The mythical monkey's paw grants its possessor 3 wishes, and today, June 17, Scream Factory is granting 3 wishes to celebrate the release of The Monkey's Paw on Blu-ray/DVD. Well, not exactly, but Scream Factory is indeed giving away copies of The Monkey's Paw on Blu-ray to 3 lucky Dread Central readers. Read on for the details.
Dread Central readers can enter this contest by sending an email to email@example.com, including your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
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Don't forget to include your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. Please note that this contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only and will end at 11:59 PM PT on Sunday, June 23rd, 2014. Please note that by entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Scream Factory/Shout! Factory use of your email address.
If you cannot wait, you can buy The Monkey's Paw Blu-ray directly from Scream Factory's website.
One wish. A thousand regrets. Scream Factory presents The Monkey’s Paw from Chiller Films on Blu-ray and DVD on June 17 with bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, a theatrical trailer, and commentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig, and actor CJ Thomason.
After Jake Tilton (CJ Thomason, Sutures) acquires a mystical "monkey's paw" talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, he finds his world turned upside-down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb (Stephen Lang, Avatar), being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder – forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones.
Also starring Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, Nurse 3D), Charles S. Dutton (Legion), Michelle Pierce ("NCIS"), and Daniel Hugh Kelly (Cujo), The Monkey’s Paw is adapted from the renowned short story by W.W. Jacobs and picks up where the story left off.
Collider caught up with director/producer/writer Paul W.S. Anderson, who unveiled the latest details on the upcoming sixth chapter of the Resident Evil franchise, including its tentative title. Read on for the details.
"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title," Anderson tells the site. "It may end up being the final title, but that’s what’s written on the front page of my script… I’m right in the middle of [the first draft]."
When asked if this will indeed be the last chapter in his Resident Evil universe, Anderson replied, "That’s what’s on the title page; it’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, so absolutely."
Milla Jovovich will be returning as Alice, and Li Bingbing will be back also as Ada Wong.
More as we learn it!
A brand new motion one-sheet has arrived for Eli Roth's next film, The Green Inferno (review), and it will make the Germaphobe in you start squealing! Check it out courtesy of Beware the Horror Blog.
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Sky Ferreira star.
From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
It's hard to believe we're at the midway point of the year already, but alas, Halloween is finally in sight and will likely be here before you know it. Universal is very aware of this and is getting set to have some of its flicks make their Blu-ray debut on September 2nd.
Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is haunted by increasingly terrifying visions of a brutal murder that occurred 15 years ago, and of a woman she's never met. With her personal life spiraling out-of-control, she follows the relentless nightmares to an eerie small town in Texas. There, Joann will discover that some secrets can't be buried and the horrific murder she is trying to solve may just be her own.
The People Under the Stairs
In every neighborhood, there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid. Now, director Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) takes you inside The People Under the Stairs. Trapped within a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare he can't escape. The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden under the stairs.
After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles, FBI agent Joel Campbell (James Spader) wants out. Now his nemesis, serial killer David Allen Griffin (Keanu Reeves), has tracked him all the way to Chicago, just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends Campbell a photograph of his intended victim (Marissa Tomei) and dares him to find her before he strikes again.
Firestarter chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop," that wants her destroyed?
When architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) loses his wife in a tragic accident, he turns to the shadowy, unnerving world of Electronic Voice Phenomenon: communication from beyond the grave. As he begins to penetrate the mysteries of EVP, Jonathan makes a shocking discovery: once a portal to the other world is opened, there's no telling what will come through it.
Let this serve as a reminder! Skybound's (Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics) one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, is once again heading to the San Diego Comic-Con; and tickets are on sale now!
Rolled out as a nationwide experience in April, there will be a few stops before and beyond San Diego's big dance. The remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
Dates TBD at the following locations:
Even cooler? From now until July 4th, there's a special EARLY BIRD rate for tickets:
After its successful 2012 debut at San Diego’s Petco Park, The Walking Dead Escape expanded with three additional events in major cities in 2013, including New York, where the course was integrated aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound decided to take the events to the next level with a national tour.
“I’m thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around. It's great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago,” says Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead.
The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, allows fans to participate as “Walkers" or “Survivors" as they climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie-infected evacuation zones. Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Experience.
Those participating as Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup artists, and they'll receive “zombie training” prior to their release on the course. Keeping in the spirit of entertainment and accessibility to all, The Walking Dead Escape is not a race, and its participants will not be timed or required to run.
With everything there is to watch on Sunday night, it's likely that you either forgot about or didn't have time to watch "True Blood: A Farewell to Bon Temps" last night, but don't fret... HBO has released it online, and we have it for you right here!
"True Blood" follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).
All three of them and lots more, including series creator Alan Ball, appear in the "Farewell" show.
"True Blood" returns Sunday, June 22nd. Not quite caught up? Then join HBO's "True to the End Marathon." They're airing all six seasons this week, beginning tonight, June 16th, at 10PM; check your local listings.
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Other Season 7 cast members - both old and new - include: Sam Trammell as Sam, Ryan Kwanten as Jason, Rutina Wesley as Tara, Chris Bauer as Andy, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa, Lauren Bowles as Holly, Tara Buck as Ginger, Gregg Daniel as Rev. Daniels, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Aaron Christian Howles as Rocky, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Noah Matthews as Wade, Bailey Noble as Adilyn, Nathan Parsons as James, Adina Porter as Lettie Mae, Carrie Preston as Arlene, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica, and Karolina Wydra as Violet.
Episode 7.01 - “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (air date 6/22/14)
A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur’s with shocking results. As Sookie (Anna Paquin) seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince (Brett Rickaby), Bill (Stephen Moyer) receives aid from an unexpected source. Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Stephen Moyer.
The Ford Brothers' eagerly awaited sequel to their film The Dead, entitled The Dead 2 (aka The Dead 2: India), is on its way to Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Anchor Bay, and we have the artwork and details for ya cold and clammy!
From the Press Release
Two years ago filmmakers Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford took international audiences on an unforgettable journey through a zombie-infected African veldt with the critically acclaimed and audience favorite The Dead.
Setting a new standard for the zombie film, the Ford Brothers have now raised the survival stakes to new dramatic heights with the September 16th Blu-ray and DVD release of The Dead 2.
As demonstrated with screenings at numerous international film festivals, audiences around the world have once again thrilled to the Ford Brothers’ unique vision of the zombie apocalypse, taking it to yet another epic level. And just as with the first film, reviewers are bestowing glowing praise on the filmmakers’ ability to transform an exotic environment into a vital character within the character-driven narrative. The first international zombie film production to be shot in India, The Dead 2 utilizes the spectacular vistas of Rajasthan, Delhi, and Mumbai to create yet another unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness baked in sunlight. SRP for the Blu-ray is $29.99 and $24.98 for the DVD.
A ship docks fresh from Somalia, which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson, Casino Royale) is working in the stark yet tranquil Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love, Ishani (Meenu), a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai and who has hidden their relationship from her tradition-minded father. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300-mile landscape filled with flesh-eating – and infectious – undead. With the help of young street kid Javed (Anand Goyal), he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all, as the clock ticks off the minutes before the last flight out of a living hell...
Bonus features on The Dead 2 Blu-ray and DVD include "The Making of The Dead 2" and deleted scenes.
Unfolding across an epic vista of breathtaking scope, thrilling action, death-defying stunts, and spine-chilling fright, yet always keeping the emotional resonance in focus, The Ford Brothers’ The Dead 2 once again melds the terror of the end of the world with the inspiration of the human drive to survive.
Just four episodes remain in Season 1 of "Salem," but thankfully we already know that Season 2 will be following in its witchy wake. To help get you ready for next week's Episode 1.10, "The House of Pain," here's the preview, in which we play a bit of hide 'n seek. Are you ready, heathens?
Look for photos and clips from Episode 1.10 soon!
"Salem" explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Related Story: Visit our "Salem" Archive
The series stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.
"Salem" Episode 1.10 - "The House of Pain" (airs 6/33/14)
Increase (guest star Stephen Lang) gets closer to understanding who really runs things in Salem. At the same time, Anne (Merchant) finds herself in danger, and in need of Alden's (West) help, while investigating a mystery.
Earlier this year Hulu and Lionsgate partnered up for the ten-episode, half-hour series "Deadbeat," which stars Tucker and Dale vs. Evil's Tyler Labine. Today comes word that the supernatural comedy series is headed home, and we have all the details ready for your consumption. Read on!
From the Press Release
The supernatural comedy series "Deadbeat" arrives on DVD (plus Digital) August 26th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Starring Tyler Labine (TV's "Reaper"), the show also features Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Lucy DeVito (TV's "Melissa & Joey), and Cat Deeley (the host of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance"). From the production company that produced 12 Years a Slave and Kick-Ass, "Deadbeat" has been declared a "disarmingly funny" (Variety) and "hilarious and heartwarming" (New York Post) comedy. Available exclusively at Target, the Deadbeat DVD includes three bonus featurettes and is available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Kevin Pacalioglu (Labine) may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people so that's pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City's most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business.
What with a couple of main characters dying or leaving town and others being promoted to series regulars, it was a no-brainer for "Teen Wolf" to receive new main titles for its fourth season. Curious? Then read on because we have them for you right here!
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden star along with new regulars Arden Cho, Shelley Hennig, and Ryan Kelley as Deputy Parrish. Season 4 also sees the return of Jill Wagner as Kate Argent, JR Bourne as Chris Argent, and Ian Bohen as Peter Hale.
The new season kicks off Monday, June 23rd, at 10PM.
Related Story: Visit our "Teen Wolf" archive!
"Teen Wolf" Season 4 Overview:
In Season 4, still healing from tragic losses, Scott (Posey), Stiles (O'Brien), Lydia (Roden), and Kira (Cho) begin a new semester of school with more human worries than supernatural, while also trying to help their new friend Malia (Hennig) integrate back into society. But Kate Argent’s surprising resurrection brings a new threat to Beacon Hills along with the emergence of another mysterious enemy known simply as The Benefactor.
If you're anything like me, you've been wondering when you're going to be able to see Jim Jarmusch's vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive (review), which has to date only been given a limited theatrical release. That all changes this August, when the bloodsuckers come home. Read on for release details!
From the Press Release
Sony Pictures Classics’ visually poetic love story from director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, will debut on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film is the apotheosis of American independent film and underground music, full of Jarmusch’s laconic sense of humor. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE stars Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, 2008, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) alongside co-stars Mia Wasikowska (Lawless), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), and John Hurt (Harry Potter).
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, this critically well received fan favorite puts an original spin on a well-worn genre – these vampires are mature, highbrow, and charmingly ultra-cool. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE was selected for official competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and enjoyed critical acclaim at various film festivals worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, and New York Film Festival. It was also chosen as an official selection at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Special features on the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release include never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes as well as an extended version of Yasmine Hamdan performing "Hal." Also included is the “Traveling at Night with Jim Jarmusch” documentary, taking fans behind the scenes for a portrait of the director at work on his latest film.
Only Lovers Left Alive is the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Swinton). Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature, and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries, but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister, Ava (Wasikowska), who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.
In just two weeks "Under the Dome" returns to CBS, and to help get you ready, CBS has released a new behind-the-scenes video in which the cast and crew remind us where we left off last season as we look forward to Season 2.
The June 30th premiere episode was written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King, who also makes a cameo appearance, and was filmed on location in Wilmington, N.C.
"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie).
The Season 2 newcomers include Brett Cullen, Sherry Stringfield, Eddie Cahill, Grace Victoria Cox, Karla Crome, Dwayne Boyd, and Dwight Yoakam.
Related Story: Visit our "Under the Dome" Archive
"Under the Dome" Episode 2.01 - "Heads Will Roll" (airs 6/30/14; 10-11 PM)
Barbie’s fate lies in Big Jim’s hands, and the Dome presents a new threat when it becomes magnetized. Meanwhile, Julia seeks out the help of a stranger to save the life of a mysterious girl who may hold clues to origin of the Dome.
Don't forget that CBS is airing "Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill" on Monday, June 23rd (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). This exclusive one-hour special looks back at the premiere season of the hit summer series, featuring highlights from last season as well as new interviews with the cast and executive producers. In addition, the special will tease what lies ahead for the residents of Chester’s Mill who are still trapped under the mysterious dome with an advance sneak peek at the Season 2 premiere.
Adult film star Channon Rose has dealt with lots of sticky substances over her career, but we don't think ectoplasm was on her agenda. In any event, Ms. Rose apparently suffered a bout of possession that was caught on film!
From the Press Release
Linda Blair’s head-rotating, pea soup-vomiting portrayal of demonic possession is the stuff of movie legend, but the events that form the basis of The Exorcist and the book of the same name were actually inspired by a month-long demon-purging over a young boy in 1949.
Whether you believe in possessions—demon or otherwise—or not, they have been around since ancient times, and so has our fascination with them and the exorcisms that cast these demons, imagined or real, back into the darkness they came from.
Imagine a movie with all of the ingredients that has made Paranormal Activity a five-time box office success, that spooky “home footage” allure of witnessing a possession unfold, only far more frightening because This Isn’t A Movie is the real deal. It is the unplanned, unscripted, raw footage of a real life possession, exactly as it occurred.
Channon Rose and Travis Dean aren’t filmmakers or seeking fame via a pseudo reality show. Channon is a beautiful print model with her own beauty blog; Travis comes from the corporate world with an 8-5 job. Since the beginning of their relationship in 2012, they’ve been capturing their good times and getaways on Channon’s handheld camera, and their trip to Big Bear started out like all the rest: fun, silly, and lighthearted. But something unexplained happened to Channon, unleashing a nightmarish experience and a home movie they’ll never forget.
The question most people will ask is: How do we know it’s real? According to Channon, “It’s pretty obvious from the minute you start watching that this is something real. The whole experience was pretty terrifyingm and the only way to describe it is a possession of some kind.”
Travis adds, “Imagine seeing someone you know and love acting so strange and eerie with no explanation or ability to help them. Seeing Channon literally banging her head against the wall of our cabin hard enough to really hurt herself; she kept answering the front door of our secluded cabin, and of course, nobody was ever there. What freaked me out the most was when she completely disappeared and I ended up finding her in the woods with no idea of how she ended up there. That’s when I drove her to the emergency room.”
This Isn’t A Movie invites viewers to explore what an actual possession is—what it looks like up-close, unedited, and without Hollywood’s special effects. It is a scary journey because it is real. There are no actors going home at the end of the day... just a couple who never imagined this could happen to them.
Scott Spiegel has had his hands in many different cookie jars throughout his unique career, most notably serving as the co-writer of Evil Dead 2. Up next he's putting on his producer hat and sending us all straight to Hell.
Some quick casting news has arrived for Welcome to Purgatory as Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Jillian Murray (pictured; The Graves, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tony Cook, Tory Kittles and Stephen Marcus are set to appear in the film directed by Gene Fallaize.
According to the IMDb, a sequel, Welcome to Purgatory II: The Journey to Hell, is already planned with Fallaize back at the helm.
Check out the artwork below.
Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor (Cook), and Danni (Murray) – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife in ruins amidst a growing war between Good and Evil. All the rules of the Afterlife have been broken, and they must find a way to make things right before Heaven is ruined for the rest of time.
No matter what state you live in, there's a horror movie connected to it that you can call your own due to the fact that it takes place there. Texans of course have The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, while Pennsylvania is Night of the Living Dead country.
As an example of the variety of locales horror flicks have taken us to, a fun little infographic map we just spotted over on Imgur assigns one specific movie to each state in the country, based on where they were set.
The movies range from the iconic to the relatively obscure, and the image essentially serves as a map of the United States of Horror.
Check out the map below, and then drop a comment letting us know which state you live in and which horror movie that takes place in that state is your favorite!
Click on the image for a full-screen look.
Universal's latest adaptation of Bram Stoker's most popular novella has undergone several changes on its way into our lives, first being renamed from Dracula: Year Zero to Dracula Untold. Nevertheless, it's finally on its way, and we have a pair of posters and the first image!
The film stars Luke Evans as the titular bloodsucker alongside Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, Zach McGowan, and Dominic Cooper.
Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
Look for it in theaters October 17, 2014.
Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks plays a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson is Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson portrays Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.
With the title of "Possession," Episode 1.07 of "Penny Dreadful" looks to be heading even deeper into demonic territory, and we couldn't be happier! If you're ready to venture there along with us, here are several new stills, a pair of clips, and a preview of the ep.
A profoundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.
Related Story: Visit our "Penny Dreadful" Archive!
"Penny Dreadful" Episode 1.07 - "Possession" (airs 6/22/14)
Sir Malcolm (Dalton), Ethan (Hartnett), and Sembene (Danny Sapani) do everything they can to save Vanessa (Green).
Don't forget you can still enter DREAD20 when checking out from Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" store to receive 20% off all "Penny Dreadful" merchandise. The code is valid through December 31, 2014!
There is truly nothing like a classic movie poster. They can be found everywhere from pinned up on a teenager's bedroom wall to framed in an art gallery or museum. And when talented artists come up with variant artwork for some of our favorite films, that's a fun time, too!
Reelizer is a fantastic website that focuses on the art of film and art inspired by film. After seeing what we have here, be sure to swing by the site to check out some of the other amazing art that's on display.
We've included several of our favorites below, including Mike Mignola's The Bride of Frankenstein, RoboCop by Kevin Tong, Ghoulish Gary Pullin's work for The Howling, and Gremlins 2: The New Batch by Dani Blázquez.
There are dozens more works of art based on beloved films over at Reelizer.com and loads of other themes as well. You're certain to find something that puts a charge in your britches!
Blanc/Biehn Productions' latest, the psychological thriller Mindless, features rising star Hallie Jordan and a script by Alyssa Lobit; and to help kick off your work week, we have a few behind-the-scenes photos from the set.
Jordan plays a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past... with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim), Ben Kurland, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Tiffany Shepis, J. Michael Trautmann, Heather DeVan, Cassius DeVan, and Lorraine Ziff.
Jason DeVan directs while Vance Crofoot serves as DP and editor. The film is exec produced by Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn via Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include DeVan, Ziff, Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn.
For more on all of the company's current projects, "like" Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb, @michaelbiehn, and @blancbiehnfilms.
BookExpo America is a massive event, hosting nearly every publisher on the planet. To walk into it and say, "I've got it easy... I'll just be covering horror and spooky-themed titles!" is LAUGHABLE. Team Dread hit the show hard this year, determined to squeeze it for all it was worth...
It took us two days to walk every aisle of the Javits Convention Center in the heart of New York City and find those 5,000 new zombie books you'll see on the shelves later this year. Yeah, zombies are still hot.. with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. I bet you're shocked.
We came back with over 100 images (shot by the ninja-like Galaxia Siandre), and so the challenge became how to present this pile to you in a way that will satisfy hard-core bibliophiles but won't give our editors night terrors for the next three weeks. So we've posted the crème de la crème here, and you'll find the rest on the Dread Central Google+ page.
Just know that any title you see should be easily Google-able or, more specifically, Amazon-able. From there you can gather more info on your favorite titles and pre-order. Remember: On Amazon, if a book is extra large (deluxe edition) or some such, chances are the pre-order price will be greatly reduced from the release day price so do your homework, and you just may save some cash!
On tap we've got books for everyone from the tiniest creeper to the fully grown adult ghoul in your home from Abrams, Insight Editions, Quirk, DK, Papercutz, Chronicle, Quatro, Capstone, Scholastic, BOOM! Studios, IDW Comics, Diamond Comics Distributors, Random House, Schiffer, Rizzoli, Red Wheel Weiser, and Chaosium. Whew!
Highlights of upcoming horror titles include:
• Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema by Ozzy Inguanzo, Foreword by Max Landis (Rizzoli) - Zombies on Film chronicles popular culture’s greatest and most terrifyingly intriguing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were shaped—at the movies! Spanning nearly a century, the zombie genre has been built by a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book tells the remarkable true story behind the creative and independent spirit that shaped a legacy, from its cinematic inception and evolution to its ultimate rise to pop culture prominence, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked—and of course, the most gory and terrifying—films featuring zombies.
Author Ozzy Inguanzo’s insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented by more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images spanning nine decades of classic films including Bela Lugosi’s White Zombie (1932), George Romero’s landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Lucio Fulci’s cult classic Zombie (1979) as well as offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004), and more recent entries like the breakthrough series "The Walking Dead" (2010) and the international sensation World War Z (2013).
• Six-Gun Gorilla by Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely (BOOM! Studios) - Welcome to “the Blister” -- a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there. This one is bloody as all hell and insane from minute to minute... two of our favorite flavors!!
• Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix (Quirk) - Something strange is happening at the Orsk Furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Every morning employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds—clearly, someone or something is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift—and they encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first century economy.
A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of current fears), Horrorstör comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalog, complete with illustrations of ready-to-assemble furniture and other, more sinister accessories. We promise you’ve never seen anything quite like it!
• Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller (Random House) - Jason Segel, multi-talented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares!, the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town. Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!
Charlie Laird has several problems:
1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself in after dark.
3.He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.
What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed. And when your worst nightmares start to come true... well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.
• Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters by August Ragone (Chronicle) - Now in paperback! Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who’s thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also profiles Tsuburaya’s film collaborators, details his key films and shows, and spotlights the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.
• Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Drew McWeeny (Insight Editions) - Not much news on this one yet other than that it's tentatively scheduled for September 2015, but dig the eye candy and AWAIT THE COMING OF GOZER!!
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Thursday, May 28-Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Javits Center, NYC
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