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Win a Download of Devil in My Ride for Friday the 13th!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:00

Tomorrow is Friday, June 13th, and we're ready to add a little luck to one of the most unluckiest days of the year by giving you a chance to score a free download of Devil in My Ride from iTunes! Interested? Of course you are! Who doesn't like free stuff?

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest. Winners will be notified Friday morning!

Devil in My Ride is the first feature produced by Red Band Films, the specialty genre label of L.A.-based production and finance company Unified Pictures. Gary Schultz produced the film and also wrote the original screenplay with Mike Dozier.

Starring alongside Sid Haig are Frank Zieger (Conviction, Ocean of Pearls, Finding Preet), Erin Breen (Housekeeper, Rose White, Fate Accompli), Llou Johnson (Barbershop, Let’s Go to Prison, Normal), and Joey Bicicchi (Rudderless).

For more information check out the official Devil in My Ride website! Devil in My Ride is available NOW on all leading VOD platforms and iTunes!

Synopsis
After Doreen is possessed by the devil on her wedding night, her groom and her rebellious brother embark on a wild road trip in search of a mythical street preacher who is said to be the last exorcist in America.

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Behold the Horrors of #CreepyPaddington

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:30

Paddington Bear first burst onto the scene in October of 1958. Over the decades this polite immigrant bear from Peru with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat, and love of marmalade sandwiches has become a classic character from English children's literature. Now, however... he's not so cuddly.

You never know what will take off on the Internet, and this latest trending meme finds the adorable one in the most sinister of scenes thanks to some wondrous artists with a flair for the dark side!

Head on over to Twitter (of course), do a quick search for #CreepyPaddington, and you'll come up with hundreds of results, if not thousands. Also, you can visit the official #CreepyPaddington tumblr site for a collection of some of the best!

Congratulations, Paddy! Thanks to your upcoming live action flick Paddington, you have truly won the Interwebs!

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See More Images from and a New Preview of Under the Dome Episode 2.01 - Heads Will Roll

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:15

A few weeks ago we saw the first batch of images from "Under the Dome" Episode 2.01, entitled "Heads Will Roll," and now today we're back with over a half dozen more plus a new preview.

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: First Images from "Under the Dome" Episode 2.01, "Heads Will Roll," Reveal New Characters and More

"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.

For more info visit "Under the Dome" on CBS.com, "like" "Under the Dome" on Facebook, and follow "Under the Dome" on Twitter (@UnderTheDomeCBS).

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Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard Nabs Distro; New Posters

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:00

We've been talking about Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard starring Billy Zane, Mischa Barton, Felissa Rose, and Dee Wallace for quite some time; and now we're happy to announce that the flick has found itself distribution!

Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard was picked up for domestic, UK, and Australia release by Anchor Bay. Stay tuned for a release date!

Director Harrison Smith (Camp Dread) had crafted the first zombie film connected to the controversial fracking industry. With visual special effects by Lord of the Rings' Joe Lawson, makeup effects by Angie Johnson of Evolution, and creature effects by "The Walking Dead" artist Toby Sells, the film takes on an American Western flavor that focuses on heavy action and detailed characters.

Several sequels are already planned under the branding of "Zombie Killers," which is referenced in the film, as the story focuses on a team of young warriors under the leadership of military vet Zane who stand between the "figures" and their small rural town of Elwood.

Dee Wallace of E.T., The Howling, Critters, and Cujo fame plays Sharon Sommers, a terminally ill mother pushing her son to leave the dying town of Elwood, even if it means facing death beyond its gates. Wallace shares the screen with her real life daughter, Gabrielle Stone, who plays her son's love interest, Nikki.

Sleepaway Camp's Felissa Rose plays a religious zealot who works to convince the town's residents of a fixed fatalism that can't be fought.

For more info visit the official Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard website, "like" Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard on Facebook, and follow Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard on Twitter.

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Insidious Chapter 3 Finds a Shining Young Star

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:48

Some late casting news has come in for Insidious: Chapter 3 as Deadline is reporting that Stefanie Scott is next to sign up for active duty in this latest spookfest, which is being directed by star and writer Leigh Whannell.

Plot and character details are being kept under wraps, but we do know principal photography is scheduled to start this summer on July 7th.

Focus Features, which acquired the rights to release Insidious: Chapter 3 from FilmDistrict, plans to bring the film to U.S. theaters on April 3, 2015. eOne will distribute the picture in Canada, the U.K., and Spain. Sony will distribute the picture in the rest of the world.

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman, and Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

The first Insidious told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton confronting the demons that possess the young boy. Insidious: Chapter 2, the terrifying sequel, followed the haunted Lambert family as they sought to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey reprised their roles in the film directed by James Wan, who also directed the first installment.

For more information visit the official Insidious website, "like" the Insidious Facebook page, and follow along on Twitter at @InsidiousMovie.

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E3 2014: Mortal Kombat X - New Screens, Fighters, and Info!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:34

We've been buzzing about Mortal Kombat X for a few days now, and with E3 in full swing, we've kept a close eye on things and have gathered some new goodies for you! Read on for new screenshots, video, fighter announcements, and more!

Including staples like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, there were four more characters on display at the event - Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra (who rides piggy-back on the hulking Torr), and D’vorah, who is part insect.

MKX takes place 25 years after the events of the last Mortal Kombat, and Cassie and Kotal are descendants of Johnny Cage and Shao Kahn, respectively. Characters can choose between 3 different fighting styles prior to entering a match; in total there were 24 fighter slots (mostly greyed out), but that number can change of course between now and release.

Check out some new screen shots below along with an on-camera chat with creator Ed Boon courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.

Mortal Kombat X is slated for a release sometime in 2015.

For more info visit the official Mortal Kombat website, "like" Mortal Kombat on Facebook, and follow creator Ed Boon on Twitter.







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Stephen King Reveals that Mr. Mercedes Is Part 1 of a Proposed Trilogy; Finders Keepers Is Next!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:00

Did you snag a copy of Stephen King's latest, Mr. Mercedes, when it was released on June 3rd? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts, especially now that we know it's Part 1 of a proposed trilogy with Part 2's title already announced!

King took to Twitter to reveal the news, including word that the second installment will be titled Finders Keepers.

We should be hearing more about that soon so stay tuned!


MR. MERCEDES is the first novel in a projected trilogy. Hodges, Jerome, and Holly will return in FINDERS KEEPERS next year.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 10, 2014

Mr. Mercedes Synopsis:
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

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Retaliate Against this Latest Dawn of the Planet of the Apes TV Spot

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:35

Okay, so we've lost count of how many TV spots there have been for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes thus far. All we know is this flick just keeps looking more and more badass by the second. Need more proof? Here ya go!

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo. James Franco has a minor cameo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).




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Prometheus Star and Others Accept Karyn Kusama's Invitation

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:24

Around this time last year we told you that Jennifer's Body director Karyn Kusama was working on an indie flick titled Invitation, with Luke Wilson attached to star. It seems as if those plans have changed, and we've got the latest casting news for ya today!

The Wrap reports that Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green (pictured) and "Boston Public" actress Marieh Delfino have accepted the female director's Invitation, which will also co-star Tammy Blanchard, John Carroll Lynch and Michelle Krusiec.

Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script, which stars Marshall-Green as a man faced with mounting evidence that something sinister has taken hold of his ex-wife, who is hosting a dinner party that harbors a terrifying agenda.

Delfino will play a UCLA professor in the movie, which Hay and Manfredi are expected to produce with Martha Griffin and XYZ Films.

Production is scheduled to start this month.

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Check out New Posters and the First Five Minutes of Witching and Bitching

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:10

This Friday marks IFC Midnight's theatrical and VOD release of Alex de la Iglesia's Witching and Bitching (review), which promises to be one of the most batshit crazy experiences any of us have ever witnessed.

While we wait, we've got some goodies in store for you today, which should whet your appetite for the madness!

Check out a new poster and even a motion poster below, courtesy of Latino Review, as well as the first five minutes of the flick, per Crave Online!

The ensemble cast boasts some of Spain’s biggest film and TV stars, such as Mario Casas (I Want You), Hugo Silva (Sex, Parties and Lies), and Carmen Maura, who earned a Best Actress award at San Sebastian in 2000 for her role in Commonwealth. Further cast members are Terele Pavez, Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto, and Jaime Ordonez.

Synopsis
When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José's controlling ex-wife, and the situation spirals further out of control, heading towards a jaw-dropping climax.

From its opening moments involving a shootout between a series of street performers in costume (including Minnie Mouse, the Invisible Man and Jesus), it's clear that director Alex de la Iglesia is in top form here. Capturing all the wit of his previous films, but employing a much more streamlined energy, he serves up the laughs, action and thrills in spades. Creative effects and frenetic, tongue-in-cheek jokes make for a visual inventive comedy with plenty of scares and surprises along the way. So grab your iron dentures and sharpened utensils. Dinner is served.




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Ghostbusters News Bites: 30th Anniversary Infographic and Ernie Hudson Talks Ghostbusters 3

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:54

Since it's the 30th anniversary and all, the internet is currently in the midst of a Ghostbusters frenzy, and it's quite frankly a beautiful thing. On tap for you today are two little things that we feel will be of interest to super fans so read on if you ain't afraid of no ghosts!

First up, Film Dumpster caught up with star Ernie Hudson to talk about the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3, wherein he remarked that it's definitely happening, though he has no idea when the cameras will start rolling. Okay, so it's a bit of non-news, but it's still worthy of a mention.

You can check out the full interview below, which was filmed at the Niagara Falls Comic Con.

Also below you'll also find a fun 30th anniversary Ghostbusters infographic, courtesy of SDRS Creative. It's jam-packed with lots of information about the film that you probably never knew so definitely give it a look!

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Blogging Turns Deadly in Fear Followers

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:35

The filmmaking duo of Adam Mason and Simon Boyes have been carving out a name for themselves within the community in the last several years, scripting and directing films like Blood River and The Devil's Chair. Up next, they bring us a horror story for the internet age, and we've got the scoop for ya today!

Deadline reports that Mason and Boyes have been hired to write internet-themed horror flick Fear Followers, based off a treatment by Jaime Primak Sullivan.

Per a source close to the project, the film tracks four college students who run a blog for fear junkies called Fear Followers, searching for the scariest haunted houses in America. They become trapped in one house and must fight for survival while their followers watch live online.

Jaime Primak Sullivan will co-produce, with no word yet on a director. In the past, all Mason/Boyes-scripted films have been directed by Mason, so I wouldn't be surprised if he once again finds himself behind the camera.

More as we learn it!

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E3 2014: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Shows off Nemesis System in New Trailer

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:28

As if the upcoming Lord of the Rings game, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, couldn’t look any more intriguing, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer for the upcoming game showcasing some of the intricacies of its main selling point, the nemesis system.

The trailer reveals how past encounters will shape later ones as it promises, "The nemesis system contains personal interaction with your unique enemies. Every enemy will remember their encounters with you."

Defeated enemies can be employed to disrupt the forces of later enemies, while foes that have triumphed over you gloat that they have already defeated you. In a press release Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment says of the game’s nemesis system, "Every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game." This will provide a unique experience on every play-through of the game as they revealed, "No one else will have an exact same Uruk as the game generates unique, dynamically created enemies."

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor as players embody the role of Tallion, brought back from death by a spirit of vengeance.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS on October 7th, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order here and below.

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Second Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Trailer Goes Crazy

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:18

The second trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived, and it's jam-packed with never-before-seen footage that is bound to get you really excited should you be a fan of the stylistic franchise! Dig it!

Following the groundbreaking film that grossed $160 million worldwide, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reunites Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the next chapter in this trailblazing series.

Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!

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The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on August 22, 2014.

Synopsis
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow-up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.




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The MPAA Tangos with Demons - Ratings Here for Deliver Us from Evil and As Above, So Below

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:10

In a world filled with necessary evils, I still have to wonder just how necessary an evil the MPAA actually is. At times it seems that films just get rated depending on their mood or who's making them. Two new ratings are here for two big horror flicks. Read on for their verdict!

Scott Derrickson's new film Deliver Us From Evil has officially been rated R by the MPAA for “bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language.” Look for it in theatres on July 2nd.

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

John Erick Dowdle's As Above, So Below, which he co-wrote with his brother Drew (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Quarantine, Devil), has also been handed an R rating for “bloody violence/terror and language throughout.” Look for that one in theatres on August 15.

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

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Title Card Spelled Out for Ouija; Trailer Coming Soon

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:00

The house that the classic monsters built, Universal, announced earlier that Ouija would be hitting theatres this year on October 24th, and right now we have a look at the title card. Sit tight... we also hear that a trailer is well on its way and may be here as early as today!

Bianco Santos ("The Fosters"), Erin Moriarty ("Red Widow"), newcomer Ana Coto, Paranormal Activity 2 actress Vivis Colombetti, Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel"), Douglas Smith, Daren Kagasoff, and Matthew Settle star in the film, which is being produced by Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse Productions, and Hasbro.

Stiles White is in the director's chair, working from a script he wrote with Juliet Snowden.

Synopsis:
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Look for more on this one soon!

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Director to Director: Award Winner Richard Gale and Paul Hough Talk The Human Race

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:00

Director Paul Hough's The Human Race will be available on VOD, iTunes, and in theaters on Friday, June 13. Recently Hough had a chat with fellow director (and actor in The Human Race) Richard Gale (The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon) about his new movie.

We got a chance to eavesdrop on the Q&A between Hough and Gale so that you can dig the conversation between these two top-notch filmmakers below.

Richard Gale: Up until I met Paul Hough, I had never killed anyone before, in a movie or otherwise. I'm first and foremost a filmmaker - I made the horror comedy short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which went viral on YouTube and is currently being developed into a feature film.

Paul Hough: I met Richard on the festival circuit when my film The Angel played at festivals with his amazing short Criticized. The Angel would win one festival and at the next Criticized would win. We became friends and someone I would run my work by for notes.

RG: Paul sent me the script for The Human Race and I loved it—it was the best script a friend had ever given me to read. In it, I was tickled by this one diabolical psychopath who teamed up with his brothers to kill people in a really clever and terrible way. I remember thinking when I first read it—that would be a fun part to play.

PH: On the seventh day of the shoot we were doing the big extra scene that takes place at the start of the movie. I had asked all of my friends to volunteer and come down to be part of the crowd, and Richard graciously obliged. It was a really long day, and as the crowd started to narrow down by the end of the night, I noticed how charismatic Richard actually was as an actor. Coincidentally, an actor who was supposed to be there never turned up for the shoot ,and it occurred to me there and then that Richard should play that role.

RG: It was the same psychopath character I loved when I read the script. There was no way I'd say no. So I became this completely vile, irredeemable character in the movie. I always thought I could play a psychopath, and I have to confess: It was really fun! This guy I play is truly horrible —we’re talking serious depths of depravity—so it’s not something I’d ever get to do under normal circumstances.

PH: Richard goes on a real killing spree and is responsible for a great deal of the deaths in the movie. He just decides to wait and push anyone who comes his way onto the grass. (If you step onto the grass, you die via head explosion.) As we were approaching shooting these scenes, he came to me with a great idea - and that was to use all of the actors from The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon.

RG: I thought it would just be cool. So I called up the leads, Brian Rohan (the Spoonkiller) and Paul Clemens (Jack Cucchiaio—who also stars in The Beast Within), to appear in cameos in the killing spree sequence. It was like playing make-believe, only a twisted, fucked-up, evil version of make-believe. When The Human Race screened at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, I heard that the audience cheered when something painful happened to my character—which made me feel great! That’s when I thought I might have done okay at being bad. Working on The Human Race taught me that acting evil can really be a very good experience!

Be sure to check out The Human Race on VOD, iTunes, and in theaters on June 13.

Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam, and Brianna Lauren Jackson star.

For more info on the film, check out the official The Human Race website and like The Human Race on Facebook.

Synopsis
Eighty strangers from all walks of life are ripped out of their daily lives and forced to participate in a brutal race to the death. The rules are simple: Follow the arrows or you will die, step on the grass and you will die, get lapped twice and you will die. Only one participant will survive. Race or die. There can only be one winner, but who will survive and for what purpose?




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Shower Off that Varsity Blood with this New Trailer

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:27

Toward the end of May we got the first word on Varsity Blood, heading our way in August from Image Entertainment, and now we have the film's official trailer to share. Huddle up and check it out!

The film, written and directed by Jake Helgren, stars Lexi Giovagnoli, Debbie Rochon (American Nightmare, Colour from the Dark), Elle LaMont (Machete Kills), and Chris Hlozek (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies).

Look for Varsity Blood on DVD on August 19th.

Synopsis:
This football season, Hogeye High’s Warriors and cheerleaders are out for blood. Unfortunately, someone is out for theirs, and they’ll be forced to take one for the team. After the big Halloween football match, the students are joined by an uninvited guest dressed as their high school mascot armed with a bow and arrow, a battle-axe, and an insatiable appetite for butchery. Soon, they find themselves fighting for more than the winning score as terror becomes the name of the game.

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First Look at Marilyn Monroe Zombie Hunter

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00

Another historical horror mash-up is headed our way courtesy of indie filmmaker Thomas Churchill, and we have a look at it for you. Are you ready for Marilyn Monroe Zombie Hunter, or are the famous dead better off left buried? You tell us!

From the Press Release
After winning two awards (Best Horror Film & Best Make-Up) for Lazarus: Day of The Living Dead at the New York City International Film Festival, writer/producer/director Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past, Syfy’s "Monster Man") and his producing partner David M. Parks (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past) are releasing the first teasers of their next project, the horror/thriller/action film Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter.

Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter will be directed by Churchill from a script he is writing with horror author Joe Knetter and will star model, actress, and scream queen Sarah French as the iconic blonde bombshell turned zombie slayer. David M. Parks will produce. 


The positive response to the film announcement in March created an internet frenzy around this unique concept. Principal photography is slated to take place in Hollywood, California, in late 2014 under the Church Hill Productions/Apothecary Entertainment banner.

After writing Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead, which will have its worldwide VOD release September 9th (DVD/Blu-ray release December 9th), Churchill stated that his inspiration for Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter was “the concept of this incredible Hollywood icon as a cool samurai sword-wielding, kick-ass assassin summoned by our President to be humanity's last hope against zombie domination. [It] just toyed with me, and I needed to get it out of my head, onto paper, and on the screen. The film is going to be a straight-up horror-thriller,” he expounded, “with no room for 'cheese.' Horror and Marilyn fans will be proud of the vision I have in store.”
 Churchill adds the film will be “very much an old-school summer event movie... Kill Bill meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They will be very surprised and very pleased with the story we are planning to tell.”

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Get a V/H/S: Viral Sneak Peek from Vincent Guastini

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:00

FX artist Vincent Guastini shared with DC a quick look at some of his work on the upcoming third chapter in the V/H/S franchise, V/H/S: Viral. Check it out right here, and look for more on this one A/S/A/P!

From the Press Release
Vincent Guastini of V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio, a Hollywood-based company nestled behind the Burbank Airport, has announced his company's involvement with doing two very elaborate effects-laden episodes of the horror hit franchise V/H/S, the latest one being titled V/H/S: Viral.

Vincent at this time cannot go into specifics but promises when the film comes out or is at least closer to its release, he will give more in-depth information and a picture spread about his involvement, which included an army of undead and some animatronic creatures in both episodes. Meanwhile, here are a few exclusive photos that Vincent can share... a more clear glimpse of what has been released in trailers.

"All I can say at this moment is we pulled out all the stops and I was able to convince one of the directors to go practical for the effects and not use CGI. I think we won the battle and also did some miniature effects as well. All I can say is I had a blast working with both Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, on one episode, and also working with the highly visual, out-of-the-box take Todd Lincoln had on his episode. They were all different as far as the work process in getting to the final outcome, but in both cases I had a blast. I was given full freedom. The directors cared very much about every shot, and we all met or talked through emails and phone conversations several times and had many long conversations and meetings about all the effects. I love working for these guys; they care, they communicate, and above all they have passion, something I greatly admire when working with guys like this who are that on point and picky as well as very attentive to small details about their effects. Also, having producers Chris White and Brad Miska backing me up all the way was a tremendous asset to me and my crew. I can’t wait for this film to come out so I can talk more about our involvement in-depth and how much we did for this film."

Vincent has been in the make-up creature and effects business for over 20 years. His credits include Dogma, Requiem for a Dream, Last of the Mohicans, Letters of Iwo Jima, Saturday Night Live, and more recently, Sushi Girl, The Devil's Carnival, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the upcoming Bryan Singer-produced horror film The Taking, and Twisted Pictures' new franchise movie Havenhurst. Be sure to visit his website at VGP Effects or his company's Facebook page.

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