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25 Funny and Unusual Tombstones

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:30

You know, if you’ve gotta go, you may as well leave by making a statement! With a new year looming on the horizon, it seems fitting to remember those who have passed before us. Or at the very least marvel at their simply hilarious tombstones.

That’s right, kids! Even in the face of the reaper you should always keep a sense of humor! Check out 25 of our favorite funny and unusual tombstones below.

Have something witty planned for yours? Sound off in the comments section below. It may be your only chance to see people’s reactions!

MORE Funny and Unusual Tombstones on the NEXT page!

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Cinedigm Brings The Demon’s Rook Home this February

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:00

After a successful stint on VOD, James Sizemore’s bloody good horror flick The Demon’s Rook (review) is finally making its way to DVD. Look for the flick to arrive on February 3, 2015, via Cinedigm.

For more on film, visit the official website for The Demon’s Rook and ‘like’ The Demon’s Rook on Facebook.

Synopsis:
Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into our world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons’ magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction. An ode to the DIY creature-feature classics of the 1980’s, The Demon’s Rook is a “gut-flinging monster mash” (Dread Central) that you won’t soon forget.


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Reserve Your Copy of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Book NOW!

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:00

Attention, Fred heads! If you are interested in getting a copy of the Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy book, now is your chance. There are a limited number of shrink-wrapped, unnumbered and unsigned books available to purchase.

INVENTORY IS LIMITED! The books on hand will be sold on a first-come/first-served basis, and once these copies are sold out, your only option to get one might be on eBay for a ridiculous amount of cash.

Orders are expected to start shipping in mid-January. In order to reserve your shrink-wrapped copy, payment is taken at the time you place your order. Other important details are listed on the product page at the link below.

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Ring in the New Year with the Top 9 Babies in Horror

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:30

With the New Year upon us, we all look to that adorable cherub, Baby New Year, to help us usher in 2015. With a reminiscing smile to 2014 and an eager eye toward 2015, we gathered together a list of some other babies, those making memorable appearances in horror. We give you the Top 9 Babies in Horror.

We know what you’re thinking, and no, we never thought we’d see this list either. But what better time to dig in and remember some of our favorite infants and toddlers than right now when we’ve got Baby New Year on the mind?

On our obligatory honorable mention list are the two unfortunate newborns who were killed and violated in the most heinous of ways in The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence and A Serbian Film. You know the ones. And if you don’t, go check those two extreme films out. Wow! Also, a little love goes to the young spawn of “Dexter,” Harrison Morgan. Since it’s the holiday season, we’ll mention Billy the yellow baby from Black Xmas (2006). Baby Oopsie Daisy (although probably technically a doll, but he does carry the Baby moniker) from Demonic Toys was unforgettable. The child born at the end of a two-woman war at the conclusion of Inside (À l’intérieur) may be the baby brought into this world via the most violent caesarian section ever. And one last pair of HM’s go out to Baby Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Dren, the hybrid child from Splice.

And now, on to the…

It’s Alive (1974)
As the trailer below will tell you (repeatedly!), It’s Alive. Written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen (who also wrote and directed Q and The Stuff, as well as penning the Maniac Cop series), It’s Alive features the work of a pair of legends in the horror genre with none other than Bernard Herrmann composing the score and the incomparable Rick Baker working on make-up and puppet F/X. The story is about the Davis family and their infamous second child… the one that comes out a bloodthirsty killing machine. As far as babies go, this one is very difficult to get along with. This baby movie spawned two sequels, It Lives Again (aka It’s Alive 2) and the hilariously titled It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive. Classic.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
If finding out you’re carrying the spawn of Satan in your belly isn’t enough to give you a case of the Mondays, then the fact that a creepy group of curmudgeons is watching over you to be sure the baby is safely delivered into this world for purposes of pure evil definitely has to get you down. As memorable as they come, Rosemary’s baby, the one with the chillingly demonic eyes, is an incredibly haunting entity. Based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin and written and directed by the infamous Roman Polanski, and with Mia Farrow as its mother, Rosemary’s baby may be the most high-profile infant on this list due to the sheer fame of the players in this movie. With an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and an Academy Award win by Ruth Gordon for Best Supporting Actress, Rosemary’s Baby was as appreciated by critics as it was by fans and remains a staple of the horror genre to this day.

House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects (2003/2005)
Okay, maybe not completely on topic, but you can’t talk about the Top Babies in Horror without mentioning the sexiest Baby of them all…No, we haven’t crossed some kind of pervert line here; we’re talking about Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby Firefly, the beautifully brutal violent vixen of The Firefly Clan. Baby Firefly may look like a harmless hottie, but she is right up there with Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding when it comes to downright viciousness. She was introduced in House of 1000 Corpses as a sultry, mysterious member of a murderous family. But in The Devil’s Rejects Baby Firefly really came into her own and became just as hardened a member of her family as any of the other killers. As horror movie babies go, this is certainly the sexiest and may very well be the deadliest as well.

Delivery: The Beast Within (2014)
Is there anything worth watching on reality TV? Let’s be honest; we cut our teeth on reality programming decades ago when “COPS” hit the FOX airwaves. And we were all literally glued to our screens as one domestic dispute after another got resolved by our cities’ finest police officers. But today anyone can get a reality show, and that is the premise behind Delivery. It’s the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who, for some inexplicable reason, agree to have their first pregnancy documented for a reality TV show. And, as this is a horror movie, things go completely off the tracks, making Rachel believe an evil spirit has possessed the unborn child. And that, my friends, is the makings of a fantastic reality TV series!

Pet Sematary (1989)
He’s not necessarily an infant in swaddling clothes, but Gage Creed was young enough to be considered in this category. An aggressive little scamp if there ever was one, Gage gave audiences one of the great toe-curling moments of 80’s cinema when he sliced Jud Crandall’s Achilles tendon. Much like the hobbling of Paul Sheldon by Anne Wilkes in Misery, this was another of Stephen King’s great moments of stunning an audience with just the damaging of a body. Not murder, not rape, but the maiming of a body part that was certainly quite beloved by the owner. Gage Creed certainly goes down as one of horror’s most nefarious toddlers. “And now I wanna play with yeeeeeew.”

Alien (1979)
Here we move into our non-human portion of the list. The Alien chestburster is, without a doubt, the cutest version of the xenomorph that exists in the Alien universe. Sure, his birth into our world is a bit bloody and violent, but once he emerges from Kane’s chest and checks out his surroundings (sporting a set of teeth that look like he’s wearing one of Flavor Flav’s grills) and heads for the hills, the baby xenomorph had already become part of horror/sci-fi history. But, unfortunately, as cute as he was upon being born, there was the fact that he would grow to be a towering, slobbering, violent alien creature that took away a bit of his childish innocence. But good lord, he was a cute baby, wasn’t he?

Hellboy (2004)
Based on Mike Mignola’s story and directed by Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy was an action-packed thrill ride for audiences. Ron Perlman was the perfect stout-chinned actor to play Hellboy himself. But our first looks at the demonic scamp were much more cutesy than anything else. A scant little red monster that somehow made it through an interdimensional portal on October 10, 1944, in Scotland during an Allied attack against Nazi forces led by Obersturmbannführer Karl Ruprecht Kroenen. Headed by Trevor Bruttenholm, the Allied forces were able to squash the Nazi’s plan and, at the same time, gain a tremendous ally in the form of the infant Hellboy. Bruttenholm would go on to adopt the young demon, who grew into one of the most unique superheroes of our time.


“The Walking Dead” (November 4, 2012-present)

Little Asskicker. Born in a bloody delivery to a mother who would not survive the procedure, living in a prison or on the run for every day of her short existence, Judith Grimes has seen some shit. Even at her infantile age, she’s already survived more than I know I personally could have… the prison invasion, threat of strangulation by a stranger in the woods while Tyreese wrestled with his conscience… Lizzy! Simply put, as babies go, Judith has to be one of the most hardened little ones ever. In fact, we’ve heard that she insists on getting some of Bob’s hooch in her milk, which she drinks exclusively out of broken Jägermeister bottles found along the road.

Dead Alive (1992)
The Dead Alive (or Braindead for those of you out there who prefer that title) baby takes perhaps the most punishment of anyone to ever wear a onesie onscreen. In one scene, which you can enjoy below, after biting a woman in the face, and in the space of about 40 seconds, he gets a chair smashed over his head Cactus Jack-style, kicked in the face, springboarded off an ironing board before getting smashed in the face with a frying pan hard enough to leave a perfect imprint of his face on it. From there he is threatened with an electric blender/chopper, hung precariously over said blender/chopper by a shoddily hung light fixture before landing his ass in the blender/chopper, only to be launched out of it and then unceremoniously punched in the face, which launches him through a window. Well done! Peter Jackson just doesn’t make ‘em like that anymore.

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Happy New Year 2015!

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:00

As always, it’s with great pleasure that we give this year the proverbial finger and officially look forward to 2015! Please join us in stabbing at 2014 with an erect middle digit.

2014 was a pretty good year for us, and we have PLENTY of tricks and treats up our sleeves for the new year. Our good fortune was due in no small part to you cats, whom we are extremely grateful for. You keep readin’, we’ll keep writin’! Hopefully 2015 will give us many reasons to give thanks including Jurassic World, Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension, and more!

So goodbye, 2014! Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out! Be safe tonight, everyone, and have a happy and healthy 2015! Here’s to ya!

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Go Behind the Scenes of Paul Solet’s Dark Summer with Special Featurette

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 19:17

IFC Midnight has set a date for Paul Solet’s follow-up to Grace, releasing Dark Summer in limited theaters and on VOD outlets come January 9th. On tap for you tonight is a behind-the-scenes featurette, which should whet your appetite for more!

Written by Mike Le (Patient Zero), Dark Summer stars Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (“The Wire”), Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Grace Phipps (Fright Night).

Synopsis:
Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17-year-old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.

Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and, believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.

And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…

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John Jarratt’s Directorial Debut StalkHer Gets a Poster

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 18:32

Australian actor John Jarratt made one hell of an impression as horror icon Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2, and now he’s set to return to the horror genre with his debut directional effort. Read all about his upcoming film StalkHer, and check out the first piece of poster art!

Written by Kris Maric, the film stars Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax.

Synopsis:
Jack is pushed past the brink of his stalking obsession when he finally decides to break into Emily’s home to take what he wants by force. However, his plans for her pain and his pleasure come unhinged when he wakes up to find himself bleeding and bound to a chair in her kitchen. It doesn’t take long for Jack to realize that Emily is not the woman he thoughts she was. For one night Jack and Emily engage in a twisted and thrilling courtship of the sexes that leads one to wonder which one of them will survive the night.

To learn more, check out the StalkHer official website and “like” StalkHer on Facebook.

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Digging Up the Marrow – Final Artwork and Release Details

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:21

Great news for you cats out there who are looking forward to Adam Green’s latest directorial feature film, Digging Up the Marrow! Entertainment Weekly scored the latest one-sheet and release news!

Look for the flick February 20th in limited theatrical and also on VOD via RLJ/Image Entertainment.

Starring, written by, and directed by Adam Green and inspired by the artwork of artist Alex Pardee, the film stars Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” X-Men First Class), Will Barratt (Frozen), and a roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.

When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package from a strange man (Wise) claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.

“DIGGING UP THE MARROW is the result of an incredibly rewarding four-year creative collaboration,” said Green. “It’s a very unique film that doesn’t neatly fit into any specific sub-genre that has come before it. We’ve been thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that MARROW has received at early screenings.”

The monsters in the film are vividly brought to life by visionary American artist and trans-media-artistry pioneer Alex Pardee. Under Green’s ArieScope Pictures, the film was produced by Cory Neal and was financed by Neal and Andrew Mysko’s Hacienda Film Co.

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Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Dated for Home Video Release

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:01

One of 2014’s most batshit crazy genre films heads home right at the start of 2015 as Drafthouse Films has made a date with Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Read on for all the release details!

From the Press Release:
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a Japanese crime gang feud in Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, an outrageous actioner that also pays thrilling tribute to classics of the yakuza genre. The latest wild epic from writer-director Sion Sono comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on January 27, 2015, from Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). The extras-filled discs have SRPs, respectively, of $29.93 and $24.99.

Master filmmaker Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) describes his frenzied, gleeful new masterpiece as “an action film about the love of 35mm.” Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly 15 years ago, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is among Sono’s very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness are infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. This is Sono with his talent and unique vision completely unleashed.

“A twisted valentine to moviemaking and the disappearing medium of 35mm film.”–Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hit man Ikegami wounded and Muto’s wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto’s beloved actress daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. Now, Ikegami seeks revenge, while Muto only has one desire: to have his wife return from prison to see Mitsuko star in her first movie.

Enter The F★★★ Bombers, an eager but untalented group of wannabe filmmakers whose dreams of making movies have come crashing down after 10 years of 8mm efforts. Circumstances have brought them to this fateful moment where they’ll be able to film – in 35mm! – the actual climactic battle between yakuzas in an over-the-top, blood-splattering epic for the ages.

Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.

“A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything.”–Anton Bitel, Sight & Sound

When filmmaker Sono started writing the script for this movie, it was the beginning of the digital age of filmmaking. While it’s now common to shoot and show commercial and independent movies digitally, back then, 8mm film was widely used by independent film groups like The F★★★ Bombers (yes, they really existed). Therefore, to the amateurs, 35mm films became the symbol of the professional movie. By having the yakuza shoot in 35mm, Sono makes Why Don’t You Play in Hell? an homage to cinema. The film also includes specific references to the work of Kinji Fukasaku, whose scores of yakuza films, including the monumental series Battles Without Honor and Humanity, greatly influenced Sono.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? was an official selection at various 2013 festivals, including the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, the Nashville Film Festival and the RiverRun International Film Festival.

Special Features:
• Press conference with director Sion Sono
• 11×17-inch fold-out poster by comic artist James Callahan
• 24-page booklet
• Theatrical trailers
• Digital download

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Home Video Release Will Give You Starry Eyes

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:50

One film you’ll be seeing on many ‘Best Of’ lists in the coming days is Starry Eyes (review), co-directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. In February of next year, one of the year’s most critically acclaimed horror films comes home, and we’ve got the scoop for ya today.

Read on for full release details, and you’ll also find the box art below. The top image is the main art, while the one underneath is an alternate piece of art which will be found on the other side of the sleeve!

From the Press Release:
An aspiring actress finally gets a role to die for in STARRY EYES, “one of the most exciting independent horror films to come out in a long time” (Michele Galgana, Twitch). The nerve-shattering film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from MPI Home Video on February 3, 2015.

Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker (Alex Essoe; Passion Play, Boy Toy) spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships with other struggling artists and competing actors, and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a film from a mysterious production company. But this opportunity comes with some bizarre conditions that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.

From the producer of Cheap Thrills and Jodorowsky’s Dune, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s STARRY EYES is an occult tale of ambition, possession and the true cost of fame.

In addition to Essoe, the cast includes Noah Segan (Looper, Brick, The Picture of Dorian Gray), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers, Cheap Thrills, Compliance) and Amanda Fuller (The Brittany Murphy Story, Cheap Thrills).

Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis called STARRY EYES “a skillful combination of occult thriller and Cronenbergian gruesome-fest. Essoe gives a star-making performance.” “One of the best horror films of the year… Brilliant and brutal,” said Meredith Borders of Badass Digest. “Terrifying,” said Time’s Michael Roffman. “If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be STARRY EYES.”

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include commentary with writer-directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (who previously teamed on Absence) and producer Travis Stevens; 10 deleted scenes; a music video by the film’s composer, Jonathan Snipes; Alex Essoe’s audition video; a behind-the-scenes photo gallery; and the theatrical trailer.



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The Chair Casting Update: Leatherface Next to Be Seated

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:17

For the past several days the Facebook page for upcoming horror film The Chair has been teasing “an early present” in the form of casting news, and today we have the update to share: Andrew Byrniarski has been officially cast in the lead role of Richard Sullivan.

Bryniarski is best known for his roles as Chip Shreck in Batman Returns, Lattimer in The Program, and of course as horror icon Leatherface in 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2006’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.


The film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut is set to start production in February 2015 on location in Los Angeles, CA.  With a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti, The Chair will be directed by Chad Ferrin.

The Chair also stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Zach Galligan, Naomi Grossman, Noah Hathaway, Ezra Buzzington, Derrick Damions, Kyle Hester, Paul Lacovara, Susan Eisenberg, Kin Shriner, and more.

Synopsis:
Richard Sullivan (Bryniarski) is an innocent man struggling to escape his fate on death row. Witnessing the murders of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden (Oberst) and his crew of guards, Sullivan decides that the only way to survive is to fight back. With the body count rising, the Warden and his guards close in on Sullivan. As he matches the brutality occurring in the prison, Sullivan starts to lose his grip on reality. Memories of the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother combine with vivid hallucinations which push him to the very edge, forcing him to question his sanity at every turn.

For more information and updates, visit the official The Chair website or follow the film on Twitter @theCHAIRhorror or on Facebook.

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The Gasp Menagerie: Construction Equipment Destroyed by Ghosts?

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:00

I’ve talked here before about the concept of “bad land,” an area that seems cursed, haunted, or just somehow tainted that draws bad luck, tragedy, and horror. Along those lines is a spot in Wisconsin next to Lake Michigan.

WISN ABC reports that a brand new, half-million-dollar excavator was driven off a bluff and into Lake Michigan… yet, no body was found inside, and they have no clue who could have done it.

As it happens, the patch of land being worked on has three different legends explaining why it could be haunted. According to the story, the ghosts of long-dead factory workers or the spirits of a murdered family could be the culprits, but the best evidence says the ghosts of drag racers who flew off the cliff could be the ones responsible for all the reports of activity in this area.

While there may have been drag racing deaths on this land in the past, one confirmed incident happened in 1976, when two teenagers were killed and two were critically injured when they hit a patch of stumps in a way that launched them Duke Boys style into the air and over the 200-foot cliff. They lay injured and dying for hours before police saw the busted barricade and found the car.

Reports of this plot of land say you can sometimes hear cars racing by, screams and splashes, cheers of onlookers. Bursts of hot air, as if a roaring engine bursts past you, have been experienced by many, including paranormal researchers.

While police say they have no leads, we’re left with one prime suspect: Did a ghost bring this excavator to life and drive it over the cliff? Are the spirits on this land angry at the development and attempting to maintain their haunted home as-is? Could the drag racers still long to drive machines into the night and the dark, freezing waters of the lake?

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UK Readers: Win Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead on Blu-ray!

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:00

To celebrate the release of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, aka “The best Nazi zombie film ever made,” out on DVD and Blu-ray 12th January 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to give away courtesy of Entertainment One!

Bigger, bolder and bloodier, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is severed heads and shoulders above the first installment and has some of the most inventive zombie kills ever seen on film. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film stars Martin Starr and Vegar Hoel.

Perfectly balanced with enough blood to fill an army of tanks, Dead Snow 2 has a wickedly dark sense of humour and is truly one of the funniest films of the year filled with laugh-out-loud moments, outrageous gore and jaw-dropping visual gags that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Don’t want to take your chances? It’s available to pre-order on Amazon today!

Synopsis:
Having crashed his car after fleeing the ski lodge where his friends were brutally murdered by General Herzog and his squadron of Nazi zombies, Martin wakes up in hospital attempting to convince the local authorities that he is not responsible for their deaths. Little do they know the undead fascists are very much still ‘living’ and marching on the town, and what’s worse: they have a tank!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send an email to contests@dreadcentral.com including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS before the competition closing date of January 1, 2015. We’ll take care of the rest.

Please note that this competition is open only to UK residents.


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Happy Holidays 2014

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:00

With the biggest holiday of the year upon us, we’d like to take this time to wish all of you a merry whatever the hell you believe in! Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, it doesn’t matter. Just as long as you have a safe and wonderful time.

Just as we did in past years, we’ve assembled here a bounty of holiday goodies bound to keep you busy in the most disturbing of ways throughout the long Xmas weekend. Some ghosts from Christmas past, some snowbound holiday fun with a sled and a pooch, and of course our absolute favorite yuletide short film from Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener: Treevenge.

Dig into the goodies below, and stay warm, safe, and hopefully a little tipsy!

And remember, kids …
 

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Seeing Is Believing these New Promos for Sleepy Hollow Episode 2.12 – Paradise Lost

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:28

The official synopsis, a few photos, and several promos/sneak peeks have arrived for “Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.12, “Paradise Lost,” which airs early in the new year on January 5th. Everything changes when the show returns; we’re especially interested in a new character to whom Abbie feels deeply connected… sorry, Ichabbie shippers!

Want even more? Then be sure to check out the bottom video, in which Orlando Jones talks about the ultimate sacrifice that Frank Irving paid for a greater cause.

“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 2.12 – “Paradise Lost” (airs 1/5/15)
Reeling from the events of their standoff with Moloch, Ichabod and Abbie encounter an angel, Orion (Max Brown), that they believe can help them. Meanwhile, Katrina searches for the humanity in Abraham (Neil Jackson).

Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills; Katia Winter as Katrina Crane; John Noble as Henry Parish; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills.

For more info visit “Sleepy Hollow” on Fox.com, “like” “Sleepy Hollow” on Facebook, and follow “Sleepy Hollow” on Twitter.

 

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Gentle Giant Announces Silver and Gold Kenner-Inspired Jumbo Alien Figures

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:17

Few metals are as precious as silver and gold, and few horror icons are more beloved than the Alien from Ridley Scott’s 1979 film of the same name.  In honor of said creature’s 35th anniversary, in Q1 2015 Gentle Giant is releasing two new Kenner-inspired Jumbo Alien Figures in a vac-metal silver or gold finish with each limited to just 79 pieces!

Product Description:
Gentle Giant Ltd. is extremely proud of the recent Glow in the Dark version of our Jumbo Kenner Alien that was a huge success as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. With the release of our regular version of the Jumbo Kenner Alien figure, we are adding yet another special edition to the series. We are ecstatic to bring you yet another piece of toy history with our Alien Jumbo Kenner-inspired Figure, 35th Anniversary Silver or Gold vac-metal Limited Edition!

We have taken this massive 24-inch figure and given it an amazing metallic plated finish, and if that’s not enough, we have only made 79 pieces each to commemorate the year that Alien hit theaters. This gargantuan new Jumbo Figure possesses the same features as the original but is plated in a vac-metal silver or gold finish. No detail has been overlooked. This enormous Figure even features mechanically-activated jaws, just like the original! Packaged in a gorgeous black box with silver or gold foil logos and text, the Alien Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure is a must-have for the dedicated Alien fan!

For more info and pre-orders, click here for silver and here for gold.

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You NEED this Humble Bundle from Dynamite

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 19:37

If you haven’t taken advantage of the awesome deal Dynamite is doing with Humble Bundle which is ending tomorrow, you should really do so. The amount of content and goodness here is INSANE!

Upon picking the $50.00 level at checkout, it was astounding to see how many titles had been included with the download links. It will take months to get through all these issues. Some of their best titles are bundled in this deal, and right now I’m sitting on over 100 issues that I got for about 50 cents apiece. You just cannot beat that!

Think of this as a public service announcement! These guys deliver. Of all the sales going on right now, this one DEFINITELY gets the Dread Central seal of approval!

I mean, seriously. Just look at this haul. I actually had to make room on my iPad to fit everything.

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Scream Factory Honors The Class of 1984 with New Artwork

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:16

Take a look at this art; it is the future. How do you like what you see? Take a look at this art; it belongs to the future… Oh, Alice, how we love you. The Scream Factory has just revealed the cover art for its upcoming release of Mark Lester’s Class of 1984, and yes, the cover is reversible so you have the original punk rock artwork, too!

The flick graduates to Blu-ray on March 21, 2015. Look for special features to be announced shortly.

The film stars Perry King as teacher Andrew Norris, Merrie Lynn Ross (who also co-executive produced) as his wife, Diane Norris, Roddy McDowall as Terry Corrigan, and Timothy Van Patten as Peter Stegman, the leader of the gang of thugs who terrorize the school.

Synopsis:
Andy is a new teacher at an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door, and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies, and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

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The Walking Dead – Go Behind the Scenes; Dozens of Never Before Seen Images

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:43

AMC gave everyone an early Christmas present today by releasing several dozen never before seen behind-the-scenes images from the fifth season of “The Walking Dead,” and we have every single bit of digital goodness right here for you!

View the gallery below to see images of Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) bidding farewell to Emily Kinney (Beth) during the mideason finale; Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Steven Yeun (Glenn) goofing around on set; Norman Reedus (Daryl) enjoying some time with a mutilated walker; and more.

“The Walking Dead” returns on February 8, 2015.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more info be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.

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A Second Trailer Crashes in for In the Heart of the Sea

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:27

Ron Howard’s The Dark Tower adaptation may have stalled, but it’s full steam ahead on his In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. A second trailer has arrived to get you pumped up for the film’s spring 2015 release.

In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate, Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson with Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

Howard directed from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt, story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

In the Heart of the Sea is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a COTT Productions-Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. co-production, a Roth Films/Spring Creek/Imagine Entertainment Production, in association with Kia Jam.

Opening on March 13, 2015, in theatres and IMAX, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. In the Heart of the Sea has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material.

For more info visit the official In the Heart of the Sea website and “like” In the Heart of the Sea on Facebook.

Synopsis:
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But that told only half the story.

In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic, and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

 

 

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