CBS is gonna be the channel to watch this summer, as not only does "Under the Dome" return for a second season, but a new thriller called "Extant" also premieres. When can you expect them to pop up on your television set? We've got all the info for ya today!
Variety reports that "Under the Dome" will return for its sophomore season on June 30th, in its usual Monday night timeslot of 10pm. The first episode of season two will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on.
As for "Extant," which stars Halle Berry, that'll premiere at 9pm on July 2nd, with new episodes airing in that timeslot on subsequent Wednesdays. In the mystery thriller, Berry plays a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Like "Under the Dome," "Extant" is also produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.
Elizabeth Bathory was said to have bathed in the blood of virgins, so naturally she's been the subject of many a horror film over the years. The Countess is once again gearing up for a return, and a hot young actress has been cast in the iconic role. Read on!
THR reports that The Wolverine star Svetlana Khodchenkova has landed the lead role in the upcoming film Lady of Csejte, a historical thriller that follows the 16th century Hungarian serial killer, labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history. The film will also star Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables).
The Transylvania shoot begins later this month.
Andrei Konst will make his directorial debut with the pic, from a script by Matthew Jacobs. Glacier Films is financing and producing the film, alongside Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activty, Insidious).
On tap right now are the first trailer and some really early sales art for the next film from the directing team known as The Butcher Brothers, Raised by Wolves. Now in post-production, the flick will be making the rounds at the forthcoming Berlin Market.
Mitchell Altieri directs the found-footage flick, which stars porn star Jenna Haze along with Evan Crooks and Michael Hudson.
When a group of extreme skaters go searching for an empty pool rumored to be behind an abandoned house in the barren desert, they learn they should not have ignored the rumors that the house is haunted by a demonic presence and a dark history of occultism. What follows is a terrifying tale of evil possession causing the friends to slowly turn against each other.
This weekend's horror offering of Devil's Due is looking pretty damned creepy and if you haven't realized it... it's only a couple of days away. If you still can't manage to remember to keep it on your agenda then here's something that should do the trick!
And remember... you must Pray for Sam while you still can!
20th Century Fox's Devil’s Due, featuring Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") and Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), opens in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014. Penned by Lindsay Devlin, it's directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Radio Silence).
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
Another new image has come forth from the upcoming adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain for FX. Check it out and keep counting the days until this baby goes live!
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which "The Strain" is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.
The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Regina King play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager of philandering rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy), while Melanie Merkosky plays Jim Kent's (Sean Astin) wife, Sylvia, who is suffering from cancer.
"The Strain," aiming for a July 2014 debut for its 13-episode first season, also stars Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.
Mac Carter's spookfest Haunt will be available on digital/VOD on February 7 via IFC Midnight and to usher it in we have some brand new artwork for you of the badass variety. Check it out!
Haunt will be in limited theaters March 7, 2014.
The Mac Carter-directed horror film stars Harrison Gilbertson as Ethan, an introverted teen who makes friends with his new neighbor. As the duo become romantically involved, they also begin to explore the haunted house Ethan’s family has unknowingly just moved into and discover a terrifying alternative dimension. Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and Liana Liberato (Trust) also star.
Haunt is produced by Sasha Shapiro, Anton Lessine, Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Steven Schneider, and Will Rowbotham.
Check out the viral Morello House site here.
A family of five moves into a beautiful, sprawling dream home. One problem: It’s cursed, having caused the deaths of the previous family to occupy it, leaving only one survivor (Jacki Weaver). The moody 18-year-old son and his mysterious new neighbor/girlfriend inadvertently awaken something in the house while also violently shaking the skeletons in its many closets. Mac Carter’s atmospheric debut feature is an unusually character-driven haunted house film that isn't afraid to take the action outside. An IFC Midnight release.
If a movie is titled Sorority Party Massacre you can be sure of two things - there will be babes and there will be blood. We'd like to take this time for introduce you to one of those things right now in this latest clip!
From the Press Release
Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning...
On February 11, 2014, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes Sorority Party Massacre, a master class in girls, gore, carnage, and comedy. Guaranteed to tutor you in terror, Sorority Party Massacre will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $22.98.
An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: One girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture, and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who will be held back?
Directed by Chris W. Freeman and Justin Jones, and featuring a headline cast including Tom Downey (Mirror Image), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), Ed O'Ross (“Six Feet Under”), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Richard Moll (“Cold Case”), adult film legend Ron Jeremy, and new Scream Queens Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro, and Yvette Yates, Sorority Party Massacre teaches old school terror exploitation. This party is comedy camp at its shocking, slashing, sexy best!
Entertainment Tonight Canada caught up with actor Bryan Cranston regarding his role in the upcoming blockbuster, Godzilla, and through the wondrous power of YouTube and an eagle-eyed viewer we have the entire segment right here for you.
ET Correspondent Sangita Patel stormed the set of Godzilla to sit down with the cast and chat about bringing one of movie's most feared monsters back to life. Fresh off his Golden Globe and Emmy-winning time on "Breaking Bad", Bryan Cranston tells ET why he was more than happy to be a part of the reboot. "As a kid, Godzilla was you know, my creature of choice. I love the absolute destructive nature of this beast."
Spilling secrets about the elusive film, Cranston likens the material to another film that also cast a monster from the deep as its lead antagonist. "They're taking a very restrained approach to this, much like 'Jaws' did. Steven Spielberg didn't always show the beast." But never fear, the actor says, the film will still terrorize: "The essence is present and it's there, and it's moving and it's creepy. So the tension will mount for sure."
"I think he's just one of the greatest actors I think I've worked with in a long time," co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson says of his dream co-star Bryan Cranston. Meanwhile, actress Sally Hawkins shares her thoughts on why Godzilla might just be misunderstood. "He doesn't know how to express himself except… [by] eating people," the Golden Globe nominated actress tells ET, adding, "he just needs a candle and a massage."
Monsters' Gareth Edwards directs the all-star cast including Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams.
In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira). Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
You can visit the official M.U.T.O. Research website here and start digging around for more goodies. Click the image below to get started.
When offered a chance to give away branded condoms here on Dread Central we just couldn't resist! You read that right, kids! In honor of Radio Silence's feature film debut, Devil's Due, we're giving away posters and contraceptives!
We're giving away 5 copies of the one-sheet you see below along with a Devil's Due condom as a means to prevent the birth of the Antichrist! How's that for snazzy!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Devil’s Due, featuring “Terra Nova’s” Allison Miller (pictured) and “Friday Night Lights” star Zach Gilford, is expected to open in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014.
Penned by Lindsay Devlin, the plot of Devil’s Due is being kept secret but is described as female-driven with horror elements. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed for Radio Silence.
Fans of SyFy's super-popular program "Ghost Hunters" will be glad to hear that Season 9 of the show will be hitting DVD courtesy of Grand Entertainment Group distribution company. "Ghost Hunters: Season 9" will haunt the shelves in the second quarter of 2014.
From the Press Release
Grand Entertainment Group, an independent multi-platform content and distribution company, has obtained exclusive DVD rights from Pilgrim Studios to Season 9 of their hit Syfy original series "Ghost Hunters." Under the deal brokered by GEG President David Rand, Michael Purleski, Vice President of Legal Affairs for Pilgrim Studios and Executive Producer Alan David. Grand Entertainment Group will produce market and distribute the latest season on DVD throughout the United States.
"Ghost Hunters," the #1 paranormal reality television series and longest-running series on the Syfy network, is executive produced by Craig Piligian, Mike Nichols, Thomas Thayer and Alan David. "We are very excited to be working with Pilgrim Studios and the ‘Ghost Hunters’ franchise," states David Rand. "The show has a loyal fan base and past DVD sales have performed well -- we anticipate as much success with Season 9."
In Season 9 of "Ghost Hunters," Jason Hawes and his team from The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) continue conducting chilling investigations across the country. Locations include Los Angeles’ historic Sowden House, said to be the site where Elizabeth Short -- more famously known as "The Black Dahlia" -- was brutally murdered; the eerie Peoria Asylum in Bartonville, IL, where an estimated 16,000 people perished under gruesome conditions and Sylvan Beach Amusement Park on Lake Oneida, NY which, according to its owners and patrons, is a rollercoaster of paranormal activity.
The highly acclaimed new film, Banshee Chapter (review here) is coming to DVD home video on February 4, 2014, and right now we have a quick look at the artwork for you. Check it out.
XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to writer/director Blair Erickson’s 3D horror-thriller BANSHEE CHAPTER starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (“Dexter”), and Michael McMillian (“True Blood”). The film was produced by Sunchaser Entertainment’s Stephanie Riggs, Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers, and Christian Arnold-Beutel. Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson of Before the Door executive produced with Ben Samuels, Marcus Schoefer, and Gudrun Giddings.
BANSHEE CHAPTER centers on a female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the story is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.
This week "Grimm" puts its own spin on the legend of the Manticore, and you can see the Wesen version of the creature in these new stills from Episode 3.11, "The Good Solider," along with a bit of detective work.
If you're not familiar with the legend of the Manticore, per Monstrous.com, it typically has the body of a red lion, the face and ears of a human, and a tail ending in a stinger like that of a scorpion. The mouth contains three rows of teeth, and its poisoned spines along the tail can be shot like arrows in any direction. Sweet!
"Grimm" Episode 3.11 - "The Good Soldier" (airs 1/17/14)
NICK AND HANK INVESTIGATE A SERIES OF VETERAN MURDERS WHILE MONROE MEETS ROSALEE’S FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME -- KIRK ACEVEDO AND EMILY RIOS GUEST STAR -- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to the gruesome murder of a veteran working in home security. During their investigation, they discover this might be one of several revenge killings regarding a horrifying cover-up involving members of the Army and military contractors.
On the domestic front, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) accompanies Rosalee (Bree Turner) during her long overdue reunion with her mother and sister.
In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) sees hints of what she thinks might be her powers returning. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star.