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Prepare for Salem's Season 1 Finale with this Preview of Episode 1.13 - All Fall Down

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:05

All season long "Salem" has been building toward the moment that ended last night's episode, and now we're even more excited about next Sunday's finale, Episode 1.13, "All Fall Down." If you are, too, here's the ep's preview.

In addition, you might not realize that there's an app available for the show, which you can learn more about from the video below the preview.

"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 Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, and Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton. Stephen Lang guest stars as Increase Mather.

"Salem" Episode 1.13 - "All Fall Down" (airs 7/13/14)
Alden comes to learn Mary's biggest secret in the Season 1 finale.




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Real-Life Jaws Attacks in California - Insane Video!

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:31

There's no bargaining with a shark. If it decides to bite you, it's going to. If it decides you're tasty enough to devour, it will relentlessly attack, hoping to be able to either kill or come away with a part of you for its meal. This is why I only go in pools. My own pool, too. Screw those public urine-filled ones.

KPCC reports that a swimmer was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a great white shark off the Manhattan Beach pier in California. Said swimmer was bitten and was treated by lifeguards and later taken to a local hospital.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rick Flores told KPCC that he suffered "moderate bite wounds." Conflicting reports say he was either bitten in his "upper torso" or on his thigh and hand. He is listed in stable condition.

The shark was hooked by a fisherman on the pier at about 9:30 a.m., and the fisherman struggled to reel in the 7-foot fish for up to 40 minutes. The shark was trying to free itself by biting the line when a group of long-distance swimmers, including the bite victim, swam by. In its agitated state, the shark ended up biting the swimmer. It should also be noted that fishing for sharks is illegal in California.

The entire incident was caught on video, and you can see it below. Here's a hint to the pinhead chick swimming leisurely while being told to get the hell out of the water... If someone tells you there's a shark in the water that has already bitten someone, you don't ask, "How big is it?" You haul ass to land. Moron.

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Two International Trailers for the Young Ones

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:13

Filmmaker Jake Paltrow has assembled a pretty amazing cast comprised of Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, and Kodi Smit-McPhee for his futuristic flick Young Ones, and right now we have two international trailers to share. Check 'em out!

Canadian distributor Elevation has acquired rights for Canada, Potemkine Films has taken rights for France, and Signature will distribute in the UK. Screen Media previously acquired US rights.

Synopsis
When Ernest and his son, Jerome, use the last of their family's savings to purchase a robotic mule to deliver food rations to a work crew drilling water wells in the mountains above their home, they never thought it would alter the course of their futures so completely.

Enter Flem with his designs on Ernest's daughter, Mary, and his hope to take back their land, which his father had once owned in the heyday of early 21st Century industrial farming. When Flem's desires are actualized through his brilliantly managed lies and careful manipulations, a series of events are set into action that will alter their young lives forever, and Jerome will be forced to make choices that no child should ever have to make.




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Did Deliver Us from Evil Deliver Us from the Horror Box Office Slump?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:09

To say the horror genre on the big screen is currently in a slump would be an understatement. Did the first wide release fright flick in two months, Deliver Us from Evil, finally put an end to that downward trend this Fourth of July weekend?

The first question that needs to be asked is whether Independence Day weekend is the wrong time to open a horror movie or if audiences are tiring of the endless stream of ghost and possession films that seem to make up about 90% of what constitutes theatrically released horror movies these days.

Last year four horror movies managed to gross more than $70 million; this year none of the big screen horror wide releases (almost all falling into the supernatural subgenres previously mentioned) has made more than $33 million. Unfortunately, Deliver Us from Evil will not be the film to end that slump.

Depending on what website you’re reading, Deliver Us from Evil is either a total flop or performed respectably, if unremarkably. It earned $9.5 million over the three-day holiday weekend, nearly $15 million in the five days since opening Wednesday; that’s still considerably less than the $18 million Scott Derrickson’s Sinister opened to in its first three days and certainly less than Derrickson’s adaptation of Marvel’s Dr. Strange will open to in the future. A spike in Saturday viewership pushed Conjuring Cop into a neck-and-neck tie for third/fourth place with meta sequel (22 Jump Street) but still proved no match this Fourth of July weekend for the unstoppable junk pile that is Transformers: Age of Extinction or Melissa McCarthy’s full-fledged descent into Adam Sandler-dom Tammy.

Deliver Us from Evil received a B- Cinemascore, indicating that audiences were very mixed and word-of-mouth will not be good enough to bolster the film in the coming week. Yes, in the bizarre world of Cinemascore anything less than a B+ is considered bad. Why does anyone take this rating seriously again?

Meanwhile, Snowpiercer grossed a million dollars despite playing on only 250 screens. Hey, here’s a wacky idea, Weinsteins – release it wider!
In two weeks the survival horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy gets its shot at ending the horror slump by grossing enough money to become an actual annual (movie) tradition. But first we'll see the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on July 11th.

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DVD Release Details Swim in for Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 14:42

James Cullen Bressack is a young filmmaker whose career we've been keeping an eye on, and his latest, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, is heading to home video in just a few weeks. We have all the details right here, including the flick's new artwork.

Having aired on Animal Planet with millions of giddy creature feature fans tuning in, the network's first original horror film, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (review here), is arriving on DVD July 22nd from the folks at The Asylum under the title Blood Lake.

Directed by James Cullen Bressack, Blood Lake was written by Anna Rasmussen and Delondra Williams and stars Shannen Doherty, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Brooks, Ciara Hanna, and Zack Ward.

The DVD will contain a "making of" featurette on the film.

Synopsis:
After chomping through massive fish populations, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, leaving the community scrambling to stay alive.

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War Has Begun in this New TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:30

We've seen tensions rise and attempts being made to avoid it, but in this latest TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the inevitable happens: War has begun, and nothing will be the same for either the apes or man.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matthew Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th.

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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Cemetery Dance's Limited Edition 'Detours' Collection Going Fast; See Some Artwork and Pre-Order Here!

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 13:37

Cemetery Dance just announced Detours, featuring some of the biggest names ever collected in one book (like King, Koontz, Barker, Blatty, and Straub), so of course it's selling fast. Don't be disappointed; read on for ordering info and to see some of the amazing art it contains.

Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book's origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are such Detours. Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Detours is edited by Brian James Freeman with cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin. Visit Cemetery Dance's online store to pre-order your copy. At this time the publication date hasn't been revealed, but expect to see the collection sometime in 2015.

Featured authors: Stephen King, Clive Barker, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall/Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O'Nan, and Owen King.

Artwork by: Mark Edward Geyer, Donn Albright, Erin S. Wells, Glenn Chadbourne, Will Renfro, Jill Bauman, Chris Odgers, Steve Gilberts, Alex McVey, and Keith Minnion.

Important Note for Collectors:
Currently the only edition still available is the Oversized Limited Edition at $50. It is signed by the editor and the artists, and there are no other editions planned at this time.

Table of Contents:
"Introduction" by Brian James Freeman
"Memory" by Stephen King
"When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" by Dean Koontz
"Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction" by Peter Straub
"An Abandoned Fragment" by Ray Bradbury
"The Hunt" by Kelley Armstrong
"Winter Takes All" by Michael Koryta
"Dead Image" by David Morrell
"The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)"/ "Where Darkness is the Only Light" by David Morrell
"Spares: The Missing First Chapter" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft" by Michael Marshall
"Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter" by Chet Williamson
"Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls" by Poppy Z. Brite
"The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript" by Stewart O'Nan
"If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty
"The Curator" by Owen King
"A Night's Work" by Clive Barker

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Rigor Mortis Comes Home With You on Blu-ray and DVD

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 19:21

After premiering in limited theaters back in early June and on VOD outlets, Well Go USA will be releasing Juno Mak's Hong Kong vampire flick Rigor Mortis on Blu-ray, DVD and other digital platforms on July 8.

Rigor Mortis is co-produced by legendary J-Horror auteur Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge).

The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an SRP of $29.98 and $24.98, respectively.

Related News: New Rigor Mortis Clip Reveals a Horror Filled Hallway

Release Details
Drawing on a range of influences from Hong Kong and Japanese horror-film tropes, pop singer-turned actor and first-time director Juno Mak references vampire myths worldwide for the eerie and chilling RIGOR MORTIS, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital July 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A feast for genre fans, the film follows a depressed actor (Chin Siu-ho) who moves into an even more depressing apartment complex and attempts suicide, only to be rescued by Uncle Yau (Anthony Chan). Unfortunately, the suicidal actor has imbued the dark spirits who haunt the apartment with strength. And to add to their worries, one of the building’s residents has brought a man back from the dead... and he’s about to wake up.

Synopsis
A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, Taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors

RIGOR MORTIS has a runtime of approximately 101 minutes and is not rated.

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode Five Gets a New Teaser Trailer and July Release Date

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:48

"Is this any good?" I hand over the graphic novel, a novice with alt. comics. Brad, the bear of a man and small town comic book store owner, nods approvingly, "It’s great." I look a little reserved; as a student, I didn’t have money for bad comics, but Brad persisted.

"Look, read it; if you don’t like it, bring it back and I will give you a full refund," an unheard of endorsement in the comic book realm. That book was Fables, and it’s still sitting in the front row of my bookshelf because it was one of the best I have ever read.

Fables has jumped over to the gaming realm with The Wolf Among Us, released in a series of short episodes. Season 1 reaches its climax with the July releases of its final episode, "Cry Wolf," announced with a brand new teaser trailer.

North American Playstation 3, Mac, and PC users will get the first taste as they will have access on Tuesday, July 8th, through the Playstation Store, Steam and the Telltale online store. On July 9th the game becomes available for Xbox 360 users and European PS3 owners. Purchase of the single episode costs $4.99, or gamers can opt for a season pass for $24.99, which grants access to all episodes.

iPhone and iPad users can get in on the fun on July 10th with the final episode holding its $4.99 price point or nabbing the Episodes 2-5 multipack for $14.99.

A complete collection of the entire first season will be available November 18th with a disc=based version coming to consoles for $29.99. The complete version will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360, but in even bigger news, it will also give next-gen consoles their first taste of the series with the title coming to PS4 and Xbox One on the same day.

Developers revealed the storyline of the final game, saying Bigby Wolf will confront a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown's seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of 'The Wolf Among Us.'

Positive reviews have been coming at this series harder than an Aroldis Chapman fastball. The previous game, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, received a 5 out of 5 from Joystiq and Digital Trends with PC Gamer calling it, "the tenderest, loneliest, and most gruesome so far."

The game may prove enjoyable for horror fans as it has been rated M for mature due to "Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, and Use of Tobacco."

To learn more, visit the official The Wolf Among Us website, and be sure to "like" The Wolf Among Us on Facebook.

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Guillermo del Toro Talks Pacific Rim 2 and Not Giving Up on At The Mountains of Madness

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:17

The Wall Street Journal recently caught up with prolific filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to talk about about his upcoming sequel to Pacific Rim and keeping hope alive for At the Mountains of Madness. Read on for the skinny!

"I said to [Legendary Pictures], [At the Mountains of Madness] is the movie that I would really love to do one day, and it’s still expensive," he admitted. "I think that now, with the way I’ve seen PG-13 become more and more flexible, I think I could do it PG-13 now, so I’m going to explore it with [Legendary], to be as horrifying as I can, but to not be quite as graphic."

"There’s basically one or two scenes in the book that people don’t remember that are pretty graphic. Namely, for example, the human autopsy that the aliens do, which is a very shocking moment. But I think I can find ways of doing it. We’ll see. It’s certainly a possibility in the future. Legendary was very close to doing it at one point so I know they love the screenplay. So we’ll see. Hopefully it’ll happen. It’s certainly one of the movies I would love to do."

Del Toro continues, "I think there’s a really strong possibility we can do it at Legendary because now they are at Universal, and Universal, you may remember, almost greenlit the movie. The fact that we now have two studios together that love the material, and if they support each other, they are risking a lot less. It would be great to do it, but I’ve understood that you don’t plan your career; it just happens."

As for Pacific Rim 2...

"I can tell you: [screenwriter Zak Penn] and I really went in, we started with [screenwriter Travis Beacham] about a year and a half ago, kicking ideas back and forth. And, admittedly, I said to Zak, "Let’s keep kicking ideas till we find one that really, really turns the first movie on its ear, so to speak. We came up with a really, really interesting idea. I don’t want to spoil it, but I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own. They’re very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different."

"I’m hoping to bring the same idea I had in the first movie, that was to make it multicultural and humanistic as much as possible, to make characters from many nationalities or gender, to make them equal in the scope of the adventure, in the day-to-day of the adventure. So we’re bringing a few characters that are new and hopefully doing good work managing those that survived the first movie."

Stay tuned, kids!

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Everyone's Depending on You to Watch this TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:00

In case yesterday's special #FourthOfApes teaser for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wasn't enough to get you in the holiday spirit, we're back today with yet another TV spot for the film. Check it out before you head out for some 4th of July frivolity!

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. 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.

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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See the Latest Behind-the-Scenes Photo from Mindless

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:30

In mid-June we showed you several behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Blanc/Biehn Productions' psychological thriller Mindless, and now we're back with one more that, in honor of the 4th of July, is red all over!

The Mindless script was written by Alyssa Lobit, and the film features Hallie Jordan as 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.

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Dread Central Turns 8!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00

On July 4th, 2006, Dread Central opened its doors, and for nearly a decade now we've been bringing you constant horror content every day since. No holidays. No days off. We're always here, and we are always happy to do so. So it's with great pride that we wish you, our readers, a happy anniversary!

Being a writer in the web business is not easy. There are so many bumps along the way that it gets hard to remember the smoother patches. One thing that doesn't change, though, is how absolutely worth it it all is.

You guys give us a platform, and we do our best to honor that gift. We've made each other laugh, screamed over our disagreements (complete with CAPS LOCK ON), and have learned so much from one another. Every day that we get to do this is a blessing, and in an industry where so many websites comes and go, our longevity is something we are thankful beyond words for. You make every day Halloween. Really, is there anything better than that?

Lots of Dread Central staffers have gone on to work on some pretty big things, and that's another thing we're proud of. No matter where life has taken us, we always have this home. The Foywonder, Andrew Kasch, Buz Wallick, Mr. Dark, and Nomad have been here since day one, and we're lucky to have them. To them I'd like say thank you for sticking by us on behalf of myself, KW Low, and of course Jon Condit.

Other DC family members worthy of our unconditional gratitude are Scott Hallam, Gareth Jones, Matt Fini, Sean Decker, Brad McHargue, Drew Tinnin, Heather Buckley, Serena Whitney, Aaron Williams, CrixLee, and Alex DiVincenzo. We'd also like to welcome and thank the class of 2013/2014 - John Squires, Scott Dell, Staci Layne Wilson, Anthony Arrigo, Matt Molgaard, and Vanessa Gomez. You guys are as fucking rock and roll as they come.

As always, my personal thanks go to Jon Condit, KW Low, and Debi Moore. If not for this trio, Dread Central simply wouldn't exist. As a matter of fact, neither would I. You three have been collectively saving my life for years, and I would be ZERO without you. Especially Debi. Someone's gonna erect a statue of her one day for her saint-like service of putting up with me every day. I love you guys more than words could ever fully express.

Then there's you sickos! Kidd Capone, Terminal, David Fullam, James Coker, AlienSharkBoy, Frank_Dracman, theGoldenSimatar, Screamz, LSD Zombie, Nazo, MagusMaleficus, Cinemascribe, MichaelRAllen, Cash Bailey, elric300, GODFLESH69, NYC-Hearts, MonsterMash, addeisdead, Shambling_in_Bandages, shallowcuts, RottenJesus, PrairieGhost, Diavolo, LifeMi, will graham, Jerel Of The Dead, Orlovsky, Gus Bjork, conundrum, Rob, and of course our Mexican brother from another mother, "El Soccer Dude" J. Oviedo. You cats post just about every week at least, and we're proud to have you as not only our regulars but also our peers. Thanks for making the DC community one of the best and friendliest places online. And if you're reading this and you haven't jumped in, fucking do so already! I know you're there! I can see you online!

Here's to another year, kids! Thank you.

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Netflix Fires Up the Horror This 4th of July!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:00

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Fourth of July weekend, you are more than covered in terms of streaming all the spooky shenanigans you could possibly want.

In honor of Deliver Us from Evil opening in theaters this week and to keep the horror going throughout the weekend, be sure to check out these other genre films now available on Netflix.

Ready... Set.... Stream and Scream!

SPEND A NIGHT IN WITH ONE OF THE MASTERS OF HORROR

The Stand Cujo The Langoliers Stephen King's Children of the Corn



HORRIFYING FAMILY MEMBERS

Halloween: Resurrection Hemlock Grove Texas Chainsaw Carrie



VACATIONS GONE WRONG

Wolf Creek 2 Hostel: Part III The Cabin in the Woods Devil's Pass



HORROR THROWBACK

Invasion of the Body Snatchers The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant Night of the Living Dead Barracuda



SCREAM SERIES!

Scream Scream 2 Scream 3



AND OF COURSE, THIS FANTASTIC DOCUMENTARY!

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy


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Twisted Lo-Fi Horror Film Lowlife Heading to VOD and Limited Edition DVD in August

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:39

BrinkVision is releasing the critically acclaimed Lowlife, directed by Seth Smith, on VOD and limited edition DVD later this summer; and we have all the details you need right here, including the flick's artwork and trailer.

After its sold-out premiere at Fantasia Film Festival, Lowlife went on to win awards and screen at theatres and festivals across North America. It's directed by Canadian Seth Smith and co-written by Smith and Darcy Spidle. Chik White, Kate Hartigan, Mitchell Wiebe, and John Urich star.

The film is crafted to take you deep inside a cruel, intoxicating poem with no means of escape. Lowlife is the latest in a line of independent horror films that offer a fresh take on the genre and push the boundaries of cinema.

Look for it on August 26, 2014.

Synopsis:
A lonely musician's descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged.

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Sharks and the City: Get a Look at the Story of Sharknado 2: The Second One and Meet the Cast

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:12

A few days ago we saw a 3-minute clip from Sharknado 2: The Second One, and now we have a 4-minute featurette to share that give us a look into the film's story. In addition, check out "Castnado," which explains why a slew of famous faces wanted to be part of the phenomenon.

In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, returning from the original) can save the Big Apple.

Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath also appear in the Syfy Original Movie, which promises cameos by the likes of Perez Hilton, rapper Biz Markie, Salt-N-Pepa's Pepa (aka Sandra Denton), Robert Klein, and professional wrestler/Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle.

Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado.

Sharknado 2 premieres on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9 PM PT/ET, just a little more than one year after the original Sharknado aired.










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NECA Unleashing the Ultimate Alien Queen

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:42

Hey, Gentle Giant. Yeah, you with the $500 replica of the classic Kenner Alien. You have some really stiff competition coming your way in terms of collectibles from the Alien franchise. Behold what is nothing short of another MUST-HAVE!

In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Alien franchise, NECA has unleashed its most massive and most ambitious Aliens figure ever!

The terrifying Xenomorph Queen is based on her appearance in the 1986 film Aliens. She stands over 15″ tall and is over 30″ long with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular poseable tail. Bring some of the movie’s most thrilling scenes to life in realistic detail because the Queen is completely in scale with their current Alien action figure line. Includes a display stand and two different interchangeable inner mouths.

Look for her in stores in October!

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Funko Adds Alfred Hitchcock to its Wacky Wobbler Line

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:34

It's not often that directors are immortalized in plastic, but Alfred Hitchcock is no ordinary director. Hitch is near and dear to all horror fans' hearts, and he's about to get Wacky!

From the Press Release:
"Good Evening."

Funko Presents...

The Master of Suspense!

The man behind Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, and more has been immortalized as a Wacky Wobbler! Available October 2014.

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Two New Videos Tease AMC's July 4th 'Dead, White and Blue' Walking Dead Marathon

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:02

A pair of new videos featuring "Talking Dead's" Chris Hardwick have arrived to make sure you remember about AMC's "Dead, White and Blue" Marathon, kicking off tomorrow morning (July 4th) at 9:00 am.

In the first video Hardwick and Andrew J. West discuss the character of Gareth, and in the other costume designer Eulyn Womble details the evolution of Rick’s wardrobe.

"Dead, White and Blue" Details:
Celebrate summer with AMC’s “Dead, White and Blue” Weekend from July 4th through July 6th. All weekend long AMC will air a special marathon of its award-winning drama "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among Adults 18-49.

All four seasons of the hit series will air back-to-back beginning Friday, July 4th, at 9:00 am ET/PT and also include a first look at the highly anticipated fifth season. The marathon weekend culminates with a "Talking Dead" Season 5 Preview Special hosted by Chris Hardwick on Sunday, July 6th, at 9:00 pm ET/PT featuring "The Walking Dead" showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actress Aisha Tyler.

The fifth season of "The Walking Dead" premieres this October.







Following the marathon, fans can also check out two new documentaries about "The Walking Dead" produced by Big Machine for AMC Studios, which feature all-new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and producers from the set in Atlanta:

· "Inside The Walking Dead" – Tuesday, July 8th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
This one-hour documentary will showcase how this remarkable series is made. The executive producers discuss the process of mapping out the show, and viewers will hear from all of the key production departments – from production design and special effects to costumes and makeup – about their role in crafting the world of "The Walking Dead."

· "Inside The Walking Dead: Walker University: – Tuesday, July 15th, at 10:00 pm ET/PT
AMC’s second doc will follow the journey from extra to walker. Viewers will learn that there is much more to becoming part of the living dead than just make-up and will get an inside perspective on the choreography, acting, and motivation behind each zombie, including a look at what takes place at "The Walking Dead’s" own Zombie School.

"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, and Tom Luse.

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 be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.

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Declare Your Independence with this New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #FourthOfApes Teaser

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:47

Things are looking pretty grim for the good ol' US of A in this new teaser for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but we've been down before and managed to come back. Will we do so again, or is a #FourthOfApes in our future?

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. 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.

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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