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New Concept Trailer, Artwork, and Update on Immoral Prodigy

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:45

It's been several months since we've heard from filmmaker Jeremiah Sayys with an update on his Immoral Prodigy, but with the release of a new concept trailer and fresh artwork for the project, he got in touch so we could pass on the latest details.

The upcoming feature, which is currently in the funding stage, now has two actors attached to star: Najarra Townsend (Contracted) and Shane Graham (Boyhood). While Malese Jow ("The Vampire Diaries") participated in the concept trailer, currently she's not slated to appear in the finished film.

Director Sayys wrote the script and also produces along with Christine Torres and Fredrick Bresky.

Check out the new goods below, and for more info "like" Immoral Prodigy on Facebook, and follow Immoral Prodigy on Twitter.

Synopsis
A young psychology major puts her life and the lives of her friends and family in danger when researching the death of a boy prodigy.

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New Scott Snyder Horror/Fantasy Comic Wytches Begins in October

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:30

Scott Snyder's new ongoing horror/fantasy comic series Wytches begins in October and promises to show us that everything we thought we knew about witches is wrong. It turns out they are much darker and MUCH more horrifying.

The artwork in the series is by Jock, with whom Snyder teamed up in the past on the Batman story “The Black Mirror” in the pages of Detective Comics.

Issue #1 of Wytches arrives October 8th from Image Comics, and you can click here to pre-order it from TFAW.

Synopsis:
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: Witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

This October superstar creators Scott Snyder (Severed, The Wake, Batman) and Jock (Snapshot, Batman) unveil Wytches and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads.

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The Midnight Game Is Free to Play on DVD! Win Your Copy!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:00

Anchor Bay is bringing A.D. Calvo's The Midnight Game home, and we have your chance to score a copy of it on us! That's right; we're giving it away! It's insane! Best deal ever! No hyperbole! Well, some, but it's only because we're excited!

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.

This contest will end on at 12:01 AM PT on August 11th.

The Midnight Game Release Details
With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey...

On August 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment dares you to join...THE MIDNIGHT GAME! An official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival, and SF Indie Fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival, THE MIDNIGHT GAME promises a new whole spin on the games people play!

With a hot cast including Guy Wilson (“Breaking Bad,” LITTLE BLACK BOOK, THE OPEN DOOR, THE MOON AND HE), Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” 13 GOING ON 30), Shelby Young (“American Horror Story,” WILD CHILD, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Valentina de Angelis (BEREAVEMENT, EVERLASTING, OFF THE MAP), and Spencer Daniels (STAR TREK, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON), the rules are simple because there’s only one: survive! THE MIDNIGHT GAME will be available on DVD for an SRP of $19.98.

In this eerie chiller inspired by true events, Olstead stars as a partying teen whose friends decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual found online called ‘The Midnight Game’: Candles are lit. A drop of blood is spilled. Your worst fear is confessed, and an entity is summoned. But if the rules are not followed exactly, punishment is promised. Tonight, the game is not being taken seriously. A demonic horror has been unleashed, and now, even daylight cannot stop the nightmares that may destroy them all. Are you ready for the arrival of “The Midnight Man?”

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Black Fawn Distributing Silent Retreat in Canada this September; New Poster, Trailer, and Stills

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:45

After winning Best Canadian Feature at last year's Toronto After Dark, Silent Retreat is heading to DVD through Black Fawn Distribution. A Film Monkey Production's creature feature will be released in Canada on September 2nd, and we have all the details.

From the Press Release:
SILENT RETREAT celebrated its World Premiere at the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival and has since gone on to screen at the Nocturna Film Fest in Madrid, Spain.

Directed by Tricia Lee, one of the strongest female voices in Canadian horror today. and starring Chelsea Jenish and Sofia Banzhaf, SILENT RETREAT is ultimately about women finding their voice and refusing to be silent, a theme that resonated with Lee while developing the film. With SILENT RETREAT, written by Corey Brown, Lee added her own spin to the genre: strong female characters combined with an emotionally resonant theme and classic horror imagery.

“We really wanted to acquire a film that was very different thematically,” states Black Fawn Distribution Sales Manager C.F. Benner. “What makes Tricia’s voice so unique is her ability to build quality characters by using small pieces of social commentary. It’s a very clever style that really allows these characters to come to life and drive the film forward. Obviously SILENT RETREAT is a creature feature, but this film has a lot of layers that are enjoyable to peel back and explore as you’re watching.”

"After learning of Black Fawn Distribution's grassroots marketing and their mission to sell directly to genre fans, I was very excited to begin working with them on SILENT RETREAT,” explains director Tricia Lee. “I think they’ll do a fantastic job getting the film out there.”

The SILENT RETREAT Canadian DVD will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, director and writer commentary, an exclusive artwork gallery, and trailers for the film.

Synopsis
Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees...

For more info, including pre-order links, visit the official Black Fawn Distribution website, "like" Black Fawn Distribution on Facebook, and follow Black Fawn Distribution on Twitter.

No word on Stateside distro yet, but we'll keep you posted!

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Plague World, Chapter 3 in Dana Fredsti's Ashley Parker Trilogy, Coming August 26th

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:30

Plague World, the conclusion of the zombie apocalypse trilogy begun by author Dana Fredsti in Plague Town and continued in Plague Nation, arrives online and in stores on August 26th from Titan Books.

In this final chapter of Fredsti's Ashley Parker series, the zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.

Check out the book's cover art and synopsis below, and look for an exclusive excerpt soon!

Synopsis:
Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague.

But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world.

For more info check out the official Titan Books and Dana Fredsti websites.

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Sitges 2014 Expands with Zombeavers, The Babadook, Home, Goal of the Dead, Doc of the Dead, and More!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:15

The Sitges Film Festival is typically a feast for horror fans, and this year's event looks to be no different as a big batch of new genre movies has been added to the lineup that's sure to make you drool.

From the Press Release:
The 47th Sitges Film Festival, to be held from 3 to 12 October, will be loaded with films that are all eagerly awaited by fantastic and, especially, horror genre film lovers. Festival Director Àngel Sala has announced the names of a good handful of new films that will be included in Sitges 2014.

These new Festival incorporations have been added to the lineup of an edition that will be opening with Jaume Balagueró’s [REC] 4: Apocalypse, presenting its Grand Honorary Award to Roland Emmerich, and including presentations of the latest productions from important directors like Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg, Kim-ki Duk, and Takashi Miike. See more details on those aspects of the Festival by clicking here.

Supernatural horror will carry an important weight this year with excellent examples of haunted house movies and others with sinister presences arriving from the other side of the planet, like Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound from New Zealand or Australia's The Babadook by Jennifer Kent (photo left).

Another genre example, Nicholas McCarthy’s Home, can also be seen at the Festival. Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal closes this quartet of films that will have moviegoers jumping out of their seats with their demonic apparitions.

Added to the numerous Asian productions the Festival has already confirmed for this year is Live from the director of Dead Sushi, Noboru Iguchi, a survival thriller based on a novel by Yusuke Yamada. Arriving from Germany is Der Samurai, a dark, ambiguous film that has been described as a queer thriller, directed by Till Kleinert and financed through crowdfunding.

At Sitges 2014 there will also be room for films treating genre from a more comical, madcap viewpoint, as in the case of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow 2, where the only survivor from part one will have to fight an even larger army of zombies.

Two other good doses of zombies are also guaranteed with Goal of the Dead (photo right) and Zombeavers, films offering unfeasible blends of zombies with soccer and beavers, respectively.

The first is a dual movie (two 70-minute parts) directed by Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud; the second is based on the well-known premise of “group of young men and women, vacation, fun, alcohol, and sex” that becomes a blood fest.

And still in a comical tone, the Festival will be presenting Dan Beers’ Premature, the story of a high school student who has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again like a zany twist on Groundhog Day.

The last of the newly confirmed features is The Curse of Downers Grove, a movie about the murders of a series of teens attributed to a bizarre curse, directed by Derick Martini and co-written by novelist Brett Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, the film version of which opened Sitges 2000.

Sala also revealed two documentaries that will be at this year’s Festival. The first is Doc of the Dead, a film that has been defined as “the definitive zombie culture documentary.” Directed by Alexander O. Philippe (The People Versus George Lucas and The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus) and including the participation of Alex Cox, Simon Pegg, George A. Romero, and Steven Scholzman, this piece analyzes how the zombie phenomenon has been popularized in recent years in all kinds of different fields, like literature, series or even fashion.

The second confirmed documentary is Elijah Drenner’s That Guy Dick Miller, dedicated to an aspiring writer turned accidental actor whose face everyone knows but whose name is known by few. Sharing the screen with leading figures like Nicholson, De Niro, Schwarzenegger, and The Ramones, he has worked with great directors like Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme, and many more.

At Sitges 2014 there will be no shortage of classics either. The Festival has confirmed a screening of William Friedkin’s 1977 movie Sorcerer, a remake of H.G. Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear (1953), starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, and Francisco Rabal.

Ticket sales for the 47th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain, will be handled exclusively through the Festival’s website. For additional information visit SitgesFilmFestival.com.

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The Fun Begins in this Exclusive Varsity Blood Clip

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:00

An exclusive clip from Varsity Blood has landed in our inbox so huddle up around your computer screen, cue the cheerleaders, and watch it. Well, you really don't need all that fanfare to see it, but hey, if you want to...

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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Jasonless Friday the 13th Stupidity Clarified

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:17

It only takes one person to screw up something someone else said to ignite a firestorm of silliness on this crazy thing called the Interwebs. For instance, back in January(!) Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller was misquoted regarding whether or not Jason would return to the Friday the 13th franchise.

The original quote was as follows... When asked if Derek Mears was going to be back for the next film, Fuller replied, "I don't know because I don't know if we're going to have Jason. I don't know which Jason we're going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears; I love working with him, and he's a dream so we'd be lucky to have him."

Recently MovieWeb caught up with Fuller, who clarified.

"It was a misquote. I had just said, 'I don't know who would play Jason Voorhees. Because I don't know what age he would be, or how we would use him. Are we clear about that? That was the original context of the question. 'Is Derek Mears going to be playing Jason?' I said, 'I don't know who the character is going to be, or at what point in his life we are going to be engaging in him with.' Somehow that became, 'He's not going to be in the movie.' But of course he's going to be in the movie!"

Director David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) was in talks to helm the new film, but nothing has been confirmed as of press time. Friday the 13th is slated to be in theatres on November 13, 2015.

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Ghostbusters 3 Looking to Bust Bridesmaids Director

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 16:07

Reporting on Ghostbusters III news has become as enjoyable as kneeling at the side of the road to randomly rub gravel into your scalp. But alas... we're here to do it for better or worse. Next up... Sony has revealed its first choice pick for director.

According to THR, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) has emerged as the frontrunner, and Feig has shown interest in taking on the project. Sources caution that no formal negotiations have taken place, and a lot must be worked out before the casual discussions turn serious and Feig accepts the job. But he is the studio's first choice. Sony declined to comment.

Of course they did.

As always, take this with a grain of salt, and also as always, expect more soon.

Etan Cohen penned the Ghostbusters III script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films. The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who played Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, respectively, are expected to return, though Bill Murray's involvement is questionable.

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New Constantine Promo Asks: What's On the Way?

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 01:15

Things are crawling out of the shadows on a scale we've never seen before in the pilot for "Constantine," or at least that's what this latest promo for the upcoming series claims. Honestly, though, all we needed to know is that it's directed by Neil Marshall. Yep, we'll be tuning in come October!

About the Show:
"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Matt Ryan stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

Related Story: Visit our "Constantine" Archive

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. Neil Marshall directs from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone with story by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. "Constantine" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

The series premieres Friday, October 24, at 10/9c on NBC. For the latest news, like "Constantine" on Facebook and follow "Constantine" on Twitter.




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TIFF 2014 Midnight Madness Lineup Includes REC 4, Tusk, The Guest, It Follows, and Lots More; New Images!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:04

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs September 4-14, 2014, and its Midnight Madness programme brings thrills, chills, and all sorts of kills to Festival audiences once again including Tusk, [REC] 4: Apocalypse, The Guest, It Follows, and lots more!

From the Press Release:
Get your passports stamped and experience an international cinematic rollercoaster which includes: a Yakuza street gang hip-hop musical epic; spine-chilling Spanish zombies with insatiable appetites; a Finnish boy hunter rescuing the President of the United States from terrorists; and Flemish cub scouts trapped in the woods with sinister companions.

“Midnight Madness has been entertaining connoisseurs of the exquisitely explicit for over 25 years and is now an essential destination for cinematic masters of outrageous expression,” says Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. “After the sun sets on the Festival days, fearless audiences will converge at the Ryerson Theatre to be served a visual feast of the bizarre, the horrifying, and the wonderfully wacky.”

Along with the triumphant return of last year’s People’s Choice Award-winner Sion Sono, Midnight Madness will also welcome back renowned alumni Adam Wingard, Mark Hartley, and Jaume Balagueró. The Festival is also set to proudly celebrate indie legend Kevin Smith’s homecoming after 20 years.

Midnight Madness Opening Night Film: Tokyo Tribe - Sion Sono, Japan - International Premiere
Set in an alternate Tokyo of the near future, director Sion Sono continues his run of sensational films with the explosive street gang tale Tokyo Tribe. Tokyo Tribe is the first live-action adaptation of the best-selling manga series Tokyo Tribe 2 by Santa Inoue, which has sold two million copies and has been published in Asia and the West to great popularity.

[REC] 4: Apocalypse - Jaume Balagueró, Spain - World Premiere
Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying a virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster

Big Game - Jalmari Heleander, Finland/United Kingdom/Germany - World Premiere
The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse, Oskari and the President must team up to survive the most extraordinary night of their lives.

Cub - Jonas Govaerts, Belgium - World Premiere
Young, imaginative 12-year-old Sam heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts pack. In the woods he stumbles upon a strange treehouse and a masked, feral child. When his leaders ignore his warnings about the mysterious boy, Sam starts to feel increasingly isolated from the pack and convinced a terrible fate awaits them all.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films - Mark Hartley, Australia - International Premiere
Director Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed!) continues his delightful documentary disinterment of down-market movie detritus with this chronicle of the rise and fall of 1980s action-exploitation juggernaut Cannon Films, whose contributions to the cinematic canon include American Ninja, The Delta Force, Death Wish II, and Masters of the Universe.

The Guest - Adam Wingard, USA - Canadian Premiere
The follow-up to Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s wildly popular You're Next, The Guest tells the story of a mysterious and devastatingly charming visitor, David (Dan Stevens of "Downton Abbey"), who arrives on the doorstep of a bereaved family claiming to be the best friend of their dead son, a young soldier who died in action. The Petersons welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, their teenage daughter, Anna (Maika Monroe of It Follows), starts wondering if David is responsible.

It Follows - David Robert Mitchell, USA - North American Premiere
For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. With a riveting central performance from Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, It Follows is an artful psychosexual thriller from David Robert Mitchell, whose The Myth of the American Sleepover premiered at Critics' Week in 2010. The film also stars Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe.

Tusk - Kevin Smith, USA - World Premiere
Wallace (Justin Long) is a podcaster on a mission who thinks he has found the story of a lifetime in Howard Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer with amazing stories and a curious penchant for walruses. When Mr. Howe’s true desires unfold, things take a dark turn, and Wallace faces a terrifying transformation at the hands of his captor. As his friends Alison and Teddy (Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment) search the backwoods of Canada to rescue him, they discover a nightmare from which there is no escape. Conceived from one of indie legend Kevin Smith's own Smodcast’s, Tusk is an unprecedented tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying.

What We Do in the Shadows - Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, New Zealand/USA - Canadian Premiere
Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Viago (Taika Waititi), and Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) are three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles—like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Tickets to screenings for this programme will be available for individual purchase as well as through the Midnight Madness Pack, which includes all 10 screenings for $180, or $115 for students and seniors. Purchase Festival ticket packages online 24 hours a day at tiff.net, by phone from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET daily at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or visit the Gupta Box Office in person from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, until August 20 while quantities last.

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Clean Up Needed for Exclusive Septic Man Clip

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:00

On tap right now we have an exclusive clip for Starz Digital Media's upcoming release of Septic Man (review). Check it out and don't forget to disinfect when you're done. You never know what you'll catch from where nowadays!

Septic Man Release Details
Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man this summer. The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest, where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town's water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape. Septic Man is an odyssey into the darkest depths of gross-out horror.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).




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There's a Werewolf Rising on UK DVD in September

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:30

Deep in the sinister woods lives an unimaginable terror... one that wreaks death and destruction when the moon is full. Out of the darkness comes a new kind of bloodlust in Werewolf Rising, arriving on UK DVD from Image Entertainment on September 8th.

Bill Oberst, Jr., Melissa Carnell, Danielle Lozeau, Irena Murphy, and Matt Copko star. BC Furtney writes and directs.

Image is also releasing the film here in the States a little over a month later on October 14th.

Synopsis:
When Emma returns to her childhood home deep in the Arkansas mountains, she’s in need of rest and relaxation, but her problems have only just begun. What she finds is slaughter, fear, and the foul pestilence that comes with a full moon.

A bloodthirsty werewolf is tearing through the township, ripping and ravaging all who cross its path, revealing a menacing underworld that few knew existed. Suddenly Emma finds herself plunged into a fight for her life and more – a fight to the finish for her soul.

Beware of the beast in Werewolf Rising, a bloody thrilling fantasy.

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Rob Zombie to Host 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00

Taking place August 24 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA, the 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute will bring family, friends, and fans together to celebrate the late punk guitarist's legacy with a special outdoor screening of host Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects.

The Sunday evening event will also include a jam session featuring Zombie, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses.

With the concert to be held in Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge and broadcast outside to the overflow crowd (ticketing information is below), the event will also feature Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's special collection of horror movie memorabilia. Rarely seen in public, the collection includes a treasure trove of movie posters, props, toys and costumes from his personal collection.

Additionally, an autograph signing session featuring the stars of The Devil's Rejects will take place, with proceeds to benefit the Johnny Ramone Foundation and Dr. David Agus, USC.

Advance General Admission tickets are $19, day-of General Admission is $25, and VIP admission is $45, which enables the buyer to receive food and cocktails courtesy of Stillhouse Spirits, admission to the VIP area, and VIP seating for the simulcast of the all-star Ramones jam session and movie screening. All Access is $75, limited to the first 200 buyers, and will allow the ticket holder access to the VIP areas and also entry to the all-star Ramones tribute concert inside Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge.

Gates open at 5 P.M. Families and children are welcome, with kids 12 and under getting in free.

Tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly.com, and for more info, check out the Johnny Ramone Facebook Page.

Dread Central will be there so for those unable to attend, expect in-depth coverage here next month.

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Things Are NOT Normal in this The Night Visitor 2 Teaser Debut

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:30

A few months have passed since we last got an update on Brianne Davis' The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story, but in the interim the director has been hard at work, and today we're debuting the film's teaser trailer.

The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story was written by Kevin and Bradley Marcus and Mark Gantt. Caitlin Carmichael, Mark Gantt, Chip Coffey, and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn star.

Synopsis:
The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story is a sci-fi thriller that runs parallel to the original The Night Visitor, telling the story of Heather (Carmichael), a special young girl who must protect her family and the planet from the same other-earthly being. The sequel delves deeper into the mysteries that plagued the Stevens family and their son, Ricky, with the help of psychic and medium Daniel (Coffey).

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The Gasp Menagerie: Pub Ghost Holds His Ale Well

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00

An oft-told tale is that of the haunted pub with prankish spirits that topple pints and glasses to the dismay of patron and barkeep alike. Now there's a spin to the story: a ghost that may pull a prank every now and again but respects the beer too much to spill any in the name of shenanigans.

The Crow's Nest Inn in Cornwall is an historic pub dating back to the 17th century. As with most pubs of that era, there are tales of multiple ghosts going back quite a few years, including that of a local woman who was murdered in 1844.

Some of the haunted happenings include a clock that always ran 10 minutes fast no matter how many times it was reset and a bell that would ring by itself. New owners Jenny Heard and Martic McConn blew off the tales until a recent night when the seemingly impossible happened - in front of a bar full of witnesses no less.

The Plymouth Herald in the UK reports that witnesses, including the barkeeps, say the pub went deathly chill from out of nowhere. At the same time, a pint of ale (Proper Job brand, in case that factors into the spirit's tastes) flew off the bar and landed on the floor... without spilling a drop!

The entire pub tried to find a source of the event and was left puzzled. Nobody was near the pint, and all doors and windows were closed tight.

Could this have been a former customer of the pub trying to grab a pint from the great beyond? Latent telekinesis from one of the patrons trying to grab the ale from afar? Let us know what you think!

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New Texas Chainsaw to Explore Leatherface's Teenage Years?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:02

File this one under "Wow, Really?!?" Some quick and pretty damned strange news has come in regarding the next installment in the Texas Chainsaw franchise as it's looking like we're getting another prequel. A prequel to the tenth power even.

The filmmakers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D (UNRATED Blu-ray/DVD review here) were never big on mathematics, as proven by their "direct sequel" to Tobe Hooper's seminal classic which found the ages of characters all over the place with little to nothing making sense in terms of the whens and the wheres. That is, however, another story.

Right now Bloody Disgusting is reporting that "an unidentified writer is rumored to be in talks to pen Leatherface’s 'teenage years.' This would mean that Dan Yeager would not be returning as the iconic chainsaw-wielding slasher, and that it would be [another] sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 TCM… and a prequel to last year’s TC3D." You follow?

Somehow this is going to really fuck up our space/time continuum. Color us befuddled. Tell us what you think about this latest development below.

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Evil Changes its Identity in The Devil's Hand

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:50

It's been awhile since last we heard anything about LD Entertainment’s Where the Devil Hides, but the flick has undergone a name change and more! Read on for the latest details including when you'll be able to see it!

Roadside Attractions has earmarked an October 10 US release for The Devil’s Hand, formerly Where The Devil Hides, formerly The Devil's Rapture. Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, the flick stars Jennifer Carpenter, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Rufus Sewell, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Colm Meaney, Stacey Edwards, and Ric Reitz.

Lionsgate will release The Devil’s Hand on VOD, DVD, and TV platforms.

Synopsis
Something very strange happened in the small village of New Bethlehem, a devout community kept under the tight reins of the town's vigilant Elders. Six girls born on the same day to different mothers. Perhaps a coincidence or, as most believe, a chilling omen of something yet to come. Now, on the eve of their 18th birthday, the young women are mysteriously disappearing one by one and feared dead. Terror has overtaken this quiet community. Could this be the work of a serial killer, one of the village elders, or an horrific prophecy come true, born of the supernatural?

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There's a Horrifying Chain of Events on the Horizon

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:43

And the news keeps on coming as Variety is reporting that Headhunters helmer Morten Tyldum has come on to direct the Warner Brothers adaptation of the Swedish thriller Chain of Events with Mark L. Smith attached to adapt.

Described as World War Z meets The Da Vinci Code, the book was written by Frederick T. Olsson and follows a washed-up cryptologist who finds himself pulled into an international conspiracy that claims to have created a way to map out all human disasters and terrorism through our DNA.

Book Synopsis
Nothing would make me keep a diary. Except for one thing. The realization that soon there won't be anyone around to read it. William Sandberg. A broken genius, snatched from his home. Christina Sandberg, his ex-wife. She does not believe their lies. Our future hangs on their survival. If they fail, we are all lost.

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Legendary Eying Joe Cornish For Skull Island

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:30

We told you during our coverage of San Diego Comic-Con that Legendary Pictures will be bringing King Kong back to the big screen for a Skull Island movie, and now the picture is getting a bit clearer as the studio is eying a director who knows all about dealing with monsters.

According to Deadline, Legendary has offered the directing job to Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Max Borenstein wrote the script based on the mythic origins of King Kong, where mutant giant creatures rule.

Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.

The film is slated for a November 4, 2016 release.

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