Stage Fright Gearing Up to Sing its Heart Out on Home Video

Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:30

Every bit of artwork we have seen for the horror musical Stage Fright (review) has been great. Let's hope that trend extends to its Blu-ray and DVD release. Given all the goodies we've gotten already, if we get some ugly eyesore, we shall riot!

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD on July 8, 2014.

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • The Making of Stage Fright
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews: Writer/Director Jerome Sable, Co-Composer Eli Batalion
  • AXS TV: A Look at Stage Fright
  • The Legend of Beaver Dam Short Film
  • Trailer

    Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

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    Official Final Girl Trailer Is Trained from a Young Age

    Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00

    The official trailer for Tyler Shields' new film, Final Girl, has hit the interwebs so we tracked it down and now have it for you right here courtesy of Hannibal Classics. Check it out, and look for more on this one as it comes!

    Written by Adam Prince, Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, and Johnny Silver and helmed by celebrity photographer turned first-time director Tyler Shields, Final Girl chronicles the tale of a pack of teenage boys who choose the wrong girl to be the victim of their "initiation."

    Abigail Breslin stars as the lead with Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Connor Paolo, Francesca Eastwood, and Michael Trevino rounding out the cast.

    Loner Veronica is new to school, shy and vulnerable, the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping and revealing she’s armed and knows how to defend herself. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and she’s chosen killing these boys as her final test. When the dust clears, Veronica will find out if she can be the final girl these boys ever have a chance to hurt.

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    Watch the First 4 Minutes of Renaud Gauthier's Discopath

    Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:45

    Our Canadian friends will be able to see Discopath (review here) on DVD and digital/cable VOD beginning next week, and today we have a look at the first four minutes of the film along with its new artwork and a few stills.

    From the Press Release:
    Black Fawn Distribution and Juice are pleased to release the first four minutes of their new acquisition Discopath.

    After selling out its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Discopath has traveled the world, leaving its ‘70s era disco stamp on festivals from Brazil to Brussels. Now, the award winning slasher has found a home on DVD in Canada through Black Fawn Distribution and on digital and cable VOD via Juice. Discopath is set for release in Canada on Tuesday, June 10th.

    “Discopath has become a fan favourite at film festivals everywhere, and it has generated a lot of buzz,” states Black Fawn Distribution’s owner Chad Archibald. “We felt it would be a cool idea to give horror fans a sneak peek. The opening of Discopath really highlights Renaud’s attention to detail and sets up the style for the rest of the film.”

    Juice’s president Paul Zimic concurs: “We’re extremely proud of Discopath, and we couldn’t have a more perfect partner to release than the dedicated and twisted minds at Black Fawn Distribution.”

    Discopath has been celebrated at film festivals around the world including Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal), Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium), FrightFest (London, UK), and The Blood in the Snow Film Festival (Toronto), where it took home Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay honours.

    The Discopath DVD will include commentary with director Renaud Gauthier, actor Ivan Freud, and composer Bruce Cameron as well as an exclusive 24-minute behind-the-scenes documentary.

    If you're in the US, you can also watch it on Amazon Instant while we await some Stateside distro news.

    In the debut feature film from director Renaud Gauthier, a timid young New Yorker in the mid-70s leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand new genre of music: disco! Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis (Jeremie Earp-Lavernge) transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal. Discopath features an unbelievable set design and a killer disco soundtrack (featuring cuts from KC & The Sunshine Band and Kiss).

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    Archie Comics Announces New Ongoing Series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:30

    Yesterday we brought you an early look at the Afterlife with Archie trade, and now Archie Comics is back with the announcement of a new ongoing title, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, from writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie) and artist Robert Hack.

    Details are a bit scarce at this point, but we do know that the series, which promises to show fan-favorite character Sabrina in a way fans have never seen her, builds upon the success of Afterlife with Archie and expands the company’s line of horror-centric offerings.

    Issue #1 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is slated to launch in October.

    Below is a sneak peek at the various covers of the first issue.

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    Subscribe to Box of Dread to Win Godzilla and Penny Dreadful Kits in June's Seventh Box

    Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:15

    Since Box of Dread's Godzilla- and "Penny Dreadful"-themed "Seventh Box" in May was such a big hit, we are giving you another chance to get more Godzilla and "Penny Dreadful" kits in June's "Seventh Box". You'll just have to be a Box of Dread subscriber to win.

    Make sure to sign up for Box of Dread as a "mystery box" subscriber before the June 9th, 12 midnight ET deadline.

    We have some pictures of June's "Seventh Box" below and we'll be posting even more soon on our Box of Dread Facebook Page. All Box of Dread subscribers are automatically entered in this contest. If you win, just promise us that you'll post an unboxing video for the Box of Dread community to see. Own those bragging rights!

    Don't miss the deadline. Sign up for Box of Dread's "mystery boxes" before 12 midnight ET, June 9th. Here's everything you need to know:

    Two Membership Plans are available:

    That's right; for around the cost of a t-shirt each month or a video game every quarter, you can sink your claws into a bounty of horror goodies, some of which are one of a kind or signed by your favorite horror stars, etc.! All you have to do is sign up for Box of Dread and sit back as a mystery box with cool horror merch is mailed right to your doorstep each month.

    Every month we randomly pick a winner of our "Special Edition Box of Dread" valued at up to $250 called the "Seventh Box". The "Seventh Box" for each month will include new movies, games, signed merch, maybe even a screen used prop!

    So, sign up for Box of Dread today and watch out for the mailman because he may soon be headed up your driveway with the next box in hand! Get started TODAY! Visit the official Box of Dread website for more information!

    See what our Box of Dread subscribers received the last few months in our Facebook albums. Don't you want to get these delivered to you every month? You can also watch subscriber unboxing videos below.

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    New Adam K. Still Does NOT Want to be Noticed

    Dread Central - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:00

    Another still has arrived for Joston Theney's new project Adam K., and we have this bad boy for you right here. The still features Sarah Nicklin as "Amanda Cole," who's apparently trying desperately to avoid the warm, bloody embrace of the flick's big bad.

    "What really makes the killer so scary is that he could literally be any 'normal' guy that you run into on the street," says Nicklin. "He's completely unassuming (until all Hell breaks loose)."

    She continues, "I think the biggest impact it would have [on horror fans] is to make people look over their shoulder and be more suspicious of their neighbors or the good samaritans that seemingly just want to help them out because you never know what their ulterior motives might really be."

    Writer/director Joston "El Rey" Theney has announced that Adam K. will soon be making its way to theaters and home video. Theney previously said, "In early fall we'll have the Los Angeles premiere, then a Bay Area showing. Some festivals have reached out to us, but we're only going to do about two or three of those."

    The film stars Brinke Stevens, Arielle Brachfeld, Kristin Wall Wheatley, Sarah Nicklin, Jessica Cameron, Graham Denman, and Dylan Hobbs. It's written, directed, and produced by Joston "El Rey" Theney.

    ADAM K. is a gory take on the tale of nature versus nurture that proves - evil wears a smile! Mild-mannered and seemingly good-natured auto insurance claims adjusters Adam Kraul sets out daily to make friends, however ends up with mutilated victims when his invitations for friendships are rejected.

    To learn more, "like" Adam K. on Facebook!

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    [TV] Game Show Heaven: “I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:52

    The BBC is on the run from the zombie apocalypse.

    A unique, new twist on the reality game show, BBC Three is taking a group of contestants and putting them through a zombie apocalypse.

    The British cabler announced “I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse,” in which eight contestants will begin an apocalyptic adventure trapped together in a shopping mall, surrounded by the walking dead. The contestants must live by their wits, make difficult decisions, and use urban survival tactics. Their ultimate goal is to avoid the lethal bite of a zombie and stay alive.

    During their intense stay, they will face tasks that are necessary for their survival. These tasks are potentially dangerous and will put them in close contact with the undead. The threat will be constant: one bite and they will leave the show in grisly style.

    It’s a question of teamwork, as the more of them that stay alive the easier it is to thrive in a zombie-eat-human world. The Army is on its way, but how many of the contestants will have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?

    It’s nice to finally have a game show where if you get a challenge wrong, you get your arms ripped off and your brains eaten out,” joked Tiger Aspect’s executive producer Andrew Brereton.

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    Creature Feature Release New Track “Nearly Departed”

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:30

    LA horror-heavy electronic punk rock duo Creature Feature have released a new track entitled “Nearly Departed”, which you can listen to below. The lyric video is chock full of creepy, macabre lyrics that will make this a perfect track for any Halloween party.

    You can snag it via Bandcamp or iTunes.

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    ‘Aftermath’ Trailer Drops a Nuclear Bomb

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:29

    RLJ/Image Entertainment has now shared the official domestic trailer for Peter Engert’s Aftermath, a new post-apocalyptic horror starring Edward Furlong (Night of the Demons), Monica Keena (Freddy vs Jason, Night of the Demons), Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason.

    The devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse is now reality and nine desperate strangers find themselves clinging to life in a farmhouse cellar, while radioactive fallout descends on the darkened world above. These would-be survivors face the nightmare of dwindling supplies, poisonous air and the greatest threat of all — the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in. With each dying day, their choice becomes clearer — stay and let the makeshift shelter become their tomb or face the unknown terrors of the world outside.

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    ‘Apes’ Go On the Attack (Poster)

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:20

    The apes attack on this stunning new poster for FOX’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the awesome Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    In theaters July 11, Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring.

    In the sequel to the prequel, “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.

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    Emperor Complete Works Box Set Coming In 2015

    bloody disgusting - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 08:19

    Finnish record label Blood Music has announced that they have signed legendary black metal band Emperor to their roster and will be releasing a “complete works” box set in early to mid-2015 that will be, “…one of the largest vinyl box sets ever created in the history of music.” This will be a one-time only limited edition pressing with no copies of the vinyl available for individual sale.

    The label states:

    We’ve been working behind-the-scenes for more than a year – carefully compiling every detail of Emperor’s oeuvre from the minute they began in 1991 until their final breath in 2007. We are working directly in conjunction with the members themselves to compile the most incredible, beautiful, and archival collection one could ever imagine…

    Emperor has only released four full-length studio albums, beginning with 1994′s In The Nightside Eclipse and ending with 2001′s Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise. Head below to listen the former.

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    ‘Dead Rising 3′ May Be Coming to Steam

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 23:17

    It looks as if the latest entry in Capcom’s zombie genocide simulator series Dead Rising 3 might not be an Xbox One exclusive for long. Because the Internet sees all, a listing for the game was spotted on the Steam Database, raising the question as to whether or not Capcom is planning on bringing it to PC in the near future. It wouldn’t be all that surprising, seeing as both Dead Rising 2 and its spin-off Off the Record also arrived on PC.

    We liked Dead Rising 3; Tyler had nothing but good things to say about it in his review. Sadly, the entirety of its season pass offering was found lacking.

    I imagine this will be confirmed at E3.

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    Demons Emerge From New Rigor Mortis Clip

    Dread Central - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:34

    Well Go USA has released another clip from Juno Mak's Hong Kong vampire flick Rigor Mortis, and right now we have it for you complete with a suicide attempt and other ghastly happenings. Check it out!

    Rigor Mortis will be on VOD outlets June 6th along with a limited theatrical roll-out on the same day. The theatrical listings thus far include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and Honolulu.

    In this eerie and chilling contemporary action/special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants, we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires, and zombies.

    RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star, separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into Room 2442 in the housing estate, an allegedly haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other "occupants" of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment. Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him and the situation are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead...

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    New Teen Wolf Season 4 Trailer Rises from the Ashes

    Dread Central - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:12

    Season 3 of "Teen Wolf" ended just a short while ago, but MTV already has Season 4 ready to kick off in a few weeks... June 23rd to be exact. So of course a new trailer has risen from the ashes, and you can check it out right here!

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden star along with new regulars Arden Cho, Shelley Hennig, and Ryan Kelley as Deputy Parrish. Season 4 also sees the return of Jill Wagner as Kate Argent.

    "Teen Wolf" Season 4 Overview:
    In Season 4, still healing from tragic losses, Scott (Posey), Stiles (O'Brien), Lydia (Roden), and Kira (Cho) begin a new semester of school with more human worries than supernatural, while also trying to help their new friend Malia (Hennig) integrate back into society. But Kate Argent’s surprising resurrection brings a new threat to Beacon Hills along with the emergence of another mysterious enemy known simply as The Benefactor.

    For more info visit the official "Teen Wolf" website, "like" "Teen Wolf" on Facebook, and follow "Teen Wolf" on Twitter.

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    ‘Insidious’ Starlette Eyed For ‘The Something’

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:07

    Insidious star Rose Byrne, pictured, is being courted to reteam with Neighbors‘ producers (Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe) and studio (Universal) for The Something, says THR.

    The pic, about astronauts who get lost in space, has former “Late Show With David Letterman” head writer Rodney Rothman directing.

    The Aussie is being eyed by Something‘s producers to play a love interest who has “an approachable beauty, though she hates being approached.”

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    ‘Crawlspace’ Hits Hulu Plus Tomorrow

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:01

    Here’s the trailer for Vuguru’s Crawlspace, which will be available on Hulu Plus tomorrow.

    Crawlspace, which follows a banker who moves his family into a foreclosed house and discover the dwelling’s dark past, stars Steven Weber (The Big Year, 2 Broke Girls), Lori Laughlin (90210, Full House), Jonathan Silverman (Hot in Cleveland), David Koechner (Anchor Man, The Office) and Raleigh Holmes.

    It was directed by Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row).

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    [TV] “iZombie” Art Prepares For Brain Food

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:41

    Our friends at BlackFilm scored the first poster for CW’s “iZombie,” from Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, produced by Warner Bros TV.

    In “iZombie,” “A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.

    Rose McIver stars in the new adaptation starring Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Nora Dunn, and Ruhul Kohli.

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    ‘Rigor Mortis’ Suicide Attempt Brings Out the Demons (Clip)

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:39

    Well Go USA released a new clip from Juno Mak’s festival fav, Rigor Mortis, reviewed by Mike Pereira here, which will be opening on VOD and in limited locations June 6. Some announced theaters are: New York (Village East), Los Angeles (AMC Atlantic Time Square 14), San Francisco (AMC Metreon), San Diego (Gas Lamp 15), Seattle (AMC Pacific Place 11), and Honolulu (Pearlrige West 16).

    Watch as suicide brings out demons in this clip from the haunter starring Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Kara Hui, Richard Ng, Hoi-Pang Lo, Hee Chang Paw.

    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 walk among his neighbors.

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    [TV] “The Strain” Spreads Further In Extended Promo

    bloody disgusting - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:37

    Manhattan. The Country. The World. “The Strain” takeover begins Sunday, July 13th on FX.

    From Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, here’s an extended trailer, this time showing even more of the series’ creature!!!

    ‘The Strain’ is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (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.

    “The Strain” stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Roger Cross, Leslie Hope, Regina King, Robert Maillet, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Kevin Durand, David Bradley, and Richard Sammel.

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