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The Bottom Shelf: Dracula, Blacula, and Troma on Demand

What new horrors await us on DVD this month? Well, lots of bloodsuckers, for starters...

As the old Simpsons quote goes, there are only three real monsters, kid: Dracula, Blacula and Son of Kong. Sadly, giant gorilla junior doesn’t make an appearance this month though we’ve at least got the first two categories covered.

Leading the way with aplomb, our friend Blacula finally graces this young blog with not one but two classics released on Blu-ray and DVD as a complete collection. In case you’re not familiar with this wonderful splicing of seventies Blaxploitation and gothic horror (shame on you if so), the tale of undead African prince Mamuwalde and his ongoing struggle with both his own bloodlust and pesky locals trying to stake him through the heart is both surprisingly well-made and massively enjoyable. Oh, and its success also led to the subsequent release of Blackenstein,
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Chill with Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

We knew it wouldn't be long before somebody - pardon the pun - swooped in to start snatching up distribution rights to Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and we have the early bird details for you right here along with the worm.

From the Press Release

Chill, the Web’s premier video distribution platform for entertainment content distributed direct from filmmakers, artists, and comedians, today announced that it has acquired exclusive digital rights for James Nguyen’s highly anticipated cult sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. The film will be available exclusively on Chill for 90 days, before Chill rolls it out wide to other VOD platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Additionally, the film will be shown in theaters across the U.S. and internationally as part of a multi-city theater tour with stops in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, The Mall of America in Minnesota, London and Paris,
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DVD Review: Dead Season

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DVD Review: Dead Season
Title: Dead Season Directed by: Adam Deyoe Starring: James C. Burns, Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill and Corsica Wilson Running time: 88 minutes, Unrated Special Features: Filmmaker Commentary, The making of Dead Season, Deleted scenes, Outtakes and Trailer Elvis and Tweeter are two survivors of a zombie apocalypse who find each other on their way to Florida. They obtain a boat with directions to an island that is said to be “walker free.” What they find on the island is a military styled society that may be just as dangerous as the walkers they are trying to escape…then they discover some walkers have the ability to “run.” This is a low-budget [ Read More ]
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Exclusive: Writer/Producer Loren Semmens Talks Dead Season and More

A few weeks back, Image Entertainment released the zombie flick Dead Season on DVD everywhere and to support its home debut, Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with writer/producer/editor Loren Semmens about the project.

Dead Season follows a group of survivors a year after a zombie outbreak to a remote island where things aren't exactly as they seem and the undead running amok may not be the biggest threat to the residents living there. Directed by Adam Deyoe, the film stars Scott Peat, James C. Burns, Marissa Merrill and Corsica Wilson.

Check out our interview with Semmens below and look for Dead Season on DVD shelves now.

Dread Central: Can you start off by telling us how Dead Season came about?

Loren Semmens: Well, the director Adam and I had been friends for a while and we had always wanted to make a zombie film together.
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Loren Semmens on Developing Dead Season

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Loren Semmens on Developing Dead Season
Dead Season” writer/producer/editor Loren Semmens originally wasn’t going to a write a zombie film when he and “Dead Season” director Adam Deyoe were searching for a place to shoot a completely different film. But the two happened upon the right spot at the right time. “Adam and I traveled to Vieques [part of Puerto Rico], which is the island where we did principal photography. Our goal was to location scout for a different film we were in the process of writing, which was actually a buddy comedy. And when we got Vieques, we realized that these declassified military [sites and chemicals] were the perfect backdrop for something more horror related,” [ Read More ]
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Zombie Flick 'Dead Season' Hits DVD on July 31st

Adam Deyoe’s post-apocalyptic zombie flick Dead Season hit VOD on July 5th and if you’re anticipating the official DVD release, you don’t have long to wait. Dead Season arrives on shelves July 31st. Deyoe, Joshua Klausner and Loren Semmens crafted this flawed but inspired story. James C. Burns, Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, Corsica Wilson and Marc L. Fusco star. Get a look at the synopsis below as well as a look at the official press release, which promises some nice bonus material for hardcore supplement fans!
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Avoiding the Zombie Hordes with Dead Season: A Movie Review

Director: Adam Deyoe. Writers: Adam Deyoe, Joshua Klausner, and Loren Semmens. Cast: James C. Burns, Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, Corsica Wilson, and Marc L. Fusco. With so many zombie genre films entering the market, this reviewer is wondering if filmmakers are simply trying to capitalize in on the undead craze. Films like The Terror Experiment are simply amateurish and this film added nothing to the genre. Now, Adam Deyoe of Yeti: A Love Story and Psycho Sleepover takes a mediocre stab at this genre from the director's chair. His film, Dead Season, starts from a weak place, a poor script. From here on out, the film feels like amateur hour spent in a tropical paradise. The film begins with the protagonist, Elvis (Scott Peat). He is a lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse. He has a friend who he can talk to on the radio. She is a mysterious figure.
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Image Entertainment Brings Adam Deyoe’s Dead Season to Home Video This Summer

When you claim that your upcoming horror flick puts a “riveting new spin on the zombie genre”, you’d better bring your A-game. Because at this point, I think we’ve seen just about everything under the sun. Unless your zombie flick chronicles the adventures of a group of zombie bowlers who wander from city to city, looking for places to play and people to challenge, then you’d better be ready to impress us. The trailer for director Adam Deyoe’s “Dead Season” certainly suggests that he’s headed in the right direction, though looks can be deceiving. Case in point: “Automaton Transfusion”. Don’t even get me started. Have a look at the official synopsis, complete with ballsy proclamation: When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping
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Trailer: A Look at Image Entertainment's Dead Season

Image Entertainment has released the trailer for its July 5th release Dead Season.  Care to take a guess as to what it's about?  Yes...zombies!

When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a new life. What they find is unrelenting horror.

Beyond the hordes of the flesh-hungry undead, the other people already on the island force the pair into a fight-or-die battle amongst themselves. Armed only with crude weapons, they must descend into savagery and cutthroat tactics just to make it through each day.

Adam Deyoe directs.  Open wide and feast on the preview...

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Zombies Storm the Island in a New Trailer for Adam Deyoe’s Dead Season

It’s been a few years ago since we last heard of and covered Adam Deyoe’s zombie island flick “Dead Season”. It took a couple of years, but the film is apparently now ready for public consumption, with Image Entertainment scheduling the film to land on DVD July 31, 2012. It looks like just a DVD release, with no Blu-ray. Special features will include a “Making of Dead Season” featurette, deleted scene, outtakes, and a trailer. Speaking of which, check out the film’s latest official trailer below. When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a new life. What they find is unrelenting horror. Beyond the hordes of the flesh-hungry undead, the other people already on the island force the pair into a fight-or-die battle amongst themselves.
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It's Dead Season on DVD

Never mind hunting small game. That's for pussies, man. Real warriors have the dead in their sights. Not dead, dead, as that would be too easy. We're talking the living dead of the flesh-eating variety! Come July 31st you can join the hunt on DVD!

Dead Season, directed by Adam Deyoe and starring Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, James. C. Burns, Corsica Wilson, Marc Fusco, Todd Pritchett, Grant Beijon, Greg Weisman, and Jordan Graham, is coming home via Image Entertainment on July 31st. Extras will include a Making of Dead Season featurette, deleted scenes, outtakes, and the trailer.

Synopsis

When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a new life. What they find is unrelenting horror. Beyond the hordes of the flesh-hungry undead, the other
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Recheck Your Zombie Survival Plan with Dead Season: Release Date and Artwork

Tagline: "On this island survival is no game." If your zombie survival plan involved finding sanctuary on an island, then Dead Season might make you change your mind. Characters Elvis (Scott Peat) and Tweeter (Marissa Merrill) try this plan when the undead are unleashed across the continental United States. They head for an isolated island in the Caribbean, but here they are enrolled in a fight to stay alive. The residents, already there, only have limited supplies, so Elvis and Tweeter must make themselves welcome with machete and bat. Image Entertainment will release this title on DVD July 31st and fans of the zombie film genre can have a look at the thrilling trailer for Dead Season below. The official DVD artwork is also shown above, in the highest quality version available. Release Date: July 31st, 2012 (DVD). Director: Adam Deyoe. Writers: Joshua Klausner and Loren Semmens. Cast: James C. Burns,
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Troma announces 4 new releases!

Klown Kamp Massacre, The Astron-6 Collection, Psycho Sleepover, And Jessicka Rabid Out Today From Troma!

Troma Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce the release of Phillip Gunn and David Valdez’s Klown Kamp Massacre, The Astron-6 Collection, Adam Deyoe & Eric Gosselin’s Psycho Sleepover, and Matthew Reel’s Jessicka Rabid. Four great titles from Troma out on December 13th, 2011. That’s today!

Pick up these great new Troma releases today at www.tromashop.com or on www.amazon.com and where ever DVDs are sold!

Filmmaking team Astron-6 is behind Troma’s recent release, Father’s Day, which took home the Audience Choice award for Best Picture at … More
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Dead Season Trailer Brings on the Flesh Eaters

Wabbit season! *turns shotgun* Duck season! *turns shotgun* Wabbit season! *turns shotgun* Duck season! *turns shotgun* Wabbit season! *turns shotgun* Duck season! *turns shotgun* Wabbit season! *turns shotgun* Duck season! *turns shotgun* Wabbit season! *turns shotgun* Dead Season! *turns shotgun on army of shambling corpses*

Okay we admit it. Sometimes we just cannot ignore the allure of "Loony Tunes". Still a new zombie flick has the ability to more than attract our attention and that's exactly what we have with this badass new trailer for Dead Season.

Directed by Adam Deyoe and starring Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, James. C. Burns, Corsica Wilson, Marc Fusco, Todd Pritchett, Grant Beijon, Greg Weisman, and Jordan Graham, look for more on this one soon.

In the interim dig on the trailer premiere courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

Synopsis

A year after the dead have risen and decimated the world's population, two survivors escape to a
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The Island of the Undead in 'Dead Season' Trailer Premiere!

The Island of the Undead in 'Dead Season' Trailer Premiere!
Get ready for more brain-munching mayhem as Bloody Disgusting was given the exclusive trailer premiere for Dead Season, which is now screening for buyers in both New York and Los Angeles. "A year after the dead have risen and decimated the world's population, two survivors escape to a safe haven on a deserted island, only to discover that its just as deadly as where they came from." Starring Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, James. C. Burns, Corsica Wilson, Marc Fusco, Todd Pritchett, Grant Beijon, Greg Weisman and Jordan Graham, Dead Season is a zombie action flick shot on a deserted island in the Caribbean. From up and comer helmer Adam Deyoe and producer Loren Semmens, Dead Season currently is searching worldwide distribution. Producer of The Woman, Andrew van den Houten, is currently repping the film. Check out the trailer inside with more undead fun at the film's Facebook page.
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Escape to Zombie Island in Dead Season Trailer

Okay, so maybe the island isn’t exactly full of zombies, but there are zombies, there is an island, and there is escaping going on, so technically the headline is sorta correct, if a tad misleading. Anyways, check out the debut trailer for Adam Deyoe’s new zombie flick “Dead Season”, which looks visually excellent, and the story certainly looks intense. I’d have liked to see more zombie happenings, but apparently this is one of those stories where, yeah, the zombie apocalypse sucks, but it’s the humans you should really be worried about. A year after the civilized world has fallen into chaos, Elvis and Tweeter hope to increase their chances of survival by fleeing to what they think is an abandoned island. Upon arriving, they are forced to join a new community and live by rules that require them to make tough decisions. Starring James C. Burns,
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Trailer Debut - More Zombie Madness in Dead Season

Yet another film filled with flesh-eaters is shambling our way from indie filmmaker Adam Deyoe called Dead Season, and we have a quick look at what to expect when it gets here!

Shot on location in Vieques, Puerto Rico, Dead Season stars James C. Burns, Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, Corsica Wilson, Marc L. Fusco, and Todd Pritchett and "tells the story of two post-zombie outbreak survivors, Elvis and Tweeter, as they escape America to find a safe haven on a tropical island. Upon arriving, they are forced to deal with a newly formed community that is anything but civil."

For more information be on the lookout for the official Dead Season website and follow the latest news about Dead Season on Twitter.

In the interim dig on the trailer below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. Hit up their link for some stills as well.

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'Dead Season' Trailer Debut, First Stills from Latest Zombie Outbreak!

Shot on location in Vieques, Puerto Rico, the island that was previously home to naval test bombings for decades, is Adam Deyoe's Dead Season, which stars James C. Burns, Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, Corsica Wilson, Marc L. Fusco, and Todd Pritchett. Bloody Disgusting has scored the first ever stills and trailer debut for the indie zombie feature that was shot entirely on the Canon 7D camera. Get all the goodies, along with the story details beyond the break. "Dead Season tells the story of two post-zombie outbreak survivors, Elvis and Tweeter, as they escape America to find a safe haven on a tropical island. Upon arriving, they are forced to deal with a newly formed community that is anything but civil."
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Exclusive Video: Dr. George Hardy & Michael Stephenson Triumph with Best Worst Movie

In Best Worst Movie, Michael Stephenson makes his directorial debut by exploring one of the worst and most critically panned movies ever made, Troll 2, which he starred in twenty years ago as a child. In 1989, Italian director, Claudio Fragrasso cast small-town dentist Dr. George Hardy and a group of unwitting Utah actors in the ultra-low budget horror film, Troll 2. Soon after its disastrous release, Dr. Hardy retired from his short-lived acting career and returned to dentistry in his hometown of Alabama, unaware of the legions of fans that would one day recognize him as a cult movie luminary. Twenty years later, Dr. Hardy's days of drilling cavities are met by nights of signing autographs at sold-out revival screenings throughout the world. Best Worst Movie, which is currently in theaters, takes a look at the actors and filmmakers that made Troll 2, why it is considered the "worst movie
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