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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of
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The Midnight Game Is Free to Play on DVD! Win Your Copy!

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,
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Repentance and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, details on the Sundance Next Fest Lineup, Eat Men Like Air, Mindless, and much more:

First Rockabilly Zombie Weekend Trailer: “When Becky and Grant arrive at their rockabilly-themed wedding, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak, things go horribly wrong as the mosquito-spread virus spawns zombies, who begin feeding on the wedding guests as well as the other locals. The two newlyweds have to escape along with their family and friends if they ever want to live to see their honeymoon!

Rockabilly Zombie Weekend is a new feature length horror thriller with a rocking twist on the modern zombie film. It’s currently being released on DVD on July 1st, 2014 through Green Apple Entertainment. The film (as well as other merchandise) can
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Trailer Plays The Midnight Game

The wait is over! Anchor Bay has just dropped the home video trailer in our inbox for the upcoming flick The Midnight Game, which they're putting out this coming August. Read on for full details and to check out the video nasty!

From the Press Release

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
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Cover Art and Stills Invite You to Play The Midnight Game

Though we don't yet have a trailer, Anchor Bay has just dropped the home video art and some stills in our inbox for the upcoming flick The Midnight Game, which they're putting out this coming August. Read on for full details and to check out the images!

From the Press Release

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,
See full article at Dread Central »

Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting details on The Chair, Camp of the Damned, and Love Sick, trailers for Chimeres and Phantasmagoria, production and distribution news on Australian film, The Pack, and much more:

Exclusive Casting News for The Chair: We’ve been told that Travis Love (Shumpert from The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming horror/thriller, The Chair. Love will play the Commanding Officer in a flashback scene that features Jimmy (Jacob Banser) and Sullivan (Brian Thompson).

Synopsis: “Based off of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden,
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Play The Midnight Game at Home

With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey! That's right, kids! Time for some more games of life, death, and horror as Anchor Bay is bringing A.D. Calvo's The Midnight Game home!

From the Press Release

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, “Days of Our Lives,” The Social Network), Valentina de Angelis (Bereavement,
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ABC 2013-2014 Schedule Full Preview With Trailers

At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.

On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.

Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting,
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ABC Orders 7 Dramas and 5 Comedies, Axes ‘Happy Endings’

ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.

Alphabet’s new dramas are: Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” “Lucky 7,” “Betrayal,” “Mind Games,” “Killer Women,” “Resurrection,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”

New comedies getting the nod are: Rebel Wilson’s “Super Fun Night,” the Cullen brothers’ “Back in the Game,” “Trophy Wife,” “The Goldbergs” and “Mixology.”

Among the casualties were “Happy Endings,” “Body of Proof” and “Malibu Country.” Bubble shows securing renewals include “Suburgatory” and “The Middle.”

“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”

Comedy “Super Fun,” from Warner Bros. TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco banner, was developed last year at CBS.
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Casting Net: Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, and Zach Galifianakis to star in comedy; Plus Christina Hendricks, Vin Diesel

Casting Net: Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, and Zach Galifianakis to star in comedy; Plus Christina Hendricks, Vin Diesel
• 21 Grams director Alejandro González Iñárritu is trying his hand at comedy, and he’s enlisted the help of a stellar cast, including Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, and Naomi Watts (don’t forget I Heart Huckabees!) to star in his upcoming feature Birdman. The film will follow a once-great actor best known for portraying a superhero (a little close to home for Keaton), who is trying to relaunch his career with a Broadway play. It will apparently take place over three days in one location. Stone will play Keaton’s troubled daughter, Galifianakis will be the play’s producer,
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'Friday Night Lights' actor Zach Gilford joins horror 'Devil's Due'

'Friday Night Lights' actor Zach Gilford joins horror 'Devil's Due'
Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford has signed on to star in Devil's Due.

Gilford will take on the lead role in the thriller.

> 'Friday Night Lights' star Zach Gilford marries Kiele Sanchez

Gilford will star opposite actress Allison Miller (Go On), Deadline reports.

The film's script was written by Lindsay Devlin and will be produced by John Davis.

Plot details surrounding the upcoming film are currently slim, but the horror movie does have a found footage element.

Tyler Gillett, Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Justin Martinez of Radio Silence - who worked on V/H/S - are slated to direct.

Filming on Devil's Due will kick off this week in the Dominican Republic and New Orleans.

Watch Zach Gilford in a clip from Off the Map below:

Us TV's most exciting pilots - in pictures:
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Campbell Scott To Direct & Star In Adaptation Of Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer'

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Actor-turned-indie filmmaker Campbell Scott has signed on to direct and star in an upcoming adaptation of the 1977 novel “A Book of Common Prayer” by Joan Didion. The story centers on two women in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. One woman married into a powerful political family, the other has seen her marriage fall apart and her daughter run away with a group of Marxist radicals. Campbell has been in the acting game for a long time, and was most recently seen as Peter Parker’s father in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” It is unclear what part he will play in ‘Prayer.’ As a director, he has made such films as “Final,” “Company Retreat,” and most notably “Off The Map,” an indie about a family of naturalists living in the New Mexico desert that was well-received by critics. It will be a jump for him to do
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Ratings: Arrow Opens Very Strong, Nashville Solid and Chicago Fire Lukewarm

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Ratings: Arrow Opens Very Strong, Nashville Solid and Chicago Fire Lukewarm
The CW’s Arrow had an abs-olutely impressive debut on Wednesday night, delivering 4.02 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating — the network’s most watched episode of anything in three years and its highest rated drama bow since Nikita in 2010. (Last year, Ringer did 2.7 mil/1.2 while Hart of Dixie opened to 1.8 mil/0.7.)

Leading out of Arrow, Supernatural did 2.6 mil/1.0, up 37 and 25 percent from its premiere. Nice.

Related | Fall TV Poll: Did The CW’s Arrow Hit the Spot? Cast Your Vote

Turning to the night’s pair of 10 o’clock debuts: ABC’s Nashville drew 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating,
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Kelly McCreary plays a lesbian surgeon-in-training on "Emily Owens M.D."

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Are there ever enough medical shows? Maybe so, but the pilot of Emily Owens M.D. will have you shrugging that notion off entirely. The new CW show stars Mammie Gummer (The Good Wife, Off the Map) starring as, well, Emily Owens, a surgeon-in-training her first year out of medical school. A self-professed dork in high school, she's trying to shake that image in her professional life, despite learning that working in a hospital is just like the world of cliques, popular kids and geeks that she is trying to escape.

Emily finds a few friends at the Denver hospital she's working in, though, including Tyra Dupre, played by Kelly McCreary (I Just Want My Pants Back, White Collar). Tyra takes Emily through the halls and shows her the popular girls (the plastic surgeons), the ER docs
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Exclusive: Filmmaker Jack Perez Discusses Some Guy Who Kills People, Blowing Vegas Off the Map and More

This week Some Guy Who Kills People, the indie horror comedy hit that wowed audiences at numerous film festivals worldwide during 2011, has finally made its way home to DVD shelves everywhere courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Produced by John Landis and written by Ryan A. Levin, Some Guy was helmed by director Jack Perez (Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus) and features an all-around brilliant ensemble including Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, Unstoppable), Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Spin City"), Karen Black (House of 1000 Corpses), Ariel Gade (Dark Water, Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem, "Invasion"), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead, the original BBC version of "The Office") and Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids, Bully).

Recently Dread Central caught up with Perez for an exclusive chat about Some Guy Who Kills People, and while we were at it, we also checked in with the filmmaker about his upcoming Syfy project called Blowing Vegas Off the Map,
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Exclusive Interview: Director Jack Perez talks Some Guy Who Kills People

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Some Guy Who Kills People will be released on DVD this week and I recently talked with director Jack Perez about the making of the movie. Continue reading to learn about how he ended up taking over as director for John Landis, his contributions to the script, and putting together a strong ensemble cast.

How did you first get involved on this project and end up taking over as director for John Landis?

Jack Perez: I didn’t know that Landis had been attached to direct the movie when I first saw the script. Ryan Levin had sent him the script and he said he had wanted to direct it. Then he got the opportunity to direct Burke and Hare, which was a pet project that he had wanted to make for a long time. He very kindly stepped away and stayed on as an executive producer, but wanted to find a new director.
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ABC Announces Fall Schedule – Get A Peek At What’s Coming

Terry O'Quinn as Gavin Doran in "666 Park Avenue" (ABC/Andrew Eccles)

ABC‘s slate of new shows for fall has a strange flavor to it, and it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The network has about as many new shows as returning ones (if you count all the midseasons), and a good percentage of the returning offerings are a year old or less, making this look a bit like a rebuilding year.

Not only is it a rebuilding year, but it’s the year of bringing back every actor and actress who ever had a decent run on a show before. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a network’s new season slate that was so crammed with people returning from something else. If you can’t make it good, I suppose, make sure viewers recognize the faces.

It’s tricky to get a solid feel
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Ratings Rat Race: Slow Start For ‘RIver’

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It looks like ABC’s topper Paul Lee was half-right in his hypothesis that during the current economic downturn viewers would flock to genres that were popular during the depression. It worked for fairy tales, with the success of Once Upon A Time. But another top depression draw, horror, may have tougher sledding. ABC’s new horror/mystery drama The River launched to so-so numbers last night. The first hour of its 2-hour premiere posted a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.2 million at 9 Pm. The second hour dipped to a 2.2 rating and 6.8 million viewers, with the show slipping a tenth of a rating point every half-hour. The 2.2 rating matched the debut in ABC’s midseason drama Off The Map in the Wednesday 10 Pm slot last year. At 8 Pm, back-to-back original episodes of Last Man Standing (2.3/6, 7.75 million; 2.5/6, 7.96 million) were down 12% and 4% in the demo, respectively, from the comedy’s last original 3 weeks ago.
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ABC's 'The River' has murky premiere ratings

ABC's 'The River' has murky premiere ratings
This is a bummer: ABC’s promising thriller The River got off to a relatively modest start in the ratings Tuesday night.

The two-hour opener averaged 7.5 million viewers and a meh 2.4 rating in the adult demo, up 4 percent from the comparable debut of Off the Map last year. Moreover, the show lost a 10th of a rating point each half hour during its run. The news is a bit surprising considering how successful ABC has otherwise been at launching new shows this season, often delivering stronger premiere ratings than expected. This isn’t a lethal number, but I think most
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Black Friday 2011 Deals: TV Shows on DVD

Black Friday 2011 Deals: TV Shows on DVD

Let it never be said that Amazon doesn't know how to have a sale.  Today, the online retailer is having massive Black Friday discounts for many of the TV shows on DVD that were released this year.

All of the ABC shows listed below are currently on sale for less than $25 (most under $20), with The Middle being the only exception.

The CBS shows are generally under $40, although the most recent season of How I Met Your Mother is retailing $12.99, as are The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men.

Over at The CW shows, Supernatural season 6 and last season of The Vampire Diaries are selling for $12.00 and $9.99 (!), respectively.

Regarding the Fox shows, American Dad Vol. 6, Bones season 6 and Raising Hope are all under $20.

As for NBC, Parks and Recreation, Community and Friday Night Lights are on sale for less than $20.

Finally,
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