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Don’t Kill It trailer: Dolph Lundgren goes demon hunting

Joseph Baxter Sep 22, 2016

Dolph Lundgren is a cowboy hunting down an ancient demon with some bizarre rules in the trailer for Don’t Kill It...

Dolph Lundgren continues to find fun projects to keep himself busy. His latest looks really quite good fun, too.

Don’t Kill It might resemble an odd amalgam of a Western film and television’s Supernatural, at first glance. However, pitting the action in a sleepy small town, this particular piece of demon-hunting fiction puts an intriguing spin on things. Fedora and duster-rocking demon hunter Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) wanders into town, looking to make a powerful and ancient demon his next quarry. However, there’s a catch with this one, since whoever kills the demon’s host body ends up becoming its next host, creating a horrendously homicidal chain of events. Splendid.

Consequently, even a slayer of demons as seasoned as Woodley is going to
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Filmmaker's Book of the Dead (Second Edition) Book Signing at Dark Delicacies

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By Jonathan Weichsel

MoreHorror.com

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is written by Danny Draven with a forward by Charles Band, owner of Full Moon Pictures.

The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder
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Check Out Bloody Set Photo from Mike Mendez’s Don’t Kill It

We’re huge fans of Mike Mendez here on Dread, as he’s delivered nothing but entertainment over the years. Up next, Mendez follows up films like The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!, and Lavalantula with Don’t Kill It; and on tap today… Continue Reading →

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ScreamFest La opens with Tales Of Halloween

ScreamFest La opens with Tales Of Halloween
ScreamFest La is now in full swing, and I could not be more ready for a week+ of horror movies from some of the best up-and-coming horror producers/directors in the world! I attended opening night on Tuesday and was treated to Epic Pictures & The October Society’s horror anthology Tales Of Halloween. The film included ten short terrifying—and sometimes hilarious—films from the likes of Adam Gierasch (Fertile Ground, Night Of The Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Axelle Carolyn (Centurion, Soulmate), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2-4), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), John Skipp (Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Lucky Mckee (The Woman), Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers), Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent), Paul Solet (Grace), and Ryan Schifrin (Abominable).

There are quite a few horror movies reaching the silver screen this weekend, but Tales Of Halloween is the perfect film for the season.
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Interview with Tales Of Halloween’s Mike Mendez

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To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.

Mike Mendez is best known as the director of films like The Convent, The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider! and, most recently, the horror comedy Lavalantula for Syfy. He’s both a producer and a director on Tales of Halloween, contributing the ’80s slasher-inspired “Friday the 31st.”

This project started with you and Axelle Carolyn, right?

Mike Mendez: It’s Axelle’s concept and she’s the one who got the ball rolling. She told a few of us about it, and I brought in Epic Pictures and got it financed. From that point on, it’s been Axelle’s and my burden to bear, for better or worse. A very fun burden to bear.

Was it a case of,
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Things gets hot when Lavalantula Terrorizes DVD/VOD beginning November 3rd

Confession: all of us at Icons of Fright love Mike Mendez. A friend of the site and an overall great filmmaker, he’s able to jump from one type of genre film to a completely different kind, all while making every single film an entertaining and wild time. In between films like The Convent, The Gravedancers, and various other, Mendez directed the 2013 horror comedy Big Ass Spider, a film that could have very easily been passed off as yet another awful Sharknado-like film, but was elevated into something really fun and special with great performances, tons of horror industry cameos and something that a lot of the other syfy-like films lacked: heart. It was easy to get on board with that film, so when it was announced that before jumping into both his action film The Last Heist and his segment in Tales Of Halloween, Mendez had signed on to direct another creature film,
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New Trailer For Tales Of Halloween Sets The Tone Early For The Spookiest Night Of The Year

It may only be July, but it can take a while to get in just the right mood for certain annual festivities. So, thank goodness for the early arrival of a trailer for Tales Of Halloween – an anthology horror movie featuring ten different segments, directed by eleven different directors.

“Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only, to terrorise unsuspecting residents.”

In many respects, an advantage of a horror anthology is the fact that it allows for many filmmakers to showcase their work, giving the whole project a fascinating blend of flavours. However, what is notable about Tales Of Halloween, is that – despite – featuring the work of very individual directors, there is an overall tone that snakes through each one, making it feel very much like part of a larger whole.
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First Look at Mike Mendez’s The Last Heist

Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) has many treats in the works, including the recently announced Don’t Kill It and a segment in this year’s Tales of Halloween. Today he’s announced his latest project, wherein he embarks on a… Continue Reading →

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Walmart Fears Mike Mendez's Ass - Censors Big Ass Spider! Artwork; New Clip!

You never know what you're gonna find in Walmart. Among all the chicks with Wolverine-like sideburns and Nascar jackets, our own Foywonder came across the Blu-ray for Mike Mendez's latest flick, Big Ass Spider! (review), and noticed a pretty interesting (and senseless) change to it.

Apparently the retail chain (a.k.a. the 7th circle of hell) has taken issue with the word "Ass" in the film's title and changed the cover art via a family-friendly(!) graffiti font to read BigGEST Spider!. However, they did add the film's correct moniker under their bastardized title hackjob anyway.

This leads us to only one possible conclusion - Walmart fears the usage of Mike Mendez's ass. What we wouldn't do to see that written on an employee picket sign the next time the chain treats its workers like crap and they decide to strike! Say It Loud!

If that isn't enough,
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Icons Of Fright Presents Rob G.’S Top 5 Sdtks Of 2013!

Ya know what? I love soundtracks.

And one of the (many) things that sets our beloved horror genre apart from other genres of film is the ambitious and radical music that usually accompanies our fright filled movies. 2013 was a strong, strong year for horror, but more than anything, there was a huge resurgence in horror soundtracks, in particular on vinyl. Seriously… Huge. Thanks to companies like Death Waltz, Waxwork, Mondo and One Way Static, we’re got a healthy number of classic horror movie scores coming at us on a regular basis. But for this particular piece, I wanted to focus on modern soundtracks, in particular my 5 favorites of 2013. All of my selections were movies that I loved primarily because the tunes I heard in them elevated the material to the point where I can’t imagine any of these movies without their music. I’m sure I’ll be missing a few,
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Big Ass Spider Presents The Last Big Ass Contest of 2013

That's right, kids! 2013 is on its way out, and we're kicking it right in its big ass! On tap right now we have your chance to score an exclusive prize package in anticipation Mike Mendez's loving homage to the giant insect movies of yesteryear, Big Ass Spider!

Included in the prize package is a Blu-ray copy of the flick along with a T-shirt and a signed mini-poster!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

Look for it on DVD, Digital Download, and Blu-ray on January 7th!

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer
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First Three Minutes of Big Ass Spider! Caught on the Web

On tap right now we have the opening three minutes of Mike Mendez's loving homage to the giant insect movies of yesteryear, Big Ass Spider! in anticipation of its debut on Blu-ray and DVD! Please note: This will likely end up being the best three minutes of your day!

Look for it on DVD, Digital Download, and Blu-ray on January 7th!

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Check out the official Big Ass Spider! website here! Visit it now, or we will personally come to wherever you are just to shoe you swiftly in your genitalia.

Synopsis

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication,
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Big Ass Spider! Arrives on a Big Ass Blu-ray and DVD

Mike Mendez's loving homage to the giant insect movies of yesteryear is getting ready to make its debut on Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got yer details right here. While you wait for the disc, go check the movie out on VOD now. Believe us when we say it's a keeper!

Look for it on DVD, Digital Download, and Blu-ray on January 7th!

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Check out the official Big Ass Spider! website here! Visit it now, or we will personally come to wherever you are just to shoe you swiftly in your genitalia.

Synopsis

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication,
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Halloweek: Horror Heavyweights Share Their Biggest Fears and Favorite Scary Movies!

With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!

Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.

Let the scares begin!

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Jace Anderson

Writer - The Toolbox Murders (2004), Schism, Night of the Demons (2009), Mother of Tears

1) I
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'Big Ass Spider!' director Mike Mendez talks about his big ass creature feature

'Big Ass Spider!' director Mike Mendez talks about his big ass creature feature
Is there a better name for a film about a big ass spider than Big Ass Spider!? We think not! But director Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers) says his self-explanatory creature feature, which hits select cinemas on Oct. 18 and will also be available on VOD, was almost released under a far-less-memorable moniker.

“The producers did not want to call it Big Ass Spider!,” recalls the filmmaker. “But I was very fearful that if we called it Mega Spider or something people would just think, ‘Oh, this is just another monster b-movie.’”

The film stars J.J. Abrams favorite Greg Grunberg (Heroes) as
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Dread Central Hosts Special Big Ass Spider! Los Angeles Screening October 17!

In Los Angeles and looking to take part in some monster-sized fun? How about checking out Mike Mendez's Big Ass Spider! one day early and on us? Read on for the details.

The screening will take place on Thursday, October 17th, at 9:55 pm at the Laemmle Noho 7, and we're giving away Two Dozen Pairs of tickets. To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name. We’ll take care of the rest. (Just make sure you live in or near La; transportation is your responsibility.)

Epic Pictures Releasing has locked an October 18, 2013, domestic release for the flick, which will be available theatrically and on VOD at the same time.

Check out the official Big Ass Spider! website here! Visit it now, or we will personally come to wherever you are just to shoe you swiftly in your genitalia.

Battling the
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Big Ass Spider Ready to Trap You on the Web! Literally!

Good news for you kids online right now looking to check out something cool! The official website for the upcoming Mike Mendez flick Big Ass Spider! has opened its doors! Epic Pictures Releasing has locked an October 18, 2013, domestic release for the flick, which will be available theatrically and on VOD at the same time.

Check out the official Big Ass Spider! website here! Visit it now or we will personally come to wherever you are just to shoe you swiftly in your genitalia.

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Mendez explains what drew him to the project: "The script was hilarious, and
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Big Ass Release Plans for Big Ass Spider!

Good news has finally arrived for those of you out there looking forward to the upcoming Mike Mendez flick Big Ass Spider! Epic Pictures Releasing has locked an October 18, 2013 domestic release for the flick which will be available theatrically and on VOD at the same time.

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Mendez explains what drew him to the project: "The script was hilarious, and as we got into the creature design and the casting, we had one objective in mind: fun! I love the tone of this movie and think audiences are going to have a wild time.”

Synopsis

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication,
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New Big Ass Spider! Stills Spin their Web

Alrighty, kids, time to add a little sticky to your morning with a slew of images from the upcoming Mike Mendez flick Big Ass Spider!, which feature one hell of a... well... big ass spider. Check out a glimpse of the chaos to come right here!

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Mendez explains what drew him to the project: "The script was hilarious, and as we got into the creature design and the casting, we had one objective in mind: fun! I love the tone of this movie and think audiences are going to have a wild time.”

Synopsis

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication,
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SXSW 2013: New Big Ass Spider Clip Arrives to Give You a Facial

Playing as part of SXSW's Midnighters series is Mike Mendez's Big Ass Spider! and we have a new clip on tap that will melt your friggin' face off! Dig it!

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Mendez explains what drew him to the project: "The script was hilarious, and as we got into the creature design and the casting, we had one objective in mind: fun! I love the tone of this movie and think audiences are going to have a wild time.”

Synopsis

Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication, a horrible alien mutation in arachnid form is now growing at an
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