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From Camp Crystal Lake to the Vineyard: An Interview with Adrienne King

[Editor’s Note: Our own Scott Drebit recently hosted panels at the sixth annual Calgary Horror Con. At the three-day event, Scott caught up with Adrienne King, who discussed playing the first final girl in the Friday the 13th franchise, her interest in painting, returning to acting, and teaming up with Valley View to create Crystal Lake Wines.]

Hi Adrienne, thanks for sitting down with Daily Dead. I’d like to start off with Friday the 13th. It’s always been my belief that Halloween is unique and an anomaly, and that Friday the 13th really set the tone for the slashers that followed.

Adrienne King: I think so, too. In terms of women not being victims, or a woman being the killer, it hadn’t really been done before. And sometimes I think about if it was accidentally empowering women, or if they just wanted to do something that had a twist. And who would have ever guessed that the killer could have been a woman? A sweet lady, too, Betsy Palmer. No one saw that coming.

My generation really didn’t know Betsy Palmer. But when my parents saw her on the screen, they were like, “Oh my god! Betsy Palmer is the killer!” They
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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?
After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface.
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First Teaser for Tiffany Heath's Spavine

On tap right now is the first teaser for indie maven Mel House's latest terror tale Spavine, which is still hitting the fest circuit and currently causing quite a buzz with distributors. Dig it!

Spavine was written and directed by Tiffany Heath and stars Denton Blane Everett (Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin. House produces with Heath and Nick W. Nicholson. Phil Nichols/Facades FX handled the special makeup effects, including the mask you see on the poster below.

"With this film the Spavine team set out to strike a balance between classic gore like Texas Chainsaw and Hitchcockian psychological suspense," says Heath. "Spavine has an art-house film look but isn't 'snobby' in that it really cares about the audience and gives them the proper dose of gore, terror, suspense, and overall real life madness. There is nothing supernatural in the movie. Every bit of this
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First Look at Spavine Stitched Together

Looking for an indie horror fix? On tap right now is your first look at Spavine, which will be having its premiere at the Lagniappe Film Festival in May. Check out the first one-sheet and a handful of stills!

Spavine was written and directed by Tiffany Heath and stars Denton Blane Everett (Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin. Phil Nichols/Facades FX handled the special makeup effects, including the mask you see on the poster below.

"With this film the Spavine team set out to strike a balance between classic gore like Texas Chainsaw and Hitchcockian psychological suspense," says Heath. "Spavine has an art-house film look but isn't 'snobby' in that it really cares about the audience and gives them the proper dose of gore, terror, suspense, and overall real life madness. There is nothing supernatural in the movie. Every bit of this story could really happen to you.
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a Wes Craven art exhibition, the first sighting of Megafoot, a 100 zombie films graphical print, first photos from Australian Horror film, Barrow, an interview with actor, writer, and filmmaker Sean Stone, and much more:

The Horror Legacy of Wes Craven Exhibit Details: “Wes Craven has been feeding our collective horror consciousness since 1972, when his first feature, “The Last House on the Left,” debuted. That film was gritty, raw and terrifying, it still causes a guttural reaction some 40 years later. In his career, Wes has created some of the most memorable moments in horror cinema, from the torture scene in “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” to the Johnny Depp’s explosive scene in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” to the first glimpse of Michael Berryman’s savagery in “The Hills Have Eyes.
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Disciples Gets Distribution and a New One-Sheet

It's been awhile since last we told you about Joe Hollow's horror-star-studded genre film Disciples, but with the passage of time has come good things. Read on for the latest along with some new eye candy!

From the Press Release

Primal Motion Pictures is pleased to report ITN Distribution has acquired worldwide distribution rights for the supernatural thriller Disciples.

From writer/director Joe Hollow (The Family), the apocalyptic shocker tells the story of a group of humans and demons who must band together when a pending end of the world prophecy become a terrifying reality.

The film features a powerhouse lineup of both iconic and up-and-coming genre actors including: Tony Todd (Candyman), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspira), Nick Principe (Laid to Rest), Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger), Camden Toy ("Buffy"), Tom Lodewyck (The Family), Shannon Lark (Psychic Experiment), Elissa Dowling (Axman at Cutter
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a teaser trailer for The House of Forbidden Secrets, UK distribution details for Banshee Chapter, information on a line of handcrafted zombie dolls, a trailer for In Fear, first details on Dead Bounty, and much more:

The House of Forbidden Secrets Teaser: “The House of Forbidden Secrets had it’s national premiere in Las Vegas, Nv at the PollyGrind Film Festival on October 11th, 2013, where it won 6 awards, and has also been chosen for the South African Horror Festival this Spring, the Italian Fantafest in 2014, the British Raindance Film Fest for 2014 as well as the X-Fest with many more festivals to follow. It was shot last Winter and Spring in Kansas City. The film stars many local actors and actresses to Kansas City, but also includes genre icons such as Lew Temple (Walking Dead,
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Horror Comedy Clinger Reaches its Goal! New Cast Members Sign On!

Producer Bubba Fish dropped us a line to let us know that his latest project, the horror comedy Clinger, has achieved its crowd-funding goal and is officially on its way! Read on for more!

"We are excited to announce exclusively to Dread Central that Vincent Martella (Role Models, 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'Phineas and Ferb') has been cast in the lead role of Robert Klingher in the horror-comedy Clinger," says Fish.

Adds co-writer/director Michael Steves, "Vincent has exhibited a fluency in both quirky comedies with shows like 'Phineas and Ferb' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' as well as grittier dramas with his compelling episode of 'The Mentalist.' That versatility made him a perfect fit for the character of Robert, a character who is equal parts hilarious and terrifying."

Martella tells us, "I'm really excited to get to be a part of Clinger. Playing Robert
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First Details on Spavine and a Sneak Peek of the FX Sculpts of the Killer

Word of a new indie project arrived in our inbox this week along with an early look at some FX sculpture work done by Phil Nicholas for the project. Check out the first details on Spavine {Marked by Damage}.

The film is written by Tiffany Heath and will be helmed by up-and-coming horror director Edgar Price. The cast includes Denton Blane Everett (Mulberry Stains, Psychic Experiment), Tiffany Heath (The Truth, Mulberry Stains), and Jake Austin (The Taxi, Mulberry Stains).

Mel House (Psychic Experiment, Imago, Place Holders) is on board as associate producer, and Phil Nichols of Facades FX (Renfield the Undead, Boggy Creek 2010, Psychic Experiment) will be handling the special make-up effects.

Phil told us of the killer, "He wears a leather face type mask made up of the skins of children and horses," which explains a little of what you'll see below.

Spavine begins principal photography on April 22nd in Hamshire,
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Phil Nichols' Frankenstein Stage Play Gets a New Lead Actor

The Houston Country Playhouse's production of Frankenstein helmed by Phil Nichols is gearing up for its October 12th start, and we just got word that a new lead actor is stepping into the pivotal role of Victor Frankenstein.

Nichols told us, "We’re in the home stretch on Frankenstein. Unfortunately, Sam Martinez left the production for personal reasons, but a fresh young actor named Louis Crespo, Jr., is taking over the part of Victor Frankenstein." Phil sent over a gallery's worth of stills featuring Crespo, which you can see below.

Synopsis:

FX master and director Phil Nichols’ (Groundead, Renfield: The Un-Dead, Boggy Creek 2010, Psychic Experiment, Reel FX make-up kits) take on this production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella from the novel by Mary Shelley is "high Hammer horror style". Nichols says, “We’re pulling out all the stops to homage the Peter Cushing Frankenstein films, drawing inspiration from Evil of
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Creepy New Photo from Paranormal Activity 4

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Creepy New Photo from Paranormal Activity 4
Here’s a brand new photo featuring Kathryn Newton in the upcoming film “Paranormal Activity 4″ by directors Henry Joost (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, NY Export: Opus Jazz) and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, Metropolis II) stars Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four, Burlesque), and Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 2, Psychic Experiment). Synopsis: The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures and returning directors of the previous outing, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Paranormal Activity 4″. Source: Dailyblam.com
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First Trailer for Paranormal Activity 4

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First Trailer for Paranormal Activity 4
check the first trailer for “Paranormal Activity 4″ by directors Henry Joost (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, NY Export: Opus Jazz) and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, Metropolis II) stars Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four, Burlesque), and Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 2, Psychic Experiment). Synopsis: The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures and returning directors of the previous outing, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
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Promo Video, New Poster, and Image Gallery for Phil Nichols' Frankenstein Stage Play

A new stage production of Frankenstein is heading to Houston's Country Playhouse this October 12-27, and director Phil Nichols sent over a big batch of goodies to help whet the appetites of any Texans who might be interested in attending.

Phil tells us that rehearsals have begun, and along with testing the make-up, he recently shot the pre-production promo video you'll see below.

From the Press Release:

FX master and director Phil Nichols’ (Groundead, Renfield: The Un-Dead, Boggy Creek 2010, Psychic Experiment, Reel FX make-up kits) take on this production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella from the novel by Mary Shelley is "high Hammer horror style". Nichols says, “We’re pulling out all the stops to homage the Peter Cushing Frankenstein films, drawing inspiration from Evil of Frankenstein and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell especially.”

Sam Martinez (Willard Caine in Renfield: The Un-Dead) is playing Baron Victor Frankenstein. Melissa L. Nichols
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‘Hells Little Angels’ Prepares to Take Flight

Word came over today that new feature “Hells Little Angels” is gaining steam with an impressive cast already onboard. This grindhouse horror feature film will be directed by writer Cyndi Crotts and co-directed by Johnna Troxell. We are told that Hell’s Little Angels promises to be “blood, humor and fun all rolled into one”.

Along with star Cyndi Crotts as Zoe, the film will feature the talents of:

Shannon Lark (Psychic Experiment), Michelle Shields,… More
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Indie Horror Month Tip of the Scalpel: Debbie Rochon

"I made the choice to do indie films, and I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve had much better roles than a lot of the women that are working in Hollywood because I get to do the sort of crazy, nutty characters... like in American Nightmare I play a psycho serial killer. Very seriously. Not for laughs. I get to play really good roles, and that’s why I’ve always been drawn to it."

That quote was from a 2008 interview with Debbie Rochon. Seeing how we're celebrating Indie Horror Month here at Dread Central, I thought it would be nice to focus this month's Tip of the Scalpels on indie stars (don't worry, Stephen King fans, we'll get back to him very soon). My deliberation process on just who should get the Tip of the Scalpel nod during Indie Horror Month lasted about two seconds. There was
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Psychic Experiment (2010)

Directed by: Mel House

Written by: Mel House

Cast: Katie Featherston, Glenn Morshower, Debbie Rochon

You know that you're in trouble when the protagonist of your film must be reminded in the very first scene to remember his medication. (Cue the close-up of prescription bottle changing hands.) If only I had been reminded to take my medication before watching Psychic Experiment, maybe I would have been in the proper state of mind to follow it. Describing the plot of this newest film from Texas indie filmmaker Mel Closet Space House is a bit daunting. There are so many characters and story threads wandering around the wildly ambitious, yet convoluted, screenplay that it would take multiple viewings to sort out all the bizarre goings-on. Even with the meds, my prescription simply isn't strong enough to watch this epic horror/sci/fi mash-up a second time.

This is what I can tell you for certain: Dr.
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Exclusive Interview: Actress Adrienne King Talks Psychic Experiment, Her Return to Acting, and More!

Today, December 6th, Lionsgate unleashes writer/director Mel House's Psychic Experiment on DVD shelves everywhere (the film is also currently available on VOD platforms). It features an all-star cast including Katie Featherston, Debbie Rochon, Reggie Bannister, Glenn Morshower, Kathy Lamkin and Shannon Lark as well as the subject of this interview, Friday the 13th's original final girl herself- Adrienne King.

Psychic Experiment is centered around an idyllic, small, self-sufficient community which seems like the perfect neighborhood on the surface. After all, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But eventually the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret, and as a group of individuals - each with their own ties and agendas with the town and each other - converge on the enclave, strange things begin to happen. Very strange things. Strange enough to test - and then break - the very fabric of reality itself.
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Exclusive Interview: Actress Debbie Rochon Talks Psychic Experiment and More!

On Tuesday, December 6th, Lionsgate is set to release writer/director Mel House's latest genre offering, Psychic Experiment, which features an all-star cast including Katie Featherston, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Reggie Bannister, Glenn Morshower, Kathy Lamkin and Shannon Lark just to name a few.

Psychic Experiment is centered around an idyllic, small, self-sufficient community which seems like the perfect neighborhood on the surface. After all, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But eventually the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret, and as a group of individuals - each with their own ties and agendas with the town and each other - converge on the enclave, strange things begin to happen. Very strange things. Strange enough to test - and then break - the very fabric of reality itself.

In honor of Psychic Experiment's upcoming home release bow, Dread Central had
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Exclusive Interview: Writer/Director Mel House Talks Psychic Experiment, Upcoming Projects and More!

On Tuesday, December 6th, Lionsgate is set to release writer/director Mel House's latest genre offering, Psychic Experiment. Featuring an all-star cast including Katie Featherston, Debbie Rochon, Adrienne King, Reggie Bannister, Glenn Morshower, Kathy Lamkin and Shannon Lark, the flick is centered around an idyllic, small, self-sufficient community which seems like the perfect neighborhood on the surface.

After all, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. But eventually the pastoral exterior conceals a dark past and an even darker secret, and as a group of individuals - each with their own ties and agendas with the town and each other - converge on the enclave, strange things begin to happen. Very strange things. Strange enough to test - and then break - the very fabric of reality itself.

In honor of Psychic Experiment's upcoming home release bow, Dread Central recently caught up with House to get
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Walking Distance Becomes Psychic Experiment; Gets a DVD Release Date, Artwork, and New Trailer

Listen up, gorehounds! We've got a brand new distribution date to announce to you. On December 6th, just in time for Christmas (ho, ho, ho), we're all going to be treated to the release of Psychic Experiment (formerly known as Walking Distance), dropping on DVD, digital download and On Demand courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Psychic Experiment, which was filmed in Texas, was written and directed by Mel House and stars Denton Blaine Everett, Glenn Morshower, Kathy Lamkin, Shannon Lark, and James Lamarr (who co-produced with chief cook and bottle washer Mel House) along with notable horror actors Kathie Featherston (Paranormal Activity), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Adrienne King (yeah, that Adrienne King from Friday the 13th), and Doctor Gash's biggest crush, Debbie Rochon. (Why won't you return my calls, Debbie?)

Synopsis

An idyllic, small, self-sufficient community. On the surface, it seems like the perfect neighborhood. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance.
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