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Check Out the Trailer and Poster For The Lost Tree

Writer/director Brian A. Metcalf (Fading of the Cries) has just released the official teaser trailer for his new horror/drama The Lost Tree and you can check it out in the player after the break.

The Lost Tree stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, The Rules of Attraction), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”), Scott Grimes (Robin Hood, “American Dad”) and Clare Kramer (Bring It On, The Rules of Attraction).

The horror thriller is centered around a man, Noah (Nicholas), who is guilt-ridden for the death of his wife, Emma (Kramer). He travels to an isolated cabin in search of peace and isolation. But he soon learns of the dangerous surroundings of the area.

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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”

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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”
The Lost Tree stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (pictured below) as Noah, “a grief-stricken man who has suffered a major tragedy and blames himself for it,” writer/director Brian A. Metcalf tells Fango. “He moves out to a secluded cabin to get away from his former life, and starts exploring the place and its surroundings. He soon discovers that it holds dark secrets, and the story becomes a personal fight between Noah and the cabin. Michael Madsen plays Noah’s father; Lacey Chabert plays Noah’s co-worker, who starts to question the place where he’s residing; Scott Grimes plays Alan, the real estate agent who leased Noah the place and has his own secretive agenda; and Clare Kramer plays Noah’s wife.”

Metcalf is a visual FX artist whose first feature-filmmaking venture was 2011’s Fading Of The Cries, which he recalls as “a troubled production in a variety of ways.
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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”

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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”
The Lost Tree stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (pictured below) as Noah, “a grief-stricken man who has suffered a major tragedy and blames himself for it,” writer/director Brian A. Metcalf tells Fango. “He moves out to a secluded cabin to get away from his former life, and starts exploring the place and its surroundings. He soon discovers that it holds dark secrets, and the story becomes a personal fight between Noah and the cabin. Michael Madsen plays Noah’s father; Lacey Chabert plays Noah’s co-worker, who starts to question the place where he’s residing; Scott Grimes plays Alan, the real estate agent who leased Noah the place and has his own secretive agenda; and Clare Kramer plays Noah’s wife.”

Metcalf is a visual FX artist whose first feature-filmmaking venture was 2011’s Fading Of The Cries, which he recalls as “a troubled production in a variety of ways.
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Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”

  • Fangoria
Exclusive photo, comments: Director finds “The Lost Tree”
The Lost Tree stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (pictured below) as Noah, “a grief-stricken man who has suffered a major tragedy and blames himself for it,” writer/director Brian A. Metcalf tells Fango. “He moves out to a secluded cabin to get away from his former life, and starts exploring the place and its surroundings. He soon discovers that it holds dark secrets, and the story becomes a personal fight between Noah and the cabin. Michael Madsen plays Noah’s father; Lacey Chabert plays Noah’s co-worker, who starts to question the place where he’s residing; Scott Grimes plays Alan, the real estate agent who leased Noah the place and has his own secretive agenda; and Clare Kramer plays Noah’s wife.”

Metcalf is a visual FX artist whose first feature-filmmaking venture was 2011’s Fading Of The Cries, which he recalls as “a troubled production in a variety of ways.
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Casting Net: Michael Pitt to play Hollywood legend's husband. Plus: Brie Larson, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Casting Net: Michael Pitt to play Hollywood legend's husband. Plus: Brie Larson, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt has joined The First, a biopic about the trailblazing silent film actress Mary Pickford (Lily Rabe). Pitt will play Pickford’s first husband, Owen Moore, who had a tumultuous relationship with Pickford before she took up with, and eventually married, actor Douglas Fairbanks. Jennifer DeLia (Billy Bates) is directing. [Deadline]

Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) will headline Short Term 12, an indie about a woman who grapples with working at a home for foster children. Writer-director Destin Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster) adapted the film from his 2008 short film of the same name. [Deadline]

Thomas Ian Nicholas
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Leaping Around in Time with Fading of the Cries: A Movie Review

Director/writer: Brian A. Metcalf. Cast: Brad Dourif, Mackenzie Rosman and Elaine Hendrix. The Fading of the Cries is primarily a fantasy film with a few horror-styled monster trappings. The walking dead and unassuming vampires are used in a tale about a young lad, Jacob (Jordan Matthews), who rescues an equally aged, Sarah (Hallee Hirsh), from certain death. All they mostly do is run around town in a vain attempt to find a safe haven. A tiny bit of interest with Jacob and Sarah is developed. But what happens is hardly Twilight. The interest is there, but they do not go the extra mile. The chemistry developed has the feel of Matthews giving a very early Keaanu Reeves-like performance and Hirsh with the presence of Sandra Bullock. She’s clearly in charge, but not by much. When the little township she lives in suddenly becomes zombie central, nobody is interested in learning why.
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New Netflix Horror: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Woman, Shark Night

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Netflix recently added a number of new horror titles to their streaming service, including Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Woman, and Shark Night. Continue reading for the full list of new movies. As a reminder to those who are new to Netflix, most of The Twilight Zone is currently available, along with season 1 of The Walking Dead, and seasons 1-6 of Supernatural.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark The Woman Shark Night Outcast The Caller The Legend of Lucy Keyes Giallo Jack Frost A Darker Reality DNA Vampire Bats Blood & Chocolate Head Trauma Fading of the Cries Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horrors Dracula III: Legacy The Pack Against the Dark
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DVD Review: Fading of the Cries

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DVD Review: Fading of the Cries
Title: Fading of the Cries Directed by: Brian A. Metcalf Starring: Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Makenzie Rossman, Hallee HirshJessica Morris, Julia Whelan, Jordan Matthews and Elaine Hendrix. Running time: 93 minutes, Rated R, Available on Blu-ray Michael, (Thomas Ian Nicholas) a widower writer suffering from depression finds solace in practicing necromancy. His niece Sarah (Hallee Hirsh) finds an old amulet he had given her years ago, and as soon as she puts it on, her world is ambushed by hollow eyed zombies and supernatural demons led by a necromancer named Mathias (Brad Dourif). A lone samurai sword wielding teen named Jacob (Jordan Matthews) appears out of nowhere, and...
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Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2011

Well, folks, 2011 is officially in the can, and surprisingly it wasn't such a horrendous year. It was definitely better than 2010, which was a huge step up from the putrid 2009. We laughed, we applauded, we were left dumbstruck, and of course we were infuriated. Read on for our cheers and jeers!

Now, with a fresh movie-watching start before us, we're taking our usual yearly look back at the good, the bad, the Wtf, and everything in between.

And don't be lazy by just reading along! Get off of your asses and give us your lists in the comments section below. We wanna hear from you if only to compare notes. Lots and lots of notes.

Speaking of notes, the most common complaint we've heard over the years is that we don't have one definitive list representing Dread Central as a whole so for 2011 we dropped everyone's choices in the blender, hit puree,
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Fading of the Cries

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Fading of the Cries is a muddled mix of genres and intentions, a low-budget vanity shoot of special effects more appropriate for YouTube than a feature film, held together by the wonderful Brad Dourif, who, I swear, doesn't even read scripts anymore. So long as he gets to glower and wear a black cape he's fine.

But at least it's not boring. Two storylines are going on here. First is that of a writer (Thomas Ian Nicholas) who moves into the baffling Victorian house in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, a house where an evil necromancer, I mean necromincer, I mean necromizer, once lived. He uncovers a book from under the floorboards, a Necronomicon. I mean, Necromizercon. The writer of course starts toying with powers that he shouldn't be toying with, and resurrects the necromancer, I mean necromizer, I mean Brad Dourif.

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Catch .44 to Show Bruce Willis in Another Action Thriller: First Poster

Marketed by Sierra Affinity, Catch .44 is the last action thriller for actor Bruce Willis and a slew of cohorts. Also starring are Forest Whitaker, Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") and Brad Dourif (Fading of the Cries). The first film poster is available for Catch .44 and in the graphic there is a message: "if you are going down, take them with you." The graphic is comic book styled and the synopsis is larger than life, as el jefe (the boss) lures three "female assassins" in for one last mission. Charlie's Angels anyone? A specific release date has not been announced, but expect Catch .44 in theatres in 2011.

A look at Willis' career over the last five years and into future roles shows that this silent but charismatic actor might be in danger of being type cast as an action star. Willis has several action films coming
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Fading of the Cries Movie Review

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Fading of the Cries Movie Review
Title: Fading of the Cries Writer-director: Brian Metcalf Starring: Jordan Matthews, Hallee Hirsch, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Brad Dourif, Mackenzie Rosman, Elaine Hendrix, Jessica Morris, Julia Whelan, Lateef Crowder A hobbled sci-fi thriller that cobbles together various disparate mythologies, the independently produced Fading of the Cries clearly doesn’t have the money to compete with the genre big boys, but it also lacks an imagination in presentation or execution that might enable it to escape the downward pull of its limitations. Writer-director Brian Metcalf utilizes special effects as a sort of tech-age concealer, to try to spackle over various production cracks and shore up narrative deficiencies, but the result is a risible hodge-podge...
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DVD Review: Fading of the Cries

Fading Of The Cries

Stars: Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Elaine Hendrix, Mackenzie Rosman | Written and Directed by Brian A. Metcalf

When watching Fading of the Cries it seems to be to be one movie that really made me think the use of CGI had gone too far. Yes it’s fair that CGI can help create worlds which would be way too expensive to do practically, and CGI can allow the fantastical to be created on screen, it can be used to do amazing things. It can also though damage the experience for the watcher as it can encroach on their experience. Movies have to create a form of reality that is believable to the watcher, not make them sit there considering how cheap that part of the movie looked.

The story in itself is quite ambitious. Sarah a teenage girl is left a necklace by her dead uncle.
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What to Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 30th

It’s another jam-packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, May 30th 2011.

Just Go With It (DVD/Blu-ray)

Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) but has to enlist his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, Katherine’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off to Hawaii for a ridiculous, out-of-control weekend that tests the limits of how far we’ll go for love. Review.

The Dilemma (DVD/Blu-ray)

Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife,
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Fading of the Cries Unveils Its New One-Sheet

Its release date and trailer have been revealed over the past month or so, and now Brian Metcalf's Fading of the Cries has provided us with its new official one-sheet. Look for the flick on June 24th in Los Angeles and July 8th in New York.

Fading of the Cries stars Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman, Hallee Hirsch, Julia Whelan, Jessica Morris, Lateef Crowder, Elaine Hendrix, and Jordan Matthews. It was written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf (making his debut) with Karoline Kautz, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Metcalf serving as producers.

For an indie film Fading of the Cries is epic in scope with more than 1,100 special effects, an astronomical number for such a film. There is every type of visual effect in this film — digital doubles, keying, crowd-simulation scenes, CG blood, compositing, digital environments, matte paintings, and more.

Synopsis

Evil is resurrected in a small town threatening to destroy mankind,
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Theatrical Trailer Debut - Fading of the Cries

A new trailer for Brian Metcalf's Fading of the Cries ended up in our inbox this morning in anticipation of the flick's June 24th Los Angeles and July 8th New York premieres from Eammon Films, and since you're all so very sexy, we've decided to share.

Fading of the Cries stars Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman, Hallee Hirsch, Julia Whelan, Jessica Morris, Lateef Crowder, Elaine Hendrix, and Jordan Matthews. It was written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf (making his debut) with Karoline Kautz, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Metcalf serving as producers.

For an indie film Fading of the Cries is epic in scope with more than 1,100 special effects, an astronomical number for such a film. There is every type of visual effect in this film — digital doubles, keying, crowd-simulation scenes, CG blood, compositing, digital environments, matte paintings, and more.

Synopsis

Evil is resurrected in a small town threatening to destroy mankind,
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Fading of the Cries Gets Release Date

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Fading of the Cries Gets Release Date
The independent action-fantasy-horror movie ‘Fading of the Cries’ is set to be released in late May or early June, the movie’s distributor, Eammon Films, has announced. The movie is the debut film of screenwriter and director Brian A. Metcalf, and stars such actors as Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Niholas, Julia Whelan, Jessica Morris and Jordan Matthews. ‘Fading of the Cries’ follows a young man who uses a deadly sword to save a teenage girl named Sarah from a malevolent evil spirit. While the two search for a necklace that belonged to Sarah’s uncle, they run from countless demonic creatures who chase them through the streets, fields, churches and underground tunnels...
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Fading of the Cries Gets Its Release Date

Back in August of 2009 we weren't kidding when we said this one was deep in post-production, with release far off. However, almost two years later, the good folks behind Fading of the Cries have finally has announced a release for sometime in late May or early June. This is no direct-to-video release though, Eammon Films is planning on sending this one to theatres.

No details yet on how wide this will release, or the after-market plans. However, with a film of this scope, it's only fitting that it get some kind of theatrical release. Check out the trailer ... g'head we'll wait.

This looks like something far removed from the average indie film; boasting over 1,100 effects shots and genre mainstay Brad Douriff. Quite frankly, I'm also kind of a fan of Thomas Ian Nicholas. No I'm not kidding, he entertains me.

Fading of the Cries stars Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas,
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Fading of the Cries Closes In On Release

Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman, Hallee Hirsch, Julia Whelan, Jessica Morris, Lateef Crowder, Elaine Hendrix and Jordan Matthews star in Fading of the Cries , which will be released theatrically in late May/early-June from Eammon Films. The film, which blends action, fantasy and horror, is the debut movie writtenand directed by Brian A. Metcalf, with Karoline Kautz, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Brian A. Metcalf serving as producers. In Fading of the Cries , a young man armed with a deadly sword saves a teenage girl named Sarah from a malevolent evil that has begun plaguing a small farmland town. While in search of an ancient necklace that had belonged to Sarah.s Uncle, the two set out to get to Sarah's home safely, running through streets, fields, churches and...
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Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2167

Here are the new MPAA ratings from Bulletin No: 2167.

Buck Rated PG For thematic elements, mild language and an injury. Fading Of The Cries Rated R For bloody horror violence. Good Neighbors Rated R For some strong violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language. House Of The Rising Sun Rated R For violence, sexual content and pervasive language. Jesus Henry Christ Rated PG-13 For some violent images, language and smoking. Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer Rated PG For some mild rude humor and language. Release Date: June 10, 2011 Jumping The Broom Rated PG-13 For some sexual content. Release Date: May 6, 2011 Piper Penguin And His Fantastic Flying Machines Rated G Project Nim Rated PG-13 For some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images. Red Riding Hood: Extended Cut Rated PG-13 For violence and creature terror, and some sensuality. Release Date: Unannounced DVD/Blu-ray Release Note: Edited Version.
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