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Interviews and Photos from the Pan African Film Fest Premiere of The Inheritance

20 February 2011 7:15 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Dread hit the Los Angeles premiere of director Robert O’Hara’s Gothic horror-thriller The Inheritance this past Friday night at the Culver Plaza Theatre and brought back exclusive interviews with the film’s vivacious producer Effie T. Brown as well as with the feature’s star Keith David (John Carpenter’s The Thing).

Debuting as part of the Pan African Film Festival (the flick has scored awards at several film fests, including ‘Winner of Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor’ at 2010’s American Black Film Fest), The Inheritance bows to DVD and Blu-ray on April 12, 2011 from One Village Entertainment.

Speaking with Dread, producer Brown said of the sway (as indicated in the press notes) of The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby on her film (which revolves around five ambitious cousins who gather at their family’s homestead to claim an inheritance, only to find themselves thrust into a world of terrifying rituals, »

- SeanD.

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DVD Playhouse--January 2011

21 January 2011 12:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse: January 2011


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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (20th Century Fox) Sequel to the seminal 1980s film catches up with a weathered, but still determined Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, who seems to savor every syllable of Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff’s screenplay) just out of jail and back on the comeback trail. In attempting to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter (Carey Mulligan), Gekko forges a reluctant alliance with her fiancé (Shia Labeouf), himself an ambitious young turk who finds himself seduced by Gekko’s silver tongue and promise of riches. Lifeless film is further evidence of director Oliver Stone’s decline. Once America’s most exciting filmmaker, Stone hasn’t delivered a film with any teeth since 1995’s Nixon. Labeouf and Mulligan generate no sparks on-screen, and the story feels forced from the protracted opening to the final, Disney-esque denouement. Only a brief cameo by Charlie Sheen, »

- The Hollywood

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[TV] Nite Tales: The Series

17 January 2011 10:24 PM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

My thoughts on Nite Tales: The Series can be summed up very simply and concisely. I hate this show. I hate everyone involved in this project. I hate the producers who put up the money to make this piece of crap. If you like Nite Tales, I want to punch you in the face. Flavor Flav, even your self-aware camp cannot save this show. Nite Tales is The Twilight Zone without brains, creativity, or talent, and if you must watch it, I recommend getting extremely drunk or high before doing so.

Nite Tales only lasted for five 20-minute episodes, but it still took alcohol and excessive yelling at my television to get through the experience. The first episode involves a security guard in a warehouse full of mannequins. The second episode was about a young woman who visits a psychic to try to contact her father who died a year ago. »

- Rachel Kolb

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Buried, Death Race 2, and Nite Tales: the Series Come to DVD and Blu-Ray January 18th!

17 January 2011 5:13 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

There are a few horror themed titles moving to DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 18th. Death Race 2 is available Tuesday, the 18th and a review for this title is here: Death Race 2 Review. This is a tale of the future, where criminals are television's number one celebrities (much like now e.g. Lyndsay Lohan). Also releasing on this date is Buried from director Rodrigo Cortes ("Dirt Devil"). Here, a civilian contractor in Iraq is deposited deep beneath the earth's surface and he only has a few hours of air left to come up with his own ransom. Finally, director Deon Taylor (Chain Letter) has put together the television series Nite Tales in a DVD version. Some of these titles will have more extras than others. Check out all three in more detail below.


Director: Rodrigo Cortes.

Writer: Chris Sparling.

The synopsis for Buried:

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- (Michael Allen)

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