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Actor Bill Oberst, Jr.'s New Website Is "A Love Letter to Horror"

13 December 2011 12:14 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Bill Oberst, Jr., is passionate about horror, and it shows in the actor's newly launched official website,, especially in the section entitled "The Anatomy of Fear."

From the Press Release:

The all-new comes complete with horror merchandise (including a bloody severed ear and some exclusive T-shirt designs by horror genre artists) and a sense of fun that Oberst thinks is often lacking in modern-day horror.

The La-based actor is known for roles in a slew of indie horror flicks as well as appearances on MTV's "Death Valley," HBO's "True Blood," and the occasional high-profile dramatic lead in TV-movies like The Hallmark Channel's "The Shunning" and The History Channel's "Sherman's March." Oberst says he wanted a site that celebrates the kind of horror he loved as a kid. "Horror should be fun. And cathartic. And scary. And disturbing," says Oberst. "I wanted a site that was all of those things. »

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Horror Actor Bill Oberst Jr. Launches New Brutal Website

8 December 2011 5:31 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer,

Bill Oberst Jr. is a name that continues to come up within the dark realms of cinema. On any given day, you might find Horror's ever busy actor attending a Hollywood Red Carpet event (or crimson rug as some call it), giving food to the needy in La, as well as acting in several films. And what's more, he is known for communicating directly to his fans through his social media accounts. Yes, 2011 saw a lot of Oberst, and he's just getting started folks, so be prepared for more wicked goodness.

Most recently, Oberst launched his newly designed website that is sure to please the eye and also offers another glimpse into the mind of the "nicest scary guy in Hollywood". Check out the official press release below and be sure to visit the new official Bill Oberst Jr. website here.

From the Official Release: »

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A Haunting in Salem and Unearthing the Witches' Graves: A Movie Review

11 October 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by The Asylum.

Director: Shane Van Dyke.

Writers: H. Perry Horton.

Everyone needs a guilty pleasure and this reviewer enjoys an occasional The Asylum production. Their latest is called A Haunting in Salem and this title released on DVD October 4th and in a 3D Blu-Ray format as well. This horror title stars Bill Oberst Jr. (The Shunning), Gerald Webb and Courtney Abbiati in a mostly thrilling straight-to-video release. The film is loosely based on the Salem witch trials of 1692 and this film fan enjoyed the story, gore effects and musical score from composer Chris Ridenhour.

The film begins with three murders in under five minutes and clearly this is a film unafraid of restricted territory. The final scene in a series of shots involves a sheriff flying off of a two story roof to his death. Then, another sheriff »

- (Michael Allen)

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The Shunning

11 September 2011 6:28 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Hallmark is known the world over for their sweet, heartwarming and sometimes syrupy products. From greeting cards to gifts to music to movies, the Hallmark company sure knows how to tug at one’s heart strings.Beverly LewisThe Shunning, a made-for-Hallmark TV movie continues this trend of stirring up emotions and entertaining the masses however the results are somewhat lackluster.

Katie Lapp (Danielle Panabaker) is a young woman living in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. She leads a very conservative life however she has a secret passion for “English” music. One day, her simple world is rocked when she discovers evidence that suggests that her origins are different from what she believes them to be. The truth that has been kept from Katie all her life is slowly revealed through the course of this cinematic soap opera. Is Katie really who she thinks she is or has her entire »

- Randall Unger

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A Look Through the Blood Streaked Eyes of a Maniac in Tbk: The Toolbox Murders 2

19 June 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Tbk: The Toolbox Murders 2 is a follow up to the 2004 by Tobe Hooper Called the simpler Toolbox Murders. This 2004 film was a remake of the original 1978 film and this latest production will feature first time director and make-up effects artist Dean Jones (The Shunning). All of the films involve a disfigured killer who likes to torment unwary young women. Thankfully, a supernatural elements intervenes and more spine tingling details on the plot are below. Screen Media Films will distribute and fans of the more goretastic horror films can have a look at an early promotional trailer for Tbk: The Toolbox Murders 2 inside.

The synopsis for Tbk: The Toolbox Murders 2:

"An attractive young woman is kidnapped, held captive and forced to endure the evils of one of the most violent homicidal maniacs in the city's history. It is by her will, strength and her faith that she must survive, »

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Actor Bill Oberst Jr. is on a horror roll in La: Exclusive Set Photos

29 April 2011 12:25 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer,

The continually busy actor Bill Oberst Jr. continues to blaze the horror trails and has most certainly kicked his acting career into overdrive.

Earlier this week Oberst wrapped on two horror projects he was shooting simultaneously (a cameo in J.R. McGarrity's feature film The Bloodlet and a lead in Thomas Mentel's dark short Overtime;) he starts a 14 day-shoot on Saturday in the lead role of The Asylum's new horror feature A Haunting In Salem, directed by Shane Van Dyke, and will go straight from wrap on Haunting into the lead role in director Drew Daywalt's Naked, co-starring Maria Olsen of Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Edin Gali of television's Mad Men.

Oberst's cameo in The Bloodlet, a horror film with comedic overtones set in an apartment building with a malevolent past, involved the ghost of a suicide victim whose intestines »

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Meet The Four Little Girls Who Are Playing Rob & Kristen’s Daughter, Renesmee!

1 February 2011 10:26 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

In order to show Edward and Bella’s daughter’s rapid growth, there will be multiple girls who play Renesmee!

We’ve all fallin in love with the adorable actress who’s going to play Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s daughter in Breaking Dawn, Mackenzie Foy — but now there are three more girls cast as the same role!

According to a Mackenzie Foy fansite, Mackenzie’s face will be “digitally transferred” onto the other three girls’ bodies. Eliza Faria looks like the youngest Renesmee hired thus far, followed by  the six-year-old actress from The Blind Side and The Shunning, Rachel St. Gelais – and then Sierra Pitkin, who is best known for her part in Juno.

Rachel also was caught tweeting with Breaking Dawn cast members Erik Odom and Valorie Curry Jan. 31, further confirming her part.

Because Edward and Bella’s daughter grows so rapidly, Summit might even end up »

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Bill Oberst Jr. and Being Hounded in Hollywood: An Exclusive Interview

3 January 2011 2:18 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Bill Oberst Jr. in NachtBill Oberst Jr. was a stage actor for twelve years before moving to Hollywood. His three years in California have proven successful as he has starred in over thirty titles of various genres. However, Bill freely admits that: "horror is my bread and butter." 2010 saw him star in the thrillers The Devil Within and Nude Nuns with Big Guns. 2011 will see this Southern born gentleman starring in varying genres, including Chris Eska's upcoming feature September Morning and in The Asylum's Princess and the Pony.

Here, Bill talks about how the camera's interpretation of his movements and characteristics have funneled his acting talents into playing the villain. He also gives us insight into some of his other projects like the horror feature Dismal and the upcoming Amish drama "The Shunning." So, listen in to Bill's interview, as he gives aspiring actors and actresses some well informed advice, »

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