13 items from 2013
Slim Pickens was an actor known for One Eyed Jacks, Blazing Saddles and of course Dr Strangelove. What you get this week is not Pickens the actor iconically riding the bomb down to the ground in the Stanley Kubrick classic or any kind of online retrospective of his work, but slim pickings in terms of new streaming choices. So it’s Netflix’s time to shine….
Netflix has added more or less all of the low-key interesting independent films from last year with real gems like Safety Not Guaranteed and Maniac and even the lesser likes of Excision and Some Guy Who Kills People. It’s entirely possible that Lovefilm/Amazon is behind closed doors after last week’s Marvel/Netflix news, plotting something with DC comics but we will see…
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
One of the most charming and inventive indie films of last year was this time travel »
- Chris Holt
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, »
- Tamika Jones
It will be available On Demand across select cable providers and for digital download across iTunes, Xbox and Vudu. Sadie (AnnaLynne McCord, Excision) and Kevin (Billy Zane, Demon Knight) have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house.
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After her incredible performance in Excision, I'm completely on board for any and all horror flicks that include AnnaLynne McCord in their cast. Up next for the actress is Scorned, which hits home video next year. Read on for the scoop!
From the Press Release
The Bard once wrote: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Shakespeare, hang on to your plume because you’re about to meet Sadie…
On February 4, 2014, Anchor Bay Films releases Scorned, a story guaranteed to make any man eternally faithful! Directed by Mark Jones, director and writer of the cult favorite Leprechaun series, Scorned will be available for an Srp of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD. It will also be available On Demand across select cable providers and for digital download across iTunes, Xbox, and Vudu.
- John Squires
Though the majority of filmmakers never get the chance to expand upon the short films they make, it’s not all that uncommon for a feature film to be spawned from the kernel of an idea presented in a short. There’s really no better way to generate interest for a movie idea than to bring that idea to life in a short film; it's a much more attention-grabbing way of presenting a concept than sending out a script and hoping someone reads it. There are a handful of horror films over the years that started small before they got to the chance to grow bigger, and today we take a look a ten of those movies. Where available (which is thankfully nine out of ten cases), the original shorts have been included so that you can witness the small beginnings of these well-known horror flicks! "Within the Woods" (The Evil Dead »
- John Squires
I hear a lot of casual horror fans talking about the lack of quality horror films in recent years... and to some extent they have a point. Studio-funded horror films seem to be less prevalent than they were three decades ago, and many mass-marketed horror films are lighter on gore, nudity, and the like than the features of yesteryear (with the obvious exception of the Evil Dead reboot). But there are still plenty of quality horror films being made – it’s just incumbent upon horror fans to look a little harder. There are a plethora of well-made horror pictures being released every year; they just aren’t all getting the mainstream attention that they deserve. In an attempt to remedy that, and shine the spotlight on some outstanding films that haven’t received a great deal of publicity, we are showcasing five titles from the past five years that may have passed you by, »
- Tyler Doupe
The world of porn and Hollywood have frequently intertwined over the last few decades - Deep Throat became a genuine crossover success, Boogie Nights took inspiration from the '70s' 'Golden Age of Porn' and adult stars have frequently crossed over into mainstream movies.
Digital Spy takes a look at 9 porn stars who went "legit"...
The Los Angeles-born actor gained porn prominence for his boy next door looks and prolific output. Before long he'd shot to the attention of American Psycho's Bret Easton Ellis, who championed him for the role of Fifty Shades of Grey's Christian Grey before casting him opposite Lindsay Lohan in his own movie The Canyons.
Lords knocked out a handful of adult movie appearances before walking away from the industry after making 1987's Traci, »
It's that time of year again when we take a moment to honor our moms. And how great they are, right? Well, here at Dread Central we can turn even the most loving moms into something horrific, and in celebration of Mother's Day, we bring you Horror's 11 Most Memorable Moms!
Read on… and eat your vegetables for chrissake!
Okay, so not all the moms on this list are psychotic killers; some are heroes, and some fall somewhere in between. But they're all great for their own reasons. As usual, we'll start out with some honorable mentions, and we certainly have some remarkable moms to speak about. We'll start with Estelle Collingwood (played by Cynthia Carr) in the original Last House on the Left. Only a mother's love could drive a person to bite a guy's Johnson off as an act of revenge! Another great justice-seeking mother was Kate (played by Vera Farmiga) in Orphan. »
- Scott Hallam
The trailer for Jason Cuadrado (Tales From The Dead) ‘s Devil May Call is here, and it definitely looks promising. Tyler Mane is always fun to watch, and Corri English (Holliston) & Traci Lords (Excision) playing his potential victims, is a good touch in my opinion.
Check out the trailer below!
Synopsis: “After an accident leaves her sightless, crisis hotline counselor Samantha Creed (English) devotes herself to helping troubled callers back from the brink of despair. But when Sam decides to step down, one of her frequent callers does not take the news well. On her last night on the job, Sam faces a terrifying visit from John (Mane), a frequent caller who feels betrayed by her leaving. But John is no ordinary caller. He’s a sadistic serial murderer she’s unwittingly kept from killing himself for over a year. With only a skeleton crew on the graveyard shift, there »
Samantha "Sam" works at a crisis hotline where she listens to strangers and helps them deal with their pain. It's a pain she knows well since the hot-line saved her life once when she lost her sight and didn't know how to live in a world of darkness. On her last night on the job, Sam receives an terrifying visit from one of her regular callers who feels betrayed that she's leaving him. This man is no ordinary caller. He's a sadistic serial killer she's unknowingly been keeping from killing himself for over a year. With only a skeleton on the graveyard shift, there's very little that stands between him and Sam. »
- Sara Castillo
Chairman Troy Escamilla and the Fright Meter Awards Committee have announced that The Cabin in the Woods was named the Best Horror Movie of 2012, and the film also won in four more categories.
For helming the project, Drew Goddard nabbed Best Director; Goddard and Joss Whedon were honored for Best Screenplay; the cast garnered Best Ensemble; and Cabin's final win came for Best Make Up/Special Effects. Read on for the rest of 2012's best.
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2012 Fright Meter Award Winners
Best Horror Movie: The Cabin in the Woods
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Michael Fassbender- »
- Doctor Gash
I’m already prepared for a backlash for some of the film I’ve chosen – especially my #1 spot. A few of my choices aren’t typical horror films (with all the appropriate iconography, etc) in the conventional sense, but rather these were the ten films that boiled my blood (in the best way), terrified me, disturbed me, and had me talking and thinking about them for days later. I’ve chosen these films because they embody all of the reasons I fell in love with the genre in the first place. I give you, my dear horror friends, my top ten horror films for 2012. And let’s be clear before I say anymore: if I were to include television in this list, this year’s seasons of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story: Asylum would take the number 1 and 2 spots, hands down. But onward to our list of horror »
- Lianne Spiderbaby
13 items from 2013
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