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Alliances are Crumbling in the Trailer for Telltale Batman Episode 4

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The trailer for the next episode of Telltale Games' Batman series is finally out and it's showing us exactly what we've been waiting for!  More within...

The last we saw of Gotham's hero, he was being put into Mr. Freeze's Ice Chamber because he was outed as the mole.  That is, if that's the route you chose.  Nevertheless, The Pact's revelation has caused a massive rift to form in their alliance and what they plan to do in Episode 4, "What Ails You", could decide the fate of Gotham City and all their residents.


When the Pact puts its plan into motion, Bruce's cover is finally blown, and as his web of lies unravels, new questions emerge: When and how will the Pact regroup? What's truly motivating Amanda Waller and the Agency? And perhaps most importantly, how will John Doe handle the truth about his buddy Bruce? With another showdown brewing,
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Telltale Batman - The Enemy Within - Episode 4 Premieres in Two Weeks

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The 4th episode for, what has been a stellar season of, Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series is releasing in two weeks!  More info within!

In the most recent episode of Telltale Games' Batman - The Enemy Within, The Fractured Mask, Bruce and The Agency's plan to infilitrate The Pact began to unravel as the group suspected a mole.  At the end of it, Bruce became exposed and had to choose whether to put the blame on his only ally, Catwoman, or take the blame and risk the mission.  If you read mine and La's review of Episode 3, you know what we chose to do.  (Spoiler alert: no one messes with our girl, Selena)

Now, after a long nearly 2 month wait, we'll finally get to see what happens when Episode 4, What Ails You, arrives in two weeks!  Unfortunately, there is no trailer to see what could happen,
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New trailer for outrageous comedy ‘Blockers’

Check out this green-band trailer for comedy Blockers (formerly titled The Pact and – judging by the logo at the end of the trailer it’s not Just called Blockers… see for yourself below), which stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as parents who discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at their high school prom and set out to put a stop to it.

When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

The directorial debut of Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon, Blockers will be released on April 6th 2018. You can also check out the more outrageous red-band Blockers trailer right here.
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New Trailer for 'Blockers' with Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena

"Our girls are not thinking things through... I'm going to stop them!" Universal Pictures has released the second official trailer for the upcoming spring comedy titled Blockers, formerly known as The Pact, the feature directorial debut of writer/producer Kay Cannon. We already posted a red band trailer for this and it looks so awful. The plot involves three parents discovering their children are planning to lose their virginity on prom night, and set off to go stop them. If you don't get it, the title is a reference to "cockblocking" and the poster is basically that with a giant rooster (a "cock"), and it's so stupidly obvious it's painful. Blockers stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Indira Viswanathan, and Gideon Adlan. This look so, so, so bad and I'm sad because the cast is great. Oh well. Enjoy if you can. Here's the second official
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15 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See in 2018, From ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ to ‘The Nightingale’

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

While 2017 was a banner year for female filmmakers — including breakouts like Patty Jenkins, who helmed the second highest-grossing film of the year, and rising stars like Stella Meghie and Amanda Lipitz — next year seems poised to exceed some very high expectations when it comes to both depth of talent and depth of choices.

From new blockbusters from some of our best filmmakers in the business to raucous comedies poised to keep up the reinvention of female-centric comedy, indies from new talents, directing pairs looking to break through, and everything in between, 2018 has a something for every film fan, directed by helmers who just so happen to be women.

Read More:Studios Released Just 7 Films Directed By Women This Summer, and They Might Break the Billion-Dollar Mark

Keep in mind, this list only includes films that have
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‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie Spinoff ‘Daphne and Velma’ From Ashley Tisdale in Works

‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie Spinoff ‘Daphne and Velma’ From Ashley Tisdale in Works
Daphne and Velma, the teen-girl sleuths from “Scooby-Doo,” are getting their own origin story in a live-action feature-length film from Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale’s production banner.

“Daphne and Velma” is being produced by the Tisdale sisters’ Blondie Girl Productions and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content digital studio. Sarah Jeffery (“Shades of Blue”) and Sarah Gilman (“Last Man Standing”) star in the title roles as Daphne and Velma, respectively.

The film is currently shooting in Atlanta and is set to be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2018. The studio isn’t disclosing distribution details at this point.

“Daphne and Velma” tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang. The mystery-solving teens are best friends but have only met online — until Daphne transfers to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, stocked with high-tech gadgetry by the school’s benefactor
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11 Scary Horror Films, Made for $1 Million or Less, to Stream on Netflix

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Horror movies don’t need to be expensive to get audiences screaming. Some of the genre’s key titles have used budgetary limitations to their advantage, creating creeping dread from the isolation of single locations or the simplicity of a killer hiding right behind the door in your own home. IndieWire has selected 11 scary films now streaming on Netflix that prove horror doesn’t need big stars or flashy SFX teams to create a big onscreen impact.

Hellraiser” (1987)

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Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser,” an indelible blend of sadomasochism and terror, was made for only $1 million, but spawned a sprawling series that just will not die. While sequel quality varies, the original still looms large over the horror genre, with genuinely nauseating special effects and a knotty plot that touches on many of the key themes from Barker’s iconic writing career. —We

Monsters” (2010)

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The Pact Director’s Next Film Focuses on an Evil Child Genius

The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy has signed on to direct the horror/thriller Descendents, according to THR. The film is written by Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) and will focus on a young boy who is a genius. However, as he grows… Continue Reading →

The post The Pact Director’s Next Film Focuses on an Evil Child Genius appeared first on Dread Central.
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'The Pact' Director Nicholas McCarthy to Helm 'Descendant' (Exclusive)

Nicholas McCarthy, who helmed 2012 indie The Pact, has signed on to direct horror-thriller Descendant.

Written by Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder), the new project centers on Sarah and John Turner, parents of Miles, a young boy has been gifted with genius-level intelligence and perception. But as Miles grows older, he begins to change in chilling ways, leaving his parents and doctors wondering if his talents come naturally or if there is some sinister force influencing him.

Tripp Vinson (The Rite, Exorcism of Emily Rose) is producing the project with Xyz Films executive producing. Descendant is currently in preproduction, with principal...
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Horror Highlights: Atomica, The Bye Bye Man Soundtrack, The Rezort, Hostage To The Devil

The theatrical and VOD / Digital HD release of Dagen Merrill's Atomica from Syfy Films is slated for mid-March, and casting as well as a synopsis for the film kicks off today's Horror Highlights. Also: info on The Bye Bye Man soundtrack from the Newton Brothers, images and release details for the zombie film The ReZort, and a trailer for Hostage to the Devil.

Atomica Release Details & Still: Press Release: "New York, NY -- January 11, 2017 -- Syfy Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated sci-fi thriller Atomica, in theaters on March 17, 2017, and on VOD and Digital HD on March 21, 2017. The film is directed by Dagen Merrill (“Beneath,” “Broken Hill,” “Murder in the Dark”) and written by Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble,” “Beneath”), Fred Fernandez-Armesto and Adam Gyngell. The cast includes Dominic Monaghan (the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Pet”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,
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Release Details & Cover Art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast Collection, Dark Water (2002) & Vamp Blu-rays

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Bloodsuckers, the water-soaked paranormal, and a Herschell Gordon Lewis film collection are coming out on Blu-ray this October from Arrow Video, and the official special features lists and cover art for The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast collection, Dark Water (2002), and 1986's Vamp tease plenty to enjoy on all three releases:

"Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several new titles in October...

Dark Water [Blu-ray + DVD] (October 11th)

After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama.

Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko.
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Giveaway – Win a DVD bundle with 400 Days

To celebrate the release of 400 Days – in selected cinemas and available on VOD 19th August – we have a DVD bundle consisting of Maggie, The Facility, Kill Command and Monsters up for grabs courtesy of Vertigo Releasing!

The deep space delirium of Moon meets the tension of Alien in 400 Days, a terrifying, high-concept, psychological sci-fi thriller featuring a killer ensemble cast including Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Dane Cook (Mr. Brooks), Ed Kavanagh (The Flash) and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

Mixing sleek 2001-style visuals with Event Horizon’s nerve-shredding terror, 400 Days is a space thriller you don’t want to miss.

“A suspenseful air of claustrophobia … the pic looks terrific” The Hollywood Reporter

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, August 28th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The promoter of this competition is Fetch Dynamic Ltd. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions,
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Netflix’s original thriller Rebirth gets its first trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for Rebirth only a few days before its global release on the streaming service. The psychological thriller is written and directed by Karl Mueller (Mr. Jones) and follows Kyle (Fran Kranz), a man numbed by his 9-5 lifestyle, until his old friend Zack (Adam Goldberg) unexpectedly arrives to shatter his routine. Check out the trailer here…

Get up. Go to work. Come home, dinner, bed, do it all again. That’s life, every day, every year, until you die — unless you’ve got what it takes to be reborn. Rebirth gives a new lease on life, but only if you’re willing to pay the price.

A twisted psychological thriller from writer/director Karl Mueller (Mr. Jones) and producer Ross Dinerstein (The Pact, The Nightmare). Long-lost buddy Zack gets suburban dad Kyle on a bus to a Rebirth seminar, sending him down a rabbit hole of psychodrama,
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Polter-guess: match the ghost to the movie – quiz

As Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot hits cinemas this week, how familiar are you with other movie ghouls?

Ghost Town

The Sixth Sense

The Haunting

Over Her Dead Body


Dark Water

The Eye

The Grudge

Lady in White




Thirteen Ghosts

House on Haunted Hill

Ghosts of Mars

What Lies Beneath

The Haunting

The Innocents

Carnival of Souls

The Terror

Stir of Echoes


The Conjuring


The Haunted Mansion

A Haunted House

Heart and Souls

The Frighteners

High Spirits




Safe Haven

The Pact

Just Like Heaven

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past


Campfire Tales

Ghostbusters II

Ghost Dad

7 and above.

You showed real spirit

0 and above.

You never stood a ghost of a chance

4 and above.

That was a bust

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Nicholas McCarthy Talks Easter Segment of Holidays!

Nicholas McCarthy is one of the most unique filmmakers working in the horror genre today. While a lot of directors focus on how flashy and fast-paced they’re able to make their genre films, McCarthy’s films (The Pact and one of my all time faves, At The Devil’S Door) have always felt like they’d be better suited in the ’70s, giving genre fans slowburn stories frequently focusing on familial bonds and darkness invading those bonds.

Last year, I was lucky enough to pay visit to the set of McCarthy’s Easter segment of the now in theaters anthology film, Holidays. What I saw while visiting that set was a director who got stuff done while remaining calm and collected. The final product of Easter is quite possible one of the most thought provoking anthology segments in quite some time, challenging the different icons we’re asked as children to believe in.
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Exclusive Q&A: Andrew Bowen on Playing a Quirky Killer in the Horror Anthology Holidays

Some of the biggest days on the calendar are viewed through a dark lens in the new horror anthology Holidays. Featuring a plethora of intriguing characters, one of the film’s standouts is Andrew Bowen’s performance as Reggie: an unconventional serial killer looking for his next victim on New Year’s Eve. Following Holidays’ world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (and VOD debut) and ahead of its April 22nd theatrical release, we caught up with Bowen for our latest Q&A feature.

Andrew, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, and congratulations on your excellent work in Holidays. What attracted you to this film and the role of Reggie in the “New Year’s Eve” segment?

Andrew Bowen: Thank you so much! It was such a cool project to work on. I got involved after my friend and producer Gabriella Lugo (who produced [the] “Christmas
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Tribeca 2016 Review: Holidays

For centuries, annual holidays have been widely celebrated as a time to put aside one’s worries and responsibilities in order to come together with loved ones and enjoy each other’s company. Holidays are magical, not only because they represent a time of love and harmony, but also because many of them are commemorated on a global scale, making them not only a positive junction, but a universal one that can be shared by nearly all of humankind.

Although we can all look back on our happy moments as a collective people, we can also all relate to the sense of dread that often goes hand-in-hand with an approaching festivity. Holidays like Valentine’s Day can be ridiculously expensive, Christmastime can mean grueling hosting duties for many, as well as fights with family. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring emotional baggage with it if a person has a lost parent,
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Holidays Review [Tribeca 2016]

Growing up, I was a sucker for gimmicks. Blame my Mom. Every time a new M&M flavor (did you know they make Coconut and Cherry?) or Oreo remix hit the shelves, our house was the first on the block to sample it. I like to think it’s this upbringing that now influences my taste in horror films, like my adoration of holiday themes (Krampus! Gremlins!) and anthology collections. Or how about an entire horror anthology themed around major holidays, aptly titled – you guessed it – Holidays! It was going to take an act of Satan to keep me away from this one…

Let me start by confirming that yes, Holidays works. It’s an admitted mixed-bag of highs and lows (more highs), but that’s to be expected with eight *very* different segments. Some will love Kevin Smith’s Halloween whorishness, while others will start with their typical anti-Smith
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April 2016 VOD Releases Include The Invitation, The Forest, Holidays

This April’s VOD offerings are a strong and eclectic bunch, including one of my favorite films out of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, The Invitation, which arrives on digital platforms April 8th.

For you Norman Reedus fans out there, IFC releases the road thriller Sky, in which he plays a supporting role, on April 15th. The latest horror anthology, Holidays, makes its VOD bow on the same day, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, and if you dig Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, then you have The Tell-Tale Heart to look forward to on April 5th.

Other notable VOD titles for April 2016 include The Girl in the Photographs, Pandemic, The Forest, and 13 Cameras.

The Girl in the Photographs (Vertical Entertainment) – April 1st

In Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with
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Holidays Horror Anthology Film Gets a Trailer and Release Date

There’s a fun looking horror anthology film coming out soon called Holidays. The movie is described as a “uniquely dark” film that puts an “original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making Holidays a celebration of the horror on those same special days’ year after year.”

There’s a lot of great talent that came together to create this movie. The directors involved with the project are Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).

There are also a few actors that you might recognize, like Seth Green (Robot Chicken). The movie is being distributed by Vertical Entertainment, and co-president Rich Goldberg
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