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Paula Patton in Traffik Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 17

A romantic weekend getaway spirals out of control when Traffik arrives on Digital July 10 and Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 17 from Lionsgate. Starring and produced by Paula Patton, and written and directed by Deon Taylor, the jarring thriller explores the gritty world of human trafficking and follows a couple’s fight for survival.

A romantic weekend getaway spirals out of control when Traffik arrives on Digital July 10 and Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 17 from Lionsgate. Starring and produced by Paula Patton, and written and directed by Deon Taylor, the jarring thriller explores the gritty world of human trafficking and follows a couple’s fight for survival. Traffik also stars Omar Epps, Laz Alonzo, Roselyn Sanchez, with Missi Pyle, and William Fichtner.

In this action-packed thriller, a weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turns deadly for Brea (Patton) and her boyfriend, John (Epps), after
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Check Out The First Poster For Mike Epps’ Comedy Meet The Blacks

Feast your eyes on the first poster for Mike Epps’ hilarious new comedy Meet The Blacks. The film will release nationwide on April Fool’s Day (April 1st) – no joke!

In the meantime, check out the trailer.

From writer/director/producer Deon Taylor, Meet The Blacks is comedy/horror hybrid spoofing the hit film “The Purge,” and stars Mike Epps (“The Hangover,” “50 Shades of Black,” “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”), George Lopez (“Lopez Tonight,” “Swing Vote,” “Balls of Fury”), Mike Tyson (“The Hangover” series “Scary Movie 5”), Bresha Webb (NBC’s “Truth Be Told”), Zulay Henao (“True Memoirs of An International Assassin”) as well as a ‘who’s who’ of pop culture personalities including Gary Owen (“Ride Along”) Charlie Murphy (“The Chappelle Show”), Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (VH1’s Ti & Tiny with Rap artist husband Ti), gossip columnist Perez Hilton, Paul Mooney (Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner), Vine star Andrew Bachelor, and comedians Lil Duvall,
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Your Halloween Seasonal TV Preview (abridged) with Schedules

How seriously do you think I take Halloween? Well, I’m fairly frickin’ anal retentive anyway, so I need to book my viewing in advance. I mean I’ll deviate from my itinerary, but I at least need a plan. I can’t be the only one out there with a stick up his ass. So this October/Halloween Season I figured we needed a little guidance. There’s too many damn channels on the cable box, no horror hosts and shit for advertising. So let me be your TV Guide… Keeper.

We won’t touch on everything and I’m sure new programming will come up as October gets itself moving. I’ll throw an update out there from time to time if a special is airing or a new programming line up is discovered, uncovered, revealed or undead. Yes, this is for cable or dish. Network TV will
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2011 Halloween TV: Movie marathons, episodes and specials

There are roughly a gazillion scary movie marathons happening on TV for Halloween 2011. Zap2it's got you covered for all your spooky programming. Be sure to check your local listings for times and channel.

All times Eastern.

Friday, Oct. 28

ABC Family: 13 Nights of Halloween, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., "The Addams Family," "Addams Family Values."

AMC: Halloween movie marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "House of Wax," "Scream 3," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane," "Survival of the Dead," "The Walking Dead"

Bio: Scary movie documentaries, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day ("The Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs," "The Inside Story: Halloween")

CBS: "CSI: NY" Halloween episode, 9 p.m.

Chiller: Halloween programming, 6 a.m. to midnight ("Twilight Zone" episodes, "The Daisy Chain," "Fingerprints," "Stevie," "Devil's Mercy," "Children of the Corn"), "Chiller 13" (The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments,
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Deon Taylor vs. Akuma Round 1 - Fight!

Okay, so we're not talking about the director of Chain Letter making a Street Fighter movie or anything like that, but Deon is just about ready to start on his latest frightful endeavor. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

It was announced today that multi-hyphenate writer, director and producer Deon Taylor (The Hustle, Chain Letter, Nite Tales: The Movie, Dead Tone) has chosen Akuma as the next feature film project for his new Hidden Empire Film Group label. New York-based Screen Media Films, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Screen Media Ventures, LLC, has secured worldwide distribution rights to the horror film and is planning on the Us theatrical release next fall.

Taylor will direct the film and produce alongside Roxanne Avent. Taylor also wrote the screenplay with Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol.

The movie follows a young Japanese woman, Akira, who is looking to put her life
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Deon Taylor to Direct Akuma

Screen Media Films has announced that Deon Taylor (The Hustle, Chain Letter, Nite Tales, Dead Tone) will next direct Akuma (Japanese for "Demon"), a supernatural tale planned for release in the fall of 2012.

Taylor will direct the film and produce alongside Roxanne Avent from a screenplay that he wrote with Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol.

The movie, which Taylor describes as a mix between Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, follows a young Japanese woman, Akira, who is looking to put her life back together after a recent tragedy. As she pushes hard to overcome these problems she soon realizes that she's fighting something very dark.

It is noted that the film will employ a "handheld style" in the shooting, which will take place in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Japan and San Francisco, beginning November 10th.
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Deon Taylor to Direct Akuma

Screen Media Films has announced that Dean Taylor ( The Hustle , Chain Letter , Nite Tales: The Movie , Dead Tone ) will next direct Akuma (Japanese for "Demon"), a supernatural tale planned for release in fall of 2012. Taylor will direct the film and produce alongside Roxanne Avent from a screenplay that he wrote with Blayne Weaver and Joe Bockol.   The movie, which Taylor describes as a mix between Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist , follows a young Japanese woman, Akira, who is looking to put her life back together after a recent tragedy. As she pushes hard to overcome these problems she soon realizes that she's fighting something very dark. It is noted that the film will employ a "handheld style" in the shooting, which will take place in Los...
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New poster and details on 'found footage' horror film The Locals

The First poster and character shots have been unveiled for upcoming 80s-set cannibal/slasher film The Locals, as well as full details of the story and cast.

The poster (see above) was designed by comic book artist Dennis Willman. The film is directed by Eric Anthony Pereira, who previously did second unit directing on Piranha 3D and various episodes of the TV series House.

The Locals is a 'found footage' movie that takes place in 1987. It depicts a group of low-budget filmmakers (Matthew Landon; Devanny Pinn - Nude Nuns With Big Guns, Piranha 3D; Greg Duke - Lake Death; Angelina Armani - Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2) who head to the hills to film a slasher movie called Splatter Mountain.

Accompanying them are three of their actors, including an ageing, coke- addicted former centrefold (Tawny Amber Young - Nude Nuns With Big Guns), a bubbly, ditzy porn queen who is out
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Teaser poster for The Locals

The Locals From Eric Anthony Pereira (Piranha), comes The Locals. A terrifying new horror film featuring an all star cast including Devanny Pinn (Nude Nuns with Big Guns), Angelina Armani (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2), Angie Savage (Cut), Brandon Slagle (Kinky Killers), Larry Laverty (Dead Tone), Rachel Grubb (Vivid) and Danny Lopes (Torture Chamber, Horror). The Locals is sure to please a wide variety of horror fans by either appealing to those that are fans of the found footage, cannibalism, slasher, shot on camcorder, or horror / comedy sub-genres in the horror entertainment field. The Locals has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Taking place in 1987, The Locals follows a group of low budget filmmakers and actors, including a coke addicted former centerfold, a ditzy porn queen who is out of work due to the Traci Lords scandal and a Julliard trained actor mortified by his co-stars & working conditions, as they
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First Look At The 80's "Found Footage" Cannibal/Slasher Flick The Locals

I'm really enjoying a lot of these "found footage" films coming out and we have another one headed our way soon! The upcoming 80's-set "found footage" cannibal/slasher film "The Locals" .Dig on the first official poster, "character shots" and set photos via the film's official Facebook page which can be found at -http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Locals/169891726392212

The poster was done by comic book artist Dennis Willman. The film is directed by Eric Anthony Pereira, who did second unit on Piranha 3D and various episodes of House.

The Locals is a “found footage movie” that takes place in 1987. It depicts a group of low budget filmmakers (Matthew Landon, Devanny Pinn - Nude Nuns With Big Guns, Piranha 3D, Greg Duke - Lake Death and Angelina Armani - Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2) who head to the mountains to film a slasher movie called “Splatter Mountain.” Accompanying them are three of their actors,
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What’s in a name?

Last week I started seeing one sheets on the street and on the side of buses for this Saw/Hostel rip off horror film Chain Letter and really paid no attention until I noticed the name of the director - Deon Taylor. Hmmm… I said to myself. Why that has to be a brother. C’mon let’s be honest. When was last time you saw a white guy with the name Deon?

So I looked him up and he definitely is a brother all right. Turns out that Taylor, who’s based in Sacramento, was a former professional basketball player in Europe who always wanted to direct movies and claims he learned how by watching those behind-the-scenes bonus extra documentaries on DVDs while playing in Europe. (Right now I can hear former college film students deep in debt now working as waiters collapsing to the ground after reading that
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Exclusive: Deon Taylor Announces Night Tales Revamping & New Producing Partner Jamie Foxx

It’s not often we write articles about award-winning performers here on Dread Central, which makes this all the more exciting for yours truly. This past weekend Deon Taylor (Dead Tone, Chain Letter) invited Dread Central exclusively out to his set in Los Angeles to give us a look at the revamping of his Night Tales (previously Nite Tales) brand of horror.

Previously hosted by everyone’s favorite hip-hop hype man Flavor Flav, the new Night Tales will be hosted by Stacey Dash (Clueless) as a vampiress, demonstrating a new, serious and sexy direction for both the television series as well as the feature film.

In addition to the new direction of Night Tales, Taylor also introduced us to his brand new producing partner, Oscar and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx. The collaboration marks Foxx’s first true foray into the horror genre, something that excites the renowned actor greatly.
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[DVD Review] Dead Tone

If Flava Flav welcoming you to a horror movie doesn’t clue you in that it’s going to be god awful, what will? That’s not rhetorical. If you know, sound off below. As it stands, Dead Tone is a joke. An actual joke. I think. Not like everything is so laughably bad it’s funny (which it is), but that the film never had any intention of being scary. Slightly gruesome though it is, everything is conceived so horribly and with such a cliched, amateurish air that Dead Tone never even has a chance to be creepy. It’s a joke. It has to be.

It starts with a slumber party. Harmless fun. The adults party in the living room (it almost seems like they night be swingers) as the kids are assumedly asleep in the bedroom. But they’re not sleeping. Oh no. For you see, mischievous children that they are,
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Noah Segan Talks Cabin Fever 2, All About Evil, Chain Letter, and Someone’s Knocking at the Door!

Noah Segan may not be a household name quite yet, but if his career keeps moving at the breakneck pace he enjoyed over the last several years, it’s only a matter of time before the word is out on this genre up-and-comer.

This week, Segan is celebrating another milestone in his career: the DVD release of Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (review here). Dread Central decided to catch up with the young actor to talk about the film, as well as some of his upcoming projects including the dark comedy All About Evil and Deon Taylor’s gritty indie horror flick Chain Letter.

After learning at the start of the interview that Segan was a huge horror fan with an American Cinema flavor to it, I asked the actor what he thought of Eli Roth’s original Cabin Fever which paid homage to its American horror predecessors and his
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Director Profile: Deon Taylor

I had the pleasure of first meeting Deon Taylor during my set visit for Dark Christmas in Sacramento in December, 2009. What struck me initially is that the writer/director/producer was a lot like this scribe, just an all-around movie geek with a love for the horror genre.

What separates us, though, is the fact that Taylor, who previously worked in many different facets of the entertainment industry, is the head of Deon Taylor Enterprises, a cutting edge studio that has worked with many of the genre's most talented players (Tony Todd, Rutger Hauer, Betsy Russell, Keith David, and Gary Busey) while focusing on bringing new talent into the fold (Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, and Sandra McCoy).

Not wanting to work on anyone else’s terms, Taylor decided that instead of working from La like many independent filmmakers do, he would set up shop in Sacramento, where his main office and soundstage are both located.
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Exclusive: Some New Dead Tone Clips to Dig Into

In anticipation of its upcoming February 9th release, Deon Taylor Enterprises sent Dread Central some exclusive teaser clips from Dead Tone to get you fiends in the mood for some murder!

Dead Tone stars Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Jud Tylor (Charlie Wilson's War, "That 70s Show"), Antwon Tanner ("One Tree Hill"), and Brian Hooks (Fools Gold). It follows a group of college students whose prank phone calls accidentally target the wrong person. A madman traces their call and turns the night of fun and games into a horrifying game of survival.

Taylor wrote, produced, and directed the film.

If there’s ever a movie that’ll make you think twice about pranking someone, Dead Tone is it.

Feast your eyes on the teaser clips below!

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DVD Releases: Feb. 9, 2010: Listen to the Dead Tone of Shock Festival in Dante's Inferno

A couple of flicks we've been talking about for quite some time are finally hitting store shelves this week including the animated Dante's Inferno, the long-awaited Dead Tone (formerly known as 7eventy 5ive) from directors Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor, and the three-disc exploitation extravaganza known as Shock Festival from Stephen Romano (with a couple of commentaries from our own Uncle Creepy).

Rounding out the list are two volumes of Bad Girls of Film Noir, some unknown quantities such as 9 Lives of Mara and Butchered, the provocative and stylized Bronson, a Blu-ray release of Running Man, and the 1999 "Masterpiece Mystery" thriller series Second Sight starring Clive Owen. Okay, technically those last two aren't straight horror, but with all the Arnold and Clive fans we have on the site, I figured enough people would want to know about them that they warranted inclusion.

As for the pick of the week, it's a tough call,
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Exclusive: New Trailer Debut and Pics from Dead Tone

On February 9th Screen Media Films is releasing writer/director Deon Taylor’s latest horror flick Dead Tone, which enjoyed a successful limited theatrical run earlier this year, onto DVD. Dead Tone is part of Taylor’s Nite Tales series and is his first full-length horror title under the banner.

While Dread Central was on the set of Taylor’s Dark Christmas (read about it here) in December, we had a chance to sit down with Taylor and ask him about Dead Tone, as well as another upcoming horror film he has for 2010, Chain Letter.

Chain Letter stars Nikki Reed, Keith David, Bai Ling, Brad Dourif, Betsy Russell, and Noah Segan and should be out in March 2010.

For now, Dread Central is giving you guys an exclusive look at the Dead Tone trailer, along with some behind-the-scenes pictures and a video interview clip with Taylor from the set of Dark Christmas.
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Exclusive Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas / Updates on Chain Letter and Dead Tone

It’s not often that you get an opportunity to talk extensively with both Bud Bundy and the Candyman all in one day. But that was just one of the treats from this writer’s visit to the set of Dark Christmas, which appropriately lensed last week in Sacramento.

Starring David Faustino as a darkly comedic version of himself looking to reinvent his public persona based on the success of his vindictive reality show called "Clown’d", Dark Christmas is one part of the next upcoming Nite Tales horror anthology from writer/director Deon Taylor.

Taylor’s first Nite Tales feature film anthology debuted in 2008, with a subsequent TV series spin-off that started in 2009. Dark Christmas also stars Tony Todd (interview here), April Scott, Miguel Nunez, Tiny Lister and former NFL star Ephraim Salaam.

While on set, this writer sat down with Taylor, Faustino, and Todd to discuss the details
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Dead Tone Trailer

Deon Taylor's Dead Tone aka 7eventy 5ive is finally coming to on DVD on February 9th, 2010. Check out the trailer below and the official website here. Synopsis A college party at a mansion with beer-guzzling jocks and beautiful young women in the Jacuzzi usually add up to a night of off-tha-hook fun and sizzling hook-ups... What could go wrong with some college students enjoying some well-deserved time off from their studies? The answer is revealed when a game turns murderous over a prank call to a wrong number belonging to a lunatic! Is the threatening voice on the other end of the line a loser trying to scare them or should the students be worried?
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