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Exclusive Clip From 'Holy Ghost People'

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Exclusive Clip From 'Holy Ghost People'
Coming to VOD February 18th and then limited theatrical release on February 21st is the latest from director Mitchell Altieri and writer Phil Flores, the duo formally known as "The Butcher Brothers" ('The Hamiltons,' 'The Violent Kind') 'Holy Ghost People.' And we've got an exclusive clip from the film just for you devoted Fearnet followers. Quick set-up, 'Holy Ghost People' is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate. It stars Emma Greenwell (Showtime’s "Shameless"), Brendan McCarthy (HBO’s "True Blood", FX’s "Justified"), Joe Egender (Hunger, The Frankenstein Theory), Cameron Richardson (CBS’ "Harper’s Island," Alvin and the Chipmunks). Below the clip, you can also find the full trailer. Fearnet's own Scott Weinberg reviewed the 'Holy Ghost People
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Holy Ghost People Ensnare the Unwary into a Deadly Cult: Release Details

Mitchell Altieri (The Thompsons), one half of the Butcher Brothers, is the director behind the Southern Gothic thriller Holy Ghost People. This renowned film made waves at the South-By-Southwest Film Festival. And soon, horror fans across North America will be able to see this film for themselves. This title releases February 18th, 2014, on home video formats, through XLrator Media. As well, Holy Ghost People stars Emma Greenwell ("True Blood"), Joe Egender (The Frankenstein Theory) and Brendan McCarthy. The film's story follows Charlotte (Greenwell), who is in search of her sister. Charlotte enlists the help of an ex-Marine, Wayne (McCarthy), to help find her. Together, they set out for the Appalachian Mtns. and a remote Christian cult. Here, events take a strange twist. Charlotte and Wayne get too close to these twisted kidnappers. Fans of the Butcher Brothers or of thrillers can preview the launch of this title below. The film's
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Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2013

Another year has come to an end, which means it's time for the Dread Central staff to weigh in with their picks of the best and worst of 2013's horror offerings. We're giving you a full dozen lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers.

We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers. We averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:

Best: Maniac

Runners-up: The Conjuring, Evil Dead

Worst: Texas Chainsaw 3D

Runners-up: The Purge, The Last Exorcism Part II

Check out the Dread Central staff's Best of and Worst of lists for 2013 by following the links below!

[Andrew Kasch]

[Anthony Arrigo]

[Brad McHargue]

[Buz "Danger" Wallick]

[Debi "The Woman in Black" Moore]

[The Foywonder]

[Gareth "Pestilence" Jones]

[Jinx]

[MattFini]

[Scott "Doctor Gash" Hallam]

[Staci Layne Wilson]

[Uncle Creepy]

Andrew Kasch's Picks

Stoker: Chan-wook Park delivered some next-level filmmaking and his best film since Oldboy with his U.
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"The Frankenstein Theory" Resurrected on DVD

Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Raven Banner Entertainment's 'found footage' horror feature "The Frankenstein Theory", directed by Andrew Weiner, now available on DVD:

"..after being suspended from his university for his outlandish ideas, 'Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle, in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation.

"His theory is that author Mary Shelley's ghastly story 'Frankenstein', is in fact a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Frankenstein Theory"...
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Giveaway: Win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card from The Wicked

Giveaway: Win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card from The Wicked
Image Entertainment is releasing its latest horror-thriller The Wicked on DVD starting today, April 30. Devon Werkheiser, Justin Deeley, Nicole Forester, and Cassie Keller star as a group of friends who try to determine if a local urban legend about a child-eating witch is really true or not. In celebration of this DVD debut, we're giving away a $100 Best Buy Gift Card, The Wicked on DVD, plus recent horror titles such as State of Emergency DVD and The Frankenstein Theory DVD. How can you go wrong with all of these prizes? Take a look at how you can win big from The Wicked!

Winners Receive:

$100 Best Buy Gift Card

The Wicked DVD

State of Emergency DVD

The Frankenstein Theory DVD

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

If you already "Like" MovieWeb,
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Win The Most Wicked DVD Prize Package Ever

It's Monday, and we figured the best way to kick it off would be to give you guys a chance to score not one, not two, but three new horror DVD's, including next week's release of The Wicked! Read on for details.

That's right, kids! In honor of the April 30th release of The Wicked, we're giving it away along with copies of State of Emergency and The Frankenstein Theory! Witches, zombies, and monsters! Oh my! To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

From the Press Release

Image Entertainment suggests you sleep with one eye open as your worst nightmares come to life in The Wicked. A group of curious teenagers decide to seek out their town’s local legend and go on the hunt for a child-eating witch, not
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"Frankenstein Theory" Could Use A Jump

The found-footage horror film is really the Dogma 95 movement of its genre-bold, daring, and nearly impossible to commit to. While inserting a documentary crew into a survival situation solves certain problems, it creates multitudes of others, principally making elaborate camera set-ups and jump scares at all compatible with a lo-fi aesthetic. The Frankenstein Theory is only the most recent example, but typifies problems that have been around at least since The Blair Witch Project. It might not be the worst film to take that approach, but it certainly pushes boundaries to their breaking point.

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The Frankenstein Theory DVD Review

The Frankenstein Theory DVD Review
Title: The Frankenstein Theory Directed by: Andrew Weiner Starring: Kris Lemche, Brian Henderson, Heather Stephens, Joe Egender, Timothy V. Murphy Running time: 87 minutes, Not Rated Special Features: None A “found footage” film about a group of filmmakers who travel to the Northwest Territories of Canada in search of a monster that inhabits the forest that may have been the basis for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The whole premise is just dumb. Let’s all go into the middle of nowhere where it’s freezing cold, miles from civilization and cell phone reception and try to film a murderous monster…a monster that supposedly existed 200 years ago, yet is still orangutan strong and [ Read More ]

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Indie Horror Month Exclusive: Co-Writer/Director Andrew Weiner Talks The Frankenstein Theory

This week Image Entertainment released first-time director Andrew Weiner's docu-style indie thriller The Frankenstein Theory, which resurrects one of the genre's most beloved giants as a 300-year-old experiment gone awry in the Arctic Circle, on DVD and VOD.

Co-written by Weiner and Vlady Pildysh, The Frankenstein Theory stars Kris Lemche, Christine Lakin, Joe Egender, Heather Stephens, Eric Zuckerman and Brian Henderson. Dread Central recently chatted with Weiner about his first-time experiences at the helm of the found-footage style project, what inspired the story of The Frankenstein Theory, whether or not he's got a plan for a sequel and much more.

Read on for our exclusive interview with up-and-coming indie filmmaker Weiner for Indie Horror Month, and make sure to check out The Frankenstein Theory now that it's available everywhere!

Dread Central: So my first question is a two-parter: One, were you a Frankenstein fan going into this project; and two,
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DVD Review: The Frankenstein Theory

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When I saw the promotional material for "The Frankenstein Theory," I admit rolling my eyes and thinking the movie sounded ridiculous. I couldn't help but have low expectations going into it with cover art exclaiming, "From the creators of 'The Last Exorcism.'" Whenever a movie carries a bi-line like that to promote it, you can bet it's going to be a disappointment. This indie found "footage" film is the perfect example of a concept that shouldn't work but did.

Desperately driven to prove himself to the world, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the edge of the Arctic Circle. He intends to expose to the world his inconceivable theory. He believes that Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy and that the creature is alive and well. As they travel deeper into the desolate snow-covered plains, strange events and happenings unfold around them.
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Fright Exclusive Interview: The Frankenstein Theory Director Andrew Weiner!!

“What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. The object of his ridicule? His obscure theory that Shelley’s literary classic is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature nearly three hundred years old and still cloaked in mystery. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction…”

Andrew Weiner, director of The Frankenstein Theory was nice enough to answer a few questions regarding the film, his future projects, and his thoughts on the scariest non-horror moments in film.
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'The Frankenstein Theory' Movie Review

Reviewed by Marcy Papandrea, MoreHorror.com

I really wanted to like The Frankenstein Theory, the synopsis was fantastic and I was very intrigued by this premise. However this film just does not deliver in the end, and I really wanted to it. There is a lot of build up in the beginning and then it seems to stall and I was let down.

This film takes the idea that the novel of Frankenstein was actually based on fact. We find this out as a documentary crew are interviewing Professor John Venkenheim (Kris Lemche), who reveals to them a strange family history. His ancestors were members of the Illuminati and they conducted experiments, and a creature was created. The group embark on a journey to find 'Frankenstein' and it all gets filmed …

See that sounds awesome right? The first 15 minutes or so are really well done, and then it kind of lost me.
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The Frankenstein Theory (2013) Review

Thus far 2013 is not looking very promising for the horror genre. We at Bhm are still holding out hope it will improve possibly significantly with the Evil Dead and Carrie remakes respectively. But early disappointments from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and The Last Exorcism 2 have soured the mood somewhat. There was not much anticipation for the The Frankenstein Theory but it will sadly join the list of disappointments. Given the potential it had to resurrect floundering interest in one of horrors earliest giants the squandered opportunity by Director Andrew Weiner is lamentable indeed.
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Exclusive Interview with The Frankenstein Theory Director Andrew Weiner

What if Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was actually a true story? That’s the basis for The Frankenstein Theory, which started a limited theatrical and VOD release last week, and will be released to DVD on March 26th. I recently had the opportunity to talk with director Andrew Weiner, who told me about referencing the original material over the classic movies, and the challenges of a freezing, snow-covered shoot.

Thank you for taking the time to talk with Daily Dead. Can you tell me how this became the first project you’d take on as a director?

Andrew Weiner: I wrote the screenplay with Vlady Pildysh, a really talented writer that lives up in Alberta, Canada. I’ve worked with him before and one day he said: “What if we do something where Frankenstein is based on true events?” That was really the launching pad and, from there, we wrote a detailed screenplay together.
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Review: The Frankenstein Theory

When it comes to found footage films, I’ve pretty much run the course. I’ve seen all the triple-a Hollywood titles (Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity) and nearly every straight to DVD wannabe released in the last decade: Bigfoot: The Lost Cost Tapes, Area 407, Grave Encounters 1 and 2, The Amityville Haunting and a dozen more. To put things bluntly, most of them are terrible. It’s the cheapest way to make a horror movie so it makes sense that filmmakers would flock to it and the outcome is handfuls of mediocre, jump scare ridden, terribly written, poorly acted horror movies.

I am happy to say that The Frankenstein Theory does an excellent job at avoiding those downfalls. Now while many of the advertisements you see come tagged with “from the makers of The Last Exorcism,” this is a bit of a stretch. This is Andrew Weiner’s first foray into
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Movie Review: The Frankenstein Theory!!

The most frustrating thing about found footage films to me, is how there really isn’t a reason to be filming most of the time. When the crap hits the fan, so to speak, why wouldn’t anyone just throw their camera and run like hell? It’s a cliche’ that seems to beating the proverbial horse these days, and though it has definite potential at times, unfortunately Andrew Weiner’s The Frankenstein Theory falls deeply into that cliche’ as well.

The Frankenstein Theory follows a documentary crew who is hired by John Vankenheim (Kris Lemche, Ginger Snaps, Final Destination 3), a professor who is suspended from his university for his insane theory that Mary Shelly’s classic novel Frankenstein was actually a work of non-fiction, based on what his great great-father did: create life in a monster. John and the skeptical film crew, led by Vankenheim’s friend Vicky (Heather Stephens,
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Where Can You Find The Frankenstein Theory in Theaters This March?

On March 1st, Image Entertainment unleashes The Frankenstein Theory on VOD and across the country in exclusive theatrical engagements. Written and directed by Andrew Weiner, and from the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror...

What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley’s ghastly story, “Frankenstein,” is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction…
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Learn “The Frankenstein Theory” in theaters

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Image Entertainment releases The Frankenstein Theory, written and directed by Andrew Weiner and executive-produced by The Last Exorcism scripters Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, on VOD and in the theaters listed below March 1. Kris Lemche of Ginger Snaps, Final Destination 3 and My Little Eye, Heather Stephens, Eric Zuckerman, Brian Henderson, Joe Egender, Christine Lakin, Roger Morissey and Timothy V. Murphy star in the documentary-style saga of a professor who leads a film crew to the Arctic Circle, determined to prove that the original Frankenstein is a chronicle of true events. Needless to say, they run into a real monster amidst the frozen wilderness. A DVD follows on March 26; see the trailer below the listings.

Cedar Rapids, Ia: AMC Star Dubuque 18

Charlotte, Nc: AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Chicago, Il: AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20

Columbus, Oh: AMC Easton Town Center 30

Dallas, TX: AMC Grapevine Mills 30

Evansville, Il: AMC Evansville 16

Grand Rapids,
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Learn “The Frankenstein Theory” in theaters

  • Fangoria
Image Entertainment releases The Frankenstein Theory, written and directed by Andrew Weiner and executive-produced by The Last Exorcism scripters Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland, on VOD and in the theaters listed below March 1. Kris Lemche of Ginger Snaps, Final Destination 3 and My Little Eye, Heather Stephens, Eric Zuckerman, Brian Henderson, Joe Egender, Christine Lakin, Roger Morissey and Timothy V. Murphy star in the documentary-style saga of a professor who leads a film crew to the Arctic Circle, determined to prove that the original Frankenstein is a chronicle of true events. Needless to say, they run into a real monster amidst the frozen wilderness. A DVD follows on March 26; see the trailer below the listings.

Cedar Rapids, Ia: AMC Star Dubuque 18

Charlotte, Nc: AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Chicago, Il: AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20

Columbus, Oh: AMC Easton Town Center 30

Dallas, TX: AMC Grapevine Mills 30

Evansville, Il: AMC Evansville 16

Grand Rapids,
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Theater List for The Frankenstein Theory

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Image Entertainment recently announced the release of The Frankenstein Theory to DVD, VOD, and select theaters next month. Here’s the list of theaters where the movie will screen, starting on March 1st:

“Chatsworth, CA – Before Robert DeNiro, before Christopher Lee or even Boris Karloff, there was the original novel: Frankenstein. Published in 1818 and written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is universally recognized as one of the greatest works of horror fiction in the English language. But what if it wasn’t conjecture? What if the story of how one man dared to steal the secret of creation was true?

Image Entertainment will challenge all that you know, or think you know, with The Frankenstein Theory. Directed by Andrew Weiner, The Frankenstein Theory premieres on VOD and select theatrical engagements on March 1st, with the DVD release set for March 26th.

What if the most chilling novel of all time
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