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Rabies: Israel’s first slasher horror debuts sick trailer

Rabies is Israel’s first slasher horror.¬† The trailer recently got subtitled into English for our enjoyment.¬† It looks pretty sick with plenty of blood, fright, and mystery.¬† Rabies is written & directed by both Aaron Akslas and Navot Papushu, the film stars¬† Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Danny Geva, Yael Gerubgalas, Henry David, Ran Danker, Liat Har Lev, Yaron Mutolo, Menashe Noy, Ofer Shechter, Efrat Buimold and Efrat Reitan. The movie is said to go like … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Deal Closed

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It is now official that Benjamin Walker will play Abraham Lincoln in Seth Graham-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.¬† This was a highly rumored role with all sorts of people being thrown around for the part.¬† Benjamin Walker is best known for his role in Kinsey as a 19 year old Kinsey. The book goes like this “When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later … Continue reading

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Brad Fuller on Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street

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Brad Fuller from Platinum Dunes who was the producer for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th remakes has sent out some updates from his twitter feed.¬† He has stated that he wants to set the record straight on both franchise films. He has informed everyone that a Friday the 13th sequel is certainly possible, a script has been written, and Platinum Dunes is just waiting on New Line Cinema. As far as … Continue reading

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NBC Just Got A Little More Grimm

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With the success of The Walking Dead broadcast networks are now looking to jump on the bandwagon.¬† EW has let it out that NBC bought the pilot for a show that mixes Fantasy and Crime together.¬† The show is being called Grimm and is from the writers of Buffy and Angel.¬† It is being described as ‚Äúdark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm‚Äôs Fairy Tales exist.‚ÄĚ It could … Continue reading

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Scream 4: posts new trailer – and updates on cast

The official trailer for Scream 4 has been released and it builds on the suspense of what will happen to Sydney Prescott. She has changed her name (listen to how she answers the phone) but could not stay hidden forever. Gathering the old cast with a new cast of characters puts this movie on sketchy ground but the trailer isn’t half bad. According to Executive Producer Barry Ratcliffe,¬†although several offers have been made,¬†a¬†director for the … Continue reading

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Trailer for Steven Mena ‘s Bereavement Available

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Nothing is slowing down Steven Mena from getting Bereavement released. This is the prequel to Malevolence and Steven has always intended for that film to be part of a trilogy. Making good on that promise he is releasing the prequel March 4th. Bereavement made news recently when the MPAA pulled the poster for this film because it depicted a child holding a weapon. The MPAA is always hating on independent films so don’t expect it … Continue reading

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The Collection Cast Announced

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Patrick Melton is at it again with the Collection. It was announced recently that we shall see Emma Fitzpatrick, Lee Tergesen and the always delightful Christopher McDonald appear in this film. When Dread Central spoke to Patrick he had this to say ‚ÄúWhile the first one was mainly contained to a house in the middle of nowhere, the scale is larger on this one in all regards. I don’t want to give anything away, but … Continue reading

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Insidious: Paranormal Activity and SAW creators present

Can the creators of Paranormal Activity and SAW form a new movie that lives up to what is sure to be outrageous expectations? Maybe and we will see how expectations stand up with the movie Insidious due April 1st. The trailer is now available and does look very interesting. On the surface it would appear that you have the gore of SAW with the supernatural from Paranormal Activity. Could be a good match up and … Continue reading

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Scream 4: News Update

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Keeping interest alive in the fourth movie for the Scream franchise Wes Craven is leaking some info about what can be expected.¬† Wes had this to say “Sid is under attack,” the director says. “She has a phobia – she’s never come back to her town except for the funeral of her father. Now she’s returning to a world that is sane again, and then, of course, immediately it is not!” It sounds like we … Continue reading

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Chucky (Childs Play) drives Oprah to Eat 30 Pounds of Macaroni and Cheese

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I know what your thinking already.¬† What’s the joke?¬† How does a fake demonic doll drive the queen of day time to eat an obscene amount of Macaroni and Cheese?¬† Truth can be strange then fiction, that’s how.¬† Oprah said on Piers Morgan Tonight that when Beloved bombed, and Bride of Chucky out performed her she fell into such depression that she ate 30 pounds of Macaroni and Cheese. Oprah was quoted as saying this; … Continue reading

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Alien: Prequel Now Called ‘Prometheus’

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Twentieth Century Fox has come out and given an official title to Ridley Scotts Alien prequel titled Prometheus.¬† They have also given a worldwide release date of March 9th, 2012.¬† Damon Lindelof who has been working on the script for these prequel had this to say;¬† “In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots, I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie. It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the … Continue reading

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Vintage Hobo With a Shotgun – Rutger Hauer due soon!

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Rutger Hauer (The Hitcher) has a movie due to come out shortly called Hobo With a Shotgun.¬† It will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section.¬† In preparation for this a vintage poster has been released.¬† It looks incredible and makes you long for the day when movie posters were truly art.¬† Take a look at it below and see what you think. Hobo with a Shotgun is about a homeless vigilante … Continue reading

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A likely 7th Season for ‘Supernatural’ TV series

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While nothing is official yet the president of the CW has been impressed enough for season six of Supernatural and it’s Fridays ratings that it seems likely Sera Gamble will carry the show on into a seventh season. According to a chat CW president Dawn Ostroff recently had with E! Online, she is boldly optimistic about bringing SPN back for a seventh season. Ostroff told E!, “We haven’t officially picked anything up yet, but [Supernatural] … Continue reading

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Enjoy Exorcism Movies?

The Devil in Baby Joan looks to be an Australian Last Exorcism.¬† Only this time I think the pastor truly believes in his work and is not faking anything.¬†¬† The teaser trailer was released this weekend and it gives us a good insight into what we can expect.¬† If you enjoy exorcism movies, or demonic babies then this is one you will not want to miss.¬†¬† This movie is said to be based on true … Continue reading

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Update on Cannibal Holocaust II

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Italian director Ruggero Deodato who is known best for his gore filled films is back at it again.¬† He is working on getting the cast in place for Cannibal Holocaust II and has tapped horror veteran David Hess as his leading man.¬† It’s been three decades since these two worked together on The House on the Edge of the Park and Body Count. Cannibal Holocaust II is a follow up to the original story of … Continue reading

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Rev Your Engines for Death Race 2

A straight to DVD sequel of Death Race is set to be released on DVD, Blue Ray, and On-Demand this January 18th.¬† It has a solid cast in Danny Trejo (Machete), Ving Rhames (Pirahna 3D), and Luke Gloss (Hellboy II).¬† I love the matchup of Danny and Ving which I must say really piqued my interest in this film.¬† I’m normally not a fan of straight to DVD sequels especially when it’s too a remade … Continue reading

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About Shawn Schmidt

Horror fan since I was a child and never stopped loving it. You can follow more of my insanity on my Twitter Account