With the ill-fated remake having suffered a less than stellar performance at the US box office, Sam Peckinpah’s original classic thriller Straw Dogs has now been treated to a remastered Blu-ray release in the UK courtesy of FremantleMedia Enterprises. To mark the occasion, we’ve found ourselves with two copies of this new high-def treat to give away!
Coinciding with its 40th anniversary and the remake by Rod Lurie for Screen Gems, director Sam Peckinpah’s notorious thriller Straw Dogs has been carefully restored and remastered for release on two-disc DVD and for the first time ever as a features-packed Special Edition Blu-ray on 24th October 2011.
Discover more about the original in a series of articles running on TotalFanHub.com, which include reactions to the remake plus details of a screening of the original at The Barbican in London on 9th November.
And for your shelf we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away for two lucky winners.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us an E-MAIL HERE including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers.
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The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest Kicks Off Today
We know there are some pretty incredible artists out there among our readers, which is why we’re excited to let those talented individuals know about the new contest that’s kicking off today… It’s The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest, which runs through Friday, February 9th, and offers a pretty sweet prize to the winner.
If your interests fall on the artistic side of the fence, read on for the details. In a nutshell, eligible participants may enter by creating a drawing, painting, photograph, design, or other artistic image (NO VIDEOS) inspired by the forthcoming Aviron Pictures release of The Strangers: Prey at Night and posting that artwork to one of the approved social media platforms for the contest. Before entering, be sure to click here for the Official Rules.
Below you’ll find a sample of what they’re looking for. Contestants should check out the film’s poster, watch the trailer (below), and visit @TheStrangers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as the website preyatnight.com for inspiration. Submissions must include the hashtag #STRANGERSFanArtContest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and his/her art will be included in an installation in Los Angeles that kicks off in early March.
The winner will be announced on Friday, February 16th, with the installation unveiled the week of March 5th. Again, the deadline for entering is February 9th. Good luck!
Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman. It arrives in theaters on March 9th.
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.
Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein by Winning a Copy of the ‘Classics Reimagined’ Illustrated Novel
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and you can expect to see lots of products and events tied to the celebration. First out of the gate is Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein, which is heading our way on January 16th; and we have five (5) copies to give away to some lucky DC readers!
With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to email@example.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Frankenstein Reimagined” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 17, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Don’t want to take your chances on winning? Click here to pre-order a copy from Amazon!
Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8-page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs and a stunning full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.
The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an unknowing family, and the creature’s revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by David Plunkert’s mystical, layered interpretations.
Plunkert is the principal and primary illustrator at Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm designs posters, covers, logos, brochures, and websites for publishers and corporations. His illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Weekly, among many others. His steampunkish illustration and collage style give his characters a spooky, surrealistic quality. To see more of David’s work, visit davidplunkert.com.
The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.
Win a Copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD!
Time to give away some spooky for the holidays! That’s right, kids! Right now we have your chance to score a copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “The Houses October Built 2” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 2nd. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
The Houses October Built 2 is once again directed by Bobby Roe from a script by Roe and Zack Andrews and stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe, and Jeff Larson.
Look for the flick online and in stores January 2, 2018.
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