We’ve been talking about the web series Chopper for a while now, and to coincide with the final weekend of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (one of the show’s sponsors), we’ve been given an early look at the Season One finale (aka Slice 9) to share with our readers.
DILEMMA, a Los Angeles-based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, is releasing the ninth and final episode of Season 1 of its successful horror series Chopper as an exclusive with Dread Central for the entire weekend starting today, August 3rd. The first eight episodes and promotional videos for the series have already generated over 2 million branded views for presenting sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing this past year after the series’ producers began strategically rolling out content shortly after filming took place on location during Mayhem Festival 2011.
International fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) have been showcased alongside rising stars Tim Phillipps (The CW’s “The Secret Circle”), Victor Newmark (“Sons of Anarchy”), Ruth Pineda (“LA Ink”), Quinn Dahle (“Conan O’Brien”), and others throughout the series as past episodes have been unveiled via the Chopper YouTube Channel, where you can catch up on the previous eight episodes.
The series also features music and cameos from heavy metal legends Ministry and Machine Head as well as other rocking bands including Unearth, The Slow Forward, Lords of Ruin, Dismantled, Underoath, and Straight Line Stitch. Additionally, the band Attika7 – fronted by former Biohazard singer Evan Seinfeld – has numerous songs featured from their debut album Blood of My Enemies, which was also just released this past week.
Chopper is a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The series serves as a prequel storyline to the Chopper comic written by Martin Shapiro, which was released last Halloween by Asylum Press. DILEMMA’s principal J.C. Christofilis also served as writer, producer, and director on the series and worked closely with the Rockstar Mayhem Fest promoters to actually integrate the festival as a pivotal location in the storyline.
J.C. noted, “I have a genuine passion for horror and heavy metal, and my intent has always been to create an experience that truly merges the best of both these worlds with an innovative concept perfectly suited for story extensions via online, film, television, music, and gaming platforms. The combination of placing iconic Hollywood talent from the horror genre against the premier backdrop for world-class rock bands has resulted in a hardcore cocktail of gut-wrenching gore and ear-splitting tunes that fans are clearly excited about.”
The show’s producers tested various release patterns and witnessed social media traction as episodes for Season 1 were released in a staggered fashion to allow time for reshoots that infused Season 1 with more characters, more VFX, and more music after the success of initial episodes set the stage for expanded storylines. J.C. added, “Season 1 of the Chopper series has given birth to a fun, original fright icon that has the potential to become the next great horror franchise. We’re excited to bring fans the explosive end to our first batch of online backstories that will enhance the overall experience as Chopper’s legend continues to grow. And I personally want to thank my friends at Rockstar Mayhem Fest and Sullen for being bold enough to support such killer content here at the outset.”
In addition, several of the Chopper sponsors have put together a grab bag of swag that we’ll be passing out to some lucky winners who comment on and share the news about the finale via social media such as Facebook and/or Twitter. Just send us an EMAIL HERE (the address is email@example.com), including your full name, mailing address, and a link to your remarks. These are just a few of the items you could win:
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Win a Copy of The Limehouse Golem
Halloween may be over but we’re still giving away the goodies! Up next we have a chance for you to nab a copy of The Limehouse Golem (review) 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 Limehouse Golem” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on November 6th. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
From the Press Release:
RLJ Entertainment is set to release the action film THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM on DVD and Blu-ray on November 7, 2017. Based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd with a screenplay by acclaimed writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman, The Woman in Black), the film is directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and produced by Stephen Woolley (Their Finest, Interview with the Vampire), Joanna Laurie (Hyena), and Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol).
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Underworld), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, “Bates Motel”), Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Noah), Daniel Mays (“Line of Duty”), and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Homes, “Ray Donovan.”) RLJE will release THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victims’ blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke) so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM DVD and Blu-ray have bonus features that include behind-the-scenes featurettes about the cast, locations, look, and the making of THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.
Win a Copy of Circus Kane on DVD!
Uncork’d Entertainment and DeInstitutionalized unleashed Circus Kane, dubbed “the horror movie of the fall,” on DVD (and Redbox) last week; and to celebrate, we have five copies of the DVD to give away.
Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Cooties) head up the cast of Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray’s fantastic frighthouse Circus Kane (review). James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward scripted, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Gerald Webb, Ray, and Bressack produce.
To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below. The contest will end at 12:00 midnight, October 24, 2017.
The notorious and disgraced circus master Balthazar Kane invites an unsuspecting group of social media stars to the revival of his CIRCUS KANE by promising $250,000 to any of them who can make it through the night. Kane’s true plan quickly proves to be far more sinister as the contestants realize more than money is on the line. The group must fight for their lives to escape Kane’s demented house of horrors.
Get Weaponized – Enter Now to Win a Copy of this Dystopian Horror Novel
A few days ago we brought you an exclusive except from Zac Thompson’s dystopian horror novel Weaponized, and with the book’s Halloween release date fast approaching, we’re back with one more reminder… and a chance for you to score a copy for yourself!
Weaponized was the winner of the 2016 Crypt TV horror fiction contest. For fans of Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and films like It Follows, Weaponized is a Kafka-esque Eighties throwback horror novel that subverts the slasher genre with a refreshing take on body horror and the twisted, violent, burgeoning sexuality that underpins the genre. It is Thompson’s debut novel.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to email@example.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Weaponized” in your subject line.
This contest will end at 11:59 PM PT on October 20, 2017 – so act quickly! Note: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Also, don’t forget about the contest we’re co-sponsoring with Inkshares to find the next great horror authors – just a few more weeks remain!
Truog Island is a desolate place where sexual activity is outlawed. There lives Trip Yash, bored out of his mind. That was, until he met Cron…
After a night of passion, Cron disappears, taking Trip’s virginity with him. A few days later Trip develops a rash on his hand that eventually blooms into a gun made from his own flesh. It’s not long before Trip becomes a living weapon locked in a battle against an ancient virus that threatens to ruin his island home. As his body continues to change, terrifying forces emerge with the power to weaponize the dead.
Weaponized is a nerve-shattering exploration of sexual identity and people’s strange relationship with tools of death. It is a Kafka-esque horror take on sexual orientation and sexually transmitted infections and how we villainize those who are different.
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