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Silent Night, Zombie Night!Don’t let the title Silent Night, Zombie Night fool you. While writer/director Sean Cain is clearly paying homage to the campy 80s slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night, there’s nothing campy about his latest film.

“SNZN is really the story of three people who emotionally fall apart and come together during a zombie pandemic,” explained Cain. “So while yes, the movie is about zombies, it’s really about these three people dealing with their own issues during a horrific ordeal.”

Silent Night, Zombie Night!Taking place a week before Christmas, SNZN is about a viral outbreak that’s unleashed, turning LA citizens into the feral undead. While facing the devastating effects of the outbreak, LAPD officer Frank Talbot (Jack Forcinito) is also faced with the decision of whether or not to leave both his wife Sarah (Nadine Stenovitch) and his partner Nash (Andy Hopper).

Other SNZN cast members include genre favorites Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), as well as veteran character actor Vernon Wells (Commando, The Road Warrior).

Cain’s experience filming SNZN vastly differed when compared to his experience directing his first feature, Naked Beneath the Water. In fact, Cain said that what prepared him to get ready to make SNZN was his work on someone else’s film, not his own movie.

Silent Night, Zombie Night!“Naked was mostly shot on weekends over a period of time with mostly non-professional actors, so making SNZN was in a whole different arena for me,” said Cain. “I really gained a better understanding for movie-making when I produced a film called Someone’s Knocking on the Door, which had an 11 day shoot.

“For that film, I was the producer/1st A.D. so I had make the nuts and bolts come together each day so we could get what we needed,” Cain continued. “Like SNZN, the pre-production was about a month but SNZN had less money, so that meant less people to assist me.”

Filming for the 12-day shoot for SNZN started off well enough but near the end, Cain described the experience as “nothing short of brutal.”

Cain discussed the shoot hardships by saying, “First, we had one of our lead actors get into an accident the very same morning that they had a major scene to shoot. He even had to have surgery, so that set us back a bit. Thank God that in the end, he was fine.

“We had another shoot location where everyone got sick and I realized that there was no way we were going to get that scene in the film,” Cain added. “I have to say that I am in the editing process right now and I am not really missing that scene so luckily, it all worked out.”

Cain even had a bit of a run-in with local law enforcement. During one of the scenes that was filmed near a duplex bordering an industrial area, the police mistook the large group of the zombie actors assembled in the area for a bunch of gang-bangers.

Silent Night, Zombie Night!“I was inside and heard the cops and had no idea what was going on,” said Cain. “I suddenly realized just what the situation was and thought to myself ‘oh shit, that’s us.’ I just wish someone had thought to get some behind-the-scenes footage because it was totally surreal. Once they saw our permits, everything worked out.”

Cain decided to set SNZN around Christmas so the holiday itself would serve as a poignant backdrop for the main characters in the film.

“I think people sometimes don’t realize that you can tell an interesting story within the context of a horror movie, just as long as it’s a good story,” said Cain. “If you make a movie that shows as a director you are obviously invested in the characters and the premise you are presenting, then audiences will want to care too.”

Silent Night, Zombie Night!While the director is still in post-production with SNZN, he’s already looking towards his next project, Breath of Hate, which will again team him with ArsonCuff Entertainment (Wes Laurie of ArsonCuff penned the Breath of Hate script), who are prodcing SNZN. Cain describes it as, “Jack Ketchum-esque horror. It’s not just a horror movie but more of a film that is about the horror that we do to each other.”

Cain recently launched the website for SNZN. While Cain is the first to admit that he’s faced a lot of uphill battles early on in his directing career, he’s happy with how everything has turned out professionally so far.

“My whole life has been working towards these moments,” he enthused, “Even though it’s been tough and brutal and I’ve dealt with my fair share of bullshit over the years, I really wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s been an amazing ride so far.”

Keep it on Dread Central for more Silent Night, Zombie Night updates as the film nears completion!

Heather Wixson

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands

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In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You

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Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

Storymind Entertainment social media links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/StorymindEnt
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storymindent
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StorymindEnt

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!

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I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

Synopsis:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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