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Misha Collins’ GISHWHES Returns to Spread Benevolent Mayhem in 2015

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The folks behind “Supernatural” certainly knew what they were doing when they cast Misha Collins as an angel… few people have devoted more of themselves to charitable work than he has, and he has announced that GISHWHES (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is back.

The event is a worldwide scavenger hunt that tens of thousands of people from over 100 countries participate in each year as they complete exciting, inspiring, and unconventional challenges (“Items”) intended to break people outside of their comfort zone, spread kindness, and create social good within their respective communities.

We have a highlight video and more info to share below.

From the Press Release:
GISHWHES is back for another year. The annual, seven-time Guinness World Record-winning worldwide scavenger hunt created by The CW’s “Supernatural” star Misha Collins will take place August 1-8, 2015, in more than 100 countries. Tens of thousands of participants from over 100 countries will complete bizarre, beautiful, and inspiring challenges (“Items”) that will encourage laughter, disbelief, and occasionally tears.

This year’s winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the jungles of Costa Rica with Misha Collins. Teams or individuals can register for the 2015 scavenger hunt at gishwhes.com until Monday, July 20th.

During its first four years, the Hunt has had some surprising impact worldwide, with thousands of hunters (“Gishers”) participating in crowd-stopping public performances, tear-jerking community service projects, and creating newsworthy art. Last year the Hunt’s impact traveled to outer space when NASA named a mountain on Mars “Gishwhes.” This year William Shatner has formed a team, with additional celebrity guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Hunt has become this wild, crazy event where I think participants surprise themselves with what they achieve and what they’re willing to do. For one week they really get to step out of what ‘normal’ is for them and experience this wild and scary reality where anything is possible,” said Misha Collins, founder of GISHWHES . “Anything goes with the Hunt, and the testimonials range from ‘This has been the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done!’ to ‘You broke up my marriage, Misha!’”

Each team is comprised of 15 participants. Individuals register and can either be assigned into a team of 14 new global friends, or they can build a team using their friends and family. Partial teams of friends are accepted as well, and the Hunt’s organizers will match those teams with other worldwide participants to create a full team at the end of registration. There is no need to live in the same city, or even country, to complete these tasks. The team that scavenges the most items with the highest quality of submissions joins Misha Collins on the all-expenses-paid trip to an exotic locale. Previous winners of GISHWHES have traveled with Collins to a haunted castle in Scotland and sailed on a pirate ship in Croatia.

Past items have included “kindness” acts like performing a sock puppet show at a children’s hospital or feeding the homeless to “artistic” tasks such as creating portraits of celebrities out of coffee grounds or stop-motion videos of cabbage patch dolls to “wacky” challenges such as dressing up as frogs and leap-frogging in Starbucks or going through a TSA checkpoint in snorkeling gear.

GISHWHES is the single largest donor to Random Acts 501c3 and has broken several Guinness World Records, including “the most charitable pledges worldwide” and, just as important, “the most individuals dressed as French Maids in one location.”

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Alien: Covenant’s Carmen Ejogo Joins True Detective Season 3

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“From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows…”

The first season of HBO’s “True Detective” was one of the best seasons ever put on a TV screen. Hands down. The second season was another story altogether. While not a complete waste of time (Colin Farrell owed) the season was basically merely ‘meh’.

But what about “True Detective” season 3?

Well, a few months back it was announced that the third season had been greenlit by HBO, with creator Nic Pizzolatto returning to pen the series and director Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) taking the helm of the episodes.

Today we have news that Carmen Ejogo – who you may recognize Ejogo from such recent fright flicks as It Comes at Night, Alien: Covenant, and The Purge: Anarchy – will be joining the previously announced Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) for Season 3.

Ejogo will play the female lead, Amelia Reardon, who THR describes as “an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.”

Nice Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.

Synopsis:

A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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Danielle Harris Tried to Get Jamie Lloyd into New Halloween Movie

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One of the top films all of us are looking forward to the most here at Dread Central is Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel/reboot thing to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

The new Halloween (2018) film is written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green and is all set to be directed by Green this year. Recently we learned that original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis was going to be returning to the new film.

Not only that, but Curtis’ classic character Laurie Strode would have a daughter… played by Judy Greer. But what about Danielle Harris?

After all, Harris was the star of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Curse of Michael Myers. Let alone, she had a starring role in both Rob Zombie’s remake and it’s sequel. So how about the new film?

Turns out Harris tried to get her character Jamie Llyod (aka the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode) from Halloween 4 and 5 into the new film… but she was turned down by Blumhouse and the new creative team. That sucks.

Harris was pretty bummed about the whole deal and took to Facebook recently to clear the air. You can check out quotes from her video, along with the video itself, below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know how much you would have liked to see Harris return to Halloween in the comments below or on social media!

“What I am bummed about is… [Laurie] has a daughter,” Harris says. “I was okay with it when she had a son… but they’re saying it’s the last one and… she has a daughter. And it’s not Jamie. It’s just kind of a bummer, I guess. I think somebody had said, it wouldn’t have hurt the movie to have Jamie reunited with [Laurie]. But that didn’t happen.”

“We did put in a call, thought it’d be kinda cool even just to have a little flashback…” She continues. “They were not interested. So. I tried.”

Blumhouse’s Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.

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Jordan Peele Is Open to the Idea of Get Out Sequel

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Recently we shared the baffling news that this year, the Golden Globes were considering writer-director Jordan Peele’s psychological horror-thriller Get Out a comedy.

Hurm. While that bit of news still doesn’t make a bit of sense to me, today we have an update on Jordan Peele’s possible sequel Get Out 2. Which is always welcome.

Deadline was recently speaking with the filmmaker and Peele told them that although he still hasn’t cracked the sequel, if he comes up with a fresh spin he would have no problem revisiting the first film.

“I haven’t decided anything yet,” Peele told the site. “I am allowing the creative part to bubble up, and not force it. I know if a follow-up is meant to happen, it will. I’m open to figuring out what it is. But I also don’t want to let down the original and its fans. I simply would not do something like that for the cash.”

Good to hear!

I don’t know about you, but if Jordan Peele does decide to revisit the world of Get Out again in the future, I will be there. After reading these comments, I have faith the man will not return unless the story deserves it. Money be damned!

Unless… the sequel is called Sell Out… Ooohh. Snap. All jokes aside, in this world of sequels and remakes, it feels pretty damn good to hear a filmmaker talk this way.

What do you think of a Get Out sequel? Do you think the first film needs a continuation? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

You can buy Get Out on Blu-ray HERE.

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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

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