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#SDCC15: FX Taking Over the Bayfront with The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, and More!

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FX Networks’ considerable presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will take on historic proportions with the first-ever, large-scale “FX Fearless Arena” fan experience, which will consume the entire Hilton Bayfront Park next to the Convention Center. The horror highlights are a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by “The Strain” and a two-story model of this year’s “American Horror Story: Hotel.”  Also, “The Strain” is getting a massive – 238 feet wide x 226 feet tall – wrap on the Hilton Bayfront Hotel promoting the new season.

There will be displays for “The Simpsons,” “Fargo,” and “The Bastard Executioner” plus other goodies so don’t miss the FX Fearless Arena if you’re in town for the SDCC.

Fans will be able to register for the activations early by going to fxsdcc.com beginning July 7th. The first 2,500 pre-registered fans who visit the Arena will receive a free, exclusive FX Fearless giant tote bag in the Welcome Area. You must be 18 or older to participate in activations for “The Strain,” “The Bastard Executioner,” and “American Horror Story: Hotel.”

“The Strain
Prove your fearlessness by entering a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by “The Strain,” the vampire thriller from Carlton Cuse and Guillermo del Toro, based off the best-selling book trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Using the Samsung Gear VR – powered by the Galaxy Note 4, fans will be taken on a two-and-a-half-minute adventure created exclusively for Comic-Con and featuring series regular Kevin Durand (“Vasiliy Fet”). It’s the perfect preview for the second season of “The Strain,” which premieres on FX on Sunday, July 12th, at 10 PM ET/PT.

“American Horror Story: Hotel”
Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology horror series “American Horror Story” is back this fall with its fifth installment, “Hotel”; and FX is building a two-story model hotel to give viewers a taste of the era. Then fans will be able to venture inside one of eight “gifting suites” in order to capture the most flying bills and earn prizes.

“The Bastard Executioner”
“Escape the Forest” is the ideal duel inspired by Kurt Sutter’s upcoming medieval drama “The Bastard Executioner.” Visitors don the mantle of “warriors” and square off against each other to prove their prowess with a high striker, a cross-bow, and a final puzzle challenge that will help them escape the “forest” and win a TBX-themed hooded t-shirt. “The Bastard Executioner” will debut on FX this fall.

“Fargo”
Aw jeez, a blizzard in San Diego? Step inside a giant 20-foot inflatable snow globe featuring snow flurries and a façade of a Waffle Hut – a key location in the second installment of the award-winning limited series “Fargo,” which returns to FX this fall.

Numerous other on-site installations and opportunities for prizes, collectibles, and more are available:

  • “Archer”-themed water fountain shaped like Pam Poovey’s Dolphin Puppet.
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” sunscreen station.
  • Concert button giveaways for “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.”
  • The Kwik-E-Mart Truck will be on-site on Saturday, July 11th, offering free Squishees in honor of “The Simpsons,” whose entire 26-season run is available exclusively on FXX and FXNOW.
  • Sweepstakes featuring a grand prize trip to a luxury hotel in Los Angeles or New York City.
  • A mega LED wall showing clips of FX Networks shows, as well as a live social-media scroll featuring #FXSDCC.
  • Premiums including “The Bastard Executioner” t-shirts, “American Horror Story” key chains, and waffle-scented “Fargo” air fresheners.
  • Complete limited edition collectible trading card sets – and complimentary carry cases – with cards from “American Horror Story,” “Fargo,” and “The Strain.” Cards include code for a 12-day trial access to FXNOW.

THE STRAIN -- Pictured: Key Art

 

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Want a LEGO Godzilla Set? Here’s Your Chance!

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The longest-running franchises in cinema history, the Godzilla films have created a cultural icon in the form of the titular beast. Simply hearing its roar or seeing its silhouette is enough to let us know precisely what we’re looking at. Having ventured out of cinema and forayed into TV shows, comic books, video games, and countless merchandise options, Godzilla still hasn’t managed to break into one of the world’s most popular toy company: LEGO. However, that might change if BRICK_101 has their say via LEGO Ideas, where they submitted a design based on the 1954 original film!

Here’s the description from the site:
This model contains approximately 850 LEGO pieces, stands 9 inches (23 cm) tall, and measures 17 inches (44 cm) from head to tail. Godzilla has had many different designs over the years, but we based ours on the original 1954 movie. The arms, legs, jaw, and tail are hinged to allow the model to be posed in a variety of positions. In addition to Godzilla, the set also includes a small microscale train for Godzilla to stomp on or chomp on and a flame piece to represent Godzilla’s atomic breath.

The website allows people to submit their own ideas (such as this Call of Cthulhu set) and then allow the public to vote on whether or not they want to see it get made. Should the idea get 10,000 votes, it then gets moved up the ladder within LEGO’s headquarters and a decision is made to see if they want to make an official set.

So, if you want to see LEGO make an official Godzilla set, click on the link above and cast your vote!

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#Brainwaves Episode 78 Guest Announcement: Legendary Film Composer Harry Manfredini

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The Friday the 13th franchise without the music of Harry Manfredini would be like peanut butter without jelly. McDonalds without the Big Mac. Knetter without Creepy. His music defined a generation of horror fans, and few could have done it better, if at all. Now Manfredini brings his equally as unique voice to Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.

Join us this coming Wednesday, February 21st, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.

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Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at UncleCreepy@dreadcentral.com with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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Supernatural Irish Horror Beyond the Woods Hits Home Video and VOD This February

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Supernatural Irish horror Beyond the Woods makes its way to DVD and VOD from Left Films!

Shot on location in Ireland, Beyond the Woods echoes the creepy supernatural horror of recent Irish genre hits The Hallow and The Canal, with its eerie and grisly tale of an unknown evil.

Synopsis:
Seven friends meet up in the Irish countryside for a secluded weekend getaway but unfortunately for them a fiery sinkhole has opened up in the mountains nearby. It’s burning hot, spewing out sulphur and casting a hellish stench over the local area. Determined to make the most of the weekend, the group decide not to let the noxious atmosphere get to them…but it’s getting worse. Soon the troubling hallucinations begin as an ancient evil starts to take hold. What malevolent force has crawled from the sinkhole and will any of them survive the weekend?

Following a successful run on the festival circuit where it picked up the Best Feature Film Award at the World International Film Festival Montreal in 2017, Seán Breathnach’s spine-chilling low budget nightmare finally makes its way to UK and North American DVD and VOD courtesy of Left Films.

On digital/VOD February 5th, DVD February 19th.

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