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Exclusive: Jesse Garcia Talks Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn; Trailer Debut!

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The long-awaited return of the El Rey Network/Miramax supernatural crime saga “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is set for Tuesday, August 25th; and to help get you ready for it, today we have an exclusive interview with series co-star Jesse Garcia, who plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, along with the Season 2 trailer premiere.

With 10 all-new, action-packed hour-long episodes, Season 2 of the horror/crime drama delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other, and their souls. Jesse shares a bit of what we can expect.

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Dread Central: Season 1 of “From Dusk Till Dawn” is so layered and textured – it pays homage to the movie, but it also pleases new, younger fans who have high expectations for series TV. “FDTD” Season 1 really upped the ante… and judging from the trailer for Season 2, things are going to get even bloodier! So, how’s Freddie going to handle that, and what are some of the new challenges he will face in Season 2?

Jesse Garcia: Freddie is adjusting to his new life in a world that he didn’t know existed. He’s having to learn how to negotiate his life with his career and family and keeping them safe and away from culebras and all that other supernatural stuff. It got hella bloody last season, and now that his ancestral blood has been awakened, he’s only getting smarter and stronger and is gonna fuck up whoever he has to to keep his family safe and put the smack down on them evil-ass bisshes!

DC: I saw a list of some of the guest stars slated for Season 2 – all I can say is, “Wow!” But I’ll bet you can say more. What kinds of characters do they play, and what’s Freddie’s interaction with them?

JG: Man, we have a heavy roster for Season 2! Jake Busey is back as Sex Machine, being his creepy-ass, perverted self. As Sex Machine of course. Jake’s not nearly as creepy in real life (winky-face emoticon.) We’ve got Danny Trejo holding it down as The Regulator. His presence is real! Esai Morales, all regal and shit, as Malvado. Watch out for his pinky fingernail. Jeff Fahey brings the knowledge as Uncle Eddie. Briana Evigan, like you’ve never seen her before, as Sonja. Demi Lovato also makes a highly memorable appearance. And my dear, dear friend Emily Rios, whom I had the pleasure of working with again after our first big film, Quinceañera. She… kills it! Unfortunately, because my storyline didn’t cross into most of the guest stars, I didn’t get to share the screen with many of them. I can’t say much about the upcoming season, but I will say Freddie and Sex Machine’s feud isn’t over.

DC: Robert Rodriguez is, of course, a legend in the genre and certainly is one of the most hands-on filmmakers, showrunners. and artists out there… even after all these years, he still has obvious enthusiasm for a tale he told back in the mid-90s. Since you know him, to what do you attribute his ongoing creativity and love of this story?

JG: I wish I knew what Robert’s secret was! He just has an unlimited imagination and doesn’t put boundaries on his creativity or others’. Yeah. I wish I had a better answer. He’s a MF’n beast!

DC: Freddie is a new character – he was not in the film, right? – so, how did you and Robert work together to create him, and what is your favorite thing about playing him? And your least favorite?

JG: Because Freddie is a new character, we had a clean slate. He’s a young Texas Ranger, taken under the wing of Earl McGraw [played by Don Johnson in the series]. My life and Freddie’s kind of paralleled each other’s as I’ve never been a lead in a series before, and as I grew as an actor, Freddie grew into his role as a seasoned Texas Ranger. Freddie turns into a badass, which is awesome because I’m just a big ol softy. I don’t have a least favorite thing about playing Freddie. Are you crazy?!? I’m having a blast!

DC: In your opinion, why does the fascination in vampires persist in pop culture over so many decades? From the Bram Stoker book to “Penny Dreadful” to Twilight to “From Dusk Till Dawn”… those suckers are everywhere! (And, what kinds of mayhem can we expect from the Season 2 “FDTD” vamps?)

JG: I think the fascination of immortality, eternal youth, superhuman strength and speed is just plain ol’ sexy. Even when vampires turn into beasts, there’s a beauty about them that is intriguing. You want to be them. You want to be among them. The cullers in Season 2 of “FDTD” are no different. Sexy, powerful, fascinating… Expect more blood, vicious kills, and more “How the fuck did they do that?!?” moments! The hair and makeup teams and cast and crew of Season 2 killed it again. Their work is impeccable. Impossible without them. They raise the game. Such an honor.

Our thanks to Jesse for his time.  Now check out the trailer below courtesy of IMDb, and be sure to tune in TONIGHT for “Dusk Returns” on the El Rey Network, premiering at 8PM ET.

“DUSK RETURNS” – Premiering Tuesday, July 7, at 8:00 PM ET
Season 2 of El Rey Network/Miramax’s supernatural crime saga “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other, and their souls. Fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez and his artistic collective: Showrunner/Exec Producer Carlos Coto, Writer/Exec Producer Diego Gutierrez; Costume Designer Nina Proctor, Stunt Coordinator JJ Dashnaw, SFX Supervisor Bob Trevino; and returning cast members D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Wilmer Valderrama, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo as well as new cast members Danny Trejo, Esai Morales, Jeff Fahey, and more.

The one-hour special contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design as well as a sneak peek at iconic sets, some reimagined from the cult-classic movie of the same name, including the Titty Twister, and new sets and locals as the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez.

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About “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” Season 2:
With 10 all-new, action-packed hour-long episodes, Season 2 of the horror/crime drama delves into a new and unexpected chapter for the characters after a night at the Titty Twister ripped apart everything they knew about themselves, each other, and their souls.

Returning cast members D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, and guest star Jake Busey are joined in the show’s sophomore season by Danny Trejo as “The Regulator,” Esai Morales as “Lord Amancio Malvado,” Jeff Fahey as “Uncle Eddie Cruickshank,” and Briana Evigan as “Sonja Lam.”

Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network’s founder and chairman and creator of the 1995 cult-classic film of the same name, directs the season premiere and finale; additional directors include showrunner Carlos Coto, Eduardo Sanchez, Alejandro Brugués, Joe Menendez, and Dwight Little.

In Season 2 the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. It also deepens and complicates the core relationships between the characters, while adding new faces and new dynamics. Our characters are all living in very separate worlds – Santánico (Gonzalez) and Richie are outside Houston, doing their best Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs. Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Soo Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a Miramax production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, and Sugarcane Entertainment. Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, showrunner Carlos Coto, writer Diego Gutierrez, FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine and Daniel Pipski.

Miramax is distributing “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” internationally in all territories.

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Check Out the Opening 2 Minutes of Another WolfCop

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It was just earlier today that we brought you guys The Dude Design’s the newest poster for writer-director Lowell Dean’s horror-comedy sequel Another WolfCop.

And now we have the movie’s opening 2 minutes!

The clip showcases the new flick’s villain trying to sell us on his “Chicken Milk Beer” before losing his cool and taking it out the commercial’s crew. We then cut to a ragtag group of criminals, dressed as homeless Santas trying to outrun the cops.

A fun two-minutes if you ask me!

You can check out Another WolfCop‘s opening scene below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

The film is written and directed by Lowell Dean, produced by Bernie Hernando, Deborah Marks, and Hugh Patterson, and distributed worldwide by Cineplex.

Another WolfCop co-stars Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, and Serena Miller. The film also features special appearances from Canadian music icon Gowan and legendary filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was executive produced by Sean Buckley, J. Joly, Bill Marks, Brian Wideen, Michael Kennedy, and Michael Hirsch.

The film is slated for a wide Cineplex theatrical release on Friday, December 8, 2017, with the film seeing a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital home entertainment release through A71 and Black Fawn in 2018.

Synopsis:

A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the crime-fighting hellion WolfCop. Although the Shape Shifters controlling the town have been extinguished, Woodhaven is far from returning to normal. Lou’s liquor-fueled antics and full moon outbursts are seriously testing his relationship with Officer Tina Walsh – the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a homicidal new villain has emerged from the shadows looking to finish what the Shape Shifters started. To defeat this lethal adversary, it will take more than a lone wolf packing a pistol.

Prepare for the next chapter of WolfCop that will be more dirty and hairy than the original! Consider yourself warned.

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The Axiom Review – A Stylish and Clever Slice of Independent Horror

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Starring Hattie Smith, Zac Titus, Nicole Dambro

Directed by Nicholas Woods


The Axiom is an ambitious, well directed, impressively acted and stunningly shot independent horror film that has just a few, teensy little flaws holding it back from greatness (and therefore will have to settle for just being really, really good, instead).

The first thing you realize when watching The Axiom is that this is a beautiful film. Everything is framed and shot in a lush and stylish manner, but one which is always tonally appropriate for the scene.

The second thing you’ll notice, and keep noticing as the film plays out, is that the movie really struck gold with this cast. Not only is there a total lack of the sort of stilted and unnatural acting seen in countless other microbudget horror affairs, but the performances are genuinely fantastic across the board. The main characters are believably chill and relatably normal in the early scenes, and the acting remains just as impressive once things start getting a bit more… intense. It’s not often that an independent horror film has so many good performances that it makes it hard to pick the movie’s acting VIP, but that is undeniably the case here. Taylor Flowers delivers what is probably the showiest performance (and does it very well, indeed), but the entire cast really is quite good.

The central premise of the film is both interesting and original, and touches upon the real life fact (given some recent attention in the ‘Missing 411’ books and documentary) that a lot more people sure seem to go missing out in the woods than seems reasonable, while simultaneously weaving all sorts of folklore, fairy tales and urban legends into the mix. It’s also clever in the way that it very naturally reveals aspects to the relationships between characters that serve to later – or sometimes retroactively – explain some of the more questionable decisions they make or attitudes they display. While that may sound like screenwriting 101, it’s surprising how many films fail to do this. The Axiom rewards the viewer’s attention in other ways as well, with many aspects of the movie that initially feel odd or unnatural receiving reasonable explanations (within the context of the movie) by the end. It’s not quite as challenging (or as rewarding) in this regard as, say, something like Session 9, but it does add a nice layer of complexity to the storytelling.

The film’s score, by Leo Kaliski, is also quite good. There may be a moment here or there where the music hits an overly familiar beat, but overall it not only fits the movie’s tone, but does quite a bit to help set that tone as well.

The only thing that I don’t feel the movie quite pulls off – and I’m trying to be vague here, because I feel like the less you know going into this film, the better – is some of the makeup effects work. The gore stuff is very well executed, but some of the other stuff feels like it was crafted with the intention of shooting it in a more… stylized manner. Instead, filmed as it is here, the result is sometimes less than impressive and can fail to make the impact that the movie seems to be implying that it should. And while some of what the makeup effects lack in execution is made up for with the ingenuity and creativity of their design, it’s still a bit of a shame when they don’t quite pull them off because, aside from a few niggles that I have with the writing, the effects are the only aspect of the film that occasionally fails to live up to the high level of technical proficiency that The Axiom otherwise demonstrates.

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

  • Man, the acting in this movie is really good. The dialogue may stumble once or twice, but these actors always sell it anyway.
  • Give back Mia Sara’s DNA, Hattie Smith!
  • If you’re going to put your female lead in shorts this small, I hope you’re not sensitive to viewers unleashing a nonstop parade of “Has anyone seen my pants / OH GOD WHERE ARE MY PANTS!” jokes.
  • “You just pop this here ‘Blair Witch Stick Person / Anarchy sign’ sticker up on that there windshield of yours, and them park rangers? Well – heh heh – they won’t bother you none, no sir.” Hmmmmm…
  • The film really is shot amazingly well – better than a lot of mainstream releases. Cinematographer Sten Olson has a real future ahead of him.
  • As does writer / director Nicholas Woods, for that matter. Any director who can get this level of quality out of their cast and crew on their first ever film is someone to keep an eye on.
  • “I’ll make a run for it and get help,” says the female lead, and I’m like “Yeah, let her go – she has no pants to weigh her down.”
  • The gore effects in the movie are both realized and utilized very well.
  • Welcome back to horror movies, “I’ll be right back” dialogue spoken unironically by and/or to ill-fated characters.
  • The Axiom
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Summary

In the end, The Axiom is a solid and entertaining flick that manages to wring a level of quality and originality out of the somewhat tired “Don’t Go in the Woods” horror subgenre not seen since 2012’s Cabin in the Woods. The cinematography and acting are hugely impressive, it features a nice, unnerving score, the premise is original and captivating, and the whole thing moves at a nice pace that helps keep the film’s flaws from dragging it down.

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – First Trailer and Artwork!

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As a fan of flicks like Mad Monster Party, I was surprisingly pleased with the last two Hotel Transylvania affairs. For my money you can put the classic monsters in just about anything, and I’ll watch it happily, and these animated features feel like a natural progression of the 1967 Rankin and Bass classic. Which is why I’m looking forward to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and if you are too, check out the film’s new trailer and poster.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who co-wrote the film with Michael McCullers, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mel Brooks.

Look for it in theaters on July 13, 2018.

Synopsis:
In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans.

But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

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