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#SDCC15: American Horror Story: Hotel Characters Revealed; Scream Queens to Include Halloween Homage

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On Sunday (July 12) at San Diego Comic-Con, “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “Scream Queens” shared the stage in Hall H, and we have some of the highlights here for you, including character names for the former and a very special tribute to Halloween in the latter.

First, regarding “AHS: Hotel,” per EW the cast members who were present revealed their character names for the upcoming fifth season: Matt Bomer will play Donovan, Kathy Bates is Iris, Angela Bassett stars as Ramona, Evan Peters takes the role of Mr. March, and Sarah Paulson will bring Hypodermic Sally to villainous life. All of them fall on the “bad” side of the good/bad spectrum.

As for Lady Gaga’s character, per Variety she’ll also be bad — by choice. “She said, ‘I want to be evil,’” series creator Ryan Murphy recalled of his first meeting with Gaga. “I said, ‘You came to the right place.’”

“It was one of the weirdest things of my career ever,” Murphy continued, recalling how Gaga approached him for her part. “‘Horror Story’ has a lot of fans obviously, and I get calls from some people… how it happened with Gaga is she wrote and said, ‘I love the show; would you consider putting me on it?’ And I wrote back, ‘Yes. CAPS CAPS…’ The best call ever is, ‘Please wait for Gaga’… and she got on the phone and could not have been lovelier.”

She will shoot all of her episodes during one window to accommodate her busy schedule. “She likes to do one thing at one time,” Murphy explained, confirming that she will only be acting, not singing this season.

It sounds like Pepper and Sister Mary Eunice are just the start of cross-over characters.  “Things are connected,” Murphy said. “This season you’ll see more and more and more of that. Characters from previous seasons will come check in to the hotel.”

Moving on to “Scream Queens,” the most interesting thing we heard is that Jamie Lee Curtis revealed there will be an homage to Halloween in the series. She also took a bit of a dig at the genre in which she got her start: Curtis applauded Murphy and the writing team, explaining that she was attracted to the project because of the quality of writing. “For somebody who spent her life in horror films that honestly weren’t written well, it’s an honor.” But she was so damn funny, explaining that she didn’t have time for SDCC before because “I’ve been selling yogurt that makes you shit for six years,” that we forgive her. She also said that you’ll think you know about each character, but then things will happen and you’ll want to keep watching. Murphy, who never would have agreed to do the show if Curtis hadn’t signed on, said, “If you’re going to hire Jamie Lee Curtis, you want to see her kicking ass and fighting back and all those things that I loved her doing. I’m actually writing a scene now where she’s fighting three killers.” She’s also getting an 18-year-old sex partner on the show. (No wonder the 56-year-old actress said yes!)  We’ll be meeting this season’s main killer in the premiere episode, but the cast members still don’t know who it is. “If you go back and watch that episode at the end, I think it’s very clear,” he said. Lea Michele suggested her character, Hester, who wears a neck brace, “Maybe her neck brace is her motive — she’s like, get this thing off me!” Reiterating what we’ve heard previously, Murphy explained the “Scream Queens” structure: “There are survivors that go on to a different location, and the characters that you have grown to love, many of them will go on to the next season — and many will not.”

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Samuel L. Jackson Wraps on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

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That was fast. It was just two weeks ago that we shared your first on-set look at Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Unbreakable/Split sequel, and today we have news that Jackson has wrapped his role.

The update comes to us directly from Shyamalan himself who took to Twitter to let us all know that not only has Sam Jackson wrapped his role in Glass, but there is only one week left of filming overall.

Here is his tweet:

Does this mean the crew has gathered up enough footage to give us all a teaser trailer in the near future? I would think so, so let’s not be too surprised if that’s just what we get before the end of the year.

Fingers crossed.

The film is written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Anya-Taylor Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, and Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass.

Glass hits theaters January 18, 2019.

Synopsis:

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

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Short Film: Tony Morales’ Hada Will Creep You Out

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Here at Dread Central, we are always on the lookout to peep and share cool new horror shorts from around the web. Case in point, director Tony Morales’ Hada.

The short film was selected for 260 festivals and received 50 awards, and you can now check it out in its entirety below.

I watched it this past weekend and there were more than a few shots contained within that chilled my bones. All about those feet moving up onto the bed. Brr. That’s all I’ll say.

Actually, I’ll say a (tiny) bit more: Someone needs to give Morales a shot at one of the new Conjuring-universe films. I think he’d knock it out of the park.

Watch the flick and you’ll see what I mean.

Again, you can check out the short below and then after giving the film a viewing, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below!

You can become a fan of the short film on Facebook HERE.

Synopsis:

Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because his last child tooth has fallen out. What Daniel doesn´t expect is that his worst enemy is the light.

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31

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The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

SYNOPSIS:
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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