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The Weekly Wrap-Up: April 26-May 2, 2009



The Weekly Wrap-Up: April 26-May 2, 2009

Instead of specific films, TV shows, or books, the April 26-May 2, 2009, edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up focuses on the men and women behind them. The unsung heroes who give us their blood, sweat, and tears to ensure we have a good time while watching the screen or reading the page. To them, this Woman says, “Thanks for your efforts! And keep ’em coming!”

  • First up, director Jaume Collet-Serra, who won me over with his declaration of passion for exploring the dark side of human nature. If his goals for his newest project, Orphan, pan out as he explains them, then it could turn out to be one of the year’s best, or at least most disturbing.

  • Next is JT Petty, who both wrote and directed the kickass Western/horror hybrid The Burrowers. I’m not sure the review we have here on the site does it justice. If you have a hankering for something atypical and off the beaten path, but still very high quality, do yourself a favor and buy or rent it asap.

  • Third we have Perseus, or should I say casting directors Elaine Grainger and Lucinda Syson. It isn’t often we see names like Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Danny Huston, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, and Alexa Davalos all on one project. Provided helmer Louis Leterrier can keep them all focused, 2010’s Clash of the Titans is shaping up to be one for the ages.

  • Speaking of a plethora of talent, how about the one-man army of ambition known as Kevin Grevioux? He’s currently writing the comic series I, Frankenstein, which will be followed up by the feature film version to be directed by Patrick Tatopoulos, who’s also doing the creature design. Not one to rest on his laurels (or even, apparently, rest at all), Grevioux was also just signed to direct a live action adaptation of his graphic novel The Pale Horsemen.

  • The last entry in our Fabulous Five for this week is F/X creator extraordinaire Robert Kurtzman, whose makeup effects designs for Jennifer Lynch’s Hisss are stunning. A trailer for the film leaked out for a few precious hours, and parts of it look utterly mind-blowing. The pictures we’ve seen are nothing compared to the real thing.
  • Since I’m as much in favor of expanding minds as blowing them, I was glad to see Dread Central starting its own online anthology comic strip, Hard-Boiled Horror Tales, which adeptly combines horror monsters with old school gangster pulps. Therefore, instead of my typical Story of the Week, this time it’s the Woman’s Artist of the Week: Doug Slack. Doug’s our kind of guy. His blog profile claims “nerd credentials” that include owning the Shogun Warriors Godzilla toy, complete with launchable hand, from 1979; having over 30 boxes of comic books stored in the attic; and sharing a dining experience with Tom Savini. But never mind all that. Take a gander at “The Hit Got Hairy” to see what I mean. The panel below is just a sample of the goodness that awaits. Unfortunately, things ain’t looking quite so promising for Slick and his boys.

    Doug Slack's The Hit Got Hairy from Hard-Boiled Horror Tales

    Until next time …

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    Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD



    We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

    The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

    What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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    #Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!



    We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

    Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, 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 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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    The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!



    Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

    Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

    Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

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