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Filmmaker Sean Cain, who’s currently mixing sound for his holiday ghoul opus Silent Night, Zombie Night, sat down with Dread Central yesterday to give us an update on that project, as well as his currently-casting Velvet Hammer Films/ArsonCuff Entertainment feature Breath of Hate, which “centers around a young woman in the escort business, who on her last job is confronted by a trio of escaped mental patients looking to change the world; one victim at a time” (according to the film’s PR).

Joining the Breath of Hate cast (which includes Ezra Buzzington of The Hills Have Eyes redux as Hate and Tim Muskatell of Silent Night, Zombie Night as Poot, a pot-smoking pimp) are Monique (Play Time) Parent, Elske (Jessicka Rabid) McCain, Ricardo (Easter Bunny Kill! Kill!) Gray and Trista Robinson. The latter two portray the maniacal-dinosaur loving Cleb and the underage Lolita-like Tabbi, respectively.

Cain has additionally tapped Nickolas (New Terminal Hote) Rossi to serve as his director of photography and Mario Salvucci as the film’s composer. Breath of Hate is slated to shoot late this summer.

As for scoring Silent Night, Zombie Night, Cain tells Dread, “It was originally reported that Jaye Luckett was the composer, but due to circumstances these duties have been taken over by Mario Salvucci. I first discovered him after listening to the soundtrack for the upcoming Jessicka Rabid. It was a beautiful haunting score that seemed like something you would hear on a major Hollywood film rather than this low budget grindhouse type horror film.

As for wrapping up Silent Night, Zombie Night’s splatter sequences (the practical FX gags and makeup were provided by Tom Devlin of 1313FX), Cain brought onboard Jeff (Werewolf in a Woman’s Prison) “to enhance some of the blood gags,” which if you look at the film’s existing trailer below, are already pretty gratuitous. “He’s done a great job and the picture was locked this week upon completion of these effects.

With sound design and music scheduled to be completed by the end of the month, Cain looks to enter Silent Night, Zombie Night in Rachel Belofsky’s highly-regarded L.A. horror film festival Screamfest, which runs this October. The UK/European premiere will “be in conjunction with GoreZone Magazine’s Weekend of Horror that takes place on October 31 thru November 1,” says Cain, although an exact date and place of screening is still to be determined.

For more on both Breath of Hate and Silent Night, Zombie Night, visit the official Velvet Hammer Films site and as always, stick to Dread for further developments.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

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In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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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 could never have imagined.

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