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SDCC 09: Dexter Season 4 and Gallery Updates



In the course of updating our San Diego Comic-Con 09 photo gallery, which already includes hundreds of pictures (with more to come) of horror collectibles, costumed attendees, and celebrities both on panels or just walking the convention floor, we realized the newsy bits gathered during the presentation for Showtime’s “Dexter” went out via Twitter but never made it to the site. Allow us to correct that oversight immediately.

Along with watching the debut of a 3-1/2 minute Season 4 trailer (see it here), those attending the “Dexter” panel (consisting of series regulars Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, and Jennifer Carpenter; their new co-star John Lithgow; and co-executive producers Melissa Rosenberg and Clyde Phillips) learned that 12 animated webisodes serving as a prequel to the series entitled “Dexter: Early Cuts” will be launching this fall. But first Dexter the video game is coming to iPhone & iPod Touch later this summer.

For those who came to the show by way of Jeff Lindsay’s excellent series of books that began with Darkly Dreaming Dexter, leading up to installment number four, Dexter by Design, which hits store shelves this September, “Dexter” the series and Dexter the novels will remain in separate universes with very different storylines. In other words, don’t expect to see any of the demonic elements that Lindsay introduced being portrayed on your television set.

As for Dexter and Rita’s baby, he will have already been born at the start of Season 4, and his name will be Harrison after Dex’s dad. Speaking of Dexter’s old man, James Remar fans should be glad to hear he’ll return for Season 4, helping his wayward son dig even deeper into his psyche.

Lithgow provided much of the panel’s levity, joking that his character, a serial slayer called the Trinity Killer, chose Dick Solomon [his “3rd Rock from the Sun” alter-ego] as his first victim; Michael C. Hall responded with “David Fisher was mine!” Although he’d already finished filming five episodes at the time of the SDCC, Lithgow had yet to act in a scene with Hall, and you could tell they were both chomping at the bit to have at it on screen.

You can bet we’ll be watching their relationship closely starting with the Season 4 premiere on Showtime September 27th. If you’re not quite caught up yet, Season 3 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray August 18.

Dexter Season 4 Premieres September 27th

More SDCC goodies await in the Dread Central gallery such as the Jonah Hex panel with Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, and director Jimmy Hayward; The Box‘s helmer Richard Kelly with Cameron Diaz and James Marsden; “True Blood”‘s Alan Ball and several members of the cast; the always lively “Supernatural” panel (albeit minus J&J this year); and an epic meeting of the minds between Uncle Creepy and the legendary Leslie Nielsen, who was in town to promote horror spoof Stan Helsing.

Uncle Creepy Meets Leslie Nielsen

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2



Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection



It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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DIS Review – Not for the Faint of Heart!



Starring Bill Oberst, Jr., Lori Jo Hendrix, Peter Gonzales Falcon

Directed by Adrian Corona

I’ve made this claim many a time on this website before, and in the company of film friends as well: Bill Oberst Jr. is one of those actors that can literally be thrust into ANY role, and deliver a performance with so much harnessed electricity that you couldn’t believe that it was possible. I was the lucky recipient chosen to get a look at his latest project, titled DIS, and I think that I can honestly say – this is the stuff that nightmares are constructed of.

Directed by Adrian Corona, this 60-minute dive into the black depths of hell, and in actuality DIS is located between circles # 6 and 9 in Dante’s Divine Comedy, and trust me when I tell you – there’s not a shred of comedic relief in this demented presentation. Oberst Jr plays an ex-soldier named Ariel, and his seemingly harmless jaunt through the woods will become anything but that, and judging from the film’s opening scenes, you are meant to feel as uncomfortable about this watch as any you might have checked out in recent memory.

Perversion is the norm here, and lord help you if you’re caught where you shouldn’t be…my skin’s crawling just thinking about what I saw. Ariel’s travels are basically dialogue-free, but it only adds to the infinite levels of creepiness – you can tell he’s being stalked, and the distance between he and the horrors that await are closing in rather quickly.

Visually by itself, this hour-long chiller can sell tickets without any assistance – hollowed-out buildings and long sweeping shots of a silent forest give the movie that look of complete desolation. Sliced up into three acts, the film wastes no time in setting up the story of a killer needing fresh blood to appease his Mandrake garden – seriously guys, I can’t type as much flashy stuff as there needs to be in order to describe this innately disturbing production.

If you’re one of those types who tends to shy away from the graphic side of things, then I’d HIGHLY advise you to keep your TV tuned to the Hallmark Channel for some holiday entertainment, because this one registers high on the “I can’t believe someone thought of this” meter. So the quick recap is this: Oberst Jr in a standout performance, visual excellence, and an unshakable sense of debasement on a cellular level – keep the kiddies out of the living room with this one. Corona should be lauded (or locked up – just kidding) for his work on this one – HIGHLY recommended, and one that I’ll throw down as a top 5 for me in 2017.

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Director Corona should be lauded (or locked up – just kidding) for his work on this one – HIGHLY recommended!

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