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Initial Cast Announced for Toho’s Shin Godzilla; First Plot Details!



Shin Gojira

Oh yes… With each passing day we take comfort in the fact right now Toho is filming its own Godzilla film entitled Shin Gojira. Speaking of which, we have the first bit of casting news and plot details for you.

Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara are the first actors announced that are in danger of being stomped upon.

The good folks over at the Gormaru Island Facebook page have translated the following article which is home to the first plot and character details. Note:  We took what they translated and shaped it into sentences that actually make sense.

Shin Gojira

Shin Gojira takes place in modern-day Japan, which has suffered an attack by the Big G. It isn’t long until the United States gets involved in the chaos as a means to try to help.

For the cast, the choice to join Shin Gojira was an unnerving one as everyone felt intense pressure given how big of an icon Godzilla is. However, upon reading the script by Hideaki Anno and his directing and writing partner Shinji Higuchi, everyone decided to sign up for active duty.

Japanese actor Hiromi Hasegawa is the male lead character. Hasegawa’s character is an honest and straightforward kind of guy.

Yutaka Takenouchi plays the role of a Japanese government official who’s seen his country devastated. In the article Takenouchi states that this 29th Godzilla film, like the 1954 film, will be one of the strongest Godzilla entries into the series.

Satomi Ishihara plays a U.S. Agent and the heroine in the movie. Apparently, Ishihara herself shed tears while reading the script for Shin Godzilla at home. She went on to say that the pressure weighs even heavier on her because as the heroine of a Godzilla film, she feels greatly responsible to deliver the best performance she possibly can.

New Godzilla Actors

The article also goes on to say that Godzilla (2014) has set the height bar of the creature at 108 meters, but Shin Gojira is expected to exceed that, thereby becoming the largest incarnation of Godzilla to date.

Executive producer Yamauchi confirms that Shin Gojira IS the official movie title. As the title indicates, Shin Gojira is meant to be an expression of resurrecting the true Godzilla. This Godzilla will invoke the fear of God into everyone whose path he comes across, a testament to the “God” part of his namesake.

Co-writer/co-director Hideaki Anno states that the film’s title will also have a variety of meanings given the feelings that everyone invested into both the icon Godzilla and the film itself. Shin Gojira started production on August 10th, shooting in the Kanato suburbs of Japan, and plans are to complete filming at the end of October.

Shin Gojira will release in summer 2016.

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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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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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