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Exclusive Set Visit: Deon Taylor’s Dark Christmas / Updates on Chain Letter and Dead Tone

It’s not often that you get an opportunity to talk extensively with both Bud Bundy and the Candyman all in one day. But that was just one of the treats from this writer’s visit to the set of Dark Christmas, which appropriately lensed last week in Sacramento.

Starring David Faustino as a darkly comedic version of himself looking to reinvent his public persona based on the success of his vindictive reality show called “Clown’d”, Dark Christmas is one part of the next upcoming Nite Tales horror anthology from writer/director Deon Taylor.

Taylor’s first Nite Tales feature film anthology debuted in 2008, with a subsequent TV series spin-off that started in 2009. Dark Christmas also stars Tony Todd (interview here), April Scott, Miguel Nunez, Tiny Lister and former NFL star Ephraim Salaam.

While on set, this writer sat down with Taylor, Faustino, and Todd to discuss the details surrounding the project and had a chance to check out all the behind-the-scenes fun with the cast and crew.

In addition to talking all things Dark Christmas with us, Taylor also gave us some updates on two of his upcoming films already in the can – Dead Tone and Chain Letter.

Dead Tone is coming out on February 9th,” said Taylor. “If you love horror, if you love Rutger Hauer, if you love axes swinging and people’s heads getting chopped off — then you will love Dead Tone. It’s about a group of college kids that go to a cabin in the woods with a lot of twists and turns. I don’t want to say anything more so I don’t give it away.

What I can say is that I am really excited about Chain Letter too. It’s one of the first horror films that taps into the world right now and our obsession with our cell phones, our Blackberrys, our iPhones — it shows how technology will be the death of us. I also think I might have the coolest kills for 2010, no lie.

Guess we’re going to have to wait until March 2010 to see if Chain Letter does deliver the goods.

For now, we’ve got some Dread Central exclusive pictures for you to enjoy from the set of Dark Christmas, as well as a pretty badass set visit video.

After the set visit video, check out another exclusive from the set of Dark Christmas — David Faustino waxing nostalgic on his “Married with Children” days. Hey, it may not be horror related, but everyone loves The Bundys!

Special thanks to Deon Taylor, Diana Erwin, and the cast and crew of Dark Christmas for being so accommodating on the set to Dread Central. Special thanks as well to Brian Smith for shooting and editing the videos on behalf of Dread Central.

Check out the goods below and look for more soon!

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

Set Visit: Deon Taylor's Dark Christmas  (click for larger image)

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9 Comments

  1. NITE TALES HAS ACTUALLY BEEN OUT ON DVD’S. I THINK I’M GONNA GO PICK UP A COPY. FLAV MAY BE AN UGLY ASS MOFO, BUT HE’S THE FUNNIEST GUY ON TV NOMSANG? YEA COZ IS YO BOI FLAVOR FLAAAAVVVVVV!!!

    • Thanks for the info! I’ll be seeing it. Really looking forward to their newest movie chain letter tho. Brad Dourif + Michael Bailey Smith will be a great presentation. They are legends at what they do.

  2. When’s Nite Tales Dark Christmas coming out? Looking forward to that one (though by these pictures and the films, I think I’ll get more laughs than scares, but it’s all good!)

    Thanks for the vids!

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