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Nightbreed Uncut Report: Wondering What You Didn’t See? We’ve Got the Answers!

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We reported a few months ago that the lost footage from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed had been found. Shortly after that an announcement came that the uncut print of the film would be shown to fans in attendance at the March HorrorHound convention in Indianapolis. The film was shown to a standing room only crowd and we’ve got the goods on what was added!

Big thanks to DC reader Gorebath for sending in the following report and review!

Nightbreed Uncut Report: Wondering What You Didn't Seen? We've Got the Answers!This was the true definition of “workprint”, not the kind that most of you have downloaded, but a real clear rough cut that showed Clive’s true vision. The run time on this baby was about 150 minutes. All of this without the Decker murders and a lot of other scenes(mostly involving the breed).

The Cons:
There was no music and some of the dialog was missing (especially in the new footage). The middle half of the reel had the audio track off by 5 seconds, which was really annoying but tolerable. There was no dubbing, so when you hear Peloquin say “fuck the law” it’s hysterical because Oliver Parker, the actor, has a higher pitched voice, which obviously didn’t match the scene.

Some of the footage NEEDED to be cut. Some boring romantic crap in the beginning and some REDNECKS GONE WILD country driving on the way to Midian for the assault, to name a few.

Also, the new footage of the breed was so bland … I think it was because this workprint was minus some special effects. One scene was right out of Night of the Living Dead, where a cop keeps shooting one of the breed, but he gets back up after each shot and ultimately fucks the cop up. Cool, yeah, but the breed looked like my Grandpa and nothing like I thought that Clive could have come up with.

You’d figure that with 150 minutes, we’d get some better character development. Sad to say this isn’t true in most cases. I really wanted to see more of the Breed and understand them more, but that wasn’t the case in this cut. Granted, there is some footage of new Breed that we’ve never seen before, but Clive didn’t give us a chance to know, or care, about them.

The Pros:
More Decker means More Awesome. Especially since there are multiple scenes of him talking to his mask (and his mask talking back to him). That’s just a fact that no one can dispute. Also having more screen time is the Sheriff and most of this stuff is so over the top hysterical, I can’t understand WHY they didn’t put this in the film. The final 3rd of the film is where most of the uncut footage takes place. From the armory, where we get some really great scenes, to the final assault which totally changed the dynamics of the film. We get more Berserker footage but it was nothing to write home to Mom about. There really is a war in this newer footage and I think the uncut DVD would do this film justice.

Now to the Meat:

Yes, we have the scene with the beheading of Narcisse. Thumbs up.
Yes, we have the scene with the hilltop and Lori stabbing herself. It was…..okay.
Yes, there is more footage of the Berserkers. I was kind of hoping to get an explanation of the how and why, but that didn’t happen.
Yes, the priest does murder the sheriff, in a much more gruesome way, in the finale and he goes into detail about hunting down Cabal.

This definitive cut NEEDS to be restored and re-released to the horror fans. I figure of the extra hour or so of footage viewed, 45 minutes would be awesome to be put in an uncut DVD. Morgan Creek, get off your asses and do something for us horror fans. You also owe it to Clive Barker.”

We can only hope, Gorebath. We can only hope!

Uncle Creepy

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Knock Knock! Who’s There? An 80s-Inspired Horror Comedy

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The 80s have never been hotter! Hell, not even in the 80s! The decade of high hair gave us plenty of horror classics, some of which are revered and emulated by younger filmmakers around the world. Case in point: the new short film Knock Knock, which was inspired by the love of VHS monster movies like Fright Night, The Monster Squad, and Evil Dead II with a dash of Scooby-Doo and a bitchin’ John Carpenter-esque soundtrack!

From writer/director/producer Toby Canto, Knock Knock stars Saul Arteta, Rachel Atterson, Lucas Ayoub, and Jennifer Bennett. Even cooler? You can check it out on Vimeo now!

Synopsis:
Knock Knock tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident. Inspired by the retro horror classics of VHS days gone by, Knock Knock is sure to be a treat for any horror fan and aficionado.

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Shriekfest Announces its 2018 Call for Entries!

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Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one sitting there with a newly minted horror flick you’re trying to get attention to! Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition, has just announced that they’re already looking for 2018 entries!

Read on to find out how you can submit your flick and more!

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in its 18th year, Shriekfest L.A takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country.

Shriekfest Orlando takes place at the famous Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, which was originally founded in 1923. They offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in two world-famous cities. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and sci-fi fans. Every film accepted into Shriekfest has the opportunity to screen on both coasts for the price of one admission! Over the past seventeen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family, and they are always looking to add to the Shriekfest Family!

They are looking for original films and screenplays and are accepting them in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, music video, feature screenplay, and short screenplay. And in these genres: horror, comedy horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Festival Founder and Director Denise Gossett says, “We are already planning some exciting things for our 18th year! Last year’s festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, and we had more than 55 filmmakers/screenwriters in attendance. Plus, we were able to introduce some amazing indie horror films to Los Angeles and Orlando!

HOW TO ENTER: You’ll find the entry form and additional information at shriekfest.com!

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Golden Globes TV Edition: Stranger Things and Kyle MacLachlan Score Nominations

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Yesterday we brought you guys the exciting news that two genre films – Get Out and The Shape of Water – scored big nominations at this year’s Golden Globes.

Why did we split all of this up, you may ask?

Most sites are grouping all of these nominations together, and we felt that while it is exciting enough for one quality genre offering to get some awards love, multiple nominations each deserve their own sets of Dread Central love as well.

That said, we’re going to combine this next one. Forgive us. We’ll call this the “TV Edition.”

Anyhow, it looks like Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ original series “Stranger Things” got a nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and Mr. Kyle MacLachlan score a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his dual role in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return”!

Pretty cool, huh?

I think both nominations are very well deserved with “Stranger Things” Season 2 being one of my favorite genre offerings all year and “Twin Peaks: The Return” being one of the others. Congrats on both counts!

Make sure to hit us up and let us know if you get as excited about genre awards love as much as we do in the comments below!

The Golden Globes airs live on NBC January 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET.

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