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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!

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31

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The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

SYNOPSIS:
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3

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I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read our reviews HERE).

It is with this in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and teased season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three, and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official; that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!”

Whatever.

We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:
It’s 1984, and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

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The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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