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Exclusive: Hell Ride Casting!



Grindhouse worshippers were rocked when it was announced that Larry Bishop would be writing and directing a Tarantino-produced hardcore biker epic known as Hell Ride (read about it here if you missed it). Well, prepare for more rocking!

Dread Central has landed word that actor Eric Balfour (“Six Feet Under”, TCM remake) has just been cast in one of the leading roles. Balfour will play Comanche, joining Pistolero (Bishop) and The Gent (Michael Madsen) as a trio of gang members who seek bloody revenge against a group of satanic bikers. If that weren’t enough, the producers are in the midst of finalizing deals with Vinnie Jones (hell yeah!) and the road legend himself, Dennis Hopper. Can I get an “Amen”?!?!

For further info on Hell Ride, keep it tuned to Dread Central; we’re all over this motherfucker!

Andrew Kasch

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Stoner Slasher 4/20 Massacre Hits DVD and VOD This April via Film Chest



The world’s first “Stoner Slasher”? I don’t know about that… I mean aren’t MOST slashers about killing stoners?


Anyhow, it was a whopping ten months back that we first shared the trailer for the stoner slasher 4/20 Massacre. And here we are almost a full year later with the film’s DVD/VOD release date, which will be hitting on April… 3rd? Wa, wa.

You can check out the DVD’s cover art to the right and the special features, including audio commentary and cast interviews, below. After looking through all of that (including the trailer below) make sure to let us know what you think of the film thus far!

The film is written and directed by Dylan Reynolds and stars Jamie Bernadette, Vanessa Rose Parker, Justine Wachsberger, Stacey Danger, Marissa Pistone, Jim Storm, Mark Schroeder, Jim Round, Drew Talbert, and James Gregory.

4/20 Massacre hits DVD/VOD April 3.

Special features:

  • Audio commentary
  • Cast interviews


Over 4/20 weekend, five young women have decided to celebrate their friend’s birthday by taking a camping trip to a secluded part of a nearby national park. However, their fun is quickly snubbed out when they stumble upon an illegal marijuana grow operation hidden in the greenery and protected by a bloodthirsty maniac. Will they survive or will they perish in search of the ultimate high?



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1970’s Shockers Grizzly and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Coming to 4K Blu-ray



It sure seems like anything and everything is getting a 4K Blu-ray of late. So how about a pair of unlikely shockers from the 1970’s: Grizzly and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud?

Do you already own the DVD of William Girdler’s Grizzly? How about the collector’s edition Blu-ray of Grizzly? Or the re-release of that Grizzly Blu-ray? Or even the Rifftrax version of Grizzly? Now you can toss them all in the trash because a 4K Remaster of the ultimate killer bear flick is coming to Blu-ray.

Girdler’s 1976 “Jaws in the woods” thriller Grizzly stars Christopher George, Andrew Prine, and Richard Jaeckel battling a humongous hungry grizzly bear.

A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear’s capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into the area.

Scorpion Releasing has announced plans to unleash a 4K Remaster Blu-ray of Grizzly for the summer of 2018. The 4K Remaster will be struck from an interpositive, with over 50 hours of extensive color correction completed exclusively for this release. In addition, the disc will include a new commentary track with film historian Lee Gambin.

Other extras ported over from previous releases of the classic nature gone amok flick include:

  • Vintage Making of Grizzly – featurette
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Nightmare Theater mode presentation of the film
  • Jaws with Claws – featurette
  • Beverly Hills Q&A session with Andrew Prine
  • Original Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Scorpion’s 4K Grizzly Blu-ray will be limited to only 1,500 copies and available exclusively via the online retailer Ronin Flix.

Meanwhile, Kino Lorber has released specs on its forthcoming 4K restoration of J. Lee Thompson’s 1975 supernatural chiller The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. The film stars Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O’Neill, Margot Kidder, Cornelia Sharpe, and Paul Hecht and boasts cinematography by Dog Day Afternoon‘s Victor J. Kemper and a Jerry Goldsmith score.

Professor Peter Proud (Michael Sarrazin) keeps having a nightmare in which he watches a mysterious woman in a rowboat commit murder. He tries his college’s dream lab for help, but the real breakthrough comes when he recognizes locations from his dream in a documentary about Massachusetts. He travels there and meets Marcia (Margot Kidder), the woman from his dream, and her daughter, Ann (Jennifer O’Neill), with whom he falls in love. Could he be the reincarnation of Marcia’s dead husband?

Special features will include:

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM completed by Paramount Pictures Archives
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin
  • Spanish Super 8 Bathtub Scene w/ Spanish Audio
  • Spanish Super 8 vs US – Side by Side w/ English Audio
  • TV Spot
  • 30-Second Radio Spot
  • 60-Second Radio Spot
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Posters and Lobby Cards (5:38)
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Promotional Material (1:55)
  • Animated Image Gallery – International Home Video Releases (0:48)
  • Animated Image Gallery – Promotional Stills (0:35)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original German Trailer

Kino Lorber’s 4K Blu-ray of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud releases May 28th. PRE-ORDER IT HERE!


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Exclusive Cover Reveal – Joe and Kasey Lansdale’s Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors



When you ask horror fans to list their favorite authors, Joe R. Lansdale’s name is bound to come up. He has released 40+ titles, received 30 literary awards, and been praised by The New York Times Book Review. And it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…

Lansdale’s daughter, Kasey (first published at the tender age of eight), has teamed up with her dad to release their first-ever short story collaboration, Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors, this coming May; and we’re pleased to exclusively present the book’s cover art.

The collection showcases a dynamic duo of supernatural sleuthing: Dana Roberts and her sidekick, Jana. Terror Is Our Business gathers together all of Dana’s and Jana’s previous cases in a single volume and features an all-new adventure, “The Case of the Ragman’s Anguish,” written exclusively for this collection. It’s a return to old-school feelings of classic mystery horror novels and supernatural tales that draws in the reader with its pacing and style and delights with an abundance of crippling fear.

Author of several short stories and novellas and editor of assorted anthology collections, Kasey is best known as a singer/songwriter. “Writing Terror Is Our Business together allowed my dad and I to blend our own personalities and styles. I tend to be more traditional, while he’s a bit more unconventional. And being a co-author allowed me to incorporate my unique authority from the female perspective, giving the series a refreshing edge,” says Kasey. “Most of the stories I grew up reading in this traditional style were male-centric. I love that Dana and Jana are powerhouse supernatural investigators; yet, gender plays zero factor in the meat of these stories.”

Joe (whose “Hap and Leonard” novels were adapted into the hit SundanceTV series that’s currently in its third season) adds, “As a writer, I am known primarily in the horror world for things that don’t quite fit into the normal approach to horror. But in the last few years, I’ve had the bug to write more ‘traditional’ tales. Thus, Terror Is Our Business was the perfect set of stories for Kasey and me to work on together. And coupled with her music career, being an opening act for everyone from Ray Price to most recently Wynonna Judd, it became clear that both of us have a sort of musical rhythm in our writing. The collaboration allowed us to connect on that commonality.”

Cutting Block Books releases Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors on May 29, 2018.

Sherlock Holmes: arguably the most recognized detective in modern history. As the brains of any investigation, it’s no wonder that the heart of his partner, John Watson, is what rounds out this duo to create a textbook definition of success. This complementary dynamic is at the epicenter of the first-ever collaborative short story collection from Joe R. Lansdale and daughter Kasey Lansdale.

Terror Is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors introduces readers to the world of Dana Roberts and her frightening career as an investigator of what she calls the “supernormal.” While she doesn’t believe in the supernatural, she does believe in unknown worlds. And teaming up with her Watson-like partner Jana makes solving what can only be described as very unusual mysteries from beyond the veil that much more riveting.


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