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Exclusive: Caroline Williams Talks Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, TCM2’s 30th Anniversary, and Blood Feast Remake

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Sharknado: The 4th Awakens is almost here, folks. On July 31st, we’ll finally be able to experience the fourth entry in the flying shark franchise. To celebrate, we decided to talk to Caroline Williams, who stars in the film, and she had some interesting details to spill!

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Dread Central: So, how did you land a role in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens?

Caroline Williams: Anthony C. Ferrante, the creator of the most popular Syfy franchise evaaaahhhhh, happens to be a big horror fan. Even more specifically, TCM2 speaks to him, and he wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. And since chainsaws are the weapon of choice for slicing through Sharknado, having Stretch and the fam selling them saws is a solid natural!

DC: The general theme of Sharknado 4 seems to be that it will be bigger, louder, and more action-packed than the first three movies. Can you attest to this?

CW: Anthony loves action, and he keeps a blistering pace. I loved the chance to do the Chainsaw Dance one more time!

DC: Can you describe your character?

CW: I’m your ever lovin’ Stretch, from K-Okla in Burkburnett, Texas, Red River Rock n’ Roll!

DC: Do you get in on any of the flying shark action?

CW: The flying ‘nado takes many forms, using many substances. Believe me… Anthony Ferrante lets the ‘nadoes fly! It’s CGI, of course, so anything can happen!

DC: You starred in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which turns 30 this year. Looking back, how do you feel about the monumental legacy that followed the film?

CW: Deeply proud and grateful to have been a part of such a vivid follow-up to a Library of Congress Original and to stand on the delicate shoulders of Marilyn Burns. The movie continues to win new fans every year. When costume contests feature 9-year-olds in full Stretch drag, spouting my lines, being chased by 12-year-old Leatherfaces, you know you’ve achieved a cultural moment!

DC: Can you talk about your experiences of working on the Blood Feast remake? Do you feel that fans of the original will have their appetites satisfied?

CW: I think fans of Herschell Gordon Lewis‘ 1963 classic will be gratified. Marcel Walz strikes a shocking tone; our cast is international, featuring a score of familiar, popular European faces, as well as Robert Rusler (my husband from Tales of Halloween’s “Sweet Tooth,” directed by Dave Parker); Sophie Monk, Australia’s leading lady; and me! It’s a crazy romp with SFX by Vancouver’s splatter master Ryan Nicholson.

DC: You’ve been in a huge number of horror film franchises, including Sharknado, TCM, Blood Feast, Halloween, Hatchet, Leprechaun, and The Stepfather. This is an achievement that very few other people can claim, so is this something that you’re particularly proud of?

CW: The fact that producers and directors found me to be a reliable reinterpreter of popular franchises makes me happy. Successive films have to hit the mark, or exceed it, and that’s a challenge directors have to meet. That I’ve been in so many popular sequels helped me make my mark. On the other hand, those sequels established my bona fides and are making me a choice for some new and upcoming originals. Stay tuned!

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Synopsis:
SHARKNADO: THE 4th AWAKENS takes place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer’s SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! Fin (Ziering), his family, and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected. Tara Reid is also set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their SHARKNADO 3 roles. New additions to the SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha, and Cheryl Tiegs. SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS is a production of The Asylum. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct an original screenplay written by Thunder Levin.

For more info visit the official Sharknado 4 website, “like” the Sharknado films on Facebook, and follow @sharknadosyfy on Twitter with the hashtag #Sharknado4.

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Such Sights to Show You – 11/22/17

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Each week, we’ve been bringing you a new, original one-off comic from artist Kevin D. Clark. This week, Clark skewers not only Black Friday but also Cyber Monday in one fell swoop, commenting on the predatory and mob-like nature of consumers at public stores while also addressing the glut of online sales that slam workers during the holidays. You can read the comic for yourself below.

About the Artist:
Kevin D. Clark is a cartoonist from Scotland who grew up watching classic monster movies, cartoons and wrestling, as well as reading comics. He started drawing at an early age and hasn’t stopped since. His sense of humor is a veritable cornucopia of the wacky and weird inspired by the likes of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, “MST3K,” Rab C. Nesbitt, as well as his older brother.

Kevin was diagnosed with Aspergers and because of that, he tries to push himself to work as hard as possible. Kevin also has a self-published comic book and helps run a film club for autistic people. He has recently earned a degree in cartooning from the London Art College and he’s pretty sure that he could take an octopus in a fight.

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Exclusive: Wolfmen of Mars Debut New Group Brass Hearse and Here’s a New Song

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A couple of months ago, we told you about Brass Hearse, a new group that features the members of Boston rock/synth group Wolfmen of Mars. Essentially the same style but now with vocals, Brass Hearse will immediately stand out to fans of John Carpenter but those who listen closer will pick up on elements of The Cure and even some Type O Negative. If you’ve been looking for some goth-y electronic rock with splashes of industrial thrown in hither and yon, I have a feeling you’re going to dig the hell out of Brass Hearse!

Previously, Wolfmen of Mars’ Luke told us, “It’s Wolfmen of Mars with vocals, but very much its own thing. A bit darker, a little bit more new wave. It’s a hard album to describe. Ron Rochondo from Ice Dragon wrote all the vocals and they fit the music perfectly. I can’t wait to share the tunes with you!

Well, today is the day that we get to share a taste of the new tunes with all of you! Below is the premiere of the track “Rain Grey, Dark Sky”, which swirls and pumps in a controlled frenzy, the verse containing itself only to open wide during the chorus, the sonorous vocals suddenly crying out like a ghastly specter.

Brass Hearse’s debut album will be available on vinyl and as a digital download on December 1 from Burning Witches Records. Meanwhile, you can download “Ran Grey, Dark Sky” via Bandcamp.

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Exclusive: Sean Patrick Flanery-Led Lasso Ropes in Multiple Offers After AFM Appearance

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Lasso, a horror film starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Saw 3D), was in attendance at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica and it seems to have made quite the impression! The film is currently in the middle of several distribution offers, some of which include theatrical distribution plans. No choice has been made by the Lasso team as they’re still hearing more and more offers but it’s certainly intriguing and exciting to see a horror film get so much attention!

Director Evan Cecil tells Dread Central, ““I am crazy flattered and honored at all the attention and interest Lasso received during the American Film Market and is still receiving from our industry peers. A lot of effort was put into making something different and interesting but most of all entertaining and fun to watch. Of course, we are hoping for a theatrical deal because that would be beyond cool, but also because the big screen is still the best way to watch a horror film. I love the thought of horror fans getting to enjoy Lasso all huge!

We can also reveal that we’ve been told that the film has 20 unique kills during its current 97-minute runtime, which means an average of one kill for approximately every four minutes! If you’re into horror for the body count, sounds like Lasso is going to be right up your alley!

Cecil directs and also produces alongside Todd J Myers and Elaine Gibson. Flanery stars with Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”), Karen Grassle, Andrew Jacobs, Travis Andre Ross, Heather Mignon, and Skyler Cooper.

Synopsis:
Kit (Lindsey Morgan) and Simon (Andrew Jacobs) are two young leaders of an Active Senior Tour group who go out on an adventure to a small-town Rodeo festival located deep in the woods. It’s a great experience for the group…until they try to leave. Simon and Kit must save themselves, and whatever seniors they can, from becoming victims of a deadly Rodeo Ritual. Along the way they join up with another unexpected group of victims, including a one-armed cowboy, Ennis (Sean Patrick Flanery), Rosheen, the Rodeo queen, and Trish, a powerhouse female bull rider. Together the group must fight to survive the night from relentless bloodthirsty cowboys on the hunt for human livestock.

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