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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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Blumhouse’s Halloween Wraps Filming

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It was just yesterday that Laurie Strode aka Jamie Lee Curtis wanted Halloween fans to know that we’ll be “very happy and VERY scared” by Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel.

And today we have news that we might be on track to be “very happy and VERY scared” this October as filming has wrapped completely on Blumhouse’s Halloween!

Co-producer Ryan Turek broke the news on Twitter and you can check out his tweet HERE.

Are you excited to know that filming has wrapped on Halloween? Let us know below!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Troy Baker and Emily O’Brien Confirmed For Death Stranding

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While there’s still no release date for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding, there have been regular(-ish) updates for the sci-fi/horror game. These little tidbits act not only as seeds of information but also as additions to the overall mystery surrounding the game, which is basically what gets Kojima’s all hot and bothered.

Last night, actress Emily O’Brien posted a photo on her Instagram where she revealed that she has been working on Death Stranding alongside Norman Reedus and another actor who is renowned in the gaming community: Troy Baker. No description of either of their characters’ roles were revealed in the description, which leads to the “mystery” part of the story. With Reedus already being shown as the main character, Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, and Guillermo del Toro having a role of unknown size, I’m curious where Baker and O’Brien fit into the story. With side characters having just as much importance as mains in many games these days, you never know what kind of impact these actors will have on the greater story.

Baker is known for playing Joel in The Last of Us as well as Samuel Drake in Uncharted 4, Booker DeWitt in Bioshock: Infinite, and Bruce Wayne in Batman: The Telltale Series, as well as a great deal more. O’Brien has offered her voice in titles such as League of Legends, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, as well as acted in film and TV.

Below is a fascinating dive into Death Stranding from my pal RagnarRox.

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Toy Fair 2018: Storm Collectibles Proudly Display their Mortal Kombat Figures

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One of the goriest franchises in the history of gaming will soon be playable in a different way, because Storm Collectibles have revealed a ton of new Mortal Kombat action figures at Toy Fair.

Fans of the ultraviolent fighting franchise might want to start fighting back their nerd boners, because Storm’s new figure line includes some of the most popular characters from the series, including Ermac, Shao Kahn, Rain, Smoke, Reptile, and Goro, although I was personally a little let down to see that the smooth movie star Johnny Cage appears to be absent.

Toy Ark posted a series of photos of the highly-detailed figures from the event, and we can probably expect them to arrive in stores soon. Since the release of the first game all the way back in 1992, the Mortal Kombat franchise has sold a combined total of 35 million copies in addition to generation over $5 billion in revenue, so these toys will keep the ravenous fanbase happy until the inevitable announcement of Mortal Kombat XI.

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