Rock Paper Dead Cast to Include Michael Madsen, Tatum O'Neal, Maureen McCormick, and Several Up-and-Comers - Dread Central
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Rock Paper Dead Cast to Include Michael Madsen, Tatum O’Neal, Maureen McCormick, and Several Up-and-Comers



Over the past several months we’ve been covering Rock Paper Dead, a new film with quite a “dream team” behind the scenes; and now, with shooting set to begin in Los Angeles next week, word has come as to who will be in front of the cameras… and it’s quite an eclectic bunch!  Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
Actors Jennifer Titus (pictured below left; Supergator), Luke Macfarlane (pictured below right; “Killjoys, “Mercy Street”), Tatum O’Neal (Paper Moon, “Rescue Me”), and Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight) have joined the cast of Tom Holland’s (Fright Night, Child’s Play) latest feature, ROCK PAPER DEAD. Also co-starring are Anna Margaret (“Scream Queens”), Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”), and Gabrielle Stone (Death House).

Rounding out the cast will be some of horror’s most memorable character actors, including Ari Lehman, who played the original Jason in Friday the 13th. Lehman will play an orderly named Jason in the film. John Dugan, who played Grandfather in Tobe Hooper’s original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, will also make a cameo in ROCK PAPER DEAD.


ROCK PAPER DEAD is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until the lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision… one that rekindles old desires that have always ended in murder.

Macfarlane will play Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, and Titus will play Ashley Grant with Madsen as Detective Doyle Deckert and O’Neal as Dr. Evelyn Bauer.

Produced by Amy Williams, ROCK PAPER DEAD is co-written by Victor Miller (Friday the 13th) and Kerry Fleming and directed by Tom Holland (Child’s Play). The film is executive produced by Fuel 1 and co-produced by Miller and Kerry. Vincent Guastini will provide the special makeup effects; Yash Bhatt is the director of photography. Ed Marx will serve as editor with original music by Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th).

“Most who know me understand this genre is my medicine, which seems insane, but it’s true,” says producer Williams. “I was 9 years old with my baby brother, Joey, and saw Night of the Living Dead; and that was it for me. Words cannot convey how grateful and humbled I am to be working with such genius and legends for the team I was able to put together.”

Jennifer Titus was previously cast as Zoe in Roger Corman’s Supergator and as the lead in another Corman film, Cheerleader Massacre 2. A veteran of the thriller genre, she most recently appeared as Robyn in the sci-fi thriller Zoombies. Luke Macfarlane is best known for his starring role as Scotty on ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters.” He is currently featured in the Syfy series “Killjoys” as well as the PBS/Scott Free historical Civil War medical drama “Mercy Street.” He also recurs on the NBC series “The Night Shift.”

Tatum O’Neal (pictured below left) is the youngest person ever to win a competitive Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress), which she won in 1974 at age 10 for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon opposite her father, Ryan O’Neal. She also starred in The Bad News Bears, International Velvet, Nickelodeon, and Little Darlings. Recently she had a recurring role on FX’s “Rescue Me.” Michael Madsen (pictured below right) has had a long career spanning 25 years and more than 170 films, during which he has played memorable characters in a long list of box office hits, including The Hateful Eight, Kill Bill, Sin City, Reservoir Dogs, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, The Doors, Thelma & Louise, and Free Willy.

“I am extremely excited to be part of this film,” said O’Neal about her role. “I am a huge fan of the genre, and to know I’m working with the best of the best is the icing on the cake.”


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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?



You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.


In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes



Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.


That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy



It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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