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Adam Green Talks Hatchet II Unrated Release and We Challenge YOU to Take a Stand

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Last week when I wrote up the story about Adam Green’s Hatchet II being released unrated, I included my feelings on the subject, and they were that this could be a chance to change things for the better. At the very least the first chance that we’ve had to do so in over three decades.

I had no idea my call-to-arms of sorts would end up in LA Times of all places, but indeed it did, along with Green’s, who had the following to say about the situation.

This is a great opportunity for [fans] to go see something that they’d never normally gotten to see in a theater, and I think that’s very exciting,” says Green. “I’m scared, though, [because] I don’t want to be singled out and have them [the MPAA] mad at me or something because they’re a tough organization.”

Green went on about the submission process he went through, and the article is a really interesting read that you should definitely check out, if only for the comments by Kirby Dick, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker who made This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

Again, speaking purely for myself and no one else, I really believe that if we as horror fans nut-up for once and take a stand by supporting an unrated release that’s not been butchered by the censors by any means necessary, then we stand a chance to open up a door that’s long been sealed shut. If this release does well, the MPAA’s power will be severely lessened. Said power could conceivably shift back to the filmmakers, where it rightfully belongs. We could literally change Hollywood with this one movie.

Chew on this notion for a second — Horror fans with the power. That’s nearly unimaginable, no? Just think how much our favorite movies have been cut to ribbons for the last three decades. Now is our chance to make some cuts of our own. Necessary trims, if you will, for once in OUR favor. We may never get this opportunity again.

What say you?

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Rest in Peace: Dolores O’Riordan

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Sad and shocking news has come in from the music world as Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, has been found dead at the all too young age of just 46.

According to the Associated Press, the singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news.

London’s Metropolitan Police were summoned to a hotel just after 9:00 AM today. As of now her death is classified as “unexplained.”

During her career, O’Riordan provided music for the short film Z, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Evilenko, and many more films and television projects. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to extend our sincerest of condolences to Dolores’ family members, friends, and constituents.

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Dread Central Presents’ Villmark Asylum is on Amazon Prime!

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Today marks a very exciting day for us here at Dread Central as Pål Øie’s Villmark Asylum has hit Amazon Prime! This marks the first official release of a Dread Central Presents title and we can’t wait to hear what you all think! If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can watch the film for free as part of your Prime subscription. Also, if you do check it out, we ask that you please leave a review on Amazon with your honest thoughts. If you hated it, let us know! If you loved it, great! Whatever your thoughts on the film might be, we want to know them.

Also, don’t forget that we’ll be hosting double feature screenings of Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Turbo Kid later this month. You can find all details here.

Directed by Øie, Villmark Asylum stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Baard Owe.

Synopsis:
A crew of five hazardous waste workers are sent to a massive, abandoned sanatorium deep in the mountains. But their routine assignment takes a dark turn when they encounter the building’s terrifying past.

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Exclusive Delirium Clip Goes Running Through the ‘Net!

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Another horror flick has hit our radar called Delirium, and right now we have a slew of stuff for you to dig on including stills, the trailer, and yes, an exclusive clip! Dig it!

Mike C. Manning, Griffin Freeman, Seth Austin, Ryan Pinkston, August Roads, and Elena Sanchez star in the flick from director Johnny Martin. Look for it on January 19th via Gravitas Ventures.

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A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary house that is said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video, they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing terror as others have.

When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside the mansion they discover the truth about the family that died there, the fate of their friend, and what their own fates will be.

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