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Another new Q&A with a cast member of “The Walking Dead” TV series has popped up on, this time with Jeryl Prescott, who portrayed Jacqui, in which the actress describes how she landed the role, theorizes on her character’s final moments, and explains how fantasies about Morgan helped her survive the apocalypse as long as she did.

Question: How did you end up on “The Walking Dead”?

Answer: I submitted a tape audition. It was really a surprise to get the opportunity to submit. I got a call from my agent and he asked me to get it in by the next day. So I used the skills of my wonderful husband [Laughs] to tape it, and we sent it the next morning. Weeks passed. Then one day I had my kids in the car and we were getting ready to go to a movie, and the phone rang. It was my agent, and he said, “Frank Darabont says you’re his first choice for this role.” I started screaming, and my kids wanted to know what was wrong with me.

Q: At what point did you learn that Jacqui wouldn’t survive the finale?

A: With the draft of the final episode. I literally, like the survivors on “The Walking Dead”, lived day to day not knowing what to expect. One of the crew, Darryl, who does all the explosive stuff, came up to me and said something like, “We told Frank we don’t want to kill you.” [Laughs] It was more awkward for everyone else than it was for me. Even the director of the episode, I think he too felt a little awkward. I tried to put him at ease. Let’s just do our job and move on. It’s okay.

Q: You’ve been in several horror films. What do you think suits you to the genre?

A: It might have something to do with the fact that I’m an actress who comes to it as an older woman. There is something interesting about a face that has lived. When we had a couple days off, I played tennis and ended up getting hit in the face with a tennis racket. I showed up on set with a nice little scar. The make-up people wanted to know — do we want to try to hide it? We decided she’s been in a zombie apocalypse; it’s okay if she’s got a scar on her face. I love roles where it’s not about being perfect or being beautiful, where there is more of an interest in what’s going on inside the character.

Q: What did you learn about surviving an apocalypse from playing Jacqui?

A: You have to form new relationships. Even though she was a part of the group and cared about the group, she didn’t have anybody to give her a sense of starting anew. There’s research that people live longer when they have social relationships to keep that part of their hearts alive. I have this fantasy that Morgan came to rescue me and then he and I could raise his adorable son. That’s the kind of thing that keeps you alive.

The Walking Dead's Jeryl Prescott (Jacqui)

Q: Jacqui knows a lot about city sewer systems. Do you have any surprising areas of expertise?

A: When I went to school, it was to be an electrical engineer. I graduated with a degree in industrial management and worked in trucking for a couple of years. Then I decided that I was bored with the trucking industry and that I would go back to graduate school. I have a masters in African-American literature, and I got a PhD in American Literature. I spent a number of years teaching as a professor in the university system. Then I turned forty and decided I was going to be the woman I wanted to be! [Laughs] As Emily Dickinson, one of my favorite poets wrote, “All but death can be adjusted.” If you don’t like some choice you made, change it.

Q: What about Jacqui’s choice to stay at the CDC? Do you think you could do what she did?

A: I would love to think that I would have that kind of core certainty, that sense of clarity about myself and my life, but I’m not sure that I would. I really considered it to be an honor, going out in a flame of glory like that. And the fact that it wasn’t a bite. It had more to do with a larger philosophical consideration of quality of life. Are you really surviving if you can’t live free?

Q: Does your whole life flash before your eyes when you’re pretending to die?

A: Absolutely. I had to say goodbye to a lot of the people and things that I love about living because I love life. I’ve tried to live it in many different ways. I think she felt she had very few choices in front of her. Maybe that is what she found to be unacceptable.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Truth Seekers Playing by Slaughterhouse Rulez



One of our favorite pairings of stars from the last twenty years is no doubt that of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Their chemistry is undeniable, and if you didn’t get enough of it in “Spaced,” Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Paul, you’re about to get a bellyful of it on both big and small screens.

Variety is reporting that Frost and Pegg will be starring in “Truth Seekers,” a half-hour comedy-horror TV show about a three-person paranormal investigation team.

According to the site, each installment of “Truth Seekers” will focus on a paranormal incident, a setup with clear monster-of-the-week potential. “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” Pegg says. “It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London, and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.

That’s not all, though… the pair are also working on the feature film Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy now in post-production. Directed by Crispian Mills and set in a well-to-do public school, the movie is “very satirical, very much about the U.K. selling itself off,” Pegg says. “It’s about fracking as well, and that unleashes some awful subterranean demon.

Both of these projects will be released under their Stolen Picture shingle. Stay tuned, kids! More as we get it!

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Rest in Peace – Yôsuke Natsuki



We’ve lost another Kaiju legend today as reports are coming in that famed Japanese actor Yôsuke Natsuki has passed on at age 81.

Natsuki was a familiar face in several Godzilla films including Godzilla 1985 and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster. Born in 1936, Yôsuke has made over 100 appearances in film with the last being in 2012’s Kirin.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to honor Natsuki’s friends, family members, and constituents.


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NSFW Kill Clip from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Now Available on VOD



VOB now available on VOD!

For those who might not know, Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is a sequel to the indie horror anthology Volumes of Blood, produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror).

It features actor Moses Moseley, best known for his role as one of Michonne’s “Pet Walkers” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; the acting debut of WWE legend Sir Mo from Men on a Mission; and original music by Rocky Gray (drummer for We Are the Fallen, Living Sacrifice, formerly of Evanescence) and Shane Prather (Sharknado franchise, Sinister Squad, Lavalantula).

The flick recently hit VOD and to celebrate the release, the filmmakers have shared a “Kill Clip” from the movie to spread the bloody word.

You can check out the NSFW Kill Clip called “All Torn Up” in all its gory glory below and then let us know what you think.

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is now available on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more!


A couple plan to purchase an old home but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for.

Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly, a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time.

Seven interwoven tales of terror… how many stories does your house have?

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