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The 2011 Seattle International Film Festival runs May 19–June 12 and is home to a great many genre films. Here’s a look at those which are included in the fest’s Midnight Adrenaline segment, jokingly said to be “under quarantine until further notice.”

Unauthorized individuals are forbidden to attend these screenings without proper training and/or protection. The contents of the films within have been found to be corrosive to the general cinema-going public. Those familiar with Midnight Adrenaline films will attest to their effects — fever, insomnia, nervous agitation, persecutory delusions, and borderline schizophrenia. Midnight Adrenaline has been shown to be highly contagious and, as of yet, there is no effective form of treatment following exposure.

SIFF recognizes that this decision will generate controversy among its patrons. However, it is important to recognize that certified non-Midnight Adrenaline films are available in ample numbers for your safety. SIFF cannot be held responsible for individuals willfully exposing themselves to known toxic agents.

Those found in violation of the quarantine will be detained for an unspecified duration until it can be determined the individual in question poses no threat of contaminating the general festival populace.

Immediately notify the proper SIFF authorities if quarantine is broken. Do not approach exposed individuals on your own. Failure to comply with the above protocols may expose you to noxious cinematic elements. This notice is posted in compliance with the cinematic code of public health and must not be removed without the permission of a certified festival officer.

2011 Seattle International Film Festival

  • Adder’s Bite – Canada, 2010, 10 min.
    In the depths of a dark cavern, an intruder interrupts a ceremony performed by grotesque creatures.

  • The Intruder – Thailand, 2010, 106 min.
    On a dark and stormy night, paramedic Sadayu responds to an emergency snakebite call at the apartment building owned by his ex-girlfriend. But in the midst of their short-lived, bitter reunion, thousands upon thousands of cobras invade the building, attacking the residents.

  • John Carpenter’s The Ward – USA, 2010, 88 min.
    After burning down a farmhouse, Kristen falls under the care of Dr. Stringer at North Bend Psychiatric Hospital. Confined to a special ward with four other girls, she soon starts to suspect that no one has ever left the sanitarium’s shadowy corridors alive, in this sinister, atmospheric return to form for John Carpenter.

  • Karate-Robo Zaborgar – Japan, 2011, 101 min.
    Police officer Yutaka Daimon and his motorcycle-transforming karate robot partner Zaborgar fight the evil super-crime organization Sigma. But when Daimon meets Miss Borg, a sexy cybernetic agent, their love affair threatens not only his partnership with Zaborgar, but the entire free world as well.

  • The Last Circus – Spain, 2010, 105 min.
    A circus, two clowns, one ballerina, a blood-and-bullets-riddled love triangle, and lots of dark humor—such is the politically incorrect formula of The Last Circus. Using ridiculous violence and wicked humor as prime satirical materials — it’s a parody of the Spanish Civil War, critical of its horrors from the audacious Alex de la Iglesia.

  • The Legend of Beaver Dam – Canada, 2010, 12 min.
    Campfire tales turn into a grand guignol, musical gore-fest.

  • Revenge: A Love Story – Hong Kong, 2010, 95 min.
    Romantic carnage abounds in the new film from the producers of last year’s Dream Home. After a series of brutal slayings involving policemen and their families, Hong Kong detectives search for the killer while attempting to uncover the truth behind his vengeful motives.

  • Troll Hunter – Norway, 2010, 103 min.
    When three Norwegian film students set out to make a documentary about illegal bear hunting, they soon discover their prime suspect isn’t a poacher—he’s a government sponsored troll hunter.

  • The Village of Shadows – France, 2010, 103 min.
    In this gothic chiller, two carloads of friends on a weekend getaway race down a dark, country road. But when the passengers of one car suddenly disappear en route, their friends search for them among the abandoned, shadowy streets of the village Ruiflec.

  • The Whisperer in Darkness – USA, 2011, 103 min.
    When folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the remote hills of Vermont, his inquiry reveals terrifying glimpses of the truth that lurks behind the legends in this adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic weird tale, shot in the style of 1930s horror films.

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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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