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#SDCC17: Hunt for the Predator with this New App; Also Look Out for Piggy Man, Caesar, and More!

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has a LOT of things going on this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and of special interest to Dread Central readers is the launch of The Predator Official Fan Mobile App. The app, available now on iOS and Android mobile, will act as a portal for fans to converse, interact with exclusive content, test their Predator knowledge, and more, creating the ultimate go-to source for the most engaged and interactive fan experience.

At SDCC, fans who encounter the official Predator cosplayer, and survive like Dutch, will have an opportunity to collect a limited-edition mini poster while supplies last. Did we mention he’s also a WiFi Hotspot?

Learn more about the app – plus a few other tricks Fox has up its sleeve – below…

The Predator Official Fan Mobile App includes:

  • SKULLS. Participate in forums, complete challenges, and submit your own fan content to earn skulls, unlocking special features, videos, stickers, and more.
  • RANK UP. Use skulls to rank up from a Young Blood to a Yautja leader for more exclusive content. Unlock various Predator emojis.
  • THE RUNDOWN. Head Hunters Tory and Dave bring you up-to-date clan content with weekly coverage of Predator news, interviews, fan interactions, humorous sketches, and more.
  • FORUMS. Visit the forum to connect with other recruits to discuss all things Predator.

Paired with the accompanying thepredator.fox website, the official app will provide fans around the world a place to organically interact, consume more content and build a direct relationship with others. With the film’s blend of action, sci-fi, and horror, the passionate fanbase is one of the largest fandom communities. Helmed by community managers who will drive content and interactions within the platform, the Predator Official Fan App will empower fans through content that runs the gamut from tongue-in-cheek think pieces, to fan-fiction, to behind-the-scenes revelations, to detailed analysis of past films.

In addition to the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying” fan event plus the Colonist Certification Test and other related Alien: Covenant items in Booths 3529 and 4229 that we already told you about, here’s a rundown of what else Fox is doing:

Fox Goes Vinyl
* Limited-Edition Vinyl Sets (Booth 4229): Available for Logan, Deadpool, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; each set includes the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, and a vinyl copy of the motion picture soundtrack. Limited availability. Receive a free limited-edition tote bag with purchase of either Planet of the Apes set while supplies lasts.

War for the Planet of the Apes
* Andy Serkis Fan Signing (Booth 4229): The critically acclaimed actor who brought Caesar to life will sign limited edition mini posters on Saturday, July 22, 10:30-11:15am.
* “Witness the End”: Snap a photo and post to Instagram using #ApesMosaic, and your picture may be included in a mosaic of exclusive Planet of the Apes franchise art, to be revealed at the Fox Fanfare Booth on Saturday.

Exclusives & Collectibles (Booth 4229)
* “The Strain”: Collectible DVD O-ring art as well as poster featuring the artwork of the season purchased.
* “Archer” Spy Kit: The Most Extraordinary Spy Kit Ever returns to Comic-Con featuring Seasons 1-7 on DVD, mustache sunglasses, tuxedo t-shirt, six collectible stickers and a “Danger Zone” shot glass.
* “Legion”: Pre-order Season 1 on Blu-ray to receive a limited-edition collectible screen-print poster. While supplies last.
* Phoenix Forgotten: The first 500 pre-orders will receive an exclusive glow-in-the-dark mini poster. Phoenix Forgotten is available on Digital HD July 18 and on Blu-ray and DVD August 1.
* RoboCop: Visit the Fox Fanfare Booth to receive power-up codes for the official RoboCop mobile game.
* “Firefly” 15th Anniversary: New commemorative box art will be available for pre-order and available on September 19; pre-orders will receive a sticker card set. Visit the booth each day to receive a new sticker and a chance to win a replica brown coat.
* Trolls: Show your colors with a Trolls wig, free when you purchase the Blu-ray.
* The Princess Bride: Visitors dressed in Princess Bride cosplay will receive a free collectible poster in honor of the film’s 30^th Anniversary while supplies last.

Additional Activities
* Piggy Man Cosplayer (Gaslamp District): Watch your back! The infamous Piggy Many will be roaming the show floor, inspiring both screams and selfies. “American Horror Story: Roanoke” comes to Blu-ray October 3.
* Vikings Street Team (Gaslamp District): San Diego gets a Norse invasion as a horde of marauding Vikings roams the streets of the Gaslamp giving temporary tattoos to lucky fans. “Vikings” Season 4 Volume 2 lands on Blu-ray in October.
* The Boss Baby Costume Character (Convention Center): The only way to do Comic-Con is like a boss! A Boss Baby costume character will be on hand in the convention center handing out SDCC exclusive cardboard ties.

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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