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Shudder Nabs 6 Films Ahead of FrightFest 2017 Including Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, Better Watch Out, and It Stains the Sands Red



AMC Networks’ Shudder continues to kick a copious amount of ass on the streaming horror side of things and with these newest acquisitions things have only gotten better and bloodier!

From the Press Release:
AMC Networks’ premium streaming service Shudder, which super-serves fans with a wide variety of high-quality thrillers, suspense and horror films, TV series and originals, have today announced six major film acquisitions: Joe Lynch’s MAYHEM, Chris Peckover’s follow-up thriller BETTER WATCH OUT, German Thriller COLD HELL from Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky, SEQUENCE BREAK from actor-turned-director Graham Skipper, Colin Minihan’s IT STAINS THE SANDS RED and STILL/BORN, the debut from director Brandon Christensen. All six films will have their UK Premieres at the Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 which runs from 24-28 August and will be available to stream on Shudder in early 2018.

Shudder VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Aurelie de Troyer said: “We are very excited to be bringing MAYHEM, BETTER WATCH OUT, COLD HELL, SEQUENCE BREAK, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED and STILL/BORN to members across our territories. All six films are a perfect addition to Shudder’s eclectic and ever-expanding slate of exclusive genre films.”

MAYHEM, is the explosive story of a dangerous virus, that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions, and is discovered in a corporate law building, the very same firm that recently cleared an infected man on murder charges. When a quarantine is issued and the building goes on lockdown, all hell breaks loose inside, while a disgruntled employee (Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead) and an irate client (Samara Weaving) must fight and even kill their way to the top to “have a word” with the corrupt executives who wronged them before time runs out.
MAYHEM received its World Premiere at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival to critical praise. Shudder has taken all rights in the United Kingdom, Ireland, in addition to streaming rights in North America, as announced at Cannes Film Festival in May.

BETTER WATCH OUT is the wicked Christmastime thriller from strong new genre directorial voice Chris Peckover. Playing like HOME ALONE gone terribly wrong and with great performances from its young cast, the film offers a slick and twisted new spin on home-invasion horror, as a babysitter races against time to defend a 12-year-old boy from intruders. Shudder has taken streaming rights in North America.

COLD HELL (Die Hölle) is the new film from Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky. A young woman of Turkish origin living in Vienna feels increasingly lonely after she witnesses a murder and finds herself next on the killer’s agenda in this smart and gritty thriller from the director of ANATOMY and the THE COUNTERFEITERS. Shudder has taken all rights in North America and United Kingdom, Ireland.

SEQUENCE BREAK is a surreal sci-fi romance written and directed by Graham Skipper, star of ALMOST HUMAN and BEYOND THE GATES. Chase Williamson plays Oz, an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games. When he meets Tess, played by Fabianne Theresa, the two quickly become romantically entwined, but their romance is threatened by a mysterious game that draws the two deeper and deeper into its void of slime and Cronenbergian horror. Oz soon finds himself facing off against the eight-bit portal to the cosmos, to both save himself and his newfound love. Shudder has taken all rights in North America and United Kingdom, Ireland.

STILL/BORN is the debut feature of Canadian director Brandon Christianson, co-written and produced by Colin Minihan of IT STAINS THE SANDS RED. In this spine tingling supernatural horror, a young mother spirals into madness after losing one of her twins in childbirth. With a nod to Roman Polanski and the J-Horror sub-genre, she comes to believe her other child is in danger from an evil spirit and will stop at nothing to protect it. Shudder has taken streaming rights in North America and all rights in United Kingdom, Ireland.

IT STAINS THE SANDS RED is the new film from director Colin Minihan and co-writer Stuart Ortiz, aka The Vicious Brothers. Following their massive hit GRAVE ENCOUNTERS and the sci-fi thriller EXTRATERRESTRIAL, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED proves to be one of the most the unusual, ingenious and moving undead movies ever as Las Vegas wild child Molly finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenous zombie hot on her heels. Forever trying to give it the ingenious slip, the relentless ghoul soon becomes Molly’s only physical contact in a stark and dark world gone mad. Shudder has taken all rights in United Kingdom, Ireland.

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD



We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!



We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


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Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!



Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

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