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Things are moving along quite nicely on the front of Tyler Mane’s Chopper as he and Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival have struck a marketing partnership to integrate the metal music lifestyle in the launch of this latest webseries! What does that mean for you? Read on for details and some badass eye candy!

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DILEMMA, a Los Angeles-based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, has secured a cross-promotional partnership with the premiere hard rock and heavy metal event of the summer, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, to launch ‘Chopper’ -a horror webseries and transmedia entertainment experience that will feature a rocking soundtrack and international fright icon Tyler Mane (Halloween 1,2)

Chopper is essentially a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology with storylines revolving around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The project’s creative team includes Nina Bargiel- the transmedia producer of MTV’s hit online horror series ‘Valemont’- and marks the first production from a slate of branded programming that DILEMMA plans to start distributing across a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels this year.

For Chopper, DILEMMA has worked closely with Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s team to create brand integration opportunities that expand beyond traditional cross-promotions. The collaboration has resulted in festival themed sub-plots and related “backstage” characters being interwoven into actual series’ storylines. DILEMMA founder J.C. Christofilis added, “I have a genuine passion for horror and heavy metal and my intent has always been to create an experience that truly merges the best of both these worlds with an innovative, cross-platform narrative. I believe the combination of placing iconic Hollywood talent from the horror genre against the premier backdrop for world-class bands such Disturbed and Godsmack will make for an insane cocktail of gut-wrenching gore and ear-splitting tunes that fans won’t want to miss.”

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is produced by Rockstar Uproar organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and CAA. The 4th annual festival installment kicks off its 26 date cross country trek on July 9th in Los Angeles. Kevin Lyman noted, “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 is a true mix of molten veterans and smoldering up-and-comers, who are bringing their ‘A’ games and giving the fans nothing less of an amazing day.” Plans to interweave Chopper into the tour experience include storylines that will feature numerous band interactions. In addition, festival correspondent, radio personality and metal scene icon, Full Metal Jackie, will be featured and open a deeper dialogue with fans via her radio show.

The cross-promotional juggernaut for Chopper kicked off this past weekend with the unveiling of the official poster at California’s massive Ink-n-Iron tattoo festival. Hundreds of fans stopped by to meet Chopper’s star, Tyler Mane, as he signed posters. The event also marked the announcement of a contest for fans to submit poster taglines through social media platforms.

Thanks to the support of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and other sponsors, each of the individuals submitting the top five taglines, as selected by Chopper’s producers, will receive a gift bundle including a pair of tickets to the festival date of their choice and other prizes. For more information and contest rules visit Chopper’s official Facebook page.

The winner of the poster tagline contest will be officially announced just prior to the July 9th tour kick-off date. Transmedia storyline extensions for Chopper will also begin to unfold online early July and lead up to an official announcement of the webseries’ release mid-Summer.

Be sure follow Chopper’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay up to date with series’ announcements and gain exclusive access to content.

Enough talk; check out the poster’s unveiling below!

Tyler Mane Pairs With The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to Launch New Horror Webseries, Chopper

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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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