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Tilt, one of our favorite films from the spring and summer festival circuit (we saw it at both its world premiere at the Tribeca and at Montreal’s Fantasia film festivals), just landed a theatrical distributor. Dread Central just got the scoop (and some exclusive pics!) from director Kasra Farahani on release plans for his unsettling psychological thriller, about a documentary filmmaker (Joseph Cross of “Big Little Lies”) slowly losing his mind when job, marriage and social problems begin to take a toll.

Farahani reveals that Tilt will be distributed digitally by The Orchard (Demon, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, this fall’s excellent Super Dark Times) next spring. West Coast genre fans don’t have to wait that long. Tilt will play this Sunday night, September 24, at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. See here for tix.

Certainly, making a movie about a frustrated filmmaker living in Silverlake will invite some comparisons,” Farahani explains. “The seed for Tilt came from my co-writer Jason O’Leary. He became struck by the mental image of a man in a dark room standing silently over his sleeping wife. After a few chats, this man became Joe Burns. The character became a vehicle to explore some personally familiar ideas about the fear of commitment, ambivalence about having children and exceptionalism. In Tilt, the plan was to use these common contemporary urban struggles to explore how a few bad turns could set a vulnerable person onto a very dark path from which he could not return.

I was not interested in making a tawdry film,” the director continues of his film’s political subtext. “For me, Tilt is a deep character exploration of a modern narcissist. Take your run of the mill (third wave) coffee shop intellectual, loosen a few screws, add a heap of humiliation and voila, you have Joe Burns. He has convinced himself that his vision is iconoclastic; that his art is a ‘cultural disruption.’ Joe would rather destroy everything than fade away into the sunset of an enviable if ordinary life, having compromised all the lofty ambitions to which he has felt entitled his entire privileged, middle-class life. Just as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle struggled to re-enter society after fighting in Vietnam, Joe Burns struggles with alienation from a modern society that seems to be blind to his genius and happily whirring along without him. Joe fancies himself a brilliant crusader of liberal views, but for all his liberal grandstanding and artsy affectation, Joe might secretly prefer to live in the 1950s, the ‘mythic golden age of American life’ that he is making a rambling documentary about. More and more, he exhibits glimpses of the white male rage and entitlement that have become disturbingly vocal in the past year of American political life. Being an Iranian-born American, as half the country seeks to ‘make America great again’ via the exclusion of ‘others,’ I cannot help being affected by these voices. Ultimately, in Tilt, I wanted to explore how tenuous our senses of safety and control really are. How quickly the most familiar person in your life can become the most terrifying. How quickly we can become terrifying to ourselves.

For more on Tilt, check out the movie’s Facebook page here.

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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I Already Have a Dog But Now I Want a Baby Dinosaur

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The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, is rumored to be attached to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Since that film is going to be coming out in less than a month, it’s no surprise that the marketing campaign for the dino-filled trailer is already starting and today it kicks off with a six-second teaser that is as adorable as you can get!

In the teaser, Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady is petting a baby velociraptor, which coos and twitters in the cutest of fashions. Is there anything else going on? Nah. Does something else need to happen? Nope. The movie already has me sold.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (When a Monster Calls), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, and Toby Jones. However, the biggest and most important star of the film will be the return of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, who is, in my humble opinion, the best character in the franchise, besting even the T-rex that seemingly cannot die.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will evolve into theaters on June 22, 2018.

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