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Lindsay Lohan Didn’t Want to Star in Weinstein’s Scary Movie 5

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The entertainment news world has been in a flurry with the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, former co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, the ardent production powerhouse whose founders, Harvey and his brother, Bob, brought us the likes of Pulp Fiction, Se7en, Scream, and the Scary Movie franchise.

The groundbreaking revelations have caused a cataclysmic reaction from a plethora of Hollywood’s elite, but few have been as vocal as Scream alumna/social activist/all-around badass Rose McGowan, who sued Harvey Weinstein after an incident that was initiated at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

McGowan has taken to Twitter to post two anonymously sent email exchanges between her Machete co-star Lindsay Lohan and Lohan’s representatives that refer to the social misconduct of the relatively quieter Bob Weinstein. The emails reveal that Lohan, who recently voiced her controversial sympathy for Bob’s brother, Harvey, did not want to meet with Weinstein regarding a role in Scary Movie 5 opposite Charlie Sheen, a role she must’ve felt compelled to take on despite her apprehension.

In response to her agent relaying the message to meet Bob Weinstein for a meeting, Lohan replied:

“I am sorry, but I refuse to meet Bob Weinstein due to his recent actions, verbal & aggressive behavior @ the Grammercy Hotel. As we all know, I have NEVER, EVER wanted to do this picture. I have also, NEVER done anything in my life, personally and professionally for the money. I am doing my best to be respectful and make one thing clear, which is that I REFUSE to start selling myself out now. I am FAR TOO TALENTED, SMART, LOVING, AWARE, CHARISMATIC, AND SOMEWHAT PRETTY to be walked all over.”

“NO on this movie. NO on me being called names. NO on me being over looked. NO on ANY of your clients taking any scripts that I can and will always perform better. And. NO MORE EXCUSES. I AM SICK OF IT.”

“NO more texting me at 4am from 1oak in NYC unless you can handle Bob Weinstein yourself. As well as Charlie Sheen.” 

The tweets provide a sad look at the politics of Hollywood, as well an interesting insight into Lohan’s perspective of herself, an actress who is only too often negated and criticized (seriously, I Know Who Killed Me was not THAT bad). In response to the public’s damnation of Lohan and her Weinstein support, McGowan later posted, “Please go easy on Lindsay Lohan. Being a child actor turned sex symbol twists the brain in ways you can’t comprehend.”

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First Look at Chris Alexander’s Space Vampire

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Who says all vampires have to be all extra-broody or sparkly or take up residence in Transylvania? Certainly not indie filmmaker Chris Alexander, who has just unveiled the first images and posters for his latest foray into film, Space Vampire!

The movie stars Ali Chappell as a beautiful female alien parasite who falls to earth with an intent to drain women of their life forces. As if women don’t have enough problems in this day and age!

Alexander wrote, directed, edited, filmed, and even provided the score for this intergalactic terror tale. Talk about a jack of all trades, eh?

Enough talk! Dig in!

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Rob Zombie Narrates Charles Manson’s Last Words to a Wider Audience

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Charles Manson. The name alone lives on in infamy even long after his physical remains lay rotting… and rightly so. A new docudrama entitled Charles Manson: The Final Words is on its way, and we have new details and behind-the-scenes imagery for you. Check it out!

The flick made its premiere on the REELZ Channel, and Breakthrough Entertainment has announced that they’ve acquired worldwide distribution rights to the project that features narration from Rob Zombie and is home to the final interview given by America’s most notorious and now deceased cult-leader and mass murderer, Charles Manson.

The opportunity that we have to offer this distinct and truly unique documentary to our international clients is beyond exciting for Breakthrough Entertainment,” said Craig McGillivray, Vice President, Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. “We are continuously focused on sourcing captivating new premium content that pushes the envelope and generates mass attention such as this amazing film from James Buddy Day and Pyramid Productions.

The two-hour film narrated by musician Zombie focuses on the so-called Manson family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures, and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison. The feature documentary reveals new details that unveil the true story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. The audio used in the doc contains the last recorded interviews with the infamous killer conducted by director and producer James Buddy Day.

It has been a truly distinct project for us and an experience that very few producers encounter. This film has the potential to captivate global audiences, and we are very excited to have Breakthrough Entertainment on board to share this one-of-a-kind documentary,” says James Buddy Day, Executive Producer at Pyramid Productions.

Look for more on this one soon!

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The Strangers: Prey at Night and Spread Holiday Fear

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Sometimes we wonder just what our local UPS man thinks when he drops boxes off here at Dread Central HQ. Case in point: this ominous little package that was left upon our doorstep to say “hello” and wish us a happy and probably not-so-healthy holiday season!

That’s right, kids! The Strangers: Prey at Night spread a bit of holiday fear around these parts with a little something for everyone, including those who celebrate Hanukkah! Check out the eye candy below!

The Strangers: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.

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