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Something Whiskered This Way Comes: Movember Horror



I’ll admit it: I used to think of the cutesy-named “Movember” as nothing more than a silly hipster holiday. It just gives vainglorious guys an excuse to wax their lip-strips and take scads of selfies, right? But those mustachioed Mo Bros are actually fostering follicles for a good cause, which means cynical snarks like me can’t make too much fun of it.

The whole thing started in 2003 with a group of about 30 guys in Melbourne, Australia who decided to grow facial fur for charity. The next year nearly 500 men took part and they raised thousands of dollars for prostate cancer research. The trend took off, growing into a global phenomenon. It is now a major annual event and makes millions for medical causes.

Every participant starts clean-shaven on October 31 with a “before” photo posted to prove it. Mo Bros then spend the next 30 days growing and grooming their upper lip combover. Extra kudos for whacky styles or recreating the look of a shaggy celeb. No beards are allowed! (Sorry, R.J. MacReady.)

On November 30, the hirsute hero snaps a selfie and shares it with friends and anyone else who sponsored them to show that they followed through with their piliferous pledge. And cha-ching! Mo money is made for cancer prevention study.

In the spirit of solidarity and with a nod to our nerdiness, we decided to inspire you to join the cause by listing the most memorable mustaches in old school horror flicks. Although the choice of crumb-catcher style can cross the line from classy to creepy, at least you can count on these guys to give the old flavor-saver some flair.

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The Man: Tom Selleck
The Mustache: 70s Porn Molestache
The Movie: Daughters of Satan (1973)

Before he became beloved as Magnum P.I. on TV, Selleck was in a couple of horror flicks. In Daughters of Satan, he’s James Robertson, a collector of eerie art sporting quite a mouth-mane. After he purchases an old painting of witches being burned at the stake, he unwittingly uncovers his family’s macabre secrets (but never his upper lip).

The Man: Ernie Hudson
The Mustache: Standard Issue
The Movie: Ghostbusters (1984)

Hudson and his hair had a much meatier role in this classic sci-fi shocker when the contracts were inked, but he wound up being a bit player. Still, he’s great as Winston Zeddemore, the fourth ghostbuster who makes only $11,500 a year. While most of his role may have been cut, Hudson’s mustache was not.

The Man: Danny Trejo
The Mustache: Wicked Whiskers
The Movie: From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

Although he’s called Razor Charlie, Trejo definitely didn’t shave for the role of the bartender-turned-bloodsucker in this gory across-the-border comedy. His bristle batons are in full force when it comes down to the supernatural throwdown.

The Man: Donald Sutherland
The Mustache: Upper Lip Grip
The Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Donald Sutherland is mustachioed Matthew in this masterful remake of the sci-fi horror classic. He’s a health inspector who’s sent to investigate the curious behavior of several San Francisco restaurateurs and learns it’s not ptomaine poison… it’s aliens!

The Man: Gene Wilder
The Mustache: Dandy Doctor
The Movie: Young Frankenstein (1974)

The amply whiskered Wilder is electrifying in black and white as the American grandson of the infamous scientist. He travels to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body and gets to smooch sexy Inga (Teri Garr) with his luscious lady-tickler.

The Man: Vincent Price
The Mustache: Snidely Whiplash
The Movie: Theater of Blood (1973)

Yes, Price had his lip-lurker in nearly every movie he made, but in Theater of Blood he’s an arrogant stage actor playing many roles… all of them featuring some sort of soup-strainer and all of them murderously mad!

The Man: Sam Elliott
The Mustache: Fuller Brush
The Movie: The Legacy (1978)

Elliott’s an actor who’s made an icon of his nose neighbor, and it all started in the swinging 70s. One of his few – and most awesome – horror roles was as Pete Danner in The Legacy. He’s one of six guests of a hidden host who lies wasting away upstairs in a marvelous mansion which turns out to be a deathtrap… for five of them. Oooh… will Pete and his push broom survive?

The Man: Gary Oldman
The Mustache: English Fop
The Movie: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Oldman embodies centuries-old vampire Count Dracula who goes to England to bite necks and chew bubblegum… and he’s all out of bubblegum. The epic film covers the Count’s exploits from the time he was Vlad till he’s Nosferatu, and all through the eras his tea-steeped tendrils survive everything from garlic to fire.

The Man: Tom Atkins
The Mustache: The Thrill Me
The Movie: Night of the Creeps (1986)

Alien brain-parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. But thanks to his dental drapes and whole lotta firepower, our man Atkins resists… until he can’t. But he goes out like a boss and his ’stache is splendid to the end.

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31



The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3



I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read our reviews HERE).

It is with this in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and teased season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three, and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official; that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!”


We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

It’s 1984, and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter



The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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