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Talent to Attend Dread Central’s Bicoastal Screenings for The Night Watchmen Next Week in NY and LA

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The stars of Mitch (The Hamiltons) Altieri’s award-winning horror comedy The Night Watchmen will be attending Dread Central’s free screenings of the movie next week. Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, and Dan Franko will be there on Monday, November 13, in Brooklyn, New York. Then on Tuesday, November 14, in Los Angeles, stars Kevin Jiggetts and Kara Luiz will be on hand.

The Night Watchmen, about bumbling warehouse guards who must fend off a vampire outbreak, played over three dozen film festivals (including Montreal’s Fantasia and the NYC Horror Film Festival) to much acclaim and took home at least two dozen major prizes.

New Yorkers can catch The Night Watchmen (and eat a great meal in the process!) at the world-famous Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (445 Albee Square West; 718-513-2547) on Monday, November 13. Dread’s Tony Timpone will provide the meet & greet there. The fun begins at 7 pm at the Alamo.

DreadVision’s LA screening will take place at Hollywood’s swanky Arena Cinelounge Sunset (6464 Sunset Boulevard; 323-924-1644) on Tuesday, November 14, and will be hosted by blogger/filmmaker and Dread buddy SpookyDan Walker. The show starts at 7:30 pm.

These DreadVision Night Watchmen screenings will be free shows; to obtain tickets, send an email to screenings@dreadcentral.com. Please tell us which show you want to attend by listing “Watchmen: NY 11/13” or “Watchmen: LA 11/14” in your subject line and provide your full name. The offer is good for you and your guests. We will confirm your RSVP, but seating is not guaranteed, so arrive early.

Synopsis:
Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.

These exclusive events are presented by our pals at Orama Filmworks and Gravitas Ventures, who are releasing The Night Watchmen on Blu-ray, VOD, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon on November 21.

Check out this raves:
“The Night Watchmen, directed by Mitchell Altieri (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons), was made for midnight movie buffs. This demented cousin of Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead is as bloody as it is fun.”—Brussels International Film Festival

“…this latest throwback to the decade’s horror comedies is as gloriously demented as it is meticulously reconstructed. And with an undead horde of vampire zombie clowns running amok, there’s a lot of fun to be had.”—Starburstmagazine.com

“I loved The Night Watchmen and it totally deserves full marks…It’s the horror comedy of the year. Bloody. Hilarious.”—www.deeomen.com

“This one has ALL the makings of a potential cult classic. In the what-to-watch-when-you-and-your-friends-are-pretty-drunk category…this one is Citizen Kane material!”—Horrornews.net

“A little Shaun of the Dead, a little Half Baked and it gives you an idea of what to expect…The Night Watchmen is a film that could have a nice little cult following…If you are a fan of early ’90s cheese splatter horror, then look out for this one!”—Horrormoviesuncut.com

And for Dread Central’s own ecstatic review, click here.

For more info visit the official The Night Watchmen website. See you on November 13 and 14. More exclusive DreadVision screening events are coming soon, so watch this space!

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Attack of the Mushroom People Attacks Amazon Prime

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We don’t typically get excited about press releases wanting to the world to know a 55-year-old monster movie has just been made available for free to Amazon Prime subscribers, but when that movie is Attack of the Mushroom People

Not familiar with this trippy 1963 creature feature from longtime Godzilla director Ishiro Honda? If you thought Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster was the pinnacle of bizarro Toho filmmaking, then you’ve never seen Matango, aka Attack of the Mushroom People.

Synopsis:
After a yacht is damaged in a storm, its boarders stranded on a deserted island take refuge in a mysterious fungus-covered boat. With nothing else to eat, some members of the shipwrecked party begin to ingest mysterious mushrooms, transforming them into hideous monsters.

By “hideous monsters” they quite literally mean “mushroom people” that look like something Sid & Marty Krofft would have come up in the 1970’s had they ever attempted a Lovecraft-themed kid’s show.

H.P. Pufnstuf?

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce they have just released this fungal fright flick on Amazon Prime in the United States and United Kingdom.

Well, you gonna drop some shrooms or not?

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Must-Own: Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31 on DVD and/or VHS

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I make it no secret that I am a big fan of Halloween and horror anthologies. I mean who doesn’t love those two great tastes?

Well, like Reese’s peanut butter cups, someone went ahead and put the two greats tastes together for the Halloween horror anthology 10/31.

We reviewed the film recently and you can check that out HERE. But today we want to pass along the news that not only has the film hit DVD, but Scream Team Releasing has also put together a release of the film on VHS!

I literally snagged up a copy of the film on VHS as fast as I could and I am now counting down the days until it arrives on my doorstep. But if you’re not a VHS nut like me, then maybe you’ll be interested in some of the other merch the 10/31 team has put together.

These bits and pieces include a 10/31 & The Barn combo pack, a Limited Edition DVD with the film’s IndieGoGo artwork, the soundtrack on CD, and Travis Smith’s poster.

You can check out pics of all the cool merch below and then let us know what you think!

10/31 is now available on DVD and VHS RIGHT HERE.

Synopsis:

Red Letter Entertainment brings you…’10/31′ – a Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. 5 spooky tales from masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror written and directed by indie horrors best and brightest such as award-winning filmmakers Justin M. Seaman and Zane Hershberger (The Barn), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror) an original score and segment directed by award-winning film and game composer Rocky Gray (The Barn, Killing Floor 2, Close Calls) and features web horror host Malvolia: The Queen of Screams (Jennifer Nangle). These blood-soaked tales of terror and the macabre in the vein of Creepshow, Body Bags, Tales of Halloween and V/H/S are sure to chill horror lovers to the bone.

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First Look: Jim Parsons and Kaya Scodelario in Zac Efron Ted Bundy Flick

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Last week we shared you first look at Metallica’s James Hetfield in director Joe Berlinger’s Ted Bundy flick Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.

Today we have a few new pics from the film straight from Zac Efron himself. The actor posted these fresh photos on his Instagram today and you can check them out below.

The new pics feature Efron as creepy Bundy, along with our first looks at “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons as Lead Prosecutor Larry Simpson and Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Carole Anne Boone, the ex-wife of the notorious serial killer.

If we can say nothing more about this Bundy film at this time, we can say that it sure as hell boasts some ballsy casting choices. And we’re all for that. What do you think? Let us know below!

The film is directed by Joe Berlinger from a script by Michael Werwie and stars John Malkovich, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan, Jim Parsons, and Zac Efron as Ted Bundy.

The movie is currently shooting in Covington, Kentucky.

Synopsis:

Told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend who went years denying the accusations against Bundy, but ultimately turned him into the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

I’m literally falling for you. ❤😎#happyvalentinesday

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