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Larry Cedar Gives Us a Look At His Role in the Upcoming Killer Kate!

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With a multitude of stage, screen and voiceover-roles to his credit, journeyman actor Larry Cedar certainly is no stranger when it comes to tossing himself directly into a character’s world. His latest role takes him into director Elliot Feld’s horror comedy Killer Kate!, and he was gracious enough to talk with us for a few minutes about the role, as well as some of his other pieces of work, so settle in, read on and enjoy!

DC: Larry, what can you tell us about the film and the character that you’ll be playing?

LC: It’s the story of a young woman who’s not exactly on the best of terms with her sister – nothing terrible, but just the usual differences, so it’s a bit of an estranged relationship, and her sister’s getting married, and she doesn’t necessarily want to go to the wedding or have anything to do with it. I play their father, who is terminally ill, and he convinces her that for the good of her family that she really should go. She ends up going to a bachelorette party that her sister is throwing with a few of her friends, and it turns out to be a house of horrors – they don’t realize it right away, but they soon thereafter find out that there’s people stalking them, and eventually attacking them, and their forced to defend themselves in a bunch of ways – I don’t want to give too much away, but that’s kind of how it shakes down.

DC: Your resume is very impressive, considering all of the work you’ve done on stage, screen and voice-acting – do you see a different mode of preparation when getting yourself ready for each respective role that comes along in different formats?

LC: Well, when it comes to theater, you rehearse for 4 -5 weeks, and I’m doing a one-man show right now, and we’ve been rehearsing for months. For film, you can get a bit more rehearsal time depending on the budget, and television is almost instantaneous. I shot one of my scenes yesterday, and Elliot Feld (director for Killer Kate!) came over and we talked a little bit about the character and some of the finesse of the scene which really was very helpful, because you can find yourself kind of groping in the dark, so it’s really just relative to the piece, but theater would be the longest amount of preparation.

DC: Speaking of theater, you’ve almost completed a run of Dostoevsky’s Notes From The Underground, which ironically enough was directed by your wife, Pamela. I’m sure she’s quite familiar with your methods when it comes to acting, so is it along the lines of taking her exact direction, or does she say “ok, I know what you can do, so just go to it?

LC: It’s a little bit of both – she’s seen my work, and she knows my work, and she knows what I’m capable of. Some directors will give you that bit of free reign, while others have a much tighter control – I prefer having a free reign. You can always bring me in after I’ve tried some stuff, but just give me a shot, and that’s the kind of director my wife is – she just says “gimme what you got”, and she’ll either say “yeah that works” or she’ll veto it and let me know that I’m heading in the wrong direction. Aside from that she’ll tell me that she’s been thinking about a scene, and I think we need to go with this – it’s a common mix of her own ideas as well as letting my go with some of my own stuff.

DC: I can’t imagine that you have much down-time, but after your spot in Killer Kate wraps, what else will you be working on?

LC: I’m still finishing up the Dostoevsky play, and I may jump into another piece after that, and I’m auditioning fairly regularly – I just came from a commercial audition, and you just kind of spill from one thing to the next, and you’re never really sure what that’s going to be – but that’s the fun part of the business, as there’s never a dull moment.

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Dread Central Presents The Lodgers – Vegas Screening and Wider Release

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Last weekend fans got their first taste of the next Dread Central Presents film, The Lodgers (review); and we’re not done yet! There’s another Dread Central Presents screening TOMORROW, February 22nd, at 7:00 PM at the Eclipse Theaters in Las Vegas, Nevada (tickets here); and then the flick will be opening wider the very next day!

To see if the film will be playing near you, click here for a list of cities The Lodgers will be haunting!

Directed by Brian O’Malley and starring Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner, the film made its worldwide premiere at 2017’s Toronto International Film Festival and has since won many awards across multiple festivals.

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Synopsis:
In this Gothic horror tale, a family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) to their home as punishment for their ancestors’ sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house, must be in their rooms by the chime of midnight, and must never be separated from one another. Breaking any of these three rules will incur the wrath of a sinister presence that inhabits the house after midnight.

While Edward is committed to this ill-fated life, he’s becoming more unhinged due to the fact that Rachel is not. Smitten by a local soldier (Eugene Simon), Rachel grows skeptical and begins to rebel, desperate to escape the oppression and misery of their captivity.

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Exclusive Clip: Primal Rage – Bigfoot Causes Chaos!

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Ever been driving in the woods and see or hear something that you cannot explain? Something so shocking that it makes your skin crawl off of your spine? Yeah, those moments, that usually chalked up to something completely innocuous, can be mucho unsettling. Such is the case with our bloody exclusive clip from the latest sliver of Sasquatchploitation, Primal Rage, which illustrates what can happen when you play with your food.

Directed by Patrick Magee, who co-wrote the film with Jay Lee, Primal Rage stars Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Casey Gagliardi, Eloy Casados, Justin Rain and Marshal Hilton. You can also catch this one of the big screen as on February 27th, Fathom (tickets here) will be hosting a one-night theater event for Primal Rage.

Enough talk! Get your Squatch on!

Synopsis:
Lost deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, Ashley and Max Carr are stalked by a terrifying creature that might be Bigfoot. Soon they find themselves embroiled in a strange land of Native American myth and legend turned real. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight back against this monster in a desperate battle of life or death.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night Set Visit Part 2: Screams and Flames

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[SPOILERS] As mentioned in our earlier set visit story, The Strangers: Prey at Night maintains the same feeling of isolation as the original. Even though a full-fledged production was going on in Gatlin Lake Getaway, it is hard to shake that feeling of being totally alone once wandering away from the set lighting. The dark surround woods start to close in and threaten to swallow any who stray too close to the tree line. Then the silence is broken as a beat-up 1972 Ford Ranger’s engine revs and a scream slices through the night.

Back on the lit street, the familiar looking truck has collided head-on with the side Wagner County Sheriff’s SUV. At the driver’s seat of the Ford is a man sporting a white cloth bag as a mask. The Bagman has returned. His appearance has not changed. The empty sockets of the mask still glare ominously and the painted smile poorly hides the stranger’s murderous intent.

An air of frustration surrounds the Bagman as he attempts to free the truck from the SUV. In vain, the Ford revs and struggles to no avail. Bad news for him, but good news for whomever the Bagman was pursuing. The law enforcement vehicle, with its lights flashing, had been driven by a young woman decked out in a black Ramones t-shirt and blood-splattered jeans. Her hair is jet black. The woman’s skin is streaked with dark blood and open slash wounds. The dark punk eye makeup is running, but the wearer is not.

It is obvious that this woman has been through a lot as she limps from the wreck. The context of her current state is not clear, but the shrieking that emanates from her as she produces a lighter and throws it to the ground under the collided vehicles speaks volumes. It can only be assumed that she has been chased, slashed, and emotionally beaten for hours. The scream is packed with emotions from fear to outright spite and rage. It is so powerful, in fact, that the crew members uttered stunned laudations.

As the gasoline ignites, the flames climb and spread of the mangled metal of the two collided vehicles. The Ford’s engine still violently revs as the Bagman emotionlessly tries to break free. The young woman is slowly backing away, unaware of the chain reaction occurring. The darkness of 1 AM is broken by two giant fireballs that erupt, engulfing the metal mayhem in the middle of the street. The surroundings fall silent, cut is called and the crew erupts in exclamations at the awesome spectacle.

This powerful moment was brought to us by Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark).

The Strangers: Prey at Night was now on its twenty-second day of shooting and only eight more days remained. The cast and crew are well accustomed to their routines and the late night shoots have become second nature. When asked if the constant schedule of night shoots had been difficult, Madison elicited some of the virtues that the darkness has to offer, “There’s something very vulnerable about night shoots. You are emotionally in a different place when you’re awake and rested in the daytime. I think for something traumatic like this, you need to be able to access different emotions; at night you’re a lot more capable.”

At this point in production, Bailee’s character has seen a lot of action. A heavy amount of blood adorns the actor’s arms and a thick clotting mass of the red stuff covers most of her forehead. Keeping track of that damage for continuity from day to day looks like a grueling task, and makeup department head Jodi Byrne dropped some details about the process, “We have continuity photos and we take pictures of Bailee constantly throughout the day … We have to determine which takes are actually going to be used in the film and we move from that point.”

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..

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