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Johnathon Schaech Gives the Scoop on His Role in Day of the Dead: Bloodline

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With Johnathon Schaech being no stranger to horror films in his lengthy resume (Prom Night remake, Quarantine), his role in the rebooting of Day of the Dead gives the zombie aficionados a “Bub-makeover” in 2018. He was more than kind enough to give us a peek into the role as well as what he had to do to get ready to play the rotting soul.

Read on and enjoy!


DC: Johnathon, what can you tell us about your role as Max in the film?

JS: Well, Max is kind of a monster in the movie even before the zombie invasion, and he goes about getting the girl that he wants all the wrong way, ending up getting infected with the disease and being trapped in a limbo-state.

DC: You’re no stranger to getting yourself into some physical roles such as this one – how do you prepare for a performance like this?

JS: I gained about 35 lbs. of muscle – trained and ate almost 6,000 calories a day, and one of the things that I wanted to do was have Max be so imposing that when you looked at him (in full makeup), you knew that he was that monster, and with the amount of weight and size that I’d put on, it would help with the stunts and the physical elements, and it really was a very challenging role.

DC: Your career has a lengthy list of both film and TV roles – what do you personally see as the greatest difference when getting ready for each respective role?

JS: Time – when you get hired for a film, you usually have time to prepare, as for a TV role you have to get ready pretty quickly. At least, that’s what I’ve come up with – when I got Jonah Hex, I think I was then performing the role within 4-5 days, as with this film I had about 8 weeks to build my body up and get ready for the role.

DC: After the release of Day of the Dead: Bloodline, what will be keeping you busy in the new year?

JS: I’m going to be continuing my role as Jonah Hex on “Legends of Tomorrow” so be on the lookout for that.

From director Hèctor Hernández Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Fritz), Day of the Dead: Bloodline stars Sophie Skelton and Johnathon Schaech. Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD this coming February 6th. Special features include “Day of the Dead: Bloodline: Reviving Horror” featurette.

Synopsis:
Fear goes viral in this terrifying retelling of George A. Romero’s zombie horror classic. Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world’s population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe’s past infiltrates the bunker, he just might hold the key to saving humanity… or ending it.

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Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE Hits 4K Blu-ray This July

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It’s fucking Chucky…

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One kind of came and went this past summer and I never got the chance to check it out in theaters. I fully planned to – if even just to see Chucky share the screen with Christine and Freddy – but alas, I was just too busy (?) to head to the multiplex.

But if you’re like me and missed the film in theaters, then you’ll be happy to hear that today we have word that the film will be hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 24.  And for those of you who just can’t wait, the film will be hitting Digital July 3.

You can check out a full list of special features below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline based on the novel by Cline and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen, and Mark Rylance. It was produced by Spielberg Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Dan Farah. Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

The film hits digital July 3 and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 24.

Special Features:

  • Game Changer: Cracking the Code
  • Effects for a Brave New World
  • Level Up: Sound for the Future
  • High Score: Endgame
  • Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure
  • The ’80’s: You’re The Inspiration

Synopsis:

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

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MTV SCREAM Star Heads to BEACH HOUSE

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Archstone Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to Jason Saltiel’s new thriller Beach House starring Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) and Murray Bartlett (Iron Fist).

The film is set to be released in theaters this June and on multiple VOD platforms later in the summer. And today we have the film’s poster for your viewing pleasure.

You can check out the poster to the right and the synopsis below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Beach House is directed and co-written by Jason Saltiel, co-written and produced by Matt Simon, and stars Willa Fitzgerald, Murray Bartlett, Orlagh Cassidy, and Tom Hammond. Ben Barenholtz and Andrew van den Houten are executive producing.

The film is set to be released in theaters nationwide on June 22nd and on multiple VOD platforms later in the summer.

Synopsis:

The film follows Emma (Fitzgerald), whose quiet beach retreat takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of an enigmatic artist from her mother’s past, Paul. Paul challenges, enthralls, and frightens her, as Emma comes to suspect him of a terrible crime.

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First Look: Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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I swear that we are not trying to burn you guys out on news regarding writer-director Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the upcoming sequel to House of 100 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. But the man keeps pumping out updates himself and we’re just passing along the news.

Case in point, today we have your first look at Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Warden Virgil Dallas Harper. Spaulding looks to be behind bars (like the rest of the Rejects) and JDP seems to be the man keeping him there.

You can check out Zombie’s Instagram posts below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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