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Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left Limited Edition Blu-ray Via Arrow Video Is Killer




“It’s only a Blu-ray… Only a Blu-ray… Only a Blu-ray.”

One of my favorite movies is writer-director Wes Craven’s directing debut The Last House on the Left.

If you’re like me then you’ll be excited as hell to hear that Arrow Video has just announced an epic Limited Edition Blu-ray release of the film coming this May.

You can the official cover artwork to the right, and read all the details and all the special features below. Then let us know if you plan to snag a copy!


  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower


  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior’s Story – a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
    Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
    Songs in the Key of Krug – never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century – archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left – archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Scoring Last House on the Left – archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It’s Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left – archival documentary
  • Forbidden Footage – the cast and crew of Last House on the film’s most controversial sequences
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes and Dailies
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch – brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and “Night of Vengeance” – filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That’ll Tear Your Heart Out – excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
  • The film was written and directed by Wes Craven (his feature film debut) and produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th). The movie stars David A. Hess, Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, and Marc Sheffler.

The Last House on the Left hits Blu-ray via Arrow Video May 28/29.


Rundown via Arrow Video:

The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture, and murder.

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven’s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.




Star Wars: Battlefront II’s Janina Gavankar Stars in Afterparty Game Trailer



If you’ve played Oxenfree, you know that Night School Studio is at the top of the class when it comes to supernatural graphic adventure video games. Which is why we’re so excited to play Afterparty, which has just received its first trailer.

Announced several months ago, Afterparty takes place in the depths of Hell, with recently deceased friends Lola and Milo embarking on a quest to outdrink the Devil himself in the hope that doing so will allow them to return to the land of the living. Regarding the voice cast, IGN reported that Lola will be voiced by Janina Gavankar, who was the best thing in Star Wars: Battlefront II, whilst Milo will be played by “B: The Beginning’s” Khoi Dao.

In terms of gameplay, you can see from the trailer that Afterparty looks strikingly similar to Oxenfree, and seeing as we gave the latter game a perfect score in our review, that can’t be a bad thing. We’ll know for sure if Afterparty lives up to the excellent example set by its predecessor when it releases next year.


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Event Coverage: Walker Stalker Con London 2018



Thousands of fans from around Europe descended onto London’s Olympia venue for the third Walker Stalker Convention to hit England’s shores. London is one of nine Walker Stalker conventions for “The Walking Dead” that happen annually worldwide and is always one of the most anticipated of the year.

Throughout the two-day event fans were treated to the stars of the show and various stalls selling related memorabilia, comics, and signed prints; makeup booths; and you could even get a real tattoo of your favorite “Walking Dead” character there and then. There is as always a lot to take in, and Dread Central was there to do just that over the next 48 hours.

All Photos: David Bronstein

The first panel to kick off the convention was attended by two stars who were not able to make last year’s event, and they brought the house down. IronE Singelton may not be part of the show anymore, but if he wants to be a stand-up comic, then the advice is go for it. Quick-witted with dry humor, Singleton was able to make a room of a thousand people roar in laughter at some of his recollections and memories of his time on the show. It was also fun seeing the gorgeous Laurie Holden, who of course played Andrea, and she answered questions on why she sought to have a romantic fling with The Governor in Season 3. Joining them on the panel was Scott Wilson, still much missed as the wise Hershel Greene and a superb storyteller and veteran Hollywood actor.

The fun didn’t stop there when soon after King Ezekiel arrived in the form of Khary Payton, and like Singleton, Payton was full of fun too. He was clever to dodge fans’ questions about what will happen in the remainder of Season 8 and wore a t-shirt dedicated to his tiger, Shiva (RIP, Shiva, from all of us at Dread Central). Halfway through his panel the audience was treated to a surprise when his right-hand man from the show, Jerry played by Cooper Andrews, appeared. Immediately the two played off of one another and the chemistry inside ten minutes was enough to understand why the showrunners cast the two in their Kingdom roles. It was also a special day for Andrews as he was celebrating his 33rd birthday, and Payton, along with thousands of fans, sang him a happy birthday song.

The main room on the upper level was used for panels, but there was also a more intimate gathering downstairs, hosted by the great Dave Solo. Interviewees included Sarah Wayne Callies, Alanna Masterson, and Michael Rooker; and it was an opportunity for fans to get up-close and personal with their on-screen heroes. Rooker was welcomed with deafening cheers given that he had not been to London last year; host Solo told the waiting audience to expect the unexpected when Rooker arrives, and he wasn’t wrong. Wearing a baseball cap with shades, Rooker was an infectious, non-stop talker for his thirty-minute session, discussing everything from playing Merle to the 1986 classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer to his brilliant role in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) were inevitably snowed down in never-ending queues for their autographs and photo sessions, and this meant that the pair were unable to do any panels. Also at the 11th hour Andrew Lincoln (Rick) had to pull out of the show due to unforeseen circumstances but such is life and he will, as ever, be welcomed with open arms for 2019.

Walker Stalker Con London was rounded out by a very special guest who has indeed as yet not appeared on the show, but he was invited to the convention because he is the definition of cool and a horror god, right? Welcome to the one and only Bruce Campbell (give me some sugar, baby!). Campbell was in Europe and made a rare appearance in London to promote his new book Hail to the Chin‘, which is a follow-up to his 2001 autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.  Campbell’s panel was hotly anticipated, and he didn’t disappoint. Highlights included Campbell using Negan’s bat and informing us that it was his idea back in the 80s to use a bat with barbed wire wrapped around it, telling a fan that Spider-Man 3 really wasn’t that good after refusing to accept a free Blu-ray of the movie and getting a fan from Wales mixed up as a German. Campbell was the perfect host to close out the convention and left everyone with a spring in their step, even though he admitted that the current season of Ash vs Evil Dead will most likely be the last.

The London Walker Stalker Con was a triumphant success, and we are already looking forward to 2019. If you can’t wait until then , here are many other Walker Stalker Cons taking place this year, which are listed below:

Chicago – April 7th-8th
Nashville – May 12th-13th
Orlando – August 11th-12th
Atlanta – October 26th-28th
San Jose – December 1st-2nd
New Jersey – December 8th-9th
Portland – January 5th-6th, 2019

You can find out more about the Walker Stalker Conventions and buy tickets by clicking here.


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#Brainwaves Episode 82: A Tribute to Jennifer Julian



Several days ago we lost someone who was integral to both the Dread Central family and the Brainwaves family, Mrs. Dark… Jennifer Julian. As a result this week there was no show. There was just too much shock. This coming week, though, we plan on honoring Jenn properly with an hour-long special cut of her antics while Mr. Dark was doing his paranormal news segment.

Jenn was hilarious. Her light was infectious and her tongue as sharp as Mr. Pointy from the “Buffy” days. It’s an honor to be able to preserve and celebrate her memory.

Thank you so very much for all that you gave, all the times that you helped, all the support, and most of all for that wonderful smile. Please watch over us all. We know you’re itchin’ to “staple our testicles to the ceiling” of Heaven, and not only do we probably deserve that, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jenn… this one is for you.

Special thanks to listener Scary Little Mary and Amy Martin for doing the legwork and getting this tribute assembled and to the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas for donating their space for her memorial. Our hearts ache for Justin. We love you, brother.

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


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Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at UncleCreepy@dreadcentral.com with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.


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