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Dread Central hit the world premiere of the Image Entertainment and Ariescope Pictures anthology film Chillerama at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, last Thursday, September 15th (see Part 1 here), and today we bring you Part 2 of our coverage. In this installment we provide interviews with one of the film’s directors, Adam Rifkin, and cast members Lin Shaye, Gabby West, Kristina Klebe and more!

“We wanted from the start to make a movie that was a love letter to the movies that we loved growing up,” director Rifkin told us of their approach to the horror-comedy that is Chillerama, “(the type) that you don’t see getting made that often anymore and that you don’t see getting played that often anymore. When I was growing up in Chicago, they played these types of movies constantly on this show called ‘The Son of Svengoolie’, and that’s where I saw all of the Universal monster movies and all of the Japanese monster movies and Hammer films and all of that great drive-in, grindhouse stuff so we wanted to make a love letter to those ‘B’ films. So we all had a pow-wow and said, ‘All right, Adam Green’s The Diary of Anne Frankenstein is going to be an homage to 1930’s movies; Tim Sullivan’s I Was a Teenage Werebear is going to be an homage to 1960’s movies; Joe Lynch’s Zom B Movie is going to be an homage to 1980’s movies; and my Wadzilla is going to be an homage to 1950’s movies.”

On whether genre fans can expect a follow-up to the unabashedly non-PC, intentionally and universally offensive flick (read our Chillerama review here), “We definitely want to do a Volume 2 of Chillerama. We’d like to do Volume 20! This was so much fun!” said Rifkin.

Actress and genre vet Lin Shaye (Insidious) spoke with us as well, along with her “I Was a Teenage Werebear” co-star and winner of VH1’s “Scream Queens 2” Gabby West, and when asked whether or not she was surprised by the overwhelming turnout, Ms. Shaye replied, “No. I mean, these are four legendary directors, who each individually have an incredible following, and a little bit different of a following, too, so when all of those people come together, it’s really huge. They are really funny, skilled, passionate and creative people, and I’m thrilled to see the response tonight.”

Of Sullivan’s “Werebear” segment, a labor of love for those involved as we’d witnessed during our visit to the Malibu set (see our set report here), actress West recalled of the shoot, “It was so fun! I feel so lucky because it was really my second film, and I got to work with Lin, and I had a really fun experience. Lin and I gelled so well [during production], and to see everyone here supporting it is amazing, and I’m really grateful for it.”

“For me that was the best part of the experience,” mirrored Shaye, “the relationships that we created both personally and in character, and I guess as an actor there’s always a little bit of both. It’s not just what happens on screen, it’s what happens personally, and that’s what enriches what you have onscreen, and for me that’s part of the joy of acting.”

On collaborating once again with director Sullivan, “Tim is the man!” offered Shaye, who previously worked with him on the genre flicks 2001 Maniacs and Driftwood. “I’ve been fortunate enough since Detroit Rock City and through him to meet people like Gabby and the people he’s accumulated in his experiences along the way, and it’s become a little bit of a traveling road-show.”

As for her humorously lovelorn character of “Peggy Lou” in “Werebear”, West commented, “Tim created a comedic opportunity for me with that role that really wasn’t available, and something I wouldn’t have ever dreamed up, and it was awesome to have that.”

Actress Kristina Klebe (who appears as “Eva Braun” in Adam Green’s outrageously funny segment “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein” with Kane Hodder and Joel David Moore) made an appearance on the carpet as well alongside actress Kaili Thorne (the latter portrays final girl “Mayna” in Joe Lynch’s “Zom B Movie”) and stated, “I had a Chillerama cocktail in the mausoleum!” of prepping herself for the carpet melee.

“I’m just not used to this anymore for some reason,” Klebe expounded (she’s currently attending NYU grad school for directing), “and I’m in a whole other mindset, where I’ve been looking at things analytically and not performing in front of people” (although she’s certainly no stranger to the passionate response of genre fans and media, having previously appeared in the much debated Rob Zombie Halloween redux).

Thorne chimed in, “I didn’t expect it to be this big. When we were filming it, it was such a little movie, and no one could talk about it because if you did, Joe or Adam would slap you in the face! It was so secret, and this response, it’s so amazing! I haven’t seen anything except for the trailer yet, and I’m glad I made it into that.”

Also on hand to lend their support and chat up their projects were actor Jay Gillespie, who portrays “Nico” and “Pseudo Pinhead” in Mirrors 2 director Victor Garcia’s upcoming Hellraiser: Revelations, and Alexandra Holder, who appears with Gillespie in the forthcoming horror feature Jack the Reaper.

Dread questioned Gillespie (who worked with Chillerama director Sullivan on 2001 Maniacs) on his thoughts regarding the rather negative Internet reaction to the released Hellraiser: Revelations trailer and press materials, to which he stated, “Hopefully when audiences see it, they’ll think it’s better. I can understand it, with Doug Bradley not playing Pinhead. Personally, I worked with Stephan Smith Collins, who plays Pinhead [in Hellraiser: Revelations], and I think he did a great job. Everyone was really passionate, and I loved what I did in it. I’m psyched to be in it.”

Moving on, Gillespie commented, “Alexandra and I did Jack the Reaper together, and it just played at Cannes, and it’s going to be awesome.” Directed by Kimberly Seilhamer and starring Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland and Douglas Tait, the slasher flick is set in a desert carnival, and Gillespie commented, “It’s a new horror franchise, most likely, and it’s going to kick ass!”

Feast series director John Gulager also made an appearance and teased of his currently in post-production feature Piranha 3DD (which opens wide via Dimension on November 23 and which stars Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker and the returning Christopher Lloyd and Ving Rhames), “We are editing right now, and it’s bat-shit crazy! You haven’t seen insanity like this yet!”

Chillerama hits Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on November 29th and is currently touring. Check out our previous news story for an event in your city soon, and for more on the flick visit Chillerama online.

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Read Darren Aronofsky’s Screenplay for mother!

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This past year we saw the release of writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (review) a film that was controversial, to say the least. Some loved it, others loathed it.

And speaking of mother!, Aronofsky has said before that he wrote the movie in a mere 5 days (!) and today we have the film’s screenplay for you to download. Paramount released it officially a few weeks back and I say it’s worth the download and the read.

Especially if you fancy yourself as a screenwriter, like me.

What I found most interesting about Aronofsky’s script is that he forgoes typical sluglines. Instead, he jumps from location to location, without any uses of INT./EXT. or DAY/NIGHT. For instance, instead of writing:

INT. HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – DAY, he just writes: LIVING ROOM.

Interesting approach.

You can download the screenplay for mother! right here.

After giving the script a read through, hit me up in the comments below and let’s start a dialogue about the screenplay, the format, the structure, and the finished film in general if you’d like. I’m big into the craft of screenwriting so let’s talk about it!

The film is written & directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Ed Harris.

mother! hits Digital HD Dec. 5 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs Dec. 19.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Synopsis:

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.’.

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Bigfoot Horror Movie Cherokee Creek Gets Trailer and Poster

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I have always said that the last movie monster out there that has yet to get a quality flag-ship flick is Bigfoot. Everyone in the world knows Bigfoot (right?) so why the hell isn’t there a “Holy Grail” movie centered around the big, hairy sumbitch?

Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few quality motion pictures based on the big guy including Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and Edwardo Sanchez’s Exists. But neither of those films blew the roof off the movie-going public.

Maybe Cherokee Creek will finally do the trick?

We’ll have to wait and see. But until the film has an official release date we can always take a look at the film’s trailer and poster – both of which you will find below.

Give them a look and then make sure to let us know what you think has been the best Bigfoot movie thus far (Harry and the Hendersons?) in the comments below!

The film is written and directed by Todd Jenkins and stars Billy Blair, Todd Jenkins, Justin Armstrong, Terry Dale Parks, Ray Hosack, Jeff Swearingen, Justin Duncan, CG Lewis, Nellie Sciutto, Steve Mokate, Jason P. Kendall, Anthony Phoenix, James Yeager, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Jinx Jenkins.

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A bachelor party in the woods gets crashed by the ultimate party animal.

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Edward James Olmos Says Shane Black’s The Predator is Really Funny, Yet Deadly

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When we first heard that writer-director Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Band, The Nice Guys) and his main collaborator Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) were going to be taking on a big-budget reboot/sequel of Predator we were excited as hell. As we’re sure you were as well.

We knew the film was going to be, at least in some aspects, the funniest Predator film we have seen thus far. I mean with Black and Dekker penning the script how could it NOT?

But just how funny will The Predator be?

Well, if we are to believe ScienceFiction.com and co-star Edward James Olmos, the movie is going to be hilarious… yet still deadly.

The Blade Runner actor was recently out and about promoting the new Disney film Coco, and dropped some all-new info on Shane Black’s The Predator.

“Oh, my goodness. That’s an interesting story,” Edward James Olmos told the site. “I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already been filming for three months so they were a unit. So I jump in as the General and there were some moments where I just had to laugh in the scene and I couldn’t be laughing in the scene. ‘I’m sorry guys. Really, I’m sorry.'”

“Keegan (Michael Key) and Thomas Jane, they’re paired off in groups of three groups,” he continues. “Six guys. The way they work, they were all post-traumatic stress disorder guys who were inside of an insane asylum. A mental hospital. Then they put the lead character in there to kind of make them disappear, because they want them kind of out of the picture. And so he gets involved and then boom, the world goes crazy and these kids are released. But out of a freaky incident with some of the Predators. It’s crazy. It’s so crazy. I’m excited for it, and I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I got a good feeling about it. I mean if it’s really funny, and yet deadly like Predator is.”

I’m not surprised at all that the film is going to be funny, and the thought of a humorous Predator movie doesn’t worry me in the slightest either. I have utter faith that Black and Dekker will give us one of the best Predator films in the franchise.

What do you think? Let us know below!

The Predator stars Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Augusto Aguilera, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing.

The Predator comes out August 3, 2018.

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