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Charlie Band back againI’d never before heard of worry dolls, but then I’m not from Central America. Worry dolls are these tiny dolls, usually about 1/2 inch tall and made from cotton, wood and card, that originated in Guatemala. Not so much children’s playthings as they are the focus of native folklore; a person who cannot sleep places a worry doll under their pillow and the doll is believed to worry in the person’s place, permitting the person to sleep peacefully.

But it’s okay that I’ve not heard of them because Charles Band has and leave it to the man who never met a doll or puppet he didn’t want to transform into instruments of death to find a way to turn worry dolls into killers. Any moment now Band will begin work on his newest killer doll flick: Dangerous Worry Dolls.

I love the fact that he felt the need to qualify the title with the use of the adjective “dangerous”. As if box art with what will no doubt be uglied-up, evil-looking little dolls won’t be enough to let everyone know that this isn’t going to be kiddy entertainment along the lines of “Monster in my Pocket”.

Dangerous Worry Dolls “…takes place behind the cold, metal doors of a woman’s detention center on the edge of the desperately hot desert. It’s here where the women endure the wrath of prison life as they are subjected to harassment by fellow inmates and some of the guards. But when Eva’s daughter gives her mom a handful of worry dolls for protection, the dolls take over Eva’s entire being, and payback is a bitch!”

According to Band’s blog, the “dangerous” worry dolls in question will be 1/2 inch tall and tailored to designs in theme with Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration. They also get into the lead character’s body by crawling into her ear. Ick!

Also on the Band burner is Decadent Evil 2 (pictured), a sequel I suppose someone must have been clamoring for – damn sure wasn’t me.

“After surviving their encounter with the Queen vampire Morella in Decadent Evil, sweet vampire Sugar and her human boyfriend Dex travel with Marvin the homunculus to Little Rock, Arkansas. Their plan: to revive Marvin’s dead son, the famous vampire hunter Ivan Burroughs with the life-giving blood of the King Vampire. On a quest to locate the King Vampire, Sugar and Dex are drawn into a coven of the wicked creatures that are using a local strip club as cover. When Sugar is kidnapped for sacrifice to the King Vampire, Dex manages to revive Ivan as one of the living dead to assist in the rescue efforts.”

I’ll say this; unlike the first one, the sequel sounds like it might have an actual plot to it. We’ll see. Actually, you’ll see – and you know who you are – because I’ve got zero interest in a second dose of Decadent Evil after watching and reviewing the original. I’ll just save up my energy for when The Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust gets released.

For those interested, Decadent Evil 2 hits DVD shelves on October 2nd.

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31

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The last time we gave you guys word on the upcoming Halloween horror anthology 10/31 was to bring you the knock-out exclusive official poster, which you can peep to your left (click for a higher-res version).

The new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S and Creepshow joins an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is executive produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

The film’s stories are directed by the likes of Justin M. Seaman (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Devilution), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and Rocky Gray making his directing debut.

This past weekend we were able to catch up with producer-director Rocky Gray and ask him a few choice questions about the anticipated upcoming anthology film.

You can check out our quick interview below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to check out 10/31 in the comments below!

Dread Central: How is the film coming along?

Rocky Gray: The film is now completed and we are getting the perks out to our Indiegogo backers. The backers and Death By Festival got to see the first cut of the film in October and they loved it so we’re very excited to get the film out to everyone else very soon.

DC: What can expect from this anthology?

RG: Expect to have a lot of Halloween themed fun. Each segment has its own flavor so the pacing and the look change throughout the film. With masked killers, vampires, scarecrows, tricksters and old hags there’s something for everyone.

DC: Will there be a sequel?

RG: If there was a demand for it we would make it happen!

Sounds good to us. Thanks for chatting with us, Rocky!

You can become a fan of the film on Facebook HERE.

SYNOPSIS:
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of The Barn and Volumes of Blood.

Red Letter Entertainment, Inc. brings you the directorial debut from Rocky Gray (composer of The Barn, Killing Floor 2), two-time Grammy-winning musician and former drummer for Evanescence. A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S/ and Creepshow brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The film is Executive Produced by P.J. Starks, creator of the critically acclaimed Volumes of Blood.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3

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I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read our reviews HERE).

It is with this in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and teased season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three, and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official; that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!”

Whatever.

We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:
It’s 1984, and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

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The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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