Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley! - Dread Central
Connect with us

Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley!



Post Thumb:


Horror fans, the excruciating wait is almost over! This Friday the 13th Lionsgate is set to unleash undoubtedly one of the best modern horror films of all time with Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods (review here), which was co-written and produced by Joss Whedon.

Last week Dread Central had the distinct pleasure of hosting a special advance screening of The Cabin in the Woods for the students of UC Berkeley in Northern California as well as a Q&A with Goddard and one of the flick’s co-stars, Amy Acker (whom Whedon fans will recognize as Fred from “Angel”).

And while 95 percent of that Q&A was pretty spoiler heavy and we wouldn’t dream of ruining anything for you fans out there, we did manage to grab a few soundbites from Goddard and Acker, which we’ve got for you below as well as a video of several fans from the Berkeley screening who were more than eager to discuss their experiences watching this mind-bending flick.

Drew Goddard on Getting The Cabin in the Woods Made and the Fans:

It’s funny, but Joss and I never expected that anyone would ever let us make this movie, let alone make it completely on our own terms. We do a lot of interesting things in this movie, and to be able to have this kind of freedom was really amazing. I think that’s why people are loving this- it’s original and they can tell that we had free rein to do whatever we wanted. That’s rare.

And I also love the fact that the fans who have seen the movie so far have been great about not ruining anything for those who haven’t yet. This has been one of those projects that has been shrouded in secrecy for a few years now – including what happened with MGM and then Lionsgate coming in to rescue us – so I’m just excited that I finally get to talk about everything I’ve been holding in for a few years now.

Amy Acker on Reteaming with Drew and Joss for The Cabin in the Woods:

I love these guys, and I pretty much knew I didn’t have to read the script to want to be a part of this. But thankfully the script was beyond amazing, which made this whole experience that much better. I loved my role and that I wasn’t exactly the kind of character you may be expecting to see, but there I am. Plus, what ends up happening with my character in the movie was just so much fun, and I felt really lucky to get to work with these guys again on something as cool as this.

Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley!

Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley!

Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley!

Exclusive Coverage: Dread Central Hosts The Cabin in the Woods at UC Berkeley!

The Cabin in the Woods

Got news? Click here to submit it!
Meet scary monsters in the comments section below!

Image Type 1:

Continue Reading


Jesper Kyd Returning to Score Vermintide 2



From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

Kyd was inspired by Norse mythology, utilizing ancient tribal music as well as dark fantastical elements to build upon the acoustic soundscapes he composed for the first Vermintide game. Channeling his own Scandinavian roots, Kyd will blend Viking and Norse-inspired vocals with ritualistic percussion styles to create a unique soundtrack experience.

Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

Continue Reading


Like Me – Will You Like This Dystopian Thriller?



Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

Directed by Robert Mockler

While Like Me is not dystopian in the classic science-fiction sense, it does aptly put the downer vibe across. If the present is abysmal, then the future is downright hopeless. We learn this as we follow an unhinged teenage loner called Kiya (Addison Timlin) on a hollow crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. At first the world “likes” her—with the exception of YouTube rival Burt (Ian Nelson), who disdainfully denounces her viral videos—but pride goes before the fall, and Kiya’s descent is spectacular.

If you’ve peeped the trailer for Like Me, then you’re probably expecting a horror movie. I mean, they’ve got the requisite menacing masked baddie and they’ve got genre icon Larry Fessenden in a major role—those are a couple of the key ingredients, right? Yes they are, but this simmering, shimmering stew of Natural Born Killers, Excision and King Kelly, it boils down to a whole lotta nothing. Like Me is sort of a drama, kind of a road trip flick, and almost a thriller. It succeeds at none yet does stand on its own as a compelling collection of cool visuals and pertinent performances. But is that enough?

While Kiya is a compelling character on the surface, there’s barebones beneath. Sure, she’s a Millennial mind-fed on random online clips and snappy soundbites—but what turned her into a psychopath? Was she born that way? Is social media to blame? We’ll never know, because not a hint is given. I don’t mind ambiguity, but even a morsel would have been welcome in this case. As Kiya ramps up her reckless exhibitionistic extremes, the stakes are never raised. In the end, who cares? Maybe that’s the point.

A word of warning: If you plan on watching this movie while chomping snacks…don’t. There is stomach-turning scene after vomit-inducing scene of orgiastic easting, binging, and the inevitable purging. I’m sure it’s all metaphorical mastication, a cutting comment on disposable consumption. I get it. But I don’t wanna look at it, again and again and again. Having said that, Like Me is an experimental film and in its presentation of such grotesquery, it’s quite accomplished. Montages, split-screens and jittered motions are scattered throughout, showing us all sorts of unpleasant things…Kudos to the editor.

I didn’t hate Like Me. But I do think one has to be in the mood for a movie such as this. It’s not an easy or entertaining watch, but it is a peculiar and thought-provoking one. There’s some style and mastery behind the camera, and I am curious to see what first-time writer-director Rob Mockler comes up with next.

  • Film
User Rating 0 (0 votes)
Continue Reading

Last Toys on the Left

Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can



It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

Continue Reading

Recent Comments


Join the Box of Dread Mailing List

* indicates required

Go Ad Free!

Support Dread Central on Patreon!


Copyright © 2017 Dread Central Media LLC