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In case you missed it when it launched, here is the world premiere of the trailer for Summit’s upcoming Halloween offering, Sinister (review here)! Check out the spookiness and get excited!

From a script by director Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the film stars James Ransone, Ethan Hawke, and Juliet Rylance. Look for it in theatres on October 5th.



Post Trailer Debut Twitter Chat Transcript

@AlexMcNeill93: What inspired the premise and ideas behind Sinister? #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: I had a nightmare about finding the box of movies in my attic, including the opening shot of the film. Freaked me the out.

@thekelseycooke: Ethan- what made you choose this project? #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the exorcism of emily rose

@KaiserJohnson: Was that Vincent DOnofrio on Skype? #SeeSinister

Scott Derrickson: Yes that was!

@jennifercallagh: How long did it take to make the movie? #SeeSinister

Jason Blum: six horrifying months

@thekelseycooke: Give me your best on-set story in 140 characters- GO! #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: night shoots got so rough one week, we actually got our own specialty coffee truck. #nosleep

@Bryanw702: Whats scarier, Sinister or Insidious? Insidious scared the shit outta me!! #SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: the producers want me to give a politically correct answer, but I can tell you: SINISTER.

@WesNichols14:
Have you ever heard of the urban legend of Slender Man? this reminded me of it anyway looks great #SeeSinister

C. Robert Cargill: Very familiar. Its got an interesting history to it. There’s a film about him coming, and we avoided.

@patrickdmusic: did you also direct the creepy 8mm mini films that @ehawkeofficial watches in the movie?

Scott Derrickson: Yes, I directed all of the footage in the film, including the 8mm footage.

@Bryanw702: How bloody/gory is Sinister?

Scott Derrickson: The “R” rating is for “disturbing images and terror” not gore.

@Just_in_time3: #SeeSinister so far it has a 100% on rotten tomatoes! Is it really that scary!?

Jason Blum: that scary and that GOOD.

@jennifercallagh: Has the cast already seen the movie or do they have to wait till the premiere?#SeeSinister

Ethan Hawke: saw it at SXSW, but the rest of the cast wasnt there. donofrio is gonna watch it on skype.

@telluridehorror: Is the film going to see a wide release?

Scott Derrickson: Yes it will play everywhere.

@johnnydonaldson: #SeeSinister looks really scary. We need more genuinely scary. Where idea 4 it come from?

C. Robert Cargill: Had a nightmare after watching THE RING, thought it would make a good movie and worked on a story for it.

@sarazarr: will people who hardcorely never watch horror find it scary? #cowards (I did see The Shining…)

Scott Derrickson: SaraZarr its going to mess people like you up for life!

@TheTrueBrendanF: Just saw the #SeeSinister trailer. Haven’t seen a horror movie tackle pagan themes in a long long time. Got a nice CHANGELING-y vibe from it

C. Robert Cargill: Changeling was a big inspiration for me and Scott, so we take that as a big compliment

@armstrongda: Besides being a great debut for the Sinister trailer, does this mark the Twitter debut of @EHawkeOfficial?

Ethan Hawke: It is true, I am no longer a twitter virgin – i just popped my tweet cherry


Synopsis
SINISTER is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films and the writer-director of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror.

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Whatever Happened to Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving?

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Back in April of 2007, we all sat in our local darkened theater and watched as Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s exploitation double feature Grindhouse (review) blew the roof off the place for 3 hours straight.

Well, it’s ten years later, and I think we are all asking ourselves the same question: Where the hell is Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving?

Like every other human out there, I enjoyed both Tarantino and Rodriguez’s films – along with the fake trailers by Rob Zombie and Edgar Wright – but the big takeaway was Eli Roth’s faux trailer for the greatest 80’s slasher that never was.

So what happened to the feature?

Well, Roth was originally working on the feature back in 2007 after finishing his work helming Hostel: Part II, telling Cinema Blend:

“I’ve been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer,” Roth told the site. “And it’s me imitating Jeff’s voice [for the narration]. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while I’m promoting The Last Exorcism, and as soon as I’m done in mid-September he’s going to fly to California, we’re going to sit down, and bang out the script.”

But then the planned film died out as Grindhouse flopped at the box-office. Following the film’s underperformance, all talks surrounding Edgar Wright and Eli Roth’s Grindhouse double feature spin-off were silenced in a single weekend.

In fact, the last update we received on the possible standalone Thanksgiving film was last year when Roth did a Reddit AMA, and said this about the film’s current development:

“Have a draft not totally happy with. I want to put some more work into it so the film lives up to the trailer. We have the story and mythology cracked so now it’s about getting the kills right.”

Nice. Seemed like the film was making some headway. Nothing to do but gut the T’s and cut the heads off the I’s. But then nothing happened. At all. No updates. No nothing.

With that in mind, we here at Dread Central decided to reach out to Roth personally and see if there were any new happenings in regards to the film. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach him so I guess we’ll all just have to keep wondering and waiting.

Maybe it’s the pressure he no doubt feels making the much loved faux trailer into a feature. After all, he did say this back in 2007: “No matter how many movies I make my whole life, that two-and-a-half minute trailer is what I’ll be remembered for: ‘Eli Roth — he had a guy fucking a turkey with a decapitated head on it.’”

Or maybe the rights to the film were just tied up with the now infamous Weinstein company. But with that company finally going under (thank God) maybe now the rights could be sold off to new producers and finally, we’ll see not only Thanksgiving but features based on Don’t and possibly even Werewolf Women of the S.S.

But I dream…

Until we get the full-length feature flick of Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving, we can always look back on the comments he made to Rolling Stone way back in April of 2007, in which he talked a bit about the Pilgrim’s backstory.

“My friend Jeff… we had the whole movie worked out,” Roth told the magazine. “A kid who’s in love with a turkey and then his father killed it and then he killed his family and went away to a mental institution and came back and took revenge on the town.”

Jesus, please us. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the f*cking perfect setup/backstory for an 80’s slasher throwback flick set on Thanksgiving.

So ten years later, let me be the one to come right out and say it: Please, Eli Roth, make Thanksgiving. Please. Every horror fan in the world would thank you. Forever.

Sigh…

We’ll make sure to update this article in another ten years.

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Charles Manson Has Died: These Are the Victims of His Murderous Cult

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Yesterday brought the news that famed cult leader Charles Manson had passed away at the age of 83. He passed away from natural causes after spending the last 48 years in jail. While he was supposedly never present at any of the murders caused by his “family”, he was convicted of ordering the deaths of several people and sending his followers to commit the horrible acts.

But let us not dwell upon him anymore. Another psychopath passes on and we should continue about our lives. That being said, instead of discussing him any more, I think we need to take this time to say the names of the victims of Manson and his “family”:

Abigail Folger
Wojciech Frykowski
Gary Hinman
Leno LaBianca
Rosemary LaBianca
Steven Parent
Jay Sebring
Donald Shea
Sharon Tate

These people were each taken from this world too soon, robbed of their lives by those who wished to start a “Helter Skelter” race war. They had families. They were sons, daughters, wives, husbands, fathers, mothers… They were innocent people who were murdered by the worst of the worst.

Today, I do not mourn the death of Charles Manson. Rather, I mourn again the death of nine people who had yet to experience and offer all that life brings. I mourn the death of Sharon Tate’s unborn child, who never even got to breathe the same air we breathe now. I feel saddened by the devastating impact that these murders had upon their families, a pain still felt to this day.

Rest in peace to the victims of a man who wanted to incite war and cause divisiveness. May his passing bring you some semblance of peace. And may we forget his name as quickly as possible.

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On the hunt for a new comic and like a bit of humor with your horror? Then the upcoming Death of Love from Image Comics should be right up your alley! Dealing with a broken heart? Even better!

Writer Justin Jordan (The Family Trade, Spread) teams up with artist Donal DeLay (You are Not Alone, My Geek Family), colorist Omar Estévez (Heavy Metal Magazine, Batman ‘66), and letterer Rachel Deering (In the Dark, Vertigo Quarterly) for the least romantic Valentine’s comic ever: Death of Love.

“Love is funny. Chainsaws are funny. Love AND chainsaws, therefore, is gonna be super funny,” says Jordan. “Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to see Cupid torn apart in increasingly hilarious ways, this is definitely the comic for you.”

“I just want everyone to laugh the same way they would watching Army of Darkness or This Is the End,” added DeLay.

Issue #1 arrives on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) next year, and we have a preview of several pages to share below.

Synopsis:
Love sucks. And Philo Harris is going to do something about it.

After a particularly bad, drunken decision, Philo gains the ability to see the Cupidae, the creatures responsible for all the love in the world, and declares war on love itself. With a chainsaw.

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