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Universal Halloween Horror Nights: You Are The Walking Dead in The Walking Dead: Dead InsideEvery year Universal Studios goes all out for its Halloween Horror Nights event. One of the biggest draws to this event every year is the horror mazes.

In years past the mazes have been themed on such horror classics as Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and many more. This year, in a move that makes so much sense that it blows my mind, one of the new mazes will be based on AMC’s smash hit series “The Walking Dead”.

This past week, Dread Central was on hand as creative director John Murdy gave a sneak peek of what park goers can expect from the maze. If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead” (and if you’re reading this site, I’m willing to bet that you are), you definitely don’t want to miss this.

The Walking Dead: Dead Inside is based on the first two seasons of the AMC series. In the maze, you’ll retrace the steps of Rick Grimes and company as you relive iconic moments from the series, starting with the hospital all the way up to Hershel Walker’s farm.

The maze plays like a greatest hits collection from the series. If it’s a zombie-centric moment from the show that’s etched in your brain, it’s probably included in Dead Inside. The “Don’t open, dead inside” door in the hospital, the “bicycle girl” zombie, the tank that Rick takes refuge in, the well zombie, the barn, it’s all included. The only thing that’s missing is a room that you stand in for an hour yelling “Sophia!” Ah well, there’s always next year.

One of the biggest things that’s always on my mind when I’m watching “The Walking Dead” is how bad it always must smell in that universe. I mean, rotting corpses everywhere, no easy access to personal hygiene; it must reek to high heaven at all times. And, well, John Murdy and his team are a detail-oriented bunch of guys. In certain rooms of the maze, they’ll be pumping in a scent called “dead body”, which I’m sure is lovely.

Even out in broad daylight, with a fairly large group of other people, The Walking Dead: Dead Inside proved to be a pretty creepy experience. At one point during the tour, a member of the crew popped through a door, attempting to get a jump out of the group. And it worked. Several people on the tour got a good scare out of it. Not me, though. I’m a tough guy.

I can’t wait to walk through this thing with a full cast, authentic sound effects from the show, and in pitch black darkness. It should be an incredibly intense ride. A real zombie apocalypse may never happen, but this is the next best thing.

Okay, maybe I jumped a little. Don’t tell anybody.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights starts on September 21st and runs through Halloween.

Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. Details on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at Halloween Horror Nights.com. Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. “Halloween Horror Nights” maze announcement videos can be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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