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Exclusive: Christa Campbell Talks Spiders 3D, Texas Chainsaw 3D and More!Recently Dread Central was able to chat with star Christa Campbell about Spiders 3D, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and much more! Read on for the latest from one of the horror genre’s loveliest scream queens.

Dread: How did you initially get involved with Spiders 3D?

Campbell: Well, working primarily in the horror genre, I got the script, and they said, “Read it; let us know what you think.” I read it and thought, “Wow, this is great! Fantastic! I just hope they’re not going to have real spiders. But I need a job so let’s do it!” Thankfully, they didn’t use real spiders; it was all CGI. *laughs*

Dread: You guys shot this film in Bulgaria. What was it like shooting so far away from home?

Campbell: I love working in Bulgaria. I’ve done several films there. I have a saying for when I do things like that: “It’s like an adventure.” I had my own car and was able to drive myself around, but I couldn’t read any of the signs. I love meeting and communicating with the people there; I get a thrill out of it.

There’s a studio there called Nu Boyana; it’s twice as big as Paramount. It’s just like home. You had everything you needed. It’s an enormous studio. I think there were like 5 or 6 films filming there at the same time, but you never really saw anybody from them. It’s huge.

Dread: Spiders 3D is a lot of fun, but it’s also fairly serious in tone. How were you able to keep the balance between having fun and keeping it serious?

Campbell: I’m not really a comedy girl so I try to keep it very serious. There’s funny moments where I want to laugh my ass off, but I have to try to be serious. There was a moment during filming where a guy is hanging off a ledge, and he has what’s supposed to be a spider web hanging off his foot, but it’s actually just a piece of cotton or something. That struck me as really funny and I wanted to crack up laughing, but you have to keep it serious.*laughs*

The thing about a movie like this is that it’s fun to work on. Even though it’s fairly serious, there’s no deep crying or anything overly emotional. It’s not about murder or anything like that. Every morning you go to work and just have fun.

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Dread: You’re also a producer on the upcoming Texas Chainsaw 3D; how did you get involved with that?

Campbell:I had a meeting with Twisted Pictures about auditioning for “Scream Queens” or something like that, and I asked them, “What are you doing after Saw?” After that we had meetings with a few writers. I went off to film Spiders, and they got the rights for Texas. We said, “Let’s bring it to Millennium, and Lionsgate will put it out.”

Millennium does make horror movies from time to time, but it’s not really their kind of film. We kind of had to explain it to them; after they knew what it was we had to figure out if we could make it or not. Carl Mazzocone is the one that’s doing the bulk of the producing; he calls us if he needs help. He’s basically the one that’s at it on set every day.

Dread: It’s a sequel to the original series, right? Can you tell us anything about the story?

Campbell:Yes, it’s a sequel to the original films, not the remake series. I can’t really say anything outside of that. I don’t like getting angry phone calls. *laughs*

Dread: Earlier you mentioned that you were glad when you found out the spiders were going CGI and not real. Is that something you were really worried about before you knew for sure?

Campbell: I’m sort of that kind of person where I’m fearless; even if I’m afraid, I’ll take it on. Not knowing if the spiders were real was a little nerve-racking, but if they were, I’d just to have to take it on. It’s just a fear that I’d have to overcome.

Dread: Being a veteran of the horror genre, what are the kinds of horror films that you like personally?

Campbell: I like the horror movies that aren’t really in your face with the blood and gore… Orphan, The Orphanage, The Shining, Poltergeist, films like that. The blood and gore are okay, but the films I really love are the ones that get in my head and stay with me.

Synopsis
Following a crash of an old Soviet space station in New York City’s subway tunnel, a new species of poisonous spiders is discovered. Inadvertently the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the entire city.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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