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We’ve got some new updates coming out of Rock and Shock. One story involves a new celebrity guest, and the other concerns a promotion for servicemen and women, including police officers, firefighters and EMTs, attending the festival.

Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts has been added to the constantly growing list of Rock and Shock celebrity guests. Roberts will join Michael Berryman, Jonathan Silverman, Chad Verdi and the rest of the Woodhaven Production team for their panel just before the world premiere of Infected on Saturday night. Verdi recently announced that Roberts and Silverman not only star in his next picture, Self Storage, but have both already signed on for a sequel to be shot next year. And, incidentally, fans of Dread Central might be interested to hear that Dread’s own Doctor Gash (that’s me!) will be moderating that main event panel.

Rock and Shock is also proud to announce its “Service Sunday” promotion, which grants free Sunday admission to the festival for any active or retired member of the military, as well as firefighters, EMTs and members of the police force.

Tickets for Rock and Shock are on sale now! For more information visit the official Rock and Shock website, “like” Rock and Shock on Facebook and follow Rock and Shock on Twitter (@rockandshockusa).

From the Press Release
MassConcerts and Rock and Shock, along with the Woodhaven Production Company, are thrilled to welcome Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts to this year’s event. Some of Roberts’ movies include The Pope of Greenwich Village, Star 80, The Prophecy 2, The Expendables, The Dark Knight (and let’s not forget Sharktopus). He even starred in The Killers’ video for their mega-hit Mr. Brightside. Roberts will join filmmaker Chad A. Verdi and the entire Woodhaven team for the first sneak peek of their latest film, Self Storage. The special preview will take place just prior to Verdi’s red carpet world premiere of his newest film, Infected.

Roberts will also be signing Self Storage memorabilia at the Woodhaven Productions VIP booth. He will be joining Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Tommy Dreamer (former WWE World Champion), Rosita (WWE Superstar and former TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion), Nick Principe (Laid to Rest) and writer/director Tom DeNucci (Inkubus) at the VIP table.

For more, visit the official Woodhaven Films website, check out Woodhaven Films on Facebook or head over to Verdifilms.com.

Additionally, Rock and Shock has announced the return of Service Sunday, which offers free admission to all active and retired military, police, firemen and EMTs who would like to attend the convention on Sunday, October 14. All they have to do is show their service ID at the door, and they can receive up to four free tickets to this year’s Rock and Shock convention. Doors at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, MA open at 11:00am.

“Service Sunday is returning this year because we still feel it’s important to show our appreciation to our fellow horror fans who put their lives on the line every day,” said Gina Migliozzi, Rock and Shock co-founder. “Offering these amazing people free admission all day on Sunday so they can have fun with friends and family is just our small way of giving back,” she added.

Also returning this year is the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats. They will have handmade cat crafts, beds and toys (all made by their terrific and crafty volunteers) for sale with all proceeds going directly to the shelter. Another non-profit organization represented at this year’s festival will be the sCare Foundation, which draws support from diverse and talented filmmakers, actors and musicians who work in the suspense and horror genres. sCare Foundation offers a vehicle for fans and creators of horror to show their generosity in helping those who need it most. The sCare Foundation’s mission is to alleviate the hardships of poverty and homelessness facing North American youth. By aligning its efforts with several well-established charities with a similar vision, the sCare Foundation will be able to have the greatest impact. Make sure to stop by both charity tables this year and show your support!

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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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