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Writer and co-director of “Ghost Trek”, Michael Plumides, has agreed to share some of his upcoming project with the Dread Central readership. The horror-comedy webisodes will begin on Monday, October 8, and run through Halloween.

“Ghost Trek” is a mockumentary like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s got laughs, frights, monsters and hotties. What more could you ask for? Be sure to stop back here next week to get your first look at the series.

For more visit the official “Ghost Trek” website, “like” “Ghost Trek” on Facebook or “friend” “Ghost Trek” on Facebook and follow “Ghost Trek” on Twitter (@ghosttrektv)

From the Press Release
Do you ever watch those ghost hunting shows and scratch your head, thinking to yourself, “These shows are so ridiculous. Why am I watching this?” Well, “Ghost Trek” creator, Michael Plumides watched marathon episodes of those shows one Christmas and came up with a comic-horror concept called, “Ghost Trek,” which takes a swipe at the whole genre–with you in mind.

“Ghost Trek” is the winner of a 2011 Corman Award for “Best Comedy” at Fright Night Film Fest, also 2011 Silver Addy Award for “Best Film Presentation Package” and the “Viewer’s Choice Award” at Mad Monster Party 2012.

“Ghost Trek” doesn’t take itself too seriously, combining dope and bro humor with the paranormal. Creator Michael Plumides says, “”Ghost Trek” is like “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” meets “The Venture Bros.” but in a reality TV setting. When I wrote “Ghost Trek,” I wanted the characters to be founded in paranormal reality TV, but I wanted the humor to appeal to a broad viewership, so I added some reality-style drama, and I wanted to incorporate not just ghosts, but monsters, aliens, and crypto-zoo creatures with really cool effects. I also wanted it to be silly. I had written a book called Kill the Music, but I had never made comedy before nor had I made any film since high school. I think we pulled it all off on a minimal budget and it was a lot of fun.” Plumides’ abilities recently caught the eye of Senior V.P. of Production at Morgan Creek, David Robinson, and he contracted with them as a creative consultant on “Clive Barker’s Nightbreed” television series.

“Ghost Trek” is an independent paranormal ‘mockumentary’-style concept that would make the creators of Spinal Tap proud–if you can imagine, it’s like “Entourage” meets “Scooby Doo” meets “The Office.” Shot in Charlotte, NC and it’s environs, this dark comedy stars Gia Allemand (“The Bachelor,” “Bachelor Pad”), Brett Gentile (Seeking Justice, Cold Storage), Jonny Fairplay (“Survivor”), Christy Johnson (Tobe Hooper’s Mortuary), Addy Miller (“The Walking Dead”), Julia Bullock (an instant hit on “X-Factor” Season 2), and legendary wrestlers Disco Inferno and Colt Cabana (TNA, WWE, Ring of Honor).

“Ghost Trek” follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (PUDS) as they investigate haunts across the US and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building, and bong hits–all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video. The team is lead by Dr. Zeke Wallace (Michael Melendez), a good-looking ex-chiropractor turned paranormal investigator, his ex-girlfriend and show’s producer, Shawna Leibowitz (Gia Allemand), Scary Carrie Carmichael (Christy Johnson) the “Living-Dead Roller-Girl” case manager, Barry ‘The Bomb’ Burkowski and Joey ‘Mayhem’ Moscone affectionately called The Goon Squad (Colt Cabana and Disco Inferno), The fashion-conscious psychic Guy Swisher (Brett Gentile), the team’s tech specialists and devoted stoners are Robbie (Michael Bortone) and Ray-Ray (Jonny Fairplay), Weasel the kleptomaniac “emo” cameraman (Kevin Johnson), and newbie Jules Partridge (Julia Bullock) the “investigator in training”.

In the pilot, the PUDS team travels to Aspen, Colorado to investigate a supposed “cursed” house where a young pageant girl, Tyler Rae Kinsey (Addy Miller), was choked to death with a jump rope. Meanwhile, Harvey’s office is picking a bubbly college girl to add to the PUDS team while stepping over Scary Carrie. Shawna discovers pics on Facebook of Zeke getting a little too cozy with a Russian club girl. The Goon Squad bow out of the investigation to make smoothies and watch hockey. The stoner tech specialists just want to keep their wieners and make it through the investigation in one piece.

Get to Know Ghost Trek - Webisodes Coming to Dread Central Starting Next Week

Get to Know Ghost Trek - Webisodes Coming to Dread Central Starting Next Week

Get to Know Ghost Trek - Webisodes Coming to Dread Central Starting Next Week

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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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