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Danny Trejo battles zombies! Bai Ling saves Hobbits! Monica Keena builds an ark! Dee Wallace eats Hansel & Gretel. The antichrist is born… again! It can only mean The Asylum has new trailers for its next five releases!

Get your first look at Rise of the Zombies, Age of the Hobbits, 40 Days and Nights, Hansel & Gretel, and 12/12/12 below.

Enjoy Thanksgiving because it will probably be our last, at least if anything visualized in the preview for 40 Days and Nights comes to fruition circa November 27th when the film washes ashore via DVD/VOD.

When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist (Monica Keena, Freddy vs. Jason) gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an “ark” in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

Judging by the trailer, this variation of the story of Noah’s Ark owes less to the Bible and more to Roland Emmerich’s 2012.

The Asylum's 12/12/12Last year The Asylum made an Omen-esque horror movie based around the date 11/11/11. This year there’ll be a December 12, 2012, so you better believe they’ve made yet another Rosemary’s Baby-ish horror flick built around that date.

#HoldYourBreath director Jared Cohn handled writing and directing duties on this date with damnation.

When baby Sebastian is born on 12/12/12, everyone around him starts to die. Soon his mother realizes that her son is the spawn of Hell.

12/12/12 will be released on – you guessed it – 12/4/12. Wait. What? Not even seven days later when it’ll be 12/11/12?

With the first installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit being arguably the biggest blockbuster of the Christmas season, nobody should be surprised The Asylum is getting in on the action with its own version. Age of the Hobbits stars Christopher Judge of “Stargate SG-1” and Bai Ling, aka the insane hooker from Crank 2, as guardians of a race of little people whose name is, apparently, not copyrighted by the Tolkien estate as one might imagine.

In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshipping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along with his father and sister, must seek help from the “giants” (human hunters) to find the Javas’ lair and rescue the last surviving Hobbits, Goben’s mother among them. In their quest to destroy the Javas, the heroic partnership of humans and Hobbits will transform both species forever.

My first reaction after watching this trailer is that somewhere in heaven Cirio Santiago is looking down and giving this film a great big thumbs up.

The Asylum already has its first film of 2013 in the can. No doubt capitalizing on the upcoming Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, their version of the classic fairy tale Hansel & Gretel is more of a modern retelling and forsakes the big screen version’s over-the-top, f/x-laden, Stephen Sommers-esque action for more of a down-to-earth fright flick about two teenagers held captive in a house of cannibals led by Dee Wallace (The Howling, Gremlins).

In this modern retelling of the classic horror tale, teen siblings are enslaved by a psychotic recluse within her gruesome house of horrors in the woods.

Boo director Anthony Ferrante directs from a script by Jose Prendes, and I have got to say this looks really good. I don’t mean cheesy good or so-bad-it’s-good; I mean it looks like it has the potential to be a pretty damn good horror movie judging by the preview. Seriously, look for yourself.

Finally, we end at the beginning with the 30-second commercial Syfy has released promoting the October 27th premiere of Rise of the Zombies, The Asylum’s follow-up to last year’s Zombie Apocalypse, which was a big ratings hit for Syfy.

Nobody from Zombie Apocalypse returns (except the director), and I’m not even sure it’s meant to be a sequel. This time Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators), LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Reading Rainbow”), and Mariel Hemingway (Star 80, Bad Moon) star as survivors of the same/another zombie apocalypse trying to escape from Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay.

This Asylum/Syfy team-up was originally produced under the title Dead Walking, but someone must have thought that was too mockbustery (or were a bit gun-shy after the whole Battleship/American Battleship/American Warships lawsuit this past summer). Personally, I much prefer Dead Walking over Rise of the Zombies simply because “rise”, “rises”, and “rising” are getting overused in movie titles the past few years.

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#Brainwaves Episode 73: Powerman 5000’s Spider One – LISTEN NOW!



For the 73rd edition of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, we were joined by Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One to talk about his latest album, his career, and just what happens when worlds collide! Are you ready to go?

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


Listen to Stitcher

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes. Not an iTunes user?  You can also listen right here on the site.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC and @JonathanBarkan using the hashtag #BrainWaves.

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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Zac Efron Looks Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile as Ted Bundy



We told you a while back that Zac Efron would be assuming the role of charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy in Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (that title is a wondrous mouthful); and today Efron himself took to Twitter to share the first image of himself as Bundy. Check it out!

Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

Principal photography began back in October 2017.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 – Get Your First Look at the Bride of the Chin!



Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is nothing short of a friggin’ gift for fans; and if you aren’t watching it, you need to fix that like yesterday. Teally… you don’t have much of an excuse. It’s on DVD. Blu-ray. Digital. Netflix. You name it!

Season 3 is just around the corner, and the good folks over at Arrow in the Head got themselves the first look at Ash and his bride-to-be, Candy, played by Katrina Hobbs.

Look for Season 3 to premiere on February 25th at 9PM ET/PT.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell co-star alongside newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Ferris. Lee Majors returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan, has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs. Evil Dead!

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