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He may only be seven years old, but up-and-coming child actor Aiden Lovekamp still managed to deliver a majorly creepy performance as youngster Wyatt in Paranormal Activity 4, which premiered last month in theaters everywhere.

In this third sequel we meet Wyatt and his family as they deal with a strange neighbor boy named Robbie (Brady Allen), who comes to stay with them after his mom is rushed to the hospital. Once Robbie arrives, strange things begin happening, which has sinister effects on everyone around him, including Wyatt.

Dread Central recently had the chance to chat with the precocious actor about his experiences working on PA 4 and heard more about how he got involved, whether or not he was scared at all while making the movie, and what’s coming up next with him.

Exclusive: Q&A with Paranormal Activity 4 Co-Star Aiden Lovekamp

Check out our exclusive Q&A with Lovekamp below!

Dread Central: How did you get involved with Paranormal Activity 4? Was it the normal audition process?

Aiden Lovekamp: A little bit; they had me do a lot of improv. I also got to dance and sing with Rel (Ariel Schulman) and Henry (Joost). It was a lot of fun. I guess they thought I was a really good actor or something.  

Dread Central: Did you know about these movies (and all the fans) before you got the part of Wyatt? What did you like best about your character?

Aiden Lovekamp: No, not really; I never saw them, but I remember walking in on my mom watching one of them last year. I wanted to watch, but she wouldn’t let me.  I liked being able to be two different kids in this movie; it was really cool being a sweet fun kid and then turning into a zombie kid at the end.

Dread Central: Did Henry and Ariel help you prepare for shooting in any special ways at all? How was it working with them?

Aiden Lovekamp: Yes, Rel and Henry were awesome; they would dance and sing with me before scenes, and then they would tell me ‘work house’ when it was time to work again. They were my best friends! 

Dread Central: Did you enjoy working with your onscreen family, too?

Aiden Lovekamp: Yes! I love Katie (Featherston); she was so fun to hang out with. She did creep me out, though, when she looked scary.  I’m really close with my onscreen sister, Kathryn (Newton), who played Alex. She really treats me like I’m her little brother. Matt (Shively) was awesome, too; he’s like my older brother, and we played a lot on set.  

Brady (Allen), who played Robbie, and I played Lego Batman on our PSVita, and we watched movies when we weren’t filming. We also danced a lot. Stephen (Dunham), my dad in the movie, and I made up our own song and dance to the Smarty Pants Dance; and Alexondra (Lee), my mom in the movie, was really great and she was so nice.

Exclusive: Q&A with Paranormal Activity 4 Co-Star Aiden Lovekamp

Dread Central: Because this is such a scary movie, did you get scared at all while making PA 4?

Aiden Lovekamp: I only got scared once; I had to go and hide in my closet upstairs when Katie was coming for me, and it was so dark that I got really freaked out because I was by myself and I couldn’t see anything.

Dread Central: Have you been allowed to see the movie (since it is pretty scary even for adults), and if you have, did it scare you as much as it did everyone else?

Aiden Lovekamp: Yes! I’ve seen it seven times- it’s so cool.  I didn’t get scared because my mom made me close my eyes at all of the really scary parts. 

Dread Central: What’s coming up next for you?

Aiden Lovekamp: I have a commercial for Nook tablet that is running right now and also a KFC commercial where my dad steals my bites while I’m hiding.  I also have two movies coming out. One is the Time Being with Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games). He plays my dad in the film.  I also have a part in the movie Lonely Boy that should be out next year, too.  I go out on a lot of auditions so I hope to get some more movies and TV shows. 

Paranormal Activity 4 (review), directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, is in theaters everywhere NOW. Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Paranormal Activity Timeline to really relive the ghosts of Halloween past!

Related Stories: Get all the latest Paranormal Activity 4 news here

Follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, and as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page!

Exclusive: Q&A with Paranormal Activity 4 Co-Star Aiden Lovekamp

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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.

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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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