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On Tuesday, January 29th, Paranormal Activity 4 will arrive everywhere on DVD and Blu-ray to bring all the spooky right into your very own living rooms; and to mark the occasion, Dread Central recently caught up with one of the stars who has been with the franchise since the very beginning.

During a recent phone interview, we spoke to Katie Featherston about the latest Paranormal Activity installment, which brings the actress’ character as an adult back into the fold. We also heard more from Featherston on what fans can possibly expect in future PA sequels, more on the status of Paranormal Activity 5 and what’s been the biggest surprise for her throughout the PA years.

Check out our exclusive interview with Featherston below, and look for Paranormal Activity 4 on DVD and Blu-ray (review here) next Tuesday.

Exclusive: Katie Featherston talks Paranormal Activity 4, Sequels and More!

Dread Central: Because you were so involved in creating the character of Katie originally and this world with Oren (Peli), do you get to offer up any input when it comes time to work on the next project at all? How far in advance do you know the story or do they keep you guys in the dark for a bit too?

Katie Featherston: That’s always usually up to the guys in charge; but I know it’s something they’re constantly thinking about ever since we began working on the second Paranormal. But, much like the fans, we really don’t know what the movie will end up being at all until we see it, which is what makes these movies so great- they’re so unexpected and we really get a lot of space for improv and to try a lot of different things, which is great from a creative perspective. It’s rare that you get that kind of freedom and room so for me, I think that’s why I have so much fun making the Paranormal movies; I’m just as surprised as the fans are by the results every October.

Dread Central: Even though we were following your character in part three but when you were younger, was it nice to get the call for Paranormal 4 saying that you were going to be far more involved this time around?

Katie Featherston: Oh definitely- I have to say, I was really sad I wasn’t more around for part three but I absolutely loved the story so I knew that it worked out the way it needed to for that story. I also loved that it wasn’t necessarily the story the fans were expecting either; I think they thought we’d pick up right after two, but we managed to surprise them again.

Dread Central: One of the things I wanted to ask since I’m a fan of the franchise is that I’m really interested to see what exactly happened with Katie and Kristi after where part three left off- do you know if that’s something that has been discussed at all?

Katie Featherston: I think at some point we’re going to fill in those blanks; I haven’t heard anything specifically, but there are always those red herrings in these movies about different times and things like that which we put in there to give fans clues along the way that tie into this story. So in part three, there’s that moment where I’m dropping off the videotapes and you see a few marked from the ’90s, which definitely will tie in at some point- or at least I think it should (laughs). Again, you never know- they keep me guessing too sometimes.

Dread Central: So have you heard anything yet on Paranormal Activity 5 or is it still too early?

Katie Featherston: I haven’t heard much on part five yet, but I know they’re working on it. [SPOILER] But yeah, we left off with me and all those crazy witches at the end of the last one so I’m curious to see if we address that or not. But I just love the vitality of these stories and how every new chapter tells its own story in a way that serves those past stories, too. But I do really hope I’m part of the next one, definitely.

Exclusive: Katie Featherston talks Paranormal Activity 4, Sequels and More!

Dread Central: I wanted to ask because this is a franchise that has now been a part of your life for over six years now, what’s been the most surprising aspect of this whole Paranormal Activity experience for you?

Katie Featherston: I think the most surprising thing for me is that we’re still around and that we became this huge franchise- that’s just so amazing to me still considering where Oren (Peli), Micah (Sloat) and I were just a few years ago, working on the original film. All we wanted when we made the first one was to get it into one theater; that’s all, just one theater, and look at it now. It’s just grown into something so special to all of us and it really shows you the power of all our great fans that come out every single year to see these movies. It’s all really incredible.

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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