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Today Tom Elkins’ The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (review) arrives on VOD and in limited theaters. Starring Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Abigail Spencer, and Emily Alyn Lind.

Ghosts of Georgia follows the Wyrick family after they move into a historic Georgian estate only to find out that their not the only residents living on the property and the ethereal habitants are none too happy about their arrival.

Dread Central recently had the chance to catch up with Murray on the phone to discuss his involvement with the sequel and heard more about what attracted him to the role of a young father whose forced to deal with a wife and a daughter who both have very special abilities. Murray also chatted about his experiences meeting the real-life family that Ghosts of Georgia is based on and caught us up on other projects he has on the horizon including Fruitvale which just nabbed a slew of major awards during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Read on for the highlights from our exclusive interview with Murray and look for The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia now that it’s available on VOD and in limited theaters nationwide.

Dread Central: Can you talk a bit about what attracted you to this project and playing Andy?

Chad Michael Murray: You know, I really liked the script and Tom and also, it was really great to have an opportunity to play a father of a grown child which is something I’ve never done before. I really enjoyed that aspect to play in this family environment and to play this really normal guy- a Southern guard who has a somewhat unhealthy family that he has to be there for. The role really had a great dynamic to it.

Dread Central: You mentioned the unhealthy family aspect to Ghosts of Georgia; can you talk about how Andy fits into this world considering both his wife and daughter can communicate with ghosts, leaving him sort of the odd man out?

Chad Michael Murray: Yeah, I would say that I’m pretty much the only sanity in this sort of outlandish world which definitely makes me a bit of an observer throughout at lot of the story. He’s really the one keeping them all together and I think it was hard on Andy to see his family struggle like they did especially since he really couldn’t do much except just try his best to keep them safe.

Dread Central: I know both Katee and Emily mentioned in their interview that they were able to meet the real Wyrick family- did you get to meet them too? And if so did meeting them inform your performance at all?

Chad Michael Murray: I did get to meet everyone but Andy about midway through filming; I really wish I could have met them before we started shooting but it just never worked out. So yeah, I never did get to meet Andy because he was kind of aloof and just stayed away from all ‘this.’ And he also sadly passed away about a year ago too so all I really had to go on were some of the stories the family shared with me about Andy and from what they told me, he was a funny guy but really standoffish too so that’s how I tried to play him in the film.

Dread Central: You’re having a pretty incredible winter with Ghosts of Georgia coming out now and with Fruitvale doing so incredibly well at Sundance a few weeks ago now. Would you say that this feels like a new chapter in your career- as you mentioned you hadn’t been offered these more ‘mature’ roles before so it does seem like your transitioning into some new territories now.

Chad Michael Murray: Oh absolutely; I think that’s what great about being an actor is that you’re always challenging yourself by taking on new roles. I think doing the same thing for too long is boring- you have to continue to challenge yourself and evolve if you want to continue to improve and grow as a performer.

When I left the show (“One Tree Hill”), I just wasn’t in love with it anymore; I didn’t have that passion for it anymore and so I took some time off just to study and do stuff I really loved again so now, that passion is back. I think I love acting more so now than I ever did before so now that I’ve gotten some great opportunities like this movie or Fruitvale, it’s just fantastic. I really just want to continue to do things that fulfill me and that keep people entertained.

And I always want to continue doing new stuff with each and every project; I just finished filming a project in Atlanta with Tyler Perry which was a totally different experience than I’d ever had before- and I got to play a dad again so that was cool. I also recently did a comedy called Cavemen that’s going to be out soon in which I play a really darkly comedic role which isn’t something I had really done before. And I think that’s really what drew me to working with Ryan (Coogler) on Fruitvale; it was a totally different opportunity for me to do something really unexpected and we also had Forrest Whitaker involved which was really cool too. It’s amazing to see how everyone responded to it at Sundance- I’m really, really lucky, that’s for sure.

From the producers of The Haunting in Connecticut comes the chilling true story of the Wyrick family. When Andy Wyrick moves his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Heidi, to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce, the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire… a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

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Exclusive: Rocky Gray Talks Halloween Horror Anthology 10/31



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.

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



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!”


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.

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



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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