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Exclusive: Stephen Romano Rides the Resurrection Express to the Big ScreenWe’re big supporters of author, screenwriter, and artist Stephen Romano, mainly because not only is he uber-talented, but he’s also just as sick as we are. God bless him! Read on for the first details on Resurrection Express as it heads toward the screen.

I am happy to announce that I have officially sealed the deal with a pair of real Hollywood legends to bring my highly acclaimed novel Resurrection Express to the big screen,” Romano tells us exclusively.

Romano continues, “I really love the book. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve done so far. Simon and Schuster really took a chance on it because it’s a batshit-crazy, ultra-violent thrill ride filed with over-the-top action, horrific torture, nonstop intrigue and crazy plot twists. It’s about a half-mad hacker/martial artist named Elroy Coffin, who gets word that his dead wife may still be alive, and all he has to do to find her is kill a bunch of people and break into the most dangerous vault ever designed . . . but, of course, nothing is what it seems to be, and he’s quickly thrown in the crosshairs of every bad guy on the planet. Oh, and did I mention that he’s carrying the end of the world as we know it in a briefcase? The tone and feel is very dark and gritty–I wanted to bring the darkness over from my horror work into the action genre, in the fast-paced style of something like Taken. It’s a very cinematic book and it takes few prisoners. I think the experiment must’ve worked because it’s been praised to the gunwales by nearly everyone who’s read it. In fact, the story was described by one reviewer as the creation of a “grindhouse auteur working with a 200-million-dollar budget. Well, I believe the two men who’ve bought the film rights are the perfect team to bring that off on the big screen.”

The film will be produced by Pierre David and Arthur Sarkissan, the men behind such legendary motion pictures as David Cronenberg’s The Brood, Videodrome and Scanners, not to mention the classics Visiting Hours and Of Unknown Origin, Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Walter Hill’s Last Man Standing and the billion dollar Rush Hour franchise. Pierre’s frequent collaborator Tom Berry will serve as an executive producer. Tom is the producer of more than a hundred films, including Scanners 2 and Screamers. The deal has just been signed, and no concrete plans for filming have been established yet . . . but it’s gonna be big and awesome, I bet.

“Like many of us, I grew up with Pierre’s amazing horror movies, and Arthur brings a great deal of Hollywood weight to the table,” Romano tells us. “Between those two, there has been blood and guts splashed across the screen in classic style, Oscar-winning badassery, and tons of Hollywood gold. These guys are the real deal, and they get things done”.

When we have more news about who will direct the film and who will play Elroy Coffin, the awesome “hero for the ages” of Resurrection Express, you guys will be the first to know. Meanwhile, check the book out! It’s one of the the wildest, most acclaimed thrillers of the year, and it just came out in mass paperback from Pocket Books.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 148 – Inside (2017 Remake)

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We’ve all heard the old saying, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, I’m here to tell you that’s only partially true. It seems there is a third certainty that had been omitted from the original quote, “It is certain, if you enjoy a movie, at some point someone will remake that movie.” Now is the time when one of my favorite movies gets reimagined, “for an American audience”.

In the late 2000’s an explosion of “French extreme” horror films was released. Martyrs and or High Tension can often be found on any number of lists of the “most fucked up horror movies ever”. Unfortunately, the vastly superior Inside is often forgotten (as well as Frontier(s), but that’s a whole ‘nother rant). Now, ten years after it’s initial release, Inside has been Americanized. Don’t worry, we watched it so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

Mommy says you’re not dead. Is that true? It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 148!

If you like what you hear, please consider joining our Patreon subscribers. For less than the cost of a beer, you get bonus content, exclusive merchandise, special giveaways, and you get to help us continue doing what we love.

The Who Goes There Podcast is available to subscribe to on iTunes right here. Not an iTunes user? You can listen on our Dread Central page. Can’t get enough? We also do that social media shit. You’ll find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramTwitch, and YouTube.

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film

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The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating

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Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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