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Fundraiser Kicks Off for Albert Pyun Career Celebration and Road to Hell ScreeningWe’ve been talking about Albert Pyun’s Road to Hell for quite some time, and sadly, the film (his 50th!) could well be his last. Pyun’s friends and fans are joining together to celebrate his career at his dream theater, Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, but they need your help.

From the Press Release:
Plans are being made to celebrate the career of retiring filmmaker Albert Pyun, who has directed fifty films over a thirty-year span. The celebration will include a roast of Pyun and a screening of the prolific filmmaker’s fiftieth film, Road to Hell, an homage to Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire. Pyun, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, had to cancel plans to tour with the film on the festival circuit due to worsening health. A just launched Indiegogo fundraising campaign will enable Pyun’s friends and fans from around the world to help him celebrate his career and final production at his dream theater, the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood.

“We want to have stars, crew, and artists from Albert’s many films in attendance to collectively embrace his journey lasting more than forty years,” says Cynthia Curnan, Pyun’s partner. “We want Albert to have the best gift we can provide and something he has wanted his whole career: a billboard on Sunset Boulevard. His first job in LA was on Sunset Boulevard, and he used to pass all the exciting and glamorous billboards. They symbolized to him the epitome of entertainment. Road to Hell is the only one of Albert’s films to receive so many awards and positive reviews. It is a fitting climax to his long career. We want this film to receive as much exposure as possible to highlight his legacy.”

A short sampling of Pyun’s long list of genre films includes The Sword and the Sorcerer, Radioactive Dreams, Alien from L.A., Cyborg, Captain America, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back, Bloodmatch, Dollman, Nemesis, Brain Smasher…A Love Story, Infection (aka Invasion), and Cool Air. Road to Hell stars Michael Pare as Tom Cody, the role he created in Streets of Fire. In the film Cody encounters two thrill killers on a desert highway. Much of the hyper-stylized film was shot against a green screen, and Pyun has finessed the footage for several years.

Over the past weekend Pyun received the Groundbreaker Award from the BUT Film Festival in the Netherlands (BUT = B-Movie, Underground & Trash). He told us, “Since I could not be there due to the MS, I requested another guest I had worked with before, Debbie Rochon, if she would accept for me. She agreed to it as did the festival. So Debbie accepted for me and gave a short speech about our working together – brief as it was. So cool how everything is connected. I get another lifetime award in early November as well.

Debbie Rochon Accepts the BUT Film Festival Groundbreaker Award for Albert Pyun

In addition, in a weird coincidence, two of Pyun’s older films are getting re-released. He explains, “Already this year, Alien From L.A. and Captain America have been re-released. Next is Dollman and then Vicious Lips in December. As for my newer stuff, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cool Air was released in May by Lionsgate; soon will be Road to Hell and then Cyborg Nemesis. That makes seven films in one year – a record for me!

The Indiegogo fundraiser runs through mid-October with the exact date of the celebration to be announced. To stay up-to-date, along with checking out the Indiegogo fundraising campaign, visit Albert Pyun Movies on Facebook, and follow Albert Pyun Films on Twitter.

All of us here at Dread Central send Albert our best wishes; we hope to see you at the ArcLight soon!

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Read Darren Aronofsky’s Screenplay for mother!



This past year we saw the release of writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (review) a film that was controversial, to say the least. Some loved it, others loathed it.

And speaking of mother!, Aronofsky has said before that he wrote the movie in a mere 5 days (!) and today we have the film’s screenplay for you to download. Paramount released it officially a few weeks back and I say it’s worth the download and the read.

Especially if you fancy yourself as a screenwriter, like me.

What I found most interesting about Aronofsky’s script is that he forgoes typical sluglines. Instead, he jumps from location to location, without any uses of INT./EXT. or DAY/NIGHT. For instance, instead of writing:


Interesting approach.

You can download the screenplay for mother! right here.

After giving the script a read through, hit me up in the comments below and let’s start a dialogue about the screenplay, the format, the structure, and the finished film in general if you’d like. I’m big into the craft of screenwriting so let’s talk about it!

The film is written & directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Ed Harris.

mother! hits Digital HD Dec. 5 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs Dec. 19.



A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.’.

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Bigfoot Horror Movie Cherokee Creek Gets Trailer and Poster



I have always said that the last movie monster out there that has yet to get a quality flag-ship flick is Bigfoot. Everyone in the world knows Bigfoot (right?) so why the hell isn’t there a “Holy Grail” movie centered around the big, hairy sumbitch?

Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few quality motion pictures based on the big guy including Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and Edwardo Sanchez’s Exists. But neither of those films blew the roof off the movie-going public.

Maybe Cherokee Creek will finally do the trick?

We’ll have to wait and see. But until the film has an official release date we can always take a look at the film’s trailer and poster – both of which you will find below.

Give them a look and then make sure to let us know what you think has been the best Bigfoot movie thus far (Harry and the Hendersons?) in the comments below!

The film is written and directed by Todd Jenkins and stars Billy Blair, Todd Jenkins, Justin Armstrong, Terry Dale Parks, Ray Hosack, Jeff Swearingen, Justin Duncan, CG Lewis, Nellie Sciutto, Steve Mokate, Jason P. Kendall, Anthony Phoenix, James Yeager, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Jinx Jenkins.


A bachelor party in the woods gets crashed by the ultimate party animal.

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Edward James Olmos Says Shane Black’s The Predator is Really Funny, Yet Deadly



When we first heard that writer-director Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Band, The Nice Guys) and his main collaborator Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) were going to be taking on a big-budget reboot/sequel of Predator we were excited as hell. As we’re sure you were as well.

We knew the film was going to be, at least in some aspects, the funniest Predator film we have seen thus far. I mean with Black and Dekker penning the script how could it NOT?

But just how funny will The Predator be?

Well, if we are to believe and co-star Edward James Olmos, the movie is going to be hilarious… yet still deadly.

The Blade Runner actor was recently out and about promoting the new Disney film Coco, and dropped some all-new info on Shane Black’s The Predator.

“Oh, my goodness. That’s an interesting story,” Edward James Olmos told the site. “I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already been filming for three months so they were a unit. So I jump in as the General and there were some moments where I just had to laugh in the scene and I couldn’t be laughing in the scene. ‘I’m sorry guys. Really, I’m sorry.'”

“Keegan (Michael Key) and Thomas Jane, they’re paired off in groups of three groups,” he continues. “Six guys. The way they work, they were all post-traumatic stress disorder guys who were inside of an insane asylum. A mental hospital. Then they put the lead character in there to kind of make them disappear, because they want them kind of out of the picture. And so he gets involved and then boom, the world goes crazy and these kids are released. But out of a freaky incident with some of the Predators. It’s crazy. It’s so crazy. I’m excited for it, and I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I got a good feeling about it. I mean if it’s really funny, and yet deadly like Predator is.”

I’m not surprised at all that the film is going to be funny, and the thought of a humorous Predator movie doesn’t worry me in the slightest either. I have utter faith that Black and Dekker will give us one of the best Predator films in the franchise.

What do you think? Let us know below!

The Predator stars Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Augusto Aguilera, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing.

The Predator comes out August 3, 2018.

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