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Top 7 Most Shocking Moments from Day of the DeadRejoice, horror fans! Day of the Dead: Collector’s Edition is out now on Blu-ray! Sporting a brand new transfer from the Scream Factory, it looks to provide all of the film’s shocks and incredible F/X work in stunning high-definition!

In celebration of this great new release, were happy to bring you cats the Top 7 Most Shocking Moments from Day of the Dead.

As we all know, Day of the Dead brought zombie F/X work to an entirely new level. Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero created some incredible moments in this film with effects that were totally fresh and shocking. And it’s those magical moments that we remember today with the Top 7 Most Shocking Moments from Day of the Dead.

Of course we have some honorable mentions. The movie starts right off with a shocking moment as we see the infamous zombie ‘Dr. Tongue’ lolling around. He’s simply shocking in his own right. Another cringe-worthy moment is the sight of one of Logan’s experiments: a naked, embalmed baby with a tube down its throat and one up its butt. It’s a really quick look, but that shot packs one helluva punch! We also have to mention the surviving disembodied head discovered by McDermott in Logan’s lab. Eww!

Logan’s Zombie Spills His Guts
At the 23-minute mark of the film, Logan is explaining some of his scientific findings to Sarah. As a conversation is going on between the two of them, one of the zombies Logan is working on reaches up violently and snaps the strap that was holding his arm. The zombie sits up, and when he does, all (and we mean ALL) his guts spill out of his body and onto the floor. Yuck! In conjunction with this, there’s another dream sequence Sarah has where her boyfriend, Miguel Salazar, suffers the same fate with all his innards spilling onto their bedroom floor. Nicely done.

All Hell Breaks Loose!
There are many similarities between Day of the Dead and “The Walking Dead,” and one of them is the fact that zombies are being held hostage for the purpose of researching them. In one scene where the undead are being removed from the holding area, lots of bad, bad things happen. At the 58-minute mark, a zombie gets loose and bites the throat of a soldier named Miller in a beautiful display of F/X mastery. Also at minute 58, another zombie bites Miguel’s arm, and to possibly save him (get ready, fans of “The Walking Dead,” here’s another similarity), Sarah chops off his arm above the bite and cauterizes it with a torch. Meanwhile, the bitten Miller begs Private Steel to shoot him and not let him turn into a zombie. Steel obliges, and the head shot is outstanding!

Frankenstein Feeding a Zombie
Logan, who was referred to as ‘Frankenstein’ by the band of soldiers throughout the film, kept a very special zombie named Bub for research purposes. Bub is Logan’s star student as he attempts to domesticate the zombies. At one point we realize that Logan is feeding this zombie ‘treats’ when it does a particularly good job. The ‘treats’ in question happen to be parts of one of the soldiers killed earlier in the film. All this good fun happens at approximately the 1-hour and 11-minute mark of the movie. Perhaps F/X artist Greg Nicotero harkened back to this scene for inspiration when they were filming “The Walking Dead” sequence where The Governor is feeding human remains to his zombie daughter, Penny.

McDermott Gets Head
McDermott is a member of the helicopter crew who finds a soft spot in his heart for Sarah. This friendship leads to McDermott being abandoned by the military forces into the caverns containing the captured zombies below the base. At the 1-hour and 19-minute mark, he gets quite slick wielding a shovel and manages to lop off the top of a zombie’s head with it. As he walks away with Sarah, we see the head still alive and kicking, eyes moving and all. Did Adam Green draw inspiration for his famous curb stomp scene in Hatchet II after watching Day of the Dead? Possibly.

Torrez Gets Torn Up
The real highlight of Savini and Nicotero’s F/X work comes toward the end of the film as the zombie horde grows and begins to attack the victims. Day of the Dead showed victims being literally torn apart by the undead in a way we hadn’t seen in film before. At the 1-hour and 26-minute mark, Private Torrez finds himself in a bad spot as the zombie horde converges on him. Through the magic of SF/X we see Torrez screaming, and then in the same shot his body begins to be torn apart. His head is removed with the mouth still moving. It’s an amazing practical effect that really comes off looking incredible.

Rickles Has an Eye for Zombies
Shortly after Torrez becomes zombie food, another solider meets a similar fate. Rickles tries to shoot his way out of his predicament but becomes overwhelmed by the sheer number of zombies, and at the 1-hour and 27-minute mark, they begin to disembowel him. One notable zombie pulls at his eyeball while another bites his fingers off, and the rest just grab and tear at whatever they can get. It’s another disturbingly real use of the practical F/X which made Day of the Dead an unforgettable film.

Rhodes Gets Torn in Two
Of course we couldn’t leave out the demise of the ruthless Captain Rhodes. Rhodes is more of a torment to the scientists living in the bunker than the zombies are as he attempts to rule with force. However, karma comes back to get him as he is unknowingly driven into a zombie horde by a gun-toting Bub the zombie. As part of the horde grab the top of him, other zombies rip the bottom of his body off, spilling Rhodes’ guts all over the floor as he defiantly screams at the undead beasts, “Choke on ’em! Choke on ’em!” It was indeed the most shocking moment in a film filled with them.

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD



We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!



We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


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Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!



Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

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