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First Word on El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair; John Carpenter Set for PremiereEl Rey came out of the gate strong with its first original program, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” and up next is “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” with John Carpenter set for the premiere!

From the Press Release:
El Rey Network announces the start of production on “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” a new hour-long series featuring the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.

The first of ten primetime installments will premiere Saturday, May 10, 2014, on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting English-language cable network.

The series will provide a forum for two directors to go one-on-one, offering viewers access inside the minds of some of Hollywood’s most celebrated and iconic filmmakers. On the roster for Season One is legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from L.A., They Live), whose segment was shot last week in Los Angeles. Directors will come together for an intimate dialogue about their craft and their inspirations and will explore the early and memorable films that helped propel them to superstar status. Creator and producer Rodriguez will personally lead the conversations in several of the early episodes, including the one featuring Carpenter.

Rodriguez said: “I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked closely with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking. ‘The Director’s Chair’ will be an intimate forum for the wildly unexpected conversation that ensues when passionate people discuss their fascination with this art form and can share what they have learned about the industry they love. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive into what makes some of these great minds tick, and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to lead the dialogue for some of our very first episodes.”

To kick off the day, El Rey Network will feature a “Carpen-TERROR” Movie Marathon starting at 1:00 PM ET on May 10th. The full schedule is below. If you want to tweet along, be sure to use the hashtag #RideWithElRey.

1:00 PM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”
2:00 PM ET: The Fog (1980)
4:00 PM ET: Assault on Precinct 13 (1975)
6:00 PM ET: Escape from New York
8:00 PM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”
9:00 PM ET: The Fog (1980)
11:00 PM ET: Assault on Precinct 13 (1975)
1:00 AM ET: Escape from New York
3:00 AM ET: “The Director’s Chair: John Carpenter”

For more info, including if El Rey Network is offered by your local provider, visit the official El Rey Network website, “like” El Rey Network on Facebook, and follow El Rey Network on Twitter.

El Rey Presents: The Director's Chair

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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​.

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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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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Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

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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