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Director Kevin Carraway Talks Way of the WickedIn the new supernatural horror movie Way of the Wicked, Christian Slater lives up to his first name and plays a man of God. But he’s not without his flaws. As director Kevin Carraway told us, “It was definitely different for me to see Christian play that kind of dark person. He is such a fantastic actor that I knew he would bring that character to life.”

Even on set, watching some of the decisions he made, he is such a professional. I can totally understand why he has had such longevity in this business and I would love to work with him again in the future.”

Carraway said there was no ego, not even with the press mobbing him the moment he stepped onto set. “When he first showed up, reporters wanted to interview Christian. The energy on the set was amazing. He would go around and speak with everyone. He took a lot of pictures with the crew members when we wrapped up. Christian went out of his way to find me and tell me that it was a pleasure working with me. As a director, he makes you feel so comfortable. The first day I spoke with Christian, was the first day of shooting. Instantly he broke the ice. I worked with some difficult actors and he is definitely not one of them.

Without them even meeting first, Slater signed onto Carraway movie, because he really liked the script. That made it easier to attract other names in the genre. “[Since] the first actor to sign on was Christian Slater, then we got Vinnie Jones to come and play John Elliott, and the rest of the cast came from Canada. We did a lot of casting in Vancouver and I was delighted to find that there were some many talented and wonderful actors to work with. We got really lucky.”

Carraway says, “Part of the motivation for Vinnie was a chance to play something a little different because he always plays the tough guy characters. This time we got a chance to really see Vinnie play a loving Dad who is definitely a flawed character. He has his own issues but he is trying to reconnect with his daughter after having lost his wife. Those were the things that Vinnie brought up in conversation with me. He talked a lot about his daughter so I think he was able to connect with his character.”

The teenagers in the cast are lesser known, but no less talent. “We found Emily who plays Vinnie’s daughter and Jake Croker who plays Robbie,” said Carraway. “When we first saw Emily and Jake walk in the room we kinda knew that that those were two characters that were really interesting and caught my attention right away.”

Carraway says although the movie is more a supernatural suspenser, fans of horror should still like it. “We have some really cool stuff happening. You got to have some blood and guts and we try not to go overboard but there are some gory moments in the movie. We have some murders taking place. This movie has all the elements. It has murder, intrigue, suspense and it also has love. I hope the audience can connect with it.”

Find out if you connect when the Way of the Wicked DVD is released Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of Way of the Wicked. The thriller is directed by Kevin Carraway (7 Below) and stars Christian Slater (Stranded, True Romance), Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Snatch), Emily Tennant (Juno, Mr. Young), and Jake Croker.

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After a series of inexplicable murders sweeps a small, isolated community, Father Henry (Slater) goes to a local police detective (Jones) with a theory on why the murders are occurring. The two learn that a troubled teen with a dark past has recently moved to town and has set his sights on the cop’s beautiful, young daughter. Father Henry, who turns out to have secrets of his own, finds himself pitted against a demonic force more diabolically evil and twisted than any of them could have imagined.

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#Brainwaves Episode 85: Eileen Dietz – The Exorcist and More! LISTEN NOW!

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While watching The Exorcist growing up, there were several moments in the film that scared the hell out of me. Nearly all of them involved a pale white face we’d only see for seconds at a time. The face of evil. The made-up face of Eileen Dietz.

Last night Eileen joined us on Brainwaves to talk about her career, working with the legendary Dick Smith, and of course the film that shattered 100 psyches. You can listen to the entire episode right now!

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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!

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Let’s Talk About the Future of Friday the 13th

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While we all sit around and wait for rights issues and what not to resolve so we can get another entry in the Friday the 13th series, maybe we should just keep looking ahead ourselves and asking any and everyone what they think the should lie in the future.

Well, Daily Dead agrees and recently had a talk with C.J. Gramham (Jason from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives) about just that, and he had some interesting thoughts.

I don’t get into the politics,” Graham said. “But as an arm to a quarterback, looking at the series, I’m hoping that in the future—when they may go ahead and start shooting one, two, or three of them—they do it sequentially, utilizing the same Jason and similarities between the directors and the writers, so the scripts have some continuity.”

He continues: “I also think they should definitely rebuild the iconic image of Jason into something that nobody has ever seen because it’s ready for that consistency, similar to the Harry Potter series. There was a formula that started, they stayed with the formula, they stayed true to the formula, and look at what it’s become.”

What do you think of C.J. Graham’s ideas about the future of the Friday the 13th series? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives:

Years ago, Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) killed infamous hockey-masked murderer Jason Voorhees (C.J. Graham), and the intensity of the experience has landed him in a mental institution. To end his torment and achieve a level of closure, Tommy escapes from the hospital and heads to the graveyard where Jason is buried, intending to dig up the body and cremate it. But, before this total annihilation can occur, a freak electrical accident resurrects Jason from the dead, and the terror begins anew.

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Fred Ward Joins Kevin Bacon in Tremors TV Series?

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There seems to be a lot of Tremors love floating around lately as not only do we have a new film on the way called Tremors: Cold Day in Hell, but we also have Tremors: The TV Series starring Kevin Bacon coming soon as well.

And speaking of the Kevin Bacon Tremors: The TV Series, today we have a rumor via TremorsGuide that Fred Ward will be joining in on the Graboid fun along with Bacon.

The news (rumor) comes from a tweet director Richard Clark (Outlander, Doctor Who) posted the other day where he says, “Universal shooting 8-part TV Tremors this summer with Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward! I’m begging to direct! Scripts a lot of fun.”

This is by no means anything close to confirmation that the new series will feature the return of Fred Ward, but Clark is within “the inner circle” as it were and that counts for something!

We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything concrete on Ward’s involvement with the series but until then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Tremors: The TV Series is headed our way courtesy of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. It’s written by Andrew Miller and stars Kevin Bacon.

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The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back; and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex.

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