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Exclusive On Set Interview: Joel Mchale - Deliver Us From EvilFans of “Community” and “The Soup” might be surprised when they see the Joel McHale that’s appearing in the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil when it debuts this week in theaters everywhere…

Light of the usual trademark levity McHale has perfected, his character, Butler, is a physically intimidating cop with a penchant for daggers.

Standing in the pouring rain after a scene where McHale was chasing someone (or something) through the weathered streets of the South Bronx, Joel’s sense of humor suddenly came roaring back, even though the surprisingly tall comedian still towered over us as we started the interview in between takes.

Joel McHale: Hello, nerds.

Dread Central: What led you to take your first role in a horror film?

JM: It’s my fourth.

DC: Really?

JM: Nah, I can’t remember. What made me want to take it? Because it’s an incredible script with people like Chris Coy. The script is fantastic, and I get cast in films that are mostly comedies and this opportunity came up, and I jumped at the chance. And to work with Scott Derrickson.

DC: Scott said you guys are really old friends and he actually wrote the part for you in your voice, so what new aspects of you that we haven’t seen will we see in this character?

JM: You haven’t seen my penis yet. That’s featured prominently. You will see the more violent side of me that I only really unleash on an attacking bear, so yeah, it’s definitely not a comedic role but I do tell jokes. But hopefully you’ll see, it’s not like I was hiding anything. I’m just glad, I know Scott he wrote with me in mind, and I’m still surprised I got it. And you will see my obsession with knives on camera. As evidenced by me running after Chris as a cop [in the scene we just watched being filmed.]

DC: Can you tell us more about that scene we just watched?

JM: We’re offered a night job and we motivate each other by switching knives.

DC: So why do they have you guys doing this instead of stunt guys?

JM: They looked for stunt guys that looked like us from the back and they couldn’t find anyone. Look, it’s a Jerry Bruckheimer production, SONY funded, so I think we only have like 30 million. So … you have to cut some corners.

DC: How many ride-alongs did you do to prepare?

JM: I didn’t do any. I just talked to Sarchie. And my cop is very unorthodox so … I’ve done it before and I only got 3 days notice with this movie. But talking to Sarchie and the other cops, that helped immensely. Every time I look at Sarchie and I go, ‘Did that look like I was a cop?’ and he goes ‘Yeah! You look like a cop!’

DC: Why are you wearing a Boston hat in the Bronx?

JM: Because my character not only prefers knives to guns, police batons or Tasers, he just wears stuff to piss off other cops. I’m not joking; there’s a whole scene about the hat.

Deliver Us From Evil is in theatres NOW!

Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Scott Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.

Look for Deliver Us from Evil in theaters now.

Synopsis
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

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Universal Acquires Riley Sager’s Final Girls for Film Adaptation

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The “final girl” has long been a staple of the horror film genre, and lately there have been several films with just about that very same title focusing on her and/or them. Well, guess what… there’s another one coming as Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has won a bidding battle to option rights for Final Girls, the bestselling novel from Riley Sager that hit shelves this past July.

The movie adaptation will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta and Michael Sugar as that stand-alone company continues to ramp up.

Sager’s book centers on Quincy Carpenter, who 10 years ago as a college student went on vacation to Pine Cottage with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, the press dubbed her a “Final Girl,” coined for the group of similar survivors.

We’ll have more for you on this as it comes.

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Trailer: Paul Solet’s Bullet Head Hits Blu-ray This January

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After checking out writer-director Paul Solet’s pregnancy gone awry flick Grace a few years back, the talented filmmaker made my list of directors to watch out for.

And it is with this in mind that we’d like to share the trailer and Blu-ray/DVD release info for his newest action-survival-crime flick Bullet Head.

The movie stars Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, and Rory Culkin (Scream 4) as a group of thieves trapped in an abandoned warehouse with a vicious man-eating dog…

And Antonio Banderas?

That’ll work!

The trailer reminds me of Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe, but as we all know, that is NOT a bad thing. Throw in some crime-movie good times and this could be a sleeper hit.

You can check out the trailer for yourself below – along with a full list of special features – and then let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

The film has been rated R by the MPAA for “violence, bloody images, language, some drug use, and nudity.”

Bullet Head hits theaters December 8th, and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th, 2018.

PRE-ORDER NOW!

Synopsis:

Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas and John Malkovich deliver the action in this riveting crime story about three career criminals trapped in a warehouse after a heist.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes

Filmmakers’ Commentary

A Canine Point of View: Writing and Directing BULLET HEAD

Career Criminals and Fighting Dogs: The Iconic Cast of BULLET HEAD

Preparation and Performance: The Animal Actors of BULLET HEAD

Hymns and Fanfare: The Score of BULLET HEAD

BULLET HEAD: Proof of Concept –Lionsgate

 

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Chiller Channel Will Be Discontinued This January

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Back in March of 2007, the Chiller horror channel was launched. The channel was filled with wall-to-wall horror movies and TV shows.

The channel even tried their hand at original scripted content recently with the series “Slasher, starring Kaite McGrath. The second season just premiered on Netflix.

But it seems like today we have bad news. The end of an era. NBC has decided to shut down the Chiller Channel effective beginning on January 1, 2018.

This news comes to us via the TV Answer Man, with an NBC spokesperson telling the site, “NBC Universal will discontinue Chiller as of January 1, 2018.”

The spokesperson didn’t give any further details on the decision but many believe it has everything to do with Verizon, Charter, and Dish dropping the channel earlier this year.

While those drops weren’t catastrophic, the final nail in the coffin came recently when Cox dropped the channel, effectively pulling it out of around 40 million homes.

Are you sad to see the Chiller channel canceled? How often did you watch content via Chiller? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below.

R.I.P. Chiller

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