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#SDCC14: Get an Early Look at the Warner Bros.-Themed Special Editions of TV GuideWarner Bros. Television and TV Guide Magazine have joined forces for the fifth year in a row to present a special Warner Bros.-themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, taking fans behind the scenes of their favorite series and offering up four sets of collectible “flip” covers.

This year’s horror offerings include “The Following” stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy; “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; “The Vampire Diaries” stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder; and “Constantine” star Matt Ryan.

Other covers feature a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, “Gotham,” “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, and “The Flash” star Grant Gustin.

You can get them for free at the Warner Bros. booth – #4545 on the convention floor – throughout Comic-Con, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 23, and continuing through Sunday, July 27.

For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 22 at newsstands nationwide. The special issue will also be available on major digital platforms, including Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google.

Fans combing through the 88-page special issue will find features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

? Returning Comic-Con favorites “The 100,” “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Following,” “The Originals,” “Person of Interest,” “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Childrens Hospital”

? Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new origin series “Gotham” from Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”), starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland”), Donal Logue (“Vikings”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (the Matrix films); “The Flash” from “Arrow” executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter; “Constantine” from executive producers Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) and David S. Goyer (the Dark Knight films); and “iZOMBIE” from executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright

? A colorfully out-of-the-lines look at Warner Bros. Animation’s hit series “Teen Titans Go!” and “The Tom and Jerry Show” as well as a sneak peek at upcoming “DC Nation” shorts and new series “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!,” and “Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production”

? An exclusive DC Entertainment comic, “60 Seconds in the Life of Barry Allen” (aka The Flash), written by “The Flash” writers Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg, and Greg Berlanti

? A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Batman: Assault on Arkham from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment

? A look at 75 years of Bat-mania in honor of the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary in addition to a DC Comics preview of Dick Grayson’s (aka Robin) new spy series, “Grayson”

? Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2013

? All the scoop on the stories behind Oliver Queen’s scars on “Arrow,” a one-on-one interview with “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kunal Nayyar, the lethal stats on Joe Carroll’s killer minions from “The Following,” and more

? Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows including “The 100,” “Arrow,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Following,” “The Originals,” “Person of Interest,” “Supernatural,” and “The Vampire Diaries”

? Plus lots more!

For more information about WBTV activities at San Diego Comic-Con, follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit TheWB.com, where you can see the other four covers.

Also be sure to “like” TV Guide Magazine on Facebook and follow @TVGuideMagazine on Twitter, hashtag #TVGMYacht.

#SDCC14: Get an Early Look at the Warner Bros.-Themed Special Editions of TV Guide

#SDCC14: Get an Early Look at the Warner Bros.-Themed Special Editions of TV Guide

#SDCC14: Get an Early Look at the Warner Bros.-Themed Special Editions of TV Guide

#SDCC14: Get an Early Look at the Warner Bros.-Themed Special Editions of TV Guide

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Blumhouse’s New Halloween Will Change The Original Film’s Ending (Slightly)



As you can imagine, one of the films all of us here at Dread Central are looking forward to the most is Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

The new film is co-written by Danny McBride (as strange as that may sound) and David Gordon Green and will be directed by Green.

Speaking of Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride, the actor was recently out and about promoting the new season of HBO’s “Vice Principals” and dropped some new insights into Halloween (2018).

“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one,” McBride told Yahoo! “It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.”

Really? Interesting… But what about the new film’s tone? Should we be scared, Danny?

“I think you should be very scared,” McBride says. “I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.”

Sounds good to us!

McBride then talked a bit about how original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis came back into the fold for this new installment.

“I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to,” McBride said. “So Dave and I just busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to. When we finished the script, we sent it to her, and she said she was in. So we just flipped out. We were over the moon about her involvement.”

And finally, Kenny Powers spoke a bit about the huge pressures that are on him and his collaborator David Gordon Green with taking on such a beloved series.

“I just hope that we don’t f*** it up and piss people off,” he said. “This is such a diehard fan base. You don’t want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully, that will line up with most fans.”

What do you think of McBride’s new comments regarding Blumhouse’s Halloween? Do they make you more (or less) excited to check out the new installent?

Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Halloween (2018) is written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green with Green directing. Creator and original director John Carpenter will be acting as executive producer on the new film with franchise regular Malek Akkad producing.

Look for the next Halloween film worldwide on October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Exclusive: This Nails Clip Proves Dingy Hospitals Will Always Be Creepy



Today sees the VOD release of Dark Sky Films’ Nails, the directorial debut of screenwriter and Cinelicious Pics Head of Distribution Dennis Bartok. Following the story of a woman who goes through a near-death car accident only to find herself paralyzed and trapped in her own body. She then becomes convinced that a strange and malevolent entity that she dubs “Nails” is set on destroying her marriage, her family, and, ultimately, her life.

To celebrate the release of the film, we’ve got an exclusive clip that you can watch below. In it, Leah McNamara’s Gemma is walking through the bowels of a hospital when she stumbles across a bed with a working gas mask. When an alarm suddenly goes off, she jumps in surprise, knocking over a nearby tray, spilling sharp instruments across the floor. It’s while she attempts to clean the mess that Nails makes an appearance…

Nails also stars Shauna McDonald, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, and Charlotte Bradley. You can watch the film on iTunes.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Film Will Be Dark and Scary



I don’t know about you guys, but I am a huge fan of Nickelodeon’s 90’s kid’s horror anthology “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. I even own the entire series on DVD with some of my favorite episodes being “Laughing the Dark” and “Dead Man’s Float”.

It is with this in mind, we are excited as hell to pass along the news that the classic series will be making it’s way to the big screen in the near future!

Gary Dauberman the screenwriter behind such recent horror hits as IT, Annabelle: Creation and The Nun has been tasked with penning the script for the new feature film.

“The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones,” Dauberman told THR. “We’re going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves.”

The flick will be hitting us via producer Matt Kaplan (The Darkness) and Paramount’s new division Paramount Players. Which is headed by Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues) and will work with Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and BET to generate projects.

Did you watch “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” as a kid on Snick? What’re your favorite episodes? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

We will let you know as soon as we hear more on Are You Afraid of the Dark? so stay tuned! Until then, you can buy the entire series on DVD starting right HERE!


This spooky anthology series for kids recounts ghost stories told by the young members of the Midnight Society as they gather around a campfire. Each episode opens with members of the Midnight Society at their secret spot in the woods, where they prepare their fire and the night’s storyteller announces the title of his or her offering. However, the cameras soon leave the storyteller and switch to the tale being told.

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