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HWA to Present Carpenter, Weinberg with Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Bob Weinberg (Click for larger image)Last night, the Horror Writers Association announced they would be giving not one, but two lifetime achievement awards this year. The first award will go to renowned horror author and editor Robert Weinberg. The author of sixteen novels in various genres, sixteen nonfiction books (which include such titles as The Science of Supervillians and Horror of the 20th Century), Weinberg has been a professional writer since he sold his first short story in 1967. The award for lifetime achievement is very well deserved.

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So who is the second recipient, you ask? Cue the guy in the white William Shatner mask, the second recipient for all his dedication and contributions to the art of horror is none other than John Carpenter. From his first movie back in 1962, Carpenter has provided fans with some of the most memorable flicks in history. Titles such as The Fog (the original, not the abortive remake), The Thing, and In the Mouth of Madness cemented his place in the horror pantheon, placing him in the correct circle to be one of the original “Masters of Horror.”

The awards will be presented at the annual Stoker Awards Banquet and HWA Conference, this year to be held in conjunction with the 2008 World Horror Convention, which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 27-30. The award, one of the most prestigious awards in the horror industry, has been presented in the past by the likes of Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Ray Bradbury. Weinberg and Carpenter will be joining an elite pantheon of horror gods.

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!

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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 caring 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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Flying Wolf! New Rampage Trailer Swoops In

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Last month, we shared the crazy-ass trailer for “The Rock vs Three Huge Animals” movie Rampage. And we were all surprised by how serious the movie looks.

Well if that trailer wasn’t enough to get you at least interested in watching titanic beasts curb-stomping entire cities, then maybe today’s new trailer will do the trick.

Give it watch below and then let us know what you think!

Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton and stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The film hits theaters April 20.

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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators.

As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

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See What We Do in the Shadows on the Small Screen

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No, we’re not talking about watching the hilarious vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, at home on TV, cable, or Blu-ray… what we’ve got here is a bonafide television series in the works at FX! That’s right, kids, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are poised to take a bite out of TV!

Deadline is reporting that both Clement and Waititi have scored a pilot order from FX for a half-hour comedy series based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film.

Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen are set to star in the FX pilot, executive produced by Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush.

Novak will play Nandor, the head vampire of the house. Berry plays Lazslo is the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire that turns into a bat and flies into a wall. Demetriou plays Nadja, the badass female vampire of the house. Guillen is believed to play Nandor’s assistant.

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