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Character Breakdown for Drag Me to Hell!

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Character breakdown for Raimi's Drag Me to Hell!When something like this comes across our virtual desks here at Dread Central, I usually have a moral dilemma regarding what we should do with it. On the one hand, looking at a breakdown of who the characters are in a film can reveal some important spoilers. On the other, when the film is as hush-hush as Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, it’s our civic responsibility to spread as much info on it as we can… that’s how I sleep at night.

So when we got this list of characters for Drag Me to Hell today, my moral dilemma lasted about fourteen seconds, including the time it took me to actually read it. Check it out;

  • Ray Dalton: Late 20’s-Mid 30’s. Stephanie’s boyfriend, handsome, UCLA professor, sensible, understanding, willing to defy his parents to do what is right for the girl he cares about. Lead.

  • Mrs. Sylvia Ganush: 50’s-60’s. Eastern European woman with an old-world belief system, proud, and when defied and humiliated, becomes vengeful. Lead.

  • Rham Jas: 50. Mysterious Indian psychic, wise beyond his years and compassionate, a man learned not only in the spiritual world but also in academics

  • Ellen: Early-Mid 20’s. Stephanie’s roommate, funny, free-spirited

  • Mr. Jacks: 40’s-50’s. Bank manager who believes smart business decisions should always trump personal feelings

  • Stu Rubin: Late 20’s-Late 30’s. Conniving loan officer. Stephanie’s competition, out for himself and his own gains

  • Trudy Dalton: 50’s-60. Ray’s mother, rich and cultured, judgmental, opinionated and protective of her son

  • George Dalton: 50’s-60’s. Ray’s father, rich, more tolerant than his wife, polite and respectful

  • Ilenka Ganush: 24, sexy gypsy girl, Mrs. Ganush’s granddaughter, fiery, not afraid to tell it like it is.
  • Sexy gypsy girl? Yes please! As long as it’s not a Snatch-style gypsy, that’s just wrong. And how much do you want to be the “mysterious Indian psychic” will know more about what’s going on than anyone else? Drag Me to Hell rolls on March 10th in LA, look for more news very soon!

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    Jesper Kyd Returning to Score Vermintide 2

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    From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

    Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

    Kyd was inspired by Norse mythology, utilizing ancient tribal music as well as dark fantastical elements to build upon the acoustic soundscapes he composed for the first Vermintide game. Channeling his own Scandinavian roots, Kyd will blend Viking and Norse-inspired vocals with ritualistic percussion styles to create a unique soundtrack experience.

    Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

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    Like Me – Will You Like This Dystopian Thriller?

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    Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

    Directed by Robert Mockler


    While Like Me is not dystopian in the classic science-fiction sense, it does aptly put the downer vibe across. If the present is abysmal, then the future is downright hopeless. We learn this as we follow an unhinged teenage loner called Kiya (Addison Timlin) on a hollow crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. At first the world “likes” her—with the exception of YouTube rival Burt (Ian Nelson), who disdainfully denounces her viral videos—but pride goes before the fall, and Kiya’s descent is spectacular.

    If you’ve peeped the trailer for Like Me, then you’re probably expecting a horror movie. I mean, they’ve got the requisite menacing masked baddie and they’ve got genre icon Larry Fessenden in a major role—those are a couple of the key ingredients, right? Yes they are, but this simmering, shimmering stew of Natural Born Killers, Excision and King Kelly, it boils down to a whole lotta nothing. Like Me is sort of a drama, kind of a road trip flick, and almost a thriller. It succeeds at none yet does stand on its own as a compelling collection of cool visuals and pertinent performances. But is that enough?

    While Kiya is a compelling character on the surface, there’s barebones beneath. Sure, she’s a Millennial mind-fed on random online clips and snappy soundbites—but what turned her into a psychopath? Was she born that way? Is social media to blame? We’ll never know, because not a hint is given. I don’t mind ambiguity, but even a morsel would have been welcome in this case. As Kiya ramps up her reckless exhibitionistic extremes, the stakes are never raised. In the end, who cares? Maybe that’s the point.

    A word of warning: If you plan on watching this movie while chomping snacks…don’t. There is stomach-turning scene after vomit-inducing scene of orgiastic easting, binging, and the inevitable purging. I’m sure it’s all metaphorical mastication, a cutting comment on disposable consumption. I get it. But I don’t wanna look at it, again and again and again. Having said that, Like Me is an experimental film and in its presentation of such grotesquery, it’s quite accomplished. Montages, split-screens and jittered motions are scattered throughout, showing us all sorts of unpleasant things…Kudos to the editor.

    I didn’t hate Like Me. But I do think one has to be in the mood for a movie such as this. It’s not an easy or entertaining watch, but it is a peculiar and thought-provoking one. There’s some style and mastery behind the camera, and I am curious to see what first-time writer-director Rob Mockler comes up with next.

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    Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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    It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

    From the Funko Blog:
    Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

    This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

    We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

    Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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