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E3 2008: Project Origin & Fallout 3 Trailers



Project Origin trailer!It’s E3 week, which means tons of gaming news. I’ll be back later today and tomorrow with any horror centric news from the big three’s press conferences. Microsoft is up first today with its press conference, and then tomorrow Nintendo and Sony unveil their future plans.

Games expected to be shown in greater detail include Fallout 3, Resident Evil 5, Siren: Blood Curse, Silent Hill 5, Project Origin (the sequel to F.E.A.R.), Fatal Frame 4, Ghostbusters, Left 4 Dead and last but not least, Dead Space. Hopefully there’ll be a number of surprises along the way, but let’s get things rolling with some new trailers.

First up is Project Origin from Monolith Software and WB Games. Monolith stand as one of the most reliable developers of first person shooters out there with a steady output of great games. Other studios may put out better games, but no other team gives us great games as regularly as Monolith. For the last couple of years they’ve been serving up slices of horror goodness, namely F.E.A.R., Condemned, and Condemned 2: Bloodshot.

The original “>F.E.A.R. (review) was an intense action game with best in class enemy AI. Incredible firefights in tight spaces, interspersed with all kinds of scary and horrific goings-on, were the order of the day, and unsurprisingly for a game so well received, Project Origin (coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3) looks to build on those strong foundations while carrying on the story.

The game puts you in the shoes of a new soldier. No longer the nameless point man, you’re now “Beckett” and he’s part of the team seemingly trying to put a stop to Armachem’s actions by taking out the president of Armachem.

Alma is again present here in both her child and adult form… the graphics look improved on just about every level, and the atmosphere seems to have greatly benefited from the ruined environments. There are also a few monsters here, something you didn’t really run into in the original F.E.A.R., and based on the designs on show that have a real Eighties feel to them, I’m pretty optimistic about the addition.

Fallout 3 teaser!Up next is a teaser for Fallout 3 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Fallout 3 is a game that hasn’t really been covered here with it sort of slipping under my radar. The Fallout series, for anyone that hasn’t played it, is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the result of one of those wars that everyone lost.

Survivors live in shelters scattered across the world known as vaults, but very occasionally they will be forced to venture outside in order to gain important supplies. Outside waits another breed of survivor, creatures hideously mutated by a biological weapon used as a first method of attack before everything went nuclear, and the radiation hasn’t helped any.

Though set in the future, the Fallout series is well known for its sense of humor which is mostly based on the nuclear paranoia in the Fifties and the ‘Duck and Cover’ style educational materials.

The first two Fallout games were isometric turn based RPGs; Fallout 3 represents a big change for the series. This one is in full 3D in a large open world. You still have a team of sorts, though it is now limited to Dogmeat (your loyal dog) and one other person. The game can be played in first or third person, and combat is similar to Mass Effect in that it is real time, but you can pause the game and issue a series of commands which will be carried out once the game is un-paused.

Expect to see much more on Fallout 3 later in the week as the game is shown off at E3, but in the meantime, enjoy this short teaser trailer.


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Exclusive: P.J. Starks Talks Volumes of Blood 3



One of our favorite low-budget horror anthologies here at Dread Central is producer P.J. Stark’s Volumes of Blood (review). If you haven’t seen the film, get on it asap.

The film’s sequel Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories (review) was also good horror times, and we would recommend that flick as much as – if not more – than the original.

It is with this in mind, all of us here at Dread Central are counting down the days until the release of the third (and final?) entry in the series, which is currently going by the killer title Devil’s Night: Volumes of Blood 3.

While the new film is still in the scripting stages, we had a chance to speak with creator and producer P.J. Starks this weekend, and he dropped all types of new info on the film, including how many stories the new film will present, and what we can expect.

Mainly that Devil’s Night: Volumes of Blood 3 may very well be the final chapter in the series, but a host of spin-offs are still very much a possibility.

You can read our quick interview with Starks below and then make sure to let us know what you think of the Volumes of Blood series in the comments below!

Dread Central: What can we expect from the third entry?

P.J. Starks: Eric and I want the third film to be everything fans of the first two films appreciate and more. The set pieces are larger, the stories are even stronger than in the previous two installments and the body count is probably the largest I know for any independent production. We wanted to really go out with a bang and I feel the script we’ve collaborated on will make good on that.

DC: How many stories will be included in this installment?

Starks: We’re going back to the basics with five stories. We’ve tossed around the idea of doing a sixth possible story, but nothing is set in stone. We don’t want to bog down audiences with too much. There’s a progressive story unfolding over two films already, so we’re being careful not to convolute things. We’re working hard to bring, what I’ve been calling the “Volumes of Blood Anthrillogy” to a smart and entertaining finale.

DC: Is it actually the final chapter?

Starks: Never say never. Right? We do have potential spin-offs planned. As for this being the nail in the coffin of an ongoing story arch, absolutely. I think that’s what separates our series from so many other anthologies. It’s not just a series of random shorts plucked off YouTube with some loose connective tissue. It’s a fun ride, but you still have to pay attention to details and follow the larger narrative developing. Wrap around segments tend to be throw away material, but that was never the intention on VOB.

Nice! Again we are all looking forward to the third entry in the VOB series and any spin-offs that may occur. The possibilities are f*cking endless. Bring ’em on!

Until we have further info on just when Devil’s Night: Volumes of Blood 3 will hit, you can always buy the first two Volumes of Blood flicks on Blu-ray HERE and HERE.

Thanks for chatting with us, P.J.!

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Read Darren Aronofsky’s Screenplay for mother!



This past year we saw the release of writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (review) a film that was controversial, to say the least. Some loved it, others loathed it.

And speaking of mother!, Aronofsky has said before that he wrote the movie in a mere 5 days (!) and today we have the film’s screenplay for you to download. Paramount released it officially a few weeks back and I say it’s worth the download and the read.

Especially if you fancy yourself as a screenwriter, like me.

What I found most interesting about Aronofsky’s script is that he forgoes typical sluglines. Instead, he jumps from location to location, without any uses of INT./EXT. or DAY/NIGHT. For instance, instead of writing:


Interesting approach.

You can download the screenplay for mother! right here.

After giving the script a read through, hit me up in the comments below and let’s start a dialogue about the screenplay, the format, the structure, and the finished film in general if you’d like. I’m big into the craft of screenwriting so let’s talk about it!

The film is written & directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Ed Harris.

mother! hits Digital HD Dec. 5 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs Dec. 19.



A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.’.

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Bigfoot Horror Movie Cherokee Creek Gets Trailer and Poster



I have always said that the last movie monster out there that has yet to get a quality flag-ship flick is Bigfoot. Everyone in the world knows Bigfoot (right?) so why the hell isn’t there a “Holy Grail” movie centered around the big, hairy sumbitch?

Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few quality motion pictures based on the big guy including Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and Edwardo Sanchez’s Exists. But neither of those films blew the roof off the movie-going public.

Maybe Cherokee Creek will finally do the trick?

We’ll have to wait and see. But until the film has an official release date we can always take a look at the film’s trailer and poster – both of which you will find below.

Give them a look and then make sure to let us know what you think has been the best Bigfoot movie thus far (Harry and the Hendersons?) in the comments below!

The film is written and directed by Todd Jenkins and stars Billy Blair, Todd Jenkins, Justin Armstrong, Terry Dale Parks, Ray Hosack, Jeff Swearingen, Justin Duncan, CG Lewis, Nellie Sciutto, Steve Mokate, Jason P. Kendall, Anthony Phoenix, James Yeager, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Jinx Jenkins.


A bachelor party in the woods gets crashed by the ultimate party animal.

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