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Exclusive: Writer Talks Home Sick DVD!



Home Sick DVD!It’s been almost six years since Adam Wingard (“>Pop Skull) completed work on his directorial debut, the Alabama-set survival horror piece Home Sick. Since then it’s played all over the place in varying degrees of completion before the final, definitive version was shown at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Finally on August 26th, 2008, we’ll be able to see if it was worth the wait when Synapse Films gets Home Sick on DVD.

Home Sick writer/producer E.L. Katz dropped us a line yesterday with word on what fans can expect from the long-gestating DVD which he just got his hands on a few days ago, ”There are three shorts on there that we did after the several-year Home Sick production recovery” he told us, “The Girlfriend” (the second short we did), is practically a half hour long and one of our first experiments doing something straight-forward and less silly and goretastic. It had to do with doppelgangers. It’s rough, but it was the beginning of a new direction in our style, and actually has some atmosphere to it.

“Laura Panic”, and “1000 Year Sleep”, are two short films that played this year’s Fantasia Fest to great acclaim. They were done several years later and showed a huge maturity in our filmmaking skills. They balance creepiness with a touch of black humor.”

Other than the early work of Home Sick’s creators, there’s also some great behind-the-scenes featurettes that should help illustrate what these guys have been going through for the last six years, ”There’s a killer mini-documentary showing director Adam Wingard’s mind state after the turbulent production” Katz continued, ”probably one of the most personal and schizophrenic featurettes I’ve ever seen. Adam and I also recorded a commentary that was very forthcoming about the shit we went through during the making of the film. If, like most people, you scratch your head after watching the flick, this will probably clear up some of your questions.”

There’s also an interview with Bill Moseley with some behind the scenes footage and a look into the man’s acting process, an incredibly long scene that was cut from the final film, and some very cool insert art done by comic artist and all around badass Nat Jones.

”Don May and Michael Felsher (Red Shirt Pictures) did amazing work on this,” Katz concluded. ”after such a long road it’ll be great that people can finally watch this thing. Zombi’s (relapse artists) score can be heard in all its glory, and Jonathan Thornton’s grisly FX work can finally splatter the screen!”

If you’re in or around Burbank on August 24th, be sure to hit up Dark Delicacies, who will be hosting a DVD signing for Home Sick with stars Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis, Tom Towles and Jeff Dylan Graham, director Adam Wingard and Katz himself! Be sure if you hit up the signing you tell ‘em Dread Central sent you!

If you’re not in or around Burbank, no worries; you can still click here to pre-order Home Sick via Evilshop!

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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the 3-part short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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