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Alien Raiders joins Fantastic Fest!The folks behind Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas’ most badass of badass film festivals, announced their lineup of films for this year’s event, which goes down September 18th-25th. The final group of films (that they can talk about…) will include:

  • “>Alien Raiders – The latest from the Raw Feed line, Raiders is about a squadron of trained gunmen [who] lay siege to a supermarket at closing time. What first appears to be a robbery soon takes on otherworldly dimensions.

  • “>The Burrowers – In this film that really needs no introduction round these parts a cross-country manhunt searches for an abducted woman and a marauding Indian tribe, but the real villains don’t ride horses… they burrow from beneath the ground.

  • The Chaser – Another Korean horror film about serial killers preying on call-girls from various escort agencies. In the midst of police indifference and incompetence, Jung-Ho (Yun-Seok Kim), an ex-cop-turned-pimp, must dust off his old flatfoot skills to find the killer and save the life of one of his girls who has gone missing.

  • Left Bank – A new thriller from Belgium! A young woman moves in with her new boyfriend on the fashionable “left bank” in Antwerp only to discover that the building may have a very disturbing past.

  • “>Repo! The Genetic Opera – Bousman and co-writer/star Terrance Znudich will be on hand for this screening! See it with a crowd while you still can! Darren Bousman, director of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th installments of the wildly popular Saw franchise, pulls a “what-the-f…” 180-degree turnaround to create a very personal, very demented, bloody Goth rock opera about organ repossession with lead performances by Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton and Ogre from Skinny Puppy.

  • Sauna – The U.S. premiere of this interesting sounding horror flick from Finland. While mapping the new border between Russia and Finland after the war, the joint task force stumbles upon a mysterious sauna in a remote swamp, a sauna that allegedly has the power to wash away all sins.

  • The Wreck – Never heard of this one before, but I have to say I’m curious. A very pregnant woman and her husband are trapped in the woods in a demolished sedan, and her water has just broken. They are in a really bad situation, and it gets a LOT worse.
  • And that’s not even all of them, just the ones most appropriate for Dread. Check out the entire slate and get any and all other information you need at Fantastic Fest’s official site!

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    Paramount’s Dating App Thriller Snags The Boy Next Door Screenwriter

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    Are dating apps scary? Paramount sure hopes that’s the case as they have just hired screenwriter Barbara Curry (Blumhouse’s The Boy Next Door) to pen the upcoming “dramatic investigative thriller” Gasp.

    Hiring Curry for this film makes a ton of sense being that before Curry was the screenwriter behind “dramatic investigative thrillers” she worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office for ten years. Qualifications galore.

    Deadline reports that Gasp is centered around a female detective investigating a killer who is targeting women via a dating app. Nice. Not only is that a super-timely and creepy plot for a flick, but the film is supposedly based on several true stories.

    Heaven help us. I knew it. Stay away from those. Male or female. Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Now while I’ve never had a bad experience (re: stalker) from a dating app that makes sense considering I never use them. Ever. I prefer the old-school method of sitting in my room alone typing horror news articles and letting the ladies come to me.

    12% of the time, it works every time.

    The film is based on a pitch by Mario Celaya and produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman. Jessica Sharzer (“American Horror Story”) is co-producing.

    We’ll let you know when we hear more!

    Synopsis:

    A female detective goes undercover online to catch a killer who is murdering women he meets on a specific popular app. But when she starts to fall for one of the suspects who has been cleared, she discovers he may, in fact, be the killer.

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    Alien: Covenant’s Carmen Ejogo Joins True Detective Season 3

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    “From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows…”

    The first season of HBO’s “True Detective” was one of the best seasons ever put on a TV screen. Hands down. The second season was another story altogether. While not a complete waste of time (Colin Farrell owed) the season was basically merely ‘meh’.

    But what about “True Detective” season 3?

    Well, a few months back it was announced that the third season had been greenlit by HBO, with creator Nic Pizzolatto returning to pen the series and director Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) taking the helm of the episodes.

    Today we have news that Carmen Ejogo – who you may recognize Ejogo from such recent fright flicks as It Comes at Night, Alien: Covenant, and The Purge: Anarchy – will be joining the previously announced Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) for Season 3.

    Ejogo will play the female lead, Amelia Reardon, who THR describes as “an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.”

    Nice Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.

    Synopsis:

    A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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    Danielle Harris Tried to Get Jamie Lloyd into New Halloween Movie

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    One of the top films all of us are looking forward to the most here at Dread Central is Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel/reboot thing to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

    The new Halloween (2018) film is written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green and is all set to be directed by Green this year. Recently we learned that original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis was going to be returning to the new film.

    Not only that, but Curtis’ classic character Laurie Strode would have a daughter… played by Judy Greer. But what about Danielle Harris?

    After all, Harris was the star of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Curse of Michael Myers. Let alone, she had a starring role in both Rob Zombie’s remake and it’s sequel. So how about the new film?

    Turns out Harris tried to get her character Jamie Llyod (aka the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode) from Halloween 4 and 5 into the new film… but she was turned down by Blumhouse and the new creative team. That sucks.

    Harris was pretty bummed about the whole deal and took to Facebook recently to clear the air. You can check out quotes from her video, along with the video itself, below.

    After that make sure to hit us up and let us know how much you would have liked to see Harris return to Halloween in the comments below or on social media!

    “What I am bummed about is… [Laurie] has a daughter,” Harris says. “I was okay with it when she had a son… but they’re saying it’s the last one and… she has a daughter. And it’s not Jamie. It’s just kind of a bummer, I guess. I think somebody had said, it wouldn’t have hurt the movie to have Jamie reunited with [Laurie]. But that didn’t happen.”

    “We did put in a call, thought it’d be kinda cool even just to have a little flashback…” She continues. “They were not interested. So. I tried.”

    Blumhouse’s Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.

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