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Stephen Romano's RETRO 13

Around these parts we’re big supporters of killer poster art, and the craze is growing. A lot of people over the last few years have been cranking out the kind of artwork that is simply to die for. The Dude Designs, Mondo, they’re all some of the absolute best there is.

Yet another incredible artist is out there but has been kind of absent. I speak of Stephen Romano, and let me tell you… the man is BACK and right here on Dread Central. Read on for the first details of his RETRO 13 project!

From the man himself…


A lot of people were really blown away by Shock Festival, and even in that book, I referenced a lot of existing, iconic movie poster images. It was part of the fun of that project. I think the only negative criticism I got on that book was that the art was all so intriguing that people got a little frustrated they couldn’t actually watch any of those films. It was the SPINAL TAP of the Grindhouse scene!

So with RETRO 13, I’m creating a series of posters for actual films, many of which are very obscure and still only available on VHS. I’m utilizing interesting new takes on the subject matter in terms of the art, and with each film I’ll be including some historical commentary, which will hopefully get people interested in seeking a few of these films out. Of course, I HAD to include a few well-known classics, such as Phantom of the Paradise, but you’ll be seeing a very–shall we say, UNIQUE new take on those? Yes, let’s say that.

There’s been a real renaissance in fan-created films and poster art in the past several years, and I see great work all the time, in many different and innovative styles. But what I’m going for with RETRO 13 is very traditional. It’s not so minimalist or post-modern, like you see with a lot of this stuff at Mondo or Deviantart or wherever. That’s why it’s called RETRO 13. You’re going to see thirteen all-new movie posters, done in the exact style of the eras they represent, complete with fold marks and aging, and it will be the MOST authentic series like this ever created. For example, I’ll be showcasing an all-new Hellraiser poster, but I’ve created it in the exact art and design style of a 1970s Hammer film from American International! That’s where were headed with this. And I think, as an illustrator, it’s my best work ever.

I’m giving this one away for free, in the spirit I mentioned earlier of fan art on the Internet. This is not a book I’m selling. This is not a film I’m promoting. This is a unique “online gallery” project that I want everyone to be able to have access to at no charge whatsoever. I want people to download these images and collect them, share them, show their friends. We’ve taken steps to ensure that the image quality will be relatively high when they are posted, so you can see the amount of detail that went into the art. When the entire series is completed later this year, I’ll be offering it as a high-resolution digital download as well to anyone who asks for it. That will also be free to fans. Let’s go viral with this motherfucker!

I’ve done a lot of work as a poster artist, and I think Shock Festival might have even helped to lead the resurgence of interest in hand-painted original art for gene film. RETRO 13 is my way of saying a big “fuck yeah!” to all the guys who are keeping it real these days.


Look for the madness to begin soon! Right here on DC! For more info on Stephen Romano, check out his official website and follow him on Twitter @StephenPRomano.Stephen Romano's RETRO 13

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Breaking: Jurassic World 3 Stomps Into Theaters June 2021!

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J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t hit theaters until the June, but still, here comes Jurassic World 3!

Yes, Deadline just announced that the third entry in the massively successful Jurassic World series is going to be roaring into theaters come June 11, 2012.

Not only that but the film has already snagged a screenwriter in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael, who will co-write along with Trevorrow.

The third entry’s script will be based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who wrote the first two Jurassic World films together, and Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” said Trevorrow in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

There have been no casting confirmations just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further! Are you excited for Jurassic World 3? Let us know below!

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. The film stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Synopsis:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year

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I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” – but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations, along with boatloads of cash, for writing and directing his debut horror feature, Get Out, makes Peele damn near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the entire world are holding their breath in anticipation of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film, he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.

BUY GET OUT HERE!

Synopsis:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel

BUY IT HERE!

Synopsis:
The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.

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