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DVD Release List: Beware the Fair-Haired Child

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A pretty small list for December 12th, 2006…

Click to see it bigger!The Brink (2006)
Directed by Benjamin Cooper

A brilliant engineering student named Megan sets out to find the blueprints for the device that Thomas Edison completed right before his death; a device for talking to the dead. She assembles a group of friends to help her build it in a dilapidated house, never sharing with them the history of the building; a family brutally murdered one another within its walls years ago and they’re just itching for a trip back to the other side. The device they put together allows that trip to happen and a very disturbed evil finds its way to our world. Click to see it bigger!The Circle (2003)
Directed by Seung-bae Park

A series of violent rapes and murders have the police baffled. The killer seems to be too good, too calculating and has no intention of being caught. He is captured eventually, however, and a young, touch female officer puts him under hypnosis to try and figure out why this man has killed so horribly. The truth that is discovered might be a lot more terrifying than anyone expected, however. Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!A Dead Calling (2006)
Directed by Michael Feifer

A young female story editor for a local paper is called to investigate an old house, and soon finds herself to be the only hope a family of long-dead ghosts have to get the story out about how they were killed. The owner of the house, who still lives there, takes steps to make sure she never finds out what happened, but pretty soon the girl realizes her connection to the place is much stronger that at first thought. A Devil’s Rejects reunion of sorts, with Sid Haig and Leslie Easterbrook playing the girls parents, and Bill Moseley thrown in as chief of police! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Eye for Terror
Directed by Various

A new set of indie films from the folks at Tempe Video, just what you wanted for Christmas, right? Featured in here are Bonesetter Returns (the sequel to The Bonesetter, if you can believe it), Final Curtain, Satanic Yuppies (now there’s a great fucking title), a special edition of Hell Asylum and Shock Cinema Vols. 1&2. Don’t thank me, thank Tempe, folks, I’m just the messenger, as it were. Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Living Death (2006)
Directed by Erin Berry

Now this is kind of fucked up, if I do say so myself. Victor is a sadist whose been spoiled by everything and is only truly able to feel when he’s torturing others. His wife can’t leave him, but his lawyer figures out that they could poison him and blame it on drugs. Well, all the poison does is put him into a death-like state in which he can still see and feel everything, even the autopsy. The pain is enough to wake him up, and he gets free to lock his wife and lawyer up in his downstairs torture chamber to enact his revenge. Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child (2006)
Directed by William Malone

Probably one of my favorite episodes from the first season, House on Haunted Hill remake director Bill Malone created a rich dark fairy tale about a girl who is kidnapped by some very disturbed individuals. They throw her into an inescapable basement where she meets a ginger kid who has no idea what he’s doing down there. Pretty soon she learns the horrible truth, that he must transform and feed once a year to keep himself alive thanks to his sick parents, but the tables are turned on them when they least expect it. Check out our DVD review of it here for more! Buy it here!


Click to see it bigger!The Sorority (2006)
Directed by Bodie Norton

A small town is gripped by terror when some of it’s college students begin disappearing, only to be found later buried alive. One girl discovers that the hottest sorority at school is actually a coven of devil worshippers (of course) but before she can reveal the secret she’s killed. Her sister vows revenge, but is she able to stand up to the seductive temptations of a sorority full of hot, lesbian devil lovers? Damn I hope not! Buy it here!


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Horror is Strongly Represented at This Year’s Oscars!

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The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards have been released and both The Shape of Water and Get Out have received some serious nods in major categories!

Jordan Peele’s socially conscious horror/thriller got noms for Best Director, Lead Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Original Screenplay, and Best Picture! For a directorial debut AND a horror movie, it’s amazing to see this film get some richly deserved love. Peele even tweeted, “I just spoke to Daniel. You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.

Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro’s delightful fantasy creature feature The Shape of Water racked in this impressive list: Best Picture, Lead Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira), Sound Mixing (Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern), Production Design (Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau), Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), and Costume Design (Luis Sequeira). WHEW!

Having seen The Shape of Water just recently, I can assure you that it deserves every one of those accolades. It’s a gorgeous movie that kept a smile on my face through pretty much every single moment.

Other nominations that are equally important for us are the Visual Effects nods to both War for the Planet of the Apes and Kong: Skull Island and the Day of the Dead-themed Coco getting attention for Best Original Song and Animated Feature.

Congratulations to all nominees and we can’t wait to see what happens this March!

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Ice Cream Man Comic Sells Out, Will Receive Second Printing

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If you happen to be one of the many people who believe that print media is dying, this news story will make you fuck right off. I’m talking about the fact that the first issue of Image Comics’ Ice Cream Man series sold out shortly after hitting shelves. Image have confirmed that the book will receive a second printing on February 14 to keep up with what they referred to as “overwhelming customer demand”. Retailers will need to order their copies by January 22.

Each issue of Ice Cream Man is a self-contained existential horror story revolving around the themes of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. As the name of the series implies, the titular ice cream man serves as the narrator of each particular tale, with the official synopsis below suggesting that he may be more than just the driver of a frozen pudding wagon.

The series is written by W. Maxwell Prince and illustrated by Martin Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran. If you can’t wait until the second printing, you can purchase a digital copy of #1 from either ComiXology or Image’s official website.

Ice Cream Man #1 Official Synopsis
Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.

ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

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AfterShock Comics Announces New Series Brothers Dracul

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We’ve mentioned AfterShock Comics a few times around these parts, and now they’re about to release a new series that has Dread Central’s name all over it! Read on for the first word on Brothers Dracul from Cullen Bunn (X-Men) with art by Mirko Colak (The Punisher), who previously teamed up for AfterShock’s Unholy Grail.

Bunn and Colak are joined by colorist Maria Santaolalla and letterer Simon Bowland. Cover A is by Colak and Santaolalla while Francesco Francavilla provided Cover B.  Issue #1 hits stores on April 11th.

Bunn describes a bit of what the book is about and discusses working with the same creative team as AfterShock’s Unholy Grail“I’m thrilled to be working on BROTHERS DRACUL, a 15th century horror tale that explores the ‘true’ history of the infamous Vlad the Impaler. With this book, we’ve brought the entire creative team of Unholy Grail along. I’m working with artist Mirko Colak, colorist Maria Santaolalla, and letterer Simon Bowland once again. We had so much fun telling a horror story with King Arthur as its central figure, we had to get the gang back together for this story, featuring one of the most shocking icons of horrific history!”

Synopsis:
From writer Cullen Bunn and artist Mirko Colak comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters—Dracula, Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother, Radu, were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time the brothers learned many things—archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court… and how to stalk and slay vampires.

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