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Tribeca 2014: First Wave Films Include Honeymoon, Summer of Blood, and More; New Stills!The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is winding down, and it’s time for Part 1 of our wrap-up of the horror films we took in this year with a look at Summer of Blood, Super Duper Alice Cooper, In Order of Disappearance, and The Canal.

Are we knee deep in film festival season or at the tail end, transitioning from film geekery to… well, just plain geekery with a comic convention every weekend til August? It’s hard to keep track these days. Lucky for you, Dread Central sends henchmen to every event worth talking about.

Today I fill those shoes as we run the streets of New York City to catch the freakier films of the Tribeca Film Festival alongside Heather Buckley (on interview duty) and Drew Tinnin (backing us up on all points). As we head toward the close of the event, we thought we’d give you a taste of what we’ve been taking in.

LET’S BEGIN!!

The Horrors of Tribeca - Part 1: Summer of Blood, Super Duper Alice Cooper, In Order of Disappearance, The Canal
Summer of Blood – directed and written by Onur Tukel (USA)
Erik (Tukel) swims in a sea of apathy, also known as the streets of New York City. He’s one of those people that needs to experience a life-changing event to set him on his proper path and just maybe make him a better man. Could a chance encounter with a vampire give Erik that gentle nudge he needs? Will un-death bring him new life? Probably not.

Summer of Blood is the coming of age movie for the middle-aged and aimless. It’s like “Seinfeld” with vampires and is genius in its ability to fill time with hysterical conversations about absolutely nothing.

4 out of 5
Super Duper Alice Cooper – directed and written by Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen, and Sam Dunn (Canada)
A young, long haired Nomad once thrilled a classroom full of unsuspecting students with a report on the rock god known as Alice Cooper. Much of the presentation included clips from live stage shows wherein Alice fought monsters, menaced women, and was killed before the masses. All my research only scratched the surface of what you’ll find in this jaunty, highly informative documentary. Perhaps “jaunty” is the only problem here, as the tone of this piece doesn’t mirror the attitude and horrific fun of Alice’s live shows and, essentially, what made him the mega-star we know and love.

Historically accurate and unflinchingly (albeit gently) truthful? Yes. Fun? Not so much.

2 1/2 out of 5
In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) – directed by Hans Petter Moland, written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (Norway)
Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) leads a simple life, charged with keeping a section of road clear of snow in a zen-like act he performs almost daily. When his son suddenly turns up dead at the hands of a drug cartel, the acts become bloody.

Skarsgård gives a spectacular performance as a man driven to murder with frighteningly flawless ease against a remarkably beautiful Norwegian backdrop shot to perfection. Incredibly clever, darkly funny, and profoundly heartfelt in total silence.

4 1/2 out of 5
The Canal – directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh (Ireland)
A man, a woman, a small child, and a new house with a history of death. You can see what’s coming. The Canal takes its time to build up the creep factor with plenty of “WHAT WAS THAT?!” going on, wrapped around our lead character who might be going mad… or might be plagued by a vengeful spirit who would like to see him kill all those around him like a mini, indie The Shining.

What the filmmakers behind The Canal borrow from our rich history of horror films is forgiven, as they prove they’ve learned those lessons well and deliver some fantastically creepy moments that could have you leaving the lights on as you crawl into bed hours later.

3 out of 5
Look for lots more to come soon!

The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 16 to April 27, 2014. For more info visit the official Tribeca Film Festival website, “like” the Tribeca Film Festival on Facebook, and follow Tribeca Film Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag #TFF2014.

 

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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.

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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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Jordan Peele Is Open to the Idea of Get Out Sequel

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Recently we shared the baffling news that this year, the Golden Globes were considering writer-director Jordan Peele’s psychological horror-thriller Get Out a comedy.

Hurm. While that bit of news still doesn’t make a bit of sense to me, today we have an update on Jordan Peele’s possible sequel Get Out 2. Which is always welcome.

Deadline was recently speaking with the filmmaker and Peele told them that although he still hasn’t cracked the sequel, if he comes up with a fresh spin he would have no problem revisiting the first film.

“I haven’t decided anything yet,” Peele told the site. “I am allowing the creative part to bubble up, and not force it. I know if a follow-up is meant to happen, it will. I’m open to figuring out what it is. But I also don’t want to let down the original and its fans. I simply would not do something like that for the cash.”

Good to hear!

I don’t know about you, but if Jordan Peele does decide to revisit the world of Get Out again in the future, I will be there. After reading these comments, I have faith the man will not return unless the story deserves it. Money be damned!

Unless… the sequel is called Sell Out… Ooohh. Snap. All jokes aside, in this world of sequels and remakes, it feels pretty damn good to hear a filmmaker talk this way.

What do you think of a Get Out sequel? Do you think the first film needs a continuation? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

You can buy Get Out on Blu-ray HERE.

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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 never could have imagined.

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