A new viral video for filmmaker Yam Laranas' latest terror tale has hit this crazy little thing called the interwebs, and we must admit this one has us kind of stumped. Dig on this sliver of unnerving goodness by forging ahead!
We're not exactly sure what it means, but the Super 8 companion website for "Rocket Poppeteers" seems to be on the verge of launching something big...so big that Internet Explorer and Firefox are unable to handle it. In its newest incarnation RocketPoppeteers.com requires either Google Chrome or Safari.
In the run-up to E1 Entertainment's October 18th UK DVD release of The Tortured (review here ), we've been given a new viral video that gives a look at just what type of bodily abuse you can look forward to witnessing! Synopsis:
Those of us who signed up to be "Rocket Poppeteers" as part of the viral marketing for JJ Abrams' upcoming Super 8 got an email today thanking us for submitting our application and including a link to a quiz whereby they can get to know us a little better.
Anyone who has ever had to tango with a bite-happy denizen of the undead can easily confirm one thing ... killing vampires is serious business. And while our Frog Brothers will be doing their best keeping the bloodsuckers at bay on Blu-ray and DVD on October 12th from Warner Bros., they're going to need a hand. That's where YOU come in!
It's no secret we get lots of wacky and weird stuff in the mail here at Dread Central. Sometimes it's pretty easy to play connect the dots with what movie is trying to be promoted via viral marketing, but other times we are left stumped. This is one of those times. Can you lend us a hand?
The knack that director JJ Abrams has for getting people excited about his films is like nothing we've ever seen before. The man knows his audience and knows exactly how to get them involved. Speaking of which ....
Remember back in mid-May when we told you about a mail-in "Rocket Poppeteers" coupon that was somehow tied in to JJ Abrams' upcoming feature Super 8? Well, those who sent it in were rewarded this week with something pretty cool ... yet mysterious.
Much as he did with Cloverfield, JJ Abrams is embracing viral marketing for his latest feature, Super 8, with a vengeance. Lucky for us there are guys out there online who are willing and able to devote hours of their time figuring it all out.
The third and final piece of the viral video promotional puzzle for S. Darko showed up online recently, and of course we've got you covered!
In case you were wondering what this video was all about -- mystery solved! It's from the upcoming sequel S. Darko which hits DVD on May 12th. In retrospect the video was pretty cool. Want another? Dig the latest slice of strangeness and order yourself a copy below!
Here are Dread Central we get lots of crazy stuff in our in-boxes. Every day is like Christmas only instead of getting gifts we are propositioned for sex, offered riches from a Nigerian king, and told about upcoming horror movies. Sometimes we even get the occasional strange video for us to share with you guys.
We don't want to alarm you guys, but we came across this video, and it caused us a good deal of concern! There are crimes going on right now that you need to be made aware of!
NEW UPDATE: The good folks over at Screen Rant have gotten word from Devin at CHUD that all this craziness is surrounding HBO's new vampire series, "True Blood". Yay I can finally sleep at night!
Over the years we've seen some bizarre viral marketing, but this new campaign may be the most intriguing yet. Yesterday I checked my mailbox to find a strange black envelope with no return address. It looked like an invitation and had a red seal with the letters "TB" on the back. Inside was the letter you see to your right (click to see it bigger)...