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Sarah French’s Ancestor Runs Rampant Through Festival Run

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Well… not her actual ancestor, though knowing French, that wouldn’t exactly be out of the question. What we’re talking about is the new flick starring the prolific indie actress Sarah French entitled Ancestor. Read on for the trailer and artwork!

From the Press Release:
Stalwart indie horror scream queen Sarah French (Half-life Horror from Hell, Land Shark, Escape from Ensenada) grabs the reins of a double lead role in Robert Berg’s latest short horror film, Ancestor, now headed to festivals across the country.

In the tale, modern housewife and mom KATE (played by French) receives an evil 1800’s-era relic from her long-dead great-grandmother (and doppelganger) KATHERINE that will change her life forever.

Laden with visual effects by Jack Bertram of Motion Forge, Ancestor is a return to short horror for writer/director Berg, whose work includes the disturbing psychological thriller/slasher feature film Misogyny (2012), horror short finis (2010), and several award-winning science-fiction short films.

Calling French “irresistibly evil in any time and in any wardrobe,” Berg said that working with her in Ancestor was a “dream come true. Sarah is well-loved by the horror community. She is a superb actress and a real veteran of the genre. I loved seeing her step out of the scream queen role into a pair of dramatic lead characters, then watch her eclipse the challenge; her performances are exquisite. As an actress she is a director’s fantasy, solidly professional, a joy to work with, and my new hero! Privately she is a kind, engaging, effervescent sweetheart, so unlike the many evil femme fatales on her resume.”

He added, “The icing on the cake for the film is the incredible score by award-winning composer Mark D’Errico. It still gives me chills every time.”

Ancestor was shot in August in Colorado with a supporting cast including talented horror babe and sacrifice Lela Remley (Eye of Noor, Replicant Terminus), and adroit newcomers Natalie De Rosa and Charlie Padgett. Ancestor was produced by Berg Imaging Inc.

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New Gremlins a Reboot, Prequel, or Sequel?

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What’s the deal with Gremlins 3? Recently the original film’s director Joe Dante told us that the film will be a prequel and today we have news that it will be a complete reboot.

What gives? Well, Metro USA spoke to Columbus recently and the man dropped some interesting info on the (possible) upcoming Gremlins film.

Gremlins we are actively talking about that. So that’s what I am working on with my production company 1492 Pictures.”

He then adds: “It will almost definitely be a reboot.”

I’m thinking Chris Columbus knows what he’s talking about considering he’s not only producing this new movie but he was also the screenwriter on the 1984 classic. Who do you believe? Does it even matter? Reboot, prequel, or sequel, I know I’ll be there opening night.

What about you? Do you care what studios call the film as long as it has Gizmo in it? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

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Watch This Weekly Podcast Episode 9: Party On!

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Another weekend and another round of picks to get you through it! What should you be watching to get your horror fix? Tune in, and find out!

Want a teaser? Included in this episode are the films Party Bus from Hell, Deep Blue Sea 2, and The Devil and Father Amorth.

On Watch This Weekly we’ll be giving you some brief recommendations regarding what horror flicks are on their way and what you should be watching! Couple that with everything that’s going on with Dread Central Presents and maybe a special guest here and there, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy guide to set up your horror-watching week!

Make sure to subscribe to this podcast and all Dread Central podcasts on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dig it!

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Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message

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It’s looking like lackluster ratings have nailed the final coffin in STARZ’ “Ash vs Evil Dead” as the series has been cancelled. Taking to Twitter, Bruce Campbell gave an emotional message that pays respect not just to the series but also to the history of the Evil Dead franchise itself.

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you!” Williams wrote, attaching an image of himself as Ash with the message, “Ash has left the building.


Starring Campbell alongside Ray Santiago, Dan DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless, “Ash vs Evil Dead” followed the exploits of Ash Williams as he fought the Deadite hordes decades after his original encounters. Crass, violent, over-the-top, and an absolute blast, it’s a damn shame that the series is coming to an end, especially now that we’ve met Ash’s daughter, Brandy, and a fourth season may very well have allowed Raimi and Co. to pass the torch along to a new generation.

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