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For the final installment of our Resident Evil: Retribution interview series, we catch up with the returning Boris Kodjoe, who reprises his role as Luther West after leaving fans questioning his whereabouts at the conclusion of Afterlife.

During our exclusive interview with Kodjoe, we heard more from the actor on reuniting with his Resident Evil family for Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest, and he discusses his thoughts on what makes Luther West tick and teases us a bit when we ask about the upcoming provocative thriller Nurse 3D, which has had everyone buzzing since the smoking hot posters were released several months back now.

Check out our interview with Kodjoe below, and look for Resident Evil: Retribution in theaters everywhere now!

Exclusive: Boris Kodjoe Talks Resident Evil: Retribution, Nurse 3D and More

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Dread Central: Had you known since Afterlife that Paul would be bringing Luther back for this one, or did you have to wait it out a while before you found out?

Boris Kodjoe: Well, the thing is that you really never know until you ultimately get “the call.” But the cool thing about these movies is that they can bring you back anyway- they shoot you five times, it doesn’t matter. You’re still in the next one somehow. Paul always finds a way (laughs).

But I was elated to come back as Luther; this was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my career, and coming back is always like reuniting with family.

Dread Central: This time around Luther has a team of guys with him- Leon (Johann Urb) and Barry (Kevin Durand); did the three of you guys hang out beforehand to bond a bit? You know, doing dude stuff or whatever guys do? (laughs)

Boris Kodjoe: Oh yeah, we dude-ed out, bro-ed out – all of that (laughs). No seriously, we’re all great friends; both Barry and Johann are good friends of mine. I think we’ve all known each other for around 16 years now so a lot of that chemistry is just us. But yeah, we did do a lot of hanging out together before and while shooting. Milla, too, of course; our families are pretty tight.

Dread Central: One of my favorite moments in the movie was the Moscow scene with you guys and the Las Plagas zombies; it looked like a hell of a lot of fun to film- can you talk about your experiences working on that scene?

Boris Kodjoe: It was a really tough scene to shoot; we had to go through six weeks of training to get ready before the Moscow stuff. There were guns everywhere, Uzis blowing things up, breaking zombie necks, getting crazy with chainsaws and one of the most insane car chases I’ve ever seen. It was SO much work for just one part of the movie, but it was worth it; I just saw it a few days ago and it blew me away. It was so badass.

Dread Central: Considering there have been rumors of a sixth and final film, can you talk about where you’d love to see Luther go in the future if you do get to come back? What’s left for Luther to fight for?

Boris Kodjoe: I think Luther is just an Alpha dog; he’s just a leader, he’s a fighter and he wants to survive. At the same token, he also wants to protect his friends; he’s very close to Alice so he will do anything it takes to protect her. Whatever it takes to survive, Luther’s just right in there, brawling. He’s just as confused as everyone else; he doesn’t know who’s who or what’s what so Luther just has to operate on instinct.

Dread Central: I know there are pre-existing storylines out there and everything, but taking into consideration the world of just these movies, what do you think it is about Alice that Luther gravitates towards?

Boris Kodjoe: I think it’s numerous things; I think it’s because she’s a lost soul and he can sense that about her. There’s also the fact that she is a hot, ass-kicking chick, too, and Luther is drawn to winners so there’s that. I mean, let’s be honest- it is a post-apocalyptic world and I’m one of few survivors. There are a few dudes around, and then there’s this hot chick so…yeah (laughs).

Dread Central: Since this is my last question, I just have to ask about Nurse 3D; I was speaking to Doug [Aarniokoski, the director] a few weeks ago for The Day

Boris Kodjoe: What did he say? (laughs)

Dread Central: He just started laughing, much like you just did (laughs).

Boris Kodjoe: Oh, that’s great! All I know is that it was crazy – it was really crazy – when we shot it, and I have less of an idea on how it’s going to turn out so we should just go with what Doug said because I probably know about as much as everyone else does (laughs). But I love that, and this movie will definitely deliver on what people have been hearing about it. It was definitely one of the most interesting projects I’ve ever been involved with- it’s going to be great (laughs). Oh man.

Written and directed by Paul Anderson, Resident Evil: Retribution stars Milla Jovovich, Boris Kodjoe, Li Bingbing, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Johann Urb, and Colin Salmon. Look for Resident Evil: Retribution in theatres NOW.

Synopsis
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

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Here’s Pancho Moler from Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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This entire week we’ve shared some killer updates from Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Devil’s Rejects sequel 3 From Hell. First, we got our first looks at Bill Moseley’s Otis, Sheri Moon Zombie’s Baby, and Sid Haig’s Captain Spaulding. Then we learned the film will be hitting in early 2019.

And today we have your first look at Pancho Moler’s character Sebastian from the film. Moler is an actor you may recognize as the Nazi midget from Zombie’s previous film 31.

Like all of the other first look images, this one comes to us from writer-director Rob Zombie’s Instagram account and you can check out the post below where he writes: “Another Three From Hell exclusive! It’s time to meet a new character. This is Sebastian played by @pmoler. How does he figure into the madness? Only time will tell. As they say “Free The Three”!

Again, you can check out the post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

The film is tentatively due in early 2019.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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NIGHTMARE CINEMA Snags Hard R Rating

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Later this year we will see the release of the new horror anthology Nightmare Cinema. The film comes ot us from directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues and stars Mickey Rourke as The Projectionist.

Today we have word via the MPAA that the horror anthology has been given an R rating for “horror violence/gore, grisly images, language, some sexuality, and brief nude images.” And all of that sounds like good times to me!

Are you excited about this new horror anthology? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Nightmare Cinema will premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

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A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, and Alejandro Brugues

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Blumhouse’s HALLOWEEN Official Site Live Now

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Like many of you out there, I’m really looking forward to Blumhouse’s upcoming direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween. That’s why I wanted to make sure you guys were aware that the film’s official website is now up and running.

At this time, the site doesn’t have much going for it. But it does have a “save to calendar” feature and I’m sure it’s a site we will be keeping track of over the next few months as some cool stuff is bound to pop up before the film’s release.

You can visit the official site right HERE.

After looking through 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!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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