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Awfully Good Movies: Up, Up and Away (Video)

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Up, Up and Away (2000) Director: Robert Townsend          Cast: Robert Townsend, Michael J. Pagan, Sherman Hemsley With the Incredibles back to fight crime before dinnertime this weekend, Awfully Good Movies celebrates in honor of Incredibles 2 by showcasing a lesser-known superhero family comedy in the Disney library: Up, Up And Away, directed by and starring Robert Townsend! But even though this is the same... Read More...
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See No Evil 2 Starring WWE Superstar Kane Starts Shooting This Fall

See No Evil 2 Starring WWE Superstar Kane Starts Shooting This Fall
WWE Studios and Lionsgate announced today that production on See No Evil 2, the follow up to the duo's 2006 horror release, See No Evil, is scheduled to start in fall 2013. WWE Superstar Kane, a dominant force within the WWE, is set to reprise his lead role as reclusive madman Jacob Goodnight. Fanboy favorites and identical twin directors of horror, the Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia (American Mary), are set to helm the film. See No Evil 2 was penned by co-writers Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby.

See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution of
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See No Evil starring WWE star Kane gets a sequel

A sequel is on route for Kane starrer See No Evil with production set to start in fall 2013. According to Variety, WWE Studios is producing the sequel to the 2006 horror thriller alongside Lionsgate. Star wrestler Kane played a psychopath called Jacob Goodnight who goes on a killing spree in the film which made $19 million worldwide, and also included Christina Vidal, Samantha Noble, Luke Pegler Michael J. Pagan, Steven Vidler, Rachael Taylor, Ponny McNamee and Craig Horner. The film will be directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, ABCs of Death 2).
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for February 1, 2011

Brrrrr. St. Louis is getting hit with an ice storm and a snow storm. This morning I woke up to a Blizzard Warning, which has never happened in St. Louis during my lifespan – if ever. So, what a perfect opportunity to stay in, snuggle and watch some horror flicks! This week bring us Matt ReevesLet Me In, the remake of Let the Right One In. Also, Magnet Releasing releases the SXSW darling Monsters. There is some other releases that you will want to check out as well, so click on reader….click on.

All descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. Don’t forget that Dtb has bills to pay, so if you are thinking about purchasing any of these flicks on Amazon.com, please use the links provided. Also, if you want to sign up on Netflix to rent these films via DVD or their streaming capabilities,
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: February 1st - Hatchet the Monsters and Let Me In

Despite having only several titles released this week in our beloved genre, some of them are deemed very worthy of our hard-earned dollars.

While there were strong initial feelings about a Us remake of a damn near perfect foreign film, the end result is hauntingly accessible to fans of both the book as well as its film adaptation, Let the Right One In. How will you feel about it? Decide for yourself this week. Once you're done with your decision making, raise your Hatchets high and get ready to have a bloody good time because the movie they didn't want you to see is finally here! From there after slugging it out in the swamps of Louisiana, get ready to face off against extraterrestrials in Gareth Edwards' Monsters!

So, go forth and bring home these gems. You know how we feel about them.

Let Me In (Blu-ray Review)

Directed
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E-mail & text turns deadly in "Chain Letter - A collection of still images

From director Deon Taylor comes a new edge of your seat horror film- Chain Letter.

Nikki Reed (Twilight, New Moon) stars as Jessie, a high-school student addicted to her laptop and cell phone – to every mode of cyber-speech. But suddenly this communication turns from amusement to menace. She and six of her friends become the subjects of a chain letter that is much more than the usual combination of annoyance and guilt. Arriving through e-mail and text message, the letter carries a threat: that if it is not passed on, the party to blame faces an unexpected, horrible death.

Unstoppable and barely believable…this is a message that cannot be deleted. But to forward this message on would ensure the death of a friend – does one save or be saved? As time runs out, the lethal letter’s instructions become more challenging – it is up to the survivors to find
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Don't Break The Chain - Chain Letter arrives to DVD (Unrated) & Blu-Ray Feb. 1

“…will leave audiences wondering if modern technology is really as safe as we think it is…”

- Screenhead.com

“…devilishly unpredictable…”

- Newsblaze.com

Don’T Break The Chain Of Terror

Chain Letter

With “Twilight’s” Nikki Reed and “Saw’s” Betsy Russell

Opens on DVD, Unrated DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital Download - February 1, 2011

Electronic mail. Cell-phone texting. Unthinkable a generation ago, these technological marvels are considered by many as life-saving devices. But what if these contributions become an instrument of murder – when your death is announced in the subject line? On February 1, Image Entertainment releases Chain Letter – a story of a deadly communiqué carrying a message of murder, if the recipient dares to break the chain. Where the “e” in e-mail could mean “execution,” after a national theatrical release, Chain Letter will be available on DVD in separately-available rated and unrated versions for an Srp of $27.97, on Blu-ray™ for
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Deon Taylor's February 1st, 2011 DVD and Blu-Ray Release of Chain Letter is Terrorless?

Image Entertainment will be releasing Deon Taylor's repetitive horror flick Chain Letter on DVD and Blu-Ray February 1st. An unrated version of the film will also be made available for viewers, on this date. Back in February of this year, this reviewer predicted that this film would be a flop (here). To use the latest technological device as the main substance of your plot will start sounding your film's death knell. The reviews are proving this premonition true.

Respected reviewer Scott Weinberg at Fearnet.com says of Chain Letter: "thus [the beginning of Chain Letter] began the inception of one of the silliest, stupidest, and most overtly inept copycat horror flicks in recent memory." A review by Michael Gingold also brings tales of non-terror: "Chain Letter's negligible terror" (Fangoria). It seems even the distributor (Image) did not want to support the title, as the release will only host a trailer as a special feature.
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Chain Letter Gets Passed onto Home Video

Deon Taylor's fall offering Chain Letter got swallowed up by the pack of box office horror heavyweights so it was fairly easy to miss in theatres. That's okay, though, as Image Entertainment will be bringing the murderous little flick home to DVD and Blu-ray in a couple of months.

From the Press Release

Electronic mail. Cell-phone texting. Unthinkable a generation ago, these technological marvels are considered by many as life-saving devices. But what if these contributions become an instrument of murder – when your death is announced in the subject line? On February 1, Image Entertainment releases Chain Letter (review here) – a story of a deadly communiqué carrying a message of murder, if the recipient dares to break the chain. Where the “e” in e-mail could mean “execution,” after a national theatrical release, Chain Letter will be available on DVD in separately-available rated and unrated versions for an Srp of $27.97, on
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Deon Taylor's Chain Letter Comes Home To DVD/Blu-ray In February

Deon Taylor's Chain Letter didn't last long in the theaters at all, but it's coming home to DVD and Blu-ray in a couple of months via Image Entertainment and this is one you really need to check out! Street date is February 1st, 2011.

From the Press Release:

Electronic mail. Cell-phone texting. Unthinkable a generation ago, these technological marvels are considered by many as life-saving devices. But what if these contributions become an instrument of murder – when your death is announced in the subject line? On February 1, Image Entertainment releases a story of a deadly communiqué carrying a message of murder, if the recipient dares to break the chain. Where the “e” in e-mail could mean “execution,” after a national theatrical release, Chain Letter will be available on DVD in separately-available rated and unrated versions for an Srp of $27.97, on Blu-ray™ for an Srp of $29.97, as well as digital download.
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"Chain Letter" arrives on Feb. 1

Chain Letter, which was released to theaters earlier this month after a long delay by Image Entertainment, is poised to hit DVD Feb. 1. The film, which was a box office failure, after doing only a little over $200,000 on over 400 locations, stars Betsy Russell (Saw 3D), Noah Segan (Dead Girl), Michael J. Pagan (CSI: Miami), Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga) and Brad Dourif (Child's Play)

Special features are still unclear at this time as Image Entertainment hasn't issued a formal press release. It is also unclear if this will arrive on just DVD or both Blu-Ray and DVD or just Blu-Ray.

Six high school friends are bound together again by a sinister chain letter passing into their lives through e-mails and text messages. If the deadly letter isn’t passed on, the recipient faces a grisly, unexpected death – and nothing can stop it. As time runs out and the deadly letter’s rules become more challenging,
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First Details - Chain Letter Rattling Its Way Home

Did you miss Deon Taylor's Chain Letter (review here) during its theatrical run? No worries the first details for the flick's home video release have just rolled in and we have 'em for ya here!

According to High Def Digest Image Entertainment has revealed that Chain Letter is coming to Blu-ray on February 1st, 2011.

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter.
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Violent New Chain Letter Stills

Deon Taylor's Chain Letter (review here) is one of the four films that will be kicking some horror lovin' ass this weekend at the box office and we've got a bevy of new stills for you to get you in the spirit of things!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter seriously?
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Teaser # 2 for the upcoming horror film Chain Letter suggests you 'Pass It On'.

Deon Taylor's Chain Letter tells the story of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email. The film stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" Nikki Reed, Noah Segan, and genre vets Brad Dourif, Keith David, Betsy Russell, Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell.

This cool looking new style horror film resembles films like Saw and Hostel yet is original with it's own style. The film hits theaters in limited release on October 1st, going head to head with Hatchet II and Let Me In. Check out the newest teaser below courtesy of Dread Central which suggests you 'Pass It On'.

Synopsis:

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the
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Second Chain Letter Teaser Suggests You Pass it On .... Or Else!

Going head up with both Let Me In and Hatchet II on October 1st will be the Deon Taylor slasher flick, Chain Letter, and earlier the second teaser for it came our way via viral e-mail. Check it out and if you value your life ... pass it on!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter seriously?
See full article at Dread Central »

New Teaser Trailer - Deon Taylor's Chain Letter

With its limited release date rapidly approaching, yet another bit of promotional goodness has surfaced for Deon Taylor's upcoming slasher opus Chain Letter, and we've got the goods for you right here!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter seriously? Or that chain letters using the teens' favorite technologies to track them can kill?
See full article at Dread Central »

First Clip From Deon Taylor's Chain Letter

A short but Sweet-jesus clip for Deon Taylor's upcoming slasher opus has made its way online, and it has us more than psyched for the film's rapidly approaching debut!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter seriously? Or that chain letters using the teens' favorite technologies to track them can kill?
See full article at Dread Central »

Second Trailer for Deon Taylor's Chain Letter

Another look at director Deon Taylor's latest slasher flick, Chain Letter, has come our way and we've got every brutal second of it waiting for your horror loving eyes!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in their email accounts from a maniac who's hunting down teenagers who fail to forward his online chain letter. Who knew they should take the threats in the chain letter seriously? Or that chain letters using the teens' favorite technologies to track them can kill?
See full article at Dread Central »

Chain Letter (2010)

Directed by Deon Taylor

Written by Diana Erwin, Deon Taylor, and Michael Pagan

Featuring Nikki Reed, Michael J. Pagan, Noah Segan, Matt Cohen, Cody Kasch, Betsy Russell, Cherilyn Wilson, Brad Dourif, Keith David, Michael Bailey Smith

There is only one appropriate response to a chain letter. Delete. Then unleash your best arsenal of curses that you picked up in the Merchant Marines against the sender.

The same applies to Chain Letter, Deon Taylor’s upcoming horror film. I use the term “film” loosely. The editing and plotting have the choppy grace of a YouTube mashup. But Chain Letter runs 90 minutes long, compounding your suffering.

Rather than watch Chain Letter, you can have the same experience for far less money and agony. Go to the seediest Starbucks in Hollywood. Find the flailing hobo with suspicious stains on his trousers. He’s on the corner, ranting. Buy him a coffee and ask his screenplay idea.
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Chain Letter to be Delivered Late

It's been a long road to get Deon Taylor's Chain Letter released, and it has just gotten a bit longer. Instead of the previously proposed August release date, New Films International has just announced that the slasher flick has been moved to an unspecified date in October. You know, the month when horror movies usually come out!

Chain Letter stars Michael Bailey Smith as the "Chain Man" along with The Twilight Saga's Nikki Reed, Deadgirl's Noah Segan, and genre staples Brad Dourif, Keith David, and Betsy Russell. Matthew Cohen, Cody Kasch, Michael J. Pagan, Cherilyn Wilson, and Clifton Powell co-star in the flick, which tells the tale of a maniac who targets teens when they fail to forward chain email.

Check out the Chain Letter trailer below, and look for more on this one soon.

Synopsis

"Six friends receive a mysterious chain letter via text messaging and in
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