Start your morning (or afternoon) off with a Q&A with the director of Blood Moon, Jeremy Wooding. Also: a new trailer from the horror video game Until Dawn and an update on the Blood Rage Blu-ray / DVD due out at the end of September.

Blood Moon: Press Release: "Los Angeles, August 4 - Referee the ultimate showdown between gunslinger and lycanthrope when acclaimed western-horror Blood Moon hits DVD and Digital September 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The old west howls when a town is overtaken by skinwalkers. Knowing they’ve got to combine forces if they want to survive the night, the passengers of a stagecoach unite with a heroic gunslinger and a couple of outlaws to battle the beastly enemy under the blood moon.

Only the second ever western to be filmed in the UK, the award-winning film stars The Woman in Black’s Shaun Dooley, George Blagden (TVs Vikings), Anna Skellern (The Descent II), and Corey Johnson (Captain Phillips). Jeremy Wooding directs from an Alan Wightman script.

A festival favorite (Blood Moon premiered at FrightFest and has since gone on to play in no less than another half-a-dozen high-profile film festivals), Blood Moon is both a unique twist on the werewolf film and a riveting update on the classic western."

"Why a horror western?

Jeremy Wooding: The script landed on my desk via producer Michael Vine. It was a gift of a genre mix, as I love westerns and horrors.

Was it ever vampires? Or always werewolves?

Jeremy Wooding: Always werewolves. That comes from the old Navajo legends that Alan Wightman, the screenwriter, wanted to draw on.

What was the last good werewolf movie, in your opinion?

Jeremy Wooding: Brothers of the Wolf, a French movie. It's a grungy but beautiful film that had a great take on the European folklore of werewolves.

Is a cowboy a match for a werewolf?

Jeremy Wooding: Always. If he's packing some silver bullets. If he isn't then he better be good with a shotgun and a pitchfork!

Why are we lucky Americans getting to see a British film first?

Jeremy Wooding: Maybe it's because the U.S. understands crazy werewolf westerns better than anyone else... Having said that, Blood Moon is out in the U.K. five weeks later."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).