Jackson Relishes His First Leading-Man Role In ‘Dread’ (2008)

Jackson Rathbone is drenched in blood from head to toe, and being dragged down a flight of cellar stairs. Somewhere, a million Twilighter hearts are weeping for the hunky young star of their favorite blockbuster. But somewhere else, horror maestro Clive Barker is smiling a wicked grin.

When MTV News recently visited the London set of “Dread,” based on a short story by the twisted mind behind “Hellraiser” and “Candyman,” things weren’t looking good for the 23-year-old actor who shot to stardom last month portraying earnest vampire Jasper Hale. But, as Jackson was eager to tell us, life has never been better.

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