Saturday Nightmares: Madman (1982)

It’s no secret that the early 80s saw many fledgling filmmakers scrambling to become the next John Carpenter by capitalizing on the infamous slasher boom, and Madman’s genesis was certainly no different. And while it was one of four ‘campfire slashers’ made in 1981 (Friday the 13th, part 2, The Burning and The Final Terror being the others), it is perhaps the most distinct.

SCARE-RIFF-EYEING Vol. 3: Rudimentary Peni

Greetings, miscreants and malformations. Welcome back to SCARE-RIFF-EYEING: Musical Abominations Horror Fans Should Be Killing For and Dying Over. With this installment I plumb down, the furthest yet, into the depths of sonic darkness with legendary British anarchist deathrock punks RUDIMENTARY PENI.

New Horror/Suspense Novel from Brandon Ford: Pay Phone

Author Brandon Ford has released a new novel, entitled Pay Phone, and in a true sign of the times is about to embark on his third "viral" press tour.

Dark Horse to Release Dexter Limited Edition 7-Inch Bust

The filming of Season Five of Showtime's "Dexter" doesn't start up until June so it's going to be a bit of a wait before we get to reconnect with America's most lovable mass murderer. But thanks to Dark Horse Deluxe collectibles, a 7-inch version could be yours to bring home this summer.

First Look at Ashley Greene on the Set of The Apparition

Todd Lincoln's new spooker for Dark Castle, The Apparition, is now filming in Palmdale, CA, and the very first paparazzi on-set pictures of star Ashley Greene have found their way online.

Two Clips from This Week's Ugly Americans

Did you miss Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans" this week? If so, catch up with a couple of clips. If not, then relive the fun to be had with an inappropriate zombie sponsor and a supernatural trust exercise that goes terribly wrong.

Prom Night Goes REALLY Wrong For Kids in Reach

For most of us, other than the spooky ghost who came out of the well in the American Ring films, the only other unnerving bit of the flick was Naomi Watts' son's constant freakiness. Well, the actor who played the little weird kid, David Dorfman, is all grown up now (wow, does time fly), and he's already attending his prom. Of course murderous mayhem ensues.

Strap in for TH13TEEN, the UK's Ultimate Horror Roller Coaster!

The UK’s Alton Towers theme park has recently unveiled its latest adrenaline-pumping roller coaster in the form of the horror-themed TH13TEEN, and it looks to be a horror-loving thrill-seeker’s dream come true!

The WTF Friday Video of the Week

Horror comes in many shapes and sizes. Many colors and creeds. It can be found in the souls of men or women, or it can be placed upon display for random visitors to gawk at as they would a terrible clown car accident on the I-95 involving dwarfs and a gang of stampeding burros. The only thing we know for sure is that it is Friday, and it's time to go a little mad!

Casting News for Syfy's Haven

It was late 2009 when we last heard much about the Syfy series "Haven", based on the novella The Colorado Kid from author Stephen King, but today two names were added to the undoubtedly sure to be expanding cast.

Magnet Makes July REC 2 Theatrical Run OFFICIAL!

Now this is how we like to kick off our weekend! With some rock solid assurance that a flick we're dying to see will indeed by playing in theatres! There's nothing finer, we tell ya!

TV Spots and EPK: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

One thing that we here at Dread Central are so very proud of is how much talent we've unleashed into the genre. Case in point - DC alum Sean Clark and the new film which he's written entitled The Black Waters of Echo's Pond. Ready for some TV spots and a five-minute EPK?

2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Official US Artwork

The wait is nearly over to see Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, and we have a teaser peek at the official Blu-ray/DVD artwork to prove it!

Exclusive: Dread Central Visits the Set of Donner Pass

It's Saturday, March 13, 2010, when Dread arrives to the snowy set of director Elise Robertson's horror feature Donner Pass. Penned by Scott Adams and executive produced by Mouncey Ferguson, who financed the film, the independent feature tells the story of an unlucky group of teens who, while on a ski trip in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, encounter George Donner, an entity with a taste for human flesh, and unfortunately for the group, it's for their own.

The Vampire Diaries: Sneak Peeks of Episode 16 & a Cool Contest to Keep You Warm

Last night's episode of The Vampire Diaries was chock full of info and surprises (that one scene with the guy ... and the car ... wow!), so we're sure fans of the show are already looking ahead to next week. Read on for two clips, the trailer, and a full synopsis of Episode 16, "There Goes the Neighborhood", along with details on a pretty cool contest The CW has just started running.