DVD Releases: Dec. 8, 2009: Run Bitch Run from The Lights of the InAlienable Cyclops

It looks like Anchor Bay is wishing everyone a "Blu" Christmas as it releases a wide variety of films ranging from The Alphabet Killer to Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon to Walled In to Cyclops to Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer onto Blu-ray for the first time. Now that's a lot of cerulean!

Peter Jackson and Stanley Tucci Talk The Lovely Bones

Dread Central hit The Lovely Bones press conference in Beverly Hills, CA, where director Peter Jackson, along with the film’s stars Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan, Rose Mclver, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon and Rachel Weisz, talked up their cinematic incarnation of Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel.

Exclusive First Info: Jaume Balagueró Talks REC 3 - Will Return to Direct Third Film!

At a recent screening of Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza's demon infested sequel [REC]2 (review here), Dread Central was on hand to catch up with Balagueró and get the scoop on the next film in the franchise. Will he and Plaza be directing the third entry when it happens? HELL YES!

The Lovely Bones -- First Impressions

Delivering a screenplay of a novel with such scope and depth was undoubtedly a daunting task, and for the most part the scribes effectively communicated the emotional intricacies of Alice Sebold’s work (although fans of the book will find much of the third-act familial drama gone). This isn’t surprising, though, given the confines of page to screen time.

Watch Your Terminator: Salvation Blu-ray with McG via BD-Live

The next step in a totally immersive movie-watching experience is available now as owners of the new Terminator: Salvation Blu-ray are able to participate in the first-ever audio-enabled Live Community Screening (LCS) on Saturday, December 5th, 2009.

Birds Remake Director Martin Campbell Flies the Coop

In the case of Platinum Dunes' remake of Hitchcock's classic The Birds, you'd think that all the various delays, rewrites, etc., might have the producers reconsidering their plans; but no, it appears to be full steam ahead with the project despite the fact that it recently lost its director, Martin Campbell, to The Green Lantern redux.

Viz Reveals Artwork and Details of Monster Box Set 1 DVD Release

Looking for something to satisfy that anime-loving friend or relative on your holiday shopping list? On December 8th Viz Media is releasing Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Box Set 1 on DVD. Based on the acclaimed manga creator’s tense psychological masterpiece, Monster Box Set 1 features 3 DVDs (Episodes 1-15) and includes an exclusive digital booklet, which is a digitized version of the original Japanese booklet.

Look for D'Agostino to Erupt Sometime in 2010

Currently in post-production and eying a release date in 2010 is Hollywood Independents' upcoming D'Agostino, which promises that "Something volcanic is erupting at the caldera!"

Bring Gavin Castleton's Zombie Opera Home for the Holidays

Do you by chance have a highbrow friend or two on your holiday shopping list who equally love both horror and the finer arts? If so, you're in luck because the first zombie "popera", Home by Gavin Castleton, was recently brought to our attention, and now of course we're bringing it to yours.

Jane Austen's Emma Meets Her Match: Werewolves

Jane Austen's much beloved matchmaking character Emma Woodhouse has been portrayed by a wide variety of actresses including Alicia Silverstone, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Beckinsale, the latter of whom would probably fare best in the story's latest incarnation: Emma and the Werewolves.

CONTEST CLOSED! In the UK? Win a Copy of Silent Night, Deadly Night on DVD!

It’s competition time here at Dread Central for our beloved UK readers, and courtesy of the ultra-fine folks at Arrow Video and The Associates we have THREE copies of the brand new Silent Night, Deadly Night DVD to give away. Whether you’re in for some psycho-Santa entertainment yourself or are looking for that top shocking stocking filler this Christmas for the horror fan in your life, we’ve got just what you need.

The Toxic Avenger 5: Behold the Toxic Twins

We love mutant kids. Sure they're ugly and you wanna hide them in a chained up box, but they grow up to be badass movie monsters who kill with reckless abandon! Really? What's not to like? A promotional image from Troma's The Toxic Avenger Part 5 slipped online recently featuring two such kids who we are sure you will find ADORABLE!

Rare Edgar Allan Poe Book Sets New Auction Record

A new record has been set for American literature sold at auction, and it belongs to none other than the master of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Artwork for The Violent Kind

The Butcher Brothers have a bit of a spotty track record with genre fans. From pleasing the majority of us with The Hamiltons to savaging some good memories of ours with their insipid April Fool's Day remake, you just have to take their films with a grain of salt.

Top Ten High School Horror Movies: 1996 - Present

This past fall saw the debut of the supernatural horror/comedy Jennifer’s Body, and with the film's Blu-ray and DVD release being only a few weeks away (December 29th), I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at some of the most successful high school horror films that have been released over the past 10 to 15 years.