Here at Dread Central we celebrate Halloween for the whole month of October, as do our friends at Monster-Mania. And how better than spending some quality time with the original Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, at not just one ... but two ... awesome events?
**UPDATE: The final numbers are in, and Paranormal Activity was under-estimated. It actually came in FOURTH with $7.9 million!** After this weekend Paranormal Activity can officially be upgraded from a cult hit in the making to a pop culture phenomenon getting ready to explode. Made for around $11,000 and currently playing on only 160 screens, Paranormal Activity came in fourth at the box office with a - HOLY CRAP! - take of $7,900,695. That is a gargantuan $49,000+ per screen average, more than likely a record for a film on that many screens.
This scribe is asking the horror community during this month – our month of months – to unite for a good cause: supporting local Los Angeles women battling breast cancer by giving a small donation.
This one slipped under the radar, as sometimes it is difficult to tell what is purely fantasy and what nosedives right into our creepy neck of the woods. With Castlevania: Lords of Shadow we've got a mask purported to return the dead to life, legions of bloodthirsty monsters, and a lead character who walks around with a mad on, just itching to turn anything he comes across into a smear of gore. Let's check the vitals...
We're already up to Episode 6 of Season 5 of Supernatural, entitled "I Believe the Children Are Our Future", and the first sneak peek video is available ... along with some pretty awesome guest casting news for Episode 10, set to air on November 19th.
It's only been on a few weeks, but we have to admit one of our newest guilty pleasures is The CW's "The Vampire Diaries", and the main reason is Ian Somerhalder's flamboyant portrayal of the oh-so-bad vamp brother Damon Salvatore. Which ensures that we'll be keeping tabs on his newly announced involvement in the "Gothic fairytale" Cradlewood.
If you ever turn off your iPod and listen to the radio, then you've no doubt heard Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me on the Equinox" single from The Twilight Saga: New Moon just about non-stop since it first debuted a few weeks ago. And now you can do more than just listen as the first music video for the song (and the film) has arrived online.
Who says the general public has no muscle? Horror fans? We're a rowdy and robust bunch. We like what we like and we aren't afraid to cause a ruckus to get what we want. That being said ... you wanted it? YOU GOT IT! Paranormal Activity is now poised to open wide!
We all know what close encounters of the third kind (thank you Spielberg) can be like, but what of the first, the second, and of course the fourth?
As we approach the October 23rd release date of Kevin Greutert's Saw VI, Lionsgate is pulling out all the stops in terms of promotion, including a nifty new game for fans to sink their teeth into. And break them off. And force feed them to someone as a means to prevent immediate death.
We all thought we were only a few months away from the February release of the Joss Whedon scripted slasher flick, Cabin in the Woods. Unfortunately MGM has other plans. Looks like we're gonna be shopping for a new horror valentine this year.
Though Adam Gierasch's redux of Night of the Demons (review here) has missed its originally proposed October release date, a new image of the sultry Shannon Elizabeth has surfaced in full non-demon Angela regalia to remind us of what we're missing!
Looking forward to MTV's latest horror offering My Super Psycho Sweet 16, but you just don't know if it'll be worth your time? Here's a promotional clip to help you decide!
This Tuesday Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell finally hits home video. Despite the flick's anemic box office returns, it was one of the best damned horror films of the year, and you now have NO EXCUSES not to should see it!
As if you needed another reason to invest in an iPhone, Universal and Geodelic have teamed up for a free Halloween Horror Nights application (it also works on Android devices).