It’s hard to surprise people when putting together a list of the best slasher movies and, in the interest of doing so, I thought I’d exclude all the genre mainstays from the list. This list doesn’t necessarily represent the “ten best”, but rather some of the slasher subgenre’s more ‘overlooked’ offerings.
What is more frightening: the monster you can see, or the one you can't? Is it more frightening to see the beast, or to hear its breath as it rasps behind you, waiting to drag your soul to hell? Sit down in your favorite chair and hearken back to yesteryear.
So what are you guys doing for Halloween? If you're in Dallas, I suggest you swing by the Granado Yard Haunt, where I'll be helping entertain the masses.
This scribe and my bowling team - Dread Central’s ‘The Horror Starlets’ comprised of Carlee (Wicked Lake, the upcoming Alluvial) Baker, Heather (The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Alluvial) Snell, Brooke (iMurders) Lewis, and Tracy (Dark Woods) Coogan - took part in Tuesday night’s fifth annual non-profit Bowling for Boobies Los Angeles breast cancer event, and we wish to thank those in the horror community who so generously donated to this wonderful cause (see the list below).
Michael Weldon of "Psychotronic Magazine" praised this movie's awfulness to me almost 30 years ago, and I only caught up with it this week.
And a name change has officially occurred for the latest Eliza Dushku movie. The film formerly known as Valediction has changed its title to The New Flick with the Tough Chick Who's Not the Best Actress in the World In It. Kidding; we love Eliza. The film is now known as Locked In, and it's gotten itself a brand-spanking new trailer to go along with the snazzy new moniker.
We all love monster movies. Something about a cool-ass beast feasting upon the innocent or just plain unlucky really gets the blood pumping. Oh wait ... did I say Feast? Wait until you guys see this!
Horror comes in many forms: films, novels, music, video games ... even art. Here at Dread Central we do our best to keep you informed about all of them, and for those of you in and around New York City, you have a chance to experience Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni's solo exhibition of acrylic paintings entitled Untraceable Spaces.
Just as we suspected upon first learning that ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction had been acquired by After Dark Films, it was confirmed today that the "political zombedy" is the fifth film scheduled for Horrorfest 4, After Dark's one-week nationwide film festival (aka 8 Films to Die For) that's running from January 29nd to February 4th in 2010.
Just the other day we got ahold of the artwork and specs for the December 29th DVD and Blu-ray release of District 9 (see them here). But one item was missing from the story: The Blu-ray will include a playable demo of the PlayStation 3 game God of War III, which comes out in 2010.
Anthony Zuiker's Level 26: Dark Origins (review here) debuted this past September and represented the first true integration of a novel with a companion web series. And now, with the release of the Level 26 iPhone app and desktop movie through iTunes, we have an actual marriage of text and video in one seamless experience.
One flick that's high on the list of films Dread Central staffers are looking forward to is The Resident. Hammer Films, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Christopher Lee all add up to some serious genre cred, and we're pleased to present two exclusive new stills from the project as well as an updated synopsis.
In honor of Halloween, CBS Films has provided us three new photos from Beastly that show how the stars get their Samhain on in the movie. As they explain it, "Tricks are for kids, but we're all about treats here!"
The CW is pulling out all the stops to make sure fans don't forget about tonight's Halloween themed episode of The Vampire Diaries, entitled "Haunted", going so far as to provide two sneak peeks of the show.
If you poke around online long enough, you can find excerpts from Carrie - The Musical, a great idea just so terribly executed. Despite being pulled after five performances on Broadway, it looks like the musical version of Stephen King's novel is coming back to the stage with a song in its heart and, hopefully, some spring in its step.