EDITOR'S NOTE: We're always on the lookout for good new writers here at Dread Central, and with the addition of MattFini we hit pay dirt! Matt's not only one of our best and brightest, but he's also as opinionated as they come. You're almost always guaranteed to be either infuriated or amused at his musings. Each day this week he'll be posting his own Halloween Top 10 lists. Agree? Disagree? Laugh! Cry! Sound off inside!
If only they all could be this damned good! Steady yourself, dear reader. Steel your nerves, lock your doors, pull your shades, and turn on all the lights! Nothing can prepare you for the horrors of Richard Gale's The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon!
On Sunday, October 25th, the ninth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards were held at Level 3 at the Hollywood & Highland Complex in Hollywood.
Fitting that this film be announced during Breast Cancer Awareness Month because if there is one man who is keenly aware of breasts, it would be Jim Wynorski. Having given us such horror-inspired softcore sex spoofs as The Witches of Breastwick, The Bare Wench Project, The Breastford Wives, and Cleavagefield, Wynorski is now setting his sights on a current horror hit with Para-Knockers Activity.
Allow me to bust out the old adage “you can’t polish a turd”. Or can you? You could add six hours of footage to Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, and it would still be 2009’s most unwatchable movie, but hey, that's just my opinion. And yes, I say this as a man who endured the Syfy remake of Children of the Corn this weekend.
One of the many cool things about Paranormal Activity's success is that the supernatural subgenre is roaring back in a big way. I’m sure every major studio in Hollywood is looking through their scripts to find comparable material. Overseas the doors are opening as well with one such flick, The Possession of David O'Reilly, well under way!
We told you about Dexter: Early Cuts, which is a twelve-part animated series told in four, one to two-minute installments, just a couple of weeks back; and now you can dig on the first two parts of Installment One right now!
The Dread Central crew were in attendance at the recent Spike TV Scream Awards reporting on the events as they happened, and to get you geared up for watching the show tomorrow night, October 27th, Spike has released a few more highlights!
Trent Haaga, writer of recent cult film success Deadgirl, just announced his directorial debut with the independent thriller Chop. Chop, a revenge thriller with a comedic edge in the tradition of Fargo and Oldboy, centers on a seemingly innocent young couple forced by a psychotic stranger to confront their duplicitous past.
Finally a vampire film with teeth is getting some play instead of the bushy-eyebrowed tweener properties that have been getting all the love. A couple of new stills from Lionsgate's latest vampire opus Daybreakers have made their way online, and we have the goods for ya!
Now here's something we just don't have enough of: Vampires! I know ... truth be told, we're all about to o.d. on bloodsucker tales, but here's one that you should keep an eye out for: Vertigo Comics' American Vampire from writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King and artist Rafael Albuquerque.
October 27th is shaping up to be one of the best Tuesdays of the year for DVD and Blu-ray aficionados what with the release of Night of the Creeps, Orphan, Fear(s) of the Dark, and The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie). Throw in over-the-top cult favorite in the making Black Devil Doll, and your shopping cart is already pretty full.
Updates on three different projects have come in over the weekend via Twitter, and rather than do separate stories on each, we've got them all right here ... down & dirty, quick & easy ... just how we know you like it!
While it's true that in most cases people root for the underdog, it's still a bit hard to believe how dramatically Paranormal Activity toppled reigning October box office champ Saw's sixth installment. But numbers don't lie, and although Saw VI is considered by many (including yours truly) to be the best entry in the series in quite some time, it still wasn't enough to stop the little juggernaut that could, Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity.
What with various clips and promos scattered among iTunes, Fandango, Yahoo, and the TV gossip shows, the powers-that-be who dole out the goods for Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: New Moon have been working overtime this past week. To close things out with a bang, they've released a second TV commercial and a brief clip of Bella and Edward discussing her birthday.