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Scott Mann's The Tournament Opening Screamfest LA

The opening film for one of the Los Angeles area's most well respected horror film festivals, Screamfest LA 2009, has been announced; and it looks like the games are just about ready to begin ... or should I say tournaments?

Nevermore Extended AGAIN!

In some really cool and good news, the one-man stage show Nevermore (event report here) has been extended yet again in Los Angeles.

TIFF '09: Midnight Madness Day Four

The Toronto International Film Festival '09 is in full swing, and you'll be happy to know that Dread Central has partnered with the fine folks over at The Substream to bring you daily video coverage of the event that will feature news, interviews, and maybe even a couple of reviews here and there.

Knott's Halloween Haunt Trades Zombieland for The Stepfather

Although the locals still call it "Knott's Scary Farm", the official name for Knott's Berry Farm's annual Jekyll and Hyde transformation from family funzone by day to adult scarezone by night has become known as "Halloween Haunt", where your worst nightmares come to life... Unfortunately, however, one such nightmare -- running zombies -- apparently won't be coming to fruition.

First Footage from John Carpenter's The Ward

It's been around a decade since John Carpenter last got behind the camera for a big screen film. As huge Carpenter fans, we couldn't have been happier to learn about his latest endeavor, The Ward. Finally a bit of footage has been posted online, and we've got your road map for where to look.

True Blood Finds a King and Some Season 3 Teases

The finale of Season 2 of "True Blood" may have only aired last night, but don't think for a second that the creative minds behind the show are taking any sort of break. Creator Alan Ball recently revealed a few choice tidbits of what we can expect in Season 3 including some tasty casting news.

Win a Copy of Book of Blood on Blu-ray and a Poster

Want to get your hands on a copy of John Harrison's adaptation of the Clive Barker tale Book of Blood in all of its gory high definition goodness? Yes? How about we throw in a mini-poster, too, for good measure? Yep. Methinks we've got your attention.

Twilight Saga: New Moon's New Official Synopsis

Along with sending us over our very own copy of Trailer #3 for The Twilight Saga: New Moon to embed on the site, Summit Entertainment also provided a new, more detailed synopsis of the film.

Final Theatrical Trailer: Zombieland

The final theatrical trailer for Ruben Fleischer's upcoming zomcom Zombieland (review here) has just appeared online. In a nutshell, it's pretty much the red band trailer minus some of the goodies, but it's still fun. Love the digitally added bikini top on that one running dead chick!

DVD Releases: Sept 15, 2009: Dark Shadows Grace a Deadgirl's Misery of Fear Itself

A true bounty of goods await those who have a few extra dollars to spend on DVDs this week what with Grace, Deadgirl, and (can you believe it?) Phantasm II finally hitting the home market, An American Werewolf in London and Army of Darkness bowing on Blu-ray, and NBC's Fear Itself anthology series getting released in its entirety. And that's just the beginning!

Wicked New House of the Devil Poster and Contest

Want to see badass? Then get ready to dig on the latest poster for Ti West's The House of the Devil (review here. And while you're at it, there's a contest cooking that you can actually help us win to get you even more goodies! Think of it as payback for all the cool stuff we give ya anyway!

2nd Viral for Cloverfield 2?

Around three weeks ago we showed you what could very well have been the first viral video for Cloverfield 2. Fake or not, everyone was pretty much in agreement that it was pretty badass, if not a little too much on the nose. How would the second video fare? Find out now!

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Documentary on its Way

Rejoice, Elm Street fans, as something wicked this way comes. The director of His Name Was Jason is back with a whole new bag -- one that is striped red and green with four shiny metal claws tearing it wide open. Get ready to Never Sleep Again!

Double Dose of the Dead: Survival of the Dead and Zombieland Reviews

Now this is how we like kicking off the week! Two reviews to get fans of the living dead (both running and shambling) all feverish with anticipation. Things are looking sweet in the land of the dead, folks! Get ready for lots of carnage!

Exclusive: First Look at In a Spiral State DVD Box Art

Halo-8 Entertainment has unveiled the DVD box art for its upcoming film In a Spiral State, the metaphysical, psychedelic, drug-addled sci-fi/horror film directed by award-winning filmmaker Ramzi Abed. The film comes to DVD on September 29th and is now available for pre-order.