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AFM Wrap-Up! The Sights! The Sounds! The Scares!

Horror has always dominated the American Film Market and 2009 was no exception. And while there was a considerable shortage of titles this year, the overall quality was a huge step up from previous AFMs. I guess there’s something to be said for the lack of over-saturation.

Twilight Saga: New Moon on Track to Achieve #1 Spot in Advance Ticket Sales

Teams Edward and Jacob are seemingly about to overtake the fans of Harry Potter, Batman, and even Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader by claiming the #1 spot on Fandango's advance ticket sales list. They're currently in 4th place but steadily rising.

More Stephen King News: Under the Dome Heading to HBO; Cell Script Written

Oh, man, Stephen King fans are in heaven right now. Along with the release of his new novel Under the Dome (look for a review soon) has come the news that Dome is heading to HBO. In addition, we now know the tentative title of the eighth installment of King's Dark Tower series as well as getting an update on the status of an adaptation of Cell.

Clock Ticking for MGM; Logo and Library Heading to the Auction Block?

If the word coming out of Hollywood this evening is correct, we are about to lose a huge piece of cinematic history. MGM, which boasts one of the best known logos in the entertainment business and a library of some 4,000 films, could be placed on the auction block due to its massive $3.7 billion debt.

Dollhouse Cancelled; Whedon Responds

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following the show's rocky road since Day One, Fox TV has canceled Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse". But at least they're letting it run its course and will air all 13 of this season's episodes, enabling Whedon to give it a proper send-off.

Screenwriter Named as Fright Night Remake Inches Forward

If there's anything that can make the prospect of a Fright Night remake by DreamWorks more palatable, it's the name of the screenwriter who's been tapped for the redux - Marti Noxon. Ms. Noxon has been in the business of writing about vamps and how best to bring them down since 1997, when she started working on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" over the course of 23 episodes.

Dante Harper to Polish Script for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

It's been about six months since we first heard about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the brainchild of Dead Snow co-writer/director Tommy Wirkola under the auspices of Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount. Now finally the project has a writer to take Wirkola's idea and smooth it out a bit: Dante Harper.

Make a Date with Saw VII in 3D

I almost feel bad for Saw VI. The flick delivered on all counts; yet, it performed really badly at the box office. We can only hazard a guess that the damage done by the abysmal Part V left audiences so cold that the new film was something they weren't going to bank on this year. David Hackl, director of Part V, now has a date for redemption with his new flick Saw VII 3D.

New Stills from Exorcismus

Spanish production house Filmax previously announced it would be following up [REC] 2 with the Manuel Carballo-helmed Exorcismus, and today the first photos from the flick have appeared online.

New Posters / Stills for After Dark's Hidden

Two new posters and stills for the 2010 After Dark Horrorfest's Norwegian entry, Pål Øie's Hidden (or Skjult), were released today; and we have them for you cold and spooky.

Mill Creek Launches Scream Scenes on iTunes

Now that it's November, most people's thoughts have turned from Halloween to Thanksgiving, but thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, the scary season doesn’t have to end. The company has launched "Scream Scenes”, a fun and spooky application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Indie Filmmakers Channel That Coveted 80s Vibe

One thing greatly missing from modern genre filmmaking is kid-friendly horror. I’m not talking about PG-13 mall-horror, but films geared toward younger audiences that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. We had The Gate and The Monster Squad in the 80s. What do today’s kids have?

5FDP Release Audio Stream of Walk Away

As part of our ongoing effort to integrate more music news coverage into the site, we've just learned that 5FDP (Five Finger Death Punch) have released an audio stream for their new single "Walk Away." The song is featured on the band's sophomore album, War is the Answer.

Williamson Talks More Scream 4

The horror genre has undergone quite a few changes since Scream single-handedly rescued the genre from box office oblivion back in the mid 90s (I can’t believe it’s been over ten years already) so news of a fourth film has really piqued Dread Central’s curiosity. Will Scream 4 be in line with the gorier, nastier flicks that came after the self-referential trilogy, or can we expect some good-natured winking to accompany our slashing? We’ve got an answer for you.

Stephen King Promises Another Dark Tower Book

A big screen version of Stephen King's The Dark Tower may have just hit a roadblock (read that story here), but during last night's "Times Talks Live with Stephen King" to promote the author's latest novel Under the Dome, he revealed some pretty big news about a possible eighth book in the series.