While everyone knows Austin as the "Live Music Capital of the World" and for its SXSW festival, few people know this: Just down the road in San Antonio, independent film is BIG, and there are indie filmmakers everywhere putting out quality entertainment for those who know where to look. This past weekend, August 27-30, the second annual Horrific Film Fest showcased a lot of that talent and allowed some of those filmmakers to meet a few horror movie icons and learn a few things from them as well.
Greenbriar, West Virginia - In the courtroom, a man sits accused of murder. The victim's mother takes the stand and proclaims his guilt. Her only evidence can neither sit on a table nor can it take the stand. She's speaking for the deceased. In fact, her daughter's ghost told her he did it. The man protests, but to no avail. The ghost is proven right, and he spends the rest of his natural life in jail. What happens afterward is anyone's guess.
Sometimes around the Dread Central offices insomnia (or is it paranoia?) will kick in, and before you know it, we start working on crazy yet strangely amusing stuff.
And so it begins! In celebration of the release of 9 on 9/9/09, Dread Central is proud to be giving away one copy of The Book of 9 every day until the film's release ... STARTING NOW!
Perhaps at some point in your life you've spent $20 in a strip club. If so, can you spare another $20 for a woman battling breast cancer? You know you can!
We've done a couple of stories about director Teresa Fahs' upcoming indie effort Haunting Kira over the past couple of months, and now finally there's something to show you! The little flick that promises to bring back the gore and put the PG-13 bullshit to bed has gotten its own website!
Back in June we told you that Teen Wolf was the latest title added to the Hollywood remake-palooza. Turns out the Michael J. Fox-less rehash isn't headed for the big screen after all. That's because MTV has just ordered a pilot for a new "Teen Wolf" television series. Don't expect any basketball playing werewolf shenanigans in this one, though. It seems evident that MTV is more interested in courting the Twilight crowd.
Way back in February (where has this year gone?) we told you about a little film called House of Fears. Hell, we even showed you the trailer. Then it just disappeared. Until now.
The buzz on Stewart Hendler's Sorority Row remake has been pretty damned positive thus far, and we couldn't be happier to report that! A slasher film that doesn't suck? Could it be?!? Let's keep our fingers crossed. In the interim ... NEW STILLS! YAY!
We usually don't report on rumors because they often have a nasty habit of ending up being debunked, but it's hard not to see the logic in this tasty tidbit that has come across our desks.
Some big casting news came out of Darren Bousman's camp for his upcoming remake of Mother's Day, including who will be filling Mama and Ike's blood-soaked shoes.
From Eric S. Brown, the zombie king, comes a new title that should be very welcome to fans of the new crop of World War II zombie films (Dead Snow) and stories ("The Wandering Unholy" by Victor Salva in the new Dark Delicacies): World War of the Dead.
Starting tomorrow we're gonna have nine chances for you to win something totally nifty and collectible - The Book of 9! What's that, you ask? Brother, do we have a contest brewing for you!
Several indie flicks can be found on this week's release list along with some reissues like a Blacula/Scream Blacula Scream twin-pack, a couple of TCM four-packs, and a bizarre Blu-ray "Thrillers" collection that teams The Invisible with Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, Signs, and Unbreakable. But without a doubt the pick of the week is "Supernatural" Season Four (review coming soon).
“Resistance is futile” this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual Scream, the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17, at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Scream 2009 celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons, and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive world premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010.