Casting and Distribution Update on Tales of an Ancient Empire

Things have been quiet for the last couple of months regarding Tales of an Ancient Empire, but this weekend we got word from director Albert Pyun that not only is his cast expanding, but he's also close to sealing a deal on the film's North American distribution.

Fantastic Fest 09: Romero Discusses the Future of the Dead

Fantastic Fest's Saturday night screening of the American premiere of George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (review here) saw a packed house abuzz with anticipation about what the godfather of the zombie subgenre had come up with this time. As a bonus, we also received a little bit of information about what he might be coming up with next.

Paranormal Activity's Box Office Numbers and a Message from Oren Peli

Dread Central was present at two of Paranormal Activity's midnight screenings this past week -- in Austin at Fantasic Fest and in Boston (read our report here) -- and preliminary box office numbers indicate the enthusiastic crowd reactions we saw were mirrored at every other location where it played. In addition, Paramount reports that the film's website has been "bombarded" with over 200,000 requests for additional screenings.

Sony Shares Four Clips from Dark Country

Sony Pictures is releasing Thomas Jane's Dark Country onto DVD on October 6th, and to help build the anticipation, they've released four new clips from the suspenseful horror thriller. Jane makes his directorial debut on the film and co-stars with Lauren German (Hostel: Part II) and Ron Perlman.

Dread Central Hosts Paranormal Activity in Boston

The first woman in line waited 5 hours. Those who jumped in behind her stretched down the alley, across the back of The Coolidge Theater, round the corner and down the street past the theater again ... and then even farther on down the road!

Mezco's Zombie and Wolfman Mez-Itz

Mezco's back with two new Mez-Itz that no self-respecting horror collectibles fan can be without: The Wolfman and a new original Zombie!

Kickstart to Publish Palmiotti and Gray's Splatterman

Kickstart Productions, the company behind the Sam Mendes-directed Preacher adaptation, has teamed up with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray to publish their newest comic idea entitled Splatterman. This will be Kickstart’s second publishing endeavor with Palmiotti and just the first among many upcoming comic books that they will release under their Kickstart Comics Inc. banner over the next 18 months.

RIP Dick Durock

Without a doubt the hardest part of our job reporting on the latest horror news is when one of our own is taken from us. We're very sad to inform you that Dick Durock, best known for his role as the "Swamp Thing", passed away last week at his home in Oak Park, California, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Terror Tweets: NOTLD: Origins Casting News and Area 51 Update

Between the Paranormal Activity midnight screenings that took place last night and Dread Central's Fantastic Fest activities that are ongoing in Austin, TX, this weekend, we're stretched a little thin so thought we'd just cut to the chase with the latest developments on two projects that we're keeping a close eye on: Zebediah de Soto's 3D Night of the Living Dead: Origins and Oren Peli's Area 51. Most of the info on both came to us via Twitter.

The Dead Space: Extraction Launch Trailer

Yesterday we shared with you guys the Dead Space: Extraction "Horror Trailer", and today we got the official launch trailer for the game from Visceral Studio.

Twilight Saga: New Moon Dream Sequence Photo

As fans of the series are well aware, one downside to the upcoming The Twilight Saga: New Moon is that star-crossed lovers Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are separated most of the time. However, a recently revealed photo shows the type of fairy tale dream sequences Bella will be experiencing that bring her and the sparkly vamp together on-screen throughout the film.

Early Info on Non-Disclosure: Haunted

We recently heard from Sheri Lawrence, one of the members of Fenton Productions, LLC, about a new project she's involved with entitled Non-Disclosure: Haunted. The film is based on a true story from actual documented events about a divorced man and his son who rent a haunted house.

Another New Image from Saw VI

With the October 23rd release date of Saw VI moving closer and closer, Lionsgate is pulling out all the stops and has debuted yet another new still from the film.

Spike to Have its West Coast Premiere at Shriekfest 09

Filmmaker Robert Beaucage’s feature film Spike (which won "Best of the Fest" at 2008’s Edinburgh International Film Festival) is set to have its West Coast premiere on Saturday, October 3, at 3:30 pm as part of Shriekfest 2009.

Making the New Friday the 13th DVD's Truly Deluxe

In celebration of the reissues of Friday the 13th Parts 7 & 8, Dread Central was part of an exclusive roundtable luncheon with Part 7 director John Carl Buechler, actor Kane Hodder, special features producer Daniel Farrands, Jason Takes Manhattan actor Vincent Craig Dupree, and special features assistant Andrew Kasch.