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Take a Ride on Haunted Airplane

Do you dare gaze upon the trailer for a motion picture bold enough to use the title Haunted Airplane? Yes ... Haunted Airplane. Because I guess a more gimmicky title like Poltergeists on a Plane sounds a little too passe now.

Zone Film Gets Roby's Piecemeal

I’ve not heard of anyone involved with this project, but sometimes those are the best kinds of projects to focus on for a bit. THR got word this morning that Zone Film is developing a new movie called Piecemeal, working from a script by Jeff Welch.

They Live Remake Official

Aw, goddamnit. That was the first thought that passed through my head when I read the headline on THR this morning that John Carpenter’s classic alien conspiracy film, They Live, is going to be remade. Universal and Strike Entertainment are in negotiations with rights holder Les Moughs to acquire the film rights.

Hilary Swank Joins Hammer's The Resident

Hammer Films continues to prove that they’re done messing around with direct-to-online films and are ready to start working on serious movies today with the first casting for Antti J. Jokinen’s The Resident: Oscar winner Hilary Swank, according to Variety.

Grudge 3 Gets an R, First Stills!

You know, rarely do I get excited about sequels. I loved the Ju-on movies, but for whatever reason, even with creator Takashi Shimizu at the helm of the American remakes, they still felt kind of stale. With the upcoming release of Ghost House Pictures' The Grudge 3 from Sony, some interesting surprises have been popping up. The latest one? Gone is the PG-13 rating, and in its place the MPAA has granted this third U.S. entry an R rating, the first in the franchise's history.

First Look at Cover Art for Grimly's New Poe Collection

We recently got an update from one of the hardest working men in horror, Gris Grimly, as to what he's been up to, and two items definitely stood out. First is Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia, the long-awaited sequel to Grimly's 2004 Tales of Mystery and Madness.

15 Films in 5 Years for Dark Castle

Variety is reporting that Germany’s Studio Babelsberg has drawn up a five-year, fifteen-film production agreement with producer Joel Silver. The films will be produced under the banner of Dark Castle and are planned to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Anchor Bay Announces Alphabet Killer DVD Specs

Anchor Bay has announced the details of its upcoming DVD release of The Alphabet Killer, which is slated to hit shelves January 6th of 2009. This marks a mere one month wait after the film’s limited theatrical release, which is scheduled to begin in early December.

CW Sets Premiere Date for 13 - Fear is Real

Last summer when San Diego Comic-Con was in full swing, we reported on the new Sam Raimi-produced horror reality TV show called "13 - Fear is Real" …. and then promptly forgot all about it.

Final MBV 3D Poster Unveiled!

I've made no secret of the fact that one of my most anticipated films of early 2009 is Patrick Lussier's My Bloody Valentine 3D and no, it's not just because of Jensen Ackles' participation. Although it certainly doesn't hurt that we'll have a chance to see him stretch his wings a bit and portray a character other than Dean Winchester for a change.

Depp to Tackle Dante; Dark Shadows Still a Possibility

Johnny Depp is one busy guy these days! Along with playing the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland and committing to yet another Pirates film, according to Variety, his production company Infinitum Nihil has acquired screen rights to the Nick Tosches novel In the Hand of Dante.

More World War Z Details

The hope, screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski told MTV’s Movies Blog, is to start production on World War Z by the first of the year. That’s a pretty quick turnaround since he’s still polishing the script based on director Marc Forster’s notes.

IDW to Hold First Ever Public Sale

I know we have more than our fair share of comic and graphic novel fans here at Dread Central, and this news should be right up their alley. For the first time ever, IDW Publishing is holding a public sale at its San Diego headquarters this Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Knetter Stalks New Anthology

We just got a heads up from our favorite author of disgusting vulgarity (not to mention poetry), Joe Knetter, about yet another film project he’s managed to find his way into. How does he do it?

True Blood Season One Announced, Friday Season 2 Art

There’s no official art or specs for it yet, but you can already pre-order yourself a copy of “True Blood: The Complete First Season” on DVD. Remember the old days when we had to wait years for a series to show up on VHS? No, you probably don’t ... I’m dating myself a bit.