I remember going to video stores when I was a kid and being fascinated by the horror VHS boxes. Some were cut and inserted into clamshells, while others went unsevered, poorly wrapped in plastic, splattered with stickers and stuffed with Styrofoam -- the true terror trash like The House that Dripped Blood (presented by Elvira) was hidden in big boxes. The art was lurid and a bit off in places (did the Trancers VHS illustration ever capture Tim Thomerson?). Names like Vestron, Wizard, Media, Medusa made up my childhood and scared me even before I fell under the spell of horror.
Considering that most of what’s come out of France lately has been so incredibly fucked in one way or another, the premise of the latest French horror flick has got me really weary – in a good way. Director Talal Selhami will helm The Carnival of Illusions, a story that promises to bring the creepy...
To be perfectly honest, I forgot that The Messengers existed. Sony sure as hell didn’t however, and to prove it, they’ve provided DVD Active with a first look at the upcoming prequel. Not much to say about this, but the cover art is kinda fun in a retro 80's sort of way. If I were thirteen again, I’d rent this in a heartbeat!
Those of you anxious to see how the live action adaptation of Blood: The Last Vampire is shaping up can get a good look at it today. The film's official site has generously posted the first five minutes of the flick, and while it’s still not enough to gauge the finished product, it’s piqued my curiosity.
When I find myself ecstatic over a modern-day genre film these days, it's usually of European descent. I don't mean to slight my fellow Americans, but we certainly haven't been leading the pack in quality horror lately.
We're still not sure exactly how "dark" Tim Burton's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland will be but thought both he and the story have enough fans that you guys would be interested in seeing some preliminary pictures from the set.
Horror hosts are, unfortunately, a staple belonging to the genre’s yesteryears. And while it looked like our beloved Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, was to be a curvaceous cap to decades of tradition, we’re getting word today that there still could be some life left in the occupation after all.
Screw your job or whatever else you have going on! Four seriously creepy new clips from Bruce McDonald's very different zombie movie, Pontypool, hit online today so take a few minutes and enjoy them.
I’m honestly not sure how I feel about the new Ghostbusters movie on the horizon. It’s great to hear that most of the original cast has agreed to come back for a reunion, but it’s all this talk of “new recruits” that’s got me more than a little nervous. I’m not so sure I want to spend the majority of a long-awaited third film with a “hip” new cast, although I suppose if it’s the only way we’re going to see these guys again, then what the hell …
If it wasn’t for Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror world might be a very different place. Known to many as the “Godfather of Gore,” his 1963 gorefest masterpiece Blood Feast changed the face of horror forever by giving audiences their first ever taste of bloodlust on the big screen.
The trailer for the new Australian horror/comedy I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer debuted online recently and we've got if for your close inspection!
Dread Central favorite Scout Taylor-Compton released another still from the upcoming Halloween 2 on her official MySpace Page this weekend, so of course we nabbed it and brought it here for ya! We're good like that!
Filmax International has released the second trailer for Daniel Benmayor's Spanish thriller Paintball, and guess what? It actually features some footage from the film. What a novel idea! Dig it!
A remake of the original movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the popular television series it spawned or any of aspect the "Buffyverse" that show developed and does not involve Joss Whedon in any capacity? Now Sarah Michelle Geller really does have a reason to look perpetually glower.
Man, it's been one hell of a ride thus far, and things are only getting bigger and crazier. As Dread Central approaches its three-year anniversary(!) out here on our own, we wanted to take a second to make you guys aware of some new faces you'll be seeing around these parts.