Director Brad Sykes dropped us a line this week with the good news that his latest film, the Steve Railsback-starrer Plaguers, was a rousing success during its premiere at Spain’s recent Estepona Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, taking home a Silver Unicorn Award for Best Screenplay.
How is it that we got a whopping one year out of the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards being a live event, but Spike TV’s Scream show keeps on trucking? I’m sure it comes down to a question of cash, but man it’d be nice to have a strictly horror-centric awards show again...
It’s nothing we’ve not heard before (most recently during Comic-Con); it’s just been a while since it was mentioned.
And the world has become just a little less magical ... Variety reports that Universal has sealed the deal on yet another film adaptation of a Sid & Marty Kroft production from the 70’s, “Sigmund & the Sea Monsters”. Already a $100 million Land of the Lost movie has been made and an H.R. Puffnstuff film is in pre-production.
At this time we here at Dread Central would like to take a moment to reflect on and honor the memories of our friends and family who were lost to us several years ago. "And wherever you've gone, and wherever we might go It don't seem fair, today just disappeared Your light's reflected now Reflected from afar We were but stones, your light made us stars" -- Eddie Vedder, "Light Years" God bless. - The Dread Central Family
We told you a few weeks ago about Joss Whedon's plan to film a new pilot for his upcoming TV show "Dollhouse" and then air the old one as the second episode, which seemed a bit strange in and of itself.
Far from it, actually! We got word from our friends at Quiet Earth that David Sasich's ambitious TV show "Lifeless" (official site) is still alive and kicking!
Anyone who has seen Wrong Turn 2 or Hatchet is very familiar with the names Joe Lynch and Adam Green. Part of what makes these two young filmmakers so credible within the horror genre is that first and foremost they are fans. They live it. They breathe it. They're two of our own. When the two of them get together, good things happen. Good and pretty damned funny!
I may not be the biggest fan of Tim Burton, but the thought of his style used to populate Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland does tickle my interest. Regardless of my opinion of the filmmaker, the news that came down today about Alice in Wonderland's recent cast made this a must see.
I must confess that I've never seen the original 1983 House on Sorority Row so I cannot fully feign contempt for the remake soon going into production other than my usual ongoing annoyance with Hollywood's war on originality. Things are shaping up for the remake with the announcement that Step Up 2 The Streets hotty Briana Evigan has signed on to play the lead.
During the recent Monster Mania convention, when we gave you guys the first look at Craig Singer’s Perkins’ 14, we started hearing that former Misfits frontman Michale Graves’ role in the film wasn’t just a glorified cameo like we had assumed, but actually a real acting part.
All right, a werewolf story! No one told me Timo Rose’s follow-up to Barricade was a freakin’ werewolf story! It’s called Beast, and today a source close to its production sent us a look at the film’s poster and some behind-the-scenes shots from the set, which you can feast upon below!
All right, you uncultured fiends, bust out your Playbills and clove cigarettes. Dread Central is taking you to the opera!
There have been rumors about a new Candyman movie, be it remake or sequel, since the last film crawled its way to home video almost 10 years ago. Most recently a remake has been the talk of the town, with one theory being that Sony wanted to make Candyman a white boy, as insane and missing-the-point as that idea would be.