Final Call for Entries for Toronto After Dark

Interested in getting your short or feature in as part of the 2009 Toronto After Dark Film Festival? Well, get on it! The organization is having their final call for entries this coming Friday, and anyone missing it just might have to wait until 2010.

Lots of Horror Going Blu on September 8th!

Every year there's at least one day on which a bunch of horror classics all come out of the woodwork. For Blu-ray owners that day is September 8th, 2009, as Warner Bros unleashes Snakes on a Plane, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake), Freddy Vs. Jason and even the classic King/Romero collaboration Creepshow into the high definition arena!

Fango NY Weekend of Horrors Looking Insane!

Ah yes, East Coasters! We in the West don't have a lock on all the horror having fun! You're about to get your turn once the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors rolls into NYC on June 5th to the 7th!

UPDATE: New Drag Me to Hell Clips

It's indisputable how quickly Twitter has changed the face of journalism. News outlets, studios, etc., can now relay information in a matter of seconds to thousands upon thousands of people. Which is exactly what Universal Pictures has just done via its most recent "tweet" that an exclusive new Drag Me to Hell clip is available.

Shhh! It's a Secret!

The Movie Reporter, IESB.net, unearthed this interesting nugget – Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Dark Horse Comics’ The Secret under the exclusive three-year partnership the two companies entered into in early 2008.

Sample the Goodness of Wolfenstein's Particle Cannon

Ask gamers what their favorite part of a shooter is, and I'm pretty sure the answer will be firepower. Sheer, melt your friggin' face off firepower. A new clip surfaced recently for Activision's upcoming horror shooter Wolfenstein that demonstrates the goodness of one of the game's weapons -- the friendly neighborhood particle cannon! Oh. Hell. Yeah.

Prototype Opening Cinema

The opening video for the upcoming Activision game Prototype has surfaced online, and it's looking all sorts of splattery good! Yessir, there's nothing like a little post-apocalyptic mayhem to bring a big smile to your face!

Belle Gunness to Paint the Silver Screen Red

Never mind Freddy, Jason, and Michael. The story of Belle Gunness is the stuff of real nightmares. Way back at the turn of the 20th Century, she went on a rampage and a half, and to this very day old Belle's known as one of the most prolific female serial killers of all time. Now that, folks, is what we call perfect horror movie fodder!

First Stills: Dream Home

How far would you go to keep your dream home? That's the question director Pang Ho-Cheung will ask of audiences when his new movie Dream Home comes out later this year. Judging by the stills this film's main character is willing to go pretty damned far!

Rick Trembles Unleashes Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2

Whether you're a long-time reader of Dread Central or a brand new one, one feature we have around here that's an all-time favorite is without question Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory (archive here). The first print collection of Rick's unique brand of film critiquing madness has been available for sale for some time now, and Volume 2 is just around the corner!

Hard-Boiled Horror Tales: The Hit Got Hairy Part VIII

Time for another installment of Doug Slack's horror anthology serial Hard-Boiled Horror Tales! Dread Central is proud to present "The Hit Got Hairy" Part VIII.

New Stills: True Blood Season 2

Step right up, kids! We got a gaggle of new stills from HBO's epic vampire series "True Blood" for you to sink those incisors straight into. Make sure you wipe your mouth when you're done. We wouldn't want you to waste!

Extreme Paranormal Haunts A&E

Who doesn't love shows about the things that go bump in the night? What? No, we're not talking about the Playboy channel, you friggin' pervs! We're talkin' about the new sliver of paranormal shivers coming to us courtesy of A&E Network -- "Extreme Paranormal"!

Strangest. Clip. Ever. Big Man Japan

We've seen a lot of stuff over the years. Some bad. Some good. And the rest? They just defy rational explanation. This, my friends, is one of the really strange times when we're at a loss for words. One look at this clip for Big Man Japan (review here), and I think you will be too.

Smokin' Hot One-Sheet: Blood: The Last Vampire

Anticipation is growing high for Chris Nahon's live action adaptation of the manga hit Blood: The Last Vampire, and rightly so. The movie looks pretty damned cool! Every cool lookin' movie should have an equally as badass poster, and this latest one is just that!