What I never understood about '80s pop culture was the focus on Freddy Krueger. Don't get me wrong; I love Nightmare, but there's just something really wrong about having footy pajamas featuring a child killer on them. In comparison, I don't think Jason Voorhees got the same kind of over-exposure he deserved. Until now...
The other night I finally got an opportunity to see Let The Right One In and it lived up to the hype. Now, while an artfully-crafted piece of sublime horror filmmaking is great and all, there's also something to be said for the horror films with no pretension, no subtlety, and no grace whatsoever when it comes to what they're selling. I'm talking about the films that are all about two things: blood and boobs, not necessarily in that order.
The most hyped game of the year, Gears of War 2 (Get it ... now!), is booting up in Xbox 360s all over this great nation, but are you the total fan? Do you have it all? Did you get the Lancer?
I know this isn’t really horror in the most traditional sense, but sometimes you see stuff out there that is just too weird to pass up. Today that bit of weird showed up in CNN’s SciFi Tech Blog...
Andrew just dropped a quartet of promo stills from Shinya Tsukamoto’s Nightmare Detective 2 in our laps, and we’re happily ready to share ‘em with you. They’re pretty damn freaky if you ask me, but anyone who’s seen the first Nightmare Detective shouldn’t be surprised. No word on when or how the sequel will be out in the States, but when we know, you’ll know!
The American Film Market rolls on, and we just got the new and highly improved poster for Brad Sykes sci-fi/horror indie epic Plaguers, which you can feast your eyes upon below. Here’s hoping the film does well and gets a sweet distro deal at the market; we’ll let you know when we hear more!
The pilot episode of 5 or Die (review), the new web series from Tom Holland, is now available for all to see via YouTube. 5 or Die centers around a mysterious, mangled killer who will appear in your room if you happen to watch his previous victim get killed on the Internet. The series will be hosted by Strike.TV soon!
With the impending release of The Zombie Diaries (review here) hitting DVD in a few days, co-dir
This Friday Roadside Attractions will release House in theaters across the country, and to help increase your awareness of it, they’ve provided Dread Central with an exclusive clip!
The wait is over, horror fans! The composer for Dario Argento’s next movie, Giallo, has finally been announced! You can rest easy tonight knowing that yes, Argento’s next film will have a score!
Coraline is a high-definition stop-motion animated feature – the first to be originally filmed in stereoscopic 3D – based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book. A young girl (Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better.
Not sure how we weren't aware of this web series before, but Kirill (official site) is pretty damn cool. Instead of ruining it for you with loads of words, check out the trailer and first two episodes of the web series inside...
Midway sent us two new video clips for their upcoming cross-over fighting game Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe (preorder). Oh the smack that will be talked and the bones that will be broken on November 16th!
Independently made zombie films are the scourge of our genre. The scourge, I tell ya. I would love to see a moratorium put on them for a period of no less than five years, just to force indies to do something different.
Though very few got up and shouted about the greatness of Black Water (DVD review) when it was released a few months back, the reviews were pretty even across the board, at least the ones I read.