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New Paintball Poster

I’m not sure if this poster is better or worse than the one that was put out to the public before Paintball even started rolling. I would have to say they’re at about the same level of bad, actually.

Chucky Takes Manhattan

I’ve seen some weird shit in the few times I’ve been in Times Square, but man this takes the cake. As you can see from the image below, 20th Century Fox unleashed an army of Chuckys into the heart of Manhattan on Tuesday to promote the release of the Child’s Play: 20th Birthday Edition DVD (review). Instead they promoted normal, everyday citizens wetting themselves, cause these are just ... freaky.

Universal Helps Fund Park's Thirst

Now this is the kind of news I like to end the week with! Variety reports this morning that Universal and Focus Features have jumped on board Old Boy director Chan-Wook Park’s Thirst, his vampire film that’s currently in production, putting in money and adding themselves as co-producers on the film.

Finally! A Repo Trailer!

Finally Lionsgate has put together and gotten around to approving an official trailer for Darren Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera! I know you really want to check it out so I won’t bore you with jibba jabba.

Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft in Hardback

One of literary horror's best friends, IDW Publishing, has sent out the word that on October 1st novelist Joe Hill's seminal Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft is being released in hardback.

Full Roster for MK Vs. DC Announced!

Now I don't know about you, but I'm pretty anxious to set Batman on fire as Scorpion. The chaos that's likely to ensue as the Mortal Kombat Universe collides with the DC Universe is likely to be one for the ages!

Get Some Head on the Road to Hell!

In advance of the premiere of Road to Hell at Fantastic Fest on September 22nd (which we first told you about here), the filmmakers have sent us an exclusive look at one of the film's gorier scenes.

Exclusive: Best Buy to Get Bonus Jack Brooks Disc!

Word just came down to us from a trusted source that the forthcoming DVD of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, which hits October 7th, will be giving a little something extra to those of you who shop Best Buy...

Feast 2 Teaser Trailer!

It's been a week full of Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds news with no signs of slowing down! Director John Gulager dropped us a line today with the teaser trailer for the sequel. Check it out below, and don't forget to order your copy from EvilShop.

'Zine Review: Rue Morgue #82

Issue #82 September 2008

Plaguers Awarded, North American Premiere Set

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.

Spike's Scream 2008 Nominees Announced

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...

Boyle Working on 28 Months Later?

It’s nothing we’ve not heard before (most recently during Comic-Con); it’s just been a while since it was mentioned.

Sigmund & the Sea Monsters Invade Theaters

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.

In Memoriam

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