You know the old adage the early bird gets the worm? Well, what if that worm were writhing on a mangled corpse just seconds before a raven swooped down for the kill? Ah, the luxuries of being early! Speaking of which…
We are giving away two pairs of tickets for an exclusive screening of The Raven a full two days before it’s released nationwide. Even better? You’ll be able to dig it in the ever so historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery on April 25th!
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND E-MAIL ADDRESS. Winners will be notified by the 24th, and you must be able to provide your own transportation to the location, which is 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Look for James McTeigue’s The Raven starring John Cusack, Luke Evans and Brendan Gleeson on April 27th, 2012.
The Raven begins with Poe arriving in Baltimore as a serial killer is terrorizing the city, using the writer’s stories as the inspiration for his crimes. Poe is a suspect at first, but he eventually joins forces with a police inspector to solve the crimes and save the woman he loves.
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late.
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Contest: Get Killed By Jason in Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle!
Have you ever thought to yourself that you’d be over the moon if you could get killed off by Jason Voorhees? Of course I’m not talking about real life but rather you’d get to play a victim of the infamous Camp Crystal Lake slasher? Well, we know just how incredible that would be, so we want to make that dream turn into a reality for one lucky winner!
We’ve teamed up with Blue Wizard Digital to give one reader the chance to connect with the studio, send over some pictures, and get yourself turned into a digital avatar that will live in the world of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle! There, you will be one of the characters that may very well meet an untimely and suitably gruesome (yet probably hilarious) end!
To see what this might look like for you, check out our own Uncle Creepy, who was turned into an avatar in the game! Then, come on back here, head down below, and fill out the form to enter!
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is on track to be released as a free mobile game in early 2018. There are rumblings that it may even come to consoles, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
For more information, go to the official Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle website.
Contest: Win One of 5 DVD Copies of The Elf
‘Tis the season to get slaughtered!
Already out on VOD and coming to DVD on December 12 is Uncork’d Entertainment’s The Elf (review). Since we are always in the giving spirit during the holiday season, we want to gift five of you lucky readers each one copy of the film and entering couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is fill out the form below and that’s it! All the rules and restrictions can be found there, so be sure to read them to make sure you know what you’re getting into and to make sure you qualify.
Directed by Justin Price and starring Natassia Halabi and Les Best, The Elf follows a man whose past involves a tragic and terrible murder. Now that he’s all grown up, he’s inherited an old toy store that is packed with wondrous and delightful oddities. However, one toy seems a bit too sinister for his liking and he finds out that this strange elf is actually an evil channel by which those who are deemed naughty by Christmas must pay the ultimate price… It’s up to this man to stop the creature once its killing spree begins!
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from The Ren Faire at the End of the World
Earlier this month we provided you with the first look at the cover art for Josef Matulich’s The Ren Faire at the End of the World, Book #3 in his Arcanum Faire horror-comedy trilogy about sex, magick, and power tools. Now, as promised, we’re back with an exclusive excerpt from the new novel along with a chance for you to win a copy!
The Ren Faire at the End of the World serves as the sequel to both Camp Arcanum and Power Tools in the Sacred Grove. It’s available on Kindle now and arrives in trade paperback courtesy of Post Mortem Press tomorrow (November 28th).
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “The Ren Faire at the End of the World” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on December 4, 2017. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Now, ready to check out the excerpt? CLICK HERE to download the PDF, and enjoy!
The time of sex, magick, and power tools is coming to an end. In spite of the worst legal, economic, and metaphysical efforts of Jeremiah Stone and his surviving family, it is almost opening day at Arcanum Faire. Marc Sindri wields his shovel and noumena against all comers as the witch Brenwyn explores the concept of non-accidental sex magick.
Construction workers, witches, and minions on all sides deal with all the most fearful things in Arcanum, Ohio: reanimated road-kill, raging queens, pike-wielding re-enactors, meat puppets, a Wiccan non-witch, and Eleazar’s terrifying encounter with monogamy.
And there’s always the question of the second anvil.
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