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CONTEST CLOSED! Exclusive Early Look at the Chopper Season One Finale and Chance to Win Some Free Swag



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We’ve been talking about the web series Chopper for a while now, and to coincide with the final weekend of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (one of the show’s sponsors), we’ve been given an early look at the Season One finale (aka Slice 9) to share with our readers.

DILEMMA, a Los Angeles-based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, is releasing the ninth and final episode of Season 1 of its successful horror series Chopper as an exclusive with Dread Central for the entire weekend starting today, August 3rd. The first eight episodes and promotional videos for the series have already generated over 2 million branded views for presenting sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing this past year after the series’ producers began strategically rolling out content shortly after filming took place on location during Mayhem Festival 2011.

International fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) have been showcased alongside rising stars Tim Phillipps (The CW’s “The Secret Circle”), Victor Newmark (“Sons of Anarchy”), Ruth Pineda (“LA Ink”), Quinn Dahle (“Conan O’Brien”), and others throughout the series as past episodes have been unveiled via the Chopper YouTube Channel, where you can catch up on the previous eight episodes.

The series also features music and cameos from heavy metal legends Ministry and Machine Head as well as other rocking bands including Unearth, The Slow Forward, Lords of Ruin, Dismantled, Underoath, and Straight Line Stitch. Additionally, the band Attika7 – fronted by former Biohazard singer Evan Seinfeld – has numerous songs featured from their debut album Blood of My Enemies, which was also just released this past week.

Chopper is a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The series serves as a prequel storyline to the Chopper comic written by Martin Shapiro, which was released last Halloween by Asylum Press. DILEMMA’s principal J.C. Christofilis also served as writer, producer, and director on the series and worked closely with the Rockstar Mayhem Fest promoters to actually integrate the festival as a pivotal location in the storyline.

J.C. noted, “I have a genuine passion for horror and heavy metal, and my intent has always been to create an experience that truly merges the best of both these worlds with an innovative concept perfectly suited for story extensions via online, film, television, music, and gaming platforms. The combination of placing iconic Hollywood talent from the horror genre against the premier backdrop for world-class rock bands has resulted in a hardcore cocktail of gut-wrenching gore and ear-splitting tunes that fans are clearly excited about.”

The show’s producers tested various release patterns and witnessed social media traction as episodes for Season 1 were released in a staggered fashion to allow time for reshoots that infused Season 1 with more characters, more VFX, and more music after the success of initial episodes set the stage for expanded storylines. J.C. added, “Season 1 of the Chopper series has given birth to a fun, original fright icon that has the potential to become the next great horror franchise. We’re excited to bring fans the explosive end to our first batch of online backstories that will enhance the overall experience as Chopper’s legend continues to grow. And I personally want to thank my friends at Rockstar Mayhem Fest and Sullen for being bold enough to support such killer content here at the outset.”

Exclusive Early Look at the Chopper Season One Finale and Chance to Win Some Free Swag

In addition, several of the Chopper sponsors have put together a grab bag of swag that we’ll be passing out to some lucky winners who comment on and share the news about the finale via social media such as Facebook and/or Twitter. Just send us an EMAIL HERE (the address is, including your full name, mailing address, and a link to your remarks. These are just a few of the items you could win:

  • T-shirts and stickers from Sullen Clothing
  • The latest Ministry CD: Relapse
  • The latest Machine Head CD: Unto the Locust
  • The latest Unearth CD: Darkness in the Light
  • The debut CD from Attika7: Blood of My Enemies
  • Rockstar Energy Drinks

    Exclusive Early Look at the Chopper Season One Finale and Chance to Win Some Free Swag

    Stay up-to-date by keeping your eyes on the official Chopper website, the Chopper Facebook page, and the Chopper Twitter feed (@ChopperLives).

    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Start chopping in the comments section below!

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    The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest Kicks Off Today



    We know there are some pretty incredible artists out there among our readers, which is why we’re excited to let those talented individuals know about the new contest that’s kicking off today… It’s The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest, which runs through Friday, February 9th, and offers a pretty sweet prize to the winner.

    If your interests fall on the artistic side of the fence, read on for the details. In a nutshell, eligible participants may enter by creating a drawing, painting, photograph, design, or other artistic image (NO VIDEOS) inspired by the forthcoming Aviron Pictures release of The Strangers: Prey at Night and posting that artwork to one of the approved social media platforms for the contest. Before entering, be sure to click here for the Official Rules.

    Below you’ll find a sample of what they’re looking for. Contestants should check out the film’s poster, watch the trailer (below), and visit @TheStrangers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as the website for inspiration. Submissions must include the hashtag #STRANGERSFanArtContest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and his/her art will be included in an installation in Los Angeles that kicks off in early March.

    The winner will be announced on Friday, February 16th, with the installation unveiled the week of March 5th.  Again, the deadline for entering is February 9th.  Good luck!

    Art by j.dillustration on Instagram

    Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman. It arrives in theaters on March 9th.

    A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

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    Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein by Winning a Copy of the ‘Classics Reimagined’ Illustrated Novel



    This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and you can expect to see lots of products and events tied to the celebration. First out of the gate is Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein, which is heading our way on January 16th; and we have five (5) copies to give away to some lucky DC readers!

    With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein.

    To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Frankenstein Reimagined” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 17, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

    Don’t want to take your chances on winning?  Click here to pre-order a copy from Amazon!

    Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8-page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs and a stunning full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.

    The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an unknowing family, and the creature’s revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by David Plunkert’s mystical, layered interpretations.

    Plunkert is the principal and primary illustrator at Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm designs posters, covers, logos, brochures, and websites for publishers and corporations. His illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Weekly, among many others. His steampunkish illustration and collage style give his characters a spooky, surrealistic quality. To see more of David’s work, visit

    The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

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    Win a Copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD!



    Time to give away some spooky for the holidays! That’s right, kids! Right now we have your chance to score a copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD.

    To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “The Houses October Built 2” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

    This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 2nd. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

    The Houses October Built 2 is once again directed by Bobby Roe from a script by Roe and Zack Andrews and stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe, and Jeff Larson.

    Look for the flick online and in stores January 2, 2018.

    Special Features:

    • Deleted scenes
    • Uncut projection scene
    • Portrait of a Scare Actor 2
    • “Halloween Spooks” music video

    Penned by Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe, the new pic picks up the five haunted house enthusiast friends still trying to recover from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton — a group who takes “extreme haunt” to another level. They decide to face their fears in order to move on and go back out on the road to find more haunted houses, but signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again.

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