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Monster Movies Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Marathon Webcast

Happy Birthday, monster movies! An unprecedented birthday party is planned over at the newly launched 100YearsofMonsterMovies.com website for the monster movie genre, which turns 100 years old this month. Beginning Friday, March 26, at 5PM EDT, the “100 Years of Monster Movies” campaign kicks off with a nonstop webcast of monster movies from classics like Night of the Living Dead and The Wasp Woman to modern gorefests like Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon and Bacterium.

Monsterpalooza Details; Show-Runner Eliot Brodsky Speaks

With the second annual and highly anticipated horror convention Monsterpalooza – The Art of Monsters returning Friday, April 9–11, 2010, to The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, CA (get your tickets here now, and how could you not, when they’re only $20 a day?), Dread caught up with the con’s creator, Eliot Brodsky, to talk about the F/X and monster-heavy event.

Best Worst Movie Gets a New Trailer and Limited Theatrical Release!

Are you a fan of Troll 2? It's okay. You can admit it! There are lots of us out there! So much so that a documentary has been made focusing on the fans, the film, and the spectacle that the little flick has turned into! Now that it has found distro though Area23A, you're gonna get your chance to join in on the heartwarmingly silly event that is Best Worst Movie at hopefully a theatre near you!

Event Report: Screamfest LA Mixer in Hollywood, CA

This scribe co-hosted last night’s Screamfest LA ‘Night of Mayhem’ mixer at the hipster hangout Kung Pao Kitty in Hollywood, CA, and brought back a slew of photos as well as release info and word on a couple of flicks you may be interested in.

New Convention Coming in May: Los Angeles Rock'n Comic-Con

Wish you could check out the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con but can't spare the time and money for a trip to San Diego? This Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2010, be a part of "Ground Zero" at the first annual L.A. Rock'n Comic-Con held at the Pasadena Convention Center & Civic Auditorium.

In LA? Check Out the Next Screamfest Night of Mayhem

In a continuation of its support of horror filmmakers and on the heels of the absolute success that was last month’s Bloody Valentine event, Screamfest LA’s throwing a FREE 'Night of Mayhem' mixer Thursday, March 18 in Hollywood, CA, at Kung Pao Kitty (6445 Hollywood Blvd. at Wilcox) starting at 7:00 pm until close.

Want to Make a Horror Movie? Attend the Horror Film Boot Camp!

Are you serious about wanting to write, direct, or produce a horror film but are having trouble putting your project together? Do you feel close to getting a horror film project going but are held back by gaps in your knowledge, skills, and connections? Then the Horror Film Boot Camp could be your ticket to success!

Kane Hodder Waiting For Us Tonight at Exit 33 in Michigan

Here at Dread Central we love us some Kane Hodder. Especially when he's busy doing what he loves and does best -- scaring the shit out of us! Good news if you're in the Novi, Michigan area: His new flick Exit 33 is premiering there ... TONIGHT! Read on for a trailer and more info!

Monster Mania 14 Swag Report

Monster-Mania stretches its tentacled appendages across the great state of New Jersey once again this coming weekend, converting man, woman, and child alike to the service of HORROR!!

Horror at the Oscars 3: The Spawning

After the Academy’s attempt at honoring genre during the live show, we saw a real tribute to horror by someone who is truly one of our own. Bob Murawski thanked Sam Raimi for giving him his “first cutting job” in Army of Darkness. His Best Editing award for Hurt Locker was shared by his partner Chris Innis, whom he met on the Raimi produced TV show “American Gothic.”

Horror at the Oscars Part 2: This Time It's Personal

Horror fanatics are still buzzing like chainsaws over the Academy Awards’ genre montage. Anywhere there could be a conversation about it online, there was one. Many were upset over the Twilight ‘tweens’ participation, as if their mere presence sent a message about the state of scary in Hollyweird, USA.

More Details on Universal's New 3D King Kong Ride

Universal promises -- He’s never been this real. “Kong, The Eighth Wonder of the World” is set to rise from the ashes to astound studio tour guests this summer as the King Kong 360 3D Attraction is coming to Universal Studios, and we've got the first details!

Horror at the Oscars Part 1: The Quickening

It’s that time of year again, kids. Dread Central’s 2010 Horror at the Oscars coverage. Horror was indeed present this year and in black-tie. While Roger Corman and Lauren Bacall were honored a few months back at the Governor’s Award Ceremony, it was an unexpected delight to see Corman, recipient of the lifetime achievement Oscar, enjoy a standing ovation on national television.

Creation's Weekend of Horrors Promises You'll Never Sleep Again!

Hopefully you've all been following along with the progress of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, a retrospective on the 25-year history of the horror epic A Nightmare on Elm Street. And if you're planning to attend Creation's Weekend of Horror in Los Angeles, CA, this May 21-23, you'll be able to hear all the latest straight from the filmmakers themselves.

Badass New Teaser Promo for Universal's New King Kong Ride

A few months ago we told you about King Kong coming back to Universal Hollywood (the original ride burned down in a fire) as a 4D attraction. Now that the first promotional trailer for the ride has gone live, our curiosity and our interest have hit a fever pitch.