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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.

Creation's Weekend of Horrors Re-Animator Reunion Grows Bigger

Another addition to what's shaping up to be the mother of all Re-Animator reunions has been made! You can add Dr. Dan Cain himself, Bruce Abbott, to the festivities, which also include appearances by Barbara Crampton, Robert Sampson, Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, and Dennis Paoli.

Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Include Tribeca Film and Tribeca Film Festival Virtual

The popular Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 21 through May 2, 2010, but if you can't be in New York City for it, don't despair. Tribeca Enterprises has launched Tribeca Film, a comprehensive distribution and marketing platform for independent film, and Tribeca Film Festival Virtual (TFFV), a new online venture offering worldwide audiences an opportunity to experience the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) from the comfort of their own homes.

Bitch Slap DVD Pre-Release Event

Ready to get bitch slapped? Writer/director Rick Jacobson's Bitch Slap is gearing up for a March 2nd DVD release, and if you've been chomping at the bit to watch some smokin' hot chicks kick some ass, you might want to check out the pre-release event to tide you over.

Ray Park to Breathe Fire in Jinn; Meet Him This Friday in Michigan

When he burst onto the scene as Darth Maul in (the shitty except for him) Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, actor Ray Park immediately established himself as a kung-fu knowing badass whom you didn't want to screw with. Will that also prove true in the supernatural thriller Jinn?