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Wolfman Invades Halloween Horror Nights!

If you thought Universal Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights was going to be rocking hard with just Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface, then think again!

Boston Gets a Feast of Flesh!

Hey, New Englanders, looking for a good way to kick-start your Halloween celebrations? While normally I would suggest some good old fashioned virginal sacrifices mixed with a healthy dose of bloodletting, this year I’m ready to try something different: a Feast of Flesh!

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.

Free Feast 2 Screening on October 3rd!

Fangoria has teamed up with Two Boots Pioneer Theater to bring John Gulager's Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds to us via a free screening on October 3!

John Everson's Covenant Tour Dates!

Fans of John Everson's Bram Stoker Award winning book, Covenant (review), will have a chance to meet the author and have their copy of the novel personalized as early as this Friday.

Macabre Con is Coming

Cons. Everyone and their brother seem to be putting one on these days, so someone’s going to have to do something really different to set themselves apart from the rest. Choosing a date with little to no competing shows around it is a good start, so in that sense the first annual Macabre Con is ahead of the game.

Behind the Scenes of Halloween Horror Nights!

Nothing beats a hot girl in a Freddy Krueger outfit (maybe it's some Freudian thing), and we at Dread Central saw plenty of 'em when Universal Studios Hollywood held the casting call for "Freddy's Fly Girl Dancers" to kick off the festivities at this year's Halloween Horror Nights.

Fear Fest 3 Rescheduled

Pit of Horror and Dread Central regretfully announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances Fear Fest 3 is being rescheduled to February 20th-22nd, 2009. Thank you to everyone who was planning to attend and we apologize for any inconvenience. We will update everyone on the NEW and IMPROVED guest list as it solidifies.

Join the Ladies of Wicked Lake for a Free Signing!

If you're in Hollywood on September 25th, why not stop by the Virgin Megastore on Hollywood Blvd. where the lovely ladies of Wicked Lake (review) and Ministry's Al Jourgensen will be hanging out?

Monster Mania 11 Swag Report

Monster Mania 11 is just around the corner (August 22-24th to be precise) in Cherry Hill, NJ, so it’s time to show you what Dread Central is bringing to the table ... physically more than metaphorically! Every Monster Mania, Dread sets up shop just within the show's entrance to dish out free swag to the attendees from companies cranking out the bloody best and beyond. Here’s what’s on tap...

Blood Night at Monster Mania 11!

I keep hearing about Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet in that strange way that a film’s title will become implanted in your brain without you really understanding why. So I guess it was inevitable we mention it in these pages, eh?

Rea & Company at Fright Night This Weekend

Growing up in the South, I never saw horror fests or film fests anywhere near me. But nowadays the lucky folks in Louisville, Kentucky, have the Fright Night Film Fest to enjoy.

Be Seen at Screamfest? Submit by Friday!

Been holding out on getting your script, short or feature length film submitted for this year's Screamfest? Then it's time to get your ass in gear because the deadline to have your submission postmarked is TOMORROW, August 15!

Monroeville Zombies Invade Horrorfind!

This is one thing I love about our genre; if a horror film is popular enough with fans, you can make almost any merchandise related to it and have a built-in consumer base.

Nightmares Short Competition Over Soon!

Just a quick reminder; the competition to have your short film seen by thousands at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights will officially be closed on September 3rd! Visit the Halloween Horror Nights “Where Nightmares Come Alive” page for all the details on how to enter and possibly win $1,000!