It's nice to see our country moving in the right direction as far as acceptance of those different than ourselves. Sure, we've got a long way to go to be a completely accepting society, but we're on the right track. Here in New York we see people celebrating diversity all the time. We have the Gay Pride Parade, the Latin American Pride Parade, and those are just two of the more popular ones. However, even with all that, one group has been consistently overlooked...and they're pissed.
Uncle Creepy brought me on board here at Dread Central earlier this year, and I've been truly having a blast writing for all you gorehounds. However, there is something I've been dying to write about but had to wait for the right time. Well, it's that time, Halloween time, and I'm finally getting my chance to write about one of my favorite websites, Zombie Pumpkins, easily one of the greatest Halloween sites around.
Time to add a little fun to your Monday afternoon. While not news by any stretch of the imagination, there are a couple of audience reaction clips floating around YouTube that we had to bring to your attention. Have some time to kill? Pull up a chair and dig on the terrors of days gone by!
Today is the final day of the very first auction set up by The sCare Foundation. The clock is ticking! Place your bids while you can! It's for a good cause!
There are two things true about horror fans ... One: We love this stuff to an insane degree and would do anything to nurture our obsession. Two: We have really big hearts. Now there's a way to put both of those facts to work for one hell of a good cause.
Did you know "The Munsters" mansion was in Texas? Okay, not the original mansion used in the show, but the McKee family of Waxahachie, Texas, built an almost exact replica and live in it to this day. Located just about half an hour south of Dallas, the house is based on careful examinations of the exterior and interior shots from the show, right down to the lifting staircase!
You know what drives us crazy sometimes? Reporting news. Not that we mind doing it; in fact, we love it. It's just that weeding through all of the bullshit to bring you guys the truth is sometimes a herculean task. Case in point: Halloween 3D.
Movie licenses haven't exactly fared well in the world of video games, but with the formation of a new company, we also get new hope ... right? Either way, one studio is ready to throw its hat into the video game arena and bring along with it some of horror's most beloved characters. From the Press Release
Finally some long awaited sequels will be making their hi-def debuts thanks to a new deal between Echo Bridge Entertainment and Miramax! Franchise completists' wallets will be burning all over the country!
Due out October 1, 2011, is a new book about Halloween, written by our cousins across the pond, where Halloween is not (or not yet) the bacchanalia we celebrate. UK readers, take note and rejoice that two of your fellow Brits have taken it upon themselves to write what they hope will be THE British Bible on celebrating Halloween.
We know that Dread Central readers are a discriminating lot when it comes to the clothing they wear so we thought a few of you might be interested in American Fortunes Clothing's new limited edition t-shirt that goes on sale this coming Saturday, October 30th, in celebration of Halloween. From the Press Release:
After the destruction of our studios by zombies at the end of last season, it took us a while to get back together. But we're back now with the Season Two premiere of Dreadtime Stories!
It’s ironic. The profession of horror journalism (or horror literature of filmmaking for that matter), at least for this writer, was initially and unsurprisingly inspired by my love of all things Halloween; yet, the subsequent October workload which has resulted often forces me to miss the simple trappings that launched my macabre interest in the first place.
Sony Online Entertainment will be summoning spirits, spooks, and skeletons with some upcoming Halloween-themed activities and in-game events taking place in several of its hit online titles including Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Free Realms, EverQuest, EverQuest II and Star Wars Galaxies. From the Press Release: