San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Gris Grimly Debuts Illustrated Frankenstein Book, T-Shirt, and More!

We've been talking about Gris Grimly's eagerly awaited illustrated Frankenstein book for years now, but finally at this year's SDCC fans will be able to see it for themselves. He'll have limited copies available along with lots of other goodies.

Ron Howard Opening The Graveyard Book?

Originally Disney’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed 2008 kids' novel The Graveyard Book was being developed as a stop-motion project to be directed by Henry Selick. Unfortunately that didn't pan out, but there's still life in the old tombstone garden!

UPDATED: Disney Lands Rights to Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book - Director Named

Neil Gaiman is definitely one of the more popular writers among the Dread Central crew so, even though the story might be geared toward the younger crowd, we're all still pretty stoked to hear that his Newberry Medal-winning The Graveyard Book is heading to the big screen.

Publisher Decimates Artwork for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you listen closely, you'll hear the collective sound of hearts breaking around the world. Alvin Schwartz's book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has long been a gateway for kids to get into the genre with its spooky short stories and incredible artwork by Stephen Gammell. Sadly, HarperCollins, publisher of the terror tomes, has made one of the single most boneheaded decisions we've ever reported on.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Complete Set of Clive Barker's First Three Abarat Books

Feeling a bit left out since Clive Barker released the third book in his amazing Abarat series because you never got around to checking out Books 1 and 2? Well, we've got you covered because Dread Central has two sets of the first three books - Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and Abarat: Absolute Midnight - to give away to a pair of lucky winners!

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Signed Copy of The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

Are you a fan of great horror literature? What about Guillermo del Toro? Chuck Hogan? Vampires (the non-sparkly kind of course)? Then you'll want to take a minute to enter to win one of ten signed copies of The Night Eternal, the final chapter in The Strain Trilogy from Messrs. del Toro and Hogan, which was released earlier this week. Read on for the details!

The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy Arriving October 25th

Fans of the first two books in The Strain Trilogy from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan will be happy to hear that the final chapter, The Night Eternal, is coming out on October 25th, and of course we have all the details for you right here!

Another One Bites the Dust at Universal; Wicked Lovely Looking for a New Home

What a difference a few months make! In early June we reported that Mary Harron (American Psycho) was in final negotiations to direct Wicked Lovely, Universal’s teen fantasy project being produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions; however, now the studio has put the project in turnaround.

More Pesky Robots Looking to Destroy Mankind in 2084

You know ... we really need to stop building things that are smarter than we are. No good can possibly come from creating artificial intelligence that makes 90% of the people around you look silly. And besides, haven't we proved already that mankind is the scourge of planet Earth? It would be wise to 86 us!

An American Psycho Now at the Helm of Wicked Lovely?

It's been the better part of the year since last we reported on the live action adaptation of Melissa Marr's novel Wicked Lovely, the story of a teenage girl who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life, and since then there have been a couple of changes. Namely a change in directors.

Guillermo del Toro Talks The Fall and Vampire Lore

The Fall, the second chapter in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's Strain Trilogy, was released by HarperCollins last week, and the publisher has shared with us a great video interview of del Toro discussing the book and the vampire lore that inspired him.

Kimberly Peirce to Direct Faery Tale Wicked Lovely for Universal

And another Universal adaptation project is gathering some additional steam today with the announcement that Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, Stop-Loss) has been tapped to direct Melissa Marr's novel Wicked Lovely, the story of a teenage girl who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Signed Copy of The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy

On September 21st The Fall, the second chapter in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's Strain Trilogy, is being released by HarperCollins, and the publisher is making five autographed copies available to Dread Central readers.

Cover Art and Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries Vol. 1: Origins

Back in the spring of this year we got word about Stefan's Diaries, three new prequel novels in The Vampire Diaries canon based more around the TV series on The CW Network than the books by L.J. Smith, and today we got our first look at the cover art along with a bit more clarification as to what these particular Diaries will be about.