B-Sides: Phantom of the Paradise for the Hell of It

And now for a special Halloween treat. Not so much the song or the movie it’s from but the truly horrifying venues from which you will see it performed in the double dip video clips included. Why a double dip? For the hell of it!

B-Sides: Michael Myers Is Dancin’ on Midnight

Everyone remembers Twisted Sister, right? Do you remember White Sister? This other Eighties hair metal band never hit it as big as their sisterly counterparts, but much like Dee Snyder they did make contributions to the horror genre, specifically to the Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers soundtrack.

CONTEST CLOSED! Share Your Demons and Win an EP and Poster from Candlelight Red

If you follow Dread Central on Twitter, you already know we're running a contest with Candlelight Red to give away signed posters and Demons EP's, and all you have to do to enter is share your inner demons via the #MyDemons hashtag.

B-Sides: It Stinks!

Few people would even know of Pod People, AKA Extraterrestrial Visitors, AKA Los Nuevos Extraterrestres had it not been famously featured on “Mystery Science Theater 3000". If you’ve ever seen that episode of MST3K, then you already know you’re about to “Hear the Engines Roll”. You also know that “It stinks!”

B-Sides: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Shook Out of Shape and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

I feel kind of bad that I’ve been doing B-Sides all this time without showcasing anything from the 1964 “first-ever monster musical” The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. I’m all shook out of shape knowing it has taken me this long.

New York Comic Con 2012: Info on the Maestros of Horror and Sci-Fi Music Panel

We have more New York Comic Con 2012 news to share, this time in the form of the Maestros of Horror and Sci-Fi Music Panel taking place on Friday, October 12th, which is home to seven composers and soundtrack producers from some of your favorite video games.

Mortlake Residents Take an Inbred Shot at the UK Music Charts

With Alex Chandon’s Inbred gearing up for a 21 September UK theatrical release (with DVD/Blu-ray following on 15 October), we got word the fictional residents of Mortlake are taking a stab at the music charts with the release of the film’s gap-toothed musical number “Ee By Gum.”

B-Sides: Never Too Young to Die Listening to this Awful Song

I’m not sure if this weekend’s B-Sides should come with a warning or an apology. The theme song to Never Too Young to Die could very well be the worst song yet, and I’ve spotlighted some pretty damn ear-splitting B-Sides in the past. Do you dare take the “Stargrove” musical challenge?

Video for Candlelight Red's Demons Released Today; Last Chance to Win a Demons EP/T-Shirt Prize Pack

The horroresque music video for Candlelight Red's new single "Demons" landed on the Net today, and we have it for you right here along with your last chance to win our Demons EP/T-Shirt Prize Pack.

B-Sides: I'm Dreaming of a Quickening

Was it all just a bad dream? Nope. I’m afraid Highlander 2: The Quickening actually happened. You know a movie exists in a special stratosphere of bad when the filmmakers spend years releasing alternate versions designed to convince us its immortal badness wasn’t their fault.

B-Sides: Music to Help You Get a Killer Workout

If you’re too young to have experienced the aerobics craze of the 1980’s, consider yourself lucky. On the plus side, hot girls in leotards and spandex. On the negative side, pretty much everything else. Also on the plus side, slasher movies about burned and scarred tanning bed victims killing gym members with a giant safety pin.

B-Sides: Tell Me a Deadtime Story

One reason Deadtime Stories may not so well remembered today could be because, as its theme song so astutely notes, those bedtime tales we were told as a kid were already quite screwed up when you stop and think about it.

B-Sides: Iggy Pop Wants to Know Why Freddy Was Born

"Why was I born?" That is the refrain Iggy Pop frequently asks in his song about everyone's favorite dream demon. I think the obvious answer to the question as to why Freddy Krueger was born is "to make money". Not the answer Mr. Pop is looking for, but the most honest answer nonetheless.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Candlelight Red Demons EP/T-Shirt Prize Pack

Last month Candlelight Red released the first single and title track from their upcoming EP Demons, and now in honor of the EP's release this coming Tuesday, August 14th, they've provided us with a prize pack for one lucky Dread Central reader along with a bit of an explanation of why they picked the name "Demons."

B-Sides: You’ll End Up Eating Worms

Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. Guess I’ll go eat worms. Or you could just go watch the bizarro 1977 horror comedy The Worm Eaters. Rarely will you hear a song as cheery as this about a subject as disgusting as worm eating.