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Arizona’s Other Illegal Aliens



Ladies and gentlemen, I do not want to overly alarm everyone, but the martians have invaded Arizona! These are not the good sort of extraterrestrials; do not offer them Reese’s Pieces or a trip to McDonalds and do not allow any to live in your attic as there will be no amusing shenanigans or comical discussions about the eating of cats. These aliens are deemed toothy and extremely dangerous. If you live in the Copper State you are advised to take shelter immediately. Senator John McCain is currently pushing for a surge to combat the invading alien menace.

ALIEN… INVASION… ARIZONA… As is par with Lionsgate, the box art is pretty swanky. But that title – egads! How many seconds do you think the folks at Lionsgate spent coming up with the retitling of this flick? I vote 7 seconds. I imagine the conversation went something like this:

LIONSGATE EXEC #1: Okay, our next movie is called The Selena Incident.
LIONSGATE EXEC #2: Terrible title. Will never sell. Needs a new title … What’s this crapfest about?
LIONSGATE EXEC #1: Well, some evil alien creatures land in Arizona and…
LIONSGATE EXEC #2: Aliens invade Arizona, huh? Alien Invasion Arizona … There’s your new title. What’s next?
LIONSGATE EXEC #1: Uh, okay, umm, the next movie in need of a new title has to do with a bunch of teenagers that get stranded in the woods, find a dilapidated house, and get butchered by a…
LIONSGATE EXEC #2: THE BUTCHER … That’s what we’ll call it. Anything else; can we speed this up? I got a racquetball game at two and my weekly domination session with Mistress Clarice at three-thirty.

This film in question has already been released in some overseas markets under its original title, The Selena Incident, but somehow someone at Lionsgate decided The Selena Incident sounded too generic (which it does) and decided to change to something that’s not only more generic, it’s so mindlessly generic it’s hilarious – Alien Invasion Arizona. From what few reviews I’ve found about the movie, “mindlessly generic” seems to be a fitting description. “Crap” would also be acceptable. I can’t imagine this “alien” possibly being worse than Alien 51 or Alien 3000 or Alien Express.

“After a mysterious, extraterrestrial object lands in the mining town of Selena Arizona, the government dispatches a team of Marines to contain the possible threat. Meanwhile, a group of death row inmates ambush their prison bus and take the guards and personnel aboard hostage. Arriving in the seemingly deserted town, they come across the Special Ops captain, the sole survivor of a horrible carnage that’s decimated the rest of his unit. Now, with time running out, the group must unite to combat the threat of the savage aliens hunting them in the mine tunnels below, and the peril above from a squad of fighter planes sent to bomb the town to oblivion, in this pulse-pounding, sci-fi thriller.”

Alien Invasion Arizona will invade DVD shelves on April 17th.

And here I bet Arizonians thought their illegal alien problem was bad enough.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Truth Seekers Playing by Slaughterhouse Rulez



One of our favorite pairings of stars from the last twenty years is no doubt that of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Their chemistry is undeniable, and if you didn’t get enough of it in “Spaced,” Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Paul, you’re about to get a bellyful of it on both big and small screens.

Variety is reporting that Frost and Pegg will be starring in “Truth Seekers,” a half-hour comedy-horror TV show about a three-person paranormal investigation team.

According to the site, each installment of “Truth Seekers” will focus on a paranormal incident, a setup with clear monster-of-the-week potential. “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” Pegg says. “It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London, and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.

That’s not all, though… the pair are also working on the feature film Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy now in post-production. Directed by Crispian Mills and set in a well-to-do public school, the movie is “very satirical, very much about the U.K. selling itself off,” Pegg says. “It’s about fracking as well, and that unleashes some awful subterranean demon.

Both of these projects will be released under their Stolen Picture shingle. Stay tuned, kids! More as we get it!

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Rest in Peace – Yôsuke Natsuki



We’ve lost another Kaiju legend today as reports are coming in that famed Japanese actor Yôsuke Natsuki has passed on at age 81.

Natsuki was a familiar face in several Godzilla films including Godzilla 1985 and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster. Born in 1936, Yôsuke has made over 100 appearances in film with the last being in 2012’s Kirin.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to honor Natsuki’s friends, family members, and constituents.


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NSFW Kill Clip from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Now Available on VOD



VOB now available on VOD!

For those who might not know, Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is a sequel to the indie horror anthology Volumes of Blood, produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror).

It features actor Moses Moseley, best known for his role as one of Michonne’s “Pet Walkers” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; the acting debut of WWE legend Sir Mo from Men on a Mission; and original music by Rocky Gray (drummer for We Are the Fallen, Living Sacrifice, formerly of Evanescence) and Shane Prather (Sharknado franchise, Sinister Squad, Lavalantula).

The flick recently hit VOD and to celebrate the release, the filmmakers have shared a “Kill Clip” from the movie to spread the bloody word.

You can check out the NSFW Kill Clip called “All Torn Up” in all its gory glory below and then let us know what you think.

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is now available on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more!


A couple plan to purchase an old home but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for.

Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly, a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time.

Seven interwoven tales of terror… how many stories does your house have?

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