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Prepare for the Awesomeness of Chihuanhas



Prepare for the Awesomeness of ChihuanhasToday, August 26, 2009, is the day that I write about what will no doubt be the pinnacle of 21st century nature gone amok filmmaking. Here I thought the flying piranhas of James Cameron’s Piranha 2: The Spawning were the zenith of what could be done with piranha hybrids. I was wrong. For what creature is more vicious than a piranha? A Chihuahua, obviously. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Chihuanhas are coming!

I hate Chihuahuas. All my life I’ve had friends that owned Chihuahuas and I’ve never known one that didn’t react to my presence like a dog catching scent of a Terminator. Therefore, I fully endorse genetically crossbreeding those vicious little rat dogs with ravenous piranhas.

It would take a madman to splice Chihuahua and piranha into one. Such a madman is Jim L. Clark, writer/director of Chihuanhas, and an SFX artist whose past credits include being a rotoscope artist on Hellboy and a creature animator on An American Werewolf in Paris.

Undead Backbrain brings word of the film currently in pre-production. Chihuanhas tells the horrifying tale of campers at a pristine lake getting turned into puppy/fish food by a school/pack of cross-bred Chihuahuas/piranhas. A team of misfits led by the lake’s ranger set out to evade and destroy the razortoothed little critters. If the script is as witty or out there as the concept implies this movie could prove to be a ton of fun.

Perhaps even more inexplicable than the notion of man-eating Chihuahua/piranha hybrids, one of the shooting locations is called the Porn Star Campground at Frog Lake. This is an actual place?

Click the brief video below to see some CG conceptual art by Hive-FX of what a vicious, man-eating chihuanha looks like.

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Rest in Peace: Dolores O’Riordan



Sad and shocking news has come in from the music world as Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, has been found dead at the all too young age of just 46.

According to the Associated Press, the singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news.

London’s Metropolitan Police were summoned to a hotel just after 9:00 AM today. As of now her death is classified as “unexplained.”

During her career, O’Riordan provided music for the short film Z, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Evilenko, and many more films and television projects. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to extend our sincerest of condolences to Dolores’ family members, friends, and constituents.

If you, if you could return. Don’t let it burn. Don’t let it fade.

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Dread Central Presents’ Villmark Asylum is on Amazon Prime!



Today marks a very exciting day for us here at Dread Central as Pål Øie’s Villmark Asylum has hit Amazon Prime! This marks the first official release of a Dread Central Presents title and we can’t wait to hear what you all think! If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can watch the film for free as part of your Prime subscription. Also, if you do check it out, we ask that you please leave a review on Amazon with your honest thoughts. If you hated it, let us know! If you loved it, great! Whatever your thoughts on the film might be, we want to know them.

Also, don’t forget that we’ll be hosting double feature screenings of Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Turbo Kid later this month. You can find all details here.

Directed by Øie, Villmark Asylum stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Baard Owe.

A crew of five hazardous waste workers are sent to a massive, abandoned sanatorium deep in the mountains. But their routine assignment takes a dark turn when they encounter the building’s terrifying past.

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Exclusive Delirium Clip Goes Running Through the ‘Net!



Another horror flick has hit our radar called Delirium, and right now we have a slew of stuff for you to dig on including stills, the trailer, and yes, an exclusive clip! Dig it!

Mike C. Manning, Griffin Freeman, Seth Austin, Ryan Pinkston, August Roads, and Elena Sanchez star in the flick from director Johnny Martin. Look for it on January 19th via Gravitas Ventures.

A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary house that is said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video, they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing terror as others have.

When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside the mansion they discover the truth about the family that died there, the fate of their friend, and what their own fates will be.

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