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Grimm Up North Horror Festival in Manchester, EnglandManchester, England’s “Grimm Up North” has set its goals high. As the first horror festival of its kind in the northwest portion of the country, it will showcase the very best in horror films, video gaming, and merchandise and promises its attendees that “nothing before has been as big, as bold, and as bloody!

Held October 30th to November 1st, 2009, at the state-of-the-art entertainment complex known as The Printworks, “Grimm Up North” will include:

  • Over thirty feature and short films screened at the Odeon Printworks
  • Red carpet movie premieres with special guest appearances
  • A preview of the gaming industry’s hottest unreleased titles on the big screen and in a unique gaming environment
  • A separate horror fair with unique merchandise and an exhibition of cool props and prosthetics from the movies
  • Entertainment such as a Halloween horror hunt with big prizes up for grabs, a zombie ball, and more

    The fest’s opening film will be a gala premiere of The Descent 2 prior to its release in December. Other blood-curdling screenings not to be missed include the UK premiere of Manchester produced shocker Splintered, starring renowned Liverpool actor Stephen Martin Walters. Also showing are Johnny Kevorkian’s The Disappeared, an urban mystery horror starring Tom Felton (known for his performances as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films), and Autumn, a new zombie movie based on David Moody’s renowned book of the same name, starring Dexter Fletcher.

    Also on the slate are two full-on frighteners from Down Under: supernatural stalk and slash The Ferryman and the British premiere of writer/director Kate Glover’s Australian Outback take on the teen party massacre movie, Schooner of Blood.

    US premieres include The Graves (with Tony Todd), which won’t be officially released in the UK until January, 2010. There will also be a special screening of Glenn McQuaid’s comic horror I Sell the Dead to celebrate its UK DVD release.

    Heading up the Foreign Frights section are the UK premiere of Juraj Jakubisco’s Bathory, which stars Anna Friel and takes an unflinching look at the life and legends of Elizabeth Bathory, basis for Hammer’s infamous Countess Dracula, and the bizarre Japanese gore fest Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.

    In addition, ZOMBIE AID 2 kicks off on Sunday with what is expected to be a record-breaking “Walk of the Dead” through the streets of Manchester. To celebrate the attempt, they’ll be screening George A. Romero’s classic Dawn of the Dead just prior to its UK Blu-ray release and Marc Price’s micro budget shocker Colin, helping to launch its UK cinema release.

    More films and guests are being added all the time so be sure to keep up via the official “Grimm Up North” website.

    By Debi Moore

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    Inoperable starring Danielle Harris Gets New Poster and Limited December Release Date



    Last year we here at Dread Central premiered the trailer for the upcoming Danielle Harris hospital horror flick Inoperable from director Christopher Lawrence Chapman.

    Today we have the film’s all-new poster and news that the film will finally be hitting select theaters on December 1st.

    I just watched the trailer again myself and I have to say I am really looking forward to the film. I dig the location, the hurricane aspect, the psychological horror of the situation and the whole she-bang.

    Count me to check out the film as soon as it hits Blu-ray and/or VOD (hopefully) within the new year. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

    What do you think of the trailer and new poster for Inoperable? Let us know below!

    The film is directed by Christopher Lawrence Chapman from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jeff Miller. The film stars Danielle Harris, Katie Keene, and Isabella Sofia Menna.

    Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps handled the film’s makeup effects, with David Henson Greathouse (Syfy’s “FaceOff”) supervising, and he, Barry Aslinger, and Beki Ingram handling the bulk of the effects. Philip Jessen is unit production manager, Ashley Eberbach is first assistant director, and Bobby Marinelli is production designer.

    Inoperable hits select theaters December 1st.


    A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.

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    Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own



    Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

    Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

    For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

    I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

    You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

    Track Listing

    1. “Do The Freddy”
    Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
    The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

    2. “Obsession”
    original song

    3. “Wooly Bully”
    Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
    Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

    4. “Don’t Sleep”
    original song

    5. “In The Midnight Hour”
    Wilson Pickett cover

    6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
    Everly Brothers cover

    7. “Dance or Else”
    original song

    8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
    original song

    9. “Elm Street Dreams”
    original song

    Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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    That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…



    Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

    Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

    Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

    Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

    Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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