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HorrorCon UK

Hello, Ghouls! Are some of you European horror fans tired of seeing some very cool horror conventions being announced and then having your hopes dashed when you scroll down after seeing pictures and meet & greets of your horror heroes, but said event is taking place over the pond?

Well, whilst we have lots of love for all the wonderful work that is put into making horror conventions so cool and memorable in the US, European audiences hardly get their fare share. Guess what… that’s about to change this summer.

HorrorCon UK, based in Sheffield, England (just a three-hour drive from London), is hosting its second convention after a terrific and horrific 2015 show that saw appearances from legends such as Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Caroline Munro, and Bill Moseley. This edition, though, is set to top that – just look who’s coming to dinner…


First up is the one and only Kane Hodder, who has starred as Jason Voorhees in four of the 12 Friday the 13th movies to date. Hodder has also starred as Victor Crowley in the wickedly gory trilogy of Hatchet films amongst a slew of other memorable roles as both an actor and a stuntman.

If meeting Jason isn’t enough, how about another legendary horror icon? Pinhead anyone? Doug Bradley, most famous for the terrifying Hellraiser films, will be at HorrorCon UK; and hopefully he won’t be tearing your soul apart just yet. But he will be available for a cool meet & greet.

Scream queen Linnea Quigley, who has starred in everything from cult classic The Return of the Living Dead to Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl O’ Rama, not to mention being one of the souls to rip through Freddy Krueger’s body at the end of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, will make her UK DEBUT!


David Naughton from An American Werewolf in London will be clawing and howling his way to Sheffield. Naughton is also remembered for his starring roles in John Carpenter’s Body Bags and was recently seen in “American Horror Story.”

Legendary horror writer Shaun Hutson will also be making a welcome appearance. Author of the classic Slugs, Hutson has been busy penning some delightful tales from the Hammer Horror vaults of late, including Twins of Evil and The Revenge of Frankenstein.

Graham Masterton, ex-Penthouse editor, will also be on hand; and there are still some guests yet to be announced. During the two-day event you’ll be able to not only meet the guests, obtain autographs, and take photos, but also chat with your heroes. As if all that weren’t enough, there will be question and answer sessions; and after you’re done hanging out with horror royalty, you’ll have the chance to watch professional FX makeup artists at work, and there will be many stalls selling horror merchandise including Blu-rays and DVD’s.

Okay, enough already! You want to go, right? Well, the lovely folk at HorrorCon UK have given Dread Central a pair of tickets to attend Sunday, July 10th. You just need to answer a very simple question (see below).

For all of you that are unlucky this time but are in the vicinity, get your asses down to HorrorCon UK, which takes place the weekend of July 9-10.  Tickets are just £19.95 for one day and can be purchased at

To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “HORRORCON UK COMPETITION” in your subject line and your answer to the question below. We’ll take care of the rest.

How many Friday the 13th films have been made?

  1.  ONE
  2.  SIX

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on June 4th and is open to UK RESIDENTS ONLY. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

The winner will be notified by email. Good luck!

HorrorCon UK

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The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest Kicks Off Today



We know there are some pretty incredible artists out there among our readers, which is why we’re excited to let those talented individuals know about the new contest that’s kicking off today… It’s The Strangers: Prey at Night Fan Art Contest, which runs through Friday, February 9th, and offers a pretty sweet prize to the winner.

If your interests fall on the artistic side of the fence, read on for the details. In a nutshell, eligible participants may enter by creating a drawing, painting, photograph, design, or other artistic image (NO VIDEOS) inspired by the forthcoming Aviron Pictures release of The Strangers: Prey at Night and posting that artwork to one of the approved social media platforms for the contest. Before entering, be sure to click here for the Official Rules.

Below you’ll find a sample of what they’re looking for. Contestants should check out the film’s poster, watch the trailer (below), and visit @TheStrangers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as the website for inspiration. Submissions must include the hashtag #STRANGERSFanArtContest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and his/her art will be included in an installation in Los Angeles that kicks off in early March.

The winner will be announced on Friday, February 16th, with the installation unveiled the week of March 5th.  Again, the deadline for entering is February 9th.  Good luck!

Art by j.dillustration on Instagram

Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman. It arrives in theaters on March 9th.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein by Winning a Copy of the ‘Classics Reimagined’ Illustrated Novel



This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and you can expect to see lots of products and events tied to the celebration. First out of the gate is Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein, which is heading our way on January 16th; and we have five (5) copies to give away to some lucky DC readers!

With detailed and evocative imagery, renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the greatest novel in the monster genre, Frankenstein.

To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Frankenstein Reimagined” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 17, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

Don’t want to take your chances on winning?  Click here to pre-order a copy from Amazon!

Celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Rockport Publishers’ Classics Reimagined series presents this beautiful deluxe edition. The 248-page hardcover book features an 8-page vellum insert detailing the doctor’s designs and a stunning full bleed, double gatefold image of the monster. Finished with printed endpapers and painted book block, this masterpiece volume is perfect for book lovers and art lovers alike.

The suspense and horror of Dr. Frankenstein reanimating assembled body parts, the monster spying on an unknowing family, and the creature’s revenge on his maker take on whole new meaning when accompanied by David Plunkert’s mystical, layered interpretations.

Plunkert is the principal and primary illustrator at Spur Design in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm designs posters, covers, logos, brochures, and websites for publishers and corporations. His illustrations have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Weekly, among many others. His steampunkish illustration and collage style give his characters a spooky, surrealistic quality. To see more of David’s work, visit

The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors.

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Win a Copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD!



Time to give away some spooky for the holidays! That’s right, kids! Right now we have your chance to score a copy of The Houses October Built 2 on DVD.

To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “The Houses October Built 2” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on January 2nd. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

The Houses October Built 2 is once again directed by Bobby Roe from a script by Roe and Zack Andrews and stars Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe, and Jeff Larson.

Look for the flick online and in stores January 2, 2018.

Special Features:

  • Deleted scenes
  • Uncut projection scene
  • Portrait of a Scare Actor 2
  • “Halloween Spooks” music video

Penned by Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe, the new pic picks up the five haunted house enthusiast friends still trying to recover from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton — a group who takes “extreme haunt” to another level. They decide to face their fears in order to move on and go back out on the road to find more haunted houses, but signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again.

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