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 horrorconventions.co.uk.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to email@example.com 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?
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!
Win a Copy of The Limehouse Golem
Halloween may be over but we’re still giving away the goodies! Up next we have a chance for you to nab a copy of The Limehouse Golem (review) on DVD!
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “The Limehouse Golem” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on November 6th. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
From the Press Release:
RLJ Entertainment is set to release the action film THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM on DVD and Blu-ray on November 7, 2017. Based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd with a screenplay by acclaimed writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman, The Woman in Black), the film is directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and produced by Stephen Woolley (Their Finest, Interview with the Vampire), Joanna Laurie (Hyena), and Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol).
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Underworld), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, “Bates Motel”), Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Noah), Daniel Mays (“Line of Duty”), and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Homes, “Ray Donovan.”) RLJE will release THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victims’ blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke) so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM DVD and Blu-ray have bonus features that include behind-the-scenes featurettes about the cast, locations, look, and the making of THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.
Win a Copy of Circus Kane on DVD!
Uncork’d Entertainment and DeInstitutionalized unleashed Circus Kane, dubbed “the horror movie of the fall,” on DVD (and Redbox) last week; and to celebrate, we have five copies of the DVD to give away.
Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Cooties) head up the cast of Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray’s fantastic frighthouse Circus Kane (review). James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward scripted, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Gerald Webb, Ray, and Bressack produce.
To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below. The contest will end at 12:00 midnight, October 24, 2017.
The notorious and disgraced circus master Balthazar Kane invites an unsuspecting group of social media stars to the revival of his CIRCUS KANE by promising $250,000 to any of them who can make it through the night. Kane’s true plan quickly proves to be far more sinister as the contestants realize more than money is on the line. The group must fight for their lives to escape Kane’s demented house of horrors.
Get Weaponized – Enter Now to Win a Copy of this Dystopian Horror Novel
A few days ago we brought you an exclusive except from Zac Thompson’s dystopian horror novel Weaponized, and with the book’s Halloween release date fast approaching, we’re back with one more reminder… and a chance for you to score a copy for yourself!
Weaponized was the winner of the 2016 Crypt TV horror fiction contest. For fans of Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and films like It Follows, Weaponized is a Kafka-esque Eighties throwback horror novel that subverts the slasher genre with a refreshing take on body horror and the twisted, violent, burgeoning sexuality that underpins the genre. It is Thompson’s debut novel.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to email@example.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “Weaponized” in your subject line.
This contest will end at 11:59 PM PT on October 20, 2017 – so act quickly! Note: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Also, don’t forget about the contest we’re co-sponsoring with Inkshares to find the next great horror authors – just a few more weeks remain!
Truog Island is a desolate place where sexual activity is outlawed. There lives Trip Yash, bored out of his mind. That was, until he met Cron…
After a night of passion, Cron disappears, taking Trip’s virginity with him. A few days later Trip develops a rash on his hand that eventually blooms into a gun made from his own flesh. It’s not long before Trip becomes a living weapon locked in a battle against an ancient virus that threatens to ruin his island home. As his body continues to change, terrifying forces emerge with the power to weaponize the dead.
Weaponized is a nerve-shattering exploration of sexual identity and people’s strange relationship with tools of death. It is a Kafka-esque horror take on sexual orientation and sexually transmitted infections and how we villainize those who are different.
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