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The Blacklist Art & Film Festival Wraps Its Tentacles Around San Diego



Finally an event in San Diego we can tell you about that isn’t Comic-Con! The Blacklist Art & Film Festival, champions of gore and advocates of fearless creativity, will be delivering a multi–media spectacle that goes beyond the formula of mainstream culture. On Saturday, August 28th, join some local Dread Central staff members and experience a unique display of mind-bending artwork, award-winning horror film atrocities, and a night of rock ‘n roll mayhem.

The Blacklist Art & Film FestivalFrom the Press Release:
This special event will be held at the Birch North Park Theatre (2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92106). Doors will open at 5:00 pm for the art showcase, and the film program will screen promptly at 7:45 pm. The Blacklist After Party will immediately follow at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, one block from the Theatre (3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92106). Doors open at 10:30 pm, and bands hit the stage at 11:00 pm.

This special event will consist of:

• Art Showcase (Birch North Park Theatre) – On display will be a series of imaginative and thought-provoking paintings, photographs, sketches, and other mixed media from local San Diego talent as well as our special guest Featured Artists. The art showcase is free of charge from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

• Film Screening (Birch North Park Theatre) – The main attraction of the night is an exclusive collection of short award-winning horror films from all over the world (Spain, Australia, Canada, USA). These visceral creations are raw and original in content, a far and refreshing cry from that of mainstream Hollywood. Not for the faint of heart and a must for any horror fan. The films will be projected in high quality on a 15-foot wide screen and be accompanied by state-of-the-art sound. Audience members will select by vote the film that will take home the coveted prize, “The Beast in Show Award.” The film program is scheduled for 7:45 pm to 10:00 pm.

Tickets for the film program are $10 and will be available at the door on the night of the event (cash only). To get tickets in advance, email Jeff Speed at

• The After Party (Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center) – The Blacklist Art & Film Festival will come to a close in glorious fashion with an award ceremony and a night of rock ‘n roll mayhem. Scheduled to begin the discord is Rats Eyes – These volatile vermin come on like a buzz-saw bringing hardcore punk back to its seething roots. Headlining the frenzy is Nihilist – This is thrash metal in its purest form, beer slamming and head banging. This Carlsbad trio can stand alongside the best in the genre and continues to impress.

Tickets will be available at the door (Queen Bee) on the night of the event (cash only). Ticket prices for this event are $5 for Film Festival attendees and $10 for After Party only. Doors open at 10:30 pm, and bands hit the stage at 11:00 pm.

The Blacklist Art & Film Festival

The Blacklist Art & Film Festival is a celebration of the emerging talents and unknown innovators of Art, Film, and Rock ‘n Roll. This event is operated by local San Diego artists and filmmakers Jeff Speed, Chris Speed, Andy Quirk, and Jason Coffey in an effort to inspire the next wave of artists with fearless and unconventional content. Over the past five years The Blacklist Staff has produced numerous successful events in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, featuring 72 award-winning short films and over 90 individual artists. Thanks to the generous local sponsors and supportive communities, The Blacklist continues to progress toward a greater cause: encouraging the creation of independent and original art.

For more info visit the official Blacklist Art & Film Festival website, and hope to see you there!

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD



We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? 

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!



We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.


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Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!



Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

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