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The Witch Casts a Spell on 2016 Reaper Awards – Winners Announced!



Reaper AwardsIt’s Halloween, which means today’s the day we reveal the winners of the 2016 Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and Dread Central.

Lionsgate’s The Witch earned the top honor this year, taking the Horror Title of the Year trophy. The critically lauded horror film also earned Choice Theatrical Cut and Best Big Bad for the character of Black Phillip the Goat.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Final Girls won Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title, while Best Title From the Vault went to Shout! Factory’s Army of Darkness — Collector’s Edition.

Best Collection went to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s The X-Files Collector’s Set.

The 2016 Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and, honor the top horror and thriller titles released between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. Studios submitted contenders for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.

2016 Reaper Awards Winners

Horror Title of the Year
The Witch

Choice Theatrical Cut
The Witch

Best Limited Release/Direct-to-Video Title
The Final Girls
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Title From the Vault (Re-release or Catalog Title)
Army of Darkness — Collector’s Edition
Shout! Factory

Best Collection
The X-Files Collector’s Set
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Indie or Foreign Disc
Monsters Among Us
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Extras
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 — Collector’s Edition
Shout! Factory

Best Box Art
The Stuff — Special Edition
Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment


Best Packaging
The Walking Dead: Season 5 Limited Edition — Crawling Walker
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Best Big Bad
“Black Phillip the Goat” — The Witch

Best Scream King
Mr. Mayhew P. Keller (Keegan-Michael Key) — Freaks of Nature
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Kill
Burton vs. Nola — Banshee: The Complete Third Season
HBO Home Entertainment

Best Line of Dialogue
Angela: “Just the tip, Sweetie.” — I Spit on Your Grave III
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Spookiest Kidvid
Bump in the Night: The Complete Series
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Digital Release
Dead Rising: Watchtower
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Judges’ Award
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Lego Scooby-Doo! — Haunted Hollywood
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Truth Seekers Playing by Slaughterhouse Rulez



One of our favorite pairings of stars from the last twenty years is no doubt that of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Their chemistry is undeniable, and if you didn’t get enough of it in “Spaced,” Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Paul, you’re about to get a bellyful of it on both big and small screens.

Variety is reporting that Frost and Pegg will be starring in “Truth Seekers,” a half-hour comedy-horror TV show about a three-person paranormal investigation team.

According to the site, each installment of “Truth Seekers” will focus on a paranormal incident, a setup with clear monster-of-the-week potential. “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” Pegg says. “It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London, and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies.

That’s not all, though… the pair are also working on the feature film Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy now in post-production. Directed by Crispian Mills and set in a well-to-do public school, the movie is “very satirical, very much about the U.K. selling itself off,” Pegg says. “It’s about fracking as well, and that unleashes some awful subterranean demon.

Both of these projects will be released under their Stolen Picture shingle. Stay tuned, kids! More as we get it!

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Rest in Peace – Yôsuke Natsuki



We’ve lost another Kaiju legend today as reports are coming in that famed Japanese actor Yôsuke Natsuki has passed on at age 81.

Natsuki was a familiar face in several Godzilla films including Godzilla 1985 and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster. Born in 1936, Yôsuke has made over 100 appearances in film with the last being in 2012’s Kirin.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to honor Natsuki’s friends, family members, and constituents.


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NSFW Kill Clip from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Now Available on VOD



VOB now available on VOD!

For those who might not know, Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is a sequel to the indie horror anthology Volumes of Blood, produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror).

It features actor Moses Moseley, best known for his role as one of Michonne’s “Pet Walkers” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; the acting debut of WWE legend Sir Mo from Men on a Mission; and original music by Rocky Gray (drummer for We Are the Fallen, Living Sacrifice, formerly of Evanescence) and Shane Prather (Sharknado franchise, Sinister Squad, Lavalantula).

The flick recently hit VOD and to celebrate the release, the filmmakers have shared a “Kill Clip” from the movie to spread the bloody word.

You can check out the NSFW Kill Clip called “All Torn Up” in all its gory glory below and then let us know what you think.

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is now available on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more!


A couple plan to purchase an old home but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for.

Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly, a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time.

Seven interwoven tales of terror… how many stories does your house have?

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