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In a departure from my long-standing and hopefully generally objective approach to genre journalism, in regard to this past weekend’s Monsterpalooza 3 (see our extensive photo gallery below), I’d like to comment, “OMFG this show is the most fucking amazing horror convention anyone has ever attended!

Orchestrated by Eliot Brodsky, LA’s premier horror convention Monsterpalooza ran April 8-10 at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, California, and, given the word of mouth generated by last year’s fantastic show, continued to increase its horrific momentum. The annual celebration of make-up effects again featured its fan-favorite monster museum, which showcased the practical works of dozens of fx artists, as well as a packed and extensive dealer room, in-depth makeup demonstrations, appearances by myriad notable artists (including Glenn Hetrick, Mike Hill, Jeff Yagher, David Whitford, The Chiodo Brothers, John Goodwin, Mike Westmore and dozens more) and the inclusion of genre filmmakers and actors Joe Dante (The Howling), Dee Wallace, Robert Picardo, Malcolm McDowell (Cat People), Natassia Kinski, Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Ricou Browning, just to name a few.

Spotted among the hundreds of avid monster fans, creators and journalists who flocked to the event (Monsterpalooza reached capacity in the early afternoon on its second day) were genre vets Rick Baker, Guillermo del Toro, Greg Nicotero, J.J. Abrams, Jeremy Kasten and Jon Favreau, among others, with the convention dedicated to the memory of co-owner of Don Post Studios, Verne Langdon (1941-2011).

In addition, Monsterpalooza 3 also served to honor eighty-two-year-old monster suit actor and stuntman Hiruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the original 1954 film as well as in the following eleven consecutive ‘Big G’ flicks.

For genre fans Monsterpalooza has quickly become the benchmark in West Coast horror conventions, and in eschewing the tone of studio product placement demonstrated by its erstwhile competition, it serves each year to remind genre enthusiasts of the primary reasons for their adoration of horror: the creatures themselves and the people who love and make them.

Enjoy the gallery below, and for more visit Monsterpalooza online.

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New Novel Alien: The Cold Forge Gets Cover Art, Synopsis, and Release Date



I don’t know about you but I’m a massive fan of the Alien film series. Oh, the hell with it. Let’s cut the bull. You are too.

Anyhow, considering both of us are massive fans of the Alien films, I wanted to make sure you were aware that Titan Books has an all-new original Alien novel on the way.

It’s called “Alien: The Cold Forge” and the 320-page paperback is written by Alex White (author of the “Salvagers” series) and will be hitting the public on April 24, 2018.

You can check out the novel’s synopsis below and its current cover art to the right. Just click the image for a higher-res version.

I know I will be attempting to score a copy of the novel asap, but what about you? Are you interested in this original novel? Let us know below!

Again, “Alien: The Cold Forge” hits April 24, 2018.



A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley’s Hope, and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs.

With the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat–the loss of the Aliens. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and they have a redundancy already in place. Remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Xenomorph, but there’s a spy aboard–someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, this person may have no choice but to destroy RB-323… and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.

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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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