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#SDCC17: Join Dread Central at the Mr. Mercedes Brunch on July 21st

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Heading to San Diego for next week’s Comic-Con and looking for some fun offsite activities to partake in? Well, if you’ll be there on Friday, July 21st, we have just the ticket… a special “Mr. Mercedes” brunch including food, open bar, and a screening of an exclusive piece of content from the new series!

The event is being held at the WIRED Cafe on the Palm Terrace of the Omni Hotel (675 L Street) on the 21st from 10:00-11:15 AM PT (guests should arrive a little early for check-in). All you have to do to win one of two (2) pairs of tickets that we have available is send an email to contests@dreadcentral.com including your FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS plus the NAME OF YOUR GUEST along with “Mr. Mercedes SDCC Brunch” in your subject line. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end at 12:00 Noon PT on July 18, 2017. You must be an SDCC 2017 badge holder and at least 21 years of age to attend.  The winners will be notified via email on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. 

Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

DC staff member Ted Hentschke will be onsite also snapping pictures and joining in the fun so be sure to look for him at the event and take a selfie or two with him!

Mr Mercedes

Starring Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, the 10-episode “Mr. Mercedes” is based off the Stephen King novel of the same name. The series is written, directed, and produced by the team of Jack Bender, David E. Kelley, and King himself.

Gleeson plays Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime who gets his groove back when the psychopathic killer from a high-profile cold case re-emerges to mock him. Hodges is still bothered by the one case he couldn’t solve, a tragedy where innocents waiting to get into a job fair were maimed and murdered by a man in a clown mask who mowed them down in a stolen Mercedes. But that life is just a memory, and most of Hodges’ now sedentary existence revolves around beer and high-calorie food.

Old wounds are reopened when Hodges begins receiving strange letters, videos, and emails with a wicked smiley face from the “Mercedes Killer,” aka Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway), a computer store clerk who has an incestuous relationship with his mother (Kelly Lynch) and holds down a second job as an ice cream vendor to keep an eye on Hodges and his associates.

The show also co-stars Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Scott Lawrence, Ann Cusack, Robert Stanton, Holland Taylor, and Breeda Wool.

Look for it on August 9th on Audience Network, available to DirecTV subscribers.

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Victor Crowley – Win a Copy of the Blu-ray Along With a Signed Poster

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The day is finally here, kids! Adam Green’s Victor Crowley (review) is finally available everywhere, and we have a chance for you to score a copy on US along with a signed poster from Adam Green and Kane Hodder himself! How’s that for cool?

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

This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on February 9, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.

Victor Crowley was directed by Adam Green and stars Kane Hodder, Parry Shen, Brian Quinn, Laura Ortiz, and David Sheridan.

Synopsis:
Ten years ago, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

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Contest: Win a Witchy Prize Pack Full of The Craft Goodies!

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It’s been a little bit since I’ve helped give something away, and I’m in a rather generous frame of mind! To that end, we’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at Comet TV to give you a chance to win a prize pack full of The Craft goodies, such as a t-shirt, a clamshell box, and more!

The prize includes the following items:
1 – Limited Edition The Craft Comet TV T-shirt: This The Craft exclusive t-shirt features all four witchy guardians of the watchtower on the front and a quote from the film on the back! Welcome to the Witching Hour!

1 – The Craft Exclusive Comet TV Clamshell Box: Talk about retro goodness! This The Craft exclusive clamshell box features exclusive throwback artwork and will immediately take you back to the days of waiting in line for new release movies at the video store!

1 – The Craft “Witching Hour Cleansing” Kit: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire! This kit will bring a little sage, crystal, and spell scroll into your life. Perfect for getting in touch with your inner earth goddess!

2 – Exclusive The Craft Comet TV Tarot Cards: While you may not be able to tell your future with these two cards, they are exclusive to this set and feature The Craft artwork.

Comet TV has several great films playing on their station this month on top of The Craft, including Bubba Ho-Tep, Labyrinth, and several Edgar Allan Poe double features with titles such as The Raven, Masque of the Red Death, The Oblong Box, and more! You can see their schedule right here.

To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below!

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

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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 preyatnight.com 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.

Synopsis:
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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