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Assuming you have a humongous front door or outstanding insurance, Thursdays in June will be good night to pull your car into the living room, park it in front of your flatscreen, turn the channel to TCM, and try to relive the golden age of drive-in monster movies as TCM is loading its schedule this month with nothing but classic old school monster movies.

TCM Airing Drive-In Monster Movie Marathons Every Thursday in JuneAs if Turner Classic Movies wasn’t already a fantastic channel as is (they’re airing the 1977 Jaws with claws cult classic Grizzly this Friday at 2:00 AM ET), every Thursday in June they’ll be running all-night Atomic Age monster movie marathons. From Godzilla to Harryhausen, from classics like The Thing from Another World to not-so-classics like Creature from the Haunted Sea to bad movie greatness like The Giant Claw… Here’s TCM’s own press release:

It came from the drive-in! The al fresco movie theater, a rage of the 1950s and ’60s, spawned a new type of film — the creature feature aimed at Atomic Age teenagers. These youngsters found their own parked car a perfect place to fall into each other’s arms while being scared silly by B-movie monsters, often representing the anxieties of the age, such as threats of nuclear war or science run amok. What could be more nostalgic, or more fun, than reliving those warm summer nights of dreamy dates and dread-inducing double features?

TCM presents a summertime festival spotlighting some of the most sensational monsters to have graced those drive-in movie screens that once dotted the American landscape. No less than 15 of the films are TCM premieres, including four examples of the Golden Age of Japanese movie monsters. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956) is the Americanized version of the 1954 Japanese film Gojira, introducing the giant monster to U.S. audiences with re-dubbing and inserted scenes featuring Raymond Burr as a reporter who helps fight the menace. Also screening: Rodan (1957), Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster (1965), and Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1970).

Other campy creatures making their TCM debuts include Tarantula (1955), a spider that grows to the size of large buildings; The Cyclops (1957), a one-eyed terror who’s 25 feet tall; The Giant Behemoth (1959), a once-dormant dinosaur that rises from a polluted ocean emitting deadly radiation; and The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955), another radioactive monster from the deep.

On the distaff side, we have Susan Cabot as The Wasp Woman (1959); Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (1958), starring Allison Hayes; and Queen of Outer Space (1958), which includes the great Zsa Zsa Gabor!

Also in June TCM’s sister network, TNT, premieres the powerful new drama series “Falling Skies” from executive producer Steven Spielberg and starring Noah Wyle, which follows a group of survivors in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack. “Falling Skies” premieres Sunday, June 19, at 9:00 PM ET.

Below you’ll find the schedules for each Thursday’s line-up starting with tomorrow’s Godzilla-thon, and below that you’ll find the campy commercial TCM cooked up to promote it. All times are Eastern.

8:00 PM – Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
9:45 PM – Rodan (1957)
11:15 PM – Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
1:00 AM – Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero (1970)
2:45 AM – Dinosaurus! (1960)
4:15 AM – The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

8:00 PM – Them! (1954)
9:45 PM – The Cosmic Monsters (1958)
11:15 PM – Tarantula (1955)
12:45 AM – The Black Scorpion (1957)
2:30 AM – The Giant Claw (1957)
3:00 AM – The Wasp Woman (1959)

8:00 PM – Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (1958)
9:30 PM – Village of the Giants (1965)
11:00 PM – Queen of Outer Space (1958)
12:30 AM – Mars Needs Women (1968)
2:00 AM – Cyclops (1957)
3:30 AM – The Manster (1962)
4:45 AM – The Killer Shrews (1959)

8:00 PM – It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
9:30 PM – The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
11:00 PM – The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
12:30 AM – The Giant Behemoth (1959)
2:00 AM – The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1955)
3:30 AM – Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)

8:00 PM – The Blob (1958)
9:30 PM – The H-Man (1958)
11:00 PM – The Magnetic Monster (1953)
12:30 AM – X The Unknown (1956)
2:00 AM – The Thing From Another World (1951)
3:30 AM – It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)

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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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