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Son of Monsterpalooza Special Presentations Include Panels on Victor Crowley, Cult of Chucky, Mayhem, The Thing, The Exorcist, and LOTS More!



If you’re planning to attend this year’s Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California, you have just 8 more days to make sure you have your tickets, hotel reservations, and the stamina to survive all the various events and presentations that are taking place.

Here are the highlights; you’ll find more details on the graphic below and by clicking here.  Several of the panels are being hosted by horror vet Tony Timpone, and our own Uncle Creepy is moderating Victor Crowley on Sunday so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Friday, September 15th

  • 6:00-7:30 PM – Island of Lost Souls screening with new score, followed by a Q&A with Bela Lugosi, Jr., and composer Jay Woelfel.
  • 7:30-8:30 PM – Crypt TV panel including founder/CEO Jack Davis and the directors of the web’s scariest shorts.
  • 8:30-9:00 PM – Better Watch Out panel with writer/director Chris Peckover discussing his bloody holiday home invasion thriller that has everyone talking – and screaming!
  • 9:00-10:55 PM – The Night Watchmen screening followed by a Q&A with director Mitchell Altieri and stars Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Kevin Jiggetts, Max Wilbur, Kara Luiz, Tiffany Shepis, and Diona Reasonover.

Saturday, September 16th

  • 11:05 AM-12:05 PM – Mayhem panel with director Joe Lynch and stars Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, including exclusive clips.
  • 12:05-1:00 PM – “Teen Wolf” panel with the FX team discussing the final season.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM – The Thing 35th Anniversary panel with cast members and effects artists to be announced.
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – Go behind the scenes of Species with Steve Johnson and the XFX crew for the film.
  • 3:00-3:50 PM – Cult of Chucky panel with director Don Mancini, star Fiona Dourif, and FX Chief Tony Gardner.
  • 3:50-4:30 PM – Cannibal Corpse Killers panel with director/co-writer Joaquin Montalvan and other cast and crew members.
  • 4:30 PM – Costume Contest pre-judging begins with the contest kicking off at 5:00 PM.
  • 6:30 PM – Doors open for the “Sick & Sexy Burlesque Show,” which begins at 7:30 PM (18 and up).

Sunday, September 17th

  • 11:05 AM-12:00 Noon – Victor Crowley panel with writer/director Adam Green; stars Laura Ortiz, Tiffany Shepis, Dave Sheridan, and Felissa Rose; and FX artist Robert Pendergraft. Moderated by our own Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton!
  • 12:05-1:00 PM – “Face Off” panel with alumni Cig Neutron, George Troester, and others discussing their experiences on the hit Syfy show.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM – The Outer Wild preview with writer/director Philip Chidel and stars Zach Roerig, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Christian Oliver, Lauren McKnight, and Tory Taranova.
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – First look at Nightmare Cinema anthology film with Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, and more!
  • 3:00-4:00 PM – Secret Santa panel with director Adam Marcus and star Debra Sullivan discussing their killer Christmas film.
  • 4:00-4:30 PM – Special sneak peek of “The Exoricst” Season 2 with surprise guests.
  • 5:00-6:00 PM – Learn more about the special connection between “Rock & Roll and Monsters”!

Tickets in advance:
Friday – $25.00
Saturday – $25.00
Sunday – $25.00
Three-day pass – $60.00


Click here for hotel reservations.

The Marriott Burbank Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505

For more information visit the official Monsterpalooza website and Monsterpalooza Facebook page.

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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.

Brainwaves Contact!

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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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