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The Dead Are Among Us - And They Have Advocates!There are many groups that have been disenfranchised throughout history; be it race, religion, gender or sexuality- the fight for equality has changed its face many times. This time, however, its face has become rotten, bloodied and pretty nasty.

The dead have risen, and they are hungry … for acceptance. At the beginning of October Westlake Ace Hardware launched a special section on its website that was meant to help individuals “zombie proof” their homes as well as showing how some of its products could be used to attack the living dead.

One group wasn’t having it: Zombies Unite.

Founded by Veronica Greenesh, undead American, Zombies Unite was begun to fight for the rights of the living impaired. Veronica and her team quickly found their focus in the form of a campaign started by Westlake Ace Hardware.

Launching a Zombie Preparedness Center earlier this month, the focus was initially on how their items could be used to destroy the undead as well fortify your home to keep out the undead.

Feeling that Westlake Ace was reinforcing negative stereotypes, Zombies Unite set out to protest this hate campaign and get the facts out there. Starting a Zombies Unite Facebook page to gather support, the group quickly attracted the attention of the hardware chain and managed to get them to change their approach. Now the site has changed its focus to preparing your home and fortifying it to keep “rogue zombies” out but adding focus on home ownership for the undead, offering solutions on reattaching body parts (glue and caulking) and removing the stink of rotted flesh from their homes (flypaper and industrial odor removers).

Zombies Unite spokesperson Jack Phillips spoke to us about the change of attitude, “Of course, there are always bad apples so Westlake Ace has taken a more defensive approach with its ‘tools as weapons’ outlook.”

“This is all part of Zombies Unite’s mission, to provide advocacy and support for undead Americans. I’m a living American, but I think it’s important that outsiders see that there are living humans involved in the movement so that people see that our undead brothers and sisters are trustworthy.”

To learn more about the Zombies Unite group, check out their official website or the Zombies Unite Facebook page. You can also find out more about Westlake Ace’s “Zombie Preparedness Campaign” on the special ZPC page.

No matter which side of the debate you fall on, there is one thing you can’t deny: It’s pretty awesome when a major company is willing to have a little Halloween fun.

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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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