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Author Jonathan Ryan to Open Up 3 Gates of the Dead this OctoberOur very own Jonathan Ryan, who heads up Dread Central’s paranormal feature The Seen and The Unseen, has a new book coming out this October, and it looks and sounds pretty damned sweet. Read on for the first details and artwork.

From the Press Release
Blending spirituality and horror may seem a daunting task for some, but for Jonathan Ryan, who has spoken to thousands of people regarding faith and maintains a column on Dread Central—a widely respected online source for horror news—it is second nature. Jonathan credits summers with his grandmother, who allowed him to check out the scariest books from the library, for imbuing him with the respect and hunger for the paranormal that helped him to write this novel.

In addition to writing 3 Gates of the Dead, to be published by Premier Digital Publishing in both eBook and print on October 15, 2013, Jonathan has written for: The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, The High Calling and the renowned interfaith blog site Patheos.com. With this title gaining praise from fellow authors and reviewers, one can see how Jonathan’s in-depth knowledge of both the church and the occult have helped to craft this narrative. In the same vein as other horror writers like Stephen King and Dean Koontz, who have successfully blended the dichotomy of faith in God and belief in his adversary, true Evil, 3 Gates of the Dead also handles this delicate balance with a seasoned writer’s finesse.

“We love to be scared. We love myths, haunted houses and ghost stories; it’s in our nature. We also love Jonathan’s writing because he seamlessly blends theology, horror and suspense—unruly bedfellows at the best of times. We are happy to offer this tale of terror as part of our fall releases which will be available in digital and print,” commented Thomas Ellsworth, CEO of Premier Digital Publishing.

“I didn’t grow up on the slasher horror of Jason or Freddy. Instead, I listened to ghost stories around the fire, heard the hushed tones of adults talking about the supernatural, and I remember thinking, ‘I want to write stories like that someday,’” said Jonathan Ryan, author of 3 Gates of the Dead.

About 3 Gates of the Dead:
In 3 Gates of the Dead, we are introduced to Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor who is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil, struggling with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda’s death; all the while supernatural forces have begun to attack the people around him. The more questions he asks, the more he is drawn into the world of a mysterious Anglican priest, a paranormal investigation group and a rogue female detective investigating the murders. As the gruesome rituals escalate, ancient hidden secrets and an evil long buried threaten to rip Aidan’s world apart.

For more information on the book, visit 3 Gates of the Dead online at Premier Digital Publishing!

3 Gates of the Dead will be available October 15, 2013, from Premier Digital Publishing—eBook $9.99 and print $16.99.

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For more on Jonathan Ryan check out the official Jonathan Ryan website, “like” Jonathan Ryan on Facebook, follow Jonathan Ryan on Twitter, and visit Jonathan Ryan’s blog.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Truth Seekers Playing by Slaughterhouse Rulez

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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

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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

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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!

Synopsis:

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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