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Attention Filmmakers - Author Jonathan Ryan and Gandolfo-Helin Literary Mgmt Have a Unique Opportunity for YouOur very own Jonathan Ryan, who heads up Dread Central’s paranormal feature The Seen and The Unseen, has a pretty nifty contest going on we through we’d bring to your attention!

From the Press Release
The “3 Gates of the Dead Filmmaker Competition” invites aspiring film directors from across the United States and Canada to enter the contest in one of two ways using the horror mystery novel 3 Gates of the Dead by Jonathan Ryan, to be published October 15, 2013 in eBook and print. Applicants can visit the official Jonathan Ryan website and enter by either:

1. Creating a film adaptation trailer from the novel, or
2. Selecting and filming one scene from the novel.

All participants will receive a free digital copy of the novel from Premier Digital Publishing. Submissions must be no less than two and a half minutes or more than six minutes in length. Unlike film festivals there is no cost to the applicant to enter.

Finalists will be voted on by top industry professionals including: Michel Shane, Sam Alexander, Wendy Kram, and Jessica Cameron. The top ten submissions will receive global exposure via the Internet to include fan-based voting to select the winner of the prestigious “People’s Choice Award.”

The grand prize winner will receive:

1. Round trip air travel from anywhere in the United States or Canada to Los Angeles
2. Three nights’ hotel accommodations
3. A behind-the-scenes insider tour of Warner Bros. Studios
4. A personal meeting with Sam Alexander, Director of Development, the Wolper Organization
5. Introductions to leading managers and agents for possible representation opportunities

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and all submissions must be received not later than the end of business on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Interested parties should go to the 3 Gates of the Dead website to register and receive the ebook 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.

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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68 Kill’s Scoot McNairy Joins True Detective Season Three



About two weeks ago we let you guys know that none other than The Gate and Leatherface star Stephen Dorff had joined the upcoming third season of HBO’s “True Detective”.

Today we wanted to let you know that Monsters and 68 Kill star Scoot McNairy has joined the third season as well. He is all set to play Tom, “a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.”

Dorff will play Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner (Mahershala Ali), has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime.

I’m excited to check out “True Detective” S3. Even after the ‘meh’ second season. How about you? Let us know below!

Nic Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.


A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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Fear the Walking Dead Takes a Bite Out of Home Video



It’s taken three seasons, but “Fear The Walking Dead” has finally become as interesting as it should have been to begin with. If you lost hope after the first two seasons, we invite you to give the third a chance. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a rotting step in the right direction.

Game? Than you’ll be happy to know that Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season comes to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on March 13!

In Season 3, our survivor families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico Border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but their families as well.

Special features including deleted and extended scenes and audio commentaries. Check out the artwork below.

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Panic Fest Launching Next Week in Kansas City: Dread Central Presents Taking Over!



Next week Kansas City, MO, will be inundated with the creepy, the spooky, and the downright scary as Panic Fest celebrates its 6th annual event at the Screenland Armour Theater! The three-day festival runs January 26 through 28 and will feature over 20 feature films, two short film blocks, several live events, and special guest appearances!

We truly believe this is the most solid film line-up we’ve had to date,” said Adam Roberts, co-founder of the festival and owner of Screenland Armour.

Playing at the festival will be Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk, Ryan Prows’ Lowlife, Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid, Adam Green’s Victor Crowley, Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, and more.

But why we’re really excited about the lineup is that not one, not two, but THREE Dread Central Presents films will be playing! Attendees can see Vidar the Vampire, Terrifier, and Imitation Girl during those three days, which we highly recommend doing!

We really wanted to take a big step forward in becoming the forefront for emerging films and filmmakers in these genres,” said Tim KC Canton, co-founder of the festival and founder of

Special guests include Geoghegan, Prows, They Remain‘s Philip Gelatt, and both Green and Lynch, who will not only be on hand for their films but also to do a live recording of their podcast, The Movie Crypt!

Ticket information can be found at Panic Fest’s official website.

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