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Help Fund Short Story Anthology Cadaver Bone to Benefit Good CauseTypically when someone takes to a fundraising platform like IndieGoGo, it’s to raise money so that they can make a film or a product that they can’t afford to make themselves. But this campaign’s a little bit different and the money raised from it is going towards a much better cause than usual.

Writer and video game designer Chris Pramas has a pinched nerve in his neck and he has to undergo a double spine fusion operation in order to fix it. The founder and president of Green Ronin Publishing cannot afford to pay for the operation, and his insurance will only cover roughly $50,000 of the $60,000 total cost.

Rather than asking his fans for money to help pay his out of pocket expense for the operation, he decided to instead reach out to author friends of his to put together an anthology of brand new short stories, 17 tales from award-winning writers which he has collected together in an e-book called Cadaver Bone: A Dark Fantasy Anthology. Quite the fitting name, given the surgeons will be installing a bone from a cadaver in his neck!

The book is already finished, and a $15 donation to the campaign serves as a purchase of it, with smaller level donations netting you other goodies. With 27 days still left, nearly $9,000 of the $10,000 goal has already been raised, which kind of restores my faith in humanity a bit.

To see the full list of all-star writers who contributed to the anthology, and learn more about Pramas’ plight, check out the Cadaver Bone campaign on IndieGoGo and please do consider pitching in to help out!

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Rest in Peace: Dolores O’Riordan

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Sad and shocking news has come in from the music world as Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, has been found dead at the all too young age of just 46.

According to the Associated Press, the singer’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed she died in London, where she was recording. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news.

London’s Metropolitan Police were summoned to a hotel just after 9:00 AM today. As of now her death is classified as “unexplained.”

During her career, O’Riordan provided music for the short film Z, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Evilenko, and many more films and television projects. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to extend our sincerest of condolences to Dolores’ family members, friends, and constituents.

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Dread Central Presents’ Villmark Asylum is on Amazon Prime!

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Today marks a very exciting day for us here at Dread Central as Pål Øie’s Villmark Asylum has hit Amazon Prime! This marks the first official release of a Dread Central Presents title and we can’t wait to hear what you all think! If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can watch the film for free as part of your Prime subscription. Also, if you do check it out, we ask that you please leave a review on Amazon with your honest thoughts. If you hated it, let us know! If you loved it, great! Whatever your thoughts on the film might be, we want to know them.

Also, don’t forget that we’ll be hosting double feature screenings of Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Turbo Kid later this month. You can find all details here.

Directed by Øie, Villmark Asylum stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Baard Owe.

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A crew of five hazardous waste workers are sent to a massive, abandoned sanatorium deep in the mountains. But their routine assignment takes a dark turn when they encounter the building’s terrifying past.

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Exclusive Delirium Clip Goes Running Through the ‘Net!

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Another horror flick has hit our radar called Delirium, and right now we have a slew of stuff for you to dig on including stills, the trailer, and yes, an exclusive clip! Dig it!

Mike C. Manning, Griffin Freeman, Seth Austin, Ryan Pinkston, August Roads, and Elena Sanchez star in the flick from director Johnny Martin. Look for it on January 19th via Gravitas Ventures.

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A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary house that is said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video, they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing terror as others have.

When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside the mansion they discover the truth about the family that died there, the fate of their friend, and what their own fates will be.

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