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Everyone’s Batty for Bats 2 Tonight!



Bats: Human HarvestSure there’s the Afterdark Horrorfest and P2 in theaters this weekend, but why shell out your hard earned money to go somewhere to watch a potentially great movie when you can stay home and watch a made-for-television sequel to Bats premiering on the Sci-Fi Channel tonight? What possible reason would you have not to do so? Everyone loved Bats! I loved Bats! You love Bats! Everyone loved Bats! Unquestionably the greatest movie ever made about killer bats starring Lou Diamond Philips, Dina Meyer, and a guy known only as Leon, who didn’t come away from watching Bats saying to themselves, “Gimme more of that please!” Tonight the Sci-Fi Channel gives you what you want!

This time special forces soldiers fight the flesh-eating flying foxes. Isn’t that already better than watching a Texas sheriff and some bat scientist battling bats? Kind of gives it a Aliens vibe, huh? Killer super bats have been genetically bred to hunt down terrorists in the caves of Afghanistan; it seems they can easily eat a person alive but can’t differentiate between the taste of Islamofacism and freedom.

All the information you need is right there in that little graphic enclosed, but if you can’t see it then I’ll just write that Bats: Human Harvest premieres Saturday, November 10th (That would be tonight!) at 9/8 Central and again at 1/Midnight Central. If you’re seeing this too late to clear your calendar for this television event, you get another shot on Thursday, November 15th, again at 9/8 Central. No excuses, people!

If it’ll further sweeten the pot for you, one of those soldiers is played by a guy who used to fill a pair of trunks on Baywatch. Come on; when has a Sci-Fi Channel movie starring a former cast member of Baywatch ever sucked?

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New Novel Alien: The Cold Forge Gets Cover Art, Synopsis, and Release Date



I don’t know about you but I’m a massive fan of the Alien film series. Oh, the hell with it. Let’s cut the bull. You are too.

Anyhow, considering both of us are massive fans of the Alien films, I wanted to make sure you were aware that Titan Books has an all-new original Alien novel on the way.

It’s called “Alien: The Cold Forge” and the 320-page paperback is written by Alex White (author of the “Salvagers” series) and will be hitting the public on April 24, 2018.

You can check out the novel’s synopsis below and its current cover art to the right. Just click the image for a higher-res version.

I know I will be attempting to score a copy of the novel asap, but what about you? Are you interested in this original novel? Let us know below!

Again, “Alien: The Cold Forge” hits April 24, 2018.



A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley’s Hope, and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs.

With the failure of the Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating defeat–the loss of the Aliens. Yet there’s a reason the company rose to the top, and they have a redundancy already in place. Remote station RB-323 abruptly becomes their greatest hope for weaponizing the Xenomorph, but there’s a spy aboard–someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. If discovered, this person may have no choice but to destroy RB-323… and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.

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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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