Dread Central Turns 8!

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Dread Central Turns 8!On July 4th, 2006, Dread Central opened its doors, and for nearly a decade now we’ve been bringing you constant horror content every day since. No holidays. No days off. We’re always here, and we are always happy to do so. So it’s with great pride that we wish you, our readers, a happy anniversary!

Being a writer in the web business is not easy. There are so many bumps along the way that it gets hard to remember the smoother patches. One thing that doesn’t change, though, is how absolutely worth it it all is.

You guys give us a platform, and we do our best to honor that gift. We’ve made each other laugh, screamed over our disagreements (complete with CAPS LOCK ON), and have learned so much from one another. Every day that we get to do this is a blessing, and in an industry where so many websites comes and go, our longevity is something we are thankful beyond words for. You make every day Halloween. Really, is there anything better than that?

Lots of Dread Central staffers have gone on to work on some pretty big things, and that’s another thing we’re proud of. No matter where life has taken us, we always have this home. The Foywonder, Andrew Kasch, Buz Wallick, Mr. Dark, and Nomad have been here since day one, and we’re lucky to have them. To them I’d like say thank you for sticking by us on behalf of myself, KW Low, and of course Jon Condit.

Other DC family members worthy of our unconditional gratitude are Scott Hallam, Gareth Jones, Matt Fini, Sean Decker, Brad McHargue, Drew Tinnin, Heather Buckley, Serena Whitney, Aaron Williams, CrixLee, and Alex DiVincenzo. We’d also like to welcome and thank the class of 2013/2014 – John Squires, Scott Dell, Staci Layne Wilson, Anthony Arrigo, Matt Molgaard, and Vanessa Gomez. You guys are as fucking rock and roll as they come.

As always, my personal thanks go to Jon Condit, KW Low, and Debi Moore. If not for this trio, Dread Central simply wouldn’t exist. As a matter of fact, neither would I. You three have been collectively saving my life for years, and I would be ZERO without you. Especially Debi. Someone’s gonna erect a statue of her one day for her saint-like service of putting up with me every day. I love you guys more than words could ever fully express.

Then there’s you sickos! Kidd Capone, Terminal, David Fullam, James Coker, AlienSharkBoy, Frank_Dracman, theGoldenSimatar, Screamz, LSD Zombie, Nazo, MagusMaleficus, Cinemascribe, MichaelRAllen, Cash Bailey, elric300, GODFLESH69, NYC-Hearts, MonsterMash, addeisdead, Shambling_in_Bandages, shallowcuts, RottenJesus, PrairieGhost, Diavolo, LifeMi, will graham, Jerel Of The Dead, Orlovsky, Gus Bjork, conundrum, Rob, and of course our Mexican brother from another mother, “El Soccer Dude” J. Oviedo. You cats post just about every week at least, and we’re proud to have you as not only our regulars but also our peers. Thanks for making the DC community one of the best and friendliest places online. And if you’re reading this and you haven’t jumped in, fucking do so already! I know you’re there! I can see you online!

Here’s to another year, kids! Thank you.

Dread Central Turns 8!

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  • kiddcapone

    It’s been a great 8 years, keep it going! Best Horror News site on the net. Period.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Happy Birthday

  • Cinemascribe

    Happy #8, folks. Let’s hope for at least eight more. Keep up the good work!

  • Rob

    Happy Birthday! Damn, I still remember finding this site in January 2007. Time flies.

  • will graham

    Happy Bday!

    Christ where does the time go?

  • LSD Zombie

    It doesn’t seem like 8 years has passed since the creation of Dread. 8 years ago I was 19! Here’s to 8 more awesome years.

  • Rottenjesus

    It’s been 8 gore-lious years of hijinks, horrors, yukks and YUCKS! DC continues to be the best place for everything horror.

    Happy Barfday, DC! You’ve earned it!

  • aliensharkboy

    Congratulations! … I got nothing witty or particularly deep to add otherwise.

    You guys rock, so keep it coming! Visiting this site every morning during these very busy days of “growing up” is one of the only things keeping me sane. I thank you for that.

    • MonsterMash

      I second this.