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MK vs DC (click to see it bigger!)**UPDATE: Scroll down to see some gameplay footage for yourself!**

The rumors of a bloodless, watered down, neutered Mortal Kombat can be put to rest. As I watch Scorpion take on Batman, the blood flies like a lawn sprinkler upon every contact. Game designer Brian LeBaron demoing the game for us (with Eddie Ferrier on second controller) remarks “Yup, he ain’t sweatin’ red there!” As Scorpion is driven through the walls of several rooms, we notice a gaping hole has opened in his back, revealing his spinal column. We are told that if that wound was in the front, we could see the beating heart within his chest!

At the end of one round, Scorpion celebrates a victory by turning toward the cameraman and hooking him with his chains which pull the camera in close. Mind you, this “up close and personal” viewpoint pops up often in the game during the fight as if to grab you by the neck and put you right in the middle of the carnage.

MK vs DC (click to see it bigger!)Now Scorpion finds another foe in The Flash, who uses some vicious, well planned speed attacks reminiscent of when Lex Luthor took over his body on JLU. All is in vain, though, as Scorpion gets the upper hand and the game screams the familiar “FINISH HIM!!” Scorpion promptly rips his face off, turns toward Flash, and sets him ablaze with fire from his hands. Gotta love the old school moves.

Now we have a cat fight…literally. Catwoman takes on Sonya with a mind blowing display of acrobatic combat. One move has her using her whip to wrap around the waist of her opponent, and with a yank, she hurls herself toward them feet first. Another attack has her mounting the struggling fighter to deliver some well placed claw slashes. It’s at this point our man Buz wanted to point out “their boobies shake as the fight.” Yay realism!

Now Superman jumps into the game with a dizzying demonstration of mid-air combat, ending when he’s smashed his opponent firmly into the pavement below. Nothing can escape a direct blast of heat vision, and the hapless fighter tumbles into a stone monument which breaks apart. Now the game screams for blood, but as we know well, DC heroes do not kill! Our heroes get “Brutalities”. To make sure this baddie has learned his lesson, the Man of Steel drives him into the ground like a railroad spike, leaving him buried up to his arm pits and twitching (signifying he’s still kicking.)

MK vs DC (click to see it bigger!)Comic legend Jimmy Palmiotti tells us there is a story line laced through the game, adding a further dimension and making this not just some cross-promotional smackdown title. He couldn’t say much but hinted that it’s much like those cross-branding tales where misconceptions between strangers lead to battle and, later, a super team-up to defeat a common foe. More to come on that front very soon!!

The SDCC panel for MK vs DC revealed 4 new characters in Joker, Green Lantern, Jax and Kitana (as well as a one-shot comic and unlockable mighty Jim Palmiotti character as well!), so the roster is shaping up to be one most geeky game players will find hard to resist. For me, even the possibility of Joker VS Goro is too good to pass up. Gimme.


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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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NSFW Kill Clip from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Now Available on VOD



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!


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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