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Win Prizes at Texas Frightmare Weekend from Dread Central



In case you’ve forgotten, we are exactly ONE WEEK AWAY from the 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend!

Texas Frightmare Weekend is my big thing every year. As Dread Central’s sole Texan ghoul, I don’t get to play in all the big coastal shindigs that my compatriots enjoy. When you say “horror” and “Texas,” you say “Texas Frightmare Weekend” so this is Christmas, the 4th of July, and Cinco de Mayo all rolled into one for the Texan freaky fan.

This year we’re blowing it up. It’s the 10th annual show so yours truly is stepping up the DC game for this year’s event. I’m bringing a bag full of swag to give out to faithful readers all three days of the show!

Going to Frightmare? Want some knick-knacks, chotchkes, and other general cool crap? Follow ME on Twitter at @MrDarkDC and Dread Central at @DreadCentral to keep track during the show, or just find me. No, you won’t hurt my feelings if you unfollow me as soon as the show’s over, but you’d be a fool if you drop Dread Central. Also, Creepy may take a dump on your doorstep, and nobody wants that.

Here’s what you have to do: Follow my and Dread Central’s Twitter feeds to get the latest news on what’s happening as the show goes on. I’ll be live tweeting, as always, but this time I might provide instructions or clues on how YOU can win one of the goodies I’ll bring along.

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Sometimes, especially Saturday, the cell towers surrounding the Hyatt Regency start screaming in agony and you simply can’t get a signal strong enough to read Twitter. No problem! Your alternative path to free goodies is to find me at the show. I’m hard to miss as I’ll be cosplaying as Uncle Creepy: Dread Central shirt, shaved head, cargo shorts, goatee. (The fact that this is how I usually look is beside the point so PLAY ALONG.) However, I’ll be taller and will smell better. I will also be less likely to dry hump your leg while singing disco hits so you have that going for you.

Spot me, say hi, and mention that you’d like a shot at a treat. I’ll either think up some random task to prove your worth or slip you something right then and there. I may also just give you a prize. (That joke format shall hereafter be known as “The Ferguson,” and you’re cool if you get why.)

One last thing: Do me a favor and ping me on Twitter to let me know you plan on coming to the show. I want to be able to bring enough goodies for everyone!

The 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend is taking place May 1-3; keep your eyes on the Texas Frightmare Weekend Facebook page for updates.


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Netflix to Tell The Frankenstein Chronicles in the States



There’s still a big part of me that wonders why Universal – or anyone for that matter – has not been able to reboot classics like The Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Maybe they’re trying too hard? Maybe they keep putting the wrong people at the helm?

Look at del Toro’s The Shape of Water… It’s pretty much a new version of The Creature of the Black Lagoon with a heavier emphasis on the relationship between monster and chosen mate. Even though there are a couple of hokey parts, it really works and is excellent. So maybe we need to look elsewhere throughout the world to meet with success. Case in point: “The Frankenstein Chronicles.”

Variety is reporting that the hit six-episode UK series starring Sean Bean will be coming Stateside and more via the ever-growing streaming service Netflix.

This deal opens the way for Netflix to make further seasons should it resonate with its U.S. and global subscribers.

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Set in 1830s London, Bean (“Game of Thrones”) plays John Marlott, a war veteran and river policeman. Season 1 of the serialized show sees him investigating the case of a corpse made up of body parts from different children and finding the matter involves senior establishment figures and demonic forces.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn Returning to the Horror Genre



Know what’s funny? We horror fans have known how good James Gunn was all along. It just took the rest of the world time to catch up! Now that Gunn has made his big Hollywood bones with his two Guardians of the Galaxy flicks, he’s returning to the genre to produce a new horror flick! Oh, happy day!

Word came across our desks that Gunn has signed on to produce an untitled horror feature with The H Collective. It was written by James’ brother Brian and cousin Mark Gunn. James will produce the project in between writing the highly anticipated feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and starting production. Gunn’s longtime collaborator David Yarovesky will direct.

The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his shingle, Troll Court Entertainment. Brian and Mark Gunn, Dan Clifton, and The H Collective’s Nic Crawley will executive produce.

The project is expected to go into production in the spring of 2018 and brings Gunn back to his horror roots. The filmmaker, whose credits included mostly fan-favorite horror gems like Slither prior to writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy, is responsible for turning the Marvel property into one of the most memorable franchises in the Marvel universe.

More as we get it!

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Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray Release Date and Special Features Announced



Hoo-ray! I have been waiting for this day for the past two months (or, you know, 36 years) as this is the day that we have the release date, cover art, and special features for director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

As we told you guys a few weeks back, the film was considered a disappointment at the box office (considering its budget) so hopefully once the film hits Blu-ray it will become a cult hit – just like the original.

You can check out all of the details below. Do you plan on buying Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray? Let us know below!

Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green. The script was based off a story by Hampton Fancher, which in was turn based on the original film’s source material, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Edward James Olmos, David Dastmalchian, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri, David Benson, Ellie Wright, and Kingston Taylor.

Blade Runner 2049 hits Digital on December 26th and 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 16th.

Special features:

  • Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • Blade Runner 101:
    • The Replicant Evolution
    • Blade Runners
    • The Rise of Wallace Corp
    • Welcome to 2049
    • Jois
    • Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas
  • 2022: Black Out prologue
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn prologue
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run prologue


Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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