When it comes to making zombies, it always seems so much worse when mindless raving berserkers are created by government tomfoolery. Project: S.E.R.A. doesn't feature zombies in the traditional sense, but this version of the undead monster could be worse.
Here is the beauty of the horror genre. Filmmakers challenge themselves to do things differently. We've seen, for example, movies made with a zero dollar budget or taken in a single shot. You never see that in other genres. You don't see anybody trying to find a unique way to shoot a buddy comedy. Only in horror do you get these unique approaches to filmmaking. And we've got a real winner for you with The Swarm.
Director Craig Singer dropped us a line to let us know about his new video entitled Shit Zombies Say, which isn't quite a short film... more like part of a bigger event. Read on for the details (scarce though they might be) and to see it for yourself.
Plenty of films deal with serial killers, alien invasions and marauding monsters - all fun stuff and great fodder for horror. The upcoming short Words Like Knives takes a more psychological approach, working in topics like bullying and mental cruelty. These are things that many individuals deal with on a daily basis, and they make great subjects for a horror film.
The day before the day before Christmas is winding down, and Santa's helpers just dropped off a special present for us to share with our Dread Central readers: the online premiere of Staci Layne Wilson's second short film, The Night Plays Tricks, accompanied by the first look at its poster art.
Steve Goltz and Kevin Sommerfield are burgeoning filmmakers at Arizona State University. After hearing that no student work would ever be censored by the college's film program, the duo set out to create an in-your-face slasher flick to appeal to horror fans. Thus, Teddy: It's Gonna Be A Bear was born and was then promptly yanked from the Annual Capstone Film Showcase, the film program's big screening of the year.
Staci Layne Wilson has another short film in the works entitled The Night Plays Tricks, and she's sent over the teaser trailer for us to debut here on Dread Central. It is a haunting romantic thriller about a man lost in time between the apparitions of women representing his past and his future.
Here at Dread Central we're fans of many things ... especially cougars. You can keep your gum-chewing nubile young lasses. We'll take the ladies with experience, thank you very much. Unless of course said ladies turn into snarling beasts looking to tear us to pieces.
Ah, burglars. You are so cute with your sinister looking masks and your grabby fingers. I've been a big fan for years. The Hamburglar, incidentally, was my all-time favorite masked man. And it's a pair of pilfering siblings that we focus on in the new short Red-Handed.
Director Jon Keeyes has released a really unique steampunk trailer for his upcoming short film/TV pilot "The Mechanical Grave." Sure, all the traditional horror sub-genres are great and much loved. But when something totally unique like this trailer appears, we've got to be sure to send it your way also.
Man, what is with Poland lately? Every time we turn around, it seems that there are more and more horror flicks headed our way from there. Not that we're complaining, of course; it's just a bit odd!