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Sadist (Short, 2007)

Starring Michael R. Kureth, Rick Kelley, Charlie Ruckus Directed by Michael R. Kureth and Charlie Ruckus

The Weeping Woman Short and Soundtrack Set for World Premiere

On April 16th, 2011, Motor City Nightmares Film Festival will be the scene for the world premiere of the latest short film by award-winning director Mark Steensland, based on a short story by Paul Kane (The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Hellbound Hearts).

The Ghosts Cause Teens to Have Fever Dreams

Got some time to kill? How about diggin' in for some good old fashioned short form horror in Eddie O'Keefe latest slice of the supernatural, The Ghosts?

Roid Rage (Short, 2011)

Starring Zach Canfield, John Carvalho, Ben Evans Written and Directed by Ryan Lightbourn

Exclusive: Danny DeVito Talks The Blood Factory and More

Known for his comedic turns in such features as Romancing the Stone and Throw Momma from the Train (among others) and on television for his roles in "Taxi" and the currently airing "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", it may come as a surprise to some that actor, comedian and Oscar-nominated producer Danny DeVito relishes in cinematic gore with the same vigor as he does laughter.

Tribeca 2011: First Details on Gerardo Herrero's Short Film Picnic

And the genre-themed pool at this year's Tribeca Film Festival has expanded by one with the US premiere of writer/director Gerardo Herrero's short film Picnic, which is described as "psychological" in nature.

Tribeca 2011: Trailer, Clip, and Stills from Short Film Year Zero

Info on another genre related entry in the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, a short film entitled Year Zero, landed in our inbox today, so of course we are passing it on to you guys. Read on for the flick's very brief synopsis, some stills, the trailer, and even a clip.

Indie Horror Month: Dave Reda's Top Five Independent Horror Films

Writer/director/actor Dave Reda has made a name for himself over the last few years with his indie genre projects including Bit Parts and his most recent effort, Horror of Our Love (which screened recently as part of the Los Angeles Comedy Festival).

Indie Horror Month: Eric England's Top Five Independent Horror Shorts

Yesterday we heard from writer/director Eric England, who gave us a list of his five favorite independent horror features. Today we take a look at the up-and-coming indie director’s favorite genre shorts. Read on to see what short films have caught his eye over the years! 1. EL CICLO

Jovanka Vuckovic Talks Zombies, The Captured Bird, Horror Lit, and More!

No self-respecting horror fan should ever admit they don’t know who Jovanka Vuckovic is. Former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue (the best horror magazine out there, in my opinion), she is an expert on the horror genre, a filmmaker and now a horror author. Her brand new book, Zombies!

Full Trailer Debut for The Key to Annabel Lee [A Woman in Triptych]

Lots of exciting news for Staci Layne Wilson's upcoming short "The Key to Annabel Lee [A Woman in Triptych]" today. Not only is Dread Central home to the exclusive online debut of the film's full trailer, but we also have an update on when and where "Annabel Lee" will be having its premiere. First things first … here's a quick overview of "The Key to Annabel Lee [A Woman in Triptych]":

First Details and Artwork for K.M. Jamison's Inhumane Short Film

Here we are smack in the middle of "Indie Horror Month", and info on an upcoming independent short film project entitled Inhumane just landed in our inbox. Talk about perfect timing! And they even included some eye candy for us to share along with the plot details. Synopsis:

Ian Messenger's The Afflicted Infects its Way Online

It's Friday. That means it's time to start goofing off, web surfing, and planning the debauchery of your weekend. What better way to kick it off than with a full short film filled with horrors for your viewing pleasure.

Exclusive: Set Visit to Danny DeVito's Skin Deep; Frank Ippolito Talks FX and Addresses Syfy's Face Off

Dread hit the set of actor Danny DeVito’s then-shooting horror short Skin Deep this past February 19th and spent some time chatting with filmmaker/FX artist and reality star Frank Ippolito, who was on hand to provide the makeup gags required of the supernatural flick.

Will Oscar's Glow Shine on Spencer Susser's I Love Sarah Jane?

Last year right before Halloween we shared with our readers a pretty cool Aussie short film entitled "I Love Sarah Jane". What does that have to do with the Oscars?