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Win the Short Film Collection Curious Stories, Crooked Symbols

Here at Dread Central we're big fans of short films, and we know most of you guys are also. Which is why we jumped at the chance to give away ten copies of Curious Stories, Crooked Symbols: The Short Films of Rodrigo Gudino, a collection of visionary short films from Rue Morgue magazine’s founding editor and publisher.

See the Ten Finalists from Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Out of one hundred plus entries, the ten finalists have been decided in the Halloween Horror Nights ‘Scary Good Film Competition’ contest. If you’re down for checking out all ten shorts, break out the candy corn and apple cider, settle in, and read on for the skinny!

Remote (Short, 2009)

Reviewed by Morgan Elektra Written and directed by Marc Roussel Starring Ron Basch, Sarah Silverthorne, George Komorowski, Julie McCarthy, Peter Racanelli 20 Minutes

Cure, The (Short, 2009)

Reviewed by Morgan Elektra Starring Douglas Davis, Joe Tonkin, Shahina Rahemanji, Judy Maier, Mollie Weeks Written and directed by Ryan Jafri 7 1/2 Minutes

Red Room, The (Short, 2009)

Reviewed by Morgan Elektra Starring Mikos Zavros, Nathan Russell, Russia Hardy Written and directed by JT Mollner A NoRemake Pictures production 15 Minutes

Dread Hosts Premiere of Horror Short Crymson Water in NorCal

In an act of complete nepotism, this scribe is proud to announce that his sister Peggy Decker’s horror short Crymson Water (which she executive produced and which was filmed in Northern California last summer) will premiere this Sunday, August 9 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg, CA (115 North Street). Doors open at 7:00 pm (as does the wine and micro-brew bar) and admission is $7 – not a bad price to find out “Who Guards the Lifeguards?” (as the film’s tag-line questions).

A Look into Gris Grimly's Lovesick Mind

The badass known as the Mad Creator, Gris Grimly, dropped us a line today with more insight into his latest short film Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind including the teaser trailer that he debuted at Comic-Con.

Dig in for Some Treevenge!

You want cool? We're talking really cool? Then you need to check out Jason Eisener's short film Treevenge. We don't care what you're doing. Screw your job and your boss. Let the baby cry. Turn off your TV talk shows! WATCH THIS NOW!

Five Eternal Teases

Five new teaser posters were released today by the good folks at Unstable Ground for the feature version of their hot property The Eternal, and we've got every single last one for you hot and bloody!

Killer Shorts Anthology Coming to DVD

Writer/director Michael Wade Johnson dropped us a line with an update on his anthology project, Killer Shorts. The film will be hitting the festival circuit soon, and the DVD is being released on June 30th.

More on Gris Grimly's Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind

Last week we brought you a look at filmmaker Gris Grimly’s Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind. Gris dropped us a line today with an update on filming and a behind-the-scenes look at this warped horror show.

First Look at Gris Grimly's Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind

Gris Grimly returns with another demented short film adapted from his own warped paintings, "Wounded Embark of the Lovesick Mind". The film, a surreal and nightmarish study of love and obsession, details a one-sided relationship between Lovesick and the object of his affection, Beauty. When it becomes clear that the girl wants nothing to do with her admirer, he turns to murder in order to preserve her beauty.

The Pick Up (Short, 2009)

Reviewed by Morgan Elektra Starring Georgia Kate Haege, Chris Cusano, Sergio Jones Directed by John Carchietta and Carl Morano Runtime: 26 Minutes

Terror Overload to Strike in Minnesota

Terror is set to strike in Minnesota come June. Horrifying! Astounding! Shocking! Scary adjectives! The horror anthology Terror Overload centers around a series of short stories all told by a creepy truck driver to a hot stranded hitchhiker, right before he does something, well, presumably really bad to her.

Horrorshow Shorts Free to View

Last year the great Johnny Butane had the joy of reviewing a horror short anthology aptly titled Horrorshow (read the review). The anthology's co-creator Giles Edwards recently dropped us a line to let us know that two of the films within the series are now goring up Youtube and are available for your immediate pleasures. Embedded below is the short giallo film "The Incursion" as well as the wild polizia "Neon Killer". Enjoy!