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First Look at Stephen King's Gray Matter

Well, not his exact gray matter as that would require some type of macabre shenanigans. What we're talking about here is a new short film based upon the Stephen King yarn Gray Matter starring the always wonderful Larry Fessenden.

Screamfest LA 2013 Exclusive: Skypemare and The Summoners Premiere Photo Gallery

With Skypemare and The Summoners (among many other notable short films) having had their world premieres last night, October 14th, at the 13th annual Screamfest Film Festival, we were there to photograph the black carpet. Step inside to check out our photo gallery.

Adam Green and Friends Deliver Halloween Hugs!

It was 15 years ago that Adam Green formed his company ArieScope Pictures, which has brought us films like Hatchet and Frozen. In addition to the consistent feature film output from Green and his team, they've also been putting together special Halloween-themed short films each year.

October Spotlight: Exclusive Debut of Michael Sharpe's New Short Out of One's Misery

Last year talented filmmaker Michael Sharpe debuted an impressive short film with us. So when we heard he had another he wanted to launch here on Dread Central, all we could say was, "Hell yes!"

Screamfest LA 2013 Exclusive: Skypemare Gets a Poster

With filmmaker John Fitzpatrick's horror short Skypemare set to premiere October 14th in Los Angeles at the Screamfest Film Festival, we got our hands on the brand new poster art for the Cerina Vincent-starring flick.

October Spotlight: Director of Photography Karl Siemon Talks Grandpa, Razor Eaters, and Lots More

Karl Siemon is a DP you've almost heard of thanks to a "little" movie called Saw, but if you're a serious cult film fan, you should know him well thanks to an Aussie horror film entitled Razor Eaters (2003).

Mile High Horror Film Festival Short Film Bundle Now Available On Demand

Littleton, Colorado's Mile High Horror Film Festival is happening this weekend, and Devolver Digital Films has announced that a 75-minute bundle of ten horror shorts plucked from the fest is now available nationwide on VOD.

October Spotlight: Watch Patrick Rea's Wrong Number Short Film

If you've been reading Dread Central for a while, you're well aware of filmmaker Patrick Rea; and to help us kick off our most favorite month of the year, he's graciously offered to let us be the online home for his short film Wrong Number.

Screamfest 2013 Exclusive: John Fitzpatrick and Cerina Vincent Talk Skypemare Short Film

With filmmaker John Fitzpatrick's horror short Skypemare set to premiere Monday, October 14, in Los Angeles at the Screamfest Film Festival, read on for our exclusive chat with the filmmaker and his star.

Fantastic Fest 2013: Dig Up Collaborative Short Film The Fantastic Corpse!

The last couple years have seen many different collaborations taking place within the world of horror, movies like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death bringing filmmakers together and mashing up their work.

Artwork, Trailer, and a Review Now Live for Leslie Simpson's Grandpa

A few weeks ago we posted an interview with actor turned short film writer/director Leslie Simpson about his new project Grandpa, and now we have the poster and trailer to share as well as a review!

Grandpa (Short, 2013)

Starring Francesco Basile, Eddie Baroo, Claudia Greenstone, Leslie Simpson Written and directed by Leslie Simpson

Fantastic Fest 2013 Final Wave of Programming Includes Escape from Tomorrow, Love Eternal, Miss Zombie, and More! Full Shorts Lineup Announced!

Fantastic Fest has announced its final wave of programming, including Terry Gilliam's dystopian The Zero Theorem as the closing night film. Check out the full details along with the Fest's short film lineup.

Dig Up the Teaser Trailer and Opening Scene for Short Film Necrophilia: A Love Story

There's nothing more romantic than a dude exhuming the corpse of his ex-girlfriend because he just can't live without her, is there? Well actually, it's highly disturbing, but it looks pretty damn beautiful and quite romantic in the upcoming short film Necrophilia: A Love Story.

Exclusive: Leslie Simpson Talks His New Short Film Grandpa, Directing Himself, New World Cinema, and More

Most genre fans will recall Leslie Simpson from the credits of film favourites Dog Soldiers and The Descent as, respectively, Pvt. Terry Milburn and a Crawler. Well, now he’s upped-stakes from England and is finding quite a bit of creativity Down Under.