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Universal to Issue a Fear Agent?

Nowadays for a film to get made it either has to be a sequel, a remake, or based on a comic book. Yep, that's Hollywood's sacred cinematic tri-force of sorts. With Comic-Con right around the corner it's a good bet that we'll be hearing about lots more adaptations including Dark Horse's Fear Agent for Universal.

Cirque du Freak Becomes The Vampire's Assistant

It’s with some shame that I confess to having never read Darren Shan’s book series Cirque du Freak. Not yet, at least. I pride myself on staying atop the genre’s writers, but Shan continues to elude me. He hasn’t eluded Hollywood, however, as Universal is gearing up to release the big budget adaptation of Cirque this fall – only now there’s a title change to contend with.

Huge American Werewolf in London Blu-ray / DVD News

Usually when we get press releases in our inbox, we extrapolate information from them as a means to write our story for you guys to add that personal Dread Central touch to it. In this case? There's so much good to talk about we're leaving it AS IS!

The Wolfman to Howl at Halloween Horror Nights

In what seems like a complete no-brainer of an announcement, Universal Studios announced today that there will be a The Wolfman attraction at this year's Halloween Horror Nights!

Universal's Go Mutants! Brings Back Some Monstrous Faces

It's about time Universal started dipping into their overflowing classic monster pool to bring us some entertainment! That's just what they're set to do with their upcoming live-action adaptation of the Larry Doyle novel Go Mutants! Our only gripe? Instead of straight horror we're getting more light-hearted fare. Yay.

Universal's Monster Force Recommissioned for DVD

I always loved everything involving monsters as a kid. That's probably part of the reason "Masters of the Universe" and "Inhumanoids" still hold a special place in my heart. There's a good chance that if I hadn't been too old for kiddy toy toons by the time "Monster Force" came along in 1994 I'd have been a big fan of it too.

Beauties and Their Beasts in the Horror Genre

Throughout history there have been tales, legends, what-have-you about beautiful women and their effect on creatures considered unworthy or dangerous or abominations. The “love of a good woman” scenario carried to an extreme as these women do indeed usually fall in love with their hideous “captors”.

Next Up for a Reboot: The Bride!

Well, here's something we all should have seen coming: Universal and Imagine are getting ready to reinvent The Bride of Frankenstein. And they're in talks with Neil (The Illusionist) Burger to direct and co-write the script with Dirk Wittenborn.

End of Days: Damnation in the Works?

It's been almost a decade since the Y2k Schwarzenegger vs. The Devil flick End of Days (review here) taught us that a rocket launcher can indeed vanquish Big Red.

Phantasm II: This Fall the Ball is Back on DVD for the First Time!

Does Universal have another horror title in its library as heavily requested as Phantasm II? I doubt it.

Lorna Raver Talks Drag Me to Hell

Actress Lorna Raver never thought moving to LA was in the cards for her. After all, she had been enjoying a satisfying career playing theatres in both New York and Chicago. However, she took a chance with a friend when they decided to head West, and suddenly Raver found her career zooming right past live performances and into the world of being a character actress on television.

Universal and Mattel Toy With the Idea of Musical Monsters

As Hasbro continues to rack up movie deals based on its toy and game properties (coming soon to a theater near you: Monopoly, Candyland, Battleship, and Ouija), Mattel has decided that it wants in on that lucrative movie money. Mattel has a new monster-themed toy line on the way. Universal is currently high on musicals after the success of Mamma Mia! Sounds like a match made in heaven.

Lohman, Alison (Drag Me to Hell)

Alison Lohman isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. In her first major film role, she took on Michelle Pfieffer in White Oleander. Since then, the versatile Lohman has acted alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood; Nicolas Cage, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, and Benic

Justin Long Talks Drag Me to Hell

There is no doubt that Justin Long is a funny guy. After all, his resume is filled with hilarious performances in films like Dodgeball, Waiting, Accepted, and Idiocracy. So imagine his surprise when he got the call from director Sam Raimi to play the straight man in his new horror film, Drag Me to Hell.

Arrastre de mí al Infierno Tráiler

Just in time for its release this Friday, Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell is getting a little Spanish flavor with this new international trailer. Break out the chips and salsa - then have a look!