In our unending quest to land free stuff for every single reader of Dread Central, we bring something special for those of you in the Dread Central Chicago Chapter. Read on for info on winning a pair of tix to Sci-Fi Spectacular, a 14-hour sci-fi/horror movie marathon!
The event will be held on April 28, with doors opening at 11am. The location of the event is the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641 (1-773-736-4050). Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall, Fast Times At Ridgemont High) will be there in person! Tickets for the event are $20 on pre-sale and $24 at the door. Pay once and come and go as you like.
To enter for a chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
Follow this link to purchase tickets.
Current Film Line-Up
11:30 – Trailer Trash (Vintage Trailers & Short Films!)
Noon – Little Shop of Horrors (Original Corman Classic!)
1:30 – The Last Starfighter (80’s Awesomeness!)
3:15pm – Brazil (The Ultimate Dystopian Future!)
6pm – Night of the Comet (star Kelli Maroney in Person!)
8:15pm – Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam’s Modern Masterpiece!)
10:30pm – Attack the Block (Monster Mayhem!)
Midnight – The Theatre Bizarre (Midwest Premiere!)
In addition, there will be short films, vintage horror and sci-fi trailers, vendor tables, free posters and a live charity auction for Vital Bridges.
For all the info on the Sci-Fi Spectacular, visit the official Sci-Fi Spectacular Facebook page.
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Contest: Win an Autographed ISLAND ZERO Poster
Next week sees the release of the indie horror film Island Zero and since we’re heading into summer and we’re feeling like venturing to a lovely island ourselves, we thought it’d be fun to offer three of you the chance to win the film’s poster signed by Tess and Josh Gerritsen! To enter, all you have to do is fill out the form below and you’ll be sorted!
“Inhabitants of a fishing island off the coast of Maine find themselves mysteriously cut off from the outside world after the ferry suddenly stops coming. All the phones have gone dead, and every boat sent to the mainland fails to return. When dead bodies turn up along the water’s edge, the hardy band of survivors must find out who, or what, is killing them.”
Written by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen and directed by her son Josh, Island Zero stars Laila Robins, Adam McLaughlin, Teri Reeves, Anabel Graetz, Richard Sewell, Stephanie Atkinson, and introducing Elaine Landry. It was produced by Mariah Klapatch.
The film comes to VOD on May 15.
Win TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL on Blu-ray or the 6-Film TREMORS DVD Box Set!
Get your ass blasters in gear and enter our contest to win yourselves either Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (review) or the Tremors: The Complete Collection DVD box set, which features all 6 films!
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to email@example.com including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS along with “TREMORS CONTEST” in your subject line. Please specify whether you’d prefer the DVD or the Blu-ray, and we’ll take care of the rest.
This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on May 1, 2018. Note: By entering this contest, you are consenting to allow Dread Central and its subsidiaries use of your email address.
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell and Tremors: The Complete Collection hit stores on May 1st. Good luck!
Contest: Win DEATH LINE and DEATHDREAM on Blu-ray
Attention, ALL readers of Dread Central! Yes, that’s right… every one of you across the globe! We’re helping our pals over at Blue Underground with a contest where they will be giving a Blu-ray copy of Death Line and Deathdream to one of you! To enter, all you have to do is use the form below; and you’re all set!
Also, to learn more about the titles, simply click on the names, and you’ll be taken to Blue Underground’s website, where you can see specifics about each film!
To reiterate, this contest is open to people across the globe. Anyone, anywhere, can enter. However, the contest ends next Tuesday, May 1st, at 12 midnight ET, so make sure you enter before then!
“When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of Halloween) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate.”
“In this shattering variation on The Monkey’s Paw, grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award nominees John Marley of The Godfather and Lynn Carlin of Faces) refuse to accept the news that their son, Andy (Richard Backus), has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (Black Christmas) and written by Alan Ormsby (Deranged), Deathdream was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.”
- Rottenjesus The only reason it's dark is because the DU is dead and it's never coming back.
- Jack Derwent Slappy Halloween was a much better title.
- Nicholas McCrae Kimble Excuse me, but, Toho did the cinematic universe thing first. The Showa Era movies. From Gojira, Rodan, Varan, Mothra, Godzilla vs Mothra, Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster (which had Godzilla, Mothra...
- TheRedHood Great list. Lately I've been listening to Tremble https://threeangrynerds.com/category/tremble/ And Return To Camp Blood http://campbloodpodcast.com
- Steven Millan Hopefully,the majority of those films(and novels) that Fangoria will release under their fourth(or is that fifth) new media entertainment label will be an awful lot better than the large majority of...
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