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Topps Uncans New Garbage Pail Kids Including Clinton and Trump!

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

Around these parts we’re big fans of Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids so when news came of a new set, you know we’re all over it! Especially since Hillary and the Donald get skewered “bigly!

You can get the entire set of their new “American as Apple Pie in Your Face” set for just $39.99, or if that’s too much of an investment in your funny bone, there are lots of other buying options too. Click here to order yours however you want them and to check out all the new “Kids.

Dig on everyone’s least favorite candidates below.

Trump GPK

Clinton GPK

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Tubi TV is Thankful to Stephen King in November

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

The fiends over at Tubi TV have just sent over a list of new horror flicks hitting their service in November. All of them UNEDITED AND FREE including a trio of tales from the master of horror, Stephen King!

  • Angel Heart (1987)
  • Arachnid (2002)
  • Asylum (2008)
  • Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
  • Bug (2007)
  • Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh (1995)
  • Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1986)
  • Jekyll And Hyde (1990)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • Sorority Row (2009)
  • Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
  • Stephen King’s Riding The Bullet (2004)
  • Stephen King’s Thinner (1996)
  • The Substitute (2008)
  • Thankskilling (2009)

Tubi TV

Tubi TV is the free Internet TV network that offers the largest collection of movies and TV shows. Led by a team of passionate entertainment and technology enthusiasts based in San Francisco, Tubi TV is freeing premium movies and TV shows so viewers can be entertained without the hassle of subscription fees or credit cards. Advertisements from our brand advertisers ensure that Tubi TV remains free for everyone. Find Tubi TV on Android and iOS mobile devices, and on OTT devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV and more. Watch Tubi TV on the web.

Tubi TV

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Tonight on Den of Dread: Hide and Shriek and More Giveaways!

Posted by Ted Hentschke on October 25, 2016

Happy almost Halloween, horror fans! Tis the season to be spooky, and no one welcomes that more than the good folks in the Dread Central family. Whether we’ll be spending out night taking our tikes out trick-or-treating or at a party with the cool kids, we all agree this this is a night that should be dedicated to scaring people shitless. Which is admittedly way easier when your victim is a 6 year old/blackout drunk. Unfortunately, ever since some jackass made hanging around playgrounds in a clown costume “unacceptable behavior,” I have to figure out new ways to scare people.

The good people at Funcom feel my pain, and have graciously given me a new avenue to freak out my friends: digitally! And no, not in the “leave threatening voice mails” kind of way. In the fun, video game kind of way. Check out the trailer for Hide and Shriek:

So come hang with me tonight at 6pm PDT, while I scare the crap out of some friends in this 1v1 multiplayer spook-er. Funcom are the same people that brought us The Park and The Secret World, so I’m looking forward to this one. As always, either click the link or head to twitch.tv/dreadcentralgaming. We have a few codes to give away again, so remember to subscribe and say hello if you want a chance to win!

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Fear Inc. – Duo of New Clips Bring the Shivers

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

On tap right now is a duo of new clips along with our exclusive clip from director Vincent Masciale’s Fear Inc. The flick is available now on VOD. Read on for all the spooky goodness!

Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Patrick Renna, Eric Lange, Naomi Grossman, Mark Moses and Abigail Breslin star.

What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your fears to life. You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2am, what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.

When horror movie enthusiast Joe Foster (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend, Lindsey Gains (Caitlin Stasey), are handed a business card for such a company, Joe’s curiosity gets the best of him. As the Fear, Inc experience seemingly begins, scares start popping up right out of Joe’s favorite horror movies, quickly turning him into a kid in a candy store. If the kid was a self-righteous thirty year old and the candy store was the prop room from SAW. After a friend explains the company’s dangerous reputation, his rollercoaster of a journey goes from light hearted fun to uncomfortably realistic as things take a major turn for the worse. Joe’s sense of reality spirals out of control as he’s forced to take responsibility for his actions, no matter the cost.

Fear Inc

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Fox Brings Home Morgan and The Disappointments Room in December

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

Two of the year’s most tepid terror tales are coming to home video via Fox Home Entertainment in December, and we’ve got the scoop on each – The Disappointments Room and Morgan. Read on.

From the Press Release:
From Oscar-nominated producer Ridley Scott and director Luke Scott comes MORGAN, a visceral, edge-of-your-seat thriller with an all-star cast starring Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Rose Leslie. Inside a remote, top-secret lab, a group of scientists are working on an experiment that is leading the way for the next steps in human evolution. But when the experiment’s subject – a genetically designed “human” (Anya Taylor-Joy) – triggers a terrifying event, those involved must decide if the promise of infinite potential outweighs the incalculable danger.

Special Features:

  • Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Film Audio Commentary by Luke Scott
  • Loom – Luke Scott Short Film with Audio Commentary by Luke Scott
  • Still Gallery

Look for it on December 13, 2016.


The door to heart-pounding terror swings wide open in THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM, a gripping psychological thriller based on true events. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Kate Beckinsale), David (Mel Raido), and their five-year-old son move from the big city to a rural Southern mansion in need of restoration. But the young family’s dream home quickly becomes a chilling nightmare when Dana discovers a hidden room in the attic, unleashing unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal shocking secrets from the past.

Special Features:

  • Unwanted: Inside The Disappointments Room

Look for it on December 20, 2016

The Disappointments Room

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New Shut In Poster Has International Flavor

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

Days ago we brought you a new international one-sheet for Shut In, and now it seems as if the same oppressive design will be embraced Stateside too. Check it out!

Shut In, directed by Farren Blackburn, arrives on November 11th.

Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, David Cubitt, Crystal Balint, Clementine Poidatz, Tim Post, Ellen David, and Alex Braunstein star.

A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Shut In


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Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters, The (Book)

Posted by Kieran Fisher on October 25, 2016

jason-barrWritten by Jason Barr

Published by McFarland

It is often the case that the “Kaiju” film is summarized as popcorn science-fiction fare which depicts beasts of a gargantuan scale committing acts of mass destruction for the sake of mindless entertainment and the occasional scare. But there’s more to them than giant monster feet crushing cities; yet, it’s very rare to find academic film studies highlighting the thought-provoking social commentary films of this ilk contain, let alone entire books.

With the exception of a select few landmark works, giant monster movies aren’t given the credit they deserve as a powerful cinematic metaphor reflective of the times – even if many of the ideas which spark their creation are born from real world issues.

Jason Barr’s The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters is essential reading for both fans of the genre and those interested in film scholarship, as it aims to provide an in-depth analysis of these movies – and it succeeds. From seminal earlier films like King Kong and Godzilla to recent hits like Troll Hunter and Pacific Rim – as well as everything in between, the book provides an insightful examination of giant monster movies from across the globe, from their roots in folklore to the contemporary issues which inspired their creation.

To hearken back to a previous point, the Kaiju film is often regarded as science-fiction. However, Barr argues against this case and goes into great detail explaining what makes them different from films rooted in sci-fi tropes. In doing so, he examines their fantasy elements, dating all the way back to folk tales from the Yokai creatures of Japan and even some of the creatures in the Bible (whether those are fables depends on your religious views, but there are some big ass monsters in the text nonetheless). If you’re interested in the folklore of other cultures and how it ties in to the creation of cinema, then you’ll find a lot of interesting reading within these pages.

The book also examines the various metaphors Kaiju films have represented throughout the years.  From factors such as the advancement of nuclear power, to war, climate change, science and more, Barr provides a wide array of perspectives pertaining to the themes these films contain.  Once you read it, you’ll undoubtedly want to revisit the bulk of them from a new perspective.

Overall, The Kaiju Film: A Critical Study of Cinema’s Biggest Monsters is a well-written, thoroughly researched book providing unique analysis of a genre that perhaps lacks respect in the grand scheme of things. Furthermore, Barr presents the information in a way that’s engaging to read; so if you’re worried about dense academic jargon, you need not to.  In fact, if you’re passionate about these movies, I doubt you’ll be able to put it down – and even if you’re not, it might make you see them in a brand new light. All in all, highly recommended.

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Child Eater Hungry for Your Kids!

Posted by Steve Barton on October 25, 2016

Playing as part of the 2016 Stockhold Film Festival is Erlingur Thoroddsen’s Child Eater based upon his short film of the same name.

Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley, and Jason Martin star. Check out the trailer alongside the original short and the poster below. Look for U.S. distribution news soon.

A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ closet.

Child Eater

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Michael Myers and Laurie Strode Join Dead by Deadlight’s Halloween Chapter

Posted by David Gelmini on October 25, 2016

It’s moments like this that make horror fans like us happy to be alive. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, two of the most recognizable icons of our genre over the last forty years, have both joined the one-million+ selling Dead by Daylight as official playable characters along with the inclusion of Haddonfield as a new stage.

Is there anything else a horror gamer could ask for?

Dead by Daylight’s Halloween Chapter DLC costs $6.99 and can be yours to buy on Steam.  We have the full rundown below; for even more, head over to Idle Hands, where Paul Nomad details his experiences with it during New York Comic Con.

HALLOWEEN is a new chapter for Dead by Daylight wherein you’ll witness the purest form of evil. Where pain is the beginning and death is the end. You’ll get to meet Michael Myers himself. Together with Laurie Strode, you’ll either fight for survival or slaughter in their old hometown, Haddonfield.


The masks we wear…
A white mask that stalks the night. A simple babysitter who wouldn’t hurt a fly. A town that felt safe as they went to sleep with unlocked doors. Whatever happened that dark Halloween night? The HALLOWEEN Chapter for Dead by Daylight includes a new killer, survivor, and map.

A familiar face…
We all hide behind masks – some more than others, and for Michael Myers this is more true than ever. If there is any humanity left inside him, it is hidden behind his mask. All his screaming victims see are lifeless eyes as he robs them of their lives.

Obsessive behavior…
Michael Myers is a disturbed being with a mind only focused one thing: killing. He is beyond help, and the only thing that can sooth his mind – for a while – is to kill. His power is called EVIL WITHIN, and as he stalks his prey, he starts to obsess, thus tagging a Survivor as an Obsession. This, in turn, changes the chances of survival radically.

Michael Myers also comes with 3 new Perks, all based around Obsession.

Save the best for last…
– As Obsessions stays alive, cooldown of missed and successful attacks are decreased.
– The Obsession’s speed for altruistic actions – such as healing and rescuing – is increased. But once killed, there’s a penalty to repairing, healing, and sabotage for other Survivors.
– As you let your Obsession escape after a chase, your movement speed is increased.

The Babysitter…
Laurie Strode’s suburban way of life was simple, even boring from time to time. Sunday night dinners. Game shows on TV. She filled her days with school, earning a few bucks babysitting the neighbor’s kids and seeing friends. Her life and name would never had made the headlines or earned its spot in the town’s history, if it weren’t for that one fateful night.

Escape – again and again…
Laurie has done this before. Escaping and surviving, over and over again. Her perks are focused around becoming the Killer’s Obsession. Laurie is a survivor by heart and will never give up.

Laurie Strode comes with 3 new Perks, emphasizing on Obsession and survival.
– Last Survivor: Your chances of survival increases as other Survivors die – disrupting the Killer’s aura reading ability.
Decisive Strike: As a last way of escaping the Killer’s grasp, Laurie takes a stab at the Killer.
Object of Obsession:  If you’re the Killer’s Obsession, you are able to see the Killer’s own aura.

You are now entering Haddonfield…
Nobody would ever suspect that a place like Haddonfield could shape the terror that is Michael Myers. It’s a calm place, a secluded place, a place where you can take a midnight stroll with your dog and never think twice about what’s hiding in the dark.

But that Haddonfield is no more. Instead a new place has formed after the events. A place where people make sure that their door is locked. A place where you might see a neighbor, just gazing out in the dark, as they thought they saw someone…

Welcome home, Laurie!
Haddonfield is a brand new map for DEAD BY DAYLIGHT. Echoes of children’s laughter and carolers can still be heard as you enter Haddonfield. Houses, streets, rusty bikes, and driveways fuse together with the dark night and create a realm of fear and horror. But don’t be fooled by the town’s calm facade. Instead, be alert and aware of Haddonfield’s dark past. As you’re now part of it.


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Details Emerge on Alien: Covenant’s New Xenomorph Species

Posted by David Gelmini on October 25, 2016

We’ve known for some time that Alien: Covenant will reconcile with fans who were disappointed by the fleeting appearance of a lone Xenomorph in Promotheus by being absolutely filled with the eyeless monstrosities, and now thanks to Michael Fassbender, we know the name of one of the particular variants that will be on offer.

Speaking to BBC Radio 2, he let slip that one of the new breeds of Xeno will be known as the Neomorph.

AvP Galaxy was able to obtain some exclusive details on said Neomorph creature: They owe their existence to an infestation of black goo across their planet which allowed the ecosystem to mutate. They also start life as pods growing on trees, which infect their hosts by entering via their ears and bursting out through their backs, a far cry from the usual Facehugger/Chestbuster approach.

Unlike most Xenomorphs, which are black in complexion, the Neomorph will also bear a distinct white tone. Their appearance is apparently based on an unused concept for an early draft of Prometheus, as shown in the art below.

Alien: Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott and also stars Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride. It will be released on August 4, 2017.


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