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Night Things Books Heading To The Small Screen

Terry M. West’s creepy Night Things series of books will soon be heading to the screen in the form of a weekly TV series. From the Press Release: Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard’s Council Tree Productions (“The Chronicles of Ara,”… Continue Reading →

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Terry M. West's Heroin in the Magic Now Available August 31st

One thing we try to do here at Dread Central is keep you as up-to-date as possible on all the latest literary horror news, and this morning we have info on Terry M. West's intriguingly titled Heroin in the Magic Now, due out on August 31st.

A trade paperback is expected to quickly follow for this horror novella that is described as "'Breaking Bad' meets 'True Blood'."

As a bit of back story, Heroin in the Magic Now is a dark and personal tale by Terry M. West.

Though known more recently for his highly praised horror fiction, West spent a short period of his career on the fringe of the adult film industry. He wrote and directed soft-core films. This association nearly ruined his reputation as a serious artist, and West went into a deep depression that resulted in substance abuse.

He straightened himself
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When Red Snow Melts Brings 80k Words of Yuletide Terror!

Given all the headaches that come with the holiday season, when someone shows us artwork that includes a teddy bear getting blinded with a candy cane, our immediate reaction is to hug them. If you're in this same sleigh, read on!

From the Press Release

HorrorNovelReviews.com has just released their second seasonal anthology: When Red Snow Melts, a Christmas-themed collection featuring countless quality talents. Lending their magic are authors like Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, The Drive-In), Charles Schmidt (World of Noise), Terry M. West (What Price Gory?), Mark Allan Gunnells, Matt Molgaard, and more!

With over 30 stories, When Red Snow Melts promises to be a standout seasonal offering, and it’s available now via Kindle eBook on Amazon.com for the affordable price of $2.99.

Quality Christmas horror anthologies are a rarity, but this near-80k word collection manages to impress!

Check out the gorgeous cover artwork below by
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Brand New Horror Themed Christmas Anthology When Red Snow Melts Available Now

Just in time for the holidays a brand new seasonal anthology When Red Snow Melts a Christmas themed collection is now avilable for your reading pleasure. The ebook features countless quality talents. Lending their magic are authors like Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba HoTep The DriveIn) Charles Schmidt (World of Noise) Terry M. West (What Price Gory) Mark Allan Gunnells Matt Molgaard (Horror Novel Reviews) and more With over 30 stories When Red Snow Melts promises to be a standout seasonal offering and its available now via kindle eBook on Amazon.com for the affordable price of 2.99.
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Book, which brings together some of the biggest names in Italian horror, a trailer for Dead of the Nite, new releases from Cavity Colors, and much more:

First Details on The Book: “The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes. A one off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting all the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes first details Dark, casting news for Bedlam Stories, DVD release details for Evidence, a Q&A with the creators of Zombie Gnomes, and much more:

Bedlam Stories Casting Update: “Director Pearry Teo’s (Necromentia, The Gene Generation, and the upcoming The Dark Prince) newest twisted horror movie has added a seasoned indie veteran to their cast, Scream Queen Jessica Cameron.

Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nelly Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz.” Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentation on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrored Dorothy’s imaginary world.
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Trailer Arrives Online for Gallery of Fear

The official trailer for horror anthology film Gallery of Fear just arrived online, and it contains an amazing amount of screaming, creepy characters doing bad things to each other. The film is made up of four stories, and the lovely Debbie Rochon ties them all together as Ms. Roberta Van Houten.

The shorts within the film are entitled "Critic's Choice", "By Her Hand She Drags You Down", "Down the Drain" and "A Far Cry From Home". Gallery of Fear is written and directed by Alan Rowe Kelly and Anthony Sumner and along with Rochon stars Jerry Murdock, Zoe Daelman Chlanda, Alan Rowe Kelly, Don Money, Terry M. West, Katherine O'Sullivan, Raine Brown, Benzy, Shane Kulman, Mike Lane, Robert Norman, Miguel Lopez, Jessie May Laumann and Tom Lanier.

Gallery of Fear has been well received at film festivals thus far and is looking for a wider release later this year. Give
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Exclusive Interview: Director Anthony G. Sumner Vs. Brian S

Anthony G. Sumner is the director of what I consider the stand out indie film of 2010. Many of you followed along with our coverage of this cool little movie and now it's finally available on VOD and will hit store shelves on DVD in June so be sure and check it out because I honestly think you'll enjoy the fun horror treat. Check out my latest Versus with director Anthony G. Sumner and watch the cool Exclusive GeekTyrant clip and Red Band trailer after the interview!

Hey Brian - Thank you so much for all the support you have shown III Slices Of Life, it has been huge in helping the project move along. Before we jump into the questions, I want to ask everyone to Please visit our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/3Slicesoflife) and become friends of the film- it is the best way for us to
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Interview with director, actor Alan Rowe Kelly (Don't Look In The Basement)

The first thing people will notice about horror director Alan Rowe Kelly (Don't Look In The Basement, I'll Bury You Tomorrow) is that he is a gender bender, but Kelly has been bending more then genders his entire career as he has broken out the idea of conventionality. At the age of 39, with 40 just right around the corner, he had an epiphany. Bored with a career as a stylist, he made the sudden and dramatic move to horror. First testing the waters as an author, he switched over to the world of indie horror film directing where he won great acclaim for "I"ll Bury You Tomorrow". As he continued to direct films, he also started making a name for himself in the indie horror world as an actor playing power players, agents, something that rhymes with witch, etc. These were powerful, empowered characters that personally reflected upon Alan Rowe Kelly himself.
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Don’t Look in the Basement Remake Postponed

Filming for Alan Rowe Kelly's remake of the drive-in classic, Don't Look in the Basement has been postponed. According to Kelly the bad economy is taking its toll on indie films this year, but he hopes to have the film up and running by 2010. In the meantime, Kelly plans on completing the anthology Gallery of Fear starring an all-star indie horror cast including Debbie Rochon, Raine Brown, Terry West, Jerry Murdock, plus many more. Fans can expect Gallery sometime around February/March 2010.
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Gay Of The Dead 12: Writer/director/actor Alan Rowe Kelly: Part 1

I had never seen any of Alan Rowe Kelly’s films until he contacted me—literally moments after posting my first Gay Of The Dead blog. And yes, that is Alan in the photo to the left. Don’t worry, we’ll get to that later.

Kelly’s opening salvo to me was the grisly, intense and controversial A Far Cry From Home segment from the recently wrapped Gallery Of Fear anthology, which he co-wrote, co-directed and produced for his Southpaw Pictures. From there I jumped back to his first feature, I’LL Bury You Tomorrow, a loopy, sprawling, bloody feature that manages to wind storylines of seven main characters into one big crazy fest. After that, I popped in The Blood Shed, which starts off with a preteen kid being yanked in half and just gets more insane (see: awesome) from there.

After watching Kelly’s films and chatting
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Kelly’s Gallery Of Fear anthology wraps wraparound

Indie filmmaker Alan Rowe Kelly sent along word that his long-aborning anthology feature Gallery Of Fear has wrapped, with the completion of the wraparound segment “Critic’s Choice.” This part of the film stars Fangoria Radio’s Debbie Rochon (pictured) as Roberta Van Houten, a nasty art critic who introduces each story.

The four tales are “A Far Cry from Home” and “Down the Drain,” along with “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” and “It Rips,” directed by Anthony G. Sumner, also a cinematographer and FX creator on the project (see more details and photos here). The filmmaking team additionally includes cinematographers Bart Mastronardi and Dominick Sivilli, composer/sound designer Tom Burns and FX artists Brian Spears, Benzy, Michael Todd Schneider and Henry Boriello, along with actors Zoë Daelman Chlanda, Jerry Murdock, Joshua Neslon, Terry Shane, Raine Brown, Katherine O’Sullivan, Don Money, Benzy, Susan Adriensen, Terry M. West,
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Media Blasters Option Terry M. West's Dreg!

Terry M. West's psychological werewolf novel Dreg has been optioned by the company that has supplied us with great Tokyo Shock titles, Media Blasters!

According to Mr. West, "Dreg was optioned off and on by a few companies through the years, and now I am very excited about seeing Dreg finally brought to life on the screen. Media Blaster’s Carl Morano read the novel while we were shooting Flesh for the Beast and approached me last year about putting it together for Fever Dreams. Dreg is ambitious, and Carl has encouraged me to adapt the screenplay balls to the walls. It’s going to be fun. Dreg is a weird hybrid of fairy tale, good old-fashioned horror and suspense"

With West handling the first draft of Dreg, fans shouldn't have to worry about too much being changed from the original novel. For those of you who haven't read the story yet,
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