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Uncover Hidden Horror in New Must-Own Book

I cannot tell you how often we here at Dread Central are asked to recommend some good horror movies. Most of the time when we answer, we're met with a kind of stunned silence because 8 times out of 10 the same people asking have never heard of our recommendations.

Now, instead of just naming titles, we can direct the inquisitive chill seeker to a single book... Dr. AC Presents Hidden Horror. Having had a chance to peruse this terror tome, we can assure you that it's nothing short of an indispensable resource to those new to the genre as well as those who are as jaded as they come. The holidays are coming, kids! We recommend this be added to the shopping list Asap. If not... Santa Will Punish, and rightly so!

Having covered the onscreen terror essentials with Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies, Dr.
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Exclusive: 'The Profane Exhibit' Hires Two New Gentlemen

Exclusive: 'The Profane Exhibit' Hires Two New Gentlemen
As a fan of extreme horror - both in tone and gross-outs - I have been keeping a close eye on The Profane Exhibit. The anthology of extreme horror will include segments directed by a collection of internationally renown filmmakers like Sergio Stivaletti (Dellamorte Dellamore), Coffin Joe (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), and Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) who returns to horror after over twenty years. 

Each segment will be introduced by a different person, known collectively as the Gentlemen (regardless of gender), storytellers from important moments in horror history. Previously announced Gentlemen include Bai Ling (The Crow, Dumplings) and Tony Todd (Candyman). Joining that list are Laurence Harvey and Christina Lindberg.

Laurence is best known for his role in The Human Centipede 2, and will appear in The Human Centipede 3. Christina is best known for Thriller: A Cruel Picture (aka They Call Her One-Eye) a
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A Weekend With Coffin Joe: Five of the Undertaker's Most Wild and Outrageous Films

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More than a decade before Freddy Krueger and his knife-hands existed, another sadistic and maniacal monster roamed the cinematic screens in Brazil. Jose Mojica Marins is the writer, director, and actor most commonly known in horror circles as Coffin Joe. Coffin Joe’s legacy all started with At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul in 1964, the first film in a trilogy of terror-filled tales all starring the man himself. He often addresses the viewer directly in his films, bringing us into the screen and completely immersing us in the horrors of his world. What is truly remarkable about Coffin Joe’s films is threefold: he started making horror and exploitation very early on; he made extremely controversial films in a deeply religious (Catholic) country; and his mode of filmmaking was 100% Diy. Not only did Coffin Joe direct, write, and star in all of his films, but he also handled most
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The Top 10 Horror-Themed Music Videos of 2012 [Nsfw]

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The Top 10 Horror-Themed Music Videos of 2012 [Nsfw]
2012 was a banner year for horror-themed music, and a hell-ton of amazing visuals to accompany it. So much of it, in fact, that I decided to devote an entire article to my favorite creepy music videos of the year. This list (which is alphabetical and not necessarily in order of preference) runs the spectrum from dark comedy and satire to loving twists on classic horror flicks... along with a few entries that defy all description, a couple that might give you nightmares, and one in particular that will shock all but the most jaded gore fiends and send just about everyone else screaming into the night. So, with out further ado... fire up those vids, kids! Amanda Palmer: “Killing Type” Known to gothic rock fans as the singer for the Dresden Dolls (and to everyone else as Mrs. Neil Gaiman), Palmer holds nothing back when it comes to expressing herself.
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The Heavy Get Down with the Dead in New Music Video

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Acclaimed UK garage-funk-rock combo The Heavy (whom you probably remember from their runaway hit single “How You Like Me Now?”) decided to pay tribute to old-school horror in their new music video for “Can't Play Dead,” the latest single from their third full-length album The Glorious Dead. Using surreal stop-motion techniques reminiscent of the Brothers Quay with a touch of Tim Burton's macabre mischief, director Jason Willis created an homage to a half-dozen horror films, including Ed Wood's Plan Nine from Outer Space, the silent classic Nosferatu, the original Phantasm and even the Brazilian cult classic At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul. The clip depicts a creepy sorceress using voodoo dolls, magic potions and other occult goodies to raise a surprisingly well-dressed corpse while the band's skeletal alter-egos rock out from beyond the grave (and back again). Check it out below!
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Scary Monsters 2011, Round 2

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More than halfway through October now, and it's high time for a followup to the first "Scary Monsters" roundup of the year, the one that pointed to several ongoing month-long cinephilic celebrations of Halloween. Before taking a look at a few recent and upcoming releases, let's begin with a list, namely, Glenn Kenny's at MSN Movies, the "50 Scariest Movies of All Time." At Some Came Running, Glenn kicks himself for forgetting to include Erle C Kenton's Island of Lost Souls (1932) with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi: "In my defense, I've long held that it's not a real 'greatest' list unless it complains at least one completely bone-headed and inexcusable omission, and the omission of Souls, I would say, constitutes a particularly distinguished instance of such." Update: At Criterion's Current, Susan Arosteguy lists "10 Things I Learned" about Souls — factoids, some odd, some nifty, some a little spooky. Update, 10/21:
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: March 29th - Scream if You Are a Black Swan

It doesn't matter if you're a black swan or a white swan; we're sure you're going to want to bring home the dementedness that is Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.

The film also stars Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder. If you live in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco or Chicago, you can participate in the Black Swan Experience on April 2nd.

Since Scream 4 is coming out in theaters shortly, it is only appropriate that the Scream trilogy is being re-released in glorious Blu-ray. Bring home the franchise created by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson that gave the horror genre a booster shot back in the mid 1990s. A trio from the original cast -- Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette -- will be gracing the big screens with a whole new cast soon enough.

In addition, don't
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Coffin Joe to Embody Evil on Blu-ray a Bit Later

The wait to get our hands on a Blu-ray of Embodiment of Evil (review here) has been nearly unbearable, and unfortunately it's about to last another couple of weeks longer.

Dread Central learned today that the final film in the Coffin Joe trilogy, The Embodiment of Evil, will be hitting home video here in the States on March 8th instead of the originally announced Fenruary date which has already come and gone.

The film is directed by and stars Portuguese filmmaker José Mojica Marins and is the third film in the Coffin Joe trilogy, following At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) and This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967).

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include:

Featurette: Making of Embodiment of Evil Footage from the Fantasia Film Festival premiere Original theatrical trailer

Oh happy day!

- Uncle Creepy

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Synapse Films Set to Release 'Embodiment Of Evil'! on Feb. 9!

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Synapse Films recently send us over information, regarding their upcoming release "Embodiment Of Evil", which will be released in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack on February 9th.After serving a 40-year prison term for the crimes he committed in At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul and This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, Coffin Joe is finally released from the mental health wing of the São Paulo State
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Synapse Bringing Coffin Joe's Embodiment Of Evil To BluRay.

In the last few years a handful of iconic horror directors have made less than triumphant returns to the big screen, fans being disappointed to find that their heroes had apparently lost the fire. And then there's The Embodiment Of Evil. The return of Brazil's legendary Coffin Joe after a decades long absence The Embodiment Of Evil is as raw, shocking and potent as anything turned out at any point in the Coffin Joe canon. It's punishing stuff, this, and soon it can be yours in glorious high definition thanks to the folks at Synapse.

After serving a 40-year prison term for the crimes he committed in At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul and This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, Coffin Joe is finally released from the mental health wing of the São Paulo State Penitentiary and back into society.  The sadistic undertaker quickly returns to fulfilling the goal
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Coffin Joe, The Embodiment of Evil, Coming to Blu-ray and DVD in February

Oh, Synapse Films. You are officially our hero of the week! Coffin Joe's latest tale of terror on Blu-ray? We love you. We just love you. Get excited, folks! If you're not familiar with the insanity of the Coffin Joe flicks, you're in for a real treat!

According to High-Def Digest Synapse Films has announced Embodiment of Evil (review here) will be released in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 8th.

The film is directed by and stars Portuguese filmmaker José Mojica Marins and is the third film in the Coffin Joe trilogy, following At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) and This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967).

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include:

Featurette: Making of Embodiment of Evil Footage from the Fantasia Film Festival premiere Original theatrical trailer

Oh happy day!

- Uncle Creepy

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon!
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Fantasia 2009: José Mojica Marins' Embodiment of Evil

[/link], in full Coffin Joe regalia and accompanied by a brood of costumed minions, accepted a lifetime achievement award at Fantasia following the presentation of Embodiment of Evil.  Judging from the enthusiastic reaction of the crowd to the film and to Marins himself, this true third installment in the Coffin Joe trilogy did not disappoint. After 40 years in prison for the crimes committed in 1964's At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul and 1967's This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse, Zé do Caixão (Aka Coffin Joe) is released back into society and immediately picks up where he left off in search of a perfect woman to continue his bloodline and bear him a son.  Along the way, many people happily devote themselves to him, many more are brutally tortured and murdered, and the police, with the help of a masochistic priest (Milhem Cortaz), dedicate themselves to finding
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The Weekly Wrap-Up: August 9-15, 2008

While most of the world had its eyes on Beijing and the Olympics this past week, DC's intrepid reporters Butane, Syxx, Foy, Uc, and yours truly have been scouring the globe for genre news and views to send your way. Although I'm not following the Games much myself, I thought for this August 9-15, 2008, Weekly Wrap-Up, I'd join the fray and employ an international theme focusing on projects outside the good ol' Us of A.

Considering this is also the week that brought news of a possible Bigfoot being found, it makes sense to start with a nature-run-amok item. Coming soon from Korea is Chaw, about a man-eating, mutant boar with a bad attitude. The producers are promising some realistic, frightening effects despite the creature being mostly CG, and we'll see how they do. Rogue managed to use CG successfully; hopefully Chaw will too.

Speaking of that big lovable croc-a-palooza
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