During this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Epic Pictures Group, one of the premier distributors of new and exciting horror projects, and long-time genre cornerstone Dread Central Media announced a new partnership that is set to take the horror genre by storm. The announcement was made during a special dinner for SXSW’s Midnight filmmakers, which is hosted annually by Epic.
Epic is partnering with Dread Central to extend the imprint of their horror presences, both online and off, by delivering an all-new user experience tailored to the needs of the reader and fan.
"For several years now Epic Pictures has been tirelessly delivering fans new and incredible genre films such as Turbo Kid, Nina Forever, and of course, Tales of Halloween," says Steve Barton, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Dread Central Media, LLC. "They've become a true leader in the field, and with them in our corner we can now finally bring Dread Central to the next level and create a space for horror enthusiasts online that they can truly call their own. Fans can expect some truly innovative experiences on both their desktops and mobile devices in the near future along with original content that only we can deliver."
Epic Pictures Co-Founder Shaked Berenson adds, "Epic and Dread Central share a common goal of connecting independent horror filmmakers to their fans. With access to Epic’s strong distribution channels and capital, Dread Central will be able to provide more content to its fans, while remaining completely independent."
Patrick Ewald, Epic’s CEO, says, "Dread Central has been my go-to horror site since its inception over a decade ago. The opportunity to work with the amazing Steve Barton and Jon Condit, as well as previous Epic film collaborators Buz Wallick and Andrew Kasch, is a natural progression in Epic’s ongoing commitment to keeping genre film an always evolving and terrifying experience for a worldwide audience.”
Says Jon Condit, Co-Founder of Dread Central, “We are looking forward to a terrifying partnership with Epic Pictures, whose involvement and shared vision will allow us to pursue features and developments on the site that put the fans first. This new endeavor will open up the possibility of making much needed improvements to our user experience and content offerings that were previously just out of reach for a small indie team of horror lovers.”
Tony Timpone, a long-time staple in the horror community who recently moved his fan screenings series to be hosted by Dread Central, states, "The best horror website teaming with the best indie genre company is a match made in horror heaven!"
This is just the start of something truly frightening and fun! Hold on tight!
About Epic Pictures Group:
Established in 2007 by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson, Epic Pictures Group has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic independent studios. Putting filmmakers first, Epic is committed to providing the expertise and the tools to shepherd projects from inception to movie theaters under one roof while nurturing long-term relationships in a transparent, inclusive and fun environment. Throughout the past decade, Epic produced many SXSW’s alumni including cult hit TURBO KID, Rick Alverson’s ENTERTAINMENT, Mike Mendez’s BIG ASS SPIDER!, as well as all-star horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Recent releases include JERUZALEM and SXSW’s NINA FOREVER.
About Dread Central:
Dread Central Media provides one of the leading, most well-respected horror news sites on the Web (http://www.DreadCentral.com) and offers the most up-to-date information on the latest horror projects, including trailers, stills, video interviews, and audio podcasts. In addition to films, Dread Central covers all aspects of the genre including television shows, video games, music, literary offerings, live events, and collectibles; and it also houses one of the largest horror review databases found anywhere. In addition to working with all the major studios, Dread Central is a champion of independent filmmakers, and many of them have chosen to premiere their efforts on the site. As a result, Dread Central has been instrumental in assisting them with gaining exposure and procuring distribution. If it has something to do with the dark and horrific, you'll find it at http://www.DreadCentral.com.