To save everyone you love, you have to sacrifice one person you really care about in Gremlin, the new horror film from Uncork'd Entertainment that's teased in a trailer and official poster. Also in today's Horror Highlights is the latest episode of the Splathouse podcast (featuring special guest Scott Drebit from Daily Dead) and excerpts from WatchMojo's Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror.

Gremlin Poster & Trailer: Press Release: "Emmy Award winning director, Ryan Bellgardt’s (Army of Frankenstein) highly anticipated creature feature Gremlin hits VOD July 11 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Godzilla meets The Ring in a thrilling, uniquely-scripted horror jaunt that boasts amazing computer-generated effects and from some of the best in the game.

Adam receives a mysterious box from a relative containing a creature that will kill everyone he cares about. The only way to be rid of the curse is to give the box to someone he loves. As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, he can only imagine the horrors that await. Does he give the box away to save his family, or unleash a monster upon humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it. He can only give it to someone he loves…

Adam Hampton, Kristy K. Boone, Catcher Stair, Katie Burgess, Mike Waugh, and Caleb Milby star in Gremlin, available everywhere on digital 7/11."


Listen to a New Episode of the Splathouse Podcast: From Splathouse: "TINGALAYO! We are back in The SPLATHOUSE and so is one of our favorite cinematic heroes: JOE MOTHERFUCKIN' MARSHALL aka THE SAMURAI SUPER COP!

This week on the show: chuckle-fuckery abound, the artistic exploits of Mr. Thomas Wiseau, the secret genius of Mark Frazer, donkey cum, fan servicing, ridic cameos, and updating the SAMURAI COP Universe(TM) to include science-fiction (though mostly fiction)and more gangs Yojimbo can shake a katana at.

Mathew Karedas (Samurai Cop, Samurai Cop 2) joins us for this awesome episode with more anecdotes from the set and the world of "le samourai" (as Melville would write it).

Swinging by The SPLATHOUSE for the first time is the talented and lovely Ms. Melissa Moore; A woman with more work to her name than this synopsis can handle...EVIL SPAWN, CAGED FURY, REPOSSESSED, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2,VICE ACADEMY PART 2, so on and so forth. She is a scream queen, y'all.

Our good buddy Scott Drebit of Daily Dead News drops in from his shire in Canadia to contribute some thoughts and recommendations for fans of SAMURAI COP 2.

Enjoy, dear friends. We love you. Really. We do.
The SPLATHOUSE Podcast will be back in two weeks with FRESH KILL (1988).

Stay tuned to our Twitter account for details or follow @SplatCast for the inside, inside scoop on our next CO-PRO with our lovers at The ScreamCast.

Drop us a line, yeah? AND REVIEW/RATE US ON ITUNES."


WatchMojo's Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror Excerpts: "Stop while you can.


We know you’re curious about this book, about the stories tucked away in its pages, but you need to turn back while you still have a chance. This collection can’t be unread, and once you learn the truth about what’s lurking behind your mobile screens, camera lenses, and newsfeeds, you can never forget.

Read-Only; A Collection of Digital Horror, the inaugural edition of WatchMojo Publishing’s Fiction Quarterly, features fourteen never before seen short stories that reveal the insidious side of your favourite high-tech toys. We sincerely hope you enjoy the collection in front of you, but remember: read only at your own risk."

To learn more about Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror Excerpts, visit WatchMojo online.

Excerpt from “Track 001” by Caitlin Marceau:

Over the sound of the alarm, a crackling sound can be heard, and he looks up to see fire blazing through the windows of an upper office.

“Jesus Christ. What happened?” he asks no one in particular.

“No idea. Someone said it was an overheated computer that burst into flames, another person said a microwave exploded, and I think I heard two people say it was faulty wiring,” a man in ripped jeans offers.

“Jimin says it wasn’t an accident,” a pale-looking woman chimes in, wrapping her sweater tightly around her small frame. “She says she saw McKennon do it.”

“McKennon?” Noah shouts. “Suzanne McKennon? You’re trying to tell me that Suze set the fire?”

“I have no idea if she did, but that’s what Jimin’s saying. It’s the statement she’s giving to the cops. She’s pretty shaken up about it.”

“What did she see her do?” the other man asks.

“You really should ask her but, from what she told me, she said McKennon brought a bunch of cleaning liquids into her office from the janitor’s closet, gave her this creepy, empty smile, and shut the door.”


“Well, that’s it. She brought a bunch of chemicals into her room, sealed the door, and a few minutes later there’s a huge fire. It’s not hard to put two and two together.”

“She could have knocked an open bottle into one of her stupid candles.”

“Yeah, maybe, but Jimin said she brought drain cleaner in too.”

“Dude, who brings drain cleaner into an office without running water? And why would she need, like, six different chemicals anyway? I mean, it does sound pretty suspicious.”

“It doesn’t make her guilty!” Noah objects.

“Look, why don’t we just ask McKennon?” the man suggests calmly.

“Because she never left her office,” the woman says slowly. “As far as anyone knows, she’s still up there.”

Excerpt from “Honey” by M. Regan:

The droning in Mel’s ears is almost deafening now. Or perhaps it isn’t a drone at all, but instead a kind of rushing. A pulsing hum.

Blood sings in her ears like a beehive.

She blinks, thinking she must have misheard over the spike and buzz of adrenaline.

“I’m sorry?” Mel murmurs, mouth drooping into a frown. The words are warped. Her face feels warped. Sensation is ebbing out of her extremities, turning tendons to putty and muscles to mush.

She is sinking into the depths of her chair. Her stomach is sinking lower still.

Mint is sinking to the bottom of her glass, and Mel is only now realizing that hers alone is half-full.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.