DREAD, the genre label of Epic Pictures Group and the distribution arm of Dread Central, has announced the launch of their new streaming channel and celebrates the venture with the release of their first original content series, "Chronic Horror," which is available exclusively on the DREAD app, Dreadcentral.com, and Dread Central’s YouTube channel.
"Chronic Horror" is an interview series that is the intersection of horror fandom, "munchies", and cannabis culture hosted and created by Josh Millican.
The DREAD app, which is available on Roku, Android TV, Amazon, and iTunes, hosts a number of popular Epic Pictures horror films, such as Tales of Halloween, Jeruzalem, Big Ass Spider!, Last Rampage, The Monster Project, Extremity, Book of Monsters, and Black Site and promises to grow into a one-stop destination for genre lovers with a curated mix of hit features and dynamic and exciting original streaming content.
"Dread Central is a horror site by fans for fans. The creation of the DREAD app was a natural next step to thank our community for supporting independent genre films. The Dread app is a free, ad-sponsored way to watch as much curated content as you want without worrying about the burden of paying for a subscription. Every month will be adding more content including really cool horror films and digital series," states Epic/Dread CEO, Patrick Ewald
Dread Central recently announced Josh Millican and Alyse Wax (author of the best-seller The World of IT) as co-editors-in-chief of the site, and Millican's expanded role as host of "Chronic Horror" finds him engaging with members of the horror community to talk about horror, cannabis, and everything in-between. Horror-themed lifestyle blogger and cooking host Kaci, "The Homicidal Homemaker," brings her unique brand of baking to the show, which is directed and produced by Hank Braxtan and Arielle Brachfeld (Snake Outta Compton) and Executive Produced by Ewald.
"The show is a ton of fun and entertainment is our goal, but Chronic Horror is also about breaking down stereotypes and erasing the stigma associated with cannabis use," says Millican. "It’s also important to mention that you don’t have to smoke or vape to be a Chronic Horror fan. There’s something for everyone."
Episode one is currently available on the app, and season one will roll-out every Tuesday of October. Guests for the first wave include Los Angeles promoter Camilla Jackson, Dylan Reynolds (writer/director of 4/20 Massacre), Richard Elfman (Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Forbidden Zone) and Scream Queen wife Anastasia, filmmaker Richard Trejo, and special effects mastermind and SOTA co-owner Matt Falletta. A special "Chronic Horror" Live event will take place at Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood on November 16th.
The DREAD app will soon be available on iOS and Android phones.
Check out the "Chronic Horror" trailer below.