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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! 2017 OPENS AT CEDAR POINT'S HALLOWEEKENDS

Midnight Syndicate Live! has returned to Cedar Point's HalloWeekends. "We have a brand new set list and story, making this show a completely different experience from the last time we performed here in 2014," said Edward Douglas. "I am extremely excited about the changes and I think audiences are in for a real treat."

Since the Good Time Theater that previously housed the show was torn down for expansion, the new show is being performed in the 500-seat Jack Aldrich Theater. "I think that every performance space has its own unique character, and we definitely wanted to take full advantage of the more intimate feel of the Aldrich Theater," said Gavin Goszka. "We're able to do some things here performance-wise that simply wouldn't have worked in a larger venue, and the fact that the audience is physically closer to the stage will hopefully pull them into the show in a very powerful and immersive way."

The new show runs multiple times daily every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now through October 29th. Both Gavin and Ed will be making appearances after each show in the Midnight Syndicate merch tent outside the theater (which will be loaded with great stuff including brand new t-shirts, hoodies, and more!).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
Midnight Syndicate Live! to return to Cedar Point for 2017 HalloWeekends event.

Midnight Syndicate has announced that their horror-themed multimedia concert, Midnight Syndicate Live! will be returning to Cedar Point for their 2017 HalloWeekends event. The new show will reunite several members of The Dead Matter team. Those already announced include: Gary Jones, Robert Kurtzman, David House Greathouse, Beki Ingram, Donna Williams, and the 529 Films team whose video for Midnight Syndicate's Lost track is featured on The Dead Matter DVD extras. The full press release can be found here.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack Unleashed! New Preview Tracks Posted.



Midnight Syndicate has released the Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack. Several tracks from the album (Slight Miscalculation, It Begins, We're Screwed, They're Coming For You) are available to preview. The new release features Midnight Syndicate's signature blend of sound effects and instrumental music set in the modern day, post-zombie apocalypse world of the Zombies!!! board game. "We wanted to design a soundtrack that would not only heighten the Zombies!!! game play experience, but also appeal to all fans of zombies and our friends in the haunted attraction industry," said Edward Douglas. "I think we were able to achieve that."

"Given the character and core elements of the game, I think that both of us immediately felt that this album should focus on having a more modern, aggressive sound. In order to achieve that, we brought in a lot of electronic and percussive instruments and kept the fundamental game scenarios firmly in mind, approaching it more as an actual soundtrack than as a collection of songs built around a particular theme or setting. While there are a few tracks that are more situation or location-specific, most are intended to evoke the general feel and atmosphere of the game world, allowing you to play along without interruption," added Gavin Goszka.

"The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the Zombies!!! board game," added Twilight Creations co-founder, Kerry Breitenstein. "I couldn't be more excited for the Zombies!!! fans to hear it, let alone the rest of the world!"

The album is available at the Midnight Syndicate Store as well as digitally on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
Preview track from Zombies!!! Soundtrack posted. Pre-Orders being taken!

The first preview track from the upcoming Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack has been posted on the Midnight Syndicate YouTube Channel. The track, Slight Miscalculation, is named after one of the playing cards in the Zombies!!! game which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Pre-orders for the album are being taken at the Midnight Syndicate Shop. Pre-orders will ship from Cleveland, Ohio on September 2nd. The album will be available digitally on September 8th.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
Midnight Syndicate to create soundtrack album for Zombies!!! game.

Almost 13 years after releasing the first official roleplaying soundtrack to the Dungeons & Dragons® game, Midnight Syndicate has teamed up with premier horror game designer Twilight Creations to produce a soundtrack album for the zombie apocalypse-themed Zombies!!! board game. The dark instrumental album, which will feature new and previously recorded material blended with movie-style sound design, is designed to heighten the game play experience. The musical theme will center around the Zombies!!! board game and its 15 expansion sets that pay homage to classic zombie films, especially those of directors George Romero and Sam Raimi.

"I'm a big fan of Zombies!!!," said Edward Douglas. "With the game celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, it seemed like the perfect time to undertake this project. We're working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players' gaming experience. I think album will also resonate with our fans in the Halloween and haunted house industries."

"Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting," added Gavin Goszka. "Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans."

"Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!," said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. "For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate's music has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible."

The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September in coordination with the release of the Zombies!!! Ultimate Collector Set and Zombies!!! Ultimate Upgrade Kit.

To be among the first to hear preview tracks, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Midnight Syndicate on YouTube!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
Pre-order Midnight Syndicate's upcoming album, Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering

Pre-order Midnight Syndicate's upcoming album, Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering from the Midnight Syndicate Store now and receive a set of three (3) limited-edition Midnight Syndicate holiday postcards. Orders will be shipped on or before September 4th.

Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering is a deliciously dark, sometimes hauntingly beautiful, full-length holiday album that puts a decidedly Midnight Syndicate twist on classic carols while blending them with new, original material.

Fans attending DragonCon can be among the first to purchase the album at the Midnight Syndicate booth (Floor 2 Dealer - Mart, Booth #13A) where copies will be available for sale. Currently, the official release date for the CD version of the album is Wednesday, September 10th. The digital release date will be announced later.

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2014
The Dead Matter available on Netflix

The Dead Matter is now available through Netflix's DVD service.

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
Monsters of Legend wins BEST CD in 12th annual Rondo Awards!

Midnight Syndicate's Monsters of Legend CD has won the category for BEST CD in the 12th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.   The Rondo Awards are a great honor in the horror industry and we appreciate everyone who voted! "Our goal with Monsters of Legend was to transport the listener into the world of classic horror," said Edward Douglas. "So to be recognized both by horror fans and an organization like the Rondos which is heavily rooted in classic horror movies, means a lot." "We really enjoyed being able to draw upon the classic horror scores, themes, and characters to create something uniquely our own," added Gavin Goszka. This award marks the second win for Midnight Syndicate.   The first came in 2011 when they won the BEST CD category for Carnival Arcane.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
Midnight Syndicate Live! to launch at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends 2014!

After seventeen years, fourteen studio albums, three soundtracks, and a motion picture, Midnight Syndicate is proud to announce that they are teaming up this fall with world famous amusement park Cedar Point to launch their first live performances! Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows, a multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film will run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 12 through November 1 at Cedar Point's 18th annual HalloWeekends event.

Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows will mark the first live performances for Edward and Gavin as Midnight Syndicate. In November of last year, the band cancelled their Midnight Syndicate Live! Kickstarter campaign citing an "exciting possible opportunity" that they needed to explore that would result in a "win-win" for both the team and fans alike. "HalloWeekends is the perfect place to launch the first Midnight Syndicate Live! experience," said Douglas. "The venue is awesome and will allow us to fully realize the exciting, one-of-a-kind show we first envisioned. We're also really psyched to be working with a legendary amusement park that Gavin and I grew up with." Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair, added, "Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze."


Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the largest amusement park in the world. With an unmatched collection of 72 world-class rides, including 17 thrilling roller coasters, three huge kids' areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, a mile-long sandy beach and more, it's easy to see why Cedar Point has consistently been named the "Best Amusement Park in the World."

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
The Dead Matter released on DVD in Russia

The Dead Matter DVD is now available in Russia, complete with a new take on the cover art.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
Midnight Syndicate Live! Kickstarter campaign launched

From the creators of The Dead Matter:
After sixteen years, plans are underway for Midnight Syndicate Live!, a one-of-a-kind, multimedia, horror-inspired Midnight Syndicate concert experience blending live music, original films, music videos, and theatre! To make this show a reality, we are calling on the greatest fans in the world for your support! We have just launched the Midnight Syndicate Live! Kickstarter campaign. Click here to find out more about the show and how you can be a part of the most exciting and important project in Midnight Syndicate history!

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
The Dead Matter invades Santa Clara's BayCon
Attend this special HorrorAddicts.net screening of The Dead Matter and get a stamp in your BayCon 2013 Horror Passport! BayCon 2013 is the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Science Fiction Convention. It is at the Santa Clara Hyatt in Santa Clara, CA from May 24th - 27th. Admission to the screening is free with a BayCon pass. For more information, and a schedule of events, go to baycon.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
The Dead Matter available at RedBox now!

The Dead Matter is now available at RedBox locations nationwide. Visit the RedBox website for availability near you!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
The Dead Matter screening at Modern Film Fest in Kannapolis, NC
Modern Film Fest started in Kannapolis, NC in 2009. Located at the 900 seat Gem Theater, Modern Film Fest showcases several films throughout the three day weekend. The Fest begins on October 5th and continues through October 7th. Admission is $4 for a single screening, $35 for a weekend pass and $65 for a family pass. The Dead Matter will be showing on Saturday, October 6th at 9:00 p.m. More information on the screening can be found here.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
The Dead Matter DVD released in the UK

The Dead Matter DVD is now available in the UK. Released by OMG! Studios, the DVD is Region 2 coded with a new cover! (see above). It is available on Amazon UK.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob to feature The Dead Matter

On Saturday, November 10th, Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob will be featuring The Dead Matter. Midnight Monster Movies takes place at the Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Ave) in Columbus, OH and admission is free. Seating and pre-show begin at 11:30pm, with the show and movie starting at midnight. The series is hosted by Dr. Bob Tesla, younger, smarter brother of Nikola Tesla.

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
Edward Douglas Interview Streaming on Reel TV Network

Catch a new interview with Edward Douglas on Reel TV Network. For the rest of July, the interview will be rebroadcast (streaming) every day at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm and 12 midnight EST. The Reel TV Network focuses promoting and recognizing independent film making. The interview covers Ed's work in Midnight Syndicate, film scoring, and The Dead Matter.

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
Wicked Channel.com sings praises of The Dead Matter

The folks at Wicked Channel have just posted a tremendous review of The Dead Matter. You can check it out here. Look for more big Dead Matter announcements later this year!

Wicked Channel - "True indie movie gold! ... a breath of fresh air, showing that horror movies can still be effective but yet have heart and humor... a must-see!"

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
Dead Matter producer Robert Kurtzman announces opening of Kurtzman Institute

The Dead Matter producer Robert Kurtzman has just announced the opening of The Kurtzman Institute. From their website: "Robert is opening the doors to his state-of-the-art facility and giving students first hand access to decades of genuine Hollywood experience. courses covering all aspects of the make-up effects industry, including: Sculpture, Mold Making and Casting, Life Drawing, Hair and Beards, Airbrush Techniques, Human and Animal Replicas, Suit Fabrication, Animatronics, and Special FX Props. In addition, students get real world experience, working alongside respected professionals, in a fully functional film and effects studio during the course of their instruction, providing a truly unique educational experience."

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
The Dead Matter comes to Dallas Frightmare Weekend


The Dead Matter will make its Dallas debut at the 2012 Texas Frightmare Weekend May 4-6th. Edward Douglas will be hosting a screening of the movie on Saturday at 6pm with a Q&A to follow. He will also be on-hand throughout the con at the Midnight Syndicate/Dead Matter booth.

On Saturday at 2:30pm, Trevor Tuminski, music editor for Rue Morgue Magazine, will sit down with Edward to discuss Midnight Syndicate, classic horror movie scores, composing for film, and more in FRIGHTMAKERS 101- Soundtracks - HOW TO SCORE YOUR WAY TO A CAREER IN HORROR. Q&A to follow. For more details, click here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
Germany's premiere horror publication gives The Dead Matter THUMBS UP! Features interview with Edward Douglas

Germany's premiere horror publication, Virus Magazine, gave The Dead Matter a huge thumbs up in its latest issue calling it "...a stylish, atmospheric, cool, 'creepy-flick' with a f---ng awesome soundtrack... Strictly recommended!" The issue (#45) also features an interview with director Edward Douglas and a great review of Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
New Dead Matter interview on Terror Transmission

Terror Transmission has just posted a new interview with Dead Matter director Edward Douglas. You can watch it here!

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
The Dead Matter wins several awards at 2011 Late Night Horror Film Festival


The Dead Matter won BEST SCORE (Edward Douglas), BEST CAST PERFORMANCE, and BEST VISUAL FX (Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps) in this year's Late Night Horror Film Festival.

You can purchase The Dead Matter at The Midnight Syndicate Store or through Amazon. To read what others are saying about the movie, click here.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
The Dead Matter gets first review in Germany and it's a good one!

BluRay-Disc.de, Germany's premiere Blu-Ray/DVD review sites has posted The Dead Matter's first review overseas and it's a good one! To check it out, click here.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
The Dead Matter-themed haunted cornfield maze and attraction opens in Iowa!

Haunted Carter Farms, one of the oldest haunted cornfield mazes in America, has chosen to theme this year's attraction after The Dead Matter movie. The design of this season's 5-acre maze blends cover art from The Dead Matter DVD and elements from Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD. In addition to taking guests through scenes from The Dead Matter movie, haunt designers took the "The Dead Matter world" and developed original scenes and an alternate storyline. Music and several original props from the film will be featured in the attraction. The haunt is open every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween night. For more information visit Haunted Carter Farms. The Dead Matter is available at the Midnight Syndicate Store and on Amazon.com. The film was just released on Blu-Ray in Germany today (available at Amazon.de).

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
New Dead Matter 'Mark the Zombie' t-shirts now available

Look fashionable this Halloween season wearing everyone's favorite post-mortem American around town! The new t-shirt is available now at The Midnight Syndicate Store.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
The Dead Matter coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany October 13th!

On October 13th, The Dead Matter will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany through Euro Video. Both formats will include both German and English dubs!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
Midnight Syndicate at DragonCon
Director Edward Douglas will be at DragonCon this weekend (Sept. 2-5). Stop on by the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room, meet Edward, have him sign your copy of The Dead Matter, or pick up a copy! While you are there, be sure to check out Midnight Syndicate's new Carnival Arcane CD.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
Monsters From the Basement interviews Donna Williams, Brian Van Camp, and Edward Douglas

James Downing of Monsters From the Basement has just posted interviews he did with Dead Matter cast members Donna Williams, Brian Van Camp, and Edward Douglas. Click here to check it out!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
Eternal Legacy's The Dead Matter music video tops Wacken's "most viewed" videos
Just in from our friends at Auburn Records... Eternal Legacy's music video for their song The Dead Matter, which appears on The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and DVD has become the sixth most viewed video in Wacken Festival history! Not familiar with Wacken? A quick stop to this legendary European metal festival's website will quickly reveal why we are so happy for the band. Congratulations guys!


Joe Fortunato of Venomin James, who directed the video, just released a new video shot in Kirtland Ohio, check it out here!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
Midnight Syndicate releases new Carnival Arcane CD featuring several Dead Matter cast members


The Lancaster Rigby Carnival has arrived! Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane is now available at The Midnight Syndicate Store, iTunes, Amazon.com, and your favorite Halloween retailer. To hear the preview track Freakshow, click here. The new disc showcases the band’s spin on the popular dark carnival theme as it takes listeners to the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, a turn-of-the-century traveling circus with more than a few skeletons in its closet.


The disc features the voiceover talents of Dead Matter cast members Jason Carter, Brian Van Camp, and Dennis Carter, Jr. Also making a cameo are two members of Dead Matter's Art Department - Art Director Todd Malkus (who designed the scarab among other key props) and artist, Amber Foth, who did Jill's artwork including the canvas scarab picture that Jill is working on in the scene with her and Frank.

From the CD insert: The train smoke drifting through the pale moon light signals the arrival of the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival. In a forest clearing, these mesonoxian visitors await your arrival. Stroll along the midway and behold wonders both fantastic and macabre from every corner of the globe. And be sure to ride their one of a kind carousel for an experience you'll never, ever forget.

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
Dead Matter screening and signing at GenCon Indy
There will be a Dead Matter screening at GenCon Indy on Friday, August 5th, at 3:30pm (Capitol Room). Both Edward Douglas and cast member Christopher Robichaud will be in attendance. On Saturday from 2pm to 5pm Brian Van Camp and Jason Carter will be signing at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth. Edward Douglas will be helping host the panels Getting Work in the Film Business on Saturday at 12noon and Film Budget and Financing on Saturday at 4pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
The Dead Matter to screen at Cyphan Sci-Fi Convention in Chicago this weekend

Catch Brian Van Camp and Jason Carter as they screen The Dead Matter this weekend at the Cyphan Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, IL. Jason and Brian will be hosting panels as well as be on-hand throughout the con. For more information on Cyphan, click here. For other Dead Matter events, click here.

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
Report from CONvergence 2011. Photos posted

"Wow" is a very accurate description of how we feel right now! The response to The Dead Matter at this past weekend's CONvergence was excellent. The screening, panels, and response to the film were all incredible. A huge thanks to the CONvergence team for allowing us to be a part of this amazing con. We've just posted photos from the event on Facebook.

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
Witch's Hat Blogcast posts new interview and review with director Edward Douglas

Eric Lowther of Witch's Hat Blogcast has posted an interview with Dead Matter director, Edward Douglas as well as a review of the film. You can listen to the interview here. The review of the film starts at 1:07:00.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
The Dead Matter wins BEST SOUNDTRACK in 2011 Golden Cob Awards
The Dead Matter has won the 2011 Golden Cob Award for BEST B MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. Congratulations to composer Edward Douglas and all the artists involved: Gavin Goszka, Lazy Lane, HipNostic, Quanta, Destini Beard, Jerry Vayne, Pat Berdysz, and Eternal Legacy! Congratulations also to Dead Matter sound designer Patrick Giraudi who won BEST B MOVIE SOUND DESIGN for his work on DinoCroc vs. Supergator. You can purchase The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at The Midnight Syndicate Store or on iTunes. To find out what others are saying about the soundtrack, click here. The Golden Cob Awards are hosted by B-Movie Celebration to commemorate the best in genre and exploitation cinema.

THIS WEEKEND! If you are in the Minnesota area, be sure to catch Edward Douglas, Jason Carter, and Brian Van Camp at CONvergence Con! In addition to a special screening and Q&A session, all three will be part of several panels. For more information and/or to find out about screenings in your area, visit, The Dead Matter SCREENING page.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
Dead Matter alums contribute to Midnight Syndicate's upcoming Carnival Arcane CD
Jason Carter & Brian Van Camp are joined by other Dead Matter alumns on Midnight Syndicate's upcoming Carnival Arcane CD (Aug. 2nd). Dennis Carter, Jr. delivers a memorable performance as do Art Dept. members Todd Malkus and Amber Foth. Todd & Amber are also in a Cleveland area cover band called Hogwash.

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
Edward Douglas at Pittsburgh's Monster Bash this weekend
Edward Douglas will be on-hand at Creepy Classic's Monster Bash Conference in Butler, PA this weekend. The show specializes in classic films from the "golden age of horror", horror hosts, monster models, memorabilia, and toys.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
Dead Matter official selection Late Night Horror Film Festival in Downey, CA
A new Southern California screening of The Dead Matter has just been announced! Dead Matter has been made an official selection for The Late Night Horror Film Festival in Downey, CA. Join Dead Matter stars Sean Serino and CB Spencer (more to be announced!). The festival runs from September 28-30th. For additional information on the festival, click here.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
The Dead Matter wins Best Film and Best Director at Nashville's Full Moon Horror Festival

The Dead Matter took home BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR (Edward Douglas) awards this weekend at Nashville's Full Moon Horror Festival. Congratulations to the cast and crew!! Pictured from left to right are: Actress Donna Williams (Dr. Rebecca Taylor), Event Organizer Ben Dixon of Bloody Moon Films, and Actor Brian Van Camp (Mark the Zombie).

You can purchase The Dead Matter at The Midnight Syndicate Store or through Amazon. To read what others are saying about the movie, click here. To attend a screening or cast appearance in your area, visit The Dead Matter website.

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
Stiff Mag gives big thumbs up to Dead Matter on cover of latest issue
The latest issue of Stiff Mag (#6) features Dead Matter on the cover and a smashing review from Editor in Chief, David Harlequin. David writes: "'The Dead Matter' is a brilliantly crafted dark-fantasy horror film that brings some much needed credibility back to the genre. Highly recommended for anyone wanting new, original, quality horror. This film really delivers - 5 out of 5 scars on the indie scale." From the creators of GraveyardGirls.net, Stiff Mag is a quarterly magazine featuring horror film and music reviews as well as photography, and alternative entertainment news.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
Win Midnight Syndicate CDs and help the American Red Cross in our Helping Hands Sweepstakes
Win an ultra-rare autographed Midnight Syndicate self-titled debut CD, signed by all the artists, or a set of any other eight (8) CDs and help the American Red Cross in the process during our Helping Hands Sweepstakes. To enter, simply click here. For every new "Like" the Midnight Syndicate Facebook Page receives between now and the end of the contest (May 30th), we will make a donation to the American Red Cross. Another great reason to tell a friend!

Additionally, Midnight Syndicate has been authorized to accept donations on behalf of the American Red Cross. For every donation over $30, we will send you an autographed, personalized Midnight Syndicate CD of your choice (self-titled excluded). 100% of ALL monies received go to the Red Cross. Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal are accepted. See contest for more details. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email info@usa.redcross.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011
The Dead Matter and Ed Douglas nominated for Golden Cob Awards
The Golden Cob Awards have nominated The Dead Matter for BEST SOUNDTRACK and Ed Douglas for BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER. Click here to cast your vote! The Golden Cobs are annual awards given to filmmakers to honor the "Best in B-Movie Cinema."

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Edward Douglas and Dead Matter cast to make first Minnesota appearance at CONvergence
Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas, and Dead Matter's Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp will be Guests of Honor at this year's CONvergence Con in Minneapolis, MN June 30th through July 3rd. This will be Midnight Syndicate's first appearance in the area. In addition to a Dead Matter screening and a Making of 'The Dead Matter' panel hosted by Edward, Jason, and Brian, all three will be on-hand throughout the con at the Midnight Syndicate table where they will be joined by actress Jen Sharlow signing and selling posters, DVDs, CDs, and other merchandise. Edward will be a part of various panels throughout the weekend including: Making a Living as a Creative Person, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Demise of the Neighborhood Video Store, Vampires: When did they stop being monsters?, and Zombies and their slow (or fast) movement into Popular Culture. Both Brian and Jason will be hosting So you Want to be an Actor? and Jason will be doing a Babylon 5: From the Inside panel.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
National Horror Examiner posts smashing review of The Dead Matter
The National Horror Examiner just published a smashing review of The Dead Matter that you can check out here. Writer Scott Ruth writes: "Great casting, humore, some cool gore, wicked FX by Robert Kurtzman, awesome atmosphere, a unique take on vampire lore, and a phenomenal score make 'The Dead Matter' one of my favorite films of the last 2 or 3 decades!" In addition to that review, we've also posted new reviews for both the movie, Dark Masquerade, and The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, on our REVIEWS page.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
New interview with Edward Douglas in Barrel O' Fun

Edward Douglas talks about the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD and more in the most recent issue of Barrel O' Fun. Barrel O' Fun is a publication for members of DAFE (Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts), which is a not-for-profit organization, staffed by volunteers, dedicated toward the appreciation, support, and documentation of attractions related to darkrides and funhouses. You can check out more about the organization and Barrel O' Fun Magazine here.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
Dead Matter is official selection at Full Moon Film Festival in Nashville

For the past ten years Ben Dixon (Lone Wolf Body Art, Dark Harvest 3) and his wife, actress Stacey Dixon, have been running the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Convention in Nashville. This year they've added a horror film festival and named Dead Matter one of their first official selections. Both Brian Van Camp (Mark the Zombie), and Donna William (Rebecca - Trilec Labs) will be hosting the screening and Q&A (time TBD). Both will also be on-hand throughout the con (May 13-15) selling and signing Dead Matter DVDs, CDs, posters, and Mark the Zombie merch. For more information on the festival, click here.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2011
Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp to host screening at Chicago's Cyphan

Brian Van Camp and Jason Carter will be hosting a Dead Matter screening and Q&A at Chicago's Cyphan Sci-Fi Convention July 29th-31st. In addition to a Babylon 5 panel, Brian and Jason will be on-hand in the dealer's room all weekend selling and signing Dead Matter DVDs and merchandise (including new Mark the Zombie Post-Mortem American t-shirts). For more information on the con, click here.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
New interview with Edward Douglas on Rue Morgue

Sean Plummer of Rue Morgue Magazine sat down with Edward Douglas to ask him about The Dead Matter and future plans for Midnight Syndicate. Read the interview here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
Dead Matter screenings planned for HauntCon and National Haunters Convention

Edward Douglas will be screening The Dead Matter at HauntCon in Louisville, KY on April 29th and at the Thursday Night Meet-N-Greet at National Haunters Convention in King of Prussia, PA on May 5th. For more information on these and other screenings, visit The Dead Matter SCREENINGS page.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
More kudos for Dead Matter and the soundtrack

We've just posted a new batch of reviews for The Dead Matter, including one for the soundtrack from Radio Casbah. To read the reviews, click here or the link below.

Nightmare Revue - "The sort of blending of Fantasy and Horror in "The Dead Matter" just isn't something you see much... a solid entry for Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate. It aims to do a little bit of everything and is actually able to succeed."

Radio Casbah - "the musical fiends at Midnight Syndicate have always done it right. And you, my friends are in for a treat. Great god. Take a deep breath and sit back. Alone playing in the background, the music's scary enough. Just add a vivid imagination, and you'll be set for quite a while."

MantaRay Pictures (Terry Wickham) - "very entertaining... It's ambitious for a low-budget film and Writer/Director Edward Douglas pulls it off... plays like something made from another era of horror because of it's unique qualities..."

Cult Cuts Magazine (SPOILER ALERT) - "a fun genre film that does something a little different with some old standards... it is the music that is by far the strongest element... the soundtrack is lush and at times borderline epic. Hearing it certainly makes one think about how great it would be to see Douglas and his crew helm a period piece (though that might be the Hammer fan girl in me)."

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Vote for The Dead Matter in this year's Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards!
The Dead Matter has been nominated in several categories for this year's Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards including: Best Score in a Zombie Film (Edward Douglas/Midnight Syndicate), Best Screenplay in a Zombie Film (Edward Douglas/Tony Demci), Best Special FX Makeup (David Greathouse/Robert Kurtzman's Creature Crew), Best Zombie (Brian Van Camp as "Mark"), and Best Cameo (Richard Dyszel "Count Gore de Vol" as "The Teacher" in the classroom scene). You can vote now by clicking here!

As we posted last week, The Dead Matter was also nominated for BEST INDIE FILM in the prestigious Rondo Awards. If you haven't voted for it yet, you can do so at www.rondoaward.com!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Vote for The Dead Matter in the Rondo Awards!

The Dead Matter has been nominated for BEST INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM category in this year's Rondo Awards and we need your support! To vote for the movie simply follow this link. You do NOT have to vote in every category. The Rondo Awards are a great honor in the horror community and we appreciate your taking time to support Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter team!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
New interview with Edward Douglas posted on Horror Addicts.net
Sin de la Morte covers all the aspects of Midnight Syndicate's career in this new interview with Edward Douglas just posted on Horror Addicts. Click here to check it out.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
The Dead Matter cracks Bloody Disgusting's Top Ten Horror Films of 2010
Bloody-Disgusting reviewer and podcast host Keenan "Horror Guy" McClelland gave The Dead Matter his vote on the site's annual Top 10 Horror Films of 2010 segment. Click here to see his complete list. For other recent reviews and interviews, click here.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
Con Nooga to host first Dead Matter screening of the new year
Chatanooga's Con Nooga will be home to the first Dead Matter event of 2011 and will feature a screening as well as a Q&A panel with Edward Douglas, Jason Carter, and Brian Van Camp. All three of them will also be on-hand at the Midnight Syndicate booth throughout the convention, selling and signing Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter DVDs and merchandise. Edward Douglas will also be hosting a Midnight Syndicate Panel (time and date TBD). Other panels will be announced later. Click here for more Dead Matter screenings.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
New interview with Edward Douglas posted at Drive-In of the Dead

Drive-In of the Dead has just posted a brand new interview with Edward Douglas. To check it out, visit www.driveinofthedead.com, click on the Snack Bar button, and then the Snack Bar Menu button to get to the Interviews Page. Be sure to check out the new Weekly Scream Queen, CB Spencer!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
The staff at Drive-In of the Dead give The Dead Matter some serious love!
The guys at Drive-In of the Dead are fans of Midnight Syndicate - but admitted to us they were unsure how it would translate to film. What was their verdict?

Drive-In of the Dead - "...The clever plot, the gnarly make-up, the perfect score (that had many nods to Midnight Syndicate's past), and a healthy mix of b-movie charisma make this film a refreshing change from the usual horror schlock that Hollywood churns out. It's always a thrill to see when a group of filmmakers 'get it.' For me, the dead definitely matter!"

If you haven't stopped by the Drive-in yet, you're in for a real treat. A unique, well-crafted horror site. Be sure to swing by the Snack Bar and check out the Scream Queen of the Week!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010
The Dead Matter is the perfect stocking stuffer

Looking for a last-minute gift? The Dead Matter is still available at most Hot Topic stores as well as online at the Midnight Syndicate Store, Hot Topic.com, and these other fine retailers. Thank you for your support!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
New interview with Edward Douglas on Mr. Frights
Check out a new interview with Edward Douglas on Mr. Fright's Five With Frights segment where he talks about the origins of The Dead Matter and fields a few unique questions.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
Benevolent Street gives high praise for Edward Douglas and The Dead Matter
The horror writers at Benevolent Street have just given The Dead Matter an excellent review citing strong sound, music, production values for an indie film, and story.

Benevolent Street - "...a very interesting and well blended smoothie of zombie and vampire goodness... the sound is amazing. The twists, visuals, occassional humor and sound are enough to keep the viewer interested from start to finish... Having already tackled the musical side of the horror genre... it should be no surprise to see Douglas climbing the ladder in the horror industry as a director. "The Dead Matter" can be considered a terrific start."

[[Comment from Edward Douglas - "Producer Gary Jones and UPM Phil Garrett deserve a lot of credit for squeezing what we could out of the budget and putting it up on the screen. Patrick Giraudi of Virtual Mix handled post sound and delivered the goods in a huge way."]]

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Win a copy of The Dead Matter and check out another great review at Best-Horror-Movies.com
Best-Horror-Movies.com is giving you a chance to win a copy of The Dead Matter. For more details, click here. While you are there, be sure to check out a great review for the movie here.

Best-Horror-Movies.com - SMALL SPOILER ALERT - "...stellar performances by Divoff and Savini... good character development... I enjoyed the humor in the film and caught myself laughing out loud several times. In fact, the more I think about this movie the more I want to watch it again."

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Major props for The Dead Matter from Xomba's Horror Channel

The Dead Matter has just received a great review from the writers at Xomba's new Horror Channel. Check it out here.

Xomba's Horror Channel - "Douglas has managed to brilliantly craft a horror fest with gore, humor and most importantly, a unique depth that many low-budget films lack entirely... The characters in 'The Dead Matter' are well-rounded, and the movie's fast pace allows it to take the viewer for a spooky ride, throwing in some laughs here and there... (Douglas) does a fine job transforming his creative mind for music into a breeding ground for horrifyingly new ideas to bring to the horror genre's plate."

The Dead Matter is still available here and at Hot Topic stores. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
Famous Monsters of Filmland interviews Edward Douglas and gives The Dead Matter thumbs up!
2010 brought us the return of one of the most beloved horror magazines of all time, Famous Monsters of Filmland. This venerable publication also has a new website where you can check out an interview with Edward Douglas, along with another great review of The Dead Matter (small spoiler alert). The article is written by Max Cheney of the Rondo Award-winning horror blog, Drunken Severed Head.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Dead Matter screenings in Minneapolis and Lexington THIS WEEKEND!
ScareFest (Lexington, KY) - This great event features a mix of both horror guests (including George Romero!), panels, and screenings, as well as paranormal guests, panels, and ghost tours. The Dead Matter screening will be held on Friday at 8pm with a Q&A to follow. Director Edward Douglas and actor Brian Van Camp (Mark, the Zombie) will be at the screening and on-hand in the Exhibit Hall all three days. Click here for more info on ScareFest.

Crypticon (Bloomington, MN) - Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and musical guests Mushroomhead round out this horror con's 5th installment. Meet actress Jen Sharlow at The Dead Matter screening on Saturday at 8pm, as well as in the Vendor Room all three days of the con. Click here for more details on Crypticon Minneapolis.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Live Interview Tonight on The Buzz
Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas will be live tonight on The Buzz with Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost. The segment starts at 11:45pm Eastern. To listen live, go to The Buzz on Talk Stream Live. The call-in number for the show is 262-672-2488.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
Two more good reviews for The Dead Matter from Shockya and BuyZombie. Interview with Edward Douglas on Wired.com

BuyZombie - SMALL SPOILER ALERT - "A really fun romp that feels like a throwback to classic horror films of days gone by. I suggest picking this one up as it'll grow on you (like an infection) the further in you get."

Shockya - "...a must-see for fans of the music group and the horror genre."

Check out a fun new interview with Edward Douglas on Wired.com where he talks about Halloween, Midnight Syndicate, and the making of The Dead Matter.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
Eternal Legacy's music video for The Dead Matter posted

We've just posted Eternal Legacy's music video to their song, The Dead Matter, here and on YouTube. Directed by Joe Fortunato and produced by Bill Peters (Auburn Records), the video showcases clips from The Dead Matter movie and appears as an extra on The Dead Matter DVD. The song is also featured on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD. Just one more great reason to pick up the The Dead Matter: 3-Disc Deluxe Edition here and at Hot Topic this month!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
Big Dead Matter screening, signing, and cast reunion at Cleveland's Ghoulardifest this weekend

Another great Dead Matter event for Northeast Ohio is this weekend. Meet Producer Gary Jones and actors Jason Carter, "Big Chuck" Schodowski, Donna Williams, Christina Capadona, Brian Van Camp, Mike Olszewksi, and Al Tuskes at Ghoulardifest 2010.

Join the cast for a screening of The Dead Matter Saturday at 4pm. Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A session led by Gary Jones. Afterwards, hang out with the cast at the Ghoulardifest Halloween Party from 8pm till 11:30pm (extra admission charge - see website). "Big Chuck" Schodowski and the cast members will be on-hand at the Midnight Syndicate booth Saturday (starting at 12 noon) and on Sunday. This is the perfect time to pick up a copy of the DVD, t-shirt, and poster and/or have your stuff signed! For more Dead Matter screenings and events, visit our SCREENINGS page.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
Midnight Syndicate signing at Morgantown Zombie Walk with Dead Matter screening and Q&A this Saturday

Midnight Syndicate will be in Morgantown, West Virginia THIS SATURDAY for a signing, screening, and Q&A. From 2pm to 4pm, Ed and Gavin will be signing CDs, DVDs, and giving away Dead Matter movie posters at The Illusive Skull Costume Castle in the Morgantown Mall Commons. Afterwards, they will be making an appearance at Morgantown's Annual Zombie Walk (registration opens at 7pm, starts at 8pm). After the Walk, you can join Ed, Gavin, and the zombie horde at Billiards & Cue where there will be a 9pm screening of The Dead Matter with Q&A immediately following. Admission to the screening is $5. For more details and other Dead Matter events, click here.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
The Dead Matter part of Cleveland's 12 Hours of Terror this weekend
A GREAT event for horror fans in Ohio! Co-sponsored by Buckeye Brewing and Cleveland Cinemas, this 12-hour horror marathon at the Capitol Theatre includes screenings of the 1984 version of Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Night of the Creeps, Devil's Rejects (featuring FX by Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps), Splinter, The Dead Matter, and a special SURPRISE MYSTERY SCREENING of a cult classic.

The Dead Matter is the 2nd film of the night and will start at 11:40pm. Admission is $25 and covers all 7 films. $5 tickets for JUST The Dead Matter are also available. To purchase advance tickets, click here. The newly-renovated Capitol Theatre will have an excellent supply of Buckeye Beer (featured in The Dead Matter along with Thirsty Dog out of Akron, OH) throughout the event. For more Dead Matter events, click here.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
Edward Douglas live on The Jimmy Star Show
Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 3:00pm. Hosted by Jimmy Star and his cool crowd of co-hosts, they will discuss Edward's latest projects within the entertainment industry. The Jimmy Star Show is radio's new hit show, featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format. Listen live at W4CY Radio.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
The Dead Matter gets kudos from Hayes Hudson's award-winning horror blog and B-movie critic/horror writer, Nic Brown

Hayes Hudson's House of Horror - SPOILER ALERT - "...a great film and one that is definitely going into my collection... visually beautiful... acting is top-notch. I can't recall the last time I saw vampires and zombies in the same film, but director Edward Douglas does a fantastic job of weaving them both together in the story."

B-Movie Man - "...stands out amid the myriad field of zombie horror. The film mixes in a touch of humor with its gore, but doesn't go over the top looking for laughs... a fusion of the zombie and vampire genres (with) unexpected twists..."

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010
The Dead Matter gets more big thumbs up from major horror website Arrow in the Head

Hot off the heels of becoming Fangoria Magazine's DVD of the Month - comes this incredible review from the horror pros over at Joblo.com's Arrow in the Head!

Joblo.com Arrow in the Head - "Now THIS is what you want every single time you see an indie horror flick... a good comic-book esque horror yarn that uses practical effects and feels like a nasty Halloween party... The score is fantastic and atmospheric... a ton of fun, has great blood and guts, some hot lead characters, wonderful scenery-chewing horror actors and a sense of fun about it... Can you tell I'm coming off a bit of a high from watching this film? I really had fun with this movie and think that more people should be watching it. Find this and watch it, what are you waiting for!?"

If you haven't picked up a copy of The Dead Matter yet, you can still go to Hot Topic stores and www.HotTopic.com and pick up a 3-disc set for only less than the price of a regular movie. Click here for a complete list of other vendors. Support independent film and Midnight Syndicate and have great time doing it!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
New Midnight Syndicate Video Contest entries posted weekly
From now through December, we will be posting some of the best entries from the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest, starting with Cellar from Michael Raisch (one of the two runners-up). New videos will be posted on www.MidnightSyndicate.com every 4-5 days as well as on Facebook, Legions of the Night, and YouTube.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
The Dead Matter gets good reviews from Fright Asylum and Living Dead Media

Two more good reviews for The Dead Matter hot off the press.

Fright Asylum - "a lot of fun, very retro 80s... highly recommended, 3 skulls"

Living Dead Media - "Mr. Douglas has done extraordinary work with this film. It will keep the viewer engaged throughout (with) a little of everything that horror film fans most want to see."

You can catch a live interview with Edward Douglas and Jimmy Star (co-host of Fright Asylum) on the Jimmy Star Show (www.jimmystarshow.com) Wednesday, October 13th at 4pm EST. The Dead Matter is now available at Hot Topic stores nationwide and at www.HotTopic.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Fangoria Magazine selects The Dead Matter as its DVD OF THE MONTH in their October issue!
Fangoria Magazine has selected The Dead Matter as the DVD OF THE MONTH in their latest issue! Among the accolades the infamous Dr. Cyclops delivers include... "Plays like a vulgar episode of 'Scooby-Doo' crossed with 'Night of the Creeps'... the music is fantastic... Douglas clearly put his heart and soul into this project, and it shows... fans should flip their brainpans for it."

3-1/2 eyeballs! The full review can be found in the October issue (#297) of Fangoria Magazine, on newsstands now!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 21010
Seattle's Revenant Film Festival to showcase The Dead Matter this weekend
The Dead Matter is an official selection of the 2010 Revenant Film Festival. The event will be held at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry this Saturday, the 25th. The screening begins at 7pm. For more information on this event and other Dead Matter screenings, visit The Dead Matter SCREENINGS page.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
New Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the Zombie Horde in The Dead Matter
The latest installment of Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the rising of the zombie horde during the filming of the cemetery scene in The Dead Matter. Check out the behind-the-scenes shots of the zombie transformations, as well as several crew interviews. Please note, there is adult content in the video. Click here to watch.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
The Dead Matter screening and Q&A next weekend at B-Movie Celebration. Jim O'Rear to receive Golden Cob Award along with Jessica Cameron
The Dead Matter will be screening at Canary Creek Cinemas as part of B-Movie Celebration next Saturday, September 25th at 7pm. A Q&A session with Edward Douglas and actor, Jim O'Rear will follow the screening. Both Edward, Jim, and actress Jessica Cameron will be in the Celebrities Room on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday selling and signing The Dead Matter DVDs, posters and other merchandise. They will also be guests on several panels.

Congratulations to Jim O'Rear who will be receiving a Golden Cob Award this year for his performance in The Dead Matter. Jessica Cameron will also be receiving an award for Best Rising Actress. For other The Dead Matter screenings and events, visit: www.thedeadmatter.com/screenings.htm.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Shallow Graves reviews The Dead Matter
Shallow Graves - "One of the better indies that I've seen in a long time ...definitely a film that you should say that you have seen. With the tagline of 'Why rule the living when you can control the dead?' Edward Douglas did a few things that I wouldn't have even thought of which were fresh additions to this concept ...with little nuances that would make a serious horror lover smile." For the complete review, click here.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
ZombieInfo.com gives The Dead Matter its seal of approval!

Zombie Info - "A good time and fun as f--k... WELL worth picking this one up."

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
The Dead Matter to screen at Horror Realm along with new Under The Scares documentary featuring Edward Douglas, Gary Jones, and Robert Kurtzman
The Dead Matter screening will begin at 6:30pm on Saturday, September 25th, and is free to all attendees of Horror Realm. The Dead Matter DVD and merchandise will also be on sale in the Exhibitors Hall on SATURDAY ONLY.

On Sunday at 10am, Horror Realm will be screening Under The Scares, a documentary on independent horror filmmaking which features interviews with Edward Douglas, Gary Jones, and Robert Kurtzman, as well as Herschell Gordon Lewis, Lloyd Kaufmann, Michael Gingold, Debbie Rochon, Maurice Devereaux, and others. Edward Douglas said, "This is a 'must see' for any aspiring filmmaker, as it doesn't pull any punches on discussing the current realities facing the industry." For more on Under The Scares visit, www.underthescares.com. For other The Dead Matter screenings and events, click here.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
Midnight Syndidcate's Edward Douglas live on Para-X Radio

Listen to a live interview with Edward Douglas on Para-X Radio. This live show is hosted by Dave Jones and Jon Zaffis and will air Sunday, September 12th at 8pm Eastern. To listen live, click here. While there, click the "live chat" tab to join the chat room.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Two great reviews for The Dead Matter from Macabre Mansion and 28 Days Later Analysis

Macabre Mansion - "This film breaks all the rules when it comes to the crap that Hollywood has been producing for years now. It's not all blood, guts and gore (or) a collection of mind numbing fast cut scenes that will make you want to claw your eyes out... a fantastic supporting music score... from beginning to end this film tells a story...actors do a top-notch job... filmmaking at it's finest."

28 Days Later Analysis - "Totally enjoyable. The details have really gone into the production and the result is extraordinary... this reviewer encourages you to get your bloodlust fix in this well-written, well-orchestrated and comedic production. Totally enjoyable... here is one strong vote for more material from Douglas and his company Midnight Syndicate Films."

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Big Dead Matter and Midnight Syndicate West Coast event on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA September 17-19th

We've got a great Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter event for folks on the West Coast happening at Ghost Fest Expo 4 on board the haunted RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach September 17-19th.

On Saturday, at 8pm, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter followed by a Q&A and signing with the largest Dead Matter cast reunion to date. Meet stars Sean Serino, Tom Nagel, CB Spencer, Meredith Beardmore, Donna Williams, Director Edward Douglas, Producer Mark Rakocy, and others.
Edward Douglas and various cast members will also be on-hand throughout the 3-day convention in the Grand Exhibition Hall signing and selling DVDs, posters, and Midnight Syndicate merchandise.

Tickets are $7.00 at the door. For other Dead Matter sreenings and events, visit www.thedeadmatter.com/screenings.htm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1010
The latest episode of Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the filming of The Dead Matter at the Mansfield Reformatory
Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series has released another installment featuring The Dead Matter. This episode focuses on the filming of The Dead Matter at The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio (seen in The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One). The Reformatory has been called one of the most haunted places in the country, making it a perfect location to film a zombie uprising. Click here to go behind-the-scenes and check out the Creature Corp artists add the finishing touches to the zombie hordes. Check out new episodes every Friday at www.creaturecorps.net.

The Dead Matter: Deluxe Edition is still available at your local Hot Topic store, while supplies last!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
Wildside Cinema gives The Dead Matter four stars

Jennifer Holderness writes "...a total mish-mash of sub-genres that mix and mingle together to make a completely original viewing experience... director Edward Douglas, 'music composer extraordinaire', provides really solid moments of suspense with his set-ups, camera work, and music... strong music. I don't usually say this but this DVD is worth a purchase... a beautifully produced release with a lot of extras." For the full review, click here. To find the Hot Topic store nearest you, click here!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
The Dead Matter to screen at first Horrorfind Film Festival
The Dead Matter is an official selection for the first Horrorfind Film Festival at next weekend's Horrorfind Weekend. Check out the film on Saturday, September 4th at 4:30pm. Meet cast member Jen Sharlow at the Midnight Syndicate booth in Dealer's Hall all weekend where she will be selling and signing DVDs and other merchandise. Tickets to the festival are $10 and get you admission to all of the films featured. For more The Dead Matter screenings, click here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
Horror News gives two thumbs way up to The Dead Matter
Horror News has just posted a tremendous review of The Dead Matter. NO SPOILERS here...just a lot of good reasons to check out the movie and a very entertaining read!

Horror News - "Good old fashioned storytelling here, folks...multiple story arcs and conflict-ridden characters all very well written and all coming to a believable culmination by the time all's said and done.... It defies every single page of the current Hollyweird rulebook of horror moviemaking by being neither a remake, a former TV show, nor edited in today's standard quick cut Super Hi-Meth mode - it's an actual story unfolding right before your very eyes... a modern Hammer film!"

For more reviews, click here. For The Dead Matter screenings and events, click here. The Dead Matter Deluxe Edition is still available at Hot Topic stores nationwide. To find the store nearest you visit the Hot Topic Store Locator.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2010
First-ever Midnight Syndicate panel, Dead Matter screening with Savini, Douglas, and Carter Q&A coming next weekend at DragonCon
Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter have a lot in store for guests of DragonCon this year. On Friday, September 3rd, at 11:30pm in the Hanover C-E room of the Hyatt Regency Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be holding their first-ever Midnight Syndicate panel. They will talk about the origins of the band, the journey, and take questions.

On Saturday, September 4th at 11:30AM in the Centennial I room, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter followed by a Q&A panel with Tom Savini, Edward Douglas, and Jason Carter. Throughout the con you can catch Edward Douglas at the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room. Tom Savini will be in the Exhibitor's Hall and Jason Carter will be in the con's Walk of Fame area.

You can also catch Gavin playing classic anime music live throughout the con (schedule available soon) and pick up a copy of his Kaleidoscope CD (www.homecirclemedia.com) at his table in the musician's area of the Marriott.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2010
The Dead Matter to screen this weekend at Paranormal Scare Fest Tennessee
The Dead Matter will be screening this Saturday at 6pm at the Paranormal Scare Fest in Murfreesboro, TN. The screening is free with admission. Meet cast member Jim O'Rear at the screening and in the Celebrities Room throughout the weekend where he will be selling and signing The Dead Matter DVDs and posters. For other Midnight Syndicate and Dead Matter events, click here.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1010
Go behind the scenes of The Dead Matter in latest episode of Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series
Midnight Syndicate's partners in crime, Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps, have just launched a new web series. This new 50-week original video series gives viewers a chance to see work inside a full-service make-up FX and film production studio. Check out new episodes every Friday at www.creaturecorps.net.

This week's episode features the crew on the set of The Dead Matter working on set pieces, props, and various FX. To check out the episode, click here. For more information on Robert Kurtzman and the story behind Precinct 13 and the Creature Corps check out the cool introductory video at www.creaturecorps.net.

If you haven't picked up The Dead Matter: Deluxe Edition yet, be sure to stop by your local Hot Topic store while supplies last!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1010
William Pattison of the Eric Morse Show reviews The Dead Matter
William calls The Dead Matter "...a wonderful character driven story, intelligent use of gore and special effects, and vampires and zombies as they should be, The Dead Matter is just what the horror fan ordered....I give it four stars..." To read the complete review, visit the REVIEWS page. To hear his interview with Dead Matter actor, Christopher Robichaud, click here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
Zombos Closet and Horrorview give The Dead Matter thumbs up!
Two new reviews for The Dead Matter have been posted on HorrorView and the great horror blog, Zombos Closet. WARNING! Both of these include some minor spoilers.

Horrorview - "...fun villains, unsuspecting heroes, some great visual gags, and a fantastic score. What's not to like? ...one of the most well-rounded special edition DVD's available in independent film."

Zombos Closet - "I recommend this... a well thought out treat for Halloween"

To read Edward Douglas' interview with Horrorview, click here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
Photos from GenCon and Hot Topic signings posted

Photos from the first two The Dead Matter signings at GenCon and Hot Topic Mentor have been posted on Facebook. More events, screenings, and signings have been added including Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear and Paranormal Scarefest Tennessee. For a complete list of Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter events, click here!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Screening Announced
At 4:00pm on Sunday, August 29th, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear at Fan Expo Canada. There will be a brief Q&A session with Edward Douglas immediately following the screening. Edward will also be available the entire weekend at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth in the Exhibitors Hall. Admission is free to all attendees of Fan Expo Canada. For more Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter events and signings, click here!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
Interview with Edward Douglas on Mail Order Zombie
Check out this new interview with Edward Douglas on Mail Order Zombie.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
Edward Douglas interviewed on TheoFantastique
TheoFantastique gives The Dead Matter thumbs up and interviews Edward Douglas. Click here for the interview.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
Edward Douglas interviewed on Black Gate
Check out this new interview with Edward Douglas by Sue "Goth Chick" Granquist from Black Gate. Click here for the interview.

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
The Dead Matter is unleashed!
The Dead Matter is now available at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the Midnight Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com, and Amazon. Hot Topic will be selling a special 3-disc set that includes the DVD, new soundtrack CD, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection all for the price of a regular DVD (for a limited time). To find the Hot Topic store nearest you, click here.

The Dead Matter posters, t-shirts, and items are also available individually at the Midnight Syndicate Store.

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
Midnight Syndicate Weekend on Haunted Voices Radio

Join Todd Bates in a Midnight Syndicate weekend on Haunted Voices Radio starting July 30th at 9pm and continuing through August 1st. Both Ed Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be doing a live interview Sunday August 1st at 6pm Eastern. Along with the music and interviews, there will be FREE music giveaways!

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
The Dead Matter coming tomorrow! First round of reviews in!
The Dead Matter goes on sale tomorrow at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the Midnight Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com, and Amazon.com. Here's what the press are saying...

Movie Crypt - "From twisted dream sequences to impressive displays of supernatural power, you can't help enjoy a movie that gets so much of the genre right (when so many get it wrong) while still managing to pull a few new rabbits of the old hat. The Dead Matter is a love letter to horror devotees as well as to Midnight Syndicate fans..."

FEARnet - "...fast-paced and full of memorable moments. Midnight Syndicate always set out to provide a spooky good time with their music, with no other pretensions, and their first venture into filmmaking reflects that same spirit. It all makes for a solid debut, and I'm already looking forward to their next outing."

House of Horrors - "...an effective, blood filled addition to zombie lore while offering an interesting story twist that keeps you watching till the very end.... The Dead Matter is home grown down and dirty horror made by folks that simply love it, appreciate it and respect it. You can't ask for more than that... (also) Easily one of the best "special feature" packages that I have seen in a while."

Bastards of Horror - "a clever entertaining mix of horror, fantasy, and mythology ... a must have."

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud Live on Behind the Thrills Tonight
One more day until the release of The Dead Matter, the soundtrack, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection CD. What better way to get ready than to listen to Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud (Frank from The Dead Matter) live tonight at 8:00pm on Behind the Thrills? Get all the latest news on the new releases and screenings of The Dead Matter.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
Trailer for Maximum Dead Matter released along with other DVD details


This trailer is for the Maximum Dead Matter behind-the-scenes feature produced by Frank Purtiman and Smudgeline Studios. It anchors a huge collection of DVD extras that House of Horrors called "easily one of the best "special feature packages" I've seen in a while." Other features you can look forward to on The Dead Matter DVD include:

- Midnight Syndicate's Dark Legacy and Lost music videos
- Eternal Legacy's The Dead Matter music video
- The top 3 finalists from the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest
- Commentary with Producers Edward Douglas, Robert Kurtzman, & Gary Jones
- 5.1 Surround Sound and an anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen picture
- Gag reels

The Dead Matter DVD goes on sale THIS FRIDAY at all Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the Midnight Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com, and Amazon. Hot Topic will be selling a special 3-disc set that includes the DVD, new soundtrack CD, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection all for the price of a regular DVD (for a limited time). To find the Hot Topic store nearest you, click here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
Live Interview Tonight on Sacred Division
At 9:00pm Eastern tonight on Sacred Division with Bishop James Long and Frances Etienne, there will be a live interview with Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas. Christopher Robichaud, who played Frank in both releases of The Dead Matter, will also be there. Find out the latest about The Dead Matter, the Soundtrack CD, and the new Halloween Music Collection CD, all being released on July 30th.

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
Midnight Syndicate Video Contest Winners Announced. Three finalists to appear on The Dead Matter DVD coming this Friday!
From a pool of filmmakers that spanned five countries, director Laura Lee from Oak Park, IL, nabbed first prize in the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest for her short film, Voodette. Voodette is about "a dead ballerina called back to be toyed with" set to the song Living Walls from The 13th Hour CD. Laura's video, co-produced with her friend Marwin Cortez, whose own entry received high marks, will be featured on The Dead Matter DVD coming this Friday. Joining her on the DVD will be runner up Mike Raisch's creepy video to the atmospheric track Cellar (also from The 13th Hour) and Red Clark's dark spin on the track Crimson Door from Gates of Delirium. "The entries were so good, we couldn't put just one video on the DVD as we originally had planned," said Edward Douglas. "I wish we had room for more." Midnight Syndicate will begin featuring the top fifteen entries right here, starting in August and continuing through the rest of 2010. "These films show creativity and the whole indie filmmaking spirit of making something very entertaining with little or no money," Douglas added. "We are really looking forward to showcasing them." The Dead Matter DVD will be available this Friday at Hot Topic stores nationwide, as well as here and on Amazon. For a sneak peek at Voodette, click here.

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
4 days till The Dead Matter DVD release!
This Friday, The Dead Matter will be available at Hot Topic stores nationwide, as well as at the Midnight Syndicate Store and Amazon.com. At Hot Topic, it will be sold as a 3-disc set with the BRAND NEW The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD and Midnight Syndicate's 13th Anniversary Halloween Music Collection CD, all for the price of a REGULAR DVD! Special pricing is for a limited time only! Starting tomorrow, and in the following days, we will be annoucing the winners of our Video Contest, giving you a preview of the DVD extras we've loaded on there, and posting some our first press reviews!

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
Live Interview Tonight on The Buzz
Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas will be live tonight on The Buzz with Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost. Their segment starts at 9:30pm Eastern. To listen live, go to The Buzz on Talk Stream Live. The call-in number for the show is 262-672-2488.



MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
Edward Douglas interviewed on Rue Morgue Radio
Check out a great new interview with Edward Douglas on this week's edition of Rue Morgue Radio (July 16-22 edition). Hosted by Liisa Ladouceur the feature covers the movie, music videos, new CDs, and plans for the future as well as new music from The Dark Masquerade EP. Click here to go to Rue Morgue radio where you can download or listen to the interview.

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
Live interview with Edward Douglas on Dead Air
Catch the latest news about the upcoming The Dead Matter movie, soundtrack, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection CD, as well as details on all the special events and screenings, in a live interview on Sunday, July 18th on WBGU-FM Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio. Listen live starting at 8:30pm EST.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2010
Eternal Legacy's The Dead Matter music video premieres on Wacken website


Heavy metallers Eternal Legacy have just premiered a music video for their song The Dead Matter from the upcoming The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD. The video which features some never before seen clips from The Dead Matter will be included as an extra on the DVD which will be available along with the soundtrack CD at Hot Topic stores on July 30th (click here to find the Hot Topic store nearest you). The band premiered the video on the official video site of Germany's Wacken Festival. Billed as the largest heavy metal festival in the world, Eternal Legacy will take the stage there this August with the likes of Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motley Crue, and Alice Cooper. Click here to check out the video.

FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
The Dead Matter screenings, special events, and cast signings announced
The first round of The Dead Matter screenings, cast signings, and special events has been announced on The Dead Matter SCREENINGS page. Events include: the first-ever Midnight Syndicate Panel at DragonCon, a double-feature in Chicago featuring The Rage and a Q&A session with Robert Kurtzman, Gary Jones, and Edward Douglas, a screening on board the haunted HMS Queen Mary, cast reunions, meet-and-greets, and more!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
Midnight Syndicate releases Lost music video


Midnight Syndicate's second official music video, Lost, from the CD The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates and the upcoming The Dead Matter movie is now available for viewing on YouTube. The video marks Midnight Syndicate's first collaboration with director Andrew Smoley and his company 529 Films (Hellementary). Both the Lost and Dark Legacy music videos will be available as extras on The Dead Matter DVD available at Hot Topic stores on July 30th.

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
Midnight Syndicate to release Lost music video on June 23rd
This brand new music video produced by 529 Films, features the song Lost, from The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD and the upcoming The Dead Matter movie (July 30th). Starring Donna Williams (The Dead Matter) and Ray Goodwin (pictured here), the video explores a supernatural theme with a decidedly Syndicate twist. Shot in Midnight Syndicate's backyard (Cleveland, Willoughby, and Chardon, Ohio), it features cameos from Patricia Valestin (The Dead Matter) and Nick D'Amico of Cleveland Classic Cinema. Behind the scene production photos coming soon on Facebook.

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
Special edition The Dead Matter DVD set including TWO new Midnight Syndicate CDs available at ALL Hot Topic stores nationwide on JULY 30th.


Midnight Syndicate will release a special edition The Dead Matter DVD set that will be available at ALL Hot Topic stores nationwide on JULY 30th. The set includes 3 DISCS.

The Dead Matter DVD - The long-awaited dark fantasy film starring Andrew Divoff, Jason Carter, and Tom Savini served up with a score by Midnight Syndicate in glorious 5.1 Surround. The DVD will be loaded with special features including TWO Midnight Syndicate music videos, several Midnight Syndicate Video Contest finalists, and another special feature to be announced soon. Check out the new official trailer below!


The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD - Clocking in at just under 75 minutes, this disc will include the score to the movie, composed by Edward Douglas, as well as other tracks that appear in the movie including ghost-rockers Lazy Lane. Also featured will be three exclusive Midnight Syndicate remixes as well as a special track from the heavy metal act, Eternal Legacy.



Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection CD. This disc is a compilation featuring some of Ed and Gavin's favorite tracks from their first 13 years.



This special set will be available at all Hot Topic stores on Friday, July 30th all for the price a regular DVD!

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
New The Dead Matter trailer and website now online!


Check out the NEW official trailer to The Dead Matter on YouTube. Also be sure to stop by the newly-redesigned official Dead Matter website created by Bill Summers of Soundfeast Entertainment.

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010
New Midnight Syndicate video for Lost coming mid-June, produced by 529 Films
Midnight Syndicate will be releasing a music video to the song Lost in mid-June. The video stars The Dead Matter's Donna Williams and was produced by Cleveland's 529 Films, creators of the movie, Hellementary. The song Lost appears on both the The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD as well as on the upcoming The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (July 30).

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
Dark Legacy music video released
You can see the video online at Midnight Syndicate's official website and YouTube.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
Midnight Syndicate to release their first official music video Dark Legacy on Walpurgis Night, April 30th

The music video which features Ed and Gavin performing live together for the first time, scenes from The Dead Matter movie (coming July 30th), and members from fellow Clevelanders Mushroomhead, will go live at www.MidnightSyndicate.com at 8pm EST on Friday, April 30th. Among other things, the ancient holiday of Walpurgis Night marks the halfway point to Halloween 2010.



For exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, directed by David H. Greathouse and co-produced by Robert Kurtzman's Creature Crew, visit Midnight Syndicate on Facebook.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
Edward Douglas at Chiller Theatre
Edward Douglas will be at the Midnight Syndicate table all three days at this spring's Chiller Theatre convention (April 16th - April 18th at the Hilton Parsipanny - Parispanny, NJ). In addition to the new Dark Legacy music video, he will also be screening the new trailer to The Dead Matter.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
New interview with Edward Douglas on Dr. Gore's Fun House
Christian Sellers asks some interesting questions about The Dead Matter and Midnight Syndicate in this recent interview. Click here to read it.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Midnight Syndicate's Dark Legacy music video from The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates posted to Facebook!
Check out exclusive never-before-seen photos of Midnight Syndicate from their recent music video shoot on Facebook. While you are there be sure to become friends as there will be a lot more announcements in the next several weeks including where you'll be able to check out the video!

The video was shot over two days (March 6-7, 2010) on a combination of Digital and Super 8mm film at the old Phantasy Theatre in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Built in 1917, the Homestead Theatre (as it was originally called) played films through the 1980's when it switched over to hosting live concerts like Psychadelic Furs, Peter Murphy and Nine Inch Nails. The building has a long history of hauntings reaching back into it's early years which made it the perfect location for the shoot. Midnight Syndicate also has a history with the Phantasy as it has hosted all of Midnight Syndicate's local CD release parties in the adjacent Phantasy and Chamber Night Clubs.

On hand with director David Greathouse were the incredibly talented artists at Precinct 13 Entertainment assisted by Screamline Studios and a talented group of haunted house actors from the region. Also making appearances in the video were fellow Cleveland music legends "Schmotz" and Jeff Hatrix of Mushroomhead. Members of the Mushroomhead stage crew were also on hand to orchestrate the grand finale of the video.




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