From the publisher's web site:
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium is a tabletop role-playing game of modern horror-action, set in a world of black magic and demonic possession. Originally released in 2002, the game has been streamlined and revised.
Dread is a game about failures, drifters, and addicts who are recruited to fight the Last War against the demons that feed on an unsuspecting humankind. Armed to the teeth, trained in horrific magic, and utterly expendable, these Disciples wage their secret battles against an army that most people don't even believe in. The game features 88 gut-wrenching spells, including Caliban, Bile, and Viscera, and includes 41 demons, including the seductive Laradina and the pyrokinetic Gatterag.