We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome our new staff writer director Tim Sullivan to ICONS OF FRIGHT! Today we relaunch Tim’s SHOCK N ROLL column, which originated several years back on Upcoming Horror Movies.com. And on top of delivering extensive interviews with the biggest names in horror, ICONS and Sullivan are planning tons of special surprises just for the fans, including "pirate" commentary MP3 tracks which should begin surfacing later this month. What better way to kick off the 1st Issue of SHOCK N ROLL then with an interview with the man behind it. Click the logo below to read about Tim Sullivan’s early career as a journalist and why he decided to come back to it exclusively for ICONS! The full press release follows!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Icons of Fright Teams With Director Tim Sullivan For Exclusive SHOCK N ROLL Web Column
Hot horror site Icons of Fright has teamed up with writer/director Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS/DRIFTWOOD) to bring its readers a heavy dose of SHOCK N ROLL. Exclusive to the site, Tim Sullivan’s SHOCK N ROLL will continue the Icons of Fright tradition of conducting in-depth interviews with genre professionals.
Confirmed participants for the September launch include Masters of Horror Frank Darabont, Tom Holland, David Cronenberg, Dario Argento and in an interview truly embodying the Shock N Roll moniker, a joint conversation reuniting Tobe Hooper with punk icon Billy Idol. (Hooper directed Idol’s "Dancing With Myself" video back in 1983).
Said Sullivan, "As a filmmaker who began his career as a journalist, I have always been torn between standing in the spotlight and shining that light on others. I deeply look forward to paying homage once again to those who inspire me."
“I was pleasantly surprised when Tim suggested resurrecting SHOCK N ROLL , a column he originated several years back on Upcoming Horror Movies.com.”, said Icons editor Rob Galluzzo. Added co-editor Mike Cucinotta, “I was a big fan of Tim’s column and always loved the way his interviews read like intimate conversations between friends which I was allowed to drop in on"
As part of SHOCK N ROLL, Sullivan will help Icons of Fright make horror history by recording and moderating "Pirate" commentary tracks with many of the filmmakers featured, exclusive commentaries not found anywhere else which will be offered as free audio downloads. First up is a cast and crew commentary for Tom Holland’s 80’s horror hit FRIGHT NIGHT, tying in with the film’s upcoming Midnight Screening, Friday September 19th at Los Angeles’ Nuart Cinema.
Tim Sullivan’s SHOCK N ROLL launches September 12th at: www.iconsoffright.com
Tim Sullivan is a Los Angeles based writer/director of the cult horror hits, 2001 MANIACS and DRIFTWOOD, as well as producer of HOOD OF HORROR and DETROIT ROCK CITY. He is currently gearing up production on the 2001 MANIACS sequel, BEVERLY HELLBILLYS.
Tim can be found on the web at www.myspace.com/newrebellion
Icons of Fright.com is a horror site based out of New York, which has focused on delivering in-depth interviews with those working in the horror genre. The site was launched in 2004 by Mike Cucinotta and Rob Galluzzo and was featured on G4’s “Attack of the Show” as one of the internet’s top horror sites.
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