The Living Dead Return… For a Festival! This Halloween!

Halloween weekend of 2009, Evans City, PA will be crawling with the undead. And we have Gary Streiner to thank for it. One of the original ten investors in George Romero’s masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, and also its recording and sound guy, Gary has forsaken life in advertising to bring his passion back […]

CONVENTION REPORT: MONSTERPALOOZA 2009, BURBANK, CA!

MONSTERPALOOZA! Hey fright fans, Jsyn here, and do I have a doozy of a convention report for you! As a native New Yorker recently transplanted to Hollywoodland, I tend to tell it like it is and sometimes that gets me into trouble. Nevertheless, like you, I am a horror enthusiast who works hard for his […]

MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART FIVE! PHANTOM HARBOR!

For our 5th and final video report from the MONSTERPALOOZA, ICONS staffer Jsyn chats with Shannon Shea, a long time special effect veteran who hosts the web series PHANTOM HARBOR, specifically geared towards turning kids into monster fanatics! Check it out below! And be on the look out for our complete covention report shortly! Watch […]

MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART FOUR! THE VENDORS ROOM!

In Part 4 of our video coverage from Burbank’s MONSTERPALOOZA convention, ICONS staffer Jsyn chats with several of the vendors including Rusty Slusser of SPFX Masks, master mold maker Pedro Valdez of Valdez Tools and master painter and extreme artist Tim Gore from the Coast Airbrush. Aspiring FX artists out there, take notes of these […]

MONSTERPALOOZA CONVENTION VIDEO REPORT PART ONE! WITH DOUG JONES!

Last weekend was the first MONSTERPALOOZA convention in beautiful Burbank, California and our ICONS staffer Jsyn was on hand to check out the now historic event! We’ve put together a series of 5 videos directly from the show with plenty of awesome guests, monster props and tons of fun stuff to make you feel as […]

CONVENTION REPORT: CHILLER THEATER 2009, PARSIPPANY, NJ!

A Truckload of Zombies, and a Return to Form (or, Burt Reynolds, We Hardly Knew Thee) It’s nice when people listen. After the last three or four Chiller Theatres, horror fans started to voice their displeasure with the convention; having once boasted a guest list that was about 90% horror, the con had shifted to […]

SAM RAIMI/DRAG ME TO HELL – LA FANGO 2009 PANEL!

After years and years away from the genre, the creator/director of THE EVIL DEAD series is back! Sam Raimi took the stage on Friday, April 17th to preview his latest film DRAG ME TO HELL! Raimi surprisingly nervous brought on stage 2 of the stars of the his latest opus, Justin Long and Lorna Raver. […]

CLIVE BARKER/HELLRAISER REUNION – LA FANGO 2009 PANEL!

Originally intended to be 2 separate panels, FANGO opted to combine both the Clive Barker solo panel with the HELLRAISER reunion (featuring stars Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence) for this late Saturday afternoon event in the main auditorium. Honestly, if you’ve heard any of the making-of HELLRAISER stories on any of the special edition DVD’s […]