SCREAMFEST 2016 Announces First Wave of Titles; Richard Bates, Jr., Xavier Gens Highlight Announcement

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It kind of goes without saying but LA’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they […]

New Photos for IFC Midnight’s THE DEVIL’S DOLLS; Hits Theaters/VOD Next Week!

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I absolutely loved Padraig Reynolds’ newest film, THE DEVIL’S DOLLS (read my review over at Fangoria). It feels like a Southern Gothic masterpiece and really knows how to hit your nerves like a ton of bricks. Opening September 16th on VOD and in theaters (the film’s opening night at Hollywood’s Arena Cinema will also host […]

Shannon Visits LACMA’s Guillermo Del Toro Exhibit!!

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I remember the first time I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s visual masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. I sat there in complete awe and wonder at how beautiful the film was, and still is today.  Since then I have been a diehard fan of Del Toro’s work and have been inspired and moved by his creations.  A few […]

Jay Kay Talks Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 1)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Shannon Talks TERROR TOONS 3 With Director Joe Castro!!

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TERROR TOONS is one shocking, gore-filled, bloody epic that proves cartoons shouldn’t be trusted.  In preparation for the release of the third installment in the trilogy, we sat down with director Joe Castro to learn more about TERROR TOONS, why he loves gore so much, and what it was like to work with the legendary director […]

Four Questions With Aerosmith frontman/HAPPY BIRTHDAY actor Steven Tyler!!

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To call Casey Tebo’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY (hitting theaters on September 9th) a wild ride would be the understatement of the year. It’s the equivalent of THE HANGOVER meets something far more dangerous, far more risky and far more entertaining. Having previously directed a concert film for the long-running and legendary band Aerosmith, as well as […]

BEYOND FRIGHT Review: KLOWN FOREVER

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Very few films caught me off guard as much as 2010’s Danish comedy, KLOWN. The brainchild of stars/co-writers Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam as well as director Mikkel Nørgaard, the feature film took what was so hilarious and fun about the Television show it was based on and continually surprised its viewers with an irreverent sense […]

Icons of Fright Talks Filmmaking Challenges/Successes with Tristan Clay

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Imagine co founding a production company, creating three short films and finishing up on the post production details on your first feature. These are endeavors usually only dreamed about with most folks, let alone successfully and passionately completing. What is even more incredibly impressive about all this, is that Mr. Tristan Clay is only 20 […]