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August 27, 2010

Exclusive Interview with HATCHET 2's Key SFX artist Robert Pendergraft



I first met Rob Pendergraft during my Junior year in high school. He would come and hang out with my then English teacher and now very good friend Mr. Ward. Actually, if it weren't for Mr. Ward, I probably would have never pursued an interest in writing and you probably wouldn't be reading this right now. I have a vague memory of us all playing lazer tag one afternoon after school. I spoke recently to Ward who told me I used to refer to Rob as FRANKENSTEIN. How apropos. Even back then, it was clear he was a horror movie fanatic.

After being featured on THE OLD SCHOOL AMERICAN HORROR panel at Comic Con, I felt it was my duty to sit down with my old friend and talk to him about his work on the HATCHET movies, where he got his start, and his new shop 'Aunt Dolly's Garage'.

Tell me how you got started in effects.

Well I started out doing stuff as a kid playing around as a normal kid would. You know, on Halloween do other people’s makeup and stuff.

I was a normal kid, I didn’t do that.

When I was growing up, we would always do really cool things like blowing up army men or something like that with blood all over us. You start getting more intricate with doing our makeups and everything and run with it. It ended up being one of those situations where people were coming to me like “Hey, do my make up. Do my make up. Do my make up!” And then I’d never really have any time to do my own so I’d just splatter blood all over me.

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August 12, 2010

New Clip, Cover Art For HATCHET Blu-Ray!

On September 7th, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases a brand-new Blu-Ray release of Adam Green's fan favorite "slasher" pic HATCHET and we've got a quick tease from the all new commentary track exclusive to this new edition below!



Make sure to check out our report from the HATCHET 2 panel at last month's Comic-Con right HERE. And also, here's our report from the set of the sequel right HERE.

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August 11, 2010

Not Quite Fear And Loathing At San Diego Comic Con (Part 2)

Saturday morning seemed to smack me in the face. Did I even sleep? I have no idea. Our second day of Comic Con was at hand. With a hop, skip, and a jump in the shower, we were quickly out of the door and checked out of the hotel. Ryan and I bypassed the stroll through Old Town to the train station for a more desirable drive in my car. We reached Downtown fairly quickly and soon found reasonably priced parking a mile from the Convention Center. Why a mile? The parking lots that were blocks from the Convention Center charged roughly $50. With cheaper parking found, we were on our next mission to find coffee. We achieved Comic Con entry at roughly 9:50 am and found a quick photo opportunity with Gandalf.



This was just enough time to make it to Room 25ABC for the Panel Of The Living Dead.  I was ready for the zombie video game themed event.  There was a sign outside of the room saying the panel had moved to a room on the other side of the building which was a walk we didn’t want to take.   Already, our itinerary for the day was being left by the wayside.  I decided then and there that Saturday was the day of walking the Convention floor.  So much for making plans.

Lucky for me, two booths that dictate some huge obsessions for me were right next to each other: AMC's THE WALKING DEAD and TRON LEGACY.  I had recently downloaded the TRON app for the iPhone and upon checking into the TRON LEGACY booth, I received what they called a “golden ticket” which was a graphic on my phone that was to be shown to one of the booth workers at the top of each hour to receive my front of the line ticket to visit Flynn’s Arcade.  Ryan and I decided the Recognizer was the meeting place and he’d be back by the top of the hour.

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August 08, 2010

Not Quite Fear And Loathing At The San Diego Comic Con (Part 1)

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers...

Oh who am I kidding?  We had two cups of coffee, a pen, two pads of paper, a camera, and our stuff in the trunk.  It was Friday morning, 6 am to be exact, and I pulled up to my friend Ryan’s house.  I was greeted by his camera flash.


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August 07, 2010

Trailers from Hell Goes Tromatic

Coinciding totally by total happenstance with my visit to Troma Studios this week, Trailers from Hell is honoring Lloyd Kaufman. 

Lloyd's recent visit to Joe Dante's office yielded him his writer for THE TOXIC TWINS: TOXIC AVENGER 5.  A fowl byproduct of that visit was Lloyd's commentary on his most recent Tromasterpiece, POULTRYGEIST:  NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD.  The world's first chicken zombie eggstravaganza, the film eggspounds on the evils of the fast food megaconglomerate.  In his commentary, Lloyd delivers his trademark shtick and social critique.

Cluck on the link below to watch the trailer.  Also check out Lloyd's commentary on Troma Studio's breakthrough film, THE TOXIC AVENGER.  And look for more Lloyd tromantaries in the near future.

 

 --Phil Fasso

 

October 05, 2009

Nobody Shows Any Old Horror Movies In NYC - Except ALL Of These:

A fellow writer on another site pointed out something today: We like to complain that there isn't any good horror movie programming going on in NYC, but there's almost always something going on if you look hard enough. Of course, you're not likely to see catch NYC's finest horror programming on many of the other sites, seeing as all those shockers are far too centrally located in disgusting California. (I see what you did there...) Who has the time to search through the hundreds of theater listings in Manhattan to find a good batch of flicks playing. We do! We do!

There's the SCARY MOVIES 3 Film series at the Walter Reade Theater by Lincoln Center (classy!), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has a Creepy Cat series coming up and a number of other genre flicks programmed for October, and The Sunshine Landmark Cinema in Manhattan ALWAYS has a midnight cult-flick screening every Friday-Saturday-Sunday, and this month is full of some treats.

So here's a listing of old-school and modern classic horror screenings going on that will give you plenty to look at this October in the NYC area. Know anymore? Let us know!

'SCARY MOVIES 3' Film Series at THE WALTER READE THEATER

The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St. (upper level) on the Upper West Side.

Single Screening Tickets:
$7 members/students/child - $8 senior - $11 public
Online service charge: $1.25 per ticket ordered.

Series Pass ($45 public/$30 member): admits one person to five titles in the series; only available for purchase at the box office ~ subject to availability. Certain restrictions apply.

MORE TICKET INFO - http://www.filmlinc.com/buytickets.htm

100 Feet
Eric Red, USA, 2008; 105m
NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE
Tue Oct 20: 6:30pm*
*Q&A with writer/director Eric Red.
Thu Oct 22: 2:00pm


An American Werewolf in London
John Landis, UK/USA, 1981; 97m
Wed Oct 14: 1:30pm
Thu Oct 15: 8:00pm*
*Q&A with writer/director John Landis.


The Beast with Five Fingers
Robert Florey, USA, 1946; 88m
Tue Oct 20: 4:30pm
Thu Oct 22: 9:30pm


The Brood

David Cronenberg, Canada, 1979; 92m
Tue Oct 13: 2:00pm
Sat Oct 17: 9:35pm


Candyman

Bernard Rose, USA, 1992; 99m
Mon Oct 19: 2:30pm
Wed Oct 21: 6:00pm


Creepers aka Phenomena
Dario Argento, Italy, 1985; 110m
Wed Oct 14: 9:00pm
Sun Oct 18: 2:45pm


The Curse of the Werewolf

Terence Fisher, UK, 1961; 92m
Sat Oct 17: 7:45pm
Wed Oct 21: 2:15pm


Dead-Alive
Peter Jackson, New Zealand, 1992; 97m
Mon Oct 12: 4:30pm
Fri Oct 16: 9:00pm


The Hitcher
Robert Harmon, USA, 1986; 97m
Tue Oct 20: 2pm
Tue Oct 20: 9pm*
*Intro by writer Eric Red.


Horror of Dracula
Terence Fisher, UK, 1958; 82m
Sat Oct 17: 6:00pm
Wed Oct 21: 4:10pm


Long Weekend
Colin Eggleston, Australia, 1978; 92m
Thu Oct 15: 2:00pm
Fri Oct 16: 6:30pm*
*Q*A with Producer Richard Brennan.


Macabre

The Mo Brothers, Singapore/Indonesia, 2009; 95m
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Mon Oct 12: 9:30pm
Tue Oct 13: 4:00pm


Night of the Living Dead
Tom Savini, USA, 1990; 92m
Mon Oct 12: 2:30pm
Thu Oct 15: 6:00pm


Paranormal Activity
Oren Peli, USA, 2007; 99m
Mon Oct 12: 7:00pm


Ravenous
Antonia Bird, UK/Czech Republic/USA, 1999; 100m
Oct 16: 4:20pm
Oct 19: 9:30pm


The Shout
Jerzy Skolimowski, UK, 1978; 86m
Tue Oct 13: 6:00pm
Thu Oct 15: 4:00pm
Sun Oct 18: 5:00pm


The Stepfather
Joseph Ruben, USA, 1987; 89m
Sun Oct 18: 9:15pm
Mon Oct 19: 4:30pm


Who Can Kill a Child? aka Island of the Damned / ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Spain, 1976; 111m
Fri Oct 16: 2:00pm
Sun Oct 18: 7:00pm

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC - BAMcinématek Series

Tickets:

General Admission: $11
BAM Cinema Club members: $7
Seniors and Students (Mon—Thu, 25 and under): $8
Buy online or by phone at 718.777.FILM (theater ID #545)

Universal Horror Double Feature: Dracula & The Mummy:                        

Mon, Oct 19 at 6:30, 9:30pm

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Introduced by NYFCC member TBD
Thu, Oct 29 at 6:30, 9:30pm
 
Hausu (House)
Sat, Oct 31 at 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm
 
Sleepwalkers                                                                                                     
Fri, Oct 30 at 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm
 
143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side
(212) 330-8182
 
Beetlejuice
Fri, Oct 16-Sun, Oct 18
Midnight
 
The Lost Boys
Fri, Oct 23-Sun, Oct 25
Midnight
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
Fri, Oct 30-Sun, Nov 1
 
Also, a little further out from Manhattan on Long Island, but easily accessible by LIRR is the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, NY:
 
423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11740 (631) 423-7653
 
Troll 2
Weds, Oct 14th
7:00pm & 8:40pm
 
Dracula
Oct 30, 7:30pm
Special Guests: DACRE STOKER, great-grandnephew BRAM STOKER,

and IAN HOLT, renowned expert on Vampire folklore,

with their book, Dracula The Undead, the sequel to Dracula

And naturally the fine folks at REEL ENTERTAINMENT  who bring SUMMERCAMP CINEMA to us every summer are hosting a Vincent Price double-feature on Halloween Night:

The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Sat, Oct 31st
11pm
 
THERE! That should keep us busy!
 
 
 

 

 
 

 


September 21, 2009

4 Part Never-Before-Seen Making of GRACE Short Film 30 minute documentary!

A few days ago, we debuted the original GRACE short film complete with an addition video hosting a commentary with writer/director Paul Solet and FX artist (and ICONS own) Jay Alvino. (Check that out HERE!) The following day, we posted the 5 minute making of GRACE short film that our other resident writer Adam Barnick edited and produced. (See that HERE!) Now, we've got something else really special to share. Adam also did a 30 minute documentary of the original short film version of GRACE titled "It's A Girl: The Making of GRACE (2006)", primarily for the cast & crew and as a calling card for his documentary skills. He's literally been there since the beginning and he provides the features that are on the GRACE full length disc, so take a peek below at these rare behind the scenes videos of the original short film starring Liza Weil and Brian Austin Green. Enjoy!









September 18, 2009

The Making Of The Original GRACE Short Film!

Yesterday we posted the original GRACE short film, which helped garner interesting into making the feature length version. (Which is now officially on DVD and Blu-Ray) Today, we wanted to share with you the making-of the GRACE short film. This 5 minute EPK was put together by resident ICONS staffer Adam Barnick who also went on to produce all the bonus features of the full length's DVD & Blu-Ray. Join Adam on set as he chats with writer/director Paul Solet, stars Liza Weil and Brian Austin Green as well as the WICKED EFX crew. Once again, this is the making of the short film version of GRACE, which you can watch both with & without commentary at our previous news post HERE! Enjoy!


ICONS EXCLUSIVE: The Original GRACE Short Film - WITH & Without Commentary!

It's no secret that ICONS OF FRIGHT has had a long history with filmmaker Paul Solet and his movie GRACE. We've been firm supporters of this talented up and coming writer & director since we first met him at a Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors show back in 2005 and we were there to help out when the time came for him to make his short film version of GRACE back in 2006. Since then (as the story goes), the fine gents over at Ariescope stepped in and helped get the feature length film made. With GRACE: "The Movie" now out & available everywhere on DVD and Blu-Ray, we thought it'd be fun to go back and look at the original 6 minute short film that started it all. Not only that but we also put together a second version of the GRACE short film with a commentary track by writer/director Paul Solet and FX artist (and ICONS scribe) Jason Alvino. Check out the short (starring Liza Weil and Brian Austin Green) below, and then watch it again with commentary!





Check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


In Defense Of GIALLO...

I like most horror fans have been clamoring for Dario Argento to deliver us something as interesting and exciting as some of his early works. I love stuff like OPERA, PHENOMENA (or CREEPERS as I remember renting it as a kid), TENEBRE (aka UNSANE), DEEP RED and of course SUSPERIA. Hell, I even love JENIFER, his episode for the first season of MASTERS OF HORROR, but... aside from that, I really haven't enjoyed Dario's work in quite some time.

With that said, I was able to get my hands on the script that Jim Agnew & Sean Keller wrote for GIALLO shortly after they wrapped shooting last year. I literally read it impatiently in one sitting. I truly believe it to be a terrific script and it gave me hope that Dario could potentially deliver his best film if only he could translate this script to film properly. And with Adian Brody as the lead, an Oscar winner (!) no less, I figured this was a sure bet.

Now, I haven't seen GIALLO yet, but... like most of you out there, I've been hearing the negative response from festival screenings to the finished product. It was one of the films most picked on by last month's FRIGHTFEST UK crowd, and as I skim through the message boards, I can't help but feel bad when people are cursing those "blasted American writers"...

OK. Let's think about this. What was the last feature length Argento movie you really enjoyed? Seriously. Really, really loved? MOTHER OF TEARS? DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK? THE CARD PLAYER? SLEEPLESS? PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? STENDAL'S SYNDROME? I can honestly say I don't really like any of the above Dario movies I just mentioned. Sure, there's bits and pieces in all of them that I like, but overall, they're not good movies.

With that said, before you see GIALLO and before you dismiss it, I thought I'd throw out there the script that I read way back when to show you just how good I thought it really was. I'm sad that this script got lost in translation along the way, but regardless, here it is for all you devoted ICONS readers to check out. You deserve to know what could've been. Right click on the following link to save it, or just click it to read:

http://www.iconsoffright.com/GIALLO.pdf


 

September 11, 2009

Pictures From The HALLOWEEN 2 Cast & Crew Screening!

On Wednesday September 9th, the Muvico Theaters over in Thousand Oaks, California held a special cast & crew screening of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2 in high quality 4k resolution. On hand for the event and to participate in a Q & A session after the movie were producers Malek Akkad & Andy Gould as well as cast members Tyler Mane (Michael Myers), Scout Taylor-Compton (Laurie Strode), Danielle Harris (Annie Brackett), Brea Grant (Mya Rockwell), Angela Trimbur (Harley David) and Jeffrey Daniel Phillips (Uncle Seymour Coffins, Howard). We were treated to a never before scene featurette with the Coffin's character titled "Uncle Seymour Hits Hollywood" and then the show got under way!

The Q & A consisted of general stories about the working experiences in the shooting locations of Georgia, stories about working with Rob Zombie as a director and fun little tid-bits like favorite moments or kills in the new flick. Tyler and Scout fought a bit over the mic, especially when trying to clarify a funny story about how Scout accidentally stabbed Tyler in the shoulder with a real knife on their first night of shooting on the first HALLOWEEN. Akkad gave out posters, masks and fun HALLOWEEN themed collectibles and the group filled us in on what was up next for them. (Apparently HALLOWEEN 3D isn't as sure a thing as the recent news posts have indicated.) All in all a fun event, especially for a die-hard HALLOWEEN fan. Below are some pics from the Q & A session! ENJOY! 

From left to right: Malek Akkad, Andy Gould, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Angela Trimbur, Brea Grant, Danielle Harris, Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane.














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Welcome To The Family... THE STEPFATHER Website Opens!

It's been quiet on Sony's end regarding their remake of THE STEPFATHER, but it is still coming and it hits theaters on October 16th. A website just went live at http://welcometothefamily.com for the flick which features the trailer (see it below), some new images in the gallery & some downloads. Check it out!



THE STEPFATHER remake is rumored to borrow elements from the first 2 original movies. You can read our FRIGHT exclusive interview with STEPFATHER 2 director JEFF BURR by clicking HERE or the teaser image below!



Directed by Nelson McCormick (PROM NIGHT) from a script by Joe Cardone, the STEPFATHER remake stars Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badley, Amber Heard, Paige Turco, Braenden LeMasters, Skyler Samuels and Jon Tenney. It's out on October 16th, 2009! More when we hear it!

New Trailer For TRICK 'R TREAT! Coming Finally On October 6th!

I can not wait until October 6th! Because the DVD and Blu-Ray of Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT finally comes out and I plan on watching it every day until Halloween night! Yahoo has debuted another brand new trailer for the much praised Halloween anthology, and this one by far best represents the tone of the movie itself. This is out 'A CHRISTMAS STORY' for Halloween! Check it out embedded below!



Check out the official website at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

TRICK 'R TREAT was written & directed by Michael Dougherty (X-MEN 2, SUPERMAN RETURNS), produced by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox (RED, MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2, HAPPINESS), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin (from HBO's TRUE BLOOD), Moneca Delain, Lauren Lee Smith, Tahmoh Penikett, Lauren Lee Smith, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alberto Ghisi & Samm Todd.


PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE Remake Trailer?!

Well, sorta. Darkstone Entertainment announced last year it's intention to shoot PLAN 9, a remake of the Ed Wood cult "classic" PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. While the film won't officially role until April of 2010, director John Johnson has put together the following teaser trailer to give you an idea what they have in mind. Watch the trailer below and visit the official site at: http://www.plan9movie.com

Plan 9 Teaser Trailer from Darkstone Entertainment on Vimeo.




Teaser Trailer For Short Film 2:22!

Filmmaker Steven Shea from Abyssmal Entertainment just sent over a few pics and the teaser trailer for his latest short film 2:22. ICONS actually spoke to Shea back when he was promoting his feature HOODOO FOR VOODOO (Read that HERE). 2:22 was written & directed by Shea and stars Tara Lightfoot as Vicki Palmer, whom after an incredible night out with her girlfriends is wrenched from her peaceful slumber and cast mercilessly into a world spinning out of control. Writhing half naked on the cold porcelain tile of her bathroom floor, Vickie desperately tries to piece together the tragic turn of events that has twisted her once carefree life into a nightmare of pain and suffering. But when she discovers the truth, will it be too late to save her from eternal damnation?

Check out the teaser trailer below along with a few productions stills!

2:22 Short Film - Trailer from Abyssmal Entertainment on Vimeo.








New Red-Band Trailer For THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

It'll be on video on demand starting October 1st and then bowing for a limited theatrical release on October 30th, Ti West's much talked about new film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL now has a brand spanking new red-band trailer courtesy of Hulu. Check it out below, along with a few news stills and the film synopsis!



From writer-director Ti West comes THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, a satanic thriller set in the 1980s starring Jocelin Donahue (JT Petty’s forthcoming THE BURROWERS), indie ingénue Greta Gerwig (HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, BAGHEAD), Tom Noonan (SNOW ANGELS, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL) and Dee Wallace (E.T., Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN).

Sam (Donahue) is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman (cult actors Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan (Gerwig) is Sam’s best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. Victor (Bowen) at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life....




TERMINATOR: SALVATION DVD/Blu-Ray December 1st!

A few days ago, we posted a listing of the features you can expect on the upcoming TERMINATOR: SALVATION DVD and Blu-Ray release. Now, Warner Brothers has provided us with an official release date: December 1st, 2009.

The single disc DVD will feature the original theatrical trailer along with both Widescreen and Fill Screen versions of the movie. It looks like the Blu-Ray's got all the good though including both theatrical and director's cut versions of the movie, Maximum Movie Mode - An McG video commentary similar to what Zach Snyder did for WATCHMEN where the director hosts in front of the movie as it plays, and much, much more. (See our previous post HERE for a full list of features.)

The latest in the TERMINATOR franchise is directed by McG and stars Christian Bale as John Conner, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Common, Moon Bloodgood and Michael Ironside.


IMAGO Exclusive Photos & Trailer Release Info!

IMAGO producer Mel House got in touch and hooked us up with a few exclusive stills from the flick, along with info on it's trailer debut! The film stars Natalie Jones (Walking Distance), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and 5), Danielle Jones (Sweatshop), Melanie Donihoo (Closet Space), Parrish Randall (The Quick and the Undead), and Debbie Rochon (Nowhere Man). Newcomer Chris Warren directs while Mel House's Upstart Filmworks produces from a screenplay by Warren and House. Associate producers include Ted Geoghegan (Barricade) and musician Jonah Matranga (FAR). Here's the trailer info:

Upstart Filmworks will be debuting the IMAGO trailer at the Texas Blood Bath Film Festival in November (http://www.texasbloodbath.com/). Our 2007 feature CLOSET SPACE is screening as part of the festival, and we'll be unveiling the IMAGO trailer as well as a new WALKING DISTANCE clip right before the CLOSET SPACE screening. So for all those Texas folk that keep clamoring to see our multi-dimensional tentacle extravaganza...this may be your only chance this year!




Pic 1:  Sean Brison
Pic 2:  Natali Jones and Omar Adam
Pic 3:  Parrish Randall

ORPHAN DVD/Blu-Ray Details! Arriving October 27th!

DVDActive is reporting that ORPHAN will hit DVD and Blu-Ray on October 27th. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (HOUSE OF WAX) from a script by David Johnson (based on the story by Alex Mace), ORPHAN stars Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, CCH Pounder and Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther.

As far as bonus material for the discs, DVD Active states, "The only extra material on the DVD release will be additional scenes and an alternate ending. The Blu-ray release will include those scenes, along with a Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds, Evil Kids and Orphan featurette, and a digital copy of the film."

Check out the cover below! And read all our interviews from ORPHAN's theatrical release at our previous post HERE!




Adam Green & Joe Lynch's FRIGHTFEST UK Short Films 2009!

Remember last year's hilarious FRIGHTFEST UK shorts that filmmakers Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL, FROZEN) and Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2) put together spoofing TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE? Well, this years festival just came to a wrap and the gents were at it again. They treated the FRIGHTFEST audience with 5 new short films this year inspired by AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. Check all 5 of 'em out at THIS link:

http://www.frightfest.co.uk/roadtofrightfest.html

Here's an introduction from the festival's website:

ROAD TO FRIGHTFEST 2009
: American Douchebags in London Part One

Made by: Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Jason Miller, Will Barratt, Robert Pendergraft, Andy Garfield, and Heather Allison.

In 2008 FrightFest patron saints Adam Green and Joe Lynch surprised us all with their Road to FrightFest short films. For 2009 they are back with five more highly original and funny adventures. Sit back and enjoy as the boys set out to attend the UK's biggest and best fantasy and horror film festival.

ENJOY!


Tim Sullivan's DRIFTWOOD Premiering on CHILLER 9/11 @ 10PM!

Have you guys checked out Tim Sullivan's follow-up to 2001 MANIACS, DRIFTWOOD? If not, it's a great little film you should check out and it'll actually be premiering on Chiller TV this Friday September 11th at 10PM. Below is the full press release about the airing! Check it:

Tim Sullivan’s teen ghost story DRIFTWOOD will be making its network premiere on NBC Universal’s Chiller network Friday, September 11th at 10 PM.

THE STORY: Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16 year old David Forrester (Ricky Ullman) becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an "Attitude Adjustment Camp for Troubled Youths" run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy (Diamond Dallas Page) and his brutal young henchman, Yates (Talan Torriero). Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan (Connor Ross), a former inmate who met a mysterious end; a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out..............

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: After completing production on the horror comedy 2001 MANIACS, an admittedly over-the-top, decidedly non-PC “Splatstick”, co-writer/director Tim Sullivan found himself disturbed by a post-Columbine trend in America; the proliferation of privately owned and run “Attitude Adjustment Camps” for youths deemed troubled and problematic by their parents. Though some youth, in fact, may require severe response to their crimes and violence (i.e. hardened youth offenders who actually find their way into the government run juvenile prison system), the psychology (and business plan) behind these “Adjustment Camps” is to play upon the fears of wealthy parents unable to relate to their teenager that Little Johnny’s troubling behavior may actually be the budding seeds of the next teen “Columbine Killer”. The horrid part is that the definition of ‘troubling’ could easily be that Junior listens to AFI and HIM, reads FANGORIA magazine, wears black, has piercings in unseen places, and (horror of all horrors) may actually prefer the same sex to the girl next door. Thus, on a regular basis, kids who just don’t click with Mom and Dad are being shipped to attitude adjustment camps all over the USA, where they are brutalized, programmed and in some extreme cases, actually murdered (as recently exemplified by the headline making death of a young boy in such an Attitude Adjustment Camp in Florida). The greatest nightmare of all— If Little Johnny is under the age of 18, he’s got no legal rights whatsoever, and if Mom and Dad sign him over, he’s a prisoner till he turns 18. And so, with 2001 MANIACS and SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR under his belt, Sullivan enlisted writing partner Chris Kobin to tackle another type of horror for his follow-up. A complete flip in vibe from the broad tone of his first two features, DRIFTWOOD is a character driven supernatural thriller that has been described as STAND BY ME meets GHOST STORY. It’s Sullivan’s way of expressing his driving philosophy (as expressed in his first producing effort, the cult classic DETROIT ROCK CITY) that no one should be forced to be what they are not, for if and when that does occur, the real nightmares truly do take shape… Welcome to DRIFTWOOD.

Sullivan is currently editing the follow-up to 2001 MANIACS (entitled BEVERLY HELLBILLYS), which will have its US premiere at the American Film Market this November.

CHECK OUT SHOWTIMES FOR DRIFTWOOD on CHILLER TV at www.chillertv.com

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September 07, 2009

From MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D To HALLOWEEN 3D! Patrick Lussier To Write & Direct!

The day after Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2 opened, the Weinstein Company already announced it's intention to release HALLOWEEN 3D by next summer, no doubt to follow hot on the heels of last weekend (and this weekend's) number one movie THE FINAL DESTINATION. Not only that, but with the recently announced remake of THE BLOB, this HALLOWEEN would have to go on without Zombie. Last week's rumor was that HALLOWEEN: H20 director Steve Miner was circling the project. Seems now we have a different name.

In a recent Variety post, Patrick Lussier the director of MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D is in negotiations to write and direct the next HALLOWEEN movie, HALLOWEEN 3D. Considering his long standing history with Dimension having edited for Wes Craven on the SCREAM movies, RED EYE and even Miner's H20, paired with the successful box office of his MY BLOODY VALENTINE remake, it comes as no surprise.

We're waiting on confirmation, but frankly... we're hoping Lussier can pull this off. Not only would they have to rush to get this movie in theaters by next summer, but... would you want to follow-up Zombie's 2 HALLOWEEN movies? We say reboot it again. Go in a whole new direction with new characters except for Michael of course. More when we hear it!


Weinstein Company/Dimension Prep New CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake?!

Despite the fact that original producer Donald Borchers recently directed his own remake of CHILDREN OF THE CORN (debuting on SyFy September 26th), Bob Weinstein announced via Variety that his company & Dimension Films is prepping their own "re-envisioning". Ehren Kruger (SCREAM 3, THE RING, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN) is adapting from the original Stephen King short story.

Referring to the original 1984 film, Weinstein said, "We felt the New World film was a missed opportunity. If you read the short story, it's got such a strong feeling to it and there's this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it hard. It's popular in Hollywood to say you re-envisioning a project but a lot of the time they're just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story."

No word on when it'll go into production, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, the other remake debuts on the SyFy channel on September 26th, with a DVD release set for October 6th.


New Theatrical One-Sheet Poster For LIVE EVIL!

Actor Lee Perkins gave us a sneak peek at the new theatrical one sheet poster for his latest flick LIVE EVIL. Written and directed by Jay Woelfel, the new vampire flick stars genre vets TIM THOMSERSON, KEN FOREE and TIFFANY SHEPIS along with Mark Hengst, Osa Wallander, Jeff Burr and Lee Perkins. It's playing in limited theatrical starting September 18th, followed by a video on demand AND a DVD release on November 3rd. Visit the official site: http://www.liveevilthemovie.com




Special HALLOWEEN 2 Cast & Crew Screening In LA September 9th!

Want to attend a special cast & crew screening of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2? Well, now's your chance! The event is taking place September 9th at the Muvico Theaters located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. You can order tickets on-line at www.muvico.com or by telephone at 805-496-5487.

In attendance for a special Q & A after the screening will be stars Tyler Mane, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Angela Trimbur, Jeff Daniel Phillips, along with producers Malek Akkad and Andy Gould. Details on the flier below! ENJOY!



Check out ICONS complete HALLOWEEN 2 coverage:







Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


FRIGHT GIRL Rachel Grubb Delivers HAUNTED KIRA & WHY AM I IN A BOX!

Remember our former February 2008 FRIGHT GIRL Rachel Grubb? Well she's been busy since her FRIGHT GIRL debut and got in touch to let us know about the 2 most recent projects she's taking part in. First up, she'll be starring in a feature called HAUNTING KIRA and the most recent press release just announced Joanna Angel as a co-star. Here's the details:

Joanna Angel joins sexy cast of HAUNTING KIRA

Producers say the Princess of punk is a perfect fit for story of a ghost that has reanimated a rotting corpse and roams the streets of Las Vegas.

As if its cast wasn't hot enough, "HAUNTING KIRA" broke the news Thursday night on Twitter that Joanna Angel will be joining the independent horror film's roster.

As the head of her own adult production company (Burning Angel Entertainment), Joanna Angel has directed more than 20 films and appeared in over 60.

The award-winning pioneer and princess of punk porn joins the likes of Rachel Grubb ("Strip Club Slasher"), Kathleen Kinmont ("Bride of Re-Animator"), Monique Dupree ("Skeleton Key 2") and Donna Hamblin ("Killer Biker Chicks") in the project that was written and will be directed by special effects artist Teresa Fahs of Gorify.com fame. Also on board is Ari Lehman, who is best known as the first actor to play Jason Voorhees in the "Friday the 13th" franchise.

"Haunting Kira," which prides itself as a “Women in Horror” production, tells the story of a ghost that has reanimated a rotting corpse and roams the streets of Las Vegas.

"Could we do a Sin City zombie film without at least one porn star?" producer Chad Clinton Freeman jokingly asks. "Seriously though, Joanna Angel is a perfect fit for our film. 'Haunting Kira' is an exploration into diversity, individuality and identity and she's an entrepreneur that got where she is by doing things her own way."

Joanna will play a character named Cindy Sinn, who seduces another female character in the stall of a bar bathroom.

"As those who know my art work can attest, I'm committed to realism," Fahs said. "So when it came to casting the right actress for our hot girl-on-girl sex scene, Joanna was the natural choice. I'm delighted to be working on this project with yet another free-thinking, gutsy woman that I genuinely respect."

Specializing in parody, alt and horror, Joanna's film credits include "Porny Monster," "Repenetrator," "The XXXorcist," "Joanna's Angels," "Punk Rock Pussycat Dolls" and "L.A. Pink."

The Rutgers University graduate, who has called the Suicide Girls "the McDonald's of alt porn," most recently appeared in Sean Cain's indie horror film "Breath of Hate."

The F-Team (Fahs and Freeman) released news of Joanna joining their cast via their Twitter accounts and the film's website (www.hauntingkira.com). Fahs can be followed at http://twitter.com/gorify and Freeman can be found at http://twitter.com/pollystaffle.


On top of that, Grubb is also part of her own production company and making her directorial debut with WHY AM I IN A BOX. Details on that below:


MINNESOTA FEMALE FILMMAKERS MAKE MAJOR DEBUT

The best vampire film ("Near Dark"), the best romance ("The Piano") and the best thriller ("Ripley's Game"): What do they have in common? They're all the work of women. Lady directors can rule the world. They get cinema, the magic, the mystery of these flipbooks on speed. No matter what the menfolk say, Tinsel Town is becoming a matriarchal society.

Just to prove it right, SILENT-BUT-DEADLY PRODUCTIONS, a home-grown all female production company dedicated to women in film, is having its first premiere on SEPTEMBER 24TH at RIVERVIEW THEATER. Included in the event are the feature WHY AM I IN A BOX, Written and Directed by “13 Hours in a Warehouse” star Rachel Grubb, as well as the three shorts YOUNG EYES, A BROKEN FAMILY, and A YOUNG HEART, Directed by Brooke Lemke.

Above all, Brooke Lemke and Rachel Grubb, stars of “Cave Women on Mars” and the producers of SILENT-BUT-DEADLY PRODUCTIONS, want to do things their way. Every frame will be distinctly their own. No compromise. No masculine middle man. Nothing between their minds and the movies they want to make. WHY AM I IN A BOX concerns a lazy writer and her deranged muse. YOUNG EYES and A BROKEN FAMILY look at family dysfunction, and the dysfunction between young women and their self-images.

The duo's first three films will debut on SEPTEMBER 24th at the RIVERVIEW THEATER, doors will open at 8:45pm, and screening begins at 9:30. There will be a Q&A with the Filmmakers and Company Owners until 11:30pm.

Silent-But-Deadly Productions online: http://www.sbdproductions.com




And of course, click the image below to see Rachel Grubb's FRIGHT GIRL page:



Indie Flick SWAY Debuting At Crypticon Houston, TX Oct. 16-18!

Filmmaker Josh Vargus got in touch to let us know his indie shocker SWAY would be making it's world premiere at the Crypticon convention in Houston, Texas taking place between October 16th through the 18th. Vargus had parts in other Houston productions such as SWEATSHOP and DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED, but has written & directed the upcoming SWAY. Have a peek at the latest trailer below. Visit the convention page at http://www.crypticonhouston.com or the My Space at: http://www.myspace.com/Crypticonhouston for more details.

SWAY Red -Band Trailer 3

Full Schedule For HORROR REALM Convention In Pittsburgh, PA! September 18th-20th!

To all our East Coast readers that are near the Pittsburgh area, we just got the full press release and schedule for the upcoming HORROR REALM convention, which takes place September 18th through the 20th and features such guests as Bill Moseley, David Naughton, Ken Foree, Tony Todd, leslie Easterbrook, Tiffany Shepis, Robert Z'Dar and many more. Check out the full details below. Hit up the website at: http://www.horrorrealmcon.com



Horror Realm Convention Background

Horror Realm is an offshoot of Pittsburgh’s popular Zombie Fest, which was held in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the name and format were revamped to distinguish the event as a convention encompassing all aspects of horror as well as zombie culture.

Entering its third year in 2009, Horror Realm has positioned itself as Pittsburgh’s modern horror
convention as a complement to the region’s long running Monster Bash, the international classic
monster movie conference and film festival, which celebrates classic horror and science fiction films
(from the silent era through the 1950’s).

Horror Realm features:
- A dealer room with local, regional and national vendors offering various horror-themed items for sale including movies/DVD’s, apparel, jewelry, collectible figures, comics, Halloween costumes, make up and decorations, artwork, etc.
- Well-known celebrity guests from horror and zombie films including Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Ken Foree, Leslie Easterbrook, David Naughton, Tiffany Shepis and Robert Zdar, among others.
- Author panels featuring award winning, best selling and emerging horror writers including SG Browne, Jonathan Maberry, Kim Paffenroth and many more appearing courtesy of Library of the Living Dead Press, Permuted Press and Joseph Beth Booksellers.
- A film festival celebrating the spirit of independent films and featuring a film competition
- Demonstrations of special effects make up by students of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh
- Fan contests and entertainment

The Pittsburgh area has a rich horror history. Numerous horror movies have been filmed in the region including Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Martin, The Silence of the Lambs, The Mothman Prophecies and My Bloody Valentine 3D, to name but a few. The region has also spawned a number of popular television horror hosts from “Chilly Billy” Cardille to the fictional Count Floyd (from SCTV) to modern day host Professor Emcee Square of The It’s Alive Show. Pittsburgh is also known as the Zombie Capital of the World because of its prominent place in the George Romero zombie films. And the city is three-time holder of the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies at Monroeville Mall, site of the original Dawn of the Dead film. World Zombie Day, an international charity event featuring zombie walks and food drives worldwide, got its in Pittsburgh. Horror Realm is proudly produced by native Pittsburghers as a hometown convention celebrating the local horror influences as well as to serve as an attraction for horror aficionados everywhere. The convention hopes to spur tourism interest in the area as well as economic development for the venue and surrounding areas.

HORROR REALM 2009 EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, September 18:
Grand Ballroom 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dealer room & guest hours

Harrisburg Room 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Author Panel 1 - Jonathan Maberry James Melzer, Rob Fox
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Author
Panel 2 - Dave Dunwoody, Steven North, Kim Paffenroth, Paul McConnel

Washington Room 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Movie – The Trek
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Film Panel – Joe Knetter
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Movie – Die-Ner (get it?)
10:00 PM – ?? Bastards of Horror Short Film Festival

Carnegie Room 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM The It’s Alive Show

Foyer / Lobby Area 9:00 PM - ?? DJ & Cash Bar

Saturday, September 19:
Grand Ballroom 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Dealer room & guest hours

Harrisburg Room 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Author Panel 3 – S.G. Browne
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Author Panel 4 - J.L. Bourne, Travis Adkins, DL Snell

Washington Room 10:00 AM – Noon Movie – Film Contest Runner Up
Noon – 2:00 PM Movie – The Beast Within
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Film Panel – Ken Foree
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Movie – Film Contest Winner
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Film Panel – Jeff Lieberman
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Movie – Just Before Dawn
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Movie – The Dead Outside
10:00 PM – Midnight Movie – Prometheus Triumphant

Main Stage Area 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Art Institute of Pittsburgh Demonstration
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Horror Trivia Contest
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Tattoo Contest
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Costume Contest

Pool Bar Area 8:00 PM - ?? Cash bar & band (moved to foyer in event of rain)

Sunday, September 20:
Grand Ballroom 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Dealer room & guest hours

Harrisburg Room 11:00 AM – Noon Author Panel 5 - Robert Best, Rhiannon Frater, Kody Boye
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Author Panel 6 - Eric S. Brown, Scott Johnson, ZA Recht
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Permuted Press Flash Fiction ContestWinner Announced

Washington Room 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Movie – Demons Among Us
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Film Panel – Bill Moseley, Ken Foree, Leslie Easterbrook
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Movie – TBA

Main Stage Area 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Brain Eating Contest
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Art Institute Demonstration
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Art Contest Winner announced

All scheduled events and times are tentative and subject to change.

HORROR REALM SPONSORS
The staff and management of the Horror Realm would like to extend our sincere thanks
and deepest appreciation to the following sponsors & prize donors whose generous
support made this event possible. Thank you!
Sponsors:
- Library of the Living Dead
- Permuted Press
- Masquerade / Halloween Adventure
- Joseph Beth Booksellers
- Rue Morgue Magazine
- Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Prize Donors:
- Human Productions Gallery
- Time & Space Toys and Collectibles
- Twilight Creations

September 05, 2009

MTV Debuts New Clip From JENNIFER'S BODY!

MTV has just debuted this new clip with a scene between Kyle Gallner and Megan Fox in JENNIFER'S BODY in theaters September 18th. Check it out below!



Check out a behind thew scenes look from ET at our previous news post HERE! There's another on-set video that we posted a few weeks back right HERE!

Check out the "PSA announcement" with Megan Fox at our previous news post HERE. The theatrical one-sheet poster is at our previous news post HERE! Watch the "red-band" trailer for JENNIFER'S BODY at our previous news post HERE and the "green-band" one HERE! The flick stars Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Kyle Gallner & Lance Henriksen. JENNIFER'S BODY was directed by Karyn Kusama from a script by Diablo Cody (writer of JUNO).

Synopsis: When a gorgeous cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her "plain Jane" best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.


First Clip From George Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD!

Twitchfilm.net just debuted the first official clip from George A. Romero's latest zombie opus, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD! Below is the description that goes along with the clip:

In a world where the dead rise to menace the living, rogue soldier Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) leads a band of military dropouts to refuge from the endless chaos. As they search for a place "where the shit won't get you," they meet banished patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (played with zeal by Kenneth Welsh), who promises a new Eden on the fishing and ranching outpost Plum Island. The men arrive, only to find themselves caught in an age-old battle between O'Flynn's family and rival clan the Muldoons. It turns out that Patrick was expelled from the isle for believing that the only good zombie is a dead zombie, while the Muldoons think it's wrong to dispatch afflicted loved ones, attempting to look after their undead kinfolk until a cure is found. But their bid for stability on the homestead has turned perverse: the undead are chained inside their homes, pretending to live normal lives - and the consequences are bloody. A desperate struggle for survival will determine whether the living and the dead can coexist.

Such apocalyptic themes have long haunted George A. Romero, much to the delight of his legions of fans. He now follows Crocket, a minor character from his last film, Diary of the Dead, to present a new doomsday scenario. In that film, Crocket made a brief appearance with his militia to appropriate the heroes' supplies at gunpoint. For Crocket's subsequent journey, Romero does something that most horror directors have neglected to do in recent years - he uses the genre to address societal issues. Romero here creates a world in which he can wrestle with the human condition while simultaneously finding new and creative ways to exterminate lurching flesh eaters.



See a slew of pictures at our previous news post HERE. Follow Uncle George Romero via Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialRomero! Also, you can keep tabs on the latest DEAD film via the official My Space page at: www.myspace.com/OfficialGeorgeRomero. See the first behind the scenes segment HERE!

Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Productions present “GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD”. A film by George A. Romero. Producer: Paula Devonshire. Executive Producers: Peter Grunwald, Art Spigel, Dan Fireman, Ara Katz, Michael Doherty, DJ Carson, Bryan Gliserman. Director of Photography: Adam Swica. Editor: Michael Doherty. Production Designer: Arv Greywal. Costume Designer: Alex Kavanagh. Composer: Robert Carli. Featuring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick.


September 04, 2009

HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER Comes To Blu-Ray September 29th!

"He's not Freddy. He's not Jason. He's real." I'll never forget seeing that tagline for the first time on the VHS box of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, which is still one of those disturbing genre films that gets to me. How far we've come that now we're getting a Blu-Ray special edition of the movie courtesy of Dark Sky Films on September 29th.

Features include: commentary, deleted scenes & outtakes, a making-of documentary, a documentary on real life killer Henry Lee Lucas, trailers, storyboards and a stills gallery. Check out the cover artwork below as well as the synopsis:



"Based on actual events, this controversial and critically-acclaimed horror classic chronicles a few short weeks in the life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.

Michael Rooker gives a bone-chilling performance as Henry, a solitary drifter who leads his dim ex-jail mate Otis (Tim Towles), on a senseless killing spree through the streets of Chicago. Choosing their victims at random, they vary their methods of execution to avoid detection. Meanwhile, Otis unsuspecting sister, Becky (Tracy Arnold), comes to visit and finds herself falling in love with Henry.

Filmmaker John McNaughton directed HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, a provocative portrayal of a mass murderer that continues to shock and disturb twenty years after its debut."

PRE-ORDER IT BELOW:



Official Website For THE HILLS RUN RED Launches!

The official website for THE HILLS RUN RED has launched over at: http://www.hillsrunred.com. You'll be greeted by the trailer upon arrival to the page, but also DVD info, synopsis, a gallery with some brand new images, video clips, desktops, buddy icons, blogs from the films characters and more! Check it out now over at: http://www.hillsrunred.com

Check out a slew of images at our previous news post HERE.

Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!


VIDEO: SLEEPAWAY CAMP Reunion At MONSTERMANIA!

Sleepawaycampmovies.com has put together a video of the SLEEPAWAY CAMP reunion from the most recent MONSTER MANIA convention this past August 2009. Check out the video description, as well as highlights from the event embedded below!

Producer Jeff Hayes has put together another Sleepaway Camp reunion! This time he has added the long sought-after Karen Fields ("Judy") and Frank Saladino ("Gene-O") to the line up. Also starring creator/director Robert Hiltzik, Paul DeAngelo ("Ronnie"), Desiree Gould ("Aunt Martha"), and Jonathan Tiersten ("Ricky"). The event took place on August 21-23 in Cherry Hill, NJ for MonsterMania.



Visit: http://www.sleepawaycampmovies.com
And: www.monstermania.net

Whoa! The Full [REC] 2 Trailer!

Whoa! The full length trailer for the eagerly anticipated Spanish sequel [REC] 2 can now be seen over on THIS website! The original [REC] served as the (practically shot-for-shot) basis of last year's QUARANTINE. The follow-up is once again directed & scripted by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo. [REC] 2 is set to start hitting the festival circuit shortly. We'll keep you posted on release details when we hear 'em! See the new trailer HERE!

There's also some cool stuff over on the official Filmax website for [REC] 2. (If you can understand Spanish, of course) Check it: www.rec2lapelicula.com



Read our first look of [REC] by clicking the image below! The original [REC] comes to DVD in the US on July 14th!


ET's New Behind The Scenes Video For JENNIFER'S BODY!

Entertainment Weekly has a new behind the scenes video on JENNIFER'S BODY, which you can check out embedded below:



There's another on-set video that we posted a few weeks back right HERE!

Check out the "PSA announcement" with Megan Fox at our previous news post HERE. The theatrical one-sheet poster is at our previous news post HERE! Watch the "red-band" trailer for JENNIFER'S BODY at our previous news post HERE and the "green-band" one HERE! The flick stars Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Kyle Gallner & Lance Henriksen. JENNIFER'S BODY was directed by Karyn Kusama from a script by Diablo Cody (writer of JUNO).

Synopsis: When a gorgeous cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her "plain Jane" best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.


Blu-Ray Editions Of THE MONSTER SQUAD, CUJO, FRAILTY & MY BLOOD VALENTINE Coming!

Lionsgate has announced a slew of new Blu-Ray discs all hitting store shelves on November 24th. Below's a breakdown of titles with their respective features:

FRAILTY Synopsis:
Fenton Meeks approaches an FBI agent one night claiming he knows the identity of a vicious serial killer. The FBI agent is unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam. Fenton recounts in a series of flashbacks, how he and his brother, grew up in a very loving family, raised by their widowed father. All that changed, the day his father awoke, believing he had been visited by an angel and given a mission to destroy "demons" - seemingly normal people who walk the earth as pure evil. Fenton's father and brother Adam swear to carry out this 'divine' mission. Out of loyalty however, Fenton refused to go to the police, until now. Believing Fenton's startling tale of the slaughter of innocents, the FBI agent follows him to the family's rose garden only to be surprised that neither evil nor innocence are what they seem. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in newly remastered 1080P High Definition Widescreen and features 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. Special features include three separate audio commentaries, "Anatomy of a scene," a "making-of" featurette, deleted scenes, storyboards and a photo gallery.

Lionsgate brings a trio of horror favorites to Blu-ray Disc for the first time on November 24th. Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition starring Dee Wallace (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), plus cult classics The Monster Squad: 20th Anniversary Edition and My Bloody Valentine: Special Edition all make their debut on Blu-ray.

CUJO: 25th Anniversary Edition Synopsis:
Based on the frightening best-selling book from the king of horror himself, Stephen King, Cujo has become a film classic. In a bizarre case of nature versus humanity, a Saint Bernard infected with rabies from a diseased bat attacks a mother and her son. When the family becomes trapped in their car, they must depend on their wits to defeat the crazed canine. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include audio commentary with Director Lewis Teague and the three part documentary, "Dog Days: The Making of Cujo."

THE MONSTER SQUAD: 25th Anniversary Edition Synopsis:
Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Gillman - adjourn to earth in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers and outsiders uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Now, our heroes - the Monster Squad - are the only ones daring to stand in their way. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include a five-part retrospective featurette Monster Squad Forever!, a classic interview with the Monster himself A Conversation with Frankenstein, deleted scenes, an animated storyboard sequence and more!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Special Edition Synopsis:
On Valentine's Day 20 years before, an explosion of methane gas took the lives of a group of coal miners working in the Hanniger Mine near the small town of Valentine Bluffs. The accident occurred because supervisors left their posts to attend the annual Valentine's Day dance. A year later, Harry Warden, the only survivor of the accident, retaliated by killing the two supervisors and leaving a terrifying warning never to hold another Valentine's Day dance. After two decades have passed, despite warnings, a group of young adults start preparations for another dance. When a blood-soaked heart arrives at the police station, accompanied by an ominous message, the dance is canceled. However, a Valentine party is held in its place at the coal mine and it isn't long before people begin dying violently. It appears Warden has returned to punish those who did not heed his warning. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include the featurette "Bloodlust: My Bloody Valentine and the Rise of the Slasher Film," "Bloodlines: An interactive Horror Film History" and deleted footage.

Pricing: Blu-ray Disc $19.99 each




First Official Image From SAW VI!

Ah, let the guessing game begin! Lionsgate has released the first official promotional still from SAW VI, but naturally... we have no idea what's going on in it, other then something sinister in nature! Check it out below:



Check out the latest SAW VI poster HERE. See the other theatrical poster HERE! Check out the trailer at THIS post here & the theatrical poster HERE. The awesome "motion" poster can be found at our previous news post HERE!

SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor.

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

September 02, 2009

FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - SOUND ENGINEER GARY STREINER!

Just added! A FRIGHT exclusive interview with GARY STREINER! Among those names made famous by NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD some 41 years ago, Gary Streiner might not be the first to come to mind for the film’s many fans. Though Gary was not as prominent as George Romero or Gary’s own brother Russ, he was part of a tight-knit team that produced what would become not only a classic horror film, but a classic film in general. One of the ten original investors in NIGHT, his role as the film’s recording guy and sound mixer gave him an inside view of the movie. He was kind enough recently to discuss some of his experiences on NOTLD with me, as well as his second annual Living Dead Festival, an autograph signing and showing of the movie which will include many first time guests, including Judith Ridley. Visit the festival’s official site at: www.thelivingdeadfest.com. And read the full interview by clicking the image below!


13 New Images From SORORITY ROW!

Summit Entertainment has provided us with the following 13 images from SORORITY ROW. You can click on any one of them for high resolution versions. Check 'em below!














We'll have interviews with the director and cast of SORORITY ROW later in the week, so check back soon for those. In the meantime, make sure to watch the latest TV Spot at at previous post HERE. See the trailer & 1st poster at THIS post! The international poster HERE, the theatrical one-sheet poster HERE! Another poster right HERE! And the "final" one-sheet HERE!

An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version is set to open in theaters on September 11th. Stewart Hendler directed from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger and it stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher.

Kelly McGillis Joins Cast Of STAKE LAND!

Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix announced today that Kelly McGillis ("Top Gun," "Witness," "The Accused") has joined the cast of the epic vampire road film "STAKE LAND," currently filming in New York and Pennsylvania.

The film, written by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici and directed by Jim Mickle ("Mulberry Street"), takes place following a global spread of vampirism. McGillis plays a nun who joins a small team of survivors (including Damici, Danielle Harris of "Halloween" and "Halloween 2" and Conor Paolo of "Gossip Girl") as they make a treacherous journey north to safety through the war-torn U.S. McGillis' character, "Sister," faces a crisis of faith during the vampire bloodshed, ultimately taking up arms to do battle with her newly formed family unit.

Says Dark Sky's EVP Greg Newman, "Jim and Nick have written a uniquely intense part for "Sister", and we are thrilled to see Kelly McGillis in the role. This is a very ambitious project, with a genuinely epic sweep, and we cannot wait to bring it to audiences next year."

The film is produced by Dark Sky Films and Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix with producers Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle, Adam Folk, and Fessenden, who also appears in the film. Says Fessenden, "I have been wanting to work with Jim Mickle since I saw his short films years ago. My enthusiasm for his approach to genre was peaked with MULBERRY STREET, so when we were putting together the Dark Sky Slate, Mickle was on my short list of directors. I think this one will add legions of fans."

Glass Eye Pix and MPI recently teamed up to produce Ti West's "House of the Devil," which is slated for a fall release from Magnolia pictures and "Bitter Feast," which recently wrapped principal photography.



Check out our FRIGHT exclusive interviews with both Jim Mickle and Larry Fessenden below by clicking their respective frames!

JIM MICKLE:


LARRY FESSENDEN:

POSSUM WALK One-Sheet Poster & Images!

Horrorphile Entertainment, in association with Bloodbrick Pictures, is proud to debut their brand spanking new one-sheet for their movie POSSUM WALK. The image was designed by Jimmy Hazard, who also designed one-sheets for THE FLESH KEEPER and WALKING DISTANCE. “Jimmy totally understood what it was we wanted in a poster. We gave him a very basic idea of what the movie was about, and he ran with it. He works insanely quick, too. From concept to reality, the whole process took maybe two weeks,” reports writer/director Jeremy Sumrall.


Furthermore, Horrorphile Entertainment and Bloodbrick Pictures are proud to announce that principal photography on POSSUM WALK is “…about 98% complete”, according to Sumrall (star of SWEATSHOP). “We have one or two dialogue scenes left to film, and then a couple of FX pickup shots. Little stuff we weren’t able to pull off quite the way we wanted, naturally.” Sumrall went on to say that “…the production has gone much smoother than I could have anticipated. I have an amazing cast and hard-working crew supporting me in this endeavor. I’m eternally grateful to each and every one of them for helping to bring my creation to life.”

For those uninitiated few who don’t already know, POSSUM WALK is “…a dark, dramatic film about small-town Southern living, which is controlled by fear, ignorance, and - perhaps worst of all – religion. A young virgin named ‘Faith Carpenter’ – played beautifully by newcomer Maggie Conwell – discovers she’s pregnant, and begins having terrible visions of demonic goings-on as a result. Her widower father, ‘Brother William Carpenter’ – played with gusto by indie genre fave Parrish Randall (VICIOUS, QUICK AND THE UNDEAD) – struggles with a few demons of his own. And, as things are boiling over between these two, a masked killer picks the sleepy little town to become the newest venue for his insanity – sexually abusing and killing the women of the town – but not necessarily in that order.”

For more information, visit POSSUM WALK’s myspace page at www.myspace.com/possumwalkmovie, or if Facebook is more your speed, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Possum-Walk/74976752861?ref=ts.





DARK DAYS Are Coming! 30 DAYS OF NIGHT Sequel Nabs Director!

Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Ben Ketai is set to direct 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS, the official sequel to David Slade's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. Based on the original comic book sequel DARK DAYS, writer/co-creator Steve Niles also penned the script with Ketai. Ketai has experience in the 30 DAYS OF NIGHT universe having worked on the web series "30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOOD TRAILS" and "30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DUST TO DUST." The character of Stella Oleson (played by Melissa George in the first film) plays a major role in the story of DARK DAYS, but according to BD will be recast for this direct-to-DVD sequel. Shooting begins tentatively in October in Vancouver. More when we hear it!


THE RESURRECTION OF OFFICER ROLLINS Short Film With Derek Mears & Rodney Eastman!

Filmmaker Nathan Cox sent over a link to his cool little short film titled THE RESURRECTION OF OFFICER ROLLINS. Genre fans will recognize Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE 13TH) and Rodney Eastman (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS) in the movie. It's up in competition with 10 other films in the Doorpost Film Project contest. So, click HERE or the following link to see the short and vote for it!

http://www.thedoorpost.com/2009/FinalFilms/vote/?film=414b5768ea2e239f028620176419e24e

Below is the press release and poster!

'The Resurrection of Officer Rollins' is a zombie themed short film directed by Nathan Cox that was entered in a recent film contest. In a sea of conservative films, Nathan was the only one compelled to make a horror film. The film stars Derek Mears (JASON VOORHEES from the Friday The 13th remake) and Rodney Eastman (An original DREAM WARRIOR from Nightmare On Elm St. 3). Please vote and support his film. You have to create a login on The Doorpost to vote (takes about 1 minute...and you don't have to upload a pic to register) Please help us out by forwarding this invite, posting a link, emailing friends, etc. Getting as many online votes as we can will really help us out...because a large chunk of the outcome is decided by the online vote. ***You have to watch all 10 films before you are eligible to vote.***If you have the time, please leave us a positive comment on 'The Resurrection of Officer Rollins' page (but only if you like the film : )


Nathan "Karma" Cox, Director MTV award winning music video director and editor Nathan Cox is a Southern California native. As a child, Nathan made his first super-8 stop-motion movies with his Star Wars action figures and since has been one of the most prolific music video directors. With over 200 credits to his name, Nathan has worked with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Linkin Park, U2, Jewel, Metallica, Foo Fighters, and The Fray. Nathan has been nominated for eleven awards, such as the MTV Video Music Awards, the Billboard Music Video Awards and The Music Video Producers Association Awards.

Don't forget to read our interview from earlier this year with DEREK MEARS!



First Image From THE HOST 2!

It always seems like foreign cinema is where it's at in terms of new & original horror flicks, so after the success of Bong Joon-ho's THE HOST, it comes as no surprise that a sequel was inevitable. Directed by  Ning Hao (the director behind CRAZY STONE), THE HOST 2 shot earlier this year and now it looks like we've got our first look at the creature via this test image found on TwitchFilm.net (courtesy of Daum) Check it out below!



Too early to say the release date but we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear something!

RUMOR: Director Found For HALLOWEEN 3D?!

Late in the weekend, The Weinstein Company announced it's intentions to continue the HALLOWEEN franchise with HALLOWEEN 3D. And not only would they be aiming to get a 3D Michael Myers movie in theaters by next summer, but it'll be a different take from what Rob Zombie had established with his 2 HALLOWEEN flicks. In that last post, it was hinted that "the studio was in negotiations with a new director, who has experience in horror." Rumor going round through all the other horror outlets is that it may be Steve Miner.

Steve Miner is no stranger to the genre, nor to Michael Myers. He directed HALLOWEEN: 20 YEARS LATER aka H20 starring Jamie Lee Curtis. His other genre credits include the recent DAY OF THE DEAD remake, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 and LAKE PLACID. Hell, he's got 3D experience having also directed FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3.

For now, let's consider this a rumor until confirmed, but could be interesting to see what Miner's take on Myers is, 10 years after H20. (Just... get the mask right this time, k?)


OK, For Real... The "Final" Theatrical One-Sheet Poster For SORORITY ROW!

OK... this is probably about the 3rd time I'm referring to a new SORORITY ROW poster as the "final" theatrical one sheet poster, but... Summit Entertainment keeps pumping them out! With the release date set for Friday September 11th, I'm willing to bet this is in fact the last theatrical poster you'll see for the flick. Check it out below:


We'll have interviews with the director and cast of SORORITY ROW later in the week, so check back soon for those. In the meantime, make sure to watch the latest TV Spot at at previous post HERE. See the trailer & 1st poster at THIS post! The international poster HERE, the theatrical one-sheet poster HERE! And one more poster right HERE!

An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version is set to open in theaters on September 11th. Stewart Hendler directed from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger and it stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher.


MTV Planning TEEN WOLF Pilot!

There's a remake coming of the Michael J. Fox comedy TEEN WOLF, only it's not traditionally what you'd expect. The Hollywood Reporter says that MTV is readying a pilot of the hit 80's movie as a jumping point for a series.

The article says: The 1985 film starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who discovers he is a werewolf. The MTV version will be set in high school, draw from the horror genre to explore werewolf mythology and include a romantic plot line.

"It has a fresh take and is very different from the original," said Liz Gateley, senior vp MTV series development. "It has more of an 'American Werewolf in London' feel to it. It's a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques."

The new "Wolf" was written by "Criminal Minds" creator Jeff Davis, who executive produces the pilot with Marty Adelstein (Fox's "Prison Break") and Rene Echevarria (ABC's "Castle").

We'll keep you posted on when we hear more!


Rebecca De Mornay Is The Mother In MOTHER'S DAY!

Actress Rebecca De Mornay will take on the lead role in Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of MOTHER'S DAY says The Hollywood Reporter. "Every time you look at (Rebecca), she is on fire, and to take her to this level, which is like her role in 'Hand That Rocks the Cradle' times a thousand, is exciting," Bousman said. "She is not some Freddy Krueger or Jason, so it was important for me to get a real actress."



Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Patrick Flueger (KILL THEORY) has also recently joined the cast. Also on board, TRUE BLOOD's Deborah Ann Woll, Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, SORORITY ROW), Alexa Vega, Jaime King (MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, THE TRIPPER), Shawn Ashmore (FROZEN), Matt O'Leary (SORORITY ROW) & Tony Nappo. Darren Lynn Bousman (helmer of the SAW sequels and REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA) directs from a script by Scott Milam. MOTHER'S DAY is based on the 1980 Charlie Kaufman movie of the same name.

You can read Briana Evigan's recent comments on her role in the flick in our previous news post HERE!

September 01, 2009

Magnolia Acquires Bong Joon-Ho's Critically Acclaimed MOTHER!

New York – August 31st, 2009 – The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho’s MOTHER, which debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard earlier this year to stellar reviews. Gearing up for a Bong Joon-ho retrospective, Magnolia has also acquired BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, Bong’s 2000 debut which was previously unreleased stateside. Magnolia had a big hit in 2007 with Bong’s THE HOST, and is excited to be the American home for the filmmaker, one of the most dynamic and exciting on the world stage today.

MOTHER is a unique thriller about a mother’s primal love for her son. It stars Kim Hye-ja (in what critics are calling one of the best performances of the year) as a mother who throws herself body and soul into proving the innocence of her son who she believes to be wrongly accused of murder. The Korean selection for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, MOTHER continues its prestigious run on the festival circuit this fall—it is an official selection in both the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Magnolia plans on releasing the film theatrically sometime early next year.

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE is a dark comedy about an out-of-work college professor who is driven mad by the sound of barking dogs in his apartment building, eventually resorting to kidnapping them. Never released stateside, Bong’s directorial debut is a must-see for fans as it has hints of things to come with his later works, especially THE HOST.

“We are thrilled to be in the Bong Joon-Ho business again, and to be doing our first deal with CJ Entertainment,” said Magnolia Senior Vice President Tom Quinn . “MOTHER is one of the best films of the year from one of the world’s most versatile, exciting directors, and BARKING DOGS makes a great addition to our growing library. We want to be releasing Bong’s films as long as he keeps making them.”

“I'm very thrilled that Magnolia will be distributing MOTHER to the wider audience in North America ,” said Bong. “Having previously worked with Magnolia on THE HOST, I am well aware of their love and passion for film. I hope MOTHER can once again fuel up the interest of North American audiences in Korean cinema.”

‘We are very excited to find a passionate partner like Magnolia, who successfully launched THE HOST in North America and has a real understanding of Bong’s films,” said Senior Vice President Kini S. Kim for CJ Entertainment. “With Magnolia distributing both MOTHER, and BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, we know his unique, fun and exciting filmmaking will reach wider audiences.”



Vote Now For Spike TV's SCREAM AWARDS 2009!

Spike have opened up their page for the SCREAM 2009 awards and you can vote now for all your favorites of this past year! Vote for The Ultimate Scream, Best Horror Movie, Sci-Fi Movie, Actor, Actress, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Holy S***! Scene Of The Year and many, many more! Plenty of fan favorites are on the list this year - LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, DRAG ME TO HELL, WATCHMEN, STAR TREK, TRUE BLOOD, DEXTER and many more!

Vote now: http://www.spike.com/event/scream2009/

The 4th annual Scream event tapes on Saturday, October 17 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles!


SORORITY ROW's Briana Evigan Talks MOTHER'S DAY Remake!

At the recent roundtable interview for SORORITY ROW, actress Briana Evigan talked a bit about her upcoming role in the MOTHER'S DAY remake. Here's some quotes of what she had to say!

"Darren Lynn Bousman’s directing it. Jaime King is attached as the other female lead. I do not know who the mother is yet, um since we’ve been so busy (that) I haven’t heard a word. But I can tell you that this movie is sick. It’s really, really sick. But what I liked about it so much is that it’s a concept that’s way too close to home. That family means more then anything and that you’d go do absolutely anything for them. And… that’s the way my family is. God, I just pray that nothing like this would happened because we’d take care of each other. (Laughs)"

When pressed about which role she's got in this one, she said, "I’m not a part of the family in this, I’m someone who’s held hostage. I’m one of the main hostage people. So I get to be really bad-ass again and extremely 20 times more then in SORORITY ROW. I’m pretty much the tough, stonewall that everyone’s intimidated by. She’s super hot and sexy. Not slutty in anyway. We’re trying to find the fine line so that we don’t get into that pedigree at all. I’m changing my hair for it and everything, changing my appearance. I’ll have a big tattoo on my back. So it’s definitely sexy and edgy and very tough and this girl does not put up with anything, so she’s ready to fight everybody and kill everybody she needs to kill. (Laughs)"



Rebecca De Mornay was just announced as the "mother", with the rest of the cast consists of TRUE BLOOD's Deborah Ann Woll, Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, SORORITY ROW), Alexa Vega, Jaime King (MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, THE TRIPPER), Shawn Ashmore (FROZEN), Matt O'Leary (SORORITY ROW) & Tony Nappo. Darren Lynn Bousman (helmer of the SAW sequels and REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA) directs from a script by Scott Milam. MOTHER'S DAY is based on the 1980 Charlie Kaufman movie of the same name. More when we hear it!

LAKE MUNGO Joins AFTER DARK HORRORFEST 4 Line-Up!

After Dark Films have announced LAKE MUNGO as their 3rd acquisition for the upcoming HORRORFEST 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR, the 4th of the annual festival set to hit theaters on January 29th, 2010. LAKE MUNGO joins the already announced DREAD (the latest Clive Barker adaptation written & directed by Anthony Deblasi) and THE GRAVES. Here's the official press release and a pair of images:

Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2009) — After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon has announced that After Dark has inked a deal with Arclight Films to feature Lake Mungo in it’s next incarnation of After Dark Horrorfest®: 8 Films to Die For. The supernatural mystery is written and directed by Joel Anderson making his feature debut. Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger and Martin Sharpe star. Georgie Nevile and David Rapsey produced. Dana Lambert, VP of Acquisitions at After Dark brokered the deal with Arclight Films who represented the filmmakers in the negotiations.

In Lake Mungo, sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, Ray Kemeny. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges.

“Joel has created an eerily crafted, suspense piece that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and will leave them with a sense of unease for days to come.” stated Solomon. “We’re pleased to bring such an original film to audiences in the US.”

Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films, added, “Arclight is extremely proud of the continuing success of Joel’s film and feel that After Dark has the right vision to bring maximum success for Lake Mungo in the US market.”

After Dark Films will continue to announce their line up over the upcoming months leading up to the January 29, 2010 release. “With Horrorfest entering its fourth year, we’re pleased that we can continue to bring to our fans exciting, new films that expand the entire horror genre.” added Solomon.

Joel Anderson is repped by UTA.

After Dark Horrorfest 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States from January 29nd – February 5th, making it the largest nationwide film festival.

After Dark Films: Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisition of genre films for theatrical release.

After Dark is perhaps best known for its creation and execution of After Dark Horrorfest® – 8 Films to Die For® (www.horrorfestonline.com). Debuting in 2006, After Dark Horrorfest ® is a one week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million Additionally, it reached great success with over 1.6 million DVDs currently in circulation through distribution partner Lionsgate.

After Dark's initial film release was the box office success An American Haunting (2006), written, directed and produced by Courtney Solomon. An American Haunting opened at the #2 spot in the nation, and maintained its position for four weeks. Subsequent releases include The Abandoned; Skinwalkers, starring Jason Behr, Rhona Mitra and Matthew Knight; Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and directed by Oscar-nominee Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields), and Frontier(s), directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman)

Earlier this year it was announced that After Dark Films is making its first foray into television by partnering with Lionsgate and IFC to co-produce the best selling book series, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, written by Laurell K. Hamilton.



August 30, 2009

Are You Ready For A Rob Zombie-Less HALLOWEEN 3D?! It's Coming!

Wow. That was fast and... obvious. The big winner this weekend at the box office wasn't Rob Zombie's sequel HALLOWEEN II, but rather THE FINAL DESTINATION 3D. So, fresh from that loss, Bob Weinstein from The Weinstein Company announced via the LA Times today that HALLOWEEN 3D is in development.

From the article: "Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise."

Well... we've never seen a HALLOWEEN flick in 3D. And it'll be nice to see a "new take" on Michael Myers after these last 2 flicks.

With a "new take" on the horizon, no word on if Scout Taylor-Compton or Tyler Mane would be returning to reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers respectively. Although in our recent interviews, they both seemed keen. (Check that out HERE!)

Also of note: The LA Times article lists "Summer 2010" as the release date for HALLOWEEN 3D. Considering the 3D process and the fact that no one's officially attached yet, there is NO way in hell they can make the movie in that amount of short time... but ya never know?

More when we hear it!


R-Rated "Director's Cut" Of TERMINATOR: SALVATION Coming!

Not sure if anything additional could make a good movie out of the terribly disappointing TERMINATOR: SALVATION, but regardless, we can expect an "R-rated Director's Cut" of the film when it hits DVD & Blu-Ray according to Blu-Ray.com. No confirmed release date for the US, but it looks like the UK is getting the DVD on November 23rd. Below is the cover art and special features courtesy of www.terminatorchronicles.com.

Blu-ray High Def Bonus Material

* “Re-Forging the Future” – Go behind the scenes of Terminator Salvation with an exclusive set tour.
* “The Moto-Terminator” – See how the Terminator Salvation visual effects crew and Ducati partnered to create the slick and deadly Moto-Terminator!
* Maximum Movie Mode featuring director McG deconstructing the film’s key moments.
* Picture (PiP) commentary with cast and crew interviews, storyboards, still galleries, timeline and more!
* Plus, 11 mini featurette focus points spotlighting how the ground-breaking special effects were created!

BD LIVE Content Includes:

* “Resist Or Be Terminated” Tech Com videos (nine viral videos from the theatrical campaign and four new videos from the Home Entertainment campaign)
* “The Final Resistance” video – access the secret plans of Skynet
* CINECHAT – BD-Live technology that lets viewers around the world chat live about this, or any other CINECHAT enabled BD disc, from Sony Pictures International Home Entertainment!



The latest in the TERMINATOR franchise is directed by McG and stars Christian Bale as John Conner, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Common, Moon Bloodgood and Michael Ironside.

WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD DVD Features Announced!

Blu-Ray.com got a listing of special features from 20th Century Fox for their upcoming DVD release WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. Video will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p AVC accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. And special features include:

- "Action, Gore and Chaos!" featurette
- "Brothers in Blood" featurette
- "Three Finger's Fight Night" featurette
- Deleted Scenes

The DVD streets on October 20th, along with a Blu-Ray boxed set of all 3 WRONG TURN movies that same day. Check out the DVD cover art below!


Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE!

HALLOWEEN 2 INTERVIEWS: PART 1 - ROB ZOMBIE!

Earlier this week, ICONS OF FRIGHT was invited to join in on a series of roundtable interviews for HALLOWEEN 2. (Now playing in theaters!) We've decided to pair up the interviews in batches and offer them to you in their entirety. ('Tis the ICONS way!) Beware of major spoilers! We've done our best to mark them before you get to them, that way you can come back after you've seen the movie. Keep in mind that several journalists are asking questions here, so ICONS is credited when it's us asking. This edition features the writer/director himself, ROB ZOMBIE! Enjoy!


Rob Zombie:

What’s the fun in horror movies?

That’s funny, that was the last question they just asked me in the other room. I didn’t really have a good answer. For me, it’s just movies period. Not necessarily horror movies. I just like dark, violet material.

Why?

I don’t know why? Its funny, because I’m writing this thing about CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the DGA magazine, and I was doing some research and I found that Roger Ebert gave this movie a horrible review when it came out in 1972. And everything he said which is why he hated it is exactly why I like it. So I don’t know.


Hard childhood?

I guess, yeah. I don’t know! If you’re life is weird and fucked up, you like to see things that are weird and fucked up.

What movie scared you as a kid?

Weird things are scary when you’re a kid. I think probably the scariest thing, as stupid as it sounds was THE WIZARD OF OZ with the flying monkeys and the witch. I remember seeing that when I was really little and it still seems freaky. Seems really fucked up!

ICONS: That and WILLY WONKA scared the shit out of me.

Yeah, WILLY WONKA too! Not even like, I’d watch FRANKENSTEIN and it never seemed scary yet somehow THE WIZARD OF OZ was a freak show.


ICONS: So, HALLOWEEN 2. Obviously you had quite a time restraint to get this movie in theaters by August 28th. Hope it didn’t compromise what you wanted to do. Is the movie coming out in theaters essentially what you set out to do? Will there be a longer director’s cut for the DVD? I know there’s tons of material that didn’t make it into the theatrical cut.

Um, ya know, except for THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, I feel like everything has been compromised in some way by scheduling. Because THE DEVIL’S REJECTS was the only movie I ever made that had no release date. We worked on it and worked on it until we got it right. Or at least until we felt we got it right. We sort of looked at it and thought, ya know? There’s nothing else I want to change. There’s nothing else I want to do. Whereas, I’ve never had that luxury since. And um, I don’t know what would be different. The thing is – editing is a crucial time and when you get rushed through that process, you’re never 100 percent sure that you’ve got exactly the perfect take of every actor, or the perfect moment because there’s so much footage to go through and so you do your best to do it with the time that you have. As far as a longer cut for the director’s cut, there is another version of the movie that’s very, very different that will probably be the director’s cut. There were 2 ways we could cut the movie. The way we cut it for the theatrical, Laurie Strode’s character is the main difference in the two. (In the theatrical) She’s holding it together, getting her life together and it starts spiraling downward. In the other version, she’s an incredible mess and gets worse. She never has any good moments, she’s just messed up, she’s lashing out at everyone, she’s horrible. Messed up on drugs, she’s just completely spun out through the whole movie. It makes for a real challenging movie to watch and I feel like I don’t know if fans would’ve embraced so much darkness.


Is there still a white horse motif in that version?

Yeah, everything’s the same in that version except for her. There’s other scenes with her, and mostly with Annie. Her relationship with Annie is horrible and they’re at each other’s throats through the whole movie. They are not in the theatrical version.

What's the story with the leaked unused trailer?

The trailer that got leaked I remember really, really liking.


What was the inspiration for the white horse motif?

Well, I wanted – the horse thing, I was just trying to find some significant thing that could be a through line. It could’ve been anything, it’s not so much that that’s so significant. It had to be some minor event from young Michael Myer’s life that he has stuck in his brain. That I could then tie through to Laurie. And that just seemed like – the white horse is such a great visual image. And then when I started researching these meaning of dream type books, even though it’s a bunch of bullshit to me. They all reference this great significance with the white horse. And I put the definition at the beginning of the movie. It seemed like the perfect childlike image to carry through.


For your characters, is there an urge to get behind the violence and anger?

Well, I like making everything a bit wishy-washy in the sense that, we don’t want people to feel bad for Michael Myers necessarily, but I don’t want him to just be the “villain”. That’s why I like giving him something he didn’t have much of in the other movies is making him a character. It’s a little bit like you might feel a little bit bad because he’s this big hulking monster that’s basically still got the brain of a 10 year old boy. And who’s been locked away his whole life. Like I was saying, it’s like the FRANKENSTEIN scenario. No matter what he does, it’s still sort of this misunderstood monster scenario and I always find that more interesting. I guess with growing up with all those old movies that always had that motif to it.


This one’s more your feel. How’d the 2 differ for you?

This film to me is more like a logical follow-up to THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Whereas HALLOWEEN the first one seemed like a weird side step, where I think because it was someone else’s material, it kinda of messed with me. I made the first half of the movie my thing, and the second half I felt well I should bring in more John Carpenter beats because that’s what people are going to be expecting. But as soon as I started doing that, I don’t think I had quite the enthusiasm for the film as I did with the new stuff, because the fun of it is creating your world and when you go ‘oh ok’, Annie Bracket and Lynda and Laurie. These are someone else’s characters. That’s why in this movie, I tried to flip them all upside down and make them my characters.


Any interest in moving away from horror?

Yeah, totally. Even after my first movie I wanted to move on. The thing is, it’s hard to get movies made. It’s virtually impossible. It’s hard to get people to green light projects, so you just sort of take them as they come and try to deal with them. I didn’t want to make HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES PART 2. So I thought I’m going to make this movie called THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and make it totally different and make it like this post-modern Western. Technically it’s a follow-up, it’s the same characters, but I had no interest in re-visiting what I’d already done. It’s sort of the same thing with HALLOWEEN II. I tried to push it away from what I had done. People come into something called HALLOWEEN expecting something.


Also coming to expect something from you as well.

Yeah, so there’s expectations on something like this.

What's next? THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO?

EL SUPERBEASTO is done. That comes out September 22nd. And that’s an animated movie that’s a comedy. It’s totally different then anything I’ve ever done. It’s sort of like X-Rated SCOOBY DOO. And it’s ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. It’s part musical, part comedy. It’s crazy.


What scary movies do you go to see?

I don’t know. I tend to avoid horror movies at the theater, because I always think they’re going to be lousy. And my friends work on them so they’ll tell me in advance, oh man this movie’s terrible. Don’t waste your time! So it kills your excitement factor. (Laughs)

So you haven’t seen the big horror movies of the last few years like HOSTEL or SAW?

I saw HOSTEL and I saw HOSTEL PART 2. It gets weird because you’re friends with these people, so I really want to go see Eli’s movies and support Eli. SAW, I saw the first one, I haven’t seen any of the other ones. Um – It’s not really my type of thing. Even if they’re awesome. It’s just not my type of thing. I don’t know. Even if it’s 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. Everyone loves that, so I went to see that and it’s just not my thing. I thought it might be my type of thing.

But you're often paired up with those filmmakers as part of the "Splat Pack".

I don’t relate to that. I don’t want to be part of any group that’ll have me as a member. So as soon as I heard “The Splat Pack”, I was like please, kick me out of that group. If there’s one thing as a director that you don’t want to be, it’s part of a “group”. I just have an aversion to that. Same thing with music, whenever there’s a “scene”, I just don’t want to be part of a scene. Just leave me alone! That’s just my nature. It’s nothing against the people that are in that group. They’re all friends of mine & I know all of them and they’re all great. I just like to be left alone.

Is TYRANNOSAURUS REX next?

It’s a boxing movie, actually. Yeah, it’s about this guy named Rex. His nickname is “Tyrannosaurus Rex” and it’s about this washed up prize fighter who goes to prison for assaulting these guys in a bar because he’s kind of this born to loose out of control personality. And when he gets out of prison, he’s too old to box so he gets caught up in underground fighting. Because he’s so filled with rage that he can’t control himself in normal society. It’s pretty dark. That’d be a darker movie then HALLOWEEN. That might be my next movie and that’s not a horror movie.

Given your tight schedule on editing, was this movie tougher then the first HALLOWEEN?

Yeah, I will not make another movie under these circumstances, it’s just not the way to do it. When you lock into a release date and then you move the release date up by 2 months, it’s just not good. It’s good for everything but the cast, crew and people who are creatively trying to make a film. (Laughs)


Post is always the part that is rushed and the most crucial.

That’s where you make or break a film. With DEVIL’S REJECTS, we didn’t reshoot anything on that, we had limited time, that was the cheapest movie we made. But we had the time to craft it afterwords. For this one, luckily I always use the same editor and we have a really good short hand, usually he immediately gravitates towards the takes I like best so he knows & we can work really fast. But I don’t know. The problem is and everybody says it, nobody makes movies anymore, they just make schedules and budgets. They don’t make movies anymore. Unfortunately it’s so true.

A lot of filmmakers for these types of films say making these movies is very therapeutic. Is that how it is for you?

I think so. Everybody’s just so repressed, that if they could get more sex and violence into their life, they might feel happier. Not necessarily at the same time!


Can you talk about the kills in HALLOWEEN 2?

The killing I always try to keep very basic and brutal, because that’s the thing about some of these movies, they get really into concocting elaborate scenarios which make sense if that’s the movie, but for this movie it doesn’t.

Is this more intense then the first HALLOWEEN?

It might be. It’s definitely more violent I think. It’s nastier. It’s uglier and grosser.



Be sure to check out our other HALLOWEEN 2 INTERVIEWS! (Click each image below to read them!)








Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is in theaters now!

HALLOWEEN 2 INTERVIEWS: PART 2 - SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON, DANIELLE HARRIS, BREA GRANT, SHERI MOON ZOMBIE!

Earlier this week, ICONS OF FRIGHT was invited to join in on a series of roundtable interviews for HALLOWEEN 2. (Now playing in theaters!) We've decided to pair up the interviews in batches and offer them to you in their entirety. ('Tis the ICONS way!) Beware of major spoilers! We've done our best to mark them before you get to them, that way you can come back after you've seen the movie. Keep in mind that several journalists are asking questions here, so ICONS is credited when it's us asking. This edition features all the lovely ladies of HALLOWEEN 2! Scout Taylor-Compton (Laurie Strode), Danielle Harris (Annie Brackett), Brea Grant (Mya Rockwell) and Sheri Moon Zombie (Deborah Myers). ENJOY!


Scout Taylor-Compton:

In the original HALLOWEEN series, Jamie Lee got to come back 20 years later. What’s it like for you to come back a few years later?

Our Laurie Strode is definitely different. For Jamie Lee, she revisited the character 20 years later. I felt like I created Laurie Strode in my own way and Rob’s way. And took it in a realistic way.


What do you appreciate about horror movies?

I love horror movies. I love the feeling of walking out and feeling very uncomfortable with what I just saw. I love that, that’s what horror movies are supposed to do, right?

Did growing up with horror movies, coupled with your father's profession help prepare you for HALLOWEEN 2?

Yeah, It definitely did. It helped me a lot, especially with my dad being a mortician. But it was very uncomfortable, because I was stuck in the gurney for 8 hours straight and I couldn’t move, I couldn’t get up. I’ve seen that stuff a lot and it’s truly uncomfortable.


ICONS: With the exception of the ending scene in the first movie, this one seems a lot more physically demanding of you. Was this a tougher movie to make? The 2nd one?

This one was tough, honestly. It was a lot for me to do. It was very tough emotionally. It was really, really tough emotionally. I felt like I was going crazy while filming this movie because I was always upset or sad. I felt like I was bipolar. Every time I was on set, I had to play a different feeling. So to portray that, it just took a lot out of me. Honestly, what you guys have seen, that wasn’t all of it. There’s a lot more that I put into the movie, but Rob had to tone it down a bit. Honestly it was really sad just seeing this girl go down this path and not being able to control it. It was fun.


I was always sad that she had to buy her own copy of the book.

(Laughs) Yeah, she had to pay for it. They didn’t even send her a copy!

ICONS: One of the coolest things about this movie from your perspective as an actress is playing against people like Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, Margot Kidder. Great actors. Can you talk a bit about working with the other actors in this movie, people that maybe you looked up to and learned from?

Oh gosh. Nerveracking? Totally completely nervous. Totally goo-goo eyed. I envy these people, I really do. Not just the actors, but Rob. Just working with him, I’m such a fan. And to actually be a good friend of his is amazing. And working with Malcolm who’s an amazing actor. To be able to sit with him and have a normal conversation and ask him about his life and having that trust. Even with someone new like Margot Kidder, and hearing all these stories & kind of thinking “What am I getting myself into with these scenes? I’m about to do these emotional scenes and work with somebody who’s supposedly crazy!” But no, she’s so amazing. She’s really an amazing person. And we got really close actually, and we only filmed for a day and that was a lot.


ICONS: There were a couple of scenes with her, no? Because there’s only one in the final movie.

Yeah, and we did all our scenes in one day. We met the night before, and the next day we felt so comfortable with each other. She was very cool. With Brad, I just love Chucky! (Laughs) That’s always like “how’s Chucky?”

ICONS: It’s hard not to hear his voice and think of Chucky!

Exactly! I didn’t know it was him while I was filming the first one and then I found out at the premiere and then I went crazy. From then on, I’d hear Chucky anytime he spoke!


ICONS: Can you elaborate more on working with Brad and Danielle, because Brad has a lot bigger of a part in this one, he’s your surrogate father in this one. I thought he stole the movie pretty much.

Yeah, Brad is great. Um, he’s an amazing, amazing actor. He’s very dedicated to his work and you get used to that. Danielle’s great. I had a couple of tough scenes with Danielle, which were really tough to get out of. She’s just so amazing to work with and I feel like, she’s like my older sister. So it was great doing these scenes with her.

ICONS: Let’s talk about the FX, because there’s some pretty grotesque things that happen on camera. Wayne Toth told us a story how Rob didn’t tell you about the long shot of the guy getting his head crushed and then they showed it to you and you were like “Oh my God!”

I really freaked out! I thought it was a real guy! And I looked at Rob and said, “Oh my God! What did you do!” It was awful. It was a real guy and they had edited it together where all of a sudden you see Tyler big giant foot crush his face and I saw it and just jumped and freaked out! (It was a full body anamatronic) And the fact that you can’t tell the difference, bravo to Wayne Toth! (Laughs) Bravo. Every morning, I’d go in to say hi to Wayne and there’d always be a different dead body in the seat. You had to get used to that every morning. (Laughs) He’s an amazing make up artist and he did some stuff on me this time. The whole prosthetics on my hand at the beginning.


How do you move on from this being so emotional?

ICONS: RUNAWAYS!

I join a band! Playing Lita Ford. Yeah, I did THE RUNAWAYS with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. It’s the Joan Jett movie! That’s how I move on! That’s pretty amazing! (Laughs)

ICONS: I don’t know too much about that but did you interact with Lita Ford at all, since you’re playing her?

I didn’t really meet Lita, but Joan Jett was always there, during band practice, during the filming, she was always there. Always hanging out with us, it was great. And Cherie Curry was there.

Was that tough too?

There’s a lot of hard work, because we basically had to have band practice and we had to learn the instruments in a short amount of time. We performed for 8 hours straight. I felt like I was Rob for a second, it was crazy.

So you guys formed a real band.

Yeah, basically.

Which of the songs did you get really good at?

Um, “Cherry Bomb” of course! Come on! All of us had something to do. Dakota will blow your minds. She’s amazing in it and so is Kristen. But yeah, “Cherry Bomb” definitely. And “Queens Of Noise”. If somebody told me this 9 years ago that I’d be in a Rob Zombie film chased around by Michael Myers and then you’re going to join Joan Jett and be in THE RUNAWAYS & play Lita Ford, the lead guitarist, I would’ve thought you were crazy. It’s amazing to be able to play all these different characters and learn all these different things. I’m very lucky.

ICONS: Did you guys shoot multiple endings for HALLOWEEN 2?

Um, yeah, I think that’s out there, right? We filmed some different stuff. We did that on the first one too. You can always find ways to make it better. In reshoots. Or just different.

ICONS: Can you talk about your relationship with Tyler Mane? Because he’s scary to us but to you I’m sure he’s like a big teddy bear.

He’s like my dad! He is! I look up to that guy and he takes care of me which is great to have. He’s a really sweet & sincere guy.

Are you a fan of Danielle's other HALLOWEEN movies? HALLOWEEN 4 & 5?

Gosh who hasn’t seen 4 and 5? (Other journalists nod no) What? There’s a TV over there! We need to set you guys up right away! No, Danielle’s amazing. I think out of all the HALLOWEEN movies, I loved 4 & 5 because I related to Danielle. She’s amazing and still amazing. Like I said before, every scene that I had with her was just really emotional and acting off of her is so easy.


You had a lot of screaming to do on this one!

Oh gosh, I’m just good at screaming, I really am. I lost my voice on this one a lot. I just started talking like a man for a while. Which could be sexy! (Laughs)

Have you ever met Jamie Lee Curtis?

No! I still want to, I really do. I would love to have a conversation with her. Maybe in the future? There’s so many things that I would ask her. Honestly, I’d want to know what she thought of me portraying her character and what she thought of the movie. I put so much of her character into the first one that I’d just love to hear her input.


Can you talk about your acting process?

I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing especially when I’m dealing with something where I’m supposed to be really sad, but I’m not one of those people that go off and think about something sad, and have to take like 5 minutes to get out of it. I’m not like that at all. I’m ready in 2 seconds. We’re rolling? Ok, we’re rolling. And then I’m done. It’s just really easy for me to get out of it, which is really good. I think I’d go crazy if it were the other way around.

Did you ever think you'd end up in a HALLOWEEN movie? Let alone 2 playing the character of Laurie Strode?

I had no idea I'd get to play her. My uncle would scare me with the Michael Myers mask when I was younger. And I was absolutely terrified of the movie and I never thought that I’d end up in a HALLOWEEN movie. Let alone play Laurie Strode. When I first heard about the audition, I just never thought it’d happen. I just thought it’d be so great. And I just kept getting closer and closer to it. And when I got it, I thought, “Oh my God. I’m going to be Laurie Strode.” It’s crazy to me. I never would’ve imagined.

Did you take home anything from the set?

(Smiles)

ICONS: You took home the cloths, didn't ya!

(Laughs) I got the cloths. And some of the paintings.

ICONS: Would you be game to play Laurie again should a HALLOWEEN 3 come your way?

I’d be so game. I would. I would love to develop her a little bit more. I could see a lot that I would do with her, so yeah. I’d be real excited to do it again.


Danielle Harris & Brea Grant: (Major Spoiler About Annie Brackett through-out)

ICONS: So Danielle, HALLOWEEN II. This is your 4th HALLOWEEN film!

Danielle Harris: 4th and final! (Laughs)

ICONS: Hey! Ya never know!

Danielle Harris: Right, ya never know. I’ll come back as someone else. I’ll come back as Jamie Lloyd’s mother. Well wait, that would be Laurie. I'll come back as someone else when we do HALLOWEEN 4.


ICONS: The point being that the only other person to make 4 HALLOWEEN movies is Jamie Lee Curtis. So you’re tied with her. How does it feel to be the only other person so attached with this series?

Danielle Harris: I would love to meet her one day! My boyfriend just did a movie with her the other day and I said I’d love to meet her and he’s like “Oh, I worked with her today & she’s great!” I was like you worked with her today?! Do you tell her that your girlfriend is me? And he’s like “I didn’t even think about it.” (Laughs) Thanks! I appreciate it. Maybe he could’ve set up a coffee date or something for me? I think it’s a really cool “title” I guess for lack of a better word. It’s weird. I still can’t believe I’m talking about this 25 years later! It’s good that I came back as somebody else and it was acceptable and that people dug it. And I didn’t get a lot of slack for it.

ICONS: I was really bummed they killed you off this time.

Danielle Harris: I think people are like “you’re going to live! You’re going to live!” I don’t think they’re expecting me to actually finally be dead. I’m hoping there’s going to be a little mourning! You’ll never see her in another HALLOWEEN again! I don’t know if it’s in the movie, because Rob had asked me for some Super 8 footage of me as a little girl. I don’t know, is there any footage of me as a little girl?

ICONS: I don’t think so. No.

Danielle Harris: OK, well he had asked me this to pull some stuff. I was like I don’t have Super 8 stuff but I have some VHS stuff, so my mom dug thru their crap and sent me like 10 tapes and I put them all on DVD and sent them to him. And he was going to put it in, again I haven’t seen the movie, so I guess when Brad finds me, there’s a moment where he looks up for a second while he’s taking it all in, and Rob wanted to have a clip of me as a little girl, and it might be in the director’s cut, because he thought there would not be a dry eye in the house if he put that in there. That’s such an emotional thing, he wanted to have that. You rarely feel anything when anyone dies in these movies. It’s like “That was a cool death”. You don’t really get invested in these character but I think because people have grown up with me, that it’s sort of like – as you know I had a stalker incident years ago – and people are still like “Is everything OK?” Like these guys that I’ve never met before until a conventions are like, “Is everything alright? Because I’ll kick his ass!” (Laughs) It’s like the big brother syndrome. Because they know you as a little girl and you’ve been in their house for so long over the years and they don’t want to see anything happen to you. They’ll do whatever they can to protect you, and now I’m going into this movie and knowing that he finally got me. I’m curious to see what people think.

ICONS: Well, it’s long and drawn out.

Danielle Harris: Is it long and drawn out?

ICONS: Well, the hardest part is you’re alive in Laurie’s arms for like 5 minutes when she finds you!

Danielle Harris: I love that though! Because you’re like ‘please live, please live, please live’ and you think she might. I’m done. Which is different. That scene, we made up as we went along. All I was supposed to say was “He’s in the house.” That was the only thing, that’s it. Then you’d see my head hanging out of the bathtub, and I thought we can’t go out like that. I knew I’d get shit for it. People were going to say I can’t believe that that’s how you went out. So I thought, let me out of the bathtub and let’s do it on the bathroom floor. And then with Scout, Scout and I are close. I am like her older sister. We have that relationship and someone asked me earlier how I feel about carrying the torch in these movies & the other ones. I’ve passed the torch to her. She’s got it now. So it’s nice to have that. Again it goes back to that there’s not much emotional that gets drawn out within you as an audience member, as a fan in a lot of these movies. You’re not very invested for very long. And usually the girls are dumb bitches. Most of the time! Rob sort of flips it a little bit. But these girls you really do care about because they’re smart, they’re sassy, they’re friends, they’ve got their shit together. The guys are always the dorks in his movies. It’s kind of cool to be part of that.


ICONS: For Brea, this isn’t your first genre movie, you also did MIDNIGHT MOVIE.

Brea Grant: I did a couple of low budget horror movies that no one wanted to see. Thank God!

ICONS: I’ve seen a few!

Brea Grant: Have you? What'd ya think?

ICONS: I like 'em! What was it like for you stepping into HALLOWEEN 2, were you a fan of these films?

Brea Grant: It was really exciting. I was.

ICONS: Were you really a fan?

Brea Grant: Yes! I was! I grew up watching them. I’m a horror fan and I grew up watching these movies. Honestly, FRIDAY THE 13TH was more of my scary movie that I remember forever (as a kid), and I’m still scared of Freddy Krueger BUT, HALLOWEEN - definitely watched it as a kid. Yeah, it was exciting. It’s scary to go into this film, because it already has a huge following. You don’t want to walk in and screw everything up for everybody. I’m really excited to be scaring a whole new generation of fans.


ICONS: For Danielle and Rob and everyone involved, this was their second feature together, they already had friendships, did they welcome you to the fold with open arms?

Brea Grant: They were like so cliquish, it’s unbelievable! (Laughs) Kidding! They were really nice, and everybody was really cool. And Rob is really cool. He - You don’t walk on the set & figure out what you’re doing. In rehearsals, we hung out and got to know each other.

Danielle Harris: He like hangs out with you while they’re setting up which I’ve never had any other director ever do. I remember the first day on set, Scout and I were sitting together and we had just blocked a scene and he came over and sat across from us and just started talking to us about My Space or Facebook or something like that. I thought I can’t believe we’re sitting here and talking and just sort of gossiping! (Laughs) This is the weirdest thing. He wants to just talk and hang out. He knows what he wants, he comes in, he tweaks stuff, he does stuff and then you’re ready to roll.


What’s he like as a director?

Brea Grant: On this movie essentially, we'd show up and these are the scenes we’re supposed to be doing. You go in and you think you’re doing these scenes and then you walk in and he gives you pages and they’re different scenes. And that’s what you’re actually doing today because he rewrote them all last night at 4 in the morning! And so, it’s a different style of shooting but it was really fun. You get to hang out. You kind of get to play and he puts things you said earlier that day in there.

Danielle Harris: And then he screws with you too. In the last HALLOWEEN, I put on my cheerleading jacket & you guys probably never saw this, but on the back of it, it says munchkin in big letters. (Laughs) And then he had my boyfriend calling me “munchy”. He told him to do it while we were having out little sex scene. So I was like ‘seriously, Rob? People are going to be calling me munchy forever now!’ And this time around, it’s not in the movie, Sheri asks young Michael Myers “Why didn’t you kill her last time?” And he says, “Because she’s just so small.” And I get these pages thinking ‘Oh Rob! Seriously?’ What in the hell! People are going to give me such crap! Then I was supposed to have a boyfriend in HALLOWEEN 2, and this great actor flies out for the shoot and I’m looking at all these pages and I go to Rob, ‘I just don’t think, now that we’ve created these characters through out the process of shooting, Annie’s not ready to have a boyfriend yet. She stays in the house, she doesn’t put on make-up. I just wouldn’t have a man 2 years later after what happened to my last boyfriend. I just don’t buy it.’ So he said, ‘Alright. I’ll send him back.’ And I was like ‘No, this guy’s here’ and I hate to be the one to make that decision! Like this actor flies all the way out to Georgia to shoot, probably already telling all his friends that he’s doing HALLOWEEN 2 and then he gets axed the moment he gets there? So, Rob asked me ‘What do you want him to be?’ And I thought, maybe some guy that my Dad sends to keep me company but he’s this big dork. Like something like that. So we started riffing on that and we shot like 7 or 8 scenes with this guy. It’s all cut out of the movie because it just didn’t work. But he’s a comic book geek that keeps trying to get me to go to a horror movie convention. And all I’m doing is going ‘yeah, dude, I’m not into it. Horror conventions are cool for you, but not for me.’ So Rob’s kind of mocking me a little bit at the same time. Because the fans will come to see me at a lot of the conventions and be like ‘Hey! So you think I’m a dork? What’s up with that?’ So Rob has that fine line of finding the humor in things and puts little subliminal messages in there.

Brea Grant: Yeah, I don’t know if you can even see it, but during the whole movie I have a vegan tattoo on my arm, and I am vegan so I think it was a knock at me. (Laughs)


Since you did the original HALLOWEEN series and now you’re doing this one, how is Michael Myers different?

Danielle Harris: He’s twice the size! (Laughs) He’s bigger, the knife is bigger. Everything is just bigger and badder! Times have changed. It’s been a long time, it’s been 20 years. So it’s just – it’s funny after I did the other one, I was having a really tough time as an actress shaking it off. They shot for 4 or 5 days with the love scene through to my death. It was a lot of little pieces, and I was getting in my car a few days later and I was still feeling this weird feeling. As an actor, you’re done, you think that was my job and now I can separate from reality and working. And I just couldn’t do it. I wondered what the hell was wrong with me? Plus, it’s HALLOWEEN too. I realized that was the first time I’d ever been touched by Michael. Michael Myers never touched me as Jamie. He never got me, ever. So no wonder it was so much harder for me & I’ve never been attacked before. So it’s weird. In the script there was no scene between Michael Myers and Annie. I thought if I’m going to go out, I gotta go in a scene with Michael, & he’s got to get me at some point. I can’t not have a scene with Tyler the entire movie, that’s just nuts. It’s bad enough I don’t have a scene with Malcolm either! I spend so much time with Loomis in the other ones. So, at least Rob agreed and said, absolutely we have to put that in there. We wrote that on the fly.

And you’re still playing a teen in these movies, that’s so awesome.

Danielle Harris: (Laughs) You can thank my mother! Good genes! It’s weird, I can’t believe I’m here in this interview talking about it 20 years later, I can’t believe I’m playing 19 when I’m 32 years old. And with Scout & I, people think we’re similar and I’m 12 years older then her. Brea and I are closer in age.


Sheri Moon Zombie:

ICONS: Were you surprised when Rob told you you'd be returning for HALLOWEEN 2?

Yes! Well, I read the script, one of the first incarnations that he was writing, and I though how’s this going to work? I know I’m going to get cut out! I don’t see how this is going to work. It seemed so separate. And even when we were filming, I really felt like wow, I don’t have the vision that he has. He knew how he was going to make it all come together so, yeah, I think it worked.

Why was it important to have Michael’s mom back?

Well, if you asked me that before Rob wrote the script, I’d say, egh, not really. (Laughs) But it’s Rob’s writing, he wrote the story. You get more into Michael’s mind by seeing Deborah through his eyes. It’s really twisted, because he’s essentially mentally stunted at the age of 10 or 11, and it just gives more insight into the workings of Michael Myers.


Did you have influence on how Deborah appears in this movie?

Not when he’s writing, but when we’re rehearsing or I’m on set, we discuss things, as he does with any other actor.

What are the merits of horror films?

Somebody just said to me the other day that women are the number one horror fans, and I was kind of shocked by that. When I sit and watch a horror movie, I’m always blocking my eyes. It’s not the first type of film that I’d go see. Um, I like old horror movies that are character driven. I’m not into the slasher stuff. I loved and to this day I still can’t watch AMITYVILLE HORROR by myself or THE SHINING by myself. I loved INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. And FRANKENSTEIN. And DRACULA and KING KONG. I like those types of horror movies.

Do you and Rob watch horror movies on the couch?

We watch all types of movies at home and if we’re watching a few comedies in a row, and we’re just watching light hearted movies, a few days will go by, which is what we like to watch because our days get so stressful sometimes, that we just want to read and laugh at the end of the day. But we watch all different types. We don’t fight about what we’re going to watch. (Laughs) Unless he’s watching boxing, I’ll go do something else. I’m not a big fan of boxing.

ICONS: You shot a few sequence with Daeg Faerch before Chase Wright Vanek came on board. Can you talk about working with Chase as the new young Michael Myers?

We actually shot one scene, which was a film test with Daeg one day in Georgia, we were trying to cheat the furniture to make him look smaller and it just wasn’t working. He’s going to be a big boy, just like Michael Myers! Um, but yes, Daeg is a very mature kid and understood and took it like a man. And working with Chase, we found Chase and he just had that angelic face, just like Daeg had and I think he worked out great. We bonded and had a great time.


How do you deal with horror stuff around children?

We shot some scenes in the strip club in Georgia, and it was a skanky, skanky real strip club in Georgia, they went and cleaned it out the night before and I heard all these horrific thing they found on the floor. When we were filming a scene there, there was a naked girl in the scene, so under Chase’s clown mask, they put tape over the eyes, so he couldn’t take a peek. He’ll see the scene at the premiere! (Laughs) He was not allowed to see the naked woman. But Chase was really into it. He was like, ‘Can I smash somebody’s head?’ Daeg was the same way in the first one. He was so excited to grab a baseball bat. Little boys, ya know?

ICONS: I know by shooting the first one in Pasadena, people were always crashing the set. How was shooting in Georgia different?

Well believe it or not, down in Georgia, when we were filming scenes in town squares and doing outdoor locations, and even in the fields, people that lived in the farms would come out, and they would put up a little barricade and just watch. They’d get all excited when they saw Tyler or somebody walk by. It was fun. We didn’t have the big crowds like we did in Pasadena, but it’s cool to have people come out to see it. I would find it tremendously interesting if I weren’t in it. On my day off I don’t want anything to do with on the set!

This feels more like a Rob Zombie film. Did he have more control on this one as opposed to the first film?

Well, I think he had some limitations with the first one because he was playing off of John Carpenter’s original. Rob loved shooting the first third of the first movie. He felt that was his own and he got to establish a lot of the characters and for this one he feels it’s his own, because he didn’t have any limitations or anything. I think he’s happier with it. He does feel that it’s more of his own.


How’d you like wearing the white dress?

Ya know, I loved the white dress for the first 2 weeks. And then, I was like ugh, getting sick of it. And then I got to wear the black dress and I was thrilled to wear that and yeah. I have one of them. It was a beautiful dress.

You do a lot of movies with Rob, what else are you working on?

Well, right now I’m taking a break but generally I have a clothing business called TOTAL SKULL and you can go to totalskull.com and buy toys for girls and guys. Rock n’ roll stuff. And I voiced one of the characters Suzi X for Rob’s THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, which comes out September 22nd. It’s a sexy, raunchy Rated R animated movie. That was a lot of fun so I can’t wait to see that.

How’d you meet Rob?

We met through a mutual friend over a decade ago. A long time ago.

ICONS: I was wondering if you could elaborate on this one cool sequence in the new movie. It’s one of the dream sequences where it’s the last supper and you see all these Halloween-esque characters at the table that are all in Michael’s head. Can you talk about filming that?

That was very elaborate and it was the last day of shooting. Rob had this idea for this dream sequence and once again, it seemed like something that was so separate from the movie that I thought ‘How is that going to work?’ And so, part of my world, Deborah’s world – and um, I think for him that was really important to show because it helps you to understand Michael Myers more. For fans of Michael Myers, if you want to understand his brain and how he’s working and you love the character, then you get that from those types of scenes.

ICONS: It seems like a warped version of how Michael sees Halloween because they’re all Halloween-esque characters.

Yeah. The weird pumpkinhead’s that are totally freaky looking and his sister laying out on the table, it works.


Have you watched the original HALLOWEEN’s to prepare for these?

I’ve seen the first one, John Carpenter’s. I would watch it on Halloween every few years. John Carpenter’s a great guy. I mean, it’s such a different pace to Rob’s. It’s such a slow moving movie. Which is great, that’s why people loved it, it is what it is. It’s just different from Rob’s. There’s nothing wrong with that. Now, so what are we up to? 15 Halloween movies?

Would Rob come back for HALLOWEEN 3?

Is he saying no to PART 3? Yes, but to you guys that probably means nothing! (Laughs) Yeah, I think he now has a sense of finality with it. He didn’t want somebody to take his vision from the first one and ruin it and wash it down and have it go straight to video. He wanted to have a sense of completion with it. He says he has that now.

TYRANNASAURUS REX might be next for Rob. Do you know what your part would be in T-REX?

Um, no. It’s up in the air. Honestly, I haven’t read the script in such a long time, I’d have to refresh myself. Hopefully it’ll get made next.


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Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is in theaters now!

HALLOWEEN 2 INTERVIEWS: PART 3 - TYLER MANE, MALCOLM MCDOWELL!

Earlier this week, ICONS OF FRIGHT was invited to join in on a series of roundtable interviews for HALLOWEEN 2. (Now playing in theaters!) We've decided to pair up the interviews in batches and offer them to you in their entirety. ('Tis the ICONS way!) Beware of major spoilers! We've done our best to mark them before you get to them, that way you can come back after you've seen the movie. Keep in mind that several journalists are asking questions here, so ICONS is credited when it's us asking. First up? How 'bout Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis? Enjoy!

Tyler Mane:

Did you need any help lifting the car?

Um, I practiced on weekends. It was a lot of fun! No, I had a little assistance… but it looks pretty cool doesn’t it?

Was it a crane underneath that was removed?

Well… I’m not going to tell you how we did it! Movie magic.


ICONS: Can you talk about the character of Michael Myers in this one? You probably had an inkling you were going to come back and do another one....

I was signed to another one.

ICONS: But what’s cool is you’re more of a character then Michael’s ever been in any of the other movies. I love the half mask. It’s great to be able to have you wear the mask and yet see your face at the same time. How’d you approach this version of Michael Myers?

I knew it was going to be different, because the first one followed the HALLOWEEN story and I knew Rob was going to have a little bit more free reign with this one and I was excited to see what he’d come up with. And it turned out really well.


ICONS: Did he give you a heads up to start growing the beard in advance?

Um, I might’ve gotten a call. (Laughs)

How grueling is it making this kind of movie?

It’s very physically exhausting. I mean, at the end of the day if you have to kill somebody 10 times, especially the way we do it in this movie. Like in the nurses scene. I stick her a few times. And then the last stick, I just looked up and said, ‘Rob, I’m done!’ (Laughs) And he said, ‘I like it! It’s good!’ But yeah, it’s very physically demanding and intense. At the end of the day I had to unwind with a cigar and a glass of wine.


Does the mask start to stink after you sweat in it for a while?

No, it was taken care of very well. I was very appreciative of that extra opening though! It let air move in a little better then the last version.

Are you a horror film fan at all? And how did this change your look on them?

I was not really into horror films all that much, because when JAWS came out, I was a really young kid and after seeing that, I didn’t want to go in the bathtub let alone the beach! So, I gradually have come to appreciate them since taking on the role of Michael Myers.

What appeals to you in horror?

What I like to see and it’s sad to say, but I like to see the dirty kills. The very realistic kills, because in a lot of horror movies you go ‘no way that would ever happen’. And the one thing I said if I was going to be doing this is that I wanted the kills to be more realistic and dirty. If you see any of those shows on death, there’s a definite aftermath. We’re making movies here and it’s all pretend but it does happen in the real world. If you see those shows, there’s a definite aftermath that is left behind and that is what is shown in this HALLOWEEN. Like a crime scene.


More realistic the scarier.

This HALLOWEEN is definitely not your typical cookie-cutter horror film. I call it more of a Greek tragedy because everyone is a tragedy and no one comes away unscathed one way or another. Everybody’s lives has changed. By the end of it – I felt like I was run out. This was the first movie that I’d ever done where at the end of it, I said I’ve got to see it again. It’s just that intense.

What’d you think of the white horse motif? (In the film, Deborah Myers appears to Michael with a white horse. Young Michael Myers speaks to her.)

I saw the white horse in person! That’s a big ass horse! (Laughs) It is a symbol to him of the white horse given to him by his mother. I mean, that is what Michael Myers draws to. When he gets out of the crash, he thinks he sees his mother and the little white horse. You’ve probably had toys as a kid that mean something to you, like a toy car or a little motorcycle or something. And that’s exactly what’s going on with Michael Myers.


Favorite kill in HALLOWEEN 2?

It’s hard to say. The rednecks got it pretty good. The nurse got it real good. Danielle put up a hell of a fight. So it’s hard to say. Each one has their own separate little thing to it.

ICONS: How collaborative are orchestrating the kills between you, Wayne Toth and Rob Zombie? Do you guys talk about it & try to put a little more into each one?

Yeah, when you’re filming something like that you have to take a look at it and see – sometimes you have to change the angle or the movement, because sometimes a realistic movement doesn’t play as well as a little tweak here or there. (For the camera) So it’s very collaborative. And you do it, you see playback and for me, I look at it and go ‘what if I do this? Would you get what you’re looking for?’ And we give it a shot. So it’s very collaborative.

Have you ever met Derek Mears who recreated Jason Voorhees?

Derek Mears and I are buddies. And we live about a block and a half away from each other. He’s a great guy.

Fan reaction to your Michael Myers?

Overall, it’s been really great. People were a little skeptical at first with the first movie, but since they saw it and seeing how I played Michael Myers, they’ve been very receptive.


How’d you feel when Rob first called you about playing Michael Myers?

To tell you the truth, I was up in Canada getting ready to talk to producers and the phone rang and it was Rob and he says, “Hey, I want you to play Michael Myers” in HALLOWEEN and I said, “Rob… I don’t want to be the guy with the hockey mask.” (Laughs) “Dude… wrong mask!” So that shows you what I knew about it. I’d seen the original HALLOWEEN when I was younger, but I’ve enjoy doing it now.

ICONS: Did you go back and watch the previous films to see how other people portrayed Michael Myers?

Oh yeah. I’ve seen all of them except for 3 where Michael doesn’t appear. I’m definitely the tallest Michael. Well, all the other Michael Myers' were very one dimensional characters. I wanted to give Michael Myers the depth that he deserved and that came from all my research because if you look at any serial killer, they could walk out into the street and no one would think they’d be capable of doing what they’d done. I wanted to bring that to it. So to bring the physicality to this movie and different moods to it, gives it a whole lot more.

I noticed a lot of audible grunts in the new movie. Don't remember that in the first, but was that something you added?

It was there (in the first HALLOWEEN), we did the ADR for the 1st one, but the ones we did on the day, like when I stabbed the nurse it was pretty intense. That’s what Rob & I brought to it. You would be doing something like that if you were stabbing someone like that.


ICONS: I think besides George Wilbur, you’re the first actor to play him more then once. Would you do it again should the opportunity come?

(Pause)

ICONS: How 'bout this... Are you obligated to play him again?

No, I signed on for 2. I did the 2. But it’s hard to say. I’d have to see who’s doing it. And just see which way we wanted to take it. It’s kind of going to be hard to carry on from this one, and … if Michael Myers is going into space, well, I ain’t going! (Laughs)

ICONS: Did you guys shoot multiple endings? I thought I saw a little something on set that was different then what's in the movie.

Well there were parts from what you saw used. When you shoot something, you’re always shooting different things and you have to add to it and work out the way you wanted it to originally come out.

(SPOILER ALERT)

ICONS: I'm not one of those fans that cries blasphemy at the idea of your Michael talking. I know you said the word "Boo" in the first one. And I'm pretty sure I heard you say something on set for this one. So did you film stuff of Michael talking?

Well, hey, you have to realize you’re doing several takes. And it was probably Malcolm screwing with me, and I just screamed out “die”! “Die already!” I think he wanted a Shakespearean death and we were like no he’s just going to die!

(END SPOILER)

What’s next for you?

I’m starting up Mane Entertainment and my first project is sort of along these same lines, it’s a horror/thriller called PENANCE LANE. And hopefully we’ll be filming that this winter. I’m producing it and going to be in it. I play a con that gets out of prison, and he goes around on a mission to this house and people turn out to be different then they appear – it’s got a lot of twists and turns.

What's your favorite horror movie of the last 3 years or so?

Last few years? HALLOWEEN and HALLOWEEN II. Wait – can’t be those? THE SHINING is my favorite. Although that’s not recent. But it is classic!


Malcolm McDowell:

What's the attraction to horror for most people?

I think people just love to be scared but know that they’re safe really. They love the thrill to be frightened. Personally I find them incredibly boring but that’s just me. As an individual. I’m not a great fan of horror films, but people love ‘em. They’re big genre movies. These horror conventions are just jammed with people that love ‘em. Rob’s a good director so that helps. It’s nice if you get a good director to do it. I haven’t seen this one and apparently it’s a bit different.


Were you able to be collaborative about Loomis this time out?

Yes, I wanted to bring a bit of comedy to it. I got bored playing the other Loomis, we just completely changed the character arbitrarily. I just got bored.

How's Loomis different this time? He's kind of a jerk this time.

It was dictated not by his success but more by his near death experience. I thought if somebody is that close to death from this big, raging, bulky guy and um – I mean then I think you’d be pissed off. So I decided to play it that way, which was fun. I had this wonderful actress Mary Birdsong who played my publicist & she was great. We were able to sort of improvise it. Which was great. I don’t know if a lot of it made it into the film, but we had a lot of fun making it.


Have you seen the first HALLOWEEN you did a lot? Do you watch your movies?

Yeah, I watched the first one once. I saw it at the premiere, I’ll probably never see it again. I don’t watch any of my films more then once. If there’s a premiere, if there’s not I never see them at all. I would say there’s a good 20 films I’ve made that I’ve never seen.

Like?

I don’t know! I’ll meet someone in the cast and they’ll say ‘we were in blah blah blah together’ and I don’t even remember being in that movie? I do too many movies. The good ones I remember.

Have you seen CLOCKWORK ORANGE more then once?

Oh yeah, I remember that one! (Laughs) Of course I’ve seen that one more then once, it’s a classic. But I have to go back every 10 years to see it again because there’s always some big thing going on so I’m invited to sit there, because it’s rude if I tip toe out. People will go ‘he’s leaving!’ So I sit there and watch it. It’s coming up again, I’ve got to sit through the damn thing again. The 40th anniversary is coming up.


Does it take on new meaning over the years?

Well, it takes on new meaning for the new audiences that find it. The kids, they love that film. It is a remarkable film. I got very lucky with that, so um, it’s a great film and as you say, it holds up. Of course it is about a timeless subject. Which is great, the brilliance of Burgess, plus Kubrick – it’s a great film really, the essence. Last time I saw it was around 5 years ago at the Egyptian theater. Now I got this email asking if I’d go back to the Egyptian since they’re going to screen it again. I don’t know why they’re going to when they showed it 5 years ago! But anyway, I’ll probably go back, because it’s nice – films like that, or the Lindsay Anderson films are so great. It’s nice to see them occasionally although I wouldn’t want to – I mean, my kids, they’ve never seen them. They’ve seen CLOCKWORK ORANGE. My older kids. My daughter called me when she went to college, she goes, “Dad! Um, I’ve been into a few dorms of my friends and … there’s posters of you up on them!” She had no idea. She had never seen the film.

How old were they when they saw A CLOCKWORK ORANGE?

My daughter was in college so she was 18. My son saw it when he was 20. So I think the boys can kind of take it. Maybe. I don’t know. I kept saying, ‘No, you’re far too young. You can’t see that one.’

What’s scary to you?

Well, it’s horror but it’s horror of the mind. Psychological horror. It’s much more affective in a way. Psychological stuff – when you get into a character that can be very disquieting. Yeah, that was… of course, the whole thing has changed. The meaning of the movie (CLOCKWORK ORANGE) has changed so much over the years. When it first opened, it was a big scandal. This really violet film, it’s not really violet today. People just couldn’t get past the violence at all when it opened. I mean, people were running out of the theater and throwing up in the lobby. Rob – he’s certainly a great talent and very interesting, and I think he tried to do something different with this film. Well, what do you want to see? The same old boring HALLOWEEN again and again? So, just put it on repeat and sit there watching the same damn movie.

Considering the ending of Rob's first HALLOWEEN, did you think you could come back?

Of course! (Laughs) I’ll be back for the 3rd one! Even though I know I lost my head! Who cares? It’s not real.


ICONS: This was your 2nd feature length with Rob, so how’d this differ from the first time out? Was it easier considering you've developed a friendship and rapport since the first?

Well, yeah – Absolutely. Rob and I are good friends. He was a little more harassed by the studio people this time. They were cutting days and pretty much driving him nuts. I felt bad for him because he was under a lot of pressure. But he stuck to his guns and did what he wanted. I think so, because they were coming down on budget and going crazy and blah blah blah. That’s the film business.


ICONS: Can you talk about shooting in Georgia? It was some cold nights out there!


Yeah! There were cold nights in good old Georgia. I quite enjoyed it, I thought that Georgia was quite a nice state. I hadn’t really been anywhere outside of Atlanta. And to actually get into the countryside and the small towns, east of Atlanta. I thought they were very beautiful and terrific and good golf courses, of course. That’s what’s important to me. The food? Heart attack waiting to happen. Couldn’t live there, but no, I mean once in a while it was great. I think Georgia is a beautiful state, I really do. And the people were very nice, I had a great time. A lot of fun.

Do you consider yourself American or an Englishman?

I don’t consider myself an American or an Englishman to be honest. I consider myself a Californian. (Laughs) I feel more of a Californian then I do an American and an Englishman. California is of course a huge state. My kids are American because they were born here.

ICONS: Can you talk about the Weird Al scene in HALLOWEEN 2? It's one of the highlights of the whole film.

He is great! I don’t know how it happened, he came down. I’d never really heard about him. Weird Al, I didn’t know who he was, but I loved working with him. The whole thing where I’m getting pissed off was so perfect. It was all improvised. Like when I called him “Mr. Weird”. I thought, well his name is Weird Al, so I guess I’ll call him Mister Weird. I don’t know! He goes “zapped!” He does something weird, and I said, ‘how the hell do you think you are?’ It was just great. Of course, they paired down the scene we had together but it was great fun working with him. He’s a terrific guy. We had so much fun doing that. It was shot in half a day, the whole thing.



Be sure to check out our other HALLOWEEN 2 INTERVIEWS! (Click each image below to read them!)








Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is in theaters now!

August 28, 2009

New Trailer For THE DESCENT: PART 2!

IGN debuted the brand new trailer for THE DESCENT: PART 2 which you can check out embedded below! Directed by Jon Harris (who edited the first DESCENT), the sequel to Neil Marshall's cult classic stars Shauna MacDonald (reprising her role as Sarah), Natalie Mendoza, Gavan O'Herlihy, Joshua Dallas and Anna Skellern.



THE DESCENT: PART 2 debuts later this weekend at the UK FRIGHTFEST and then in UK cinemas on December 4th. No word yet on a US release but we'll keep you posted!






Behind-The-Scenes Video Of DEXTER: Season 4!

Showtime has just posted a great behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming 4th Season of DEXTER! Check it out embedded below!



See the "Under Pressure" teaser trailer HERE! See several videos from the panel at our previous news post HERE! See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE! And the trailer for DEXTER: EARLY CUTS, the animated webseries HERE.

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from Comic-Con HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.


Next For Rob Zombie? Remaking THE BLOB!

I actually had to triple check this story because it just seemed so out of left field! Variety is reporting that Rob Zombie's next feature will be a remake of THE BLOB!?! Of course, THE BLOB is the 1958 classic that launched the career of actor Steve McQueen and was later remade (brilliantly I might add) in 1988 by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont. Why remake it again?

The Variety article says, "In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, his version will be much different.

`My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that’s the first thing I want to change,' Zombie said. `That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. I have a totally different take, one that’s pretty dark.'"

(Hey, a kid gets eaten in the 1988 version. THAT one's scary, damn it!)

The article continues, "`I’d been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space,' Zombie said. `I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is, I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to. Even more than `Halloween,' where I had to deal with accepted iconic characters like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. `The Blob’ is more concept than specific storyline with characters, so I can go nuts with it.'"

Zombie will produce with Genre Company’s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten, original `Blob' producer Jack H. Harris, and Judith Parker Harris of Worldwide Entertainment Corporation.


 

Rob Zombie Talks Alternate Director's Cut Of HALLOWEEN 2!

We recently sat down for a roundtable interview with Rob Zombie to discuss all things HALLOWEEN 2 and among one of the topics that came up was the "unused" trailer, which features snippets of footage NOT in the final theatrical version. Considering the time restraints on the editing process, I asked Zombie if the version of HALLOWEEN 2 opening in theaters this weekend was his complete vision, or if there was a longer or alternate "director's cut" with more of the stuff from the trailers. Here's what he had to say:

"The thing is – editing is a crucial time and when you get rushed through that process, you’re never 100 percent sure that you’ve got exactly the perfect take of every actor, or the perfect moment because there’s so much footage to go through and so you do your best to do it with the time that you have."

"As far as a longer cut for the director’s cut, there is another version of the movie that’s very, very different that will probably be the director’s cut. There were 2 ways we could cut the movie. The way we cut it for the theatrical, Laurie Strode’s character is the main difference in the two. (In the theatrical) She’s holding it together, getting her life together and it starts spiraling downward. In the other version, she’s an incredible mess and gets worse. She never has any good moments, she’s just messed up, she’s lashing out at everyone, she’s horrible. Messed up on drugs, she’s just completely spun out through the whole movie. It makes for a real challenging movie to watch and I feel like I don’t know if fans would’ve embraced so much darkness."

"Everything’s the same in that version except for her. There’s other scenes with her, and mostly with Annie. Her relationship with Annie is horrible and they’re at each other’s throats through the whole movie. They are not in the theatrical version."

So we can probably look forward to a DVD with an alternate, "darker" cut. I'm not sure I myself as a fan could embrace the idea of Laurie Strode being unsympathetic, which is what the above scenario sounds like to me. While brief, I appreciated her estranged relationship with Annie in the theatrical cut of HALLOWEEN 2.

More interviews later today!


HALLOWEEN II 5th TV spot is HERE. 4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

Click the following image for an ICONS exclusive pic of Michael Myers:



Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II is now playing!!!

Would Laurie Strode & Michael Myers Be Game For HALLOWEEN 3?

We recently sat down with both Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane for HALLOWEEN 2 roundtables (look for those later today) and chatted to both about portraying their iconic characters. Scout still gushes over getting the opportunity to play Laurie Strode:

"I had no idea I'd get to play her. My uncle would scare me with the Michael Myers mask when I was younger. And I was absolutely terrified of the movie and I never thought that I’d end up in a HALLOWEEN movie. Let alone play Laurie Strode. When I first heard about the audition, I just never thought it’d happen. I just thought it’d be so great. And I just kept getting closer and closer to it. And when I got it, I thought, 'Oh my God. I’m going to be Laurie Strode.' It’s crazy to me. I never would’ve imagined."

Would she be game to come back for HALLOWEEN 3 and give Laurie Strode one more chance?

"I’d be so game. I would. I would love to develop her a little bit more. I could see a lot that I would do with her, so yeah. I’d be real excited to do it again."

As for Tyler Mane, he's the only other actor besides George Wilbur to portray Michael Myers more then once. When asked about coming back for a HALLOWEEN 3, he paused and thought about it for a moment. Further pushing, I asked if he's "contractually obligated" to come back?

"No, I signed on for 2. I did the 2. But... it’s hard to say. (Pause) I’d have to see who’s doing it. And just see which way we wanted to take it. It’s kind of going to be hard to carry on from this one, and … if Michael Myers is going into space, well, I ain’t going! (Laughs)"

Check back later today for more HALLOWEEN 2 interviews!


What's ROB ZOMBIE'S TYRANNOSAURUS REX About?

In our recent roundtable chat with Rob Zombie about HALLOWEEN II, the subject of his much teased about film TYRANNOSAURUS REX came up. And to our surprise, he was for the first time fairly open on what that movie will be about.

"It’s a boxing movie, actually," says Zombie. "Yeah, it’s about this guy named Rex. His nickname is “Tyrannosaurus Rex” and it’s about this washed up prize fighter who goes to prison for assaulting these guys in a bar because he’s kind of this born to loose out of control personality. And when he gets out of prison, he’s too old to box so he gets caught up in underground fighting because he’s so filled with rage that he can’t control himself in normal society. It’s pretty dark. That’d be a darker movie then HALLOWEEN 2. That might be my next movie."

Might being the key word. It was just announced that Zombie will next be tackling a 2nd remake of THE BLOB. (Another news post on that in a bit.)

Look for the rest of our HALLOWEEN 2 interviews later today! HALLOWEEN 2 is now playing in theaters!


UPDATE: Regarding The BEST BUY Exclusive 'GRACE' Blu-Ray Release!

This past Tuesday, we reported that BEST BUY exclusively release the Blu-Ray edition of Paul Solet's GRACE, almost a whole month before it's official release date on September 15th. The movie itself looks beautiful in hi-definition and the Blu-Ray (as well as the upcoming DVD) are brimming with tons of great special features, but we felt obligated to let you in on a slight error with the disc. The special features are not in the appropriate order.

Granted, as a paying consumer, you can watch the bonus features any which way you please. However, ICONS own Adam Barnick was responsible for all the supplemental material on the GRACE disc. What was originally intended as a feature length long documentary was instead divided up into 5 featurettes. (6 if you include Jake Hamilton's featurette from SUNDANCE) These features are meant to be played in a certain order to maintain a "feature length" documentary feel.

So if you pick up the Blu-Ray, THIS is the order you should watch the features in. (As listed on the back of the box):

- GRACE: Conception
- GRACE: Family
- Her Mother's Eyes: The Look Of GRACE
- GRACE: Delivered
- Lullaby: Scoring GRACE
- GRACE at Sundance

Enjoy!


Tony Todd, David Naughton Hitting Up Pittsburgh's HORROR REALM Convention!

Tony Todd, David Naughton to appear at Horror Realm

First ever Pittsburgh convention appearance for Todd

Pittsburgh, PA –August 27, 2009 – Tony Todd, star of the Candyman horror film series, will make his first ever Pittsburgh convention appearance* at Horror Realm, September 18th through 20th.
Todd, whose screen credits include the lead role in the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead, is also an accomplished stage actor. He steps behind the camera for the first time as writer/director of the film Eerie, PA which is currently in production.

Joining Todd and other celebrity guests is David Naughton, best known to horror fans as the star of An American Werewolf in London. Naughton made his professional debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet and has appeared in numerous film and television projects, including the TV series My Sister Sam.

Other updates from Horror Realm:

- Due to contractual obligations and scheduling conflicts, Debbie Rochon and John Amplas will not be able to appear at the convention.
- The cast of Pittsburgh’s It’s Alive Show (www.theitsaliveshow.com) will be performing on Friday night.
- The Bastards of Horror / Gross Movie Reviews short film fest will be on Friday night – not to be missed!
- Human Productions Gallery will have tattoo artists on site all weekend for your ink needs, and is also sponsoring the Best Horror Tattoo contest.
- The Duquesne Law School Student Bar Association will be manning the raffle table – all proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The promoters are pleased to announce the date for the 2010 Horror Realm convention – September 17 to 19 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.

Please visit www.horrorrealmcon.com for more information on Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention.

Horror Realm™ is produced by The It’s Alive Show Fan Club, LLC – also known as The Lifeless – and Horrorrealmonline.com and sponsored in part by Rue Morgue Magazine, Library of the Living Dead, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Masquerade/Halloween Adventure.

*Guests are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Revised SHUTTER ISLAND Trailer! Now Opens February 19th, 2010!

SHUTTER ISLAND, Martin Scorsese's latest thriller starring Leonardo Dicaprio has been pushed from October 2nd to February 19th, 2010! Below we've got the new revised trailer reflecting the new release date. Have a peek again! This is Scorsese's first genre related pic since CAPE FEAR!



From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley & Max von Sydow. (Actually, it's being called a "drama"!)


New "Motion" Poster For PANDORUM!

Overture Films has released this new "motion" poster for their upcoming movie PANDORUM, which opens in theaters September 25th, 2009! Check it out below!



In PANDORUM, Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point, The Express) and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog) join Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, Twilight), Cung Le (Tekken, Fighting), newcomer Antje Traue, and director Christian Alvart (Antibodies) to tell the terrifying story of two crew members stranded on a spacecraft who quickly – and horrifically – realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton (Quaid) staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower (Foster) ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed…and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.


Spoof STAN HELSING Comes To DVD October 27th!

This Halloween, Prepare to Die…Laughing! ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES STAN HELSING ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™ OCTOBER 27th! Special Edition to include Commentary, Featurettes and Deleted Scenes; Exclusive theatrical engagements planned.

Beverly Hills , CA – The most feared monsters in cinematic history have met their match! Watch out villains, here comes…Stan Helsing? From the executive producer of Scary Movie, the horror comedy Stan Helsing will be released on DVD and high definition Blu-ray™ on October 27th by Anchor Bay Entertainment. In the vein of spoof cinema like the Austin Powers and Scary Movie franchises, Stan Helsing lampoons contemporary film audiences’ never-ending fascination with what makes our blood curdle. In addition, the hilarious horrorfest will have exclusive theatrical engagements in New York , Los Angeles and other select cities the weekend of Friday, October 23rd.

The Stan Helsing DVD and Blu-ray™ will include valuable behind-the-scenes coverage no monster-hunter should be without, including a commentary track with the cast/filmmakers, featurettes and extended, alternate & deleted scenes – all guaranteed to make you howl with laughter! SRP is a side-splitting $26.97 for the DVD , with $34.98 SRP for the Blu-ray™.

Written and directed by Bo Zenga, Stan Helsing follows the misadventures of hapless video store clerk Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) and his friends. During what should be a routine video delivery on Halloween night before going to a Halloween party, Stan and company find themselves stranded in the mysterious residential development of Stormy Night Estates. There, Stan learns of his true destiny as a descendant of the legendary monster-hunter Van Helsing.

With his motley band in tow – including his best friend Teddy (“Saturday Night Live” star Kenan Thompson), he will battle evil in the form of parodies of movie monster icons “Freddy,” “Jason,” “Leatherface,” “Pinhead,” “Michael Myers,” and “Chucky.” The ultimate confrontation between good and evil will require immeasurable courage, grim determination – and a flair for karaoke?

In addition to riotously sending up some of the cinema’s greatest scream meisters, Stan Helsing also features the appearance of comedy film legend Leslie Nielsen (Airplane!, the Naked Gun films, Scary Movie 3 and 4) as well as a surprise cameo that will frighten the Republican Party!

Stan Helsing was produced by Scott Steindorff, Bo Zenga and Kirk Shaw. Director of photography is Robert New (Prom Night), production designer is Chris August (I, Robot) and music is by Ryan Shore (Cabin Fever 2).





GODKILLER DVD To Include New Prequel Novel!

GODKILLER SCI-FI/HORROR DVD TO INCLUDE NEW PREQUEL NOVEL

- Original speculative-fiction novel provides unique bonus content for
graphic novel adaptation starring Lance Henriksen, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley -


godkiller matt pizzoloLos Angeles, CA, August 26, 2009 - Halo-8 Entertainment has announced the bi-monthly, episodic DVDs for its GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US 'illustrated film' series will come packaged with a serialized audiobook of the prequel novel GODKILLER: SILENT WAR, written by the film's award-winning writer/director Matt Pizzolo. GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US Episode 1, starring Danielle Harris (upcoming "HALLOWEEN 2"), Lance Henriksen ("AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR"), Justin Pierre (singer of MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK), Tiffany Shepis ("NIGHT OF THE DEMONS"), Bill Moseley ("THE DEVIL'S REJECTS"), Nicki Clyne ("BATTLESTAR GALACTICA"), Katie Nisa ("THREAT"), Lydia Lunch ("HARDCORE"), and Davey Havok (singer of A.F.I.), comes to DVD on September 29th, 2009.


godkiller silent war matt pizzolo "GODKILLER is split into two periods... there's the post nuke world of the graphic novel & illustrated film WALK AMONG US, and there's the pre-nuke world of SILENT WAR," Pizzolo explains. "So SILENT WAR is only a prequel insofar as it happens beforehand, but its events drive the WALK AMONG US story and many of the same characters appear in both. I'm super excited that the two stories can roll out together in this integrated way--everything about this project is unorthodox and crazy, hopefully everyone will enjoy the ride."

GODKILLER: SILENT WAR is the story of the end of civilization as we know it. In the near future, 17 year old Joe Junior and his girlfriend Bee run a speakeasy in the basement of an abandoned NYC church where they serve narcotic drinks to underagers while providing sanctuary and black-market employment to draft dodgers. When Joe is recruited by an armed cult of populist assassins, he is thrust into a secret world of international cabals, alien conspiracies, and the countdown to Armageddon.

About the GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US DVD series:
GODKILLER's innovative release schedule that brings the episodic nature of comic books to DVD will roll out as follows:

Sept 29th 2009: EPISODE 1 limited edition, shortform DVD
November 24th 2009: EPISODE 2 limited edition, shortform DVD
January 26th 2010: Day & Date - THEATRICAL PREMIERE of full feature, EPISODE 3 limited edition, shortform DVD
March 30th 2010: FULL FEATURE DVD & BLU-RAY

 Check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!

August 26, 2009

JENNIFER'S BODY: ON THE SET Video!

Yahoo has debuted a behind the scenes video from the set of JENNIFER'S BODY. Check it out below!



Check out the "PSA announcement" with Megan Fox at our previous news post HERE. The theatrical one-sheet poster is at our previous news post HERE! Watch the "red-band" trailer for JENNIFER'S BODY at our previous news post HERE and the "green-band" one HERE! The flick stars Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Kyle Gallner & Lance Henriksen. JENNIFER'S BODY was directed by Karyn Kusama from a script by Diablo Cody (writer of JUNO).

Synopsis: When a gorgeous cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her "plain Jane" best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.

ZOMBIELAND International Trailer! Moved Up To October 2nd!

First things first - the release date for ZOMBIELAND has been moved up to October 2nd! Second, below you'll find a new international trailer for the flick. Check it out!



Check out the red band trailer HERE. And the original trailer and some pics at our previous news post HERE.


Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, ZOMBIELAND stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin.

Synopsis: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

SPOOKY DAN At The HALLOWEEN 2 Premiere!

FRIGHT friend Spooky Dan hit the red carpet of last night's premiere of Rob Zombie's eagerly anticipated sequel HALLOWEEN II! Below you can check out some quick interview snippets with Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris, Tyler Mane, Kristina Klebe, Daniel Roebuck, DEXTER's David Zayas, Rob Hall & many more. Check it out below!



And hit up Spooky Dan's site at: http://www.spookydan.com

Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this Friday August 28th!

HORROR ART PROFILE: JEREMY CROSS!

Here at ICONS, we're always striving to expand upon more then just horror movie news. We want to bring you the latest going on in horror "culture" as well. So we thought it'd be fun to open you faithful readers up to the world of horror art. This week at Hyaena Gallery - "JEREMY CROSS: ANATOMY OF FAITH"

The ever-popular Bastard Artist returns with his fourth solo exhibit here at Hyaena Gallery. In this collection of over 30 + works Jeremy Cross examines the human condition and it's tumultuous relationship with Faith through the catalyst of human anatomy.

This is Jeremy's most personal and conceptual series to date: A showing of both oil paintings and his signature pyrographic work that reveals a quantum leap in his artistic progression.

A limited edition of hand painted Ghostapuss (Cross' iconic character) cast sculptures will also be available during this show with a very special Ghostapuss being offered during a random drawing. Do not miss this show!

"Bot-Phomet"

"Ghostapuss" - sculpted & cast by Tom Zimmerman

"Follower", "Seeker"

"GodBot Overload"

Prints of "Follower"

"Faith Healer"

"Anatomy Of Faith", "Creationism"

"It Swallows You", "The Hunter's Reward"

"It Swallows You" close up

"Infanticide", "Too Close"

"Rx"

"Ghostapuss Box"

"Crusader" by Jeremy Cross & Christopher Ulrich

"Reactionary", "Holy War"

"Prophet" - Oil painting on a real human skull. Sale price $666.


"Tree Of Life"

"Womb"

"Zealot", "Love Factory"

"Skull Mask"

"Guardian", "Bishop the Squid"

"Snatched From The Jaws of Death"

"Speak No Evil"

"Genesis", "Deceiver"

Artist Jeremy Cross with the "Prophet" skull.


To purchase or get more info on all these above pieces, go to: http://hyaenagallery.com/jeremycross.html

Official One-Sheet Poster For THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

NYmag.com just posted the official theatrical one-sheet poster for Ti West's latest flick THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. Coming from Vulture and Magnet (the genre division of Magnolia Pictures), THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL starts airing on VOD (video on demand) on October 1st with a theatrical release on October 30th. Check out the trailer and press release at our previous news post HERE. New poster is below!



Set in the mid-80's, the latest from filmmaker Ti West (THE ROOST, CABIN FEVER 2) stars Tom Noonan (THE MONSTER SQUAD, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (CHOPPING MALL, NIGHT OF THE COMET, AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL), Dee Wallace (Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, THE HOWLING), Jocelin Donahue (THE BURROWERS) & Greta Gerwig (BAGHEAD).

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS DVD & Blu-Ray Artwork! Pushed To October 27th!

Both the DVD & Blu-Ray for NIGHT OF THE CREEPS will now be hitting store shelves on October 27th. (One week later then the originally announced October 20th release date) Below is a promo sheet which features the covers for both the Blu-Ray and DVD. And under that you'll find the full listing of features!



Special features for this release include:
  • Audio Commentary with Members of the Cast
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Fred Dekker
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending – Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Track
  • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    • Birth of the Creeps - Writer/Director Fred Dekker discusses his influences and early filmmaking experiences and how NIGHT OF THE CREEPS evolved into his debut feature film.
    • Cast of the Creeps - Actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Actress Jill Whitlow talk about their experiences on the film, and how they have dealt with the film's enduring cult success over the past 25 years.
    • Creating the Creeps - Make-Up FX Creators David B. Miller, Robert Kurtzman and others discuss the extensive make-up creations in the film, and how they brought the slithering sluglike "creeps" to life.
    • Escape of the Creeps - A detailed look into the film's post-production and why the film was barely released to theatres with Writer/Director Fred Dekker, Composer Barry DeVorzon, and Producer Charles Gordon.
    • Legend of the Creeps - Final words from the cast & crew on the film's enduring cult popularity plus interviews with the film's biggest fans.
    • Tom Atkins: Man of Action – A detailed look at the career of Tom Atkins with testimonials from filmmakers he's worked with over the past thirty years.
  • Footage from the June 2009 cast reunion screening at The Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • BD-Live Access Exclusive content and downloads!
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS was written & directed by Fred Dekker and stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Witlow, David Paymer and Tom Atkins.

TRAIN Comes To DVD November 17th!

TRAIN (a very loose remake of TERROR TRAIN) starring Thora Birch and Derek Magyar, written and directed by Gideon Raff will finally hit DVD on November 17th courtesy of Lionsgate. Below is the synopsis for the movie, as well as the DVD cover.

"Touring Eastern Europe with her college wrestling team, Alex (Thora Birch - American Beauty) attends a debauched late-night party that causes her and several teammates to miss their train to Odessa. Her coach is furious, but a mysterious woman offers the group a ride on an alternative train. The coach agrees, and the athletes, exhausted and hung over, gratefully climb aboard. However, this train harbors a deadly secret, and for Alex and her fellow passengers, a blood-soaked nightmare is just beginning."


August 25, 2009

GRACE Blu-Ray NOW Available At Best Buy Exclusively!

Whoa! Paul Solet's debut feature GRACE came out theatrically in both NY and LA earlier this month, but we just discovered that BEST BUY exclusively released the Blu-Ray of GRACE TODAY!!! The Blu-Ray is NOW available at BEST BUY locations only, a month before other outlets! The DVD and Blu-Ray will be available everywhere on September 15th.



Below is a full listing of all the special features you'll find on the disc:

* Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet, producer Adam Green and director of photography Zoran Popovic
* Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Solet and actor Jordan Ladd (Blu-ray™ exclusive)
* Grace: Conception – charting the film’s origins;
* Grace: Family – an in-depth look at the cast of characters;
* Her Mother’s Eyes: The Look of Grace – designing the unique visuals
* Grace: Delivered – overcoming challenges during principal photography
* Lullaby: Scoring Grace – creating the score and sound effects
* Grace at Sundance – becoming a festival sensation
* Theatrical Trailer

check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


"His Disease Is Spreading" - Another New SAW VI Poster!

Yet another SAW VI poster has made it's way on-line, a still shot of the first "motion" poster with the tagline "His Disease Is Spreading". It's more obvious in the poster below that all of Jigsaw's "followers" are wearing the infamous pig mask. Check it out for yourself below!



See the other theatrical poster HERE! Check out the trailer at THIS post here & the theatrical poster HERE. The awesome "motion" poster can be found at our previous news post HERE!

SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. We'll keep you posted when the trailer drops!

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

New MANIAC Revealed From 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS!

Actress Christa Campbell unveiled the first picture of the newest MANIAC to join the clan via her FearNET blog. China Rose will be portrayed by genre newcomer Kathryn Le. Click HERE or the image below to read Christa's blog about the latest addition to the MANIACS family!


2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS recently wrapped production with Tim Sullivan once again behind the camera to direct a script co-written by Sullivan and Chris Kobin. The 2001 MANIACS sequel stars Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre (Ogre from Skinny Puppy!), Lin Shaye, Christa Campbell, Asa Wycoff, Katy Johnson, Alex Luria, Larayia Gaston, Andrea Leon, Trevor Wright, Jordan Yale Levin, Miles Dougall, Christopher McDaniel, Adam Robitel, Ryan Fleming, Kathryn Le, Alana Curry, Ahmed Best, Clifford Allen Wagner & Charlie Parish.

We'll keep you posted on release & screening info as soon as we hear it!

Another Pair Of Images From Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Rob Zombie posted yet another great Michael Myers image via his My Space blog. Check out his comments and the pic below:

"Holy shit dudes there are only five more days until Halloween 2 hits a screen near you! Are you going or what? If so drag a friend who hates to be scared. It's  time to fuck up your nice friends. This sucker is brutal. I promise."


Meanwhile IGN got the following mysterious exclusive pic below. Could this be a dream sequence? An actual scene from the movie? All will be revealed when HALLOWEEN 2 opens this Friday on August 28th!



Look for more exclusive interviews from Rob Zombie and the cast of HALLOWEEN 2 later this week here on ICONS OF FRIGHT!

Check out the unused HALLOWEEN II trailer HERE! HALLOWEEN II 5th TV spot is HERE. 4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

Click the following image for an ICONS exclusive pic of Michael Myers:



Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

Continue reading "Another Pair Of Images From Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!" »

The Italians Return for a Second Assault! Confirmed For Rock And Shock!

The Italians Return for a Second Assault!

Amidst rumors that Mike Baronas will bring his Italian Invasion back to this October’s Chiller Theatre, he confirmed with me today that a few of Fulci’s finest will attend this fall’s Rock and Shock.

Appearing in Worcestor, Mass. at the convention on October 16, 17 and 18 will be: the lovely Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD); Al Cliver (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND), and old Worm Eye himself, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua. For those who missed them at select conventions recently, this is a rare opportunity to meet three of Fulci’s finest. And I’m not just selling hype here; I’ve met all three, and I can attest that it was an absolute pleasure to chat with them and add some prime autographs to my zombie collection.

If you’re interested in finding out where Mike Baronas’ legions of Italian stars will make appearances in the future, check out his site at www.pauraprod.com. For information on the event itself, go to www.rockandshock.com. Let’s hope Mike can bring more Italians to us in the near future.

--Phil Fasso

Don't forget to check out our ITALIAN INVASION piece with 3 mini-interviews with Ian McCullouch, Silvia Collatina and Michael Sopkiw! Just click HERE or the image below!


August 20, 2009

Red-Band Trailer For Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

Below you'll find the official "red-band" trailer for Rob Zombie's upcoming animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. Anchor Bay Entertainment puts it out on DVD & Blu-Ray September 22nd! Watch the "naughty" trailer below:



See the full press release along with the other cover HERE.

Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO features the voice talents of Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

Finally! THE WOLFMAN Trailer! Plus A Ton Of Images!

Universal has finally released the first trailer for their upcoming remake of THE WOLFMAN, due in theaters February 12th, 2010! Check it out below courtesy of Yahoo!



Also, tons of pics have emerged on line. Below are a batch of the ones we think are the coolest. Click any one of them for a high resolution look!













Unused Trailer For Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Bloody-Disgusting have uncovered an unused promotional trailer for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, which opens in theaters on August 28th. And quite frankly, this is by far the best of all the trailers we've seen thus far. (Even Rob Zombie thought so as he posted a link to it via his Twitter this morning!) Check it out at B-D's site HERE or embedded below. Multiple kudos to B-D for this find!



HALLOWEEN II 5th TV spot is HERE. 4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

Click the following image for an ICONS exclusive pic of Michael Myers:



Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!


Make sure to read our set reports from H2 by clicking the images below!

HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART ONE: FX ARTIST WAYNE TOTH! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART TWO: PRODUCER MALEK AKKAD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART THREE: PRODUCER ANDY GOULD! (Click image below to read it!)



HALLOWEEN 2 SET REPORT! PART FOUR: ACTRESS SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON! (Click image below to read it!)


Saturday, August 22nd - Hyaena Gallery Presents The Art Of Jeremy Cross!

Want to catch one of the Hyaena shows that we always report on? Well, the next one featuring the work of Jeremy Cross is happening this Saturday, August 22nd at Hyaena Gallery located at 1928 W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. Below are the full details! See you there!


August 16th - August 31st, 2009. Opening Reception Saturday, August 22nd 8PM to Midnight:

The ever-popular Bastard Artist returns with his fourth solo exhibit here at Hyaena Gallery. In this collection of over 30 + works Jeremy Cross examines the human condition and it's tumultuous relationship with Faith through the catalyst of human anatomy.

This is Jeremy's most personal and conceptual series to date: A showing of both oil paintings and his signature pyrographic work that reveals a quantum leap in his artistic progression.

A limited edition of hand painted Ghostapuss (Cross' iconic character) cast sculptures will also be available during this show with a very special Ghostapuss being offered during a random drawing. Do not miss this show!

More details: http://www.hyaenagallery.com

Thinking Of Using 'Naturebirth'? Viral Site For GRACE!

The little indie that could still continues to impress! A new website has launched for the independently run clinic Naturebirth, run by Patricia Lang. Of course, if you take a closer look at the site (http://naturebirthgracemovie.com), you'll realize it's a viral site created for the clinic (and character) from Paul Solet's GRACE. Wait long enough on the page and you'll occasionally see a fly that brings you to some articles regarding the characters of the film. Pretty neat stuff! Check it out for yourself at: http://naturebirthgracemovie.com

GRACE is in theaters NOW. Buy tickets for GRACE at the following links:

LOS ANGELES, Sunset 5
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=08142009&thid=2

NY, Village East
http://www.fandango.com/grace_124413/movietimes

See the GRACE street teams in action in LA at THIS post and NY in THIS one! Also, check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director
Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


iMurders Comes To DVD October 13th!

We just got in the press release from Anchor Bay Entertainment for their latest acquisition, iMurders, which hits DVD shelves on October 13th. If you recall, we talked briefly about the flick with actress Erika Smith in her ICONS interview last year. Below are all the full details!


Murder has a technology all its own. Tune in, turn on … and drop dead. iMURDERS. An all-star, high-tech horror whodunit from Anchor Bay Entertainment, just in time for Halloween.

The Internet. For some, it’s one of the great innovations of the modern world, a pathway to knowledge, growth and new experiences. But for a group of people who share a common chat room, it could be the instrument of their destruction.

Just in time for Halloween, Anchor Bay Entertainment – the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment – will release the star-laden shocker iMurders. Street date is October 13, 2009 with an SRP of $19.97.

From the Producers of the cult hit "Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth" comes a horror thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. When the members of an online social networking website are brutally murdered in succession, one person's past holds the key to the gruesome mystery. As the number of survivors decreases, they begin to believe that the killer might be one of the group.

This killer thriller features a star-studded cast of (bloody) red herrings: Gabrielle Anwar (“Burn Notice”), William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Emmy Award® nominee Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), Tony Todd (Candyman, “24”), Saturn Award® winner Margaret Colin (“Gossip Girl,” Independence Day), Tony Award® winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent, “Medium”), Frank Grillo (“Prison Break,” “The Shield”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee, nine-time Emmy Award® nominee and Golden Globe Award® winner Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon, Tootsie). HorrorSociety.com called iMurders “a must-own film for those who like the suspense mystery flavor of horror movies!”

The film marks the directorial debut of Robbie Bryan (producer and screenwriter of The Stand-In, co-producer of Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth) and has been screened at the Eerie Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest, the Big Apple Film Festival and the Downbeach Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.


Check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with Erika Smith by clicking the frame below!


August 19, 2009

From The Creators Of SPOOKS Comes THE DEVIL'S HANDSHAKE!

The creative team behind the Devil's Due Publishing horror/action comic book series SPOOKS is back with a new book for Archaia Entertainment called THE DEVIL'S HANDSHAKE. Below's a quick synopsis on the book along with the cover artwork for Issue 1 which hits comic book shelves this October:

THE DEVIL’S HANDSHAKE

(W) Larry Hama and Ryan Schifrin (A) Adam Archer and Lizzy John

Larry Hama, the legendary mastermind behind G.I. JOE, makes his debut at Archaia! In this standalone tale, renowned treasure hunters Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox embark on an adventure that takes them from the deepest jungles of New Guinea to the deserts of Lybia in search of a mysterious hidden pyramid that contains the power to end the world! Featuring breathtaking art by Adam Archer (SPOOKS) and Lizzy John (REST, HALLOWEEN), this unforgettable one-shot introduces readers to a terrifying, exciting new world created by Ryan Schifrin (SPOOKS)! Shipping in October.


Click frame to read our vintage FRIGHT interview with RYAN SHIFRIN!

2 New HALLOWEEN 2 Clips!

With Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2 opening next week, the video clips and mysterious photos are popping up everywhere on-line! First, the below 2 video clips come from WPIX and MSN. The MSN one has an intro by Zombie himself. Check that one out HERE:





Meanwhile, Shock Till You Drop has got 2 exclusive pictures of Danielle Harris HERE. And IGN scored this image below, which has many fans speculating at it's intent. Is Laurie Strode dreaming? Or taking a cue from her crazy older brother? We'll know for sure on August 28th!


Continue reading "2 New HALLOWEEN 2 Clips!" »

Another New SAW VI Poster!

Shock Till You Drop debuted this brand new SAW VI poster. What's the meaning of the mysterious 'Jigsaw hand gloves'? Last year, it was the 'Jigsaw face mask', now this? Hmm...


Check out the trailer at THIS post here & the theatrical poster HERE. The awesome "motion" poster can be found at our previous news post HERE!

SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. We'll keep you posted when the trailer drops!

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

2 More Join MOTHER'S DAY Remake!

A few weeks back, we reported that Deborah Ann Woll from HBO's TRUE BLOOD was the first to join the cast of the MOTHER'S DAY remake. Now, Dread Central broke the scoop on two more actresses joining the cast, both alumni from director Darren Lynn Bousman's previous films. Alexa Vega and Briana Evigan (God, I love her) are both on board for MOTHER'S DAY. Vega of course played Shilo in Bousman's cult classic rock musical REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and Evigan appeared in Bousman's episode of FEAR ITSELF 'New Year's Day'. (Scripted by comic scribe Steve Niles)


The Hollywood Reporter adds that Jaime King (MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, THE TRIPPER), Shawn Ashmore (Adam Green's FROZEN, X-MEN's Iceman) and Matt O'Leary (SORORITY ROW) have also just joined the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter post, "The new version, written by Scott Milam, is being remolded as a psychological thriller in which the wicked family returns to the house where they grew up to terrorize the new owners and their guests. King will play the woman of the house, a wife who has lost her child and is isolating herself from her husband."

Bousman tells them, "What we're trying to do is elevate this outside of a genre movie. I've done three 'Saw' films, I've done 'Repo,' and yes, this is horrific at times, but it's much darker and deeper because of the focus on the characters."

Twisted Pictures, the Genre Co., Rat Entertainment and LightTower Entertainment are producing the redux of the 1980 Troma cult classic original which was helmed by Charlie Kaufman.

More when we hear it!


DRAG ME TO HELL Blu-Ray Cover Art & Special Features!

Sam Raimi's criminally overlooked horror film DRAG ME TO HELL is due to hit video store shelves on October 13th. And now you can make up for not going to see it in theaters by picking up the DVD/Blu-Ray! Below is a listing of the features, along with the Blu-Ray cover art. Once again, feature-wise, it looks like the Blu-Ray's the way to go. Check it:

Bonus features include:

• Production Video Diaries - Over 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes scares, secrets and surprises featuring stars Justin Long and Alison Lohman.

Blu-ray hi-def (exclusive):

• BD-LIVE - Allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive features, including My Scenes Sharing and My Chat.
• Digital Copy - Transfer Drag Me To Hell Unrated Director's Cut to your iPod®, Mac® or PC and experience it anywhere, anytime!
• Universal Ticker - Exclusive on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, Universal Studios Home Entertainment launches the new Universal Ticker which provides up-to-date news about upcoming titles, Blu-ray features and exclusive events!


Directed by Sam Raimi and Co-written with brother Ivan Raimi, DRAG ME TO HELL stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao & Reggie Lee. On DVD/Blu-Ray October 13th!

August 18, 2009

5th TV Spot For Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2 opens August 28th, and now Dimension's Horror You Tube page has debuted the 5th TV spot for the film titled "Fight"! Check it out below!



4th TV spot is HERE. 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE.

Click the following image for an ICONS exclusive pic of Michael Myers:



Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

Continue reading "5th TV Spot For Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!" »

New "Famous Last Words" Clip From THE FINAL DESTINATION!

A new clip titled "Famous Last Words" from THE FINAL DESTINATION has debuted over on the My Space Horror page. Andrew Fiscella tells his co-star Bobby Campo that it's not his time to die in this clip embedded below!



Check out a TON of images from THE FINAL DESTINATION in our recently posted story HERE. Also, check out the latest batch of TV Spots for THE FINAL DESTINATION HERE! See more gruesome pics of victims from THE FINAL DESTINATION right HERE! Visit the official website at http://www.thefinaldestinationmovie.com. THE FINAL DESTINATION hits theaters on August 28st, 2009 and stars Nick Zano, Krista Allen (FEAST), Andy Fiscella, Shantel Van Santen, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Justin Welborn (THE SIGNAL), Mykelti Williamson & Richard T. Jones. David Ellis, the director of FINAL DESTINATION 2 returns behind the camera for FINAL DESTINATION 4. Eric Bress wrote the script. See the trailer right HERE!

New Trailer For THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Arrives! "Meet Jacob Black"

A new hybrid trailer/interview video clip from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON has debuted via My Space's Trailer Park page today. In it, actor Taylor Lautner introduces us to the character Jacob Black as he appears in the new film. Check it out below!



Check out the first teaser trailer HERE and a behind-the-scenes video at our previous news post HERE!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz & Anna Kendrick. Chris Weitz directs.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

William Castle Film Collection Comes To DVD October 20th!

Eight Classic Shockers from the Legendary Master Showman in One Chilling DVD Collection October 20 - WILLIAM CASTLE FILM COLLECTION, Five-Disc Set Includes Three Films Making Their DVD Debuts: Zotz!, The Old Dark House, and 13 Frightened Girls!Plus The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Mr. Sardonicus, and Strait-Jacket. Bonus Features Include the Award-Winning Documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story!

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 17, 2009) – The master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks will be remembered on October 20 when the William Castle Film Collection debuts from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The set features eight of the legendary producer/director’s most notable films, including The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960), Homicidal (1961), Mr. Sardonicus (1961), and Strait-Jacket (1964). Also included in the collection are Zotz! (1962), The Old Dark House (1963), and 13 Frightened Girls (1963), each making their DVD debuts. The extensive bonus materials include original theatrical openings, alternate sequences, vintage footage and original theatrical trailers, as well as two episodes of the television series, Ghost Story produced by William Castle.

Also included as a bonus feature, is Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007), the acclaimed documentary on William Castle by director Jeffrey Schwarz that won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2007 AFI Film Festival. The film features archival interviews with John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), John Waters (Pink Flamingos), Budd Boetticher (The Tall T), Roger Corman (The Little Shop of Horrors) and legendary mime Marcel Marceau. The five-disc William Castle Film Collection will be available for $80.95 SRP.

About William Castle
: Intrigued by the circus of Barnum and Bailey , New York stage plays, radio and the movies, William Castle (1914 - 1977) knew what he wanted to do with his life and spent most of his teenage years working on the stage in a number of jobs ranging from set building to acting. He left Broadway for Hollywood at the age of 23, going on to direct his first film (The Chance of a Lifetime) six years later.

Castle honed his craft over the next decade turning out every manner of film. He also worked as an assistant to director Orson Welles, doing much of the second unit location work for Welles’ noir classic The Lady from Shanghai, starring Rita Hayworth. Castle had a reputation for getting the work done, and eventually decided to produce and direct his own pictures. The first, Macabre, boasted ad lines like “See it with someone who can carry you home!” and “If it frightens you to death, you’ll be buried free of charge!” The hype worked and Castle became famous for directing films with many gimmicks, which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. By the mid-60s, he abandoned the gimmicks and went on to produce the Roman Polanski classic Rosemary’s Baby (1968). His autobiography was entitled “Step Right Up! I’m Gonna Scare the Pants Off America .”

The Tingler (1959)

Legendary horror star Vincent Price (Edward Scissorhands) stars in The Tingler, the terrifying story of a docile creature that lives in the human spinal cord. It becomes activated by fright and can only be destroyed by screaming. Castle promoted the film with the gimmick of “Percepto,” where audiences would actually feel the sensations of the actors on the screen. To achieve this, theaters wired select seats with tiny motors underneath that would vibrate during key scenes in the movie. The audience would get a “tingling” sensation and were encouraged to “Scream - scream for your lives.” The Tingler has a running time of approximately 82 minutes and is not rated.

13 Ghosts (1960)

Castle aggressively promoted this film with floats going up and down Hollywood Blvd. with “ghosts” riding along, holding signs, touting the movie. He named the gimmick created for 13 Ghosts “Illusion-O,” which was a special hand-held piece of cardboard with two transparent colored strips, one red and one blue. If you wanted to see the ghosts in the film, you looked through one, but if you were too frightened, you could look through the other and they weren’t visible. The film promised and delivered “13 Times the Thrills! 13 Times the Chills! 13 Times the Fun!” in the story of a family who inherits a haunted house, but discover a special pair of goggles that allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. The film starred Martin Milner (TV’s “Adam-12”) and Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz). 13 Ghosts has a running time of 85 minutes and is not rated.

Homicidal (1961)

In Homicidal, the brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of the dark family secrets in a sleepy small town. Castle promoted the film with a “Fright Break,” a 45-second timer during the film’s climax as the heroine approached a house harboring the sadistic killer. The voiceover advised the audience of the time remaining in which they could leave the theatre and receive a full refund if they were too frightened to see the rest of the film. To ensure filmgoers did not opt for the refund, Castle instituted the “Coward’s Corner.” Patrons were expected to follow yellow footsteps up the theater aisle, bathed in a yellow light and sit in a yellow cardboard booth in the theater lobby. Theaters had a nurse offering a blood-pressure test, a recording blaring “Watch the chicken! Watch him shiver in Coward’s Corner,” and required walkouts to sign a yellow “Coward’s Certificate” card stating, “I am a bona fide coward.” Needless to say, very few filmgoers opted out of the screening. Homicidal has a running time of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

In this gothic tale set in 1880 London , a Baron’s face is frozen into a permanently grotesque smile after digging up his father’s grave to retrieve a winning lottery ticket accidently left in his pocket. The gimmick allowed audiences to vote in a “Punishment Poll” during the climax of the film where Castle himself appears on screen to explain to the audience their options. Each member of the audience was given a card with a glow-in-the-dark thumb they could hold either up or down to decide if Mr. Sardonicus would be cured or die at the end of the film. Supposedly, no audience ever offered mercy and the villain was always punished. Mr. Sardonicus has a running time of approximately 89 minutes and is not rated.

Zotz! (1962)

Tom Poston (TV’s “Newhart”) finds a Zotz coin and discovers its awesome powers. After attempting to share its secret with the US government (where he is brushed off as a lunatic), his discovery captures the interest of foreign agents, who attempt to steal it. To promote the film, Castle provided each filmgoer with a “magic” coin which, unfortunately, did absolutely nothing. Zotz! has a running time of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

Frightened Girls! (1963)

Castle launched a worldwide hunt for the prettiest girls from different countries to cast in 13 Frightened Girls!. The stunt helped generate publicity for the film about the thirteen daughters of international diplomats in a Swiss boarding school, who stir up trouble when they mess in the diplomatic affairs of their parents and a Russian spy is discovered murdered. 13 Frightened Girls! has a running time of 89 minutes and is not rated.

The Old Dark House (1963)

Tom Poston (Zotz!) was again cast by Castle in this project about an American car salesman in England who receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit the house in which he lives with his twin brother. The Old Dark House has a running time of approximately 86 minutes and is not rated.

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Advised by his financial backers to eliminate the gimmicks, Castle hired Hollywood’s legendary Joan Crawford (The Women, Our Dancing Daughters) to star as an ax-murderess in this story of a mother, who, after a 20 year stay in an insane asylum for killing her husband and his mistress, returns to her home and grown daughter. While trying to re-connect with her daughter, Diane Baker (The Best of Everything, Marnie) the mother’s behavior raises suspicions about whether she is still a dangerously deranged killer. At the last minute, Castle had cardboard axes handed out to patrons and sent Crawford on a nation-wide promotional tour of theaters showing the film. Straight-Jacket has a running time of approximately 93 minutes and is not rated.

DVD Special Features

· Commentary with Producer/Director Jeffrey Schwarz and Terry Castle.
· Disc 1 featuring 13 Frightened Girls/13 Ghosts includes:

* Featurette: “The Magic of Illusion-O.”
* Original Theatrical Trailers.
* Original “British” trailer introduction for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” trailer for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” theatrical opening message from William Castle for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Original “Candy Web” theatrical closing message from William Castle for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (British) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (Swedish) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (French) for 13 Frightened Girls.
* Alternate opening (German) for 13 Frightened Girls.

· Disc 2 featuring Homicidal/Strait-Jacket includes:

* Featurette: “Psychette: William Castle and Homicidal.”
* Featurette: “Homicidal Youngstown , Ohio Premiere.”
* Featurette: “Battleaxe: The Making of Strait-Jacket.”
* Vintage Featurette: “How to Plan a Movie Murder.”
* Original Theatrical Trailers.
* Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests.
* Joan Crawford Axe Test.
* Strait-Jacket TV Spots.

· Disc 3 featuring Old Dark House/Sardonicus includes:

* Featurette: “Taking the Punishment Poll.”
* Featurette: “Ghost Story: Pilot (The New House).”
* Original Theatrical Trailer.

· Disc 4 featuring The Tingler/Zotz! includes:

* Featurette: “Scream For Your Lives: William Castle and The Tingler.”
* Featurette: “Ghost Story: Graveyard Shift.”
* Alternate Drive-In Sequence for The Tingler.
* Original “Scream” Sequence for The Tingler.
* Original Theatrical Trailers.

· Disc 5 features the documentary: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story.


Slew Of Images From George A. Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD!

If you dig deep enough on the My Space page for George A. Romero's latest zombie opus SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, you'll most likely stumble upon all of the following images! We figured we'd lay 'em out for you in one spot so you can see them all! Hit up the official My Space at: www.myspace.com/OfficialGeorgeRomero for more. Don't forget to follow George Romero on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OfficialRomero. And see a behind the scenes video on SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD at our previous news post HERE!






















Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Productions present “GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD”. A film by George A. Romero. Producer: Paula Devonshire. Executive Producers: Peter Grunwald, Art Spigel, Dan Fireman, Ara Katz, Michael Doherty, DJ Carson, Bryan Gliserman. Director of Photography: Adam Swica. Editor: Michael Doherty. Production Designer: Arv Greywal. Costume Designer: Alex Kavanagh. Composer: Robert Carli. Featuring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick.


Tons Of New Images From THE FINAL DESTINATION!

Are you ready for the latest in the FINAL DESTINATION franchise? In 3D no less? Well, it hits theaters on August 28th, but Warner Brothers has released a ton of new images from the movie. Check 'em all out below. You can click any of the following images to see an even higher resolution version. Also, check out the latest batch of TV Spots for THE FINAL DESTINATION HERE!
















See more gruesome pics of victims from THE FINAL DESTINATION right HERE! Visit the official website at http://www.thefinaldestinationmovie.com. THE FINAL DESTINATION hits theaters on August 28st, 2009 and stars Nick Zano, Krista Allen (FEAST), Andy Fiscella, Shantel Van Santen, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Justin Welborn (THE SIGNAL), Mykelti Williamson & Richard T. Jones. David Ellis, the director of FINAL DESTINATION 2 returns behind the camera for FINAL DESTINATION 4. Eric Bress wrote the script. See the trailer right HERE!

More From The GRACE Street-Teams In NY & LA!

Last week, we posted some pictures from the NY street team for the indie flick GRACE. Now we've got a slew of more pictures from street teams on both coasts who were promoting this past opening weekend. Shows in both NY and LA were sold out for opening night, Friday, August 14th! The flick is NOW playing in theaters, so go check it out!











Buy tickets for GRACE at the following links:

LOS ANGELES, Sunset 5
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=08142009&thid=2

NY, Village East
http://www.fandango.com/grace_124413/movietimes

And check out our latest GRACE related interviews with writer/director
Paul Solet, star Jordan Ladd and producer Adam Green. Click each image to read their interviews!







Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!


Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie At PLANET HOLLYWOOD, NY August 18th!

ROB ZOMBIE AND SHERI MOON ZOMBIE PROMOTE DIMENSION FILMS’ HALLOWEEN II WITH A MEMORABILIA DONATION AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD TIMES SQUARE TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th AT 12:45 PM

WHAT: Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie will be at Planet Hollywood Times Square to promote Halloween II with a memorabilia donation in the main dining room.

Halloween II - - It is that time of year again, and Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business. H2 picks up at the exact moment the first movie stopped and follows the aftermath of Michael Myers murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode. - - Written and directed by Rob Zombie; Halloween II opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 28th.

WHO: Rob Zombie - - horror rocker-turned-film director. Originally known as the hard rocking front man for the band White Zombie and later as a solo artist, Zombie would quickly add prolific video director and most recently film director to his already impressive resume. Best know for his directorial work on the high-octane classics The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate) and House of 1,000 Corpses (Lions Gate), Zombie also sat in the director’s chair for the 2007 box office smash Halloween (Dimension); a bold re-imagining of John Carpenter’s smash cult horror film Halloween (Dimension).

Zombie has recently wrapped a raunchy, R-rated, animated film entitled The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, to be released in later 2009, and is currently promoting his work on the forthcoming much-anticipated sequel Halloween II (Dimension 2009).

Sheri Moon Zombie - - has brought the role of Deborah Myers to life (and death) in the box office smash Halloween (Dimension 2007), and the forthcoming much-anticipated sequel, Halloween II (Dimension 2009). The character, which never appeared in the classic John Carpenters films, gave a depth and history the sociopath Michael Myers that audiences had never before seen.

Sheri started her career in 1995 playing a cat-suited go-go dancer in a video for the band White Zombie. Over the next several years she became a staple of MTV, appearing in over a dozen rock videos. In 2003 Sheri made the jump to the big screen with her head-turning portrayal of blonde psycho killer Baby Firefly in Rob Zombie’s cult hit House of 1,000 Corpses (Lions Gate). She would follow this up with a cameo in The Toolbox Murders (from the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and a reprisal of her role as Baby Firefly in the sequel to House of 1,000 Corpses entitled The Devil’s Rejects (Lions Gate).

Sheri is also staying busy with a variety of other projects. She started her own clothing line, Total Skull, in 2006. In 2007, Moon starred in a trailer for the faux film Werewolf Women of the S.S., a segment for the film Grindhouse (Dimension), and in 2008 appeared in an episode of Showtime’s Californication. She will also debut her voice-over talents in the role of Suzi-X, an ass-kicking secret agent, in the upcoming R-rated, animated feature The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

WHERE: Planet Hollywood Times Square - - 1540 Broadway (corner of 45th Street)

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

In honor of ROB and SHERI MOON ZOMBIE’s HALLOWEEN II memorabilia donation tomorrow at PLANET HOLLYWOOD, H2_TheMovie will be giving away a ROB ZOMBIE signed skull straight from the set of HALLOWEEN II! In order to win, make sure you head over to Planet Hollywood in Times Square at 12:45pm tomorrow. Snap a photo of yourself with Rob and Sheri in the background and tweet it @H2_TheMovie by midnight. The fan who snaps the best photo will win the skull! Remember, you MUST be in the photo and it has to be tweeted @H2_TheMovie!


August 14, 2009

2001 MANIACS Sequel Wraps Production! BEVERLY HELLBILLY'S On The Way!

Filmmaker Tim Sullivan has just wrapped production on the sequel to 2001 MANIACS, titled 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLY'S. Word first came from the film's recently launched Facebook page. (Check it HERE!) Now, we've got the official press release below clarifying the cast for the new flick. Check it below:



MANIACS MOVE TO “BEVERLY” - “Devil’s Rejects” Star Steps Into Mayor’s Shoes in Franchise Reboot

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13th, 2009- Cult film veteran Bill Moseley (“House of 1,000 Corpses“) has just completed filming his role as Mayor Buckman in director Tim Sullivan’s latest installment of the horror/comedy franchise “2001 Maniacs”. The film, titled “2001 Maniacs:Beverly Hellbillys”, was shot entirely on location in Iowa.

According to Sullivan and producer Christopher Tuffin, it is as much a wild re-imagining of the preceding films as a sequel to them. Their intention was to raise the stakes beyond the ordinary glut of by-the-numbers horror releases to create a smart, genre-defying feature that pushes every limit to the extreme. Tuffin compares “Maniacs” to an episode of “South Park” or “The Simpsons” in the sense that “Maniacs” is nothing less than a carnival house mirror held up to American culture.

“Over the years I was approached many times to write and direct a sequel, but I waited until we not only had a storyline that served as a worthy successor to "2001 Maniacs", but also the creative freedom to push the envelope open even further in a smart and funny way”, says Sullivan. “Then on the eve of the election of Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president, I saw the opportunity to once again use the residents of Pleasant Valley as vehicle to expose the deep rooted prejudices of all segments of our society in a way that would hopefully make everyone realize the absurdity of their biases, while also sneaking in a few laughs in at the same time.”

Moseley heads an ensemble cast that includes Lin Shaye (“Snakes on a Plane”), Nivek Ogre (“Repo! The Genetic Opera”) Christa Campbell (“Day of the Dead”), Ahmed Best (“Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”), Trevor Wright (“Shelter”) and telenovela vixen Andrea Leon (“Hood of Horror”).

The film is being financed in part by Tax Credit Finance and Iowa based Southern Discomfort, LLC. The film is being produced by BloodWorks' Christopher Tuffin (who also produced the previous installment), as well as Martin Shore and Mike Greene. Anthony Gudas, Matthew Chausse, David F. Friedman and Patrick Wabl serve as executive producers.

The film is being repped internationally by IM Global Home Entertainment, who have already secured distribution deals in the UK (Anchor Bay UK), Germany (Tiberius), Eastern Europe (SPI), Australia (Beyond), Middle East (Falcon), Turkey (D-Productions), Singapore (Golden V) and Taiwan (SSG).

“For horror fans internationally this is a great package – an established franchise, a cult director, a horror veteran like Bill Moseley surrounded by a hot young cast. We are very excited,” says Catherine Quantschnigg, head of sales for IM Global Home Entertainment.

The finished film will be unveiled at this year's American Film Market in November."


Also, actress Christa Campbell wrote a blog for her FearNET column about the shooting experience on the new MANIACS. You can check that out HERE or at the following link:

http://www.fearnet.com/blogs/christa_campbell/b16307_2001_maniacs_beverly_hellbillys_will_be.html

And here's a few pictures from 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLY'S:





George A. Romero Launches Twitter Page For SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD!

That's right. In honor of the upcoming SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, you can now follow Uncle George Romero via Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialRomero! Also, you can keep tabs on the latest DEAD film via the official My Space page at: www.myspace.com/OfficialGeorgeRomero. They've just posted a cool behind-the-scenes segment that we've embedded below!



Here's the official press release!

“GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD” LAUNCHES TWITTER PAGE, Featuring “Tweets” From Cast/Filmmakers – including George A. Romero!

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ever since the announcement of the title for George Romero’s latest film, fans have been clamoring for up-to-the-minute information and feedback. Today, Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Productions officially launches the GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURIVAL OF THE DEAD Twitter page to meet the unprecedented devotee demand regarding the next chapter in the legendary filmmaker’s zombie saga.

On the official Twitter page – www.twitter.com/OfficialRomero -- fans will not only be able to “tweet” about the latest information and news about the film, but even the filmmakers themselves will chime in about the latest developments in getting the film ready for release. Among the cast and crew who will be posting include actors Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick and Eric Woolfe; editor Michael Doherty, stunt coordinator Matt Birman, VFX supervisor Colin Davies, SFX makeup creator Francois Dagenais, costume designer Alex Kavanagh, EPK producer Michael Felsher – and George A. Romero himself! Fans will recognize these “official” tweets as they will end with the person’s initials: AVS, KW, KM, DB, RF, EW, MD, MB, CD, FD, AK, MF and of course GAR!

In addition, fans will find up-to-the-minute information about the film, including photos and exclusive video at www.myspace.com/officialgeorgeromero.

GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD follows a war-weary band of soldiers who are lured to a remote island that promises to be the last paradise on earth, only to discover that even here there is no escape from the appetites of either the living or the dead.

Following the critical and financial success of 2007’s DIARY OF THE DEAD, Romero continues to branch out in startling new directions with GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, a film unlike any he has done before.

Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Productions present “GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD”. A film by George A. Romero. Producer: Paula Devonshire. Executive Producers: Peter Grunwald, Art Spigel, Dan Fireman, Ara Katz, Michael Doherty, DJ Carson, Bryan Gliserman. Director of Photography: Adam Swica. Editor: Michael Doherty. Production Designer: Arv Greywal. Costume Designer: Alex Kavanagh. Composer: Robert Carli. Featuring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick.






Finally! TRICK 'R TREAT On Blu-Ray & DVD October 6th!

Warner Brothers has set October 6th as the official release date for Michael Dougherty's eagerly anticipated Halloween themed horror masterpiece TRICK 'R TREAT. I love it because now I'll be able to watch it every single day leading up to October 31st! Below is the cover artwork for the Blu-Ray, along with a listing of special features. It looks like the majority will be exclusive to the Blu-Ray.



Features are as follows:
- Director's commentary with Michael Dougherty (Blu-ray only)
- Trick 'r Treat: Season's Greetings
animated short film by Michael Dougherty
- Trick 'r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween
featurette (Blu-ray only)
- Additional scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Special effects comparisons (Blu-ray only)
- Exclusive BD-Live content (Blu-ray only)

You still have a few chances to catch it on the big screen before that! The next screening is in Chicago on August 15th! (Details HERE!)

Check out the official website at: http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com

You can find the latest details along with a new trailer over at THIS link!

You can watch 9 minutes from TRICK 'R TREAT at our previous news post HERE. And a listing of a few theatrical festival dates HERE.

TRICK 'R TREAT was written & directed by Michael Dougherty (X-MEN 2, SUPERMAN RETURNS), produced by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN) and stars Quinn Lord, Brian Cox (RED, MANHUNTER, X-MEN 2), Leslie Bibb (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, IRON MAN), Dylan Baker (SPIDER-MAN 2, HAPPINESS), Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin (from HBO's TRUE BLOOD), Moneca Delain, Lauren Lee Smith, Tahmoh Penikett, Lauren Lee Smith, Britt McKillip, Isabelle Deluce, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Alberto Ghisi & Samm Todd.

More New Images From THE HILLS RUN RED!

Warner Brothers has released a handful of new publicity stills for their upcoming release THE HILLS RUN RED. Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, THE HILLS RUN RED hits store shelves on September 29th. Check out the trailer right HERE! And you can check out high resolution versions of the pics below by clicking on them.








Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!


GRACE On ABC News!

GRACE, the little indie that could seems to keep generating attention, especially from places not normally accustomed to reporting on "horror" movies. The following video segment appeared on ABC talking about the "creepy, critical Sundance smash". Check it out HERE or embedded below!









GRACE opens in limited theatrical release tomorrow, August 14th! Please buy tickets via the links below and support independent horror!

LOS ANGELES, Sunset 5
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=08142009&thid=2

NY, Village East
http://www.fandango.com/grace_124413/movietimes

Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment. NY street team photos can be found HERE!



Click HERE or the image below to read a complete transcript from the Q & A session from Sundance!



You can check out an ICONS exclusive chat with Paul Solet about the making of GRACE HERE or by clicking the image below:



Watch the original GRACE short film with Liza Wiel and Brian Austin Green (as well as a behind the scenes making-of video) at our previous news post HERE! See Adam Green's ICONS exclusive message from the set of GRACE right HERE!

Click the frame to read our vintage FRIGHT exclusive interview with PAUL SOLET!

 

Updates On THE WOLFMAN Remake Website!

Despite the push in release date to February 12th, 2010 for THE WOLFMAN, there's plenty of activity starting up on the movie's official website at http://www.thewolfmanmovie.com. You can head over there right now for a teaser intro, the synopsis and a handful of new images from the movie. We can expect to see the first trailer sometime in August. (Most likely playing with prints of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.


The new update of the classic Universal monster was helmed by director Joe Johnston from a script by Andrew Kevin Walker (SE7EN) & David Self and stars Benicio Del Toro (SIN CITY), Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), Emily Blunt (WIND CHILL) & Hugo Weaving (V FOR VENDETTA). Rick Baker provides the make-up FX for the new WOLF MAN.

PSYCHO IV Alumni Join THE PSYCHO LEGACY Documentary!

Despite recently completing the first rough cut of the independently produced documentary project THE PSYCHO LEGACY, the crew here at ICONS are still finding more PSYCHO movie alumni and incorporating them into the film. The 2 latest additions are the ones we're most excited about. We're proud to announce that both Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey have both been interviewed for THE PSYCHO LEGACY doc! Both actors portrayed Norman Bates and Mrs. Bates (respectively) in PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING. Check out pics of them with PSYCHO LEGACY director Robg. (yours truly) below!



Since the project is an independent production, cable and DVD dates are still being ironed out, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we have solid dates locked!

Don't forget to check out the trailer to the ICONS produced documentary project THE PSYCHO LEGACY right HERE! You can also check out 12 minutes of footage from THE PSYCHO LEGACY at our previous news post HERE! Screen grabs of the rare Anthony Perkins footage HERE! And an extensive interview about the project HERE!

Visit: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEPSYCHOLEGACY and THEPSYCHOLEGACY.COM

Click the frame below to read the complete transcript from THE PSYCHO LEGACY panel - Guest included Hilton Green (PSYCHO), Tom Holland, Chris Hendrie, Andrew London, Lee Garlington (PSYCHO II), Kurt Paul, Juliette Cummins, Donovan Scott, Katt Shea (PSYCHO III), Mick & Cynthia Garris (PSYCHO IV).


The WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD DVD Cover Has Been Chosen!

A few weeks ago, Fox Entertainment and Bloody-Disgusting were running a contest for fans to choose between 2 different cover images for WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. (Due out on DVD on October 20th.) If you'd like to see the 2 covers again, see our previous post HERE. The below image is the winning cover! (And the one we were kinda leaning towards ourselves.) What do you guys think?


Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE! WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD is out on DVD October 20th!

SAW Writers & Clive Barker Team Up For HOTEL!

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers of SAW IV, SAW V, SAW VI & the recently released THE COLLECTOR have teamed up with Clive Barker for a Warner Brothers television series titled Clive Barker's HOTEL. The Hollywood Reporter says, "Plot details are being kept under wraps, but "Clive Barker's Hotel" is expected to follow a series of ghoulish incidents at a haunted hotel. Barker, the creator of the landmark horror franchise "Hellraiser" and other well-known genre properties, is attached to produce, while McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision is in talks to produce. Barker associate Joe Daley will co-produce."

The writing duo is no stranger to Barker's material as they were among the many writers that took a crack at the still in-development HELLRAISER remake. (You can read more about that in our recent chat with them HERE.) The series is still in the early stages, so we'll keep you posted when we hear more!


While you're here, why not read our latest Hyaena Blog entry, "How Much Is That Barker In The Window?" (Click HERE or the image below!)


JENNIFER'S BODY Public Service Announcement... With Megan Fox!

Ready for JENNIFER'S BODY? Well, before you check out the flick on September 18th, Megan Fox would like to get serious for a minute with the following Public Service Announcement...


Megan Fox Public Service Announcement - Watch more Funny Videos


Or not!

The theatrical one-sheet poster is at our previous news post HERE! Watch the "red-band" trailer for JENNIFER'S BODY at our previous news post HERE and the "green-band" one HERE! The flick stars Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Kyle Gallner & Lance Henriksen. JENNIFER'S BODY was directed by Karyn Kusama from a script by Diablo Cody (writer of JUNO).

Synopsis: When a gorgeous cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her "plain Jane" best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.


SCREAM QUEENS Season 2 Coming...

Ohhh boy. Because you demanded it! (Because we sure as hell didn't!) There will be a 2nd season for VH1's SCREAM QUEENS. Looks like judge/occasional filmmaker James Gunn (SLITHER, DAWN OF THE DEAD) will be back as one of the judges. The Joke Productions website has the following casting call:


"Are you an actress dreaming of a once in a lifetime shot at a career on the big screen? Do you have what it takes to handle intense, one-on-one mentoring with a major film director? Would you like training from one of the most celebrated acting coaches in Hollywood? In short, are you ready to be a star?

VH1, in association with Lionsgate (the studio behind such horror blockbusters as SAW and HOSTEL) is NOW CASTING beautiful, confident, tenacious, uninhibited actresses who are ready for stardom and will stop at nothing to get it.

Ten lucky women will be chosen to compete in the second season of VH1's SCREAM QUEENS. One will win a breakout role in a theatrically-released Lionsgate horror film.

Last year's winner, Tanedra Howard, recently filmed a star-making turn in SAW VI, which hits big screens this fall. Will you be next?

Whether you are an experienced pro, or new to Hollywood, classically trained, or a born performer, this could be your shot at greatness. If you are 21 or older, and appear to be between the ages of 21 and 30, have a competitive spirit, and are willing to put your talent, and your bigger than life personality on the line for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, then you could be crowned Hollywood's next SCREAM QUEEN.

The casting team will be holding open calls across the country, but location is not a factor for applying. Anyone unable to make the casting sessions can submit a home audition tape via mail, and may be chosen for a SKYPE interview with the casting director.

Just download the application, home tape instructions, and sides. Follow the directions, and you could be on your way to becoming the next SCREAM QUEEN. Please note that even if you attend one of the open calls, we strongly encourage you to submit a home video and application as well. If you have any additional questions, send an email to ScreamQueensCasting@gmail.com.

Open Casting Calls:

Los Angeles: Saturday, August 29th, 2009 TBD
NYC: Saturday September 12th, 2009 TBD

SQ2 CASTING APPLICATION
SQ2 HOME TAPE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
SQ2 AUDITION SCENE

All submissions to be sent to:
Joke Productions, Inc.
Attn: Scream Queens Casting
3330 Cahuenga Blvd West, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90068

More info: http://jokeproductions.com/SQ_2_Casting.html

THE WOLF MAN: LEGACY DVD Delayed Until 2010?!

It appears THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION DVD, the latest as part of their "Universal Legacy Series" has been pushed out of it's original September 15th release slot and will now be released sometime in February/March of 2010 - No doubt to coincide with the theatrical release of the new WOLFMAN remake, currently set for a February 12th, 2010 release date. Regardless, below is the cover and DVD specs. We'll just have to wait a little bit longer before we get our paws on 'em!



- Commentary by film historian Tom Weaver
* Featurettes:
- The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth,
- Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr,
- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce,
- Monsters by Moonlight
- The Wolf Man Archives
- Universal Horror documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh

The original 1941 version of THE WOLF MAN was directed by George Waggner from a script by Curt Siodmak and starred screen legend Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Jesse Arnold, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patrick Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, J.M. Kerrigan, Fay Helm and Forrester Harvey.

How 'Bout One More Poster For SORORITY ROW?!

Looks like the last poster we saw for SORORITY ROW turned out not to be the "final" theatrical one-sheet as originally told to us. Since then, we've seen a new international poster, and now the Facebook page for SORORITY ROW has unveiled one more poster, pictured below:



Speaking of the Facebook, you can check out a slew of character confessional videos on there. Check it out HERE.

Also make sure to watch the latest TV Spot at at previous post HERE. See the trailer & 1st poster at THIS post! The international poster HERE and the final theatrical one-sheet poster HERE!

An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version is set to open in theaters on September 11th. Stewart Hendler directed from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger and it stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher.

POLTERGEIST Remake Coming November 24th, 2010?!

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that MGM's long-talked about remake of Tobe Hooper's classic POLTERGEIST is still in the future for the studio and that they've even locked down November 24th, 2010 as the release date. Last we heard, Vadim Perelman (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG) was directing from a script by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. We reported on a script review in our previous news post HERE, but apparently that was for an early draft of the movie. No cast or shooting start dates have been announced yet but we'll keep you posted!

The original POLTERGEIST was of course directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg. It spawned 2 sequels.


AMERICA'S BAD KIDS - THE RETURN OF GWAR: THE LUST IN SPACE SPECIAL!

AMERICA'S BAD KIDS is back! With a brand new episode! This time, host John Torrani reunites with heavy metal band GWAR! Now, be warned. This is probably among one of the most controversial episodes of BAD KIDS. It contains "adult" language. It's in terribly bad taste! But would you expect anything less from GWAR?!? Watch below at your own risk!




Get more BAD KIDS at: www.americasbadkids.com. You can also find more episodes at the official My Space page: www.myspace.com/americasbadkidstv.

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE ONE: HYAENA GALLERY HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE TWO: LLOYD KAUFMAN OF TROMA HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE THREE: RAVEN RILEY HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FOUR: MY EXPLOITATION BREAKFAST HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FIVE: GUNN PLAY W/ JAMES GUNN HERE!


WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE SIX: CANNIBAL THE MUSICAL LIVE HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE SEVEN: ITALIAN BAD KID RUGGERO DEODATO HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE EIGHT: JIM VAN BEBBER HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE NINE: COTTONMOUTH.TV HALLOWEEN SPECIAL HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE TEN: GWAR HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE ELEVEN: HYAENA ARTISTS EVIL PAUL, CLINT CARNEY, CHUCK HODI & THE BIG TASTY HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE'S TWELVE & THIRTEEN: ERIC POWELL & BEN TEMPLESMITH HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FOURTEEN: MICHALE GRAVES HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE FIFTEEN: HORROR ARTIST BBQ WITH D.W. FRYDENDALL HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS EPISODE SIXTEEN: HORROR ROCK BAND CALABRESE HERE!

WATCH AMERICA'S BAD KIDS: DON EDMONDS TRIBUTE WITH SID HAIG HERE!


August 11, 2009

GRACE Street-Team Takes NY! In Theaters This Friday August 14th!

You've got to love the great independent spirit of a local street team! This Friday, August 14th, GRACE (a film near and dear to the hearts of the whole ICONS crew) will open in theaters in both NY and LA. And with little in advertising, friends and fans of the film have formed street-teams on both coasts to help get the word out! Check out these pics below from the NY street team!










Written & directed by Paul Solet, starring Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER, DEATH PROOF), Gabrielle Rose, Malcolm Stewart, Samantha Ferris, Stephen Park & Serge Houde, & produced by Adam Green (HATCHET, SPIRAL) & Cory Neal from Ariescope with Anchor Bay Entertainment, you can purchase GRACE tickets at the following links:

LOS ANGELES, Sunset 5
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=08142009&thid=2

NY, Village East
http://www.fandango.com/grace_124413/movietimes


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DEXTER Season 4 Teaser Trailer - "Under Pressure"!

Showtime has just posted yet another promotional teaser trailer for the upcoming 4th Season of DEXTER! This one set to the famous Queen/David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure". Check it out for yourself below! New season begins September 27th!



See several videos from the panel at our previous news post HERE! See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE! And the trailer for DEXTER: EARLY CUTS, the animated webseries HERE.

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from Comic-Con HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.


All New TV Spots For THE FINAL DESTINATION!

With the 4th film in THE FINAL DESTINATION franchise a mere few weeks from release, a whole slew of TV spots are starting to appear both on television and on-line! Below are a few of the latest!







See more gruesome pics of victims from THE FINAL DESTINATION right HERE! Visit the official website at http://www.thefinaldestinationmovie.com. THE FINAL DESTINATION hits theaters on August 28st, 2009 and stars Nick Zano, Krista Allen (FEAST), Andy Fiscella, Shantel Van Santen, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Justin Welborn (THE SIGNAL), Mykelti Williamson & Richard T. Jones. David Ellis, the director of FINAL DESTINATION 2 returns behind the camera for FINAL DESTINATION 4. Eric Bress wrote the script. See the trailer right HERE!

HALLOWEEN 2 TV Spot - "Final Destiny"!

With literally only a few short weeks away, yet another TV Spot for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II has made it's way on-line. The 4th spot titled "Final Destiny" is embedded below!



Check out an ICONS exclusive picture of Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN 2 HERE! 3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE. Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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New SORORITY ROW TV Spot!

The first TV spot for SORORITY ROW has debuted on-line via the official Facebook page and is also embedded below! An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version is set to open in theaters on September 11th. Stewart Hendler directed from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger and it stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher.



See the trailer & 1st poster at THIS post! The international poster HERE and the final theatrical one-sheet poster HERE!


Adam Sandler Produced Horror Film THE SHORTCUT Coming To DVD September 29th!

FROM SCARY MADISON PRODUCTIONS AND ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT COMES AN UNFORGETTABLE SUSPENSE THRILLER 'THE SHORTCUT', Premiering on DVD September 29th.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Scary Madison Productions, a new division of the wildly successful Happy Madison Productions, has joined forces with Anchor Bay Entertainment, the undisputed leader in cult and horror titles, to bring you THE SHORTCUT, a terrifying tale of teenage terror, making its DVD debut on September 29, 2009. SRP is $26.97.

Rated a family-friendly PG-13, The Shortcut includes such hot, up-and-coming young talent as Emmy Award® nominee Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story, High School Musical: The Concert, Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Shannon Woodward (The Haunting of Molly Hartley, “The Riches”), Josh Emerson (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Katrina Bowden (Sex Drive, the Emmy Award®-winning “30 Rock”), Dave Franco (“Greek,” “Privileged,” brother of Golden Globe Award® winner James Franco) and Nicholas Elia (Speed Racer, White Noise, “Masters of Horror: ‘Sounds Like’”), alongside such popular veterans as Raymond J. Barry (the Academy Award®-winning Born on the Fourth of July, Training Day and Dead Man Walking) and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee William B. Davis (the eponymous Cigarette-Smoking Man from “The X-Files”).

A shortcut through the woods saved a lot of time getting to school, but no kid growing up in a suburban neighborhood dared to take it. The trail ran within sight of a scary house with an eerie old man who would accost its travelers with an ominous warning: Stay away! Now, decades later a group of teens are determined to find out the truth about the old man – and his dark secrets – when they learn that the urban legend may be all too real.

But when they uncover the truth, will they wish they hadn’t? And will they survive to tell the tale? When it comes to terror, take The Shortcut. Just be sure to expect a few sleepless nights afterward!

THE SHORTCUT is directed by Nicholaus Goossen (Grandma’s Boy) and written by Dan Hannon & Scott Sandler.

About Scary Madison Productions: Scary Madison Productions was formed to create the low-budget thriller The Shortcut, designed to entertain both tweens and teens.


August 09, 2009

NEW HYAENA BLOG: "How Much Is That BARKER In The Window?"

Hyaena Gallery owner Bill Shafer is back with a new blog entry into the ICONS OF FRIGHT exclusive column "Art Massacre"! Were you at this past April's LA FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS convention? Well, this entry is about Hyaena's first ever gallery showing live from the convention. Check out his 3rd blog entry "How Much Is That Barker In The Window?" by clicking HERE or the image below!



Also, check out post 2, "Mark Ryden Is Not A God" by clicking HERE or clicking the image below!



Make sure to check out the first entry in the Hyaena Art Massacre blog by clicking HERE or the image below:



You can check out our recent video segment from Hyaena Gallery right HERE!

This video is available in high quality on our special iTunes page for FREE download on your iPhone or iPod at THIS LINK.

Other Hyaena goodies can be found at previous episodes of AMERICA'S BAD KIDS. Click HERE for the pilot episode at Hyaena, and HERE for the latest 4 part episode featuring Hyaena alumni artists Evil Paul, Clint Carney, Chuck Hodi and The Big Tasty!

Be sure to visit Hyaena Gallery at: www.hyaenagallery.com

VIDEO GAME PREVIEW: CURSED MOUNTAIN!

Cursed Mountain


Tight corridors. The living dead brought about by unethical scientific experiment. Confusion about where you are, where you've been, and where you're going. Counting yourself lucky if the night is bright enough to produce any shadows at all. You, curled up, near fetal, in front of the glow of your television, gamepad gripped with all your might, sweating over what might be around the next corner. This is survival horror, right? Developer Deep Silver Vienna thinks otherwise. See, they think that by avoiding all of these conventions they can scare you better. And I think that maybe they're right.


The pitch for their upcoming Wii game Cursed Mountain is simple: Eric Simmons goes searching for his missing brother in a quest that will take him 27,000 feet up the Himalayas, and deep into the Bardo, the realm between Earth and Nirvana in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Along the way he'll face ghosts, demons, and creatures all taken from or inspired by actual folklore from that region, defeating them with his trusty pick axe, some blessed artifacts, and the ability to send weakened spirits on to their next lives. The games developers harp on the fact that the material that inspired this game is all believable - necessarily so, because after all, there is an entire culture that believes it. During the demonstration, Deep Silver's Martin Flipp kept harping on words like "True" and "Authentic." He says that "stories a player can believe are more effective." And while you couldn't get a skeptic like me to buy the supernatural elements of the game's story, I certainly appreciate the decision to to root the game's horror in something other than science-gone-wrong melodrama.


Deep Silver shows great respect for Cursed Mountain's "source material," but they also show deep knowledge. The game is filled with references to - and explicit operation of - the rituals center to the beliefs of certain sects of Buddhism and traditional Tibetan folklore. Narrative beats are all often made with (or without, for worse) a major spiritual activity. Prayers before climbing bless the journey; burning incense at shrines recover energy; a reference to a tantric ritual ("Buddhism has sex rituals, that's a fact!" says Flipp); Even the reason for the lack of traditional survival horror zombies is due to religious ritual (In Tibet, monks perform "sky burials," an act that involves slicing into a corpse and leaving it to be eaten by birds of prey, putting the soulless bodies of the dead back into the circle of life.)


The most important way that ritual appears in Cursed Mountain is in its gameplay. Besides pick axe swings, bullets of spiritual energy, and a psychic lasso (yes), Eric Simmons has a major weapon against the enemies he'll face: prayer gestures. After weakening an enemy with your other tools (or snaring them with a special weapon) you can perform a series of gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuck to dispel them forever, and regain a bit of health in the process. Outside of these gestures, and the ability to aim your psychic blasts while fighting ghosts in the bardo, all of the combat is done through button presses. it is intentional, paced similarly to the Wii release of Resident Evil 4 - which is a good thing.


While it's easy to dismiss the prayer gesture gameplay as standard waggle-fest Wii design, Flipp was vocal in the defense of its inclusion, and brought two points to bear. First, Cursed Mountain has been in development since the Devs first got their hands on the Wii hardware years ago, and the gestures were the feature that the game was designed around. Second, and more interesting, is that the gestures force the players to handle playing the game in a way they're unsuited to. Flipp describes the average survival horror play experience in terms similar to the ones I used in my intro. He paints a picture of players leaned over on their couches, clenched up and tight, cowering and covering their bodies protectively, out of instinct. "Studies with people we brought in from the street show that the prayer gesture combat forces players to open up their stance, and that when they do that they are taken into the game experience more." In short, waggling means it's easier to be scared. (My studies show that flailing your arms about results in hilarity, but what do I know.)


The fact is that the desire to break standard horror game paradigms has led Deep Silver to make a handful of really interesting design decisions. Unlike labyrinthine settings like Resident Evil's multi-leveled mansion or the open city of Silent Hill, Cursed Mountain's environments are decidedly linear. Your goal is at the top of the mountain after all, so, what do you do? "Go up," says Flipp. "The player will always know they are headed in the right direction." This is supported by an aesthetic decision to keep most of the game's world visible at all times during your ascent. While you'll be going into monasteries and hillside farming villages, you will always have the peak of the mountain ahead of you and the safety of the city where you began at your back. This replaces claustrophobia with agoraphobia and vertigo, and is an effective way to mix up the formula.



Not everything in the title is without precedent, though. Flipp had some other words he kept coming back to: Cinematic, traditional, conservative. Cursed Mountain knows its roots. The game is set in the late 1980s, so that the protagonist goes without modern technology and convenience, and the structure of the title seems to be from the late 80s too. Each level is a level, in the classic sense, and has a boss fight at the end. Some bosses will come back later - shades of classic beat 'em ups here - and each will be based around a distinguishable pattern. The story draws just as much on filmic convention as it does rural folklore, and the game's cutscenes parallel the game's plot in their speed and technique - the closer to climax, the more cuts there will be. Even the true antagonist of the game reeks of the late 80s, but I'd rather not give more away.


Flipp says that the 236 member team that developed the game had no ulterior motive in these design decisions: they just wanted to make a good game. But as Carl Jung says, "one can paint very complicated pictures without having the least idea of their real meaning." The intentions of the author/creator are not always comprehensive. Sometimes there is value that the artist simply never considered. I think that despite their pedestrian aspirations, Deep Silver has struck something that every Wii developer wishes they could: A gateway drug. By building on cinematic horror conventions, traditional game design (remember, as Wii gamers some of these players may have last touched a video game in the late 80s), and an adequate control scheme Deep Silver could be contributing to the birth of "re-gamers," who will love the familiarity and low bar of entry, and maybe end up thirsty for more. Let's just hope that the ghouls and ghosts of the Himalayas don't scare them off first.

Austin Walker
US / Canada Editor
One Last Continue
www.OneLastContinue.com
www.twitter.com/austin_walker


Hip-Bonz Launches Official HALLOWEEN Apparel!

Looking for official Michael Myers apparel and merchandise? Trancas International Films has teamed up with Hip-Bonz to bring you just that. Check out the press release below! And visit: http://www.hip-bonz.com to do a little shopping.

Hip-Bonz Inc, is proud to announce the "Coolest", "Sickest" and "Hippest" line of Apparel and Merchandise this side of the internet! "Our goal is to provide our consumer with the highest quality merchandise we can while at the same time keeping it affordable for everyone to own. We want a brand that you can wear to a club or an event as well as in the comfort of your own home. Something everyone will like. We're not trying to re-invent the wheel, we're just trying to make it look better!

"We are very excited to be working with Hip-Bonz and look forward to seeing what they can do with not only our license but their own line of apparel. So far it looks great!"

- Malek Akkad, Trancas International Films

In addition to the being an Officially Licensed Vendor for Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures' Halloween Apparel and Merchandise line, Hip-Bonz will feature original designed T-Shirts, Hoodies, Caps, Posters, and Jewelry from established artists as Jeff Zornow, Peter Fielding and up & coming artists such as Jenny Birdsong to name a few. We are also very excited to be working with "Nicolina Royale" to bring her successful line of very hip "Hollywood" style apparel and jewelry (that many "A" listers are already wearing) to our customers.

At Hip-Bonz we have a lot in store for the future so stick around... We’re just getting started!!!

"We want you wearing our brand not because you have to, but because you want to!"

The Hip-Bonz' connected to you!

http://www.hip-bonz.com


August 08, 2009

CHICAGO - See TRICK 'R TREAT With Director Michael Dougherty At TERROR IN THE AISLES 2!

HEY EVERYONE!

If you live anywhere near the Chicago area, I've got some awesome news-- Michael Dougherty, writer/director of "Trick 'r Treat," WILL BE APPEARING IN PERSON NEXT WEEKEND AT TERROR IN THE AISLES 2 on August 15th! Also added to the bill is Dougherty's short film "Season's Greetings," the short that led him to develop "Trick 'r Treat!"

Just to recap now, the lineup for Terror in the Aisles 2 is:

THE EVIL DEAD
with Tom Sullivan in person-- and his traveling Evil Dead Museum!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE (original 1981 uncut version!)
with director George Mihalka in person!

TRICK 'R TREAT
with writer/director Michael Dougherty in person!

PLUS

SEASON'S GREETINGS - The short that inspired "Trick 'r Treat!"
GAY BY DAWN - The cult classic!
HELLCAT AND TALA - Chicago premiere!

AND - BLUE MATERIAL - A VERY SEXY SIDESHOW!!!

On 8/15. Tickets are $12 (CHEAP!) from Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/74045

Event will be held at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

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New SAW VI Blood Drive Posters!

Just like last year, the SAW camp always debuted a special "Give 'Til It Hurts" blood drive poster for their SAW franchise. Yahoo just unveiled the latest 2 for this October's SAW VI. Check 'em below along with the press release:



Every year, Lionsgate gets the blood pumping for its new SAW film with the SAW “Give ‘Til It Hurts” blood drive, benefiting the Red Cross. As part of that tradition, the studio produces an ad campaign starring the SAW nurse, a sexy sister of dubious mercy who wants your blood. This year’s ad campaign was created by Ignition Print and was photographed by Co-President of Marketing Tim Palen....and it's the wildest yet with the SAW nurse sporting a uniform you won’t see at just any old doctor’s office. That’s because it’s designed by the downtown NY fashion darlings The Blonds, the corset kings who have outfitted the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

Corset by The Blonds ( http://bit.ly/IPYtK )
Photos by Tim Palen ( http://bit.ly/15kjuy )

Don't forget to check out the first teaser trailer for SAW VI right HERE, the theatrical one-sheet poster HERE and the awesome "motion" poster at our previous news post HERE!

SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. We'll keep you posted when the trailer drops!

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

August 07, 2009

TRUE BLOOD Star First To Join Cast Of MOTHER'S DAY Remake!

Deborah Ann Woll who portrays Jessica on TRUE BLOOD is the first official cast member that's been announced for Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of MOTHER'S DAY according to The Hollywood Reporter. Twisted Pictures, the Genre Co., Rat Entertainment and LightTower Entertainment are producing the redux of the 1980 Troma cult classic original which was helmed by Charlie Kaufman.

THR says, "The original "Mother's Day" revolved around three female friends who, while camping, run afoul of two brothers who engage in murder and rape to impress their deranged mother. The remake sees the villainous family, slightly expanded to include a daughter (Woll), return to the house where they grew up and terrorize the new owners and their guests."

While I'm not sure MOTHER'S DAY really requires a remake, nor do I understand why Bousman would follow up REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA with this particular film, Woll has become my biggest crush on TRUE BLOOD. (Particualrly love her performance in Season 2) More when we hear it!


August 06, 2009

LATEST ICONS DVD REVIEWS! AUGUST 2009!

Our resident DVD reviewer Phil Fasso is back with a handful of reviews for you faithful FRIGHT readers! You can check out reviews for HELLRAISER: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, THE LAST HORROR FILM, THE PROWLER, DEVIL DOG: HOUND OF HELL, RED MIST, ZOMBIE DEATH HOUSE & ZOLTAN: HOUND OF DRACULA. Danny Price took a gander at MURDER LOVES KILLERS TOO. You can click on the cover boxes below to read them!


















IMAGO Starts Shooting! Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Pic!

IMAGO is about a young woman investigating the disappearance of her brother. Inside his seemingly-normal apartment, she finds the past, present, and future colliding within an alternate dimension - and with reality slowly transforming into a seething Lovecraftian nightmare, she only has so much time to solve the mystery of what has happened in this dark place and somehow escape with her life.

The film stars Natalie Jones (Walking Distance), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and 5), Danielle Jones (Sweatshop), Melanie Donihoo (Closet Space), Parrish Randall (The Quick and the Undead), and Debbie Rochon (Nowhere Man). It is directed by newcomer Chris Warren and produced by Mel House's Upstart Filmworks, with a screenplay by Warren and House. It is associate produced by Ted Geoghegan (Barricade) and musician Jonah Matranga.

It is currently filming in Houston, Texas.

The exclusive still below features the remains of someone unlucky enough to venture onto the other side. Also attached is the very first behind-the-scenes still from IMAGO, featuring a bloodied Danielle Jones. It was recently revealed on the film's Facebook's page. The splatter is courtesy of Marcus Koch's Oddtopsy FX.



Paris Hilton Guest Starring On... SUPERNATURAL?!

Stranger things have happened to the Winchester boys... but according to E! Online, Paris Hilton will be making a guest appearance on SUPERNATURAL, Episode 5 of Season 5. (New season starts September 10th, Season 4 hits DVD & Blu-Ray on September 1st!)

I suppose it's no surprise considering Hilton has made genre appearances before in both HOUSE OF WAX and REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA. E! Online says, "Details about Hilton's role are being kept under wraps, but we are advised that freaking out is not necessary. A source close to the show tells us: "The fans should trust [show runner] Eric Kripke." (We've heard the storyline, and when you see it you will die. It's awesome.)"

SUPERNATURAL stars Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki. More when we hear it! Original post HERE!


THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION - UNIVERSAL LEGACY SERIES DVD Out On September 15th!

September 15th seems to be a good day to be a werewolf fan! On top of the Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, Universal Home Entertainment plans on releasing THE WOLF MAN: SPECIAL EDITION DVD, the latest as part of their "Universal Legacy Series". Cover artwork and special features are listed below!



- Commentary by film historian Tom Weaver
* Featurettes:
- The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth,
- Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr,
- He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce,
- Monsters by Moonlight
- The Wolf Man Archives
- Universal Horror documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh

The original 1941 version of THE WOLF MAN was directed by George Waggner from a script by Curt Siodmak and starred screen legend Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Jesse Arnold, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patrick Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, J.M. Kerrigan, Fay Helm and Forrester Harvey.

August 05, 2009

Blu-Ray Cover Art For AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON!

Universal Home Entertainment has revealed the new cover artwork for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, which streets on September 15th. One of the biggest additions to this version will be the feature length documentary BEWARE THE MOON by UK filmmaker (Tall) Paul Davis. While the Blu-Ray hits on Sept. 15th, LA residents can actually catch an awesome double feature of both the doc and the movie the night before on September 14th at the New Beverly Theater. ICONS own Robg will moderate the panal betwene features. Details HERE! Below's the new cover art and specs!



EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray Hi-Def:

• BD-LIVE(TM): Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY HI-DEF and DVD):

• NEW! - Beware the Moon: In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Paul Davis guides us through a never-before-seen, in-depth look at the Making of An American Werewolf in London, with the help of director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker.
• NEW! - I Walked with a Werewolf (in hi-def): Make-up effects artist Rick Baker tells of his life-long love of the Wolfman, how he would go on to create the creature in An American Werewolf in London, and how he was able to pour his passion into the upcoming Wolfman feature.
• Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
• An Interview with John Landis
• Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
• Casting of the Hand
• Outtakes
• Storyboards
• Photograph Montage
• Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

Behind-The-Scenes Pic From Wes Craven's 25/8!

Wes Craven posted a link via his Twitter page directing his followers to his official website WesCraven.com, where you can find some new behind-the-scenes pictures from the set of 25/8, his latest genre feature! Click HERE or the image below to see more!


Craven wrote and directed 25/8, which stars Max Thierot, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, John Magaro, Paulina Olszynski, Raul Esparza, Zena Grey, Trevor St. John, Alexandra Wilson, Jeremy Chu & Frank Grillo.

In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.

Adam "Bug" Heller (Max Thierot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that’s returned, he must face an evil that won’t rest…until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.

Wes Craven's 25/8 is scheduled for release later this year. More when we hear it!

 

ZOMBIELAND Red-Band Trailer!

My Space has unleashed the killer red-band trailer for ZOMBIELAND, which... judging from the amount of F bombs dropped has earned it's R rating! Have a look for yourself below. (After verifying your age of course.) In theaters October 9th!




Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, ZOMBIELAND stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone & Abigail Breslin. Check out the trailer and some pics at our previous news post HERE.

Synopsis: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

ICONS EXCLUSIVE: Unaired FEAR ITSELF Episodes Debuting On FearNET This September!

FEAR ITSELF, the unofficial 3rd season of MASTERS OF HORROR is finally coming to DVD on September 15th courtesy of Lionsgate. And with the boxed sets release, we'll finally get to see 5 episodes that were never aired during the show's initial run on NBC. Well, we just got the exclusive word that you'll get a chance to see those 5 episodes even earlier now.

FearNET will be debuting all 5 unreleased FEAR ITSELF episodes starting September 2nd and leading up to leading up to the release of the DVD set. Below we've got the complete schedule for FearNET's broadcast of those episodes. Check it out!


From Showtime’s Masters of Horror producers Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris comes a horror anthology series like no other. Fear Itself is a provocative series set to push the boundaries of this classic genre through a host of award-winning, provocative talent, both in front of and behind the camera. In September, FEARnet exclusively airs (5) never-before-seen episodes.

SPIRIT BOX
– Director: Rob Schmidt
– Stars: Anna Kendrick, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Martin Donovan, Mark Pellegrino
– Premieres 9/2
– Ends 9/16

The Spirit Box” is directed by Rob Schmidt (“Masters of Horror,” “Wrong Turn”) and written by Joe Gangemi (“Wind Chill,” the novel “Inamorata”). When two suburban high school girls, played by Anna Kendrick (“Rocket Science”) and Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Kaya”), try to contact a dead classmate via a board game, they receive an unexpected message from beyond the grave. The dead girl, thought to be a teen suicide, was actually killed by a teacher with whom she’d been having an affair and now wants their help in avenging her murder. Martin Donovan (“The Dead Zone,” “Weeds”) and Mark Pellegrino (“Dexter,” “K-Ville”) also star.

ECHOES
– Director: Rupert Wainwright
– Stars: Aaron Stanford, Eric Balfour, Camille Guaty
– Premieres 9/3
– Ends 9/16

Echoes” is directed by Rupert Wainwright (“The Fog,” “Stigmata”), and is written by Sean Hood (“The Crow: Wicked Prayer,” “Halloween: Resurrection”). Steven (Aaron Stanford, “The Hills Have Eyes”), an affable, good-natured young man, moves into an apartment where he believes he once lived -- 88 years ago in a past life. But as memories appear to him like ghosts, he begins to believe that in this previous life he was a sadistic murderer – or is he just imagining things? Eric Balfour (“24,” “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”) and Camille Guaty (“Prison Break,” “Las Vegas”) also star.

THE CIRCLE
– Director: Eduardo Rodriguez
– Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Ashley Scott, Victoria Pratt
– Premieres 9/4
– Ends 9/16

The Circle” is written by Cemetery Dance Magazine publisher and editor Richard Chizmar (“From a Buick 8”) & actor Johnathon Schaech (“Masters of Horror,” “That Thing You Do!”), based on the short story of the same title written by Lewis Shiner, with Eduardo Rodriguez (“Curandero,” “Daughter”) directing. A group of people meet every Halloween to tell horror stories and suddenly discover they’re living one. Starring Johnathon Schaech (“Prom Night,” “Angels Fall”), Ashley Scott (“Jericho”), Melanie Nicholls-King (“The Wire”) and Eric Keenleyside (“Traveler”).

SOMETHING WITH BITE
– Director: Ernest Dickerson
– Stars: Wendell Pierce, Paula Jai Parker
– Premieres 9/5
– Ends 9/16

Something With Bite” THINGS GET HAIRY WHEN A VETERINARIAN GETS BITTEN BY A STRANGE ANIMAL – DIRECTED BY ERNEST DICKERSON (NBC’S “HEROES”) – WRITTEN BY MAX LANDIS (“MASTERS OF HORROR”) -- "Something With Bite," directed by Ernest Dickerson (NBC’s "Heroes"), is a reinvention of the classic werewolf story from writer Max Landis ("Masters of Horror"), the son of John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London"). When a veterinarian (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire”) is bitten by a large, strange animal brought into his clinic, he begins to see the world and his stale life differently. Paula Jai Parker (“Side Order of Life,” “The Proud Family”), Meshach Peters (“Eureka”), Kailin See (“The Assassination of Jesse James”) and George Buza (“Diary of the Dead”) also star.

CHANCE
– Director: John Dahl
– Stars: Ethan Embry, VondieCurtis Hall, Christine Chatelain
– Premieres 9/6
– Ends 9/16

"Chance" is directed by John Dahl (“You Kill Me,” “The Last Seduction”), and is written by Lem Dobbs (“The Score”) and Rick Dahl (“Red Rock West”). In the vein of such classic doppelganger stories as “Jekyll & Hyde” and Poe's “William Wilson,” the episode explores a dreadful, classic battle that ensues when a man, played by Ethan Embry (“Brotherhood,” “Sweet Home Alabama”), is confronted by his evil self. Also starring are Christine Chatelain (“Smallville”) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (“ER,” “Soul Food”).


Larry Fessenden Tapped To Direct THE ORPHANAGE!

Yes, like most of you, I'm always skeptical when it comes to remakes, especially those based on incredible foreign films that just came out. However, Hollywood is relentless and is GOING to keep making them whether we like it or not. So when a filmmaker I really like gets attached to a film that seems custom tailored to their sensibilities, I breath a sigh of relief knowing that it's in good hands. In this case, it's the American remake of the fantastic Spanish flick THE ORPHANAGE. (Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona) The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Larry Fessenden will be directing the new version from a script he co-wrote with Guillermo Del Toro.



The article says, "The 2007 pic was directed by del Toro protege Juan Antonio Bayona and centered on a woman who, upon returning to the orphanage where she grew up, discovers that her son's imaginary friend is the same person who terrorized her when she was a child.

Fessenden's selection signals the out-of-the-box approach that del Toro and the studio are taking on the remake. They are eschewing another Spanish director to fill Bayona's shoes, and they are not putting the project in the hands of a commercial/music video helmer.

Rather, Fessenden, repped by WME and Renee Tab at Artist Talent Management, is a filmmaker who has worked in the low-budget horror world for some time, making such movies as "Wendigo" and "The Last Winter" while appearing in pics like "I See the Dead."

Del Toro and Fessenden know each other from the horror circuit, with del Toro's admiration of the triple-hyphenate's work leading him to handpick him for the directing gig; del Toro saw in him a filmmaker who understood the conventions of the horror genre and could execute a movie that would be as scary and disturbing as the original but in an American context."

Casting is currently underway. But with Fessenden and Del Toro, THE ORPHANAGE is in good & able hands.

Click the frame below to read our now classic interview with LARRY FESSENDEN from last year, which is still among one of our all time favorites!



More when we hear it!

First Trailer To Peter Jackson's THE LOVELY BONES!

Apple has released the first theatrical trailer for the latest film by Peter Jackson, THE LOVELY BONES. The official website is also up and running & gives you the option to share the trailer via Facebook & Twitter. (No My Space?!) Check it out at the Apple site HERE or at the official site HERE!  (Or embedded below!)



Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, the film centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan. It opens in theaters December 11th.


Jodelle Ferland Joins THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE!

Yep. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON isn't even out yet, but in a few short days, the third chapter in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE begins shooting with director David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) at the helm. Bryce Dallas Howard was recently announced for the cast, and now Variety reports that young actress Jodelle Ferland has been cast as "a recently turned vampire". (Theories anyone?) She's already earned quite a list of genre credits which include SILENT HILL, THE MESSENGERS, SEED, THEY, an episode of SUPERNATURAL, BLOODRAYNE 2, CASE 39 & THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.



In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio’s TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically in North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Meanwhile, the 2nd TWILIGHT movie, NEW MOON stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz & Anna Kendrick. Chris Weitz directs. And it hits theaters November 20th, 2009. See the trailer HERE!

EDGES OF DARKNESS DVD Artwork! Out September 22nd!

Actor Lee Perkins wrote in to share with us the front & back cover DVD artwork for his latest flick EDGES OF DARKNESS. Written & directed by Blaine Cade & Jason Horton, EDGES OF DARKNESS tells the tales of three groups of survivors held up in an apartment complex during a zombie apocalypse. (Check out the teaser trailer HERE!)

With their food supply dwindling, a vampire couple kidnaps a young girl. They intend to bleed her slowly to survive. Of course things don't go exactly has planned. Dean, an obsessed horror writer is hold up with his neglected wife, Dana. Dean keeps his sanity by burying himself in his writing. He installs a new processor to run his computer on their limited generator power, but soon finds out there's a high price to pay. Heather, a survival nut, rescues a young mother and her son from a horde of zombies. She takes them back to the complex. However, she soon discovers the mother and son are on the run from a group of renegade priests hell bent on destroying the boy.

The movie stars Annemarie Pazmino, Shamika Ann Franklin, Alonzo F. Jones, Michelle Rose, Kelly Murray, Jay Costelo, Alisha Gaddis, Robert Kitchen, Michael Miraula, Jaimie Beebe & Lee Perkins. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases it on September 22nd!



Fruit Chan's DON'T LOOK UP Premiering At Sitges?!

We just got an email informing us that Fruit Chan's English-language remake of Hideo Nakata's DON'T LOOK UP will be making it's debut at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival. The eagerly awaited adaptation stars Henry Thomas (DEAD BIRDS, PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING), Kevin Corrigan (THE LAST WINTER), Daniela Sea, Zelda Williams, David Dayan Fisher, Lothaire Bluteau, Carmen Chaplin, Reshad Strik, and Eli Roth. No more info from the cryptic email, but we did get the following images along with it. More when we hear it!



THIRSTY Debuting At Rhode Island Film Festival In August!

We just got word in that Andrew Kasch's short film THIRSTY (based on the short story by author Joe Knetter) will debut at the Rhode Island Film Festival taking place between August 4th through the 9th. Below are the full details via the press release, along with the new poster!

JOE KNETTER ADAPTATION “THIRSTY” TO PREMIERE AT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL THIS AUGUST.

Los Angeles, CA, July 16, 2009 – The horror-comedy THIRSTY will finally be making its world premiere at the 13th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival which runs August 4-9 in Providence, RI. Based on the short story from cult horror author Joe Knetter (“Zombie Bukkake”), THIRSTY stars Joe Lynch (director of "Wrong Turn 2"), Tiffany Shepis ("Night of the Demons”) and Michael Bailey Smith (“The Hills Have Eyes”) along with several voice cameos from different genre icons and filmmakers. The 15-minute short is directed by Andrew Kasch from a screenplay by David Rosiak (“Ring of Death”).

ABOUT THE FILM: Based on the short story from cult author Joe Knetter, THIRSTY is a horror-comedy that chronicles a slacker on his cross-country drive through a lonely desert highway. As a massive heat wave rolls in, only one thing can quench his monstrous thirst: a delicious frozen beverage. But first he must dodge a series of bizarre obstacles and ultimately survive the night...

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Now in its 13th year, New England 's largest and most prestigious festival — the Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) — will take place August 4-9, 2009. Ranked as a one of the Top 12 Film Festivals in the United States, this world-class event will be held at venues around Providence . It features screenings, filmmaking workshops, meet-and-greet industry events and seminars. Aiming to promote Rhode Island as a filmmaking location and to celebrate the independent filmmaking spirit, RIIFF also hosts a number of high-profile premières and provides a showcase for international features, documentaries, and shorts.



Of course, check out our FRIGHT exclusive interviews with director JOE LYNCH:



And the gorgeous TIFFANY SHEPIS:


August 04, 2009

ICONS EXCLUSIVE: Killer New Image Of Michael Myers In Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2!

Icons Of Fright was just provided with this brand new exclusive killer image of Tyler Mane as Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's upcoming HALLOWEEN II. (In theaters August 28th!) Check it out below! (Click image for higher resolution version!)




3rd TV spot can be viewed HERE. See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE. Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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New DEXTER Season 4 Poster! "World's Most Killer Dad"

Oh Dexter. How we love thee! Are you guys excited for the new season? The Facebook page for Showtime's DEXTER just unveiled the following teaser poster, which just makes me giddy!



See several videos from the panel at our previous news post HERE! See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE! And the trailer for DEXTER: EARLY CUTS, the animated webseries HERE.

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from Comic-Con HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

Official Trailer For FearNET Webseries FEAR CLINIC!

IGN just debuted the first official trailer for FearNET's upcoming webseries FEAR CLINIC, which stars genre vets Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris & Lisa Wilcox. Written by Aaron Drane and directed by Rob Hall (LAID TO REST, LIGHTENING BUG), the series will start airing on FearNET this October! Check out the official trailer below! And the teaser spot at our previous news post HERE!


August 03, 2009

New DVD Artwork For HARDWARE! Out September 29th!

Last month, we got word that HARDWARE, the 1990 horror/sci-fi epic from director Richard Stanley would finally be hitting the DVD format on September 29th in a 2 disc special edition! Severin Films just sent over the official cover art & specs! Check 'em out below!



SEVERIN TO RELEASE ‘HARDWARE’ 9/29 ON TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION DVD & BLU-RAY. “The Best Sci-Fi/Horror Thriller Since ALIEN”, Says Fangoria; Film To Be Restored From Director Richard Stanley’s Own Print

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

* Audio Commentary with Director Richard Stanley
* Exclusive Making-Of Documentary Featuring All-New Interviews with Cast and Crew
* 'Incidents In An Expanding Universe' - Early Super 8 Version of HARDWARE
* 'The Sea of Perdition' - 2006 Richard Stanley Short Film
* 'Rites of Passage' - Early Richard Stanley Short Film
* Richard Stanley on Hardware 2
* Theatrical Trailer
* Deleted, Extended & Behind-the-Scenes Footage

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 28, 2009 – Severin Films today announced the 9/29 release of the 1990 sci-fi/horror cult classic HARDWARE, the infamous feature film debut of music video visionary turned writer/director Richard Stanley (DUST DEVIL). Originally rated X by the MPAA and subsequently edited by distributor Miramax, HARDWARE will be presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever from a print supplied by Stanley himself. In addition, the limited edition two-disc DVD and Blu-ray will include audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and Stanley’s never-before-seen hour-long Super 8 version of the film.

Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice) stars as a post-apocalyptic scavenger who brings home a battered cyborg skull for his metal-sculptor girlfriend. But this steel scrap contains the brain of the M.A.R.K. 13, the military’s most ferocious bio-mechanical combat droid. It is cunning, cruel, and knows how to reassemble itself. Tonight, it is reborn…and no flesh shall be spared. Stacey Travis (GHOST WORLD) co-stars – along with appearances by Iggy Pop, Lemmy of Motörhead and music by Ministry and Public Image Ltd. – in this kick-ass sci-fi thriller that New York Newsday hailed as “thought provoking and disturbing”, and Fangoria still calls “gritty, trippy and frightening…HARDWARE is one of the best horror movies you’ve never seen.”

“They say 'once in every generation a plague shall fall upon you',” says director Richard Stanley, “and so it is that after an absence of almost two decades I am proud to announce the second coming of HARDWARE to American shores in its full, savage, psychedelic, utterly unexpurgated and wholly unrated glory. We have relished working with Severin films and Norman Hill of Subversive Cinema – who oversaw the successful 2008 release of DUST DEVIL – to fully restore, remix and remaster HARDWARE for its first appearance on DVD and to provide the viewing public with an experience unlike anything they have ever seen before. You have been warned!”

“One of the most ferocious sci-fi/horror films of our time is long overdue for rediscovery,” says Carl Daft, co-founder and CEO of Severin Films. “And to now be able to restore HARDWARE to Richard’s original vision is an absolute honor. Furthermore, the scope and breadth of never-before-seen materials being supplied by Richard virtually guarantees that this will be one of the top genre discs of the year. This is what you want, this is what you get.”

Severin Films was formed in 2006 with offices in Los Angeles and London. Their previous releases include THE SINFUL DWARF, recent Goya Award winner Jess Franco’s MACUMBA SEXUAL and BLOODY MOON, Walerian Borowczyk’s IMMORAL WOMEN, the unrated Director’s Cut of GWENDOLINE starring Tawny Kitaen, Oscar® nominee Patrice Leconte’s international hit THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND, and Enzo Castellari’s original action classic INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.

HORROR ART PROFILE: JEFF REBNER!

Here at ICONS, we're always striving to expand upon more then just horror movie news. We want to bring you the latest going on in horror "culture" as well. So we thought it'd be fun to open you faithful readers up to the world of horror art. This week at Hyaena Gallery - "Land Of Nod: artwork by JEFF REBNER".

Jeff Rebner is a veteran illustrator with deep roots in the comic book and horror realms. In the nineties, when the comic industry was in its heyday, Jeff worked with Wildstorm Studios on books like Cybernary and Wetworks for Image Comics. Later, he continued in the industry on titles such as The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics. Throughout the years he has also contributed pin-ups and artwork to various trading card sets and role-playing games.

Known for his imaginative design, distinctive inking style, and his bold coloring, Jeff remains a favorite with his steadily growing fan base. Currently, Jeff resides in Los Angeles where he works in animated television. Most notably you can see his work on the prime time shows, King of the Hill and American Dad.


"Clown"

"Teddy"


"The Four Horseman - War"

"The Four Horseman - Famine"

"The Four Horseman - Death"

"The Four Horseman - Pestilence"

"Aleister Samhain"

"Dead Joker"

"Dead Hulk & Wolverine"

"Zombie Punisher & Deadpool"

From left to right "Zombie Humpty" and "War of the Gargantuas"

"Tattoo Fly"

"Old Man Punk"

"Death Smurf", "Bunny", "The Thing"

Limited edition Jeff Rebner "HEROES AND HORROR" Sketchbook

...Just a taste!


To purchase or get more info on all these above pieces, go to: http://hyaenagallery.com/rebner.html

Another DVD Cover For THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO?!

Just a few days ago, Anchor Bay Entertainment issued a press release with a new updated DVD cover for Rob Zombie's animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. But Zombie himself just posted the "cover" via his My Space blog. So what gives? Which one's the real deal cover? Maybe one's the sleeve and the other's behind the sleeve? Regardless we wanted to share with you Zombie's version of the cover below.


See the full press release along with the other cover HERE.

Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO features the voice talents of Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

August 02, 2009

SPOOKY TV EPISODE 1: THE COLLECTOR!

Our buddy Spooky Dan was also at Thursday night's premiere for THE COLLECTOR and he put together an awesome video highlighting the evening's event, complete with brief chats with all the guests who attended! Check out the video below with Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, Jenny Wade, Adam Green, Madeline Zima, Brian Collins and many more! (Multiple kudos to editor Brian Smith as well for this.)



Make sure you check out our FRIGHT exclusive interview with director Marcus Dunstan and writer Patrick Melton, where we talk all about THE COLLECTOR, SAW VI and SAW VII, FEAST & HELLRAISER. Click HERE or on the image below!


THE COLLECTOR follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family. As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.

The project, produced by Fortress Features’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti and Imaginarium Entertainment Group’s Julie Richardson, stars Josh Stewart (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Criminal Minds), Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights, The Hills Have Eyes 2), Michael Reilly Burke (Lincoln Heights, 24), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, War), Madeline Zima (Californication, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Karley Scott-Collins (Pulse 2, The Class), Robert Wisdom (The Wire, The Forgotten) and Juan Fernandez (The Lost City, A Man Apart).

THE COLLECTOR is NOW PLAYING!

Official website: http://www.thecollector-movie.com

August 01, 2009

3rd TV Spot For HALLOWEEN 2! "Remember The Face"

The Dimension Horror You Tube page has posted yet another TV Spot for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2, making this the third spot for the upcoming sequel. (In theaters August 28th!) Check it out below!



See the 2nd TV Spot at our previous news post HERE. See the latest trailers right HERE as well as the 1st TV Spot right HERE! Behind-the-scenes video can be found right HERE. Make sure to check out the first trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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Richard Kelly's THE BOX Moves To November 6th Release Date!

Quick update. Warner Brothers has pushed Richard Kelly's THE BOX out of it's October 30th release date slot one week forward to November 6th. Based on the Richard Matherson story BUTTON BUTTON, THE BOX stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. Kelly of course was the director behind the cult classic DONNIE DARKO and SOUTHLAND TALES. Check out the trailer at our previous news post HERE!


Another Batch Of HALLOWEEN 2 Behind-The-Scenes Pics!

Rob Zombie posted yet another batch of behind-the-scenes photos from HALLOWEEN 2 via his My Space blog. The movie opens later this month! Check out the latest TV spot HERE and the new images below:





Go to the official website at: http://www.halloween2-movie.com

See the latest trailers right HERE as well as another TV Spot right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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July 31, 2009

THE COLLECTOR: ICONS INTERVIEW!

On July 31st, THE COLLECTOR, the directorial debut of Marcus Dunstan will hit select theaters across the country. And as a genre fan you should take note. This indie flick was written by Dunstan with Patrick Melton, the duo whom have scripted not only the FEAST trilogy, but also SAW IV, SAW V and SAW VI. (They've just been tapped to write SAW VII) We got the chance to chat with them about all of the above, including the humble beginnings of THE COLLECTOR prior to the movie's premiere last night in Hollywood. Read on for our exclusive chat with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton!


Robg.: Where did the story for THE COLLECTOR come chronologically for you guys? Was this something you wrote after FEAST but before SAW IV?

Marcus Dunstan (Director, Writer): This was actually written before FEAST!

Patrick Melton (Writer): This started as a short film – to go way back, when I was in film school, I had to come up with ideas for short scripts for this Kodak endowment thing, where Kodak gave LMU all this money to make a short film and so Marcus and I had written “ROLLED BONES”, which was the first script before FEAST in 1999. And so we brainstormed together and we came up with this short script and it’s called THIEF, what if a thief broke into the house of a serial killer? We wrote the script and it didn’t get made for that thing, but afterwords, we decided let’s make this on our own & Marcus wanted to direct it. It was going to be a 10 minute short, but then we won PROJECT GREENLIGHT. So then it went on hiatus.

Robg.: Well, you guys were busy for a couple of years after that! (Laughs)

Patrick Melton: Right after (the first) SAW came out, everybody wanted that million dollar idea. Like a horror movie that you could make for under a million dollars, and you can make it in a contained location with a high concept. We had this idea and we ended up pitching it in a meeting to these guys who ended up producing this. They bought it in the room, with the agreement that Marcus would direct it. We finished the script, but the problem was the company said they didn’t have enough money so they were going to go halves with another company. Marcus didn’t have an appropriate reel so we couldn’t sell him as a director. So the company gave us $5000 to shoot the trailer to the movie, which would be stylized to show off Marcus as a director. So we did that. All the Gulager’s helped, Jon Gulager shot it. Clu Gulager was in it, Diane Goldner was in it, Tom (Gulager) was in it. It came out really good, and we started taking meetings showing people the trailer along with the script. Bob Weinstein ended up seeing it, watched the trailer, closed the door to his office and said “You’re not leaving this office until I get this movie.” So we sold it to him. A year or so later, we started shooting in Streetport, Louisiana with Marcus directing and we finished it. Edited it for about a year and then they watched it. (Marcus starts laughing) And said, “We love it! But… we don’t have any money.” Because all their money was in HALLOWEEN 2 and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS…

Robg.: (Sarcastically)Those pesky movies that no one’s going to see!

Patrick Melton: Right! So we said, “What if we bought it back?” And they said sure, as long as you give us what we spent for it then sure. Mickey Liddell watched it, really liked it, bought it back and here we are.


Robg.: Now let me ask you - I know very little about the movie beyond the initial premise. And you had this story for a while, but the general misconception is obviously - you guys have done the SAW sequels and THE COLLECTOR has “traps” in it. So, what can you say to genre fans that don’t know anything about the movie? How is this different from what we’ve seen in SAW IV, SAW V or SAW VI?

Marcus Dunstan: The difference between this and a SAW film is we’re coming from a point of a thriller intersecting with a horror movie. SAW has always taken place within the horror realm and has embraced that. Whereas we wanted to take James Caan from THIEF and have him accidentally break into The Tooth Fairy’s house from MANHUNTER. (Both Michael Mann movies, by the way!) Tactics to catch a cat burglar in your home, if you’re not going mano y mano from scene 1, it involved setting up some kind of snare. Perhaps setting up some kind of compromising position for that thief to have to endure. So we kept this as close to the vest and what you can really make from anything already in your home as possible. These things, if they are implements used in the movie, we built them ourselves in the living room. If you see razor blades? I cut my fingers on them for real to make sure they worked. And it’s just based on very intimate fears, things that are around your home, because we didn’t want this to be specific elaborate traps at all. We’re trying to create a villain that is the land equivalent of a shark. If you go into the water, a shark might get you. If you’re on land, you’re on this killer’s territory and everyone’s vulnerable.

Patrick Melton: The big difference too is I think the tone is very different. The SAW movies are wonderful because they almost seem like you’re going into a different world with the heightened reality, while this one, we tried to keep it much more grounded with things that are in your house. Thing that can be put together quickly that aren’t sort of too fantastic.

Robg.: It’s kinda like Nancy at the end of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Rigging the booby traps!

Patrick Melton: (Laughs) That’s so funny you say that.

Marcus Dunstan: I gotta say one thing. You’ve got to stay through the credits on this one, because we’ve rewarded the person that does! A little something extra.

Robg.: In terms of the SAW movies, you guys have both gone on record saying that SAW VI is one of your favorites, and probably the best one you’ve done. It seems you guys went into SAW IV, V and VI with an overall story arc. Now you guys are doing SAW VII. So is it interesting, challenging or different to start from scratch with SAW 7? Or are you continuing some of the threads that appeared in your trilogy?

Marcus Dunstan: A lot of SAW IV and SAW V really hinged on SAW VI coming together. And the way 6 did, it completely recharged our batteries creatively. 6 recharged us and it gave us new ground which we hope to mine more horror from.

Patrick Melton: What we were really trying to do was, we finished 6 and we were done with 6 before we even started thinking about SAW 7 to be honest. 6 ends and we wanted to end that arc from 4, 5 and 6. Those three, 4, 5 and 6 all make sense tying the stuff from the first 3 as well. And it ends! You could leave SAW VI and say ok, I’m done, I’m happy, I’m completely fulfilled. Now, with 7 we’re definitely turning the page a bit. It’s a new chapter. But you’ll see, and we can talk more in depth when you see 6, but you can where it’s going to go, but there is definitely a closure at the end of 6 and with 7, it is the beginning of a new trilogy. It’s the third trilogy for the SAW films.


Robg.: Is there any criteria going into PART 7 either from Twisted or Lionsgate, or are you guys free to go whatever direction you want?

Marcus Dunstan: No, there’s always been a bible and a cannon and an ultimate end game for them, so we have to respect the rules that have been established, and we have to respect the tone. Other then that, it is earned. Earn the audience.

Robg.: You’re both writers, and now Marcus is directing, but you also made a fun little cameo in Adam Green’s Halloween short film THE TIFFANY PROBLEM. Any chance we’ll see you acting in front of the camera again soon?

Marcus Dunstan: (Laughs) Based on my appearance in front of that camera, I think I’m going to have to do a little changin’ before I make any more appearances! (Laughs)



Robg.: I seriously just want to thank you guys for FEAST. That first movie was probably one of my favorite genre pictures since EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN. Just the same kind of energy, so I’m always indebted to you guys for writing FEAST!

Marcus Dunstan: Aw, right on! We didn’t want to let any Gulager’s go untouched in THE COLLECTOR. Diane Goldner’s in it. Jon Gulager helped us with some shooting. Tom Gulager was the 2nd unit director when we were shooting for 24 hours a day! Clu Gulager recorded some beautiful narration for us. So everyone (from the family) is in this one.


Robg.: This is more of a fan to fan inquiry. HELLRAISER is up next to be “rebooted” and there have been several writers brought in and you guys were amongst the bunch to take a crack at it. What was your take on it, and what’s made this new HELLRAISER so difficult to crank?

Marcus Dunstan: The treatment for it was beautiful, and what it did was… it just gave scale to what was only hinted at in the darkness and the shadows of the first entry. We didn’t want to go back and repeat that story if at all possible, because that first story was wonderfully told. So, it wanted to grab darkness and appreciate it much like a PAN’S LABYRINTH would. And Pinhead’s become more then just that ending guy that gives a few lines. He’s become a figure in horror cinema, so we wanted to respect that, and re-announce that and make it bigger. The problem with that first treatment? It was too darned expensive. It just was.

Patrick Melton: Our thing was – everyone knows Pinhead. You show Pinhead, people know exactly who he is, the average person - they may not know exactly which movie it is or they may not have seen a HELLRAISER, but they know him. We were trying to build up his backstory and make him a true supervillain. And so, a lot of the story had to do with fleshing out his backstory, which is revealed more in PART 2. We were combining elements of 1 and 2 and building up Pinhead as a bigger character. Because not only in his past life, but also in the time he’s spent in hell. Giving him an end game, an end goal, and making him much more active as opposed to just torturing people. I don’t know, it was just maybe too much minutia for Dimension. At the end of the day –

Marcus Dunstan: Sometimes when you’re a fan of a movie, you want to put a hell of a lot more in it then necessary. You want to see the dream version of it, when… maybe it needs to be sheer, severe and slick. And that might ultimately be the HELLRAISER that comes out. I don’t know.


Robg.: Besides THE COLLECTOR and SAW 7 obviously, what’s next? Anything you’re excited to tackle?

Marcus Dunstan: Well, I’d love to direct an adaptation of a graphic novel called DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Mike Miller. It’s just a brilliant bad-ass plot and I think it would make one hell of a movie.



THE COLLECTOR is now playing!


3rd Teaser Trailer For [REC] 2!

Below you can check out the third teaser trailer for [REC] 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Spanish sensation [REC] (the basis of last year's QUARANTINE).



Also check out the first teaser HERE and the 2nd one HERE!

The follow-up is once again directed & scripted by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plazo. There's also some cool stuff over on the official Filmax website for [REC] 2. (If you can understand Spanish, of course) Check it: www.rec2lapelicula.com

Read our first look of [REC] by clicking the image below! The original [REC] comes to DVD in the US on July 14th!


SAW VII The Beginning Of A New Trilogy? AND In 3D?!

Last night, at the premiere of THE COLLECTOR, we got to chat with writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and they gave us a few tidbits on why they decided to return for SAW VII.

"A lot of SAW IV and SAW V really hinged on SAW VI coming together," says Dunstan. "And the way 6 did, it completely recharged our batteries creatively. 6 recharged us, and it gave us new ground which we hope to mine more horror from."

Melton adds, "What we were really trying to do was, we finished 6 and we were done with 6 before we even started thinking about SAW 7 to be honest. 6 ends and we wanted to end that arc from 4, 5 and 6. Those three movies, SAW IV, SAW V and SAW VI all make sense tying the stuff from the first 3 as well. And it ends! You could leave SAW VI and say ok, I’m done, I’m happy, I’m completely fulfilled. Now, with 7 we’re definitely turning the page a bit. It’s a new chapter. But you’ll see, and we can talk more in depth when you see SAW VI, but you can see where it’s going to go, but there is definitely a closure at the end of 6 and with 7, it is the beginning of a new trilogy. It’s the third trilogy for the SAW films."

Wow. If successful, the writers intend SAW VII to launch a new trilogy of films for the series.

Also of note, the writing duo confirmed with Shock Till You Drop that the plan is to shoot SAW VII in 3D! The site says this is the reason word on SAW VII came together so quickly (prior to 6's release) was to allow time for the 3D process.

Check back later today for our complete interview with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.


New HALLOWEEN 2 TV Spot! "Evil Never Forgets!"

The Dimension Horror You Tube page has posted a new TV spot for Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2 titled "Evil Never Forgets". Check out your latest taste of Zombie's HALLOWEEN sequel below!



Go to the official website at: http://www.halloween2-movie.com

See the latest trailers right HERE as well as another TV Spot right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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Ridley Scott Returns To ALIEN! Attached To Direct Prequel!

Looks like earlier rumors about Ridley Scott helming the new ALIEN prequel turned out to be true! Variety is reporting that the director of the original ALIEN is in fact attached to direct the new flick.

According to the article: "The studio has hired Jon Spaihts to write the prequel. Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

The deal gives Fox another chance to keep the "Alien" franchise alive. There were three sequels to Scott's original, but it is the first time the director has set his mind on directing one.

Spaihts has become a go-to-guy for space thrillers. After Keanu Reeves became attached to his Warner Bros. sci-fi script "Shadow 19," Reeves hired Spaihts to write the space journey epic "Passengers," which is berthed at Morgan Creek. That script got Spaihts the meeting with Fox and Scott Free, and he won the job with an "Alien" reboot take that the studio and Scott loved.

Fox has separately hired him to rewrite "The Darkest Hour," which Timur Bekmambetov to produce with Tom Jacobson. Spaihts is writing "Children of Mars" for Disney and Scott Rudin, and he will follow by rewriting "St. George and the Dragon" for Sony and Red Wagon."

More when we hear it!


TRUE BLOOD Renewed For 3rd Season!

THRfeed.com is reporting that several HBO shows have been renewed for new seasons, including the vampire drama hit TRUE BLOOD, which will now officially return for a 3rd season. The post says, "The freshly formed Sunday-night lineup has given HBO two consecutive hours of hit programming for the first time in years. "True Blood" in particular has managed to increase its audience with nearly every episode, giving the network its most-watched show since "The Sopranos.""


You can check out a trailer for the remainder of Season 2 at our previous news post HERE!

TRUE BLOOD stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgård and is created by and executive produced by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; co-executive producer, Brian Buckner; supervising producer, Nancy Oliver; produced by Carol Dunn Trussell; producer, Alexander Woo; co-producer, Raelle Tucker.

New Cover Art For Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO!

We've just received updated DVD cover artwork for Rob Zombie's THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO. So we're going to display it below and re-run the original press release so you've got the full scoop on the movie & disc!



UNDEAD NAZIS, HORNY ROBOTS AND STRIPPERS GET ANIMATED ON DVD! Rob Zombie Presents THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, Hitting the Mat on DVD and Blu-ray™ September 22, 2009

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, the first full-length animated feature from Director/Writer Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects and 2009’s Halloween), on DVD and Blu-ray™ on September 22, 2009. A longtime pet project of Zombie (he based it on his comic book), THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, is an ultra-hip, wickedly funny fantasy that’s a colorful blend of Fritz the Cat, “Scooby-Doo,” “Ren and Stimpy,” and Santo wrestling flicks. El Superbeasto is “Adults Only” animation available on DVD for an SRP of $19.97 and Blu-ray™ for $34.98.

THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO is the twisted tale of El Superbeasto (voiced by Tom Papa), a former world class masked wrestler with super human strength, who now finds himself in the very ordinary capacity as producer/director/star of BeastoWorld Enterprises. But when he can, Beasto spends time fighting evil along with his with his super-sexy sister, Suzi X (Sheri Moon Zombie), in the spooky Monsterland. Our hefty hero faces his biggest battle when he struggles to stop the unholy marriage of foul-mouthed stripper Velvet Von Black (Rosario Dawson) and the diabolical Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti). Will all hell break loose or will our man save the day? The answer can only be found in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, a depraved adventure with filthy comedy, ultra-violence, and some bad-ass theme songs!

Along with the distinct voice work of Dawson, Giamatti, Moon Zombie, and Papa, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto also features many other instantly recognizable performers including Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Daniel Roebuck, Harland Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Rob Paulsen, Tura Satana, and Danny Trejo.

With Rob Zombie, a cast of fan favorites, and original songs by Hard ‘n Phirm; The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a trash culture wild ride that’s a soon-to-be cult classic.

FEAR CLINIC Teaser Trailer!

FearNET has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming webseries FEAR CLINIC, which stars genre vets Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris & Lisa Wilcox. Written by Aaron Drane and directed by Rob Hall (LAID TO REST, LIGHTENING BUG), the series will start airing on FearNET this October! Check out the teaser below!


Another Clip From Chan-wook Park's THIRST!

We've been provided with yet another clip from Chan-Wook Park's latest THIRST which opens in select theaters today! (Full listings, check: http://filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/thirst/theatres) Check out the clip entitled "Shoes" below, as well as another clip at our previous news post HERE!



You can check out the official trailer at our previous post HERE.

 


THIRST is slated to release in select theaters July 31st.

THIRST official site: www.thirstmovie.com


Synopsis: A priest becomes a vampire…another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea , Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival.

Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.

Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

New Laurie Strode Pic From HALLOWEEN 2!

With less then a month to go until the release of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2, the musician/filmmaker unveiled one more pic of a bloodied Laurie Strode via his My Space page. (It's actually a huge spoiler if you choose to save it and see the title of the jpg. You have been warned!) You can check that out below, along with 2 more exclusive pics, one on Shock Till You Drop's site, the other on Dread Central.



Go to the official website at: http://www.halloween2-movie.com

See the latest trailers right HERE as well as a new TV Spot right HERE! See the latest behind-the-scenes video right HERE. Make sure to check out the trailer to HALLOWEEN 2 right HERE. Latest theatrical one-sheet poster right HERE! New pic of the pumpkin "dream" sequence character HERE! New pic of Sheriff Brackett right HERE! New pic of Loomis and a new poster can be seen right HERE! Check out the 2 latest images of Michael Myers right HERE! Watch another video clip from our last post HERE! Don't forget to read our brand new FRIGHT exclusive interview with ROB ZOMBIE by clicking the frame below!



Rob Zombie returns to write and direct HALLOWEEN 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck, Chase Wright Vanek, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. HALLOWEEN II hits theaters this August 28th!

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July 30, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con POSTER Round-Up!

Before we wrap up on this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, we figured we'd share with you a handful of horror related posters that were on display at the show. Check out official posters for Full Moon's PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL & DEMONIC TOYS 2, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, TRICK 'R TREAT, SORORITY ROW, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, DEXTER, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO & STAN HELSING. Check 'em out below! Special thanks to Brian Smith.
















French Poster For THE FINAL DESTINATION!

The 3D extended trailer/presentation for THE FINAL DESTINATION generated quite a bit of buzz at this past weekend's Comic-Con, so with that, HaleyWebb.net has debuted a new international French poster for the sequel, titled overseas FINAL DESTINATION 4. You can check it out below!


By the way, you can check out a new international trailer over on Shock Till You Drop's site HERE.

See the US trailer right HERE! See 2 TV spots at our previous news post HERE. See more gruesome pics of victims from THE FINAL DESTINATION right HERE! Visit the official website at http://www.thefinaldestinationmovie.com. THE FINAL DESTINATION hits theaters on August 28st, 2009 and stars Nick Zano, Krista Allen (FEAST), Andy Fiscella, Shantel Van Santen, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Justin Welborn (THE SIGNAL), Mykelti Williamson & Richard T. Jones. David Ellis, the director of FINAL DESTINATION 2 returns behind the camera for FINAL DESTINATION 4. Eric Bress wrote the script. 

Rachelle Lefevre Speaks Out On THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Recasting!

Ouch! Actress Rachelle Lefevre has spoken out about yesterday's surprise announcement that Bryce Dallas Howard would be replacing her in the upcoming THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE in the role of Victoria, which Lefevre playing in both TWILIGHT & NEW MOON.

Yahoo posted segments of her official statement where she admits to being "stunned" by the sudden recasting. Summit Entertainment's press release cites a scheduling conflict for the decision. Lefevre says she was "fully committed" to returning as Victoria and that her 10 day job on BARNEY'S VERSION (with Paul Giamatti & Dustin Hoffman) wouldn't interfere with the 3 month ECLIPSE shoot.

"I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules," she says. "Although the production schedule for `Eclipse' is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for `Eclipse,' never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap."

In another surprising move, Summit issued another press release tonight that the LA Times blog The Dish Rag published. Here it is:


* Ms. Lefevre's representatives were advised as early as April that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was expected to start shooting in early August.

* If Ms. Lefevre was, as she describes “passionate,” about being part of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, we feel that she and her representatives would have included us in her decision to work on another film that would conflict with the shooting schedule of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE.

* It was not until July 20th that Summit was first informed of Ms. Lefevre’s commitment to BARNEY’S VERSION, a commitment we have since been advised she accepted in early June. Summit had acted in good faith that she would be available to fulfill her obligations both in terms of rehearsals and shooting availability for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.

* Furthermore Ms. Lefevre took a role in the other film that places her in Europe during the required rehearsal time, and at least ten days of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE’s principal photography. This period is essential for both rehearsal time with the cast, and for filming at key locations that are only available during the initial part of production.

* Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the Studio dismissed her over a ten day overlap. It is not about a ten day overlap, but instead about the fact that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.


I don't know... I'm told that Victoria plays a major part in the story for ECLIPSE, so is it surprising that suddenly Ron Howard's daughter, who's appeared in franchise movies such as SPIDER-MAN 3 and TERMINATOR: SALVATION snagged the part? Debate amongst yourselves!


Jason Mewes Joins Cast Of BREATH OF HATE!

Jason Mewes (“Clerks 2”, “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”) is set to star alongside Ezra Buzzington (“Halloween 2”) and Felissa Rose (“Return to Sleepaway Camp”) in the Velvet Hammer Films/ArsonCuff Entertainment production of “Breath of Hate.”

Directed by Sean Cain (“Silent Night, Zombie Night”) and written by Wes Laurie, “Breath” centers around a young woman in the escort business who, on her last job, is confronted by a trio of escaped mental patients looking to change the world - one victim at a time. "Audiences know him as the foul-mouthed Jay in the Kevin Smith movies, but he’s got a sweet side that’s the perfect counterpoint to the darkness in our story,” Cain says. “His character is a gamer nerd who falls for a escort. It’s through his love that he brings her back from being a walking suicide.”

Also joining the cast are Lauren Walsh (“18 Year Old Virgin”), Jack Forcinito (“Silent Night, Zombie Night”), Ted Prior (“Surf Nazis Must Die”) and Alexis Sibolis (“Plaguers”). “Breath” begins filming in late summer. This is the second teaming of Wes Laurie’s ArsonCuff Entertainment and Sean Cain’s Velvet Hammer Films. They are currently finishing post-production on “Silent Night, Zombie Night.”



THE WOLFMAN Trailer In August!

Yesterday, we reported on the release date push for Universal's THE WOLFMAN which is currently slated for a February 12th, 2010 theatrical date. Shock Till You Drop was able to get some comments over from Universal in regards to the delay.

The move to February of next year is a mere financial consideration as it will have no competition at the box office in February. (Whereas in November they'd be going up against Robert Zemeckis/Jim Carrey's A CHRISTMAS CAROL)

Also, Shock reveals that the first trailer for THE WOLFMAN will debut before prints of Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS which opens August 21st. Expect to see the trailer on-line around the same time. More when we hear it!


The new update of the classic Universal monster was helmed by director Joe Johnston from a script by Andrew Kevin Walker (SE7EN) & David Self and stars Benicio Del Toro (SIN CITY), Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), Emily Blunt (WIND CHILL) & Hugo Weaving (V FOR VENDETTA). Rick Baker provides the make-up FX for the new WOLF MAN. Check out Mezco's WOLFMAN action figure right HERE! Read the official synopsis HERE!

DRAG ME TO HELL Comes To DVD October 20th!

Where the hell were you guys when Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL was playing in theaters?! You missed hands down his best film since EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN, so don't expect an EVIL DEAD 4 when you didn't support his latest horror effort in theaters where to the big wigs it counts!

Regardless, you can see what you missed as Moviefone's website revealed an October 20th release date for the DVD. No other info at this time, but as soon as we get feature specs and cover artwork, we'll post it!


Directed by Sam Raimi and Co-written with brother Ivan Raimi, DRAG ME TO HELL stars Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao & Reggie Lee.

 

July 29, 2009

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS Goes Blu-Ray On October 20th!

October 20th marks the DVD release date of the cult classic Fred Dekker favorite NIGHT OF THE CREEPS. But now, word comes out that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also prepping a Blu-Ray release for the same date! A full listing of features were posted on Blu-ray.com and is listed below:

Special features for this release include:
  • Audio Commentary with Members of the Cast
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Fred Dekker
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending – Theatrical Version
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Trivia Track
  • 6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    • Birth of the Creeps - Writer/Director Fred Dekker discusses his influences and early filmmaking experiences and how NIGHT OF THE CREEPS evolved into his debut feature film.
    • Cast of the Creeps - Actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Actress Jill Whitlow talk about their experiences on the film, and how they have dealt with the film's enduring cult success over the past 25 years.
    • Creating the Creeps - Make-Up FX Creators David B. Miller, Robert Kurtzman and others discuss the extensive make-up creations in the film, and how they brought the slithering sluglike "creeps" to life.
    • Escape of the Creeps - A detailed look into the film's post-production and why the film was barely released to theatres with Writer/Director Fred Dekker, Composer Barry DeVorzon, and Producer Charles Gordon.
    • Legend of the Creeps - Final words from the cast & crew on the film's enduring cult popularity plus interviews with the film's biggest fans.
    • Tom Atkins: Man of Action – A detailed look at the career of Tom Atkins with testimonials from filmmakers he's worked with over the past thirty years.
  • Footage from the June 2009 cast reunion screening at The Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • BD-Live Access Exclusive content and downloads!

It seems like the only Special Feature missing is the featurette where James Gunn claims to have never seen CREEPS before he made SLiTHER. Zing! Oh James, I kid because I love.

Amazon recently held a contest to choose the DVD cover art. The contest is now closed but you can check out the 3 contenders below:



NIGHT OF THE CREEPS was written & directed by Fred Dekker and stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Witlow, David Paymer and Tom Atkins.

UPDATED: NATURAL BORN KILLERS Comes To Blu-Ray October 13th

UPDATE: There was actually a slight date error on the original press release. The official release date for the DVD and Blu-Ray is October 13th! Mark it on your calenders!

One of the most controversial films of all time, NATURAL BORN KILLERS: The Director's Cut is coming to Blu-Ray on August 25th (*see date above). Exclusive new features include a featurette titled NKB EVOLUTION: HOW IT WOULD ALL GO DOWN NOW, commentary and a new intro by Oliver Stone. You can check out the front & back cover artwork for the Blu-Ray below, followed by a full listing of the features.




-Commentary by Director Oliver Stone
-Introduction by Oliver Stone
-NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?
-Chaos Rising The Storm Around Natural Born Killers (featurette)
-Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone
The Desert
Steven Wright
The Courtroom
The Hun Brothers
The Drive-In
Denis Leary
Alternate Ending with introduction by Oliver Stone
-Charlie Rose Interview
-Charlie Rose interviews Oliver Stone on the making of this violent film, from the HD DVD release, SD)
-Director’s Cut Trailer

Where's THE WOLFMAN? Pushed To 2010?

Universal Pictures has pushed the release date of their remake of THE WOLFMAN from November 6th, 2009 to February 12th, 2010. No word on why the shift, but the studio recently wrapped a series of reshoots, so no doubt they're still tweaking the film to incorporate the new "wolfman" footage shot. We'll keep you posted on when we hear more!


The new update of the classic Universal monster was helmed by director Joe Johnston from a script by Andrew Kevin Walker (SE7EN) & David Self and stars Benicio Del Toro (SIN CITY), Anthony Hopkins (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), Emily Blunt (WIND CHILL) & Hugo Weaving (V FOR VENDETTA). Rick Baker provides the make-up FX for the new WOLF MAN. Check out Mezco's WOLFMAN action figure right HERE! Read the official synopsis HERE!

New Release Date & Website Launch For A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!

The release date for the highly anticipated Platinum Dunes reboot of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET has shifted from it's original April 16th, 2010 release date now to April 30th, 2010. Shock Till You Drop spoke to producer Brad Fuller about the 2 week push back. Here's what he had to say: "We're all alone on that weekend. There were two other movies on the 16th. The 30th we're all alone and that takes us into May." Shock points out however, that one week after NIGHTMARE's new proposed release date, IRON MAN 2 hits theaters. (Then again, FRIDAY THE 13TH only lasted it's first week before making a record drop.)

Also of note to Freddy Krueger fans, the official website for the new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is live over at: http://www.nightmareonelmstreet.com

So far, it's just the teaser poster & synopsis, but bookmark it now and we'll keep you posted on when there's some new activity over there!



The new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake is being directed by Samuel Beyer from a script by Wesley Strick, later revised by Eric Heissere. It stars Thomas Dekker (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES), Kyle Gallner (THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy and Rooney Mara as the new Nancy. Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger. Platinum Dunes Brad Fuller, Andrew Form & Michael Bay are producing. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET hits theaters on April 30th, 2010!

SORORITY ROW International Poster!

Below you can check out a new international one-sheet theatrical poster for SORORITY ROW. An update/remake of Mark Rosman's 1983 THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, the new version is set to open in theaters on September 11th. Stewart Hendler directed from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger and it stars (cutie) Briana Evigan (S. DARKO, FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY), Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge (INTO THE BLUE 2) and Carrie Fisher. New poster below! See the trailer & 1st poster at THIS post! And the final theatrical one-sheet poster HERE!



Visit the official website over at thetapi-ordie.com.

DAMNATION, Latest Short From Fever Dreams!

Below you'll find the official press release and a handful of images from DAMNATION, the latest short film project from Fever Dreams. No word on a release date yet or if the short will be paired up on a new edition of one of their previous feature length movies, but we'll keep you posted! Info & pics below!

DAMNATION is a new Fever Dreams short film that returns to the dark, violent universe depicted in the 2006 feature film, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, a Derek Wan film starring Tony Todd (CANDY MAN, TV’s 24).

This time, WARDEN BRUTAWSKI is the judge, jury and executioner for a satanic slavery ring where innocent women are abducted, warehoused and sentenced to a fate worse than death! With the aid of his henchwoman ELSA, they rule the death row inmates with an iron fist and determine their final destinies with a twisted spin of the Wheel of Fate.

DAMNATION depicts the surreal and sedated exploits of an innocent young woman named JUSTINE; from her harrowing highway abduction and nightmarish incarceration to her diabolical sale on an internet auction block and involuntary casting in a demented movie!

JUSTINE faces a whirlwind obstacle course of humiliation, torture and dangerous, psychotic characters like THE DOCTOR, THE CANNIBAL, THE MOGUL and the chainsaw wielding SENOR SATANICO! Will she physically and mentally survive the ordeal? Will she ever regain her freedom and live to see her husband and baby again?

DAMNATION is a 40-minute featurette starring Kerri Miller, Silja Jensen, Georgia Haege, Chris Cusano, Matt Muzio and Sergio Jones. Produced, Written and Directed by John Carchietta and Carl Morano. Fever Dreams’ other credits include the Warner Bros. released THE HILLS RUN RED, THE PICK UP, FLESH FOR THE BEAST, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, THE MACHINE GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE, DEATH TRANCE and WICKED LAKE.









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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (Restored!) Comes To DVD October 13th!

One of the most revered slasher films of the 1980s comes home to Anchor Bay Entertainment as fans remember it… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

It’s time to blow out the candles and sharpen the shish-kebab spears, because the classic 1980s’ slasher favorite Happy Birthday to Me is coming to DVD, courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment. Street date is October 13, 2009, with a SRP of $14.98.

This edition of the film, however, has something missing from the previous DVD release does not – the film’s haunting orchestral score, as composed by Bo Harwood and Lance Rubin, which was NOT included on the first DVD release and which fans have been clamoring for.

It is yet another example of why Anchor Bay Entertainment is the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment – they give the fans what they want.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME was directed by Academy Award® nominee J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone, 10 to Midnight, Murphy’s Law) and stars Emmy Award® nominee Melissa Sue Anderson (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Midnight Offerings”) and Golden Globe Award® winner and Hollywood legend Glenn Ford (3:10 to Yuma, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, Superman), along with such familiar co-stars as Lawrence Dane (Scanners, Of Unknown Origin, Bride of Chucky), Daytime Emmy Award® winner Tracy Bregman (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless”) and Matt Craven (Public Enemies, Crimson Tide, Jacob’s Ladder).

Welcome to upscale Crawford Academy, where everybody – particularly new student Ginny Wainwright (Anderson) – wants to be a part of the school’s most popular clique. But now, it seems that they’re dying to get out, as a killer has been butchering the group’s members, one by one. Could a deadly accident from Ginny’s past be connected to the brutal killings? And as her 18th birthday approaches, will Ginny be the guest of honor at the most horrific party of all?

Part whodunit, part psychological thriller, part twisted black comedy and full-tilt, full-blooded shocker, the original theatrical ads for Happy Birthday to Me boasted “six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see!” -- and it delivered.

“Pure slasher fun from beginning to end,” raved DVD Drive-In, while Arrow in the Head called the film “downright nasty … a slit throat above the usual slasher flick!” Even the esteemed critic Vincent Canby of The New York Times had to admit: “The murders, which are the point of such a movie, are vividly demonstrated.” In a special retrospective devoted to the film in Fangoria (Issue #238), author Caelum Vatnsdal wrote: “Never in the shadowy slasher-film world has the potent cocktail of gore, directorial competence, old-time Hollywood star power and pure ‘80s outlandishness offered by HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME quite been equaled.” So popular is the legacy of HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME that is a remake is on the drawing (carving?) board -- and in 3-D, no less!

But for purists, there’s only one HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME -- and Anchor Bay Entertainment’s ready to cut the cake and serve it up!


2nd Teaser Poster For ALL ABOUT EVIL!

Below you'll find the second teaser poster for ALL ABOUT EVIL. You may remember the (awesome) premiere poster featured the film's star, Natasha Lyonne, covered in blood. (See that in our previous news post HERE!) This second poster showcases the hauntingly beautiful Jade and Nikita Ramsey who play "Veda" and "Vera"; killer twins who were institutionalized earlier in life after murdering their family at seven years of age. They are silent but deadly and were born knowing all about evil.



We're told there will be five more posters released over the next five months so that the collection will total seven, along with the first trailer once the official website goes live. We'll keep you posted on when that happens!

Something evil this way comes...

ALL ABOUT EVIL is the feature film debut of writer / director Joshua Grannell and stars Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Beverly Hills, But I'm A Cheerleader), Thomas Dekker (Sarah Connor Chronicles, A Nightmare On Elm Street), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom), Noah Segan (Deadgirl, Brick), Jack Donner (Star Trek), Julie Caitlin Brown (Babylon 5), Patrick Bristow (Showgirls), Peaches Christ (Season Of The Troll), and many more!

ALL ABOUT EVIL is a wicked black comedy set in the world of a horror movie about a mousy librarian (Natasha Lyonne) who inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don't realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real!

The film was shot entirely in San Francisco and was born, nurtured, and birthed in the cult film underground. Writer / Director / Producer Joshua Grannell is also known as alter-ego and Midnight Mass impresario Peaches Christ. The movie was shot by award-winning cinematographer Tom Richmond (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Chopping Mall) and was produced by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker writer / director), Brian Benson (Haiku Tunnel, Howl), and Debbie Brubaker.

Indie Flick HUNTING SEASON To Premiere On VOD August 1st!

Filmmaker Nathan Wrann's indie horror movie debut HUNTING SEASON will be available for 'video on demand' as of August 1st. Check out the full press release below with all the details, as well as the trailer.

"Hunting Season" Trailer from Nathan Wrann on Vimeo.



Connecticut based independent film production company Dalton Gang Productions recently closed a cable VOD distribution deal for its debut feature HUNTING SEASON. The brutal slasher-survivalist thriller will be premiering August 1st 2009 across the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico through an agreement with Gravitas Ventures arranged by The Bosko Group. HUNTING SEASON will be on VOD for 90 days.

The Gravitas VOD deal will make the feature available to more than 13 million subscribers across the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Gravitas programs 15 films per month to dozens of cable, satellite, and telco VOD providers including Charter Communications, DISH Network, RCN and Verizon FIOS.

HUNTING SEASON is the feature debut from director Nathan Wrann and Dalton Gang Productions. Husband and wife producing team, Nathan Wrann and Kimberly Dalton set out to create the horror movie they’d like to see — literate and coherent in plot, and brutal and unrelenting in tension. With HUNTING SEASON, they’ve hit the mark with a vengeance. Production began in the wet, hot summer of 2006 as they gathered their resources: a cast of 10 friends; access to13 acres of wooded property just outside New Haven, CT; 2 part time, crew members, a plastic-tip-of-the-shoestring budget and a large bucket of blood, sweat and tears. Despite these limitations Wrann and Dalton were able to realize their vision to the extent that Mr. Wrann calls HUNTING SEASON “A complete personal success.”

HUNTING SEASON’s plot follows 6 friends on a camping trip deep in the woods for, what should be, “the best weekend ever.” The good times take a turn for the worse when, after a tragic “accident,” a pair of sadistic hunters wreaks violent, bloody, unrelenting havoc on the stranded campers.

HUNTING SEASON is a brutal exploitation flick (consider yourself warned) inspired by, and paying homage to, those that came many years before it. The final product and subsequent national VOD release is a testament to the fact that a dedicated cast and crew and a writer/director with a clear artistic vision and integrity, can overcome the limitations of budget (less than $5,000) to create a movie scarier, more brutal and more engaging than many of those with far greater resources.


 

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James Wan To Direct CASTLEVANIA!

Variety reports that Konami is in final negotiations with filmmaker (and SAW co-creator) James Wan to direct CASTLEVANIA with Ian Jeffers attached to write. Wan & Jeffers last collaborated on DEATH SENTENCE together. Steven Paul from Crystal Sky Entertainment is producing. Variety reports, "The project centers on the battle between Dracula and the Belmont clan of vampire hunters in a labyrinthine fortress in the Carpathian mountains. "CASTLEVANIA" debuted as a vidgame in Japan in 1986. Crystal Sky acquired the feature rights in 2005 and attached Paul W.S. Anderson to direct, followed by Sylvain White in 2007, with Rogue co-producing, but the project stalled during the WGA strike."

Wan spoke to Bloody-Disgusting and said, "I'll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions. This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about. The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility," he continues. "That’s the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to make a highly stylized, fantasy, action film that focuses on the gothic storyline and the cool, anime-like characters. For once, the human hero is as sexy and dangerous as the vampire villain, and his weapon of choice was what attracted me to the project in the first place – The Vampire Killer Whip."


July 27, 2009

Teaser Trailer For Animated Webseries DEXTER: EARLY CUTS!

This past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed during Showtime's DEXTER panel that a new animated webseries titled DEXTER: EARLY CUTS would start airing this Fall on Showtime's website to coincide with the upcoming 4th season of DEXTER. Now Showtime has just debuted the first teaser trailer for the webisode prequel series! Get a glimpse of it below!



See several videos from the panel at our previous news post HERE! See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE!

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from today's post HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

Help Pick The DVD Cover For WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD!

Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Fox Home Entertainment for a contest where YOU can decide the DVD front cover for WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD. Head over to THIS link on B-D's page to vote for one of the 2 selections, pictured below. (I'm kinda leaning towards the 2nd one. What about you guys?)



Directed by Declan O'Brien, WRONG TURN 3 stars Tom Frederic (THE OXFORD MURDERS), THE HILLS RUN RED's Janet Montgomery, Mike Straub, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin and Chucky Venice (RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL).

You can watch the trailer at our previous news post HERE and check out the new poster HERE! WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD is out on DVD October 20th!

July 26, 2009

VIDEO: THE CHILLER KILLER - April 2009 Convention Report!

Fright friend Dave Neabore is back with another fantastic video report from the last Chiller Theatre convention in Parsippany, New Jersey. Yeah, yeah, it happened back in April, but... better late then never! And the story of the "chiller killer" is obviously more time appropriate now then ever. Check out the video below after Dave's intro!

In APRIL 2009, The Chiller Theatre horror convention was held in Parsippany, New Jersey. Here are the highlights from that weekend as seen thru the eyes of director Dave Neabore. In This video you will see such famous horror guests such as Oliver Robins, Carel Struycken, E.G. Daily, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, Jonathan Tiersten, Italian Horror legends Richard Johnson, Ian McColloch, Al Cliver, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Cinzia Monreale, Luigi Cozzi, Silvia Collatina, Zora Kerova, Robert Rusler, Jason Lively, Zach Galligan, Tom Towles, Walter Koenig, Tom Noonan, Darcy DeMoss, Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, John Amplas, and the Chiller Killer!! Enjoy!!



ORPHAN: ICONS INTERVIEWS!

I’ll admit it. I was slightly intrigued by the promotional poster for ORPHAN the first time I caught it at a bus stop back in New York. I couldn’t help but stare at this oddly photoshopped image and try desperately to figure out exactly what was wrong with Esther? Needless to say, whatever they did to the image worked because it got me to stop and examine it. But after that, I honestly didn’t have high expectations set up for yet another “evil child” horror movie. However, because my expectations were low, ORPHAN actually ended up exceeding my initial expectations and I left the theater more then satisfied by the experience. It’s a fairly solid little horror movie that definitely earns its R rating and delivers on some truly genuine shocking twists.

ICONS OF FRIGHT was invited to sit in on a series of roundtable interviews with various people involved in its creation including producers Joel Silver & Susan Downey, writer David Leslie Johnson, director Jaume Collet-Serra and actors Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman making her screen debut as Esther. The following is a series of quotes pulled from an array of topics we covered in the hour long interview session. Enjoy!


On the origins of the story & co-producer Leonardo Dicaprio?

Joel Silver: Appian Way is Leonardo’s production company, they had really come up with the idea for this movie and it was a horror movie they wanted to make. And he had sent off the script and Warners had read the script and thought this might be a great vehicle for us at Dark Castle to jump into. We met with Leo and his business partner and we felt that it was a great idea. Susan worked with them very closely to bid off the script and with the movie itself.

David Leslie Johnson: At the very beginning, the project was developed internally at Leo’s company Alpine Way, and one of his executives Alex Mace wrote a treatment for it. They basically were looking for a writer to adapt the treatment and get a fresh take on it. They only gave me the first 3 pages of it. Basically the beginning of the story, the family dynamic, who the characters were and Esther comes to the home – now what happens? So, I sort of took that, came up with the ending and worked backwards to match up with the story they had and pitched them that and that’s sort of how it came to be.



On casting Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther?

Susan Downey: It was pure old fashioned casting. We put a bunch of kids on tape and she just popped right out. And it was interesting because if you do read an early draft of the script, the description of the little girl is the complete opposite of what Isabelle actually looks like. She was supposed to have pure white skin, and blonde curly hair. It wasn’t her look, but she was so good in her audition and just stood out from all the other kids that it was a no brainer.

Joel Silver: Leo was making a movie in South Africa, BLOOD DIAMOND actually, and the way that you can cast now, there’s websites with protective locks so you can put up video of all the people testing for a role. Leo called me early one morning and said, “I saw this girl and she’s fantastic!” We hadn’t even seen it yet because he had been ahead of us in time, and he just said, “She’s the one. She’s the one.” He was very specific about that because being a child actor himself, he was very conscious of what that does and what that is and he was always concerned that this girl not be affected by the process. He was very conscious that she be very focused and not given too much information about things in the movie that might hurt her future.



Isabelle on portraying the character of Esther?

Isabelle Fuhrman: I read the script and I talked to my acting couch about the character and he helped me figure out different things I could do, because each person has different things. Some people bite their nails. Some people run their fingers through their hair, or scratch or itch. So I was thinking about different things I can do that would make Esther different from me, because she’s totally different from me. I like touching my hair, and I don’t do it all the time but I do run my fingers through my hair, so Esther I thought maybe would do something a little different. A little more swing in her step and she’d be a bit more girly because of her secret. I went to lunch once with Vera and we were at a restaurant I kept watching all these women, they kept looking at me like why is this girl starring at me? I was watching them for how they crossed their legs or tilted their heads. Or how they grabbed for their water. I was watching Vera a lot on set, and it all just helped and worked. On the day, it all came into place.


Susan Downey: The thing with Isabelle is she’s got great parents and they’re really smart. They’re incredibly supportive and with any movie you do, you always have a teacher on the set as well. You just kind of talk them through it to a certain point. You’re always conferring with the parents and with the teacher about what is appropriate and not. And what’s great, we saw this when Jaume was working with her and the other kids, there’s certain things you can explain in a somewhat adult way, and there’s other things you try and you see it’s just so above their experience level and you’re like “OK, just imagine that your sister just stole your toy.” (Laughs) You know? You have to really boil it down for them. But I think with Isabelle, she’s incredibly smart and very articulate. Her parents are the same way, so it made it very easy.


Isabelle Fuhrman: I had a dialect couch during the entire filming (in the movie, Esther has a thick Russian accent), so he’d come into my apartment where I was staying in and we’d go over the lines in the accent and we’d try to get different sounds. Like the W’s are different. My mom’s Russian, so I watched her a lot. Foreign people move their lips a different way. We tend to move our lips fully when we say something like “show”. But European’s keep their mouths kind of closed, they’re not very open when they talk. (Gives example.)


Isabelle Fuhrman: Well, my usual day was, I’d get my hair curls and then I got into my dress, I would go, I would transform into her and I would go about my day being her, being Esther. And um, something clicked. Every morning I would put on the dress and it clicked, time to perform.

David Leslie Johnson: When I first started writing the script, it was sort of one of those things that you can fall into with the evil child is how are all these adults being outsmarted by this child? I wanted to go into it thinking she’s just really that smart. She’s Hannibal Lector smart. She walks into a room and sizes everybody up and she figures out ‘ok, I know what your weakness is and what your weakness is’ and I don’t want anybody looking at me. I want you looking at her. And being mad at each other so that I can do what I want to do. That was the idea.



On the appeal to this story and the character arch’s?


Susan Downey: It was very much in the writing. It was very much in the script that we had originally received and then continued to work on & develop. The characters that we got from the original material in terms of Kate’s backstory and John’s backstory or for the little girl – just everyone, there was such a level of consideration that you often see more in dramas then in genre pictures, so we were fortunate to be able to have that as a starting point and to continue to develop it. Which then when we brought Jaume on, that’s what really appealed to him. He’s one of these director’s that grew up on the great horror movies of the 70’s, the ones we always reference in our development meetings that we hope to achieve and you never do. Or you ya know, you keep looking for that. He continued forward with what the script already brought to the table and it allowed us to get actors excited & involved who furthered that and continue to elevate the material.


Vera Farmiga: For me, when I consider a script there’s always a sense of wanting to defend the character and I had that with Kate. The appeal of the script for me was trying to understand miscarriage grief and at a time when I was desperately trying to get pregnant and wanting to be a mother. So there were issues in there that intrigued me about it. I spent a lot of time on websites for women who’ve gone through 3 trimesters and then suffered miscarriages and I was completely moved by it. The shock, it’s an intense grief and the recovery from it. The body heals before the soul does, so I saw that in my character and wanted to explore that.


Peter Sarsgaard: Well, I immediately felt very comfortable around Vera. There’s usually a ‘getting to know you’ awkwardness. But from the first day, when she busted her lip we were fine. It was also the only accident I remember happening on the film before cameras rolled.

Vera Farmiga: I wailed into Jaume and cracked my nose.

Peter Sarsgaard: And got a bloody nose! With playing these characters – you feel them out and they’re from your own life and they’re from what you’re sensing coming from that place, and it’s fairly subtle, so it’s those kind of things that just happen.

Vera Farmiga: We have a chemistry and we’ve known each other for 10 years. We have the same manager for a decade.

Peter Sarsgaard: We didn’t go back and write the story of our lives together, no. But the alcoholism, we talked about that stuff.

Vera Farmiga: Sure, this is a highly dysfunctional relationship that they have. I think how she first deals with the shame and pain and guilt and bereavement is to turn to alcohol. This is a man who just puts bandages on these bullet holes, he doesn’t really deal with things in this relationship and the grief is really what drives her to drink. She spends the whole film recovering from that. She feels tremendous guilt for her daughter.


How does ORPHAN compare to other “evil child” movies?

Vera Farmiga: I did something similar, but not many people saw JOSHUA. I had a great time with Sam Rockwell and the only really similar thing is that there’s a mother in distress, but I really don’t feel that my career’s in danger of being pigeonholed. And the story was radically different for me. I look at the character and what her trip is and I found this really complex. It’s a complex grief, trying to get over a miscarriage, and the dysfunction of this family. I have to say, what really got me, the secret of the film, I had never read anything like that before and I wanted to be a part of that but I wanted to make sure that whomever would be a part of that as well could make it work. As soon as Peter’s name was brought into the mix, I said ‘I’m in’. We’d been trying to find things to work on over the course of a few years.


David Leslie Johnson: Even when the BAD SEED was made, it was a taboo subject. At the end of THE BAD SEED, they have to break the 4th wall and say “Oh look here’s the actress, she wasn’t really bad and she didn’t really die.” (Laughs) It’s such a bizarre ending! I don’t remember ever seeing a movie like that where they actually had to say “its ok everyone, the little girl’s fine.” So it was definitely I think more taboo then and I think that was sort of – it sort of broke a barrier of what you could or couldn’t do certainly. But I think that the idea of children being scary has always been there. Because there’s something very primal about the need to protect children, so when you turn that on its head and you make the children, the child the bad guy, it’s violating everything that you feel. They are meant to be innocent. And there’s another aspect to it, and I don’t know if this is real or not, but there’s obviously a need to nurture kids and protect kids, but on some level, I wonder, kids also are reminders of our own mortality in a way. Ultimately your child kind of looks like you, grows up and acts like you and ultimately is here to replace you. I don’t know if maybe that’s one of the reasons that it persists as a horror sub genre, maybe.

Jaume Collet-Serra: The idea is for people to see the movie and have them think they know what this movie is going to be like, but it’s not. So, right now with the poster and the trailer, a lot of people are feeling like they’ve already seen this kind of a movie, but I don’t think that’s true. So, hopefully the movie will have an opportunity to grow with word of mouth.


Isabelle Fuhrman: This is an evil character, and most evil characters are male. Not many evil characters are female. There’s THE GOOD SON, THE OMEN. There was THE EXORCIST but I never saw that movie and I probably never will because I’m freaked out by the head spinning around! (Laughs)

A journalist asks insensitively if Isabelle, now 12 is ready for “America to hate her”?

Isabelle Fuhrman: (Pause) I’m totally different then Esther, and if America hates me then I’ve done my job! I’m supposed to make everybody hate me, but at the same time, I hope they feel sorry for her, but at the same time think ‘Whoa I feel sorry for her, but she’s so mean!’



On what’s next for producers Joel Silver and Susan Downey & Joel’s appreciation for comic book properties?

Joel Silver: LOBO (based on the DC Comic character) is the one I’m really excited about doing one day, hopefully soon. I’ve always loved graphic novels. We bought WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA in the late 80’s. I lost WATCHMEN over the years, I wish I hadn’t but I’ve always been interested in graphic novels. When I read WATCHMEN, it changed my view of so many things, it was the first time I read a graphic novel really like that. So, look we made RICHIE RICH before so I’ve been involved with comic book stories for a long time. PREDATOR might as well have been a graphic novel. Obviously it wasn’t but it read like one.


Joel Silver: With WATCHMEN, Look – I love Zack Snyder and I love his work and I think he’s very talented, but the script that we developed was I think better then the movie they made. I thought there were some really good ideas we came up with. I know he stayed very close to the original material, but he made some changes anyways. I think it could’ve been a more satisfying movie. But you make the best movie you can. I think Zack made a great movie though & I don’t want to minimize what he did, but at the end of the day it was more tuned to just to the big fanatics of WATCHMEN as opposed to a broader audience that didn’t know the original comic book. As far as LOBO, we’ve got a script for LOBO we like. And when any of you see AVATAR, the technology is genius. It’s fantastic. So it’s time. I think it’s structured now as a PG-13 movie, but I love it. I want to make a good LOBO movie and it’s a great character.


Susan Downey: We all have high hopes for SHERLOCK HOLMES, that it will be a big fun action version of it and I actually think we got there. It maintains the integrity of people whom are SHERLOCK HOLMES fans. It’s smart, there’s a great history at the core. I think Robert Downey Jr captured the essence of Sherlock. I think Jude Law is going to surprise people in his portrayal of Watson. I don’t think we’ve seen Jude do something in my opinion that’s as fresh and solid as this performance. He’s really, really great. Rachel McAdams adds a wonderful splash as Irene Adler and so I think we’re going to satiate the people who are old Sherlock fans and see that we’re doing it right, and for the next generation who hasn’t really read those stories, I think they’re just going to enjoy the ride.

ORPHAN is playing in theaters now! -Robg.


July 25, 2009

John Lithgow Talks DEXTER In New Video!

Showtime just posted several videos from the Comic-Con presentation for DEXTER Season 4. In this first clip, veteran actor John Lithgow talks about joining the cast for the upcoming season which is set to debut on September 27th! Check it out, followed by 2 more video clips from the panel!







See MORE clips from the DEXTER panel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SHOWTIME

See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE!

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from today's post HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

HORROR ART PROFILE: BIG TASTY & KAT PHILBIN! (SIBLING RIVALRY SHOW)

Here at ICONS, we're always striving to expand upon more then just horror movie news. We want to bring you the latest going on in horror "culture" as well. So we thought it'd be fun to open you faithful readers up to the world of horror art. Last weekend, Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, California opened up the "Sibling Rivalry" exhibit featuring the artwork of The Big Tasty and Kat Philbin. Their work will be on display until July 31st, so if you're in the area, make an effort to get down to the gallery and see it for yourself. In the meantime, here's a taste of the sibling rivalry!

The Big Tasty's work: "Bacon Cheeseburger"

(Top to bottom) "Uncle Failure", "My Porcine Heart", "Pork Chop"

"Shopping Cart Shamus"

"The Mini Erotica Series"

"The Douchebag Series"

"The Non-Sequiturists", "Calmzilla"

"Bordello Bouncin", "The Neverending Story Pt. 6"

"Greyhound To Hell"


Collaborative pice by both The Big Tasty & Kat Philbin - "Please Note There Is No Title For This Epic Collaborative Piece"


The work of Kat Philbin: "Three Bears"

"Ecstacy and Anteaters", "Rage-icorn", "Full Mouth Speculum"

"Polkadot", "Panda Tumor"

"Duel"

"Tentacle Rape Revenge", "Tentacle Rape Revenge 2"

(Left to right) "Flying 1", "Flying 2", "Flying 3"

"Girl"

"Dream Wedding"

The Big Tasty undies:

Kat Philbin Panties:

The Big Tasty with "Bacon Cheeseburger"

Kat Philbin with "Girl"

For more info on all these above pieces, go to: http://www.hyaenagallery.com/bigtastyexhibit.html


RUMOR: Could This Be The Make-Up For FREDDY KRUEGER?!

The following is for mere fan speculation and NOT an official piece of conceptual work. (At least that we're aware of.) One of our staffers found the following photo. Now, I personally am not at Comic-Con, so I have not yet seen the trailer to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET yet, so I don't know what Freddy's make-up looks beyond the highlighted pictures we posted HERE. The pic below could easily be a fan-made photoshop job of Jackie Earle Haley. But early word is that the new Freddy looks more like a "burn" victim and if you compare this pic to the highlighted ones, they look fairly close.

So for now, let's just consider this Freddy's potential new look until we get a clearer "official" look.


UPDATE: One of our sources tells us this is early conceptual artwork. However, at THIS link, MikeyRots from the Effects Lab forum takes credit for creating this photoshopped design. Still, the ear and the overlapping eye look VERY close to the highlighted pics we posted HERE. Could the designers have gotten a few of their ideas from this image?


Check out the first pic of Freddy HERE and the theatrical one-sheet poster HERE!

The new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake is being directed by Samuel Beyer from a script by Wesley Strick, later revised by Eric Heissere. It stars Thomas Dekker (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES), Kyle Gallner (THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy and Rooney Mara as the new Nancy. Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger. Platinum Dunes Brad Fuller, Andrew Form & Michael Bay are producing. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET hits theaters on April 30th, 2010!

DEXTER: THE GAME Trailer! Coming For iPhone & iTouch!

Below you can check out the trailer for DEXTER: THE GAME, which debuted over at Comic-Con this weekend and is now on line courtesy of G4TV.com.

"Bring the dark world of serial killer Dexter to your iPhone or iTouch as he travels around Miami to hunt down those who have escaped the justice system." Check it:



See the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 at our news post HERE!

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from today's post HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

July 24, 2009

THE HILLS RUN RED Trailer Is Finally HERE!

Fresh from it's debut at Comic-Con this weekend, the trailer for THE HILLS RUN RED is finally on-line courtesy of IGN! Directed by Dave Parker and due on store shelves on September 29th, THE HILLS RUN RED introduces easily one of the coolest looking killers we've seen in years, "Babyface". Get a taste below!



Check out several pics at our previous news post HERE! There's another "Babyface" pic at our previous news post HERE. Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!



Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).

And The Director For SAW 7 Is...?

SAW VI is still a few months from hitting theaters, but last week came the announcement that writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (the writers of SAW IV, SAW V & SAW VI) will write SAW VII for release next October. Now, Variety revealed who'll be behind the director's chair. It's none other then SAW V director David Hackl. Before directing the 5th entry in the popular SAW series, Hackl served as the production designer for the previous entries.

Early buzz on SAW VI is good, especially judging from the new poster (see it HERE), the teaser trailer (see that HERE) or the "motion" poster (see that one HERE), but SAW V was easily the most disappointing and least satisfying entry of the entire SAW series. This worries me about SAW 7... unless they make it in 3D as earlier rumored? More when we hear it!



SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. We'll keep you posted when the trailer drops!

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

 

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Press Conference Video!

You Tube user Chuck The Movie Guy posted a 3 part video of the entire THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON press conference. In attendance for the panel Thursday afternoon were stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner. NEW MOON opens November 30th, 2009. Check out the panel videos below!







Check out the trailer HERE and a behind-the-scenes video at our previous news post HERE!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, Tyson Houseman, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Cam Cigandet, Kellan Lutz & Anna Kendrick. Chris Weitz directs.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. (In theaters November 20, 2009)

Here's The Trailer For DEXTER Season 4!

You saw all the teaser posters from our previous news post earlier today HERE, now the trailer for DEXTER Season 4 has premiered at Comic-Con and been posted on Showtime's website! Get your first peek at what we can expect when DEXTER returns to Showtime on September 27th below!



Lithgow looks great, doesn't he?! Also nice to see the return of Keith Carradine as Lundy!

Check out the teaser posters & bobble heads from today's post HERE! See the recent teaser poster from our previous news post HERE. John Lithgow also joins recently announced cast member Courtney Ford. (Read all about Lithgow's casting at our previous news post HERE and Courtney Ford's HERE!) Season 3 hits store shelves on August 18th, while Season 4 will begins airing September 27th on Showtime. DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez and C.S. Lee.

The SAW VI Teaser Trailer Is HERE!

It just premiered at Comic-Con and now it's on-line! Below you'll find the first teaser (and we mean it when we say "tease") for SAW VI, which is due in theaters October 23rd.



Don't forget to check out a clip at THIS link and the awesome "motion" poster at our previous news post HERE!

SAW VI hits theaters October 23rd, 2009. Long time SAW editor Kevin Greutert directs the latest sequel SAW VI which stars Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, Marty Moreau, Karen Cliche, Shawn Mathieson, Melanie Scrofano, James Gilbert, Shawn Ahmed, Janelle Hutchison, Gerry Mendicino, Caroline Cave and Ginger Busch with Tobin Bell returning as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda (both for flashback sequences), as well as Costas Mandylor. We'll keep you posted when the trailer drops!

Visit the official site: http://www.saw6film.com

Paul W.S. Anderson Back For RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE!

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson will be writing and directing the 4th RESIDENT EVIL flick titled RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE. (Anderson helmed the first film and produced & wrote it's sequels. He also ruined the ALIEN & PREDATOR franchises but that's a whole other story.) The director told SHOCK that not only will the new movie be shot in 3D, it will kick off a new trilogy.

He says, "I always envisioned Resident Evil as a trilogy of films and we've been very lucky where it's a trilogy where the audience has built and built. I wanted to kick off a brand new trilogy. I'm really excited we're doing it [in 3-D]. I don't regard it as Resident Evil 4, I regard it as a re-tooling and rebirth of the entire franchise." More quotes at SHOCK's original post HERE!

Milla Jovovich returns and RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is due in theaters September 17, 2010.


More Images From THE HILLS RUN RED!

Several more images have popped up on THE HILLS RUN RED Facebook page! We figured we'd share them with you below! The trailer is set to premiere over at the San Diego Comic Con later this evening, so hopefully it'll appear on-line shortly thereafter. In the meantime, check out these pics and make sure to hit up the Facebook page HERE!











There's another "Babyface" pic at our previous news post HERE. Make sure you check out our exclusive THE HILLS RUN RED interview with director DAVE PARKER! Click HERE or the image below to read it!



Synopsis A film fanatic's obsession with finding a complete print of a classic slasher movie leads him and two friends into the backwoods where the film was shot. They realize too late that filming never ended -- the movie's star, the deformed, murderous BABY FACE, and his twisted family continue to film and kill unsuspecting victims. Now our heroes must survive the nightmarish onslaught or become part of the movie forever.

Directed by Dave Parker from a script by David J. Schow, John Dombrow & John Carchietta, THE HILLS RUN RED stars Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrinck (LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE), William Sadler (THE MIST, "Death" in BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY!), Alex Wyndham and Janet Montgomery (WRONG TURN 3).