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15 items from 2014


Retro Horror Film Marathon at Pike Drive-In Theater to Include House of Dark Shadows & House by the Lake

11 August 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In about one month, horror hounds will gather in the glow of the silver screen at Vandergrift, Pa’s Drive-In Super Monster-Rama, but the celluloid celebration doesn’t stop there. The following weekend, about three hours north of Vandergrift in the town of Montgomery, Pa, another retro horror show is taking place at the Pike Drive-in Theater.

Held on September 19th and 20th, four old-school horror films will play in 35mm color at the Pike Drive-In Theater, highlighted by an extremely rare and high quality 35 mm print of 1970′s House of Dark Shadows, which will make it the first time in decades that the vampire movie based on Dan CurtisDark Shadows TV show has played at a drive-in theater. Also included in the film lineup is a rare, uncut 35 mm print of 1976′s UK horror flick, The House by the Lake, aka Death Weekend, as well as the 1966 cult favorite War Between the Planets. »

- Derek Anderson

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Guillermo del Toro brings 'The Strain' to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

27 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After live-blogs for "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Following," it's time for the final Hall H panel of Comic-Con 2014. It's Guillermo del Toro and company taking the stage for FX's "The Strain," which will be preceded by a screening on Sunday (July 27) night's episode, which was one of my favorites so far, featuring some jaw-droopingly gross moments, as well as a hilarious sequence for Corey Stoll's wig. Apparently this is the first TV show ever to be paneled in Hall H during its first season. Who knew? Click through for the highlights... 2:37 p.m. Panel time! Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan are introducing our panelists: Ben Hyland, Jack Kesey, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Sean Astin (or "The adorable, cuddly Sean Astin," as Guillermo introduces him),  David Bradley ("He's open for wedding planning if you need anything," del Toro jokes), Mia Maestro and Corey Stoll. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: 'The Strain' co-creator Guillermo de Toro on vicious vampires, erotic vampires and FX vampires

22 July 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Monday's (July 21) Television Critics Association press tour panel for "The Strain," Guillermo del Toro was asked about Bleak House, the supplementary residence he purchased to serve as a museum of sorts for his vast collection of toys, props, books and memorabilia mostly relating to his beloved horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres. "Well, I have the same restraint collecting that I have eating," del Toro cracked.  The "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Blade II" director has always enjoyed joking about his appetites, which extend beyond eating and collecting into intellectual and conversational realms as well. If, for example, you want to talk fairy tales with del Toro, you have to be prepared to discuss varied international histories for certain stories, while bringing in Bruno Bettelheim as well. Last week, I posted a brief-ish report from a day on the set of del Toro's "Crimson Peak," just a sampling from the nearly two »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Tyburn Films: British Horror’s last line of Defence

4 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

1976 saw the publication of John Brosnan’s excellent book The Horror People. Written during the summer of 1975, it makes interesting reading 40 years down the line. Those who feature prominently in the book – Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Jack Arnold, Michael Carreras, Sam Arkoff, Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson and Milton Subotsky – were still alive, as were Ralph Bates, Mario Bava, Jimmy Carreras, John Carradine, Dan Curtis, John Gilling, Robert Fuest, Michael Gough, Val Guest, Ray Milland, Robert Quarry and Michael Ripper, all of whom were given a mention. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Junior, Michael Reeves and James H Nicholson were not long dead. Hammer, Amicus and American International Pictures were still in existence. George A Romero had yet to achieve his prominence and Stephen King wasn’t even heard of!

Brosnan devoted a chapter to a new British company called Tyburn Films. Founded by the charismatic and ambitious Kevin Francis, »

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Bryan Fuller Reveals More Hannibal Season 3 Details!

29 June 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

This week, Bryan Fuller won two Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

His current television series, Hannibal, tied for Best Network Television Series with Revolution, and Fuller himself won the Dan Curtis Legacy Award.

When Fuller came back into the press room to pose with his awards, Shock Till You Drop landed a one on one with him to talk about Hannibal. »

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Exclusive: Hannibal Season 3 Timeline Discussed, Bryan Fuller on the Future of the Series

29 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

This week, Bryan Fuller won two Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. His current television series, Hannibal, tied for Best Network Television Series with Revolution, and Fuller himself won the Dan Curtis Legacy Award. When Fuller came back into the press room to pose with his awards, Shock Till You Drop landed a one on one with him to talk about Hannibal. I’ve been into the first two seasons of the Red Dragon prequel, and Fuller has said publicly that the third season will incorporate the books Hannibal and Hannibal Rising into its storylines. Since we’re still pre-Francis Dolarhyde, that changes things up a bit.

The post Exclusive: Hannibal Season 3 Timeline Discussed, Bryan Fuller on the Future of the Series appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Saturn Awards: A Genre Reunion and More Gold for ‘Gravity’

27 June 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“It’s like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah” said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Castaway in Burbank to excite the fanboys and auotgraph seekers outside, whose plaintive cries of “Ernie!” went mostly unheeded by Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson.

Among the actors at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ annual bash: Malcolm McDowell; Chloe Grace Moretz (winner in the Performance by a Younger Actor in a film category for “Carrie”); Lance Henriksen; helmer Robert Rodriguez, a slew of “Walking Dead” thesps including Michael Rooker, Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs; and Brad Dourif — not quite Hall H at Comic-Con, but enough to launch a thousand selfies. The actors’ reunions, as old friendships were rekindled, took care of the Bar Mitzvah piece.

But “Breaking Bad” executive producer Mark Johnson caught another side of »

- David S. Cohen

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Saturn Awards: A Genre Reunion and More Gold for ‘Gravity’

27 June 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“It’s like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah” said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Castaway in Burbank to excite the fanboys and auotgraph seekers outside, whose plaintive cries of “Ernie!” went mostly unheeded by Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson.

Among the actors at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films’ annual bash: Malcolm McDowell; Chloe Grace Moretz (winner in the Performance by a Younger Actor in a film category for “Carrie”); Lance Henriksen; helmer Robert Rodriguez, a slew of “Walking Dead” thesps including Michael Rooker, Melissa McBride and Chandler Riggs; and Brad Dourif — not quite Hall H at Comic-Con, but enough to launch a thousand selfies. The actors’ reunions, as old friendships were rekindled, took care of the Bar Mitzvah piece.

But “Breaking Bad” executive producer Mark Johnson caught another side of »

- David S. Cohen

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Someone Has a Bone to Pick With Dan Curtis' Dracula

27 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sometimes in this business we end up writing our own synopses for films. The good folks over at VideoETA have done so for Dan ("Dark Shadows") Curtis and Dan Curtis' Dracula, and it's pretty... well... see for yourself!

"This version of the Transylvanian count talks more and is ugly to boot; Van Helsing gets him."

We hereby nominate VideoETA to write all synopses from here on out.

Official Synopsis

Academy Award winner Jack Palance stars in this terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel Dracula, written for the screen by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson ("The Twilight Zone," I Am Legend, Duel) and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis ("Dark Shadows," Trilogy of Terror, The Winds of War).

Palance (City Slickers, Batman, Shane, Contempt) is Count Dracula, whose centuries-old existence is threatened after he attacks the lovely Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis; Dr. Phibes Rises Again), and her fiance (Simon Ward; "The Tudors, »

- Steve Barton

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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cheap Thrills, Sleepaway Camp, Death Spa

26 May 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After the long holiday weekend, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and for us, that includes keeping you guys updated on all the great horror, sci-fi and thriller movies making their home video bow this week.

On May 27th, Robert Hiltzik’s cult classic slasher Sleepaway Camp finally makes its high definition debut courtesy of the fine folks at Scream Factory. We’re also seeing the release of Dan CurtisDracula and Death Spa from Mpi Home Video and E.L. Katz’s superb Cheap Thrills is also arriving on DVD and Blu-ray for those of you who may have missed it earlier this year. This week we’re also getting a pair of disaster flicks, the latest from Danny Trejo (the hardest working man in Hollywood) and actor/director Joe Swanberg as well as a few more titles that should definitely be of interest to genre fans. »

- Heather Wixson

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Saturn Awards to Honor Malcolm McDowell, Bryan Fuller

14 May 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will present special awards to Malcolm McDowell, Bryan Fuller, Gregory Nicotero and Marc Cushman at this year’s 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

McDowell will be presented with the Life Career Award for his roles in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi thriller “A Clockwork Orange,” “O Lucky Man,” “Royal Flash,” Paul Schrader’s “Cat People,” and “Star Trek: Generations.”

Executive producer and writer of NBC’s “Hannibal,” Fuller joins the list with the Dan Curtis Legacy Award, which is annually presented in honor of legendary producer and director Dan Curtis (“Dark Shadows”).

Special make-up FX creator Nicotero will be honored with the George Pal Memorial Award. He is the co-founder of K.N.B. Effects Group and has worked on projects including “Day of the Dead,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” “The Green Mile,” “Kill Bill, Volume 1 & 2” and “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Nicotero is also »

- Nikara Johns

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Dan Curtis’ Dracula Gets The Blu-ray Treatment

3 May 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Those of us lucky enough to have been blossoming horror fans in the early 70′s owe a huge debt to Dan Curtis. His TV shows and movies are what we cut our horror teeth on. Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker, Burnt Offerings, Trilogy of Terror, I mean holy shit.

One of his “made for TV” movies from 1974 is heading to Blu-ray. Dracula starring the one and only Jack Palance!

Here are the details:

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- Dave Dreher

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Dan Curtis' Dracula Puts the Bite on Blu-ray

2 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There have been many great actors to portray Count Dracula over the passing decades, and in case you forgot Jack Palance donned the fangs and cape for Dan ("Dark Shadows") Curtis in Dan Curtis' Dracula, it's heading to Blu-ray this month.

From the Press Release

Academy Award winner Jack Palance stars in this terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel Dracula, written for the screen by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson ("The Twilight Zone," I Am Legend, Duel) and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis ("Dark Shadows," Trilogy of Terror, The Winds of War).

Palance (City Slickers, Batman, Shane, Contempt) is Count Dracula, whose centuries-old existence is threatened after he attacks the lovely Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis; Dr. Phibes Rises Again), and her fiance (Simon Ward; "The Tudors," "Young Winston") calls in famed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Nigel Davenport; A Man for All Seasons, Mary, Queen of Scots) to investigate. »

- Steve Barton

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Dan Curtis’ Dracula is Coming to Blu-ray

1 May 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mpi Home Video has announced that they’ve given Dan CurtisDracula a high definition upgrade and will be bringing the 1974 horror movie to Blu-ray on May 27th:

“Academy Award winner Jack Palance stars in this terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel Dracula, written for the screen by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, I Am Legend, Duel) and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows, Trilogy of Terror, The Winds of War). Palance (City Slickers, Batman, Shane, Contempt) is Count Dracula, whose centuries-old existence is threatened after he attacks the lovely Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis, Dr. Phibes Rises Again), and her fiance (Simon Ward, The Tudors, Young Winston) calls in famed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Nigel Davenport, A Man for All Seasons; Mary, Queen of Scots) to investigate.

Originally shown on CBS-tv in 1974, Dan CurtisDracula has long been considered among the »

- Jonathan James

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I Am Legend: The Greatest Vampire Movie Never Made

5 January 2014 4:25 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The death of Richard Matheson on 22 June 2013 marked the end of an amazing career as a novelist and screenwriter. His most enduring legacy will always be as the author of I Am Legend, arguably one of the finest vampire novels ever written. Considered ‘the very peak of paranoid science fiction,’ Matheson’s groundbreaking debut novel is one of the few contemporary vampire stories that came close to the literary excellence of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

With plans of a sequel to the Will Smith misfire I Am Legend (2007) being seriously considered by filmmakers, there is only one thing that fans of Matheson’s outstanding post apocalyptic work are asking “when is there going to be a Proper film version of the book?”

Published in 1954, I Am Legend tells the terrifying tale of Robert Neville, the sole survivor of a mysterious airborne virus that has turned everyone, including his wife Virginia and best friend Ben Cortman, »

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