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14 items from 2012


Watch Barbara Steele Go Kind of Crazy in 'The Butterfly Room’s' New Trailer

18 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

After watching the tense trailer for  Jonathan Zarantonello's The Butterfly Room you have to ask yourself, what kind of parent would leave their child in the hands of Barbara Steele? It's bad news for little girls and their dolls.

The cast is a who’s who of women in horror including Camille Keaton, Adrienne King, P.J. Soles, Heather Langenkamp, Erin Leehrsen and Barbara freakin’ Steele. It’s like a scream queen convention in movie form.

A few years back I spoke very briefly with Camille Keaton about her small role in The Butterfly Room and what she told me is a total spoiler, so click here to read her interview at your own risk.

As a fan of any movie that involves psychotic women, especially one that puts so many crazy women together on one screen, it looks pretty amazing. Read the synopsis and watch the trailer:

Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, »

- Sara Castillo

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Another Trailer for The Butterfly Room Flutters In

17 December 2012 2:10 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yet another new trailer for the upcoming film The Butterfly Room starring Barbara Steele, Heather Langenkamp, and Ray Wise is here, hot and ready. Take a second to check out this latest sliver of indie goodness.

Also starring are P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Erica Leerhsen, Camille Keaton, and James Karen. The film is directed by Jonathan Zarantonello.

Watch the latest trailer below, and for more information check out the official website for The Butterfly Room.

Synopsis

Ann, a reclusive, elegant lady with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother-daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections.

Confronted by Alice's other lady friends, Ann's shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre »

- Uncle Creepy

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Jonathan Zarantonello’s The Butterfly Room: Official Trailer & Poster!

16 December 2012 9:32 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

I just realized this is the first horror movie where the only blood you see is menstrual blood... Great, great Barbara Steele. The Butterfly Room movie comes from director Jonathan Zarantonello and has an awesome cast on board – this is pretty stupid way to start a report, ’cause I’m sure that horror-fans already know all that. But, today I’m here to share one completely new trailer, poster and some images from the whole thing, so make sure you check it out!

Written and directed by Jonathan Zarantonello, The Butterfly Room is described as a dark tale of a manipulative young girl, an eccentric older woman and a horrible secret which connects them.

What’s definitely great abot Zarantonello’s movie is that it stars horror legend Barbara Steele in the leading role, while the rest of the cast also includes Erica Leehrsen, Heather Langenkamp, Camille Keaton, P.J. Soles, »

- Jeanne Standal

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Thn Interviews ‘Hate Crime’ Director James Cullen Bressack

7 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The suitably creepy month of October allowed Thn to attend Manchester’s cult and horror film festival Grimmfest. Amongst the host of classic and contemporary genre offerings (some great, some gash – all gory), one film this Thn contributor struggled with was James Cullen Bressack’s home-invasion shocker Hate Crime (read our review here). The film is in no way bad in filmmaking terms, it’s actually one of the few found-footage efforts that makes sense and works but it is brutal and more’s the warning, will disturb, disgust and outrage many with its realistic approach to horror that sadly reflects pain and suffering as part of human nature.

Centred on a loving Jewish family celebrating their son and brother Alex’s 13th Birthday, what follows over the course of the next 75 minutes will live long in the memory, providing you last that long. Thn were lucky enough to put »

- Craig Hunter

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Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #One

10 November 2012 12:34 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Grindhouse Aficionado… Bringing you the best of Grindhouse cinema (without the sticky floors).

This months Triple Feature: Fight For Your Life, Thriller- A Cruel Picture, and I Spit On Your Grave.

Exploitation films have been with us since cinema’s infancy. Take for example this tag line from a poster, circa 1895, that is promoting their latest “Moving Picture”.

The Wonderful Mutoscope showing

Moving Picures Photgraphed From Life

Drop nickel in slot-Keep turning crank to the right,

And you will see

How the Porto Rican Girls Entertain Uncle Sam’s Soldiers.

Flash forward eighty five years and you see this tag line on a movie poster in front of a Grindhouse on 42nd St.

This Woman Has Just Chopped, Crippled And Mutilated Four Men Beyond Recognition….

But No Jury In America Would Ever Convict Her!

I Spit On Your Grave

Aka

Day Of The Woman

The term “Grindhouse”, is possibly culled from a myriad of sources. »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Ten Graphic, Glorious, Gory Deaths!

31 October 2012 12:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We know it by many names – All Hallows Eve, Samhain, and, of course, Halloween – but 31st October means one thing only: the horror genre (and its many victims) will be done to death. Yes, tonight’s the night we like to kick back with a good scary movie, providing the pesky trick or treaters outside will leave us alone to enjoy the terror in peace.

To celebrate this year’s ‘night of the creeps’, we’ve decided to take a look at the horror deaths that shocked and disgusted with good old fashioned bloodshed and gore. So check out Thn’s countdown of the greatest, goriest deaths ever.

Not for the weak of heart (or indeed, stomach)…

Maniac (1980) dir. William Lustig

I told you not to go out tonight didn’t I? Every time you go out, this kind of thing happens.

The late, great character actor Joe Spinell headlined this gritty low-budget exploitation-thriller, »

- Craig Hunter

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New Trailer for The Butterfly Room Flutters Online

12 October 2012 1:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A sleek new website and trailer have just come online for the upcoming film The Butterfly Room. And when you see a cast that features names like Barbara Steele, Heather Langenkamp and Ray Wise, you know you've got to give it a look.

In addition to the actors listed above, you'll also see P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Erica Leerhsen, Camille Keaton and James Karen. How's that for an impressive cast? The film is directed by Jonathan Zarantonello. The movie won Dresden's Cinestrange and the Youth Award at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and is now screening in Sitges, where Barbara Steele has handed out the Méliès d'Or prize for Best European Fantastic Film.

Check out the trailer below and for more information check out the official website for The Butterfly Room.

Synopsis

Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. »

- Doctor Gash

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Tiff 2012: Exclusive Lords of Salem Interview with Director Rob Zombie

13 September 2012 4:35 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If there is one horror director who is unafraid of taking major risks in Hollywood, it has to be Rob Zombie, and he proved his level of fearlessness at the recent Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his latest horror film, The Lords of Salem, to a fueled-up crowd!

The Lords of Salem (review) was no exception since it has been dividing audiences with its slow-burning, non-narrative and visceral-heavy elements; and critics and viewers have both equally praised and trashed the film that is unlike any other film Zombie has done before.

Dread Central had the chance to attend a roundtable interview with the charismatic director at the festival to talk about his latest project, his battle with the studio system and his reasons behind making the abstract Lords of Salem in the first place.

When asked if his script and vision for the film were already pre-meditated, Zombie candidly »

- Serena Whitney

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Latest Poster for The Butterfly Room is Ready to Beat You Down

6 April 2012 5:59 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Sledgehammers should be in every mother’s arsenal of parental weaponry. A good whack across the knees and kids will surely listen to every word you have to say. Below you’ll find the latest poster for Jonathan Zarantonello’s “The Butterfly Room”, which features Barbara Steele wielding the aforementioned hammer in an insanely menacing fashion. The film, which also stars Ray Wise, Heather Langenkamp, P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, James Karen, and Camille Keaton, explores the tumultuous relationship between a young girl and a creepy recluse. As you can probably imagine, things eventually get a pretty weird. For more information, check out the film’s official Facebook page. If you missed the teaser trailer we posted a while back, it has been included, as well »

- Todd Rigney

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Barbara Steele Front, Center, and Deadly on New Butterfly Room Art

5 April 2012 4:04 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just seeing the great Barbara Steele on a one-sheet for a new movie is enough to give this writer butterflies in the old stomach, and that's exactly what we get with this latest slice of artwork. Dig it!

Directed by Jonathan Zarantonello, The Butterfly Room boasts a cast that includes Barbara Steele, Ray Wise, Heather Langenkamp, Camille Keaton, Pj Soles, Adrienne King and James Karen. How's that for a who's who of horror stars? Add to that effects done by the Academy Award winning Afx Studio, and you've got quite the powerhouse of a project. Follow updates on The Butterfly Room Facebook page.

Synopsis

The movie stars Barbara Steele (Black Sunday, 8 1/2) as Ann, a reclusive elegant lady with an obsession for butterflies. She is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother-daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Butterfly Room to Premiere in Brussels - New Stills!

9 March 2012 12:54 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The highly anticipated film The Butterfly Room is finally out of post-production and ready to fly. With an amazing cast full of genre legends, The Butterfly Room will debut at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and is looking for an autumn 2012 domestic release.

Directed by Jonathan Zarantonello, The Butterfly Room boasts a cast that includes Barbara Steele, Ray Wise, Heather Langenkamp, Camille Keaton, Pj Soles, Adrienne King and James Karen. How's that for a who's who of horror stars? Add to that effects done by the Academy Award winning Afx Studio, and you've got quite the powerhouse of a project. Follow updates on The Butterfly Room Facebook page, and dig the very impressive teaser trailer below.

Synopsis

The movie stars Barbara Steele (Black Sunday, 8 ½) as Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies. She is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, »

- Doctor Gash

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Trailer for The Butterfly Room Lands on the Web

6 March 2012 11:45 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's been a couple of years since last we spoke about Jonathan Zarantonello's new film The Butterfly Room, but it's never left our radar - if only because of its incredible genre-heavy cast. Read on for the trailer and more.

Four generations of scream queens - Camille Keaton, P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Heather Langenkamp, and Erica Leerhsen - star along with Ray Wise, Joe Dante (yes, that Joe Dante), and the great James Karen.

Synopsis

Alice is an eleven-year-old girl who entices women in their sixties; by trickeries she makes friend with them, until becoming the cure for their “empty nest syndrome”. And once she’s become part of their lives, once they can’t live without her, she benefits by asking for tips that gradually become actual fees.

A small price to pay to feel like mothers again...

But one day she meets the wrong lady. One day she meets Ann. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Video: Teaser Trailer for The Butterfly Room is Here

6 March 2012 6:58 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The teaser for The Butterfly Room - a film we first alerted you to last year - made its premiere at the Film4 FrightFest at the Glasgow Film Theater, packed with horror fans.  The 100 second clip shows how pinning butterflies can be a very dangerous hobby...

The movie is an all female dark fairy tale, featuring Barbara Steele, Heather Langenkamp, Erica Leerhsen, P.J. Soles, Camille Keaton and Adrienne King on screen together for the first time.  For a full synopsis, follow this link!

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- ryanrotten@shocktillyoudrop.com (Ryan Turek)

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Recognizing Women in Horror Year Round

1 March 2012 12:22 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

February was Women in Horror Recognition Month and there are plenty of women that we recognize in horror year round.

Consider the “Scream Queens” we all know and love—Michelle Bauer, Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Linnea Quigley, Marilyn Burns, Elsa Lanchester, Brinke Stevens, Camille Keaton, Sybil Danning, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Steele, Fay Wray, and Beverly Garland.

But there are countless other women, actresses, writers, directors, who you may not know and don’t get proper recognition.

Here's a short list of some female directors that deserve to be mentioned.

Barbara Peters - Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

Katt Shea - Stripped To Kill (1987), Dance Of The Damned (1988), Poison Ivy (1992)

Ida Lupino - The Hitch Hiker (1953)

Elizabeth Fies - The Commune (2009)

Jennifer Chambers Lynch - Boxing Helena (1993)

Fran Robel Kuzui - Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1992)

Kei Fujiwara - Organ (1996)

Antonia Bird - Ravenous (1999)

Jen and Sylvia Soska »

- admin

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