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6 items from 2012


Legendary Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Added to Son of Monsterpalooza Guest List

13 September 2012 12:14 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Now here’s some cool news coming out of the Son of Monsterpalooza convention. None other than Metallica's Kirk Hammett has been added to the celebrity guest roster that will be appearing at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center on October 26-28.

Hammett will be signing copies of his book, Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection. He's being added to an already stellar lineup of guests, a sample of which is listed below.

Other guests include Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead), Lisa Marie (Ed Wood, Mars Attacks! ), Stephen Lack (Scanners, Dead Ringers), George"The Animal" Steele (WWF Wrestler, Ed Wood), Veronica Cartwright (Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Lori Cardille (Day of the Dead), Ashlynn Yennie (Human Centipede 1 and 2), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel I & II), Howard Sherman (Day of the Dead) and many more. Vendors on hand will be selling original art, t-shirts, DVDs, masks, model kits and much more! Also scheduled are special presentations, »

- Doctor Gash

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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

28 August 2012 1:46 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore, »

- Zac Gille

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Son of Monsterpalooza Festival Planned for October 26-28 in Burbank

6 July 2012 3:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What do you get when you cross the wildly popular Monsterpalooza festival with the Halloween season? You get Son of Monsterpalooza, a brand new fest that will rise on October 26-28 at the Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center.

Son of Monsterpalooza will feature celebrity guests, presentations, amazing artists, unique vendors, cool contests and a walk through a ghostly experience called "The Haunted Halls."

The lineup of guests currently includes: Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Near Dark), Stephen Lack (Scanners Dead Ringers), Lisa Marie (Mars Attacks! , Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes), Veronica Cartwright (Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Howard Sherman (Day of the Dead, Tales from the Darkside), Gaylen Ross (Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead), Catherine Mary Stewart (Night of the Comet, The Last Starfighter), Lori Cardille (Day of the Dead, Tales from the Darkside), John Amplas (Creepshow, Martin, Knightriders), Jenny Wright (Near Dark, I Madman, The Lawnmower Man »

- Doctor Gash

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David Cronenberg Marathon: ‘Scanners’ much more than exploding heads

2 May 2012 9:26 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scanners

Directed by David Cronenberg

Written by David Cronenberg

1981, Canada

In the early stages of Cronenberg’s career, he established himself as a prolific director of horror films by splicing his features with science fiction elements.  His efforts in creating a new sub-genre went unnoticed until his seventh film, Scanners.

At the time of its release, Scanners did not receive a lot of critical acclaim, but became successful enough for Cronenberg to break into Hollywood.  For film fans, its classic yet graphic scenes are now part of 1980′s cinema that saw him with fellow director Paul Verhoeven define the era with their now-cult films (Robocop, Total Recall, The Fly).

Scanners follows Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack), who is mysteriously captured by defence and weapon company ConSec.  Unbeknowst to him, he is a Scanner: an individual who has unexplained telepathic powers – and he is not the only one in the world.  He »

- Katie Wong

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Another Cool Robert Pattinson/Cosmopolis Trailer

19 April 2012 1:50 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer, Cosmopolis Robert Pattinson's multibillionaire Eric Packer doesn't go on and on about wanting a haircut in this new Cosmopolis trailer — yes, another new Cosmopolis trailer. (Please scroll down.) This a more philosophical trailer, with cosmic statements such as "I smell sex all over you." Pattinson's reaction to that is priceless. And are they watching snuff films (minus the sex) at one point? [Check out another Cosmopolis trailer.] Now, this latest Cosmopolis trailer also offers a better look at the various supporting actors in the film. The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche looks particularly impressive. Cronenberg co-wrote the Cosmopolis screenplay with Don DeLillo, the author of the novel on which the film is based. In addition to Pattinson and Binoche, Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, Sideways / Cinderella Man's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown / In America's Samantha Morton, Resident Evil: Retribution / I Am Number Four's Kevin Durand, »

- Zac Gille

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Awesome Cosmopolis Trailer: Robert Pattinson/David Cronenberg

18 April 2012 11:53 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis "I wanna a haircut," says Robert Pattinson's multibillionaire Eric Packer — sounding like a petulant, spoiled brat with too much power and all-too-mundane needs — at the beginning of the newly released Cosmopolis trailer. (Please scroll down.) But mere human power has its limits. What will Packer become when there's "no more money" and "no more sex" and "no more power"? What would any of us become, especially if we can't get the haircut we want? [Check out another Cosmopolis trailer.] As expected, considering that this is a David Cronenberg movie, the Cosmopolis trailer looks great, Pattinson looks and sounds flawless in the role of the billionaire whose universe is about to be radically rearranged, and the (audible) dialogue sounds as weird as what one gets to hear in real life, e.g., "The logical extension of business is murder" or, again, "I wanna a haircut." No wonder the Cannes Film Festival »

- Andre Soares

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