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13 items from 2011

Hellraiser Comic Cover Reveals a New Look for Kirsty Cotton

1 December 2011 12:55 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Those of you keeping up with the Hellraiser comic series from Boom! Comics know that at least in print the Clive Barker based series is excelling. Simply put, it's fantastic, and so are the new covers for Issue 8, which reveal for the first time a female Pinhead.

The lead character Kirsty Cotton had undergone a slight change...

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Cotton, who has appeared in both the Hellraiser films played by Ashley Laurence and in the original novel Hellbound Heart, has become the new Pinhead, as the traditional character becomes human again. The comic will continue to tell the stories of Kirsty/Pinhead, a new Pinhead in the Hellraiser mythology.

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It's just so saucy, isn't it? Check out the two covers for Issue 8 below courtesy of Bleeding Cool.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Official Trailer for Product of Hate's Unholy Manipulator Starring Ashley Laurence

26 October 2011 4:45 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's not often that we hear about a companion film to a band's Ep, but once we saw the names of the talent involved in Unholy Manipulator, the companion film to the debut Ep from Product of Hate, we knew we had to share it with our readers. Read on, and you'll see what we mean.

Unholy Manipulator stars Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser, Lighting Bug), Tim Lovelace (Mosquito, Bunyan), and Product of Hate, comprised of Adam Gilley- Vocals, Cody Rathbone- Guitar, Gene Rathbone- Lead Guitar, Mark Campbell- Bass, and Mike McGuire- Drums. Look for the full 11-minute short film and a making-of video coming soon.

About the Film:

Are you a product of hate? What defines reality?

These are the questions raised in Unholy Manipulator, the companion film to the debut Ep from Product of Hate. Ashley Laurence stars as herself - appearing as the ass-kicking star of a »

- The Woman In Black

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'Lightning Bug' Review

18 September 2011 8:07 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Jason Lees, MoreHorror.com

Now, it’s not exactly horror, but I think Robert Hall’s 2004 character piece Lightning Bug has something that a die hard horror fan can really get into. It’s a semi-biographical (let’s hope) little movie that really took me by surprise.

In it, Green Graves (Bret Harrison) is a teenage FX prodigy living in Nowhere, Alabama just trying to scrape enough cash together to get to Hollywood, where he’s sure his ability to make pretty damned impressive gore gags will get him to the top. The problem is that he has to overcome his poor white trash status to get there.

What could’ve been a preachy is here handled with absolute honesty, which is especially impressive considering that writer/director Hall was pretty green to cinematic storytelling when he tackled his own biopic. The man had already earned his status as »

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New this Week: ‘Contagion,’ ‘Warrior’ and ‘Hanna (DVD)’

7 September 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a StarNick SwardsonDon JohnsonChristina Ricci

ContagionMatt DamonKate Winslet, Jude Law

WarriorTom HardyNick Nolte, Joel Edgerton

Movie of the Week


The Stars: Tom HardyNick Nolte, Joel Edgerton

The Plot: The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton).

The Buzz: The world is pretty big, and there are a lot of folks out there busy populating it, so I guess it stands to reason that similar stories would crop up, even if they’re both insanely inspirational in their against-all-odds/too-good-to-be-true essence. I am, of course, nodding to the obvious similarities between last year’s (phenomenal »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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Leslie Easterbrook Talks Deception

29 August 2011 4:29 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

While we eagerly await more news on the latest indie effort featuring a genre-centric cast from filmmaker Ruben Rodriguez, Deception, the official website has been updated with a special message from the always lovely Leslie Easterbrook. Check it out.

Deception stars Bill Moseley, Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser, Lightning Bug) and Kim Poirier (Dawn of the Dead, Decoys) along with Paula Garces, and Rosa Blasi. Look for more on this one soon. Dig on the plot crunch below.

Click here for Leslie's message to fans!


On July 13, 1994, the small, coastal Florida town of Madera Verde was christened in blood. Olivia and Victor Mendoza were caught up in the midst of a bitter litigation process. The high-profile case was about to turn over in their favor when, on the night of the town's Founders Day celebration, they were brutally murdered. The killer was never caught.

Over a decade later, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Flashback Weekend 2011: Malcolm McDowell Panel Video Highlights

17 August 2011 6:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Over last weekend, this writer was lucky enough to be one of the co-hosts during the 2011 Flashback Weekend Horror Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Featured Flashback Weekend guests included Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley, Lance Henriksen, Ashley Laurence, Michael Rooker, Scout Taylor-Compton, Kane Hodder and so many, many more!

On Saturday afternoon my fellow Flashback Weekend co-host Dan Digilio (Chicago's Wgn Radio Personality and Film Critic) had the opportunity to sit down with the legendary actor Malcolm McDowell for a candid chat about his experiences making Stanley Kubrick's darkly satirical social commentary A Clockwork Orange, in which McDowell stars as gang leader Alex DeLarge, a delinquent with a penchant for the ultra-violent lifestyle.

Check out the video highlights below from McDowell's panel at Flashback to hear him discuss explicitly his memories of working on A Clockwork Orange and so much more.

For more check out the official Flashback Weekend website. »

- thehorrorchick

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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention Sets its Schedule for This Weekend's Festivities

9 August 2011 4:57 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As a Chicago native, I spent many fond weekends as a fan attending Flashback Weekend so it's an incredible honor for me to be returning to my hometown this weekend to serve as one of the convention's co-hosts. I'll be moderating some panels and running around enjoying all the horror hoopla so if you happen to be there, make sure to look for me and say hi!

And now that the show is just a few days away, we've got the official schedule for Flashback Weekend right here for you fiends. Check out the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention schedule below to get the lowdown on when and where you'll get to see some of your genre favorites including Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, Michael Rooker, Malcolm McDowall, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and so many more!

For those of you who may not have thought to get your tickets in advance, »

- thehorrorchick

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London Film & Comic Con 2011 Pictures

12 July 2011 12:18 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Alex Kingston attends London Film & Comic Con 2011 Day 3.Photo copyright Richard Hurn / PR Photos. Alex Kingston attends London Film & Comic Con 2011 Day 3.Photo copyright Richard Hurn / PR Photos. Alex Kingston attends London Film & Comic Con 2011 Day 3.Photo copyright Richard Hurn / PR Photos. Alex Kingston attends London Film & Comic Con 2011 Day 3.Photo copyright Richard Hurn / PR Photos. Christopher Lambert attends London Film & Comic Con 2011 Day 3.Photo copyright Richard Hurn / PR Photos. 07/10/2011 - Ashley Laurence & Doug Bradley - London Film & Comic Con 2011 - Day 3 - Earls Court - London, UK © Richard Hurn / PR Photos »

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Blu-ray Artwork Debut: Hellbound: Hellraiser II

17 June 2011 6:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Finally someone is doing Hellbound: Hellraiser II justice on Blu-ray high definition! That's right, kids! We've got a glimpse of the upcoming release that's primed and ready to make your suffering legendary ... even in Hell!

Look for the flick in full 1080p glory to be in stores on September 6th from those wonderful loonies over at Image Entertainment. No word on any of the special features yet, but knowing Image, we'd bank on a truly stacked treatment.

In 1988, it emerged as the shocking follow-up to the film that redefined the face of horror. Two decades later, it remains the most brutally original sequel in horror film history. Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence and Kenneth Cranham co-star in this hit sequel from executive producer Clive Barker that experiences the flesh like no other. The time to play has come again: Surrender yourself to the infernal labyrinth of Hellbound: Hellraiser II.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Comic Review: Clive Barker’S Hellraiser #1

25 March 2011 10:41 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

The comic world is seeing a return of many classic movie icons.  Idw is releasing next week the return of  Godzilla (over seen by original creators Toho Co.).  Also, Boom! Studios is releasing two new series that will follow the original movie continuity: Planet of The Apes and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. Clive Barker is a man that needs no introduction.  The world he created in The Hellbound Heart was famously visualized in the 1987 film Hellraiser.  Since that film, the man has remained absent from the world of cenobites, puzzle cubes, and Pinhead.  He now makes his long awaited return in a new series that is the “official” continuation of Barker’s original classic.

Issue #1 opens with a distraught young girl trapped in a room that includes a glass window from which a strange farmer is able to record and view her. When he powers on the lights, she sees »

- Michael Haffner

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Hellraiser Remake Won't Be Retelling Clive Barker's Story

24 February 2011 12:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During the rounds at today's Drive Angry press junket, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, the men in charge of the upcoming Hellraiser Remake, offered new details about plotline of the upcoming movie. Lussier outlined the difference between certain horror remakes, and stated that they will not be retelling Clive Barker's story.

"I think the biggest thing is, and we talked about this a lot recently, is that we have no intention of remaking Clive's movie. Clive's movie is obviously not like remaking My Bloody Valentine, or Happy Birthday to Me, or Terror Train or Prom Night - those are all very specific movies at a specific time with a specific purpose. As fun as they are, and that's not to take away from them, they were clearly business ventures. Hellraiser, obviously, was not. It was a personal story for Clive and Clive is a true artist. It didn't feel »

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This April's Texas Frightmare Weekend Gearing Up to be Huge!

17 February 2011 12:50 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Texas Frightmare Weekend has established itself as one of the biggest and best conventions in the country, stacked top to bottom with some of the genre's biggest stars, and this April they're looking to tear the roof off of the place!

From the Press Release

Texas Frightmare Weekend announced Audition star Eihi Shiina and Tokyo Gore Police director and special effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura are confirmed to attend this year’s edition of the popular horror and genre convention (April 29 – May 1). This will mark the first time that Shiina has made an appearance of this nature in the United States.

They join other high profile recent additions including influential horror and genre author and filmmaker Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Midnight Meat Train), independent filmmaking legend Roger Corman and Tom Six and Dieter Laser, the director and star of last year’s hit and much-talked about cult film The Human Centipede. In addition, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Top 10 religious horror films

31 January 2011 3:01 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Spoiler Laden!

This week, The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, gets released to theaters, and Kevin Smith’s long awaited horror-comedy Red State will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. There’s big money to be found in horror films, and ironically, religion has provided a great deal of source material for the genre. It’s not hard to imagine why, with fights between angels and demons, plagues, vengeful gods, and people rising from the dead (and let’s not go into the similarities between communion and vampirism). Where some find inspiration, others find the darkness. So while we wait for these two new offerings in this holy genre, let me offer these films as the best of the religious horror phenomenon...

10: Demon Knight (1995)

Tales from the Crypt brings us a twist on the Holy Grail legend. William Sadler plays a drifter who is being chased by a demon (Billy Zane »

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