6 items from 2008
What's up Fango Fiends, Gore Whores, and other assorted freaks? Psycho Bunny is here for yet another look back at the last 7 days of horror, all wrapped-up in a tasty little basket. Before you get ready to feast on that turkey this week (if you're in the 'States), feast on all of this... Fangoria Features:
Twilight Rising Chainsaws are a girl's best friend- a look at the first Fangoria Spooksmodel, Shannon Lark
Dracula (1931) - From Unkillable Classics The Graphic Nature of Graphic Art - From The Art Of Horror
Gothique chapeaux for the femme fatale - From Cult Couture
Film/DVD/TV/General Horror News:
Twilight rakes in $35.7 million on Friday
Vampire Killers bitten by YouTube
Repo! continues to roll along
Tattoo grue in Vs. The Dead
Death Stop Holocaust site goes live
Timothy Olyphant gets Crazies for remake
Masters of Italian Horror doin’ Fango La & Chicago cons
The latest vehicle for Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy (a.k.a. Jacinto Molina) started shooting recently in Galicia, Spain, and marks yet another departure in his varied four-decade career. It sees him receiving the same treatment as another international horror icon, Boris Karloff in Mad Monster Party?—namely, being transformed into a stop-motion puppet.
The Apostle (O APÓSTOLO) is an animated feature-length film combining “terror, humor and fantasy” in the Gothic style of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, though the producers tell Fango that visually, the production is taking inspiration from the likes of Roman Polanski’s The Fearless Vampire Killers and Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. The plot concerns an escaped convict and his attempts to recover loot which he hid years before in a decrepit house in an isolated, fog-bound village. Murderous old yokels, strange disappearances, ghosts, a weird priest, the shadow of bubonic plague, a sinister old »
Fango got the details on the fourth annual South African Horrorfest, which gets underway October 30 and stretches until November 6 at The Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town). As always, the fest (organized by Fango scribe Paul Blom) is a mix of old, new, rare, indie and cult films, many of them making their debuts on African screens.
Yearly traditions remain intact, as there will be a silent classic with live concert accompaniment, a Halloween dress-up and the Shadow Realm short film collection. While screening times and exact dates have yet to be announced, the full lineup consists of:
• Shadow Realm Short Film Collection: A variety of horror minimovies from all around the globe, screened in three feature-length blocks on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.
We have the full list of the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia 2008 award winners. Among those taking home prizes was "Surveillance," a film by Jennfier Chambers Lynch which captured the Best Motion Picture award. Lynch writes alongside Kent Harper, the crime drama/thriller which stars Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James and Ryan Simpkins. Also taking significant awards was Brian Cox for his work on "Red," Fernando Meilelles' "Blindness" drama starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo and "Let the Right One In." What is Sitges? The number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. As announced, here are the winners announced by Sitges: Surveillance, by Jennifer Lynch, Best »
You may recall a few months back we gave you guys the first word on Plaguers, a new sci-fi/horror hybrid from Death Factory director Brad Sykes. If you don’t, well then hit the “Plaguers” link above and get reading! We’ll wait…
All done? All right, then; this morning Sykes dropped us a line again with more updates, including the first look at the film’s poster, and a boatload of new stills that make up for the fact that, honestly, the poster’s not so great.
He also delivered the good news that Plaguers just got accepted into Spain’s Estepona Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, which is being hosted by Spanish legend Paul Naschy. The official Plaguers site is fully functioning now as well, so be sure to check it out when you’re not “working”.
- Johnny Butane
The story starts when Luisa Llorente, an expert in building appraisal, disappears shortly after moving to the mysterious Victorian mansion owned by the Valdemar family. The owner of Luisa’s company hires someone to find the appraiser, but soon they find out that he was not the only disappearance...
Apparently the story has some history in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, but I couldn’t find out if it was inspired by the man or based on an actual story. No matter the case, Spanish legend Paul Naschy stars in it, so that’s good enough for me!
Head over to Aullidos to see all the pics from La Herencia de Valdemar!
- Johnny Butane
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6 items from 2008
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