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With the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention kicking off later this week, we thought this would be a perfect time to give all you Midwest genre fans a look at all the happenings going down at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (Rosemont, Il) from Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th.
And if you’ll be attending Flashback Weekend, be sure and say hi as Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson will be on hand co-hosting alongside Steve “Capone” Prokopy from Ain’t It Cool News and Wgn Radio’s Nick Digilio, and will also be bringing some horror goodies to share throughout the weekend!
Friday, August 8, 2014
12:00Pm – 8:00Pm Registration Booth Open
3:00Pm – 8:45Pm Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)
4:00Pm – 8:45Pm Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
5:00Pm Robert Englund Freddy Krueger Makeup Photo-Ops (Balmoral Room)* Line-up according to your assigned number outside of Balmoral »
- Jonathan James
Grindhouse Releasing, the company founded by Academy Award winning editor Bob Murawski and the late Sage Stallone has announced that they will be releasing Blu-ray versions of both Cannibal Holocaust and The Beyond. This news is huge for not only Blu-ray collectors, but Ital-horror fans in particular. Grindhouse, led by Murawski’s attention to detail and quest for excellence, is known for putting out the most high quality of transfers. Earlier this year they released spaghetti western The Big Gundown, to high critical praise for its quality.
It’s unclear now if these new Blu’s will have new special features or will simply port over special features from their original DVD’s released by Grindhouse.
To keep up to date on all of the news about these releases and all Grindhouse goings-on, visit GrindhouseReleasing.com
- Kristy Jett
Censorship standards have become looser over the years in some ways but much stricter in others. Some types of violence and nudity are easier to get away with – for example if one can prove that it’s being done in a comedic or satirical fashion, it is more likely to be allowed. But if the violence is exploitative or too realistic, it is an entirely different story. There are films from years past that got away with extremely brutal, realistic, graphic acts of violence and or exploitative nudity that would very likely raise more than a few red flags by today’s standards. With that in mind, we have put together a list of five titles that would likely never be released today!
This film is still notorious for the zest with which it exposed young children to a nude Julie Brown dancing around her room while putting »
- Tyler Doupe
3 items from 2014
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