5 items from 2009
Between doing server switches and freaking out my fellow Fango staffers (and countless others) with my love of Joe Dante's Gremlins this week, a bunch of news rolled in that we didn't get a chance to cover for you in the past few days. Usually when we do the"In Brief" we limit the coverage to horror films only, but this time we're throwing in a little bit of everything, including several event listings.
So here's our latest roundup of bite-sized nuggets of horror news from Fango and around the 'net.
Los Angeles' first annual Vampire-con, which we've been following regularly has unveiled the lineup for their film festival. They'll be showing Count Yorga: Vampire, The Lost Boys, Midnight Son, The Velvet Vampire, and Tony Scott's The Hunger. The screenings feature special guests, panels and more. Visit http://www.vampire-con.com for all the details. After months of rumors and spectulation, »
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Many of you may not be familiar with the name Rick Sloane right off the top of your head. If you ever watched "Mystery Science Theater 3000" or USA Network's "Up All Night", chances are you're familiar with his work. Heck, without Sloane's cinematic output, the programmers of "USA Up All Night" would have had around fourteen empty hours they'd have had to fill with umpteenth repeats of Zapped Again!, Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, Dr.Alien, and the (the title escapes me) one about the leprechaun that grants the horny teenagers wish about getting into the pants of the girl of his dreams only to find himself shrunk down to near microscopic size inside of her vagina clinging to her pubic hairs for dear life. You don't see stuff like that every day.
Because you demanded it! And by you I mean someone you don't know. Look. Someone somewhere out there demanded it. Was it you? Because if we find out the rest of us are going to come to your house. Let he who demanded a Hobgoblins 2 and a 20th Anniversary special edition DVD of the original speak up now. I'm waiting.
The original Hobgoblins may be more (in)famous for having been riffed on by "Mystery Science Theater 3000" that it is for its own bad movie merits. That still did not deter filmmaker Rick Sloane from making a sequel to his notorious 1988 horror comedy about ancient critters that look like fanged angora throw pillows from hell that escape from their film vault prison and raise hell as only one would expect from fuzzy murderous muppet monsters with hallucinatory powers that can make unsuspecting victims believe their wildest fantasies are coming true. »
• The new Micro Werks DVD outfit gave Fango the scoop on cover art and details for new special-edition discs (coming June 23) of Rick Sloane’s notorious Gremlins knockoff Hobgoblins (a Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite) and his new sequel Hobgoblins 2. The first flick has been digitally remastered in widescreen, and the follow-up “shot in 35mm and made to look painstakingly identical to the original,” per the company.
Extras on Hobgoblins include:
• Audio commentary by writer/director Sloane
• Hobgoblins: The Making of a Disasterpiece documentary
• Interviews with the original cast
• Still gallery
• Remastered 35mm trailer
Hobgoblins 2 comes with:
• Audio commentary by Sloane
• Making-of featurette with cast interviews
• Deleted scenes
• Still gallery
• 35mm theatrical trailer
Retail price is $14.98 each. Micro Werks (which has yet to set up an official website) also has five discs in Johnny Legend’s The Vampire Chronicles series streeting on the 23rd for $9.98 each. The contents are »
Who doesn't love cute, adorable, fuzzy little amimaws? Hobgoblins 2 is out! These vicious, evil, vile litttle fuzzies are the best/worst pet in the world. Just as cute as the vermin in Critters, Ghoulies, Gremlins, and Troll, Hobgoblins just beg to be hugged to death.
In the new sequel to one of the worst films of all time by Rick Sloane, young Kevin is once again a victim the nasty old curse of the Hobgoblins. Kevin has to help old Mr. McCreedy break out of a mental hospital in order to save his friends before the Hobgoblins can create their wildest fantasies and worst fears. Hobgoblins 2 Stars Josh Mills, Sabrina Bolin, Jason Buuck, Jordana Berliner, Josh Green, Roland Esquivel and Chanel Ryan. Watch the trailer...
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5 items from 2009
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