7 items from 2014
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
With the 2014 Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention just right around the corner, legendary special effects artist Robert Kurtzman recently shared some cool photos of the make-up appliances that he’ll be using next weekend when Robert Englund is transformed into Freddy Krueger one last time.
And for those of you who may have missed the original announcement, Englund will be appearing in full Freddy Krueger make-up for one final time, courtesy of Kurtzman who will be doing the Freddy make-up application himself on Friday, August 8th. Fans in attendance at Flashback Weekend will also have the opportunity to take their picture with Robert Englund in his full Freddy make-up as part of a special photo-op that evening which will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as help benefit the Digital Projector Fund for the Midway Drive-in in Dixon, Illinois.
Later that evening, »
- Heather Wixson
Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.
This time we pay a 51st birthday tribute to Phoebe Cates. She retired from acting 20 years ago (save for a brief bit in her pal Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s 2001 The Anniversary Party) to raise her family with husband Kevin Kline, but she gave us a couple of iconic moments in the 80′s that will live forever.
Here are seven reasons why I will Love Always Phoebe Cates.
That Scene In Fast Times At Ridgemont High
1982′s Fast Times At Ridgemont High introduced us to Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and gave Brian Backer his best film role since The Burning.
It also gave us, without a doubt, the greatest nude scene in film history … that involved breasts. When Phoebe came »
This year’s CineMayhem film festival (started by Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson) might be over (having ran March 28-30th), but there are plenty of cool things left to show, for those who weren’t able to make it to the annual La-based event (myself included ). This year, the fest was moved to Jumpcut Cafe, and boasted a pretty impressive lineup, including an opening night screening of the John Carpenter’s classic The Fog, highlighted by a pre-screening Q&A with the master of horror himself.
Saturday’s events included a variety of short films, as well as a special screening of the Grace Jones-led bloodsucker classic, Vamp, complete with a rare reunion of the film’s stars Robert Rusler, DeDee Pfeiffer, and director Richard Wenk (Making it even more special is the face that some of »
- Jerry Smith
In Los Angeles and want to spend your weekend watching Vamp (with Robert Rusler in attendance!) , Hellraiser, a rare art exhibition featuring the works of Clive Barker, and see some acclaimed short films for absolutely Free? Of course you do! We’ve teamed up with the CineMayhem Film Festival creator, Heather Wixson, to giveaway a pair of tickets for Saturday & Sunday night of the fest to two of our lucky readers! All of this will take place at Jumpcut Cafe in Studio City; I wholeheartedly recommend their grilled cheese & spicy chicken sandwich!
Just e-mail your name and address to my boy Jerry at email@example.com, and we’ll notify the winners by Friday!
In the meantime, check out the groovy posters by Cutestreak Designs commissioned for the fests’ screenings below!
- Justin Edwards
CineMayhem 2014 takes place later this month at Jumpcut Café with special screenings of The Fog, Vamp, and Hellraiser, and a number of special guests, including John Carpenter. All new posters were designed for the three feature screenings and we have them for you to check out:
“With the opening night celebration of CineMayhem Film Fest just eight days away, we’re pleased to reveal a special poster gallery celebrating the classic film selections for its second year including The Fog (1980), Vamp (1986) and Hellraiser (1987) which were designed by Chelsea Patterson of Cutestreak Designs.
Created in 2013 by producer and horror journalist Heather Wixson, CineMayhem Film Fest celebrates the legacy of independent horror and the films that have- and continue to- change the landscape of genre cinema. For its second year, CineMayhem Film Fest is breaking tradition in order to create a truly unique experience for indie horror fans at its new location, »
- Jonathan James
Last month, we shared the first details on CineMayhem 2014, which features a retro line-up and special guest John Carpenter. Today, we have word on another guest who will be appearing for the screening of Vamp, along with details on how the free tickets will be released:
“(March 3, 2014)—With the opening night celebration of John Carpenter and his modern horror masterpiece The Fog only a few weeks away now, the second annual CineMayhem Film Fest is pleased announce another special guest for this year’s fest, iconic genre actor Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Weird Science, Sometimes They Come Back) who will be in attendance for a memorable pre-screening Q&A before Vamp (1986) on Saturday, March 29th at Jumpcut Café (13203 Ventura Blvd.) in Studio City, CA.
For the final night of CineMayhem, horror fans in attendance will be paying tribute to visionary storyteller, filmmaker and »
- Jonathan James
7 items from 2014
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