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It’s been over two decades since Tony Todd appeared in the mirror as Candyman, scaring the hell out of a generation. Before that he was already a seasoned actor, appearing in numerous theater productions, big films like Platoon, and shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation. Since Candyman, he’s gone on to work on an insane amount of […] »
- Patrick Cooper
Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Digging Up The Marrow, a meta-fantasy flick from horror filmmaker Adam Green (Frozen). Green stars as himself along with a cadre of his genre pals in a story that begins when he receives a package from a mysterious man (Ray Wise) who claims he can prove that monsters exist. Green wrote, directed, and stars in the pic inspired by the work of artist Alex Pardee, who also appears along with Will Barratt, Joe Lynch (Everly), Don Coscarelli (John Dies At The End), Lloyd Kaufman, Tony Todd (Candyman), Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program), Mick Garris (Masters Of Horror), Tom Holland (Fright Night), Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), Josh Ethier (Almost Human), and the late Dave Brockie of Gwar. Digging Up The Marrow was produced by Green for his ArieScope Pictures along with Cory Neal, who financed with Andrew Mysko through their Hacienda Film Co. »
- Jen Yamato
From a horde of zombie mall walkers to a young Jason Voorhees to the vengeful camp caretaker Cropsy and beyond, makeup effects master Tom Savini has for decades crafted iconic horror movie characters. The wizard of practical gore is also known for his work in front of the camera as biker Blades from 1978’s Dawn of the Dead and the whip-cracking Sex Machine in 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn, but hardcore horror hounds also know the versatile artist from his time spent in the director’s chair on 1990’s Night of the Living Dead.
Ahead of his appearance at the Horror-Rama convention in Toronto, we caught up with Savini to reflect on his reimagining of George A. Romero’s classic zombie film:
- Derek Anderson
Garth of Izar is a personal hero to one Captain James T. Kirk. The character is briefly seen and mentioned in The Original Series episode “Whom Gods Destroy” and is responsible for defeating the Klingons in the Four Years War (we can understand why Kirk reveres him so) and the ambitious fan film Star Trek: Axanar follows that tale.
The entire project has been funded through donations and Kickstarter, with the movie scheduled to be released late 2015. With some, very experienced crew members, who have worked on Hollywood blockbusters (good ones, not Michael Bay rubbish) and boasting an impressive cast – Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica), Tony Todd (Babylon 5, SG1, X-Files) and some Star Trek acting veterans in Jg Hertzler (General Martok – DS9), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim – Voyager) and Gary Graham (reprising his role as Ambassador Soval from Enterprise), it’s very easy to see why Star Trek »
- Andy Naylor
Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being »
- Jen Yamato
by Seth Metoyer
It's that time of year again and this years Mile High Horror Film Festival is going to bring it!
Check out the full horror film feature film lineup below.
From The Press Release:
The Mile High Horror Film Festival returns to celebrate five strong years with our best film lineup yet.
This year, the festival expands to include 80 independent horror films from 18 different countries. From slasher maniacs to supernatural spirits, this year’s film lineup is sure to make your skin crawl.
We have several special events lined up that pay homage to the genre: a 60th anniversary presentation of Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D with actress Julie Adams in person, a 40th anniversary presentation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with the original 'Leatherface,' Gunnar Hansen in person, Candyman with horror icon Tony Todd in person, and a 15-year anniversary reunion for The Blair Witch Project »
Actor Xavier Samuel has already been a vampire in the Twilight series, and now he.s set to add another iconic horror monster role to his resume when he headlines a newly announced updating of Mary Shelley.s classic tale of terror, Frankenstein. Candyman helmer Bernard Rose (who also gave us the Beethoven biopic Immortal Beloved) will helm the new feature, which he also wrote, according to a report featured over at Deadline. Rose.s version of the well-worn tale will bring Frankenstein and his monster to Los Angeles, in modern times, with a husband-and-wife scientist team (Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston) creating the creature, who finds nothing but violence and rage directed toward him from the outside world. The article goes on to add that Rose will reunite with Candyman star Tony Todd, but his role has yet to be revealed. Eclectic Pictures is guiding the update through the »
The producers are in talks with Nu Image to handle international sales at the Afm.
Frankenstein takes place in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of a monster created and abandoned by a husband-and-wife team of scientists. Rose directed from his original script based on the novel.
Summerstorm’s Gabriela Bacher, Eclectic’s Heidi Jo Markel and Jennifer Holliday Morrison of Bad Badger produce alongside Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Summmerstorm’s Berlin-based parent company, Film House. Production wrapped in Los Angeles on September 21.
“This version is an existential rollercoaster that is both emotional and terrifying,” said Rose. “Xavier is unquestionably one of the most talented actors of his »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Mary Shelley’s estate is probably laughing all the way to the bank. The celebrated author’s gothic horror, Frankenstein, is a noted literary classic. And we all know what happens to popular novels. Yes, they wind up on the school curriculum. But more pertinently – they’re adapted for the big screen. Kenneth Branagh’s version flopped like a beached whale, even if some of its sequences were worthy of a punchier script. This year’s action horror reimagining, I, Frankenstein, didn’t fare much better either.
So, let’s see if the man whose 1992 chiller Candyman made everyone terrified of coat hooks, Bernard Rose, can finally get it right. Aye aye, kiddies, there’s gonna be another big-screen adaptation – and it’s just landed a leading man-ster.
- Gem Seddon
Australian actor Xavier Samuel ("Twilight: Eclipse," "Newcastle") is set to play a modern day Frankenstein monster in a contemporary Los Angeles-set reboot of Mary Shelley's iconic story "Frankenstein" for Bad Badger.
Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss will play Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists who create the monster Adam, a creature faced with nothing but anger, aggression and violence from the world around him.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
This contemporary take on Mary Shelley's iconic story is set in modern day Los Angeles, and is told from the perspective of the monster named Adam. He is created by the husband and wife team of eccentric scientists Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, played by Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss. Once the monster is awakened, he is faced with nothing but anger, aggression and violence from the world he now finds himself a prisoner in.
Frankenstein is being produced under the »
Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga, Fury) will star as Frankenstein’s monster in a new contemporized take on Mary Shelley’s iconic horror creation, from Candyman helmer Bernard Rose. Produced by Eclectic Pictures, Bad Badger, and Summerstorm Entertainment, Frankenstein is set in present-day Los Angeles and told from the perspective of Adam/The Monster (Samuel), who is created by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists only to be met with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss will play Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein in a cast that also includes Rose’s Candyman star Tony Todd. Rose adapted the script himself, updating Shelley’s classic tome as he did with Tolstoy in ivan’s xtc. Frankenstein is produced by Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer, and Klemens Hallmann. Frankenstein leads a slate of upcoming cutting-edge horror films at Bad Badger, »
- Jen Yamato
The week before Halloween will see the commencement of principal photography on Edward Payson’s next project: Our Friend John – The Documentary.
Our Friend Jon, a collaboration between Payson’s prolific production company, An AntiHero Production, and Maria Olsen’s MOnsterworks66, will document the story of how three friends will produce and shoot the short film, Rose Thorn, written by Jonathan Hernandez. What makes this story special is that Jon passed away from complications due to Sickle Cell Anemia while writing the script, and what makes it particularly poignant is that Jon’s three friends, Nick Saporito, Brandon Joyal and Garrett Payson, all lead extremely challenging lives...
What will make this film appeal to horror fans worldwide is that Rose Thorn is a horror film...it was Jon’s wish to become a horror filmmaker, and, by shooting his film and documenting the process, his family and friends will both »
The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.
Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!
- Derek Anderson
Tony Todd will probably always be Candyman to me. That was my onscreen introduction to him, and the one that I remember the most. The man has been working for some 30 years in the business, with a resume of work that's about 150 projects long, both on the big and small screens. But he's still Candyman to me. He's certainly busy - we could say one of those actors who works constantly, but rarely in roles that really put him in the spotlight. Looking at his IMDb page, he's booked for as many as 14 different film projects (mostly features), each already in some stage of production, scheduled to be released between 2014 and 2015. One of them, which caught my attention this »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Following the opening scene that was released earlier this month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham, which arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 12. Although she isn't seen in this footage, Amanda Waller (Cch Pounder) tasks Batman (Kevin Conroy) with taking out a tactical unit the latest scene from director Jay Oliva's animated adventure.
Take a look at the latest footage from this DC Universe Animated Original Movie, then read on for more details about upcoming animated superhero movies from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Batman: Assault on Arkham enjoyed a rousing reception at its July 25 premiere at Comic-Con International, delighting a room of 4,250 fans for the screening and panel discussion amongst actors Kevin Conroy (Batman), Matthew Gray Gubler (Riddler), Troy Baker (Joker) and John Di Maggio (King Shark), and producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, screenwriter Heath Corson and dialogue director Andrea Romano. »
Scream Factory has been doing an amazing job for a few years now with their amazing home releases of cult classics and lesser-known gems of the past few decades. With releases like From Beyond, Day of the Dead, The Howling, Darkman, Ginger Snaps, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Sleepaway Camp, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and a ton of other horror gems, Scream Factory is now essentially the Criterion Collection of cult horror, low budget sci-fi, and other great genre films that may be overlooked otherwise. Over the past weekend, Scream Factory announced ten new titles to their library that should get all genre fans very excited.
From the company’s Facebook:
We just announced the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up!
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
5. Phantom of the Opera »
- Max Molinaro
Earlier tonight, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment held a panel and a world premiere screening for their upcoming animated adventure Batman: Assault on Arkham at Comic-Con. During the panel, the studio announced the new titles that will debut in 2015, Batman Vs. Robin and Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Bruce W. Timm will return to direct Batman Vs. Robin, which will also feature the Court of Owls. While no story details were given, it's believed that this will be an origin story featuring Talon and the Court of Owls, possibly adapted straight from Scott Snyder's comic book. In Court of Owls, Batman and Robin don't actually square off against one another, although there is a bit of tension between the duo and Nightwing. It's believed that this may also be a completely original story based on those characters, but that has not been confirmed.
The Riddler (Matthew Gray Gubler) should have quit while he was ahead in the opening scene from Warner Bros.' Batman: Assault on Arkham, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 12. This clip features Edward Nygma trying to stump Amanda Waller (Cch Pounder) with a series of riddles, but the tables are quickly turned on him when he realizes it was all a setup.
For those who are making the journey to San Diego for this year's Comic-Con, we reported last week that Batman: Assault on Arkham will have its world premiere screening on Friday, July 25. In the meantime, take a look at how this animated adventure begins.
Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains - code named the Suicide Squad - and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn »
Would you like to wear a Hannibal TV series t-shirt, hang out with Norrie from Under the Dome and Sophia from The Walking Dead, or experience a professionally taught two-hour stunt training session? If your answer is “all of the above”, then you’re in for a real treat, because these are only a few opportunities offered in Mental Fitness, Inc.’s online summer auction, with all proceeds going to a good cause: raising awareness for and properly treating mental health obstacles.
With all bids due by July 13th at 6 Pm Est/3 Pm Pst, this summer charity auction features nearly a dozen horror items and experiences, ranging from an autographed t-shirt to Skype calls to lunch with the star of Asian School Girls. We have the official press release with full details, as well as images of some of the items (courtesy of Mental Fitness, Inc.!):
“Hey horror fans, »
- Derek Anderson
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