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Gabrielle Stone is known by most as Scream Queen Dee Wallace’s daughter, but she’s already busy making name for herself in the horror community. In her new movie, Speak No Evil, Stone plays Anna, a young mother whose daughter is tormented by demonic activity that clings to their family. I was lucky enough to chat with the rising star about her exciting new work. In the interview, we talk about her upcoming thriller, her mother’s lessons, and what exactly it is about possessed children that audiences still fear to this day.
Your mother, obviously, is Dee Wallace, who has been in a number of popular horror films. Did she spark your interest in the genre, or was that something that you developed on your own?
You know, I get asked that a lot, and I love the horror genre, you know, it’s always fun to scream »
- Kalyn Corrigan
Moms have been an important part of cinema since the beginning, as one of the first humans to appear in a film was Sarah Whitley, mother-in-law of inventor/director Louis Le Prince, in the extremely short 1888 work Roundhay Garden Scene. Since then, we’ve had mothers serving important roles in quintessential masterpieces of Soviet cinema (Mother), Bollywood (Mother India), experimental film (Window Water Baby Moving), animated features (Bambi, Dumbo, etc.), documentary (Grey Gardens), political thriller (The Manchurian Candidate), science fiction (The Terminator), horror (Psycho, Friday the 13th, Carrie, etc.), comedy (The Graduate) and of course melodrama (the whole maternal subgenre). And we’ve all grown up identifying with certain movie moms, and actresses who often played moms; for me they were usually portrayed by Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Dee Wallace Stone and Diane Wiest. Therefore it would be an enormous task and read if I were to attempt to either list all or narrow down the best »
- Christopher Campbell
It's that time of year again when we take a moment to honor our moms. And how great they are, right? Well, here at Dread Central we can turn even the most loving moms into something horrific, and in celebration of Mother's Day, we bring you Horror's 11 Most Memorable Moms!
Read on… and eat your vegetables for chrissake!
Okay, so not all the moms on this list are psychotic killers; some are heroes, and some fall somewhere in between. But they're all great for their own reasons. As usual, we'll start out with some honorable mentions, and we certainly have some remarkable moms to speak about. We'll start with Estelle Collingwood (played by Cynthia Carr) in the original Last House on the Left. Only a mother's love could drive a person to bite a guy's Johnson off as an act of revenge! Another great justice-seeking mother was Kate (played by Vera Farmiga) in Orphan. »
- Scott Hallam
Greetings from the apocalypse! This is an exciting week for me, since I'm making my art gallery debut and all — I'm celebrating with two docs covering cool artistic subcultures (gig posters and tattooing), as well as a hella ton of Mother's Day recommends. Let's get to it, shall we, old sport? Yep yep.
Friday, May 10
Pow! In Theaters
Glam filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless Jazz-age romance "The Great Gatsby" looks like my 11th grade book report had sex with a disco ball, but that's par for the course. Luhrmann had previously razzle-dazzled "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" and reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio as enigmatic rich dude Jay Gatsby, clinging to the memory of a past dalliance with Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Clinging tragically, »
- Max Evry
Filmmaker Harrison Smith (Dead.tv) has another tale of terror on the horizon, and it could very well be his most ambitious project to date. Read on for the exclusive first word and artwork for Elephant's Graveyard.
Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Felissa Rose, and Gabrielle Stone are lined up to star in Elephant's Graveyard, a zombie horror film shooting in Northeast Pennsylvania this September 2013. With a market over-saturated in everything zombie, the filmmakers plan to avoid a Walking Dead/Living Dead knock-off with a character-driven story that delivers the goods for the sub-genre's fans.
The film has several sequels already planned under the branding of "Zombie Killers," which is referenced in the film, as the story focuses on a team of young warriors under the leadership of military vet Zane who stand between the "figures" and their small rural town of Elwood.
- Uncle Creepy
A year has passed, and another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone! Last year Tfw expanded dramatically with a much larger location to become the Southwest's premier horror con. This year they proved that isn't going to change anytime soon.
This con is so hot that guests have begun just showing up without an invite. Veteran character actor Glenn Morshower ("Millennium", The Crazies 2010) popped up on Friday and was set up in the lobby until Saturday, when a table was located for him in the main room. He was swamped all weekend so it's a good thing he came!
The focus of the con (which ran May 3rd-5th) was originally "The Walking Dead," but with a few cancellations (almost all replaced with other guests, some from "Twd"), the star of the Weekend became Danny "Machete" Trejo, who was mobbed every time he was at his table. The presence »
- Mr. Dark
Recently on FEARnet, my fellow writer Tyler Doupe listed the top ten out-of-print horror films that fans go nuts over. Mark Herrier’s Popcorn (1991) is at the top of the list – and no surprises there – fans and distribution companies have been trying to get this film re-released for a few years now. There have been Kickstarter campaigns, social media campaigns – you name it – fans have tried it.
Popcorn is an interesting little film that came up against a few major hurdles during production; director Alan Ormsby was fired and replaced by Mark Herrier, and lead actress Amy O’Neill was also fired, and replaced by Jill Schoelen. Popcorn has reached such cult status that a VHS tape will run you up to $80+ on Amazon, Ebay, and other collector sites. Released on VHS in 1991 by Sony Pictures Home E, Popcorn also had a DVD release in 2001 through Elite Entertainment. Do I »
- Lianne Spiderbaby
Director/Executive Producer David B. Rich's "Actor?" boasts itself as the first ever "ani-mentary," a feature film documentary almost entirely animated. Featuring interviews with Ed Asner, Doris Roberts, Robert Loggia, Alan Thicke, Dee Wallace, and many others, the film provides an in-depth discussion on the acting profession, using actors at various points in their careers to explore the many different paths possible for actors. Along the way, the film uses two animated figures, Lou and Ping, to explore how to become an actor and what to expect from a career in acting, while they attempt to find out what it means to be an actor. Rich created this unique, animated element in an effort to provide a new angle to the traditional documentary format, by rendering many of his subjects as characterized animated figures while also using shot footage of the interviewees. The film will screen as part of the »
- Cameron Sinz
One of television's all-time greatest sci-fi series has finally arrived on 13-disc DVD boxset - the truly breathtaking The New Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection - and to celebrate the release we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition:
Featuring an unbelievably stellar line-up of creative talent right across the board – from the stars to the writers and directors involved – the highly-acclaimed 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” comes to DVD as a digitally remastered 13-disc collection featuring all three seasons of the series that redefined the fantasy/anthology genre and raised the bar for quality television in general.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the »
- Flickering Myth
Rob Zombie has continually been a director whose works have divided the horror community, “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects” having found lovers and haters in roughly equal numbers (his “Halloween” remake and its bizarre sequel mainly the latter). His latest effort, “The Lords of Salem” is sure to do the same, though perhaps for different reasons, a full-on piece of satanic madness with a focus firmly on atmosphere and shocks rather than sense, packed full of the usual parade of familiar genre faces, including (inevitably) the director’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, plus Ken Foree (“Dawn of the Dead”), Dee Wallace (“The Howling”), Judy Geeson (“Inseminoid”), Meg Foster (“They Live”) and a long list of others. Sheri Moon Zombie plays Heidi, a recovering drug addict DJ working at a popular rock radio station in Salem with her colleagues Herman Whitey Salvador (Jeffry Daniel Philips, “Halloween 2 »
- James Mudge
Dee Wallaces daughter Gabrielle Stone returns to the horror fold for Speak No Evil. Check out the official trailer and new onesheet inside. From the looks of the trailer there may be something to see here. Guts possessed kids on control poles a pissed off miniversion of Dee Wallace (seriously there are some crazy physical similarities between mother and daughter) sounds like a good time »
The film has polarized Zombie's usual audience; it relies heavily on influence from European horror cinema and strange, disjointed visuals, making it feel in some places more like a feature-length music video than a coherent story, and those expecting a return to House of 1000 Corpses from the musician-turned-filmmaker may be in for a surprise. But what does Rob himself have to say about the film's strangeness? Planet Fury had a chance to sit down with him at SXSW 2013 and gain a little insight from the man behind the madness.
- Amanda Rebholz
Gabrielle Stone, daughter of the legendary actress and scream queen Dee Wallace, is busting out on her own in a new film entitled Speak No Evil. The beautiful young rising star took some time to talk with Dread Central about the role and her future endeavors.
Stone spoke on her background and growing up as the daughter of a very busy actress. "I grew up in the business," Stone said. "My mom is Dee Wallace, who they call a legendary scream queen. She was the mom in E.T. and Cujo, and she was in The Howling. And my father, Christopher Stone, was also an actor, so I kind of grew up in the business on set with them. I always knew I wanted to be a part of the business, but when I did my first short film is when I realized I didn't ever want to do anything else again. »
- Scott Hallam
Rob Zombie's tale of DJs unwittingly waking the dead in modern-day Salem is frighteningly good
The best movie to date by the heavy-metal musician turned horror-flick director Rob Zombie (né Robert Bartleh Cummings), The Lords of Salem is a cross between two Hollywood movies made by European directors. They are René Clair's 1942 comedy I Married a Witch starring Veronica Lake as the New England witch who returns 300 years later to haunt a descendant of the 17th-century puritan who sent her to the stake, and Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, where a New York coven assists Satan in impregnating a young woman. The atmospheric setting is present-day Salem, and the main characters work for a provocative radio station whose DJs are tricked into playing a bizarre disc that awakens the dead and lures the living to a defunct local theatre for a midnight rave. Bruce Davison brings charm to »
- Philip French
Darling (or deviant, depending on who you ask) of the horror genre, rock-star-turned-director Rob Zombie is back with his fifth live-action feature film, The Lords of Salem, a story of witchcraft and satanism in modern-day Boston.
Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) works as a DJ at a local Boston radio station along with fellow DJs, Herman Whitey Salvador (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and Herman Jackson (played by the legendary Ken Foree). Following one of their late night shows, Heidi receives a square wooden box containing a vinyl record addressed only to her, with only a note proclaiming “A gift from the Lords” to identify it. Assuming it is merely a PR stunt by an ambitious band, Heidi gives the record a spin »
- Phil Wheat
Old naked ladies, rivers of blood, locked rooms. Where have we seen all of these things before? The Shining of course. Guess who else has seen The Shining? Rob Zombie, of course. He’s seen The Shining and he really liked it, so he put a load of things from The Shining in his new film. He’s seen his wife’s bum too. He really liked it, so he put his wife’s bum in his new film as well. His new film is called The Lords of Salem. I saw it. I didn’t really like it.
Rob Zombie’s fourth directorial effort proceeds in a similar way to that paragraph. It’s repetitious, it’s filled with references and if you just imagine that all of those full stops are clichéd bits of exposition, you’re pretty much there. As the title suggests ‘The Lords of Salem »
- Ross Jones-Morris
The Lords of Salem, 2012.
Written and Directed by Rob Zombie.
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Rocker turned director Rob Zombie is fast becoming something of a veteran in the horror world. A few odd cult films and a somewhat unwelcome remake (and subsequent sequel) to his name brings us nicely to this point in Zombie’s career. Lords of Salem once again sees Zombie cast his wife, Sherrie Moon Zombie. Though his films have largely divided audiences into very much a love or hate camp, one »
- Flickering Myth
Let's give Rob and Sheri Moon Zombie, the Sonny and Cher of sadomasochistic horror, the benefit of the doubt and assume they set out to make "The Lords of Salem" some sort of instant bad cult film about witches.
That still doesn't excuse how dull this one is, how slowly those dull things happen, how the heavy metal rocker-turned-horror director Rob seems to have forgotten how to make even his simplest sand jolts pay off.
And it doesn't explain how Sheri could have made as many of these movies with her husband (the high mileage shows in her tattoos) and not learned a damned thing about acting. Sleeping nude in the opening scene, yes. She's got that down. And sleeping with her jammies all bunched up down her thighs.
But from the moment her character, Heidi the recovering addict late-night DJ, stands in front of a neon cross, holding her »
Title: The Lords of Salem Director: Rob Zombie Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Richard Fancy, Sid Haig Rocker-turned-writer-director Rob Zombie has, in a fairly interesting and definitely surprising manner, carved out a certain multi-media genre niche for himself, spinning off horrific visions both original (“The Devil’s Rejects”) and adapted (his “Halloween” remakes). His latest film in some ways seems like a no-brainer, the type of easy-fit movie Zombie (who’s devoted to to making a period piece hockey tale as his next film) could churn out every 18 months or so if he desired. In it, a [ Read More ]
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Having essentially emasculated one of cinema’s greatest bogeymen by giving Michael Myers a troubled back story in his Halloween remakes, you’d be forgiven for not expecting too much from Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem. Usually more interested in cribbing over-the-top theatrical aesthetics from his favourite horror movies and exercising a visual style and tone from Seventies exploitation flicks, The Lords Of Salem sees horror’s greatest magpie deliver a surprisingly restrained, atmospheric little creepshow that genuinely chills, building a growing sense of spooky disquiet right up until its final act where sense and subtlety go straight out of the window and Rob has his wife ride a goat (nowhere near as erotic as it sounds or should be).
Opening with a flashback to 17th century Salem with a coven of naked crones led by Meg Foster dancing around a fire, flicking themselves »
- David Watson
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