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Drive-In Dust Offs: Strange Behavior aka Dead Kids

Strange Behavior. What an apt title for this film. Released in 1981, Aka Dead Kids, Strange Behavior is a unique mash up of a popular (at the time) sub-genre and one long forgotten – the Slasher and The Mad Scientist. For fans of either, it provides a weird, loving tribute to the latter while quietly etching a place for itself in the former. A lot of horror lovers missed the boat on this one at the time of its release, which is strange behavior, indeed.

Given a limited release in October by World Northal stateside, Strange Behavior impressed many critics at the time with its ethereal quality and 50’s throwback feel, but audiences really never got a chance to see it until released on video the following year. And even then, it never picked up steam with the horror crowd. Which is quite sad, as the film still plays as a creepy,
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'Days Of The Dead Convention' Is Set To Rise Up In Chicago This Weekend

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

The Windy City beware as the next Days of the Dead horror convention claws its way up from its grave and into your city on November 16-18th.

The event will be held at the Chicago-Schaumburg-Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. This promises to be their biggest show to date with more pre-tickets sold than any previous show.

The celebrity guest list for the Chicago show is pretty impressive, with appearances by wrestling legends Roddy Piper and Mick Foley. Rock icon Peter Criss of Kiss will be signing. There will be a special Fright Night reunion with cast members Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffries, Amanda Bearse, and Jonathan Stark. There will be some mini-reunions including Roddy Piper and Keith David from They Live, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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Days of the Dead Announces Upcoming Shows

Everyone knows that in horror sequels are inevitable. When you hit the right chord and people dig it, it only makes sense. Determined to prove that the sequel can be as good the original, Days of the Dead has announced not one but two shows next year.

Based on the success of Days of the Dead in Indianapolis, they will be taking all of their shows and events to Atlanta, Georgia, March 9-11, 2012. But don't worry, they will be bringing the madness back to Indianapolis July 6-8, 2012.

Days of the Dead: Atlanta has already announced some of their guests including: Pj Soles (Halloween, Carrie, Stripes, Rock N' Roll High School), Dey Young (Rock N' Roll High School, Running Man, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Red Eye)- This will be the first Rock N' Roll High School reunion in 30 years, Gary Busey (Silver Bullet, Predator 2, Pirahna 3Dd), Taafe O' Connell (Galaxy of Terror,
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Notable New Releases

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Edge of Darkness

Mel Gibson's return to acting is decent but not anything special. It's not as complex as the UK mini-series it's based on and there isn't a lot of action, so it ends up being just a lighter version of Taken.

Extras include:

Deleted ScenesCraven's War of AttritionMel's BackDirector Martin CampbellMaking a Ghost Character RealBoston as a CharacterAdapting the Edge of Darkness Mini-seriesRevisiting the Edge of Darkness Mini-seriesEdge of Your SeatScoring the Film

Daybreakers

Have heard good things about the Spierig Brothers' (Undead) vampire flick, so i'll have to check it out.

Extras include:

CommentaryThe Making of Daybreakers - 2 hour documentaryThe Big Picture - Spierig Bros. Short FilmBonusview Storyboards/AnimaticsPoster Art Gallery[Read More...]

Legion

Sure it looks cheesy but it's does have angels with machine guns, wall-crawling grannies, and Doug Jones. That's makes it a rental at least.

Extras include:

Bringing Angels to Earth: Picture-in-Picture, a running video
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Mini Recap — The Mentalist 2.09 "A Price Above Rubies"

On tonight's episode of The Mentalist, "A Price Above Rubies", something phenomenal happened: Patrick Jane didn't have all of the answers. This gave Lisbon plenty of smug satisfaction, especially after he terrified her in the show's opening scene.

Cho and Lisbon start off The Mentalist in formal wear, making nice at a charity banquet to one of the Cbi's benefactors, Esther Doverton (Dey Young). Jane takes the stage, supposedly to represent the Cbi with some magic tricks and mind-reading. After tossing an egg into the air–and invisibility–Jane announces he's dropping the act in order to "transform [their] consciousness." He then launches into a speech, about the cruelties and injustices of the world that are going on while they stand around and sip champagne. Lisbon is worried as the room falls silent, but Jane manages to turn the guests' guilt and discomfort into a show of solidarity and charitable contributions.
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Howard Stern Reviving the Rock 'n' Roll High School

Howard Stern and producing partner Larry Levinson are planning a remake of the 1979 classic Rock 'n' Roll High School. The script is actually being written by Bill from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, aka in real life as Alex Winter, who has gone on to write and direct in addition to acting. Stern and Levinson are also remaking Porky's, with both films being personal favorites of Stern's. No director has been attached yet, but Winter explains "I've now done so much stuff in music videos, and the Napster movie, that the chance to bridge music and comedy was something that intrigued me. This movie seemed so ripe for a remake." Really? Ripe for a remake? Maybe after Paramount announced School of Rock 2! The original 1979 comedy was directed by Allan Arkush and starred P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, and Dey Young. The film is about a group ...
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Hollywood Agent McElwaine Dies

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Studio chief and Hollywood agent Guy McElwaine has died following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

The showman, who was involved in blockbusters from All the President's Men to The Karate Kid, died on Wednesday at his Bel-Air home.

In the 1960s, McElwaine owned a management and public relations company whose clients included Frank Sinatra, Warren Beatty and The Mamas and The Papas.

The former brother-in-law of actress Dey Young joined Creative Management Associates, an agency that was the forerunner for the powerful International Creative Management and there, he is reported to be the first agent to sign filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

He enjoyed a brief stint at Warner Brothers as a senior executive in charge of worldwide motion picture production - putting together movies such as All the President's Men, Dog Day Afternoon and Oh God.

McElwine was also resident of Columbia Pictures, later becoming the studio's chairman and chief executive officer - helping produce blockbusters such as Ghostbusters and Gandhi.

APG puts novel 'Ingredient' into mix

APG puts novel 'Ingredient' into mix
Mark Canton's Artists Production Group has dipped into its discretionary fund to option Jane Heller's latest novel, The Secret Ingredient, with Jamie McGurk and Dey Young attached to produce through their Off Balance Prods. Heller also will adapt the novel, marking the author's first foray into screenwriting. The project reteams Heller with Off Balance as the duo most recently set up Heller's forthcoming novel, Lucky Stars, at Lakeshore Entertainment (HR 9/24). Ingredient is a romantic comedy about a dissatisfied wife who tries to change her husband with the help of a magic potion. The quick fix proves disastrous when her overworked husband with a paunchy stomach and balding head becomes a hunk who is irresistible to women.

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