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8 items from 2009


Blu-Ray Review: ‘Ghost House Underground Four Film Collection’ Offers Few Chills

12 October 2009 8:07 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s always nice to see world-famous filmmakers raising awareness about work from their lesser known peers. Where would Eli Roth be without Quentin Tarantino, or Neill Blomkamp be without Peter Jackson, or Danny McBride and Jody Hill be without the better half of Hollywood’s comedy titans? That’s why it’s nice to see “Evil Dead” creators Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert “hand pick” the indie horror films they admire, and then assist in their distribution.

Overall Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0

Raimi and Tapert’s “Ghost House Underground” series began last year with a collection of eight features that included the exuberant zombie satire “Dance of the Dead.” This year’s collection has shrunk to four features, none of which are as fun or memorable as last year’s “Dance.” Only one film manages to satisfy, while the other three vary in their degrees of mediocrity and failure. Let »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Wrong Turn 3 preview, Trick ’R Treat star added to East Coast Fango con!

1 June 2009 8:51 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Wrong Turn 3 director Declan O’Brien will be previewing his new Fox DVD splatter sequel at the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. O’Brien (pictured below with friend), the director of the Sci Fi Channel original movies Rock Monster, Monster Ark and Cyclops, will debut exclusive clips from Wrong Turn 3 (about another group of lost travelers facing off against inbred hillbilly maniacs) at the convention on Sunday.

In addition to his directing chores, O’Brien has also scripted Harpies, The Snake King and Savage Planet for Sci Fi. Stop by this site again over the next couple of days as we begin posting the full schedules (auditorium panels and film programs) for the Fango show.

In other convention news, Trick ’R Treat »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Tony Timpone)

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Smash Cut panel, Glass Eye Pix talent added to East Coast Fango con!

29 May 2009 12:31 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

  A panel devoted to the Canadian slasher flick Smash Cut has been added to the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Representing the film will be stars David Hess and Jennilee Murray, plus director Lee Gordon Demarbre (Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter), writer Ian Driscoll and the Godfather of Gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis!

In Smash Cut (an ode to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, who has a cameo in the movie), Hess (pictured below) plays Able Whitman, a troubled filmmaker losing his mind in an extraordinary way. After accidentally killing an exotic dancer, he decides to use her body parts in his newest horror picture. But when her sister (played by porn star Sasha Grey) begins investigating, Able must »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Tony Timpone)

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Smash Cut panel, Glass Eye Pix talent added to East Coast Fango con!

29 May 2009 12:31 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

  A panel devoted to the Canadian slasher flick Smash Cut has been added to the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Representing the film will be stars David Hess and Jennilee Murray, plus director Lee Gordon Demarbre (Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter), writer Ian Driscoll and the Godfather of Gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis!

In Smash Cut (an ode to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, who has a cameo in the movie), Hess (pictured below) plays Able Whitman, a troubled filmmaker losing his mind in an extraordinary way. After accidentally killing an exotic dancer, he decides to use her body parts in his newest horror picture. But when her sister (played by porn star Sasha Grey) begins investigating, Able must »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Tony Timpone)

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Pandorum’s Ben Foster & more comin’ to East Coast Fango con!

27 May 2009 7:19 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

30 Days Of Night actor Ben Foster (pictured below), star of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Pandorum, has joined the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Foster, who also won raves for his roles in 3:10 To Yuma and X-men: The Last Stand (as Angel), will be joined on Saturday by Pandorum co-star Cung Le, the three-time world champion martial artist.

In other convention news, the Offspring presentation has added castmates Holter Graham, Vic Manetti, Ahna Tessler, Leigh Shannon, Brainscan’s Amy Hargreaves and Headspace’s Pollyanna McIntosh, as well as Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer composer Ryan Shore, to its Saturday preview slot. Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Big Apple blowout include:

Guillermo del Toro: acclaimed director of Hellboy movies, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Tony Timpone)

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Offspring trailer goes on-line; sequel coming

3 February 2009 11:19 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Modernciné just sent over word that the trailer for its new Jack Ketchum-based shocker Offspring has hit the web. You can have a look at it below the cut.

 

 

Directed by Andrew van den Houten from Ketchum’s screenplay adaptation of his own novel, Offspring is about a small town beset by a tribe of vicious, feral cannibals living in the surrounding woods. Genre vet Art Hindle, Pollyanna McIntosh, Ahna Tessler, Amy Hargreaves, Eric Kastel, Andrew Elvis Miller and Spencer List star. Van den Houten reports that the film is nearly complete, and that he and the Modernciné team are already discussing a sequel. He also asks fans to contribute to his cancer charity “P.A.M.’s Run”; which you can do here.

You can see a webisode with Ketchum discussing Offspring (in which he also has a small acting role) here and our exclusive first set visit here, »

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Trailer For Latest Ketchum Adaptation 'Offspring'!

3 February 2009 11:06 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Beyond the break you can now watch the first trailer for Andrew van den Houten's Offspring, the latest Jack Ketchum adaptation, which was actually written by Ketchum. Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, gives an opportunity to cleverly compare predatory civilized folk to the appetite-driven primitives. Art Hindle, Pollyanna McIntosh, Ahna Tessler, Amy Hargreaves, Eric Kastel, Andrew Elvis Miller, Spencer List, Tommy Nelson, Jessica Butler and Rachel White all star. »

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New exclusive clip: Jack Ketchum in Offspring

2 February 2009 3:28 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Director/producer Andrew van den Houten sent along another exclusive webisode documenting the production of his new horror film Offspring that you can see below the cut. This one features none other than veteran horror author Jack Ketchum, who also scripted from his book and makes a cameo appearance in the film.

Offspring, based on the sequel to Ketchum’s gory groundbreaker Off Season, stars Black Christmas and The Brood star Art Hindle along with Pollyanna McIntosh, Ahna Tessler, Amy Hargreaves, Eric Kastel, Andrew Elvis Miller and Spencer List in the story of a cannibal tribe that goes after the residents of a small town—particularly two women who previously survived capture by the flesheaters. Click here to see another clip and here for an exclusive set report, and visit Offspring’s official website here. »

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