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Q&A: Kyron Schon Recalls “Night Of The Living Dead”

9 hours ago

Kyra Schon will be forever remembered as the doomed Karen Cooper in George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead, but the enthusiastic Schon has layers of personality and charm that far supersede her famous character’s ghoulish aura. On the eve of an appearance at Chicago’s Sci-Fi Spectacular 2014 this weekend, the kind Schon took a few moments to provide Fangoria with her thoughts on what would have happened if everyone’s favorite zombiefied youngster had actually survived that initial onslaught in 1968.

Head to Fangoria for the Full Q&A

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Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Gets A Trailer

10 hours ago

After spending the last several years either in front of the camera or producing, Eli Roth has finally returned to directing feature films with The Green Inferno.  Though it played last year at several festivals, the general public will have to wait until September before they can see his new cannibal film.  To tied you over until then, have a look at the trailer that was just released. 

 

 

 

Our own Scott Weinberg wrote that "The Green Inferno works as both a gut-punch horror film and a distressingly downbeat adventure story." Read his full review here

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- Chris Connors

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Excl: Director Tammi Sutton Talks 'Ripped-Off'

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With Isle of Dogs’ director Tammi Sutton’s latest feature Ripped-Off gearing up for principal photography in Los Angeles, CA this spring, we caught up with the filmmaker to discuss what happens when car thieves steal the wrong vehicle (this being a Sutton film, all sorts of stylized hell will break loose, more than likely). Read on.

Currently casting, Ripped-Off was written by Jeff Sisson, and will be produced by Caprice Conley, with cinematography by Jonas Navickas. The film’s tagline is as follows; “They stole the wrong car... Now heads are gonna’ roll."

“The inception of Ripped-Off honestly started when I was winding down filming my last two features in Europe and England,” stated Sutton (her last feature currently in release, the gritty Andrew Howard and Barbara Nedeljakova-starring crime thriller Isle of Dogs, bowed to DVD via Green Apples on January 28, 2014.)

“When I was there and homesick for Los Angeles, »


- Sean Decker

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'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall Has Trailer

11 hours ago

The trailer for the new thriller from Jim Mickel (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) 'Cold In July' has just been released.  The film stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shaperad, and Don Jonson.  It is slated for release In Theaters and VOD May 23, 2014. The trailer and full synopsis are below.

 

 

Full Synopsis: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to »


- Chris Connors

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Stuart Gordon’s Taste Is Poignant And Gross

12 hours ago

If you're a horror fan, living in Los Angeles certainly presents some perks. Since moving here, I've seen a dramatic interpretation of The Exorcist, musicals based on Silence of the Lambs and Re-Animator, and even a one-man show featuring the living embodiment of Edgar Allan Poe. Those last two examples were directed by Stuart Gordon and were very much in his "wheelhouse," so to speak - Re-Animator was of course his film to begin with, and he's adapted Poe for the Masters of Horror TV show (plus Poe was played by Jeffrey Combs, a staple in Gordon's films). And now he's back on the Los Angeles stage scene with Taste, which is based on one of the more insane real life crime stories in recent memory, turning it into a very funny but also somewhat touching and sad story of two lonely men who have gone to extremes just to »


- Badass Digest

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Sesame Street Spoofs Twin Peaks in "Twin Beaks"

13 hours ago

Ok, this isn’t new but a big thanks to Welcome To Twin Peaks for reminding us about this fantastic spoof from Sesame Street's ‘Monsterpiece Theater’. 

 

If that has you longing for more Muppetized Lynch, Welcome To Twin Peaks has you covered. They have a series of watercolors depicting some of our favorite Muppets as characters from the show. Here is a sample, but head over to their site for the full set.

 

Did this get  you nostaglic for the dearly departed show? Maybe these Twin Peaks tarot cards will scratch that itch.

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- Chris Connors

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Stanley Film Fest Adds Panels, Screenings, & Joe Dante Tribute

14 hours ago

You may have caught the entire incredible Stanley Film Fest announcement earlier this month. Today we are back with some updates and additions. Most notably, the fest has announced it will be giving its Master of Horror award to Gremlins, The Howling, and Pirhana director Joe Dante.

The fest has also added a great slate of panels (including one moderated by Twitch), the Swedish/Danish thriller Lfo, a student short program, and live edition of the popular Tales From Beyond the Pale program.

Head over to Twitch for more on the Stanley Film Fest

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Gallery1988 Announces Traveling 'Ghostbusters' Art Show

16 hours ago

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego. This Saturday Night, Gallery1988 will begin it’s most ambitious, and secretive, project ever, a press release tells Bloody Disgusting. They have teamed up with Sony Pictures to pay tribute to one of the greatest movies of all-time, turning 30 this year: Ghostbusters!

They have produced a once-in-a-lifetime traveling art exhibit that features more than 70 artists creating original paintings, limited edition prints, sculptures and apparel inspired by the classic comedy. It all kicks off properly in New York City this Saturday night, from 7-10 Pm at 69 Leonard St.

Head to Bloody Disgusting for all the details

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Italy's Most Haunted Island Is Up For Auction

15 April 2014 3:57 PM, PDT

It seems that whenever many people lose their lives tragically in a specific location, the ghost stories are never far behind. You have your houses, hotels, hospitals, amusement parks, and even islands. All frequent settings for tragedy and the acompanying paranormal activity. Now if the idea of owning a haunted property (specifically an island) is something that piques your interest, you’re in luck!  Thanks to Italy’s massive debt problems, several state owned properties are going up for auction.  One of these is a tiny Venetian island of Poveglia.

During the late 1700’s, the island was used as a check point station for merchants and travelers trying to enter Venice. The island was put under a “temporary confinement” when it was learned that there were several cases of the plague on two ships.  Several years later, the island was deemed a permanent quarantine. It remained so until 1814.  It was »


- Chris Connors

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John Carpenter Tribute Art Show

15 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT

Right on the heels of its Wes Craven Tribute Art Show last month, Hyaena Gallery (1928 W Olive Ave.) in Burbank, California is now playing host to an art show – called "All Outta Bubblegum" - dedicated to another master of horror: John Carpenter.

Don't live in La? No problem! Head over to our friends at Shock Till You Drop for over 30 images from the exhibit. For more Hyaena Gallery check some videos below from our past visits.

 

For info or to make a purchase,  Hyaena Galleries website.

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The Art of Serial Killers

15 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT

The idea of the modern serial killer dates back to 1888 with the Whitechapel Murders.   Of course the perpetrator in this case was never officially apprehended and has been infamously dubbed Jack The Ripper.  Though Jack managed to elude the law enforcement of the time, thankfully many others have not been as lucky.

 

From these studying these murders, it has been learned that many of them share similar characteristics.  They often suffer mental illness or have low Iq’s, have been abused or bullied as children, or they fit some or all of the Mcdonald Triad.  Another trait many seem to share is their penchant for art.  A surprising number of serial killers fancy themselves the artist.  We collected some of their work below.

John Wayne Gacy

Henry Lee Lucas

Keith Hunter Jesperson

John Edward Robinson

Ottis Toole

Danny Rolling

Charles Ng

Arthur Shawcross

Rhicard Ramirez

Nicolas Claux

Though many of the men above are famous, »


- Chris Connors

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Friday the 13th Reboot Finds A Director

15 April 2014 11:39 AM, PDT

According to The Wrap, Paramount (now that they have regained the movie rights) has found a director for it's upcoming reboot of the Friday the 13th Franchise.  The man for the job is David Bruckner.

Bruckner's last directorial outing was in the inaugural edition of horror anthology series V/H/S. He was responsible for the first vingnette in that film, "Amature Night".

The only other thing known for sure right now is the release date of May 13, 2015. However, rumors have circulated that they may take a found footage approach with this installment. While not conclusive, this seems even more likely now that they have tapped a director with found footage experience.

 

What do you think about the idea of a found footage Friday the 13th?  Should we be rebooting or doing a sequel to 2009's reboot?

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- Chris Connors

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The 'Rosemary's Baby' Mini-Series Has A Trailer

15 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

First Rosemary announced her due date(s), May 11th and 15th. Now we have the full trailer for the 4 hour mini-series update of Roman Polanski's 1968 classic.  Check out the trailer below.

NBC's Rosemary's Baby stars Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) as Rosemary and Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as her husband, Guy. The pair are running from a painful past in New York and accept an apartment in an exclusive building in Paris. But if things seem too good to be true, they probably are. Their neighbors, the Castevets, seem warm and friendly, but Rosemary starts to believe the worst when Margeaux's holistic treatments are making her health worse and research reveals that Roman - and the building - have a dark and sinister past.

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- Chris Connors

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New York Artist Brings Dead Insects to Life with Creative Dioramas

15 April 2014

New Yorker Daisy Tainton has a pretty unique job; she's an insect preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, which essentially means that she catalogs and is in charge of the museum's many insect display pieces. But that's only her job during the day. When she gets home from her 9-5, Daisy's work with her little insect friends continues, and they become the centerpieces of her attention-grabbing artwork.

As we spotted over on Gothamist, the 36-year-old artist has mastered the art of what she calls "whimsical entomology," which is just about the perfect description for her unique brand of art. It was a part-time job at a small Upper West Side shop that taught Tainton how to manipulate and work with dead bugs, an unconventional skill set that has allowed for her to shine, as an artist. Through her art, she essentially brings dead bugs back to life, placing »

- John Squires

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Ten of the Most Disturbing Body Horror Films Ever Made

14 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT

There are several subgenres in scary movies, but one of the most petrifying to endure is "body horror." While it's certainly unnerving to watch an innocent heroine try to hold her own against a murdering sociopath, it's much more unsettling to witness a person menaced by their own body. Body horror films are often difficult to sit through, since the viewer feels his or her own vulnerability at work; after all, what greater invasion of privacy is there than to have your nemesis lurking beneath your own skin? What greater discomfort exists than watching a familiar character morph into a horrific creature?   In honor of this particularly repulsive horror category, I've listed ten of the most disturbing body horror movies ever made. Read on, and see which titles you can stomach...     10. Thinner   In this Stephen King adaptation, Billy Halleck is a self-centered, overweight man with no remorse. When he accidentally runs over a gypsy woman, »


- Kalyn Corrigan

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Autopsy-Trained Artist Creates Macabre Jewelry from Real Bones

14 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT

It's fairly rare to see the fields of forensic science and high fashion come together to make something beautiful (although we've seen some pretty wicked examples lately), but artist Kirstin Bunyard has found a way to make it work.    Photos: Ossuaria Jewelry   Bunyard's beautifully macabre line Ossuaria Jewelry caught the attention of Oddity Central, who recently showcased several of the artist's works – which include elaborate necklaces, chokers, bracelets and other pieces crafted from real animal bones.      “My primary source of inspiration comes from the bones themselves,” Bunyard says. “The natural shapes of the material are so beautiful and brilliantly designed – they simply scream to be shown, for once, outside the skin.”   While she's been into fashion since she was 10 years old, Bunyard's college studies in criminology, followed by her work as an autopsy assistant, gave her a new fascination with the beauty of bones. She eventually brought the two interests together, »


- Gregory Burkart

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Horror Geeks Love Cosplay, Too: 14 Amazing Diy Horror Costume Designs

14 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT

Anyone who has attended a comic or anime convention is all too familiar with cosplayers. Whether you're the person muttering "nerd" under your breath, or the one excitedly snapping photos of all the awesome designs, you can't miss those dedicated costumed fans. Did you know that cosplay is popular among horror fans, too? We naturally love dressing up anyway (Halloween!), so it makes total sense. More and more elaborate costumes are popping up at horror conventions everywhere these days. Here are some of the creepiest, coolest, most creative horror cosplays I have come across:   There is everything from the uncomfortably sexy....   Rannie Rodil as They Live Hooters Girl, San Diego Comic Con 2013 (Photo Credit: Rodil Photography)   Unknown Cosplayer as Chucky, Baltimore Comic Con 2013 (Photo Credit: Viewer Discretion Advised)   To prosthetic masters and monster makers...   Danny Wagner as The Thing, Son of Monsterpalooza 2012 (Photo Credit: G4TV)   Unknown Cosplayer as The »


- Heather Seebach

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Hundreds Have Taken Their Lives in Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

14 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT

Over the years here on Fearnet, we've virtually taken you to some of the creepiest places in the world, from Mexico's 'Island of the Dolls' to the abandoned mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, the latter of which served as the inspiration for Silent Hill's title location. But none of those places come even close to being as horrifying as Japan's 'Suicide Forest,' which is the most popular suicide spot in the world.

Per Wikipedia, the real name of the so-called 'Suicide Forest' is Aokigahara, a 35-square-kilometer woodland that's found at the base of Mount Fuji. The forest is known in Japanese mythology for having an association with demons, and many believe that it is those demons who draw Japanese people deep into the forest, forcing them to take their lives.

An average of 100 suicides take place in 'Suicide Forest' every single year, with hanging and drug overdoses being the most common methods. »


- John Squires

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Nano-Tech Company Turns Venomous Jellyfish Into Household Products

14 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT

You've probably read some creepy headlines about the “jellyfish invasion”... the venomous sea creatures have caused deaths, beach closings, seawater intake blockages, dips in fish populations and other environmental imbalances as their numbers continue to increase (a phenomenon called “blooming”) due to recent rises in ocean temperatures.    But an Israeli tech start-up may have come up with a pretty radical solution to the jellyfish apocalypse – by turning the creatures into paper towels, tissues, diapers and tampons.   Photo: National Geographic   Yes, you read that right: nanotechnology company Cine’al Ltd. is working on a way to turn jellyfish into a super-absorbent, biodegradable material that rivals any paper-based product on the market, and could replace the synthetic polymers that make up many of those products. The company's research into nano-materials led to a process that converts the creatures into super-absorbent “hydromash,” which can absorb several times its volume and bio-degrades in less than 30 days. »


- Gregory Burkart

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'Urban Legends: Final Cut' Deserves Another Chance, and Here’s Why...

14 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT

I’m not going to delude myself and think that we’re going to start a revolution, and that Urban Legends: Final Cut will somehow surpass Halloween as the better film. But just hear me out; it’s a much better film than people have ever given it credit to be.

I was surfing around Netflix and saw it had been added; I own the DVD but as is with our age of digital gratification I popped it on anyways. As the credits started I remembered back to when I first saw it. The year was 2000, and I was looking through the DVD selection at my local Ames; a chain long since extinct, and I spotted it. I didn’t even have internet at the time- (go ahead and judge), and had heard nothing about a sequel to Urban Legends. I bought it sight unseen after reading the description, for a modest $24.99. Yes, »


- Kristy Jett

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