17 items from 2016
This year's Frightfest is almost upon us, and it has one of the strongest line-ups to date. Now sponsored by the Horror Channel and benefiting from the success of the new Frightfest Presents label, it will be screening its selection to sell out audiences as usual, but if you haven't managed to get a ticket you can still look forward to catching some of its choices at later Frightfest events around the country, with others coming out on VOD or DVD. These are the ones we think you can't afford to miss.
When restaurateur and part time museum security guard Fuad falls in love with an Ancient Egyptian goddess, he commits to preparing a cannibal feast in her honour. Marcel Walz's reworking of the Herschell Gordon Lewis schlock classic gives it a very different flavour but is one of those rare remakes that's well worth watching in its own. »
- Jennie Kermode
The Halloween season is quickly approaching and soon the creaky doors of haunted attractions across the country will be open for business. Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse is no different. Continue reading for full details on the event’s themes. Also in today’s Highlights: a Q&A with Terror Toons 3 director, Joe Castro, info and a teaser for the Bill Moseley-starring Crepitus, and release details for Blood is Blood.
Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse Details: Press Release: “Pittsburgh, Pa (August 22, 2016) – The fear experts from “One of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” (Travel Channel) know what scares you, and they have packed their 100-year-old haunted building with a hellish army of clowns, demons, and pure nightmare fuel. A team of veteran designers, artists, and performers has spent the last year committed to one ultimate goal.
Their goal is to drop you to your knees and make you scream. “We asked fright fans what scared them the most, »
- Tamika Jones
The leader of the Droogs is now a Pop! vinyl from Funko! Beware of placing Alex with your Pop! collection, because he doesn’t have a good track record of playing well with others. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Blu-ray / DVD release details for the Argentinian Giallo film Francesca, info on the iTunes release of Terror Toons 3, and a poster and trailer for Presidents Day.
A Look at Funko’s Alex DeLarge Pop! Vinyl Figure: From Funko: “Stanley Kubrick fans rejoice!
Alex DeLarge, the protagonist from the classic film A Clockwork Orange, is now a Pop!
Available now — grab yours today!”
Francesca Blu-ray & DVD Announced: Press Release: “Francesca is a new Giallo film from Argentinian brothers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti (Sonno Profondo, 2013). The film, which made its world premiere at Sitges Film Festival in October 2015, is now coming to home video courtesy of Unearthed Films and Mvd Entertainment Group. »
- Tamika Jones
The godfather of gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis, will be hosting a marathon of his films at the International House Philadelphia on Sunday, August 21. “The H.G. Lewis Gore-a-Thon” will feature Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red, and The Gruesome Twosome, before closing out the night with 1967’s The Wizard Of Gore. All the films will be presented in glorious 35mm, the only way Exhumed Films knows how.
Blood Feast is generally credited as the first “gore film.” Lewis’s low-budget shlocker from 1963 was a response to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, which Lewis felt cheated the audience by showing the aftermath of murder, but ton the action. The director shot Blood Feast over four days in Miami with a budget of $24,000 and utilized real gore like the a sheep’s tongue used in a scene where a woman gets her tongue ripped ...
- Mike Vanderbilt
Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.
Horror Channel FrightFest (Aug 25-29) has unveiled the line-up of events and movies for its 2016 edition, set to be held at the Vue cinema in London’s Shepherds Bush.
Screen will host a panel on the future of the UK horror film industry, followed by the first Screen International Horror Rising Star Award [click here for the shortlist].
There will also be a horror writing master class with writer-director James Moran; a women in horror symposium; a special effects demo from maestro Dan Martin; and a discussion by filmmaker Paul Davis – who made John Landis approved doc Beware The Moon - marking the 35th anniversary of An American Werewolf In London.
The festival will also »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Late this summer, West London's Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 will host an eclectic collection of horror films, including Rob Zombie's 31, Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy, Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir, Jackson Stewart's Beyond the Gates, and Adam Wingard's The Woods:
Press Release: From grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from Aug 25 - Aug 29.
In its 17th year, the world renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing together established filmmakers, British first-timers and emerging international visionaries from six continents.
The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller that’s a calling card for Brosnan’s brilliant talents. And our »
- Derek Anderson
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced the full line-up of films for 2016, which features a total of 62 new feature films including 19 world premieres and 35 UK and European premieres.
“For seventeen years now FrightFest has led the way through landmark changes in the genre, altered perceptions of fandom and embraced the revolutions in platforms and distribution models,” states Alan Jones, co-director of the festival. “It continues to do so this year with a breathtaking selection of genre attractions with the widest appeal and breadth of focus. We stand out because we stand for something special – a one-stop roadmap through everything you need to see to be totally up to speed with what the next year in horror fantasy will be all about”.
Check out the full line-up from the official press release here…
The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, »
- Gary Collinson
Shock talks to the man behind the remake of gore classic Blood Feast. We’ve been talking plenty about director Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast remake , the deep, dark refreshingly baroque and trashy revisit to the house that H.G. Lewis built, the splatter classic that invented the very idea of the “gore film”. In it, Robert…
- Chris Alexander
Things get meaty in this new trailer for the Blood Feast remake! Shock recently watched director Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast remake and we – surprisingly – really, really dug it! It’s a weird, arch and Eurotrashy re-mount of H.G. Lewis’s groundbreaking splatter classic and it offers many perverse, bizarre pleasures, including an intense and controlled…
- Chris Alexander
Here to kick off your weekend are a few more stills from the upcoming Blood Feast remake, which is directed by Marcel Walz. Stay tuned because news about the film’s premiere is coming soon. Walz’s remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis’… Continue Reading →
The post Eat Up a New Batch of Blood Feast Images appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Exclusive stills from remake of splatter classic. Shock got a sneak peak at director Marcel Walz’s straight up remake of gore porn pioneer H.G. Lewis’s groundbreaking splatter classic Blood Feast and we were rather impressed. Taking a less campy and more psychological approach, the film transplants its action from fetid Florida to Paris, where actor…
The post Exclusive Photos from the Blood Feast Remake! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
This summer, Grindhouse Releasing will unleash a three-disc Blu-ray of Cat in the Brain—directed by and starring Lucio Fulci—and they will also bring the horror film to cities nationwide with a theatrical re-release beginning in June and ending in August:
Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. — Grindhouse Releasing has set a July 12 street date for the new deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s nightmare classic Cat In The Brain. The movie will be touring theaters all over the U.S. this summer, starting June 2.
Cat In The Brain is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as Psycho, Strait-jacket, Eraserhead and Fellini’s 8 1/2. Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness »
- Derek Anderson
In this ongoing column, Shock editor Chris Alexander tells true tales and muses on classic, contemporary and obscure films that deserve a deeper discussion. In this quickie video version of my Shock Treatment column, allow me to tell the meandering, self-indulgent and sordid tale about how I discovered the inept awesomeness of H.G. Lewis‘ filthy…
- Chris Alexander
Sometimes great little oddities will fly under the radar. And sometimes they barrel roll out of the sky and blast through the earth never to be seen again. The Flesh Eaters (1964) is a prime example of digging through the filmic wreckage and dredging up a low budget winner. Sure, it’s not Citizen Kane, but it’s probably the Citizen Kane of Killer Microbes Versus Buxom Blondes On An Island With A German Scientist movies.
The Flesh Eaters should be just more low budget fodder from an era when any flickering images were sacrificed to the Drive-In Gods (see the same years’ The Horror of Party Beach – or rather, don’t). The set up and pedigree sure don’t help the argument – five people stranded on an island battle a monster, it’s an independent production, and a first (and last) time director helms – but a convergence of actual talent »
- Scott Drebit
Cameras start rolling in May on the film Scars of Xavier, which will be the directing debut of Kai E. Bogatzki, an established film editor who recently worked on the Blood Feast remake. Although filming hasn’t started yet, we’ve got… Continue Reading →
The post The Scars of Xavier Teaser Gets the Blood Flowing appeared first on Dread Central. »
- David Gelmini
Unlike the Italians and the Japanese, the British don’t really have a reputation for throwing blood and guts at the screen. Every so often, a British filmmaker will unleash a picture like Frightmare or Hellraiser, but even those films don’t compare with Cannibal Holocaust and Tokyo Gore Police.
If you live in the UK and have a taste for gory nonsense, you have to look overseas to get your fix and maybe buy the Region 1 DVD, because if the British have shown an aptitude for anything, it’s for restricting the rights of people to watch what they want.
Lauded as the first splatter movie, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast was listed as a Video Nasty, banned and (to the amusement of anyone who’s actually watched it) successfully prosecuted for obscenity. The film wasn’t passed uncut until 2005, 42 years after it was first shown, during »
- Ian Watson
The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder »
17 items from 2016
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