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H2 Set Report Part 1: FX Artist Wayne Toth!

19 April 2009 3:26 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s early evening, April 7th and Icons is out in a big open field of Covington, Georgia, where the town tonight is subbing for Haddonfield in Rob Zombie’s much anticipated (and much debated about) Halloween sequel, H2.

We got the chance to stop by the make-up trailer of Wayne Toth, the FX maestro responsible for the gore & carnage of all of Rob Zombie’s films to date. It was hard not to be overwhelmed (and immediately excited) by the plethora of photographs plastering the walls and mirrors of Toth’s trailer. It takes a moment to soak it all in, because quite frankly, none of it’s what I expected at all. In fact, these quick glimpses only make me more intrigued by what Zombie has in store for us when we walk into those theaters on August 28th.

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Original actress in House remake: First photo, comments

17 April 2009 10:35 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The news and photos just keep comin’ in from the currently lensing (in Britain) remake of 1976’s EXPOSÉ (a.k.a. The House On Straw Hill). This morning, producer Jonathan Sothcott sent along the first still of actress Linda Hayden (see below), who’s returning from the original (pictured at left).

“We are all thrilled to have Linda on board,” Sothcott tells Fango. “In addition to being the star of the classic version, she’s a terrific actress who has worked alongside Liz Taylor, Peter Finch and Vincent Price, and a true British genre icon. In the new movie, she meets a very grisly end: Her character literally gets a hammering. Linda is a pal from way back and it has been great having her on set; the rest of the cast love her to bits, and she has been a real trouper through some very cold night shoots.”

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A Look At Bill Moseley In Halloween 2!

8 March 2009 8:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Rob Zombie debuted a picture of Bill Moseley as "Uncle Seymour Coffins", the TV host of the Haddonfield's Creature Double Feature show via his My Space blog. The make-up job is an obvious homage to Vincent Price's "Dr. Death" from Madhouse. (And considering Moseley died in the theatrical version of the first Halloween, I'd imagine covering him with make-up was the easiest way to bring him back without any confusion.) Take a gander below:

You can keep up to date on the production via Rob Zombie's My Space blog at:

Rob Zombie returns to write and direct Halloween 2, which stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sherri Moon Zombie, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Daniel Roebuck, Dayton Callie, Richard Brake, Matt Bush, Howard Hesseman, Bill Fagerbakke, Ezra Buzzington, Jeff Daniel Phillips & Mark Christopher Lawrence. H2 hits theaters this August 28th! »

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Here's Bill Moseley as Coffins in H2

7 March 2009 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

How do you take an actor you've killed off in one film and bring him back for a sequel? You make him virtually unrecognizable. Below is your first look at Bill Moseley as the TV horror host Uncle Coffins in Rob Zombie's H2 (aka Halloween 2 ). Heavily influenced by Vincent Price's "Dr. Death" visage in Madhouse , Coffins runs Haddonfield's Creature Double Feature in the upcoming sequel. The updates on this production continue to come fast and furious - read our last report here . »

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R.I.P. Robert "Count Yorga" Quarry 1925-2009

23 February 2009 7:51 AM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

We at Icons are sad to report that Robert Quarry passed away on Friday February 20th, 2009. Most horror fans knew (and loved) Robert for his portrayal of Count Yorga in Count Yorga, Vampire & The Return Of Count Yorga, as well as his appearances in such genre fare as Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Sugar Hill, Deathmaster & Madhouse. If you recall, last year we put out a call to help Robert and at least we can take comfort that he knew how much the fans loved & supported him in the last year of his life. We'll be posting an interview Robert did with Tim Sullivan shortly in his Shock N Roll column as a proper tribute. Rest In Peace, Robert Quarry...


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Rip Robert Quarry (1925-2009)

21 February 2009 7:31 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of actor Robert Quarry.

To most who read Fangoria, he was Count Yorga, Vampire (Aip 1970) who Returned (1971) before he found that Dr Phibes Rises Again that same year, became a Deathmaster in 1972, met Sugar Hill and went to the Madhouse in 1974.

He was more than that, though.  Born Robert Walter Quarry on November 3, 1925, the highly intelligent Quarry (who it was said had an I.Q. of 168) graduated High School at age 14, and started his acting career soon after on radio. Living in Santa Rose, Quarry won an acting scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. When Alfred Hitchcock came to Santa Rosa, Quarry auditioned and won the role of Theresa Wright’s boyfriend in the 1943 classic Shadow Of A Doubt. His role, however, was all but cut out (he swore he appeared a nanosecond mooning over the actress), but it led to his Hollywood career, »

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