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UK horror photography studio, Horrify Me, has created a photo tribute to George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and we have a look at it below. Also: trailer for Intruders, two clips from Anguish, a new clip from Under the Shadows, and details on the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2016 lineup.
Dawn of the Dead Tribute: Press Release: "UK horror photography studio Horrify Me has created a brand new set of images to pay tribute to one of the greatest zombie flicks of all time, the original 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead. Directed by George A. Romero and with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini, the film has passed effortlessly into a classic status and has a rich following today, despite its age.
Horrify Me, one of the UK's leading horror photography studios, spends a lot of time creating horrific portraits for people, and in between jobs, »
- Tamika Jones
It's that time of year again, when the things that go bump in the night get ready to party, the bats leave the bell tower and the skeletons start to shuffle in their graves. Yes, Halloween is almost here, and as usual there are some fantastically frightening film events to enjoy at locations all around the country. If you're ready for a seasonal scare, check out our listings.
Belfast 27th - Hobgoblins, Beanbag Cinema.
Birmingham 26th to 29th - Brian Yuzna will be at City University to introduce screenings of Beyond Re-ainmator and Romasanta as well as discussing plans for a new horror film academy. 31st - The Phantom Of The Opera with live score composed by Mark Willetts and performed by the Black Country Guitar Quartet, the Mac.
Camberley 30th - The Exorcist, Camberley Theatre. »
- Jennie Kermode
Roll up for the best of this year’s Halloween horror cinema, from the Dead & Breakfast all-nighter in Derby to The Exorcist with added ouija board experience in Muswell Hill
To the traditional sounds of Halloween – screams of terror, groans of pain, revving chainsaws, retching in the aisles and the like – come some more tuneful emanations this hallowed eve. Film-plus-live-music events are this season’s must-have, it seems. The perennial Chills In The Chapel, at Islington’s Union Chapel, has been doing this for a while. This year it brings electronic composer and John Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth to preside over doomful synth accompaniment to Escape From New York (Fri), and a medley of clips from the Halloween franchise (31 Oct). In a similar vein, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin perform their score to a screening of giallo classic Profondo Rosso live for the climax of Sheffield’s gruesomely varied Celluloid Screams horror festival this Sunday. »
- Steve Rose
I am a self-proclaimed giallo fiend. I didn’t really care that much for horror (outside the tentpole films like Alien and Dawn Of The Dead) until I saw Suspiria for the first time. The Dawn of the Dead score is a fantastic one but it lurks and shadows the film, waiting for the right moment to attack, differentiating itself by merit of mixing soundscapes with dissonance. Goblin’s score for Suspiria is a musical black swan, emerging fully-formed from the magickal intersection of prog, psychedelia and the cinematic works of Goblin’s forbears Stelvio Cipriani and Bruno Nicolai. It wasn’t subtle (or even, arguably, a suitable film score) but, at the same time, it had a mystique and richness unlike any score before it. At the time, the band Goblin was comprised of five players: Massimo (guitars), Fabio (bass), Agostino (drums), uncredited keyboardist Maurizio and lead composer Claudio Simonetti. »
- Chris Melkus
A Morgan figure from McFarlane Toys, the new trailer for JeruZalem, the Indiegogo campaign for Wild Boar, and a petition to help save the Monroeville Mall bridge from George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead are all featured in our latest round-up.
The Walking Dead's Morgan Box Set (slated for an October release): "Suffering from the loss of his son at the hands of his wife-turned-walker, Morgan Jones began to lose touch with his humanity. As seen in the Season 3 episode, ‘Clear,’ Morgan devises intricate and complicated traps to shield himself from both Walkers and Humans alike. Time and experience gives Morgan a new sense of clarity as he sets out to find Rick Grimes. This box set is priced at $32.99.
Deluxe Box Features:
• Features a blood-splattered 'Survivor Edition' verion of Morgan Jones
• Figure includes an Assault Rifle, Walking Stick, Backpack, and 22 Points of articulation
• Set includes bloodied »
- Derek Anderson
Flyboy, Leatherface, Ash, possessed teenagers, and hordes of the living dead will grace the silver screen at Vandergrift, Pennsylvania's Riverside Drive-In this weekend. One of our favorite events of the year, the April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama features back-to-back evenings of horror movie marathons, with this year's event featuring screenings of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Night of the Demons, the Dcp of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and more.
Held every year in April (as an extension of September's Drive-In Super Monster-Rama), the April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama shows eight horror movies (usually all from the ’70s and ’80s) over two nights on a huge drive-in screen in Vandergrift, Pa's Riverside Drive-In Theatre (mere miles away from the Monroeville Mall, where Romero filmed Dawn of the Dead).
- Derek Anderson
Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.
Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as »
- Derek Anderson
Starring Brian Krause (Charmed, Sleepwalkers), James Rolfe (The Angry Video Game Nerd) and Matthew Ewald (Galidor); as well as horror icons such as Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave), Addy Miller (The Walking Dead) and Michael Christopher (Dawn of the Dead), Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story… The beginning of an invasion!
However, instead of lasers, space ships, and epic force, these aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth. To resurrect their dead as their own army set with but one goal. To wipe out all mankind! Only the towns folk on this Halloween night stand in the way of total domination. From the police department, to those trapped in a convenient store, »
- Phil Wheat
Some four and a half years after the first teaser made its way online, Monster Pictures has released a new trailer for Plan 9, the remake to schlock filmmaker Ed Wood’s 1959 sci-fi Plan 9 from Outer Space, and you can check it out below – if you dare – after the official synopsis…
Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story: the beginning of an invasion! However, instead of lasers, spaceships, and epic force, these aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth: to resurrect the dead as their own army set with but one goal… to wipe out all mankind! On this Halloween night only the townsfolk stand in the way of total domination. From the police department to those trapped in a convenience store, and even those trying to stay alive in the streets, this night will decide the fates of »
- Gary Collinson
9 items from 2015
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