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Production has just wrapped in Los Angeles on the horror film Tales of Frankenstein, starring Game of Death’s Mel Novak and Wolverine creator Len Wein in his final film. The movie is based upon four of writer-director Donald F. Glut’s (The Empire Strikes Back novel) short stories published in his book of the same name:
“My Creation, My Beloved,” (a deformed descendant of Victor Frankenstein creates the perfect man and woman), “Crawler from the Grave,” (another Frankenstein descendant’s disembodied, plague-infected arm returns from the grave for revenge), “Madhouse of Death” (a private detective winds up in an old dark house filled with loonies…and a gorilla) and “Dr. Karnstein’s Creation,” (a mad doctor creates a monster in vampire-haunted Transylvania – with gruesomely unexpected results).
- Phil Wheat
For the first time since the death of his sister, Zach (Martin) returns to his childhood home to get it ready for sale. While there, he uncovers an old toy phone he once used to “talk” to his dead sister. Years of counseling convinced him it was all in his head until an unexpected call comes through the plastic phone, setting off a series of terrifying events, and making him question what, and who, is real.
Novak, whose many credits also include Game of Death, Holy Terror and the upcoming Steve McQueen: American Icon, joins Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland and newcomer Gonzalo Martin in the film – which is directed by Ty Haisten and David Rivers – whose short film “Chatter,” inspired this movie.
- Phil Wheat
Today opens Fantasy Filmfest, the largest genrefilm festival in Germany, with screening locations in seven major German cities: Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Neuremburg, Berlin and Cologne. There will be an opportunity to catch the latest cream of the crop: "It", "My Friend Dahmer", "Victor Crowley", "It Came from the Desert", "It Comes at Night", "VampyrVidar", "Blade of the Immortal", "Sicilian Ghost Story", "Jungle", "The Villainess", "Super Dark Times", "Tragedy Girls", "The Strange Ones", "Playground", "Land of the Little People", "Killing Ground", "I Remember You", "Game of Death" and so much more For further info, look up http://www.fantasyfilmfest.com/...
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Grimmfest, Manchester’s Festival of Horror, Cult and Fantastic Film is back; bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever before. As the Printworks once again find itself under siege by blood-soaked hordes of horror enthusiasts and film freaks, as Team Grimmfest unleashes…the Ninth Configuration! The festivals latest and greatest line-up yet of dark, dangerous, wild, weird, witty, thrilling, chilling, blood-spilling movies, every one of them a premiere or cult classic of one kind or another.
Highlights include: World Premieres!
Grimmfest is proud to be presenting the world premiere of the remarkable and utterly unique Borley Rectory. Using an elaborate mixture of live action, stills, paintings, and model work, it’s an immersive, eerily atmospheric, and elegantly retro-styled exploration of the Most Haunted House in Britain. Over six years in the making, it’s a real labor of love for its creator, Ashley Thorpe. Featuring a score by Ex-Banshee Steve Severin, »
- Phil Wheat
Padraig Cotter Sep 4, 2017
Corey Mitchel talks us through the unmade Snake Plissken anime follow-on from Escape From L.A....
The last time Snake Plissken escaped on the big screen was 1996’s Escape From L.A., and while that movie had moments it failed to connect with viewers the way Snake’s original adventure did. Escape From New York remains a cult classic for many reasons: its grim depiction of the future, John Carpenter’s taut storytelling, the moody score and the memorable cast of characters, led by Kurt Russell’s insanely cool outlaw Snake Plissken.
Despite being an amoral anti-hero with few redeemable qualities, Snake holds a special place in the heart of genre fans. Sadly Escape From L.A.’s financial failure and tepid response pretty much doomed any further outings with Russell playing the role, and the actor has since ruled out playing an aged version of Snake. For years »
Den Of Geek Aug 22, 2017
Horror Channel FrightFest takes place in London this weekend. Here's our pick of films to look out for...
Summer’s almost over and what better way to welcome in the spooky season than by hiding from the heat in a darkened room, with five days of wall-to-wall horror? Yep, it’s August Bank Holiday and that means the 18th annual London Horror Channel FrightFest is upon us. For some, this is a familiar pilgrimage. Veterans will be used to bloodshot eyes, numbness in the spine, a lack of nutrition and an acute anxiousness every time there’s a loud noise. For others, it may be their first visit and these are things to look forward to. Either way, FrightFest promises probably the biggest, purest, uncut dose of horror you can endure without going insane, complete with special guests, world premieres, live events and at least a couple of parties. »
Note: This piece was originally published on May 30, 2017, but in light of The Defenders hitting Netflix this Friday, we thought it had some thoughts worth reiterating.
Marvel and Netflix have created something truly special with their four superhero shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. They've established a unique, ongoing, and shared universe that not only respects each character's source material, but also builds upon and expands their lore. Fans have clearly responded, as many media outlets report that these are some of the most-popular shows on Netflix.
Daredevil is heading into its third season, while Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are each preparing for their second, but what about the fate of Iron Fist? According to SuperBroMovies, Danny Rand himself, actor Finn Jones, will soon issue a Season 2 announcement. While that's certainly welcome news for the whole Marvel/Netflix enterprise, it's probably safe to say that Iron Fist »
- David Kozlowski
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?
I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing »
- David Ehrlich
With only four weeks till the start of the festival, Frightfest organisers have announced not only some of the guests set to appear over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but also the addition of another film to the line-up! The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented… New to the film line-up is Jackals, Kevin Greutert’s potent blend of horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller, which stars Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger. The film is scheduled for Saturday 25th August, 4pm and 4.30pm in the main screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square.
Check out the new festival trailer and guest details below:
From the press release:
- Phil Wheat
Frightfest edges ever closer, in fact this time next month it’ll almost be over, but they’ll be much fun before then. The festival is renowned for hosting the best in genre cinema across a bum-numbing five days, but it’s not just films that make the event so special, the organisers also manage to secure a lot of the actual filmmakers. The talent then introduce the film, complete post screening Q and A’s and party the nights away with attendees. So just whose going this year? Check out the Frightfest announcement below and find out.
The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.
- Kat Hughes
Shooting has started in Los Angeles. First-time feature directors Ty Haisten and David Rivers are directing from their own script. Sophia Monti, Mann Alfonso and Amy Ellenberger co-star. Producers are Tyrone Tann of Stauros Entertainment, Ellecina Eck, Haisten and Rivers.
Martin portrays a young man returning to his childhood home to get it ready for sale and uncovering an old toy phone he once used to “talk” to his dead sister, who drowned a decade ago in the backyard and made his mother too unstable to raise him. After the phone begins ringing, he must decide whether to answer it or get rid of the only connection to his dead sister. Kirkland stars as the neighbor-turned-caretaker for the unstable mother and Novak portrays the unwitting buyer of the home.
- Dave McNary
It’s Friday afternoon and by now we’re all more than ready for the weekend, but before we break-up for a load of cinema viewing, the organisers of Frightfest have given us an early treat as the official 2017 line-up has been announced!
Frightfest Line-up Announced
The film festival, which celebrates the dark heart of cinema, returns to London’s Leicester Square after a year away, and returns to it’s old home of the Empire, now known as the Cineworld Empire. As there are so many films the festival will also take over the Prince Charles Cinema. The event runs from Thursday 24th August – Monday 28th August, hosting over 60 films, with key talent for almost all in attendance. Weekend and day passes will go on-sale at noon on Saturday 1st July, meaning you have less than 24 hours to decide if you’re going or not. Tickets for single films »
- Kat Hughes
A couple of weeks ago, we posted the first wave of films that will be playing at Miami’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival, which included titles such as Another Wolfcop, Mayhem, and Game of Death. Now it’s time to reveal their… Continue Reading →
The post Popcorn Frights Film Festival: Second Wave of Films Weds a Bride and Sics the Jackals appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
There’s nothing like a comfortable pair of shoes, but some characters don’t just stop at comfort, they love a bit of style and it seems sports brands are all too keen to help out with that. We thought we’d take a look at some of the freshest footwear ever to grace the silver screen. So, lace up and kick back sneaker-heads, it’s time for a cinematic crep check.
6. Reebok “Alien Stomper” – Aliens (1986)
When Ripley found herself back in the bug hunting business on planet Lv-426 her shoe game was on point. Laced in Reebok’s “Alien Stomper” high-tops in the classic scarlet and grey colour-way. They went from prop to shop a few years ago on Alien Day.
5. Onitsuka Tigers – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
If you’re going to fight The Crazy Eighty-Eight being light on your feet is a must. And the Bride’s shoe-fu was »
- Thomas Salmon
What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and executive-producer Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery).
Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and »
- Phil Wheat
First of all, there’s his instrument. It’s ostensibly a bass, but it’s got six strings, and it’s running through a couple different effects that make it sound like a guitar. Also, Thundercat (né Stephen Bruner) is playing it so fast that he makes the thing sound like a Metallica guitar solo, but instead of thrash metal, he and his band are pumping out a strange mix of extremely adept jazz, funk and R&B, all of which anchor his silky falsetto. (And on one of his recent singles, the equally silky voices of Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. »
- Alex Heigl
Holy Terror “The Devil is Real” Los Angeles, CA – Holy Terror is a film from production house CineRidge Entertainment, the same production company behind Samurai Cop 2 (2015). Holy Terror was developed by writer and director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia, 2015). As well. the film stars: Mel Novak (Game of Death), Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy …
The post Demonic Possession Thriller Holy Terror Descends on the NoHo 7 for its World Premiere first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »
The many faces of Vault Boy from Fallout are coming soon as a part of Funko's Dorbz line. See how many you can collect this spring! Also in today's Highlights: a 16-Bit trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda by YouTuber Balazs Kalocsai, details on Danny Lacy and Mike Levine's new book, At Least You're Not These Monsters, and info on the world premiere of Syndicate Smasher.
Fallout Vault Boy Dorbz: From Funko: "Dorbz: Fallout Vault Boy
Perk up your Dorbz collection with Fallout’s Vault Boy!
This series features Vault Boy as a variety of perks from Fallout: Mysterious Stranger, Grim Reaper, and Rooted! Look for Rooted Vault Boy’s chase variant, Sneak – a 1 in 6 rarity!
Collect them all this spring!
Coming in April!"
Images via Funko:
Watch the Mass Effect Andromeda 16-Bit Trailer: "Like the rest of the video game industry, Machinima is celebrating the launch of Mass »
- Tamika Jones
Holy Terror is slated for a World Premiere. This supernatural thriller will show in Los Angeles, on March 28th. This film, from director Rich Mallery, stars: Mel Novak (Game of Death), Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”), Kristine DeBell, Lisa London and Kelly Reiter. In the film, contact is made with the other side and this contact leads to demonic possession. As well, this indie horror title will be available through Video-on-demand platforms in early April. A preview for the film's launch is hosted here. A tragedy has occurred within a family. They have lost their son, but they do not want to let go. They decide to make contact with him. However, a demon lays in wait and it crosses over, to possess the entire family! The World Premiere will take place in downtown La. At the Laemmle NoHo 7, cast and crew will attend the film's theatrical showing. Hopefully, reviews »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
March 21st is a big day for cult film fans, not to mention all you RoboCop enthusiasts out there, as Tuesday has a variety of horror and sci-fi offerings that you’ll undoubtedly want to add to your home entertainment collections. Scream Factory is releasing a pair of amazing Collector's Edition Blu-rays for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and Kino Lorber is keeping busy with a trio of HD releases, too: Chamber of Horrors, Invisible Ghost, and A Game of Death.
Newly Mastered in HD! Chamber of Horrors was based on the classic novel, The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (King Kong, The Terror) - it was the second Wallace adaptation brought to the States by Monogram Pictures. »
- Heather Wixson
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