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God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers. Carpenter was the dark master of the brilliant B-movie (“Halloween,” “The Fog,” “The Thing”—the latter being a work in progress during this talk), Cronenberg, the brain behind intelligent but disturbingly physical horror (“Scanners,” “Rabid,” “The Brood,” the then-forthcoming “Videodrome”), and Landis the genius of comic horror (“American Werewolf in London” and many other clever genre spoofs). The three directors and host Mick Garris touch on the reason for the popularity of horror films (“they're entertaining”—Landis), the difficult necessity of working with elaborate and gruesome special effects, something all three of the directors know a lot about (think “The Fly, »
- Ben Brock
Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 schedule that jam packed with things to do, people to see, and screams to be had! Read on for all of the latest, and if you're gonna be in attendance... consider us officially jealous!
From the Press Release
Just when fans didn't think Texas Frightmare Weekend could get any more epic... it does - in a huge way! America's largest horror convention is proud to announce several new free film screenings, guests, and events to take place at Dallas, Texas' Dfw Hyatt Regency this May 2, 3, and 4 - cementing Tfw's reputation as the biggest and best gathering of horror fandom in the USA!
In addition to our numerous previously-announced free screenings, Tfw is also proud to host the World Premiere of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead and the North American Premiere of the Japanese splatter anthology Zombie TV - from Maelie Makuno, »
- Steve Barton
Just a quick reminder for anyone in the London area tonight. We love John Carpenter here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema. We love All Nighters here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema. So colour us happy that they're hosting a John Carpenter All-Nighter tonight, and if you're thinking of heading down, you might just catch us there too. The line-up is phenomenal, showcasing the very best of John Carpenter through the ages. The films included are Halloween, probably the best slasher movie ever made. Creepy classic, The Fog. Cult favourites, Escape from New York and They Live. Arguably John Carpenter's greatest achievement, The Thing, and one of my own personal favourites, Big Trouble in Little China. The event takes place at The Prince Charles Cinema in London tonight, April 12th, »
Featuring artwork in all different styles and media, the Hyaena Gallery is currently featuring a fantastic presentation entitled All Out of Bubblegum! A Tribute to John Carpenter.
Vastly diverse and unique works will be on display and available for sale throughout the month. The Opening Reception is Saturday, April 12.
The exhibit runs through April 30 with the Opening Reception running from 8 p.m. to midnight with free admission. The Hyaena Gallery is located at 1928 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA. For more info 'like' the official Hyaena Gallery Facebook page, check out Hyaena Gallery on Tumblr and follow Hyaena Gallery on Twitter (@hyaenagallery).
To view and purchase the artwork from this exhibit, please visit the official Hyaena Gallery website.
From the Press Release
The first haunting musical notes during the opening credits to the 1978 classic film Halloween literally send chills down your spine. You've just watched a six-year-old Michael Myers murder his sister, »
- Scott Hallam
As the undisputed king of American gothic, Vincent Price holds a unique position regarding his association with British horror. From the mid sixties, nearly all his films were made in the UK, and while not as distinguished as The House of Usher (1960), Tales of Terror (1962) and The Raven (1963), they are not without interest. As an actor perfectly suited to English gothic, Price’s output includes two career-defining performances. In a nutshell, he had the best of both worlds.
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The British phase of his career began with a bang. After directing all of Price’s Poe chillers for American International Pictures, Roger Corman wanted to give the formula a fresh approach by making his next film in England. Aip’s Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson had already produced several European films, so the next step was to establish a London base with Louis M Heyward in charge. »
Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!
Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »
- Jerry Smith
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There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
One bona fide movie legend will fete another on June 11 when John Carpenter presents Roger Corman with the New Media Film Festival’s Legend Award at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. Carpenter is, of course, the director of such genre classics as Halloween and The Thing while the list of notable films made by producer and director Corman merely begins with The Trip, Death Race 2000, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and the original Little Shop of Horrors. As a distributor he was also responsible for introducing American audiences to an array of European art house films. (Those interested »
- Clark Collis
Pro wrestlers are both athletes and entertainers. Their job is to put on a believable performance inside of the ring, making fans fully immersed in the show. Getting into character night after night requires a certain level of talent and acting ability, which may lead some wrestlers to think they can handle a role on the big screen. For some wrestlers, they have the acting chops to carry a movie under their name, while others... well, they should stick to performing pile-drivers and body slams. Horror movies seem to be the start for most wrestlers, because horror's a genre where over-the-top acting can be accepted, and it’s a world not too far off from the WWE universe. In honor of Wrestlemania 30, and with the April 11th release of the WWE horror film Oculus, we take a look back at some famous wrestlers who made the career leap to horror movies. »
- Amanda Tullos
What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!
10.) Re-animator (1985)
- Jerry Smith
Back in January, we gave you the first details on Gore Camp, an immersive experience where campers are put into the middle of their own horror movie and must survive a night in the woods. We’ve now been provided with new details on what you can expect:
“Gore Camp is the East Coast’s Premiere overnight immersive Horror camping experience. Forget watching horror films … Gore Camp places you right inside your worst nightmares!
Lasting 12 hours, campers arrive at the campsite (hosted on the 60-wooded acres that house Nepa’s Leading Haunted Authority Reaper’s Revenge and produced by Infect Scranton Productions). They are checked in, shown to their tent, given some survival gear and get “settled in” before all Hell breaks loose!!
Throughout the night, campers will have the opportunity to chill in the “safety zone” (Beware, as you aren’t that safe as some familiar and not so »
- Jonathan James
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on the Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival, House of Monsters concept art, a Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series casting update, multiple trailers, reviews, and much more:
Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival Details: “You can’t keep a lethal lady down. Flicks for Fans and Arrow in the Head, the team behind last year’s Evil Dead Fest, are proud to present the resurrection of the all new Lethal Ladies of Horror Film Festival Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the famed art deco-themed 1940’s built Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA. This will be an amazing event for all film fans and those with an appreciation for strong roles by women in horror. As always Flicks for Fans will have much for fans who attend the fest including great concession specials, »
- Tamika Jones
Everyone has that one cinematic brawl that sticks with him or her. They buy special edition Blu-rays to watch the glorious scenes in high definition, wear shirts sporting their favorite competitor, and even engage in debates with other fans about which character they think would win if the duel occurred in real life. With The Raid 2 coming out soon, what better time to look back on best fight scenes that genre films have to offer? Read on to see which conflicts make the list, and keep an eye out for The Raid 2, which is set to release on March 28th, 2014. 20. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Rooftop Scene Although it may seem a little campy, Julius deserves a ton of credit for being one of the only people to stand up and fight Jason Voorhees, instead of just running away. Julius lands nearly all of his blows, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
There was a spirit and drive on set of Ronnie Thompson’s latest drama I Am Soldier, and a commitment to the cause not to dissimilar to the special forces themselves, with a palpable, tireless work ethic spreading around the camp. It seems only right this be the case, as the one thing Thompson – whose previous directing credit is Tower Block – was hellbent on guaranteeing, is that his film is rife with authenticity, as he uses his own personal experiences as a serviceman, to help craft this piece of cinema.
“Because I have a service background, it’s always something I’m naturally interested in,” he told us on set. “I don’t know many directors or writers that have that kind of experience to draw on and that mindset of a service person. So it’s always something I wanted to do. I’m a director who has more »
- Stefan Pape
It was November of 2012 when we first heard about Michael Aguiar's The Laughing Mask, and an update has finally come along with the film's official teaser trailer and some new images. Check 'em out and enjoy a good chuckle!
From the Press Release:
The Laughing Mask is an indie horror co-production from America and Brazil from writer/director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures. The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida over a rigorous 28-day shooting schedule.
The Director of Photography, William Schweikert, used a Red Epic camera to capture all of the horrifying imagery, while Daniel Mazikowski (The Sadist) handled all the special effects. The cast is compromised of several rising stars including Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Matt Ganey, and Thomas Noel Smith.
The film’s story involves the loss of family. Jake has lost his wife to a deranged killer – The Laughing Mask. »
- Debi Moore
In today's Indie Beat, we have the first teaser trailer for the upcoming horror film The Laughing Mask from Director Michael Aguiar, which was shot in only 28 days. Come inside to learn more about the film and watch the teaser!
Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene. So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Laughing Mask is an indie horror co-production from America and Brazil and from director Michael Aguiar and production house Bravestarr Pictures. Recently,The Laughing Mask was shot and completed in Florida, over a rigorous twenty-eight day shooting schedule. The Director of Photography, William Schweikert, used a »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Directed by Adam Wingard
Written by Simon Barrett
From the writer and director of sleeper hit, You’re Next, Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard bring another energetic crowd pleaser. The Guest makes for a great midnight movie, playing like an old-fashioned action/slasher thriller that features a twisted, creepy, but incredibly likable killer. Underlined by a great score that carries hints of John Carpenter’s Halloween series, this imperfect but enjoyable film creeps as equally as it does delight.
As the Petersons, a New Mexico family, go about their daily lives after the death of their fallen Army son Caleb, David (Dan Stevens) shows up at their doorsteps. He claims to be a close friend of Caleb’s, and his charm and good manners quickly insinuate himself into the household. However, David is prone to sudden violence and keeping secrets. The former is his limited way in »
- David Tran
As horror fans, we make it our business to know the most obscure details about our favorite films. We watch the bonus features on the Special Edition releases of our favorite DVDs; we read retrospectives and interviews in support of our most beloved titles. But even the most diligent fan is bound to miss something along the way. So, to help you get the lowdown, we're launching a new segment that rounds up some lesser-known trivia from your favorite horror films.
For this installment, we're setting our sights on the 1978 classic Halloween. Most horror fans probably know that the Michael Myers mask used in Halloween was a William Shatner mask with a few modifications but we have uncovered some lesser-known facts for your reading enjoyment. Feast your eyes on 10 things you may not have known about John Carpenter’s Halloween.
The man who portrayed ‘The Shape’ later collaborated with John Carpenter »
- Tyler Doupe
Thn would love to share some awesome posters with you that celebrate the tremendous career of film legend John Carpenter and five of his movies. The people at FrightFest Originals are in the process of launching a limited edition collection of five original posters of five of his cult classics designed by five top graphic artists. High five! No, too many fives? Anyway, the films they’re covering are all below and I want more than one, of course. First up is:
“The Duke has the best pad in the city so I chose to show one of the film’s great fight sequences against that extravagant moulding and lavish scroll work”.
They Live is the first poster from Us-based artist Jeremy Wheeler »
- Dan Bullock
We love John Carpenter here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema in London. We love All Nighters here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema in London. So colour us happy that they're hosting a John Carpenter All-Nighter in April, and if you're thinking of heading down, you might just catch us there too. The line-up is phenomenal, showcasing the very best of John Carpenter through the ages. The films included are Halloween, probably the best slasher movie ever made. Creepy classic, The Fog. Cult favourites, Escape from New York and They Live. Arguably John Carpenter's greatest achievement, The Thing, and one of my own personal favourites, Big Trouble in Little China. The event takes place at The Prince Charles Cinema in London on April 12th, 2014. Tickets and prices can be found at the link below. »
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