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Right on the heels of its Wes Craven Tribute Art Show last month, Hyaena Gallery (1928 W Olive Ave.) in Burbank, California is now playing host to an art show - called "All Outta Bubblegum" - dedicated to another master of horror: John Carpenter. Hyaena is hosting an opening reception tonight (April 12th), but Shock dropped in early to see some of the awesome work on display. And there is some truly cool stuff from The Fog, They Live, The Thing and Escape from New York. Artists also took a crack at Vampires, Prince of Darkness, Christine and Big Trouble in Little China.
The post Over 30 Images from the John Carpenter Tribute Art Show appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
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
I didn’t even bother posting any news yesterday because there was so much shenanigans going on it was impossible to get a word in edgewise. By far though the best joke of the day got put together by the master of horror himself, Stephen King. His official site announced a project that any true King fan would kill to have made a reality.
They announce Christine Lives – a follow up to one of Kings … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
The stars of Waterloo Road, both past and present, have paid tribute to the show after confirmation that it will end in 2015.
The BBC announced earlier today (April 2) that the long-running school drama will conclude with its tenth series.
Cast members from the show's nine series so far have taken to Twitter to praise the show for its championing of young talent ahead of the final series, which will begin later this year.
Waterloo Road axe: Is it the right decision? - Have your say
Take a look at some of the reactions below:
It's been an amazing few years on @WaterlooRoad love my Wr family.Cant wait to film Christine's final 10 eps. The final eps will be fab!! Xx
— Laurie Brett (@LauriebrettX) April 2, 2014
Lisa Riley (played guest/recurring character Tina Allen)
So sad @WaterlooRoad is finishing I am so proud to have been »
April Fools' Day is always an interesting day on the internet, as nearly every site on the web channels its inner Onion and comes up with fake news stories, in an attempt to fool readers. It's hard to trust anything you read on the internet on a day like April Fools', and quite frankly it would be wise to follow the immortal words of former WWE superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and just plain not trust anybody.
Though you were likely tricked at least once today, and disappointed when you realized that some exciting piece of news simply wasn't true, there's no denying that April Fools' Day spices up the internet, and makes for a fun day of web surfing. We here on Fearnet were victims of a handful of pranks ourselves throughout the course of the day, and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you, now »
- John Squires
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series, the first two chapters from the novel Survivor Max, the uncensored trailer for Smothered with Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder, Camp Dread DVD release details, and much more:
First Two Chapters of Survivor Max: “Meet Max, an 11-year old boy who was stuck in another boring day at school when the lock down alarm went off. They were under quarantine. He escaped and made it home, only to discover he’d have to find a way to survive this plague alone. Little did he know his father, his only parent, was among the infected. Slow-moving and non-thinking, the “lamebrains” swarmed his apartment complex, hunting survivors to feed their insatiable hunger for living flesh. Now he must apply his Porcupine »
- Tamika Jones
The Hero Complex Gallery is hosting "King for a Day," an art exhibit devoted to the collected works of Stephen King: his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows, and films. There are tributes to The Shawshank Redemption, The Stand, It, Christine, Stand By Me, The Green Mile, The Mist, Misery, The Shining, Carrie, and more. The exhibit opens Friday, March 21 in Los Angeles. Hit the jump for more on the event plus a sampling from the art collection. Here's the press release with the details: Hcg invites you to join us for an art tribute to Stephen King’s full body of collected works, including his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows and films. A portion of the proceeds of this show will benefit Mr. King’s charity of choice, The Haven Foundation, a non-profit service that serves to benefit freelance creators of all types who have found themselves »
- Brendan Bettinger
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
Writing about Stephen King movies is always an interesting – if daunting – prospect. If one wanted to be a stickler about things, there are really only a few actual “Stephen King films”: from Creepshow to A Good Marriage, they’re listed under "Screenplays" on the “also by Stephen King” page at the front of most of the man’s books. But that’s limiting. Since Brian DePalma adapted Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, for the big screen in 1976, the Stephen King Movie has been a genre unto itself, encompassing myriad directors, writers, mediums, and styles, all tied together by the fact that Stephen King wrote something that served as inspiration. Where the publishing history of Stephen King is fairly straightforward (with a few hiccups), the movie history is chaotic, because making movies is more complicated than making books. Deals are made, then broken. Screenplays are written and discarded. Budgets are cut, »
- Kevin Quigley
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
Since the year 2000, London has played host to the FrightFest film festival, which has become one of the leading genre festivals in the world. In addition to the annual festival, the dudes who run it launched FrightFest Originals back in the summer of 2012, a label that releases limited edition art prints in tribute to fan-favorite genre films from the past and present.
Now available from FrightFest Originals is the John Carpenter poster collection, which features artwork from five different artists, inspired by five different Carpenter classics. You will notice that Halloween and The Thing are not in the collection, which was a conscious decision on the part of the festival's founders, who wanted to offer up some love to Carpenter flicks that don't always get it.
Check out the complete collection below, and purchase prints over on the FrightFest Originals website. Only 60 of each are available, and the Christine and »
- John Squires
“Sometimes being alive feels like a long game of chicken on a badly-lit road.” -- Michael Marshall Smith, from the introduction to Ps Publishing's Christine Love for Stephen King’s 1983 haunted car story has always seemed a little light on the ground. It’s not that anyone ever hated Christine; it’s just that the passion with which readers discussed classic novels like The Stand or The Shining or recent books like Bag of Bones or 11/22/63 seemed to pass Christine by. During King’s most popular decade, the novel failed to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list (though #2 isn’t exactly a struggle for chart success.) Literary critic and King expert Dr. Michael R. Collings once referred to Christine as a “minor” novel, especially in comparison to the major statement of Pet Sematary, also released that year. Yet in the thirty-plus years since the book was published, Christine has become a cultural touchstone. »
- Kevin Quigley
“Buy a Bag, Go Home in a Box.” You have no idea how thrilled I am to report that one of my absolute favorite horror movies of the Nineties, Popcorn, will get a fully-loaded special edition Blu-ray sometime around Halloween this year courtesy of Synapse Films.
For the uninitiated, Popcorn is a love letter to the golden age of b-movies in the guise of a fun slasher flick about film students putting on an all-night bad movie horror film festival; a master-of-disguise maniac begins killing them off during the show via twisted takes on old school movie theater gimmicks.
The true highlights are the fake movies-within-the-movie lovingly paying homage to the b-movies of the Fifties and Sixties: The Amazing Electrified Man, The Stench, and Mosquito!
As much as I’ve had a major soft spot for Popcorn since seeing it in theaters opening weekend, I clearly don’t love it »
If you ask any horror fan what their top home video labels are, Synapse Films and Scream Factory will always reign supreme. Both cult companies have an impressive roster of catalog releases that’ve given them the reputation they have today, with an equally exciting slate of forthcoming releases that include Suspiria, Nightbreed, Prom Night, Ginger Snaps, and so much more.
Read on below for the full details straight from Synapse and Scream below!
Fans of 80s horror, grindhouse and women-in-prison films are in for a special treat as we are releasing the rare and long-lost 1985 exploitation film Hellhole this Summer on Blu-ray & DVD for the very first time!
Those of you who have seen this film know what fun it is. And »
- Justin Edwards
“Popcorn, the 1991 cult classic starring Jill Schoelen (The Stepfather, Cutting Class), Malcolm Danare (Christine, Heaven Help Us), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-terrestrial, The Frighteners, The Lords of Salem) and Tom Villard (One Crazy Summer, My Girl) is coming to Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD from Synapse Films, Inc in 2014!
This release will give fans a brand-new 2K restoration of the film, taken directly from original vault materials. Supplementary materials from Michael Felsher’s Red Shirt Pictures will round out the exciting package. While the line-up of bonus materials has not yet been finalized, it will feature a retrospective documentary on the making of and legacy of Popcorn along with more extra features currently in the planning stages. »
- Jonathan James
This past weekend, Tiff kicked off their Stephen King movie retrospective. Taking place from now until April, Kingdom of Fear: Stephen King on Screen includes twelve screenings of popular King adaptations, including The Shawshank Redemption and Creepshow. Here’s the official schedule for those that want to attend:
“This bloody good retrospective surveys the wide range of the Master of Horror’s cinematic spawn, from skin-crawling shockers (Carrie, Cujo, The Shining) to moving dramas (Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption) to gleefully trashy guilty pleasures (the ever-awesome Maximum Overdrive).”
January 18, 10pm
January 25, 10pm
February 1, 10pm
February 8, 10pm
February 15, 10pm
February 22, 10pm
March 1, 10pm
March 8, 10pm
March 15, 10pm
March 22, 10pm
March 29, 10pm
April 5, 10pm
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
The post Tiff to Screen 12 Stephen King Movies, »
- Jonathan James
Okay, Toronto, I hope you're ready to catch some classics and gloriously not-so-classics on the big screen! Over the next twelve weeks Twitch will be presenting Kingdom Of Fear: Stephen King On Screen at the Tiff Bell Lightbox, a film series featuring a dozen titles based on the work of the iconic writer screening every Saturday at 10pm with titles including Cujo, Christine, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, Maximum Overdrive, Misery, Carrie, The Shining, Creepshow, The Mist and Apt Pupil.Things kick off this week with a screening tomorrow of Firestarter from director Mark Lester and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. We're going to make it easy for you to win these, all you need to do is email me here...
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Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Jan 2014 - 06:27
John Carpenter's The Thing was panned by reviewers in 1982. We take a look at the angry critical reaction and the later reassessment...
It's the summer of 1982, and director John Carpenter is on the cusp of releasing his latest movie, The Thing. For the 34-year-old filmmaker, the release marks the end of a major undertaking: the culmination of months of shooting on freezing cold sets and snowy British Columbia locations, not to mention the execution of complex and time-consuming practical effects scenes.
Carpenter was understandably proud of the results: after the independent such independent hits as Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween and Escape From New York, this was his first studio movie (for Universal) and also his most expensive to date, with a budget of around $15m. And while The Thing had appeared in cinemas before (in the guise of Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby's 1951 sci-fi shocker, »
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 14 Jan 2014 - 06:26
Our occasional series of journeys back into the weirder films of the past continues with 1992's Vr horror thriller, The Lawnmower Man...
As a document of the early 1990s, The Lawnmower Man serves as a colourful time capsule. Aside from its big shirts, tight jeans and unaccountably buoyant hair, it's also a snapshot of the era's technology and fascination for virtual reality.
At a time when the media was gripped by images of people wearing cumbersome headsets and gloves pawing eerily at the empty air in front of them, virtual reality was widely considered to be the emerging technology which could transform life as we know it. And while this may yet come to pass - Oculus Rift has recently seen Vr back in the news - we're no nearer to having our daily lives transformed by it than we were 20 years ago.
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