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Early next year over Valentine’s Day weekend, horror hounds can gather in Ft. Lauderdale with their loved ones to celebrate three horror movie anniversaries: Friday the 13th (35th anniversary), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (30th), and Demons (30th). Cast/crew from all three films will be in attendance, including Crystal Lake’s Adrienne King and the man of your nightmares, Robert Englund:
“Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Nov. 25, 2014 – Masters of mayhem collide in an ultra-cataclysmic Friday the 13th celebration during the Shock Pop Comic Con at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Feb. 13-15, 2015!
The weekend kicks off with a night of horror as director Sean Cunningham, final girl Adrienne King, composer Harry Manfredini, “Officer Dorf” aka Ron Millkie, and first Jason himself, Ari Lehman convene for the 35th Anniversary celebration of the classic Friday The 13th. Meanwhile our 30th Anniversary shindig for A Nightmare On Elm Street »
- Derek Anderson
Genre comedies remain a tough combination to pull off, but when they work the results can include all kinds of ridiculous and messy fun. One under-appreciated gem is Frank Henenlotter‘s 1990 romp, Frankenhooker. As is probably evident in the title the movie is a tongue in cheek riff on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein following a young scientist’s efforts to fix his girlfriend after she’s killed in a tragic lawnmower accident. It’s a top to bottom comedy that tells its story with a great sense of humor and liberal nudity — and without a single drop of blood. So naturally it was unable to secure an ‘R’ rating from the MPAA and had to enter the marketplace unrated. Over the years it’s gained somewhat of a well-deserved cult following, and when the UK’s Arrow Video put together a cleaned-up Blu-ray of the film they also produced a new commentary track for the release »
- Rob Hunter
Award-winning F/X artists, monster-related artwork displayed and sold, killer celebrity guests. These things and more will all be found at the 2014 Son of Monsterpalooza at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, CA, running September 12-14.
Boasting guests like Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal and Terri McMinn as well as seminars, vendors, a costume contest and walk-through monster museum, Son of Monsterpalooza 2014 promises to be just as impressive as its predecessors.
Tickets are available here. Be sure to check out the full current guest list below, and then visit the official Monsterpalooza website and "like" Monsterpalooza on Facebook for more information.
From the Press Release
Award-winning FX artists, monster-related artwork displayed and sold, special presentations, a walk-through monster museum, and so much more will be available at Son of Monsterpalooza 2014 in the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, September 12-14.
Special guests from horror »
- Scott Hallam
On a recent episode of Killer Pov, the podcast I co-host with Fangoria’s Rebekah McKendry and Inside Horror’s Elric Kane, we tackled the topic of “Childhood Obsessions,” and that led to discussing our desire as young budding horror fans to obtain any toys we could get our hands on based upon some of our favorite genre properties. There weren’t that many horror toys when I was a kid, except for the talking Freddy doll, but as an adult, everything pretty much changed when McFarlane Toys unleashed their Movie Maniacs line back in 1998 and proved that there was in fact a huge market for these kind of collectibles. I remember distinctly hunting for the “bloody variant” Leatherface figure at all the local Kay Bee stores, much to the surprise and shock of the clerk’s face when I brought it up to the counter to buy. “We sell this here? »
- Rob Galluzzo
4 items from 2014
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