15 items from 2010
Jim O'Rear isn't just an actor, no, no ,no! Mr. O'Rear as done stunt work, writes, produces and directs so he does wear many hats in the film making biz. Check out my latest "Versus" as we get to know Jim O'Rear better and all the projects he's working on and other cool stuff.
Brian S- First off, Jim, how'd you get into acting?
Jim O'Rear- It was by accident, actually. Many, many years ago (when I was about 11 years old) I was performing across the country as “The Youngest Professional Magician,” appearing with people like Harry Blackstone Jr. and The Great Tomsoni. After a performance, one night, a television producer approached me and asked if I’d like to act in a television commercial. I told him that I wasn’t interested and that I didn’t know anything about acting. He tried to tell me that what »
On October 10th at 2 p.m., Dark Delicacies will hold an exclusive Carnies DVD release event with (tentative) Doug Jones, Reggie Bannister, Chris Staviski, Brian Corder, John Corder, David Markham, Gigi Bannister, Denise Gossett, and Mike Murga. The upcoming sideshow thriller “Carnies” by director Brian Corder stars genre favorites Doug Jones (Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, Frankenstein), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Wishmaster), Ford Austin, Gigi Fast Elk and Lee Perkins (Dahmer vs. Gacy, Live Evil, The Red Machine). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Carnies. Synopsis: In 1936, during The Great Depression, a traveling sideshow sets up shop to mystify yet another dustbowl town with freaks and illusions. When a sinister [...] »
- Brian Corder
Now This is how to screen a movie: A very special showing of The Dead Matter, the largest Dead Matter cast reunion of the year, Q&A session, signing, and the first West Coast appearance from Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas in several years is happening This Saturday (September 18th) at Ghost Fest Expo 4 on board the Rms Queen Mary in Long Beach, California!
The Dead Matter screening will start at 7:00 pm on board the Queen Mary. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door.
A guilt-ridden young woman desperate to contact her deceased brother discovers a powerful ancient relic that controls the dead. Her dark obsession drags her into the tangled world of two warring vampire lords (Andrew Divoff of Lost, Wishmaster and Tom Savini of Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead), each with his own sinister plans for the artifact, and a vampire »
- Uncle Creepy
A new trailer for Brian Corder's carnival themed horror outing Carnies starring Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) and Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Wishmaster) has popped up online. check it out (along with the original trailer and poster) below. Check it out on DVD October 12, 2010. More at carniesmovie.com Having sawdust in the blood is a carny compliment, but blood in the sawdust is another story. In 1936, during The Great Depression, a traveling sideshow sets up shop to mystify yet another dustbowl town with freaks and illusions. When a sinister force begins taking the carnies' lives one-by-one, Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister) is put on the case. Is it the cryptic carnival owner, Helen (Denise »
For those of you who might have missed it, here’s the official teaser poster for the upcoming sideshow thriller “Carnies” by director Brian Corder starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, Frankenstein), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Wishmaster) and Lee Perkins (Dahmer vs. Gacy, Live Evil, The Red Machine). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Carnies. Synopsis: In 1936, during The Great Depression, a traveling sideshow sets up shop to mystify yet another dustbowl town with freaks and illusions. When a sinister force begins taking the carnies’ lives one-by-one, Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister of “Phantasm”) is put on the case. Is it the cryptic carnival owner, Helen (Denise [...] »
- Brian Corder
Fangoria.com got their hands on a brand new movie trailer for the upcoming sideshow thriller “Carnies” by director Brian Corder starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, Frankenstein), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm, Wishmaster) and Lee Perkins (Dahmer vs. Gacy, Live Evil). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Carnies. Synopsis: In 1936, during The Great Depression, a traveling sideshow sets up shop to mystify yet another dustbowl town with freaks and illusions. When a sinister force begins taking the carnies’ lives one-by-one, Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister of “Phantasm”) is put on the case. Is it the cryptic carnival owner, Helen (Denise Gossett)? What about the strong man, Virgil [...] »
- Brian Corder
World renowned F/X legend and filmmaker Robert Kurtzman is launching a new reality web series showcasing the behind-the-scenes world of special effects, and we've got the lowdown on how you can watch it ... and win prizes including props, masks, and more!
From the Press Release:
The Kik Axe Entertainment Network is proud to announce a new web series from special effects master and filmmaker Robert Kurtzman, the man responsible for some of the coolest F/X in some of the hottest flicks of the past 25 years including Army of Darkness, The Devil's Rejects, From Dusk Till Dawn, Cabin Fever, Scream, Pulp Fiction, Dances with Wolves, Misery, Hostel, Wishmaster, and too many more to mention.
"Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps" begins airing next week on Friday the 13th (August) on Robert’s official website, creaturecorps.net. This innovative new weekly series dares to let you peek behind the curtain to »
- Uncle Creepy
Midnight Syndicate Films will be releasing a special edition of The Dead Matter starring Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead). This latest will be available July 30th and the DVD will include two additional soundtracks. The story for The Dead Matter follows a desperate young woman who wants to contact her recently deceased brother and instead finds an ancient artifact that can control the dead (Bloody). Have a look at a preview for this film until the July 30th showing draws near.
The synopsis for The Dead Matter here:
"A guilt-ridden young woman desperate to contact her deceased brother discovers a powerful ancient relic that controls the dead. Her dark obsession drags her into the tangled world of two warring vampire lords (Andrew Divoff of Lost, Wishmaster and Tom Savini of Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead) each with his own sinister plans for the artifact and a vampire »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)
You know that expression "If you want something done right, do it yourself"? Well, in the case of Midnight Syndicate's upcoming DVD release of The Dead Matter, we've gotten word from the film’s director, Edward Douglas, that he's doing just that. He's keeping it indie and distributing it himself ... with a little help from Hot Topic stores nationwide.
From the Press Release:
Midnight Syndicate Films has announced plans to release a special edition of The Dead Matter DVD that will include two bonus CDs by Gothic Halloween music artists Midnight Syndicate. It will be available at all Hot Topic stores nationwide on July 30th. The specially-priced set will include The Dead Matter DVD, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Midnight Syndicate, and a new Midnight Syndicate 13th Anniversary greatest hits CD entitled Halloween Music Collection. Midnight Syndicate Films has also released a new official trailer for The Dead Matter »
- Uncle Creepy
Every since the great Andrew Divoff donned the make-up in Wishmaster, horror fans have had a love affair with the mythical beast known as the Djinn. It's been a while, but there's a new magical beast looming on the horizon.
According to Marketwire principal photography has begun on Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's feature film debut, Jinn. Ray Park (Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Faran Tahir (Iron Man), Serinda Swan (Tron Legacy), William Atherton (Ghostbusters), Dominic Rains, Ele Bardha, and Milica Govich are all attached to star.
Ahmad's film, which he is making under the banner of Exxodus Pictures, will introduce the accurate mythological concept of the jinn to western audiences. Never hurts to stray from the source, eh? Check out the early sales art below, and look for more soon.
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- Uncle Creepy
Ted Raimi's name may not be as well-known as his brother Sam's, but his face certainly is, having appeared in scores of genre projects – from Darkman, Candyman and Wishmaster to his recurring roles on Xena: Warrior Princess and in the Spider-Man films. He's also appeared in FEARnet's own 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust web series. Raimi's directed his own web series too, Playing Dead, about a hard-luck actress who takes the job of Death. (The first season can now be viewed at Watchplayingdead.com.) At this weekend's inaugural Wizard World convention in Anaheim, I caught up with Raimi, who told me when he plans to start shooting season 2 of his series, and his plans for his next web »
FX guru, director, producer, writer and all around nice guy Bob Kurtzman (Formerly of Knb FX and director of Wishmaster, The Rage, Deadly Impact) dropped us a note to let us know that his new line of creature FX from Creature Corps. was a hit at TransWorld's 15th Annual Halloween and Attraction Show in St. Louis. In addition to continuing his FX work in feature films like Jennifer Lynch's Hisss, Kurtzman and his crew are now selling custom creature designs through their Creature Corps. line. Hit the jump for more, including a full image gallery. "The buzz around our creations has been amazing! People are really talking on the forums about us and how much they dig our work. We had an amazing time at the con and met »
I Sell the Dead made a move to DVD and Blu-Ray today, with extras now available. The film stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Larry Fessenden (Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever), Angus Scrimm (Wishmaster), and Ron Pearlman (Dark Country) as two grave robbers who bite off too much of the supernatural to chew. Bonus features run the gamut of cast and director commentaries to making of featurettes (visual effects). A blend of the comedic, action, and horror genres, I Sell the Dead was one of the better releases from 2009. More details on this title below.
The synopsis for I Sell the Dead here:
"18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake (Monaghan) tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans on how he got started in »
- Michael Ross Allen
It's been a long time coming! We're happy to report that the long-awaited vampire/zombie movie from Midnight Syndicate maestro Edward Douglas, The Dead Matter, is finally on its way and locked in for a July 30th release!
From the Press Release
"Midnight Syndicate Films has announced that The Dead Matter movie and soundtrack will be released on July 30th. Production on an interactive website that allows fans to delve deeper into the world and characters they will encounter in the movie is under way. A set of three new trailers, the first of which will be released in February, is also in production along with a mini-documentary produced by Smudgeline Productions and other behind-the-scenes featurettes. All of these items and more special features to be announced soon will be included on the DVD release.
Midnight Syndicate Halloween Music is hosting a 13th Anniversary Video Contest where filmmakers and animators »
- Uncle Creepy
The film appendage of Midnight Syndicate, a company best known for their original dark soundtracks, has announced its feature production The Dead Matter has staked a July 30 release date. Said to have been inspired by the likes of Tales from the Crypt and Hammer Films' output, The Dead Matters tells of a relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman, whose desire to reconnect with her dead brother draws her into the world of vampirism and the living dead. The film is scored, naturally, by Halloween music legends Midnight Syndicate and co-produced by Robert Kurtzman ( Wishmaster ) and Gary Jones ( Boogeyman 3 ). Andrew Divoff, Jason Carter, Tom Savini, and television horror hosts Dick Count Gore DeVol Dyszel and Big Chuck Schodowski star »
15 items from 2010
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