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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: ‘Dead Love’ director Chris Gallagher

Dead Love is new unorthodox love story from writer and director Chris Gallagher, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about making the film, working with Lloyd Kaufman and the seminal casting of Emily Booth whilst writing the script.

What can we expect from the film Dead Love?

Talking tables, cannibals, exploding hearts, an awesome soundtrack and many scenes of murder-sex (a term the actors coined on set). It’s essentially a love story concerning a man named Allan, a woman called Anne and a sentient piece of furniture! We’ve got all bases covered – if you want gore, we have scenes where some cast & crew had to watch through their hands. There’s a bit of comedy (hopefully) and underpinning that is the tale of two mismatched people finding love in an unlikely situation.
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Catalog From The Beyond: Graduation Day (1981)

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As is the case with many horror fanatics, the ’80s holds a special place in my heart. I’m a happy guy if you give me some practical effects, stilted yet somehow effective acting, and perhaps a dash of nudity. If you were to distill these things into a single person, I’m pretty sure you’d get Linnea Quigley, the poster girl for Reagan-era horror. While she’s quite well-known for supplying the genre with ample amounts of nudity, it would do her a disservice to say that’s all she brings to the table. This is a woman that radiates everything I love about ’80s horror. In The Return of the Living Dead, for example, her portrayal of Trash playfully poked fun at Goth punks without ever being mean-spirited about it. In Night of the Demons, she took her status as a sex symbol and twisted it to
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Troma Lives! Inside the Wacky, Repulsive and Weirdly Meaningful World of a B-Movie Legend

Troma Lives! Inside the Wacky, Repulsive and Weirdly Meaningful World of a B-Movie Legend
If you’ve never heard of Lloyd Kaufman, you’ve managed to avoid the work of one of the most prolific pioneers of independent film from the past four decades. Kaufman’s New York-based movie studio Troma Entertainment has produced and distributed more than 1,000 films, and in the process has helped launch the careers of some of Hollywood’s most successful talents.

New Yorkers unfamiliar with Troma have a chance to catch up on its sensibilities this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Troma hosts the 17th annual Tromadance Film Festival in Brooklyn, a free festival showing feature films and shorts from filmmakers around the world. This is the story of how one wacky filmmaking factory found its groove.

Schlock With Purpose

Founded in 1974 by Kaufman and his business partner Michael Herz, Troma bills itself as the longest-running independent movie studio in North America. The company is known for its low-budget
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Joe Fleishaker, 500-Pound ‘Toxic Avenger’ Actor, Dies at 62

Joe Fleishaker, 500-Pound ‘Toxic Avenger’ Actor, Dies at 62
Joe Fleishaker, an actor who weighed in at 500-pounds and became Troma Entertainment’s biggest action star, has died. He was 62. He passed away Monday at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Fleishaker made his name starring in the cult “Toxic Avenger” franchise, along with films including “Poultrygeist,” “Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.,” “Terror Firmer” and “Tromeo and Juliet.” Also Read: Alan Young, Star of 'Mister Ed,' Dies at 96 The cause of death has not yet been determined, but the Brooklyn native suffered from morbid obesity and congestive heart failure, and his family suspects it was a heart attack.
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Guest Interview: Amanda Rebholz Talks I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday/The Stall With Mike Lombardo!!

*Editor’s Note – Up and coming horror journalist Amanda Rebholz spoke with Indie horror director Mike Lombardo and we’re excited as hell to share it with you fright fanatics! We’re definitely looking forward to hearing more from both Amanda and Mike Lombardo! – Jerry

Mike Lombardo: Reel Splatter, Surreal Talent” by Amanda Rebholz

Several years ago I was asked to be a part of a documentary about independent horror movies, and as a result of my involvement I was flown to Pennsylvania to film a segment with the rest of the cast. While everyone there were warm and wonderful, there was a boy about my own age who I couldn’t help but notice. He had vivid, brightly-colored tattoos and a messy mop of hair and a grin that took over his entire face. Within ten minutes we were obsessively discussing our mutual love of “Jason X” and its many tie-in novels,
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Get Your 20th Century Farcical Horror Film Fix With Troma’s New Subscription Service

In its effort to be the leading self-distributor of the digital media revolution, Vhx has signed up a shiny new partner to utilize the company’s Netflix-like subscription service platform. So, now would-be and hardcore fans of 1950’s farcical horror films who were looking for opportunities to binge have a perfect destination in Troma Now.

Troma is best known as the production company behind cult-classic B-movies like The Toxic Avenger and Mother’s Day, but the company has recently become a force of online video with an active and ever-growing YouTube channel (currently with over 119,000 subscribers) of Troma-styled videos and even full feature films.

Founded in 1974 by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma made its name with sex comedies like The First Turn On!! before its aforementioned, breakout hit The Toxic Avenger, which debuted in theaters in 1985 and has since inspired sequels, a TV series, and (maybe soon) a family-friendly remake.
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Round-Up: Shriekfest 2015 2nd Wave of Films, Terror at Terminus Party, Shark Lake Trailer, Girl In Woods Stills

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Clinger, the first to be announced in the second wave of films in Shriekfest 2015's lineup, takes the concept of "the clingy ex" to a whole new level. Also: details on the Halloween party happening on the Terminus set from The Walking Dead, a new Shark Lake trailer, and three images from Girl in Woods.

Shriekfest 2015: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA) - Shriekfest International Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce its second surge of films for the Fifteenth annual festival! Shriekfest brings you the Best in independent horror and sci-fi! "We are so excited for our 15th year and this slate of films!" says festival director Denise Gossett. Shriekfest is Oct 1-4. www.shriekfest.com

Clinger: Directed by Michael Steves. When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen’s life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when
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The Completely Sfw Interview (Not Really) with Everly Writer and Director Joe Lynch

Manny Camacho chats with writer-director Joe Lynch

Flickering Myth received an opportunity to sit with Joe Lynch, the Writer and Producer of Everly, which releases August 10th on DVD and Blu-ray.

I had seen this film when it had just released on VOD, earlier this year, as it only had a very limited theatrical release and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was dark, bloody, and full of gory twists. I wasn’t quite sure where to categorize it as a film? But I was certain I needed more popcorn to watch its story unfold.

Interviewing Joe was a treat and I got to understand his process for filmmaking, his love of the medium, and what we’re likely to expect from him in the future.

Flickering Myth Manny: Good morning Joe, I wanted to go over Everly but I also wanted to briefly go over some of your film background
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‘Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed’ Review

[Editors Note: Given that we've already reviewed the Vinegar Syndrome release of Graduation Day and both discs are virtually identical bar the extras, we thought we'd review the Major difference between the two Blu-ray releases - the bonus feature on the UK disc, the documentary Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed]

It’s fair to say I’m a sucker for scream queen “documentaries”. Be they the T&A filled features such as Scream Queen Hollywood Hot Tub Party, more amateur-hour productions such as Donald Farmer’s shot-on-video Invasion of the Scream Queens, or the awesome scream queen interviews that featured in Stephen King’s World of Horror – if it features an interview with a scream queen then I’m there. I’m also a fan of the documentaries and Blu-ray extras produced by High Rising Productions – including their previously released slasher movie documentary: Slice and Dice: The Slasher Movie Forever.

Put the two together and… I’m in filmic heaven!

Directed by UK-horror scene stalwart Calum Waddell and hosted by scream queen Debbie Rochon (Terror Firmer, Tromeo and Juliet) Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed features, in a change of pace for horror documentaries, especially those focusing on females in the genre,
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Graduation Day, Mother’s Day & Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone Featured in UK Blu-ray Slasher Classics Collection

Earlier this summer we reported that 88 Films will be releasing Graduation Day and Mother’s Day to Blu-ray in the UK, and now 1981′s Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone will also be given the UK high-definition treatment. Together, these three releases make up the first wave of 88 Films’ Slasher Classics Collection, and the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed!, has been included on Graduation Day‘s special features.

Graduation Day will hit Blu-ray in the UK on October 13th, while Mother’s Day will be available in the high-definition format sometime in early 2015. An official release date for Don’t Go in the Woods… Alone has not yet been announced. Below are two official press releases and a look at the Blu-ray cover art. The first release has full details on Graduation Day‘s special features, including the documentary, Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed! (thanks to Blu-ray.
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88 Films announce specs for ‘Graduation Day: Special Edition’ Blu-ray

Released in 1981, Graduation Day has become a favourite of slasher movie fans thanks to its plasma-spurting set pieces, maniacal mystery-killer storyline and a cast of cult celebrities that includes Christopher George (City of the Living Dead), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) and the perennially topless Scream Queen Linnea Quigley. Now set for a Blu-ray release, with a stunning print restored and re-mastered from a colourful 4k scan, from the folks at 88 Films, Graduation Day will arrive in the UK with an array of newly created special features from High Rising Productions including a new feature length documentary entitled Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed.

Hosted by the legendary Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer), this insightful investigation into the challenges of women working within a genre frequently associated with a masculine fanbase is unique in featuring all-female perspectives. Names that have been caught on camera for this epic expose
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Web Series Or Movie: Which Should You Make?

All filmed content ends up on the Internet.

Whether it’s twenty seconds long or three hours, shot on a Red digital camera, Go Pro or a 16mm film camera, or viewed on a desktop computer, laptop, cell phone, AppleTV, a Kindle, or whatever — movies, music videos, TV shows, web videos are blasting their way across the Internet right this very second and being viewed by somebody somewhere in some location.

It’s a watchable entertainment overload!

Which is a great thing. More choices means more people can find videos that are specifically tailored to their individual taste and viewing habits.

The Internet has forced all transmittable moving image formats onto a level playing field. As consumers, we can now watch just about anything anywhere — granted, of course, that you’re either signed up with five different subscription services or are a devoted Internet pirate. But, that’s another story.
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Horror Feature Film Online: Chop

Revenge is a dish best served cold … and sometimes without even knowing what the entrée is. In Chop, Will Keenan stars as a man being tortured — both psychologically and physically — by a mysterious stranger (Timothy Muskatell) who claims Keenan wronged him in the past, despite Keenan’s insistence that he simply doesn’t remember the dude. With no apologies forthcoming, Keenan is ordered to first dispatch certain family members, then pieces of his own body in Trent Haaga’s bloody horror comedy.

Chop is Haaga’s directing debut and, made in 2011, still his only directing credit. Also an actor, Haaga first worked with Keenan on the set of a pair of Troma films, Terror Firmer and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. They learned well under sensei Lloyd Kaufman with Chop being reasonably described as Troma-lite with a fun manic and absurdist tone with some fairly gory sequences.

The basic
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Indie Spotlight

The new edition of the Indie Spotlight contains the latest independent horror news sent our way. In this week’s feature, we have the first information on this year’s CineMayhem Film Festival, details on Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I & II, the first photos from Warhouse, and much more:

CineMayhem Film Festival Announced: “Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem’s diverse line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing’s visceral horror anthology The ABC’s Of Death and Breaking Glass Pictures’ mindbending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).

CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will also be hosting the World Premieres of Roadside directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell
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An All-Star Cast Makes Their Return To Nuke ‘Em High

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An All-Star Cast Makes Their Return To Nuke ‘Em High
Troma Entertainment is letting fans know that many of their favorite Troma actors will be featured in the upcoming film, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I and II.” Out of all of the actors that have graced Troma’s films throughout it’s 40-year history, here’s who you can expect in “Nuke ‘Em High” (beware a long blockquote ahead): Leesa Rowland (“Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 & 3″), Lemmy from Motorhead (“Tromeo & Juliet,” “Terror Firmer,” “Citizen Toxie”), Lisa Gaye (“Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2 & 3,” “The Toxic Avenger 2 & 3,” “Terror Firmer”), Debbie Rochon (“Tromeo & Juliet, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie, Poultrygeist), Brick Bronsky (Class of [ Read More ]

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Wamg Interview – AstroFlix Owner Kevin Toal

AstroFlix is the only DVD sales and rental store in St. Louis that caters to the obsessive and elaborate subculture of fandom known as Cult Movies. Say you got an itch to watch Russ Meyer’s Mondo Topless. Netflix doesn’t carry it and you sure won’t find it at the Red Box. You can buy it from the manufacturer, but that will set you back too much hard-earned scratch. You can wistfully recall the days when there were video stores all over St. Louis, shops carrying all manner of sleazy eurohorror, kung fu flicks, anime, and softcore sex romps, but you know these establishments are all long-shuttered. Stepping into AstroFlix at 7215 Manchester Road in Maplewood is like hopping into a time machine and going back to the heyday of the independent video store. Russ Meyer has his own section in AstroFlix! So do the crazies at Troma Studios,
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Debbie Rochon to Be Honored with Ingrid Pitt Award for Excellence and Perseverance in Horror

Debbie Rochon is an incredible ambassador for the horror genre and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of indies. Rochon has made an incredible career in horror and is once again being recognized for her accomplishments!

Rochon is the inaugural Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award winner, an accolade named for horror star Ingrid Pitt, who worked in over 30 films. She co-starred with Sir Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man (1973) and The House that Dripped Blood (1970). She also starred in Hammer's Countess Dracula and with horror legend Peter Cushing in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers. She passed away too soon in 2011. The Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award is presented in conjunction with The Estate of Ingrid Pitt, filmmaker/producer Kevin Sean Michaels and event coordinator Stacy Pippi Hammon.

Debbie Rochon is the perfect honoree for this award. Congrats, D-Ro!

From the Press Release

The very first Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award represents
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Troma Night at The Way Out Club: Terror Firmer and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.

Nothing says ‘The Christmas Season’ like a night of blood, breasts, and puke! Two very different movies from the crazies at Troma Studios will screen Thursday night December 27th at The Way Out Club as our semi-regular monthly Troma Night At The Way Out Club returns!

And we’ve got a great Free double feature.

“You killed my daddy, you maniacal, media-manipulated, homicidal, hermaphrodite freak of nature!”

First, we’re offering Troma’s traditional brand of madness (sleaze, nudity, decapitations, naked starlets, booze, and exploding bodies), with Terror Firmer, the studio’s most twisted, yet acclaimed, movie. A mysterious woman rips off a man’s leg and beats him to death with it as his blood gushes onto the street – she then walks up to a pregnant sunbather and tears a baby from her womb with her bare hands. And this all happens in the first two minutes of Terror Firmer,
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See the Skipp/Kasch Short Film Stay at Home Dad Right Here!

Fresh of its win of the Audience Award (Bronze) at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival, the short film Stay at Home Dad is now online, and you can watch it in its entirety right here!

Synopsis:

An out-of-work father goes to extreme measures to raise his baby daughter... with bizarre consequences.

The jaw-dropping 15-minute film co-directed by John Skipp and Andrew Kasch stars Matthew Currie Holmes (Wrong Turn 2), Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind), Trent Haaga (Terror Firmer), Richard Grove (Army of Darkness), Diane Goldner (Feast I-iii), and Kat Harris (Body of Proof). With both screenplay and soundtrack by Cody Goodfellow, the insane premise “starts with a guy with giant boobs, nursing his baby and crying a lot. Then it gets weird from there.”

Lensed by Buz “Danger” Wallick (Never Sleep Again: The Elm St. Legacy), FX legend Mark Shostrom (Evil Dead II) and his team bring the man-boobs, gore, and other surprises,
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Have Yourself a Bloody Christmas This October

Even though Halloween fever is currently on everyone's minds (and rightly so), after it passes, the holidays will be right around the corner. Might as well start your planning so that they're as full of mayhem as they are mirth, and Bloody Christmas looks to be a great starting point!

From the Press Release

In the grand tradition of holiday horrors (Halloween, April Fool's Day, Happy Birthday to Me) comes Bloody Christmas, a new film from Long Island filmmaker Michael Shershenovich, available via Planetworks and Mvd on October 23rd. The film offers a unique experience by shying away from a typical slasher and drifting into stylish cinematography, all while not taking the subject matter too seriously.

Paul Awful of Movies From Mars writes:

"One scene that stands out visually is a dream sequence (or should I say nightmare) which was shot on 16mm that gets the audience inside a demented and damaged Santa Clause mind.
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