9 items from 2015
After making blood-splattered summer memories at Camp Arawak, the Sleepaway Camp franchise pointed its cameras at two new seasonal spots: Camp Rolling Hills and Camp New Horizons. Crackling bonfires, burned flesh, and slice-and-dice slayings wound their way into the busy camp curriculums in both Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers and Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, and to help kick off their Summer of Fear: Part 2, Scream Factory will release both Pamela Springsteen-starring sequels in bonus features-packed Blu-ray / DVD Collector's Editions on June 9th:
Press Release - "This summer, Scream Factory™ invites horror enthusiasts and movie collectors to further venture into the great outdoors and experience what Camp Rolling Hills and Camp New Horizons have to offer – nature walks, randy campers, puritanical camp counselor, murder and a feast of gory goodness! Fans of the popular Sleepaway Camp movies rejoice as the collector’s editions of Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers »
- Derek Anderson
Its been a few rough days for fans of horror. Its not that there isnt some amazing news hitting the interwebs its just that weve lost two amazing contributors inside of a week. Just two days ago we learned that the lovable and quite dedicated Tom Towles (of Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer and House of 1000 Corpses) had passed away at the age of 65. Today were discovering that Geoffrey Lewis another genre familiar has passed on. »
Actor Tom Towles has died at the age of 65.
Our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was a nice funny guy. We will miss him. #riptomtowles #halloween2007 #houseof1000corpses #thedevilsrejects
A photo posted by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Apr 5, 2015 at 1:57pm Pdt
Zombie announced Towles's death on Sunday (April 5) on Facebook.
"I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died," he wrote. "He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed."
Though he did have a small role in 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” Towles was more associated with the films of Rob Zombie, appearing in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” Zombie’s 2007 reboot of “Halloween” and the fake Zombie-shot trailer for “Werewolf Women of the S.S.” included in the 2007 film “Grindhouse.”
Zombie remembered Towles on his Instagram page Monday, saying “He was a nice funny guy.”
- Carmel Dagan
Tom Towles may be best known for his role as Otis in Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer but the mans resume stretches far beyond that one glimmer. In fact Tom was a damn dedicated player in the game of horror. The prolific actor sports more than 60 projects on his ledger (with plenty of television work included) and a wealth of standout pictures can be found. Towles appeared in a number of Rob Zombie films including Halloween The Devils Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses. He also tackled roles in The Prophecy II Night of the Living Dead and Home Sick. He was passionate boasted amazing on screen presence and we fans appreciated that. »
Tom Towles, a character actor best-known for his work in indie-horror flicks, has died. He was 65 years old. His agent confirmed his passing to E! News Monday, noting that "out of respect for his family and friends" she was not releasing any additional information. It was actually Rob Zombie, who featured Towles in a number of his movies, who first shared the sad news in a Facebook post Sunday. "I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died," he wrote. "He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed." Towles worked with Zombie on House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil's Rejects (2005), Halloween (2007) and in »
Zombie announced Towles's death on Facebook on Sunday, writing that he had just learned of the actor's passing. No details about Towles's death were made available.
"He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times," Zombie wrote on Facebook. "He will be really missed."
I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed.
Posted by Rob Zombie on Sunday, April 5, 2015
Towles and Zombie collaborated on several horror flicks, including "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects," and the 2007 "Halloween" remake. The late actor also starred in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, »
- Katie Roberts
“Otis, plug it in!”
It’s been a tough week for horror fans. First Robert Z’Dar passed away, and now Tom Towles. The actor would have a cult following if he had co-starred in nothing else but Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer in 1986. His Otis was based on Ottis Toole, the vile drifter who, along with Henry Lee Lucas (played in the film by Michael Rooker), left a trail of bodies in their wake. Towles was scary-good as Otis, and went on to co=star in a number of cult horror films including Tom Savini’s Night Of The Living Dead remake, The Borrower, and Fortress. Towles became a regular for director Rob Zombie with roles in House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’S Rejects, and Halloween. He had not appeared in a film since 2008, but had become a staple on the horror movie convention circuit. He died »
- Tom Stockman
It’s almost hard to believe, but it’s now been 12 years since the release of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses, which officially launched the musician’s career as a horror filmmaker. Over a decade later, the cast has reunited, and… Continue Reading →
The post House of 1000 Corpses Cast Reunites, 12 Years Later appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
9 items from 2015
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