13 items from 2013
The year is 1979 and you are camp counselors who are being stalked through a maze of cabins and camp trails by Otis, a homicidal killer that wears a bear mask. Welcome to Camp Grizzly, a survival horror board game that has already reached its goal on Kickstarter and has more than doubled it.
I knew this was something that Daily Dead readers would be really excited to learn more about, so I got in touch with Jason Peter Topolski and Austin Madison of Ameritrash Games to learn all about their project. Continue reading to find out how this game evolved from an idea they had in high school in the 90′s, what the extra Kickstarter funds will bring to the final product, future release plans, and their interest in a Camp Grizzly movie:
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- Jonathan James
It's another Friday, which means another new episode of the Killer Pov podcast is live over on the GeekNation website and we feel like you guys will get a kick out of this particular topic and this episode's particular guests. Hosts Rob Galluzzo (FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria) and Elric Kane (Inside Horror) tackle the subject of favorite genre villains and who better to chime in than two actors whom have delivered two of the best genre performances in the last decade - Leslie Vernon himself Nathan Baesel ('Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon') and Aj Bowen ('The Signal,' 'The House Of The Devil,' 'You're Next'). The gang touches upon the history of Behind The Mask, what it’s like for actors like Aj and Nathan to tackle what can be considered "villain" roles and then we expand »
- Rob Galluzzo
Many psycho killers in film and television are imposing, scary creeps that no one in their right mind would ever get into a car with, or even sit next to on public transit. But a psychopath of the more cunning variety will take you out to dinner and the opera before revealing his or her true motive and subsequently stabbing, strangling, bludgeoning, or carving you to death... and the funny thing is that you won’t even know what hit you. This rarer breed of maniac is all the more terrifying because there are often precious few warning signs... if any. They've learned to assimilate with modern society and blend into a crowd, or at the very least, avoid standing out. The following list represents some classic examples of this craftier brand of crazy. [Note: Big-time spoilers ahead] Norman Bates (Psycho, 1960) Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is such a nice boy. He'll make you a »
- Tyler Doupe
The movie-making business is a fickle one, with projects oftentimes appearing one day, then completely disappearing the next. There are so many factors that go into making a movie that it's quite frankly a miracle so many movies actually do end up getting made. But what about the ones that are planned and announced, but never actually materialize? There are a whole lot of them, and today we take a look at a handful of horror movie sequels that found themselves stuck in the dreaded Development Hell. Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon One of the most frustrating stories in recent years within the horror genre is the story of the sequel to 2006's utterly brilliant cult classic Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon... a follow-up that, for whatever reason, just can't seem to get off the ground. Described as a "spreemake," meaning a sequel, prequel »
- John Squires
Horror as a genre is full of easy targets, which makes it probably the most lampooned genre there is. You have your Scary Movies and A Haunted Houses which spoof all of the recent successes in the genre as well as everything else but then you also have films that parody, honour and do something fresh with the genre.
Considering how common and repetitive the tropes of the genre are, it’s surprising that films such as Scream and The Cabin in the Woods don’t occur more often. There are sixteen years between these two films and in between these successes in revitalising the genre in a clever and self-reflective way, we have just gotten more and more slasher and haunted house flicks that simply just imitate them but on a purely surface level. Look at all the un-ironic stalk and slash films that came out in the wake »
- Chris Holt
Sequels... how we love them. Not sure why we love them because except for a few rare exceptions, they are normally tremendous letdowns, but we love them nonetheless. There's just something about seeing that next chapter in our favorite stories that's so damn alluring.
Sequels are great for several reasons. Aside from the fact that we get another look at characters we fell in love with, sequels also keep the story arc going (sometimes good, sometimes bad), and sequels usually make a shit-ton of money... and it's always nice to see a horror film at number one at the box office.
Sometimes sequels put a bad taste in our mouths (Blair Witch 2), but other times they deliver big time (Evil Dead 2). Some are still promising us sequels (Wolf Creek) while a few gave us sequels that barely seemed to be part of the original film (Queen of the Damned). Regardless, »
- Doctor Gash
Taking place this weekend is the CineMayhem Film Festival in Thousand Oaks, California. If you’re a fan of independent horror, there will be a variety of short films, multiple features, including The ABCs of Death, and the world premiere of Roadside:
“(Los Angeles, CA)—In just less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be underway at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.
CineMayhem sponsor SideShow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC’s Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of »
- Jonathan James
If you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!
From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.
CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC's Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic »
- Uncle Creepy
The official screening schedule has been locked down by the CineMayhem Film Festival, a new event founded by Dread Central's Heather Wixson to kick off the site's third annual Indie Horror Month. Along with the Dread team, the fest is also backed by Scream Factory, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing and Breaking Glass Pictures. Taking place on Saturday & Sunday March 2-3 at the Muvico Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA, the fest will feature new and classic features alike, as well as an extensive collection of short films. The roster will include screenings of Magnet's much-buzzed about horror anthology The ABCs of Death and Breaking Glass Pictures' prison thriller K-11, directed by action guru Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage), as well as a tribute showing of Scott Glosserman's classic horror satire Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. The lineup also includes the world premiere of Adam Barnick's »
- Gregory Burkart
An event all of us at Icons Of Fright are looking forward to, is the first annual CineMayhem Festival, put on by Dread Central’s own Heather Wixson. The festival has now announced its final line-up with tickets and festival passes going on sale Today for the two-day celebration of independent horror at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) this coming March 2nd and 3rd. The lineup is a solid one and we’re definitely not missing out on this one, how about you Fright Fiends?
“Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central’s third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.”
The Official Lineup:
Saturday, March 2nd »
The CineMayhem Film Fest is pleased to announce its final line-up with tickets and festival passes going on sale Today for the two-day celebration of independent horror at the Muvico in Thousand Oaks, CA, this March.
Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:
Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket
Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.
And don't forget that starting Right Now, you can submit your short film to us, and if gets the most "Likes" via our official CineMayhem Contest Facebook App, it will be shown during the fest. To upload your film for judging, just hit the link and get started.
From the Press Release
Founded this year as a launch event to kick off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, »
- Uncle Creepy
Serial killers have long been the stuff of which nightmares are made. The serial killer sub-genre of horror has brought us some amazingly memorable characters that still haunt us to this day. On February 19th Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring us a new name in fear with The Factory.
Starring John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter as detectives tracking a murderer, The Factory is set in the bitter cold of a Buffalo winter. A great place to hunt a hunter. And to celebrate the release of this newest addition to the sub-genre, we've compiled a list of the Top 11 Movie Serial Killers.
There is certainly a long list of names to choose from, but we narrowed the field a bit by limiting it to those who were just regular human people. No supernatural involvement here, just a person or group of people who've gone off the deep end and made »
- Doctor Gash
With guys like Fred Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface dominating the cinematic slaughter scene (the new Texas Chainsaw killed the competition this weekend), it’s easy for horror fans to forget about the little people. But, we at FEARnet embrace the little people and think that they deserve their moment in the spotlight just as much as the big guns. So, we have put together a list of underrated psychopaths in horror cinema who we would like to thank for their thoughtful contributions to the horror genre.
Corbin Bernsen does crazy quite well. His performance as a psychotic dentist who wants to rid the world of filth is what makes The Dentist as enjoyable as it is. The film itself is just Ok, but Bernsen's performance is great. Watch out for Mark Ruffalo in one of his first feature film roles. The Dentist 2 goes a little off the rails. »
- Tyler Doupe
13 items from 2013
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