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2-Disc Still Screaming Bonus Features Available to Preorder!!

Ryan Turek’s Still Screaming documentary pretty much covered all there is to know regarding the Scream series, but a little known fact, is that Turek and producer Anthony Masi (producer of Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror and also Icons of Fright head honcho Rob G’s The Psycho Legacy) handed over more than four hours of bonus features for the doc to Lionsgate, who ended up not using the footage.

Well, Scream fans, the team behind the documentary have put together a brand new 2-disc DVD of the Still Screaming Bonus Features, and preorders for that set are now ready to go. Everything from extended interviews to memorabilia segments, it’s all in there. So, if you’re a fan of Turek’s doc (I don’t even like the Scream series, but Loved Still Screaming) , or just a fan of the series, check it out!

Preorders for the
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Robert Galluzzo Talks The Psycho Legacy

This writer caught up with genre journalist and documentary filmmaker Robert Galluzzo this past Tuesday night at the Burbank, CA hot spot of horror, Dark Delicacies, as he celebrated the release of his documentary The Psycho Legacy (which that day released nationwide via Shout! Factory) with a well attended, in-store DVD signing.

It seemed an appropriate evening to pick his brain as fans and Psycho alumni arrived en masse, as did an intimidating lightning storm that hovered over the Los Angeles basin, not unlike the one Psycho star Janet Leigh drove through on her way to her eventual demise in the original 1960 Hitchcock classic, which, along with its sequels, served as the inspiration for Galluzzo’s The Psycho Legacy.

Galluzzo happily took some time out from the festivities to wax on the trials and tribulations of his long-in-the-making documentary (read our review of The Psycho Legacy here) as well as
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Exclusive: Robert V. Galluzzo Talks The Psycho Legacy

Robert V. Galluzzo sheds some new light on the historic Psycho movie series, particularly the sequels

Have you ever gotten excited about a new DVD coming out, only to be disappointed with the lack of special feature content? It happened to Robert V. Galluzzo a few years back and instead of ranting and raving on message boards and commenting in articles, he did something about it: He made a documentary.

A lifelong horror fan who had contributed as a journalist on numerous horror sites before creating his own site, Icons of Fright, he discovered that when Psycho II and Psycho III were released on DVD back in 2005, there were absolutely no special features. He began to discover that there just wasn't a lot of information out there. Particularly on the sequels to Alfred Hitchcock's original 1960 classic, Psycho. The result of that initial idea is The Psycho Legacy, which will
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Hellraiser Documentary Details

With nearly every horror franchise receiving the documentary treatment these days, it's not surprising that Hellraiser is among them. Today, we've got some early details for you on behind-the-camera talent.

Dark Knight Pictures announces that Stefan Hutchinson (Halloween: 25 Years of Terror) will direct the definitive documentary with our good friend Ryan Rotten on scripting duties. Anthony Masi (His Name Was Jason) will handle producing details.

Really looking forward to this one. While I'd argue that there are only three films in the Hellraiser series (unless someone wants to release the longer cut of Bloodline), I'm really curious to see how the direct-to-video Dimension era is handled.

- MattFini

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Camelot Acquires Rights to Zombie Culture Documentaries

Camelot? King Arthur's Court? Zombies? Have we been missing an entirely new "undead" angle to the story of The Knights of the Round Table? No. Not that Camelot. We're talking about Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. who just added two horror documentaries to its domestic line-up -- Zombie Culture: Documentary of the Living Dead and Unearthed: The Hellraiser Saga. Both will be distributed through Camelot’s DarKnight Pictures, a division of Camelot Distribution Group.

Both documentaries will be produced by Anthony Masi who brought us the marginally interesting His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th and Halloween: 25 Years of Terror.

“Hellraiser is one of the most recognizable horror franchises and with the studio reboot in 2011, this is great time to produce and release a behind the story feature,” commented Jaime Thompson, Camelot's President of Distribution. “Zombie Culture capitalizes on how zombies have become the most popular movie monster.
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Never Sleep Again Trailer: A Nightmare on Elm Street Documentary

With both Friday the 13th and the Halloween franchises getting their shot at a reboot, it was only a matter of time before A Nightmare on Elm Street would be resurrected for a new generation as well. A remake is currently in production from Platinum Dunes with director Samuel Bayer at the helm and Jackie Earle Haley wearing the striped sweater and glove. But in order to start generating some hype for Freddy Krueger's return, they have also commissioned a feature-length documentary on the series entitled Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. This doc is clearly following in the footsteps of other franchise retrospectives like Halloween: 25 Years of Terror and His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (especially considering that Daniel Farrands, director of the latter, is once again in charge). Also helping out is Andrew Kasch of horror website Dread Central [1]. Although the movie
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Freddy Krueger Will Be Killed with Kindness in New 'Elm Street' Documentary

Michael Myers has his own Halloween: 25 Years of Terror, a certain hockey masked maniac has His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, even Jaws has the incredibly elusive The Shark is Still Working, but no one has yet chronicled with any depth the behind-the-scenes adventures of everyone's favorite fedora sporting, sweater wearing, knife-glove loving, dreamscape-haunting pedophile. But fret no more, all it takes is a big Hollywood remake to give an icon of fright his very own documentary, and thus we shall soon have Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

From the creators of the fantastic and comprehensive His Name Was Jason, Never Sleep Again has already begun filming in Los Angeles, which has long served as the shooting location for the fictional street. The documentary will be narrated by the series' most notable final girl, Heather Langenkamp, and span everything from the original 1984 film
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Cleanin' Up The Town on the 25th Anniversary of Ghostbusters

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Fangoria brings you a sneak-preview of the new Ghostbusters documentary, along with a World Premiere clip from the film - featuring Ray Parker Jr!

Over the past few years, the “fan documentary” has practically become a genre unto itself. Bored with the typical studio docs that generally pop-up as DVD bonus features, a new breed of documentary filmmaker has emerged. Armed with a true passion for their subjects, their work is exhaustive, and the finished product is often some of the most comprehensive and detailed accounts of the films to which they pay tribute.

With the success of Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror and the recent His Name Was Jason, the door has opened for filmmakers to collect the real stories behind many of the horror genre’s greatest films. The upcoming slate of such docs is growing, with The Shark Is Still Working, The Psycho Legacy, and a rumored
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His Name Was Jason Trailer On Icons You Tube! A Peek At The Friday The 13th Documentary!

Anchor Bay Entertainment has provided Icons Of Fright with the final trailer for His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th, the new extensive documentary which hits store shelves on February 3rd! Watch it below Or in high quality over on the Icons You Tube page at: www.youtube.com/IconsOfFright.

Check out the extensive DVD review by clicking the image below or right Here!

Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman
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Exclusive Interview: Halloween Comics' Stefan Hutchinson

Stefan Hutchinson is a Michael Myers nut, or as he likes to call it, “The Shape behind the Shape”. He burst onto the horror scene back in 2006, directing and co-writing the intricate documentary Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror, featuring behind the scenes interviews with cast and crew from the 2003 Halloween anniversary convention. In 2008, Halloween Comics was presented to the world of comic books with the help of Devils Due Publishing, and Stefan Hutchinson tackled the writing duties for its initial release, Halloween: Nightdance, which was a Fangoria Top 10 book for 2008. He is the prominent writer for Halloween Comics, continuing on with 30 Years Of Terror, Autopsis and The First Death Of Laurie Strode, along with the upcoming The Mark Of Thorn series featuring that mysterious “Man in Black” from Halloween 6. Fangoria caught up Stefan during a major writing session to ask some questions on the successful launch of Halloween Comics,
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His Name Was Jason (DVD Review)

Sometimes you wanna go where you know everybody’s name. For diehard fans, that’s the fun of revisiting Friday The 13th. Even if you’ve heard or read some of the stories contained in His Name Was Jason at conventions, in books like Peter Bracke’s Crystal Lake Memories and the documentaries, etc. included on the 2004 Friday DVD box, there’s still a weird lust for some of us to search for undiscovered livers and gizzards in the franchise’s body.

On the other corkscrewed hand, those who haven’t had the chance to check out the books and documentaries are in for a serious treat with His Name, out February 3 in a double-dvd set from Anchor Bay (Pre-Order Here). Director Dan Farrands (screenwriter of The Girl Next Door and Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers) and writer/producers Anthony Masi (who explored another archetypal slasher with Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror
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His Name Was Jason: Friday The 13th Documentary Trailer!

Below you'll find the trailer for His Name Was Jason, the upcoming Friday The 13th documentary (courtesy of Shock Till You Drop) coming February 3rd, 2009 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The extensive retrospective looks at the entire Friday The 13th franchise from the original 1980 film right up to Platinum Dunes new remake.

Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part
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Anchor Bay Entertainment Loses a Legend

We learned of some incredibly disheartening news this past weekend that will impact the horror genre pretty heavily. Mark Ward, VP of Acquisitions for Anchor Bay Entertainment, was let go from The Bay. This is horrid news as Anchor Bay has been one of the leading genre providers for us horror fiends, while Ward is responsible for bringing you new titles such as Hatchet, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror, Lightning Bug, Spiral, Behind The Mask and next year's Laid To Rest, Grace, and His Name Was Jason. He's also responsible for all of the incredible re-releases such as Halloween, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Hills Have Eyes, Phantasm, Re-animator, Hellraiser 1 and 2, Children Of The Corn, and the Evil Dead 1 and 2 Book of the Dead editions along with the hundreds of horror titles on DVD.
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Halloween Comics Update! The Mark Of Thorn Is Coming!

For those Halloween purists unsatisfied with the radical direction that Rob Zombie rebooted the franchise, you should be able to take solace in the recent spat of Halloween comic books that have hitting store shelves courtesy of Devil's Due Publishing. Stefan Hutchinson, the director behind the Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror documentary has been scripting all the recent Michael Myers comic book stories and keeping them rooted in the original franchise's continuity. Look no further then the titles of each mini-series for proof. From Nightdance to The First Death Of Laurie Strode. And next up will be The Mark Of Thorn which will no doubt delve into the "thorn" storyline introduced in Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers.

With so much going on in the comic book world of Michael Myers, it's only fitting that the official website got an upgrade & loaded up with tons of cool content. Check out WWW.
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His Name Was Jason: Friday The 13th Documentary DVD Cover Art!

Below you'll find the official DVD cover art for His Name Was Jason, the upcoming Friday The 13th documentary coming February 3rd, 2009 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The extensive retrospective looks at the entire Friday The 13th franchise from the original 1980 film right up to Platinum Dunes new remake.

Hosted by Tom Savini, it features interviews with Actors: Betsy Palmer (1), Adrienne King (1 and Part 2), Larry Zerner (Part 3-D), Bonnie Hellman and Judie Aronson (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debi Sue Voorhees (A New Beginning), Darcy DeMoss and Vincent Gustaferro (Part VI), Lar Park-Lincoln, Elizabeth Kaitan and Diana Barrows (Part VII), Peter Mark Richman and Jensen Daggett (Part VIII), Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Friday), Lisa Ryder (Jason X), Seth Green and Travis Van Winkle (2009 remake); Jason Voorhees portrayers: Ari Lehman (1), Warrington Gillette (Part 2), Richard Brooker (Part 3-D), Ted White (Final Chapter), C.J. Graham (Part VI), and Kane Hodder (Part VII,
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His Name Was Jason official DVD info!

Anchor Bay Entertainment gave Fango the word that it will release the documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th on DVD February 3, 2009. The exhaustive saga of Voorhees cinema will then have its broadcast premiere on Starz Friday, Feb. 13.

Directed by Dan Farrands (screenwriter of The Girl Next Door and Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers) and produced by Anthony (Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror) Masi and Thommy Hutson, His Name Was Jason is hosted by Tom Savini (pictured, who created the trendsetting gore FX of the 1980 original Friday and returned to the series for 1984’s The Final Chapter. The docu showcases interviews with dozens of contributors to the Friday saga, including actors Betsy Palmer (the original), Adrienne King (the first and second films), Larry Zerner (Part III), Bonnie Hellman, Judie Aronson, Lawrence Monoson and Camilla More (The Final Chapter), Shavar Ross and Debbisue Voorhees (Part V
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DVD releases for Tuesday October 14, 2008

As our favorite holiday creeps ever closer, the DVD release slate continues to become increasingly jammed with the year's horror faves and this week is no exception. The big one this week is, of course, Ghost House Underground's massive 8 film horror boxed set. Featuring 8 great horror films from around the world, The Ghu box features many films we've been following all year including; Dance of the Dead, Trackman, The Substitute, Dark Floors, Room 205, The Last House in the Woods, No Man's Land: Rise of Reeker, and Brotherhood of Blood.

Of course if that's not enough Halloween horror for you, Anchor Bay is releasing a new Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box which includes the original '78 film restored, along with Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and the Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror bonus disc. Where Halloween 2 and 3 are I have no idea.
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Tom Savini Hosts FRIDAY THE 13TH Documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON!

Shock Till You Drop recently revealed that former FX guru/actor Tom Savini recently shot his hosting segments for the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13TH documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON! Directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson, HIS NAME WAS JASON will be available on DVD on February 3rd, 2009 courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment! It will then make its television debut on Friday February 13th on Starz to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes FRIDAY THE 13TH remake! The doc currently boasts interviews with over 90 people involved in the entire FRIDAY franchise, and the DVD promises over 3 hours of bonus materials and content! You can check out a slew of pictures, as well as a report from Savini's shoot exclusively over at Shock Till You Drop! (Click the teaser image below!)

Anchor Bay also put out last years HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR documentary produced by Masi.
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His Name Was Jason DVD Release Date! The Upcoming Friday The 13th Doc!

Shock Till You Drop got word that His Name Was Jason, the upcoming extensive 90 minute Friday The 13th documentary directed by Dan Farrands and produced by Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson will be available on DVD on February 3rd, 2009 courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment! It will then make its television debut on Friday February 13th on Starz! The doc currently boasts interviews with over 70 people involved in the entire Friday franchise, and the DVD promises over 3 hours of bonus materials and content!

Anchor Bay also put out last years Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful Amityville Horror docs for The History Channel and Masi is also a producer on The Psycho Legacy doc.)

Visit the official My Space page at: http://www.myspace.com/hisnamewasjason 

Check out Exclusive photos from the NY shoot of His Name Was Jason with Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Voorhees
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His Name Was Jason: Friday The 13th Documentary My Space Page Launches; Teaser Art!

A My Space page for "His Name Was Jason" - a documentary project chronicling the entire Friday The 13th franchise has officially gone live! You'll find the following teaser art below, which most likely will be the cover of the eventual DVD release courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. (It's very reminiscent of the Crystal Lake Memories book!) The doc is being directed by Dan Farrands with Anthony Masi and Thommy Hutson producing.

Starz is planning a television broadcast of "His Name Was Jason" for the first week of February 2009 to coincide with the release of Platinum Dunes Friday The 13th remake (directed by Marcus Nispel and starring Supernatural's Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears) with a DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment to follow shortly after. Anchor Bay also put out last years Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror documentary produced by Masi. (Farrands produced the wonderful Amityville Horror
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