9 items from 2009
Mad Man Dan And His Dinner With 2009
Editor’s Note: To be honest, I’m not a list guy. I think they’re trite, unimaginative, and when I look at the other horror sites, their lists are all generally the same. Sure, there may be some movement between what’s #3 on one site’s list and #4 on another, but must I see the same 10 or 20 flicks from the last year or decade, best or worst, ad nauseam? So when Mike and I sat down a few weeks back, we agreed not to do the same, humdrum lists.
And then Mad Man Dan came into the picture.
Bringing his uniquely psychotic perspective to the whole idea of lists, then blowing up that idea and subverting it brought a fresh angle to lists. And so I proudly present Mad Man Dan Price’s Dinner with 2009. We don’t censor the Mad Man »
Sin City is suddenly becoming a genre town. The Blacklist Film Festival brought their indie flavor to Las Vegas; Live Evil hit the Sci-Fi Center; and the Fangoria Trinity Of Terrors took over The Palms.
Now William Powell’s comic shop and grindhouse theater hosts the Las Vegas premiere of Sean Cain’s Silent Night, Zombie Night (which we last covered here). The event, celebrating independent cinema, Christmas and zombies all in one night, takes place December 5 at 8 p.m. and costs $5.
Cain, who Fangoria calls a “Indie Horror Specialist,” will be on hand for a Q&A and autograph signing session after the film, as will producer Wes Laurie, and co-stars Chris Gabriel (”One Long Day,” “Devotion,” “S4″), Chad Clinton Freeman ("Killer Biker Chicks"), Luke Y. Thompson (”Wicked Lake,” “Mad Cowgirl”) and Sean Decker ("Alluvial"). Dread Central's Heather Wixson, aka The Horror Chick, will be hosting the event.
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If it's Sunday it must be Saw, then that means its time for another Fangoria Week In Review. We're turning back the clock to look back on the past seven days of blood-soaked horror goodness.
We've got the entire week broken down by category so that you can catch up on anything you might've missed. It was a review-heavy week as we entered October to highlight some great films for your Fall queue, and the news continued to flow about the biggest event in Fango history - the Fangoria Trinity Of Terrors, which invades Las Vegas on Halloween Weekend.
Get caught up below the jump!
Fangoria Trinity Of Terrors: Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nv - 10/30-11/01/2009
Latest Trinity Updates:
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In the spirit of Halloween '09, we're breaking out reviews (some new, some old) of some Fall Frights you may want to work into your monthly viewing.
Originally Published in February, 2008:
I have to be honest: I wasn’t looking forward to seeing this film, despite the buzz at the Slamdance Film Festival, where I caught its premiere last week. At the fest’s headquarters at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah, the place was awash with half-drunk weirdos pumped to catch the late-night screening. I hid my press badge, hoping to avoid any conversation about what was sure to be a stinker—how could it not be with a title like Trailer Park Of Terror? Settling into my uncomfortable seat in the makeshift theater, I sighed and waited for the war between sleep and cinematic schlock to begin. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
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Actor Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder will star in an adaptation of author Bradley Denton's sci fi novel, Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede, from a screenplay by Robert "Superfad" Rugan, who will also direct. Molly "Diary Of A Mad Black Woman" Mayeux will produce through her Dahlia Street Films alongside producing partner Michael "Trailer Park Of Terror" Hennessy. Brian Bullock of Caspian Pictures will executive produce the project. Premise of the book follows 'Oliver Vale', an average 'geek' whose life changes when singer 'Buddy Holly' appears on every TV channel, declaring Vale is the only one who understands why this occurs, as he is pursued by 'disfigured' aliens. "Years later, we would look back with longing and say that the music had died. We should have known better." Sneak Peek a TV performance of singer Buddy Holly and the Crickets from 1957 »
Get your motor running and head out on some abandoned roads where your car will more than likely break down in front of an inbred ax emurderer’s shack.
As summer is in full swing and the roads heat up, our hearts yearn for adventure on the open road. Here are our top ten films that might just make your forget about any road trip you had planned.
1. The Hitcher (1986- original) – Labeled as gore fest featuring a brutal death every ten minutes, The Hitcher firmly established Rutger Hauer as one creepy mofo. And what can be better than one Jennifer Jason Leigh? Two Jennifer Jason Leighs!
2. Joy Ride (2001) – The golden rule of any road trip: don’t piss off a truck driver. This film did make me crave a candy cane for some reason.
3. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) – A basketball team gets trapped on a bus with their cheerleaders in the middle of nowhere. »
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The votes have been compiled and counted, and the readers have spoken: It’s time to announce the winners in our poll of the best horror films and filmmakers of 2008, as well as how the runners-up placed. Elaborating on our report in Fangoria #285 (on sale now), here’s a complete rundown of how the nominees ranked, in descending order, with write-ins also acknowledged (and don’t worry, fans, we’ll get to Martyrs and Deadgirl next year!):
Best Wide-release Film
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (pictured)
Best Limited-release/Direct-to-video Film
Kare Hedebrant, Let The Right One In
Leo Bill, »
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After a few years’ absence, the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are back in their original format, giving you the chance to vote for the best genre films, filmmakers and actors from the past year. There was such a bumper crop of good stuff released in 2008 that narrowing down the nominees to five in certain categories was truly tough; a couple of movies (most notably Splinter) will wait till next year when they’ve gotten more DVD exposure.
E-mail your votes (be sure to vote in all categories; personal e-mails only, no mass ballots) to email@example.com. For the Fango Hall of Fame, be sure not to vote for Dario Argento, Rick Baker, Clive Barker, Mario Bava, Rob Bottin, Doug Bradley, Tim Burton, Bruce Campbell, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs, Don Coscarelli, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Cushing, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Brad Dourif, Robert Englund, »
Greetings Fango Fiends! Psycho Bunny here with another look at the past seven days of blood-soaked horror delights. As if you didn't notice from the media onslaught, our old pal Voorhees is back, his old nemesis Freddy Krueger is about to be, and H2 is about to shoot. Is this 1989 or 2009? Either way, it's a great year to be a horror fan, and with Fangoria's 30th Anniversary Celebration set to kick off in a mere three weeks, 2009 just keeps getting better! Ready for a crash course in the latest horror? Well let's get started.
I've taken the entire week, and broken it down by category. Click the links to read the articles...
Fangoria Entertainment Updates:
-Sneak-Peek: Fangoria #282 (April 2009)
-Fangoria #281 hits the streets!
-Short Cuts: Fangoria.com’s new Bloody Blog
-New Clive Barker film directors set for La Fango con
-Re-introducing Fangoria Slices!
-Feel the Friday fear on Fangoria Radio! »
9 items from 2009
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