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Wrong Turn 3 preview, Trick ’R Treat star added to East Coast Fango con!

1 June 2009 8:51 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Wrong Turn 3 director Declan O’Brien will be previewing his new Fox DVD splatter sequel at the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. O’Brien (pictured below with friend), the director of the Sci Fi Channel original movies Rock Monster, Monster Ark and Cyclops, will debut exclusive clips from Wrong Turn 3 (about another group of lost travelers facing off against inbred hillbilly maniacs) at the convention on Sunday.

In addition to his directing chores, O’Brien has also scripted Harpies, The Snake King and Savage Planet for Sci Fi. Stop by this site again over the next couple of days as we begin posting the full schedules (auditorium panels and film programs) for the Fango show.

In other convention news, Trick ’R Treat »

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Smash Cut panel, Glass Eye Pix talent added to East Coast Fango con!

29 May 2009 12:31 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

  A panel devoted to the Canadian slasher flick Smash Cut has been added to the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Representing the film will be stars David Hess and Jennilee Murray, plus director Lee Gordon Demarbre (Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter), writer Ian Driscoll and the Godfather of Gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis!

In Smash Cut (an ode to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, who has a cameo in the movie), Hess (pictured below) plays Able Whitman, a troubled filmmaker losing his mind in an extraordinary way. After accidentally killing an exotic dancer, he decides to use her body parts in his newest horror picture. But when her sister (played by porn star Sasha Grey) begins investigating, Able must »

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Smash Cut panel, Glass Eye Pix talent added to East Coast Fango con!

29 May 2009 12:31 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

  A panel devoted to the Canadian slasher flick Smash Cut has been added to the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Representing the film will be stars David Hess and Jennilee Murray, plus director Lee Gordon Demarbre (Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter), writer Ian Driscoll and the Godfather of Gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis!

In Smash Cut (an ode to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, who has a cameo in the movie), Hess (pictured below) plays Able Whitman, a troubled filmmaker losing his mind in an extraordinary way. After accidentally killing an exotic dancer, he decides to use her body parts in his newest horror picture. But when her sister (played by porn star Sasha Grey) begins investigating, Able must »

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Pandorum’s Ben Foster & more comin’ to East Coast Fango con!

27 May 2009 7:19 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

30 Days Of Night actor Ben Foster (pictured below), star of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Pandorum, has joined the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Foster, who also won raves for his roles in 3:10 To Yuma and X-men: The Last Stand (as Angel), will be joined on Saturday by Pandorum co-star Cung Le, the three-time world champion martial artist.

In other convention news, the Offspring presentation has added castmates Holter Graham, Vic Manetti, Ahna Tessler, Leigh Shannon, Brainscan’s Amy Hargreaves and Headspace’s Pollyanna McIntosh, as well as Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer composer Ryan Shore, to its Saturday preview slot. Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Big Apple blowout include:

Guillermo del Toro: acclaimed director of Hellboy movies, »

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Gwar, more Friday The 13th guests comin’ to East Coast Fango con!

22 May 2009 1:39 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Monster metalheads Gwar will be invading the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Bandmates Sleazy P. Martini, Slave, Jizmak Da Gusha and Oderus Urungus will be on hand all three days (at their “human skin” booth), and host a panel on Sunday in their human guises (Don Drakulich, Matt Maguire, Brad Roberts and Dave Brockie).

In another convention update, some new Friday The 13th veterans have joined the roster, namely first Jason Ari Lehman, Part 2’s Warrington Gillette and Part V: A New Beginning director Danny Steinmann, who also helmed The Unseen (under a pseudonym) and Savage Streets. Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Big Apple blowout (more to come!) include:

Guillermo del Toro: acclaimed director of Hellboy movies, Pan’S Labyrinth, »

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Voorhees mother and son doin’ East Coast Fango con!

19 May 2009 7:07 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Friday The 13th’s Mrs. Voorhees, actress Betsy Palmer, and her “son,” Jason actor Kane Hodder from the series’ seventh through 10th installments, have joined the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. The event will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Fan favorite Palmer also appeared in The Fear: Resurrection and Bryan Norton’s Penny Dreadful, while Hodder stalked through Hatchet, B.T.K. (pictured), Ed Gein: The Butcher Of Plainfield, Fallen Angels and Prison, to name a few.

Two other additions to the NYC Fango con worth noting:

• Toxic Avenger: The Musical: special guests and song highlights from the Off-Broadway smash! (Saturday)

Walking Distance panel: with Closet Space writer/director Mel House and sexy actresses Debbie Rochon, Shannon Lark and Natalie Jones

Other exciting guests/programs set for »

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Trick ’R Treat filmmaker doin’ East Coast Fango con!

15 May 2009 9:20 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Trick ’R Treat writer/director Michael Dougherty (pictured below) has joined the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. The event will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. Dougherty, co-scripter of Superman Returns, X2 and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, made his directorial debut on Trick ’R Treat, an anthology that has garnered raves on the festival circuit and will debut on DVD this fall.

Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Big Apple blowout (more to come!) include:

Guillermo del Toro: acclaimed director of Hellboy movies, Pan’S Labyrinth, Blade II, Mimic and Cronos, signing copies of his first novel, the vampire epic The Strain, on Friday (5 p.m.-7 p.m.). Also appearing: The Strain co-author Chuck Hogan

Dario Argento: Italian maestro behind Suspiria, »

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Guillermo del Toro doin’ East Coast Fango con!

13 May 2009 8:21 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Hellboy movies director Guillermo del Toro has joined the lineup of the fast-approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. The event will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. One of the most celebrated genre directors of our time, del Toro will be appearing at the convention on Friday (5 to 7 p.m. only) for an exclusive stage appearance and to sign copies of his first novel, the vampire epic The Strain: Book One Of The Strain (coming June 2 from William Morrow), with co-author Chuck Hogan.

Del Toro has also helmed such thrilling horror and fantasy films as Pan’S Labyrinth, Blade II, Mimic and Cronos. He next begins shooting The Hobbit for producer Peter Jackson in 2010. You can find out more about The Strain here. Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango »

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Ashley Laurence, Last House reunion, etc. at East Coast Fango con

6 May 2009 11:19 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Hellraiser actress Ashley Laurence (pictured below) has joined the lineup of the fast approaching East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. The event will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City. The lovely Laurence played Kirsty Cotton in Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Hellraiser: Hellseeker, and also appeared in Lightning Bug, Red, Warlock III and Lurking Fear.

In addition, the Big Apple show will welcome a reunion of original Last House On The Left’s villains David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain and Marc Sheffler. Plus, here are some more cool Manhattan additions:

Dead Air: world-premiere screening of the Corbin Bernsen-directed zombie flick; introduced by cast members Josh Feinman (from Sleeper Cell) and Elle Travis (Saturday)

Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni: actress from Dario Argento’s Mother Of Tears, Opera and Phantom Of The Opera, »

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Dario Argento doin’ East Coast Fango!

10 April 2009 6:48 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Ok, so you East Coasters are feeling left out from all the La convention madness we’ve been announcing the last few weeks (see recent news here)? Well, we’re ready to spread the love to the New York City area again. First off, Master of Horror Dario Argento (pictured) has joined the lineup of the next East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 West 34th Street) in New York City! The Italian maestro behind Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae, Opera and Mother Of Tears will have the first news on his latest bloodbath, Giallo, starring Adrien Brody.

Plus, here are some more cool Manhattan additions:

Tony Darrow (pictured): much loved actor/comic from Street Trash, The Sopranos, Goodfellas and Lynch Mob, a new gangster horror flick (!) Lesleh Donaldson: Canadian actress from Happy Birthday To Me, »

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Exclusive (and non-work-safe) Braincell trailer

5 March 2009 1:32 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The producers of the new sci-fi shocker Braincell gave Fango the exclusive first look at the movie’s trailer; check it out below the cut. The preview features a nice amount of blood, and also a bit of skin, so it ain’t work-safe!

Directed by Alex Birrell and lensed in Liverpool, England and Naples, Italy, Braincell (which we last covered here) stars Raine Brown as a young woman who discovers horrifying experiments with violent results taking place at a university where her uncle (Joe Zaso, also one of the producers) is a professor. Darkness Surrounds Roberta’s Eileen Daly, Necroville’s Billy Garberina and Colour From The Dark’s Eleanor James co-star; the music is by Marco Werba, who’s also scoring Dario Argento’s new Giallo. “There’s a lifetime’s worth of horror-film watching in Braincell,” Birrell tells us, and Zaso adds, “It’s a very savage »

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Jeffrey Combs & Ashley Laurence comin’ to Chicago Fango con

4 March 2009 2:36 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Wonderin’ where the Chicago Fango schedule is? Well, we’re still tweaking it because we have a few surprise guests! We are happy to report that Jeffrey Combs, the Re-animator himself, will be attending Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held this coming March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il).

In addition, Ashley Laurence is back in the lineup! The actress from Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Hellraiser: Hellseeker, plus Lightning Bug, Red, Warlock III and Lurking Fear, will be attending on Saturday, while Combs (also best known for From Beyond, Deep Space Nine, Pit And The Pendulum, The Frighteners, The 4400 and many more) hits the stage on Sunday. In other convention news, sadly, directors Tobe Hooper and R.W. Goodwin had to bow out due to unexpected commitments. The full Fango schedule will be live tomorrow morning. Other guests comin’ to »

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WildClaw Theatre to perform at Chicago Fango con

2 March 2009 12:02 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

WildClaw Theatre, Chicago’s leading horror stage troupe, will bring their brand of terror and the supernatural to the fast-approaching Chicago edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il). On Sunday of the event, the local horror theater stalwarts will discuss their previous shows, screen clips of their most outlandish work, answer questions, talk about their upcoming Zombie Bowling and zombie play, The Revenants, then close out the convention with a round of “Scary-aoke,” where the audience will have the opportunity to act out scenes from their favorite horror flicks.

For more about WildClaw Theatre, go here. Other guests comin’ to our Midwest extravaganza (come back tomorrow for the complete schedule!) include:

George A. Romero: the director of Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, »

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Plague Town screening & director at Chicago Fango con

26 February 2009 12:58 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The independent horror film Plague Town, which Fango’s Michael Gingold called “a nightmare captured on film,” will make its Midwest premiere at the fast-approaching Chicago edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il). The screening will be introduced by writer/director David Gregory.

Plague Town is about a group of American travelers lost in the Irish countryside who run afoul of a group of bloodthirsty, disfigured children. Gregory (pictured with actress Kate Aspinwall and victim) makes his feature debut with the movie, having previously helmed nearly 100 genre documentaries and DVD features, including Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth, Portrait: The Making of Henry, Inside Manhunter, Tom Savini: The Early Years, The Godfathers of Mondo and many more.

Other guests comin’ to our Midwest extravaganza include:

George A. Romero: the director of Night Of The Living Dead, »

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James (“Spike”) Marsters bites East Coast Fango con

13 February 2009 12:17 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

TV star James Marsters, the beloved Spike of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, has joined the lineup of the next East Coast edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. The event will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets) in New York City.

Besides playing Joss Whedon’s reformed bloodsucker, Marsters has also appeared in the films House On Haunted Hill, Shadow Puppets and the upcoming Dragonball: Evolution, as well as the series Smallville and Torchwood and the miniseries The Capture Of The Green River Killer (as Ted Bundy). Other exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s Big Apple blowout (and this is just the early tip of the iceberg!) include:

Tobe Hooper: director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, Eaten Alive, ’Salem’S Lot, Lifeforce, Toolbox Murders, Invaders From Mars and Masters Of Horror

Doug Bradley: Hellraiser’s Pinhead, »

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More Chainsaw maniacs doin’ Chicago Fango con

12 February 2009 1:28 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Actor Bill Johnson (left, Leatherface from Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and John Dugan (right, Grandpa from Hooper’s original Texas Chainsaw) have joined the lineup of the next Chicago edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il). Dugan also appeared in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, while Johnson turned up in Future-kill and TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Other guests comin’ to our Midwest extravaganza include:

George A. Romero: the director of Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, Diary Of The Dead, Creepshow, Martin, Knightriders and The Dark Half will have the first news and footage from his latest zombie flick

Tobe Hooper: director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, Eaten Alive, ’Salem’S Lot, The Mangler, Crocodile, »

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"Braincell" new Joe Zaso movie

10 February 2009 12:15 PM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Having teamed up on camera for fright features in Germany ("Barricade", the upcoming "Beast") and Italy ("Darkness Surrounds Roberta"), American actors Joe Zaso and Raine Brown are now wrapping up a new horror flick in England. "Braincell" is being lensed in Liverpool, as well as Naples, Italy, by Zaso's Cinema Image Productions in association with Studio Mare Nostrum LLC and Cryptkeeper Films. Zaso stars here as .Dr. Cornwall, an unhinged university professor who is responsible for a wave of violence caused by the experiments he performs at the school,. he tells Fango. .Raine plays Hannah, his estranged niece who goes to live with her crazy uncle and then unravels a frightening mystery at the school. "[Darkness" co-star] Eileen Daly plays a wicked nurse named Nurse Audra who »

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X Files director R.W. Goodwin doin’ Chicago Fango con

3 February 2009 10:06 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Veteran X Files producer/director R.W. Goodwin (pictured), whose new creature-feature comedy Alien Trespass opens this spring from Roadside Attractions, has joined the lineup of the next Chicago edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il). Goodwin produced over 70 episodes of The X Files, and directed nine of them.

Alien Tresspass, which stars Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, Autopsy’s Robert Patrick and The Wonder YearsDan Lauria, concerns an Earthly encounter with extraterrestrials both good and bad. Not a spoof or parody, but pretty much a straight film that could have played on the same bill as It Came From Outer Space, Alien Trespass has won raves on the festival circuit. You can find out more here and see a couple of exclusive pics here. Accompanying Goodwin will be his wife Sheila Larkin, »

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Splinter director Toby Wilkins doin’ Chicago Fango con

30 January 2009 12:32 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Director Toby Wilkins (pictured), whose first film Splinter wowed fans last year, has joined the lineup of the next Chicago edition of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, to be held March 6-8 at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel (6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Il). Wilkins will preview his latest directorial effort, Ghost House Pictures’ The Grudge 3, at the convention, and the Sony Pictures DVD sequel will also be screened at the show.

The Grudge 3 picks up after the previous sequel ended, with the spirit of Kayako and her son still haunting a Chicago apartment building; Saw’s Shawnee Smith and Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis co-star, and rising genre scribe Brad Keene (The Gravedancers, From Within) penned the script. The Grudge 3 debuts March 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Other guests comin’ to our Midwest extravaganza include:

George A. Romero: the director of Night Of The Living Dead, »

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Exclusive Pics From Joe Zaso's Latest Braincell!

23 January 2009 1:07 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Cinema Images is finishing up work on their latest feature Braincell. There are few working as hard and tirelessly in the world of truly independent horror as producer/star Joe Zaso and the crew over at Cinema Images. Their films, which frequently make use of fantastic locations and international casts, really hearken back the Italian productions of the 70's and 80's, which was especially evident in their last feature Darkness Surrounds Roberta.

Zaso has provided Icons of Fright with 3 exclusive pics from his latest production Braincell, which is wrapping up, on location, in Liverpool, UK as well as Naples, Italy. The film has been produced by Zaso’s Cinema Image Productions in association with Studio Mare Nostrum LLC and Cryptkeeper Films. Zaso has also provided us with the one-sheet for Timo Rose's werewolf mystery Beast.

Zaso described his role to Fangoria earlier this week as "Dr. Cornwall, an unhinged »

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