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After the double-header of Count Yorga and Lost Boys at this weekend's 1st Annual Vampire-Con, filmmaker Scott Leberecht unveiled his low budget horror film, Midnight Son, at a midnight screening. Despite a vampire protagonist, it is unrelated to the Marvel Comic, Midnight Sons.
The story of a security guard who may be turning into a vampire, it's atmospheric and the biggest names in the cast are character actors Tracey Walter and Larry Cedar. One can see elements of George Romero's Martin, Vampire's Kiss and Abel Ferrara's The Addiction. Leberecht was charmingly blunt. "I wanted to do the cheapest movie I could come up with--scary and supernatural. I didn't have any love for vampires, it just felt right." These vampires don't twinkle in the daylight--they burn. Sometimes the budget shows too much (Larry Cedar appears to be the only detective in a stationhouse),. but the ideas are interesting and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat Jankiewicz)
Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque has announced the lineup for its 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction. The event runs August 13-16 at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica) and Aug. 20-30 at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard).
The Aero program is more fantasy-oriented, with double bills of Matthew Robbins’ Dragonslayer and Ridley Scott’s Legend (U.S. version), John Milius’ Conan The Barbarian and Richard Fleischer’s Red Sonja, etc. (see full details here). The scary stuff plays the Egyptian, and includes a 10th-anniversary showing of The Blair Witch Project on Thursday the 20th, with directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, producers and cast members in attendance; a Euro Thrillers Triple Feature (Terror Creatures From The Grave, Return Of Dr. Mabuse and Werewolf In A Girls’ Dormitory) Friday the 21st; a Medieval Tortures Double Feature (Ken Russell’s The Devils and Lucio Fulci’s Beatrice Cenci »
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2 items from 2009
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