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Upcoming New Documentary Will Highlight Black Women of 1970's-1980's Horror Cinema (Trailer)

An upcoming documentary you definitely should know about, courtesy of the Graveyard Shift Sisters blog (which celebrates Black women and women of color in the horror and sci-fi). Titled "My Final Girl: The Black Women of 70s Horror Cinema," from director Kristina Leath-Malin, the film surveys the American horror film tradition of the 1970s through early 1980s with focus on the contributions made by black women. Currently in post-production, the film features notable artists of the period, as well as scholars like: Marlene Clark, Beverly Bonner, Gloria Gifford, Pam Grier, Dr. Robin Means-Coleman, Dr. Isabel Pinedo, Sam Waymon, Dolores Smith, and many more. This is definitely a...
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Win a Pair of Tickets to the Halloween: 35 Years of Terror Convention in Pasadena, CA

There's a lot going on to commemorate the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter's Halloween, but the granddaddy of them all is the "35 Years of Terror" convention taking place November 15-17 in Pasadena, CA. If you're lucky, you can score a pair of passes on us!

With guests from every film in the series, this con promises to be the "official, ultimate Halloween experience, 35 years in the making!" It's being held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street; (626) 795-9311.

We have one pair of tickets to give away (transportation Not included). To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll notify the winner by Tuesday, November 12th, so you can plan accordingly.

Recently added guests include, in his first convention appearance Ever, Rick Rosenthal, director of Halloween II (1981) and Halloween: Resurrection; Daniel Farrands, screenwriter of Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers
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Michael Myers' 10 Most Memorable 'Halloween' Kills

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Michael Myers' 10 Most Memorable 'Halloween' Kills
Ah, Michael Myers. One of cinema's most notorious serial killers; pure evil on two legs. And whereas 'Psycho' is often considered the granddaddy of the "slasher" film, that'd make John Carpenter's original 1978 classic the "daddy" of this particular horror sub-genre. As is often noted, the original 'Halloween' has very little in terms of on screen violence and gore, yet it boasts some of horror's most memorable "kills." The sequels naturally upped the ante. It's no surprise that by the time they got to 'Halloween 6,' the original & now infamous producer's cut had portions re-shot with gore inserted to match what was going in the 'Friday The 13th' series at the time. Some of these outrageous kills feel tonally right for a 'Halloween' movie, others don't. But for better or for worse, Michael's always held his own against the competition! And since it's Halloween, we thought we'd
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See Halloween II on 35mm This Saturday at the New Bev

Attention Los Angeles area…be on the lookout for a strange individual wielding a large butcher knife wearing what appears to be a modified William Shatner mask. That's right, Michael Myers is coming to the City of Angels this Saturday with a screening of Halloween II at the New Bev.

Screening Saturday, October 27 at midnight as part of Brian Collins'Horror Movie A Day Series and New Beverly Midnights, Halloween II, of course, was directed by Rick Rosenthal and written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Tawny Moyer, Ana Alicia, Ford Rainey, Gloria Gifford and Leo Rossi.

The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased here. Dig the cool custom artwork below and enjoy your night with the boogeyman!

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Halloween 2 (1981)

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Written by; John Carpenter, Debra Hill

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Charles Cyphers

This review was originally slated for last October. However, just days after viewing the Halloween 2 30th Anniversary Edition disc, the Moustapha Akkad credit controversy sort of eclipsed the release. If you’ll recall, when the much-anticipated Blu-ray debuted last fall, fans noticed the opening credits had been altered. Universal had replaced Akkad’s “presents” credit with a Universal/McA card.

The late Akkad, an executive producer on all eight original Halloween films, was the key person responsible for the longevity of the series. Fans were outraged and started an online petition to encourage Universal to replace the original credit. The studio eventually acquiesced and gave fans the opportunity to exchange their altered DVD for a copy with the original credit. Since the replacement copies have finally
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Los Angeles and New York Acting Schools and Coaches

The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school; address; phone and fax numbers; email address and/or website; average number of students per class; whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught; whether auditing is permitted; whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor of institution and edited by Back Stage.Schools of teacher who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listing, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.  Acting Technique/Scene StudyAARON McPherson STUDIOWest Hollywood, CA aaron@aaronmcphersonstudio.comwww.aaronmcphersonstudio.com310-918-5335Class size varies, 12 max. for auditioning class, 40 max. for scene study; day
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Los Angeles Acting Schools & Coaches

The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and acoaches organized by category and alphabetically.Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school; address; phone and fax numbers; email address and/or website; average number of students per class; whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught; whether auditing is permitted; whether classes are ongoing or by sessions; any special emphasis used in classes or coaching; whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, schoool, or coaching are provided by the instructor or institutions and edited by Back Stage.Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.Acting Technique/Scene StudyAARON McPherson STUDIOWest Hollywood, CA aaron@aaronmcphersonstudio.comwww.aaronmcphersonstudio.
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Video: The Halloween II Q&A at the New Beverly!

On Saturday, August 15, ShockTillYouDrop.com and Phil Blankenship of the New Beverly Cinema presented a brand new print of the 1981 sequel Halloween II . Michael Myers fans packed the house, making the screening a sold-out event (apologies to those who couldn't get in)! In addition to Universal's gorgeous presentation, we were fortunate enough to have director Rick Rosenthal, composer Alan Howarth and Gloria Gifford ("Mrs. Alves") down for a pre-screening Q&A. Below, you'll find our chat in four parts. Sadly, as Rosenthal told the audience, he is unsure if Universal is prepping a Blu-Ray edition of his film.
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Reminder! Midnight Shock Event: Halloween II Screening!

"Is this some kind've a joke?! I've been trick 'r treated to death tonight!" "You don't know what death is!" With Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 making its way into theaters August 28th, ShockTillYouDrop.com and the New Beverly Cinema (7165 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles) thought it would be apropos to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the Rick Rosenthal-directed Halloween II (1981), written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Mark your calendars. We're screening the film as part of our Midnight Shock series at the Bev on Saturday, August 15th. Get this... Universal is striking a brand new print for this event! Showtime starts around 11:59pm. Special guests for a pre-screening Q&A include director Rick Rosenthal, Gloria Gifford and Alan...
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2009 Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches Listings

Acting COACHINGThe following individuals or companies specialize in one-on-one acting coaching. Private coaching is also available from the majority of those listed in the "Acting Schools and Classes" category. Coaches in other specialties, such as musical theatre, voiceover, or young performers, are listed in those categories.Jules Aaron(323) 660-7342Aaron, the former head of of graduate programs at CalArts and U.C. Riverside, is an award-winning director and acting teacher. He has won directing awards from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Back Stage. He coaches actors for specific auditions, develops appropriate monologues, and conducts cold reading sessions. By audition only.Phyllis APPLEGATEOne-On-One(323) 655-5167Emmy-nominated character actor Applegate studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute on scholarship. She offers ongoing individual performance coaching combining Strasberg's methods with her own. Applegate coaches actors on audition techniques, cold readings, character creation, scene study, and text interpretation.The Audition COACHWest Hollwood, www.myspace.
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