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Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund scream queen Linnea Quigley’s directorial debut

Scream queen Linnea Quigley has been entertaining fans of trash cinema for more then 30 years, appearing in such USA Up All Night favorites as Return Of The Living Dead, Night Of The Demons, and Sorority Babes In The Slime Ball Bowl-a-Rama (a personal favorite of this writer). Now, the actress is looking to step behind the camera for the first time with the documentary Extras, a look at “people who go to extreme lengths to be in a movie.”

Quigley has set up a Kickstarter page for the project, which will feature a look at the lives of extras who aren’t necessarily looking for fame, but to simply tell people that they’ve been in a movie. The actress—who started out as an extra herself, receiving her first credit as “Barmaid” in 1975’s Wheeler—will also be talking to folks who worked their way up from ...
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Great Job, Internet!: Listen to 45 minutes of nightmarish tales from Freddy Krueger’s 1-900 number

Before the internet superhighway was jammed with “cam girls,” 1-900 numbers were the best way to take advantage of lonely men’s pocket books. While those numbers promising “stimulating conversation” advertised during the late-night second feature on USA Up All Night were strictly adults only, nobody wanted youngsters to feel left out of the premium-rate telephone game. Usually during syndicated weekday afternoon cartoons, commercials advertised the biggest stars of the day, just waiting to hear from you! Fans could dial up to hear (with parental permission of course) pre-recorded messages from such teen idols as The Coreys, Paula Abdul, Al Grandpa Munster, and number one ’80s heartthrob Freddy Krueger.

Yes, for $2 for the first minute and 45 cents for each additional minute, the man of your dreams would share his favorite “deadtime stories” with anyone brave enough to dial 1-900-909-fred. What a perfect way to reach out and kill
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Monstervision: The Saturday Drive-In

“This is Joe Bob Briggs reminding you that the Drive-In will Never Die!”

In 1993, Monstervision on TNT in America, was mostly a program that aired old horror movies and science fiction with the occasional hosting from magicians Penn and Teller. During the early nineties, many cable channels hadn’t yet solidified their formats, and horror hosts were still ways to fill late night television since most channels couldn’t afford original programming. During that time, esteemed and controversial film critic John Bloom (known by his pen name Joe Bob Briggs), finished his tenure at the Movie Channel, which had also began changing its format.

Briggs was unfortunately released from his acclaimed show where he introduced uncut movies for his fans with his color commentary book ending the movies. The prologues and closers often featured comedy with the Briggs character, when he wasn’t interviewing genre favorites like Linnea Quigley. He
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Late Night Classics – The Bikini Carwash Company (Nsfw)

When I first set out to do a retrospective series on some of my favorite films, I wanted to make sure I hit all genres, not just horror, which is my favorite. Also, getting an interview to go with the column has always been icing on the cake, but if I am not able to get one for a particular movie, it will never stop me from giving it some love. The kind of films that fueled Rhonda Shear’s USA Up All Night were sex-comedies, and the number of them that have never received a DVD release are staggering.

In my past life, one of the many perks of being employed at a video store were the screeners that you were able to keep. I was in nerd heaven when I worked at a location that was adjacent to the district office where hundreds of movies arrived for the taking.
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Rick Sloane Talks Hobgoblins

Many of you may not be familiar with the name Rick Sloane right off the top of your head. If you ever watched "Mystery Science Theater 3000" or USA Network's "Up All Night", chances are you're familiar with his work. Heck, without Sloane's cinematic output, the programmers of "USA Up All Night" would have had around fourteen empty hours they'd have had to fill with umpteenth repeats of Zapped Again!, Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, Dr.Alien, and the (the title escapes me) one about the leprechaun that grants the horny teenagers wish about getting into the pants of the girl of his dreams only to find himself shrunk down to near microscopic size inside of her vagina clinging to her pubic hairs for dear life. You don't see stuff like that every day.

Throughout Rick Sloane's 25-year career he's done films with the likes of Martin Sheen, Wings Hauser,
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Kids Get Dead in new slasher homage

  • Fangoria
Writer/director/producer Michael Hall got in touch with info on his indie slasher tribute feature with the no-nonsense title Kids Go To The Woods… Kids Get Dead. He also passed on a couple of exclusive pics from the movie, which you can see below.

Shot in Orange County, NY, the movie concerns a teen girl named Casey (Leah Rudick) who goes to a cabin in the woods to celebrate her birthday with a bunch of party-hearty friends, little knowing that a murderous maniac (Joseph Campellone) will put a bloody dent in their festivities. It falls to Casey’s younger brother Scott (Andrew Waffenschmidt) to save the day with the help of a mysterious book that seems to predict their fates. The cast also includes Meghan Miller, Eric Carpenter, Amanda Rising, Kristen Adele, Seth Stephens, Kevin Shea and Carly Goodspeed, with makeup FX by Julie Langer.

Taking one step beyond similar slasher tributes,
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The Uwe Boll Turkey Day Extravaganza!

It's Turkey Day and what better day for multiple news items about Uwe Boll, the current kingpin of cinematic turkeys? Two news movies, a film retrospective, and a lawsuit: all today for your Boll-tacular Thanksgiving.

Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures sent out a press release touting production beginning on The Storm, an original (i.e. not based on a video game) horror film being directed by Uwe Boll from a script by Tim McGregor (co-writer of last year's Dtv thriller Ukm: Ultimate Killing Machine and the upcoming Jason Mewes vampire comedy Bitten), and starring 90210 alumni Luke Perry, Turbulence heroine Lauren Holly, and "Andromeda" co-star Steve Bacic.

In the film a stranger named Silas (Luke Perry) emerges from a devastating storm seeking refuge with Tom (Steve Bacic) and Gillian (Lauren Holly) on their farm. As they struggle to deal with the upheaval and disaster left in the wake of the storm, Silas may
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