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Celebrity Big Brother UK vs USA launch: It's back, but who's going in? - As it happened

We've heard the rumours, seen the house pictures, spied the Diary Room chair and we know that there's going to be a UK vs Us theme. That's right, Celebrity Big Brother is back - and now all we need are some housemates.

As well as meeting the people due to keep us entertained for the forseeable, we've been promised a big twist to kick things off, so we should be in for a good night. Join us from 9pm as we bring you all the action...

23:01Right though - for now, that's your lot. Thanks for joining us and make sure you keep leaving your comments below - we want to know all your thoughts about what just happened!

22:58Well, it looks like Daniel has been banished with Scoop and Farrah. He's holding court talking about his movies, so who says they're not at a party right now?
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Stuart Gordon interview: Re-Animator, Pacific Rim, Fortress

With the classic Re-Animator getting its Blu-ray reissue this week, we talk to its director about this and his other genre films...

Interview

Re-Animator landed like a firecracker in the middle of 80s horror cinema. A wild, vibrant adaptation of the Hp Lovecraft tale, Herbert West-Reanimator, it was both extremely funny and remarkably close to the writer’s source text. Jeffrey Combs plays the darting-eyed Herbert West, a gifted yet utterly mad young medical student who invents a serum which brings the dead back to kicking, screaming life.

A sprightly Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton play his fellow students, who can only watch in horror as their Miskatonic University campus fills up with angry revenant corpses from the morgue, while David Gale is brilliantly glowering as Dr Hill, West’s nemesis.

With glowing reviews from mainstream critics, Re-Animator quickly became a cult favourite, establishing Stuart Gordon’s reputation as a talented genre director.
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Win a Prize Package for Charlie Higson's Zombie Series

Time to give you cats a chance to score more free stuff! You know you love free stuff! If you're a fan of the living dead! Listen up! In honor of the latest entry in Charlie Higson's zombie series entitled, The Fallen, which streets on June 2, we are giving away the whole series and more!

The Fallen is Book 5 in a 7-Book saga about a group of kids surviving the zombie apocalypse. Here's your chance to start at the beginning!

We're giving away all the current books (all 5 including The Fallen) along with a “Survival Kit” including an embroidered utility backpack and flashlight!

Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, actor, and genuine James Bond aficionado. He is the author of the adult thrillers Full Whack and King of the Ants; the internationally best-selling Young Bond series: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royal
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Details on Taste, a New Play from Benjamin Brand and Stuart Gordon

Early April will see the start of Taste, a new play that should interest horror fans, as it was directed by Stuart Gordon. For those in the Hollywood area, we have details on when you can see Taste, including details on special showings that include a Stuart Gordon Q&A:

“You’re invited to the most disturbing dinner party of the year. Based on a shocking true story, two men meet online and make a unique arrangement: one will kill, cook, and eat the other. Taste imagines their first and only meeting, told in real time, in a working kitchen.

In 2011, acclaimed horror director Stuart Gordon brought his feature-film cult classic Re–Animator to the stage with the inspired songs of composer Mark Nutter and created a singing, dancing Re-Animator The Musical. The hilarious, blood drenched show ran for six months at the Steve Allen Theater before triumphant runs at
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Taste and Then Talk Back to Stuart Gordon in Los Angeles

Stuart Gordon has brought us many classic movies throughout his career, and recently his stage productions of Nevermore and Re-Animator: The Musical have lit up the stage wherever they've played. Now we have some new details about his latest stage play, Taste, and more!

From the Press Release

You’re invited to the most disturbing dinner party of the year. Based on a shocking true story, two men meet online and make a unique arrangement: One will kill, cook, and eat the other. Taste imagines their first and only meeting, told in real time, in a working kitchen.

In 2011, acclaimed horror director Stuart Gordon brought his feature-film cult classic Re–Animator to the stage with the inspired songs of composer Mark Nutter and created a singing, dancing Re-Animator: The Musical. The hilarious, blood-drenched show ran for six months at the Steve Allen Theater before triumphant runs at the
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Re-Animator The Musical Heading to NYC!

Finally the East coast is about to get a taste of the murder, mayhem, and majesty that is Re-Animator The Musical! So good to know that the Big Apple is about to get bitten! Grab your tarps and head to the splash zone, kids! There's nothing else like it!

From the Press Release

The 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Red Hen Productions, The Schramm Group LLC and Gramily Entertainment present the New York premiere of Re-animator The Musical starring George Wendt (“Cheers”, Broadway’s Elf).

A hilarious new musical comedy based on the classic horror film (and featuring a bloody “splash zone” in the first few rows), Re-animator The Musical plays at the PTC Performance Space, located at 555 West 42nd Street. Tickets for Re-animator The Musical are $25, a can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting Nymf.org.

In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a
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Give Mom a Little Head for Mother's Day - $10 Re-Animator the Musical Tickets on Sale Monday, May 7th for One Day Only!

Our $10 ticket sale for Re-Animator the Musical at The Hayworth Theatre in Los Angles went so well last week that the promoters have offered to let us run it once more...just in time for Mother's Day!

Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on May 7th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. What mother wouldn't be proud to attend this bloody winner of a show with her offspring?!?

This offer is good for regular priced tickets from Thursday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 13th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with two shows on Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm.

Enter one of these codes on the official Re-Animator the Musical website:

WKDAY10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 10th

WKEND10 to receive $10 tickets for select performances on May 11th-13th

*Tickets subject to availability. Not valid with any other discount.
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April 30th One Day Only Sale Now Live! Get a $10 Ticket to Re-Animator the Musical's Opening Weekend!

As promised, the April 30th one-day only sale of Re-Animator the Musical tickets for just $10 has begun so read on to get the code and more details.

On May 3rd Re-Animator the Musical reopens at a new location in Los Angeles (The Hayworth Theatre) for a limited ten-week engagement that includes the return of George Wendt, and we have a special offer for Dread Central readers to score opening weekend tickets at a big discount.

Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on April 30th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. This offer is good for regular priced tickets during opening weekend performances only, excluding the May 3rd opening night: Friday, May 4th; Saturday, May 5th; and Sunday, May 6th. Showtimes are 8:00 pm on Friday and Sunday with two shows on Saturday at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm.

Enter this code: WKEND10 to
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Re-Animator the Musical Returning to La; Get Opening Weekend Discounted Tickets Here!

On May 3rd Re-Animator the Musical reopens at a new location in Los Angeles (The Hayworth Theatre) for a limited ten-week engagement that includes the return of George Wendt, and we have a special offer for Dread Central readers to score opening weekend tickets at a big discount.

Earlier this month Re-Animator the Musical won six La Weekly Theater Awards including "Musical Of The Year", "Original Music" - Mark Nutter, "Direction of a Musical" - Stuart Gordon, "Musical Ensemble" - The Cast, "Adaptation" - Dennis Paoli/William J. Norris/Stuart Gordon, and "Blood Effects" - Stuart Gordon!

The musical's ten-week only run comes just prior to its performance dates in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tickets are regularly $35-$60 each, but on April 30th for One Day Only Dread Central readers can buy them for just $10 each. This offer is good for regular priced tickets during opening weekend performances only,
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Get Head from Re-Animator: The Musical

One of the best damned times we have had all year was spent seeing Re-Animator: The Musical on the stage in Los Angeles. It's a shame that the rest of the country is missing out on what is nothing short of a splattery good time; however, you can now at the very least get a sampling of the mayhem!

That's right, kids! Dig on a clip of the famed beheading scene below and pray this sucker comes to a town near you. If it does? Don't be a pussy! Sit in the splash zone!

Re-Animator: The Musical is playing exclusively at The Steve Allen Theater. Hit up that link for directions and ticket info.

In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams,
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Re-Animator The Musical Extends Itself Like an Unfurled Intestine

Good news for you folks in Los Angeles who have not witnessed the absolute mad genius that is Re-Animator The Musical! More dates have been added (including midnight shows) and more gore will be flowing freely! I'm Still washing the blood off me! What an experience!

Starting April 22nd, midnight shows on Friday nights and 3:30 pm matinee performances on Sunday afternoons have been added at The Steve Allen Theater. Hit up that link for directions and ticket info. You Won't be sorry! Hell, if you live out of state, believe us when we say this is totally worth flying in for!

In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams, making it a cult classic among horror fans, and won a Critic
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Re-Animator: The Musical is Upon Us!

Hold on to your head (hardy, har, har)! Re-Animator - The Musical is upon us. At least, it is for you lucky sons of bitches with some sort of proximity to Los Angeles' Steve Allen Theater.

This would be a cool project on its own, but considering that Stuart Gordon is actually directing this sucker, it's a must see. In 1985 Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams, making it a cult classic among horror fans, and won a Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Now Gordon is back with his co-writers Dennis Paoli and William J. Norris and composer/lyricist Mark Nutter to turn “Re-Animator” into a musical for the stage.

Special effects are being done by the same guys
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Get Your Tickets Now! Re-Animator the Musical!

Stuart Gordon is returning to Dr. Herbert West territory. Early last year, we told you Gordon was experimenting with Re-Animator: The Musical which he was aiming to bring to the stage in Los Angeles. Well, the time has arrived. It has a venue. It has a start date. And it's bound to get messy, but not in the Spider-Man: The Musical sort of way. Special effects are being done by the same guys who did them for the 1985 movie: Tony Doublin, John Naulin and John Beuchler. And the blood will flow so freely that the first row will literally be designated as a "splash zone." Needless to say, the show is not for small children. The cast stars George Wendt (Cheers), Chris L. McKenna (King of the Ants), and Jesse Merlin (Star of The Beastly Bombing). Also starring,...
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Sex and Politics: Jack Stevenson's "Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s"

  • MUBI
Rarely has half a year's wait been so richly rewarded. Early in August 2009 Jack Stevenson had promised a review copy of his forthcoming book "Scandinavian Blue," to be published by McFarland & Company, and dealing with a highly Ferronian subject: "The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s." Still, I had nearly forgotten about it, when it finally arrived this March: But whatever the reasons for the delay, I'm sure they were good. Because as it turns out, Stevenson's book is not just an exhaustive and long-overdue study of a chapter in film history that by now mostly lives as a cliché of semi-trashy sixties liberation memorabilia, but doubles as one of the most timely political essays around.

Which is not to say it doesn't deliver as a connoisseur's chronicle of erotic esoterica, delving deeply into the more demented side of sexually charged filmmaking. Entire chapters are
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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 10/06/2009

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Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.

Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List. It's a Big week, with Trick 'R Treat finally hitting the home market, along with re-issues of The Gate, Audition, and a whole lot more!

Note: Clickable links lead to Amazon.com

Audition (Bd)

New 1080P High-Definition Transfer From The Negative!

Deceptively innocent at first, Takashi Miikes Audition finds Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi, Suicide Club, The Grudge), a middle-aged widower of many years, urged by his teenage son and his film producer friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimura, Ichi The Killer) to get out and start dating again. To help Aoyama meet women, Yoshikawa devises a plan to
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Craven explains 25/8 title; Masters Of Horror festival; etc.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art/American Cinematheque benefit screening of Parasomnia (see item here), Fango got a chance to quickly chat to some of the assembled filmmakers about their upcoming projects. First up, Wes Craven took a moment to discuss the title of his latest feature, Rogue Pictures’ 25/8.

“It’s based on a phrase in the movie, saying that if you fight the devil 24/7, it’s not enough—you have to fight 25/8,” Craven tells us. “The phrase was in the film, in the dialogue. The original title of the movie was Bug, which is the name of the central character [played by Max Thieriot, pictured]. I was about halfway through writing the script when somebody said, ‘I just read that William Friedkin has a film coming out called Bug.’ So that was that for that title. It’s very punchy and intriguing, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”

Meanwhile, Mick Garris, recently
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King of the Ants

Twentysomething decorator, Sean Crawley, isn't very good at painting. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by his boss, Duke, who offers him an alternative; an introduction to his boss in turn, Matthews, whose shady business interests may be threatened by a man he wants followed. When stalking turns to murder, the deal goes sour and Sean must take it upon himself to collect money owed to him for his completed side of the bargain. However, this decision not only carries heavy consequences, but is complicated by his attraction to the dead mans widow.

In one of the more bizarre cinematic pairings, King of the Ants sees the writing talents of Charlie 'Fast Show' Higson combined with the directing talents of Stuart 'Re-Animator' Gordon. Higson wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name (his only novel) apparently using his own early decorating days as literary fodder. George 'Cheers
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Interview: Stuart Gordon

[/link] took place at the Fantasia Film Festival a few days after the release of the film in the Us. Cult director Stuart Gordon came to Montreal to present the film at the festival. Despite it was his first visit to the festival, Fantasia fans are well aware of Stuart Gordon’s filmography and deserved him a standing ovation. Stuard Gordon didn’t really need any introductions with films like Reanimator and King Of The Ants under his belt. While most screenings of the festival have a few dozens empty seats in the 700-something seats auditorium, the room was packed for Edmond and almost every single seat was occupied! This is outstanding since Edmond fits rather strangely in a genre festival line up. And … so does it fit strangely in Stuart Gordon’s filmography … I met with Stuart Gordon the day prior to the premiere
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