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Debbie Rochon to Be Honored with Ingrid Pitt Award for Excellence and Perseverance in Horror

Debbie Rochon is an incredible ambassador for the horror genre and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of indies. Rochon has made an incredible career in horror and is once again being recognized for her accomplishments!

Rochon is the inaugural Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award winner, an accolade named for horror star Ingrid Pitt, who worked in over 30 films. She co-starred with Sir Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man (1973) and The House that Dripped Blood (1970). She also starred in Hammer's Countess Dracula and with horror legend Peter Cushing in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers. She passed away too soon in 2011. The Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award is presented in conjunction with The Estate of Ingrid Pitt, filmmaker/producer Kevin Sean Michaels and event coordinator Stacy Pippi Hammon.

Debbie Rochon is the perfect honoree for this award. Congrats, D-Ro!

From the Press Release

The very first Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award represents
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Today (12/11/10) is Vampira's Birthday; Watch an Exclusive Music Video Premiere

As promised, on this most auspicious date of December 11th, Dread Central has a gloomy birthday treat for fans of the first horror host, the one-and-only Vampira: the exclusive premiere of the first video off the Vampira: The Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.

Decades before waves of hundreds of "horror hosts," Vampira ruled the airwaves for one glorious year in 1954. Actress Maila Nurmi would have been 87 years old today. Inspired by Charles Addams' drawings for New Yorker Magazine, the Vampira character had its beginnings in Los Angeles, CA on April 30, 1954 on Kabc-tv. "The Vampira Show" was a surprise hit, but the plug was pulled due to creative differences and Nurmi didn't work again until November, 1956 for only one day for director Ed Wood Jr. The result was Plan 9 from Outer Space, released in 1959, but found its audience at the end of the 1970s when the movie
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Celebrate Vampira's Birthday Right Here on Dread Central

In our never ending quest to bring you every damned thing that's cool imaginable, we're proud to help celebrate the birthday of great and forever sexy Vampira along with a lot of familiar faces -- right here on DC!

That's right, kids! On December 11th Dread Central has a ghoulish birthday treat planned for fans of the first horror host -- the one and only Vampira.

This year Vampira, aka actress Maila Nurmi, would have been 87 years old. Nurmi is best known as the corset-waisted host named Vampira that had its beginnings on a popular West Coast TV show which aired on April 30, 1954 on Kabc-tv and lasted for only a year. "The Vampira Show" was covered in Life Magazine, and the show got fan mail from around the world although no one was able to view it outside the Los Angeles area. Nurmi was the Godmother of Goth before it existed,
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Full Comic-con 2010 Schedule For Thursday July 22nd!

Hey Gang! The full schedule for Comic-Con 2010 has been unleashed on the world today and boy, oh boy does it have a lot of great stuff! We have the full list for you below to check out. I've highlighted all of the events that we are excited about seeing. Check out the list below and start planning out your Comic-Con adventure now!

We will be doing a meet-up at the Con this year, we will fill you in on all the details once we have it all planned out. See ya there!

Special Preview Night Programming

Wednesday, July 21

Attendees at Comic-Con's Preview Night can also experience special programming, games, and Anime and Film screenings in addition to the giant Exhibit Hall! Here's a rundown of the Wednesday night fun, including the chance to get a first look at the new homes for Anime and Films in the Marriott Hotel and Marina.
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Sdcc 2010: Preview Night and Thursday Comic-Con Schedule Released!

Comic-Con has just released the full schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22. We have broken down the full schedule by the film and TV events for each day, so take a look at this schedule below.

Wednesday, July 21 - Preview Night

6:00-9:00 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Wbtvg continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a special sneak peek premiere event on preview night, this year offering fans two opportunities to screen one of the fall season's most highly anticipated new series: Nikita, starring international action star Maggie Q. In addition to Nikita, Wbtvg will unveil special video presentations related to its other series. Ballroom 20

Thursday, July 22

10:00-11:00 The Spark of Imagination

Peek inside the minds of leading authors and filmmakers to explore how imagination informs the creative process. New York Times bestselling children's author Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) details the precedent-setting
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The Comic-Con Thursday, July 22 Schedule!

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Here are the movie and TV highlights

The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Thursday, July 22. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.

Wednesday, July 21

6:00-9:00 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings— Wbtvg continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a special sneak peek premiere event on preview night, this year offering fans two opportunities to screen one of the fall season’s most highly anticipated new series: Nikita, starring international action star Maggie Q. In addition to Nikita, Wbtvg will unveil special video presentations related to its other series. Ballroom 20

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Thursday, July 22

10:00-11:00 Jeff Smith— The perfect way to start off Comic-Con 2010's program schedule is with a visit with Jeff Smith! Jeff discusses his current sci-fi adventure series, Rasl, as well as the upcoming Bone books from Graphix.
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7 Deadly Sins: Inside The Ecomm Cult Debuts at Monster-Mania This Weekend!

The godfather of gore himself, Mr. Herschell Gordon Lewis, will be making a rare appearance in front of the camera in the upcoming horror/comedy 7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult, and if you want to see it before everyone else, you'd better buy a ticket for Monster-Mania and get your ass to Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend!

7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult is a mockumentary about a young girl who's brainwashed into joining a cult in Southern California. Lewis stars as the hard-boiled detective hired to track her down. "I like the whole idea of mockumentary," said Lewis in a press release. "With that kind of thing, you want the audience to have the same sense of humor you do."

The film also stars Smokey Miles a.k.a. Count Smokula as Doctor Smoke, Alexia Anastasio as Amy, Mo Whelan as The Infomercial Lady and Kevin Sean Michaels
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Latest South African Horrorfest details

Fango got the details on the fourth annual South African Horrorfest, which gets underway October 30 and stretches until November 6 at The Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town). As always, the fest (organized by Fango scribe Paul Blom) is a mix of old, new, rare, indie and cult films, many of them making their debuts on African screens.

Yearly traditions remain intact, as there will be a silent classic with live concert accompaniment, a Halloween dress-up and the Shadow Realm short film collection. While screening times and exact dates have yet to be announced, the full lineup consists of:

• Shadow Realm Short Film Collection: A variety of horror minimovies from all around the globe, screened in three feature-length blocks on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.

Last House On The Left: The infamous Wes Craven shocker about two girls kidnapped and tortured to death in the woods and the violent justice that awaits their killers.
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