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Hearty Helpings of Horror: Christopher Lombardo Digs into the Food Featured in Scary Films

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Epicureanism has come to be associated with mindless indulgence in food and sex, even if those ancient Athenians called for more restraint than you’d typically see in your average horror movie.

Countless horror films, of course, have echoed cultural anxieties surrounding sex, but that other physiological need, food, is also a common ingredient. Poor impulse control is at the heart of every slasher film—usually the perp acting on his, but also the risk-taking behaviors of his victims. And it’s not much of a stretch to consider that there’s a genetic component to this, whether manifested in psychopathy or an inability to keep the fridge door shut.

According to a Bloomberg report, 2015 was the first year Americans spent more on dining out than on groceries, as at-home food prep shows proliferate and the real-life horror that is the obesity epidemic shaves years off our lives. Luckily, amidst
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Round-Up: Mezco’s Chucky Action Figure, Shudder Labs, Hologrid: Monster Battle, Volumes Of Blood Blu-ray / DVD, Haunting At Foster Cabin VOD

This five-inch Chucky figure from Mezco Toyz doesn’t ship until this fall, but he can be pre-ordered right now. Also in this round-up: an update on Shudder Labs’ 2016 filmmaking programs, gaming details and a trailer for HoloGrid: Monster Battle, Volumes of Blood Blu-ray / DVD info, and Haunting at Foster Cabin‘s VOD debut details.

Chucky Action Figure: Press Release: “Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” is now a 5-inch action figure, Mezco’s latest edition to its ever-expanding line of Chucky merchandise.

Mezco’s designers have created an all-new sculpt in an all new scale that not only captures the look of Chucky but the very essence of his red-haired menace. Every detail has been captured; from his classic coveralls to his striped shirt. His glistening, insane eyes, his sneering lips, and his shocking
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Icons of Fright Talks To The Town That Dreaded Sundown/The Blair Witch Project’s Joshua Leonard!

It’s been a good sixteen years since the found footage masterpiece, The Blair Witch Project, came out and helped spark a sub-genre that has yet to fade away. For actor Joshua Leonard, the 1999 film helped kickstart an acting career that is still going strong, with roles in everything from Adam Green’s Hatchet, the horror comedy Bitter Feast and the teenager-aimed hit If I Stay, to roles in TV shows like Hung and Bates Motel. More recently, Leonard appeared in the “requel” (a remake and sequel at the same time) of the 1976 terrifying film, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, with the new version having its feet firmly planted within the meta-approach.

Joshua was nice enough to chat with us a bit about the film, and how The Blair Witch Project is just as effective today as it was in 1999. Read on!

The Town That Dreaded Sundown is an interesting one,
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Horror Godfather Larry Fessenden Tells Us All About His New Movie 'Beneath'

Larry Fessenden has been one of the most important figures in indie horror over the last decade. Not only does he lend his acting talent to movies like You're Next, Jug Face and Session 9, but his company Glass Eye Pix produced The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Bitter Feast, Stake Land, and many, many more. He's basically been a bit of a godsend to many young filmmakers looking to make the kinds of horror movies Hollywood doesn't. Fessenden is also a director in his own right, and his latest film hit Blu-ray and DVD this week. It's called Beneath, and it's about a group of friends who find themselves trapped on a lake by a giant, man-eating fish. And if that premise sounds delightfully old school to you, you'll be happy to know the production is as...

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Tales From Beyond the Pale Introduces The Listening Room

If you like a good scary story like we do, then you're going to need to check out Tales From Beyond the Pale's feature The Listening Room. Brought to you from the good people at Glass Eye Pix, these audio nightmares are sure to creep you out. And they're free every Tuesday!

Produced and curated by Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden (who also hosts) The Listening Room launched this October and promises to deliver two free streaming tales featuring the voice talents of actors like Sean Young, Mark Margolis, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and James Le Gros as well as the regular Tales audio artisans.

If you can't wait for Tuesdays, you can buy them all on Audible, iTunes and Amazon now! For more visit the official Tales From Beyond the Pale website, "like" Tales From Beyond the Pale on Facebook and follow Tales From Beyond the
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Tales From Beyond The Pale: Season Two Live!! Free Streaming of First Two Stories!!

Fans of Larry Fessenden’s terrifying audio series, Tales From Beyond The Pale can rejoice, as Fessenden and Co. have assembled some pretty impressive people to take part in the now available season two. Personally, I loved the first season, it was great to turn out the lights, burn some candles and listen to the creepy tales in the dark. For more info on season two, read on!

New York, NY—September 13th, 2013 Yearning for something suitably sinister to do this weekend? Well look no further. Prolific production outfit Glass Eye Pix (I Sell The Dead, Stake Land, The House Of The Devil, The Last Winter) is pleased to present season two of the cult favorite Tales From Beyond The Pale, audio tales for the digital age. And to mark the occasion, they’re streaming a double bill of terror — right now, for free!

This weekend check out Glenn McQuaid
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a behind-the-scenes video from Dead in Tombstone, details on the Box of Dread, first poster for Proxy, All Cheerleaders Die premiere details, and much more:

Dead in Tombstone: “In celebration of the upcoming release of Dead in Tombstone on Blu-ray & DVD on 10/22, here’s the new bonus feature “Horses, Guns & Explosions,” Danny Trejo, director Roel Reine and producer Mike Elliott talk about the big explosions audiences will see in the upcoming film.

Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by
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'You're Next': How a group of indie filmmakers produced one of 2013's most terrifying movies

'You're Next': How a group of indie filmmakers produced one of 2013's most terrifying movies
Director Adam Wingard has received rave reviews for his R-rated, home invasion horror-comedy You’re Next, which screened at several film festivals over the past couple of years and will be released August 23. But his often gore-drenched creative sensibility — and twisted sense of humor — is not everyone’s cup of Darjeeling. In the spring of 2007, for instance, the then just the 24-year-old Wingard appeared on the premiere episode of Fox TV’s On The Lot, a much-hyped but now little-remembered, Steven Spielberg-produced filmmakers’ competition with the first prize of a million-dollar development deal at Dreamworks. As Wingard recalls, he
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Three Genre Vets Join 'Town That Dreaded Sundown' Remake

Three Genre Vets Join 'Town That Dreaded Sundown' Remake
Three horror vets join Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's remake of the 1976 slasher film The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The film is based on the true story of a serial killer that stalked a small Texas town in 1946. At least five people were killed and the perpetrator was never caught. Addison Timlin (Derailed, Zero Hour) has already been cast as the headliner. Joining her are Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard.

Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother, who raises her after her parents are killed in a car accident. In a career spanning over 50 years, Cartwright has had many roles in genre films, including The Birds, Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Candyman: Farewell to Flesh.

Cole will play a deputy who is chasing the hooded killer. Cole is probably best known for his role in Office Space, but to me, he will always be Lucas Buck from American Gothic.

Finally,
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Mark Margolis and James LeGros to Appear in Final Tales from Beyond the Pale Live Performance on October 23

The final live performance of Glass Eye Pix's Tales from Beyond the Pale is happening this coming Tuesday, October 23rd, at Dixon Place in New York City. The twin bill of "Dead Air" and "Caper" features Mark Margolis ("Breaking Bad") and James LeGros (Bitter Feast).

A new twist on the vintage radio shows of yesteryear, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s Tales from Beyond the Pale has already thrilled fans of the macabre with its first season of creepy dramas released last year. Now they are upping the ante by recording eight new original audio shows before a live audience, the last two of which are the aforementioned "Dead Air" and "Caper." The original genre stories are all performed by an exciting cast of special guests and feature live music, live foley, and live sound effects by a team of audio artisans. A feast for eyes and ears!

Each
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DVD Release: Smash Season 1

DVD Release Date: Jan. 8, 2013

Price: DVD $59.98

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

All the fun, sparkle, sweat and back-stabbing of Broadway are explored in NBC’s musical TV show Smash.

The series stars Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny) as the innocent ingenue Karen Cartwright, whose talent makes her a competitor for the lead role in a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. She’s up against the more experience Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty, Bitter Feast), who doesn’t mind sleeping with the director (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean movies) to secure what she wants.

Debra Messing (TV’s Will & Grace) also stars as the renowned lyricist Julia Houston and Angelica Huston (The Big Year) as Eileen Rand, a woman out to prove that she can produce a successful show on her own.

The first season also features real-life Broadway legend Bernadette Peters (TV’s Ugly Betty) as Ivy’s spotlight-grabbing mother,
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Full Tales from Beyond the Pale Live Lineup Announced

As we recently told you, Glass Eye Pix is taking its successful audio dramas Tales from Beyond the Pale out of the studio and onto the New York stage for four performances in October, and we now have the full lineup to share with those of you lucky enough to live close by.

A new twist on the vintage radio shows of yesteryear, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s Tales from Beyond the Pale has already thrilled fans of the macabre with its first season of creepy dramas released last year. Now they are upping the ante and recording eight new original audio shows before a live audience.

Journey beyond the pale the first four Tuesdays in October as Fessenden and Co. present a double-bill of original genre stories performed by an exciting cast of special guests and featuring live music, live foley, and live sound effects by a team of audio artisans.
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Carrie Remake Behind The Scenes Video

Today in horror news we have a behind the scenes video from the set of the Carrie remake. In the clip we see Carrie (Chloe Moretz) getting picked on by bullies at the pool. The Carrie remake opens theatrically on March 15, 2013. The film is fronted by a handful of respected performers that include Chloe Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) and Moore (Children of Men, Hannibal) as well as Judy Greer (The Village, Cursed), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who, The Three Musketeers) and Megan Hilty (Bitter Feast, Bones).
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Win Tickets to A Very Green and Lynch Christmas in Austin, Texas!

In Austin, Texas and looking to take part in the mayhem that will be A Very Green and Lynch Christmas? Well you're in luck because we have your chance to win tickets to the event on us and officially be one of the cool kids helping to keep Austin weird!

To enter, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And E-mail Address. We’ll take care of the rest and notify you if you're a winner. This contest is open to Texas residents only - no transportation provided!

About the Event

"We are a few days away from the epic Christmas party filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch are throwing to help raise money towards building that elevator for our war veterans at the American Legion Hall, which is appropriately called "A Very Green & Lynch Christmas," and I want to give you a heads up on some
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Tiny Furniture

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2011

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Lena Dunham gets down in Tiny Furniture.

Writer/director/actor Lena Dunham (Mildred Pierce) stars in her acclaimed 2010 independent film Tiny Furniture, a comedy that concerns a young woman dealing with life at one of its crossroads.

Dunham portrays Aura, a recent college graduate who returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister (played by their real-life counterparts). Though Aura is gripped by stasis and confusion about her future, she manages to stumble into a bunch of humorous situations relating to her plight.

Co-starring Merritt Wever (Greenberg) and Amy Seimetz (Bitter Feast), Tiny Furniture received a limited release to theaters in the U.S. in November, 2010, following playdates at some dozen film festivals, including South by Southwest and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Dunham got her start making YouTube videos, but she emerged as a
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Afm '11: Super Cool 'Hypothermia' Creature Revealed!

Afm '11: Super Cool 'Hypothermia' Creature Revealed!
Already acquired by Mpi Media Group (Dark Sky Films), we landed a pretty awesome creature stills from James Felix McKenney's Hypothermia, the latest genre effort from producers Glass Eye Pix (Innkeepers, Stake Land, House of the Devil, Roost, Satan Hates You, I Sell the Dead, Bitter Feast and dozens more. Starring Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Greg Finley, Don Wood, Ben Forster and Amy Chang, imagine Jaws under the ice, imagine terror at 20 degrees below freezing... "In a remote winter hideaway devoid of any sign of life, two unsuspecting families on an ice-fishing vacation discover something sinister lurking in the frozen lake. One thing is for certain - the creature is hungry and the only prey left is human." Hypothermia is a classic monster movie in the tradition of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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Tales from Beyond the Pale: Season 1 Available Now! Exclusive Trailer!

The first season of Glass Eye Pix's wildly successful and thoroughly badass audio theater presentation of Tales from Beyond the Pale is available Now, and we've got an exclusive trailer for you to dig on to get you geared up for this Halloween treat!

From the Press Release:

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales From Beyond The Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

“It was very gratifying to challenge these artists to step outside their chosen medium and explore the world of audio storytelling and to get everyone into production without a long fundraising period. With audio tales the only limitation to production value is imagination,” states Fessenden.

McQuaid adds: “Season One of Tales from Beyond the Pale represents a year-long effort
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Nick Jonas, Bernadette Peters Set to Appear on Smash

NBC has announced that Nick Jonas and Bernadette Peters will be guest starring on the much buzzed about drama Smash, which will be debuting in February. There's no word on which episode the two will guest star on or if they'll be featured in the same one, however.

Jonas, one-third of the boy band The Jonas Brothers, will be portraying a sitcom star with theater roots in his upcoming episode. In addition to his time in productions of Les Miserables, Hairspray, and A Christmas Carol, the musician has starred in a Disney original series (Jonas L.A.) and guest starred on the likes of Mr. Sunshine.

Peters, meanwhile, will be playing a former theater star who now lives vicariously through her daughter, the production's former star currently battling for the lead role. Peters has previously made guest appearances on Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, and Grey's Anatomy, while also winning two Tony
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Fantastic Fest Opens iTunes Store, Plus Highlights from Last Year’s Festival

Since I’m heading down to Austin for Fantastic Fest in less than a week, I thought I would write up a post with some of my recommendations from last year’s festival. Bonus-Fantastic Fest announced over the weekend that it has opened up an official shop on iTunes, making it even easier to access some of the best offerings from past festivals. The new shop features selections from 2005-2010, and you can rent or buy the titles. Film offerings include Sin City, Wolf Creek, Bug, The Host, Pan’s Labyrinth, There Will Be Blood, Trick ‘R Treat, The Human Centipede, 13 Assassins, Monsters and many more. Visit the Fantastic Fest iTunes page to browse the full selection. Many of the films from last year’s festival are also now available via Netflix or DVD, so you can watch them now. Keep in mind that most of these are very low budget,
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Tales from Beyond the Pale Digital Download, CD's, and Box Set Coming this October

Glass Eye Pix has announced they will be offering the complete first season of their wildly successful audio theater Tales from Beyond the Pale to audiences beginning October 11th - just in time for Halloween - as digital downloads, compact discs, and a box set. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales From Beyond The Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

“It was very gratifying to challenge these artists to step outside their chosen medium and explore the world of audio storytelling and to get everyone into production without a long fundraising period. With audio tales the only limitation to production value is imagination,” states Fessenden.

McQuaid adds: “Season One of Tales from Beyond the
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