MEET DUANE

Posted on 30th September 2008 by aaron in Personal - Tags: , , , ,

Holy shit, you guys’ve GOT to check this guy out.  This is a series of YouTube bits from JACKVALEFILMS.  Thanks again to GROOVYMONSTER over on Twitter for pointing me in this direction.  This guy, Duane, reminds me a hell of a lot of some of the people from my home town…

MEET DUANE:

Holy crap!  If a dvd documentary comes out about this guy (which seems probable), I’m totally getting it!

A LITTLE HALLOWEEN TREAT

Posted on 29th September 2008 by aaron in Personal - Tags: , , ,

Thanks to my pal Groovy Monster over on Twitter for a link to this video…Presenting, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PUMPKIN:

THE HORROR…THE HORROR…

NEW JASON UNMASKED!

Posted on 29th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

The folks over at Horror Bid have some behind the scenes pics from the new Friday Remake that show, SPOILER, KIND OF, an UNMASKED JASON VOORHEES! The pics are kind of blurry though, so it’s kind of hard to make out the disfigurement.  It almost looks like they came close to recreating Savini’s fantastic work on Friday 4…close…but different.  Check ’em out and visit Horror Bid for more Behind The Scenes pics from the Friday Remake Set!




Sad to say, I’m actually kind of looking forward to this flick.  I’ll be going in with low expectations like I do with all remakes, but I may end up blown away like I did with the DAWN REMAKE, which it was actually pretty damn good.  We’ll see…

WILD COUNTRY DVD COVER ART AND SYNOPSIS

Posted on 28th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

Just picked up this bit of news from Fangoria’s site:

Lionsgate Home Entertainment announced that the British werewolfilm WILD COUNTRY, lensed back in 2005, will at last see U.S. DVD release December 16, and gave us a first look at the cover art. Written and directed by Craig Strachan with makeup FX designed by HELLRAISER’s Bob Keen, the film is about a church youth group that goes hiking in the Scottish highlands, during which they find an abandoned baby in a crumbling castle. When they decide to take the infant with them back to civilization, they start getting killed off by a murderous lycanthrope. Special features, if any, have yet to be announced; retail price is $19.98. Look for a set-visit article on WILD COUNTRY in Fango #279, on sale in December. -Michael Gingold

Here’s that cover art:

Could be interesting.  I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.  I’m currently working on a story/script that, in my opinion, would be the ULTIMATE werewolf flick.

SPLINTER TRAILER HITS THE WEB

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in Uncategorized - Tags: , , ,

Check it out boils ‘n ghouls!

For those that don’t remember what SPLINTER’s all about check out the official site, or clicky on this link!

Keepin’ that independent horror movie makin’ spirit alive…that’s what I’M talkin’ about!

UPDATE: NEW ROMERO ZOMBIE FLICK

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

Ok…so apparently the new one IS going to be kind of a sequel to Diary.  Fucksticks!  Here’s the word from Shock Till You Drop:

In speaking with SchlockAroundtheClock.com, Romero explains the story, “starts with the blonde who drove away [in Diary of the Dead] and the national guardsmen who robbed the people. So those are the only characters that return. What it’s about is tribalism. How the Internet creates a Hatfields and McCoys situation. It’s on an island, where people have been lured by someone on the net as a safe haven, but really what these guys are trying to do is hold them up at the boat docks.

Ah hell, I was hoping for a non-sequel, but at least I think he’s going against the POV/Blair Witch style of direction this time.  Still…it’s a Romero Flick…of COURSE I’m going to watch it.  The dude could film zombies takin’ a shit and I’d watch it.  In fact…(excuse us, Aaron has just gone into the bathroom with a makeup kit, MiniDV camera…oh GOD the smell…)

NEW ROMERO ZOMBIE FILM

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

One of my continuous sources of creamy horror goodness, Shock Till You Drop, released some info. on the upcoming George A. Romero Zombie flick…and guess what, it’s not a sequel to the abysmal Diary Of The Dead.  Seems like it’s gonna be an entirely original flick in his Zombie canon.  The most information they’ve got thus far is that it’s going to take place on an island.  Not a huge scoop, but stay tuned boils ‘n ghouls because as soon as I know more, you’ll know more!
This probably explains why he postponed his visit to Charlotte, NC (nearby stompin’ grounds for yours truly). 

Keep It Creepy!

New Rating System

Posted on 25th September 2008 by aaron in Personal - Tags: , ,

I’ve finally developed a rating system, 1-5 skulls, with 1 being the worst, 5 being the best.  Some flicks may receive nothing, or a picture of a turd.  That’s because they REALLY fucking suck.  Observe the rating goodness:




It’s a little rough right now and it may change to something else at a later date, but I needed a rating system to get my reviews a little organized.  Alrighty, it’s 4:30am.  Get a needle in the back tomorrow, time to get some sleepy.

FRIDAY THE 13th 1-3 Special Edition DVD’s coming soon?

Picked up this bit ‘o news from the folks over at Shock Till You Drop:

Friday the 13th fans unanimously agree Paramount’s previously released DVD box set was lacking. And this fall, the studio’s home video department is taking efforts to make things right. But how far are they willing to go to do so?

As mentioned here on Shock, a DVD production crew has been gathering interviews for a new Friday collection. Other than that info, details have been slim. We recently speculated that Paramount may have been focusing solely on a Friday the 13th special edition and not so much a re-issue of the franchise.

Various sources tell us the DVD team is on a mission to get bonus content for the first three films.

The reason? Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th film. The producers of the new installment have said in the press their take is an amalgam of the first three installments. So, Paramount is cooking up an ideal tie-in DVD release to arrive just in time for February 13, 2009 (when the new film debuts).

What this means for the rest of the films, we’re not certain. More info to come…

Sounds cool and all, but it still seems like a money grab from Paramount.  We’ll see…  Oh yeah, and Part 3 had better be in fuckin’ 3-D, remastered to third dimension creamy goodness or I’m gonna be pissed!  Jason’s gonna be pissed too!

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE TURNS 11

Got a sneak peak of the new 11th anniversary Halloween edition of Rue Morgue magazine.  This from the Rue Morgue forums, check it out:

FAMOUS MONSTER
When Famous Monsters of Filmland hit newsstands in 1958, it united an entire generation of creature-loving children and sparked genre fan culture. No one anticipated the effect it would have on some of those “Monster Kids,” who would go on to become genre legends. This Halloween, Rue Morgue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the magazine that started it all via a conversation with founding editor Forrest J Ackerman. Featuring words with and by filmmakers John Landis and Joe Dante, rock legend Gene Simmons, legendary cover artist Basil Gogos, SFX Wizard Rob Bottin, and more. Plus! Director Tim Sullivan takes us on a guided tour of the Ackermansion in its heyday, and much more!
by Paul Corupe, Gene Simmons, Jovanka Vuckovic, Joe Moe, Tim Sullivan, Forrest J Ackerman, Dave Alexander and Rob Bottin

THE GORE-MET’S 50 ESSENTIAL GORE FILMS
A comprehensive list of vital cinematic atrocities every hardcore horror fan needs to see. Bring on the blood!
by The Gore-met

NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS

American Baroque painter Michael Hussar reveals the very personal meaning behind his perverse and morbid body of work.
by Jovanka Vuckovic

THE SIMPSONS VAULT OF TERROR
Once a year The Simpsons is taken over by The Treehouse of Horror Halloween special. Time to take stock of nearly two decades of hilariously blood-curdling cartoons.
by Philip Brown

SHOCKWAVES: A CLASSIC HORROR RADIO ROUNDUP

Gather ’round the wireless and set your transistors for terror as Rue Morgue explores the sinister chills and thrills of yesteryear’s audio plays.
by Richard Gavin

FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2008
Pics from our 5th annual horror convention.
Photos by Ashlea Wessel and Ian Goring

COSMIC CARNAGE
Gory new video game Dead Space launches the survival horror genre deep into outer space. Plus: Downfall, the animated prequel.
by Monica S. Kuebler

DEVIL’S ON OUR SIDE
The Creepshow, Canada’s horrorbilly sensation returns with an album warning you to Run for Your Life.
by Trevor Tuminski

DOUG BRADLEY’S DEADTIME STORIES

Everyone’s favourite cenobite tackles Lovecraft in a new type of audio book.
by James Grainger

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Famous Monsters of Filmland.

DREADLINES
Toronto After Dark Film Festival continues growth for year three, Fright Channel to relaunch online, Teen filmmaker preps second horror feature.

THE CORONER’S REPORT

Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Torturous Transformations.

NEEDFUL THINGS
Halloween Living Dead Dolls, Thanksgiving T-shirt, Royal Mail Classic Hammer Stamps, Toilet Ink.

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre presents features on Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown and Wicked Lake. Abbreviated Terrors reviews 2007 Toronto After Dark Film Festival short film highlights. Plus! Reviews of Stuck, Death Race, Mirrors, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, End of the Line, Shutter, Resurrection Mary, Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back, Dark Honeymoon, Triloquist, Steel Trap, Wide Awake and Trapped Ashes. Last Rites reviews The Raven, Kaw and Birds of Prey. Reissues presents features on Pieces, Fox Horror Classics Collection Volume 2 and Friday the 13th: The Series. Plus! Reviews of Child’s Play (1988), Barracuda (1978)/Island Fury (1989), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Psycho Kickboxer (1997), Swamp Thing The Series Volume 2 (1992-1993), The X-Files: Revelations (1993-1999), The Unseen (1981) and Virgin Witch (1972).

CINEMARQUEE
The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1945).

BOWEN’S BASEMENT

Spotlight: Invasion of the Blood Farmers.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Steve Niles on Gotham after Midnight. Plus reviews of Almighty, City of Dust #1 (of 5), The Nightmare Factory Volume 2, Zombie Tales #4.

THE NINTH CIRCLE

Spotlight: Matthew Warner’s Horror isn’t a 4-Letter Word. Plus, reviews of A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings over the Centuries, The Alfred Hitchcock Story, The Book of Lists: Horror, Joe R. Lansdale’s Leather Maiden, Ryan Mecum’s Zombie Haiku, Ramsey Campbell’s The Grin of the Dark, and Bill Hussey’s Through A Glass Darkly.

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Halloween in Sin City.

THE GORE-MET

Menu: Faces of Death.

AUDIO DROME
Spotlight: Son of Sam. Plus! Reviews of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army OST, The Midnight Meat Train OST, The X-Files: I Want To Believe OST, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor OST, Shutter OST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score, Midnight Syndicate, The Rotted, In a World…, Chris Alexander & Carrie Eliza, Displacer, Diemonsterdie, The Night Shift, Brother Von Doom, Ghosts Run Wild, Captain A-Hole a.k.a. Yogi, Leather Wolf, and more!

PLAY DEAD
Zombies!!! 7: Send in the Clowns!, Magic: The Gathering – Planeswalker, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

CLASSIC CUT
Vampirella.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
10 new subscribers will win the Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set on DVD, from Anchor Bay/Starz.

Hot dam that sounds like it’s gonna be one hell of an issue.  For those of you STILL not initiated, get yer arses over to Rue Morgue’s official site and subscribe…or go out and buy a copy.  Best damn horror mag out there.  And check out that Basil Gogos cover.  Fuckin’ A man!