TOM SAVINI’S GRANDE ILLUSIONS SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP BOOKS TO GET A RE-RELEASE

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It’s book central here at Backwoods Horror today it’d seem. I’ve had a copy of both of Tom Savini’s amazing GRANDE ILLUSIONS books for some time (one signed by the man himself), having found them in a box of books donated to the library I was working in at the time. You can imagine the freak-out that followed for yourselves. It was like finding buried treasure. On the inside cover of both, it said that the books were published by Morris Costumes specifically for the costume trade and have been, for the longest time, difficult to get ones claws on. It’s always been one of the high points of my collection. Now, it would seem, the rest of you finally get your chance to check out these amazing books in a re-release that combines both books into one mighty tome you’d be proud to have on your horror shelves.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON TOM SAVINI’S GRANDE ILLUSIONS RE-RELEASE!

FULL ART AND SPECS FOR JEEPERS CREEPERS, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, & KILLER KLOWNS BLU-RAY

A little over a month ago, we reported that 20th Century Fox would be releasing JEEPERS CREEPERS, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 on Blu-ray September 11th, 2012. Check out the full art and specs for the hi-def horrors below.

JEEPERS CREEPERS (Blu-ray)

You can keep your doors locked. You can keep your eyes closed. But still, he’ll get what he wants, and what he wants is you. Brace yourself for “90 minutes of steadily mounting horror [that] delivers more than its share of honest chills” (The Baltimore Sun). From “the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory” (Los Angeles Times) to “one of the gutsiest endings to a film this year” (Dallas Morning News), Jeepers Creepers is the real deal in terror! On a desolate country highway, two homeward-bound teens (Gina Philips, Living Out Loud, and Justin Long, TV’s “Ed”) are nearly run off the road by a maniac in a beat-up truck and later spot him shoving what appears to be a body down a sewer pipe. But when they stop to investigate, they discover that the grisly reality at the bottom of that pipe is far worse than they could have ever suspected and that they are now the targets of an evil far more unspeakable and unstoppable than they could have ever imagined!

Special Features

  • Director’s Cameo
  • Audio Commentary by Director Victor Salva
  • Behind the Peepers – The Making of Jeepers Creepers
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Photo Gallery – Last Looks
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

MORE ART AND SPECS FOR KILLER KLOWNS AND TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 AFTER THE BREAK (more…)

TEXAS CHAINSAW 2, JEEPERS CREEPERS, & KILLER KLOWNS GET BLU-RAY RELEASES

Breaking news as three 20th Century Fox horror titles are slated for a Blu-ray release. JEEPERS CREEPERSKILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 have been announced for a September 11 2012 release. We’ll update you with more information on bonus features and specifications as we get them. For now, take a gander at the cover art!

TCM 2’s LOU PERRYMAN MURDERED?

From Bloody Good Horror:

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Sad news today that veteran actor Lou Perryman passed away on April 1st.

Known as a long time collaborator with Tobe Hooper, Perryman was best known as L.G. from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2″ as well as behind the camera work on many films such as “Poltergeist”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “The Blues Brothers”, “Boys Don’t Cry” and many others. Perryman has been a long time resident of South Austin, Texas.

To make the situation even more grave, Austin local news has brought forth new information that Perryman may in fact have been a victim of foul play.

A South Austin neighborhood is on edge after police discover a body inside a small home. Now a man is behind bars in connection with that murder, after he reportedly showed up at the Travis County Justice complex with information that led police to the crime scene.

The story does not identify Perlman as the victim, but his daughter has already taken to her Facebook page announcing her father’s death, as well as confirmed to the horror site linked above that her father was the victim in the above mentioned story. Nothing is official at this point and no charges have been filed, but all signs are starting to point in the same direction.

You have got to be fucking shitting me.  Really?  What the FUCK kind of world do we live in where some piece of motherfucking shit goes and kills L.G.?  MOTHER FUCK!!!  It’s a good thing it’s Texas because I want that fucker to fucking FRY!  Torture the fucker first.  What the fuck, man.  This is just…it’s too fucking much.

You’ll be missed, man.

R.I.P