Making its debut this coming weekend at the Rock and Shock show in Worcester MA is the convention documentary FANTASM. The film takes an in depth and behind the scenes look at conventions and the people and celebrities that attend them. As any of us who attend conventions with any regularity can attest, there is nothing quite like the vibe of hanging out with a bunch of like minded horror geeks for an entire weekend and FANTASM attempts to bring a little of that experience home via DVD.
Holding the premiere at Rock and Shock isn’t an accident according to director Kyle Kuchta “Rock and Shock was the first convention I went to as a kid, and those experiences were the inspiration behind Fantasm. To be able to premiere the film there is an absolute honor.”
While showing what a great time a convention can be we are also treated to insight of some celebrities in attendance. The likes of Tom Atkins, Heather Langenkamp and Lloyd Kaufman share their views on conventions and those that attend. While certainly not the first documentary to attempt to capture the convention experience, early word is that this one is a notch above the rest. If you’re heading to Rock and Shock this weekend make it a priority to get in on this one. For the rest of us, I’m sure there is a DVD/Blu-ray announcement in our future.
CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT THE CLIP FROM THE INCREDIBLE UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY ON HORROR CONVENTION CULTURE AFTER THE BREAK!
Director Kyle Kuchta is excited to reveal the official theatrical poster for his forthcoming horror convention documentary, Fantasm. The film explores the bonds formed by the close-knit community of fans who attend horror conventions.
In addition to a variety of devoted genre fans, Fantasm features insight from several popular horror actors and filmmakers, including Tom Atkins (Escape from New York), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and more.
After being shot at six different conventions throughout the country, Fantasm is currently in post-production. “The film is being submitted to festivals and conventions,” Kuchta elaborates. “We’re really excited to be releasing it in the fall when the convention season and the horror community are thriving full-force.”
For more information on Fantasm, visit the documentary on Facebook and Twitter.
FANTASM: SEASON OF THE CON, a kickstarter funded documentary by Kyle Kuchta about the horror conventions we all love and cherish, and what brings us together as a horror community, has begun its initial shooting.
From Shock Till You Drop:
Kyle Kuchta has a self-proclaimed obsession with horror films. Upon discovering the phenomenon of horror conventions, the young genre fanatic finally felt like a part of a community. He connected with like-minded individuals with whom he shares his love for the genre. Now, he’s traveling to conventions all across America to find out why horror brings people together.
KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE KICKSTARTER VIDEO AND MORE!
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has pushed the former October 20th Release date for the NIGHT OF THE CREEPS dvd back to October 27th. Not a big push, but I guess we’ll just have to wait a bit longer for our alien slug/zombie goodness. Once again, here are the features:
• Commentary with Writer / Director Fred Dekker
• Cast Commentary
• Birth of the Creeps
• Cast of the Creeps
• Creating the Creeps
• Escape of the Creeps
• Legend of the Creeps
• Tom Atkins: Man of Action
• Original Theatrical Ending
• Trivia Track
• Deleted Scenes
As soon as we get some DVD art, we’ll be sure to post it here at BACKWOODSHORROR.com
Thanks to the good folk over at Ain’t It Cool News, we’ve got some more details on the upcoming October 20th release of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
Check it out:
– “Birth of Creeps” featuring Dekker talking about the origins of the project
– “Cast of the Creeps” featuring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow
– “Creating The Creeps” featuring interviews with SFX creators David B. Miller and Robert Kurtzman
– A special Tom Atkins centric piece called “Tom Atkins: Man of Action”
– “Escape of the Creeps” a detailed look at the post-production.
– Deleted scenes
– Fred Dekker solo commentary
– Cast commentary featuring Atkins, Whitlow, Marshall and Lively
– The original theatrical ending
– And footage from the Cast and Crew reunion screening at the Alamo Drafthouse.
For more on the story, check this link…
More info. came down the line to yours truly about our favorite zombieslugalien splatterfest, apparently to appease the CREEPS fans, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Amazon.com are sponsoring a unique contest in which fans can vote on the film’s final DVD box art. Log on to Amazon.com for more details beginning June 29, 2009.
HOLY FUCKING YES!! The LONG anticipated Special Edition release of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS is coming to DVD finally. You know it; the 1986 Fred Dekker (Monster Squad) Horror Dramedy with Slugs, Zombies, and Tom “The Good News Is, Your Dates Are Here…The Bad News Is…They’re Dead!!” ATKINS!?!? ‘Ol Michael “Slipcase” Felsher has been taking heat about it on Deadpit forever and now Sony’s finally giving it the release it deserves. Here’s more from Slippy:
“In October Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing Night of the Creeps to DVD in a directors cut special edition, it is coming out officially for the first time ever. Fred Dekker is already working on it, It’s going to be the director’s cut with the original ending. We’re going to go balls to the wall with the special features on it … I talked to Sony today its official, we’re going ahead and its coming out in October! It’s officially In production…and moving forward, its coming!”
Fans have been waiting for this one for a while. With any luck, it’ll get at least the 2 disc deal like Monster Squad, and possibly a Blu-Ray. Hot Damn!!