If there's one thing that will surely set any force-fueled fanbase on fire, it's news of something fresh within the Star Wars universe. For horror fans, not so much, but take your favorite characters and spin them around and anew by adding a dash of horror into the mix? Boom! You've officially gotten our attention!
As you may recall, this coming February is "Women in Horror Month", and FEARnet is kicking it off a few days early with the debut episode of its Tea Party Macabre video series. The premise is that they invited some of their favorite women of horror out to tea and let the cameras roll. Included is one of our favorite women in horror, Dread Central's own horrorchick, Heather Wixson.
Comic writer Robert Kirkman is a busy guy. Along with his stellar ongoing Walking Dead series, Invincible, and the occasional issue of Marvel Zombies (to name just a few), he's got a new franchise blooming in Top Cow's Pilot Season: Demonic about a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked.
Fans of Peter Straub (Ghost Story, Shadowland, The Talisman and Black House with Stephen King), take note! On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Doubleday will be releasing Straub's latest chiller, A Dark Matter (review here).
The June 2008 backlot fire at Universal Studios was tragic on several levels but none more so than the loss of the great King Kong ride that was a staple of the theme park. Gone for good was the giant animatronic monkey and his banana-scented breath. It left quite a void. Thankfully said void is about to be filled.
Morgan J. Freeman's (emphasis on the J) psychological horror flick Homecoming had a very limited theatrical run over the summer, and if you missed it, no worries! It's on its way home to DVD!
I love the down and dirty 70s flicks where someone, anyone, was forced into a desperate fight for his or her life. No matter how many times the story is spun, I find myself looking forward to each new incarnation with renewed interest, and Stripped is absolutely no different.
Do I smell a resurgence of Italian horror on the horizon? I certainly hope so because it's been far too long since the Italians have been busy in the horror genre. First time filmmaker Paolo Fazzini is looking to put the boot back on the map with this one, folks. Fingers crossed!
Gather all ye dystopian horror fans in the Tri-State Region, Fangoria is holding a free screening of District 13: Ultimatum at the Cinema Village tomorrow, Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
Another sad moment for fans of the horror genre and beyond: The great Zelda Rubinstein has passed away at the all too young age of just 76.
Remember that scene in The Serpent and the Rainbow when the main character was poisoned and appeared medically dead? That's a pretty horrifying notion. Imagine that being the whole film, and there you have Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's After.Life.
It's Wednesday, which means it's also time for another weekly LIVE video series featuring members of the Dante's Inferno video game development team. Today's topic is "Dante's Inferno on the PSP".
There's a battle occurring for distribution rights to Vincenzo Natali's Splice at this year's Sundance film fest, but instead of acquisitions bidding in ever-escalating sums, the producers are being offered service contracts, which seems to be the trend in indie film distribution nowadays.
Skyline, the next feature to be directed by brothers Colin and Greg Strause, has added another new cast member: Crystal Reed, who will also be seen in MTV's upcoming "Teen Wolf" reboot.
One more cast member has been added to Clint Eastwood's supernatural thriller Hereafter, and it's not someone you hear connected to our genre very often. Jay Mohr has signed on to play Matt Damon's brother, Billy.