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Dark Delicacies and Etheria Hosting Celebrity Charity Signing for Women in Horror Month 2016

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We recently told you about the upcoming Etheria Toronto, an evening of new genre films from emerging women directors; and a week after that, Etheria Film Night joins forces with Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA, for an afternoon celebrity charity signing event to benefit Reel Grrls and Celeste Yarnall.

You can learn more below and on the Facebook Event Page.

From the Press Release:
On February 27, 2016, collect the signatures of amazing women working behind the scenes in horror films. Female directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, and more are an integral part of horror history and have contributed so much to our beloved genre. Come celebrate these women and their accomplishments by having your DVD or poster signed, purchasing one of their autographed photos, and having your own photo snapped with them.

All of the autograph proceeds of this event will go to benefit charity. Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production. We will also be raising funds for Celeste Yarnall, star of Beast of Blood (1970) and The Velvet Vampire (1971), who is currently undergoing treatment for stage 3 ovarian cancer that is not covered by her medical insurance. You can learn more about Celeste and her health crisis at STYD. We’ll have signed DVDs and photos from Celeste, as well as DVDs, comic books, and other materials available from all of our celebrities.

Join us for this awesome event hosted by Dark Delicacies bookstore and Etheria Film Night. Help us to help other women in the horror community by supporting Celeste Yarnall, one of our own women in horror, and celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 by attending!

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 / 2:00-5:00 PM

Where: Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

Confirmed to Attend:

  • Sandy King Carpenter is an artist, writer, film producer, and the president of Storm King Productions. She produced the horror films Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), Body Bags (1993), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Village of the Damned (1995), Ghosts of Mars (2001), Vampires (2002), and Vampires: Los Muertos (2002). Her comic books include John Carpenter’s Asylum and John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight
  • Rae Dawn Chong has appeared in numerous cult genre films and TV series, such as Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), but she is also a horror film director. Her short horror comedy film Cursed Part 3 (2000) launched the career of movie star Chris Pratt and parodies the business of making horror films.
  • Jackie Kong is the director of the cult horror films The Being (1983) and Blood Diner (1987). She is embarking on the next phase of her directing career, with several new genre projects in the pipeline.
  • Jace Anderson is the prolific co-screenwriter of over one dozen horror and thriller feature films including the remake of Night of the Demons (2009) and Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears (2007).
  • Rena Riffel is known for her eclectic roles in cult films such as Showgirls (1995) and Mulholland Drive (2001) but is also an independent filmmaker. Her films as director include the tongue-in-cheek sequel Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven (2011), Trasharella (2009), and Astrid (2015).
  • Jennifer Blanc is a director and producer, spearheading a slate of new horror films through her company Blanc/Biehn Productions. Her recent films as director are the horror/sci-fi The Night Visitor (2013) and the horror/thriller The Girl (2014), and she has produced over 22 features in the last five years including The Victim (2011) and Among Friends (2012).
  • Deborah Brock wrote and directed the sequel Slumber Party Massacre II (1987), of the iconic slasher trilogy, as well as the cult sequel Rock and Roll High School Forever (1991). Her new sci-fi horror comic Spoilerland (Issue #1) has just been released from Emet Comics.
  • Kristina Klebe is a familiar face in modern horror films, from Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) to last year’s Tales of Halloween (2015). She’s also a budding director, with several gruesome short films: Daddy’s Little Girl (2012) and As Human As Animal (2011, starring Diamond Dallas Page).
  • And more to be announced!

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

Synopsis:
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

Synopsis:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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