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Final Fear Fest Schedule!



All right, kiddies, the first ever Fear Fest convention, co-sponsored by Pit of Horror and Dread Central, is upon us! Doors open on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm and the madness continues through till Sunday night! It’s going to be epic, to say the least!

Some last minute additions to the guest list; we have just confirmed Richard Tyson (Big Bad Wolf, Plane Dead and Sin-Jin Smyth to name a few), Bob Ivy (the title character from Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep!) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (’74) writer Kim Henkel for the show! Be sure to hit the official Fear Fest site for the entire guest list!

We’ve got the final schedule ready for your perusal; make sure you plan your time with us accordingly! Dig it:



12:00: Fear Fest Welcome

12:15: Sin-Jin Smyth panel with writer/director Ethan Dettenmaier and star Jacqueline Moore

12:45: Abominable panel w/ writer/director Ryan Schifrin & producer Theresa Schifrin

1:15: Feast panel with director John Gulager, star Diane Goldner, writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton

1:45: Tobe Hooper Q & A and award presentation with the legendary director

2:30: Men Behind the Mask 1 panel w/ Tony “Michael Myers Pt.1” Moran, Don “Michael Myers Pt.5” Shanks, James “Frank the Bunny” Duvall, Walter “Dr. Satan” Phelan

3:00: Horror’s Hallowed Grounds host/creator Sean Clark and director Andrew Kasch screen the unreleased “uncut” version of the Halloween episode.

3:45: The Hills Have Eyes 2 panel w/ star Michael Bailey Smith

4:15: Leatherface panel w/ Gunnar Hansen, Bill Johnson, R.A. Mihailoff & Andrew Bryniarski

5:00: Joe Knetter If you haven’t had the chance to take in one of Knetter’s readings you are in for a treat. Sit back, crack open a cold one and enjoy the sickness.

5:30: Job panel w/ writer/director John Gray, writer Spencer Gray, stars Lee Perkins and Joe Knetter

6:00: Going to Pieces panel w/ with producer Rudy Scalese

7:00: Ballroom closes

7:30: Dinner with the Stars in Ballroom B (separate admission)



12:00: The Sick panel Hosted By: Father Joey from the Father Joey Radio show Featuring Writer/Director Spencer Gray | CM Byerly | Timm Scalita | Duane Craig Stars: Hip-Hop Sensations Latino Saint & Rhansum.

12:30: Wrong Turn 2 panel w/ w/ director Joe Lynch & Ken Kirzinger (featuring a never before seen trailer for the sequel!)

1:00: The Tripper panel w/ director David Arquette and star Jason Mewes

1:30: Joe Dante Q & A with the legendary director

2:00: Men Behind the Mask 2 panel w/ Ari “Jason Voorhees Pt.1” Lehman, Steve “Jason Voorhees Pt.2” Dash, Richard “Jason Voorhees Pt.3” Brooker, and Andrew “The Djinn” Divoff

2:30: Hatchet panel w/ writer & director Adam Green, stars Tony Todd & Kane Hodder

3:00: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reunion panel w/ stars Gunner Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, John Dugan, writer Kim Henkel and cameraman Lou Perryman

3:45: Live Feed panel w/director Ryan Nicholson and first news on Gutterballs

4:00: Auction! Come bid on some amazing items including an original Dimebag Darrell guitar, a pearl signature series drum from Vinnie Paul and a signed custom Schecter Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning!

See you in Texas!

Johnny Butane

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Netflix to Tell The Frankenstein Chronicles in the States



There’s still a big part of me that wonders why Universal – or anyone for that matter – has not been able to reboot classics like The Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Maybe they’re trying too hard? Maybe they keep putting the wrong people at the helm?

Look at del Toro’s The Shape of Water… It’s pretty much a new version of The Creature of the Black Lagoon with a heavier emphasis on the relationship between monster and chosen mate. Even though there are a couple of hokey parts, it really works and is excellent. So maybe we need to look elsewhere throughout the world to meet with success. Case in point: “The Frankenstein Chronicles.”

Variety is reporting that the hit six-episode UK series starring Sean Bean will be coming Stateside and more via the ever-growing streaming service Netflix.

This deal opens the way for Netflix to make further seasons should it resonate with its U.S. and global subscribers.

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Set in 1830s London, Bean (“Game of Thrones”) plays John Marlott, a war veteran and river policeman. Season 1 of the serialized show sees him investigating the case of a corpse made up of body parts from different children and finding the matter involves senior establishment figures and demonic forces.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn Returning to the Horror Genre



Know what’s funny? We horror fans have known how good James Gunn was all along. It just took the rest of the world time to catch up! Now that Gunn has made his big Hollywood bones with his two Guardians of the Galaxy flicks, he’s returning to the genre to produce a new horror flick! Oh, happy day!

Word came across our desks that Gunn has signed on to produce an untitled horror feature with The H Collective. It was written by James’ brother Brian and cousin Mark Gunn. James will produce the project in between writing the highly anticipated feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 and starting production. Gunn’s longtime collaborator David Yarovesky will direct.

The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his shingle, Troll Court Entertainment. Brian and Mark Gunn, Dan Clifton, and The H Collective’s Nic Crawley will executive produce.

The project is expected to go into production in the spring of 2018 and brings Gunn back to his horror roots. The filmmaker, whose credits included mostly fan-favorite horror gems like Slither prior to writing and directing Guardians of the Galaxy, is responsible for turning the Marvel property into one of the most memorable franchises in the Marvel universe.

More as we get it!

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Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray Release Date and Special Features Announced



Hoo-ray! I have been waiting for this day for the past two months (or, you know, 36 years) as this is the day that we have the release date, cover art, and special features for director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

As we told you guys a few weeks back, the film was considered a disappointment at the box office (considering its budget) so hopefully once the film hits Blu-ray it will become a cult hit – just like the original.

You can check out all of the details below. Do you plan on buying Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray? Let us know below!

Blade Runner 2049 was directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green. The script was based off a story by Hampton Fancher, which in was turn based on the original film’s source material, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Edward James Olmos, David Dastmalchian, Lennie James, Barkhad Abdi, Sylvia Hoeks, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri, David Benson, Ellie Wright, and Kingston Taylor.

Blade Runner 2049 hits Digital on December 26th and 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 16th.

Special features:

  • Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049 featurette
  • Blade Runner 101:
    • The Replicant Evolution
    • Blade Runners
    • The Rise of Wallace Corp
    • Welcome to 2049
    • Jois
    • Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas
  • 2022: Black Out prologue
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn prologue
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run prologue


Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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