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Scars Come Out for Dread Central’s NYC DreadVision Screenings!

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Last week turned out to be an exciting one for fright fans in NYC. Our screening series, DreadVision, hosted two separate celeb-packed events.

On Tuesday (6/27) at the gorgeously refurbished Quad, DreadVision presented (along with genre superstore Forbidden Planet), a retro showing of the 1973 miniseries Frankenstein: The True Story.

Director Sam Irvin (Guilty as Charged, Elvira’s Haunted Hills, Full Moon’s Oblivion) has made it his life’s passion to champion this old NBC miniseries. He edited this spring’s Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine #38, which boasts an exhaustive book-length examination of this Jack (Damnation Alley) Smight-directed telefilm (and Guillermo del Toro favorite!). For a post-screening Q&A, Irvin welcomed to the stage the late Smight’s son, Alec (a successful producer/director in his own right); Little Shoppe essayist James Anthony Phillips (expert on Frankenstein: The True Story composer Gil Mellé) and Montreal film archivist Philippe Spurrell, who supplied the rare gore-enhanced 16mm Frankenstein print.

Besides Irvin’s unbelievable anecdotes, surprising subtext revelations and fascinating background on the production, Smight recalled fun stories of watching the lavish London lensing take place. Phillips told the audience to write to their favorite soundtrack companies to release a Frankenstein: The True Story music CD (the composer’s widow holds the masters), while Spurrell discussed how he obtained the one-of-a-kind print by trading with a movie collector in Australia! See here for more on Irvin’s obsession, and buy the mammoth mag here.

Image Credit: Adam Lee Price

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On Friday night (6/30) DreadVision offered the NY premiere of Austin Reading’s Darkness Rising at the IFC Center with the director attending. During the late-night Q&A, Reading noted that he shot his haunted-house-movie-with-a-twist in just 11 days! His buddy, Ted Raimi, later came in for a day of pickups. Reading and writer Vikram Weet drew inspiration from the cosmic horror works of H.P. Lovecraft, and Weet’s screenplay initially drew the attention of Renny (Deep Blue Sea) Harlin and Josh (Chronicle) Trank. The house used in the low-budget film previously served as the funeral home in “Six Feet Under”!

Darkness Rising plays for the next week at IFC (get tix here here), and you can also find it via the usual streaming suspects.

Stay tuned for news of more DreadVision movies, including a special bi-coastal screening on July 31st in NY and LA!

Image Credit: Matt Kiernan
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Rest in Peace: Bill Gold, Iconic Movie Poster Designer, Passes Away at 97

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Sad news as it’s been confirmed that iconic graphic designer Bill Gold, who was responsible for creating thousands of film posters, has passed away in his Old Greenwich, Connecticut home at 97 years old.

Gold’s career stretched back decades to the early 40’s, where he designed posters for films like Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Big Sleep, and the classic Bogart/Bergman film Casablanca. Over the next several decades, Gold would work with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick, Desmond Davis, Oliver Stone, and many, many more. Some of his most famous works were done for many of Clint Eastwood’s westerns, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, John Boorman’s Deliverance, Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and a multitude of posters for the James Bond franchise.

Per THR, Gold is survived by, “…his wife, Susan, son Bob, daughter in-law Joanne, daughter Marcy, grandson Spencer, granddaughter Dylann and her fiancé Justin, great nephew Jaaron and “man’s best friend” Willoughby.”

We send our deepest condolences to his family in this sad time. However, we also send our gratitude for a man whose work fascinated and intrigued countless audiences over more than 70 years. I remember walking through a movie theater’s halls and delighting in looking at movie posters, imagining what their stories could hold. I can only believe that other children over the years looked at Gold’s work and wondered the same thing about those films.

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Will Billie Lourd Return in AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 8?

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For those of you who might not know, Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher. She was one of the stars of Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens and has since followed Murphy over to the world of American Horror Story.

Lourd starred in the recent AHS: Cult and it looks like Deadline is confirming that she will return for the upcoming 8th season, which is rumored to be called AHS: Radioactive. Lourd will star alongside Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins, who will play Evan Peters’ grandmother.

Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

American Horror Story is an anthology horror-drama series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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Live-Action F.E.A.R. Adaptation Coming To Machinima

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Screenwriter Greg Russo has signed a deal with Machinima to pen an adaptation of the F.E.A.R. video game franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The article did not specify whether the adaptation would be in the form of a film or a series.

Russo, who is a lifelong gamer, will work with Machinima on creating and developing the F.E.A.R. adaptation, although we don’t know much else at this point. Machinima are a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the F.E.A.R. franchise has also been owned by WB since 2009. In other words, Warner Bros. were bound to give us a live action adaptation of F.E.A.R. at one point, so we’re not too surprised by this development.

Russo, who is also writing the scripts for the Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil reboots, was quoted as saying the following:

“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide. F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.”

An acronym for First Encounter Assault Recon, the F.E.A.R. games focus on an elite task force who fight to stop Alma Wade, a young girl with incredible psychic powers, from tearing apart the fabric of reality. Legendary film director John Carpenter served as story consultant on the third game, which we awarded a highly positive review back in the day. We’ll bring you more on Machinima’s adaptation when it becomes availalbe.

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