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It’s time for another edition of FEARnet’s “Post Mortem” web series hosted by Mick Garris, and we have a sneak peek at Garris’ upcoming interview with Rob Zombie, in which the musician/filmmaker makes a pretty frank statement about his different experiences with critics and making films.

The five-part interview will be available on FEARnet.com starting Monday, August 22, 2011, and will also be made available on FEARnet’s cable channel as of August 27th.

Exclusive Preview of Mick Garris' Post Mortem with Rob Zombie

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Over the course of the interviews Garris and Zombie discuss Zombie’s bumpy ride to success in the horror film industry, his opinions on being a genre director, his music career, and his dream project. Highlights of the interview include Zombie’s comments on…

… his early struggles:

“And then I was on the set of Daredevil. Um, interviewing Ben Affleck for MTV … between takes he said, ‘Hey what’s up with your movie blah blah blah?’ I said, ‘Oh well Universal dumped it because … I guess they have a conscience, they have morals, but MGM’s gonna put it out, I guess they have no morals ha ha ha.’ And then the next day it was on the front page of Variety, me saying that … and the editor called me and goes, ‘Yeah we just got here. Everything’s locked up and they won’t let us in.’

… his career aspirations:

“I would love to make a Western… That’s probably one of my favorite things of all time, is Westerns, even more so than horror.”

… his dream project:

“I think at this point Tyrannosaurus Rex has become my dream project. I put so much into it… cause it’s basically a really violent 70s-style fight movie. It’s the perfect movie that the timing is right. And the less that anybody wants to make it, the more you feel like the timing is even more right.”

… his feelings regarding his past work:

“I remember with Devil’s Rejects when it was done; House of 1000 was a … mess so I never knew how I felt, but Rejects I felt like when it was done, I was like, ‘I love this movie. I don’t care what anyone else says, I love it. Nothing’s gonna change my opinion.’ Because that was the only movie I was ever 100% free to do whatever I wanted. You know, whereas the Halloween process was not that.”

… use of computer graphics:

“I’m not a big CG fan because I think it’s just turned movies into cartoons… The movies have become so big and so spectacular. I almost can’t even pay attention to them. They’re so big, ya know… I can’t relate to anything.”

The conversation also covers Zombie’s own feelings on the horror genre’s reputation in the entertainment industry, his specific movie-planning techniques and his extensive track record with different forms of media, and what his future holds.

Check out our exclusive clip below, and then click here for the entire “Post Mortem with Mick Garris” collection.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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