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B-Movie Celebration!The Second Annual B-Movie Celebration to be held in Franklin, Indiana has been announced for September 26-28 with over 50 classic (and not-so-classic) B-movies to be screened, plus a special retrospective showcasing the works of Jim Wynsorski and a lifetime achievement award honoring the great Stuart Gordon.

This one’s a fairly easy story to write since their press release pretty much tells you everything you need to know. I’ll turn it over to them now…

Franklin, Indiana will be hosting the Second Annual B Movie Celebration September 26th thru 28th, 2008. The Celebration will feature screenings of over 50 classic B movies, 20 educational seminars and the world’s largest beach party, featuring the music of The Moon-Rays.

The Celebration will feature screenings of over 50 classic B movies, Many in glorious 35mm. Our line up, which has been curated by Jim Wynorski Includes:

SHOGUN ASSASSIN
FORBIDDEN WORLD
DEATH RACE 2000
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
THIS ISLAND EARTH
TARANTULA
CARNIVAL OF SOULS
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
NIGHT OF THE COMET
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
THE GIANT BEHEMOTH
QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
WORLD WITHOUT END
RUSS MEYER’S UP
FROM HELL IT CAME
ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS
NOT OF THIS EARTH(the black and white original)
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS
WITHOUT WARNING
SCREWBALLS
GALAXY OF TERROR
HOUSE
THE CRAWLING EYE
ATTACK OF THE 50FOOT WOMAN
PSYCHO
JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET
INVISIBLE INVADERS
ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES
TERMINAL ISLAND
NIGHTHAWKS
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND(61)
ONE MILLION B.C.
INVADERS FROM MARS(53)
TO TRAP A SPY
HOLD THAT GHOST
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
TWINS OF EVIL
THE VAMPIRE LOVERS
LUST FOR A VAMPIRE
THE TIME MACHINE
WAR OF THE WORLDS

A Retrospective of The Films of Jim Wynorski:

AGAINST THE LAW
DEMOLITION HIGH
976-EVIL II
THE HAUNTING OF MORELLA
CHOPPING MALL
TRANSYLVANIA TWIST

A Lifetime Achievement Award to Stuart Gordon:

From his 1985 debut as a cult director with Re-Animator to his 2002 H.P. Lovecraft film “Dagon”, Stuart Gordon has consistently delivered quality horror to the masses, and is now considered by many of us to be one of the most important exploitation film-makers of the past 30 years. Gordon will likely always be best remembered for “Re-Animator,” but his other films have always been great works. We are please to honor him. His films Include:

RE-ANIMATOR (1985)
ROBOT JOX (1989)
DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS (1990)
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1990 film) (1990)
FORTRESS (1992)
SPACE TRUCKERS (1996)
DAGON (2001)
KING OF THE ANTS (2003)
EDMOND (2005)
STUCK (2007)

Other great guests include Tom Savini, Jim Wynorski (of course), Conrad Brooks and many many more.

For further information please go to the official site.

Hope to see you in Franklin, Indiana September 26th thru 28th, 2008!

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From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

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Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

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Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

Directed by Robert Mockler


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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
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