Today is a day we all knew was coming but didn't want to get here. Horror legend and icon Forrest J. Ackerman is no longer with us.
Every filmmaker, no matter how small, leaves behind a legacy. The same goes for indie writer/director Joseph Dodge, who tragically passed away this week in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
It always pains me to have to do a story about a horror personality who is no longer with us, but it’s that much worse when the person is gone of their own hand. Such was the case with French effects man Benoit Lestang, who reportedly committed suicide over the weekend.
Along with celebrating both our country's and the site's birthdays this weekend, comes some sad news for our readers.
We’ve been hearing for a while that effects maven Stan Winston was in bad health, but this is still incredibly shocking. On June 15th, 2008, Stan Winston passed away at the age of 62.
The sad news of the death of Hazel Court, the British actress who appeared in such horror classics as The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Curse of Frankenstein, showed up on the Net today. Court was 82 and passed away at her home near Lake Tahoe as the result of a heart attack.
Sometimes being a journalist means that you have to report on things that cause a great deal of pain. This is one of those times. It's with a heavy heart tonight that I report the passing of Karl Hardman. Best known for creating an unforgettable character in Harry Cooper, the hot-headed yet not totally unreasonable father in the original classic Night of the Living Dead, Karl will live on in the hearts of fans and through the work he helped to create forever.