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Son of Monsterpalooza Special Presentations Include Panels on Victor Crowley, Cult of Chucky, Mayhem, The Thing, The Exorcist, and LOTS More!



If you’re planning to attend this year’s Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California, you have just 8 more days to make sure you have your tickets, hotel reservations, and the stamina to survive all the various events and presentations that are taking place.

Here are the highlights; you’ll find more details on the graphic below and by clicking here.  Several of the panels are being hosted by horror vet Tony Timpone, and our own Uncle Creepy is moderating Victor Crowley on Sunday so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Friday, September 15th

  • 6:00-7:30 PM – Island of Lost Souls screening with new score, followed by a Q&A with Bela Lugosi, Jr., and composer Jay Woelfel.
  • 7:30-8:30 PM – Crypt TV panel including founder/CEO Jack Davis and the directors of the web’s scariest shorts.
  • 8:30-9:00 PM – Better Watch Out panel with writer/director Chris Peckover discussing his bloody holiday home invasion thriller that has everyone talking – and screaming!
  • 9:00-10:55 PM – The Night Watchmen screening followed by a Q&A with director Mitchell Altieri and stars Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Kevin Jiggetts, Max Wilbur, Kara Luiz, Tiffany Shepis, and Diona Reasonover.

Saturday, September 16th

  • 11:05 AM-12:05 PM – Mayhem panel with director Joe Lynch and stars Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, including exclusive clips.
  • 12:05-1:00 PM – “Teen Wolf” panel with the FX team discussing the final season.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM – The Thing 35th Anniversary panel with cast members and effects artists to be announced.
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – Go behind the scenes of Species with Steve Johnson and the XFX crew for the film.
  • 3:00-3:50 PM – Cult of Chucky panel with director Don Mancini, star Fiona Dourif, and FX Chief Tony Gardner.
  • 3:50-4:30 PM – Cannibal Corpse Killers panel with director/co-writer Joaquin Montalvan and other cast and crew members.
  • 4:30 PM – Costume Contest pre-judging begins with the contest kicking off at 5:00 PM.
  • 6:30 PM – Doors open for the “Sick & Sexy Burlesque Show,” which begins at 7:30 PM (18 and up).

Sunday, September 17th

  • 11:05 AM-12:00 Noon – Victor Crowley panel with writer/director Adam Green; stars Laura Ortiz, Tiffany Shepis, Dave Sheridan, and Felissa Rose; and FX artist Robert Pendergraft. Moderated by our own Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton!
  • 12:05-1:00 PM – “Face Off” panel with alumni Cig Neutron, George Troester, and others discussing their experiences on the hit Syfy show.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM – The Outer Wild preview with writer/director Philip Chidel and stars Zach Roerig, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Christian Oliver, Lauren McKnight, and Tory Taranova.
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – First look at Nightmare Cinema anthology film with Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, and more!
  • 3:00-4:00 PM – Secret Santa panel with director Adam Marcus and star Debra Sullivan discussing their killer Christmas film.
  • 4:00-4:30 PM – Special sneak peek of “The Exoricst” Season 2 with surprise guests.
  • 5:00-6:00 PM – Learn more about the special connection between “Rock & Roll and Monsters”!

Tickets in advance:
Friday – $25.00
Saturday – $25.00
Sunday – $25.00
Three-day pass – $60.00


Click here for hotel reservations.

The Marriott Burbank Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505

For more information visit the official Monsterpalooza website and Monsterpalooza Facebook page.




Trailer Takes Us DOWN A DARK HALL With AnnaSophia Robb and Uma Thurman



It was just the other day that we shared your first look at producer Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and director Rodrigo Cortés’ (Buried) adaptation of I Know What You Did Last Summer author Lois Duncan’s  Down a Dark Hall

The film stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Reaping), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Taylor Russell (Netflix’s Lost in Space) and Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction). And today we have the film’s trailer and poster!

You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Down a Dark Hall is directed by Rodrigo Cortés from a screenplay by Mike Goldbach and Chris Sparling based on the book by Lois Duncan and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day, and Uma Thurman. It’s produced by Stephenie Meyer, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Meghan Hibbett, and Adrián Guerra.

The film hits theaters, On Demand, and iTunes August 17th.


Kit (Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.


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Tom Six Reveals “Vile” THE ONANIA CLUB…So What?



Tom Six of The Human Centipede fame is coming back to theaters with The Onania Club, a film he promises will be, “…one of the most vile, inhumane movie experiences of all time.” IndieWire revealed the news, which adds that the film is produced by Tom Six and Ilona Six through Six Entertainment Company.

Details are being kept secret for now but the site says Six will bring a psychological thriller that will feature, “…mostly strong female characters” and that it will, “…definitely pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.” Starring in the film are Jessica Morris, Darcy DeMoss, Deborah Twiss, Karen Strassman, and Flo Lawrence.

Let me try and gather all my thoughts here because this is hitting some notes that I’m frankly not really feeling. I’ll try to organize this as best I can.

…[a] vile, inhumane movie experience…
If that’s what Tom Six is aiming for, my interest has already dropped by a huge percentage. I didn’t see The Human Centipede in theaters but I saw it after it hit home video. It wasn’t a gross movie but it had a gross premise, which I honestly thought made it more interesting. Then came along The Human Centipede 2, which I did see in theaters. I found it to be a brilliant response to those who were disappointed by the lack of vomit-inducing moments in the first film and who demanded it be more grotesque. Once they got it, they felt like it had gone too far, which made me want to point and say, “Trust filmmakers. They very often make decisions because they know how to do it right.” That being said, I think it’s a bad, unpleasant, mean-spirited movie. I never bothered with The Human Centipede 3 because of shockingly bad reviews and even worse word-of-mouth from friends and the horror community.

If Six’s goal is to create a movie experience that will haunt and disgust audiences, then my immediate concern is that there is no story to back up the intention. Hell, the announcement is more focused on creating a spectacle than it is on letting people know what the film is actually about. It’s Marketing 101 and as a horror fan for my entire life, I find it almost offensive that the idea of “gross first, everything else second” is being pushed in the initial blitz.

I have no problems whatsoever with gore, viscera, or shocking scenes. Martyrs, I Saw The Devil, The Thing, and the like are all great examples of movies that push a lot of envelopes but never fail to have fascinating concepts backing everything up. There is purpose in their horror. There is method to their madness. So far, Six isn’t inspiring much faith that The Onania Club will walk down that kind of path.

…[it will] pass the Bechdel test with flying colors…
The Bechdel Test, for those who don’t know, is a test within films that sees if there are two, or more, women talk to each other about something other than men. That’s it. Two women in a coffee shop spend 30 seconds talking about a book? Your movie passes. A group of teenage girls discuss what they’re going to wear at an upcoming high school dance? Pass. Ronda Rousey and Michelle Rodriguez trade barbs before beating each other senseless. Check.

While noble in intention, the Bechdel Test is a shockingly low barometer for movies to be considered women-friendly. It doesn’t ask for nuance or depth. It doesn’t set any expectations for emotion or drive. If Six thinks that his movie is a landmark simply because it passes the Bechdel Test, he clearly doesn’t know that horror has been doing this for a long time. And from reading about Bree Olson’s character in The Human Centipede 3 (the only woman in the IMDb credit list), and taking into account the female characters of the first two films in that series, I think one can understand my lack of faith when it comes to Six and women in his films.

I am fully aware of how negative and critical I sound here and I really do hope that I’m going to be proven wrong. Every film should be allowed the chance to stand on its own merits. Hopefully The Onania Club will see Six give us a film that will generate interesting conversation for years to come. But until more is revealed, my expectations are very low.


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Ben Hanscom Has Been Cast in IT: CHAPTER 2



Some fun news out of Deadline as the site has reported that Jay Ryan (Mary Kills People) has been cast as the adult Ben Hanscom in It: Chapter 2. He joins Jessica Chastain, Andy Bean, James Ransone, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who will be playing Beverly, Stanley, Eddie, Bill, and Richie, respectively. Bill Skarsgard will also be back as Pennywise.

Andy Muschietti will be directing based on a script by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle: Creation) with a planned release date of September 6, 2019, almost two years to the day after the release of the first film.

It was a massive success, earning just over $700 million globally against a $35 million budget. That film starred Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, and Steven Williams.


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