Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton’s The Harvest, which stars Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, and Charlie Tahan is set for a mid-April release:
“In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. But less based in reality, The Harvest is closer to a fairy tale from Grimm’s darkest corners. Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house… Morton as the boy’s overprotective surgeon mom is the stuff of great screen villainy—at once utterly monstrous and tragically desperate—so much so that she makes even frequent heavy Michael Shannon, as the more subdued dad, pale in comparison.”
March 31, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Awards, Charlie Tahan, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Gore, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer`, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, John McNaughton, Legend, Links, Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Samantha Morton, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Fear The Walking Dead – Teaser #1
The Los Angeles-based Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines, with the show’s first season consisting of six one-hour episodes that will premiere on AMC in late Northern summer.
AMC president Charles Collier previously revealed that the series will explore “what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’”
The series will star Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).
March 30, 2015 | Categories: The Walking Dead | Tags: Action, AMC, Blockbuster, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Fear The Walking Dead, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Post Apocalyptic, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence, youtube, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombies | Leave a comment
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – LP
Awesome A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night 2XLP. Various Artists. Beautifully designed die-cut jacket with two interchangeable sleeves. Available in Grey & White and Audyssey Version White & Black. $35 HERE
March 29, 2015 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Ana Lily Amirpour, Arash Marandi, Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Dominic Rains, Festival, Foreign, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Iranian, Links, Marshall Manesh, Milad Eghbali, Mozhan Marnó, Possession, Record, Reza Sixo Safai, Rome Shadanloo, Sheila Vand, Suspense, Vampire, various artists, Video Clips | Leave a comment
Variety reports that not only has Ruairi Robinson‘s proposed sci-fi film The Leviathan attracted Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg as Producers, but now Fox has bought the The Leviathan movie pitch and the script for the film, written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club).
Here’s the blurb and proof of concept teaser: By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those that take part in the hunt are mostly involuntary labor.
The Leviathan — Teaser from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo.
March 28, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Science Fiction, Trailers | Tags: Action, Aliens, Art, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Independent, Links, Neill Blomkamp, Post Apocalyptic, Ruairi Robinson, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | 1 Comment
The Babadook – Poster Art
Available from Studiohouse Designs HERE
March 28, 2015 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Art, Australian, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jennifer Kent, Legend, Links, Possession, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Night of the Living Dead – Comics!
This June, the will dead rise again as Double Take (2T) launches Ultimate Night of the Living Dead, with three new comics set in the universe of the 1968 film. Digital previews of all three premier issues are available now at the Double Take Universe site HERE
Much more than just a singular launch, this marks the first releases in a major initiative surrounding the classic horror franchise, which frightened moviegoers all around the world and made zombies a household name. Having commissioned a new generation of writers to breathe new life into the classic franchise, 2T has a dozen series in the works – some following characters from the film in surprising new directions; other stories are all new.
March 26, 2015 | Categories: Comics | Tags: Action, Art, Banned, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, George Romero, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Links, Post Apocalyptic, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Rollerball – Poster Art by Paul Shipper
Poster available at Hero Complex Gallery HERE
March 25, 2015 | Categories: Posters | Tags: 70's Dystopia, Action, Actors, Art, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Hollywood, Icons, Images, James Caan, Legend, Links, Norman Jewison, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
REALM from Scott Speer on Vimeo. Starring Adelaide Kane and William Russ. Directed by Scott Speer, written by John Swetnam, produced by John Swetnam, Andrew Ellis, and Scott Speer.
A young woman (Adelaide Kane) possesses the power to enter the soul of the possessed to wage physical battle against their inner demons. This short film has demonstrated enough franchise potential for the teenage exorcist (Buffy..?) that the Rebecca Sonnenshine spec script Realm just sold for a reported mid-six-figure deal.
March 24, 2015 | Categories: Short Films | Tags: Action, Adelaide Kane, Andrew Ellis, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, John Swetnam, Legend, Links, Possession, Scott Speer, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, William Russ | Leave a comment
Wes Craven teams up with Steve Niles
Wes Craven, the iconic horror director behind Last House On the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream, is partnering with 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles, to adapt Niles’ upcoming comic The Disciples, drawn by Christopher Mitten, a sci-fi horror story set in space. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter HERE
Universal Cable Productions, which produced shows such as “Being Human” and “Defiance”, is in the process of picking up the rights to the title, which is due to hit stands in May from Black Mask Studios.
Craven, who is not writing or directing, will exec produce along with Sara Bottfeld of Industry Entertainment.
Here’s a description of the debut comic:
Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult.
This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of “The Disciples,” the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters Of The Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.
But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong…
This ghost story in space reunites comics’ king of the macabre Steve Niles with his longtime collaborator Christopher Mitten, whose stylish mix of grit and flow matches Steve’s sharp characterizations and taste for screams.
March 22, 2015 | Categories: Comics, NEWS: Horror | Tags: Action, Aliens, Bounty Hunters, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Links, Sci-Fi, Serial Killer, Slasher, Steve Niles, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, Wes Craven | Leave a comment
Poltergeist – TV Spot
Latest TV Spot for the remake of Poltergeist. Sam Raimi (producer) re-imagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
March 21, 2015 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Blockbuster, Classic, Controversial, Craig T. Nelson, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Latest TV Spot, Legend, Links, Poltergeist, Possession, Remakes, Sam Raim, Sam Raimi, Sam Rockwell, Steven Spiel, Suspense, Thriller, Tobe Hooper, Violence | Leave a comment
Fury Road – George Miller & Japanese Trailer
Director George Miller recently took part in a Q&A after a screening of The Road Warrior in Austin, where he explained Fury Road’s relationship to the previous outings in the series:
It’s sort of a revisit. The three films exist in no real clear chronology, because they were always conceived as different films… The way we all thought about it, is next Wednesday, all the bad stuff we see in the news comes to pass, where we have economic collapse and oil wars, water wars and stuff we didn’t even see it coming and we jump 45 years into the future and in a sense we go back to a dark age without rule of law.
Miller said he had finished Fury Road just two nights prior to that screening, which explains why, despite the fact that the film has been in post-production for a very long time, it hasn’t been officially shown to audiences.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Check out this Japanese trailer… all action:
March 20, 2015 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Australian, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Fury Road, George Miller, Icons, Images, Legend, Links, Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Suspense, The Road Warrior, Tom Hardy, Video Clips, Violence | Leave a comment
Nightmare City – Indiegogo Campaign
Get ready for the spectacular remake of Umberto Lenzi’s horror cult classic. This is a horror production from fans for fans and with fans! You can be a big part of it – like a producer you will have a say in how cool and great this remake will get and you will get the big chance to visit the film sets, be a part of the crew, inspire the producers, get cool rewards and win great prizes, be in the movie and MEET, WORK AND ACT TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAVORITE ACTORS and LEGENDS OF HORROR!
The King Of Splatter & Gore Tom Savini will be Director and Special Effects & Make Up Supervisor. Together with the best creative talents from his FX school in Pittsburgh he will guarantee mind-blowing makeup and special effects and lots of gore and will give horror fans what they desperately demand and miss in current horror movies – impressing practical special effects and gallons of blood instead of cheap CGI effects.
Get ready for breathtaking suspense, blood drenched horror, impressive special effects and a great cast and crew which will make this remake an outstanding horror production and the most terrifying zombie movie ever! AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT by donating at the indiegogo site HERE
March 19, 2015 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Action, Banned, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Links, Nudity, Remakes, Serial Killer, Slasher, Special Effects, Splatter, Suspense, Thriller, Tom Savini, Umberto Lenzi, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Let The Right One In – TV Series
So this is a concern… Let the Right One In is in development process for an adapted television series. After a bidding war that involved Showtime and A&E, the latter network has won the rights to develop a Let the Right One In TV series. The A&E series will join the network’s stable of other shows that also jump off from films: Bates Motel, based on Psycho, and The Returned, which is a remake of a French series that was, in turn, a remake of a French film. There aren’t many details on the Let the Right One In series, but we’ve got them below.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor-writer Brandon Boyce (Teen Wolf actor; Apt Pupil and Wicker Park screenwriter) are adapting the pilot and series from the Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist that Lindqvist adapted for the 2008 film by director Tomas Alfredson.
Spoilers for Let the Right One In follow. The 2008 film left out some characters, plot points and character history, only alluding to some of the history of the seemingly young vampire Eli as she befriends an isolated boy named Oskar. In fact, one point the original film only engages in ambiguous fashion is that Eli wasn’t born female, but rather is a boy who was castrated by the nobleman who also turned the child into a vampire. With more room to go into character backstories, the TV series may well retain the novel’s original approach.
The US remake of the film, Let Me In, further changed some things in the story as it moved the setting to New Mexico. We don’t know how this TV version might go — the THR piece references Vermont, which suggests that the show will go with the snowy setting of the original novel and film, while keeping it in the US.
The US remake, which was one of the better remakes around, would be more suited to an adaptation than the original. There’s no casting info or potential air date for the Let the Right One In TV series at this point.
March 18, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Television, Remakes | Tags: Art, Bates Motel, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, John Arne Lindqvist, Legend, Let Me In, Remakes, Serial Killer, Suspense, Teen Wolf, Thriller, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
Great news for fans of Australian horror. Enzo Tedeschi, producer of Australian indie horror The Tunnel, has established Deadhouse Films as a new Australian production and distribution company for genre films with the aim to overcome Oz audiences’ reluctance to see genre movies in theatres.
Deadhouse says that it is “focused on boutique online global day and date distribution of genre movies and shows.” It will launch with Distracted Media’s science-fiction series, Airlock, at an unspecified date in the first half of the year. It expects to provide “unique and tailored guidance on production and release strategies to ensure the success of each project.”
“With an aim to provide independent film makers with a production and distribution avenue, Deadhouse Films’ scope will be to connect the many great Australian genre films out there with a dedicated and established audience,” said Tedeschi in a statement.
Australia has a long history of producing cult horror and genre films, including Mad Max, Saw, Wolf Creek, The Loved Ones and Razorback, but the country’s theatrical audiences have largely turned their back on the segment. Last year’s The Babadook, which got a launch at Sundance, was hailed by critics and genre fans, but grossed only US$200,000 (A$256,000) on local release. In contrast The Babadook earned $1.09 million in France and $2.03 million in the U.K.
High releasing costs, steep ticket prices and competition from English-language Hollywood are among the issues facing Australian genre films in their home market.
“The kind of film that we made, it’s kind of an art house film and a psychological thriller slash horror. These don’t traditionally do that well in Australia,” “Badadook” producer Kristina Ceyton told The Guardian recently
March 17, 2015 | Categories: Australian, NEWS: Horror | Tags: Action, Australian, Australian production, Banned, Controversial, Cult, Deadhouse Films, Disturbing, Enzo Tedeschi, Festival, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Links, Mad Max, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, The Babadook, Thriller, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Friday the 13th & the Birth of Jason Voorhees
Sebastian Twardosz interviews Friday the 13th creator Sean S. Cunningham to talk about everything from how the film started out as only a title to the creation of the infamous hockey mask.
- 00:30 — Introducing Sean S. Cunningham.
- 00:45 — How Friday the 13th started as just a title.
- 03:35 — The making of Friday The 13th.
- 06:00 — Creating the soundscape of Friday The 13th.
- 09:00 — Expectations after releasing the film.
- 11:15 — What it’s like working with the same people on multiple projects.
- 12:50 — Creating the grudge match Freddy vs Jason.
- 15:00 — How did Jason Voorhees’ mask become part of the character?
- 16:30 — Cunningham’s change of heart and decision to not be a doctor.
- 21:15 — Raising funds before Kickstarter existed.
- 22:05 — Early film projects of Sean S. Cunningham.
- 24:25 — Bringing The Last House on the Left into being with Wes Craven.
- 27:00 — Kids sports films; Here Come the Tigers and Manny’s Orphans.
- 30:50 — Spring Break.
- 33:50 — House and My Boyfriend’s Back.
- 37:00 — Watching a screening of Alien with O.J. Simpson.
Not only dose Cunningham share information about how the franchise (originally not intending to be one) was formulated, but he shares some keen wisdom on filmmaking as well. For instance, he shares a story about when he first screened Friday the 13th for Wes Craven and was told that it was boring and slow. However, when he screened the final cut with all the audio, music, and sound effects added, reactions completely changed. Cunningham expresses how large of an impact the right soundtrack can make on how your viewers respond to your film emotionally.
March 15, 2015 | Categories: Documentary, Short Films | Tags: Action, Banned, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jason Voorhees, Legend, Links, Possession, Scream Queens, Sean S. Cunningham, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, Wes Craven | Leave a comment
Friday the 13th Part 2 – Vinyl Release
The Original Motion Picture Score to the 1981 slasher horror classic, Friday The 13th Part 2. Remastered from the original master tapes. A fantastic companion piece to the Waxwork Full album artwork by Rich Kelly. Available HERE
March 14, 2015 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Art, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Friday the 13th, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jason Voorhees, Legend, Links, Nudity, Remakes, Rich Kelly, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, Waxwork, Waxwork Full | Leave a comment
Hotel Transylvania 2 – Trailer
Sony Pictures Animation released the first teaser trailer to Hotel Transylvania 2, which introduces Oscar-Tony-Grammy and Emmy-winning writer, director, performer, composer and producer Mel Brooks in the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit.
“Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure: when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a comic collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.”
March 13, 2015 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Adam Sandler, Blockbuster, Classic, Comedy, Controversial, Cult, Dracula, Franchise, Frankenstein, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Suspense, Thriller, Universal Horror, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
The Green Inferno – Update
Eli Roth’s cannibal horror The Green Inferno was slated for release last September/October, it was pulled from distribution due to financial issues. Since then, it’s been in release limbo, or maybe even Hell for that matter.
In an interview with IGN, Roth got candid about the pic that sends Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton into the Amazon jungle to protect a dying tribe, but are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.
“No there’s not [any updates], but I will say this: All I hear on Twitter and Facebook – no matter what I Tweet now, people say ‘Yeah shut up, where’s Green Inferno?’ Trust me when I say there are no less than four lawyers from different companies on conference calls and email chains every single day trying to work this out,” Roth revealed. “I was hoping to have it resolved today or by Monday so we could do something to hopefully have it out this summer. That’s what everyone’s working towards. To have it out August or September. But I was 90 days out from a release, there was a trailer and posters in theatres, and it got pulled. So please don’t hold me to anything, but trust me when I say everybody is all over it working it out.”
The good news, adds Roth, is that it’s close to being resolved. “We’re at the one-yard line, but I’ve also been there before so I don’t want to say anything, but I just thank everyone for their patience and understanding. And it really helps when people Tweet ‘Please release it, please release it’ – it keeps the fire burning, but everyone is working to resolve it.”
March 12, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Action, Banned, Cannibal, Controversial, Cult, Daryl Sabara, Disturbing, Eli Roth, Festival, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Kannibal, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Legend, Nudity, Post Apocalyptic, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
You’re probably familiar with various trailers for the film, but the BFI has cut a new one for a new cinema release in the UK, and it is quite good. Ridley Scott even says “This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.”
Blade Runner: The Final Cut is the version of the film overseen by Ridley Scott for the 2007 blu-ray release of the movie. This new cut features a handful of small changes from the previous Director’s Cut and, most significantly, has the full “unicorn dream sequence” that ties directly into the argument over whether or not Harrison Ford’s character is a replicant. Check out the new Blade Runner trailer below, makes me want to watch it again.
March 11, 2015 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Blade Runner, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Blu-Ray, Classic, Cult, Harrison Ford, Icons, Images, Legend, Links, Philip K. Dick, Post Apocalyptic, Replicant, Ridley Scott, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Unicorn, Violence | Leave a comment
The Walking Dead – Spinoff Series
News collated from The Hollywood Reporter offers the first real details about The Walking Dead spinoff series:
Cliff Curtis (Gang related) stars as Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife. Sons of Anarchy‘s Kim Dickens is set to co-star as Nancy, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean and is seeing him romantically. Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) co-stars as Nancy’s son Nick, who has battled a drug problem. And Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy’s ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.
The Walking Dead companion — first announced in September 2013 — could give AMC a zombie drama in every quarter, given the six-episode freshman season’s summer bow. The flagship, which resumes production in the summer, airs the first half of its season in October and the second half in February. The offshoot series comes as The Walking Deadevolved to megahit status. The zombie drama, overseen by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, ranks as TV’s No. 1 drama series among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the No. 1 show on television. From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in making the announcement Monday. “Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.”
“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”
AMC Global — the cabler’s international network, has acquired the international televisions rights to the series, which it will air within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere — something Fox International Channels does with the flagship series.
March 10, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Television, The Walking Dead | Tags: Alycia Debnam Carey, AMC, Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Frank Dillane, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Post Apocalyptic, Robert Kirkman, Sean Cabrera, Suspense, The Hollywood Reporter, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Walking Dead, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombies | Leave a comment
VHS Video Cover Art: 1980s to Early 1990s
This looks awesomely tacky… Video cover art is a unique and largely lost artform representing a period of unabashed creativity during the video rental boom of the 1980s to early 1990s. The art explodes with a succulent, indulgent blend of design, illustration, typography, and hilarious copywriting. Written and curated by Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge, poster artist extraordinaire and VHS obsessive, with a foreword by Mondo’s Juston Ishmael, this collection contains over 240 full-scale, complete video sleeves in the genres of action, comedy, horror, kids, sci-fi, and thriller films. It’s a world of mustached, muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters. From the sublime to the ridiculous, some are incredible works of art, some are insane, and some capture the tone of the films better than the films themselves. All are amazing and inspiring works of art that captivate the imagination. It’s like stepping back in time into your local video store!
Check it out at the official publishing page HERE
March 9, 2015 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Banned, Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Foreign, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Links, Nudity, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Video Clips, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
House on Haunted Hill – Poster Art
House On Haunted Hill featured stars both on screen and off. Ever reliant Vincent Price stars in one of his most memorable roles, but the real star of the show is director William Castle and his promotional stunt “Emergo,” in which a plastic skeleton was flown over the audience in the theater during key moments of the film. His creativity and inventiveness took sometimes mediocre movies and made them genuine experiences. This film is said to have inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make his own low budget horror film…. Psycho.
Here’s what artist Jonathan Burton had to say about his latest poster available through Mondo:
“I found House on Haunted Hill creepy and camp in equal measure and I wanted the poster to get into the spirit of the film in a fun ‘haunted house’ atmosphere. There are some hidden details in the poster that I won’t reveal but will hopefully jump out to fans of the film. I drew Frederick Loren as a manipulative figure controlling the proceedings, and while at first we’re unsure about his motivations, Vincent Price plays the character as a deliciously dark puppet master.”
March 6, 2015 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Art, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Links, Possession, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Vincent Price, Violence, William Castle | Leave a comment
Misery – Bruce Willis on Broadway
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures confirmed last night that Bruce Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) in a new stage version of Misery as the successful romance-novel author rescued and held captive by his “Number One Fan.” William Goldman’s play is an adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel and the 1990 film that the Princess Bride screenwriter co-wrote with King, starring James Caan, Oscar winner Kathy Bates and directed by Rob Reiner.
Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) will direct the play, which was tried out in the fall of 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. Dates are not set and no theatre has been booked for the “strictly limited engagement,” which is being co-produced by the Warner Bros. arm with Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu.
The casting of Willis is certain to add excitement to the Broadway fall season as well as certify the trend of star-driven shows with brief, ultra-high-priced runs.
March 5, 2015 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Actors, Awards, Blockbuster, Classic, Controversial, Disturbing, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Kathy Bates, Legend, Links, Remakes, Serial Killer, Slasher, Sledgehammer, Stephen King, Suspense, Thriller, Torture, Violence | Leave a comment
Famous Monsters Announce Horror Comic Slate
The world’s longest-running entertainment fan magazine Famous Monsters (est. 1958), has announced that it is expanding its publishing division into original comic books.
“It has been a fun and successful seven years of covering some amazing talent while relaunching Famous Monsters back into the mainstream,” says Famous Monsters Publisher Philip Kim. “But I remembered something equally exciting that Forrest Ackerman penned: his own stories. Though we celebrate all Famous Monsters, we are itching to make new ones. It’s time to tell our own stories again.”
Famous Monsters has always featured work in tandem with Creepy, Eerie and most famously, founding FM Editor Forrest J Ackerman’s very own Vampirella. The first releases this year will feature work by Paul Tobin, Darick Robertson, Jeff Johnson, Nat Jones and Steve Niles… now if they could only get Bernie Wrightson to ink a few covers.
March 4, 2015 | Categories: Comics | Tags: Art, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Creepy, Cult, Darick Robertson, Disturbing, Eerie, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jeff Johnson, Legend, Nat Jones, Paul Tobin, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Steve Niles, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Vampirella, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | 2 Comments