The KinoKonzert series brings together a legendary silent film with a contemporary electronic soundtrack: watch Melbourne-based DJ and composer Chiara Kickdrum as she presents her original score live on stage to the German–French horror film Vampyr, directed in 1932 by visionary director, Carl Theodor Dreyer.
21 Sep 2018: Melbourne, ACMI TIX
26 Sep 2018: Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street TIX
28 Sep 2018: Canberra, NFSA TIX
September 21, 2018 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Art, Canberra, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Classic, Concert, Electronic, entertainment, Film, History, Horror, Legend, Melbourne, Music, Sydney, Symphony, Vampire, Vampires | Leave a comment
The horror anthology Tales of Halloween boasts contributions from a small army of well-regarded genre directors, an even larger number of terror veterans in its cast, and opening theme music from legendary Bullitt and Dirty Harry composer Lalo Schifrin. The movie, brainchild of writer-director Axelle Carolyn, which Epic Pictures is releasing in theaters and on VOD, Oct. 16 The film has a new poster by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist whose work played such a seminal role in the marketing campaigns of the Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones movies, to name a few.
In a statement from The Descent filmmaker Neil Marshall, who directs one of the 10 interconnected Tales of Halloween segments, he explains how Struzan came to produce the image (turns out it doesn’t hurt to cast him in your movie).
To film geeks and movie poster collectors such as myself, Drew Struzan represents something that often seems to have been lost in recent years; the ART of movie poster design. The ability of someone to capture the essence of a movie in a single painted image and create a genuine work of art you’d be proud to hang on your wall. So it’s an unbelievable privilege for our little film to be blessed by one of Drew’s beautiful paintings. It was incredible enough to have Drew play his first ever cameo (along with his son Christian) in my segment of Tales of Halloween. The poster itself came about when Axelle (Carolyn, my wife and also creator, producer and fellow director of the movie) plucked up the courage to ask him over dinner one night. I suspect though, since Drew is such a thoughtful and generous person, that he might have been upset if we hadn’t asked him. Either way, we’re honoured to have Drew’s incredible artwork grace our movie, and I for one will be making space on my wall for this beautiful poster.
October 9, 2015 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Anthology, Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Drew Struzan, Franchise, Gore, Halloween, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Neil Marshall, Possession, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Video Clips, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
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
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 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
February 26, 2015 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Neil Marshall, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
Soundscapes and alternate horror themes created for your listening pleasure. Inspired by their favourite films such as Hellraiser, Jacobs Ladder, Event Horizon, Evil Dead and games such as Silent Hill, The Evil Within, Siren Blood and re-interpreted in their studio.
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January 30, 2015 | Categories: Music | Tags: Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Nudity, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment