Wizard World, which hosts multiple conventions for science fiction and fantasy fans each year, is getting scary in 2010, with new horror-oriented attractions and a short-film contest at its events scheduled for this year.
Ten thousand dollars straight from director James Nguyen’s wallet was all it took to make the “romantic thriller” BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR. And it’s obvious. There are no Michael Bay-esque explosions, no James Cameron-style computerized special effects and no 3-D animation to give the film that extra punch. But there is a fun storyline, lots of birds and plenty of laughs all around. None of the laughs were meant to be intentional, of course, but it’s that unintended humor that has led BIRDEMIC to soar to great cult heights, with some even saying it’s the new PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's Jeff Tuttle and Billy Rymer recently stopped by the Fango offices to talk about their new album OPTION PARALYSIS, their love of horror and a host of other topics. To celebrate the release of the record (out this past Tuesday), Fango will be posting clips of the interview over this whole week. Head on after the jump for the third video of the exclusive interview!
At the recent Monster-Mania convention in New Jersey, Fango got a chance to chat with Kane Hodder, and naturally, the first thing we wanted to know about was HATCHET 2. Hodder recently wrapped writer/director Adam Green’s sequel, which is said to be currently set for a Labor Day release from Dark Sky Films and gave him even more to do than Green’s original.
Next Tuesday marks the official newsstand release date of FANGORIA #292. In case you’ve been in the Middle East fighting the Taliban and have not been around a computer for the last few months, there have been big changes afoot at the magazine, as noted in the Things to Come box on page 82 of that issue. As of the May issue (#293, on sale in April), I will no longer be serving as editor in chief of FANGORIA.
A big-ticket Gothic take on the Little Red Riding Hood story scripted by the writer of ORPHAN has sounded good to us from the start, so we’re keeping an eye on the progress of THE GIRL IN THE RED RIDING HOOD, coming from Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way company. This morning, more comments on the project from director Catherine Hardwicke (pictured) have come to light.
This one’s been in the works so long that it was initially announced as a 15th-anniversary disc, but now a special edition of Fred Olen Ray’s EVIL TOONS is finally set for release as a 20th Anniversary Edition from Retromedia and Infinity Entertainment Group. We’ve got the details and cover art after the jump.
Vampires, zombies and werewolves have all make major comebacks in the last decade, and now the devil—and the ritual designed to cast him out—is getting his due with the upcoming THE LAST EXORCISM and THE RITE, the latter a New Line project that’s gearing up to shoot and is populating its cast.
Although he may be best-known for engaging in comedic espionage alongside Bill Cosby, Robert Culp made numerous ventures into our favorite genre, and the sad news has come through that the actor died earlier today outside his Hollywood home. He was 79.
The finalists and winner of the 3rd Annual Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition have been announced, and a script about a lycanthropic hitman gunned its way to the top. Brian La Rosa (pictured) took the first slot with A GUILTY MOON, which he wrote based on story by him and Marty Colasuonno.
Magnolia Pictures has picked up [REC] 2 for distribution. The sequel to writer-directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s 2007 handheld shocker will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S.
Rob Green hasn’t directed a film since 2001’s THE BUNKER, but he’s going back behind the camera for the long mooted GLADIATORS V WEREWOLVES: EDGE OF EMPIRE. Read on for more!
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