Friday, December 31, 2010

Ring in the new year with Hauntcast!!


Forget those other New Year's shows, boils and ghouls. Here's the real deal!

Ring in the 2011 Haunt Season with Hauntcast 26. The Scream Team raises the roof with with all your favorite show segments, plus an exclusive Q&A session with the cast, Skullies Op/Ed, The Oddcast Awards, music by the Young Werewolves and an interview with the 2009 Haunters Video Award Winner for Best home haunt Spencer Carter from Casa Fear.

Happy New Fear from Hauntcast!


Happy New Year from Hauntcast!

Happy New Year!!!



Happy new year to all you cool ghouls!

Stay scary in 2011!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Horror Films Lose Amazing Talent in 2010


The world of horror movies lost these amazing individuals in 2010:

Zelda Rubinstein (76) - Tangina from Poltergeist - COD: Heart attack
David Brown (93) - Producer (Jaws, The Island) - COD: Kidney Failure
Nan Martin (82) - Actress (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3) - COD: complications from emphysema
Charles B. Pierce (71) - Legend of Boggy Creek director – COD: unknown
Corey Haim (38) - Actor (Lost Boys) - COD: drug overdose
Peter Haskell (76) - Actor (Child's Play 1 & 2) – COD: unknown
Lynn Redgrave (67) - Actress (The Bad Seed) - COD: possibly breast cancer
David E. Durston (89) - Director (I Drink Your Blood) - COD: complications from pneumonia
Ronnie James Dio (67) - Musician (Black Sabbath) - COD: cancer (I know not horror films, but man what a talent)
Dennis Hopper (74) - Legendary actor (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) - COD: prostate cancer
Kevin McCarthy (96) - Actor (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) – COD: complications from pneumonia
Gloria Stuart (100) - Actress (The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man) – COD:
respiratory failure
Tony Curtis (88) - Actor (The Manitou, Lobster Man from Mars) - COD: cardiac arrest
Roy Ward Baker (93) - Director (Hammer Films: The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires) – COD: unknown
Lisa Blount (53) - Actress (Dead & Buried, Cut and Run, Prince of Darkness) – COD:
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Ingrid Pitt (73) - Actress (The House That Dripped Blood) – COD: unknown
Leslie Nielsen (84) - Actor (Airplane, Prom Night) - COD: complications from pneumonia
Paul Naschy (75) – Spanish Horror Actor (Orgy of the Dead, Mark of the Wolfman) – COD: cancer


R.I.P. - We will miss you all.



Monday, December 27, 2010

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Dec. 27-Jan. 2)


Good morning everyone, I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas...once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Dec. 27:
1940 – The Invisible Woman - released theatrically

Dec. 28:
1888 – F.W. Murnau (director of Nosferatu) was born (d. 1931)

Dec. 29:
1993 – Ghost in the Machine - released theatrically

Dec. 30:
Nothing notable on this day

Dec. 31:
1931 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - released theatrically
1941 – Sean S. Cunningham (creator of Friday the 13th series of films) was born
1957 – The Strange World of Planet X - released theatrically

Jan. 1:
1941 – Frank Langella (actor in Dracula, The Ninth Gate) was born

Jan. 2:
2004 – Tremors 4: The Legend Begins - released on DVD

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Santa mistakenly had me on the "nice" list.....


But I'm not complaining!

Check out the kick-ass t-shirt I found under my tree yesterday. So cool!

P.S. - Thanks to my wonderful wife for the great surprise.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, gang!


My scary brother in arms Gary B. posted his wishes yesterday, so I'm going to send my Christmas wishes to everyone too.

Wishing you and yours the merriest and best Christmas. Cheers!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scary Xmas Everyone


I hope eveyone has a safe and happy holiday...be back Monday.
Gary B

Are you bored at work today? Try this Horror Movie Death Quiz

Are most of you trying to muck your way thru this otherwise mundane day? About.com has put together this cool little Horror Movie Death Quiz. Try it out, see if you can beat my score, and then post your score for all to see. Below is my score.

You answered 19 items out of 20 correctly.
Your score is 95%.
You are a truly twisted individual with a mind full of useless, disturbing knowledge. Congratulations!


Click here to start the quiz...

Godzilla: Monster World - IDW March 2011


Here's a cool story and interview spotlighting IDW’s Godzilla: Monster World series hitting your local comics shop in March 2011.

Coming from Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh and Phil Hester (and an alternate cover from Alex Ross), the King of All Monsters is back in comic form. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scary Monsters Magazine #77


Christmas came early for me this week, as the latest and greatest ish of Scary Monsters was in my mailbox! Love the cover, too.

I've only had the chance to read Denis' intro and the letters column, but I can't wait to dig in tonight. Again, if you have never picked up a copy, definitely do so.

Long live Scary Monsters!

Tortured Santa ornaments


Nice stocking stuffers! Check 'em out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Artist HR Giger returns for Alien prequels


All I can say is HALLELUJAH!!!!

This is in-part what The Guardian had to say about this awesome news...

In a video interview for Swiss television, the painter's wife Carmen Scheifele said her husband was "on board" for the prequel, which she said might be one of two films, both set prior to Scott's Alien.
Speaking in Swiss German, Scheifele said: "We went to London to discuss the project and then did not hear anything back. We thought it wasn't happening, but two days ago we got the call to say it was OK."
Giger designed the famously phallic aliens, often known as xenomorphs, for Alien, and although his services were not required for James Cameron's 1986 sequel, Aliens, his nightmarish designs have played a part in all versions of the monstrous creature, right up to 2007's poorly received mashup sequel-of-sorts, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem.

Click here to read the entire article

2010 Horror Comic Awards - Voting is open


ComicMonsters.com 2010 Horror Comic Awards is now open for voting which will last from today through December 31st.

Check out the link above for more info about the awards, and to cast your vote, head over here.

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Dec. 20-26


Good morning everyone, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Dec. 20:
1996
– Scream - released theatrically

Dec. 21:
1921
– actress Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) was born

Dec. 22:
1932
– The Mummy - released theatrically
1933 – Son of Kong - released theatrically
1944 – The Mummy’s Curse - released theatrically

Dec. 23:
Nothing on this day


Dec. 24:
1966
– actor Diedrich Bader (Dead & Breakfast) was born

Dec. 25:
1946
– The Beast with Five Fingers - released theatrically
1961 – The Innocents - released theatrically in France
1997 – An American Werewolf in Paris - released theatrically (and the crowds boooo’d)
1998 – The Faculty - released theatrically
2005 – Wolf Creek - released theatrically

Dec. 26:
1973
– The Exorcist - released theatrically (Hell Yea!!!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

District 9 director goes Viral


Movieline has posted this...

A mysterious video from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp popped up in the digital iPad version of WiReD Magazine - and nobody knows what it is! In the clip itself, two guys find a dead monster (or possibly alien), and then a dead something else in the distance. A circular stamp on the side reads: “18.12 AGM Heartland Pat Pend USA.” Don’t worry, I’ve tried entering every version of that phrase into a web browser to no avail. Though if anyone is better than me with anagrams and has some other suggestions, chime in. So yes, it could be a promo for Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi film Elysium…or something else.

Pennhurst update


Here is the latest in the still on-going battle surrounding Pennhurst Asylum.

Based on the article, it appears that a final decision about whether the haunt will be able to open in 2011 will come sometime in the Spring.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last Night on Earth Gingerbread House


A friend of mine sent me a link to this guys gingerbread house, he and his staff built it for his companies gingerbread house building contest.

Click here and check out the story and photos, scroll down to the bottom for a list of the items he used to create everything...it is truly a work of art.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gary B's: Looking back at 2010

Hello all, I wanted to put together a list of my favorite horror movies for 2010, share what I believe are the biggest disappointments and give you a little preview of some movies I am eagerly awaiting in 2011.


Favorites:
The Crazies (One of my favorite remakes, almost out shines the original)
The Last Exorcism
Paranormal Activity 2
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Let Me In
Shutter Island (this one almost went in the "Disappointment" list due to the ending)


Disappointments:
The Wolfman (so much potential)
Nightmare on Elm Street
Daybreakers


Most Anticipated in 2011:


Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pierce and Bailee Madison. Written and produced by Guillermo del Toro (Hellz yeah!) To see trailer click here.

The Thing (Prequel): At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. To see trailer click here.

The Cabin in the Woods: A twisted and unusual take on the familiar "cabin in the woods" formula. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard (he wrote Cloverfield and some Lost episodes, this is his directorial debut). Written and produced by Joss Whedon (he wrote Capt. America and will be directing The Avengers). To see trailer click here.

Troll Hunter: (I know the movie had a very limited release, mainly overseas. But, in 2011 it is supposed to come across the big pond.) A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. This is a Norwegian film. To see the trailer click here.

Apollo 18: A quintessential Cold War story, Apollo 18 casts light on the covert and undocumented lunar mission that officially ‘never happened’. Bekmambetov, hired by Russia to shoot a documentary about the Russian space station, recently came across footage in its space archives that bolsters the idea that an Apollo 18 mission did, in fact, take place, and reveals startling evidence of extraterrestrial life forms. This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction. Directed by Gonzalo L√≥pez-Gallego. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, 9). I can not seem to find the link to the trailer...sorry everyone.

The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence: A 12-person centipede. The only information IFC Films and the producers are revealing is that this time there is a new villain on the scene named Martin, and that the premise is 100% medically inaccurate! To see trailer click here.

Hauntcast Hauntcast Hauntcast


Uhm yeah I've been a little Hauntcast heavy lately and light on content (been busy with my family, work - yes, I have a real job lol - and I've been pretty sick the past week). But there are two things I need to mention.

First - today is the last day of voting for the Podcast Awards. Vote one last time for Hauntcast in the General and Best Produced categories.

Also, one year subscriptions are available on the Subscriptions page of the show's site. Pay once for a full year of Hauntcast. After you get your own, get one for a friend (or two).

Later!

"Firestarter" set to receive a make-over

Hello everyone, it looks like Stephen King's 1984 Firestarter is about to get a reboot. I have been wanting this movie remade for along time, but only for the special effects they were a little weak to say the least.....fireballs floating on wires, come on? Although they will NEVER be able to replace that eclectic, spectacular cast...Drew Barrymore, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, David Keith, Louise Fletcher, and Freddie Jones.

Here is what they guys over at Movieline have to say about it...

At this point there's a screenwriter on board and a few changes are definitely afoot, but it certainly looks like we'll have a new version of 'Firestarter' relatively soon. Variety reports that the De Laurentiis Company is actively moving forward on this reboot (which is intended to kick-start a new franchise, apparently) and to that end the've tapped screenwriter Mark L. Smith ('Vacancy', 'The Hole') to "loosely" adapt the Stephen King novel and give the lead character "a little more edge."

Apparently the production company is keeping plot details under wraps, which is a little weird considering we've all read the book and seen the movie, but hey, whatever adds a little new spice to yet another '80s horror film remake. Martha De Laurentiis had this to say: ""We see this as a unique, character-driven thriller with a supernatural edge, based on a timeless concept and enhanced by recent visual effects advances." In other words: the new lead will be a teenager and we can expect lots of fireballs of the CG variety.

Who would be your picks to replace that stellar cast?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Walking Dead - Golden Globe nominee


Congrats to AMC's The Walking Dead! The show is a Golden Globe nominee for Best Dramatic Television Series.

Good luck!

Questions for the Scream Team


Hey, ghouls and goblins! This Friday night December 17th, Chris Baker and the entire Scream Team will be recording and answering all of your questions, no matter how crazy or filthy they are.

Email any of us, or post here, and listen to us answer them all on next week's show. Thanks!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen" by David Grove


STYD is running a cool little interview with the author David Grove about his book "Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen."

I have not yet read it, but definitely plan on checking it out.

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Dec. 13-20)


Good morning everyone, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Dec. 13:
1950
– Wendie Malick (actress in Tales from the Crypt) born

Dec. 14:
1955
– Tarantula - released theatrically
1965 – Ted Raimi (actor in numerous horror films, and yes Sam’s brother) born
2002 – Cabin Fever - released theatrically
2005 – King Kong (2005) - released theatrically

Dec. 15:
1974
– Young Frankenstein - released theatrically (and the crowds rejoiced)
1981 – Ghost Story - released theatrically

Dec. 16:
1970
– Night Gallery – premieres on television
1983 – The Keep - released theatrically

Dec. 17:
1976
– King Kong (1976) - released theatrically

Dec. 18:
Nothing on this day

Dec. 19:
1949
– Nancy Kyes (actress in Halloween and The Fog, a.k.a. Nancy Loomis) born
1956 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame – released theatrically
1986 – Little Shop of Horrors - released theatrically

Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't Go in the Woods (Or, Props Gone Wild?)


I'm just sayin'................

Limited Edition Collector Posters: Christmas Gifts Anyone?

These amazing limited edition posters, created by Eric Tan & Rhys Cooper, MONDO originals and go on sale at some point today. As with most limited items at MONDO, you never know exactly when today they will go on sale this way giving all of us a fair shot at making a purchase...

The limited edition collector poster prints are 24 x 36 and are limited to under 135 worldwide. Only a $40 price tag these are literally perfect stocking stuffers for the fellow horror "geek" in your family.

Depp talks Dark Shadows


Although we last heard that the Burton/Depp big screen redo willy of Dark Shadows would start filming in January, it doesn't look like that's happening.

In some comments to Vanity Fair, Depp suggests that that script is still being worked on and revised. He doesn't even concretely confirm that DS is their next project.

Hmmm, so it doesn't look like this will be coming as quickly as we all thought. However, that being said, if they are going to bring Barnabas & Co. to the silver screen, I want them to take their time and do it right....assuming Burton and the writers are capable of doing that.

More details to come.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Creature fish tank decoration


Seeing this 70's Creature figure makes me wish I had a fish tank!

Thanks to rockpainterx for sharing over on the Classic Horror Film Board.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Dec. 6-12)


Good morning everyone, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Dec. 6:
1942
– Cat People - released theatrically

Dec. 7:
1945
– House of Dracula - released theatrically

Dec. 8:
2004
– Blade: Trinity - released theatrically

Dec. 9-10:
Nothing on these days


Dec. 11:
1874
– Paul Wegener (director of The Golem: How He Came Into the World) born (d. 1913)

Dec. 12:
1941
– The Wolfman - released theatrically
1943 – Phantom of the Opera - released theatrically
1997 – Scream 2 - released theatrically

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy weekend, cool ghouls


That's all I got for ya today, kids. Hope you get a chance to chill, throw back a few adult beverages and catch a couple of creepy flicks this weekend. I know I will!

Have a good one, gang.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts


Are any of you trying to find just the right gift for those discerning horror movie fanatics? Well....today Mondotees will put up for sale the first entry in their brand new Director's series focusing on the films of Guillermo Del Toro.

First up is a poster for Blade 2, done by Mike Sutfin. It comes in two versions, the regular one printed on 24x 36" silver metallic paper goes for $35 (my favorite) and the color variant, limited to 75 copies, goes for $50.
Coming up next will be a Hellboy 2 poster done by Ken Taylor.

Here is the official press release from The Alamo Drafthouse.
Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is pleased to announce the first ever "Director's Series" from visionary director Guillermo del Toro. Mondo has worked with the celebrated filmmaker to craft unique artistic interpretations of the Hellboy films, Blade 2, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos & Pan's Labryrinth from world famous artists.
Guillermo del Toro said, "it is a rare privilege to be included in this mind-blowing poster series. These images enshrine and preserve the energy of the films they depict in a way that no square marketing could!!! More power to them!!!"
Guillermo del Toro is a filmmaker whose passion for horror, fantasy and science fiction is as boundless today as it was when he began his incredible career. His respect and deep knowledge of genre films contribute to an impressive filmography that ranges from horror high art to grand scale popcorn entertainment, many times straddling both simultaneously. "Whether producing or directing, the Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo look forward to each Guillermo del Toro film as the name carries that rare seal of quality. We are deeply honored to have him be a part of our first Director's Series," said Mondo Creative Director, Justin Ishmael.
Alamo Drafthouse & Mondo celebrate the very best of classic, cult and contemporary films with stunning works of art, printed on high quality, hand numbered screen prints. Their licensed poster series for Star Wars and Star Trek have become some of the most popular collectibles for film and pop culture connoisseurs.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vote Hauntcast!



What up, cool ghouls! Check it out - Hauntcast has been nominated in the “Best Produced” and “General” catagories for the 2010 Podcast Awards.

You, the listeners, helped get the show nominated, now help Chris and the Scream Team win!

Vote for Hauntcast by the deadline of December 15th. Apparently you are allowed to vote once every 24 hours - so vote, vote, vote!!!

Thanks again for your scary support!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nightmares before Christmas: Ebon Moon



Celebrating the release of his new novel Ebon Moon, my friend and local author, Dennis McDonald is having a book signing at Hastings in Enid, Okla. on Saturday, December 4th between 7-10 pm.

Ebon Moon is a frightening werewolf novel set in northern Oklahoma. The events of the story take place over five days in a small town leading up to a full eclipse of the moon. Like his first book, 13 Nightmares, this novel has also received the Editor’s Choice award by the publisher.


One story from the 13 Nightmares book (an awesome collection of short stories) titled “The Last Trick or Treater” (of which I designed the movie poster and DVD sleeves) has been adapted in to a short film by Next Monkey Horror Films in Tulsa. Just released on DVD, the film has been accepted by the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan for a showing in January. Other film festivals will follow. Another of McDonald’s short stories, “Moon and Shadow,” has been published in the British magazine, Morpheus Dreams. Both books are currently available on Amazon.com.


Dennis McDonald loves writing about his home state of Oklahoma and giving his tales a supernatural or terrifying edge. “Stephen King has got Maine, I’ve got Oklahoma,” is how he explains it. His newest novel, Ebon Moon, is dedicated to his childhood hero, John Ferguson, also known as Count Gregore; a horror movie host and a television icon in Oklahoma for over 50 years. He is currently writing a zombie novel also set in Oklahoma, (of which I am going to be doing the concept art for).

Grave Encounters


I know allot of you are begin to despise the "found footage" genre, but I on the other hand think it is a fantastic way to put out a great film on a next-to-nothing budget (much kudos to indie film makers, you have my utmost respect).

The guys over at BD have placed this little gem "Grave Encounters" up on their site...click here to watch the trailer.


Here is their synopsis of the film.

"LANCE PRESTON (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years.

All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera.

They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients.

They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past... and taping what will be their final episode."

Zombieland 2 Update


Here is a quick update on Zombieland 2 brought to you by the guys at BD. I hope they can sign all of the original cast, it's the only way they will be able to capture the magic of the first installment...."It's time to nut up or shut up!"


Co-writer Rhett Reese is claiming via Twitter that the following is a "product of a game of 'Telephone.' Distorted." Hopefully he'll explain. In Ruben Fleischer's ultra fun Zombieland, the group infamously invade the mansion of comedian Bill Murray, which turns into one of the most legendary scenes ever caught on film. They watch Ghostbusters, run around role playing Ghostbusters, and Murray even takes a jab at Garfield. Bloody Disgusting was tipped off to some inside info on Fleischer's Zombieland 2 that's sure to grab the attention of fans of the first film. Apparently, Columbia Pictures is planning yet another "superstar cameo" searching for someone iconic along the lines of "Harrison Ford" or "Anthony Hopkins". In addition, the script calls for a lead villain with comedic roots, while Tallahassee (played by Woody Harrelson) will find himself going head-to-head with a "hunky rival". Jesse Eisenberg is the only other star officially attached at this point, but expect some casting news soon.

Tom Sperduto Photography at The Bates Motel

Check out the beautiful work from Tom Sperduto Photography taken this season at The Bates Motel.

I don't appear in any of these amazing photographs, but be sure to check out photos 8 and 14. They were taken in one of the 4 rooms in The Slaughter House in the corn maze (where yours truly lurked for the month of October).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Neilsen (1926-2010) R.I.P.


Actor Leslie Neilsen has passed away at the age of 84.

Best known for his comedic roles in Airplane and The Naked Gun, his genre work includes Forbidden Planet (1956), Night Gallery, Day of the Animals (1977), Prom Night (1980), Creepshow (1982) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).

Rest in peace.

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Nov. 29-Dec. 6)


Good morning everyone, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Nov. 29:
Nothing on this day

Nov. 30:
1999
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness - released on the Nintendo 64

Dec. 1:
1944
House of Frankenstein - released theatrically
1985Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch - released theatrically

Dec. 2:
Nothing on this day

Dec. 3:
1927
London After Midnight - released theatrically

Dec. 4:
1954
Tony Todd (actor in Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman and Final Destination) born


Dec. 6:
1942
Cat People - released theatrically



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hauntcast 25: Evil Turkey Day


I'm a little late in this since the show's been out since Friday night, but I've been busy.

Hauntcast 25 is now playing, and the Scream Team is back with the usual hauntastic goodness, including Chris' interview with Dave the Dead! Check it out!

Also, be sure to check out what Chris has to say about the future of the show in the latest episode, and also on the blog. He needs your support in order for him to continue bringing you the quality program you have all come to love. No shitting around - it's really up to you, the listeners.

That's it for this time, boils and ghouls. Stay scary.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ingrid Pitt (1937-2010) R.I.P.


Sad news regarding horror actress Ingrid Pitt's passing.

She was 73 years old. Rest in peace.

Happy birthday Boris Karloff


Happy birthday to horror icon and legend William Henry Pratt a/k/a Boris Karloff (1887-1969)!

What can be said about this man that hasn't already been said? Check out the official website or his work and say thanks for all the wonderful memories he gave us!

Police find horror movie scene, think it’s murder


Pretty funny story.......

'Deathly Hallows' Animator to Direct Radical Reimagining of 'Peter Pan'


For those of you who know who Ben Hibdon is, you will be excited to learn that he has been handed the reins of a dramatic re-imagining of Peter Pan...the guys over at Moviefone had this to say...


Were you blown away by the extended animated sequence in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' (which I have not seen) explaining what exactly the Deathly Hallows are? Even in a film brimming with eye candy, it is such a striking and evocative sequence that it was one of the first things people could be heard gushing over as they were walking out of the theater. As it turns out, those four minutes of gorgeous animation were overseen not by director David Yates, but by Swiss director Ben Hibon.

So if you were as impressed by Hibon's contribution to the world of 'Harry Potter' as we were, you'll be glad to know that he will soon be making the transition from animated shorts to feature films with 'Pan,' a re-imagining of 'Peter Pan' that was originally optioned by New Line as a potential project for genre maestro Guillermo del Toro.

The project, based on an original script from Ben Magid, has since moved away from New Line and into the hands of Energy Entertainment and Social Capital Films. Variety explains that Magid's script isn't about the forever-young Peter Pan's adventures on the island Neverland, but rather it focuses on Hook as a a former police Captain in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper. So, yes, it's a paradigm-shifting version of J. M. Barrie's classic children's tale, but it certainly sounds intriguing all the same. Plus, since the more traditional story of 'Peter Pan' has been adapted countless times in countless mediums already, it could be quite refreshing to see such a radical new twist on the tale.

In addition to his 'Deathly Hallows' sequence, Hibon has previously made a name for himself within the animation industry for his work on the video games 'Heavenly Sword' and 'Killer7,' as well as the forthcoming animated zombie film 'A.D.'

Here is a link to Hibdons short "Codehunters" and the trailer for "A.D." also pictured above, for which I am anxiously awaiting, it looks awesome.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot


Guess what the next redo willy is gonna be? Check out all the gory details in the link for producers, writers, etc., but here's a quote about the tone of the flick:

"Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy," says Roven in a press release. "There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen. We're thrilled to team up with Doug and Roy on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."

Any Buffy fans (the flick or TV show) out there excited (or disgusted) about this news?

Happy birthday Jamie Lee Curtis


Happy birthday to Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis, born this day in 1958.

As Gary pointed out below, she will always be a genre icon thanks to her performances in Halloween (and sequels), The Fog and Prom Night. Of course, she has gone on to become an accomplished mainstream actress and author.

Have a good one!!

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Nov. 22-28)


Good morning everyone, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”.

Nov. 22:
1958
– Jamie Lee Curtis (actress The Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night) was born

Nov. 23:
1887
– Boris Karloff born (d. 1969)
1917 – Michael Gough (actor in many Hammer Horror Films) born

Nov. 24:
2001
– End of Days - released theatrically

Nov. 25:
Nothing on this day, although one could argue that spending this much time with most of our families could be considered a DAY IN HORROR!!!

Nov. 26:
1997
– Alien: Resurrection - released theatrically

Nov. 27:
1988
– John Carradine (actor in numerous Horror Films) died (b. 1906)

Nov. 28:
1974
– Let Sleeping Corpses Lie - released theatrically