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Kane Hodder Will Be Jason Voorhees One More Time…
Kane Hodder is slipping back into the decayed flesh of Jason Voorhees. But not for a movie. The Mad Mobster True Crime & Horror Expo is welcoming the actor, along with FX artist/director John Carl Buechler, to the show and he’ll be posing with fans in full make-up for photo opportunities as part of a ticket package. Does this all sound familiar? It should. Earlier this year, Robert Englund donned the Freddy Krueger make-up one last time for Flashback Weekend (check out the video here).
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Fun Size Horror Short Film Day 4: A Dog and His Boy
As we near the end of our Fun Size Horror short films run (tomorrow’s the last day!), we present to you today’s entry: A Dog and His Boy by Zeke Pinheiro. The director is the one responsible for this whole Fun Size Horror series. The synopsis for his installment: Dog is humankind’s best friend and that is definitely the case with Norman and his human Jonah. It’s just that Norman thinks he should be Jonah’s only friend. Each short film we host will only be up for 24 hours before being replaced by the next day’s horror film so make sure to catch them while they’re up.
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Package Art Revealed for NECA’s 8-Bit Jason Voorhees Mask
The packaging for that 8-Bit Jason Voorhees mask – inspired by the Friday the 13th video game – has been unveiled. NECA is handling the release which arrives in November. Fridaythe13thFranchise.com shared the image you see below and I might just have to add this to my collection. Sure, it’s just a Jason mask that glows-in-the-dark, but I like the novelty of it. Plus it’ll go well with me 8-bit Jason figure.
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American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap 404 – Edward Mordrake Part 2
We get a few more backstories this week, thanks to Edward Mordrake and his demon face’s search for America’s Next Top Freak. A doctor took Suzi’s legs at age two after a spinal condition, and her parents abandoned her shortly thereafter. She ended up on the streets and, in an act of jealousy and hatred, she stabbed a dancing hobo in the leg. She hit an artery, and he bled to death. But he inspired her to perform, and she joined the circus. Paul was hated and abused at home, but he loved the cinema, so he came to the States, hoping to get into the movies. He landed during the Depression, was tired of being attacked, and hated himself. They wanted a monster, so he decided to give them one. Couldn’t make the world love him, so he would make them fear him. He chickened out of getting his face tattooed because he knew he had a handsome face. “This mug on a normal body, I could have ruled the world.”
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Modern Horror and Vintage Halloween Costumes Collide
Well, these are just great. Beware the Horror Blog posted these images of vintage Halloween costumes for Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween, Trick ‘r Treat and Pumpkinhead. They’re just a result of Photoshop creativity, but I sure would love to see these brought to life. Which one is your favorite?
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Lots of Screaming, Stabbing & Drilling in This Trailer for Summer Camp!
The film is the feature debut of Alberto Marini, Summer Camp, has an official teaser trailer that honestly doesn’t reveal all that much but showcases a lot of bloody mayhem (the drill gag is especially fun). Marino previously helmed a pair of short films and scripted Sleep Tight by Jaume Balaguero, Films to Keep You Awake: “To Let”, and, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt. He also penned Summer Camp which finds Diego Boneta and Maiara Walsh co-starring with The House of the Devil’s Jocelin Donahue.
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Darren Bousman’s Abattoir Back On, New Cast Comes Aboard
Darren Bousman is back at it again on Abattoir after a few false starts. The director of Saw entries 2-4, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Barrens is in pre-production on the supernatural thriller which is culled from the pages of his comic book of the same name. Variety reports Joe Anderson (Horns), Jessica Lowndes and Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy) are set to star in the film. Bousman previously worked with Lowndes and Callie on The Devil’s Carnival.
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Clive Barker’s Books of Blood Brought to Life By Madefire Motion Books
Clive Barker and Madeira are collaborating to adapt Barker’s first series of horror stories – “Books of Blood – to the Madefire Motion Books format. This is the 30th anniversary of the short story collection “Books of Blood Volume 1” – Clive Barker’s first published work, which made him an overnight literary sensation in 1984. This is an all-new visual adaptation by artist Sam Shearon, adapted by Mark Miller and Ben Meares, and created specifically for Madefire’s Motion Books format. Although most of Clive Barker’s “Books of Blood” stories have previously been adapted for comic books, TV and film, the creative team behind this project believes that the new Motion Books version will be the most faithful adaptation of the “Books of Blood” stories ever seen.
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20 of the Best Bummer Endings in Horror
The “down ending” (or “bummer” ending) is something that is a rarity even in horror. Usually someone is triumphant even if they carry a huge burden with them. Sometimes, however, no one gets out alive. For this to be effective, the characters need to be real. If that is done well, we don’t even have to like them. Here, we are going to look at the most effective down endings ever. The ones that left a lasting effect on the viewer and had you not cheering but heart broken by the end of the film.
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The Vampyres Remake Now Has a Teaser Trailer
A trailer Victor Matellano’s Vampyres hit the web today ahead of the American Film Market which kicks off next week. If you recall, this is the redo of Joseph Larraz’s 1974 film and, based on the trailer below, it certainly looks like Matellano stayed true to the source material. Marta Flich, Almudena Leon, Christian Stamm, Veronica Bacorn and genre vet Caroline Munro star.
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Dark Was the Night Heads to AFM With Premiere Entertainment Group
Premiere Entertainment Group has taken the foreign sales rights to Caliber Media’s Dark Was the Night. Now, to clarify, this is not distribution news. This merely means Premiere will be looking to find the film at home at the American Film Market beginning next week. The film premiered last week at ScreamFest in Los Angeles, winning Best Visual Effects and Best Special Effects, and will have its East Coast premiere on November 1st at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies, New York’s top genre film festival.
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Shock Interview: Horns’ Daniel Radcliffe on Uncooperative Snakes & Exploding Heads
Fans of Daniel Radcliffe from his days playing Harry Potter may be surprised to see him go “full Slytherin” for Alexandre (The Hills Have Eyes) Aja’s Horns, based on the Joe Hill novel. That’s pretty much what he does while playing Ig, a young man accused of murdering his girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple) who starts growing horns and affecting those around him to reveal their darkest secrets. As the horns grow, Ig is able to use his newfound powers (and the numerous large snakes that follow him around) to try to learn the truth about what happened to Merrin. Earlier this week, ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to talk with Radcliffe about his second foray into horror following 2012′s The Woman in Black, as well as getting some idea what to expect from his turn as Igor in next October’s Victor Frankenstein.
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[A Missionary Special Feature] He’s Complicated…
Elder Brock in Missionary is a complicated guy. In the simplest of terms he’s the villain of Missionary, but for me as a director, I have to relate to my antagonist most of all to tell a compelling story with him or her. I want to cry when they meet their end…or rejoice when they don’t. Because life is more complicated than good and evil. And for every bad choice, there’s a good reason behind it. And in films dealing with obsession our villains are the ones with the strongest dramatic need, and they’re usually willing to kill to get it, because there is nothing more important than the pursuit of love.
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Fun Size Horror Short Films Day 3: ‘The Lover’ & ‘Bloody Mary’
We’ve got a double dose of Fun Size Horror short films to present to you today, so let’s get right down to it! You can watch both shorts below. Up first, is The Lover by Anisa Qureshi and starring Mali Elfman and Sheldon Anderson. Lisa has been looking for “the one” for years. With her engagement to Brad, she thought she had finally found it. Now, Brad has ended the relationship and Lisa is not sure if she can go on. The Lover follows Lisa as she learns to overcome the break-up and move forward, ready to love again.
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Horrorstör Novel May Be Heading to the Small Screen
Grady Hendrix’s “Horrorstör” is being developed for television, reports Deadline. Rights to the novel have gone to Gail Berman and Fox Networks Group’s production entity The Jackal Group. The book is a little over a month old, it only hit online outlets and book shelves last month. The publisher’s synopsis for the book goes like this…
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Mondo to Release Goldenthal’s Pet Sematary Score on Vinyl
Justin Ishmael of Mondo released an awesome tease via his Instagram yesterday. I suspect we’ll see an official “announcement” later today or tomorrow (Thursday). He posted a picture of the package art you see here of a Pet Sematary vinyl that will be available to order on Friday. That’s right, Elliot Goldenthal’s score is being released. And that artwork is magnificent. Would love to get that on my wall.
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