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Icons of Fright Q&A With I Am Not A Serial Killer Director Billy O’Brien

2 hours ago

Easily one of the best genre films of the year, Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer (review soon)takes the story of a young man with violent tendencies and a series of murders in which the boy becomes obsessed with and offers a unique and interesting take on the genre. An adaption of the book by Dan Wells (the first book in a series), the film hits theaters/VOD on August 26th and we thought it would be fun to throw a few questions at O’Brien to see what led to his involvement in the film, as well as his desire to possibly tackle another adaption of Wells’ series. Read on!

I Am Not A Serial Killer is such a unique film and its story is extremely interesting. What inspired you take it on?

Great writing, the book had a strong visual sense, realistic characters »

- Jerry Smith

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Jovy Talks Found Footage 3D With Cast/Crew!!

10 hours ago

It’s no alien concept that trying to make a movie is difficult. Aside from putting together financing, one has to make sure the right crew is put together. From those working the camera to the cast we get to watch onscreen, if the pieces don’t fit then the movie might come out to be a tangled up mess without any continuity. That can range from behind the scenes drama involving disagreements over final cuts or actors giving an uninspired performance. It’s that great team that can help elevate the film experience to keep viewers coming back for more. Every year in Rosemont, Illinois, the Bruce Campbell Horror Fest hosts a slew of new films, often with the cast and crew of those projects attending to participate in Q&As and interact with fans. This year, one of those movies was director Steven DeGennaro’s Found Footage 3D, »

- Jovy

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Poster/Trailer/Release Date For Thomas Dekker-Helmed Jack Goes Home Arrives; Hitting VOD/On-Demand This October!

10 hours ago

Early last year, while promoting his role in Fear Clinic, actor Thomas Dekker mentioned to us that had been writing multiple screenplays and was set to direct one of them. Being a longtime fan of Dekker’s work as an actor, I was pretty anxious to hear more about his debut, and when the film, Jack Goes Home, played at this year’s SXSW fest, it sounded like a pretty awesome experience of a film. Now, thanks to the gang at Momentum Pictures, the film now has a poster, trailer and an On-Demand/VOD release date of October 14th. Personally, I’m quite anxious to see this one. When a friend of mine did a visit to the film’s set, she sent me a text and said it seemed like a film that would be right up my alley, so count me in.

 

Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a »

- Jerry Smith

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Review: Found Footage 3D

10 hours ago

A couple whose marriage is on the rocks decide to salvage what they have left by staying at a cabin in the woods, while the filmmaker husband feels that every moment should be documented on camera…in 3D. However, there seems to be a presence with them that feeds off their psyche and has possibly manifested as a result of their emotional baggage. She sleepwalks out into the woods and tensions run high, with strange apparitions in the woods. Still, they continue to film.

This is the premise for Spectre Of Death 3D, the indie movie within a movie we get witness the making of in Found Footage 3D. A group of friends get together and utilize their resources to make a low budget horror flick, while acknowledging all the failed attempts other filmmakers have tried in recreating the success of The Blair Witch Project. The two main rules of »

- Jovy

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TV Review – Dead Of Summer, Episode 9: “Home Sweet Home”

11 hours ago

There’s only one episode left of the premiere season of Dead Of Summer and Freeform is making sure you tune in. The penultimate episode turned the tables on everything you thought you knew and gave us a whole new Amy that was more than welcoming to horror fans. Throughout this season, there’s been no doubt that Amy has been targeted as the key for some kind of demonic ritual and her supposed deer in the headlights act turned out to be a ploy for her own agenda.

Initially, I rolled my eyes when I realized we were getting another Amy centered episode as I found her to be the most bland character on the show, but she had even me fooled. Much of the episode is spent with the counselors and Holyoke attempting to “purify” Amy as she is possessed by the demon Malphas, along with some really »

- Jovy

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Bluray Review – Ash Vs. Evil Dead: The Complete First Season

23 August 2016 11:19 AM, PDT

When news of an Evil Dead TV shows hit the internet, for the most part, fans were pretty excited. While the Fede Alvarez-helmed 2013 remake of the fan favorite Sam Raimi film had its share of the over the top blood and guts that made the original films so entertaining, it lacked the series’ wise-cracking protagonist, Ash, played with cocky charm by Bruce Campbell. Fans wanting to see more of Campbell in action instead of a new approach was heard loud and clear, and suddenly Ash Vs. Evil Dead was born.  Again, while fans were excited and anxious, the best of the film series was when it wasn’t held back, with gallons and gallons of blood and carnage flying all across the screen (and all over Campbell), so how would a TV show be up to that challenge? Would it be a watered down version of the character and »

- Jerry Smith

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Mike Deak and Billy Butler Reminisce on All things Empire Pictures in Brand New Drinkin’ Drive-in Show!!

22 August 2016 12:36 PM, PDT

Between 1983-1989 longtime special effects men/actors Mike Deak and William Butler worked on a multitude of genre films (many for the legendary Empire Pictures) and thanks to the power of the internet (for now, I’d love to see these guys have a TV show doing this!), they’ve joined forces again to bring you fright fanatics Mike and Billy’s Drinkin Drive-In. Taking a look at each of the films they both worked on during that time period, Deak and Butler not only are providing some excellent reminiscing on various fan-favorites, but are doing it, well…pretty intoxicated.

Episodes 1 and 2, in which the duo take a look back at 1985’s Eliminators (which was filmed in Spain and was full of behind the scenes hi-jinks) can be found at the official Facebook page for the show. Episode three will feature Master of Horror, Stuart Gordon, and will take a »

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