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Actor Geoffrey Lewis Passes Away at Age 79

Veteran character actor Geoffrey Lewis, known to genre fans for his roles as Mike Ryerson in Tobe Hooper’s Salem‘s Lot (1979), Terry McKeen in Brett Leonard’s The Lawnmower Man (1992), Stubbs in Dan Curtis’s Trilogy of Terror II (1996), and as Roy Sullivan in Rob Zombie’s The Devil‘s Rejects (2005), passed away on April 7th in Woodland Hills, CA at ...

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Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo’s 25th Anniversary Show

April 24 through 26, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of New Jersey’s one and only Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo in Parsippany, NJ. Having started out as Horror-Thon ’90 in October of that year, the show has become enormous, showcasing vendors and celebrities from all over the globe. Just a smattering of some of the expected guests for ...

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SHOCK CORRIDOR Screening at the Nitehawk

Sam Fuller’s cult film, SHOCK CORRIDOR (1963), will be screened on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema: A journalist seeking a Pulitzer Prize commits himself into a mental institution in Samuel Fuller’s SHOCK CORRIDOR. Presented in 35mm (courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive ) with special guests to be announced! In Samuel Fuller’s ...

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Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE Due on Blu-ray in the UK

Dario Argento’s Tenebre, or Tenebrae depending upon how you want to spell it, is widely regarded to be one of the director’s best films. Shot between Inferno, his 1980 follow-up to Suspiria, and his personal favorite film of his, 1985’s Phenomena, Tenebrae is his 1982 return to the giallo subgenre and will be released on Region B Blu-ray in the ...

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Goblin’s New Album FOUR OF A KIND Available at Pledge Music

Goblin, the Italian progressive rock band best known the world over for scoring some of Dario Argento’s most entertaining films, is announcing that pre-orders are being taken for their new album Four Of A Kind through Pledge Music.  Fans have a choice of pledging various amounts in return for ultra-cool merchandise.  From the press release: Hello everyone,

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Book Review: Steven Spielberg and DUEL – The Making of a Film Career

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Steven Spielberg’s Duel is a film that was made by Universal Pictures as a “movie of the week”. Shot on a shoestring, Duel premiered on Saturday, November 13, 1971 on ABC-TV.  The film garnered sterling notices from the get-go and had far more admirers than detractors.  It was instrumental in putting Mr. Spielberg on the path to a career in ...

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THE SHINING & Masquerade Ball in Jersey City This Weekend

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Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film version of Stephen King’s The Shining will be screened on Saturday, November 1 at Jersey City’s famed Loew’s Jersey Theatre.  The screening will be followed by a masquerade party in the huge theatre lobby.  From the press release: On November 1 at 7 PM, come to watch the legendarily creepy “The Shining” starring Jack Nicholson on ...

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Trio of Classic Horror Films Screening in Jersey City This Weekend

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This coming Friday will see big-screen showings of three of horror cinema’s most highly regarded works.  F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) will screen Friday evening at Loew’s Jersey City theatre in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, October 24 at 8:15 pm. On Saturday, October 25, James Whale’s Frankenstein will screen at 6:30 pm.  This will be followed at 8:15 pm with ...

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Midnight Screenings of SCREAM & RE-ANIMATOR at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk

Head out to the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn this weekend.  The theatre will be showing midnight screenings of Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator (1985) and Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) in two separate theatres at midnight tonight and tomorrow night – these are not double features.  From the press release: Scream:  Many consider Wes Craven’s Scream to be the end of an era ...

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Chiller Theatre Toy and Model Film Expo October 24 – 26, 2014

The Chiller Theatre Toy and Model Film Expo will be held at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, NJ on October 24 – 26, 2014.  The convention has an enormous list of guests to meet, including Yaphet Kotto from Alien, Robert Kerman from Cannibal Holocaust, Lisa Marie from Mars Attacks!, Mark Rolston from Aliens, Barbara Steele from Black Sunday, and Gerrit ...

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Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING (1963) Screening at the Nitehawk This Weekend

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The Haunting, Robert Wise’s 1963 black and white film version of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, will be screened in 35mm at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema at 11:45 am.  The chilling tale that inspired The Legend of Hell House, Burnt Offerings, and The Shining stars an excellent ensemble cast that consists of Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Russ ...

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It’s Alive (1974) 40th Anniversary Screening in Los Angeles

It’s Alive, Larry Cohen’s 1974 cult thriller starring John P. Ryan, Sharron Farrell, James Dixon and Guy Stockwell, is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary with a screening at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.  The film will be screening on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:00 pm.  Director Cohen and actress Farrell are scheduled to appear in person to discuss the ...

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CineRidge Entertainment Signs Actress Bai Ling to 8-Picture Deal

CineRidge Entertainment, the company behind Clinton H. Wallace’s American Nudist (2011) and Gregory Hatanaka’s Blue Dream (2013), has just signed Asian actress Bai Ling to an 8-picture deal. Ms. Ling, who has nearly 90 credits to her name between television and movie roles, played Myca in The Crow (1994) and Ria in Cranked: High Voltage (2009).  She has half a ...

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