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Sir Christopher Lee Film JINNAH Gets Distribution Deal

In keeping with the last wishes of his dear friend Sir Christopher Lee, actor, producer, 70mm camera operator, film authority extraordinaire, adventurer, stunt man and now distributor Douglas Dunning has signed with Vision Films & Jamil Dehlavi for the North American theatrical rights for one year to release Sir Christopher’s 1998 film Jinnah.  The goal is to raise $300,000.00. This is ...

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Make-Up Artist Rick Baker Announces Retirement in the Face of CGI

Seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker, the make-up artist of many films including King Kong (1976), Star Wars (1977), The Funhouse (1981), Videodrome (1983), and Ed Wood (1994), announced his retirement from show business last week citing a drop in demand for his services. Since the industry-wide shift to computer-generated imagery (CGI for short) which permits movies to be made much ...

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Saturday Nightmares Groovie Horror Event – DAWN OF THE DEAD Screening

The Saturday Nightmares Groovie Horror Event will take place in Jersey City this Saturday, May 2, 2015. The convention opens at 1:00 pm at runs until midnight, however some of the festivities will start at 11:30 am. It will be held at the beautiful Landmark Loews’ Jersey Theatre at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ, opposite the train station. The ...

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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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