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Comedy Gone Horror by HorrorNews Staff

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Welcome to our December HorrorNews Staff project, “Comedy Gone Horror” as myself and four other HNN writers explore some strange possibilities when we take your favorite comedy and family friendly movies and twist and distort them into something the horror genre would be proud of. What happens when these movies, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Spinal Tap, Toy Story, Breakfast Club, and Home Alone, get a horror makeover? Read on and find out…   … Continue reading

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WWE: Attitude Era

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WWE: Attitude Era DVD/Blu-Ray This collection of matches, highlights arguably the most popular time period in wrestling history. If you had your eyes open in the mid to late 1990’s then you probably heard about or witnessed this pop culture phenomenon. After the big wrestling boom in the 1980’s, things became stagnant and wrestling had a down period. It was obvious that our society was changing and the cartoon style of booking that worked before … Continue reading

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Bin Laden is back from the dead in OSOMBIE

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THIS DECEMBER, BIN LADEN RISES FROM THE DEAD, LEADING AN ARMY OF ZOMBIE TERRORISTS IN AN AXIS OF THE EVIL DEAD… ON DVD AND BLU-RAY!  OSOMBIE Street Date: December 11, 2012 BD/DVD SRP: $19.98 Just when you thought it was safe to be a Westerner, Bin Laden rises from the grave to finish his jihad as a flesh-eating zombie in OSOMBIE, a “mayhem-filled[1]” horror flick arriving in the home entertainment marketplace as the world continues … Continue reading

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Austin Idol’s “Rock & Roll Wrestling Show!”

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Professional Wrestling Legend Austin Idol was the subject of the most controversial interview in HorrorNews.net history. Now, he’s hosting his own live internet radio show set to debut on Wednesday night, November 28, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. EST. Austin Idol’s “Rock & Roll Wrestling Show!” will be broadcast over the American Hearts Network and will have unlimited listeners capabilities. Austin Idol comments, “Expect to hear anything from the sublime to the ridiculous!” and “Hey man, … Continue reading

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Interview: Jordan Hembrough (Toy Hunter)

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Exclusive HorrorNews Interview w/ Jordan Hembrough Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter The other day I had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan about, what else, Toys!  Jordan talks about his love for Star Wars action figures and we discuss the old Planet of the Apes figures and playset. He reveals the Holy Grail of Horror Toys. What do you think it is?  He talks about the Toy Hunter Chiller episode that focuses on horror toys.  If you … Continue reading

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HorrorNews.net Giveaway French Gangsters and Asian Bad Girls

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Ready for a Christmas giveaway? Synapse and Impulse films present three title that will definitely put you on santa’s naughty list.  All you need to do is email me at joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Synapse” in the subject line. Don’t forget to put your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. united states only!  We’ll announce winners in about two weeks. ________________________________________ Season’s beatings and christmas bleedings three titles to trim your … Continue reading

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Music Video: Devil’s Night by Motionless in White

Motionless In White has premiered the epic new music video for their single “Devil’s Night”. Produced and directed by Cody Blue Snider, the track is taken from their new album Infamous, which is available now at Best Buy, FYE, Hot Topic, and digitally on iTunes. Motionless In White “Devil’s Night”

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Children of Sorrow kills at Shockfest

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Children Of Sorrow Wins Again; Oberst Kills Again (Nov 21, 2012) Director Jourdan McClure’s Children Of Sorrow has won the top prize at Hollywood’s Shockfest Film Festival. The found-footage horror feature about a desert cult received The Shocker Award following its Los Angeles premiere at Shockfest. Bill Oberst Jr. won the Best Actor Award for his role as cult leader Simon Leach in a surprise win over better-known nominees Tom Sizemore and Joe Esteves, brother … Continue reading

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Dark Park Studios casts for Terror House

Dark Park Studios has cast Tom Malloy (Alphabet Killer) and Brian Ronalds (Netherbeast Incorporated) to star in their newest flick, Terror House. LOS ANGELES — Tom Malloy and Brian Ronalds are diving into the realm of horror with Dark Park Studio’s latest flick, Terror House. According to Producer Michael Korbic and Producer/Writer Dianna Renée, casting the duo was a no-brainer. This isn’t the first time Malloy and Ronalds have worked together. The film they produced … Continue reading

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Red Band Trailer: ABC’s of Death

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Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theabcsofdeath Official website: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/theabcsofdeath/ About ABCs OF DEATH: Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of … Continue reading

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Interview: Kerri Taylor (Scream Queen)

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Exclusive Horrornews.net Interview: Kerri Taylor What is your definition of a great Scream Queen? Scream queens have evolved over the years. They’ve gone from being just the damsel in distress running screaming from the killer, to being much more heroic. They are now the sexy, strong, smart ones who defeat the villain in the end and survive. They are no longer waiting to be rescued by the hero. A great scream queen is not afraid … Continue reading

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Interview: Kether Donohue (The Bay)

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Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview: Kether Donohue / The Bay Tell us about your character Donna Thompson in The Bay? I had the privilege of playing a strong female character whom I have so much admiration and affection for. The writing of Donna (by brilliant screenwriter, Michael Wallach), was so rich with opportunities to experience the whole gamut of emotions and while Donna is the comedic relief of the film in many ways, what she experiences is … Continue reading

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Interview: Alejo Mo-Sun – Director (Hirokin)

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Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview: Alejo Mo-Sun Writer/Director of Hirokin What inspired you to write the story of Hirokin? I’ve always been passionate about Sci-Fi and stories concerning that involve having the courage to make a difference. To risk selfish wants to help serve. All artists feel the “call” to action. We feel that there’s a story in us that we must tell. So, in many ways artists don’t choose to write. They must write. Otherwise they’re … Continue reading

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Interview: Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness)

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Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview: Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness) Where did the concept for Season of Darkness come from? I saw the film THE BOSTON STRANGLER, which I still think is among the best serial killer films ever made. Then I read Gerald Frank’s book that it was based on and at one point Albert De Salvo/ The Strangler reads or hears about THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ and decides to try to make something of his … Continue reading

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Interview: Upon This Dawning (Music Group)

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Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview : Lead Vocalist Giani and Guitarist Teo (Upon This Dawning) What was the most difficult aspect of making the music video, “ A New Beginning “ ? Actually shooting the video was so much fun! We worked with Enrico Tomei who shot the video of “Of Human Action” too and he is a good friend of ours so it’s always nice to work with him! There wasn’t any difficult aspect of making … Continue reading

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Lord Bateman Coming In 2014

Lord Bateman “The truth is in their tears.” Hollywood, Los Angeles – Lord Bateman is a horror film currently in development from Dismal Productions. This title is slated for a 2014 release and the film stars Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies). Oberst Jr. plays Bateman, a noble who sees himself more as a demon than a mortal. He stalks Europe in search of ever more victims to act out his devilish ways. Early … Continue reading

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About Mike Joy

HorrorNews.net Manager. Located in New Jersey. I've been with HNN since it's creation in 2008. Responsibilities: managing talent, acquisitions, new programs, website strategizing, celebrity interviews, public relations, the paranormal column, “Unexplained Confidential”, and more. unexplainedconfidential.blogspot.com