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An Evening with Roddy Piper

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You’ve seen him wreck havok in the ring. You’ve seen him bring hell to Frogtown. You’ve seen him kick ass and not chew bubblegum. But come July 1st – 3rd, genre fans will see “Rowdy” Roddy Piper do soemthing they have likely not seen him do before: Performing as a stand up comedian. Yes, you read that correctly. Roddy Piper will be bringing his talents to DAYS OF THE DEAD 2011 for “An Evening With … Continue reading

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Maya Entertainment Launches “Playing House” Facebook Promotion – Win a Date with Mayra Leal!

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LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) – Maya Entertainment has launched a unique “win a date” promotion for the psycho-sexual thriller Playing House, which will be released on DVD June 21. Fans have an opportunity to win a date with Mayra Leal (Arena, Machete, TV’s “The Deep End”), star of the film, for dinner at The Federal Bar (www.thefederalbar.com) in North Hollywood. The date will be filmed and the footage edited into short clips to use … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s: 500+ Films Loaded With Action, Weapons and Warriors (book)

The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s dives deep into the decade that brought martial arts cinema to the masses. This dynamic guide launches into “martialogies” of 500-plus films, including such classics as Five Deadly Venoms, The Big Boss, Drunken Master, and the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Each martialogy is filled with humor and contains a concise plot summary, behind-the-scenes reel and real history, fight statistics, insights into martial arts choreography … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Austin Idol reveals details about Plane Crash! Coincidence, I think not.

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The past week I’ve heard the words “virtue, integrity, and honorable” describe Austin Idol. Are you kidding me? Here’s a guy who has made a career out of being a cheater and a liar, and I’m being labeled the “bad guy” in this situation. I don’t think so! Let me explain what I do here, and I’ll type slowly so you can understand me. I’m the Chief Interviewer for Horrornews.net and I don’t need to … Continue reading

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Playing House is “Home Sweet Home” on DVD June 21st!

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Home Sweet Home “PLAYING HOUSE” The Ultimate Psycho-Thriller The Obsession Takes Over June 21st   LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (April 25, 2011) – Desire becomes obsession when the psycho-sexual thriller Playing House comes to DVD June 21st from Maya Entertainment.  After two newlyweds ask their best friend to move in and help with the mortgage, the friend soon brings home a stunning temptress obsessed with obtaining her own twisted American dream. Starring Mayra Leal (Machete, TV’s“The … Continue reading

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From the Silent Classics of the Silver Screen to the Digital and 3-D Era

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MOVIES: From the Silent Classics of the Silver Screen to the Digital and 3-D Era Philip Kemp, General Editor  What was the impetus behind the world’s earliest films? Which films have bridged vastly differing cultures to become international icons? What makes a specific director or actor so significant? For anyone who has ever been thrilled by an amazing movie, inspired by a groundbreaking director, fascinated by the romance of Hollywood’s Golden Age complete with cigarette … Continue reading

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’13 Assassins’ to arrive on DVD

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FROM LEGENDARY JAPANESE CULT DIRECTOR TAKASHI MIIKE COMES A SPECTACULAR SAMURAI EPIC FOR THE AGES 13 ASSASSINS Winner Of Four Japanese Academy Awardsâ*, The Action Masterpiece Slices Its Way Onto Blu-ray And DVD July 5 From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label “A classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre” – Los Angeles Times When a tyrannous lord wreaks havoc across Japan, it is up to a brave and … Continue reading

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Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons with Black Belt’s FREE Ninjutsu Training Guide

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(Valencia, Calif.) In the hands of a ninja, even a cell phone is a lethal self-defense weapon. Discover the secret behind ninjutsu’s seemingly magical techniques with a free ebook–Ninja Gear: Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons With Ninjutsu Training. “Ninja skills in which we train would best be known as the art of winning,” says Stephen K. Hayes, author of the best-selling series of Ninja books. Black Belt’s guide to ninja gear is the perfect launching point … Continue reading

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Excerpt from the Controversial Interview with Pro Wrestler Austin Idol

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This is part of the interview conversation that I had with Austin Idol this past Saturday, June 4, 2011.  WARNING: The topic was the real life 1975 plane crash that ended in the death of professional wrestler Bobby Shane. Austin Idol, Buddy Colt, and Gary Hart were also on that plane.  This interview gets very heated. Austin Idol: It really plays heavily on your mind. It’s like a never ending instant replay. You never forget it. … Continue reading

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Interview: Austin Idol – Pro Wrestler ‘Snapped!’

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview : “Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol Here is the complete three part interview that I conducted with professional wrestler Austin Idol.   I might get into some heat for posting this interview, but here goes: Part 1 The print interview with AUSTIN IDOL. Idol talks about Ankle Armour, Paul E Dangerously, Tommy Rich and more. 1) This question might be too broad in scope, but it’s a question I have to ask none the … Continue reading

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Interview: James Cullen Bressack (My Pure Joy)

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview : James Cullen Bressack ( writer / director ) Film: MY PURE JOY Do you think being a young director is an asset or a liability? I think it is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse because I can’t grab a drink with everyone at a wrap party or gamble in vegas. And don’t even get me started about all the times we were gambeling in vegas while grabbing … Continue reading

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Wizard World Philadelphia Official Schedule

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‘Green Lantern’ Panels, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, ‘Batman’ Q&As, ‘Kids’ Day,’ ‘Buffyfests’ Highlight Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Programming Julie Benz, Adam Baldwin, Margot Kidder Q&A’s, Evening ‘Zombie Beach Party,’ ‘Terminator’ Panel, ‘Wizard School,’ and Costume Contests Also On Tap For June 17-19 at Pennsylvania Convention Center NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2011 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, music, film screenings and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lights, Camera, Dead (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Lights Camera Dead is the tale of die hard filmmaker Ryan Black and ever so pretentious screenwriter Steven Dydimus, who will stop at nothing to complete their self- proclaimed zombie masterpiece “The Music Box.” On production day 666, a fed up cast and crew quit bringing the film to a screaming halt. REVIEW: I’m a real zombie for movies about “making a horror movie” and this one has a nice twist to the storyline. … Continue reading

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Interview: Missy Hyatt

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview w/ Missy Hyatt ( Pro Wrestling Manager ) Interview with “The Walking Riot” Missy Hyatt ( Professional Wrestling Valet / Manager extraordinaire )  We reminisce about the glory days of World Class Championship Wrestling and Bill Watt’s Universal Wrestling Federation, as well as her days in Extreme Championship Wrestling!  My talk about flaws in the current woman’s wrestling  scene and why Missy would have made an excellent Horror Movie Scream Queen!  She … Continue reading

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Interview: Opi Saint of Patron Saint of Plagues

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Interview w/ Patron Saint Of Plagues Frontman Opi Saint (vocals/guitar/songwriter) How do you incorporate horror into your lyrics? All of the songs are presented in a horror anthology style, reminiscent of Tales from the Crypt or the Creepshow movies. Each song has its own terror motif anywhere from werewolves and zombies to murder and demonic possession. As the stories progress, and the body count climbs, the characters and plot lines start to intermingle. These short … Continue reading

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Interview: Pat Kilbane (The Brain Eaters Bible)

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Interview w/ Pat Kilbane The Brain Eater’s Bible, MAD TV, Seinfeld How did you go from being in Day of the Dead to creating The Brain Eater’s Bible? On the “Day of the Dead” shoot, I spent weeks in prosthetic zombie makeup, and since most of that time I was just waiting around for my scenes to shoot, I had a lot of time to think. Something about being in a zombie guise for that … Continue reading

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Video Madness: Judgement Day?

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Here ya go, now that the time has passed, this billboard seems a bit silly. Then again no one really believe it much anyways. It provided an interesting segment in history that helped sell a few books. The event came and went without even a drizzle. Though there was a small media buildup that provided a few fun moments.

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Film Review: Isle of the Damned (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Isle of the Damned, originally released in Italy in 1980, brought Giallo under fire yet again by the Italian government, who were outraged by the shocking and real scenes of primitive tribal rituals and cannibalism portrayed in the film. The film has been long out of print, but is presented here in a digitally remastered form. REVIEW: Isle of the Damned, one of the fake trailers entered in Robert Rodriquez’ SXSW Grindhouse competition last … Continue reading

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NYC Zombie Crawl

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NYC Zombie Crawl returns to Brooklyn for its 4th year! Festivities include shooting a zombie movie on the streets of Williamsburg! The 4th annual NYC Zombie Crawl will begin on Sunday, May 29th at 4pm at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211) with our usual FREE zombie meetup! For 2 hours, zombies of all ages areinvited to hang out while our zombie technicians will be providing makeupfor civilians who wish to become … Continue reading

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Bill Goldberg (Santa’s Slay) to Attend Wizard World Philly Comic Con

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WWE, TV, Movie Star Bill Goldberg To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Joins Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Pam Grier, 300+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comic Book Artists and Writers, June 17-19, 2011 at Pennsylvania Convention Center NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2011 – Wizard World Inc. (WIZD) is proud to announce that popular WWE professional wrestler, television and movie star Bill Goldberg has joined a standout list of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Jersey Shore… Paranormal

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 Interview with Lori Flurchick: Southern Jersey Shore Paranormal Research and Investigations How did you first get interested in the paranormal? Well I have had psychic ability that I first knew I had at age 5, have always through my life have had experiences with spirits, energy and and seeing spirits.As I got older I felt I needed to know more.. How long does it take to learn how to become a paranormal investigator? Its not … 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