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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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Interview: Jason T. Swinchock (A Chemical Skyline)

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Interview w/ Jason T. Swinchock Movie – A Chemical Skyline The title of the movie is “ A Chemical Skyline “ , what does that mean? The title came from the mind of my co-writer and co-founder of E-Nertia Global, Omar S. Brooks. When Omar told me the title for the zombie movie that we were writing, i was blown away… that name is simply amazing. The “chemical sky” is what is respsonsible for the … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Rocky Mountain Paranormal

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      Rocky Mountain Paranormal – Interview: Bryan Bonner How did you first get interested in the paranormal? Most people in the field of paranormal research “Ghost Hunting” get into the field because of some type of personal experience that has given them a goal to authenticate what they feel was a life changing experience. This is not the case with us, we became interested in the field because of a lifelong interest in … Continue reading

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Interview: Carl Lindbergh (Bunnyman)

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Interview w/ Carl Lindbergh Film : Bunnyman  Could you tell our Horrornews.net audience a little about Bunnyman? Bunnyman is a independent slasher film inspired by the horror films of the 80’s. It’s played serious, even though the title character happens to wear a giant bunny costume. It’s about a family of cannibals, lead by a disfigured man who has mommy issues. Those mommy issues lead the character to wear a bunny costume.

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Wizards World Philadelphia June 17-18-19

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Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Pam Grier, Vivica A. Fox, Julie Benz, Billy Dee Williams Among Headliners At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 17-18-19 At Pennsylvania Convention Center Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman, Julia Benson, Adam West, Burt Ward, John Schneider, Richard Roundtree, Mimi Rogers Among 500+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as the 11th annual Wizard World Philadelphia Comic … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Louisiana Paranormal Investigators

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 Interview: Jill Wilder / Louisiana Paranormal Investigators How did you first get interested in the paranormal? I lived in a house that had paranormal activity. We would see shadows, hear walking up and down the hall, cabinets opening and shutting, a growling noise, and a lady in black with no face. Upon research of the home, it was a pentecostal church at one point then a mayonnaise store. I was always scared of it, … Continue reading

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May The 4th Be With You – Star Wars Day

Today is Star Wars Day.  It a day where all Star Wars fans (aka geeks) can rise up and celebrate the greatest science fiction movie ever made.  It’s also known as Luke Skywalker Day.  Check out the official website –  http://maythe4th.starwars.com/country.php STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY  STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA The Most Anticipated Blu-ray Release In The Galaxy Is Now Available For Worldwide Pre-Order Starting Today The most anticipated Blu-ray release … 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