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The FX Shop: Interview – Graham C. Schofield (Bloodlust Unlimited FX)

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Graham C. Schofield is not a chap to f*ck with. He can slice, skin, stab, and scalp you with the greatest of ease. Oh yeah, and he does gore FX too. Special makeup FX artist, creature creator, and founder of Bloodlust Unlimited FX, if you’re looking for shocking on a shoestring GCS can pull it off. Let’s pick the brain of a madman, and get soaked in sanguine as we kick it with Graham C. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mist (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After a terrible storm, a curious mist slowly engulfs a small New England town. As it approaches a local grocery store, a man runs screaming from the obscure haze, “There’s something in the mist”! Artist, David Drayton, his son, and the rest of the customers must await their fate inside the store, locked away from this frightening fog. Their very sanity is threatened as, from this mysterious mist, come unnamable monstrosities. REVIEW: I am … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Bay of Blood (aka Twitch of the Death Nerve)

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  SYNOPSIS: The wealthy Countess Federica (Isa Miranda) is brutally murdered and the crime is made to look like a suicide. Someone has conspired to take control of her beautiful bayside estate and turn it into a resort to reap the monetary benefits. Little do the conspirators know that death is stalking them. Their greed is soon rewarded with absolute carnage. Brutal death awaits all who threaten the integrity of the bay. Who is responsible … Continue reading

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Film Review: Midnight Meat Train (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A photographer bent on capturing the filth and hardcore reality of New York City takes his fascination to the limit. He challenges reason and his own fears only to stumble on something so unimaginable it threatens his very sanity. REVIEW: Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura paints a picture of “The Big Apple” through the eyes of monstrous master Clive Barker, and in this nerd’s opinion he does a damn good job.  I was one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother of Tears (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman named Sarah opens an ancient urn that unlocks a horrible evil. While on the run for an alleged murder, she discovers that her involvement with this evil runs deep into her past. The third of three powerful witches known as the “Three Mothers” must be stopped, and Sarah is the only one that can to it. As she tries to decipher the secrets of her past, violence and murder follow her … Continue reading

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The FX Shop: Interview – Alec Gillis (ADI)

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Alec Gillis knows his Monsters. The creator of Pumpkinhead, the Graboids from Tremors, and the Aliens and Predators for the last 20 years, Gillis has been busy. He came up in the school of Special Effects hard knocks, and now he’s calling the shots as co owner of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. Having worked for ADI, I know the pains of being under the shadow of his iron fist. Let’s talk some sh*t with a dude that’s at the top … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let the Right one In (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A peculiar Swedish boy named Oskar befriends a mysterious young girl named Eli. Eli helps Oskar to get up the courage to fight back when being bullied at school. As his friendship with Eli grows, so does his confidence. Although, there is something frighteningly different about Eli, she is a vampire REVIEW: There is a well-known worldwide obsession with vampires. Countless films have explored the concept of these romantically macabre creatures throughout the ages. However in the last 10 … Continue reading

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Rots Rants: A Zombie Legacy

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They’re rude, they’re rotten, they’re radical . . . Zombies bitch! How’s it goin Nerds? I feel like talking Zombies. I love Zombies. They are the most horrifying creatures that I can think of. Whether green or grey, boney or bloated I can’t seem to find anything more terrifying than the risen dead. Let’s get into Zombies and what we all love or better yet, fear about those who once lived yet still walk. Originally of Afro-Caribbean folklore, a … Continue reading

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Interview: Tom Savini

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Interview: fx artist tom savini – 12.13.08 How’s it goin Nerds? What do you get when you cross 100 gallons of foam latex, and a steroid freak biker Mafia Don zombie with a cock gun? Sound the trumpets, the King of Splatter approaches! That’s right you f*ckin Nerds, kneel at the throne of blood. He’s the man who gives a new meaning to the saying, “No guts, no glory”. Tom Savini, the Godfather of Gore, demands … Continue reading

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Interview: Harry Manfredini – Composer (Friday the 13th, House)

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Ki Ki Ki, Ma Ma Ma. Camp Crystal Lake has got a death curse, and this man’s partly responsible. The composer for the original Friday the 13th score, Harry Manfredini made the sounds that made you poop a little in your jammies. One of the greatest horror films of all time, Friday the 13th brandished 9 sequels, a crossover with the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and will suffer a remake early next year. Let’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Bryan (Stay Puft Marshmellow Man)

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MOVIES: GHOSTBUSTERS, PHANTOMS, MEN IN BLACK, ARMY OF DARKNESS When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? BILL BRYAN!! Wait, who? That’s right folks – Bill Bryan, or, some of you may know him better as THE STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN. You have chosen the form of the destructor, and i’m sitting down with him for some serious issues. Let’s find out what’s beyond the big puffy foam suit, and get inside … Continue reading

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