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Interview: Jamie Kennedy – Producer/Actor (A Resurrection)

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The name Jamie Kennedy is known & loved to all who are devotees of the “SCREAM” franchise (He portrayed Randy Meeks in parts 1-3 to be precise). But he’s been acting professionally since 1989 (DEAD POETS SOCIETY) & he’s also written films like 2003′s “MALIBU’S MOST WANTED”. He’s a very familiar face on TV as both an actor & producer (THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, ENTOURAGE, EUREKA, THE GHOST WHISPERER) & his production company, JAMIE KENNEDY … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Weiner – Director (The Frankenstein Theory)

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Director Andrew Weiner’s latest film has a fascinating premise: What if the Frankenstein monster wasn’t a fictional story? What if it really existed? What if it still exists today and if so where is it? A combination of found footage & traditional film styles it dares to ask & answer those very questions. Horrornews.net spoke with him about the ideas behind the film & some of the controversy surrounding it. Horrornews.net: I have to admit … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Orlando – Director (A Resurrection)

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First time director Matt Orlando’s debut feature “A RESURRECTION” tells the story of a down to earth high school psychologist (Mischa Barton) who tries to help a mentally ill student (Jonathan Michael Trautmann) who actually believes his brother is returning from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him in a senseless hit & run. Also starring Devon Sawa & (in his last film appearance) Michael Clarke Duncan, it’s a gripping film with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jurassic Park 3D (1993/2013)

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SYNOPSIS: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. REVIEW: I remember the excitement I felt when I bought tickets to see “JURASSIC PARK” for the first time in 1993. Back then it was THE movie to see, with effects like no film before it. Steven Spielberg (with the help of some cutting edge CGI) made the world believe that dinosaurs could … Continue reading

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Free FANGORIA screenings of “SHADOW PEOPLE” and “STITCHES”

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WALKING DEAD star Dallas Roberts will host FANGORIA’s free screening of his nightmarish fact-based horror film SHADOW PEOPLE this coming Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. This special showing will be held at New York City’s Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, off University Place). Besides playing Governor confidant Milton Mamet on THE WALKING DEAD, Roberts has also appeared in the genre films THE GREY, JOSHUA, TELL TALE and the SISTERS remake. In SHADOW PEOPLE, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. REVIEW: Why oh why did Hollywood decide that a prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz” (1939) was necessary? We got more than a few sequels already (1985′s “RETURN TO OZ” being the most egregious of the lot), a remake of sorts (1978′s “THE WIZ”) & a slew of animated features … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. REVIEW: The story of “Jack & the Beanstalk” is one of the most fabled of all fairy tales but it’s been awhile since Hollywood tackled it and it’s never seen a production as epic as director Bryan Singer’s latest film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Six long years after their last appearance, Gizmo & company are back! But they’re no longer in Kingston Falls, they’re in NYC and have taken over a giant skyscraper as they continue their hi-jinks. Now as they are preparing to go wild on the streets of NYC, who is going to stop them? And how?

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Interview: Caitlin Gerard (Smiley)

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Actress Caitlin Gerard attended UCLA where she majored in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is multilingual, fluent in German, French and English. She also attended the LycĂ©e International of Los Angeles for many years, then graduated from Malibu High School in 2006. She had small roles in “The Social Network”, “The Awakening” & “Magic Mike” but now she’s headlining in the just released to home video “Smiley”. She plays Ashley, a mentally … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gremlins (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. REVIEW: I was but an innocent teenager when I managed to finagle my way into a free screening of Joe Dante’s amazing “Gremlins”. Well, actually I wasn’t all that innocent but it sounded good didn’t it? I used the word “Innocent” because this movie still has that quality to it, it’s … Continue reading

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Chris Alexander preps “The Twilight Zone Legacy” for 2014

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“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” Chris Alexander’s THE TWILIGHT ZONE LEGACY … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Gallagher (Smiley)

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You might be familiar with the name Michael Gallagher from the sketch comedy series “Totally Sketch” which he created & can currently be seen on YouTube. Now he has directed his first feature film, “Smiley”, and in anticipation of it’s Feb. 12th DVD/Bluray release he took some time to discuss his directorial debut with Horrornews. Horrornews: I saw the movie a few days ago & I enjoyed it! I remember seeing a poster for it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Would You Rather (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. REVIEW: Wow! Did this one catch me by surprise! Directed by David Guy Levy, “Would You Rather” is the story of Iris (Brittany Snow) who is trying to find a job as the movie begins. Iris has some outstanding bills that her deceased parents never got to. She also … Continue reading

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Interview: Dee Wallace

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It takes a lot to get the Black Saint excited nowadays. I’ve “Been there, done that” ad nauseam over the milllenia and I’ve met plenty of actors/actresses/directors in the horror business. Make no mistake, I love & respect each and every one of them. They have all shown me nothing but love & have indulged me in my desire to toss some silly questions their way. But no one I’ve spoken with has gotten me … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood For Irina (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Irina is dying. She desperately searches for blood during her last days on Earth while living in a run down motel. REVIEW: The film is ostensibly about a vampire who’s at the end of her existence and her final days on Earth. She lives alone in a dilapidated motel, how she ended up here is never disclosed. The motel manager tries to protect her for some ungodly reason and there’s a shabby looking prostitute … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Tentacles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young artist sells his soul to Satan for the new heart he so desperately needs. How was he to know that his new heart comes replete with tentacles and a hunger for human flesh? REVIEW: In the past I have bemoaned the relative low cost of video cameras & their ability to make any schlub with an idea for a movie think that they are Directors.The only thing they really need besides the … Continue reading

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Those of you who don't know of The Black Saint & have yet to commit yourselves to him body, mind & soul will find yourselves in a most uncomfortable position when my army of acolytes is complete & ready to wreak havok upon this pitiful blue ball we live on. Oh, I really like horror movies as well & will take on all comers in a horror trivia contest. Bring it on!
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