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Interview: John R. Renna

An interview with John R Renna, makeup man, writer, actor, director and horror movie fan. He is currently in preproduction for Slime City Massacre. How did you get interested in doing effects makeup? My mother made the greatest costumes when I was a kid and as i got older my tastes changed and I had my mother get the boxed ...

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From the Nightshift: ‘House of Horrors’ – The movie

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I recently had a chance to talk to Dan Monroe , the busy director/writer of the movie “House of Horrors”, which is currently in production in Buffalo, NY. One of the settings for the movie is the real House of Horrors which is one of Western New York’s Largest Haunted Houses. They state they are:”Western New York’s Largest and Most Terrifying Haunted House ...

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From the Nightshift: ‘Gore’ the film

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Of the many Buffalo movies that are in production or going into production the first I want to talk about is a movie called “Gore”.  I asked Adam Steigert (producer/director/writer) to give us a story synopsis of the movie: In 1978, after a string of gruesome cannibalistic killings, Detective William Sanders successfully brought the deformed killer known as Gore to ...

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From the Nightshift: Banshee Night for the Insomniac

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BANSHEE NIGHT FOR THE INSOMNIAC The Insomniac was invited to the annual Halloween Party at the Buffalo Central Terminal. For those who have never witnessed the glorious art deco building which has fallen into ghoulish decay, it is a truly breathtaking sign and the perfect place for a horror bash. To see the Terminal second-hand check out “Prison of the Psychotic Damned” ...

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From the Nightshift: Vampire Killers

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When you find yourself awake at all hours you find yourself feeling like a vampire, and start wondering if you really have a coffin in your basement. I love all things vampires, from the original novel Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (television version please) to even the Dracula that was part of the campy Cliffhangers series. I find the bloodsuckers ...

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From the Nightshift: Horror News updates – 11.24.2008

Buffalo and it’s surrounding area seems to be hopping with filmmakers. Everyone with a camera seem to be out on the streets filming or at least looking through Ms. Nikki’s window. Last Saturday there was the highly successful sneak peek of “Something Dark” (Buffalo Nickel Productions/Nightmare Kinetics) and “Resident Horror” (X-Strike Studios). Before the movies trailers from the area were shown “Bitez”, “The Pigman”, ...

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