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Are Remakes Killing Horror?

Another day, another news story about some beloved (or not so beloved) horror flick getting a modern makeover. It is a sad state of affairs that so much in the way of original horror gets ignored by major distributors, while ill-conceived remakes get full theatrical releases and a ton of press. As someone that loves many of the original versions …

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Famous Monsters Convention 2010

On July 9-11, 2010 Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center hosted Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention to bring together horror fans from all over the Midwest for a celebration for all things horror. This was Famous Monsters of Filmland’s first convention in Indianapolis, IN with much to prepare and anticipate after a very successful Horrorhound Weekend just three months prior in the …

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Crypticon 2009

Dates: 10/16-18, 2009 Location: Reliant Center- Houston, Texas Guests: Courtney Gains, Michael Berryman, Edwin Neal, Eileen Dietz, Kristy Swanson, Lloyd Kaufman, Teri McMinn, Dee Wallace Stone, Jonathan Breck and Adriane Barbeau among others Review: Hell-o, Horror geeks and freaks! I’m here to tell you which Horror conventions were worth the buck or a flying f*ck! Of course, all of them progress …

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Dragoncon 2009

Dragon Con. Those words ring out through the world of geek fandom like an innocent but determined war cry. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, imagine that one house in the neighborhood that really goes all out for Halloween. Now imagine the house next to it is doing the same thing except it is celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s birthday. …

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Comic Con 2009

Oh hey there Wizards, Goblins, and Damsels Even though I am a lifelong lover of all things con-worthy, I am very new to the whole “fest” and “con” thing. Till now I’ve elected to geek out in the privacy of my own home. Hard to say why really given I live for this stuff. Part of it is that for some bizarre reason …

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