Interview: Adrienne King (Friday the 13th) – 10.26.10

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Hello acolytes, how are all of you feeling? Terrible I hope! It is I, your liege The Black Saint back with another interview from the Creation “Weekend Of Horror” held last weekend in LA. Seeing as we’re getting ever closer to Samhain (Halloween for those who aren’t as ancient as I am) I’m trying to get all the rest of my interviews up this week so I can enjoy this coming Sunday. I have such … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters

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The most famous of Universal Monsters are the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Horror icons of classic thriller cinema are Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Modern horror monsters are Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead. It is easy to see that the horror genre is a male dominated field of cinema.  Most of … Continue reading

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The 7 Scariest Horror Movies of My Childhood

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Movies have been a part of my existence pretty much since day one and that also included horror movies.  I’m not sure what the hell my parents were thinking- maybe it was because they were kids raising kids- but my earliest motion picture memories had Mrs. Voorhees stalking camp counselors, Jack Torrance chasing his wife and son through a hotel with an ax, and Max fending off the mohawked followers of Lord Humongous alongside Luke … Continue reading

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Top 10 Performances from a child star in Horror

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10. Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper in “Night of the Living Dead” Kyra Schon’s performance as Karen Cooper, the zombie who killed her mother with a garden trowel after eating her father, is perhaps one of the most well-known performances in horror history. Her frightening performance truly stole the show and made an impression on viewers everywhere. Although “Night of the Living Dead” was her only performance, it alone earns her a spot on the … Continue reading

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Interview: Derek Mears

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WHO: derek mears WHAT: actor – “friday the 13th” (jason voorhees) with derek mears Interview – 02.10.09 MJ : Even non-horror fans know who Jason Voorhees is, how do you feel about playing such an iconic horror character? DM : I’ve always been a big fan of Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees!!!! Even though we shot it, it really hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m really blown away by it. I’m so thrilled to part of the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Good Bad vs. Bad Good Horror Films

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Piranha 3D opens on August 20th, and it is terribly exciting. The trailers are a bit misleading. While they do not make the film look bad, they do not show why I am so excited. Someone leaked 9 minutes of nudity laden, blood stained, cheese filled footage of the film and let me tell you, this thing looks horrible good. This is by no means an aesthetic masterpiece in the vein of The Texas Chainsaw … Continue reading

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Horror Talk: 07.05.10

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Horror Talk with Rob Delamorte Hello again Fiends, it’s your ghoul with the gear, Rob Delamorte back with an extremely special edition for you. I have all the usual gory goodies for you to check out, along with a very special interview, Ms. Friday, Adrienne King, who was generous enough to speak with me in length about so many things, including her return, and oh yes, wine. Her own label to be exact, but we’ll … Continue reading

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Interview: Victor Miller (Friday the 13th)

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Victor Miller is the screenwriter behind the original “Friday the 13th” a classic of the 80’s slasher genre. I was fortunate enough to sit down with Mr. Miller in his home here in Alameda, Ca and speak with him about how he got involved with “Friday” and what kind of effect it’s had on his life. How did you get involved with Friday the 13th? Friday the 13th was an absolute mistake of nature. An … Continue reading

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Interview: Marcus Nispel – Director

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Although he’s only 45, Marcus Nispel has been making TV commercials and music videos for 20 years, as he says, “to pay the bills.” But, obviously, Nispel’s heart has been to make feature films. He burst onto the scene with a revised Texas Chainsaw Massacre, starring Jessica Biel, in 2003. That version of the often-filmed tale in sequels and remakes stood out due to Nispel’s infusion of harsh reality using a washed-out stylized palette of colors and … 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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