William Castle

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master of suspense and terror. In fact, they’re the creations of a man who is a … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 33

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Macabre bathes its audience in blood. Buckets and buckets of blood. Shareefa Daanish creates a frightening new monster in Dara, the stone-faced, ice-queen of terror: The Mother of all Horror.Chainsaws, decapitations, astonishing gore and bloodied baby skulls are just the beginning. Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (co-director of the Save Haven segment of VHS2) direct this 2009 Indonesian gore-fest getting its US release in 2013.

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XLrator Media Releases 4 on ‘Screamfest’ and ‘Macabre’

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XLrator Media, LLC (xlratormedia.com) announced the launch of “Screamfest” and “Macabre” multi-platform releasing labels to bring the best in horror and genre films to North American audiences. The labels will showcase thrilling new horror visions from American and international filmmakers. The first films set for release under the “Screamfest” banner will be zombie actioner OUTPOST: BLACK SUN and the Norwegian thriller THALE, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and recently screened at Screamfest … Continue reading

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