Have A Look At The First 10 Minutes Of ‘Smoke and Mirrors – The Tom Savini Story’

It’s been in the works for a while but from what I’m seeing – it’s been worth the wait. The folks behind “Smoke and Mirrors – The Tom Savini Story’ have put together a little compilation of moments from the film that is some must see stuff for any horror fan.  There is no argument that Tom Savini is an icon in the genre and he has a story to tell.  I think we’re in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Martin (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: rge Romero does for vampires what he has already done for zombies – an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be eighty-four years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburgh to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin’s soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin’s loneliness finds other means of release.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Night Of The … Continue reading

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Podcast: Horror News Radio – Eps 51

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Hazmat (2014) is only one of the films covered in this episode of Horror News Radio when Doc shares his selection for the “What Have You Been Watching” segment recorded LIVE at theMad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC. Santos steps in as well to cover PMS Cop (2014) to Doc’s surprise. Oh, my. Santos and Doc also take to task a few of the live audience members asking a series of horror trivia questions in order to win one of two … Continue reading

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BUB Pays A Visit To THE WALKING DEAD!

Eagle eyed viewers caught it immediately. Facebook lit up with the sighting within moments of it occurring and it caused this horror fan to rewind the DVR at least twice. Tom Savini’s creation BUB – from Day of the Dead turned up. During the very harrowing tunnel scene he can be seen on camera a couple different times. SHOCK TILL YOU DROP posted up some screen captures and we thank them for doing so.

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HorrorNews.Net & Horror News Radio attending The Mad Monster Party Charlotte, NC March 21-23, 2014

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HorrorNews.Net and Horror News Radio is set to descend upon Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of March 21-23, 2014 in order to participate in The Mad Monster Party horror convention. It promises to be three days of monstrous fun! The guest list is insane, the events are incredible and the film festival will not be outdone. All HorrorNews.Net readers and Horror News Radio listeners are invited to come by the HNN/HNR table to visit with … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 64

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Join us this week as we face down one wickedly sick Momma Voorhees in the granddaddy of all slasher films, Friday the 13th (1980). Camp Crystal Lake has attracted a new group of camp counselors to resurrect the grounds long closed after a series of horrific murders and given the nickname Camp Blood. Unbeknownst to them the killer still lurks in the woods and begins killing them off one by one. Sean S. Cunningham’s simply plotted but … Continue reading

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Film Review: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: “Two fugitive brothers at gunpoint get an ex-minister and his two children to take them across the border into Mexico. They drive to a Mexican biker bar to rendezvous with other crooks. While at the bar, a few unusual things happen.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: On the lam from the law, ruthless desperadoes Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) coerce an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids (Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu) … Continue reading

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Tom Savini’s GRANDE ILLUSIONS Get A Re-release

Growing up as a horror fan there were few books more coveted than Tom Savini’s two GRANDE ILLUSION books. They were filled to the brim with fantastic “do it yourself” tips that any young monster fan could do in their basement. They were also incredibly hard to get your hands on. That my friends is all about to change. Those creepy bastards over at AuthorMike Dark Ink have gone a head and combined both books … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 23

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Riddick is the top film this weekend but co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen all dump on the third film in the Riddick franchise. Ugh. But, before we get to that, Tom Savini and Rick Danford are here to talk about their upcoming project, Tom Savini’s Death Island. Vixen offers up her recommendation this week, the micro-budget film, Coyote, and Dave delves into the horror news of the week. The Official HorrorNews.Net … Continue reading

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Savini Takes Over GOREZONE Duties

Older slasher fans will undoubtedly remember Fangoria’s sister magazine GOREZONE which ended its all to short run all the way back in 1994 and featured all things bloody and gooey. It offered fans a real behind the scenes look into how all the bloody magic was done and the truly awesome news is, it’s coming back!! That’s right, GOREZONE will be returning to publication and will be bringing back all the columns and bloodshed that … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 08

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It’s all about Maniac: Joe Spinell versus Elisha Wood as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the William Lustig 1980 classic and the fascinating new remake from Franck Khalfoun. Then Dave Dreher surprises the entire cast by introducing special effects legend Tom Savini as special guest host to discuss secrets and stories behind the making of the original Maniac, Tom’s career and his thoughts about remakes, zombies and … Continue reading

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Final Details For The Blu-ray Release Of THE BURNING

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Oh SCREAM FACTORY, how I love you so… These SCREAM FACTORY releases have been nothing short of spectacular, I know I keep saying that but damn, talk about “must have” Blu-rays. The next in the string is the always overlooked classic THE BURNING. While we’ve know its release date for a while tonight I’ve got the final word from SCREAM FACTORY on exactly what will be on the disc, and it’s killer.

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Film Review: Document of the Dead (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about George A. Romero’s films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Roy Frumkes Starring: George A. Romero, Tom Savini Narrated by: Nicole Potter QUICK FIX: NYC film student Roy Frumkes chronicles the early career of the King of the Dead himself, George A. Romero, and treats us to many interviews, ample helpings of scenes from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, MARTIN, a lil … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow 2 (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. REVIEW: George A. Romero and Stephen King can be a great combination – take Creepshow for example, which works on so many levels as a satisfactory horror anthology with some very memorable stories. You don’t hear as much about Creepshow 2, though, and that’s because the three … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Although his mother mistreated him and is now dead, Frank (Joe Spinell), a photographer by day, misses her. In a grotesque act of reminiscence, he kills young women at night and puts their scalps on mannequins masquerading around his New York apartment. He befriends a fellow photographer, but soon his day and night lives begin to meld, blurring the lines of reality. William Lustig directs this disturbing tale known for its graphic violence. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grande Illusion Book 2 – Author Tom Savini

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GRANDE ILLUSIONS – BOOK II Written by Tom Savini Published by Morris Customs Publication Date: 1996 Format: B&W / color – 238 pages Price: various – OOP Although these are two books in their own entity, they are one within their own right. This, the sequel to the review, continues my special Double Creature Feature Grind House Review for them both. Just as the first installment of the instructional two part novella was presented by … Continue reading

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