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Rebecca Thomas' Debut Feature ELECTRICK CHILDREN Starring Julia Garner, Rory Culkin @ AFI Fest in Los Angeles

Stunning ELECTRICK CHILDREN is Rebecca Thomas' debut feature film, surprising as that may be. The movie tells the story of 15 year-old Rachel, played wonderfully by Julia Garner, who lives on a fundamentalist Mormon homestead in the Utah desert, just outside Las Vegas. On her 15th birthday Rachel must answer routine questions about her life, recorded on tape deck. Fascinated with the tape deck, later that night she creeps into the basement to find it.  When she discovers a rock mus...

'John Dies At The End' at Sitges 2012

The film ‘John Dies At the End’ (2012) screened at the 45th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (October 4-14). ‘John Dies At the End’ won 3rd place for The People’s Choice Award at the 2012 TIFF’s Midnight Madness. The film’s veteran ‘fantastic’ director Don Coscarelli (‘Phantasm' saga; Bubba Ho-Tep, 2002) attended the Sitges screening of his latest film where he was awarded the Time Machine Award for his prestigious and inf...

review of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Subversive horror actioner Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Starring:Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson,Erin Wasson Director: Timur Bekmambetov If Hollywood can churn out literary-horror mashups like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, why not a period epic in 3D like   Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Why ever not indeed! In this subversive fantasy/horror/actioner directed by Timur Bekmambetov, vampires  hold swa...

Phoenix FearCON V - 5th Phoenix Fear Film Festival

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This year's Phoenix FearCON V is scheduled in Tempe Arizona for October 13 2012. This year's fest is going to be Badass. Lots of interesting happenings, including live action Zombies vs Plants, Zombie Runway Fashion Show, the Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse, Panel Discussions, Screenplay Contest, Best Scream Contest, Costume Contest and we're negotiating at the moment to bring in Zombie Midget wrestlers.. (you heard this first - no one else knows that). Plus the ...

Rob Zombie Piggy Released Today

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Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formulated the idea for Piggy, set in Pigsville, South Caroli...

PIGGY by Kluckin Films

Awards -Best Short Film: Rob Zombie Short Horror Film Contest - 2001 at the House of Blues in North Myrte Beach South Carolina.  Director: Dwayne King Filmed by: Dwayne King Edited by: Dwayne King In 2001 Kluckin Films heard about the House of Blues and WKZQ radio station sponsoring a Rob Zombie short horror films contest so they jumped right into the project head first. Six cohorts got together and formu ...

Do you fear of the dark?

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Organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation and supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Cankaya Municipality, 23rd. Ankara International Film Festival will take place between 15 – 22nd March.  The festival is preparing to scare the audiences out of their seats with its midnight screenings.  Midnight screening programme is consisting of 4 short and 1 feature films:  The Awakening Year 1921. England is trying to be relieved after the First World War....

Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2012

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Your chance to enter the Centenary year of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival. Internationally recognised as one of the best genre festivals in the World ! The BSIFF was established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmakers, screenwriters and game developers working within the Horror, Sci- Fi, Thriller and suspense genres. Dare you visit the spiritual home of DRACULA? http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/  ...

Film Development of ZOMBIE

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Met with the director, Thomas Caruso who just had a big success directing the musical Southern Comfort in NYC. We discussed the feature of Zombie. Developing the script, and will soon move into pre-production. Looking forward to the next steps-- ...

All-out zombie epic at Terracotta Far East Film Festival

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Terracotta Far East Film Festival showing a crazy Japanese Zombie film at the Prince Charles Cinema as a one-off on Friday 6th May at 22.50, which is part of our 3rd edition of Terracotta Festival,  HELLDRIVER  (HELL DRIVER, Nihon Bundan: Heru Doraibaa, 2010) is the latest movie from cult-favourite splatter film director Yoshihiro Nishimura with Eihi Shiina (Miike’s Audition) Hoping that you could help us spread the word among zombie and horror film-goers through your website or newsletter,...

Imagi-Movies Festival in California

Famous Monsters of Filmland presents a celebration of the imagination of filmmaking with independent film festival finalists,the Vincent Price Centennial with daughter Victoria Price and producer Roger Corman, the 80th anniversary of Universal's Frankenstein and Dracula with the Lugosi family,Stephen King's Dollar Babies, and more!

Come enjoy a weekend of movies and filmmaking with fans and even take home some tools of the trade during live panels with some of the leading names in Hollywood.

SHIROME

Director: Koji Shiraishi.

Zombie Madness

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When someone asks you ‘what your day has been like today’ have you ever replied with ‘Well, we managed to recuit 154 zombies (and counting) for the upcoming Zombie Diaries 2 shoot’? Didn’t think so. This blog might sound a little self (Abertoir)-promotion but in all hoensty its not intending to be, as my day today has literally been tracking how many people have signed up to play a zombie in an upcoming film shoot…. However, this is no ordinary film shoot as its a rather speci...

I Am Bish

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    What happens when you mash together 300 volunteer zombies, a $10,000 budget and an “end of the world, romantic-zombie-action-musical” screenplay? The 2009 Australian indie film I am Bish, currently buzzing through the international film festival circuit with the appropriate tagline, “Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean we can’t have a few laughs.” The film, directed by David Bishop, tells the story of a film student (Bish) shoo...

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2010: submissions now open for the Little Workshop of Horrors and Monster Party

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Attention all filmmakers and wine worshippers! Submissions for the Little Workshop of Horrors are now open to all kinds of film crews that wish to shoot their film during this year's Grossmann festival, taking place from 26th to the 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. As usual, it has to be done in two days and one night! All of you who are daring, resourceful and playful enough can apply right here, where you can also find all further details and information. Submission deadline is the 5th of J...

Winners from the 2009 Vampire Film Festival

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The results are in for the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival are as follows: http://www.vampirefilmfestival.com/  "All of the films selected were exceptional in one way or another, but The Revenant stood out because it worked as pure vampire fiction and as a contemporary commentary on socially relevant issues.  Plus, it was funny."  Tim Cogshell, Programmer Vampire Film Festival Outstanding Vampire Feature: The Revenant (USA) Directed by Kerry Prior ...

The Global Film Village: Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel at the AFM

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by Marc Halperin   Stephen Susco, Mick Garris, Larry Cohen, Juliet Snowden and Stiles White photo by Marc Halperin    Writing for the Genre World a WGA panel moderated by Mick Garris( creator/producer: Masters of Horror; writer/director/producer of Riding the Bullet, Fear Itself and many others. Larry Cohen writer; Phone Booth, I, the Jury and writer or director of numerous other genre favorites. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White co-writers of Boogeyman and Knowi...

2009 Lineup, party info, tix now on sale!

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2009 NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL FEATURED FILM  SELECTION ANNOUNCED! Featuring a truly International Variety of Films Programs Include over 50 feature & short Horror and Sci-Fi films, panels, and parties!  Full Lineup, trailers, schedule, and tickets available at www.NYCHorrorfest.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 11th 2009, New York City)  The 2009 New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF) today announced their 2009 feature film lineup that includes over fifty fea...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest: the Blood Has Spilled - the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival Line-Up

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The Vampire Film Festival (Vampire Fest) is finally coming home!  "After two years in Los Angeles we wanted to permanently move the festival to the city most connected to the vampire myth - New Orleans.  This glorious city is a place of mystical allure, the city where Anne Rice rethought the myth of the vampire. With its Gothic architecture, above the ground graves, voodoo and colorful history, New Orleans is the perfect location to celebrate the vampire myth and build the foundation fo...

Midnight Madness '09: Ep. 03 - Survival of the Dead

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George A. Romero is now a Canadian Citizen living in Toronto. So that means he gets a special award. Plus, his newest film, Survival of the Dead screened at Midnight madness! Did we mention that Midnight Madness is on right now? ...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest.

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Reel Energy Entertainment and the Vampire Film Series and Festival (aka Vampire Fest) is proud to announce that Bridget Morrow, author of two unique contributions to the vampire lexicon, the novels, Master and Alex, will be one of the guests of Vampire Fest 2009. Her first novel, Master, is the story of Lila, a young slave in the American South who is released from one type of bondage only to find another in the hands of her vampire lover, Alex. Master was published in 2004 and won the Los Ange...

Forrest J Ackerman Fan Film Awards

Astronomicon 12 will be hosting the Forrest J Ackerman Fan Film awards. We are looking for fan films in the following catagories: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, fannish, animated, series related, comic book related and music video.

Bloody Harvest: A Celebration of Horror in Film

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Hello all,First blog entry, so be gentle. We just completed a partnership with the organizers of, "CUT!2008" - a benefit and celebration of cinema dedicated to the art and imagination that goes into the creation of film. The festival took place March 29-30, 2008 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, and turned out to be a cinephile's dream! Through film screenings and interactive Q&A panels with special guests (in alphabetical order) NICK BICANIC, TONY CURRAN, MARTIN DELANEY, ...

No Country for Old Men will launch Fantasporto fantastic lineup

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

From AFI: horror ah ah...begins with zombie movie etiquette

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HORROR: HA-HA By JON KORN, FPS Kodak Connect/Associate Programmer for AFI Online dailies Before the film begins... I'd like to get something off my chest regarding zombie movie behavior etiquette: If you happen to be one of a handful of survivors on the run from relentless zombie attacks AND you happen to get bitten during an unfortunate zombie skirmish. Do everyone a favor -- just admit it. Yes, it's awkward and yes, they will have to shoot you in the head (have to kill the brain, after ...
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