Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jamie Lee Curtis at HorrorHound Weekend in November for Charity!

The rumors are true.

Jamie Lee Curtis has agreed to attend her first-ever horror convention. ...

And it will also be her last!

Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on as the guest of honor at this November's HorrorHound Weekend event. The event will take place over the weekend of November 16-18th, 2012 at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Jamie Lee Curtis will be appearing at the event on both Saturday (November 17th) and Sunday (November 18th) for autograph sessions, photo-ops and an on-stage Q/A panel which is sure to be epic. This is a landmark opportunity for fans, as Jamie has never attended an event like this, nor provided horror fans with the opportunity to have their memorabilia signed in such a capacity. And it's all for charity, via the Starlight Children's Foundation. ALL monies earned from Jamie's autograph sessions, photo-ops and stage event will go directly to the Starlight Children's Foundation. In fact, part of the proceeds from HorrorHound Weekend's ticket sales will also be donated to this amazing charity as we will also be taking donations at the event for anyone wishing to help this cause further. More details about the charity and other ways you can help will be listed on this event's Web site when it is launched next month.

In conjunction with Jamie Lee Curtis' jump into the world of horror conventions, Jamie wanted to make sure that it was expressed that this will be a one time only appearance. Once this event is over, Jamie Lee Curtis will be retiring from the horror convention scene making this appearance all the more important for all those fans who have been patiently waiting for this moment and opportunity to meet one of the most iconic actors in horror history. This is IT!

Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actors Janet Leigh (Psycho) and Tony Curtis, began her horror career in one of the most important genre films ever produced: John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)! As central character, Laurie Strode, she helped create the modern day scream queen. This was firmly established thanks to her follow-up roles in The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train and Road Games. In 1981 she returned to the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween II. Soon after, Jamie started appearing in more high-end projects and comedies including such classics as Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, Blue Steel, My Girl and Forever Young. In 1994 Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred in James Cameron's True Lies. Soon after Jamie returned to the Halloween franchise with H20, released in 1998 (and again, appearing in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection). More noteworthy film releases followed, including Virus, Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks and Drowning Mona. More recently, Jamie has played a recurring character on the hit TV series NCIS.

This November HorrorHound Weekend event will include a packed vendor room and will boast a number of additional celebrity guests to be announced. Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis fans alike will want to assure they mark this date on their calendars!!! Please note that autograph tickets for Jamie Lee Curtis will be sold on in advance of the event. This decision has been made to assure that people traveling for this appearance will know prior to booking their travel that they in fact are going to meet this screen legend. Ticket information will be available next month.

HorrorHound's annual November event is usually held in Cincinnati, Ohio, however, due to the popularity of this event, we decided to move our event to our more-established (and larger) hotel in Indianapolis. HorrorHound Weekend will return to Cincinnati on its new date: March 22-24th, 2013 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

We urge people to learn more about the Starlight Children's Foundation by visiting

More details about HorrorHound Weekend can be found on-line at A full guest list and Web site for this November event will be on-line shortly.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights bringing "SILENT HILL" to Life.

Just announced at San Diego Comic Con


This should be good.

Keep up with Universal's Halloween Horror Nights HERE!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Warner Bros. Digs out Classic Horror for DVD Release

The Warner Archive Collection is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) DVD series that specializes in putting previously unreleased films on DVD for the first time. Recently they dug deep into their vast history of classic horror and selected some winners to resurrect.

The Warner Archive Collection can make a wide array of films available because they don't actually create the DVD until it is ordered by a customer. This way, they are not taking a chance of getting stuck with a large amount of inventory if a selected title doesn't sell. You'll certainly recognize some of the horror films the Warner Archive Collection has added to its library, but there are a couple of really obscure ones in there as well. Take a look at the list of what's been made available and plan your shopping list now.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) Although the recent remake featuring the suddenly single Katie Holmes had a real buzz behind it, this is the original version, the made-for-television film that suddenly made furnaces something to be feared. Directed by John Newland, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark stars Kim Darby, Jim Hutton and William Demarest. And of course it features some of the creepiest little goblin-things you'll ever see.

Dark of the Sun (1968) This adventure-war film stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown and Peter Carsten. It's also known as The Mercenaries in the UK and can be thought of as an early forerunner for The Expendables. However, horror fans may be interested to know that Dark of the Sun director Jack Cardiff was reviled upon the release of this film for its scenes of graphic violence, torture and overall nastiness. Sounds like a war film the readers of Dread Central can really embrace.

Night School (1981) When people talk about 80s slashers, this is what they're referring to. Night School is a perfect example of what we all loved about the good ol' days of horror. Nothing too heavy, nothing too crazy…just a classic slasher from the time when slashers ruled. Night School stars Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward (in her film debut) and Drew Snyder. It's directed by Ken Hughes.

Killer Party (1986) Another from the golden days of the slasher, Killer Party takes things even one step further, including a sorority and an abandoned house in the storyline of the film. Now we're really talking! The film features Elaine Wilkes, Sherry Willis-Burch, Joanna Johnson and Martin Hewitt, with William Freut directing.

Hysteria (1965) An American wakes up in an English hospital after a car accident unable to remember anything about himself. He finds he has nothing but a photo torn from a magazine and realizes he may be the missing piece to solving a murder case…or is it just another hallucination? Freddie Francis directed this thriller which stars Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands and Jennifer Jayne.

Black Zoo (1963) One of the more violent and gore-filled offerings from the Warner Archive Collection, Black Zoo tells the story of a zookeeper cult leader who uses the animals under his care to do his evil, murderous bidding! Nice! Robert Gordon directed and Herman Cohen produced this little hidden gem of a film. Michael Gough, Jeanne Cooper, Rod Lauren and Virginia Grey star.

Warner Archive also offers some other titles that aren't exactly horrific but certainly loaded with mystery, intrigue, sci-fi and action.

PT-109 (1963) This is an action-packed war film depicting the heroics of President John F. Kennedy during his time as a member of the United States Navy. Cliff Robertson plays JFK. The film also stars Ty Hardin, James Gregory and Robert Culp. PT-109 was directed by Leslie H. Martinson.

The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection: Volume 1 (1941-1943) This is a three-DVD collection of seven films created in the early 40's featuring the mysterious Falcon. The titles included in this collection are The Gay Falcon, A Date with the Falcon, The Falcon Takes Over, The Falcon's Brother, The Falcon Strikes Back, The Falcon in Danger and The Falcon and the Co-Eds. George Sanders and Tom Conway star in the films. Certainly not the most horrific film in the bunch, but cool mysteries round out the collection nicely.

"The Girl From U.N.C.L.E., Part 1 & 2" (1966-1967) This spy-fi spin-off from the popular show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." ran for one season and Warner Archive has that season in its entirety right here. The show starred Stephanie Powers as super-spy April Dancer. The series follows her adventures battling evildoers with martial arts and espionage skills.

"The Herculoids: The Complete Series" (1968) A Hanna-Barbera animated series from the late 60's about diverse space survivors living on a utopian planet. Unfortunately, they are constantly being harassed by the likes of Pod Creatures, the Reptons and the Mutoids…what a bunch of creeps. Thankfully The Herculoids are ever-diligent. The series features the voices of Mike Road, Virginia Gregg, Ted Eccles and Don Messick.

via: DreadCentral & Warner Archive 

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Viscera Film Festival all Horror by Women

If you are not familiar with the Viscera Film Festival let me get you up to date.

Shannon Lark
The Viscera Film Festival was started by founder Actress/Writer/Director Shannon Lark (Lipstick, Psychic Experiment) 5 years ago.  She wanted to see a festival where women in horror were treated equally and were given a fair chance to showcase their work.
Lark runs the Festival and the yearly charity drives with her board members Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Pippi Hammon.  These three ladies know how to entertain and how to raise awareness.

Since starting the festival it has grown exponentially and in it's 5th year has become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  For the first time VFF will be held at the world famous Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA on July 7, 2012.

This is the first year Viscera FF is presenting a Feature Film and it is the Feature Directorial Debut of Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, Rob Zombie's Halloween) and produced by Jennifer Blanc (Dark Angel, The Victim)

Festival line up is as follows:

Feature Presentation
Among Friends (US)- Danielle Harris

Shorts Program
Baby Face (UK)- Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls (France)- Vinciane Millereau
Bloodtraffick (Hong Kong)- Jen Thym
Escape From Hellview (Israel)- Hadas Brandes
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You (USA)- Nadia Litz
Jump (UK)- Louisa Fielden
Nice Guys Finish Last (USA)- Kimberly McCollough
Sybling Rivalry (Under 18) (USA) - Tara-Nicole Azarian
The Dump (USA)- Rebekah McKendry
The Halloween Kid (UK)- Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After (UK)- Jen Moss
The Night Caller (USA)- Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye (France) - Caroline du Potet

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