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Stan Winston (1946 - 2008)

Stan Winston

Special effects guru Stan Winston passed away Sunday, June 15th, 2008, at age 62, after a long struggle with multiple myeloma. Winston straddled the worlds of makeup and visual effects, contributing to such horror films as Dead & BuriedThe Monster Squad, and Interview with the Vampire. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning four of them (one each for Aliens and Jurassic Park and two for Terminator 2).(read more...)

New Special Edition DVDs for "Child's Play", "Pumpkinhead"

Child's Play poster

MGM is putting together a 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD of Tom Holland's 1988 killer doll movie Child's Play, to be released by Fox Home Video on September 9th, 2008. The disc will feature a new 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, an audio commentary, a "selected scene" commentary by the film's villainous doll Chucky (Brad Dourif), a series of featurettes (Evil Comes in Small Packages), a vintage featurette (Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child's Play), a trailer, a photo gallery and more.(read more...)

Official Details on "Picture of Dorian Gray" DVD

Picture of Dorian Gray poster (wide)

Warner Bros. has confirmed the rumors that The Picture of Dorian Gray will arrive on DVD on October 7, 2008. Here's the official release:(read more...)

Tartan USA Closes Doors

Oldboy

Variety Asia Online reports that Tartan Films USA, the American branch of UK-based Tartan Films, appears to have shut down. All of its assets, including office furniture and the company's 101-title film library, were auctioned off on May 19th in a foreclosure sale. No word yet on who picked up the titles, which include several East Asian horror titles like Oldboy, Shutter, Marebito, and R-Point, as well as art house films such as The Death of Mr. Lazarescu and Cave of the Yellow Dog.(read more...)

Remake Planned for "Plan 9 from Outer Space"

Plan 9 from Outer Space poster

Bloody-Disgusting posted the news that Darkstone Entertainment is putting together a remake of famed bad director Edward D. Wood, Jr's magnum opus Plan 9 from Outer Space in celebration of that film's 50th Anniversary. The new movie will simply be titled Plan 9 and it has the blessing of surviving cast member Conrad Brooks.(read more...)

No Classic Horror DVDs From Universal This Fall?

Over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com), Jim Clatterbaugh reports that he spoke with a representative over at Universal, who stated that the studio had no plans to release classic horror DVDs this year (excepting the upcoming Special Edition of The Mummy). Apparently, it's past the time to begin planning such a release, as they are already working on their 2009 schedule.(read more...)

Theaters and Stills for Dario Argento's "Mother of Tears"

Mother of Tears: The Third Mother poster

Myriad Pictures has sent along the list of theaters where Dario Argento's long-awaited third section of his Three Mothers trilogy, The Mother of Tears, will play during its limited U.S. release. They also generously provided dozens of production stills, which you can find at the bottom of this post. In The Mother of Tears, Mater Lacrimarum (the Mother of Tears) has been hiding in Rome for centuries and her awakening triggers a chain of mysterious and terrible events: the Evil is back to cast its dark shadow over the city.(read more...)

Petition to Get Makeup Guru Jack Pierce a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jack P. Pierce

Thanks to Mark Shostrom for the heads-up on this one. John "The Unimonster" Stevenson has posted a petition online, asking the executives at Universal Studios to fund a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for makeup guru Jack Pierce. Pierce created the legendary designs for Frankenstein's Monster, Ardath Bey, and The Wolf Man, before getting unsummarily booted during the studio's transition to Universal-International in the late 1940s.(read more...)

Ask George A. Romero!

Have a question  you've been just itching to ask famed horror director George A. Romero? Able to phrase it in 250 characters or less?(read more...)

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