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Heed the "Storm Warning" on DVD

Storm Warning DVD

A couple stranded by a storm find that the weather isn't their only worry in Storm Warning, a new horror-thriller from director Jamie Blanks (Urban Legend), coming to DVD on February 5th, 2008 from Dimension Extreme. Storm Warning received awards for Best Score and Best Special FX at LA Screamfest when it premiered at the festival in October 2007. The DVD will feature the unrated, extended cut of the film with a Dolby 5.1 English soundtrack.(read more...)

Nominees Announced for the 6th Annual Rondo Awards

Sure, the Oscars are important, but they hardly ever honor horror films. The Scream Awards are fine, but they're geared toward modern horror. What's a classic horror fan to do? Luckily, there's the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (or the "Rondos"), put together by David Colton over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com). Each year, classic horror fans nominate dozens of horror/sci-fi/fantasy films, television shows, DVDs, magazines, books, and websites to win a handsomely sculpted bust of horror actor Rondo Hatton.

This year's ballot can be found at http://www.rondoaward.com/. To vote, send an email to Colton at taraco@aol.com by midnight, March 8th.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

"Sweeney Todd" Nominated for Three Oscars, Including Best Actor

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 80th Academy Awards (aka the Oscars). Although the Academy rarely honors the horror genre outside of Best Makeup, this year they've recognized Johnny Depp's turn as the murderous title character in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. The film also received nominations for Best Art Direction (Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo) and Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood). Congratulations to all nominees.(read more...)

It's a Qeetastrophe for Charity

Horror Qee

For horror fans who want to receive an awesome, one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia while helping those in need, Qeetastrophe has arrived. DreadCentral.com's Paul Nomad has put together two charity auctions on eBay, with the winner of each receiving a 16-inch glow-in-the-dark Qee figurine signed by luminaries of either horror or music (depending on the auction). All proceeds go to St. Jude's Resarch Hospital. The horror figurine is a bear (auction here), signed by an impressive number of horror people. The list includes:(read more...)

Blue Underground's Two-Disc "Living Dead at Manchester Morgue"

Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

On February 26th, 2008, Blue Underground will be releasing a two-disc special edition of Jorge Grau's The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue,a film they previously released as a single disc under the alternate title Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. The new release will include a fresh widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 English soundtrack (as well as a Dolby Surround 2.0 track and the original mono), trailers, TV and radio spots, a gallery of publicity materials, and interviews with Grau, star Ray Lovelock, and effects guru Giannetto de Rossi. The Grau interview from the old Let Sleeping Corpses Lie release will also be included.

Also out that day from Blue Underground are four Italian giallo films previously released by Anchor Bay: The Bloodstained Shadow, Case of the Bloody Iris, Short Night of Glass Dolls, and Who Saw Her Die?

Marsden to Join "The Box"

HollywoodReporter.com has news that James Marsden (X-Men, Superman Returns) is in final negotiations to join the cast of Richard Kelly's "The Box". Marsden would play the husband of Cameron Diaz's character. A mysterious man (Frank Langella) gives the couple a box that will give money every time a button is pressed, but at the cost of a stranger's life. The film, an adaptation of Richard Matheson's short story "Button, Button," is being produced by Media Rights Capital and Kelly's company Darko Entertainment.

"Diary of the Dead" After Valentine's Day

Diary of the Dead Poster #1

I usually keep personal information out of these news stories, but in this case, I'm going to make an exception. Bloody-Disgusting announced that The Weinstein Company will be releasing George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead in theaters on February 15th, 2008. Why is this important to me, personally? That's my 25th birthday, and a very good present indeed. And it wasn't even on my Amazon wishlist!

Alfred Molina, Hope Davis Set for "The Lodger" Revisit

Alfred Molina and Hope Davis have signed on to star in The Lodger, an adaptation of the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel that also inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 film. In this new version, set in modern-day Los Angeles, a police detective (Molina) tries to track down a killer while a landlady (Davis) takes in an enigmatic tenant. David Ondaatje is writing and directing the film, which is being produced by the Sony imprint Stage 6 Films.

Rob Zombie's "Halloween" Coming to DVD for Christmas

Halloween 2007 Unrated DVD

Genius Entertainment will release Rob Zombie's Halloween, a remake of the 1978 John Carpenter classic, in separate rated and unrated two-disc special editions on December 18th, 2007. The rated disc will feature the film as it played in the theaters and buyers will have a choice between widescreen and fullscreen. The widescreen-only unrated version, which features 11 minutes of additional footage, is being touted as Zombie's director's cut. Features for all editions include:(read more...)

Attend the Trailer of "Sweeney Todd"

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street poster

Yahoo Movies has the first trailer for Tim Burton's upcoming Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical of the same name. In Sweeney Todd, a falsely imprisoned barber (Johnny Depp) escapes from prison and returns to London, giving himself a new name and taking up residence in his old barber shop above the pie store run by Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter). Determined to have his revenge on the judge (Alan Rickman) who set him up, raped his wife, and stole his daughter, he begins a reign of terror the likes of which London has never seen.(read more...)

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