Our editor-in-chief Nate Yapp is proud to have contributed to the new book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, edited by Aaron Christensen. Another contributors include Anthony Timpone, B.J. Colangelo, Dave Alexander, Classic-Horror.com's own Robert C. Ring and John W. Bowen. Pick up a copy today from Amazon.com!

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New "Last House on the Left" DVD in 2009

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DVD Drive-In reports that MGM will release a Collector's Edition DVD of Wes Craven's controversial 1972 thriller Last House on the Left on February 24, 2009. The new disc will feature a commentary by the lead actors, numerous featurettes, never-before-seen outtakes, and more. Full details are at DVD Drive-In. Last House, ever-so-loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's Virgin Spring, deals with a group of criminals who rape and kill two young women, then receive the violent reprisal of the parents of one of the girls. Midnight Entertainment has recently completed a remake set to be released in March 2009.

PopMatters Presents a Week of "Night of the Living Dead" Essays

Night of the Living Dead 1968 poster

In one of the most ambitious salutes to a single film I have seen in a long time, PopMatters has used the last week of October to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead with a series of essays. Not content with just one essay per day, however, they have organized their tribute into five themed days consisting of six articles each. (read more...)

Pascal Laugier Tapped to Direct "Hellraiser" Remake

Hellraiser poster

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that French director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) is close to sealing a deal to write and direct Dimension's planned remake of Clive Barker's 1987 horror movie Hellraiser. Laugier described the remake as "a dream project" and promised that he would not betray Barker's original vision. The original Hellraiser deals with an unfaithful wife who kills to supply her brother-in-law/lover with the blood he needs to reconstitute his body after it was ripped apart by a group of demons known as the Cenobites.(read more...)

Pictures from the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival was this weekend and I was on the scene, not only because Classic-Horror.com is an official sponsor of the event, but also because I'm a fan, dammit. Full coverage is upcoming, but here's some pictures to tease you (click a picture to open a larger version in a new window):


Friday the 13th star Adrienne King is being devious


By gum, that's us!


Classic-Horror Editor-in-Creep Nate Yapp with Friday the 13th star Adrienne King.
Photo by Bradley Thornber Photography

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008 Starts Tonight

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

Arizona horror fans will want to head to Chandler, AZ tonight for the first night of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008. They're kicking off with a showing of Sundance Selection Donkey Punch at 8:00PM.  Grab your tickets and head out to Chandler Cinemas (2140 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ) for the beginning of what promises to be an exciting (and deliciously sponsored-in-part-by Classic-Horror.com) festival.

We've included some of the highlights of the weekend below:

Thursday:

8:00 PM - Donkey Punch - 2008, UK. Dir: Oliver Blackburn. Theater 10.

Friday:(read more...)

"The Strangers" on DVD

The Strangers DVD

I've been late with news before, but this is embarrassing. We've been tracking The Strangers for a while, ever since talking with writer/director Bryan Bertino about his inspirations and whatnot at Comic-Con 2007 (sadly, we never did get that coverage posted). The film, which follows a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) who have their romantic evening is interrupted by masked strangers with sinister plans, had a great trailer but had trouble nailing down a release date before finally coming out last May. Somehow it totally passed me by that Universal put it out on DVD and Blu-ray disc two days ago, October 21st, 2008. Whoops.(read more...)

Breck Eisner Remaking Romero's "The Crazies"

Crazies poster

Variety reports that Overture FIlms will produce a remake of George A. Romero's The Crazies, to be directed by Breck Eisner (Saraha). Eisner will be working from a script by Ray Wright (Pulse '06) and Scott Kosar (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre '03). Romero will act as executive producer. The original film dealt with an insanity-causing virus infecting a small town, and the brutal tactics used by the governement to contain the outbreak.(read more...)

Sid Haig, Hammer Horror, and Dark Shadows at Shock It To Me! Classic Horror Film Festival

Shock It To Me! poster

For its fourth year, Shock It To Me!, San Francisco's Classic Horror Film Festival, is pulling in some excellent films and a few awesome guests. The festival, which runs October 17th and 18th at the historic Castro Theatre (429 Castro St. @ Market St.) is devoted to the Golden Age of Horror Cinema, and the organizers are showing their love with three double features.

Friday Night (10/17): Jack Hill's Spider Baby at 6:30PM, followed by George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead at 10PM. Spider Baby star Sid Haig will be on hand for a live interview.

Saturday Matinee (10/18): Terence Fisher's Horror of Dracula (2PM) and Curse of Frankenstein (4PM).(read more...)

George A. Romero Filming New Zombie Movie

George A. Romero

Great news from the Great White North -- Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that George A. Romero is working on a brand-new zombie film in Toronto. Little is known about the project, except that it stars Alan Van Sprang (Land of the Dead, Saw III) and that is not a direct sequel to Diary of the Dead. We'll have more on this new film as we get it in.

New "Repo! The Genetic Opera" Trailer

Anthony Stewart Head and Ogre in Repo! The Genetic Opera

Other than horror, my favorite film genre has to be the musical -- from Top Hat to Singin' in the Rain to Tommy to Moulin Rouge. I especially love a good rock opera, which is why I'm especially excited for the upcoming limited release of Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo!(read more...)

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