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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Rondo Winners for 2008 Announced

Rondo Awards

The seventh annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced last night during a special chat session over at the Classic Horror Film Board (no relation to Classic-Horror.com). Presenting the awards was the founder of the Rondos and owner of the CHFB, David Colton (known as taraco on the boards). Some of the attendees included Video Watchdog writers Tim Lucas and Shane M. Dallmann, Embodiment of Evil actor Raymond Castile, Cinema Suicide proprietor Bryan White, and many many more (read this as, if I'd thought about it, I'd totally have written some names down instead of relying on my frequently faulty memory). (read more...)

Warner Bros. Opens Library for Made-on-Demand DVDs; One Hammer Flick in First Wave

Crescendo DVD

Warner Bros., the studio that has the largest film library in the world, has taken a new approach to the problem of diminishing returns on archival releases. They've launched a new home entertainment label, the Warner Archive, a made-on-demand outfit that will offer a number of archival titles for $19.95 each through the new website WarnerArchive.com. Instead of mass-producing these DVDs, each one will be manufactured, along with its case art, as it is ordered. The shrink-wrapped DVD will then be shipped within five days of purchase.(read more...)

The Week in Classic Horror: March 14 - 20, 2009

I'm trying something new this week that will hopefully become a regular feature. Too often I read some really interesting blog post or news snippet and think to myself, "Gosh, the readers at Classic-Horror would dig this," only to be waylaid by the follow-up, "Yeah, but think of all the text regurgitation you'll have to do just to make it a proper news story." The actual news copy is the part I struggle with the most, so instead, I'm doing a weekly round-up of links to posts that I find noteworthy.(read more...)

Pennywise Floats Again: Stephen King's "It" Coming to Big Screen

Pennywise in the Sewer

The television miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the formative experiences of my horror fandom. Actually, it terrified my eight-year-old self so badly, it nearly prevented me from becoming a horror fan. That's neither here nor there. So when I read (over at The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment are developing a new feature-length adaptation of It for theaters, my interest is piqued. I made my peace with Pennywise several years ago and I look forward to seeing how a new creative team will handle King's ridiculously long (1000+ pages) novel. One member of that team that's already signed on is screenwriter Dave Kajganich (The Invasion), who is apparently also writing the Pet Sematary remake for Paramount.

And remember, we all float down here.

Theme Week: Reader's Choice

Back in December, we asked our readers to tell us which movies they'd like to see us review. We received a good number of responses and now, three months later, we've completed reviews for five of the requested movies. Which flicks made the final cut? You'll have to keep your eye on Classic-Horror for the next five days in order to find out. We'll be unveiling one title a day this week, starting Monday, March 9th and running through Friday, March 13th.(read more...)

Bill Moseley's "H2" Make-up is a "Madhouse"! A "Madhouse"!

H2 Poster

Rob Zombie's always been a very Internet-friendly director, posting tidbits about his projects to his MySpace as he works. His approach to H2, the sequel to his 2007 remake of Halloween, is no different. This morning he posted a black-and-white picture of Bill Moseley done up as his character, horror host Uncle Seymour Coffins, and classic horror fans may note that his make-up and costume seem quite familiar. Read on to see what I mean.

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"Let the Right One In" Cleans Up at the 2008 Cyber-Horror Awards!

Cyber-Horror Awards

Proving that one controversial list deserves another, list-making impresario B-Sol, owner of the Vault of Horror blog, gathered together the Cyber-Horror Elite, a motley collection of horror bloggers and site-runners, for his most ambitious aggregation of diverse opinions yet -- the 2008 Cyber Horror Awards. The nineteen participating Elite voted in twelve different categories, each one named in honor of a person who had contributed greatly to horror in the past (e.g. the Bernard Herrmann Award for Best Musical Score and the Jamie Lee Curtis Award for Best Actress). (read more...)

Robert Quarry (1925 - 2009)

Robert Quarry in Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Over at the Classic Horror Film Board, Ted Newsom reported the recent passing of actor Robert Quarry, star of Count Yorga, Vampire and its sequel, The Return of Count Yorga. Apparently Quarry had been in poor health for quite some time.(read more...)

Socially Network with Classic-Horror.com!

Nate's Twitter feed

Did you know that Classic-Horror.com is on Facebook, Livejournal, and MySpace? Did you also know that your humble Editor-in-Creep has a Twitter account, from which he continues to feed the demons of his attention deficit disorder? Well, you do now! We've established presences on these four social networking sites to keep in contact with our fans. Read on to discover where to find us.(read more...)

Die, Die, My Darcy: Horror Invades Jane Austen Novel in Two New Projects

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

When one weird crossover between English author Jane Austen and the horror genre is announced, it's amusing. When two are in the offing, you start to take notice. Word has been going around for the past couple months about Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which hits bookshelves on May 13, 2009. The book rewrites parts of Austen's literary classic Pride and Prejudice to include the walking dead. As the official press release puts it:(read more...)

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