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"Repo! The Genetic Opera" to Slice Its Way to the Phoenix Area

Repo! The Genetic Opera poster

Classic-Horror.com is based out of Phoenix, AZ, so occasionally we provide horror news specific to that region. The big genre news for the Valley of the Sun right now is that at 10:00PM on December 4th, 2008, Chandler Cinemas in Chandler, AZ will be host a special, one-night-only screening of Repo The Genetic Opera with director Darren Lynn Bousman and screenwriter/composer Terrance Zdunich in attendance. This is part of a special four-city expansion of Repo's highly successful tour of independent cinemas across the United States.(read more...)

Alejandro Jodorowsky Double Feature in Chandler, AZ

Holy Mountain poster

If you live in the Phoenix area (as I do), then Chandler Cinemas has an extremely interesting double feature this weekend. On November 21st and 22nd, audiences can experience the bizarro one-two punch of Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo (1970) and Holy Mountain (1973). I'll let the press release do the talking, however, since they sum up the draw for both films far better than I could.(read more...)

Update on Twisted Pictures' Remakes of Val Lewton Chillers

The Body Snatcher poster

It's been nearly a year and a half since news came in about the option that Twisted Pictures (the genre arm of Evolution Entertainment) had picked up to produce remakes of four RKO chillers -- three based on films produced by Val Lewton and one unknown. Up until recently, we had very little news beyond that announcement, but thankfully some more information has come to light. Thansk to Variety.com, the fourth property is now known -- and it is not a Val Lewton film, nor is it horror.(read more...)

First Season of "Tales from the Darkside" Coming to DVD

Tales from the Darkside Season 1 DVD

In 1983, George A. Romero and his business partner Richard Rubinstein launched a horror anthology series entitled Tales from the Darkside. Made for syndication, the show presented a new tale of terror every week for four seasons, eventually making a total of ninety modestly-budgeted episodes. Many of the episodes were based on works by renowned authors like Stephen King, Robert Bloch, and Harlan Ellison. (read more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Hosts "Problem Child" Movie Marathon over Thanksgiving Weekend

Problem Child - The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Many people will join their extended families over Thanksgiving weekend and many will find bratty nieces, nephews, and cousins getting underfoot. The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York has a solution -- an eleven-film series at the Walter Reade Theater entitled "Problem Child: A Cinematic Display of Bad Behavior" that conclusively shows that persistent annoyance is the least of anybody's worries.(read more...)

MonstersHD.com Celebrates Thanksgiving with Zombies

The Rage 2007 still

I envy those who receive their television over satellite, because they have some great opportunities to watch horror-centric high-definition channels and all the trimmings such access entails. This year, for instance, Monsters HD is running a marathon of zombie movies over Thanksgiving weekend. However, they've taken pity on those of us who don't receive their channel -- they'll also have an undead two-fer available online. On November 27th, 2008, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985) and Robert Kurtzman's The Rage (2007) will make their MonstersHD.com debuts. Plus, the site will still have its usual smorgasbord of horror movie trailers and MonstersHD original presentations.

Interview with Horror Historian Tom Weaver

I Talked with a Zombie by Tom Weaver

Tom Weaver is one of the greatest assets horror fandom has. In the past twenty-one years, he's released nineteen books on fantastic and frightening films, many collections of interviews he's done with actors, directors, writers, producers, effects men, and composers who have contributed to our favorite genres.(read more...)

Paramount to Release Uncut DVD of "Friday the 13th"

Friday the 13th poster

One of the most-repeated fandom gripes I heard at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival was directed squarely at Paramount -- they won't release the uncut DVDs of the slasher movies that they produced and/or distributed in the 1980s, even when the materials are plainly available.(read more...)

New "Last House on the Left" DVD in 2009

Last House on the Left poster

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.

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival 2008 -- The Experience

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

Last weekend, I was at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival at Chandler Cinemas in Chandler, AZ. I met some incredible people, saw some great movies, and had an amazing time. Plus, as Classic-Horror.com was a sponsor for the event, I had the unique opportunity to see the site's name up in lights! What follows is the rundown on Friday and Saturday, the two days I was able to attend.

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