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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Breck Eisner Remaking Romero's "The Crazies"

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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

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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...)

Kevin G. Shinnick Talks "Scarlet the Film Magazine"

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There's a new genre magazine on the block -- Scarlet the Film Magazine -- but classic cinema buffs might recognize something old in these pages. Scarlet is the spiritual successor of Scarlet Street, the now-defunct horror/mystery mag edited by the late Richard Valley. Scarlet publisher Kevin G. Shinnick was kind enough to talk with Classic-Horror about how this new periodical came about and the difficulties of putting out a print magazine in the age of the Internet.(read more...)

Shocktober Foreign Frights: Spain

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For our tribute to Spanish horror, we're focusing on the works of three of the country's best-known directors (Jesus Franco, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, and Paul Naschy) as well as two newer talents, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.(read more...)

Classic-Horror.com Sponsors the 2008 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

Classic-Horror.com is pleased to announce itself as a proud sponsor of the 2008 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, taking place October 23-26 at Chandler Cinemas in Chandler, Arizona. The Festival kicks off Thursday night with a screening of the Sundance Selection Donkey Punch (2008). Then on Friday, the screenings start flowing and they continue throughout the weekend. In addition to the  festival selections in the categories of horror (Farmhouse, Rapturious, and Rob Schmidt's The Alphabet Killer) and sci-fi (Alien Raiders, Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth, and Ray Bradbury's Chrysalis), there are also a bevy of shorts. Not enough?(read more...)

Shocktober Foreign Frights: Mexico / South America

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Each week in October this year, as part of our Shocktober Classics event, we'll be spotlighting different regions of the world that have significantly contributed to the horror genre, with new reviews for that region's films from Monday to Friday of that week(read more...)

Announcing Shocktober Classics 2008: Foreign Frights

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Last year's Shocktober Classics marathon of 23 reviews (plus three bonus reviews) dedicated to four of horror's greatest directors was a raging success, turning out some of the site's best reviews and drawing a ton of new readers. This year we're doing it again, but with a much broader theme.

Shocktober Classics 2008 will be devoted to Foreign Frights, with theme weeks devoted to the thrills and chills coming from four different areas of the world, plus a fifth week of reviews devoted to various other countries. Even with a new review every Monday-Friday, there's just too much to cover, so expect bonus reviews and features throughout the month.

Here's what the month looks like:(read more...)

George A. Romero Filming New Zombie Movie

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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...)

Trevor Matthews and Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) interview

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The horror-comedy Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer just wrapped up a three-city limited release in preparation for the DVD from Anchor Bay which hits shelves October 7th, 2008. The film, directed by Jon Knautz from a screenplay he co-wrote with John Ainsley, stars Trevor Matthews (who also has story and producer credits on the flick) as a plumber who must battle horrific beasties unwittingly unleashed by Professor Crowley (Robert Englund) upon a junior college. At Comic-Con this year, we had the opportunity to sit down with Matthews and Knautz (as well as the non-talkative composer Ryan Shore and producer Patrick White) and ask them about their wild and crazy film.

Classic-Horror: Who wants to tell me a little bit about what Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is about?

Trevor Matthews: I don't think anyone wants to tell you anything about that.

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