Saturday, July 7, 2012

Viscera Film Festival All Horror by Women!



If you are not familiar with the Viscera Film Festival let me get you up to date.




Shannon Lark
The Viscera Film Festival was started by founder Actress/Writer/Director Shannon Lark (Lipstick, Psychic Experiment) 5 years ago.  She wanted to see a festival where women in horror were treated equally and were given a fair chance to showcase their work.
Lark runs the Festival and the yearly charity drives with her board members Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Pippi Hammon.  These three ladies know how to entertain and how to raise awareness.

Since starting the festival it has grown exponentially and in it's 5th year has become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  For the first time VFF will be held at the world famous Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA on July 7, 2012.

This is the first year Viscera FF is presenting a Feature Film and it is the Feature Directorial Debut of Danielle Harris (Halloween 4, Rob Zombie's Halloween) and produced by Jennifer Blanc (Dark Angel, The Victim)


Festival Line-up:
Feature Presentation 3:30pm
Among Friends (US)- Danielle Harris

Shorts Program 7:30pm
Baby Face (UK)- Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls (France)- Vinciane Millereau
Bloodtraffick (Hong Kong)- Jen Thym
Escape From Hellview (Israel)- Hadas Brandes
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You (USA)- Nadia Litz
Jump (UK)- Louisa Fielden
Nice Guys Finish Last (USA)- Kimberly McCollough
Sybling Rivalry (Under 18) (USA) - Tara-Nicole Azarian
The Dump (USA)- Rebekah McKendry
The Halloween Kid (UK)- Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After (UK)- Jen Moss
The Night Caller (USA)- Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye (France) - Caroline du Potet




Jennifer Blanc & Danielle Harris (Among Friends)



Follow Everything The VISCERA FILM FESTIVAL is doing for Genre Female Filmmakers throughout the Year on Facebook or their Official Website!







Friday, July 6, 2012

Ron Pearlman get's all "HELLBOY" for MAKE-A-WISH

I couldn't pass this story up when I read it.

Working in Show Business gives some people such a huge ego that you can't even stand to be in a room with them.
But here is an Actor, a very successful Actor at that, Mr. Ron Pearlman ('Sons of Anarchy) taking the time to make one kid's wish come true.

I love this.  More Actors should be this humble and give their time and in some cases, their characters, over to the public.




According to Spectral Motion (via SuperHeroHype), the special effects house that worked on the two "Hellboy" flicks, Zachary (seen above with Ron) wanted to meet and become the red, horned comic book hero for a day.

With Spectral Motion's help, Perlman was transformed into the hulking hero -- an idea he reportedly "loved."
Zachary was also done up in red makeup so he could step into Hellboy's hooves for a bit too.







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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lionsgate's Motion Poster for 'Dredd' Teasing a Comic-Con Screening

Everyone is getting ready for next weeks Comic-Con panels and looks like Lionsgate is going to get your attention with this poster.

I recently had a conversation with Director Sage Hall about Motion Graphic Posters.

A few years ago they released one for Terminator Salvation and A Haunting in Connecticut but I don't think they were a hit.


Technology being what it is now, I'm positive we will be seeing many more of these in the future.  Since Magazines and News Papers will be a thing of the past in 5-10 years. Digital Advertising will have to step up and be more creative and entertaining.

Take a look at the new DREDD 3D motion graphics poster art.





Dredd 3D opens in theaters on September 21.  Check out JudgementIsComing.com where you can register and learn more about the screening at Comic-Con.


Via: SuperHeroHype.com


Jamie Lee Curtis to appear at HorrorHound Convention in November!





The rumors are true.

Jamie Lee Curtis has agreed to attend her first-ever horror convention. ...

And it will also be her last!



Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on as the guest of honor at this November's HorrorHound Weekend event. The event will take place over the weekend of November 16-18th, 2012 at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.

Jamie Lee Curtis will be appearing at the event on both Saturday (November 17th) and Sunday (November 18th) for autograph sessions, photo-ops and an on-stage Q/A panel which is sure to be epic. This is a landmark opportunity for fans, as Jamie has never attended an event like this, nor provided horror fans with the opportunity to have their memorabilia signed in such a capacity. And it's all for charity, via the Starlight Children's Foundation. ALL monies earned from Jamie's autograph sessions, photo-ops and stage event will go directly to the Starlight Children's Foundation. In fact, part of the proceeds from HorrorHound Weekend's ticket sales will also be donated to this amazing charity as we will also be taking donations at the event for anyone wishing to help this cause further. More details about the charity and other ways you can help will be listed on this event's Web site when it is launched next month.

In conjunction with Jamie Lee Curtis' jump into the world of horror conventions, Jamie wanted to make sure that it was expressed that this will be a one time only appearance. Once this event is over, Jamie Lee Curtis will be retiring from the horror convention scene making this appearance all the more important for all those fans who have been patiently waiting for this moment and opportunity to meet one of the most iconic actors in horror history. This is IT!

Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actors Janet Leigh (Psycho) and Tony Curtis, began her horror career in one of the most important genre films ever produced: John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)! As central character, Laurie Strode, she helped create the modern day scream queen. This was firmly established thanks to her follow-up roles in The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train and Road Games. In 1981 she returned to the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween II. Soon after, Jamie started appearing in more high-end projects and comedies including such classics as Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, Blue Steel, My Girl and Forever Young. In 1994 Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred in James Cameron's True Lies. Soon after Jamie returned to the Halloween franchise with H20, released in 1998 (and again, appearing in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection). More noteworthy film releases followed, including Virus, Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks and Drowning Mona. More recently, Jamie has played a recurring character on the hit TV series NCIS.


This November HorrorHound Weekend event will include a packed vendor room and will boast a number of additional celebrity guests to be announced. Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis fans alike will want to assure they mark this date on their calendars!!! Please note that autograph tickets for Jamie Lee Curtis will be sold on horrorhoundweekend.com in advance of the event. This decision has been made to assure that people traveling for this appearance will know prior to booking their travel that they in fact are going to meet this screen legend. Ticket information will be available next month.


HorrorHound's annual November event is usually held in Cincinnati, Ohio, however, due to the popularity of this event, we decided to move our event to our more-established (and larger) hotel in Indianapolis. HorrorHound Weekend will return to Cincinnati on its new date: March 22-24th, 2013 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.


We urge people to learn more about the Starlight Children's Foundation by visiting http://www.starlight.org.


More details about HorrorHound Weekend can be found on-line at www.horrorhoundweekend.com. A full guest list and Web site for this November event will be on-line shortly.




Via HorrorHound.com

What if the Peanuts were Horror Villains?


Facebook.  It's where odd images get thrown around and you're surprised and amused.
Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting for posting this.

It's titled "Run for your life, Charlie Brown".



It's form 2011 and can be found from artist Dennis Davies on DeviantArt.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Universal Monsters get the Blu-Ray treatment in October


Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy and The Creature From The Black Lagoon are finally all together on Blu-ray. Universal will be releasing a massively awesome set called “Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection” on October 5th, and there are a ridiculous amount of extra features in addition to the horror flicks.

Production photos, behind-the-scenes stuff, trailers, tributes to Jack Pierce and Lon Chaney, Jr.

The movies have been together on DVD before with a decent collection of features, but this Blu-ray collection seems absolutely stunning. A big upgrade for true classics. Plus, there are books involved! Everyone loves reading. The big question is…at a pre-sale price of $112, is this a necessary upgrade or a dreamy luxury?

via: FilmSchoolRejects

Charlize Theron Shaves Her Head for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'


Looks like Charlize Theron (Monster, ├ćon Flux) was spotted in Namibia this week with her newly adopted son where she is about to start filming Mad Max: Fury Road any day.   Apparently Theron's character, Furiosa needs to have a shaved head.  Honestly, living in the desert, in Africa, in a post apocalyptic world, I can't imagine anyone having hair.

The film is a reinvention of the Mad Max series which made Mel Gibson a star.




Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) will star as Max.



 I have a deep respect for Theron. She manages to captivate me in almost every film she is in. Her Academy Award winning performance in Monster is what made her a household name, but she has really risen to be one of the best actresses in Hollywood and it has nothing to do with her Dior J'adore beauty


Tech Note:
The film was originally supposed to be shot with 3D cameras but that is not happening .  Now, according to news reports, Warner Bros. will be using Alexa digital cameras combined with Canon and Olympus DSLR's.

Warner Bros. is obviously trying to cut costs where it can and will employ digital 3D after the film is shot.  That didn't work out so well for some films (Clash of the Titans being one of them) but it did however, work out well for The Avengers.

 We shall see.


Hollywood Reporter & IndieWire