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Posted on July 1, 2019

NEW SHUDDER DOCUMENTARY TO EXPLORE HISTORY OF QUEER HORROR CINEMA
Written and Directed by Sam Wineman, Executive Produced by ​Horror Noire​’s Phil Nobile Jr. and Kelly Ryan

Earlier this year, Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, released ​Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror​, to widespread acclaim. The documentary shed new light on how African American characters and creators were used—and misused—across a century of genre cinema.

For its next original documentary, Shudder has teamed up with writer/director Sam Wineman (whose award-winning short, ​The Quiet Room, ​is coming to Shudder this summer), ​Horror Noire executive producers Phil Nobile Jr. (​Fangoria​’s Editor-in-Chief) and Kelly Ryan of Stage 3 Productions, and consulting producer Michael Varrrati (​Dead for Filth​) to explore the complex, fascinating story of queer horror on film. The project is expected to premiere next year, Shudder announced.

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Debbie Wiseman   LGBTQ, Shudder0

Posted on July 1, 2019

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Atlanta, “Scream” features a brand-new cast of characters destined to fall prey to the mysterious killer known as “Ghostface.” The series centers on Deion Elliot, a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future… and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. The return of the iconic Ghostface marks the first time the mask will be shown in a TV series and will feature Roger L. Jackson’s voice.

VH1’s “Scream” is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Brett Matthews (“Legacies,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural”) will serve as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are Producers. Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter are Executive Producers for VH1.

I’m kind of glad they are out of Woodsboro for this one. I don’t know why anyone would keep living in that town at this point. I kind of hoped the show would have been like this, a different cast and location each season, like Slasher on Netflix. Too bad it can’t continue.

Debbie Wiseman   Horror TV Shows0


Posted on June 30, 2019

From LFCC

I’ve added photos of Adrienne Barbeau & Tom Atkins to the gallery from LFCC last year.
Also my photos with Adrienne and Steven Yeun too 🙂

Lainy   Conventions0

Posted on June 28, 2019

Horror streaming service Shudder are constantly adding new content to their library. Here are some highlights for this past week and some of what will be added in July:

June 24
Stranger by the Lake (2013, Alain Guiraudie)
Frank spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. One day, he meets Michel, an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. Starring: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao

July 1
Prince of Darkness (1987, John Carpenter)

When a physics professor and his research students are asked to come to an old abandoned church, they don’t expect to find a large glass canister of swirling green liquid. As their investigation continues they uncover the shocking truth—the ooze is really the essence of the Devil himself, and the students have disturbed his slumber! They must fight together to keep Satan and his minions at bay and prevent him from bringing about the apocalypse. Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Susan Blanchard, Alice Cooper

The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)

When writer Jack Torrance, who has a history of alcoholism and child abuse, takes a job as winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, he, his wife and their psychic young son will be isolated until spring. But once the first blizzard closes the road out, the accumulated power of evil deeds committed at the hotel begins to drive Jack mad. Now there may be no escape for his wife and son amidst the madness, memory and family violence. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers (Also available on Shudder Canada)

Vault of Horror (1973, Roy Ward Baker)
Trapped in the basement vault of an office building, five men recount macabre visions of vampires, voodoo and more. From Amicus, the legendary British house of horror which pioneered the anthology, comes five classic tales of terror based on original, legendary EC Comics. Starring: Dawn Addams, Tom Baker, Denholm Elliot (Also available on Shudder Canada)

July 8
Stake Land (2010, Jim Mickle)
Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation’s abandoned towns and cities, and it’s up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent’s New Eden. Starring: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis

Stake Land II a.k.a. The Stakelander (2016, Dan Berk, Robert Olsen)
Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America after his home is destroyed, with only a distant memory of his vampire-hunting mentor, Mister, to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin goes in search of the one man who can help him get revenge. Starring: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Laura Abramsen

July 15
All the Colors of the Dark (1972, Sergio Martino)
The luscious Edwige Fenech gives the performance of her career as a woman tormented by visions of Satanic violence, hallucinatory horror and psychosexual insanity. Starring: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov (Also available on Shudder Canada)

July 22
The Transfiguration (2016, Michael O’Shea)
Set in Queens, this atmospheric drama focuses on 14-year-old Milo, a troubled outsider who takes refuge in the vampire mythology he studies to the point of obsession. When a chance encounter with neighbour Sophie leads him to develop new, romantic feelings, Milo struggles to suppress his dark urges—and a terrible secret. Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten

Debbie Wiseman   Shudder0

Posted on June 27, 2019

Look, let’s cut to the chase scene through the abandoned coal mine: summer rules. That’s a fact. The days are longer, the beach beckons, and good time vibes abound. But, if you’re a fragile, overthinking chihuahua like me, the pressure to have a good time can be a little debilitating. People relax and cut loose during the summer. That is the purpose of the season (in this hemisphere anyway). But much like trying to fall asleep after a cup of coffee (an unrelatable scenario that I would know nothing about), trying to have an aspirationally chill summer is easier dreamt of while scrolling #summerfeels on Instagram than done.

For the full article go to FilmSchoolRejects.com

Lainy   Articles0


Posted on June 20, 2019

KID CUDI, JEFFREY COMBS, BRUCE DAVISON,
DJ QUALLS & BIG BOI JOIN SHUDDER’S CREEPSHOW

Shudder Announces Additional Story Written by Award-Winning Horror Novelist David J. Schow
and Directed by Series Showrunner Greg Nicotero

June 20, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced additional casting for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series, executive produced by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Joining the cast are Grammy winners Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton), along with Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural). Shudder also revealed the final Creepshow story, “The Finger,” written by award-winning horror novelist David J. Schow (The Crow) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero.

DJ Qualls will star in “The Finger,” a previously unannounced Creepshow story written by David J. Schow and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero. Kid Cudi and Jeffrey Combs will star in “Bad Wolf Down,” written and directed by Rob Schrab. Bruce Davison will star in “Night of the Paw,” written by John Esposito. Big Boi is featured in “The Man in the Suitcase” written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner (The Ritual).

The new cast join Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, David Arquette, Tobin Bell, Tricia Helfer and Dana Gould, who were previously announced to star in various Creepshow stories.

Shudder has now announced all twelve segments that will make up Creepshow’s six-episode season. They are, in alphabetical order:

“All Hallows Eve”  

Written by: Bruce Jones

Directed by: John Harrison

Even then they’re a little too old, this group of friends still want to trick-or-treat but getting candy isn’t all they are looking for.

“Bad Wolf Down”

Written by: Rob Schrab

Directed by: Rob Schrab

A group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, finds an unconventional way to even the odds.

“By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”

Story by: Joe Hill, adapted by Jason Ciaramella

Directed by: Tom Savini

Her dad died looking for the monster living at the bottom of Lake Champlain, and now, will she?

“The Companion”

Story by: Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, adapted by Matt Venne

Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)

A young boy, bullied by his older brother, sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a supernatural force.

The Finger

Written by: David J. Schow (The Crow)

Directed by: Greg Nicotero

An unhappy man discovers a severed, inhuman appendage on the street and brings it home, where it grows into a loyal companion with some deadly quirks.

“Gray Matter”

Story by: Stephen King, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi

Directed by: Greg Nicotero

Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.

“The House of the Head”  

Written by: Josh Malerman (Bird Box)

Directed by: John Harrison

Evie’s discovers her new dollhouse might be haunted.

“Lydia Layne’s Better Half”  

Story by: John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, adapted by John Harrison

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)

A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.

“The Man in the Suitcase”  

Written by: Christopher Buehlman

Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)

A college student brings the wrong bag home from the airport only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside, afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold.

“Night of the Paw”

Written by: John Esposito

Directed by: John Harrison

A lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate  ‘be careful what you wish for’ story.

“Skincrawlers”

Written by: Paul Dini & Stephen Langford

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)

A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.

“Times is Tough in Musky Holler”

Written by: John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story

Directed by: John Harrison

Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.

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Debbie Wiseman   Creepshow, Shudder0

Posted on June 18, 2019

There are many new collections at horror t-shirt company Fright Rags, but my favourite are the Omen shirts, along with this awesome Damien pin:

Check out the whole collection here.

Debbie Wiseman   Horror - General0

Posted on June 18, 2019

Harley and his family attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

Debbie Wiseman   Horror Trailers0