On that note....
Horror's 'Shock Value' Redefined In The 1960s : NPR
An interview with the author of Shock Value and an excerpt.
CARNOSAUR 2 Director Louis Morneau to Helm WOLFMAN Reboot, WEREWOLF
Really shooting for the moon here aren't they?Last month we reported that Universal hadn’t given up the ghost on their Wolfman franchise and intended to reboot it as “Werewolf“. The reboot would reportedly have more in common with George Waggner’s original 1941 film The Wolf Man than last year’s film. Now Movieline (who broke the story about the reboot) is reporting that Universal has hired Louis Morneau to direct Werewolf. Who is Louis Morneau? Well, did you know that Joy Ride, the remake of The Hitcher, and Carnosaur all had sequels? It’s true! And the man who directed those sequels, along with the 1999 Lou Diamond Phillips horror flick Bats, was Morneau. My interest in Werewolf just increased ten-fold.
And the same author is currently writing a series for Slate on How To Fix Horror.
How to fix horror, Part III: Embrace the remake. (1) - By Jason Zinoman - Slate Magazine
I haven't read the whole thing, but... I don't think anything is wrong with "horror" so much as what Hollywood thinks of horror.
YouTube - ‪Exclusive: Debut Trailer of JUAN OF THE DEAD! Cuba's 1st Horror Film!‬‏
JUAN OF THE DEAD Looks Awesome!
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I love zombie movies. I don't care if it's a played-out genre, I love end-of-the-world cannibal apocalypse stuff, and much of the fun of it is imagining yourself if and when the zombies do come. It's like when RED DAWN came out, my friends would spend hours thinking up scenarios about what we'd do if the Russians parachuted into Houston. There's been so many riffs on the genre since Romero's original classic. But I've never seen one quite like this.
Latino Review's got the exclusive look at what looks to be Cuba's first horror film, and budget issues aside, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Zombie films have taken on the subject of immigration before - that's what's wonderful about zombie films, they make the best social commentary of any horror genre - but I don't think we've ever seen a zombie apocalypse shot inside Cuba before. If Fantastic Fest scores this movie, I'm all over it. Please, Fantastic Fest, score this movie.
Cold Fish Unrated Theatrical Release Locations Unveiled | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
LA: August 6 and 7. Check local listings for show times.
-Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036. (323) 655-2510Synopsis
When Shamotoʼs teenage daughter was caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps to resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Shamotoʼs daughter work at their fish store. Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple...who force him to get his hands dirty in their brutal business. Inspired by true events, COLD FISH is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.
The Academy Library to Archive Mondo Posters including New FRANKENSTEIN Poster by Drew Struzan
Here’s the press release:
ACADEMY LIBRARY AND ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
TO ARCHIVE ART MOVIE POSTERS FROM MONDO
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library is partnering with the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theater chain to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters designed by contemporary graphic artists. The first group of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo posters arriving at the Herrick will include the latest print, a poster for the classic horror film “Frankenstein” (1931), created by Drew Struzan.
The Alamo Drafthouse began producing limited-edition silkscreen posters in 2003. Mondo, the company’s art boutique, now produces more than 120 posters annually, and through it prominent artists such as Martin Ansin, Shepard Fairey, Olly Moss, Tyler Stout and Ken Taylor are commissioned to create new art for classic films, as well as alternative posters for contemporary movies such as “Inglourious Basterds,” “True Grit” and “Thor.”
“We are always seeking out the unusual, and the Mondo collection certainly fits the bill,” said the Academy’s graphic arts librarian, Anne Coco. “We are looking forward to working with the Alamo Drafthouse to ensure that its contribution to the art of movie posters will be around for future generations to appreciate.”
This ongoing gift from the Alamo Drafthouse will be housed along with the Herrick’s existing collection of more than 38,000 movie posters. The posters in the library’s collection are stored in climate-controlled vaults, and are scanned and entered into the library’s online catalog, where they can be viewed by the public.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Academy for its interest in archiving Mondo’s poster collection,” said Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael. “We’re fans of movie art, first and foremost, and to have our artists’ work archived alongside some of the classics of movie poster art is an incredible honor.”
The Margaret Herrick Library poster collection includes a wide range of works created by noted graphic artists, such as the Stenberg brothers’ constructivist poster for “Man with a Movie Camera” and Wiktor Gorka’s arresting poster for the Polish release of “Cabaret.” The library also holds all of the film posters designed by Saul Bass, including his groundbreaking key art for “The Man with the Golden Arm.”
Adam Green is Digging Up the Marrow - ShockTillYouDrop.com
Adam Green wants to explore a new medium: documentary filmmaking. While he has sat in the interviewee seat on a number of occasions for various docs, he has yet to direct one. That will change, however. He recently stated:
"Now is as good a time as any to also drop the news that my good friend (and my favorite artist of all time) Alex Pardee and I are working together on a documentary about 'monster art' that we’ve already begun production on. We’ve been referring to the project as DIGGING UP THE MARROW- but don’t expect too many other details on it for a while. It’s a documentary so production is going to be spread out over a long time- but if you love genre based art and have often wondered what kind of reality an artist’s fantastical creature design comes from, I think you’ll find this project fascinating."