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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

| April 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

I’m trying to be creative in my approach to writing this review. I’m trying to find the right words that explain my point of view of the new film from Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz. It’s difficult because I don’t want to sound like I am giving too much, but the truth is, Edgar Wright, Simon […]

A Review of the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Chicago

A Review of the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Chicago

| February 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Fangoria Chicago Weekend of Horrors has ended. It was gory three days that ran from February 23rd-25th, 2007. Even the icy cold Chicago winter storms couldn’t keep the Midwest’s die-hard horror fans from coming out by the thousands. The Weekend of Horrors was packed full of monster shirt wearing, tattooed rockers and horror fans […]

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An Interview with Fangoria Editor Tony Timpone

An Interview with Fangoria Editor Tony Timpone

| February 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an exciting afternoon, because I’m about to talk with Tony Timpone, the editor of Fangoria Magazine. For those of you who have lived in a hole your entire life, Fangoria–known as Fango to the insider horror fans–is the most important horror publication of the last 25 years. Fangoria has an amazing website that […]

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Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Brings Three Monstrous Days to Chicago, February 23-25, 2007

Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Brings Three Monstrous Days to Chicago, February 23-25, 2007

| February 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Fangoria‘s Weekend of Horrors” convention invades the Chicago area February 23-25 with a monstrous line-up of top horror talent from both film and television. This annual fright-filled three-day event will take place at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Exciting guests and programs set for Fango’s Chicago blast include David Arquette, […]

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Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

| February 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Barton Blaze and Johnny Blaze are a father-and-son carnival motorcyclist stunt duo. Johnny’s father is dying from lung cancer, and in order to save him, Johnny foolishly is tricked into signing a deal with Mephistopheles, a form of the devil. Johnny exchanges his soul for his father’s health. Of course, he is backstabbed by Mephistopheles, […]

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Evil

Evil

| February 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Evil, line by writer/director Yorgos Noussia, is the new horror film from TLA Releasing’s “Danger After Dark.” Evil is a Greek zombie movie, shot in Athens, that claims to be an over-the-top gorefest inspired by the early films of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, obviously referring to Raimi’s Evil Dead and Jackson’s Dead Alive. Calling […]

Tenacious D in ‘The Pick of Destiny’

Tenacious D in ‘The Pick of Destiny’

| December 12, 2006 | 0 Comments

Just in time for the release of the movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. Titan Books has released the companion book by the same title. This is a nice companion piece to the film, which features an interview with the stars and co-writers Jack Black and Kyle Gass, along with an absolute ton […]

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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of ‘Friday the 13th’

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of ‘Friday the 13th’

| November 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Titan Books has just released the ultimate, definitive know-all book on one of the greatest horror franchises in American cinema history, Friday the 13th. The book is called Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, by Peter M. Bracke and it is just that–a complete history of the franchise thus far. Peter […]

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Saw III

Saw III

| November 1, 2006

“Saw 3” comes out just in time for Halloween for the third year in a row. This mega successful franchise that continues to grow just can’t be stopped. Taking place right where the sequel left off Jigsaw has disappeared and the cops are clueless. Jigsaw’s new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith) has become the operator and […]

Music Box Massacre 2

Music Box Massacre 2

| October 15, 2006 | 0 Comments

For several years the Movieside Film Festival has been throwing some of the best Chicago based independent film festivals around. Rusty Nails is the front man for Movieside and a hell of a fun host. His past festivals have had different themes and some great guests including Jack Hill, George Romero and Lloyd Kaufman. Those […]

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