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Halloween comes early (the film, that is) - Friday, August 31st 2007 2:49 PM
It was with a certain trepidation that I attended an advance screening of Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN in Hollywood last night (”advance” being a relative term - the film opened...
Ladies of Halloween put in an appearance at Dark Delicacies - Thursday, August 30th 2007 7:07 PM
ShockTillYouDrop.Com has a report on an autograph siging at Dark Delicacies - the kick-ass horror book store in Burbank - where Scout Taylor-Compton and Danielle Harris...
Halloween Pro Haunt updates - Thursday, August 30th 2007 1:13 PM
Well, after staying up to the wee hours updating information for this year's amateur yard haunts, I got up today and di the same for Professional Haunts. If you are already...
Halloween yard haunt updates - Thursday, August 30th 2007 2:41 AM
Many of Los Angeles's amateur yard haunts are already prepping for this Halloween presentations. Consequently, I've been updating our Amateur yard Haunts page. You will find...
Halloween - darkness at the end of summer - Wednesday, August 29th 2007 10:44 AM
A couple interesting articles on how big a business the Halloween season has become: Halloween Decorations Market Has Grown into a $3 Billion Business: In 2006...
Slicing up Sweeney - Tuesday, August 28th 2007 10:17 AM
Where would we be without all the gore-houd websites shrieking louder than Marion Crane taking a shower at the Bates Motel every time they think a few less drops of precious...
Halloween anniversary - next year - Friday, August 24th 2007 10:59 AM
Mark your calendars. Someone is planning to present a 3-day convention next year, celebrating the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter's original version of HALLOWEEN....
Some "Thing" Wicked This Way Comes - Thursday, August 23rd 2007 1:14 PM
I suppose that, in this day of home video entertainment - DVD, digital downloading, iPods, iPhones (what - haven't they found a way to beam movies directly into your...
Halloween clips - Thursday, August 23rd 2007 11:40 AM
Here are some clips from Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN remake, which opens next week. Some of this looks pretty good, but Michael Myers' escape is pretty lame. How does he overpower...
Cinematheque wraps up genre fest this week - Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 11:00 AM
The American Cinematheque's 7th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Films concludes this week. Tonight is a double bill of British Horror: HORROR HOTEL...
Seaview voyages into re-runs - Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 10:57 AM
American Life TV, which targets aging viewers with fond memories of the '60s, has purchased the rights to four science-fiction television series produced by the late Irwin...
Was Invasion director Hirschbiegel's body snatched? - Tuesday, August 21st 2007 10:46 AM
By now it's pretty much old news that THE INVASION (which opened this weekend) was a troubled production that got a thumbs down from Warner Brothers when director Oliver...
Tribute to Sherman Torgan - Friday, August 17th 2007 5:13 PM
Just got this from the American Cinematheque, which will be holding a tribute to the late owner of the New Beverly Cinema this Sunday... Sunday August 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM,...
Weekend Highlights - Friday, August 17th 2007 8:50 AM
After running out to see the first screening of THE INVASION this morning, you're probably wondering what else to do with your weekend. Here are some suggestions for horror...
Delubyo (Deluge) ends tonight - Wednesday, August 15th 2007 10:10 AM
Just a reminder: Tonight is your last chance to see the Deluby/Deluge exhibt of fantastic art by Louis Cordero at GIANT ROBOT - 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles. (310) 445-9276....
Masters of Horror signing - Monday, August 13th 2007 8:23 PM
A couple of opportunities to get autographs at Dark Delicacies in Burbank this week: Sherrilyn Kenyon will be signing her new book "Devil May Cry" at Dark Delicacies...
News & Notes - and the Future of This Blog - Monday, August 13th 2007 5:15 PM
As I've mentioned, I'm putting together a new website to create an online presence for the late lamented Cinefantastique magazine, which you can visit here:...
Rialto closing its doors - Sunday, August 12th 2007 9:40 AM
Sad news: The Rialto, one of the Los Angeles area's most venerable theatres, will be closing its doors this week. A neighborhood institution in South Pasadena, the theatre has...
Shaun of the Dead director in person - Friday, August 10th 2007 2:22 PM
As you know if you check out our Calendar section, HOT FUZZ and SHAUN OF THE DEAD will be screening on a double bill at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles this weekend. Well,...
Depp does Dark Shadows, Makeup Man Willim Tuttle shuffles off this mortal coil, and Cinefantastique Online - Sunday, August 5th 2007 11:35 AM
The posting has been light around here recently because I've been devoting my attentions elsewhere: You can find my appreciation of the late great makeup man William Tuttle...
The Other Side gets distribution deal - Thursday, August 2nd 2007 11:28 AM
I just got a press release in my e-mail, telling me that THE OTHER SIDE, Gregg Bishop's indepently shot action-horror-thriller, is scheduled for a limited theatrical release...
Ingmar Bergman & Michelangelo Antonioni, R.I.P. - Tuesday, July 31st 2007 10:28 AM
Within days, two of the most famous names in the world of European art house filmmaking have passed away: Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. Both men were known for...
Box Office: Simpsons have a cow - Monday, July 30th 2007 9:27 AM
I must admit I'm surprised at the success of THE SIMPSONS movie, which made its debut at #1 with $74-million. Yes, the popularity of the TV show indicates there was an audience,...
I Know Who Killed Me - but I won't tell the critics - Friday, July 27th 2007 8:52 AM
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME - the new mystery-thriller starring Lindsay Lohan - remained a mystery to critics, who were not permitted to screen the film in time to have their reviews...
New Beverly Cinema re-opens tonight - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 11:16 AM
Just a brief reminder: The New Beverly Cinema - which closed last week after owner Sherman Torgan died - is reopening tonight for its monthly Grindhouse Double Bill. Tonight's...