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Grindhouse Festivla returns with two wicked Christmas presents - Thursday, December 6th 2007 4:28 PM
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles has another Grindhouse double bill slated for later this month. True to the season, they will be screening BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) and...
Timber Falls Q&A with director Tony Giglio - Friday, November 30th 2007 7:11 PM
TIMBER FALLS is opening on Decmeber 7. I saw the film at Screamfest in Hollywood last October and was pleasantly surprised: the plot (religious loonies kidnap a couple out...
American Cinematheque presents The Pixar Story - Wednesday, November 28th 2007 2:49 PM
Here is the text of a press release on the event: HOLLYWOOD -The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents THE PIXAR STORY (2007, Disney/Pixar, 87 min.), a...
The Rocketz in Hollywood - Tuesday, November 27th 2007 1:12 PM
For me, one of the highlights of this years Knott's Scary Farm was the live performance by The Rocketz, a three-piece "power-billy" band that blasted out way cool tunes like...
Knott's Scary Farm 2007 video - part 3 - Monday, November 26th 2007 5:02 PM
This is ridiculously late, but I finally posted the third and final installment of Hollywood Gothique's video diary of the 2007 Knott's Halloween Haunt, including the Doll...
I Am Legend author in person - Monday, November 26th 2007 4:12 PM
Just got this announcement from Dark Delicacies book store: On Sunday December 2pm Dark Delicacies will hold a signing for author Richard Matheson who will be signing his...
Wright Stuff coming to the New Beverly - Monday, November 26th 2007 12:41 PM
During the month of December, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be featuring a series titled "The Wright Stuff," consisting of films selected by Edgar Wright (known to...
Reviews: The Mist, Enchanted - Monday, November 26th 2007 12:05 PM
Over at Cinefantastique Online, I have reviews of the two new fantasy films that opened this week: THE MIST and ENCHANTED. Both are rather disappointing. Not altogether bad, but...
Friday the 13th Part 3 - Cast & Crew Re-Union Video - Monday, November 19th 2007 12:13 AM
About a month ago, I wrote up an excerpt of anecdotes offered during the question-and-answer session after a screening of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 at the Screamfest film festival...
After Dark Horrorfest wrap-up - Friday, November 16th 2007 6:56 PM
Well, it took the stamina of Sysiphus, but I managed to get through all "8 Films to Die For" at this year's After Dark Horror fest. The fest continues through this weekend. If...
Magorium, Redacted, etc - Friday, November 16th 2007 6:52 PM
Unfortunatley, this blog has been a bit inactive since the Halloween season ended. I've been busy posting news and reviews at Cinefantastique Online, including the following:...
STORM WARNING Q&A with Director Jamie Blanks - Wednesday, November 14th 2007 8:32 AM
One of the strongest films at this year's Screamfest horror film festival was STORM WARNING, written by Everett DeRoche and directed by Jamie Blanks. It's about a couple out...
More After Dark Horrorfest reviews - Tuesday, November 13th 2007 8:48 AM
Seven down, one to go. In this post, I provided links to four of the "8 Films to Die For." Here are three more: Lake Dead The Deaths of Ian Stone Crazy Eights
After Dark Horrorfest rviews - Sunday, November 11th 2007 9:52 AM
Over at Cinefantastique Online, I have posted reviews of four of the eight films from this year's After Dark Horrorfest: Borderland Mulberry Street Nightmare Man Tooth and...
Nightmare Man: Rolfe Kanefsky Interview - Thursday, November 8th 2007 1:57 AM
NIGHTMARE MAN is one of the "8 Films to Die For" opening tomorrow as part of this year's After Dark Horror Festival. I have an interview with writer-director Rolfe Kanefsky...
Mr. Magorium's Not So Wonderful Emporium - Wednesday, November 7th 2007 10:53 AM
I approached MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM with almost equal parts anticipation and dread: anticipation because writer-director Zach Helm scripted STRANGER THAN FICTION, one of...
Seaside Haunt 2007 video - final farewell? - Sunday, November 4th 2007 11:29 PM
Made it out to the final night of Seaside Haunt's 2007 presentation. We were just too busy to get out to Ventura during October; since they stayed open through Saturday,...
Halloween's Last Gasp: Molar Manor - Sunday, November 4th 2007 9:11 AM
Well, this is the final day, Halloween fans. Molar Manor is the last haunt to keep its doors open. It runs from dusk till the line dies tonight. After that, you have to wait...
Halloween Horrors - in the eye and mind of the beholder? - Saturday, November 3rd 2007 2:54 PM
Yahoo News has an odd editorial by Susan Estrich titled "Halloween Horrors." I say "odd" because it is one of those opinion pieces wherein the author feels content to offer a...
Old Town still Haunting - Saturday, November 3rd 2007 12:41 AM
It is one of the unfortunate facts of this business that we cannot get to all the Halloween attractions as early in the season as we would like to; consequently, new and...
Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2007, Part 2 - Thursday, November 1st 2007 1:58 PM
You've heard me say it before: there are too many yard haunts to get to all of them in a single Halloween night. That's why we snuck out early for Part 1 of our 2007 Halloween...
Hallowen is over - but not quite yet - Thursday, November 1st 2007 1:17 PM
Going through Halloween withdrawls? Take solace in the fact that not all Halloween attractions have closed shop for another year; a handful run through this weekend:...
Pirate Cave video - Thursday, November 1st 2007 11:02 AM
Check out this video visit to the Pirate Cave on Halloween Night. Along the way, we ran into a couple of other interesting amateur yard haunts in the Northridge area.
Fake teeth contain lead - Thursday, November 1st 2007 1:14 AM
I wish I'd run across this New York Times article earlier. Hopefully its warning will arrive in time, before the damage is done: The Consumer Product Safety Commission...
House of Restless Spirits - review - Wednesday, October 31st 2007 9:44 AM
The House of Restless Spirits is without a doubt our big yard haunt discovery of 2007. Of course, it's not really a "discovery" - the haunt has been around for several years -...