Help Dario Argento and Iggy Pop bring us The Sandman!


The master of Italian horror Dario Argento is teaming up with one of the world’s most energetic punk icons Iggy Pop in an attempt to darken the holidays with horror. In an effort to keep his next film as pure as possible (maybe due to studio intrusion on his previous effort, the lackluster Dracula 3D) Mr. Argento has started a crowd-funding campaign for this new project.
According to the pitch, this crowd-funded film will be a tribute to the films of Argento and his entire career, a chance to put a juicy horrific cherry on top of a long and storied career. Casting Iggy Pop in the lead role is just the chocolate sauce on top of the cherry.
The Sandman is based on a German short story dating back to 1816, originally told by author E.T.A. Hoffman. According to this legend, The Sandman was someone who stole the eyes of any children that wouldn’t just close them and go to sleep, then he’d go feed them to his hungry children on the moon.
It sounds like a great role for Iggy Pop, running around snatching out the eyeballs of children. Bring in the passionate direction of Dario Argento, and it begins to shape up as a film any horror fan definitely would like to see. The director says he is “tired of Christmas movies showing goodness. Beauty, snowflakes, sleds pulled by reindeer. I’m tired of these things. I’d rather have a Christmas movie where there is also strength, violence, horror, and this is what I am going to do.”


Check out the indiegogo campaign for the film here for some great perks including T-shirts, posters, signed Iggy Pop action figures (!), all the way up to a spot as an extra on the film and much more.
In fact even the smallest contribution of 5$ will get everyone a subscription to the unique new streaming service, which features thousands of horror classics, including several Argento films.
And if you need more convincing, check out the video below and try not to get hypnotized by the words of Mr. Pop, who is destined to play The Sandman in this future holiday classic.

Happy Halloween, a new short film from Adam Green!


To help kick off the season of the witch, director Adam Green and ArieScope Pictures have delivered a brand new creepy short film for our enjoyment!
For the past 16 years, ArieScope has released a new short film in time for Halloween, with the same rule of “one night, no budget, no stress”. They are a fun horror-loving company that has created tons of passionate and funny shorts, many of which you can see archived here.
My personal favorite is 2012’s “Driving Lessons”, where we finally learn who taught Michael Myers to drive a car while he was locked up for all those years…


From a company who knows horror and a director who definitely loves the genre, please enjoy the newest short from ArieScope, “Happy Halloween”!

20 horrific recipes for your Halloween party!


With Autumn and the Halloween season rapidly approaching, we decided it was high time at Horror Homework to bring you a list of unique recipes and decorations for you to darken your dinner parties this year. Check out the following list of creative ideas to scare aware all of your guests this season!

Adam’s Ribs.This is as simple as it gets. Two barbecued racks of ribs and a heart made from a red bell pepper. For a super creepy added touch grill some sausage links and cover in bbq sauce — instant entrails!!
Recipe here.

Another take on this, a meat feast where you get to crack open his delicious ribs and devour everything from his face to his entrails!
 A meat hand. Delicious meat loaf covered in cheese, using slivers of onions for bones and fingernails.
Just add ketchup for that super gruesome detail.
Spider cookies. Nothing more frightening than thinking you have just bitten into a huge chunk of spider. Just take a toothpick and drag out the melting chocolate chips into legs while the cookies are cooling.
More here.
Meatloaf zombies/ mummies.
Who doesn’t love the flesh of a cow ground into bits covered in the fleshy fatty goodness of it’s friend the delicious pig, all molded into the face of the undead?
Necronomicon pizza. We must try this because it is so damn cool!
Intestines for dessert made with puff pastry and cherry pie filling. She has some good ideas about savory substitutions as well with sloppy joe’s or taco meat, even shredded pork in bbq sauce would do the trick.
Learn how to make your very own edible entrails here.
Do it yourself vampire blood lollipops. You could get creative and add candy bugs to them or edible fondant body parts.
Black “poisoned” candy apples.
Found here.
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Any dried cured meats would serve as flesh for a great meat and cheese tray, prosciutto being the best of course. Cranberry horseradish spread would not only taste great but make really good curdled blood for spreading on crackers with meat.
Severed children’s fingers. You can also use a vegetable peeler and skin them to make it look like the nail bed has been ripped off.
Found here.
Marinated mozzarella eyeballs. It would also be great to add to an antipasto salad, the meat would look like chunks of flesh.
Seen here.
The Halloween human torso appetizer is pretty cool idea using an assortment of veggies and cheeses.
Find out how to make one here.

Medusa ice face and hands punch. For an extra creepy touch make the hands and face with cranberry juice cocktail or cherry/fruit punch. I recommend peach vodka & crown royal and cranberry! It’s called a Royal Flush.

Carrie cake.
Pretty simple idea : just bake cake, add barbie, then cover in edible blood.
Spied here.

Bat wings. Just add black food coloring to your normal wing sauce. Looks creepy.
Spotted here.


Pork dumplings look a lot like brains! Just saying.
Recipe here.
Pork Wonton Mini-brains. A111113 Food & Wine Halloween w/Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Oct 2012
The Bloody Brain Hemorrhage shooter. Looks cool but doesn’t sound like it would taste great.
Seen here.
Do it yourself pumpkin keg!
Find out how here.
Just a simple carved mushroom but great for a Halloween veggie tray.
Jello blood worms. Add liquor and slurp up delicious worms till your drunk!

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Help support independent horror with Bad Medicine!


If there is one trend in horror films I would love to see replace the current glut of remakes, prequels and re-imaginings, it would be more anthology films!
Although most attempts at this type of film are generally uneven, they still tend to entertain most of the time. The shorter lengths help the cause, and if you didn’t care for one story or style, maybe the next one will prove more to your liking. In most cases, even if every short isn’t a home run it is usually possible to find something to enjoy.
Personally, I would love to see more films like this, where a collection of different writers and directors get to play in a loosely-shared world. There are so many short films out there waiting to be seen, and much of the time they get lost in the shuffle at film festivals and buried on Youtube channels. Bringing them to the big screen is a fine idea, and a trend to get behind!
In fact, this coming year will bring us several new attempts at the horror anthology, including The ABC’s Of Death 2 and XX, the first ever anthology directed exclusively by women.
With any luck (and some generous donations), we will also see Bad Medicine, a new anthology from Venomous Little Man Productions, creators of “Ascension”.
The crew of VLM seem to have their heads in the right place regarding practical effects and their intention is to bring true horror to the screen!


According to the press release :

Bad Medicine is a feature length, psychological horror film. It takes place in a mental health ward during a therapy session, where the participants tell their individual stories of the horrific and shocking events that led them to be where they are now. The film is a horror portmanteau featuring five short films bound together by a wrap -around story.
With filming scheduled to start in December 2014 in and around Birmingham, “Bad Medicine” was written by Amazon #1 bestselling horror author DAVE JEFFERY, and is the follow-up to the highly successful “Ascension”, which scooped the “Best Director” gong at the 2013 Bram Stoker Film Festival for JAMES HART.
It is no coincidence that some of the actors who worked on VLM’s previous film have not hesitated to sign up again for this next thrilling project. Based on the praise that “Ascension” received, they have all jumped at the chance to be part of what promises to be another “scarily-good” film.
“Bad Medicine” will be edited by Richard O’Connor. As the prime editor on award-winning “Ascension”, O’Connor has extensive experience in lighting and stage design and an impressive history of theatre.


For more information, you can find their indiegogo campaign here, currently underway until October 30th. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out Venomous Little Man and help support independent horror!

Extreme Pinocchio comes to the Diabolique Film Festival!


French filmmaker Pascal Chind is a madman. Let’s just get that out of the way.
Need proof? Here is the synopsis for his new short film, Extreme Pinocchio :

Patrick, a dwarf junkie (and father-to-be) wants to clean up his act. But his dealers (the Cat and the Fox) have something else in mind: Patrick has to dress up as Pinocchio to steal money from a pedaphilic, schizophrenic, psychopath who thinks he’s Geppetto… 


The film is a berserk and stylish re-interpretation of the classic story, told in an undeniably endearing way. The look of the film is unique with its oddball diesel-punk aesthetic, something Chind used to great effect in his previous film Short Cut, which has gone on to become one of the most broadcast shorts on French television.
You can see his debut film below:

About Extreme Pinocchio, the director says :

Fairy-tales are often violent, and for me Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio is one of the most brutal. There have been several film adaptions of the story (the most famous being Disney’s 1940s cartoon, of course), but I wanted to create my own, modern version, and play on the fears of today’s society.

My Extreme Pinocchio is deliberately politically incorrect. It takes the story out of its original context, and drops it smack bang into the unsavoury suburban slums of a faceless, modern city, where Gepetto is a pervert, Jiminy is a 10cm-tall rapper and the Blue Fairy is a transvestite. Patrick becomes a real-life ‘puppet’ when he agrees to steal money for his dealers and thus condemn himself to a lifetime of physical enslavement at the hands of Gepetto.

The themes of childhood and fatherhood run through the original book. I’ve made this the starting point for my film’s dark comedy: In Extreme Pinocchio’s upside-down world, loving, fatherly Gepetto is a psychopathic ogre of questionable repute, who lives in a world of toys and thinks that Pinocchio (because he is small) is a child.

And Patrick/Pinocchio (a little adult man) is about to become a father yet gets mistaken for a boy.The characters in my film live in a modern society, peppered with the relics of days gone by. I love mixing eras, fashions and technology to create new worlds that both surprise audiences and give them enough material to identify with. I like entertaining people by unsettling them and plunging them into dark, comical, retro-futuristic atmospheres.
This is what I hope to do with Extreme Pinocchio.


Extreme Pinocchio is currently touring the film festivals, and will be showing at the Diabolique Festival in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, September 20th.
For more info about the Diabolique International Film Festival, see here.
For more screening chances and options to see Extreme Pinocchio for yourself, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out the trailer for the film below.

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Artist Alex Pardee illustrates the monsters of Cabin In The Woods!


Opening today September 5th 2014 at Gallery 1988 West is an art tribute show to film-maker Joss Whedon. Similar to the gallery’s previous shows paying respect to Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams, a wide variety of artists from around the world have been given the freedom to create their art based on the world Joss Whedon has built over the course of his career. So, anything from Buffy to Firefly is on the table (excluding The Avengers, as they already had an Avengers-specific showing a few years ago) and many awesome artists have created some pretty amazing pieces.
One of my favorite artists, Alex Pardee, has taken his inspiration from the long list of monsters and creatures that were on display in the ground-breaking 2012 flick Cabin In The Woods, which was written and produced by Whedon. Collected below are Mr. Pardee’s contributions to the unique art show which opens today and will remain on display until September 27th.


The 1988 West Gallery is located at 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA.
More information about the show can be found at the Gallery 1988 website, and much more from Alex Pardee can be found here.

Please enjoy the “Zoology Department” series by Alex Pardee below :

Wraith :

Dismemberment Goblins :


Vampire :


Zombie Redneck Torture Family :


Sexy Witch :


Alien Beast :


The Twins :


Giant :


The Doll :


The Bride :


Angry Molesting Tree :


Zombie :


Demon :


Dragon Bat :


Witch :


Clown :


Giant Snake :


Hell Lord :


The Scarecrow Folk:


Sugarplum Fairy :


Snowman :


Deadite :


The Doctor :


Sasquatch :


Reptilius :


Mummy :


The Reanimated :


The Huron :


Unicorn :


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Artist Matthew Therrien enters The Gates Of Misery!


The Gates Of Misery is a new project coming soon (with your help) from the mind of illustrator Matthew Therrien and a group of talented writers straight from the movies!
Described as a true passion project by all involved, The Gates Of Misery is a new anthology comic book series, a throwback to the glory days of EC comics and the creepy tales of terror we all grew up with.
Illustrated by Matthew, the premiere issue will contain original stories from young horror film directors Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Steven Kostanski (Manborg) and Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks : Monster Slayer) and colored by Shira Haberman (Manborg: The Official Comic).


Each story will follow a different unique character who finds themselves trapped within the Gates Of Misery, and is being created with us horror fans in mind. This series is speaking directly to the independent horror community, for anyone who wants more from their modern comics. The series premise possesses the potential for infinite possibilities of stories set in this dark and strange world, and if the caliber of talent on board for the first issue is any indicator, we are all in for a real treat with this book!

Artist Matthew Therrien has a Facebook page where you can see a large selection of his horror art, and proof of the passionate horror fan behind this project. A few of my favorite examples of his work can be seen below.




There is also a new Facebook page in support of this project, and of course, a Kickstarter campaign accepting donations now. This type of project is the perfect thing for crowd-funding, in my opinion. Independent artwork from passionate genre people, who want to give us something we are asking for. They are offering up some great incentives on the finished book for those who donate, so be sure and check out their Kickstarter campaign here and give if you can.
I know I will be, and am greatly looking forward to seeing this unique project on my shelf in the near future!


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“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is one of us.


Last weekend, Marvel’s latest production destroyed critics and the box office alike with Guardians of the Galaxy. A perfectly entertaining summer movie made with undeniable passion and genuine weirdness, much of the credit for it’s success is due to hard-working writer/director James Gunn.
For many mainstream movie-goers, his name may not ring many bells. But for us astute students of horror, he has been on the radar for a long time and is finally getting the recognition he deserves.
This madman marvel got his humble start at the legendary Troma studios nearly twenty years ago, writing the low-budget classic Tromeo and Juliet for the studio. Serving as an associate director on that film as well, Gunn’s roots at Troma run deep as you can see from Lloyd Kaufman’s quick cameo in the new film.


Learning the trade of low budget film-making from Mr. Kaufman (and even co-writing the book All I Need To Know About FILMMAKING I Learned From THE TOXIC AVENGER) Gunn began making his name in Hollywood as the screenwriter of the two live-action Scooby Doo films. He followed those up with the excellent script for 2004’s remake of “Dawn of the Dead“, one of the most widely accepted remakes of classic horror films.
After that surprising success, he was given the freedom to direct, and brought us one of the most truly unique, bizarre, and completely awesome horror flicks in recent memory, 2006’s “Slither“.


In the time between Slither and Guardians, Mr. Gunn was attached to many projects in a wide variety of mediums, but I always kept tabs on him at his outstanding Youtube channel, where he consistently uploaded some of the most bat-shit insane short films ever.
His PG Porn series is a highlight, a great series of shorts “for people who love everything about porn, except the sex.”

In 2009, he produced the pilot episode for the web sitcom, “Humanzee”, which was actually banned from Xbox Live and Spike, where it was originally intended to be an ongoing series. The premise of the show was this : James sends his sperm to a secret laboratory in Bratislava and receives his human-chimp hybrid son in the mail.
You can see the insanely awesome pilot below!

Another proposed series of shorts was titled “Sparky and Mikaela”, and concerned a young lady and a raccoon fighting crime together and having other offbeat adventures. The single produced episode can be seen right here :

More recently, Gunn directed a post-credits segment for the parody film “Movie 43″ and managed to win Golden Raspberry Awards for “Worst Director” and “Worst Screenplay” for his short about a very possessive cat. Check out “It’s Beezel”, so you don’t have to watch the rest of the movie!

To me, these are the highlights of an offbeat career from a unique visionary, and it is beyond exciting to see this creative maniac on the loose, wreaking high-budget havoc at Marvel. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
Go see Guardians of the Galaxy for a great time at the movies, and stay tuned to James Gunn on Facebook and his official site to see what kind of degenerate developments he comes up with next!
It is really great to have a director at the helm of these giant films that really gets what it is all about! He is definitely one of the good ones.
Check out his thank you letter to the audiences who came out in droves to see the new film this past weekend :

Thanks to all of you who saw (and are seeing) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this weekend, from the bottom of my heart. The Guardians are a group of oddballs, outcasts, and geeks. The movie is for anyone who ever felt cast aside, left out, or different. It’s for all of us who don’t belong. This movie belongs to you. And, today, I think we’re doing okay.

I am of course happy with all the film has accomplished box-office-wise. But what touches me the most is that the film I told the folks at Marvel I wanted to make two years ago is the film that you’re seeing in theaters today – it’s that so many of you seem to be directly EXPERIENCING the film I INTENDED. The cast, the producers, the crew, and I felt like we were making something special while we were making it. But it is very rare that a director’s INTENTIONS in creating a film, or a scene, or a character, or a line of dialogue are, seemingly, specifically what is experienced by an audience (not to mention critics!), and that seems to be what has happened here. You have allowed a talking raccoon – for a moment, a minute, or a day – to make you a little more human. And for that, I am profoundly grateful.

If I relied on myself to implement these intentions, the film would be a shambling mess. But instead, I had a wonderful cast, genius producers, an incredibly brave studio, sublimely talented visual effects artists, great editors, and the best damn crew of mostly-British bastards to actually implement these intentions for me. Where I had a good idea they would, through alchemy, transform it into a great one. Many of you involved are friends of mine on Facebook. Many of you will read this somewhere else. I love you all.

You may remember me posting here a couple weeks ago how sad I was to be finishing up the film, that I was having trouble letting go of Rocket, and that I was going to miss him. But seeing him (and Groot, and the rest of the team) embraced by the world like they have been, to be UNDERSTOOD, makes it a wonderful letting go. It’s like giving a foster pet up for adoption to the most wonderful parents in the world.

And, of course, I’m not really saying goodbye as, while many of you have been enjoying the film, I’ve spent this weekend hard at work on the sequel. I couldn’t help myself! The results are nice but it’s really the creative process I love and that keeps me going. I’m on fire with this thing! The Guardians have so many hardships and heartaches and triumphs ahead of them, and I can’t wait to share them with all of you.

Onto week two…

Love, James


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Details on the first ever “Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival”!

935750_457240731026185_621438613_nListen up, you primitive screw-heads!
Bruce Campbell is storming back into the horror world, and he is bringing us with him. Now that the television series Burn Notice has ended, everybody’s favorite everyman, Mr. Bruce Campbell is returning to his roots in a big way!
Last week, he confirmed that he will be starring in an Evil Dead television series produced by long time pal Sam Raimi. Add that to his recent announcement that he would love to make a film that would be “The Expendables of Horror” as a sequel to “My Name Is Bruce”. And now, Mr. Campbell has announced the very first “Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival” in Chicago later this month! The film festival will coincide with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (August 21-24) and will feature the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of film premieres, panels, special guests, movie marathons, and of course, Bruce Campbell!

showbiz-bruce-campbell-2Apparently this will be an ongoing event, as the plan is for Mr. Campbell to return next year in March to emcee his recently announced Horror Fest, also presented by Wizard World Chicago. Fans can expect to see some of their favorite genre stars, directors and writers from great television shows, movies, graphic novels, and comics.
According to the press release, the line up for the August event will be  :

Director: Jordan Rubin, Writers: Jordan Rubin, Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan

An action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. Yes, really. That’s the plot!

Directors: The Mo Brothers, Writers: Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto
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A dark look into the minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer residing in Tokyo and Bayu, a failing journalist who lives in Jakarta. Connected through a series violent incidents, both men inexplicably start to feed off each other. (Not literally). Co-directors The Mo Brothers (MACABRE, V/H/S/2) deliver an epic tale that works as action, suspense, and disturbing horror at the same time..

Director: Marc Carrete, Writers: Marc Carrete, Mike Hostench

Written by Mike Hostench (Deputy Director of Sitges Film Festival) ASMODEXIA documents five days in the lives of an exorcist and his granddaughter working in the Barcelona area. If you think you’ve seen every exorcism angle imaginable, prepare to be surprised. And a little grossed out.

Director: Richard Bates Jr., Writers: Richard Bates Jr., Mark Brune

Raymond can channel the paranormal, but he’s afraid of chatting with a cute girl. Kicked out of his big-city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, Ray recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to help solve the mystery. From the director of the admirably strange EXCISION, and starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Ray Wise, and Kat Dennings.

Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer, Writers: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. From the producer of CHEAP THRILLS and JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch’s STARRY EYES is an occult tale of ambition, possession, and the true cost of fame. Leading lady Alex Essoe is an absolute revelation, but there’s a lot for horror fans to get behind here.

Director: The Vicious Brothers, Writers: The Vicious Brothers


A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors, who promptly chase everyone all over the place. So it’s a slasher movie, a suspense thriller, and a pretty gruesome alien abduction tale all at once. Plus it’s got some solid humor and an amazing final shot. From the directors of the found-footage horror flick GRAVE ENCOUNTERS. Oh, also Michael Ironside pops up!

Director: Tommy Wirkola, Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Tommy Wirkola


If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning. From the director of HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS and (of course) DEAD SNOW.

Director: Levan Gabriadze, Writer: Nelson Greaves


While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, CYBERNATURAL redefines ‘found footage’ for a new generation of teens. From producer Timur Bekmambetov (NIGHT WATCH, WANTED).

Director: Seth Grossman, Writer: Glenn Gers

INNER DEMONS follows an ‘Intervention’-style reality show crew that films an episode about a sixteen-year old girl, a former A-student, who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. Director Seth Grossman was a producer on A&E’s award winning series “Intervention,” which certainly lends an air of authenticity to a gradually more unpredictable horror story.

Director: Lex Lybrand, Writer: Brandon Stroud


After several years of sexual dysfunction, Ada and her boyfriend, Calvin, travel to her hometown in rural Oklahoma in the hopes of piecing together her fragmented childhood memories. They find their answers, but can they find their way back home? Starring WWE’s Goldust & DC Comic’s Jill Thompson.


As if that weren’t enough to make us giddy with excitement, interactive Panels at the event will include:

Best known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics ARMY OF DARKNESS and THE EVIL DEAD, as well as his role as Sam Axe in the hit TV series “Burn Notice,” Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as an actor, director, and author. Don’t miss your chance to ask him your most interesting questions as he makes an appearance at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.

Join us for this very special occasion as we honor the Master of Horror with a conversation spanning his entire career.

Death Metal is the horror genre of the music industry and Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” may just be its greatest tribute ever. Join us as we chat with one of the masterminds behind that show (and so much more), as well as his discuss his upcoming feature, THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES’

THE EVIL DEAD (1981), EVIL DEAD 2 (1987), and ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992) You’ve almost definitely seen the EVIL DEAD movies before, but we guarantee you’ve never seen them like this. Join us under The Dome at Rosemont Ballpark as we screen the original entire EVIL DEAD trilogy on a giant 30 foot movie screen. This marathon is completely FREE for all to attend; No badges or Wizard World ticket necessary.

Panel discussion and Q&A with film critics Steve “Capone” Prokopy (Ain’t It Cool News), Erik “The Movieman” Childress (Chicago Film Critics Association), and Scott Weinberg (FEARnet, The Horror Show). Special guest filmmakers will also be joining the panel.

Limited festival badges are on sale now for $50 and include guaranteed access to all screenings included in the festival. Badges are non-transferable.
Get yours right here, and see you in Chicago!


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This upcoming independent horror film gives us “10 Seconds To Run”!


After a great debut last year with House Guest, director Jake Jalbert is back for more with an ambitious new project entitled “10 Seconds To Run”. Jake and his brother, producer Brian Jalbert, have been making their own films since they were children, and in 2009 started their own production company Iryus Entertainment. Last year’s House Guest, written by and starring Child’s Play’s Alex Vincent, was an entertaining and fun flick made with quality on a shoestring budget. You can see our review of the film and interview with Mr. Vincent right here.
For their next project, they have upped the stakes considerably, and need your help. Embracing the new wave of social media and technology, the horror-loving brothers have turned to Kickstarter in order to help get this movie made!
They are offering some great incentives like DVDs, posters, props and even the option to name a character or appear as a missing person in the film. For more generous donations, they even offer the chance to be in the film with dialogue!
Check out the video below for more details and a short teaser trailer for the film!

According to the synopsis, the story of the film concerns a group of friends on their way to a concert that are stranded without cell or GPS service. They have the misfortune of running into a group of rednecks that like to play a sadistic game with their victims called 10 Seconds To Run. At the same time a father is tracking down his missing daughter, and searching for answers.
A well-traveled scenario, to be sure, but if these talented young filmmakers can give it a unique spin, it could have the potential to become a new cult classic The brothers have hired on a talented group of actors and staff to ensure their vision gets to the big screen, including special effects artists Derek and Eric Garcia from Season 3 of Face Off!
Now all that is left is for them to raise the budget and get filming, which they can do with your help!
Check out the 10 Seconds To Run Kickstarter Page to donate to the cause, and keep independent horror in the hands of the fans!
Also be sure and stay tuned to the 10 Seconds To Run Facebook page and our friends at iHorror for more news and updates about this project as it progresses!



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