Days Of The Dead returns to Atlanta Georgia Feb 5-7, 2016
Don’t miss the best party to ever be held in the Peachtree State. All weekend long film fest, parties and you favorite horror icons taking photos and signing autographs all three days.
Click the image above to go to the website.
See you there!!!
The world has lost many great music icons over the past few years but I don’t think any of them has hit me as hard as this one has. I just found out that one of the musicians who shaped me into the person I am today has passed away, David Bowie.
When I was about 14 years old I had been into music for a couple years. Back then there was no internet and my main source of information was the radio and rock music magazines. I would go to the local drug store every Monday with my mom are head straight to the magazine rack to see if there was a new issue of Circus, Hit Parade or Cream Magazine. I would take these books home and read them cover to cover, soaking in as much info as I could.
One name that I kept seeing was David Bowie. He was a rather strange looking chap for the time. Bright red hair and heavy make-up and very odd clothing. One day I was with my mom at a local dept. store looking at their selection of records and I came face to face with one of the albums I had been reading about in those magazines, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.
I pulled out my 4 dollars (yes kiddies that is how much an album cost back then) and walked to the check out counter to pay for the record.
I can remember it like it was yesterday, dropping the needle on the record and being amazed at the music coming out of the speakers. Songs like Moonage Day Dream, Starman and Ziggy Stardust reached out and grabbed me. Little did I know at the time, I was getting my first taste of music that would totally change me life and the way I listened to music. I studied every inch of that 12 inch album cover. One the back of the album were the words “To Be Played At Maxium Volume” and I did just that. I can’t remember how many time my mom would yell at me to turn that music down. I would tell her “But it says on the back…..”, that was when the headphones would come in handy.
I went back and got two of Bowie’s previous albums “Space Oddity” and “The Man Who Sold The World”. They were totally different than the music on “Ziggy” but equally as good.
Bowie would go on to release album after album in the next few years and I would get them as soon as they came out. “Diamond Dogs”, “Aladdin Sane”, “Pin Ups” “Young Americans” and many more. The album covers were always works of art. My favorite was always the Pin Ups cover which featured Bowie with British Super Model Twiggy on the front. The photo was supposed to be used for the cover of Vogue Magazine but at David’s request was used as the album cover art work.
I was lucky enough to see Bowie live 3 times in the 70’s. The best show being The Diamond Dogs Tour which was a mind blowing full stage production with props and dancers.
The thing about Bowie back then was, you never knew what the next album would sound like. One album would be hard rocking and the next would have more of a soul sound to it. In 1976 he was one of the few white artists to appear on the show “Soul Train” singing his hits “Fame” and “Young Americans”.
Bowie released albums after album though out the years always changing and some how predicting the type of music the world would be listening to next.
He also appeared in several movies as well, “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, “The Hunger”, “The Last Temptation Of Christ” and the Jim Henson film “Labyrinth”. The latter became an instant classic thanks to Bowie’s amazing role as Jareth The Goblin King.
David Bowie passed away January 10, 2016 after an 18 month battle with cancer.
Bowie has left the world with a legacy of music that will live on for music fans in the coming generations. He was an innovator, a trend setter and a true legend of our time.
Good bye Mr Bowie, Major Tom, Ziggy……May God’s love be with you!
David Bowie January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016
Angus Scrimm, a character actor best known for playing the frightening “Tall Man” in the Phantasm horror films, has died at the age of 89.
He had many other appearances in horror movies including “Witches Brew” and “Scream Bloody Murder.” However he became a horror movie icon for his terrifying character in “Phantasm” and its three sequels. Scrimm recently finished playing “Tall Man” for a fifth Phantasm movie which is scheduled to be released later this year.
Fans will also soon be able to see Scrimm in a restored version of the original “Phantasm”. That version is being overseen by Star Wars director, and “Phantasm” fan, J.J. Abrams.
He also had a recurring role as an SD-6 agent on the television series “Alias.”
Scrimm was born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas City, Kansas. He was originally a journalist who wrote for TV Guide and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He also wrote liner notes for the albums of many notable music acts including Frank Sinatra and the Beatles including the album “Meet the Beatles.” Scrimm won a Grammy for his liner notes.
Actor Bruce Cambell had this to say about him on Twitter:
Angus Scrimm. Class act. Soft spoken. Old school. Honored to work with him. Credit to his craft. Safe passage.
Days Of The Dead returned to Chicago this past November along with a big snow storm but the horror fans came out by the hundreds to meet their favorite stars and party all weekend long.
Click here to view our review of Days Of The Dead Chicago 2015!
From Associated Press
Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68.
Hansen starred in the 1974 film that has become a classic among horror-movie aficionados and spawned a series of sequels. In the movie, friends visiting their grandfather’s house are hunted by Leatherface, a chain-saw wielding maniac.
Hansen’s character in the movie “is one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema,” said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, who confirmed the death.
In 2013, Hansen published his book “Chain Saw Confidential,” which gave readers a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made, Eisenstadt said.
Hansen lived in Maine for about 40 years, where he worked as an actor and writer, Eisenstadt said.
At the time of his death, Hansen was at work on a film called “Death House,” his agent said. Hansen was a writer and producer of the film, which the Internet Movie Database says is about how a secret government facility becomes ground zero for the most horrific prison break in the history of mankind. The film is scheduled to come out next year, Eisenstadt said.
Hansen was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. He came to the U.S. and studied at the University of Texas, where he majored in English and Scandinavian Studies, Eisenstadt said.
Surviving Hansen is his partner of 13 years, Betty Tower.
Days Of The Dead is ready for Chicago, is Chicago ready for Days Of The Dead?
Click here for a preview of what they have planned for The Windy City!!
Sarah Butler returns as Jennifer in the third I Spit On Your Grave Film
Click Here For Our Review
(Review Contains Spoilers)
Click on the image above for more info on Nashville’s longest running haunted attraction, The Slaughter House from our friends at The Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Convention!!!
Scarefest returns to Lexington Center Sept 11-13th.
Click here to view the guest list for this year!
Horror Director Wes Craven, who brought us such iconic horror films as “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Nightmare On Elm Street” and “Scream” passed away Sunday Aug 30 from brain cancer.
Craven’s first film was “The Hills Have Eyes” starring another horror icon Michael Berryman. He also directed the movies “Last House On The Left”, “The Serpent & The Rainbow” and “The People Under The Stairs”.
The film industry and fans alike really took notice in 1984 when Wes Craven introduced us to Freddy Kruger, a character is said to be inspired by a man Craven saw walking down an alley at the side of his house as a kid one night. The man stopped and turned and looked at young Wes. He never forgot it.
Freddy returned for several sequels including a teaming with Jason in “Freddy Vs Jason”.
Wes also directed the “Scream” movies, who’s villain, “Ghostface” became a staple in the horror community.
Craven would often make cameo’s in his films, as in the first “Scream” where he appeared as Fred The Janitor, wearing a red and green Freddy Kruger sweater.
On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles, Ca. He was 76 years old.