We were delighted to speak with Make Up/Special Effects Artist and Director Todd Tucker whose company Illusion Industries Inc. provided a new take on the iconic Leatherface mask for the 2022 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre (click here to read our review).
“…It opened the door for every icon slasher character that came after including Michael, Jason, Freddy, the list goes on. It was an honor for our team to create the new version of Leatherface”
Once again we attended this event as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!
Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 4th & 5th of March 2017.
Guests that attended this weekends event included:-
- Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Torchwood)
- Clive Russel (Game of Thrones)
- Jimmy Vee (Star Wars, Doctor Who)
- Dave Prowse (Star Wars)
- Alistair Petrie (Star Wars, Sherlock)
- Teri McMinn (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
- John Dugan (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
- Katy Manning (Doctor Who)
- Matthew Waterhouse (Doctor Who
And many more!
Review by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).
Take part HOSTEL… blend with influences of genre films like PIECES, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, MANIAC and serve on a platform of no escape in the indie gem REST STOP. With this combined madness, you have the tense, stunning and visual impactful short film USED BODY PARTS by Venita Ozols-Graham. Currently screening at film festivals across the country and around the world as well as included in the ETHERIA FILM NIGHT: ROAD SHOW lineup at DAYS OF THE DEAD conventions, Venita brings her passion project to life and is joined by her actress and daughter Brigitte Graham, actress Jordan Elizabeth, actor Michael Villar and legendary horror and television figure Tim DeZarn (Alien Nation and Cabin in the Woods). Continue reading
Toolbox Murders 2 gets an October 12th UK DVD & Download release just in time for Halloween.
The handyman of horror is back with a new box of tricks in in this terrifying sequel to Tobe Hooper‘s 2004 reimagining of the 1978 cult favourite. The 2004 counterpart has become a classic in its own right.
Picking up directly after the events of Hooper’s film, we follow ‘Coffin Baby’, Hollywood’s most twisted killers, as he plans to put the screws to a new victim – Samantha, the sister of his prey from his previous rampage. Samantha finds herself held captive in a house of horrors and forced to undergo the most unspeakable tortures. Continue reading
So our Horror Month feature for June is finally over 😦
We’ve had blast putting together some great interviews and articles for you all through June! Please take the time to look back through our months-worth of content!
But the fun doesn’t stop here! We’ve got some more great horror content lined up through July and the rest of the year! Watch this space!!
We also ran our survey and competition all month long, so here’s the results as voted by you!
Best Horror Film
3. The Evil Dead
1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Horror Month – June 2015
Loved by horror geeks universally; a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray release. The appeal comes equally from the packing, presentation, special features & promotional items that are included with the set. These range from well designed standard jewel cases all the way to through to full-blown promotional sets. Here I examine a few such sets from my own collection and elsewhere.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria [Blu-ray] – Region A
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the films release Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. Continue reading
We at Indie Mac User are gearing up for an entire month dedicated to all things Horror !!!!!!!!
We are bringing to our site horror related articles, reviews, interviews, completions and much much more.
We will be unveiling some of our interview guests and details on our competitions/giveaway on June 1st.
Check out our promo video below !!!! Continue reading
Written by Lewis Mainwaring
This Limited Edition (Nov 2013) release by Arrow Films (10,000 copies) of the 1986 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is the sequel to the 1974 iconic movie The Texas chainsaw Massacre.
Tagged lined ‘The Buzz is Back’ this second installment of the franchise sees the Sawyer clan relocated from their family home and on a killing spree in an abandoned amusement park.
The original film poster is a parody of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.
Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked serial killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita “Stretch” Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas law-man Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair.
Co-written by Lewis Mainwaring Originally reviewed for Battle Royale with Cheese
This film from writer/director Marcel Walz is the follow-up (but not a direct sequel) to the 2007 film ‘Seed’; which followed Max Seed on a rampage of blood and gore.
Max Seed (played by Nick Principe in this film) is not in our opinion a modern day slasher icon such as Michael Myers (Halloween franchise), Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th Franchise) or Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise) but was clearly deemed ‘popular’ enough to spawn a blood-soaked sequel; although this time he’s not killing alone.
The story resolves around a group of four friends (Christine – Natalie Scheetz, Olivia – Christa Campbell, Claire – Annika Strauss and Barbara – Sarah Hayden) on their way home from a bachelorette party in Las Vegas. The film opens strongly with a grotesque horror sequence that stays with the audience long after the fade out before flashing back to the girls leaving Las Vegas; this in itself is not an unusual device for a horror film but as the film continues we realise the story is chopped up completely out of sequence and scenes appear to be inserted at random without consideration for the plot and character development Continue reading