Nicholas Cage to star as Dracula in new Universal film ‘Renfield’

Nicholas Cage has been cast in the iconic monster role of Dracula in Universal Pictures’ monster spin-off movie

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Horror Channel presents a Classic Horror Halloween weekend on 30-31 October.

Famous monsters rise again! To celebrate the Halloween weekend on Sat 30 October and Sunday 31st October, Horror Channel presents CLASSIC HORROR HALLOWEEN.

Two diabolical daytime marathons highlighted by five channel premieres, including BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the celebrated sequel to the 1931 classic with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the monster, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, featuring the original Wolfman, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein’s monster, THE INVISIBLE MAN, in which Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut, Christy Cabanne’s frightening chiller masterpiece THE MUMMY’S HAND and REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, the sequel to Universal’s fabulously successful The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which is also part of the weekend’s monstrous menu.


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Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection getting 4K BluRay release

Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection is a four-film set from Universal that is being released on 4K BluRay UHD on October 5th 2021.
The set spans the years 1931-1941, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and The Wolf Man.

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‘Universal Studios Monsters – A Legacy of Horror’ gets updated edition

From writer Michael Mallory; Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror was originally released in 2009, and a new edition is on the way. The Revised and Updated 2021 Edition of the book celebrates some big anniversaries, including the 90th anniversaries of both Dracula and Frankenstein.

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Chloe Zhao to direct Sci-Fi Western Dracula

Chloe Zhao has teamed up with Universal Pictures to join the studio’s classic film monster repertoire, developing a feature project based on the most famous vampire of all, Dracula.

Zhao will write, direct and produce through her production company, Highwayman.

This new Dracula project, will not be anything like the traditional or even modern incarnations made over the years with Zhao’s version being described as an original, futuristic, sci-fi Western.


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Interview: David Dastmalchian (Gotham, The Dark Knight, The Flash, Blade Runner 2049)

We were delighted to catch up with actor David Dastmalchian.

David has been most recently seen on our screens in Gotham season 3 as Dwight Pollard and villian Abra Kadabra in CW’s The Flash

He got his big break playing Joker associate Thomas Schiff in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight‘. This has led on to many Film & TV Roles including playing Kurt in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man‘. More recently he appeared in the revival of Twin Peaks & Blade Runner 2049.

“I used to do cut-and-pastes with my doubled copies of comics as a kid to put the DC villains against the Marvel heroes.” Continue reading

Review: Pity (Short – 2014)

Written by Jay Kay (host of Horror Happens Radio Show)

PITY is Directed by John Pata, Written by J.R. Hayes and adapted by John Pata (Head Trauma Productions).

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Do you know someone who has lost something so essential or have you ever hit rock bottom? A time in your life where the pain is so great from a source that was so close to you on every level… Those moments you wish would never come to anyone but in the same breath are a welcomed release to yourself down deep in the dark parts of your being. Finding a personal connection and understanding of dealing with the darkness, John Pata (Dead Weight) brings the encompassing dark tale of PITY, his latest short film.

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Objects of Desire: Special Edition Horror Blu-Rays – Part Two

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