To be perfectly honest, I remember more having to correct multiple mistakes I made in a half-asleep-written post about Bloody Wedding when it rolled at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival than I do the campy slasher flick. But please do not let that stop you from voting for several fan awards for w ... More >>
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A music festival can't survive without good branding--no matter what crowd you're trying to attract. For his second annual Psycho De Mayo festival this Sunday, promoter Evan Hagen made sure everything--from the band lineup to the acid trip posters--create a vibe that's eccentric, inclusive, and rowd ... More >>
By: Jonathan Patrick Halloween should be filled with good, albeit strange, music. Horror film soundtracks provide the most suitable gateway to such enjoyment. From grotesque to gorgeous, these represent our ten favorite offerings (in reverse order). Enjoy.
At a three-day film festival kicking off tonight in Brea, everybody dies! That's because it's the third Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, which not only recently added Fright Night 2 to the opening-night lineup but a Q&A with director Eduardo Rodriguez and editor Don Adams as well as free poster ... More >>
Did Kubrick really fake the moon landing?
Rodney Ascher's documentary allows the viewer to be seduced—or not—by credible theorists
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Anthony Hopkins shows the famed director's dark side
Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all
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Four years before today's early-morning madman** massacre at a Colorado movie theater, Orange County suffered its own bizarre, violent theater attack by a 25-year-old Anaheim man high on psychedelic mushrooms and booze and carrying a large knife and hammer.On Feb. 24, 2008, Steven Walter Robinson--w ... More >>
Using a seamless 'single-take' cinematic approach, this Uruguayan horror remake skilfully tretches the suspense
Sal Rojas/Psycho RealmPsycho Realm -- ooh, scary!Halloween has arrived, and its time to break out the spooky sounds once more. Fake spider webs, fog machines, and the right props can make a trick-or-treater think twice before mustering up the courage to come to your door. Or, if you're one of tho ... More >>
I'm not even going to attempt to introduce the two-day film festival starting this evening when organizers have done so well on their own:We know you're used to the finer things in life, Orange County, California: the beautiful weather, the bodacious babes, the glitz and glamour. Well, there's ... More >>
Thirty years later, he says their legacy is just beginning.
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Mike McDougal/LushbeatWe've featured Hot Topic favorites Franki Doll & the Broken Toys more than a few times here at OC Weekly (from band profiles to wedding announcements), but now they're headlining a show presented by Audio/Visual, where they get to play with Stay the Night and Jupilar, ri ... More >>
A bullet-grazed Avalos: The Meth made me do itIrvine police officer John Sanders arrived at the active residential crime scene in January 2007 and took a defensive position behind a concrete wall. What Sanders saw is the stuff of a horror movie starring Jason Voorhees.Professional lands ... More >>
WARNING: This post CONTAINS SPOILERS for "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the largest one being this: It's poop. If you don't want to get spoiled, keep moving. There's nothing to see here.First and foremost, you should know that I absolutely love the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and, for some r ... More >>
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A few months back OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson went off to Texas to shoot a horror movie titled Wicked Lake. That's right, folks! A real-life motion picture. And that picture is having a big Hollywood premiere this Saturday at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles at 11:59 p.m. Tickets are onl ... More >>
For the first time in many weeks, there's actually a movie I'm excited to see this weekend. And I probably won't get to it because I'm busy cramming for the Newport Beach fest. But I ain't gonna lie, I really do want to see THE RUINS. I know what you're thinking, that this is just another SHUTTER o ... More >>
Laguna Beach resident Robert Englund, turned down for the role of Luke Skywalker in 1977, made his mark as the arguably even more iconic Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, the pizza-faced, finger-knived, sweater-and-hat-wearing child murderer who roams the dreamworld stalking th ... More >>
An imagined conversation deep within the halls of Lionsgate’s marketing department, a year or so ago... SUIT 1: Curses! Those dastardly critics have finally realized that when we don’t show one of our horror movies to them in advance, that means it sucks! SUIT 2: Screw ‘em. Critics all hate ... More >>
Sometimes you get way more good quotes than you can use in a story, and such was the case with my year in horror piece in today's issue. Here in cyberspace, we have a lot more room, so enjoy these bonus interviews. LUCKY MCKEE, director of MAY and THE WOODS on the year in horror Honestly, I didn't ... More >>
Sometimes you get way more good quotes than you can use in a story, and such was the case with my year in horror piece in today's issue. Here in cyberspace, we have a lot more room, so enjoy these bonus interviews. ELI ROTH, director of HOSTEL PART II On the need for familiarity With HALLOWEEN and ... More >>
If you're gonna whine to me about "torture porn," don't read this. But if you're a Saw fan like me who wants to know what comes next, here's the scoop...
I should have known better. Years of Comic-con attendance have taught me that geek-convention faux pas 101 is to show up late and somehow expect you'll be able to get inside quickly. True, I had overslept, and the fact that the FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS convention was being held at the "Burbank Ai ... More >>