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FEO NEWS FOR SUMMER
Why not check out author Tom Piccirilli's website? Yes! Why the hell not?
ISSUE 150 FEATURE LIVE, PLUS NEW COMIC INFO
Read the full article at Spawn.com.
And don't forget the SPAWN Contests!
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Delicacies is located at
THIS GUY'S A SLIMEY CREEP!
The Apology: But Pat wants to apologize for saying that the US should assassinate Hugo Chavez: a whacked out nutjob dictator in Venezuela who is actually gaining some semblance of credibility thanks to Pat (why would you apologize for something that you claim you never said?).
The Dodge: Pat Robertson did a Bill Clinton dodge (define what "is" is?) by explaining that he didn't say to assassinate Chavez, but to "take him out", which could mean a lot of things. One of those things, Pat suggested, was kidnapping.
So in Pat's twisted little world, apologizing for encouraging murder before an International audience - by claiming that you meant to say kidnap - is better??? Kidnapping is OKAY???
Man! This guy makes Ed Lee stories seem downright wholesome!
So back to the question, why aren't these morons, i.e., our audience, coming to watch our movies?
Finally in August we have an answer. Hollywood believes that the reason audiences, overall, have dropped off is because, overall, their movies have sucked!
I would now like to pause for a big fat freaking DUH!!!
And according to the imdb.com, Michael Lynton, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, actually made a vow! He vowed that from now on, his studio will be making "only movies we hope will be really good."
Hey, making movies you hope will be really good: Good thinking Mike! Gosh! I hope all of Hollywood feels the same way. This whole throw-crap-at-the-screen-they'll-buy-it-trend, was clearly a bad idea. "Movies we hope will be really good": That's Out-of-the-Jack-in-the-Box thinking! It's easy to see why they pay you the Big Bucks!
THE HORROR OF OLD NAVY
Okay, so it's an Old Navy commercial, meaning its cheesy and cornball as hell. But if you like this shit, then go to SchoolIsComing.com to see some kitchy Horror videos and even make your own Horror movie ... of sorts.
Must Have A Flash Player.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS-
Director Tim Burton (BEETLEJUICE, BATMAN, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD, MARS ATTACKS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, PLANET OF THE APES ) is 46.
HORRORFIND WEEKEND WITH THE WARNERS
Matt and I have just returned from a great Horrorfind Weekend in Hunt Valley, Maryland, where we debuted his new collection DEATH SENTENCES. While we were there, we were interviewed by Mark Justice for Horror Reader.
Also, I have posted a photo gallery of the weekend. I have pictures of the great flood, the book release party and some author readings.
Be sure to check out my site for information on a special Halloween giveaway. If you haven't already signed up for this year's Halloween card, you'll certainly want to.
Now the news offers nothing to indicate why a job Mr. Spinner was hired to do for the Kroffts' back in 1977 has anything to do with the the folks who create, write, direct, and produce the modern LOST. To be sure, loads of books have the same name just as loads of movies have the same name. But to think that only Anthony ever came up with the idea of "...plane crash survivors living on a desert island, which is inhabited by mysterious creatures." is to ignore movies like,
Jules Verne's MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: Hot air balloon survivors living on a deserted island, which is inhabited by mysterious creatures.
James Hilton's LOST HORIZON: Plane crash survivors living on a secluded and remote mountain, which is inhabited by mysterious people.
Plus the fact that Sid and Marty Krofft created a show called LAND OF THE LOST in the early 1970s: river raft survivors living in a mysterious land, inhabited by mysterious creatures.
And so on: even Gilligan's Island! So really, there's nothing that original about the idea! In fact, there's nothing original about any idea. Its all in the execution. The point is
AAAAAHH! A BIG SPIDER!
Terror comes to the city of Toronto with the 2nd Annual RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR with Special Events:
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI featuring NASH THE SLASH The legendary Nash the Slash performs a live soundtrack to Robert Wiene's classic of silent horror cinema The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
PREMIERE: 2001 MANIACS! Join us Saturday at 9pm at the Bloor Cinema for the Toronto premiere of 2001 Maniacs, the remake of H.G. Lewis' classic splatfest starring Robert Englund and produced by Eli Roth!
SATANICO PANDEMONIUM: OFFICIAL HORROR EXPO PARTY Join us for the official party of the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear 2005 featuring Midnite Costume Contest hosted by Clive Barker, live music from The Matadors, Terror Tunes by Rue Morgue Radio's Tomb Dragomir and more!
CRISPIN GLOVER IN THE HOUSE Come and celebrate the release of WHAT IS IT? with a special appearance by actor/director Crispin Glover in an intimate evening of film appreciation, beautifully bizarre music, and incredible moving images. Also includes very special guests Wax Mannequin, Whipporwill, DJ Shannon, and DJ Video Dave.
Check out Rue Morgue for more.
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The trailer for Shocking Gun Tales is one and a half minutes of high intensity, adrenaline pumping, action and suspense, stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. It really captures the feel of the book.
Shocking Gun Tales features stories by some of the comic book industries top creative talent and rising stars, including George T. Singley, Ethen Beavers, James T. Mitchel, Freddie E. Williams II, Mark Winters, Jason Meek, and Vinton Heuck.
See Cellar Door Publishing for more.
But despite the outrage and backlash, Pat Robertson continues to talk like an terrorist extremist talibunny. Now Patty whack is calling for the assassination of political leaders of other countries. Is it because they are mass murderers like Saddam Hussein? Nooo! Pat Robertson's long associations with the most brutal of African dictators, and their genocidal runs against the poorest of their nations, has never cast a shadow over his moral compass before. Pat suggests that we take out - as in kill - Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Now no mistake, Hugo is nuts. But he's just another big mouthed paranoid ineffectual blowhard, flapping his lips in invented victimhood, like Kim Jong Ill or Ward Churchill. So if mere talking endangers America, then read the following article and tell me who represents a greater threat to the U.S.
Oh yeah, this is getting world wide attention!
Starting today and ending next Saturday (August 27th), Insidious Reflections is featuring a Q&A with me on their message board. Go to Insidious Reflections and ask whatever you want, within reason, and within the guidelines.
Last, my good friend Tracy West (AKA Catwoman) has invited me to be a special guest at a chat at her forum, The Red Light District . The chat is this Tuesday (August 23rd) 9 PM eastern time (And I'd happily provide a link, but Knight the numbskull sent me a dead one! - Feo).
THE UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT
As usual, those who pretend to know what I'm talking about at the URCA, haven't bothered to take the time to even read the URCA. One "Richard Sanson" represents the usual response.
Check out the UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHÉ ALERT.
Then check out the RACIAL RESPONSE page.
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ALL OVER THE PLACE!
On the East coast of the U.S.A., is the Horrorfind Weekend convention in Baltimore, Maryland. This is a huge gathering of Horror movie fans and celebrities.
On the West coast, Robert S. Rhine and a bunch of Horror artists are getting together at the premier Horror Thriller bookstore, BORDERLANDS BOOKS , in San Francisco, CA.
In Burbank, CA, Del Howison's DARK DELICACIES bookstore is hosting a DVD signing for Writer/Dircter Scott Phillips, Producer Shannon Hale and Actors Billy Garberina and Devin O'Leary all from the film THE STINK OF FLESH (Review this Monday).
Actress Cerina Vincenta will be signing CABIN FEVER and Actress Rhoda Jordan will be signing the DVD's DEATH FACTORY, AQUANOIDS and GALAXY HUNTER.
HAPPY HORROR BIRTHDAY, BOYYY!
Actor Angus Scrimm (SWEET KILL, PHANTASM, THE LOST EMPIRE, PHANTASM II, TRANSYLVANIA TWIST, MINDWARP, SUBSPECIES, PHANTASM III, VAMPIRILLA, WISHMASTER, PHANTASM IV) a happy 79th birthday!
Horror writer John Passarella (WITHER, WITHER'S RAIN) who is 44.
So now that we are in a war, its even more important than it was in my time. And folks serving in the Armed Forces are playing a far more important role than I did. So since our soldiers have Internet connections and might come across this website, I just want to give out a big Thank You to them. Thank You to our countrymen and countrywomen and our allies.
Thank You for what you are doing. Thank You for your sacrifice. Thank You for being there. Thank You for helping people who desperately need your help, and most importantly, I want to say Thank You again for all of the people who will benefit from what you are doing, but would never thank you for it. Thank You very much.
For those newbies to the website, let me say it again, Feo Amante's Horror Home Page is a website dedicated to covering Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense specifically towards newbies in the field, but is also by the fans and creators, for the fans and creators. We cover both Supernatural Horror Thrillers and Science Fiction Horror Thrillers.
That means that this website is put together entirely by volunteers who have a love for films, books, and stories in these subjects. New people add to the website nearly every day, and you are encouraged to join. So were not a big business in a skyscraper or professional building.
And yet ... We're the first choice for Horror Thriller on the google search engine - even though we've never advertised on google. We're one of the highest google ranked Horror Thriller sites on the web. We're one of the highest ranked Horror Thriller sites according to Netcraft.
This week, the search engine, SciFi Matters, has posted their Top 5 search ranked Horror websites, and feoamante.com is at the top of the list. So let me "Welcome" to all the folks coming in through SciFi Matters.
Leanne Bishop of Calgary, Canada
Mark Johnson of Iowa, USA
Check out the official CREEPERS website for more.
Written and directed by Matthew Leutwyler as a personal love letter to horror films, "Dead and Breakfast" turns convention on its ear - while tearing a few off in the process! - by applying generous amounts of tongue-in-cheek humor and a documented 34 gallons of fake blood to an original soundtrack by noted songwriter Zach Selwyn, who also appears in the film as a singing ghoul.
THE STINK OF DARKNESS
On Saturday August 20th at 2 p.m. Dark Delicacies will be holding a DVD signing for Writer/Dircter Scott Phillips, Producer Shannon Hale and Actors Billy Garberina and Devin O'Leary all from the film THE STINK OF FLESH. Actress Cerina Vincenta will be signing CABIN FEVER and Actress Rhoda Jordan will be signing the DVD's DEATH FACTORY, AQUANOIDS and GALAXY HUNTER.
Delicacies is located at
VOCAL ON THE DEATH SENTENCES
Now Matthew Warner has released a free audio book of himself reading the first story of his collection DEATH SENTENCES. "Middle Passage" dramatizes the conditions aboard an 18th-century slave ship bringing Africans to the New World. Its available as a downloadable .MP3 at matthewwarner.com / middlepassage.htm. He'll also be a guest at the Horrorfind Weekend in Hunt Valley, MD, with a reading and signing at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and a DEATH SENTENCES release party at 10 p.m. Aug. 20.
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(THE AUGUST DERLETH FANTASY AWARD)
The Karl Edward Wagner Award, a special honor awarded by the BFS Committee, will also be announced at the awards ceremony.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Actor Natasha Henstridge (SPECIES, MAXIMUM RISK, ADRENALIN, SPECIES II, CARACARA, SECOND SKIN, GHOSTS OF MARS, RIDERS) is 31.
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Actor Halle Berry (X-MEN, SWORDFISH, DIE ANOTHER DAY, X2, GOTHIKA) is 39.
Thailand, Thailand, Thailand.
But enough of that, click on the link below, and enter The House.
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I met and had the chance to speak to Matthew on the set of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS in 2004. Though a 6+ year veteran of films by that time, he was still fascinated by the movie making process and enjoyed watching how a shoot was put together, watching the director; the crew; all of the people who set up every shot and action. Some wit on the set had drawn up small placards with a pen drawing of Matthew's face in character make-up and the announcement that "Tiny says..." some goofy command.
On the HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES DVD, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Sherri Moon Zombie have their own special DVD feature where they run through a series of cornball knock-knock jokes, each one ending with a punchline regarding Tiny and his arboreal choice of lovers. As small as his part was in both movies, fans took to his character and the actor.
In June 2005, I briefly met up with Matthew again at the FANGORIA DAYS OF DARKNESS Convention in Burbank, California. I was helping Robert Rhine promote his upcoming book and Matthew was there. I re-introduced myself, and asked if he could pose with one of Robert's covers. Matthew obliged (image at SATAN'S 3-RING CIRCUS OF HELL) and as he posed he looked like he was in pain. Later that day at closing, Matthew's girlfriend helped him leave in a wheelchair. I hadn't seen him in a wheelchair before.
According to imdb.com, Matthew was about 7.6 and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the World's Largest Feet. Once on the TV show, Matthew was asked if "Everything on your body is big". Matthew chuckled and said, "...Do the math." Matthew was 32. No word yet on the cause of death.
Check out Matthew's website at afootandaHalf.com.
Others remember Matthew at ainitcool.com.
Were very excited to work with American and TMIEC, stated Cellar Door publisher Jade Dodge. American has created worlds filled with endless possibilities for writers and artists. His properties are also a perfect fit for this medium. American McGee fans and fans of comic books in general are going to be pleased with what we have in store.The graphic novels will be conceived by American McGee and written and illustrated by some of the industries top creative talent. Bad Day LA will be based on the stories and characters in the upcoming tongue-in-cheek action adventure title. Oz will incorporate the dark, stylized, and edgy elements of American McGee's unique vision, and Grimm follows in the tradition of the American McGee brand by bringing to life a children's fairytale world in a twisted style and manner.
Cellar Door has taken on three projects that are dear to me, said McGee. Graphic novels are a natural extension into the stories I develop and build. Graphic art drives each and every one of the stories that I write, from the character concepts to the environment sketches, each new project becomes a fount of imagery. I am excited, and I think fans will be too, that Cellar Door is going to open this flow of imagery to the outside world, and in the best way possible.
American McGee, the creative force behind TMIEC, has been a major player in the interactive entertainment industry for more than a decade. He is best known for his work on American McGees Alice, the highly controversial DOOM, and the recently released Scrapland. He is currently developing Bad Day LA, an action/adventure game with comedic and political twists slated for an early 2006 release for the PC and Xbox video game system.
About Cellar Door
Cellar Door Publishing is a limited liability company specializing in the publication of high quality graphic novels and illustrated literature. For more information on Cellar Door Publishing, go to their website at cellardoorpublishing.com. Questions and updates on the American McGee graphic novels can be posted on their forum at cellardoorpublishing.com/forum.
The Mauretania Import Export Company is an independent production company that creates franchise products for the interactive entertainment software market and motion picture and television industries. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information on TMIEC, please visit the website located here, tmiec.com.
SIN-JIN SMYTH OPENS UP A TOOL BOX OF WHOOP ASS!
Christopher Doyle, the Coffin Baby Killer in Tobe Hoopers THE TOOL BOX MURDERS (Who also served as stunt coordinator on ARMY OF DARKNESS, DARKMAN) is ramping up to join the rebel alliance behind SIN-JIN SMYTH (www.sin-jinsmyth.com).
by Director Ethan Dettenmaier as bullet proof! is well respected
within the industry for his bravery under fire and his ability to
do next-to-impossible stunt work! As with most news
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OF THE DEATH SENTENCE
First place winner is:
for his literally heart warming sentence:
Check out the rest of the winners at Rhine's Horrorworld Message Board.
Also, Thanks to WMMS Radio 100.7 (Cleveland's Rock Station morning drive), Sean, Cristi, Hunter and Hollywood, who had the balls to be the first radio station to interview Girls and Corpses Publisher / Editor-In-Chief Robert Steven Rhine, beating out L.A.'s KROQ Radio -- who chickened out at the last minute.
According to all manner of press, the studios are trying to figure out why their movies are "underperforming from their expected outrageous 'anticipated earnings'". Hey, studio heads, everyone else can see the reason! You are all a bunch of thick-skulled incompetent morons!
No honest! That really is the reason! But allow me to prove it.
FANTASTIC FOUR has brought in $144 million. Its a theatrical blockbuster but a major money loser.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was at #1 for two weeks in a row and remains in the top 5 after a month. It is so hot that it has raked in $169 million in only a month. Damn good business for the very top movies, yet it cost $150 million to make. So it has to break $300 mil. just to break even.
So studios are betting that every one of their movies are going to break box office records. Not merely that it will do well at the theaters, not merely that it will be a blockbuster, but the budget is actually set up so if the movie doesn't break box office records and become the biggest money maker of all time, then its a FLOP!
That is pretty damn stupid, friends!
The upcoming Horror action flick, DOOM, is being made for an estimated $70 million. The writer has already apologized to fans for seriously altering the storyline which won millions of converts world wide and changed the gaming industry forever (okay, that "forever" part was hype, but 12 years in the gaming industry is virtually forever!). The new plot is based on what goes wrong when the last 10% of the human genome is mapped out on a futuristic base on Mars (yes, I know, Hollywood doesn't realize we already fully mapped the human genome. Wait until they try to tell us who the "intelligent" choice for president is for 2008). Keep in mind that the most popular PC game to screen adaptation, TOMB RAIDER, made $131 million. It was a smash hit with audiences, but because it cost $80 million, it lost money because it needed to make $160 mill. Just to break even. So the studio spent big bucks on this film, with already outdated science, and a storyline that disenfranchises its core audience. Hey, if the built-in audience doesn't like it, who else would take a chance on a movie called DOOM?
Like I said, Pretty damn stupid!
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Just letting you know!
And on Sunday -
Actor David Duchovny (BAD INFLUENCE, THE RAPTURE, KALIFORNIA, THE X-FILES [TV], THE X-FILES, EVOLUTION) is 45.
Musician Bruce Dickenson (Bands: SAMSON, IRON MAIDEN, Movies: HEAVY METAL, INCUBUS, PHENOMENA, A NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET 5, BRIDE OF CHUCKY) is 46.
Magician James Randi (GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN ALICE COOPER, PENN & TELLER GET KILLED, BEYOND DESIRE) is 77.
And on Saturday -
Soliel Moon Frye (INVITATION TO HELL, PUMPKINHEAD II: Bloodwings, TWISTED LOVE, PIRANHA, BLOODWINGS III: Pumpkinhead's Revenge, MIND GAMES, MOTEL BLUE, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH [TV]) is 28.
Writer Director M. Night Shyamalan (THE 6TH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE, SIGNS, THE VILLAGE) is 35.
Musician Vinnie Vincent (THE VINNIE VINCENT INVASION) is 49.
BILLY DUFFY IN TALKS TO GET ELECTRIC WITH SIN-JIN SMYTH!
BILLY DUFFY of the high-octane band, THE CULT is in talks to lay down some heavy guitar work on the soundtrack of SIN-JIN SMYTH! The film - which follows two Federal Marshals assigned to a midnight prisoner transfer (over Halloween weekend) of a mysterious man with no past - has a heavy action element in it, as if the characters were rough and tumble gunfighters out of the Wild West! said Director Ethan Dettenmaier, And for that, we want a serious edge!
Midnight Syndicate, who is hard at work designing the orchestral track for the film, wanted to revolutionize their sound - and The Director wants to keep the music mean! Syndicate is inventive, Ethan continued, And they made it clear that they wanted to expand upon the sound that theyve become known for and that led to the idea of bringing in a guitar player. Once Edward (Douglass of Syndicate) and I discussed it, we agreed we should go out and get one of the best!
Enter Billy Duffy One of the most respected men in music!!!
Although a contract is still in the process of being worked out, the idea took a serious step forward as the films Producers met with Duffy and members of the SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP at their offices in Los Angeles in order to make it work!
Duffy will also take on the role of Music Supervisor, working from the library of Sanctuary Records (which includes: IRON MAIDEN, MOTORHEAD, ROBERT PLANT, BILLY IDOL, FLEETWOOD MAC, MOTLEY CRUE and others) and yes Duffy will also gear up to take on a wicked role in the film which will give him an opportunity to get locked and loaded, weapons and all! Talk about a triple threat!
TILL THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
In the world of The Midnight Hour, the supernatural is realand more bizarre than you've ever imagined. Forget everything you think you know about demons, ghosts, haunted houses, witches, and vampires, and get ready to enjoy these surprising and off-beat new stories.
Combining horror, adventure, and a touch of humor, The Midnight Hour chronicles the adventures of Madeline Night and her team of occult investigators who specialize in debunking paranormal frauds and documenting true cases of otherworldly menace on their weekly radio program, The Midnight Hour, on WHPL radio.
Co-creators Chambers and Whitleyinspired in part by the desire to create something for their young daughters to read when they grow uphave achieved an unusually high level of collaboration for a writer and artist in crafting this series of suspenseful stories and haunting images. Each tale may be read on its own, but taken together they tell an ongoing story in a format akin to the book version of a DVD collection of a complete season of a television series.
ZOMBIE FLASH MOB!
How come fun stuff like this never happens in MY town? Feh!
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
Actor Director John Landis (SCHLOCK!, BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, DEATH RACE 2000, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, THRILLER, SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION, DARKMAN, SLEEPWALKERS, INNOCENT BLOOD, SPIDERMAN 2 and lots more) is 54.
Continued at Spawn.com.
Director Wes Craven (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, DEADLY BLESSING, SWAMP THING, A NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, NEW NIGHTMARE, A VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, SCREAM [all], CURSED, and much more) is 66.
Actor Edward Furlong (TERMINATOR 2, PET SEMETARY II, BRAINSCAN, AMERICAN HISTORY X, THREE BLIND MICE, THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER, CRUEL WORLD) is 28.
Actor Oliver Gruner (NEMESIS, AUTOMATIC, VELOCITY TRAP, MARS, THE CIRCUIT, CIRCUIT 2) is 45.
Actor Butch Patrick (THE HAND OF DEATH, THE MUNSTERS [TV], MUNSTER GO HOME, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, SCARY MOVIE ) is 52.
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