Good afternoon everyone. It's a beautiful day out there, so I'll make this brief so I can go visit Ye Olde Hammock as quickly as possible.
This week, Fangoria broke the news that there is a new horror convention coming to town this November. Managing editor Chris Alexander and Suspect Video owner Luis Ceriz have joined forces to bring us Horror-Rama, which they describe as “a niche convention, bringing together legends of horror cinema and dark pop culture for an intimate and interactive couple of days in the heart of the city.”
The first two guests to be announced were;
I am super excited to have another genre festival in the city. Fan Expo is fun, but each becomes more expensive and an increasing logistical nightmare, and it's a bit of a trek to get to the more intimate genre events in London and Niagara Falls. Horror-Rama is a much needed and welcome event, so big ups to Chris and Luis for getting it done. For more info and updates, check out the Facebook page here.
The Owlman Returns.
A while back, I posted about a cool viral campaign for a UK indie called The Lord of Tears. Well, this time the filmmakers took to an old abandoned hospital to scare the bejeezus out of some amateur photographers.
I love the guy who chose the third option - curl up and cry - in the fight or flight scenario. Watching this reminded me of my recent trip to Camp 30, and what Ali & I would have done if Owlman made an appearance there. The Lord of Tears released in Scotland last year, and is now available through their website.
Skull & Shark.
This isn't really news, as much as it is just passing along something I discovered this week - the retro stylings of LazerHawk.
LazerHawk is an Austin-based musician named Garrett Hays who clearly loves 80's cinema as much as I do. I look forward to digging into his entire catalog on Bandcamp over the coming weeks.