In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

DKTM 260

Hey all. I hope the Easter bunny was kind to you all this morning. He got me snow, so I'm pretty pissed at him right now. Anyhoo, here's some other eggs to ingest.

They're Alive!

Imgur user SamRAW08 made these awesome animated vintage horror posters. Check 'em out.

These are seriously great, and further makes me wish I had the gadgetry to make GIF's like these. Then again, it's probably for the best, as I would likely get nothing done if I did. To see the whole twenty-one piece collection, click here.

Oh Stanley!

The Stanley Film Festival announced its 2015 lineup this week, and it's pretty impressive. Taking place at The Stanley Hotel (which served as the inspiration for The Overlook in Stephen King's The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado on April 30 to May 3rd, there are certainly no shortage of great genre offerings this year.

The festival will feature many anticipated genre films, including Corin Hardy's The Hallow, Rodney Ascher's night terrors doc The Nightmare and Ted Geoghegan's We Are Still Here. The weekend then closes with a gala screening of Todd Strauss-Schulson's The Final Girls.

Malin Akerman in The Final Girls

In addition to the Colorado premieres, there are also several special events including honouring the career of Stuart Gordon, and commemorative screenings of Roman Polanski's Repulsion and David Cronenberg's Shivers.

And if that wasn't enough, there is also a block of great shorts including festival circuit favourites He Took His Skin Off For Me and Waterbourne. Perhaps most intriguing to me though, is the premiere of Ryan Spindell's Kickstarter funded piece, The Babysitter Murders.

For more info, visit the Stanley Film Festival website here.

R.I.P. Robert Z'Dar 1950-2015.

I'm afraid I have to add this post with sad news. Horror and action icon Robert Z'Dar passed away this past Monday due to a heart attack. He was 64.

Robert Z'Dar 1950-2015.

Z'Dar starred in over sixty films spanning four decades, but was perhaps best known the as the vengeful Officer Cordell in the three Maniac Cop movies. Instantly recognizable due to his large build and enlarged jaw, he flourished in the B-movie business playing colourful bad guys.

His output slowed down after a back injury suffered on a set in 2002, but continued working up until his death. I was glad to have met him a few years ago at Shock Stock. He seemed like a nice guy, and like the best of them, humbled by the support of his fans. Rest in peace, Mr. Z'Dar.


Belial Bradley said...

More snow in Oakville? Should be a bumper crop for the farmers out there.

Jay Clarke said...