Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein Talk ‘FREAKS’ at SDCC

Following a special San Diego Comic-Con screening of their new film “FREAKS,” Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky chatted with Horror News Network about the film-making process, working with such a great cast, and the rewatch potential of this surprising film.

“FREAKS” is described as a supernatural drama starring Bruce Dern and Emile Hirsch that centers on a girls whose paranoid father teaches her to be afraid of the world and of leaving their house. When she does finally sneak out of the house, the young girl is introduced into a world that is haunted by the threat of people that look normal but are markedly different. read more

Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival Brings Metal, Freaks, and Horror to Southern California

Saturday, May 27 was a perfect day for metal fans in Orange County, California. It was Day 2 of Glen Danzig’s “Blackest of the Black” festival at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado Canyon. While this location may sound remote, it’s next to Irvine Lake and right around the corner from the City of Orange. The weather was beautiful, there were grassy, shady areas to sit, and two stages of non-stop crushing metal. There was a great mix of musical styles to offer something for everyone and each band was in top form. read more

The Museum of Wonders Review

By: Sean McLaughlin   

    As a general rule, I despise remakes.  To me, it just shows Hollywood’s overall lack of originality and utter contempt for its audiences, and breeds nothing but laziness.  Sure, there have been a few exceptions (such as last year’s Evil Dead movie), but the many ruin it for the few.  Remaking movies that are already done well is unnecessary, and a slap in the face of the original director’s entire career.  However, I’ve also held the belief that there are a handful of movies that are considered “good”, but if done right could’ve been great (Westworld, comes to mind).  The Museum of Wonders, an Italian art film from director Domiziano Cristopharo, attempts to remake (or rather, re-imagine) 1932’s Tod Browning cult-classic Freaks.  It is a faithful remake right down to the cast of characters, modernizing the post-silent era film with dashes of art-house pizzazz and tattoo shop swagger. read more