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CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.

While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more

CT HorrorFest Movie Night and Q&A With Sid Haig A Hit With Fans

On Friday night, September 15th, Connecticut HorrorFest 2017 officially kicked off with a movie night in Danbury, CT.  A packed house at the historic Palace Theatre were treated to a special screening of Rob Zombie’s 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses with none other than Captain Spaulding himself, the legendary Sid Haig, in attendance.  Afterwards, a Q&A with Mr. Haig hosted by HNN’s Rob Caprilozzi had the audience clamoring for more of the iconic horror actor (which they would receive the next day at the HorrorFest convention.) read more

Rob Zombie will host 13 Nights of Halloween Films for HDNET Movies

Many older horror fans miss the days of the classic “horror movie hosts”.   Starting with Vampira and Zacherley, and continuing with many regional hosts from around the country such as “Chilly Billy”, Ghoulardi, and Svengoolie, these hosts brought humor and commentary to these late night features.

In the syndication and cable era of the 1980’s, the trend continued with Elvira, Commander USA, and Joe Bob Briggs.  Unfortunately, most of the hosts were done by the late 90’s, but they would sometimes return for special Halloween programming. read more

Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree Announced for CT HorrorFest 2017

The co-founder of CT HorrorFest, Rob Caprilozzi, announced this week that actor Ken Foree will be appearing at this year’s convention.

Caprilozzi stated that, “Ken Foree is a horror movie icon. In his 40 year career, no matter what film he is in, he always manages to stand out.”

Foree is best know to horror fans as Peter from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (and what most fans don’t know is that he also worked with Romero on his Medieval motorcycle cult film Knightriders as well).  Foree also starred in Stuart Gordon’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation From Beyond, playing Bubba Brownlee, a favorite of hard core horror fans of the 1980’s. read more

New Trailer for Rob Zombie’s 31 Lands

The latest spot for Rob Zombie’s new gore-fest 31 is a tight, frenetic, blood-splattered hatchet to the face. The trailer opens with the unmistakable voice of Malcolm McDowell (Halloween 1 & 2) announcing, “Tonight, we are going to play 31!”  What follows is a series of quick cuts showing torture, screaming, spraying blood, cackling, a white human-sized bunny rabbit and even an apology from Richard Brake (Game of Thrones) for not sharpening his ax before firmly planting it into the neck of his victim.  The film has the look of Zombie’s prior efforts such as House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. In spite of rumors to the contrary,  Zombie has said 31 is not a continuation of those earlier films. The plot follows a group of kidnapped carnival workers who are forced to endure a deadly 12-hour game of cat & mouse. read more

Rob Zombie’s 31 Release Changed to One Night Only?

Fans of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, have been eagerly anticipating the release of his new film 31, which appears to be a “return to form” for the horror director. After experimenting with Hollywood-remakes (Halloween and Halloween 2) and the satanic-witch tale Lords of Salem, many fans expected 31 to tread the same ground as his first two gore-drenched films.   While the cinematic quality will be determined later by fans and critics, Zombie’s film will be receiving a special Fathom Event release on September 1st, 2016 instead of the wide release promised for September 16th.  Fathom Events usually handles special events and re-issues in theaters nation-wide, such as the recent two day run of the animated The Killing Joke and the upcoming return of the Shining to theaters in October. read more

Rob Zombie’s 31 Trailer Released

Well, the moment Rob Zombie and horror fans have been waiting for…the trailer for “31” has just dropped and looks to deliver the gory goods.  Just a cautionary note to those freaked out by clowns.

Teaser Poster for Rob Zombie’s 31

We have the first teaser poster for Rob Zombie’s 31. It stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcom McDowell, and Meg Foster. 31 will hit theaters October 21. You can view the poster and release info below.

A FILM BY ROB ZOMBIE
In Theaters October 21st from Saban Films and Lionsgate
Written & Directed by: Rob Zombie
Executive Producers: Mike Goodridge
Producers: Rob Zombie, Andy Gould, Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman, Eddie Vaisman, Mike Elliott
Cinematography by: David Daniel
Music by: Jeff Cardoni
Edited by: Glenn Garland
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcom McDowell, Meg Foster, Elizabeth Daily, Sandra Rosko, Richard Brake
Distributor Saban Films
Release Date: On Demand September 16th, In select theaters October 21st
Running Time 102 min.
Rating R
Synopsis: From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs. read more

Saban Films Acquires Rob Zombie’s ’31’ & Gives Release Date

Saban Films has acquired the rights to Rob Zombie’s ’31’ and has set a release date of September 16.  The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie and Malcolm McDowell.   Zombie wrote and directed the film, which centers around five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned compound, and are forced to partake in a violent game of survival against a gang of sadistic clowns for 12 hours.   It was financed by Bow and Arrow Entertainment and co-produced with Spectacle Entertainment Group. read more