Entries from April 2008 ↓

‘Mummy 3’ Production Blog Gets Facelift, New Content

If you head on over to the newly relaunched official production blog for Director Rob Cohen, you can check out all sorts of new goodies for his upcoming release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, including concept art, behind-the-scenes stills and a new video blog on the film's VFX. In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick (Fraser) and Alex O'Connell (Ford) unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin (Li) -- a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard (Yeoh) centuries ago. Universal heads to China August 1st.

Filmax Preps Spanish Sequel, ‘[REC] 2’

We have some awesome news, that most of you won't appreciate until later this year. We received exclusive intel this evening that Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are reuniting to direct a sequel to the off-the-charts-awesome Spanish horror flick [REC] (review), which has already been remade here in the States at Quarantine. The first film, which we're told Sony Home Entertainment will release in the fourth quarter of this year, a young TV reporter and her cameraman cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

Zompire: The Undead Film Festival 2008

Zompire 2008Lovers of the undead in Portland, Oregon rejoice!!

Zompire: The Undead Film Festival is back for the third year, and boasts the best 13 hours of Undead Entertainment around. The festival is dedicated to all things undead, highlighting various filmmakers creative attempts to show the undead in new and unexpected ways.

May 9-10, 2008
Friday & Saturday 7:00pm-1:00am

The Hollywood Theatre
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97212
The Theatre is located on the cross-streets of NE Broadway and 41st Avenue.

Evening passes:
Friday $10, Saturday $10

2008 is going to be the most terrifying year yet. The feature films showing include: Dawn of the Dead (2004), From Dusk til Dawn (written by Quentin Tarantino), Brain Dead and Wasting Away.

They will also be showing a broad range of short films from the horrifying to the hilarious including: Zombie Western: It came from the West, The Heist, The Laundromat, Burying the Ex and much more!

If that isn’t enough undead movie magic for you they’ll also be playing both classic and new film trailers from: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, City of the Living Dead, Dead & Buried, Hell of the Living Dead, Flick, Bubba’s Chili Parlor and Tombs of the Blind Dead.

Don’t forget to go dressed as your favorite Undead Denizen (Zombie, Vampire, etc), as there will be a nightly costume contest with prizes!

Check the Zompire website for up-to-date information or simply subscribe to the RSS feed on the site for the latest news.


Lark Slaughters Fangoria’s Spooksmodel Competition!

Fangoria's New Spooksmodel, Shannon Lark and As twilight slowly withered away the light of a Los Angeles Sunday, life still whispered within the body of the 2008 Fangoria Weekend of Horrors. Fans daydreaming eager visions of macabre beauty, harvested into the main ballroom of the Los Angeles Convention Center to witness the first ever Fangoria Spooksmodel contest.

Upon the stage, beauty embodied within an octonary of female flesh to stand before judge and jury. Each of the eight contestants endeavored to prove worthiness of wearing the crown of Fangoria Spooksmodel. One by one each answered questions, modeled a pose or two, and performed a one minute routine before a jury consisting of Ken Foree, John Gulagar, and Tony Timpone. Lest we forget an eager audience of horror fanatics surrounded by female flesh on its best, and sometimes erotic, behavior!

The eight contestants performed to the best of their abilities, demonstrating that each were well deserved to grace the Fangoria stage. Yet with all challenges, only one may walk away victorious. That one winner, clothed in scarlet dress and wielding a chainsaw, was Shannon Lark.

Shannon Lark of course is more than a blood splattered scream queen swinging power tools. She is a multidimensional creature. Shannon Lark is the cyber boss brains behind the horror website The Chainsaw Mafia, a place catering to information and networking for fledgling creative artists. Shannon also is a writer and director in the genre, spearheading the all female oriented Viscera Film Festival. One cannot chronicle Shannon Lark without summoning from the grave her involvement with the Living Dead Girlz, a female zombie dance troupe. Beneath all of the chainsaws, blood, zombies, and gore, she is perhaps one of the genres first horror activists. Shannon is on the front lines of the battle to advance the role of women in horror, something that is obviously being well embraced by fans and the genre in general.

As winner of the 2008 Fangoria Spooksmodel competition, Shannon will appear within all of the 2008-2009 Fangoria Weekend of Horror conventions, grace the pages of Fangoria magazine, and perform a Coffin Case photo shoot. It is quite a sweet prize. This success in reality is not just for Shannon Lark, it is a victory for all women hoping to bleed their name within the genre of horror.

Fatally Yours congratulates the very deserving and hard-working Shannon Lark on her tremendous accomplishments! She will set quite a high standard for all future Fangoria Spooksmodels!

Watch Shannon’s winning performance at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors 2008 (video courtesy of Necromagikal):

Watch the announcement of the winner of Fangoria’s Spooksmodel contest (video courtesy of Necromagikal):

Visit The Chainsaw Mafia!


You might know by now that for months and months I've had a metaphorical anticipation boner for the Spanish film [REC]. Some of you have seen it and have raved about it, which has only made my situation more...urgent.

I was checking out what's up over at Mermaid Heather earlier, and apparently at a Prom Night screening she caught a trailer for something called Quarantine...which seems to be a remake of [REC], yes? Is this news to you as well, or has it been public knowledge forever and I'm woefully behind the curve? That's entirely possible. I'm only cutting edge 86% of the time, and right now most of my cutting edge-ness is being utilized in my hair product choices. Or...is everyone pretending it's not a remake and the amazing, identical similarities are a madcap series of co-inky-dinks?

Why does the Quarantine trailer need all the blah blah blah? Why has it been remade to begin with? Because people hate subtitles? Reading is fucking fundamental, y'all!



‘Disturbia’ the Latest Paramount Blu-ray Announced

Paramount Home Entertainment has gone Blu-ray razy and just announced a few more titles, one of which will be Disturbia arriving May 20th. Extra features include: 1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer (1080p), Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, English DTS-ES 6.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Commentary by Director D.J. Caruso and Cast Members Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer, Deleted Scenes HD, The Making of Disturbia HD, Serial Pursuit Trivia Pop-Up Quizz, Outtakes and Bloopers HD, Music Video 'Don't Make Me Wait' by This World Fair HD, Photo Gallery and Theatrical Trailer HD. In the film Shia LaBeouf plays a teen serving a home-detention sentence. He begins to observe a neighbor and suspects the man is a serial killer. Morse plays the suspected murderer.

Uwe Boll Sues Billy Zane Over ‘BloodRayne’

Director Uwe Boll has sued actor Billy Zane in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming he's owed at least $700,000 in revenues from the 2006 boxoffice flop Bloodrayne. Boll claims in the April 30 filing that Zane was the one who suggested Romar Entertainment handle distribution of the film. Zane and Romar principal James Schramm allegedly promised the film would open in 2,000 theaters and that a $10 million advance from Boll would be used for advertising and promotion. But at least $900,000 was paid out to Zane and Schramm and the movie opened in only 950 theaters, Boll claims. The film's budget was $25 million and brought in just under $4 million at the worldwide boxoffice (ouch).

First Official ‘The Descent 2’ Casting!

We received official word that Shauna MacDonald and Natalie Jackson Mendoza will both we returning in Pathe's The Descent 2, which looks to have finally dropped the ridiculous moniker (The De2cent). The film is in pre-production with Jon Harris attached to direct from a screenplay by James Watkins. Neil Marshall will produce alongside Christian Colson. In addition, you can read the OFFICIAL synopsis by heading beyond the break. Watch for more news soon.

Chris White Possessed by Evil Entity ‘David’

We caught early word on a new project by Chris White, David, which is set to be executive produced by his cousin Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). Elaine (Superstar) Hendrix is attached to star in the horror pic, which centers around a small family from New York who moves to an inherited farm house set in the middle of a cornfield after dealing with a personal tragedy. Their problems are only beginning when they arrive in this isolated location which inhabits a evil entity that begins to manipulate their sanity resulting into murder and mayhem. You can read all about it inside and watch for more soon!

‘The Signal’ Special 3-D DVD Cover Art

Today Magnolia Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive look at the special 3-D cover art for their release of The Signal (review) on DVD and Blu-ray June 10. Its New Years Eve in the city of Terminus and chaos is this years resolution. All forms of communication have been jammed by an enigmatic signal that preys on the fears and desires of everyone in the city. Told in three parts from three unique perspectives by three visionary directors, The Signal is a horrific journey towards discovering that the most brutal monster might actually be within all of us.

Dimension Extreme Acquires ‘Triloquist’

We learned today that Dimension Exreme has acquired Mark Jones' Triloquist for DVD release on July 1. In a seedy motel in Hollywood, a down-and-out ventriloquist with a creepy looking Dummy kills herself with a drug overdose as her two young children watch. The kids are sent to live with a perverted uncle who ends up dead. Turning eighteen, the beautiful and twisted sister tells her brother they will head out to Las Vegas so he can be a great ventriloquist like their mother was. The brother has never spoken since the death of his mother - the creepy Dummy does all his talking... and the Dummy seems to hate the sister. Read on for the art and trailer.

Paramount Gives ‘Sleepy Hollow’ a Blu-ray Release

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced a May 20th Blu-ray re-release for SLEEPY HOLLOW. The film arrives in a 1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer (1080p) with English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitled. Extra features include: Commentary with Director Tim Burton, Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend, Reflections on Sleepy Hollow, Teaser Trailer HD and Theatrical Trailer HD. Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

WIN ‘The Orphanage’ on DVD!

Today we were provided with five copies of New Line Home Entertainment's Spanish ghost story The Orphanage (trailer) on DVD for you guys to enter to win. The film arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on April 22 and now you can read on to see how to score your own copy of the film, produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Rivercoast Films to Release ‘Witches’ Night’

Rivercoast Film will release the new feature-length horror film WITCHES' NIGHT on July 8, 2008 to all domestic DVD reatil sales, rental and online entertainment outlets. Halloween weekend. A jilted groom. A hastily-organized canoe trip. A pristine river. A deep, dark forest. The strange old woman behind the bait shop should've been a warning, but too much beer dulls the senses. When they stumble upon four beautiful women deep in the woods, it all seems too good to be true. And slowly they realize they'll be lucky to escape alive... Read on for more.

Three Students Get ‘Suspended’ in New Indie Pic

This morning we caught wind of a new little indie film entitled SUSPENDED, which now has an official website loaded with stills and a first look trailer. Directed by Wilfried Meance and written by Romain Combes, the film follows three childhood friends who set off together to spend New Year's Eve in a chalet. But after going off the road they find themselves dangling off a cliffside. They're left hanging in thin air. Will they survive?