From EFX to Action: Special Effects Artists in the Director’s Chair

They say that it’s hard to do more than one thing in Hollywood. If you’re known for being at least competent in one field, it’s usually difficult to convince people to give you a chance in others. There’s just too much money and too little time involved. There are always exceptions to this, however, and during the mid-1980s to the late/mid-1990s, it seemed like a concentrated group of special effects artists were merging into that fabled second thing in Hollywood: In this case, it was directing.

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CREEPSHOW Making-of Doc Getting Its Own Blu-ray Release in the U.S.!

CREEPSHOW, the 1982 horror anthology film, is an undeniable classic. A delightfully-wicked tribute to 1950s horror comics from two masters, director George Romero and the legendary Stephen King, that has gone on to be loved by generations of fans. So, it’s kind of frustrating that Warner Bros. have only released a bare-bones DVD and Blu-ray of CREEPSHOW here in the States. In the UK, a two-disc special edition DVD and a Blu-ray contain a host of special features, including a feature-length documentary produced by Red Shirt Pictures called JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF CREEPSHOW. The only way American fans could see that doc was to buy an import disc and watch it on a region-free player.

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Check Out All the Extras on the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2 Collector’s Edition!

The fact that Tobe Hooper’s gonzo 1986 sequel, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2, is getting the Scream Factory treatment is enough cause for joy. The reveal of the newly-commissioned artwork created even more excitement. But just in the off-hand chance you’re still on the fence about double-dipping on this movie, Scream Factory unveiled the final list of extras for the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.

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The Fan Grieving Process

Growing older, one will see the loss of more and more loved ones, whether family or friends. As fans, we also are witness to the loss of beloved entertainers, with more and more impactful ones happening as time goes by. For many of us, films from the 70’s and 80’s were what molded us into the horror fans that we are today. The stars of these films sadly aren’t immortalized at the time of those films heydays, so eventually they too shuffle loose this mortal coil. And unlike in the film FINAL GIRLS, there is no going into the film to save them.

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