Based in Leigh-on-Sea in the UK, Jinx Media has spent the last ten years making high impact, low budget horror movies for the international market. These films have seen worldwide distribution and won several awards along the way, and have taken husband-and-wife team Pat and Pippa Higgins everywhere from the Cannes Film Festival to Hollywood. If Pat is not busy getting fake blood all over things, he sometimes does live shows which detail all the nightmares of micro-budget shoots and feature behind-the-scenes clips and a few inevitable adult jokes. The most recent of these is called ‘Werewolves, Cheerleaders & Chainsaws’. Jinx Media filmed the whole thing at the recent Horror on Sea festival in the UK and we have it for you inside. The full hour video is not quite safe for work and contains the expected swearing, bloody violence and nudity. Continue Reading →
Producers Chris Patterson and Paddy McCarney of Belfast, Ireland, based Causeway Pictures are in pre-production for a feature length bio-documentary examining the fascinating life, controversial claims and mysterious work of one of religion’s most notorious figures, Fr. Malachi Martin. This is not exactly horror, but all of you who ave an interest in exorcism and the mysterious might take a liking to this project. If you do, you can get involved by donating to the currently ongoing Kickstarter Campaign.
‘Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary’ is an upcoming independent documentary by John Campopiano and Justin White, taking an extensive look at the making of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’, the 1989 film directed by Mary Lambert, starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne, based on Stephen King’s novel by the same title, first published six years earlier in 1983. The documentary digs deep into the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King’s work. Continue Reading →
HorrorBug has a first look at test pictures from Hollywood of actor Bill Oberst Jr. as the demonic ‘Lord Bateman’ for a proposed film project of the same name. The stills, taken just yesterday, show Oberst as a wet, drooling and burnt-around-the edges demonic creature.HorrorBug hat exklusiv die ersten Bilder aus Hollywood, die Schauspieler Bill Oberst Jr. als den dämonischen ‘Lord Bateman’ für das zukünftige Filmprojekt gleichen Titels zeigen. Die Photos entstanden erst gestern und zeigen Oberst als eine nasse, sabbernde und von der Hölle gezeichnete dämonische Kreatur. Continue Reading →
Watching a film, you just can’t help picking your favorites. That is true for characters, the actors playing them, and of course certain scenes or sequences that just get stuck in your head and keep replaying before your mind’s eye for a long time. While making a film puts you in a very different, almost opposite, perspective, it is a journey full of hard work first and foremost. But like on every journey, there are things you like to remember, as well as things that leave such an impression on you that you can’t get rid of them. In the second part of her Set Stories, Iabou Windimere offers her Favourite Moments as Assistant Director on Randy Fabert’s ‘Psycho Killer’. Continue Reading →
Every film has two stories. One that makes the film, the other one how the film is made. In independent filmmaking, it seems, the latter is mostly just filed under ‘E’ for experience to never be looked at again, or being told. Which, in many cases, is a loss to all of us on both sides – the teller of the story, because he or she doesn’t get to share a valuable experience, and the potential audience, which is stuck with a potential, but will never actually be the audience. We here at HorrorBug are especially thankful to Iabou Windimere for sharing her experiences during the filming of Randy Fabert’s ‘Psycho Killer’. She even is in the unique position to share it from multiple different perspectives without having dissociative identity disorder. We also have to thank Joe Kidd for being the facilitator for this. Continue Reading →
“Jaws”, the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water, comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012.Der legendäre Film “Jaws” (Der Weise Hai) kommt am 14. August diesen Jahres in den USA zum ersten Mal auf Blu-ray auf den Markt. Continue Reading →
“It worked in the movie!” When an army drum is breached and a mysterious chemical gas is released into a nearby cemetery, the dead return to life with only one thing on their minds…brains! The zombie menace quickly descends upon a group of misfits who must fight for survival as they are picked off one at a time by a horde of the undead.
“Do you ever wonder about all the different ways of dying?” Dan O’Bannon’s outrageous splatter classic “The Return of the Living Dead” has continued to terrify and entertain horror fans for over twenty-five years with its delicious mix of blood, guts, sex and punk. Boasting off-beat humor, plenty of attitude and one of the most famous zombies ever committed to celluloid, it’s easy to see why the film’s legacy continues to grow.“Es hat im Film funktioniert!” Als ein Fass des Militärs beschädigt wird und eine mysteriöse Chemikalie freigesetzt wir und den nahegelegenen Friedhof erreicht, erwachen die Toten zu neuem Leben mit nur einer Sache im Kopf…Gehirne! Die Zombies bedrohen ein Gruppe merkwürdiger Typen, die um ihr nacktes Überleben kämpfen müssen, während sie einer nach dem anderen der Horde Untoter zum Opfer fallen.
“Hast du dir jemals über die verschiedenen Arten des Sterbens Gedanken gemacht?” Dan O’Bannons aussergewöhnlicher Splatter Klassiker “The Rettern of the Living Deal” erschreckt und unterhält seit nunmehr über 25 Jahren Horror-Fans mit seinem erstklassigen Mix aus Blut, Eingeweiden, Sex und Punk. Mit seinem schrägen Humor, radikalen Einstellungen und dem wohl berühmtesten Zombie der jemals auf Zelluloid gebannt wurde ist el einfach zu verstehen, warum die Gefolgschaft des Films stetig wächst. Continue Reading →