Special makeup artist Gage (SOCKET) Munster sent along exclusive FX and behind-the-scenes pics of his strange bloodsucker stint on BLED, which hits DVDLionsgate Home Entertainment April 7. The story of a “dimensional vampire” on the prowl in seedy downtown LA was directed by Christopher Hutson from a script by Sxv’leithan Essex.
"Working on the film was one of the most radical times of my life," Munster tells us. "I had the most talented and dedicated crew in the world, without whom I’m convinced we wouldn’t have gotten anything done. We prepped all the creature effects as well as all the other blood and vampire gags in one month on a literal shoestring budget! I actually think we spent more of our own money trying to get all of the effects done than we did the budget we had, because we ran out of that fairly quickly! But it’s a testament to how much you can make with a lot of passion, hard work, a great vision and no money!" The FX artist will provide Fangoria.com a scoop on his next gigs, a series of new Charles Band flicks, next week.
CHICAGO – Lucy Hale, the star of The CW’s “Privileged,” revealed this week that she too has auditioned for a role in the upcoming sequel to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” the highly anticipated “New Moon,” to be directed by Chris Weitz and going into production soon.
The onslaught of casting and audition rumors for “New Moon” have led us from rumors that Taylor Lautner might be replaced to a possible audtion for Vanessa Hudgens to stories about Dakota Fanning and now Lucy Hale.
First, release date news...for our readers in the UK. Pathe is going to distribute Chris Nahon's Blood: The Last Vampire in theaters on June 12th. In preparation for this, the company has staked out BloodtheLastVampireMovie.com , so keep checking back there.
Meanwhile, it appears Universal Pictures has picked the film up for distribution here in the States. We have no idea what they intend to do with it just yet. This long in-production adaptation of the popular anime focuses on a vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan. She's inserted into a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise. Early poster art, stills and more are in the BD database.
ComingSoon.net/ShockTillYouDrop.com just got off the phone with filmmaker Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) after talking briefly about his upcoming sci-fi thriller Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage. Proyas has been hard at work in the post-production of the film, but we wondered if there'd been any progress on the two other films he'd been developing, The Tripods, based on the series by John Christopher, and Dracula Year Zero, a proposed origin story for Bram Stoker's legendary vampire.
Both are still in active development so either could be Proyas' next project. "I'm working on a bunch of different things and the two projects I'm excited about are an adaptation of John Christopher's The Tripod stories that I've co-written with Stuart Hazeldine, who is one of our writers on 'Knowing', and the Dracula project," the Australian filmmaker told us. "Both are very exciting projects but at this stage, we're still in the budgeting process for both, so I can't really tell you much more than that."
"I'm not a fan of remakes or sequels — I haven't done any and I'm not really that excited by them usually," Proyas said when asked about his decision to make a movie based on a character whose had an extensive life in film. "In the case of Dracula, the reason I got excited about the project is I read a particular script that puts the whole legend on its head in every conceivable way and comes out with something that is both a kind of an ode to Bram Stoker's original Dracula, in that it's kind of a prequel to that, but it also redefines the character to such an extent that I found it quite exciting, so that is very much a kind of reinvention of that character and it's why I got excited about it."
Daily Convention tickets will be on sale at the door!
Flashback Weekend and Sinister Visions inc. present the
TWILIGHT Convention Chicago
February 6-7-8, 2009
6810 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(next to the Allstate Arena)
Celebrity guests from “TWILIGHT” will include
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen)
Justin Chon (Eric Yorkie)
Renowned guests from the international vampire scene will include
Martin V. Riccardo- Director of Vampire Studies – an information center for Vampire fans for over 30 years
Geoff Harkness- The director of the documentary “NATIONAL VAMPIRE”
Sebastiaan T. van Houten - One of the central personalities of the Vampyre/vampire subculture and noted fangsmith. Sebastiaan will also be creating custom fangs in the dealer room during the weekend.
Lori Joffs and Laura Brynne-Cristiano - TWILIGHT Lexicon creators
Steve “Capone” Prokopyfrom “Ain’t it Cool News”.
Weekend events will include TWILIGHT celebrity guest autograph and meet & greet sessions, Photo-op sessions (pose for photos with TWILIGHT celebrity guests), Celebrity guest Q & A’s, panel discussions, a Saturday evening Vampire Costume Ball with music selections by DJ Brianne of Chicago’s underground club scene, a TWILIGHT and vampire merchandise dealers room, and more!
SABRETOOTH CUSTOM FANGS
Sabretooth will be making fangs at the TWILIGHT Chicago Convention February 6-7-8, 2009. If you would like a set of movie-quality custom fangs made, Sebastiaan T. Houten will be on-hand in the Dealers Room. Many different styles of fangs are available. Visit the Sabretooth website at http://www.sabretooth.com/for more info. To make an appointment with Sebastiaan to have fangs created please visit http://www.sabretooth.com/index.php.
Dance of the UnDead- An Evening in Volterra
A Vampire Costume Ball
Saturday evening February 7, 2009
SATURDAY, FEB 7, 7:00 PM The Volturi have graciously invited vampires of all mythologies, archetypes and styles to join them for an evening of pure vampire revelry. Be proud and wear your fangs or simply opt for a more subtle look. Wear any vampire style or vampire costume you love or simply come in casual vampire elegance. This is an evening all about vampires from any era, movie or book, be it the world of Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice or Bram Stoker. Put your finest touches on your costumes and enter our costume contest to be judged by a panel of vampire experts. Dance like the undead to vampiric music selections by DJ Brianneof Chicago’s very own underground club scene.Cash bar for 21+ with valid ID.
PROFESSIONAL FACE MAKE-UP by FANTASY FACES
Make-up artist Andrea O’Donnell of Fantasy Faces will be on hand in the venders area with her professional make-up staff. Their expertise is costume/stage/fantasy makeup application. Just one quick stop in their make-up chair will give you that beautiful, ethereal looking, white skinned sparkley vampire look for a nominal fee. Visit their website http://www.fantasyfacesbyandrea.com/to see some of their incredible work!
TWILIGHT Chicago will be held at the WYNDHAM O’HARE, 6810 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Hotel Reservations – (847) 297-1234
SPECIAL TWILIGHT CONVENTION HOTEL DISCOUNT ROOM RATE IS ONLY $99.00!
Part of the fun of a convention is staying overnight at the hotel, hanging out with and meeting new friends.
We have arranged a special discount hotel room rate of only $99.00 (plus tax) for our attendees. To reserve you discount rate room, call the Wyndham O’Hare at
(847) 297-1234 and tell them you would like the “Flashback Weekend / Twilight” discount group room rate of $99.00.
Please confirm with them that you have received the discount room rate of $99.00. If you have any problems receiving the discount rate, call us at (847) 478-0119.
The cut-off date to book your discount hotel room rate by is February 2, 2009. However we suggest that you book your hotel rooms as early as possible, since the hotel may sell out prior to that.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
You may purchase tickets starting then on-line using our Paypal shopping located at our website www.flashbackweekend.comunder “TICKETS” at the top of the page. This is the quickest and fastest way for you to purchase your tickets.
You may also purchase your ticket package by phone by calling (847) 478-0119 from 9:00am-9:00pm central time. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Our weekend package/autograph signing packages will be limited to a total of 800. So be sure to order your tickets as soon as possible!
We will keep you posted on updates. Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions.
Convention Single day tickets on sale at the door
- Friday – $15.00
- Saturday – $30.00
- Sunday – $20.00
Celebrity autograph tickets and celebrity photo op tickets will also be on sale at the door.
- Dance of the Undead – An Evening in VolterraSaturday February 7 at 7:00PM ticket $30.00
If the new trailer posted at Vimeo is any indication, the upcoming Nazi-Vampire-vs.-Werewolves opus Wolvesbayne ought to be some seriously cheesy fanged fun…
If you are in the Chicago area and would like to set up an appointment to have a set of movie-quality custom fangs made, Sebastiaan T. van Houten will be on-hand in the Dealers Room.
At this time, Sebastiaan is taking appointments for Classic Style Fangs at $99/pair.
To make an appointment with Sebastiaan to have fangs created, please visit http://www.sabretooth.com/index.php.
Those who make an appointment with Sebastiaan do NOT have to pay entry into the event itself, and will receive special passes to get to and from the Sabretooth booth at the convention. To attend any of the convention events, however, Sabretooth customers will have to purchase regular convention passes.
SABRETOOTH was founded in August of 1995 by Sebastiaan T. van Houten as a small fangsmithing business at the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo. After moving to NYC in 1996 and hosting Long Black Veil and the Vampyre Ball for many years, in such legendary clubs as THE LIMELIGHT, Slimelight London, MOTHER and the BANK, SABRETOOTH evolved into a world renowned production company. Today SABRETOOTH is continuing to bring you the original quality, soul and passion of dark elegance with a new vigor and vision.
The Sci Fi Channel premieres Moonlight this Friday the 23rd:
“Mick St. John is a charming private investigator from Los Angeles with a dark secret. Sixty years ago on the night of his wedding, his bride, the seductive Coraline, bit him, turning him into a vampire who will be eternally locked in the immortal world.
Forever 30 years of age, Mick is as handsome and charismatic as the day he was “turned,” and he rejects others of his kind who view humans as nothing more than a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the wealthy and mischievous Josef Kostan, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living.
In a random twist of fate, Beth Turner, a mortal Mick saved when she was a little girl, grew up to be a beautiful and ambitious Internet Investigative Reporter who he’s falling helplessly in love with. And although Mick feels a distinctive bond with Beth, he knows he can’t pursue his feelings without exposing the part of him that would make him a monster in her eyes.
In Moonlight we see Mick as a character who lives between two realities — an avenger dedicated to protecting humanity from the undead, and a immortal man falling dangerously in love.
Moonlight discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.”
More information: http://www.scifi.com/moonlight/