Welcome to the Nightmare

Horror theatrics man extraordinaire Alice Cooper will be the guest of honor at The Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Canadian National Horror Expo in September. Canada’s largest genre event, organized by Rue Morgue, Canada’s leading horror magazine, and Hobby Star Marketing, is expected to draw more than 30,000 genre fans. Now in its third year, […]

Satellite Radio Launches Horror Radio Show

Now horror fans will have something to listen to on the road. Yesterday, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Fangoria Entertainment announced the launch of Fangoria Radio, the first national horror-themed entertainment radio show. Twisted Sister front man and horror film producer/actor Dee Snider hosts the show. Of course, you’ll have to be traveling close to the […]

Monster Band Wins One for Finnish Tourism

“What would happen if our favourite horror film characters Freddie Krugger, Michael Myers (Halloween) and Jason (Friday 13th) took a break from their hectic killing spree’s, put down their weapons of murder, had a few beers and picked up musical instruments?” asks NoiseRecords.com. Their answer? Lordi. Lordi is a Finnish heavy metal band who dress […]

And the European Capital of Culture for 2007 Is …

Just as Romania is about to join the European Union, the city of Sibiu in Transylvania has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2007. Launched as the European City of Culture project in1985 to “contribute to bringing the peoples of Europe together,” the project was renamed European Capital of Culture in 1999. […]

Young Frankenstein: The Musical?

After the success of the stage version of his 1968 movie The Producers, Mel Brooks hopes to strike gold again by adapting his 1974 film Young Frankenstein for the musical theatre. What the hey? It already had one musical number — the monster performing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” — why not more? “Whether it comes […]

Catching Up with the News

Whew! This week has been a bear. I haven’t been getting enough sleep so I haven’t been able to write posts for this blog. Did you miss me? 😉 Horror Genre Gets Its Own Video on Demand Network Comcast and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced recently that they plan to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) network featuring […]

Win Free Hotel Stay with New Travel Search Engine

Now this is really cool. Not only will SearchParty.com help you find the best prices for your hotel stays — and that’s total cost, not just room price — they’ll pay the hotel stay (up to US$500) for three lucky winners each month through December 2006! That’s 27 winners between now and the end of […]

Attention Goth Fans: Gothic Industrial Night

This just came into my mailbox last night. If you happen to be in the Barrington, Ill., area this Friday, and you’re into the goth scene, you might want check out Gothic Industrial Night, A Night of Darkness and Underground Music. Hosted By SGL Entertainment, the event will feature the following bands: Project .44 Digital […]

Dallas “All-Con” Defies Stereotype

This coming weekend, March 17 through 19, All-Con celebrates fandom in all its forms. “We’re pleased to be able to provide diversity from the rest of the Dallas area shows,” says Todd Carlton, one of All-Con’s founders. “It’s our signature. It’s who we are. At the same time, we also incorporate the classic formula behind […]