Truly Viral Marketing Can Creep Out Your Friends

DreamWorks Home Entertainment has come up with a way to have the terror of their movie, The Ring, travel through the phone lines — and in the process promote the DVD release of The Ring Two. In case you aren’t aware of The Ring‘s plot, here’s a summary. When someone watches a mystical short film, […]

Film Festival in San Jose Next Week

If you’re going to be in the San Jose, Calif., area next week, you might want to check out the annual film festival, Cinequest. Taking place March 1 through 12 at three cinemas, Cinequest screens a plethora of short and long films in a variety of styles. Several on the docket this year are genre […]

Movieland Wax Museum Auction Announced

Have you ever wanted to walk on the bridge of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek? Have you dreamed of walking down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion? Have you fantasized about turning your garage into a Chamber of Horrors? Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 11, starting […]

Gothicfest 2005 Update

Want to hear a sample of the bands that played at Gothicfest 2005? Then go to their page on MySpace: www.myspace.com/gothicfest. Also, if you scroll down the page, you’ll see in the “Friend’s Comments” section some information about bands and vendors that attended the festival last year. Gothicfest 2006 will take place Sept. 16 at […]

Musical Interprets Poe’s Work and Life

From now until March 5, Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., will be showing Nevermore, a new musical based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Nelson Pressley of The Washington Post called it “an intermissionless fever dream about the near-demented Poe and the women who haunted him.” And J. Wynn Rousuck, of The Baltimore Sun, […]

Critics Sink Fangs Into Lestat

With titles such as “Bloody Awful” and “Elton’s Vampire Musical ‘Sucks’”, the reviews have not been kind to the Lestat, the musical incarnation of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. The January 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler announced the premiere, now the blog brings you the critic’s opinions. Robert Hurwitt, Theatre Critic for The San […]

David and Goliath Meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Oct. 17 issue of Science Fiction Weekly (www.scifi.com/sfw), included a brief note about a San Francisco performing arts group, CounterPulse, planning live performances of “Once More with Feeling” — the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It sounded like something a genre traveler would be interested in, so I went the company’s website […]