Some Horror News Nuggets

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I’m still catching up on the onslaught of information yielded during Comic-Con. While I sift through the workload, here are some horror news bites that crawled into my in-box over the last few days.

• Pocket Books is publishing Robert Englund’s memoir, “Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams,” this October. The book will come with the price tag of $26 and was written by Englund with Alan Goldsher. Introductions by Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper.

• Fans of The Video Dead are coming together in an effort to sway MGM/Fox Home Entertainment into releasing a proper DVD of this ’87 zombie flick. Tune into MySpace.com/TheVideoDeadonDVD for more details.

• Lana Wood is joining DJ Perry and Fred Griffith in Rampant Entertainment’s Renovation, an Arizona-set horror film. Robert Gwinn directs from a script by writer-producer Charles Pisaeno.

• Ocule Films’ trailer for Deadbox is now online. You can give it a look here. This is the second horror film this year to use the game of paintball as a backdrop. Director Robert Lynn’s film concerns a team that ventures to an abandon prison to play only to be hunted by a nutty war vet who mistakes the players for assassins!

• Bill Moseley has signed on to star in Killer Green, the Ambergris Films LLC. production we first told you about here.

• Connecticut based independent film production company Dalton Gang Productions recently closed a cable VOD distribution deal for its debut feature Hunting Season. The slasher-survivalist thriller will be premiering August 1st across the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico through an agreement with Gravitas Ventures arranged by The Bosko Group. Hunting Season will be on VOD for 90 days.

• The 1st Annual Carnival of Darkness short film festival will be held August 6th at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, California. Carnival of Darkness showcases the very best new work from independent horror filmmakers. This celebration of ‘creepy’ and original film shorts and music videos will culminate in a one hour panel discussion featuring top names in the horror world. For more, visit CarnivalofDarknessFestival.com.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor