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Dec

posted by admin | December 9, 2010 | Uncategorized

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Day 7&8: name these posters below

Tuesday’s poster was “Big Trouble In Little China”

Dec

posted by admin | December 4, 2010 | Uncategorized

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Day 3: name this poster below

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yesterday’s poster was “It’s Alive”

it's alive

Dec

posted by admin | December 2, 2010 | Uncategorized

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Day 2

yesterday’s poster was “C.H.U.D.”

Nov

posted by admin | November 3, 2010 | Interviews, Uncategorized

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A big thank you goes to A. Doktor who conducted a great interview below with the very beautiful and talented actress, Denise Williamson. And another big thank you to Denise for doing this interview.

I first met Denise Williamson at Comicpalooza 2010 in Houston, TX. They were screening the film Spirit Camp, and she and the director/writer/producer/editor Kerry Beyer where at the show. Denise was clad in her cheerleader outfit from the movie. I was struck by her beauty, but was more so by the fact that it was freezing in the auditorium, and this poor woman was in next to nothing.

Denise is new to the game, but has hit the ground running. In 2009 she was in Spirit Camp. In 2010 she will be in Killer Schoolgirls from Outer Space, Boggy Creek, Renfield the Undead, Cherry Bomb and more (most have yet to be released).

When I learned she lived in Houston, I had to get an interview.


LH: Who is your favorite Scream Queen? Why?

DW: I don’t really have a favorite scream queen. Halloween is one of the first scary movies I remember seeing. Jamie Lee Curtis is where it all started for me.

LH: How long have you been a fan of horror/b-movies?

DW: When I was younger I was to afraid to watch them. It was about junior high when I started watching them with friends.

LH: What are your favorite movies in this genre?

DW: The Lost Boys is my all time favorite. I also like ones that are based on actual events or could actually happen.

LH: If you could star in a remake/reboot what would it be? What character?

DW: I don’t care to be in a remake. I’m an original 🙂 Remakes are never good anyway

LH: Have you had any special training and/or SUH-weet ninja skills to fight off all the perilous peril a heroine faces?

DW: Ha, ha. No, but I am a trained dancer and will hitch kick your face.

LH: How hard can you punch?

DW: I don’t know. Put your head in front of my fist and let’s find out.

LH: How long have you been in “the biz?”

DW: I got into making films a few years ago. Spirit Camp was my first film.

LH: Where did you get your start (acting)?

DW: In film, it was Spirit Camp. I walked in to get head shots for a theatre audition and Keyer Beyer (director of Spirit Camp) had some small roles he was still looking to cast and asked me if I wanted to audition.

LH: You didn’t get much screen time as a cheerleader in Spirit Camp. Do you get more time as the virginal teen girlfriend in Killer Schoolgirls from Outer Space?

DW: Yes in Killer School Girls I’m the female lead so I have much more screen time 🙂

LH: Did you get fraternize much with Ron Jeremy while working on Killer Schoolgirls? Was there any hootchi choochi lick ’em yum yums going on with cast members and Mr. Jeremy?

DW: Sorry to disappoint you but Ron Jeremy was never on set with us. All his scenes were shot separately.

LH: In Renfield the Undead you’re a hooker who trades up to Dracula’s wife. How was it to be one of the blood sucking undead?

DW: Who doesn’t want to play a vampire… That’s part of the fun of being an actress. You get to pretend to be something your not.

LH: What’s the film Cherry Bomb about?

DW: Lol! Cherry Bomb is a film about a stripper who gets revenge on the douche bags that attacked her.

LH: I noticed there are a couple actors who have worked with you on multiple movies (Julin, Cory Hart). Are you friends? Do you help one another get jobs?

DW: Julin is one of my best friends. We always hangout and get into trouble. I see Corey every once in awhile. We all go to auditions together and definitely recommend each other. I for sure recommend getting Julin and I on a set together. You wont be disappointed.

LH: What’s been the most fun working on these films?

DW: The friends I’ve made. Some of my closest friends are people I’ve meet on set. Some of the best moments happen behind the camera.

LH: What horror movie monster (zombie, vampire, werewolf, ghost, Paris Hilton) do you identify with? Why?

DW: A vampire. I don’t want to be a hairy, smelly wolf, eat people’s brains or walk around saying boo all the damn time. 🙂

LH: If you were a piñata, what would come out if you were whacked with a stick?

DW: Um candy. Hello! Because I’m so so sweet.

The remaining questions were conducted to test her situational survivability.

LH: Some disfigured/rotting person is shambling towards you, moaning incoherently, you…?

DW: Give them a makeover?

LH: There’s a bad storm out, the electricity in your cabin goes out and there’s a strange noise coming from the cellar. You…?

DW: Cellar… Honey, I live in TX. We don’t have cellars. 🙂

LH: You and your girlfriends are having a sleepover. You’re all lying around in your bras and g-strings. You…

DW: Oh well, I guess there is nothing left to do but make out!

She passed the most important one, hopefully insuring a long career in the motion pictures.


To find out more about Denise, you can visit:

www.imdb.me/denisewilliamson
http://www.myspace.com/dwill2010
http://www.facebook.com/ActressDenise


If you haven’t already, check out Denise’s Highway Hotties page.

Oct

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There was a time not that long ago when soundtracks in horror movies actually played an important role and were treated like major characters. Each score had its own distinct personality and complemented all of the onscreen action. In slasher films usually, a series of well-placed sound cues from an orchestra or a pulsating synth rhythm would signal the killer is close by, or that the victim is about to triumph over his or her attacker. What you saw on screen and heard both worked together to create the desired thrills and chills. But sadly, not the same can be said about the majority of soulless “film scores” being churned out today. The current crop of horror composers aim for cheap scares by using loud, random noises to get a reaction out of the audience. There isn’t any kind of build-up to create tension or a feeling of dread in horror films of the new millennium, just musical punch lines that arrive way too soon and don’t end up paying off for the audience. Instead of having memorable themes like “The Shape Stalks” from “Halloween” or the “Main Title” from “Jaws” that made your heart race the first time you heard them, “music” in recent horror movies has been replaced by generic, headache-inducing distractions that totally take you out of the movie experience.

But don’t worry, Ghouls and Ghoulettes. We have put together a list of classic horror soundtracks from different eras (when movie music still mattered) that are guaranteed to make your Halloween party festive and extra creepy this year.


1. Trick ‘r Treat

Douglas Pipes (“Monster House“) delivers a surprisingly creepy film score that, along with the film, perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween. At times his composing style will remind you of the late composers, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann. The whole soundtrack is overflowing with eerie goodness, but standout tracks are “Main Titles”, “To The Quarry”, and “Pumpkin Shooter/Meet Sam.”





2. Damien: Omen II

This soundtrack can easily be considered one of composer Jerry Goldsmith’s masterpieces. With each track you can hear the forthcoming sense of doom that is simmering just beneath the surface. His mixture of dark mass chants and startling electronic sound effects would make even Jason Voorhees cry for his mommy.





3. Creepshow

As far as horror movie anthologies are concerned, “Creepshow” is one on the best. And John Harrison’s spooky film score has one of the best opening tracks that I’ve ever heard on a horror soundtrack. Listening to each track will make you feel like you are watching the movie all over again. The CD features previously unreleased music from “Mansions of the Moon“, “Shoobie Doobie Moon“, as well as some music from the “Tales from the Darkside” TV show.





4. Psycho (1960)

Another personal favorite soundtrack of mine. Bernard Herrmann composed this iconic score which has sent a collective shiver down the spines of fans spanning many generations. The stabbing string section on the track “Prelude” still cuts just as deep today, even though the music is almost 50 years old. Now let me go, because I think I hear “Mother” calling me.





5. Hellraiser

Christopher Young’s spine-tingling masterwork is the perfect compliment to Clive Barker’s nightmarish directorial debut. Young has created a score that features some of the most hauntingly beautiful music that I’ve ever heard in a horror movie. I couldn’t imagine watching “Hellraiser” without hearing his music.





6. Tenebre

You can’t have a top ten horror soundtrack list without including Italian Prog Rock band, Goblin, which has consistently composed some of the most unique sounding and memorable music for horror movies. At the request of director Dario Argento, three of the four original members from Goblin reunited to create a hypnotic and energetic score filled with enough up-tempo tracks that will surely have any wallflowers at your party cutting a rug.





7. Phantasm

This is another movie that just wouldn’t have the same impact if it had different music. Composing duo Fred Myrow and Malcom Seagrave collaborated to create my all-time favorite movie soundtrack that perfectly frames Reggie’s and Mike’s life-or-death struggle against the evil Tall Man.





8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Goblin creates another wildly inventive score using a variety of instruments and sound effects for Romero’s fan favorite zombie film. When you hear the tortured moans of the undead on track 2, “Zombi”, you’ll want to quickly lock all of your doors and board up every window to protect yourself from the coming zombie invasion.





9. The Amityville Horror (1979)

Nominated for an Academy Award, master composer Lao Shiffrin’s soundtrack is the scariest part of the movie. Without his pulse-pounding music, “Amityville Horror” would’ve been even more of a snoozer.




10. The Thing

If after listening to this score you mistakenly thought John Carpenter did the music, don’t beat yourself up too much. Because just like how the parasitic alien in the movie was able to imitate other life forms, composer Enio Morricone masterfully emulated Carpenter’s distinct style when he created this bleak, minimalist soundtrack that will chill you to the bone.


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