As if any of us needed another excuse to visit Japan… Just think about it — Even the mere mention of Japan instantly sparks images of Godzilla, Ultraman and all of their Kaiju pals. Asian Horror is in a league all it’s own — I mean our editor Dixie Dellamorto is probably more terrified of Asian woman and children ghosts than any other horror movie monster… Like sleep with the lights on/escorted to the bathroom in the middle of the night terrified… furthermore Japan is WEIRD. They’ve got weird stuff on the TV, they’ve got weird vending machines, they’ve got weird porn…. they’re just WEIRD.
One thing that does not come to mind when thinking about Japan is… Dario Argento… or any Italian Horror for that matter.Well that is all about to change for you: Cambiare is an Italian Bar and Grill basted on, You guessed it, Dario Argento’s masterwork Suspiria and it is located smack-dab in the middle of Tokyo. This bar is meticulously decorated and bathed in dramatic red lights and gives you more than just the feeling that you’re enrolling in a prestigious dance academy in Freiburg Germany. I mean this place looks likeGoblinsounds! One would be fearful that while enjoying a drink, a woman would burst in thru stained glass window on the wall or that maggots would rain from the ceiling.
The only thing we’re going to be missing is clumsy dance practice and a blind man playing the piano… If you visit you must tell us if they have either of those things!
For now, you can watch the full film at the bottom of this post (if you don’t mind goofy yellow subtitles) and see if you can spot all of the great architecture and design that they’re emulating over atCambiare!
Toronto Zombie Walkis pleased and proud and EXCITEDto announce that this year for the first time ever they are adding a Halloween parade to the zombie walk!!!!
A REAL Parade, OK maybe surreal! With marching bands, bike floats, a drum line and more!!! In honor of this metamorphosis, they are inviting ALL MONSTERS to come and walk, bike, crawl or lurch with the ZOMBIE HORDE!
So if you’re a werewolf, a mummy, a vampire, a creature from the black lagoon, or a zombie (because come on, we all love to shuffle) go to Toronto’s first ever Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade!
In an official announcement made on Facebook June 2 everybody’s favorite Horror Ghoul, Marlena Midnite, admits that Midnite Mausoleum has ceased production. The last episode of Mausoleumwas shot in January and the sets were destroyed to make way for their exciting new project, DAWN OF DRACULA. Don’t worry hardcore fans, they shot enough Mausoleum material that we still have a few months of unseen shows to enjoy! ”When Blake and I created the show, it was really just something fun to do to amuse ourselves and some people on myspace… but soon the show grew, began running on Public Access T.V. — By the end of the year We were running on over 12 stations across the U.S. and the roller-coaster ride began. Fast Forward to 2013: We now run on over 50 stations across the U.S. and have done numerous conventions and over 70 episodes of the show”Marlena explains, “But the simple fact of the matter is that I never had any intention of being a professional actress or Horror Host and although the show can be fun to do, there is a lot of time, money and effort invested in something that really has no paycheck. the reality is, that none of us can afford to invest the time or money since we have other projects, work and a retail business to attend to. The DAWN OF DRACULA project is certainly first on my list.”We know you’re probably wishing that these cryptic cuties would keep the Mausoleum open — However we are just overwhelmed with excitement for their future projects and wish them a ton of luck in their new endeavors!
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Yellow smoke drifts across the Trashed Lands of the former Union. The cities are ruins and Neuvo-barbarians and Techno-gangs rule the roads in tribes. After killing off a tribe of Steampunksand rogue band of Anime kids, the publisher of HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES Dixie Dellamorto Lobo and Convention Cosplay Model Laura Owens, AKACatsiy stand watch in an abandoned building–waiting to be joined by the huddled masses searching for style.
Celebrating the world of Cult Movie Culture and Mad Science–Our team has been struck by the growing popularity of Post-Apocalypse and Dystopian Future fashions. Giving us radioactive dreams of Post-Punk Post-Nuke Post-Modern mash ups. Dixie was the stylist for this photo shoot and did make up and hair. Laura Owens, an award winning Costumer and cosplay judge who is a regular at the famous Otakon Anime Convention, was tapped by our magazine for her Manga-like good looks and for her influence in the Cosplay Community.
Documenting this frontier of fandom with his camera is director/producer Mr. Lobo who has been waiting for another Post-Apocalypse boom since his 1992 underground comic book NUKE NOVA: ADVENTURES IN THE RUST AGE.
On an upcoming episode of his cult movie programCINEMA INSOMNIA for connected television–Mr. Lobo is decked out in his own post-apocalypse gear–designed by Dixie Dellamorto–to host genre spoof CYZORK 7 and to also cover the annual MAD MAX/ROAD WARRIOR themed event WASTELAND WEEKEND in the California Desert. Lobo predicts that with the coming of the long anticipated feature MAD MAX: FURY ROAD it will not only be a popular new episode but will evidence the return of a favorite genre staple of the 1980′s.
The supplier of some of the finer leather pieces like the loin belts in the photo shoot is artist Freddie Bagnato of LEATHERHEADS. Her studio has a Seasonal Shop on the premises of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Freddie has always loved this genre and is hopeful that this mode will catch on as big as Steam Punk, Pirates, or Fantasy Cosplay. We veterans of the Psychic Wars hope that these post-card pictures from the end of civilization will inspire you to put on a bunch of terrible movies, dig through your closets and local thrift stores, and assemble your own Post-Apocalyptic outfit for your next Doomsday Party.
Mad Max Renegade is a post-apocalyptic fan film that had it’s internet premiere last year. It stars Liam Fountain and the famed Pursuit Special, otherwise known as the Last of the V-8 Interceptors. The story chronicles the further adventures of Main Force Patrol Officer Max Rockatansky days after stealing the Pursuit Special. We here at Horror Hosts and Creature Features are die hard Mad Max fans and we feel this is one of the best Mad Max fan films that we’ve ever seen. What do you think?
Join Horror Hosts and Creature Features May3rd, 4th, and 5th at the Annual National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House and Hearse Convention located inThe Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, PA. It is a professional Halloween & Haunters Tradeshow & Convention built and run by professionals for professionals but also open to the public. 100+ Horror/Halloween vendors set up booths with products for your Haunted House, Hayride, Dark Ride, Garage Haunt, Home Haunt, Yard Haunt or just to decorate your spooky abode! National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House and Hearse Convention can be considered a Costume Show or even a Party Show and they even have featured professional custom costume vendors such as Castle Blood. The Trick or Treat type of show will allow you to purchase wholesale Halloween products, plus learn many new tricks and skills by attending The Halloween University.
If you are a members of Haunted Houses, Hayrides, Dark Rides, a Theme Park, Amusement Center, the NJ Boardwalk, Atlantic City, Ren Faire, Monster Collectors, Halloween Antiques, Horror Authors, or if you are a huge fan of Halloween then you do not want to miss this convention! You will not be disappointed. The Stage features amazing side show acts, gothic entertainment, and food concessions. They boast, “Adults Costume, new, innovative and creative Halloween Costumes including even costumes for kids can be found” — we’re not sure what that means but it sounds like fun. Pack your shopping bags with animatronics, how-to-DVD’s, robotics, airbrushing, makeup,mold making, props and prosethics, and much more! We hope to see you there!
“Family Friendly Fun.” The Lobo’s were treated to a day at the movies by ‘Ma and Pop. This put us in a somewhat unusual position because they prefer to go to the early show — we’re talking 11am — which gives them plenty of time to make it home for their 5pm bed time.
Well, in case you were wondering horror, much like alcohol, is generally frowned upon before noon — and for good reason. Your bacon and eggs just don’t sit right when you’re watching some old ladies doing unpleasant witchy stuff in the buff. You know what also doesn’t sit right? Watching a movie with dildos in it with your parents…
Needless to say, the entire family liked the film, even Pop, who is infamous for his almost irrational intolerance for low budget movies. His only criticism was the film grain throughout the movie and a little bit of monster cheesiness. Dixie had pointed out that the film grain was a stylistic decision and probably had nothing to do with the budget. We all agreed about the cheesiness, but felt
that it wasn’t enough to ruin the creepy
vibe of the film.
We are beginning to feel a little jaded, because we’re reading a lot of hype saying “Most disturbing film ever” and we feel like saying “You haven’t seen enough movies…” or to quote the great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, “It just didn’t get weird enough”.Lords of Salem may not be the most disturbing film ever, but we feel it was Rob Zombie‘s best work to date. Beautifully shot and very visual, however at times Zombie seems to ham-fistedly homage directors David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick — which we can’t really complain about since we love them both. Also, Sheri Moon Zombie is still pretty foxy, hell, Patricia Quinn is still pretty foxy for that matter.
If you’re lucky enough to be near a city where the film is being shown, we stand by our recommendation to see The Lords of Salem. We don’t, however, recommend taking your parents.
Today is the day. The long-awaited Lords of Salem hits a very limited amount of theaters across the country. Cities include: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, Dallas, Houston, and Detroit. Get your butt in gear and seek it out. We’re pretty stoked about this flick, but many Rob Zombie fans are feeling burned because they don’t have access to the film. We’re making a road trip to the nearest screening tomorrow.
The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Rocky Horror alumna Patricia Quinn,Maria Conchita Alonza, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips and is about a Radio DJ in Salem, Massachusetts who begins to experience the supernatural after listening to a mysterious record.
Why are we so excited? One word: Witches. We feel that witches don’t get enough play in popular culture and we’re getting pretty tired of zombies, no offense, Rob. When we try to think of decent witchcraft related horror movies, the list we come up with is pretty small compared to other sub-genres of horror. Dario Argento contributed a lot for witches on film especially in his masterpiece Suspiria. We feel that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is wholly underrated and highly entertaining and we also enjoyed the 2009 thriller, The House of the Devil which featured one of our favorite genre greats, Mary Woronov. And you can’t forget the unforgettableBlack Sunday staring the enchanting and mysterious Barbara Steel. There are several more entries in this list but
still not enough to satisfy us.
All of that being said, we’re fans of Rob Zombie‘s original films, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects — we even liked Werewolf Women of the SS which was featured in Grindhouse. Our editor, Dixie Dellamorto, is a hard core fan of White Zombie and has been following Rob Zombie‘s career for years. Everything Rob Zombie does is saturated in horror and camp. He uses Horror Hosts in his movies, comic books, and music video’s and even briefly enjoyed a stint as one himself. He’s supportive of his fans and he loves horror — for that we solute him and we hope to see YOU at the theater this weekend.