January 17, 2014 |
"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus got zombie pranked by ultimate fan Nick Santonastasso while promoting the Feb. 9 return of the show in Tokyo. Well-known to "Walking Dead" fans, cast and crew already for his zombie prank videos on Vine, Santonastasso was flown to Tokyo as part of FOX's social media driven #getFOXed campaign, which identifies super fans by creating unmatched fan experiences. FOX is the show's international broadcaster in 125 countries outside the U.S. AMC airs the show in the U.S. Special effects guru/exec producer Greg Nicotero transformed Santonastasso into a zombie...
October 29, 2013 |
Forgive me while I pick up my jaw off the floor. I've been sitting stunned while powering through "The Returned," the French creep show debuting, appropriately, Halloween night. Don't miss it. "The Returned" ( 8 p.m. CT Oct. 31, Sundance; 4 stars out of 4 ) is far and away the most thoughtful and thought-provoking series I've watched this year. You just know things are going to get strange when within the first five minutes a once-dead butterfly breaks free of the glass case in which it has been carefully displayed.
October 16, 2013 |
'Tis the season to turn yourself into a zombie, alien or vampire. But how do you whip up a batch of convincing fake blood for your costume without turning your kitchen - or your whole look - into a bloodbath? First things first, said WildClaw Theatre artistic director and makeup artist Aly Amidei, every plastic container will stain, so choose one you don't care about or go with a glass vessel. To make a pint of fake blood, makeup artist Murphy Miles of NBC-TV's "Chicago Fire" suggests the following recipe: 16 ounces of corn syrup (such as Karo)
September 18, 2013 |
Ex-Chicago Bear Brandon Lloyd might be a free agent, but his fantasy football profile was updated with a very different kind of stat this week. ESPN and fantasy football blogs alike were abuzz Tuesday after word got around that Lloyd is set to appear in “After Effect,” a Chicago indie horror flick up for release Oct. 8. The former Bears wide receiver plays a sergeant in the film. Fellow University of Illinois graduate Juice Williams also appears in some scenes at the end of the film.
August 8, 2013 |
Before Robert Kirkman ever imagined the world of "The Walking Dead," the undead were brought to life by visionary director George A. Romero in "Night of the Living Dead. " The classic horror film would launch an entire genre and inspire countless filmmakers to create their own zombie epics. Now the man who has given entire generations chills is coming to Chicago for a rare convention appearance. George A. Romero will be a special guest at FLASHBACK WEEKEND where he will be re-uniting with cast members of his...
August 5, 2013 |
There will be a lot of geeky events going on this coming weekend, including Flashback Weekend which will be returning to Rosemont, IL! I'll be roaming the halls of the Crowne Plaza myself, and taking in the sights of horror movie fandom in action. If you've never heard of FBW before, you really do need to check it out. They've got the legendary George Romero ("Night of the Living Dead") making a very rare convention appearance. (Be sure to check back for my interview with Mr. Romero.)