He may be best known these days for directing kid-friendly films like Happy Feet and Babe: Pig in the City, but Australian director George Miller also made the three Mad Max films with Mel Gibson, and he’s currently gearing up to film two more with Tom Hardy (Bronson, Inception) taking over from Gibson. The DLB recently spoke with Miller and of course the conversation had to turn towards Mad Max: Fury Road, currently set to start filming in Namibia next April.
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Beloved punk-porn princess and entrepreneur Joanna Angel is set to release a XXX web-only Frankenstein parody on her website this, um, coming Monday. Go to www.JoannaAngel.com on Halloween. For a preview teaser of Fuckenstein, which stars Joanna Angel with James Deen as Dr. Frankenstein and Spanish performer Ramon Nomar as Frankenstein, visit: http://xoxojoannaangel.com/2011/10/fuckenstein-free-teaser-and-pictures/.
Perhaps the most iconic zombie from the first season of AMC`s The Walking Dead was the so-called Bicycle Girl. With the premiere of Season 2 set for Sept. 16, AMC has just debuted a Greg Nicotero-directed six-part webisode series devoted to the character. Enjoy.
Sex toy company Fleshlight is getting into the Halloween spirit with the release of their Fleshlight Freaks series. Available in five different models — The Cyborg, The Alien, The Drac,The Frankenstein and The Zombie — the Fleshlights and Fleshjacks are certain to raise your spirits this holiday season.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival founder Adam Lopez announced the next slate of macabre movies to show at his fast-growing genre film festival, which will take place at the Toronto Underground Cinema between Oct. 20 and 27, on last night’s edition of Inner Space. Among the new additions:
The DLB recently swung by the offices of Rue Morgue Magazine for a special event (to be revealed soon) and was able to take in the specialized Elvis busts created by the likes of artists James Fisher, Paige Reynolds and multiple others. The King is alive indeed. Search eBay with the phrase “God Save The King” to bid on the remaining busts.
East Vancouver “hard punk rockers” Kill Matilda release their debut full-length, I Want Revenge, on October 11th and to support it they are crossing Canada on their Zombie Apocalypse Tour.
The DLB had the privilege today of interviewing Guillermo Del Toro, the man behind such beloved genre properties as Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and the upcoming big screen version of the 1973 TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, out August 26. We asked Mr. Del Toro about his and co-writer Chuck Hogan’s upcoming book, The Night Eternal, the final installment in the vampire trilogy started with The Strain and The Fall.
The final installment of The Strain trilogy, The Night Eternal, comes out in October. Without giving away too much, what can you tell us about Eph Goodweather and The Master?
We just finished the corrections to the first galleys two days ago; literally two days ago in the morning I was sending my last corrections. And it’s the darkest of the three books. At the same time it has some of the most mythical origins of the creatures. You explain where The Master comes from, you explain where all vampires come from, and it goes back to ancient times. And so you have a chapter or two in ancient times, you have a chapter in ancient Rome. And I promised in the first book, when people interviewed me about the trilogy, I said you’re going to see characters you like do things you don’t like and characters you don’t like do things you like, and I think we delivered in the third book. Not everyone ends well! (laughs) In the second book we killed one of the dearest characters, which was Setrakian, and I think the body count in the third one is pretty high.
The Night Eternal is available Oct. 25 through Harper Collins.