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Horror Highlights: Bethesda Softworks’ The Good Within Fundraiser, Exclusive Diane Mini Trailer, Terror Tales

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To support the American Red Cross and to celebrate the release of The Evil Within 2, Bethesda Softworks has launched The Good Within fundraiser, and we have the official details on the campaign in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes an exclusive mini trailer for Michael Mongillo's new horror film, Diane, as well as a new look at the anthology movie Terror Tales.

Bethesda's The Good Within Fundraiser: Press Release: "To celebrate the launch of The Evil Within 2 this Friday, Bethesda is kicking off The Good Within fundraising campaign dedicated to raising charitable donations to support the efforts of the American Red Cross. The Good Within campaign will run through October, and to further the cause Bethesdawill match all donations during the month up to $15,000.

Tap into The Good Within and help us raise money for Red Cross disaster relief efforts and humanitarian aid around the world. To be part of The Good Within,
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Horror icon Felissa Rose chats with Without Your Head Horror Radio

Recap of Felissa Rose on Without Your Head Horror Radio, 06/22/2017 by Vic Schiavone

Host Nasty Neal welcomed horror icon Felissa Rose, best known for her role as Angela Baker in the cult classic slasher film Sleepaway Camp, to for a fun interview that touched upon the legacy of “Sleepaway Camp” and a discussion of her more recent work. Highlights included the following:

· Wyh: How did your parents feel about you playing Angela in “Sleepaway Camp”?

Fr: “Oh my gosh. You know what, I have the coolest parents. My dad has since passed on, but my mom was so amazing about it. They read the script, and they thought: This is really fun! This is a fun movie! They just figured it was kids at camp. My mom…she felt like I shouldn’t do the hands in the kill scenes, and that was her only reservation. Other than
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Slideshow: ‘Days of the Dead’ Convention in Chicagoland, Nov. 18-20, 2016

Previous | Image 1 of 19 | NextTara Reid of ‘American Pie’ series and ‘Sharknado’ series.

Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Alice Cooper, Ric Flair, Judge Reinhold and Shannon Elizabeth. The 2016 convention is being held this weekend – Nov. 18-20 – at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (see details below).

Photographer Joe Arce of shot this Slideshow of Exclusive portraits from last year’s Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for

DAYS1: Tara Reid of ‘American Pie’ series and ‘Sharknado’ series. DAYS2: Bill Moseley of ‘The Devil’s
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Icons of Fright Chats With Avn Award Winner/Blood Lust Podcast Host Bailey Jay!!

Having already conquered the world of porn by winning two Avn awards, along with being an outspoken and honest voice within the transgender community, Bailey Jay is ready to take on the world of horror now, with her brand new Blood Lust podcast, which focuses completely on the horror community. No stranger to the world of podcasting, Bailey has previously hosted her own Riotcast Network podcasts, The Bailey Jay Show, as well as her spirituality-centric podcast The Trans Witching Hour. If that’s not enough to want to hear what she has to say, Bailey also co-hosts Vice’s The Jim Norton Show, runs her own adult site, has a huge online presence, having over 84,000 followers on Twitter (@BaileyJayTweets) and almost 50,000 Instagram followers. Want more? She was the subject of the third season premiere of Inside Amy Shumer, and appears in Troma’s Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2. The
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February 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include V/H/S: Viral, The Phantom of the Opera

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For the third week of February, Scream Factory is delivering a double dose of terror in their releases of the recent indie horror flick Animal as well as the 1989 cult classic adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen.

Magnolia is also bringing us V/H/S: Viral, the latest edition of their popular horror anthology series, home on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS (which is awesome!), and indie genre fans have tons of new titles to look forward to. And for you Game of Thrones fans out there, season four is making its way on Blu and DVD this Tuesday too.

Animal (Scream Factory, Blu-ray/DVD)

When plans for a weekend getaway hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends finds themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, bloodthirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, they turn on one another as
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‘Camp Dread’ DVD Review

Stars: Eric Roberts, Felissa Rose, Danielle Harris, Joe Raffa, Montanta Marks, Kyle Patrick Brennan, Ashley Caspermeyer, Nicole Cinaglia, Brian Gallagher, Gnomi Gre, Alexander Mandell, Angel Anthony Marrero, Davy Raphaely | Written and Directed by B. Harrison Smith

A group of misguided young adults – amongst them killers, blackmailers, sex offenders – have been sent to the camp as part of a new reality show. This is their last chance to avoid prison or rehab and if they avoid elimination they could win $1 million along the way. Manipulating the contestants is down-at-heel horror director Julian Barrett (Roberts), using the same set as his old horror franchise Summer Camp. And as the competition progresses, it becomes more than just a battle to win. It’s a desperate, gut-wrenching fight for survival…

Welcome to Camp Dread.

Mixing the slasher movie with reality TV doesn’t seem like the best idea for horror movie, especially considering
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May 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cheap Thrills, Sleepaway Camp, Death Spa

After the long holiday weekend, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and for us, that includes keeping you guys updated on all the great horror, sci-fi and thriller movies making their home video bow this week.

On May 27th, Robert Hiltzik’s cult classic slasher Sleepaway Camp finally makes its high definition debut courtesy of the fine folks at Scream Factory. We’re also seeing the release of Dan CurtisDracula and Death Spa from Mpi Home Video and E.L. Katz’s superb Cheap Thrills is also arriving on DVD and Blu-ray for those of you who may have missed it earlier this year. This week we’re also getting a pair of disaster flicks, the latest from Danny Trejo (the hardest working man in Hollywood) and actor/director Joe Swanberg as well as a few more titles that should definitely be of interest to genre fans.
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Robert Hiltzik Talks Sleepaway Camp's Arrival on Blu-ray

Robert Hiltzik's entire movie career has basically been in telling one story, that of Sleepaway Camp. Hiltzik wrote and directed the original, as well as Return to Sleepaway Camp. So who better to discuss Sleepaway Camp's move to Blu-ray from Scream Factory on May 27 than Robert Hiltzik himself.

Hiltzik recently sat down with Dread Central to talk about some interesting aspects of this horror staple, which was released in 1983. "I was in graduate film school at the time and I wanted to do my own film," Hiltzik said, when discussing the origins of the movie. "I wanted to figure out what would get me into the marketplace the easiest. The path of least resistance. I figured dramas and comedies would be very subjective, but everyone likes a good horror film. And I figured shooting a horror film in one location would keep the budget modest. So I thought
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Sleepaway Camp remake “up in the air”, new sequel teased

Like many horror movies of the 1980s Sleepaway Camp has not escaped the possibility of a remake for today’s audiences. The movie has been in development and talked about for some time, but it looks like it may be on the backburner according to original director Robert Hiltzik.

During a Q&A session at a screening of the 1983 cult favourite slasher movie held by Fangoria and Scream Factory, when asked about the remake Hiltzik said, “There were several studios interested in remaking Sleepaway Camp. But they had their own vision for what that should be, and in the interest of protecting what worked about Sleepaway Camp, I decided to try to remake the film myself. But whether or not that will actually pan out is still in the air.”

But it looks like this isn’t the end for the adventures of Angela Baker. “I will say there is
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Original Trailer and Clips from Sleepaway Camp

May’s big release for Scream Factory is the Blu-ray / DVD collector’s edition of the 1983 cult classic, Sleepaway Camp. Featuring a 2k scan of the original camera negative and a brand new set of bonus features, this release looks to be just what fans have been hoping for and we’ll give you our verdict in the coming weeks. Until then, here’s a look at the original theatrical trailer and a couple of clips that were provided by Scream Factory.

“Welcome to Camp Arawak, where teenagers learn to experience the joys of nature, as well as each other. But when these happy campers begin to die in a series of horrible “accidents”, they discover that someone – or something – has turned their summer of fun into a vacation to dismember. Fans of celebrated cult film writer/producer/director Robert Hiltzik know well the shocking tale of cult slasher thriller
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Scream Factory Pulls Down Its Pants; Exposes Bonus Features for Sleepaway Camp Blu-ray

We learned a couple months back that Scream Factory would soon be giving their prestigious Blu-ray treatment to Sleepaway Camp, and now that the release date is inching ever closer, we've got full disc details for ya. Read on for everything you need to know about this must-own release!

From the Press Release

Welcome to Camp Arawak, where teenagers learn to experience the joys of nature, as well as each other. But when these happy campers begin to die in a series of horrible “accidents”, they discover that someone – or something – has turned their summer of fun into a vacation to dismember.

Fans of celebrated cult film writer/producer/director Robert Hiltzik know well the shocking tale of cult slasher thriller Sleepaway Camp (1983). Hailed by fans and critics alike as one of the all-time greatest twisted endings in horror film cinema, this film spawned a sleuth of popular Sleepaway Camp sequels.
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Sleepaway Camp Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

Scream Factory has officially announced a May release for their Blu-ray / DVD Collector’s Edition of Sleepaway Camp. Continue reading for a look at the cover art and the list of bonus features:

“Welcome to Camp Arawak, where teenagers learn to experience the joys of nature, as well as each other. But when these happy campers begin to die in a series of horrible “accidents”, they discover that someone – or something – has turned their summer of fun into a vacation to dismember. Fans of celebrated cult film writer/producer/director Robert Hiltzik know well the shocking tale of cult slasher thriller Sleepaway Camp (1983). Hailed by fans and critics alike as one of the all-time greatest twisted endings in horror film cinema, this film spawned a sleuth of popular Sleepaway Camp sequels.

On May 27, 2014, Scream Factory™ invites loyal fans and horror enthusiasts to relive the thrills and suspense of this all-time
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15 Nauseating Horror Sequels

The flavor of bile is unmistakable. There just isn’t anything that tastes quite like it. And you know it when it comes on: The belly rumbles, the esophagus lurches within, and you battle back the slimy liquid that threatens to spew forth from your lips.

It’s a nasty experience. We all hate that sensation so we’re taking measures at Dread Central to help prevent such a situation from occurring.

See, there are horror sequels out there that are so horrifically bad they somehow trigger something in our internal systems... and the belly begins to rumble. We wish you no stomach troubles here, and we certainly wish the taste of bile on no man or woman. So we’re going to provide you with a list of sequels to avoid at all costs because if you check these out, you’ll be searching for the toothbrush in no time!
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‘Sleepaway Camp’ Getting Rebooted, Reminding You Not to Send Your Kids

Acknowledging our collective thirst for blood and ’80s nostalgia, producer Jeff Katz has acquired the rights to the 1983 cult classic Sleepaway Camp in order to reboot the summertime slasher for a whole new generation of awful teens. Deadline reports that Katz wants to “echo its legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first pic such a memorable cult favorite,” while moving the story to a modern setting. So basically the same movie, but with different hair and texting. Not that anything should necessarily change about the story. Sleepaway Camp is a mercilessly bloody and brutal revenge flick that made Camp Crystal Lake look like it was for Cub Scouts. The film has spawned several direct-to-videos and one true sequel, 2008′s Return to Sleepaway Camp (also direct-to-video), so the franchise is in need of a good scrubbing. With original writer/director Robert Hiltzik, producer Michelle Tatosian and actress Felissa Rose, who
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80s slasher Sleepaway Camp getting a reboot

It's been a while since we've had a decent entry in the slasher genre, but producer Jeff Katz is looking to inject some new blood into the sub genre by heading back to the 80s slasher well for a reboot of the cult classic Sleepaway Camp. According to Deadline, Katz "aims to reboot the Sleepaway Camp mythos in a modern setting with a new film series that echoes its legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first pic such a memorable cult favorite."

Written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, Sleepaway Camp was released in 1983 and is mostly remembered for its twist ending, which we shan't give away here. The film spawned three sequels - 1988's Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, 1989's Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland and 1992's Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor - before Hiltzik returned to reboot the series with Return to Sleepaway Camp, which was shot
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Sleepaway Camp Gets Modern Day Reboot from Producer Jeff Katz

Cover your ears and hide your eyes, horror fans. Another classic is getting the reboot treatment. This time, its sexually confused slasher Angela who is being updated for a new generation, as New Line Executive Jeff Katz sets up a series based on the 1983 thriller Sleepaway Camp.

Katz has optioned the remake rights from the original movie's rights holders, which include Angela herself, actress Felissa Rose, the original's writer/director-turned-lawyer Robert Hiltzik and original producer Michele Tatosian. They will all return as producers of this new version, which should help lend the film some credibility.

The story follows the summer camp exploits of a young girl, tormented and bullied by her so-called friends. This results in a torrential blood bath of terror that is memorable for its truly shocking (at least at the time) twist ending. This new version will be updated for a modern setting. And it promises to
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‘Sleepaway Camp’ To Re-Open Under Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz has plenty of credits under the title of associate, executive, and consulting producer, but he has 10 films in pre-production on his IMDb profile which all list him as producer. He can now add an 11th to that filmography in the form of Sleepaway Camp. The 30 year old cult classic, which went on to spawn 5 sequels including one released just last year (although that was made up from unfinished footage shot in 1992), followed a young girl sent away to summer camp only to find herself in a nightmarish situation. And we’re not just talking acoustic guitars around the fire place.

Katz will produce alongside the writer and director of the original and Return To Sleepaway Camp, Robert Hiltzik. It will be great to see the franchise on the big screen again, but horror reboots such as Halloween, Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street have all
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Films That Deserve a Remake Sleepaway Camp

Its time to take another look at a fading gem that could benefit from a contemporary reimagining. This time on deck weve got Robert Hiltziks oftdisregarded slasher Sleepaway Camp We dont need a return to the Return to Sleepaway Camp we need a quality reboot if for no other reason than to iron out the pronounced wrinkles that hindered the original. Turning Camp Arawak into a tight reasonable unit that plays host to say 1014 year olds with a solid half dozen twentysomething counselors will instantly lend a measure of believability to the film thats evaded the franchise up to this point.
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Thoughts on... Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)

Return to Sleepaway Camp, 2008.

Directed by Robert Hiltzick.

Starring Paul DeAngelo, Felissa Rose, Michael Gibney, and Jonathan Tiersten.


Another summer and another sleepaway camp – but it seems someone has returned to spoil everyone’s fun.

It's been over twenty years since Sleepaway Camp (1983), so let's have a quick recap shall we? We first meet Angela, portrayed by Felissa Rose, as a quiet young girl struggling to fit in at a summer camp. One shocking and unforgettable twist later, and it's revealed Angela isn't quite who she seems, and is also responsible for the grisly murders that have seen certain snot-nosed brats covered in splatter. It's a rather good film, and like the majority of horror films that manage to turn a profit, a sequel was soon in development. A few years later, along comes Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) and Angela is back, this time portrayed by Pamela Springsteen.
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Fright Interview – Jeff Hayes (Sleepaway Camp website)

Jeff Hayes started out by making a fan related website for the cult classic film ‘Sleepaway Camp‘. Thru the site, he was able to contact a number of cast & crew from all the films & conduct exclusive interviews for the site, which eventually led to a reunion at the Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors convention. The reunion itself led to the now in post-producion direct sequel to the original Sleepaway Camp, ‘Return To Sleepaway Camp‘, starring Vincent Pastore, Jonathan Tiersten, Paul DeAngelo & Isaac Hayes (no relation to Jeff). Visit Jeff @ Sleepaway Camp – by Robg. 5/04

What do you remember about your first experiences getting into the horror genre?

My grandmother was quite the storyteller and as a little kid, she really made me believe in ghosts, witches, and all the things that go bump in the night. When you’re a little kid, your imagination has no boundaries and nothing tapped
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