I have been a huge fan of Texas Frightmare Weekend since its humble beginnings 13 years ago. The event continues to grow and is now one of the largest horror conventions in the US, as well as the largest in the Southwest. We are always privleged to be able to share news about guests and some of the great screenings that the TFW team bring to Dallas every spring, but this may be the most exciting yet. We are happy to exclusively announce that TFW sponsor Arrow Video will be releasing Wes Craven's debut feature, Last House on the Left, on special edition Blu-ray this May, and to celebrate Texas Frightmare will have two of the film's stars in attendance. Jeramie Rain and Marc Shefflet, who play Sadie and Junior Stillo from Krug's gang of ruthless killers, will be in attendance to supoprt the release. Arrow Video will have the full details of the release on their Facebook page this Friday, but we are happy to have your first look at the brand new art by Paul Shipper. Here's the … [Read more...] about Texas Frightmare 2018: Arrow Video Brings LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT Stars Jeramie Rain & Marc Sheffler To Promote New Blu-ray!
It's officially over for Blockbuster Video in the state of Texas now that the Edinburg location has finally shut its doors. The store closed early last week but reopened over the weekend for a liquidation sale where patrons could take home a piece of the store to remember it for the rest of their lives, which probably included some weird old DVD's, Blu-rays and the occasional VHS tape in addition to some out of code candy and snacks. It's a sad day for Blockbuster fans all over the United States. Now that Blockbuster is officially over in Texas, it leaves 8 total stores in the United States that still rent videos. There are 2 in Oregon and 6 in Alaska, which reportedly do pretty good business. However, the Texas store held a special place in the hearts of Blockbuster connoisseurs. The first ever Blockbuster Video opened up in Dallas, Texas in 1985, so it seems only fitting that one of the last stores in existence would be in the original birthplace of the former mega chain. Blockbuster … [Read more...] about Last Blockbuster Video in Texas Closes Its Doors Forever
Snoop Dogg asked to take the picture with the state trooper. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state trooper has been reprimanded for posing for a photo with Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, because the rapper has several convictions for drug possession. Billy Spears was working at the March event when Snoop Dogg asked to take a picture. The artist posted the image to Instagram with the comment, "Me n my deputy dogg." Texas Department of Public Safety officials cited Spears for deficiencies that require counseling by a supervisor. Spears' attorney said the trooper didn't know about the rapper's criminal record. The citation isn't a formal disciplinary action, so Spears can't appeal. Snoop Dogg also took a photograph with an Austin policewoman. A police department spokeswoman said officers may not associate with known criminals, but the photo didn't constitute "inappropriate association." … [Read more...] about Texas Trooper Cited for Photo With Snoop Dogg at SXSW Festival
Lili Taylor will play the mother to one of screen’s horror icons in Leatherface, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel being made by Millennium. Stephen Dorff, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Sam Coleman and Jessica Madsen are starring in the movie, which, according to the company, tells of “a young nurse who is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.” Taylor is replacing Angela Bettis, who dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. The movie is being produced by Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, alongside Carl Mazzocone; the three were also behind 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D, which resurrected the franchise. Les Weldon is also a producer. A veteran of the indie scene, Taylor has lately been working in the genre space. … [Read more...] about Lili Taylor Joins ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Prequel ‘Leatherface’
NBC has renewed Midnight, Texas for a second season Midnight, Texas has been renewed for a second season by NBC. The show was the #1 summer broadcast drama in the 18-49 demographic. The show is based on the best-selling book by Charlaine Harris, who also wrote the novels that inspired the HBO series True Blood. Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, who served as consulting producers on the first season and have an overall deal with Universal Television, will be showrunners for season two and will executive produce along with David Janollari. The series is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment. The supernatural thriller takes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. In Midnight, Texas, being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. It’s a mysterious safe haven for those who are different – a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. “I am stoked at the prospect of a second season of … [Read more...] about Midnight, Texas Has Been Renewed for Season 2 by NBC