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Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati 2015

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Convention season is upon us, and one of the biggest horror cons is only a couple weeks away, HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati has had some new guest announcements, schedules are being made, ticket prices are changing and so on and so forth. So, who will be joining the ranks along with the already announced Re-Animator reunion?

Some of the new names that have been announced include Jason Mewes (Mallrats), Norman Reedus (Friday and Saturday ONLY)(The Walking Dead), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps), Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), Lawrence Gilliard (The Walking Dead), Terrance Zdunich (The Devil’s Carnival) and Jesse Hutch (Freddy vs. Jason). You can find the full guest list >>HERE<<.

Unfortunately, every convention is subject to having guests cancel due to work or scheduling conflicts. There have been only two cancellations as of now for this year’s Cincinnati show, Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys).

One of my personal favorite parts of conventions, especially HorrorHound, is the awesome list of films that will be screened. This years list includes some pretty promising looking films. I have only seen one of them, The Other Side, which I reviewed. You can read that review >>HERE<<. The one that I am most excited to see is Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. I’ve heard so many great things about the film, and it is finally getting a showing and will be released on DVD later in March. See the full list of films being screened along with a bit of information on them >>HERE<<.

Panels are another reason many go to conventions. HorrorHound has an impressive guest list, so of course the list of panels is going to be just as awesome. Some of them include an Old 37 panel, American Mary panel, Guardians of the Galaxy panel, Re-Animator panel and more to be scheduled. For the full list of panels and times, visit the events section.

What fun would a horror convention be without a great list of vendors to buy some cool sh!t from? HorrorHound always has one of the largest vendor lists around, and their vendor room is a horror nerd’s Wonderland. Some of the vendors on tap for this year include Dark Sky Films, Dead Ink, Living Dead Dolls, Samhain Horror, Scarebears, Super Pumpkins, Troma and so many more. For the full list, visit the vendor section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com.

As usual, the closer you wait to the date of the convention, the higher the ticket prices will be. There are still pre-sale tickets available. Single day passes are $20, Weekend passes are $40, VIP passes are $175 and weekend passes with early entry are SOLD OUT.  Pick up your tickets now at HorrorHoundWeekend.com to avoid higher prices, sell outs and longer lines at the door.

Planning on staying a couple of days of the entire weekend? Hotels near the Sharonville Convention Center are filling up fast. You may want to get your reservations made quickly to avoid longer travel times. Here is the full list of the closest hotels.

Be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend group on Facebook for minute to minute updates.

Movie Review: CUT (2010)

CUT-D-Poster-1024Written By: Dominic Burns

Directed By: Dominic Burns

Starring: Zach Galligan, Dominic Burns, Simon Phillips and Danielle Lloyd

Synopsis:

Five friends return from a cocktail party to a cottage deep inside the English woods of the Peak District. Having brushed off the notion of urban legends as rubbish, never occurring in reality, our protagonist’s slowly find themselves weaving through their very own horror story.

I stumbled upon CUT at a local movie store and being a fan of Zach Galligan and a good dark comedy, I decided to give it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised by this film.  CUT is a British dark comedy that was filmed in one continuous shot.

The main reason I liked CUT is the fact that this is another horror movie that could happen to someone.  There is something about the exploitation of a primal fear that many people have about being trapped with nowhere to go by a band of psychopaths that makes a film more enjoyable.  The cast was fantastic.  They all seemed legitimately frightened by the events that were unfolding.    Zach Galligan was leading man Jack and I must say, he definitely isn’t the sweet, Gizmo toting Billy anymore.  Galligan was a badass in this film, much like he was in Hatchet III.

Because CUT is a dark comedy, there is witty humor seamlessly sewn into the constantly twisting plot.  I will caution you, if you are offended by the use of the word “fuck”, I would not suggest that you watch this film.  Many times when a horror film tries to take the path of a dark comedy, it becomes way too camp and loses the horror aspects, but CUT added a great deal of humor without losing the suspense and the drama.

All in all, CUT was conceptually great and well executed.  As a matter of fact, my only real complaints about the film are that the audio seemed a little off (this could have just been the copy that I have) and the pizza boy’s unibrow.

CUT, in my opinion, is another film that was low balled by the critics.  It is one of those films that you either like or you don’t.  I happen to like it and I give CUT a 7 out of 10.

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