The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Best Retro Horror Games The 12th Annual Salt City Horror Fest Returns to New York this April Death By Sport: Surprise Sporting Goods That Kill Craig Rees and Keeley Hazell Haunted in 'Whispers' - OUT 21 March
The Devil is Real as New 'Holy Terror' Trailer Makes its Debut Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off Frozen Fear: Horror With a Little Extra Chill

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies


Category: Horror News

GOING TO PIECES ON STARZ

Steven Davies Posted: 29 June, 2006 at 17:30 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

B-D have received an official release on the film: Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers - oh my! Starz Entertainment Group has produced an original new film entitled Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film. The film provides a comprehensive and original look at the importance, prominence, and newfound legitimacy of the horror film genre and, more specifically, the sub-genre of the "slasher film." The feature-length documentary contains an abundance of clips from classic films of the genre, as well as many current hits, and interviews with pre-eminent actors, directors, and producers, many of whom are themselves founders and masters of the genre. Based on the book of the same title by Adam Rockoff, the film premieres on Starz in October. Read on for more details...

Official release:

FREDDY'S DEAD? STARZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRODUCES SLASHER DOC GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM

Original Production Traces the History, Popularity and Resurgence of Genre

Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers - oh my! Starz Entertainment Group has produced an original new film entitled GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM. The film provides a comprehensive and original look at the importance, prominence, and newfound legitimacy of the horror film genre and, more specifically, the sub-genre of the "slasher film." The feature-length documentary contains an abundance of clips from classic films of the genre, as well as many current hits, and interviews with pre-eminent actors, directors, and producers, many of whom are themselves founders and masters of the genre. Based on the book of the same title by Adam Rockoff, the film premieres on Starz in October (EXACT DATE TBD).

Rockoff's book studied and lauded such seminal films as Halloween, Friday The 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Psycho, Prom Night, When A Stranger Calls, Sleepaway Camp, Last House On The Left and Black Christmas. The film includes clips from many of these seminal films, as well as interviews with icons, filmmakers and cultural critics.

GOING TO PIECES is executive produced by Michael Ruggiero, vice president of programming for SEG. "Slasher films have always been extremely popular with audiences," said Ruggiero. "Everyone has their favorite film with each having a fan base. These films are intricately explored for every nuance in magazines, websites and blogs. But there has never been a stand alone tribute documentary until now. It's also interesting to note how the socio-political climate at the '80s had it's affects on the genre. Truly a sign of the times, everything from Reaganomics to the AIDS epidemic found its way into these films in one form or another."

Those appearing in GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM (alphabetically) include John Carpenter (dir. Halloween), Bob Clark (dir. Black Christmas), Wes Craven (dir. The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream trilogy), Sean S. Cunningham (dir. Friday the 13th), Amy Holden Jones (dir. Slumber Party Massacre), Jeff Katz (prod. upcoming Friday the 13th sequel and exec. producer Snakes on a Plane), Henry Manfredini (composer Friday the 13th and all sequels), Armand Mastroianni (dir. He Knows You're Alone and Friday the 13th television series), Gregory Nicotero (special effects/makeup Day of the Dead, Evil Dead II, A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Child, Scream, Kill Bill Vol. 1-2), Betsy Palmer (actress Friday the 13th - "Mrs. Voorhees"), Tom Savini (special effects/makeup Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Maniac, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II), Robert Shaye (Chairman and CEO of New Line Cinema - prod of A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels), Joseph Stefano (screenwriter of Alfred Hitch****'s Psycho), Anthony Timpone (editor of horror magazine Fangoria), Stan Winston (dir. Pumpkinhead, special effects/makeup Friday the 13th Part III, Aliens), Joseph Zito (dir. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Bloodrage) and Rob Zombie (dir. The Devil's Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses).

The film is produced by Candy Heart Productions' Rachel Belofsky and Rudy Scalese and directed by Emmy®-nominee Jeff McQueen. Rachel Belofsky has come to prominence in the industry as the Founder and Director of LA's Screamfest Horror Film Festival, arguably the world's most important horror festival. Scalese joined Screamfest and Candy Heart Productions in the summer of 2004. As both an expert and an ardent fan of slasher films, Scalese brought the project to Belofsky, who also produced the award-winning women in racing documentary Fast Women. They both felt the time had come for a comprehensive study and tribute to the films that had made such an impact upon them, their colleagues, and their festival participants.

"There's such a rich history of film to cull from, we started to make a short list of seminal films to draw upon," said Belofsky. "That short list quickly became very long, as did the list of interviews. It's a real testament to the significance of these films." Scalese adds, "To look at the body of the work of the Slasher films is a reminder of what began as a tiny group of films that became the little engine that could and left a significant imprint on the history of American cinema."

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 29 June, 2006 at 17:30 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Bloody-Disgusting.com



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT! WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN My Father Die on DVD WIN The Beaster Bunny on DVD
WIN a copy of ANTIBIRTH on DVD WIN Fright Night on Blu-ray
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com