Hello again, horror fans! I’m happy to report that it’s been an extremely productive and busy month so far at the Blood Theatre! Ever since our new and improved site went live on February 29th, we’ve been doing our best to bring you daily updates: be it reviews, news, or even the return of our forums (which, if you haven’t done so already, I strongly urge you to become a part of!)
Since we’ve done so much updating over the past couple weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to recap all the latest Blood Theatre developments. Firstly, as you may have noticed, we have begun advertising for the Hudson Horror Show, a horror film festival celebrating their fifth year! As an official supporter of the HHS, we urge you to check out their site, and if you’re in the New York area, visit them on May 19th to check out their screening of FRIDAY THE 13th on 35mm!
Our staff has submitted a ton of new reviews, including: FATHER’S DAY (contributed by our resident gore-maestro Shredi Knight), as well as Guide to Gore reviews of DARKNESS FALLS, RESIDENT EVIL, FROM BEYOND, SICK NURSES, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and more! After being contacted by Indie filmmaker Andrea Ricca, we also reviewed his latest short sci-fi/horror film, SPIDER DANGER — which you can watch online at his official website.
We introduced brand new sections to the Blood Theatre which we have already begun filling out with content. VERSUS MODE, written by UncannyDerek, is a feature which pits two different films against each other in an epic battle royale. Though he decides a winner in the end, it is open for debate, and we strongly encourage you to join in the discussion by posting a comment! Be sure to read his latest versus mode, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET VS. FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, and also don’t forget to check out last week’s clash between DAWN OF THE DEAD ’78 VS. DAWN OF THE DEAD ’04!
Staff writer Ali began posting regular horror news updates, and has begun a WEEKLY ROUNDUP, where she lists off all the latest developments in horror news at the end of the week. It’s a great way to get an itemized breakdown of all the news you might have missed out on! Ali is also heading up our new CANADIAN CONTENT section, where we’ll be posting reviews and news for Canadian Horror films. For now, she’s put up a list of FILM FESTIVALS as an aid for Independent filmmakers. She’ll be updating and maintaining this list as the festivals approach and pass.
Our TERROR IN PRINT section was kicked off by UncannyDerek, who did a great write-up of the SWAMP THING comic, which is being released by DC Comics as part of their new 52. Be sure to check it out, as well as check back for more reviews of horror novels, as well as graphic novels. Also, our CONCESSION STAND features items that horror fans might be interested in purchasing (please note that these are not sold through the Blood Theatre, but are just things we think other horror fans might enjoy). And don’t forget, staff writer J-Rod is working to kick off our new HORROR GAMING section, where you’ll be seeing reviews of some of the best (and worst) horror video games out there!
Phew! I think I’ve covered pretty much all of it! But as you can see, there’s a lot happening here, and a lot more is planned for the rest of the month! As I mentioned earlier, our FORUMS are back online, so you can register for free and chat with horror fans from around the world.
But until next time, boils and ghouls, keep checking back for regular site updates and plenty of deliriously devilish new content! And, on behalf of myself and the staff of the Blood Theatre: have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!
– Matthew T.