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The detritus of old Horror/Thriller history can be found here.

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Eventually the links may not work. Everything's Eventual.

OCT. 9

CINEMA OBSCURA
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
You wouldn't think that a fairly recent movie with Guillermo del Toro involved would be obscure. But this Cosmic Horror short movie from 2014 plays online where well over 11 million new short videos are added every single day.

Thresher

For the next 25 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and today I'm digging up a 7 year old, 7plus minute movie Directed by Michael Dahlquist and Sam Shapson, with Set design by GdT. This ticking time bomb is THRESHER.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Jodelle Ferland as Patience Buckner

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Dan Dillard (DEMONS AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES, WHAT TANGLED WEBS, HOW TO EAT A HUMAN BEING, DOWN THE PSYCHO PATH) is around 62 I'd guess.
Actor Jodelle Ferland (SOLE SURVIVOR, DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS, THEY, KINGDOM HOSPITAL [TV], TIDELAND, SILENT HILL, Masters of Horror: THE V WORD, THE MESSENGERS, SEED, CASE 39, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, ICE QUAKE, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE TALL MAN, PARANORMAN, CRAZY TURKS IN ACTION, RED, THE UNSPOKEN, DARK MATTER [TV], NEVERKNOCK, DARKEN: BEFORE THE DARK) is 27.
Jodelle shares an October birthday with her THE CABIN IN THE WOODS alumni, Sigourney Weaver.
Producer Sharon Osbourne (OZZFEST 2000, WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL, THE OSBOURNES [TV], OZZFEST: 10th ANNIVERSARY and more) is 68.
Actor Michael Paré (EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS [& 2], STREETS OF FIRE, THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT, SPACE RAGE, WORLD GONE WILD, DRAGON FIGHT, MOON 44, SUNSET HEAT, THE DANGEROUS, SOLAR FORCE, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED [1995], RAGING ANGELS, THE COLONY [1996], CARVER'S GATE, BAD MOON, 2103: THE DEADLY WAKE, FALLING FIRE, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, SPACE FURY, SANCTIMONY, PERIL, BLACKWOODS, FATE, STARHUNTER [TV], GARGOYLE, KOMODO VS. COBRA, BLOODRAYNE [all], SAURIAN, SEED [2007], POLYCARP, FURNACE, DARK WORLD, 100 FEET, ALONE IN THE DARK 2, FAR CRY, AMPHIBIOUS 3D, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, GONE [2012], THE PHLADELPHIA EXPERIMENT [TV - 2012], ROAD TO HELL, SUDDENLY, AWAKEN [2015], BONE TOMAHAWK, THE VATICAN TAPES, SICILIAN VAMPIRE, ABATTOIR, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, REBORN, and more. 200 credits and counting including 14 features all in production) is 63.
Writer Lorelie Shannon (VERMIFUGE AND OTHER TOXIC COCKTAILS, RAGS AND OLD IRON, THE BLOOD OF THE FATHER Series, POSSUM KINGDOM) is about 71 I think.
Writer / Director / Producer Guillermo del Toro (CRONOS, MIMIC, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, BLADE II, HELLBOY, PAN'S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, EL ORFANATO, RAGE, SPLICE, JULIA'S EYES, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, THE HOBBIT [all], MAMA, PACIFIC RIM, THE STRAIN [Novel & TV], SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, THE WITCHES) who is 58. Watch for Del Toro's upcoming 2021 Horror Thrillers ANTLERS and NIGHTMARE ALLEY. And for 2021 2022, PINOCCHIO, and Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 AFTER MIDNIGHT (TV).

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OCT. 8

CINEMA OBSCURA

Privatreer 2: The Darkening

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Imagine a big budget feature film shot in the lavish sets of Pinewood studios using Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award winning actors. Imagine that upon its release it goes on to make mega-millions yet never plays a theater or TV set: No VHS, DVD, nothing and it will likely never have such a release.

This is the world of 1990 Video Game cut scenes and one of those movies went on to spawn a sequel that got a wide theatrical release.

For the next 26 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and today I'm digging up 1996 and a one of the most profitable and critically acclaimed Science Fiction Horror Thrillers. Starring Christopher Walken and Clive Owen, this all but vanished with the turn of the century and the new Millennium. This is PRIVATEER 2: THE DARKENING.

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Do You Want to Hear the LAMB?

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer R.L. Stine (GARBAGE PAIL KIDS series, GOOSEBUMPS series, FEAT STREET series, FIRST EVIL series, POINT HORROR series, NIGHTMARE HOUR, IT CAME FROM OHIO!: My Life As A Writer, and way more) is 78 but ...

RLStine Oct8 Birthday

The most kick-ass movie heroine ever!
Actor Sigourney Weaver (ALIEN, EYEWITNESS, GHOSTBUSTERS, ALIENS, HALF MOON STREET, GHOSTBUSTERS II, ALIEN 3, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, COPYCAT, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, GALAXY QUEST, THE VILLAGE, AVATAR, ABDUCTION, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, RED LIGHTS, VAMPS, GHOSTBUSTERS [2016], A MONSTER CALLS, THE DEFENDERS [TV]) is 71 today.
Look for Sigourney in the upcoming 2020 release (?) of GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.
And in 2022, AVATAR 2. And in 2024, AVATAR 3.
*FeoNote for the purists: This title could have gone to Jamie Lee Curtis for HALLOWEEN in 1978 - but despite her gunplay on Michael Meyers (and his subsequent immolation and beheading to name a few) he never dies! Throughout the sequels, Curtis' character of Laurie Strode remains a victim of the same antagonist while Weaver's Ripley or "Ripley" destroys all who threaten her - even in hand to hand combat!

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OCT. 7

CINEMA OBSCURA
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
A movie can have an A-List actor, but if it's a foreign independent, it slides to obscurity in the U.S. market.

The Hunter - Willem DaFoe

For the next 27 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and today I'm talking about a critically acclaimed movie starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill that vanished from store shelves a long time ago, THE HUNTER.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Dylan Baker in Trick r Treat

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Shawn Ashmore (THE X-MEN [all], BLOOD MOON, THE QUIET, SOLTICE, THE RUINS, FROZEN, MOTHER'S DAY, THE DAY, BREAKING THE GIRL, DARKNESS FALLS, THE BOYS [TV], AFTERMATH) is 42.
Look for his upcoming 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, THE FREE FALL.
Actor Dylan Baker (RADIOLAND MURDERS, DISCLOSURE, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE CELL, THE TAILOR OF PANAMA, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, CHANGING LANES, SPIDER-MAN 2, THE MATADOR, HIDE AND SEEK, FIDO, SPIDER-MAN 3, TRICK 'R TREAT, DAMAGES [TV], IMMORTAL [2019], BLINDSPOT [TV], THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX [TV]) is 62.
Look for Dylan in the 2022 Horror movie, OUTPOST.
Composer Marco Beltrami (INHUMANOID, SCREAM [all], MIMIC, THE FACULTY, DRACULA 2000, RESIDENT EVIL, BLADE II, TERMINATOR 3, HELLBOY, I, ROBOT, CURSED, RED EYE, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION, THE OMEN [2006], CAPTIVITY, THE INVISIBLE, VIKAREN, THE EYE, AMUSEMENT, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST, KNOWING, THE HURT LOCKER, REPO MEN, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, THE THING [2011], STAB 6: GHOSTFACE RETURNS, SNOWPIERCER, WARM BODIES, CARRIE, WORLD WAR Z, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE WOLVERINE, THE TWILIGHT ZONE [TV 2019-], UNDERWATER, A QUIET PLACE II, R.L. Stein's FEAR STREET [TV], THE TWILIGHT ZONE [TV 2019-2020], LOVE AND MONSTERS, CHAOS WALKING, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS [TV], VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE) is 55.
Make-up & SFX artist Screaming Mad George (POLTERGIEST II: THE OTHER SIDE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3, PREDATOR, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, THE ABYSS, SOCIETY, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, CHILDREN OF THE CORN III, JACK FROST, FAUST, PROGENY, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR) is 66.

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OCT. 6

Drew Daywalt's BEDFELLOWSCINEMA OBSCURA
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
You've seen them.

Horrific animated gifs or still images that capture your attention and no one knows where they come from.

Cinema Obscura is about obscure, often hard to find or forgotten cinema.

A movie isn't valid simply because its feature length: even less than 3 minutes is enough.

For the next 28 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I invite you to join me as I dig deep into the depths of Internet history to expose this bizarre bit of short film terror, BEDFELLOWS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Producer Al Bravo (LA LLARONA [THE WAILER], GURDIAN, LA LLARONA 2 [THE WAILER 2], PRIMITIVE RECALL, GURDIAN, REALITY TERROR NIGHT, 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, ) is 45. (E.C.McMullen Jr. did the Special Make-up Effects on PRIMITIVE RECALL).
Look for Al's upcoming 2022 Horror Thriller, APARTMENT 213. Also expected in 2022, AMITYVILLE: WHERE THE ECHO LIVES.
Actor Scarlett Hefner née Byrne (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS [Part 1 and 2], LAKE PLACID: THE FINAL CHAPTER, SORORITY MURDER, FALLING SKIES [TV], THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], RUNAWAYS [TV]) is 31.
Mystery Writer Betty Sullivan La Pierre (THE HAWKMAN series, DEADLY THORN, MURDER.COM, IN FOR THE KILL) is so old that she keeps her age a secret.
Actor Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS [TV], THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, DEVIL IN THE FLESH, THE DENTIST 2, THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, LOST VOYAGE, TWIN PEAKS: THE MISSING PIECES, TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN [TV], DREAMING GRAND AVENUE) is 68.
Actor Jeremy Sisto (THE CREW, HIDEAWAY, OAKLAND UNDERGROUND, SUICIDE KINGS, ANGEL EYES, MAY, WRONG TURN, ONE POINT O, METHOD, DEAD & BREAKFAST, POPULATION 436, THE THIRST, UNKNOWN, BROKEN, ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD, HANGMAN, THE RETURNED [TV], H8RZ, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR) is 47.
Look for Jeremy in the upcoming CAPTAIN TSUNAMI'S ARMY.

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OCT. 5

CINEMA OBSCURA

Evil Alien

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
You've gone all out to make your movie and critics are agog at what you've done.

Then you slip and let a distributor have your movie and they release it to only one theater in one town.

When it comes to cult movie makers, they probably don't get more cultish than Writer and Director Jake West.

For the next 29 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I invite you to join me as I tell you why its worth the trouble to see Jake West's 2005 opus, EVIL ALIENS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director, and Artist Clive Barker (THE BOOKS OF BLOOD, WEAVEWORLD, IMAGICA, HELLRAISER, NIGHTBREED, CANDYMAN, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, THE THIEF OF ALWAYS, COLD HEART CANYON, ABARAT, HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE, VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, DREAD, ABARAT: ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT, INCARNATE [TV], HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT, CANDYMAN [2021]) who is 69.
Look for the 2020 version of Clive's THE BOOKS OF BLOOD. And in 2021, the new interpretation of his novella, CANDYMAN.
Short story Horror writer Jack "Jackula" Haringa is of unknown age. But it's still his birthday.
Singer Brian Johnson (BACK IN BLACK, FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK, WHO MADE WHO, STIFF UPPER LIP, FLICK OF THE SWITCH, FLY ON THE WALL, POWER UP) is 73.
Actor Guy Pearce (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, RAVENOUS, MEMENTO, THE TIME MACHINE, FIRST SNOW, THE HURT LOCKER, IN HER SKIN, THE ROAD, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, PROMETHEUS, LOCK OUT, IRON MAN 3, EQUALS, BRIMSTONE, SPINNING MAN, THE INOCENTS [TV], A CHRISTMAS CAROL [TV 2019], BLOODSHOT) is 53.
Look for Guy's upcoming 2020 Horror, THE SEVENTH DAY. And in 2021, ZONE 414.
Writer, Director Ti West (THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, CABIN FEVER 2, THE INNKEEPERS, V/H/S [segment], THE ABCs OF DEATH [segment], THE SACRAMENT, IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE) is 41.

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OCT. 4

SmileCINEMA OBSCURA
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
You've seen them.

Brief Horrific animated gifs or still images that capture your attention and no one knows where they come from.

Cinema Obscura is about obscure, often hard to find or forgotten cinema.

A movie isn't valid simply because its feature length: even 7 minutes is enough.

For the next 30 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I invite you to join me as I dig deep into the depths of Internet history to expose this bizarre bit of short film terror, SMILE.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Christopher Fairbank (THE AWAKENING, MURDER WITH MIRRORS, BATMAN [1989], ALIEN³, THE FIFTH ELEMENT, INVASION: EARTH [TV], THE BUNKER [2001], BELOW, WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, CARGO [2006], HELLGATE: LONDON [VG], MINDFLESH, DEMON'S SOULS [VG], LITTLE DEATHS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, WRITER'S RETREAT, THE SHOW, ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME) is 67.
Writer Brian Hodge (THE DARKER SAINTS, PROTOTYPE, WORLD OF HURT, DEATHGRIP, I'LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY) is 60.
Visit him at BrianHodge.net.
Goth Model/Actor Heidi Van Horne (CLEAN, ANGELS DIE SLOWLY) is 43.
Visit her at Heidi Van Horne.
Writer Anne Rice (Books: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, THE VAMPIRE LESTAT, MEMNOCH THE DEVIL, TALTOS, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, THE BODY THIEF, THE VAMPIRE ARMAND, MERRICKBLOOD AND GOLD, ANGEL TIME. Movie: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED) is 79.
Visit her at AnneRice.com.
Actor Liev Schreiber (SCREAM [all], PHANTOMS, SPHERE, TWILIGHT [1998], HAMLET, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE [2004], THE OMEN [2006], X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, SALT, REPO MEN, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, THE LAST DAYS ON MARS, THE 5TH WAVE, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE) is 53.
Liev shares an October birthday with fellow SCREAM alumni, Neve Campbell.

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OCT. 3

CINEMA OBSCURA

Homeless on fire EL DIA DE LA BESTIA

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Independent cinema, particularly foreign indie cinema, is often entangled in the seemingly byzantine process of world-wide distribution and in the U.S., even arthouse theaters, are notorious for poor showings. And yet for over 30 years, Spanish Writer, Producer, and Director, Álex de la Iglesia, has toiled away on his features, virtually unknown by American audiences, yet embraced by many A-list actors who have discovered them overseas.

For the next 31 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I'm going to tell you why, if you look for it, you'll now find after 25 years, EL DIA DE LA BESTIA (THE DAY OF THE BEAST) streaming somewhere in the U.S.A. this month. Writer Kristopher Monroe tells you why it's worth your time.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

DREDD - Lena Headey

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Neve Campbell (THE DARK, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, THE CRAFT, SCREAM [all], WILD THINGS, BLIND HORIZON, THE GLASS MAN, AN AMISH MURDER) is 48.
Look for Neve in 2021, 2022 Horror, SCREAM (2022).
Actor Seth Gabel (THE Da VINCI CODE, FRINGE [TV], JONAH HEX, ALLEGIANCE [2012], ARROW [TV], GOTHICA [2013], AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], SALEM [TV]) is 40.
Actor Lena Headey (WATERLAND, GOSSIP, RIPLEY'S GAME, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, THE CAVE, 300, THE BROKEN, LAID TO REST, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, GAME OF THRONES, DREDD, THE PURGE, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE [TV], RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [TV], INFINITY TRAIN [TV]) is 48.
Actor Clive Owen (SECOND SIGHT, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD, SIN CITY, DERAILED, INSIDE MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN, THE INTERNATIONAL, DUPLICITY, TRUST, INTRUDERS, SHADOW DANCER, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, GEMINI MAN, LISEY'S STORY [TV]) is 57.
Actor Noah Schnapp (STRANGER THINGS [TV], LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN) is 17.
Look for Noah in the upcoming 2020 Horror, HUBIE HALLOWEEN.
Actor Tessa Thompson (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, VERONICA MARS [TV], THE INITIATION OF SARAH, HIDDEN PALMS, EXQUISITE CORPSE, RED AND BLUE MARBLES, MURDER ON THE 13TH FLOOR, 666 PARK AVENUE, THOR: RAGNAROK, ANNIHILATION, WESTWORLD [TV], AVENGERS: ENDGAME, MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL) is 38.
Director Denis Villeneuve (INCENDIES, PRISONERS, ENEMY, ARRIVAL, BLADE RUNNER 2049) is 54.
Look for Denis directing the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, DUNE.

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OCT. 2

CINEMA OBSCURA

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Independent cinema is often entangled in the seemingly byzantine process of world-wide distribution and U.S. cinema, even arthouse, is notorious for poor showings. When it comes to making a powerful splash in film festivals, rave critic reviews, and audience approval, I can't think of any other movie that did better in 2009 than MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE.

And yet, history shows us that the distributor had no idea how to sell it and by 2010 it was already fading into obscurity.

For the next 32 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I'm going to tell you why you might fall in love with U.S. Indie Director, Andrew Duensing's (aka The Deagol Brothers), original 2009 Mumblecore Horror movie, MAKE-OUT WITH VIOLENCE.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor, DirectorCamilla Belle (DECONSTRUCTING SARAH, POISON IVY II, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, THE QUIET, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, PUSH, THE AMERICAN SIDE, THE MAD WHALE, PHOBIAS) is 35.
Actor Krisondra Daigneault (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT, HORRORWEEN, THE OATMEAL MAN) is 26.
Actor Lew Temple (SIN: THE MOVIE, PARASITE DOLLS, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, THE VISITATION, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, DEJA VU, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, HOUSE [2008], TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, NO MAN'S LAND: THE RISE OF REEKER, SOMEONE'S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR, SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT, THE KILLING JAR, UNSTOPPABLE, THE WALKING DEAD [TV], MoniKa, HOUSE OF FORBIDDEN SECRETS, ZOMBEX, WICKED BLOOD, DESIERTO, WICKED CITY [TV], HOME, 31, THE ENDLESS, FERAL, SELLING ISOBEL, BEHIND THE WALLS, LIMBO, BETWEEN THE DARKNESS, SAME DIFFERENCE, BECOMING, THE STEP DADDY, HACKED) is 54.
Look for Lew's upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, LIFELINES. Also in 2021, SHADOWMARSH. And in 2022, NIGHT CALLER and MONSTROUS.
Actor Maribel Verdú (LA ESTANQUERAS DE VALLECAS, EL BESO DEL SUEÑO, TUNO NEGRO, TIEMPO DE TORMENTA, JERICHO MANSIONS, EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO, EL NIÑO DE BARRO, LA ZONA, TETRO, FIN, BLANCANIEVES, THE YEAR OF FURY, ANA TRAMEL. EL JUEGO [TV]) is 51.
Look for Maribel in the 2022 Thriller, THE FLASH, Directed by Andy Muschietti (MAMA, IT, IT CHAPTER 2).

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OCT. 1

CINEMA OBSCURA

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
The phrase Cinema Obscura is well over 2000 years old, describing dark interiors where a bright beam of sunlight through a pinhole in a wall or tent reveals a projection, gnomen, of the outside.

What I'm talking about here is the Cinema Obscura of rare cinema, and I'm not referring necessarily to old silent movies of the late 1800s.

Independent cinema is often entangled in the seemingly byzantine process of world-wide distribution and U.S. cinema, even arthouse, is notorious for poor showings. While major Asian producers from Jackie Chan to Stephen Chow have a long history of struggling with U.S. distributors to have their movies seen, I'm focused on Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense movies.

For the next 33 days, from October 1 through the end of November 2 and Dia de Los Muertos, come with me as I talk about good, cool, and even great movies, foreign and domestic, that continue to get hidden from their audience for many various legal reasons.

For the next 33 days, this is Feo Amante's Cinema Obscura and I'm going to tell you what is so compelling about German Director, Damir Lukacevic's, brilliant 2010 techno Horror Thriller, TRANSFER.

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Fear the ReaperHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Michelle Bauer (aka Pia Snow aka Kim Bittner aka Michelle McClellan in THE TOMB [1986], ROLLER BLADE [1986], ARMED RESPONSE, TERROR NIGHT, BEVERLY HILLS VAMP, JIGSAW MURDERS, NIGHT OF THE LIVING BABES, OVERKILL, WARLORDS, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, DEATH ROW DINER, HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, DEMONWARP, NIGHTMARE SISTERS, THE PHANTOM EMPIRE, CAMP FEAR, PUPPET MASTER III: TOULON'S REVENGE, THE SUMMONED, HELLROLLER, EVIL TOONS, THE FLESH MERCHANT, THE DWELLING, DEMENTED, VAMPIRE VIXENS FROM VENUS, RED LIPS, WITCH ACADEMY, BLONDE HEAVEN, MARI-COOKIIE AND THE KILLER TARANTULA, LUST FOR FRANKENSTEIN, TIMEGATE: TALES OF THE SADDLETRAMPS, DR. ALIEN, TOMB OF THE WEREWOLF, THE NAKED MONSTER, WHISPERS FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE, GINGERDEAD MAN 2, VOODOO DOLLZ, 1313: WICKED STEPBROTHER, THE TROUBLE WITH BARRY) is 63.
Look for Michelle in the upcoming 2021 2022 Horror Thriller, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-ARAMA II.
Actor Danielle Bisutti (AUTOMATIC, TROPIX, VENICE UNDERGROUND, CURSE OF CHUCKY, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, NANNY KILLER, GREENLIGHT, DWIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR [TV]) is 45.
Listen for Danielle in the upcoming 2022 Horror VG, GOD OF WAR: RAGNAROK.
Actor Holly Elissa (SPOOK, ALIEN INCURSION, WHISTLER [TV], POLAR STORM, SOMETHING EVIL COMES, ICE QUAKE, COLLISION EARTH, THE 12 DISASTERS OF CHRISTMAS, VAN HELSING [TV]) is 42.
Writer Gary Frank (FOREVER WILL YOU SUFFER, INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY) is 57.
I knew Gary before I knew MySpace, and you can visit him at AuthorGaryFrank.
Like me, Gary has a short story featured in the Horror Thriller anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt.

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FEO'S BRAGGODICIO

The ScientistFeo Amante's Horror ThrillerSome people think I'm more important than you (I don't, but they do. You know how they are) and this is their (HA!) evidence.

INTERVIEWS
Joe Mynhardt interviews E.C. McMullen Jr. in the book HORROR 201: The Silver Scream.

Matt Jarbo's interview with Feo Amante at The Zurvivalist.

James Cheetham's Q&A with Feo Amante at Unconventional Interviews *.

Megan Scudellari interviews Feo Amante and Kelly Parks (of THE SCIENCE MOMENT) in The Scientist Magazine.

Check out our interview at The-Scientist.com.

REFERENCES
Anthropologist Gretchen Bakke, PhD, references my UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT as an expert resource in her 2010 Anthropological Quarterly essay @ Johns Hopkins University

Researcher David Waldron, references my review of UNDERWORLD in the Spring 2005, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture entry, Role-Playing Games and the Christian Right: Community Formation in Response to a Moral Panic (downloadable pdf).

E.C. McMullen Jr.
Author page at Amazon (Amazon.com)
Listed at GoodReads
Internet Movie Database resume (IMDb.com),
Stage 32 listing (stage32.com),
Listed at Academia.edu and is a
19 year member of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC).
Wikipedia 1, 2, 3, 4
Starbucks Cup #118
E.C. McMullen Jr. / Feo Amante is quoted throughout the Internet and print as a resource on,

Books That Bounce Inspiration from Shivers?*
Cirque Du Freak My Weekend of Horrors*
FilmSchoolRejects The Science of Fiction
In Defense Of J.J. Abrams PHANTASM EXHUMED: The Unauthorized Companion
*Linked to archive.org

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