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Tuesday
Jun042013

St Louis' Premeir pop-culture/horror/sci-fi convention all under one roof August 2-4, 2013

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“Get Contaminated!”

 Contamination Defcon 4 2013 Offers Celebrities, Parties, Movies & More!

St Louis' Premeir pop-culture/horror/sci-fi convention all under one roof August 2-4, 2013

 

 Dyer Straits Productions (DSP) presents year four of St. Louis’ Premier pop culture, horror & sci-fi convention all under one roof August 2-4, 2013 Contamination: Defcon 4 takes place at the Holiday Inn South County Center is bigger and better with film icons, TV stars, super heroes, ghost hunters, Drive-In, Tiki Party, Cos-play, and filmmakers.
Veteran actor Andrew Prine (“V” the series, Chisum) and a cast reunion of the original “The Evil Dead ” film series with the Ladies of the Evil Dead- Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss & Theresa Tilly “The Evil Dead 2” as well as Danny Hicks & Kassie Wesley Depaiva “Jake & Bobby Joe” & from “Army of Darkness” Timothy Patrick Quill “The Blacksmith” all will be  headlining this year along with an impressive lineup of icons at this highly anticipated follow-up event.                                           

  This years Contamination: Defcon 4 goes Grindhouse and celebrates the genre with Larry Bishop (“Hellride”, “The Devil’s 8” & “The Savage Seven”) and Laura Cayouette of the Academy award winner Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Django Unchained” this will be Laura’s first ever convention appearance. Horror fans will get their fix with David Naughton (“An American Werewolf in London”) Pricilla Barnes (“The Devil’s Rejects”), Tom Towels (“The Devil’s Rejects, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), This year will see a “Friday the 13th” fans greatest Nightmare  when we are joined by Kane Hodder “Jason Voorhees” from pt’s 7-10,  C.J Graham “Jason Voorhees” from part 6.  “The Walking Dead “enthusiasts will be able to meet Nick Gomez (“Tomas”) also Travis Love (“Bowman”) & Theodus Crane (“Big Tiny”) plus many more celebrities from all walks (full list on their website).

 Fans of all genres will get a total “Celebrity” experience with a weekend full of options: a chance to meet the celebrities, get autographs and pictures and a lucky few V.I.P’s will even get to know their favorite celebrity one on one at an intimate private gathering. Contamination’s 24 Hour Grindhouse Cinema returns along with upcoming film makers get to show off their endeavors.
There will be crazy Seminars, dealer room with vendors to shop all weekend for toys, t-shirts, movie posters and much more.  A wild Pagan Tiki Party on Friday and dance party Saturday night with DJ Tre dropping the beats.  If that’s not enough we will be having the “Contaminated Toxic Cinema Drive-In” showing “Dark Night of the Scarecrow” hosted by writer J.D. Feigelson.  The competition is on so get your best costume ready for our Cos-play Contest for a chance to win big.

Tickets for the weekend convention are available online now for a discount, but prices will be higher when purchased at the door.  A limited amount of VIP Passes are available online while supplies last.  Vendors can reserve a spot, sponsorship packages are still available. Book your room for a great discounted rate of $89 at the Holiday Inn South County Center before they are gone.  Much more information can be found at www.con-tamination.com.  Check the site and their Facebook page for updates and a complete list of celebrities, artists, filmmakers, musicians and vendors. 

 The successful events that began this new tradition in St. Louis - Contamination 2010, Contamination 2011: The Sequel and Contamination 3D 2012 – have featured film legends from popular horror series such as “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,“”Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Candyman,” cult favorites “The Boondock Saints,” pop culture icon Larry Thomas “The Soup Nazi” from “Seinfeld,” Peter (Chewbacca) Mayhew (Star Wars), Grammy winning G Tom Mac, sports legend Ken Norton and showcased one of the most recognized cars in the world - The Batmobile & the “Munster Koach”. 

  For interviews with Dyer Straits Productions, celebrities attending the convention or to apply to cover the event, contact Dave Dyer at contamination2010@gmail.comhttp://www.con-tamination.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/ContaminationSTL - http://twitter.com/horrorscificon

 

 

Wednesday
May222013

Texas Frightmare Weekend: Review

Ahhh....another Texas Frightmare Weekend has come and gone. This convention marks FearCast's anniversary every year, and this puts us a 4 years! And boy what a year it has been! Texas Frightmare this year had an amazing guest line up, and the lines to prove it. I don't know the official head count this year, but it seemed that there was thousands in attendance. Some of the bigger guests this year were, Danny Trejo (Machette), Sean Patrick Flannery (Boondock Saints), and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead). Not to take away from the rest of the guests though. These were the biggest lines. When I walked in I was star struck! Some of horror's greatest were there! Clu Gulager (Return of the Living Dead), Marilyn Burns (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary), Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), just to name a few! Go to http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/weirdpress/guests/ for the full list of 2013 guests. There was a lot of great vendors there this year. T-shirts, posters, toys, DVDs. All your standards. Sadly though, there was only a couple of independant film makers there. I did meet with the few, and they all have great films to put out. All in all it was another great year! I'm sure next year will be even bigger....better...stronger! So I better start saving up!

See you on the flip side...

- Monster

Wednesday
May082013

ASSIMILATION • 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Music Provided By:
► DJ ANDY LAPLEGUA (Combichrist/ Icon Of Coil)
► DJ JOE VIRUS (Lizard Lounge/ The Church/ Dallas, TX)
► DJ BONE!! (Re:Mission/ Pirate Audio/ OKC, OK)
► DJ DEATHJEST (Re:Mission/ Tulsa, OK)
► DJ STIGMATIK (Re:Mission/ OKC)

Lighting Provided by:
► HAVOC LIGHTING 

Visuals Provided By:
► ID10T LIGHT

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COSTUME PARTY • TONS OF FREE GIVEAWAYS! 
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Anniversary Photo Booth By:
► DANZIGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography By:
► CAMERA TAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY
► L.A. WEILER PHOTOGRAPHY
► CHRIS CRAWFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

Special FX Make Up and Body Paint by:
► STIRLING FX

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TULSA'S MONTHLY DARK DANCE EVENT
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$5.00 for 21+ 
$7.00 for 18-20 
$10.00 after 11:00pm

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IDL BALLROOM • 230 E. 1ST ST. TULSA, OK
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Sponsored by:
► BLACKLIGHT 13
► METROPOLIS RECORDS
► NEGATIVE GAIN PRODUCTIONS
► ENGRAVED RITUAL RECORDS
► VAMPIREFREAKS
► FEAR CAST NETWORK
► DARKFAERY SUBCULTURE MAGAZINE
► WELT MUZIK

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Andy LaPlegua, (born Ole Anders Olsen) born September 15, 1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway, is a musician originally known for being founder and lead vocalist of the futurepop band Icon of Coil.[1] LaPlegua also gained fame in the aggrotech and electro-industrial scenes as founder and lead vocalist of Combichrist and Panzer AG.
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Both Icon of Coil and Combichrist have topped the Deutsche Alternative Charts.

Originally a part of several scenes in Norway, LaPlegua experimented with hip-hop in the Detroit Techno/Old School band LAW, industrial in Devils Into Crime (DIC), punk in My Right Choice(MRC)/Fleshfire and metal in Lash Out.[2] He also found interest in trance and club music making his mark on the scene with his involvement in the bands Plastic Life and Sector9.

Early on he was the vocalist in Fredrikstad based hardcore/metal band My Right Choice - who released an EP under the project name Fleshfire, as well as stand-in (and later permanent) vocalist for Lash Out. Icon of Coil was formed as a solo project in 1997. After becoming very enthusiastic about the music and its possibilities, Andy LaPlegua invited a former bandmate of his, Sebastian Komor to join Icon of Coil to perform live. After several public performances and the release of "Shallow Nation", IoC's first album, Komor joined the band full-time.

Combichrist was officially launched in 2003. It was created as a more aggressive alternative to Icon of Coil. Panzer AG was officially launched in 2004. LaPlegua combined the danceability of Icon of Coil and the hard-hitting beats of Combichrist when he created Panzer AG. His fourth, most techno-oriented project, is (DJ) Scandy. His new project is Scandinavian Cock, a Rockabilly/Psychobilly act.

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Friday
Apr192013

Texas Frightmare Weekend Announces Expanded Schedule

Texas Frightmare Weekend Announces Expanded Schedule, New Guests
Additional celebrities, film screenings, and attractions mark TFW's biggest year to date

Dallas, Texas – Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance May 3rd through the 5th, offering up additional celebrity guests, nearly 100 vendors, and more new films than ever! Today, our 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones' AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins our ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency DFW!

On Friday, May 3rd, the mammoth festival opens its doors at 6PM (5PM for VIPs), welcoming panels on Pet Sematary, Gary and Jake Busey, and more! Films that evening include the aforementioned Axe Giant (at 10PM), Christmas with the Dead at 6PM, andJacob and Scream Park at midnight!

 

On Saturday, May 4th, Texas Frightmare kicks off a powerful threefer of hotly-anticipated chillers from IFC Films, with the Texas Premiere of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac at 8PM, Ben Wheatley’sSightseers at 10PM, and Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, the acclaimed Interview with the Vampiredirector’s long-awaited return to the land of the undead, at midnight! Also screening on Saturday is Rodrigo Gudiño's The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh and Chuck Norfolk's gross-out comedy Haunted Trailer at 6PM, Mark Beal's vampiric Enchiridion at 8PM, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight! Saturday's panels include The World of Stuart Gordon, TFW's Alien reunion, the witches of The Lords of Salem, Danny Trejo, and much more!

And Sunday, May 5th, we've got even more, with panels featuring Clu and John Gulager, Dee Wallace, and Tom Savini - and a very special matinee screening of Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of a VHS Collector at 1PM!

All film screenings are completely free for passholders, and will conveniently take place at The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend! Want more? The hotel's also hosting Friday night's Circus of the Damned party (free to VIP and Premium passholders), "Frightmakers" filmmaking panels, and Saturday's popular late night Scaryoke!

TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its eighth amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes!

Alongside newly-announced guests Dan Haggerty, Steve Railsback, and artist Bernie Wrightson, TFW's 2013 unbelievable roster includes Alien stars Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Marilyn Burns, Gary and Jake Busey, Jeffrey Combs, Denise Crosby, Sean Patrick Flanery, Stuart Gordon, Meg Foster, Clu and John Gulager, Mariel Hemingway, Jordan Ladd, Mary Lambert, Heather Langenkamp, Tyler Mane, Bill Moseley, David Naughton, Steve Niles, Tom Savini, Dee Wallace, pro-wrestler George “The Animal” Steele, and many more!

Daily and weekend passes are available atwww.texasfrightmareweekend.com/weirdpress/tickets/.

Look for the festival schedule and even more announcements online soon atwww.texasfrightmareweekend.com!

Monday
Apr082013

THE “DR. 420” MOVIE PREMIERE PARTY IS COMING TO TOWN!

Come one, Come All to THE Dr. 420 MOVIE PREMIERE PARTY, which will take place on Friday, June 7th, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. You don't want to miss this rocking herbal bash which will feature the gut-busting World Premiere of a short film I wrote and directed called Dr. 420. In case you haven't heard, Dr. 420 is a medical marijuana comedy that features outrageous performances by comic legend Lin Shaye (There' s Something About Mary, Kingpin, Dumb & Dumber) and Naomi Grossman ("Pepper" from American Horror Story: Asylum).  

 



The Premiere Party is being thrown in conjunction with a crowdfunding campaign my company (Mind Blur Productions) is currently running to help pay for post production costs involved with the creation of Dr. 420. (Filming is complete, we just need help to finish it up.). You can pick up tickets for the Premiere Party, which will be attended by the wacky cast and crew of Dr. 420 and other surprise guests, by clicking on The Dr. 420 Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Page link below.  And while you're on theCampaign Page, take a moment to check out the other awesome Dr. 420 incentives we are offering including: Dr. 420 DVDs, Dr 420 T-shirts; and even IMDB listed film creditsDr. 420 really needs your support so please check out our campaign and make a donation today.

Save the Date!!  June 7, 2013 = THE Dr. 420 MOVIE PREMIERE PARTY!! Hope to see you there!!  

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dr-420-stoner-comedy-short-needs-your-help/x/1158951 

 

 


Tuesday
Apr022013

VCI releases D4

Today VCI announced on their Facebook page that they have released the film D4 for world wide sales! If you havent seen D4 yet I highly urge you to check it out. This film stars Eric Berner, Jaimee Gray Simon, Clay Brocker, Darrin Dickerson, and Jeff Hime. It's also written and directed by Darrin Dickerson. Here'sa brief synopsys from VCI's page: 

Abandoned for more than 30 years, "D4" remains the focus of conspiracy theorists.  A wealthy doctor who believes her kidnapped son is being held somewhere in the long deserted government acreage spares no expense securing a team of ex-military guns-for-hire to search him out.  But once inside, they discover there is someone, or something, still inhabiting "D4".  Things are not what they seem, and what was meant to be a simple search and rescue soon turns into a fight for survival, a fight they will most likely not survive.

I absolutely love this film, and am really excited to see it go world wide. Below is the trailer, poster, and an interview that we did with Darrin Dickerson way back in 2011 at Con-Tamination!

If you would like to get a copy of D4, go here: http://www.vcientertainment.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=D4&product_id=786&path=59

Now on with the show!

 

Sunday
Mar312013

Steampunk Card Game! TWISTED SKIES

This project has been a labor of love for multiple Steampunk gamers! The desire for a fun Steampunk themed card game based around the imaginative ideas and concepts of the Steampunk Multiverse! After extensive design and play-testing we are excited to have the support of the nationally recognized Airship Isabella for this project and have based our first exciting set around their characters and adventures! The game is designed for 4-6 players played in a round the table fashion. An average game of Twisted Skies takes an hour and a half. Each basic set of Twisted Skies includes:

160 game cards, Full Instructions, One 6 sided dice.

As the design, artwork, and layout of the game is accomplished this Kickstarter is designed in the hope of having the product printed, boxed and made available to the gaming public at large. Professional grade photography and illustration from some of Steampunk's most talented rising stars have made for a great looking game. Working with local game stores and distributors we'll be placing this product in your friendly neighborhood game store!

Swing By and check out the offers at

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842406318/steampunk-card-game-twisted-skies

Tuesday
Mar192013

Tulsa Zombie Prom 2013

Tulsa Zombie Prom 2013

You are cordially invited to the Tulsa Zombie Prom at The Hunt Club.
Hosted by HvK Entertainment and Fearcast.

Get your online discount tickets now. Presale Tickets are $7 Singles, $10 couples. Prices good till May 28th and then we go up to door price ($10 Singles & $15 couples).

When you order your tickets online. We will send you a ticket via email to print off and bring to the Prom. Plus we will have your name on the list. Please allow 48 hours for the email to be sent to you after purchase!

Only a 150 tickets available so act now and get them while they last!

FRIDAY June 28th
The Hunt Club
224 N. Main Tulsa, OK 74103

Tickets avaialable at http://hvkentertainment.com/tulsazombieprom/


Thursday
Mar142013

Ill Willed Productions and Nightbreed

Ill Willed Productions is creating these amazing Nightbreed busts and sculptures! The first as far as I can tell is going to be my personal favorite Breed, Narcisse!! Nightbreed is Clive Barker's secondary major Directorial effort, based on his novel Cabal. Ill Willed needs our help getting this project to go even further! Check out the link below and please help support Ill Willed, Clive Barker and the Tribes of the Moon!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1900347650/official-horror-film-sculptures-beginning-with-nig
Monday
Mar112013

IN THE LAVENDER A Steampunk Zombie Odyssey

IN THE LAVENDER, is a story that has something for everyone.  Whether you are into  Steampunk, zombies, pirates, or the post apocalyptic setting, or even if you love action and adventure, this graphic novel has it all.  It is horror, action, comedy and drama all rolled into one!  The story follows a group of heros aboard their flying steamship after they have stumbled across some technology that far surpasses the steampunk world they live in.  The heros believe this new found technology could be a weapon capable of destroying the evil corporation that currently rules the entire planet and its resources. So, they set out to take them down. However, this newly found technology is in the form of a reanimated brain, fitted into a steampunk/cyber mechanical body.  All hell breaks loose once everyone else finds out about this "discovered technology." Everyone from pirates to underground machine cultists want it for themselves. Suddenly, the crew finds themselves in a very complicated situation.

   IN THE LAVENDER is a very well thought out and indepth story.  It has a lot of very intricate plot lines, and story twists and turns that will keep you guessing and wanting more!  The main story though is about the steampunk zombie and how he is a regular guy from the year 2015 ish and his personal struggles in life.  He deals with the same things we all deal with: trying to discover his place in the world, trying to fit in, while facing his own inner demons as well as dealing with misplaced trust and a slew of other problems we all have in life. This isn't a story about the world of tomorrow, or zombies, or robots.  It is a story about you, me, the human condition and how we all are as people.  Just so happens the future is filled with awesome explosions, flying ships, massive mechanical cities, hordes of zombies, and a pile of steam ran everything!!! Welcome to the world of IN THE LAVENDER!

   The title In the Lavender comes from a victorian slang term meaning "dead." The  story was written by myself (Eric Xton) and co written by my wife April. Most of the art is done by me, but, there will be many amazing guest artists from around the world helping out, like Josh Falls, Lidia Misfit, Travis Sharpe and colour work by Ryan Mihandoost of Colossal Robot .  All very talented artists!  Also, I will be updating this campaign regularly to keep everyone up to date.  Please bear with me, as I am new at this fund raising for projects thing lol.  Thank you for your interest!

Swing By http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-the-lavender-a-steampunk-zombie-odyssey and Check out the perks help spread the word on this project 

Till Next Time...D