August 23, 2012

Dark Side of the News for August 23, 2012

The Apparition opens in theaters tomorrow. "Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment." Hrm. Can't say I'm too excited other than that Ashley Greene is pretty to look at. Still, it's better than having no dark or horror movies opening this weekend!

The Apparition on IMDB

The Apparition, on Rotten Tomatoes

I'm not very excited about the Carrie remake. But at least it has the adorable, talented Chloe Moretz in it. You can peek at Entertainment Weekly's exclusive look at the remake, which also stars Julianne Moore.

Don't miss the BBC's article on The Last Goths of Tashkent, about goths being persecuted in Uzbekistan.

Irish Times has an article on Robert Smith: Accidental Megastar.

Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the London Film Fest.

Iconic horror film company Hammer Films now has its own YouTube channel.

Designers at Disneyland and Disneyworld are working on this year's Haunted Mansion Holiday displays.

Disneyland Making Its Tallest Gingerbread House (Orange County Register)

Sneak Peek: Jack's Gingerbread House Arrives at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland Park (Disney Parks Blog)

An author reminisces about how strongly Clive Barker's Books of Blood affected him.

Entertainment Weekly is featuring The Walking Dead season 3 on their latest cover.

Eli Roth, director of Hostel, has been working on a "haunted hotel and casino" attraction in Las Vegas. The Goretorium will be open year-round. The two story building is imagined as a hotel called "The Delmont." Inside, there's a casino, a bar called Bloody Mary's, and even a wedding chapel where horror fanatics can choose to rent for their horrific wedding ceremony.

It's due to open September 27.

Goretorium on Facebook

Eli Roth Swoons Over His Haunted Vegas Goretorium Hotel (Entertainment Weekly)

Eli Roth Talks Goretorium, Guts and Thanksgiving (Behind the Thrills)

Eli Roth's Goretorium Opens on the Vegas Strip September 27 (Horror Unlimited)

Eli Roth's Goretorium Brings the Spirit of Vegas to Halloween All Year Long (

I'm looking for volunteer moderators for the Frankenweenie and "666 Park Avenue" groups at the Darklinks Social Network. Just someone who has about 15 minutes per day to post the latest news and links on those topics.

--Copyright 2012 Carrie Carolin

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