Monday, March 17, 2014

Twelfth Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Nominees

The Projection Booth has been nominated again for a Rondo Hatton Award. Would you do me a kindness and vote for us this year?

Here's all the pertinent details:

One vote per person, please. Every email must include your name to be counted.

Simply copy this ballot and send an email with your picks to David Colton at by Sunday night at midnight, May 4, 2014.

Here are some suggested categories/votes:

8. BEST DOCUMENTARY: REWIND THIS! directed by Josh Johnson. How the VHS culture changed horror and the movies.

13. BEST ARTICLE: 'Who Does Your Girlfriend Think She’s Fooling,' by Mike White, Impossible Funky Productions. How Lianne Spiderbaby buffaloed the industry which she claimed to adore.

23. BEST MULTIMEDIA HORROR: THE PROJECTION BOOTH Podcast targets genre films and more.

To see the full list of nominees visit

Thursday, March 06, 2014

News About Fangoria 332

I'm very happy to announce that I'll have an article featured in issue 332 of Fangoria magazine. Shortly after the Projection Booth episode about Cruising, the editor of Fangoria, Chris Alexander, approached me to pen a piece about the film. I was eager to do so as I was still steeped in Cruising from the research and discussion of the film that I'd had with Rob St. Mary and Jeffrey Schwarz. I wouldn't have been able to write the piece without them. I'll post a link when the issue is available. In the meantime, here's everything that will be in the new issue:

INTERVIEW: NANCY ALLEN & KEITH GORDON They joined forces to track down a maniac who was “Dressed to Kill.”

FEATURE: “CRUISING” In the midst of the early-’80s slasher trend, William Friedkin made a very different kind of murder movie.

PREVIEW: “OCULUS” Gaze into the mirror at the center of Mike Flanagan’s creepfest, and you won’t like what looks back.

PREVIEW: “PROXY” Indie auteur Zack Parker explores many different kinds of psychological trauma. Plus: actress Kristina Klebe on her dangerous love.

PREVIEW: “AFFLICTED” See the world and scream in fear with Clif Prowse and Derek Lee’s travel-terror opus.

PREVIEW: “COUNTDOWN” Get the straight dope on the Thai shocker from its vivid villain, David Asavanond.

PREVIEW: “SALEM” Witch new horror TV show should you watch? Creator Adam Simon explains why it should be his.

MINIFEATURE: “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES” Robert Rodriguez reveals how he’s bringing his Mayan vampires to the tube.

FEATURE: “BATES MOTEL” There are more shocking developments in the second season for fans to go psycho over.

PREVIEW: “UNDER THE SKIN” Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress? Jonathan Glazer’s film isn’t quite what you’d expect.

ON SET: “PATRICK: EVIL AWAKENS” Director Mark Hartley explains why and how he gave the Aussie classic another spin.

PREVIEW: “JINN” Letting ancient secrets out of the bottle, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad tempts cinematic fate.

MINIFEATURE: “DEATH SPA” Gorgon Video resurrects for the Blu-ray age with an exercise in over-the-top bloodshed.

MINIFEATURE: “FRIGHT SHOW” The Fango-affiliated VHS anthology combined four frightful fan flicks.

PREVIEW: “FRACTURED” Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson’s shocker really gets into its characters’ heads.

PICTORIAL: ASHLYNN YENNIE Part of our Fango/GOREZONE photo showcase for the sexy “Fractured” and “Human Centipede” star.

PREVIEW: “JOHNNY GHOST” A particular spirit of rock ’n’ roll haunts the heroine of Donna McRae’s film.

MINIFEATURE: “THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN” Clive Barker’s classic tale is on track for a stunning new showcase.

FEATURE: “A FIELD IN ENGLAND” British sensation Ben Wheatley presents a surreal history of violence.

PREVIEW: “THE RAID 2: BERANDAL” The story sprawls and bodies fall as Gareth Evans returns to the scene of the crime.

FIRST RITES Why this is a “Skin” mag

POSTAL ZONE Fantastic Friedkin and an amazing “Spider!”

MONSTER INVASION Previews of “Smothered,” “The Hanover House,” “Fool’s Day” and “Clawing!”

MONSTER OF THE MONTH “Space Girl” from “Lifeforce”

THE VIDEO EYE OF DR. CYCLOPS Reviews of “Dead Kids,” “Odd Thomas,” “In Fear” and others

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Aaron Christensen’s “Hidden Horror” and Daniel Levine’s “Hyde”

DUMP BIN DIARIES Shout! Factory’s “All Night Horror Marathon Volume Two”

Mike White: Internet Troll & Cyber Bully

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