The Summer is Hot, and So is Horror: An SML Horror News Roundup

It’s been a busy summer for horror creatives and monster lovers everywhere! From Kickstarter campaigns to international film festivals, it’s been a great time to check out new horror projects in book, film, musical, and digital formats. Here’s a rundown of the recent horror news to come across our inbox. …

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Scottish Slasher “Bridal Fever” Holding Blood (& Guts) Drive on Kickstarter

concept poster for Bridal Fever by Hayley Tinline

Talk about a bridezilla! Well-respected practical effects artist Hayley Tinline wants to make her directorial debut with the upcoming Bridal Fever. The film mixes all the wonderful blood and guts of 1970s-era grindhouse slasher films with the eye of modern Scottish cinematographers. And we’ve seen a lot of really cool Scottish projects …

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If You Hate Birds, You’ll Love Supporting “The Unkindness of Ravens”

From owls to ravens, Scottish film auteur Lawrie Brewster unequivocally proves that birds are evil and should not be trusted. His latest feature film, The Unkindness of Ravens, tells the story of a homeless army veteran besieged by an “unkindness” (actually term for a large group) of demonic ravens in …

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Celeb Interview: David Lee Fisher, Director of the “Nosferatu” Feature Film Remix

The iconically diabolical Count Orlock may soon be rising from the grave yet again if director David Lee Fisher gets his way. Fisher is the creator of the 2005 “film remix” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and is currently coordinating a Kickstarter campaign to create a companion remix of the …

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Independent Bookstore Publishes “Skull-A-Day” Book

A new skull everyday? Yes, please! With so many monsters under one roof, the SML Haunted Mansion and Blog Laboratory is constantly in need of more skulls! Now, through his successful Kickstarter campaign, artist Noah Scalin has chronicled his Skull-A-Day project in a delightful new book of the same name. …

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Celeb Interview: Dawn Brown of Monster Shop, Inc.

Dawn Brown has worked on the sets of major motion pictures as a concept artist and set designer, including the Hunger Games trilogy, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Recently, Dawn created her own stop-motion animation studio and is launching a series of web shorts based …

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Mischievous “House of Monsters” Web Series Looking for a Kickstart

Step inside the House of Monsters! Hollywood concept artist Dawn Brown (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hunger Games) wants to develop a web series around her stop-motion animated short film from 2012, House of Monsters. Based on character designs from Warren Manser (Man of Steel, Thor), the web series will …

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