For Memorial Day Weekend, Hero Complex Gallery paid tribute to two of the pioneers of horror and cult cinema, Roger Corman and Joe Dante. It started with a double-feature event at the New Beverly Cinema on Friday evening and continued with The Kings of Cult pop-art tribute show on Saturday night that also featured original props from their classic films on display.

Daily Dead made it out for Saturday’s night festivities at the jam-packed Hero Complex Gallery show and brought back an extensive photo gallery featuring many of the posters and art installations celebrating Dante and Corman and their many films which have made them genre legends throughout the years.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.