Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone, Crimson Peak) has contributed two signed items, a copy of Pacific Rim and The Book of Life, to A Cause for Entertainment's auction to fight breast cancer. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Friday the 13th franchise enamel pins from Fright Rags, the list of short films at Fantastic Fest 2016, Dr. West: A Reanimated Parody sneak peek details, and info on the new poetry collection, As the Blade Cuts.
Guillermo del Toro-Signed Memorabilia at A Cause for Entertainment's Auction to Fight Breast Cancer: "Starting bid: $50.00
Oscar nominated Writer/Director Guillermo Del Toro, known for his work on Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, has generously donated a signed copy of his film Pacific Rim and his book “The Book of Life” to support the fight against breast cancer.
Auction starts: October 17th, 2016 12:00 am
Auction ends: November 6th, 2016 7:30 pm
Guillermo Del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil’s Backbone (2001), and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II (2002), the supernatural superhero film Hellboy (2004), its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim (2013).
In addition to his directing works, del Toro is a prolific producer, his producing works include acclaimed and/or successful films such as The Orphanage (2007), Julia’s Eyes(2010), Biutiful (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), and Mama (2013). He was originally chosen by Peter Jackson to direct The Hobbit films; he left the project due to production problems but was still credited as co-writer for his numerous contributions to the script.
Del Toro’s work is characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty. He has a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power. Del Toro is known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, the themes of Catholicism and celebrating imperfection, underworld and clockwork motifs, practical special effects, dominant amber lighting, and his frequent collaborations with actors Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, and Federico Luppi. He is also friends with fellow Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, collectively known as “The Three Amigos of Cinema.
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As the Blade Cuts Poetry Collection:Press Release: "Rutland, Vermont – 9/13/16 – The world of poetry is about to become more horrific. As The Blade Cuts, a collection of forty poems of horror is available for purchase on September 13th, 2016. Written by horror author Eric Kapitan, the book is available in both paperback and digital format on Amazon.
Coming out just in time for Halloween, the poetry found in the includes extreme horror elements. Kapitan describes his poetry as Exploitation Poetry because it deals with subjects that are considered taboo and at times offensive. As The Blade Cuts is Kapitan's second book.
“Author Eric Kapitan’s dark poetry is beautiful as it is terrifying. As the Blade Cuts is a perfect read for lovers of horror, gore, and all things Gothic. The words written in this book are not for the faint of heart, which is just one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. “ Said Melissa Ann-Owner and writer of Horrorgeeklife.com.
As The Blade Cuts is available to purchase in both paperback and digital format on Amazon. The paperback copy retails at $9.99 while the digital copy sells at $2.99. Eric Kapitan will be appearing on the internet radio show Vicki Drane speaks on September 14th at 7 pm eastern time. The show can be heard on Artist First Radio Network (http://www.artistfirst.com/drane.htm).
About Eric Kapitan
A huge horror fan, Eric Kapitan has always loved to tell stories in various formats. His first book Darkness: Poems of Extreme Horror was released October 2015. His favorite authors are Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee. Kapitan is also a big fan of the Phantasm film series. Keep up to date with Eric Kapitan and As The Blade Cuts on his official Facebook page.
Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.
The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).
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