Lin Shaye (well-known as Elise Rainier from the Insidious films) was recently honored as the Godmother of Horror. Also in this round-up: the teaser trailer for Jessica Cameron's Mania and release details for Wolfmen of Mars' upcoming album, Gamisu.

Lin Shaye Honored as Godmother of Horror: Press Release -- "(Philadelphia, Sunday May 10, 2015) - Wizard World, one of North America’s most diverse entertainment and events companies, named legendary actress Lin Shaye the “Godmother of Horror” at this weekend’s Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia.

Lin Shaye will next be seen reprising her role as Elise Rainier, the gifted psychic heroine, in the upcoming horror film INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3. In addition to the INSIDIOUS franchise, Shaye has appeared in more than 20 horror films including the classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and cult favorite SNAKES ON A PLANE.

“Honoring Lin Shaye as the Godmother of Horror was a no-brainer as we celebrate Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia this Mother's Day weekend," said Wizard World spokesman Jerry Milani. “Lin's legacy in films of all genres make her queen of the movie scene, and her unparalleled, haunting performances in so many movies, especially the INSIDIOUS franchise, make her the obvious and deserved choice for the Godmother of Horror Award.”

Of her role in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, Shaye says “I’m kind of the unlikely hero. I’m not the hot young guy or the gorgeous girl. I love the character, and so do the fans. I have a really youthful fan base, which is so much fun for me because I’m so old. I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life.”

Aaron Sagers, renowned horror and film enthusiast, officially presented Lin with the honor during a special Wizard World Presentation. Shaye provided fans with insider information on INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 and discussed her status as the rare older woman to defy industry stereotypes while staking her claim in the horror genre."




Jessica Cameron's Mania: Press Release -- "Director/Scream Queen Jessica Cameron has shared the first bit of footage from her sophomore directorial vehicle, titled MANIA . The teaser trailer can be viewed at the link below:

The plot of the film revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their home and travel cross country after a brutal murder. The movie stars Ellie Church ( Time to Kill, Headless) in the lead role of Mel.

Mania is scheduled to start the festival circuit later this year. Fans are encouraged to ask for it at their favorite festival.

MANIA was one of three features that were filmed simultaneously while traveling across the United States in an RV. Desolation was the other narrative feature, which is a modern hitch hiker tale in which Cameron stars along side Carlo Mendez (The Bay, The Second Coming of Christ). Kill the PA will be the feature length documentary that chronicles the making of both movies, giving the fans an eye opening, honest look into how indie films are made.

Cameron launched her directing career with the multiaward winning film Truth or Dare which went on to win 33 awards across the globe at various film festivals including the Twin Cities Film Festival, Frightfest London, and Monster Fest in Australia, amongst others. She reteamed with Truth or Dare cohorts Mem Ferda ( The Devil’s Double, Hyena ) and Jonathan Scott Higgins
( Utero ). Ferda produced, with Higgins and Cameron executive producing from a script by Higgins.

Here is what Cameron had to say about the teaser:

“I’m so excited to share this fun little tease from my feature MANIA. This is one of the sexiest films that I have seen in long time, and I know fans are going to love it as much as I do. This film is as naughty as Truth Or Dare is dirty.”

For additional information regarding the MANIA , please see the links below:





Wolfmen of Mars: Gamisu, the latest album from the Massachusetts-based band Wolfmen of Mars (originally formed in 2010), will be available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, etc. beginning June 2nd. Poisoned Mind Records will release Gamisu on vinyl this July, as well. Wolfmen of Mars wanted Gamisu to "sound like a soundtrack to a satanic giant monster movie." To learn more, visit:


Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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