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M. Night Shyamalam
October Horror Movie Challenge
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Robert Tonner
Lucio Fulci
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
Joe Janes
Robert Breuler
the Living Dead
Lloyd Kaufmann
fay wray
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Wicker Park Press
Ron Howard
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mystery photo
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Minneapolis Zombies
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After Dark Originals
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50th birthday psycho
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Full Body of Horror
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Vic Theater
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Steven Yeun
Chloe Neill
star wars
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Portage Theater
They're Trying to Kill Me
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
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H. P. Lovecraft
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
evil dead
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brian kirst
Kill Me
Jonathan Abarbanel
Centerstage Chicago
james earl jones
GI Joe
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I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon
Horror Society
Rafael Nieves
Storytelling is in our Blood
matthew miller
Repeal Day
Guillermo del Toro
sparky bobby king
Horror Films
Manny Tamayo
Deathscribe 2011
Colin Johnson
Mother Nature
Dario Argento
Alan Arkin
corpse odor
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Ray Frenden
Wes Craven
wonder woman
Music Box Massacre
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Risen Poster

Direct download: WILDCLAW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm CST

2/10/14 The Valen-Spines Day Episode

February 10th - Josh Zagoren hosts Ele Matelan and Andrew Marchetti and they talk the usual. 

Direct download: WILDCLAW1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm CST

Brian, Michaela and Josh, chat about the theatrical and horror goings on in and around Chicago, and then proudly present DEATHSCRIBE 2011 part one.

Direct download: Clawcast1A_25Jun13.mp3
Category:Horror -- posted at: 4:33pm CST

Direct download: deathscribe2010part2.mp3
Category:DEATHSCRIBE 2010 -- posted at: 9:15am CST

Episode 19 WildClaw Blood Radio Deathscribe 2010 Part One


Direct download: Blood_Radio_Podcast_Deathscribe_2010_pt_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:15am CST

Panels & Screenings Schedule - C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - April 13-15, 2012

Oh I cannot wait for this one....

Date: Saturday, April 14
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: N427bc
Speakers: Charlaine Harris , Chloe Neill , Christina Henry , Gwen Reyes , Jeaniene Frost , Karina Cooper , Kerrelyn Sparks , Pamela Palmer
Be they fanged, furred, infernal, seraphic, or fey…beware the women of paranormal fiction…and their kick-ass heroines. Danger just might be these girls’ middle names. But no amount of bad guys can keep these ladies from doing what's right. Whether standing up for friends and family, or just plain kicking some ass, these girls don't shy away from a fight. Featured authors: Karina Cooper, Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, Christina Henry, Chloe Neill, Pamela Palmer, Kerrelyn Sparks.
Sci-Fi / Fantasy

And yet still more info:

Charlaine Harris And Other Writers To Appear At Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

February 28, 2012

#1 Bestselling Novelist Provides Literary Luster at Annual Pop Culture Event

Norwalk, CT, February 28, 2012:  Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author best known for her Southern Vampire Mysteries featuring Sookie Stackhouse, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  Ms. Harris’s enormously popular series is also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Providing literary luster at a convention that is brimming with artists, creators and other talent from all segments of the pop culture universe, Ms. Harris will be joined by other Featured Guest writers appearing at C2E2 including: Rachel Caine, Christina Henry, Mari Mancusi, Chloe Neill, and Veronica Wolff.  All of these authors, including Charlaine Harris, will be participating in panels and will do a signing at C2E2 where they will meet and greet thousands of fans.    
C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com
“Charlaine Harris and all these literary guests are a fantastic addition to our developing list of major talent who will be appearing at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “Their participation is further evidence that the pop culture world cuts across all entertainment boundaries and includes artists from every walk of life.  I know these writers will be well-received at our show and will find legions of fans anxious to hear them speak and meet them in person.”

About Spotlight Guest Charlaine Harris:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for thirty years. Charlaine began writing mystery series—the Aurora Teagarden series and the much darker Lily Bard series—but then went on to write Dead Until Dark which broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The Southern Vampire books are published in twenty languages. They are also the basis of True Blood, the HBO series produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and starring Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie.  Charlaine also writes the Harper Connelly series.

About Literary Featured Guests:

Rachel Caine is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, and Outcast Season novels, among many others. She grew up in the badlands outside of El Paso, Texas. General Sheridan famously said, "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell." Rachel's trying her best, with the Morganville series, to prove him right. (But still, she does lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Not Hell.)
Christina Henry is the author of the Black Wings series and enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Henry used to work in a comic book store and as a result, has boxes of bagged and boarded comics in her attic.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and son, and can be found on the web at www.christinahenry.net.
Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession—journalism—instead. Today she writes books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and dog Mesquite. You can find Mari online at www.bloodcovenvampires.com.
Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. Chloe is the author of the fan-favorite and The New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series. She watches entirely too much television, roots for her favorite college football team, and believes, however unlikely, that she’ll one day finish a half-marathon. You can learn about Chloe Neill and Chicago’s vampires at www.chloeneill.com.
Veronica Wolff, once an aspiring art historian, is an award-winning, bestselling author with a soft spot for kilts and vampires. Known for her Scottish historical romances, she now writes a young adult series called The Watchers as well as an adult contemporary romance series called Sierra Falls. She has lived everywhere from Texas, to Hawaii, to India, finally settling in Northern California where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a houseful of pets.  Her unmarketable skills include snowboarding, speaking Hindi, gardening, and knowing an alarming amount of pop-culture trivia.
Category:Chloe Neill -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

John Cusack To Appear At Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

March 19, 2012

Critically Acclaimed Actor to Preview Trailer for The Raven

Norwalk, CT, March 19, 2012: John Cusack, a Chicago native and one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, will appear at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Mr. Cusack will participate in a Q&A session on Sunday, April 15th and show a trailer for The Raven, his new movie from Relativity starring Mr. Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe. The independent period thriller, which will be released on April 27th, is directed by James McTiegue and tells the fictionalized account of the last days of Poe’s life in which the poet teams up with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a serial killer who uses Poe’s works as the basis for his murders. Mr. Cusack will also do a limited signing for 100 fans at C2E2.
“I am enormously pleased to share this news about John Cusack’s appearance at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “I count myself as a major fan and the fact that he is now coming to C2E2 where he will meet and greet thousands of fans, many of whom share my enthusiasm and admiration for his films, is a perfect highlight. His participation at C2E2 reinforces how great our event has become and I know his appearance will be a huge attraction.”
Some other guests who will be participating in signings or panels at C2E2 include: Neal Adams, Axel Alonso, John Barrowman, Anthony Daniels, Chris Hardwick, Charlaine Harris, Adam Hughes, Stephanie Izard, Tom Morello, and Joe Quesada, to name just a few!
C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center. For further information about other guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.
Category:chicago -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

Stars of The Walking Dead To Participate in Q & A with Fans; Followed by 3-Hour Signing!

Norwalk, CT, April 2, 2012:  Lauren Cohan, who plays the popular character Maggie Greene, the principal love interest of Glenn (Steven Yeun) in AMC’s The Walking Dead, will appear along with Yeun at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  Yeun’s appearance at C2E2 was recently announced (3/28) and Ms. Cohan’s appearance has just been confirmed by show organizers.  The two stars of the hit television series will appear at the pop culture convention on Saturday, April 14 where they will conduct a Q & A with fans followed by a free 3-hour signing.  
C2E2, which is organized by the creators of New York Comic Con (NYCC), will be held April 13 – 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  For further information about activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.  Other recently announced guests who will be appearing at the pop culture extravaganza include John Barrowman, John Cusack, Anthony Daniels, Josh Gates, Chris Hardwick, Charlaine Harris, Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Tom Morello, Chad Michael Murray, Anne Rice, Scott Snyder, and J Michael Straczynski among many others!  
“We were already pleased to announce Steven Yeun’s appearance on our Walking Dead panel at C2E2 last week, so this new addition is the icing on the cake,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan have enormous on-screen chemistry and I am sure this will translate into a great panel appearance for both of them.  On top of this, they are also making themselves available for an extended 3-hour signing which virtually assures that anyone who wants to get an autograph and to meet them personally will have the opportunity.  I know I can speak on behalf of thousands of fans when I say that we are enormously grateful to Steven and Lauren for giving us so much of their time!”

About Lauren Cohan:

In addition to her role as Maggie on The Walking Dead, Lauren is most recognized for her roles as Bela Talbot on Supernatural, Vivian Volkoff on Chuck, and Rose on The Vampire Diaries.  
Lauren was born in Philadelphia and lived in New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom.  She graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University.
Lauren then split her time and work between London and LA, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.

About Steven Yeun:

In addition to his starring role in The Walking Dead, Mr. Yeun has also recently starred in an episode of the television series Law & Order: Los Angeles and an episode of Warehouse 13.  Steven Yeun lived in Chicago where he performed with the Second City Theatre and understudied for the Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Kafka on the Shore.  In addition, he was part of several improvisational/sketch comedy groups including Stir Friday Night, Hands and Detective Detective.  Additional credits include The Big Bang Theory and the role of Chaz in the independent film My Name is Jerry.    Mr. Yeun currently lives in Los Angeles.
Category:Steven Yeun -- posted at: 1:25pm CST

'Nuff said. Enjoy.
Category:Neil Gaiman -- posted at: 12:10pm CST

Panels & Screenings Schedule - C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - April 13-15, 2012

Come see our panel yall!

It’s Alive! Alive! The Monster Mash-up of Creativity and Collaboration in Chicago’s Vital Horror Community

Date: Friday, April 13
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Variant Stage
Speakers: Adam Bartlett , Aly Renee Amidei , Bobby Sparky King , Brian Kirst , Dave Dorman , John Pata , Rafael Nieves
Collaborative art forms like Comics, Theatre, and Film require many artists coming together to bring a beast to life. Once the monster lives, it needs an audience to feed on in order to thrive. WildClaw Theatre’s mission is to bring the world of Horror to the Chicago Stage. In our five years, we have made some wonderful friends who share our love for all the things that go bump in the night. Learn from our collective successes and mistakes as a panel of professionals from comics, retail, film, theatre, and journalism discuss the creative collaborative process, marketing, and that special something that makes the horror community of Chicago a killer force that just won't die.
Category:C2E2 -- posted at: 11:29am CST