Cinefantastique Web Surfing 02/15/08

YOU CAN KEEP A SOULLESS CORPSE DOWN: Apropos of the release of DIARY OF THE DEAD, The National Post offers a brief history of the zombie film.

THE HORRORS OF CORNISH MOVIE-MAKING: The BBC profiles horror film fanatic Richard Driscoll, who has converted his Cornish farm into a low-rent film studio, who debut production is THE HOUSE OF FEAR.

BLACKOUT FILMING HORROR: The Times Ledger profiels Carl Paoline, a make-up and effects artist (who provided puppets for MTV’s CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH), making his directorial debut with THE SICKNESS, a low-budget horror film about lab technicians dealing with a dangerous chemical spill.  is currently shopping to distributors, bypassing the festival route of most first-timers.

TV4 GROUP, CANAL DIGITAL IN NEW NORDIC DISTRIBUTION DEAL: Worldscreen.Com reports on the deal that will provide Swedish subscriber access to TV4 Science Fiction, which will launch on February 29.

HAIR TODAY: In a rather amusingly goofy profile for MTV.Com, Samuel L. Jackson explains the rationals behind his hair styles in JUMPER and other films.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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