RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP Executive Producer, Tom Van Dell fills us in on the composers he has lined up for the forthcoming movie. Award Winning composer Rodney Whittenberg (who supplied the score for 2002's insect shocker INFESTED) and Tony McAnany (who created music for the Oliver Stone hit: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY) will be composing a creepy soundscape for the big RETURN. Digital Effects editing is going full steam ahead with a likely Spring 2005 completion. And director Robert Hiltzik will soon be going overseas to make use of some new digital technology to incorporate.
Over a year before the debut of SLEEPAWAY CAMP 2: UNHAPPY CAMPERS, a unique little horror/comedy movie called DEADTIME STORIES assaulted movie theaters everywhere. DEADTIME features creepy Make-Up FX work by ED FRENCH, the talented artist who did all the make-up FX work on the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP. But this twisted tale has another similarity to the SLEEPAWAY CAMP series.
Of particular interest to fans of SLEEPAWAY CAMP 2: UNHAPPY CAMPERS, DEADTIME contained a sequence very similar to the "abandoned cabin" scene. Not only was our killer a homicidal female (named Goldi Lox) but she also kept decomposing corpses stored in an old "abandoned" house. I encourage fans of SLEEPAWAY 2 to check out DEADTIME, if you haven't already seen it, as the tone in the "Goldi Lox" tale has some cool similarities.
After I tracked down Jeffrey S. Delaman (the director of DEADTIME) and worked with him to get a DVD release going for the film, I had him put me in touch with Goldi Lox herself: Cathryn De Prume. Cathryn filled me in on everything from DEADTIME to what she is doing now. Then I did a phone interview with her so all the DEADTIME fans could read up on what she's been up to. I sent the interview over to the cool cats at ICONSOFFRIGHT.COM who were pleased to feature it for their interview craving horror fans.
CLICK HERE to check it out!
JONATHAN "Ricky" TIERSTEN's band TEN TIERS to be part of LIVE WEBCAST on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18.
Check them out Thursday on WWW.ROCKDENVER.COM
For more info on how to view the webcast, please visit the above mentioned website and be sure to Rock online with Ricky!
Today we have some photos of Jonathan "Ricky" Tiersten making a cameo in the forthcoming independent comedy: ADVENTURES OF GETTING OVER THE GIRL. Jonathan plays "REVEREND RICKY" in the movie which revolves around 3 guys on their journey of getting over the loss of their girlfriends. (thanks to Tony at: Quite Bitter)
...Also check out a few pics fromHORRORFIND WEEKEND. Jonathan poses with the almighty Box Set and takes a few snaps with THE FOG'S Adrienne Barbeau and the WISHMASTER himself, Andrew Divoff:
"RICKY" IN ARIZONA FOR HALLOWEEN BASH!
Jonathan Tiersten ("Ricky" from Sleepaway Camp) will be making an appearance at the Quite Bitter Halloween Bash! Taking place at "The Sets" located in Tempe Arizona on the south east corner of Southern and Mill ave. He will be there from 7:00pm till 2:00am mingling with the fans and hangin out. This takes place on Friday October 29th. $5.00 to get in. And its 18 and up unless with parents. If you're in the area, come Camp with Ricky!
Today we have a Major TREAT for all my fellow campers, just in time for Halloween! It's your Exclusive First Look at STILLS from the forthcoming RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP!!! FEAST your EYES right here and enjoy!
Check out the retrospective new Felissa Rose Interview that just launched over at WWW.ICONSOFFRIGHT.COM Felissa takes us through her career with lots of hot pics, fun facts, and "Angela, Angela, Angela!" Also in ICONS September line-up is a cool interview with UNCLE CREEPY from the forthcoming HORROR CHANNEL where he discusses the channel that is ready to give fans of the genre what they want around the clock.
Get your RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP PLOT On right here!
"Angela" Celebrates the new CD release of metal monsters FREAK13...
The character Angela from Sleepaway Camp did not have much to say in the infamous film. But Felissa Rose, the talented and beautiful actress who played the character, cannot contain her excitement about the (double) debut cd FEAR NO EVIL, from Texas-based metal band FREAK13.
"Finally a band really gets putting horror and metal together. They are just an amazing band," Rose said at their July 31 cd release party in Beaumont, TX.
"One of the two discs in this set is all based in horror so we thought if we were going to do a cd release party it was only right to bring out some of the horror icons we grew up with," said band leader Chester Moore.
"Not only did we get the awesome Felissa Rose, but we got Jason (CJ Graham) as well as Lar Park Lincoln, "Tina" from Friday the 13th 7: The New Blood."
"It was awesome having them come out to celebrate our release and party with us in the Lone Star State," he added. The band also got a special bonus as Ed Neal, the hitchhiker from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, showed up to help celebrate the event after Felissa told him of it.
"Looking over and seeing that guy there was mind-blowing. We are all huge Texas Chainsaw Massacre fans. It made the weekend even more exciting," said FREAK13 co-vocalist Raven.
FREAK13's first single from FEAR NO EVIL, "Crystal Lake" is tearing up the Soundlick Internet charts, peaking at number two and it has stayed in the top 10 for three weeks.
"There are 1,100 metal bands on that chart and a quite a few are signed. It's awesome to know we're getting that kind of support because we believe in this music unconditionally," Moore said.
The band plan to release the single for "Angela", the Sleepaway Camp based song later this fall. To download "Crystal Lake" or to buy FEAR NO EVIL, go to www.freak13.net.
FEAR NO EVIL is a double cd package featuring 20 new studio songs from FREAK13 as well as three bonus tracks.
Disc one, Beneath the Skin, contains the following tracks: Bitter End, New Orleans, The Demon In Me, October Sin, Jackal's Daughter, The Raven, Will-O-Wisp, Bragg Road, Texas Power Trip.
*Bonus Tracks: Broken Circle, Black Widow
Disc two, Drive-In Massacre, is based all on horror movies with songs about films ranging from Friday the 13th to the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The tracklisting is as follows: Blackwater, Believe In me, Crystal Lake, Rodan, Scream Queen, The Hills Have Eyes, Curse of Thorn, Angela, Paint Me Red, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things.
*Bonus Track: Jack-O-Lantern
Catch a sneak-peek of Desiree "AUNT MARTHA" Gould's acting return in the upcoming thriller UNDER SURVEILLANCE on WWW.HORROR-ASYLUM.COM. Director Dave Campfield has just done an interview with the cool horror site and sent them an exclusive clip of the movie to go along with it. Check it out HERE!!
We have a few SLEEPAWAY Cast member updates today and a look at a very cool new horror website.
Loris "Billy" Sallahain reports that he will be making a celluoild comeback in a new independent film that wraps in August... He has been getting great reviews for his latest stage performance in: "The Lower Depths" and continues to keep pursuing the acting RETURN. Yep, that's "Billy" in the photo on your left wearing the brown vest in a still from "The Lower Depths."
Daryl "Riff" Wilcher is also working on a new Independent Film. It's called ZOMBEAK and it's a horror/slasher satire in which he plays the ruthless leader of an evil cult named "Leviathan." If you thought "Riff" was a bad-ass, wait until you see Leviathan in action! Below are a few exclusive pics from on the set courtesy of Daryl.
And we recommend you check out the great new horror website: ICONS OF FRIGHT which focuses on people who work or have worked in the genre and their contributions to the world of horror movies. New interviews on the site include: BETSY PALMER (Jason's Mother in the original FRIDAY THE 13TH)...and Sleepaway Camper JEFF HAYES on the evolution of RTSC with a few new on-set photos! The site also offers a great section on meeting horror personalities at conventions. Check it out! WWW.ICONSOFFRIGHT.COM
ATTENTION: SLEEPAWAY FANS in TEXAS
Catch a FELISSA "Angela" ROSE appearance at the CD Release party for Metal Monsters: FREAK13 on Saturday, July 31. The band features a song on their new disc called "Angela" based upon a character from SLEEPAWAY CAMP that you all know and love. If you're gonna be in TX with some time to KILL, go catch up with FREAK13 and some horror movie icons! Here's the press release: The Monster Metal Kings FREAK13 have announced Sat. July 31 as the release date from their new double studio cd FEAR NO EVIL. To celebrate the release, they have teamed up with Jason Voorhees himself, CJ Graham, from Friday the 13th: Jason Lives. "One of the two discs in this set is all based in horror so we thought if we were going to do a cd release party it was only right to bring out some of the horror icons we grew up with," said Chester Moore.
"We've got Jason (CJ Graham) as well as two of the coolest and most beautiful horror characters to ever hit the screen, Felissa Rose, Angela from Sleepaway Camp and Lar Park Lincoln, Tina from Friday the 13th 7: The New Blood. This is going to be an awesome show," he added. Guitarist Scott Lackey said the band will be bringing back their big stage show and are tighter than ever in the musical department. "We're coming to kill and are bringing two of the best bands in Texas to play with us, Fung Shui and Undue." Horror fans will be able to get autographs and pictures taken with the celebs and take part in a panel discussion about the films. For more information, go to >www.freak13.net.
WHO KILLED KENNY???
CHEF DID IT!!!... or did he?
Check out ISAAC HAYES' transition from animated CHEF to the real deal!
RONNIE MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT!
As mentioned previously, Paul "Ronnie" DeAngelo is working on post-production for his directorial debut: DESTINATION FAME. The flick was not only directed by your favorite man in the red jogging suit but was also written by him as well...and he has a cool role in it too! Move over Mel Gibson! Ronnie's takin' over! It's the heartfelt tale of kids trying to make it in the tough music industry. Fellow Camper: Felissa Rose has a role in the film as the mother of the main character (played by American Idol's A.J. Gil) and Webmaster Jeff did some publicist work for the upcoming film.
You can check out a bunch of stills from the movie and get a more detailed synopsis HERE!!! Check it out!! ...And yes, I know you are waiting for more RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY pics... have no FEAR, there's more to come...soon...
UNCUT SLEEPAWAY CAMP Coming To Region 2 DVD!!!
Yep Campers, it's official, SLEEPAWAY CAMP will be coming out UNCUT on Region 2 DVD this year!! Robert Hiltzik and Jeff Hayes have worked with Anchor Bay UK to get the uncut release of SLEEPAWAY CAMP available on DVD. Hopefully a US re-release will follow in the future, but in the meantime all the campers in Region 2 will be able to see the uncut masterpiece that started it all. Check it out over at www.anchorbay.co.uk/perl/search.pl?CO=ABD4312!
SLEEPAWAY FANS in the LA area may want to get over to the VIRGIN MEGASTORE on SUNSET BLVD tomorrow- FRIDAY THE 13th! Felissa "Angela" Rose will be there to meet happy campers and to promote the release of a new scream-queen documentary she stars in! It's called SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT and it will be available on DVD tomorrow!
The world's very first sneak preview of: RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP was kicked off at FANGORIA'S WEEKEND OF HORRORS on Jan 10, 2004. The room was packed to capacity and we want to thank all the fans who came to show their love for SLEEPAWAY and excitement for the next chapter! For all the Campers around the world who couldn't make it, we have a look at this amazing event RIGHT HERE!!! Enjoy!
FANGORIA'S WEEKEND OF HORRORS is right around the corner...and rumor has it that this may be the world's FIRST SNEAK PEEK at RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP!! Director ROBERT HILTZIK has confirmed that he will be there for the stage panel... So come join Robert, Paul, Felissa, and Jeff for some on-stage camping and the latest dirt on the eagerly awaited RETURN!