Corman, Dante, Feldman: Together again….for the first time.
Well it was a very exciting week, and I have some very fun and exciting news to announce today. So let’s get on with it. As some of you know I hosted the Chiller Eyegore awards at Universal studios Hollywood on Friday. In case you missed it the awards will be televised this year for the first time on the new Chiller Network. Look for the show through the month of October. As usual it was a great event and my family and friends all had an amazing time. The awards ceremony was fun. The highlights for me were…..Jamison Newlander (Alan Frog) escorting me down the red carpet, and then appearing with me live on stage. Jamison dressed in character and interrupted me during my opening speech with a stake in hand. What a great way to make the news of Lost Boys 3 official. The other highlights included watching Danielle Harris (who is a sweetheart) presenting Rob Zombie with the director of the year award, and the special award that was given to special effects make up legend Rick Baker. I was fortunate enough to be asked to present Rick with his award. Shockingly Rick stopped in the middle of his acceptance speech and said ” wow I can’t believe the little kid from Gremlins is now giving me an award” he then turned from the podium and said to me “I want to do a mold of your face, I want to do a Bella Lugosi mask on you”. Wow what an honor coming from the man who created the effects and Make up for (Thriller, An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, The Grinch, and Gremlins 2).
Speaking of Gremlins…..here comes the announcement part….after 18 years the legendary director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Twilight Zone, The Burbs, Pirannah, , and The Howling) and I are reteaming once again. This will mark the 3rd project I have done with Joe, the first since 1989’s The Burbs. It came as a shock to me when I received a call from Roger Cormans (Little shop of Horrors, Rock n Roll High School,Pirannah and hundreds more)office telling me that they were producing a new project that Joe would be directing and they both wanted me to head up the cast as the lead character. Now this will prove to be my 4th project together with Roger, previously we have done (Rock and Roll High School Forever, Stepmonster, and Born Bad) . Apparently this will be Joe’s 7th project with Roger. So the point is we have all worked together individually, but we have never teamed up together.
So the project we are doing is a very scary exciting one. This has all been top secret for some time now, and I am finally able to leak out some information. I cannot tell you everything as there are still some restrictions until next week. But heres what I can tell you. We are joined together by the power of Netflix. The project is titled “Splatter” and is being created for Netflix. This will be their first ever live streaming web series. Splatter will be a multi episode web series that will go live on the web on Halloween weekend. My characters name is Jonny Splatter. That is pretty much all I am allowed to say for now. There is one other very exciting piece of information though…..in light of Friday’s Chiller Eyegore awards ceremony, the folks at Netflix were kind enough to launch a teaser site of the new webseries as the show began. I will give you the website address so you can catch the first glimpse for yourself…..but before I do that I must give you a warning…….this is not for little kids. The material is graphic in nature, and parental discretion is strongly advised….this is a pretty shocking 30 second clip you will see. Please make sure you remove small children before reviewing this teaser. OK now that, that has been said, the address is …..www.netflix.com/splatter….. and remember it’s just a little Halloween fun!
In other news I did want to also mention that next weekend I will be making an appearance in Eerie Pennsylvania for the annual Eerie horror fest. I will be there on Saturday and Sunday. So if you live in the area come out and say hello. Now someone mentioned in the last comments that they were happy I was returning to the convention scene. Thank you. However please let me make it perfectly clear….since I put a self proclaimed ban on autograph shows and conventions of that nature I have not accepted a single offer to participate in a collector show for money. I still stand by that vow. I am appearing in Eerie for 3 reasons. 1. They asked me to come and be the guest of honor at the film festival where they will be doing a retrospective of my career, where I will do a Q and A with the audience. 2. I will be presenting a rare U.S. screening of “The Birthday” on the final day of the festival. 3. I will be signing autographs for a short period of time both days, but only in an effort to raise money for charity. I will not be paid or making a single cent for doing this signing. Any money spent by the fans to purchase an autograph will be given 100% to the Make a Wish foundation. There will be a regional Make a Wish representative there who will directly collect all monies received and deliver them to the charity which is aimed at making terminally ill children’s final wishes come true. I have worked with this organization since the mid 1980’s, and will always do whatever I can to help children, animals, and the environment. I hope to see some of you there.
Well I think that wraps it up for now. Keep checking back as there are lots more announcements and updates that will be coming on a regular basis for the remainder of this year as I am working on a lot of projects at the moment….and I love to keep you all posted on their developement. Enjoy Splatter! Until next time…..
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