Wednesday , 13 December 2017

The Dead Zone

R.I.P., Chainsaw, Poltergeist director, Tobe Hooper

Tobe Hooper, the hugely influential filmmaker behind the horror hits, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, had his lifeforce extinguished due to apparent natural causes on Saturday, August 26th at the age of 74, in Sherman Oaks, California. While those two films stand out as his best known and most successful works, Hooper had a prolific career in film and ... Read More »

George A. Romero, Father of the Dead, dies at 77

The world of horror has sadly lost one of its most legendary and influential artists. George A. Romero (the “A” standing for Awesome, actually, Andrew), director of the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead and its follow-ups, along with a number of other exemplary films, has died at the age of 77. While he may have been responsible for countless ... Read More »

R.I.P., Aliens, Titanic star, Bill Paxton

One of Hollywood’s most reliable and recognizable actors, Bill Paxton, has sadly passed away at the age of only 61. Bill died Saturday after suffering a stroke due to complications from heart surgery. The Texas-born actor was beloved by all who worked with him and by countless fans alike. The only man to take on the Terminator, Alien(s) and the Predator, ... Read More »

R.I.P., Carrie Fisher, forever Princess Leia

There’s been a great disturbance in the force. Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia Organa in the ongoing Star Wars franchise, died on Tuesday at the ago of 60. She had suffered cardiac arrest on a London to Los Angeles flight on Friday, but we were given some hope recently when it was said that she was in stable condition. Now ... Read More »

R.I.P., Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul

It is with a very heavy and bloody heart that we lament the passing of a true icon of horror, the legendary John Zacherle, aka, Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul. Zach died in his Upper West Side apartment in New York City on Thursday at the age of 98. Radio and TV host, DJ, actor, recording artist and all around super ... Read More »

R.I.P., Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore

The Gore 4 deeply laments the passing of one of horror’s greats, Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Godfather of Gore. He died early Monday, September 26 in his sleep at the age of 90 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Most sources list Lewis’ age at 87, but Something Weird Video, which releases many of his films, states that he celebrated his ... Read More »

R.I.P., young genre vet, Trek’s Anton Yelchin

The Gore 4 is extremely sad to report the sudden and tragic death of actor Anton Yelchin on Sunday, June 19th. The accomplished young film veteran died in a bizarre accident at his Los Angeles home where he was pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar and security fence. Yelchin was only 27. Probably best known for portraying ... Read More »

R.I.P., Joe Fleishaker, Troma’s biggest action star!

The Gore 4 was saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Joe Fleishaker. If the name doesn’t immediately jump right at out you, if you were a fan of the films from independent film company, Troma Entertainment, you surely saw Joe in some of their more beloved movies. Dubbed by Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman as “Troma’s biggest action ... Read More »

R.I.P. Cool, tough guy, George Kennedy

Legendary tough guy character actor George Kennedy has died at the age of 91, the Gore 4 is sad to report. Although he didn’t appear in many horror or other genre films, the Gore 4 admired him just the same for his plentiful other terrific performances in a great many number of memorable films. Indeed, while it is unusual for ... Read More »

R.I.P. Angus Scrimm, Phantasm’s Tall Man

Boyyyyyyyy!!!! The Gore 4 is very sad to report that Angus Scrimm, the horror icon best known for portraying the frightening “Tall Man” in the Phantasm franchise, has died at the age of 89. Don Coscarelli, Scrimm’s longtime director and friend, informed Entertainment Weekly, saying: “Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved one,” Coscarelli wrote, ... Read More »