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Frank Henenlotter joins NYC’s Forbidden Planet signing of “FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER”

The one and only Frank Henenlotter has been added to Forbidden Planet’s Fangoria Cover to Cover event this Thursday April 2nd at 6PM!

Come down and meet a ton amazing genre personalities or pre-order signed copies from our web-store. http://www.fpnyc.com/Fangoria-Cover-To-Cover-HC/9781587674501/Books

Sounds like a win win!

FRANK

Cult movie filmmaker Frank Henenlotter—the notorious director behind BASKET CASE, FRANKENHOOKER, BRAIN DAMAGE and BAD BIOLOGY—has joined the growing list of horror celebrities who have come onboard the New York City Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway near Union Square; [212] 473-1576) signing of FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER. The event will take place on Thursday, April 2nd (next week!) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Besides directing some of the wildest independent horror films of all time, Henenlotter won kudos for his archival work with distributor Something Weird and helming the much-praised documentaries HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE and THAT’S SEXPLOITATION! His latest film, a caper picture called CHASING BANKSY, debuts later this year.

Appearing with Henenlotter will be genre all-stars such as: splatter king Tom Savini; legendary FAMOUS MONSTERS cover artist Basil Gogos; Larry Fessenden (director of THE LAST WINTER, HABIT, WENDIGO); Debbie Rochon (actress, Fango columnist and former host of Sirius’ much-missed FANGORIA RADIO); and screenwriter and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (CARRIE and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, Broadway shows SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK and upcoming AMERICAN PSYCHO). In addition, staffers Tony Timpone, Thomas DeFeo, Michael Gingold, W.R. Mohalley and Ken Hanley will be on hand to sign as well. Copies of FANGORIA: COVER TO COVER will be available for purchase, but all autographs will be free, as they should be!

 

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Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather Of Gore @ Anthology Film Archives

I just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to everybody who came out this past Friday for the Bad Biology Blu-ray release party with Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed.  It was a total success with plenty smiles abound, but none bigger than mine.

Here’s a little taste of what you missed…

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But don’t fret you can show your love for Frank this coming weekend at the Anthology Film Archives by attending a screening of his newest project Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather Of Gore.  If you like Franks work, you’ll dig Herschell’s too.

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It’s all part of a Herschell Gordon Lewis retrospective which features not only the documentary, but also screenings of a bunch of his films!

Heres all the info…

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE

March 10 – March 13

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, literally hundreds of American filmmakers journeyed into the realm of Exploitation. There was money to be made then from cheap movies, and the result was a vast sea of no-budget flicks pushing either cars, monsters, killers, or supple skin. Very few of these films rose above the norm of the time, and far fewer actually tried to reinvent a seemingly fixed genre. Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman knew that staying ahead of the game was the best way to make a buck, and, thanks to the combination of their ambition and their skewed minds, they ended up blazing a trail for independent cinema that America hasn’t seen the likes of since.
To celebrate the release of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE, Anthology offers up a special program of rarely-screened H.G. Lewis films, which represent just a few of his absolutely madcap takes on Exploitation Cinema.
This program is presented with Something Weird Video. All descriptions are by Mike Hunchback (Freedom School Records). Special thanks to Mike Hunchback, Frank Henenlotter, Mike Vraney & Lisa Petrucci (Something Weird Video), and Eric Caidin (Hollywood Book and Poster Company).

On Friday, March 11, Frank Henenlotter and Joe Bob Briggs will be here to present the 7:00 screening of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

Upcoming Screenings

Try to make it out on Friday night at say high to Frank and Joe!

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Frank Henenlotter Signing Friday! T-Shirts revealed!

Less than 24 hours left before Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed grace Forbidden Planet with their presence.

Here’s a sneak peek at the limited edition Basket Case and Bad Biology shirts…

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Frank Henenlotter Signing @ Forbidden Planet 3/4/11

In celebration of Media Blasters’ release of Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology on Blu-ray, Forbidden Planet is proud to present an in-store event of epic proportions.  New York’s favorite exploitation horror director, Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage, the Basket Case trilogy) and Bad Biology star Anthony Sneed will be appearing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Friday March 4th at 7PM to meet fans, sign autographs, and enlighten us to the wonders of underground cinema.  To sweeten the deal there will be limited edition t-shirts specially made for this event and only available at Forbidden Planet.  Did somebody say surprise guests? Yes, I just did.  So make sure to come down to Forbidden Planet and show Frank and the crew some love!

One more time…

A Frank Henenlotter Celebration with surprise guests and limited edition merchandise.

Friday March 4th 7PM

@ Forbidden Planet NYC

840 Broadway Manhattan, NY

www.fpnyc.com

212 473 1576

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