Filmed here in Decatur, Ga. Horror Hotel the webseries, is certainly gaining momentum. Haven’t heard of Horror Hotel Atlanta folks? Well let me give you some background on the series and check out their first episode below. They currently have 6 episodes completed. Watch them all at http://horrorhotelwebseries.com or on Youtube.
Ricky Hess is the creator and producer of Horror Hotel.
His extensive experience working with latex polymers profes- sionally formed the background for his makeup effects artistry used in a number of independent films in the Atlanta area. He is an award winning costume designer as well . Being a true geek at heart, he grew up on Science fiction movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, and shows like Star Trek and Twilight Zone.
“ The Horror Hotel webseries is an antholog series with a complete story in each episode. Something you don’t get with most webseries” says Ricky. ”Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock were big inspirations for the stories. The series has varying stories that span multiple genera’s including science fiction, horror, thriller, and suspense. Like Hitchcock, there will be moments of comedy and drama for added entertainment. The goal of Horror Hotel is to bring a fun experience to the audience. Different film makers, styles, and stories means you never know what the Horror Hotel will bring next!”
STZ Media and Entertainment officially opened Studio Z in Tucker, Ga. last week. The following is the press release and interview with the owners Stan Bowman and Charles Pinckney from The Dekalb county Champion newspaper.
Posted by Carla Parker on September 27, 2013 In March, Stan Bowman, 48, was laid off his job as an engineer for AT&T.
On Sept. 21, Bowman and his business partner Charles C. Pinckney hosted a grand opening
for their new production studio Studio Z, in Tucker. Studio Z is a 3,835-
square-foot facility located at 2040 Steel Drive off Lawrenceville Highway.
The studio can be rented and offers a photography studio, classroom, break room and production
facilities for video and commercial shoots. With production studio space in high demand in the metro
Atlanta area, Bowman and Pinckney
chose to open the location based on Tucker’s interstate access, business network and
the continued growth of the community.
Bowman, who is known around Atlanta and in the entertainment world as “Stan the Zombie,” said
the community ofTucker has been very welcoming.
“I’ve met some of the other small business owners and some of the members of the DeKalb Chamber of
Commerce,” he said. “Tucker is a lot better than I thought. There seems to be a lot of community spirit here.
I’ve had nothing but a positive experience here.”
From left, Stan Bowman and Charles C. Pinckney hosted a grand opening for their new production studio,
Studio Z, in Tucker. Photo by Carla Parker
Bowman has been performing as Stan the Zombie since he was 17 years old. He is known as one of the best
zombie characters in Atlanta and has won a lot of awards for his act, including an award from the
Days of the Dead Atlanta.
He has performed at the annual Dragon Con convention in Atlanta and has been featured on independent shows and commercials,including a commercial for MARTA. He said when he realized that his job at AT&T
was coming to an end he decided to do Stan the Zombie full time and start working on getting a studio.
“I decided not to pursue another career in engineering and go after art full time,” he said. “I started photography
seven years ago and acting three years ago. I got a severance package from AT&T, paid off most of my
debt and poured a lot of the money into the studio and started this venture.”
Bowman began looking for studio space in April and came across the empty suite that is surrounded by
“I saw this place, came by and looked at it and said we can make this work,” he said. “This will be a good start.”
Pinckney, who owns a photography business, said when he met Bowman six years ago he saw a lot of potential
“He had just started out doing Stan the Zombie full time and I saw a lot of potential in him becoming quite popular
in the public eye and hopefully famous,” Pinckney said.
Bowman and Pinckney began making plans for Studio Z two years ago.
“[The studio] came into fruition this year and we started building it in June,” Pinckney said. “We put a lot of blood,
sweat and tears into this place and here it is our grand opening.”
The grand opening included a tour of the studio and a party where some of Bowman’s friends and associates
dressed up as zombies.
Bowman said he will start preproduction this month on Stan the Zombie the Movie. If the movie is
successful Bowman will use some of the capital from the movie to open a second studio.
“[Studio Z] is like a starter home,” he said. “We’ll gauge it and see how we do here and if we really do well with
the movie we would like to open a second studio and build that one from the ground up.
What are your plans this weekend? Are they TWISTED?
The Twisted Fears convention has officially arrived in Atlanta! Tonight Thursday, the 26th, They’re having their meet and greet pre-party. BUT tomorrow is the start of the con.
In case you haven’t heard, Twisted Fears will be at the Perimeter Center Marriott hotel.(link below) from Sept. 27th-29th. Have you made your reservations yet? No? Well take a look at their international celebrity guest list. The eerie event also will celebrate the worldwide re-launch of Gorezone, the even more splattery sister magazine of Fangoria. Needless to say, ATLRetro couldn’t help but declare con organizer Jeremy MorrisKool Kat of the Week to find out all the deadly details.
Timed perfectly with the start of the Halloween season( YEAH!) Twisted Fears has put together a great convention for Atlanta’s horror crowd. Below are some excerpst taken from a recent interview with the con’s founder, Jeremy Morris. Thanks to Retro Atlanta for the interview.
“Twisted Fears was formed a year ago by my twisted imagination. I have been in the convention scene nearly 20 years. I have met a lot of great people along the way. The true reasoning of the creation of Twisted Fears was a part of my true love of the horror genre. I have lived in Atlanta all of my life and I felt it was time to do a show with a twist, something different than what fans may be accustomed too. As a long-time fan of this convention scene, I have always wished to see more international guests at shows because there are a lot of films [that are] forgotten. I chose to bring in guests that you may have not seen in a long time or possibly never, which gives the fans a fresh new roster of celebrities.”
“We have a lot of panels, events, night-time parties scheduled. The signature event is the first of it’s kind, our own Twisted Feast Dinner Party, with a very intimate setting for all fans to have a quiet dinner with all of the guests in attendance. This is a chance to truly have an experience of meeting the guests like no other.”
With only 1 week before the beginning of season 5 , Vampire Diaries fans around the world are in for a treat. Each season, The Vampire Diaries turns up the heat! So prepare yourselves. The new season begins October 3rd.
Still filmed in and around the Atlanta area, The Vampire Diaries continues to excite millions of die hard fans. This year of course, is no exception! Check out the pics and trailers below for a glimpse into season 5!
Ok werewolf fans, MTV’s Teen Wolf season 1 was a big hit with 1.7 million viewers tuning in each week so here comes season 2! Teen Wolf has begun its second season and it’s off to a great start! Below is a synopsis of the show including the cast and a few pics. Check back with us regularly as we follow Teen Wolf through it’s new season!
MTV’s “Teen Wolf” is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core, making it a fresh and different take on the iconic movie. The hour-long 12-episode series will debut on June 5, immediately following the MTV Movie Awards at 11/10c, and will air regularly on Monday nights at 10/9c, beginning June 6.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 1, 2011) – MTV announced today that production has begun in Atlanta on the second season of its critically acclaimed series “Teen Wolf.” The fictional Beacon Hills will also have four new faces, with Michael Hogan, Stephen Lunsford, Daniel Sharman and a yet-to-be-cast female character joining the show. All first season series regulars, including Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes, will be reprising their roles. The highly anticipated second season of this young, sexy reinvention of the classic werewolf tale will return Summer 2012 on MTV.
Ga. 20 near Atlanta Motor Speedway is closed for filming of “The Walking Dead”
Calling all Zombists! The Walking Dead season 2 has just begun filming out near the Atlanta Motor Speedway! Of course for us Atlanta drivers, that means detours if you head out that way. This season we will be bringing you photos from the set along with interviews from the cast! So stay up to date with your favorite zombie TV series and check back with us regularly!
Official Press Release:
AMC released today a ‘first look’ photo from season two of its critically acclaimed original drama, “The Walking Dead,” currently in production in the greater Atlanta area. The hit series’ second season includes 13 episodes, and premieres this fall.
Executive Producer/Writer/Director Frank Darabont says, “At this moment, I’m standing on a stretch of post-apocalypse interstate in Georgia, littered with abandoned cars and blessing my good luck to be reunited with our amazing cast, and our fantastic directors and crew. Across the board, there are none better. It’s great to be shooting again. I think we’ve embarked on a great season.”
Here’s another press release on the Walking Dead in Atlanta!
Zombie Outbreak Hits Cobb
‘Walking Dead’ Filming
John Spink, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Posted: 11:20 am EDT June 13, 2011Updated: 2:13 pm EDT June 13, 2011
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County residents were confronted with a zombie outbreak Monday morning. Zombie Drama Stops Traffic The AMC hit drama “The Walking Dead” was filming on Riverwood Parkway, which was closed for several hours during filming.Last week, the show’s filming shut down a Hampton highway for five days. Some residents complained of backups, while others said filming is worth the economic impact — which is estimated at $2.1 billion in Georgia.Cobb residents were warned that the zombie mayhem was heading to their county. Message boards were set up on Cobb Galleria Parkway. Cobb police said traffic delays could be brought by zombies and simulated gunfire.“Dead,” which is headed into its second season, follows a group of people trying to survive in the wake of a zombie epidemic.
Some residents got in on the action. Fans had a chance to speak with one of the show’s actors. One woman was excited to watch her daughter, who was cast as a zombie.“It’s amazing. For people who life on the east coast, it’s like getting to have the west coast over here. It’s giving them opportunities,” Zandra Wehunt told Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge.The show’s publicist told Sbarge about 160 people are working on the production, and most are from Atlanta.
Here’s a new vid…a first look at season two! Check them out at amctv.com
Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?
That’s the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.” And while it’s no joke, CDC officials say it’s all about emergency preparation.
“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for,” the posting reads. “Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.”
The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for “flesh-eating zombies” much like how they appeared in Hollywood hits like “Night of the Living Dead” and video games like Resident Evil. Perhaps surprisingly, the same steps you’d take in preparation for an onslaught of ravenous monsters are similar
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