SHORT ENDS – THE PASSING OF A GREAT CHARACTER ACTOR AND A MASTER OF GORY THRASH METAL

Character vet James Rebhorn has died at 65.  One of the most prolific actors of the ‘90s, his notable genre film roles include 1976’s THE YUM YUM GIRLS, the slasher flick HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE, SILKWOOD, CAT’S EYE, HEART OF MIDNIGHT, Michael Cimino’s DESPERATE HOURS, BASIC INSTINCT, WHITE SANDS, CARLITO’S WAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY, David Fincher’s THE GAME, THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH, Todd Haynes’ FAR FROM HEAVEN, the Macbeth re-imagining SCOTLAND, PA., Richard Kelly’s THE BOX and the miniseries remake of COMA.

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie, or Oderus Urungus, has died at the age of 50.  Here he is reading “Goodnight Moon.”

Ralph Bakshi has unearthed some previously-lost footage from his 1978 adaptation of LORD OF THE RINGS.

Alan Tudyk mentions the possibility of a TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL sequel at HorrorHound.rosemarysbaby

Our Trash Film Guru learns that COMMUNISM IS GOOD with a look at Ron Ormond’s insane IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO?

Poster arrives for the TV-movie version of ROSEMARY’S BABY.

The latest Rialto Report podcast features Rick Savage, who went from receiving a ballet scholarship to working with the Mitchell Brothers.

Video Junkie hits the floor for a GHOST DANCE.

Music video auteur Phil Mucci (Huntress’s “Zenith”) is profiled over at MySpace.

A day in the life of the BFI National Archive is more photos than text, but still worth a gander.

Just in case you want to, here’s how to make a controller based on the one in eXistenZ.

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