How Taz Spent His Halloween Vacation..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

During Nowhere California’s coverage of the 2016 Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Convention, the guys from Nowhere crossed paths with a friend of con’s past and caught up with Taz.

The last time the team had crossed paths with Taz was at the 2014 Days of the Dead Convention, during the conventions Saturday morning cartoon screening and a friendship was formed through a alcohol charged commentary.

CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Cartoon Commentary With Taz (25:00)

Since that chance meeting, we have been looking for a chance to cross paths with Taz and that opportunity came at this year’s Los Angeles Comic Con. There wasn’t a cartoon screening to riff our way through, but Taz and I had a great conversation about his return to the states. Also, the conversation delves into Taz’s musical life and his work with the band “As Flesh Decays” (CLICK HERE for As Flesh Decays EP “SINISTER”)
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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Taz (12:18)

As with every convention, the people we meet are the highlights of every event and touching base with Taz was a definite highlight of the Los Angeles Comic Con. Thank you Taz for talking with us and, to everyone reading this, check out “As Flesh Decays” This level of death metal is perfect for any hardcore horror fan.

COMIC CON 2016- There Is A Witch In The Woods..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

It’s time to return to Burkittsville, but first we have to take a detour through the woods and take a look at one of the biggest cinema surprises in a very long time. As this year’s San Diego Comic Con becomes a memory, one of the event’s more shocking moments came from an unlikely source.

That was the teaser trailer for a movie known as “The Woods” and this movie could easily have been swept under the rug, but there were a few things that quickly stood out. First, the soundtrack and the tone that was set. “Every Breath You Take” is an iconic song, it’s a song that can have dozens of meaning and that depends on the listener. Also, the meaning could be taken to a different level by the performer and this interpretation was brought to a fitting level in the world of horror cinema.

The next aspect of this teaser trailer would lead the most wayward horror fan to see that there was going to be more to “The Woods” then just another camping trip and I’m talking about the critics comments, as the trailer begin you are quickly met with the glowing praise of this movie. The praise all says the same thing and it’s the start of something huge in the genre.

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Now, this brings us to the 2016 San Diego Comic Con and a special screening of “The Woods.” The reality of the screening was revealed before the projector even warmed up, leaving the select members of the media and a few lucky Comic Con attendees pleasantly surprised. As the screening’s guests waited to enter the theater, crew members took down the promotional posters and banners for “The Woods” to replace them with the real title of the movie.

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The long rumored return of the Blair Witch was a reality and it was kept off the radar of the normally spoiler fueled Hollywood. This movie was written by Simon Barrett and directed by Adam Wingard, both having blood on their hands from the V/H/S film series and modern horror classic “You’re Next”.

“Blair Witch” follows a group of college kids into the woods, as James wants to know what happened to his sister 20 years earlier and the group quickly realize the reality of this legend. As the screening proceeded and word spread, the internet was hit with a new trailer for this cult classic’s sequel.

As a fan of the original, I am excited to see the Blair Witch return and this new movie seems to stay faithful to the classic. The concept of found footage movies have become such a common place in cinema, that the scare factor has been erased and this movie looks to change that.

The critical praise seems to be legit and everyone should be ready to jump in their seats, when “BLAIR WITCH” comes to theaters September 16th

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Rob Zombie Returns With More Clown Business..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

We’ve seen the images and information has been scarce, but intriguing. The time has finally arrived and the horror world has its first taste of the next movie from the brilliantly twisted mind of Rob Zombie. There will be blood and grease paint, because here is the trailer for “31”

This film follows a group of carnival workers, as they are kidnapped by a group of sadistic clowns and forced into a psychotic game of survival known as “31”. The cast includes some Zombie regulars and some new faces to Rob’s movie world; such as Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Richard Brake. These are only a few names to this stellar cast and the world needs to be ready for intensity of Richard Brake’s “Doom-Head”, as Rob has dubbed Brake’s character as the next great horror villain.

I’ve been a fan of Rob Zombie’s music and movies for years, he is the only creative mind that can unleash this type of world without destroying the film’s proper story telling path. In the horror genre, there is a fine line between snuff and fluff, Rob has always balanced that line with a delicate precision.

Saban Films and Lionsgate will be working on the distribution of this film. All the games will begin September 16th on VOD and in selected theaters on October 21st.

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For More Information On “31” CLICK HERE

NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

Nowhere California Is Returning To The Days Of The Dead..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The Days of the Dead conventions were unleashed onto the world in July of 2011 with Indianapolis, IN serving as the first location. Since that debut event, the Days of the Dead crew have left their bloody marks across the country and have the continuing goal of presenting a convention “for fans, by fans.”

The Days of the Dead convention will be returning to the west coast in April, the guest list keeps building and this year’s event will spill some ink into the bloody mix, as this leg of the Days of Dead will present their first ever tattoo expo.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE DAYS OF THE DEAD OFFICIAL SITE

Days of the Dead was the first convention to give Nowhere California the opportunity to cover an event of this level, something that help build Nowhere California into the entity that it is now. Nowhere California are happy to announce that they will be returning to this year’s convention and covering Days of the Dead with the quality you have grown to expect out of Nowhere California.

In the upcoming weeks, leading to the convention, stay locked into this site and Nowhere California’s facebook page with special looks at the exciting events that are ahead.

 

The Ideal Freddy Krueger And Jason Vorhees Marathon..

(Philip Morgan.Staff Writer)

Happy Post Halloween everybody. On this day after, I would like to take the time to talk about my 2 favorite horror movie killers. That would be Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees.

Now any fan of the genre knows about these slasher Legends, I am a real big fan of both. I used to be able to enjoy the Nightmare Franchise and The Friday the 13th Franchise separately, but I haven’t really been able to do that since 2003. At that time all horror fans questions about what a movie starring these 2 horror icons got answered. That answer was Freddy vs Jason and the result was just pure horrific fun. Both icons were well presented in the film and it had something that satisfied fans of both franchises. In my opinion this movie was very well executed and came out at just the right time. I don’t think they could have done these two icons any justice if they tried to pair them up in the 90s. The movie had few scares, but it was real big on laughs.

The story moves along really well, all the way to the point where Freddy and Jason fight. There are 2 pretty good fights between the killers, one in the dream world and Jason actually does a good job of holding his own, until Freddy figures out what Jason’s fears and The tables are turned towards Freddy’s favor. Freddy’s momentum is short lived, until he gets pulled into reality and the trick used to kill him in previous movies, for example Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, is used. Now with Jason being awake and Freddy in the real world it is more of a fair fight, since Freddy’s powers are limited. I say limited because if he was completely powerless he would be either dead or at least just a normal 56 year old man.

If he was just some regular 56 year old, I don’t think he would have been able to perform some of the karate moves he pulled off during the fight with Jason in the real world. So either Freddy retained some of his supernatural powers or Freddy was a Judo expert before he met his original demise. Needless to say after these guys tear each other apart ultimately the fight ends in a draw. Fans argue about details, but I would say the overall fight was a tie. Any normal person could probably enjoy the franchises normally, either watch Jason when they feel like it or Freddy. For me on the other hand I can’t do that. Now that these franchises share continuity I have to watch these movies in a specific way. It would be real simple if Freddy and Jason had the same amount of movies between them, but as of today excluding Freddy Vs Jason, There are 8 Freddy films and 11 Jason films including their respective remakes. Now in all fairness, Freddy is in each one of his movies. Jason is only in 9 of his, so he still beats Freddy by 1. This isn’t overly complicated and there are many ways to get around this, if you happen to be anal like me. Let’s take a look at the movies individually along with their release dates.
JASON’S FILMS-
Friday the 13th May 9 1980
Friday the 13th Part 2 May 1 1981
Friday the 13th Part 3 August 13 1982 (See what they did there)
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter April 13 1984 (They did it again, Final Right.)
Friday the 13th Part 5 A New Beginning March 22 1985
Friday the 13th Part 6 Jason Lives August 1 1986
Friday the 13th Part 7 The New Blood May 13 1988 (They did it Again.)
Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhatten July 28 1989
Jason Goes to Hell the Final Friday August 13 1993 (They did it Again, Final Right.)
Jason X April 26 2002
Friday The 13th Remake February 13th 2009 (They couldn’t resist.)

FREDDY’S FILMS-
Nightmare On Elm Street November 16 1984
Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Freddy’s Revenge November 1 1985
Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors February 27 1987
Nightmare On Elm Street 4 Dream Master August 19 1988
Nightmare On Elm Street 5 Dream Child August 11 1989
Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare September 13th 1991 (Hey this isn’t Friday the 13th! Final Right.)
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare October 14th 1994
Nightmare on Elm Street Remake April 30th 2010

Now if you want to just go chronologically you can watch the movies like this. This is perfectly reasonable. After all this is the way they came out.
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday The 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th Part 5 A New Beginning
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Friday the 13th Part 6 Jason Lives
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 The Dream Warriors
Friday the 13th Part 7
Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhatten
Nightmare on Elm Street 5 Dream Child
Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare
Jason Goes to Hell The Final Friday
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Jason X
Friday The 13th Remake
Nightmare On Elm Street Remake

Your probably thinking where is Freddy Vs Jason. Okay here is the list with that included.

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday The 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th Part 5 A New Beginning
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Friday the 13th Part 6 Jason Lives
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 The Dream Warriors
Friday the 13th Part 7
Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan
Nightmare on Elm Street 5 Dream Child
Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare
Jason Goes to Hell The Final Friday
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Jason X
**Freddy Vs Jason**
Friday The 13th Remake
Nightmare On Elm Street Remake

There is another way to do it. If you ignore Friday the 13th Part 1 and Part 5, you eliminate the movies that didn’t include Jason. Unless you count his well-executed jump scare at the end of the first movie. Anyway you exclude those 2 you have 9 Jason Films to 8 Freddy Films and Jason is still beating him by one. We can jump the shark and include the Nightmare on Elm Street Series Freddy’s Nightmares that came out in 1988 and squeeze that in there to take the place of a movie. Even though it is an anthology series with Freddy as the Crypt keeper of the show, there are a few episodes where he is the focus and you would be perfectly even.

Friday The 13th 2
Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th 3
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
Nightmare on Elm Street 3
Friday the 13th 6 Jason Lives
Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Friday The 13th Part 7 Jason Lives
Nightmare on Elm Street 5
Friday the 13th Part 8
**Freddy’s Nightmares**
Jason Goes to Hell The Final Friday
Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare
Jason X
New Nightmare
Freddy vs Jason
Friday the 13th Remake
Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

There you go 9 Jason’s, 9 Freddy’s, and 1 movie where they both star. That could work, but who really wants to skip movies. Friday the 13th may not have Jason as the killer, but his entire origin is mentioned in that film and you really want to know what’s going on there. Friday the 13th Part 5, even though Jason is not the killer, the movie is fun to watch. There are things that they mention in this movie that makes me feel that this movie doesn’t take place in the same world as the others. For instance someone mentions that there is no possible way that the killer can be Jason because his body was cremated. That completely contradicts what happens in Friday the 13th Part 6, because he is buried and they are digging him up in order to cremate him, then the lightning brings him back to life just like the Frankenstein’s  Monster. I wouldn’t really recommend this method, but I think it is still a fun option.

Now the list below is the way I enjoy the Freddy and Jason Franchises. I do it this way in order to keep things more even. As you can see Jason gets 4 movies, 3 of which where he is the killer before Freddy even gets his first film and I let Freddy go through his first 3 films to even out the playing field so to speak. Then there are 2 Friday the 13th between Nightmare 3 and 4, because Jason is not the killer in number Friday 5 that is a copycat killer. Jason doesn’t officially return until Friday 6, so that makes it a bit even. Then from there it goes Freddy, Jason, Freddy, Jason, Freddy, Jason until each respective franchise ends. Even with the Freddy glove that popped up at the end of Jason Goes to hell, I never really considered it cannon, but just a joke. Freddy makes his return to the silver screen in Wes Craven’s A New Nightmare. This is a different depiction of Freddy, but it is still Freddy. Then Jason returns to his Franchise after a 9 year rest in Jason X or as Josh and I like to call it “Friday the 13th Part 10:Jason Takes The Cosmos”. This Jason gets an upgrade at the end of this film that kind of Mirror Freddy’s alteration in his Film. So both slashers were reinvented in a way. Then I watch the Nightmare Remake. I know that this came out after Friday’s Remake, but Jason just had a turn in Jason X so Freddy’s is up. Then I watch the Friday Remake, then I watch Freddy vs Jason. I feel both franchises should end with these Super Stars of Horror fighting. It’s the cherry on top of both properties. Also, I feel that Freddy needs to end with Robert England. Jackie is okay, but I don’t think he was quite up to the challenge of trying to fill Freddy’s Glove.

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th Part 4
Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Nightmare on Elm Street 3
Friday the 13th Part 5
Friday the 13th Part 6
Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Friday the 13th Part 7
Nightmare on Elm Street 5
Friday the 13th Part 8
Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare
Jason Goes to Hell The Final Friday
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Jason X
Nightmare On Elm Street Remake
Friday the 13th Remake
Freddy vs Jason

So there you have it folks. That is how I enjoy the Freddy and Jason movies. In the end it doesn’t really matter how these films are viewed what matters is that they are enjoyed. Now go and enjoy the rest of your post Halloween Night.

(Edits By Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)