If you wish to go to the current Fangoria site, you may click the top logo, "Home" or "News" links. Or click here.
Independent horrormeister Leif Jonker (pictured) splattered
onto the scene back in the late ’90s with his vampire epic DARKNESS. And he’s
still fighting the good fright, busy on new projects and also presenting a pair
of genre fests in his home state of Kansas.
One of the flicks he’s working on is a long-mooted follow-up
to his debut feature. “I’ve been approached by two companies about possibly
making DARKNESS 2, and we’re actively kicking that around to shoot next year,”
he tells Fango. “We’ve also been approached about doing an HD transfer of
DARKNESS for a Blu-ray to be released for the movie’s upcoming 20th anniversary,
and are trying to work those details out now.”
DARKNESS fans have a new piece of memorabilia to snap up: an
official T-shirt from the Rotten Cotton gang, with the design seen above and
available to order here. Beyond DARKNESS, Jonker has another project cooking: “I’ve been offered a job
directing a new zombie film that is currently in development, with plans to
also shoot next year.” Stay tuned for more details on that one as they come to light.
Jonker is also been showcasing classic horrors of the past
at his KS festivals. Currently running is the October at the OldTown Horror
Movie Festival, taking place at Wichita’s OldTown Theatre Grille (353 N. Mead). Attractions include the original
theatrical cut of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST, tonight at 7 and 10 p.m.,
followed by Lucio Fulci’s ZOMBIE, Monday-Tuesday, October 24-25, and Sam
Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 31-November 1; see a trailer below.
Look for details of the filmmaker’s second fest—which will host a new look at
an old classic, among others—at this site soon. DARKNESS will also be shown at
the Kansas City CreepFest on Saturday, Oct. 29; see more details on that show,
which also showcases Sean Tretta’s THE FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME (with star Tiffany
Shepis in attendance) and Patrick Rea’s NAILBITER, here.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT NEWS, CONTESTS, EVENTS AND MORE!
All contents © 2011 Fangoria Entertainment