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Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’t Look in the Basement. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, Doyle is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, Death Ward 13 is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through the House) and produced by the Readmond Company.

”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in Death Ward 13,” Doyle said. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”

“With Doyle’s horror punk background, we’ve always been looking for opportunities to have him cross over into film, but nothing has sparked his interest until now,” said Bruce Miyaki (Insane Management.) “Death Ward 13 is a great breakout film for Doyle—his fans are going to love it.” (more…)

It was the early ’90s. Seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as “alternative” or “post-punk” went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales—and the hunt began.

Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life. So what happened?

Verity is revealed in Underground Inc.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock, an upcoming documentary on the alternative punk and metal scene in the ’90s. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the ’90s, exposing viewers to a catalog of the era’s rarities and buried treasures, while reliving the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery. Underground Inc. will dig beneath the manufactured truth to explore what really happened, exploring a time unlike any other in the music industry. (more…)

Dakota Fanning, left, and Kristen Stewart are shown in a scene from "The Runaways."

Dakota Fanning, left, and Kristen Stewart are shown in a scene from “The Runaways.”

She’s a little runaway: An interview with filmmaker Floria Sigismondi

After establishing herself as an artist and music video director (her resume includes Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People,” among many others), Floria Sigismondi is making her feature film debut as the writer and director of The Runaways, the story of the 1970s all-girl rock band, starring Dakota Fanning as lead singer Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with Floria for a quick chat about the movie. (more…)

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From Horrorfind Weekend, Hunt Valley, MD.

As if starring in a remake one of the greatest horror films ever made wasn’t a daunting enough task, imagine taking on an iconic role originated by Jamie Lee Curtis. In writer-director Rob Zombie’s Halloween (in theaters Aug. 31, 2007), that weight fell on the shoulders of 18-year-old Scout Taylor-Compton. Live-Metal.net caught up with her during the annual Horrorfind Weekend in Hunt Valley, Md., where she was both a celebrity guest and a fan picking up some memorabilia of her own. (more…)