Mott Community College

By Amy Mead

Steven J. Bejma's Tenebre Poster

Recently, on October 22nd, I was privileged enough to take part in a one night only screening of the most recent remaster effort by the geniuses over at Synapse Films, Dario Argento’s Tenebre. The bonus features are still being worked on and the finished product is expected to be released on Blu-ray in the early part of 2016.

Every time I watch a new Synapse remaster, I am blown away and it was no different with Tenebre. It was truly stunning. I was seriously taken aback by how good it looked and I am chomping at the bit to see what the bonus features might have in store for us.

I was so taken with the quality and clarity of Tenebre that when I got home from the screening that night, I had to throw in my old copy to see the difference and I was absolutely floored. I don’t know how these guys do it. Talk about talent and skill!! I have seen several of of the Synapse Film remaster efforts and I love them all. But this one? It is simply breathtaking. You really have to see it to believe it.

Synapse Films also has plans to restore two other Dario Argento films, Phenomena (aka Creepers) and Suspiria and I am beside myself with anticipation after seeing what they’ve done with Tenebre. I am now extremely eager to see what they do with these films. We will of course keep you up to date with the progress on those films and will share any updates as soon as we are made aware of them.

In addition to the screening there was an announcement made by The Flint Horror Collective’s Chris Ringler about the fate of the Flint Horror Con. Sadly, it is no more. HOWEVER, there will be new event taking place in 2016 called The Monster Marketplace and it will be a great place for Michigan area horror fans to find all sorts of one of a kind horror creations from many local, independent artists and vendors. Rumor has it there may even be a celebrity or two, so stay tuned for info on that.

Many thanks to Synapse Films, The Flint Horror Collective, Mott Community College, and Black and Gold Film Productions for making this one night only event a reality for us. I am thrilled to have been able to show my support and participate in an event such as this and honestly cannot thank them all enough for this experience. It’s not too often cool stuff happens on the horror front in Michigan. It was truly an honor and a privilege. Anyone who did not attend this event and had the means should be kicking themselves right now. Hard.

I give this remaster a 10/10 Psychotic American authors.

Synapse Films Restores Dario Argento’s Tenebre

Synapse Films Restores Dario Argento’s Tenebre

By Amy Mead

Steven J. Bejma's Tenebre Poster

Recently, on October 22nd, I was privileged enough to take part in a one night only screening of the most recent remaster effort by the geniuses over at Synapse Films, Dario Argento's Tenebre. The bonus features are still being worked on and the finished product is expected to be released on Blu-ray in the early part of 2016.

Every time I watch a new Synapse remaster, I am blown away and it was no different with Tenebre. It was truly stunning. I was seriously taken aback by how good it looked and I am chomping at the bit to see what the bonus features might have in store for us.

I was so taken with the quality and clarity of Tenebre that when I got home from the screening that night, I had to throw in my old copy to see the difference and I was absolutely floored. I don't know how these guys do it. Talk about talent and skill!! I have seen several of of the Synapse Film remaster efforts and I love them all. But this one? It is simply breathtaking. You really have to see it to believe it.

Synapse Films also has plans to restore two other Dario Argento films, Phenomena (aka Creepers) and Suspiria and I am beside myself with anticipation after seeing what they've done with Tenebre. I am now extremely eager to see what they do with these films. We will of course keep you up to date with the progress on those films and will share any updates as soon as we are made aware of them.

In addition to the screening there was an announcement made by The Flint Horror Collective's Chris Ringler about the fate of the Flint Horror Con. Sadly, it is no more. HOWEVER, there will be new event taking place in 2016 called The Monster Marketplace and it will be a great place for Michigan area horror fans to find all sorts of one of a kind horror creations from many local, independent artists and vendors. Rumor has it there may even be a celebrity or two, so stay tuned for info on that.

Many thanks to Synapse Films, The Flint Horror Collective, Mott Community College, and Black and Gold Film Productions for making this one night only event a reality for us. I am thrilled to have been able to show my support and participate in an event such as this and honestly cannot thank them all enough for this experience. It's not too often cool stuff happens on the horror front in Michigan. It was truly an honor and a privilege. Anyone who did not attend this event and had the means should be kicking themselves right now. Hard.

I give this remaster a 10/10 Psychotic American authors.

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Dario Argento’s Tenebre Restored

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Dario Argento’s Tenebre Restored

The Flint Horror Collective Presents: Synapse Films' Restored Dario Argento Masterpiece Tenebre

By Amy Mead

Michigan fans of Dario Argento's Tenebre will be thrilled to know that on Thursday, October 22, 2016, at Flint area's Mott Community College, there will be a one night only FREE screening of the remaster Synapse Films is currently working on, presented by The Flint Horror Collective (aka Flint Horror Con).

Synapse Films Black Logo

Though the film is still a couple of months away from its official release, (the film restoration has been completed but the bonus features and final presentation of the disc are still a work in progress) Synapse Films was gracious enough to entrust their project with the Flint Horror Collective and let them show the fans what they have done with the film in this exclusive one time event.

Tenebre is considered one of Argento's top films, and has long been thought of as a prime examples of the classic Italian giallo. Tenebre is a tense mystery that plenty of gore and a killer soundtrack by the one and only Goblin. Tenebre is one of the favorites among many giallo fans and this is a one night only opportunity that really should not be missed.

Flint Horror Con logo

When speaking with Chris Ringler with The Flint Horror Collective about this amazing free event, he had this to say:

"The film will be played from a Blu-ray, which will show how much work Synapse has done on the film. The film is still a few months from release so this is a huge honor for us to have Synapse trust us with the film and to allow us to show it before anyone else sees it.

The Flint Horror Collective will also be making a big announcement before the screening. We have been able to do the show thanks to Mott Community College and the support of the Black and Gold Film Club, who will be accepting donations for their programs. The Flint Horror Collective will also accept donations if anyone wants to help us keep creating fun and low cost events in the future.

We will also have a limited number of prints of Steven J Bejma's awesome TENEBRE poster for sale at the event for $5.

Steven J. Bejma's Tenebre Poster

Any money we can raise from this Free event will go back into our ghoulish coffers so we can continue to do more shows in the future.

Prints are 11"x17" on thick cardstock."

If you are an Argento fan and live anywhere near the area, there is absolutely no reason to miss this event. Not only is the screening a huge opportunity, it is absolutely free. So is parking, but for an awesome Halloween gift such as this, be sure to make a donation to let The Flint Horror Collective just how appreciative you are.

I, myself, plan on being in attendance and personally cannot freaking wait to see what Synapse has done with one of my favorite Argento films. Talk about a great way to celebrate the Halloween season. There's no way I would miss this. I have been eager to see this since Synapse first announced their plans to take on several of Argen,to's films and I have been looking forward to this event for weeks!

Let's show Synapse and Flint Horror Collective what we're made of and show some support for this event so that they can keep having them! Hope to see you there!

For everything you need to know on this exclusive, one time event, click here.

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