Frankenstein 2011 Seeks Funding Through Social Networking.

Independent Filmmaker Ricardo Islas and his production team are taking advantage of the current social networking generation by funding their remake of the classic horror film Frankenstein. The team has already raised several thousand dollars by utilizing the indie fundraising website IndieGoGo. It’s called crowd funding, and it allows the audience to fund films with small donations. For a donation of only $10 you can get a DVD copy of the movie with a special introduction: a video taped message by one of our stars thanking contributors. It would be a unique edition that nobody else would have. And for a donation of $500 or more you would have the opportunity to be killed on camera by the Lovely Elizabeth. The scene would be edited and then added to the DVD as a special bonus feature. So, for a very small amount of money you can be a part of filmmaking history. To make a donation go to:
The production team is also taking advantage of social networks such as Facebook to help spread the word and ask for donations. Co producer Jeffrey A Swanson even built a complete flash website using the free social media platform called Wix. You can visit the new website at:
The lead roles are played by Adam Stephenson as Victor Frankenstein, Michelle Shields as Elizabeth and Tim Krueger as The Monster. Ricardo Islas has six horror movies out including Night Fangs, Lockout and The Day Of The Dead, many of which have been released through Warner Bros. For more info on Frankenstein 2011 go to:

Slam Bang Performed Live At The Thirsty Whale Reunion

Dark Star Records Recording Artist Slam Bang ripped it up at this years Thirsty Whale Reunion Party. The event was held on October 22nd and 23rd 2010. The band performed favorites like “Somebody New” as well as the theme song to the movie Jezebeth “She’s Calling Out Your Name” with special guest “Bob Slawek” on vocals. The reunion bash received a ton of press and caught the attention of former Chicago Sun Times Columnist Jim DeRogatis. Here is an excerpt from his blog: Last year, Tony “Shark” Labarbera, a fixture at the late, lamented heavy-metal roadhouse the Thirsty Whale, held a reunion for fans, friends, and former fixtures of the place to celebrate its hard-rocking legacy. It was a hit, and there’ll be an encore party this year starting at 6 this evening and 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Shark City, 2240 Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights, with two stages each night and an endless roster of bands including Enuff Z’nuff, 7th Heaven, Slam Bang, Cutlass, and Paradoxx. ~ Jim DeRogatis / Chicago Music Critic

Slam Bang is: Jeff Swan: Lead Vocals / Guitars, Bill Gingrich: Bass Guitar / Vocals, Frankie Lee: Guitars / Vocals, Bob Cozza: Drums

For more info on Slam Bang visit them at:

Slam Bang Official Facebook Page