Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]

 Rich Howells

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

Organizers discuss their unlikely love for the genre and how this three-day event came together

hen interviewing Nico Nice and Rachelle Criscera, one can’t help but deviate from the subject at hand to talk at length about pivotal scenes in horror movies or relate experiences meeting the stars of those films or ardently compare similar movies in the genre. It comes with being a fan. Horror fans are a particularly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/30/14

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/30/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 12 best-selling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: FANtom Fest 2014 promo

Infect Scranton and the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear have passed, but there’s still one more horror movie convention coming to NEPA before Halloween. FANtom Fest is a brand new con to be held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton Oct. 3-5. As the name suggests, the event is tailor-made for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/23/14

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/23/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 12 best-selling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/16/14

The Top 12 DVDs in NEPA, 09/16/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 12 best-selling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

The annual Infect Scranton convention invaded the Backyard Ale House in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 5, offering a free autograph signing with Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Many fans came dressed up as zombies and other creatures of the night.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

Two very talented local photographers, Robb Malloy and Tammy Heid, sent NEPA Scene these fun photos from the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II convention at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, which ran Sept. 5-7. Celebrity guests pictured include Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th Parts 7-10,” “Hatchet”), Brad Loree […]

 Sara Pokorny

WWE’s ‘The Architect’ Seth Rollins is building a better bad guy

WWE’s ‘The Architect’ Seth Rollins is building a better bad guy

Mr. Money in the Bank set to appear at WWE Smackdown in Wilkes-Barre tomorrow

It was just scraping 24 hours since smashing his former teammate’s head into a pile of cinder blocks on live TV when we caught up with World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Seth Rollins on the phone, and the athlete hadn’t lost any sense of pride in his actions. “Things were heating up, but I kind of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch the first 5 minutes of Lifetime’s ‘Saved by the Bell’ movie

Lifetime movies aren’t exactly known for their real-life accuracy, so it’s appropriate that the channel’s upcoming film, “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” is based on Dustin “Screech” Diamond’s “Behind the Bell,” a book he admits was largely fabricated. The movie version, which supposedly tells the true story behind the popular NBC teen sitcom […]