Friday, February 04, 2005

Cursed Werewolf First Look!

Is it just me, or does the Cursed werewolf on the cover of the latest Fangoria Magazine look like he should be in Cats the Musical, instead of a horror picture? I sure hope that he's just not photogetic and that's not what we'll see in the movie. I have a bad feeling about this movie, but I gotta have faith in Wes. I hope he knows something we don't, because there's alot of poor publicity surrounding this film.

Happy Birthday George Romero

Today, Feb 4th, is George Romero's 65th birthday. The man single handedly brought the zombie movie to the forefront of American horror with Night of the Living Dead and that movie along with it's sequels inspired almost every horror film since then. Romero is finishing up his Dead work with the eagerly anticipated Land of the Dead. Once again, Happy Birthday George.

Horror/SciFi DVD Releases for 2/07

Aloha, Scooby Doo!
Giant Robo Volume 3: The Day The Earth Stood Still
Highlander: Season Six, The Final Season
Las Vegas Serial Killer
Urban Evil

Big Release this week is Shark Tale, other than that, a pretty weak week for DVD.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Book of The Week: Dark Woods by Jay Kumar

I just love reading stories about Bigfoot. If you do too, then Dark Woods is one to pick up. It has alot of action and the book flies by at a clip. Jay Kumar has a good feel of the words as they are digested and understood easily and there's no technical jargon to gum up the works. This is strightforward storytelling. The characters are likeable and realistic and the creatures are Stan Winston ready. This a book that would cross the bridge to film easily enough and I think it would make an exciting one. Do yourself a favor and pick up Dark Woods by Jay Kumar. Then sit back, turn off the TV, and enjoy the ride. You know you hate that Gotti show anyway, I know I do! I give it **** out of *****.

Movie of The Week: Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm

Ah yes, what more can be said about Radu? He has been a good friend over the years, if not a bit underrated. The Subspecies series from Full Moon Entertainment has never failed to disappoint and I always include them when listing my favorite horror movies. This, the fourth and last(?) chapter fits right in with the others. The budget is low, however they do a nice job of lending an eerie atmosphere to the movie. The blood flows in rivers and Anders Hove does another impressive job as Radu. The acting is good for Full Moon as this was one of the last decent films made by the independent company. The good old days of decent low budget B-movies seem gone as you can tell if you've been unfortunate enough to see any of their current offerings (the latest Puppetmaster shown on SciFi with Corey Feldman will attest to that!). There are subtle nuances that make this series great. They were filmed in Romania and the setting plays huge in the feel of the movie. The film's score is to me one of the genre's best, adding to the atmosphere, and never overwhelming the scene. I can't imagine how Ted Nicolau directed these masterpieces and that afformentioned Puppetmaster debacle. The differences are amazing. Now if only full Moon would get off their asses and release the first three on DVD, then I'd be a happy camper. I just pray if they do a fifth installment, as it is rumored, it's not a piece of cheesy crap that totally disgraces the series like that other movie I keep mentioning! I give Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm **** out of *****.

Star Wars Episode III release date!

According to the official Star Wars site, the U.S. release date for the final installment is May 19. The title of the film will be Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of The Sith. Start standing in line.

RIP Franklin

Paul A. Partain, the actor best known for playing Franklin, the wheelchair bound dude in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre pass ed away over the weekend. He was 58 and lost a long fight with cancer. He made a living in sales after the movie but was said to always enjoy being recognized by fans of the film. Rest in Peace Paul.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Serenity Movie Wraps

The movie based on Fox's SciFi western Firefly has finished filming. The film is called Serenity and I think all the players from the short lived show are in it. It was directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show), and alot of buzz is circulating about it. I find it strange that money would be put into making a movie adapted from a series that barely made a blip in the ratings and was ultimately cancelled, but who am I? Now, a movie about Space: Above and Beyond wouldn't be such a bad thing in my book.

Cursed Gets a PG-13

Wes Craven's Cursed maybe just that! The film has been edited down to a PG-13 rather than an R, and I think most horror fans are P.O.'d. I know I am. A werewolf movie PG-13, give me a break. I know they did it for the money, but didn't Craven's little movie Scream make some serious dough? I guess Wes figures make the box office money with the teenagers and then maybe release the R version on DVD later. Of course that means horror lovers like me are going to wait for the DVD to come out before I see it.

White Noise 2

Gold Circle Films is reportedly going ahead with plans for a White Noise sequel. The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) film has made over 50 million since it's release and is getting decent reviews from around the country. Up next for GCF though, is a horror movie titled Slither. It's to begin filming on February 8th in Vancouver.

Uwe Boll Does It Again

Well, for the second straight time, Uwe Boll sent the horror movie genre back a few dozen years with Alone in the Dark opening up a virtually nonexistant 14th over the weekend. The film took in only 2.5 million dollars, only half of what House of the Dead made it's opening weekend! I mean come on, I appreciate this guy's passion for wanting to bring good horror games to the big screen, but someone get the camera out of his hands! In a day and age where horror is finally being recognized as a money maker in cinema, this guy manages to make everyone forget that. He must have pictures of someone in a compromising position, because how can he still be getting work? Up next for the CrapMaster is Bloodrayne and Hunter: The Reckoning.