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In 1972, Bruce Campbell appeared in a short film directed by school chum Josh Becker. Becker would go on to work on all the Evil Dead movies with Campbell and Sam Raimi, as well as writing/directing movies like Lunatics: A Love Story and Stryker's War.
But at the age of 14, Bruce Campbell appeared in Becker's first short film, "Oedipus Rex." Based on the Greek tragedy, the short was shot on a lunch break at school (evident by the chalkboard title cards and the auditorium background). It is a silent film, and is pretty much what you would expect a 14-year-old to shoot during his lunch period.
Oedipus Rex (1972)
- Alyse Wax
Monster House director Gill Kenan is set to helm the remake of the classic Steven Spielberg and Toby Hooper horror film Poltergeist. I'm not a big fan of this movie getting the remake treatment, but I hope it turns out ok. I don't see how it will be better than the original.
Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting, we have our first story details on the movie. Here's what they reveal:
The new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.
Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”. The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell is Carrigan’s ex-wife who is »
- Joey Paur
In March we shared the news that a remake of the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist was in the works, with Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember) slated to direct. According to a new report from Bloody Disgusting, it's confirmed the reboot is now fully underway. Bd reports Kenan has begun casting the film, with plans to shoot in Toronto as early as this September. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee are producing. The script, credited to David Lindsay-Abaire but with previous contributions from Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, suggests some departures from the original. It tells the story of Eric and Amy Bowen, who move to a new town after Eric loses his job and must confront supernatural forces surrounding the disappearance of their daughter Madison. New twists in this version include Amy's ability to communicate with the dead, and a character named Carrigan Burke who hosts the TV show Haunted House Cleaners. »
- Gregory Burkart
Apparently there are only so many ways that you can throw a chair across the room before the routine starts to get old, which is perhaps why Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s 1982 haunted house movie Poltergeist is the latest piece of classic horror to have a modern remake slated for imminent release.
This project has been kicking around for a long time now, but was recently put back on track by MGM with Nathan Kahane and Roy Lee (two of the producers of Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake) and attached to produce, along with Sam Raimi. Gil Kenan, who is best known for animated family spook movie Monster House, is the latest director to be hired for the project. Barring any more delays, he will be behind the camera when filming gets underway.
Casting calls for ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
The original 1982 Spielbergian horror film Poltergeist is one of the few scary movies of the 1980s that still, remarkably, holds up. The classic lines and images, the recollection of childhood fears (of course your closet was a portal to another dimension; of course that doll in the corner was trying to kill you); and all the creepiness attendant with exorcists, children getting sucked into the TV and ancient burial grounds – all made for one hell of a good film. So I’m not alone in regarding the plans for an MGM remake of Poltergeist with grave skepticism. But as new plot details emerge, I might – might! – be feeling a bit more optimistic.
First there’s the undoubted boon of bringing on Sam Raimi as a producer. If anyone can pull off some high quality camp horror, Raimi can. Raimi is also a co-screenwriter with David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz The Great And Powerful »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Well we've been talking about it for 5 years and it seems finally things are moving forward straight into planned production. MGM's 'Poltergeist' remake is being lined up for a September shoot in Toronto and casting has already kicked off. Sam Raimi ('Evil Dead'), Rob Tapert and Roy Lee will all produce and 'City of Ember' and 'Monster House' helmer Gil Kenan will direct. Along with the announcement comes the first look at just some of the finer plot details from the project. The Freeling family become the Bowens, where the father Eric has lost his job and has relocated to a new town. His wife Amy can communicate with the dead and when their daughter goes missing they call in a TV celebrity, Carrigan Burke, who hosts 'Haunted House Cleaners' and his parapsychologist ex-wife Dr. Brooke Powell to investigate. Sounds interesting, no? »
According to Bloody Disgusting the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family, who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start over. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.
Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”. The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell, Carrigan’s ex-wife, is a parapsychologist at a local university, and her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.
Casting has begun, and shooting is scheduled to commence as early as September in Toronto, Canada. »
- Uncle Creepy
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner had a prosperous pilot season in setting up two big dramas, Fox’s “Almost Human” and NBC’s “Believe.” So did Bill Lawrence’s Doozer banner, with comedies on Fox (“Surviving Jack”) and NBC (“Undateable”), not to mention a newbie ordered by TBS last week (“Ground Floor”).
See also: Studios Score as Series Orders Soar
Others who made the Mvp roster in this year’s network development derby:
- Cynthia Littleton
Jonathan Bach "The idea was floated that at some point we would see where the baboons that Evanora used to do here dirty work came from and so I did some passes on an ominous home for them. The two characters in the center were done very early on for Oz: The Great and Powerful when there were a host of other minor villains from L. Frank Baum's books that we were trying out. The "Steam Bot" at the bottom was an early idea that Sam Raimi really wanted to see, and popped in and out of the movie as we were working on it. In the end it was too expensive and maybe too much of a spectacle and so was let go." Click Here To See Even More Of Jonathan Bach's Oz Concepts Artwork Created by Andrea Dopaso Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful, »
The advertising industry in America has become so ridiculously homogenized it almost feels as if creativity itself has died a slow and painful death. Take the remake of Evil Dead for instance. We got your standard stuff. Elsewhere had some fun!
Bloody Disgusting pointed us towards the website 9 the Creative Shop, who recently scanned and published an ad that appeared in their newspaper's obituaries section. The kicker? Since the dead were returning to life, the areas where the names of the recently deceased would appear were left blank. Pretty nifty! Take a look!
Ghost House Pictures produced the much anticipated remake of The Evil Dead, the film that effectively launched the careers of Sam Raimi (Spider-Man franchise, Darkman, Drag Me to Hell), Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night), and Bruce Campbell, who played the Ash character and was co-producer of the original. They are now back to produce an Evil Dead »
- Uncle Creepy
Movie stars such as Steve McQueen, Christian Bale and Sean Connery have all slammed down the accelerator for high-octane car stunts, while Sam Raimi has clung valiantly to his old '70s Delta 88, finding a place for it in each of his films (including the recent Evil Dead remake).
With Fast & Furious 6 speeding into cinemas, Digital Spy takes a look at a handful of automobiles that've left an indelible mark on the big screen.
> 'Fast & Furious 6' premiere: Vin Diesel debuts movie in London
Photo gallery - 15 iconic movie cars:
Fast & Furious 6 opens in UK cinemas on May 17 and May 24 in the Us. »
Reel TV is a column at Movies.com that takes an ongoing look at the growing intersection of movies and television. If there's a big-screen talent making the move to small screen, even temporarily, we want to tell you about it. Last year's fall TV season saw new shows either produced or directed by the likes of David Slade, James Mangold, Martin Campbell and Jon Favreau. Somehow 2013's crop of fall shows managed to top it, however. The major networks have all announced their new series, and between the bunch we're getting TV with some level of involvement from Alfonso Cuaron, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Sam Raimi, Jon Favreau, Phillip Noyce, Joss Whedon, and Joe Carnahan. Most of these shows won't last more than a season (that's just the...
- Peter Hall
Watch a new film clip from the 3 Geezers comedy on J.K. Simmons and Randy Couture. Michelle Schumacher directs the Gravitas Ventures comedy which opens on May 22nd, 2013 and also includes Basil Hoffman, Lou Beatty Jr., Anthony Cummings, Tim Allen, Mike O’Malley, Kevin Pollak, Scott Caan, Sam Raimi, Breckin Meyer and Fernanda Romero. Follow actor J Kimball (Simmons of Juno, Spider-man, Up In The Air) as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts Convalescent Home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from reality. After being on the wrong end of some pranks, J enlists the help of his Hollywood friends (Allen, Caan, Meyer, Couture, Pollak) to turn the tides. Mayhem ensues. »
Patinkin will play Braff’s father. Producers plan to shoot the film in Los Angeles in the summer.
Braff announced the casting on the Kickstarter page. The campaign crossed the $2 million goal on April 27 on its fourth day with backing from over 28,000 fans and has since added $600,000 and 10,000 more backers.
Braff will portray a struggling actor, husband and father trying to find his identity and purpose at age 35. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public »
- Dave McNary
Fox has one of its better slates coming your way with the new season, especially if you take the midseason shows into account. Some of these shows may not jump out at you now as must-see, but some of them are going to take over, if I’m any judge anyway.
Clear showcase offerings Dads, Almost Human, and Us & Them are guaranteed to take off early. Almost Human has J.J. Abrams recognition to pull people in, though it looks to be a show that could flounder after a few episodes, even if I hope it doesn’t. The other two are going to become hits. Unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-season for the Gavin & Stacey remake.
Rake also looks like a winner, as long as the translation can be made to work as an Americanized product, and the show actually delivers what made the Australian original so brilliant.
- Marc Eastman
Last year saw the unfortunate passing of one of Grindhouse Releasing’s original founders: Sage Stallone. It was a huge loss for fans of exploitation and cult cinema as Sage was an advocate of uncovering lost films from the 70′s and 80′s and restoring them for new audiences to discover. Sage worked alongside Bob Murawski, a frequent collaborator with Sam Raimi and co-founder of Grindhouse Releasing. Thanks to their hard work and dedication genre fans were treated to releases of Cannibal Holocaust, Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, and the entertaining and gory slasher Pieces. These are just a few of the many titles the duo resurrected that Destroy the Brain’s monthly program Late Nite Grindhouse were able to show in 35mm over the years. After a two year hiatus which included Bob Murawski working on Raimi’s recent Oz film, Grindhouse Releasing will return with two new titles later »
- Michael Haffner
Certainly the first box-office surprise hits of the year cam with the release of director Sam Raimi’s 3D fantasy adventure Oz The Great And Powerful. Adapted from the famed novel series by L Frank Baum, the Walt Disney-produced prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, will soon make its way onto the home entertainment DVD, Blu-ray and download formats to capture the magic once again and we have all the release details in the following press release.
Debuts On Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download,
3D Blu-Ray™ And DVD On 1 July 2013
The fantastical family adventure “Oz The Great And Powerful” debuts on Disney Blu-ray™, Digital Download on iTunes, 3D Blu-ray™ and DVD on 1 July 2013. Audiences are invited to step into the enchanted and vibrant world of Oz to discover the story of small-time circus magician, Oscar Diggs, as he embarks on a quest to restore unity and peace to the land »
- Craig Hunter
There's no doubt about it; the loss of Sage Stallone struck a true blow to the millions of fans who enjoy the old grindhouse flicks of yesteryear. Thankfully Stallone's legacy and love for these movies is about to live on in a big way!
From the Press Release
Grindhouse Releasing has announced Corruption and An American Hippie In Israel as the first in a series of new Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical releases. Both movies will arrive on home video on September 10.
Founded by the late Sage Stallone (1976-2012) and Bob Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing has long been considered the Criterion of cult movie labels. In a span of seventeen years, the company has produced lavish restorations of such notorious titles as Cannibal Holocaust, Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, I Drink Your Blood, Pieces, and many more to worldwide acclaim from fans and critics.
"Sage and Bob were pioneers in catering to »
- Uncle Creepy
Founded 17 years ago by Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing is a beloved institution among horror and exploitation film fans, thanks to their lovingly restored releases of cult classics like Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond, I Drink Your Blood, Pieces and many more. Grindhouse went on hiatus for a while, partially due to Stallone's death last year and Murawski's commitment to editing Oz the Great and Powerful for Sam Raimi. But the studio has finally resurfaced to announce a massive new slate of movie titles. "After two years in the yellow brick prison of Oz, I am back full-time at Grindhouse Releasing, proudly continuing the important work that Sage and I began back in 1996," Murawski said in the announcement, in which he revealed a list of titles awaiting DVD, Blu-ray and theatrical releases – beginning with the psychedelic obscurity An American Hippie in Israel, which has gained Rocky Horror-like status in »
- Gregory Burkart
How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers »
- Melissa Maerz
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