Drive-In Dust Offs: The Devil’s Rain

“Corbis! God Damn You!!!” Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system. The above quote is from none other than the mighty William Shatner, and I’m emphasizing it to let everyone know what amazing and fantastical delights await those who enter…The Devil’s Rain. Released in 1975, to little fanfare, The Devil’s Rain sits smack dab in the middle of a decade long wave of satanic cinema. From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to Damien Omen II (1978), the market was flooded with horror films dedicated to the Behooved One. It’s a shame that audiences and critics alike didn’t want to play in this rain, as this is a devilish delight.

Mark Preston (Shatner) and his family have been hiding Satan’s Guest Book from Jonathan Corbis (a creepily effective Ernest Borgnine) , Satan’s earthly salesman, for centuries. Without the book, all of Corbis’ converts cannot
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Blood, Sweat and Latex: Lending a (Motorized) Hand to ‘The Monster Squad’

After working with both Mark Shostrom and Sonny Burman on Evil Dead II, I had ended up back at Stan Winston’s studio. Stan and his permanent crew of John Rosengrant, Shane Mahan, Tom Woodruff, Jr., and Richard Landon were back in the shop from England and Aliens, and had just completed the Robert Zemekis episode of Amazing Stories, “Go to the Head of the Class.” The next assignment was a mechanical boar for the Debra Winger/Theresa Russell vehicle Black Widow. No, you didn’t miss anything. The sequence was cut just as we finished the puppet. Alec Gillis returned to the studio in time for the next Amazing Stories episode “Miss Stardust” for which we created three intergalactic beauty contestants. Ironically, it was during the shooting at Universal Studios, that Stan told us what the next assignment was going to be: A cross between The Goonies and Ghostbusters entitled The Monster Squad. Okay
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Monsterpalooza Guest List and Presentation Updates

We're exactly two months away from the second annual Monsterpalooza, which is returning to the Marriott Burbank Convention Center April 9-11, 2010. To help get people fired up for the event, which features special effects artists from the horror industry along with their many works, the promoters have revealed the expanded guest list along with a slew of presentations and demos that will be taking place over the weekend.

Confirmed guests so far include:

Verne Langdon - Monster Of Ceremonies

Michael Westmore - Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist - Mask, Star Trek, Raging Bull

Tom Burman - Award Winning Makeup Artist - Island Of Dr. Moreau, The Goonies, Nip/Tuck

Barney Burman - Proteus F/X - Dawn Of The Dead, Matrix Reloaded, Star Trek 09

Rob Burman - The Fly, The Thing, Star Trek 09

Amalgamated Dynamics - Academy Award Winners Tom Woodruff & Alec Gillis - Starship Troopers, Avp

Knb - Academy
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