Variety reports that Geena Davis has joined the cast of The Exorcist TV series. Davis is set to play the role of Angela Rance, who “does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling.” Despite her sunny outlook on life, Angela dreams of a demon and wonders if it is related to the problems plaguing her family.
Angela appears to be the mother of Charlotte Rance (Brianne Howey from Scream Queens), a teenager who is potentially possessed by a demon following an intense accident, and Charolotte’s concerned sister, Casey (Hannah Kasulka from The Fosters).
Horror fans are well aware of Geena Davis, who previously starred in David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice,
For those of you who love a good "bad movie," Synapse Releasing has a restored version of the granddaddy of them all, Manos: The Hands of Fate, arriving on both formats this week as well.
Other notable October 13th releases include a two-disc Blu-ray of the 192os classic The Phantom of the Opera, The Gallows, the 2oth anniversary release of Mosquito, Shakma, Tomorrowland, and the high-def debut of Class of Nuke ’Em High 3.
The Brood (Criterion Collection,
The Return of Count Yorga Blu-ray: "A horrifying love story… with bite!
When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires to ever set up shop in California in this thrilling sequel that really raises the stakes. Revived by the well-known supernatural properties of the Santa Ana winds, our undead leading man takes to the streets with an unquenchable thirst. In search of new blood, Yorga moves next door to an orphanage. But when he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman, the Count's thoughts turn to love. Has the ruler of the night finally found the girl
The Return of Count Yorga Blu-ray: "A horrifying love story… with bite!
When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires to ever set up shop in California in this thrilling sequel that really raises the stakes. Revived by the well-known supernatural properties of the Santa Ana winds, our undead leading man takes to the streets with an unquenchable thirst. In search of new blood, Yorga moves next door to an orphanage. But when he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman, the Count's thoughts turn to love.
When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires
"A horrifying love story… with bite! Scream Factory proudly presents The Return of Count Yorga in its North American Blu-ray debut on October 13, 2015. The sequel to the hit 1970 original film Count Yorga, Vampire, the Deathmaster makes his triumphant return in this release, complete with special features including an audio commentary with film historian Steve Haberman and actor Rudy De Luca (Dracula: Dead and Loving It).
When the overlord of the damned rises again to prowl the shadows, who will stand against The Return Of Count Yorga? Robert Quarry is back as one of the most dapper vampires to ever set up shop
One of Mel Brooks' least-discussed films, the 1991 comedy "Life Stinks", is also one of his most accomplished works. The film didn't click with Brooks's usual audience at the time, perhaps because the film is laced with social commentary. Brooks obviously ignored the old Hollywood advice to "Leave the messages to Western Union". Nonetheless, it's precisely because of this departure from his usual productions that gives "Life Stinks" a certain poignancy that isn't found in his earlier works. Granted, Brooks always included some sentiment in his films (even Zero Mostel's Max Byalystock in "The Producers" is con man with some admirable traits.) However, "Life Stinks" makes a plea for compassion toward society's most vulnerable people, even as it concentrates on the primary purpose of any Brooks film: to make the audience laugh.
The movie opens with a very amusing scene in which we are introduced to the central character,
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Mel Brooks is profiled in a superb American Masters documentary entitled Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, which premieres nationally on PBS stations on May 20th. One of 14 Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners, he has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer, and shows few signs of slowing down. With new interviews with Brooks, his friends and colleagues, including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Joan Rivers, Tracey Ullman, Rob Reiner, and his close friend, with whom he created The 2000 Year Old Man, Carl Reiner. A DVD with bonus material will be available Tuesday, May 21 from Shout Factory.
"When they called me to say I had been chosen as the next 'American Master,' I thought they said I was chosen to be the next Dutch Master. So I figured what the hell,
Transylvania 6-5000, written and directed by Rudy De Luca, cast Ed Begley, Jr., and Jeff Goldblum as tabloid reporters sent by their editor to uncover the truth behind a rash of (then) modern day Frankenstein monster sightings. It was neither critically acclaimed nor a commercial hit. It’s probably only really remembered for being the movie where Goldblum first hooked up with his future ex-wife, Geena Davis, who played a sexy vampiress.
Transylvania 6-5000’s theme song is one of those disgustingly catchy tunes we rarely get on movie soundtracks these days, the kind specifically tailored to the film,
Every once in a while he likes to produce for other talents. After all, he helped David Lynch make The Elephant Man and David Cronenberg get his remake of The Fly from pupate state to full blown gore show. Brooks also came up with the beautifully accurate description of David Lynch as, “Jimmy Stewart from Mars”.
Word on the street, via Variety, is Brooks is putting on his producer hat again for a “serious” horror flick entitled Pizzaman. Brooks has described it as a:
“a flat-out horror film.”
While the idea of a horror film about
Brooks tells Variety in a recent interview that production is gearing up for a flick called Pizzaman.
"Pizzaman is a flat-out horror film that I'll keep my name away from, in case people think it's a comedy," he tells the site. Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman are set to tackle writing duties.
Though he himself hasn't dabbled much in our genre, Brooksfilm also produced David Cronenberg's The Fly remake as well as The Fly II.
The renowned funnyman said Friday that he's not shuttering his 30-year-old production shingle Brooksfilms, contrary to one New York gossip page report, and that he's developing a horror film with longtime writing collaborators Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman.
"I'm not quitting," Brooks told The Hollywood Reporter. "Brooksfilms is still here and will be going on for a while. I'm not at all slowing down, and nobody has told me to stop."
The latest project, Pizzaman, is a serious horror film that marks Brooksfilms' return to the genre. The company produced the successful The Fly and its not-so-successful The Fly II.
Brooks said the project is in the script and rewrite stage and that he's hasn't shopped it to the studios yet.
De Luca's collaboration with Brooks goes back to 1976's Silent Movie and continued with High Anxiety, Life Stinks and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Haberman worked with Brooks on the Dracula spoof as well as Life Stinks.
Brooks formed Culver Studios-based Brooksfilms in 1980 when he became interested in producing the drama The Elephant Man and believed audiences would think the film was a comedy if it was labeled "A Mel Brooks Film".
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