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3 items from 2011

Mel Brooks to make comedy horror 'Pizzaman'

26 September 2011 5:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mel Brooks is to make a comedy horror film about an insane pizza delivery man. The film centres on a man wrongfully sent to prison who decides to take revenge by getting a job as a pizza deliverer and committing murders. Brooks's regular collaborator Steve Haberman will be directing from a script by Rudy De Luca. The acting legend told Fangoria: "When they told me the plot of Pizzaman, I said, 'Are you kidding?' And they said, 'No, it's a real great idea for a horror story'. "And they wrote a rather exciting, interesting script, and I worked with them a little bit on it. It's purely original, based on Rudy and Steve's insane imagination." He continued: "And sometimes there are problems, but sometimes there are unexpected victories, where a bad guy (more) »

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Mel Brooks cooks up horror flick Pizzaman

26 September 2011 3:08 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

 Comedy legend and horror fan Mel Brooks says his next film will be a slasher flick called Pizzaman, with production expected to start this autumn/winter in Illinois.  “I’ve got a script and I’ve got a director,” Brooks told Fangoria. “Pizzaman was written years ago by my longtime collaborators Steve Haberman and Rudy De Luca. They did Dracula: Dead And Loving It for me, a great horror/comedy film. Then they also did Life Stinks, in which I starred. It was funny and very moving, too. It was one of...

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B-Sides: Calling Transylvania 6-5000...

10 September 2011 11:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

One should have known the 1985 monster comedy Transylvania 6-5000 was headed for trouble just by mere fact that its title was a pun based on a hit 1940 Glenn Miller tune that would have been obscure even to audiences 25 years ago, though not nearly as obscure as the film’s theme song is to this day.

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, »

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