10 items from 2016
By Adrian Smith
William Blood (Kenneth More) is a man with an incredible immune system and without worries. He spends most of his time working as a human guinea pig for government departments such as the Common Cold and Flu Research Agency. There he frustrates the men in white coats by stubbornly refusing to catch a cold. He never gets ill, and his secret is that he has no emotional attachments. “The minute you get into a relationship with a woman, your guard is down and the coughing will start!” News of this remarkable constitution gets to the scientists at N.A.A.R.S.T.I., the National Atomic Research Station and Technological Institute, who are preparing to send the first maned rocket to the moon. They have previously sent up dogs and monkeys, but owing to public complaints about cruelty to animals, they have decided it would be »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Fox’s reboot of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” airs tonight.
Tim Curry, who played the original Dr. Frank-n-Furter, is the only original cast member appearing in the re-imagining. Curry takes on the role of The Criminologist, originally played by veteran British thesp Charles Gray.
Sadly, Gray passed away in 2000, and Jonathan Adams — who portrayed Frank-n-Furter’s rival Everett Scott — followed in 2007.
However, the remaining cast is still with us, and many are still in showbiz.
Tim Curry went on to have a prolific career on stage and screen, winning a Tony Award for “Spamalot” in 2007. Although a stroke in 2013 left him in a wheelchair, he continues to act.
And who would’ve guessed the Meat Loaf would become one of the best-selling rockers of all-time, with his “Bat Out of Hell” album selling 43 million copies worldwide.
- Lawrence Yee
Finally, we can stop shivering in antici…
Well, you know the rest. Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again at last has a premiere date: Thursday, Oct. 20 (at 8/7c) — just in time to inspire your Halloween costume selection.
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As you no doubt already know, the Kenny Ortega-directed revamp — emphasis on the vamp — stars Laverne Cox as sweet Transylvanian transvestite Dr. Frank-n-Furter, and Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan as Brad and Janet, the young innocents who knock on the wrong castle door looking for a telephone. »
The Horror Channel has an Easter treat for fans of Hammer films, as their UK-only Hammer-thon will air March 26th and 27th. Also in this round-up: release details for The Ones Below, a trailer for The Cleansing Hour short film, eight preview pages from Monster World #3, and information on The Last American Horror Show.
Some of Hammer’s most popular films, including The Revenge Of Frankenstein, The Devil Rides Out and The Brides Of Dracula will be broadcast across the weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.
- Tamika Jones
Hammer fans are in for a treat this Easter, with the Horror Channel unveiling a selection of horror classics back-to-back across the Easter weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.
Sat 26 March @ 3.00pm – The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961)
In Oliver Reed’s first film role, he excels as Leon Corledo, a young man raised in the home of Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans), his kind and loving adopted father. When he leaves to find work, Leon discovers that he has increasingly violent urges. Although these tendencies are calmed by Leon’s love for the beautiful Christina (Catherine Feller), he ultimately cannot contain his curse and transforms into a werewolf, terrorising the Spanish countryside.
Sat 26 March @ 4.50pm – The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
- Gary Collinson
This forgotten Alistair MacLean action thriller packs a rare starring role for the young Anthony Hopkins -- he's really good as secret agent Philip Calvert, battling gold thieves in the Scottish Isles. He's got a James Bond attitude in a more down-to-Earth adventure. When Eight Bells Toll Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1971 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date March 8, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon, Jack Hawkins, Corin Redgrave, Ferdy Mayne, Wendy Allnutt, Maurice Roëves, Derek Bond, Leon Collins, Peter Arne, Oliver MacGreevy, Tom Chatto, Del Henney. Cinematography Arthur Ibbetson Film Editor John Shirley Original Music Angela Morley Written by Alistair MacLean from his novel Produced by Elliott Kastner Directed by Etienne Périer
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Producer Elliott Kastner stretched Alistair MacLean's brand of military action adventure to James Bond extremes in the expensive, very popular Where Eagles Dare of 1968. Several MacLean adaptations got underway, »
- Glenn Erickson
Tim Curry is returning to his Transsexual, Transylvania roots for Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Curry (currently age 69) won’t be laced into a corset again to reprise the role he made famous - Dr. Frank N. Furter. However, I have confirmed with the network that Curry will be playing the criminologist narrator, originally played by Charles Gray in the cult... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Rocky Horror Picture Show's Fox remake is bringing back the original movie and musical's biggest breakout star: Tim Curry. The actor originated the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter on stage in 1973 and starred in the cult classic film in 1975.
For the two-hour production set to air on Fox this fall, Curry will instead tackle the part of the criminologist narrator, played by Charles Gray in the original film. Curry's classic role will be taken over by Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox. Adam Lambert has also been announced as Eddie, »
Time really is fleeting. It's been over 40 years since Tim Curry donned his fishnets to play Dr. Frank N. Furter — first in the 1973 London stage production, and then in the film classic from 1975 — and now he'll return to Fox's two-hour production, set to air in the fall of 2016. Since Laverne Cox is slated to play the sweet-transvestite scientist, Curry will play the criminologist narrator (played by Charles Gray in the film). He also joins Adam Lambert as Eddie and Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan as sweethearts Janet and Brad, to whom he will relay the instructions to jump to the left, put their hands on their hips, and become icons of stage and screen. »
- E. Alex Jung
Lambert will take over the role of rock 'n' roll-loving ex-delivery boy Eddie, originally portrayed by Meat Loaf in the cult 1975 film, while Curry is taking on the part of the criminologist narrator whom was played by Charles Gray in the original.
"Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox will take on Curry's original iconic role in this new TV adaptation. Already onboard are Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan as Janet and Brad, Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff, and singer Staz Nair as Rocky Horror.
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- Garth Franklin
10 items from 2016
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