14 items from 2013
*an online screener of this film was provided by The Asylum. Director: John Gulager. Writers: Richard Schenkman, Keith Allan and Delondra Williams. Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Daryl Hannah, Alan Ruck, Rachel G. Fox, Shirley Jones and Jennifer Taylor. Zombie Night is a made for television film, which was produced by The Asylum. This reviewer is very familiar with The Asylum's work in low budget filmmaking, so one goes into one of their movies with reasonable expectations. And, Zombie Night certainly did not exceed any hopes. This title, while well shot, is developed from a fairly weak screenplay, which is almost plotless. The focus on minor characters does not really help the viewer immerse into the experience, as well. Overall, Zombie Night is a fairly ho hum affair and in a saturated zombie film market, it will soon be reburied. The story for the film can be discussed in just a few lines. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Tagline: "Tonight at Sundown, The Dead Will Live." Director John Gulager is best known for his work on the Feast trilogy. This was a series of films involving creatures and comedy. Since then, Gulager has turned his attention to television. His first feature on the SyFy Network was titled Zombie Night. This feature premiered on this network October 26th. Now, as the film moves towards a DVD release, an official trailer has been launched for Zombie Night. The story for the film is a short one. The undead rise from the ground in a small California town and the townspeople, including two families, must fight off the skinbiters, or be forced into their graves themselves. The DVD launch for Zombie Night is December 10th, 2013. Fans of zombie films can preview the launch below, with the film's trailer. Release Date: December 10th, 2013 (DVD). Director: John Gulager. Writers: Richard Schenkman, Keith Allan and Delondra Williams. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
The dead are walking again, and not just on AMC. Qualitatively speaking, two polar opposites with zombie themes premiere in the next week: “The Returned,” a brainy, bizarre yet strangely hypnotic French drama based on the film “Les Revenants,” being shown with subtitles on Sundance Channel; and “Zombie Night,” a brain-dead exploitation pic from Syfy, more interesting for its auspices (more on that shortly) and cheeky casting than anything onscreen. If there’s one to watch it’s the former, reflecting some of the interesting TV work being done around the globe, and the willingness of programming-hungry niche networks to provide it a showcase.
To call “The Returned” a zombie story is actually something of a misnomer, since it’s really a tale of grief and loss — and a rumination on life and death — with a creepy undercurrent running through it. The show also tries to do a bit too much, »
- Brian Lowry
You ready for this one? Director John Gulager whose Feast films remain as some of the strangest film experiences I have ever experienced has gone and directed a film for Syfy Channel. It premieres this coming Saturday and it’s call Zombie Night.
- Dave Dreher
Feast series helmer John Gulager directed a "SyFy original" movie called Zombie Night. A TV spot hit the web for this undead thriller which stars Anthony Michael Hall, Daryl Hannah and...Shirley Jones.
The film airs on SyFy October 26th; you can watch the preview inside.
Written by Keith Allan and Delondra Williams, the synopsis is ridiculous short as it concerns two families trying to survive in a town full of zombies. So there you go. I don't see Clu Gulager in the list of credits - hopefully John found a way to work him into this...
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Zombie Night, directed by John Gulager and starring Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, and Shirley Jones, premieres on Syfy October 26th at 9/8 Central as part of the network's “31 Days of Halloween.” We have a teaser trailer for the film to share.
Gulager, director of the Feast franchise and the ill-fated Piranha 3Dd, pairs with Keith Allan and Delondra Williams, writers of last year’s Asylum-produced Rise of the Zombies and the recent Syfy original Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators, for this latest foray into walking dead territory starring a former movie mermaid, a guy who has already dealt with “The Dead Zone,” Ferris Bueller’s best friend, and a 1970’s singing TV mom.
Look for what will most likely be the gorier unrated version on DVD/Blu-ray December 10th from The Asylum - Gaiam.
Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, »
- Debi Moore
Shirley Jones Movies: Innocent virgins and sex workers galore (photo: Shirley Jones and Burt Lancaster in ‘Elmer Gantry’) (See previous post: “Shirley Jones: From Book to Movies.”) I haven’t watched The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), a comedy Western directed by Gene Kelly, and starring 62-year-old James Stewart as a cowpoke who inherits an establishment that turns out to be a popular house of prostitution. Henry Fonda plays Stewart’s partner. And I’m sure Shirley Jones, as one of the sex workers, looks lovely in the film. Hopefully, director Kelly gave this likable, talented actress the chance to do more than just stand around looking pretty. But then again … For all purposes, The Cheyenne Social Club ended Shirley Jones’ film stardom; that same year she turned to TV and The Partridge Family. Jones would return to films only nine years later, as one of several stars (among them Michael Caine, »
- Andre Soares
One of the best things about horror film posters is the obligatory tagline. Some of them are catchy and increase your interest in watching the film, others are silly, some are unforgivably campy, and others are outright ridiculous. The best horror film poster blurbs, however, are typically a blend of all the aforementioned components. Many of our favorite taglines are almost a lampoon of themselves, but somehow, that has become part of the magic. It’s almost as if the worse the pun, the better the audience response. The heyday of the outlandish promo blurb was at its height when the slasher film was at its peak, but that’s not to say that contemporary horror cinema hasn’t brought us some dandies. With that in mind, we present to you 20 of our most favorite horror poster taglines from the 1970s to present. House "Horror has found a new home. »
- Tyler Doupe
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes their horror conventions! As if Texas Frightmare Weekend wasn't grand enough already, they've added more events to their schedule and some new names to the guest list. Read on!
The 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones' Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins the ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency Dfw next month! The event looks to be an awesome time with some of your favorite horror guests in attendance and screenings of the films you've been itching to see. Check out the official Texas Frightmare Weekend website for all the information and to purchase tickets.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance on May 3 through 5, offering up celebrity guests, nearly 100 incredible vendors, and more new films than ever! On Friday, May 3rd, »
- Scott Hallam
A while back, we told you about a trio of screenings that were going to take place at the great Texas Frightmare Weekend (here). Already sounding like a fun time, the gang from the event have now released some additional info, complete with more screenings and some awesome additions to their already badass lineup. Check it out!!
“Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance May 3rd through the 5th, offering up additional celebrity guests, nearly 100 incredible vendors, and more new films than ever! Today, our 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones’ Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins our ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency Dfw next month!
This Tuesday, March 26, Marcus Dunstan's slick and savage sequel The Collection arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD everywhere courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, and we got a chance to sit with him and talk gore and more!
Co-written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, The Collection once again follows a twisted madman who "collects" humans, but this time we find ourselves locked inside his booby-trapped house of horrors. The sequel stars Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Lee Turgesen and Christopher McDonald.
Since we had spoken to Dunstan for The Collection's original theatrical release back in November, we thought for this interview we'd discuss some of the deleted scenes from the film, the excellent production design and much more. Be forewarned, however; if you haven't seen The Collection yet, the following interview might be a bit spoiler-y (if you haven't, feel free to check out our initial interview here).
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Already sounding great with having awesome guests like Alien stars Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Marilyn Burns, Michael Berryman, Gary and Jake Busey, Jeffrey Combs, Stuart Gordon, Meg Foster, Clu and John Gulager, Mariel Hemingway, Jordan Ladd, Mary Lambert, Heather Langenkamp, Tyler Mane, Bill Moseley, Steve Niles, Tom Savini, and Dee Wallace, the Texas Frightmare convention has now announced that they will be holding free screenings of a trio of genre films from IFC Midnight.
“Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance May 3rd through the 5th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all Tfw passholders! And this year, Tfw is monstrously proud to pack our sleepless Saturday night with trio of high-profile new shockers from our friends at IFC Films and IFC Midnight. »
This month, our community collectively said goodbye for a while to the flagship Alamo Drafthouse location and home of press screenings, special events, festivals like SXSW and aGLIFF Polari, and the two most dear in my heart: Butt-Numb-a-Thon and Fantastic Fest.
I have countless memories of this place, beginning with my first screening there eight years ago: Robin Williams in The Big White, the first screening of the first Fantastic Fest in 2005. I've likely seen more movies in this cinemaplex than in all the other theaters I've visited in my life combined. Certainly more than I dare attempt to count, though an average of 30 films each year for Fantastic Fest plus the five 24-hour Butt-Numb-a-Thons would equal roughly 600 hours, or 25 solid days of films watched there before we even started on SXSW, aGLIFF or any of the other shows.
No single word or phrase is sufficient to capture the significance of this place. »
- Mike Saulters
2012 marked a phenomenal year at the cinemas. Argo, Skyfall, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Wreck-it Ralph, Amour, Searching For Sugar Man. The list goes on and on. Every genre stepped up to the plate to whet theater audiences’ appetite. Check out our “2012 Best of” list Here.
As we wade through the 2013 awards season celebrating the best films, you can’t have the greats without the clunkers. After much thought, the Geeks came together and decided to have one last look at 2012 with our list of the 10 Worst Films. Our list kicks off with the “dishonorable mention” - Project X.
Found footage: it’s not just for cheap horror flicks anymore! This celebration of binge drinking and property damage is supposedly all shot by a member of the film’s junior “wolfpack”. When his parents leave him home alone for his 21st birthday (they’re off on an anniversary/second honeymoon trip. »
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14 items from 2013
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