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‘Killer Mermaids’ DVD Review

29 June 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Franco Nero, Kristina Klebe, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic, Miodrag Krstovic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Janko Cekic | Written by Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Milan Todorovic

Serbian director Milan Todorovic, who helmed the direct-to-dvd Ken Foree starrer Apocalyse of the Dead (aka Zone of the Dead), returns to the horror genre with Killer Mermaids, which follows two friends Kelly (Klebe) and Lucy (Burn) who travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend.

While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island. As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island. Awaking the mythical terror, dawn may never come for the two girls who realise they »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win ‘Killer Mermaids’ on DVD

28 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of the action-packed creature feature Killer Mermaids – out on DVD 29th June – we have a copy to giveaway!

With the hugely talented and much talked about Zone of the Dead director Milan Todorovic at the helm, Killer Mermaids is perfectly paced as a group of well fleshed out characters fight to survive against the creatures from the deep… Throw in Die Hard 2‘s drug lord Franco Nero and you have a must-see which cries out for a sequel!

Order today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LJjWh9

To win a copy of Killer Mermaids on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which spaghetti western character did Franco Nero make famous? Was it:

a) The Man With No Name

b) Django

c) Trinity

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win Killer Mermaids on DVD

27 June 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the action-packed creature feature Killer Mermaids – out on DVD 29th June – we have a copy to giveaway!

With the hugely talented and much talked about Zone of the Dead director Milan Todorovic at the helm, Killer Mermaids is perfectly paced as a group of well fleshed out characters fight to survive against the creatures from the deep…

Throw in Die Hard 2’s Drug Lord Franco Nero and you have a must-see which cries out for a sequel!

You can order Killer Mermaids here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, July 12th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

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- Gary Collinson

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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Be Feted By Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

19 June 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest with its “Ischia Art Award” in recognition of the Academy’s longstanding commitment to the advancement and preservation of motion pictures.

Isaacs (pictured), the first African American and only the third woman to hold the position of Academy prexy, will attend the Ischia Social Cinema Forum on human rights, chaired by Trudie Styler, producer and founder of the Rainforest Foundation, during the 13th Edition of the informal fest to be held July 11-19 on the Italian island off the coast of Naples.

She will receive the award on July 18. 

The Ischia Social Cinema Forum will also include prominent personalities active in charities such as Kerry Kennedy (Robert Kennedy Foundation); Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, with his association Artists for Peace and Justice supported by David Belle (Cine’ Institute of Jacmel, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Killer Mermaids DVD Review

10 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Milan Todorovic

Cast:  Kristina KlebeFranco Nero, Natalie Burn and Dragan Micanovic

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 94 min

There is a perfectly good reason why film reviews exist folks, and that is to fish out golden works of filmmaking. Like fishing, you do tend to find bits of trash like empty tins and bottles. Killer Mermaids is certainly that kind of film title (c’mon, mermaids that kill!) that hooks your attention, but turns out to be a disappointing find.

It shouldn’t be ignored that this is actually part of film history, as it is Serbia’s first-ever creature feature to be made. Director Milan Todorovic also made the first Serbian zombie film, Zone of the Dead in 2009, which did not get good reviews at the time of its release. Not the best start for Serbian film, but its an achievement nonetheless – a starting point to get better…then they made Killer Mermaids! »

- Louise Tooth

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‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

2 June 2015 3:06 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Recent years have been Very good for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal favourite, Mike Malloy’s wonderful Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films. Another film related documentary released this year was the highly anticipated Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films directed by Mark Hartley, who many cult film fans will know for his other documentaries, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozsploitation, Machete Maidens Unleashed and his remake of Richard Franklin’s cult classic, Patrick. I remember hearing about Electric Boogaloo when it was still in the early stages of development. Ever since then I have been waiting with much anticipation. »

- Mondo Squallido

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Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos To Be Feted By Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

27 May 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos will be feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest with its “Ischia Global Legend Award” in recognition of his contributions in creating the world’s first Internet TV Network, organizers said.

The announcement was made by fest founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini, who is an Italo TV journo, and by Los Angeles-based producer Mark Canton, who is honorary chairman of the fest held on the Italo isle off the coast of Naples, which will run July 11-19.

“We are honored that Ted Sarandos, one of the world’s most influential entertainment industry executives, will be joining us in Ischia in July as we celebrate the ‘genius’ behind a media revolution,” enthused Vicedomini in a statement.

Ted Sarandos is an entertainment industry icon, and an unstoppable force of nature,” added Canton.

“I know first-hand that he is a content powerhouse with unequalled skills in identifying, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Exclusive: Ten Questions with actress Natalie Burn

12 May 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

I had the distinct pleasure of corresponding with Natalie Burn. Burn’s talented beyond measure and has had a well lived life thus far. Beginning as a dancer and studying at such prestigious schools as The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and The Royal Ballet School in London.

She then threw her hand into the acting game, and has worked alongside Sly Stallone himself in Expendables 3, and has recently made a film that deals with the dark side of organ donation, in addition to Awaken and Killer Mermaid (review). It’s pretty impressive not only because it has some noteworthy names in it, but it was also co-written by her as well. She even does her own stunt work. If it’s not apparent by now, she believes in a pretty broad skill set.

Kevin Scott Natalie, thanks so much for talking with More Horror. I »

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Games nobody talks about anymore: Saboteur

8 May 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A platformer with a hint of stealth and tonnes of drama, Saboteur was an 8-bit classic. Ryan looks back...

Saboteur arrived slap-bang in the middle of a decade where ninjas were the height of cool. Films like Enter The Ninja, American Ninja and Ninja Terminator (directed by the irrepressible Godfrey Ho) were must-have rentals at video shops. And in the realm of videogames, the stealthy movements and deadly weapons of the shadow warrior soon began to proliferate.

It's difficult to describe just how startlingly brilliant Saboteur looked back in the 1980s. Released by Durell, which at the time made some of the very best games for 8-bit computers, Saboteur was nothing less than a ninja simulator - a game that gave you all the agility, resourcefulness and strength of a black-clad shinobi.

Your mission begins at night. Bobbing along silently in a dinghy, you arrive at a jetty with only »

- ryanlambie

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TV series based on 1966 western Django in the works

8 April 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Django TV series is being developed.

The new show will be based on the 1966 western Django, which tells the story of a gunslinger's feud with an outlaw chief.

France's Atlantique Productions and Italy's Cattleya are developing the English language drama series together, Deadline reports.

12 episodes are planned, and the series is expected to develop over multiple seasons.

Django starred Franco Nero in the lead role, and was directed by Sergio Corbucci.

Quentin Tarantino paid tribute to the 1966 Italian western with his 2012 film Django Unchained.

Watch a trailer for Django below: »

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sergio Corbucci's Django Heads For TV

8 April 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sorry, Quentin Tarantino fans, but the characters from Django Unchained are not headed for our telly boxes any time soon, at least outside of the movie showing on Netflix etc. Still, a French TV company wants to turn the idea of the 1966 inspiration for Qt’s film and a version of Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series.Django would reimagine Sergio Corbucci's cult 1960s Western, which helped turn Franco Nero into an icon and saw the coffin-dragging gunslinger take on a bandit chief. The concept was potent enough to spawn sequels, spin-offs and homages, which included Tarantino’s 2012 effort. It will be an English-language show with plans for an initial season of 12 episodes running 50 minutes each and, if successful, multiple follow-ups.There’s a similar hope for Suspiria, which would transform 19th century writer Thomas De Quincey’s Suspiria De Profundis into a series, working from the same »

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'Django' and 'Suspiria' TV series in the works

8 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya enter into two-title co-development and production deal

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya have secured a co-development and co-production agreement to turn 1960s Western Django and Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series. 

The first, Django, will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.

The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned sequels and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.

The second, Suspiria De Profundis, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.

Suspiria De Profundis »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Django' and 'Susperia' TV series in the works

8 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya enter into two-title co-development and production deal

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya have secured a co-development and co-production agreement to turn 1960s Western Django and Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series. 

The first, Django, will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.

The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned sequels and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.

The second, Suspiria De Profundis, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.

Suspiria De Profundis »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Comic Book Review – Millennium #2

27 March 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Millennium #2…

Fifteen years ago, the end of the world—the anticipated “Millennium Event”—was avoided thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Or was it? Frank’s psychic gifts have been showing him that evil has continued to grow unabated in the world, and he’s trying his best to ignore it. But soon the resurgence of the Millennium Group and their quest to find Frank’s daughter Jordan will pull him into the fray once again whether he likes it or not!

Millennium was always a popular series and the first issue of Millennium seemed to have joined in on that popularity.  The sales for the first issue went quite well so it is hoped that #2 will be equally successful.

In this issue Frank’s powers get stronger and signs are given as to the plans of the Millennium Group. »

- Andrew Newton

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Quentin Tarantino Lists His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

26 March 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Currently filming in rocky Colorado, Tarantino's 70mm western "The Hateful Eight" is headed for a Fall release from The Weinstein Company. Ahead of that, you can catch up on the movie-geek auteur's top 20 Italian-produced spaghetti westerns. (Hat tip: Open Culture.) Read More: Production Begins on Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" The list runs the gamut from under-seen obscurities to more obvious favorites, including the original "Django" series starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. In 2007, Tarantino hosted a massive retrospective of spaghetti westerns at the Venice Film Festival and continues to program his favorites at his New Beverly in Los Angeles. His idol, Sergio Leone, makes more than one appearance throughout the countdown below. What did he leave off? Read More: 12 Must-See Modern Westerns 1. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (Sergio Leone, 1966) 2. "For a Few Dollars More" (Sergio Leone, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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James Caan Exits Fox Pilot ‘Fantasy Life’

19 March 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

James Caan has departed Fox's multi-camera/hybrid pilot Fantasy Life following its table read today. Caan was a last-minute addition to the project; he only closed his deal three days ago. Caan had a previous commitment to Sicilian Vampire, a movie written and directed by Frank D’Angelo, which is starting production in Toronto with Paul Sorvino, Daryl HannahMichael Madsen, Daniel Baldwin, Franco Nero and Eric Roberts co-starring. When Caan signed on for Fantasy Life… »

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My Indie Film: Django Away

17 March 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the first of a regular indie filmmaker series, Daniel Hutchings talks about how he made his comedy western, Django Away...

Over the coming weeks, we'll be running a series of articles where independent filmmakers can describe the unique challenges of putting together their work, and what drove them to pick up a camera in the first place.

First up, British filmmaker Daniel Hutchings talks about his zero-budget comedy western Django Away, from his initial ideas 2012 to the thrill of the actual shoot...

For me, 2014 turned into 2015 in a haze of post-post-production euphoria and emailing as I worked through a specially compiled list of people I simply had to tell about my zero-budget feature film Django Away!.

This haze was effortlessly blown away when I received a reply from this very site, which, after watching the misadventures of my comedy character and his "Exifestern" (a mash of "Existential" “Sci-fi” and »

- ryanlambie

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Nymph aka 'Killer Mermaid' (2014) review

16 March 2015 11:36 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

Nymph (2014)

Written by: Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic

Directed by: Milan Todorovic

Cast: Kristina Klebe (Kelly), Franco Nero (Niko), Natalie Burn (Lucy), Dragan Micanovic (Boban), Slobodan Stefanovic (Alex), Miodrag Krstovic (The Guardian), Sofija Rajovic (Yasmine)

As you can see from the very challenging names to spell in the cast, this film has an international flair. Some scenes were filmed in Montenegro and some in Serbia. As of this writing, this film is streaming on Netflix under the title “Killer Mermaid”. I tend to gravitate more towards “Nymph”, the films’ original title. It leaves a little more mystique and still lets the film hold on to that exotic flair I eluded to earlier.

If anyone remembers “She Creature”, it involved a killer mermaid as well. That’s the only other film that I know of that can be compared to this one. I liked it a lot, »

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