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One of the cooler genre related flicks to come out this last year was Glenn McQuaid's quirky horror/comedy I Sell The Dead , starring Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden and Angus Scrimm. The film follows Arthur Blake (Monaghan), a man awaiting execution who confesses to Father Duffy (Perlman) about his graverobbing exploits with Willie Grimes (Fessenden) and the trouble that ensued from their profession. High Def Digest are reporting that a Blu-Ray edition of the movie will hit store shelves on March 30th, 2010. (A quick search on Amazon confirms this release date.) While special features and disc specs have yet to be announced, we do have a glimpse at the Blu-Ray cover art, pictured left. You can check out the trailer at our previous news post here , as well as »
Part 2 of the Big Bear Horror Film Festival recap. Read Part 1 here.
After being up way too late the night before watching Golden Girls and Sex And The City reruns in my hotel room (P.S., I’m totally gay), it was time to get back to the Big Bear Horror Film Festival for a really great film, Die-ner (Get It?).
Yes, the “Get It?” is part of the film title, which I’m now publicly begging the filmmakers to change. Why? Because this film is so much smarter than the title. Die-ner (Get It?) is a well directed, well written and well acted serial-killer-plus-zombie flick that makes great use of its limited resources. I don’t want to give too much away, but I definitely recommend Patrick Horvath’s awesome motion picture.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Sean Abley)
This week on The Flickcast, Chris and Matt jump in after a week off with a whole bunch of new topics including the new Doc Savage movie, written and directed by Shane Black, the performance of Paranormal Activity and Saw VI, the reboot of Short Circuit, horror films in general and much more.
The guys also make some great picks this week including Matt’s pick of teen horror zombiefest Dance of the Dead and Chris’ pick of the 1979 horror classic Phantasm, featuring Angus Scrimm as “The Tall Man.”
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques or offers of sponsorship, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter and at Facebook, MySpace or via email.
Thanks for listening. »
- Joe Gillis
What I didn’t realize before arriving was that a large homo contingent would be in attendance. In fact, there were so many gays in this tiny mountain village, to write “out gay ____” before each name I mention would be a chore. So I’m going to denote all the gay up in Big Bear with a “*”.
The Backstory: Several months ago Bbhf founder Michael Coulombe* pinged me via this blog with some very preliminary info on the fest. Sensing an opportunity to spread my super-important opinions around, I offered myself up as a judge for the festival. Realizing what a publicity juggernaut this blog can be, he immediately said, “Yes!” and I was on board.
Over the next couple months, »
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It's the 30th anniversary of Phantasm , Don Coscarelli's '79 film featuring the Tall Man, silver spheres, a gun-toting ice cream man and evil imps. To celebrate, the L.A. Times sat down with Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister for a retrospective interview and, naturally, remake and sequel talk came up. Of a possible remake, Coscarelli comments, "I get a phone call every week, it seems, from somebody who wants to do it. It's something I've been resisting for a while. I do think that, given the proper context, it would really be exciting to see what a younger filmmaker could bring to that story. It's something I'm open to but I guess I.m seeking the right circumstances. Takashi Miike doing Phantasm , how would that be? Anything that would ever be done would have to »
If you loved the adventures of 18th-century graverobbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes in Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell The Dead, or are just waiting for the acclaimed movie to make its DVDebut, you’ll want to pick up the comic-book adaptation that hits stores tomorrow from Image Comics. The adapatation was written by McQuaid himself, with art by Brahm Revel.
Image’s I Sell The Dead features 40 full-color pages reconting Blake and Grimes’ adventures among the living, the dead and the living dead, with an additional five pages on the art of the movie. Revel did design work on the feature as well as producer Larry Fessenden’s directorial efforts Wendigo and The Last Winter, and illustrated comics versions of those films too. See our review of I Sell The Dead, which stars Dominic Monaghan, Fessenden, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm and Brenda Cooney, here and the flick’s official website here. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
As huge fans of the Phantasm series, we follow Any little scrap we can find on the continuation of our beloved franchise. Case in point:
Phantasm V in active development? (January 31st, 2008)
News of cast script readings for Phantasm V (July 8th, 2007)
and there would be a lot more, but we've only been in operation for about 3.5 years.
So now comes news via horror yearbook and Phantasm Community that a new project is "already lensed and nearly finished." While they say it's Not Phantasm V, they say it Is something Big, described as "episode(s)". Is it a web series? I don't know, but I'm excited!
Bring on the spheres! »
Ron Perlman, speaking with Fangoria Radio, gave the world an update on his long-gestating follow-up to Don Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep. In the new film Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires, Perlman will be replacing Bruce Campbell as Elvis in what is sure to be an over-the-top adventure unlike anything we've ever seen.
Perlman hopes to shoot the film in the fall, stating, "Well, I have this window that's about to open. I'll be done shooting Sons of Anarchy in September, and we're hoping to get into production on Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires in my hiatus between seasons two and three. I just spoke to Paul Giamatti (set to play Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker) and Don Coscarelli this morning, and we're just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done."
Speaking to Fangoria Radio, Ron Perlman has given an update on the status of Bubba Nosferatu, the vampiretastic follow-on from Don Coscarelli's Elvis vs. the Mummy gem, Bubba Ho-Tep. Apparently he will have a window into which the shoot may be squeezed, coming right up he wraps the current season of Sons of Anarchy in September. Having spoken to Coscarelli and co-star Paul Giamatti, Perlman seemed confident that they could all work it out in time and get cameras rolling. Fangoria also let slip the casting of Angus Scrimm as "a Boris Karloff-like horror star who Elvis meets up with in Las Vegas on the set of a vampire movie." This would be Claude Killgore, who we meet during the flashbacks to the 70s that make up half of the film and, knowing Coscarelli, I already pictured Scrimm in the role when I was reading the screenplay. It's »
- Brendon Connelly
Aug 13, 2009 The concept behind Glenn McQuaid's I Sell the Dead is so undeniably clever that the film is likely to find a loyal cult audience that's willing to overlook its sizable flaws and embrace it with genre-loving, open arms. Horror fans, especially those who get excited by a cast list that includes Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Larry Fessenden (Wendigo), and Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), can be an incredibly forgiving lot. Sometimes an original concept, a plot that pays homage to a bygone era, and a few cast members who appear to be having a good time is ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
While talking with Fangoria Radio recently to promote his new film I Sell The Dead, Hellboy star Ron Perlman gave hosts Debbie Rochon and Tony Timpone an update on the long-gestating Bubba Nosferatu project. In the Bubba Ho-tep (pictured left) sequel/prequel, Perlman will don the sequined Elvis suit previously donned by Bruce Campbell in the 2004 sleeper written and directed by Phantasm guru Don Coscarelli, who encores on the follow-up.
“Well, I have this window that’s about to open,” Perlman revealed. “I’ll be done shooting [his cable series] Sons Of Anarchy in September, and we’re hoping to get into production on Bubba in my hiatus between seasons two and three. I just spoke to [actor] Paul Giamatti [set to play Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker] and Don Coscarelli this morning, and we’re just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done.”
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Prepare to see stars in your local arthouse as the summer turns to fall. Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore will all grace celluloid in the coming months. There are new films from star directors -- Tarantino! Campion! Soderbergh! Coen brothers! Even the new documentaries are driven by stars -- Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story," LeBron James' "More Than a Game" and Anna Wintour's "The September Issue." And then, as Matt Singer will tell you, there are breakout stars who you should start catching up with now. In between, there's epic animation ("Ponyo" and "9"), an astounding array of asskicking ("Ong Bak 2" and "Black Dynamite") and Lars von Trier's "Antichrist," proving there's there's just about something for everyone this fall at the multiplex. (And if not there, make sure to check out what films you can catch in the comfort of your own home on demand, »
- Stephen Saito
Revisionist horror favorite Larry Fessenden (director of Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter) returned to Montreal’s just-wrapped Fantasia film festival this year with two new films from his indie-horror production company Scareflix: Ti West’s incredibly atmospheric ‘80s horror tribute House Of The Devil (a smash success at Tribeca and a late but great addition to the Fantasia program; see review here) and Glenn McQuaid’s period horror-comedy tribute to British ‘60s/’70s horror classics, I Sell The Dead (another Fango rave; see here; I Sell The Dead goes into limited theatrical release this Friday and is concurrently available as a video-on-demand from IFC Films).
Fessenden was on hand with co-producer Peter Phok and first-time feature director Glenn McQuaid for their award-winning I Sell The Dead, a one-of-a-kind dark adventure film depicting the daily lives and supernatural woes of two lowlife body-snatchers, played by Fessenden himself and Dominic Monaghan »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Kier-la Janisse)
When January rolled around, I was all ready to throw in the towel and declare 2009 a wash for movies in general. I'll tell you what, though. I continue to be surprised by some of this year's offerings and some of last year's that are finally making their way to me through the festivals. Though I haven't kept a best of the year list in several years because of how much of a pain in the ass those lists tend to be when there's nothing much worth talking about, I have been keeping one this year that began with Drag Me To Hell. I am now adding I Sell The Dead to that list, a flick I'd heard about but knew very little of. Glass Eye Pix has been hanging around for a while with a bunch of pictures in development for what seems like forever and now it would seem »
- Bryan White
The full-length trailer for the upcoming comedy/horror film "I Sell the Dead," starring Dominic Monaghan ("Lost"), Ron Perlman (Helboy), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), has appeared online. Check it out below. The story revolves around body snatchers Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), who have pillaged their last grave. With just five hours before Arthur follows Willie to the chopping block, he recounts his life story and it soon becomes clear that they were no ordinary grave robbers and that not all corpses are equal. The new movie will get a limited theatrical run on August 7th and will then be available OnDeman on August 12th. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. Click here to read more about "I Sell the Dead." »
Last month, we reported that Universal was (finally!) releasing Phantasm 2 on DVD on September 15th. Now, below you can take a peek at the DVD cover art. Written & directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-tep), Phantasm II starred James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine & Samantha Phillips. As of press time the only bonus feature will be the theatrical trailer. (Too bad Anchor Bay couldn't wrestle this away from Universal considering the stellar job they did on the DVD's for the other Phantasm films!)
Crush and Blush Directed by Lee Kyoung-mi * 1/2 Lee-Kyoung-mi’s first feature tries too hard to be the “polar opposite” of a romantic comedy. The story of a male teacher being stalked by a former pupil who has now become a teacher herself in order to be closer to him to attract his attention simply does not sustain the premise past the opening 20 minutes. The lead character, Me-sook, is played in an over-the-top fashion, and the film seems to have been made for the art-house crowd in spite of its plot, which seems ripe for a broad comedic treatment. The films also seems haphazardly edited and is often needlessly confusing. Grace Directed by Paul Solet *** ½ Childbirth can be a horrific experience if things go wrong, a fact ably exploited in Grace, which acts as a surefire contraceptive. An impressive first feature by director Paul Solet, who delivers an ambitious and masterful web of chills, »
I Sell The Dead USA Dir: Glenn McQuaid "Never, ever trust a corpse." Cult filmmaker Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Dominic Monaghan (Lost) star as a pair of ambitious grave robbers who stumble face-first into one occult freak out after another in this Victorian-era thrill ride that's been winning awards everywhere it's been exhumed. A gothic love-letter to classic Hammer horror films and all the unnatural things that go bump in the night, I Sell is reminiscent of Tim Burton's best work, powered with the passion of early Sam Raimi. Beautifully shot and always cleverly staged, this is a film packed to the bursting point with personality, wit and invention, not to mention phenomenally individualistic performances (watch out Ron Perlman and Angus Scrimm). A joy from start to finish, and one of the best horror/comedies we've seen in deathless ages. »
Not only will our very own London correspondent Ben Austwick be there to cover the fest but it's one of the best lineups ever!
How about the world premier for Pa giant insect comedy Infestation? Check.
Sneak preview of La Horde? Check.
UK premier of Cannes premier Hierro? Check.
The world premier of The Descent part 2? Check!
Full schedule after the break. (Yes we copied Dread Central's post. Thanks UncleCreepy!)
Main Programme - Empire 1
# Thursday 27 August
18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)
The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale, »
The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film 4 FrightFest has released what could very well be one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place August 27th - August 31st, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!
If you need any more reasons to fly across the pond check out the schedule below!
Main Programme - Empire 1
Thursday 27 August 18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)
The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale, Triangle is Smith’s best, polished and most mature work.
95 minutes Director: Christopher Smith UK/Australia 2009
- Uncle Creepy
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