9 items from 2013
Hungary’s official foreign-language Oscar submission The Notebook will open the 13th Hungarian Film Festival Of Los Angeles, set to run from November 15-21.
Event organisers will also recognise Joe Eszterhas with the lifetime achievement award.
Screenings include Krisztina Deak’s Aglaja, the Hungarian submission for Golden Globes consideration, as well as The Two Of Us supported by director Barbara Kulcsa. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
World War Z, directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Stranger Than Fiction, Quantum Of Solace) may be the most talked-about non-comedy zombie flick to come along in over a decade. When it hits theaters on June 21st, horror fans will decide whether or not World War Z is an inventive game-changer in the trajectory of the zombie sub-genre. While we count down the days, let's spotlight the zombie movies that are already infamous as game-changers... the most influential zombie films in cinema history. Presented here in order of release, these were the movies that re-set the rules, re-defined the motion picture zombie, and re-routed the evolution of the living dead on film.
White Zombie (1932)
Director: Victor Halperin
The Thomas Edison / J. Searle Dawley short film Frankenstein put the undead on film in 1910. Robert Wiene's The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari was groundbreaking and influential on multiple levels in 1920. This masterpiece »
- Eric Stanze
Rising from an early grave of negative pre-release publicity, director Marc Forster and producer-star Brad Pitt’s much-maligned “World War Z” emerges as a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon, owing as much to scientific disaster movies like “The China Syndrome” and “Contagion” as it does to undead ur-texts like the collected works of George Romero. Showing few visible signs of the massive rewrites, reshoots and other post-production patchwork that delayed its release from December 2012, this sleekly crafted, often nail-biting tale of global zombiepocalypse clicks on both visceral and emotional levels, resulting in an unusually serious-minded summer entertainment whose ideal audience might be described as comicbook fanboys who also listen to “Democracy Now.” Opening a week apart from the more four-quadrant-friendly “Man of Steel” in most markets, “World War Z” should post solid enough numbers at home and abroad, but with a rumored final cost well north of $200 million, »
- Scott Foundas
Remember White Zombie Yes the 1930s cheesy horror flick that Bela Lugosi fronted. Well its being remade and weve got a look at the trailer inside. This one was shot an uber low budget but theres something strangely appropriate about that. Its doubtful that we would have ever seen a studio attempt to dust this one off (it could actually benefit from a quality retooling) so its nice to see an independent filmmaker take the liberties of remaking a forgotten piece of the genre puzzle. »
This contemporary redo stars Elina Madison (interview), Creep Creepersin, Tony Slade, Mindy Robinson, Dean Mounir, Myles Crawford, Anne Montavon, Lea Vonn, Joseph Daniels, Tim Chizmar, Jake Osti, Edward Joyce and Adam Jaffe.
No word yet on a release date.
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The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated last year on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks as well. When Steve informed me that this month’s St. Louis Globe-Democrat is written as if it’s 1934, I jumped at the chance to write about the »
- Tom Stockman
It isn't often that a zombie movie rules the box office, but that's just what Warm Bodies did earlier this month, easily winning its opening weekend, joining the ranks of zombie movies like 2004's Dawn of the Dead, 2009's Zombieland and the four Resident Evil sequels, which all achieved the same distinction. With The Walking Dead returning to TV with record ratings and World War Z arriving this summer to show what Brad Pitt can do against the zombie apocalypse, it's clear that zombies are as relevant as ever in the pop culture zeitgeist, and are determined to only evolve further.
It might be easy to dismiss zombies as mindless, killing machines (and they are that, too), but over their long history, zombies have also figured out how to move, how to talk, and, in the case of Warm Bodies, how to love again. For a full history of the evolution of zombies in movies, »
- Ryan Gowland
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat is a monthly newspaper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of The Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as though it’s the year that the headline is from. It’s an unusual concept but the paper is now in its 25th successful year! Steve and I collaborated last year on an all-Vincent Price issue of The Globe and I’ve been writing a regular movie-related column since. Since there is no on-line version of The Globe, I post all of my articles here at We Are Movie Geeks as well. When Steve informed me that this month’s St. Louis Globe-Democrat is written as if it’s 1934, I jumped at the oppurtunity to write about the »
- Tom Stockman
ShockTillYouDrop.com recently had the chance to chat with genre veteran Elina Madison.
She is quickly approaching 100 credits to her name with the vast majority of what she has worked on being in the realm of horror. Most recently, Madison is appearing in a remake of the Bela Lugosi film White Zombie.
Inside, Shock talks with the actress about her new movie, White Zombie (2014), accepting her role as a scream queen, how she got her start in the horror business, and, she gives us the exclusive scoop on her upcoming film, The Room.
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9 items from 2013
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