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May you get the gift you want the most tomorrow or today (depending on when you're reading this)! Or in the next week. Don't rush Santa. Since the next two months we'll be jampacked with awards festivities televised and otherwise -- and the Film Bitch Awards comin' up real soon and daily -- there will be precious little time to recap. So herewith an Icymi roundup so that Team Experience can take a 24 hour break for gifting and egg-noggy boozing before we're back to the holiday-movie-Oscar-buzzing-year- in-review madness. If you've only recently been tuning in for awardage and are catching up with the year's movies frantically and wanting to read about them, catch up!
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- NATHANIEL R
by Tim Brayton
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most special of all horror classics: it was on December 9, 1941 that Universal Pictures released The Wolf Man. And in so doing, the studio that did so much to invent American horror cinema made one of its most lasting contributions to popular culture.
The Wolf Man was not the first werewolf movie (though it can be easily argued that, at the time it was released, it was the best), but its success did more to pave the way for future werewolves in film and literature than any other individual work of art »
- Tim Brayton
The classic Universal Monsters have always had a special place in my heart. Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and The Bride Of Frankenstein, all of these iconic images haunted my childhood in the best of ways. So when it was rumored that we would be getting a brand new franchise to bring all the classics together, I was equally excited, and perhaps a whole lot concerned. With several... Read More »
Fox’s first official monster movie is a terrific-looking but mostly flat mystery that tries its utmost not to be a horror film at all. It’s a head scratcher that will interest fans of the expressive John Brahm, and help completists scratch another werewolf film off their gotta-see lists.
Kl Studio Classics
1942 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 62 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
<Film Editor Harry Reynolds
Written byLillie Hayward, Michel Jacoby from a novel by Jessie Douglas Kerrruish
Produced by Bryan Foy
Directed by John Brahm
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
After the heyday of Universal horror in the first half of the 1930s, horror pictures went on the decline for over twenty years. »
- Glenn Erickson
David Cronenberg puts Canada on the horror map with yet another early career ick-fest, about a vampiric woman armed with a new mutant organ. Marilyn Chambers is the dangerous female who spreads a plague of bloody murder. Fun for the whole family.
1977 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 91 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / 34.93
Cinematography René Verzier
Makeup Effects Joe Blasco
Music Supervisor Ivan Reitman
Editor Jean Lafleur
Written and Directed by David Cronenberg
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Now available in Region A, David Cronenberg’s Rabid is slightly different than the Blu-ray released in the UK last year by Arrow. It’s touted as a new transfer. Some of the previous extras have been retained and others dropped, and two new items have been added. »
- Glenn Erickson
Artist Alex Ross recently unveiled his stunning new Universal Monsters artwork, already giving San Diego Comic-Con attendees something to look forward to at next year's event.
...Alex Ross Fine Art is proud to announce the launch the Classic Universal Monsters Set. These icons of the monster horror genre were produced by Universal Studios during the 1920's throughout the 1950's.
Alex has painted the definitive versions of these stars of "Creature Features" and will premiere officially at the San Diego Comic Con in 2017. Alex painted these classics both in their original black and white and color tinted editions.
The Classic Universal Monsters set will include:
- Derek Anderson
British people apparently don’t understand vampires.
Dogs Trust Brigend has an adorable 7-year-old Lhasa Apso named Milo in its care, and the little guy has become quite popular across the internet for his protruding lower set of fangs.
Dogs Trust seems to think this makes him a vampire.
That is emphatically incorrect. Your classic vampire typically has extended eye teeth (or canines), which extend downwards from the upper jaw, as to better facilitate biting.
Just in time for Halloween tomorrow, acclaimed artist Alex Ross has unveiled three rather amazing new pieces from his upcoming Universal Monsters collection, featuring The Invisible Man, The Mummy and The Wolf Man. Check them out here…
The full collection will be unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con next year, and will include a print entitled ‘Monster Mash’, featuring all of the Universal Monsters together, along with seperate prints for Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Via Cbr »
- Gary Collinson
Planning on holing up this weekend with a big bowl of fun-sized candy (trick-or-treaters be damned) and some movies? You're in luck, because there are lots of great films playing on basic cable. Favorites like Hocus Pocus, Paranormal Activity, and Zombieland will be playing on various channels all weekend. Of course, there are lots of spooky movies on Netflix, but this way, you can just turn on one channel and plug in for hours. Check it out! Freeform: 13 Nights of Halloween Saturday, Oct. 29 7 a.m. — The Nightmare Before Christmas 8:35 a.m. — Corpse Bride 10:35 a.m. — The Hunger Games 1:45 a.m. — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 5:15 p.m. — The Addams Family 7:20 p.m. — The Addams Family Values 9:25 p.m. — Hocus Pocus 11:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow Sunday, Oct. 30 7 a.m. — Corpse Bride 9 a.m. — Spooky Buddies 11:05 a.m. — Scooby-Doo 1:10 a.m. — Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 3:15 p. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Every Halloween, Robert George Pickett rises from the grave. (Figuratively.)
The song that made Pickett famous (three times over), “Monster Mash,” spikes to 40 times its regular view and search volume on YouTube every Halloween, and with good reason. It is a uniquely ripe piece of American cheese, a novelty hit that stands among the best of a decade packed with them, and Pickett’s life — and dogged attempts to keep grabbing the brass ring he glimpsed with the song — represent a uniquely American story.
Pickett was in born in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1938, right in the middle of Universal Studios’ reign atop the horror movie industry. »
Universal is taking another step forward in getting the latest version of their Universal Monsters universe to the big screen, as they have hired another writer to pen their new The Wolf Man movie.
According to THR, Universal has hired Dave Callaham to work on a new draft of The Wolf Man. A previous version of the screenplay was written by Aaron Guzikowski (new Friday the 13th movie, Prisoners). In addition to having a story credit on 2014's Godzilla, Callaham co-wrote the screenplays for Doom and The Expendables, and has also worked on the script for the long in development Zombieland 2.
Based on the 1941 Universal movie of the same name (which starred Lon Chaney, Jr. in the titular role), The Wolf Man is part of the Universal Monsters universe that also includes Frankenstein's Monster, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula.
- Derek Anderson
Tony Sokol Oct 17, 2016
Universal hired a new writer to help bring The Wolf Man back to the screen...
It wasn’t the Wolf Man’s fault he walked so thorny, it was the screenwriter’s. Universal is rebooting its horror classics for a new generation. For the remake of the 1941 film The Wolf Man, which starred Lon Chaney Jr., they are handing over the wolfbane to Dave Callaham, who wrote the screenplays for The Expendables, Doom, Tell-Tale and the upcoming Zombieland 2.
Callaham will be re-writing the first draft which was written by Aaron Guzikowski, who in turn wrote the screenplays for Prisoners and Friday The 13th. Callaham’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson was recently picked up to series by Amazon.
Universal hasn’t given away much as far as plot for The Wolf Man remake, but we know it’s about the stout-hearted Larry Talbot, heir to the Talbot family fortune and castle. »
Universal must be feeling pretty good about the upcoming remake of The Mummy that’s arriving next year because they keep on adding more names to their ever-expanding monsters universe. The latest person to have their name thrown into the ring is screenwriter David Callaham, who has been tasked with resurrecting The Wolf Man. The Hollywood […]
The post Universal’s ‘The Wolf Man’ Gets Expendable With a New Screenwriter appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of September 13th and 20th, 2016.
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Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition The Captive Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe De Palma Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler The Exotic Dances Of Bettie Page The Fits Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection The Horrible Dr. Hichcock Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Love Me or Leave Me Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn The Monster of Piedras Blancas Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Raising Cain Road House Sin The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum Transformers: The Movie The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Yours, Mine and Ours Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition Beware! »
- Ryan Gallagher
It’s coming up to 30 years since the iconic Predator locked horns with a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. While the Austrian Oak’s fortunes have varied of late, his former opponent is set for another round of hunt the human… and this time the brooding presence of Benicio del Toro could be brought into play.
20th Century Fox are reportedly keen to sign the Usual Suspects star for fresh entry The Predator. Action supremo Shane Black is on board to direct. Black appeared in the original flick in a supporting role and the nostalgia trip doesn’t end there. The script bears the name of Eighties legend Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad) and one man blockbuster machine Joel Silver (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon) is one of the producers.
- Steve Palace
September 13th boasts over 30 horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, so I hope you guys have been saving up, because there are a lot of great choices to spend your money on this week. The highly anticipated 30th Anniversary Edition of Aliens comes home this week courtesy of 20th Century Fox, and if you are a big fan of James Wan’s latest sequel, you’ll undoubtedly want to pick up The Conjuring on Blu-ray or DVD this Tuesday.
Universal Studios is keeping busy this Tuesday with two Universal Monster collections celebrating Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, and Scream Factory’s Raising Cain Blu-ray arrives this week, too. Also, if you happened to miss the special edition of the giallo classic Tenebrae earlier this year, Synapse Films is putting out a basic Blu that fans will definitely want to nab (as a proud owner of the Collector’s Edition, »
- Heather Wixson
Beyond Fest must have their check in the mail, because ol' Jack Burton himself is coming to the festival for a 30th anniversary screening of Big Trouble in Little China. Filmmaker James Gunn will be on hand to discuss the cult John Carpenter movie with the beloved actor, and that's only one of many events fans will want to mark on their fall calendars.
Taking place September 30th–October 11th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, Beyond Fest 2016 will also feature screenings of Phantasm: Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered, George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead in 3-D, Martin, In a Valley of Violence, The Wolf Man (1941), The Bad Batch, Raw, and City of the Living Dead.
- Derek Anderson
It's bad enough to be a werewolf, hunted by the light of the full moon. But to be a foreign werewolf? That's beyond cruel. An American Werewolf in London squirms with comic unease from the get-go, and almost immediately from its release 35 years ago — August 21st, 1981 — the bipolar horror-comedy has been celebrated on two impressively different fronts: as a landmark in startling makeup effects that legitimized the gross-out, and as a riotous piece of fish-out-of-water college humor. Calling the film a sick joke is perfectly apt. It's a sweaty, shuddery experience, »
Funko will offer frights and fun in miniature form with their upcoming Mystery Minis Horror Series 3. Following up their eclectic first two collections of horror icons is no easy task, but Funko looks to be up for the challenge, as an early look at their Horror Classics Series 3 reveals some exciting additions to their macabre Mystery Minis lineup.
Revealed by PopVinyls.com, the early look at Funko’s Horror Mystery Minis Series 3 features a lineup that includes the following:
The Wolf Man American Psycho‘s Patrick Bateman Freddy Krueger with his syringe fingers from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors The Great White shark from Jaws The Shining‘s Grady twins The Mummy A possessed Regan from The Exorcist A zombified Jason Voorhees armed with a hatchet Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show The fun phantasm Slimer from Ghostbusters Elvira Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange »
- Derek Anderson
Two of the most iconic Universal movie monsters will be celebrated in Complete Legacy Collection Blu-rays due out on September 13th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Containing several discs and packed with multiple films and plenty of bonus features, both The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray and Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-rays are priced at $29.72 apiece. We have each release’s bonus features and a look at their cover art:
The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray details (via Amazon): “The original Wolf Man is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 7 films from the original legacy including the eerie classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the »
- Derek Anderson
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