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6 items from 2015

Paradise Lost: The Already Troubled Production History of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5

30 October 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Alien 5 being put “on hold”, Luke Owen looks back at the movie’s brief troubled production…

“The way Fox dealt with me was not cool,” Neill Blomkamp recalls of his time on the unproduced Halo movie. “Right from the beginning, when Mary [Parent] hired me up until the end when it collapsed, they treated me like shit; they were just a crappy studio. I’ll never ever work with Fox ever again because of what happened to Halo – unless they pay me some ungodly amount of money and I have absolute fucking control.”

It’s been a bad year for 20th Century Fox when it comes to their public reputation. The troubled production of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been well documented, with various sources pointing various fingers at various other parties at who was to blame. Fox claim that Trank was the source of all their problems, while »

- Luke Owen

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10 Most Ridiculous Horror Movie Villains

16 October 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


In 1943, audiences flocked to see Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, the first Universal picture to feature two franchise monsters in a fight to the death. The fight didn’t come until the closing moments, but audiences didn’t care – they were seeing the creatures onscreen together for the first time, and that was enough.

Decades later, the bar for horror pictures had fallen so low that watching Tara Reid run away from a Sharknado – not once, not twice, but three times – constituted great entertainment. Or if that wasn’t your cup of tea, you could watch Debbie Gibson run away from Mega Shark.

Horror films aren’t what they used to be, and you have to wonder about the minds that dream up such concepts as David Hasselhoff Vs Killer Snakes (Anaconda 3), Alice Cooper Vs Rubbery Monsters (Monster Dog) and Gary Oldman Vs The Vengeful Spirit (The Unborn »

- Ian Watson

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The Original Shared Universe: A Look Back At the Universal Monsters

16 October 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer is the time for superhero films but October is for ghosts and ghouls. Monsters were box-office gold long before superheroes thrived on screen and film buffs know it was the Universal Studios monsters that originated the concept of the shared universe.

Everybody’s doing it. Shared universes, I mean. It’s the ‘In’ thing to do these days. Disney, Fox and Warner Bros are doing it with their comic book characters. Transformers, Ghostbusters and Robin Hood are planning to do it with their franchises. And so are the revamped Universal Monsters. It already started with Dracula Untold, and others are to follow. Of course, it’s not the first time the Universal Monsters shared the screen together.

And that brings us to the point of this article. Since it’s Halloween time, we get into the spooky spirit of the season as Cinelinx looks back at the one that started it all… »

- (Rob Young)

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The Last Great Horror Icon Is Gone: Where Are the Future Scare Masters?

13 June 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 With the death of horror film legend Christopher Lee, the last of the legendary honor guard of horror has passed on. He was part of an elite group that created the horror genre. Lee’s passing is a reminder that it’s been a long time since we had a new horror film superstar. Is the day of the horror film specialist gone forever? Where are the big-screen boogie-men for the 21st century?


Once upon a time there were a group of actors, known as the ‘screen boogiemen’ who created the horror film/monster movie genre (starting in Universal Studios and later in Hammer Studios.) They were specialists who understood the psychology and performance style of horror cinema and became legends in the industry. The first was silent film star Lon Chaney Sr. (Phantom of the Opera, London After Midnight, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Unholy Three, the Monster, »

- (Rob Young)

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Will Scarlett Johansson Meet The Creature From The Black Lagoon?

9 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Universal attempts to breathe life back into its classic movie monsters, The Tracking Board reports that Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson is the studio’s top choice to star in a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake.

No details yet on which role Johansson, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, would take on, but Jack Arnold’s 1954 original starred Julia Adams as the imperiled female lead, so it’s possible that she could be enlisted for a similar ‘scream queen’ role. The first Creature from the Black Lagoon focused on a group of scientists who, while exploring the Amazon, discovered a dangerous prehistoric creature that was part human and part fish.

The new pic will be part of Univeral’s inchoate Universal Monsters brand, which kicked off last fall with Dracula Untold. Though that Luke Evans historical epic was weakly reviewed, it proved a box office success, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Top 5 Shared Cinematic Universes

4 April 2015 8:28 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Shared, multi-franchise universes are all the rage right now, with many studios jumping on board to milk the cash cow. Cinelinx takes a look back at the five best combine universes in film. 

The Avengers have made shared universes the big film craze of recent years. DC/Warner Bros. is planning to copy Marvel/Disney’s unified universe success with their own cross-franchise world, anchored by the Justice League. Disney is also spreading out its Star Wars universe, with annual solo films alternating between the main franchise and spin-offs featuring characters like Obi-Wan, Yoda and Boba Fett. Universal Studios has begun building their own monster-verse, starting with Dracula Untold. Fox is planning to merge their X-Men/Fantastic Four franchises. Paramount is looking at sequels and spin-offs to the Transformers series, making it into a multi-franchise story. Sony is toying with the idea of a combined universe built around the legend of Robin Hood, »

- (Rob Young)

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