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E.T. goes bad in trailer for alien shocker 'Extraterrestrial'

30 July 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

“Keep watching the skies!” warned Douglas Spencer’s reporter at the end of the 1951 science-fiction classic The Thing From Another World. More than 60 years on, that remains good advice for characters in alien-themed horror movies such as the Tribeca-screened Extraterrestrial. This third film from directors the Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) details a weekend getaway by five college friends which goes horribly awry when aliens invade.

Extraterrestrial stars Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Freddie Stroma (the Harry Potter franchise), Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Anja Savcic (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Melanie Papalia (Smiley), and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal »

- Clark Collis

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E.T. goes bad in trailer for alien shocker 'Extraterrestrial'

29 July 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

“Keep watching the skies!” warned Douglas Spencer’s reporter at the end of the 1951 science-fiction classic The Thing From Another World. More than 60 years on, that remains good advice for characters in alien-themed horror movies such as the Tribeca-screened Extraterrestrial. This third film from directors the Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) details a weekend getaway by five college friends which goes horribly awry when aliens invade.

Extraterrestrial stars Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Freddie Stroma (the Harry Potter franchise), Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Anja Savcic (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Melanie Papalia (Smiley), and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal »

- Clark Collis

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Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees

12 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.

This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films.  The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.

Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.

Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.

Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).

Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »

- Terek Puckett

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10 of geek cinema's more curious quirks of fate

10 July 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We take a light-hearted look at a few of the more strange coincidences and quirks of fate in recent cinema history...

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Stories are often built on coincidences and happenstance. Chance encounters at railway stations. Bruce Willis bumping into Ving Rhames while he's out and about in his Honda in Pulp Fiction. But what about those weird patterns we see in our everyday reality, or, more to the point, in cinema history?

When Batman Begins came out, it was widely noted that Christian Bale had already played an unfathomably rich man with a secret double life before, in Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho. Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, even has a surname that's basically Batman with an 'e' added to it.

Those are the kinds of strange quirks of fate we're looking at here. If you have any of your own, do share them in the comments section.

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- ryanlambie

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Trailers From Hell Unearths John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

25 June 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Today on Trailers from Hell, Jesus Trevino talks John Carpenter's creepy 1982 cult classic "The Thing." In contrast to Howard Hawks' trim and efficient "The Thing from Another World" released in 1951, John Carpenter's 1982 remake is an effects-heavy affair that generates most of its suspense from the startling permutations of Rob Bottin's alien make-ups. Kurt Russell delivers another squint-eyed, Clint Eastwood-inspired performance and he’s helped by a supporting cast (including Wilfred Brimley and Richard Dysart) that give convincingly anxiety-ridden turns. Ennio Morricone provides an eerie score (though Carpenter was compelled to add a few musical passages of his own to the soundtrack). »

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The Thing ’82

24 June 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

In contrast to Howard Hawks' trim and efficient The Thing from Another World released in 1951, John Carpenter's 1982 remake is an effects-heavy affair that generates most of its suspense from the startling permutations of Rob Bottin's alien make-ups. Kurt Russell delivers another squint-eyed, Clint Eastwood-inspired performance and he's helped by a supporting cast (including Wilfred Brimley and Richard Dysart) that give convincingly anxiety-ridden turns. Ennio Morricone provides an eerie score (though Carpenter was compelled to add a few musical passages of his own to the soundtrack). 

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Space Travel, Alien Invasions, and Atomic Monsters: The Best 1950s Science Fiction Films

10 June 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

There are no movies more fun to watch than 1950s science fiction. The first of these films went from the sublime to the ridiculous, from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to Cat Women of the Moon (1953). But they all had something for fans who couldn’t get enough of the exciting and popular new genre. The results were mixed but when they were good, they were very good.

Science fiction films of the 1950s have a well-deserved reputation for being cheesy

The first wave of films appealed mostly to the young who were growing up in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The genre went from the books fans were reading to movies easily. The special effects were new and exciting for viewers who accepted that space travel was possible, there was life on other planets and there were fantastic things on Earth yet to be discovered.

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- Gregory Small

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How Steven Spielberg's Night Skies became E.T.

28 May 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Intended as a sequel to Close Encounters, Night Skies began in the 1970s but later stalled. We look at how its ideas evolved into E.T...

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Having scored a phenomenal hit with Jaws in 1975, director Steven Spielberg used his considerable industry clout to make Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - a science fiction fairytale for the UFO age. It was a personal project for Spielberg, conceived and partly written by the director himself (several other writers made uncredited passes on the script), and based on Firelight, the UFO film he'd shot for $500 while he was a teenager.

“I had a real, deep-rooted belief that we had been visited in this century,” the director once said of his fascination with the UFO phenomenon. “I was a real UFO devotee in the 1970s, and really into the UFO phenomenon from reading. For me, it was science.”

Like Jaws, the production »

- ryanlambie

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Check out a clip from the new thriller 'Whitewash' -- Exclusive Video

30 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Forget all those cute, snowflake-suffused Christmas cards. From Howard HawksThe Thing From Another World to the Coen brothers’ Fargo to this week’s somewhat self-explanatory horror movie Blood Glacier, it is an established movie law that terrible things occur in cold weather. And director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais doesn’t seem in any hurry to break that rule with his debut thriller, Whitewash, which is currently available to buy on iTunes and arrives on VOD this coming Friday.

The film stars Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spider-Man 3) as a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator in rural Quebec who accidentally kills a man during a drunken nighttime joyride, »

- Clark Collis

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Poster-Crop Quiz: Can You Guess These Lesser Known Remakes?

24 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Thaw your brain-cicles, readers, because it's time for another Poster-Crop Quiz. If this week's quiz feels a bit familiar, that's quite fitting! In honor of the release of Brick Mansions, we've gathered posters from 10 films you might not immediately recognize as remakes; Brick Mansions being a new version of the 2004 French film District B13. See if you can identify the posters from their cropped images and leave your guesses in the comment section below. The first person to correctly name all 10 posters will receive a shout-out in next week's quiz. The seasons change, but the props remain the same. Still one of my favorite remakes, The Thing is adapted from the same story as was The Thing from Another World, but with such a drastically...

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- Brian Salisbury

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Interview: Jack Reher talks Pin remake

11 February 2014 6:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zachary Leeman talks to screenwriter Jack Reher about his script for the Pin remake...

Not too long ago, we talked to screenwriter Jack Reher about the life of screenwriter and some of his projects currently in production. Among those was the remake of the 80s cult movie Pin.

In a strange turn of events, Reher has released his script for his remake to the web and tweeted it out to his followers not too long ago. The move was to convince fans of the darker tone of the remake and to convince producers that Pin was not just another PG-13 slasher flick, but a thoughtful and creepy R-rated horror movie in the vein of slow boiler flicks like Psycho.

Still, it’s a strange move for a screenwriter to take (leaking his own screenplay) especially when we consider the recent backlash from writer/director Quentin Tarantino when his own script got leaked. »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Horror Remakes That Are Better Than You Might Think

6 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To preface this article, I’d like to openly acknowledge the fact that there isn’t a single “great” film on this list. Furthermore, given the concept of this piece, it’s safe to say that you’re not going to read about any significantly original films either.

The whole remake thing kind of blew those hopes out of the water. That said, we’re going to eye 10 remakes/reboots/reimaginings that were forced through the meat grinder upon arrival, despite the fact that they didn’t entirely deserve such brutish treatment.

Believe it or not, there are a few remakes out there worth watching. The horror world would have you believe that not a single film on this list qualifies, but I’m here – battling valiantly – to prove the voices of many wrong. Dig in for a closer look at some remakes that, while not monumental, still offer some redeeming qualities. »

- Matt Molgaard

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Examining the critical reaction to The Thing

17 January 2014 4:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Ryan Lambie 20 Jan 2014 - 06:27

John Carpenter's The Thing was panned by reviewers in 1982. We take a look at the angry critical reaction and the later reassessment...

It's the summer of 1982, and director John Carpenter is on the cusp of releasing his latest movie, The Thing. For the 34-year-old filmmaker, the release marks the end of a major undertaking: the culmination of months of shooting on freezing cold sets and snowy British Columbia locations, not to mention the execution of complex and time-consuming practical effects scenes.

Carpenter was understandably proud of the results: after the independent such independent hits as Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween and Escape From New York, this was his first studio movie (for Universal) and also his most expensive to date, with a budget of around $15m. And while The Thing had appeared in cinemas before (in the guise of Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby's 1951 sci-fi shocker, »

- ryanlambie

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Ring in the New Year with Our Favorite Horror Reboots

8 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

I hate to say this, horror fiends, but the champagne's going flat. The parties are over and the harsh reality of 2014 is upon us. Lots of people think January is the perfect time to shape up, get focused, and reboot the system. Well, in honor of that mindset, we're taking a look at some of our all-time favorite horror franchise reboots. Whether they take something silly and make it serious, or vice versa, these filmmakers and screenwriters truly embrace the phrase "out with the old and in with the new!"

Halloween (2007)

When Rob Zombie first released House of 1,000 Corpses people sat up and took notice. When he followed it up with the grisly The Devil's Rejects he was lauded as the freshest new voice in horror cinema. When he announced he'd begun work on a reboot of John Carpenter's Halloween series… he was called every dirty name you could think of. »

- Giaco Furino

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