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A Shot in the Dark

16 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This sequel to 1963’s The Pink Panther is a smaller-scaled affair and all the better for it as director Blake Edwards is able to focus his attention on that great Parisian bumbler, the cosmically inept Inspector Jacques Clouseau – played to slapstick perfection by Peter Sellers. Based on a stage play (that did not include the Clouseau character), the 1964 hit introduced two long running players to the series, Burt Kwouk as Cato, Clouseau’s over-eager Man Friday and, memorably, Herbert Lom as the long suffering Commissioner Dreyfus.

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From Kong to Kong: the 18 greatest monster movie scores

13 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Kong: Skull Island out now, Sean Wilson looks back at the classic monster movies with top tunes…

It’s time for Kong to reclaim his crown as king of the movie monsters in all-action blockbuster romp Kong: Skull Island, the latest instalment in the ongoing Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures ‘MonsterVerse’ that will eventually see the great ape do battle with the equally legendary Godzilla.

Featuring an all-star cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, Skull Island also features a rousing score from Captain America: Civil War composer Henry Jackman who uses every orchestral force at his disposal to depict Kong’s overwhelming size.

So what better time to recap the all-time-greatest monster movie scores from Hollywood and beyond?

King Kong (Max Steiner, 1933)

The one that started it all, as well as the birth of the monster movie and its accompanying soundtrack. Few »

- Sean Wilson

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The film that stopped Burt Reynolds working for two years

7 February 2017 5:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 19, 2017

Burt Reynolds was one of the biggest movie stars in the world in the early 1980s. But then he made a film with Clint Eastwood...

Burt Reynolds was, at one stage, the biggest movie star in the world. His movies regularly topped the box office, and as such, move studios were eager to work with him. That made the union of him and Clint Eastwood in the 1984 project City Heat such a salivating one.

Little did Reynolds know, however, that City Heat would have a hefty impact on his career, and his star power.

The film was originally set to be directed by The Pink Panther's Blake Edwards, but Eastwood instead wanted, and got, Private Benjamin's Richard Benjamin behind the camera. On the first day of shooting for the movie, though, came an accident that would have serious ramificaitons.

Burt Reynolds tells the story of »

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Seddok, L’erede di Satana (Atom Age Vampire)

21 January 2017 9:47 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Seddok, l’erede di Satana (Atom Age Vampire)

Region 2 Pal DVD

Terminal Video Italia Srl

1960 / B&W / 1:66 flat letterbox / 103 min. / Street Date June 12, 2011 / available through Amazon.it / Eur 6,64

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Ivo Garrani, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Rina Franchetti, Franca Parisi, Roberto Bertea.

Cinematography: Aldo Giordani

Film Editor: Gabrielle Varriale

Makeup Effects: Euclide Santoli

Original Music: Armando Trovajoli

Written by: Gino De Santis, Alberto Bevilacqua, Anton Giulio Majano; story by Piero Monviso

Produced by: Elio Ippolito Mellino (as Mario Fava)

Directed by Anton Giulio Majano

Let me herewith take a break from new discs to review an Italian release from six years ago, a movie that for years we knew only as Atom Age Vampire. Until sporadic late- night TV showings appeared, it existed for us ’60s kids as one or two interesting photos in Famous Monsters magazine. Forry Ackerman steered away from adult films, with the effect that »

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William Peter Blatty, 'The Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

13 January 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

William Peter Blatty, the author and Oscar-winning screenwriter of the horror classic The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89.

The Exorcist director William Friedkin revealed news of Blatty's death, tweeting Friday morning, "William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday."

Stephen King tweeted, "Rip William Peter Blatty, who wrote the great horror novel of our time. So long, Old Bill."

Before authoring what's considered one of the greatest horror novels of all time and adapting the work into an Oscar-nominated blockbuster, Blatty specialized in comedy, »

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William Peter Blatty, ‘Exorcist’ Author, Dies at 89

13 January 2017 8:34 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

William Peter Blatty, author of the famed horror novel “The Exorcist,” died Thursday at the of age 89. His death was confirmed Friday on Twitter by William Friedkin, the director of the film adaptation of Blatty’s book. Released in 1971, “The Exorcist” is regarded as one of the seminal works in horror fiction. Prior to writing “The Exorcist,” Blatty started his career in Hollywood as the writing partner of comedy auteur Blake Edwards, working on scripts for films such as the 1964 film “A Shot In The Dark,” which featured Inspector Clouseau in the sequel to “The Pink Panther.” After his »

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