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Your 2013 Halloween Season TV Preview (abridged) with Schedules

Last year we ran a schedule of every TV/Cable network schedule we could find that could be construed as Horror or Halloween related for the month of October. Let’s just say it proved useful for our readers and even for our staff when they were looking to find something to watch, wanted to program their DVR’s or didn’t want to miss out on some great “live” Horror. Isn’t there something about having a movie fed to you on TV as opposed to watching it on Blu-ray or DVD or streaming? We may not like commercials, but the randomness that you can associate with a TV program itinerary is novel. It removes a little bit of control from the audience who is all to concerned with being in control these days (just look at the reasons behind publishing a piece like this).

So here’s the 2013 Halloween Seasonal TV Preview,
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A Brief History of the Weird West in Movies

An interesting sub-genre called the Weird West has been around longer than most people think, and certainly Cowboys & Aliens won’t be the last, but it might be one of the more successful film mash-ups in the rarely talked about genre. First of all, what’s the Weird West? It’s a term used to describe a western that uses sci-fi, horror, or fantasy elements in its narrative. And although it was popularized by authors, especially Joe R. Lansdale, it has had a long history in film dating back all the way to the early 1930s.

Because of the iconic themes and ideals with in the western movie, which often mirrors the fantastical elements in a sci-fi tale, such as (but not limited to) unknown wilderness and the survival of pioneers, and social decay and order, it would not be very long before the two genres merged, given us a
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Roger Corman Presents Dinocroc vs Supergator July 12th on DVD, Blu-ray

.An Awesome B-Movie Slice of Saturday Night Fun!. . April MacIntyre, MonstersandCritics.com Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill), in one of his final performances. Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from mutating
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DVD/Blu-ray Giveaway: Roger Corman’s Dinocroc vs. Supergator

Who doesn’t appreciate a good ol fashion monster smackdown? Roger Corman certainly does. The prolific producer’s latest is “Dinocroc vs. Supergator”, which, as you might have guessed, pits a Dinocroc against a Supergator. Two enters, but only one leaves! Or some such. Thanks to the good folks over at Anchor Bay Entertainment, we have four copies of “Dinocroc vs. Supergator” to give away to four lucky winners, including two standard DVD copy, and two Blu-ray copies. Read on for the details. The Movie: Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill), in one of his final performances.
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Contest: Win Dinocroc Vs. Supergator On Blu-ray And DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Roger Corman Present Dinocroc Vs. Supergator

The Showdown Begins July 12th on Blu-ray and DVD and you have a chance to win the cool movie on Blu-ray and DVD starting today!

Here's what we want you to do:

All you have to do is tell us what your favorite David Carradine movie/show is and why. anything goes, from "Kung Fu" to "Kill Bill", anything in between to this movie so get detailed for us. "Like" Anchor Bay on Facebook The contest will end on July 12th (street date), we'll pick our winners and have the prizes mailed to you. 

Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman.
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New DVD / Blu-ray Commentary Clip: Dinocroc vs. Supergator

We're almost there, kids! The July 12th release date of Dinocroc vs. Supergator (review here) is right around the corner, and we have landed a couple of clips to get you primed for this epic battle!

From the Press Release

Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill) in one of his final performances.

Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from mutating fruits and vegetables to alligators,
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2 New Awesome Clips From The Dinocroc Vs Supergator DVD And Blu-ray Release

Check out this new clip from executive producer Roger Corman and director Jim Wynorski as they talk about casting the pretty girls in Dinocroc Vs. Supergator!. Dig on the second clip too called "hot tub horror"! Look for the DVD and Blu-ray on July 12th.

Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine in one of his final performances. 

Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from mutating fruits and vegetables to alligators, crocodiles and dinosaurs,
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New Blu-ray Clip: Dinocroc vs. Supergator

The epic battle between Dinocroc vs. Supergator (review here) is crashing its way onto Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got a new clip from the Blu to chum your waters. Dig it!

The showdown begins July 12th!

From the Press Release: Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill), in one of his final performances.

Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from mutating fruits and vegetables to alligators,
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DVD/Blu-ray Box Art, Trailer And Stills From Dinocroc vs. Supergator

 

Cool! Yet another creature feature is headed our way soon, get ready for Dinocroc Vs. Supergator chomping its way onto Blu-ray and DVD via Anchor Bay. I love these crazy movies! Dig on the cool stills and trailer after the jump!

                                      The Showdown Begins July 12th on Blu-ray and DVD

Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill), in one of his final performances. 

Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he
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Dinocroc vs. Supergator - Blu-ray / DVD Trailer Debut

The epic battle of Dinocroc vs. Supergator (review here) is crashing its way onto Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got the trailer for you to get your betting going! Whoever wins ... practical effects lose. Check it out!

The Showdown Begins July 12th!

From the Press Release

Monster smackdowns are as old as the movies themselves. Frankenstein vs. The Wolf Man. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. Freddy vs. Jason. But now Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly unleashes the ultimate Monster (S)Mash: Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, from Oscar®-winning executive producer Roger Corman. Dinocroc Vs. Supergator reunited Corman with cult star David Carradine (Death Race 2000, Kill Bill), in one of his final performances.

Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from
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New 'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer: Daniel Craig Comes to the Fore

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'Cowboys & Aliens' has to be one of the better movie titles to come down the pike in quite a while, hearkening back to a past era of genre exploitation ('Earth vs. the Flying Saucers') and mixed-genre mashups ('Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter' and 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula').

But titles alone don't make the movie. That's up to the directors and stars, something 'Cowboy's & Aliens' has in spades: There's hip director Jon Favreau and an all-star cast including Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Walton Goggins, Keith Carradine and Adam Beach.

The film -- about aliens invading the Earth in 1873, with only ragtag cowboys and Apaches standing in their way -- has been getting a lot of buzz, to say the least and, now that its release date of July 29 is fast-approaching, DreamWorks/Universal has released a new trailer.
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Wondercon 2011: Priest (2011)

The resuscitation of the classic western genre seems to occur whenever it's fused with another genre, producing dissonant hybrids, intriguing for their anachronistic elements. These hybrids seem to negate the threat mumbled through clenched teeth that, "There's just not room enough for both of us in this here town." Whereas with Cowboys & Aliens Jon Favreau has pursued the "science fiction western"--following on the outlaw trail of such steampunk narratives as Wild Wild West (1999), Back to the Future III (1990) and the ridiculous but oddly entertaining The Valley of Gwangi (1969)--the category of the "weird west" is even richer in representation, ranging from Billy the Kid vs. Dracula and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (both released in 1966), through Ravenous (1999), The Burrowers...
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Edward Cullen Vs. Cinema’s Most Famous Vampires

Edward Cullen is without question the most iconic movie vampire of the 2000s. Critics cannot argue with that (go ahead, try to argue, critics; I’ll wait). However, many take issue with “The Twilight Saga’s” portrayal of vampires, complaining that it breaks many of the genre’s ”rules.”

While it’s true, does that really matter since it’s all fiction, anyway? And aren’t rules, as they say, meant to be broken? (Imagine if Batman still looked like this.) The answer depends on whom you ask.

In this week’s column, I compare Edward with his blood-sucking predecessors, matching him up with the most iconic film vampire from each era.The breakdown should give Twi-Hards a better understanding of the lineage “Twilight” draws upon… or choices to ignore. Use the information as you see fit: to defend Edward’s character, to criticize it, or to stock in your
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"Deadman's Road" (Book Review)

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Quick, name a good horror/Western. It’s a tough ask; from Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula to Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat to this year’s Jonah Hex debacle—too many blanks and too few bullets. As such, few would argue that author Joe R. Lansdale’s straightforward 1986 novella Dead In The West has retained this particular mashup’s championship belt for a 25-year reign, although it must be conceded that the quality of the intervening challengers has been wobblier than a three-legged horse.
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Werewolves Will Fear Fdr: American Badass

No doubt looking to capitalize on the burgeoning trend of melding classic literature and historical figures with horror (i.e., Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), now America's 32nd President will be getting in on the monster fighting action in Fdr: American Badass.

Actor Garrett Brawith will make his directorial debut helming this rewriting of history from comedy writer Ross Patterson that sees Franklin Delano Roosevelt slaying werewolves, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito with his weaponized custom wheelchair. Shooting of Fdr: American Badass begins in December.

Makes you wonder where this trend will go next. Teddy Roosevelt hunting Sasquatch? Ben Franklin reimagined as Dr. Frankenstein? Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn rafting the Mississippi River fighting a Great White Shark? Billy the Kid vs. Dracula?

Oh, right, they've already done that last one.

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(Blank) vs. (Blank): 10 Movies That Take on the Other

Chicago – With the release of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” there is a reminder of all the films in cinema history that dared to challenge something, within an existence that sometimes has trouble getting out of bed. Here are ten such films, filling in the holes of and taking on the mantle of (Blank) vs. (Blank).

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer

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This weeper did take on some pretty lofty issues in a post feminist society where gender roles – while loosening up considerably – were still pretty rigid. Meryl Streep does her usual scene stealing as Joanna Kramer, a frustrated wife and mother who shakes up circumstances by leaving her husband Ted (Dustin Hoffman) and their young boy Billy (Justin Henry).

Ted is forced to care for a child he’s barely known, and goes through a transition of his own. This Academy Award winning Best Picture
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