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That's right, all you West Coast monster fans! The date is set, and the roster of celebrities is already looking like a who's who of horror! The next Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters will be held April 13th-15th, 2012, at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, California. You have been warned!
Presented by Eliot Brodsky's The Rubber Room, Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters features award-winning F/X artists, horror genre celebrities, monster related artwork on display and for sale, special guests and presentations, and a walk-through monster museum! Just who are the special guests, you ask? Read on...
Amongst the F/X artists already scheduled to attend are: Ve Neill (Academy Award winning F/X artist of Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean), Michael Westmore (Academy Award winning F/X artist of "The Munsters," Rocky, Raging Bull, Mask, "Star Trek" series), Steve Johnson (Blade II, »
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Richard Klemensen’s Little Shoppe of Horrors is one of the genre’s best publications. Like Gary Svehla’s beautiful Midnight Marquee, it is a labor of love for its publisher and it is currently up to issue twenty-six. Subtitled “The Journal of Classic British Horror Films” and brimming with images that you probably can’t easily find elsewhere, each issue runs nearly 100 pages in black and white. The front and rear covers consist of beautiful and original color artwork depicting such favorites as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and scenes from such films as Frankenstein Created Woman and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed. Sandwiched between these beautiful color images are enthusiastic letters to the editor, reviews of similar publications, and book reviews to name just a few goodies. Readers can also find in-depth interviews with actors such as Alan Wheatley (from 1981!), Jane Merrow, »
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Netflix has recently added Kevin Smith’s Red State and John Carpenter’s The Ward to their streaming service. Other recently released horror movies include Paranormal Activity 2, The Last Exorcism, Poltergeist II, Poltergeist III, Ghoulies, Children of the Corn: Revelations, and The Nesting.
Older horror films tend to be less visible on their streaming service, so here are some other titles you may be interested in giving a try: Dracula (1931), Dracula (1979), Dracula Ad 1972, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb, Vampire Circus, The Crimson Cult, Count Yorga, Vampire, The Return of Count Yorga, Witchfinder General, Countess Dracula, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, The Fly. »
- Jonathan James
Producer and writer behind a string of popular TV series
The producer Christopher Neame, who has died of an aneurysm aged 68, found his greatest success in television, making popular series such as Danger Uxb (1979), about a second world war bomb-disposal unit; The Flame Trees of Thika (1981), adapted from Elspeth Huxley's book about British settlers in Kenya; The Irish Rm (1983-85); and Soldier Soldier (1991-97).
His father, Ronald Neame, was a director and cinematographer who co-produced and co-wrote Brief Encounter and Great Expectations for David Lean. Ronald's father, Elwin, was a director who worked in silent films, as did Elwin's wife, the actor Ivy Close. Noël Coward was Christopher's godfather.
Inevitably, Neame grew up immersed in the film business. Born in Windsor, Berkshire, he attended the King's school, Canterbury, but spent much of his time at Pinewood studios, where his father worked. He regularly rubbed shoulders with the stars – on »
- Anthony Hayward
Sometimes sequels get overlooked or pre-emptively dismissed for the very thing that got them green-lit: the title. Sometimes they're hamstrung by the poor reputation of other sequels that preceded them. Sometimes they're wrong for their time, and right for a later time. In any case here are the twenty most-maligned movie sequels I can think of, ordered by the disparity between their quality and their reception...
20: Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
19: Return Of The Living Dead 3 (1993)
18: The French Connection II (1975)
17: Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)
16: Superman III (1983)
15: Predator 2 (1990)
14: Hannibal (2001)
13: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
12: Back To The Future Part III (1990)
11: Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
10: Return Of The Jedi (1983)
9: Alien Resurrection (1997)
8: Robocop 2 (1990)
7: Escape From La (1996)
6: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
5: Psycho II (1983)
4: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
3: The Exorcist III »
“My name is Bond - James Bond". That classic introduction to the cinema’s greatest secret agent is as famous as “I am Dracula, I bid you welcome.” When the box office success of Dr No (1962) turned the unknown Sean Connery into a movie legend, Hammer was never far away from the franchise. With their own films running parallel to the Bond series, Hammer and Eon Productions often made use of the same talent.
Dr No also marked the debuts of Bernard Lee (the first of 11 films as M) and Lois Maxwell (the first of 14 as Miss Moneypenny). Lee had a brief turn as Tarmut in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) and despite never starring in a Hammer horror, Maxwell turned up in their early fifties thrillers Lady in the Fog (1953) and Mantrap (1954).
As doomed double-agent Professor Dent, Anthony Dawson is best known as the vile Marquis in Curse »
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Born in St. Louis on May 27, 1911, iconic actor Vincent Price retained a special fondness for his place of origin, and that love is now reciprocated with Vincentennial, a celebration of his 100th birthday in his hometown. Price was not only a notable St. Louisan but one of the 20th century.s most remarkable men. To do full justice to the range of his accomplishments, Vincentennial features not only a 10-day film festival but also a pair of exhibits, a stage production, two publications, and illuminating discussions by Price experts and film historians. We decided to do a special edition of Top Ten Tuesday here at We Are Movie Geeks in honor of the many great films that Vincent Price starred in, and after we had assembled the list we realized that all ten of these films will be showing at the »
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