The Hero Complex Gallery is holding an art show dedicated to Steven Spielberg's classic 1975 film Jaws called Smile, You Son of a Bitch! An Art Tribute. Thanks to /Film, we have a few pieces that will be included in the show to share with you. They are all really cool designs that come from artists such as Craig Drake, Marko Manev, Joshua Budich, Cuyler Smith, and many more.
It show takes place for three days only, November 1-3, at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. There's a $10 cover, and proceeds from the show go to PangeaSeed, which is an activism group which raises awareness for the preservation and conservation of sharks.
- Joey Paur
It’s that wonderful, frightful, cool and creepy time of year again, when everything including the leaves on the trees are dying and our taste buds are craving sugary sweets and pies made from the guts of our jack-o-lanterns. It’s October, which means Halloween is nearly upon us! Get you costumes completed, your home haunts constructed and your candy collected for trick’r treaters, because you have to make time to watch some of the scariest movies this time of year.
In an effort to assist you in your cinematic scare-fest, we’ve come up with a list of the scariest movies to watch on Halloween… with one caveat. We have excluded virtually all “slasher” flicks. Why? Well, let’s just say we all know them, we all love them on some level, but really… don’t we all want something more in our scary movies? In honor of »
- Movie Geeks
With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
1) I »
- Uncle Creepy
Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson; Starring: John Milius, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, George Hamilton, Paul Schrader, Sam Elliott, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Dreyfuss; Running time: 103 mins; Certificate: 15
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."
With a ferocious demeanor as sharp as the iconic movie lines he wrote, John Milius became an 'enfant terrible' amongst studio executives despite his credits including Apocalypse Now, Dirty Harry, Jaws and Conan The Barbarian. The rise and fall of the legendary scribe and script doctor is a narrative worthy of Hollywood itself, laden with potent twists and superbly conveyed in this fascinating documentary.
Milius unfolds chronologically and fuses classic footage from movies alongside archival and newly-recorded interviews with key players, interspersed with candid behind-the-scenes audio and visual recordings. These all combine »
Hans Zimmer has been composing classic Hollywood scores for 30 years, but you can practically pinpoint when he was handed the baton to become the Maestro. For more than a generation, John Williams, famous for Jaws, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, was the artist who scored our dreams, but last July, Warner Bros. announced that it was retiring Williams’ iconic Superman theme. Instead, Zimmer — the composer behind The Dark Knight, Inception, and Gladiator — would provide the melody that a new generation of kids would hum while they pretend to fly around their backyards after seeing Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time for one reason: the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. Enjoy!
Written and directed by Samuel Fuller
Shock Corridor stars Peter Breck as Johnny Barrett, an ambitious reporter who wants to expose the killer at the local insane asylum. To solve the case, he must pretend to be insane so they have him committed. Once in the asylum, »
Since the end of the 1990s, lovers of animal attack films have been subjected to copious amounts of uninspired Nu Image, Syfy Channel and Syfy Channel-like dreck like Silent Predators (1999), Maneater (2007) Croc (2007), Grizzly Rage (2007) and a stunning amount of terrible shark attack films to name a few that barely scratch the surface of a massive list.
These movies fail miserably to capture the intensity of the unforgettable films they are imitating and the recent wave seems to carry with it the intent of giving the Revolt of Nature horror film a bad name. »
- Terek Puckett
Though there's still a few days left of Hero Complex Gallery's Walking Dead exhibit, the California-based gallery is wasting no time getting a move on their next event. And up next, they pay tribute to one of the greatest horror films of all time; Jaws!
Titled 'Smile, You Son of a Bitch!,' the tribute features Jaws-themed artwork from nearly 100 different artists, a collaboration that's about more than merely showing off kickass art and honoring a classic. Money raised from donations at the door will go directly to PangeaSeed, an international organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species.
Perhaps not a cause that Chief Brody would support, given his experiences, but we must remember that Jaws was merely a work of fiction - even the book's writer, Peter Benchley, was quoted as saying that "We should be afraid of »
- John Squires
With an army of fans known as 'Hiddlestoners', it's difficult to browse any website without the Brit actor's name popping up. Handily, Digital Spy has ten facts about the star that you may not know.
1. Born in Westminster, London in 1981 to former stage manager Diana Patricia and James Norman, a manager of a pharmaceutical company, Hiddleston is of both Scottish and English descent. He grew up with his two sisters in Wimbledon and later moved to Oxford.
2. Prior to hitting the big time in Kenneth Branagh's Wallander, he'd made a few blink and you'll miss it TV appearances. His on-screen debut was playing a Lord in the TV movie The Life of Nicholas Nickleby, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. »
Visual effects technology has become so advanced over the last few decades that it’s easy for movie fans to take everything for granted. It was only 1975 when Steven Spielberg was using a malfunctioning mechanical shark to film Jaws and today directors can use programs to animate photorealistic settings and characters to fulfill their wildest dreams (for better or worse).
It’s become common for moviegoers to expect high quality work from big budgeted films – but every once in a while, we are witnesses to a rare film that pushes the current boundaries of filmmaking and revolutionizes the industry.
Gravity is being hailed as the latest groundbreaking film, and its success got us thinking about some of the ...
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- Chris Agar
In the world of horror cinema, the best way to fight a monster–be it supernatural, human, or natural one–is with a character that possesses special knowledge and skills. These experts, recruited into battle by other characters or colliding with the conflict intentionally, are the savants of the horror world.
Examples of savant characters include David Warner’s bat expert Phillip Payne in Nightwing, Zelda Rubinstein’s spiritual medium Tangina in Poltergeist, Matthew McConaughey’s dragon slayer Denton Van Zan in Reign of Fire, Lin Shaye’s paranormal investigator Elise Rainier in Insidious, and Otto Jespersen’s monster killer Hans in Trollhunter.
This article, divided into three sections based on what type of monstrous force is being fought, focuses on the greatest savant characters the horror genre has to offer.
Vs. The Supernatural
- Terek Puckett
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Peter Bradshaw on crime
Controversially, the cinema has always made criminals look cool. The big screen loves bad guys and, to modify Blake's description of Milton, has often been of the devil's party, while knowing it perfectly well. Yet crime and transgression are the stuff of drama and real life, too. Howard Hawks's Scarface in 1932 gave us Paul Muni's criminal sociopath Tony Camonte, brilliantly reinvented by Brian De Palma in 1983 with Al Pacino in the lead role.
The gangster genre showed how criminal networks operated inside their own fiercely moral codes and stood in direct opposition to courtroom dramas such as Twelve Angry Men, with its »
The shark is one of the most filmed and documented marine animal probably because it is probably the most feared. There is plenty of emotion attached to sharks; we’re fascinated by these predatory creatures who take their place at the top of the underwater food chain. We have understandable fear of them and their rows of hundreds of sharp teeth, their mighty musculature and agile, skeleton-less bodies. They represent silent death, the stuff of nightmares, and maybe we’re all wrong about them. Steven Spielberg’s landmark 1975 film Jaws set us down an unfortunate path by creating irrational fears of full scale, unprovoked attacks on humans. The media was filled with hysterical stories of shark sightings that summer. People stopped »
- Anne Brodie
Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.
"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."
All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.
"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry »
- Tim Hayne
Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time around for one simple reason: that is, the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. Enjoy!
Directed by Luis Buñuel
The dream – or nightmare – has been a staple of horror cinema for decades. In 1929, Luis Bunuel joined forces with Salvador Dali to create Un chien andalou, an experimental and unforgettable 17-minute surrealist masterpiece. »
- Ricky da Conceição
Unstoppable Monsters! week at Trailers from Hell concludes on a ferocious note with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Steven Spielberg's 1975 horror-adventure classic "Jaws," starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and three outsized powered prop sharks all named Bruce.After warning us that everything there is to say about Steven Spielberg’s seminal summer blockbuster has pretty much already been said, Josh manages to find a few things to talk about anyway. »
- Trailers From Hell
Steven Spielberg's new film does not disappoint critics at the San Sebastián film festival
San Sebastián's 23rd Film Festival has been the best for some time if all you're doing is looking at films. But that may not be much comfort to the organisers, since very few crowd pulling stars arrived and those who did whipped on and off the stage as if half ashamed to be there. Still, Steven Spielberg and Jaws came, though without Bruce, the famous mechanical shark that gobbles up a heavily corseted Robert Shaw. "Gee," said a rather bemused-looking Spielberg, not yet 30 and rich as Croesus on the proceeds, "it's been a high point in my life." He was heartily cheered by the Spanish audience, and executives immediately got busy revising upwards their already generous estimates of the film's European box-office potential.
Truth to tell it was a great relief to see Jaws and »
- Derek Malcolm
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Hemsworth stars alongside Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy), CEO Nicolas Wyatt, who forces Hemsworth’s Adam Cassidy, an entry-level telecom worker, to infiltrate Wyatt longtime rival’s (Harrison Ford, Cowboys & Aliens) company and steal trade secrets. Before long, Adam’s caught between two ruthless players who’ll stop at nothing to win.
The movie also stars Julian McMahon »
Clint Eastwood Western persona co-creator dead at 87: Luciano Vincenzoni (photo: Clint Eastwood in ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’) Screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni, whose nearly five-decade career included collaborations with Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, and Sergio Leone, died of cancer on Sunday, September 22, 2013, in Rome. Vincenzoni (born on March 7, 1926, in Treviso, near Venice) was 87. In the late ’50s, Luciano Vincenzoni co-wrote Mario Monicelli’s The Great War / La Grande guerra (1959), a humorous (if overlong) World War I comedy-drama starring Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi as reluctant conscripts that earned a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (tied with Roberto Rossellini’s Il Generale della Rovere). Vincenzoni was also partly responsible for the screenplay of two well-regarded Pietro Germi movies: the omnibus comedy of manners The Birds, the Bees and the Italians / Signore & signori (1966), featuring Virna Lisi and Franco Fabrizi, »
- Andre Soares
When a horror film sports the tagline "Based on" or "Inspired by actual events," the terror quotient almost always goes up, and the films often do big box office numbers. A great recent example of this phenomenon is The Conjuring, which cleaned up during its theatrical run this Summer. The idea that the film we are about to watch is rooted in some level of truth makes the film experience more intense; even if the plot is 99% fiction, the experience is still enriched by the knowledge that there is even a shred of truth to what you are about to witness. Back in March, we ran a piece showcasing ten terrifying movies based on actual events, and due to positive reader response, we're now proud to bring you ten more horror films that take a cue from reality. A Haunting in Connecticut This 2009 film is inspired by the experience of the Snedeker family, »
- Tyler Doupe
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