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Doris the Deadite greets us atop the stairs leading to Planet Hollywood’s V3 Theater in Las Vegas. Wearing a blood-splotched white dress with a matching white hat nestled on her curly blonde hair, Doris smiles through the peeling gray skin of her face. Teeth bared, eyes darting from sunken sockets, Doris cackles and beckons us closer for a photo. Welcome to the immersive atmosphere of Evil Dead The Musical Ultimate 4D Experience.
A tasty slice of horror heaven from director/producer Sirc Michaels that’s based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy, as well as the book and lyrics of George Reinblatt, this Vegas production is packed with nods to its beloved source material, but also boasts buckets of blood-drenched originality.
After our photo is snapped with Doris, we hang out in the bar area for a bit before another Deadite calls us into the theater. As we walk down a short hallway, »
- Derek Anderson
One of the problems of working with Susan Sarandon that doesn't come up that much: She's too perfect. At least, too perfect for some roles. Melissa McCarthy was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday, and she talked about some of the snags that the crew encountered working on her new film opening July 2, Tammy, in which Sarandon plays a grandmother. "Susan looks too good" was apparently a repeated problem McCarthy heard from the film's director of photography. "Susan seems to be glowing from within," was commonly cited as well, McCarthy added. True story: Part of production was making prosthetic »
- Alex Heigl
The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack may be massively popular all over the globe, but it's always set my teeth on edge. As it happens, I know why this is the case – it can be traced all the way back to 1994 when I'd just started university. The girl in the campus room above happened to be a fan of Rocky Horror and would play the wretched thing over and over until the tape became time warped. And to that day, whenever a Rocky Horror song has come on the radio or TV, I've mentally ground my teeth till there's nothing left but gum.
Living Conditions sees Buffy continuing her mission to try and settle down into college life. While it's a smoother ride than her first days in The Freshman , her growing conflict with Kathy is still making college a bit of a chore. It seems that no matter how hard she tries, »
They say all men are created equal, but luckily for us, all women are not.
In a world where “the girl next door” rules over all female archetypes, there is a common phrase used to describe women who don’t fall into the same category as leading ladies such as Grease’s Sandy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Janet Weiss, or The Notebook’s Allie Hamilton. These women are often described as “girls you wouldn’t take home to meet Mom.”
This phrase describes a variety of women, and in film those women that you wouldn’t bring home for the holidays would include the over-sexed, the over-indulgent, the mentally unbalanced and deranged, or the socially inept/awkward. Just because these aren’t the types of girls that you’d typically see sharing a pot of Folgers with your mother in the morning doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t your type of woman. »
- Tommy Bobby Watanabe
"Jersey Boys" might have been the Broadway hit of the year in 2005, but Clint Eastwood's film isn't making too many waves at the box office. Most critics haven't been too enthused either, and not without reason. The appeal of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's show was that the audience could get swept up in live performances of songs they knew and loved, and that they could sing and dance along. You can't really do that in the movie theater unless "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is playing, and the fun (if slight) jukebox musical is turned into a tired music biopic about a bunch of guys who had personal problems, stopped liking each other, and, oh, by the way, also sang some first-rate tunes. Even if "Jersey Boys" absolutely had to be turned into a movie, Eastwood's style is totally at odds with the material. The film retains »
- Max O'Connell
Rik Mayall, who played the pompous, poetry-spouting anarchist Rick on the early Eighties U.K. cult comedy The Young Ones, has died, according to a statement his manager shared with the BBC. He was 56. The cause and circumstances of Mayall's death have not yet been revealed.
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In addition to The Young Ones, Mayall appeared on the U.K. sitcoms Blackadder, The New Statesman and a show with his Young Ones costar Adrian Edmondson, Bottom. His best-known movie role was playing opposite »
Despite being fortunate enough to be raised on a healthy diet of horror, I can’t deny the fact I was born in 1990. I was born long after our most beloved genre actors got their start and made their mark in horror, and there are plenty of horror icons that I didn’t first see in their iconic roles. Tony Todd, Bruce Campbell, and Jamie Lee Curtis were three actors I was fortunate enough to see in their career changing roles. However, I know a good amount of horror icons from films they probably wish they could expunge from their resumes.
Horror Icon: Lance Henriksen
Role I Know: Kerchak from Disney’s Tarzan
- BJ Colangelo
In her new movie Ping Pong Summer, a coming-of-age tale that takes place in 1985, Susan Sarandon plays a beer-drinking ping-pong champion who takes an awkward teenage boy under her wing. It seems like ideal casting (the Oscar winner is a financial backer of the trendy Spin table tennis nightspots) but the 67-year-old tells People that when she was a teen, she was "kind of dorky," too. "I was very awkward," she says. "Not cool at all." Years later, at her first high school reunion, she asked a former classmate why no one would ask her out for a date. "He said, »
- Liz McNeil
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater in the campy horror-musical comedy send-up film Stage Fright starring Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Minnie Driver (Barney’s Version).
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.
Written and directed by Jerome Sable, the R-rated movie premiered online in April, 2014 and received some U. »
Considering how timey-whimey things can get on Doctor Who, it seems only natural that an episode would have been a Rocky Horror spoof, but I suppose they’ve just never gotten around to it. Thankfully The Hillywood Show has brought us the Tenth Doctor and his companions to explain the Time Warp.
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The post Watch the Tenth Doctor Do the Time Warp appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
- Ed Kennedy
Over time, the 1975 musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show has gained the status of one of the most famous cult films, with many of its songs going on to achieve their own level of fame. On the other end of the spectrum is the BBC series Doctor Who, which, save for a 16 year period, has been on the air since 1963. While the movie and television show may not appear to have much in common, the people at the youtube channel The Hillywood Show have successfully mashed up the two, with the Tenth Doctor singing Rocky Horror‘s “Time Warp”, with lyrics altered to better reflect his journey. The video can be seen below.
The post Video of the Day: Watch the Tenth Doctor do the Time Warp appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Directed by Jerome Sable
Screenplay by Jerome Sable
The horror genre has not exactly been a steady and stable movie-going experience for freshness or originality as of late. Nevertheless, the persistence to include any distinctive gimmick or angle just to distinguish these faceless frightfests from one another is indeed appreciated. In writer-director Jerome Sable’s Canadian creeper Stage Fright one can actually both cheerfully sing and scream for their supper in this entertaining off-kilter morbid musical of mayhem. Sable’s impishly dire slasher stage production does conjure up an interesting take on how to “kill a live audience”…or at least try not to be killed in front of this very same audience. No, the final curtain call for Stage Fright does not involve any of the obligatory stand-by sinister venues such as haunted houses, »
- Frank Ochieng
The end is here – if someone asked you what the most important movie musical of all time was, it would come from this portion of the list. Obviously, it’s all subjective, but it’s difficult to make a case against the influence of these films on our culture and the industry as a whole. So, cue the orchestra and practice your dance moves, because the closing number is here.
courtesy of rowthree.com
10. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Directed by John Badham
Signature Song: “Stayin’ Alive” (http://youtu.be/Fa9n7GirhsI)
After making a name for himself with TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter,” John Travolta became a star with 1977′s cultural landmark Saturday Night Fever, a dance musical where Travolta plays Tony Manero, a young man who works a dead-end job, but spends his weekends as the king of the dance floor at a Brooklyn disco. The soundtrack, which was »
- Joshua Gaul
Operating under the assumption that longtime mascot and nightmare harlequin Ronald McDonald isn’t demonic enough to frighten the hard-boiled tweeter-tumbling kids of today, McDonald’s has introduced a new Happy Meal character. Its name is Happy, and it will take all your happiness and devour it whole. It is the All-Consuming Entropy, the Mouth that will swallow us all, the tunnel at the end of the light. And here is everything it looks like:
- Lightning McQueen from Cars, if cars had arms and legs.
- A small red box with limbs made out of elephant tusk.
- The »
- Darren Franich
The Rocky Horror Picture Show may very well be granddaddy of all cult films. And fans of cult films often discover weird things about their favorite movies. For example, Movoto crunched some numbers and figured out the exact selling price of Dr. Frank-n-Furter's castle, $224,224.
By figuring out total area, location and price per square foot, Movoto.com was able to come up with a value of nearly a quarter of a million dollars on Frank's castle. Not too shabby as far as transvestite castles go. Dig the graphic below to get all the details on the estimate.
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
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- Scott Hallam
The Film World Of Jean Paul Gaultier | Tour de Cinema | Selected 4 | Terracotta Far East Film Festival
It's not just that Gaultier's designs had an impact on the movies; the movies had an impact on him. The French provocateur was inspired to become a designer by Jacques Becker's 1945 movie Falbalas, a high-fashion love story, and he's drawn directly from movies such as All About Eve for his collections. Those and other personal favourites (from My Beautiful Launderette to Fellini's Satyricon to The Rocky Horror Picture Show) are included here alongside movies he's so fabulously costumed such as The Fifth Element, Kika and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. You can see more about his designs in the concurrent Gaultier exhibition, and the man himself talks about his career this Thursday after a screening of Falbalas.
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- Steve Rose
So the phone rings, and I answer it, and it's Mel Brooks. That's an actual thing that happened. That's now something I can say. And even better, the 40 minute conversation that followed me answering the phone is one of my favorites in recent memory. How often do you get to talk to a comedy legend about one of the pinnacle moments of not only their career, but of film comedy in general? I was told I'd have about 15 minutes originally. Time was tight. And if you get offered 15 minutes to talk to Mel Brooks about "Blazing Saddles," you take it, right? We ended up having a really fun back and forth about that film, about films he's produced, about his partnership with Gene Wilder, and about the ways Hollywood failed the great Richard Pryor. The only reason we wrapped it up is because we had to, and it would have »
- Drew McWeeny
The Hamming of the Opera: Sable’s Debut Musical/Horror Hybrid Light Fun
What promises on paper to be a delirious mess or instant camp classic ends up being not quite either with Jerome Sable’s ambitious directorial debut, Stage Fright, a musical horror film that foregoes cheap laughs for an unanticipated dose of character development. Bringing to mind the days when B horror flicks were as much as fun as they were unapologetically (and often, cheaply) violent, Sable’s film is bound to be described as a film ‘like’ this one mixed with something ‘like’ that one, though choosing to market it as Scream crossed with “Glee” is terribly unfair and not quite apt, as its own self-awareness, not to mention the performances Sable snags from his cast, catapults it as something much more genuine and entertaining than those references. Friday the 13th meets Sleepaway Camp meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show »
- Nicholas Bell
The Internet celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Mean Girls this week with a never-ending floods of tributes on Twitter, Facebook and just about every media outlet short of Modern Drummer and Cat Fancy. At this point, it's safe to call Mean Girls a cult classic. It has an incredibly dedicated audience that quotes lines in daily conversation and watches it over and over and over, celebrating even the most minor characters.
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Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest cult movie ever? »
The newest horror musical Stage Fright (review) is poised for release, and we have the scoop! Starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, this retro slasher is a great throwback for fans of Phantom of the Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Dread Central: I don't know if you remember me, but I was a huge supporter of your short film, The Legend of Beaver Dam. I love it so much! So I am wondering... when you got the backing to make a feature horror musical, why not go with expanding on The Legend of Beaver Dam?
Jerome Sable: Even though we made The Legend of Beaver Dam first, the idea for Stage Fright actually preceded it. Batalion and I knew we wanted to do a slasher film at a musical theatre camp, but we realized we would probably need to make a short film first, before anyone would back an entire feature. »
- Staci Layne Wilson
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