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Our friends over at Moviefone got the always-fun idea of doing a piece on "pre-fame stars who appeared in horror flicks." But when I checked the feature out, I was happily surprised to note that their piece was a Quiz and not a full article. Which means they just gave me a great idea to steal! (Thanks guys!) But definitely go enjoy the quiz first, because the following list might spoil some of the answers for you. Actually, it definitely will.
Of course there are the biggies: Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th, Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night, Road Games, Terror Train, and Halloween 2. And who can forget Jennifer Aniston battling the loopy Leprechaun? And of course Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger in a Chainsaw sequel so bad they tried to get it impounded. But let's start out »
- Scott Weinberg
We just received word that Lionsgate has acquired Gideon Raff's TRAIN, the quasi-remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis starrer from 1980 TERROR TRAIN. No word yet on if the film will hit theaters or go direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray, but what we did learn is that the MPAA awarded the film with an NC-17. Raff, who also penned the film, will be heading back into the editing bay to trim the film for an R-rating. I guess we can expect an awesome unrated DVD release in the future? For those of you in Los Angeles, you're in luck, you can check out the film at next month's Screamfest on Thursday, October 16th. Click here to grab your tickets. In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride. »
When is a Terror Train remake NOT a Terror Train remake? When it's a movie called Train, which kinda began as a Terror Train remake, but definitely isn't anymore. And we know this for sure because someone out there is very interested in making an actual Terror Train remake.
Will all this going on, you might actually be duped into believing that Roger Spottiswoode's Terror Train somehow demands a remake -- when in fact it's just another slasher flick that Jamie Lee Curtis did right after Halloween because that's all she was being offered at the time. Aside from the fact that the flick features unlikely co-stars like Hart Bochner, Ben Johnson and David Copperfield (as "Ken the Magician"), there's not much to distinguish Terror Train from, say, Killer Car, Eerie Elevator, or Satanic Scooter. OK, so I just made those up.
Here's how the two new trains break down, »
- Scott Weinberg
NEW YORK -- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! will be attacking theaters again.
" 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' is the masterwork of a generation," Nichols said. "We can only aspire to recapture that magic." No changes to the original plot have been revealed, but it still is expected to revolve around killer tomatoes.
Nichols and Sarine's satirical "Ninja" shorts have garnered more than 80 million Web views and won best series at the 2006 YouTube Video Awards. Their "Ninja" commentator has appeared on National Public Radio and VH1's Best Week Ever.
4 items from 2008
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