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Almost a year has passed since Landis took on the somewhat daunting task of modernizing a cult classic, and we understand he’s already drawn up the foundations of a screenplay. Beyond that, little is known about the mooted redo, though the writer did provide a brief status report while appearing at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
Perhaps in an effort to honor the spirit of the original, Max Landis revealed his ambitions to court many of the stars back for cameos, including Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter. In fact, if the outspoken writer and director had his way, he’d bring back the entire cast from John Landis’ 1981 horror flick.
- Michael Briers
Fincher Is No Fan Of Marvel
After some harsh words from An American Werewolf in London director John Landis, it’s the turn of Fight Club helmer David Fincher to shoot down the work of Marvel Studios. In an interview with Yellow King Film Boy, Fincher took issue with the often light-hearted, and less-risky storytelling of Marvel’s ongoing shared universe. “Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, »
- Luke Owen
Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017
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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.
With Red Dwarf Xii starting tonight on Dave at 9pm, Villordsutch takes a look back through the near 30 years of Red Dwarf history, to bring you the Top 5 special guest stars that have appeared in this smegging brilliant show.
5. Jenny Agutter, OBE (Psirens – Series 6, Episode 1)
So many people are smiling back right now.
Star of The Railway Children, Walkabout, Logan’s Run and An American Werewolf in London. Jenny Agutter appeared as Kryten’s creator Professor Mamet, though in truth she was a shape-shifting Gelf (Genetically Engineered Life-Form) with a hankering for brains.
Jenny Agutter is to this day, even with her numerous acting achievements under her belt, still seen as a figure of lust. Though it is completely wrong to view any actor in this way, it doesn’t remove the memory of watching this episode – on its original airing – with my dad sat on the settee, suddenly barking, »
The Howling, 1981.
Directed by Joe Dante.
A female reporter is attacked by a notorious murderer so to get over her trauma she is sent to The Colony for relaxation. And then her problems really begin…
After meeting up with notorious killer Eddie ‘The Mangler’ Quist (Robert Picardo – Star Trek: Voyager) in a dark porno theatre as part of a police sting, television reporter Karen White (Dee Wallace – E.T./The Lords of Salem) starts to experience strange visions, resulting in her distancing herself from husband Bill Neill (Christopher Stone – Cujo) and being unable to do her job. On the advice of her doctor George Waggner (Patrick Macnee – A View to a Kill), Karen and Bill are sent to The Colony, Waggner’s coastal retreat where Karen is advised »
- Amie Cranswick
From a certain perspective, monster movies might not seem to be as relevant during monstrous times. But in an age when our fears seem larger than life and the world constantly seems as though it’s on the brink of collapse, the best examples of the genre can almost assume a documentary-like authenticity, reflecting our reality as vividly as vérité ever could.
“The Babadook” might be about a demon that pops out of a children’s book, but no recent film does a better job of capturing the acute reality of living with grief. “Cloverfield” follows a gaggle of pre-Instagram model millennials as they’re chased around Manhattan by a bug-eyed colossus, but few of the somber post-9/11 dramas do a better job of distilling the heartsick chaos of watching your hometown try to »
- David Ehrlich, Jamie Righetti, Kate Erbland, Michael Nordine, Jenna Marotta and Chris O'Falt
One of the most underrated films by one of America’s most underrated filmmakers just arrived on Blu-ray in the form of Warner Archive’s 25th-anniversary release of John Landis’ Innocent Blood. To call Landis underrated might seem perverse given that he’s directed some of the most successful and enduring movies of the late 1970s and early 1980s – National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming to America – but I still think his body of work has never quite gotten its critical due in this country, partly because his movies are so damn […] »
- Jim Hemphill
Since I showed some love to Netflix yesterday, I thought it was only proper today to put the spotlight on Amazon Prime and their vast streaming library that features hundreds of genre titles.
There’s no denying that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and navigate your way through over 200 different pages of movies, so I went ahead and put together a list of 31 different films that should help you get into the Halloween spirit throughout the month of October. And since variety is the spice of life, I tried to give you guys an assortment of different sub-genres, so that you should be able to find something to fit any horror-loving mood! Happy October and happy viewing, everyone!
At a summer camp for youths, a cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various »
- Heather Wixson
There are a couple of fantastic collector’s editions headed your way, and they both have new bonuses adding to the value of the remastered films.
With Stephen King on everyone’s radar these days, it might be the perfect time to revisit one of the best film’s based on his work.
Take a look at all the info on these releases below and mark your calendars for November 7th and 28th.
Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he’s writing to stay alive. On November 28, 2017, Scream Factory proudly presents the iconic thriller Misery in its definitive home video release. The 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray comes complete with a new 4K restoration from the original film elements and hours of bonus features, »
- Marc Eastman
Ask any devout horror fanatic to name a werewolf movie off the top of their head, and they’ll probably tell you An American Werewolf in London. Ask them for another, and The Howling won’t be far behind. Finally, after all… Continue Reading →
The post Celebrate The Howling UK Blu-ray Debut with a Cut to Shreds Clip! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Gareth Jones
The darkly comic horror classic The Howling – the film which changed the look and feel of werewolf movies for years to come when it first released back in 1981 – gnaws its way onto newly restored edition DVD, Digital Download and, for the first time in the UK, Blu Ray on 9th October 2017. Along with the film, the release also features an hour of brand new extra features and special content. Pre-order now: http://scnl.co/TheHowling
Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) with a screenplay by John Sayles (Lone Star) and groundbreaking special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing, The Fog, Total Recall), The Howling has been stunningly restored for a new generation of horror fans. Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, it remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties, spawning seven follow-up films and three novels, and sits firmly alongside An American Werewolf In London and »
- Roobla Team
If there is a full moon and you are hearing a howl in the night, it must be time to cut off the lights, sit back with some popcorn, and enjoy one of the many great werewolf movies. Here is a list of some of the best. Watch them with the light out if you dare… 1 An American Werewolf in London John Landis created one of the most iconic werewolf films of all time with the 1981 release of An American Werewolf in London. The film belongs on any “best of” list thanks to its gruesome transformation, attack sequences,...read more »
- James Wray
“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle.” The early to mid-’80s was a glorious time for werewolf movies. Between An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Wolfen, and Teen Wolf, the advances in practical effects created the perfect environment for lycanthropic […] »
- Meagan Navarro
Say what you want about Max Landis, but for a guy who takes as many punches online as he does, he’s not afraid to lean into a project that’s guaranteed to bring him even more scrutiny. Last fall, the internet rolled its eyes when it was announced that he would be writing and directing a remake of his father John Landis‘ beloved “An American Werewolf In London.” A redo has been in the works for years, and while you might think that Landis Sr.
- Kevin Jagernauth
On the September 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including an update on the Devin Faraci/Alamo Drafthouse controversy, Max Landis’ An American Werewolf in London remake, a dozen new Star Wars stories have been revealed, Tyrese begs The Rock not to make his Fast & Furious spin-off (find out why) and multiple endings planned for Game of Thrones. In The Mail […]
- Peter Sciretta
Since Collider’s recent interview with John Landis from the Toronto International Film Festival was posted, two quotes have been taken out of context and are spirally around the internet. Read in context with the entire conversation, the quotes don’t really reflect what the recent headlines suggest are Landis’ thoughts on both recent developments in the Star Wars franchise and John’s opinion of his son Max Landis writing a remake of An American Werewolf In London. Today, John Landis got in touch with me hoping to clarify what he said and since I’ve personally been frustrated by … »
- Phil Brown
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)
Steve James’ filmography has long been about finding entry into larger conversations through intimate portraits. The director’s landmark debut, Hoop Dreams, and latter-day efforts like 2014’s monument to critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself, don’t have much in common on the surface, but they both use their central characters to tell larger stories about big picture topics like structural dysfunction and the purpose of film criticism. »
- Jordan Raup
More Delays Far, Far Away
With the Star Wars: Episode IX getting a new script and a pushed back release date, it should come as no surprise that the movie’s production has been pushed back too. Variety are reporting that Lucasfilm has now delayed the start of principal photography on Episode IX. Originally slated to begin in this coming January, cameras will now start rolling in June 2018. Read more here.
Return Of Han?
Despite his conclusion in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, GQ Magazine thought to ask Harrison Ford about a possible return to the galaxy far, far away. “Um, I mean, I’m finished with Star Wars if Star Wars is finished with me,” said Ford. And when asked if Star Wars was finished with him, Ford responded: “I can’t imagine it. But it is science fiction.” Read more here.
In a new interview »
- Luke Owen
Director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) is not one to stay silent when something is on his mind. Recently, Landis had some choice words for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as Universal’s Dark Universe, and now the director has turned his thoughts to Lucasfilm.
Talking to Collider about a wide range of topics, the director took a moment to tear into Hollywood’s tendency to stifle creative talent:
“I have many things that I’m working on, whether or not they’ll ever become real, I don’t know. You know Joe Dante and myself and a few other guys I know are in the same position. They’re not hiring people who have opinions. They think, ‘He knows what he’s doing, I’m not hiring him!’ Look at Star Wars. They keep firing guys. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, those guys are really talented. »
- Jordan Jones
Over three decades have passed since John Landis first unleashed An American Werewolf In London on the world, and the film is still held in high esteem, especially due to Rick Baker's masterful werewolf transformation sequences which continue to be imitated to this day. Naturally, this means that a remake is in order, but in the case of An American Werewolf In London, that remake will be... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
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