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Happy Wednesday, guys! With the holidays creeping up on us quickly, there are now only three weeks left to shop before Christmas. And rather than fight the crowds in the stores or deal with the hassles of leaving the house in the frigid temperatures, here are a bunch of gift ideas perfect for all the horror and sci-fi fans you need to shop for this year.
Be sure to check out today’s holiday horrors trivia question at the end of our fourth installment in our Holiday Gift Guide to get your chance to win prizes from our fantastic sponsors including HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Vendor Spotlight: Cavity Colors
Inspired by 80’s pop culture, mostly horror movies, skateboarding, and weird monster toys, Cavity Colors’ creations are vibrantly fun and inventive reinterpretations of some of the most iconic creatures and maniacs ever committed to celluloid over the years. »
- Heather Wixson
In 1983, viewers saw the tire-squealing rage of a jealous ’58 Plymouth Fury in John Carpenter’s Christine, based on the Stephen King novel. Three years later, King himself directed Maximum Overdrive, in which everything from pop machines to semi-trucks followed their own deadly agendas. Now XLrator Media is tossing their film reel into the ring of vehicle-centric horror films with Wrecker, due out next summer.
“Los Angeles (November 10, 2014) – XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights at the American Film Market to the demonic truck horror-thriller Wrecker from IndustryWorks Pictures, which is currently in post-production. XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label. IndustryWorks Pictures will release the film in Canada and is selling the international rights at Afm.
- Derek Anderson
There has been some real garbage movies made from Stephen King books. (Dreamcatcher and Sleepwalkers come to mind.) But no matter how many years pass, the author behind Carrie, Christine and Pet Cemetery still loathes the best-regarded horror movie based on his works. King still can't stand Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Recently, Stephen King sat down with Rolling Stone. When the topic turned to the 1980 classic, King made his hatred for Kubrick's Shining clear, saying: "The book is hot, and the movie is cold; the book ends in fire, and the movie in ice. In the book, there's an actual arc where you see this guy, Jack Torrance, trying to be good, and little by little he moves over to this place where he's crazy. And as far as I was concerned, when I saw the movie, Jack was crazy from the first scene. I had to keep my »
Quantum Leap, Season 3, Episode 5, “The Boogieman”
Written by Chris Ruppenthal
Directed by Joe Napolitano
Aired Oct. 26, 1990 on NBC
Scott Bakula has one of those likable personalities that immediately connects him to audiences. This heart is at the core of Quantum Leap and its lead, Sam Beckett. It’s easy to expect that he’ll do the right thing, no matter how crazy the situation. The NBC series premiered in 1989 and aired for five seasons during a much different TV era. The theme song, episode structure, and overall style spring from that era and lack the rough edges of many notable shows today. There were certain beats to most stories that brought a familiarity that can be comforting. Viewers shared the journey with Sam and only knew the information that he received. The audience’s connection with Bakula made the show work because his persona made the adventure worth taking. There »
- Dan Heaton
As you know, music plays a huge part in the filmmaking process and plays with our emotions while we are watching the movie. Music heightens our senses and adds to the quality of film. When it comes to horror movies, the music is supposed to scare us, make us feel uneasy, and gives us moments of panic and fear. Director Martin Scorsese said the following about music and film:
“Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.”
Just the other day the main theme song from Halloween started playing on the radio, and it freaked my kids out to the point that they were in tears. It was sad but kind of funny at the same time. »
- Joey Paur
John Carpenter is rightfully renowned and enormously successful in his sci-fi and horror repertoire and there’s one thing that always lingers; his unique sense of visual representation. From Halloween, to Escape From New York, then traipsing through The Fog and freezing with death in The Thing, Carpenter is one of the true greats.
On Set with John Carpenter: The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker is one of those classic books for your coffee-table that heads behind-the-scenes and documents a whole host of unique moments in his film career, alongside exclusive new shots and material. Kim Gottlieb-Walker was hired by Carpenter’s producing partner Debra Hill to the unit photographer initially on Halloween. After that gig, she became part of the Carpenter film-making family who shot the on-set stills for the ones included in this book which are the aforementioned Michael Myer’s classic, plus The Fog, Escape From New York, »
- Dan Bullock
They often get quite a bit less attention than their fictional brethren, and it doesn’t help that many films fly under the radar while development and filming is underway. To chart this course with a little more precision, I’m launching Ioncinema.com’s latest feature, What’s Up Doc?, our monthly Top 50 Most Anticipated films, a sort of hitlist and/or snapshot of the most alluring, the most promising documentary film projects from the established documentarian guard, the new crop of future voices or the fiction filmmakers who on occasion dip their toes in the form. Curated by me, Jordan M. Smith, you’ll find docu items that are in their beginning stages to being moments away from their film festival berth. Like any such list, we can expect film items to fluctuate in ranking, with the cut-off being publicly items — such recent examples include Laura Poitras’s white hot Edward Snowden project, »
- Jordan M. Smith
Gene Simmons could soon be playing the role of his lifetime: A god. The Kiss singer and bassist is currently shopping around a music competition show called Coliseum, on which competitors form bands and perform for a panel of three judges. They also mix and match group members until finding the right combination until Simmons, the show's "Rock Caesar," gives a thumbs up to the winning combination. "If you've got the goods, I will be the god that will make your dreams come true, because I do have the power, »
Professional photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker has been involved with numerous iconic films and captured hundreds of magical moments throughout her decades-spanning career. This week, she gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at films like Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Halloween II and Christine, with the release of a new book, On Set with John Carpenter: The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker.
Although she’s found an immense amount of success throughout her career as a photographer, that wasn’t the direction Gottlieb-Walker envisioned her career taking while she was still a film student at UCLA. “I majored in film production and hoped to be a camera operator. When I graduated, I had no contacts in the movie industry, so I went back to shooting stills for the underground press as I had done while at school with my film school teacher. In fact, it was during one of his interviews »
- Heather Wixson
Well, that was anti-climactic.
After a week of waiting for Big Brother‘s highly anticipated Rewind twist to be revealed to the houseguests, Wednesday’s live broadcast featured a whole lot of filler content, yet no real results.
That’s right: No one was evicted, no one was crowned Head of Household (yet) and no one could understand most of what Caleb was saying throughout the hour. But there are still some highlights to discuss, so let’s have at it.
The Week So Far | Disclaimer: Since the Rewind button was pushed, »
From the butcher knife-wielding haunter of Haddonfield to a 1958 Plymouth Fury with a lethal jealousy streak, filmmaker John Carpenter gave genre fans the goods time and time again from the late 1970′s through the early 1980′s (and beyond). Unit photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker captured the prolific director during this period with insightful photos now collected for release from Titan Books.
Coming out just in time for Halloween on October 24th, Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s coffee table hardcover, On Set with John Carpenter, is now available to pre-order for £19.99. The book will showcase intriguing photos—some of them never-before-seen—of Carpenter with his cast and crew of five films: Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Christine, and Halloween II. Exclusive commentary by Carpenter and others involved in the making of these movies is also included. To learn more, visit:
- Derek Anderson
Unless you are a Dr. Who fan — in which you'd immediately recognize him as the ninth version of the time-traveling doctor — Christopher Eccleston is one of those character actors who usually prompts a "where have I seen him before?" reaction. It might have been as the flatmate whose greed drives him insane in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave (1994) or as the powermad military man fighting off the infected in 28 Days Later... (2002). He may be familiar to you as a metaphorically ghostly presence in The Others (2001) or a literal invisible man from the NBC show Heroes. »
There are few voices in horror as tied to summer as Stephen King. In stories like Christine, Cujo and It, the author taps into the nostalgic essence of summertime with such masterful ease that it’s hard to resist being immersed. It’s even more powerful considering King’s negative depiction of winter in books such as The Shining and Misery, where […] »
- Ken W. Hanley
John Schneider has done it all. He's found success in television, music and film. Most recently he decided to try his hand at something he's always loved: horror movies. With his new film Smothered being released soon, Schneider sat down with us to talk a bit more about the project.
As John Schneider isn't a name we normally associate with the horror genre, the writer and director of Smothered explained what led him to make the movie. "I've always been a horror fan," Schneider said.
"My mother used to subscribe to some magazine I remember seeing when I was a kid that had Frankenstein on the cover," he said of his early influences. "And when I was growing up in New York, there was a thing called 'Chiller Theater' and I'd watch that every week. I can still see the hand and the 'Chiiiillller' thing. So I've always been a fan. »
- Scott Hallam
Terrorizing tykes. Corruptible kids. Menacing mop-tops. Problematic pubescent. However one might want to use their alliterative labeling when it comes to troubled young people and the trauma they cause (or the trauma that gravitates to them) in the world of cinema it is always fascinating to see the suspense, aggravation and psychological ramifications behind such happenings.
Kid Power, Kid Sour: Top 10 Misguided Youngsters in Film looks to examine some of the young people involved in such disturbing dilemmas within various facets in cinema. So let us check out a selection of these impressionable violators (in some cases victims) and contemplate their predicaments at hand, shall we?
1.) Rhonda Penmark from The Bad Seed (1956)
In playing the little pig-tailed sociopath Rhonda Penmark in Mervyn LeRoy’s Oscar-nominated film The Bad Seed, child actress Patty McCormack received an Academy Award nomination as the kid killer without a conscious. Spoiled and devious to a fault, »
- Frank Ochieng
Exclusive: Following the release of his latest feature, the true story marijuana trafficking pic Kid Cannabis, multi-hyphenate John Stockwell has signed with Paradigm. The actor, writer, director and producer started his career acting in films like Losin’ It and Top Gun, both opposite Tom Cruise, starred in miniseries North and South, and battled a killer car in Stephen King’s Christine. Stockwell’s screenwriting credits include Blue Crush, Rock Star, Under Cover, Dangerously Close, and Kid Cannabis. He also wrote the Emmy-nominated telefilm Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, episodes of Showtime’s The L Word, and Cheaters. The latter earned Stockwell an Emmy nod for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie. He broke through as a director with 2001′s Crazy/Beautiful and 2002′s surfing pic Blue Crush, following with a run of features behind the camera including Into the Blue, Turistas, Cat Run, and Dark Tide. »
- JEN YAMATO
Movies have introduced audiences to some of the coolest cars ever made. My love for cars comes from films and I’ve been able to go to a lot of car shows to see a lot of these iconic automobiles in person. I've come up with a top 10 list of what I think are the most badass movie vehicles that I would love to own.
Look over the the list and then let me know what your favorite movie cars are!
1985 DeLorean - Back the Future
"Yes, the way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?" - Doc Brown
When I first saw this movie as a kid, the DeLorean time machine was my dream car. The older I got the more ridiculous that idea became. I still wouldn't mind owning one though! In the original draft of the script, »
- Joey Paur
The rights to Stephen King's latest short story "Bad Little Kid" have been snatched up. The Hollywood Reporter says they went to Laurent Bouzereau who intends to groom the story into a feature film he'll direct. Bouzereau and "King" go way back. He used to produce various bonus content for special editions of Christine, Pet Sematary and various other King films. In 2011, he directed the TCM special A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King.
The post Stephen King’s Bad Little Kid Might Be a Movie appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Inanimate objects often wriggle their way into horror films. We’ve seen porcelain dolls slaughter naïve victims. We’ve seen video game characters decimate the unsuspecting. And, perhaps the most lifeless menace to brutalize fleeing victims, the evil vehicle.
Four wheels (in most cases) designed to do nothing but obliterate mankind. It’s a petrifying thought when you consider all the deranged drivers behind the wheel these days. Really, how many fatal road rage incidents occur on an annual basis?
And that’s precisely the reason that killer car movies are infinitely more frightening than any other pic focused in on insensible, pulseless antagonists. We know that cars, trucks and motorcycles (this one doesn’t earn mention in this particular article, but look into Rage, a really entertaining indie moto-flick) can lead to instantaneous expiration. We understand that, be it a legitimate malfunction, a drunken fool or a crazed driver behind the wheel, »
- Matt Molgaard
Right on the heels of its Wes Craven Tribute Art Show last month, Hyaena Gallery (1928 W Olive Ave.) in Burbank, California is now playing host to an art show - called "All Outta Bubblegum" - dedicated to another master of horror: John Carpenter. Hyaena is hosting an opening reception tonight (April 12th), but Shock dropped in early to see some of the awesome work on display. And there is some truly cool stuff from The Fog, They Live, The Thing and Escape from New York. Artists also took a crack at Vampires, Prince of Darkness, Christine and Big Trouble in Little China.
The post Over 30 Images from the John Carpenter Tribute Art Show appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
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