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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is one of the seminal points in the development of film and cinema. Future directors like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and James Cameron, to mention just a few, were inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece. It’s easy to see why. You’ll have a rare chance to revisit this majestic cinema classic on the big screen when it plays midnight at the Tivoli in St. Louis as part of their Reel Late Midnight series this weekend (May 24th and 25th).
I’ve watched 2001: A Space Odyssey recently and the positives for me were how good the film looks for something made in 1968. Yes, there are a few scenes that are clearly influenced by 60′s fashion but the past and future sets on the whole have a timeless quality. The use of music and the ballerina-like atmosphere were things of beauty and proof that Kubrick really was a genius. »
- Tom Stockman
The team behind the incredibly in-depth A Nightmare On Elm Street series documentary, Never Sleep Again, are in the final stages of putting the finishing touches on Crystal Lake Memories! Director Dan Farrands and co have created a seven hour (!) doc centered around slasher icon Jason Voorhees and each entry in the franchise, narrated by Tommy Jarvis himself, Corey Feldman!
If you’ve seen Never Sleep Again, you know no stone will be left unturned concerning all things Friday The 13th. It’s to going to be a mammoth of information, and it’ll all be available on Blu-ray in the near future. Definitely makes up for the lack of a sequel, huh?
Check out the official press release below:
“With a running time of approximately seven hours, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th explores each film — from the seminal 1980 slasher hit to the 2009 reboot, including »
- Justin Edwards
Who doesn't love movies that take place in loony bins? Psychos are just fun to be around, man. Psychos on the loose are even better! Anything can and will happen. Good thing for us fellow nuts that P5ych is on its way!
“P5ych centres on the postmodern conceit of five patients undergoing experimental treatment whose real-life experiences inspired horror staples such as Friday The 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. When the former victims are made to confront their fears, the memories become real and the body count begins to rise.”
- Uncle Creepy
Horror films often take their cue from daily newspaper headlines feeding on the alltooreal fears of the everyday world. Like the best science fiction sometimes horror lies just around the corner or beyond the bend of what we know. On July 30th Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on BlurayDVD combo pack and DVD. From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street The Demented stars Sarah Butler Brittney Alger Kayla Ewell Richard Kohnke and Michael Welch The Demented will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last frame. »
The first home video details and artwork for Anchor Bay's The Demented have arrived, and we have the skinny on what you need to know when this newest breed of flesh-eaters start heading your way! Hint: Hit them in the head. That shit always works!
From the Press Release
Horror films often take their cue from daily newspaper headlines, feeding on the all-too-real fears of the everyday world. Like the best science fiction, sometimes horror lies just around the corner or beyond the bend of what we know. On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray™/DVD combo pack and DVD. From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented is a terrifying excursion into a plague-infected world...where one moment off guard is all that keeps us from becoming them.
With a hot »
- Uncle Creepy
Horror films often take their cue from daily newspaper headlines, feeding on the all-too-real fears of the everyday world. Like the best science fiction, sometimes horror lies just around the corner or beyond the bend of what we know. On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray™/DVD combo pack and DVD. From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, … Continue reading → »
On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and DVD.
From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented stars Sarah Butler, Brittney Alger, Kayla Ewell, Richard Kohnke and Michael Welch, The Demented will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last frame.
The Demented follows six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms...with devastating consequences.
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Anchor Bay has announced that The Demented will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this July. Take a look at the official release announcement and cover art:
“Beverly Hills, CA – Horror films often take their cue from daily newspaper headlines, feeding on the all-too-real fears of the everyday world. Like the best science fiction, sometimes horror lies just around the corner or beyond the bend of what we know. On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray™/DVD combo pack and DVD. From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented is a terrifying excursion into a plague-infected world…where one moment off guard is all that keeps us from becoming them.
- Jonathan James
Though Willow (1988) was one of director Ron Howard’s few box-office disappointments, it definitely deserves a second look and you’ll have the opportunity to do so this weekend (May 17th and 18th) when it plays at midnight Friday and Saturday at the Tivoli as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
At once an epic celebration and a gentle spoof of the sword-and-sorcery genre, Willow was a collaborative effort between Howard and George Lucas and the pair threw an eclectic bunch of elements is thrown into the stewing pot – much like what Lucas did with Star Wars. Val Kilmer as the hero looks like Conan the Barbarian but acts like a clumsy Han Solo; the chief Villainess looks like a real-life version of the evil queen in Disney’s Snow White; the chief baddy looks like Darth Vader. Willow is well, a Hobbit.
There are even some fairies like Tinkerbell. »
- Tom Stockman
Last month we showed you some samples of “The Bad Robot Art Experience” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (it's still showing, so there's time to check it out if you're in the area), and this month the '88 has opened a new show showcasing two talented artists, Shannon Bonatakis & Kiersten Essenpreis. We're focusing on Essenpreis's work here, because of her lighthearted, oddly adorable satirical portraits of your favorite genre characters. The paintings (on wood with resin finish) and giclee prints run the gamut of horror, sci-fi and cult movie themes, poking gentle fun at iconic images from Alien, The Thing, Lost, Ghostbusters, Twin Peaks, Halloween, Beetlejuice, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Hellraiser and A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with some non-genre subjects like Wayne's World, Clue and Stand By Me. My personal favorite: "Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet." Kiersten's works are on display along with the hauntingly sweet »
- Gregory Burkart
If Iron Man 3 had been made by a young director who very few people had heard of, his name would now be on everyone’s lips in Hollywood, and not just because he delivered a big hit movie. They’d be talking about his eagerness and speed and raw talent, the dark flash of his visual style, the zigzag precision of his flair of violence, his way of making every performance count. They’d be talking about how this young director had infused a franchise blockbuster — a Part 3, no less, which usually means that a series, no matter how popular it is, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile wrote and directed a short based on the backstory behind A Nightmare on Elm Street. His movie is entitled Krueger: Another Tale From Elm Street, and it's very impressive for a fan film. See it right here, right now!
The six-minute movie stars Roberto Lombardi as Freddy Krueger before he was burned, and Lombardi actually does a pretty convincing job in the role. He is quite creepy trolling the playground and attempting to kidnap a young girl named Suzy (played by Breanna Lakatos).
In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. A little girl will learn why she should never get into a stranger's car.
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- Scott Hallam
There was an internet meme floating around a couple of months ago – a photo from Back To The Future II showing that January 4, 2013 was the futuristic date that Marty McFly travelled to! Turns out it was a hoax (and a rather pointless one at that) – the real date was Oct. 21, 2015. What a relief! For a moment, there, I was afraid we didn’t have time to build those flying cars, levitating skateboards, and talking sneakers.
Today, the original Back To The Future (1985) is dated only by its Huey Lewis soundtrack and the choice of a De Lorean as a time machine. Except for a needless scene in which an obviously dubbed Michael J. Fox pretends he’s both Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix, there’s little to criticize, and much to admire. One surprise in watching Back To The Future 28 years later is how cleverly the plot and script ties »
- Tom Stockman
Today we live in an interesting age of Hollywood. Each year we get a plethora of original films to feast on…we also seem to get more and more sequels and remakes. And reboots. And adaptations. It’s something you’ve no doubt heard before. Or you’ve at least considered it: Hollywood often seems to make it look like there are no original ideas left in the world. While I’ve adored many of these films, I’ve also found myself wondering, am I part of a bigger problem here?
A quick look over the major films listed on IMDb for 2013 reveals that this year we will receive 30 sequels, 3 prequels, 2 reboots, 4 remakes, 1 spin-off and 7 major adaptations. And that’s just what I found in the 250 most popular titles for 2013. Imagine what we would find if we went through the entire year’s output! Some generous maths will tell us »
- Matthew Murray
Come Out and Play, 2012
Written and directed by Makinov
A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.
Remaking the 1976 cult classic Who Can Kill a Child?, the "mysterious" Makinov does a pretty basic 'cut and paste' job of the original movie into a 21st century setting with Come Out and Play. While many have labelled this a failure for following the Gus Van Saant Psycho approach, I think there is some good to be found in this remake.
For starters, Makinov creates a really good atmosphere with a foreboding sense of doom that is genuinely unnerving and some of his shot choices of the children watching are very unsettling. The music »
One of television's all-time greatest sci-fi series has finally arrived on 13-disc DVD boxset - the truly breathtaking The New Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection - and to celebrate the release we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition:
Featuring an unbelievably stellar line-up of creative talent right across the board – from the stars to the writers and directors involved – the highly-acclaimed 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” comes to DVD as a digitally remastered 13-disc collection featuring all three seasons of the series that redefined the fantasy/anthology genre and raised the bar for quality television in general.
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the »
- Flickering Myth
Neca will continue their popular line of Freddy Krueger figures this fall with the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street Series 4 and we have the first photos. The two figures teased below are “Powerglove Freddy” from Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and the “Springwood Slasher,” giving us a look at Freddy before he was burned alive.
There are no details on what accessories will be included, but we’ll have more information by Comic-Con in July, if not earlier. As they are similar to the previous releases, we’re expecting that the figures are 7 inches tall and will retail for $15 – $20. We’ll have more information and updated images as soon as they become available.
- Jonathan James
Filmmaker Kyle Kuchta has released the official trailer for his forthcoming horror convention documentary Fantasm.
Fantasm analyzes the tight-knit community that attends horror conventions in an exploration of how the genre brings fans together. “Fantasm was filmed over six conventions, and I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all love so much,” says Kuchta. “It means a lot to be able to share that love with people, and that’s what Fantasm is all about.”
In addition to a variety of devoted fans, Fantasm features insight from popular horror actors and filmmakers, including Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tom Atkins (Escape from New York), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger) and more.
With production complete, Kuchta is currently focused on editing Fantasm. The documentary will be submitted to film festivals in the fall, »
- ComicMix Staff
Filmmaker Kyle Kuchta has recently posted a trailer for Fantasm, his documentary feature on horror fans and conventions. Filmed at six different cons, the film is an in-depth exploration of fans like us, why we love horror, and the ways we gather together to share our passion. “I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all love so much," says Kuchta of the project. "It means a lot to be able to share that love with people, and that's what Fantasm is all about." Several noteworthy names participated in the film: Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Tom Atkins (pictured above) of Escape from New York and Night of the Creeps, director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and Troma's Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger) are among the interviews featured. Fantasm is currently in post-production and will make the festival rounds this fall, »
- Gregory Burkart
It’s been awesome to keep track of Kyle Kuchta’s documentary love letter to horror conventions, Fantasm. Seeing the film come together over many conventions, it’s obvious that Kuchta has a genuine love for the genre, and the people who inhabit it. While the film is in post production now, Kuchta has released a brand new full trailer for the documentary, which looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Check it out, and as always, we’ll definitely keep you Fright Fiends updated on the progress of the doc.
“Fantasm analyzes the tight-knit community that attends horror conventions in an exploration of how the genre brings fans together. “Fantasm was filmed over six conventions, and I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all love so much,” says Kuchta. “It means a lot to be able to share that love with people, »
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