11 items from 2016
Is Cell -- which hits limited theaters this weekend after debuting on VOD formats June 10 and suffering numerous release-date delays -- the worst Stephen King adaptation of all time? It’s impossible to definitively answer to that question! Still, based on the film’s bleak 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s very possibly one of the worst, and given the competition, that's something. A couple of caveats: 1. Cell was presumably not screened for many (if any) critics, given the low number of reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes (20 as of this writing). Films tend to benefit from a greater number of reviews given that they offer a broader spectrum of opinions, some of which are bound to be less discerning. 2. A Rotten Tomatoes score of 0% doesn’t mean a film was universally given ”F”/"zero star" reviews; it means that every review tabulated was “net negative.” A more accurate representation of the »
- Chris Eggertsen
The horror genre had quite the year in 1986. Jason Voorhees climbed out of his coffin, scientist Seth Brundle tinkered with teleportation, two Tobe Hooper films were released in theaters, and Stephen King's directorial debut burned rubber on the big screen. In our new, free issue of Deadly Magazine, we revisit some of the genre's most memorable movies from that magical mid-’80s year with the people that helped make them. Welcome to the 30-year reunion for the Class of 1986.
Within the pages of this Deadly Magazine issue, you'll find retrospectives and interviews that shine spotlights on some of the most celebrated, and in some cases, underrated, films from 1986.
Scott Weinberg's interview with Barbara Crampton offers an intriguing look at the making of Stuart Gordon's other H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond. Scott Drebit enrolls at Slaughter High to give his grade on the school-set slasher. Joseph Maddrey sits »
- Derek Anderson
Directed by Tod Williams.
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”
When I read Stephen King’s Cell ten years ago (2006), like many of his books, I thought it would make a great movie. Dimension Films thought the same thing and bought rights to make the movie with Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) directing. Roth dropped out in 2009 and then finally in 2012 and 2013, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson casting was announced with a Saban Films release date on VOD in June and theatrical release in July. I was not familiar with new director Tod Williams »
- Tai Freligh
E.T. meets Christine? No. Lilo’s Stitch meets The Car? Nope. Flipper meets Maximum Overdrive? 0-for-3. Welcome to the first trailer for Monster Trucks, the long-delayed CG/live-action pic that hits theaters in January — its fourth release date. As he gears up to play MacGyver in the fall and is onscreen as Havok in X-Men: Apocalypse, Lucas Till stars as Tripp, an average guy still living in the town where he was born who cobbles together a truck from scraps. Then there’s… »
This one’s been a long time coming. Stephen King is a genre unto himself at this point. A “Stephen King movie” can be anything from Stand By Me to Maximum Overdrive, and the only thing they all have in common is him as the original source of the material. It seems like a given at this point that if King publishes something, it will eventually be turned into a film. Some books just take longer than others to make the jump. For example, Hulu just wrapped up 11.22.63, the eight-part adaptation of King’s time-travel story about trying to stop the murder of JFK from taking place. Co-produced by Bad Robot and starring James Franco, that was not the first attempt at cracking that adaptation. Jonathan Demme was the first director to try to take a crack at that one, and he was going to do it as a feature film. »
- Drew McWeeny
The majority of Stephen King’s novels have been adapted for film or TV since the publication of his first book Carrie in 1974. While varying in quality from masterpiece (The Shawshank Redemption) to sloppy monster truck horror (Maximum Overdrive), King adaptations specifically tailored for TV have been, overall, of a lesser quality than the big
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- Daniel Goodwin
Netflix and HBO Now aren't the only places to see great shows and movies in April! Hulu has so many titles coming, including the season finales for a bunch of your favorite shows. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and My Best Friend's Wedding will also be available, among several other vintage films. Check out the full list below, and get a load of Netflix and HBO Go's new picks, too! Available April 1 Shades of Blue, season one finale You, Me & the Apocalypse, season one finale Barbershop, complete season one Alfie American Loser Amistad And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! Arctic Tale The Arrival Away From Her Bad Boys II Bananas Basic Instinct 2 The Bear Bloodsucking Bastards Brighton Rock Carlos Chelsea Walls Cinema Paradiso Count Yorga, Vampire Cube Cube 2: Hypercube Cube Zero Dead Heat Dead Man The Dead Zone Death Wish Deuces Wild Donnie Brasco Dr. T. and the »
- Maggie Pehanick
Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson take a look at another slice of home video horror.
Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!
Episode 92: I Am Thor!
Welcome to Heavy Metal Horror Month here at The ScreamCast! We kick things off with a conversation with Jon Mikl Thor himself about the new documentary I Am Thor. Plus, we dive into the AC/DC driven, Steven King-directed, cocaine induced train-wreck of awesome: Maximum Overdrive! Then we investigate Satanism, Heavy Metal and Murder with Hack-o-lantern.
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Episode 93: McBeardo And The Turbulence Of Heavy Metal Movies
Week #2 in our month of Heavy Metal Horror! Today Mike “McBeardo” McPadden makes an »
- Phil Wheat
The ballroom is continuing to fill up! Marla Maples, who is best known for having been married to current presidential candidate Donald Trump, is joining Dancing with the Stars for season 22, sources tell E! News. ABC doesn't comment on casting rumors, and viewers can expect to find out the official line-up of celebs when they are unveiled on Good Morning America on March 8, just ahead of the season premiere on March 21. The 52-year-old actress married Trump in 1993, and they separated in 1997 before divorcing in 1999. She appeared in movies like Maximum Overdrive and Happiness, and more recently guest starred on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie. She also hosted a radio talk show and released »
Do your part to get the Maximum Overdrive head on stage with AC/DC! We’re huge fans of Stephen King’s thus far only directorial effort, 1986’s Maximum Overdrive. You can read about that peculiar passion by going Here. In the piece linked above, we talked about a great dude named Tim Shockey, a former video store…
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- Chris Alexander
Shock kicks off 2016 with a look at Stephen King’s 30 year old trash classic Maximum Overdrive. As we roar into the new year, it’s always vital as fans of cinema to reflect on history and its influence on the present and imagine its impact on the future. And when it comes to terror, it’s…
- Chris Alexander
11 items from 2016
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