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Top Ten Greatest Beards in Horror History

21 December 2009 7:45 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You know what really makes a man? A beard. Beards have been featured in films throughout the history of cinema, some great, some good, and some not so great or good. But over the years a few beards have stood the test of time and deserve a little attention. So without further ado ...

The Buz presents:

The Top Ten List Of The Greatest Beards In Horror History

10: Laurence Fishburne as Max in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors

Max had one of those beards that just looked like it belonged there. It was a part of his face. While it wasn’t the fullest or longest beard, it makes an impression. And if I’m not mistaken, it’s the only film in which Larry Fishburne had a beard, making it both unique and stylish. Let us hope he brings it back soon.

Unique and Stylish, »

- The Buz

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New Lost Boys 3 Fan Art

15 November 2009 11:58 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Rabba just released another new fan made movie poster for the upcoming film “Lost Boys: The Thirst” aka Lost Boys 3 starring Corey Feldman (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Jamison Newlander (The Blob), Matthew Dylan Roberts and an unconfirmed Corey Haim. Here’s more details about Lost Boys 3 from Corey Feldman’s official blog. “…as the title above us reads we are finally going to make a third installment to The Lost Boys series. I am very excited to get started. The title of the film will be Lost Boys: The Thirst and I am excited to say it will be a full scale return of the Frog Brothers(that means Jamison [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Upcoming 3D Version of the Arabian Nights Makes Prince of Persia Sound Culturally Reverent

4 November 2009 12:22 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There have been many filmed versions of the collection of folk stories and other tales called the One Thousand and One Nights, better known in the Us as the Arabian Nights. Now we can add one more to the pile. Who's directing? That would be Chuck Russell, a man whose films span a broad range of quality: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (fairly awesome), The Blob remake (great stuff), The Mask (starting to worry) and The Scorpion King (uh-oh). Where's this Arabian Nights going to fall on his best to worst list? Variety reports that Russell has co-written the picture with Barry P. Ambrose. Budgeted at $70m, the film is planned to start next spring. The angle is that the story offers 'a new spin,' which is often code for 'we've slapped familiar names on some stuff we made up over beers.' Indeed, the trade says the film »

- Russ Fischer

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Chuck Russell Directing an Arabian Nights Remake in 3D

4 November 2009 10:08 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Another day, another remake. Today I am sad to report that the 1942 classic Arabian Nights is going to be ravaged in a $70 million remake being directed by Chuck Russell. Variety reports that Russell, whose credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street: Part III, The Blob, The Mask, Eraser, and The Scorpion King, will be "reworking" Arabian Nights into a 3D film with a "new spin on the classic" story. In this version, we will follow a young commander who, after his king is killed in a palace coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie to rescue Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers. Sounds like it'll be a good time. "Through the use of a new generation of visual technologies, we will be able to quite literally take audiences around the world on a magic carpet ride," Russell said. I hope that quote gave you chills. I »

- Alex Billington

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Arabian Nights to be adapted into new 3D 'magic carpet ride'

4 November 2009 5:26 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

A New adaptation of the Eastern folk tales collection Arabian Nights is on its way to the big screen - and, in line with the growing trend, it will be in 3D.

Chuck Russell, who co-wrote the script with Barry P. Ambrose, is to direct the fantasy adventure.

He previously helmed 1987's A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, the 80s remake of The Blob, The Mask, Eraser and Scorpion King.

Variety reports that Arabian Nights has a $70million budget and will be financed by Inferno Entertainment, with production set to begin in April.

The story follows a young commander who, after his king is killed in a palace coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie to rescue Persian queen Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers.

Russell said: "Through the use of a new generation of visual technologies, we will be able to quite literally take audiences around the »

- David Bentley

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Free Flick of the Day: The Blob '88

23 October 2009 1:48 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Long before it became every studio's fondest wish to remake just about every horror flick ever produced ... it was the 1980s. And back in my day, sonny, we got Good horror remakes, ones that used the original films as mere jumping-off points for something darker and more creative! I'm talking Carpenter's The Thing, Cronenberg's The Fly, and ... Chuck Russell's The Blob?

Absolutely. But while those other remakes I just mentioned really did try something new with an old story, the 1988 version of The Blob is basically ... just a remake. Same story, essentially the same characters, etc., but there was a big upgrade in the monster department. In other words, the '80s version of The Blob had some real attitude. He'd suck you down a drain if you weren't careful! So since it's Friday (and October), go grab some headphones, lock your office door, and kick back with Chuck Russell »

- Scott Weinberg

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Early Details on Rubicon from Relativity and Atlas

28 September 2009 2:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"Revenge Thriller" -- two words that can mean horror or just an action-packed heavy drama, but considering the pedigree of the people involved in the recently announced Rubicon, we thought we'd pass on the info just in case it leans more toward the former than the latter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Relativity Media is partnering with Atlas Entertainment for Rubicon, a revenge thriller from Ric Roman Waugh and Michael A. Lerner. Waugh (pictured here with Val Kilmer) will also direct. Plot details are being kept submerged, but it is female-driven and set in Mexico.

Waugh's background is in stunt work, having appeared in films ranging from John Carpenter's They Live to The Crow to the 1988 remake of The Blob. Most recently he wrote and directed Felon starring Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, and Val Kilmer. Lerner is a former war correspondent who previously wrote and co-directed Deadlines starring Stephen (True Blood »

- Uncle Creepy

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Relativity gets revenge with 'Rubicon'

27 September 2009 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity is partnering with Atlas Entertainment for "Rubicon," a revenge thriller from Ric Roman Waugh and Michael A. Lerner. Waugh will also direct.

Plot details are being kept submerged, but the thriller is female-driven and set in Mexico.

Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh is producing with Atlas' Chuck Roven. Tucker Tooley will exec produce.

The project is being funneled through the duo’s three-year, six-picture financing deal.

Waugh, repped by Icm and Management 360, wrote and directed "Felon," a thriller starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff that Relativity produced and Sony distributed. Waugh spent a decade and a half in stunts, working on movies including "The Blob," "They Live," and "Gone in Sixty Seconds," before jumping into writing and directing.

Lerner, repped by Icm and Anonymous Content, is a former war correspondent for Newsweek and other publications. He has an untitled project based on champion boat racer Don Aronow set up at »

- By Borys Kit

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Rob Zombie’s Halloween II postmortem, Blob plans!

4 September 2009 2:03 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

While talking with Fangoria Radio hosts Dee Snider, Debbie Rochon and Tony Timpone last week, director Rob Zombie discussed revisiting his own image of Haddonfield for Halloween II (currently in theaters), as well as his next endeavor, reimagining The Blob! Check out the excerpts below and listen to Fangoria Radio every Friday on Sirius Xm Stars satellite radio, Sirius channel 108/Xm channel 139, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Est. You can hear the full Zombie interview on iTunes (free Fango Radio audio clips are listed in the iTunes Store under the Podcasts tab; simply search for Fangoria). And catch more Zombie right here.

Dee Snider: So where are we finding you on this glorious night of the opening of Hii?

Rob Zombie: I’m just hanging around at home.

Snider: You’ve got a few movies under your belt now. Is this your pattern? Different directors have done »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (FANGORIA RADIO)

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Greatest Scream Queens

1 September 2009 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Debbie Rochon, often described as a scream queen herself, wrote in an article originally published in Gc Magazine that "a true Scream Queen isn't The Perfect Woman. She's sexy, seductive, but most importantly 'attainable' to the average guy. Or so it would seem." Nastassja Kinski Films: To the Devil a Daughter (1976) [1] Cat People (1982) [2] The Day the World Ended (2001) [3] Inland Empire (2006) [4] Kinski will always be remembered for the iconic photograph shot by Richard Avedon (with a snake coiled around her body) and her role in Paul Schrader's (not so good) remake of Cat People. Needless to say, it was a hit at the box office and Kinski deservingly received a Saturn Award for Best Actress. Caroline Munro Films: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) [5] Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) [6] Dracula A.D. 1972 [7] Maniac (1980) [8] Faceless (1987) [9] Demons 6 (1989) [10] Caroline Munro seduced audiences in her Hammer roles in films like Dracula A.D. 1972, but for gore hounds, »

- Ricky

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Rob Zombie is Remaking "The Blob"

30 August 2009 6:48 AM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Rob Zombie, whose "Halloween II" opened yesterday, will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob", which starred Steve McQueen. In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie told the trade. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now." Zombie will produce with Genre Co.'s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten; original "Blob" producer Jack H. Harris; and Judith Parker Harris of Worldwide Entertainment Corp. and Andy Gould. They are developing the project as an R-rated »

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Rob Zombie to direct 'The Blob' remake.

29 August 2009 8:53 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Rob Zombie will direct a remake of the classic sci-fi horror "The Blob." The helmer's current work is in the followup to "Halloween" for Dimension Films. The 1958 classic starred Steve McQueen and told of an object which crashes from space which contains a jelly-like substance that absorbs all humans it encounters and grows each time. There was a 1988 incarnation which starred Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith that Chuck Russell helmed. Zombie said "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change »

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Rob Zombie To Remake ‘The Blob’

28 August 2009 9:42 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

After digging his claws into the Halloween franchise and making not one, but two remakes of that classic horror series, writer/director Rob Zombie has now set his sights on updating the classic horror film, The Blob. You may not know that the Chuck Russell-directed, Kevin Dillon-starring Blob from the late ’80s (which was co-written by Frank Darabont, Fyi) is actually a remake itself of the 1958 version, which effectively launched the career of the legendary Steve McQueen.

Zombie is diving in with both feet with his reinvention of The Blob: he’s writing, producing and directing it on a modest budget of $30 million. The original movie was about a mysterious object that crashes to Earth containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it comes into contact with and grows exponentially. But just like he ruined altered the mythos of Halloween by explaining how Michael Myers became what he was, »

- Ross Miller

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Rob Zombie Remaking ‘The Blob’ Without A Blob-like Thing

28 August 2009 7:43 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rob Zombie's newest abortion horror film, Halloween 2, hits theaters today but he's already deciding what to screw with next. A third Halloween perhaps? An original horror film? A movie with real characters instead of white-trash caricatures? What's a shtick-rocker turned shit-director to do? The answer is remake The Blob of course... Zombie has signed a deal to write and direct a remake of The Blob with funding already in place for a $30 million, R-rated flick. The story follows a big blobby thing from space that kills everyone it comes in contact with while growing at an alarming rate. There have been two versions of the film already with the original coming out in 1958 starring Steve McQueen. Director Chuck Russell remade it in 1988 with the McQueen of his generation, Kevin Dillon. Neither version is a truly great film, but both are fun and entertaining. I don't expect the same to be said of Zombie's inevitable stinker »

- Rob Hunter

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Rob Zombie to Direct Another Remake of The Blob

28 August 2009 6:21 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Well, it looks like the man who once said that remakes were the "worst thing any filmmaker can do" has just signed on to do yet another remake. (He also said that he wasn't going to do any more Halloween movies either, and look how true that turned out to be.) According to Variety [1], Rob Zombie will write and direct a remake of the '50s sci-fi classic The Blob for Genre Co. with a budget of approximately $30 million. This will be the second time the film has been remade; Chuck Russell directed an update back in 1988. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now... I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom »

- Sean

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Next For Rob Zombie? Remaking The Blob!

28 August 2009 5:59 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I actually had to triple check this story because it just seemed so out of left field! Variety is reporting that Rob Zombie's next feature will be a remake of The Blob!?! Of course, The Blob is the 1958 classic that launched the career of actor Steve McQueen and was later remade (brilliantly I might add) in 1988 by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont. Why remake it again?

The Variety article says, "In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, his version will be much different.

`My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing, that’s the first thing I want to change,' Zombie said. `That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. »

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Rob Zombie is Remaking The Blob

28 August 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Rob Zombie, whose Halloween II opens today, will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob , which starred Steve McQueen. In the original, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Zombie told the trade. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now." Zombie will produce with Genre Co.'s Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten; original "Blob" producer Jack H. Harris; and Judith Parker Harris of Worldwide Entertainment Corp. and Andy Gould. They are developing »

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Rob Zombie tackles The Blob next

28 August 2009 12:31 AM, PDT | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

On the day that his sequel to Halloween opens in theaters, news breaks that Rob Zombie's next movie project will be a remake of another classic genre film - The Blob.

Zombie has already started writing the screenplay for his new Blob film and plans on directing and producing the movie. He's eyeing a spring 2010 start to filming as well, right after he finishes his tour in support of his new album.

The original 1958 movie starred Steve McQueen as a teen who has to convince adults that a man-eating jelly-like creature from outer space is eating up the residents of a small town. The movie got remade in 1988 and director Chuck Russell (The Scorpion King) did a pretty good job (from a screenplay by Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont) of making the newer Blob scarier and more gross than its predecessor.

Zombietold Variety that he's a fan of the original »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Rob Zombie Is Remaking The Blob

27 August 2009 11:41 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The first one introduced Steve McQueen to the moviegoing world. The second one starred Kevin Dillon and had a screenplay by Frank Darabont. And we will soon be able to beware The Blob again when Robert Cummings, aka Rob Zombie, gets to work next year.Zombie's nightmare finding distribution for House of 1000 Corpses seems to be long over, and he's now firmly ensconced with creative control (read R ratings, lots of nudity and casting his wife Sheri Moon) at Dimension, who have been trying to get a Blob up and running for a while. Variety reports that Zombie is dispensing with all notions of big red blobbiness, should anyone be concerned that this idea seems ridiculous. "That's the first thing I want to change," he says. "That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now."So after Halloween and its sequel, »

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Rob Zombie to Expand into Sci-Fi Realm with Blob Remake

27 August 2009 9:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In an unexpected turn of events, Rob Zombie will soon be writing, directing, and co-producing ... not an original film as you might think ... but a reinvention of The Blob. Yes, The Blob.

Variety reports that production will begin next spring. While he’ll follow the release of "H2" with a new album and tour this fall, he’ll complete the script at that time. "I usually follow a movie by putting out a record and going on tour, and I write the script during that tour," he said. "The tour will take me through Christmas."

As for why the shift back into remake mode, Zombie explained, "I’d been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space. I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is, I have the freedom once again to take »

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