6 items from 2010
John Carpenter's classic sci-fi flick 'They Live' is getting the remake treatment. Eric Newman ('The Thing' remake) will be producing and he has been chatting with io9 all about the re-imagining at last weekend's New York Comic Con. The 1988 original starred Roddy Piper ('Hell Comes to Frogtown') as a drifter who discovers a pair of sunglasses that allows him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. Keith David ('The Thing', 'Pitch Black') and Meg Foster ('Leviathan') co-starred. The sunglasses, however, may not be coming back... Here's what Newman had to say: »
If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Labor Day weekend, one look at this gargantuan list I compiled of the new terror titles Netflix has added for instant streaming in just the first three days of this month should keep you busy until Labor Day next year. You'll find something for everyone, from older titles to recent releases, famous to obscure, classic to not-so-classic, monsters to maniacs - you name it.
For the record, I considered compiling this list in alphabetical order or by year of the film's release, but then I realized I had already spent well over an hour just sorting through the massive catalogue of titles Netflix has now made available for instant streaming and realized Labor Day would be over by the time I finished arranging this list in any kind of order. Ready? Here you go. »
Beck’s lyrics come to mind… “I’m a loser, baby, so why don’t you kill me?” For the team of fugitive ex-super secret CIA operatives in Sylvain White’s new motion picture adaptation of the DC graphic novel The Losers, this could be there theme song. The Losers opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, April 23, and it has the Movie Geeks reveling in their nostalgic action past. We’ve opened up the Top Ten time machine once again and stepped back into everyone’s favorite decade of Devo… the 1980’s, putting together our favorite Outrageous Action Flicks from the era.
10. Cobra (1986)
You want ’80s? You want outrageous, gratuitous violence on psychotic killers at the hands of one of the coolest heroes in recent history? You want Stallone wearing aviator sunglasses, pulling the matchstick his character chews on out of his mouth just to sip on a Coors during a grocery store shootout? »
- Movie Geeks
The classic 1993 western Tombstone, starring the incredible ensemble cast of Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, and Michael Biehn is set to make its highly anticipated Blu-ray debut on April 27th. This iconic and much-loved film follows Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) and Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) in their heyday leading up to the gunfight at the Ok Corral. Genre favorite Michael Biehn stars as Johnny Ringo, the fastest gun in the West and perpetual thorn in Doc Holiday's side. We recently caught up with the actor, who has appeared in such hits as Aliens, The Terminator, and Navy Seals, to reminisce about this truly great film. We chatted about moustaches, the firing of first time director Kevin Jarre, and why Biehn will never reunite with his co-star Bill Paxton on Big Love. Here's what the actor had to say:
Tombstone has, »
Horror fanatics are still buzzing like chainsaws over the Academy Awards’ genre montage. Anywhere there could be a conversation about it online, there was one. Many were upset over the Twilight ‘tweens’ participation, as if their mere presence sent a message about the state of scary in Hollyweird, USA.
A few seemed happy, though, to just get a glimpse of their beloved Evil Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 if only for a few seconds. But many called the selections generic and thoughtless, demanding the likes of Demons and TerrorVision instead (well, maybe not TerrorVision; that was just me).
How about Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Re-Animator? It’s Alive? Tombs of the Blind Dead? Coffin Joe? No list is perfect, but with a bit more care and a phone call to any one of us, the Oscars could have elevated that section into a real scream. Or maybe they »
- Heather Buckley
It’s that time of year again, kids. Dread Central’s 2010 Horror at the Oscars coverage. Horror was indeed present this year and in black-tie. While Roger Corman and Lauren Bacall were honored a few months back at the Governor’s Award Ceremony, it was an unexpected delight to see Corman, recipient of the lifetime achievement Oscar, enjoy a standing ovation on national television.
I was, however, very disappointed that neither of them were allowed to speak. Roger Corman’s contributions to modern cinema are too vast for him to just stand up and wave. James Cameron was one of many Corman acolytes present, and his nomination speaks to Corman’s tremendous legacy. On the Terminator DVD Cameron mentions, "I trained at the Roger Corman Film School.” Jonathan Demme, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, were also former students.
The terror continued with a spoof of Paranormal Activity »
- Heather Buckley
6 items from 2010
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