9 items from 2008
We've just updated our Trilogy Picks column! This month's inspiration was actually a Icons holiday party we all attended last night where the features of the evening ended up being Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2, Creepshow 2 and Tales From The Darkside: The Movie. Who knew this random selection of flicks would make for a wonderful triple feature?! Read the new Trilogy Picks section by clicking the logo below! And also check out all the previous editions, all also linked below!
Trilogy Picks – 3 Movies You Should Watch Tonight!!!
Brand New December 2008 Edition – “Happy Garbage Day”! (With Trailers!)
- July 2008 – 3 Movies You Can Watch When You’Re Babysitting (With Intent To Traumatize)! (Grizzly, House 2: The Second Story, Return To Oz)
There are those of us reading this who still remember the sweet shocks of the made-for-tv 1970s horror movie. Usually spat out by ABC under its Movie of the Week moniker, they were less daring, less profane but occasionally brilliant exercises in compact genre mayhem.
These prime-time flicks employed network stars in melodramatic tales designed to seep under your skin—often in less than 90 minutes, commercials included. Y’know, stuff like Don’T Be Afraid Of The Dark, Crowhaven Farm, Moon Of The Wolf…and of course, the immortal Karen Black vehicle Trilogy Of Terror.
Which brings us to the man who not only gave us Trilogy Of Terror, but several more of the best ‘70s TV-movie macabres, the late and indisputably great Dan Curtis. He was the driving force behind the cult ‘60s daytime vampire soap opera Dark Shadows and its theatrical adaptations (1970’s excellent House Of Dark Shadows »
Time for a new horror series on FEARnet.com! This one's called The Dark Path Chronicles, and it comes from director Mary Lambert. And if I have to remind you that she directed the first Pet Sematary, then I question your legitimacy as a horror geek. So far they've posted two episodes and a pair of behind-the-scenes clips. All I know is that it's got vampires in it!
...and the journey of Mandy Lane continues. Screen Daily reports that Sony has acquired the video rights to all of Senator's upcoming releases, and that also includes Clock Tower, Splice, and the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Informers. Also from Screen Daily: News on the excellent Paranormal Activity, which is getting sold all over the planet and (yes) being remade.
Curious about that Jason Voorhees documentary you've been hearing about? Get the scoop here. Also, Twitch indicates that the sequel to the fantastic [Rec] begins shooting next week. »
- Scott Weinberg
I'm still reeling from the news of About a Boy's Nicholas Hoult growing up and playing a sexually ambiguous grad student, and now we've got another to add to the mix. (Not the sexually ambiguous mix, just the all-grown-up mix.)
Remember the cutie from Jerry Maguire? That little youngin' with the pinchable cheeks, spikey blonde hair, and glasses almost too big for his face? He was played by Jonathan Lipnicki (pictured), and The Hollywood Reporter posts that he's grabbed a starring role in a new psychological thriller called The Other Side of Innocence. Now a high school senior, Lipnicki will play "a damaged young man who becomes romantically involved with the unhappy daughter of the local chief detective while a serial killer is threatening their town."
- Monika Bartyzel
Pet Sematary (1989) Synopsis: The Creed family has moved to Maine in search of a happy and quiet new life. Unfortunately, they'll find only anguish, suffering, death, and the supernatural instead. The blame for this can mostly be placed at the feet of their neighbor, Herman Munster, but some blame must »
- Rob Hunter
Interesting how we just did a story about all the upcoming offerings from FearNet and not a single mention of this project was made. Mayhap because it will premiere after Halloween is all said and done, which is a sad thought.
THR got word that FearNet will be premiering a new music-driven series called The Dark Path Chronicles on November 6th. The vampire-themed show, which was written and directed by Pet Sematary helmer Mary Lambert, is about a young a vampire who has just awakened from hibernation and a teenage girl who explore a parallel universe together.
Sounds like … fun? I guess? Music will play a huge role in the show, with works from bands like Zombi (hell yeah), Junius Jesu, Watch Me Burn and Prophet 7:13 set to be featured.
- Johnny Butane
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Cable channel AMC is revamping its annual Halloween movie marathon into Fearfest, which will now be hosted by none other than musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie. The Devil’S Rejects/Halloween director will share his knowledge and fright-flick passion and provide movie introductions for the event (formerly known as Monsterfest).
From Friday-Friday, October 24-31, AMC Fearfest will showcase a variety of genre-film favorites, including two AMC Premiere Events. The eight-day marathon will encompass more than 175 hours of genre films, culminating on Halloween day with a special “Evil 8 Countdown” of killer movies all day long, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Filmed in a morgue and a boiler room (visual references to Return Of The Living Dead and Nightmare On Elm Street, perhaps?), Zombie will offer “unscripted, edgy and unique” commentary on AMC’s two prime-time movies each night—including interviews with actors and filmmakers from the flicks in question—beginning »
One of the most impressionable things about the horror genre (or even film in general) is this little thing known as the “theatrical trailer”. I love going to the movies early, getting comfortable in my seat, munching on my popcorn and candy while eagerly awaiting that beautiful giant green screen which moments before the feature presentation will start flashing me all of the latest and greatest movies to start getting excited for! Like most of you devoted readers out there, I grew up in a great period for horror. A period that saw just about every single horror movie converted into a franchise, and with our beloved bogeymen returning year after year in yet another sequel. (Hey, I loved it!) The purpose of the “theatrical trailer” (or “teaser” in some of these cases) was to give you a taste of what was to come, and make you terribly excited for »
One of the very first columns we launched at the beginning of Icons Of Fright was the Trilogy Picks: 3 Movies You Should Watch Tonight. It was a fun section where Mike or I would recommend 3 movies ideal for a triple feature. Well, it's finally back with Mike's latest contribution 3 Movies You Can Watch When You’re Babysitting (With Intent To Traumatize). And even better, we've converted all the previous entries all into blog format so they'll be easier to access, search and comment on. Below are all the links! Enjoy!
9 items from 2008
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