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Ryan Lambie Nov 2, 2016
When it came to sci-fi movies, 1996 was a crowded year: at the high end of the budget spectrum we had the invasion movies Independence Day and Mars Attacks; towards the middle we had John Carpenter's disappointing Snake Plissken sequel Escape From La, while Rutger Hauer starred in the cheap and cheerful Crossworlds and the brilliantly titled Omega Doom.
Throw in the startlingly botched Island Of Doctor Moreau, Star Trek: First Contact and Stuart Gordon's fun sci-fi oddity Space Truckers, and you have a busy 12 months in genre movies. Somewhat lost in the static was The Arrival, a nifty genre thriller which had the misfortune of coming out just a few weeks before the bigger, splashier Independence Day. A more modest and quirkier movie than Roland Emmerich's invasion flick, »
One of my very favorite horror conventions has always been Flashback Weekend in Chicago, Illinois. For years, I attended Flashback as a fan and for the last six years, it’s been a huge honor for me to head back to serve as one of the convention co-hosts and work with Mike and Mia Kerz, two of the most selfless folks you’ll ever meet working in the industry.
Flashback Weekend will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this August 5th through the 7th and is being held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Chicago). This year’s schedule is shaping up to be yet another incredible time for midwestern horror fans, and there are still many announcements to come! So far, attendees can look forward to a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Scream, with a cast reunion featuring Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and Matthew Lillard. »
- Heather Wixson
Like so many iconic genre films before it, Andrew Fleming's cult 1996 teen horror-thriller The Craft has a remake in the works, this one with Honeymoon helmer Leigh Janiak attached to co-write and direct. But as producer Douglas Wick tells HitFix, the word "remake" doesn't quite do the project justice. "I wouldn't say that we wouldn't so much call it a remake as a 'twenty years later,'" Wick told us during an interview for the 20th anniversary of the seminal teen classic. He continued later: "There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later." See also: The Craft Turns 20: Rachel True, Andrew Fleming and Douglas Wick reflect on the making of a teen classic Wick, who also produced the original film, »
- Chris Eggertsen
3 items from 2016
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