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The Best of Number Two – The Fishmen And Their Queen or, as I Like to Call It, Screamers 2 or The Return Of The Island Of The Fishmen

Welcome to the future where you will hunt for your food in gang war ridden streets of a major metropolitan area! You and your buddy are just trying to get by but shit is getting way too real. You decide it’s time to leave the city and go to an island in the Atlantic. It must be better than the Bronx Warriors-like survival of the fittest living conditions. Does this sound like something that might be called The Fishemen and Their Queen? Does it sounds like the sequel to Island of the Fishmen as directed by the great Italian director Sergio Martino, one of the savviest and well-known of the horror men from the booted country? This guy has directed the Gialli of your nightmares. It doesn’t sound like a movie he would make at all, does it? Well, he did, and if you think the title is bad just you wait.
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Luke Arnold in talks to play Michael Hutchence in Never Tear Us Apart Inxs Biopic

Never Tear Us Apart: The Inxs Story produced by Shine Australia, has Luke Arnold, star of Michael Bay's Black Sails in talks to play Michael Hutchence, reports Deadline. The four hour-long offering, split into two parts, follows the band's rise to stardom and the aftermath of the Hutchence death in 1997. Born Michael Kelland John Hutchence on January 22nd, 1960, Hutchence frontlined Inxs with hits like "New Sensation," "Devil Inside" and of course "Never Tear Us Apart." He also delved in acting, with credits in films like Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound and Limp. Hutchence died on the morning of 22 November 1997, before the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour, which was to be held in Australia. The 37 year-old was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.
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Luke Arnold in talks to play Michael Hutchence in Never Tear Us Apart Inxs Biopic

Never Tear Us Apart: The Inxs Story produced by Shine Australia, has Luke Arnold, star of Michael Bay's Black Sails in talks to play Michael Hutchence, reports Deadline. The four hour-long offering, split into two parts, follows the band's rise to stardom and the aftermath of the Hutchence death in 1997. Born Michael Kelland John Hutchence on January 22nd, 1960, Hutchence frontlined Inxs with hits like "New Sensation," "Devil Inside" and of course "Never Tear Us Apart." He also delved in acting, with credits in films like Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound and Limp. Hutchence died on the morning of 22 November 1997, before the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour, which was to be held in Australia. The 37 year-old was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.
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The Zygons Are Back For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special!

The BBC has just announced that the dreaded Zygons will be returning to Doctor Who for its 50th Anniversary Special and don’t they look gorgeous:

Unlike other recently-resurrected Who monsters such as the Daleks, Cybermen and Silurians, the Zygons don’t seem to be getting much of an overhaul. The essential design is the same, but now it looks a lot more refined; he actually looks like a monster, not a man in a monster suit. Personally I think he looks like something out of Farscape, but since that’s my other (other) favourite Sci-Fi show of all time, I’m not complaining.

Coupled with the news that David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning for the as-yet-unnamed Anniversary Special, and being joined by the living legend that is John Hurt (Spaceballs, Frankenstein Unbound), this is shaping up to be one hell of a party. (Interesting to note that
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Take Three: John Hurt

Craig here with the third season of Take Three. Today: John Hurt

Take One: Brighton Rock (2010)

Hurt has alternated starring roles with supporting performances since he began acting in films with The Wild and the Willing in 1962. The amount of quality supporting turns he’s delivered over the years is vast: 10 Rillington Place, Midnight Express, The Shout, The Hit, Scandal, The Field, Contact, The Proposition, Melancholia, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are a mere few. His fine turn as accountant Phil Corkery in the Brighton Rock remake (backing up Helen Mirren, Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and Andy Serkis) is a recent solid addition to the list and deserves due credit. Phil’s a gaunt shambles, but loyal to Mirren’s Ida, his long-time crush. He’s one of the old guard. A proud man accustomed to propping up bars whilst waxing forth about the state of the world. He’s the
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Schedule for Encore’s “Fear Fest 2011” 14-Movie Marathon

Today, we’re taking a look at a very small, but no less appreciated, marathon that will be airing on Encore beginning October 30, 2011 at 8Pm Est/Pst and ending after midnight on Halloween night: Encore’s “Fear Fest 2011”. It showcases 14 different movies aired back-to-back and uncut to help you get your horror movie fix. Tune in to Encore's Fear Fest for The Crazies, Anaconda, Tales from the Hood, Screamers, Body Snatchers, Dracula, Night of the Living Dead, Frankenstein Unbound, Hideaway, Blade II, Frozen, The Thing, Jason X, and Candyman
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Horror at the Oscars 2011 - Part One

It is that time of year again when Dread Central pays its respects to those who have worked in our beloved genre and made it to the red carpet on Oscar night 2011. The genre was in rare form when it came to the nominations. Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan was up for the gold in multiple categories (best picture, best actress, cinematography, and direction); even The Wolfman was on the short-list for best make-up. And win we did.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because therein lie the gems of VHS past for a large share of both the winners and folks who were nominated. Highlights include a win for Melissa Leo (nominated two years ago for Frozen River), whom we remember best as Judith 'MaMa' Baer in Deadtime Stories. And who could forget Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? My fellow fright fiends, he brought home the gold last night.
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Celebrating Roger Corman With Blood, Breasts, Beasts and "Sharktopus"

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Celebrating Roger Corman With Blood, Breasts, Beasts and
"I know when most people go to see documentaries, they expect to learn something," said "Machete Maidens Unleashed" director Mark Hartley before the film's Fantastic Fest premiere. "If you expect to learn something, you should go outside and read a book for the next 85 minutes."

But a funny thing happened on the way to the Paramount - you do learn quite a bit about the Filipino exploitation films of the 1960s and '70s from Hartley's follow-up to his wildly entertaining history of the Australian exploitation film, "Not Quite Hollywood," even if it's not what you'd quite expect. Like that film, "Machete Maidens Unleashed" is often more fun than the films it tells the behind-the-scenes stories of since it freely uses the money shots and arrives bursting with energy to spare. At once, the film is a tribute to native Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Bobby Suarez and Gerardo de Leon,
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Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Stories That Should Not Be Adapted Again

While the idea of ceasing the overall usage of adapting stories, classic or otherwise, into feature films is laughable, there are those stories that just should not be touched again. Whether they have been done so many times that it seems trivial to adapt onto the silver screen or an adaptation has come along that so definitely captures the essence of the story, there are those classic stories that should simply be left alone. Certainly, there are those stories that we will have left off this list, and some of you may think some of these classic stories deserve another go in the feature film realm. For now, and in honor of Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol, we give you our 10 classic stories that should Not be adapted ever again.

10. Macbeth

Adapted Roughly 35 Times

MacBeth is perhaps one of the best Shakespeare stories and also one of the most difficult to adapt successfully,
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Roger Corman Finally Deemed Oscar Caliber

When I read the news the other day that Roger Corman was selected to receive an Honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I was kind of surprised. Not because I couldn't believe Roger Corman would be given an Honorary Academy Award but because I'd have sworn they'd already done so years ago. Apparently not. Talk about an honor long overdue.

Roger Corman began his directing career with 1955's Swamp Women and last sat in the director's chair for 1990's Frankenstein Unbound, but he still remains active as a producer, such as his forthcoming Syfy production DinoShark. As one of his assistants once told me, "He'll be making movies until the day he dies."

If any of you are wondering why they would bestow an Oscar, Honorary or otherwise, upon a man whose cinematic canon includes the likes of It Conquered the World and The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
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Roger Corman and the Night of the Oscar

This is some pleasant news coming from the New York Times. Independent filmmaker Roger Corman will receive a honoree Oscar award at the Governor Award's dinner, scheduled for November 14th. The honorees were chosen for the Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science and were selected this past Thursday. Corman is an all time low-budget film maker and producer. Through his 50 plus year career, he has generated most of what us from HorrorYearbook believe to be classics of the genre we so very love. He directed Jack Nicholson in his first horror role of The Little Shop of Horrors, adapted Edgar Allan Poe's short story the Pit and The Pendulum with Vincent Price and brought us his version of the unspeakable automaton in Frankenstein Unbound! He has produced many cult classics that me and my fellow HorrorYearbookians own such as Piranha, The Big Doll House, Humanoids of the Deep,
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