8 items from 2016
We’ve got a double dose of Scream Factory today, with two film reviews that couldn’t possibly be more different from each other. The first one, a zombie film full of CG blood and the other, a trippy nightmare of a film that will not leave your head for days. Some good, some bad, both hitting shelves this week.
Hellions (Dir. Bruce McDonald)
Partnering A Christmas Horror Story writer Pascal Trottier with Pontypool director Bruce McDonald, Hellions is quite possibly one of the most imaginative horror films I’ve ever seen. Telling a very nightmarish tale, Hellions follows Dora (Chloe Rose, Degrassi: The Next Generation), a young woman who finds out that she is pregnant. Unsure of how to deal with the new, Dora keeps it to herself and when her mother has to go out for the night, Dora is left at home on Halloween, reluctantly passing out candy. »
- Jerry Smith
Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The shooting schedule was extended to more than five months in total and the budget reportedly expanded to about $200 million, making it the most expensive production in history. When Cameron realized that it would not be possible to finish the film in time for its scheduled release on July 2, it was...
- Peter Martin
Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The...
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During IGN’s visit to the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer revealed that he sought out advice from James Cameron on 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, owing to Cameron’s experience dealing with time travel on The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And while Cameron’s input was minor, he did offer one significant suggestion for the final scene where Wolverine wakes up in the new timeline at the end of the film.
“I sent the film to Jim, and at the end of that movie, it was very interesting; when Wolverine woke up, originally, my editor was obsessed with this visual blurriness, so when Wolverine’s walking around he’s seeing things in kind of a blur,” states Singer. “So I sent that to Jim, and Jim called me and goes, ‘Bryan, that blurry thing made me think that the wool was going to be pulled out from under me, »
- Gary Collinson
Maybe he won't be back?
The new "Terminator" sequel is drowning, and not even hot people running in slow-motion on the beach can save it. Yesterday, Paramount Pictures announced that it was pulling the "Terminator: Genisys" follow-up from the release schedule. "Terminator 2" (not to be confused with the perfection of James Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day") was scheduled for May 19, 2017, but now the "Baywatch" reboot with Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach and company has that date.
Deadline said the studio had no further comment on the move, but actions speak louder than words. As the site noted, in 2014, before "Genisys" underwhelmed with critics and domestic audiences, Paramount had planned out release dates for both "Terminator 2" and "Terminator 3," which was supposed to arrive in June 2018. Now the whole thing seems up in the air, which is one of the dangers of counting franchise reboot chickens before they hatch.
"Terminator: Genisys" was popular overseas, »
- Gina Carbone
According to director James Cameron, his 1991 feature "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", will be re-released theatrically in a re-mastered 3D conversion, through Dmg and distributor StudioCanal, incorporating 'StereoD', a visual technology used in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":
Cameron’s previous 3D theatrical re-release of "Titanic" added an extra $343 million to the film's original world-wide box office gross of $2.1 billion.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"...
- Michael Stevens
Metrodome have announced that they are set to release the retro slasher Lost After Dark on DVD next month. Directed by Ian Kessner and starring Robert Patrick (T2, Scorpion, The X-Files), Sarah Fisher, Mark Weibe, Jesse Camacho and David Lipper, the film has been described as… “a fitting homage to the slasher flicks of the 1980’s, Lost After Dark draws heavily upon the roots of the genre to fulfil its premise.”
A group of stranded teens turn to an abandoned farmhouse for shelter from the elements but soon find a far greater danger lies inside. When one of the friends is brutally murdered, the group begin to fear they are being stalked by a vicious cannibalistic murderer. As the students are picked off one by one, a deadly game of survival begins that only the lucky ones will survive.
Lost After Dark is released on DVD in the UK on February 29th. »
- Phil Wheat
In Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, Gregory is the leader of the Hilltop Colony, and is described as “a coward to the core.”
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- Gary Collinson
8 items from 2016
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