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Machete's machete? What about Shaun's cricket bat

26 November 2010 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Robert Rodriguez' Machete follows a long line of improvised weaponry in film. Joe Griffin digs out some of the film's most inventive predecessors

Machete, out this week, may not be remembered by future film historians, but it does add a new entry in the strange genre of the improvised weapon movie. Indeed, characters in the new Robert Rodriguez flick use machetes (natch), stiletto heels, corkscrews and pretty much anything they can get their hands on to dispatch their enemies. In these challenging economic times, it's nice to see movie characters embrace lo-fi ingenuity in favour of fancy gadgets. Here is a tribute to the improvised movie weapon …

Lawnmower (BrainDead)

Horror movies are a good source of improvised weapons, with desperate situations forcing heroes to find their inner MacGyver. In Peter Jackson's gloriously vulgar Kiwi zombie film, our hero Lionel (Timothy Balme) fires up his lawnmower and rests it against his chest, »

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Bones Review: Death By Chocolate? Yowza!

19 November 2010 3:58 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

With Wayne Knight guest starring and a rotting carcass stuffed in the world's largest chocolate bar, you knew Bones would deliver an episode that's solid ... with a gooey center.

"The Babe in the Bar" (great title) began with a body find that was, as the producers teased, an all-timer, from the sound of saw on bone to the flesh-colored liquid spewing out.

This was so, so gross that it bordered on comedic, which is likely what they were going for, and conjured up memories of Peter Jackson's epically bad/awesome film Dead Alive.

Hello ... Newman Jimmy Walpert III!

While it's impossible to view Wayne Knight as anyone but Newman from Seinfeld, this worked out fine Thursday as his candy mogul character was more than a little Newman-esque.

If you gave Newman millions of dollars and made him the face of a chocolate company, you'd pretty much get Jimmy Walpert III, »

- steve@iscribelimited.com (Steve Marsi)

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Zombies vs Me – The Movie Marathon of the Dead

4 November 2010 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Halloween is becoming one of my favourite times of the year as I get to put myself through some extreme movie watching experiences as well as seeing some of the best/worst horror films and characters ever created.

Last Halloween I watched all the films featuring the horror legends of Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, I recorded their kill counts as well as doing a face off competition to decide who was the ultimate movie villain of the three legends with Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th Movies being the overall winner. You can see my blood-soaked venture here.

This year I went for a test of endurance, my plan was to watch as many Zombie movies consecutively until sleep deprivation turned me into something closely resembling a Zombie. I had 20 films lined up for the experiment and managed to get through 10 films over approximately 19 hours from »

- Gary Phillips

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Mondo Posters on Sale Tomorrow for Four Lions, Beetlejuice, and Dead Alive

1 November 2010 1:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Get ready to open your wallets and clear some free time to keep refreshing Mondo’s Twitter feed because the Alamo Drafthouse’s art boutique is putting three new posters on sale tomorrow at a random time.  First up is Olly Moss’ terrific poster for the wonderful comedy Four Lions that we showed you a couple weeks ago.  They’ve also got a poster for Beetlejuice designed by Rich Kelly as well as a poster for Dead Alive by Adam Haynes.  The Dead Alive poster will have a glow-in-the-dark variant.

Hit the jump to check out the posters plus details on each print.  Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the official announcement of when the posters will be going on sale.

Four Lions Poster by Olly Moss; 16″x 24″ screen print; Hand numbered; Edition of 250 – $30

Beetlejuice Poster by Rich Kelly; 18″x 24″ screen print; Hand numbered; Edition of 150 – $30

Dead Alive Poster »

- Matt Goldberg

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100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes - Can it be Done?

28 October 2010 9:03 AM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

3 more days till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! 3 more days till Halloween, Silver Sham-rock! What? We love this time a year damnit and we hope it shows. This video after the jump is a must watch. The Fine brothers have published a new video titled 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, where they attempt to ruin 100 movies in one long take, in under five minutes. If for some reason you need us to say it again, this video obviously contains spoilers...

Below is the complete list of movies spoiled in this video:

Dracula (1958)

Count Dracula (1977)

Dracula (1979)

Bram Stoker’S Dracula

Dracula 2000

Frankenstein

Bride Of Frankenstein

Final Destination

Final destination 2

Final destination 3

The final destination

The Ring

The ring 2

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

It

Nightmare On Elm Street Freddie Krueger

Nightmare On Elm Street 2

Night Mare On Elm Street 3

Nightmare On Elm Street 4

Nightmare On Elm Street 5

Freddy’S »

- Keepers of the Bid

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The 20 Greatest Zombies - Part 4

28 October 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Well, we made it halfway through our top 20 zombie countdown, and we haven't lost anyone... yet.  Are you feeling lost?  Check out yesterday's selection - and try to keep up. 11. Baby   First Appearance:  1992's Braindead (released in the United States as Dead Alive), directed by Peter Jackson. Bio:  Before Peter Jackson was the king of the hobbits, he was cool.  And he made cool films like Braindead (aka Dead Alive), a wacky zom-com with a finale that some think is the goriest scene ever captured to film.  A monkey/rat disease mutates and spreads to New Zealanders, starting with the domineering Vera.  Her son, Lionel, can't bear to put her »

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100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes

28 October 2010 7:12 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hey Gang! Here's a funny new video from the Fine brothers that goes through and spoils the ending for 100 horror films in one long take, and they do it in under 5 minutes! So I suggest you don't watch this if you haven't seen any of the movies listed below because these guys will obviously spoil it for you.

Hope you enjoy the video below! Check it out and tell us what you think!

Thanks to Nerbasterds for the tip!

List of Movies Spoiled in this Video:

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1958)

Count Dracula (1977)

Dracula (1979)

Bram Stoker’S Dracula

Dracula 2000

Frankenstein

Bride Of Frankenstein

Final Destination

Final destination 2

Final destination 3

The final destination

The Ring

The ring 2

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

It

Nightmare On Elm Street Freddie Krueger

Nightmare On Elm Street 2

Night Mare On Elm Street 3

Nightmare On Elm Street 4

Nightmare On Elm Street 5

Freddy’S Dead The »

- Venkman

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Associate Producer Dan Tovar Talks New Splatterhouse

28 October 2010 1:54 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

November 23rd, 2010, cannot get here soon enough for gamers! Why, you ask? Because that's when Namco finally delivers its latest iteration of the classic Splatterhouse to blood-hungry fans!

Recently our own Mr. Dark sat down with Associate Producer Dan Tovar to talk about the reimagining of this truly killer franchise! Curious as to what to expect? Get ready for the goods!

Dread Central: For those who aren't familiar with Splatterhouse, give us the lowdown on what we're in for.

Dan Tovar: Splatterhouse is a revival of the classic arcade game from the late 1980’s. You play as Rick Taylor, who was just a regular college student until he and his girlfriend, Jennifer, go to the West Mansion to meet the mysterious Dr. West. When they arrive, they are attacked by monsters, and Rick is left to die while Jennifer is kidnapped. During the scuffle an ancient Terror Mask is knocked into Rick’s blood, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Granny out to Kill with Knitting Needles in this Clip from Steven C. Miller

24 October 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Granny!There is a new horror villainess in town and her name is Granny! Granny is a killer with a short fuse and a taste for blood. This is the concept for Steven C. Miller's (Automaton Transfusion) latest production, entitled just that - "Granny." This trailer came out last week, but here at 28Dla we like to verify our sources and ensure said film is coming out. And Miller has confirmed that this film will be created by Face of Fear Productions, with comedian Jamie Kennedy in tow. Have a look at a proof of concept promo' for the film, which is over four minutes long. This should give you a good idea of what to expect from this latest horror film!

From Miller:

"The feature is basically a very dark horror/comedy in the vein of Dead Alive and that is the tone I was going for in this short. »

- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)

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Thoughts on... Zmd: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

16 October 2010 1:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zmd: Zombies of Mass Destruction, 2009

Directed by Kevin Hamedani

Starring Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Russell Hodgkinson, Cooper Hopkins, Bill Johns, James Mesher and Cornelia Moore

Synopsis:

The idyllic island town of Port Gamble comes under attack by a horde of flesh-eating zombies, leaving a rag-tag band of rebel stereotypes to fight for their survival.

With a seemingly endless supply of zombie movies clogging the shelves over the past couple of years – many of them bearing the typically unoriginal “of the Dead” monikers – fans of the genre must either be in undead Heaven or thoroughly, thoroughly exhausted. 2009 was certainly a busy time with two notable releases in particular - the rather fantastic Zombieland from first time director Ruben Fleischer and the utterly abysmal Survival of the Dead, the latest stain on George A. Romero’s rapidly-diminishing legacy as the master of the zombie flick.

Tucked away amid the stream of straight-to-video »

- flickeringmyth

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Jamie Kennedy and Steven C. Miller to Bring Us One Evil Granny

11 October 2010 11:40 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first word about a new horror comedy coming our way from funnyman Jamie Kennedy and Automaton Transfusion director Steven C. Miller broke this evening and we've got the goods for you to sink your dentures into!

According to Bloody Disgusting Kennedy is set to produce Granny with Miller in the director's chair. "The feature is basically a very dark horror comedy in the vein of [Peter Jackson's] 'Dead Alive' and that is the tone I was going for in this short," Miller explains. "I wanted it to be over the top and fun."

Check out the short promo below for a taste of what's to come.

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Fend off the murderous elderly in the comments section below! »

- Uncle Creepy

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See 'Granny' Kill!

11 October 2010 4:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Writer/Director Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion) has a special Halloween treat up his sleeve for you. Miller and company shot a promo piece for a new horror flick they're hoping to have in production very soon with Jamie Kennedy producing. Check out the short Granny below. From Steven C Miller: 'So here is the short, Granny, I directed that has been screening all over Hollywood the past week. It' a really fun promo piece to show what I feel like the tone of the feature will be. Really over the top in the vein of Dead Alive. Enjoy! Shot in a few hours in a parking lot with the Hvx-200 and 7D camera.' »

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Twitch Top Kills: Braindead

20 September 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Like several of the directors featured in the Twitch Top Kills it's hard to know where to start with Peter Jackson - someone send the exploding sheep, please - but we're kicking things off with the mother of all splatter zombie films. It's Braindead - or Dead Alive, depending on where you are - and its fabulous kung fu priest. He kicks arse for the Lord!

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Are zombies the new vampires in Hollywood?

8 September 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

What's that shambling over the curb toward the local theater? No, behind the vampires. Could it be a stampede of the undead about to take over Hollywood?

AMC's new drama series "The Walking Dead" debuts on Halloween, and more than a half-dozen zombie-related feature projects are on their way to theaters -- including Friday's "Resident Evil: Afterlife" -- or in development at the studios. With this many flesh-rotting grave-jumpers on tap, could zombies be making a run -- or, perhaps, a very slow, clumsy walk -- at the pop culture crown?

"Zombie movies, much like zombies, could become this horde that just marches across the world," said Rhett Reese, who co-wrote last year's breakout hit "Zombieland" with Paul Wernick.

The movie, TV and publishing industries have been feasting on vampires for material the past few years. But like every profitable trend, the obsession with bloodsuckers must eventually head back into »

- By Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit

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Weekly Poll Results: Best Horror Comedy

25 August 2010 6:03 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

What I had assumed would be a pretty close and balanced poll last week actually ended up being a bit of a blow out. Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead took the horror-comedy title hand over fist with some 37% of the votes... I guess it's the movie that has most easily managed to breakthrough with non-horror fans. Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2 was the closest competition with just under 20% approval, followed by Zombieland, Gremlins and a two-way tie for fifth between Tremors and Peter Jackson's Dead Alive. Do you agree with these results? 1. Shaun of the Dead -- 37.4% 2. Evil Dead 2 -- 19.5% 3. Zombieland -- 11% 4. Gremlins -- 9.1% 5. Tremors -- 5.6% 5. Dead Alive -- 5.6% 7. The Return of the Living Dead -- 5.2% 8. Re-Animator -- 2.8% 9. Bubba Ho-Tep -- 2.2% 10. Slither -- 1.5%

For More Daily Movie Goodness, Visit Filmjunk.Com! »

- Sean

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"Piranha 3D" (Film Review)

20 August 2010 8:27 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

So here’s what’s up: Predators was merely Ok, and The Expendables was a goofy piece of crap. The two summer films that promised genre fans guilt-free, explosion-laden, over-the-top violence ended up letting us down, basically saying we would’ve been better off at home with burritos watching Dead Alive and Commando again. And now it’s come to this: the fate of summer 2010 and its ability to satisfy the bloodlust of a nation of fright fans rests on the shoulders of a film about savage, prehistoric piranha and their full force assault on spring break. Get excited. »

- samueldzimmerman@gmail.com (Samuel Zimmerman )

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Five Things You Need To Know About 'Piranha 3D'

20 August 2010 6:57 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

The schlocky, horror/comedy flick has more than just blood and boobs galore going for it.

By Eric Ditzian

Jerry O'Connell in "Piranha 3D"

Photo: Atmosphere Entertainment

The headline of this story is a tad misleading, because there's really only one thing you need to know about "Piranha 3D:" It's utterly insane.

Inspired by the schlocky, love-it-or-hate-it franchise, the new movie spins a story about what happens when thousands of prehistoric fishies go tooth-to-flesh with thousands of college kids enjoying a sun-and-booze-filled spring break. It's not spoiling anything to say that it doesn't end well for the great majority of those slacking students. No sooner have they donned their skimpy bikinis and tapped their kegs, then the piranha strike. And strike. And strike. Blood flows, screams fly, terror reigns.

So, know that. But, of course, that's not all there is to keep in mind about the movie, which stars Elisabeth Shue, »

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Max Gets Eaten By 3D Piranhas, And Is Underwhelmed

19 August 2010 9:55 PM, PDT | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

When you’re director Alexander Aja, and you’ve just directed two very serious, gritty horror films, what do you do next? If you said make an extremely campy horror flick, run by endless boob shots, and buckets of gore, you win a cookie. Piranha 3D, the newest film from the director of High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes remake, is a sorta re-imagining of the Joe Dante directed film from 1978. To those hoping for some flying Piranhas from the partially James Cameron directed sequel “The Spawning”, you’re out of luck. Of course, just having a large army of small fish devouring stupid teens isn’t enough bang for your buck, it seems. This particular installment is presented in 3D. Not just any 3D, converted 3D. Of course, don’t let that deter you from seeing the film in this format, as it’s apparent from frame 1 that »

- Max Bellamy

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Sd Comic-Con '10: 'Piranha 3D' Footage Reminiscent of Peter Jackson's 'Dead Alive'?!

23 July 2010 9:51 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Just how bloody will Alex Aja's Piranha 3D actually be? We've heard the rumors, talked to the cast and crew, and seen plenty of imagery -- but nothing prepared us for what happened at the San Diego Comic-Con screening last night where reporters were shown footage that was "too hot for the Comic Con." Too hot indeed. Will Dimension's 3-D creature feature be breathed in the same sentence as Peter Jackson's Dead Alive? Maybe. Could be. Probably. After waiting nearly an hour and a half, Jerry O'Connell handed everyone their glasses. Everyone was told that the 3D was not added as an afterthought like Clash of the Titans. The CGI fish should look pretty cool. More »

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San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Piranha Footage Report - Bloody Insanity!

23 July 2010 8:33 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've all heard the stories by now regarding the footage from Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3D that was yanked from the big dance known as San Diego Comic-Con because it was too graphic. Well, that didn't stop the footage from being shown elsewhere, and we got the details.

Andrew Kasch reports in:

"We got to screening, and Jerry O'Connell handed us our 3D glasses. We were quickly informed that the movie was shot for 3D and not an added afterthought a la Clash of the Titans. The good news? It looked gorgeous.

Simply put, the footage is bloody insane. We saw an eight-minute montage of piranhas attacking hundreds of people at a spring break boat event. There was stuff splatting everywhere. Lots of naked teenagers' body parts and gore thrown every which way. The people in attendance went nuts. There's even a scene in which Eli Roth's head got »

- Uncle Creepy

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