7 items from 2009
Kids suck. Everyone knows this. They're noisy, they smell, they ruin sex lives and movie going experiences. But that's in the real world. Kids in the movie world are far, far worse. They're sickeningly cute, they say the darnedest things, and they somehow survive every situation no matter how fucking implausible. I mean seriously, kids are easy targets. In the middle of the African jungle, kids don't accidentally stumble out of the way of the lion. The lion eats the kid. Or kills it for sport. Don't even get me started on Velociraptors. Kids are slow, stupid, and delicious. Any kid entering Jurassic Park ever is nothing more than a snack. So why don't movies reflect this reality? Why aren't more kids biting the big one? I'm not advocating dropping a house on some fat kid in a Pixar movie and having his brain squirt out of his ankles. But in big boy adult movies, why »
- Robert Fure
For all the Fango Fiends and Maggots in the house, we have a special treat for all of you.
For the 21st installment of Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom, we caught up with Corey Taylor - Slipknot frontman, and #8. On the eve of the 10th Anniversary re-issue of the band's landmark debut, Taylor gave Fango the rundown on the top 10 frights that strike fear in his masked heart.
Read on my friends, and be warned - his #1 may surprise you.
9. Night Of The Living Dead - The original. So ridiculously creepy, it's insane. Romero's zombies look so much more horrific in black and white. I learned the hard way not to watch it in a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere.
- email@example.com (James Zahn)
Every week, MTV Newsroom editor Kyle Anderson runs an in-office poll on the topic du jour. The idea is to acquaint you readers with some of the crazy people who inhabit the MTV newsroom. Last week's poll asked the difficult question: what is your favorite film soundtrack of all time?
As you've likely already figured out, that's a particularly relevant topic for MTV Movies Blog. I didn't have much trouble with my pick: "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight." Here's what I had to say to the Newsroom audience:
"This one is easy for me, though it may earn me a few behind-the-back snickers around the office. The soundtrack to "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight" remains my favorite to this day. It dropped while I was in high school, and every track was something I wanted to go home and crank up to 11. Let's start with the face-melting crunch: Sepultura, »
- Adam Rosenberg
Welcome to the weekly Newsroom Poll, where we will give you a sneak peek into the lives and minds of some of the correspondents, writers, editors and producers here at MTVNews.com. Every week, they'll answer a poll question that will reveal some of what we talk about behind the scenes here in the newsroom. Enjoy!
This week, details surfaced about one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the fall. No, not Jay-z's The Blueprint 3 or Lil Wayne's Rebirth. We're talking about the soundtrack to "New Moon," which will likely feature contributions from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Muse, Kings of Leon and Death Cab for Cutie. There was also the announcement of the soundtrack to "Jennifer's Body," the new Diablo Cody-penned horror film. With that, combined with the quarter-century anniversary of one of the finest film soundtracks ever constructed (that being Prince's Purple Rain), this week's question is: »
- MTV News
At the Museum of Contemporary Art/American Cinematheque benefit screening of Parasomnia (see item here), Fango got a chance to quickly chat to some of the assembled filmmakers about their upcoming projects. First up, Wes Craven took a moment to discuss the title of his latest feature, Rogue Pictures’ 25/8.
“It’s based on a phrase in the movie, saying that if you fight the devil 24/7, it’s not enough—you have to fight 25/8,” Craven tells us. “The phrase was in the film, in the dialogue. The original title of the movie was Bug, which is the name of the central character [played by Max Thieriot, pictured]. I was about halfway through writing the script when somebody said, ‘I just read that William Friedkin has a film coming out called Bug.’ So that was that for that title. It’s very punchy and intriguing, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”
Meanwhile, Mick Garris, recently »
As a nice change of pace, I am finally reviewing an album without the threat of violent reprisal. This time around there was no James Zahn with a rubber hose looming over me, and no Doctor Raven throwing the CD case at me and running away. Recently on the Fangoria Musick MySpace page, a reader asked why we don’t cover hip-hop and rap. I thought that was a good question -there’s certainly enough gore and violence in rap to make it dark and edifying. Also, there are a few rap acts that I enjoy immensely, but they’re older and not adequate representations of what the genre is currently doing. By and large, modern rap -like country --makes my stomach turn with disgust and contempt. It seems like there really aren’t that many good rappers left, and of those that remain, most focus on materialism. Gone is the lyrical brilliance of N. »
• Dark Sky Films gave Fango the scoop on the DVDetails for Plague Town, its first in-house production. The grisly killer-kids flick hits disc May 12.
Directed by DVD documentaries veteran David Gregory from a script he wrote with John Cregan, Plague Town is set in an Irish village where a family of stranded vacationers are terrorized by deformed children. The special features include:
Retail price is $24.98. The movie will also hit more big screens (and our March Chicago and April La Fango cons) prior to disc; we’ll have that info shortly. See the official website here and read our set-visit report in Fango #281, on sale this month.
7 items from 2009
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