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News flash! Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, who developed the 1990 version of The Flash TV show (CBS) will be interviewed on Stu's Show, hosted by Stu Shostak, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00pm Et/4:00pm Pt. The duo have also worked together on feature films and video games.
Bilson and De Meo began working together at Empire Films, where they wrote the Trancers screenplay. They later wrote The Rocketeer for Disney. Their other TV collaborations include NBC's Viper, and Upn's The Sentinel. John Wesley Shipp starred as the title character in the original Flash TV series and has returned to The CW's The Flash, as Henry Allen, and (spoilers) more.Read More… »
A haunted house film is a tough sell. No masked stalker, no creatures that eviscerate and certainly no zombies lurching down those shadowed halls. A single setting, a dark secret, a group of people terrified by something is usually your standard template, and even the best haunted house flick doth not stray from the formula. So the trick is to convince the viewers once you get them inside – something that the low on budget, high on conviction, and seldom talked about The Evil (1978) accomplishes admirably.
Barely distributed in May of ‘78 by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, The Evil was made for $700,000 Us and came and went very quickly. The filmmakers complained about the paltry distribution, but I’m sure Corman turned a profit somewhere down the line – he usually did. So from the modest budget, to the generic sounding title (why not just call it Horror Movie?) to the not exactly topical sub genre, »
- Scott Drebit
2 items from 2016
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