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These so-bad-they're-great horror movies are perfect for gorehounds and comedy fans.
Halloween is arguably the greatest of all holidays. First off, as an adult, Halloween is the perfect excuse to marathon-watch the scariest, goriest, most pants-soiling horror movies available. Secondly, adults can buy their own candy, and none of it will be an eraser, gum or three dirty pennies.
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But what if you don't like being scared, and would rather watch a violent, gory scream-fest that makes you laugh? Well, you might be a crazy serial killer, in which case, we can't help you. But if that's not the case, check out our list of 13 awful horror movies that are so wonderfully terrible you can't help but love them.
13. Jason X
The legendary Friday The 13th franchise follows -- for the most part -- an unstoppable killer named Jason who uses a machete to murder sexy teens while wearing »
There’s only one director who can claim to have introduced the world to Nicole Kidman (in 1983’s BMX Bandits) and directed two Leprechaun films (1995’s Leprechaun 3 and 1997’s Leprechaun 4: In Space). That director’s name? Brian Trenchard-Smith.
The latest film from the prolific auteur and Tarantino favorite is the action-comedy Drive Hard, which stars John Cusack as a criminal who robs a bank run by criminals and Thomas Jane as an ex-race car driver he coerces into becoming his reluctant wheelman. How did the project come about? “Well, I’ve never met a green light I didn’t like, »
- Clark Collis
British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”
Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars, »
- Clark Collis
Comic-Con may be one of the biggest movie-related shindigs on the face of the planet, but it still makes space for some of life’s smaller—not to mention Irish-er—things. That’s in reference, of course, to Leprechaun: Origins, the horror reboot starring WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as the titular Emerald Isle monster.
To mark today’s Leprechaun-featuring WWE Studios and Lionsgate panel at Comic-Con, EW is exclusively debuting a sequence from the film which boasts the first look at the new Leprechaun himself. At last year’s New York Comic-Con, Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky described his movie as “terrifying. »
- Clark Collis
Back in 2012, Lionsgate made the surprise announcement that, as part of its beautiful new friendship with WWE Studios, it was developing a reboot of the mind-boggling Leprechaun franchise. VFX veteran Zach Lipovsky was placed in the director's chair a year later, and this being a WWE project it transpired that it was all being set up as a vehicle for diminutive wrestler Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl. And now, from the halls of Comic-Con, comes the first promo image for Leprechaun: Origins, showcasing a shadowed Lep in profile in a leafy graveyard. He doesn't look very much like Warwick Davis anymore...If you're new here, the original Leprechaun came out in 1993, starring Davis as the titular murderous imp (mad as hell about being swizzed out of his Lucky Charms gold), and providing a pre-Friends starring role for Jennifer Aniston. It was released by Trimark, which Lionsgate swallowed in 2000.It spawned an amazing »
Earlier we brought you the news that The Exorcist Anthology was heading to Blu-ray (unofficially as of yet), but a release that is confirmed is Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection, which will feature all 7 Leprechaun movies including the latest Leprechaun: Origins.
From the press release:
The film will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View on August 26, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 30. Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs »
- Luke Owen
Today’s filmmakers often appear to be in an arms race to create the biggest beasties imaginable. But the truth is you don’t need to be the size of Godzilla — or even a Big Ass Spider! — to create monstrous amounts of mayhem.
All of which brings us to some important news for horror nuts and, in particular, fans of the Leprechaun series of films. Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today that the franchise reboot Leprechaun: Origins will be available on Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View on Aug. 26. The seventh Leprechaun movie, and the first to star WWE »
- Clark Collis
Note: The piece from Scott Neumyer originally ran two years ago, but we love it so much it's become a tradition to repost it every St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy! I’m going to tell you something that you might find hard to believe: I just watched all six Leprechaun films back to back, in one marathon viewing session, so you don’t have to. Ah… the things I do for you loyal Movies.com readers. You’re so lucky. Not only did I watch the Leprechaun films, but I also kept running totals and analyzed each film to determine how they stack up against each other. (* Thanks to fine folks at Exclusiv Vodka for providing enough alcohol to get us through this project. By the time we got through Leprechaun 4: In Space it was all gone. Man, that’s a tough one to...
- Scott Neumyer
Check out this trailer to a new getaway thriller called Drive Hard that stars John Cusack and Thomas Jane. The movie was directed Brian Trenchard-Smith, who is the director of Leprechaun 4: In Space. Jane plays a race car driver, and Cusack plays a bank robber. Before you write off the movie due to lack of confidence in the director, just watch the trailer. It actually looks like it could be a fun movie worth checking out. You really can't go wrong Cusack and Jane, and it seems like they make a solid on-screen team.
American thief, Simon Keller (Cusack), arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from ex F-1 champion, Peter Roberts (Jane), now working as a driving instructor. After Keller robs a bank during the lesson, Roberts has no choice, but to »
- Joey Paur
Now here’s a movie we can have fun with — as long as we strap on our seat belts and try not to take it too seriously.
Drive Hard, directed by cult filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith (Leprechaun 4: In Space, Airforce 2: Down), stars John Cusack as a bank robber named Simon Keller who recruits ex-Formula 1 champion Peter Robert (Thomas Jane) — now working as a driving instructor — to be his getaway driver after Keller robs a bank. Fun? Yes. Is there a point to the film? We’re not entirely sure… but then again, isn’t that true of most heist films? »
- Andrea Towers
Drive Hard may sound like a Wayans-style spoof but just take one look at John Cusack and Thomas Jane in this new trailer, fresh in via Indiewire, and ask yourself: are these men kidding around? No. No, they are not. Well, maybe a little. See for yourself. The story picks up with a retired racing driver turned driving instructor (Jane) picking up a new client (Cusack). Pretty quickly - specifically when the cops start shooting at him - he discovers that he's a just stooge for the latter's bank heist. From there on it looks a lot like the innocent man with the wig becomes a lot less unwitting an accomplice than he started. As Bette Davis didn't quite say: "Fasten your seatbelts. It's The Punisher." Behind all this fun and frivolity is Anglo-Aussie director Brian Trenchard-Smith, the man behind the very great BMX Bandits. His recent CV is heavier »
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming action comedy "Drive Hard," starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane (The Mist, Punisher). Check it out below. Plot: American thief, Simon Keller (Cusack), arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from ex F-1 champion, Peter Roberts (Jane), now working as a driving instructor. After Keller robs a bank during the lesson, Roberts has no choice, but to use his driving talent to get away from pursuing police and mobsters. The new movie is directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (Absolute Deception, Leprechaun 4: In Space). A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
So, we've had "Drive," "Drive Angry" and now there's "Drive Hard." Of course, these films aren't at all related except by the fact that they're all about guys behind the wheel, and perhaps that everyone should stop using the word "drive" in their movie titles if the results are going to be this bad. The first trailer for "Drive Hard" has dropped online and we're wondering why John Cusack agreed to star in this, and what amount of money Thomas Jane was paid to endure that wig. The man behind this one is director Brian Trenchard-Smith, whose rather amazing filmography includes "Tyrannosaurus Azteca," "Airforce 2 Down," "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis" and "Leprechaun 4: In Space," so with that in mind, manage your expectations. As for the story, it follows a thief who ropes in a former Formula 1 champion to be his getaway driver. And the rest writes itself. Image Entertainment »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The flavor of bile is unmistakable. There just isn’t anything that tastes quite like it. And you know it when it comes on: The belly rumbles, the esophagus lurches within, and you battle back the slimy liquid that threatens to spew forth from your lips.
It’s a nasty experience. We all hate that sensation so we’re taking measures at Dread Central to help prevent such a situation from occurring.
See, there are horror sequels out there that are so horrifically bad they somehow trigger something in our internal systems... and the belly begins to rumble. We wish you no stomach troubles here, and we certainly wish the taste of bile on no man or woman. So we’re going to provide you with a list of sequels to avoid at all costs because if you check these out, you’ll be searching for the toothbrush in no time! »
- Matt Molgaard
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