The Invisible Man (2000) - News Poster

(2000–2002)

News

‘The Fosters’ Casts Vincent Ventresca; Dena Tyler Takes ‘The Path’

Vincent Ventresca (The Invisible Man)is set for a recurring role in Season 5B of Freeform’s family drama series The Fosters. Executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, The Fosters centers on a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenage kids being raised by two moms. Ventresca will play Henry Mullen, Grace's father, an absentee dad, who is determined to visit his daughter despite copious amounts of friction with his ex-wife. Known for his starring role on sci-fi…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

facebook

twitter

google+

Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...

Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.

The cultural impact
See full article at Den of Geek »

Vincent Ventresca Joins ‘Wicked City’; Kimrie Lewis-Davis In Nicole Byer Project

Vincent Ventresca has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming series Wicked City in a recurring role. He’ll play Jimmy, ex-boyfriend of Betty (Erika Christensen). The series re-teams the veteran actor with Jeremy Sisto, his co-star in Break Point and also stars Jk Simmons, Amy Smart and David Walton. Ventresca is best known for his lead role in the cult classic series The Invisible Man, recently been picked up by Hulu. He is also known for his memorable role as Fun Bobby on Frie…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Star Wars Rebels — Interview With Composer Kevin Kiner

Star Wars Rebels composer Kevin Kiner gives an interview on the influence that composer John Williams has had on him and the score of the animated TV Series. Kiner talks about his huge guitar collection and how having been in a rock band allows him to add something different to the score of Rebels. We even get to hear some temp tracks in development and how Kiner mixes in Williams touches from the score of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Rebels acts as a bridge between the time periods of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and it's really interesting to hear some of those familiar melodies come back, in some part, into the show.

I couldn't help checking out Kiner's IMDb page and over the years he has done the score for a lot of TV and a few video games. Some notable projects other than the aforementioned are Stargate Sg-1,
See full article at GeekTyrant »

31 Days of Horror (Body Horror): Deconstructing Body Horror

Your muscles contort. Your skin bubbles and stretches. Your loins throb and your limbs writhe. You thrash in the throes of excruciating pain and agonizing pleasure. Before you even realize your body has betrayed you, like a snake shedding its skin, you are born anew. Perhaps the most visceral of the horror genres, body horror represents the most intimate of all fears. It’s the inescapable sensation that the shell housing every synchronized component keeping you alive is under attack. Yet it is more than simple infection; it is metamorphosis, a mutation that does not always spell death. More so, it may even be the start of a beautiful new life.

The human body has long been the enemy of horror films. One only has to look as early as The Invisible Man or The Wolfman for manifestations of physical forms undergoing irrevocable change. But the body horror genre encompasses
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Flying Monkeys Attack Syfy This Weekend

This weekend while Disney is hoping you’ll flock in droves to see Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, Syfy will be premiering a new Oz-inspired creature feature that I suspect Sam Raimi would approve of: Flying Monkeys!

Robert Rodriguez’s niece-in-law Electra Avellan (aka one of the babysitter twins from Grindhouse), TV’s “The Invisible ManVincent Ventresca, and actor stuntman Alvin Chon star in the Syfy Original Movie about a teenage girl living in Gale, Kansas, who gets a new pet monkey that turns out to be an evil, flying shapeshifter.

Visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere makes his directorial debut with this new spin on the creatures made famous as the Wicked Witch of the West’s henchmonsters. What, if anything, this Syfy flick has to do with the Land of Oz outside of mean monkeys with wings remains to be seen.

You can see Flying Monkeys this Saturday night,
See full article at Dread Central »

Syfy Celebrates Moving Past its Teen Years With a 20th Anniversary Special

They grow up so fast. It seems like only yesterday that the SciFi Channel was a toddler, and now look at it. It changed its name as a teen, getting all independent and calling itself Syfy, and is now moving into its twenties with confidence. It’s even throwing its own birthday party:

Syfy Will Celebrate Two Decades Of Imaginative Entertainment With Star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special, Premiering Monday, December 10 At 9Pm Features Talent From Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 And Warehouse 13 Plus Hosts Of Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters And Total Blackout

New York – November 27, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9Pm (Et/Pt), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.

From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters,
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Another Set of Universal Monsters Posters from Mondo

  • DailyDead
Mondo has announced that they will be releasing another set of posters online from their Universal Monsters exhibit. Continue reading for more details and a look at posters featuring Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, and The Bride of Frankenstein:

“On Monday, we’ll be releasing the remaining prints from our Universal Monsters exhibit currently on display at our gallery here in Austin. We’ll have posters by Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Kevin Tong, Francesco Francavilla and Phantom City Creative. As with Laurent’s posters we released on Tuesday, each artist delivered striking and beautiful designs perfectly in line with their film and monster. We have posted detail shots of every poster over on our blog for you to check out right Here.

Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Monday,
See full article at DailyDead »

Mondo Preview: The Universal Monsters Gallery!

  • Fangoria
From October 19-November 10, the Mondo Gallery (4115 Guadalupe St) is under siege from the icons of Universal: The Monsters. Featuring work from renowned previous collaborators like Martin Ansin, Phantom City Creative and Ken Taylor, to new pieces by legends Drew Struzan and Rick Baker, the show promises to be something truly special for lovers of film art and most especially, the line of creatures we hold so close.

Mondo's revealed their latest Creature From The Black Lagoon by Ken Taylor, The Invisible Man by Francesco Francavilla and The Mummy from Laurent Durieux.

Find the incredible pieces, as well as their details below. For all on sale info and updates, follow @MondoNews on Twitter.

• The Mummy

Artist: Laurent Durieux

Size: 24x36

Edition: 400

Price: $50

The Invisible Man

Artist: Francesco Francavilla

Size: 24x36

Edition: 405

Price: $45

Creature From The Black Lagoon

Artist: Ken Taylor

Size: 24x36

Edition: 430

Price: $50

Read more...
See full article at Fangoria »

Mondo Preview: The Universal Monsters Gallery!

  • Fangoria
From October 19-November 10, the Mondo Gallery (4115 Guadalupe St) is under siege from the icons of Universal: The Monsters. Featuring work from renowned previous collaborators like Martin Ansin, Phantom City Creative and Ken Taylor, to new pieces by legends Drew Struzan and Rick Baker, the show promises to be something truly special for lovers of film art and most especially, the line of creatures we hold so close.

Mondo's revealed their latest Creature From The Black Lagoon by Ken Taylor, The Invisible Man by Francesco Francavilla and The Mummy from Laurent Durieux.

Find the incredible pieces, as well as their details below. For all on sale info and updates, follow @MondoNews on Twitter.

• The Mummy

Artist: Laurent Durieux

Size: 24x36

Edition: 400

Price: $50

The Invisible Man

Artist: Francesco Francavilla

Size: 24x36

Edition: 405

Price: $45

Creature From The Black Lagoon

Artist: Ken Taylor

Size: 24x36

Edition: 430

Price: $50

Read more...
See full article at Fangoria »

Updated! Exclusive First Look at Mondo's New Poster for Karloff's The Mummy

The Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is going to profile the classic Universal Monsters with the works of dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, Jc Richard, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor and many more.  The gallery show runs October 19th - November 10th, with an opening reception on October 19 from 7 - 10pm.  The gallery will also include original, never-before-seen works from legendary poster artist Drew Struzan

This morning, we have an exclusive peek at the show with a piece by artist Laurent Durieux who did a take on Karl Freund's The Mummy with Boris Karloff.  You can find a full look inside.

Durieux was born in Belgium and studied graphic design at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels. After over 20 years as an illustrator, he made his way into the world of screen-printed movie posters, creating new art for films such as The Iron Giant and King Kong.
See full article at shocktillyoudrop »

20 of the biggest sci-fi cinema disappointments of the last 20 years

They appeared to promise so much, but sadly delivered so little. We take a look back at a few of the last 20 years’ biggest sci-fi disappointments...

Every year sees its fair share of good and bad sci-fi movies. But every so often, a movie comes along that, either because of its premise, its cast, its filmmaking pedigree or a mixture of all three, sounds so promising that we eagerly anticipate its arrival. Inevitably, there’s also a small percentage of such films which fail to live up to their early promise.

This list is devoted to this peculiar category of sci-fi movie: the ones that could have been so much better than they turned out. And to prevent the list from getting too long and rambling, we’ve restricted our selection to 20, and restricted the time frame to the last two decades. Your opinions will almost certainly vary, so feel
See full article at Den of Geek »

Episode Recap: CSI: NY - 8.11: "Who's There"

  • PopStar
A couple make small talk at dinner, interspersed with flashes of what is about to befall them. Their home is invaded and the husband is killed presumably during the attack. It was apparent their marriage is over. Flack (Eddie Cahill) says the wife called for help which must have been a feat itself considering she was bound, gagged and in the bedroom. There were two intruders and both wore ski masks, what we'd call balaclavas. The daughter Megan, (Heather Sossaman) was at the movie theatre. Mac (Gary Sinise) questions all the houses in the neighbourhood to find out "why the attackers chose this one?" Lindsay (Anna Belknap) processes the Cs as we get more flashes of the events from the night. She finds a ski mask under the husband, Ron's (Vincent Ventresca) Db and the empty box that was delivered. Jo (Sela Ward) finds a hair from a slashed painting.
See full article at PopStar »

Nikita Launches Interactive Code Breaker Game

Nikita Launches Interactive Code Breaker Game
Nikita: Code Breaker is a new interactive online game - live now - that enables fans of The CW's hit series Nikita to engage in missions, crack codes and, eventually, unlock one of the series' notorious black boxes, where government-related secrets are stored. Plus, enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Toronto to visit the set of Nikita.

Free and accessible for everyone to play, the game is based on the hit Warner Bros. Television series Nikita (Fridays 8/7c on The CW), currently in the midst of its second seasonFeaturing directives from series star Shane West - in character as Michael, an operative gone rogue - the game's first missions are currently live and can be played at Cwtv.com/Kia; new missions will be available each Friday, to coincide with the show's broadcast schedulePresented by the Kia Optima midsize sedan, the game's missions showcase the car's graphics and technology,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Character Actress Nan Martin is Dead

Nan Martin was a leading character actress on stage, screen and television for over fifty years. She may be best remembered by horror fans for her role as Amanda Krueger (aka Sister Mary Helena), the mother of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger, in 1987’s A Nightmare in Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, with Robert Englund as Freddy.

Martin was born in Decatur, Illinois, on July 15, 1927, and was raised in Santa Monica, California. She began performing on stage while attending UCLA, and worked as a fashion model in the late 1940s. She subsequently moved to New York, where she made her Broadway debut in 1950. She appeared in several other Broadway productions, and continued to perform on stage throughout her career.

She also appeared frequently on television from the mid-1950s, with roles in such series as The Twilight Zone as Laura Ford in the 1963 episode “The Incredible World of Horace Ford”, The Invaders,
See full article at Famous Monsters of Filmland »

CinemaSpy's Week-End TV Recap (Oct. 24)

Our reviews for this past week are down a couple of shows, thanks primarily to baseball. Fringe was a no-show on account of the former, and Supernatural offered us a repeat of this season's premiere.

That said, we've got some new entries in the mix, which we'll be continuing as well. Blaine Kyllo chimes in with his thoughts on this past week's episodes of House, 30 Rock and Dollhouse (the latter of which returned to the airwaves after a one week absence).

With choices reduced on account of America's favorite pastime, viewers had a second look at shows they might have otherwise missed the first go-round, in their quest for something to watch, and this benefited FlashForward, which earned its best audience since its second week, picking up a 6.2 rating/10 share.

Meanwhile, according to the stats, Fringe, which has been a big ratings loser in its sophomore season, saw an uptick the week ending Oct.
See full article at CinemaSpy »

Sci Fi preps launch in Spain

Sci Fi preps launch in Spain
MADRID -- NBC Global Networks and Spain's Sogecable have signed a deal for the Sci Fi Channel to launch June 1 in Spain on Sogecable-owned satellite platform Digital Plus. Launched in the U.S. in 1992, Sci Fi already has international versions operating in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The agreement with Sogecable is nonexclusive for Spain, paving the way for the channel to grow onto the burgeoning broadband and cable markets in the country. Sci Fi Spain's initial programming lineup will include the Spanish debuts of series Stargate Atlantis and Tremors, plus 7 Days, American Gothic, The Sentinel, Battlestar Galactica, Earth 2, The Incredible Hulk and The Invisible Man. The deal follows the debuts of new terrestrial broadcasters Cuatro and La Sexta -- launched in November and March, respectively. Both nets are betting heavily on U.S. series in their programming lineups.

See also

External Sites