A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.
The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »
This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »
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Feature documentary produced for the "Dawn of the Dead : Ultimate Edition" DVD set which profiles both the film and the career of director George A. Romero. Includes extensive interviews ... See full summary »
Scream Greats Vol. 1 is an entertaining, if slightly sloppy, video documentary about makeup fx maestro Tom Savini. There's plenty of interview footage and some good behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as some good, though brief, appearances by George Romero. Fangoria editors Bob Martin and David Everett also show up, probably just because their magazine sponsored the tape.
The clips are plentiful and gory, taking us through most of Savini's career up until Day of the Dead, though for some reason his first two movies, Deathdream and Deranged, are skipped, implying Martin was his first assignment. Savini himself is very entertaining, and we seem to get a good portrait of the man.
It's a bit haphazardly constructed (director Damon Santostefano also made Fangoria Films' dreadful Severed Ties) but the great interviews and an amazing array of gory clips from Savini's filmography more than make up for it. Scream Greats Vol. 1 doesn't challenge Dario Argento's World of Horror as the best ever horror movie documentary, but it's well worth tracking down for fans (if you can find it!) and certainly a lot better than Scream Greats Vol. 2.
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