5 items from 2013
For the last couple of months in The Daily Briefs, I’ve been counting down my list of the top 40 horror movies of the 80′s, and now it’s time to unveil #1. But first, here’s a look back at #40 – 2.
Thank you for all of your comments, and I hope I triggered some fun memories. But now it’s your turn! What are your favorite horror films from that bygone era? Do you prefer the Jason franchise, or Freddy? Any obscurities you think should be more well known? Let’s see your lists!
39. Visiting Hours
38. The Boogens
37. Blood Beach
36. New Year’s Evil
35. The Beast Within
33. I, Madman
Director Tibor Takacs followed up his surprise hit The Gate with this sadly overlooked, well-crafted slasher, written by David Chaskin (who wrote A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie’s Revenge). Sadly, there’s no gay subtext in this one, »
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
Pacific Rim is without a doubt my favorite film of the summer. Indeed, I can’t think of a recent big summer movie I’ve loved anywhere near this much. The action, the visuals, and the sheer spectacle on display are second to none. Beyond that, though, I genuinely like the story and characters. While Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro’s screenplay isn’t going to be accused of being the most original thing in the world, the way everything is put together feels so fresh. I’m a big fan of how streamlined and straightforward the story is. Everything about the world is so vivid that it doesn’t need a convoluted, labyrinthine plot to hold up. It works because it delivers heroes doing everything in their power to save the world from monsters (Kaiju) hellbent on destroying it.
About the characters, »
- Shane T. Nier
Small asteroids tear apart an abandoned Soviet space station causing its orbit to degrade and one of the modules to crash into the NYC Subway system. Officers of the Transit Authority discover lethal spiders pouring out of the debris. Soon the military arrives and establishes martial law claiming there is a deadly virus contaminating the area. This is the latest installment in a long line of awful monster movies directed by Tibor Takacs. It joins Rats (2003) Mega Snake (2007) and Ice Spiders (2007) in his pantheon of projectile vomit. »
FM has been covering the theatrical and festival circuit that Spiders has been on ever since it premiered at the 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles back in September. The movie is finally nearing its limited release on February 8th, with it being available on VOD that same day. Today we begin part 1 of a 3 part series in which we talk with the man behind the camera and the two stars in front of it. That would be Tibor Takacs, Patrick Muldoon, and Christa Campbell, respectively.
First up is director Tibor Takacs, a man with a lengthy filmography spanning all sorts of genres, featuring such titles as Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Outer Limits, The Gate, Mansquito, Rats, Ice Spiders, and My Babysitter’S A Vampire. We talked about his early influences, his inspiration for Spiders, its impressive FX and the possibility of a sequel. Stay tuned for a review »
- Andy Greene
Millennium Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "Spiders 3D" film, which stars Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Christa Campbell, William Hope and Jon Mack. Check it out below. We've been hearing about "Spiders 3D" for several years. And today, Millennium Films finally unveiled the official trailer for the film, which stars Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope and Jon Mack. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Following a crash of an old Soviet space station in New York City's subway tunnel, a new species of poisonous spiders is discovered. Inadvertently the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the entire city. The new movie is directed by Tibor Takacs (Mega Snake, Rats), and will be released on VOD and in limited amount of theaters on February 8th. Trailer: »
5 items from 2013
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