12 items from 2014
It's been awhile since we've heard anything about Leprechaun: Origins, which is set to reboot the always fun Leprechaun franchise. Though we've got nothing for ya today, we do have an exciting announcement to share so read on for details!
We've just learned that, perfectly timed with St. Patrick's Day, WWE Studios will be unveiling the very first clip from the film, which stars WWE superstar Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl as the title character, this coming Monday night.
Check out the announcement video below, and look for the film to be released sometime this summer!
Leprechaun: Origins also stars Stephanie Bennett, Teach Grant (The Tall Man, Devour, Repeaters, “Cult”), Bruce Blain (“Supernatural”), Adam Boys, and Brendan Fletcher ("The Killing," Freddy vs. Jason, 13 Eerie).
The original Leprechaun, which featured comedic elements, followed an evil leprechaun searching for his pot of gold while avoiding four-leaf clovers. “The tone is going to be a little darker, »
- John Squires
Fox Home Entertainment has announced a June release for Joy Ride 3 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD:
“Rusty Nail, the vengeful trucker with a penchant for pain, slams terror into overdrive in this all-new Unrated chapter of Joy Ride! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes road rage to an all new level with Joy Ride 3: Road Kill, arriving on Digital HD June 3 and on Blu-ray & DVD June 17. This third hellish installment in the bloody series finds director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines) in the driver’s seat for another deadly detour.
The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way to the Road Rally 1000. But a chance encounter with Rusty soon turns deadly as he stalks, taunts, and tortures his next victims with deranged delight. It’s a full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal chill ride »
- Jonathan James
Exclusive time, kids! Hot off our presses (or should we say out of our inbox?) come the first official details on just where, when, and how you'll be able to take in the road-based lunacy of Joy Ride 3! Read on for the skinny!
Joy Ride 3 Release Details
Rusty Nail, the vengeful trucker with a penchant for pain, slams terror into overdrive in this all-new Unrated chapter of Joy Ride! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes road rage to an all new level with Joy Ride 3: Road Kill, arriving on Digital HD June 3 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 17.
The nightmare begins when a group of young street racers take a desolate shortcut on their way »
- Uncle Creepy
There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!
Tagline: In the Year of Darkness, »
It might not sound like much of a compliment to compare an independent horror movie to the long-running TV series Supernatural -- but it's not meant as an insult either. The certifiably strange new horror flick Dark House throws all sorts of old-fashioned genre tropes into a blender, including a few ingredients it they probably didn't need, and tops itself off with some new-fangled gore, gristle, and occult-style mayhem. Basically there's a lot going on in Victor Salva's Dark House, and at least 70% of it is fun stuff.
It's the old Jeepers Creepers director back with another scary tale, and while a good portion of Dark House feels like the second episode of a TV series (again, a lot like the earnestly goofy but sometimes suitably creepy Supernatural), it's safe to say that Dark House is most assuredly a "mixed bag" proposition; when the flick works, it works well. »
- Scott Weinberg
As we saw in Freddy vs. Jason, the two most iconic horror movie bad guys are pretty damn evenly matched, to the point that a battle between them is almost always bound to end in a draw.
That said, Freddy does have some pretty impressive talents that Jason doesn't, and one of those talents is the ability to transform into whatever the hell he wants to, from a giant pot-smoking worm to a television set with arms.
Voorhees can't do that, but this particulary badass spider from Ecuador will have you thinking he can...
As we spotted over on Featured Creature, this species of Opilion, aka 'daddy long-legs,' was only just discovered last year and aptly named the 'Jason's Mask' spider, due to the familiar looking hockey mask that it appears to be wearing on its body. Yep, what you see above is a real spider, no Photoshop required. »
- John Squires
Robert Englund calls it “a junior high school shop project from hell.” The man who played iconic horror villain Freddy Krueger in eight feature films isn’t talking about a poorly constructed student project like the block of wood I received an F+ for in 8th grade. Enlgund instead describes a weapon composed of razor-sharp steel and leather: Freddy Krueger’s bladed glove from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and its seven sequels.
Crudely made in a boiler room that was Freddy’s own private hell on earth for children, the bladed glove is an iconic piece of horror cinema, and it’s just one of many topics from the Elm Street movies featured in directors Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch’s meticulous 2010 documentary film, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, which was released recently as a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.
Having worked together on His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th »
- Derek Anderson
Cinema studies has never been so easy...or cute. In a new video, Brazilian art director Pier Paolo presents iconic film characters in a little animated clip that goes through the history of cinema. Starting with Charlie Chaplin, it evolves into "Singing in the Rain," then "The Godfather," then "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." Paolo then takes a slightly bloody turn with "Freddy vs. Jason" and "Kill Bill," before bringing it to a heartwarming finale with the old man from "Up" floating towards the top of the screen and out of sight. Set to various film scores and the music of Aphex Twin, this video has enough charm and eggheads to induce an "awww" from even the most taciturn of film buffs. »
- Emerson Gordon
In anticipation of Godzilla's presence at the upcoming SXSW 2014, where the original classic film will be playing, Legendary has released a new behind-the-scenes still from the remake.
Keep your eyes on the SXSW 2014 website for more details regarding the original's screening (date Tbd), but here's what we know so far:
The 1954 classic Godzilla is one of the most influential monster films of all time. For its 60th anniversary in 2014, Rialto Pictures will re-release the restored Japanese original envisioned by writer/director Ishiro Honda and SFX legend Eiji Tsuburaya including 40 minutes cut from the Us release version. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or have yet to witness the original, uncut masterpiece, now is the perfect time to see how the epic saga began.
As for the new version: »
- Uncle Creepy
The headline says it all. Expect more and more classic Godzilla titles to find their way to Blu-ray in the coming months as the May release of the big budget American reboot approaches.
Even King Kong is getting some hi-def lovin’ thanks to the King of the Monsters' resurgence.
King Kong vs. Godzilla may not ever get critical respect, but it has more than earned its status as one of the all-time great b-movies. The forerunner to the Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys, and Batman vs. Superman of today, the King of the Monsters and the 8th Wonder of the World squared off for the one and only time in this 1963 Toho monsterpiece.
When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks »
It was an exciting time to be a Friday the 13th fan when Paramount announced they had re-acquired the rights to the iconic horror franchise with a view to release the 13th chapter in an already packed 2015. However the excitement became concern when rumours started to bound around that the movie might take on the 'flavour of the month' found footage format. Ironically the concern then became horror as producer Brad Fuller not only confirmed the rumour in an interview, but also mentioned (when asked about Derek Mears) that Jason may not be appearing in the movie at all.
The 13th instalment of Friday the 13th may not include Jason Voorhees. Just let that sink in then ask yourself, 'why?'.
While not 100% official, there is little doubt that the next instalment won't have some involvement from Sean S. Cunningham, »
In this feature, we’ve thus far shined the spotlight on the coolest toys from the majority of the big horror franchises, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child’s Play and The Evil Dead. According to my calculations, that leaves only one left to tackle...
Freddy Krueger has been an absolute merchandising powerhouse since he came onto the scene in 1984, very few years passing by in the subsequent decades without the release of new Elm Street toys and goodies. Neca, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles and McFarlane have all churned out several different Freddy figures over the years, making it incredibly difficult to pick and choose a mere ten.
That being said, I feel pretty confident that the list I currently hold in my hands represents the absolute best of the best, so without further delay, let’s take a look at the ten Elm Street toys every fan »
- John Squires
12 items from 2014
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