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'Sharknado' Sequel to Wreak Havoc on New York

'Sharknado' Sequel to Wreak Havoc on New York
Sharknado 2: The Second One is officially happening, with stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid confirmed to start filming next month. The follow-up to last year's low-budget smash Sharknado will be filmed and set in New York City, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will bring Los Angeles survivors Fin (Ziering) and April (Reid) to the Big Apple, where only they will be able to save its citizens and landmarks from nature's cruelest aquatic and aerial assault.

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The 13 Greatest Horror Movie Insults!!

The cinematic elites often criticize horror films for lacking a strong grasp of storytelling and containing cheap dialogue. While the die-hard horror fans know this to be pure poppycock, a lot of horror films have incredible lines that go unnoticed. We’re all aware of the iconic quotes and one-liners of our genre, but horror films actually possess a variety of incredible insults. The next time you want to call someone a “dick” or “bitch” or “douchebag,” kindly remind yourself that horror films are a cornucopia of comebacks. (Sorry, not sorry for all of the alliteration in that introduction.)

13) “You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn’t she? Put ‘em back on…formaldehyde-face!” from They Live.

John Carpenter is a damned good writer, and just about all of his films contain incredible one-liners and monologues. Arguably, it is They Live that remains his most quotable.
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Slice and Dice The Slasher Film Forever (2013) Review

If youve been waiting for a fun enlightening documentary about the beloved slasher subgenre Slice and Dice The Slasher Film Forever is the pic for you. Tons of celebrity guests cool visuals and thrilling archival footage waits Slice and Dice isnt likely to disappoint. Its a blast to watch. Loaded with countless clips from some absolutely classic gems (including Motel Hell The Hills Have Eyes The Burning Slaughter High Monster Man Sleepaway Camp Halloween Friday the 13th A Nightmare on Elm Street Childs Play The Toolbox Murders and many many more) thorough conversations as to the relevance of the final girl the trend of excessive gore and what it requires to escape a slasher film in one piece.
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10 Reality TV Shows You (Probably) Aren’t Watching But Should

Reality TV is always going to be a guilty pleasure. When award season comes around we will always declare our love for Mad Men but how many of us pretend we aren’t actually interested in the Kardashians?

Here are some reality shows that we might feel less guilty about watching. Some you may have heard of but some may passed you buy as you watch Gordon Ramsey yell at overweight New Yorkers. Not all reality is pure trash.

10. Face Off (SyFy)

It’s like a weekly dose of DVD’s extras. Make up effects artists battle out by showing a different style of makeup effect from zombies to aliens and the one girl who always makes a fairy. There is a foundation challenge where contestants showcase a tiny bit of their skills before the big Spotlight challenge. The Spotlight is a three day challenge where they are given a
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Raymond Cusick obituary

Television production designer who gave Doctor Who's Daleks their distinctive appearance

The iconic shape of the Daleks – the most enduring villains from the BBC's long-running television science-fiction series Doctor Who – came from the imagination of the designer Raymond Cusick, who has died aged 84. The famous domed silhouette, with three protuberances – eyestalk, sucker arm and gun – and distinctive spherical skirt decorations, has retained its shape even into the current incarnation of the show.

Cusick's involvement with the second Doctor Who adventure, The Daleks, in 1963, came by chance. The original designer was due to be Ridley Scott, but his schedule ended up clashing with the proposed filming dates. Cusick took the job instead, which required him to come up with such creations as a petrified jungle, a gleaming alien city and some robotic-looking creatures. The Dalek was revealed to be not a machine but a protective shell in which a mutant
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Face Off - 3.03 "Year of the Dragon" Preview and Pics

Face Off - 3.03 "Year of the Dragon" Preview and Pics

Face Off returns tonight with "Year of the Dragon", with a contest that conspicuously requires quite a lot more fabrication that usual.  This seems to be the theme this year, influenced by the ill-fated Monster Man (bring it back Syfy!), the Face Off crew seems to be pushing the artists to 'build' more things in addition to the usual sculpting, molding, and airbrushing.

This time around the competitors must create a traditional Chinese dragon makeup that can also withstand an actual dance routing.  We've seen the episode and it is definitely one of the most intense competitions to date.

For a look inside the studio, and a glimpse at what the Face Off gang is creating, click on the arrows at the top of this post.

I don't know about you, but I am definitely looking forward to next week's
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Review - Face Off Season 3 Premiere Raises the Bar

Review - Face Off Season 3 Premiere Raises the Bar

When I was a kid I used to love to play with Knox Gelatin (aka Instant Flesh), Alginate, Plaster Bandages, Foam Rubber, you name it. Rick Baker was my hero, Dick Smith was a God, and CGI was Pong. So I was predisposed to love Face Off anyways, what came as a total surprise to me was how quickly my kids became obsessed with the week to week creative trials of Syfy's reality competition that pits a diverse group of special effects make-up artists against one another in pursuit of a prize that could mean fame, fortune, and recognition. It's not so much of a surprise anymore, CGI may have taken the lead when it comes to creature effects on the screen, but there is still nothing more fascinating then watching the creative process that goes into creating something not of this world,
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Review: Face Off Season 3

Now entering its third season, Syfy’s Face Off is part Project Runway and part Monster Man, which recently completed a mostly entertaining first season on the network. The older show kicks off its new season on Tuesday, August 21st. Anyone interested in make-up effects will find it more than worth their while.

The tried and true reality show structure is firmly in place. The show cuts between the 12 contestants introducing themselves while they meet one another for the first time at a swanky rooftop party in Los Angeles. They range from a 20 year-old with little experience to people well into their 40s with significant industry experience.

The party is hosted by Sean Astin. He also judges their first competition. Little time is wasted on the setup which is nice. For their first challenge the contestants need to create original face make-up incorporating an item from the party.

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Wee Man! Syfy Ghost Hunters and Monster Man previews (Video)

Syfy fired over several highlights and sneak peeks from Ghost Hunters and Monster Man airing Wednesday on Syfy. Ghost Hunters Basement Door- Bonus Scene Jason and Grant investigate the haunting in the basement of a fraternity house Grant.s thoughts on Taps- Bonus Scene Grant gives his thoughts on how Taps will work after he leaves Basement Hauntings- Bonus Scene Britt and Adam use various devices to test the paranormal presence in the basement of the fraternity house. Operation Room- Bonus Scene Adam and Britt conduct an Evp session around the operating table of the Uscgc Taney Paranormal Captains- Bonus Scene Steve and Tango communicate with captains of the Uscgc Taney from beyond the grave A Ghost of a Marine- Next
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First Look at Mike Mendez's Mega Spider in Action!

There are few movies we are looking forward to more around these parts than the latest creature feature from madman Mike Mendez (The Gravedancers) entitled Mega Spider. Need some reasons why? Check out these new stills and also a snippet video from Syfy's "Monster Man".

Battling the beast are Greg Grunberg ("Heroes", "Alias") and Lombardo Boyar ("The Bernie Mac Show"), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. The unlikely heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, "Twin Peaks").

Mendez explains what drew him to the project: "The script was hilarious, and as we got into the creature design and the casting, we had one objective in mind: fun! I love the tone of this movie and think audiences are going to have a wild time.”


Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication,
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Ghost Hunters International, Monster Man sneak peeks with Eureka Recap Clip (Videos)

Tune in alert to the all new episode of Ghost Hunters International at 9/8c and Monster Man at 10/9c next Wednesday. And don.t forget - Eureka returns for an all new season on Monday, April 16th at 9/8c on Syfy! Syfy sent us all new sneak peek clips in support of Ghost Hunters International and Monster Man airing next Wednesday, March 28th on Syfy. Also below is a new recap clip in anticipation for the final season of Eureka premiering Monday, April 16 at 9/8c. From Syfy In the all-new Ghost Hunters International sneak peek, Joe and Scott investigate the kitchen of an old Villa when Scott exits frantically from the laundry room claiming he saw an apparition dressed
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Aurora Frankenstein Model Turns 50!

Aurora Frankenstein Model Turns 50!
Aurora was responsible for making some of the coolest monster models around throughout the 60s, helping to instill the images of Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and all their ilk into society’s collective conscious.

These models were an integral part of the life of any monster fan of the era, and that’s why we’d like to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most iconic models to ever be released from Aurora: Frankenstein!

Monster Man Dan has done us all a solid and created a beautiful design commemorating this momentous anniversary. Here’s what he had to say:

A (Severed) Heads-Ups to every Monster Model Figure Kit Builder and Classic Monster Lover! Right now, in the mist of this 2011 Halloween Season filled with all the ghoulish fun and festivities, I desire to draw your attention to a landmark 50th Anniversary that we
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Horror Channel announce FrightFest season

To celebrate this year’s FrightFest event, Horror Channel is screening a selection of the some of the best movies from previous years. Every night at 10.55pm from August 15th to August 31st you can see such gruesome masterpieces as Rob Zombie’s House of a Thousand Corpses, Pontypool, Miike Takashi’s shocking Audition and the UK TV premieres of Jamie Blanks’ yuppies-in-peril thriller Storm Warning (pictured above) and Jonathan Endsleigh’s chilling and bloody found footage flick Welcome to the Jungle.

The full line-up:

15 August – Colin; Dir: Marc Price

16 August – Seed; Dir: Owe Boll

17 August – Deadgirl; Dir: Gadi Harel & Marcel Sarmiento

18 August – Storm Warming; Dir: Jamie Blanks

19 August – Pontypool; Dir: Bruce McDonald

20 August – Autopsy; Dir: Adam Gierasch

21 August – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon; Dir: Scott Glosserman

22 August – Trailer Park of Terror; Dir: Steven Goldmann

23 August – The Horsemen; Dir: Steven Kastrissios

24 August – Welcome to the Jungle; Dir:
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Closed for the Season Opens on DVD and VOD in August

One indie flick we've had our eye on for a while now, Closed for the Season, is getting set to hit you in every digital way imaginable (with the exception of Blu-ray), and we've got the details of what to expect when it gets here. Plus we get to run that truly bitchin' poster art!

Look for the flick on DVD, VOD, and Digital Download from Mti Home Video on August 23rd. Special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, and trailers.

"Closed for the Season stars Aimee Brooks (Monster Man, The Mangler Reborn, Critters 3), Damian Maffei (the upcoming Joe R. Lansdale’s Mister Weed-Eater, Thomas Jane presents Suckerfish), and Joe Unger (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface, Broke Sky). Written and directed by Jay Woelfel (Live Evil, the upcoming Season Of Darkness with Richard Hatch, Tim Thomerson, and Tiffany Shepis, Unseen Evil) and produced by Jay Ellison and
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Alphas Leads The Pack In SyFy’s New Wave of Original Programming

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As part of SyFy’s largest original programming in the network’s eighteen-year history, SyFy will premiere four scripted dramas this coming July beginning with brand new show, Alphas, leading the pack. July is packed with the return of summer scripted dramas Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Haven.

Check out the official description for Alphas and take a whiff at what SyFy is cooking in terms of scripted dramas and reality TV in development. With Stargate Universe and Caprica off the table, the network is sure keen on developing programming that expands the scope of what we’re used to at SyFy. Looking at ratings for the first quarter of 2011, the network has experienced a 17% increase in adults 18-34 and 13% in total viewers with the launch of new shows, Being Human and Face-Off.

At least the BSG story doesn’t stop with Caprica. SyFy is still developing Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome,
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Syfy Announces 2011 Schedule: Alphas, Reality Shows & TV Movies

Today, the Syfy network announced its 2011 development slate, which includes the summer and fall premiere of many new scripted and reality shows, as well as a whole slew of new Saturday night original (sometimes cheesy) movies. Below is a list of the original movies and shows, along with their premiere dates if known.

Saturday Original Movies

Red Faction: Origins -- 2011 -- Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica) star in Red Faction: Origins, based on the hugely successful Red Faction video game franchise. Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (Patrick) led the Martian Colonies to freedom …and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra (Tamzin Merchant), and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason (Smith), Alec’s only son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now,
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Syfy launches 'Alphas' in July, develops a ton of unscripted shows

Syfy will launch its new sort-of superhero series "Alphas" in the summer, and it's developing a boatload of unscripted shows (along with a few scripted ones) for the coming year.

Also? One of the channel's upcoming Saturday-night B-movies is called "Jersey Shore Shark Attack."

The cable channel made the announcements Tuesday (March 22) at upfront presentation in New York. On the scripted side of the ledger, "Alphas" -- starring David Strathairn as the leader of a team of people whose "brain anomalies" give them special mental and physical abilities -- will premiere in July along with three returning shows: "Warehouse 13," "Eureka" and "Haven."

Syfy is also still developing "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" (although there's nothing new to report) and three comedy projects. One is "Three Inches," about a guy who has the ability to move any object with his mind ... up to a distance of three inches. The show
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Bitchin' New Artwork: Closed for the Season

Genre poster art has for too long been dominated by the floating heads of pensive teens. Hollywood churns these puppies out one-by-one. Leave it to the indie filmmakers to get things right!

Below you'll find the one-sheet for a movie we last reported it on way earlier in the year, Closed for the Season. Seriously? I'd hang this shit on my wall in a heartbeat!

"Closed for the Season stars Aimee Brooks (Monster Man, The Mangler Reborn, Critters 3), Damian Maffei (the upcoming Joe R. Lansdale’s Mister Weed-Eater, Thomas Jane presents Suckerfish), and Joe Unger (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface, Broke Sky). Written and directed by Jay Woelfel (Live Evil, the upcoming Season Of Darkness with Richard Hatch, Tim Thomerson, and Tiffany Shepis, Unseen Evil) and produced by Jay Ellison and Jon Wagner with creature design and creation by Tony Gardner's Alterian Inc. (Army of Darkness, Lord of Illusions,
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Alt.TV – 6/5/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm The Veil (The Unexplained Channel)

Boris Karloff hosts the series telling true stories of ordinary people who have bizarre or supernatural experiences. Made in 1958 this is a treat for Karloff fans, and somewhat of a rarity.

9.00pm Evil Aliens (Horror Channel)

The sensationalist reporter Michelle Fox presents the TV show Weird World, with phony matters about Ufos and aliens. When she hears about Cat, a young woman that claims that have been abducted with her boyfriend and become pregnant by aliens, she convinces her chief to travel with a team to the remote Welsh island of Scalled to interview Cat. She invites the cameraman Ricky Anderson with his sound technician partner; the nerd expert in “ufology” and “ley lines” Gavin Gorman
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