7 items from 2012
Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, Rib Hillis, Angie Savage, Chris De Christopher, Kurt Yaeger, Noah Blake | Written by J. Brad Wilke, Mike MacLean | Directed by Jim Wynorski
When a rogue scientist discovers an immense egg in the dark recesses of a rainforest he thinks he’s stumbled across his fame and fortune. But little does he know that it belongs to a terrifying hybrid monster, known only as the Piranhaconda (a moniker only mentioned once in the Entire film and dismissed as a stupid name!). Soon the beast is on the loose, hunting for its unborn child, rampaging through the country and destroying everything in its path in a mass of CGI-enhanced gory-glory.
A killer-creature B-movie from the Roger Corman staple, Piranhaconda is yet another made for Syfy TV movie – suprisingly this one comes from director Jim Wynorski, who is well-known in the horror community »
How are you spending your 4th of July holiday/weekend? If you live in one of areas of the country having 100+ degree days, perhaps you are spending it inside cuddled up with your TV remote. If so, Zap2it's got you covered for five whole days of programming. Check your local listings for channel number.
All times Eastern.
Wednesday, July 4
Bet: "The Game" marathon, 8 a.m. to midnight
CBS: "Boston Pops Fireworks," 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cloo: "House" Marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day
Espn: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2012 Hot Dog Eating Contest, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Espn 2: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food: "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" marathon, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Restaurant: Impossible" marathon, 7 p.m. to midnight
HBO: "John Adams" miniseries, »
With the recent announcement of Zombies vs. Gladiators, Amazon Studios' upcoming Clive Barker project, it's official: All you need to make a movie these days is a script whose title is composed of two nouns separated by a "vs."
This approach to moviemaking might seem simplistic and/or lazy, but it has one major thing going for it — everything you need to know about the product film is in the title. And that's a godsend to a production company's marketing department.
Obviously, this strategy must work, because producers are returning repeatedly to the Well of Versus. To illustrate my point, the following is a partial list of "vs." films:
Monsters vs. Aliens
Eagle vs. Shark
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Strippers vs. »
Sharktopus. Dinoshark. Dinocroc. All pale in comparison to Syfy’s upcoming “2 Creatures for the Price of 1” extravaganza, Piranhaconda. Roger Corman’s latest killer hybrid is scheduled to air on the network in October. In somewhat inevitable news, it stars the awesome Michael Madsen along with Rachel Hunter and is directed by Jim Wynorski.
MacLean talked to Shock about writing creature features, working with Roger Corman, the differences between cable and theatrical movies, why comedy is a vital component of Syfy features, and more.
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Anchor Bay is celebrating the work of Roger Corman by releasing Camel Spiders on Blu-ray and DVD and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel on Blu-ray and DVD the same day, March 27. We are celebrating both of these titles with a contest, where we're also giving away Anchor Bay titles such as Sharktopus, Cyclops, Dinoshark, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator. These titles will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.
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During a routine desert patrol, an U.S. Military unit head by Captain Sturges (Brian Krause) is ambushed by insurgents. »
Here at Dread Central we pride ourselves on delivering the best content and coolest stuff imaginable to you cats. That's why when a contest comes our way too big to resist we bring it immediately to you!
That's right kids! In celebration of the release of Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) we're giving away the following package of monstrous goodies:
To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest. Contest is open to U.S. residents Only!
Look for Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27th. Good luck!
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- Uncle Creepy
Why does anyone love to watch terrible movies? Maybe we’re drawn in by the bad acting or we wonder why someone like David Carradine was in Dinocroc vs. Supergator. It could be because we want to watch an preposterous concept like Sharktopus, and we hope that just this once, it will actually be a masterpiece. For me, I’m always waiting for the creature reveal. When it comes to recent Roger Corman releases, you can bet on a spectacle of the fantastic and absurd.
With nearly 400 titles under his belt as a producer, Roger Corman is the king of B-movies. While Corman’s monster films might not be for everyone, you can’t deny that he has played a significant role in the horror genre. His work in horror spans decades, bringing us classics like Piranha, The Little Shop of Horrors (1965), and The Terror. Of Course, the movies included »
- Steph Howard
7 items from 2012
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