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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Mega Shark in Malibu’ Review

Stars: Peta Wilson, Warren Christie, Chelan Simmons, Sonya Salomaa | Written by Lindsay James | Directed by David Lister

Lets face it: you already know whether youre going to like this movie or not from the title alone, right? The Asylum Mega- franchise has garnered itself a fair number of fans over the past few years, with high-brow classics such as Mega Piranha and last years super-popular Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus doing the business for Syfy’s viewership by providing an ultra-cheap form of entertainment enjoyed more for its laughable acting and special effects than its stellar writing or innovative filmmaking.

The plot comes straight out of Piranha, with once-thought-extinct goblin sharks emerging from cracks left in the ocean floor after a number of earthquakes, resulting in a flash tsunami that covers the west coast of America with high water, including the titular Malibu. The film follows two groups of people
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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Mega Piranha’ Review

Stars: Paul Logan, Tiffany, Barry Williams, David Labiosa | Written and Directed by Eric Forsberg

So the official synopsis for Mega Piranha reads like this:

Join Special Agent Finch (Paul Logan) and Professor Sarah Monroe (80’s pop star Tiffany) as a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way toward Florida… Will the entire population of Florida be saved from complete annihilation? Featuring explosive set pieces, stunning special effects and the most fearsome marine monsters in the history of film, Mega Piranha is the riotously entertaining new creature feature from the makers of last year’s massive DVD success, Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus. Battleships will be destroyed, humanity will be threatened, a continent will reach the edge of disaster, a group of heroes will risk it all to save innocent lives and helicopters will be eaten. Prepare for the ultimate bite-sized blockbusting thrill-ride that
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Horror Highlights: Bite, The Abandoned, Creep Cases, El Rey Network’s Mother’s Day Marathon, The Horde Q&A

In today’s Horror Highlights, we have new clips from Bite, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Abandoned, information and a look at Jon Fields’ Creep Cases, details on El Rey Network’s Mother’s Day Marathon, and a Q&A with The Horde producer Beth A. Thuna.

Two New Clips for Archibald’s Bite: Press Release: Visceral body-horror feature opens in select U.S. theaters May 6th, 2016.

When she returns from her tropical bachelorette party getaway, a young woman begins to succumb to an insect bite in the palpably disturbing film Bite. Witness the skin-crawling chronicle of one woman’s truly terrifying descent into madness when the visceral body horror feature, Bite debuts in select U.S. theaters May 6th, 2016. Directed by Chad Archibald (The Drownsman), Bite had a sensational premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where it won an Audience Award
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Horror Highlights: Friday The 13th Part VI, Madballs #1, The Horde, Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis #1

Jason Lives, the sixth installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, turns 30 in August and to celebrate, O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival are having a screening of the film. Read on for more details. Also: Madballs #1 preview pages, The Horde release details, and Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis #1 preview pages.

Friday the 13th Part VI Screening: From O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival: “O Cinema and Popcorn Frights Film Festival are proud to present the 30th Anniversary of the sixth chapter in the Friday the 13th series, Jason Lives.

Retro video game table. Play the classic Nintendo 8-bit “Friday the 13th” video game before the movie (10 pm) 30th Anniversary Screening of “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives” (11 pm)

As most horror fans know, the fourth Friday the 13th film was intended to truly be The Final Chapter. However, since it wound up being the highest grossing film in the series,
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Comic Con 2015 Saturday Schedule

Comic Con 2015 Saturday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants

The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a
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‘Damn Sea Vampires!’ DVD Review

Stars: Cassie Scerbo, Jonathan Lipnicki, Kevin Dobson, Brandon Beemer, Jaqueline Fleming, Jimmy Sweetwater, Lawrence Turner | Written by Brook Durham | Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy

After seeing Cassie Scerbo’s fantastic performance in Sharknado I made it a point to track down and watch anything new movie she was in, which coupled with the ridiculous new re-titling (this film originally aired on Us television as Beasts of the Bering Sea), made Damn Sea Vampires! a must-watch. It doesn’t hurt that the film is also helmed by cinematographer Don E. FauntLeRoy – who cut his directorial teeth on two Anaconda sequels and a handful of Steven Seagal movies, including one of the star best post-2005 flicks, Renegade Justice (a personal fave).

Damn Sea Vampires! follows a family of treasure hunters: siblings Donna (Scerbo) and Joe and their father (Dobson), who spend their days dredging for gold beneath the Bering Sea. Having already lost a crew member,
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Déjà Vu - SyFy Debuts Trailer for '12 Monkeys' Series

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Billed as a complete reimagining, SyFy's serial take on Terry Gilliam's post-apocalyptic "12 Monkeys" retains it's dark imagery, but will Gilliam's frenetic underlying messages ultimately be lost in the mix?

The fictional worlds of director Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King, Brazil, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) are beautifuilly profound and gorgeously bizarre to say the least, always combining the harsh grit of reality with the sublime wonders of the imagination.  The famed director's 1995-outing 12 Monkeys was no exception.

Set in a distant future, 12 Monkeys saw Bruce Willis in the role of convict protagonist Cole, who is (messily) sent into the past by a shady government group with the task of seeking out and stopping the cause of mankind's current dilemna: a life underground in the dark to escape a worldwide pandemic that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

With his unique directorial style, Gilliam brought forth a haunting
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Exclusive: Mike Mendez on the Journey From 'Mega Spider' to 'Big Ass Spider'

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Exclusive: Mike Mendez on the Journey From 'Mega Spider' to 'Big Ass Spider'
In 2012, I visited with director Mike Mendez and actor Greg Grunberg on the set of what was then called Mega Spider. Two years later, Mega Spider is now Big Ass Spider, and the flick has run the festival circuit before landing on blu-ray and VOD on January 7th. I spoke with Mike again, and we discussed title changes, audience response, and that big ass spider.

I visited you on set, on one of your last days of shooting. Back then, the title was Mega Spider. How did you get away with changing the title? Frankly, I think Big Ass Spider is much better.

Good! A lot of begging and pleading is the short answer to that. From the first time I met with Epic Pictures, that was something I told them: I really wanted to differentiate from your average Mega Snake or Mega Piranha or Mega-whatever. There are literally like
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Ten More Unconventional Movie Monsters

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One of the key components to a successful horror film is a memorable adversary for the protagonists. Often, the villain is human, or once was. Sometimes the foe is a possessed home, or a revenant that just won’t die. In rare cases, the monster is something a little more… unusual. As evidenced in the list below, we sometimes discover the enemy is more bizarre than we could ever dream: evil objects, demonic playthings, even malevolent pastries... monsters come in many forms. With that said, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane and look at ten more of the most unconventional monsters in horror cinema history. [Check out our first ten here.] Note: To avoid a list that features nothing but SyFy Channel originals, we are only considering films that premiered in a medium other than cable television. Dolly Dearest The Child’s Play franchise is hands-down better than Dolly Dearest, and we
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Review: Ghost Shark Asks, Can Great White Lightning Strike Twice?

From the brilliant minds that brought you Arachnoquake and Mega Piranha comes the chilling tale of the vengeful spirit of a great white shark, Ghost Shark. It airs tonight on SyFy at 9 p.m.Et. A shark is attacked by a group of fisherman and before it dies it rests in a cursed cave where it's spirit is released to continue feeding on the residents of a sleepy summer town. Ava and Cicely's dad was the captain of that chartered boat and when he also turns up missing they investigate his disappearance. But soon Ghost Shark begins attacking the residents, turning up wherever there is water. How can it be stopped? And what does the lighthouse keeper Finch (Richard Moll) know about the cave and the town curse...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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Syfy Already Talking ‘Sharknado’ Sequel

Syfy has been bringing TV auds campy telepic fare for about a decade now, but Thursday’s “Sharknado” far surpassed the NBCUniversal cabler’s expectations when it came to online buzz and audience reaction.

And yes, a “Sharknado” sequel is already being discussed at the Syfy headquarters, though official plans have yet to coalesce. For now, the cabler is planning a rerun of the pic next Thursday at 7 p.m. to serve as a lead-in to Frankie Muniz-starrer “Blast Vegas.”

“We’ve had other movies where the titles would catch some buzz, like ‘Sharktopus’ or ‘Jersey Shore Shark Attack,’” explained Thomas Vitale, Syfy’s exec veep of programming and original movies. “But the level that ‘Sharknado’ reached, that was a surprise. It’s one of those happy accidents.”

Sharknado,” starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, is about exactly what the hodgepodge name implies: a shark-filled tornado that wrecks havoc on Los Angeles.
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2013 Memorial Day marathons: 'Arrested Development,' 'Veronica Mars' and more

If you don't have travel plans for Memorial Day weekend, get cozy on the couch (and set your DVR) because there are plenty of fun marathons happening.

Need to catch up on Season 1 of "Longmire" before the Season 2 premiere Monday, May 27? Want to re-live "Veronica Mars" Season 1? How about watching the entire series of "Arrested Development" (and reading our re-watch posts) before the new season is out on Netflix?

Here is all your Memorial Day weekend programming, all times Eastern.

Friday, May 24

A&E: "Storage Wars" marathon, 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Animal: "Finding Bigfoot" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Invasion" premiere and new episode, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bravo: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Millionaire Matchmaker" marathon, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Chiller: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Discovery: "Sons of Guns" marathon,
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HBO Goes “Behind the Candelabra” and “Smash” Ends at the Tonys

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A&E has cancelled the long-running reality show Intervention. That puts the end to a pretty remarkable run that helped 156 people turn sober and stay sober.

Mrs. Frederic has found a new job, C.C.H. Pounder is taking a role for a multi-episode arc on Sons of Anarchy, according to EW.

In the Flesh doesn’t make its stateside debut for a couple more weeks, but you won’t have to worry about how it ends. BBC Three just ordered a second season (or commissioned a second series to follow the UK TV terms) of the zombie drama.

In the Flesh

At the very least, appalling reality TV gives the chance to give critics a chance to write epic takedowns. This time, NPR’s Linda Holmes goes after Fox’s Does Someone Have to Go?, which turns out to be so much worse than I imagined.

Speaking of appalling reality programming,
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Alec Mapa Puts on a Show in “Showville” and Andy Roddick, Sports Host

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In a rather surprising development, Amazon plans to start selling fanfic. Really. The online retailer will let fanfic writers sell their Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars or Vampire Diaries-inspired stories and keep a portion of the sale. All three series are based on books brought to TV by Alloy Entertainment and Amazon says its working to get more properties into the mix. Now, anyone knows if they’ve banned crossovers? It would be fun to see how “A” and Gossip Girl would react to each other.

Andy Roddick will join Fox Sports Live, Fox Sports’ equivalent of SportsCenter, as a co-host.

Why aren’t there more hosting gigs that include moments of shirtlessness?

It’s taken nearly a year, but TLC has picked up the Bukudroos-produced celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?. The new season will include episodes focusing on Zooey Deschanel, Chris O’Donnell and Christina Applegate.
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DVD Review: Creature Feature Collection

Creature Feature Collection

Contains: Snow Beast, Monsterwolf, Swamp Shark | Released by Signature Entertainment

Signature Entertainment re-release three of their Tesco-exclusive creature features in a special three pack which is now available at all good retailers. We’ve previously reviewed two of the three so I thought I’d repost those together here just in case you’re wondering whether this new collection is worth picking up (Hint: If you love cheesy monster movies and crazy killer-shark flicks it most definitely is!). So without further ado, here’s reviews of Snow Beast and Swamp Shark:

Snow Beast (2011)

Stars: John Schneider, Jason London, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, Kari Hawker | Written by Brittany Wiscombe | Directed by Brian Brough

Snow Beast, shot in 2011, and not to be confused with the 1977 TV movieSnowbeast which starred Bo Svenson and Yvette Mimieux, and is set in the same locale (a snowy hillside) and featuring almost exactly the same plot,
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Superstorm Sandy? How About A ‘Sharknado’?

We here at Thn always try and look on the positive side of things. So with all the destruction and chaos caused by superstorm Sandy, at least it isn’t as bad as nature’s most severe form of punishment, the rare but oft talked about Sharknado. That’s right! A tornado containing sharks. We have truly reached the new epitome of creative geniousness. The film comes from the fantastic studio The Asylum, who are responsible for classics including Snakes On A Train, Transmorphers, and Mega Piranha. If that isn’t enough to get your excitement nodules in a twist, how about the tagline ‘Enough Said!’ Enough said indeed. The film’s official synopsis (it does have one, no expense spared on this production), runs as follows.

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert,
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DVD Review: Arachnoquake

Arachnoquake

Stars: Tracey Gold, Edward Furlong, Bug Hall, Ethan Phillips, Olivia Hardt, Megan Adelle | Written by Paul A. Birkett, Eric Forsberg | Directed by Griff Furst

Last week we reviewed Dragon Wasps, a Syfy channel produced creature feature released by Chelseas Films and this week we have Arachnoquake, a Syfy channel produced creature feature released by our friends at Signature Entertainment. I think I see a trend forming… Not that I’m complaining, I love the cheesy Syfy channel TV movies – mainly because unlike big-budget Hollywood flicks, these movies know exactly what they are and their limitations and have fun with it! This time round it’s the story of an earthquake in the Deep South that, besides making a mess of the roads, unleashes a swarm of albino spiders of all shapes and sizes who, as they do in these types of movies, converge on New Orleans to reek havoc on the locals.
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Exclusive: First Look at the 'Live-In Fear' Movie Trailer

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Thanks to the generosity of horror film supports all over the world, there is now a trailer for the Iodine Sky / MOnsterworks66 joint production, Live-In Fear, for you all to watch!

Check out the embedded Live-In Fear trailer below the official details.

Live-In Fear stars Arielle Brachfeld (The Haunting of Whaley House), Sarah Grayson (Road Rules), Chris Dorman (8.13) and David Lautman (The Black Guitar). The film also features cameo appearances by Geoffrey Gould (Strictly Background), Myles Cranford (Mega Piranha), Nancy Wolfe (Helter Skelter) and Charlene Geisler (Bobby Fischer Live).

Shot mainly on location in Utah, the film is a gory story of love, lust, murder, mutilation, death and dismemberment, and it should provide any horror fan with more than enough thrills. It follows four innocent – or at least innocent Looking – twenty-somethings as they travel to Utah to spend a weekend of fun in the snow
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Exclusive: Live-In- Fear (2012) Releases First Official Movie Stills

By MoreHorror.com

Some of you may remember the so-cool-it’s-frozen horror feature Live-In Fear that writer/director Brandon Scullion of Iodine Sky Productions and Maria Olsen of MOnsterworks66 was promoting earlier this year. Well, great things are happening for this little film with a big bloody heart including that MOnsterworks66 partner, Angel Corbin (Way Down in Chinatown), has come on board as producer, and we have picture lock on the entire feature.

This gorgeous looking film was shot in the winter wonderland of Utah in February in just 9 days and for just under $5,000, and it’s truly amazing what the "Live in Fear" team has been able to put together on such a small budget. Kudos must most definitely go to Matthew Espenshade, the film’s brilliant cinematographer, Emily Fiora Parks for her stunning makeup and FX work and Dani d’Ambra for her ultra-eerie set dressing for making
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The Asylum Going Theatrical with #Holdyourbreath?

I’m sure most diehard fans of horror are familiar with The Asylum Production Company: they are after all responsible for some of the most outrageous, cheesy, and unintentionally films to hit the tube. Need a refresher on some of their… unique offerings? How about flicks like Mega Piranha and Two-Headed Shark Attack, just for starters? #Holdyourbreath was directed by Jared Cohn who works from a script crafted by Geoff Meed. Katrina Bowden (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Randy Wayne (Ghost Town), Erin Marie Hogan (Paranormal Entity), Devanny Pinn (VIViD) and Gerald Webb (Zombie Apocalypse) star.
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