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New Image from ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Anthology Gets Religious

The next in a plethora of horror anthologies is Cinelou FilmsNightmare Cinema, which features shorts from five genre directors: Mick Garris (Critters 2, Sleepwalkers, “The Shining” miniseries), Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Piranha, The Hole), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Ryuhei Kitamura (Downrange, Versus) and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead). Centering on a group of down-on-their-luck individuals who enter the decrepit Rialto Theatre, […]
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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time

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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time
Two months after The Dark Tower stunk up the multiplex, It came along and reminded all of us that it's possible to adapt a Stephen King story in a way that can be embraced by audiences and critics, to the tune of new box-office records, even. There are quite a few good films as you can see in our best Stephen King movies list. But while that may be true, there are probably more that just haven't hit the mark.

It's almost hard to blame Hollywood for getting it wrong so often, simply because there have been so many attempts at adaptations from wildly diverse source material, tackled by filmmakers with wide ranging levels of talent. Stanley Kubrick, Frank Darabont, Brian De Palma. There have been some real heavy hitters who have smartly adapted the work of our favorite Maine based ultra prolific author. But for every Stand By Me,
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Hdtgm: A Conversation with Mick Garris, Director of ‘Sleepwalkers’

Hdtgm: A Conversation with Mick Garris, Director of ‘Sleepwalkers’
From quirky hits (like *batteries not included and Critters 2) to epic haunts (like Stephen King’s The Stand), filmmaker Mick Garris has proven himself to be one of the industry’s true masters of horror. Literally, even; creating the beloved Showtime series Masters of Horror. With such an impressive portfolio of spooky stories under his belt, […]

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Celebrate Easter With These Nifty Horror Prints!

Celebrate Easter With These Nifty Horror Prints!
Easter isn’t exactly a holiday that gets associated with the horror genre very often. With the exception of last year’s Holidays, in which Nicholas McCarthy gave us one of the most horrifying Easter bunnies ever created, there aren’t a lot of Easter-themed horror movies out there (though Critters 2 just barely makes the cut). Austin-based artist Marcela Piñeda, who […]
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Mick Garris Teases a Secret New Anthology Horror Film

When horror fans hear the name Mick Garris, they’ll probably each immediately think of something different that he’s done. Perhaps it’s Critters 2. Maybe it’s the TV mini-series for The Stand. But for others, it’s the Showtime anthology horror series… Continue Reading →

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The Arrival: exploring a gloriously odd 90s sci-fi film

Ryan Lambie Nov 2, 2016

Before Arrival there was Charlie Sheen in The Arrival. Ryan takes a look at an unusual 90s sci-fi film...

When it came to sci-fi movies, 1996 was a crowded year: at the high end of the budget spectrum we had the invasion movies Independence Day and Mars Attacks; towards the middle we had John Carpenter's disappointing Snake Plissken sequel Escape From La, while Rutger Hauer starred in the cheap and cheerful Crossworlds and the brilliantly titled Omega Doom.

Throw in the startlingly botched Island Of Doctor Moreau, Star Trek: First Contact and Stuart Gordon's fun sci-fi oddity Space Truckers, and you have a busy 12 months in genre movies. Somewhat lost in the static was The Arrival, a nifty genre thriller which had the misfortune of coming out just a few weeks before the bigger, splashier Independence Day. A more modest and quirkier movie than Roland Emmerich's invasion flick,
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5 Other Movie Franchises That Crashed Onto Television

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News this week came in that the final planned Divergent Series movie would be skipping the theaters and go direct to television/DVD. It’s a rare move for such a major studio franchise to make, and it got me to thinking about other movie series that fizzled and did the same. Come inside to check out a history of downward sliding franchises!

If I come off sounding a bit harsh about all this, it’s mostly due to the fact that it’s such a bizarre situation. It’s been awhile since a studio franchise had to dropped down to direct-to-television and it’s not a good thing. Sure, Lionsgate is trying to spin the information that it’s part of a planned way to jumpstart a spin-off TV series...but the reality is this isn’t how they wanted The Divergent Series to end.

It’s a failure,
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Round-Up: El Rey Network’s April Ghouls Marathon, Mezco’s Hellraiser III Figure, She Wolf #1, American Gothic Press at WonderCon

On April 1st on the El Rey Network, April Fool’s Day will be April Ghouls Day. El Rey’s “April Ghouls” marathon will feature Critters 1–4, Ghouls, and Ghoulies 1 & 2. Also in this round-up: a new Hellraiser III Pinhead figure from Mezco Toyz, cover art and preview pages for She Wolf #1, and highlights from American Gothic Press’ panel at WonderCon 2016.

April Ghouls Marathon: Press Release: “April will be creeping up on you with El Rey Network’s “April Ghouls” marathon!

This marathon is no joke – El Rey Network will be crawling under your skin this April Fool’s Day with the classic Critters and Ghoulies series, as well as the recent release Ghouls. The marathon of mini-monsters will begin on Friday, April 1st at 4:00 Pm Et/Pt, and will nibble at your soul throughout the weekend until it ends on April 3rd.

You know what they say… April growlers bring May blood showers.
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Interview: “The Diabolical” Director Alistair Legrand!

Interview: “The Diabolical” Director Alistair Legrand!
As you may remember from my last column (and you better… you better), The Diabolical was well and truly “the s–t”! Well, guess what, creeps? That’s right, that flick’s co-writer/die-rector Alistair Legrand has stopped by the Crypt o’ Xiii to talk all about his foray into our beloved horror biz!

Famous Monsters. Welcome Big A! As this is yer first time at the rodeo known as the horror biz, what challenges did you face bringin’ The Diabolical to the screen?

Alastair Legrand. First of all, I can’t believe I’m talking to Famous Monsters; this is amazing. In response to your question, this was the best graduate film program I could have done, and a proper response would be ten pages long. The first main challenge was convincing the producers that I was the right man for the job—proving to them that I had
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Alien 3: the story ideas that never made it to the screen

During its fraught production, Alien 3 went through dozens of drafts. We look at some of the story ideas that never made it to the screen...

When the credits rolled on 1986's Aliens, the inevitable question from many cinemagoers was, "What happens next?"

For 20th Century Fox, and writer-producers David Giler and Walter Hill, it took nearly six years to figure out an answer to that question. Certainly, when Aliens was in production, director James Cameron had some ideas about a sequel; he once spoke about the prospect of Ripley, Hicks and young Newt - a makeshift family thrown together by that film's events - meeting up again for a second sequel to Alien.

“I know that James Cameron had planned to have Hicks, Ripley and me in Alien 3, to have a family-type thing", Newt actress Carrie Henn said in 1995.

A year after Aliens came out, Cameron was unequivocal
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Cemetery Dance to Publish Mick Garris’ Horror Mystery Novel ‘Salome’

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Critters 2, Hocus Pocus, The Stand miniseries, Masters of Horror, Post Mortem and many more… with a horror fan’s enthusiasm, a sharp director’s eye, and a writer’s relentless work ethic, Mick Garris has helped bring many horror projects to fruition on the big and small screen. In addition to scripting screenplays, Mick also puts pen to paper as a writer of fiction, and his latest novel, Salome, is being published by Cemetery Dance.

Written by Garris and featuring a cover illustrated by artist Alex Ruiz, Salome will be released in hardcover in January 2015 by well-known horror publisher Cemetery Dance. Salome is now available to pre-order on Cemetery Dance’s website in two editions:

“Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 signed copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($40) Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine,
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Los Angeles! Cemetery Man is Returning to the Screen!

One of the many things I got into during my time here at Shock was helping program a some films, first at the New Beverly then at The Cinefamily. Even though I'm moving on into a new chapter of my career, I still want to help the fellas at Friday Night Frights from time to time. We've teamed up on titles like The People Under the Stairs, Critters 2, Night of the Demons and more...and we've found our next venture:

Michele Soavi's Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man.

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Riddick director tackling new time travel movie, Replay

David Twohy goes from the world of Riddick to the world of time travel for his new thriller...

David Twohy's career first took off thanks to his writing, with his name on the screenplay credits for the likes of The Fugitive, Waterworld, Critters 2, Warlock and, er, G.I. Jane. His directorial breakthrough, however, came at his third attempt, Having steered films such as Disaster In Time and The Arrival (which itself isn't too bad), it was Pitch Black where everything clicked. It remains the best film he's directed to date (although we have a soft spot for A Perfect Getaway, which we talked about when chatting about whether star names ruin modern thrillers, here).

Twohy, following last year's latest Riddick film with Vin Diesel, is now circling a new time travel movie, which goes by the name of Replay. It's being funded by Relativity, and is based on the
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Trailers from Hell on 'Pitch Black' Starring Vin Diesel

Trailers from Hell on 'Pitch Black' Starring Vin Diesel
Today on Trailers from Hell, Jesus Trevino takes on the 2000 science fiction thriller "Pitch Black," starring Vin Diesel. Director David Twohy's modestly budgeted science-fiction thriller was a surprise hit in 2000. Starring Vin Diesel as the space-age anti-hero Richard Riddick, the film grossed over 53 million leading to a 2004 sequel, "The Chronicles of Riddick." Twohy (screenwriter for 1998's "The Fugitive" and Tfh guru Mick Garris' "Critters 2") revisited the character three more times in "Dark Fury", "Riddick: Blindsided" and 2013's "Riddick."
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Pitch Black

Director David Twohy’s modestly budgeted science-fiction thriller was a surprise hit in 2000. Starring Vin Deisel as the space-age anti-hero Richard Riddick, the film grossed over 53 million leading to a 2004 sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick. Twohy (screenwriter for 1998′s The Fugitive and Tfh guru Mick GarrisCritters 2) revisited the character three more times in Dark Fury, Riddick:Blindsided and 2013′s Riddick.

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Our Eight Favorite Easter Flicks

There may be more Christmas movies than movies set in Canada, and pretty much every horror flick counts as a Halloween flick. Even New Year's Eve has dozens of great movies centered around it, but when it comes to Easter, there's practically nothing. In fact, to the undiscerning eye, it may look like it's easier to pick a movie for Flag Day than it is for Easter—c'mon Hollywood, even Groundhog's Day has, well, Groundhog's Day.

Despite the paucity of obvious candidates, though, there are in fact quite a few good movies for Easter viewing, even for those of us who aren't religious (and if you are, then you don't need us to remind of of staples like The Greatest Story Ever Told or The Last Temptation of Christ). Here's our recommendation for Easter-themed flicks to enjoy that do more to celebrate (or, in many cases, lampoon) the holiday than just featuring a rabbit.
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New Junk Clip Will Have You Dancing to the Music

Getting high and arterial spray. They go together like peanut butter and jelly to the discerning horror fan. Well, okay, maybe not to all of you, but this latest clip from Junk is home to a lot of the red stuff. Grab your mop and check it out!

Junk is directed by Kevin Hamedani (Zombies of Mass Destruction) and features appearances by James Hong, George Hardy, Marcus Dunstan, Anthony Diblasi, Scott Sanders and the actual Critter puppet from Critters 2.

Look for it on DVD Now and on iTunes April 20th from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Synopsis

Kaveh and Raul are two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out. Kaveh's lost his girlfriend and spends his days getting high in his apartment, while Raul is off studying at Columbia University. But when one of their films ("Islama-rama 2") is accepted by a film festival, the two ex-friends are forced to
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A Clip from Junk By the Director of Zombies of Mass Destruction

Zombies of Mass Destruction helmer Kevin Hamedani wrote Shock to let us know his latest film Junk is now available and he provided us with a sneak peek clip. "The film is about horror b-movie filmmakers struggling to get their next movie made. It's basically a love letter to horror movies and B-cinema with special appearances by James Hong, George Hardy, Marcus Dunstan, Anthony Diblasi, Scott Sanders and we even got the actual Critter puppet from Critters 2," Hamedani says.

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Kevin Hamedani's Junk Feeds Your Horror Addiction

You know what happens, man... you and your buddies are sitting around getting high, and all of a sudden one of you says, "Yeah, man, let's make a horror movie." Sound familiar to you? Then you're bound to find a lot to like in Junk.

It's directed by Kevin Hamedani (Zombies of Mass Destruction) and features appearances by James Hong, George Hardy, Marcus Dunstan, Anthony Diblasi, Scott Sanders and the actual Critter puppet from Critters 2. Look for it on DVD this coming April 20th from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Synopsis

Kaveh and Raul are two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out. Kaveh's lost his girlfriend and spends his days getting high in his apartment, while Raul is off studying at Columbia University. But when one of their films ("Islama-rama 2") is accepted by a film festival, the two ex-friends are forced to tentatively re-connect in order to pitch
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