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Friday The 13th: TV series confirmed for The CW

The CW will house Jason Voorhees' new slasher adventures, as it announces development of the upcoming Friday The 13th TV series...

So, Friday The 13th is getting a TV show. We’ve known that for a while. Today we learned that The CW network is developing the new version, and that the show has been described as ‘a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise.’

Does that mean it’s a remake, then? Not a sequel like Damien or a prequel like Hannibal or Bates Motel? At the moment, it’s not entirely clear, but the description has few clues.

According to Deadline (who broke the news), the Friday The 13th series ‘reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, [...] about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees,
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Indie Film Star Trek: Renegades Coming to Crest Theatre

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The doors of iconic Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA will be opening for a Red Carpet event of the Indie film, Star Trek: Renegades on Saturday, August 1st, 2015.

After seeing the trailer below I am as giddy as a school girl! I Cannot wait to see this on Blu-Ray and you have chance to see it Before me!

Check out this Awesome Trailer And Poster!!!!!!

There were So many actors from the Star Trek franchise that made this film happen.

Cast includes: Walter Koenig as Admiral Chekov (Star Trek Series – Pavel Chekov), Tim Russ as Tuvok (Tuvok from Voyager), Adrienne Wilkinson as Captain Lexxa Singh (Zena/Star Wars), Sean Young as Dr. Lucien (Blade Runner), Robert Picardo as Dr. Lews Zimmerman (Voyager), Gary Graham as Ragnar (Alien Nation), Richerd Herd as Admiral Paris (V), Manu Intiraymi as Icheb (Voyager), Bruce A. Young as Borrada (The Sentinel), Edward Furlong as Fixer
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Fright At Home – July 7th, 2015: Arnold, Aliens, Ghosts and Robots!!

This a week of releases that really spread all across the board, with everything from Scream Factory’s releases of Dark Summer and Alien Outpost, to the Schwarzenegger-led zombie drama Maggie, and tons of other films that really give cinephiles a solid amount of variety to choose from. We thought we’d take a few of the films hitting shelves this week and give you fright fanatics a heads up on which ones are ones to pick up and perhaps some of the ones that you might want to wait for Redbox for. Read on!

Alien Outpost, Robot Jox and Dark Summer (Scream Factory)

Aliens and ghosts and robots fill up Scream Factory’s three releases this week, with Jabbar Raisani’s Fx-driven Alien Outpost, Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox and the eerie and effective Paul Solet film Dark Summer. Both films are very solid entries into their respective genres,
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July 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Maggie, The Crimson Cult, Robot Jox

The first week of July sees a ton of genre titles headed home on DVD and Blu-ray including a handful of cult classics including Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox, The Crimson Cult which co-stars Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination, a pair of 1974 shockers- Deranged and Spasmo- as well as The Killers, which is based on Ernest Hemingway’s chilling tale of the same name and gave the film noir subgenre a boost back in the 1940’s.

For those of you looking for something a little more current, you’ve got Alien Outpost, The Pact 2, Trophy Heads and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent zombie film, Maggie, to look forward to as well. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have last year’s Town that Dreaded Sundown remake is also arriving on both DVD and Blu-ray, with the latter being available exclusively at Best Buy on July 7th.
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Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art for Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox

In a future devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled with big robot brawls. Scream Factory's Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox hits home media on Blu-ray beginning July 7th, complete with audio commentaries and interviews aplenty.

Press Release -- "In the distant future, mankind has forsaken global wars for battles of single combat. The world has been divided into two opposing super powers, with each side represented by trained champions. Their weapons are huge robotic machines, capable of battle on land, sea and in the air. From celebrated director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) and executive producer Charles Band comes Robot Jox, a riveting sci-fi action adventure. Directed by Stuart Gordon, the film stars Gary Graham (TV’s Alien Nation), Anne-Marie Johnson (TV’s In The Heat of the Night, Jag), Paul Koslo (Voyage of the Damned), Robert Sampson (Re-Animator, The Dark Side of the Moon), Danny Kamekona (Hawaii Five-o,
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Boom Boom Washington Joins Cast of Rob Zombie’s ’31′

Boom Boom Washington Joins Cast of Rob Zombie’s ’31′
More casting news for Rob Zombie’s new film 31 continues to roll in. Today he announced that Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Otis, Alien Nation) has joined the cast as Panda Thomas. From Zombie’s Facebook page: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has joined the cast of 31 as Panda Thomas the manager of a traveling roadshow known as “The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show”. Unfortunately […]
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Scream Factory Announces Robot Jox Blu-ray

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In a future that’s been devastated by a nuclear war, major conflicts are settled between two opponents, one fighting for the Market and the other for the Confederation. The twist: each warrior fights from the cockpit of a massive robot, similar in part to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Robot Jox, the sci-fi flick from Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon, will make its Blu-ray debut next summer via Scream Factory.

From Scream Factory: “Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with another film to reveal. We veer more into sci-fi territory this time: 1989’s Robot Jox (helmed by legendary From Beyond and Dolls Director Stuart Gordon) will make its debut on the Blu-ray format in Summer 2015! No other details to report at this time.

We still have a few more surprise reveals between now and Halloween so keep checking back here on the page to be the first to see them.
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Placing Blame: What's Really Behind Almost Human's Cancellation?

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I was hoping for my debut on Cinelinx would be a soft one. A movie review, a new comic book series, something light that would not rattle anyone's birdcage until I became established. Unfortunately, due to recent events, all I can say is "out of the frying pan..."

You know the rest.

So the news is Fox has cancelled Almost Human after just one season. As of this writing, there are forecasts showing a spike in demand for torches and pitchfolks. Two words everyone: Calm down.

The Fox Network, and other broadcast channels, does indeed have a long reputation for not giving attention to well-written science fiction shows. We only need to reference the laundry list of shows on the other online forums (Firefly being at the top of the list). It has also been addressed that television is really becoming more dumbed-down each year with the glut of “reality” TV shows (trust me,
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Jonathan Brandis: How Life After Teen Stardom Can Take a Wrong Turn

Jonathan Brandis: How Life After Teen Stardom Can Take a Wrong Turn
Jonathan Brandis hanged himself 10 years ago this week (November 12, 2003) at Sixth and Detroit in Los Angeles, in the second-floor hallway of an apartment building south of Hollywood near a decent doughnut shop and a cat groomer. He was 27 years old. And he was my first big crush. If you're picturing him in your head, you're imagining him young. Brandis began modeling at 2, scored a soap opera gig at 6, and by 10 was a TV regular with guest appearances on Alien Nation, Who's the Boss?, Blossom, L.A. Law, Full House, The Wonder Years and Murder, She Wrote. He was 16 when he made Ladybugs, 17 when he was cast as teen genius Lucas Wolenczak in Steven Spielberg's seaQuest 2032. You can't picture him any older t...
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Looking back at Robot Jox

Feature Scott Snowden 20 May 2013 - 07:06

With Pacific Rim on the horizon, what better time to look back at the 1989 giant robot flick, Robot Jox...

Soon, cinemas everywhere will unleash the giant robot warriors of Guillermo del Toro’s vivid imagination with Pacific Rim, due to open in July. And from what we’ve glimpsed so far in its trailers, boy are these babies going to rock. But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen humans pilot giant mecha in the movies - back in 1989, director Stuart Gordon brought us the cult spectacular, Robot Jox.

Snow blows across a barren Siberian wasteland and a howling wind can be heard. Aside from a few scattered trees, the desolate landscape is strewn with huge broken, burnt out metal body parts. Suddenly another severed limb - this one looks like an arm - crashes to the ground, sparks still flying where
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'Welcome Back, Kotter': Where are the Sweathogs now?

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While the TV community mourns the passing of Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," we thought it might be interesting to see what all the other Sweathogs as well as Mr. Kotter are up to these days. Here's an update:

John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino) - After some lean years in the 1980s, Travolta's career rocketed back following his role as Vincent Vega in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," and he hasn't looked back since. Subsequent films included "Face/Off," "Get Shorty" and "Wild Hogs." He's very much an A-lister.

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington) - Known for his over enunciation "Hey, Mister Kot-taire," Hilton-Jacobs' character was the star on Buchanan High's basketball team. Since the series left the air in 1979, he's had a slew of guest starring roles in TV series from "Hill Street Blues" to "Roseanne" to "Chuck." His longest stint was on the show "Alien Nation.
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Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party Saturday Night, September 17th, at the Burbank Film Fest!

With the Burbank International Film Festival currently in full swing (it’s running through Sunday, September 18th), filmmaker/genre personality Jeff Rector tipped us off to the Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party he’s hosting in conjunction with the fest tomorrow night, Saturday, September 17th. Read on for information on the genre-studded event honoring the legendary Roger Corman, including how to purchase tickets.

“I am hosting the first ever Night of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror and the Red Carpet After Party,” said Rector of the event, which will take place at Tdj Studios (10815 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood) from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. “We will be honoring legendary filmmaker Roger Corman with the ‘Pioneer Award’ and will have an open bar, full buffet and red carpet with DJ Starlett spinning in the 6,000-square-foot space. There will also be a special performance by Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager") and his band
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Lr's The Blu Room: V: Complete First Season Blu-Ray

V (2009) The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Warner Bros. Home Entertainment2009-2010/Not Rated/520 minsList Price: $49.99 – Now AvailableV is so 1983, isn't it? I actually have fond memories of Kenneth Johnson's sci-fi miniseries which aired in two installments between '83 and '84. It was almost as if someone had taken the old Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man (based on a short story by Damon Knight) and adapted it into a television epic. For an eight-year-old kid, the series was both scary and hokey at the same time. Scary every time a Visitor's true nature was revealed and hokey after I realized how poor the visual f/x make-up was. Didn't really matter because back in the eighties, there weren't too many exciting shows on TV with such large production values especially in the sci-fi genre. Plus, who could beat the sexiness of Jane Badler as Diana, Commander of the Visitors?
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The Terror Within/Dead Space (Roger Corman Cult Classics) – DVD Review

The Films:

Shout! Factory is releasing plenty of Roger Corman titles (mostly produced) via these Double Feature DVD releases, and this time they pair up two lesser known titles from the late 1980s/early 1990s period, certainly a long time after his producing heyday of finer sci-fi/horror films. Both films collected here, The Terror Within (1989) and Dead Space (1990) have a common link of being Alien-copycats.

First, The Terror Within. This film is pretty fun, despite it’s odd amalgamation of Mad Max, Alien, and the film Alien copied from, It! The Terror from Outer Space. We’re really left in the dark about the origin of the film’s setting. You see, our protagonists are in an underground bunker, seeking survivors from something that eradicated Earth’s population, andwhen the find a survivor – she could be the cure! – there’s something just not right. Yeah, same old same old,
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DVD News: Airwolf – Season 4 (Us/R1)

In new that pleases me greatly (what? I’m a fan of this Canadian iteration of the series), Universal Studios Home Entertainment have announced the Us release of Airwolf – Season 4, the much-maligned final season of the TV show that was shot on video in Canada after the original stars left the series.

Airwolf – Season 4 stars Barry Van Dyke (Diagnosis: Murder) as the long-missing brother of Jan Michael Vincent’s character, Michele Scarabelli (TV’s Alien Nation), Geraint Wyn Davies (24, Forever Knight), Anthony Sherwood (Street Legal) and in a recurring role William B. Davis (The X-Files).

Airwolf – Season 4 is released on Region 1 DVD on February 1st 2011.
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Exclusive: Interview with Universal Dead Writer Kelly Parks

We talk with Kelly Parks, screenwriter of the Universal Dead web series, soon to be a feature film.

We took notice of the zombie web series Universal Dead because of the strong production value and cast. When Universal Dead announced they were going to be  turned into into a feature film with Paramount distributing, we had to talk with screenwriter Kelly Parks, who describes himself as "America's only ex-cia rocket scientist stand-up comic screenwriter."

Kelly was kind enough to answer some of our questions via email.

Haz: How did this project start and what was your background before Universal Dead?

Kelly Parks: My business partners (Vernon Mortensen and Neil Trusso) and I are lifelong zombie movie fans so of course we had to do something zombie related. I came up with an idea based on my personal theory about how zombies might work and I wrote that as a
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‘Universal Dead’: What An Ex-cia Rocket Scientist’s Web Series Would Look Like

Web series are often the passion projects of those who create them and can become a reflection of their backgrounds and talents. After all, the adage is "write what you know". So imagine what kind of web series would come out of someone whose short bio is "I am America's only ex-cia, rocket scientist, stand-up-comic screenwriter. No, really." It'd probably look something like Universal Dead. Reminiscent of the classic zombie storytelling of George Romano, the series opens on a breathtaking helicopter view of a ravaged landscape. We quickly learn that the planet is consumed by a strange disease that turns people into mindless murderers. A small team of Us Navy SEALs must protect a doctor from the Center for Disease Control on a mission to evaluate the claims of an erratic scientist who may have discovered the secret to mankind's salvation. Let's go back a second: this show opens with a Helicopter Shot.
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Zombies Invade the Web in Universal Dead

Death is universal. And so are zombies, apparently, and they’re currently everywhere, including the Interwebs. Check out the first two episodes of Kelly Parks’s ongoing web series “Universal Dead”, directed by Vernon Mortensen and starring Doug Jones (“Hellboy”), D.B. Sweeney (“24″), Gary Graham (“Alien Nation”), and a bunch of badass former Navy SEALs playing badass Navy SEALs. Both episodes total about 10 minutes, so it’s a pretty easy sit-through. Not a whole lot of action, though, which is disappointing. I’m not entirely sure where they’re going from here, but hopefully the SEALs will get more face time. Planet Earth is ravaged by a strange disease that turns people into mindless murderers. As civilization struggles to survive, a small team of Us Navy SEALs must protect a doctor from the Center for Disease Control on a mission to discover the secret to mankind’s salvation. Facing endless attacks
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Horror at the Oscars Part 2: This Time It's Personal

Horror fanatics are still buzzing like chainsaws over the Academy Awards’ genre montage. Anywhere there could be a conversation about it online, there was one. Many were upset over the Twilight ‘tweens’ participation, as if their mere presence sent a message about the state of scary in Hollyweird, USA.

A few seemed happy, though, to just get a glimpse of their beloved Evil Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 if only for a few seconds. But many called the selections generic and thoughtless, demanding the likes of Demons and TerrorVision instead (well, maybe not TerrorVision; that was just me).

How about Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Re-Animator? It’s Alive? Tombs of the Blind Dead? Coffin Joe? No list is perfect, but with a bit more care and a phone call to any one of us, the Oscars could have elevated that section into a real scream. Or maybe they
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‘Dead End City’ Brings Undead Noir to the Internet

Where other people spend their time making videoblog shows, pop culture parodies, and three-minute sitcoms, Jeff Varga wants to bring something serious to the world of web television. It could be said that Jeff Varga has a vision for web television - and that vision involves fascist Australian zombies and hot women shooting the holy hell out of each other in Sin City-inspired noir streets. In other words, that vision is Dead End City, and the fifteen-minute pilot episode is out for public consumption. Gary Graham of Alien Nation and Star Trek: Enterprise plays Murphy, a gritty hustler who spends his life dodging bullets and aiming at beautiful women. While avoiding some thugs at a local watering hole ("The Dragon Lady"), a chance encounter puts him in possession of a mysterious elephant figurine - and in the sights of Scarza (Matthew Nicolau), an Australian fascist with a fresh bullet hole in the forehead.
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