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Zombie has his panties in a bunch

Jan. 18th, 2007 | 01:23 pm
mood: amusedamused
posted by: pendamuse in the_overlook

I'm not a fan of this by any stretch, and while I have seen House of 1,000 Corpses, I can't say that it was incredibly groundbreaking. It had it's moments and some of the scenes were filmed not too shabbily, but it isn't something I'd run out and own.

From Cinematical.com:

The bad buzz, the bad script reviews and one helluva bad vibe has caused Rob Zombieto come down with a case of fanboy fever -- yes, the internet fanboysare officially pissing him off. Basically, the whole what-to-do startedwhen AICN ripped into Zombie's script for the latest Halloween installment (a so-called "re-imagining" of the entire franchise). However, Fangoria followed that up with a review that praised Zombie's script -- but, apparently, the damage had already been done. The musician-turned-director went kind of ballistic on his MySpace page, saying (in part): "This is crazy. Do you really go through life influenced by the thoughts of others that easily?"

So, with casting just about done, a production schedule set and arelease date of August 31(because everyone likes to dress up and gotrick-or-treating right around Labor Day) to stick by, what does Zombiedo? How about delay everything and re-write the script? Now, we don'tknow that for sure -- Bloody Disgusting is only going by "industry buzz" at the moment-- but there's a strong possibility the entire film could be pushedback. Because of a script review for an (supposedly) old draft? I don'tget it either, but something isn't right in Zombie land. Stay tuned, asCinematical plans to follow this one straight down into the bizarrerabbit hole it's decided to hide.

In related news, BD also has the scoop on who may or may not be cast as the memorable Laurie Strode (originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis). Two names are surfacing at the moment: Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead) and Agnes Bruckner (The Woods, Blood and Chocolate).As per usual, everyone close to Booth, Bruckner and the film itself aredenying the rumors ... for now. I'm sure as soon as Zombie gets overhis little temper tantrum we'll know what's really going on. Or not. But do you care either way?

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Lost Boys 2

Jan. 18th, 2007 | 12:55 pm
mood: crankycranky
posted by: pendamuse in the_overlook

I hope this one dies like the rest of them.

From IESB.net

I know that some of you are not going to believe this, but, the IESB can reveal that the long-awaited sequel for The Lost Boys is scheduled to start production in 2007.

After a few phone calls today, I was able to confirm that a sequel to The Lost Boys will indeed start shooting sometime in the first quarter of 2007 in San Diego, CA. It is slated for a direct to DVD release with no theatrical plans at this time. This continues WB’s plans to make low budget DTV sequels from their extensive film library.

While very little is known about the plot or about who will be directing or even who has been cast in the film, we know the story will revolve around surfing vampires in Southern California. Yes, you read that right, surfing vampires.

The original The Lost Boys film was released in 1987 and is about a group of kids from Santa Clara (Santa Cruz-like town), CA. who must fight a gang of motorcycle riding teenage vampires. It starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Barnard Hughes, and was directed by Joel Schumacher.

The rumors regarding a sequel have been floating around since the late 80’s and even Joel Schumacher was pitching a sequel idea during the 90’s but to no avail. At one time there was talk of remaking the film and calling it The Lost Girls.

It had also been said that executive producer Richard Donner talked about doing a sequel that would show Edgar and Alan Frog A.K.A. The Frog brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander in the original film) starting a vampire hunting business that would take them to Washington D.C.

Well, looks like those plans didn’t work out but instead we will have surfing vampires hanging 10. Gnarly!

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Anyone else read Rue Morgue?

Oct. 26th, 2006 | 10:29 pm
posted by: enterlinemedia in the_overlook

I have been reading this horror magazine from Canada that covers all kind of horror movies in theaters and on DVD. I find it a magazine I want to read the next issue of. I just never had the same feeling whenever I read an issue of Fangoria. Also it is a definte plus in my book that the editor in chief is an attractive and intelligent woman.

I enjoyed reading about Fulci in the 9th Anniversary Halloween issue and reading reviews of some of the horror movies that showed at the big Horror Film festival in Toronto.

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DVD Review: The Omen (2006)

Oct. 20th, 2006 | 05:31 am
posted by: enterlinemedia in the_overlook


This link has been listed in my LJ since this weekend. Does anyone want me to review the two disc CE of the 1976 original? Damien does deserve a spanking.

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I demand a remake.

Oct. 15th, 2006 | 07:27 pm
posted by: norda in the_overlook

I'd eschew my boycott of movie theaters to see this story done well.

With the plethora of horror movies out there that don't NEED to be remade, yet somehow end up being remade, I think the time is right for a new version of THE GIRL IN A SWING.

It's one of my favorite books; it could be truly something in the right hands, with the right cast.

The 1989 movie was just utterly, utterly awful. Two words sum up its awfulness: Meg Tilly.

What should have been a dreamy, brooding, HAUNTING movie was turned into shrieky schlock.

I've put this idea in front of one independent director already.

[cross-posted to my own blog, with slight editing]

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Bloodletting for a great cause

Oct. 11th, 2006 | 09:48 am
posted by: pendamuse in the_overlook

Would you think any less of me if I were to tell you that I think Tobin Bell is hot?

Gods, I had the TV on the other night and "24" re-runs were playing and I hear his voice, and so help me there was this naughty flush...

Star's Blood Used To Make 'Saw III' Poster

LOS ANGELES (October 10, 2006) -- When it comes to promoting their new fright flick, "Saw III," it looks like Lionsgate studio is out for blood – literally.

A large vial of blood from "Saw's" villainous star Tobin Bell (pictured) was mixed with red ink and used in the printing of some of the movie's posters, reports Variety.

"We decided to do a poster and he's wearing a red cloak. I was talking to the printer and asked what we could do to get the deepest blood red. I asked if it would be possible to use actual blood. There was silence. He said, 'We could try, but are you serious?' I said I was dead serious," said Lionsgate marketing honcho Tim Palen.

The posters from the first printing -- about 1,000 in all -- will be sold for $20, minus the first print, which will be auctioned off. All proceeds from the auction and sales will go to the Red Cross.

Lionsgate also will hold blood drives in conjunction with the Oct. 27 opening of "Saw III," as it has for previous openings in the series.

During the first blood drive, 4,249 pints were collected, with 10,154 during the second.

"The whole blood theme is the thread that runs through the whole 'Saw' campaign," Palen told Variety.

The Lionsgate blood drive will be held October 24 in Los Angeles. For more information, visit givelife.org.

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Yes, let's definately have a Rave in the (dramatic pause)...

Sep. 17th, 2006 | 07:54 pm
mood: creative
posted by: rkbwrites in the_overlook

...the Catacombs! (trailer link)

Catacombs IMDB Listing

Comic Book Artiste Tomm Coker and Davild Elliot direct their first feature together called Catacombs that features Shannyn Sossamon and Pink.

From the looks of the trailer it gets an A for Design, being stuck in the backwoods is one thing, being stuck underground with skulls everywhere you look is refreshing.

The downside of the trailer is the execution, would have gotten higher marks but it looks like they took that one scene in American Werewolf in London/Paris, thew in psycho underground dwellers and extended into a movie...

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The Invisible Trailer

Sep. 16th, 2006 | 07:35 pm
mood: creative
posted by: rkbwrites in the_overlook

The Invisible Trailer can be found here.

The Invisible IMDB Listing.

I would suggest trying not to read the entire Myspace Page since it gives away who did it.

It's nice to know David Goyer can leave behind Blade Trinity and still get work.

The movie on a whole looks to be a mix of Ghost/Buffy's Out of Sight, Out of Mind with a twist.

Looks like a good movie to check out when it debuts.

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Name that movie...

Sep. 12th, 2006 | 08:54 pm
mood: determined
posted by: rkbwrites in the_overlook

I've been trying to remember the name of a movie I saw a looooooooong time ago and figured I'd post the question here and see if anyone's memories are jogged:

Question behind the cut...Collapse )

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28 Weeks Later casting news

Aug. 25th, 2006 | 10:16 pm
posted by: enterlinemedia in the_overlook

I got this from Bloody Disgusting-

May 11, 2007 release.

Jeremy Renner has been cast in a lead role in "28 Weeks Later," the Fox Atomic sequel to the zombie thriller "28 Days Later," according to Variety.

Story picks up six months after the end of the first pic, in which a virus spreads, leaving few survivors. Special Forces is working to restore order and helping repopulate London when a carrier of the virus unknowingly ignites a reinfection. Renner will play Sgt. Doyle, one of the heroes of the sequel.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is directing from a script by Rowan Joffe. Andrew MacDonald, Andrew Garland and Danny Boyle produce. Boyle directed the first installment.

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