March 8, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Actors, Art, Awards, Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, HBO, Horror, Icons, Images, Juan Hugo Martinez, Legend, Mathew McConaughey, Oscars, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, True Detective, Violence, Woody Harrelson | Leave a comment
Fresh off the success of their Sundance thriller “Cold in July,” director Jim Mickle and writer/actor Nick Damici are on the verge of teaming with author Joe Lansdale once again, this time for the small screen.
Mickle and Damici, long-time creative partners, teamed for 2010′s cult favourite post-apocalyptic vampire series “Stake Land,” which is also in development to continue as a television show. Greg Newman, who executive produced the movie, is also involved.
The movie actually began as a potential web series, providing Damici, who wrote that film, a base of characters and expanded lore to develop for serialization.
The series would begin seven years after the end of the film, and would involve many new species of vampires.
“They all mutated, there’s tons of different vamps,” Damici explained. “I said to Greg, the only thing I’ll need — I’ll write my ass off — the only thing is I’ve got to have enough of a budget to have flying vamps. It spread to animals, so we’ve got vamp dogs and a vamp bear.”
March 5, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Horror, NEWS: Television | Tags: Action, Controversial, Cult, Danielle Harris, Disturbing, Franchise, Greg Newman, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jim Mickle, Joe Lansdale, Nick Damici, Post Apocalyptic, Scream Queens, Slasher, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Vampire, Violence | Leave a comment
March 3, 2014 | Categories: Images | Tags: Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Road Crossing, Scream, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Warner Bros. Television has just released the first image from its CW pilot The Flash, based on the DC comic. It shows Grant Gustin in full retro head gear as his character Barry Allen’s superhero alter ego The Flash. In the show, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. Allen was introduced on the CW series Arrow this season but The Flash won’t make his debut until the pilot, co-starring Jesse L. Martin and executive produced by co-writers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter. Production begins next week…
March 1, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Television | Tags: Action, Actors, Barry Allen, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, DC, DC Comics, Franchise, Grant Gustin, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Justice League of America, Legend, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Suspense, The Flash, The Justice League, Thriller, Violence, Warner Bros. | Leave a comment
Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie have teamed with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson Family murder spree in August 1969.
The project is envisioned as a limited series, but it is in the very early stages of development with Fox. Ellis is set to write the script and some additional materials. Zombie is on board to direct.
Zombie has long been fascinated by the Manson Family slayings, which left seven people dead in the Los Angeles area. Among the victims were actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time with the child of director Roman Polanski, and prominent Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring.
The killings were so gruesome, and the stories of Charles Manson’s level of control of his drug-addled young followers so disturbing, that Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges even though he was never found to have committed a homicide himself.
Manson’s clutch of cult followers have been suspected of many other murders during that era. But it was sheer brutality and psychopathic theatricality of the killings (complete with messages written in blood at the crime scenes) unleashed on Aug. 8-9, 1969, that jolted the nation’s psyche.
The Ellis-Zombie collaboration aims to tell converging stories of people and events leading up to and after the murders, from shifting points of view. The project is envisioned as a multipart series, but it is one of many limited series projects in the works and is far away from receiving a greenlight.
The idea for the project began with Zombie and Adam Kolbrenner and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse Entertainment. They developed the concept and brought it to Ellis and Alcon. To date, no source material has been optioned for the project, which plans to take an original approach to dramatizing stories drawn from the historical record.
Ellis, Zombie and the Madhouse principals will exec produce with Alcon’s Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Ben Roberts and Ryan Cunningham serve as co-producers.
“I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness,” Zombie said.
Manson was sentenced to death in 1971, but the sentence changed to life in prison when California abolished the death penalty the following year. He has been denied parole 12 times.
Ellis most recently penned the micro-budgeted Lindsay Lohan starrer “The Canyons,” released last year by IFC. Zombie’s last directorial effort was the 2013 indie “The Lords of Salem.”
February 28, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Manson, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Lords of Salem, Nudity, Rob Zombie, Roman Polanski, Serial Killer, Sharon Tate, Suspense, Thriller, True Crime, Violence | Leave a comment
Wolf Creek 2 writer-director Greg McLean has slammed Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton for failing to support local productions, after the ABC duo decided against reviewing his horror sequel on Tuesday’s At the Movies.
Despite the film hitting the #1 spot at the Australian box office on debut, the pair gave it a wide berth, without explanation. The pair chose to review Lone Survivor, Non-Stop, Gloria and The Wind Rises instead… so much for supporting Australian film.
In an emailed response to Fairfax Media, McLean said: “Seriously, what on earth are they thinking? Simply not reviewing an independent Aussie movie that beat its US studio competitor Lone Survivor … is worth paying some attention.”
He added that Lone Survivor, the Mark Wahlberg war epic, cost $80 million to produce and market and featured on about 15 per cent more screens.
“Even if they didn’t enjoy the movie, there are many, many Wolf Creek fans out there who love horror and thriller movies and want to support locally made productions,” he said. ”Like them, I’d love to hear their thoughts on our movie, whatever they might be. I really hope they reconsider and give Wolf Creek 2 the fair go it deserves.”
The At the Movies website does carry a four-minute Wolf Creek 2 report, with clips and interviews with McLean and star John Jarrett, but neither Pomeranz, Stratton or in fact any reporter make an appearance.
Incredulous fans have taken to Twitter to question the TV show’s absent review. McLean also questioned the move on Twitter, saying: “Apparently there’s a new category of movie review from David and Margaret called – no review at all! That’s gotta be a first, right?”
He added that he did want a review from them: “Kinda fun watching them rip a movie apart or gush over something… either would be fine. Curious really.”
Stratton wrote a scathing review of the film in The Australian just days ago, calling it “manipulative and ugly” and only gave it two out of five stars. He also noted in his review that “this is not the place to discuss the worldwide appeal of torture-porn and extreme screen violence”.
In their 2005 At the Movies review of Wolf Creek, both critics gave the film four stars but expressed concern over the level of violence. ”The film is incredibly sadistic. I think it’s foul in some ways, in terms of violence. I think it really is thoroughly nasty,” Stratton said at the time.
Pomeranz responded that it was a “worry”, while Stratton added: “I think people and audiences, potential audiences, have to be warned about it.”
In the past Stratton has refused to review 1992 skinhead drama Romper Stomper, causing its director Geoffrey Wright to throw a glass of wine over him nearly three years later at the Venice Film Festival. Stratton later said he feared the film could “stir up racial violence”.
At the Movies executive producer said Jo Chichester said in a statement: “Margaret and David reviewed the first Wolf Creek, David’s thoughts on Wolf Creek 2 are in his review in The Australian, and there is an interview with the filmmaker and lead actor on the ATM website.” SMH
February 27, 2014 | Categories: Australian, NEWS: Horror | Tags: ABC, ABC Television, Action, Actors, At the Movies, Australian, Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, David Stratton, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Greg McLean, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Margaret Pomeranz, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, Wolf Creek 2 | 1 Comment
February 25, 2014 | Categories: LEGO Images | Tags: Art, Ash, Bruce Campbell, Chainsaw, Controversial, Cult, Evil Dead, Franchise, Icons, Images, Legend, lego movie, Possession, Remakes, Suspense, The Evil Dead, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
February 23, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Bizarre, Body Horror, Body Modification, Controversial, Cult, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, Disturbing, Festival, Gore, Horror, Icons, Independent, Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katherine Isabelle, Nudity, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Soska Sisters, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
February 22, 2014 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Art, Blockbuster, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Legend, Lon Chaney Jr., Possession, Remakes, Suspense, The Walking Dead, The Wolfman, Thriller, Universal Horror, Universal Pictures, Violence | Leave a comment
Kitty Winn (born February 21, 1943) is an award-winning American Actress. Katherine Tupper (“Kitty”) Winn was born in Washington, D.C. As the daughter of an army officer she traveled widely during much of her childhood, including, time spent in United States, England, Germany, China, India and Japan.
Her career has spanned a wide range of drama productions on stage, in motion pictures and on television. She studied acting at Centenary Junior College and Boston University, graduating from the latter in 1966. During her college years Winn acted in student productions at Centenary Junior College, Boston University, and Harvard College and summer stock for two summers at The Priscilla Beach Theatre south of Boston. Shortly after college she joined the company at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco where she remained for four years.
In the fall of 1970 Kitty left American Conservatory Theater to play opposite Al Pacino in the film ‘Panic in Needle Park’ for which she won the Best Actress award at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. The film portrays life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in “Needle Park” (the nicknames of Verdi Square and Sherman Square on New York’s Upper West Side near 72nd Street and Broadway). The film is a love story between Bobby (Pacino), a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen (Kitty Winn), a restless woman who finds Bobby charismatic. She becomes an addict, and life goes downhill for them both as their addictions worsen, eventually leading to a series of betrayals.
Although she went on to do several more films, such as ‘The Exorcist’, she always returned to her great love, the theatre. In The Exorcist, Kitty played Sharon Spencer, movie actress Chris McNeil’s friend and personal assistant who acts as Regan’s tutor.
Kitty retired in 1978 but returned to play Cordelia in “The Tragedy of King Lear” for KCET in 1983. She did not return to the stage again until 2011 when she played the lead in “The Last Romance” at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. For this performance she was nominated for a best actress award by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
February 21, 2014 | Categories: Biography, Biography: ACTORS | Tags: Actors, Al Pacino, American Conservatory Theater, Biography, Blockbuster, Boston University, cannes film festival, Centenary Junior College, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Franchise, Gore, Harvard College, Heroin, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Kitty Winn, Legend, Panic in Needle Park, Possession, Scream Queens, Suspense, The Exorcist, The Exorcist II: The Heretic, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
February 20, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Icons, Images, Independent, Matthew McConaughey, Nudity, Serial Killer, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, True Detective, Violence, Woody Harrelson | Leave a comment
For the first time, iconic sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison has allowed a film to be developed based on Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktock Man, the seminal story he published in Galaxy magazine in 1965. Ellison has granted an option directly to J. Michael Straczynski, whose recent credits include helping to fix World War Z, Thor, the TV series Babylon 5 and Sense8, the upcoming Netflix series he is doing with Lana and Andy Wachowski. He also wrote the incredible Rising Stars series for Image Comics… much better than the similarly themed Heroes television series.
The story is about Everett C. Marm, an ordinary man who disguises himself as the anarchical Harlequin and engages in whimsical rebellion against the Ticktock Man. The trouble is that if he is found out, the government could stop his heart at long distance if they learn who he is. Straczynski sees the cautionary tale as especially relevant in a post-Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street environment, or even Edward Snowden, in a story of a man who goes against the system and must pay the price for his actions. Now that the script is done, Straczynski will look for production partners and a director, and the first parties he will approach will be Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. Ellison’s story won the 1966 Hugo Award and the 1965 Nebula Award, among others.
February 19, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Science Fiction | Tags: Action, Art, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Guillermo Del Toro, Harlan Ellison, Harlequin, Heroes television series, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, J. Michael Straczynski, Lana and Andy Wachowski, Legend, Netflix, Peter Jackson, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, World War z | Leave a comment
Robocop is about a man inside a machine, like what Cyborg says “It’s the man not the machine”. He starts as an agent who is almost killed by a bomb in his car. They put robot armour on him; they then change him by giving him robo vision which he can tell if the guy is a criminal or wanted by the law. He can see whatever crime scene whenever it’s happening.
There is lots of action and violence. The film is fun as there is an awesome way to play laser-tag in the movie. The best bit in the movie is when Robocop flies through a door on his motorbike with timed bombs and bullets flying into another room. The room is pitch black and filled with guys with night-vision and machine guns. Robocop jumps out and shoots them all and runs through the room and plays laser-tag!
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
February 17, 2014 | Categories: Movie Reviews by Kids for Kids | Tags: Action, Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Legend, Post Apocalyptic, Remakes, Robocop, RoboCop Remake, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | 1 Comment
John Sidney Blyth (February 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942), better known as John Barrymore, was an American actor of stage and screen. He first gained fame as a handsome stage actor in light comedy, then high drama and culminating in groundbreaking portrayals in Shakespearean plays Hamlet and Richard III. His success continued with motion pictures in various genres in both the silent and sound eras. Barrymore’s personal life has been the subject of much writing before and since his death in 1942.
A member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, he was the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and was the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore. Barrymore delivered some of the most critically acclaimed performances in theatre and film history and was widely regarded as the screen’s greatest performer during a movie career spanning 25 years as a leading man in more than 60 films.
Barrymore entered films around 1913 with the feature An American Citizen. He or someone using the name Jack Barrymore is given credit for four short films made in 1912 and 1913, but this has not been proven to be John Barrymore. Barrymore was most likely convinced into giving films a try out of economic necessity and the fact that he hated touring a play all over the United States. He could make a couple of movies in the off-season theater months or shoot a film in one part of a day while doing a play in another part. He also may have been goaded into films by his brother Lionel and his uncle Sidney, who had both been successfully making movies for a couple of years. Some of Barrymore’s silent film films included Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sherlock Holmes (1922), Beau Brummel (1924), played Captain Ahab in The Sea Beast (1926), and Don Juan (1926).
When talking pictures arrived, Barrymore’s stage-trained voice added a new dimension to his screen work. He made his talkie debut with a dramatic reading of the big Duke of Gloucester speech from Henry VI, part 3 in Warner Brothers’ musical revue The Show of Shows (“Would they were wasted: marrow, bones and all”), and reprised his Captain Ahab role in Moby Dick (1930). His other leads included Svengali (1931), The Mad Genius (1931), Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Twentieth Century (1934). He worked opposite many of the screen’s foremost leading ladies, including Greta Garbo, Katherine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford and Carole Lombard.
Barrymore collapsed while appearing on Rudy Vallee’s radio show and died in his hospital room, May 29, 1942. His dying words were “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
According to Errol Flynn’s memoirs, film director Raoul Walsh “borrowed” Barrymore’s body before burial, and left his corpse propped in a chair for a drunken Flynn to discover when he returned home from The Cock and Bull Bar. This was re-created in the movie W.C. Fields and Me. Other accounts of this classic Hollywood tale substitute actor Peter Lorre in the place of Walsh, but Walsh himself tells the story in Richard Schickel’s 1973 documentary The Men Who Made the Movies. However, Barrymore’s great friend Gene Fowler denied the story, stating that he and his son held vigil over the body at the funeral home until the funeral and burial.
He was buried in East Los Angeles, at Calvary Cemetery, on June 2. Surviving family members in attendance were his brother Lionel and his daughter Diana. Ex wife Elaine also attended. Among his pallbearers were Hollywood Legends W.C. Fields, Louis B. Mayer and David O. Selznick. Years later, Barrymore’s son John had the body reinterred at Philadelphia’s Mount Vernon Cemetery.
February 15, 2014 | Categories: Biography, Biography: ACTORS | Tags: Actor, Actors, Art, Awards, Controversial, Cult, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Moby Dick, Remakes, Serial Killer, Sherlock Holmes, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | 1 Comment
Wolves follows the story of Cayden Richards – a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, Cayden finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom? Directed by David Hayter and starring Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones… better than Teen Wolf?
February 14, 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: Actors, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Doth Raki, Franchise, Game of Thromes, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Independent, Jason Momoa, Khal Drogo, Legend, Lycanthrope, Remakes, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence, Werewolves, Wolfman, Wolves | Leave a comment
Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin tells the tale of an alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland. Check out the full trailer. Original teaser can be viewed HERE
February 13, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Actors, Aliens, Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Gore, Horror, Icons, Independent, Jonathan Glazer, Nudity, Scarlett Johansson, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
February 12, 2014 | Categories: Images, Posters | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Assassin, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, France, French, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Leon, Luc Besson, Natalie Portman, New York, Nikita, Suspense, The Professional, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Take a look back and a look forward to the fourth season of the hit HBO series, the show features clips from upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes-footage, interviews with talent, and cast members’ answers to questions posed by fans.
February 10, 2014 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: A Song of Fire and Ice, Action, Blockbuster, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Fire and Ice, Franchise, Game of Thrones, HBO, Icons, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Legend, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Tyrion Lannister, Video Clips, Violence | Leave a comment
February 9, 2014 | Categories: Images | Tags: Actors, AMC, Andrew Lincoln, Art, Awards, Comic Book Movies, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Post Apocalyptic, Rick Grimes, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
More from Chris R. Notarile, this time thre short films based in the Halloween universe.
February 8, 2014 | Categories: Short Films | Tags: Actors, Chris. R. Notarile, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Halloween, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Michael Myers, Possession, Remakes, Serial Killer, Slasher, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence | Leave a comment