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Report: Son Of Monsterpalooza 2014!
16 September 2014 3:49 PM, PDT
I’ve said it before publicly and I have no problem repeating myself by saying it again, Monsterpalooza is my favorite convention out there. It perfectly captures that sense of awe and wonder that genre fans my age had when they first went to the old Fangoria Weekend of Horrors conventions and yet, it still feels new, fresh and exciting to be surrounded by so many like minded ghouls. Now, to be candid, it’s always been difficult for me to make it over to Son of Monsterpalooza (the 2nd and slightly smaller version of Monsterpalooza every year) primarily because it’s often set in the middle of the absolutely hectic Halloween season here in Los Angeles where there’s just too much going on. It all becomes overwhelming! But this year, Son of wisely was bumped up to mid-September and hence now it officially kicks off the Halloween season right! »
- Rob Galluzzo
Ten Little Indians Gets New Spin In Don’T Blink Trailer; Mena Suvari, Zack Ward, Brian Austin Green Lead Cast
16 September 2014 12:39 PM, PDT
Don’T Blink Poster
There’s something easy to latch onto with films that take the Agatha Christie written “And Then There Were None” (or Ten Little Indians) and give it a brand new spin. I happen to love films that fall into that category, as it’s always a lot of fun to watch a film based on a group of character getting picked off, one by one, and trying to solve the mystery of who’s doing it and why. It’s a gamble with each one though, for every Identity, there’s a Mindhunters, so like every film, you take your chances.
The Travis Oates-helmed Don’T Blink (hitting VOD September 18th) looks like another take at the classic story, and judging from the trailer, it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Filled with characters played Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Brian Austin Green (Chromeskull: Laid To Rest II, »
- Jerry Smith
Beyond Fright Review: 20,000 Days On Earth
16 September 2014 3:03 AM, PDT
Documentaries on famous people, whether they be actors, filmmakers or musicians, can be an interesting experience. While the idea of a documentary is one of feeling like you have a complete inside look into someone’s life, their stories, and their experiences, the truth of it all is that you’re in reality just seeing what they put in front of you, in front of the camera filming them. Sure a lot of what is in said documentaries tend to be somewhat truthful, the fact of the matter is, that even in documentaries, everybody plays a part: the part that they want you to believe.
The Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard-directed 20,000 Days On Earth does in a somewhat fictional way, what many documentaries set out to do: really give you great insight into what is going on inside of the subject’s head, mind and soul. Instead of pretending to »
- Jerry Smith
“Zombie Films and The Dead 2″ Article/Review: The Dead 2
15 September 2014 1:14 PM, PDT
The zombie subgenre has ran itself into a wall in the last few years. now, before you Walking Dead fanatics crucify me (we’ve all seen how passionate comments can get when you mention anything regarding those beloved characters), just take a seat and relax and let me explain. When Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead came out, it changed things and for its time, it was scary as hell. When Romero followed that up with Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead, Fulci hit fans with Zombi, and various other filmmakers put their spin on the idea of the dead coming back to life, it was still a pretty good and growing subgenre of horror that showed a thriving future for the undead. Dan O’Bannon’s Return Of The Living Dead put more of a comedic spin on things, but still…it felt like a »
- Jerry Smith