Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Surfing is Scary!
rhetroCRUSH has a list of their 100 SCARIEST MOVIE SCENES! The Crate Monster from Creepshow and Michael Myers is high on my list as well!
About.com has a Top 10 Actually Scary Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies for Halloween that lists the wonderfully scary Aliens at #1, but then cops out with Jurassic Park at #3, Whatever!
Cryptomundo has a list of The Top 50 Cryptids From Around The World
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Lost in the Web
Televisionary has a nice recap and discussion of last nights Lost!
Just two episodes left until the break and the replacement show, Day Break looks horrible. How many times can we rehash the Groundhog Day plot (Early Edition, Tru Calling, etc.)
There is a new trailer for Eragon (for those few who are interested)
Wanting to go as a zombie this Halloween? WikiHow can help.
Borders has an exerpt from King's Lisey's Story
The first thing I read on line this morning was an email from Borders pointing me toward an excerpt from Stephen King's new novel, Lisey's Story and a small interview.
The books looks interesting. The plot is a lot more vintage King than his last work, Cell. According to the description,
Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
The life and death of writers and the lines between imaginary places and the real world are all motifs that King works well within.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sammy Terry on the Tuesday Tube
When I was a little kid, my mom would sit me down in front of WTTV channel 4 out of Indianapolis for the Sammy Terry hosted movie. The one I remember the most was Son of the Blob. It scared me so bad that I still hate shambling gelatin creatures.
According to his website he is making an appearance in New Castle, IN this weekend. If your in the area you should take the time to have pleasant nightmares!
Monday, October 23, 2006
New Order of Phoenix pics
Real Movie News has exclusive new pictures from the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Darn, Harry is getting old looking!
Morning Zombie fest
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The 31 Days of Halloween
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Tuesday Tube - Eegah! on Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Eegah, starring the huge Richard Kiel (Happy Gilmore), is one of the worst movies ever made.
Of course, that makes it perfect for the MST3K treatment. Kiel plays Eegah, a caveman with the poor luck of walking out of the desert during the crazy 60's.
See the dune-buggy driving, guitar playing hottie and the sexy chick that no caveman could resist. Oh, and "Watch out for snakes!"
The show is cut into 10 pieces that you can jump to on the right of the screen.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Separated at Birth?
Running around the net!
I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for South Korean monster movie The Host to come anywhere within my three state area. Until then, I will just have to be satisfied with a new poster and trailer
Kreacher's in, but Dobby's out of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Movieline.com has a behind the scenes video from another movie I can't wait to see - Mel Gibson's Apocalypto
If you haven't been reading Frostbite - a serial novel by David Wellington, you need to get on board. I have it on my bloglines, so I can catch each new chapter as they come out.
EDIT - Aintitcool just posted the first look trailer of Tarantino and Rodriguez's GrindHouse!! It looks awesome and Naveen Andrews makes a crazy appearance.
Illuminating The Power of the Dark Crystal
MTV.com has an interview with The Power of the Dark Crystal director (and all around animation genius) Genndy Tartakovsky.
One of the most interesting things about the interview is the list of talent that is working on the project. If everyone involved is working to the capacity that their resumes say they can, this film is going to be one of the best fantasy films of all time. Tartakovsky plans on a fall 2007 release, so don't get too excited.
In the meantime, there is a first look at some storyboards from the film. Aintitcool has reposted them for anyone who has problems with the original site.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Ray Harryhausen on Tuesday Tube
Growing up, the monsters of Ray Harryhausen's movies amazed and astounded me. His stop motion animation created the majestic ape Mighty Joe Young (my mom's favorite ape movie) and the horrors of It Came from Beneath the Sea.
My favorite of all were the magical creatures in The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and the later Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977).
Of course, the movie that shaped my imagination the most was Clash of the Titans (1981). After watching Clash of the Titans, around 1983, I began to devour any fantasy novel that I could find.
Today, in the world of CGI monsters and fantasy films, I still love to watch Harryhausen's films. The plots might be cheesy, the acting over-the-top, but the creature effects are wonderful and that's more than we can say for many of the newer films.
After Dark Hororfest
The After Dark Hororfest, a film festival of eight new horror movies is coming to multiple cities across the US Nov. 17-19.
I'm pretty sure that I am going to attend the St. Louis showing.
Im looking forward to Mike Mendez’s The Gravedancers. The creppy scenes with the "grey alien" undead are all taken from there.
Thanks to I Spit on your Movie for the heads up.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Nathan Fillion gets Lost!
New Star Trek: TNG Comic flying from IDW
Newsarama has a new interview with IDW Editor in Chief and Publisher Chris Ryall about their new Star Trek: The Next Generation comic series.
I love IDW's work on their ANGEL, CSI and 24 comics, it's quality work, but I have never picked them up in comic form, only collected. My Trek friends are already saving their money for a new monthly buy.
Star Trek has a long sorted history with the comic industry:
Comic versions of Trek have seen their share of publishers, starting with Gold Key in the '60s and '70s, Marvel in the early '80s, DC in the latter '80s and mid '90s, Malibu/Marvel in the late '90s, and the DC imprint, Wildstorm, in the early part of this decade, and most recently, Tokyopop gave it a go with a manga anthology of stories set during the Original Series Timeline.
I actually picked the Tokyopop manga up the other day at Borders and flipped through it. It looked very cool.
You know what needs a manga treatment - Stargate SG1. That would be a cool book.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sleepy Hollow Web Comic
Lost Season Premiere
Caution: you are about to enter a spoiler zone.
I have to say that the season premiere of Lost lived up to the hype in my book! Yes, it was confusing and left us with more questions then answers, but that is what we knew it was going to do. But, I loved the answers we did get.
Where did the Polar Bears come from?
I have been a big believer in the theory that the Lost island was some where in the arctic. This could still be the case, but the cage where "the others" are keeping Sawyer is explained as a bear cage. This could be where the Polar Bears came from. Of course, if it only took them two hours to figure out the test to get treats, why couldn't the one trying to eat Walt in the first season work out how to get to him?
What is Henry Gale's real name?
Well, at the end of the episode he is called Ben.
Where were "The Others" when the plane crashed and did they have something to do with it?
That was a strange twist. "The Others" live in a makeshift Mayberry where housewives bake muffins and have book clubs. Of course, they throw a punch better then they bake and their books (Stephen King's Carrie) are not on the Oprah list.
We're also told that Ben/Henry wouldn't like that the reading group was reading that particular novel. Thinking back, on that moment, after the scenes with Jack and Juliet made me think that Ben and the Juliet (one of the then new Others) don't see eye to eye on many things.
How do "the others" know so much about the Lost girls and boys?
They have dossiers on each of them. This brought a thousand questions to my mind. The top one being: Do they know that Jack and Claire are brother and sister (unless that episode was misdirection) and if so, will they tell them?
Am I missing anything here? I need to watch it again.
Did you see the picture at the top of this post. Magiclamp.org grabbed it from ABC's website .
Who's the girl? I hate waiting a week!
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Sci Fi Interview with Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore
I'm gearing up for the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica this Friday by watching the web episodes again and reading everything I can on the show.
Sci Fi.com has a interesting new interview with Executive producer Ronald D. Moore that gives some insight into coming story lines,
We're going to be going through some pretty tough stuff this season. We're going to lose some people along the way, and there are some beloved characters that are not going to make it all the way through the season. But we're also going to get some victories that we've never gotten before, and we're going to get an insight into the Cylon society by doing a long-running story inside a Cylon base ship for the first time: We'll get a firsthand look at how they operate and what they're all about.
He also talks about the spinoff and how the writing works. All in all, an interesting interview worth checking out.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
New show: Heroes
I'm really enjoying the new show Heroes (aka "X-Men" for a new generation). I wasn't planning on being a regular viewer, but I caught the first episode last week online, and was intrigued enough to tune in this week. After last night's episode, I admit that I think I'm getting hooked. The reason? Mainly the characters. I am of the opinion that there are probably too many of them, but I'll admit that they are all interesting. My favorite is Hiro, the Japanese guy. Dorky but loveable. Also compelling is Claire, with her Big Bad dad.
Warning: There be spoilers and off-topic ranting below.
I do have some beef with Pete's mom telling him that his dad was born with a genetic inclination to depression, and that the really couldn't help getting depressed and finally killing himself. This is basically saying that the individual has no power over mental illness. Not sure this a good or realistic message.
Does anyone know what the superpower of the single mother (Niki) is? I can't figure it out.
Ghost Rider - A love story?
Well, if this poster is any indication of how good the Ghost Rider movie is going to be like I am sorely disappointed. Ghost Rider is about vengeance and flaming skulls, not rescuing the girl and riding into the sunset.
I never really held out much hope for this film anyway.
EDIT - Comic Foundry points out that the movies Feb. 16th release also points toward a sale to the romance market. What are they thinking?
Floating around the web
Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle) has started work on his latest as-yet-untitled animated film with a 2008 release date. via sci fi wire
The Friday the 13th remake may be in the theatres in July, 2007. via bloody-disgusting
A new interview with author Mike Carey (Lucifer, Hellblazer, The Devil You Know.) via forbidenplanet
How to build a Giant Robot costume. via SF Signal
Monday, October 02, 2006
White Zombie on the Tuesday Tube
I keep finding great sci-fi and horror videos on the web, so I thought we should have a day of the week dedicated to them.
The first, in honor of October, is the wonderful 1932 Bela Legosi film White Zombie. White Zombie is believed to be the first zombie film ever made. Legosi is at his spooky best.
I remember being freaked out by the zombies at the mill as a kid.
The sound quality is pretty low, but so is the copy posted over at the Internet Archives.
This film was posted to YouTube by torgo, who we should thank for posting a ton of classic horror and drive-in media on the web.