Post by Kroot bringing Justice on Sept 29, 2009 2:48:45 GMT -5
The Elm Street trailer, nothing offensive *Though seeing Bay's name on it does have me apprehensive, see my opinion on Transformers for my opinion of Bay* but nothing that really catches my interest other than a few nods to the first one. But I'm optimistic about it *I gotta be the only person who prefers the TCM remake to the original, think the original is dreadful personally*
Oh yeah, wish I had known about this thread earlier.
Post by Lick Ness Monster on Sept 29, 2009 9:40:03 GMT -5
Just got an early Halloween present in the mail - a trifecta of older movies that for some reason weren't in my collection already. The original Child's Play (20th anniversary DVD), The Howling, and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, which I haven't seen in over ten years. Expect some thoughts on those as I see them, or at least the special features, which should have a bunch of unfamiliar info.
Well, one preliminary thought on The Howling - I don't know what it is, but werewolf movies have pretty unintentionally hilarious endings. Both this flick and An American Werewolf in London have laugh-out-loud denouments.
Post by andrew8798 on Sept 29, 2009 21:38:11 GMT -5
Dimension Shuts Down Pre-Production On 'Halloween 3D'
So here's what happened: the script only came in Friday, the first draft that Dimension Films had seen. And The Weinstein Co was rushing to get the film into production for a November start date because it has to be done by January when director Patrick Lussier starts a film for Avi Lerner. A release for Summer 2010 was planned.
Sure, the rumor mill claims TWC is out of money amid all those layoffs, and couldn't agree on a $2.5M budget battle with Lussier, and had key crew ready to fly to Shreveport.
But I understand that Bob Weinstein shut down H3D pre-production "because Bob just felt it was rushing too fast."
Now Dimension plans to start the film after Wes Craven protogee and My Bloody Valentine 3D helmer Lussier is free. (After all, the film editor got his directing start making Dracula 2000 for the Weinsteins.)
But I know what you're thinking: Rob Zombie's reboot sequel Halloween II did lousy at the box office so perhaps TWC wants to cut its losses.
"We make those pics for very little money and tight marketing dollars so anything north of $25M is a huge success for us," an insider tells me.
Meanwhile, HII, whose domestic total is now $32M, will get a re-release on Halloween in selected theaters for midnight showings.
So I was doing my grocery shopping this week and noticed that there's Christmas stuff for sale already! Selection boxes, seasonal candy, decorations the lot! A whole isle of the stuff. meanwhile there is a tiny little corner for Halloween stuff.
I really don't like how Halloween is being pushed further and further into the backburner in favour of promoting Christmas earlier. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but wait til Halloween is over first!
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and as a result, I wind up hating Christmas more and more every year. Part of it is this phenomenon you just mentioned, part of it is the fact that working at a Salvation Army Thrift Store means I have to handle people's useless Christmas decor every day out of the year, and another part is listening to those godawful carols every day for an entire month. Yet I suggest we listen to the Monster Mash (cause there's hardly any Halloween themed music out there), and every October my monsters remain completely unmashed.
Thought I'd go with a couple current favorites and 1 all-time favorite for a little while.
Post by mysterydriver on Oct 1, 2009 15:26:37 GMT -5
Tried to watch Final Draft today about a Screenwriter who locks himself in a room in order to meet a deadline and starts to see things...but got bored with it. Maybe I didn't give it a long enough shot, but it was just dragging to me. Maybe some other time I'll be interested in reading it.
Although, despite that, I feel good.
For a side project, I've been working on a book of "Horror Movie Tips" and have 34 pages resulting in 60 Tips. Considering the size of books of that type before, it would probably end up around 70 pages when changed.
Now I'm looking for a someone with decent drawing ability to add little comics to my writing and I think that I'm going to seriously look to get it published. It's a little joke book, in essence, but people like those, too.
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Post by YellowJacketY2J on Oct 1, 2009 16:02:29 GMT -5
Started my "31 Days of Halloween" today. Each day in the month of October, I will watch at least one horror movie. All of this will lead up to Halloween, where I cap it all off with my annual tradition: watching Halloween's 1, 2 and 4.
A great addition for me this year is the fact that I just got a brand new Netflix account. I have Ice Cream Man and Basket Case being mailed to me tomorrow. In the meantime, I decided to start my Halloween festivities with a horror movie straight from Netflix's instant watches. Did I choose a classic, an 80's slasher, a supernatural tale, a creature feature, or a cheesy horror movie? In a sense, none of the above. Instead, I watched this gem pile of garbage:
Plot: Brian (Doug Ciskowski) is in the midst of proposing to his girlfriend, Annie (Kathy Wittes). Problem is, his vexatious roommate, Wade (Caleb Kreischer), keeps getting in the way. Wade is an overweight couch potato, who always has his buttcrack sticking out. This continually grosses out Annie, to the point in which she can no longer be around Brian, as long as the grobby Wade is around (which he always is).
Thanks in part to his friend, Ken (Rob Hayward), Brian finally has some alone time with his girlfriend. Wade is out to go see a movie with Ken, leaving the frazzled bachelor some alone time to pop the question. Unfortunately, Wade believes Ken is gay and has the hots for him, and storms back to the apartment, once again sabotaging Brian's plans. The grotesque site of Wade's buttcrack makes Annie hurl all over the place, including on Mr. Buttcrack himself.
As Wade goes to take a bath to clean off, Brian snaps and accidentally electrocutes Wade via a radio in the bathtub (it slips out of his hands as he frantically tries to turn it off to get some peace and quiet). Brian dupes the cops into believing Wade accidentally knocked the radio into the tub, killing himself.
At the funeral, Wade's sister (who was coming down to visit) sees through Brian's lies, and puts a curse on him. The next time somebody says buttcrack twelve times in one breath, Wade will come back from the dead and stand up for himself. Coincidentally, Annie says buttcrack twelve times in one breath, bring the roasted tub of lard back from the dead. Now, along with the assistance of Preacher Man Bob (Mojo Nixon), the gang must thwart Wade's plans and put him to rest for good.
Review: I expected Buttcrack to be bad, but in a cheesy fun way. Instead, it ended up being just plain bad. The characters are annoying (especially Preacher Man Bob), the plot is muddled, the acting is terrible (even for a low-budget movie) and the pacing is off.
The film is only 67 minutes long, but takes it sweet time getting to Wade's death. It's not until a little after the 30 minute mark that Wade gets fried like barbecue on the Fourth of July. Even then, the movie takes awhile until the curse it put upon Brian. There are scenes in the film (such as Preacher Man Bob giving Ken a sermon about God and the Devil) that don't belong in the film. They feel like they were lumped in to pad the time, which is pretty lousy for a movie that barely qualifies as a feature film.
Once Wade does come after the gang, it's nothing but a boring letdown. Nothing worth noting happens, as Wade doesn't act as a zombie. He acts as his idiotic self, not as a brainless zombie. It's not until his sister informs him that he has to kill Brian in order to rest for eternity that he reluctantly starts his homicidal act. Once the act starts up, it's strangely shot in which you have no idea what is happening.
As I finished Buttcrack, I felt a few of my IQ points dropping. For a film that only ran for 67 minutes, it felt like it took two hours for it to climax. Nothing about this movie is fun, nor is there anything you can poke fun at. You just idly sit by as your precious time ticks away, wishing you would've chosen a different movie.
Final Grade: F
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