I’ve never been a big Godzilla fan. Sure, I’ve seen the original with
Perry Mason Raymond Burr in the starring role.
No, Burr didn’t play Godzilla. Okay, Burr in the co-starring role then.
I’ve seen the many sequels. The one I liked best was the 1998 version with Matthew Broderick and
Leon Jean Reno. That one was okay.
So I wasn’t expecting much from the latest Godzilla remake. Boy, could I be wrong. Check out the trailer below. This version of Godzilla has potential.
The Pitch: ”Hey, I think Frankenstein is in the public domain. Let’s make a Frankenstein movie!”
“We can but Universal has a copyright on the look of the monster.”
“Oh well. Let’s do it!”
The Tagline: “He’s never been more shocking! shocking! shocking!”
The Overview: Dr. Frankenstein is at it again. He creates a monster that he can’t control. So Frankenstein gets an assist from a carnival hypnotist. The sideshow mentalist hypnotizes the monster and then secretly sends it in to steal from the townspeople. This does not sit well with either the townspeople or Dr. Frankenstein.
- Minute 85. [The movie runs 84 minutes.]
- Actually, if you’re watching with the right crowd, this is a great movie to goof on as it plays. MST3K, anyone?
- The story.
- The look of the monster.
- Dr. Frankenstein and his partner wearing masks that make them look like cosplayers.
- The carnival hypnotist’s name is Zoltan.
- Have you seen the monster?
Rating: 2 out of 5
One of my favorite sci-fi movies/monster movies is The Thing from Another World.
Jame Arness (who would later go to fame as Marshall Matt Dillon in the long-running western series Gunsmoke) played the Thing. Arness is seen in a rare photo above without full make-up as they prep him for a shot.
The photo below is Arness in full Thing make-up (and in a shot clearer than any ever seen in the movie)!
Source: Vic’s Movie Den and Classic Horror Movies.
The Pitch: “M. Night Shyamalan has an idea for a story about 5 people trapped in an elevator and one of them is not what they seem.”
“What is this person who isn’t what he/she seems?”
“Well, let’s just leave it at the movie will be called ‘Devil.’”
“Let’s do it!”
The Tagline: “Five strangers trapped. One of them is not what they seem.”
The Overview: Five people find themselves trapped in a high-rise elevator. Help is on the way, if they can live long enough for it to arrive.
- The movie starts off immediately with action.
- The movie has some creepy/scary moments but isn’t a gorefest.
- One person almost immediately figures out what is going on, but no one believes him.
- The way suspicions constantly shifted.
- Being stuck in an elevator is bad enough, but stuck with the
devil someone who is not what they seem really stinks.
- Be stupid enough to step in water with a live wire sparking.
- Being able to look behind yourself while facing front.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Did you catch this interview with Frank Darabont by AJ Marechal that ran in Variety? Darabont talks about his departure from The Walking Dead and how it led to Mob City.
I’m a Darabont fan and hope that Mob City kills it in ratings. I have no doubt that critics will dig it.
Recently The Hollywood Reporter compiled their list of The 20 Scariest Movies of All Time. I’ve seen 15 of the 20 and agree that they’ve come up with a good list.
My choice for number 1 scariest movie would be The Exorcist. My favorite of the 20 listed would be Night of the Living Dead, but there are many other excellent scary movies on the list. Any of you seen all of them?
A little over a week ago we took a look at the remastered Nosferatu… and today I present to you…
Source: Chris Flick
Kiss Me Satan #1 of a five issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Shown: Dave Johnson
Barnabus Black is a fallen angel.. one of the many that followed Lucifer out of Heaven and the only one who decided to return. Only going back isn’t that easy. Black must earn his return. In the best of worlds that wouldn’t be easy.
Now that Black has a retrieval team from Hell on his tail things just got a whole lot harder. Especially since he’s been given the task of protecting an old woman with psychic powers from a criminal organization led by werewolves.
Victor Gischler has set up a story that could easily become silly. Yet, if you’re willing to by into the supernatural elements, you’re in for an action-packed thrill ride. Juan Ferreyra’s art is a joy and walks the line between serious and cartoony to perfectly fit the story.
The New York Comic Con had a panel to celebrate 10 Years of the Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard were there to answer questions and CBR.com has the report!
Zombie fans are gonna love this.
Starting in January 2014, Marvel Comics is going to publish Empire of the Dead, a 15 issue series written by George “Night of the Living Dead” Romero with art by Alex “Batman” Maleev.
Romero likes that comics have no budget restrictions on special effects…
“It’s a comic book, which means we don’t have to go out and shoot the stuff,” says the Night of the Living Dead filmmaker, who wrote a 300-page Empire screenplay that is being put to page by Marvel and artist Alex Maleev. “You can let your imagination run wild and do pretty much anything you want, assuming it’s within the bounds of decency.”
Thanks and an extra “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” to USAToday and CBR.com.
My favorite old time movie monster is the Wolfman.
I always thought that the best looking wolfman makeup was when Oliver Reed starred in Curse of the Werewolf.
Thanks and an extra silver cane to Steve Niles