The main trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s much-anticipated Pacific Rim is now live on YouTube! Coming to theatres July 12 in 3D, 2D and select IMAX, the Sci-fi action adventure takes place when legions of monstrous creatures rise from the sea, sparking a war on humanity that will take millions of human lives unless two unlikely heroes (Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) save the world from looming Apocalypse.
And we have a new contest as well! A chance to win either a Vinyl or CD copy of Orgasmo Sonore’s Revisiting Obscure Film Music Volume Two.
We’re lucky enough to have a first look at Stuart Beattie’s upcoming dystopian thriller, based on the Kevin Grevioux graphic novel, I, Frankenstein. From the producers of Underworld, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto, this modern twist on a classic horror tale pits gargoyles and demons against each other in a battle for immortality.
I hated Cub Scouts. It involved far too much nature, the great outdoors, The Jungle Book and, worst of all for a movie-obsessed fat kid like me, camping.
Of course it wasn’t all bad. There was one camping trip that stands out in my mind, where my Cub group went to Kristy Lake, just outside Ottawa, Ontario. This campsite, as one leader erroneously told me and a few other Cubs, was the very same one where “the real Jason from Friday the 13th” was known to stalk and kill campers. I was young and naive and didn’t realize he was full of shit, so I believed every word. That whole trip, I kept seeing big, burly man-like shapes in the trees, watching and waiting. The two nights we stayed there I could hardly sleep, worried that I would wake up to find Jason standing over me, holding the severed head of one of the camp leaders, while a couple of the other kids had some pretty heavy nightmares. When word of the story got back to the head honcho, the lying leader was excused from the next Cub Scout outing.
Needless to say, it was the best camping experience I’ve ever had…
Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes) will be making an appearance at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA on May 19 to promote her book, Exorcising my Demons, a biography detailing her acting career and her experience while filming The Exorcist.
Co-written with Daniel Loubier, author of Dead Summit and Unmasked, the biography delves into Dietz personal life, the rocky start to her career and her dramatic role in The Exorcist, where she performed a number of disturbing scenes under the direction of William Friedkin.
[While we were generally able to avoid mentioning it in the Wicker Man retrospective that serves as the backbone of our British horror issue (RM#133, on stands now!), there comes a time when one must discuss Neil LaBute's 2006 remake. The time is now and the duty has fallen to Phil Brown, who contributes this rundown of the film's top five offenses. Stiff upper lip, Phil...]
One of the greatest tributes to Nicolas Cage’s insanity was his personal quest to produce and star in a remake of The Wicker Man – which he dedicated to Johnny Ramone, no joke. Cage took one of the greatest horror movies ever made and transformed it into a piece indeliberate camp that launched a thousand memes. Cage and writer/director Neil LaBute now claim their multimillion dollar mistake was always intended to be a tongue-in-cheek comedy. Regardless the film is practically a clinic on how not to remake a classic of British horror cinema. Or any cinema for that matter. In case you haven’t been subjected to it, here are five moments that ensure the 2006 Wicker Man will live on in unintentionally hilarious infamy…
Select cities across the US are getting spoiled rotten this month with a special Zombie Walk and a screening of Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead in Houston, TX, Myrtle Beach, SC and Flint, MI. The homage film to George Romero is already a best-selling DVD and VOD for Anchor Bay Entertainment, featuring screen icons like Sid Haig and Courtney Gains who encounter a group of horror fanatics enacting their favourite cult classic. Written and directed by Douglas Schulze (who is already working on the sequel), Mimesis is now picking up a fanatic following of its own.
The Flint screening was held yesterday, in cooperation with the Flint Zombie Walk; Mimesis will screen at the Houston Zombie Walk on May 12 and at the Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk on May 31.
Here at Rue Morgue, we’re quite fond of that trio of horror-punk miscreants known as Calabrese. The Hymns from the House of Horror vets have unleashed a new video today, and they were nice enough to give us an exclusive! (You can have your dog back now, guys.)
The video for “Coffin of Ruins,” from Calabrese’s latest album Dayglo Necros, is a huge pile of fun, and we think you’re going to dig it. Before we get down to the actual video-watchin’, here’s what the Brothers Calabrese had to say about it…
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., both from Studio Amalgamated Dynamics, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance an upcoming creature feature, Harbinger Down, which will be created in the old Sci-fi and horror animatronic tradition.
“In the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics, Alien and Thing, Harbinger Down is a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects,” announced Gillis in the press release, who will write and direct the film.
Back in 2009, we interviewed Mr. Harryhausen about his book A Century of Stop Motion Animation: From Melies to Aardman (co-authored with Tony Dalton) and ran excerpts on a Rue Morgue Radio tribute show. But on this episode, we’re proud to bring you the complete interview with this incredibly influential filmmaker and special effects genius.
Rest In Peace, Ray. So long and thanks for all the misunderstood creatures!
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