Saturday , 4 July 2015

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Jaws 40th gets HorrorHound tribute

Horrorhound Jaws

40 years ago on this date in 1975, a hotshot young director, three terrific actors, a constantly evolving screenplay, a troublesome mechanical fish and choppy, unpredictable waters all came together to create a cinematic masterpiece, and the movies would never be the same. To commemorate the magic that is Jaws, HorrorHound magazine has released an anniversary retrospective for its current ... Read More »

Jurassic World’s R-Evolutionary Box Office Numbers

JW Indominus Rex

It was a weekend in the film world that no one saw coming. Jurassic World exploded into theaters with the impact of the meteor which may have ended the Age of Dinosaurs. But, clearly, dinosaurs are alive and well on theater screens throughout the world. While the box office prognosticators were predicting an opening weekend in the low $100 millions ... Read More »

Game of Thrones – Bringing the Dead to Life

GOT White Walker

For fans of The Walking Dead who have been suffering withdrawals since the show’s fifth season ended in March, there have been other ways to get your zombie fix. The CW’s clever iZombie has helped fill the gap between Dead seasons, albeit it in an overall lighter tone. But the only other show on television that even comes close to ... Read More »

Holy Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Rules! – review

Indominus Rex

Dinosaurs have held a special fascination for this reviewer since some of the earliest memories as a living being seeing animatronic and life-sized sculptures of the ‘terrible lizards’ at New York World’s Fair, to the first visit to the Museum of Natural History, to appearances in film from King Kong, One Million Years, B.C. and, ultimately, Jurassic Park. That interest ... Read More »

R.I.P. Horror legend Christopher Lee

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One of the greatest horror icons of all time, and one of the last of the great Hammer Film stars, Christopher Lee, has died at the ripe old age of 93, in London, England. Playing such legendary monsters as the Creature from Frankenstein, Count Dracula and the Mummy to the villain, Scaramanga in the James Bond film, The Man with ... Read More »

Jurassic World ready to stomp into theaters!

Mosasarus and shark

After a wait of fourteen years since Jurassic Park III, and twenty-two years since the original, the world of Jurassic is finally ready to reclaim its dominance at the box office. Although since the last Jurassic Park film, we’ve had Peter Jackson’s excellent King Kong remake, as well as the Journey/Mysterious Island movies, which featured dinosaurs, this is the first ... Read More »

Non-stop action fuels Mad Max: Fury Road – review

Mad Max Fury Road

Whewwww! Now that is a movie! Roaring onto screens everywhere, Mad Max: Fury Road gives new meaning to the term, ‘action film.’ Indeed, it is not so much of a popcorn movie, but rather an extra large bucket of meat movie. It is completely unlike any other movie, except of course, the previous Mad Max films, but it ups the ... Read More »

THE THING: Terror Takes Shape

The Thing

For those fans of John Carpenter’s The Thing, which should be everyone on the planet, there is a terrific documentary which first appeared on the film’s laserdisc boxed set, and again on the DVD release of 1998. (The U.S. Blu-ray omits this feature, while the European region-free disc includes it.) Entitled Terror Takes Shape, it is an almost hour and ... Read More »

R.I.P. The Thing’s Richard Dysart

Richard Dysart The Thing solo

The Gore 4 is sad to report that The Thing’s Richard Dysart, died on April 5 in Santa Monica, CA, at the age of 86, after a long illness. Born in Brighton, MA, Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. Some of his television credits include All in the Family, Baretta, Columbo and Lou ... Read More »

Slash rocks NJ and for elephants

Myles & Slash

Famed ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, has a lot going on of interest to the Gore 4. He recently brought his current band, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, to Sayreville, NJ’s Starland Ballroom in support of their new album, World on Fire. First up, the show itself. After suffering extensive damage from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, the Starland Ballroom, one of ... Read More »