Sunday , 22 October 2017

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The Thing That Wasn’t

Certainly, a main criticism of the 2011 prequel, The Thing, was its overuse of CGI effects as opposed to the practical effects that were so masterfully created by Rob Bottin in the ’82 Carpenter film. Though a great deal of practical creature f/x work was created by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.’s Amalgamated Dynamics for the prequel, much of ... Read More »

Another Thing

Here’s a critical and thorough assessment of the 2011 The Thing prequel by the Gore 4’s own Walking Ed Turner, written soon after the film’s release: Excited as I was to see the prequel, I have to say it was hard to remain removed from the Carpenter version and judge the film solely on it’s own. To me it had ... Read More »

First Things First

Here’s some great behind-the-scenes material regarding The Gore 4’s all-time favorite movie, the 1982 classic, John Carpenter’s The Thing, posted by the film’s co-producer, Stuart Cohen. http://theoriginalfan.blogspot.co.uk/ —————————————————————————————————– For the absolute most comprehensive coverage of anything and everything regarding The Thing, head over to the terrific website, Outpost31.com. Here, you’ll find interviews, behind-the-scenes, trivia, fan fiction, and a ton of ... Read More »

The Evil Within

“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” ― Edgar Allen Poe Horror has always been big in the videogame world, from the classic franchises, Doom, Resident Evil and Silent Hill, to more recent fare, like The Last of Us, and now, the latest in survival horror, The Evil Within. Each step taken, each crack upon ... Read More »

Jurassic World trailer

It will have been 14 years since the last Jurassic Park movie, a millennium in cinematic time, when the newest dinosaur thriller, Jurassic World, stomps its way into theaters on June 12 of 2015. Starring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Twilight Saga), this latest adventure brings back some of your favorite dinosaurs, as well ... Read More »

He said he’d be back-Terminator: Genisys trailer

Arnold is back, playing the lethal cyborg, aka, The Terminator, once again, In Terminator: Genisys. Also starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor and Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, this new Terminator film looks to be a sequel/reboot hybrid, thanks ... Read More »

Fear the Sphere! Phantasm 5 is coming!

Seemingly out of nowhere, it’s been announced that a new Phantasm, the fifth in the imaginative horror series, entitled Phantasm: Ravager, is not only on the way but has completed filming! This comes as surprising, yet great news for Phans of Don Coscarelli’s uniquely terrifying vision and what is surely one of the most original horror franchises around. Check out ... Read More »

The Creepshow must go on!

It’s the old adage that no matter what obstacles are thrown your way, the show must go on. That saying was never more apropos than with horror psychobilly band, The Creepshow’s recent visit to the frigid, icy and snowy Jersey Shore. Neither a blizzard, or their lead singer’s aching stomach, could keep the band from bringing their brand of rockabilly ... Read More »

I, Frankenstein brings new life to well-worn tale.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published almost 200 years ago, has undergone a number of filmed presentations, from Universal’s 1931 classic with Boris Karloff as The Monster, to Hammer’s gothic version starring Christopher Lee, to Kenneth Branagh’s tale featuring Robert DeNiro. Most have followed the original story of how Frankenstein’s monster came into being and its/his struggle to deal with what life brings ... Read More »

Goblin scares up rockin’ show!

For anyone who is a fan of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s stylish films, the accompanying music by Goblin in many of them is a big part of why those films are so memorable. Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, Phenomena, and even Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, all benefitted greatly from Goblin’s moody, pounding scores. And now, audiences are being treated ... Read More »