Dont worry. We havent gone all cute on you. Were still the same horror movie magazine weve always been. The kitten which graces our navigation isnt any ordinary kitten. Thats Cc:, otherwise known as Copycat, the first successfully cloned pet in the world. Click here for the rest of the story.
You probably blinked and missed the Columbia Pictures fall 2000 release of The Sixth Day, which bombed at the box office. This sci-fi thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger focused explicitly on the dangers of cloning humans, but early on suggests that the legalized cloning of pet animals will convince the public to allow human cloning in the future. Click here for the rest of the story.
Somewhere between Earth vs. the Spider and Tremors lies Eight Legged Freaks, the latest from producer Dean Devlin, whose blockbuster films include Godzilla and Independence Day. Devlin calls Eight Legged Freaks (or ELF, as its been nicknamed on the Web) a love letter to movies like Them and Tarantula, a love letter to the big bug movies of the 1950s. Click here for the rest of the story.
While the straw man may be fashioned in an interesting or even stylish way, there remains an emptiness to the character. Except in some rare instances, we dont know why they act the way they do, their motivations, the way they came to be the way they are. They have nothing to tie them to our sympathies or understandingonly our fear. These characters are not formed as an avenue to examine their lives and choicesor for that matter allow the audience to do the samebut to provide the protagonists with something to react to, a focal point for fulfilling their heroic destinies. Click here for the rest of the story.
The Hammer Studios film The Mummy, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Peter Cushing as John Banning and Christopher Lee as Kharis, the living Mummy, was released in the U.K. in 1959, so it probably came to Houghton-Hancock Michigan in 1960, when I was seven. Back in 60 I went to see some other film, but it was a preview of The Mummy that I remember. Click here for the rest of the story.
While an adulterous couple dallies in a blind mans spare bedroom, the womans daughter is drowning her little brother in the bathtub...speeding to the scene of the murder, the couples car crashes, and the man is decapitated...just another one of those days in the world of Italian horror flicks. Click here for the rest of the story.
I would most definitely recommend The Hound of the Baskervilles to horror film fans, particularly those who like the Hammer-era historical movies like The Mummy, Horror of Dracula, etc. You cant go too wrong, of course, anytime you get to see two masters of their craftLee and Cushingperform together. Click here for the rest of the story.
They say that Schlock was inspired by Joan Crawfords unfortunate swan song, Trog (1970). Trog is so bad that a parody is redundant, but Landis is really just using the plot framework of a missing link on a rampage to display a number of sight gags and movie buffs in-jokes. Click here for the rest of the story.