I’m not impressed with the poster and the trailer gives me mixed feelings. Maybe something good… but then again…
In 2007, I wrote about The Terror by Dan Simmons. Here’s what I said then:
The Terror by Dan Simmons is a novelization of the true doomed 1840s Franklin expedition to find a Northwest passage. History tells us there were no survivors and the men died from exposure, starvation and worse. Simmons’ story combines all of the interesting historical details and adds a new menace, a creature which feeds on men. The Terror was a national best seller. Stephen King listed it as one of his favorite books of the year. Who am I to argue with Stephen King?
Then in July of 2016 I posted…
AMC has greenlit 10 hour long episodes to air in 2017 with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker serving as Executive Producers and David Kajganich on board to write and take the reins as showrunner. This is a project worth keeping an eye on.
You can imagine my thrill at seeing this…
The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer is Here!
Sean Phillips’ painting is being used for the new Criterion release of Night of the Living Dead which is set to drop February 13, 2018. The new release features:
This will be a must-have for me.
2. James Caan was not his first choice for the film, and he instead was turned down by Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, William Hurt (twice), Richard Dreyfuss, and others. “But at the end of the day you can’t imagine anybody else playing the part.”
13. Bates was stage-trained and preferred excessive rehearsals while Caan is more “instinctive and naturalistic,” so they had to balance the rehearsal time to make it less than she wanted and more than he wanted.
18. The novel has Annie chop off Paul’s feet and cauterize the stumps, but they opted to simply hobble him instead by having her break his feet with a sledgehammer. Their thinking was that they wanted him to be victorious in the end, and losing his feet would be too high of a price. “It was pretty darn painful to look at, so I don’t think we compromised it too much.”
In 1931, as Universal Studios was preparing to film the now classic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, it was decided that a Spanish version would be made at the same time. Although the Spanish version would feature a different cast, the same screenplay and sets would be used as the English version. Lugosi’s Dracula would film during the day and then that evening the Spanish crew would come in and film. By all accounts the Spanish Dracula is excellent.
You can learn more about The Making of the Spanish Language Version of Dracula (1931) at Old Hollywood Films.
One of my favorite artists, Sean Phillips, painted a poster for one of my favorite movies, Night of the Living Dead.
How could it get better than that? Well, Sean Phillips could post up a bigger version of the painting and some prelim sketches.
John Carpenter / Horror fans are going to love it that The Thing Got the Cinephilia & Beyond Treatment.
Click on the link and you’ll find…