Years before popular indie filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were paying loving homage to the grindhouse films which they remembered and loved from their youth, there were directors from the grindhouse era that were still producing great and shocking films long past the heyday of the exploitation and grindhouse film boom. One such director, influenced by classic exploitation films and arguably one of the beacons of preservation for the entire movement, is William Lustig.
"Attack on the Block" is a new sci-fi flick that tells the charming story of a girl, a group of hoodlums and the aliens that invade their city. I assumed this had something to do with J-Lo but apparently this takes place in London and I don't think they have a "Bronx" there so it might be a bit of a stretch.
HBO is already pushing the next season of "True Blood" which comes out this summer and to get the juices flowing they've released a new clip titled "Waiting Sucks". Get it? We're waiting for the next season and the show is about vampires who suck blood. I nearly wet myself for the LOLing.
Did anyone want a sequel to "Deadgirl"? And even if you did did you really want to see the roles reversed and find out what happens when a couple of women find a naked dead guy? Well it looks like Trent Haaga has written a script for just such a film presumably to try and counter some of the backlash from the first film.
Holy mother of god. I don't even need to tell you the premise of the new horror comedy "Little Creeps". I just need to tell you the cast. Screech, the girl who played Lisa Turtle, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, the big chin guy who played Maniac Cop and a Pirate of the Caribbean. There, now we've all wet ourselves today.
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If there is one thing I have learned from rap music it's that Brooklyn does not play. It's a fact. If you try to front in Brooklyn you will get acid thrown in your face. That's a fact. I know this because a 16 year old girl did it to a fellow classmate recently and nearly blinded her. Do not play sucka!
Visiting Universal's Halloween Horror Nights on the West Coast and worried about finding your way around? Worry no more! Check out Universal's iPhone app for the fest. Ain't technology grand?
Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" gets bumped ALL the way to January 2010, and in the meantime will be "converted" into 3D. An interesting move considering we don't even fully know what the film's about yet. Thoughts?
Bored at work today? Got the day off? Check out The Jigsaw Game. Should be good for freaking out your co-workers.
If you're interested in Platinum Dunes' remake of "A Nightmare on Elm St.", visit their Twitter page for updates including behind the scenes set photos, beginning today.
1978: Former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabs girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in room 100 of New York's Chelsea Hotel. Because Sid remembers nothing about the crime, theories include robbery and an abortive suicide pact. Vicious dies of an ugly heroin overdose shortly before his trial.
This is the latest in an ongoing effort I'm making to go back and catch horror films that have eluded me throughout the years. They're not all "classics", but the hope is to expand my horizons as a horror fan a bit.