I like when movies that didn't do well put all kinds of special features on the DVD and Blue-Ray to trick you into thinking the movie is great. "The Box" for example has writer/director Richard Kelly babbling on about how clever the story is in the clip you can check out below. I'll agree the guy has talent but just because Joe Eszterhas wrote "Showgirls" doesn't mean I want to hear him talk about "Basic Instinct 2". See what I did there?
The "Sorority Row" remake gets moved up, from October 2nd to September 11th.
The trailer for Richard Kelly's "The Box" has finally landed. This actually looks really solid considering it's been pushed back so many times. But opening opposite "Saw"? Really? Sort of sounds like giving it an excuse to fail to me.
Even if you believe this odd piece of Chinese folklore stating that drinking soup made from a man's brain would cure mental illness, do you really think the ideal brain would be that of a drunk 75 year old? Let's set our sights a little higher here, people.
1876: Custer's last stand. After being tricked into thinking his Indian adversaries were retreating during the Battle of Little Bighorn, Custer and his 210 men were ambushed, with all losing their lives. He was found two days later almost entirely naked, with an arrow through his penis.
Check out 3 stills from the "Saw" video game, a project which we knew was in development but haven't heard anything about in a long time. The game from Konami is set to hit shelves for the 360, PS3 and the PC this October, to coincide with the release of "Saw VI". Sounds smart to me.
"Cirque Du Freak" has a new release date, January 10th, 2009. The film stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Orlando Jones, and is about a vampire who drafts a 14 year old to serve as his assistant. This date puts it on the (for now) same date as the US remake of "Let The Right One In". Thinking about all those vampire movies in one weekend is making me sick to my stomach already.
Funeral director takes cues from an awesome episode of "Tales From the Crypt", cuts off man's legs to make him fit into a smaller coffin. The only difference is instead of this one ending with the man being reanimated and taking his revenge, the guy just got arrested. Bummer... I always liked that ending.
1996: The Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski is arrested in his Lincoln, Montana cabin. After eluding capture for years on end, he was finally caught when his brother recognized the thoughts in the "manifesto" he demanded be printed in National Newspapers.
In Eddie Nickerson's horror Western "High Moon" a reckless outlaw is a small town’s only hope for survival from a vicious band of werewolves. I think we're finally at the point where it's no longer "original" to put a horror film in a "Western" setting. Plus, I'm scratching my head over here trying to remember one that turned out well. Help me out guys.
Get ready for a nostalgia overload with "It Came From the Drive-In". In project just announced from Union Entertainment, a kid and a reclusive outcast inventor ("Back to the Future" anyone?) "team up to save their town from an army of hideous creatures using a menagerie of monster-slaying inventions when they discover that a new local drive-in theater is a gateway to the other side". This all takes place on Halloween 1959, and naturally, in 3D! Okay, I can't lie. This sounds freaking amazing.
What you are seeing here is a real life example of that Simpsons episode where Homer gets too fat to work on purpose. Only this family is receiving about £22,508 in tax credits from the British Government because they're "too fat to work". Choice quote: "Often I’m so tired from watching TV I have to have a nap." If you can read that story without punching something, more power to you.
On this day in history:
1987: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns his PTL ministry after it is revealed he nailed former church secretary Jessica Hahn, who would then go on to inphamy as a B-movie actress and regular on The Howard Stern Show.