GHOSTBUSTERS!

 

  “Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?” – Ghostbusters. Last week we looked at the Gremlins, this week we look at another cult series that began the same weekend as Gremlins… on the very same day in fact. That’s right, on 8th June, 1984, Ghostbusters stepped out of the supernatural shadows and claimed its place on the world stage. Within a matter of weeks they had both become ’80’s cultural icons… and even now, thirty years later, they remain as two of the most influential film series of all time. For those who have not seen Ghostbusters, I shall adumbrate… […]

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GREMLINS!

 

 “For one thing, we’re insured for the damages. For another, maybe it wasn’t a place for people anyway. It was a place for things. You make a place for things… things come.” – Gremlins 2. In 1984, the world of “cute” was forever changed as Gizmo arrived on the cinema circuit and stole our hearts, our chicken and our life savings. “Gizmo Caca” – Gremlins. Written by Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter 1+2;) produced by Steven Spielberg (Jaws, E.T;) and directed by Joe Dante (Small Soldiers, CSI-NY.)  This medium budget ($11-million) black-comedy became an instant cult-classic and made close to $150-million in box-office profits alone. FUN FACT: Chris Columbus got the idea for Gremlins from stories told by WW2 […]

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LEXX!

 

 “I am Kai, last of the Brunnen-G. Millennia ago, the Brunnen-G led humanity to victory in the war against the Insect civilization. The Time Prophet predicted that I would be the one to destroy the Divine Order and the League of 20,000 Planets. Some day, that will happen… but not today, as today is my day of death. The day our story begins.” – Kai. This article is not for the squeamish, the sensitive, those with pink hair, or those who only live for big budget, six-pack fueled, romance driven, science-fiction TV shows. This TV series, Lexx, represents everything that is glorious about complete and utter wonderful nonsense. Made on a shoe-string budget, staring lesser known Canadian and British stage […]

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Underwater Monsters!

 

 “Gavin to Adante: “So you’re proof that sea monsters really do exist?” – Jasmine Angell, Luminous. Forget Jaws! Bugger, Deep Blue Sea! Ignore, The Beast! And pay no heed to the Creature of the Black Lagoon! For today, we delve into the very depths of the oceans; today we explore every crevice on the sea floor; today we look past every piece of sea-weed; today… we find the worst creatures that the “big blue wet thing” has ever ejaculated into the human world. Today we look at bad underwater monster films. “He deliberately left you your boat because he wants to fight you alone on the sea.” – Orca. For those of you who haven’t seen these films, fear not, […]

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DOCTOR WHO: 50th Anniversary.

 

 “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” — The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12. What did you do last Saturday night? Hopefully you did something constructive, something fun, something uniquely sexual? If not, then I hope you joined the millions of Doctor Who, Science-Fiction, Whovians (I loathe that term;) geeks and nerds who watched the Guinness World Record setting, Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary show… The Day of The Doctor. “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!” — The Doctor, Season 2, Episode 2. For those of you who missed it, here’s a bit of brief recap and […]

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TREMORS!

 

 “I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.” – Tremors. Today we look at something truly underground. (See what I did there, Wookiee?) Today we look at a franchise that has kept the world entertained since 1990. Today we look – silently and with great care – at the wonderfully blood-soaked world of Tremors. “Assblasters. How’s that?” – Tremors 3. We shall start at the beginning; which is a very good place to start. In 1990, American director/producer Ron Underwood (Mighty Joe Kong, City Slickers) released his first full-length film – Tremors. This Western-Comedy-Horror, was made for roughly eleven-million Dollars, and made close to fifty-million at the box office. With its unique characters, witty one-liners, and fantastic […]

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X-MEN 2014!

 

 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST! (2014) And here we go, the NEW X-MEN TRAILER! [youtube id=”pK2zYHWDZKo” width=”600″ height=”350″] The film is coming out in 2014, and features the cast of the X-MEN trilogy and X-MEN: First Class, united in an attempt to save the future by changing the past. It is based on the DAYS OF FUTURE PAST storyline, The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142, published in 1980. Keep watching this space for more information.

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TOP 5: HORROR FILMS!

 

 Halloween is almost here and to celebrate we are going to delve into some of the most terrifying horror films of all time. PYSCHO (1960) This is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s (The Birds, Vertigo) best films. The film, and its sequels, revolve around the -mass murdering, transvestite – owner of a motel… and his rigamortis riddled mother. Pyscho is considered by many to be the father of slasher films. [youtube id=”Wz719b9QUqY” width=”600″ height=”350″] ROSEMARY’S BABY. (1968) This is one of Roman Polaski’s (Chinatown, The Ghost) best films. A young couple moves to a peculiar neighbourhood, surrounded by bizarre neighbors and unexplained occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant…. paranoia sets in. [youtube id=”otPyEsObI1M” width=”600″ height=”350″] ARACHNOPHOBIA. (1990) This is not […]

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SLENDER!

 

 S Every now and then, Wookiee, a concept is born that soon develops into a fully-formed multi-limbed beast that has a divine will of its own… and a taste for consuming social and cultural norms. One such beast is the SLENDER MAN! Since his arrival onto our plane, SLENDER MAN has taken the world by storm – memes, games and even a full length film now bare his name. But like many greats… he came from humble beginnings. L On the 8th of June, 2009, a “’Paranormal Pictures” Photoshop contest was launched by Something Awful. Participants were asked to transform ordinary photographs into something otherworldly. Soon participants began sharing their creations many of which came with fabricated witness accounts. (Sounds […]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R T.R.I.L.O.G.Y.

 

 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Welcome comrade. Welcome to the end of all things. Welcome to the blasted and mutant infested wasteland we call, THE ZONE. For those of you who do not know, THE ZONE, is the greatest threat to the world that we have ever known. However, there is a lot of money, wealth and power to be gained by those of you who are brave enough to venture into this 30km2 radioactive cesspool. We warned though. There are far more dangerous creatures then simple mutants and bandits out there. SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL: (2007) So for those of you who are not familiar with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series or the tragic events that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power-Plant in 1986, I shall […]

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