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Horror Hibernation - Thursday, June 21st 2007 8:50 AM
Following up on his earlier concerns that the box office failure of HOSTEL PART II and 28 WEEKS LATER signals a potential long-tern downturn for the horror genre, Lucius Gore of...
Laserblast: Bridge to Terabithia - Wednesday, June 20th 2007 10:05 AM
This week's DVD releases include a handful of fantasy films, mystery movies, horror-thrillers, and sci-fi cinema. Curiosly, the best of the lot is barely a fantasy film; it's...
Can Halloween save Horror? - Tuesday, June 19th 2007 5:45 PM
While posting some new pics from Rob Zombie's upcoming HALLOWEEN remake, Lucius Gore at E-Splatter.Com opines that the future of the horror genre is riding on the box office...
Box Office: Silver Surfer crests waves of ticket sales - Monday, June 18th 2007 1:32 PM
To no one's surprise, FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVERSUFER swelled to the top of the weekend's box office. Despite dismal reviews, the sequel earned an estimated...
Hot Fuzz - secret splatter movie - Saturday, June 16th 2007 3:03 PM
Finally got up with HOT FUZZ, the new movie from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the two guys behind 2004's wonderful zombie-comedy-romance SHAUN OF THE DEAD. I had put the film...
Best reviewed sci-fi movies - Friday, June 15th 2007 9:04 AM
Rotten Tomatoes offers up a journey through the 100 best reviewed science fiction films here. As is often the case with such lists, the entertainment value comes more from...
Fido 71% fresh - Friday, June 15th 2007 8:53 AM
FIDO - the new zombie satire opening at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles today - earned a 71% fresh rating in this survey of 31 reviews (22 fresh, 9 rotten) at Rotten...
FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer 27% rotten - Friday, June 15th 2007 8:47 AM
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER - the new sci-fi comic book adaptation - has not managed to win over critics who were disappointed with 2005's FANTASTIC FOUR....
Nancy Drew 54% rotten - Friday, June 15th 2007 8:37 AM
NANCY DREW - the new mystery-comedy based on the perennial girl detective - received a 54% approval rating in this survey of 52 reviews (28 fresh, 24 rotten) at Rotten...
Laserblast: Catch-Up Edition - Thursday, June 14th 2007 12:07 PM
Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's been awhile since we've run a Laserblast column. Please forgive us while we try to catch up with all the most interesting DVD...
Saw IV news - Wednesday, June 13th 2007 11:35 AM
I attended the press mixer in Hollywood for SAW IV last night, and it went pretty well. It was held in a trendy little Hollywod restaurant that I never knew existed, tucked into...
Nova Express video with Pan and the Silver Surfer! - Wednesday, June 13th 2007 8:41 AM
YouLA - the afternoon TV show that looks at local Los Angeles hang-outs - has archived their video visit to Nova Express Cafe here:...
Gloating After Dark - Tuesday, June 12th 2007 11:49 PM
Seems someone at After Dark Films is righteously pleased that writer-director Eli Roth's HOSTEL PART II tanked at the box office. After Dark, keep in mind, has a vaguely similar...
Fido - a boy and his zombie - Tuesday, June 12th 2007 2:49 PM
Saw a little gem of a movie last night: FIDO, which opens on Friday for a two-week run at the Nuart Theatre. The title may suggest a story about a boy and his dog, and that's...
L.A Film Festival - Sci-Fi Screenings - Tuesday, June 12th 2007 10:17 AM
The Los Angeles Film Festival is this month. Although not a genre-specific event, it is loaded with fantasy films, mystery movies, and sci-fi cinema, including a premier...
Hostel Rolodex Reorganizing - Monday, June 11th 2007 5:30 PM
A funny idea occurred to me vis-a-vis my earlier post regarding the weekend box office results, including the disappointing numbers for HOSTEL PART II. Last year, in the...
Box Office: Pirates no longer at top of the world - Monday, June 11th 2007 12:09 PM
Fantasy releases like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END and SHREK THE THIRD have been dominating the box office during the early portions of the summer season, but that...
Stain on the Brain - Saturday, June 9th 2007 1:39 PM
BRAND UPON THE BRAIN - the latest effort from cult auteur Guy Maddin - rolls into Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre with quite a cache: The New York times' Manohla Dargis has...
Friday Cat Blogging: Curse of the Demon - Friday, June 8th 2007 3:19 PM
One of my favorite fright movie felines shows up briefly in CURSE OF THE DEMON (originally know in England as NIGHT OF THE DEMON). Although being only a sideshow, not the main...
Surf's Up 75% fresh - Friday, June 8th 2007 3:01 PM
SURF'S UP - the new computer-animated comedy about surfing penguins - received a 75% fresh rating in this survey of 79 reviews (59 fresh, 20 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes. The...
Hostel Part II 53% rotten - Friday, June 8th 2007 2:28 PM
Not that horror fans care, but HOSTEL PART II received a 53% rating in this survey of 43 reviews (23 fresh, 20 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes. That's seven percentage points shy...
The Greatest Year in Geek Cinema - Wednesday, June 6th 2007 4:06 PM
Next week, the American Cinematheque will be presenting a tribute to the fantasy films, horor-thrillers, and sci-fi cinema of 1982. Entitled "A Tribute to 1982: The Greatest...
Friday Cat Blogging: Castle of Blood - Friday, June 1st 2007 2:30 PM
Since I just mentioned Barbara Steele, the Queen of Italian horror films, in this post, it seems appropriate that today's installment of Friday Cat Blogging should feature...
The Queen of Horror - in the flesh UPDATED - Friday, June 1st 2007 2:17 PM
Wanna see the Queen of Horror in person? Well, here's your chance. Thanks to a special event by the American Cinematheque in Hollywood, Barbara Steel (who starred in such horror...
Win free tickets to Hostel 2 - Wednesday, May 30th 2007 1:22 AM
Courtesy of Lionsgate and Film Rada, here's a chance to win a pass for you and a guest. To enter, send your name, date of birth and phone number to: Hostel2@alliedadvpub.com...