Tomorow Night at the Millbury Draft House in MA its the return of Godzilla
RoH will be on hand with copies of the new Godzilla #1 from IDW, It has a great cover by Art Adams
Starts at 6pm tomorow night
Tonight and tomorow in Worcester MA is the last chance to see Young Frankenstein the musical. Play begin at 8 both nights at the North High theater.
Check it out on HULU.com the Holliston Christmas special aired last night and its free on Hulu, Adam Joe and the girls get trapped in side during a storm on Christmas eve whiel a insane axe wielding murder is on the loose.
Preparing for the upload to LuLu.com Stay Tuned
Jerome Conner comes on the show tonight to talk about Arisia 2012. we will also be discussing the number one movie this weekend The Devil Inside
No guest tonight…… but next week one of the hot stars from Girl Scout Cookies and then Camila Keaton will be on the show.
Check out Nfamousgamers.com for my article on the horrors of Black Friday. This is also a big slam against Toys R Us. With customer service that bad you really have to wonder how they have survived that long. Sames goes for Walmart but thats another story.
There is no new Horror movies for the next two months can you belive that. however we did a new Horror Game and there is plenty on TV to watch,
Check back in a week for my review of Splatterhouse
Tonight on Radio of Horror the show begins at 8pm, we will have guests on the show all night long. Dan Kimmel will call in to talk about recent horror movies and we will have some authors in the studio from the New England Horror writers. We will also have Danille Harris from Halloween 4,5,9,10 and Jennifer Blanc Biehn from Prank.
The guys from Fear Shop will be on the show tonight.
We will play Reseident Evil related music and The theme from trueblood one final time.
On Facebook today we started a contest for some great dvds we got from our buddies at Shout Factory. Check us out on FB under Chris Denmead.
We will post the same contest here soon.
A few years ago a short documentry was made about the legendary film host from the 50s. At long last we have the maker sof that documentry on the show.
Aug 23 do not tune into VH1. You have been warned. This was worse than American Idol and Survivor combined.
Thats Entertainment informed me today that The Walking Dead vol 12 is delayed currently untill Sep. Why?? Maybe they want to release it in connection with The TV Show maybe not. We at Radio of Horror will let you know as soon as we do.
OK!!!!! Big Problem Both Wizard World Boston and Rock and Shock are the same weekend. One will have George Romero the other will have half the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Crap what to choose. Can I do both, maybe but that is a pain. On top of the Buffy cast they also have those comic guys. really wish R&S would book Horror comic guys. I keep trying to convince Gina and Kevin to book people who work in horror comics. o well.
In 1957 a little B-Movie called Invasion of the Saucer Men gave us a great example of man vs creatures from outer space. This film came out during an era where The US was afraid of the Soviets lurking around every corner. Since Orson Wells famous radio broadcast man was terrified of little green men from mars. ( Little did we know years later it would be grey men and we don’t know where they come from but I digress). This began a big wave of creature films where they hunt us, kill us eat us or hatch in side us. The creatures for the most part in these films look very rubbery and were to the point of unbelievable. It was more or less how the story was driven with the film as to whether or not you fully got into it whether these creatures were real or not. Ed Wood greatly helped this with his film Plan 9 From Outer Space. these films with he exception of The day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. The other films of the era made the aliens look cheesy and weird.
Over time with the help of great makeup artist Stan Winston the effects evolved. When Alien came out directed by Ridley Scott, We had at least 80 mins of no alien a little bit here a little bit there. Finally at the end BAM big shock and even today that creature scares the piss out of any one who has never seen it before. Scott, Stan Winston and HR Giger ( the artist behind the aliens looks) gave us a look that would never be forgotten. . Stan Winston was a big help in several more Alien movie where he really made us belive an alien could kill us and not make us laugh our selves to death. Predator is another great example of his work and of how alien creatures have evolved. He was a full torso man looking creature. His body had all the characteristics of a man. He would move very well and not be all jerky. It helps that foam latex had come a long way to help an actor move better than he had before with out all the jerkyness. Alien films have come a long way and with the use of CGI it can help hinder the look of the film or greatly help it. The unknow thing in JJ Abrams Super 8 might also be a great example if we only know what it looked like. With Predators coming out Friday we can see that even good old men in costumes can still be used to mak a great film.
Vampires, Why do we love them?? Is it the allure of their flawless features and animal sexuality mixed with their craving for blood. The idea of one becoming Immortal is very seductive, it’s what draws us to these creatures of the night. Since 1897 when Bram Stoker published Dracula, we have been swept up by these dark creatures. The celluloid era brought us Vampires in silent form like London After Midnight, Dracula and Interview with the vampire would soon follow. Every decade had vampire movies that stood out and still stand the test of time of Good Horror Movies. Some should have a stake driven through their hearts. Entire Clubs of people make vampirism their lifestyle mainly because of what they see in movies. We have the list of the best and worst Vampire movies. Notice there are know Dracula films listed below, since he has over 30 films to his name I thought we could make a list for him in another article.
5. 30 Days of Night–Based on the comic of the same name by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, this was a sleeper hit in 2003. 4 years later it was made into what was never seen before in a Vampire movie. Gore, blood, and non stop suspense. The movie may not scare the crap out of you but you have to admit, the snowy white back drop in a small town in Burrow Alaska soaked in blood is enuf to get any ones blood to chill. There is a sequel that just finished shooting and will be out next year titles Dark Days. Numbers 5, 4, and 2 (in the best of section) are based on books and 2 is a comic book film.
4. Interview with the Vampire–Based on the best-selling Novel by Anne Rice, Its and interview being conducted by a reporter (Christian Slater) of a 200-year-old Vampire named Louie ( Brad Pitt). The story would be the first of the Lestat (Tom Cruise) book in Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. the cast is rounded out by great performances by Kristen Dunst and Antonio Banderas. sad but strange fact about the film is River Phoenix brother of Joaquin Phoenix was to play Lestat but died, due to drug overdose. He has a in remembrance credit at the end of the film.
3.Blade–Wesley Snipes did something for Vampires that had been washed away with teen pop shows like Buffy, He made them bad ass. Blade (Wesley Snipes) was the tale of a half vampire half human hunter. He was bad ass with a sword and shard with his wit. The best part of the movie is in the beginning during the Blood Shower at the club, when the vamps are done with their blood orgy Blade whoops some ass. This was the movie before X-Men that started getting Hollywood into Comic Book movies, but most people who saw it had no idea he lived in the same universe as Spider-Man and the X-Men.
2.Vampire Hunter D–Another story of a half human half Vampire hunter, this is one of the best Anime movies out there. Weird setting as it takes place in 14,000 ad so a good 12,000 years into a war-torn future. D is hired by a couple of young farmers to stop the local Count from turning her into a Vampire. We get the impression that D is of major nobility and is not the hunter to mess with. The art style in this movie may look crude by todays standards of animation. There is no denying however how many Vampire genre fans can say how they got hooked on Anime because of this masterpiece of a film. There are actually 17 Vampire Hunter D novels. all recently translated in to English. Book 3 is the sequel movie.
1.The Lost Boys– If there was one Vampire movie fans would say this is hat hooked them. It’s about a mother and her two sons who move in with their Grandpa. The place he lives in happen to be the murder capital of the world. this was a break out film for Keifer Sutherland as the lead Vampire David. The Two Corey’s ( Feldman and Haim) made this the first of many films they would star in together. Its awesome 80′s soundtrack and settings in California make it a great summer movie. Theres humor drama and suspense. The best part of the whole film is Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander as the dimwitted Vampire Hunters. They really have no idea what they are doing but they try anyway. It’s funny Joel Shumacher the director made one of the Greatest Vampire movies of all time. He also made the worst Superhero movie of all time Batman and Robin.
Now the 5 worst Vampire films.
5.–Vampires Los Muentos–the term sequel should mean next chapter int he story arc not lets repeat the same movie direct to video. Why they made this who knows??? Jon Bon Jovi does nothing to make us think he’s a better slayer than Jack Cross played with such kickassness as James Woods. John Carpenter had to be pretty had up for money to put his name on this garbage. The vampire chick is much hotter than the male villain form the fist film but that’s the only reason to watch and that pretty bad.
4.Queen of the Damned–What do you get when you recast everybody in your hit movie from 8 years ago. The biggest most poorly written piece of garbage of all time. I am not sure what happened during production of this movie. Maybe it was the tragic death of Pop Star Aleyah, no this movie was doomed to fail in the beginning. For some reason they combine two stories in one. Un like with the Harry Potter and Twilight films they take it one step at a time. You would expect something better from the woman who wrote the books in the first place. Sadly Ann Rice is not as good a screen writer as she is a novelist.
3.Dracula 3000– Really the title says everything. It’s not a sequel to the film staring Gerard Butler so don’t think of it that way. It’s like Dracula in Space. This si the only Dracula title I put on here. Do Not Watch This Movie.
2.The Lost Boys: The Tribe: For years they kept saying there would be a Lost Boys. First it was the Lost Girls, ( which would have been dumb but hot surfer Vamp Babes) Then a film based solely on the Frog brothers. Alas we got this piece of dribble. We have a sequel that almost has nothing to do with the first one other than Edgar Frog coming back played by Corey Feldman. Angus Sutherland Keifer’s younger brother plays the head Vampire in this movie, but they make no connection to the fact he might be David’s brother. Why ??? The two siblings in the movie are also cousins of Sam and Mike the two brother from the first film. Again not explained at all. Worst line in the film is by Feldman ” Did somebody order some steak”
1. The Twilight saga– Yup sorry I am throwing this under a Church Choir bus and hope it ignites into flames. Not since Dracula The tv series has Vampires been destroyed by such dribble. First big reason this is the worst films about Vampires, Vampires don’t SPARKLE. What is up with that??? This whole lubby dubby crap in these films is just too much to handle. The acting is so wooden and awkward it just blows my mind as too how these tweens can sit through this. I understand Buffy and Angel was a bit campy 10 years ago,. Lots of monsters do that. Lets make them look good with fangs. If you really have to sit through these films download the Rifftrax commentary it make them into the best comedies ever made. Weird fact about these films is Martin Sheen plays the leader of the Vampires in these films. In the Underworld films he plays the leader of the Werewolves.
Based on the long-running DC Comics gunslinger, Jonah Hex is about a gunslinger in the old west who becomes a bounty hunter after his family is killed. His face is scared in such a way he is scary to look at too his enemies . Now that I have the basic plot out-of-the-way let’s get into why this movie is not what you were hoping for. They get about 60% of the character wrong. I am not quite sure where the production team got the idea Jonah Hex became a ghost whisper. They really try to drag in the audience of the supernatural with his ability to talk to the dead. It makes for a nice cameo appearance by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. (Who has now appeared in three DC Vertigo comic book movies in 16 months). There are hints at what could have been a good film in their ideas that never quite get followed up on, scenes that could have been amazing – but mostly it’s an endless mess, squashed into the shortest running time possible. I have to commend DC Comics for trying to make something else besides Superman or Batman but this is not the way to do it.
The movie felt a little rushed. They put something together in such a hurry to get from scene to scene before we even got through with what had just occurred. Josh Brolin is the title character; burdened with a facial prosthetic that reduces most of his dialogue to mumbling, Brolin seems to have no feeling for who the character is. Reminds me of Pamela Anderson in Barbed Wire with the way he talks always through his teeth. He goes from grimly boring to silly, and the only reason why his performance isn’t the film’s worst is because Megan Fox in it as well. I don’t mind Fox in this film she makes fantastic eye candy once again. She plays a tough as nails prostitute with a heart of gold who suddenly becomes an obedient wench whenever Jonah Hex walks into the her life. Fox’s character of Lila got seriously mucked up in the course of the re-writes this film was plagued with. Her character really has nothing to do with the film other than to give Jonah a love interest in place of his poor departed wife. John Malkovich, meanwhile, appears to be acting in this movie just for a paycheck. He plays General Turnbull, a Confederate terrorist who killed Hex’s family and scarred his face, wrongly thought dead who now has a set of magical cannonballs with which he’s going to blow up Washington DC. Malkovich barely even tries to give Turnbull a southern accent, and in more than one scene, I can’ tell if he has it or not. He seems a lot like Madonna one minute she was british one minute she was southern. In the final battle between Hex and Turnbull,
There’s the final battle, which takes place on an ironclad. That’s cut in with Megan Fox battling on the same ironclad. Then it’s cut with an imaginary fist fight between Hex and Turnbull, which in turn is cut with yet another series of flashbacks to Hex’s origin. The final fist fight between Hex and Turnbull is crosscut with an imaginary fist fight between Hex and Turnbull. The idea here, introduced into the film earlier, is that when you’re about to die you imagine yourself finishing up your life’s business. WHAT!!!! Hex is actively engaged in a fight with the same guy at the same time. It’s confusing in the worst way. The imaginary duel is given a red psychedelic haze, maybe half way thru making the movie they started working on EA’s Red Dead Redemption a cowboy Grand Theft Auto that just came out a week before this movie. That person should be beaten. Jonah Hex feels like a movie that nobody understood when they made it, that nobody cared about when they edited it, and that nobody even read the comic books that the movie was based on. If they had at least watched That one awesome episode of Batman the Animated series, Where Hex fights Ras Al Goul during a flashback sequence, that would have helped some. It’s the kind of movie that if you never saw a western before you might like it or if you had never seen an action movie in your life. Jonah Hex should hav had more care put into it, not because its such an unknown character, but because we were promised better than Catwoman. Its currently playing the Entertainment Cinema in Leominster MA.