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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Killer Klowns From Outer Space as a trilogy!!

Killer Klowns From Outer Space back as a trilogy? I say YESS!!!

Bloody-disgusting reports:
"The Chiodo Brothers, the key creative forces behind 1988 gem Killer Klowns from Outer Space, have made no secret of the fact that they're incredibly hungry to bring the Klowns back for more wacky fun, and it seems that every couple years they provide us with an update. Granted, the update is usually of the "not much is happening with this" variety, but when the brothers Chiodo talk Klowns, we listen. What's the latest update? Well, it's not all that much different from the last one, unfortunately.

Speaking with The Odd Podcast this week, Stephen Chiodo once again expressed his desire to bring the Klowns to the small screen in the form of a brand new trilogy that would serve as both a remake and a sequel. As he described back in March of this year, he's calling the ambitious project a "requel."

But what's the status on all that? Chiodo explains:

There's nothing coming out that you could guarantee. Look, Hollywood is a very fickle industry. We've been working on a sequel since the day after we made [Killer Klowns from Outer Space]. I mean we have tons of ideas on different directions we can take it. There's been a lot of legal issues, a lot of financial difficulties. We've had deals people presented us with that we weren't really interested in. There is something that's going to happen. We are currently working on something. But it doesn't mean that it's coming out next week.

He also elaborated on the concept being played with:

We want to take some of the characters we had in the original film and do a new film that has new characters having their little adventures with Klowns, but also revisit some of the people we've seen in the past. Instead of a theatrical release, we're thinking of going to television. We've got this great idea. Sort of like a trilogy in four parts, with the original film being the first, and then we have an idea for a trilogy that would just be a long-ranging series that follows new characters as they battle Klowns, but then we also see Mike Tobacco pop up. And then we see Debbie Stone. And then we see Dave the cop. We've got it all written out. It's a fantastic concept.

At the moment, Chiodo says that the ball is in MGM's court, and that he and the brothers are looking for a writer to come on board and help them flesh out their ideas, so that they have something tangible to present the studio with. For now, their lofty ideas for the franchise are sitting in a drawer and dancing around in their heads."


Monday, October 17, 2016

R.I.P. Ted V Mikels

Farewell brother, you've been a guide to all horror indie filmmakers.
Thanks for everything you brought to the horror and exploitation genre!

Thru a friend actor, I've been lucky enough to contribute a small segment to his anthology film Paranormal Extreme: Text Messages From The Dead.

"During his grade school years, he was an amateur photographer who developed his own film in his bathtub. While in 8th grade, he was awarded his first acting role in a film that was to star William Powell, but World War II forced the cancellation of the production. By the age of 15, he was a regular stage performer and developed an interest in filmmaking when he attempted to shoot his performances.In 2008, he said, "I figured out that you have to move the camera around to get different angles, and then you have to edit the film when you're done."

In the 1950s, Mikels moved to Bend, Oregon, joined the Bend Community Players little theater group, and founded his own film production company. Soon, he began producing both educational documentaries, and short dramatic features. Additionally, as horseman, archery expert, Indian, and stuntman, he contributed to the production of several Hollywood films made in Central Oregon. Notably, during on location filming of The Indian Fighter, he taught studio special effects crews a technique for making flaming arrows appear authentic. Before leaving Oregon in the early 1960s, Mikels wrote and directed his first feature-length film in 1963 entitled Strike Me Deadly.

In 1993, Mikels began running run TVM Studios, a film and video production studio based in Las Vegas, Nevada. On August 28, 2005, he was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Nevada Lieutenant Governor Lorraine T. Hunt on the day of screening of his then-latest film, Heart of a Boy, which was the only G-rated film of his career. The certificate was awarded to Mikels for his contributions to the filmmaking industry.

In 2010, Mikels released the third installment in his Astro-Zombies franchise, Astro-Zombies M3: Cloned, followed two years later by Astro-Zombies M4: Invaders from Cyberspace. Both were produced by TVM Global Entertainment in association with Blue Heron International Pictures, and distributed by Alpha New Cinema. »


2016 The Corpse Grinders
2015 Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead
2013 Our Forever Friends
2012 The Corpse Grinders 3
2012 Astro Zombies: M4 - Invaders from Cyberspace
2010 Astro Zombies: M3 - Cloned
2009 Demon Haunt
2008 The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels
2006 Heart of a Boy 
2004 Mark of the Astro-Zombies
2004 Cauldron: Baptism of Blood
2003 I Chimera
2000 The Corpse Grinders 2
1997 Apartheid Slave-Women's Justice
1991 Mission: Killfast
1987 Angel of Vengeance
1982 Ten Violent Women
1982 The Aftermath
1979 Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident
1977 The Worm Eaters 
1977 Alex Joseph and His Wives
1973 The Doll Squad
1973 Blood Orgy of the She-Devils
1972 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things 
1971 The Corpse Grinders 
1968 The Astro-Zombies
1968 Girl in Gold Boots
1966 The Black Klansman
1965 One Shocking Moment
1964 Dr. Sex
1963 Strike Me Deadly

Friday, October 14, 2016

Shark Breaks Into A Diver's Cage

Tourist diver Ming is one lucky guy, as a shark broke into his cage...!

We're gonna need a bigger cage.

Like sharks? How about a Jaws screening in the water?

Monday, September 26, 2016

R.I.P. Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore.

R.I.P. HG Lewis.
You will be greatly missed.

Thank you for everything!

Bloody Disgusting reports:

"It’s with a heavy heart that we report the death of Herschell Gordon Lewis, the “Godfather of Gore”, who passed away at the age of 87. No reason for his passing has yet been released but we’ll update as more information comes in. The announcement was broken by Something Weird Video.

Lewis is the man responsible for such films as Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, A Taste of Blood, The Gruesome Twosome, Scum of the Earth!, and She-Devils on Wheels, which is only a few of the titles he worked on. Lewis took an extended hiatus from directing after 1972’s The Gore Gore Girls only to return for 2002’s Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat, the sequel to the 1963 film that is widely considered to be the first splatter film.

Herschell Gordon Lewis was one of Bloody-Disgusting’s first interviews, conducted in 2002. You can read it here.

We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lewis. We also want to send our deepest gratitude to a director whose films were the foundation and inspiration for countless filmmakers since.

Rest in peace, Mr. Lewis."

Original Bloody-Dusgusting Post

New Metallica Video Posted! Moth Into Flame

Killer stuff!

Metallica's newest video is now available:

Watch it HERE!!

Also available:
HARD WIRED music video

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fan Of Iron Maiden? Fan Enough To Like Maiden's Lamp Post Official Page?

If you're fan of Iron Maiden, make sure you become fan of the legendary lamp post that influenced cover artist Derek Riggs for Maiden's first album cover!


Inside Ed Force One - Iron Maiden's spectacular tour plane!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road prequel said to be on the way!!

Wicked news!! But I hope they won't forget about that flamethrower guitarist

"Reports in Australia's Herald Sun suggest Theron and director George Miller may return for film that will focus on Furiosa's backstory.

A followup to Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller's surprise commercial and critical hit, is in the works, according to unconfirmed reports.

According to the Australian Herald Sun, the untitled prequel "will be filmed in and around Broken Hill", an area in New South Wales, and that shooting "could start as soon as later this year". The script is said to focus on the backstory of Furiosa, played by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron.

The enormous success of 2015's Fury Road has meant there is a keen appetite for another movie. At February's Oscars, the film walked away with six awards (the best result of the night) and took $378m worldwide.

In January, Miller spoke of his eagerness to explore Theron's character further, but said he was keen to tackle a smaller-scale project before returning to the vast canvas of Mad Max.

Theron has spoken of the challenges of the extended shoot in Africa. If the reports are correct and the film's events will unfold before she teams up with the titular character, then she will not have to work with Tom Hardy, with whom she apparently did not get along."

Source: The Guardian

#Writer Runs Into Burning Home To Save His Work

I must say I'd probably do the same for my artwork.

"NEW ORLEANS — Avoiding a nasty real-life plot twist, a writer dashed past firefighters into a burning New Orleans house to rescue two completed novels stored on his laptop.

Thirty-five-year-old Gideon Hodge told The New Orleans Advocate that he didn't hesitate to rush into the burning multifamily house Thursday morning to grab the computer. He made it out safely with the laptop as firefighters battled the stubborn blaze.

The fire had spread to the house where Hodge lived from an empty, single-family house next door, where firefighters believe it started. Dozens of firefighters responded to the stubborn three-alarm blaze. A huge column of black smoke was visible for miles. Occupants of the second house escaped safely. No injuries were reported."

New York Post article:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Spectacular Raw Footage From Mad Max Fury Road!!

No special effects.
No image processing.
This is a compilation reel of raw footage, some shots from Mad Max: Fury Road. As real as it gets.

Hope you got an airbag!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Comic book readers still prefer print over digital - USA Today reports

USA Today article!

"...Although digital has forced publishers of books and newspapers to reduce their print runs, the comic book industry remains largely unaffected by the emerging technology..."


"WILMINGTON, Del. — Brent Williams is a hardcore comic book collector.

The Wilmington resident will purchase multiple versions of the same book, hunting for issues with variant covers, industry slang for one book with multiple covers. Some of the rarer covers become valuable collectors items.

Despite his passion for reading the latest releases from Marvel, DC and other comic publishers, Williams has eschewed the immediacy and convenience of reading his books on a digital device such as a tablet, iPhone or even laptop. Instead, he will make the weekly drive to his local store, The Comic Book Shop in Brandywine Hundred, to add print copies to his already massive collection.

"I will always go to the comic book shop until my legs give out," Williams said Thursday, as he was rummaging through back issue bins at the store. "Even after that, I'll find a way to get to a comic shop."

Williams' prefers comic books shops over digital downloads because store owners can recommend books he might like, he can discuss the latest developments with other fans and the print issues he purchases have collectors value, something that is lacking in their digital counterparts.

"There is a huge benefit to coming to comic book shops," he said."

Read the full USA Today story here!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Phantasm V: Ravager. This October. Booooy....

It's finally coming!
This October:
Phantasm V!
The long-awaited fifth and final entry in Don Coscarelli's
classic horror Phantasm film series is coming soon.
Starring Reggie Bannister, Michael Baldwin and, yes, Angus Scrimm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

E-Books Are No Match for Printed Books

E-Books Are No Match for Printed Books

With smartphones, tablets and e-readers reaching mass adoption over the past few years, many have predicted that printed books would soon become a thing of the past. And while it's true that people use their electronic devices to read, they still rely heavily on ink and paper when it comes to reading books.

According to a new report on book reading published by the Pew Research Center, not only did 73 percent of U.S. adults read a book in the past 12 months, but the vast majority did so using actual ink on paper. Compare the 65 percent of Americans who read a print book to the 28 percent who read an e-book during the same period and it becomes pretty clear that, as of now, most readers don't see e-books as a replacement for printed books but rather as a complement. People may grab an e-reader when they head to the beach or commute to work, but as far as actual books go, there's nothing like the real thing.

Statista report: