Movies/TV

Cormans World on DVD & Blu-Ray March 27

Anchor Bay Films proudly announces the March 27th Blu-ray™ and DVD release of one of the best reviewed films of 2011: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. Fresh from its theatrical release – where it received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, The Village Voice and more – Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel presents a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the past 60 years.

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Bates Motel series in the works

The Hollywood Reporter has posted info about Bates Motel a potential series from Universal Television for A&E that would serve as a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 classic Psycho. The series would offer an understanding into how Norman Bates' psyche developed and would tell the back story of the film's killer, learning of how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged him, transforming him into serial-killing motel owner. Anthony Perkins played Norman in the film. Anthony Cipriano penned the script.

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Camel Spiders coming from Anchor Bay

To science, they are known as “solifugae.” They can grow up to one foot in length. Stories about these seemingly mythic creatures started surfacing when U.S. soldiers encountered them in the first Gulf War. Google™ “camel spiders” and for anyone with even a hint of arachnophobia, you’ll find videos and pictures of an eight-legged, true life nightmare. Thank goodness they’re thousands of miles away…or are they? From master creature feature maker Roger Corman comes a spine-chilling tale about the ultimate skin-crawlers: Camel Spiders! Starring Brian Krause (Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer, “Charmed,” Sleepwalkers), GiGi Ernata (Risen, Crossed) and C. Thomas Howell, (The Outsiders, The Hitcher, The Amazing Spider-Man), Camel Spiders crawls its way onto DVD and Blu-ray™ March 27, 2012. SRP is $19.98 for the DVD, and $24.99 for the Blu-ray™, with a pre-book date of February 29th. During a routine desert patrol, an U.S. Military unit head by Captain Sturges (Krause) is ambushed by insurgents. Just when they seemed to be outgunned, the attack suddenly stops…and their would-be assassins are dragged off by what a native liaison calls “the devils of the sand.” Wounded in the battle, Sturges earns a ticket back home to the more hospitable deserts of the Southwestern United States. Bringing back one of his fallen comrades, Sturges doesn’t realize that a couple of camel spiders stowed away and now have access to an environment where they can breed at an exponential rate, freely hunting for prey and unafraid of any predator – including man. No place is safe, no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures.

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The Innkeepers review

The Yankee Pedlar Inn has been open for over one hundred years, but due to the economy, the inn’s about to close for good. During its last weekend, the owner leaves for a vacation, leaving his two employees, Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) to run the hotel. Both Luke, a college drop-out, and Claire have little purpose in their lives and aren’t sure what they’ll be doing to pay their rent once the weekend is over. However, they’re determined to capture proof that the inn, long rumored to be haunted, is being visited by the ghost of Madeline O’Malley, a woman who killed herself in one of the guest rooms over a hundred years ago after being left at the alter. The two employees are joined by the last three guests at the inn, one of which is Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis), a former actress turned spiritual advisor, aka psychic.

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Cast Announced for The Devil’s Carnival

Darren Lynn Bousman’s greatly anticipated, The Devil’s Carnival, now has some cast members attached to the project. Terrance Zdunich, as well as Repo! stars Alexa Vega, Ogre (from Skinny Puppy) and Paul Sorvino, are all reportedly on board with the film. Previously announced are Taryn Manning, Bill Moseley and Briana Evigan. Bousman,whose known for Repo!, Mother’s Day, Saw II-IV finishes production today on the 45-minute experimental short about a carnival run by the devil.

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Rejected Godzilla Concept Art

G-Fan magazine has revealed a piece of concept art for Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla that shows one rejected design.  

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Troma Entertainment acquires The Taint

Troma Entertainment has acquired the worldwide rights for Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson's The Taint. The water is tainted. THE TAINT poisons the minds of men. It turns them into raging misogynists: monsters who want nothing more than to KILL WOMEN. When society is transformed into a land of sadistic violence and horrible brutality, it is up to Phil OʼGinny and his female friend, Misandra, to combat the horrible evil that is “THE TAINT”. THE TAINT is an intellectual experience. It is an violent and misogynistic film about violence, misogyny, and entertainment. It features sadistic violence, gratuitous sexual content, and scenes of spellbinding dramatic interest. It also contains more cock explosions than any other movie ever. THE TAINT was directed by Drew Bolduc (creator of THE GODENING!) and Dan Nelson.

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New Photo from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

A new image from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has been released. Frankenweenie’s voice cast includes: Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau and more.

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Blade the Animated Series Episode 1 Recap

On Friday January 13th, G4 TV premiered Blade the Animated Series. The episode opens with Blade in Japan, where we get the back story of Blade’s mother being bitten by Deacon Frost while she was pregnant, imbuing her unborn son with vampire strength and a thirst for blood, but without the vulnerability to sunlight.

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Rob Zombie Releases New Photo from Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie has released a first look at Sid Haig’s charcter in “The Lords of Salem” via his Facebook. Haig, as you probably are familiar, played Captain Spaulding for Zombie in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. No other details were given about his character in the film, but judging by past performances, it will certainly be memorable. 

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