Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
At the Midnight Madness blog, the Gutter’s own Carol Borden interviews Don Coscarelli about adaptation, Godzilla and John Dies At The End.
Trailers for movies playing at ActionFest 2012: Solomon Kane; Manborg; Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines; The Raid; True Romance; Wu Xia; Dragon Eyes; Let The Bullets Fly; A Gang Story; The Lost Bladesman; God Bless America; Goon; The Aggression Scale; The Day; Headhunters; Transit; Sinners and Saints; Bad Ass; The Wild Bunch [...]
Bubba Nosferatu continues rising from the grave. Ron Perlman says so on Fangoria Radio.
“Totally Free Stories by Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale.” (In case, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Drive-In and Incident On and Off A Mountain Road weren’t enough).
In 1977, the most powerful band on earth was KISS with their pyrotechnics, monster boots and the largest army a band had ever fielded, the KISS Army, fully prepared to rock and roll all nite, party every day and read comics in between. Marvel had their ever-lovin’ fingers on the pulse of the youth and [...]
Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires has risen from the grave with Ron Perlman taking over as Elvis. Or at least it’s a little closer to risen than it was. The official site’s here. Taste the blood of Bubba Nosferatu! (Yeah, I like Hammer Horror titles).
Looks like no sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep. Bruce Campbell is bowing out of Bubba Nosferatu to avoid wrecking his friendship with director Don Coscarelli. Damn it, I was looking forward to Paul Giamatti’s Col. Tom Parker, too. (Thanks, Colin!)
It’s funny. I knew today was the anniversary of Elvis’ death. I didn’t realize it was the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ long black limousine sliding into the beyond. A good hunk of his afterlife has been in comics. Let us take a moment of silence for the man from Tupelo.