This says it all.
Ho Ho Fucking Ho, Merry Shitmas (is what any of these uncouth vagabonds would likely say)
Jason Voorhees. Mass serial killer. Genius at Police lineups. You’d never identify this bastard twice in a row. If you thought Michael Myers had a fixation with facial reinvention, then you ain’t seen nothing yet. Jason Voorhees is to horror what Joan Rivers was to TV – a confused attempt to understand how this face can possibly belong to the same person after all these years. As Johnny Carson would say; get the fuck on with it (PS the excellent image above is from Xamoel). Continue reading
From one of the strangest franchises in horror history – parts 1-6 are cannon but not part 3, parts 7-8 are only cannon with parts 1-2, making parts 4, 5, and 6 irrelevant, part 3 isn’t cannon with anything, and there’s two remakes – comes 30 awesome behind the scenes photos featuring fanny packs, sweet hats, Paul Rudd, and a whole lot of soda. Get you synthesisers out; dada, dada, da, da, dada, dada, da, da..,
Dracula the king of the vampires, much like his undead cousin the Zombie, has become an overused and somewhat stale staple of genre cinema. But that doesn’t mean that there’s not at least some good blood to be sucked from the cinematic neck of this most enduring horror icon. Join Deadly Movies as we explore the best incarnations of the lord of darkness. PS that’s a Sesame Street joke in the title.., hello, is this thing on?
Football/Soccer has its fare share of odd looking players, but what World Cup players would slip easily into the world of horror without even the need for prosthetics? By the way I couldn’t resist poor Frank Ribery (who suffered a terrible injuries in a car accident) and the popular Sloth comparison. Sorry. Onwards! Continue reading
Nazis. Can’t live with them.., Can’t live with them. As soon as zombies became a credible way of making money it was only a matter of time before history’s greatest real-life bad guys, and all round assholes, became zombie exploitation fodder. Interestingly, as you’ll see below, as with World War 2, filmmakers from around the world lined up to turn Hitler’s blondes into Romero shufflers. It’s as if for some strange reason everyone enjoys decapitating a Nazi. Odd that.
For Godzilla fans May can’t come around quick enough. But March has bought about an unforeseen treat, a new Godzilla trailer with all new footage. So let’s jump straight into the type of over analysis CNN would be proud of. Btdubs (that’s ‘By The Way’ if you’re over 14 and have a semblance of education) this will only address new footage, for a full analysis of the previous trailer get your skinny white ass here. Onward nerds.., Continue reading
The 80s was a rich breeding ground for horror and sci-fi, for some it was the peak. Undoubtably the decade produced absolute classics when it came to monsters and creatures. With that in mind, just as we did with the Top 5 Monsters of the 1990s, let’s make this tough for ourselves with some house rules: 1) The creature has to be a new film from the decade and not a sequel to a movie from previous decades (so that’s goodbye to Aliens, King Kong, and Godzilla). 2) ‘Monsters’ refers to proper monsters, beast type creatures that offer up something a little different from the normal humanoid-type beings we’re all so used to (so that’s goodbye to Freddy, Jason, Michael et al). 3) I’ll try and avoid animals, both current and extinct (so that’s goodbye giant crocodiles, alligators, sharks, and Cujo!). 4) Let’s get it on.., Continue reading
Between now and May we’re probably not going to see much more in the way of clues and plot from Gareth Edwards (at least we hope not), so let’s get straight into dissecting what we can figure out from the newest full-length Godzilla (2014) trailer.., Continue reading
I feel compelled to write a little something today on the sad passing of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis. I think I’m writing this as a little soul searching for the 10 year old me who would – very literally – watch a VHS copy of Ghostbusters daily. The cassette was a Christmas present from my parents and my first ever PG rated movie, which made me feel particularly grownup. I have no idea how old I would have been that Christmas, but I’d hazard a guess of five or six. I watched that movie so may times that the vinyl cover that holds the paper sleeve in place was sellotaped to the box and the tape itself was heavily scratched and scuffed from over viewing (except for the librarian scene which a skipped over for years).
Anyway, the point is that I watched and studied the faces of Ramis, Aykroyd, and Murray daily. As a child when you are completely unaware of the existence of celebrities and a filmmaking process, all you know are the faces of the people on screen. Later, of course, as I became aware of life outside Ghostbusters I would watch anything with these three in it leading me into the films of their peers; actors like Belushi, Chase, Martin, Moranis, and Candy, and their respective work, and so on. While many creative people contributed to the success and wonderment that is Ghostbusters, it was those repeat viewings, a process impossible to pre-VHS generations, where Ramis, Aykroyd, and Maurray became these unknown familiars to me, and, along with that VHS, I have taken them with me everyday since.
In short Harold Ramis’s body of work as an actor, writer, and director had a great effect personally on millions of people, including me as just one, and we are all eternally grateful and will miss him dearly as fans and distant admirers. I think if we all go out today and eat a 35 foott long Twinkie weighting approximately 600 lbs, Harold would be very happy.
In 28 movies stretching nearly 60 years Godzilla has shown remarkable staying power in pop culture. Neither Japan nor Hollywood have been able to replicate that kind of longevity in sci-fi or horror, in fact, outside of James Bond, in any genre. Just think, Godzilla has more movies to his name than King Kong, Alien, Predator, Jaws, and Jurassic Park combined, with numbers to spare. However, It’s been a wonder, at times, how the King of Monsters ever got this far when you consider some of the entries. So lets take a look at some of the very worst Godzilla incarnations to date (remember to check out Deadly Movies Top 5 Godzilla Suits too here): Continue reading