BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Horror fans are well known to be a rather contentious bunch prone to heated arguments. With Halloween on the way, what better time to look at some of the more hotly contested debates?
Several months ago the internet echoed with a collective, “wait, what?” when it learned that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was on board to star in a remake of the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China.
Yet another sci-fi classic is on tap for the remake train, and, after almost a decade of trying to get it off the ground the filmmakers finally have a plan of action. Read on to get the details.
WIth the leaves turning and Halloween approaching, now is the perfect time for watching spooky movies, and one of the scariest of all time is returning to theaters.
When news recently surfaced that the classic, Big Trouble in Little China would soon be getting the reboot treatment with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it seemed a curious project choice. However, one would have thought it would be especially surprising for the original film’s director, John Carpenter. However, his response is filled with devastating dispassion.
It would appear that Big Trouble In Little China is becoming the latest classic John Carpenter movie to get the proposed remake treatment... and it already has one very interesting lead actor getting involved with it.
In news that will equally horrify moviegoers as much as it slightly excites them, a remake to Escape From New York has been ordered. Fox fought hard with several other studios for the rights to the, film and they have now sealed the deal to bring Snake Plissken back to the big screen.
P.J. Soles and John Carpenter weren’t breaking ground with the topless shot in a horror movie. In fact, according to this list by Complex, Soles ranks as No. 3 on a chart of classic horror nudity, topped only by Julianna Guill in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, and Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve in 1983’s The Hunger.
On a scariness scale of 1-10, the average of the group was 5.4, with a high of 7.5 and a low of 2. Hopefully that last person has a weird brother who doesn’t give up, no matter what. “I found it immensely more comical than scary,” said UCLA senior English major Ryan Eclarin. University of South Carolina student Savannah Walker said, “Honestly, it didn’t scare me. I wasn’t startled by any of it.
Copies of John Carpenter’s Halloween are already available on both Blu-ray and DVD, but what makes the 35th Anniversary Edition a little more special is the cover art, which offers an especially creepy illustration by Jay Shaw. For the release, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment worked with cinematographer Dean Cundey on an all-new HD transfer of the film.
After all the body horror, brutal gore, and nightmare-inspiring creature effects, The Thing winds down to a chilling finish. MacReady and his colleague Childs (Keith David) are all that remains of their crew. Having blown up the base in hopes of killing this heinous killer beast, the two — already caked in ice and snow—shiver and essentially await death. But the question lingers—is one of them The Thing?
As much as the Halloween franchise has been dragged around over the years, with too many bad sequels and reboots to keep track of, there's a simple magic to John Carpenter's original film, with Michael Myers stalking Jamie Lee Curtis and everything at its basics. And now moviegoers who weren't around for the original 1978 release will have their chance to experience the horror on the big screen
There are two types of people in the world: people who love John Carpenter's They Live, and godless heathen sissypants commie bastards. That right there is a fact. Those of you who are in the former category will be thrilled to hear that Scream Factory, a spinoff of Shout! Factory focusing on cult-classic movies, has announced a new Blu-ray and DVD special edition of They Live, set to arrive on November 6th.
When deciding whether or not something on the internet is cool, sometimes all you need to do is look at it in terms of its parts. If you have something that's awesome, and you combine it with something else that's awesome, the result is something that is awesome x2. It's a formula that has worked for centuries, and has given us amazing things like popcorn and movies, beer and sports, and peanut butter and jelly.
Still, maybe Hollywood is just going about this all wrong. Making another Thing movie in the same vein as Carpenter's classic can't help but draw comparisons, and most likely suffer from them. So why not take the core concept and explore a different genre? Like, say, a swingin' big band musical? I think it would go...a little something like this...
Among the movies that’ll likely get us into the Halloween spirit this year is The Thing, which from the sound of it, is more of a prequel than a full-blown remake of the popular 1982 John Carpenter horror film. Check out a clip from The Thing ahead!
John Carpenter has long been regarded as a master of horror. His early work reshaped the entire landscape of American horror films and his recent infrequency of film production has been a source of discontent for his fans. He recently broke his film silence with 2010’s The Ward and there is evidence to suggest that he is not yet ready to sneak back into the shadows of semi-retirement.
Snake Plisskin still might try to escape from an updated version of New York City. He just won’t do it for New Line and Warner Bros. The studios have allowed the option on a planned remake of John Carpenter’s grungy, post-apocalyptic, rescue-mission classic drop, according to Deadline, meaning that the options are back up for grabs.
After so many years, you’d think Carpenter would have this down to a science. While he does to a point, he also emphasizes the fluidity necessary when making a film. When it comes to working with a cinematographer, his actors and even burning houses down, an abundance of planning is great, but ultimately, it depends on the situation.
We may need to just trust in John Carpenter’s ability as a filmmaker when it comes to The Ward, rather than basing our opinion on these most recent marketing materials