David-Konow

  • Spend July 4th With Some Of Our Favorite ‘Twilight Zone’ Episodes

    Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Syfy channel will be holding their annual 4th of July ‘Twilight Zone’ marathon, so when I was asked to write about my favorite episodes of ‘The Twilight Zone’, I felt like a musician being asked about his influences. It’s hard to answer because too many examples flood into your head at once, and you wouldn’t know […]

  • B Movie Classics Slated To Be Remade

    Posted Monday, May 13th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Teenage Caveman.’ ‘The Undead.’ ‘War of the Colossal Beast.’ ‘The Day the World Ended.’ These films, and thousands more, were the classic B movies that packed the drive-ins throughout the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Now a number of low budget flicks from yesteryear are slated to be remade for modern audiences, including the previously mentioned titles, […]

  • Inside The Stanley Hotel Horror Film Festival

    Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Horror films don’t get anywhere near the respect they deserve, that’s pretty much a given, so a film festival dedicated to the genre that’s similar to Sundance is a great idea. Especially if it takes place in a haunted hotel. The Stanley Film Festival was held at the Stanley Hotel, located at Estes Park, Colorado. If […]

  • Horror Films That Should Be Remade

    Posted Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    If you’re sick and tired of horror remakes, you’ll probably think I’ve lost my mind writing a story like this. But just hear me out, because here’s the way I see it…There are so many good movies being remade into crap, why not take horror movies that aren’t that great, or have a lot of room […]

  • Can World War Z Be Saved?

    Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    World War Z, the adaptation of the best selling Max Brooks novel, has had troubled buzz for some time now and the new Vanity Fair cover story isn’t helping things. Publications everywhere have jumped all over the behind the scenes stories of what’s gone wrong with what seemed such a sure bet, to the point […]

  • Famous Hammer Films Studio Facing Demolition

    Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4
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    With the economy still in the toilet, it’s tragic when anyone has to lose their home, and now a legendary house of horror in Britain may be meeting the steamroller to make way for luxury houses. As the UK Daily Mail (via Fearnet.) tell us, Bray Studios, where many great Hammer film classics were made, including […]

  • Screenwriting Lessons From Alien Creator Dan O’Bannon

    Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 08:30 pm GMT -4
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    There’s tons of screenwriting books out there, but how many are written by anyone that’s actually been successful in Hollywood? Well now we have Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure from Michael Wiese Productions. O’Bannon, who passed away in 2009, was the screenwriter of ‘Alien’, ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead’, and this […]

  • Michael Bay Apologizes For ‘Armageddon’ Fifteen Years Too Late

    Posted Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Michael Bay’s ‘Armageddon’ was a big line in the sand for me. After two and a half hours of my life were completely wasted sitting through it, I swore to myself I would never sit through another movie that bad again. So now in addition to apologizing for calling out Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ […]

  • ‘Iron Man 3′ To Get a 4D Release in Japan

    Posted Monday, April 22nd, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    No, 4D is not a joke, although it certainly sounds like something out of a Mel Brooks comedy…4D is a theater system where scents are piped into the theater, giving the movie an added dimension of smell. This has been going on in overseas theaters for years now, and now TGDaily tells us that Iron […]

  • Richard LeParmentier R.I.P.: The Man Who Defied Darth Vader

    Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2013 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    It’s one of the most memorable scenes in ‘Star Wars.’ One of Darth Vader’s minions, Admiral Motti, dares to mouth off to the boss and he gets choked out. While Motti didn’t die after Vader punished his “lack of faith,” he certainly kept his mouth shut after that. The scene also did a great job […]

  • The Firefly Jayne Hat Controversy

    Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 07:03 pm GMT -4
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    It’s remarkable the following ‘Firefly‘ still has, especially considering the show only lasted 14 episodes. When Joss Whedon tried to resurrect it in the form of the movie ‘Serenity’, it also tanked, but the Browncoat army of fans is stronger than ever, and many still hope that Whedon will return to Firefly again some day. So […]

  • Eli Roth Welcomes You To ‘Hemlock Grove’ In New Red Band Trailer

    Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Entertainment Weekly calls it “seriously not safe for work,” and it’s got a red band trailer for “Mild Fornication, Fellatio, Heavy Cocaine Use, Lesbian Necrophilia, and Violent Hemorrhaging.” Alright, sounds like my kind of show! What is this upcoming show with all this and more? Eli Roth’s ‘Hemlock Grove’. It’s been a while since we’ve […]

  • ‘Carrie’ Remake Reactions

    Posted Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    The remake of ‘Carrie’, which is due on October 18, has been getting a lot of buzz lately because the full length trailer is now out in the world, and it’s certainly gotten mixed reactions, and I’m certainly no exception. I have to admit, I’m biased because I’m not thrilled about all my favorite horror […]

  • R.I.P. Richard Brooker 1954-2013

    Posted Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    If the name Richard Brooker doesn’t ring a bell, you certainly know him by the mask he wore, a hockey mask specifically. Brooker was Jason Voorhees in ‘Friday the 13th Part 3D’, where the big lug finally found his look with the hockey mask, an object which has become a mad slasher staple ever since. […]

  • Returning to Jurassic Park

    Posted Monday, April 8th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Believe it or not, it’s been twenty years since Jurassic Park came out, and now it’s back in 3D. Where I often wonder how well a lot of movies hold up today, judging by the press reports I’ve been seeing, Steven Spielberg’s dino epic is still great fun, even if Vulture wrote it had “aging […]