In advance of April 23rd, 2011, debut of Syfy Original Film Roadkill, Dread Central had an opportunity to chat with screenwriter Rick Suvalle about his approach to this project and how he managed to make it slightly different than the average Syfy Original entry.
I don't think it's possible for anyone to want an actual good Godzilla flick more than we do here at Dread Central. Big G is close to all of our hearts and when news broke that another American one was on the way our hopes kind of sunk weighed down by memories of giant iguana chickens and bad New York accents. Then a glimmer of optimism appeared in the form of director Gareth Edwards.
Though giant monsters stomping Japan has long been a staple of creature features, none of the fictitious destruction has ever emulated the true horrors and tragedy that the Japanese people have faced over the last few days. A massive earthquake. A deadly and destructive tsunami. An impending nuclear crisis. Horrendous weather. It seems as if the universe has aligned to wipe them off the map.
Now that things are moving full speed ahead on Pacific Rim for Legendary Pictures, the first details for exactly what to expect from del Toro's next flick have surfaced online. Tread softly, folks; there be spoilers ahead. As per News in Film:
It's that time of year again: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for its 37th Annual Saturn Awards. From the Press Release:
While most of you are still waiting to see his long time coming flick The Hole 3D here in the States, director Joe Dante is already off prepping his next project and getting ready to show his fans a hefty amount of Monster Love.
On February 13th at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will be honouring Sir Christopher Lee, one of the horror genre's most beloved icons, with its Academy Fellowship. “It’s a very unexpected but very great honour to find myself in such distinguished company to receive the fellowship", said Lee of the award.
One look at the trailer for this new Indonesian monster movie called Beach Creature (or Jenglot Pantai Selatan if you're Indonesian) and you'll quickly realize Piranha 3D is proving far more influential than any of us have yet realized. Lots of scantily clad women and an aquatic monster wreaking gory havoc - looks like fun to me.
One of my favorite films of last year was Gareth Edwards' Monsters. Part sci-fi epic, part intricate character study, the film blew me away from beginning to end. With its home release this week, I was excited to have the opportunity to catch up with Edwards again during his press rounds.
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy Directed by Gareth Edwards
And the goodies just keep on coming for Padraig Reynolds' indie flick Rites of Spring. The official site is now home to lots of stuff to get you excited and we've got a taste for you right here!
Post production is moving along nicely for Patrick Rea's upcoming sophomore feature, Nailbiter, as evidenced by the third teaser trailer to be released for the film. Nailbiter tells the story of a mother and three daughters who get caught in a Kansas tornado and are forced to take shelter in a storm cellar. They become trapped and discover they are not alone.
Ah, monster movies. So close to our hearts. So dear to our souls. In a world dominated by ghost stories, vampires, and slasher flicks, it's great to revisit the sub-genre of vicious beasts who have delivered so many screams. Hopefully that's exactly what we'll get with Padraig Reynolds' indie flick Rites of Spring.