Nature Runs Amok
The greatest tipmaster in horror, Avery G, was at it again this week, giving Dread Central a heads up on a brand new project by artist Nick Stathopoulos that channels Audrey II and The Thing. Get your Round-Up ready; your gardens will never be the same after It Grows.
If the big studios can be all about remaking classics, then why can’t b-movie makers remake classic bad movies? That seems to be Jim Wynorski’s newest niche. The Chopping Mall director has already wrapped a remake of the 1959 creature feature The Giant Gila Monster, and now he’s revealed plans to remake something even more dubious: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
Usually when you think about death by killer bees, you envision people getting stung to death. In the atmospheric horror short The Nest, a rancher must fight to survive when a swarm of over-sized flesh-eating bees escape from a beekeeper who depends on their honey to keep her diner in business. Man-eating bees might sound like the premise for a Syfy flick, but judging by the trailer, this short is creepier and more atmospheric than you would expect.
What motion picture could possibly be so epic it would require the combined directorial talents of the director of Hellbound: Hellraiser II and the director of Chopping Mall? Would you believe a remake of the 1959 bad movie classic The Giant Gila Monster?
If slashers and monsters can have their own "versus" movies, then why can’t natural disasters duke it out? Finally, at long last, we will get the answer to the burning question as to who would win in a battle between an earthquake and a tsunami. In this case the tagline of “whoever wins, we lose” will truly be apropos like never before.
What you are about to listen to – should you dare to listen to it – is not a Dinner For Fiends podcast. This is a DFF that turned into a Foycast that turned into obscenity-laden chaos. You will hear what happens when absolutely everything goes wrong. And you will hear what happens when Uncle Creepy is terrorized by a raven at his window.
You may know Andrej Bartowiak as the director of Doom, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. I was actually excited about his new killer crocodile flick Beneath the Deep until I wrote that first sentence.
Creepy ... crawly ... creepy ... crawly ... creepycreepycrawlycrawly, creepycreepycrawlycrawly ... Certainly no one every musically expressed humanity's inherent fear of the creepy crawlies better than The Who in the 1966 John Entwistle-penned song "Boris the Spider". This number was an ode to one particular ill-fated spider, but it smartly illustrated the strange, seemingly inborn fear the majority of us have of bugs ... yuck!
Films like Lake Placid, Primeval, Rogue, Black Water, Supercroc, and who the hell knows how many Syfy movies might have you believe that giant monster crocodiles are just the stuff of b-movies. Tell that to the Philippines, where they just captured a 21-foot, 1-ton crocodile.
Never mind the water ... get the hell off of the beach! Is nowhere safe anymore?!? Director Mark Atkins is now in production on a very toothy little film called Sand Sharks and we've got all the info for you in terms of what to expect below!
The WTF Friday Video of the Week comes early this week, and believe me when I tell you this video will have you uttering that three-letter acronym. The Amazing Bulk is not a new Asylum mockbuster. It is... It is... You just have to watch it with your own eyes and then spend the next hour convincing yourself what you just saw was real.
You know what we have outside our windows here at the Dread Central offices? Civilization. That's what. We've seen way too many movies where things have gone horribly awry because vacationers thought it would be cool to camp out in the middle of nowhere, and there's another one coming our way!
Pop up your popcorn and pull up a chair because in three weeks Syfy is going to present the epic clash between oversized amphibious titans when they world premiere Jim Wynorski’s Dinocroc vs. Supergator.
A couple of news bites came out of Adam Green's camp today. The first is that his upcoming chiller Frozen has gotten itself a rating, and secondly a teaser image for Hatchet 2 has made its way online. Interesting.
Starring Michael Pare, Jerri Manthey, Michelle Borth, Renee Talbert, Jay Richardson, Ted Monte, Glori-Anne Gilbert Directed by Jay Richardson (AKA Jim Wynorski)