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Alien, Hunter, Omega; Oh My!

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Asylum is OmegaEarly last month I reported on how The Asylum was working on I Am Omega, one of their signature mockbusters, this piggybacking off of the upcoming megabudget Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend (“Dcascos is Omega” – August 2007). The Asylum’s version has Mark “So it has come to this?” Dacascos as the last man on Earth having to deal with what appear to be pig-faced zombies.

Now Asylum now has a trailer up for I Am Omega, due to hit DVD shelves on November 20th, and I’m just going to cross my fingers and hope for the best because I’m a fan of Dacascos. Now usually The Asylum tries to coincide the release dates of their mockbusters to coincide with the release of the big screen film they’re riding the coattails of, but that’s not quite the case here since I Am Legend doesn’t open until December 14th.

That might be because The Asylum probably has another new copycat slotted for their December release slot: Alien vs. Hunter. Seriously! I’m not joking! They really have an Alien vs. Predator clone in post-production as we speak titled Alien vs. Hunter. The film has to do with a group of humans caught in the crossfire between an intergalactic hunter and his alien prey. Two of those humans caught up in the intergalactic mayhem happen to be Dedee Pfeiffer (There’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time) and “The Greatest American Hero” himself, William Katt. Rest assured I will bring you more details on this one when they become available.

Next month’s offering from The Asylum will be a sequel of sorts to their mockbuster of last year’s remake of The Omen that they called 666: The Child. Due October 16th, 666: The Beast deals with the now adult Antichrist being primed to fulfill his destiny, which as anyone who is familiar with the Book of Revelation knows is to ultimately lose. That part always seems to get glossed over in these films for some reason. It’s like the Antichrist keeps reading everything except the last few pages of that chapter of the Bible. A trailer for 666: The Beast is also now up on The Asylum’s website. Having viewed it I do believe it gives new meaning to the phrase “shout at the devil”.

And give credit where it’s due to The Asylum for planning ahead; with films like 10,000 B.C., the new Indiana Jones movie, and the remake of Death Race 2000 on the way in the next year, they’ve already got upcoming projects listed on their website with names like Prehistoric, King Solomon’s Mines, and Death Racing. Wow, Death Racing … They’re not even trying to be creative with the title of that one.

Now what are Air Force, Merlin and the War of the Dragons supposed to be ripping off, I wonder? Hmmm…

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Danny Trejo FINALLY Gives Update on Machete Kills Again… in Space!

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Back in 2010, director Robert Rodriguez unleashed Machete, his cheesy action extravaganza starring Danny Trejo as a Mexican vigilante seeking revenge on those who had double-crossed him. Based on a “fake” trailer promoted during Grindhouse, the film managed to attract an all-star cast consisting of Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, and Robert De Niro.

Having fared decently at the box office, a sequel, Machete Kills, was released in 2013. Sporting another unbelievable cast with Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga… Machete Kills was a riot! My personal opinion: I love Machete, but the sequel scores a few higher points in my book; watching the film on the big screen was one of my all-time favorite theatre-going experiences.

Attached at the opening and end of the film was a teaser for the supposedly upcoming film Machete Kills Again… in Space. This trailer took the cheese factor to the next level, promising the return of Lady Gaga while insinuating that Justin Bieber would star as Bleep, an obvious spoof of Star Wars‘ C-3PO. Also featured was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio! Touted as the Man in the Silver Mask, DiCaprio would supposedly take over the role previously played by Mel Gibson (although this bit of casting notice includes the subtext: “actor subject to change”… hopefully not!!!)

It’s been over four years since we were treated with this trailer and Machete Kills Again… in Space hasn’t graced our screens yet. But according to Danny Trejo, there is still hope!

While promoting Dead Again in Tombstone in a recent Facebook Live Q&A, the From Dusk Till Dawn actor revealed, “We’re waiting. I’ve already talked to Robert [Rodriguez]. He says, ‘Yeah, I’m putting it together. Let’s start writing it.’ So I talked to Mel Gibson. I said, ‘Mel, hey, come on, let’s talk. Let’s do Machete Kills in Space.’ Mel goes, ‘I’m in. I’m ready. Tell Robert.’ So we’re gonna do it.”

Better hurry up! With the recent influx in all things Star Wars, there is simply no better time to send up that material than now.

News of the film has been slim since April 2015, when Trejo implied that shooting would begin later that year. In the time since, Rodriguez has become busy with the launch of his El Rey Network, as well as the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel; not to mention, a number of projects lined up including a remake of Escape from New York… but here’s to hoping he still plans on sending Machete into space! And soon!

Back in 2015, Michelle Rodriguez was also quizzed about the film’s future, stating: “Just out of knowing Robert, I’m sure that if it was insinuated, that possibility looms. I don’t know when. But for sure. I think that he would not leave that door open if he didn’t plan on using it.”

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The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower Raises a Baby Frankenstein

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Kichy-Kichy-Koo! Baby Frankenstein is ready to begin his reign of tot-sized terror, and this stitched up little scamp ain’t playing around! Read on for the first poster and trailer.

Directed by Jon YonKondy, Baby Frankenstein stars Andre Gower (The Monster Squad), Eileen Rosen (Blue Valentine), Patrick McCartney (Elf), Mason Carver (Outpost Earth), Ian Barling, T. J. Rotell, and Rance Nix as Baby Frankenstein.

Synopsis:
The story of Lance and his unlikely friendship with a self-aware, pint-sized automaton. When a listless young man decides to protect his discovery of a lifetime from his mother’s demented boyfriend, he must decide how far he will go to save this “little dude” from capture.

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Another Kaiju Lets Out a Howl from Beyond the Fog

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About 10 years ago a daikaiju short film from director Daisuke Sato based off of Ray Bradbury’s short story The Fog Horn was discovered, and monster fans rejoiced! Now Sato is back with a sequel, and we have your first look!

Prepare yourselves for Howl from Beyond the Fog!

The flick features the same creature, Nebula, from the 2007 short, and for this go-around Sato has brought along legendary SPFX master Keizo Murase plus some amazing puppet/miniature fx!!

Check out the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video below.

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