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Tanit Phoenix on the Vamps of Lost Boys 3: The Thirst





Tanit Phoenix On the Vamps of Lost Boys 3: The ThirstIn case you've been wondering how watered down the vampires of Lost Boys 3: The Thirst might be given the popularity of Twilight and its ilk, recent comments by Tanit Phoenix, one of the film's co-stars, should put your fears to rest.

In an interview with Moviehole, the gorgeous South African model turned actress had this to say: "What I found very interesting about the Lost Boys script was that it showcases vampires how they really are, blood-sucking and evil, which somewhat dances around the fact that 'Twilight' made their vampires seem beautiful, but they really are not."

As for working with Corey Feldman, who is reprising his role as vampire hunter Edgar Frog in the film, Phoenix opined, "Corey is very sweet. He takes his work seriously. But he is just a big kid!" When asked if maybe her character, Gwen Lieber, a wealthy vampire-romance novelist, ends up a little bruised and battered in her dealings with Frog, she laughed and said, "I wanted to play a bad girl, and I finally got my chance, [but] the most physical I got was getting into skimpy outfits." That should make a lot of people happy!

For more on Tanit's take on Lost Boys 3: The Thirst as well as her experiences with Luke Goss and Sean Bean in Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, be sure to hit up the above link for the entire interview.

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James Coker's picture

well come on FireRam Horror always goes through a "SOFT" Period so it's going to happen again, The only thing i hope for is that the horror films that won't be "Soft" will probrably go Unnoticed by "New" horror fans but to us old one it will a prestige underground...again like the early pre-Scream 90's


Submitted by James Coker on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 3:47pm.
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Scary but Valid Point? about pre-Scream 90's Horror films or that horror films are probrably going back to goreless bad scream like knockoffs again? Which one FireRam?


Submitted by James Coker on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 3:17pm.
FireRam's picture

---------------> "And Terminal I am DREADING the day all Horror goes back to goreless self-parody slasher films with bad tv actors in them....oh it's coming"

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 3:19pm.
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Most def FireRam. It's all cyclical like fashion. Horror is big and gory, goes out of style for a while, disappears, comes back tame, and bursts with blood all over again in a new form.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 9:50pm.
FireRam's picture

I must have put the reply on the wrong page. His comment is on the other page. I'm a fuck up.

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:11pm.
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I have to give credit for that statement to James Coker Terminal. He stated that in an earlier comment,and I copied and pasted that in agreement to show that was the excerpt I was in agreement to. Just want to give the original commentator due credit for his statement.

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 10:27pm.
Terminal's picture

I are confused now.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 10:46pm.
James Coker's picture

come on guys, don't rub the atttention part in....But ya, that's what I'm Basically saying about the 90's...before scream, Horror movies were a unpopular but prestige underground, they were out of style but the horror films that were there were pretty good...Then Scream came....And Terminal I am DREADING the day all Horror goes back to goreless self-parody slasher films with bad tv actors in them....oh it's coming


Submitted by James Coker on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:58pm.
FireRam's picture

LOL. Just playing around!! All in good fun.
You have a scary,but valid point there.

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 3:13pm.
James Coker's picture

did anybody noticed what i wrote about early 90's horror films....I know I'm kinda being an attention whore here


Submitted by James Coker on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 1:12am.
Floydian Trip's picture

I can't find it.

To Fireram, I enjoyed several of the 90's movies you mentioned but I wonder how many DVD's of the typical horror film in those days had the word "hip" quoted from a review and printed on the cover.

Someone said horror movies weren't popular in the 90's? I think that's when they started gaining popularity with the mainstream masses beginning with Scream and now I think there's too many people who like horror and for all the wrong reasons.

Also, is horror really cyclical or is it a product of its time. The Vietnam War and Kent State Massacre and the overall turbulent times of the late 60's and 70's are what inspired guys like Romero and Hooper. To me times are darker right now than they ever have been in my life and these torture films are just a product of the way the world is right now isn't it?


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:15pm.
FireRam's picture

To Floydian, I didn't mention any 90's movies. You might be referring to James Coker,look up a little,you'll see,he wants to know if you read about them.
Happy Memorial Day!!

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 1:57pm.
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I'd say FPP movies are a product of our time and reflective of our culture.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:54pm.
Terminal's picture

James I agree with your assessment. Like horror always was and should be, it was reduced to being underground in the nineties. It was out of style and what was out there was more classy horror like Dust Devil, but there was that cycle again of the horror film where the genre transformed from gritty horror, to clever self parody slashers, back to gross gory messy films again. It'll happen again very soon.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 4:57am.
FireRam's picture

Terminal,
Thank you for noticing that James Coker wrote about 90's horror,and replying to him,and satisfying his need for attention to his comment on this subject. I hope he feels better now.
Sarcastically yours,
FireRam

LOL

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:08am.
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You know that's actually a good point floyd.... Terminal if you loathe horror directors that just splash blood on screen then how can you like Fulci's ZOMBIE and even get to watching Fulci's other horror movies, As much as i Love Fulci his movies don't have great characters or dialogue but as many italian horror directors go he does pack a wallop when it comes to atmosphere,Intense Gore, Nightmarish looking zombies and a great feeling of dread and upcoming doom
And Also to Floyd and Terminal I know the 90's was a bad time for horror movies but I always like to argue that before Scream came out, horror movies weren't that popular BUT the ones that did came out Kicked Ass (although many of them are lost or forgotten) like Candyman, Bram Stoker's Dracula, NightBreed, DemonKnight, the Tales from the Crypt TV series, Necronomicon Book of the Dead, TICKS, Night of the Scarecrow, Dead-Alive, HardWare, DustDevil, Castle Freak, NightoftheLivingDead 1990 Remake, Arachnophobia,The Resurrected, Tetsuo the Iron Man, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Dark Waters, In the Mouth of Madness....huff....huff... see so what i'm saying is that the EARLY 90's had a number of good (but Completely Forgotten) horror films but then scream came along in 96 and ruined it.....you know come to think of it there were a few horror films that came out AFTER Scream that WERE NOT Scream-Like at All...The Night Flier, Event Horizon, Dusk Till Dawn, Deep Blue Sea, Sleepy Hollow, House on Haunted Hill Remake and Idol Hands


Submitted by James Coker on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 2:41pm.
Terminal's picture

Well because Fulci's films are entertaining, and creative, and actually creepy to some extent. And unlike Roth's films, they continue to be relevant and influential in the changing face of horror. They're not glorified retarded fan films like "Cabin Fever" or homophobic crap like "Hostel." There's skill and depth to them even at their cheesiest.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 6:59pm.
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Gotta chime in on this one. Not only do I agree with your assessment of Fulci, Terminal (Both Zombie and City of the living Dead hold honored status in my personal DVD collection), but I'm on the same page about Roth as well.

Had I had access to the proper materials (flammable liquid, incendiary device) I'd have set fire to the theater where I saw Cabin Fever...and I saw it for free. I hated the unfunny dipshit deputy, the gore wasn't nearly as impressive as I thought it would be, the story -what little there was- went nowhere and the only really sympathetic character was the fucking kid from Boy Meets world..and Roth pissed that away by having the kid start beating people with a stick. Then we had Pancakes Ninja Kid on top of all that. Exactly what conventions of the genre was Roth honoring with Pancakes Ninja Kid, anyway? Gotta say, despite having been partaking of a steady diet of these movies for over thirty years (many of which have been hardcore, underground cinema) , he completely lost me with that one.

To me the nadir of the horror genre in the past decade was Roth's Hostel. I never saw (nor do I intend to watch) part two. Hostel truly is by definition torture porn- the plot is a bare-bones peg to hang scenes of hack and slash on. That's it. Brutal? Yes. Fun? Not at all.

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Submitted by Cinemascribe on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:06am.
Terminal's picture

Thanks Cinemascribe. I'm glad someone agrees with me. When I saw the trailer to "Cabin Fever" I was fucking giddy. I was ready to be there on the first day, and when I was halfway through it I was prepared to kill someone brutally. I mean I became fucking psychotic. I'm exaggerating but I'm having fun leave me alone. No in all seriousness, it was a god fucking awful movie. What in god's name was the point of the pancake kid? "I don't know, it was just funny!" says a lot of people. But what purpose did it serve? "Cabin Fever" is the gimp of horror movies, and its sequel? Wow! Awful.

"Hostel" is terrible, but I had an easier time swallowing it only because of its atmosphere. Otherwise I would have gladly made Roth swallow this. "Hostel 2" is another piece of shite, a self-congratulatory misogynistic mess with god awful performances.

But hey at least it showed what a bitch Roth was after he went on a tirade and took a sabbatical from making movies. That was a gift that kept on giving.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 4:55am.
RingoJ's picture

Exactly. Fulci understood the concept of atmosphere, and his movies were covered in it.

Imagine what he could have done with a really big budget.


Submitted by RingoJ on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:53pm.
Terminal's picture

Fulci would have done better than most young filmmakers today with a bigger budget and more resources. So would Romero have. I'll take weak Romero and Fulci over anything Roth or Zombie has done, anyday of the week.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:56pm.
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I'd rather get thrown in a pool of salt water and be forced to wrestle a shark MYSELF like the zombie in Fulcis movie versus watching wither of Zombies Halloweens or House of a whole lotta corpses. I left out Rejects cause I kind of liked that one.

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Submitted by FireRam on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 8:11pm.
Terminal's picture

I'd rather chew glass and be kicked in the nuts with a spiked boot than watch Zombieweens or House of 1000 Retards ever again. I liked Devil's Rejects as well.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 10:42pm.
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I think Roth has an honest love and understanding of the genre. I find his movies to be well paced and chock full of entertainment value.

Cabin Fever was a lot of fun. Hostel is poster child for the sub genre of 'torture porn' (since so many seem to believe said sub-genre exists) and his Thanksgiving short was so funny I almost peed myself (the ultimate measure of funny).

My only disappointment is that he's wasting time acting instead of making movies.

A good example of a dull, flat, predictable and poor director is Tim Burton. I just suffered through Alice in Wonderland and it was ridiculously lousy. Generic imagery took the place of imagination. One giant computer generated crap.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 5:39am.
Terminal's picture

Vavance, I think he's wasting time both acting and directing. He has yet to make a watchable movie.

And not to antagonize but I'm sick of reading this:
"I think Roth has an honest love and understanding of the genre."

Adam Green has only one good movie under his belt but hey he loves the genre, Zombie can't direct to save his life but hey he loves the genre.

I'm a hardcore fanatic of horror all around, but that doesn't mean I can direct an actual movie. I don't care what type of lover Roth is of horror, his movies are god fucking awful.

Talking about "Cabin Fever" with fans of the movie is just nonsensical babble. "Hehe, I liked the pancake kid," "Hehe, the old man said nigger." Roth revealed with his debut that he's just a retard with a camera. And "Hostel" was a poster child for the dregs of filmmaking imitating Tarantino who is an imitator to the core.

"Hostel" was a lame unfunny teen comedy matched with a painfully homophobic horror movie, while "Hostel 2" was a "Last House" rip off laced with misogyny and even more homophobia.

No, Roth is useless to the horror genre.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 5:58am.
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I have to disagree. Roth may be friends with Tarantino but so is Robert Rodriguez. Neither of them write nor direct like Tarantino (who I agree is a wannabe).

I also have to ask: What is 'homophobic' about the Hostel movies? So far as I understand it 'homophobia' means fear of gays. This is a politically correct, manipulative liberal term coined by 2 percent of the population who use it to attack anyone who disagrees with their special interest agenda. They state that if you don't like what they say or do you must be scared of them. This is both manipulative and ludicrous. It's a bullshit word.

To get back to Roth; his movies are fun. He's not making a statement or exploring any complex social issues or themes. What he is doing is creating interesting on screen situations that consistently keep my attention and make me grin. This isn't Tarantino-like pretentiousness, this is just good entertainment.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 2:25pm.
FireRam's picture

Kind of like the word "hater". If you do not subscribe to what an individual is putting out there,or disagree with what you are given by them,all of a sudden since your opinion differs or you have a negative opinion you MUST be a "Hater". I really get riled up (blood boils) when someone or a group calls someone a hater in those circumstances.

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Submitted by FireRam on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:41pm.
Vanvance1's picture

"Hater" is a good one.

It goes along with people who tell you to be 'open minded'. That means you should believe and accept whatever crap they tell you without judgment.

Of course 'open minded' people are anything but when you disagree with their liberal opinions. Then they're like members of an angry mob eager to burn the heretic.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:14am.
Terminal's picture

Vanvance1 another term I hate is "Just shut your brain off." I don't want to shut my brain off! If I want to shut my brain off I'll smash my head in to a brick wall! I come to be entertained, and shutting my brain off will not help even if I could!
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 4:50am.
FireRam's picture

See now,that one I can get,and relate to when it comes to the movie industry (only). I work in the financial field.We're talking loads of data,number crunching,ratios galore,earnings,and JUST a little bit of stress. Now add me studing for my insurance exam,so that I can branch out into that industry as well (increase personal earnings). So now I have a whole bunch of new shit to learn,and then utilize. With that said,I want to (at times) sit and watch a movie and SIMPLY BE ENTERTAINED. Not be critical.look for errors,or nit pick at the plot,etc. I just want to sit and relax and have no motivation to allocate any of my mind to picking the thing apart. Hope that makes sense.

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:31am.

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