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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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Terminal's picture

I'm all for entertainment, but shutting your brain off sounds like an excuse to let bad movies squeeze by. Like Transformers 2, Jennifer's Body, and Quarantine.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:56pm.
Vanvance1's picture

I'm with you there. Some movies are so stupid and so calculated to appeal to the lowest common denominator that only those who don't have two IQ points to rub together can enjoy them.

Transformers 2 really is a perfect example.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 9:22pm.
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Terminal's picture

Exactomundo Vanvance1.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 9:52pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

It makes total sense. There are tons of movies that require all brain activity to cease for the duration in order to get any kind of enjoyment out of them. Most summer blockbusters for example. 2012 is the most recent one I can think of. That movie is completely asinine from beginning to end but the Earth has never been blown up like it before. It's fun.

At the same time people complain about movies that require and provoke thought just as much.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:58am.
FireRam's picture

I was very much looking forward to "2012". And,I was very much disappointed. The action was OVERDONE. Some things looked just TOO FAKE. That ruins the enjoyment for me. Like the scene where he was chasing the plane on foot after getting the map from the RV,and the flames were fast approaching from behind. I was like come on now, wtf. Too much (imo).

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:19pm.
Terminal's picture

Don't be a hater FireRam. :-P
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:55pm.
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Survey says: KILL TERMINAL.
LOL.....(shakes head) I shoulda known. Sigh.

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

My most hated internet terms:
1. Hater
2. Overrated
3. Pwned
4. Frak
5. OMG

But that's just me IMO. LOL.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 10:46pm.
FireRam's picture

Then there's "owned". That one is silly as well.

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Submitted by FireRam on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:16pm.
Terminal's picture

Oh man I could go on with terms that annoy the shit out of me.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:57pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

Frak comes from Battlestar Galactica before there was an internet dude.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:48am.
Terminal's picture

I could give two shits if god said it before creating the universe through a fart cloud, it's still over used and annoying.
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:53pm.
Terminal's picture

1. His movies are homophobic based on the fact that most of the villains are either repressed homosexuals, evil homosexuals, or lambasted for being homosexual. And no it's not a PC term, it's a true to life term that people scorn for reasons I've yet to understand.

2. Fun and Roth is an oxymoron IMO. What the hell is so entertaining about these damn movies? Was it the milking in Cabin Fever? The pancake kid? the skin shaving? The old man saying nigger? The butt prank in Hostel? These are all moments from a twelve year olds movie script. Roth's movies are not fun, IMO, they're painful to sit through. Absolutely painful.

And at least when Tarantino is being pretentious he presents a grain of talent, unlike Roth who just throws in whatever elements he thinks will work whether it's sloppy or not.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:09pm.
Vanvance1's picture

Sorry, but I don't see any bashing or agenda in Roth's movies.

Mind you I'd enjoy them even more if he was doing the things you claim. Then he'd be bravely defying politically correct scripture.

I can't believe horror fans are bashing a director in part because he puts gore and brutality up on the screen. First off, compared to some French movies (Inside, Martyrs, Frontiers) the gore in Hostel and Cabin Fever is very tame. Secondly, good gore is FUN. When I want to imagine something I read a book. I'll give Roth points for not falling for the bullshit theory that 'quiet horror' is more sophisticated and inherently better than showing the violence on screen.

The violence I hate is the PG crap we're fed all the time; bullets fly, knives stab and there is no blood and no consequences. That's just dumb.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:22am.
Terminal's picture

Re: Vanvance.

1. How does bashing homosexuality make someone brave? Wow.
2. I'm not bashing Roth for putting gore and brutality on screen, I'm bashing him because he's a five year old with a camera.
3. Sure CF and Hostel are tame compared to French horror, but those movies were--um--GOOD! They had stories and interesting characters, and wonderful plot twists, and genuinely creepy atmosphere. Roth? No.
4. Gore and blood is great! When it serves an actual damn purpose to the story! Roth's gore doesn't. It's shock value for the sake of shock value, it's a film school moron trying to look cool for daddy Quentin. Look! A girl just got cut up by a psycho lesbian! Did I do good?
5. I'm about both schools of thought. I believe horror can be scary if quiet, but it can also be scary if bloody as well. But when it serves an actual damn purpose!
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Submitted by Terminal on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 5:04am.
Floydian Trip's picture

Roth was pretty good in IB which to me is the best thing QT has done yet and that's saying alot considering how much I love Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs and Jackie Brown.

Roth DOES have a love and good understanding of the genre. I actually enjoy reading his interviews more than watching his movies because he absolutely knows what he's talking about and in this day and age of poeple who talk about horror and how much they love it when it's so fucking obvious they don't have a single clue as to what they're talking about, I appreciate that. He's a fan. I'd much prefer him to have an influence on Hollywood than the Twilight machine that's for sure but he isn't influential at all and the world revolves around Twilight. Every vampire movie that comes out from now on is going to be compared to Twilight. Either they stress that it's like Twilight or they stress that it isn't anything like Twilight. Twilight is now an adjective. Eli Roth just seems like he's having a good time.

Now, if you want to talk about what a big pile of crap Cabin Fever 2 is then I'd be happy to pile on. I don't think Ti West has an ounce of talent but I don't think he has any kind of influence over anything either so he can make as many movies as he wants, I just won't be watching any more of them.

It's like this Tanit Pheonix. I've never heard of her before. And I can't imagine I would know her considering she's in The Lost Boys 3. Is she some kind of an expert on vampires and the horror genre? She probably doesn't know what the fuck she's talking about but Dread Central writes an article about her like she's the be all end all of deciding if a vampire is being portrayed in a good way. It reminds me of when that chick from Battlestar Galactica was interviewed about The Children of the Corn movie she was making. She was completely clueless.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 2:08pm.
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I never once said or put in to doubt that Roth doesn't have a love for the genre, but that means diddly squat when it comes to making a good horror movie. I have a genuine love for classic rock, but it doesn't mean I can make a good rock album and it's not an excuse for bad music, so his "love for the genre" is no excuse for the fact that his movies are god fucking awful brain dead derivative horse penis shite a hundred percent of the time.

There's not a single goddamn good thing about Roth, and I feel like Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers trying to snap people out of this mysterious funk that Roth has apparently put them in to.

Roth may be having fun making these movies, but god, I don't have fun watching them. I tend to become murderous.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:16pm.
James Coker's picture

sooo who would be your most hated horror film director...Eli Roth? or Wes Craven? or someone else?


Submitted by James Coker on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 8:38pm.
Terminal's picture

Most hated would be Roth followed by Zombie. Craven is too past his prime as a hack to be really hated by me, personally.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 9:03pm.
James Coker's picture

by that rationel Terminal i take it you loathe Eli Roth???
P.S. did you finally watch those lucio fulci classics??


Submitted by James Coker on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 3:20pm.
Terminal's picture

James, in fact Eli Roth is the epitome of everything wrong about horror movies. He splashes gore, blood, and torture on-screen and hides the fact that there's zero substance to his movies.

And I'm getting to them within the next few days.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sat, 05/29/2010 - 7:33pm.
Floydian Trip's picture

Eli Roth might not be the greatest filmmaker around but I wouldn't say he's what's wrong with the genre. Cabin Fever and House of 1,000 Corpses gave me hope after 10 years of movies like Scream and The Faculty. It was Cabin Fever, House and the TCM remake that brought gore back to horror.

I did like Hostel quite a bit when it first came out but honestly after seeing what the French are capable of I don't think it's as good as I used to but it's still enjoyable.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 1:36am.
Terminal's picture

"Cabin Fever" was a junky messy piece of crap that was attempting to mimic Tarantino only if a mentally retarded gimp had directed it, House of 1000 Corpses was ALSO Tarantino-lite but a little easier on the stomach even if it was utter shite, and TCM Remake was pure and total shit, period. The very fact people continue paying respect to that piece of tripe makes me sick to my stomach.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 2:12am.
Floydian Trip's picture

I'm not saying there's something wrong with someone not liking Roth but to say that he's what's wrong with the genre is a slight over exaggeration to say the least. He didn't have anything to do with 90's horror films for the most part being targeted at the 15 year old demographic and he didn't have anything to do with popularizing the remake either. Nor has Zombie for that matter. They were so weak in the 90's that I completely stopped watching them for about 2 years.

He's doing his own thing. He's got relatively original ideas and he's getting them released in the theatre which is alot better than most horror directors these days. And again, I'm not taking a difference with you not liking him at all it's just making these guys out to be a scourge on the genre is crazy when there are so many bigger and more complex issues that began a decade and a half before they got involved.


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 9:59am.
Terminal's picture

Yeah no, I'm firm in my belief that Roth is the epitome of what's wrong with the horror genre.

He has that Final Destination mentality. Throw blood, guts, and gore at the screen and hope people don't realize that the movies have zero story, characters or actual relevance, lather rinse and repeat.

Zombie is the same. As is Adam Green to an extent.

So yeah in my opinion, he, Zombie, Platinum Dunes, Wes Craven, Taurus Entertainment? All scourges of the horror genre.

I expect a lot of "You're nuts!" responses, but oh well.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 10:11am.
LifeMi's picture

Roth is highly overrated, but he's FAR from the worst. I'll take him anyday over Platinum Dunes or Taurus. At the very least, he tries to make a movie. You forgot to add Screen Gems and their PG-13 slasher wannabes.


Submitted by LifeMi on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 6:39pm.
Terminal's picture

Good point about the latter LifeMi, but I'm still on about Roth, what can I say? I still remember the crushing ninety minutes in the theater watching Cabin Fever after being so excited to watch it.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 7:33pm.
LifeMi's picture

I liked Cabin Fever. No, it wasn't as good as Evil Dead but it was a good movie. I didn't care much for Hostel, though. Given his overexposure, I can see why some hate him. I'm in the middle on this argument. He's not the second coming of christ, but he's not damien either.


Submitted by LifeMi on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 9:41pm.
Terminal's picture

Well Damien dies at the end of the Omen trilogy, so lets hope Roth's career suffers the same fate. At risk of sounding like an elitist snob I don't get what there is to like about Cabin Fever. It's nothing but a pastiche of Roth's favorite scenes from horror movies thrown together in to a bastard Frankenstein child. It's a shitty ass movie. God awful. I just don't know what value is serves.

It's pretty goddamn pathetic when the best thing he's done is a five minute fake trailer for a fake horror movie. I hope to god he never makes a feature length version of "Thanksgiving."

And the comparisons to Evil Dead are just as mind blowing as Lindsay Lohan calling Paris Hilton a modern Marilyn Monroe. I can do nothing but gaze wide eyed and nod silently at that declaration.
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Submitted by Terminal on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 10:48pm.
LifeMi's picture

It's not a great movie, but for what it was I thought it was a good debut.


Submitted by LifeMi on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:49pm.

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