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5 Fun Facts from Director Mark Lester on Poseidon RexWith the release of the next Godzilla blockbuster less than a month away, it’s time to start whetting our appetites for giant monster movies. Aside from our well-worn DVDs of Pacific Rim, what’s out there? We’re glad you asked. How about a swim with Poseidon Rex?

We sat down with veteran director Mark Lester – best known for his 80s action flicks – to find five fun reasons to check out P-Rex.

1. Criminals Are People Too

Although the character Brian Krause plays in Poseidon Rex is a smuggler and a thief, he’s got a softer side. “I hired Brian to act in the film, having known him from his work on ‘Charmed’,” said Lester. “I thought he was perfect for a criminal with a nice side so he could be the hero of the film also.

2. Godzilla Hates Thugs

It’s fun watching giant dinos munch on puny drug lords. “I took all the elements I love and put them in one movie—a Godzilla-like creature and some local thugs (we used the actual Belize people for this)—and mixed them with this drug plot,” the director explained. “I loved the classic dinosaur movie Beast of 20,0000 Fathoms when I was a little kid and always wanted to do something like that. I kind of combined the monster story with a treasure heist movie like Into the Blue..”

3. A Practical P-Rex Is Impossible

While we are sure Cecil the Sea Monster is somewhere fuming that all the action is portrayed by computerized pixels in Poseidon Rex, Lester explains why practical was impossible. “We never thought of the practical route. That’s too hard to do on the water and with giant monsters. I tried that in a movie I made in 2005, called Pterodactyl. I wanted to combine both and so I had a giant pterodactyl with puppeteers on the set, and very little of the footage was usable. It’s hard to combine CGI with practical and make it look good. Our monster was created by Scott Wheeler at Rouge State.

4. Lester Can Relate to Spielberg

I know now what Spielberg went through on Jaws! Filming on the water was extremely difficult, but it was definitely beautiful too, out there on those barrier reefs. Getting the creature in the same shot as the boats was not easy. But it was very exciting to work on the water and also do underwater photography. Jason Lester directed the second unit underwater and did great job in very tough conditions.

5. And Speaking of Spielberg… Jurassic Park’s Dinos Are Still King

Of all dinosaur movies, my favorites are the Jurassic Park films. Great dinosaurs, very suspenseful stories. The sequence at the end of the first one, with the raptors, is amazing!

The film is directed by Mark L. Lester and stars Brian Krause, Anne Daniels, Steven Helmkamp, and Candice Nunes.

Synopsis
A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet’s distant past when deep-sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil.

Jackson Slate and his team of underwater cave explorers unearth much more than long-lost Mayan treasure while plumbing the depths of a world famous blue hole. They disturb a creature that’s been hibernating for over 60,000 years – a rampaging behemoth of death and destruction not only at sea but also on land.

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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