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A Rip Off 100,000,000 Years in the Making

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100K BC!I assume by now most of you are aware of Roland Emmerich’s upcoming prehistoric adventure flick 10,000 BC, right? Now that flick may have cavemen and sabertooth tigers and wooly mammoths, but what it won’t have is dinosaurs. The Asylum understands this glaring omission and so they commissioned their own mockbuster entitled 100,000,000 BC.

What a title; it’s like The Asylum is playing poker with Roland Emmerich and calling; “I see your 10,000 BC and raise you 999,990,000 BC’s.” Or given how BC time works, technically they would have lowered them, not raised. Anyway, you get the joke.

Instead of setting their movie in prehistoric times as Emmerich’s blockbuster is, this Asylum cash-in brings the prehistoric times to us. As a matter of fact, the movie was originally going to be called Prehistoric before they opted to go with a more shameless title. A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team that got trapped after being sent back during the 1940s experiment. Things go horribly awry again leading to the scientist accidentally bringing a carnivorous T-Rex back with him through the portal. The king of the dinosaurs doesn’t hesitate to begin running amok throughout present-day downtown Los Angeles.

Had A Sound of Thunder(review) not proven to be one of the biggest cinematic bombs of all time even before it finally got released and died a quick and painful box office death, this almost sounds like what I imagine the plot would have been to The Asylum’s mockbuster version of it, which I suspect they probably would have titled The Sound of Thunder or A Tone of Rumble.

And before anyone points out that the Tyrannosaurus Rex didn’t exist back in 100,000,000 BC let me take this opportunity to remind you that this is an Asylum production we’re talking about – logic need not apply. I just hope the T-Rex doesn’t go the route of Supercroc (reivew) and merely lumbering around the streets of LA doing very little actual rampaging.

Starring opposite prehistoric dinosaurs will be three actors who are no stranger to being attacked by primordial creatures: Michael Gross of Tremors fame, Deep Star Six survivor Greg Evigan, and Christopher Atkins, last seen battling big beetles from beyond time in the Sci-Fi Channel original Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (review).

Directing the time traveling dino action is Griff Furst, who actually showed some promise with I Am Omega (review), thus probably explaining why he has since split from The Asylum.

Sometimes I think maybe I should split from The Asylum. Having just suffered through the cataclysmic debacle that was Alien vs. Hunter (review), completely ready to give up on The Asylum, and yet I keep coming back for more. At this point I think it qualifies as a form of Battered Wife Syndrome.

100,000,000 BC will make DVD history on March 11, 2008 AD.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own

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Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

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Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January

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Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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