With the Burbank International Film Festival currently in full swing (it’s running through Sunday, September 18th), filmmaker/genre personality Jeff Rector tipped us off to the Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party he’s hosting in conjunction with the fest tomorrow night, Saturday, September 17th. Read on for information on the genre-studded event honoring the legendary Roger Corman, including how to purchase tickets.
Will Piranhaconda be the next Sharktopus? Syfy and producer Roger Corman certainly hope their newest monstrous hybrid takes the world by storm later this year. Some behind-the-scenes images and video have slithered their way to the surface.
For this writer, if I ever wanted to be alive during another era of filmmaking, my first choice would most definitely be the 1960s. During that time, some of the most fascinating genre work was being created from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Hammer House of Horror, George A. Romero, and of course legendary writer/director/producer Roger Corman.
The man behind some of the greatest titles in B-movie history, Roger Corman, is indeed gracing the Texas Frightmare Weekend, and his schedule has been finalized. With the additional good news that Mr. Corman has graciously cleared his schedule to allow for an extra hour to his appearance. So one of the legends of genre will now be appearing for five hours. Here's the complete schedule:
With the DVD and Blu-ray release date of next Tuesday, April 26th, for Anchor Bay Entertainment's Dinoshark rapidly approaching, we got our teeth into a new clip, this one focusing on the water polo attack that takes place in the film.
Excited about Roger Corman's Dinoshark crashing onto home video? Well maybe these two clips from the Blu-ray/DVD special features will be enough to chum the waters for you! Dig in! From the Press Release
He's given us Dinocrocs, Dinosharks, Supergators, and the now legendary Sharktopus. Next up for the great Roger Corman is Piranhaconda. Up until now the look of this Syfy monster mishmash has only been the subject of speculation, but read on and you'll get a head's up at the piranha/anaconda hybrid.
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte ... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Dino. 100-footer. From the Press Release
Meet a true original when 2009 Honorary Oscar® winner and legendary producer/director Roger Corman takes the stage with Julie Corman at Rocket Video in Hollywood, CA, on Wednesday evening, March 23rd, 2011, to sign Blu-rays and DVDs of his latest “creature feature” Sharktopus. The Cormans will also participate in a Q&A with questions from the audience before the signing. WHEN:
Famous Monsters of Filmland has announced a change in date and venue for its first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival. The three-day event will be held at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA, located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd., from April 8-10, 2011, celebrating the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America's #1 sci-fi fan. From the Press Release:
One's an intense movie tough guy. The other is a former swimsuit model. The producer is a legend who most recently birthed a Sharktopus. The director is a b-movie kingpin who most recently pitted Dinocroc vs. Supergator. Michael Madsen and Rachel Hunter have now signed on to star in the Roger Corman-produced, Jim Wynorski-directed Piranhaconda.
Next week Roger Corman's Sharktopus will be chomping its way to Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got not one but two new clips from the package for you to check out! From the Press Release