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Interview: Rob Savage (Dawn of the Deaf (Part 1))

One of the most successful short films of 2016 found audiences from around the world and selected to such film festivals as “Fantasia”, “Fantastic Fest” & the “Morbdio Film Festival” to name just a few. Powerful, genre re-inventing and so well crafted with multiple story arcs feeding into the final moments before a pulse is unleashed in London. It takes many to create …

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Plagiarism in Hollywood Films – The Invasion of the Screenplay Snatchers – Part 2

ALIEN (1979) – Genre buffs are probably aware that this classic shares its concept with Edward Cahn’s 1958 monster on a space ship funfest It! The Terror From Beyond Space. But that similarity could be chalked up to its core idea being a science fiction trope rather than plagiarism. But viewers weaned on late night television also noticed that Alien’s …

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Plagiarism in Hollywood Films – The Invasion of the Screenplay Snatchers – Part 1

“The only ‘ism’ Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.”- Dorothy Parker 2016 has ended with the usual chorus of journalists endlessly recapping the year’s major and minor events. But they overlooked one Hollywood story that’s subject should have been near and dear to any writer’s heart—plagiarism. It all started in 2012 when French filmmaker Luc Besson co-wrote and took sole story …

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Majestic-12

I have a confession to make: I love a good conspiracy theory. Thanks to the internet, there are more conspiracy theories than ever before. They range from the simply fanciful – like KFC is owned by the Ku Klux Klan which laces the food with a drug that makes coloured men impotent – to the overly complex, like the death …

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Random Clown Appearances

The latest news to hit the horror film scene is sightings of clowns lurking in woods near residential areas. Many speculations have started to arise some of which involve horror movie releases. There are quite a few well known clown characters in the horror film genre, most popular being Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It.” Pennywise is a frightening clown played …

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