Ox Baker Passes Away

Professional Wrestler, Ox Baker, passed away early Monday morning.  Ox Baker will forever be remembered as one of the great villains of the squared circle.  Ox Baker played Slag in the movie, “Escape from New York” and had a brutal fight with Kurt Russell’s character Snake Plissken. I had the pleasure of talking with Ox Baker last Tuesday evening about his wrestling career and his new movie, “Pinwheel”.   I wrote an article afterwards titled, “The … Continue reading

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The Story of Ox Baker, From Escape From New York to Pinwheel

Professional Wrestling Legend, Ox Baker, makes his triumphant return to the motion picture industry in the horror genre film titled, “Pinwheel”. Ox conquered the move role and made it his own, much like he dominated the squared circle in his wrestling career. Pinwheel is currently being filmed at a top secret location in Connecticut, and it’s carnival collection of bizarre characters led by the The Mighty Ox is sure to make “American Horror Story: Freakshow” … Continue reading

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‘Escape From New York’ Remake Seems To Be Gaining Some Steam

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With the whole remake thing having been going on for what – a decade now – hell, probably longer than that – it’s hard to believe that they haven’t gotten around to remaking this one yet.  It’s been rumored for quite some time but no solid news has been tossed around, till now. Starlog Magazine (yeah, that Starlog Magazine) is reporting that some casting may be going on.  Silver Pictures, which is headed by Joel … Continue reading

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Scream Factory Announces Ten New Blu-ray Releases

The upcoming months are going to be huge for fans of Scream Factory and their continued series of top notch Blu-ray genre fare. At their SDCC presentation they let loose with an impressive slate of 10 new releases that are sure to have any horror fan jumping for joy. Starting this fall and continuing into 2015 here’s where your money is going to be going. 1. The Dark Half 2. Monkey Shines 3. Candyman II: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From New York (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “The year is 1997. New York City has been turned into a maximum security prison colony, when the American crime rate grows high. New York City is surrounded by a wall and the bridge is mined making sure no convict escapes from New York. Snake Plissken, a one-eyed former soldier turned bank robber arrives at New York after being sentenced to life imprisonment in New York City. Bob Hauk, police commissioner who runs the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 46

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Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This week Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani cover the films an career of John Carpenter, one of the most influential horror directors of the modern era. From Halloween to Escape from New York to The Thing, John Carpenter shaped the future of horror, setting trends and creating sub-genres. He’s responsible for such horror icons as Michael Myers, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton. He’s even directed a film about Elvis. … Continue reading

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A Remake Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Is On Its Way

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It’s been long rumored and to date nothing had come to pass but today’s news wire brought the confirmation. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is being remade. A couple of years back New Line optioned the property, looked like they were going to run with it and then did absolutely nothing with it. That option was up about 2 years ago. Today Studio Canal and Joel Silver, the group behind the last couple Liam Neeson flicks … Continue reading

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Trailer: Escape From New York (1981)

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Trailer: Escape From New York (1981) In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

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