Film Review: Dune (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “It is a distant galaxy in the far future year of 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet and the only source of Melange, a vital drug used by the Guild Navigators for space travel from star system to star system. Two rival families, the Atreides and the Harkonnens, fight for control of the mining operations of Melange on Arrakis. When his father Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated by the evil Baron Harkonnen, Duke Leto’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prometheus (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. REVIEW: There are three films that the Black Saint was really looking forward to seeing this summer. “The Avengers” (Seen it four times so far & it is just Awesome)!, “The Dark Knight … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prometheus: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury

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Prometheus: The Art of the Film – Author Mark Salisbury One of the great joys of anticipating a new science fiction film is the products that arrive on its coat tails. One such product is a beautifully constructed book by the name of “Prometheus: The Art of the Film” (Hard cover bound). The foreword is presented by Ridley Scott with Mark Salisbury cited as the author. The text doesn’t overshadow the great visual aspect but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coma (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. REVIEW: Toted as a small miniseries, Coma is the latest drama, horror, science fiction epic from the creation engine of A&E. The full production comes in at over 240 minutes with the stellar team of Ridley and Tony Scott behind its production featuring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legend (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. REVIEW: “Loved by the Sun”, that memorable tune by Jon Anderson that stays with me every time I see this film. Packaged with some great score music by Tangerine Dream..it can only mean the fantasy Ridley Scott directed film, “Legend”. “Legend” might have the single most surprising factor attached to it in horror…………a great ominous … Continue reading

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A creepy, awesome new international trailer for ‘Prometheus’

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Yeah, I’ve been a little luke warm on this whole Prometheus thing. What they had showed us so far while pretty, didn’t really look at that different than what we had seen in the ALIEN films. OK, that’s all changed. This new trailer, which is the “international trailer” really does the trick, I am officially stoked for this one. It’s a bit long by trailer standards, almost three minutes but it is three amazing minutes. … Continue reading

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Watch the PROMETHEUS clip they showed at Wonder Con!

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Suddenly there is PROMETHEUS everywhere but damn it’s all really good stuff so why not? Today 20th Century Fox sent along the clip that they thrilled WONDER CON audiences with last weekend. Really nothing more than a really fast highlight reel but it certainly manages to peak your interest. Synopsis: In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team … Continue reading

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Full trailer for PROMETHEUS finally arrives. Was it worth the wait?

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No more previews or teases, it’s time for PROMETHEUS to put up or shut up. The verdict is in and I’m glad to tell you, THIS LOOKS AMAZING!! The trailer made it’s premiere to a thrilled crowd at WONDER CON today where director Ridley Scott finally owned up to the fact that the film is in fact a prequel of sorts to ALIEN. Thanks for finally confirming what the rest of us have been saying … Continue reading

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Enough Already! Just release the damn trailer – PROMETHEUS

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Don’t know about you but this is just starting to piss me off! Enough of the mind games, just release the damn trailer for PROMETHEUS. Now we have a teaser of the upcoming trailer for the upcoming film PROMETHEUS. I sense they think there just being sly and keeping the suspense rolling. What they are actually accomplishing is to just piss off the fans. So, this thing is less then 30 seconds long and basically … Continue reading

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New PROMETHEUS image hints at ALIEN connection

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Director Ridley Scott really seemed to be going out of his way to denounce all the reports that PROMETHEUS, his new epic sci-fi pic hitting theaters this summer had any connection what-so-ever to ALIEN, his 1979 tale of terror in space. A lot of us have been calling bullsh*t on this since the projects inception and it appears that we may have been right. The new still below just hit everyone’s inbox and I don’t … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade Runner (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Ridley Scott has been more influential … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hannibal (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Anthony Hopkins returns as one of the great villains in screen history, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, in this riveting sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Lecter’s only surviving victim, the hideously scarred Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), tries to draw the serial gourmet out of hiding using the one person he cares about: Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore). Can the devious genius be trapped? REVIEW: Written by: David Mamet and Steven Zaillian Directed by: Ridley … Continue reading

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War Movie Favourites

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War! What is it good for? An action-packed evening on the couch, that’s what! When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite war movies, the response was terrific. While I can’t deny the quality of films like Gone With The Wind (1939), Lawrence Of Arabia (1962), Battle Of Britain (1969), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Ran (1985), Platoon (1986), Gettysburg (1993), Braveheart (1995), 300 (2006) or Inglourious … Continue reading

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Cult Movie Favourites

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When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite cult films, I got a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Reefer Madness (1938), Citizen Kane (1941), Glen Or Glenda (1953), Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (1978), or The Toxic Avenger (1984), I can only count … Continue reading

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Still untitled Alien Prequel

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Work is still being done on the untitled prequel to the movie Alien. Fortunetly it’s not a remake, and Ridley Scott is directing this movie so there is plenty of hope that something good will come out of this. Ridley has also teamed up again with the original designer H.R. Giger who will be consulted to create new designs for the creatures in the film. Ridley Scott is interested in possibly creating a new look … Continue reading

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