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From Dark Horizons: Rob Zombie is re-making the Blob, he'll write, direct and produce a $30 million remake of 1958 horror classic for Genre Co. says Variety.
In the original Steve McQueen classic, an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. Zombie's new version however will take a different tack, the director refusing to disclose details but confirming that "my intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change." So why call it the Blob?..did someone hit Zombie with a stupid auteur stick?
Zombie, Jack H. Harris, Richard Saperstein, Judith Parker Harris, Andy Gould and Brian Witten will produce.
There was a sequel/remake in the 70's directed by Larry Hagman and a remake in the 80's with that decade's gory sfx.
Here at Macabre we're not ashamed to admit to being Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans (ok the Mrs being a vampire dosen't care much for Buffy's job and dosen't care for the emo Angel and maybe my fixation on the cute redhaired Willow...oh what was i talking about?).
I'd almost forgot about the Vampirella line of novels by Ron Goulart (always enjoyed his books), i think i have this one in my book crypt. I don't remember it, i should dig it up and give it a re-read.
Michael Jackson still isn't buried or cremated, i'm thinking he's a zombie now. Best send a telegram! *ATTENTION : GEORGE ROMERO, I THINK I HAVE THE PLOT FOR YOUR NEXT DEAD FILM. YOURS, DRAKE, OWNER OF MACABRE DRIVE-IN THEATER*
Witchfinder General (1968) Starring Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins,Witchfinder General. Directed by Michael Reeves. 86 mins. Colour DVD from MGM (Midnite Movies Collection)
"LO! 't is a gala night/Within the lonesome latter years./An angel throng, bewinged, bedight/In veils, and drowned in tears,/Sit in a theatre to see/A play of hopes and fears,/While the orchestra breathes fitfully/The music of the spheres." "Out-out are the lights-out all!/And over each quivering form/The curtain, a funeral pall,/Comes down with the rush of a storm,/While the angels, all pallid and wan,/Uprising, unveiling, affirm/That the play is the tragedy, 'Man,'/And its hero, the Conqueror Worm." Known as The Conqueror Worm in the US (AIP was trying to tie the film into their popular Edgar Allen Poe films)a few lines of Poe added at the beginning and end and you all of Mr. Poe's involvement. Set during the times of the English Civil War the film follows Matthew Hopkins on witch finding duties of cruel torture and executions of the "guilty". The film can still shock after 41 years and dosen't flinch away from the horrors of the times. This is one of my favorite Vincent Price films and seems his too, he under plays the character of Hopkins (who was a real person and Witchfinder). Excellent direction by Reeves and a great English cast : Ian Ogilvy, Nicky Henson, Rupert Davies,Bernard Kay, to name a few. I recommend this film highly. Not sure if the DVD is still in print but grab it if you can.
I've just added two author links, JR Ward of the BDB books and Kate Douglas of the Wolf Tales books and both authors are highly recommended here at the Macabre. Please check them out if you haven't already.
According to Dark Horizons and Bloody Disgusting, Universal is working on re-booting Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles (you know vampire movies are hot again) and the actor to play Lestat for them is Robert (i'm in every movie these days that Johnny Depp isn't) Downey Jr. As i understand it Ms Rice is a reborn Catholic and has given up on her Vampire books for more Godly books ( i even heard that she wanted to re do Lestat and have him find God, wouldn't that make him explode or something?).
The Mrs. loves the Black Dagger Brotherhood books from J.R. Ward. She wants me to read them and i will one day and not just to keep her happy but that's a good thing too. :) Anyone out there a lover of Vampire books and books by J.R. Ward? I'm so glad the vampires don't sparkle in these books.
I've never seen or read the Twilight movie or the books. I do know it's making a ton of money for the author and the film producers and making the actors "famous". The Mrs says they were written for the teen market, i assume the films are too. Now that wouldn't bother me, i love the Harry Potter books and films. I figure the books/film are the "Emo and Whine" variety of vampires,which i hate but the thing that will stop me from watching or reading any of the films or books is.............the vampires....sparkle.
So your old Host of the Macabre was checking out one of the better horror movie blogs online and saw a top 35 list of Horror movies, some great films and some major omissions to the list. There wasn't a single Hammer or British film there! So i thought i'd make my list of 35 in no way a polling of others or in any real order, just ones i like. I would ask for your faves, so correct me in my choices and tell me yours. It's all in good fun. (I might do an action/B movie list too)
1 - Halloween 2 - Abominable Dr Phibes 3 - Evil Dead 4 - Night Of The Living Dead 5 - Sadist 6 - Brides of Dracula 7 - Frankenstein 8 - Dracula 9 - Haunting 10- Legend Of Hell House 11- Psycho 12- Shaun Of The Dead 13- Wolfman 14- Phantom Of The Opera 15- Wicker Man 16- Count Yorga, Vampire 17- Suspiria 18- Fog 19- Horror Of Dracula 20- Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 21- Horror Express 22- Pyschomania 23- Witchfinder General 24- Masque Of The Red Death 25- Mummy 26- Plague Of The Zombies 27- From Dusk Till Dawn 28- Nightmare On Elm Street 29- Devil Rides Out 30- Blacula 31- Tomb Of Ligeia 32- Blob 33- Phantasm 34- Theatre Of Blood 35- Friday The 13th
Well Macabre Drive-In Theater Blog is one week old, seems much longer because of all the posts i've made. I'm enjoying the blog even if no one else is. Mary and Pat, the wonderful people behind the House of Phibes yahoogroup have visited and they like it and it's nifty. I do hope others like the blog because it is nifty. Here's to another week!
A $70 Horror movie called "Colin" to be released across the UK on Halloween. Director Marc Price took his ultra low budget Zombie film to Cannes where it was hit and now it's getting theaterical release. He's already working on his next film. Nightmares er dreams do come true, see what you can do without a multi million dollar budget.
Carry on Screaming (1966) One of the, if not the best Carry On movie. It spoofs Hammer style horror films and does it quite well. Starring for this one film only Harry H. Corbett and the usual Carry On cast : Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Joan Sims and the very Morticia like Fenella Fielding. Hundreds of puns and jokes make this one a must see, the venerable Carry On are at the top of their game here. Only drawback is the great Sid James isn't in this one.
While i was waitng for the sun to go down and the start of another movie filled night i thought i'd try to find some good ole Drive-In style horror movie news, i couldn't find any. Oh sure there's a slew of big budget remakes, torture porn and twilight style emo vampire films and news out there but where is the cool movies, the kind we show here at Macabre? Are there no new B Horror and Monster movies being any more? I think we old ghouls were spoiled by when we had Godzilla,Gamera,Hammer,Amicus,AIP,Romero and more making films back in the golden age of Drive-In. How about a Zombie Elvis fighting Ninjas movie ( i know we got a wonderful film recently called Bubba Ho-Tep, it's a Macabre fave but it's so rare to see a good film like that not spoiled with CGI and Movie Studio interference ), i'd run it here at the Macabre! Oh well time to start making the popcorn bloody butter sauce...
Ms Monster, i don't know much about this beautiful redheaded blueish/green young lady but i like what i see. I think she's Horror Hostess with her two melons and has DVDs and comic strips based on her. If you know more please clue your old Ghoulish Blog Host in and don't tell the Mrs. i'm drooling over a redhead. ;)