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Lasiurus

A Vampire Apocalypse?

While the the title of this short film, “Lasiurus,” leaves a little something to be desired (What does it mean? How do you pronounce it?) the film itself…

Will Smith as Neo

That Time Will Smith Almost Became Neo

Just about every movie you can think of once had someone else cast in the lead role, only to have the part go to someone else who became…

Rise

Short Film Friday: Rise of the Robots

David Karlak ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised $38,000 to film his proof of concept short film, Rise. The plot description reads, “In the near future, sentient…

Saturdays with Stephen: 58 King Adaptations Ranked

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our time, and also one of the most successful in terms of having his works adapted for the…

Why This Back to the Future Set Looks Familiar, and Other Easter Eggs

For anyone who has taken the Universal Studios tour, it’s no secret that thousands of films and television shows have been shot on the studio lot, and many…

Saturdays with Stephen: King Names Greatest Horror Movies

On September 8th, 1979, Stephen King appeared on the weekly radio show “Probabilities,” hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson at KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. He was asked…

Saturdays with Stephen: “It” to Get Film Adaptation

I originally intended to cover a Stephen King list of “Greatest Horror Movies of All Time” this week in Saturdays with Stephen, but the news broke this week…

That Time Tom Selleck Almost Became Indiana Jones

Tales of actors that almost got the role of a lifetime, only to have it go to someone else, have always fascinated me. So, just having a little…

Evangelizing for the Return of Horror Anthology

I was practically born with a weakness for anthology horror. My mom raised me on scary stuff. There were nights on the couch, watching scary movies and munching…

root of the problem

Short Film: The Root of the Problem

Right from the beginning, “The Root of the Problem” grabs you with a delightfully campy yet intense delivery. In this short film from 2012, Director Ryan Spindell ratchets…

The Force Awakens: Star Wars 38 Years Later

If you had told me as I stood in line with my dad to see Star Wars in the summer of 1977 that I would take my own…

Affleck and Damon’s Project Greenlight Returns on HBO

It seems like a lifetime ago that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon launched Project Greenlight, and in terms of the evolution of filmmaking culture, it was. The original…

Surviving the Apocalypse in Phoenix 9

The modern era of moviemaking has changed in one profound way. Prior to computer production methods, indie filmmakers produced low budget short films with minimal effects and hoped…

Short Film Friday: State Zero

Today, for Short Film Friday, I’ve selected State Zero, a short post-apocalypse film by Andree Wallin. This low-budget indie film looks like a big-budget blockbuster. The description from the…

Star Wars Lost and Found History: Black Angel

It’s summertime, 1980 and you’re in a mercifully cool, air-conditioned theater. The lights go down and your heart rate increases in anticipation of the feature attraction — The…

Watch Three Dark and Original Short Films

Submitted for your review today, three dark and original short films you can watch in a half hour when you’re killing time. I found them all entertaining. Burnt…

Terminator Genisys Breaks 10 Crucial Rules

My family just arrived home from Terminator Genisys, a mediocre movie by Terminator standards, and likely the last time we’ll see Arnold Schwarzenegger in this role. Despite excellent…

Review: Tomorrowland

It’s Memorial Weekend and like we do on most holidays, we decided to go to the movies. My son normally gets the most preferential treatment in choosing the…

12 True Stories Begging for Movie Treatment

Truth really is stranger-than-fiction, and the news breaks on something unbelievable every day it seems. Every now and then I’ll read something and think to myself, “Wow. Why…

Trailer: Insidious 3

After a decade of gore-fests like the Saw series, Hostel, or any of Rob Zombie’s movies, the new generation of mainstream horror continues to build. The success of…