First Prize – Winner is Bigfoot-Lives with “Yeah, I didn’t think Human Centipede 2 was very good either.”
Second Prize – Winner is babagloom with “Billy shows Gizmo ’2 gremlins 1 mogwai.’”
Third Prize – Winner is drock85083 with “Reaction to sneak preview of ‘The Hobbit’ 48fps.”
All three winners receive a Gremlins 1 & 2 Blu-ray prize pack courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. The Gremlins Blus have an onsale street date of Tuesday, May 8th and we’ll be featuring some cool stuff from them later this week.
Winners, please DM me your US mailing address (no PO boxes) for the prizes. On to this week’s contest.
1. We pick a still from a movie. It’s included after the jump. You head to the comments section and submit your best one-liners, zingers, pathos riddled couplets etc…
2. You can enter as many times as you like and submit as many captions as you want, but each caption must be in a separate comment. Otherwise it will be too hard to tell where one caption ends and the other begins. Your entries can be posted anytime during the first five days after the still is announced (you don’t want to submit your winning zinger after we’ve picked the winner). Also any racist, sexist, homophobic or generally hateful jokes will be disqualified. You don’t have to be insanely PC – just use your best judgement.
3. We pick the winner and announce them and their winning caption when the next photo in the contest is posted. We will address you by your BD Infected name. You can then DM me your address and I will send you your prize in a timely manner (i.e. you should have it in about a week). You must be a US resident to receive your prize!
This week’s prize is a DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack of Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day.
Rounding out the big reveals from the New York Toy Fair, NECA has gone hog wild with the franchises starting with the killer new E.T. line. There are a handful of versions, but unfortunately no Elliott to punch in the face.
NECA continues to dive deeper into their Gremlins line, which fills me with rage that I’m broke and don’t have a 30 room house to put all of these toys in. There’s a handful of new Mogwai toys, alongside new Gremlins such as the electric one and the one that looks like a green Jennifer Lopez. Hot!
Inside you’ll also find screens of a battle damaged RoboCop and “Vector” from Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and a trio of toys based on Lionsgate’s forthcoming The Hunger Games (because there’s nothing cooler than toys of faceless actors doning stupid weapons from the future). READ MORE
A film lives many lives before it ever hits the screen. The script is usually revised multiple times before a single foot of film is exposed (or the digital equivalent thereof). I’m not just talking about smaller stuff like dialogue polishes and the addition or deletion of scenes. Many times the core story is reworked in profound ways. Sometimes it’s downright shocking how different the final film can be from the initial drafts.
In this new (semi-regular) feature for Bloody-Disgusting, I’m going to take a look at some early drafts of scripts for horror films that you may have already seen and discuss the differences, whether they took a turn for the worse, better or just different. There are also a handful of scripts for sequels and remakes that never happened that are worth checking out – just to see what might have been.
These aren’t script reviews, and only rarely will I be breaking the stories down on a beat-by-beat basis. I’m just going to point out some cool, interesting and/or disastrous choices that happened along the way. Each installment will be different, and each installment will be fun. I’ll also be including sample pages (when available)* so you don’t have to take my word for it!
*This applies only to older and previously released films that are already part of the culture. We’re not in the business of leaking or sabotaging projects in development.
First up is Joe Dante’s Gremlins, written by Chris Columbus. Hit the jump to check it out! READ MORE
Thanks for David Harley for the heads up about this. Movies.com posted yesterday that apparently Light and Shadow Productions was making the Gremlins game 10 years ago for the Playstation 2, and Nintendo Gamecube. However based on the video below, you can tell why the project was canned.
How could you make a GOOD Gremlins game? READ MORE
It really bums me out that I just turned 30. What I would have done for the respect of toy companies when I was 6. I literally have no space for all of this awesomeness, and my imagination has taken a turn for the worst (not that I could see myself literally “playing” with these).
Still, I might have to muster up a spot for Vinz Clortho, the Keymaster of Gozer, a loyal minion demi-god who obeys The Destructor. In the 1984 Ghostbusters, Vinz possessed Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) and became one of the most beloved characters in the franchise (I would have loved his party!) This figure comes with an array of extras, including the dog head from the finale. Available in March.
Also available this March is “Marshmallow Mess Ray” who comes with a messy logo. In May you can snag “Egon with Lab Coat”, which appears to come with the library ghost! Lastly, in July Mattel releases “Winston with Slime Blower”.
I think the one thing that all of the toy companies are missing are toy “displays”. I’m not really looking to have Marshmallow Mess Ray and Vinz Clortho just handing out on my desk. I want a rooftop piece with a ginormous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man climbing up. NECA has the right idea with their Crow rooftop fight piece, and the Friday the 13th shrine set, but no toy company has really gone out of their way to create something spectacular (like a possessed Dana (with removable shirt) apartment set that comes with a demonic refrigerator).
Quickly turning their back on the 2010 remake, NECA has unveiled three brand new Freddy Krueger action figures based on the film’s initial trilogy! These badass A Nightmare on Elm Street toys bring us new Freddy’s from the title film, Freddy’s Revenge (sorry, no dead parakeet), and Dream Warriors. Each comes with an interchangeable head. But in all seriousness, who wouldn’t want the actual “Dream Warriors” in toy form? “Yo, Freddy! Where you hiding at, you burnt-faced pussy?” – Roland Kincaid
In addition, inside we threw up a quick look at NECA’s “The Walking Dead” busts. Eh, I’ll watch for McFarlane’s toy line based on Robert Kirkman’s comic.
While it appears NECA is continuing to shy away from horror lines based on specific franchises, they do have some really cool stuff in the pipeline.
Next to the new Freddy Krueger’s (images in next story), my favorite upcoming line is from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel featuring all sorts of interesting and new characters from “Rambo Gizmo” to the “Brain Gremlin”, “Mohawk/Stripe”, “Spider Gremlin” and more!
NECA also unveiled some absolutely incredible figures based on both James Cameron’s 1984 The Terminator and the 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The highlight of the batch are the original “Terminator” toys as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freakin’ AWESOME.
Lastly, inside you’ll find images of even more Predator figures from this past summer’s Predators, along with the toy based on the alien hunter from Predator 2. I’m not exactly sure who keeps buying all these. Who has a wall full of like 3o Predator toys? The 40-year-old virgin maybe?
Get ready for Tremors meets H.P. Lovecraft meets Gremlins!
Bloody Disgusting scored a first look at a trio of hi-res images from the Irish comedy horror Grabbers, two of which “tease” the creatures — personally, I’d rather be surprised than have them send us a bunch of photos ruining the look of the monster. You?
Helmed by Jon Wright and penned by Kevin Lehane, the creature feature stars Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Ruth Bradley (Flyboys) and Russell Tovey (The History Boys). It sees a sleepy Irish fishing village forced to fend off a blood-sucking sea creature with alcohol.
Get ready for Tremors meets H.P. Lovecraft meets Gremlins! Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has nabbed U.K. rights to Irish comedy horror Grabbers. Helmed by Jon Wright and penned by Kevin Lehane, the creature feature stars Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Ruth Bradley (Flyboys) and Russell Tovey (The History Boys). It sees a sleepy Irish fishing village forced to fend off a blood-sucking sea creature with alcohol. The Salt Company is handling international sales for the pic, which has begun lensing in Belfast and Donegal. READ MORE
Now in production from Salt is a new Irish/UK horror comedy from director Jon Wright. In the vein of Gremlins and Tremors comes Grabbers, which follows an odd-couple of policeman on Erin island suddenly find themselves dealing with dead whales, decapitated fishermen and tentacle sea creatures called “Grabbers.” As it turns out, the monsters consider alchoholic blood toxic, so the officers must get the entire town drunk off their asses in order to fend off the attack. Check out the art and a long synopsis inside. READ MORE
A man buys a Mogwai as a Christmas present for his son. The young boy is told to keep the pet away from water, out of the light and never to feed it after midnight. Inadvertently, the creature is dampened and almost instantly, produces half a dozen furry replicas of itself –which continue to multiply and turn the small town upside-down.