Follows a team of US Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure — outfitted specifically for witness protection — yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence.
I’ve seen The Beacon. It was one of the very first five or so films I reviewed for this site! Oh, the days (of only a year or so ago). Anyway, it’s terrible – but I had a lot of fun with it (especially the makeup at the ending). But we each find our own ways through terrible movies, clinging on to different scenes that, however so briefly, part the clouds. And that’s precisely the point The Wolfman (@TheWolfmanCometh – on the boards) aims to illustrate here in his column!
We’re going to, on occasion, start examining decent scenes in otherwise bad movies. And we hope you’ll come along for the ride! Head inside for his take on The Beacon! READ MORE
Total Recall was one of the first DVDs I bought more than a decade ago, and has sat proudly on my shelf since. In the early days of the format, collector sets were insanely expensive – especially for a kid in high school – and Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi/action spectacle was one of the first that was introduced at a reasonable price point (and in a Mars tin no less!). The transfer was great at the time and the DVD was packed with special features, including an unintentionally hilarious commentary that ranks as one of my all-time favorites. READ MORE
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
Podcast Shadowlocked caught up with Battlefield Earth director Roger Christian who revealed that he’s currently in pre-production on a new sci-fi/horror film set to shoot this coming May.
From Minds Eye Entertainment, Stranded follows four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.
“[It's] Quite scary. We don’t have a creature,” he explains. “Our alien entity, which it is, is born on board. This woman gets pregnant and gives birth in a few days. It’s one of those weird things that happens very fast. The thing that’s on board imitates one of the crew members and takes him over…Our familiar character becomes the monster.”
Amanda Crew, Kevin Dillon, Michael Ironside, Tricia Helfer, Nick Stahl, Brendan Fletcher, Peter Facinelli and Luke Goss are all in talks to join the cast.
Christian is now in post on 13 Eerie. READ MORE
The movie centers on Bryn (Polo), a thirtysomething woman grieving over the loss of her 4-year-old son. Along with her college professor and author husband (Snell), Bryn moves into the charming old Beacon Apartments. There, she begins to see a boy who died in a fall down the Beacon’s elevator shaft while trying to escape his abusive father. With the help of an eccentric young professor (Urie), Bryn tries to save the boy’s spirit. Ironside plays a tough career cop who has adopted the residents.
The film is about an FBI agent tracking a serial killer with the help of his would-be-victims, all of whom have very different stories of their experiences.
A ten year old girl is found brutally murdered outside the small blue-collar city of Rochester, New York, and obsessed police detective Megan Paige (Eliza Dushku of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and DOLLHOUSE) suffers a mental breakdown while trying to solve the crime. But when the child-killings resume two years later, Megan’s return to the investigation also brings back her own horrific hallucinations. Even if she can prove a ‘double initial’ connection to the slayings, will she hang onto her sanity long enough to catch a psychopath?
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Directors returning for a second season include: Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Dario Argento (Suspira), John Carpenter (Halloween), Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Mick Garris (The Stand), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Peter Medak (The Changeling), Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn), Norio Tsuruta (Premonition).
THE MACHINIST is the story of TREVOR REZNIK, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia…
When Hamilton High’s Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school’s basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.