Well the votes are in and we discuss the best (and most god awful!) of 2013! Get ready to cheer and jeer till your heads explode like the guys in Scanners!
I also just want to take this time to say thank you to all of our listeners! You all made last months show the most listened to show throughout the history of News from the Crypt! We can only go up from here and you can bet myself, Tim, Lauren and David are all still roaring to bring you all what you love most….No, not another Paranormal Activity film. The best damn horror podcast for fans BY fans!
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In 1981, Scanners was another early gem for director David Cronenberg (which hopefully will receive the rumoured Criterion treatment soon). The mixture of a fantastic story, gory special effects and, of course, Michael Ironside, made it a hit for the man who would go on to create Videodrome (another favorite of mine), The Dead Zone and The Fly. So with all that success with Scanners and the inevitable screaming of “franchise” by Hollywood, Scanners II and Scanners III, both directed by Christian Duguay, eventually saw the light of day ten years later. To fill the void of a lack of a North American home release for the two sequels, Scream Factory has released a two-pack Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. While it’s obvious that neither sequel matched the original in a number of ways, do they still warrant your attention? READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Portland, Oregon rockers Sun Angle to bring you their amazing animated music video for “Raspberry”. Painstakingly hand drawn by bassist Marius Libman over the course of several months, the video pays homage to some of the greatest scenes in 80′s sci-fi/horror, including Poltergeist, Total Recall, Videodrome, Scanners, Ghoulies, and much, much more.
“Raspberry” comes from the band’s debut album Diamond Junk, which was produced by Menomena‘s Danny Seim. You can purchase the album on iTunes or through the New Moss Records Store.
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Movie posters seem to be a dying art these days. One of the reasons we get so excited over a good one is because it’s almost as rare as seeing a unicorn. While boutique companies like Mondo regularly craft amazing and passionate one-sheets, it’s a business that the studios themselves rarely engage in anymore. I mean, Drew Struzan is still around, don’t you guys think he should be working more? As far as horror posters go, the 70′s and 80′s were obviously the halcyon days.
And that’s not only in the US! Earlier today Lonmonster stumbled across a ton of 80′s horror movie posters from Thailand (via Monster Brains)! And they’re amazing! They’re like the classic 80′s US posters but go the extra mile that takes them totally over the top! If you’ve ever wanted to see insane one-sheets for Evil Dead, Scanners, Total Recall, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Evil Dead 2, The Amityville Horror, Return Of The Living Dead, Day Of The Dead, They Live and more… you’re in luck!
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David Cronenberg’s science-fiction horror classic Scanners may be headed to the small screen, reports Deadline. The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films is developing a drama series adaptation of the movies about a group of people with telepathic and telekinetic abilities, with The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, High Tension and Piranha 3D writer-director Alexandre Aja signed to executive produce the series and potentially direct the pilot.
Dimension was not involved in the original 1981 Scanners film or its sequels, but acquired the rights to the franchise in a development deal several years ago. The original plan was to mount a theatrical remake, with David Goyer tapped to write two drafts, and Rene Malo, Clark Peterson and Pierre David signed as producers.
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.