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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Teddy Bear Scorned – ‘Teddy Bears Are For Lovers’ Coming To The Big Screen

The Joe Dante produced short film Teddy Bears Are For Lovers has been floating around for a few years.  The silly, fun and surprisingly effective short film certainly has the Gremlins vibe although for me – I get more of a TED meets Chucky vibe.  Anyway – the reason we are talking about a 2-year-old […]

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“King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen” (Fantastic Fest, 2017): Maverick Genre Film Auteur’s Career Gets an Engrossing Look in Top-Notch Documentary

I first watched prolific writer and director Larry Cohen’s work as a child, long before I figured out who he was and how much I enjoyed his creative output. Writer/director Steve Mitchell reminded me of this with his incredible documentary King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, while exposing me to sides and […]

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[Podcast] Twilight Zone: The Movie – Episode 104 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “You wanna see something really scary?” Submitted for your approval, a podcast looking back at an anthology film that’s a remake of a classic TV show. Four segments. Four directors. Analyzed by four men. Attempting to figure out which is better. What caused the infamous tragedy on the film’s set? Which one makes the […]

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[Podcast] The Howling (1981) – Episode 97 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“You can’t tame what’s meant to be wild, Doc. It just ain’t natural.” – John Carradine sets the cast straight with his witty and biting dialog provided by writer John Sayles for Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling. Yes, the “other” werewolf film from 1981 – a bit unfair comparison, certainly, because this film truly […]

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“Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex” (Fantasia 2016): Creepy Crawly Creature Creators

Full disclosure: practical creature effects are geek porn for me. As far back as I can remember, practical creatures represented true magic. This probably started with Disney and Universal Theme Park attraction animatronics, but really translated into creature heavy movies and their making of specials. I remember watching the VHS of the behind the scenes documentaries for Jaws and Jurassic […]

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“Dark” (2015): ‘Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, …’*

Most of Dark takes place in New York City during the regional blackout that hit the northeastern portion of the U.S. on Thursday, August 14, 2003. The film opens the night before the blackout with a love scene between Leah and Kate. But Kate wants things a little rougher than Leah is willing to dish […]