Archive for September, 2009

J.K. Rowling Joins Twitter!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , on September 30, 2009 by ghostradioworld


Apparently having had enough with people impersonating her on Twitter, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has joined herself.  Though she tells fans she isn’t likely to use the service much:

I am told that people have been twittering on my behalf, so I thought a brief visit was in order just to prevent any more confusion!

However, I should flag up now that although I could twitter endlessly, I’m afraid you won’t be hearing from me very often………. as pen and paper is my priority at the moment

You can visit her Twitter account here.

Video: Lovecraft Documentary Hits DVD and Blu-Ray!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , on September 29, 2009 by ghostradioworld


The 2008 documentary about horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, “Lovecraft:  Fear of the Unknown” will hit DVD and Blu-Ray on October 13, 2009.  The multi-award winner will feature extended interviews, a stills and art gallery, and a bonus short film.

Here’s a trailer to whet your appetite.

Stephen King Will Haunt Your Living Room … Again!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by ghostradioworld


Horror icon Stephen King is taking another stab at the small screen.  This time with an hour long series based on his novella “The Colorado Kid”.  The series , which has been entitled “Haven”, involves a small town in Maine (Well, it’s Stephen King, so you probably expected that bit.) where cursed individuals live, cut off from the rest of society.   And follows the adventures of an FBI agent who’s tasked with keeping the supernatural forces at bay, and unravelling the mystery which has cursed the area.


It will be produced by “The Dead Zone” alums  Scott Shepherd,  Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller.  The pilot was written by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn who served as staff writers on “The Dead Zone”.  Ernst and Dunn may also be familiar to podcasting fans for their screenwriting podcast “Sam and Jim Go to Hollywood”.   A superior show.  Unfortunately, they haven’t posted a podcast for about a year.

Indie studio E1 has already committed to producing 13 episodes of the series, and will fund the show through joint domestic and overseas backing.

Video: Irish Lake Monster!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Video with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

This video is worth watching for the charming narration alone.  We don’t think the “monster” footage is as impressive as the narrator does, but we sure enjoyed listening to him spin his yarn.

We think you too will find it an enjoyable way to spend nine minutes.

Video: Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Trailer

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

new freddy krueger

Interesting trailer.  Looks like the remake follows the original pretty closely.  Many shots and scenes pulled straight from the Wes Craven classic.

But does anyone else get the sense from the opening that they might be trying a new spin, making Freddy innocent of his original crimes?

That would be a unique take!

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Contest: Win a Copy of TRICK ‘R TREAT

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , on September 28, 2009 by ghostradioworld

trick 'r treat

Trick ‘r Treat is one of the most heralded, but least seen, horror movies of recent years.  And if you’re one of those who hasn’t seen it yet, it’s time to bop on over to Dread Central and enter their current contest for a chance to win copies of the film on Blu-Ray and DVD.

For details on how to enter the contest click here.

Matchstick Dalek!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Weird News with tags , , , on September 27, 2009 by ghostradioworld


From the Daily Telegraph:

This full scale matchstick model of one of television’s scariest aliens is the work of Brian Croucher, 66, who spent more than two years on the task in the sitting room of his end of terrace house in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

He finished it last month by applying the last of three coats of clear varnish to the 480,000 matches which have been cut, shaped and sanded into the 5ft 3in extraterrestrial.

“I spent an hour or maybe two on it at a day because I have a bad back and it is difficult sitting still for such a long time,” said Mr Croucher, a retired electroplater. “Besides, it can be a tedious business.”

Mr Croucher was bitten by the matchstick modelling bug 30 years ago when he watched his nephew struggling to make a model of his mother’s house. He said: “I told him it looked good but bet him that I could make a matchstick boat and finish it before he finished his house. He gave up half way through but I carried on.

For the rest of the article click here.

Dimension Goes Old School

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by ghostradioworld


The Weinstein Company is in trouble these days.  And it may be Dimension that saves their bacon.

In a recent interview with Variety, Dimension head Bob Weinstein said, “I’m going back to doing what I do best.”  What does that mean?  Well, that means emphasizing franchises and 3D.

Neve Campbell will be returning for Scream 4, Robert Rodriguez will be offering a Spy Kids 4, and remakes of Hellraiser and Scanners are in the offing … in 3D!  Short Circuit and An American Werewolf in London are also slated for 2D remakes.

“These films are our strength, and we are committed to doing them in style,” Weinstein told Variety.

Hmmm … not sure about that.  Dimension made its name with original Horror franchises.  Not going the reheat route.   And though remakes and 3D may look like a safe bet in these difficult times, will it ever replace the power of an exciting new franchise?  We don’t think so.

This move may keep Dimension alive.  But we doubt it will lend them the dominance they once had.  Because the an old school move at the end of the day just feels … old.

V Remake Gets Split Season

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by ghostradioworld


The remake of the eighties classic alien TV show “V” has been getting excellent buzz.  But news was announced this week that the first season will be split into two parts.  A four episode “sampler” will air in November, and the remaining nine episodes to be shown in March.

ABC is apparently attempting to avoid competition with “American Idol” and the Winter Olympics.  But this move has fans worried.

It does seem an odd.  As this is often something you do with a show you don’t have much confidence in.  But perhaps they believe that in this age of fractured TV viewing the initial sampler will build excitement for the March return.

Guess it all depends on how well those four episodes play.  If it plays like an exciting movie which begs a sequel, this could work well.  But if it just plays like the first four eps of TV show, than such a schedule could just aggravate fans.

Raimi to Gives us Rampaging Yetis!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by ghostradioworld


Sam Raimi announced an interesting project this week.  A film called Refuge about a small village plagued by assaults from a Yeti.

The project will be the freshman effort of British music video director Corin Hardy.  But, in order to demonstrate his ability with the material, Hardy will be directing a short film as a “proof of concept.”  British scribe Tom De Ville (“Lexx”) will pen the script.

Yetis … Raimi …  a combination that’s  hard to resist.

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