Archive for February, 2011

Saturn Award Nominees!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

You’re probably awarded-out after the weeks of Oscar build up.  But we live in an award winning world.  And just when the award hoopla ends for one ceremony, another comes along.  Today it’s the Saturn Awards.  The Awards of the Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films.  Some good choices.  We’re especially pleased to see Never Let Me Go getting recognition in several categories.

See the full list of nominees after the jump!

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Posted in Ghosts, Movies, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

That is one creepy looking kid.  And if you enjoyed that delve into a whole passel of stills after the jump.  Yeah, we used the word “passel”.  Live with it.

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All of Rick Baker’s Oscar Wins and Losses!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

It warmed the cockles of our heart to see Rick Baker take home his seventh Oscar.   It’s not that he needs any more recognition.  But we’re a bunch of Starlog/Fangoria kids who’ve been following Baker’s career for decades.  And we feel invested.  We also wanted to share a few factoids.

This is Baker’s seventh win.  What are the six other films he won Oscars for?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001), Men in Black (1998), The Nutty Professor (1997),  Ed Wood (1995), Harry and the Hendersons (1988), and An American Werewolf in London (1982).

Yup, Harry and the Hendersons is an Oscar wining film.

He lost five times.  Those films were:

Norbit (2008); Life (2000); Mighty Joe Young (1999); Coming to America (1989);  and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).

And here’s a few films that he worked on that received no Oscar attention and probably should have:

King Kong (1976), Gorillas in the Mist (1988) , and Planet of the Apes (2001).

Harlan Ellison’s “OSCAR” Memories!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by ghostradioworld

This clip, from the fantastic documentary “Dreams With Sharp Teeth“, outlines Harlan Ellison‘s experience making The Oscar.  So don’t tell us we don’t offer more interesting Oscar coverage than your average site.  And, if you liked the clip, check out the rest of this documentary.  It’s currently streaming on Netflix.  Well worth your time.


Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by ghostradioworld

On the eve of the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards were held in sunny Santa Monica.  And psychological horror film Black Swan took most of the major awards,  winning Best Film, Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Actress (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique).  This is a great sign for low budget genre cinema.  And a reminder to filmmakers that you don’t need a big budget to make a big impact.

Latest on HELLRAISER Reboot!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Bloody Disgusting reports the latest on the Hellraiser reboot in an interview with director Patrick Lussier.   Another horror reboot … sigh.  Does this one have a reason for being?  Lussier thinks it does.   The focus will be different, he claims.  And what will that focus be?

Lussier claims the reboot will focus on the Lament Configuration puzzle box and the world it creates:

Yes, the world of the box, the world of what happens within the box and what the box does … I think one of the main things we wanted to do was – Clive has created such a…you know, he’s a real world-builder in everything that he does…all his stories are magnificent…but the ‘Hellraiser’ story feels like you’re only seeing a fragment of what that world is. And because his original ‘Hellraiser’ movie is clearly such a personal film…we talked about it [like it] wasn’t like remaking ‘My Bloody Valentine‘ or something that was very much a great fun movie, original, but at the same time it’s part of a series, like ‘Prom Night’ and ‘Terror Train’. It’s a movie of a time that was created for a specific reason. And with ‘Hellraiser’…we want to be very respectful of the original film and not just try to re-tell that story, because that story exists. You can see that movie any time you want…it’s such a great landmark horror film, obviously, a landmark film by a major artist.

Fans of the franchise will also be pleased with to here that Lussier insists it will be “an R-rated movie” and “it would not be a teen movie”.

What about the cenobites?  Lussier says they’re crucial.  But they will look different:

I will tell you that the original pitch was the look of Pinhead. That’s how we pitched it. But uh…what that is I’m not gonna tell you. But that was very much how we pitched the film.

Is the film in 3D?  Lussier says that hasn’t been decided.  He argues the  “gothic” nature of the material might not be suited to 3D.   Lussier’s current film Drive Angry and his last film My Bloody Valentine are both in 3D.


Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Do you dig South Korean serial killer thrillers?  This is the latest.  And looks like it’s a good one.  It begins a limited US engagement on March 4, 2011.

Ratings for “V” Stabilize!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

“V” fans have been on tenterhooks.  Is their show sticking around?  Is it gonna be canceled?  And the ratings haven’t been much help.  They’ve been up.  They’ve been down.  They’ve been bouncing all around.  But finally this week it appears they’ve stabilized, holding at a 1.9 rating (18-49) for the second week running.   Although this doesn’t secure the future of the show, it makes a future look much more likely.

Bigfoot Movie Book on the Way!

Posted in Books, Cryptozoology, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

According to Cryptomundo, Macfarland books is publishing a new book entitled The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television. The author Dave Coleman offered this statement:

I’m truly thrilled that after literally years of work, The Bigfoot Filmography will be available for the Bigfoot Cinema fans like myself, many of whom equally feel they’ve been “in hiding” as much as any cryptid for their dedication to a what is still (until publication date!) a misunderstood cinema genre. More info as it becomes available, of course!

The book will be released next fall!

Panther Spotted in Manchester!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Weird News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by ghostradioworld

This year continues to be a big one for “mysterious cat” sightings.  The latest occurred in Golborne, a borough of Greater Manchester in the UK.  And this time in addition to sightings mutilated swans were found.  From the police’s official statement:

On Friday, February 11, police were called to Golborne Road, Wigan, following reports two lambs had been found dead.

At just after 10am on Sunday, February 13, police were called to the Three Sisters Recreation area following reports three swans had been found dead.

Officers from the Ashton-in-Makerfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team and the division’s wildlife crime officer are supporting inquiries being made by the Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust Ranger Service.

Although the local officials believe it may be a fox or other local animal.  Many in the area believe it to be one of the mysterious black cats rumored to roam the UK.

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