Every year in September, just as the leaves start turning entrancing shades of gold and red, we start watching scary movies in our house. It’s just what you do. Clean up after supper, gather some blankets, snacks and beverages, then browse through DirecTV, Netflix, Prime, and Hulu, and if all else fails, resort to our […]
Now and then, when I’m reading something new, I say to myself “Holy cow! That should be a movie,” and then I usually add it to a list for some future day when I have time to blog about it. You can read the previous examples, 12 Real Stories Begging for Movie Treatment, and 9 […]
For anyone who has taken the Universal Studios tour, it’s no secret that thousands of films and television shows have been shot on the studio lot, and many feature one of the most recognizable false-front landmarks on the lot, the “Clock Tower,” a courthouse set piece that figures prominently in the 1985 blockbuster Back to the […]
Just about every movie you can think of once had someone else cast in the lead role, only to have the part go to someone else who became a household name. Like Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones, or Meryl Streep as Ripley in Alien. Having a little more fun with Photoshop, here are five more […]
Tales of actors that almost got the role of a lifetime, only to have it go to someone else, have always fascinated me. So, just having a little fun with Photoshop, here are five actors who almost got the iconic roles that turned other actors into household names.
I was practically born with a weakness for anthology horror. My mom raised me on scary stuff. There were nights on the couch, watching scary movies and munching popcorn with the lights off, and I always had a weakness for The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. As I got older, I discovered I liked […]
Right from the beginning, “The Root of the Problem” grabs you with a delightfully campy yet intense delivery. In this short film from 2012, Director Ryan Spindell ratchets up the tension from the opening moments and delivers an episode of mysterious dread in a 1950s dentist’s office. This tale would have been right at home […]
Today, for Short Film Friday, I’ve selected State Zero, a short post-apocalypse film by Andree Wallin. This low-budget indie film looks like a big-budget blockbuster. The description from the State Zero YouTube channel sets the stage as such:
Submitted for your review today, three dark and original short films you can watch in a half hour when you’re killing time. I found them all entertaining.
Truth really is stranger-than-fiction, and the news breaks on something unbelievable every day it seems. Every now and then I’ll read something and think to myself, “Wow. Why haven’t they made a movie out of that?” There are a lot of astounding events of the past that have yet to receive big screen treatment. With […]