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Hulk photo

Hulk photo

Over at the Vault of Horror, we find this photo of the re-booted Hulk:

The image prompted the Vault’s webmaster to comment:

With a script rewrite by Edward Norton–who takes over the role of Bruce Banner–rumor has it this new one seeks to undo the damage wrought by Ang Lee’s overly sober and somewhat pretentious outing. Also, [...]

Holiday Films for 2008

Apparently unhappy with this year’s output of holiday films, the Hollywood Reporter casts its eyes toward next yearand finds a glut of high-profile releases that (it predicts) will wow audiences. Many of the most potentially lucrative are sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, even if falling only on the borderline of the genres.
The next James Bond film [...]

Waterhorse reviews

Waterhorse reviews

Cinematical’s Kim Voynar says:
The Water Horse mostly fires on all cylinders. It’s a charming little tale about a lonely boy who finds courage he never knew he had, a cute little sea creature who grows quickly into an impressive vision of what the Loch Ness Monster might look [...]

Cybersurfing: Eyeing

Cybersurfing: Eyeing “The Orphanage”

In a combination of review and interview at EyeWeekly.Com, Jason Anderson proclaims:
Elegantly rendered and effectively spooky, The Orphanage courts the same viewers that may or may not have much love for genre movies but still happily lost themselves in Pan’s Labyrinth — in other words, folks too classy to admit to seeing a Wishmaster movie. [...]

CyberSurfing 12/27/07

What news of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror is wafting through the Internet this holiday season? Follow us, and find out…
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT FOR CHRISTMAS is a nice article that examines the historical importance of the film and looks at some of the flaws that have been corrected in the latest DVD release.

Scripting “I Am Legend”

One-time Cinefantastique writer Dan Gire has an profile of screenwrtier Mark Protosevich about bringing Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend to the screen for the third time. The most interesting tidbit is that that crappy happy ending was the work of producer Akiva Goldsman (whose name is mis-spelled “Goldsmith” in the article), not Protosevich, whose [...]

When “ho-ho-ho” gives way to “horror”

DailyNews.Com has an article looking at the preponderance of horror-themed movies out in time for Christmas: the bloody SWEENEY TODD, the spooky THE ORPHANAGE, and the monster-fest ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM. Less scary but still involing a monster is WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP. What’s goint on here? Is Christmas being totally debased by [...]

AVP:R – worst film of the year?

Lucius Gore of has endured ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM, and he is not happy, calling it “easily the worst movie of 2007″ and a “sacrilege” perpetrated against the 1979 ALIEN. He also advises that AVP:R should be used “in film classes as an example of what can go wrong with a movie.” Read the [...]

Movies that go

Movies that go “Splat!”

Our friends at are now hosting a handful of free, full-length movies: the entertaining if more than slightly over-the-top HORROR EXPRESS; George A. Romero’s original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD; and the old U.S. cut of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED. The last title holds perhaps the most value: in 2000, Argento’s film was released on [...]

Box Office: Treasure #1 but AVP2 bows big

NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS was the big winner over the long holiday weekend, earning a massive $65.44-million from Friday to Tuesday, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM was almost as impressive: opening in 2,563 theatres on Christmas Day, the film earned one-day gross of $9.52-million – enough to land in the #7 position at the U.S. box [...]