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E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL’s Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

It’s our first Spielberg veteran here at CFQi, and a good one, too. Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, but she had previously developed her genre chops in two landmark horror titles: Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES and Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING, [...]

Piranha (1978): Lenticular DVD Review

Piranha (1978): Lenticular DVD Review

Exploitation original gets new DVD makeover

Piranha (1978) horror film review

Piranha (1978) horror film review

Along with DEATH RACE 2000, this fun-filled exploitation horror film from 1978 is one of the great achievements to emerge from New World Pictures, a low-budget company that Roger Corman created after giving up hands-on directing to become an executive. New World churned out enjoyable exploitation fare for drive-in theatres and multiplexes in the 1970s, [...]