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The 90s: Designer Horror

Somewhere in the 80s, someone got the idea that horror should be less frightening and more sexy and trendy. I am not sure where it happened, but a good starting point might be Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The “World Premiere Video” back when MTV aired videos and before its implosion was the thing to see. Director […]

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Resident Evil HD combo pack announced

A little while back I wrote an article about how Capcom is re-releasing “Resident Evil 2” to new-gen consoles. Later on they announced that they were remaking “Resident Evil Zero”, a prequel to the original “Resident Evil”. Now Capcom has announced that they are bundling together “Resident Evil Zero” with the HD remaster of the […]

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Consuming Cynema PART II

The road to the remake is a winding one. There is no clear pathway toward the answer of whether they are good or bad, needed or unwanted. They exist. They will continue to be made because there is demand. My previous article opened with a quote from George Bush’s post 9-11 speech which hinted at […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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Big Apes, Big Cynema

“When Jaws die, nobody cry . When my Kong die, everybody cry.” – Dino DeLaurentiis, producer Younger viewers have almost no idea who legendary producer Dino DeLaurentiis was. Some saw him as the Italian forerunner of Michael Bay; creator of expensive, big budget, soulless films followed by similar producers like Alexander and Ilya Salkind, Peter […]

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Cynema: Godzilla vs. Gino

“We spared no expense.” – Sir Richard Attenborough, Jurassic Park Rumors circulated Hollywood since the early 1990’s of an American Godzilla movie. Writers and directors left the project and by 1996, Toho and Sony/Tri Star came to terms and the producing team of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were anointed to bring a full fledged […]

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Halloween III: A Second Look

  “You don’t really know much about Halloween.”  – Conal Cochran  It’s the one without Michael Myers. It has nothing to do with the other movies. This one sucks. Right? Well you’re right on two counts.  Halloween III: Season of the Witch does not have Michael Myers. It is not connected in any way to […]

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Resident Evil 2 HD remake confirmed

News broke just a couple of days ago that “Resident Evil 2” the astonishing sequel to the original is getting an HD remake. Yoshiaki Hirabayashi , producer of the first Resident Evil remake which came out back in January will be returning to helm this remake as well. Capcom was behind this remake full way […]

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