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Welcome to Godzilla Week

Godzilla / Gojira

Here he comes, the King of Monsters, one of the great pop culture icons of all time, the one and only Godzilla. This giant lizard has been stomping around for the past fifty-five years, variably as villain, hero, and antihero. He's faced dozens of other monsters, from the benevolent Mothra to the world-conqueror King Ghidorah. He's been the subject of cartoons, pop songs, and a metric ton of collectible toys. This week, Classic-Horror.com has teamed up with The Sci-Fi Block to honor the big guy with a week of reviews. Each day this week, Monday through Friday, we'll post a new Godzilla review here at Classic-Horror, and a different review of the same film will go up over at SFB.

Monday, May 18th: Godzilla 2000 (1999) -- Classic-Horror review / Sci-Fi Block review

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Keanu Reeves is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Woah.

Keanu Reeves

First of all, I apologize for the subject line. I'm sure there was a way to work in "I know kung fu" instead, but it's late and I'm tired. Moving on. Keanu Reeves will star in Universal's Jekyll, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "modern retelling" of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) will write the script and Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher I-III) is in negotiations to direct.(read more...)

Classic-Horror.com Joins the League of Tana Tea Drinkers

League of Tana Tea Drinkers

If you swing your gaze over to the site's sidebar, you'll notice a brand-new addition -- a badge that proudly proclaims that Classic-Horror.com has joined the League of Tana Tea Drinkers. The invitation came this morning and I accepted it almost instantly. But what is this mysterious organization sometimes known as LOTT-D? Is it a cult? Is it a conspiracy? Or is it something even more sinister -- a collective of the top horror bloggers on the Internet?!

Wait, yes, it's that third one. Sorry to ruin the suspense.(read more...)

The Week in Classic Horror: April 19 - 25, 2009

We've been generally inconsistent in posting these and for that I apologize. However, given all the neat stuff coming up over the next few months (announcements to be made soon), well, the trend is unlikely to change. So let's get down to some of the stories posted last week that were of note to fans of classic horror movies.(read more...)

Universal Remaking "Videodrome" as an "Action Thriller"

Videodrome poster

Universal will remake David Cronenberg's Videodrome, according to this Variety.com article. If you suddenly feel waves of anger coming at you from you computer screen, well, that's me. I'm transmitting my own Videodrome signal. I'm a pretty laidback guy when it comes to the remake machine. I wish they'd stop, but I'd rather occupy my time with the original films. However, when I see a sentence like, "The new picture will modernize the concept, infuse it with the(read more...)

Polanski's "Repulsion" Gets the Criterion Treatment

Criterion Repulsion box

Roman Polanski's seminal cinematic headtrip, Repulsion (1965), hasn't really received the DVD treatment it so richly deserves... until now, that is. The Criterion Collection has announced a July 28th release date for their edition of Repulsion, available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.(read more...)

Official Director's Cut of "Night of the Creeps" Coming to DVD

Night of the Creeps poster art

Bloody-Disgusting brings the very welcome news that Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps, a film long absent from the home video market, will finally be coming out on DVD this October from Sony Home Video. According to DVD producer Michael Felsher in a chat with the horror podcast Deadpit.com, Dekker himself is putting together a director's cut that restores the original ending and that they are "going balls to the wall with the special features in it." I, for one, am excited as hell.

Night of the Creeps is an affectionate B-movie homage about alien parasites who turn their hosts into zombies. Tom Atkins himself stars as Detective Ray Cameron, a sardonic cop who gets all the best lines, including his oft-repeated greeting, "Thrill me." We'll have more news on this DVD as we get it.

The Week in Classic Horror: March 21 - 27, 2009

Another week, another set of interesting articles and news bits from around the web. Inside there's more information on Rob Zombie's Halloween sequel, a controversy surrounding the English subtitles in the American DVD release of Let the Right One In, a few thought-provoking reviews, and more!

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Quite Interesting: "The Peter Cushing Song" Music Video

If you poke around YouTube long enough, you'll find this clip from the British entertainment program QI. In it, the panelists discuss horror movie stars. Of particular amusement are Alan Davies's impromptu song about Peter Cushing and host Stephen Fry's dead-on impersonation of Vincent Price. As a tie-in to the DVD release of the third season of QI, the producers have released an amusing music video for Davies's Cushing ditty. Continue on to see it.(read more...)

New Karloff and Lugosi DVD Box from Warner Bros. for Halloween

The Walking Dead poster

In their annual chat with the Home Theater Forum, representatives from Warner Bros. Home Video announced that a Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi DVD box set was being prepped for a Halloween release. The four movies in the set will be The Walking Dead (Michael Curtiz, 1936), You'll Find Out (David Butler, 1940), Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945), and Frankenstein 1970 (Howard W. Koch, 1958 - presented in anamorphic widescreen). The information appears in the chat transcript just over halfway down the page.(read more...)

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