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Episode 165 - "Super 8"

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This week we ride the nostalgia train back to 1979 and JJ Abram's summer blockbuster "Super 8".

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Horror Headlines: Friday May 27th, 2011

Oh boy oh boy! Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks if currently in discussions to sign on as an executive producer for the "The Strangers 2". I know, a Basketball player and a horror movie. Sounds like a perfect fit! Maybe some of his teammates can take on the acting roles. It'll be like those episodes of "Saturday Night Live" where an athlete hosts and no one watches.

Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games, recently sat down to discuss the much talked about "Bioshock" movie that everyone has pretty much given up on. According to Kenny though there's still a possibility and he'd be happy to see a movie be made. Of course based on the interview it sounds like there is no progress whatsoever but who knows. He then went on to use the word "pieces" so many times that I assume he was sitting in a room with a group of people who had agreed to do a shot every time he said it.

If I heard one consistent comment about Trent Haaga's "Deadgirl" it's that all the necrophilia is great but why isn't the picture quality better?! Well good news, you sick pervert who should be locked up, the 2008 sleepy hit is findings it's way to Blu-Ray on August 30th. For those of you not familiar with the movie it's about a couple of kids who find a living dead girl strapped to a table in an abandoned hospital and eventually end up having sex with her. I immediately regret telling you all that.

It's a slow day and everyone here at the BGH office has already taken off for the weekend so here's another new poster for "Super 8" which leads me to believe they're not even bothering to not make this movie look like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" anymore. Of course Steve Spielberg is the producer of the J.J. Abrams joint so maybe the two were at a bar one night and Abrams was complaining about Third Kind and Spielberg got sick of it and just said "well you try to make it better, prick!". What the hell do I know though.

In Real People News: 

I'm not sure I see the harm in this but some guards at a prison in China are in hot water after they were forcing inmates to work 12 hours shifts "gold farming" in a number of multilayer games. What that means is the prisoners would play games and earn gold in those games and then the guards could sell that gold in the game to people for real money. I can't begin to explain how proud I am of myself for not knowing that before I read the article.

"How am I suppose to get by without my cell phone?!". What no one saw "Doctor Dolittle 2"? Well if this 15 year old girl in Washington did or didn't I don't know but I know she did shoot her dad with a bow and arrow when he tried to take away hers. Which is a lot cooler than being able to talk to deer.

Horror Headlines: Monday September 20th, 2010

Columbia Pictures has announced that "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D" will hit theaters on February 17, 2012. I haven't received any sort of official memo from my office but I assume we'll be closed for the day in honor of this glorious event. Unless of course you're not going to see it in 3D, you only get a long lunch break then.

A gaggle full of new "Troll Hunter" clips have found their way online and they're full of troll goodness. For those of you not familiar with the film just think "The Blair Witch Project" but with trolls and without all the snot. Upgrade!

Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler are the first two cast members to be confirmed in the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration flick "Super 8". The film is rumored to be about a group of kids who film their high jinks on a super 8 camera in the 70's only to discover an alien in the film years later. I wonder if the same thing will happen 30 years from now when I finally watch my wedding video.

Some new stills of the new film "The Mortician" staring the one and only Method Man have been released. Did I mentioned the film is going to be in 3D? It's really implied at this point but I thought you'd be excited to know that you're going to get to see Method Man jump out of the screen and into your lap. Sinner.

In Real People News: 

A 28 year old father and substitute teacher in Florida has been arrested for masturbating in a Wal-Mart. The worst part? He "finished" on the Star Wars toys. There's literally nothing I can say to make this story any funnier.

On this day in history: 

1973 - Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, 30, died in a plane crash in Louisiana.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday March 14th, 2010

Everybody's been talking about the upcoming "Scream IV". With the original creative team involved, it has the potential to be good. Things could be taking a turn for the odd however as sources say they are now in talks to bring Jamie Kennedy back for the reunion. As for how, nobody is certain yet. Could he be a zombie? An evil twin? At this point in the game, he could easily play his original character Randy's chubbier dad!

While still firmly in the 'non-news' category, original "Jaws" producer Richard Zanuck still has a few words to say that might make your stomachs turn. In a recent L.A. Times article, Zanuck talks about how he and Spielberg met a few years back about bringing the original film back to theaters with updates effects and tacked on 3D graphics. Sadly, Zanuck still thinks this would be a great idea.

Kevin Smith is finally getting around to working on his long talked about "Red State" horror feature. Recently, he sat down with the folks at Film School Rejects to discuss a few details about the film. Likening the plot and feel of the movie to that of "Race With the Devil", a 1975 film about cultists chasing hapless tourists, he promises you can replace the devil worshipers with christian fundamentalists!

In Real People News: 

A West Virginia man is facing animal cruelty charges as police discover he was playing amateur cryogenics lab in his pet shop. Upon investigation, police found six kittens, one dog, five mice, one reptile and 10 rats frozen alive in his back room.

Despite his latest turn as a real life police officer for reality television, Stephen Seagal his headed to court. He has been accused of using his personal assistant as his personal sex toy. In addition to her, she claims that he also had two Russian attendants on staff for when he was feeling a bit randy.

On this day in history: 

1865 - President Abraham Lincoln receives a cranial gunshot wound from the nation's most famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the following day, primarily from ill-advised attempts to extract the bullet lodged in his brain.

Horror Headlines: Monday March 8th 2010

If you live in a cave, you may not have heard that the Academy Awards paid tribute to horror last night. Aside from being presented by two "Twilight" Sparkle Club alums, the list wasn't bad.

Craig Gillespie, director of "Mr. Woodcock" and "Lars and the Real Girl" has been tapped to help the "Fright Night" remake.

Amanda Seyfried confirmed in her red carpet interview last night that she will be donning the picnic basket for "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood.

In Real People News: 

A U.K. teacher not only allowed a student to have sex in his hotel room while on a class trip to Portugal, he even setup a camera to video tape the action. When caught by the student, the teachers excuse was "It's just a joke!"

Two cute and adorable pugs feast upon the flesh of their owner while he lay dead for nearly two weeks.

On this day in history: 

1973 - Paul McCartney is fined 100 UKP for growing marijuana at his farm on the Mull of Kintyre

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