July 14, 2005, 8:35 a.m. CST
July 14, 2005, 8:37 a.m. CST
This is one of my absolute favorite Lovecraft stories... Brown Jenkin gives me nightmares. I trust Stuart Gordon to get this one right!!! Never has math been more scary?
July 14, 2005, 9:09 a.m. CST
I cant fucking wait for this. I've been waiting since The Creep Show for some proper filmakers to turn thier hand to Horror Shorts. Roughly how long is each episode? 1/2 an hour or an Hour? anyway join the revolution http://www.aintitcool.com/tb_display.cgi?id=86845
July 14, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
Each one's a full hour, John-Locke.
July 14, 2005, 9:26 a.m. CST
by fried samurai
I only subscribe to HBO,STARZ and ENCORE.SHOWTIME just isnt worth the extra 10 bucks.They usually get all the crappy movies and their series are subpar.Looks like I'll have to wait for the dvd to check this out.Sounds cool though...peace
July 14, 2005, 9:30 a.m. CST
Bliss, thanks mate. I have to admit your script sounds like the best basic premise. Is John doing his own music? Synthesizers and all?
July 14, 2005, 10:15 a.m. CST
by Darth Busey
But I love the Twilight Zone. Here's hoping some of these episodes have great mind-fuck endings. The two serial-killer/hitchiker one sounds like a good concept, as does Moriarty's.
Okay, for us super-horror dorks, without showtime I might add...what kind of dvd release could we expect and how fast? I'm hoping for a full box-set, and would gladly pay whatever they ask!
July 14, 2005, 10:56 a.m. CST
This can't be bad. MAybe one or two episodes (got no high hopes for the William Malone one. I love Haunted Hill, but I hate his Tales From The Crypt Episodes), but not the whole thing. Interesting: I didn't knew that Miike is doing an episode and I thought that Carpenter had left the project. Whatever. I wonder who Dick Miller will be in the Dante Episode.
July 14, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST
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July 14, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST
What the hell is this?!? I thought I had justb about everything Clive Barker ever published and I haven't even heard about this one! Is it an original story Barker wrote just for the series? Some magically obscure, previously uncollected short story? Fill me in!
July 14, 2005, 12:02 p.m. CST
If I could get to California, that's where I'd be. I'd be all stalker-like on that Tricia Helfer lady.
July 14, 2005, 12:05 p.m. CST
How the fuck is he a master of horror??? Carpenters worst piece of shit is better than Fear.Com or whatever dark castle movie he did (they all blend together)
July 14, 2005, 1:08 p.m. CST
Crank it up fuckers!
July 14, 2005, 1:10 p.m. CST
A pretty crappy music-related "Twilight Zone" wannabe called "Strange Frequency." I think it only lasted for a pilot. The ep had Eric Roberts as a serial killer of hitchhikers who picks up Chris Masterson (Malcolm in the Middle), who turns out to be a killer of drivers. They end up learning each other's identity and competing for a kill... Pretty silly stuff, but good enough to get stolen I guess (doesn't hurt that I'm probably the only person on the planet who saw this thing)
July 14, 2005, 1:11 p.m. CST
by Han Ol' Buddy
I thought I read that in previous articles. Just wondering.
July 14, 2005, 1:21 p.m. CST
Just strange. If it was explained prior to today, I missed it... I like the sound of these tho, most of them are "sexually charged" and/or deal with children. None of these guys should be let NEAR kids. The two zombie ones sound pretty fuckin weird, too.
July 14, 2005, 1:59 p.m. CST
The rest seem cool, too -- but not as much.
July 14, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST
by Roger Thornhill
I thought I read somewhere that he was tapped to direct one of these episodes.
July 14, 2005, 3:07 p.m. CST
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July 14, 2005, 4:01 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... but because of his schedule on LAND OF THE DEAD, I don't think he's finalized his plans yet. Like I said in the article, I think he's directing a script by Sean Hood, but I'm not sure about that.
July 14, 2005, 4:45 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
Anchor Bay is one of the producers of the show, and they've got plans for the eventual release of the project here in the US. I'm sure it'll be great.
July 14, 2005, 5:32 p.m. CST
Along with Blue Underground my favorite dvd-makers! Can't wait for the Blind Dead box set...but anyway. John-Locke, my computer is pretty much stoneage, so I don't think I can run bittorrent. Besides, I wanna own these and help support Anchor Bay, Showtime, and all the creators for taking the effort to give us these shows. And thanks for the quick response, Moriarty. I'm very much looking forward to your segment! Congrats on your future writing sucess & new fatherhood!
July 14, 2005, 5:40 p.m. CST
Sadly, Dante said Dick Miller will not be in his episode. They shot in Canada and could only bring 2 American actors. Anyway, that's what he said at the last Fangoria con.
July 14, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
Which is a good thing.
July 14, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST
In purely coincidental news, is Darren Aronofsky still working on an adaptation of Theodore Roszak's 1991 novel 'Flicker'? It's a strange, but great novel that's part fictional narrative and part film criticism. Synopsis follows: "From the golden age of art movies and underground cinema to X-rated porn, splatter films, and midnight movies, this breathtaking thriller is a tour de force of cinematic fact and fantasy, full of metaphysical mysteries that will haunt the dreams of every moviegoer. Jonathan Gates could not have anticipated that his student studies would lead him to uncover the secret history of the movies
July 15, 2005, 7:24 a.m. CST
Man, I still remember that story. Scared the shit out of me as a kid. Though I don't see any mention in the synopsis that Jenifer is supposed to be horrendously facially deformed (one of Wrightson's finest hours as a horror artist). I wonder if Argento's take will just keep the creepy-lethal-girl aspect of it, or if she will be deformed in the adaptation and have a really elaborate makeup job. Oh, you can find Wrightson's pencils for a page from 'Jenifer' here: http://www.twomorrows.com/comicbookartist/media/04jenifer.gif
July 15, 2005, 9:16 a.m. CST
What is it with movie geeks who aren't also readers? There really are some great tales here -- here's hoping it's all good gory horror and not a lot of campy crap. I'm so sick of "humorous" horror I can't tell you. Bring on the wicked dark nasty!!
July 15, 2005, 10:52 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
I am half rooting for this because the other day I was wondering what happened to horror anthology series like Tales From The Darkside. The only one that I believe has the potential to actually make an awesome movie if he tried is John Carpenter. Talent like his doesn't just disappear. Carpenter has made many movies I liked in the past, Prince of Darkness, They Live, The Thing, The Fog, and my fave of all time Halloween. But then he fell the fuck off. I hope this show is good. But I am not anticipating anything great. And why the fuck is this on Showtime and not HBO?
July 15, 2005, 10:58 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
Not just saying that either :)
July 15, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST
read it in an interview
July 17, 2005, 9:52 p.m. CST
He's my fave and I also thought of IN THE MOUTH which is one of my all time feve movies... Congratulations for bringing the master back, Drew- (I hope Dante's episode rocks as well)