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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

If you consider yourself a sci-fi horror fan or cult movie aficionado and haven’t seen Galaxy of Terror then you need to do yourself a favor and buy, rent, borrow or steal the Roger Corman produced piece of awesomely gory, brutal trash called GALAXY OF TERROR.

You’ll see a woman raped by a giant maggot, Sid Haig wielding the coolest sci-fi cutting tool this side of the glaive, a tone very much in line with the kind of sci-fi horror we’d come to love in Event Horizon (Paul WS Anderson’s only genuinely good movie) and video games like Dead Space and its sequel.

Not only is there a lot of young talent in front of the camera (including a pre-Freddy Robert Englund), but in the Roger Corman tradition we have a future superstar working crew. That man is Mr. James Cameron, who acted as production designer on this film a few years before he’d step into his own sci-fi with The Terminator and then really take it to the next level with Aliens.

Hope you guys enjoy the shot of Mr. Cameron at work in the production offices!

 

 

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is from an Academy Award Best Picture winner and features one of my favorite screen bad guys!

-Quint
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Cool!

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    First?

    by Blanket-Man

    Cameron's, that is.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Is that James Cameron, or Barry Gibb?

    by jim

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Love Galaxy of terror

    by disfigurehead

    Best maggot rape scene ever!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Event Horizon a good movie?

    by the_scream

    Perhaps WS Anderson's best movie, with a good premise. But it was a pretty bad movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I had to kill James Cameron for making a mistake...

    by Dick Jones

    ...in making Avatar. Simply awful movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    "Paul WS Anderson’s only genuinely good movie"

    by KilliK

    yeah because Mortal Kombat which still remains the best videogame movie adaptation ever wasnt good enough. thank god you are in the minority Quint,while Anderson remains a successful director after all these years and keeps fucking one of the hottest women in this planet.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    BTW BIG JIM started his own twitter account last week

    by KilliK

    here is the link: http://twitter.com/JimCameron

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    "Best maggot rape scene ever! "

    by KilliK

    interesting.it reminds me a b-movie from the 70s/80s where a young woman was raped by her boyfriend who had turned into a humanoid locust.human mind is so sick.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Better than Avatar

    by Thall_Joben

    By a mile.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    James Cameron. from wasting his talent into shitty z-movies

    by KilliK

    to solely creating epic masterpieces like Titanic and Avatar.thank god destiny was merciful with him.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    So thats where they came up with DOOM

    by Dhaemon

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Just "...a woman..."?!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    She's Joanie (AKA Erin Moran) little Richie Cunningham's sister all grown up! Reason No. 374 why this movie kicks galactic ass.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    I miss the days when having a beard was cool

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Nowadays you can only be socially acceptable with a beard if you are a director or a fat guy I say we bring back the beard!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    killik

    by D_T

    Is that The Terror Within? That's also a Corman flick :D

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Sorry, meant to add, re: raping humanoid locust

    by D_T

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    killik

    by AugustusMacReady

    Beast Within?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    oh i dont remember the title of the flick guys

    by KilliK

    i only remember the young woman who was blond and pretty hot.let me check imdb.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    It is sad that there is nothing like Roger Corman's studio

    by lv_426

    around these days to train and prepare new filmmakers like they did back then. So many great filmmakers were schooled by working for Corman. Just reading interviews with Cameron where he recollects the days of working for Corman, while a ton of work, sound better and more educational than any film school on the face of the Earth. Now it seems the only way to get noticed is to know somebody powerful in the industry or make a gimmicky short film or viral video and get lots-o-views on the old You Tube. The storytelling and innovation of that late 70's to mid 80's ear and just plain craftsmanship of films, even these old Corman B-movies, seems very rare these days. The only major innovations we have today are primarily technical related, special effects, and certain types of camera technology. Even the top of the line digital cinema cameras like the Red One produces footage that, to my eyes, often looks too clinical and digital compared to film. Not only that, films shot back in the 70's, 80's, and 90's, when getting remastered for Blu-ray often times have the grain structure reduced or even completely removed. Unless it is heavy heavy uber-distracting grain, they should leave it in. Now some do it properly (Aliens Blu-ray), while others don't (Predator Ultimate Hunter Edition). Almost everything about mainstream films these days feels too sanitized and clean. It fells as if nearly every film is infected with corporate strategy and caution that has drained almost all the life out of it before the cameras roll.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    "from wasting his talent into shitty z-movies"

    by MooseMalloy

    Obviously this person has no idea or clue as to how the film and tv industry work. Also, there are no such things as "Z-movies".

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    lv_426 well said

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Worked late, without pay.

    by Shoegeezer

    That's what's missing from today's equivalent of the B-movie. They all have a depressing sheen of competency, a will-this-do? amount of effort. They were a real rites of passage and training ground, with movies like Android, Galaxy Of Terror and The Sword And The Sorcerer, you got the impression that everyone worked late, without pay. Because they were doing what they really wanted to do. These days the Asylum and Mega-thing movies give the impression that everyone couldn't wait to clock off. Two films that recently gave the impression they were made by people who could give a shit were Monsters and Hunter Prey. Both films had loads of problems but you could clearly see they were made with a lot of love.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    In Nashville...Sir Cecil Creape

    by imaxguyaustin

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I want a DEAD SPACE movie.

    by blackwood

    Love that franchise. Both games are fantastic. The first DVD anime was solid. Comics are cool. Haven't gotten around to the book yet but I will. Great universe and mythology, fairly derivative but in the best possible way with enough of its own to make to feel whole. Never saw GALAXY OF TERROR. I will definitely check it out. I feel that 'space horror' is an underexplored genre. Maybe I'm just underread. I would count SOLARIS and 2001 as space horrors. Sort of. EVENT HORIZON was solid. I watched it the other day after finishing DEAD SPACE 2 because I had a yen on. Hasn't aged 'well', necessarily, but still manages to be creepy. PWSA is not the bag of shit AICN tried to make him out as. He's no genius, but he's definitely a pretty good B-grade schlock maker. And each RESIDENT EVIL film has made more money that the previous one. I think because he's great at filming his wife being awesome with monsters and zombies and, really, I'm cool with that. The one thing that bugs me about PWSA is that I think he honestly, truly verges on something approaching (B-level) greatness but doesn't ever seem to know how to get there. I want AVATAR: PANDORABLE! or whatever soon. I think Jim can pull out a sequel that's pretty fantastic.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    killik-you may recall a BTS of Cameron working on Escape From New York

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    A Z movie? BTW, did everyone who worked in film in the 80's sport a groovy looking beard?

  • produces would be hard to reproduce for a film, and near unbearable for an audience. And the game is so cinematic in it's look, I'd be happy with no adaptation. Speaking of PWSA, Resident Evil seemed to hold great promise for a film because of the tension and shocks, and he turned it into Alice In Matrixland.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Forgot to mention Robert Skotak

    by stopmo forever

    That's the equally talented Robert Skotak next to Jim Cameron.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Hopefully tomorrow's is from No Country

    by JAG_off

    Mr. Anton Chigurh himself, anyone? That would be awesome.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    lv_426

    by maxjohnson1971

    Ditto

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Damn_Dirty_Ape

    by maxjohnson1971

    I agree that Cameron is a huge talent, and I will say I USED to be a fan. But now? The guy is so full of himself and such a windbag I can't stand to listen to him talk anymore. If he'd stick to movies, I wouldn't mind. But he had to go the anti-America, anti-capitalist, tree-hugger, doom and gloom route. I think when John McCain hosted SNL, he said it best when he was in that fake commercial for 'McCain sings Barbara." "How do you like it Babs?" I have no problem with someone using their celebrity to bring attention to things, but don't be an asshole about it. Otherwise, yeah, Cameron is talented. I can't argue against that. (I do wish he'd get back to making some good movies though. I hated Titanic and Avatar. Everything before that was pretty good.)

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    It's Jim and a youngster known then as "Pete Jackson"

    by CountryBoy

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    WTH? Galaxy of Terror..

    by nolan bautista

    ..and no mention of Erin Moran? Chachi says Damn you all to hell!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    writefortheedit!

    by nolan bautista

    we meet again! i always knew that someone who posts that Roy Lichtenstine is still working from "beyond the grave" is sharp enough to recognize Richie Cunninghams little sister..i salute you sir!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    raped by a giant maggot?

    by thepoohguy

    Why is Harry in the movie?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Sid Haig vs the crystal throwing stars

    by BarryConvex

    Sid Haig's death scene is easily my favorite scene in the whole film.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen this since the 80's cable days...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    I recently picked up the new Corman collection Blu-Rays of Piranha and Death Race 2000. Maybe I'll have to pick this one up as well. like Lv_426 said above, I think studios like these are sadly missing from today's industry. Perfect on the job training for future filmmakers to learn the craft and hone their talent. Seems like B movies back then were made with more passion and care than most of today's big budget studio films. BTW, Event Horizon was not that bad, especially for a PWS movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    lv 426 - Technology is cheaper now though

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Red cameras are expensive but less so than an old film camera in comparison. Digital storage is cheap and there are multiple editing options now. Maybe there is no need for Corman... people can do it by themselves, like Monsters. If that is true is another matter though, technology may be cheaper but that does not mean a film writes itself or directs itself. As for technology, It depends how Red is processed and in certain instances it can have a very pronounce digital grain. The new Arri cameras may supercede Red and get rid of a lot of the short falls. Some of the D5 (is it D5 i am thinking of???) camers are very small and cheap now too with good lenses. Its a stills camera that looks amazing even though it is the size of a cigarette packet.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Battle Beyond that Stars

    by rhizomeman

    The original trailer starts with scenes from Battle Beyond the Stars. Did they re-use effects shots for Galaxy of Terror??

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Rewatched this recently on disc...

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    and while cheesy (how could it not be) it was still entertaining. This movie scared the holy hell out of my as a pre-teen (late night on cable back in the early Eighties). Watching Joanie rupture into a gooey mess gave me nightmares for YEARS and a very special love of movie make-up effects. Ah, the nostalgia of it all...

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    So much hair!

    by Geekgasm

    The beardiness is overwhelming!