24 Feb 2011

Women in Horror Month 2011

Deadly Movies Top 5 | Final Girls
“Behind every great (boogey) man (of horror) there stands a great woman (about to decapitate him)” Old Arabian proverb
Horror fans everywhere love that great staple of the genre, The Final Girl. She embodies the mental toughness, morality, and strength that allows her to not only stay off the often male antagonist, but also outlast and outlive most of the male cast. She may not always be as hot as some of her doomed friends (unless you dig the whole androgynous thing) but she’s pretty useful to have around if you find yourself backed in a corner by a masked mummy’s boy. So join Deadly Movies in a celebration of the very best of the best hardcore horror chicks.
Sally Hardesty

5: Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) in ‘ The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’. Oh man does sally go through it. Surviving the dinner party from hell, and corpsey Grandpa’s deranged version of bobbing for apples, Sally escapes through old fashioned spirit and determination. Jumping clean through a plate glass window, Sally not only escapes but manages to get ‘The Hitchhiker’ mashed by a truck. Covered head to toe in her own blood, Sally is the only survivor of one of cinema’s most brutal killing sprees. True she may be bat-shit-crazy by the time she escapes, but escape she does.
Tracy Harris

4: Tracy Harris (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in ‘Eyes of a Stranger’: Tracy Harris has to be one of horror’s most disadvantaged Final Girls. It’s bad enough when you find yourself as the last line of defense, but being blind and mute is hardly ideal when faced with a knife wielding creepo rapist. Tracey Harris is so hardcore that she manages to survive this ordeal, fighting so hard that she remarkably regains her eyesight to-boot! She’s hard as an eight-ball in a sock and a miracle of physics.
Nancy Thompson

3: Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’: Nancy has balls of the steel. Most women can relate to being pursued by men with terrible skin conditions, but nothing quite like Nancy, the first lady to ever take down Freddy Krueger. Using her brain and muscles, Nancy rigs her house with anti-Freddy booby-traps that would give Kevin McCallister a run for his money. It’s hard enough taking down a finger clawed child molester at the best of times, but one who can exist in both the dream and physical worlds is a whole new challenge.
Ellen Ripley

2: Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), ‘Alien’: You know Ripley could kick the shit out of you worse than Macho Man Randy Savage. Alien’s are hardcore savage beasts, what’s worse, they’re designed by H R Giger, meaning that they’re essentially huge angry erections on legs. Erections that, if too excited, will leak acid at you. Avoiding acid, face rape, and unwanted death by alien birth, Ripley outsmarts and outmuscles cinema’s single most famous extra terrestrial, not once, but four times.
Laurie Strode

1: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), ‘Halloween’: Fans of ‘Black Christmas’ (and I’m one) will argue otherwise, but Laurie Strode IS the archetypal Final Girl. Yes she borrows from heroines that went before her, but her performance against ultimate boogeyman Michael Myers became the blueprint for three decades of Final Girls. Resourceful, tough, and with a moral compass that would bore your grandma, Laurie gives nightmares to the nightmare men. Laurie made a further four more outings against her deranged brother, and Jamie Lee went on to reprise the Final Girl role in a multitude of horror films during the 80s and 90s.

23 Feb 2011

UK DVD Review: ‘SAW: The Final Chapter’

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Due out on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 7th, Deadly Movies reviews the forthcoming UK release of ‘SAW: The Final Chpater’ and it’s exclusive to t5m click the image below or here to read.

DVD review of SAW The Final Chapter, exclusive to t5m

18 Feb 2011

UK DVD artwork and Clip from ‘SAW The Final Chapter’

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UK based SAW fans get ready for the DVD release of SAW The Final Chapter (aka SAW 7, aka SAW 3D) on March 7. Left is the DVD and Blu-ray artwork, click more for an exclusive clip from the DVD.  Also out on DVD and Blu-ray on March 7 is the complete franchise set, SAW: The Final Cut, the Limited Edition Ultimate Collection of all 7 movies.

If Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) has taught us anything it’s that we can expect at least six more SAW movies, a bad SAW TV series, SAW novellas, SAW comic books, a Jigsaw vs Freddy movie, and a SAW remake by 2020.

Remember to click more below for an exclusive clip from the March 7 DVD release from Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK.

Find out SAW purchase info at Play.com and join the official SAW Facebook group


16 Feb 2011

Roger Corman will do anything for a gold doubloon

Deadly Movies Cameos | Roger Corman in ‘Sharktopus’ (2011)

There’s only one thing Roger Corman enjoys more than a cameo in one of his own productions, and that’s saving a buck. In the wonderfully (woefully?) titled ‘Sharktopus’ Corman gets to do both. Walking along a beach, exposing his old-man chest, Corman watches on as a blonde filly gets dragged into the brine by some awful CGI. Less bothered about the young lady’s fate, Corman turns his attention to a shiny coin that the ill-fated blonde had previously dug out of the sand. Why save a life when you can save a dollar? That’s how you get to be a movie producer. Watch the clip below taken for the Corman produced ‘Sharktopus‘, complete with director and producer commentary.

Clip comes courtasy of Anchor Bay’s ‘Sharktopus‘ DVD and Blu-ray release. Find it on March 15.

Two Behind-the-Scenes Clips From The Walking Dead Season 1

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Deadly Movies has got hold of two exclusive looks at the behind-the-scenes extras from ‘The Walking Dead’ season 1 DVD. The Complete First Season is released on DVd and Blu-ray on March 8. Click more to to check out the videos.

11 Feb 2011

New Clip From Vampire Action Flick ‘The Bleeding’

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Deadly Movies received this clip last night from new ‘vampire-action’ film ‘The Bleeding’. Due out on DVD and Blu-ray on March 1st, the movie follows Shaun Black as he hunts for revenge against the vampires (lead by Vinnie Jones) that slayed his parents and left him for dead, with the help of Michael Madson’s Reverend Roy (nice name). Anchor Bat are pushing this as ‘Blade’ style vampire shoot’em’up. Check out the clip below to judge for yourselves. Click more to see the full press release and DVD cover art.

Shawn Black (Matthias) knows pain. His parents and brother were killed in front of him. Beaten, bloodied and left for dead by a gang of ruthless vampires led by the charismatic Cain (Jones) and his lethal lieutenant Vanya (Kat Von D). But like his would-be murderers, Shawn has come back from the brink of death to take his revenge. He soon comes upon Reverend Roy (Madsen), who reveals to Shawn his calling as a “slayer,” the only human capable of truly destroying vampires.
Dark, brooding and with a palpable layer of cowboy justice, THE BLEEDING spins a tale of otherworldly influences running headlong into the very human thirst for revenge. Redemption comes with a heavy, and bloody, price in THE BLEEDING.
Official Website: http://www.thebleedingonline.com/

3 Feb 2011

Deadly Movies Celebrates Shit Movie Stuntmen

Deadly Movies Shit Stuntmen | ‘Dead and Buried’ (1981)

Christopher Allport (left) Meg Ryan (Right)

Deadly Movies loves nothing more than the glorious laugh out loud production errors that litter the wonderful world of horror. Be it boom mics dropping into shot, sets wobbling, terrible practical effects, or awful lip syncing. But better than all of these things is the stuntman who’s face pops into shot and he couldn’t look less like the actor he portrays. It’s a classic of the genre. So here we go with 1981′s tremendous ‘Dead and Buried‘. Genre stalwart Christopher Allport (‘The Twilight Zone, ‘Invaders From MarsJack Frost‘) kicks things off by visiting a small seaside town only to get jumped and savagely murdered by the locals. CUE THE STUNTMAN! During said beatdown Allport is replaced by a man in a stupid blonde wig who pops into shot (appologies for not getting a crisper screengrab of the dude’s mug). The wig is especially funny, making the stuntman look more a Meg Ryan drag-queen than a body double. Classic.

Do You Remember When..,

.., Kong smiles as he blow-dries Jessica Lange in ‘King Kong’ (1976)?

Gurning Idiot. This is the face of a sex offender

Horny Kong strikes again! King Kong has a 80 year reputation for abducting and thoroughly molesting blonde starlets. But that’s just Hollywood for you. In 1976 Kong got very excited as he dipped a scantly-clad, hot as jalepenos, Jessica Lange under a waterfall. A kind of Skull Island wet t-shirt competition. Surveying Lange, in all her wet glory, Kong puffs out his huge inflatable cheeks to give her a little blow-dry and grins profusely from ear-to-ear as if he’d been up all night smoking dubes and watching Ren and Stimpy. He then goes on to poke and prod her like most men do to women when they try picking them up in bars. Good work Kong, good work.

EFFECTS! Even dodgy 70s effects can stop the grinning

Note: yes that is Rick Baker in that suit, and yes those are his sex offender eyes (disclaimer: Rick Baker is NOT a sex offender).

The Walking Dead: Season 1 DVD Trailer

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The Walking Dead’ Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 8. Containg all 6 episodes of the first season on a 2-disc set and behind-the-scenes featurettes and extra footage. See below for the trailer and click ‘more’ to see a DVD artwork and full run-down of special features.

DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include:
• The Making of THE WALKING DEAD
• Inside THE WALKING DEAD: Episode 1-6
• A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
• Behind The Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tips
• Convention Panel With Producers

Extra Footage:
• Zombie School
• Bicycle Girl
• On Set With Robert Kirkman
• Hanging With Steven Yeun
• Inside Dale’s RV<br /> • On Set With Andrew Lincoln