A Case For Lesser Known Directors

Some people are critical of Marvel using lesser known directors for the superhero properties–the main one being that they’re cheaper than better known talent.  This relates directly to rumors that they’re considering  Rick Famuyiwa and Ava DuVernay, for upcoming Marvel projects. And while their relative inexpensiveness is undeniably a factor, I don’t think it’s nearly as important as […]

‘Ouija’ Trailer

Originally the movie Ouija was going to be huge, in terms of budget, before Universal (the studio releasing the horror feature) balked and almost abandoned the project.  The story was tweaked, and it was brought in significantly cheaper, and the rest is history. It always mystified me why it was originally planned as a big-budget feature (other than […]

Re-Animator: The Musical

‘Re-Animator’ Special Effects: Simple But Effective There have probably been a handful of films based upon the books of the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft, though two of the best are “Re-Animator” and “In The Mouth Of Madness” (IMOM was not, per se,  a “Lovecraft” film, though the title character of the film, Sutter Cane, […]