Monday, October 18, 2010

The curse of the film series Poltergeist

The curse of the film series Poltergeist


Death while filming has always had a dark undertone to it but a supposed curse to the cast of the set of the film series Poltergeist is one the most famous. I found this series to be one of the most frightening at a young age and been scarred of clowns since then and get the goosebumps when I'm in my living room waking up to static on the tele. I tend to pass out while watching tv and long film marathons at my place. During the filming cast and crew reported an odd feeling and really weird situation that took place.
Here are some odd facts about the film.

  • Dominique Dunne, who played the oldest sibling Dana in the first movie, died on November 4, 1982 at age 22 after being strangled by her jealous boyfriend.The boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison, but was paroled after serving three and a half years.
  • Julian Beck, 60-year-old actor who played Kane in Poltergeist II: The Other Side, died on September 14, 1985 of stomach cancer diagnosed before he had accepted the role.
  • Will Sampson, 53 years old, who played Taylor the Medicine Man in Poltergeist II, died as a result of post-operative kidney failure and pre-operative malnutrition problems on June 3, 1987.
  • Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three Poltergeist movies, died on February 1, 1988 at the age of 12 after what doctors initially described as an acute form of influenza but later changed to septic shock after bacterial toxins invaded her bloodstream. At the time, she had suffered acute bowel obstruction, initially diagnosed as Crohn's disease, which may have been the cause of death.

Film Review: Silver Bullet

Film Review: Silver Bullet

silver bullet

A 1985 horror film based on a Stephen King story titled Cycle of the Werewolf. Set in the late 70s in Maine with many unsolved brutal murders taking place in the sleepy town. A paraplegic boy played by Corey Haim is the main character in the film. Also Gary Busey plays a drunk,some what fitting for the time. The wheel chaired bound boy is playing with his new modified wheel chair named " Silver Bullet" on a bridge with fireworks on a dark evening and is confronted by the werewolf. He narrowly escapes after blasting the werewolf's left eye out with a bottle rocket. Suspsion rise from the incident. Gary Busey, a priest, Corey Haim on a wheelchair and one of the better films that captured Stephen Kings stories to the screen. The film won my heart at an early age and is one of the better werewolf films to watch this month for the holiday spirits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Diplo and his Blackberry

Diplo and his Blackberry


Old friend of Destroy all Monsters has a Blackberry. The camera work is shot well and the video is also edited very well. Saw this randomly whiling watching the Texas Rangers game. I dunno why I was watching the game either. I rarely watch tv besides Comedy Central.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Film Review : Let Me In

Film Review:Let Me In

let me in

A film remake of the Swedish film , Let the Right One In, by Matt Reeves. The same director of Cloverfield. Takes place in the early 80s in New Mexico during winter. A young boy befriends a new new neighbor that happens to be a very well aged vampire whom falls in love with later in the film. Chloe Moretz plays Abby, the vampire. She's the same actress the portrayed Hit girl in Kick Ass. I see a bright future for this young actress with her choice of films and her acting ability. The film was pretty much on point from the original. A very cold dark lonely horror drama. There were a few cute scenes in the film such as the young boy asking her out on a date and giving a her a copy of Romeo and Juliet. I found that heart warming even for such a dark film. The effects in the film were suttle yet to the point. The score was produced by Academy Award winner Micheal Giacchino. The camera work was superb to bring the element of cold isolation in a very film noirish type of setting. This is a great film for that perfect bloody date. I found it romantic at times but this is me though... Overall a horror film finally worth watching.