As far as cinematic genres go, few are as reliably controversial as horror cinema. From the days of Tod Browning’s Freaks (which used real sideshow performers for its ghastly tale of retribution) way back in 1932, to some of the unforgettable moments of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, controversy is one of the genre’s constants.
While there’s no official title bestowed upon the… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: Eight Movies More Controversial Than 'The Human Centipede' Series
When the first trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road began arriving last year, a contingent of fans took to the internet to grumble, as fans on the internet do. This time, they were grumbling about how George Miller’s fourth entry in his iconic post-apocalyptic action franchise had recast the title role with Tom Hardy. Why, they argued, was Mel Gibson not back? Completely… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: The Glorious Inconsistencies of the 'Mad Max' Series
From The Lego Movie to countless videogames re-creating popular titles like Star Wars with the iconic blocks, it’s apparent that taking big name franchises and turning them into colorful squares is a recipe for success. Fans, however, have known this for years and have been using the popular Lego sets and the principles of stop-motion animation to create hilarious and awesome updatings of popular… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: 7 Horror Classics Redone in Lego
Here’s the thing about being a genre film fan: you have to grow a thick skin. It’s slightly easier for horror fans, who are bombarded with so much junk on a daily basis that they’re more bemused by a bad film than offended. It’s far more difficult for fantasy fans, who get a new movie every once in a blue moon and it’s… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: The Optimism of New 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek'
Back in 2013, I wrote a Last Horror Blog entry chronicling some great novels that Hollywood should consider bringing to the screen. Of course, with centuries of material to choose from, that list was only going to scratch the surface of all the titles worthy of making the transition from the page to the multiplex. So, I’m back with another batch of books that would make fantastic fright… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: More Creepy Books That Would Make Great Movies