Horror movies aren't just for Halloween: Silent Night, Bloody Night
, Black Christmas
, To All A Good Night
, Christmas Evil
(starring Fiona Apple's dad
as a homicidal Santa), Gremlins
(in which Phoebe Cates learns there is no Santa Claus
), Silent Night, Deadly Night
(which inspired Parts 2
, and 5
despite--or perhaps because of--denunciations by Siskel & Ebert
and parents' groups
, and Jack Frost
posted by jonp72
on Dec 4, 2012 -
The Room: The Movie.
Triple-threat (actor/writer/director) Tommy Wiseau
made his cinematic debut in 2003 with the The Room
and various scenes
), "a blend between a
softcore porn flick and a Tennessee Williams stageplay."
Wiseau ("who's not just one of the most unusual looking
an unidentifiable Eastern European accent-leading men ever to
grace the screen, but a narcissist nonpareil whose movie makes Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny"
the apotheosis of cinematic self-restraint...may be something of a first: A movie that
prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back-before even
30 minutes have passed." - Variety
), allegedly raised $6 million outside Hollywood to cover production and marketing costs
of the self-described "black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies" (see various rough dress rehersals
Audience members, including comedian
, have been "marveling at the bizarre editing, bad bluescreen, uncomfortably explicit
sex scenes and, of course, the enigma of Wiseau himself"
as the film
played monthly for years
in Los Angeles. Available on
DVD, diehard "roomies" swear by the
shout out their own commentary
, hurl spoons at the screen
and singalong to the soundtrack
. Some call it "The Rocky Horror of the New Millenium"
and stage "Room"
. If you look at the marketing campaign
or survived a screening
you might see The Room as "a seminar on how
NOT to make a movie."
posted by boost ventilator
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Shining trailer from a few weeks back? Now they've done it with
Big. (embedded WMV)
posted by adrober
on Dec 1, 2005 -
The trailer online. This makes me soooo happy. I've been watching and re-watching the DVD set far too many times to be healthy.
posted by rexruff
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Slab City, CA
"is not so sinister as it is a strange, forlorn quarter of America. It is a town that is not really a town, a former training grounds with nothing left but the concrete slabs where the barracks stood. [...]
The land belongs to the state, but the state, like the law, does not bother, and so the Slabs have become a place to park free. More than 3,000 elderly people settle in for the winter, in a pattern that dates back at least 20 years." [NYT Reg Req]
posted by LondonYank
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Final Lord of the Rings trailer
[Quicktime Movie]. No sign of it yet on the official site. (Via BBC
posted by MintSauce
on Sep 29, 2003 -
"Trailers of Mass destruction"
: By Wolfowitz Productions, starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw. A red hot tale of sex, intrigue and death. (scroll to bottom of page). Amidst the controversy over Wolfowitz's admissions in a Vanity Fair
interview about the use of Iraq's alleged WMD threat as a pretext for war, Hollywood comes to the rescue!
posted by troutfishing
on Jun 3, 2003 -
The trailer for Red Dragon
is here. Remaking 1986's "Manhunter"? Cashing in on a successful franchise with bigger-name stars? I thought CSI's William Peterson did a fine job as FBI agent Will Graham, but can you go wrong with Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Harvey Keitel? What other movies from the last decade deserve to be given a bigger budget Hollywood recreation and decent promotion?
posted by robbie01
on Jun 26, 2002 -
Escapism, Star Wars style
- The new Star Wars Ep II trailer, "Mystery" is out there - not the 'breathing' teaser, but a longer one. It's supposed to be unlocked by EP I DVD owners only, but of course there are mirrors. Post others inside if you find them. Star Wars haters can just move along, there's plenty other news today.
posted by kokogiak
on Nov 12, 2001 -
I musta slept though a lot,
since there's a buttload of new movie trailers over at quicktime.apple.com including Disney's Summer 2001 animation offering
as well as their Christmas release
with voices by David Spade and John Goodman, and MGM's Silence of the Lambs sequel, Hannibal
, (a lame pre-preview width nothing to it at all, really), the newest Highlander film
which I didn't even know was coming out on September 1st, and the full-length Final Fantasy
preview which, may I add, looks kick-ass awesome! And the only reason I went there was to get another look at the Charlie's Angels preview
I caught on the front of a showing of Godzilla 2000. Mmmm, Cameron Diaz. I see you baby, shakin' that ass.
posted by honkzilla
on Aug 21, 2000 -
The X-Men Full Trailer
clears up a lot of the "Omigod! Something's really wrong here" comments about the film, but there's still no Colossus and no Gambit. What gives? Perhaps they're saving all that for the second or third films (if any)?
posted by Cavatica
on Apr 6, 2000 -
The first rule of fight club
is... you do not talk about the fight club. Second rule of Fight Club is you do NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB
. God I hope that movie doesn't suck. And I love walking around the office repeating the two rules of fight club. Do it, your co-workers will love you for it.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 9, 1999 -