This is the latest of a whole series here at Grizzly Bomb. For each feature we will examine an individual genre and the quality of its films produced within a specific decade. These lists will be compiled from a point system determined by votes from each member of the staff. It’s very scientific, we used Excel. Continue reading The Best of the Genre (By Decade): Top 25 “80s Horror Flicks”
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10 Favorite John Carpenter Movies
Tis’ the season, the Halloween season, and Grizzly Bomb is counting down its favorite films from a modern master of horror. Continue reading 10 Favorite John Carpenter Movies
Scream Factory Celebrates Anniversary With Deluxe Release Of The Thing
Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide
It is with this tag-line, and a truly inspired piece of poster art that John Carpenter introduced the alien horror epic that is The Thing back in 1982. Much like Labyrinth, this film failed to find its core audience during that initial theatrical run. Probably didn’t help it opened against Blade Runner, splitting the Sci-Fi crowd, and the fact that E.T. owned the box office for most of the year, winning the box office 16 of the first 26 weekends following its release. Still, The Thing has a strong cult following, and holds up well today with some amazing performances and stunning practical effects.
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Film Imitating Film? Nicholas Winding Refn Compares Alien To Planet of the Vampires
Is Alien a rip off of the Mario Bava flick Planet of Vampires?
They say that life imitates art, but what happens when art imitates art? Well, sometimes lawsuits, but most of the time we see great homages to movie scenes taken from classic (and not so classic) films. This often gives the scenes new life in someone else’s vision.
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Chainsaw Estate Showcases Some Truly Incredible Horror Collectibles
It seems no matter what comes out in the world of collectibles, there is always something on the horizon that is ready to blow you away. Well that feeling of amazement came over me again recently, and it was with great joy when I found out about a certain horror collector who has turned his house into a museum of oddities and bizarre forms of entertainment. This is called the Chainsaw Estate and boy do I want to book a visit.
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Lee Hardcastle Creates Most Disturbing Simpsons Couch Gag Ever!
The Simpsons couch gag is an iconic piece of television culture. From the Halloween spooky specials, to the star directed creations from the likes of Banksy, Rick and Morty, and others, it always starts off a Simpsons episode just right.
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No Redeeming Qualities: She’s A Frog In A Loincloth
Grizzly Bomb is proud to continue our partnership with the No Redeeming Qualities Podcast! So now Bob and Zipp are back this week discussing horror movies and the like. Give it a listen, it ’tis the season after all, perhaps you’ll get some good recommendations
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Night of the Creature Is The Thing With Comedy!
The Thing franchise has gone through many changes. From 1950s B-movie, to the 1982 John Carpenter classic, and then to prequel it captures sci-fi fans imagination. Now we get a comedy version! Here we have Night of the Creature. Directed by Alex Jacobs, the short stars Ron Babcock, Ed Salazar, Russel Stepan, and Solomon Georgio all trying to figure out who is an alien. The movie takes on the famous blood testing scene from The Thing, only this time it plays out slightly different from you may think.
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#19 – Countdown to Halloween: THE THING (2011)
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s The Thing, which is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic by the same name, is based on the short story ‘Who Goes There?“. That is the same story for which 1951’s The Thing from Another World is based. So you could say it’s a remake of the 1951 film, but the 50s crew changed so much it’s hardly connected anymore. Got all that? Alright, now that the lineage is determined, let’s move on the film itself.
The movie starts off with a group of Norwegians in Antarctica investigating what appears to be a distress signal when they fall through the ice to discover a massive spaceship.
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#28 – Countdown to Halloween: THE THING (1982)
“We’re a thousand miles from nowhere, man. And it’s gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better.” – Windows
John Carpenter’s The Thing wasn’t well-received when it was released in 1982, which apparently hit Carpenter pretty hard. It’s a shame because had he had the foresight to understand the turnaround the film would experience, he’d never have worried; The Thing is now one of the most celebrated horror movies of all time and rightfully so. Combining some of the best elements of horror and suspense, it’s one of the few movies I’ve seen that can deliver real chills, and scare consistently through repeated viewings.
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