Friday, November 18, 2016

Vampirella, or why I don't write for a living

What with all the Marvel movies ranking in the dough, it's just damn funny that people are looking at comic books as inspiration nowadays. Back in the 90's you'd be darn lucky if the movie had even the same title.

Vampirella was the 1969 creation of Forrest J. Ackerman for his Warren Publishing. There had been movie talks as early as 1977 with none other than Hammer Studios in talks, but the studio's money issues derailed that project. Jim Wynorski stepped in around 1996 with backing from Showtime and directed...something certainly. If he can screw around with the character, why can't I?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Hills Have Eyes Part II, or why I don't write for a living

I'll get around to Wes Craven's underwhelming follow up to the classic the Hills Have Eyes later, but for now I'd like to discuss what if I happened to be hanging out with Mr. Craven circa 1984.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wild, Wild West or why I don't write for a living

Since I've tapped out the Highlander franchise, why not look at another film from the 90's?

The Wild, Wild West ran from 1965 to 1969. Creator Michael Garrison envisioned it as James Bond on horseback. When the movie came out, changes were made. My take would be a bit different.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Highlander 5, or why I don't don't write for a living

Since no one seemed to mine my takes on the last two Highlander sequels, why not continue?

As far as the fourth (Highlander: Endgame) goes, I'm not sure I'd change too much. The only plot point I'd alter is the assault on Sanctuary. It would still be on holy ground, the catch is Kell (Bruce Payne) has his Immortals attack the Watcher guards, while he uses regular mortal mooks to kill the Immortals.

But what about Highlander: The Source?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Highlander 3, or why I don't write for a living

Since I already tried my hand at Highlander 2, why not make it an even trilogy?

Of course, since the last film would end with Connor MacLeod ruling over an alien planet, where could the story go?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Highlander 2, or why I don't write for a living

I'm sure if you've been online for a bit you've seen or read a review of Highlander 2: The Quickening.

So, assuming I could travel back to the late 80's and get a job as a screenwriter, here's my take on the sequel that shouldn't have been.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Horror Countdown 2016: Martin (1977)

Martin (1977) dir. George Romero, Laurel Entertainment

And now we near the end my friends, but we have one more tale to keep us warm. We end the Horror Countdown this time with a vampire tale by George Romero and special effects by Tom Savini.