In 1959 Robert Bloch wrote a novel titled Psycho. It was about an unbalanced man named Norman Bates and his mother Norma, with whom he ran a motel…and murdered people. A year later, Alfred Hitchcock cast Antony Perkins as Norman, and turned the novel into a masterpiece of film-making which to this day stands as his more … Continue reading A&E’s Bates Motel: 1.01 – “First You Dream, Then You Die”
This seems to be the days of Alfred Hitchcock with his imprint and likeness being reintroduced to pop culture recently with movies and television series abound. We had The Girl, the HBO movie; Hitchcock, the Anthony Hopkins film; and now we have some more awesome news on the new A&E series, Bates Motel. Now, we … Continue reading ‘Bates Motel’ Has Some Teasers; Motel Room Sales Decline After Viewings
Alfred Hitchcock may no longer be walking this earth, but his cinematic influence has yet to disappear entirely. Directors of horror films will still say they are going for that Hitchcock-like sense of terror and tension, and other directors simply decide to remake his stories entirely. We’ve seen several well-known remakes already, including Mission: Impossible … Continue reading ‘Bates Motel’ Could Be as Heart-Pounding as ‘Psycho’
What is the fascination with serial killers? Let’s be honest with ourselves. We put on a facade in public that serial killers are diabolical filth we do not wish to be fetishized. In actuality, if you are not directly involved in their schemes or one of their victims, you can’t help but hold a bit … Continue reading Countdown to Halloween #27: Norman Bates
While J.J. Abrams and company have been keeping a tight lid on The Force Awakens, releasing information in a very careful and calculated way, Star Wars fans have recently been treated to some interesting news and rumors surrounding the as of yet untitled Star Wars Episode VIII, currently slated for release in May 2017.
Hollywood does not seem ready to discard its obsession with remakes and re-imaginings quite yet. For every original concept or literary adaptation you can be sure, hot on its tail, is a modified version of someone’s cherished cinematic memory. When it comes to remakes it seems that the ’80s horror movie genre always takes a … Continue reading Critters: Bounty Hunter – Short Film Revives Classic ’80s Monsters
Serial killers seem to be fast becoming the new zombie for entertainment fans. As well as having Dexter, Bates Motel, and Hannibal we now have the return of a character that was thoughtful enough to give musical advice while murdering his victims. Yes Patrick Bateman may be making a return in a televised series of … Continue reading American Psycho Possibly Getting the TV Treatment with FX
With the recently rumored X-Force film in development with Fox, speculation has begun over the possible members of the team and of course, who would be playing said mutants. Obviously there are no characters confirmed at this early stage of development, but recent tidbits from director Jeff Wadlow and Fox’s Cinematic Universe Consultant Mark Millar concerning the … Continue reading Grizzly’s Casting Couch: ‘X-Force’
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning for 2013 and as usual, there are some snubs/surprises/”holy crap were you high?” type of moments. One of the big things is that cable and Netflix shut out the broadcast networks in the best drama category, showing the best dramas are definitely not on the big networks. American … Continue reading The 2013 Emmy Nominations Are Out; Let’s Complain About Them Together!
There’s something a little more unsettling when a horror film is inspired by real events. Whether it starts out by spouting its based on a true story or recounts the lives of those caught in the cross-fire of crime or terror, we’ve collected a series of films that draw ever so slightly from the real … Continue reading 13 Real-World Inspirations For These Horror and Mystery Films