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The 100 Greatest Monsters From Movies And Television #41 - #50

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50. SLEESTAKS Land of the Lost was a 1974–1976 TV series relating the adventures of the Marshall family (including Will and Holly and their father, later replaced by their uncle). The Marshalls become trapped in a pocket universe populated by dinosaurs, ape-like creatures called Pakuni, and anthropomorphic reptilian creatures named Sleestak. This article concerns these characters, along with other human and alien visitors to the Land of the Lost. Sleestaks are devolved, green humanoids with both reptilian and insectoid features; they have scaly skin with frills around the neck, bulbous unblinking eyes, pincer-like hands, stubby tails, and a single blunt horn on top of the head, and bear a resemblance to the hypothetical "Dinosauroid". Sleestaks often communicate with a hissing sound that rarely changes in characteristics. However, like their Altrusian ancestors, they possess some rudimentary form of telepathy as well. Sleestaks are more sophisticated than Pakuni and are ab

Luckily There Is Hope For All You Wayward Sinners, Godzilla Saves!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra Bow down and prepare to receive the cleansing radioactive breath of the "King of the Monsters" all ye of true faith. Okay, not really. Though the local Nazarene church in Zillah, Washington is called the "Church of God-Zillah", to my knowledge, none of their flock have renounced their faith and begun worshipping 55-meter-tall monsters from Japan. I said, to my knowledge. Regardless, the church has been more than happy to cash in on the fact that "Zillah" sounds like "(God)Zilla" and have erected a wire-frame float of the monster, complete with cross and a sign that says "Jesus Saves", in the parking lot. One can only assume that one day the thing will be covered in green scales to look more like the original. According to the church, they began using the name "God-Zillah" long before Godzilla ever stomped throuh Japan. As for the town, it too was named way before the horrors of

Christina Hendricks - Hot Actress Profile!

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Source: Warner Bros UPDATE - Meet Mad Men's Sexy New Starlet! CHRISTINA HENDRICKS can currently be seen as Joan Harris on the fourth season of AMC's critically acclaimed series "Mad Men." Her portrayal of Joan earned a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series as well as the 2009 and 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. "Mad Men" won the 2008 and 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama. She also recently completed work alongside Emily Mortimer on the independent drama "Leoni," based on the real-life story of Leoni Gilmour (1872-1933), mother of sculptor/designer Isamu Noguchi. In the film, directed by Hisako Matsui, Hendricks will portray Catherine, Leonie's lifelong friend. Hendricks began her career as the opportunistic, career-climbing intern on Showtime's "Begg

New Trailer And Pics From Brandon Slagle's Psychological Horror VIViD

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Source: Rachel Grubb Zeroinside Films is proud to announce the first official teaser trailer for VIViD - directed by actor Brandon Slagle (Duplicity, Mega Shark Vs Crocosaurus) also being his "proper" directorial debut. The film stars Rachel Grubb (Terror Overload), Keith Kraft (Beowulf), Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D), Deneen Melody (Slices of Life), Katrina Cheri, Tara Cardinal (Legend of the Red Reaper), Bianca Barnett (Albino Farm), and Brandon Slagle. Slagle, whose films 15 Till Midnight and Song of the Shattered just premiered at the Sacramento Sci-Fi/Horror Convention to actual rave reviews, wrote the script from a story he conceived with Pinn and Kraft. SYNOPSIS: A group of individuals selected due to various neurosis are unwillingly brought into an experiment by a murderous sociopath who believes he has committed all atrocity he can on this plane of existence, and that the next step is to mentally step into the body of other people and live out their lives and fantas

Lost in Space - Jupiter 2 - 1:35 Scale Replica

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Order Your Jupiter 2 Here! Only $1499.99 Source: Entertainment Earth Lost in Space Jupiter 2 1:35 Scale Replica: Amazing detail on the Lost in Space Jupiter 2 replica! Lights fully replicate effects seen in Lost in Space! Metal parts and rechargeable battery with wall transformer! Heavy piece and done to amazing scale! This Lost in Space Jupiter 2 1:35 scale replica is a must have for any fan of Lost in Space! The hull measures 18-inches in diameter. The complete hull and landing gear are metal. Interior is plastic, fully finished and lit. Fusion core lighting has 3 speeds to simulate studio prop and special effects. Includes rechargeable battery plus wall transformer. Battery is recharged by the included transformer. See Also: Lost In Space Lunch Box

Classic UFO Case - The Government's Answer To UFOs, Sees A UFO

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Written By: Ken Hulsey When it came to explaining away UFO reports there were two things that government sponsored programs like Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book could use to convince the public that the whole mess (UFO sightings) was nothing more than simple misidentification of known celestial objects, namely the planet Venus and weather balloons from the Navy's Project Skyhook. The later was used rather frequently to explain such famous UFO events as the alleged Roswell crash and the death of Air Force pilot Thomas Mantell, who the government insisted was chasing a balloon, not a craft of unearthly origin, when his P-51 plummeted to the ground. Yet all that seemed to unravel on April 24, 1949 when several members of Skyhook's crew saw a UFO of their own. The unit that witnessed the strange craft was under the command of Robert B. McLaughlin, a veteran Navel officer and expert on guided-missiles, at White Sands Proving Grounds in the New Mexico desert.

MONSTERS IN THE MOVIES - Presented By THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

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Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presented by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council. Hosted by Academy Award-nominated effects artist Shane Mahan. “It’s a perfect night for mystery and horror. The very air itself is filled with monsters.” – Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) Special effects makeup artist and on-set animatronic effects supervisor Shane Mahan hosts an evening exploring the evolution of creature technology in feature films and the fundamental role it plays in shaping monster movies. Film clips will trace the evolution of creature technology, from “King Kong” (1933), “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954), “Horror of Dracula” (1958), “One Million Years B.C.” (1966), “Planet of the Apes” (1968), “The Exorcist” (1973), “An American Werewolf in London” (1981), “Aliens” (1986) and “Jurassic Park” (1993) through the digital age of “Zathura: A Space Adventure” (2005) and “King Kon

Dynamite Comics To RAISE THE DEAD Again!

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Source: Dynamite Entertainment (Press Release) Dynamite's hit series Raise the Dead returns with an all-new tale of undead debauchery, plotted by Leah Moore & John Reppion, scripted by Mike Raicht, and with art by Guiu Vilanova! Raise the Dead 2 #1, which will arrive in comic shops this December, also features a cover by the amazing Lucio Parrillo, with a 1-in-10 incentive cover by interior artist Guiu Vilanova! In issue #1, the zombie infestation continues unchecked and only a handful of survivors fight for their lives against the rising tide of un-dead mayhem. Will these poor souls find hope in the small coastal town of Alfredo Bay or has that world died along with most everything else in this post apocalyptic nightmare? Raise the Dead 2 continues it's descent into a shock filled hell on earth with a heavy side of gore perfect for your holiday happenings! Don't miss it this December! "I'm so excited to be working with Leah Moore, John Reppion, Guiu Vilan

George Lucas Moving Forward With STAR WARS 3D Films

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: WENN George Lucas just can't leave his six "Star Wars" movies alone. Back in mid 1990s he got the bright idea of revamping his original trilogy with new state-of-the-art computer-generated effects to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of "A New Hope" (Star Wars). As if the effects in any of those films needed to be replaced? And, of course, he made Greedo shoot first, which still keeps me up at night. Now, Lucas wants to fiddle with his beloved films once again, turning them all into 3D movies. This new conversion of these beloved films into the medium of the moment, 3D, has been rumored for some time, but now Lucas and his buddies at Lucasfilm are moving forward. The first film to get the 3D treatment, "The Phantom Menace", which may actually be improved by a revamp. Maybe the film maker will remove some of Jar Jar's scenes, and replace all of Jake Lloyd's lines? ...... but ......... that's probably jus

Sucker Punch - Babydoll - Statue

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Order Your Babydoll Statue Here! Only $249.99 Source: Entertainment Earth Sucker Punch Babydoll Statue: * The Sucker Punch Amber Statue is blonde, hot, armed, and dangerous! * At last, a collectible that's as crazy hot as she is crazy! * From the movie by Zack Snyder! You won't believe your eyes when you see these girls kick some serious butt in Zack Snyder's new film Sucker Punch! The flight pilot specialist, Amber (played by actress Jamie Chung) is sculpted with precision details and hand painted by professional artisans. This expertly crafted large scale statue stands an amazing 18-inches tall and features film accurate details. Including realistic, scaled hand gun, clear cast lollipop, authentic flight suit costuming and stunning character likeness. Amber is a true showpiece for collectors with discerning tastes and an eye for quality. Cast in high quality poly-stone This strictly limited edition collectible is sure to impress. Zack Snyder (director of D

Borrego Sandman / Speedway Monster - Updates - California The Monster State - Part 4

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Written By: Ken Hulsey In the time since I last wrote about both the " Borrego Sandman " and the " Fontana Speedway Monster " I have managed to stumble upon more reported sightings of both creatures while doing research on another. Not wanting to proceed with an article about another of California's legendary creatures, and not wanting to add to the other two articles, I have opted to write a follow-up article instead. It seems that the Bigfoot that reportedly inhabit California's southern regions have been a lot more active over the decades than I first realised. Here are a bunch of stories that I happened to come across while doing my research: Borrego Sandman As I had mentioned in my previous article, the Borrego Sandman, is said to inhabit the rather desolate desert areas of Southern California that reach from the Mexican border to the San Bernardino Mountains to the north. It may come to the surprise of those who follow stories about Bigfoot and o

India Is Preparing To Do The ROBOT

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Undead Backbrain It looks like Bollywood has caught a bit of the sci fi/horror bug as of late with an amazing, and sometimes gonzo, collection of new films. As most of you already know, Jennifer Lynch's "Hisss", which stars the very sexy Mallika Sherawat as a serpent-woman (that's half-snake-half-hottie) bent on revenge, is just one of a few of these new fantasy films to be produced in India that has sparked some international interest. The film features some good CGI effects, a gruesome story line, and of course, the exotic Sherawat, so why not? Some of the other films, made actually in Bangladesh, namely, "Banglar King Kong" (yes, its a King Kong clone with lots of singing and dancing) and "HALKa" (...a Hulk rip-off with .... um ......lots of singing and dancing) are on the other end of the spectrum with bad effects and nonsensical plots. One film that has flown under the radar here in the western world is a pret