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Talking About The CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON'S Texas Roots

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Source: My SA Well .... maybe not the monster itself but the man who played him underwater. Everyone should know by now that I just love the "Creature From The Black Lagoon" so I decided to repost this article about Gil-Man actor Ricou Browning: Meet a Creature from the Black Lagoon with a San Antonio past Ricou Browning is best known for his scaly, scary turn as the Gill-Man in the 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon as well as 1955′s Revenge of the Creature and 1956′s The Creature Walks Among Us . But few know that in the ’50s he also made a bit of a local splash as a physical training instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, where he put servicemen through the pool and other paces. Browning is back in the Alamo City this week for San Antonio Horrific Film Fest 4 , the indie horror flick festival that runs Thursday through Sunday at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes. These days you don’t have to swim laps or scream to the rafters to win Browning’s favor.

A Colorful Arrangement Of Posters For Cameron McCasland's Horror LASHMAN

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Cameron McCasland We have spent a lot of time talking about what makes a great movie poster lately so this post actually fits right in with that. One element I failed to mention in my prior articles was "color" and Nashville area film maker Cameron McCasland has opted to use it quite liberally in the posters for his upcoming horror "Lashman". These babies are quite beautiful .... and let's face it .... the silhouette of a naked woman doesn't hurt. Just ask any Bond movie fan. Here is the skinny on "Lashman" which was sent to us directly from McCasland: The Lashman is a tale of Terror. Five friends set out for a weekend camping excursion to find that their camp fire tales have turned into their worst nightmares. The Lashman features a bevy of fresh faces. including Stacey Dixon (Monster Cruise, Old Habits Die Hard) , Shawn C. Phillips (Assault of the Sasquatch, Haunted High, TV's Look) , Jeremy Jone

Kate Winslet - Hot Actress Profile!

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Source: Warner Bros KATE WINSLET has brought to life some of this decade's most captivating and memorable roles. An Academy Award® winner, her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and honors, including a record five additional Oscar® nominations. Winslet won her first Academy Award® for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry's 2008 drama "The Reader," an adaptation of German author Bernhard Schlink's best-selling book. Her performance also earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild®, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Awards, among many others. In 2009 she also starred in "Revolutionary Road," directed by Sam Mendes and based on the acclaimed novel by Richard Yates, which re-teamed her with her "Titanic" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. She won a Golden Globe and received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler. Winslet most recently won an Emmy Award for her starring role in HBO

Dynamite Puts The Sexy Back In Comics This October!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Dynamite Entertainment A plethora of sexy women grace the covers of Dynamite's upcoming lineup of comics for October. Prepare to have yours eyes jump right out of their sockets as Vampirella, Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja strut their stuff in next to nothing while the rest of us are carving our pumpkins. WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #8 Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and Phondari, Pirate Queen of Mars, find themselves in the clutches of Phodari's old master, Xen Brega. But before Xen was Phondari's master, he was her slave. Phondari wasn't the kindest of mistresses, and Xen's looking for a little vengeance. He's invited Phondari and Dejah to dinner... to be the main course! If Dejah and Phondari can escape the butcher's knife, Dejah might just learn a thing or two about the mysterious coin she discovered, and why Phondari is so interested in it. Get ready for Dejah Thoris #8: The Hoard of Segotha! WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH TH

Criterion's Godzilla: New Developments

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by Armand Vaquer The kaiju world is abuzz at the prospect that Gojira (i.e., Godzilla ) (1954) will receive a DVD/Blu-ray restoration treatment from Criterion. Classic Media released a subtitled Japanese version along with the Americanized Godzilla, King of the Monsters! DVD set a few years ago that received a lot of kudos from fans. Having both movies released and restored by Criterion would be the icing on the cake. Now, there's word that a fine-grain 35mm print of Godzilla, King of the Monsters! has been found. August Ragone has details on this at his blog. The last version of Godzilla, King of the Monsters! was the closest thing to a restored print released (by Classic Media) to date, but it was pieced together from several sources and some items were edited in out of original order. Having a fine-grain print available (provided it is still in good shape) on DVD would be tremendous! (August Ragone explains why.) Above, the "Godzilla King of the

Facts and Details Godzilla Page

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by Armand Vaquer Above, Miki Hayashi with "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan. Photo by Armand Vaquer. The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan is prominently mentioned in Facts and Details's page on Godzilla. My interview with The Daily Yomiuri is extensively quoted. Also included is a photo of the premiere of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-out Attack (2001) that I took. It is interesting that Godzilla is referred to as "her." Facts and Details is run by Jeff Hays, who describes himself: I am a teacher and writer currently living in Saga, Japan. I was born in the Mojave Desert in California and brought up mostly in Reston Virginia, in the Washington D.C. suburbs. I graduated from Wesleyan University in 1979 and later took courses to be a high school teacher. Over the years I wrote about rock music and had some pieces published in the Washington Post, the NME, The Face and other publications, wrote a guide a

A Gallery Of Great Monster Movie Posters - Part Dos

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Written By: Ken Hulsey As promised a few weeks back here is yet another gallery of great monster movie posters. I like to think of this little collection as "the good, the bad, the wtf and the boing." The reasons for this should become quite evident as you proceed through my hand picked selections. What did we talk about last time? Was it the elements that make up a great monster movie poster? If memory serves I mentioned a few key items including a great monster (... well sometimes), dynamic action or violence and a sexy damsel (or damsels). Well these images have all of that in spades. Godzilla vs The Cosmic Monster You would probably guess that since this is a Godzilla movie poster that it would be one of my all-time favorites ... and you would be right! The image is truly beautiful ... well as beautiful as the image of a giant dinosaur fighting a robot version of himself can be. Info: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ Gojira Tai Mekagojira), origin

Matt Smith And Karen Gillan Talk About The Upcoming Episodes Of DOCTOR WHO

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Source: BBC With viewers still reeling from the shocking news that River Song is actually Amy and Rory's baby, Bafta-nominated actor, Matt Smith, provides a sneak-peek at what is coming up in the new episodes of Doctor Who. "I thought it was brilliant because it's such a great science fiction pay-off," explains Matt as he reveals how he felt when he learnt the truth about River Song. "Steven Moffat set it up so well and it now leaves the story open to go in so many different directions. She's Amy and Rory's daughter which is mad, but yet brilliant, and it's going to be really interesting to see how the dynamic between all of the characters shifts." Despite Melody Pond being kidnapped at the end of A Good Man Goes To War, Matt says viewers can rest assured that Alex Kingston, who plays River Song, will be back and there are more shocks in store. "We get to learn a lot more about River in Let's Kill Hitler" he explains, &qu

IDW's GODZILLA Comic Books For November!

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Source: IDW Publishing In November IDW will add yet another title to their hugely popular Godzilla line with "Godzilla Legends"! Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #9 Jason Ciaramella (w) • Victor Santos (a) • David Messina (c) As the dust settles on last issue's epic monster battle, humanity finds a silver lining among all the destruction, and things quiet down. But just because some of the monsters have retreated doesn't mean the rampage has ended… after all, there may be more gargantuan threats right around the corner. Whatever may be next, mankind may finally be ready to put up a fight! *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. FC • 32 pages • $3.99 *Variant covers: Matt Frank Gigan cover! Bullet points: Ask you retailer how to get a different character cover for each issue. In this issue: GIGAN! Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5) Matt Frank & Jeff Prezenkowski (w) • Matt Frank (a) • Bob Eggelton, Art Adams (c) The Leg

IDW's STAR TREK Comic Books For November

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Source: IDW Publishing IDW has just released information about their three "Star Trek" titles for November! Star Trek #3 Mike Johnson (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • Tim Bradstreet, Joe Corroney (c) The adventures of the new Enterprise crew continue in this re-imagining of the classic episode "The Galileo 7"! Mr. Spock finds himself in command of a stranded shuttle crew fighting for survival, in a tale featuring the new cast from the blockbuster STAR TREK film! *2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Tim Bradstreet, 1 Joe Corroney) *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. FC • 32 pages • $3.99 *Variant covers: Tim Bradstreet sketch cover! Photo cover! Bullet points: Fully sanctioned by Paramount pictures, with direct ties to the new movie! The new adventures start here! Classic Star Trek episodes updated in the new mythology! Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular John Byrne, Scott & David Tipton, Stuart Moore, (w) • John Byrne, Da

Godzilla & Mechagodzilla SH Monster Arts Action Figures

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Source: Entertainment Earth Godzilla SH Monster Arts Action Figure: All hail this amazingly detailed S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Action Figure! Superb detail, from his eyes down to every scale on Godzilla's body. Superior articulation, for a never-before-seen range of movement! Rendered by the renowned Yuji Sakai. All hail the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Action Figure! Measuring slightlyhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif over 6-inches tall, the figure is constructed of high-quality plastic materials for enhanced detail. Rendered by the renowned Yuji Sakai, it features unprecedented detail. Godzilla has 29 points of articulation. The superior articulation allows for depiction of Godzilla as seen swimming underwater! All the figures in this series will achieve a never-before-seen range of movement, as well as unprecedented levels of detail and coloring. That includes capturing fine points like the eye pupils and back plates! Note: Bonus effect parts and special

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science-Fiction Convention

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by Armand Vaquer Above, Armand with David Hedison at Monsterpalooza. This is a little short notice, but if you're in the Los Angeles area tomorrow, the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science-Fiction Convention will be featuring some great special guests. They include David Hedison ( The Fly , Live and Let Die , The Lost World , Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea ), Judy Strangis ( Dyna Girl ), Reb Brown ( Yor , Captain America ) and William Smith ( Any Which Way You Can , Conan The Barbarian ). Above, David Hedison poses with G-FAN #88 that contained the interview I did with him. Photo courtesy of David Hedison. I met David Hedison a year ago at Monsterpalooza and interviewed him for G-FAN . I found him to be interesting and friendly. The convention will be held at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center at 700 West 32nd St. in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, go here .

"Monsterpalooza" Magazine Launch In September

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by Armand Vaquer Monsterpalooza magazine launches in September! Yes, you read that right. A new horror-related magazine is launching in September. It is a tie-in with the Monsterpalooza convention held annually in Burbank. The Players: PUBLISHED AND EDITED by MICHAEL HEISLER and MARK REDFIELD ART DIRECTOR Theresa Ratajczak GRAPHICS AND WEBDESIGN Jennifer Rouse CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/SENIOR WRITER Joe Nazzaro The Contributors for issue #1: ILLUSTRATORS: JEFF PRESTON (cover illustration, “The Pumpkin Master”, 2011) George Chastain, Mark Redfield (interior illustrations). WRITERS: (alphabetically) Jeff Baham, Matthew J. Bowerman, Frank Dietz, Scott Essman, Pierre Fournier, Daniel Griffith, Michael Heisler, Matt Lake, Joe Moe, Caroline Munro, Joe Nazzaro, Mark Redfield, Gary Don Rhodes, Eric Supensky, Anthony Taylor Monsterpalooza magazine is to be a quarterly publication with 96 full-color pages. For more information on Monsterpalooza magazine, i

Fright Night Premiere 2011

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Woo hoo! Fright Night premiers Friday, August 19th in theatres everywhere in the U.S.!!! You people better support David Tennant, who is possibly the greatest Doctor Who ever. So click the link to his fan page and view the video! http://www.david-tennant.com/2009/id155.html