Thn’s Top Ten Horror Remakes Part 2

January is fast becoming the month to rival the more appropriate October for the release of horror films. So we conclude our countdown, (which began Here yesterday), of our Top Ten Horror Remakes. We’ve also decided to mention a few titles that just missed the cut, but deserve a special mention for attempting to add something different to their respective source material.

At five…

5. The Crazies (2010)

Breck Eisner seemed another peculiar choice to helm the remake of cult Geroge R. Romero favourite, The Crazies. After all, his Matthew McConnaughey-led adventure Sahara, died on its arse in 2005, while his debut feature – the action-thriller Thoughtcrimes (2003) – was little seen to say the least. However, the son of former Disney chief Michael Eisner assembled a terrific cast, led by the ever-captivating Timothy Olyphant and Aussie beauty Radha Mitchell. They gave us a gripping chiller, which sees the band of survivors of Ogden Marsh,
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Ten 80s Horror Movies About Rock Bands

By Erin Lashley,

In the 80s, rock music and horror movies went together like acid washed jeans and feathered hair. The trouble is, even though many horror movies had awesome rock soundtracks, the movies that specifically featured rock musician characters as heroes or villains varied wildly in quality. Although the rock horror movie has mostly gone the way of the 80s, I’m not sure any other type of music will ever have such a successful love affair with horror. I can’t picture people turning up for a movie called Pop Divas of the Apocalypse, or Death by Dubstep, or even Bloody Pit of Techno Bastards. But what do I know? I’m still stuck in the 80s. Here are 10 of the movies that are stuck with me.

Rocktober Blood (1984)

Billy (Tray Loren) is a rock star, and also kind of an a-hole, so nobody is real
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Disc Covering: "Wrong Side of Town," A Match Made in Dtv Heaven

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Wrestlers and Dtv movies are made for each other (I've covered one such pairing in this column before). Most of these straight-to-dvd movies are just schlock action soap operas, and what is wrestling if not schlock action soap operas in front of a live studio audience? Even if they don't have much acting experience, wrestlers already have all the other necessary prereqs: lots of practice in front of the camera, the ability to do their own stunts, and built-in believability as ass kickers. Take a guy like Dave Bautista, former WWE Heavyweight Champion and the top-billed actor in "Wrong Side of Town." Do I want to see him in "Death of a Salesman?" No. Can he handle a story about two former Navy Seals trying to survive after a bounty is placed on their heads? Absolutely.

Now that I think about it, I kind of do want to see Bautista's "Death of a Salesman.
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DVD Round Up, Feb. 17, 2010: ‘Good Hair,’ ‘Blood Creek’

Chicago –’s regular Round-Up column returns this week with another collection of recently released DVDs that may have slid just a bit below your radar while you were busy buying Valentine’s Day cards and candy. We’re not necessarily recommending these titles, merely presenting their details for your awareness. You’re welcome.

Blood Creek” was released on January 19th, 2010

Wolverine and The X-Men: Fate of the Future” was released on February 2nd, 2010.

From Mexico With Love” and “Good Hair” were released on February 16th, 2010.

Wrong Side of Town” will be released on February 23rd, 2010.

Blood Creek

Photo credit: Lionsgate Home Video

Synopsis: “In 1936, the Wollners, a German family living in Town Creek, West Virginia, are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar. In need of money, they accept Professor Ricard Wirth into their home, unaware of the Third Reich’s practices in the
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The Wrong Side of Town Trailer Features Rappers, Extra Cheese

The first thought that popped into my peanut-shaped head after watching the trailer for director David DeFalco’s upcoming action extravangaza “Wrong Side of Town” was, and I quote, “When did someone resurrect Pm Entertainment and why wasn’t I notified?” The film, which stars Dave Batista, Ja Rule, and Stormy Daniels, looks like it’s arrived on the scene twenty years too late to qualify for relevance. Still, as someone who shamelessly enjoys the work of both Gary Daniels and Don “The Dragon” Wilson, the film looks like it should supply plenty of time-wasting entertainment without the use of too many brain cells. Of course, it may destroy several more in the process, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. Besides, it’s not like I have anything else to blow them on. Here’s the lowdown on the specifics: In order to save his kidnapped daughter,
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