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KATE BECKINSALE JOINS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ELIZA GRAVES

According to THR, UNDERWORLD’s Kate Beckinsale is in negotiations to star in ELIZA GRAVES, a psychological thriller from Nu Image/Millennium. Brad Anderson (SESSION 9THE CALL) will direct the film which is loosely based on a short story of Edgar Allan Poe’s called “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” and will be adapted by Joseph Gangemi.

Beckinsale will play the lead character of Eliza, a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job at an insane asylum, falling for one of the doctors but then discovering that the occupants have taken it over. Sounds like a pretty solid set-up for a horror film and with the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale as its leading lady I’d say this one is off to a pretty good start.

Shooting is expected to begin this June with Oren Peli (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) serving as one of the producers.

Movie Review: Hollow

Movie Review: Hollow

By: Tj Fowler

 

                Brief Synopsis: Four idiots set out to a dead priest’s home in the English country side.   They find a tree, a legend about suicides and the loss of any common sense they may have had…because the ‘evil’ made them do it.  Yeah Right.  Read on.

‘Hollow’ is a found footage movie that clearly is here to stay for a long time in the horror genre of films.  They’re cheap to make and if lucky can rake in a huge return.  The downside of course is it seems that many of the found footage type films fall flat on their face in terms of execution and providing a good story or scares.  Unfortunately, for ‘Hollow’ it falls into the ‘Falls on its face’ due to not executing what could have been a good story.

We begin with four characters, Emma, Scott, Lynne and James who are travelling to Emma’s dead grandfather’s house out in the countryside of England.  As the movie unfolds we find that Emma knows of something bad about a tree that has a dark history behind it and more of this story comes out as the movie goes on.  We never really see for sometime anything or behavior that one would call supernatural or attributed to some evil spirit.  Rather we see the actions and events by people that just seem to be mostly assholes or cock teases.

Part of the legend about the tree in ‘Hollow’ is that a evil spirit of a monk from the Middle Ages brings out the worse in people and that is why there have been so many suicides at the tree for so many centuries.  ‘Hollow’ attempts to make the viewer wonder if what is going on is due to the spirit bringing out the dark sides of each character or if they are doing it themselves.  This is also where ‘Hollow’ fails the most and what should have been the one thing it got right.

What we see are characters acting like assholes, bitches or mentally unstable to begin with so we are left thinking that’s how they already are and not some force really making them do the actions.  The character that seems mentally fragile was already having issues without an evil spirit needing to push him, the circumstances during the movie doesn’t do them any favors either.

I think if ‘Hollow’ had developed the characters a bit better we could have had a better movie here because we don’t really see much of a gradual slide into bad actions by the characters, they kid of just suddenly do bad actions.  Or rather they kind of start out doing bad actions to begin with so when we see the culmination of certain behaviors from the characters we just think it’s because they are dicks anyway.

As the movie goes on we also see some of the stupidest reasoning by people I have ever seen, again I think this is supposed to be attributed to the evil spirit making the characters behave in such a way and again I will state the movie failed in conveying this.  One character even mentioned to Emma if she knew the place had such a dark history why did she suggest to everyone to come to it, to which she replies, “She thought it would help James.”  So already she was a dumbass before she ever arrived at such a place.

‘Hollow’ had the ingredients to be a spooky tale set in the English countryside but it seemed that something got lost from script to film and the film suffered heavily for it.

RATING: 1.0/5

ROB ZOMBIE: ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ To Be Released On Vinyl

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, the eagerly awaited new album from ROB ZOMBIE, will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

According to Zombie, the effort will also “be released on good old 12-inch vinyl.” A photo of the front and back cover of the LP can be seen below.

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now,” says Rob. “I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of both worlds.”

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy-nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, which includes “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”, along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga”, “Lucifer Rising”, “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re an American Band”.

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is the first release on Rob‘s new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UMe.

Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio what goals he set for himself in making the new album. “I wanted someone to hear it and go, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard that before,'” he said. “I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that’s really what we’re just trying to do, you know.”

T-Boy Records is veteran rock manager Andy Gould‘s new partnership with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) which will serve as an umbrella label releasing new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major followings.

Gould, who currently heads his own Spectacle Entertainment Group, has managed Rob Zombie since his days in WHITE ZOMBIE. Gould‘s track record includes sales exceeding fifteen million worldwide and seven Grammy nominations with Zombie, including securing deals for Zombie to become one of only a handful of people to have unprecedented success for six feature films as the writer and director.

“We have had a great deal of success in the past with Rob Zombie,” explains Gould about his decision to take the new venture to UMe. “We want to sign rock bands with brand names that do good business on the road, and have been underserved by the major label system. The idea I had arose out of discussions with the other managers of major hard-rock acts who all felt their artists could benefit from an improved label experience. We’re looking to super-serve this niche audience, which is tremendously loyal, and is often even larger internationally than here in the States.”

As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. His last studio album was “Hellbilly Deluxe 2”. The CD came a decade after its predecessor, “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group WHITE ZOMBIE. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely “Dragula”, “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl”, which dominated the airwaves.

The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million dollars. The week of his album release, Zombie will premiere his sixth motion picture, “The Lords Of Salem”, that he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, on April 26, with Anchor Bay Films.

Last year, in addition to working on his film, Zombie also dominated the touring world in 2012, blowing away audiences on the road with MEGADETH, then with MARILYN MANSON for the “Twins Of Evil Tour”. Zombie and his band of maniacs — John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass and Ginger Fish on drums — brought their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats to audiences and festivals around the world.

 

ROB ZOMBIE: ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ Track Listing Revealed

The eagerly awaited new ROB ZOMBIE album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, will be released on April 23 on Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” track listing:

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

The “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” cover artwork can be seen below. Also available is an audio sample of the CD’s first single, “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”.

“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of WHITE ZOMBIE with the future of what I am doing now,” says Rob. “I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of both worlds.”

A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy-nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, which includes “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town”, along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga”, “Lucifer Rising”, “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD‘s “We’re an American Band”.

“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is the first release on Rob‘s new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UMe.

Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio what goals he set for himself in making the new album. “I wanted someone to hear it and go, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard that before,'” he said. “I wanted it to be just different. We really went out of our way with the sounds, so every song has a very different sound, a very different guitar sound, drum sound, just everything, where the sound, the actual sound becomes very important. You know, after all these years you want to still try to feel that you can break through new, creative areas in your own mind, and that’s really what we’re just trying to do, you know.”

T-Boy Records is veteran rock manager Andy Gould‘s new partnership with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) which will serve as an umbrella label releasing new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major followings.

Gould, who currently heads his own Spectacle Entertainment Group, has managed Rob Zombie since his days in WHITE ZOMBIE. Gould‘s track record includes sales exceeding fifteen million worldwide and seven Grammy nominations with Zombie, including securing deals for Zombie to become one of only a handful of people to have unprecedented success for six feature films as the writer and director.

“We have had a great deal of success in the past with Rob Zombie,” explains Gould about his decision to take the new venture to UMe. “We want to sign rock bands with brand names that do good business on the road, and have been underserved by the major label system. The idea I had arose out of discussions with the other managers of major hard-rock acts who all felt their artists could benefit from an improved label experience. We’re looking to super-serve this niche audience, which is tremendously loyal, and is often even larger internationally than here in the States.”

As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. His last studio album was “Hellbilly Deluxe 2”. The CD came a decade after its predecessor, “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the album that established Zombie as a solo artist after the breakup of multi-platinum group WHITE ZOMBIE. That triple-platinum album also yielded a string of successful radio singles, namely “Dragula”, “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl”, which dominated the airwaves.

The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million dollars. The week of his album release, Zombie will premiere his sixth motion picture, “The Lords Of Salem”, that he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, on April 26, with Anchor Bay Films.

Last year, in addition to working on his film, Zombie also dominated the touring world in 2012, blowing away audiences on the road with MEGADETH, then with MARILYN MANSON for the “Twins Of Evil Tour”. Zombie and his band of maniacs — John 5 on guitar, Piggy D on bass and Ginger Fish on drums — brought their elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats to audiences and festivals around the world.

Movie Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes

Movie Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes

By: Tj Fowler

What do you get when you take a group of star hungry film makers, a mountain man that likes to disappear randomly and a bunch of sasquatches running around at night making noises.  Well, it sure as shit isn’t Harry and the Hendersons. Continue reading Movie Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes