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FEO AMANTE's HORROR THRILLER
|DEC. 4, 2013
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MY FRIENDS, I'M AFRAID I MUST WARN YOU
THEY'LL BE SCARY GHOST STORIES
AND TALES OF THE GLORIES OF CHRISTMASES LONG, LONG AGO.
- Edward Pola and George Wyle
E.C. McMullen Jr.
A man wanders around Chinatown, looking for something. He doesn't know what, just something out of the ordinary that he can give his son for Christmas. A Chinese boy gives the man his best pitch: he knows just the thing for the man. His Grandfather's store! The giftshopper is sure to find whatever he is looking for there! The man introduces himself to the wizened old grandfather (Keye Luke*). His name is Randall Peltzer (Hoyt Axton: ENDANGERED SPECIES) and he's an inventor. His inventions don't sell well because they don't work well, but while in the store, he's introduced to a curious creature called a Mogwai. That's just the present he wants to buy for his son, but Grandfather doesn't want to sell and he doesn't want to waste anymore time with the inventor. So his grandson sneaks around and sells the Mogwai behind Grandfather's back.
Pop makes it back home just in time for Christmas and gives his son, Billy (Zach Galligan: WAXWORK, GREMLINS 2), the Mogwai. Billy's Mom (Francis Lee McCain: SCREAM) doesn't know what to think of it, and neither does the family dog. Billy names his Mogwai, "Gizmo" (voiced by Howie Mandel: LITTLE MONSTERS, GREMLINS 2), because the little varmint has a thing for mechanical stuff. Then Pop remembers; the Mogwai requires very specific rules.
1. Don't expose it to bright light.
2. Don't get it wet.
3. Don't feed it after midnight.
Do I need to say it? Of course all of these rules will be broken.
Continued at Feo Amante/ Gremlins.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Director producer Mick Garris (CRITTERS 2, THE FLY II, SHE-WOLF OF LONDON [TV], PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING, SLEEPWALKERS, HOCUS POCUS, THE STAND [TV], THE SHINING [TV], QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY, HOST , RIDING THE BULLET, DESPERATION, MASTERS OF HORROR [TV], GHOST CAT, POST MORTEM [TV], FEAR ITSELF [TV]) is 62.
Writer, Director, Producer Álex de la Iglesia (ACCION MUTANTE, THE DAY OF THE BEAST, PERDITA DURANGO, MUERTOS DE RISA, LA COMMUNIDAD, THE PERFECT CRIME, 6 FILMS TO KEEP YOU AWAKE: THE BABY'S ROOM, THE OXFORD MURDERS, THE LAST CIRCUS) is 49.
Zombie Model and artist, Raven MaClean (KITTEN KOFFIN ZOMBIES Calenda) is 38.
Writer and feoamante alumni Harry Shannon (BAD SEED, NIGHT OF THE BEAST, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF, THE PRESSURE OF DARKNESS, and Book and Movie, DEAD AND GONE) is 65.
Check him out at Harry Shannon.com.
Actor Tony Todd (SLEEPWALK, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD , VOODOO DAWN , CANDYMAN [all], THE CROW, THEM , SABOTAGE, STIR, WISHMASTER, SHADOW BUILDER, THE PANDORA PROJECT, FINAL DESTINATION [all], SILENCE, SCARECROW SLAYER, MURDER-SET-PIECES, HEART OF THE BEHOLDER, HOUSE OF GRIMM, CONTROL FACTOR, THE PROPHECY: FORSAKEN,
SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, MINOTAUR, HATCHET, THE ABSCENCE OF LIGHT, THE EDEN FORMULA, Masters of Horror: VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, CHICAGO MASSACRE: RICHARD SPECK, SHADOW PUPPETS, iMURDERS, DARK REEL, BRYAN LOVES YOU, NITE TALES: THE MOVIE, BLOOD WARS, DEAD IN LOVE, VAMPIRE IN VEGAS, 24 [TV], PENANCE, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, THE GRAVES, SPLATTER [TV], THE QUIET ONES, JACK THE REAPER, CUT, BEG, SUSHI GIRL, TRANSFORMERS PRIME [TV], DEAD OF NITE, DISCIPLES, DUST OF WAR) is 59.
Look for Tony in the upcoming 2014 Horror Thrillers ARMY OF THE DAMNED, SCREAM AT THE DEVIL, VANish, LIVE-EVIL, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS 3D.
A lot of
people give Kevin Williamson's SCREAM credit for originality in using the prank phone call as a tool of a killer.
That included myself until I saw BLACK CHRISTMAS.
In this film
written by Roy Moore (THE LAST CHASE), a
sorority house at an unnamed university receives a series of prank phone
calls. The girls first refer to the caller as "the moaner,"
and he delivers a string of obscene phrases that they don't really take
seriously. Then, in his most recent calls, there are the screams and gasps
of a woman in the background . . .
Also of note
is the first person POV of the killer. As he is climbing a trellis and
peering through windows early in the film, the viewer is looking directly
through his eyes. He then enters the house through an upstairs window
and lurks in the attic for some time, descending only for the occasional
murder. Later in the film, we watch first-hand as he goes into a brief
rage and tears up the attic, and then slowly rocks a corpse in a rocking
(Lynne Griffin: CURTAINS) becomes the first
victim, and when nobody can account for her whereabouts, a 13-year-old
girl also turns up missing. A search is begun, but meanwhile the killer
continues to stalk the other girls.
Continued at Feo Amante/ Black Christmas.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Actor Brendan Fraser (THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON, GODS AND MONSTERS, THE MUMMY , THE MUMMY RETURNS, JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, BREAKOUT ) who is 45.
Actor Daryl Hannah (THE FURY, BLADE RUNNER, THE FINAL TERROR, HIGH SPIRITS, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, THE TIE THAT BINDS, THE GINGERBREAD MAN, ADDAMS FAMILY REUNION, REAR WINDOW , HIDE AND SEEK aka CORD, DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, FIRST TARGET, THE BIG EMPTY, KILL BILL 1 & 2, SILVER CITY, LOVE IS THE DRUG, FINAL DAYS OF PLANET EARTH, VICE, SHARK SWARM, THE CYCLE, DARK HONEYMOON, A CLOSED BOOK, BLIND REVENGE, ELDORADO, ZOMBIE NIGHT) is 53.
Hannah shares a December birthday with KILL BILL alumni, Lucy Lui and Larry Bishop.
Actor Julianne Moore (sLAUGHTERHOUSE II, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, CAST A DEADLY SPELL, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, BODY OF EVIDENCE, THE FUGITIVE, SAFE, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, PSYCHO , HANNIBAL, EVOLUTION, THE FORGOTTEN, FREEDOMLAND, CHILDREN OF MEN, NEXT, BLINDNESS, CHLOE, SHELTER, CARRIE ) who is 53.
Look for Julianne in the upcoming
2013 2014 Mystery Thriller, NON-STOP. Also in 2014, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. And in 2015, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and SEVENTH SON.
Fear not, metal fans. His real name is not Ozzy so his birth name was never Oswald. Happy Birthday to
Musician Ozzy Osbourne (band BLACK SABBATH: Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath. OZZY: Blizzard of Ozz, Ultimate Sin. Soundtracks: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ZOMBIE JA KUMMITUSJUNA, HELLRAISER III, GHOST RIDER, IRON MAN, Actor: TRICK OR TREAT) is 63.
Actor Amanda Seyfried (VERONICA MARS [TV], SOLSTICE, JENNIFER'S BODY, CHLOE, RED RIDING HOOD, IN TIME, GONE) is 28.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.
The mention of Marley's funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Actor Lucy Lui (CITY OF INDUSTRY, FLYPAPER, PAYBACK, TRUE CRIME, BALLISTIC: Ecks vs. Sever, CYPHER, KILL BILL: Vol. 1, KILL BILL Vol. 2, RISE: BLOOD HUNTER, AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS) is 44.
Lucy shares a
December birthday with fellow KILL BILL alumni, Larry Bishop.
Writer Ray Garton (INVADERS FROM MARS: A NOVEL, IN A DARK PLACE: THE STORY OF A TRUE HAUNTING, ALL THAT GLITTERS
[Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series #12], THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: RAVANNA, ZOMBIE LOVE, SEX AND VIOLENCE IN HOLLYWOOD) is 51.
And On Sunday -
Actor Nestor Carbonell (THE TICK, KILLER MOVIE, THE DARK KNIGHT, LOST [TV], RINGER [TV], THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) is 46.
Look for Nestor in the upcoming Horror television series, THE BATES MOTEL.
Writer, Musician, and Feo Amante Alumni, Ryan Harding (PARTNERS IN CHYME w/Ed Lee, Music: YKOF) who is 34.
Writer Gina Osnovich (SCARS) is 35.
Actor Treat Williams (FLASHPOINT, ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS, DEAD HEAT, VAULT OF HORROR I, IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL, MULHOLLAND FALLS, DEEP RISING, THE CIRCLE, SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, VENOMOUS, THE CIRCLE, THE HIDEOUT, MASKERADE, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, and more) is 62.
Look for Treat in the upcoming
2013 2014 Thriller, IN THE BLOOD.
And On Saturday -
Actor Larry Bishop (WILD IN THE STREETS, THE DEVIL'S 8, ANGEL UNCHAINED, SHANKS, THE BIG FIX, C.H.O.M.P.S., MAD DOG TIME, UNDERWORLD , KILL BILL VOL. 2, HELL RIDE, FORGOTTEN PILLS) is 65.
Look for Larry in the upcoming
2013 2014 Horror Thriller, MISIRLOU.
Larry shares a birthday with MAD DOG TIME alumni, Billy Drago and Billy Idol.
Actor Elisha Cuthbert (ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? [TV], BELIEVE, HOUSE OF WAX, THE QUIET, CAPTIVITY, 24 [TV], THE FORGOTTEN [TV]) is 31.
Actor Billy Drago (CUTTER'S WAY, INVASION U.S.A., VAMP, HUNTER'S BLOOD, FREEWAY, DARK BEFORE DAWN, PRIME SUSPECT, SECRET GAMES, LADY DRAGON 2, CYBORG 2, THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR., DRIFTING SCHOOL, MIRROR MIRROR III, LUNAR COP, PHOENIX, BLOOD MONEY, SCI-FIGHTERS, A DOLL IN THE DARK, CONVICT 762, MIRROR MIRROR IV, DESERT ROSE, TRIGGER HAPPY, TREMORS 4, FORT DOOM, CHARMED [TV], DEMON HUNTER, BLOOD RELIC, SEVEN MUMMIES, Masters of Horror: IMPRINT, THE HILLS HAVE EYES , THE DEAD ONE, REVAMPED, ZOMBIE HUNTERS, COPPERHEAD, DARK MOON RISING, GHOST TOWN, WORLD'S END, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: GENESIS) is 66.
Look for Billy's upcoming 2013 Mystery Thriller,
LOW GROUNDS: THE PORTAL.
Actor Nancy Everhard (DOUBLE REVENGE, DEMONSTONE, DEEPSTAR SIX, THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE PUNISHER , THE CHINA LAKE MURDERS, URBAN LEGENDS: BLOODY MARY) is 56.
Musician Billy Idol (Music: REBEL YELL, WHIPLASH SMILE, CHARMED LIFE, CYBERPUNK, DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Movie: TRIGGER HAPPY, HEAVY METAL 2000) is 58.
Writer, Director, Producer, Brian Pulido (LADY DEATH, THE GRAVES) is like 52 or something.
Director Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, CORALINE) is 61.
Look for Henry's 2013 Thriller SHADOW KING.
Scott Sigler (INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS, ANCESTOR, THE STARTER, THE ROOKIE, BLOOD IS RED, NOCTURNAL) is around 52 or something.
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