The iconic 94 year old producer, director and B-movie mogul sits down with us to discuss the making of the classic 1980 exploitation film plus reveals what he’s been up to during the pandemic and what pictures he’s currently prepping. We also take a look at some of Corman’s greatest creature features unleashed over his nearly 60 years making movies. On top of all this killer Corman content, we talk to director John Harrison about his chilling anthology horror film TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, hang out with the cast of the crazy 3D chiller SILENT MADNESS, go deep into the creation of Full Moon’s recent monster mash WEEDJIES!, preview the new Lovecraft romp MISKATONIC U: THE RESONATOR, examine the lush art of British comic book illustrator and painter Nick Percival and so much more!
Full Moon launches 2021 slate with new Lovecraft film
While the pandemic rages, effectively putting the larger scale, internationally mounted DEADLY TEN film slate on pause, Full Moon will be launching an ambitious slate of smaller pictures to be released in 2021, starting with MISKATONIC U: THE RESONATOR, a new horror film inspired by both the works of legendary fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft and beloved genre director Stuart Gordon.
MISKATONIC U: THE RESONATOR tells the tale of Crawford Tillinghast, who builds a machine known as the Resonator. The machine allows one to experience multiple dimensions while navigating the unsavory beasts that dwell within them. But things get complicated when Tillinghast realizes that the prototype of his creation has not only released murderous and deadly creatures into his world, but also has affected his own reality.”
William Butler (MADHOUSE, DEMONIC TOYS 2) will direct. Charles Band will produce.
The film will go into production in Los Angeles in early December. It will feature plenty of the sort of gooey practical special make-up effects that served as the hallmark of Band and Gordon’s collaborations and will sport cameos and performances from many of the original cast members that have long been associated with Gordon and the films from Band’s Empire Pictures universe.
“After working side by side with Stuart on From Beyond and many other subsequent genre productions, it is a complete honor and privilege to be able to bring to life a project that is inspired by his brilliant mind and passion for the work of H.P. Lovecraft,” said Band. “We’re very excited to be embarking on this ambitious and reverent entertainment.”
Beloved Instagram cinephile has been spreading her movie gospel to positive effect
A social media influencer is a person who has the ability to affect other people’s thinking in a social online community. The individuals who thrive at it don’t do it for personal fame, but a love for a particular medium that is infectious because it is genuine.
Digital creator Naima, also known as Hello Film Lover, caught our eye as a movie historian and she goes out of her way to bring fans together in a truly organic way that is positive in these somewhat cynical times that we live in.
DELIRIUM: Tell us a little about yourself…
NAIMA: I am originally from Barcelona, Spain. I went to film school in Barcelona and then I left Spain and never looked back! I moved to Los Angeles, experienced the film industry up close, met my husband there and then we moved around and ended up in London, where we now live with our two cats.
DELIRIUM: Where did your love of cinema begin?
NAIMA: My grandma has always been a cinephile. She used to tape all the movies she liked from television and she would also buy copies of her favorites. Cinema is something very usual at home. I spent a lot of time with my grandma and she always watched classics and spoke highly of directors. She always had fun facts and I grew up to learn to love film. My mother is also a classics lover but from her I learned to love science fiction and fantastic ’90s television shows like BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. It then became clear that I wanted to be involved with cinema in my future.
DELIRIUM: What are the films that shaped you?
NAIMA: PSYCHO, LITTLE WOMEN, and GHOSTBUSTERS. I’ve always been drawn to all types of genres. Movies are part of my life and they help me express and understand emotions very well.
DELIRIUM: There have always been female fans of horror, but I feel in the last 25 years or so they have been championing the genre in a positive light and are just as versed as their male counterparts. Do you feel like the horror community is united?
NAIMA: I do not find myself part of the horror community because I do watch all types of films. I feel like women have slowly been more empowered. I have always felt like a weirdo around my girlfriends for liking science fiction films or thrillers that are usually not considered girly. I think the community of horror is united, but they set themselves apart from the rest of film lovers, and that is something a bit sad. I feel we should all be able to love and cherish each other no matter our cinematic preferences.
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DELIRIUM dives deep into the Halloween season with a massive new cover story interview with that inimitable Sultan of Smut John Waters in a celebration of his sick and satirical shock comedy CECIL B. DEMENTED! Water’s deranged anti-Hollywood horrorshow turns 20 this year and, considering it’s one of Waters’ personal favorite pictures, the iconic director sits down with editor Chris Alexander to delve deep into is lurid legacy, while spiraling off into all manner of salacious sidebars and twisted tangents. It’s the ultimate Waters interview and you won’t want to miss it!
Elsewhere in this jam-packed 24th issue, we have new interviews with legendary occult metal band BLUE OYSTER CULT, a chat with HALLOWEEN star and noted director Nick Castle about his underrated 80s action classic TAG: THE ASSASSINATION GAME, new words with SAW series helmer Darren Lynn Bousman, cult filmmaker Harry Kumel revealing secrets about the 4K restoration of his 1971 masterpiece DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, words on the new Shudder series CURSED FILMS, the brilliant Italian zombie shocker THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE, Arlene Sidaris riffing on Andy Sidaris’s wacky boobs ‘n’ bullets thriller GUNS and so much more!
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Full Moon’s release of classic Paul Naschy film will be uncut and in HD for the first time
Full Moon is excited to announce the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of one of the greatest European Gothic horror films of the 1970s: Director Jose Luis Merino’s eerie and erotic masterwork ORGY OF THE LIVING DEAD!
Also released as THE HANGING WOMAN, BEYOND THE LIVING DEAD and RETURN OF THE ZOMBIES (under which name Full Moon’s iconic Wizard Video VHS label put it out under in the early 1980s), Merino’s terrifying chiller is filled with atmosphere, dread, nudity, gore and zombies galore and also features memorable appearances by FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR’s Aurora de Alba and SPASMO’s Maria Pia Conte. Full Moon is thrilled to be presenting ORGY OF THE LIVING DEAD fully uncut on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in America, remastered from the original 35mm negative.
DELIRIUM magazine returns with a tribute to the late, great Al Adamson!
DELIRIUM Magazine #23 is an affectionate salute to one of the most discussed exploitation movie architects of all time, the late, great Al Adamson!
To time with the release of Severin Films’ juggernaut Blu-ray box set featuring over 30 of Al’s bizarre works, this beautifully illustrated issue features exclusive interviews with Adamson’s producing partner Sam Sherman and director David Gregory, whose latest documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON digs deep into Al’s oeuvre and examines the horrific, true crime tragedy of his senseless and gruesome murder. Further into our Adamson examination, we have film historian Howard S. Berger’s exhilarating analysis of Al and Sam’s signature opus: 1971’s berserk, stitched together monster mash DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, a so-called “bad movie” that is really a kind of secret, subversive psychedelic masterpiece.
Bouncing off that gonzo Gothic picture’s legacy, we jump back into the world of Hammer Horror, with an appreciation of 1974’s Hong Kong co-production THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES and then sit down for an EXCLUSIVE new interview with British horror legend Judy Matheson, who co-starred in the double-shot “Karnstein” Hammer shockers LUST FOR A VAMPIRE and TWINS OF EVIL! Padding out this extraordinary issue is a unique interview with HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II director Bruce Pittman where we discuss NOT his filmography but rather his sideline as a photographer, snapping shots of legends like Robert Mitchum and Ann-Margret. Buffalo-based horror hero Greg Lamberson dissects his new creeper WIDOW’S POINT, multi-hyphenate artist Dante Tomaselli riffs on his unique body of work and managing editor Michael Gingold traps actor William Sanderson for a flashback interview on the notorious revenge thriller FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE.
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Full Moon’s controversial comedy quickie aims to make you laugh
Full Moon has always preached the philosophy of fun to deal with the heavy world we live in and we have answered the current depressing global freak-out with our own goofy, gory, silly, satirical and irreverent riff on whats happening now with CORONA ZOMBIES, a ludicrous vision of a global pandemic spiraling out of control, one that causes its victims to become cannibalistic, creepy and contagious Corona Zombies!
They’re invading Poland! (READ HERE)
They’re running rampant in France! (READ HERE)
They’ve taken over Italy! (READ HERE)
They’re devouring Spain! (READ HERE)
And they’ve made the cover of the biggest newspaper in Mexico! (READ HERE) CORONA ZOMBIES will premiere exclusively on the Full Moon Features channel and app on April 10th, 2020. Finally! Something GOOD to look forward to on Good Friday!
Now check out the crazy new trailers below!
Quietly unnerving horror movie offers subtle, scary rewards
If Ingmar Bergman had mounted a production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, it might feel something like co-writer/director’s bizarre and dreamlike anti-horror horror movie LITTLE JOE. Out now on DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment, the film is bound to isolate general horror fans looking for a quick thrill but is almost guaranteed an enduring cult following from genre obsessives who prefer to be challenged and frustrated by their cinema. And if nothing else, LITTLE JOE is indeed designed to challenge and frustrate but it also offers subtle rewards and ample pleasures for those willing to navigate its austere weirdness.
Emily Beecham (who won the best actress award at Cannes) stars as Alice, a botanist working for a British company experimenting in new breeds of consumer plant life. She and her partner Chris (Ben Whishaw) have created a pretty and oddly emotional plan that Alice nicknames “Little Joe” after her son Joe who is light of her life. Said plant apparently releases a pollen that makes its owner bond with the sprout in the same ways in which parents chemically connect with their children. “Little Joe” feeds on human contact, on conversation and kindness and in turn, releases a hormone that makes its “parent” happy. Although explicitly instructed not to do so, Alice brings one of the plants home for her son as a gift. Everything seems fine at first, but slowly, surely, her boy begins acting strangely, removing himself from her and suggesting he’d rather live with his father. Alice begins to suspect that her “Little Joe” might not be quite as benign as she had intended, and when the plants begin releasing their pollen to staff in the lab, she wonders if she has in fact created a monster.
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Underrated ’80s comedy/fantasy is a wild, colorful ride
Budget home media imprint Mill Creek Entertainment has been knocking it out of the park for some time, licensing rare and obscure genre films and giving them crisp HD Blu-ray presentations with attractive packaging and making them available for next to nothing. Rarely – if ever – do they bother with following the lead of boutique labels like Arrow or Severin by padding out their releases with special features of any kind. And that’s often okay. Because at the end of the day, it’s the movie that matters and any further knowledge the viewer needs is mostly available on ye olde internet.
But sometimes the company lets loose a title that DEMANDS a more comprehensive revisit and dissection. One such picture is VIBES, a 1988 comedy/fantasy/adventure that came and went quickly, the victim of audience indifference and scathing critical response. If ever there was a picture that demanded a fevered cult following, it’s VIBES, a cheerfully bizarre, bouncy and beautiful-to-look-at romp with a pack of wonderful performances and endless weirdness. Why it was so hated upon opening is anyone’s guess. Perhaps it’s because this sort of post-GHOSTBUSTERS FX-draped action ‘n’ laffs programmer was starting to become old hat by the decade’s end. Maybe its because people were cynical about female pop stars fronting a studio feature after the failure of Madonna’s WHO’S THAT GIRL? (also kind of undervalued). Who knows. But it’s a movie that needs MUCH more respect. Why? Maybe it’s just that VIBES feels so out of step with everything that is cynical, scatological and un-cinematic in contemporary comedy that you just want to hold it and keep it safe. Or maybe it’s simply because this is Cyndi Lauper’s one-and-only above-the-credits starring role and she’s really, REALLY good and her unlikely romantic lead is a post-THE FLY Jeff Goldblum and HE’S really good too and their energies are gelled together by the presence of COLOMBO himself, Peter Falk.
Whatever the voodoo, VIBES is a rather brilliant little picture and it’s great to have it back.