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Trivia: Is This Scary Became Ghost

Posted: May 4, 2016, 14:07:58

Here are some interesting trivia. Most of you are familiar with the King/Michael Jackson music video Ghosts but did you know it was originally meant as a promo for the movie Adams Family Values?

Turns out the original title was Is This Scary and meant to be a short promo for the then upcoming Addams Family Values movie. The unfinished and unreleased version even had the Addams Family kids in it. Production began in 1993 with Mick Garris directing and rewriting the script. Then the allegations against Jackson happened and the project was shelved. In 1996, it was rewritten again and expanded and given the final title, Ghosts. The original version that King supposedly wrote has surfaced online...misspelled Is It Scary, since the real title was Is This Scary. Check it out here.



Here are some outtakes from the Ghost version.





And here is the full Ghost version.



Thanks to Peter Hansen

Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow Out July 12

Posted: May 3, 2016, 23:59:58

Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow is being released on Blu-ray in July. Here are all the info you need.

Director: Michael Felsher
Runtime: 90 minutes
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Format: Blu-ray
Region: All Regions
Price: $24.95

Features
•Audio Commentary with Director & Editor Michael Felsher
•Audio Commentary featuring interviews with Actor John Amplas, Property Master Bruce Alan Miller, and Make-Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
•Creepshow Days – An interview with Director of Photography Director Michael Gornick
•Extended Interview Segments with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, and Bernie Wrightson
•Behind The Screams – A compilation of on-set video footage from Tom Savini
•Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
•Scream Greats Volume One: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects with Optional Audio Commentary with Tom Savini
•Vintage 1982 Evening Magazine Segment shot on the set of the film, featuring rare cast & crew interviews
•Behind-The-Scenes of CREEPSHOW Photo Gallery


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

My Review Of Unearthed & Untold

Posted: May 2, 2016, 08:44:14

Here is my review of Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary.


Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is done with love (for a great movie), stubbornness (to finally get it released), with thoroughness (finding everything and not leaving anything out) and a passion for the art of filmmaking. Well done!

You can pre-order your copy from Terror Films here.

DT Casting; Jake's Friend Timmy Cast

Posted: April 29, 2016, 22:46:27
Section: Film » The Dark Tower

Here are the latest Dark Tower casting reported by Deadline.


Two weeks into the start of shooting in South Africa, The Dark Tower is beefing up its cast with the addition of Michael Barbieri, I’ve learned. Reps for the 14-year-old are deep in talks to have him join the highly anticipated Nikolaj Arcel-directed adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling series, set to come out on Presidents Day weekend next year.

Barbieri is slated to play the role of Timmy. Showing up in The Waste Lands book from 1992, the character is an offbeat pal to the Jake Chambers character, to be played by Tom Taylor.


Thanks to Douglas Dowie.

King & Arcel Comment On Dark Tower

Posted: April 29, 2016, 16:40:19
Section: Film » The Dark Tower

This article has been out for a few weeks but there are some quotes from King that might be of interest.


“[The movie] starts in media res, in the middle of the story instead of at the beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit, but they’ll get behind it, because it is the story,”

and

“They’re still holding on to this idea that they can do a TV series, and they’ve got it pegged for that, and it would seem everyone involved is waiting to see if the movie clicks with audiences before going all in with a massive franchise. Other people have tried fantasy spectacle. Sometimes it works, sometimes it works really well when it’s based on a series of books, like 'The Hunger Games' or 'Harry Potter,' and sometimes it doesn’t. What I have to go back to is this: We have Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, two great actors. You’ve got a great production team and Akiva Goldsman as the primary script writer. The team is in place, so we’ll hope for the best.”

Director Nikolaj Arcel said this:

“A lot of it takes place in our day, in the modern world”

Thanks to Herbert West

You & Lilja's Library

Posted: April 29, 2016, 13:04:41

As you know (and if you didn’t you do now) Lilja’s Library celebrates 20 years this year and I want to celebrate that as much as I can. And you also know that the site wouldn’t be worth anything if no one read it. So, in order to celebrate that I want to involve you.

I want to do something similar to the photos you send in with yourself and one of King’s books but this time I want you to send in a photo of yourself and Lilja’s Library. Lilja’s Library you might ask? Yes, take a photo of yourself and Lilja’s Library in some form. It could be you in front of the computer (where you can see Lilja’s Library), it could be a photo of you and my book, it could be a photo of you and your tattoo of Marv (if anyone has one), or any other form of Lilja’s Library. Draw Marv and pose with him, read the site on your phone and take a photo of you doing it…your imagination is the limit. The rule is that Lilja’s Library and you need to be in the photo (and not just a toe or a finger, your face at least). That’s it. Not to hard right?

And to make it even more fun, one of you that send in a photo will get a prize. I will draw one of the entries at random (so it’s not a contest of who’s got the best photo) and that entry will win a prize. I can’t tell you what the prize is just yet but believe me, it will be worth it.

OK, so start sending in your photos, either by email to info[a]liljas-library.com or post them on facebook or twitter. I will then putt them from there and post them on the site.

I hope to SEE you soon! / Lilja

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