The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,642 horror articles & features | 6,966 horror movies | 1,555 horror reviews | 1,309 giveaways hosted | 223 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

How Horror Games Give Us The Fright We're Looking For Atmosfear: The Attraction of Horror Games The Top 5 Online Horror Games 'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature
Entering the Next Level of Fear Genesis Rodriguez and Company Hit 'Puberty' A Trio of New Cast Members Head to AMC's 'The Terror' Former Adult Swim Star Brett Gelman Joins 'Stranger Things'

WIN Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy on Blu-ray
WIN Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy on Blu-ray
WIN Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies FREE iTunes Download
WIN Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies FREE iTunes Download
WIN Don't Breathe on Blu-ray
WIN Don't Breathe on Blu-ray
WIN Blair Witch on Blu-ray
WIN Blair Witch on Blu-ray
WIN Humans 2.0 on DVD
WIN Humans 2.0 on DVD
WIN THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Blu-ray and Liberty Mask
WIN THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Blu-ray and Liberty Mask


Category: Horror News

STOP MOTION ON MONSTER ISLAND

Steven Davies Posted: 18 September, 2003 at 04:30 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

STOP MOTION ON MONSTER ISLAND

Filmmaker Jack (AMERICA?S DEADLIEST HOME VIDEO) Perez called Fango with an update on his MONSTER ISLAND project, an MTV original movie he wrote with Adam Glass and will start directing next month. As originally reported here, ISLAND is a youth-oriented homage to creature features past, and Perez tells Fango, ?We?ve figured out a way to do all the creatures Ray Harryhausen-style, with stop-motion. As far as I know, this is the first movie in a very long time to approach monster FX using that technique. I don?t want to give away the specifics of what we?re creating, but we?re dealing with 25- to 50-foot creatures created with models on jungle sets, and we also have some full-sized insect props ?a THEM! The stop-motion is being done by the Bowes FX company here in Vancouver,? where the movie?s live-action portion begins shooting October 6.

?I want the movie to feel like the original KING KONG and 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, so it?s not just a tribute to ?50s giant-insect movies,? Perez continues. ?And I can?t compare it to something like EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS, which was done with CGI. To do it right, you really have to employ the effects they used in the period. I told the FX people, ?You have to imagine you?re back in the ?50s, using the techniques that were state-of-the-art then.? We?re doing it not as a parody, but playing it completely straight. It?s kind of a compendium of homages, a love letter to these movies. I miss those films, I don?t see them any more, and I think there?s a certain charm that?s missing from a CGI creature that you get from a stop-motion model?it occupies real space as opposed to cyberspace.?

The human cast will be composed mostly of young unknowns, though Perez notes, ?Carmen Electra is playing herself, essentially occupying the Fay Wray role in KING KONG. The monsters get her, and our ragtag group of high-schoolers has to run a gauntlet of these creatures on Monster Island to rescue her.? The director says that the stop-motion should be completed by the end of the year, with the movie premiering on MTV in early 2004.

Courtesy of Fangoria

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 18 September, 2003 at 04:30 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Fangoria



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Theyre Watching Movie Review

Theyre Watching

The Open Door Movie Review

The Open Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy on Blu-ray WIN Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies FREE iTunes Download
WIN Don't Breathe on Blu-ray WIN Blair Witch on Blu-ray
WIN Humans 2.0 on DVD WIN THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Blu-ray and Liberty Mask
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com