The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 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

Horror-on-Sea Entry Echoes Hitchcock Starkness Are Food Supplies Running out for the Walking Dead Survivors? When Cheers Turn To Screams...An Interview with the Creative Team Behind Mercy Christmas Dark Moon Comic Ends With a Blast!
The Top 5 Virtual Reality Horror Games Classic Horror Shows that should be Rebooted British Horror 'Whispers' Continues to Scare Up U.S. Audiences The Best Retro Horror Games

WIN Attack of the Killer Donuts
WIN Attack of the Killer Donuts
WIN a HORROR PRIZE PACK from Level 33 Entertainment
WIN a HORROR PRIZE PACK from Level 33 Entertainment
WIN William Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-ray
WIN William Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-ray
WIN Dark Night on DVD
WIN Dark Night on DVD
Win NUMB on Digital Download
Win NUMB on Digital Download
Win WILLARD and BEN on Blu-ray
Win WILLARD and BEN on Blu-ray


Category: Horror News

EXORCIST NEWS MAKES YOUR HEAD SPIN

Steven Davies Posted: 18 March, 2004 at 09:55 AM 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.

EXORCIST NEWS MAKES YOUR HEAD SPIN

Scarecrow informed Bloody Disgusting that make-up and effects artist Gary Tunnicliffe recently posted some news about working on Renny Harlins Exorcist: The Beginning reshoot and compares what he has seen with the original cut. Don't be alarmed; because this news is so good, it'll have your head spinning.

Gary Tunnicliffe writes, 'Well, let me start by saying that obviously due to marketing etc, I will have to be careful what photos we can release and at the moment we are weighing our way through the 350-400 shots that Mike (Regan) blasted while I was up to my arms in blood and prosthetics.

What I would like to say for the record is this; there has been a lot of rumor mongering on the internet about the Paul Schroeder movie, and the Renny Harlin re-shoot etc. Let me just give you my 'humble - fx guy' opinion. I saw the Schroeder movie, the whole thing and it wasn't very good, now I don't mean it wasn't very gory or it wasn't very scary or creepy.. it just wasn't very good and it certainly wasn't gory, creepy or scary. I like many other people am a fan of 'Schrader's work'..I love 'Auto Focus' but I can only assume that HE was abducted by aliens and someone else put in his place to direct 'Exorcist:The Beginning'.. If you think that Morgan Creek just want a 'gore-fest' and wanted to 'up the horror' as I have read online, do you really think they would have shot for nine weeks at a great deal of expense..when a two week 'blood flinging' would have easily done that? Put simply, in my opinion, Morgan Creek chose to (very wisely) 'protect' their franchise and to bring 'Renny Harlin' into what is for him I am sure a pretty low budget arena with some pretty insane time constraints was a strong move on their part.

Now regarding Renny Harlin, as a fan I am like the rest of the world, Renny has done some great stuff and some not so great stuff, 'Long Kiss Goodnight' in my mind is one of the best action flicks ever made, but before we all start blasting our opinions all over the place, let me just say one thing as someone who has sat in the directors chair. The movie that is released isn't always the movie THE DIRECTOR made (producers do tend to get their way you know) and even if it is, it doesn't always turn out the way the director might have hoped.

Renny Harlin IS a very talented guy, I have spent enough time on enough sets to know the 'real deal' and Renny is. He takes charge, makes decisions, has 'cool' ideas, shoots the hell out his scenes AND, and this a big and..gives praise. Now, he may or may not have done this on other movies in the past, I wouldn't know, I wasn't there but on this one he did all of the above and I applaud him for doing so..even if he did shoot my make-up's in close up at the end of the day, make me hack up my silicon body with a leatherman on set and take my car to the airport (hey but they ALL shoot the make-ups close up at the end of the day (except the excellent Mr.Lussier)..and I told Renny to take my car)

On the last day of shooting when we had a second and third unit doing 'battle sequence' and 'insert' pieces I had the pleasure of watching some rough cut scenes over Renny's shoulder and on several occasions we were grinning at each other, because those rough scenes looked excellent, in style, tone, performance, angles and sheer denial of the insane budget and time schedule that they had been created under.

I say again for the record 'I saw the Schroeder movie and I have seen some cuts scenes from the 'Harlin' movie, don't trouble yourself over what you 'imagine' Schroeder did..just look forward to seeing what Renny has done. If those cut scenes and what I saw filmed are anything to go by I think you wont be disappointed.'

Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting

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 March, 2004 at 09:55 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Bloody-Disgusting.com



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




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



LATEST REVIEWS

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

The Bye Bye Man Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man

Rings Movie Review

Rings

The Boy Movie Review

The Boy

Red Christmas (Short) Movie Review

Red Christmas (Short)

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Attack of the Killer Donuts WIN a HORROR PRIZE PACK from Level 33 Entertainment
WIN William Friedkin's SORCERER on Blu-ray WIN Dark Night on DVD
Win NUMB on Digital Download Win WILLARD and BEN on Blu-ray
WIN The Canterville Ghost on Blu-ray Win EAT LOCALS on Blu-ray & Novel
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com