Since it’s now the month of November(with 21 days till Thanksgiving,52 days til Christmas,and 58 days till the New Year[boy:has this year gone so fucking fast !!!]),it’s now back to the regular news of what are the current world events,media sensation stories,and movie news items,as well as the latest celebrity deaths(which 2011 has been chock full of)….
* Richard Gordon: British producer who migrated to the U.S.(with his brother Alex) and produced many horror and sci-fi genre films that included the likes of THE HAUNTED STRANGLER,THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE,THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE,THE ELECTRONIC MONSTER,FIEND WITHOUT A FACE,CORRIDORS OF BLOOD,DEVIL DOLL,THE PROJECTED MAN,FIRST MAN INTO SPACE,ISLAND OF TERROR,NAKED EVIL(a.k.a.:EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT),HORROR HOSPITAL,TOWER OF EVIL,BIZARRE,THE CAT AND THE CANARY(1979),and INSEMINOID(a.k.a.:HORROR PLANET). He was 85.
* Wyatt Knight: best known as Tommy Turner(the guy with the penis with a mole)in the PORKY’S films PORKY’S,PORKY’S 2:THE NEXT DAY,and PORKY’S REVENGE,he also guest starred in plenty of TV shows that inlcude the likes of THE WALTONS,T.J. HOOKER,STAR TREK:THE NEXT GENERATION,PROFILER,PACIFIFC BLUE,CHICAGO HOPE,and CRAFTY. He was 56 and committed suicide(and was stricken with Stage 4 lymphoid cancer).
* CORY SMOOT: best known as GWAR guitarist Flattus Maximus,he was found dead in the tour bus by his band mates.
I don’t usually read the IMDB forum boards and reviews,but came across a review for NAKED EVIL/EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT by a douchebag named The Dying Flutchman who not only obviously hasn’t done his research on the film(not pointing out in his review that Indepedent International picked up that film for U.S. distribution and released it in 1973[with newly added scenes]),and also referred to Texas as “Texas…where B movies go to die”. This dumbass is obviously a youngster who never knew that Peoria,Illinois is actually the place where B movies are always dumped(but never die) and should be hoping that Joe Bob Briggs doesn’t torch him alive for trashing his beloved Texas(knowing how much Texans love their Texas).
The new James Bond/007 film has been announced as SKYFALL,with Javier Bardem announced as the new Bond villain. Some die-hard Bardem fans might call this a sell-out act,but Bardem has to make the really big bucks like everyone else(a lesson that both Nicolas Cage and John Cusack learned late in their careers,since art films and drama pieces don’t bring in the big box office bucks),since he’s married to Penelope Cruz and has kids with her,and I’m all for it if Bardem eventually does work for Rodriguez and Tarantino(maybe in a future MACHETE sequel,as the star of a film-within-a-film MACHETE movies who teams up with the real Machete).
And,Last Thing Before I Go….
Both Van Halen And Black Sabbath Have Promosied Really Big Announcements For This Month,For I Hope That Their “Announcements” Actually Deliver(And Don’t Limp Away With A Whimper)