The Bloodcast 88: Amityville, The Pyramid, Rebooting Monsters & Lestat’s Return

Vampire Lestat - The BloodcastIn their 88th episode, hosts Ryan Turek and Clarke Wolfe are offering their reactions to some of the latest major news headlines hitting the world of horror.

The pair analyze the recently-released trailers for The Pyramid and Annabelle as well as the first look at Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: The Awakening.

They also discuss films they have recently seen and Universal Studios’ plan to bring back some of their classic monsters and reboot The Vampire Chronicles on the big screen. All this and lots more this week on The Bloodcast!

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  • PMD2

    Another entertaining discussion. The Pyramid looks pretty fun. To me it looks like the creatures or whatever might be rotting bodies, maybe down there for decades or centuries, from an earlier expedition or something.

  • Frank Bautista

    I’m with Clarke on this one regarding the majority of period set movies not really being done right. There are examples of period set movies that HAVE been successful. Clarke mentions the television series “Game of Thrones”, but movie wise, I’d like to mention the Tolkien movies. Jackson’s LoTR and Hobbit movies are still pretty big. Captain America: The First Avenger was period set, and did great as well, as did Argo(based on real events).

    If we are talking more about horror, The Conjuring, set in the 70s, did a good job in keeping that 70s period feel. Whether Annabelle does the same has yet to be seen. I agree, the trailer looks bad(you can kinda tell it’s not handled as “gracefully” as The Conjuring. Though, if it’s at fault, it’s NOT because of the period it’s set more than execution. I do think the audience is more lenient towards GOOD period set movies. That’s true with most everything, actually. You can have a bizarre premise with bizarre setting or characters, but if you give the audience something to give a damn about, they’ll become invested in the experience. If you lack the skills or passion of presenting something of worth, the audience won’t follow you on the trip you’re trying to lead them. There’s a lot of modern set movies that fail regardless of being “modern set”. A bad movie’s a bad movie, set in modern times or set in the 1800s, it’s going to be bad nonetheless.

    • Gabbi Cordero

      i agree. i hate not only when studio heads find lame excuses over why something does or does not work, however, it’s even worse when analysts and cinema pundits adopt the same one dimensional mindset.

      1995’s Cutthroat Island was one of the biggest flops in film history so the gavel is dropped that “audiences no longer desire pirate movies”. Eight years later Pirates of the Caribbean makes $300 million domestically. So which is it? do pirate movies work or do they not? It’s not about this genre or that time period. IT’S ABOUT QUALITY. and it is gullible to water down otherwise