The Shot Behind the Shot – Jaws 2 (1978)

Behind the scenes Jaws 2 ending

(Above) The set up for the shark’s fiery demise at the conclusion of Jaws 2 (1978). The production still comes from a collection of 180 set photos recently unearthed and published by the Northwest Florida Daily News. The sequel was shot on Florida’s Emerald Coast as opposed to the Martha’s Vineyard locations of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 original. Check out all of the set stills here.

31 Days of Horror: Hand-painted Thai movie posters

Terror Train (#2c)

Terror Train (1980)

Before putting together this collection of movie posters from Thailand, my knowledge of the country was informed almost entirety by The Hangover II, Only God Forgives and, of course, that staple of Thai tourism, Kickboxer. But in the process, I discovered a few new Thailand facts.

1) Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles. Is Malaysia known as The Kingdom of Snuggles and nobody told me? (continue reading) Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: It’s Just a Harmless Little Bunny – Revenge of Nature posters

Night of the Lepus #2

In April of1970 the world celebrated (if that’s the right word) the first Earth Day.  In the decade that followed, apocalyptic prognostications, environmental regulations and an energy crisis that led the United States to briefly ration gas created a new sense of ecological anxiety. The horror movies of the era reflected – as the genre often does – those anxieties in a series of films in which environmental imbalance (often precipitated by corporate greed) caused our furry little friends to revolt against us. (Continue Reading) Continue Reading ›