Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Maybe A Little Halloween Comedy?

Posted by Michael on October 27th, 2020

If our scary and gory Halloween movie picks are not for you, perhaps the 1989 comedy Penn And Teller Get Killed is more your speed… You can find it on DVD from the Warner Archives but we are pretty sure it isn’t streaming anywhere!

And with this we are officially ending our suggestions for Halloween movies and pivoting to some of our favorite Halloween magicians!

NSFW Wizard Of Gore Extended Trailer

Posted by Michael on October 26th, 2020

The extended trailer for Herschell Gordon Lewis’ classic splatter film The Wizard Of Gore, another Halloween treat for the magic fan. This film tells the story of Montag the Magnificent, whose torturous experiments are merely tricks on stage… but later lead to his stage volunteers’ horrible deaths. Originally released in 1970, it was remade in 2007 with Crispin Glover.

Director’s Cut Features A Murderous Penn

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2020

Looking for a more recent magic related Halloween film? 2018 Director’s Cut, starring Penn Jillette, may be the perfect treat for you!

Magic And Horror On The Terror Train

Posted by Michael on October 20th, 2020

Starring scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and magician David Copperfield, Roger Spottiswoode’s Terror Train is a classic Halloween flick for any magic enthusiast!

Magic (1978) All Audiences Trailer

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2020

Here is the trailer from back in 1978 for horror film Magic. Something to take you into the weekend and start a countdown to Halloween.

Fantasy Magic Stars Face To Face With “Real” Magic

Posted by Michael on February 28th, 2020

Collider’s latest Hocus Focus video sees Ryan Hansen and Jimmy O. Yang from the Blumhouse dark reimagining of Fantasy Island (although the series revival back in the 1990′s with Malcolm McDowell was darker and more supernaturally focused as we recall…) front and center for the magic of Anna Deguzman.

John Zabrucky’s Amazing Props [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on January 6th, 2020

John Zabrucky, the founder and owner of Modern Props, is retiring after four decades of creating props seen in everything from Blade Runner to Ghostbusters to Big Bang Theory. You can read more about his career and retirement in this LA Times article (via MSN).

The video above is a fan creation highlighting the many, many appearances of a Modern Props piece dubbed “The Most Important Device In The Universe” on the Major Grin YouTube channel.