Gorecast #67 - Podcast of the Dinosaurs
What's up my little gorecasterinos Johnny Deadly here yet again to fill you in on whats coming up on this weeks #GORECAST67-Podcast Of The Dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs are those 50ft killer lizards that used to hunt around our lovely planet millions of years ago (contrary to what some people believe *cough* no names mentioned). It's something I've discussed with many people how there have not been more horror movies involving these terrifying scaley giants from our past. So myself and The Giz have journeyed through celluloid history to rummage up prehistoric horrorful wonders for you to behold.
First up is a little taste of classic cinema The Valley of Gwangi is a 1969 American western/fantasy film directed by Jim O'Connolly and written by William Bast. It stars James Franciscus and, in their final film appearances, Richard Carlson and Gila Golan. It was filmed with creature effects provided by Ray Harryhausen, the last dinosaur-themed film he animated. Harryhausen had inherited the project from his mentor Willis O'Brien, responsible for the special effects in the original version of King Kong (1933). O'Brien had planned to make The Valley of Gwangidecades earlier but died in 1962, before the project could be realized.
The film is set In circa-1900 Mexico, T.J. Breckenridge, a beautiful cowgirl, hosts a wild west show that is struggling. Former boyfriend Tuck Kirby, working for Buffalo Bill's wild west show, wants to buy out T.J., but T.J. has an ace she hopes will boost attendance at her show - a tiny horse. The tiny horse, however, comes from The Forbidden Valley and a convoy of gypsies demands the tiny horse be returned to the valley; the horse's genesis is also known to a British paleontologist, Sir Horace Bromley, working in the nearby desert. T.J., her men, and Tuck eventually find The Forbidden Valley with Bromley and encounter a litany of living dinosaurs. One, a belligerent Allosaurus, is known as Gwangi by the gypsies, and a running pursuit sidetracks into a bloody battle with a styracosaur and eventually to terror in the outside of town.
Next on the up in our DVD player is Raptor Ranch and enjoyable but not amazing experience (SIDENOTE- yet IT still ranks in ranker.com list of the best horror movies about dinosaurs. Reaffirming what I said in my opening statement). Raptor Ranch (also known as The Dinosaur Experiment) is a 2012 adventure sci-fi film written and directed by Dan Bishop.
Produced by Stephan Galfas, Mosh Moe Grunberg, and Shlomo May-Zur, it stars Jana Ma. The movie is set in Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive the deadly raptors. Even from the trailer, Raptor Ranch from the get-go was one such movie to not expect too much from and to not take too seriously.
Finally, we have a new movie out for you.
The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stops onto VOD this June from High Octane Pictures, Boiling Point Media and Uncork'd Entertainment.
JURASSIC GAMES Official Trailer (2018) Dinosaur Movie HD
Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (''Entourage''), the film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch… If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as the winner and reclaim their freedom.
The Jurassic Games is the third film from Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Bellgardt (Gremlin, Army of Frankensteins). A High Octane Pictures production.
The Jurassic Games will be available on Digital 6/12 and DVD 7/3 from Uncork'd Entertainment.
And that’s it my Boils and ghouls. Join myself and The Giz tomorrow night 23:00gmt/17:00est www.facebook.com/TheGoreCast for our reviews and to find out what our group watch Monday night will be.