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Review: Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

Moviemaking is hard. There are a lot of forces that have to combine in just the right way for you to be successful. To get a cast and crew together requires a hundred schedules to sync. You need equipment. You need film. You need time and patience. If you’re working on an established property, as they were in this movie, you need the rights to the property and all the individual characters.  Most importantly, if you’re going to get anywhere, you need money. 

But what actually killed Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four? WAS it money? Was it the film’s quality (or lack thereof)Was it the closed door Hollywood forces that be? Could it have been Avi Arad? The answer is maybe all of the above. 

In the same vein of The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?Doomed! takes a look behind the scenes of the 1994 movie and where it all went wrong. Through interviews with the cast and crew –most of whom have a shoulder shrugging, water under the bridge attitude about the whole experience– the filmmakers unravel the death of the Fantastic Four almost like a murder mystery.  

To look at the footage that is shown, it feels really obvious that this was never going to work. (Even the actors began to have their doubts the further into production they got.) To be fair though, it was a different time. The superhero movie was still not the money shoveling juggernaut it is today, and with the exception of Batman, the genre was still not being taken seriously. That said, wait for the limo scene, because…damn. You’ll know it when you see it.

If you’re interested in moviemaking, this one is worth a look. (If for no other reason than as a lesson on how not to let Hollywood screw you over.) Comic book fans might enjoy it as a way to either feel sadness or elation at the movie’s ultimate demise. 

 For those of you who want to make the effort, the finished product of the movie is available around, because that’s what the internet does. If you have seen it, let us know if it’s any good. I mean, bright blue spandex aside, it HAS to be better than Fan4stic. Right?  

Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four is out now in time for the holidays on DVD/Blu-ray. 

TLH Episode 63 – Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1)

It’s time to once again make ourselves feel dirty and ashamed of society as we look at the first three episodes of Black Mirror season 3. Join us as talk about the value of social popularity, spiders with human faces, and whether video yoga makes one sexy or not.

We also discuss The Mind’s Eye, Doctor Strange, Holidays, The Caller, and Pieces. Enjoy.

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TLH Episode 58 – Alien 2: On Earth and Aliens

This week we take a look at two different sequels to the 1979 classic, Alien. Yes you read that right. We discuss the well known official sequel, Aliens as well as the 1980 unofficial “sequel” Alien 2: On Earth.

We also discuss clowns, Luke Cage, and Steak n’ Shake.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes.

TLH Episode 57 – House of Wax (1953 and 2005)

This week we take a look at a couple of films that have two things in common. One, they both have the same title and two, they both feature “legendary” stars. First is the 1953 House of Wax starring the one and only Vincent Price. Then, we watch a movie in which Paris Hilton takes a pole to the face. (No, not that one.)

After a very massive voicemail, we discuss Ghostheads, The 39 Steps, and Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s the Fantastic Four.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes.

TLH Episode 56 – Death Proof and Planet Terror

This week on the show we discuss the Tarantino/Rodriguez epic Grindhouse. Don’t worry. We review the trailers too.

After the break we (of course) get into another wrestling discussion as well as discuss a whole shit load of films including Green Room, Americathon, Critters 2, The Horror Show, Black Dynamite, Starcrash, Chopping Mall, Intruders, Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story, Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s the Fantastic Four, American Horror Story Season 6, Best Friends, and Pick-up.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes.

TLH Episode 41 – American Psycho and The Machinist

Well, the spider fest is over, and to congratulate Bryan for sticking with it, he was allowed to choose the theme this week. He decided to select a couple of psychological thrillers starring Christian Bale. We take a very in-depth look at The Machinist [spoilers from 28:19-53:40] and American Psycho [spoilers from 1:15:30-1:36:15].

After a very brief look at some feedback, we give some quick thoughts on Eyes of a Stranger and X-Men: Apocalypse.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube.

TLH Episode 38 – REC and Timecrimes

This week on the show we take a look at a couple of Spanish horror films, both released in 2007, and both of which Bryan and Doug had not seen. We start by discussing [REC], before having a spoiler filled discussion of Timecrimes (spoilers from 55:10-1:09:36).

After the break, we do some feedback, Doug and Bryan nerd out about Captain America: Civil War (spoilers from 1:26:15-1:38:04), and Scott shares thought on The Quarantine Hauntings.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 601-564-TLHP. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube.

TLH Episode 18 – Rare Exports and Sint

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from from the TLH family. This week on our holiday spectacular we bring you zombie Santas from the Netherlands in Sint and old naked Santas from Finland with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.

After the break, we take in some listener mail, and discuss some non horror nerdery, including spoiler free Star Wars talk and the state of X-Men films.

As always, we welcome feedback at thelasthorrorcast@gmail.com and on our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail at 206-600-9711. Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes and on Stitcher.