Teen Wolf – Wolf + Witch = How Did This Get Made?
Although dueling accounts exist with regards to the origin of Teen Witch, both versions credit their inspiration from the formula above (Teen Wolf – Wolf + Witch). Given its origin, one might expect that Teen Witch would feel dastardly derivative. But no matter how you feel about the movie—some absolutely, overwhelmingly adore it; while others view it as the quintessential ’80s bad movie—nobody can deny that Teen Witch feels unique unto itself. It has sincerity, it has heart. And it also has—unlike the original draft of the script—lots of music and dancing. How, exactly, did these ingredients enter the equation? And, one can’t help but wonder, does that explanation provide us with clues as to why this movie has aged the way it has?
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In July 2014, one of our favorite artists Scott Campbell (aka Scott C) held a scavenger hunt to find his original watercolor Great Showdown paintings in the original filming locations across Los Angeles. This year he returns with The Great Great Showdown Hunt, a bigger and more epic hunt which will take the concept worldwide.
Today is the final day of the Great Great Showdown Hunt, taking us to California, Arizona, Oregon and London. Do you live near these cities? You’re going to have to be quick, smart and pop culture-savvy to find these, but if you can, you might be able to get yourself an original Scott C painting.
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Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
When MTV unveiled their new take on Teen Wolf in 2011, their efforts were initially met with eyerolls from folks old enough to remember the original Teen Wolf. The new series didn’t bear much of a resemblance to its ostensible source material, which had been a somewhat cheesy ’80s comedy. If anything, the new show was much more like the angsty Twilight, with its ripped, frequently shirtless shapeshifters.
But perhaps it’s for the best that MTV took the property in an entirely different direction after all. Because according to Jack Black‘s new Teen Wolf sequel Adult Wolf, Scott Howard’s life went on a steep downward trajectory after adolescence. “Back in high school I had it all: Brains, skills, girls, but after graduation, everything just fell apart,” he reflects. “Now I’ve got no job, no girlfriend, and one very annoying roommate.” Check out the “sizzle reel” after the jump.
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The best part of collecting pop culture art is the moment you see a piece that speaks to you. The moment when an artist created a work for a teeny, tiny film that you loved growing up and now there it is, perfectly represented, and you just have to own it. Personally, this has happened multiple times with the work of artists Jeff Boyes, Joshua Budich and Jay Shaw. These three super-talented, super-deserving, but not-yet-super-famous artists are collaborating in a new exhibition that opens Thursday at Gallery 1988‘s Venice, CA location.
In it, films like Teen Wolf, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thrashin’ (yes, the Josh Brolin skateboarding movie), Akira, Jaws, Masters of the Universe, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Klute are just a few of the properties on display. OK, they’re not tiny movies, but still. Check out the images after the jump and find out more about the show. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Angie Han
This supernatural teen drama trend just isn’t going away, is it? Some days it seems like every other new film or series in the works is about blandly attractive young people struggling to deal with scary/sexy monsters while keeping up with their algebra homework.
One such show is MTV’s upcoming series Teen Wolf, a supposed remake of the 1980s comedy starring Michael J. Fox. A new trailer has been released, and… nope, I’m still not sure what makes this a remake. Watch it after the jump.
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MTV has released the first trailer for their new television series based on the 1985 film Teen Wolf. The original movie starred Michael J. Fox as a high schooler who finds his groove after becoming a werewolf. The new series looks to have a Twilight/True Blood-like spin, starring teen heartthrob Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights, Brothers and Sisters, Smallville) as the titular character. The official plot summaries say that Posey “gets superpowers, including the ability to woo girls, after a wolf attack.”
“Teen Wolf,” stars Tyler Posey (“Maid in Manhattan,” “Brothers and Sisters”), as the newly bitten werewolf, ‘Scott McCall,’ Dylan O’Brien as his best friend ‘Stiles,’ Crystal Reed as the mysterious new girl in town, ‘Allison,’ and Tyler Hoechlin (“Road to Perdition,” “7th Heaven”) as the older and possibly quite dangerous werewolf, ‘Derek Hale.’ Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott McCall yearns to be recognized in some small way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity. When his best friend, Stiles, convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school and his life will never be the same.
MTV’s senior VP of series development has said their “fresh take” “is very different from the original” and “has more of an ‘American Werewolf in London’ feel to it.” Um yeah…
Me? I still remember the days when MTV still showed music videos…
Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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According to The Live Feed, MTV is ready to pick up a TV series based on the 1985 film Teen Wolf. The original movie starred Michael J. Fox as a high schooler who finds his groove after becoming a werewolf. The new series will star teen heartthrob Tyler Posey (Lincoln Heights, Brothers and Sisters, Smallville) as the titular character.
When we first heard about the Teen Wolf pilot last year, it was described as follows by MTV’s senior VP of series development: “It has a fresh take and is very different from the original. It has more of an ‘American Werewolf in London’ feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.” Whether or not this is still the tone of the series remains to be seen, since most plot summaries indicate that in the series Posey “gets superpowers, including the ability to woo girls, after a wolf attack.” Think of the comedic and romantic possibilities! In any case, with the success of supernatural-related films and TV shows (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, etc.), MTV could easily have a new hit on their hands.
If you were eying your Twitter and/or Facebook feeds last night, you probably saw nothing but comments about how crazy the Dexter finale was. Being a bit behind on this season, I’ve just shut out all that chatter. But it makes this morning a good time to announce that Jennifer Carpenter has joined the cast of Hungry Rabbit Jumps, alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones.
The film follows a teacher (Cage) who “joins an underground vigilante organization” after his wife (Jones) is brutalized. Carpenter will play the best friend of Cage’s wife. The Roger Donaldson-directed film is in production now. [Variety]
After the break, news on Killing Bono, Black Swan and the new MTV version of Teen Wolf. Read More »
When MTV announced plans a couple months ago to remake/reboot the Michael J Fox film Teen Wolf, I assumed the intent was to create a feature film. That evidently isn’t the case, as the network has ordered a pilot for a television series. What the hell does MTV plan to do with their high school lycanthropes? Read More »