Spielberg Involved in Singapore Proposed Theme Park Project

In the July 2006 issue of The Genre Traveler, I mentioned that Singapore might be getting a theme park on Sentosa Island. Now, the Malaysian-based bidder Genting Group has announced it will be partnering with Dreamworks for the gaming resort it has proposed for the island. "I am particularly excited about plans for the Dreamworks […]

Two Genre Film Events and a Book Signing

What: SITGES — the International Film Festival of CataloniaWhere: Catalonia, SpainWhen: Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 15., 2006Description:This film festival for horror and fantasy film fans is celebrating it 39th year with more than 200 films, 24 of which will be competing for festival prizes and honors.For more information: www.cinemasitges.com/uk What: Book SigningWhere: Dark […]

Godzilla Welcomes You to Japan

Classic Media will send one lucky winner to Japan for 8-days and 7-nights. The contest helps promote the release of the original uncut version of Gojira (known in the U.S. as Godzilla) on 2-disc DVD set. The trip is one of about 250 prizes, reports IF Magazine, including 50 including 50 Gojira/Godzilla: King Of The […]

Hooray for Two Heads!

“Well, just who do you think you are, honey?” flounced the insect quivering its wings in rage, “Zaphod Beeblebrox or something?” “Count the heads,” said Zaphod in a low rasp. — The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Chapter 6 There’s a new exhibit opening at the World Aquarium at the City Museum in […]

Minority Report Touch Screen Now Available

In the science fiction thriller Minority Report, Tom Cruise’ character interacts with a computer via a three-dimensional touch screen interface. Accenture, a global technology and corporate consulting agency, has brought a similar technology to life and installed it at Terminal 3 of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The high-definition, interactive screen, which is 10 feet wide and […]

Hollywood Has the Box Office Doldrums

First the news splashed about the media media (that’s media that covers the media industry) that Mission: Impossible II was a disappointment, falling short of its financial estimates. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the studios are looking to this summer’s slate of films to “stay ahead of last year’s summer box-office slump.” Probably the most […]

Spherical Film Collage Lights Up Universal Orlando Resort

John Landis, director of genre classics such as An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson’s music video “Thriller,” is serving as creative consultant for an ambitious movie-themed nighttime entertainment show at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. Universal 360 – A Cinesphere Spectacular premieres July 1 and presents of the most memorable moments […]

Welcome to the Nightmare

Horror theatrics man extraordinaire Alice Cooper will be the guest of honor at The Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Canadian National Horror Expo in September. Canada’s largest genre event, organized by Rue Morgue, Canada’s leading horror magazine, and Hobby Star Marketing, is expected to draw more than 30,000 genre fans. Now in its third year, […]