Rose McGowan

31 Days of Horror - October 2011

They said it couldn’t be done. A fifth year of 31 Days of Horror? 31 more terror, gore and shower scene-filled movies worth highlighting? But Rejects always say die and never back away from a challenge, so we’ve rounded up the horror fans among us and put together another month’s worth of genre fun. Enjoy! Synopsis In Robert Rodriguez’s instant zombie classic, a small Texas town becomes ground zero for a gruesome epidemic when the Army’s “Project Terror” – a biochemical doomsday weapon – mutates a platoon of soldiers (and eventually most of the townspeople) into raving, pustulent cannibals. Leading the charge against the zombies are a hard-assed sheriff (Michael Biehn), a lone wolf with a checkered past (Freddy Rodriguez (no relation to Robert)) and Cherry Darling – a one-legged go-go dancer (Rose McGowan). Of course, she’s not one-legged at the start of the film. That would make no sense. How she loses the leg and winds up with a machine gun prosthetic is a tale for the annals of horror legend.

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As we all sit here at Reject HQ, gathered around an absurdly long, but incredibly imposing, table discussing what to do with the nuclear missiles we just “creatively appropriated” from a breakaway Russian republic, it occurs to us that 2011 was a great year to be bad. For every boring, dopey, goody-good hero that popped up on the silver screen, there was a brilliant, super cool, woefully misunderstood villain doing everything he/she/it could to thwart the zero hero at every turn. So when Supreme Commander #1, better known to the world (and those pesky Avengers so they’ll stop blasting our lair) as Neil Miller, issued an official order (delivered by a specially-trained, fire-breathing, gun-toting alligator who lives in the moat) to construct a supersonic death ray…that assignment went to Kate “Femme Fatale” Erbland. But then I got asked to do this list of the 20 Best Villains of 2011, a decided promotion from my usual position as sinister cocktail-fetcher and cleaner of the diabolical gutters.

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Rose McGowan looks set to return to her butt-kicking best in Michael Kerr‘s Napa. The film is based on Hans Ostrom‘s novel Three to Get Ready, a novel the Fulbright scholar published through small imprint Cliffhanger Press back in 1991. Ostrom and Kerr have adapted the script together, and producer Kerr will also use the film as his feature directorial debut. Not much is known about the book beyond its basic logline – it “centers around Scarlett Harding (McGowan) who gets a job as Sheriff in her hometown of Napa after returning from three military tours of Afghanistan.” It’s not known if the film will be set in the timeframe the book covered, with Scarlett returning from her military service in the early 90s, or if it will be moved more towards present day. Whichever type of war Scarlett returns home from, she’ll face some sort of mystery in her new job, as the film is also being billed as a “romantic thriller” and Ostrom himself calls it “a mystery novel.” Right now, the biggest mystery of all is just what McGowan’s Scarlett will face in the film.

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr flexes his rippling muscles and sets out to live a warrior lifestyle, just like Jason Momoa in Conan the O’Barbarian. But before he can do that, he has to drive a stake through his neighbor’s heart, since he’s certain he lives next door to a vampire. What else could all those sparkles be about? Meanwhile, he sends his kids off to a dangerous 3D, Aroma-Vision mission, hoping they can make it as real spy kids so they can teach him to put on a fake British accent and woo a not-quite-British Anne Hathaway.

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Marcus Nispel is known as a work-for-hire type of director. The type of filmmaker that’s brought onto a project to craft a studio’s vision versus his own. Coming from the world of Platinum Dunes’ micromanagement, he’s worked on films that are not meant for auteurs. The projects he’s been a part of are calculated products, and Nispel is more than aware of it. The Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remaker knows how the game goes for his franchise starter films. With Conan the Barbarian, Nispel got the chance to make a different type of blockbuster: a hard-R that features a misogynistic, barbaric lead. However, the director still was a “dog on many leashes,” as he described the process. Hopefully, Nispel still managed to create a version of Conan that lives up to the idea of an R-rated tent-pole release about a barbarian who thirsts for blood. Here’s what Nispel had to say about avoiding film school, making someone else’s vision, and how filmmaking is like raising children:

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In today’s contest of wills, we have 5 contestants all trying to mean mug as best as possible. Conan (Jason Momoa) cries out in battle, Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) attempts to pass a gallstone, Corin (Ron Perlman) unleashes his Planet of the Apes face, Marique (Rose McGowan) stuns with her facial tattoos, and Tamara (Rachel Nichols) didn’t get the memo that she needed to be scary. These character posters for Conan the Barbarian are actually pretty intense, showing off some solid costume and make-up design as well as the unnerving battle faces of some of its stars. Which one is the scariest?

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I’m not sure anyone would say they’re a fan of 90s horror. I’m not even sure what that would mean. They were a fan of bad horror? Or Scream or maybe I Know What You Did Last Summer? Either way, if you’re feeling nostalgic for movies made in the 90s or maybe just for a time period when Rebecca Gayheart was relevant, then we have the contest for you. Starring the previously mentioned Gayheart alongside Rose McGowan before she melted down, then melted her face and had it poorly repaired, and Dexter’s Julie Benz, Jawbreaker was a fun film about High School bitches and murder. Let me whet your whistle with this PR company provided summary:

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The prospect of Robert Rodriguez teaming with Rose McGowan for Red Sonja was an interesting one. Here’s a better one: Simon West coming off of a great, sleek bullet-based action movie The Mechanic and teaming with Amber Heard, fresh off of Drive Angry 3D and whatever awards she wins for Best Daisy Dukes ability. According to Empire, producer Avi Lerner claimed that Simon West had already gotten the gig, and that Amber Heard was at the top of Lerner’s list for the lead. Picture that. A veteran action director taking on the swords, sandals and sweat of Amber Heard in a chainmail handkerchief (that’s trying to pass as a bikini). Go ahead. Keep picturing it. It’s potential to kick several thousand cubits worth of ass is high, but at any rate, it seems like it could make Robert E. Howard fans happy.

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Rose McGowan as Red Sonja

Robert Rodriguez brought his special lady friend down to San Diego yesterday to talk about the upcoming Red Sonja project. Little did we know that they already had two posters ready to go.

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Red Sonja

Robert Rodriguez and his one-legged gal pal Rose McGowan have wised up in regards to remaking Barbarella as their next project together. They decided they just weren’t interested in McGowan as a scantily clad sexpot, and decided to go in a classier direction.

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Movie auteur Robert Rodriguez certainly is a busy boy of late. Robert Rodriguez and fiancée Rose McGowan are at it again. No… I meant movies, not sex. Well, actually maybe a bit of both…

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Rose McGowan still Barbarella

Back in the fall the intern was all abuzz with scandal, intrigue and shenanigans surrounded Grindhouse babe Rose McGowan and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez. And no, I am not talking about all the sexy sleaze that could be found on the pages of Defamer.com, I am referring to the alleged casting of McGowan in the title role of Barbarella.

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The good people at Screamfest LA this year saw fit to have us in for a screening of Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror which came out on DVD this week. Lucky for us my quick hands and the strong arm of a Screamfest presenter lead to me catching a copy of this half of Grindhouse.

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Who seduces an angel? Who takes sex to outer space? Who’s going to make this thing? The list of Barbarella’s iconic rhetorical questions just added a new one after Universal Pictures announced that it’s dropping the project.

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