“It remains anyone’s guess as to what sort of return 20th Century Fox expected when the studio threw $10,000,000 at first-time filmmakers Alex Winter and Tom Stern in 1992 for use in realizing their original screenplay Hideous Mutant Freekz. Winter and Stern had met at New York University a decade earlier and, although they had failed to charm their film professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, the duo's anarchic short films found a receptive audience on the USA Network magazine program Night Flight and caught the attention of MTV...” Freaked will be playing on Turner Classics, check your listing.
Live-Action 'Blue Beetle' Test Footage Hits The 'Net: “The clip is directed by Alex Winter... who's also directed several live-action "Ben 10" movies for Cartoon Network, as well as various other films. It debuted on Bleeding Cool, which indicated that the footage was made "under tight constraints and with minimal resources." The version of Blue Beetle that appears in the footage is the one designed by "Red" co-creator Cully Hamner. There's no word on whether we'll actually see the series at some point (or where it could end up), but there's also no denying how cool it looks, right? Keep your fingers crossed, people.”