Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices

Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and elicited same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally bewitching Day of the Dead is just around the corner. So, dead or alive, here's my revised and expanded list of cinema's Top Ten Scream Queens. This highly personal Scream Queens compilation […]

Bruce the Shark Leaves Universal + 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Filmmakers vs. Critic Brouhaha

Bruce the Shark and director Steven Spielberg, the de facto Jaws stars. Universal Studios Orlando is getting rid of the Jaws ride, starring Bruce the Shark, so as to replace it with something new to compete with rival theme park Islands of Adventure. One of the biggest box office hits in history, the 1975 release features Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, and (versions of) Bruce […]

'Jaws,' 'Cocoon' Producer David Brown Dies

David Brown, who co-produced Jaws, The Verdict, The Player, and A Few Good Men, died Monday (Feb. 1) at his home in Manhattan. According to the New York Times obit, Brown suffered kidney failure following a long illness. The New York native and former journalist was 93. In the '70s, Brown partnered with Richard D. Zanuck, 20th Century Fox's mogul Darryl F. Zanuck's son. Their […]

Peter Benchley: 'Jaws' & 'The Deep' Writer Has Died

Author Peter Benchley, whose 1970s novel Jaws became a literary sensation, has died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Benchley, who was 65, had been suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and ultimately fatal scarring of the lungs. In 1975, Jaws – the tale of a white shark with an insatiable appetite – went on to become one of the biggest box office […]