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Edgar G. Ulmer Movies: 'The Black Cat' & 'Detour'

Edgar G. Ulmer movies on TCM: 'The Black Cat' & 'Detour' Turner Classic Movies' June 2017 Star of the Month is Audrey Hepburn, but Edgar G. Ulmer is its film personality of the evening on June 6. TCM will be presenting seven Ulmer movies from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, […]


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Edgar G. Ulmer Movies: 'The Black Cat' & 'Detour'



'Alien: Covenant' Review: 'Prometheus' Sequel Proves Ridley Scott Still Got It + Great Dual Michael Fassbender

Alien: Covenant review: Michael Fassbender plays android brothers David and Walter in this effective sequel to Ridley Scott's muddled Prometheus. 'Alien: Covenant' review: Recapturing 'some of the excitement, awe, and horror' of 1979 original Before we get to Alien: Covenant, a rant about its predecessor, Prometheus. The problem with Ridley […]


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'Alien: Covenant' Review: 'Prometheus' Sequel Proves Ridley Scott Still Got It + Great Dual Michael Fassbender



Yvonne Monlaur: Cult Horror Film Actress & Bond Girl Contender Dies

Yvonne Monlaur: Cult horror movie actress & Bond Girl contender was featured in the 1960 British classics Circus of Horrors & The Brides of Dracula. Actress Yvonne Monlaur dead at 77: Best remembered for cult horror classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula' Actress Yvonne Monlaur, best known […]


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Yvonne Monlaur: Cult Horror Film Actress & Bond Girl Contender Dies



'Don't Breathe' Movie: Don't Wet Your Seat While Watching Impressive Fede Alvarez Horror Thriller

Don't Breathe movie: Dylan Minnette is a burglar who discovers the hard way that blind man Stephen Lang is not quite like earlier blind film victims Audrey Hepburn (Wait Until Dark) and Mia Farrow (Blind Terror). 'Don't Breathe' movie review: Fede Alvarez succeeds with horror thriller-love story mix Horror filmmaker […]


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'Don't Breathe' Movie: Don't Wet Your Seat While Watching Impressive Fede Alvarez Horror Thriller



'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Roger Corman Beats Alfred Hitchcock with Nature vs. Humans Thriller

The Beast with a Million Eyes: Hardly truth in advertising as Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller is no “monster movie.” 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's[1] The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with […]


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'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Roger Corman Beats Alfred Hitchcock with Nature vs. Humans Thriller



War on Christmas: Movies to Remember & Fighting 'Haters and Atheists'

Donald Trump vs. Starbucks' War on Christmas: Movies to remember range from 'Rosemary's Baby' to Kirk Cameron documentary. The War on Christmas: Movies that come to mind & fighting 'haters and atheists' We're still in November, but the War on Christmas – according to online buzz, a second cousin once […]


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War on Christmas: Movies to Remember & Fighting 'Haters and Atheists'



The Movies' Top Five Scariest Living Dead: Sex, Greed & Supernatural Beings

Hell's Kitchen: Soul stew image likely from the 1922 Benjamin Christensen horror classic 'Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages.' Day of the Dead post: Cinema's Top Five Scariest Living Dead We should all be eternally grateful to the pagans, who had the foresight to come up with many (most?) of […]


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The Movies' Top Five Scariest Living Dead: Sex, Greed & Supernatural Beings



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 […]


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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices



Coleen Gray: From Stanley Kubrick to 'The Leech Woman,' School Prayer Amendment Fight

Coleen Gray: Actress and film noir good girl went from Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' to 'The Leech Woman.' Coleen Gray: Actress in early Stanley Kubrick film noir, destroyer of men in cult horror 'classic' Actress Coleen Gray, best known as the leading lady in Stanley Kubrick's film noir The Killing […]


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Coleen Gray: From Stanley Kubrick to 'The Leech Woman,' School Prayer Amendment Fight



'The Lazarus Effect': Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Born Comatose

'The Lazarus Effect' with Olivia Wilde. 'The Lazarus Effect' box office: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass horror movie arrives comatose (See previous post: “'Focus': Will Smith Has One of Worst Opening Weekends of His Career.”) Despite recent news that human head transplants are a mere two years away, the Mark […]


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'The Lazarus Effect': Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Born Comatose



Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time: From 'Psycho' to Edith Scob

Scariest Horror Movies: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature demonstrate that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges. Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made.) Below is the list of […]


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Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time: From 'Psycho' to Edith Scob



Scariest Movies Ever Made

Scariest Movies: Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' with Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles. Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the […]


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Scariest Movies Ever Made



'Gone Girl': David Fincher Biggest Debut?

'Gone Girl': David Fincher directs Ben Affleck. 'Gone Girl' weekend box office: Biggest David Fincher opening weekend ever? Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is expected to top the North American box office this weekend, Oct. 3-5, '14, while boasting Fincher's biggest domestic opening ever. Or maybe not – if […]


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'Gone Girl': David Fincher Biggest Debut?



'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Actress Marilyn Burns Found Dead

'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' actress Marilyn Burns dead at 64 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre actress Marilyn Burns, the one cast member who manages to survive Leatherface in Tobe Hooper's low-budget 1974 horror cult classic, was found dead on Tuesday, August 4, 2014, at her home in the Houston […]


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'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Actress Marilyn Burns Found Dead



'Godzilla' 1954, Mickey Rooney and Giant Ants: Eclectic Library of Congress Movies

Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, Giant Ants, Fascists, and rarely seen 'Musty Stuffer': Eclectic Packard Theater movies in May 2014 (image: 'Godzilla') Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, military fascists, deadly giant ants, racing car drivers, and The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, a super-rare slapstick comedy series from the 1910s, are a few […]


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'Godzilla' 1954, Mickey Rooney and Giant Ants: Eclectic Library of Congress Movies



Ashley Greene & Anton Yelchin: Joe Dante Horror Comedy Next

Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin starring for Joe Dante in 'Burying the Ex' Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin are slated to star in Burying the Ex, to be directed by veteran Joe Dante (Gremlins). As per various online reports, the indie horror comedy is to start shooting on Monday, November […]


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Ashley Greene & Anton Yelchin: Joe Dante Horror Comedy Next



'Nosferatu the Vampyre' 1979: Werner Herzog 'Unseen' German-Language Version

'Nosferatu the Vampyre' 1979: Werner Herzog German-language version to be presented at Film Forum (image: Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski in 'Nosferatu the Vampyre') Werner Herzog's stylish 1979 horror drama Nosferatu the Vampyre will have a two-week run at New York City's Film Forum from Friday, October 25, through Thursday, […]


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'Nosferatu the Vampyre' 1979: Werner Herzog 'Unseen' German-Language Version



'The Butler': 'True Story' Movie Reaches Milestone + 'Insidious: Chapter 2' 2nd Biggest September Opening

Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in 'The Butler' 'The Butler': 'True story' drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office Sept. 17, '13, update: Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee Daniels' The Butler, featuring an all-star […]


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'The Butler': 'True Story' Movie Reaches Milestone + 'Insidious: Chapter 2' 2nd Biggest September Opening



'The Conjuring': Real Horror Movie Record? + 'Turbo' Disappoints

paranormal investigator Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring The Conjuring movie may have broken horror genre box office record - even considering inflation July 22, '13, update: James Wan's Warner Bros.-distributed horror movie The Conjuring, starring Patrick Wilson (Little Children, Watchmen) and 2009 Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up […]


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'The Conjuring': Real Horror Movie Record? + 'Turbo' Disappoints



WORLD WAR Z 2 in the Works?

World War Z sequel planned? (Image: Brad Pitt turns into a zombie-targeting axe-murderer in World War Z) Following the early success of Marc Forster and Brad Pitt's zombie movie World War Z, Paramount Pictures “actively will turn to developing a sequel,” claims The Hollywood Reporter, citing studio vice chairman Rob […]


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WORLD WAR Z 2 in the Works?



'World War Z' Review: Movie Zombies 'Breathtaking'

World War Z review: 'Grandest zombie enterprise ever' lacks dramatic cohesion – but zombies come to the film's rescue (image: Brad Pitt in World War Z) If there's one thing harder to kill than a horde of zombies, it's the unceasing horde of zombie movies, TV shows, books, and videogames. […]


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'World War Z' Review: Movie Zombies 'Breathtaking'



WORLD WAR Z Poster and Trailer

World War Z book vs. movie (and World War Z poster above and WWZ trailer below) Written by Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft), the World War Z book, a mix of apocalyptic horror and sociopolitical satire, shows what happens to Planet Earth following a zombie pandemic, […]


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WORLD WAR Z Poster and Trailer



'World War Z' Reviews: Hardly Enthusiastic

World War Z reviews Several World War Z reviews are in, and for the most part they have been hardly enthusiastic. Directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt (who also wears a producer's hat in the film), World War Z has been a troubled production from the get-go: there […]


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'World War Z' Reviews: Hardly Enthusiastic



'World War Z': China Censorship Woes?

'World War Z' with Brad Pitt as a zombie-fighter. World War Z rejected by China censors? What will Paramount cut next? World War Z, the Brad Pitt movie about the (latest) upcoming zombie apocalypse, has received several early positive reviews in the United States, but has been less well liked […]


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'World War Z': China Censorship Woes?



'Evil Dead' Easily Brings Down 'Jurassic Park 3D' Dinosaurs


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'Evil Dead' Easily Brings Down 'Jurassic Park 3D' Dinosaurs



'World War Z' Trailer HD: Where's Iron Man?

World War Z World War Z trailer HD: Brad Pitt vs. Zombies - but where's Iron Man? World War Z, the troubled production directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt fooling around with a bunch of zombies, has a new trailer. Well, maybe not so new. The World War […]


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'World War Z' Trailer HD: Where's Iron Man?



'Jurassic Park 4' Director Colin Trevorrow: Why Him?

Jurassic Park 4 director: Colin Trevorrow (Image: Not Colin Trevorrow, but the original Jurassic Park's top scene-stealer, Tyrannosaurus Rex.) Colin Trevorrow, whose low-budget, time-travel-themed indie Safety Not Guaranteed won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, will direct the 3D, sure-to-be megabudgeted Jurassic Park fourquel Jurassic […]


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'Jurassic Park 4' Director Colin Trevorrow: Why Him?



Alfred Hitchcock 'The Birds': Universal Horror Movies at Academy

The Birds poster. Alfred Hitchcock The Birds, The Invisible Man, Tarantula Academy Screenings As part of the year-long celebration of Universal Pictures' centenary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Universal's Legacy of Horror,” a month-long series of screenings of classic horror films in October – right […]


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Alfred Hitchcock 'The Birds': Universal Horror Movies at Academy



'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer x2

The Amazing Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Watching the new The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, it's hard – make that impossible – not to compare it to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, another summer 2012 movie based on comic books, featuring a distraught superhero, terrifying villains, and a major attack […]


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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer x2



'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns

Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street Jennifer Lawrence stars in House at the End of the Street, Mark Tonderai's horror / thriller to be released by Relativity Media on September 21. The video below makes House at the End of the Street's house at the end of […]


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'House at the End of the Street' Trailer + First (Openly) Gay Hollywood Studio Chairman Resigns



'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions

Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie Philosophical question: if God created the universe and all its creatures, did he also create the title character in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien? If so, then for what purpose? To make Sigourney Weaver a star? “How far would you go to get your answers? […]


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'Prometheus' Trailer: Philosophical Question + Faces & Explosions



San Francisco Earthquake Movie & Dracula Returns + Colin Farrell Poor Box Office & Elvis Presley-Andy Warhol Artwork

San Francisco with Jeanette MacDonald and Clark Gable Brad Bird's film adaptation of James Dalessandro's novel 1906, about San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, will definitely not be coming out in 2012. It's not that the editing or the score isn't ready. The screenplay is yet to […]


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San Francisco Earthquake Movie & Dracula Returns + Colin Farrell Poor Box Office & Elvis Presley-Andy Warhol Artwork



Naomi Watts' Princess Diana Movie + Jesus vs. Sylvester Stallone

“Jesus Christ Himself Will Face Off Against Rambo And The Terminator In The Tomb,” blasts a Cinema Blend headline about the upcoming pairing of 1980s all-brawn, no-brain movie heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. If only. Imagine Jesus battling an aged Rambo/Rocky and the former governor of California. What kinds […]


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Naomi Watts' Princess Diana Movie + Jesus vs. Sylvester Stallone



'The Woman in Black': Daniel Radcliffe Horror Thriller Surprises

Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black In The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe may not have a megablockbuster on the scale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (or even the more modest Deathly Hallows: Part 1); even so, the period horror thriller starring Radcliffe in his very […]


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'The Woman in Black': Daniel Radcliffe Horror Thriller Surprises



'The Woman in Black' Poster: Memories of 'The Orphanage' & 'The Piano'

Looking at this gorgeous The Woman in Black poster, three things come to mind: a) where's Daniel Radcliffe? b) The Orphanage c) The Piano I'm assuming that the answer to the question is: Radcliffe is featured in the poster – at the very top. At least his name is. That […]


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'The Woman in Black' Poster: Memories of 'The Orphanage' & 'The Piano'



'Paranormal Activity 3' Breaks Fall Box Office Record? Pamela Anderson Still Tops

Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock), Jamie Bell (Tintin), The Adventures of Tintin Oct 27, '11, update: Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. We'll see if Jackson gets to beat the solid (early) box office results of Steven Spielberg's first film in the […]


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'Paranormal Activity 3' Breaks Fall Box Office Record? Pamela Anderson Still Tops



Mercedes McCambridge 'The Exorcist' Demon Voice: Linda Blair's Oscar Chances Nuked

The Exorcist: Linda Blair's face, Mercedes McCambridge's voice. Much like Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy issue had a predecessor – in the Ingrid Bergman-Roberto Rossellini affair back in 1950 – something similar to the Portman-Sarah Lane-Black Swan Best Actress Academy Award controversy took place several decades ago, but with radically different […]


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Mercedes McCambridge 'The Exorcist' Demon Voice: Linda Blair's Oscar Chances Nuked



Christmas Movies: The Good, the Bad & the Weird - From Bette Davis & Gary Cooper to Santa Claus & Serial Killers

Christmas movies on TCM: Black Christmas with Olivia Hussey. Considering the image above and the gory goings-on at its sorority house setting, perhaps “Red Christmas” would have been a more appropriate title for Bob Clark's 1974 slasher cult classic. Olivia Hussey never quite became a major film star, but she […]


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Christmas Movies: The Good, the Bad & the Weird - From Bette Davis & Gary Cooper to Santa Claus & Serial Killers



'Saw 3D' Tops, Hilary Swank Disappoints

John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman in Robert Schwentke's Red Nov. 4 Saw 3D topped the U.S. and Canada box office chart one more time on Wednesday, Nov. 3, scoring $1.26 million as per figures released at Box Office Mojo. In the Saw 3D cast: Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Betsy Russell, Sean […]


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'Saw 3D' Tops, Hilary Swank Disappoints



'Paranormal Activity 2' Tops, 'Hereafter' Expands

Diane Lane, Margo Martindale, boy rolling eyes in Randall Wallace's Secretariat Oct. 29 On the eve of Halloween weekend, Tod Williams' horror flick Paranormal Activity 2 grossed $1.97 million (up a healthy 6.1 percent) at the no. 1 spot in North America on Thursday, Oct. 28, as per Box Office […]


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'Paranormal Activity 2' Tops, 'Hereafter' Expands



ScreamFest LA Winners: 'Caged,' 'Black Death'

Yann Gozlan's Caged Featuring Zoé Félix, Eric Savin, and Arié Elmaleh, Yann Gozlan's Captifs / Caged won Best Picture honors on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the 2010 edition of ScreamFest LA Horror Film Festival. Co-written by Gozlan and Guillaume Lemans, Caged tells the story three humanitarian aid workers kidnapped for […]


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ScreamFest LA Winners: 'Caged,' 'Black Death'



Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie

A Bloody Disgusting writer reports the recent arrival at his doorstep of a package containing an unidentified USB flash drive. It turned out the flash drive featured a viral clip from, in all probability, Paramount's upcoming Paranormal Activity 2. Instead of the bed ghosts – here's wondering if they caused […]


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Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie



Alfred Hitchcock 'Psycho' Turns 50

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho caused a sensation when it opened in June about fifty years ago. There were a number of reasons for that, one of them being the fact that Psycho was seen by some as a sensational, perverse, “cheap” horror flick like those William Castle, a master at promotional […]


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Alfred Hitchcock 'Psycho' Turns 50



Freddy Krueger Tops + Miley Cyrus Out

Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (top); Mongolian child in Thomas Balmes' Babies May 8 update A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as creepy Freddy Krueger, collected $9.119 million at no. 2 this weekend at the U.S. and Canada box office, according to actuals […]


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Freddy Krueger Tops + Miley Cyrus Out



'The Phantom of the Opera' & 'The White Ribbon': Halloween & History Horror

'The Phantom of the Opera' with Lon Chaney: Halloween Special. Lon Chaney 'The Phantom of the Opera' Halloween screening The 1925 silent classic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 25, '09, at 2:30 p.m. at the San Gabriel […]


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'The Phantom of the Opera' & 'The White Ribbon': Halloween & History Horror



Horror Sound Effects: The Sound behind the Image III – Real Horrorshow

Horror sound effects: Forbidden Planet lobby card (top); Lon Chaney in the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera (middle); Heather Donahue in The Blair Witch Project (bottom) “The Sound behind the Image III: Real Horrorshow!” sounds like an ideal pre-Halloween night out for horror movie fans. An Academy of […]


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Horror Sound Effects: The Sound behind the Image III – Real Horrorshow



Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi Horror Classics

Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi horror classics “With a few exceptions,” wrote Andrew Sarris in You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet, “The Bride of Frankenstein represented the last gasp of the horror film as a serious genre.  The creeping disease of facetiousness crippled the genre even more distressingly than it had […]


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Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi Horror Classics



Bette Davis, Barbara Steele & 'Alien': Library of Congress Packard Campus' Fall Series

Oscar winners, horror movies, and silent shorts are all part of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation's fall film series in Culpeper, Va., starting Oct. 8. Among the Oscar winners is best actress Bette Davis in Jezebel (1938), William Wyler's classic romantic melodrama that was Warner […]


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Bette Davis, Barbara Steele & 'Alien': Library of Congress Packard Campus' Fall Series



AFI FEST: Halloween Movies

The Loved Ones by Sean Byrne (top); The Hole by Joe Dante (bottom) AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi has announced the list of films scheduled for Halloween. They are: Joe Dante's The Hole Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright Michael Stephenson's Best Worst Movie All […]


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AFI FEST: Halloween Movies



Japanese Horror Classics: 'Goke' & 'Hausu' Screenings

House by Nobuhiko Obayashi (top); Goke, Bodysnatcher from Hell by Hajime Sato (bottom) Schedule and synopses from the American Cinematheque website. Wednesday, September 23 - 7:30 PM Japanese Cult Classics Double Feature: HOUSE (HAUSU), 1977, Janus Films, 87 min. This long-lost fantasy/horror masterpiece from director Nobuhiko Obayashi has finally surfaced […]


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Japanese Horror Classics: 'Goke' & 'Hausu' Screenings



'It Came from Beneath the Sea': Cult Horror Classic

I looked through one of my DVD sets, Columbia Pictures' “The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen, Legendary Science Fiction Series,” and plucked an old fave of mine to rewatch: the 78-minute, black-and-white, 1955 classic It Came from Beneath the Sea. While not one of the more hyped Ray Harryhausen productions, […]


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'It Came from Beneath the Sea': Cult Horror Classic



'Let the Right One In' Movie: Effective Horror Movie & Character Study

'Let the Right One In.' Directed by Tomas Alfredson from a screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In is not only a satisfying horror film from beginning to end – one of the best entries in the vampire genre since Blade, […]


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'Let the Right One In' Movie: Effective Horror Movie & Character Study



Homo Horror: Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 13th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which runs until October 26, is spotlighting “Homo Horror” flicks. No, those are not a series of Christian (or Muslim or Jewish or Hindu, etc.) cinematic teachings on the Abominable Homo. Instead, Seattle festival organizers have come up with a series celebrating […]


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Homo Horror: Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival



'Embodiment of Evil' Images: Brazilian Horror

Veteran “trash” filmmaker-actor José Mojica Marins' Embodiment of Evil / Encarnação do Demônio (literally, “The Devil's Incarnation”), one of the out-of-competition screenings at the 2008 Venice Film Festival, features the latest cinematic incarnation (bad pun intended) of Zé do Caixão (“Coffin Joe”), a demonic character that starred in a handful […]


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'Embodiment of Evil' Images: Brazilian Horror



William Castle 'Terrified' of 'Rosemary's Baby'

William Castle and the Rosemary's Baby 'curse' William Castle was a director of B movie thrillers such as those in two popular franchises of the '40s starring faded stars of the previous decades: The Whistler, with Richard Dix (Best Actor Oscar nominee for Cimarron, 1930-31), and The Crime Doctor, with […]


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William Castle 'Terrified' of 'Rosemary's Baby'



'Rosemary's Baby': Robert Evans Salute

Producer William Castle, Mia Farrow, Robert Evans on the set of Rosemary's Baby. “An Academy Salute to Robert Evans” will feature a 40th anniversary screening of (a brand new print of) Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, and an onstage “conversation” with all-powerful Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone (he of the Tom Cruise […]


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'Rosemary's Baby': Robert Evans Salute



Hazel Court: 'Premature Burial' & 'The Raven' Actress Has Died

Hazel Court, the leading lady of numerous B-horror movies of the 1950s and 1960s, died of a heart attack at her home near Lake Tahoe, California, on April 15. She was 82. Roger Corman used Hazel Court's physical assets – among them her good-looking face, impressive cleavage, and a voice […]


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Hazel Court: 'Premature Burial' & 'The Raven' Actress Has Died



'Berserk!': Joan Crawford in Tights in Cult Horror Classic

A delightfully daffy freak show on the surface, underneath Berserk! could play as a 1940s Woman's Picture: Hard-as-nails female circus owner stops at nothing to get business for her show. Also, the garish Technicolor, cast of circus freaks, and blood-and-gore theme make it an exploitation film at its best. And […]


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'Berserk!': Joan Crawford in Tights in Cult Horror Classic



J.J. Abrams Horror Movie Is Tops

Jan. 20: With an estimated $41 million take, Cloverfield destroyed its competition at the North American box office this weekend. Paramount's monster movie directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams soared past the $35 million record opening of the Star Wars 1997 rerelease. Cloverfield focuses on a small […]


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J.J. Abrams Horror Movie Is Tops



'The Orphanage' Movie: Spanish Box Office Blockbuster

'The Orphanage' 2007 movie box office: Reportedly second best ever opening for a Spanish film (image: Belén Rueda in 'The Orphanage') Juan Antonio Bayona's psychological thriller The Orphanage grossed €5.8 million (US$8.3 million) at the Spanish box office in its first four days out, October 11-14, 2007. According to Variety, […]


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'The Orphanage' Movie: Spanish Box Office Blockbuster



The Trouble with Harry: Chicago Critics' 100 Scariest Films

In Broadcastellan, Harry Heuser (mildly) demonizes the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of 100 scariest films: “Inexplicably, though, my personal favorite did not make the bloody cut. It is Jacques Tourneur's Night of the Demon (1957), based on “Casting the Runes,” a short story by the aforementioned ghost storyteller M. […]


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The Trouble with Harry: Chicago Critics' 100 Scariest Films



'Poltergeist' Screening: Prime Tech

A newly struck 35mm print of Poltergeist, the 1982 supernatural classic about the horrors of television – well, sort of – will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Prime Tech” series on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in […]


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'Poltergeist' Screening: Prime Tech



'Carrie': Sissy Spacek & Amy Irving in Brian De Palma's Female-Centered Horror Classic at Academy

Carrie with Sissy Spacek.   Director Brian De Palma, whose Iraq war drama Redacted earned him the best director award at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, will be the special guest at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” screening of the 1976 horror film […]


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'Carrie': Sissy Spacek & Amy Irving in Brian De Palma's Female-Centered Horror Classic at Academy



Monsters & Creeps + Ghouls & Fiends: American Cinematheque Film Series

The American Cinematheque has been screening a series of films – most of them rare, not on DVD, and in new 35mm prints – with fantastic/ghostly/spooky/creepy themes at their 7th Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The series began on Aug. 2, but since […]


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Monsters & Creeps + Ghouls & Fiends: American Cinematheque Film Series



'Rogue' Movie: Costly Killer Crocodile Horror Flick Opens in Australia

'Rogue' movie: Crocodile horror thriller stars Michael Vartan. 'Rogue' movie opens in Darwin: Killer crocodile tale reportedly the most expensive Australian horror movie ever Rogue, the story of an American travel writer (Michael Vartan) who finds a killer crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory, has been hailed as the most expensive […]


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'Rogue' Movie: Costly Killer Crocodile Horror Flick Opens in Australia



'The Mole People': Unfairly Maligned Sci-Fi Horror Mix

Sometimes bad films get reputations they thoroughly deserve, e.g., Plan 9 from Outer Space, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and Robot Monster. These films are so ineptly staged, directed, written, and acted that they are actually very funny, if not necessarily “good.” Sometimes bad films get reputations they do not […]


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'The Mole People': Unfairly Maligned Sci-Fi Horror Mix



'Vacancy' Movie Review: Kate Beckinsale Horror Film Offers 'Different Experience'

'Vacancy' movie review: 'Quite a different experience' from 'Saw,' 'Hostel' (image: Kate Beckinsale in 'Vacancy') Be sure to double-check the amenities before checking into Vacancy, because what may sound like your average gory thriller in which psychopaths butcher helpless victims is in fact quite a different experience. Vacancy first introduces […]


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'Vacancy' Movie Review: Kate Beckinsale Horror Film Offers 'Different Experience'



'Gojira' vs. 'Godzilla': Which Is Better? Is Japanese Version Superior to the American One?

Gojira with Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi, and Akira Takarada. Tokyo-born actress Momoko Kôchi (1932–1998) was seen in more than 30 films over the course of four decades. In Ishirô Honda's Gojira, Akira Takarada is Kôchi's love interest, while Akihiko Hirata is the man her father has chosen to become her […]


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'Gojira' vs. 'Godzilla': Which Is Better? Is Japanese Version Superior to the American One?



'Godzilla, King of the Monsters!' & 1954 'Gojira': Two of the Greatest Monster Movies Ever

Godzilla. Whether in Ishirô Honda's 1954 Japanese original Gojira or in the 1956 U.S. version, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the destructive reptilian creature emblematic of the atomic age remains one of cinema's iconic creations. Like Harry Potter, James Bond, and Andy Hardy, Godzilla has been at the center of […]


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'Godzilla, King of the Monsters!' & 1954 'Gojira': Two of the Greatest Monster Movies Ever



Richard Pryor + Director of '2001' Precursor 'Gog' & Brazilian Cinema Novo Producer Have Died

Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy with Gene Wilder. Directed by Best Actor Oscar winner Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field, 1963), the 1980 blockbuster comedy Stir Crazy marked the second pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor following Arthur Hiller's 1976 box office hit Silver Streak, which also featured Jill […]


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Richard Pryor + Director of '2001' Precursor 'Gog' & Brazilian Cinema Novo Producer Have Died



'An American Haunting': 'True Story' Told in Unconvincing Horror Movie

'An American Haunting' with Rachel Hurd-Wood and Donald Sutherland. 'An American Haunting': 'True story' told in unconvincing fashion Filmed in Canada and Romania – the latter country passing for the early 19th-century rural American South – Courtney Solomon's disappointing An American Haunting, a “true story” about a series of ghostly […]


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'An American Haunting': 'True Story' Told in Unconvincing Horror Movie



'The Grudge': Horror Movie Remake Far Surpasses Expectations

'The Grudge' with Sarah Michelle Gellar. 'The Grudge': Horror movie tops box office Halloween is around the corner. Co-produced by Spider-Man's Sam Raimi, and starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American confronting a ghoulish entity in Tokyo, Takashi Shimizu's low-budget horror movie The Grudge – a […]


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'The Grudge': Horror Movie Remake Far Surpasses Expectations