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New Z Nation Promo Reminds You to Keep Your Friday Nights Open

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:32

Syfy's upcoming new series "Z Nation" premieres on Friday, September 12th, at 10PM; and the network wants to make sure you remember to keep your Friday nights open to check it out. In the meantime you can check out a new promo!

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

"Z Nation" starts three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, when a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all.

With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

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Milla Jovovich Pregnant; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Delayed

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:27

Breaking news is coming in from Milla Jovovich herself regarding the tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The film has been delayed, but it's for one of the best possible reasons! Read on!

According to Jovovich on Facebook:

"Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!

So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes!

In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!

Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK! Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best!"

Whatever it's called, Resident Evil 6 will be written and directed by Anderson, and Milla Jovovich will be returning as Alice. It could potentially be the final film in the franchise, which Anderson plans on neatly wrapping up.

More as we learn it!

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Horror Community: Cancer Survivor BJ Colangelo Needs Your Help

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:14

It doesn't matter which horror site is your favorite. The horror community is small, and we're all in the same boat despite any differences. The thing is, we writers? We have no union. No one to take care of us. We all do this mainly for passion as I can tell you none of us is getting rich.

That's why we implore you guys to take a moment and visit horror writer BJ Colangelo's personal blog. BJ contributes to the Day of the Woman website, which is dedicated to offering a female slant on the genre. To say she's an important voice in our community is kind of an understatement.

Recently BJ went through the hell of dealing with an especially violent bout of pancreatic cancer, and though she's managed to thankfully pull through, she's now suffering from the stress caused by some truly crushing medical bills.

In a world where people donate whatever money they can to kickstart movies, games, etc., we can only hope that some of you, if you can, will give a little back to someone who really needs it. As stated, in this community each other is all that we have. Click the above link, read her words, and if you can, click the donate button. Or, if you'd rather go through Paypal, you can do so by emailing your donation directly to Any amount will help.

Thank you guys so much for even just reading. I now return you to our regularly scheduled ranting and thinly veiled dick jokes.

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Categories: Horror News to Bring the Clownish Insanity Back with Killjoy's Psycho Circus

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:27

After the success of their recent web series Trophy Heads, Full Moon Entertainment has decided to fire up another... and this time they're resurrecting one of their most beloved characters to do so. Be prepared for Killjoy's Psycho Circus.

Bringing back the director of the past two Killjoy films, John Lechago, as well as stars Trent Haaga and Victoria DeMare, and adding on Al Burke and Tai Chan Ngo, Killjoy's Psycho Circus promises to be more of the crazy insanity that made audiences fall in love with the clown and his merry troop in the past.

As with Trophy Heads, Killjoy's Psycho Circus will be released in several segments to allow Charles Band and the rest of the Full Moon production team a chance to present the film in a cliffhanger-type series. Then, after the initial web series has run its course, the film will eventually be released in its entirety.

All of this will be going on at, where viewers can find thousands of hours of entertainment not available at Netflix or Redbox.

Now here's where you come in. The filmmakers are looking to bring you the best Killjoy experience possible, so to do that they've opened up a Killjoy's Psycho Circus Kickstarter campaign to help fund just a portion of the movie. They'll be footing most of the bill themselves, but every little bit donated will help make this movie even better. And they've got some killer swag to give away as incentives for donations. Check it out!

Even cooler?

Full Moon knows streaming is the future, but DVD is still the present! So they're adding a new tier for the direct-to-video faithful. You'll get Killjoy's Psycho Circus on DVD after the series has premiered via streaming, with all five episodes compiled into a single feature film. Everyone that has already pledged gets the DVD. And anyone that pledges more than $15 gets it, too, because the tiers are cumulative!”

Killjoy's Psycho Circus Synopsis
Killjoy, the demon of vengeance, trickster god, and killer clown, has finally made it to Earth! Along with his gruesome crew of Freakshow, Punchy, and the sexy/psychotic Batty Boop, Killjoy is free to terrorize mortals in new and excruciating ways. But two years down the road Killjoy discovers that life on Earth is a drag, filled with inconveniences such as eating, breathing, taxes, and immigration issues. His crew has left for other jobs, and Batty Boop has gone her own way after a bitter lover’s quarrel. Not to mention that Killjoy is now semi-mortal!

Meanwhile, back in Hell, Beelzebub is on trial for letting Killjoy escape. The only way that Beelzebub can redeem himself is to trap Killjoy’s spirit and bring it back in a box. For this mission he is granted a monumental spaceship capable of destroying entire cities!

Killjoy has finally settled in, starring in his own web series called Psycho Circus, as well as running a movie and merchandise company with the notorious Hambo the Ranch Hand. The challenges of being a producer are nothing compared to the challenges of staying alive after Beelzebub’s assassins appear to kill the demon clown and capture his spirit. Killjoy will have to find a way to reunite his gang of clowns in order to defeat Beelzebub and his minions!

It all comes together in an epic battle in Killjoy's Psycho Circus!

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Raze Hits Home With a Thunderous Punch

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20

Here's the thing... if you missed Raze (review) in theatres, VOD, or DVD, then you seriously missed one of the most ass-kickin' films of the year. So listen up! The flick is hitting cable! Now you have no excuse!

From the Press Release
Directed by award-winning Josh C. Waller, the highly anticipated IFC action-horror film Raze from Cinipix and QUINCY Pictures begins airing on the SHOWTIME Network at 12 midnight TONIGHT.

Raze follows a mysteriously abducted Sabrina (Zoë Bell; Inglourious Basterds), who finds herself in an underground lair led by Joseph (Doug Jones; Hellboy) and Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn; "Twin Peaks"), forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done.

The action-packed horror film also stars Rachel Nichols ("Continuum"), Tracie Thoms (Looper), Bailey Borders (The Change-Up), Rebecca Marshall (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Adrienne Wilkinson (Reflections), and Allene Quincy (My 2 Black Girlfriends) as an eclectic group of abducted women who fight each other to the death with their bare hands.

“In every sense of the word Zoë Bell crushes it in Raze.” – Director, Quentin Tarantino.

“Raze raises hell, bashes in skulls, and showing no mercy, Raze is the ultimate midnight movie.” – Chase Whale,

Raze will air on the SHOWTIME Network starting at 12:00 midnight, Tuesday, August 19th, through to September 12th.

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Extended Version of The Shining Takes an Axe to UK's Film4 FrightFest

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:08

When The Shining originally hit theaters back in 1980, it ran two minutes longer than the version we're all familiar with, including a hospital scene that Kubrick cut out a week into the film's theatrical run. Now that scene is being put back into the film for a special screening...

...which is, needless to say, a must-attend for all of you UK fans. Read on!

This year's Film4 FrightFest kicks off in London on August 21st, and we've just learned that the extended cut of The Shining will screen on Sunday night, August 24th. The 146-minute version includes a scene at the end of Wendy Torrance in a hospital bed, being told by Mr. Ullman that Jack's body couldn't be found. The screening will mark the first time the deleted scene has been publicly shown since the movie's original theatrical release.

It's interesting to note that Kubrick's horror masterpiece was heavily cut for all past UK releases, typically running a whopping 25 minutes shorter than even the standard US version. We hope this makes up for that, UK fiends!

Head over to the Film4 FrightFest website to purchase tickets to the screening, which again takes place on August 24th, beginning at 6:10 pm. Producer Jan Harlan will be in attendance for a special Q&A session, which is the cherry on top of this tasty treat.

Regularly topping critical lists as a masterpiece of modern horror, Stanley Kubrick’s carefully nurtured ghost story based on the bestseller by Stephen King focuses on the primal fear of murderous family breakdown.

Failed schoolteacher and would-be writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson in an iconic turn) is offered the winter caretaker job at the luxurious Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Mountains. Seeing it as an opportunity to work on his novel in an isolated environment, he moves into the snow-bound edifice with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd). But his son has a special mental power – ‘the shining’ – to see things that no one else can and has visions of the previous murders and premonitions of his father’s homicidal tendencies in this scary and resonant classic.

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Son of Frankenstein and Retro-Style NES Jason Voorhees Want Spots on Your Toy Shelf

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:04

There's never been a better time than the present to be a horror fan who collects toys, and that's largely thanks to the companies NECA and Mezco. Speaking of which, both companies have just unveiled exciting new offerings so read on to check 'em out!

First up, reports that NECA has given its mega-popular 8-bit NES Jason figure a retro makeover, mashing together the video game and the company's MEGO-inspired lines.

A follow-up to their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, this version of NES Jason is wearing real fabric clothing and is exclusively available at Toys R Us stores beginning this week. The figure features a removable hockey mask and three weapons: axe, machete, and spear-gun.

As for Mezco, their newest release is a limited edition Son of Frankenstein action figure based on the 1939 sequel. A variation of the previously released figure of Frankenstein's Monster, the 9″ toy boasts ten points of articulation and is covered with scars from his assembly. The monster wears a genuine simulated fur tunic with cloth sleeves, and he stands atop his signature boots, towering over other figures.

Only 500 of the toys will be available worldwide, selling exclusively at the New York Comic Con, which runs October 9th through the 12th. They'll of course be found at Mezco's booth (#1855).

A very limited number will also go up for grabs on Mezco's website on August 22nd so be sure to bookmark the page and check back this coming Friday!

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Artist Elsa Rhae Brings Saw's Billy the Puppet to Life

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:53

While we all wait patiently to see what moves Lionsgate makes with the Saw franchise, artist Elsa Rhae has done one frighteningly fun job of recreating the films' centerpiece character, Billy the Puppet, and bringing him to life! Check it out! It's so worth your time.

Lionsgate is currently actively developing an eighth Saw film based on the franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell. They are looking to get back to their torturous ways and seeking a new direction for the franchise that took over Halloween for nearly a decade.

There appears to be no rush on Lionsgate’s part, however, as they’re seeking the perfect take to move forward. There were rumblings of a remake while many insiders say that they want to continue with Saw 8.

In the interim, if you need to play catch-up, there's also the Saw box set coming out September 23rd, which is insanely cheap for all seven flims. Order that below from the EvilShop.

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The Devil's Advocate Comes to the Small Screen

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:44

Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "ABSENTEE LANDLORD!!!!"

According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.

Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel of the same name, was directed by Taylor Hackford. It grossed $153 million dollars on a $57 million budget.

"The Devil’s Advocate" series is produced by WBTV and studio-based John Wells Prods. with Wells, Kopelson, and Andrew Stearn executive producing and Venne serving as a co-executive producer.

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Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone in Talks to Direct?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:40

Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.

Per The Wrap (who did post a disclaimer that Imagine told them the news is "completely untrue" but nonetheless stands by its story), The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone is the individual in question, and he's being eyed to both write and direct.

The new film won't be a remake of Interview with the Vampire but instead is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series - The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned - and will likely be faithful to the source material. Hallelujah!

Boone is currently prepping his three-hour adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for Warner Bros. and CBS Films. Casting on that should begin soon with his take on Lestat expected to follow The Stand.

When Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the Chronicles, they set Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Imagine Entertainment president Erica Huggins will oversee the project on behalf of the company while Bobby Cohen will executive produce. They will have access to the entire body of existing and future The Vampire Chronicles novels, including Christopher Rice's (Anne's son) adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief and her upcoming Prince Lestat, releasing in October.

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Gamescom: A Gory Introduction to Hellblade

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:43

A warrior woman sits in a circle of runes, locked in mediation. Her sword’s tip is planted in the ground. She grips the blade and watches the crimson flow down its broad edge. It appears to be a blood offering.

But then we see whom it's for. A corpse is slung in the air, its back skin splayed open and pulled tight. This was the world’s introduction to Hellblade during Sony’s press conference at Gamescom... a gore-filled “How do you do?” if you will.

Little is known about Hellblade so far, but it is made by Ninja Theory, the studio that created Heavenly Sword. There is already speculation that it is its spiritual successor. The title of game, Hellblade, does bare a striking similarity to the Heavenly Sword's word title.

No word was given on a release date, but Hellblade will be making its debut on the PS4 console.

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Which Movie Maniac Has the Highest Body Count? Find Out NOW!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:31

For years a battle has raged amongst horror fans over who is the biggest and baddest movie maniac. Jason Voorhees? Freddy Krueger? Pinhead? Now, thanks to a nifty new graph from, you can find out for yourselves, despite one glaring omission!

Check out the chart below, which sees everyone's favorite mama's boy come out with the most impressive number. Know what's funny though? One movie maniac outshined all but one of those prestigious baddies on the graph when it comes to a kill count, AND he did it in just a single 77-minute movie.

I speak of course of Universal's 1933 classic The Invisible Man. Admittedly, he's not a conventional slasher, but when it comes to evil, he cannot be denied. You see, this under-appreciated loony, played by the wonderful Claude Rains as the title character also known as Dr. Jack Griffin, causes the death of 122 people (most of which come via train wreck) before he's done with his reign of madness and terror!

That definitely should bump Myers out of second place, and he simply destroyed Freddy, who came in third. But then again, he was invisible after all. Maybe he's on the chart... but we just can't see it!

Click on the image below for a much larger look.

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Image Checks into The Houses October Built

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:03

Some quick distro news is coming in late in the day as Variety is reporting that Image Entertainment has nabbed North American rights to The Houses October Built and plans to release the thriller simultaneously in theaters and on video-on-demand.

The Houses October Built was produced by Steven Schneider (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Zack Andrews, who also acts in the flick. Newcomer Bobby Roe directs.

It premieres in October in ten markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

The film centers on five friends who set off on a road trip to visit haunted house attractions, only to come face to face with something more blood-curdling than fake thrills.

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Director David Hackl Unveils His Earthworks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:56

War is hell, and Saw V director David Hackl is out to prove it's a lot more hellish than you may think with his latest film, Earthworks. There's just one small detail... he's looking to you to help fund a portion of it! Read on for details.

Earthworks is a WWII horror film that follows five American doughboys on their first night in the trenches of the Western Front as they experience the living (and dead) hell that is No Man’s Land. It is to be directed by Hackl and produced by UK outfit Bluebeard Pictures.

Earthworks exists in an isolated trench/No Man’s Land set and creates a sense of abandonment from the start... Five young American soldiers enter France, and on their first night at an Allied trench, everything goes wrong very quickly. Caught up in a beguiling fog, the young characters each come to different but understandable decisions. It is a tense and atmospheric story and the horror/psychological thriller genres are purposefully chosen to tell their stories as the genre elements of surprise, shock, terror, fear, and encroaching anxiety about the unseen all lend themselves to the story well. The film also features all the elements you would expect of a horror film.

Daryl Sabara of Spy Kids and Adam Butcher (Dog Pound) are attached to star.

Interested? Then click the link to visit the Earthworks Kickstarter page.

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The Babadook Scores a Scary New Trailer

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:48

Total Film just scored itself a brand spanking new trailer for the highly anticipated new fright flick The Babadook (review), and you can let it roll off of your tongue right here!

Look for the critically acclaimed spookshow on November 28th.

The Babadook will have its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on August 23rd at Vue West End in London’s Leicester Square.

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, the film stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, and Ben Winspear.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control; he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Second Annabelle Image All Sinister Smiles

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:42

Heading our way on October 3rd, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle will be haunting our nightmares, but right now we have a new still for you courtesy of Entertainment Weekly! Check it out!

Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Alfre Woodard, and Ward Horton are starring in the film with John Leonetti, the cinematographer on The Conjuring, directing from a script by Gary Dauberman. Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin, and Brian Howe co-star.

The producers are Peter Safran, Joan Mao, and James Wan.

The Conjuring included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

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Gamsecom: Slay a Werewolf in the New Witcher 3 Trailer

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:30

CD Projekt Red revealed a taste of the otherworldly horrors that dwell inside The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The new trailer, released during Gamsecom, features Geralt of Rivia facing a monstrous classic, the werewolf.

But this is no ordinary werewolf... it has supernatural powers. Villagers speak of people aimlessly sleepwalking and an ancient evil that feeds on bloodshed. It appears the werewolves of The Witcher 3 are not recent converts but have been bloodthirsty killers for millennia.

Geralt’s encounter with the wolf beast is nothing short of bone-chilling. It speaks to him telepathically in a voice so cold it will send shivers down your spine. The horrors begin before Geralt even reaches the werewolf when he attempts to traverse the swamp. There he encounters horrific beasts that disappear into the murky water only to spring out right behind him.

This latest video also provides a brief glimpse into some of Geralt’s witcher abilities. He stumbles upon the tracks of the werewolf and uses his witcher sense to find more tracks and hunt down the ancient beast. Our hero also utilizes some magic, which developers refer to as “witcher signs.” In the trailer Geralt uses a powerful stun spell and my constant favorite, a burning wave of flame.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 24th.

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Frau Blucher! Young Frankenstein Celebrating 40th Anniversary on Blu-ray!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:50

One of the single funniest films of all time, Mel Brook's 1974 classic Young Frankenstein is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a brand new Blu-ray that's guaranteed to electrify! Frau Blücher! *horse whinnies*

From the Press Release
The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks! Beginning on September 1, fans can go to for all the rules and a chance to win.

* Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, 1975; Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, 1975.

**Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical Comedy, Cloris Leachman, 1975; Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn, 1975.

Special Features

  • Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, and Cloris Leachman
  • “Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette
  • Blucher Button
  • “It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette
  • “Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette
  • “Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Production Photo Galleries and More!

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    Casting News and More Details on Helix Season 2

    Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:32

    By the time Season 1 ended, we were pretty disappointed in Syfy's "Helix," but some casting news for Season 2 has come in along with a few more details of what's ahead for the members of the CDC so we thought we'd pass it on.

    From the Press Release:
    Syfy has announced that Steven Weber (pictured; "Wings," "Murder in the First") and Matt Long ("Mad Men," "Jack and Bobby") have joined the cast of its mysterious viral thriller "Helix."

    The second season of "Helix" finds the doctors of the Centers for Disease Control, still haunted by the Narvik outbreak and the events that took place in Arctic Biosystems, investigating a deadly outbreak of a new disease on a Windjammer cruise ship. Their investigation leads them to a mysterious island inhabited by a cult with the hope of creating a utopian society.

    Filming for the series’ 13-episode second season is currently under way in Montreal, Quebec.

    Weber, who joins the show as a recurring guest star, will portray Brother Michael, the charismatic leader of the cult. Magnetic and charming, he is brilliant speaker and sermonizer but also a first-class geneticist. Long, who joins the show as a series regular, will play Dr. Kyle Sommer, the newest member of the CDC team, a world-class toxicologist whose charm matches his sharp intellect. A preacher’s son from Texas, he is quick with a story or a joke, able to ingratiate himself into any group.

    "Helix" is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Outlander"), Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files"), who is also showrunner, and Lynda Obst (Contact, Sleepless in Seattle). The series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions, and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

    "Helix" stars Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, "The Killing") and Kyra Zagorsky ("Supernatural"). Also returning for Season 2 are Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) and Neil Napier (X-Men: Days of Future Past ).

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    Godzilla Sequel Set for 2018

    Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:14

    Legendary Pictures confirmed during its SDCC '14 panel that Gareth Edwards will return to direct Godzilla 2. Now, a few weeks later, we have a date to pencil into your calendars should they go as far as 2018.

    Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have slated the sequel for June 8, 2018. Legendary also confirmed during its Comic-Con panel that fan favorites Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah will all be a part of the already anticipated sequel!

    Oh. Hell. Yes.

    2014's Godzilla comes to DVD and Blu-ray later this year with the following features:

    Special Features

  • MONARCH: Declassified – Discover explosive new evidence not contained in the film that unravels the massive cover-up to keep Godzilla’s existence a secret.
  • Operation: Lucky Dragon
  • MONARCH: The M.U.T.O. File
  • The Godzilla Revelation
  • The Legendary Godzilla – Go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for an even deeper look at the larger than life monsters in the film.
  • Godzilla: Force of Nature
  • A Whole New Level Of Destruction
  • Into The Void: The H.A.L.O. Jump
  • Ancient Enemy: The M.U.T.O.s

    From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

    Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star in the film, which was rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence."

    For more on the movie visit the official Godzilla website, "like" Godzilla on Facebook, and follow Godzilla on Twitter.

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