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Top 7 Supernatural Films that Haunt Us

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00

Mike Flanagan wowed audiences with his feature directorial debut, Absentia, a few years back. Now he returns with an even creepier tale of supernatural terrors in Oculus (review). To celebrate the release of Oculus, we bring you a look at the Top Seven Supernatural Films that Haunt Us.

The funny thing about a really powerful supernatural movie, at least those that get wide theatrical releases, is they usually transcend the theater and become the talk of the nation for a while. And many of them even hang around our psyches for years and years to come.

We'll begin, as always, with our honorable mentions, and you'll see that many of them also took the country by storm. Low budget, found footage movies like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project were absolutely larger than life during their theatrical releases.

However, bigger films can also reach out and grab you. Poltergeist and The Conjuring certainly come to mind. Some other haunting projects that are worth an honorable mention are Stephen King's 1408, a tiny indie called I Am a Ghost which had an incredibly freaky finale, cult favorite Session 9 that did for asbestos removal what Psycho did for taxidermy, and the ultra-creepy, ambiance-laden The Orphanage.

As you'll see, this list contains some legendary horror heavyweights because once you really scare us, we don't soon forget. Here are the Top Seven Supernatural Films that Haunt Us.

The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror kicks off this list not because it was so frightening or because of the slew of sequels and remakes it inspired, but the fact that this is a truly horrific mystery. For those who need a quick refresher, The Amityville Horror is based on a book written by Jay Anson which claims to be the true-life experiences of George and Kathy Lutz and their family after moving into the home at 112 Ocean Avenue. Just 13 months before, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., had shot and killed six members of his family. Anson's book and the original film are a representation of what happened to the Lutz family during their 28-day stay in the home... or is it? There has always been tons of speculation as to just what is real and what is fraud in the Lutzes' story, making The Amityville Horror a supernatural mystery of the highest degree.

The Shining (1980)
As tales of hauntings go, perhaps no one spins a better yarn than the great Stephen King. It's no secret that King has no love for Stanley Kubrick's vision of his classic novel, but somewhere between King's conjuring of the tale and Kubrick's mad scientist filmmaking techniques (not to mention a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Jack Nicholson), a masterful cinematic haunting was born. It's been nearly 35 years since The Shining was released, and even longer since the novel hit the stands, and still today it still stands as one of the most unsettling films of all time. This is another example of a truly excellent haunting being embraced by our culture. Sure, on the surface, The Shining looks like a slasher film to the uninformed eye. But a look deeper within the walls of The Overlook Hotel shows a much more haunted and supernatural environment. Great party, isn't it?

The Omen (1976)
Oh, young Damien. So cute. So innocent looking. But looks can be quite deceiving as Gregory Peck and company found out in this legendary Antichrist film. This was the original bad kid movie. Sure The Good Son and Orphan and plenty of movies featuring bastardly ankle-biters would follow, but Damien is the name that, to this day, is playfully reserved for those seemingly uncontrollable children we see at restaurants and shopping malls. And it's within this frivolity that the true haunting exists. It's because The Omen was such a powerful film, and it conjured the most terrifying of thoughts amongst parents, that still today the name Damien retains that power and The Omen remains such a haunting film.

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Four little words ("…I see dead people…") and a twist ending that blew audiences out of their seats made The Sixth Sense an absolute phenomenon. With every rewatch of the movie, even already knowing the fantastic surprise ending, you can't help but get chills when young Haley Joel Osment utters that iconic line. Director M. Night Shyamalan became an overnight superstar as The Sixth Sense chilled viewers and, in an absolutely amazing climax, rocked audiences beyond belief. The Sixth Sense would go on to be an absolute box office juggernaut, as many truly frightening supernatural films do. And that's because it's a damn impressive movie that works. You see something you've missed before in every re-viewing and are still haunted every time you hear those four words.

The Ring (2002)
It's not often that we give credit to an American remake over the original film, but Gore Verbinski's reimagining of the Japanese Ring truly haunted American audiences who, for the most part, would have never made the effort to see the original movie so we can thank Verbinski for bringing a very nice retelling to the American public. That being said, Samara making her climb out of the television was indeed an iconic horror moment of the 2000's. The huge box office take and the fact that the mystery and eeriness of The Ring drew audiences in, and it continues to be a staple of horror, are a testament to the brilliant writing of the original movie and the quality adaptation of the American version. The Ring is one of the few times a foreign film has been redone and captivated and haunted domestic audiences so thoroughly.

The Exorcist (1973)
Haunting?! Sweet Jesus H. Christ, when you say "haunting supernatural movie," could there be another? Believe us when we say we do try to keep The Exorcist off these lists, but it fits so well on so many of them. If you want to talk about supernatural movies that still, over 40 years later, haunt us, then look no further than The Exorcist. Sure, we all still go back and give it a viewing once a year or so, but it's still with great trepidation that we press that "Play" button and expose ourselves to the horrors we know we're about to experience. The Exorcist hasn't lost a step in four decades. It's as effective today as it was when it opened in theaters the day after Christmas in 1973 (how fucking festive). It is indeed the one true haunting that we cannot seem to shake. Pazuzu dug his claws into us, and it doesn't seem like we'll ever get them out.

Carrie (1976)
They keep trying to recapture that moment, that Carrie moment, but it just cannot be recreated. No offense to the beloved Angela Bettis (who is one of horror's most amazing assets) or Chloe Grace Moretz, but it can't be done. There was something magical between Sissy Spacek and director Brian De Palma in that original imagining of Stephen King's novel. In fact, Carrie was the first of over 100 television and movie projects based on or adapted from King's writings. So you know there was something incredibly special going on here. Carrie was the original tortured student. She was "Jeremy" as Pearl Jam sang of him. She was all the unfortunate friendless, directionless, antagonized souls we see lashing out at society today. Carrie is absolutely more pertinent now than it was when King wrote it or when the film was released. Indeed, this is an instance of foreshadowing that no one could have expected. Perhaps, with all that our society has become, Carrie haunts us more today than anything.

Mike Flanagan's Oculus opens in theaters on April 11. For the latest news and updates, be sure to "like" Oculus on Facebook and follow @blumhouse on Twitter.

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Gremlins Reboot Getting Fed After Midnight

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:52

Some quick Gremlins news is coming in for your weekend enjoyment as Ain't it Cool News is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is moving quickly on rebooting Joe Dante’s Steven Spielberg-produced flick. Given that we've been talking about this for years, we're not so surprised.

In Dante’s 1984 film, a boy (Zach Galligan) inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. The film spawned a sequel, the 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch, in which Gremlins take total control over the building of a media mogul.

The two films have grossed more than $190M worldwide. A sequel or a reboot has always seemed inevitable.

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Stage Fright Clip Arrives to Nail You

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:43

On tap right now is the first clip from Jerome Sable's slasher musical Stage Fright, and as expected, it's a gory blast of blood-soaked fun. Check it out on VOD right now, if only for Meat Loaf. Who could possibly resist Meat Loaf? We'll just ignore his horrid singing during the election.

Magnet will release the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd and following with a theatrical release on May 9th.

Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, James McGowan, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Ryan Bobkin, Leanne Miller, and Adrianna Di Liello star.

Stage Fright tells the story of a posh musical theater camp terrorized by a killer who hates musicals. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, a haunted star of the Broadway stage and mother of two siblings who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, a slumming Broadway producer-turned-camp director.







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After Your Weekend Watch This Trailer

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:37

Matchbox Films today announced the UK DVD release of Ryan Smith’s sci-fi thriller After (review) starring Karolina Wydra (“True Blood”) and Steven Strait (10,000 Years BC) with a street date of May 26th.

The Canadian release is scheduled for May 13th through Mongrel Media with US distribution penciled for July.

Synopsis
In this ‘Twilight Zone’-esque tale of the afterlife, two bus crash survivors wake from a coma to discover that they are the only inhabitants of a small American town. Scarier still, a monstrous cloud is swallowing the area, closing in on them slowly but surely. Are they dead, in an alternate dimension, or is it all a dream? As the couple scavenge houses and attempt to find a way out, they soon learn that they are not alone. Inside the mist are ravenous creatures hell-bent on preventing their escape.

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New 3-Minute Look at Godzilla Home to Monster Action

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:30

Are you ready for 3 minutes of the upcoming Godzilla flick that are rife with monster action? Of course you are, and that's exactly what you're gonna get with this international sneak peek! Dig it!

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.







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New Afflicted Poster Gets Really Close

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:28

Another alternate poster is here in promotion of the first feature film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted (review). Do yourselves a favor, kids, head over to your cable box and order this one NOW! Dig it!

CBS Films will release Afflicted in theaters and on various VOD. Look for it on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation, and Xbox.

The film stars Lee, Prowse, and Baya Rehaz.

Synopsis
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted.

Learn more over on the official Afflicted website!

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Enjoy a Pair of Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Bates Motel Season 2

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:35

Season 2 of "Bates Motel" has surpassed the first season in every way, especially in terms of the cast's performances, and one of these two featurettes for the show focuses on Nicola Peltz's Bradley in a new "Anatomy of a Scene" from A&E.

Go behind-the-scenes of the intense moment in the S2 premiere when Bradley shot Gil as the writers, directors, and cast discuss how they pulled off the character's violent demise.

b>Related Story: Take the "Plunge" with a Pair of Images from "Bates Motel" Ep. 2.06; Go Inside Ep. 2.05 - "The Escape Artist"

Next take a look at the production design of "Bates Motel" to learn how the crew members keep the legacy of the original film alive while giving the show its own feel.




"Bates Motel" Episode 2.06 - "Plunge" (airs 4/7/14)
Dylan (Max Thieriot) is asked to take control of a volatile situation. A secret spreads, threatening Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman's (Freddie Highmore) relationship.

Meanwhile, Emma (Olivia Cooke) finds herself in a very dangerous situation. Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Michael O’Neill, Keenan Tracey, and Rebecca Creskoff guest star.

For more info visit "Bates Motel" on AEtv.com, "like" "Bates Motel" on Facebook, and stop by "Bates Motel" on Instagram.




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Betrayal Leads to Chaos in this Sneak Peek of The Following Episode 2.12

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:00

Our enthusiasm for "The Following" has waned, but not our morbid curiosity as to how the authorities can fuck up next. And with Lily back in the picture, we're game to stick around until the end of the season. If you are too, here are a clip and some photos from Ep. 2.12, "Betrayal."

"The Following" Episode 2.12 - "Betrayal" (4/7/14, 9-10PM)
A BETRAYAL LEADS TO CHAOS - After a series of public condemnations of Joe and his followers, Joe targets the son of a man who stands against him.

Meanwhile, Ryan is faced with the shocking news of Claire’s reappearance, and Mandy makes a decision that leads her to a familiar face, which could undo all that Joe has been working for.

Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang

Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; Mackenzie Marsh as Tilda; Josh Salatin as Lucas; Liza De Weerd as Angela; Felix Solis as Agent Clarke; Carter Jenkins as Preston; Tom Cavanaugh as Kingston; John Lafayette as Captain Turner

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See the Promo and Some Stills from Hannibal Episode 2.07 - Yakimono

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:30

Free at last... and it tastes so good! Will is out of Chilton's asylum, unbound and looking for justice. Here's the promo along with a baker's half dozen stills from next week's Episode 2.07, "Yakimono," to whet your appetites.

"Hannibal" Episode 2.07 - "Yakimono" (airs 4/11/14; 10-11PM): WILL IS RELEASED WHILE THE DISCOVERY OF MIRIAM LASS GIVES JACK NEW HOPE - When Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) star pupil, Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky), is found alive, she becomes the FBI’s best hope of identifying the Chesapeake Ripper, but her foggy memory complicates the search.

Evidence found at the site of Miriam’s rescue exonerates Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) of any involvement in the Ripper and Copycat cases, and he is released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton (Raúl Esparza) that he could be in danger due to his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case, but when Chilton tries to confide in Jack that he shares Will’s fears about Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), he is rebuffed—no evidence has been found against Hannibal, despite the FBI’s efforts.

Meanwhile, Jack wastes no time in reinstating Will on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper. After introducing Will and Miriam to compare notes, Jack’s suspicions of Hannibal’s involvement continue to build. Only Miriam’s memory holds the key to unlocking the Ripper’s true identity, but can it be trusted? Also starring Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Raúl Esparza, and Eddie Izzard.

Related Story: Trent Shy's New "Hannibal" One-Sheets Offer Stop-Motion Horror

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The Royals Invade these Images and Preview of Grimm Episode 4.18 - The Law of Sacrifice

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:00

Will Nick and Adalind be able to work together to protect her daughter? Will Capt. Renard make a stand as the Royals invade Portland? Check out several stills and a preview of Episode 3.18, "The Law of Sacrifice," for some clues.

Not only do we finally see Sasha Roiz get in on the action next week, but it's also our first look at new recurring guest star C. Thomas Howell as FBI agent Weston Steward, an ally of Prince Viktor.

"Grimm" Episode 3.18 - "The Law of Sacrifice" (airs 4/11/14; 9-10PM)
THE BATTLE FOR ADALIND’S BABY INTENSIFIES – Nick (David Giuntoli) and his mom, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), join forces to protect Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) baby.

Meanwhile, Prince Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof) activates a deadly Stateside asset (guest star C. Thomas Howell) to find Adalind and her child. Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star. Philip Anthony Rodriguez also guest stars.

For more info visit "Grimm" on NBC.com, check out some InstaGRIMMS on Instagram, "like" "Grimm" on Facebook, and follow "Grimm" on Twitter.

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Nearly a Dozen New Godzilla Images!

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:03

Over on the official M.U.T.O. Research Twitter page, they've been pretty damned busy posting new images from the upcoming Godzilla flick so we consolidated a few of the choice ones here for you, which include some brief glimpses of the monster-sized airport brawl!

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

Visit the official Godzilla website here.

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Troma Prepping 30th Anniversary Toxic Avenger Blu-ray

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:57

Were you aware that 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the quintessential Troma movie The Toxic Avenger? Lloyd Kaufman has announced a fully loaded high-def Blu-ray is on the way, and while we don’t have a street date yet, we do have a list of extras.

Synopsis:
Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey -- a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town's corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers, and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens.

Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger!

A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history.

And by history they mean creating a b-movie superhero that redefined cinematic bad taste at the time and went on to launch a series of films, become its company’s signature mascot, and even briefly got re-invented as a kid-friendly environmental crusader trying to cash in on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toon/toy craze.

The forthcoming 30th anniversary Blu-ray will boast a new high-definition transfer of the 1984 Troma cult classic from original materials. A release date has yet to be announced but safe to say it will be before year’s end.

We may still be wondering when we can get our hands on it, but we know what we’ll be getting. Here’s a list of extras Troma has announced will be included on the disc...

Special Features

  • Special introduction by Troma honcho Lloyd Kaufman
  • New commentary track with Lloyd Kaufman
  • Additional commentary track with stars Robert Prichard, Gary Schneider, and Dan Snow
  • Special interview with star Jennifer Babtist
  • New video with Mark Torgl (The Original Melvin)
  • Rare on-screen video interview with Troma co-founder and vice-president Michael Herz
  • Behind-the-scenes and in production slide show
  • Original Troma trailers
  • 40 years of Troma video montage

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    Badass New Poster for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:46

    Texas Frightmare Weekend is proud to reveal its 2014 poster, created in cooperation with Mondo, America’s finest purveyors of cinematic artwork. TFW’s 2014 poster celebrates two of this year’s festival’s biggest draws...

    ...the Hellraiser series and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, masterfully combined by iconic horror artist Gary Pullin. A very limited number of only 100 posters will be printed for this year’s convention, making them the show’s hottest collectors item. Available only at the show itself, quantities will be limited to two per customer.

    From the Press Release
    Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all TFW passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!

    Texas Frightmare Weekend welcomes a stellar duo of hotly anticipated chillers with Ben Ketai’s subterranean terror opus Beneath and Álex de la Iglesia’s epic Spanish horror/comedy Witching and Bitching!

    A coven of flesh-eating witches meet their match when a group of hapless thieves stumble upon a mysterious mansion in Witching and Bitching, the freaky new horror comedy from Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia (Mutant Action, Day of the Beast, As Luck Would Have It) and starring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, and Carmen Maura. Winner of eight GOYA Awards (Spain's Academy Awards) including Best Special Effects and Best Makeup, this festival favorite is presented in its native Spanish language with English subtitles. IFC Midnight will release Witching and Bitching this summer in theatres, on cable, and via digital VOD.

    In Beneath a deadly supernatural force is unleashed when a crew of coal miners and a female environmentalist find themselves trapped 600 feet below ground. This creepy and claustrophobic horror thriller from director Ben Ketai (30 Days of Night: Dark Days) stars Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, and Brent Briscoe. Winner of six awards at SCREAMFEST, LA's annual horror film festival, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Special Effects, IFC Midnight will release Beneath this summer in theatres, on cable, and via digital VOD.

    These two spectacular free screenings are courtesy of IFC Midnight, free for TFW passholders, and will conveniently take place at The Alamo Drafthouse Grindhouse Cinema, located inside The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend!

    TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its eighth amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes.

    Celebrity guests at TFW 2014 include living legend George A. Romero and the cast of Dawn of the Dead; Saw’s Tobin Bell; The Creature from the Black Lagoon’s Julie Adams and Ricou Browning; a Terminator reunion featuring Michael Biehn, Earl Boen, Linda Hamilton, Peter Kent, Kristanna Loken, and Robert Patrick; Japan’s ass-kicking warrior princess Asami; Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, and Barbie Wilde; an Aliens reunion featuring Mark Rolston, Michael Biehn, and Jenette Goldstein; Paradise Lost’s Jason Baldwin; the cast of AMC’s "The Walking Dead"; Full Moon founder Charles Band; Repo! The Genetic Opera’s Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, and Alexa Vega; the legendary Linda Blair; Night of the Demons’ Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, and Kevin Tenney; Doctor Giggles himself, Larry Drake; and The Blair Witch Project’s Heather Donohue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, and Eduardo Sanchez!

    Additional guests include Phil Fondacaro, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, John Kassir, Nick King, Kurando Mitsutake, Kyle Labine, Tyler Labine, Chris Marquette, artist Brett Weldele, Michael Parks, Chris Alexander, Lou Taylor Pucci, artist Gary Pullin, musician Twiggy Ramirez, Dee Snider, Jen and Sylvia Soska, artist Ben Templesmith, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Jill Whitlow, and many more!

    Daily and weekend passes are available on the Texas Frightmare Weekend website. Weekend and daily passes grant admission to TFW’s free screenings but do not guarantee seating so arrive early – before they reach full capacity!

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    Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie Signs on for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:01

    And this hectic news day just keeps rolling on. Next up Variety reports that the truly badass Gwendoline Christie is replacing actress Lily Rabe as the Commander Lyme character in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.

    Rabe was forced drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to perform in Much Ado about Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park. The Commander Lyme character is one of the leaders of District 13 and hails from District 2 as a past victor of a Hunger Games.

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be in theatres on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Book Synopsis
    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss' family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

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    Listen to This Latest Alien: Isolation Video

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:52

    Sound is a crucial component of any horror series, and Alien: Isolation is no exception. In the latest trailer the team behind the game at Creative Assembly discusses how careful it has been to remain true to the incredible audio composition of the 1979 movie.

    With access to countless original audio recordings and the musical score, Alien: Isolation features a soundtrack which creates an emotional reaction from the player, escalating tension and driving fear.

    Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

    Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

    For more info visit the official Alien: Isolation website, "like" Alien: Isolation on Facebook, and follow Alien: Isolation on Twitter.




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    Knock Knock! Who's There? Keanu Reeves!

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:45

    It's been awhile since last we heard anything about Knock Knock, the upcoming flick which sees Eli Roth reuniting with his buddies from Aftershock, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo; but the first casting news has arrived. Woah.

    Deadline is reporting that Keanu Reeves has just committed to star in Knock Knock, a psychological thriller that Roth wrote and will direct. Reeves will play a happily married family man who’s left alone for the weekend. Two beautiful girls show up at his house and turn his life upside down.

    Those femme fatales will be played by Lorenza Izzo, who just starred for Roth in The Green Inferno, and Ana de Armas, who just played Robert Duran’s wife in Hands of Stone opposite Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro. Ignacia Allamand, who also starred in Green Inferno, plays the man’s wife. Colleen Camp, a catalyst in assembling this film as producer, will also play a role, as will Aaron Burns, who also just worked with Roth in The Green Inferno.

    Knock Knock, which is budgeted under $10 million, is scheduled to start production later this month.

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    NECA Offers Up a New Look at Their 12" Godzilla

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:34

    To kick off your weekend, we have another look at NECA's upcoming action figure series based upon Legendary Pictures' take on the King of the Monsters, Godzilla. Check it out, and feel your wallet start burning as if it were the target of the radioactive breath of this behemoth!

    NECA shares with fans a stylized photo shoot of their upcoming Modern Godzilla 12″ Head to Tail Action Figure. This 6″ tall action figure is highly detailed and, as the name implies, measures 12 inches long from head to tail.

    He’s got over 25 points of articulation and a bendable tail and will be priced around $21.99.

    NECA’s 6″ tall Godzilla (12″ long: Head-To-Tail) action figure along with a 12″ tall Godzilla (24″ long: Head-To-Tail, SRP $49.99) are both scheduled to arrive this May in conjunction with the new Godzilla film.

    An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

    Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star.

    Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.

    Visit the official Godzilla website here.




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    New The Quiet Ones Clip Gets Creepy

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:24

    IGN scored themselves an exclusive clip from Hammer's new flick The Quiet Ones, entitled "A Very Creep Seance," and we can only imagine what they meant was "A Very Creepy Seance." Either way we have it for you here via the magic of the embed code.

    The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

    It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

    Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

    Synopsis:
    The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

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    Olive Films to Distribute Cult Epics!

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:18

    The fine folks over at Olive Films have been carving out quite a nice niche for themselves by distributing obscure little titles that never seem to get enough love. Well, get set, kids, because things are gonna get even better. Read on for details.

    From the Press Release
    Olive Films has entered into an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Cult Epics, the independent label known for its catalog of cult classic horror, art-house and erotica titles from the 1920s to the present.

    The deal includes all North American distribution rights across all platforms including theatrical, packaged media, digital, VOD, television and more. The deal was announced by Olive Films/Martini Entertainment Senior Vice President Eric D. Wilkinson.

    “I’m excited to bring the Cult Epics studio under the Olive Films family of labels that also includes our recent partnership with 108 Media,” stated Wilkinson. “Cult Epics’ catalog of titles is a great complement to our existing library, and we look forward to working with Nico and taking the brand to the next level.”

    Nico Bruinsma, Cult Epics CEO, concurs, "I have known and done business with Olive Films from the early days of selling DVDs and am very excited to trust them with the complete and exclusive distribution and representation of my library."

    Originally founded in the Netherlands in 1991, Cult Epics has been in business in the U.S. and Canada for over 15 years. The Cult Epics catalog represents some of the most legendary cult directors such as Fernando Arrabal, Rene Daalder, Tinto Brass and Radley Metzger. Its library boasts over 100 films including In a Glass Cage, Viva La Muerte, Un Chant D’amour, Radley Metzger’s Score, The Lickerish Quartet, Camille 2000, PIG/1334 and Bettie Page. Under this new agreement, Olive Films will be premiering Cult Epics high definition Blu-ray releases of Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, Tinto Brass’ Black Angel and the German horror classic Nekromantik, including theatrical promotional screenings across the country.

    This deal was initiated by Eric D. Wilkinson on behalf of Olive Films/Martini Entertainment and negotiated with Nico Bruinsma for Cult Epics.

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    Syfy Gives 12 Monkeys a 12-Episode Series Order

    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:17

    Syfy has giving a series green light to "12 Monkeys," a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, it was announced today by Syfy President Dave Howe. Syfy is ordering 12 episodes in addition to the pilot, which was filmed last year.

    The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film.

    Said Dave Howe, “‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects, including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.”

    Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas’ executive on the series.

    Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita"), writers of the pilot, will serve as co-executive producers with Natalie Chaidez ("In Plain Sight," "V," "Heroes") as executive producer/showrunner. Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights") directed and served as executive producer on the pilot.

    Synopsis:
    "12 Monkeys," starring Aaron Stanford ("Nikita," X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull ("Suits," "Pretty Little Liars"), Noah Bean ("Nikita," Damages"), and Kirk Acevedo ("Fringe"), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

    The series is slated to premiere in January of 2015.

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