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Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro Center of Next Two Director’s Chair Episodes

8 hours ago | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The El Rey Network announced plans for the next two installments of "The Director's Chair." If you recall, the series began with John Carpenter, which found the Halloween director being interviewed by Robert Rodriguez. Premiering Wednesday, July 30 at 9 Pm Et/Pt, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, Robert Rodriguez sits down with longtime friend and Oscar nominated director Guillermo del Toro to discuss his journey from artist to director/producer.

The post Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro Center of Next Two Director’s Chair Episodes appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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‘Spread’ #1- A Promising New Series

8 July 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Spread #1

Written by Justin Jordan

Art by Kyle Strahm

Published by Image Comics

Imagine what the world could have ended up as if John Carpenter’s The Thing got out of Antarctica, but a small segment of the population was immune to it. That’s the basic premise of Spread. Sure, the Spread is easier to kill, but it’s every bit as gruesome as to look at as The Thing, and spreads with alarming rapidity. Justin Jordan wrote that one of his inspirations was to tell a story set after an apocalypse, which puts this story right in the vein of The Walking Dead.

At some point, a violent organism known as the Spread effectively demolished civilization. The organism resembles a sort of protoplasm that takes various grotesque shapes and can infect human beings to create more of it. A small percentage of human beings were naturally immune, and »

- Zeb Larson

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John Carpenter Photography Book Takes You on His Sets, Plus, L.A. Gallery Details

8 July 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

So, that book we first brought to your attention last fall - "On Set with John Carpenter" - has a release date: October 21st. This 176-page tome represents the works of Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who spent a lot of time with Carpenter doing on-set photography. Some of her pieces were on display at a Halloween convention in Pasadena last October and they're impressive. Many shots are never-before-seen. We're talking about from Halloween to Big Trouble in Little China.

The post John Carpenter Photography Book Takes You on His Sets, Plus, L.A. Gallery Details appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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[Comic Execution] 7/4 – Big Trouble In Little China, Nailbiter, The Shadow

4 July 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Happy Independence Day!

For the rest of the world, Happy USA-Finally-Stopped-Whining Day!

I’m a bit bummed, though, about this week’s comics. You see, besides Big Trouble In Little China’s Eric Powell and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow’s Howard Chaykin, none of the other artists or writers I’m reviewing in this week’s column are Americans. “But Chris,” you say, “Big Trouble In Little China’s artist, Brian Churilla, is from Portland, as is Nailbiter writer Joshua Williamson, and Portland is a city in the United States of America”

To which I say: have you ever actually been to Portland? Like, visited it, set foot inside it, verified with your own senses that it does indeed exist? Because if you ask me, I think Portland is actually a Canadian city Pretending to be an American city. Frankly, it’s the only explanation that makes any sense. »

- Chris Melkus

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‘Big Trouble in Little China’ #2: Jack Burton beats the sophomore slump

3 July 2014 8:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Big Trouble In Little China #2

Story by John Carpenter & Eric Powell

Written by Eric Powell

Art by Brian Churilla

Colored by Michael Garland

Lettered by Ed Dukeshire

Cover by Eric Powell

Published by Boom studios

When we last left Jack Burton, he and his stalwart companion Egg Shen were ready to embark on a journey into the Hell of the Seven-Faced Widow to complete a task for an evil sorcerer in order to free their friend Wang Chi. To get to the Seven-Faced Widow, Jack, Egg, and Jack’s lovable pet demon Pete must travel along the mystical Midnight Road. Along the way, Egg Shen stops to ask for directions from an otherworldly roadhouse, while Jack has a meaningful conversation with an old man riding a giant turtle. Some pickled eggs are stolen, some natives scorned, and an old Crone tied to a tree questioned. All in a day’s work for Jack Burton. »

- Zachary Zagranis

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Prom Night Blu-ray Release Date & Cover Art

3 July 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Prom night… everything is all right!” If these lyrics make you recall Jamie Lee Curtis tearing up the dance floor at her high school prom in the 1980 slasher flick, Prom Night, then you might feel like dancing yourself now that Synapse Films has unveiled their Blu-ray cover art, bonus features, and release date for their Special Edition Prom Night Blu-ray that’s hitting shelves this September.

Paul Lynch’s Prom Night is making its Blu-ray debut and a fresh appearance on DVD this September 9th. Featuring a 2K transfer update of the original camera negative, the Prom Night Blu-ray comes with a host of bonus features, including a new audio commentary:

Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for this Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included) Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray The Horrors Of Hamilton High: The Making of »

- Derek Anderson

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The Scream Cast – Episode 18: Body Bags

3 July 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews.

In this week’s episode Sean and Brad, staying on the John Carpenter roll, are talking the Showtime TV anthology, Body Bags with a very special guest Justin Beahm (At the Waterfront After the Social: The Legacy of Sleepaway Camp).

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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- Phil Wheat

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Preview Pages from Big Trouble in Little China #2

2 July 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We saw the return of Jack Burton last month in Big Trouble in Little China #1, the first issue in a new comic book series from the minds of John Carpenter and Eric Powell, and his adventures continue in Issue #2. Now available at digital outlets and comic book stores, we have the first pages of the issue for those that want a preview of what’s ahead.

“Why We Love It: Big Trouble In Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story. You can’t beat that!

Why You’LL Love It: Eric Powell is a huge fan of Big Trouble In Little China, »

- Jonathan James

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Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray Set Will Feature New Jamie Lee Curtis Commentary Track

30 June 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year is Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which contains every single film in the franchise and is jam-packed with bonus content both new and old.

Today comes word that the set will come equipped with a newly-recorded commentary track with Jamie Lee Curtis and Halloween H20 director Steve Miner. Included with the exciting press release was a picture of Curtis and Miner recording the track, a reunion that's sure to bring a smile to your face.

Check it out below, and read on for all the information you need to know about the September 23rd release!

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Last year the horror classic »

- John Squires

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Miner Record New Commentary for Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s Halloween: The Complete Collection!!

30 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s announcement of their joint mega-release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray boxset single-handedly broke the internet when news hit, specs and goodies concerning the Bluray set, hitting shelves September 23rd, are slowly starting to come in. Today we were sent a photo that confirms that not only will there be a brand new commentary for 1998‘s Halloween: H20, but that it will feature none other than the film’s star (and scream queen of the original) Jamie Lee Curtis and director Steve Miner!

Moderated by Sean Clark, the commentary is sure to give H20‘s fans some interesting new facts and tidbits.

“For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films – HalloweenHalloween IIHalloween III: Season of the WitchHalloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersHalloween 5: The Revenge of Michael MyersHalloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, »

- Jerry Smith

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner Record New Commentary Track for Halloween H20

30 June 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans are anxiously awaiting the September release of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which will contain all new bonus features. While the full list of special features have not yet been revealed and are still being finalized, it has been announced that Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner got together for a brand new Halloween H20 commentary track:

“Work continues on the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set. Bonus features continue to be added on a daily basis, and an announcement is forthcoming outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

So, as we near our nation’s birthday, please enjoy the attached behind-the-scenes photo of the actress who helped launched the historic franchise — Jamie Lee Curtis, as she sat down with Halloween H20 director Steve Miner (r) and moderator Sean Clark (c) for a new commentary »

- Jonathan James

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Malek Akkad Talks New Halloween Film

29 June 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

So the big question everyone has been wondering since the announcement of the next Halloween film was whether or not it would continue on in the universe set up by Rob Zombie. Recently Collider caught up with Malek Akkad at the Saturn Awards, who shed some light on the subject.

“I can’t talk about it too much right now," says Akkad. "It will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

When asked about the ill-fated Halloween 3D, which was announced a couple of years back...

"Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D. »

- Steve Barton

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“Take Me to Your Bleeder”: The Monstrous Side of Aliens on Film

29 June 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The question of the existence of extraterrestrial life has long been a mystery plaguing the human race. While many continue to be fascinated by this question, film offers us some answers. In film, aliens are often portrayed as monstrous animals, creatures that thrive on basic instinct and kill for the sake of killing. This vicious take on otherworldly beings has been the basis of many science fiction-horror movies over the decades. Ever since H.G. Welles’ novel War of the Worlds, fictional accounts of aliens taking over the world and destroying humanity has been an extremely popular premise for many entertainment mediums. 

To explore the history of malevolent aliens on film, one must start with such 1950s classics as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Blob. These films used the alien monster as a metaphor for paranoia. This was a time in which the atomic bomb was a threat »

- Randall Unger

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Top Ten Strangest Movie Monsters

26 June 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There are monsters out there.  Scary, big ones.  And they’ll haunt our dreams and crawl on our bodies for eternity.  Nothing will ever make us comfortable knowing they exist, even in fiction.  Then, there are some that are just Goddamn ridiculous.  Here are ten of such monsters.

The Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Though ultimately, they’re just crawling brains and spinal columns, the most interesting aspect of the fiends is their invisibility for the majority of the runtime as they slowly gain their terrifying form.

The Creeping Terror (1964)

A giant, moving rug. Due to the extremely low-budget, this largely-narrated alien invasion tale amounts to little more than a big, badly dilapidated wool rug laying on top of its victims.

Prophecy (1979)

John Frankenheimer’s nature-gone-wrong turns into more of a nature-film-gone-wrong and features a bizarre, giant fetus-like bear terrorizing a mountainside.

Murders in Rue Morgue (1932)

Robert Florey’s Universal picture »

- Kenny Hedges

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‘The Guest’ Trailer: ‘You’re Next’ Filmmakers’ New Thriller

26 June 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

A teaser trailer has been released for The Guest, the upcoming movie from screenwriter Simon Barret and director Adam Wingard – the duo who made a splash last year, with their cheeky horror/thriller throwback You’re Next. Early reviews for The Guest, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, suggest that this film is very much the handiwork of horror cinema enthusiasts with a rich knowledge of the genre (see: the heavy 1970s/80s horror movie influences on You’re Next).

However, the structure of The Guest teaser arguably portrays the film as being an indie film cousin to Chan-wook Park’s U.S. arthouse debut, Stoker – rather than, say, an homage to John Carpenter’s early work and/or such 1980s stalker/slasher titles as The Hitcher – with Dan Stevens (a graduate of Downton Abbey academy) playing the Hitchcockian archetype that is the handsome stranger, ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Movie News: See a Cool Reenactment of John Carpenter's 'They Live'

26 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

They Live: John Carpenter's 1988 science fiction cult classic They Live, set in Los Angeles, revolves around an alien invasion by extraterrestrials who control mankind via subliminal messages. This week two Los Angeles artists, Stephen Zeigler and Calder Greenwood, reenacted scenes from the movie, guerilla-style, complete with "signage and [an] actor dressed as an alien in a business suit as seen through Roddy Piper’s magical glasses that reveal the truth of existence." [L.A. Taco via Reddit]   Karate Kid 2: Director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) has exited Karate Kid 2, the sequel to the 2010 reboot of the 1984 original, and a new writing team has been hired to draft a new version of the screenplay. Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith are still set to reprise...

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- Peter Martin

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How Indie DVD Label Shout! Factory Has Survived the Digital Age

26 June 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If physical media is dying, as the business pundits have been telling us for years, then someone forget to send the memo to Shout! Factory. Born ten years ago out of the DNA of the original Rhino Records crew, Shout! Factory is the pop culture geek squad of home video and it has carved out a niche in the home video industry—actually, a few niches, from horror and science fiction to cult movies to classic TV. Last year, the company released over 300 titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including a handful of remastered John Carpenter special editions and an impressive box set of Bruce Lee films (everything but "Enter the Dragon") on Blu-ray and DVD. Coming up in 2014 is a deluxe set of 16 Werner Herzog films on Blu-ray (slated for the end of July) and a complete "Halloween" box set, from Carpenter's original to Rob Zombie's revivals, produced in »

- Sean Axmaker

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How Indie DVD Label Shout! Factory Has Survived the Digital Age

26 June 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If physical media is dying, as the business pundits have been telling us for years, then someone forget to send the memo to Shout! Factory. Born ten years ago out of the DNA of the original Rhino Records crew, Shout! Factory is the pop culture geek squad of home video and it has carved out a niche in the home video industry—actually, a few niches, from horror and science fiction to cult movies to classic TV. Last year, the company released over 300 titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including a handful of remastered John Carpenter special editions and an impressive box set of Bruce Lee films (everything but "Enter the Dragon") on Blu-ray and DVD. Coming up in 2014 is a deluxe set of 16 Werner Herzog films on Blu-ray (slated for the end of July) and a complete "Halloween" box set, from Carpenter's original to Rob Zombie's revivals, produced in »

- Sean Axmaker

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Why Rob Zombie’s Halloween Movie ’31′ Is Not ‘Halloween’

26 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Heavy metal legend turned horror movie director Rob Zombie (I always resist the urge to call him Robert Zombie) has been talking about his new film 31, which is set to shoot later in the year. Recently-released teaser images showed a messed-up clown face, not dissimilar to the look of Michael Myers. Zombie rebooted John Carpenter’s Myers character for two HALLOWEENs, but this trail appears to have gone cold, with the hellish helmer revealing his offering will be an original project set on October 31st but bearing no other connection.

Another talking point has been the resemblance of the clown to Captain Spaulding from Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’S Rejects, which he addressed by saying:

There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding… And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either; maybe »

- Steve Palace

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Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens Is Creepy Company in The Guest Teaser Trailer

26 June 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Picturehouse has released The Guest teaser trailer online.  The film stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as a soldier who befriends the family of a fallen comrade and becomes a threat to everyone around him when it turns out he may not be who he says he is.  The Guest is from You’re Next director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, and they've delivered another terrific movie.  I caught the flick at Sundance, and it felt like lost John Carpenter film from the 1980s.  Plus, it has an amazing performance from Stevens.  Seek this one out. Hit the jump to check out The Guest teaser trailer.  The film opens in September, and also stars Maika MonroeLeland OrserLance ReddickChase Williamson, and Brendan Meyer. Via IGN. Here's the official synopsis for The Guest: The film tells the story of a young soldier who arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, »

- Matt Goldberg

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