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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best slasher flicks

22 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from specific group—say, zombie movies or demon films—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we’re taking on the slasher flick.  Most slasher flicks boil down to the following ingredients: teenagers (usually described as "nubile") a slow-moving, indestructible serial killer determined to kill said teenagers, death indirectly caused by promiscuity, and the chaste Final Girl, who outlives »

- Teresa Jue

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Taylor Swift Leads Celebrity Tributes to Oscar de la Renta After News of His Death

21 October 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Hollywood is mourning the death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta who passed away on Monday, Oct. 20 after a battle against cancer. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gloria Estefan, and Karlie Kloss were among the first celebrities to react to the sad news of his death, in person and via social media, in the hours that followed the announcement. Swift shared a photo of her stunning Met Gala gown, which she wore in May, via Instagram, captioning the picture, "My all-time favorite designer has [...] »

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Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82; Celebrities Pay Tribute To Fashion Designer

20 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Oscar de la Renta, famed fashion designer, died on Monday evening at the age of 82, surrounded by friends and family in his Connecticut home.

Rip Oscar de la Renta

Stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen, who serves as executive VP of Oscar de la Renta LLC, and her husband and CEO Alex Bolen released a statement Tuesday, honoring the late fashion icon. “He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms,” they wrote.

The two promised to carry on the business in honor of de la Renta, but did not reveal the fashion designer’s cause of death: “Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company. All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example, we know the way forward. »

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Every 'Halloween' Movie Explained in 2 Minutes

19 October 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's October, which can mean only one thing for true fright masters! It's time for Halloween! And we're not talking about the holiday. We're talking about the classic slasher series that ignited a genre a changed movies forever! Some of the sequels are good, some are not so good, and some bring up quite a few questions that have never really been answered.

Do you want to get caught up on this classic horror franchise which is a true fall perennial? We know you don't have a lot of time, so we present to you a very short look at the Michael Myers saga, which captures every single nuance and moment that you need to know.

From animator David Kantrowitz, this video take you from John Carpenter's original 1978 classic Halloween through the Rob Zombie reboots, with all the retcons, revivals, and re-visits along the way. Get ready, in just a short matter of minutes, »

- MovieWeb

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The 31 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix Right Now

16 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)

Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?

2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)

The classic romantic weepie (as referenced in "Sleepless in Seattle"), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers whom fate cruelly tears apart.

3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

Audrey Hepburn was never lovelier (or naughtier) than as Holly Golightly, a trendy New Yorker with a complicated love life and a cat called, well, Cat.

4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)

The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »

- Sharon Knolle

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Review: Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set (Deluxe Edition)

4 October 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson


“Look, the boogeyman can only come out on Halloween night, right?”

Sorry, Laurie, but this year Halloween came early. On September 23rd, horror fans near and far—myself included—rejoiced when Shout Factory / Scream Factory released a 10-disc (or 15-disc if you threw down the extra cash for the Deluxe Edition) Blu-ray box set containing every film in the Halloween franchise along with a wide array of bonus features. It’s time to lock your doors and hold on tight as I guide you through the night he came home… with me.

Before digging into the discs themselves, it is impossible not to acknowledge the beauty of the box that houses the discs. On one side, there is the classic jack-o-lantern which has become iconic to the Halloween franchise.

What is really worth noting is the Michael Myers artwork on the two opposite sides of the box. »

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John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis at the Beyond Fest Halloween Screening – Event Report

3 October 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On Wednesday, October 1st, the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA screened the classic John Carpenter 1978 film Halloween, and we were there for a very rare discussion with the director and his star, actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Screening as part… Continue Reading →

The post John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis at the Beyond Fest Halloween Screening – Event Report appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Sean Decker

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John Carpenter to Release Lost Themes Album

2 October 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis participated in a Q&A last night in Hollywood for a Halloween screening event put on by Beyond Fest.

While you can get some of the highlights from the event in our previous report here, there's one thing that was certainly deserving of its own news item.

Carpenter revealed that early next year, he'll be putting out an album that will contain all of his "lost" themes. That should be an interesting mix, for sure!

The post John Carpenter to Release Lost Themes Album appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Beyond Fest: Video Highlights from the Curtis and Carpenter Halloween Q&A

2 October 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

"I am Halloween," Jamie Lee Curtis confessed to a packed Egyptian Theater. This was met with a roar of approval from the audience who had gathered last night (October 1st) for a special Halloween 4k screening presented by Beyond Fest.

The actress took part in a pre-screening Q&A - a rare public appearance to talk about the film with director John Carpenter and, needless to say, it was quite a treat for fans.

Carpenter was his usual honest, candid self and Curtis quickly warmed up to the crowd, got a little foul-mouthed and provided a lot of fun anecdotes.

The post Beyond Fest: Video Highlights from the Curtis and Carpenter Halloween Q&A appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ – 30 Years Later

1 October 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Directed by Wes Craven

Written by Wes Craven

2014, USA

Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was a solid commercial genre entry for the dating crowd. Elm Street was New Line’s first genuine mainstream cinematic venture (after Alone In The Dark), and made the company a huge pile of money. The film was shot in 30 days at a cost of roughly $1.8 million, but it made back its figure and then some on opening weekend. New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed “the house that Freddy built.” Perhaps the most influential horror film of the ’80s, Craven’s 1984 slasher about a quartet of high school kids terrorized in their dreams »

- Ricky

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5 Horror Remakes That Are Better Than the Original

1 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Hey, it’s almost Halloween, so let’s all get ready by putting this on repeat for the rest of the month and talking about some horror movies. Specifically, let’s take a look at the dreaded horror remake. Everyone’s gotten one now — Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers, and even the freaking Amityville Horror have all seen attempted remakes of their films. Why the hell are the production demons in Hollywood foisting these turds on us? Everyone knows that horror remakes always suck. Except when they don’t, anyway. 5. The Thing John Carpenter’s The Thing is a classic of the sci-fi horror genre. The original? Not so much. In fact, there’s a significant chunk of people who only know it even exists because Jamie Lee Curtis is watching it on TV in HalloweenThe Thing from Another World is your fairly basic 1950’s sci-fi film, with an invader from another world (go figure) who lumbers »

- Ashe Cantrell

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Halloween HD Transfer to Haunt Theaters Around the World This October

24 September 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Michael Myers will be haunting more than just Haddonfield this Halloween season. While yesterday saw the release of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory’s Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray box, SpectiCast announced today that The Shape can soon be seen stalking babysitters on the big screen, as John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Halloween, will play at select worldwide theaters this October.

Los Angeles, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – “SpectiCast, one of the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution companies in the world, has partnered with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s immortal 1978 classic, Halloween, back to theaters worldwide beginning October 1, 2014, with select screenings available through October 31st.

For the first time ever, the digitally restored and re-mastered print, created under the supervision of the world renowned cinematographer, Dean Cundey, will be seen on big screens around the world. In the film, villain, Michael Myers »

- Derek Anderson

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September 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Elvira, Halloween, StageFright

22 September 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This is a huge week for horror fans, as the highly anticipated Halloween box set arrives from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory to officially set the mood for autumn and begin the countdown to the spookiest day of the year. There are also several other fantastic Blu-ray and DVD collections joining the ranks of Michael Myers as well, including Elvira, Jigsaw and Pazuzu!

One of my personal favorites, The Innocents, is also getting the hi-def treatment from Criterion this week, as well as the late 80’s cult classic StageFright, which is being released by Blue Underground. There are also a few new films getting released, including Wer, Found and the sci-fi thriller The Signal. Fans of Sonno Profondo will also be able to pick up a copy of the film on VHS this week too.

Spotlight Titles:

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: The Coffin Collection (Entertainment One, DVD)

26 horrifying films on 13 DVD’s! »

- Heather Wixson

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Heather’s Favorite Things About Halloween: The Complete Collection (Deluxe Edition)

22 September 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The long wait for Halloween fans is almost over- Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s stunning box set, Halloween: The Complete Collection, finally arrives tomorrow and I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity recently to immerse myself in all things Michael Myers in order to take a look at what they put together for their definitive Deluxe Edition Blu-ray set.

While I believe that The Complete Collection is absolutely a worthy addition to any fan’s home entertainment library, I know that there are some concerns out there from Halloween fans that buying the pricey set means they are forced to re-buy several of the franchise’s titles once again (especially considering most of the Halloween films already celebrated their individual releases in high-def over the last two years). That sentiment is true to a certain degree but, as a fan, I couldn’t imagine not picking »

- Heather Wixson

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Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs to star in Broadway revival of 'The Heidi Chronicles'

11 September 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It’s going to be one mad spring for Elisabeth Moss.

The Mad Men actress will return to Broadway to star in the title role of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. The production is expected to begin in February 2015 with an official opening in early March, around the same time the final season of Mad Men concludes. Moss first appeared on Broadway opposite Jeremy Piven (though briefly) and Raul Esparza in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow in 2008. She will be joined by Orange is the New Black’s Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo. »

- Jake Perlman

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September 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pumpkinhead, Prom Night

8 September 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the second week of September, horror fans have a ton of Blu-ray and DVD titles they can choose from, including Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (the latest from Scream Factory), Synapse Films’ brand new Blu-ray of the original Prom Night, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s sasquatch tale Willow Creek.

Scorpion Releasing is also giving fans their first chance to own Oliver Stone’s directorial debut, Seizure, in stunning HD and Graduation Day is also making its Blu-ray bow this week as well. And as if all that’s not enough, we’re also getting a few re-releases as well including The Amityville Horror, a groovy 4 pack of horror movies from Image and a double DVD of House and House II: The Second Story.

Prom Night Special Edition (Synapse Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

Jamie Lee Curtis (the Halloween film series) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun film and TV series, Forbidden Planet) star »

- Heather Wixson

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Eugenio Derbez Developing ‘The Valet’ Remake Under New Pantelion Deal

5 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is developing a remake of the French film “The Valet” as the first project under his new first-look deal with Pantelion Films.

The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic moviegoing audience — a fast-growing demographic at the box office.

Derbez starred in and directed Pantelion’s hit “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. at $44 million. The film grossed another $55 million outside the U.S.

“Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone and, with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions,'” Derbez said.

Derbez also starred in 2007’s “Under the Same Moon,” which took in about half of its $23 million worldwide in the U.S.

The Valet,” written and directed by Francis Veber, »

- Dave McNary

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Beyond Fest Returns to Los Angeles! Film Lineup Announced!

5 September 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The second annual Beyond Fest is coming back to Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) and will be running from September 25 through October 4, 2014. Tickets are available through Fandango Now.

From the Press Release

Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, this year’s Beyond Fest programming reflects a globally diverse and eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings, and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.

Beyond Fest has also partnered with Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network as its presenting sponsor, a partnership that will make much of the festival’s programming free to creative makers and film fans alike.

“The response was so great last year that we knew we had to bring Beyond Fest back, so much so that we immediately started planning this installment,” said Christian Parkes, co-founder of Beyond Fest. »

- Steve Barton

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Eugenio Derbez Signs Exclusvie First-Look Deal With Pantelion Films

5 September 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Eugenio Derbez, the star of Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, the collaboration between next generation global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) and Mexican media corporation Grupo Televisa, the parties announced today. Derbez, through his newly-launched 3Pas ('tripas") Studios production company, a partnership with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell, will focus on Spanish and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the Us.

Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger said:

"We are thrilled to take our longstanding relationship with Eugenio to the next level.  He is a true auteur in every sense of the word, and he has an amazing ability to tap into the shared passions of Latino and American audiences. Teaming up with such an enormous talent cements »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Instructions Not Included’s Eugenio Derbez Inks New Deal With Pantelion Films

5 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Eugenio Derbez, writer, director and star of hit Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Lionsgate/Grupo Televisa’s Pantelion Films, staying in business with the label that released his record-setting Spanish-language pic last year. The pact was made via Derbez’s newly launched 3PasStudios, a partnership with former Pantelion president of production Benjamin Odell. 3Pas will focus on Spanish- and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the U.S.

Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. when it opened last year. Pantelion also is behind biopic Cantinflas which has pulled in $3.6M since it opened last weekend in 382 theaters.

Derbez’s  credits include Under The Same Moon, also among the highest-grossing Spanish language films released in the U.S. He and Odell first worked together on Sangre de Mi Sangre in 2006, starring Derbez, which »

- The Deadline Team

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