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5 Horror Remakes That Are Better Than the Original

1 hour ago | 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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Beyond Fest 2014 Bringing Out The Big Guns With Appearances By Carpenter, Refn, Palahniuk; Insane Roster of Films!!

4 September 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This one falls into the “Holy shit” category. The roster of films and guests for 2014′s Beyond Fest (returning again to the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian theater)  was just announced and well, fright fanatics, it’s looking quite epic indeed. Premieres of films such as the Town That Dreaded Sundown remake, V/H/S:viral, Horns, and even a live score to accompany the new 4K transfer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There is so much going on during the festival’s running time (September 25th-October 4) that you have to read the lineup for yourself. Jeebus. Everything from a Halloween screening with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis in attendance, the premiere of the Richard Stanley Dr. Moreu doc, a Fight Club screening With Palahniuk doing a Q&A afterwards, the list just goes on and on. There’s no way I’ll be missing this one, and if you’re smart (and in the L. »

- Jerry Smith

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Beyond Fest Lineup Announced, Features Screening of Halloween 4K Re-Master and Q&A with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis

4 September 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beyond Fest returns with a vengeance in Los Angeles later this month, giving genre fans a lineup to look forward to. An eclectic mix of films both old and new are on the menu, with a screening of the Halloween 4k re-master highlighting the events. Halloween fans will also be treated to the first-ever combined appearance by John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis to discuss their horror classic.

Los Angeles – September 4, 2014 - “Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque announced today that they are partnering for the return of the sophomore festival, Beyond Fest, featuring the best in world genre programming, September 25th – October 4th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Tickets will be available through Fandango today.

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, »

- Derek Anderson

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L.A.'s Beyond Fest announces mayhem-filled lineup

4 September 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Daniel Radcliffe-starring Horns, the horror anthology sequels V/H/S Viral and ABCs of Death 2, and the documentary Lost Soul — which concerns the infamous production of box-office bomb The Island of Dr. Moreau — will all play at this year’s Los Angeles genre festival Beyond Fest, which announced its lineup today. Other notable attractions include a screening of Halloween attended by both director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, another documentary called My Life Directed By Nicholas Winding Refn from the titular Drive filmmaker’s wife, and the terror tale Starry Eyes, in which an actress’ desperate »

- Clark Collis

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Beyond Fest 2014 Features ‘Starry Eyes,’ ‘Nightcrawler’ and 4K ‘Halloween’ With John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis

4 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For those who live in La, October is a great month. Several theaters really orient the month’s programming to horror, the supernatural, and the strange. One of the best recent events in town is Beyond Fest, which in 2014 runs from September 25 to October 4. (Leaving fans the rest of October to enjoy horror […]

The post Beyond Fest 2014 Features ‘Starry Eyes,’ ‘Nightcrawler’ and 4K ‘Halloween’ With John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Exclusive: Beyond Fest to Host 4K Presentation of Halloween With John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis Q&A

3 September 2014 6:46 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Beyond Fest makes it return to Los Angeles this month, running September 25th to October 4th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. And while we're waiting on the full programming reveal - which is coming soon (and I'll tell you now, it's amazing) - I'm going to share a morsel with you right now.

Pencil this date in on your calendar: Wednesday October 1st.

The post Exclusive: Beyond Fest to Host 4K Presentation of Halloween With John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis Q&A appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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What Did You Watch This Weekend?

1 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The Weekend Watch is an open thread where you can share what you’ve recently watched, offer suggestions on movies and TV shows we should check out (or warnings about stuff to avoid) and discover queue-filling goodies from other Fsr readers. The comments section awaits. I’ll get the ball rolling with the movies/TV my eyeballs took in this weekend. Prom Night is a Canadian slasher film from 1980 that tried to capitalize on the “theme” craze of films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and Mad Magazine’s sadly never produced Arbor Day, but not even the presence of Jamie Lee Curtis can make it all that worthwhile. The pacing is mostly to blame as it takes far too long for the killings to start — something that would be forgivable if the earlier time was spent giving depth to the characters — and once they do even the deaths are stretched out to ridiculous lengths. Curtis »

- Rob Hunter

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Michael Myers Returns for Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House

28 August 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everyone is entitled to one good scare...and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter's classic horror film Halloween.

Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il. It is Halloween night and no one is safe as the psychotic killer embarks on a murderous rampage. With his iconic mask to hide his identity, Michael sets out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. Every scene tells the tale of a different kill and if you're not careful, you could be next.

Halloween is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and has grossed a collected $366 million worldwide. Since the original Halloween film, nine additional Halloween sequels have been created. This year, the franchise »

- MovieWeb

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‘Halloween Complete Collection’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Horror Fan’s Wet Dream

11 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The image above is taken from the upcoming Halloween Complete Collection — specifically from the newly restored “Producer’s Cut” of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers — and it’s just one of the reason’s why horror fans should be ridiculously excited for this release. Until now the only way to see this version of the film which includes 43 minutes of alternate footage and a different ending was via bootleg DVDs and VHS tapes. The difference in picture clarity is astounding and can be glimpsed further down the page. The entire Halloween film series is captured in this box-set including all eight original films, TV edits of the first two films, the alternate cut of the sixth film and both of Rob Zombie’s reboots. Some of the films have seen HD transfers already from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory, but now the two labels are joining forces to give that same treatment to each entry in »

- Rob Hunter

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*Updated* Bonus Features & Specs for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set

11 August 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set was recently announced to come out on September 23rd. The 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. An updated list of special features have been revealed that should please fans of genre favorite Tom Atkins and Sean Clark’s Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.

“Now that the Michael Myers have returned from Comic Con, work resumes on Anchor Bay Entertainment’s and Scream Factory’s Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, we are still adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release. Also, as a small taste of what to expect, please see the comparison photos below from an previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers »

- Derek Anderson

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A Clear Look at Halloween 6 The Producer's Cut from the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set; New Features Added!

11 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

For many years the producer's cut of Halloween 6 has been the holy grail of the Halloween franchise. That's about to change.

Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set is finally giving the movie back to fans.

While the finishing touches are being made as of this writing, the powers-that-be are still(!) adding new bonus features and supplemental materials to the release.

Also, as a small taste of what to expect, see the comparison photos below from a previously unauthorized VHS release of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and a screengrab from the all-new high-definition master from the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producers’ Cut Blu-ray, available for the first time on September 23rd!

Below you'll also find updated special feature and tech specs. The new additions are noted.

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the »

- Steve Barton

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