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Scream Factory Announces Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray Double Feature

18 October 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

High school can be hell, and Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie is a prime example of teenagers crossing a line with their cruelty… only to find out too late that they messed with the wrong person. The folks at Scream Factory are heading back to school with their recent announcement that next spring they will release on Blu-ray the 2002 TV film Carrie and The Rage: Carrie 2, the sequel to Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation.

From Scream Factory: “Our month-long “Shocktober” celebration continues with two more films to reveal: Carrie – the 2002 TV-movie remake of Stephen King’s timeless tale of telekinetic revenge which stars Angela Bettis – and The Rage: Carrie II – the 1999 theatrical sequel to Brian DePalma’s original 1976 masterpiece and stars Amy Irving – will make their debut on the Blu-ray format next Spring as a double-feature.

There are no details on extras at this time (if any are planned »

- Derek Anderson

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Every 'Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror' short, ranked

18 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

That's right: In honor of The Simpsons' 25th (!) annual Halloween special, which airs this Sunday, EW didn't just rank the top 25 "Treehouse of Horror" segments. We took things a step further by ranking every single "Treehouse" segment ever seen on the show—and you'll find entries 72 through 26 in the list below. Even when longtime fans sniff that The SimpsonsGolden Age is long past, they can agree that late-period Simpsons Halloween shows still pack a punch. Why? Because "Treehouse" segments give the series' writers a break in two ways: First of all, they're short, which means that they »

- Hillary Busis

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Televised Carrie Redo & Sequel Coming to Blu-ray

17 October 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Angela Bettis-starring Carrie, the made-for-television adaptation of Stephen King's novel, is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory. The company revealed the 2002 film will be paired with The Rage: Carrie II (1999) next Spring. The latter is a direct sequel to Brian De Palma's film and finds Amy Irving returning.

Scream Factory told fans via Facebook...

The post Televised Carrie Redo & Sequel Coming to Blu-ray appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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'Scandal' appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers

17 October 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “ScandalSecret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »

- Norman Weiss

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season 3

17 October 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 20-11

20. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) directed by Wes Craven

Before he was the one-line-loving, crassly, campy class clown known as Freddy, Fred Krueger was the stuff of genuine nightmares. Scarred and grinning in his striped wool sweater, Fred prowls the dreamscape realm of the local high schoolers, the children upon whom he once preyed before their parents got smart and burned him alive. Years ago, Fred was a janitor at the elementary school; he lured children into the boiler room, where, it’s insinuated, he molested and maimed the kids. Now, years later, he returns to haunt the dreams of the children of Suburbia, America. Craven conjures the most surreal imagery of his wildly uneven career here, and Robert Englund instills Craven’s iconic creation with sharp, wry kind of terror, his playful delivery still ironic before the sequels declawed him. He wears his ratty old fedora like »

- Greg Cwik

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17 October 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Daniel Radcliffe unleashes his inner demon in this darkly amusing fantasy based on the bestselling fable by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King. Following the brutal murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple), suspicion falls on town misfit Ig Perrish (Radcliffe). After losing his faith in God, Ig not only develops supernatural powers that could help him find the killer, but a pair of satanic horns to match. »

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 2

17 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 30-21

30. The Sixth Sense (1999) directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Before he spiraled into a critical nose-dive from which he’s yet to recover, M. Night Shyamalan was heralded as the next great American filmmaker. (No, seriously.) Before his gimmickry become obvious–all the twist endings, the important details withheld, trickery in lieu of genuine cleverness–Shyamalan crafted a genuine masterpiece that remains as potent as ever, regardless of the spoiling of its sneaky surprises. Bruce Willis has never approached the grace and subtlety of his performance here; his empathetic, sorrowful turn as a child psychologist searching for redemption deserved an Oscar nod. Maybe he woulda gotten one had this movie not come out in the insanely good movie year of our lord 1999. Willis is matched every step of the way by Haley Joel Osment, giving one of the great childhood performances, and lending credence to lines that could have »

- Greg Cwik

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Fury,' 'Birdman,' 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' & More (Video)

16 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Brad Pitt and his battle-hardened platoon attempt a deadly mission in the WWII drama "Fury," Michael Keaton plays a washed up actor in the critically acclaimed off-beat comedy "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," the popular IFC show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" returns for a new season late Friday night, and "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" wraps up its sixth season Sunday on Bravo.

Also in theaters this weekend: "The Book of Life" is an animated film that follows the fantastical adventures of a young man who's torn between his family's expectations and his heart. Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, and Channing Tatum voice roles. In "The Best of Me," a pair of former high school sweethearts (Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden) reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. "Dear White People" is a comedy-drama that follows four black students at an Ivy League »

- Jonny Black

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Professional Clowns Are Not Happy About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

16 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Twisty the Clown has been terrorizing "American Horror Story: Freak Show" fans this season, but one group of professional clowns doesn't find the depiction to be a laughing matter.

Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International, says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the FX horror series is just the latest example of clowns getting a bad rap in entertainment.

"Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm," Kohlberger told THR. "They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare. ... We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or 'clown fear.'"

THR's story notes that coulrophobia isn't exactly new: The phenomenon dates back to as early as an 1849 short story by Edgar Allen Poe, and recurs throughout modern media with Batman antagonist The Joker and Pennywise the evil clown from Stephen King's "It. »

- Katie Roberts

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TV Review: Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’

16 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Big Driver,” an odious new Lifetime movie, hides behind Stephen King’s brand and the credentials of its cast — per the billboards, “Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello! Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis! Grammy nominee Joan Jett!” (Um, huh?) — to peddle tired exploitation nonsense, in the form of a simpleminded revenge yarn. While Bello is a gifted actress (and this really plays like a one-character study much of the time), as vehicles go, it’s more of a garbage truck than anything else, which probably won’t prevent the King come-on from rewarding the network with sizable ratings.

Like a lot of the author’s stories involving writers, from “Misery” to “Secret Window” (in which Bello, incidentally, co-starred), “Big Driver” hardly revels in the milk of human kindness. Rather, Bello’s Tess Thorne — the author of a popular string of old-ladies-solve-crimes mysteries — is horribly abused, then improbably decides she must not report the incident, »

- Brian Lowry

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Clowns Are Not Fans Of "Freak Show"

15 October 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the most talked about elements of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is the character of Twisty the Clown, a serial killer who imprisons children in a school bus and uses scissors to terrorise young couples.

Now 'Clowns of America International', the largest clown club in the United States, have expressed their unhappiness with the portrayal of their profession on the show. The group's president Glenn Kohlberger tells THR:

"Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm. They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare. We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or 'clown fear'."

Fear of clowns is a growing trend amongst younger generations in the wake media portrayals of sinister clownish fictional characters ranging from Batman's The Joker to Stephen King's Pennywise from the "It" book and mini-series. »

- Garth Franklin

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Behind the Scenes Look at Clive Barker’s Artwork for Imaginer 2

15 October 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Century Guild is taking Clive Barker fans back into the marvelous depths of the artist’s imagination with Imaginer 2, their follow-up to August’s Imaginer that collects 75 additional artworks from Clive’s nightmares and dreamscapes. Currently compiling Imaginer 2, Century Guild gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork archiving process.

Launched by Thomas Negovan, the Kickstarter campaign for Imaginer 2 has raised over $28,000, more than doubling its goal of $13,000, so Century Guild’s beautifully bound book  with a similar format to Imaginer will come to fruition, bringing over 75 new high resolution image captures of Clive Barker’s artworks to the printed page.

Like its predecessor, Imaginer 2 includes over 75 artworks and 208 pages in a large format of 10″ by 13.” The captured images are completely new and feature the highest resolution ever printed of the master of horror’s artwork.

The Kickstarter campaign doesn’t end until November 2nd and there are stretch goals »

- Derek Anderson

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20 Years Of 'The Shawshank Redemption': Watch Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Review Plus Rare Deleted Scenes

15 October 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Get busy livin' or get busy dying," goes one of the many memorable lines in one of American cinema's contemporary classics "The Shawshank Redemption." And that's not an overstatement. From a movie that barely registered when it was released (it was a very busy month in October 1994 with "Pulp Fiction" leading the pack), Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's short story has since become a staple on cable, and simply one of the most beloved movies of the last couple of decades (it currently sits atop the IMDb Top 250). But did the critics like it at the time? Well, two of the most important ones did. We've dug up with the "Siskel & Ebert" review of "The Shawshank Redemption," and it's glowing, effusive stuff. Both have nothing but positive things to say, with Siskel calling it one of the best pictures of the year. If you want an extra treat, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mark Holden was 'possessed' by clown in Dancing With the Stars disaster

14 October 2014 8:39 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Former pop star admits routine on Channel Seven programme went terribly wrong and says he had no idea what he said

Mark Holden has apologised for his disturbing performance in a clown costume on Dancing With the Stars and reassured audiences it was sober Holden who donned the Stephen King-esque costume, insulted the judges, made jokes about swingers and released smoke from his backside.

Holden, a 60-year-old barrister, 70s pop star and former judge of Australian Idol, and his partner, Jessica Prince, were given a score of four on the Channel Seven celebrity dancing program.

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- Helen Davidson

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Hell Comes To Hollywood II Signing Hits Burbank’s Dark Delicacies This Saturday!; Looks to Top Huge Success Of First Book’s Signing!

14 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This coming Saturday (October 18th), Burbank’s premiere horror-themed book/movies/etc store Dark Delicacies is set to break more records, when they host a signing for Hell Comes To Hollywood II: 22 More Tales of Tinseltown Horror, the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-nominated book, Hell Comes To Hollywood, an anthology book, filled with some of the best genre writers around. Dark Delicacies’ signing for the first book was a huge success, being called “the Literary Horror Event of the Year”. Looking to top the first signing and the first book’s success, Hell Comes To Hollywood II boasts a list of writers, all of which work in the film industry as actors, writers, directors, etc, giving the book a cool spin to it. Stories ranging from monsters (human and otherwise), zombies, demons and more, the book sounds like a hell of a read and the event sounds just as fun. »

- Jerry Smith

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Is Every Season of American Horror Story Connected Find Out Here

14 October 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

American Horror Story has a history of inserting clues or Easter eggs into its episodes linking one season to another. With Freak Show however they have presented the first character crossover as Pepper returns to the cast of characters. Previously Pepper was a supporting character in the Asylum season. This has undoubtedly brought up questions of the two seasons sharing the same fictional universe. Stephen King created the same fictional universe for many of his novels. There are characters that are spoken of in more than one novel while relatives of characters and locations are used in separate standalone novels as well. »

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‘Wytches’ #1 Absolutely Stunning, A Most Inventive Departure from Standard Horror Fare

13 October 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Wytches #1

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Jock

Publisher: Image Comics

Of the many comics set to make their debut this year, few are as hotly anticipated as Wytches. As Hollywood continues to hoard the comic book industry for inspiration, Image Comics’ newest horror series from writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and artist Jock (Batman: The Black Mirror) has been optioned by New Regency, with Plan B set to produce a feature film adaptation – and that’s only after one issue has hit the shelves. Yes it is that good! Snyder and Jock breathe new life into the horror mythos – from the first two pages which consists solely of the definition of the word “witch” written in a gothic font, to fiery finish, Wytches is a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric new series that will leave you both bewildered and eager for more. Snyder and Jock manage to create a visceral experience with a »

- Ricky da Conceição

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See the First Sneak Peek of Lifetime’s Big Driver

13 October 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

As a whole, Stephen King adaptations haven’t fared so well thus far, but Lifetime is forging ahead with its own version of King’s short story “Big Driver” from Full Dark, No Stars (published in November 2010), which arrives on Saturday… Continue Reading →

The post See the First Sneak Peek of Lifetime’s Big Driver appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: The Houses October Built (Director and Writer Interviews), The Pact 2, Telling Tasha: More Creature Than Man, & The Abcs Of Death 2′s Robert Morgan

13 October 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The Houses October Built

Release Date: In Theaters, on VOD and iTunes Now! Written By: Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Jason Zada Directed By: Bobby Roe Starring: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe

Well, here we go again, creeps. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a group of ultra-obnoxious boobs (buffoons, not annoying breasts) run afoul of a (possibly) supernatural menace and decide to film every little nuance of their strange journey beyond the ken of the mortal realm. Yup, ever since Blair Witch dedazzled audiences with its half-arsed blend of F-bombs, piss-poor improv and non-existent depictions of gruesome ghoulies, anyone with a buck o’ five and a camera thinks they are a cinematic wunderkind. And that brings us to The Houses October Built.

Houses begins like so many of these things do: a group of friends with diarrhea of the mouth meander around for a bit, all while »

- DanielXIII

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The Frank Darabont Collection Blu-ray Set to Debut The Majestic

13 October 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has announced their first Blu-ray title for 2015, a three-movie box set dubbed The Frank Darabont Collection. This set features the 15th Anniversary Edition of The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and for the first-time ever on Blu-ray, The Majestic starring Jim Carrey. It will be available to own beginning February 24, 2015.

The Green Mile Blu-ray will get a new extended version of Walking the Mile, a documentary that features Tom Hanks, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, and Mr. Jingles, the mouse. It also includes all the previously released bonus features that includes a Darabont commentary, screen tests, trailers and more.

The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray is identical to what's already available.

For The Majestic, Warner Bros. is including a trio of bonus features: Movie Within the Movie: Sand Pirates of the Sierra, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.

The Srp for The Frank Darabont Collection on Blu-ray is $29.99 and »

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