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Right about now, you are probably wondering what this is all about. Yes, you read the title right. Sometimes, all it takes is a few minutes into a horrendous film to get any friends in your home to want to get as far away from your home as possible. This is the part where the extroverts who are reading this gasp in horror and yell “What?! Why would we want people to go away?”, and the introverts who are reading this whisper quietly to themselves “Well, yeah this makes perfect sense.” Don’t get me wrong, I love having people over for movie nights, Netflix marathons, and Nes tournaments…but when family members decide to drop by unexpected, I’m pissed because a friend just ate my last bag of Hello Kitty fruit snacks and I want them out immediately, or if I don’t feel like sharing some of »
Feature Simon Brew 18 Apr 2014 - 06:43
This week, a major plot twist happened in the Game Of Thrones TV show. It was a moment spoiled for many in advance. But why?
This article contains no spoilers, but does hint at major plot points in Game Of Thrones season 3.
There is also a spoiler for Doctor Who: The Night Of The Doctor.
We may as well start with those words just up there. See how clear that bit in bold at the top is? Those two lines took me a few seconds to type out, and it gives you a clear indication of whether what I'm going to talk about will spoil something for you or not. Note that the headline doesn't include spoilers, either.
It's simple. It does the job. It's a system used around the planet by many far better websites than this one.
Unfortunately, it's not a system used by all. »
Since both science fiction and horror are having a heyday on TV (The Walking Dead, Hannibal, American Horror Story), FX has resurrected a previously-dead pitch for a show, and is adapting The Strain into a 13-episode series. Based on The Strain trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (published 2009-2011), the show will be a drama/horror series that blends science, vampire mythology, and apocalyptic/disaster events. It will join Stephen King’s Under the Dome in the ranks of recent TV series based on well-known science fiction novels.
According to FX, it focuses on “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, »
- Claire Hellar
Another new cast member has been announced for Season 2 of "Under the Dome," and while details are scarce, we thought fans of the show would be interested in keeping up with the latest so read on to see who it is!
Per Lilja's Library, home of all things related to Stephen King, Dwayne Boyd (The Hunger Games, "Resurrection," "Sleepy Hollow") has been tapped for the role of Greg, who will first appear in Episode 2.05.
The popular CBS summer series returns on Monday, June 30th.
"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie). But no telling how long any of them will stick around as it's »
- Debi Moore
Sony Pictures announced that they officially inked the deal with Chloe Grace Moretz to play Cassie in the film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave. Relative newcomer J Blakeson will direct, but veteran Susannah Grant will write the adapted screenplay (Erin Brockovich; The Soloist). After the world has been destroyed by four waves of brutal alien invasions, a young girl named Cassie is desperately trying to save her little brother before the inevitable “5th wave” of attacks. On her journey she meets a boy who may be her only hope of survival.
So yes, the plot is not super original, »
- JoJo Marshall
Last year was the very first annual Stanley Film Festival, taking place at the real-life hotel that served as the inspiration for The Shining's fictional Overlook Hotel. This year the fun continues, and the event has just gotten a big time upgrade.
Read on for all the latest details about this must-attend event!
From the Press Release
The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean's Cup short films, and the full cast of Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix).
Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, and fully immersive experiences - set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King's Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
The Stanley »
- John Squires
It has been announced that Joe Dante will receive the Master of Horror award at this year’s Stanley Film Festival and we also have details on new events and screenings that have been added:
“April 14, 2014 (Denver, Co) -The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean’s Cup short films, and the full cast of Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix). Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels and fully immersive experiences – set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
- Jonathan James
News is trickling onto the web today that AC/DC is officially retiring. The rumor is because Malcolm Young sadly suffered a stroke and a blood clot was left in his brain. An official announcement of some kind is forthcoming - when it does happen, it's going to be the end of an era. AC/DC has always been one of my favorite bands growing up as a kid on the East Coast. And I have Stephen King to thank for my introduction to them. Strange as it may seem, I had never heard one of their songs until Maximum Overdrive in '86 (I was 10, so you can't really blame me being completely unaware of who AC/DC was) and for days after seeing that movie, I couldn't get "Who Made Who" out of my head.
The post Rip AC/DC? Let’s Remember Their Contribution to Horror… appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
The Stanley Film Festival - which Shock Till You Drop will have a presence at next week - announced its full lineup of panels, additional screenings, Dean's Cup short films and the full cast of Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix). Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels and fully immersive experiences - set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King's Overlook Hotel in The Shining.
The post Stanley Film Fest: Dante Award, Shorts, Panels Revealed & Trivia Sign-up! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
There are several subgenres in scary movies, but one of the most petrifying to endure is "body horror." While it's certainly unnerving to watch an innocent heroine try to hold her own against a murdering sociopath, it's much more unsettling to witness a person menaced by their own body. Body horror films are often difficult to sit through, since the viewer feels his or her own vulnerability at work; after all, what greater invasion of privacy is there than to have your nemesis lurking beneath your own skin? What greater discomfort exists than watching a familiar character morph into a horrific creature? In honor of this particularly repulsive horror category, I've listed ten of the most disturbing body horror movies ever made. Read on, and see which titles you can stomach... 10. Thinner In this Stephen King adaptation, Billy Halleck is a self-centered, overweight man with no remorse. When he accidentally runs over a gypsy woman, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
It was always likely to be the underdog against the colourful spectacles of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2, but Mike Flanagan’s maniacal mirror flick Oculus has entered the Us box office chart in a respectable third place.
Praised by no less a horrormeister than Stephen King and garnering generally strong reviews, the film is also the American feature debut of former Tardis traveller Karen Gillan, who plays one half of a pair of siblings whose lives were torn apart by the eponymous antique of the title.
With initial takings of $12 million, down on Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones but up on Dark Skies from the same stable, commentators aren’t sure whether audiences are going to make their latest offering the new Insidious. But with an intriguing psychological premise, a leading lady with a profile rising faster than yeast in an Aga and a feted director »
- Steve Palace
Funny how memories work. For the longest time, when someone asked, "What got you into horror?" I'll always speak of the time I first sifted through the pages of Stephen King's "Cycle of the Werewolf" when it was first published in '83 and becoming mesmerized by Berni Wrightson's graphic, atmospheric werewolf attack illustrations. But my first brush with the macabre, and something rather grisly - I should add, came much earlier...in a goddamn Disney movie. Netflix dropped a ton of titles on Instant earlier this month and one of the films I was eager to add to my queue and jump into was 1981's Dragonslayer by Matthew Robbins, who not only directed The Legend of Billy Jean, another favorite of mine, and *batteries not included, but has become a frequent Guillermo del Toro collaborator (Mimic, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Crimson Peak) as well.
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- Ryan Turek
The stunning and talented Nnedi Okorafor is an award-winning author of several novels and short stories, and she is also a college professor. The writer took some time out of her schedule to talk about her writing and horror.
Your work is often categorized as fantasy or science fiction. Yet there are definite elements of horror - chaotic landscapes, death, destruction, monsters. Can you talk about how your work crosses those boundaries?
There are some stories I tell that are horrific. When I’m writing these stories or these parts of stories, I’m fully aware of the fact that I’ve crossed into horror. It’s necessary. There’s a story in my short story collection Kabu Kabu called “The Black Stain.” When I was writing it, I knew the moment where it happened and I remember pausing and shivering and thinking, “This is just…evil.” Then I kept writing. »
- Nancy Greene
One of the biggest surprises last year was the crazy success of the CBS adaptation of Stephen King’s Under The Dome. It really took off and was granted a second season which will be debuting on June 30th.
A couple of new promos showed up today and although short, they are certainly worth a glance.
As the promo states, the first episode of season two is penned by King and rumor has it … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
Last week we showed you an absolutely awesome fan-made Hellraiser board game, which you guys seemed to love as much as we did. Unfortunately, it's not the kind of game that's readily available for purchasing, but it got us thinking about officially licensed board games from the past, based on other fan-favorite horror flicks.
So as a follow-up to that post, here are 10 horror movie-inspired board games that you actually can purchase and play!
Right around the time Dawn of the Dead shambled its way into theaters, a company called Simulations Publications, Inc. put out a board game based on the film, which allowed players to either become the zombies or the surviving humans. The game board was based on the shopping mall that the majority of Romero's second 'Dead' outing took place in, and the object of the game was to either kill the humans »
- John Squires
A couple of new teasers popped up on YouTube for Season 2 of CBS's popular summer series "Under the Dome," and if you don't mind a few French subtitles, feel free to check them out right here! "Under the Dome" returns on Monday, June 30th.
"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie).
It's already been announced that two "favorites" will be killed off in the show's Stephen King-penned Season 2 premiere. Care to place your bets on who that might be?
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- Debi Moore
FX's "Fargo" was conceived as something of a ten-episode "movie" more than a standard television series. In this sense it shares something of a kinship with HBO's recently completed first season of "True Detective". And, like "True Detective", which is already developing a second season, the intent with "Fargo" is to feature one true crime story each season and, as writer/creator Nick Hawley said, "After a season or two of the show, people who see the movie might say that was a great episode of Fargo. Each season is a separate true crime story from that region. The movie now fits into the series as another true crime story from the region." The movie Hawley is referring to, of course, is Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 Best Picture nominee of the same name. And don't go feeling as if that comment, saying the movie could be considered just another episode, »
- Brad Brevet
Listen up, King fans! This is very cool! Cemetery Dance Publications signed an exclusive deal to produce a six-volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King's early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! Read on for details!
From the Press Release
These are the books that launched King's career and made him a household name, and our special editions will be beautiful and oversized volumes like we've published for From a Buick 8, It, Doctor Sleep, and many other King books over the years.
The first title in this special six-volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this summer and is available for pre-order immediately.
Other volumes in this »
- Steve Barton
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Thanks to the likes of James Wan, paranormal horror is all the rage. From Paranormal Activity to Insidious and The Conjuring, audiences are irretrievably hooked to tales of nuclear families being bloodlessly menaced by only-fleetingly-visible entities of malicious intent. What’s remarkable about Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, which follows his no-budget wonder Absentia, is how it manages to wring genuine dread from a beyond-worn subgenre simply by paying close attention to the realities of its deeply troubled characters. Oculus functions equally well as a tragic psychodrama as it does a horror film.
Flanagan appears to have taken inspiration from Stephen King’s seminal It, in which a group of childhood friends reunite to vanquish an evil force that has long plagued their town. Where King’s novel (and the TV-movie adaptation) adopted a neatly bifurcated structure, Flanagan flits between past and present, »
- Simon Howell
★★★☆☆Carrie, Stephen King's first published novel, has been adapted several times for the big screen, Brian De Palma's 1976 version being the most well-known and successful. The latest incarnation hails from Boys Don't Cry (1999) director Kimberly Peirce, who delivers an efficient, yet prosaic supernatural thriller that does its best to rework the story to fit in with modern day audiences (nods to social media come thick and fast throughout). Raised by her deeply religious mother Margaret (Julianne Moore), Carrie (the Kick-Ass franchise's Chloë Grace Moretz) is a timid teenager, whose life is made worse by the fact that she's constantly teased and tormented by her fellow students.
- CineVue UK
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