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The Ten Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Streaming

18 minutes ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Look at those monsters! Look familiar? It’s the We Are Movie Geeks gang getting ready for Halloween courtesy of Geek/Artist Jim Batts!

Speaking of our favorite holiday, it’s that time of year to dust off the horror DVDs and watch your favorite horror films. But what if you don’t have a big DVD collection? Well, there’s always Netflix – watch them now! I went through the Netflix streaming list of horror flicks and here’s what I came up with for the ten best horror movies that you can watch tonight…without leaving the house!

10. “The Legend of Hell House” (1973): An effectively spooky thriller from 1973 about a team of paranormal experts confronting ghosts in a haunted mansion is a prime example of how what you don’t see is often much more unnerving than what you do.

9. “Nosferatu” (1922): If you think a movie over 90-years-old can’t be scary, »

- Tom Stockman

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Adff to honour Bouchareb, Pressman

21 October 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Days of Glory director and American Psycho producer to receive career achievement awards.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Adff) (Oct 23-Nov 1) is to honour French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb and Us producer Edward Pressman with Career Achievement Awards for their outstanding contribution to world cinema.

Both awards will be presented at the festival’s opening event on Oct 23 at Emirates Palace.

Bouchareb is best known for directing Dust of Life (1995), Days of Glory (2006) and Outside the Law (2010), all of which were nominated for Best Foreign Language Film awards at the Oscars.

His latest feature, Two Men In Town starring Forest Whitaker as an ex-convict and a Muslim convert, will screen as part of the Adff Showcase.

The film played in competition at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. Adff will also host a public conversation with Bouchareb on Oct 24, where he will discuss his life and career as a director and producer.

Us producer »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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13 Days of Horror: Original "Carrie" Star Reveals Set Secrets!

19 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Halloween is here and to celebrate, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite horror films of all time. And to kick off our 13 Days of Horror, we've got some fun and freaky facts from the set of Brian De Palma's 1967 classic "Carrie."toofab's Brian Particelli recently reached out to one of the original film's mean girls, scream queen P.J. Soles -- where she talked about her nasty on-set injury, her interesting casting call and reveals if she was asked to cameo in the 2013 remake.The actress, now 64, couldn't have been friendlier!Check out fun facts we learned from P.J. about "Carrie" -- and click the gallery above to see what the entire cast looks like now.1.) The casting call was Ridiculous Directors Brian De Palma and George Lucas held a joint casting call for their movies at the time -- De Palma for "Carrie" and »

- tooFab Staff

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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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Televised Carrie Redo & Sequel Coming to Blu-ray

17 October 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | 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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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Fury | Review

17 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

This Time, It’s War: Ayer’s Latest Depiction of Men Under Fire

At last leaving behind the pulpy, sometimes overly chewy cop action/dramas he’s been churning out, David Ayer returns with his most sobering film yet, Fury, reconstituting a title previously used famously by both Fritz Lang and Brian De Palma (both for very different purposes). His most homosocial film yet, Ayer delivers a sometimes grueling slog through the horrors of war, hardly shirking away from the excessive violence of the situation, even if the sexual depravities written off as necessary casualties transpire conveniently out of sight. Sometimes pretentious and sometimes straining a bit too hard for an extra degree of pathos, it’s nonetheless an arresting film that’s often unsettling and unpredictable.

Fury” is the nickname of the M4 Sherman tank commanded by Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt), emblazoned in white paint on the barrel. »

- Nicholas Bell

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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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Brian de Palma’s Passion: Costume as Contemporary Hitchcock

16 October 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Director Brian De Palma has made movies heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock before, but Passion (2012) is the first one whose characters look like they stepped out of one of Hitchcock’s classic films.

Karen Muller-Serreau’s bold and colourful costumes communicate the characters’ hidden desires and make watching Passion a sensory experience. This melodrama centres on two ad executives, Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) and her boss Christine (Rachel McAdams), who have a deadline to come up with an ad campaign for a new smartphone. In her sleep, Isabelle thinks of a great idea.

Dirk (Paul Anderson) in typical pinstriped suit with Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) in even more typical black.

The two other principal characters are Isabelle’s assistant Dani (Karoline Herfurth) and Christine’s boyfriend Dirk (Paul Anderson) who get tangled in the twists and turns of Christine and Isabelle’s relationship. Dani is an angel-faced redhead who is in unrequited love with her boss Isabelle, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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‘Pulp Fiction’ at 20: Why It’s the Coolest Film of the ’90s

14 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, “Pulp Fiction” changed the movie landscape when it opened on Oct. 14, 1994. Quentin Tarantino’s ode to crime and pop-culture was a bold new cinematic vision in a decade that badly needed one. Before “Pulp Fiction,” prestige films like “Dances with Wolves” and “A Few Good Men” seemed content to play it safe, while blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” and “The Fugitive” focused squarely on the mainstream. Overnight, the term ‘Tarantinoesque’ became shorthand for audaciously stylized ultra-violence and genre-bending thrills. On its 20th anniversary, here’s why “Pulp Fiction” remains the coolest movie of the ’90s.

The Soundtrack: From the rumbling reverb of Dick Dale’s surf-rock rendition of “Misirlou” to the soulful crooning of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and the strip club sexiness of Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie,” the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack effortlessly mixes musical styles the way the film blends genres. »

- Matthew Chernov

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Review: The Harvest

12 October 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On screen, the parents of seriously ill children are often (probably quite accurately) portrayed as unsung heroes, battling the system, denying themselves, and doing everything they can to protect their kids. In The Harvest, the long overdue return to cinema from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton, it’d be easy to initially mistake Samantha Morton’s character, Katherine, for one of these parents. But it soon becomes clear just how completely off the mark this impression is.

The film focuses on Katherine’s relationship with her pre-teen son, Andy (Charlie Tahan). Andy is sick. He’s so sick, he can’t walk. He needs a cocktail of specialised drugs, which Katherine, a doctor, breaks the law to obtain for him. At first, her overprotectiveness seems understandable, if a little intense. But things get worse. Andy mustn’t have friends: friends might infect him. He mustn’t ever go outside. »

- Becki Hawkes

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American Horror Story, Ep. 4.01: “Monsters Among Us” fascinating, repulsive, and oddly touching

9 October 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

American Horror Story, Season 4, Episode 1: “Monsters Among Us”

Directed by Ryan Murphy

Written by Ryan Murphy

Airs Wednesdays at 10:00 Pm on FX

The fourth season of American Horror Story starts off with a stunning cold open amidst a quaint farmhouse. After stumbling upon a gruesome crime scene, a milkman makes an even more shocking discovery in a rural home. It’s difficult to remember an episode of Ahs in which the camera work is so effective as it is here. “Monsters Among Us,” directed by show creator Ryan Murphy, prefers to keep things hidden off-screen. Rather than show the audience what it is, we instead get a series of gasps, some startling sound effects and a series of shots that are framed to enhance the suspense. “Monsters Among Us” keeps viewers guessing until after the spectacular opening credits (complete with the stop-motion animation and altered music), before it »

- Ricky

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The 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

9 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.

Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 31 of the best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in all their bloody glory. (Streaming options are subject to change. Check Netflix for latest availability.)

1."Carrie" (1976) R

Forget the recent two remakes (although the latest, with Chloë Grace Moretz, is also available to stream): Brian De Palma's version of Stephen King's novel about a telekinetic high school outcast who wreaks havoc at the prom is the only one you need to see.

2. "World War Z" (2013) PG-13

Remember when everyone predicted what a disaster this Brad Pitt project would be? »

- Sharon Knolle

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' premiere: Ryan Murphy talks sex, scary clowns, and season 5 clues

8 October 2014 11:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Watched The Season Premiere Of American Horror Story: Freak Show!!!] Well, that was unlike any trip to the circus we've ever taken. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story: Freak Show made its highly anticipated debut with a huge episode that included an old-fashioned sex tape, a bearded lady, and a David Bowie musical number. For its biggest season yet, co-creator Murphy talked to EW for an epic postmortem interview that covers all the big twists (and, of course, Twisty) and clues to season five! Entertainment Weekly: Let’s start with the opening credits. They’re animated this year. What made you want to switch it up? Ryan Murphy »

- Tim Stack

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Mike & Jordan: Talking David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' and Career

7 October 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On the evening of October 6, 2014, new Rope of Silicon writers Mike Shutt (that's me!) and Jordan Benesh (that's the other guy...) had a discussion, as a lot of people are right now (even on this site), about Gone Girl, the latest from David Fincher. We talk about how substantive its thematic material is, how fun it is, and where it fits in Fincher's filmography. You can read the transcript of our conversation below. I thought we had some mildly intelligent things to say. It should go without saying, but I will say it anyway. This conversation contains spoilers. Don't say you have not been warned. Mike: So, Jordan, how should we start this thingc I guess some of your general thoughts on it would be a good jumping off point. Jordan: Best. Movie. Ever... All kidding aside, I think Gone Girl is another very strong film from David Fincher. »

- Mike Shutt

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What to Watch This Week: 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'Freak Show,' 'The Walking Dead'

6 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season"

If you're not a fan of this sweetly silly animated series on the Cartoon Network, it's time you got acquainted with Finn and his canine pal Jake and their weird adventures in the Land of Ooo. Seriously, this is one of the coolest cartoons out there! Just ask Princess Bubblegum or adorable Marceline the Vampire Queen.

"American Horror Story: Coven"

Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies is not your typical boarding school, but what would you expect from Ryan Murphy et al? Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, and Jamie Brewer play the newest arrivals at the Academy in New Orleans, led by the Academy's meek headmistress Cordelia Foxx. Jessica Lange appears as Fiona Goode, »

- Jenni Miller

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Penn State Football Scandal Docu ‘Happy Valley’ Acquired By Music Box Films

3 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Happy Valley, the A&E IndieFilms-funded documentary about the aftermath of the conviction of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for molesting young boys — some of which was perpetrated in the locker room where Sandusky brought the kids after hours under the guise of his charity.

The film was directed by Amir Bar-Lev, who helmed the superb The Tillman Story, about the military cover-up of the friendly-fire killing of football star-turned-Army Ranger. Happy Valley is produced by Passion PicturesJohn Battsek, Asylum Entertainment’s Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels, along with Ken Dornstein, and was executive produced by A&E IndieFilms’ Molly Thompson, Bob DeBitetto and David McKillop. The film premiered in Sundance and has played several festivals. It will be released in November in day-and-date fashion.

For those who’ve followed from afar the shocking firing of legendary »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »

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What happened to the stars of Big? Elizabeth Perkins, more then & now

1 October 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Big remains one of our favourite Tom Hanks childhood movies (perhaps losing out to Turner and Hooch, boy did that make us blub, we barely held it together) so we're slightly unnerved by reports that a TV series based on the film has been commissioned.

Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are now said to have received a script plus penalty commitment from broadcaster Fox for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today's world.

The 1988 Oscar-nominated movie, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, sees a boy's simple wish to be big come true as a 13-year-old is transformed into a 30-year-old overnight.

We take a nostalgic look at the cast of the huge hit - including Tom Hanks and John Heard - and what came next below:

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was robbed when he missed out on »

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Alex Winter interview: Grand Piano, Bill & Ted, Deep Web

29 September 2014 12:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Director, actor and former Bill & Ted star talks about his latest film, Grand Piano, his documentary Deep Web, and lots more...

Although perhaps best known for his roles in two Bill & Ted films and The Lost Boys, Alex Winter is equally at home behind the camera, having spent the last two decades working predominantly as a director – from the cult classic Freaked, through various music videos, adverts and movies, up to his recent documentary Downloaded (which tells the story of Shawn Fanning and Napster) and the upcoming, Kickstarted-funded Deep Web.

Recently, however, he’s taken a rare step back into acting, appearing alongside Elijah Wood and John Cusack as a villainous usher in Eugenio Mira’s stylish thriller Grand Piano. We caught up with Alex down the line from his new home base in La, to discuss his work on both sides of the actor-director divide.

So I guess the first question, »

- ryanlambie

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