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The Greatest Horror Anthology Film Segments of All Time

13 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Popular in the 1960s and early 1970s with more rare appearances in the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s, the anthology-style horror film has made a solid resurgence in recent years with such portmanteau releases as The ABCs of Death films and the V/H/S series.

With Mexico Barbaro, Fear Paris and other projects in various stages of completion, the anthology horror film looks to continue to be an important part of the horror cinema landscape.

Some anthology films employ a framing or wraparound sequence in an attempt to connect the segments that make up the film while others dispense with this classic Amicus-style approach entirely and simply present a collection of short films connected by genre.

Either way, a horror anthology film is ultimately about the quality of its individual segments and this article will take you on a tour of the greatest horror anthology segments of all time. »

- Terek Puckett

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Rumored plot details for Alex Kurtzman's reboot of The Mummy leak online

24 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It has been a little while since we have heard anything about Alex Kurtzman's upcoming reboot of The Mummy for Universal. Part of a planned cinematic universe of monsters that began with Dracula Untold, The Mummy will be a distinct retelling of the classic Boris Karloff creature that shares no plot similarities to that film or the Brendan Fraser-starring trilogy. Superhero Movie News claims to have gotten their hands on the screenplay for The Mummy and shared a fairly detailed synopsis for »

- Alex Maidy

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: a horror institution

23 October 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The home of monster cinema, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights continue a grand scare legacy…

Read about what happened when Den of Geek went along to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Orlando Resort, here.

In October 1991, Universal’s latest horror release was little-loved sequel Child’s Play 3: Look Who’s Stalking. The studio that had dominated the classic monster era of the thirties and forties, immortalising the careers of Boris Karloff and Bela Legosi, was pushing a tired franchise through multiplexes stuffed with sequels to eighties slasher movies. But in its recently opened Orlando theme park, a seed was being planted that would grow into a worthy homage to Universal’s cinematic roots: the annual Halloween Horror Nights. 

A year earlier, Universal Studios Florida had opened after a bumpy few months of delays, rethinks, and set-backs. In its very early days, a more accurate version of »

- louisamellor

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Join Cinema Retro For "The Haunting" Screening, Loew's Jersey City, Saturday, October 25

17 October 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The restored movie palace, the Loew's Jersey City, will present their annual Halloween-themed film festival on October 24-25, kicking off with Murnau silent version of Nosferatu with live soundtrack accompaniment on the historic Wonder Organ, which will be played by Ben Model.

On Saturday afternoon, October 25, the original Universal Pictures classic, Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff, will be shown on the big screen. That evening, at 8:15, Cinema Retro Editor-in-Chief Lee Pfeiffer will introduce Robert Wise's 1963 classic The Haunting starring Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn and Lois Maxwell. (Cinema Retro co-publisher Dave Worrall will be over from the UK side of "the pond" so drop by and chat with us in the lobby before and/or after the show.) We expect some of the local readers who accompanied us on our 2010 Movie Magic Tour to attend. It was on that tour that we stayed the night in »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Fantastic Fest 2014: Interview with Larry Fessenden from ABC’s Of Death 2

13 October 2014 8:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After seeing ABC’s Of Death 2 at Fantastic Fest (you can read my review of the film Here), I was able to sit down with the director of one of my favorite shorts in the anthology – Larry Fessenden.  His short “N is for Nexus” is a break-neck countdown through the streets of New York as Halloween night approaches. A couple preparing their Frankenstein costumes for a party sets in motion a series of events that intersect and slowly affect one another, leading to a devastating conclusion. Fessenden is practically a legend in the indie horror genre. He has worked as an actor, cinematographer, writer and director since the later 70’s and has created a named for himself with such feature films like Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter, while also appearing in films like I Sell The Dead, Stake Land, and Jug Face. I was lucky enough to sit down »

- Michael Haffner

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Wamg Visits the Movie Monster Museum at The Darkness Haunted House in St. Louis

8 October 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Darkness is America’s Scariest Haunted House and has been featured on national media from USA Today to Wall Street Journal from History Channel to Discovery Channel. The Darkness was rated the best haunted house in St Louis by Riverfront Times and St Louis Post Dispatch.  In 2014 The Darkness presents its most Extreme version in its 21 year history with monsters that leap out grab you, eat you, and devour your soul! The Darkness is Open Every Night October 3rd thru November 1st. (Weekends 7pm to 12:30 and Weekdays 7:30 to 9:30pm) The Darkness is located at 1525 S 8th St, St Louis, Mo 63104

For admission info and other details , visit The Darkness site Here

http://www.scarefest.com/haunted_house_in_stlouis_missouri_thedarkness/home.cfm At the end of your terrifying journey through The Darkness (assuming you survive!), you’ll find yourself in an amazing Monster Movie Museum »

- Tom Stockman

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe! – ‘Classic Film Series’

6 October 2014 8:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Abbott: “You’re making enough noise to wake up the dead! “

Costello: “I don’t have to wake him up. He’s up!”

Abbott And Costeelo Meet Frankenstein Screens Saturday October 11th at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo) at 10:30am.

It’s interesting that Lou Costello initially was reluctant to do Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein, since it became probably the most popular and successful instalment in their career. It was so popular, in fact, that many of the Abbott & Costello movies to follow were along similar lines — they would go on to meet The Mummy, The Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You can sort of see where he was coming from … horror/comedy isn’t exactly a highly respected genre, although there have been several classics in it since (Young Frankesntein comes to mind).

The story starts when »

- Tom Stockman

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Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath Will Terrify You Midnights This Weekend at The Hi-Pointe

5 October 2014 9:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You have no reason to be afraid.”

Black Sabbath screens midnights this Friday and Saturday (October 10th and 11th) at The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117)

A big round of applause to the gang at Destroy the Brain for reaching back in the vaults of time and choosing a midnight movie that terrified me as a child as this weekend’s monthly Late Night Grindhouse.

Although tripped out in LSD lights, Italian director Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath is a gem of a film, probably the scariest anthology ever made. Host Boris Karloff and company had in Mario Bava a director who knew how to address the real anxieties beneath the horror story, fear of death and the unknown. Even the clumsy re-arrangement of the American International version (the version that will be screened at the Hi-Pointe this weekend) could not rid this film of its impact.

The first, »

- Tom Stockman

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Black Sabbath is October’s Late Nite Grindhouse!

3 October 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Celebrating the 100 years of Mario Bava

Synopsis

A beautiful woman is terrorized by call from an ex-lover who has escaped from prison for the pleasure of killing her…a family becomes a feeding ground when their father returns home wounded after ridding the countryside of a hideous vampire…a nurse is haunted by reproaches from the Beyond after stealing a ring from the finger of a dead medium! Join Boris Karloff as he hosts (and stars in) this trilogy of terror tales.

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Be sure to RSVP for the day you are going. Admission is only $7 and we have our infamous pre-show for you that starts around 11:30pm!

Late Nite Grindhouse Presents

Black Sabbath’ Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Saturday, October 11th, 2014 At The Hi-Pointe Theatre

Located at 1005 McCausland Avenue

Saint Louis, Mo Admission: »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Super-8 Movie Madness Honors Vincent Price October 7th – Here Are His Ten Best Films

1 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)

The non-Price movies we’re showing October 7th are The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire »

- Tom Stockman

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The Noteworthy: B&W "Raiders", Erice to Hellman, "Hollywood" by Don Bachardy

1 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

In his continually eccentric series of extracurricular activities, Steven Soderbergh has posted a black and white version of Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here's what he has to say about why:

"So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect. Wait, What? How Could You Do This? Well, I »

- Notebook

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‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Why Hollywood Keeps Trying To Spark Life Into Frankenfilms

27 September 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being »

- Jen Yamato

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Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Comes Alive in Pumpkinstein Pumpkins

25 September 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“It’s alive!” Dr. Frankenstein’s exclamation after bringing his creation to life is an iconic moment in horror history, but imagine if the same scene took place in a sun-splashed field rather than a shadowy lab. A farmer is giving new life to Dr. Frankenstein’s monster with a batch of pumpkins grown to look like the face Boris Karloff made famous in his film depictions of the monster from Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel.

Coompletely organic, the Pumpkinstein Pumpkins come from Cinagro Farms in Santa Clara Valley in Ventura County, California. Over the past four years, farmer Tony Dighera has perfected a special mold that he places on the pumpkins as they grow. The pumpkins form into the face of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster as they mature, as the mold allows enough sunlight and air to keep the pumpkins healthy.

Those looking for a unique addition to their »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: Roger Corman Talks Edgar Allen Poe on Trailers From Hell

22 September 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As the tortured 19th century nobleman terrified that his catalepsy will lead to being buried alive, the morose Milland combines with the grim storyline to position this as Corman’s most morbid Poe film, unleavened by any glimmer of humor (which Price might have suggested with a slightly raised eyebrow). With its stately photography by Floyd Crosby and a wickedly seductive turn from ravishing Hazel Court,  "Premature Burial" is nevertheless bleakly compelling… though you may want to revisit Price, Lorre and Karloff in "The Raven" as a quick pick-me-up after it’s over.  »

- Trailers From Hell

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein Screens October 2nd at Schlafly Bottleworks

22 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Abbott: “You’re making enough noise to wake up the dead! “

Costello: “I don’t have to wake him up. He’s up!”

Abbott And Costeelo Meet Frankenstein Screens October 2nd at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood

It’s interesting that Lou Costello initially was reluctant to do Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein, since it became probably the most popular and successful instalment in their career. It was so popular, in fact, that many of the Abbott & Costello movies to follow were along similar lines — they would go on to meet The Mummy, The Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You can sort of see where he was coming from … horror/comedy isn’t exactly a highly respected genre, although there have been several classics in it since (Young Frankesntein comes to mind).

The story starts when a couple of crates arrive in the Us, to an »

- Tom Stockman

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Nycc-Exclusive Nes Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees ReAction Figures Revealed

20 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to terrorizing teenagers on the silver screen, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees stalked and slashed 8-bit characters in the worlds of two 1989 Nes games appropriately titled A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Nostalgic gamers can rejoice now that Funko and Super7 have captured the garish garb of the Nes versions of Freddy and Jason with new Nycc-exclusive ReAction figures.

The Nes Freddy and Jason figures will be available exclusively at Toy Tokyo’s booth at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th at New York City’s Javits Center, and we have a look at the figures below (thanks to Toy Tokyo for the image!).

As a reminder, Funko and Super7’s ReAction Horror Series figures and Universal Monsters figures are now available. Similar to previous releases, the figures are 3 3/4 inches and come in retro Kenner-like packaging. These figures are priced at $9.99 apiece. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Importance of Blondes in Classic Horror

19 September 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”  — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted.  It is rather easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able to convey cinematically that a person is of virtue, unfortunately must be expressed through the way an actor or actress looks and acts.  In the world of the early horror films, filmmakers did not have the luxury of time to develop the personalities and back-stories of secondary characters.  Filmmakers were to generate a tale of a monster to scare the masses, and quite honestly, couldn’t be bothered finding time to explain why the damsel in distress was worth anything other than eye candy and something for a monster to desire. The color »

- BJ Colangelo

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A Nite to Dismember NYC Halloween Movie Marathon Includes Evil Dead 2 & The Bride of Frankenstein

5 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After handing out candy, scaring trick or treaters, or camping out on your couch with a big bowl of candy corn, New York City area horror hounds can continue their Halloween celebrations by heading to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema for the second annual A Nite to Dismember scary movie marathon that begins at the witching hour and will feature sequels of the direct and indirect variety.

The event runs from midnight to noon on November 1st and will include costume contents, drink specials, trivia, a free breakfast, and more, all in addition to the screenings of the following five horror films:

Evil Dead II The Bride of Frankenstein Friday the 13th Part 2 Dracula: Prince of Darkness The Return of the Living Dead

Tickets can be purchased for $50.00 apiece at:

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/a-nite-to-dismember-2014/

“Rating: R

Run Time: 432 minutes

Director: Sam Raimi, James Whale, Steve Miner, Terrence Fisher, »

- Derek Anderson

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September 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Dracula (1979), Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, Universal Classic Monsters Collection

1 September 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

September gets off to a fantastic start if you’re a genre fan, as Universal Home Entertainment is unloading a Ton of Universal Monsters-related titles on Blu-ray and DVD, including Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection and Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker.

Also being released by Universal this week are a handful of horror and sci-fi themed 4-Movie Packs, an 8 Film Collection of Hammer horror titles and several other modern horror classics in high definition, including The People Under the Stairs and Firestarter. The third Cabin Fever film, Patient Zero, is also finally arriving on DVD & Blu-ray as well.

Spotlight Titles:

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (Rlj Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, »

- Heather Wixson

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See the Original Illustration of Frankenstein's Monster

29 August 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Frankenstein’s monster is so familiar to us that we don’t even call him by his actual name. He preferred Adam, but we just call him Frankenstein, even though that was the name of the Doctor who created him. But it’s the monster, not the doctor who has taken hold in the popular imagination, and we’ve seen versions of him ranging from Boris Karloff to Herman Munster to this arthritis commercial (my all-time favorite prescription drug ad). This, however, is the original iteration, the frontispiece illustration from the first edition of Mary Shelley’s horror classic. Rather than the green stitched up skin quilt with neck bolts that we know and and love, he looks like a pretty normal guy, albeit oddly feminine.

The illustration is on display at The British Museum as part of an exhibit called "Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination." There are also »

- Mily Dunbar

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