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Next year will mark the 30th Anniversary of the original Hellraiser, director Clive Barker's scary classic that is still beloved by horror fans to this date. Nine sequels were spawned off of this original classic, but the franchise hasn't seen its best days, with the last installment, Hellraiser: Revelations, going straight to DVD in 2011, believed to be shot only so The Weinstein Company could keep the rights to the name. Next year, the series will scream back to life once again with Hellraiser: Judgment. Today we have a new photo from this thriller, featuring Pinhead (Paul T. Taylor) and the new villain known as The Auditor.
Bloody-Disgusting has this first look at The Auditor, although we don't know who is playing this character quite yet. The Auditor was described in a casting call as "the accountant from hell," who comes to Earth to study a persons sins, "before passing »
New Cenobites will rise in the next chapter in the horror saga Hellraiser: Judgment. Today, we have a look at two of these monstrous beings from Hell. Meet The Butcher and The Surgeon! They're definitely enough to give you nightmares. Jillyan Blundell is the one hiding under the Surgeon's mask, while Joel Decker carries the weight of The Butcher.
These latest images arrive courtesy of TwoHoursintheDark. Writer/director Gary Tunnicliffe is in post-production on Judgment. It is being called his personal take on the Hellraiser series, and as such, stands slightly outside of the franchise. Apparently, a complete reboot of the series is also on the way soon, with original creator Clive Barker involved.
This next sequel stars horror icon and Nightmare on Elm Sreet alum Heather Langenkamp, who is famous for playing Freddy Krueger's most infamous nemesis ever, Nancy. She appears in an ensemble cast that also includes Damon Carney, »
Longtime Hellraiser make-up artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe has stepped into the director’s chair for Hellraiser: Judgement, the tenth instalment of the long-running horror franchise, and with the film currently in post-production he’s shared a couple of images, giving us a look at two of the new Cenobites – The Butcher and The Surgeon; check them out here…
See Also: First image of the new Pinhead from Hellraiser: Judgment
“I promise you a horror film that will have moments unlike any other you have ever seen,” writes Tunnicliffe on his site. “Dimension films have been incredibly generous and shown an enormous amount of faith in letting me write and direct Hellraiser: Judgment, a film that is not just the simple recycling of the Hellraiser formula; a film that will boast some of the strangest, most bizarre, horrific and thought provoking sequences ever seen in the horror genre. I know you’ve been let down, »
- Gary Collinson
Last Girl Standing, 2015.
Directed by Benjamin R. Moody.
So what does happen to the final girl once the chase is over? She doesn’t live happily ever after apparently…
Have you ever wondered what really happens to the final girl in the gruesome world of slasher movies? Some make it into the sequel and get killed off within the first 10 minutes as a new bunch of debauched teens becomes the focus of whichever franchise killer is the current pop culture icon but, for the purposes of this film at least, let us assume that there are no sequels and that the final survivor must continue their life with the weight of what they have been through resting on their shoulders. That is where Last Girl Standing begins.
The film opens where most slashers end, »
- Amie Cranswick
Samuel Bayer's 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street was widely reviled by both critics and fans, with a 15% average on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.2/10 user rating on IMDb (by comparison, Wes Craven's original boasts a 7.5/10). Now, Robert Englund -- whose iconic performance as Freddy Krueger was reinterpreted by a cat-faced Jackie Earle Haley in the remake -- is diagnosing what went wrong with the updated version. In a nutshell: the film's nubile victims weren't carefree enough at the beginning of the film for audiences to invest in their eventual downfall. “You don’t ever see any of the people happy go-lucky, they’re never untainted,” said Englund during an appearance at the Film & Comic Con in Belfast, Ireland (via Bloody Disgusting). “You need to see before and after so you can invest emotionally with the children. They’re practically zombies from the get-go because they’re haunted »
- Chris Eggertsen
Three years ago, Warner Home Video released A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection on Blu-ray. This set contained all seven movies in the hit horror franchise, along with most of the bonus features that have been compiled from the various home video releases over the years. However, that collection missed a few bonus features that were originally put together for an obscure Laserdisc release, which includes a deleted scene that drops quite a big bombshell.
This deleted scene, which was posted on YouTube more than six years ago but has just started making the rounds today, features Marge Thompson (Ronee Blakley) explaining who Freddy Krueger really was, to her daughter Nancy (Heather Langenkamp). Most of this footage was included in the original theatrical cut, where Nancy explains how Fred was released on a technicality, which lead to several parents taking matters into their own hands by killing Krueger themselves. Marge »
In case you missed it, we’re movie stars now. Don’t worry, we’ll still have your backs. Unless Leo texts. In which case, we’ve already forgotten who you are. But until then we love you! So check us out in our Silver Scream Fest video! It’s got Freddy Krueger, John Landis, David Naughton, seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker, Heather Langenkamp, Bela Lugosi Jr., and artists and comics and popcorn and awards and filmmakers and parties and Us! The Film Squad did a fantastic job both making us look pretty and capturing the essence of the event!
- Harker Jones
The Silver Scream Fest was in high gear Saturday, March 5, with a screening of Heather Langenkamp’s documentary I Am Nancy, focusing on her life post A Nightmare On Elm Street; a conversation with Bela Lugosi Jr. about his father’s legacy and the Golden Age of Hollywood; screenings of four of Lugosi Sr.’s classic films; a tribute to the late great Wes Craven by his Elm Street stars Langenkamp and Robert Englund and producer Marianne Maddalena and a screening of New Nightmare; a reunion of An American Werewolf In London’s director John Landis, special effects guru Rick Baker, and star David Naughton; screenings of the fantastic fest films; and so much more. Check out the magic below! And check out Friday’s gallery here!
All photos courtesy the Film Squad.
- Harker Jones
Title: Intruder Director: Brian McQuery Writer: Brian McQuery Cast: Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Heather Langenkamp, Dean Cameron, Christopher Nelson Running time: 10 min Unrated Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Monday, February 22nd at 2pm at Laemmle’s Music Hall, Beverly Hills. Sally (Heather Langenkamp, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and her husband Daniel (Dean Cameron, Summer School) live a quiet life. Their daughter Christina ( Jasmine Jessica Anthony, 1408) is a known addict and have told her she is not welcome in their home as long as she continues on her rocky path. Sally gets a text from Christina, begging her to let her stay for a few days. Once Sally lets [ Read More ]
The post Intruder Short Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Kieran, here. It was announced earlier this week that Margot Robbie would be playing figure skater turned tabloid fodder Tonya Harding in a biopic titled I, Tonya. On a personal note, I distinctly remember my mother voicing her distaste about Harding being on the cover of nearly a dozen tabloid magazines in my pediatrician’s office when I was a kid. It was everywhere and given how ubiquitous the story became, it’s kind of surprising that it’s taken this long for it to get the cinematic treatment. Well…the earnest, theatrical cinematic treatment. There was a hastily assembled television movie which aired in April of 1994 (the Harding scandal was at the 1994 Winter Olympics). It features Heather Langenkamp (yes, Nancy from A Nightmare on Elm Street) as Nancy Kerrigan, just in case you were wondering.
A director has yet to be attached to the project or even named to be in consideration, »
- Kieran Scarlett
For as much criticism as the horror genre receives for being sexist and misogynistic, it has a long history of strong characters and iconic performances from women, whether it’s Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein, Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Janet Leigh in Psycho, or Sharni Vinson in You’re Next. In the late 1970s and ’80s, actresses who stood out within the genre were dubbed “Scream Queens.” But that title doesn’t do justice to Daria Nicolodi, frequent collaborator of Dario Argento and a titan of Italian horror. That’s because Daria Nicolodi is no Scream Queen. Daria Nicolodi is a goddamn goddess.
A too often unsung hero of genre cinema, Daria Nicolodi helped shape the face of Italian horror both in front of and behind the camera. The story goes that Florence-born Nicolodi was so taken with Argento’s first film, The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, »
- Patrick Bromley
Actor Paul T. Taylor (Sin City) is the new man under the make-up for the film, taking over from original Pinhead Doug Bradley, who played the character in the original 1987 film from Clive Barker and in it’s seven sequels.
See Also: Concept art and story details for Hellraiser: Judgment
“Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?”
- Scott J. Davis
He's back! But he's not exactly the same Cenobite we remember from the original 1987 horror classic Hellraiser. Doug Bradley opted out of returning for Hellraiser: Judgment, the tenth movie in this long running franchise. Taking over the role of Pinhead is Paul T. Taylor. And as you can see in the poster below, he looks pretty great.
It was announced last month that special effects maestro Gary J. Tunnicliffe would be making his directorial debut with Hellraiser: Judgment. With shooting taking place just earlier this year, the man is already in post-production. And has provided Bloody Disgusting with this exclusive first look at the movie.
Heather Langenkamp, who plays the iconic Nancy in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, dropped the news that this sequel was happening. She is joined in the ensemble cast by another horror veteran, John Gulager, as well as Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, »
After three days of celebs, slashers, and screenings, the Silver Scream Fest went out with a flourish today in Santa Rosa, Calif. The three-day film festival saw luminaries like Freddy Krueger’s own Robert Englund, director John Landis, seven-time makeup-effects Oscar winner Rick Baker, ambidextrous artist Rob Prior, and Elm Street heroine Heather Langenkamp, among others, come to meet fans and talk about their contributions to horror cinema.
There were screenings of some of the best independent scary cinema out there, in addition to screenings of contemporary classics like A Nightmare On Elm Street, New Nightmare, An American Werewolf In London (on its 35th anniversary), and Santa Sangre alongside classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood like Dracula (On its 85th anniversary! Seems like just yesterday….), Island Of Lost Souls, and White Zombie.
- Harker Jones
A Nightmare On Elm Street heroine Heather Langenkamp took to the stage today to give us insight into the Elm Street legacy, her documentary I Am Nancy, and what contemporary character she thinks is a modern-day Nancy Thompson.
Moderated by FM executive editor David Weiner, Langenkamp told the crowded theater of film lovers what sparked her desire to produce the documentary, I Am Nancy, which puts the spotlight on her Elm Street character. She called director Wes Craven and his assistant didn’t know who she was. It didn’t strike her as noteworthy until later, and it was her sister-in-law who was particularly irked, asking why Nancy wasn’t the focus of the adulation instead of Freddy Krueger. Langenkamp didn’t know. She told her, “It’s just the way it is. It’s Freddy mania. Not Nancy mania.”
Landing the gig, she recalls that “I probably didn’t »
- Harker Jones
The second day of the Silver Scream Festival kicked off with A Nightmare On Elm Street’s Robert Englund (Freddy, of course) and Heather Langenkamp (Nancy, of course) signing your mementoes and tchotchkes. Following that is a screening of Langenkamp’s documentary I Am Nancy, about her life following her role as Nancy Thompson, after which she will engage in a Q&A session, answering All your burning questions. And Then Englund and Langenkamp will be joined by producer Marriane Maddalena to give a tribute to Wes Craven, following a screening of New Nightmare, the director’s last Elm Street film, which served as a Scream precursor in its meta narrative.
Also on deck today: To commemorate the impact Bela Lugosi had on horror cinema, we’ll be screening four of his classic flicks, White Zombie, Island Of Lost Souls, Son Of Frankenstein, and, on its 85th anniversary, Dracula. As an added bonus, »
- Harker Jones
Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and producer Marianne Maddalena graced the stage of our Silver Scream Fest in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pay tribute to Wes Craven, the filmmaker who changed all their lives and the face of horror cinema. The three had a comfortable rapport, having known each other for decades at this point.
When asked by moderator Neil Pearlmutter who the real Craven was, Englund graciously deferred to Maddalena, because, while he and Langenkamp had worked with him as actors on several projects, Maddalena had been his right-hand man for years. Maddalena said that when she interviewed to be his assistant, “I told him I wanted to be a producer. He did everything he could and two years later, I was a producer on a film called Shocker.”
She then related an anecdote that illustrated his sense of humor. He loaned her a screener of What’S Eating Gilbert Grape? »
- Harker Jones
Texas Frightmare Weekend is scaring up some new announcements ahead of this year’s three-day event. The horror convention will pay tribute to the late Wes Craven with a memorial panel. Craven is known for directing several frightening flicks including “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977), “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), and “Scream” (1996). Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Mitch Pileggi, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, and Miko Hughes are slated to honor the filmmaker. Representatives of production studio Severin Films, cult film preservation foundation Vinegar Syndrome, theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, and monthly publication Fangoria will unite for a special panel on physical media in the world of horror and cult cinema, which will offer insight on navigating the marketplace for dedicated fans. Texas Frightmare Weekend will additionally host a special panel tracking the history of Fangoria and what’s next for the publication, featuring exclusive news and updates. Actor David Arquette (“Scream »
We asked and you let us know! To celebrate February, the Seventh Annual Women in Horror Month, we ran a Final Girl bracket, letting you vote each week for your favorite, until last week we pitted the winners against each other. We compiled the votes from our Facebook page and our Twitter account and while it was a bloody contest, one woman did triumph as the Ultimate Final Girl, towering above the others (or perhaps cowering, after her terrors).
And your favorite Final Girl is… »
- Harker Jones
The eternal tormentor returns in Dimension Films’ Hellraiser: Judgment, the tenth film in the franchise created by Clive Barker. With production currently underway on the project, the actor playing Pinhead has been revealed, along with the rest of the main cast, which includes an actress from another enduring horror franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Bloody Disgusting reports that Paul T. Taylor plays Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment. An actor with experience both on the stage and in front of the camera, Taylor has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including Sin City, Deadroom, and Super. Hellraiser: Judgment director Gary J. Tunnicliffe told Fangoria that Taylor will bring “more than a hint of Peter Cushing and Ralph Fiennes” to the role of Pinhead.
A horror icon that has haunted generations of viewers, Pinhead was brought chillingly to life by Doug Bradley in the first eight »
- Derek Anderson
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