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Paul Walker's Mother Abandons Bid for Guardianship of His Daughter

17 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Paul Walker's mother has requested a dismissal of her petition for guardianship of the late actor's 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain. Cheryl Ann Walker, 60, had sought to be named guardian over her son's estate and his daughter but has abandoned that bid, according to dismissal papers obtained by People. Her attorney, Bela Lugosi, previously told reporters that the family, including Meadow's biological mother, Rebecca Soteros, wanted to resolve the matter out of court. A hearing had been scheduled for April 30, but a judge had already dismissed Cheryl Ann's petition for temporary guardianship over Meadow following her son's tragic death in a car crash last November. »

- Julie Jordan

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Video: White Zombie’s Blu-ray Restoration

14 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Widely remembered for Bela Lugosi’s haunting performance and its voodoo take on zombies, Victor Halperin’s White Zombie (1932) is getting the Blu-ray restoration treatment from independent U.S. distributor Vci Entertainment.

White Zombie stars Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, and John Harron. Vci Entertainment’s Blu-ray release of the film will be available for purchase on May 6thVci Entertainment provided an official synopsis and video of what went into their restoration of White Zombie, and you can check them both out below:

Bela Lugosi gave one of his most classic characterizations as the voodoo master in this minor classic of terror. Here, the horror and supernatural aspects of the plot were not the result of man’s imitation of dread superstition. Here, the zombies are true creatures of the dead, under the control of zombie-master Lugosi, a delicious evil sort who weaves his web of »

- Derek Anderson

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Movies This Week: April 11-17, 2014

11 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

The Austin Film Society has a very special event tonight at the Marchesa to kick off another week of marvelous screenings. The Sound Of Silent Film Festival will feature short films accompanied by musical performances from Chicago's Access Contemporary Music organization. Several Austin musicians will join Acm for this collaborative and unique evening.  

The Afs spotlight on New Romanian Cinema continues this week at the Marchesa with Cristian Mungiu's critically acclaimed Beyond The Hills on Sunday (presented digitally) and his emotionally devastating 2007 feature Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days (presented in 35mm) on Tuesday. On Wednesday night, Richard Linklater will present Cutter's Way starring Jeff Bridges and John Heard. As is the case for his entire Jewels In The Wasteland series, there will be an introduction and post-film group discussion led by Linklater himself. David Pulbrook's 2012 effort Last Dance will be featured on Thursday night as part »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Paramount 100 Series Reaches the 1930s

9 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

In anticipation of the The Paramount Theatre's 100th birthday next year, The Paramount and Stateside theaters are presenting the year-and-a-half-long "Paramount 100: A Century of Cinema" film series, which celebrates the history of movies from the silent film era to the present day. Movies have been screened in chronological order starting in January. This month marks a shift to the talking pictures of the 1930s. 

Movies from the 1930s will screen this and next month as double features, showcasing the emergence of the gangster and monster genres, "while telling stories that range in upper-class highs to Great Depression lows":

April 14:

Dracula: Bela Lugosi's iconic performance as the Transylvanian nobleman, based on Bram Stoker's novel of the same name. The success of this film ushered in a golden age of Universal horror films and continues to define the look and feel of American horror movies. Frankenstein: This equally iconic monster, »

- Jordan Gass-Poore'

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Judge Rejected Paul Walker's Mother's Petition for Temporary Guardianship of His Daughter, Papers Show

3 April 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The judge who reviewed Paul Walker's mother's petition seeking temporary guardianship of his 15-year-old daughter Meadow didn't see why an immediate change was necessary and denied that part of the motion, according to documents released Wednesday. "Why is temp guardianship needed? What is urgency?" Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner David J. Cowan wrote in a minute order after attorneys made a brief appearance Thursday in the March 18 filing by Cheryl Ann Walker. Cowan also complained that attorneys for Walker, 60, neglected to serve papers to Meadow or her mother, Rebecca Soteros. Additional paperwork was required to explain the need for a change in guardianship, »

- Howard Breuer

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TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 612 - 'Industrial Revolution'

2 April 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Face Off Episode 612

“Industrial Revolution”

Original Airdate: 1 April 2014

In This Episode…

The contestants each select a profession. They must create the robot that has taken their place in the industry. In addition, each creation must display a functional moving part. The contestants have four days for this challenge to allow for the extra time fabrication requires.

The Creations

Niko selected construction worker. He sculpts cables for the face, but fabricates everything else. It was cohesive, but big and somehow unremarkable. Glenn was impressed with the amount of work that went into, but found it to be clunky and could have been better proportioned. Ve also found it clunky - but fun. Neville thought the proportions were “wacky.” He is not a big fan, but appreciates the fact that it is cohesive. 

George selected hairdresser. He was originally going to have each breast be hair dryers, but instead combined them into »

- Alyse Wax

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Old Hollywood Homes for Sale: Bela Lugosi, Janet Leigh Houses on the Market

29 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the April 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Bela Lugosi's 1926 Beachwood Canyon retreat, a 5,000-square-foot spread with five bedrooms and ballroom-size living room, has been extensively restored and updated. Think sparkling new kitchen and baths along with such original features as Italian slate floors, hand-carved mahogany and lead-paned windows that look out toward Moby's nearby Wolf's Lair home. "This has such Hollywood soul, and inside it's like a brand-new house," says listing agent Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty. "There are even original stone walkways

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- Alexandria Abramian

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‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ a charming glimpse into a grande dame of Broadway

6 March 2014 9:19 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa

USA, 2013

The worst thing you can say about Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is that it’s too damn short, clocking in at just over 80 minutes. Within only a few of those minutes, it’s clear that the subject of this up-close-and-personal documentary could fill at least 2 hours with stories from her eclectic past, working with such legends as Stephen Sondheim, Rock Hudson, Bela Lugosi, Edward Albee, and more. Instead, the documentary follows her around New York City and Detroit over a short period in early 2012, displaying how feisty, fierce, and wonderfully alive Ms. Stritch is at 87. (And, as this film is being marketed around the country upon its release, it’s clear that, at age 89, she hasn’t slowed down much.)

From the start, Stritch is at her unfiltered best. (For those who delighted at her saying “fuck” on The Today Show recently, »

- Josh Spiegel

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20 Vampires You Actually Want To Be Bitten By

5 March 2014 9:47 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Dimension Films

Vampires have a long literary history, where we have read tales of the undead as glamorous monsters with charm, beauty, and talents of seduction. It was long understood that the Count Dracula’s of the world used their sexuality to lure in prey, and as these stories are continually translated on to the big screen we are starting to see the sexual side of vampires in a far more visual manner.

Vampire films may be considered a new trend, but films featuring the children of the night have been popular since Nosferatu frightened audiences, or Bela Lugosi breathed life into the iconic character of Dracula. Lately we have seen the vampire myth take a decidedly different turn from the usual monster fare with films like Twilight, that explore a more casual and “tweeny’ take on the mythical monsters. That won’t be who we are discussing today, and »

- Scott Fraser

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Super-8 Steven Spielberg Movie Madness March 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

28 February 2014 6:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We’ll be celebrating the life and career of famed movie director Steven Spielberg at The Way out Club on March 4th with Super-8 Steven Spielberg Movie Madness. We’ll be showing, in the Super-8 Sound format (average length: 15 minutes) projected on a big screen, the following films directed by Speilberg: Duel, Sugarland Express, Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, 1941, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. (Sugarland and 1941 are 30-minute two-reelers).

In addition to the Steven Spielberg films, we’ll be showing Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, The Marx Brothers in Monkey Business, Mighty Mouse in The Witch’S Cat, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney in Ghost Of Frankenstein, Filming The Big Crashes, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, and William Shatner vs killer tarantulas is Kingdom Of The Spiders.

Cover charge is a mere $3. The show begins at 8pm. We’ll have Steven Spielberg trivia with prizes and, »

- Tom Stockman

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New Book – The Zombie Film: From White Zombie to World War Z Coming Soon!

27 February 2014 10:23 PM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Zombie Film: From White Zombie to World War Z (March 18, Applause Books, $29.99) is the most comprehensive examination of the zombie film genre to date. With a detailed filmography of over 400 movies stretching back to the genre’s earliest days, it begins with such classics as White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi, but also examines lesser-known films, such as The Ghoul (1933), with Boris Karloff, and the exploitation film Ouanga (1936). The … Continue reading →

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Only Lovers Left Alive – review

22 February 2014 6:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are oddly endearing as centuries-old lovers in Jim Jarmusch's vampire movie

Us indie pioneer Jim Jarmusch has been pursuing his laconic strain of cinematic hipsterism for 30 years now, so long that he seems as ageless as the blood-sipping characters in his latest film. You thought there was nothing new to add to the vampire genre? So, apparently, did Jarmusch, which is why Only Lovers Left Alive luxuriates in a curious end-of-an-era melancholy, as if he'd set out at once to make the last ever vampire movie and cinema's last ever love story.

The lovers in question are reclusive rock musician Adam (Tom Hiddleston, exuding fastidiously weary cool) and Eve (Tilda Swinton, pallid and otherworldly – I swear, you'd barely recognise her). Centuries old, the couple are married and still deeply in love though living apart: she in Tangier, he in a Detroit seemingly reverting to primeval jungle. »

- Jonathan Romney

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How to Play... a vampire: Only Lovers Left Alive, Twilight, Dracula

19 February 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When it comes to movie monsters, there is no comparison. Dinner with a zombie would inevitably get messy. Frankenstein's Monster is a lousy conversationalist. Werewolves are boring three weeks out of every four.

But vampires? Now you're talking. Vampires are suave, stylish and sexy. Even when they turn on you, you get the benefit of eternal youth and an excuse to stay up all night, every night.

With Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston now playing hipster bloodsuckers in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, we look back at previous screen vampires to discover what makes them so cool.

Prosthetics

The simplest way to become a vampire is to don fake teeth and fangs very much, I vant to suck your blood. Yet Max Schreck went much further, perfecting a chillingly inhuman look as Nosferatu with a bald head, rat's ears and long nails.

The reclusive Schreck kept his acting »

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Help Honor Vincent Price – Let’s Put Him on a U.S. Postage Stamp!

17 February 2014 7:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Just how does one get on a postage stamp? And more importantly, why has Vincent Price never been honored with one? The answer to the first question is that you apparently have to petition the White House. There’s no good answer to the second question but fortunately, some Vincent Price fan out there has chosen to initiate this with the required petition. It’s a worthy cause and 100,000 signatures (or the on-line equivalent of a signature) are needed. So go to the site Here, sign the petition, and let them know you want to see St. Louis hometown hero Vincent Price on the corner of some of those future bills that you mail.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/honor-great-american-horror-movie-star-vincent-price-stamp/f9sxZ4ZX

After all, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and both Lon Chaneys have been honored. Remember these stamps from 1997?:

Believe it or not, the U.S. Postal Service »

- Tom Stockman

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Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil

7 February 2014 2:57 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Straight from the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, FM Publisher Philip Kim documents his journey through Metallica guitarist and FM cover boy Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil (www.fearfestevil.com)! It is Hammett the horror enthusiast’s very first convention, and many of the items from his personal collection are on display, along with makeup demos, horror vendors, and a vast array of Esp guitars—including FM’s own Vincent Price limited edition. Check out these photos of The Lodge, Kirk’s Crypt, and families of classic horror royalty: Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr and daughter Lynne, and the Chaney family. Other guests include Greg Nicotero of The Walking Dead, metal gods Slash and Scott Ian, and exhibitors such as Haunted Memories, Necrotic Creations, and Midnight Studios FX.

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- Holly Interlandi

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Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil

7 February 2014 2:57 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Straight from the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, FM Publisher Philip Kim documents his journey through Metallica guitarist and FM cover boy Kirk von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil (www.fearfestevil.com)! It is Hammett the horror enthusiast’s very first convention, and many of the items from his personal collection are on display, along with makeup demos, horror vendors, and a vast array of Esp guitars—including FM’s own Vincent Price limited edition. Check out these photos of The Lodge, Kirk’s Crypt, and families of classic horror royalty: Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr and daughter Lynne, and the Chaney family. Other guests include Greg Nicotero of The Walking Dead, metal gods Slash and Scott Ian, and exhibitors such as Haunted Memories, Necrotic Creations, and Midnight Studios FX.

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- Holly Interlandi

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Vampire Academy: Film Review

7 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

From the 40-plus minutes of tediously expository dialogue that starts it off to the exsanguinated cover of Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead" that accompanies the closing credits, Mark Waters' Vampire Academy is a film as soul-sucking as any of the fang-baring bores who populate it. Neither the comedy advertised on posters ("They suck at school," the tagline snickers) nor the self-aware adventure its makers seem to have intended, the film will likely turn to dust quickly in theaters despite its best-selling source material. Hopes for a nascent franchise seem far-fetched. A decade ago, Waters

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- John DeFore

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I, Frankenstein

4 February 2014 10:12 PM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

In the long history of horror fiction, few characters are as iconic and well-known as the Frankenstein monster. Mary Shelley’s creation has appeared hundreds of times across different media, and his name and image are instantly recognizable the world over. While the most famous cinematic depiction of the creature is, of course, Boris Karloff in James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931), many other actors have played the role over the years, including Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Christopher Lee, David Prowse, Clancy Brown, Chris Sarandon, and Robert De Niro. Now we have I, Frankenstein, a fantasy-action film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux and starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster. Despite some nice visuals and a good cast, I, Frankenstein is pretty mediocre overall, and largely squanders what potential it did have.

Shortly after the death of his creator in 1795, the Frankenstein »

- Timothy Monforton

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A Look Back At: Madhouse

3 February 2014 2:45 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Editor’s Note: Hey fiends! Our own Josh Soriano returns with A Look Back At 1974′s Vincent Price starring, Madhouse! Read on below!

There’s no arguing that Vincent Price is a horror icon, a prolific character actor whose performances are synonymous with the genre. From his earlier work with schlockmeister William Castle to the Edgar Allen Poe-themed films directed by Roger Corman, Price was a titan that can be mentioned among greats like Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi. Towards the beginning of the seventies, he starred in a crop of solid cult horrors under the keeping of American International Pictures. The Abominable Dr. Phibes is the most popular among them, an epic and bizarro revenge story with Price playing the eponymous ghoulish anti-hero. Phibes is a cult touchstone for his later years and was a surprise hit. Intended to become a franchise, only one sequel was made. Following the Phibes sequel, »

- Justin Edwards

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Top Ten Tuesday: Peter Cushing – His Ten Best Movie Roles

28 January 2014 7:44 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

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Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range.  He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.

Super-8 Peter Cushing Movie Madness takes place February 4th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis and will be a great way to celebrate the actor’s career. The event is on February 4th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: »

- Movie Geeks

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