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The Twittersphere quickly did the math, and learned that the tennis great would have been about eight weeks pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January.
With that, the tweets, memes and gifs went flying on several social media platforms.
“Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant which means she won the Australian Open during pregnancy and didn’t drop a single set,” one Instagram user wrote on »
- Char Adams
1940 / B&W / 1:33 / Street Date March 21, 2017
Film Editor: Ted Richards
Produced by John Argyle
Directed by Norman Lee
Near the turn of the century a struggling war correspondent named Edgar Wallace began churning out detective stories for British monthlies like Detective Story Magazine to help make the rent. Creative to a fault, his preposterously prolific output (exacerbated by ongoing gambling debts) soon earned him a legion of fans along with a pointedly ambiguous sobriquet, “The Man Who Wrote Too Much.”
A reader new to Wallace’s work could be excused for thinking the busy writer was making it up as he went along… because that’s pretty much what he did. He dictated his narratives, unedited, into a dictaphone for transcription by his secretary where they would then »
- Charlie Largent
After a compelling first series, the serial killer thriller began to lose its grip. What followed was a cavalcade of preposterousness
When Allan Cubitt’s intense British-Irish psychological crime drama The Fall arrived in 2013, its initial five episodes proved darkly compelling and intelligent. It was so sophisticated that French television snapped it up for a remake, so creepy it won an Edgar Allan Poe award. Gillian Anderson, hypnotically cool as Dsi Stella Gibson, arrived in Belfast styled in pristine white shirts unbuttoned to the precise point at which her seductiveness undid some male colleagues. She was seconded by the Met to the Psni (Police Service of Northern Ireland) to review the progress – or lack thereof – in a murder investigation and quickly deduced that several unsolved rapes and murders were connected.
This was not a whodunnit but a whydunnit; we knew from the outset that the killer was handsome family man »
- Angie Errigo
Honestly, I can't tell you the last time I enjoyed Cheryl this much in a single episode.
Of all the different themes that this show has visited, this is easily the best take of Cheryl.
Cheryl isn't my favorite character. While I find her insanity hilarious, there were times in the past few seasons where she just became too much for me.
I did not enjoy her iteration as country singer Cherlene (I found "Outlaw Country!" grating), and, to be truthful, I don't remember her being that outstanding in Archer Season 5 or when they joined the FBI.
Cheryl Vandertunt, publishing heiress, is an incredibly interesting version of the character. There are things about her that remain the same: her penchant for sadomasochism, her flight of thought and flippant tangentially. Typical Cheryl.
- Robin Harry
Sometimes a movie is simply too good for just one special edition… Savant reached out to nab a British Region B import of Georges Franju’s horror masterpiece, to sample its enticing extras. And this also gives me the chance to ramble on with more thoughts about this 1959 show that inspired a score of copycats.
Eyes Without a Face (Bfi — U.K.)
Region B Blu-ray + Pal DVD
1959 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 90 min. / The Horror Chamber of
Dr. Faustus, House of Dr. Rasanoff, Occhi senza volto / Street Date August 24, 2015 / presently £10.99
Cinematography: Eugen Schüfftan
Production Designer: Auguste Capelier
Special Effects: Charles-Henri Assola
Film Editor: Gilbert Natot
Original Music: Maurice Jarre
Produced by Jules Borkon
Directed by Georges Franju
Savant has reviewed Eyes Without a Face twice, »
- Glenn Erickson
April's Blu-ray and DVD releases are kicking off in a big way, as we have a lot of great genre releases to get excited for this week. Mike Mendez’s Don’t Kill It arrives on both formats April 4th as well as the cult classic Invasion of the Bee Girls, which makes its HD bow courtesy of Scream Factory. Mill Creek has put together a triple dose of terror with their Psycho Circus Triple Feature Blu-ray set, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is keeping busy with their releases of Ghost of New Orleans, A Room to Die For, and We Go On this Tuesday.
Other notable home entertainment titles arriving this Tuesday include The Evil Within, Tank 432, Don’t Hang Up and the DVD set for Medium: The Complete Series.
Don’t Kill It (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)
When an ancient demon is accidentally unleashed in a »
- Heather Wixson
Ryan Lambie Mar 31, 2017
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe is a very different kind of horror film. Set largely in one location - a Virginia morgue - it's all based around one mystery: the identity and history of a mysterious dead body. Almost perfectly preserved, pale eyes staring, the young woman's corpse (the Jane Doe of the title) is gradually dissected by father-and-son coroners Tommy and Austin (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch respectively). And the more layers they peel back, the more troubling Jane Doe's story becomes.
Aside from the guaranteed global behemoth F8 of the Furious, a.k.a. Furious 8, a.k.a. All in the Fambly, this April is conspicuously blockbuster-lite. (Unless you count Smurfs: The Lost Village, and we do not.) No better time, then, to do a bit of exploring around the indie fringes. Offbeat genre pictures are abound this month, from a sleazy revenge picture to a slippery character study/kaiju movie combo to a virtuosic opera of gunfire. Elsewhere, Tom Hanks tackles a technothriller, Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson venture into »
Bill Oberst, Jr. is a man who loves what he does and being that what he does best is scare the bejesus out of people, we love him for it! Recently Bill sat down and did a special reading of… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
His illustrations may have caused you to dread the next full moon, avoid the swamp on your shortcut home, or ignite your imagination with a peek into the post-apocalypse. Through his artwork, Bernie Wrightson has influenced and inspired generations of horror fans, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the prolific artist has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Wrightson's wife, Liz, shared the somber news of her husband's passing earlier today on the artist's official website and Facebook page.
A fan of EC Comics growing up, Bernie Wrightson, aka "Berni," began working on projects for both DC and Marvel early in his career, co-creating the complex character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein in the early ’70s. Bernie later worked for Warren Publishing, where he helped bring H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories to life on the paneled page. »
- Derek Anderson
Check out the official details below.
From The Press Release
Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’T Look In The Basement. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, “Doyle” is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, Death Ward 13 is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through The House) and produced by The Readmond Company.
”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in “Death Ward 13,” says Doyle. “It’s time »
Aside from the odd mobile phone and ungentlemanly curse word here and there, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe could have sprung from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe. Set in the present though it is, there’s a macabre, gothic tone to director André Øvredal’s first English-language film that makes it almost timeless.
Somewhere in Virginia, a family is found dead in their own home, the crime scene bloody and the doors locked from the inside. The mystery’s heightened further when the police venture into the basement: there, partly buried in the ground, lies the corpse of a young woman. Keen to figure out the cause of death, the police bag the woman's body up and take it to the local mortuary - a family-run business run by Tommy »
Dead Awake dives into the nightmarish world of sleep paralysis this May from FilmRise, and you can check out the official trailer and poster in today's Horror Highlights. We also have the SXSW teaser trailer for Like Me, details on a member of the Misfits joining the cast of Death Ward 13, and you can also watch Andrea Ricca's new short film, The Amulet of Fear.
Directed by Phillip Guzman, Dead Awake follows a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity »
- Derek Anderson
Often regarded as the Godfather of Japanese cinema, Akira Kurosawa sadly died before he could film his planned adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. You probably know that story from Roger Corman’s classic 1964 adaptation… Continue Reading →
The post Akira Kurosawa’s Masque of the Red Death Script to be Filmed appeared first on Dread Central. »
- David Gelmini
Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive screens Thursday March 9th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30. Director Eric Stange, a visiting fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, will answer questions following the screening. This is a Free event!
Far more than a biography, Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive employs a variety of tools to create a narrative that is both visually stunning and deeply engaging. Drawn on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to help bring new understanding to his life, his place in American art and history, and the iconic position he holds in popular culture around the world. This film has received a production grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will be broadcast on the acclaimed PBS arts and culture series American Masters.
Tony-award-winning actor Denis O’Hare portrays »
- Tom Stockman
It’s been nearly two decades since the passing of Akira Kurosawa and since then we’ve seen a few posthumous works based on his unfilmed scripts, including 1998’s After the Rain and 2002’s The Sea is Watching. In 2020, we’ll be getting together. It’s been announced that two major Chinese production companies are teaming to produce The Mask of the Black Death.
Huayi Brothers Media and Ckf Pictures are teaming to bring Kurosawa’s script, based on Edgar Allan Poe‘s short story The Masque of the Red Death, to screens, reports China.org (via AkiraKurosawa.info). Written by the Yojimbo director in 1977 following production on Dersu Uzala — when he was also working on Ran and Kagemusha — the story is set in a apocalyptic landscape with a plague threatening the world and the royal family ignores the suffering of those afflicted.
Although a release is planned for 2020, no director has been set yet, »
- Jordan Raup
Akira Kurosawa’s shelved script “The Mask of The Black Death” will finally see the light. Chinese studios Huayi Brothers (“Dragon Blade,” “Mojin: The Lost Legend”) and CKF Pictures (“Chongqing Hot Pot,” “Mojin: The Lost Legend”) will produce the film based on the late Japanese filmmaker’s screenplay. The studios made the announcement Wednesday during a press conference in Beijing, as reported by Chinese newspaper Global Times.
“Mask is one of Kurosawa’s films that never made it to the big screen,” said director/producer Chen Kuo-Fu, founder of Ckf Pictures. “So we thought, ‘Why don’t we make the film for him?'”
- Yoselin Acevedo
An unfilmed script from the late, great director Akira Kurosawa is being put into production by the Chinese film company Huayi Brothers. Written before his death in 1998, Kurosawa adapted the Edgar Allen Poe short story “The Masque of Red Death.” According to Screen Daily, Kurosawa began writing the script in 1975 after finishing his film “Dersu Uzuala.” Kurosawa completed the script before he passed away.
Continue reading Unmade Script By Akira Kurosawa Set To Go Into Production at The Playlist. »
- Christian Gallichio
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Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this March:
Week of 3/6
All-new Wolverine Annual #1
An All-New Story featuring Your Favorite Surviving Claw-popping Characters! All-new Wolverine + Spider-gwen = All-new Wolvergwen And Spiderine! Gabby The World’S Most Dangerous Little Sister! Plus: Jonathan The Wolverine!
Amazing Spider-man #17
Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5
Deadpool V Gambit #4
Han Solo #3
Howard The Duck #10
Hyperion #6 Final Issue!
Marvel Universe Guardians Of The Galaxy #11
Ms. Marvel #10
Rocket Raccoon & Groot #8
Spider-man 2099 #14
The Astonishing Ant-man #11
Uncanny Avengers #13
Week of 3/13
A Year Of Marvels: September Infinite Comic #1
In September, »
- Michael Connally
Starting today, horror fans can check into The Institute at theaters and on VOD via Momentum Pictures, and we caught up with co-director Pamela Romanowsky to discuss collaborating with co-director James Franco, the movie's unique filming location, and much more.
Pamela Romanowsky: Well, the first question for me was “why a horror film?” I like films across lots of genres, but I’m not a horror buff, so this was a first for me. The horror films I do love are genre blending, movies that are character-based and explore things that are dark but still based in reality, and in the dark corners of human psychology. I’ve never really been scared of the supernatural, but people are certainly capable of terrifying and very dark things. »
- Derek Anderson
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