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80s fantasy movie moments that terrified us as kids

21 March 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 22, 2017

Fearsome monsters, grasping hands, and a suggestive tree. Here are 10 fantasy movie moments that scarred us as kids...

Sooner or later, you're going to see a scary movie. Whether you sneak down and watch a horror film on late night television, watch a Nightmare On Elm Street sequel round a friend's house or watch clips of slasher movies on YouTube, horror movies are always out there, waiting in the wings for the young and curious.

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But long before most of us graduate to the stage of our lives where we start seeking out 18-rated movies of gore and terror, we reliably encounter scary moments in what might initially seem to be harmless family adventure films.

The 1980s was an »

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Theater Review: Ease on Down to Kokandy’s Sensational ‘The Wiz’

15 March 2017 4:31 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When stage theater can cause outbreaks of elation, celebration and joy, then it must be due to Kokandy Productions’ revival of “The Wiz.” The urban reinterpretation of “The Wizard of Oz” story – told through tuneful euphoria and jubilant dance – is ecstatically produced, in every morsel of its stagecraft.

The show is at the Theater Wit in Chicago on Thursdays through Sundays until April 16th, 2017. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

Play Rating: 5.0/5.0

The cast delivers the familiar story by ramping up the comic elements, and giving the characters more high-level personalities. The four main travelers – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion – have great chemistry, and singing voices to match that chemistry. The chorus/dancers also take on other roles throughout the high energy musical, and entertains at various times with tight and impressive choreography stylings. From the costuming to the orchestration to the use-of-stage, “The Wiz” is »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Emerald City: Season Two; Would You Watch More of the NBC Series?

10 March 2017 9:21 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Should NBC return to the Land of Oz? The network's freshman series Emerald City just ended its first season on March 3rd, but should it be renewed for second two?Based on the books by L. Frank Baum, the Emerald City fantasy drama follows Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona), a young woman who is transported from Kansas to a mystical and mysterious land called "Oz." The cast also includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, and Joely Richardson. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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New Line Cinema developing Wizard of Oz themed horror

7 March 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that New Line Cinema has acquired an untitled horror pitch from writer Mike Van Waes, which is set in the universe created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and his subsequent novels.

This marks the latest success for Van Waes, who has sold several pitches and scripts over the past year and a half, including the Black List script Hammerspace to Warner Bros., and the book proposal Peeves to Harper Collins, which has also been optioned by Fox Animation.

Baum’s Oz novels have been adapted on numerous occasions, most famously with the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland. Other adaptations include the 1975 musical The Wiz, 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful and the NBC TV series Emerald City. A movie adaptation of the hit musical Wicked is also in development for release in 2019. »

- Gary Collinson

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Emerald City: EPs Ready to Make Season Two of NBC Series

6 March 2017 4:10 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Click your heels together three times and make a wish, Oz fans. EPs Shaun Cassidy and David Schulner are ready, willing, and able to make a second season of the Emerald City TV show, should NBC choose to take them up on it. The first 10-episode limited season concluded its run on Friday, March 3rd, with the finale episode, "There's No Place Like Home."A limited event series, Emerald City starred Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, Joely Richardson, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Isabel Lucas, Roxy Sternberg, Stefanie Martini, Rebeka Rea, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson recurred on the NBC fantasy drama, based on the Oz novels by L. Frank Baum.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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An Original Horror Film Set in the World of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Is in The Works

3 March 2017 11:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

An original horror film set in the world of “The Wizard of Oz” is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has picked up the pitch from writer Mike Van Waes. While the film will have ties to L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” it will not be a new adaptation of the classic story. It will be an original horror tale that is set within the magical Land of Oz.

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Van Waes’ is a relatively newcomer to the Hollywood writing scene. His credits include “Hammerspace,” which is in development at Warner Bros. His book proposal “Peeves” was bought by Harper Collins and picked up by Fox Animation through Temple Hill.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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Wizard of Oz Horror Movie Is Happening at New Line

3 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema has picked up a pitch from writer Mike Van Waes for a new horror movie that is set in the magical world of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. The project will have ties to both the original 1900 L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. No specific story details were revealed, and it remains to be seen what characters from The Wizard of Oz will appear in this story, if any.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of this project, which comes in the midst of the studio's recent success with horror movies. New Line recently released the hit horror movies The Conjuring 2, which earned $320 million at the worldwide box office, and Lights Out, which earned $149 million at the worldwide box office, from just a $5 million budget. New Line will also release the highly-anticipated horror sequel »

- MovieWeb

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Oz Is Headed For Horror With New Line Cinema

3 March 2017 9:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There seems to have been quite the resurgence in interest in L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz in recent years – ever since Oz The Great And Powerful arrived in theatres in 2013. We saw the 2014 release of the animated movie Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, NBC’s 2015 broadcast of The Wiz Live!, the recent premiere of the TV series Emerald City, and the development of an animated series at Warner Bros titled Dorothy Of Oz. New Line Cinema even has an L. Frank Baum biopic in the works, titled Road To Oz. But, it’s the studio’s additional acquisition of an original film pitch that’s making the news today, bringing horror to the world of Oz.

The pitch was made by emerging screenwriter Mike Van Waes, who already has projects in development with other studios. His script Hammerspace made the 2015 Black List, with its »

- Sarah Myles

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Newswire: New Line is adding The Wizard Of Oz to its horror movie franchises

2 March 2017 5:23 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety reports that The House That Freddy Built will now be The Mansion Where Munchkins Murder, with news coming that New Line has just greenlit a new horror movie based on The Wizard Of Oz. The Warner Bros.-owned studio has acquired a pitch from Black List screenwriter Mike Van Waes, offering up a horrific take on the Land of Oz, whose various villains will presumably fit right in with the studio’s roster of child murderers and creepy haunted dolls.

Of course, L. Frank Baum’s magical kingdom is no stranger to the spooky, both intentional and not. (We’re looking at you, Return To Oz.) Oz last showed up in theaters, courtesy of Sam Raimi, back in 2013. Meanwhile, Emerald City, a gritty TV sequel to the franchise, is currently airing its first season on NBC.

(Thanks to reader Daryl Walker II for the tip on the new ...

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- William Hughes

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Universe-Set Horror Movie in the Works at New Line

2 March 2017 5:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line is in early development on a horror film set in the iconic world of L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

The studio, a division of Warner Bros., has bought an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. The project isn’t set up with a producer yet.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published in 1900 and adapted into a successful musical in 1902. As with the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, the story follows a girl named Dorothy in Kansas who lives on the prairie with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog. A tornado carries Dorothy and Toto to a magical land to battle the Wicked Witch of the West.

Baum’s story has been adapted numerous times, most recently in Disney’s 2013 fantasy adventure “Oz the Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco.

Along with Blumhouse, New Line has been on a roll over the »

- Dave McNary

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New Line Lands Horror Pitch Set in World of 'The Wizard of Oz' (Exclusive)

2 March 2017 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

New Line Cinema has scooped up a pitch from writer Mike Van Waes for an original horror film set in the world of The Wizard of Oz.

The project, which is in the early development stages, will have ties to the universe created in the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum that was adapted into the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland.

Baum's story — about a young girl and her dog who are swept away to a magical world where she teams up with the Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow to face off »

- Rebecca Ford

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‘Emerald City’ Producers Shaun Cassidy and David Schulner Go Beyond the Wizard of Oz — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

20 January 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

If you’ve seen “The Wizard of Oz” — and who hasn’t? — then you only know a fraction of L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” mythology (which spawned 13 sequel books).

“These stories are there and ripe for retelling,” says “Emerald City” executive producer David Schulner, who took over the NBC series with fellow executive producer Shaun Cassidy after Josh Friedman, who originally developed the show, departed.

“My only experience when I came to Josh’s script was seeing the movie,” he recently told IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller. “When you read the books it’s clearly written for kids, but its like the Pixar movies,” he says, noting there’s plenty for adults to latch on to as well. “The books »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Emerald City’ Producers Shaun Cassidy and David Schulner Go Beyond the Wizard of Oz — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

20 January 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘One Day at a Time’ Producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and Star Justina Machado on Reinventing Norman Lear’s Classic Sitcom — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

If you’ve seen “The Wizard of Oz” — and who hasn’t? — then you only know a fraction of L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” mythology (which spawned 13 sequel books).

“These stories are there and ripe for retelling,” says “Emerald City” executive producer David Schulner, who took over the NBC series with fellow executive producer Shaun Cassidy after Josh Friedman, who originally developed the show, departed.

“My only experience when I came to Josh’s script was seeing the movie,” he recently told IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller. “When you read the books it’s clearly written for kids, but its like the Pixar movies,” he says, noting there’s plenty for adults to latch on to as well. “The books »

- Michael Schneider

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Emerald City: Season One Ratings

7 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There have been many successful projects based on the Land of Oz book series by L. Frank Baum. There's also been a number of flops. Now, NBC is trying a television series called Emerald City. Will it be another hit or a disappointment? Will the Emerald City TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.A fantasy drama, Emerald City is the tale of a young woman named Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona). She finds her true strength and identity as she battles to bring a divided world together. An all-powerful ruler called the Wizard (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom. He has outlawed magic and faces a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force -- as well as the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches. The rest of the cast includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Emerald City': TV Review

6 January 2017 10:14 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

There are probably people in the world who don't like remakes, or the "reimagining" of classics. But are there really any people left in that camp when it comes to The Wizard of Oz, which has been a classic movie, a not very good modern movie, a play, a musical, a TV series and more? Friday night, L. Frank Baum's books return as, well, a kind of weirdly dystopian tale that seems like it wants to be on HBO but ends up on NBC — and that description makes it sound better than it really »

- Tim Goodman

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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Emerald City gets four new promos ahead of tonight’s premiere

6 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its series premiere today, four new promos have arrived online for the fantasy series Emerald City, NBC and Tarsem Singh’s dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz novels; watch them below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Explore the wonderful world of Oz with poster, trailer and character images for Emerald City

Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world – a mystical land in great peril, where an all-powerful wizard has forbidden magic and rules over many kingdoms. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen it before, where lethal warriors roam, wicked witches plot in the shadows and a young girl from Kansas becomes a headstrong heroine who holds the fate of their world in her hands!!!

Emerald City premieres on January 6th and features a cast »

- Amie Cranswick

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Emerald City episode 1 review: The Beast Forever

5 January 2017 11:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Feb 8, 2017

The best parts of Emerald City are also the least iconic in this NBC TV drama based on The Wizard of Oz, now airing in the UK...

This review contains minor spoilers and slight references to later episodes.

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L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz and its sequels have been adapted for the screen for nearly as long as there has been cinema. There's something about the tale of farmgirl Dorothy Gale being swept into the strange, magical, and sometimes scary land of Oz that has stuck in American popular consciousness and never let go.

Emerald City is the latest addition to the long on-screen Oz tradition, but, for all of the ways it draws from its obvious source material, it's strengths and weakness are defined by other pop »

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TV Review: ‘Emerald City’ on NBC

4 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen “The Wizard of Oz,” read the source material by L. Frank Baum, or come across some retelling of Dorothy’s picaresque journey. And therein lies the core problem with “Emerald City.” In look and tone, it does not imitate the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland, but this darker take on the story remains so familiar that, although it’s gorgeous, there’s too little tension and suspense driving it.

There are imaginative nods to the iconic film: A rainbow takes the form of a stained-glass decoration, and monkey statues are part of an elaborate drone system in Oz. Director Tarsem Singh, who is also an executive producer on “Emerald City,” displays a sensibility that dovetails well with both halves of the show’s name. “Emerald City” features saturated jewel tones and inventive and elaborate urban landscapes, and Singh’s use of color and his talent for »

- Maureen Ryan

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