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ShudderTV to Host Bava-thon (Mario Bava Film run)

31 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

ShudderTV to Host Bava-thon (Mario Bava Film run)

In honor of horror legend Mario Bava’s birthday this Friday (July 31), AMC- backed horror streaming service Shudder will be hosting a Bava-thon on Shudder TV all weekend starting on Friday. Here is a teaser video for Bava-thon (unlisted) and a look at the film lineup for the weekend. The line-up will be available on ...

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Our Film Guesses for Fantastic Fest 2015

30 July 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Editor’S Note: We had this scheduled to be published on July 30th which was also when the announcement of the First Wave of films for Fantastic Fest 2015 was announced.

Fiends, there is no doubt in my mind that the weeks in late September in Austin, TX is heaven on earth for a genre fan like me. Why? Two words – Fantastic Fest!

Every year, we’ve been trying to see if we can figure out what might play before those three separated waves of amazing content roll out. Some years, our guesses have been good. Some years, not so good. Even if these films don’t play at the best genre film festival in the United States, we hope that you put them on your radar, regardless. Most of our picks are from films that are on our radar and have possibly played other genre film festivals.

Our Picks Hardcore »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Cemetery Without Crosses | Blu-ray Review

28 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Filmed during the height of the Euro Western craze of the late 60’s, Robert Hossein’s Cemetery Without Crosses is an obscure gem rejuvenated by Arrow Video. A French production, the title was actor/director Hossein’s first Western, obviously influenced by Sergio Leone, whom the film is dedicated to (Leone was in the midst of production on Once Upon a Time in the West when Hossein was underway with his feature). A simplistic and familiar narrative is enhanced by its inspired set designs and notable production value, featuring a winning score. Existing on the bleak end of the Spaghetti Western spectrum (or perhaps more aptly the ‘Baguette Western,” an Alex Cox coined term Ginette Vincendeau discusses in an included insert essay), it’s an entertaining bit of style over substance, and is an uncommon French entry in otherwise familiar climate. However, as much as Hossein pays homage to Leone, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Fantasia 2015 Must See Films (Week Three)

26 July 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Considered the world’s largest genre film festival and running over three weeks long, Fantasia is celebrating its 19th edition this year and the lineup is pretty incredible. This year’s fest runs July 14 through August 4 and will see over 130 feature films including more than 20 world premieres. Legendary filmmaker Sion Sono is delivering three new movies with Tag, Love & Peace, and Shinjuku Swan, meanwhile Tales of Halloween and A Christmas Horror Story are bringing horror anthologies back to the big screen. In addition, the festival will offer up the Montreal premiere of Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man, the world premiere of Israeli horror flick Jeruzalem, the world premiere of Assassination Classroom and the first Canadian screening of the Canadian/Kiwi festival hit Turbo Kid. The festival is rounded out with screenings of Big Match, Crumbs, Deathgasm, The Demolisher, Experimenter, Cooties, We Are Still Here, The Editor, Cub, He Never Died, »

- Ricky

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July 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include What We Do In The Shadows, Black Sabbath, Madhouse, I, Madman

20 July 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the third week of July, genre fans have quite a few Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to as we’ve got a great selection of horror and sci-fi films making their home entertainment bow on the 21st. Kino Lorber is keeping themselves busy this Tuesday with a pair of cult classics—Black Sabbath and Madhouse—that are getting an HD overhaul and the fine folks over at Scream Factory are releasing Tibor Takács' I, Madman on Blu as well. The critically-acclaimed horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows also arrives on both formats this week and for those of you kids at heart out there, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, is also coming home on DVD and Blu-ray.

What We Do in the Shadows (Paramount, Blu-ray & DVD)

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane—like paying rent, »

- Heather Wixson

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Remembering James Horner, Christopher Lee, Mary Ellen Trainor and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in June

3 July 2015 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Laura Antonelli (1941-2015) - Italian Actress. She starred in Luchino Visconti's L'innocente, Salvatore Sampieri's Malicious and Mario Bava's Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. She died of a heart attack on June 22. (THR) William Bronder (1930-2015) - Character Actor. He memorably appears in Stand By Me as the junkyard owner (see below), plus Return to Me and Best Seller. He died on May 6. (THR) Jack Carter (1923-2015)&nbsp...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Remembering James Horner, Christopher Lee, Mary Ellen Trainor and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in May

3 July 2015 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Laura Antonelli (1941-2015) - Italian Actress. She starred in Luchino Visconti's L'innocente, Salvatore Sampieri's Malicious and Mario Bava's Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. She died of a heart attack on June 22. (THR) William Bronder (1930-2015) - Character Actor. He memorably appears in Stand By Me as the junkyard owner (see below), plus Return to Me and Best Seller. He died on May 6. (THR) Jack Carter (1923-2015)&nbsp...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Kill, Baby, Kill

27 June 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The absolute nucleus, the atomic chain of Italian horror begins with Mario Bava. Filmmakers from Scorcese to Tarantino have praised the lurid, awe-inspiring artistry (and artwork) of such classics as Black Sabbath (1963) and Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971). However, Kill, Baby, Kill(1966) may be his crowning achievement, a fever dream of shadows and fog, illusion and menace.

Released in July in his native Italy (but not until 1968 in North America), Kill was a financial success back home. Bava was very prolific, with Kill being his ninth film in six years. This is all the more shocking, because his films don’t scream ‘rush job’, but rather seem meticulously planned and executed.

Kill falls right in line with the horror of the day, gothic du jour, served steamy and sensuous. Beautiful women (usually in low clingy bodices) swooning and/or screaming, usually pursued through a dark and gloomy castle by some evil doctor, »

- Scott Drebit

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Laura Antonelli, Italian Actress and Sex Symbol, Dies at 73

23 June 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Actress Laura Antonelli, who became an Italian sex symbol in the 1970s and worked with masters Luchino Visconti, Dino Risi, and Ettore Scola, proving her true thesping talent over a career spanning 45 movies during almost four decades, died Monday at her home in Ladispoli near Rome. She was 73.

Antonelli died of a heart attack in modest housing provided by Ladispoli social services in 2009. Her career had taken a tragic turn in the 1990s after cocaine-related charges were pressed against her in 1991. She was cleared of the charges in 2006.

Born Laura Antonaz in 1941, in Pola, which is now in Croatia but was then part of Italy, Laura Antonelli grew up in Italian post-World War II refugee camps before her family subsequently relocated to Naples.

After starting out making TV commercials for soft drinks and bedsheets she landed minor roles in Italian erotic genre movies and comedies, including Mario Bava’s »

- Nick Vivarelli

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June 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dog Soldiers, Needful Things, The Island Of Dr. Moreau

22 June 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Another big week of DVD and Blu-ray releases for genre fans out there as we’ve got several cult classics coming to Blu-ray and more than a dozen indie films headed home on DVD as well on June 23rd. Scream Factory is showing Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers some love on Tuesday with their Collector’s Edition Combo set and Kino Lorber is also giving a high-def overhaul to both Needful Things and The Island of Dr. Moreau too. The provocative horror fantasy Horsehead is also arriving on both Blu and DVD and for any longtime Ryan Gosling fans out there, you’ll undoubtedly want to snag a copy of Young Hercules: The Complete Series which is coming to DVD for the first time ever this week.

Dog Soldiers Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on »

- Heather Wixson

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'Malicious' Sex Symbol Who Became a Worldwide Sensation in the '70s Found Dead: Antonelli Led Troubled, Tragic Life

22 June 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' actress. Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' sex symbol who led troubled life found dead (Note: This Laura Antonelli article is currently being revised and expanded.) Laura Antonelli, for a brief while an international star thanks to scandalous sex-themed movies such as Malizia and The Divine Nymph, and who later became enmeshed in scandal and personal turmoil, was found dead by her housekeeper on Monday morning, June 22, '15, at her home in Ladispoli, in the outskirts of Rome. Antonelli had reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack. She was 73. Long after her cinema heyday, in the early '90s Antonelli made headlines following a botched plastic surgery that left her face somewhat disfigured. Also at that time, she found herself accused of drug trafficking by Italian authorities. Both incidents led to lengthy, traumatizing judicial battles. From gym teacher to 'girl bomb' Born Laura Antonaz on Nov. 28, 1941, in Pula, in the then Italian province of Istria, »

- Andre Soares

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Now On Blu-ray: Mario Bava's Evil Eye And Jean Rollin's The Escapees

19 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Kino International and their Redemption Films imprint continue to release quality Eurohorror films in the USA with these new additions to the line. We have one fairly well-known film among genre cinema fans in Mario Bava's Evil Eye (The Girl Who Knew Too Much), and one lesser known gem from Jean Rollin in The Escapees. Are they worth your money? I think so....

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Quentin Tarantino Holds Court at Italy’s David Di Donatello Film Awards

12 June 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Quentin Tarantino held court Friday at Italy’s 59th David di Donatello Awards in Rome, which he attended to collect prizes from several years back for “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” and where Italian director Francesco Munzi’s potent Mafia drama “Black Souls” made a clean sweep, scooping nine prizes.

A relaxed Tarantino and girlfriend Courtney Hoffman pranced down the Rome Teatro Olimpico red carpet, mobbed by paparazzi and TV crews.

Onstage Tarantino was asked: “What ingredients does a Tarantino movie need to have?”

“Usually a healthy combination of horrible violence and funny comedy,” he answered. “I think the blood and the comedy together is one of the things you really need for an ‘à la Tarantino’ movie.”

Asked if he’d ever thought of making a Mafia pic, Tarantino replied: “I could totally do it! A favorite Italian director of mine is Fernando Di Leo, who specialized in making Mafia movies, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Daily | DVD/Blu-ray | Costa-Gavras, Visconti, Ozu

3 June 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Olivier Assayas has managed to squeeze 22 films onto his list of top ten Criterion releases. His #1: Luchino Visconti's The Leopard. And we've rounded up reviews of three crime dramas by Yasujiro Ozu, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le silence de la mer, Jean Renoir's The River, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Merchant of Four Seasons, Helma Sanders-Brahms’s Germany Pale Mother, Charlie Chaplin's Limelight, Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace, Walerian Borowczyk's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne and twelve films by Koji Wakamatzu. Plus two video interviews with Costa-Gavras and reviews of his Z, The Confession and State of Siege. » - David Hudson »

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Happy Birthday Vincent Price! A Look Back at Vincentennial

27 May 2015 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today is Vincent Price’s 104th Birthday! Price was born here in St. Louis on this date in 1911 and is the most iconic movie star to hail from our city. Price, who died October 25th 1993, was also a gourmand, author, stage actor, speaker, world-class art collector, raconteur, and all-around Renaissance man. Vincent Price was simply one of the most remarkable people of the 20th Century. Four years ago we had the opportunity to celebrate his 100th birthday and St. Louis was the place to do it. I teamed up with Cinema St. Louis to present Vincentennial, The Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, an event that lasted through much of the Spring of 2011. The following year Vincentennial won two coveted Rondo Awards, one for “Best Fan Event” and a second for myself as “Monster Kid of the Year” for directing the event. The Rondo Awards are prestigious Fan Awards given out »

- Tom Stockman

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Forbidden Empire – The Review

19 May 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the grand tradition of Russian fantasy films comes a new version of the supernatural legend of The Viy, written by Nicolai Gogol and previously filmed several times, most memorably by Mario Bava as one of the tales in Black Sabbath, (easily my favorite due to the participation of Boris Karloff.).

In Forbidden Empire, a young English cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) takes to the road after being chased out of the house by his lovers Father, played by Charles Dance, after being caught in bed with her.

Looking very much like a Terry Gilliam movie, with the frame over crowded with bizarre machinery, filthy looking characters in period costume (set in the 18th century) and lots of cgi monsters, Forbidden Empire is a beautiful film to behold and more than a little disjointed and episodic.

But like classic Russian fantasy films of the past such as Sword and the Dragon, »

- Sam Moffitt

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May 19th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Zombeavers, Stigmata, Evil Eye

18 May 2015 9:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, we’ve got an insane amount of horror and sci-fi home entertainment choices getting released on Tuesday, including the latest from Scream Factory, Stigmata, and Kino Lorber is bringing us another Mario Bava cult classic to high-def in the form of Evil Ey,e and the recent horror comedy Zombeavers is looking to make a splash on DVD as well.

Anchor Bay is also unleashing The Vatican Exorcisms on May 19th and Olive Films is bringing a double dose of classic terror to Blu-ray with their releases of Peter Benchley’s Creature and It! The Terror from Outer Space. Indie horror fans have a ton of titles this week arriving on DVD to choose from and we’ve also got new high-def releases for both Poltergeist sequels and Terminator 2: Judgment Day too.

Evil Eye- Featuring The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

While vacationing in Italy, »

- Heather Wixson

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Cannes: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Influenced ‘Tale of Tales’

14 May 2015 1:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Italian director Matteo Garrone first came to Cannes in 2002 with his dark drama “The Embalmer,” which screened in Directors’ Fortnight. He then graduated to competition, scooping nods with gritty crimer “Gomorra” in 2008 and “Reality” in 2012. Now Garrone is back on the Croisette with “The Tale of Tales,” a bold English-language horror/fantasy toplining Salma Hayek – as a Spanish queen who eats a raw dragon’s heart – Vincent Cassel and John C. Reilly, which premieres on Thursday night..

Your film is based on stories from a collection of fairy tales by 17th century Italian author Giambattista Basile, containing the earliest versions of famous fables like “Rapunzel,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella.” What drew you to the material?

The beauty of the characters, their visual richness, the originality of the stories. Basile depicted a world that mixes reality and fantasy, comedy and tragedy, the sublime and the scatological. It’s familiar to me. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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The Beyond: Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

7 May 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

“In my entire career, I only made big bullshits. . . . I’m just a craftsman. A romantic craftsman,” Mario Bava once said of his films. Despite his flippant, and often humble, protests, the director displayed a stunning artistry and elegance that betrayed his painterly ambitions — a style his successors spent their careers reflecting…

The post The Beyond: Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Cannes: Wild Bunch adds new Bercot, Dardennes

6 May 2015 3:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Other new titles on the Cannes slate include films by Nicole Garcia and Cristian Mungiu.

Wild Bunch is to kick off sales on Emmanuelle Bercot’s upcoming drug scandal tale 150 Milligrams at the Cannes Marché next week.

Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen has signed to star as a lung specialist who discovers a link between a series of mysterious deaths and a state-approved drug.

The film is inspired by France’s real-life health scandal revolving around the diabetes drug Mediator, which is estimated to have caused the deaths of around 2,000 people before it was withdrawn from pharmacies in 2009.  

Bercot and co-writer Séverine Bosschem’s screenplay is based on the book Médiator 150Mg: Combien de Morts? by Irène Frachon, a pulmonologist who was one of the first medical professionals to spot the link and suggested there had been a cover-up.

“It’s not a direct adaptation but rather inspired by the affair… it’s a sort »

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