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Let's do the Time Warp again! It's been 40 years since Brad and Janet crossed paths with a "sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" -- and, to celebrate, the core cast members reunited just in time for Halloween. Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and Patricia Quinn (Magenta) sat down with "Today" on the set of their Entertainment Weekly photo shoot, Curry making a rare appearance since suffering a stroke in 2013. Watch the reunion -- and see them all now -- below: In the cute clip, Curry reveals that he was originally going to play Dr. Frank-n-Furter as a German ... but changed his whole performance after a chance encounter on the bus. "One day I was on a London bus," he recalled, "and I heard a woman say, 'Do you have a house in town or a house in the country?' And I thought, »
- tooFab Staff
Many horror fans are looking forward to seeing what tricks and treats will be in store when Tales of Halloween hits select theaters and VOD on October 16th, and to help hold viewers over, Epic Pictures Group has unveiled a new poster for the festive anthology.
A suburban American town is terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers on one Halloween night.
Directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace).
Cast includes Rocky Horror Picture »
- Derek Anderson
Shooting begins Monday in Dallas. Johnathan Brownlee, whose credits include “Decoding Annie Parker” and “Occupy, Texas,” is directing and producing through his Ubiquimedia banner along with Adam Donaghey. Exec producers are Shannon Kincaid, Allen Stringer and David Kiger.
The script, written by Chad Berry and David Langlinais, centers on a woman who was given away at birth by a 16-year-old mother and is searching for her identity and birth parents, and what happens when she finds them.
The script won The Sionna Project screenwriter competition in August. Berry and Langlinais received a $10,000 cash prize, a world premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival in April and a guaranteed national theatrical release from Studio Movie Grill.
It’s the first screenplay for Berry, »
- Dave McNary
Bravo has announced that season two of their Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TV series will debut on Tuesday, December 1st, at 10pm. There will be 13 episodes.
Here are the details:
New York - September 29, 2015 - Bravo Media's first original scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce," from Universal Cable Productions (Ucp), returns for a sophomore season on Tuesday, December 1st at 10pm Et/Pt. Created and executive produced by Marti Noxon, the series follows self-help writer Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) as she navigates being single once again in her 40s. This season, as a new chapter in Abby's professional »
Directed by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman
The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t the first midnight-cult-classic, but the beautiful, weird and dark musical is without a doubt, the most famous. The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week and so what better time to add it to my list of greatest cult films.
For the unfamiliar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film adaptation of a popular musical stage production composed and written by Richard O’Brien, a struggling actor at the time who was best known for his performances in such musicals as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an homage to drive-in double features and science fiction B-movies of the fifties, and ironically, the film itself went on to become the ultimate midnight movie. Trhps opened Sept. »
The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. It opened Sept. 26, 1975, advertised with the iconic poster of a lipsticked mouth with the tagline “A different set of jaws” — a reference to Steven Spielberg’s shark movie, which had opened three months earlier.
Execs at 20th Century Fox knew they had an unusual film which would require a different approach to marketing. Before the film’s U.S. premiere at Los Angeles’ UA Westwood theater, Fox hired a promotion company to distribute flyers to people in line at other films, concerts and clubs, at beaches “and other spots where youth gathers,” said a Daily Variety story at the time. The company handed out 100,000 flyers in the eight weeks before the film opened, which included postage-paid envelopes »
- Tim Gray
Put down your buckets of pig's blood kids, it will not end well for you. In this round-up, we have a Q&A with Emily Lopez from Carrie the Musical which opens on October 8th. Also: more details from Screamfest 2015, From Dusk Till Dawn season 2, and Shawn Scott's novel Apocalypse Swordsman.
Carrie the Musical Q&A: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA – August 19, 2015) Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that Carrie The Musical will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theater, the first theatrical musical at that venue.
Tickets are available beginning Monday, August 24th at www.ExperienceCarrie.com. Carrie The Musical begins previews on October 1, 2015, and officially opens on October 8, 2015. Performances are on sale through November 22.
Directed by Brady Schwind and choreographed by Lee Martino, this immersive staging of Carrie takes the legendary musical off the stage and »
- Tamika Jones
It’s a big week for cult horror fans, as there are some supremely awesome titles making their way home on September 22nd, including The Sentinel from Scream Factory and Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive, which is being released by Arrow Video. For all you Time Warp fans out there, 20th Century Fox is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary in grand style with a stellar Blu-ray set and Kino Lorber is resurrecting the often overlooked early ’90s thriller Lisa, starring the adorable Staci Keanan from My Two Dads.
Other titles being released on Tuesday include Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and a pair of kid-themed Halloween movies perfect for younger viewers this upcoming October.
Meet The Maniac & His Friend. Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater, »
- Heather Wixson
There's straight-to-video shame, then there's straight to TV shame. The following small screen follow-ups, then, are the most shameful of the lot.
Please note, however: all of the following first aired on the small screen. They may have ended up on DVD later, but they're telly specials through and through...
1. Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012)
Returning cast members: None
You'll remember the first two, and might have a dim recollection of the third - new kid, new goons - and the fourth will, hopefully, mean nothing to you (old kid, new actor playing kid, old goons, new actors playing goons, shot in South Africa).
The fifth, however, is the biggest stinker of the lot, a schmaltzy Christmas edition with a new kid, new family and new goons. Also, Malcolm McDowell - of Clockwork Orange fame - is in it, »
Press Release: September 15, 2015: Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to officially unveil its first wave of exciting film announcements for 2015! Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit. These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto, Canadian or International Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival’s 10th Annual Edition this October 15-23, 2015 at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
The First Ten Films!
Deathgasm (New Zealand) Toronto Premiere & Closing Gala Film
In the latest crowd-pleasing horror-comedy from New Zealand that’s taken the festival circuit by storm since its debut at SXSW, »
- Derek Anderson
Hey there, saints and sinners! As Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival continues its North American tour, we’ve got a special offer for our Chicago-based readers. We Got This Covered has managed to sneak into Hell and smuggle out 5 pairs of tickets for the 9/11 showing located at Chicago’s Patio Theater, and we want to give them away for free! The tickets will be raffled off in five pairs of two, so we can send 10 of our lucky readers to the greatest show in the underworld.
Director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer Terrance Zdunich will be in attendance, along with any special guests who may be in the area. New York City attendees were also treated to demented sideshow acts before the screening, so you can expect a night of fun that’s more than just a simple movie experience.
Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival picks up right where the previous episode left off, »
- Matt Donato
Residents of both Heaven and Hell are coming together in Chicago's Patio Theatre this Friday for the Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival experience, and we've been provided with five pairs of tickets to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Winners will get to see the Chicago screening of Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, along with the unique live performances that accompany the film. If you don't win the contest, you can still purchase tickets online.
Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (2) tickets to the 6:45pm Cdt screening of Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival at the Patio Theatre in Chicago this Friday, September 11th.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Devil's Carnival Contest”. Be sure to include your name, guest's name, and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Friday, September 11th. This contest is only open »
- Derek Anderson
"Rocky Horror never surprises me," says Lou Adler, who executive-produced The Rocky Horror Picture Show. "I can be sitting in the most conservative meeting about some other subject, and somebody will say, 'I have to admit...,' and then they give me their Rocky Horror story."
Later this month, Adler will be able to say he's heard four decades' worth of Rocky Horror lore, since the cult movie about newlyweds trapped in a mansion with a "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" will be turning 40. To celebrate, the film will be »
As a devoted lover of the current indie horror scene, there is no horror movie I was anticipating more this year than Tales of Halloween, an anthology film with contributions from 11 of the strongest voices working in the genre today. This is my event film. This is my Avengers. And it does not disappoint. Tales of Halloween isn’t just one of the best anthologies of the last 30 years, but also among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made. It’s funny and bloody and wicked and affectionate towards the genre in a way that few other films are. It’s the most fun I’ve had at a horror movie in a long, long time.
- Patrick Bromley
Being a horror fan is usually the easiest way to earn a raised eyebrow from “normal” society, but being a jazz-squaring, belt singing, musical theatre fan in the horror community will almost always send you off to the isolated Island of Misfit Fandom. Luckily, for the proud and passionate citizens of this island, Darren Lynn Bousman is our proverbial king thanks to creating films like Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’S Carnival, and its sequel, Alleluia! The Devil’S Carnival.
Darren Lynn Bousman teams up again with collaborator Terrance Zdunich for the second installment of their dark fantasy/musical world with Alleluia!. Bousman served as director, while Zdunich reprised his role as Lucifer as well as writing the script and lyrics (with the help of co-composer Saar Hendleman). Set in the same glamorous, colorful, and mystical world, Alleluia! follows a feud between God (Paul Sorvino) and Lucifer, with God »
- BJ Colangelo
One of the best things about the horror genre is its ability to divide audiences and create strong, passionate reactions. We may split on a comedy, sure, because we find different things funny, but chances are we won’t carry that experience with us much past when the end credits roll. Horror is different. Love it or hate it, it sticks with us, and when we see a movie that really speaks to us we connect with it in such way so as to believe the filmmaker has made something that’s just for us.
Few filmmakers embody this ideal more than Darren Lynn Bousman: while his recent output of films might not be for everyone, for the people they are for they are really for. After finding success within the studio system thanks to his trilogy of Saw films and his criminally underrated remake of Mother’s Day, »
- Patrick Bromley
"Enter at your own risk!!" screams a sign early on in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's a fair warning for a film that's as unapologetically bonkers as you'd imagine a Cyndi Lauper sleepover or a John Waters nightmare to be, swimming in batty humour, extravagant costumes and hummable anarchy. With Tim Curry tottering around in high heels and suspenders, and Susan Sarandon harmonising in nothing but her bra, director Jim Sharman's 1975 musical adaptation is a veritable anthem to the odd.
Risky? Yes, but in the intervening 40 years, it's become a cult phenomenon that's stood the test of time remarkably well, partly because it never belonged to a discernible time period anyway. Based on Richard O'Brien's 1973 stage show (then called The Rocky Horror Show), the film sends up and celebrates the schlocky sci-fi/horror tropes of the '30s, '40s and '50s, revelling in a kitschy timelessness. »
Nearly four decades ago, the ultimate midnight movie was released in theaters and to celebrate, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray / DVD on September 22nd, complete with special features aplenty.
Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (July 29, 2015) – Get ready to do the time warp again as The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast, including: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf, The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon passed down from generation to generation. Now, after four decades, it’s back stronger than ever with an all-new Ultimate Collector’s Edition, featuring limited edition packaging, exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings and a soundtrack for its army of die-hard fans!
- Derek Anderson
It's war between heaven and hell in Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, making its world premiere tonight at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre ahead of its upcoming Us tour. We recently caught up with director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich (who plays Lucifer) to talk about the highly anticipated musical film follow-up to 2012's The Devil's Carnival.
On the decision to have heaven as the setting of the sequel:
Darren Lynn Bousman: We always knew that Devil’s Carnival was about more than just the carnival. When we did part one, heaven is only glimpsed at for a few seconds. And we knew that the next one that we did, we had to give heaven the same amount of time we gave hell.
After Devil’s Carnival 1 was completed, Terrance and I started talking about what would heaven look like and what could we do to make the audience excited to see heaven. »
- Derek Anderson
In two weeks, vampires, cannibals, Halloween frights and more will grace the screen at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois for Bruce Cambell's Horror Film Festival. Now a telekinetic kid and and an apocalypse have joined the killer lineup, as both June and JeruZalem will make their U.S. premieres at the festival.
Press Release: "Chicago, Illinois (August 6, 2015) – The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, running August 20 – 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), is proud to announce the addition of two more films to the already bursting schedule.
June, starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Kennedy Brice (The Walking Dead), tells the story of nine-year-old June (Brice), who has been shuffled in and out of foster homes for years. Though she tries to be good, no matter where she goes a trail of chaos and terror seems to follow. »
- Derek Anderson
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