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Fright At Home – October 6th, 2015

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This week’s Fright At Home is going to be a jam packed one. Quite a few releases hit shelves and online stores today, so it’ll be a bit lengthy. Everything from sci-fi/action to straight up horror, and even some horror/comedy fare thrown in for good measure.

Our last F.A.H. post was a video one, and we’re testing out what format works best for you readers so please feel free to let us know if you prefer written or video rundowns of each week’s releases. Read on!

Nocturna (Alchemy)

It’s Christmastime in New Orleans and children are mysteriously disappearing, stolen from their homes, taken off the street, dozens have vanished without a trace. Detective Harry Ganat and his partner Roy Cody have found a young girl in the home of a murdered swamper and she leads them to the den of her captors… »

- Jerry Smith

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Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films

21 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Warners answers the call for Hammer horror with four nifty thrillers starring the great Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The transfers are immaculate -- Technicolor was never richer than this. The only drawback is that Chris Lee's Dracula has so few lines of dialogue.  On hi-def, Cushing's Frankenstein movie is a major re-discovery as well. Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films Blu-ray The Mummy, Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Taste the Blood of Dracula Warner Home Video 1959-1970 / Color / 1:66 - 1:78 widescreen / 376 min. / Street Date October 6, 2015 / 54.96 Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, George Pastell, Michael Ripper; Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper, Michael Ripper; Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley; Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Linda Hayden, Isla Blair, John Carson, Ralph Bates, Roy Kinnear. <Cinematography Jack Asher; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Christopher Lee Tribute – Mahoning Drive-in Theater – October 3, 2015

4 October 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Hank Reineke

Perhaps it is only fitting that area meteorologists would forewarn ominously that the Mahoning Drive-in Theater’s “Christopher Lee Tribute” might take place on a cold and dark and stormy night. After all, it was the villainous film legacy of the actor – who passed away at age 93 on June 7th of this year – to have frightened generations of moviegoers in such a bleakly nightmarish rain-soaked setting. As it happened, while the shivery autumnal chill on Saturday night was undeniable, there was – happily - nary a sprinkle of precipitation to obscure one’s windshield view of the drive-in’s massive CinemaScope screen.

The Mahoning Drive-in, located amidst the Pocono Mountains surrounding Lehighton, Pennsylvania, is – quite frankly – an anomaly amongst the anomalies of surviving drive-in theaters. Whilst most remaining drive-ins have been forced to move cautiously and expensively to digital projection systems or else suffer their screens going dark, »

- (Cinema Retro)

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200 Greatest Horror Films (190-181)

2 October 2015 9:44 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special Mention: Gojira (Godzilla)

Written and directed by Ishirô Honda

Japan, 1954

Ishiro Honda’s grim, black-and-white post-Hiroshima nightmare stands the test of time. This allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb is quite simply a powerful statement about mankind’s insistence to continue to destroy everyone and everything the surrounds us. With just one shot (a single pan across the ruins of Tokyo), Honda manages to express the devastation that Godzilla represents. Since its debut, Godzilla has become a worldwide cultural icon, but very little is said about actor Takashi Shimura, who adds great depth as Dr. Yamane; his performance is stunning. Special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya originally wanted to use classic stop-motion animation to portray Godzilla, but time and budget limitations forced him to dress actors up in monster suits. Despite this minor setback, Tsuburaya’s scale sets of Tokyo are crafted with such great attention to detail, »

- Ricky Fernandes

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Horror Classics Vol. 1 Released On Blu-ray By Warner Home Video

30 September 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Warner Home Video has a nasty Halloween treat for all: the release of the  Horror Classics Vol. 1 boxed Blu-ray set. The titles are smartly bound in a hardcover book format, complete with some cool graphics. Each of the films contains the original theatrical trailer as well. Here is the official press release:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will scare the heck out of fans when Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed; and The Mummy are released October 6 in the new Blu-ray Horror Classics Vol. 1 Collection, just in time for Halloween celebrations. All films in the collection are newly re-mastered in 1080p HD and packaged in elegant rigid pocketbook style ($54.96 Srp).  

The quartet of classic horror films, featuring cinema monsters Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy, represent classic examples from Hammer Film Productions. Founded in 1934, the British company became best known for a series »

- (Cinema Retro)

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The Oblong Box

29 September 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Scream favorites Vincent Price and Christopher Lee become tangled in an African curse, grave robbing, a premature burial and a clutch of throat-slashings -- yet the two stars have no real scenes together. Steve Haberman's well-researched and insightful commentary tells the story of Gordon Hessler's first production for the English arm of American-International Pictures, a movie planned to be directed by the mysterious Michael Reeves. The Oblong Box Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1969 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date October 20, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Uta Levka, Sally Geeson, Alister Williamson, Peter Arne. Cinematography John Coquillon Original Music Harry Robertson Written by Lawrence Huntington, Christopher Wicking Produced by Gordon Hessler, Louis M. Heyward Directed by Gordon Hessler  

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I've been doing my best to warm up to the filmic output of producer-director Gordon Hessler. I agree that Hessler's three major A. »

- Glenn Erickson

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10 Memorable Vincent Price Characters

7 September 2015 1:33 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

United Artists

In a career that spanned 7 decades, Vincent Price played every character from The Invisible Man to Sir Walter Raleigh, he worked with directors such as Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock and Mario Bava, was good friends with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff and even, courtesy of Thames Television, hosted his own cookery show. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Price is one of Hollywood’s genuine legends, a bona fide movie star with an immediately recognisable voice, and as with most legends, he was looked down upon by the Establishment before finding acceptance within the horror community. From The Invisible Man Returns (1940) to Edward Scissorhands (1990), he created a gallery of characters that deserve to be the envy of most “mainstream” performers.

At a time when voicing cartoon characters was considered at odds with “serious” acting, Price proved you could do both, voicing the villainous Professor Ratigan »

- Ian Watson

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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

40. Road to Perdition

One of the more surprising and lesser-known facts about Sam Mendes’ second film, Road to Perdition, is that it’s actually adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The plot follows Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), an Irish mob enforcer as he goes on the run with his son Michael Jr. after Jr. witnesses a murder and their family is killed in an effort to cover up any witnesses. There’s many great things in this film that standout, such as Jude Law’s creepy performance as assassin Harlen Maguire, one of Paul Newman’s final and finest performances as mob boss John Rooney, and Hollywood got an early look at the talent of Daniel Craig as the unstable Connor Rooney. However, it’s the climax that remains the most memorable thing in it, featuring some of the most iconic work from »

- Staff

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The Week in Star Wars – Rogue One rumours, new Force Awakens footage, Kylo Ren details and more

30 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this packed edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got new footage from The Force Awakens, details on new characters, some Rogue One rumours and more…

Kicking things off this week (as we usually do) with The Force Awakens and we were treated to some new footage for the movie via a teaser trailer. The footage even includes Finn carrying a lightsaber, which is pretty interesting. And for a bit of fun, here’s a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back done in the style of The Force Awakens…

…We’ve also got a some behind the scenes photo and the Bb-8 Empire cover, along with a new image of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, while director J.J. Abrams has been talking about the character, the First Order and Supreme Leader Snoke…

…We also found out this week that The Force Awakens will be taking over IMAX screens for an entire month. »

- Luke Owen

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stormtrooper helmets revealed

24 August 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With filming well underway on Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spinoff movie, Donnie Yen has taken to Instagram to reveal three Stormtrooper helments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He’s since deleted his post, but you can see the helmets here, one of which is the traditional Original Trilogy-era design, along with two new alternatives…

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reportedly digitally recreate Peter Cushing for Grand Moff Tarkin return

See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler »

- Gary Collinson

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Do we really want a digital Peter Cushing in a new 'Star Wars' film?

24 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're at the dawn of a new age. It is, to be blunt, a very creepy new age. If you saw "Ant-Man," you got a glimpse of it in the opening scene where '80s-era Michael Douglas shows up, and for the first time, it felt like they could stage actual dramatic scenes involving actors who have been aged backwards or, in the most extreme possible cases, brought back from the dead. For years, there's been a script in La that has been an example of someone's ambition exceeding the ability of the town's FX artists. "The Gemini Man" was supposed to pit a mysterious serial killer against an older police detective, only to reveal that the killer was a decades-younger clone of the detective, allowing "Unforgiven"-era Clint Eastwood to go head to head with "Dirty Harry"-era Eastwood. That's just an example of who they could cast, of course. »

- Drew McWeeny

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'Rogue One' to Bring Back This Classic 'Star Wars' Villain?

24 August 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that production is under way on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, new rumors about the plot and the cast of characters are starting to come forth, hinting at the anthology movie's connection to the original Star Wars trilogy. We reported earlier this month that Felicity Jones' character may be the daughter of bounty hunter Boba Fett, while another report claimed that Diego Luna's character may be fighter pilot Biggs Darklighter. Today we have another rumor from The Daily Mail, which claims a major character from the original Star Wars trilogy maybe included. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

This unconfirmed report reveals that the late Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, will be digitally re-created to reprise his role in Rogue One. The character reportedly has an important role in the story, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars News: Rogue One’s Donnie Yen Teases New Stormtroopers & New Image of Kylo Ren

24 August 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s been a Star Wars kind of day here on HeyUGuys, kicking off the Monday morning blues with the news that Peter Cushing might be back in Star Wars: Rogue One via the morbid magic of CGI, now we have some other images to further tantilise and excite. First up we have an instagram picture

The post Star Wars News: Rogue One’s Donnie Yen Teases New Stormtroopers & New Image of Kylo Ren appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Rumor: Peter Cushing's 'Tarkin' Returning For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

24 August 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already fairly jam-packed with characters, and we may be able to add a very familiar face from the original trilogy to the roster - albeit, a digital version of it. The Daily Mail Online is reporting that the late great Peter Cushing's character from A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin, will be back for Gareth Edwards' movie, which revolves around a group of Rebels attempting to steal the plans for the first Death Star. Tarkin was instrumental in building that technological terror, so it does make sense that he'd factor into this story - but even though completely recreating a deceased actor using CGI has been done before (Oliver Reed in Gladiator, Paul Walker in the recent Fast Furious movie, and even Tarkin himself can be glimpsed briefly at the end of Revenge Of The Sith), this would be the first »

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Moff Tarkin Returns For "Rogue One"?

24 August 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A fascinating new rumor from British paper The Daily Mail indicates that the late acting great Peter Cushing will be digitally resurrected for the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

Cushing, who died of prostate cancer in 1994, played Grand Moff Tarkin in the original "Star Wars," the chief villain of the piece who was in control of the Death Star. 'Rogue One' deals with a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal the plans for said Death Star.

As Tarkin is a key character in the creation of the Death Star, his involvement sounds reasonable. A source tells the paper that this is "one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever."

One complication - Cushing was shot from the knees up throughout the film as he wore slippers rather than the ill-fitting leather riding boots the other Galactic Imperial officer actors had to wear. As a result, »

- Garth Franklin

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Peter Cushing Being Resurrected From The Grave For Star Wars: Rogue One?

24 August 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Digitally enhanced performances have an increased prevalence in Hollywood today, but resurrecting a deceased actor completely remains rare practice. The most famed case is probably Oliver Reed in Gladiator, but that could change with news that Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin might have a part to play in the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One.

Rogue One follows the Rebellion’s efforts to steal Death Star schematics, which positions it firmly before A New Hope in the franchise’s narrative. As a result, it makes sense for Tarkin to be there, but is it a good idea to recreate Cushing rather than recast the part?

Cushing died in 1994, leaving behind him a legacy of great performances. Not least among them was his turn as Tarkin, who for the opening hour at least, vies directly with Darth Vader for the position of A New Hope’s chief antagonist.

The »

- Daniel Kelly

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Star Wars: Rogue One Might Bring Back Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin via CGI

24 August 2015 3:04 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s a strange sign of the times that we’ve now reached so far beyond the ubiquity of CGI in entertainment that the grey-area of bringing back an actor from the dead amounts to a question of credulity rather than morality. According to reports over the weekend Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One is now rumoured to not

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- Jon Lyus

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Star Wars: Rogue One 'to resurrect Peter Cushing via CGI', despite slipper issues

24 August 2015 2:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Late English actor’s villainous Grand Moff Tarkin set to appear again in the spin-off, although actor’s footwear habits mean no Star Wars footage exists of his feet

Peter Cushing will be brought back from the dead via CGI to play the iconic Star Wars villain Grand Moff Tarkin in upcoming spin-off Rogue One, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Furthermore, the newspaper’s source suggests Gareth Edwards’ film, which is set prior to the events of 1977’s Star Wars, will show Tarkin’s role in the “creation” of Darth Vader.

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- Ben Child

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Star Wars: Rogue One could see a major character return

24 August 2015 12:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If reports are correct, a major Star Wars character could be making a return in 2016's spin-off, Rogue One...

Nb: This piece contains a potential spoiler for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As part of its plans for a whole galaxy of Star Wars films, Disney's set to intersperse full-blown sequels with a separate series of spin-offs, starting with next year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As we already know, Rogue One will be set before the events of 1977's A New Hope, and will detail how the Rebels managed to swipe those precious Death Star plans from the evil Empire. Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is at the helm, with the recently-confirmed cast comprising Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen, to name a few.

That's quite a cast. But if a recent report is true, then a particularly famous »

- ryanlambie

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Will Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin Return For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

23 August 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Might we see Grand Moff Tarkin return to a galaxy far, far away? We just may, if the Daily Mail Online is correct. According to them, Peter Cushing will indeed return as the ruthless Grand Moff Tarkin for Gareth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yes, the legendary actor passed away back in 1994 at the age of 81, but death clearly isn’t quite the handicap it used to be in Hollywood.

Apparently, the plan is to recreate the character with Cushing’s likeness using the latest computer-generated wizardry. “This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” a source told the site. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole backstory that will come out.”

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