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31 Netflix Instant Titles to Get You Ready for Halloween

4 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, »

- Heather Wixson

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Watch the trailer for Russell Crowe's epically-sized directorial debut, 'The Water Diviner'

16 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Go big or go home": A skateboarder mindset, a Sarah Palin slogan, the name of a "Parks & Recreation" episode," and now, the guiding mantra of Russell Crowe's directorial debut, "The Water Diviner." Via the magic of Twitter, Crowe debuted the first trailer for the war drama, a shiny blockbuster reminiscent of the high-impact Hollywood productions that shaped the actor's career. When it's not blowing up World War I battlefields, it's swelling with emotional power strings. Written by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios (both involved with Guy Pearce's "Jack Irish" movies), "The Water Diviner" follows a father from New Zealand who flocks to Turkey to find his two sons, gone missing after the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli. Working with remaining troops (including an Australian Liuetentn played by Jai Courtney), Crowe's Connor burrows into the mystery, which appears to flash back and forth between his search and his son's time in the trenches. »

- Matt Patches

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Film Review: ‘Dracula Untold’

30 September 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s nothing new under the moon in “Dracula Untold,” a decorous but dull origin story that attempts to turn history’s most famous vampire into a kind of male Maleficent — a misunderstood husband/father/ruler who turned to the dark side out of the noblest intentions. What next? “Freddy Krueger Meets Dr. Freud?” Lavishly mounted by first-time feature director Gary Shore, minus the cheeky good humor that propelled his 2006 creature-feature short “The Draft,” this Legendary-Universal co-production (which opens today overseas, 10 days ahead of its domestic bow) looks to scare up only modest Halloween-season biz amid competition from Warners’ “Annabelle” (out Oct. 3) and U’s own “Ouija” (out Oct. 24).

Like Bram Stoker before them, screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (the forthcoming “Gods of Egypt”) take their inspiration from the real historical figure of Vlad Dracula (aka Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-century Transylvanian prince, taken hostage as a teenager »

- Scott Foundas

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The trailer for Shadow of Mordor teases an epic new Lord of the Rings story

30 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

This December, The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies will represent the final chapter in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings saga. Telling all of the main stories, there will be nothing significant written by J.R.R. Tolkien to adapt (aside from The Silmarillion). But, like Star Wars, there is an expanded universe of Middle-Earth tales left to tell. The new video game Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor looks to be the single most ambitious attempt to tell a Lord Of The Rings story since Jackson's »

- Alex Maidy

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Peter Jackson explains how he’s expanding the source material for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

28 September 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than three months to go before we return to Middle-earth for the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson has been talking to Total Film about the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and specifically how he’s expanding the source material in order to provide a suitably epic climax to his Lord of the Rings prequel.

“We’re developing more story with the elves and with Gandalf. We’re developing the character of Bard the Bowman. We’re able to expand what was there, bring in a little bit extra to the mythology and open it up a bit. What we’re trying to do is have a lot of that conflict and resolution happen during the course of the battle, so it doesn’t just become all action. There’s still a plot with the characters to follow, even though they’re »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Jackson explains how he's expanding The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

28 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

In issue 225 of Total Film magazine, Peter Jackson tells us about closing out the Hobbit trilogy with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad - Jackson explains how he's developing the story and expanding certain roles to ensure that the third Hobbit is suitably epic in scope. "We're developing more story with the elves and with Gandalf," he reveals. "We're developing the character of Bard the Bowman [Luke Evans]. We're able to expand what was there, bring in a little...

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- Total Film

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EW discusses the derivative-yet-original brilliance of 'Shadow of Mordor'

26 September 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

While plenty of The Lord of the Rings games have been released, few have taken so much mind-share of the industry as Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has—and the game hasn’t even come out yet. The game promises an interesting spin on the third-person action genre, which has recently been dominated by games like the Batman: Arkham series—which is published by the same company as Mordor, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Mordor comes from Monolith Studios, however, who are no strangers to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world. The studio has aimed to make a game fun enough for both die-hard »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Marton Csokas Talks The Equalizer, Collaborating with Antoine Fuqua, His Character’s Tattoos, and The Lord Of The Rings

26 September 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now playing in theaters is director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.  Adapted from the 1980s TV series of the same name, the pic reteams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director as he plays a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  The film also stars Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas, Haley BennettDavid Harbour, and Bill Pullman.  For more on the film, read Matt's review or click here for all our previous coverage which includes clips, on-set interviews, trailers, and more. While at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an interview with Marton Csokas (he plays the main villain).  He talked about collaborating with Antoine Fuqua, how the tattoos helped inform who the character was (his character has a lot »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New Zealand Picks ‘Dead Lands’ For Oscar Consideration

25 September 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – New Zealand has picked the Maori-language “The Dead Lands” as its contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language Oscar section.

Directed by Toa Fraser (“Giselle), the film is an action picture about a young man’s quest to avenge his dead father’s murder.

It stars James Rolleston (“Boy,” “The Dark Horse”), Lawrence Makoare (“Die Another Day,” “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”), Te Kohe Tuhaka (“Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business”), George Henare (“Once Were Warriors”), Xavier Horan (“The Dark Horse”) and Rena Owen (“Once Were Warriors”).

Magnet Releasing will release the film in the Us. Transmission Films will release it widely in New Zealand on Oct. 30, having previously given it a low-key Oscar qualifying run Sept. 11-17. International sales are handled by Xyz Films.

The selection was made by the New Zealand Oscar Selection Committee comprising Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, David Coulson, Ngila Dickson, »

- Patrick Frater

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Oscar Race: New Zealand Picks ‘The Dead Lands’ for Foreign-Language Race

25 September 2014 7:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Zealand has selected Maori-language “The Dead Lands” as its entry in the Oscar foreign-language race.

Toa Fraser’s film centers around a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, who must avenge his father’s murder. Starring James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, George Henare, Xavier Horan and Rena Owen, “Dead Lands” played in Toronto earlier this month.

See also: “The Dead Lands” review

A U.K./New Zealand co-production, this is Fraser’s fourth film and was scripted by Glenn Standring.

The Kiwi selection committee includes Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, David Coulson, Ngila Dickson, John Toon and is chaired by Nzfc CEO Dave Gibson, who called the film “beautifully shot and deftly told, with an amazing cast of warriors.”

Pic has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for U.S. distribution.

The deadline for submitting films to the foreign-language race is Oct. 1. Nominations come out Jan. 15 and »

- Shalini Dore

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Tom Hiddleston Cast In 'Skull Island'

24 September 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Legendary Pictures has confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will star in "Skull Island," a film exploring the mythical home of King Kong, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts assuming the role of director. It's unclear what character Hiddleston will portray, but he will almost definitely be the film's lead. Legendary has not revealed any more plot information, nor whether it will have any connection to the original 1933 "King Kong" or Peter Jackson's 2005 remake. "Skull Island" was originally announced during Legendary's panel at Comic-Con International in July, with a very short teaser trailer and few other details. The production company did say that the movie will "take audiences deeper inside the rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions," citing 2013's "Pacific »

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The Hobbit’s Dean O’Gorman Signs On To Play Kirk Douglas In Trumbo

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting a Hollywood biopic must be difficult, not least because you have to find contemporary stars who vaguely resemble past ones. That’s one of the many problems facing the producers of Trumbo, a biopic about the famous Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

So far, casting has been going well, and today, the producers can scratch another name off their list, as they’ve found the man to play actor and Trumbo defender Kirk Douglas.

Dean O’Gorman, best known for his role as Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies, has come on board Trumbo in the part of the iconic Hollywood star. He’ll join an ever-growing cast that already includes Bryan Cranston in the titular role, David James Elliot as John Wayne, Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife, and Helen Mirren as the gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

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- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Predict Best Production Design Oscar: 'Grand Budapest Hotel'? 'The Hobbit'?

22 September 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Oscar for Best Production Design -- often associated with lavish sets, interiors, and settings -- is usually awarded to period films or fantasies. The most recent winner was "The Great Gatsby," set in the opulent Long Island homes of the wealthy, and other recent winners include period pieces "Lincoln," "Hugo," "Memoirs of a Geisha," and "The Aviator," as well as fantasies "Alice in Wonderland," "Avatar," and "Pan's Labyrinth." -Break- Predict Best Costume Design Oscar: Will period and fantasy continue to dominate? "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was nominated in 2012, and the final chapter of Peter Jackson's trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," could earn a return bid; production designer Dan Hennah previously won for Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Other previous winner...' »

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'Hobbit' Actor to Play Kirk Douglas in Bryan Cranston's 'Trumbo' (Exclusive)

22 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Trumbo has found its Kirk Douglas. Dean O’Gorman, who plays the dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptations, will portray the iconic actor in the Dalton Trumbo biopic starring Bryan Cranston. Jay Roach is directing the indie, which sees Cranston portraying the screenwriter who was blacklisted in Hollywood’s golden age for his ties to the Communist party. The movie already has David James Elliot playing Hollywood icon John Wayne, Michael Stuhlbarg as actor Edward G. Robinson. There’s also Diane Lane as Trumbo’s wife and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. The cast also includes John Goodman, Peter Mackenzie

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Altitude to sell zombie horror Wyrmwood

19 September 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude Film Entertainment sinks teeth into Australian zombie thriller, which world premieres today.

UK-based Altitude Film Sales has secured international sales for Wyrmwood from Australian film-makers, the Roache-Turner Brothers.

The zombie action thriller, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and written by Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, will receive its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin today (Sept 19).

The film is produced by the Roache-Turner Brothers’ Guerilla Films and stars Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill.

Mostly self-financed, and using a social media campaign, the film was finished with the support of completion funding from Screen Australia.

Mike Runagall, MD of Altitude Film Sales, said watching the film transported him back “to the unadulterated fun of the early work of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson”.

Studiocanal has acquired distribution rights to Australia, New Zealand and UK. North American Rights are handled by Xyz Films.

“Australia makes such great genre films,” said writer-director Kiah Roache-Turner. “Films like Mad »

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New Posters for The Hobbit 3, Interstellar, Dracula Untold, and Fury

18 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Hey fans of movie posters. Check out a handful (okay, just six) that have been percolating around the interwebs this week. Up first, here’s a big ol banner for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”: Up next, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” offers up three new posters: Gary Shore’s “Dracula Untold” tells the real story in a new poster: And finally, Brad Pitt and company assemble in a new poster for David Ayer’s “Fury”: »

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Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2014: The Wild, the Weird and the Totally True

18 September 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

We've spent months gorging on galaxy-traveling guardians, giant toy robots and angry lizards, ape-populated planets and a genetically enhanced Scarlett Johansson. Now that summer is basically over, we are expected to go from fluffy to heavy, and prepare ourselves for a season of prestige pics, biopics and soon-to-be Oscar picks. Yes, there are some popcorn movies coming out between now and December — a new Hunger Games entry, a long-awaited Dumb and Dumber sequel, the final chapter of Peter Jackson's Hobbit franchise — but for the most part, the fall is »

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Huston to Follow Heston as Ben-Hur Casting Announced

17 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jack Huston cast in 'Ben-Hur' remake? 'Boardwalk Empire' actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest Ben-Hur "remake," to be jointly produced by Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. I have "remake" between quotes because officially this fourth big-screen version of the semi-biblical epic (more on that below) isn't an actual remake of either the multiple Oscar-winning 1959 Ben-Hur or its 1925 predecessor, but a direct adaptation of former Civil War general Lew Wallace's 1880 bestselling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which happens to be conveniently in the public domain. Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include the Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy thriller Wanted and the supernatural cult classic Night Watch, has been attached as director of what is in fact A Tale »

- Andre Soares

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Tom Hiddleston Cast in King Kong Movie Follow-Up Skull Island

17 September 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Acting alongside Chris Hemsworth in Thor was cool and all, but is there anything that tops sharing the screen with a colossal gorilla? We'll have to ask Tom Hiddleston! The 33-year-old Avengers star is set to star in a new King Kong movie called Skull Island! Per Legendary, the production company behind the flick, Skull Island will look into the cinematic origins of the feared ape, particularly the island he comes from. This is the follow-up film to the 2005 movie King Kong, which was directed by Peter Jackson. Legendary debuted a teaser trailer at San Diego's Comic Con in July. In it, viewers got a glimpse of the eerie placed that birthed King Kong—and there were dinosaurs, monstrous urchins and giant »

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in King Kong Prequel, Skull Island

16 September 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures revealed that it's developing a "King Kong" prequel, called "Skull Island," focusing on the island where the giant ape lives. Soon after, we heard that "Attack the Block" helmer Joe Cornish was being considered to direct. Meanwhile, "King Kong" director Peter Jackson wanted Guillermo Del Toro to get behind the camera. Now comes word that the job went to Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer). And the star of the new film will be Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers). "Skull Island" is set to hit theaters on November 4th, 2016. »

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