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Terrorizing tykes. Corruptible kids. Menacing mop-tops. Problematic pubescent. However one might want to use their alliterative labeling when it comes to troubled young people and the trauma they cause (or the trauma that gravitates to them) in the world of cinema it is always fascinating to see the suspense, aggravation and psychological ramifications behind such happenings.
Kid Power, Kid Sour: Top 10 Misguided Youngsters in Film looks to examine some of the young people involved in such disturbing dilemmas within various facets in cinema. So let us check out a selection of these impressionable violators (in some cases victims) and contemplate their predicaments at hand, shall we?
1.) Rhonda Penmark from The Bad Seed (1956)
In playing the little pig-tailed sociopath Rhonda Penmark in Mervyn LeRoy’s Oscar-nominated film The Bad Seed, child actress Patty McCormack received an Academy Award nomination as the kid killer without a conscious. Spoiled and devious to a fault, »
- Frank Ochieng
Saving Grace B. Jones is a suspenseful tale that takes you to a 1950's small town in the Midwest, where a gentle family man, Landy (Michael Biehn), and his wife, Bea (Penelope Ann Miller), fight to release his sister Grace from a state asylum for the insane. Grace (Tatum O'Neal) was sent there after a horrible incident on her wedding day 20 years before left her mentally deranged. Landy brings her home but the local townspeople are distrustful of this damaged woman who alternates between quiet acceptance and wild rants. They soon have bigger problems when a horrific rainstorm threatens to flood the town. In the midst of this natural disaster, Grace experiences a crisis and sets out on a deadly rampage to destroy those who cross her. The unrelenting rain masks the true pathological extremes of an unhinged woman bent on revenge. We have your exclusive look at the DVD box art and poster, »
Heading to DVD on May 27th, Connie Steven(The Party Crashers, Back To The Beach)’s Southern Gothic Thriller Saving Grace B. Jones looks like it could be some fun, boasting a cast filled with Michael Biehn, Scott Wilson and Tatum O’Neal. Judging from the trailer, it seems like it could be a decent little thriller. As always, fright fiends, we’ll check it out and fill you in whether to catch this one or not.
“In the Heartland of America, during one of the most disastrous floods in history, the lives of one couple become chaotic when the man’s sister comes to live with them after being released from a local insane-asylum….based on a true story.”
Cast: Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Oscar Winner Tatum O’Neal (This Is 40, Paper Moon), Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’S Way, Big Top Peewee), Three time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie (Carrie, »
- Jerry Smith
Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Stephen King retrospective Kingdom Of Fear continues at the Tiff Bell Lightbox tomorrow night with a screening of Brian De Palma's Carrie and we want you to be there!The very definition of the teenage outcast, sixteen-year-old Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is mousy, withdrawn, friendless, tormented at home by her fanatically religious mother (Piper Laurie) and at school by her mercilessly nasty peers -- not to mention the fact that she has powerful telekinetic abilities that wreak havoc when she loses control of her emotions. Things suddenly start looking up for the hapless Carrie when the most popular boy in school asks her to the prom -- but when the school bitch and her delinquent boyfriend (Nancy Allen and John Travolta)...
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Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in ‘Still Alice’: Family drama also to star Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin (photo: Kristen Stewart at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival) Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart have joined Julianne Moore in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s family/crippling disease drama Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova’s novel. Julianne Moore will play a psychologist, Alice Howland, who discovers she’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart will be her youngest daughter, Lydia, who becomes closer to Alice as a result of her illness. If all goes as planned, production on Still Alice will kick off in early March in New York City. TheWrap broke the Kate Bosworth-Alec Baldwin-Kristen Stewart Still Alice casting story, adding that Memento Films International is selling the film at Berlin’s European Film Market. Reportedly thanks to Julianne Moore’s attachment, »
- Andre Soares
In ratings news, Looking was, well … a disappointment. It lost half of Girls‘s lead-in, but it did double its audience with the replays, and hopefully will improve that when all the viewers from HBO Go and On demand are counted. But still … it’s not good.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Looking, the network has posted the full episode here.
After healthy ratings lately, NBC has renewed Days of Our Lives through September 2016.
Christian Jessen, British TV Doctor, To Test Ex-Gay Therapy Methods On Cure Me, I’m Gay
Hugh Laurie called for a boycott of Russian vodka, and paid the Twitter price.
This is the Canadian Bobsled Team
Double checking our race weight for the 4man Sunday @CDNOlympicTeam #whateverittakes @McNaughtonJames @TimRandall86 pic. »
For 40 years, working for Columbia Pictures and then Universal Intl., he produced movies in a variety of genres. There were Westerns such as “The Cimarron Kid,” starring Audie Murphy, and “Return of the Seven,” as well as comedies such as “Francis Joins the Wacs,” starring Donald O’Connor. Richmond was also an uncredited producer on the Elvis Presley pic “It Happened at the World’s Fair.”
In the 1950s he partnered with his close friend Tyrone Power to form Copa Prods. The company’s first movie, “Count Three and Pray,” introduced Joanne Woodward to films. In 1959, during the filming of “Solomon and Sheba,” Richmond was devastated when Power, »
- Carmel Dagan
Another year has come to an end, which means it's time for the Dread Central staff to weigh in with their picks of the best and worst of 2013's horror offerings. We're giving you a full dozen lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers.
We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers. We averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:
Worst: Texas Chainsaw 3D
Runners-up: The Purge, The Last Exorcism Part II
Check out the Dread Central staff's Best of and Worst of lists for 2013 by following the links below!
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8 items from 2014
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