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Sharknado Alert! Tara Reid Headlines Newest Rock and Shock Guest List Update!

5 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just when you thought it was safe to travel to New England, Rock and Shock announces Tara Reid is among the newest crop of guests attending the 11th annual event. We all know wherever Tara goes, a sharknado can't be far behind.

In anticipation for the October 17-19 event in Worcester, Ma, Rock and Shock organizers have been busy over the past couple of weeks announcing the guest list a few names at a time in true cliffhanger fashion, keeping fans of the event glued to social media to catch the next name.

In addition to Reid, Rock and Shock has announced a slew of other guests, including festival favorites Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and William Forsythe. Also, Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini, Lynn Lowry, John Russo, Kristina Klebe, Justin Beahm, and Jack Bennett have been added as well.

Saturday's headline musical act was also revealed. Gwar will be »

- Scott Hallam

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Bill Hader’s List of 200 Essential Comedies Everyone Should See

22 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bill Hader has come a long way since his stint on Saturday Night Live, creating many popular characters and impersonations such as Stefon, Vincent Price and CNN’s Jack Cafferty. He is one of the highlights in such films as Adventureland, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express, and so it is easy to see why author Mike Sacks interviewed him for his new book Poking A Dead Frog. In it, Hader talks about his career and he also lists 200 essential movies every comedy writer should see. Xo Jane recently published the list for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet. There are a ton of great recommendations and plenty I haven’t yet seen, but sadly my favourite comedy of all time isn’t mentioned. That would be Some Like It Hot. Still, it really is a great list with a mix of old and new. »

- Ricky

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Classic Film Noir Laura Will Get The Remake Treatment From James Ellroy

28 August 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was only a matter of time before the Hollywood remake factory got their grubby little paws on a bonafide classic. It’s one thing to run films like Robocop and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles through the remake/reboot/sequel mill, but quite another to pounce on an unsuspecting film noir from the 1940s. That’s right: there’s a Laura remake in the works, and someone has got James Ellroy to write the script.

What is Laura, you ask? Sit down, children, and listen. Laura is film noir directed by Otto Preminger and stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price. It centers around the investigation of the death of Laura (Gene Tierney) by a tough-guy detective who begins to fall in love with her – posthumously, of course. Tales are told of Laura, who she was, and why she died, and a picture slowly begins to build »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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James Ellroy Will Write Film Noir Remake 'Laura'

26 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Celebrated crime author James Ellroy, whose books have been adapted into films such as L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, has signed on to write the screenplay for a remake of the 1944 film noir thriller Laura.

Otto Preminger directed Laura, which centered on a detective who falls for the woman whose murder he is investigating. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price starred in the thriller, which was nominated for five Oscars, including Clifton Webb for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Otto Preminger for best director, with Joseph Lashelle winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Stuart Till is serving as executive producer for Fox 2000, but the project doesn't have a director attached at this time.

Aside from his novels, James Ellroy has also written the screenplays for Street Kings and Rampart.

Laura was released October 11th, 1944 and stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, »

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Watch: Otto Preminger's Film Noir Classic 'Laura' In Full; James Ellroy Penning Remake

26 August 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's beyond dispute — Otto Preminger's 1944 film noir "Laura" is a stone cold classic, so of course it's going to be remade. The original starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andwers, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price, and concerned a murder investigation that turns obsessive. So if there must be a new version, we're glad it's in good hands. THR reports that legendary writer James Ellroy will craft a screenplay for the redo for Fox 2000. The author has dipped his toes into screenwriting before ("Street Kings," "Rampart"), and likely knows first hand how adaptations can both be regrettable ("Black Dahlia") and great ("L.A. Confidential"). We presume Ellroy will examine Vera Caspary's novel, from which Preminger's film was derived, and we're interested to see what his way into the story will be. If you haven't yet seen "Laura" (or want to again), you can watch the whole below with an easy click of the mouse. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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A Journey Through 'Breaking Bad's Perfect Emmy Night

26 August 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was a pretty unforgettable night for the cast of "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. It began here, with Bryan Cranston proving he can rule a 2014 red carpet while rocking a Vincent Price mustache.  He can rule it with his wife too, as Michelle Dockery (in a very "Laugh-In"-themed gown) and Christina Hendricks look on. Here's Anna Gunn arriving. The best "Breaking Bad" fans love Skyler White. Full stop. Aaron Paul and his wife linger inside. Maybe he'll get to mention her website on national TV. Who knows? Here are Vince Gilligan, Gunn, and Cranston mere minutes away from owning the whole evening. When the evening took off, "Breaking Bad" couldn't help but cross paths with other victorious shows. Cranston proved he was in control of the entire night by approaching Julia Louis-Dreyfus and reminding her of exactly who he played on "Seinfeld." Do you think »

- Louis Virtel

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Cover Art Revealed for Lord of Illusions Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

25 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Nightbreed isn’t the only Clive Barker movie getting the collector’s edition treatment from Scream Factory. On December 16th, we’ll also see the release of Lord of Illusions to Blu-ray and we have a look at the new cover art:

via Scream Factory: “Happy Monday everyone! Let’s start off the week right by unveiling the new, Clive Barker-approved artwork for our upcoming Collector’s Edition release of Lord Of Illusions. This sinister vision was created by artist Joel Robinson, who also crafted the designs for Ginger Snaps, Nightbreed Limited Edition and both Vincent Price Collections.

No other details to report (other than this is a blu-ray only release) but extras are in development and will be announced at a later date, along with full specs. National street date is planned for 12/16 and we expect pre-order links to go up sometime in early Sept. If you order »

- Jonathan James

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 5 - HitFix Picks

24 August 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] When folks complain that "The Simpsons" hasn't been good for 15 years, we normally mock them, but as we hit Day 5 of FX's Every Simpsons Marathon, even we have to admit that there is a small shift in quality. There are still great episodes in this period, which goes from "The Canine Mutiny" through "Maximum Homerdrive," but a couple of our intrepid recommenders only took one episode apiece for this period. And we have a trio of "skippable" episodes at the end of the article. Expect the ratio of classic-to-skippable episodes to even out in the last week of the Marathon. And some of the episodes in this period are kinda polarizing. Dave Lewis made "Homer's Enemy" one of this recommendations (and I'd be inclined to agree), but Frank Grimes hater Alan Sepinwall would have written a counterpoint had he had the time. Check out our recommendations for Day »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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Trailers From Hell and Joe Dante on 'Confessions Of An Opium Eater'

22 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Albert Zugsmith’s shining moment in an amiably disreputable career that nonetheless included producing pix by Sirk, Welles and Jack Arnold. Only Fu Manchu is missing from this hypnotically retrograde yellow peril hallucination starring Vincent Price and half the Asian actors in Hollywood. Amazingly, in 1959 William Castle was originally set to shoot this in color with Miiko Taka, star of "Sayonara"–in Tokyo! Although Joe Dante laments the home video unavailability of this title in his commentary from several years ago, we’re happy to report that Warner Archive has since issued a stellar transfer that captures all the weirdo beauty of this uniquely odd movie. »

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Confessions of an Opium Eater

21 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Albert Zugsmith's shining moment in an amiably disreputable career that nonetheless included producing pix by Sirk, Welles and Jack Arnold. Only Fu Manchu is missing from this hypnotically retrograde yellow peril hallucination starring Vincent Price and half the Asian actors in Hollywood. Amazingly, in 1959 William Castle was originally set to shoot this in color with Miiko Taka, star of Sayonara--in Tokyo! Although Joe laments the home video unavailability of this title in his commentary from several years ago, we're happy to report that Warner Archive has since issued a stellar transfer that captures all the weirdo beauty of this uniquely odd movie.

The post Confessions of an Opium Eater appeared first on Trailers From Hell.

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Rockin' Rock and Shock Announces Second Round of Guests for 11th Annual Event

21 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.

Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.

This line-up joins an already alluring celebrity list that includes John Ratzenberger, Jeffrey Combs, and Brad Dourif among others.

More names will be announced in the upcoming weeks so be sure to visit the official Rock and Shock website, "like" Rock and Shock on Facebook and follow Rock and Shock on Twitter »

- Scott Hallam

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Confessions of an Opium Eater

15 August 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Next week at Tfh features a trio of trippy films gathered together under the banner "Just Say No". They include Requiem for a Dream, The Trip, and the subject of today's Saturday Matinee, Confessions of an Opium Eater.  

Producer Albert Zugsmith was a consummate exploitationist, launching his career in 1952 with the berserk red-scare screed, Invasion USA starring Gerald Mohr and Dan O’Herlihy. He would spend the next twenty years rattling off a memorably lurid series of titles stoked by the hottest of hot-button topics, including teenage sex (High School Confidential), collegiate sex (Sex Kittens go to College) and interracial sex (Night of the Quarter Moon). There’s a pattern here if you look real close.

An amiable self-made millionaire who seemed to thrive on the low-down pleasures found on the other side of the tracks, Zugsmith’s first directorial efforts (College Confidential, The Private Lives of Adam and Eve »

- Charlie Largent

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Scream Factory Details The Vincent Price Collection Vol. II

15 August 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last year we fell crazy in love with Scream Factory's The Vincent Price Collection Blu-ray box set. Now the purveyors of all that is spooky cool are back with another round of classic horror goodness featuring the man himself in The Vincent Price Collection Volume II. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados, and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season.

This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together Seven Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of The House On Haunted Hill (1959), The Return Of The Fly (1959), The Comedy Of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man On Earth (1964), The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again »

- Steve Barton

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Movies This Week: August 15-21, 2014

15 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

The Austin Film Society's "Films Of Roger Corman" series (Jette's preview) continues this weekend at the Marchesa with 1961's The Pit And The Pendulum starring Vincent Price. Tonight's screening is a Free Member Friday event for any members of Afs (with General Admission tickets also available). It will also screen again on Sunday afternoon. Tom Gilroy's The Cold Lands is scheduled for a "Best of the Fests" booking on Tuesday at the Marchesa and Thursday's Essential Cinema selection features Barbara Stanwyck (Elizabeth's preview) in William Wellman's Lady Of Burlesque. This extrememly rare 35mm print is on loan from the Library Of Congress, making it a night you won't want to miss! 

Austin Film Society is also presenting the Texas premiere of Sin City: A Dame To Die For in 3D on Wednesday evening at the Paramount. Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and (just announced!) Frank Miller will be in attendance for an introduction, »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Scream Factory Unveils Vincent Price Collection II Details

15 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Vincent Price Collection Volume II is one of the most eagerly-awaited sets of the year for me. Today, Scream Factory broke down what's going to be enclosed in this presentation when it arrives on October 21st.

This 4-disc collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together seven Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of The House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Return of the Fly (1959), The Comedy of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Tomb of Ligeia (1964), Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972).

The post Scream Factory Unveils Vincent Price Collection II Details appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Bonus Features Revealed for The Vincent Price Collection II

15 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Blu-ray release I’m most excited for this year is The Vincent Price Collection II, a follow up to last year’s Scream Factory collection with seven more Vincent Price movies making their debut on Blu-ray, including The House on Haunted Hill. Here’s a look at the official list of bonus features:

“On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together Seven Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of The House On Haunted Hill (1959), The Return Of The Fly (1959), The Comedy Of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man On Earth (1964), The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again »

- Jonathan James

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Holy Criminal Reincarnation! : Top 10 Underused TV Batman Villains Repackaged in the Movies

9 August 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We are incorporating two elements here in the Caped Crusader’s universe: applying the Batman 60′s ABC-tv show (1966-1968/3 seasons) with the Batman film franchise (1989 and beyond). The link that we are looking for to connect Batman’s cheesy television past and its current and future filming state of mind is the conception of repackaging the Dynamic Duo’s cartoonish villains from the small screen and giving them new life on the big screen in the millennium. Let’s examine this line of reasoning, shall we?

As any Batman enthusiast (or casual observer) knows about the campy TV series back in the late 60′s is that the main off-kilter charm was the colorful and wacky regular guest star villains that populated the program many times through the three-year broadcast on the network. Household hooligans such as Catwoman, the Joker, the Penguin and the Riddler would return and become the routine »

- Frank Ochieng

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-ray Details: Includes Replica Hot Wheels Batmobile

1 August 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The wait for the Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-ray details are over as Warner Home Video has sent over a detailed list of everything packed into this amazing upcoming box set on the heels of its unveiling at Comic-Con a little over a week ago.

Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and also featuring Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee and Sammy Davis Jr., is a combo release that will include remastered versions of all 120 episodes of  the '66 Batman television series on both Blu-ray and Digital HD. A separate DVD set and the ability to purchase the entire series on Digital HD will also be available, but the Blu-ray set is the one fans will want to set their sights on.

Let's focus on the Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-ray and Digital »

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Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Blu-ray Special Features & Collectibles Revealed

25 July 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 75th anniversary celebration of Batman continues. Many lovers of the recent grim takes on Batman first took an interest in the DC Comics character via a much more lighthearted look: the campy 1960′s Batman TV series that starred Adam West and Burt Ward. The infectiously fun comic book adaptation is coming to Blu-ray, and fans of the cowled crusader should be excited by the special features and collectibles that range from new interviews to vintage trading cards.

Batman: The Complete Television Series will be available as a limited edition 13-disc box set Blu-ray release beginning November 11th for $269.97, and it can be pre-ordered now on Amazon for $189.99. The show will also come out on DVD and Digital HD on that day, making its debut on all three formats. The entire 120-episode run of the show will be remastered in high-definition, brining West, Ward, and the show’s plethora »

- Derek Anderson

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-ray box art and special features

25 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s Batman ’66 panel at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the Blu-ray box art for the release of Batman: The Complete Television Series, as well as a list of the special features set to accompany the classic show…

For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray™ ($269.97 Srp). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 Srp) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 Srp) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD. This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of »

- Gary Collinson

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