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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues

10 Stephen King Movies to Cure Your Post-Halloween Blues
Many fans use the whole month of October to celebrate Halloween and the horror genre in general, leading up to October 31, but now that All Hallows Eve has come and gone, the post-Halloween blues may be starting to sink in. Some simply cannot wait another full year to celebrate the genre that they love, and why should they? Horror is not simply limited to Halloween, it's an equal opportunity genre, and there's simply no reason to stop celebrating now that it's November. With that in mind, we'd like to present the top 10 Stephen King movies you should watch, to get out of your post-Halloween funk.

Why Stephen King? Aside from the fact that the author is a certified legend, and there shouldn't even need to be a reason, the author's work is in the midst of an amazing revival. His new adaptations such as It, Netflix's Gerald's Game
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October 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, 976-evil, The Hidden (1987), Jackals

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Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.

For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.

Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition.
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NBC Nabs ‘Bellevue’ Medical Drama From David Schulner & Peter Horton As Put Pilot

NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Bellevue, an hourlong medical drama from David Schulner, Peter Horton and Universal TV. Written by Schulner, Bellevue is produced by Dr. Eric Manheimer, MD, the former medical director at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and author of the memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, on whose true story the series is based. Only one hospital in the world has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from…
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: 7 reasons to get excited

Rob Leane Jun 30, 2017

Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...

Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.

See related Looking back at Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment.
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Arrow Video to Release New Us Blu-ray of Children Of The Corn (1984) This September

"He wants you, too, Malachai!" It changed the way some people looked at crops, and it might have even changed the way you listened to Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," and this September, Children of the Corn (based on the Stephen King short story of the same name) will be coming out on a new Blu-ray from Arrow Video, including a 2K restoration from the original negative and a new audio commentary.

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title: Children of the Corn (Blu-ray)

Based on a short story by Stephen King, The Children of the Corn is a horror classic that has spawned multiple sequels and imitators, but none as harrowing as this masterpiece of horror.

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Release Date: 19 September

He Who Walks Behind The Rows

A young couple travelling cross-country find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin,
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TV News Roundup: ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ Announces London Guests

TV News Roundup: ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ Announces London Guests
In today’s roundup, “The Late Late Show” releases next week’s London lineup, and Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” sets a Season 6 premiere date.

Specials

James Corden announced the lineup for “The Late Late Show’s” London broadcast next week. Corden will be joined in his home country by Nicole Kidman, David Beckham, Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson and Kit Harington. The show will broadcast from Central Hall Westminster at 12:37 a.m. Et/Pt on CBS from June 6 – 8. The late-night segment will also feature music from Harry Styles, Kings of Leon, and a new Carpool Karaoke with Sheeran.

Casting

Janelle Monae and Juno Temple will join the cast for an episode of Amazon’s “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” The episode titled “Autofac” is part of the upcoming 10-episode sci-fi anthology series. The stand-alone episodes are inspired by Philip K. Dick’s short series. Jay Paulson
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Juno Temple and Janelle Monae join Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Juno Temple and Janelle Monae have joined the ever expanding cast of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

The upcoming anthology series that will adapt a different short story per episode from the legendary writer already has some big names attached to star, and now we have learnt that Temple and Monae will be joining the ranks.

The two stars will play lead roles in an episode entitled Autofac, directed by Peter Horton and written by Travis Beachman. The synopsis for the instalment reads:

Despite society and the world as we know it having collapsed, a massive, automatic product-manufacturing factory continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism – humans consume products to be happy, and in order to consume continuously, they must be denied freedom of choice and free will. When a small band of rebels decide to shut down the factory, they discover they may actually be the perfect consumers after all.
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Pfandom: Cool Rider and a Pink (Leading) Lady

on the set of Grease 2, her first lead roleP F A N D O M  

Michelle Pfeiffer Retrospective. Episode 8 

by Nathaniel R 

We've mostly focused on Michelle Pfeiffer's acting in our Pfandom retrospective. We're sure the star who has described herself as "extremely private" would like it that way, but this would be the appropriate time for a brief bit of personal context.

Though the young actress had been working nonstop since the late 70s in television roles and a few features, she'd been struggling offscreen. She was impatient with the way her career was developing. She'd also become involved with a cult, an experience she's always been cagey about in interviews. She had given them too much of her money and was eating strangely at their insistence. In 1981, she took back control of her life.

At the Grease 2 premiere in NYC with her new husband Peter Horton
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The Comeback, thirtysomething, This Is Us: Panels Announced for Atx

Austin is gonna be packed this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this year's Atx Television Festival will include reunions for The Comeback and thirtysomething as well as a This Is Us panel.The Comeback starred Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a former "It Girl" who is desperately clinging to the spotlight. The HBO comedy was cancelled in 2005 and then renewed for a second season in 2014. Thirtysomething starred Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Melanie Mayron, Peter Horton, Patricia Kalember, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig, and Polly Draper as a group of baby boomers negotiating their thirties. The show premiered on ABC in 1987 and ran for four seasons.Read More…
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‘This Is Us’, ‘Thirtysomething’ 30-Year Reunion, ‘The Comeback’ & More Add To Atx Television Festival Slate

NBC’s This Is Us is coming to Austin, Texas as cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and creator Dan Fogelman will be at the Atx Television Festival this summer for a panel on the hit breakout series. Joining them will be NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke and Ep Ken Olin. There’s also a 30-year reunion of ABC’s thirtysomething with cast members Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon. Many of them helmed…
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‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival
The sixth annual Atx Festival already has a slew of exciting reunions set for 2017: an “Alias” writers’ room reunion, a “Northern Exposure” reunion, and a “Designing Women” reunion are all already on the books. Now the stacked lineup is set to squeeze in two more: HBO’s “The Comeback” and the 30th anniversary of “thirtysomething.”

Lisa Kudrow, who co-created, executive produced and starred in “The Comeback,” will join fellow co-creator Michael Patrick King, cast member and producer Dan Bucatinsky, and cast member Laura Silverman for a reunion panel on the cult favorite. Additional cast will be announced at a later date, so here’s hoping Malin Akerman returns to discuss one of her best roles.

Read More: ‘Alias’ Reunion, ‘Parks and Recreation’ Screening Party Highlight New Additions to Atx Television Festival

The Comeback” debuted in 2005 with 13 episodes in its acclaimed first season. Poor ratings and a quick cancelation from
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‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival

‘The Comeback’ Reunion and ‘This Is Us’ Panels Added to Atx Festival
The sixth annual Atx Festival already has a slew of exciting reunions set for 2017: an “Alias” writers’ room reunion, a “Northern Exposure” reunion, and a “Designing Women” reunion are all already on the books. Now the stacked lineup is set to squeeze in two more: HBO’s “The Comeback” and the 30th anniversary of “thirtysomething.”

Lisa Kudrow, who co-created, executive produced and starred in “The Comeback,” will join fellow co-creator Michael Patrick King, cast member and producer Dan Bucatinsky, and cast member Laura Silverman for a reunion panel on the cult favorite. Additional cast will be announced at a later date, so here’s hoping Malin Akerman returns to discuss one of her best roles.

Read More: ‘Alias’ Reunion, ‘Parks and Recreation’ Screening Party Highlight New Additions to Atx Television Festival

The Comeback” debuted in 2005 with 13 episodes in its acclaimed first season. Poor ratings and a quick cancelation from
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‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Comeback,’ ‘thirtysomething’ Panels Added to Atx TV Festival

‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Comeback,’ ‘thirtysomething’ Panels Added to Atx TV Festival
This Is Us” is coming to Austin. The next round of Atx Television Festival panels have been announced, and they include a “This Is Us” discussion, Lisa Kudrow’s “The Comeback,” and a “thirtysomething” reunion.

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke will join “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, executive producer Ken Olin, and stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore for a panel about the biggest success story of the 2016-17 TV season, which recently received a rare two-season renewal.

On the reunion side, “thirtysomething” cast members Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon — many of whom directed episodes of the series when it was on the air and have gone on to direct and produce several other series over the years — will be getting together to mark the 30th anniversary of the series.

Lisa Kudrow’s “The Comeback” is getting the reunion treatment as well. Co-creator
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'Thirtysomething,' 'The Comeback' Reunions and 'This Is Us' Panel Added to Atx Lineup

This Is Us is getting ready to take Austin by storm.

The hit NBC drama will host a panel at the sixth annual Atx Television Festival, set for June 8-11.

Stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia will be joined by NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, creator and showrunner Dan Fogelman, and executive producer Ken Olin

Additionally, Olin will take part in a reunion for the beloved ABC drama thirtysomething at the festival, where he will be joined by fellow stars Patricia Wettig, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield, and David Clennon. The reunion marks the 30th anniversary of the adult...
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From VHS to VOD #1

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I can often spend hours upon hours trawling through iTunes looking for new movies to buy… Usually I’ll randomly come across a title I haven’t seen in years and use the “Cast & Crew” links to make my way down the rabbit hole to the more obscure side of Apple’s digital movie service.

Now whilst many will decry that iTunes is a terrible VOD service due to Apple’s desire to lock its audience to their platforms, if you have an Apple TV or iPad be aware – there are some truly obscure films hidden away in the depths of the vast collection of movies. Some of which have been made available in the UK for the first time since VHS and a Lot that have been added to the service in their original uncut form!

So, with
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Children Of The Corn

Rebecca Lea Oct 17, 2016

Our traipse through the movie adaptations of Stephen King's work arrives at Children Of The Corn...

The film: When Isaac (John Franklin) returns with a group of other children from playing in the cornfields around the town of Gatlin, Nebraska, he leads a revolt that sees the adults slaughtered fast and mercilessly. The only two children who didn’t play in the corn that day, Job (Robby Kiger) and his sister Sarah (Anne Marie McEvoy) remain unhomicidal. Three years later, Vicky (Linda Hamilton) and boyfriend Burt (Peter Horton) are driving near Gatlin when a little boy stumbles in front of their car. He’s had his throat slit and in their quest to get help, the pair find themselves in the midst of Isaac’s not-so-merry band.

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Halloween 2016: 31 Movies to Stream on Netflix this October to Get You into the Spirit of the Season

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One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.

That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.

Creep (2014)

Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.
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Review: ‘Lights Out’ Is Too Dim To Make Its Ambitious Premise Really Shine

Review: ‘Lights Out’ Is Too Dim To Make Its Ambitious Premise Really Shine
Within the first five minutes of David F. Sandberg’s feature film debut, “Lights Out,” an understandably addled character has managed to figure out the primary rule of engaging with the freaky spectre haunting him: She disappears when illuminated. Even while being chased around an appropriately creepy textile factory (is it really necessary to have that many slump-shouldered mannequins just hanging out?) by a stringy-haired and sharp-clawed monster, Paul (Billy Burke) can still figure out what it is that keeps the baddie at bay, a realization that Sandberg telegraphs to both his character and his audience with the minimum of time.

Too bad then that Sandberg can’t keep such a simple and clever premise going during the relatively slim 80 minute runtime of his film, a horror offering that suffers immensely from wicked rule-bending and a disregard for the snappy chills that initially recommend it.

Read More: ‘Lights Out’ Trailer:
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Melanie Mayron On Directing ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Grace and Frankie’ and Age In Hollywood

Melanie Mayron On Directing ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Grace and Frankie’ and Age In Hollywood
Emmy-winning actress Melanie Mayron may still be best known as Melissa Steadman from the ABC hit “thirtysomething,” but she’s had a steady career as a TV director ever since that ’90s drama. This season she helmed four installments of “Jane the Virgin” (and appeared on camera in the recurring role of Professor Donaldson), plus episodes of “Grace and Frankie,” “Faking It” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

What made you interested in directing?

Back in 1976, Claudia Weill directed a movie called “Girlfriends.” It seemed like everybody was out of film school. The energy was so amazing, I was like, “Oh my god, filmmaking is incredible.” When I got on “thirtysomething,” all the guys were lining up [to direct] and I asked every season. They let me do [two episodes]. All of a sudden my agent booked me in all this TV directing. I said, “How come I got so many jobs?” He said, “Good gets you the job.
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