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As part of HitFix's recent Ultimate Horror Movie Poll, genre icon Clive Barker (whose own "Hellraiser" finished at No. 43 on the Top 100) gave us his personal picks for the 10 greatest horror films of all time -- all of which saw release before 1980. If you're looking for Halloween weekend viewing ideas -- and you're not afraid of subtitles and older movies -- this might be a good place to start. After checking out Barker's full list below (not to mention his personal appreciation of "Bride of Frankenstein"), you can peruse over 100 individual Top 10 lists submitted by such names as Scott Derrickson, James Gunn, "Re-Animator" director Stuart Gordon and Cassandra Peterson (a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) by navigating here. 10. Eyes Without a Face (1960) 9. Suspiria (1977) 8. Orpheus (1950) 7. Onibaba (1964) 6. Freaks (1932) 5. The Exorcist (1973) 4. Dracula (1958) 3. Carrie (1976) 2. The Brood (1979) 1. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Clive's personal appreciation of "Bride of Frankenstein": If I had to choose »
- Chris Eggertsen
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's »
- Chris Eggertsen
What scares the scare masters? And after nearly 100 years of horror films, what stand as the best horror films of all time, according to those who make them? After surveying more than a 100 luminaries from the horror world, the clear, unmistakable winner is...William Friedkin's 1973 masterpiece "The Exorcist." When we set out over a month ago to survey horror professionals about the greatest films of the genre, it seemed like an easy enough task: send out a few emails, make a few phone calls, and voila! A fun, endlessly-clickable Halloween feature to definitively determine the Top 100 horror movies of all time. The actual process of compiling it? Not so easy-peasy. The icons of the horror film are a shadowy lot and getting them to set in stone their all time top 10 of the genre took a fair amount of detective work, pleading and horror wrangling. But at the end of the lane, »
- Chris Eggertsen, Emily Rome
Yesterday, Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira, celebrated her birthday, and in this morning's round-up we have details on Sideshow and Tweeterhead's Elvira statue. Also: L. Gustavo Cooper's June on DVD and release details for The Art of Horror and Nightmare Code.
Elvira Statue: "Have you been naughty or nice?
Sideshow Collectibles and Tweeterhead are proud to introduce the Elvira: Scary Christmas Deluxe Maquette. The Mistress of the Dark is decked out in her holiday best with a bag of scare-fully picked toys for naughty girls and boys. Standing 18” tall on a rooftop base, this beautifully detailed statue is the perfect addition to your Elvira collection!"
This figure is expected to ship December 2015 / January 2016 and is available to purchase for $274.00.
To learn more about this product, visit Sideshow Collectible's website at:
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June: Press Release: "Los Angeles (Sept »
- Tamika Jones
On this day in 1996, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and announced that “The Deep End of the Ocean” by Jacquelyn Mitchard would be her first selection. Oprah’s Book Club quickly became a hugely influential force in the publishing world. The popular daytime talk show host's stamp of approval on books often sent them to bestseller lists. Other notable Sept. 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1957: Louis Armstrong canceled his trip to the U.S.S.R.. Announcing that he would not participate in a U.S. government-sponsored tour of the Soviet Union, the jazz musician said, “The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell.” • 1967: The Who ended a nationally televised performance of “My Generation” with a literal bang — an explosion, caused by explosives packed into Keith Moon’s drum kit, rocked the stage, singed Pete Townshend’s hair and »
- Emily Rome
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Being the first is not always a good thing. Many ground breaking artists who introduce something new into the cultural mix do not always fare well after they have changed the rules and the game. Take, just as one example, Orson Welles who changed forever how movies were made as well as radio drama and stage productions. Although Welles made out better than Maila Nurmi, also known as Vampira, the subject of the incredible and unforgettable documentary Vampira and Me.
H Greene first got to know Maila Nurmi when he interviewed her for a documentary called Schlock! The Secret History of Hollywood, (a good documentary in its own right.) Nurmi had grown distrustful of just about everyone, and with good reason. Yet for reasons Greene doesn’t even speculate on she trusted Greene and gave him almost two hours of interview time and discussed every last moment of her bizarre, »
- Movie Geeks
Having already conquered the world of porn by winning two Avn awards, along with being an outspoken and honest voice within the transgender community, Bailey Jay is ready to take on the world of horror now, with her brand new Blood Lust podcast, which focuses completely on the horror community. No stranger to the world of podcasting, Bailey has previously hosted her own Riotcast Network podcasts, The Bailey Jay Show, as well as her spirituality-centric podcast The Trans Witching Hour. If that’s not enough to want to hear what she has to say, Bailey also co-hosts Vice’s The Jim Norton Show, runs her own adult site, has a huge online presence, having over 84,000 followers on Twitter (@BaileyJayTweets) and almost 50,000 Instagram followers. Want more? She was the subject of the third season premiere of Inside Amy Shumer, and appears in Troma’s Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2. The »
- Jerry Smith
Phil Hester's unique, imaginative and ultimately fitting take on Carl Grimes' head wound is featured on The Walking Dead #1 variant cover for Wizard World Des Moines. Also in this round-up: a new promo video for Hannibal Season 3, debuting next week.
The Walking Dead #1 Wizard World Des Moines Variant Cover: Press Release -- "Des Moines, Iowa, May 26, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that The Wretch and The Coffin creator and Iowa native Phil Hester has drawn the 11th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will »
- Derek Anderson
Edgy, provocative, and often hilarious, the drag scene is one of the most fascinating forms of entertainment. We now live in a world of demanded political correctness, and while the drag scene has greatly evolved over the last few years, the taboo sensationalism of it all still rings true. Thanks to the success of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens and drag culture have started to shift into the mainstream as something more than just Tootsie or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, you don’t need to be on a reality show competition to make a name for yourself in the drag community, and horror fans are missing out on the scream queen we didn’t know we needed.
- BJ Colangelo
The Falls Horror Fest, presented by Fangoria, will be returning to the Niagara Falls Comic Con, located in Niagara Falls, Canada. The event takes place June 5th – 7th, 2015. The final, iconic lineup will include The Exorcist legend Linda Blair, Mistress of the Dark Elvira (aka actress Cassandra Peterson), The Walking Dead’s Scott Wilson, ...
The month of March is quietly coming to a close in terms of home entertainment choices as there are only just a handful of genre-related titles making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Paramount is releasing Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi epic, Interstellar, onto all formats, Blue Underground is bringing two separate collections of cult classics from both Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci to high definition, and Olive Films has dug up a few overlooked gems to release on March 31st as well.
Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone are back for more exciting adventures in the action packed Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. Allan (Richard Chamberlain, Shogun) and Jesse Huston (Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct) are newly engaged and preparing to leave for America where they’ll be married. Or so they think. »
- Heather Wixson
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Chicago – Last August, the 2014 Wizard World Comic Con came to Chicago, and featured cast members from “The Walking Dead,” among other film and television celebrities. Another edition of the popular convention, called “Fan Fest,” is taking place next month in Chicagoland, March 7th and 8th, 2015, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com captured some Exclusive Portraits at the August gathering, which featured four cast members from “The Walking Dead.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
WIZARD1: Cassandra Peterson Aka ‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.’ WIZARD2: Director John Carpenter of ‘Halloween,’ ‘Escape from New York.’ WIZARD3: Michael Jai White of the film ‘Spawn’ and TV’s ‘Arrow. »
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Chicago – In a year where shoots with perpetual photo fashionistas like Cindy Crawford and Sarah Jessica Parker still failed to crack the Top Ten list of biggest celebrity photo-ops, you know 2014 was a very good year for HollywoodChicago.com and myself, Joe Arce, as Senior Staff Photographer.
Narrowing down the 182 celebrity subjects that posed for my lens last year to a mere ten favorite portraits is not an easy task. Nonetheless, here are my Top Ten picks for biggest celebrity shoots of 2014. I based this on a combination of star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the degree of difficulty in landing the quarry – for those iPhone carrying budding celebrity stalkers who may wish to play along at home.
10. Anjelica Huston
Backstage at the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 14th, 2014
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
Not only an Oscar winner, but the daughter »
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13 items from 2015
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