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12 items from 2014


Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

31 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

- Andre Soares

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Tombstone Tuesdays: H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator

28 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Directed by Stuart Gordon

Written by H.P. Lovecraft and Dennis Paoli

Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, and Barbara Crampton

USA, 1985

 

Re-Animator, another obscure zombie flick, questions scientific advancements by revealing potential consequences and effects to the people around us. This last Tombstone Tuesday could have easily been given to Army of Darkness by Sam Raimi, Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero, Shaun of the Dead by Edgar Wright, Dead Snow by Tommy Wirkola, or maybe even Dead Alive by Peter Jackson. But Re-Animator offers something beyond braining eating and strange noises. Re-Animator is a non-traditional classic that is centered on an underlying message of whether or not science is going too far.

To begin the zombies within the film separate themselves from say Night of the Living Dead by having the ability to be controlled in a way similar to Army of Darkness. On top of that, »

- Samantha Ladwig

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‘Re-Animator’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

30 May 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Gerry Black, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Barbara Peters | Written by Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, William Norris | Directed by Stuart Gordon

If a budding horror geek was to ask what were the most important horror films that must be watch, I’m sure you could come up with a few.  There is one though that should be on the lips of all horror fan, an eighties film that was so important to horror that it became infamous, especially in the UK where it too decades before we got an uncut version.  In fact I consider myself lucky in getting the chance to see the unrated version on the big screen only a few years ago. Re-Animator is not only an important film in itself, but it is also the one that introduced us to director Stuart Gordon and actors Jeffrey Combs and »

- Paul Metcalf

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Stuart Gordon interview: Re-Animator, Pacific Rim, Fortress

30 May 2014 2:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With the classic Re-Animator getting its Blu-ray reissue this week, we talk to its director about this and his other genre films...

Interview

Re-Animator landed like a firecracker in the middle of 80s horror cinema. A wild, vibrant adaptation of the Hp Lovecraft tale, Herbert West-Reanimator, it was both extremely funny and remarkably close to the writer’s source text. Jeffrey Combs plays the darting-eyed Herbert West, a gifted yet utterly mad young medical student who invents a serum which brings the dead back to kicking, screaming life.

A sprightly Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton play his fellow students, who can only watch in horror as their Miskatonic University campus fills up with angry revenant corpses from the morgue, while David Gale is brilliantly glowering as Dr Hill, West’s nemesis.

With glowing reviews from mainstream critics, Re-Animator quickly became a cult favourite, establishing Stuart Gordon’s reputation as a talented genre director. »

- ryanlambie

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Review: Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours (Double Feature Blu-ray)

25 April 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The good ol’ horror-loving folks at Scream! Factory recently gave us a double dose of hospital-themed terror in high definition with their Bad Dreams/Visiting Hours Blu-ray, which features the two cult classics as well as a handful of new bonus features. Par for the course, Scream’s presentation of the material is yet another home run, making it a must-own for fans or even the uninitiated.

First up on the hospital horror double feature is Bad Dreams, which follows a young woman named Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) who awakens from a 13-year coma the sole survivor of a religious cult that burned together in a suicide pact orchestrated by an enigmatic leader named Harris (Richard Lynch). Harris believed true spiritual unity awaited his followers if they all died together, but of course with Cynthia surviving, that leaves her leader with some unfinished business. Soon, the young woman begins to fear »

- Heather Wixson

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Herbert West Being Re-Animated on UK DVD and Blu-ray

11 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

UK-based fans of the deranged antics of one Herbert West in Stuart Gordon's classic Re-Animator have reason to be very, very excited as Second Sight have announced details of their upcoming limited edition DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film, hitting shelves this June 2.

From the Press Release:

It gave 80s horror a gore-filled boot up the backside, proudly challenging others to match its level of blood and guts, and now Re-Animator is being brought back to life, this time in a stunning high definition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films.

And as if that wasn't enough, this outrageous, game-changing horror directed by Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and produced by Brian Yuzna (Society) comes complete with buckets of additional features and a stunning Steelbook edition. There's more gore than ever too - the double-disc Blu-ray contains not one, but two versions of the gorefest that is Re-Animator, extended And deleted scenes, »

- Pestilence

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Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time!!

28 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!

 

10.) Re-animator (1985)

Stuart Gordon’s film adaption of the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West: Reanimator” is thought of to many, as one of »

- Jerry Smith

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What to Watch: Feb. 18-24, 2014

18 February 2014 10:05 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

What an amazing week for TV fans. As if you didn’t have enough stacking to do with the new, brilliant season of “House of Cards” on Netflix, there are four other full seasons in this week’s What to Watch that you really should watch front to back. And then there’s the still-amazing “Darkman,” a cult classic that perfectly captures Sam Raimi’s skill at controlled chaos. Finally, we have two ’80s horror flicks in one set in “Bad Dreams” and “Visiting Hours.” Check ‘em all out (Ok, you can skip the genre stinkers).

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One of the best shows on TV gets the glorious, fantastic, always-perfect HBO treatment, complete with absolutely perfect HD transfers and enough special features to stop a TV fan in their tracks. 12 audio commentaries! The »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive Blu-ray Clip from Scream Factory's Visiting Hours

10 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here ya go, kids! An exclusive Blu-ray clip from one of the Scream Factory's more popular double feature packages, Visiting Hours and Bad Dreams. Check it out and get your order in for this one Pronto!

This February, Scream Factory invites you beat the winter blues with a double-feature of two intense 1980s horror favorites making their Blu-ray debut!

In Bad Dreams, the sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the deceased cult leader. Starring Jennifer Rubin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft).

In Visiting Hours, an opinionated news reporter (Lee Grant) is stalked by a psychopath in a hospital where she is recovering from his first attack on her. Features an all-star cast including Grant, William Shatner, Michael Ironside and Linda Purl.

Available for the first time on Blu-ray on February 18th, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Scream Factory Bringing Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours to Blu-ray

9 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Scream Factory is dropping one of its more popular combo DVDs onto Blu-ray soon, and we have your details and more right here. Lord, how we love this label. I would leave a tiny fruit basket on their doorstep every week if I was local to them.

From the Press Release

This February, Scream Factory invites you beat the winter blues with a double-feature of two intense 1980s horror favorites making their Blu-ray debut!

In Bad Dreams, the sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the deceased cult leader. Starring Jennifer Rubin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft).

In Visiting Hours, an opinionated news reporter (Lee Grant) is stalked by a psychopath in a hospital where she is recovering from his first attack on her. Features an all-star cast including Grant, »

- Uncle Creepy

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All New Extras For Scream Factory’s Visiting Hours/Bad Dreams Blu-ray!

7 January 2014 10:04 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream’s latest Blu-ray double feature is dedicated to a pair of 80s, hospital-set slashers: Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours! Both of these were previously release by Shout!, but here they’re making their HD debut with a slew of new bonus features to sweeten the deal! You can check out the full list, and a pre-order link to order before they street on February 18th!

Visiting Hours Bonus Features:

New interview with Writer Brian Taggart New interview with Executive Producer Pierre David New interview with Actress Lenore Zann Photo Gallery Original Radio Spot Original TV spots

Bad Dreams Bonus Features:

Commentary with writer/director Andrew Fleming Interviews with actors Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott and Dean Cameron The Special Effects of Bad Dreams Behind the scenes of Bad Dreams Original Ending Theatrical Trailer

Pre Order:

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- Justin Edwards

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*Updated* Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours Blu-ray Release Details

6 January 2014 3:00 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated* Back in 2011, Shout! Factory released 80′s horror cult movies, Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours, in a 2-disc DVD set. Thanks to Scream Factory’s recent success, both titles will be getting a Blu-ray upgrade next year:

via Scream Factory: “Some of you may be aware that Shout Factory released this double feature already on DVD only in 2011 as a “Killer Double Feature”. All the extras from that release will be ported over including new extras that are in the works for Visiting Hours (which had only TV spots and a still gallery at the time.). No firm details to report on them at this time. Artwork is not final but expect it to look close to what’s presented here.”

Bad Dreams: “In the mid-1970s the members of the love cult Unity Fields sought “the ultimate joining” by dousing themselves with gasoline and committing mass suicide. A »

- Jonathan James

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