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Fright-Rags Unveils Four New The Exorcist III T-Shirt Designs

13 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Personally speaking, I find that William Peter Blatty’s criminally-overlooked The Exorcist III from 1990 holds up better than its much more famous and revered predecessor; and if you’re also a fan of the film, then read on for a look at… Continue Reading →

The post Fright-Rags Unveils Four New The Exorcist III T-Shirt Designs appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Behold and Pre-order! Fright Rags Releasing Four Devilish Designs For The Exorcist III

12 November 2014 12:03 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This is, in my opinion, the best news to wake up to this morning. Fright Rags, always known to kick ass with their collection of horror film-themed t-shirts, are launching a new Pre-order for four Awesome The Exorcist III shirts for fans of the underrated 1990 film written and directed by William Peter Blatty (who also wrote the original Exorcist novel).

“Fright-Rags is offering a pair of limited edition designs from Justin Osbourn (limited to 500) and Christopher Lovell (limited to 300). Both are available on unisex shirts and girls shirts. The collection also includes the first printing of two more T-shirts: Coki Greenway’s depiction of a scene from the finale and Jeff Zornow’s capturing of one of the film’s most terrifying moments”

I don’t know about how you fright fanatics feel about these, but I’m in heaven (or hell) just looking at them, and plan on pre-ordering »

- Jerry Smith

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The Exorcist III Finally Gets the T-Shirts It Deserves

5 November 2014 3:35 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Exorcist III, William Peter Blatty's overlooked and excellent sequel, is getting some love via Fright Rags. They've compiled art work from a handful of artists - Jeff Zornow, Coki Greenway, Justin Osbourn and Christopher Lovell - for four new tees that are going to be available for pre-order on November 12th at 10am Est. And yes, as you'll see, "that scary moment" has been fully realized on a shirt.

The post The Exorcist III Finally Gets the T-Shirts It Deserves appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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13 Days of Horror: The True Stories Behind Five Freaky Horror Films!

31 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Some of the sickest serial killers and creepiest tales from the big screen were actually inspired by real events.In honor of toofab’s 13 Days of Horror, we’ve compiled a list of five freaky flicks that have surprisingly real life origins. Check out our list below to see which movies made the cut."The Conjuring" was based off of real life events of the Perron family and their home in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The house was allegedly haunted by an 18th century "witch" named Bathsheba Sherman. Filmmakers spoke with the family and used case files from demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren while making the thriller. According to the family, events in the film like the leg pulling, the voices and the possession of Mrs. Perron all happened!There’s no way "The Exorcist" could be real, right?! Wrong! The classic horror flick follows a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by Satan himself. »

- tooFab Staff

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Saurav Dutts Cannibal Metropolis Now Available to Buy!

31 October 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

With Eli Roth's newest and highly anticipated horror offering 'The Green Inferno' kicked into touch indefinitely as the feature seeks a future release there's no time better than Halloween to seek out your next cannibalistic fix. Thankfully author Saurav Dutt has filled that gap with the release of his latest horror novel 'Cannibal Metropolis'. Continuing on from his hit Summer thriller 'Pazuzu Unbound', a spin-off from William Peter Blatty's 'The Exorcist', Dutt's newest tale, a slice of visceral horror inspired by Ruggero Deodato's infamous film 'Cannibal Holocaust', has been released today and is now available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo and paperback. »

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 4: 10-1

24 October 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 10-1

10. Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg

In David Cronenberg’s world, sex hurts so good; it’s innately disgusting and primeval but at the same time beautiful and becoming. (Kind of like sex in the real world, when you think about it.) Bodies degenerate and mental states corrode under the influence of lust, and yet something new is engendered by the collision of bodies, bodily fluids, the ripping of flesh and the mangling of organs. Through the carrion of ugly comes the attractive flesh, the new flesh. Videodrome, as Jonathan Lethem once quipped, remains Cronenberg’s most penetrative film; he creates a world at once rooted in modernity circa 1983–a world afraid of the advent of television usurping our humanity, over-stimulated times ushering in the end times–and existing in a timeless, placeless vacuum. It’s vast and claustrophobic, prescient and paranoid, of the same lineage as early James Cameron »

- Greg Cwik

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Win ‘The Exorcist’ On Blu-ray!

21 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Order your copy of The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Edition on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wMy01f

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: »

- Dan Bullock

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Competition: Win ‘The Exorcist’ on Blu-ray!

20 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wMy01f

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win The Exorcist on Blu-ray!

20 October 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design and Supplementary Material Compilation © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video, »

- Gary Collinson

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Saurav Dutts Cannibal Metropolis Unleashed this Halloween!

15 October 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Author Saurav Dutt, the man behind this Summer's hit horror spin-off 'Pazuzu Unbound', is back with his latest genre offering just in time for the Halloween season. Dutt's previous tale based on the terrifying demon Pazuzu featured in William Peter Blatty's classic novel 'The Exorcist' arrived this past July to some excellent criticial acclaim and positive fan feedback. His latest effort 'Cannibal Metropolis' is slated for release this Halloween and will be available on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and Kobo as well as paperback. When a cannibalistic tribe get bioengineered into mutated killing machines with the sole basis of using them for military purposes things go more than awry when a test programme leads to the escape of the creatures into the New York sewer system. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Ninth Configuration

10 September 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD $29.95

Studio: Hen’s Tooth

The 1980 comedy-thriller cult favorite The Ninth Configuration is written and directed by William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist.

Stacy Keach in The Ninth Configuration

It’s the final days of the Vietnam War and the Department of Defense has set up a mental hospital for soldiers in a remote castle.  To all appearances, the patients are running the asylum. But nothing here is quite what it seems.  A new psychiatrist (Stacy Keach, The Long Riders) arrives, assigned to determine if any of the vets are faking mental illness. Of particular interest to him is a distraught Nasa astronaut (Scott Wilson) who aborted his mission during the final countdown.

Also featuring Jason Miller (The Exorcist), Neville Brand (TV’s Laredo), Moses Gunn (Rollerball) and Robert Loggia (Scarface) in its cast, The Ninth Configuration suspensefully (and, at times, »

- Laurence

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Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

29 July 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...

Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.

This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »

- ryanlambie

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Big Flops For Big Stars: A Look Back At ABC's Ill-fated Venture Into Feature Films

21 July 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run was pivotal in launching his career as a credible actor and leading man. Although considered a comedy classic today, the 1969 film actually lost money at the time of its release.

By Brian Hannan

All you need is top stars and top directors and making movies is easy. Surely you couldn’t miss with a line-up that included Sean Connery, Steve McQueen, Michael Caine, Dustin Hoffman, Lee Marvin, Omar Sharif, and directors of the calibre of Robert Aldrich (hot after The Dirty Dozen), John Boorman (Point Blank) and Woody Allen. Or so ABC must have thought when it set up a movie division in the late 1960s. Delving into the archives recently, I discovered that Sam Peckinpah’s rodeo picture Junior Bonner (1972) starring Steve McQueen was a box office stinkeroo. The picture lost $2.8m (about $15m in today’s money). Not just on domestic release, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Exorcist

9 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

One of the finest occult chillers of all time, the diabolic action centres around a 12-year-old girl - Regan (Linda Blair) - who falls inexplicably ill and begins to demonstrates signs of demonic possession. After unsuccessful psychiatric treatment, her mother Chris (Ellen Bursytn) turns to the church in the form of experienced exorcist Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow) and his doubt-ridden assistant. Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, director William Friedkin chillingly fashions a truly disturbing - and controversial - tale of supernatural terror. »

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Cemetery Dance's Limited Edition 'Detours' Collection Going Fast; See Some Artwork and Pre-Order Here!

5 July 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Cemetery Dance just announced Detours, featuring some of the biggest names ever collected in one book (like King, Koontz, Barker, Blatty, and Straub), so of course it's selling fast. Don't be disappointed; read on for ordering info and to see some of the amazing art it contains.

Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book's origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are such Detours. Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Detours is edited by Brian James Freeman with cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin. Visit Cemetery Dance's online store to pre-order your copy. At this time the publication date hasn't been revealed, »

- Debi Moore

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10 Terrifying Real-Life Tales of Demonic Possession!

2 July 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This week marks the theatrical release of Deliver Us from Evil, the latest horror film from Sinister director Scott Derrickson. Based on true events, the film follows New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes.

He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Before you head to your local theater to be spooked by this summer’s most anticipated horror film, we thought it only fitting that we first prime you up with a look at 10 real-life stories of demonic possession, which prove that the real world is a whole lot more horrifying than anything that we’ve ever been witness to on the big screen.

So proceed with caution because the shit you’re about to read is as nightmare-inducing as it gets! »

- John Squires

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The Exorcist Complete Anthology Coming to Blu-ray

24 June 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Regan MacNeil, Father Lankester Merrin, Lieutenant William F. Kinderman: in The Exorcist film series, these and other characters encountered demons in varying ways, and soon you can experience each one’s trial by fire with the upcoming release of all six films in The Exorcist series on Blu-ray.

With a street date of September 23rd, Warner Bros. is spreading the high-definition treatment across The Exorcist series like never before. The 6-disc anthology Blu-ray will be listed at about $36.00, with each of the available individual Blu-ray releases set to sell for around $17.00.

While the original film, directed by William Friedkin and based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, had previously been released on Blu-ray in both its original and extended editions, the sequels have never received this type of high-definition upgrade. It should be noted that both director Renny Harlin’s (Exorcist: The Beginning) and Paul Schrader’s (Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Kid Power, Kid Sour’: Top 10 Misguided Youngsters in Film

7 June 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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William Friedkin on New Technology, the 'Exorcist' Curse, and the McConnaissance

25 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Without really trying, William Friedkin has been on the cutting edge for nearly half a century.

He won Best Picture and Best Director for "The French Connection" (1971), followed it up with the scariest movie of all time (1973's "The Exorcist"), and followed that up with "Sorcerer" (1977), a movie so far ahead of its time that only in recent years has it been acknowledged as an overlooked masterpiece. (A newly-restored print of the allegorical adventure tale, released this week on Blu-ray, should help burnish the film's reputation.)

At 78, Friedkin continues to stay ahead of the pack. In his most recent movie, "Killer Joe" (2011), he cast Matthew McConaughey in an unlikely role as a corrupt cop/hitman, thus helping launch the "McConnaissance" that changed the actor's image and led to his recent Oscar victory for "Dallas Buyers Club." For his upcoming projects, he's thrilled to be working in digital and scoffs at »

- Gary Susman

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80 Reasons Shirley MacLaine Is One-of-a-Kind, in Honor of Her 80th Birthday

24 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Happy 80th birthday, Shirley MacLaine!

The legendary, award-winning actress, who was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Va, started out as a dancer and got her big break on Broadway. She made her first film with Alfred Hitchcock, became a Rat Pack regular, flirted briefly with politics but has never stopped acting as she enters her 7th decade in Hollywood.

She started off as a lovably kooky ingenue, but is known today for her cantankerous matriarch roles in "Downton Abbey," "Bernie," "Steel Magnolias," "Guarding Tess," and, of course, her Oscar-winning role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment."

Her next gig is a singing and dancing role on "Glee," of course. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented, most colorful character actresses of all time.

1. She was named after Shirley Temple.

2. She's been performing since age 3, when she began doing ballet.

3. As a girl, she pretended she was Rita Hayworth, since »

- Sharon Knolle

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