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12 items from 2015

Remembering Pretty, Sophisticated Cummings: From Minor Lloyd Leading Lady to Olivier Co-Star, Tony Award Winner

17 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Constance Cummings: Actress in minor Hollywood movies became major British stage star Constance Cummings: Actress went from Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra to Noël Coward and Eugene O'Neill Born on May 15, 1910, actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned about six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., would have turned 105 this year. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at Rko or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood star. In fact, her most acclaimed work, whether in films or – more frequently – on stage, was almost invariably found in British productions. That's most likely why the name Constance Cummings – despite the DVD availability of several of her best-received stage performances – is all but forgotten. »

- Andre Soares

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Arrow Films announces August Blu-ray line-up

2 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the start of a new month, and as ever in film and Blu-ray circles, nothing gets the fans salivating more than the upcoming release slate from the awesome folks over at Arrow Films. Its line-up of releases for August has been unveiled (both UK and Us), and you can view all the information below, including the stand-out title, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, which is getting a very special, limited edition release in a collector’s package.

Videodrome: Limited Edition

Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work, Videodrome exemplifies Cronenberg’s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema. Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&M-style broadcasts called ‘Videodrome’. Embroiling his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) in his search for the source, his »

- Scott J. Davis

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Freaks getting a big screen re-release in June

26 April 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Metrodome and Hollywood Classics have announced that Tod Browning’s controversial 1932 horror Freaks is to receive a big screen re-release in the UK, with the film set to open in cinemas in June. Banned in this country by the BBFC until the 1960s, the film is set in a travelling circus and tells the story of trapeze artist Cleopatra, who is welcomed into a group of deformed carnival sideshow performers after marrying midget circus owner, Hans. However, as it becomes clear that Cleopatra is only after Hans’ money, and is conducting an affair with the strongman, the close-knit clan of ‘freaks’ plan a revenge.

“Under our relationship with certain studios, we can create DCPs for selected features that we feel will be of particular interest to a discerning audience”, Hollywood Classics tells Screen Daily. “Tod Browning’s Freaks is widely considered of great cinematic importance, reflecting the macabre historical fascination »

- Gary Collinson

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The Babadook | Blu-ray Review

14 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Jennifer Kent’s disturbing directorial debut The Babadook arrives on Blu-ray this week, scoring some of the most critically acclaimed notices ever for a recent psychological horror film. With The Exorcist director William Friedkin’s glowing praise splashed over the front and back cover, proclaiming that he has “never seen a more terrifying film,” and that it will “scare the hell out of you as it did me,” (horror master Stephen King also submits his stamp of approval), Kent’s film has reached a level of unprecedented cultural saturation since premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Though pulling in a surprisingly paltry sum at the domestic box office in Australia, foreign markets embraced the film, including in France, the UK, and the Us, bringing its worldwide box office to just under five million.

Satisfying genre films are generally few and far between these days, so it’s with absolute delight »

- Nicholas Bell

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Round-Up: Metal Hammer Visits Studio of The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard, Before I Wake Release Date Changed, UK Theatrical Re-Release Planned for Freaks (1932)

9 April 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To celebrate Charlie Adlard illustrating the cover of their latest issue, the folks at Metal Hammer magazine visited The Walking Dead artist's studio in a new video. Also included in our latest round-up is a new release date for Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake and early details on an upcoming UK theatrical re-release of Tod Browning's classic 1932 horror film, Freaks.

Charlie Adlard's Studio: "Charlie Adlard, the comic book artist responsible for The Walking Dead (And The Latest Metal Hammer Cover) talks to Metal Hammer Magazine about how he got into comic books and his inspirations."

Video courtesy of Metal Hammer via


Before I Wake: Variety reports that Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake, originally scheduled to come out on May 8th, is now slated to hit theaters on September 25th from Relativity Studios.

"In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth »

- Derek Anderson

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Controversial classic 'Freaks' gets UK re-release

8 April 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hollywood Classics to re-release banned 1930’s film.

Hollywood Classics is to re-release Tod Browning’s controversial classic Freaks in UK cinemas this June.

Browning’s 1932 film about a travelling “freak show” circus was completed in 1931 but disastrous test screenings forced studio MGM to make extensive cuts .

The original version was considered too shocking and exploitative to be released, and no longer exists.

The final 59-minute cut was released to international audiences but was rejected by the BBFC in the UK until 1963 when it received an X-rating.

The film, whose cast was made up of carnival sideshow performers with real deformities, charts a love triangle between a wealthy dwarf, a gold-digging aerialist, and a strongman; a murder plot; and the vengeance dealt out by the dwarf and his fellow circus performers.

Eponymous characters include The Living Torso, Bearded Lady, Human Skeleton, Half Boy and Stork Woman.

While director and producer Browning was given considerable leeway by MGM »

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Recap of Mat Fraser on 'Without Your Head Horror Radio', 02/19/2015

20 March 2015 7:11 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Vic Schiavone

Hosts Nasty Neal and Annabelle Lecter welcomed actor, drummer, and performance artist Mat Fraser. Mat is best known for his role as Paul the Illustrated Seal on the fourth season of the FX horror anthology TV series “American Horror Story”, which was entitled “American Horror Story: Freak Show”.

Highlights included the following:

• Wyh: How did you end up on “American Horror Story”? Is it something you sought out or did they find you?

Mf: “I had heard about it, but my agent in Britain had been unable to secure me an audition, which I was rather disappointed about, and I put the whole thing in the back of my head and forgot about it. Then, I was doing a show with my wife, Julie Atlas Muz. We were doing an adult version of “Beauty and the Beast”, which smashed it and got rave reviews »

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15 Most Perverse Movies Ever Made

19 February 2015 9:27 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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What makes a film perverse? It could be a character and their individual perversions, or it could be down to the director of the film creating a pervasive air of seediness, but generally the rule of thumb is that highbrow perverted films that carry a ‘message’ get away with more than the lowbrow films which are viewed to be potentially corrupting to the masses.

This class division has been a rule of film classification and censorship since its inception and it carries on to the present day. Subtitled and foreign arthouse cinema generally gets away with more perverse unexpurgated material than your bog standard Hollywood film, which is also more likely to be censored.

Even more persecuted is exploitation cinema, whose raison d’être is generally to be prurient and perverted. These films are subject to severe censorship (12 and a half minutes were shorn off the first UK »

- Clare Simpson

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Indie Spotlight: Exclusive Q&A with Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale Director Tate Steinsiek

4 February 2015 4:16 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“You’re carrying around some old man on your shoulders. Some demon’s got you deep in its clutches. He’ll follow you to the end.” For Max Bornstein, the end could come prematurely, as his heroin addiction, withholding of secrets from his family, and illegal dealings within the pornography industry take a terrible toll on his body and mind in Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale.

Set in 1970’s-era New York City, Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale is based on a true story. With production successfully wrapped on the film, and an Indiegogo campaign recently launched to aid in the post-production process, we caught up with director Tate Steinsiek to discuss being drawn to Max’s real life story, shooting a period piece during the winter in New York City, transitioning from makeup effects work to the director’s chair, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us! »

- Christopher Sloma

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American Horror Story Freak Show episode 12 review: Show Stoppers

16 January 2015 4:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Freak Show's penultimate episode pays impressive visual homage to Tod Browning's classic horror movie, Freaks...

This review contains spoilers.

4.12 Show Stoppers

All season long, American Horror Story has been flirting with something. It took a dozen episodes, but it finally got around to actually putting out after a season-long tease. I'm not talking about a character death or something of that nature, I'm talking about Freaks. Tod Browning's classic, iconic horror movie is one of the most enduring films of its type in the film canon, and even though it's in black and white and the sound is odd, it's one of the most unsettling things ever displayed for the public thanks to one scene. The freaks, betrayed by someone they accepted, get revenge.

The freaks of Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities are also out for revenge. They, like director Loni Peristere and writer Jessica Sharzer, have the »

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Recap: American Horror Story: Freak Show — 412, ‘Show Stoppers’

15 January 2015 7:29 AM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

“Show Stoppers” opens with a scene right out of Tod Browning’s Freaks, a huge feast to celebrate Elsa having sold the carnival to Chester. She asks for time alone with her core cast and announces that, as a thank you to Stanley for getting her a television show, she will screen Freaks. (From her own…

The post Recap: American Horror Story: Freak Show — 412, ‘Show Stoppers’ appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap, Episode 12: 'Show Stoppers'

14 January 2015 4:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's the penultimate episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," which means Ryan Murphy and his crew are going at full throttle. There are horrific flashbacks, a murderous doll, sexy conjoined twins, revenge, revelations, and lots of blood. This episode isn't called "Show Stoppers" for nothing!

Gabba, Gabba, Hey!

It isn't a coincidence that the long dinner table that they occasionally use in the main tent looks an awful lot like the set-up in Tod Browning's seminal horror film "Freaks," and they finally got right down to it. When Stanley arrives for dinner, Elsa announces that evening's entertainment will be one of her favorite movies, "Freaks," and then Eve, Paul, Suzi, and the other performers explain how the "freaks" in the movie take their horrific revenge on the person who betrayed them, then gather their own weapons and chase Stanley through the fairgrounds. I was expecting more of an »

- Jenni Miller

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