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Cold Prey 2 (Film Review)

9 December 2009 7:36 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

I gave Cold Prey 2 (aka Fritt Vilt II) a quiet nod in my 10 Examples Of a Pulse In The Modern Slasher article after fully acknowledging it's predecessor in my primary list. But last night I opted to give Cold Prey 2 another go-round. So last night, Heineken free and of sound mind I popped CP2  in the DVD player and prepped for a nice refresher.

Well, nice refresher isn't even a sufficient description. It's more like a slap in the face followed by a guttural voice echoing  throughout my living room 'where were you the first time you watched this flick? No stranger to Heineken that night eh?!'

The picture is absolutely brilliant! Jannicke (Ingrid Bolse Berdal) is found freezing - pick axe in hand - in the Norwegian mountains. She's taken to a local hospital where she tells authorities of the horrific incidents that occurred (in Cold Prey), and »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Matt Molgaard)

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Uncle Bob Martin: A Long Thank-You to Frank, Part One

16 November 2009 4:05 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first that I heard of Frank Henenlotter was on a perfectly awful cable tv show that aired on Manhattan's Public Access channel in the 1970s.

"The Nikki Haskell Show" was a self-indulgent half-hour cable show hosted by Haskell, a wealthy socialite-divorcee and former stockbroker who now claims that her show marked the invention of "reality television." About a year ago, after her diet pill company got in trouble with the NFL over a "secret ingredient" that should have been labeled, Haskell signed up for an account at YouTube and started posting clips from the 30-year-old program, but she seems to have lost interest after posting just ten of them.

The main reason I'd tune in Haskell's silly show was the programming that followed it, "adults only" programming like Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein's "Midnight Blue," porn performer Robin Bird's "Hot Legs" show featuring New York's leading "dance talent" and, »

- unclebob

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Release Date for Friday The 13th Sequel Announced

5 October 2009 10:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Dust off your machetes, citizens of Crystal Lake, Warner Brothers has finally set a release date for the sequel to last February’s “Friday the 13th” franchise reboot/remake/whatever other buzz word. The follow up is set to be released August 13th, 2010, and awesomely enough will be the 13th film in the long running series beginning with Sean S. Cunningham’s original “Friday the 13th”. Hit the jump for some musings and a few rumors that have been circulating the interwebs about the continuing adventures of Jason Voorhees.

Bloody Disgusting got the word out about the newly set release date, which as everyone knows, continues the franchise tradition of releasing films on a Friday the 13th. This is pretty cool news to me since I was actually a pretty big fan of the remake. Not necessarily a masterpiece, but it had hot, naked women being killed by a hulking mute in a nondescript mask. »

- Jackson Bishop

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Fall Frights: Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film (Film Review)

4 October 2009 3:19 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

In the spirit of Halloween '09, we're breaking out reviews (some new, some old) of some Fall Frights you may want to work into your monthly viewing.

Going To Pieces - Fangoria Archives: Originally Published 10/2006

When a documentary tackles a subject as specific, and with such specific appeal, as slasher films, the challenge lies in conveying that attraction to the unconverted while not simply feeding the fans a buffet they’ve already fully sampled. The Starz original Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film is more successful in offering devotees a gorenucopia of clips and talking heads (still attached to bodies) recounting the subgenre’s history than it likely will be in convincing non-fans that this grisly strain of cinema is a worthy one.

The hour-and-a-half show is based on Adam Rockoff’s book of the same title, which stands as the single best study of stalker cinema ever published. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Gingold)

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Giveaway: The Last House on the Left DVD

14 August 2009 1:36 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Legendary masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit the landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray August 18th! Even better, we're giving away one copy of the DVD to one of our lucky readers who enters our contest below! About the movie: There’s a place where evil gets what it deserves. Legendary masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit the landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce a shocking and thrilling re-imagination of the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. Includes »

- Buzzfocus Staff

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The Blu-Ray Review: The Last House on the Left - Unrated (2009)

13 August 2009 2:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Colin reviews the horror remake.

Hollywood remakes so many horror movies that I assume we'll eventually find remakes of the remakes. They're still working on initial remakes now, though, and 2009 brought an update for 1972's The Last House on the Left. Dr. John Collingwood (Tony Goldwyn), wife Emma (Monica Potter), and 17-year-old daughter Mari (Sara Paxton) visit their remote lake house. While Mari sees her friend Paige (Martha MacIsaac), they encounter a seedy young man named Justin (Spencer Treat Clark). Paige wants to buy some pot, and Justin promises her can hook them up with what she wants.

Bad move, as it turns out Justin is the son of Krug (Garret Dillahunt), a violent criminal whose brother Francis (Aaron Paul) and bisexual girlfriend Sadie (Riki Lindhome) recently freed him from incarceration. While Justin, Paige and Mari get high in a motel room, the other three return and ratchet up the tension level. »

- Paul

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DVD Playhouse--August 2009

10 August 2009 2:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—August 2009

By

Allen Gardner

Watchmen—Director’S Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Last House on the Left arrives on DVD unrated and M&C's giving away three copies

6 August 2009 8:45 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment brings The Last House on the Left to DVD unrated on August 18th, and M&C.s giving away three copies. There.s a place where evil gets what it deserves. Legendary masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit the landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce a shocking and thrilling re-imagination of the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. Synopsis: After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic »

- Patrick Luce

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The Last House On The Left On DVD August 18th!

19 June 2009 3:05 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Universal Home Entertainment have announced August 18th as the official release date of The Last House On The Left remake. Full details, including the Blu-Ray cover art are below!

There’s a place where evil gets what it deserves. Legendary masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit the landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce a shocking and thrilling re-imagination of the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. Includes two versions of the movie - the unrated cut too terrifying for theaters and the theatrical version. Starring Monica Potter (Saw), Tony Goldwyn (The Last Samurai), and Sara Paxton (Sydney White).

Blu-rayTM Hi-Def: Limited Time Only! »

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Friday The 13th Parts 1-3 (Blu-ray Reviews)

17 June 2009 8:14 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Yesterday, the Blu-ray editions of Friday The 13th  Parts 2 & 3 were released, so in addition to reviewing those I thought I’d go for the trifecta and take a look back at the recently released Blu-ray version of the original film, which featured the much heralded “Uncut” version in all it’s high-def glory.

As far as the films themselves, I’ll stay away from giving yet another subjective opinion on their status as cinema classics, and instead focus on the quality of the Blu-Ray presentation and extra features included with the releases.  All three are well-done 1080p transfers, and gave me a completely new appreciation for the format (in regards to older, low budget horror films).  Although the films (in particular Part 1) are still a bit rough-looking due to budget and the technology available at the time they were shot, these transfers really bring new life to the gory goings on at Camp Crystal Lake. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Scott Licina)

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Blu-Ray Review: Jason Voorhees Returns in Killer Cut of ‘Friday the 13th’

17 June 2009 7:00 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The reboot of “Friday the 13th” was another financially successful notch in the belt of Platinum Dunes, the film company behind the remakes of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Hitcher,” and “The Amityville Horror”. Making $90 million worldwide and more domestically than any previous Jason Voorhees movie (that didn’t include Freddy Krueger), “Friday the 13th” has a following that will be ecstatic with the excellent Blu-Ray release for the slasher title.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0 The Blu-Ray of “Friday the 13th” delivers everything fans could ask for. Not only do they present a longer and better cut of the film in the 9-minutes-longer “Extended Cut,” but the special features enhance the “Friday the 13th” experience and the technical transfer is nearly flawless.

Friday the 13th was released on Blu-Ray on June 16th, 2009.

Photo credit: WB

As for the film itself, my response to “Friday the 13th” is mixed at best. I love »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Snag This: Summercamp!

29 April 2009 1:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

When I was a kid, I never got to go to summer camp. Thus, my view of the experience was permanently twisted by Ivan Reitman's Meatballs and Sean Cunningham's Friday the 13th: free-spirited hijinks or death and dismemberment. For a different, possibly more realistic view, you might want to check out Summercamp!, a documentary that's available for free streaming over at SnagFilms. As pictured, sometimes all you want to do at camp is kick back and put up your feet.

Directed by Bradley Beesley (Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Okie Noodling) and Sarah Price (The Yes Men), the doc follows "the day-to-day drama of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin." Our own Jette Kernion said it's "the kind of movie where you just relax your brain and let the images and sounds wash over you ... A lot of the film's appeal »

- Peter Martin

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Last call: Signed Wes Craven Last House on The Left Poster!

16 March 2009 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Last call on winning a Signed Last House on the Left poster. We will be picking the winner tomorrow ! We have a signed poster up for grabs. This poster is signed by Wes Craven and Sara Paxton, as well as the rest of the cast. Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left.Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to »

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The Residents of The Last House On The Left

13 March 2009 5:01 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

One is already at a disadvantage when tackling a remake of a movie which has gained classic status. To touch it means accusations of sacrilege from those who remember it for the impact it had on their lives, in whatever way. A great advantage when attempting such a daunting task, however, is having the creators involved.

In the case of Rogue Pictures’ new version of The Last House On The Left, these include original producers Sean S. Cunningham and Wes Craven (plus the latter’s longtime production partner Marianne Maddalena)—horror heavyweights to say the least. The filmmakers were adamant not to make this a cheap, flashy chiller, but were firmly focused on conveying a similar sense of terrifying realism to that which gave the original its impact.

In this Last House, the villainous Krug and his “family,” who make life a living hell for the Collingwood clan, don’t »

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"The Last House on the Left" review. Delivers a chilling tale.

13 March 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Last House on the Left reviewby Eric Sloss, Writer   Famed horror director Wes Craven made his grand entrance into the film world with the movie “The Last House on the Left”.  This was a chilling low budget story about two teenage girls who get kidnapped, raped and murdered.  The parents of one of the girls get their revenge when the murderers unknowingly stop for the night at their house.  Interestingly enough Craven drew some inspiration from the Vietnam War which was still raging on in 1972.  People by then were numb by all the violence shown on the evening news.  This film certainly awoke people from this slumber.   Many audience members were shocked by the realistic nature of the killings and rapes.  The killers weren’t just some monsters, but flesh and blood human beings.  Several countries around the world banned the movie from playing and it took several attempts »

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The Last House On The Left (2009; Film Review)

10 March 2009 9:07 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Of all the 1970s shockers to be remade as part of the recent wave of genre blasts derived from the past, ’72’s The Last House On The Left seemed one of the least likely to be updated successfully. Without the singular, ruthless savagery of the original, which couldn’t be truly duplicated in a film intended for a 2000s mass audience, how could a new version recapture what made its source so notorious—and thus worth revisiting—in the first place?

Pretty well, as it turns out. Under the guidance of original writer/director Wes Craven (who previously successfully shepherded the noteworthy redux of his The Hills Have Eyes) and producer Sean S. Cunningham, this year’s Last House On The Left is as stark, grim and brutal as modern mainstream horror gets. To be sure, some of its predecessor’s rough edges have been sanded down, but they’ve been far from completely blunted, »

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Garret Dillahunt Interview, Last House on the Left

9 March 2009 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

MoviesOnline sat down with Garret Dillahunt to talk about his new film, The Last House on the Left, directed by Dennis Iliadis and produced by masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham who revisit their landmark film, one of the most notorious thrillers of all time that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow. The Last House on the Left explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. The night Mari (Sara Paxton) arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, she and her friend are kidnapp »

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Great New Internet Spot For The Last House On The Left!

7 March 2009 8:22 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Below you'll find a really great internet spot for the upcoming remake of The Last House On The Left, due in theaters next Friday March 13th. After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee (Dillahunt) unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims -- a mother (Potter) and father (Goldwyn) who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. Check out the spot below! And... which option would you choose?

Based on the original 1972 shocker from Wes Craven & Sean Cunningham, the update was directed by Dennis Iliadis from a script by Adam Alleca and stars Garret Dillahunt, Rhys Coiro, Sara Paxton, Martha MacIsaac, Riki Lindhome, Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter.

Check out 2 clips, one right Here, the other Here! You can also check out 2 TV Spots at our previous news post Here! And 2 more TV Spots »

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Last House on the Left New TV Spot

6 March 2009 8:00 PM, PST | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Below you can checkout a spiffy new TV spot for Wes Cravens upcoming Last House on The Left Remake. Also be sure to read our Wes Craven Interview and of course enter our contest to win a Signed Wes Craven Last House on the Left Poster here  Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left.Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two o »

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Win Signed Wes Craven Last House on The Left Poster!

5 March 2009 8:00 PM, PST | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

We have a signed poster up for grabs. This poster is signed by Wes Craven and Sara Paxton, as well as the rest of the cast. Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left.Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child. The night she arrives at the remote Collingw »

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