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11 TV shows on Netflix to give you Halloween chills

29 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

In America, Halloween is a fun day, an excuse for a party and a close third behind Thanksgiving and Christmas when it comes to annual celebrations. In Britain, it's more a case of shutting your curtains and hoping that the kids down the road don't egg your windows.

But that negative approach to Halloween needs to end now. What we lack in pumpkins and parties, we can make up for with an evening of hiding under the duvet with scary TV shows.

While there might not be much actual horror programming on October 31 (although a new series of Citizen Khan on BBC One is frightening us in a different way), a quick delve into the world of Netflix (other streaming services are available, yadda, yadda) means that there are frights and thrills on tap for anyone who wants to get into the spooky spirit of things.

Here are 11 spine-chilling treats »

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11 of the weirdest bootleg DVD covers: True Detective, Batman Begins

18 October 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Translating movies and television for international markets can be a tricky business, as we discovered last year when we assembled this collection of 20 titles that got lost in translation.

But if you want to descend to a whole new level of weirdness, you need to look beyond the official channels. Whether it's a pirated disc being hawked in the street or a bona fide copy resold in unofficial packaging, these are products where the normal quality standards simply do not apply.

Below we've rounded up 11 of the world's most bizarre bootleg DVD covers, featuring dodgy Photoshopping, garbled Babelfish-style synopses, and entire actors being accidentally dropped in from other movies or TV shows.

1. True Detective

God, True Detective was a great show. Remember that episode where Rust and Marty go to Vegas and live it up in faux-Paris before narrowly escaping an exploding building on the back of a phoenix?

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The books behind today's TV horror resurgence

14 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Strain to Penny Dreadful, Hannibal and more, we celebrate some of the books behind TV’s golden age of horror…

There has rarely been a better time to be a fan of the horror genre on television with a bumper crop of horror shows currently hitting our screens. Some shows like Supernatural or American Horror Story weave something original out of various different sources such as old folk tales, mythology and horror films. Then there are the others which are rooted in literary fiction, taking their monsters from the page and bringing them vividly to life on screen.

Whether it's a story of serial killers, monsters or things that go bump in the night, we're taking a look at the books that inspired several of today's horror shows...

The Strain - Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain Trilogy

Guillermo del Toro had originally intended The Strain »

- louisamellor

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‘Whiplash’ Wins Grand Prize and Audience Nods At Deauville

13 September 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Deauville, France– Damien Chazelle’s Sundance hit “Whiplash” won the Grand Prize and Audience nod at the 40th Deauville film festival which wrapped on Saturday night with a gala ceremony.

Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie”  snatched up the Jury Prize and David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows” nabbed the Critics’ nod. “It Follows” world-premiered at Cannes’ Critics Week.

This year’s jury almost exclusively comprised previous jury presidents: Cannes prexy Pierre Lescure, and helmers Claude LelouchJean-Pierre Jeunet, Andre Techine and Costa-Gavras.

The 40th-anniversary award, originally conceived for James Cameron who was a no-show, was finally given to Saar Klen’s “Things People Do” with Jason Isaacs and Wes Bentley.

Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” won the Cartier prize for best film from the Revelation jury — comprising Audrey Dana, Anne Beres, Lola Bessis, Christine & the Queens, Freddie Highmore and Clemence Poesy.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Script News: Shaolin, Whites, Day, Highmore

22 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Shaolin Temple

Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "Killing Them Softly") has come onboard to write the Justin Lin-directed China-set 3D feature "Shaolin Temple" for Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures. Troy Craig Poon, Bruno Wu and Wang Changtian are producing.

A remake of the 1982 film which served as Jet Li's screen debut, the story is set in the period between China's Sui and Tang Dynasties. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. [Source: Deadline]

The Whites

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to option the film rights to "Clockers" and "The Wanderers" author Richard Price's upcoming crime novel "The Whites" for Scott Rudin to produce.

The story follows detective Billy Graves, whose tainted past comes back to haunt him when he takes on a »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Bates Motel’ Star, Co-Showrunner Sell Comedy Project to NBC

22 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Bates Motel” cast and crew seems to keep it in the family off-screen as well, as the A&E drama’s co-showrunner Kerry Ehrin and star Freddie Highmore have sold a comedy script to NBC.

The still-untitled half-hour single camera romantic comedy is set in the world of venture capitalism and tells the story of the intimate relationship between an overly emotional, but talented, female executive and her ambitious and eccentric young British assistant. Ehrin and Highmore reportedly came up with the idea while attending the Critics Choice Awards.

This marks the first script where Highmore, who just graduated from Cambridge University, will be credited as a writer. It has not been determined if he will appear in the show.

Ehrin is repped by Rothman Brecher Agency and Highmore is repped by Arg.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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'Bates Motel's' Freddie Highmore, Kerry Ehrin Sell Comedy to NBC

22 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bates Motel co-showrunner Kerry Ehrin and star Freddie Highmore are expanding their relationship. The duo is teaming for an untitled romantic comedy set up at NBC, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the network handing out a script commitment to the project. The untitled comedy will be written by Ehrin and recent Cambridge University graduate Highmore and mark the actor's first time penning a pilot script. The half-hour single camera vehicle is set in the world of venture capitalism. It centers on the intimate relationship between an overly emotional but talented female executive and her ambitious and eccentric

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- Lesley Goldberg

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The Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack Checks In August 25th

14 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack, featuring the original score composed by Chris Bacon, digitally and on CD August 25th. We have all the details you need right here.

Chris Bacon burst onto the film-scoring scene with his full throttled score for Duncan Jones’ hit thriller Source Code. He earned his first Emmy® Award Nomination for the underscore for the second half of NBC’s "Smash" Season 1.

His recent work includes the score to John Putch’s Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Season 2 of "Smash," and Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Sworn to Silence.

“In my early conversations with the show's producers about the score's direction, they made it clear that we are not trying to re-create or pay homage to the original Psycho, which was good news because that's one of the most iconic and recognizable scores of all time and my attempts to »

- Debi Moore

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Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray!

10 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

2014 hasn’t seen a lot of American animated films. The biggest animated film thus far has been “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” but if that film didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you need to give “Justin and the Knights of Valour” a try. The Arc Entertainment film is directed by Manuel Sicilia and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows Justin, a young man who goes on a quest to become a knight like his grandfather. “Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir  [ Read More ]

The post Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray! appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Bates Motel Cast, Ep Talk Norma's 'Innocence' and Romero's Backstory, Defend 'Desperate' Finale Kiss

28 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Norma and Norman Bates weren’t the only folks whose world views began to diverge during Season 2 of A&E’s Bates Motel.

As executive producer Kerry Ehrin told Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite, series stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore found themselves taking very different approaches to their scenes — i.e. their face-off in the parking lot outside the community theater — which wound up adding rich layers to their characters and performances.

Video Castle‘s Nathan Fillion Asks: ‘How Much Longer Can We Make People Wait for a Wedding?’

Farmiga added that despite Norman »

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Comic-Con: We May Still Have To Watch Drug Wars On ‘Bates Motes’

27 July 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Bates Motel still remains a surprising success. Not only in terms of ratings, but its quality. A prequel to Psycho showing a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) sounded like a joke a few years ago, the kind of idea doomed to fail. But the first season turned out to be a highly enjoyable show. Vera Farmiga does consistently great work, Highmore is good fun, and, every once in a while, there’s some genuinely good drama, thanks to Norma Bates, who’s the heart and soul of the show. Unfortunately, there was s a slight drop in quality with season two. Bates Motel is at its best when it’s just Norma and Norman getting through problems or the never-ending trope of the nerdy kid going after “the cool girl” when the right one is there all along: Emma (Olivia Cooke). Once Norman starts watching High School movies, hopefully he’ll smarten up. Where »

- Jack Giroux

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Comic-Con: Bates Motel Stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, and Executive Producers Talk Possible Romance, and Give Hints about Season 3

27 July 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Bates Motel has been home to one of the strangest but also fascinating mother-son relationships on television.  With Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore delivering exceptional performances each week, it’s no wonder the show’s garnered such a loyal audience.  Before the cast:  Farmiga, Highmore, Nestor Carbonell, and Olivia Cooke hit the Comic-Con stage along with executive producers, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, they sat down with us for a round table interview to discuss what’s in store for Season 3. The cast talked about their expectations for their characters and offered their opinion on some of the relationships that still remain unexplored on the show.  And the producers were kind enough to give us some hints of what to expect when Bates Motel begins filming this fall.  Hit the jump for more. Question: Who’s the Norman we meet in Season 3? Freddie Highmore:  I don’t know.  Nothing at all. »

- Elena Butler

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[Comic-Con 2014] Bates Motel Mock Audition Tape Unveiled

26 July 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of A&E’s Bates Motel have seen the dark sides of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma Louise, but the new comedically staged auditions of actors Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, and others reveal the funnier side of the people who play the motel operators and the surrounding townsfolk of White Pine Bay. We have the mock audition video that was revealed at Comic-Con.

Entertainment Weekly unveiled the mock Bates Motel audition tape online that features Freddie Highmore doing a Spider-Man impression, Vera Farmiga busting out some Ukrainian folk dance moves, Olivia Cooke walking with an oxygen tank and trying to get a light for her cigarette, and Nestor Carbonell innocently sporting an “I Was On Lost” T-shirt and pointing out how similar he looks to Anthony Perkins. The complete second season of Bates Motel hits home media on October 7th.

“In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers »

- Derek Anderson

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Bates Motel Comic-Con Panel Recap: A Look Back at the Insane Second Season, and a Promise for More Creepiness to Come

26 July 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Bates Motel has never been a show that was afraid to “go there.”  With a second season that saw many supporting characters sent away or killed, a tense showdown with drug trading, and that mother and son kiss that went on just a bit too long, showrunners and creators Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have a lot to live up to with their upcoming third season of the A&E show. Along with cast members Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell on hand, the panel reflected back on the insanity and never before seen hilarity of the second season, while teasing fans slightly with a special guest appearance, if the show will ever seen any character spillover from the original Psycho, and what the cast themselves would like to see for their characters in the upcoming season.  Hit the jump for the Bates Motel Comic-Con panel recap highlights. »

- Bryce Fallon

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'Bates Motel' at Comic-Con: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga talk about the kiss

25 July 2014 9:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Near the end of season two, A&E’s Bates Motel gave a tantalizing glimpse of teen Norman Bates experiencing the personality split integral to his later-life behavior. Since the character has already racked up a body count, the next question might be when he’ll begin wearing his mother’s clothes. In a discussion after the Bates Motel Comic-Con panel in San Diego Friday afternoon, star Freddie Highmore addressed the inevitable.

“It’s going to come at some point, isn’t it? I can see Norman sitting down in her room in front of the mirror and thinking ‘Oh, »

- Debbie Day

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'Bates Motel' at Comic-Con: Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga talk about the kiss

25 July 2014 9:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Near the end of season two, A&E’s Bates Motel gave a tantalizing glimpse of teen Norman Bates experiencing the personality split integral to his later-life behavior. Since the character has already racked up a body count, the next question might be when he’ll begin wearing his mother’s clothes. In a discussion after the Bates Motel Comic-Con panel in San Diego Friday afternoon, star Freddie Highmore addressed the inevitable.

“It’s going to come at some point, isn’t it? I can see Norman sitting down in her room in front of the mirror and thinking ‘Oh, »

- Debbie Day

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Watch Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore audition for 'Bates Motel'

25 July 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Finding the perfect actors for your show is a painstaking art: A few right moves, and you can back up an Emmy truck next to that Brinks truck. A couple of wrong moves, and the whole project is a disaster.

Bates Motel executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin certainly had their hands full when they set out to cast their contemporary Pyscho prequel for A&E. At Comic-Con on Friday, they treated the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at Bates’ audition process, screening footage of Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, and Max Thieriot trying on their character for the first time. »

- Dan Snierson

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EW's Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel: Stars share the complications of playing leading men

25 July 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

You have to be a pretty brave guy to battle a headless horsemen, or a bike gang, or Nazi Germany and the crazy crowds at Comic-Con. But on Friday afternoon at EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, hosted by our very own Darren Franich, actors Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) showed how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight. Here are the highlights:

• Highmore, Mison, and Thwaites are all playing characters with a storied history already documented in previous movies, »

- Jake Perlman

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#SDCC14: What We Know So Far About Bates Motel Season 3; Updated with Returning Cast News

25 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We just left the Sdcc press room for "Bates Motel," and while showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin are saving the big announcements for today's panel, we did glean a few clues of what's ahead in Season 3.

First we spoke with Norma Bates herself, Vera Farmiga. When asked how she reconciles Norma's behavior in the series, Vera said she sees herself as Norma's "court appointed lawyer in her defense" and "approaches her with outright compassion."

She focuses on what she appreciates about the character; Norma's "terribly flawed but trying to be the best mother she can be." She had a very grim upbringing with no role model, and her relationship with Norman is a "lifejacket." Theirs is a noble love, and Norma is a "lioness with a lame cub."

She couldn't tell us much about the upcoming third season as she hasn't seen a script yet (shooting begins in October »

- Debi Moore

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Vera Farmiga doesn't get why that 'Bates Motel' kiss was a big deal

25 July 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When the Bates Motel cast stopped by EW’s Comic-Con hangout, there was one central topic of discussion: that kiss.

Fans know the one. When Norman decided he wanted to kill himself in the season 2 finale, Norma found him out in the woods, gun in hand. There, she finally revealed the fact that he was behind his own father’s murder. But to stop him from pulling the trigger, Norma kissed him like she meant it. It was the moment fans had been waiting for, and it was one that executive producer Kerry Ehrin revealed to us was Freddie Highmore’s idea. »

- Samantha Highfill

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