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'Krampus' and 'Crimson Peak' anchor creepy Legendary Comic-Con panel

12 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I remember when Legendary Pictures threw a panel in a smaller room in the San Diego Convention Center, giving away copies of "Mass Effect 2" to anyone who showed up to hear them talk about their plans for movies like "Seventh Son," "The Great Wall," and an adaptation of "Mass Effect." They've come a long way. At that point, they were partnered with Warner Bros., and they were looking to define who they were are a company. Oh, sure, they were major financial and creative players on any number of big films already, like Nolan's first two Batman films, Snyder's "300" and "Watchmen," "The Hangover," "Inception," and my beloved "Where The Wild Things Are." But talking to Thomas Tull, talking to Jon Jashni, it was clear that what they craved were films that were theirs from start to finish, movies that they felt undisputedly reflected their sensibilities. It was strange seeing them »

- Drew McWeeny

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Krampus Comic-Con Panel Recap: Adam Scott, Michael Dougherty Preview Christmas Horror

12 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In addition to presenting their Warcraft and Crimson Peak panels, Legendary also brought a special preview of co-writer/director Michael Dougherty’s (Trick 'R Treat) holiday horror-comedy film Krampus to Comic-Con’s Hall H. The darker side of this Christmas story stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, and Allison Tolman, and the film opens in theaters on December 4th of this year. Panel Highlights Dougherty joined Chris Hardwick on stage to talk about the film. He called the title character a “dark Santa Claus” who, instead of presents, crawls down your chimney, throws you in a bag, and eats you. “Very German.” Dougherty wanted to make a real scary Christmas movie that wasn’t just Santa with an ax. His concept was, "What if all of those wishes you made turned dark because you stopped believing in Santa Claus?" Stars Collette and Scott joined them to talk more about the film. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Sdcc: Comic-Con poster for Michael Dougherty’s Krampus

12 July 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s Legendary Pictures panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, a new poster has been released for Krampus, the upcoming festive horror comedy from director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘R Treat)…

The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.

Krampus is set for release on December 4th, with a cast that includes Emjay Anthony (Insurgent), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Tolman (Fargo), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Man), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stalder (Lena Rais).

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- Gary Collinson

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Michael Dougherty’s Christmas horror Krampus gets a poster

12 July 2015 12:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Krampus poster: Demonic horror set at Christmas time comes to the screen courtesy of Michael Dougherty.

I must admit that I didn’t know too much about Michael Dougherty‘s upcoming horror Krampus prior to writing this post, but I’m now a little intrigued by the Christmas themed movie from one of the writing talents of the early X-Men movies.

Krampus tells the story of a demon that seeks out naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. It stars Adam Scott, David Koechner, Allison Tolman and Toni Collette and will release in the Us and the UK on December 4th, just in time for the holidays. Dougherty has already delivered a great Halloween movie with the brilliant Trick ‘R Treat, and now it looks like he’s going after Christmas in the same twisted way. We can look forward to an Easter set slasher next then?

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- Paul Heath

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'Krampus' Comic-Con Poster Spreads Yuletide Fear

11 July 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.&#160Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: A demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.&#160The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings »

- MovieWeb

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First Poster for Christmas Horror 'Krampus' from Michael Dougherty

11 July 2015 4:44 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

You don't want to be on his list. Michael Dougherty's 2008 movie Trick 'r Treat is a bonafide modern Halloween horror classic, so it's fitting that Dougherty's follow-up is a Christmas horror movie. And it looks really good. At Comic-Con 2015 today, Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser for Krampus, about the evil, twisted Christmas monster. The film has an Amblin-esque feel, with some humor and all of Dougherty's brilliant horror tricks. It stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Allison Tolman. Hopefully they'll release the teaser soon, but in the meantime, here's the first poster to get you in the mood. Here's the first official teaser poster for Michael Dougherty's Krampus, direct from Legendary Pictures: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath »

- Alex Billington

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Comic-Con 2015: Krampus Poster Brings Horror to the Holidays

11 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Holiday horrors from Trick 'r Treat's Michael Dougherty were teased at Legendary's Comic-Con panel today and, if you were among the lucky ones in Hall H, you got a first look at the Krampus trailer. We're hoping to see it released soon, but, until then, we have a look at the brand new poster.

"Based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Legendary PicturesKrampus, a twisted horror comedy set during the holidays, is written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat). Co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia, this darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul will be released by Universal Pictures."

Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, Stefania Owen, and David Koechner, Krampus was directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat) from a screenplay he co-wrote »

- Jonathan James

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Legendary’s Comic-Con Panel Reveals Krampus Poster; Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak Horror Nights And Duncan Jones’ Warcraft Footage

11 July 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Contributed by Michelle McCue and Melissa Howland

On Saturday Crimson Peak, Warcraft and Krampus were at Legendary Pictures’ Comic-Con panel in Hall H.

Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.  Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been »

- Movie Geeks

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Comic-Con 2015: Krampus Display Photos Tease Holiday Horrors

10 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Knowing that Trick 'r Treat's Michael Dougherty wrote and directed Krampus is enough to get me excited for the upcoming holiday horror film, and we should get our first look at the movie during tomorrow's Legendary Pictures Comic-Con presentation at Hall H. Until then, there's a display on the Comic-Con show floor that teases what's to come.

"Based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Legendary PicturesKrampus, a twisted horror comedy set during the holidays, is written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat). Co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia, this darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul will be released by Universal Pictures."

Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, Stefania Owen, and David Koechner, Krampus was directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat) from a »

- Jonathan James

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'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' Clips Are Gory and Action-Packed

9 July 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night, we showed you the first clip from the awesome-looking horror comedy Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Formerly titled Scouts Vs Zombies, we have four more clips that provide useful survival tips for anyone who finds themselves trapped in the middle of a zombie invasion. This sneak peek at the Halloween release is certainly R rated and Nsfw! There is tons of awesome action, plenty of blood red gore, and some zombie breasts get put on full display. Yes, you want to watch these right now (but only if you are over the age of 18)!

In Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one bad-ass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out 5 New Clips From Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse

9 July 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Directed by Christopher Landon, check out these new clips from Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse with tips on how to earn your badges.

For those lucky folks attending Comic-Con 2015, go to the Interactive Zone at Petco Park to receive official limited edition Scouts badges which will lead you to exclusive footage online.

As an added prize, 5 “Golden Dick-Its” will be given out at random. The “Golden Dick-it” winners will receive a VIP trip to Lollapalooza!

The Golden Dick-it!

Also, look out for Scouts driving pedi-cabs for Free rides around the Gaslamp District. But beware – they might have to fight off Zombies to get you to your destination.

Pedi Cabs Schedule – Gaslamp District

Thursday – 11am – 3pm

Friday – 11am – 7pm

Saturday – 11am – 7pm

Sunday – 11am – 3pm

In the new film, three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. »

- Michelle McCue

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Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Poster Debuts

8 July 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

If you’re headed to Comic Con and you love Zombies (and who doesn’t?), catch exclusive video from Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse.

Go to the Interactive Zone at Petco Park to receive official limited edition Scouts badges which will lead you to exclusive footage online!

The Golden Dick-it!

As an added prize, 5 “Golden Dick-Its” will be given out at random. The “Golden Dick-it” winners will receive a VIP trip to Lollapalooza!

Also, look out for Scouts driving pedi-cabs for Free rides around the Gaslamp District. But beware – they might have to fight off Zombies to get you to your destination! 

Pedi Cabs Schedule – Gaslamp District

Thursday – 11am – 3pm

Friday – 11am – 7pm

Saturday – 11am – 7pm

Sunday – 11am – 3pm

In the new film, three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town »

- Michelle McCue

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Scout’S Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse: See First Clip and Poster

8 July 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount Pictures has just released a new poster and the first clip for their upcoming film Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (formerly Scouts vs Zombies), which will be directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). The film follows the tale of three scouts on their last camp-out, as they discover the true meaning of friendship when they must attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. While the premise seems fun, the following movie clip looks … not great. A badly rendered zombie kitty that needs to be smacked with a cast iron skillet? Not quite hilarious, although I do have to applaud their use of practical effects. Hopefully this clip isn’t indicative of the quality of the rest of the film, though, unless they're going for some major irony. Check out the clip and poster below: Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse stars Halston Sage, »

- Allison Keene

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'Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' Clip Unleashes Killer Cats

8 July 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Formerly titled Scouts Vs Zombies, Paramount Pictures has released the first spooky clip from their horror comedy Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Paramount won't have a panel presence at this year's Comic-Con, but they're proving you don't really need one if you have a cool sneak peek that pulls some of the thunder away from the San Diego convention center. And this short clip certainly does, if only for a second or two. We also get the first poster, which offers a unique take on the Swiss Army Knife.

In Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one bad-ass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead. »

- MovieWeb

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'Warcraft' and 'Crimson Peak' Will Return to Comic Con

24 June 2015 10:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary Pictures announced that they will be bringing three of their highly-anticipated projects to Comic-Con 2015 this year, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and Krampus . All three movies will be highlighted during the studio's Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 Pm, moderated by Chris Hardwick. Both Warcraft and Crimson Peak had a big presence at Comic-Con 2014, as well, returning for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, it hasn't been confirmed which cast members and filmmakers will be present at the Con, but you can take a look at the official details below.

Legendary Hall H Film Panel - Saturday, July 11th at 2:30pm

Hosted by Nerdist's Chris Hardwick, Legendary will present films from its upcoming slate including content from Crimson Peak, Krampus, and Warcraft with special appearances by talent and filmmakers.

Booth Activity - Thursday, July 9th - Sunday, July 12th

Legendary will host a flurry of activity at »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2015: Legendary’s Hall H Panel to Include Crimson Peak, Krampus, Warcraft

24 June 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A mansion with a sinister secret, a creature who gobbles kids on the naughty list, and the war between The Alliance and The Horde—Legendary's bringing them all to Comic-Con next month. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Legendary's film panel will include footage as well as feature cast and crew members from Crimson Peak, Krampus, and Warcraft.

The guests for Legendary's Hall H film panel have not yet been revealed, but the panel's time and first details have been announced (via Collider):

"Legendary Hall H Film Panel (Saturday, July 11th at 2:30pm)

Hosted by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick, Legendary will present films from its upcoming slate including content from Crimson Peak, Krampus, and Warcraft with special appearances by talent and filmmakers. 

Booth Activity (Thursday, July 9th – Sunday, July 12th)

Legendary will host a flurry of activity at their booth (#3920) this year including talent and filmmaker signings, virtual reality experiences, »

- Derek Anderson

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Warcraft and Crimson Peak Headed to Hall H for Comic-Con 2015

23 June 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As always, Legendary Entertainment is bringing the goods to Comic-Con. The studio has revealed a bit of their plans for Sdcc 2015, including presentations for Duncan Jones' Warcraft, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and Mike Dougherty's Krampus when the studio takes over Hall H for their film presentation on Saturday, July 11th at 2:30 p.m. While Legendary has yet to announce which talent and filmmakers are participating, I'd expect a stacked line-up if the studio's presentations in recent years are anything to go by. Warcraft, Jones' feature film adaptation of the massively popular game, stars Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebell, Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, and Ben Foster, and is slated to arrive in theaters June 10th, 2016. Del Toro's haunted house meets gothic romance Crimson Peak stars Tom HiddlestonMia WasikowskaJessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam, and arrives this October 16th. Krampus, Mike Duogherty's follow-up to his cult classic Trick 'r Treat, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Legendary to Promo ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Krampus,’ ‘Warcraft’ at Comic-Con

23 June 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary will show footage and present cast members from “Crimson Peak,” “Krampus” and “Warcraft” at its July 11 panel in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick will host the event.

Crimson Peak,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. Legendary Pictures produced, with Universal set to release “Crimson Peak” at the height of the Halloween season on Oct. 16.

Krampus” is a comedy horror film directed by Michael Dougherty from his own script about the demon who is the opposite of Santa Claus in German folklore. The film stars Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, David Koechner and Stefania Owen with a Dec. 4 launch from Universal.

Universal has set “Warcraft,” based on the videogame series of the same name, for release on June 10, 2016. Duncan Jones is directing from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Charles Leavitt. »

- Dave McNary

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TV Review: Comedy Central’s ‘Another Period’

22 June 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s an inherent developmental disconnect in “Another Period,” a Comedy Central series that seeks to spoof programs like “Downton Abbey,” laboring to find the elusive sweet spot between a knowing send-up for those who watch such fare and a farcical take-down for those who wouldn’t be caught dead doing so. Series creators/stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome have certainly attracted a first-rate cast to assist with the silliness, only to settle for the below-the-belt aspects of turn-of-the-century mores. There are amusing moments, but the conceit ultimately seems better suited to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch than another series. Period.

Set in Newport, R.I. in 1902, the show focuses on the Bellacourts, a filthy rich family vastly outnumbered by their doting servants, whom they generally treat like furniture. Indeed, a sexual tryst is dragged out as the two upper-crust participants wait for their butlers and maids, silently standing watch, »

- Brian Lowry

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Check Out These Free Film Screenings in L.A.!

26 May 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Los Angeles Film Festival is celebrating its 21st year and bringing free screenings, in addition to a great indie film slate, to West Coast cinephiles. Kicking off the freebies is the family-friendly “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” the 1988 classic period detective-animated slapstick mashup starring Bob Hoskins, set for June 12 at 8 p.m. at Union Station. Also, celebrating its 15-year anniversary with a June 13 screening at DIGat7th is Gina Prince-Bythewood’s on-court romance “Love & Basketball,” starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan as best friends whose shared love for the titular sport parallels their love for each other. Prince-Bythewood will attend along with her cast, which includes Lathan, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Debi Morgan, and others. June 13 will also feature Coffee Talks, a popular series where audience members get a first-hand look as filmmakers and other industry vets discuss their crafts. This year’s subjects include Colin Trevorrow, director »

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