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10 Actors Who Achieved Cult Villainy On The Strength Of One Movie

22 December 2013 3:56 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

When you’re on a role you’re on a role! Once again here is a list of ten actors who achieved cult movie villainy on the strength of one movie. Some of the actors faded into obscurity while others continued their careers without scaling the heights of their defining cinematic performance. Perhaps I should do a one for heroes! Nah! Villains are much more fun!

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Rudolph Klein-Rogge (Metropolis – 1927)

Although dated, Fritz Lang’s utopian masterpiece still has the unique power to fascinate. Not only did the film make a star of Brigitte Helm, it introduced the father of all mad scientists, C A Rotwang, played with eye rolling relish by Lang’s favourite actor Rudolph Klein-Rogge. The Austrian born star specialised in villainous roles so he was a natural for playing the nutty inventor who creates the legendary female robot used to impersonate Helm’s freedom fighter. With his exaggerated mannerisms and facial expressions, »

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31 Days of Horror: 100 Greatest Horror Films: Top 75

30 October 2013 8:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time for one reason: the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. I am including documentaries, short films and mini series, only as special mentions – along with a few features that can qualify as horror, but barely do.

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Special Mention:

Häxan

Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Denmark / Sweden, 1922

Häxan (a.k.a The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 silent documentary about the history of witchcraft, »

- Ricky

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Halloweek: Horror Heavyweights Share Their Biggest Fears and Favorite Scary Movies!

30 October 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!

Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.

Let the scares begin!

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Jace Anderson

Writer - The Toolbox Murders (2004), Schism, Night of the Demons (2009), Mother of Tears

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- Uncle Creepy

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A Few Video Highlights from Last Night's Day of the Dead Screening With George Romero

1 October 2013 8:19 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Last night, La-La Land Records and Waxwork Records (representing the world of soundtracks on CD and vinyl, respectively) celebrated George A. Romero's Day of the Dead with a special screening.

Scream Factory provided the print (well, a remastered Blu-ray) and Romero, composer John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, Joe Pilato and Howard Sherman all came out for a post-screening Q&A.

After the jump, check out some video excerpts which finds Romero weighing in on the current zombie wave and how he feels about no longer being alone in the undead entertainment sandbox.

The night was a blast and if you haven't picked up Scream's Blu-ray presentation, do so.  Further, vinyl nuts are going to love what Waxwork did.  For those who prefer the soundtrack on CD, definitely snag La-La Land's CD.  Day of the Dead couldn't look or sound better!

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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory Wants All of Your Money with Four New Collector’s Editions

24 September 2013 2:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Scream Factory refuses to let up, releasing four more stellar Blu-ray editions that will just add to the debt of hardcore horror fans. Not all four of these films are great on their own but they’re all great Blu-ray releases, full of special features and with some truly amazing transfers. Genre junkies, like myself, should own all four, even “Psycho III.” Sorry. Maybe you can take out a loan. It’s not my fault. Don’t shoot the horror messenger.

The first thing one notices about any of the four new Scream Factory releases this month — “Psycho II,” “Psycho III,” “Prince of Darkness,” and “Day of the Dead” — is that they look absolutely fantastic. Scream Factory’s HD transfers are approaching the best on the market, up there with the Criterion Collection. “Day of the Dead,” in particular, is just stunning. I’ve seen the movie several times, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead Trailer and Clips

17 September 2013 5:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead gets a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray and DVD release this week, courtesy of Scream Factory. If you’d like more information on the newly restored version, we have release details, a look at the original theatrical trailer, and two clips.

“Zombie horror fans and movie collectors will rejoice when the definitive release of Day Of The Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on September 17 from Scream Factory. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains an all-new interview with George Romero and a bounty of insightful bonus extras. Day Of The Dead is the third film installment in the continuing saga of the undead from celebrated writer/ director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead »

- Jonathan James

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Review: George A. Romero's "Day Of The Dead" (1985) On Blu-ray From Scream Factory

14 September 2013 3:53 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

When George A. Romero's Day of the Dead premiered on Friday, July 19, 1985, it was released in the same fashion that his Dawn of the Dead was distributed seven years earlier, which is to say without an MPAA rating. The poster sported the caveat (or allure, depending on your point of view): “Due to scenes of violence, which may be considered shocking, no one under 17 admitted.” Widely considered as an independent maverick in the film industry, Mr. Romero once again decided not to submit his film to the ratings board knowing full well that they would demand extensive cuts, leaving most of Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero’s best work on the cutting room floor. One of the major problems with releasing a film unrated is that the perception is that it is, in fact, a self-imposed X-rating. An “X” generally means death at the box office, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Day of the Dead (1985)

27 August 2013 3:59 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013

Price: DVD $19.93, Blu-ray $29.93

Studio: Shout! Factory

A nasty soldier pays the ultimate price in George Romero's 1985 zombie flick Day of the Dead.

The 1985 horror film Day of the Dead, the third entry in zombie master George Romero’s original zombie trilogy, returns to disc with a a new high-definition transfer and a whole slew of new supplements!

In this third outing, a small group of scientists and soldiers led by stars Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead?

Filled with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini, Shout! Factory’s new DVD and Blu-ray editions (issued under »

- Laurence

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‘Night of the Living Dead’ Resurrected Yet Again For Another 3D Remake

16 August 2013 1:15 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Because one 3D remake was not enough, George Romero‘s 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead will be resurrected once more, this time by director Zebediah de Soto as Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D. As you might have briefly registered somewhere in your mind, there was a 3D Night of the Living Dead remake in 2006, as well as a follow-up called Night of the Living Dead 3D: Reanimation. To put it bluntly, they were not great. De Soto has the power of time and quality on his side, though. He has a solid cast, consisting of Bollywood star R. Madhavan, and a slew of B-movie horror favorites, like Tom Sizemore, Tony Todd (who was actually in Tom Savini’s 1990 remake), Danielle Harris, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bill Mosley, Sarah Habel and Joseph Pilato battling the zombies. And when I say time, I mean that we are now in the hey-day of zombie-themed programming. Romero »

- Samantha Wilson

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Casting Update for Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D

16 August 2013 9:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When George A. Romero created Night of the Living Dead, the movie originally carried the title Night of the Flesh Eaters. The title was changed at the last moment and the copyright was lost, immediately putting the film into public domain.

That means that anyone can remake or re-imagine the movie and one of the newer projects is Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D. The movie has been in development for a number of years now, but it’s alive and well and we have a new casting update:

via Dread Central: “Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero »

- Jonathan James

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Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D Updates in!

16 August 2013 3:13 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero’s classic horror film Night Of The Living Dead.

Directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (Candyman) and Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Bill Mosley (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram »

- HorrorNews.net

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Bollywood Star Joins "Living Dead" 3D Remake

15 August 2013 9:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Get ready for a Bollywood dance number with zombies.

Simon West Productions, Graphic Film Company, 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment are all teaming to create "Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D," a (very) loose remake of the George Romero classic.

The story follows a group of survivors who barricade themselves in an abandoned New York apartment building when the zombie plague breaks out.

The project is also being shot "in a CG setting using stereoscopic 3D" which will give the film a look described as a "hybrid of graphic novel and traditional animation."

Bollywood actor R. Madhavan leads a cast that includes Tony Todd, Tom Sizemore, Danielle Harris, Sarah Habel, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bill Mosley and Joseph Pilato.

Zebediah De Soto will helm from a script he co-wrote with Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Madhavan star joins Dead

15 August 2013 9:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon West Productions and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, have signed Bollywood actor R Madhavan to Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D. Meyers Media Group handles international sales.

Zebediah De Soto’s re-imagining of George A Romero’s 1968 zombie classic uses state-of-the-art facial capture technology to create the effect of a graphic novel-traditional animation hybrid.

Madhavan’s credits include 3 Idiots and the Tanu Weds Manu franchise. The key cast includes Tony Todd, Tom Sizemore, “scream queen” Danielle Harris, Sarah Habel, Bill Mosley and Joseph Pilato.

De Soto co-wrote the screenplay with Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz.

Producers are Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Adds Bollywood Star R. Madhavan

15 August 2013 5:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George A. Romero's classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.

Directed by Zebediah DeSoto and co-written by DeSoto, Warren Davis and David Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (Candyman) and Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment. »

- MovieWeb

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A 3D ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Re-Do In Works With Bollywood Star R. Madhavan

15 August 2013 4:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

For me, the hallowed ground horror movies are John Carpenter‘s Halloween, Jonathan Demme‘s The Silence Of The Lambs, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, William Friedkin‘s The Exorcist, and especially Night Of The Living Dead. George Romero’s atmospheric original created the template for the contemporary zombie, and I always thought it would be very difficult to follow in the lumbering footsteps of George’s army of flesh eaters with a remake. Well, get ready for what is being called a 3D re-imagining of the classic. Simon West Productions, and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, have set Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (his films include 3 Idiots, 13B, and Tanu Weds Manu) to star in Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D. It’s being directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D is Still Alive, Still Casting

15 August 2013 2:50 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Simon West Productions and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan will star in the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero's classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.

Directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd and Tom Sizemore, along with scream queen Danielle Harris, Sarah Habel, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bill Mosley and Joseph Pilato

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Madhavan joins Living Dead

14 August 2013 9:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Simon West Productions and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, have signed Bollywood actor R Madhavan to Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D. Meyers Media Group handles international sales.

Zebediah De Soto’s re-imagining of George A Romero’s 1968 zombie classic uses state-of-the-art facial capture technology to create the effect of a graphic novel-traditional animation hybrid.

Madhavan’s credits include 3 Idiots and the Tanu Weds Manu franchise. The key cast includes Tony Todd, Tom Sizemore, “scream queen” Danielle Harris, Sarah Habel, Bill Mosley and Joseph Pilato.

De Soto co-wrote the screenplay with Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz.

Producers are Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch the Trailer for George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead

12 August 2013 8:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We thought we’d kick things off this week with an original trailer for George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, which is getting an all new Blu-ray Collector’s Edition next month. We had a chance to speak with George A. Romero at Flashback Weekend yesterday, so look for new information on his upcoming projects and our exclusive interview this week. He talks quite a bit about Day of the Dead, which he says is his favorite of the “Dead” movies.

“Zombie horror fans and movie collectors will rejoice when the definitive release of Day Of The Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on September 17 from Scream Factory. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains an all-new interview with George Romero and a bounty of insightful bonus extras. Day Of The Dead is the third film installment »

- Jonathan James

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New Day of the Dead Remake Announced

10 July 2013 1:27 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although we saw a Day of the Dead remake from Steve Miner in 2008, it has been revealed that a new big budget remake of George A. Romero’s 1985 movie is moving forward. According to the La Times, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell acquired remake rights and are currently talking with screenwriters about the project.

Grobman and Campbell were producers on Texas Chainsaw and are teaming up with Millennium Films once again for Day of the Dead, with a budget between $10 and $20 million expected. While The Walking Dead has been responsible for the recent zombie craze, World War Z‘s box office success is now helping show that zombie movies can draw large crowds. With that being said, Christa Campbell wants fans to know that they are looking to stick to the source material:

“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible to make sure that his fans are happy. »

- Jonathan James

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The Scream Factory Releases Day of the Dead Blu-ray Details

8 July 2013 5:45 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Scream Factory has released a list of special features for its upcoming Blu-ray release of the George A. Romero classic Day of the Dead, and as always they're set to deliver in spades. Read on for details.

Look for the Blu-ray in stores on September 17th.

Synopsis

In this third film in the continuing saga of the undead from writer/director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead), a small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living, or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille, Joe Pilato and Richard Liberty »

- Uncle Creepy

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