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Silent Night, Deadly Night / Christmas Evil Double Feature L.A. Screening Announced

18 November 2014 9:57 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.” Usually the former would receive coal and the latter nice presents. But as horror fans know, those who misbehave in 1984’s Silent Night, Deadly Night and 1980’s Christmas Evil can expect a lot worse than a lump of carbonized plant matter in their stockings. Beyond Fest and Death Waltz Records are teaming up for a double feature L.A. screening of the two holiday horror films.

Taking place Friday, December 19th beginning at 7:30pm at The Egyptian Theatre, the double feature, officially billed as “Ho! Ho! Hell!” will include screenings of Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil and will feature Q&A’s with cast and crew members. For more details, check out the press release and video below:

Press Release - “Beyond Fest and Death Waltz Records presents Ho! Ho! Hell!

Silent Night Deadly Night + Christmas Evil Death Waltz Records Release. »

- Derek Anderson

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November 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Dark Half, The Twilight Zone, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

17 November 2014 7:50 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This Tuesday, genre fans have a Lot to look forward to, as we have a trifecta of horror classics coming from Scream Factory, as well as the new 4K restoration of the 1920 German classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from Kino Lorber.

As if that’s not enough, Image Entertainment is releasing the Limited Edition Fifth Dimension box set for The Twilight Zone this week, the cult classics Moontrap, Christmas Evil and Trancers are all making their HD debuts and we’ve got a few indie films being released on November 18th too, including Automata, Housebound and Ragnarok.

Spotlight Titles:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari- 4K Restored (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. »

- Heather Wixson

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Silent Night Deadly Night & Christmas Evil Scores Slashing To Vinyl From Death Waltz Records!

12 November 2014 1:39 PM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Christmas season just got a hell of a whole lot better thanks to Death Waltz Records! The illustrious UK record label isn’t letting 2014 ring in without a bang, as tomorrow sees the release of not one, but two seminal-seasonal-slashers: Silent Night Deadly Night and Christmas Evil!

Dread Central got the exclusive word, complete with new art from Nick Percival and track listings for the LPs. Read on below, and don’t miss the drop tomorrow or forever be naughty!

Double LP – includes Botkin’s score and original Christmas songs Limited to 400 Transparent Red/Solid White split and Transparent Red/Green split Limited Edition Record Store release on Clear Red & Green\ Booklet with liner notes from composer Perry Botkin, co-executive producer Scott Schneid, writer Michael Hickey, and original newspaper ephemera from the film’s release.

Side 1:

Main Titles

Going Nowhere

Never Stop for Strangers

Snow Ax

Caught in »

- Justin Edwards

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The Honoraries: Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones (1954)

30 October 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Welcome to "The Honoraries". We're celebrating the careers of the Honorary Oscar recipients of 2014 and the Jean Hersholt winner (Harry Belafonte). Here's longtime Tfe reader and new contributor Teo Bugbee, whose work you might have read at The Daily Beast, on Belafonte's biggest film...

Even in the fantastic canon of classic Hollywood musicals, Carmen Jones is a standout. It’s got all the colors—Deluxe, not Technicolor, which as any John Waters fan will tell you is the real deal—it’s got the timeless score by Georges Bizet, but before we talk about the film itself, let’s take a minute to look at the backstory, if only because what was going on behind the scenes in Carmen Jones is at least as interesting as what made it on film. 

Though he never really made particularly political films, director Otto Preminger was a modern man when it came to his politics, »

- Teo Bugbee

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Meryl Streep will sound dreadful alongside Hugh Grant in operatic ‘Florence’

21 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Florence Foster Jenkins was the William Hung of the early 1900s. An objectively awful opera singer convinced of her own melodious quality, Jenkins concertized across New York City at her wealthy family’s expense. People couldn’t look away. Staging elaborate shows in opulent costumes, Jenkins sang Vivaldi and Strauss for audiences keeling over from disbelief. Her earnest brand of cacophony became so revered, she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1944, at the age of 76. Sound like the makings for a biopic? Well, get ready for Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins. Deadline reports that the “Iron Lady” Best Actress-winner will star alongside Hugh Grant in “Florence,” a dramatization of the New York heiress’ odd musical career. Though its high art trashiness sounds like the makings of a John Waters film, “Philomena” director Stephen Frears will helm the feature. Nicholas Martin (BBC's "The Indian Doctor”) wrote the script. »

- Matt Patches

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5 must see films in Fnc’s Temps Ø Section

7 October 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Festival du Nouveau Cinema has arrived and because of it’s strong line-up, there is no way it is possible to see everything worth watching. Faced with an impossible task I proposed myself to focus on just one section of this year’s festival, Temps Ø, which is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2014. This section features the more obscure and rebel films of the Fnc, programed for an audience who enjoy witty cinematic experiences. My most anticipated films from the Temps Ø section this year is a mix of genres and styles that explore different themes and influences.

Der Samurai (Last Samurai) 

Directed by Till Kleinert

Der Samurai directed by Till Kleinert, who will be present at the festival, is an under 80 minutes long feature set in a wooded region of the German-Polish border. It is a neo-giallo cat and mouse tale of Samurai (Pit Bukowski), a cross-dressing »

- Francisco Peres

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Sound On Sight Celebrates 7 Years

26 September 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It was seven years ago today that I recorded our very first Sound On Sight radio show discussing the career of John Waters. Back than, we used to broadcast our show from Cjlo, a local University radio station here in Montreal. Since we had an early lunch time slot, most of my friends couldn’t listen to us live, and so I needed a place to archive our episodes so my friends could listen when it was most convenient. So I created a blog…

Little did I know that our simple blog would grow into what it is now, a world-wide collective with writers contributing from five continents, seven countries and far too many cities to name. Originally the blog titled “The Naked Lunch”, transformed into “Sound On Sight” on December 17, 2007. With a slick new design, along with the addition of several new contributors, and our very own hosting domain, »

- Ricky

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The Noteworthy: Cinema Scope 60, Remembering Peter von Bagh, Doclisboa '14

25 September 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

We're mourning the loss of Peter von Bagh along with countless others in the world cinema community. Many are sharing past articles on or by von Bagh. Here's Jonathan Rosenbaum's piece on the man, and his extraordinary film Helsinki, Forever:

"We’ve met at various times in Paris, London, New York, Southern California, Chicago, Helsinki, Sodankylä, and Bologna — and probably in other places as well, although these are the ones I currently remember. The first times were in Paris in the early 1970s, when he looked me up, and it must have been either in San Diego in 1977 or 1978 or in Santa Barbara between 1983 and 1987 that he convinced me to buy a multiregional Vcr. Most likely it was the latter, where I was mainly bored out of my wits apart from my pastime of taping movies from cable TV, and Peter maintained that if we started swapping films through the mail, »

- Notebook

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Watch: John Waters Talks Female Trouble and his Career with J. Hoberman

24 September 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“Improvisation is like a face lift: if you notice, it’s bad.” John Waters is typically adroit, on-point and witty in this 25-minute conversation with critic J. Hoberman, conducted at Lincoln Center earlier this month on the opening night of the adeptly titled career retrospective “Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?” Topics of discussion include Waters’ influences, filming Divine in prison, and what it’s like to look back at his past provocations. »

- Vadim Rizov

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Two Shots Fired: Deadpan Hilarity in Argentina

21 September 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

It's that time of year again when crowds descend upon Lincoln Center to experience world cinema worthy of the ultimate accolades, the most hyped Oscar-worthy Hollywood offerings of the year, experimental programs that expose the versatility of the medium, and shorts that announce a whole spate of new, young directors who will no doubt blow our minds in the future -- or at least supply us with a few major catharses.

Yes, for seventeen days the main slate of the 2014 New York Film Festival will showcase 30 films from such countries as Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea, Portugal, and "O Canada." There will be Romantic fare such as Beloved Sisters, which chronicles Friedrich Schiller's love affair with two siblings; Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel (Inherent Vice); and Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, with Steve Carell as a loony du Pont heir who gets a bit unsavory »

- Brandon Judell

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Sopranos Actress Bergen, the Movies' '1st Female President' of the United States, Dead at 84

20 September 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Polly Bergen dead at 84: ‘First woman president of the U.S.A.,’ former mistress of Tony Soprano’s father Emmy Award-winning actress Polly Bergen — whose roles ranged from the first U.S.A. woman president in Kisses for My President to the former mistress of both Tony Soprano’s father and John F. Kennedy in the television hit series The Sopranos — died from "natural causes" on September 20, 2014, at her home in Southbury, Connecticut. The 84-year-old Bergen, a heavy smoker for five decades, had been suffering from emphysema and other ailments since the 1990s. "Most people think I was born in a rich Long Island family," she told The Washington Post in 1988, but Polly Bergen was actually born Nellie Paulina Burgin on July 14, 1930, to an impoverished family in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her father was an illiterate construction worker while her mother got only as far as the third grade. The family »

- Andre Soares

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Cape Fear, Sopranos Actress Polly Bergen Has Died at 84

20 September 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original Cape Fear and the first woman president in Kisses for My President, died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends. A brunette beauty with a warm, sultry singing voice, Bergen was a household name from her 20s onward. She made albums and played leading roles in films, stage musicals and TV dramas. She also hosted her own variety series, was a popular game show panelist, »

- Associated Press

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Cape Fear Actress Polly Bergen Has Died at 84

20 September 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original Cape Fear and the first woman president in Kisses for My President, died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends. A brunette beauty with a warm, sultry singing voice, Bergen was a household name from her 20s onward. She made albums and played leading roles in films, stage musicals and TV dramas. She also hosted her own variety series, was a popular game show panelist, »

- Associated Press

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[Tiff Review] Preggoland

14 September 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Part Todd Solondz, John WatersNicole Holofcener, and Bridesmaids, the bitter and cynical Preggoland is a unique comedy. Despite occasionally edging towards running out of steam (it gets a lot of mileage out of its plot), this is the rare film that approximates the feeling of a hangover. With a darker palette, matching the sadness and bleak comedy at its […] »

- John Fink

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Sr Geek Picks: If Anakin Hadn’t Gone Dark Side, Angry Liam Neeson Supercut & More

14 September 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Jeff Goldblum singing His Own Jurassic Park Theme Lyrics; a Sesame Street Star Wars Parody; Orange Is The New Black + The Golden Girls; The Psychology Of A Fanboy; and Titanic + Star Trek Into Darkness. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has 20 Things You Didn’t Know About John Waters.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


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- Justin Vactor

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Toronto 2014 Review: The Voices, Silly And Schizoid

11 September 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's days after I saw it, and I still haven't decided if Marjane Satrapi's The Voices is sublime or shit. I think, frankly, that it's an unholy combination of both, a mess of a film that still has moments that beyond any credulity actually work. Toeing a very fine line between comedy, horror, and melodrama, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Jerry, a forklift operator in a small industrial town called Milton. It's clear pretty early on that Jerry's got some issues, and behind those shiny eyes and capped teeth there's a darkness brewing. Joined by a cast that includes Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton, and Anna Kendrick, the film plays like a soap opera directed by John Waters after he binged on too many...

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Interview: 'Utopia' narrator Dan Piraro explains his bizarro journey to Fox reality

9 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After Sunday night's premiere of Fox's "Utopia" much of the conversation was about embarrassingly alcoholic contestants, poorly concealed pregnancies and pixelated nudity. But garnering nearly as much conversation as Huntress Hex, Drunken Buffoon Josh and Polyamorous Dedeker was the show's on-screen narrator, the immaculately dressed, carefully mustachioed Dan Piraro. I chatted with Piraro on Sunday afternoon after seeing only a few early minutes of footage, which was enough to know that he could hardly be more different from Fox's legacy of reality hosts ranging from Ryan Seacrest to Mario Lopez to Monica Lewinsky to Cat Deeley. It isn't just the infinitely twirlable facial hair or the fact that "Utopia" enlisted a frontman who has passed out of Fox's coveted 18-49 demographic.  Piraro arrives on "Utopia" with an established career in a field rarely mined for reality hosting gigs. Since 1985, Piraro's single-panel comic "Bizarro" has been syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

2 September 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

Directed by: Jan Švankmajer

We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake. Conspirators of Pleasure follows six people, each with their own incredibly unsettling fetish. A letter carrier ingests dough balls every night before bed. A clerk is obsessed with a new anchor and creates a machine that pleasure him while he watches her. That anchorwoman has an odd obsession with live carp. One customer of the clerk’s practice paper mâché voodoo with a chicken costume and a doll resembling his neighbor. The neighbor has a doll of him that she brutalizes. Finally, the anchormwoman’s husband rubs homemade contraptions to rub all over his body. Conspirators could simply be a character study that, while still strange, would not be nearly as creepy. Švankmajer’s known for his animation and puppetry, »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

28 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The »

- louisamellor

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Lionsgate Nabs Schwarzenegger Starrer ‘Maggie'; Oscilloscope Rocks With ‘Jingle Bell’ Docu

26 August 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In a preemptive deal that knocked it out of the Toronto premieres line-up, Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to apocalyptic thiller Maggie. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator and Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman And Robin), Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Tudors, Nip/Tuck), Maggie tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, the relationship between father and daughter is tested. Henry Hobson is directing from the Black List script by John Scott 3. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are exec producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »

- The Deadline Team

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