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On Halloween weekend, Nosferatu won't evoke terror or bring plagues upon unsuspecting townsfolk, but rather inspire a night of beautiful music. Also: an update on the Telluride Horror Show, Vampirella #1 and Syfy's Ominous release details, as well as Storm King Productions at New York Comic Con.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror: Press Release: "Over Halloween weekend, on Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m., the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart, in collaboration with Berklee College of Music, will bring the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror to the Symphony Hall stage, with an entirely new full symphonic score composed by Berklee’s finest student film composers. Nosferatu on Halloween is a groundbreaking, unprecedented collaborative project in which eight of Berklee’s finest student film composers will write a full-length symphonic score, under the direction of Professor of Film Scoring Sheldon Mirowitz, for what is widely considered »
- Tamika Jones
When I was a kid, I used to love a scary movie. I remember catching the original The Haunting (1963) one night on Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie when I was home alone. Before it was over, I had every light in the house on. When my mother got home she was screaming she’d been able to see the house glowing from two blocks away. The only thing screaming louder than her was the electricity meter.
That was something of an accomplishment, scaring me like that. Oh, it’s not that I was hard to scare (I still don’t like going down into a dark cellar). But, in those days, the movies didn’t have much to scare you with. Back as far as the 50s, you might find your odd dismemberment and impaling, even an occasional decapitation, but, generally, the rule of the day was restraint. Even those rare dismemberments, »
- Bill Mesce
If you’re like me, you can spend hours and hours scrolling through Netflix Instant while you try to pinpoint the perfect movie to watch. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to provide you guys with 31 great horror and sci-fi movies that are currently available to stream—one for every day of October.
Here’s a look at over 30 great genre films that should get you in the Halloween spirit over the next month and are currently available to stream on Netflix Instant.
Two centuries after her execution, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on her killer’s family.
Louis finds a burial ground that brings the dead back to life—yet with an added streak of evil. Tragedy soon forces Louis to use the site’s powers.
- Heather Wixson
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
A24 made The Witch release announcement today via Twitter:
There is evil in the wood. And it's almost time to let it out. #TheWitch – This February pic.twitter.com/n5QQRfZG4Q
— A24 (@A24) September 24, 2015
"In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family »
- Derek Anderson
” Is this your wife? What a lovely throat!”
Nosferatu (1922) screens Thursday September 3rd at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks
Released in 1922, Nosferatu was essentially an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Disguising the film under different names and details, this Dracula story portrays Count Orlock negotiating a move to Bremen in Germany with realtor Thomas Hutter, and like the plagued-diseased rats of history, Count Orlock is a harbinger of death, bringing a great darkness with him in as he obsessively pursues the neck of Hutter’s wife and brings death and menace to the people of Bremen.
Masterfully directed by F W Murnau, Nosferatu features timeless images of the nocturnal blood sucker gravitating through the shadows – the epitome being the iconic shot of the shadow ascending the stairs, as one with the dark – an image that will send chills down your spine. Max Schreck’s Count Orlock grotesques all »
- Tom Stockman
The Witch will make its Canadian premiere at next month's Tiff, which runs from September 10th–20th. It was recently announced that Eggers is set to pen and direct the remake of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, and his work on the critically acclaimed The Witch certainly helped line him up for that gig.
Synopsis: "New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. In his debut feature, writer/director »
- Derek Anderson
Filmmaker Robert Eggers made a major splash earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, taking home Best Director honours for his debut feature, which made its World Premiere at the festival.
Titled The Witch, the film is not only Eggers’ feature-length directorial debut, it’s also his feature-length screenwriting debut. The first trailer for the movie, which stars Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ralph Ineson, has now been released.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.
Based on the film’s reception at Sundance, Eggers was »
- Deepayan Sengupta
If you're a horror hound and you're planning on attending this year's Toronto International Film Festival, then you'll likely want to grab a seat for a newly added "Special Presentation" to the festival: Robert Eggers' The Witch.
The Witch will make its Canadian premiere at next month's Tiff, which runs from September 10th–20th. No official screening date has been revealed yet. The feature film directorial debut from Eggers, The Witch follows a New England family in colonial days who encounter something strange within the woods.
Robert Eggers, USA/Canada Canadian Premiere
A colonial family leaves plantation life and attempts to reap their harvest on a fledgling farm at the edge »
- Derek Anderson
Another day, another remake. This time they're digging deep and remaking a horror classic from the early years of cinema. Deadline reports that Jeff Robinov's Studio 8 will be remaking F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent film masterpiece Nosferatu, and they've found a director who wants to bring back Dracula once again. The studio is bringing on filmmaker Robert Eggers, a writer turned director who broke out earlier this year with The Witch at the Sundance Film Festival (still yet to be released by A24). Eggers will write & direct the new Nosferatu, a fitting follow-up to The Witch and another chance for Eggers to show how talented he is. The original 1922 Nosferatu is considered one of the great horror classics. The silent masterpiece tells the story of the vampire Nosferatu who falls for a woman. This new take is being produced by Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor, »
- Alex Billington
Released in 1922, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was an unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with Max Schreck starring as the hideous Count Orlock. The film was previously remade in 1979, with Wener Herzog directing and Klaus Kinski starring in the lead role.
- Gary Collinson
Another remake is on the way, but this doesn’t sound resoundingly awful.
Deadline is reporting that Robert Eggers, writer and director of the festival favorite The Witch, is being tagged to direct a remake of the classic F.W. Murnau silent film, Nosferatu. The film has been remade once in 1979 by Werner Herzog.
According to Deadline, “this will be a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen.” They added that Eggers is also set to write and direct The Knight for Studio 8 so it seems like he is developing a solid relationship with the studio.
The Witch was a hit when it premiered at Sundance, but it doesn’t seem like the film will get a wide release until next year. This news also comes a few weeks after the original film’s director, F.W. Murnau, »
- Zach Dennis
If you thought being a classic rendition of a famous monster made you immune to the remake machine, think again! Because filmmaker Robert Eggers is aboard to write and direct a new take on the haunting, long-fingered vampire seen in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film Nosferatu.Former Warner Bros. man Jeff Robinov is developing the idea for a new, untitled take on the character and the film’s concept at his Studio 8 production company. According to Deadline, the new movie will be a “visceral” adaptation of the original, which saw the Eastern European creature stalk his prey and deal badly with the dawn.Eggers, who has switched from costume and production design to directing for The Witch, scored the directing prize for the film at this year’s Sundance festival. It doesn’t have a release date set yet, but has certainly become a selling point for Eggers, who »
When it is announced that classic films are going to be remade, a ripple of disgust often soon follows from purists. This can sometimes be understandable. But it shouldn.t be the case with the news that Nosferatu is going to get redone, since the original seminal expressionist horror flick is now over 93-years-old, and its impending face-lift should instead leave movie fans purring with excitement. Variety have reported that Robert Eggers has been brought onboard by Studio 8 to write and direct their remake of the 1922 horror film, which, at this point in time, still remains untitled. Eggers will be joined on the production by Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen, who will produce Nosferatu through their Parts and Labor label. Rather than being a direct remake of the original Nosferatu , though, Robert Eggers and Studio 8.s version will instead just be based on it. F.W. Murnau.s 1922 film »
I am not categorically opposed to remakes, though I loathe it when a "perfect" film is cynically exploited just to capitalize on the title. A film like "The Exorcist" should never be remade, for example. Neither should "Alien." I would hope that both of those titles are untouchable, but then again... But sometimes, if there's an interesting take and a talented director attached, a remake can feel almost necessary. Such is the case with this newly-announced update of F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent classic "Nosferatu," which is being helmed by Robert Eggers, who wrote and directed the acclaimed, reportedly terrifying period horror film "The Witch," which netted Eggers the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category at this year's Sundance Film Festival (it's expected to be released sometime this year). Deadline describes the project as a "visceral adaptation" of Murnau's film, which was previously remade by Werner Herzog as "Nosferatu the Vampyre, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Production designer-turned-director Robert Eggers, whose tremendous debut The Witch premiered at Sundance in January, will craft a new symphony of horror in a remake of F.W. Murnau’s landmark silent film Nosferatu. Remade in 1979 by film legend Werner Herzog, Nosferatu was German director Murnau’s unofficial adaptation of the Dracula tale. In fact, Prana Film, the studio behind Nosferatu was sued for…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Variety reports that Robert Eggers—writer and director of this year's Sundance hit The Witch—is set to pen and helm the remake of Nosferatu, one of the most highly regarded horror films in history that's still effectively eerie to this day. The remake is currently untitled. Producing the Studio 8 project are Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor.
Based in part on Bram Stoker's classic novel, Dracula, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu debuted in 1922 and centered on the night-stalking Count Orlok and his unfortunate victims. In 1979, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre—an homage to Murnau's masterpiece—was released.
For those unfamiliar with the original Nosferatu film, we have its synopsis and Blu-ray trailer below. »
- Derek Anderson
The film is currently untitled and will be based on F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film, which followed the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored of the real-estate agent’s wife. It was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Werner Herzog directed a 1979 remake.
Eggers has already signed a deal with Studio 8 and is attached to direct “The Knight” for the studio.
Eggers, Van Hoy and Knudsen are repped by Wme.
- Justin Kroll
Studio 8 is pressing ahead with an untitled vampire horror pic that will serve as an update of the classic 1922 Nosferatu, having tapped The Witch writer-director Robert Eggers to take the reins on the project.
Eggers, who won the directing prize at Sundance this year for his period chiller The Witch, will both write and direct the “visceral” remake of F.W. Murnau’s influential silent film about the titular vampire rife throughout Eastern European folklore.
Vampires have been a staple of big screen horror lately, between action-oriented reimaginings of the Count Dracula legend (Dracula Untold) and innovative, genre-blending stories about bloodsuckers (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows). With remakes as bankable as ever, it makes depressing sense that an old relic like Nosferatu would get a dusting-off sooner or later.
Luckily, it could be worse – Eggers drew particular praise for »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has set up an untitled film that is a remake of Nosferatu, with Robert Eggers aboard to write and direct the classic that is based on the Dracula mythology. Eggers won the directing prize at Sundance for The Witch. This will be a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece that brings the horrific vampire of Eastern European folklore back to the screen. Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor will produce, and… »
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