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Edgar Wright’s 100 Favorite Horror Movies, From ‘Nosferatu’ to ‘The Witch’

Edgar Wright’s 100 Favorite Horror Movies, From ‘Nosferatu’ to ‘The Witch’
Your ultimate Halloween horror movie binge is here. Edgar Wright has joined forces with Mubi to list his 100 favorite horror movies, and the collection is full of classics and surprising choices that range from 1922 to 2016. The director, who himself has given the genre a classic title thanks to “Shaun of the Dead,” names recent horror hits like “Raw,” “The Witch,” and “Train to Busan,” as well as classics from horror masters James Whale and Mario Bava.

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Wright wrote an introduction to his list, in which he makes it clear this is simply a list of 100 favorite titles and not his definitive list of the best horror films ever. You can read Wright’s statement below:

Here, for Halloween, is a chronological list of my favorite horror movies. It’s not in any way
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Ten Classic Scary Movies For Halloween

I have known for years, many people will not watch black and white movies, of any kind. It has to be color and no older than 10 years, preferably movies made this year, or last year. I have had people look at me with astonishment when I tell them I not only watch black and white movies regularly but even silent movies. I’ve had people admit they didn’t know movies were being made in 1927, much less 1915.

So for this Hallowe’en, when movie geeks thoughts turn to scary movies here is my personal and eclectic list of great, old, scary movies, filmed in glorious black and white.

10. Nosferatu 1922

The Great Grand Daddy of all Dracula movies, and the template for every vampire movie ever made, the first, one of the best and still creepy, even if you’ve seen it repeatedly. A silent masterpiece by Fw Murnau and with
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Halloween Cinema A-z

It’s been a while since we went alphabetical here at Roobla, so to get you even more in the mood for October 31, here’s a Halloween special. There’s the odd tenuous link here and there, but we hope you find it fun and perhaps even a little useful…

A is for Alien. Ridley Scott‘s 1979 groundbreaking sci-fi horror remains just that.

B is for Bram Stoker. Okay, obviously the Dracula author never had a hand in any screenplays, but imagine how much poorer cinema in general would be if that book had never been written.

C is for castles, They’ve been the setting for many a horror movie, and with good reason: does it get more spine-tingling?

D is for disappointing. When was the last time you went to the cinema to see a new release and were genuinely scared?

E is for Elm Street. You wouldn
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The Essential Vampire Films

In readiness for Halloween, Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Vampire films…

With that thing coming up that takes place on the last day in October. You know the one? Yeah, candy sales go through the roof, your house gets egged and toilet papered. Meanwhile you sacrifice a chicken over a Ouji board in the hope of getting Kevin James to stop making films. It never works and you just unleash hell on Earth (or to put it another way, a new Kevin James film comes out). With that in mind, I thought it’d be a good time to look over the best Vampire films around.Why Vampires? Well I was watching a film (that will appear on this list) and had a brainwave.

So without further ado, and not in any particular order, here are the essential Vampire films!

Nosferatu (1922)

This iconic piece of cinema remains
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Nosferatu With Live Music by The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra October 18th at Urban Chestnut

” Is this your wife? What a lovely throat!”

There’s nothing better than silent films accompanied by live music and I’d go as far as saying there’s nothing better than silent films accompanied by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. And I’ll go even farther by saying that there’s nothing better than the 1922 silent spooker Nosferatu accompanied by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra which is an event that will be taking place Thursday night, October 18th at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave, St. Louis 63103). Doors open at 6pm and the movie unspools after dark!

Admission Is Free !!!

I’ve seen Nosferatu with live music before and have even shown a 25-minute cut of the film at my old monthly Super-8 Movie Madness show with live keyboard accompaniment (by the talented Linda Gurney), but seeing the full-length version near
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Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams with ‘The Witch’ Director Robert Eggers for ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Robert Eggers are reuniting for another tale of terror, with the actress set to star in Eggers’ remake of F. W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu. Eggers, a production designer who rose to prominence with his acclaimed directorial debut The Witch (or The VVitch, if you want to be a jerk about it) announced his Nosferatu remake shortly after The Witch hit theaters. “[It’s shocking] to me,” the filmmaker said late last year. “It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next. I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”

Per Variety, Eggers’ Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy, who was recently seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, has joined the remake in an undisclosed role — likely the female lead played by Greta Schröder in the 1922 original and by Isabelle Adjani
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Movie News: 'The Witch' Star, Director to Reunite on 'Nosferatu'; Joseph Bologna, 'Big Daddy' Actor, Passes Away

Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, above) is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself was inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Werner Herzog directed a previous remake in 1979. [Variety]   Joseph Bologna: Veteran actor Joseph Bologna has passed away. He was 82. Bologna earned an Academy Award nomination for cowriting Lovers and Other Strangers and then starred in comedies like Cops and Robbers, My Favorite Year and Blame It on Rio. He continued making notable supporting appearances for the next 30 years, including playing Adam Sandler's...

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Movie News: 'The Witch' Star, Director to Reunite on 'Nosferatu'

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Nosferatu: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, above) is negotiations to star in a new version of Nosferatu. If things work out, she will reunite with director Robert Eggers; they previously worked together on indie horror movie The Witch. Eggers will also write the screenplay, based on the 1922 silent original, which itself was inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Werner Herzog directed a previous remake in 1979. [Variety]   Joseph Bologna: Veteran actor Joseph Bologna has passed away....

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Newswire: Anya Taylor-Joy reunites with The Witch director for a new take on Nosferatu

The Witch launched the careers of both its director Robert Eggers and its star Anya Taylor-Joy, and now the two are re-teaming for Eggers’ next project, another remake of F.W. Murnau’s genre-defining 1922 horror classic Nosferatu. Few details about the remake have been released—including what role Tayler-Joy will play in the film—but with Eggers’ eye for lavish period detail, hopefully it’ll take place sometime in the past. Eggers will have to work around his young star’s schedule, though, as Variety reports she’s currently filming the X-Men movie New Mutants and has also signed on for Glass, the sequel to her other breakout role in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split. That one’s scheduled for a 2019 release; Nosferatu, meanwhile, doesn’t have a release date as of yet.
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Nosferatu Remake Reunites Anya Taylor-Joy and The Witch Director

Nosferatu Remake Reunites Anya Taylor-Joy and The Witch Director
The Nosferatu remake has just scared up a pretty great horror reunion. Director Robert Eggers has already signed on to direct the remake of the classic vampire tale and now Anya Taylor-Joy, who worked with Eggers on The Witch, is reportedly in negotiations to star in the movie. As much as people may be hesitant to see a remake of one of the most beloved horror movies of all-time, it is hard not to want to see these two work with one another again.

Variety broke the news that Anya Taylor-Joy is being eyed to star in Nosferatu, but her deal has not yet closed. The report also didn't note who she is going to play in the movie, but it sounds like she will be playing the female lead. According to their report, Robert Eggers, who officially announced that he had signed on for the project last November, wanted
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Nosferatu Remake: Robert Eggers Looking to Reteam with Witch Breakout Anya Taylor-Joy

If you manage to deliver a directorial debut as scintillating as The Witch people are bound to keep a close eye on your next move. When at the tail end of 2016 Robert Eggers confirmed rumors that he would follow up his high caliber indie hit with a new version of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu high expectations met a certain degree of skepticism. After all, Nosferatu, in essence an unauthorized "Dracula" adaptation but also a pinnacle of German expressionism from the silent movie era, is still revered as a horror classic. Is a remake at all necessary? Probably not. But if it is to happen, who better to tackle it than the man who brought The Witch: A New-England Folktale to the screen? Not only did...

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‘The Witch’ Breakouts Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy Reuniting for ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

‘The Witch’ Breakouts Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy Reuniting for ‘Nosferatu’ Remake
Horror fans worried about the upcoming “Nosferatu” remake can breathe a sigh of relief. “The Witch” director Robert Eggers has cast his breakout star, Anya Taylor-Joy, in his upcoming adaptation for Studio 8. Her role is remaining a secret for now, but the casting should delight indie horror fans given how prolific “The Witch” was last year.

Read More:‘The Witch’ Director Robert Eggers’ Lifelong Obsession with ’Nosferatu’ and His Plans For a Remake

Nosferatu” is based on F. W. Murnau’s landmark 1922 horror film of the same name, which itself was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” The story follows the vampire Count Orlock as he tries to find a new home in the Transylvania mountains and becomes enamored with a real-estate agent’s wife, which could potentially be the role Taylor-Joy is filling. Eggers is writing the screenplay in addition to directing.

The remake has been
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Anya Taylor-Joy to reteam with The Witch director on Nosferatu

It looks like Anya Taylor-Joy could be set to reunite with The Witch director Robert Eggers, with Variety reporting that the actress is in talks to star in Eggers’ upcoming remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror.

An unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu follows the vampire Count Orlok as he tries to purchase a house in Germany, and finds himself enamoured with the real-estate agent’s wife.

According to the site, Eggers had wanted to team up with Taylor-Joy early after signing on to the project, but has been forced to wait due to her roles in Split and the upcoming X-Men: The New Mutants.

Eggers is directing Nosferatu for Studio 8, where he also has another project – The Knight – set up. Meanwhile, he is also attached to a miniseries based upon the life of the Russian mystic Rasputin.
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‘The Witch’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy & Director Robert Eggers Reunite For ‘Nosferatu’

After making a massive imprint with their work on the unsettling horror movie The Witch, Anya Taylor-Joy and director Robert Eggers are to reunite for Nosferatu, a redo of the silent movie Nosferatu, which in itself was an unofficial remake of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The story follows the infamous vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamoured with the real-estate agent’s wife.

Here’s the full plot for the original 1922 version.

In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach
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Anya Taylor-Joy Sets Sights on Robert Eggers’ Reimagining of Nosferatu

She's teamed up with writer/director Robert Eggers for The Witch, one of 2016's most well-received movies, and now actress Anya Taylor-Joy is looking to potentially collaborate with Eggers once again, this time in a remake of one of the most highly regarded horror films of all time.

Variety reports that Taylor-Joy is "in negotiations" for a starring role in Eggers' remake of Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 vampire film about a town haunted by the undead Count Orlok, aka Nosferatu, who lives in a castle in the mountains and has a crimson-stained diet.

It's not known who Taylor-Joy would play, but fans of the original Nosferatu could potentially picture her in the role of Ellen Hutter, a character who becomes the bloodsucking obsession of Nosferatu. Time will tell exactly who Taylor-Joy will play in Studio 8's remake, though, which will be produced by Chris Columbus.

Inspired by Bram Stoker's classic novel,
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‘Split’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘Witch’ Director on ‘Nosferatu’ Remake (Exclusive)

‘Split’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘Witch’ Director on ‘Nosferatu’ Remake (Exclusive)
After breaking out in his psychological thriller “The Witch,” Anya Taylor-Joy is looking to reteam with director Robert Eggers on his new take on a cinematic classic.

Sources tell Variety that the “Split” actress is in negotiations to star in Studio 8’s remake of “Nosferatu.”

Eggers is writing and directing the pic. The 1922 silent movie 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.
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Giveaway – Win Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft

Eureka Entertainment is set to release Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft (two films by G.W. Pabst), two Anti-War films from master director Georg Wilhelm Pabst at the height of his powers, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on July 24th, and we’ve got three copies to give away. Read on for details of how to enter…

Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Pandora’s Box, Diary of a Lost Girl) made a flawless transition from silent to sound filmmaking with, Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, a pair of strongly anti-war titles (Pabst himself was a prisoner of war for the duration of Wwi) that combined elements of Expressionism and New Objectivity to stunning effect.

In Westfront 1918, four infantrymen on the Western Front suffer the everyday hardships and insanity of trench warfare, and in Kameradschaft, a team of German miners risk their lives to rescue a
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David Lynch, Ian McKellen, Xavier Dolan, Vanessa Redgrave set for Rome Film Festival Events

David Lynch, Ian McKellen, Xavier Dolan, Vanessa Redgrave set for Rome Film Festival Events
Rome — David Lynch will be feted with a lifetime achievement award by the Rome Film Festival where the U.S. director of “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” will also hold an onstage conversation with artistic director Antonio Monda.

Monda at a Rome press luncheon on Tuesday, called Lynch “simply the coolest director alive.” He also announced that British actor Ian McKellen; French Canadian wunderkind director/actor Xavier Dolan; Oscar-winning British actress Vanessa Redgrave and U.S. author Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”) will be participating in other public conversations within the fest’s dedicated Close Encounters section.

As for movies, Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming “Logan Lucky” will have its European preem in Rome. The heist comedy with an all star cast that includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes and a platinum-coiffed Daniel Craig, hits U.S. theatres on August 18.

The twelfth edition of the Rome fest will run October 26-November 5, separately from Rome’s Mia
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Sherlock creators to produce Dracula miniseries for the BBC

Tony Sokol Jun 20, 2017

Dracula is returning to England. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are in talks to produce new series for BBC...

Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have detected another classic novel to sink their teeth into. Bram Stoker’s Dracula begins with a real estate deal. Jonathan Harker secures the Transylvanian count some scattered properties in Whitby, England, where he can kick off his cape and hide his native soil. Those hiding places are discovered through some stiff detective work. 127 years after the 1897 publication of the classic horror novel, the quintessential vampire will be returning to England. Moffat and Gatiss are in negotiations with the BBC to create a new Dracula miniseries.

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Dracula will be the first time Moffat and Gatiss have collaborated since Sherlock aired its long awaited season 4 earlier this year. The future of Sherlock has not yet been decided. Work on the new Dracula series will begin after Moffat finishes his sixth and final season on Doctor Who.

Dracula has been adapted for stage, screen and TV many times. Stoker wrote the first theatrical version. It was first adapted to film by F. W. Murnau in Nosferatu in 1922. Bela Lugosi went from stage to screen when he starred in the 1931 Universal Studios classic. The BBC produced the TV movie Count Dracula, starring Louis Jourdan in 1977.

Gatiss is on record as a fan of the 1958 Hammer Horror version of Dracula, which starred Christopher Lee as the count and Peter Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing. Moffat took on classic horror in 2007 when he wrote the series Jekyll. Gatiss played Dracula in a full-cast audio play from Big Finish in 2016.

There is no word on whether Dracula will be set in modern day England.

Source: Variety
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The Beautiful and The Damned: Close-Up on Abel Ferrara’s "King of New York"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Abel Ferrara's King of New York (1990) is playing June 16 - July 16, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom.“In striving to sin, to blaspheme, Ferrara’s heroes assert with Lucifer their moral autonomy, their sovereignty, their heroic identity, their glory, pitifully”—Tag Gallagher We’re introduced to Frank White (Christopher Walken) with one of director Abel Ferrara’s iconic roving pans, creeping left–right from the darkness of the prison wall to the harsh white of Frank’s cell. Frank is placed small in the frame, positioned slightly off-centre towards the bottom corner, his back to the camera as he prays silently. The prison bars dominate the composition, abstracted into silhouettes by Ferrara’s chiaroscuro lighting. A police baton enters the frame and knocks twice on the cell door, jarring Frank out of his concentration. The door is then
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