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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

13 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

- Andre Soares

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The Chicago Critics' Top 100 Horror (or Just Plain Creepy) Films in History

13 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics (photo: Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho') I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the category or criteria, because these lists are almost invariably compiled by people who know little about films beyond mainstream Hollywood stuff released in the last decade or two. But the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the 100 Scariest Movies Ever Made, which came out in October 2006, does include several oldies — e.g., James Whale's Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein — in addition to, gasp, a handful of non-American horror films such as Dario Argento's Suspiria, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, and F.W. Murnau's brilliant Dracula rip-off Nosferatu. (Check out the full list of the Chicago Film Critics' top 100 horror movies of all time. »

- Andre Soares

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'The Talk' Cast Looks Unrecognizable in Their Halloween Costumes

30 October 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's that time of year! Watch the ladies of The Talk undergo their Halloween transformations.

It's that time of year! Watch the ladies of The Talk undergo their Halloween transformations.

Et's Brooke Anderson was there as the lady's made themselves nearly unrecognizable for Friday's episode: Aisha Tyler as Frankenstein's monster, Sheryl Underwood as The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Sharon Osbourne as the Bride of Frankenstein, a pregnant Sara Gilbert as The Mummy and Julie Chen as Dracula or is it Eddie Munster?

News: The Talk Returns with Dares and Intimate Secrets

"It's Eddie Munster I've decided," said Julie. "Which I'm fine with because he was actually a pretty little boy."

For her own personal Halloween, Julie is going with Princess Leia, but a very specific version of the iconic Star Wars character.

"Not the hot Princess Leia, the cinnamon bun Princess Leia," said Julie.

Sara had restrictions for her costume, using all non-toxic »

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Watch the Universal Monster Action Figures in the Animated Short Film ‘Trick or Treat’

30 October 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They’ve been known to suck blood, howl at the moon, and lurk beneath the water’s murky surface, but though the Universal Monsters can each be intimidating in their own way, they all show a friendlier side on Halloween night when little ghouls and goblins come to them in search of candy. Diamond Select Toys features their Universal Monster action figures in the animated short film, Trick or Treat.

From Diamond Select Toys: “Every year, the spirit of Halloween takes over the world for 31 glorious days, and Diamond Select Toys unleashes a new batch of Monsters! Based on Universal Studios’ iconic horror films of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, Dst’s 7-inch scale Universal Monsters action figures have become an annual tradition, and now they’re starring in their first-ever stop-motion animated short film!

Starring some of the toy line’s most famous characters, “Trick or Treat” was animated by Alex Kropinak, »

- Derek Anderson

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Giveaway – Win Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray to coincide with the release of Ouija

29 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the release of Blumhouse’s Ouija – which is out on the UK just in time for Halloween on October 31st – we’ve got a Blu-ray box set of Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection up for grabs!

Featuring in the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection box set are Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), The Phantom of the Opera (1943) and The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954).

In Oujia, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

To be in with a chance of winning, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow us on Twitter)…

…Then complete your details below, using the subject heading “Ouija”. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, November 9th. UK entrants only please.

By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, »

- Gary Collinson

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Halloween Fiends: Monsters then and Now-Which Are Better?

28 October 2014 9:25 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Old monsters or new? Dracula or Freddy Kruger? The Bride of Frankenstein or the Bride of Chucky? How do you like your monsters…Classic or neo-nasty contemporary?

 

Most people like a good horror film around Halloween. It’s the time of year for a good scare. But what kind of scare do you want…classic or modern? Do you prefer the gothic grand guignol of yesteryear or the deranged demons of today? Who’s cooler and creepier?

Just for clarity’s sake, we’ll draw the old vs. new line at 1978, with John Carpenter’s excellent Halloween being the start of the modern age of Horror. Everything before that (The B&W Universal monster films, the Hammer Studios films with Cushing and Lee, the Poe/Hawthorn adaptations with Vincent Price, etc.) are classic horror flicks.

Let’s start with the names of the monsters. In this category, you have to go with old Hollywood. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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See Ewan McGregor and Charles Barkley Play Charades With Jimmy Fallon

28 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

There's nothing like a little friendly competition!Ewan McGregor went head to head against Jimmy Fallon, the amazing Charles Barkley and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in a game of charades on "The Tonight Show" on Monday.The Scottish actor made sure he understood the rules of the game, but despite his greatest efforts, he couldn't act out "Bride of Frankenstein" for Tweedy. McGregor even accused Fallon of cheating by sneaking a peek at the answers when he guessed correctly -- shouting, "You've been here all day, you could've looked at them!"The late night host went up next. The game took a funny turn when Fallon attempted to get Barkley to guess "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."Let's just say it didn't go well either.Watch the clip and see who had to act out "Ice Ice Baby" ... and find out who took home the win! Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Jaws and Other Horror Film Inspired Art by Ganya

21 October 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jaws

Jaws by Ganya is part of the Hero Complex Gallery’s Imagined Worlds 2, and you can (should) buy a print right here. But while I was investigating the piece, which is a 24” x 18” limited edition giclee print, I discovered that the Catalan artist has a whole series of horror film inspired artwork that is definitely worth checking out. The pieces are all graphite pencil on wood, and the detail work and shading is really incredible. I think Jaws is my favorite, if only because it captures one of my favorite moments in one of my favorite movies. I could never hang Nosferatu in my house because I’m pretty sure it would give me night terrors. Click here to see more.

Follow the artist on facebook, twitter, or pinterest, or if you're fluent in Catalan, check out his blog.

Nosferatu

Bride of Frankenstein

A Clockwork Orange

Dracula

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- Mily Dunbar

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Judging the Year’s Scariest Movies By Their Throwback Soundtracks

17 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Horror films live and die by their scores because the music is what helps drive the story and makes us feel anxious. While the images get stuck in the front of our brains, hearing tracks like John Williams‘ theme for Jaws immediately takes us back to the fearful place the film conjured up when we first watched it. In the spirit of the season, I looked back over the horror scores released this year to see which delivered the most frightening music and soundscapes, and discovered a recurring, synth-y theme. First, a little history. Horror scores have evolved over the years, but the first true horror film score was Franz Waxman’s score for Bride of Frankenstein in 1935. In the beginning, these scores were full of rich, almost romantic orchestration that was more about the thrill than creating a sense of foreboding leading up to a jump scare. In the 1950s, James Bernard »

- Allison Loring

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Young Frankenstein at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ October 30th

16 October 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged. “

Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster, Chef Steve Schmidt, and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 6:00 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The new locale is Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street in St. Louis. The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a screening of the Mel Brooks’ 1974 gutbuster Young Frankenstein on October 30th. Tickets are $65.00  and ticket information can be found at the Tenacious Eats site Here

http://tenaciouseats.com/

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- Tom Stockman

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How 'Dracula Untold's' New Ending Could Tie Into Universal's Monster Universe

15 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Dracula Untold scared up a surprisingly strong opening weekend at the global box office, but is it the launch of Universal's revived monsters franchise? Depends on whom you ask. In July, the studio announced plans for an Avengers-style universe based on its collection of iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy. Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) were hired to oversee the franchise, which would relaunch with The Mummy, directed by Kurtzman for

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What Hump? Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Plays Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

8 October 2014 8:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am not a Frankenstein. I’m a Fronkensteen!”

Young Frankenstein plays this weekend (October 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Good comedies are rare. Great ones are rarer. Great parodies are needles in the haystack, and this is it. The parody can be brilliantly funny (most are horrid), but Young Frankenstein is near perfect.

Mel Brooks hit all nails right on the head in his black & white classic from 1974. Taking its themes from the Mary Shelley novel and providing some spot-on homage/parody to the James Whale classic Bride Of Frankenstein (and plenty of references to Son Of Frankenstein as well), Young Frankenstein is a breathless laugh and a half. In a weak comedy, you have the entire cast setting up one character for the laughs. Here, you have every character providing humor in every scene. None more »

- Tom Stockman

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Wamg Visits the Movie Monster Museum at The Darkness Haunted House in St. Louis

8 October 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Darkness is America’s Scariest Haunted House and has been featured on national media from USA Today to Wall Street Journal from History Channel to Discovery Channel. The Darkness was rated the best haunted house in St Louis by Riverfront Times and St Louis Post Dispatch.  In 2014 The Darkness presents its most Extreme version in its 21 year history with monsters that leap out grab you, eat you, and devour your soul! The Darkness is Open Every Night October 3rd thru November 1st. (Weekends 7pm to 12:30 and Weekdays 7:30 to 9:30pm) The Darkness is located at 1525 S 8th St, St Louis, Mo 63104

For admission info and other details , visit The Darkness site Here

http://www.scarefest.com/haunted_house_in_stlouis_missouri_thedarkness/home.cfm At the end of your terrifying journey through The Darkness (assuming you survive!), you’ll find yourself in an amazing Monster Movie Museum »

- Tom Stockman

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Dracula Untold Producer Reveals How The Movie Fits Into Universal's Monster Universe

2 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the following interview with HeyUGuys, Dracula Untold producer Alissa Phillips reveals that while it wasn't originally the plan when they started work on the movie, this release is indeed the first step in Universal's planned shared universe for classic monsters like Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. She also teases an extra scene at the end of the movie which sets the stage for future instalments in this particular franchise (providing it's a box office hit of course), so it's well worth watching! Be sure to head on over to the site by clicking on the link below to check out their interviews with Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, director Gary Shore and more. Are you looking forward to Dracula Untold? Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who »

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Daily Dead’s 2014 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

30 September 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.

Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:

Wednesday, October 1st

2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)

4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)

6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)

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- Heather Wixson

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‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Why Hollywood Keeps Trying To Spark Life Into Frankenfilms

27 September 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Filmmakers have been obsessed with Frankenstein since James Whale brought Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel to life and instantly gave birth to an iconic monster franchise that remains a major priority for Universal. It’s one of the most important public domain properties in fiction, but reanimating the Green Guy into a worthy anti-hero isn’t easy. Everyone from Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and Aaron Eckhart have discovered you need more than neck bolts to spark a good movie. The futility hasn’t stopped Candyman and Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose, who’s returning to horror filmmaking with his own modern take on the Frankenstein legend. He shot his in downtown Los Angeles, with Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Tony Todd starring in a Frankenfilm set against the backdrop of the contemporary 3D bio-printing revolution. “They’re already 3D-printing organs, so to actually print an entire human being »

- Jen Yamato

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'Annabelle' Writer Gary Dauberman To Write Universal's 'Crime of the Century'

24 September 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal has hired Annabelle's Gary Dauberman to write the sci-fi pic Crime of the Century, a project based on an original idea by Daniel Kunka and Dan Trachtenberg.

Crime of the Century has been in development since 2011. The project is being produced by Chris Morgan, who wrote the last five Fast & Furious sequels, and has also teamed up with Alex Kurtzman to reboot Universal's classic monster franchise (which includes Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon).

Lately, Dauberman has been very active reworking scripts at New Line. He worked on Into The Storm, Watching Hour and the latest installments of Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination. Dauberman broke into the business by selling his spec script Burst, about a group of people get holed up in a remote lodge during a blizzard and must figure out »

- Laura Frances

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Universal Taps ‘Annabelle’ Writer for Sci-Fi ‘Crime of the Century’ (Exclusive)

24 September 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annabelle” screenwriter Gary Dauberman has come on board sci-fi pic “Crime of the Century” for Universal Pictures.

The project has been in development since 2011, when it optioned a pitch from producer Chris Morgan based on an original idea by Daniel Kunka and Dan Trachtenberg.

Dauberman wrote the upcoming “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle,” set for an Oct. 3 release by New Line. The scribe has been active at New Line, working on “Into the Storm,” “Watching Hour” and the latest installments of “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Final Destination.” He broke into the business by selling his spec “Burst” to Mandate and Sam Raimi.

The logline for “Crime of the Century” is under wraps, but has been described in the past as a group of thieves using time travel. Trachtenberg is attached to direct and is currently in pre-production on his debut feature for Bad Robot at Paramount.

Universal-based Morgan wrote the last »

- Dave McNary

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Nycc-Exclusive Nes Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees ReAction Figures Revealed

20 September 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to terrorizing teenagers on the silver screen, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees stalked and slashed 8-bit characters in the worlds of two 1989 Nes games appropriately titled A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Nostalgic gamers can rejoice now that Funko and Super7 have captured the garish garb of the Nes versions of Freddy and Jason with new Nycc-exclusive ReAction figures.

The Nes Freddy and Jason figures will be available exclusively at Toy Tokyo’s booth at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 9th – 12th at New York City’s Javits Center, and we have a look at the figures below (thanks to Toy Tokyo for the image!).

As a reminder, Funko and Super7’s ReAction Horror Series figures and Universal Monsters figures are now available. Similar to previous releases, the figures are 3 3/4 inches and come in retro Kenner-like packaging. These figures are priced at $9.99 apiece. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Importance of Blondes in Classic Horror

19 September 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”  — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted.  It is rather easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able to convey cinematically that a person is of virtue, unfortunately must be expressed through the way an actor or actress looks and acts.  In the world of the early horror films, filmmakers did not have the luxury of time to develop the personalities and back-stories of secondary characters.  Filmmakers were to generate a tale of a monster to scare the masses, and quite honestly, couldn’t be bothered finding time to explain why the damsel in distress was worth anything other than eye candy and something for a monster to desire. The color »

- BJ Colangelo

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