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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes production details for the documentary, Why Horror?, trailers for Muck, House of Last Things, and Xmas Tales, details on a horror novel giveaway, reviews for The Facility and In the Woods, and much more:
“Why Horror?” Production Details: “Why Horror? is a documentary look at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.
You either love it or hate it … but horror entertainment is truly a global phenomenon. If you’re reading this, chances are you count yourself among the millions of people who love it. We do!
This documentary aims to be the most comprehensive film ever assembled on the topic. We have an incredible line-up of horror experts on hand to talk. From legendary filmmakers to performers to authors, »
- Tamika Jones
On TV this Thursday: The Million Second Quiz runs out of time, Wipeout makes one last splash, Valerie Harper tells her brave story and stormy/scandalous/mysterious finales are ripe for the revisiting. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 am — Midnight Revolution marathon (Syfy) | With Season 2 powering up next Wednesday on NBC, Syfy is spending the day playing back Season 1, Episode 5 through to the finale.
Photos | Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Scoop on Grey’s Anatomy and 44 Other Returning Faves
7:30 pm Dreamworks Dragons (Cartoon Network) | Season 2 premiere: As this toon based on the How to Train Your Dragon film returns, »
- Misha Solomon
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman
Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as Jason And The Argonauts and The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad passed away last month at age 92. In 1933, the then-13-year-old Ray Harryhausen saw King Kong at a Hollywood theater and was inspired – not only by Kong, who was clearly not just a man in a gorilla suit, but also by the dinosaurs. He came out of the theatre “stunned and haunted. They looked absolutely lifelike … I wanted to know how it was done.” It was done by using stop-motion animation: jointed models filmed one frame at a time to simulate movement. Harryhausen was to become the prime exponent of the technique and its combination with live action. The influence of Harryhausen on film luminaries like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, »
- Tom Stockman
Oh, Southland, why do you inspire such conflicting emotions?
CNN is giving a weekly primetime show to CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos, according to Deadline. The show would feature interviews and musical guests filmed before a live audience. I know he's an incredibly popular host in Canada, I'm eager to see his interviews come stateside (and let's hope this goes better than it did with Graham Norton).
I'm never particularly excited about The Good Wife's political cameos due to the politicians they pick and booking Michael Bloomberg for an upcoming ep doesn't change that. We'll talk again if they ever get Elizabeth Warren.
4 items from 2013
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