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Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105

Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105
Connie Sawyer, the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy, has died. She was 105.

The actress died peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline. She had previously resided at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s residential community for entertainment industry retirees in Los Angeles.

A rep for Sawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from People.

The Pueblo, Colorado, native, who was born on November 27, 1912, made audiences laugh since before the television was even invented, first starring in vaudeville shows when she was just a child.

She later landed
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Happy Birthday, Connie Sawyer! Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Turns 105

Happy Birthday, Connie Sawyer! Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Turns 105
Connie Sawyer, Hollywood’s oldest working actress, just turned 105!

Known for her comedic roles in When Harry Met Sally, Dumb and Dumber, Pineapple Express and Archie Bunker’s Place, the character actress has been making audiences laugh since before the television was even invented.

“There aren’t that many people around who are 105,” Sawyer tells People with a laugh. “I always say you have to move, you have to get off the couch. I used to swim, play golf, tap dance, line dance — I was always moving and I was lucky.”

She also credits good genes inherited from her parents,
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Ji.hlava’s Emerging Producers presents the participants in its sixth edition

Ji.hlava’s Emerging Producers presents the participants in its sixth edition
From Cineuropa.org by Tina Poglajen

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (October 24–29, 2017) is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The festival retains a distinctive and progressive programming approach and has built a remarkable Industry section, featuring projects such as Emerging Producers and Inspiration Forum. The festival is also famous for its informal atmosphere, discussion character and full screening venues.

On 26 October, the flagship industry project of the Ji.hlava Idff publicly presented 18 talented producers from 16 European countries plus Morocco.

Bringing together talented European documentary film producers, Emerging Producers, the promotional and educational project of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, is becoming more highly acclaimed and well known each year. In its six years of existence, it has enrolled over 100 alumni, many of whom have subsequently become successful producers.

Divided into three main parts — promotion, networking and navigation — the aim of the
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Downrange and in the Sights: A Movie Clip ("Hole in the Head")

Tagline: "Hell is on the Way." The horror thriller Downrange is already showing at Tiff. In Toronto, Downrange is taking part in the Midnight Madness film section. Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train, 2008), the film involves six college students and a mysterious shooter. Downrange stars: Stephanie Pearson (Insidious: Chapter 2), Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Kelly Connaire and others. The film's latest clip, self-titled "Hole in the Head," is here. The short clip shows the friends. They are repairing a blown tire. Unbeknownst to them, one of their friends has been killed, off-screen. His bloody remains can be seen at the end of this clip. Downrange has already started showing this month. The first showing was September 11th. There are a total of five showings at the Toronto International Film Festival, with the final showing taking place on September 17th. The film will continue to show at film festivals,
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Horror Highlights: Cthulhu Statue, Level 33 Entertainment DVD Prize Pack Contest, The Anatomy Of Fear, Agatha, Manos Returns, Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer, All Through The House

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In today's Horror Highlights, we have a look at Halloween Forevermore's limited edition Cthulhu statue, a horror DVD prize pack contest courtesy of Level 33 Entertainment, an excerpt from The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers, a trailer for the haunting short film Agatha, the cast announcement for Manos Returns, a teaser video and poster for Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer, and details on the All Through the House Blu-ray signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank.

Halloween Forevermore's Limited Edition Cthulhu Statue: "Halloween Forevermore is a company known to many Halloween and Horror fans. Formed in 2014, they have released one dozen very popular and well-made wax warmers that appeal to both the seasonal Halloween fan and horror lifestyle enthusiasts. Their Undertaker and Cthulhu wax warmers were featured in Rue Morgue magazine. The company that trick-or-treats 365 nights a year is proud to announce a new limited edition
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'All Through The House' now available on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray

by Seth Metoyer,


Christmas for horror fans has come early as the holiday horror film All Through The House is no available on multiple platforms. Check out all the official details below.

From The Press Release

Spread the Christmas fear with All Through the House – a Santa slasher film making its U.S. debut on all major VOD platforms October 4, 2016, released by Gravitas Ventures. All Through the House is produced by The Readmond Company. It was written and directed by Todd Nunes. VOD Platforms, hosting the launch, include: iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Hulu, Playstation, Amazon, and Microsoft. The DVD/Blu-ray version is available on Amazon.

Jessica Cameron is part of the primary cast. She says of All Through the House: “I have always loved holiday horror films, and am so thrilled to have been involved with two thus far in my career. All Through the House is
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Horror Highlights: Zombie Coloring Book, Q&A with Bb Director Cj Wallis, The Disappointments Room, The Devil’S Dolls Stills, All Through The House

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Killing Time with the Infinite Z provides adult living dead fans with 36 pages of zombie killing mayhem, and today we have a look at the cover and title page for the coloring book. Also in today's Highlights: a Daily Dead Q&A with Bb writer/director Cj Wallis, a new clip from The Disappointments Room, images from The Devil's Dolls, and iTunes release details for All Through the House.

Killing Time with the Infinite Z Cover Art: "Killing Time with the Infinite Z is an adult coloring book celebrating the zombie genre. This coloring book offers 36 exciting pages following the fanciful tales and exciting adventures of 4 people living in the Zombie filled future. Each page is beautifully and meticulously illustrated and the story is lighthearted and engaging. This book is sure to keep any coloring enthusiast entertained for a long time."

To learn more about Killing Time with the Infinite Z,
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'Death Ward 13' now in pre-production

By Seth Metoyer,


I gotta say I'm really digging this poster for the upcoming film Death Ward 13, a remake of Dont Look In The Basement. Check out all the details below.

From The Press Release

The cult-classic Don’T Look In The Basement is being re-imagined by horror director Todd Nunes and L.A.-based Bone Crusher Films. The new film, Death Ward 13 is currently in pre-production in Los Angeles. Death Ward 13 is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg’s Don’T Look In The Basement (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" (1845). Death Ward 13 promises to deliver a thrilling remake with a shocking collection of criminally insane patients: botched lobotomies, necrophilia, sexual deviance, and violent psychopaths.

Death Ward 13 will be directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes (All Through The House). “I’m a huge fan
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Devilworks drops new trailer & poster for ‘Valley Of The Sasquatch’

Genre specialists Devilworks – known for more than a handful of my horror favourites, including Frightfest flicks Some Kind Of Hate from director Adam Egypt Mortimer and funky retro slasher Discopath - have boarded The October People’s (The Invoking, The Device) bigfoot horror Valley Of The Sasquatch for International distribution.

Reviewed by Fangoria as ”Intense, Scary & Beautiful”, Valley Of The Sasquatch has already garnered awards, winning Best Horror Feature at the Toronto Independent and Idaho Horror Film Festivals and Best Cinematography at the Horrible Imaginings and Crimson Screen Film Festivals after screening at Festivals such as Seattle Int’l, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic, Nevermore, Another Hole in the Head, Spooky Movie Horror and Macabre Film Faire – to name a few.

Valley Of The Sasquatch is directed by John Portanova and tells the story of a father and son who are forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy.
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Round-Up: Nitehawk’s Holiday Horror Film Screenings, Landon Gimenez Q&A, Oh, The Flesh You Will Eat!, All Through The House

Christmas time is almost here and to celebrate early, Nitehawk Cinema has announced special holiday programming beginning on December 10th. Also in this round-up: a Q&A with Landon Gimenez, details on the debut book from Onion Contributor Mike Levine (aka Dr. Vireuss), and All Through the House screening info.

Nitehawk Cinema's Screenings: "It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Nitehawk Cinema will be celebrating the entire month with a full range of repertory and special programming, which will include:

Our Deuce December installment featuring Night Warning on 12/10 - the William Asher cult classic! Our brunch and midnite screenings for December will all be part of the Nitehawk Saves Xmas series, featuring titles such as Black Christmas, Silent Night Deadly Night, Elf, and Home Alone.

1. Special Event Screenings

Night Warning (aka Butcher Baker, Nightmare Maker) (96 mins, William Asher, 1982)

Thursday, December 10 at 9:30 pm

Price: $15

Part of Nitehawk Cinema's The Deuce series.
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Round-Up: The Walking Dead #1 Variant, Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, Another Hole in the Head Film Fest

The final limited edition con variant of the year for The Walking Dead #1 will be available exclusively to all Wizard World Reno goers. Also in this round-up: The Curse of Sleeping Beauty distribution news and Another Hole in the Head Film Fest.

The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "Reno, Nev., November 3, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman 's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that ‘Spawn’ artist Jonboy Meyers has drawn the 23rd and final in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Reno, November 20-22. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at
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Fontainebleau Miami Beach Celebrates Sinatra’s Centennial: Debuts New Photos

Travel Spotlight: The iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach will celebrate the legacy of Frank Sinatra and his upcoming centennial birthday with 100 days of unique programming.The 100 day countdown to Sinatra’s 100th birthday officially kicks off September 2, 2015, with Fontainebleau paying tribute to an American treasure throughout the iconic hotel. Activations include a never-before-seen photo exhibit curated by 1966 Americas featuring fine art prints, VIP events and special experiences.The legendary singer often performed to packed houses at Fontainebleau’s La Ronde nightclub, vacationed at the hotel and even filmed the beloved movies, A Hole in the Head, Tony Rome, and Lady […]
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Both Sides Now: The Duality of Sinatra, Small Towns, and "Some Came Running"

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This year's Tribeca Film Festival is paying a special tribute to Frank Sinatra, with Sinatra at 100: Film & Music, a centennial celebration honoring his film career. As part of the event, there will be an April 21 screening of On The Town (1949) with High Society (1956) and Some Came Running (1958) being shown April 24. Among the three films, the 1958 feature, one of the greatest of all American movies, is of particular interest, especially when it comes to the dual nature of Sinatra the man, the actor, the screen persona, and the very films that frequently drew his talent. As a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), High Society depicts the humorous romantic frivolity of upper crust socialites. Some Came Running is something entirely different. This is “low society.” In Some Came Running, those on the margins, those who make up society's lower rungs, those are the more earnest, the more recognizable, and the more interesting.
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New on Video: ‘A Hole in the Head’

A Hole in the Head

Written by Arnold Schulman

Directed by Frank Capra

USA, 1959

As the opening credits soar across the sky, shown as flapping aerial announcements pulled along by the Goodyear blimp, the talent behind A Hole in the Head is clear. The major players in this Frank Capra film include Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, and Keenan Wynn. Behind the scenes, shown in a more typical credit scrawl, there is renowned cinematographer William H. Daniels and the equally legendary costumer designer Edith Head. To say A Hole in the Head has much in its favor is quite the understatement. Yet while it may not live up to the expectations one associates with such individuals, the picture is nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, even if it feels something like an effortless throwaway from these key contributors.

Written by Arnold Schulman, based on his own play,
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The Midnight Game Is Free to Play on DVD! Win Your Copy!

Anchor Bay is bringing A.D. Calvo's The Midnight Game home, and we have your chance to score a copy of it on us! That's right; we're giving it away! It's insane! Best deal ever! No hyperbole! Well, some, but it's only because we're excited!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on August 11th.

The Midnight Game Release Details

With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey...

On August 12th, Anchor Bay Entertainment dares you to join...The Midnight Game! An official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival, and Sf Indie Fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival,
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‘Crossbones’ Gives Antoinette a Voice

[This is a review of Crossbones season 1, episode 6. There will be Spoilers.]


Crossbones finally delivers its best episode since the premiere, revealing important insights into character motivations, which set up events nicely as we sail towards the finale.

In recent weeks, it’s felt like the characters were just waiting for events to happen, as opposed to organically developing into something interesting to consume on a weekly basis. ‘A Hole in the Head,’ found that perfect balance between action, drama and suspense that one would expect from Luther series creator Neil Cross.

Antoinette, the beautifully horrific Woman in White plays an important role this week, instead of just showing up in Teach’s hallucinations. Apparently, she and the commodore lived in the Carolinas for over two ...

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XLrator Scares Up Coming-Of-Age Horror Pic ‘Found’

XLrator Scares Up Coming-Of-Age Horror Pic ‘Found’
Exclusive: XLrator Media has acquired indie horror pic Found, a coming-of-age slasher about a fifth grader (Gavin Brown) grappling with the secret knowledge that his beloved older bro (Ethan Philbeck) is a serial killer. Found is the directorial debut of Scott Schirmer, who’s won numerous awards for the pic from indie genre fests including plaudits from the New York City Horror Film Festival, Another Hole in the Head, and Elvira’s Horror Hunt. After screening on the horror circuit for two years Found will get an August 15 theatrical, VOD and iTunes release via XLrator’s Macabre genre label. Author Todd Rigney […]
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Get to Know the Best Couples From ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The story of Harry and Sally is fine and all, but there are better couples in Rob Reiner‘s 1989 rom-com classic. And I’m not talking about Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher, either. For the 25th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally, I’d like to shine a light on the characters only credited as “documentary couples.” These seven pairs of adorable elderly folk are based on true stories, each one said to have been plucked from real people by screenwriter Nora Ephron. But we don’t know anything more about any of them. The actual couples don’t appear in the film but instead are portrayed by actors. Wonderful, old actors. Some of whom are still alive! Before we get to know each of these actors, let’s watch their appearances in Whms and once again enjoy the tales of fated spouses. “Arthur, you see that girl? I’m going to marry her.” The
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Indie Spotlight

We return with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Repentance and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, details on the Sundance Next Fest Lineup, Eat Men Like Air, Mindless, and much more:

First Rockabilly Zombie Weekend Trailer: “When Becky and Grant arrive at their rockabilly-themed wedding, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak, things go horribly wrong as the mosquito-spread virus spawns zombies, who begin feeding on the wedding guests as well as the other locals. The two newlyweds have to escape along with their family and friends if they ever want to live to see their honeymoon!

Rockabilly Zombie Weekend is a new feature length horror thriller with a rocking twist on the modern zombie film. It’s currently being released on DVD on July 1st, 2014 through Green Apple Entertainment. The film (as well as other merchandise) can
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