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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made Part 7: The 62 Greatest (# 31-1)

29 October 2011 4:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

31 – Rosemary’s Baby

Directed by Roman Polanski

USA, 1968

Roman Polanski’s brilliant horror-thriller was nominated for two Oscars, winning Best Supporting Actress for Ruth Gordon. The director’s first American film, adapted from Ira Levin’s horror bestseller, is a spellbinding and twisted tale of Satanism and pregnancy. Supremely mounted, the film benefits from it’s strong atmosphere, apartment setting, eerie childlike score and polished production values by cinematographer William Fraker. The cast is brilliant, with Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as the young couple playing opposite Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer, the elderly neighbors. There is ominous tension in the film from first frame to last – the climax makes for one of the greatest endings of all time. Rarely has a film displayed such an uncompromising portrait of betrayal as this one. Career or marriage – which would you choose?

30 – Eraserhead

Directed by David Lynch

USA, 1977

Filmed intermittently over the course of a five-year period, »

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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made Part 7: 50 Greatest Horror Films (# 15-1)

27 October 2011 8:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

25 – Halloween

Directed by John Carpenter

1978  – Us

A historical milestone that single-handedly shaped and altered the future of the entire genre. This seminal horror flick actually gets better with age; it’s downright transcendent and holds up with determination as an effective thriller that will always stand head and shoulders above the hundreds of imitators to come. Halloween had one hell of an influence on the entire film industry. You have to admire how Carpenter avoids explicit onscreen violence, and achieves a considerable power almost entirely through visual means, using its widescreen frame, expert hand-held camerawork, and terrifying foreground and background imagery.

24 – Black Christmas

Directed by Bob Clark

1974 – Canada

We never did find out who Billy was. Maybe it’s for the best, since they never made any sequels to Bob Clark’s seminal slasher film, a film which predates Carpenter’s Halloween by four years. Whereas Texas Chainsaw Massacre, released the same year, »

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'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Final 3: The lineup

31 May 2011 10:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Last night, organist Jean Martyn and teenage harmony group No Bounce were chosen to join the lineup for this year's Britain's Got Talent final. Another eight hopefuls will face the judging panel of Simon Cowell, David Hasselhoff, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre tonight in the hope of joining them. Here's an introduction to this evening's contenders: > Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 2: The lineup

> Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final 1: The lineup Circus of Horrors

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Talent: Variety horror act

Extreme variety act Circus of Horrors reportedly toned down their act at their London audition and ringleader Dr Haze describes the group as "one big family of freaks". Their performance, which included contortion, fire tricks and sword swallowing, was described as a "visual feast" by Michael McIntyre. (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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'Circus of Horrors' amazes 'Bgt' judges

14 May 2011 5:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Last week there was marmite painting and dancing dogs. This week, Britain's Got Talent's more unsual acts include a 'Circus of Horrors' described as "gruesomely good" by Amanda Holden. Led by ringmaster Dr. Haze, the 'Circus of Horrors' act includes a contortionist, a woman swinging round the stage by her hair, a man

limboing under a pole that is on fire and a sword swallower. After the performance Holden commented: "It was gruesomely good. All I kept thinking about was your hair. How does it not fall out? With all my (more) »

- By Sophie Hines

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'Bgt' circus act have worked with Ant & Dec

15 April 2011 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A circus act on the new series of Britain's Got Talent have experience of working on TV with Ant & Dec, it has been revealed. The collective The Circus of Horrors appeared on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and persuaded the presenters to get involved in their act. On Britain's Got Talent they earned three 'yes' votes from the new judging panel, thanks to a routine which involves fire-blowing and sword-swallowing. David Hasselhoff told the group: "It made me a little homesick. It reminded me of Hollywood Boulevard full of wacked-out freaks. I felt it was very entertaining." When they appeared on Saturday (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Bgt circus act in bias row

15 April 2011 2:30 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

A circus act which wowed the judges on 'Britain's Got Talent' has previously appeared on TV with hosts Ant and Dec. Dr Haze and The Circus of Horrors have been tipped to reach the final of the ITV1 talent search show after they impressed the panel of Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff with their daredevil stuntmen and women but their performance could be overshadowed after their previous TV appearance was revealed. In 2007, the group took part in Ant and Dec's 'Saturday Night Takeaway' and even roped the presenters in to their act by getting them to limbo dance »

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