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From the People Archives: How Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs Was Made — and the Real Serial Killers That Inspired It

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Director Jonathan Demme, known for his hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, died Wednesday due to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 73. Here, People takes a look back at a 1991 story on the making of Lambs and the real-life serial killers and FBI agents that inspired its unforgettable — and horrific — characters.

The cell door opens. Into a dank asylum basement steps Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee dispatched by her driven boss to interview the mad doctor. Clang! The door slams shut behind her. Simultaneously fearful and determined, she makes her way down the dark corridor to confront psychiatrist Dr. »

- People Staff

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Watch George Clooney Time-Travel Through the Most Iconic Movie Scenes in New Nespresso Ad

7 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

George Clooney is taking a trip down iconic movie lane for his new Nespresso commercial.

In an exclusive look at the campaign titled “Comin’ Home”, the U.S. Brand Ambassador for the coffee company proves just how far he’ll go for a good cup of joe by making his way through some of the best travel scenes in Hollywood history.

While stuck on a rainy movie set with dreaded drip coffee, Clooney takes a call from pal Andy Garcia who’s enjoying a “perfect Nespresso morning” in paradise. The sound of Garcia’s first satisfying sip is enough to »

- Ana Calderone

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The Salesman

23 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This Iranian import made news when its director found himself on the wrong side of the recent travel ban. It’s well worth the bother. Asghar Farhadi’s suspense story can’t be topped for maturity, insight or honest emotions about social stress: after an assault in a new apartment, the strain affects everything that a wife and husband do — driving a wedge through their marriage. Is it all built on a shaky foundation, like the crumbling apartment building they had to evacuate?

The Salesman

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Forushande / Street Date May 2, 2017 / 34.99

Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Maral Bani Adam, Emad Emami, Sam Valipour, Ehteram Boroumand, Mehdi Koushki, Shirin Aghakashi, Sahra Asadollahe.

Cinematography: Hossein Jafarian

Film Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari

Original Music: Sattar Oraki

Produced by Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy

Written and Directed by Asghar Farhadi »

- Glenn Erickson

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How the Ending of Bates Motel Changed Norman's Story

25 April 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Bates Motel shut its doors for the final time (until a lovely new family opens them for business and hopefully doesn't murder anyone) on Monday. The fifth season was a satisfying cap on a show that had me wondering from the very first premiere: how can this end? After all, Alfred Hitchcock had already finished the story in his 1960 film, Psycho. How would a prequel add anything new or exciting to the end of Norman Bates's tale? We actually knew going into "The Cord" that A&E's iteration was taking an entirely different route. The series had already moved past the events of the film, which go down in a different way. (Long story short: Norman doesn't kill Marion Crane, aka Rihanna, in the shower. Instead, he murders Sam Loomis, the philandering husband of his townie crush, Madeleine.) Norman confesses to the crime, but Norma starts taking over his body, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘Bates Motel’ Shuts Its Doors With Bloody Series Finale; Will Other Hitchcock Pics Find Their Way To TV?

24 April 2017 8:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Bates Motel series finale. Tonight, A&E’s Bates Motel wrapped up its five-season run with the episode “The Cord,” and when you think about it that’s quite a feat considering how others have tried and failed to expand the universe of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho. The movie’s sequels during the 1980s were met with a lukewarm response by audiences and critics, even though Psycho II featured Anthony Perkins… »

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A Very Solid Supercut of Some of the Best Horror Movie Villains

23 April 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There have been countless montages and supercuts of all kind of movie characters, villains included.  However, whenever something new comes out I’m always interested to see what it looks like.   If you want to get a decent glimpse of nearly every solid horror movie villain in the span of only 5 minutes set to some interesting music, this might be a video worth your while. P.S. is there any more sinister a still photo from any movie than this one from Psycho?  I think it’s because of this picture of Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates that I tend to make

A Very Solid Supercut of Some of the Best Horror Movie Villains »

- Nat Berman

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Genius’ Debut Plus More TV You Must See This Week

23 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Two exciting new limited series are making rather unconventional debuts this week, with The Handmaid’s Tale premiering on Hulu, which hasn’t had such a big event program like this before, and Genius giving National Geographic its first scripted show. We’re also saying goodbye to Bates Motel, welcome back to Silicon Valley, and hello in a new form to Dear White People. Plus there are a couple new places to have a laugh at the president.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 23–29:

SUNDAYSilicon Valley (HBO, 10pm)

The boys of Pied Piper return, but they’re no longer a united force. The fourth season promises internal strife, as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) appears to quit his own company, as »

- Christopher Campbell

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Arrow Video’s July Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Arrow Video will take viewers back into Herbert West's lab with a limited edition Us Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator, featuring two discs and 4K restorations of both the unrated and standard cuts of the horror comedy.

Other July releases from Arrow include the previously postponed Blu-ray of Pulse (2001) in the Us and UK, a UK-only Blu-ray release of Psycho II, as well as new books exploring the respective legacies of The Blair Witch Project and Ghost in the Shell (1995). You can view all of the upcoming items below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

From Arrow Video: "Now over to our only Us only title this month…

Us Title: Re-Animator (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2oRCh91

Release Dates: 25 July »

- Derek Anderson

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Fan Theory Friday: Is Dr. Sam Loomis from ‘Halloween’ Sam Loomis from ‘Psycho?’

21 April 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What if the name is more than an homage?

Homage is rampant in the film industry. Writers and directors are always giving little nods to the films or filmmakers they admire in the form of plot points, lines of dialogue, or especially character names. Take John Carpenter’s masterpiece Halloween, in which the character played by Donald Pleasance, that of Michael Myers’ psychiatrist, is named “Dr. Sam Loomis.” This would seem to be an obvious and in fact blatant reference to the character of “Sam Loomis” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, especially since the star of Halloween is Jamie Leigh Curtis who, of course, is the real-life daughter of Janet Leigh, imperiled heroine of Psycho.

But what if, just what if, Carpenter wasn’t being coy when he named his character Loomis? What if it was intentional, because Carpenter meant his Loomis to be the same as Hitch’s? Hear me out.

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- H. Perry Horton

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Movie Poster of the Week: What Ever Happened to Bette and Joan?

21 April 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Say what you will about Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, which concludes its 8-episode run this Sunday, but for cinephiles it has been extraordinary to have had a major television series so steeped in the lore of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Dramatizing the production of Robert Aldrich’s 1962 Warner Brothers hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the animosity of its rival stars, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and the aftermath of both, Feud requires a measure of familiarity with all the major players and their past lives in order to truly appreciate the poignancy of its moment.Despite its potential for high camp—and if nothing else Feud is a masterpiece of fabulous production and costume design—the show has proved to be remarkably alert to the predicament of women in Hollywood and the paranoia and regret that accompanies the back nine of the life of a Hollywood star. »

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Bates Motel: Series Finale Trailer Unveiled; Special to Follow

19 April 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is how it ends, isn't it?" So says Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), in the new official trailer for the Bates Motel TV series finale. Check it out. "The Cord," the last episode of the fifth and final season, airs on A&E on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Directly following it, A&E will air Bates Motel: The Check Out, a half-hour special, from 11:04pm to 11:34pm.A Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna guest starred in the last season on A&E as Marion Crane -- a role originated by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 feature film.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Bates Motel’ Series Finale Trailer: There Is No Going Back for Norman — Watch

19 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A&E Network has released the trailer for series finale of “Bates Motel.” The final episode of the prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho” will air on Monday, April 24, immediately followed by “Bates Motel: The Check Out,” a half-hour special where the main cast will answer questions from fans of the series gathered from social media.

Read More: ‘Psycho’ Gets Woke: Rihanna’s ‘Bates Motel’ Shower Scene is a Progressive Twist on Hitchcock — Showrunner Interview

The fifth and last season saw Norman (Freddie Highmore) dealing with the aftermath of his methodical killing of his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Norman struggled with his violent blackouts as his deceased mother came back from the dead and threatened to take complete control of his mind. As Norma is heard saying on trailer, “there is no going back” for Norman.

Rihanna joined the cast this season to play the iconic Marion Crane, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Bates Motel: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on A&E?

18 April 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWhen will Norman's madness end? Has the Bates Motel TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on A&E? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bates Motel season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's feature film, Psycho, airing on the A&E cable channel, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna will guest as Marion Crane, a role originated by Janet Leigh in the 1960 movie. At the end of season four, Norman Bates (Highmore) murdered his beloved mother, Norma (Farmiga). Season five kicks off two years later, with Norman living a double life. He appears to be a »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Vertigo’ Revisited: Guy Maddin Explores Hitchcock’s Classic With Found Footage — Sf International Film Festival

15 April 2017 2:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s usually unwise to remake a masterpiece, but Guy Maddin has something different planned for “The Green Fog,” a meditation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Unlike Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned 1998 shot-for-shot remake of “Psycho,” the Canadian director has revisited the 1958 thriller as an assemblage of old footage from San Francisco, the city where “Vertigo” takes place.

However, the project was never intended to have anything to do with “Vertigo.”

In “The Green Fog — A San Francisco Fantasia,” commissioned by San Francisco Film Society and set to close the San Francisco International Film Festival’s 60th edition on April 16, Maddin and co-directors Evan and Galen Johnson explore what Maddin has called “a rhapsody” on the Hitchcock movie. Set to an original score by composer Jacob Garchik that will be performed live by the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet, the 63-minute “The Green Fog” reimagines the movie through an assemblage of »

- Eric Kohn

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Catalog From The Beyond: Night Of The Lepus (1972)

12 April 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In a femme fatale performance as Marion Crane, Janet Leigh is such a compelling leading lady in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, that it’s that much more shocking when you find out in bloody fashion that she, in fact, isn’t the leading lady. So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized that one of the other movies on Leigh’s résumé features killer rabbits. With Easter Sunday coming up, I figured what better way to celebrate Jesus coming back from the dead as a giant bunny (I’m assuming that’s what happened) than by checking out a flick about massive rabbits terrorizing the Southwest?

I’m a sucker for “nature’s revenge” movies, and the sillier the premise, the better. George McCowan’s Frogs, for example, is a nutty exploitation masterpiece that layers insightful social commentary in between sheets of bonkers set pieces where various amphibians and reptiles attack the local aristocracy. »

- Bryan Christopher

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Movie serial killers' homes under the hammer

3 April 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Apr 7, 2017

We know all about Norman Bates and Patrick Bateman, but what about their homes? Let's take a look inside...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Silence Of The Lambs, Psycho, Seven, American Psycho, Manhunter and A Place In The Sun series two. We may be lying about that last one.

As programmes like Through The Keyhole and Homes Under The Hammer prove, you can tell an awful lot about a person from the house they live in. But those programmes always focused on relatively well-adjusted types - peeople who had jobs in television or sport, or maybe a man named Ken from the home counties who's just bought a bungalow at auction and wants to do it up for a tidy profit. That kind of thing.

What might the homes of the more criminally minded tell us about them? What kind of soft furnishings do they like? »

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Watch: Elijah Wood discusses 'Psycho' shower scene in '78/52' clip

1 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sundance documentary explores iconic cinema moment.

Screen can reveal an exclusive clip from documentary 78/52, which explores the iconic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense horror Psycho.

In the clip, The Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood discusses the scene’s music and its impact on pop culture with producers Josh Waller and Daniel Noah (The Greasy Strangler).

The film premiered at Sundance in January. It will next be seen at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival (April 27 - May 7).

It was directed by Alexandre O. Philippe and produced by Kerry Deignan Roy for Exhibit A Pictures.

Other talking heads to appear in the doc include Guillermo del Toro, Danny Elfman, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Us outfit Preferred Content is handling sales. »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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The Skull

31 March 2017 8:14 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Peter Cushing! Christopher Lee! Each is at the top of his game, playing competing collectors of occult incunabula — the kind that comes with a satanic curse, when the purloined item in question is the Skull Of The infamous, despicable and sharp-toothed Marquis De Sade! Freddie Francis directs up a storm in this amicable Amicus chiller: the mysterious skull-duggery is beautifully shot and edited, giving the horror scenes real Bite.

The Skull

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date March 14, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Nigel Green, Jill Bennett, Michael Gough, Ceorge Couloris, Christopher Lee.

Cinematography: John Wilcox

Art Direction: Bill Constable

Film Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter

Original Music: Elisabeth Lutyens

Written by Milton Subotsky from a story by Robert Bloch

Produced by Milton Subotsky, Max J. Rosenberg

Directed by Freddie Francis

 

Nine years ago Legend Films brought us a DVD of this 1965 horror item, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Newswire: Break down Hitchcock’s most infamous scene in an Inside Psycho exclusive

31 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has been copied, studied, referenced, broken down, rebuilt, and turned on its head many times over since it first shocked audiences in the fall of 1960. Just this week, A&E’s Bates Motel offered a new twist on the film’s most infamous scene—and one of the most famous scenes in all of cinema history—with pop star Rihanna in the role of Marion Crane.

The new Wondery podcast Inside Psycho breaks down the production of Hitchcock’s horror masterpiece in detail, and in a new clip exclusive to The A.V. Club, producer and host Mark Ramsey tells us what happened behind the scenes of Psycho’s infamous shower scene. In the clip, Ramsey describes the intense seven-day shoot, and all the negotiations, moleskin fabric, and Playboy model stand-ins than went into it. And the hand seen holding the knife stabbing Leigh in a »

- Katie Rife

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