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Halloween 2017: 31 Horror Films You Can Stream on Amazon Prime This October

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Since I showed some love to Netflix yesterday, I thought it was only proper today to put the spotlight on Amazon Prime and their vast streaming library that features hundreds of genre titles.

There’s no denying that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and navigate your way through over 200 different pages of movies, so I went ahead and put together a list of 31 different films that should help you get into the Halloween spirit throughout the month of October. And since variety is the spice of life, I tried to give you guys an assortment of different sub-genres, so that you should be able to find something to fit any horror-loving mood! Happy October and happy viewing, everyone!

Madman

At a summer camp for youths, a cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various
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Bad Girls Of "Batman" And Legendary Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum To Appear At Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Con

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.

Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie.
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Martin Landau Has Passed Away

July 16th will be remembered as a day when we lost two cinematic legends. Following the heartbreaking news of George A. Romero's passing, it's now been reported that actor Martin Landau has passed away at the age of 89.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Landau passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from "unexpected complications."

Nominated several times for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar (including for his work in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors), Landau played horror icon Bela Lugosi opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, a superb supporting performance that earned him the Oscar win.

In addition to Coppola, Allen, and Burton, Landau worked with the great Alfred Hitchcock in North by Northwest. He would go on to appear in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, one of many guest-starring roles on genre television series,
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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93
Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill
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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93
Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill has evoked instant recognition and elegant associations
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Michael Parks Has Passed Away

With a career that spanned six decades, actor Michael Parks proved time and time again that he could bring any type of character to life in believable ways. So it is with especially great sadness, that news has surfaced of Parks' passing at the age of 77.

THR shares the sad news of Parks' passing, which was confirmed to the outlet by the actor's agent, Jane Schulman. The cause of death has not been reported at this time.

Parks began a truly remarkable career in the early ’60s and never looked back, going on to appear in well over one hundred films and TV series.

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, Parks played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn and reprised the role in Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Planet Terror, and Death Proof. He also appeared in Tarantino's Django Unchained.

In recent years, Parks dominated the screen
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Alfred Hitchcock's legacy will live on in a new filmmaker-friendly TV series

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Alfred Hitchcock's legacy will live on in a new filmmaker-friendly TV series
36 years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock is coming back to television. Universal Cable Productions has made a deal with the Master of Suspense's estate to develop Welcome to Hitchcock, a new anthology series described "as an inspired take on the master filmmaker’s unique brand of storytelling." Each season, the show will focus on a single mystery "in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy." Like the long-running '50s and '60s TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (later retitled The Alfred Hitchcock Hour), the show will bring in well-known directors to helm episodes, with Chris Columbus -- also a producer on the new series -- on board to direct the pilot. Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran from 1955-65, with episodes directed by such names as Robert Altman, Stuart Rosenberg, and a young William Friedkin. Each episode was bookended by appearances from Hitchcock himself. An updated version of the
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Robert Drasnin, ‘Twilight Zone’ Composer, Dies at 87

Robert Drasnin, ‘Twilight Zone’ Composer, Dies at 87
Robert Drasnin, composer of “The Kremlin Letter” and many classic TV shows including “Twilight Zone,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Mission: Impossible,” died Wednesday, May 13, at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He was 87. Death was due to complications from a recent fall.

Drasnin, whose credits also include scores for “The Wild Wild West,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Lost in Space,” “Police Story” and “Hawaii Five-0,” served as director of music for CBS Television from 1977 to 1991.

He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Charleston, W.Va., but lived in Southern California from 1938. He majored in music at UCLA, receiving his B.A. in 1949, and was soon on the road playing saxophone, clarinet and flute for bandleaders Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown.

After Army service during the Korean War, he returned to UCLA as a graduate student and became associate conductor of the UCLA Symphony. During the 1950s he also played with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra
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Actress Martha Stewart May Still Be Alive Despite Two-Year-Old Reports to the Contrary

Martha Stewart: Actress / Singer in Fox movies apparently not dead despite two-year-old reports to the contrary (Photo: Martha Stewart and Perry Como in 'Doll Face') According to various online reports, including Variety's, actress and singer Martha Stewart, a pretty blonde featured in supporting roles in a handful of 20th Century Fox movies of the '40s, died at age 89 of "natural causes" in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on February 25, 2012. Needless to say, that was not the same Martha Stewart hawking "delicious foods" and whatever else on American television. But quite possibly, the Martha Stewart who died in February 2012 -- if any -- was not the Martha Stewart of old Fox movies either. And that's why I'm republishing this (former) obit, originally posted more than two and a half years ago: March 11, 2012. Earlier today, a commenter wrote to Alt Film Guide, claiming that the Martha Stewart featured in Doll Face, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now,
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Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory

The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of “The Streets of New York,” an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault’s 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch a glimpse of one of the show’s actors: the 24-year-old Norman Lloyd.

Next July, you can see the 99-year-old Lloyd in the Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck,” which shot on location in New York this summer and in which Lloyd plays, by his own admission, “a lecherous old man.” In between those unlikely bookends is a career that has quite literally spanned the 20th century and edged into the 21st, during which Lloyd has shared the stage,
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Flashback: Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park

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In 1978, there were two things on the minds of boys ages 5 to 16. Ok, maybe three. They were Kiss, Star Wars, and girls. You pick the order they were in for you personally. I was 6, so girls really hadn't figured into the equation yet.

Girls were on boys' minds for the obvious reasons. Star Wars was popular because it had just been released the year before and blew everyone away with its groundbreaking, never-before-seen special effects and imagery. After only being around since 1973, Kiss was the hottest band in the world because of their shockingly explosive on-stage spectacle and look. They had already released several best-selling studio, live, and solo albums. They had t-shirts, stickers, belt buckles, and everything else you can think of with their logo and likenesses plastered on them. The band even had a comic book that featured the members as superheroes that was published through Marvel Comics.
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'Doctor Strange' Director Will Take Us to 'The Outer Limits'

"Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson will be taking a break from that blockbuster life to reunite with his "Sinister" collaborator C. Robert Cargill for some spooky sci-fi goodness in "The Outer Limits."

The dynamic duo will be taking a crack at adapting one episode of the creepy '60s TV series, "Demon With a Glass Hand" by Harlan Ellison. On the show, Robert Culp plays a man who wakes up with a crazy computerized hand and no memory of his life, aside from the past 10 days. There are aliens and time travel and all sorts of crazy stuff, and it sounds like Ellison's original vision for the story was much larger than what "The Outer Limits" could afford, so it will be cool to see how the filmmakers play with Ellison's screenplay.

Ellison, a fantastic (and fantastically prolific) author, wrote a ton of scripts for TV, with credits on "Star Trek,
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Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89

Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89
Actress Martha Hyer, who drew an Oscar nomination for her role in 1959 for her role in Vincente Minnelli’s film “Some Came Running,” died May 31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 89.

In “Some Came Running,” based on a novel by James Jones, author of “Here to Eternity,” the very beautiful Hyer was in the enviable position of playing a character, schoolteacher Gwen French, adored by Frank Sinatra’s character, writer Dave Hirsh, though she did not return the feelings.

The actress (pictured above with actor Peter van Eyck) also had roles in films including “So Big,” “Sabrina,” Jerry Lewis comedy “The Delicate Delinquent,” Francis the Talking Mule entry “Francis in the Navy,” “Houseboat,” sudsy pic “The Carpetbaggers” and Western “The Sons of Katie Elder,” after debuting on the bigscreen with an uncredited role in 1946 film noir “The Locket.” Like many if not most actors, Hyer transitioned into TV roles in the 1950s,
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Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89

Actress Martha Hyer, Oscar Nominated for ‘Some Came Running,’ Dies at 89
Actress Martha Hyer, who drew an Oscar nomination for her role in 1959 for her role in Vincente Minnelli’s film “Some Came Running,” died May 31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 89.

In “Some Came Running,” based on a novel by James Jones, author of “Here to Eternity,” the very beautiful Hyer was in the enviable position of playing a character, schoolteacher Gwen French, adored by Frank Sinatra’s character, writer Dave Hirsh, though she did not return the feelings.

The actress (pictured above with actor Peter van Eyck) also had roles in films including “So Big,” “Sabrina,” Jerry Lewis comedy “The Delicate Delinquent,” Francis the Talking Mule entry “Francis in the Navy,” “Houseboat,” sudsy pic “The Carpetbaggers” and Western “The Sons of Katie Elder,” after debuting on the bigscreen with an uncredited role in 1946 film noir “The Locket.” Like many if not most actors, Hyer transitioned into TV roles in the 1950s,
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6 Filmmaking Tips from William Friedkin

William Friedkin began his directing career on television, where he helmed numerous documentaries and even an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in which, during filming, young Friedkin was reportedly chastised by the Master of Suspense for not wearing a tie. Friedkin is the blue-collar outsider of New Hollywood, the genuine article in an era during which everyone fashioned himself an outsider. The son of lower-middle class Ukranian immigrants, Friedkin worked his way from the mailroom of a local TV station to eventually directing some of the most beloved films of the 1970s like The French Connection and The Exorcist. In his approach to filmmaking and his biography, Friedkin has more in common with Lumet and Ford than his film-school-rank contemporaries Coppola and Scorsese. Yet there is still no director quite like Friedkin, who during the 1970s helmed the first major film with an all-gay cast, won an Oscar for a film that defined the heart-stopping car
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Juanita Moore obituary

Oscar-nominated actor who brought sensitivity and warmth to her most famous role in Imitation of Life

From its earliest days, Hollywood, which has always lagged behind wider social advances, limited the roles of black actors to stock, wide-eyed cowards, simpletons or servants, often referred to as "uncles" and "mammies". Juanita Moore, who has died aged 99, suffered from this limitation by having to play maids throughout most of her long career. However, Moore could have echoed what Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, once said: "Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making $7 a week being one."

Where McDaniel as Mammy, Scarlett O'Hara's lovable, sassy servant in Gone With the Wind (1939) was the apotheosis of the black maid, Moore's Oscar-nominated portrayal of Annie Johnson, housekeeper to the glamorous Broadway star Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) in Douglas Sirk
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Juanita Moore obituary

Oscar-nominated actor who brought sensitivity and warmth to her most famous role in Imitation of Life

From its earliest days, Hollywood, which has always lagged behind wider social advances, limited the roles of black actors to stock, wide-eyed cowards, simpletons or servants, often referred to as "uncles" and "mammies". Juanita Moore, who has died aged 99, suffered from this limitation by having to play maids throughout most of her long career. However, Moore could have echoed what Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, once said: "Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making $7 a week being one."

Where McDaniel as Mammy, Scarlett O'Hara's lovable, sassy servant in Gone With the Wind (1939) was the apotheosis of the black maid, Moore's Oscar-nominated portrayal of Annie Johnson, housekeeper to the glamorous Broadway star Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) in Douglas Sirk
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Oscar-nominated actress Juanita Moore dies at 99

Oscar-nominated actress Juanita Moore dies at 99
Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s black friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died.

Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed over the years.

Moore was only the fifth black performer to be nominated for an Oscar, receiving the nod for the glossy Douglas Sirk film that became a big hit and later gained a cult following. The 1959 tearjerker, based on a Fannie Hurst
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Suspicion star Joan Fontaine dies, aged 96

Suspicion star Joan Fontaine dies, aged 96
Suspicion star Joan Fontaine has died, aged 96.

The actress's assistant confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Fontaine passed away at her Carmel, CA home of natural causes.

Fontaine is best known for her work with the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the films Suspicion and Rebecca.

She won a Best Actress Oscar in 1942 for her performance in Suspicion as a woman who falls under the spell of a conman.

Fontaine was competing in the Best Actress race that year against her sister Olivia de Havilland, with whom she had a well-documented rivalry.

The star had other memorable roles in The Constant Nymph, Gunga Din and Letter from an Unknown Woman.

Her later career saw Fontaine work extensively in television in Wagon Train and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Fontaine also earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1980 for playing Paige Williams in the soap opera Ryan's Hope.

She was married four times throughout her life,
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Suspicion star Joan Fontaine dies, aged 96

Suspicion star Joan Fontaine dies, aged 96
Suspicion star Joan Fontaine has died, aged 96.

The actress's assistant confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Fontaine passed away at her Carmel, CA home of natural causes.

Fontaine is best known for her work with the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the films Suspicion and Rebecca.

She won a Best Actress Oscar in 1942 for her performance in Suspicion as a woman who falls under the spell of conman.

Fontaine was competing in the Best Actress race that year against her sister Olivia de Havilland, with whom she had a well-documented rivalry.

The star had other memorable roles in The Constant Nymph, Gunga Din and Letter from an Unknown Woman.

Her later career saw Fontaine work extensively in television in Wagon Train and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Fontaine also earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1980 for playing Paige Williams in the soap opera Ryan's Hope.

She was married four times throughout her life,
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »
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