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It Came From The Tube: Trilogy Of Terror (1975)

17 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For horror fans of a certain vintage, Dan Curtis is TV terror royalty. The Dark Shadows soap opera, The Night Strangler, The Norliss Tapes, Dracula, Dead of Night, and of course, Trilogy of Terror (1975) – a unique anthology telefilm that boasts not one, but four great performances by Karen Black. This one kept some night lights on, folks, mostly due to the final segment featuring an overly enthusiastic Zuni fetish doll.

Originally airing on Tuesday, March 4th, 1975 as an ABC Movie of the Week, Trilogy of Terror ‘s competition was M*A*S*H* / Hawaii Five – O on CBS, and the NBC World Premiere Movie. M*A*S*H* was always a hard one to pass up, but anyone into horror knew where their dial stopped.

Let’s flip open our tattered, ear marked, fake TV Guide and see what we have:

Trilogy Of Terror (Tuesday, 8:30pm, ABC)

A blackmailed school teacher. »

- Scott Drebit

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Dark Shadows: The Horror Soap Opera Debuted 50 Years Ago

27 June 2016 6:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Sink your teeth into this. Fifty years ago today, ABC debuted the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.

Created by Dan Curtis and developed by Art Wallace, the drama centered on the lives of the wealthy Collins family. Soon, the series introduced more supernatural elements, like that of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), a 175-year-old vampire who wakes up in the present day. The cast also included Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, Thayer David, and John Karlen.

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30 years ago today: The Goblin King lured us into ‘Labyrinth’

27 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Labyrinth, starring late rock icon Davie Bowie as the Goblin King, opened in theaters 30 years ago today. Though Labyrinth — a dark, wonderfully weird, glam rock semi-musical populated mostly by puppets — was never going to be a movie that won over a wide audience, it’s still wild to think about how poorly it did upon release given the film now has a secure place in pop culture history and in Bowie’s legacy. It opened at no. 8 at the U.S. box office and earned less than $13 million, barely over half of its reported budget. It was the final film directed by Jim Henson, and in the aftermath of Labyrinth’s poor reception, son Brian said of his father, “that was the closest I've seen him to turning in on himself and getting quite depressed.” Though Henson never got to witness the full fandom that would amass around the movie, »

- Emily Rome

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5 TV Shows to Watch If You Love Witches & Everything Supernatural

12 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

From the Wicked Witch of the West to the sheer terror of "The Witch," our love affair -- or fearful fascination -- with witches endures. And where there are witches, you'll often find their supernatural colleagues, whether viciously murderous werewolves or sexy, glittering vampires. Whatever your poison, TV -- starting with "The Twilight Zone" and trucking on through "Hemlock Grove" -- is always ready to indulge your thirst for the witchy, the spooky, and the macabre.

'Salem' (2014 - )

Let's start with the witchiest of all witch shows -- the Wgn's "Salem" is ready to stock you up on warty noses, frog-based potions, and hexes aplenty. And that's what makes this somewhat campy, horror-tinged drama so shamelessly watchable: It eagerly embraces the world of witches -- including the quasi-historic Salem trials -- and isn't afraid to get downright soap operatic.

Ridiculous? Yes. Gory? Yes. Bloody good fun? You know the answer. »

- Dan Ketchum

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Preview of Unleash #1

8 April 2016 8:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amigo has released a preview of the first issue of its new series Unleash, and we have it for you here…

Soon to be a feature film! Assaut survivor Emmie wants to change the world by creating her own superhero persona. Unfortunately her plans are limited, as being a hero takes more than a costume. In a strange twist of fate, Emmie forms an agreement with the most unlikely crime-fighting partner you could imagine. Now she can lay her own brand of twisted justice down on sexual predators.

Words by El Torres and screenwriter Jennifer Van Gessel, issue #1 features art by acclaimed artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Marvel’s Magneto, Uncanny X-Men, The Vision… and also The Veil and The Suicide Forest!) with interior pages by Nacho Tenorio and Sergio Mora (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Rogues: Odd Parenthood).

Unleash #1 is out on April 13th, priced $3.99.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Sound Shock: Robert Cobert’s Music for House/Night Of Dark Shadows

3 April 2016 7:47 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Sound Shock looks at the music of Robert Cobert from Dan CurtisDark Shadows features. When one thinks of famous filmmakers and their right-hand music men, names like Leone and Morricone, Spielberg and Williams and Burton and Elfman come to mind. For a handful of us, a sound/image marriage of equal heft comes in the…

The post Sound Shock: Robert Cobert’s Music for House/Night Of Dark Shadows appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Rip: Dark Shadows Actor Humbert Allen Astredo

28 February 2016 4:11 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Dark Shadows legend passes at 86. Sad news coming down the pike today for fans of Dan Curtis‘ beloved cult 1960s horror soap opera Dark Shadows as it was announced that veteran actor Humbert Allen Astredo had passed away on February 19th at the age of 86 after a lengthy battle with various health issues.…

The post Rip: Dark Shadows Actor Humbert Allen Astredo appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Humbert Allen Astredo Dies: ‘Dark Shadows’ Actor Was 86

28 February 2016 12:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Humbert Allen Astredo, a stage actor who played opposite James Earl Jones, Frank Langella and Elizabeth Taylor but is best remembered by generations of scared kids as the evil, devil-bearded warlock of Dark Shadows, died February 19 at the age of 86. No cause of death was listed in the paid death notice published today in The New York Times. After performing for Joe Papp’s Shakespeare in the Park and in various Off Broadway productions, Astredo joined Shadows in… »

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Hamilton! Fright Night Theatre Film Fest Announces 2016 Lineup

18 February 2016 6:10 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Canadian horror screening collective announces March film fest lineup. As we’ve discussed before, the historical Canadian city of Hamilton (located just half an hour outside of Toronto), is a hotbed for horror. This is the steel town in which Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows’ original Barnabas Collins, was born in, raised in and returned to die…

The post Hamilton! Fright Night Theatre Film Fest Announces 2016 Lineup appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

6 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Barney Miller: Abe Vigoda Dies at 94, Farewell Det Fish

26 January 2016 7:19 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Best known as Detective Phil Fish from the Barney Miller TV series and its spin-off, Fish, Abe Vigoda passed away today, January 26, at the age of 94. This character actor appeared on the now-cancelled soap operas Dark Shadows, As the World Turns, and Santa Barbara. He also recurred in three episodes of the 2000 comedy series, Manhattan Az, which was cancelled by USA Network, before his episodes aired.

Although coming to TV and film later in his career, Mr. Vigoda had a list of credits a mile long. Arguably, his two biggest roles were in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II films, as mafioso Sal Tessio, of Don Corleone's organization. Vigoda would later voice the character for a number of Godfather-themed video games.

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'Godfather' Star Abe Vigoda Passes Away at Age 94

26 January 2016 12:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we aren't even one month into 2016, the entertainment industry has already lost several notable icons. Today, Variety reports that beloved character actor Abe Vigoda passed away in his New Jersey home at the age of 94. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, who revealed he passed from natural causes.

Abe Vigoda was born February 24, 1921 in New York City, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the Lower East Side. The actor made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and performed n small theater shows for over 20 years. He had roles in notable off-Broadway productions such as "Richard III" in 1960 and 1961, "The Cherry Orchard" in 1962-63, "A Darker Flower" in 1963 and "The Cat and the Canary" in 1965. The actor made his Broadway debut with a role in a revival of "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul »

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Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 94

26 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in “The Godfather” and as Detective Sgt. Fish in TV’s “Barney Miller” and a spinoff series in which he starred, has died. He was 94 and died in New Jersey of natural causes, his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs told the Associated Press.

The tall character actor with the characteristically slouched shoulders and hangdog face became something of a pop culture figure due to repeated false reports of his demise, which became the subject of jokes. Reflecting his somewhat odd celebrity was the existence of a punk rock band named Abe Vigoda; his recurring appearances in the late 2000s on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”; and the existence of a website named Isabevigodadead.com, which for years consisted simply of a blank page with the word No.

Vigoda made his feature debut in a bit part in Marcel Carne »

- Carmel Dagan

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Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 94

26 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in “The Godfather” and as Detective Sgt. Fish in TV’s “Barney Miller” and a spinoff series in which he starred, has died. He was 94 and died in New Jersey of natural causes, his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs told the Associated Press.

The tall character actor with the characteristically slouched shoulders and hangdog face became something of a pop culture figure due to repeated false reports of his demise, which became the subject of jokes. Reflecting his somewhat odd celebrity was the existence of a punk rock band named Abe Vigoda; his recurring appearances in the late 2000s on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”; and the existence of a website named Isabevigodadead.com, which for years consisted simply of a blank page with the word No.

Vigoda made his feature debut in a bit part in Marcel Carne »

- Carmel Dagan

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