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There you are, tucked away sound and snuggly in your little bed. Counting sheep and drifting off to dreamland. The next thing you know, a stranger is in your house with nothing but bad intentions. To celebrate the release of Mischief Night, we bring you the Top 11 Home Invasions in Horror.
We could go on forever with the list of honorable mentions in this category. Films like The Desperate Hours, Kidnapped and High Tension (Haute Tension) come immediately to mind. As do Panic Room, You're Next, The Purge, The Aggression Scale and Funny Games. Hell, even Macaulay Culkin got terrorized by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci in Home Alone. Some on the list are traditional assaults and some are more unique, but we think we've got it narrowed down to...
Black Christmas (1974)
All is calm, all is bright. Except for the fact that you've got a raving lunatic holed up in your attic! »
- Scott Hallam
Moving triumphantly away from the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg, one of the great poets of the beat generation in the period drama Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, the film follows Ginsberg through his earlier years as a writer, with excellent performances from Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan( as the seductive Lucien Carr) and Michael C. Hall as Carr’s obsessed lover.
To celebrate the release of Kill Your Darlings we take a look at other renowned writers whose lives inspired critically acclaimed and award winning movies.
2006, dir. Bennett Miller
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar winning turn as journalist come novelist Truman Capote centres on the relationship that evolves between the writer and his subject. The infamous inspiration for In Cold Blood, Bennett Miller’s film focuses on Copote’s trip to Kansas with partner Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) to research the brutal killing of a family for an article. »
- Beth Webb
[Spoiler Alert: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead.]
He is often referred to as the moral compass of the group but that compass was sliced and diced by a katana-wielding maniac on last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Yes, the unthinkable happened as kindly veterinarian/farmer Hershel Greene was killed by the Governor after Rick refused to acquiesce to demands that they evacuate the prison. It was a brutal slaying, with the Governor taking several chops at Hershel’s neck. (Although the Governor would be on the receiving end of that sword himself shortly after.) We spoke to the man who played Hershel, Scott Wilson, about »
- Dalton Ross
Warning: If you have yet to watch Sunday’s Walking Dead midseason finale, steer clear of the following, spoiler-packed post mortem. Bookmark it and return after you have seen the episode. Everyone else, please proceed.
That noise you hear is the sound of millions of Walking Dead fans losing their heads (and then groaning about that pun).
As per tradition, the AMC hit’s latest midseason finale featured a high body count — and two series regulars were among the casualties. But while few tears will be shed over The Governor’s (David Morrissey) demise, the decapitation death of Scott Wilson »
- Michael Ausiello
Exclusive: The Kennedys producer Asylum Entertainment is stepping up its longform efforts with the hire of Joan Harrison as Svp Scripted Programming & Development. She will oversee miniseries and limited series for the company, with several projects already set up at networks. Harrison oversaw miniseries for CBS during the genre’s boom in the 1990s, shepherding such minis as The Last Don, Bella Mafia and In Cold Blood. She later worked as VP Development at TLC and the Travel Channel before a stint at Gersh, where she represented showrunners and filmmakers, and packaged longform and unscripted series. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
“Glee” editor Alexander Soskin will make his feature-length directorial debut with the adaptation of Nina Antonia’s rock biography “Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood.” Chloë Fontana and Ada Guerin wrote the screenplay for the biopic, which is scheduled to begin production early next year. Los Angeles-based production company L.A.M.F. Films is producing. See video: ‘What’s The Deal’ With Hollywood’s Biopic Obsession? Thunders, the founding member of ’70s punk band The New York Dolls, was a guitarist known as much for his rock ‘n’ roll swagger as he was his addiction to drugs. Thunders had »
- Greg Gilman
I’m a sucker for biopics and always have been, but I understand why they’re often thought of as a second-rate form. In a sense, each one is trying to tell two stories at once: the chronicle of its subject’s artistic or political or whatever other worldly achievement (the thing that made us hungry to see a biopic about him or her in the first place), and, at the same time, the private, tumultuous “human drama” of it all. Given that these two dimensions can’t really be separated, and that you have to cram both of them into two hours, »
- Owen Gleiberman
21 August 2013 12:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. In two weeks, Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate, a DreamWorks film about the rise to international prominence of WikiLeaks, in which the Manning leaks were instrumental, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival. Widely covered news stories have inspired movies since the invention of cinema a little more than a century ago -- filmmakers have always turned to them, if only for a dearth of original ideas. Famous examples include In Cold Blood (1967), an adaptation of Truman Capote's "nonfiction
- Scott Feinberg
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: From ‘To Have and Have Not’ to ‘Key Largo’ Humphrey Bogart (born on Christmas Day 1899, in New York City) is Turner Classic Movies’ first “Summer Under the Stars” star on Thursday, August 1, 2013. TCM will be showing several Bogart movies not made at Warner Bros., e.g., 20th Century Fox’s The Left Hand of God and Columbia’s In a Lonely Place, but nothing that the cable network hasn’t presented before. In other words, don’t expect anything along the lines of the 1934 crime drama Midnight or the 1931 Western A Holy Terror (assuming these two movies still exist). Now, the good news: No Casablanca — which was shown on Tuesday, as part of TCM’s Paul Henreid movie series. (See “Humphrey Bogart Movies — TCM schedule.) (Photo: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not.) Of TCM’s Humphrey Bogart movies I’ve seen, »
- Andre Soares
Scarlett Johansson’s got a lot of reasons to be happy. A career which has given her the joy of starring in small-budget indies and big blockbusters is about to expand further. The Truman Capote novel, Summer Crossing, is slated to be her first stab at getting behind the camera. While this news broke two years back, the project has now secured financing and international sales kick off this week at Cannes.
The story revolves around a 17-year old New York debutante, Grady McNeil. Ignoring the travel plans her parents arrange, she remains in the city and embarks on a romance with a Jewish valet attendant. A work close to Johansson’s heart, the actress sounded elated to be directing it:
“Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skylar to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman’s which has long captured my heart. »
- Gem Seddon
I've mentioned before how several years ago I created a list using Roger Ebert's Great Movies, Oscar Best Picture winners, IMDb's Top 250, etc. and began going through them doing my best to see as many of the films on these lists that I had not seen as I possibly could to up my film I.Q. Well, someone has gone through the exhaustive effort to take all of the films Roger Ebert wrote about in his three "Great Movies" books, all of which are compiled on his website and added them to a Letterbxd list and I've added that list below. I'm not positive every movie on his list is here, but by my count there are 363 different titles listed (more if you count the trilogies, the Up docs and Decalogue) and of those 363, I have personally seen 229 and have added an * next to those I've seen. Clearly I have some work to do, »
- Brad Brevet
I've mentioned before how several years ago I created a list using Roger Ebert's Great Movies, Oscar Best Picture winners, IMDb's Top 250, etc. and began going through them doing my best to see as many of the films on these lists that I had not seen as I possibly could to up my film I.Q. Well, someone has gone through the exhaustive effort to take all of the films Roger Ebert wrote about in his three "Great Movies" books, all of which are compiled on his website and added them to a Letterbxd list and I've added that list below. I'm not positive every movie on his list is here, but by my count there are 362 different titles listed (more if you count the trilogies and Decalogue) and of those 362, I have personally seen 229 and have added an * next to those I've seen. Clearly I have some work to do, »
- Brad Brevet
We continue our early Tribeca Film Festival coverage with an exclusive clip from the World Documentary Competition entry, “Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution.” Love and revolution may not be a very common pairing, but activist-turned-documentary filmmaker Kirsty Sword certainly experienced both while working on the film “In Cold Blood: The massacre of East Timor.” A young Australian activist, Sword left home to work as a researcher and interpreter for the documentary, however, she soon found herself functioning as an underground operative for Ruby Blade, the Timorese resistance in Jakarta. She was assigned to channel information from the group’s imprisoned leader, Kay Rala “Xanana” Gusmão, back to [ Read More ]
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- Perri Nemiroff
As Oscar night approaches, it's impossible to forget how deeply stories and storytelling are coded into the DNA of our stone-age consciousness. How naturally, moreover, we look to stories for moral guidance in the rough traffic of everyday life.
Perhaps that's why we have a profound, unconscious need to know what genre we're in. Is it a work of the imagination, or cold, hard fact? Never mind that some imaginations are deadly dull, or that some facts can be edge-of-the-seat thrilling, we like to know, as readers and as audiences, what the terms of trade are.
At the same time, as listeners or witnesses to heroic acts of storytelling, we can be quite forgiving. We know, for instance, that some passages of the historical record are steeped in obscurity, »
- Robert McCrum
• Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings) has signed on to star in Lana and Andy Wachowski’s next film, Jupiter Ascending as “a Han Solo-type.” The English actor will join Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne in the film, reportedly about galaxies, a bounty hunter, a toilet-scrubbing Russian immigrant (Kunis), and DNA. [Deadline]
• Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) has been tapped to star as the cloned super-assassin Agent 47 in a reboot of 2007′s Hitman. Skip Woods, who wrote the screenplay for Hitman (based on the video game), will be responsible for writing this film as well. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Chris Kyle, a former Navy Seal and author of the book ‘American Sniper,’ was shot and killed at a Texas gun range on Feb. 2. Read on for the shocking details.
An Erath County, TX sheriff told Texas reporters that two men were found dead from gunshot wounds at Rough Creek Lodge shooting range, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, on Feb. 2.
One of the shooting victims was 38-year-old Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. The book details Kyle’s time as a Navy Seal and vividly depicts his 150-plus kills in service from 1999 to 2009.
According to the county sheriff, Tommy Bryant, a gunman opened fire on the two men — the second man’s name is yet to be confirmed — and then fled in one of the victim’s pickup truck. »
- HL Intern
It seems like American Horror Story: Asylum’s thirteen episodes absolutely flew by. The season was wild and creepy and rich and satisfying, and an absolutely excellent follow up to the exquisite Season 1, American Horror Story. As I reported previously, I was lucky enough to attend a screening of the Asylum finale before it aired, followed by a Q&A session with the showrunner, Ryan Murphy. He was full of information about the just-completed season, the season to come, and the series in general.
Although I dashed out most of the Season 3 information immediately for your consumption last month, I had to hold back on the finale talk and anything that might have been associated with it; to be safe I waited on most all of the Season 2 discussion other than what was included in my season finale review.
Before we get to Mr. Murphy’s thoughts, here’s a quick reminder about the finale, »
- Erin Willard
Season two of American Horror Story came to a close last night, and now that we know how things ended for Sister Jude, Lana Winters, Kit Walker and the rest of Briarcliff's brethren, it's time to begin thinking about what season three of Ryan Murphy's amorphous anthology will look like.
Much as he did with season one, Murphy scattered clues about his season three plans throughout the final few American Horror Story: Asylum episodes, but said that this year, "it's a different kind of clue," meaning it wouldn't be as overt as Psychic Billie Dean Howard's long soliloquy about paramagnetic grip (how evil can be absorbed by an environment, ie: an Asylum).
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So ETonline scoured the final few episodes for clues, and have come up with some pretty good theories. Although, if I'm being honest, one stands heads and shoulders above the other.
The first possibility »
Ryan Murphy has finally closed the book on "American Horror Story: Asylum," which means it's time to start getting really excited for Season 3. "Madness Ends" gave a straight-forward and almost sweet conclusion to the most chaotic season of "American Horror Story" yet, and every character seemed to have a clear-cut ending.
Still, fans might have some lingering questions about Season 2. What was the deal with those aliens? Was Lana always going to live to the end? What was Murphy's main goal throughout the season? During our recent chat with Murphy, he shed some light on the "Asylum" finale, and resolved the final few plot points that some might have found open-ended.
The entire point of "Asylum" was to get to the "Madness Ends" storyline
"The thing that we were most interested in in this season writing about was the stuff actually in the last episode," Murphy teased. "It was Lana, »
[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Seen The Latest American Horror Story: Asylum!!!]
We only have one more episode of American Horror Story: Asylum and the most recent, “Continuum,” certainly advanced the plot into surprising directions. Lana (Sarah Paulson) is now a published—and quite successful—author despite turning her back on her promise of taking down Briarcliff. Kit (Evan Peters) has had to raise his two children alone after Alma (Britne Oldford) killed Grace (Lizzie Brochere). And Jude (Jessica Lange) found herself falling further down the well into insanity. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about all these developments as well as next week’s finale which he says will leave only one character standing. »
- Tim Stack
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