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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) with Live Music by The Invincible Czars October 20th at Webster University

“A man cannot destroy the savage in him by denying its impulses. They only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) will screen at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium Friday October 20th at 7:30pm. Austin, Texas’ most adventurous band, The Invincible Czars, will provide live music.The band encourages fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows.

Alongside Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a work that has spawned many screen adaptations, yet predates both, the first of which dating as far back as 1908. Widely considered one of, if not the best of the bunch, director John S. Robertson’s seminal 1920 proto-horror classic Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is mostly remembered for one thing above all others. Played by an endlessly captivating John Barrymore,
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Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More

Nyff Announces 2017 Main Slate, Including ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ and More
It’s beginning to look a lot like fall festival season. On the heels of announcements from Tiff and Venice, the 55th edition of the New York Film Festival has unveiled its Main Slate, including a number of returning faces, emerging talents, and some of the most anticipated films from the festival circuit this year.

This year’s Main Slate showcases a number of films honored at Cannes including Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or–winner “The Square,” Robin Campillo’s “Bpm,” and Agnès Varda & Jr’s “Faces Places.” Other Cannes standouts, including “The Rider” and “The Florida Project,” will also screen at Nyff.

Read MoreTIFF Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

Elsewhere, Aki Kaurismäki’s Silver Bear–winner “The Other Side of Hope” and Agnieszka Holland’s Alfred Bauer Prize–winner “Spoor” come to Nyff after Berlin bows.
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Who Is Isabelle Huppert? Get to Know the "Meryl Streep of France"

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Who Is Isabelle Huppert? Get to Know the
Call it the battle of two Meryls. In one corner, there's the record-breaking queen of American cinema, Meryl Streep. Her opponent? The so-called "Meryl Streep of France," Isabelle Huppert. And on Feb. 26, the two will battle it out for the Best Actress honor at the 89th annual Academy Awards. But who is Isabelle Huppert, and how did she seemingly become an overnight film sensation in her 60s? (Spoiler alert: there was nothing "overnight" about it.) Here are eight things you need to know about the actress. She's been in the acting game for a long time. Although the current buzz around Huppert is regarding her Oscar nominated turn in Elle as a businesswoman on the hunt for her rapist, the 63-year old made her silver screen debut 40 years ago, starring in the French film, La Dentellière. You might be saying her name wrong. Fight the urge to rely on American English phonetics.
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Steven Moffat's Jekyll remake to star Chris Evans

Tony Sokol Dec 14, 2016

Steven Moffat's Jekyll TV show is being turned into a feature film starring Chris Evans...

“He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations,” Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and 130 years later the tale is still being reimagined. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is now set to direct a feature film remake of Steven Moffat’s 2007 BBC One mini-series Jekyll.

The contemporary sequel adaption of the Jekyll And Hyde story will star Chris Evans (Captain America himself, of course) as Tom Jackman, a descendant of the infamous Jekyll who is starting to conform to the family tradition, developing a split personality. The BBC One miniseries starred James Nesbitt (The Hobbit). Jackman turned his basement into a safe room where he lives with
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In Praise of 1971’s Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde

A appreciation of a Hammer Horror classic. “It is I who exists, Dr. Jekyll, not you!” Roy Ward Baker’s 1971 Hammer film, Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde, is easily one of the most unique and entertaining adaptions of Robert Louis Stevenson novella, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. A film that not…

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Blu-ray Review Frankenstein 2015

When I was just a boy I had a paperback that included Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson in one volume. There were certain books I would reread every year, that was one. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury every summer, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens every December and that three in one book every October. I read it so many times I knew how to parcel it out daily up until Halloween, starting the first page of Dracula on October 1st up to the last page of Jekyll And Hyde on October 30th. That reading was just to get in the mood for Halloween.

I relate this, (not to brag,) to state I know those texts very well as a result. Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are great books, no doubt,
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8 Horror Films That Hollywood Should Remake Soon

Should any film ever be remade? Well, Hollywood certainly thinks so, and there seems to be an unending supply of directors who think they can improve on what’s gone before. Whatever the final result, and of course every filmmaker sets out to make the best film they can, the new production will always be subjected to the harshest scrutiny when compared with an often loved original. Clearly unfazed by any potential negativity, studio execs seem convinced that the most suitable target for remakes is the good old horror flick.

Recently, we’ve had updated versions of well-known films that have lacked any real quality, from the disappointing (Carrie) to the downright awful (Halloween), but nevertheless this trend shows few signs of letting up.

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The Horror Channel revives Hammer double bills

This November, The Horror Channel is reviving its Hammer Horror double-bills with a series of eight unmissable classic films that will be screened on Saturday nights throughout the month.

Sat 7 Nov @ 9pm – The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961) *Network Premiere

In Oliver Reed’s first film role, he excels as Leon Corledo, a young man raised in the home of Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans), his kind and loving adopted father. When he leaves to find work, Leon discovers that he has increasingly violent urges each full moon. Although these tendencies are calmed by Leon’s love for the beautiful Christina (Catherine Feller), he ultimately cannot contain his curse, given to his raped mother, and transforms into a werewolf, terrorising the Spanish countryside. Directed by Hammer stalwart Terence Fisher

Sat 7 Nov @ 10.50pm – The Gorgon (1964) *Network Premiere

A mysterious monster is turning people to stone in a German village in 1910. When his girlfriend is killed,
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10 Commonly Overlooked Horror Films Worth Seeing

When I was a kid, I used to love a scary movie. I remember catching the original The Haunting (1963) one night on Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie when I was home alone. Before it was over, I had every light in the house on. When my mother got home she was screaming she’d been able to see the house glowing from two blocks away. The only thing screaming louder than her was the electricity meter.

That was something of an accomplishment, scaring me like that. Oh, it’s not that I was hard to scare (I still don’t like going down into a dark cellar). But, in those days, the movies didn’t have much to scare you with. Back as far as the 50s, you might find your odd dismemberment and impaling, even an occasional decapitation, but, generally, the rule of the day was restraint. Even those rare dismemberments,
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Smartest Man on TV

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Smartest Man on TV
Neil deGrasse Tyson has a slogan for his StarTalk TV show that he isn't allowed to use. "It's 'Learn something for a change,'" he says with a laugh. "Our marketing people think it's offensive. But I still think: 'Learn something for a change!'"

As an astrophysicist, author, lecturer, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Tyson has spent a career trying to turn the rest of the country into fellow science geeks. As America's go-go spaceman, he's hosted his StarTalk podcast, radio show and now TV series,
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Strange Case of Serge Bozon: Huppert, Depardieu & Duris Join “Madame Hyde”

Arte France Cinéma’s Director General Olivier Père dropped development news on future French cinema offerings with three new projects that will be supported by the entity. Thierry de Peretti will be directing Une vie violente (produced by Les Films Velvet) and The Secret of the Grain actress Hafsia Herzi will make her directorial debut with Bonnes Mères — she’ll see Quat’sous Films’ Abdellatif Kechiche on board as producer. And the focus of our interest here is: the cast and project info on Serge Bozon‘s fifth feature film. Scoring a career high with Tip Top, there are some creative pairings who’ll be doing some reuniting on Bozon’s Madame Hyde. Bozon reteams with scribe Axelle Ropert and Isabelle Huppert Tip Top, while the actress reteams with Valley of Love co-star Gérard Depardieu. Romain Duris also joins the Films Pelléas production.

Gist: Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s
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ITV Plots Period Jekyll & Hyde Series From Young Bond Writer Charlie Higson

Between Universal’s planned resurrections of its most iconic monsters and the considerable success of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, it’s a great time for classic monsters. Now, it appears that Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the latest genre property to head back into development, with word that ITV is plotting an ambitious, 10-part Jekyll & Hyde series.

The adaptation hails from Charlie Higson, the British author behind the bestselling Young Bond series and the teen-targeted, post-apocalyptic Enemy series. Higson will both write and exec-produce. Unlike previous takes on the classic novel, Jekyll & Hyde is set in 1930s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies.

It centers on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor, who is described as “young, attractive and troubled.” Apparently, some unfortunate family genes have been passed down. After becoming a doctor,
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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

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“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television
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Mindy Newell Is Jus’ Ramblin’ On

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Just a bunch of random thoughts this week, gang…

As I mentioned two weeks ago, Martha Thomases and I go waaaay back to the days when she was DC’s go-to woman for marketing and promotions and I was a naive, newbie freelance writer for the company who always stuck my head in her doorway (“hey, Martha”) whenever I was in the office. We have always been kindred spirits in political thought and our taste in literature, television, and moves have always coincided more than they have diverged, and now Martha’s latest column extends that coincidence to some critics.

Martha, you have more patience than I do; I couldn’t even finish the piece because I got so annoyed. So, yeah, I’m not an A.O. Scott fan, either, although I do think he writes beautifully. In my not-so-humble opinion, Mr. Scott is a bit of a snob and
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Bon Appetit: ‘Ravenous’ and the Beast Inside


Written by Ted Griffin

Directed by Antonia Bird

USA, 1999

Ravenous is a film that is deceitful above all things. Almost from the outset, and certainly from the trailers, it portrays itself as a horror comedy in the vein of perhaps Evil Dead II or Cabin Fever. However, as the film comes together, the viewer quickly begins to see it for the maddening Frankenstein’s monster it truly is.

Ravenous tells the story of two outcasted men. The first is a disgraced former soldier, Calhoun, struggling with his “heroic” past, while the second, Ives, is the sole survivor of a wilderness trek. Both mens journeys ended bad and bloody, and because of this, there is a kinship among them. They seem to know and understand one another.

Oh, and one other thing, they’re both cannibals.

And so, in the quiet California snow of the 1800s, we find these two
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Pretty Little Liars: The Omg Moments From "Who's in the Box?"

After jerking us around during the Summer finale, Pretty Little Liars has returned this week with a vengeance. Now that Alison is alive, the girls have to find a way to get her back into Rosewood safely. Not to mention that they have to think outside to box to find out who's really inside Ali's coffin. Something tells me whatever they discover is only going to lead to more questions. To top things off, knowing Ezra's secret when the girls don't know it is absolute torture. All this and we still aren't sure what to make of him! Is he good or bad? When will the girls begin to suspect that he's not who he pretends to be? We're at the edge of our seat trying to figure out who to trust. Let's take a look at what happens in this week's Winter premiere. Did CeCe actually kill Wilden? At the beginning of the episode,
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'Pretty Little Liars' Season 4b premiere: Was Alison ever 'A'?

"Pretty Little Liars" is back with "Who's in the Box?," which has the Liars wondering that exact thing -- if Alison is alive, who is in her grave?

Alison and 'A'

One of the first potential big moments of the episode is when Emily wonders if Alison is "A." Wouldn't that be interesting? Maybe Alison was somehow working with Mona, or maybe she took over when Mona got sent to Radley? It would certainly add some drama if Alison were "A" for a while and then began to be afraid of someone else working as "A"? Or found out some other "A" was trying to kill her and went on the run? There are a lot of intriguing possibilities there.


The Liars are determined to find out who is buried in Alison's grave, spurred by Hanna's idea that they should look into other girls in the area who went
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E! Says “Hello Ross” and Utah Affiliate Dumps “Days of Our Lives” to Late Night


Dominion, the Syfy pilot based on the movie Legion has started with a cast that’s at least fairly gay-adjacent. At least, I associate them with some fairly gay shows. Christopher Egan (remember the David character from Kings, I know by now we mostly remember the cast as Sebastian Stan and … not Sebastian Stan) is the soldier who realizes he could be humanity’s savior. Meanwhile, Tom Wisdom (from the British flight attendant soap Mile High as well as 300) will play a warrior archangel who helps humanity, and Alan Dale will be the leader of one of the few remaining cities.

Tom Wisdom. That means my husband will want to sample the pilot, at least.

The third season of Project Runway All Stars will be hosted by Alyssa Milano and will feature three former winners — Jeffre Sebelia, Irina Shabayeva and Seth Aaron Henderson. Also returning are Viktor Luna and Ari (née Andy) South.
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7 Shades Of Alter-Ego: From Walter White To Bruce Wayne

Alter-egos are in vogue.

There is the introverted, family-man Waiter White who is also the meth-dealing drug baron Heisenberg. Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based blood-spatter analyst is a viligilante-killer of those who pass through his lab and in his eyes escape justice. Donald Draper from Mad Men has a dark, but not bloody past in his mysterious true identity as Dick Whitman.

However these television doppelgangers are prefigured (and later paralleled in film) by the comic book clamour of secret lives and dark secrets that arose in the 1930s with Superman and Batman, and reappeared in the 1960s with The Hulk and Spider-Man.

There are recurring themes with all of these creations. Split identities, secrets to hide, heroism and difficult pasts which all make them who they are. Why are these alter-egos so engaging? What makes them the same, and how do they function differently. More intriguingly, why do these cultural

Exclusive: James P. Blaylock Discusses His Book Re-Releases, Zombies, Time Travel and Much More!

Titan Books has re-released Homunculus and Lord Kelvin’s Machine alongside a limited edition of The Aylesford Skull by James Blaylock. We recently chatted with the author about what fans can expect from these new re-releases as well as why horror fans should pick them up!

Amanda Dyar: Before we begin, you are often credited with being one of the founders of modern Steampunk. Tell us how this all started for you and what were your initial goals when it happened?

James Blaylock: Steampunk didn’t become Steampunk until ten years after Tim Powers, K.W. Jeter, and I began writing our first stories and novels set in historic periods. K.W. was writing Morlock Night, which was published by Daw books, and I was writing “The Ape-box Affair,” which was published by Unearth magazine, and also a story titled “The Hole in Space,” which I sold to Starwind magazine,
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