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Sony has picked up rights to The Harlem Hellfighters, Max Brooks' upcoming graphic novel based on the true story of an African American Wwi Army infantry unit. Caleeb Pinkett and James Lassiter will produce for Overbrook Entertainment. Photos: 'Night of the Living Dead' to 'World War Z': The Evolution of Zombie Films Hitting stores on April 1 via Broadway Books, The Harlem Hellfighters is based on the Army's 369th infantry division, an African American unit fighting in Europe during World War I. Breaking down racial barriers, the unit spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a
- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
I missed last week’s column, as you no doubt guessed. I’m proud to say that I have the most brutal of excuses; I had my teeth pulled. Two back molars, to be precise. I contend that there are few things as metal as a dental extraction. Unless you’re a big baby and you opt to get put under (more on that later), you’re totally aware for the whole thing. Needles jabbed into your gums? Check. Bone-deep hammer-blows ringing straight through your jaw and into your skull? Check? Uncontrolled loss of blood of the hot and fresh variety? Check. And the most unrelentingly intense part? Watching as they sew shut the gaping wound in your mouth. Nothing quite as surreal as watching that needle and thread go in your mouth, then out through your raw flesh, then in again a few more times. It’s like ‘Enter The Void »
- Chris Melkus
The definitive living dead documentary which You helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and we've got an exclusive clip for you along with details on when You will be able to see the film! Read on!
From the Press Release
Premium entertainment network Epix announced today that Doc of the Dead will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10 and on Epix on Saturday, March 15, at 8Pm Et.
The feature-length Epix Original Documentary, directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, examines the rise and evolution of zombies in film, television, and literature and the impact on pop culture. Many of the genre’s most influential figures are featured in the film, including the “Godfather of the zombie genre” George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), actors Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), producer Greg Nicotero »
- Uncle Creepy
“They’Re You. They’Re Us. They’Re Everywhere…They’Re All Messed Up…They’Re Dead. Doc Of The Dead is the definitive Zombie culture documentary, and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). Others planned for the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z, soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer and make-up FX “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (Artist, “The Walking Dead”), Mick Garris (Stephen King’s “The Shining,” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Dread Central), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more! »
- Jonathan James
It's been a long time coming, but the definitive living dead documentary which You helped to make happen is getting ready to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and right now we have a new clip for you courtesy of AICN.
They’Re You. They’Re Us. They’Re Everywhere…They’Re All Messed Up…They’Re Dead. Doc Of The Dead is the definitive zombie culture documentary and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead).
- Uncle Creepy
Have you ever officiated at a zombie wedding? Of course you haven’t. But do you know who has? Bruce Campbell! The Evil Dead star and all-round horror icon recalls his lead role at some deliberately nightmarish nuptials in a new film, Doc of the Dead. Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas), the documentary tracks the rise of the zombie phenomenon and, in addition to Campbell, features contributions from Shaun of the Dead actor-writer Simon Pegg, Walking Dead makeup overlord Greg Nicotero, and George A. Romero, among others.
Doc of the Dead premieres at SXSW on »
- Clark Collis
Sony's Goosebumps will creep into theaters on March 23, 2016. The film, starring Jack Black, is based on R.L. Stine's book series. Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels) is directing. The project is produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment. Photos: Iconic Horror Movies Stine published a total of 62 books in the horror/thriller children's book series, the first being Welcome to Dead House in 1992. The series, known for paying homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies such as Night of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, ran through
- Rebecca Ford
The '80s and '90s brought us some of the best cartoons ever made, but one thing that made '90s cartoons so special is how irreverent and pop-culture oriented they were. Suddenly we were inundated with shockingly adult innuendos and obscure movie references that flew over the heads of most children watching these cartoons. Horror films were no exception - these show-runners loved to drop references to everything from horror classics to '80s slashers. Here are ten of my favorites: The Critic - "Miserable" (1994) The Critic was short-lived but beloved by fans for its hilarious movie parodies that lampooned everything from Orson Welles to Ace Ventura. The most memorable horror spoof was entitled "Miserable" wherein titular critic Jay Sherman gets kidnapped by his biggest fan in an obvious parody of Misery (1990). Even the gruesome woodblock/sledgehammer scene makes an appearance. Bobby's World - "Adventures in Bobby Sitting »
- Heather Seebach
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Nightmare Factory (2011)
Directed by: Donna Davies
There’s a unique subset of horror fan that enjoys the horror documentary. Some would rather not know what the man looks like behind the curtain, or all the drama, politics, or bureaucracy behind getting a horror movie made. Then there are others that will take all the inside information and factoids that they can get. Maybe being able to get a glimpse into the lives of horror directors and effects guys, and that they have the same problems as us, or sitting back in the armchair, and thinking “I could’ve done that!”. Whatever the case, I personally love a good horror documentary.
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Zombie Night (2013)
Director: John Gulager
If you’ve read the cast, you might think that it’s 1986 again. It’s not, but Zombie Night could be right at home on a video store shelf represented by one of those weird videocassette boxes with no bottom. What I really love about the Asylum is that they are really comfortable about the films they make. Say what you will, but I’m still convinced that somewhere some brilliant, hyperactive kid is taking all these movies in, and in twenty years, he or she is going to direct some grindhouse and horror masterpieces of their own.
The Asylum’s films could be the muse for the next Tarantino or Rodriguez. You just never know. »
The work of a first time director can be promising or dreadfully misguided. Sometimes, a director’s first film represents a good start to a promising career and other times, we are left scratching our heads and wondering how he or she will ever work again? Every once in a while, though, a first time director blows us out of the water with something totally original, bold, and completely brilliant.
It’s not very often that we are blown away as horror fans. We are a group that has seen everything the first time around and then seen it again when it was remade, so for us to be blown away, especially by a director making his or her feature film debut is exceptional and even a bit unusual. That’s not to say that it doesn’t ever happen, though. In fact, we have found ourselves completely blown away »
- Tyler Doupe
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 17 Feb 2014 - 06:24
Whether they're bleak, shocking or sad, the endings to these 22 movies have haunted us for years...
Warning: There are spoilers to the endings for every film we talk about in this article. So if you don't want to know an ending for a film, then don't read that entry.
It's probably best to start by talking about what this article isn't. It's not a list of the best movie endings, the best twists, the most depressing endings or anything like that. Instead, we're focusing here on the endings that seeped into our brain and stayed there for some time after we'd seen the film. The endings that provoke in an interesting way, and haunt you for days afterwards.
As such, whilst not every ending we're going to talk about here is a flat out classic - although lots of them are »
‘Robocop’ 2014 review: ‘More interesting ideas than it can properly address’ You’ll have to excuse older moviegoers if they feel an almost weekly tinge of nostalgia with the latest announcement that their favorite film from the ’80s is being treated to a big-money remake. And yet, while you’d think 40-somethings would be thrilled that anyone in the film industry cares if they buy a movie ticket, any news of a Reagan-era remake is usually met with harrumphs of disapproval from Gen-Xers who hold these films so close to their hearts that a reboot is dismissed as downright sacrilegious. No one should deny or minimize a person’s formative movie house memories, but there’s really no argument to be made that, say, Footloose, a respectable creative achievement from 1984, is such a flawless gem that it cannot be successfully revamped and even improved. The fact that it was remade in »
- Mark Keizer
It seems the darker, more depraved a film is, the more we genre fanatics love to discuss it. How often do we juggle dialogue about average horror films? It happens plenty, and it’s not exactly atypical, but there’re pictures that are far darker works that call our names on a much more frequent basis.
What really floats around the water cooler is debate about pics like Human Centipede, Night of the Living Dead and Oldboy.
The pictures that leave us perplexed and disgusted are the pictures that command heated debate, not necessarily the safe bets. So, today it’s away with safety, open arms to the cinematically taboo.
Cannibal Holocaust: In a world as savage as this, where tourists are kidnapped, tortured and beheaded; where extremists deem it necessary to enter highly trafficked public establishments with loads of explosives strapped to their chests; where murderers can exit imprisonment inside of a half-decade, »
- Matt Molgaard
It's certainly no big secret that you can stuff all sorts of interesting social commentary into a zombie story. From George Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead to the current TV series The Walking Dead, writers have been finding new and frequently clever ways to use the "zombie apocalypse" as a simple-yet-powerful analogy about the flaws, foibles, and shortcomings of normal humanity.
Borrowing a thematic page from films like Children of Men and Blindness (both superior films, but the comparison seems apt), The Returned focuses on the early stages of a "fantastic" yet disturbingly realistic apocalypse -- and it focuses a lot more on the personal stakes of a crumbling world than it does in slam-bang zombie-stompin' horror mayhem. The Returned, for lack of a better phrase, is a "horror drama," and if that sounds like a warning, well, it's not. This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story. »
- Scott Weinberg
Back in November, we reported that a TV series based on DC’s iZOMBIE was in the early stages of development. It has now been announced that the project has been given a pilot order by The CW.
According to Deadline, Veronica Mars‘ Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero have written the pilot and will executive produced. This series will be set up as a crime procedural based on the comic book series that started in 2010 from Chris Roberson and Michael Allred:
“Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery…and a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain – both to keep from going all “Night of the Living Dead,” and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen’s mind is crowded with the dead person’s thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a »
- Jonathan James
Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora
When I was a kid, there were two movies that terrified me as a kid. This wasn’t the creeping dread I felt when I watched Night of the Living Dead or The Twilight Zone. No, this was outright fear, the kind that sends you under the covers, sleeping in a sheen of sweat with the lights on. And maybe it sounds silly but as someone with a highly overactive imagination who lived in the woods, I don’t find it silly at the time. But now when you’re older, you look back and feel stupid about some of the things that terrified you or the film just isn’t that good. The »
- Nathan Smith
La-based indie “G-Punk” outfit New Beat Fund scored a major hit with the single “Scare Me” from their debut Ep $ (Coinz), and while the song's straight-up catchy, its runaway popularity might also have something to do with the insane music videos the band put together for it. Directed by Chris Buongiorno, the original clip plays like a live-action cartoon, showing the band introducing a hitchhiking ghost (of the old school, sheet-over-head variety) to La's 24-hour party people... until things go a little too far, and the story takes a darker turn: But the best is yet to come... last Halloween, the band posted an alternate “BooTooB” version of “Scare Me” featuring a three-minute collection of horror parodies that riff on The Shining, The Ring, Psycho, Carrie, The Birds, Night of the Living Dead and many more: New Beat Fund are just about to embark on the “Word of Mouth” North American tour with Aer, »
- Gregory Burkart
We regularly follow ’68, the horror comic series from Mark Kidwell, Jeff Zornow, and Jay Fotos that brings zombies to the Vietnam War and we have details on their next release. Unlike a traditional on-going series, ’68 is split into different miniseries and it has been announced that we’ll be getting the first issue of a new four-issue miniseries in April. Here are more details and the official cover art for ’68: Rule of War:
“Mark Kidwell, Jeff Zornow, and Jay Fotos, the team behind the multiple Horror Comic and Ghastly Award-winning ‘68: Jungle Jim bring new terrors to the Vietnam War in ‘68: Rule Of War #1, the first in a four-issue miniseries sure to delight zombie enthusiasts.
In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P. »
- Jonathan James
Theatre adaptation is starry and packed with revelations. But you can have too much of a good thing
• Interview: Tracy Letts
• Interview: Juliette Lewis
So this is what Oscar-bait looks like in 2014: a cast of dozens, playing an extended family with more disinterred horrors than Night Of The Living Dead and any five Tennessee Williams potboilers combined, on fire, in a claustrophobic rural Oklahoma farmhouse; meaty parts for a slew of great actors, the majority of the good ones for women of a certain age, and an evenly democratic distribution of volcanic outbursts for pretty much everyone from actor-playwright and adapter Tracy Letts, last seen playing the creepy incoming CIA chief Lockhart on Homeland. August: Osage County comes from a well-regarded play, which is always deemed a leg-up come Oscar time, and it's in the firm, safe, scissory hands of the Weinstein brothers, who have delivered no end of »
- John Patterson
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