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Alleged description of the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Disney and Lucasfilm taking Star Wars to San Diego Comic-Con International, it’s expected that we’ll be getting a new trailer for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens to coincide with the panel this coming Friday, July 10th. Well, it seems we may now have a description of said trailer, with an alleged breakdown arriving online via Reddit. If you’re interested, and don’t mind potential spoilers, you can check it out below…

See Also: Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume sketches for Han Solo, Finn and Poe Dameron

Snowy landscape. Speeders zoom past.

The same military gathering from previous trailer. Kylo Ren walks down landing ramp and in front of legion to chants.

Max Von Sydow narrating. Detailing the icy planet, the number of stormtroopers, Captain Phasma, »

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Icons of Fright Talks Exeter With Director Marcus Nispel!!

2 July 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Director Marcus Nispel might be primarily known for helming 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2009’s Friday The 13th remakes, as well as being in my opinion, one of the best music video directors of all time, but this week sees the release of Exeter, a film that has went through three years of shuffled release dates and name changes. Originally titled Backmask, Exeter is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the exorcism subgenre, a film that knows what its audience is, and revels in that self aware approach.

Nispel was nice enough to chat with us for a bit, regarding the long journey of Exeter and its do it yourself approach, the difference between a film like this and a big studio reboot, and…Charles Manson? Read on for one entertaining conversation with one of the nicest filmmakers working today, and catch Exeter when it hits »

- Jerry Smith

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma, Tie Pilot and Snowtrooper minifigs leaked

1 July 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s only a matter of time before we start getting inundated with toys, games and pretty much every single kind of merchandise and promotional products you can think of for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and something that’s sure to be top of many fans shopping lists will be the range of licensed sets from Lego. We know that seven sets will be released in total, and a few minifigs have leaked online via Reddit featuring Captain Phasma, a Tie Pilot and a Snowtrooper…

The seven sets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are:

Rey’s Speeder (193 pieces)

First Order Snowspeeder (444 pieces)

First Order Special Force Tie (517 pieces)

Poe’s X-Wing Starfighter (717 pieces)

First Order Transporter (792 pieces)

Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (1004 pieces)

Millennium Falcon (1332 pieces)

Hopefully we’ll get some pictures of the sets soon…

See Also: Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from »

- Gary Collinson

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Battle Royale: Summer Blockbusters - And the Winner Is...

1 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

To celebrate the summer blockbuster season, we pit the biggest and best of special effects-friendly cinema against each other for Battle Royale. We counted each and every last one of your votes on Facebook, and after eliminating thirty-one other contenders throughout October, we're finally down to just one.

The original trilogy’s Mark HamillCarrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will reunite for this year’s The Force Awakens! Joining them will be Star Wars newcomers John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy RidleyAndy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings), Adam Driver (“Girls”), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Ex Machina), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist).

Remember to Like our Facebook page to keep tabs on everything Star Wars!

Check out the full bracket below for a sneak peek at the next round of Battle Royale match-ups!

 

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- Cineplex Entertainment

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Ghosthouse / Witchery Double Feature Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

1 July 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory's added sinister spirits and wicked witchcraft to this year's Summer of Fear with their recent double bill Blu-ray release of Ghosthouse and Witchery. Teasing the new release of the haunted house films are clips and trailers from the Blu-ray.

"Ghosthouse

Your tour of terror begins with Ghosthouse, in which a group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage and if you move in… there'll be Hell to pay!

Witchery

Then, a new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and The Exorcist's Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have »

- Derek Anderson

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Fright At Home – June 30th brings Pit Stop, The Bronx Trilogy from Casterrari, Ghost House/Witchery

30 June 2015 4:29 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

We like to tell you fright fanatics about weekly releases that really stand out to us. We could go down the line about every single release, like every other site does, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What Fright At Home is about though, is letting you genre (and non-genre) lovers about releases that makes Us excited, because there are no rock stars here, we’re just like you, we Are you, horror lovers.

So with June 30th being here and this week’s releases being placed onto the shelves by your local video store workers (do those still exist?), here are a few releases that have for one reason or another, stood out to us.

Pit Stop (1969 Dir. Jack Hill)

One of Hill’s most overlooked but easily his best film (yes, I said his best), Pit Stop is a completely engrossing story of Rick Bowman, a man »

- Jerry Smith

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June 30th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ghosthouse / Witchery, 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Mom

29 June 2015 4:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The last day of June doesn’t have a ton of DVD and Blu-ray titles, but those of you cult film fans out there will definitely want to check out this week’s offerings as both Blue Underground and Scream Factory are releasing several fun Collector’s Edition Blus that all seem like great additions for any horror fan’s home entertainment collection.

First up is Sf’s Ghosthouse/Witchery double feature and we also have a trio of Enzo Castellari genre classics coming our way too—1990: The Bronx Warriors, Escape from the Bronx and The New Barbarians—courtesy of Blue Underground. MGM has dug up the 1991 cult werewolf film, Mom, and is presenting it on a Limited Edition DVD.

1990: The Bronx Warriors (Blue Undergound, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

The First To Die Were The Lucky Ones! It's 1990 and the Bronx has officially been declared a 'No Man's Land. »

- Heather Wixson

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Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

29 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After hearing some new details about the First Order Stormtroopers via their toy line earlier today, a promotional poster from said toyline has also hit the Internet thanks to this rather nice Twitter user.

Check out the poster below:

See Also: The Week in Star Wars – New promo banner and character sketches for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan and more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

- Luke Owen

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Watch: 2-Hour Talk With Nicolas Winding Refn And William Friedkin

29 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In 1974, William Friedkin was one of the hottest directors in Hollywood, having just come off of the two-punch successes of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist.” So, naturally, he decided to use his newfound clout in the industry to conduct an extended interview with his idol, Fritz Lang, director of “M” and “Metropolis," and the only man on planet Earth who successfully rocked an eye patch And sunglasses. The resulting 90-minute interview was as compact of a film school any student of cinema could have asked for. Read More: Watch: William Friedkin Spends 15 Minutes Talking About His Favorite Films Of All Time Forty years later, during the 2014 Cph Pix festival, Friedkin saw his career come full circle as he became the interview subject for another young director who idolizes him. There’s more than a whiff of “The French Connection” and “To Live and Die in La” in “Drive,” so »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Beautiful Disasters: "Roar"

29 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

There is a case to be made for home movies as the purest form of cinema. It’s folly, of course, to pit films against one another based on the circumstances under which they were made; to argue what is realer, and thus more valid, than the other. In a camera’s lens, especially, the lines of truth and lies blur and overlap. It’s just that in what we believe to be reality the stakes are always higher, the emotions elevated. One of the first films ever made, the Lumière brothers’ L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat, was a succinct 56 seconds that depicted the arrival of a train at its station in Lyon, France. When it was first shown to the public it was the audience’s virgin film-viewing experience, and it was reported that many were frightened by the illusion that the train was coming straight for them. »

- Oliver Skinner

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure packaging details Stormtrooper history and rise of the First Order

29 June 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are set to kick off the merchandising for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at San Diego Comic-Con International next month with the release of Hasbro’s Black Series Stormtrooper – the first action figure based upon the ‘First Order’ look of the feared Imperial soldiers.

Now, Eric Goldman of IGN has got his hands on the packaging, which details the history of the Stormtrooper, as well as offering some background on the galaxy’s latest threat, the First Order…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume sketches for Han Solo, Finn and Poe Dameron

26 June 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen the characters in action thanks to the two trailers for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, but an article in the French edition of Vanity Fair (via Planete Star Wars) has given us a closer look at the costumes for Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

Check out the images below:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Luke Owen

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Greg Grunberg says Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all about “the story and family”

26 June 2015 3:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one thing Star Wars: The Force Awakens has done well (despite its heavily publicised production) is keeping its story a secret. We’ve had two trailers already, but we don’t actually know all that much about the plot of J.J. Abrams’ new adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

One of its stars Greg Grunberg however has given some details about the theme of the movie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I can only say that practical effects are as important—if not more important—than the special effects,” the actor said. “And it’s all about the story and family. I mean that’s what J.J. is all about. And these new characters, these actors are unbelievable. They’re so well cast. We got our script pages, only the scenes that we were in. Not even what was being shot that day! »

- Luke Owen

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Contest: Win Ghosthouse / Witchery Double Feature on Blu-ray

25 June 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is adding sinister spirits and wicked witchcraft to this year's Summer of Fear with the June 30th release of their Ghosthouse / Witchery double feature Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

"Ghosthouse

Your tour of terror begins with Ghosthouse, in which a group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage and if you move in… there'll be Hell to pay!

Witchery

Then, a new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and The Exorcist's Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: William Friedkin Interviews Fritz Lang in 1974

25 June 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This black-and-white 1974 interview for Italian television shows us Lang, then around 84 years-old, at his most ornery (and insightful) and Friedkin, barely cracking 40, at his most button-pushing. Thanks to One Perfect Shot, this is a delicious find rightly timed for the anniversary of Friedkin's wrongly dismissed existential disaster film "Sorcerer" (1977) this week. Lang opens up about a chance Nazi meeting that could have shifted his career, and about his life and influences. He died two years later, aged 86, in 1976. By then, Friedkin had already directed "The Exorcist," "The French Connection" and queer camp classic "The Boys in the Band," among other films. Read More: "I Thought I Was Bulletproof": William Friedkin Looks Back on the '70s »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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New promotional banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma

22 June 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week brought us some images of two surprise returning characters from the Original Trilogy as well as two leaked stills, and now we’ve got a new international promo banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and some Imperial Stormtroopers…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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More Star Wars: The Force Awakens images featuring Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson

19 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you some images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Greg Gunberg’s character along with a couple of returning favourites from Return of the Jedi [see here], as well as a likely Photoshopped image of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker [see here].

Well, now thanks to MakingStarWars, we’ve got a couple more images – the first of which features Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn), and the second showing Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma alongside our first look at Domhnall Gleeson’s character, who is reportedly going by the title ‘The General’…

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 June 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week, we brought you our first look at Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (before Disney made us take them down), and now we have our possible first look at her brother Luke Skywalker.

The folks over at TheForce.net have posted the below image which shows Mark Hamill as Luke with his grey beard and metallic hand. They don’t say where they got the image from, so this is far from official.

See Also: Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

Check out the image below:

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher »

- Luke Owen

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Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

19 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – possible spoilers below…

Since the announcement of the movie, we’ve known that the likes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia would be back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there have been plenty of rumours about other possible returning roles (but not Lando it would seem). Well, starwars7news.com believes it can confirm two returning characters, along with information on a new one.

If you’re a fan of Return of the Jedi, you are in luck. According to the website, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will see the return of Nein Nunb and Admiral Ackbar. Check out the photos below that the site claims are 100% legit:

Obviously we don’t know if this is true or just a wild Bantha chase, but the website is very sure these are genuine. And to back that up, they have the first image of Greg Grunberg in the movie, »

- Chris Cooper

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer sets a YouTube world record

19 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having debuted at Star Wars Celebration back in April and broken the Internet, the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now officially a record breaker.

Guinness World Records have confirmed that the trailer is now officially the “most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours” with just over 30 million views. The trailer is currently sitting at around 54 million.

“The release of the clip created unprecedented levels of excitement among Star Wars fans around the world,” the Guinness website writes. “With the trailer featuring the return of the charismatic villain-hero Han Solo, once again played by Harrison Ford, alongside his furry co-pilot Chewbacca.”

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Possible Spoilers: Daisy Ridley hints at Rey’s parentage in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on »

- Luke Owen

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