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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

11 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

- Andre Soares

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The Chicago Critics' Top 100 Horror (or Just Plain Creepy) Films in History

11 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics (photo: Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho') I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the category or criteria, because these lists are almost invariably compiled by people who know little about films beyond mainstream Hollywood stuff released in the last decade or two. But the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the 100 Scariest Movies Ever Made, which came out in October 2006, does include several oldies — e.g., James Whale's Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein — in addition to, gasp, a handful of non-American horror films such as Dario Argento's Suspiria, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, and F.W. Murnau's brilliant Dracula rip-off Nosferatu. (Check out the full list of the Chicago Film Critics' top 100 horror movies of all time. »

- Andre Soares

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13 Days of Horror: The True Stories Behind Five Freaky Horror Films!

13 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Some of the sickest serial killers and creepiest tales from the big screen were actually inspired by real events.In honor of toofab’s 13 Days of Horror, we’ve compiled a list of five freaky flicks that have surprisingly real life origins. Check out our list below to see which movies made the cut."The Conjuring" was based off of real life events of the Perron family and their home in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The house was allegedly haunted by an 18th century "witch" named Bathsheba Sherman. Filmmakers spoke with the family and used case files from demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren while making the thriller. According to the family, events in the film like the leg pulling, the voices and the possession of Mrs. Perron all happened!There’s no way "The Exorcist" could be real, right?! Wrong! The classic horror flick follows a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by Satan himself. »

- tooFab Staff

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Saurav Dutts Cannibal Metropolis Now Available to Buy!

21 hours ago | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

With Eli Roth's newest and highly anticipated horror offering 'The Green Inferno' kicked into touch indefinitely as the feature seeks a future release there's no time better than Halloween to seek out your next cannibalistic fix. Thankfully author Saurav Dutt has filled that gap with the release of his latest horror novel 'Cannibal Metropolis'. Continuing on from his hit Summer thriller 'Pazuzu Unbound', a spin-off from William Peter Blatty's 'The Exorcist', Dutt's newest tale, a slice of visceral horror inspired by Ruggero Deodato's infamous film 'Cannibal Holocaust', has been released today and is now available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo and paperback. »

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15 Amazingly Creepy Horror Movie Musical Scores

30 October 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As you know, music plays a huge part in the filmmaking process and plays with our emotions while we are watching the movie. Music heightens our senses and adds to the quality of film. When it comes to horror movies, the music is supposed to scare us, make us feel uneasy, and gives us moments of panic and fear. Director Martin Scorsese said the following about music and film:

“Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.”

Just the other day the main theme song from Halloween started playing on the radio, and it freaked my kids out to the point that they were in tears. It was sad but kind of funny at the same time. »

- Joey Paur

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New Clip From Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

30 October 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Related Content: New Interstellar Poster Synopsis: Interstellar features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike,” “Mud”), Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Tree of Life”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married,” TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow (“Terms of Endearment,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (“The Last Picture Show,” “The Exorcist”), and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Directed and »

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Halloween Viewing Guide: 19 of the Week's Most Hauntingly Awesome Offerings

28 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Halloween is synonymous with pumpkin carving and sexy nurse costumes, but the harvest holiday is also an excellent time for binge-watching television. From hauntingly scary horror classics like William Friedkin‘s “The Exorcist” to ABC's spook-tacularly sweet TV specials ”It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” this week has a little something for everyone. So, grab a handful of those fun-sized candy bars you pretended to buy for trick-or-treaters, throw on an orange Snuggie and prepare for a long week on the couch. See photos: Memorial Day Movie Viewing Guide: Wrap Staff Picks Favorite Military Movies Enjoy TheWrap‘s Halloween viewing »

- Travis Reilly

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Where to Watch 10 of the Scariest Movies You’ll Ever See

26 October 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With Halloween just around the corner — or Samhain, if that’s your thing — there’s no denying that scary movie season has arrived. In theaters this past weekend Ouija took the top spot, but if you’re looking for something more there are decades of terrifying films available at an instant thanks to today’s online streaming services. We’ve collected 10 of the most frightening movies every made, and broken down where you can watch them. So turn off the lights, lock your doors, and get in the holiday spirit. The Exorcist (1973) Director William Friedkin’s classic tale of demonic possession terrified audiences when

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More New Footage In International Interstellar TV Spots

25 October 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”.The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters »

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 4: 10-1

24 October 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 10-1

10. Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg

In David Cronenberg’s world, sex hurts so good; it’s innately disgusting and primeval but at the same time beautiful and becoming. (Kind of like sex in the real world, when you think about it.) Bodies degenerate and mental states corrode under the influence of lust, and yet something new is engendered by the collision of bodies, bodily fluids, the ripping of flesh and the mangling of organs. Through the carrion of ugly comes the attractive flesh, the new flesh. Videodrome, as Jonathan Lethem once quipped, remains Cronenberg’s most penetrative film; he creates a world at once rooted in modernity circa 1983–a world afraid of the advent of television usurping our humanity, over-stimulated times ushering in the end times–and existing in a timeless, placeless vacuum. It’s vast and claustrophobic, prescient and paranoid, of the same lineage as early James Cameron »

- Greg Cwik

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Foreign Horror Fridays: ‘Mother Joan of the Angels’ a Cartesian tale of possession

24 October 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mother Joan of the Angels

Written by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, Tadeusz Konwicki, and Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Poland, 1961

Tales of possession run deep through any religious or formerly religious society. They may act as a primitive explanation for madness, a cultural example of the physical manifestation of evil, or, on some occasions, a political tool. Though the horror of these events comes in accounts early enough to be placed in the Old Testament, there exists an intellectual horror of possession that pervades the modern world. Though not explicitly speaking of possession, René Descartes hypothesized an omnipotent “evil demon” thought experiment that may help with our idea of the “self”. The idea goes that this demon may be altering the physical world around us, such that our bodies, our environment, all our sensations, as well as the fundamentals of logic and mathematics may simply be an illusion. Whatever is left, »

- Zach Lewis

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13 Days of Horror: Five Freaky Facts About "The Exorcist"

22 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

With Halloween right around the corner, we're counting down the days by posting five fun or freaky facts about our favorite fright flicks. Today's featured film is "The Exorcist."1. The film is considered cursed. Ellen Burstyn was permanently injured during filming, stars Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died before the movie was even released and a fire destroyed most of the set. A film-goer seeing the movie also broke his jaw after fainting ... and sued Warner Bros., claiming the flick made him pass out.2. While everyone knows Regan's vomit is made from pea soup, did you know it's specifically Andersen's brand? The filmmakers reportedly tried using Campbell's but didn't like how it looked.3. The flick was the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. It lost to "The Sting," but won Best Adapted Screenplay. Since then, "Silence of the Lambs" is the only »

- tooFab Staff

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Star Wars: Episode VII scene description and set photos featuring Stormtroopers

22 October 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a pair of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Take a look at the images, followed by a scene description below…

Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.

Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all… »

- Gary Collinson

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Win ‘The Exorcist’ On Blu-ray!

21 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Order your copy of The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Edition on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wMy01f

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: »

- Dan Bullock

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About the 5 Exorcist Movies

21 October 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This piece was originally published October 31, 2013. We are republishing it as part of our Horror Week festivities. The Exorcist is a classic. Not a horror classic, just a straight-up classic. And as a result, everyone knows the same pieces of trivia about its production (director William Friedkin would sometimes shoot off blanks on set to keep everyone on edge, he violently slapped one priest-actor in order to get a more emotionally raw performance, Regan’s vomit was made of pea soup and oatmeal) and reception. But there are so many more wonderful anecdotes about that film and its four sequels (or rather, two sequels and two prequels) to be had. We combed several director commentaries, making-of documentaries, and read several autobiographies to find the following tidbits. So read on. The power of Christ something something …1. No one involved in any of the movies wanted to make a horror flick. »

- Gilbert Cruz

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Competition: Win ‘The Exorcist’ on Blu-ray!

20 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wMy01f

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win The Exorcist on Blu-ray!

20 October 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design and Supplementary Material Compilation © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video, »

- Gary Collinson

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More New Footage In Latest Interstellar TV Spots

20 October 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”.The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters »

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Interstellar TV Spot #8 May Be The Greatest TV Spot Of All Time

17 October 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Official Synopsis - The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. . Interstellar - Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”.The film will be released »

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Warwick Davis will return for Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII wasn’t exciting enough, it has been officially announced that Warwick Davis will be making a triumphant return to the galaxy far, far away.

With a number of other iconic actors and actresses already set to reappear, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the return of Davis is sure to spark even more excitement around the Star Wars community.

Making his debut in Return of the Jedi as the lovable Ewok Wicket, Davis also went on to play a double role in The Phantom Menace as Weazel and Wald.

The news has come directly from the Star Wars YouTube Channel and you can watch the amusing video announcement below…

The J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII will hit cinemas on December 18, 2015, but if you can’t wait that long for some light saber action then you can catch »

- Alfie Nobes

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