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10th Anniversary: Bug

25 May 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Dancin' Dan

Ten years ago right about now, William Friedkin's adaptation of Tracy Letts's play Bug opened in theaters, introducing most of America to Michael Shannon and gifting Ashley Judd with the best part of her career. Unfortunately, though, Bug was marketed as a body horror movie from the director of The Exorcist, which is... not what it is. At all »

- Denny

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How Mark Hamill wanted to change Han Solo’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens death

25 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of Episode VII’s most important scenes comes towards the end of the picture when Kylo Ren murders his father Han Solo on Starkiller Base with Rey and Finn watching from afar. It was a tragic moment to be sure, and a pretty grim way to say goodbye to Harrison Ford’s much beloved and iconic character.

Well it turns out that Mark Hamill, whose own legendary character, Luke, was revealed in the film’s final moments, thought he had a better idea for Han’s death. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hamill explains in detail what he wanted to occur, with Luke and Leia to be present at the scene of the crime.

“Now, remember, one of the plots in the earlier films was the telepathic communication between my sister and me,” Hamill explains. “So I thought, Carrie will sense that Han is in danger and try to contact me. »

- Samuel Brace

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The Scariest Scenes in TV History — IndieWire Critics Survey

23 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the scariest moment or scene on TV?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

Though there are moments within “Penny Dreadful” (the seance) and “The X-Files” (“Home”) that left me spooked, the title for scariest TV scene has to go to the only show to give me nightmares — actual, legitimate nightmares. After watching the first two episodes of “Hannibal,” I woke up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and haunted by a bright red room with blood running down the walls — twice! Two weeks in a row, “Hannibal” ruined my peaceful slumber, and I had to stop watching the show live (and during the night entirely). Each week, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Scariest Scenes in TV History — IndieWire Critics Survey

23 May 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the scariest moment or scene on TV?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

Though there are moments within “Penny Dreadful” (the seance) and “The X-Files” (“Home”) that left me spooked, the title for scariest TV scene has to go to the only show to give me nightmares — actual, legitimate nightmares. After watching the first two episodes of “Hannibal,” I woke up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and haunted by a bright red room with blood running down the walls — twice! Two weeks in a row, “Hannibal” ruined my peaceful slumber, and I had to stop watching the show live (and during the night entirely). Each week, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights to Debut The Shining Maze in September 2017

23 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

May 23, 2017 is the 37th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film version of Stephen King’s novel The Shining and it has come to our attention that Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights will follow up their tribute to William Friedkin’s The Exorcist with an attraction for Mr. Kubrick’s film that replicates the hedge …

The post Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights to Debut The Shining Maze in September 2017 first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »

- Jonathan Stryker

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Mezco Toyz Looks to Turn Heads with New Photos & Release Details for The Exorcist Living Dead Doll

17 May 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This is one doll that won't play nice with the Cabbage Patch Kids. Regan MacNeil's possessed state from William Friedkin's The Exorcist is captured with menace and glee in Mezco's new addition to their popular Living Dead Dolls line.

From Mezco Toyz: "The Living Dead Dolls Present The Exorcist

The Exorcist burst onto the cinematic scene in 1973 and quickly cemented its place in film history as the 1st horror film nominated for an Academy Award. The film tells the terrifying story of the demonic possession of a young girl and her Mother's attempts to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests.

Now The Living Dead Dolls welcome the tormented youth into their family with a new doll that is sure to make heads spin. Based on the groundbreaking FX used in the film to portray demonic possession, The Living Dead Dolls have created an all-new »

- Derek Anderson

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Newswire: William Friedkin’s exorcism documentary will see the light of day

16 May 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Exorcist has assumed a new form on Fox, where Jeremy Slater’s small-screen iteration was recently granted a season-two renewal. But William Friedkin, the director of the feature adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s book, has far from washed his hands of the whole thing. In fact, he recently helmed a documentary about exorcism titled The Devil And Father Amorth, in which he visited with a Vatican-approved exorcist. Friedkin shot Father Gabriel Amorth’s demon-battling work for the project, and now that film could soon make its way to a greater audience. Deadline reports that The Devil and Father Amorth has been picked up by Ld Entertainment, who is eyeing a release with co-producers ICM Partners.

Of the news, Friedkin said, “I never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil and the possibility of demonic possession. The opportunity for me to witness and film an ...

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- Danette Chavez

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William Friedkin Returns To Exorcism With Documentary ‘The Devil And Father Amorth’

15 May 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Things have been pretty quiet from “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin lately, and six years have passed since his nasty, underrated “Killer Joe.” A slew of projects have been lined up during that time — “The Winter Of Frankie Machine,” a TV series based on “To Live And Die In L.A.,” a TV series based on “Killer Joe,” and a Mae West biopic starring Bette Midler — but nothing has come to pass.

Continue reading William Friedkin Returns To Exorcism With Documentary ‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Exorcist’ Documentary: William Friedkin Working on a Nonfiction Follow-Up to His Horror Classic

13 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Some demons take longer to exorcise than others. That would appear to be the case with “The Exorcist” itself, as William Friedkin is set to make a documentary about his classic horror movie more than 40 years after it was first released (and, according to reports, scared some moviegoers out of the theater and into the hospital).

Read More: Listen: William Friedkin Talks ‘French Connection,’ ‘Sorcerer,’ ‘The Exorcist’ & More In Epic 2.5 Hour ‘Wtf’ Podcast Interview

“The Devil and Father Amorth” will look at Friedkin’s film in relation to actual exorcisms, specifically those carried out by Father Gabriele Amorth, Aka the “Dean of Exorcists.” Friedkin was present for one such event, later writing about it for Vanity Fair: “I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession. The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more »

- Michael Nordine

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William Friedkin’s Doc on Real-Life Exorcism Acquired by Ld Entertainment

12 May 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been over 43 years since “The Exorcist” first frightened theatergoers and Oscar voters alike, yet director William Friedkin is still taken by the subject. So much so, that he’s filmed a documentary about a real-life exorcism, entitled “The Devil and Father Amorth.”

Ld Entertainment announced Friday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the doc.

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The Exorcist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

The feature follows Father Gabriele Amorth as he performs his ninth exorcism on a woman from Italy whose behavioral changes cannot be helped by psychiatry. Friedkin’s project will also compare 2017’s modern exorcism techniques to those illustrated in the 1973 original film.

“I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession,” said Friedkin in a statement. “The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more than four decades after I made ‘The Exorcist, »

- JD Knapp

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Ld Entertainment acquires rights to 'The Devil And Father Amorth'

12 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

William Friedkin documentary chronicles actual exorcism.

Mickey Liddell’s Ld Entertainment and producer Pete Shilaimon have reteamed with William Friedkin, acquiring the worldwide rights to his documentary The Devil And Father Amorth.

The documentary explores how Friedkin’s 1973 classic The Exorcist compares to an actual exorcism.

In the more than 40 years since the release of his acclaimed horror film, Friedkin was fascinated how close he came to reality in the depiction of events in his film.

The filmmaker received permission to attend and film Father Gabriele Amorth’s ninth exorcism on an Italian woman who had been experiencing troubling fits. The documentary is in post.

“I’ve never stopped being fascinated by the nature of good and evil, and the possibility of demonic possession,” Friedkin said. “The opportunity for me to witness and film an actual exorcism came about, more than four decades after I made The Exorcist, completely by accident.”

Liddell added: »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ld Entertainment Compels William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth

12 May 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Can you possibly think of a better person to bring us a tale of demonic possession other than William Friedkin? The man forever changed the landscape with The Exorcist, and hopefully he’ll be able to do it again with The… Continue Reading →

The post Ld Entertainment Compels William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Exorcist Doc ‘The Devil And Father Amorth’ From William Friedkin Acquired By Ld Entertainment

12 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

William “Billy” Friedkin’s documentary about exorcism, The Devil and Father Amorth, which has him witnessing first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist, was acquired by Ld Entertainment who will work with ICM Partners to enter into partnerships to distribute the film worldwide. Friedkin, of course, directed the screen adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist in 1973 which had moviegoers lining up around the block to see it. The documentary looks at… »

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Fox Renews The Exorcist TV Series for a Second Season

12 May 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stock up on holy water and get ready for more intense exorcisms on the small screen, because Fox has renewed The Exorcist for a second season.

The news of The Exorcist's renewal is confirmed by EW, who report that the second season will feature "a new chapter of the iconic franchise."

Based on William Peter Blatty's novel of the same name (which in turn was adapted for the big screen by William Friedkin in 1973), The Exorcist TV series is overseen by showrunner Jeremy Slater. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

Season 1 synopsis: "Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, The Exorcist returns as a TV series.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), The Exorcist is a propulsive »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Exorcist’ Renewed at Fox for Season 2

12 May 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox has renewed “The Exorcist” for a second season, the network announced on Friday, with Season 2 set to open a new terrifying chapter in the iconic horror franchise. Based on the 1973 classic William Friedkin film of the same name, the hour-long drama stars Geena Davis, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Hannah Kasulka, Brianne Howey, Kurt Egyiawan and Alan Ruck. From 20th Century Fox Television, “The Exorcist” counts Jeremy Slater, Rolin Jones, Rupert Wyatt, Roy Lee, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall as executive producers. Also Read: How ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW Rank in Ratings Just Before Upfronts Shows that have previously been. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘The Exorcist’ Renewed For Season 2 By Fox

12 May 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox has given a second season renewal to its well received but modestly rated drama series The Exorcist. The possession series, toplined by Geena Davis, Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera based on William Peter Blatty's bestseller and the classic 1973 movie, has a soft freshman ratings run though held steady. It averaged a modest 1.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7). The Exorcist is liked creatively by the network. The pitch for next season was well received, and the genre… »

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Fox Renewed “The Exorcist” For a Second Season!!

12 May 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

As you’ve probably gathered by now, all of us here on Bloody Disgusting were Huge fans of the first season of Fox’s “The Exorcist,” which proved to be exceptional television that all horror fans should’ve been watching. A new beast that smartly tied into William Friedkin’s classic film, the Jeremy Slater-created series won us over […] »

- John Squires

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‘Lake Tomahawk’ DVD Review

12 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brando Eaton, Eileen Dietz, Peter O’Brien, Caroline Tudor, Brad Schmidt, Laura Niemi, Michael Shamus Wiles | Written by Stevie Jane Miller | Directed by Ben Milliken

Originally titled Lake Alice, this unassuming horror film is actually the latest in a long line of seasonal slashers set at that most festive of times… Christmas.

Lake Tomahawk – from former actor turned director Ben Milliken (Newcastle, Blue Crush 2) – follows Ryan Emerson (Schmidt) who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Tudor) family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg (O’Brien), while he masks his jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling, Tyler (Eaton). As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice so does the evil… »

- Phil Wheat

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Holiday slasher Lake Alice secures distribution, check out the poster and trailer here

6 May 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Ben Milliken’s holiday slasher mystery Lake Alice, which stars Brando Eaton (Dexter), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Caroline Tudor (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Brad Schmidt (House of Lies), Laura Niemi (Jobs) and Michael Shamus Wiles (Breaking Bad). Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis here…

Lake Alice follows Ryan Emerson (Schmidt) who, while meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s (Tudor) family for the first time, must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Greg (O’Brien), while he masks his jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling, Tyler (Eaton). As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin; strange footprints by the windows, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including the law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, »

- Gary Collinson

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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Carnage & Anti-Venom Dorbz, Residue, Lake Alice

3 May 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The latest rad comic villains to join Funko's Dorbz line are Carnage and Anti-Venom. Continue reading to learn when they will be available in Walmart stores. Also in today's Horror Highlights are release details for Residue and Lake Alice.

Funko's Carnage and Anti-Venom Dorbz: From Funko: "Carnage and Anti-Venom are the latest Marvel Dorbz heading to Walmart!

Available at Walmart in mid-May!"

Dorbz: Marvel - Carnage

Dorbz: Marvel - Anti-Venom

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Residue iTunes and VOD Release Details & Trailer: "Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather's greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it's »

- Tamika Jones

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