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The Revelations Of Raising Cain Recut

24 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

When Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain bowed in American theaters during the summer of 1992, it was anticipated by fans of the director as a welcome return to the sort of formalist genre contraption he hadn’t indulged in since the creative blow-out (forgive me) of Body Double eight years earlier. However, when the lights came up, even within the ranks of the De Palma faithful there was polarization. A handful defended it as one of the director’s masterpieces, while a greater number seemed to consider it at best middle-tier De Palma, a fully committed attempt to deal with typical De Palma-esque narrative elasticity and thematic concerns such as time, chronology and dream logic, all in the context of an examination of the morphing perimeters of American masculinity and parental responsibility which somehow, in the end, seemed as out of balance as its psychically fractured protagonist. Meanwhile, the »

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‘The Exorcist’ Review: Fox Hopes One Big Twist Will Compel You to Return in Slow-Burn Premiere (Spoilers)

23 September 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adapting “The Exorcist” for television is a challenging prospect. Doing it for broadcast television, with its strict FCC rules on language and slightly softer guidelines on violence, seems damn near impossible.

With that in mind, creator Jeremy Slater’s Fox pilot seems to have done a lot right: stringing out the tension over the course of an hour, limiting the jump scares to a minimum and avoiding overloading the audience with gross-out gags akin to the green vomit made famous by the film. The premiere even works to establish characters before turning them into head-spinning demons — in fact, it even implies there won’t be any head-spinning at all.

Though the first hour dutifully pays homage to the scariest movie of all time — especially in its studiously lit opening moments — and even branches out with key changes meant to elongate the story, the pilot fails to pay off in one »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Exorcist’ Review: Fox Hopes One Big Twist Will Compel You to Return in Slow-Burn Premiere (Spoilers)

23 September 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Adapting “The Exorcist” for television is a challenging prospect. Doing it for broadcast television, with its strict FCC rules on language and slightly softer guidelines on violence, seems damn near impossible.

With that in mind, creator Jeremy Slater’s Fox pilot seems to have done a lot right: stringing out the tension over the course of an hour, limiting the jump scares to a minimum and avoiding overloading the audience with gross-out gags akin to the green vomit made famous by the film. The premiere even works to establish characters before turning them into head-spinning demons — in fact, it even implies there won’t be any head-spinning at all.

Though the first hour dutifully pays homage to the scariest movie of all time — especially in its studiously lit opening moments — and even branches out with key changes meant to elongate the story, the pilot fails to pay off in one »

- Ben Travers

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Interview: Director Rupert Wyatt on Bringing The Exorcist to TV

23 September 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tonight, Fox debuts their brand new series The Exorcist, which brings William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel to television for the first time ever. Daily Dead had the opportunity to chat with The Exorcist’s pilot director and executive producer Rupert Wyatt about his experiences bringing this new chapter of terror to network television.

Wyatt, no stranger to handling iconic properties (he also helmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes) discussed his approach to the inaugural episode, how the story mimics some of the political issues the city of Chicago is facing these days, assembling the cast members, and more.

Obviously, this isn't the same story as the original, but could you discuss how you approached Blatty’s novel and decided how that would translate into a modern television series?

Rupert Wyatt: Well, the inspiration was all right there in the William Peter Blatty novel. What Jeremy [Slater], the creator of the show, »

- Heather Wixson

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The Exorcist's Geena Davis Reveals the Scariest Thing About Working in TV

23 September 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hi, do you like scary things? If so, Fox's The Exorcist is for you, according to Geena Davis. The Oscar winner is coming to TV—yes, again—to start in The Exorcist, but mind you this is not a simple reboot. She is not playing Ellen Burstyn's character from the original movie. "I loved the whole idea when I heard about it and read the script for the pilot. I was a big fan of The Exorcist—although of course scarred for life as most everyone was from watching it—Just when I heard the title oh was like, 'Oh that could be good.' As long they're not remaking the movie. I don't want to be the Ellen Burstyn character, just remake it, but it's not at all. It's not at all. »

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Review: ‘The Exorcist’ Sequel Series Is Plagued By The Demons Of Network Television

22 September 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

“What a wonderful day for an exorcism.”

… if only it were a wonderful day for the newest horror series possessing our DVRs.

Hesitation over Fox’s "The Exorcist" has run rampant among horror fans since the network ordered a pilot back in January. And even the casting of Oscar-winner Geena Davis couldn’t prevent speculation that a for-network-television adaption of William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name wouldn’t be able to scare audiences anywhere near the vomit-inducing 1973 film, also of the same name.

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‘The Exorcist’ Review: Demonic Possession, Done TV-Style

21 September 2016 7:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s been 43 years since “The Exorcist” first hit theaters, quickly becoming one of the most influential and parodied horror movies. Many have tried to replicate its creepy vibe and pea-soup-spewing terror, only to fall short of director William Friedkin‘s Oscar-winning original. Now adapted for television, Fox’s “The Exorcist” isn’t just battling that legacy but also the film’s many copycats. The series is appreciably unsettling, but thus far it won’t make your head spin. Judged by its pilot, “The Exorcist” looks to ground its demonic-possession drama in somber realism and gotta-see-what-happens plot twists. Alfonso Herrera plays Father Tomas, »

- Tim Grierson

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Linda Blair Talks The Exorcist Series; Interested in a Role

19 September 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Even though she’s been denying that The Exorcist is a horror movie for years, star Linda Blair is very curious about the upcoming series and even wouldn’t mind having a role in it. During an interview with Forbes, Blair had… Continue Reading →

The post Linda Blair Talks The Exorcist Series; Interested in a Role appeared first on Dread Central. »

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The Exorcist Season 1 Review

16 September 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

The path of the TV adaptation of The Exorcist is fraught with peril, and not just because of demons. The small screen is currently awash in horror and horror adaptations. American Horror Story leads the pack, of course, but there’s also the Scream series, Scream Queens, Bates Motel, the much-binged Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, The Strain…need I go on?

The Exorcist has the unenviable challenge of acknowledging its origins while simultaneously providing enough scares and plot alterations to hold the attention of an audience currently living in the new heyday of horror. While some shows have succeeded in transcending their big screen origins (Bates Motel), others have not (the short-lived Omen spinoff Damien). So the question is: does The Exorcist succeed?

The answer is…sort of.

The Exorcist updates William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and William Friedkin’s iconic 1973 film, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Exorcist Stars, Ep Warn 'Evil Is Acting Out in the Real World' — Watch Video

15 September 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Don’t let Geena Davis’ warm smile and gentle tone in this exclusive Exorcist first look video fool you: Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the classic horror movie is pee-yer-pants, sleep-with-the-light-on scary.

As the Oscar winner explains in the clip, her new series exists in the same universe as William Peter Blatty’s novel and the subsequent film adaptation, a place “where there is a chance that evil and the devil and demons exist and are bubbling under the surface and ready to jump up and take over people who are vulnerable to it.”

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Scream Factory Reveals Final ‘Exorcist III” Blu-Ray Details

14 September 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

In my mind, I have always found Exorcist III not only scarier than the original film. Ever since I saw the film on home video in the 90’s, I think the film becomes even more haunting as I get older. Later, I heard that Blatty, the author of The Exorcist and the writer/director of Exorcist III, had to re-shoot an ending that included an exorcism which was mandated by the studio. For years, a “director’s cut” has been on the whispers of genre fans worldwide. Late last year, I found a tasty morsel of information that this rumored “director’s cut” was happening. Bigger genre sites picked it up immediately after our little site was the first to dig up the info from the source, TheNinthConfiguration.com, some credited us to finding the info and bringing it to the attention of many, most of the sites didn’t attribute us. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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TV Review: ‘The Exorcist’

13 September 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One would be forgiven for reacting with anger, or, more appropriately, horror, at the idea of “The Exorcist” being re-tooled for the small screen. Is nothing sacred, not even the 1973 William Friedkin classic? Apparently not, given TV’s current obsession with relaunching just about any piece of intellectual property that ever made even a modest amount of money.

The good news is, Fox’s version of the well-known tale of Satanic possession is much more than just another attempt to capitalize on the box office of an established property. The first installment of the drama does a truly impressive job of establishing a mournful atmosphere, as it sketches out an array of characters worth following on what promises to be a very challenging journey.

This is not a property “Exorcist” fans need to avoid, especially given the sensitivity of the adaptation by writer/executive producer Jeremy Slater, and the quality of the cast, which »

- Maureen Ryan

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Full Release Details for The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

13 September 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory will make this Halloween season one to remember with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III, featuring a 2K scan of the inter-positive and new interviews with the cast and crew:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Exorcist Review: What the Hell? Maybe the Devil Made Them Do It?

12 September 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’s a moment in the pilot for The Exorcist that is so spine-tingling and cool that it actually gave me goosebumps. Unfortunately, the reason the moment is so creeptastically effective has nothing to do with this show — it’s at the end of the hour when “Tubular Bells” from the 1973 movie gets cued up.

RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 120+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

I don’t mean that as a dis, either — not exactly. Fox’s take on the horror classic (premiering Friday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c) is a quality production from top to bottom. The cast, »

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Slideshow, News: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland From Sep. 9-11, 2016

9 September 2016 5:21 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 17 | Next1970s and ‘80s icon Kristy McNichol.

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition will be this weekend – September 9th-11th, 2016 – at the Hilton/O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. (details below). Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com will be there to photograph the stars, and offers a Slideshow featuring the celebrities who attended the 2015 event.

Scheduled to appear at the 2016 Hollywood Show are Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company), Loretta Swit (“M*A*S*H”), Oscar nominated actress Mariel Hemingway, Morgan Fairchild (“Falcon Crest”) and Jan Michael Vincent (“Airwolf”), among many other favorites from “Three’s Company,” “My Three Sons,” and “The Waltons.” There is a fee for autographs and pictures, and the show offers a huge memorabilia market.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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VFX reel showcases Ilm’s digital effects work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

9 September 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite all of the talk of a return to the practical effects focus of the Original Trilogy in the build up to the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the visual effects wizards at Industrial Light & Magic still had their work cut out on the film when it came to digital effects.

Although you’d never guess from watching it, there’s actually more CGI in The Force Awakens than Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Ilm has now released a fascinating ‘Behind the Magic’ VFX reel showcasing their rather fantastic work on the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster, which is definitely worth five minutes of your time; check it out here…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and »

- Gary Collinson

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Best TV to Watch in September: 'The Exorcist,' 'Atlanta' and More

6 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The TV calendar resets itself this month, with networks getting their dependable properties out of mothballs and shining up their brand-new programming for a grand debut. As students sullenly trudge back into classes, TV starts to get good again, following a long, blistering summer with a cavalcade of series premieres from well-pedigreed creators. While some of cable's edgiest returning programming turns up the sex and violence once again, budding visionaries such as hip-hop polymath Donald Glover, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and frequent Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon all get their »

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"The Exorcist" TV Series - New Footage

5 September 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the new horror TV series "The Exorcist", based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, starring Geena Davis ("The Fly") as 'Angela Rance', with David Hewlett as the voice of 'the demon', premiering September 29, 2016 on Fox:

Blatty published 'The Exorcist' in 1971, then won an Oscar writing the adapted screenplay for director William Friedkin's 1973 feature of the same name.

"The book details the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old girl, the daughter of a famous actress, and the 'Jesuit' psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon..."

Cast also includes Alfonso Herrera as 'Father Tomas', Ben Daniels as 'Father Marcus',Brianne Howey as 'Katherine Rance', a former ballet dancer, Hannah Kasulka as 'Casey Rance', Kurt Egyiawan as 'Brother Bennett', Alan Ruck as 'Henry Rance', Giu Carol as 'Paloma' and Lynn Gerbec as the 'Lacrosse Coach'.

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- Michael Stevens

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