Vulture WatchWill the demonic presence tormenting the Rance family be banished to the pits of Hell or continue its reign of terror? Has The Exorcist TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of season The Exorcist season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, this new TV series is a sequel to the William Peter Blatty novel and 1973 feature film of the same name. The Exorcist follows two priests. While ambitious, Chicagoland parish priest Father Tomas Ortega »
Just one week after Robert Englund revealed his favorite Freddy Krueger kill of all time, another retro blast from the past has surfaced from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. A rare, unedited interview was unearthed from the set of the 1987 horror sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, where Robert Englund gives an interview to HBO while in full costume and staying in character as Freddy Krueger. The video is quite hilarious, with Freddy Krueger talking about a variety of topics such as the underlings who do his bidding for him, while giving beauty tips to the ladies and even giving driving directions to the now-iconic house on 1428 Elm Street.
This eight-minute video first surfaced on YouTube in 2013, but it was rediscovered recently by iHorror, which comes just a few months after Dream Warriors celebrated is 30th Anniversary. The video is promoting the release of this horror sequel in theaters, »
During Star Wars Celebration on Friday, Mark Hamill had some very interesting comments regarding the amount of screen time for Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mentioning that he would have introduced the classic character much earlier as well as offering up a suggestion that would have upped the emotional ante of one of the blockbuster’s most emotional moments.
Speaking to Fandango on the red carpet of Star Wars Celebration, Hamill said that by introducing Luke earlier the character and Princess Leia could have been a part of Han Solo’s death sequence, stating that “We’re too late to save him, but (are) witnesses” and that it would “carry so much emotional resonance into the next film” if he and Leia were there alongside “two characters that have known him, what, 20 minutes?”
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- Robert Kojder
Sometimes, TV horror is the perfect medium for a particular kind of story. Perhaps a story that doesn’t rely on effects or sensationalism to affect the viewer; a tale that works in a simple, straightforward way, dealing with all too common emotions experienced by the regular teenage mind. To wit, Summer of Fear (1978) Aka Stranger in Our House, a chiller directed by the late legend Wes Craven based on the bestselling Ya novel of the same name by Lois Duncan (I Know What You Did Last Summer). It’s a breezy thrill ride that also shows Craven could successfully work in the mainstream.
Originally airing Halloween night on NBC under the Stranger title as one of their The Big Event titles, its toughest competition was ABC’s Three’s Company/Taxi/Starsky and Hutch dynamo. But no worries, if you needed a horror fix on Halloween night, this is what you were watching. »
- Scott Drebit
The folks at Bad Lip Reading have secured a very special guest for their latest video, as Mark Hamill channels his best Harrison Ford to lend his voice to Han Solo in the Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; 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 Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), 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), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day »
- Gary Collinson
Ryan Lambie Apr 10, 2017
Few horror films have been as closely studied and intimately dissected as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The simple story of a family ripped apart by the effects of a remote, haunted hotel, Kubrick's film has only grown in mystique since its release in 1980. Clearly, there's far more going on below the surface, but what does Kubrick's imagery and symbolism - much of it unique to the film, and absent from Stephen King's source novel - actually mean?
Rodney Ascher's superb 2012 documentary Room 237 pulled together some of the more outlandish theories about The Shining. It's Kubrick's veiled confession that he helped Nasa fake the 1969 Moon landings, »
We love when fans discover things we’ve never seen before. Though it was released here in the States in 1973, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist didn’t arrive in Japan until one year later. In conjunction with the release, a magazine by the name of Shonen Sunday commissioned comic book artist Kazuo Umezu to put together a several page comic-style […] »
- John Squires
During the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to check out several movies on the fringe of the horror genre, including M.F.A., Assholes, and Two Pigeons, and you can read my thoughts on all three films right here:
M.F.A.: An uncomfortable and devastating exploration of the trauma that comes from rape and sexual violence, Natalie Leite’s M.F.A. punched a hole right through my soul. While rape is certainly an upsetting topic for most, writer Leah McKendrick’s approach to how the film’s protagonist, Noelle (the amazing Francesca Eastwood), handles her ordeal becomes something of a cinematic anthem of empowerment once the young woman takes matters into her own hands.
In M.F.A., we meet Noelle, who is completing the grad student program in Fine Arts, but she can’t seem to break past her own sense of mediocrity when it comes to creating her art. »
- Heather Wixson
It’s almost time to get your Q on, St. Louis!!
The 10h Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs March 29th – April 2nd at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103)
The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of films from filmmakers that represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.
All screenings at the .Zack (3224 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo 63103). Individual tickets are $13 for general admission, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current photo IDs.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Hi-Pointe Backlot box office or website. For more info, visit the Cinema St. Louis site Here
- Tom Stockman
The humorously named “Assholes” will have its world premiere this Saturday at SXSW. The explicit dark comedy marks the feature directorial debut for Amazon Video’s “Mozart in the Jungle” actor Peter Vack, who previously directed the 2014 short film “Send.”
Set in New York City, “Assholes” follows the story of Adam and Adah, two young recovering drug addicts who meet at their psychoanalyst’s office. The two fall in love and suffer a relapse…becoming complete assholes in the process.
Vack, who also stars in the film, cast his real-life family to star in the comedy. Younger sister Betsey Brown plays the lead role of Adah, while his parents, Jane and Ron Brown, play Adah’s folks. The cast also includes Jack Dunphy in the role of Adam, Eileen Dietz (“General Hospital, »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Throughout the lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens it was repeatedly noted, and rightfully so, that Disney and director J.J. Abrams made a touching decision to screen the film prior to the general public for terminally ill fans who would possibly unfortunately pass away by the time the monumentally anticipated next entry in the saga would be released to theaters.
This week, Abrams spoke to LAGoss regarding the decision (specifically referencing Daniel Fleetwood) and what it meant to him, saying: “He was one of a number of people who were tragically not going to live to see the release of the movie. It was very important to us that those who were reaching out to us, as much as we could – and we couldn’t get everyone of course – got a chance to see the movie even though it was unfinished. So there were »
- Robert Kojder
Sideshow has unveiled its Rey Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with promotional images for the upcoming Bb-8 Premium Format figure. The Collectibles are available to pre-order now, priced at $479.99 (Rey) and $284.99 (Bb-8) or can be bought as a bundle with a $40.00 discount; check them out below…
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Standing 20 tall from the bottom of her sandy base to the tip of her trademark staff, this limited edition Premium Format Figure captures Reys likeness so perfectly that it is almost like a snapshot of a moment in time. The beautiful and thoroughly lifelike portrait of Daisy Ridley, with her determined expression and intricately sculpted hair, is utterly entrancing. Every piece of her outfit has been painstakingly »
- Amie Cranswick
Back in the early 1970s, while George Lucas was immortalizing the “cruising” culture of teens and their cars in “American Graffiti,” his future frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg was exploring a different kind. Nearly a decade before director William Friedkin created a scandal with the Al Pacino-starring “Cruising” (released 37 years ago today), the wunderkind filmmaker—who has won over generations of audiences by evoking a childlike sense of wonder—almost made his leap from TV to features with the most adult-themed project imaginable.
It all started with producer Philip D’Antoni, who had won an Oscar for the 1971 drug-bust saga “The French Connection” and was looking for a filmmaker to helm another New York City-set crime project. He had just bought the rights to the novel “Cruising,” written by The New York Times feature writer Gerald Walker, in which an undercover cop descends into the leather bars of Greenwich Village as he tracks a homosexual murderer. »
- Michael Gingold
Following the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story figure reveals, we now have a look at Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have now unveiled their Previews Exclusive Egg Attack action figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens which includes a Megablaster Heavy Assault Trooper and a Riot Control Stormtrooper; check them out here…
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You’ll be able to build your own First Order army with these highly mobile Storm Trooper figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Artists designed both figures to be true to the film: they’re equipped with the standard First Order blaster pistol, as well as a repeating blaster. Both Stormtroopers come with removable vests and three sets of interchangeable hands for enhanced customization.
- Amie Cranswick
When the late William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist was first released, it freaked some people out so bad that they thought that the book itself was cursed. British advertising executive Dave Trott tells a story about his boss being so unsettled by the book, he declared it “evil” and threw it off of Brighton pier. And what did Trott do? As he writes, “So I went to the bookshop. I bought another copy. Then I ran it under the tap. And left it in his desk drawer. For him to find.” That’s a solid prank right there.
The soundtrack to the film is pretty unsettling as well, and today reissue label Waxwork Records announced that it’s giving the spooky sounds of The Exorcist unholy new life with a deluxe vinyl reissue. There’s not much detail on the release just yet, like whether it will include »
- Katie Rife
If your skin crawls and your mind turns to thoughts of demonic possession when you hear Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, then you’ve likely never forgotten the soundtrack to The Exorcist after your first essential viewing of William Friedkin’s 1973 film, and that darkly magical music is coming out on a new vinyl release from Waxwork Records that they teased today.
Announced on Waxwork Records’ official Facebook page, The Exorcist Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack does not yet have a release date, but the release is teased with the unveiling of Phantom City Creative’s Justin Erickson’s Pazuzu artwork, which you can view below.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on this anticipated release, and check out the official announcement:
From Waxwork Records: “Coming soon. The Exorcist Deluxe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Enjoy a sneak peek of the album artwork by @justinericksonart.”
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- Derek Anderson
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The astonishing collectible figure features a highly detailed mechanical construction with weathering effects, meticulously crafted diecast metal dome, touch Led light-up functions, and remote controlled sound effect function featuring 12 iconic R2-D2 sounds!
Star Wars fans shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to add this stunning Astromech droid to your treasured collection!
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
Director William Friedkin followed up his box office smash The Exorcist with this comparatively little-seen remake of Clouzot’s great The Wages of Fear. A pity because this star-crossed production (including hellish shooting conditions in the Dominican Republic) has much to offer featuring a suitably world-weary performance by Roy Scheider, rain-drenched photography by John Stephens and Dick Bush and a memorably sinister score from Tangerine Dream.
- TFH Team
William Peter Blatty, best known for writing The Exorcist and then adapting it for the big screen, has passed away. He was 89. Filmmaker William Friedkin, who worked closely with Blatty on The Exorcist, shared the news on social media. William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017 While working in public relations in the 1950s, Blatty began writing on the side, publishing his first book in 1960. One year later, he won enough money on a television quiz show to quit his publicity job and devote himself to writing full-time. His early comic novels received critical praise, though they were not popular successes. He turned to writing comic screenplays, such as...
- Peter Martin
By Lee Pfeiffer
William Peter Blatty, the novelist and screenwriter whose book "The Exorcist" became a literary phenomenon and a movie sensation, died Thursday at age 89. Blatty's success prior to the publication of the book in 1971 was largely based on comedic novels and screenplays. His greatest claim to fame in his early career was as screenwriter of the Pink Panther comedy "A Shot in the Dark". Blatty was studying at Georgetown University when he heard about a 1949 incident in which the Catholic church issued a rare approval for the exorcism of a young boy who was allegedly possessed by a demon. The story so intrigued Blatty that many years later it formed the basis of "The Exorcist", though he changed the victim to a young girl. The book was an overnight success and director William Friedkin's 1973 film version became one of the highest grossing films of all time. Blatty »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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