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34 Things We Learned from the ‘Housebound’ Commentary

20 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

One of the more refreshing horror movies to come out lately is the New Zealand comedy Housebound. After an exciting film festival run, the movie has gotten a U.S. home video release. The story is an homage to various horror films, including The Legend of Hell House, The Changeling, and The Evil Dead. Spinning off the ghost hunting craze and borrowing from some home invasion thrillers, Housebound is one of those movies worth seeking out. Recorded in August 2014, before the actors actually saw the final version of the film, the production brain trust took some time to drink beer and watch the movie together. Here is the result. Housebound (2014) Commentators: Gerard Johnstone (writer/director), Ant Timpson (executive producer), Luke Sharpe (producer) 1. The opening of the movie was originally conceived to be much longer with some backstory to Kylie’s (Morgana O’Reilly) friend, but it was edited out for the Atm robbery to be the first »

- Kevin Carr

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Bluray Review: The Doctor And The Devils

3 November 2014 9:53 PM, PST | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While fans of Scream Factory can typically rejoice in their continual output of cult and fan-favorites, every once in a while the Sf gang put out a genre film that has either been long lost or forgotten about and it switches things up for the better. We all want to have great collector’s editions of They Live, Prince Of Darkness, Candyman 2 and various other titles, but when the Scream Factory crew put out films like The Legend Of Hell House or The Vampire Lovers, we, as horror fans, are blessed with classic horror films brought to HD life, and with interesting and thoroughly entertaining special features. Such is the case with Sf’s brand new Bluray release of the 1985 grave-robbing gem, The Doctor And The Devils. Not only is the film a great addition to any Scream Factory collector’s library, it’s a perfect addition to Any film library. »

- Jerry Smith

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The Ten Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Streaming

24 October 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Look at those monsters! Look familiar? It’s the We Are Movie Geeks gang getting ready for Halloween courtesy of Geek/Artist Jim Batts!

Speaking of our favorite holiday, it’s that time of year to dust off the horror DVDs and watch your favorite horror films. But what if you don’t have a big DVD collection? Well, there’s always Netflix – watch them now! I went through the Netflix streaming list of horror flicks and here’s what I came up with for the ten best horror movies that you can watch tonight…without leaving the house!

10. “The Legend of Hell House” (1973): An effectively spooky thriller from 1973 about a team of paranormal experts confronting ghosts in a haunted mansion is a prime example of how what you don’t see is often much more unnerving than what you do.

9. “Nosferatu” (1922): If you think a movie over 90-years-old can’t be scary, »

- Tom Stockman

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Review: The Legend of Hell House (Blu-ray)

23 October 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Despite the fact that it was released over 40 years ago, John Hough’s The Legend of Hell House still remains one of the greatest and most effective haunted house films ever committed to celluloid. Based on Richard Matheson’s screen adaptation of his own novel, Hough’s production offers very little in the way of explicit violence and gore. Instead, the British filmmaker smartly relies on minor in-camera special effects, a pulsating sense of atmosphere and dread, as well as a stellar cast of players to bring his terrifying vision to life, making The Legend of Hell House a timeless horror classic that’s still terrifying to watch.

In The Legend of Hell House, a team of parapsychologists and scientific investigators descend upon Hell House (the “Mount Everest of Haunted Houses”) to determine whether or not there is life after death and if the now abandoned home serves as the »

- Heather Wixson

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The 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

9 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.

Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 31 of the best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in all their bloody glory. (Streaming options are subject to change. Check Netflix for latest availability.)

1."Carrie" (1976) R

Forget the recent two remakes (although the latest, with Chloë Grace Moretz, is also available to stream): Brian De Palma's version of Stephen King's novel about a telekinetic high school outcast who wreaks havoc at the prom is the only one you need to see.

2. "World War Z" (2013) PG-13

Remember when everyone predicted what a disaster this Brad Pitt project would be? »

- Sharon Knolle

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'Summon' Horror Short Unleashes the Curse of a Spirit Board

4 October 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just in time for Halloween, director Brock Otterbacher has unleashed his terrifying new horror short Summon.

On the night he's planning to propose to his girlfriend, Joseph (Jeff Wiesen) and his friend Derek decide instead to play with a mysterious spirit board. Little do they know that there's something waiting for them, with a proposal of its own...

Shot in 2012 (pre-Ouija movie), Built By Cyclops is pleased to present their 1st release. Summon was inspired by the stories Brock Otterbacher used to watch on shows like Tales from the Darkside and Monsters, as well as ghost movies like The Changeling and The Legend of Hell House.

Best experienced with the resolution high, its time to turn the sound up and the lights off!

Summon was released October 1st, 2014 and stars Katy Foley, Debbie Kagy, Jeff Wiesen, Tim Hanson. The film is directed by Brock Otterbacher. »

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Scream Factory Announces Handful of Upcoming Titles Featuring Vampires, Spader and Punks!

3 October 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

As if we weren’t excited enough about Scream Factory‘s upcoming lineup of titles making their Bluray debuts, the gang at Sf have decided to make horror fans’ mouths water even more, with a handful of announcements regarding even More upcoming titles set to be unleashed in the near future. Not only do we get an update on the final release date on Sf’s Vault Of Horror/Tales From The Crypt double feature, but it’s official that Voh will be the uncut version!

Personally, I’m a fan of most of the films in the announcements, so obviously I’ll be jumping at them when they hit. The amount of times I watched Once Bitten as a kid is in the triple digit amount, so the announcement of the Love At First Bite/Once Bitten double is enough to make me smile from ear to ear. I »

- Jerry Smith

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Daily Dead’s 2014 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

30 September 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of my fondest memories growing up as a young horrorphile was catching as many scary movies and fright-filled specials as I could during the month of October in order to prepare for Halloween night. With the hundreds of channel options out there for viewers these days, I thought it might be fun to break down where genre fans can catch various movies, specials and even Halloween-themed cartoons over the next 31 days so that you can start planning out your viewings in advance.

Here are some of the thrills and chills coming to your televisions this October. Please keep in mind that full schedules have not been announced everywhere yet, so we’ll be sure to update you guys with any additions to the calendar. All times listed are Et/Pt:

Wednesday, October 1st

2:00pm – The Dead (SyFy)

4:30pm – Dead Season (SyFy)

6:30pm – Halloween II (2009) (SyFy)

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- Heather Wixson

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Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963) Screening at the Nitehawk This Weekend

25 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Haunting, Robert Wise’s 1963 black and white film version of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, will be screened in 35mm at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema at 11:45 am.  The chilling tale that inspired The Legend of Hell House, Burnt Offerings, and The Shining stars an excellent ensemble cast that consists of Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, and Claire Bloom as a group that elects to stay in the haunted … Continue reading → »

- Jonathan Stryker

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‘Twins of Evil’ & ‘Countess Dracula’ Blu-ray Review

16 September 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Hammer have had something of a renaissance on Blu-ray recently, with StudioCanal releasing a number of classic titles in new hi-def editions. And now, released as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection, comes two of Hammer’s “sexier” films of the 70s: the infamous Twins of Evil, starring Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson; and Countess Dracula, which features a career-defining performance from Ingrid Pitt in the titular role.

Despite being made during Hammer early-70s fallow period, where the studio was running out of stories, out of budget and were being left behind by more “extreme” horror films and exploitation movies emanating from the Us (after all this was just after the release of Night of the Living Dead which ultimately changed the face of the genre forever), both Twins of Evil and Countess Dracula are beloved by fans of the studio, and with good reason.

Twins of Evil

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- Phil Wheat

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Scream Factory Bringing The Doctor And The Devils Home To Bluray; Features New interview With Mel Brooks

12 September 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Freddie Francis was legendary for directing genre greats such as Tales From The Crypt, Dr. Terror’S House Of HorrorsThe Evil Of Frankenstein and many more films that horror fans hold close to their hearts, and now Scream Factory is set to bring another Francis gem, the Mel Brooks-produced The Doctor And The Devils to Bluray on November 14th. I’ve always loved liked the film, it’s full of great performances by former Bond actor Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea.

While it’s not a part of the “Collector’s Editions” releases, it still has a couple of goodies for fans of the film, including a commentary and a bran new set of interviews with people involved.  Scream Factory’s recent Bluray release of The Legend Of Hell House looked great, so it’s probably safe to say that the team will treat the transfer »

- Jerry Smith

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The Legend of Hell House

9 September 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here's another installment featuring Joe Dante's reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!

Well done haunted house chiller offers plenty for the shiver‑and‑shock fans. A fitting swan song for [Aip co-founder] Jim Nicholson, this could roll up good grosses in general, ballyhoo, drive‑in markets if Fox gives it an appropriately strong sell. Rating: PG.

"This house... it knows we're here!" Of such ominous dialogue are classic style horror pictures made and The Legend Of Hell House, while no classic, is spookily amusing, sometimes scary stuff with plenty of mass appeal for summer playdates. In fact, this maiden effort from the late James Nicholson's Academy Pictures is slick and entertaining enough to register as one of the season's better attractions, if 20th Century‑Fox capitalizes on its considerable ballyhoo potential.

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- Joe Dante

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The Scream Cast – Episode 28: The Legend Of Hell House

9 September 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews.

This week Brad and Sean are joined by’s Ryan Turek to discuss 1973’s The Legend Of Hell House.

Don’t forget to check out for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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- Phil Wheat

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The Ruination of Horror? A Look at the PG-13 Rating

8 September 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Since the PG-13 rating's inception, it has been the source of much controversy. Is it the big monster in the closet most horror fans fear? Does it ruin our genre and other genres? Honestly, it depends on how it's used, and this video takes a look at that.

Blip.TV has just brought a great examination of the rating online. Probably the most comprehensive examination of this rating ever made. It's entitled Wtf Happened to PG-13?, and you're bound to learn something and be a little enraged at the same time.

For our money a horror film doesn't have to be rated R to be good. Some of the most horrific films out there, including the original Texas Chain Saw Masscare, barely have a single bloody moment.

The Legend of Hell House, Jaws, Poltergeist... I can go on and on. You know when PG-13 fails? When the movie stops being »

- Steve Barton

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The Screamcast Had Me On to Talk The Legend of Hell House & Haunted House Films

8 September 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The fellas at The ScreamCast - a podcast that is definitely subscription-worthy for all horror fans - had me on recently to look at Scream Factory's Blu-ray release of The Legend of Hell House. Our discussion also veered into the topic of the haunted house sub-genre in horror and our favorite titles that fall into this category. I had a blast talking with hosts Brad and Sean and, this morning, I awoke to find the episode is up! So, give it a listen below or via iTunes or via The ScreamCast site.

The post The Screamcast Had Me On to Talk The Legend of Hell House & Haunted House Films appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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‘The Legend of Hell House,’ ‘Queen Margot’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Are the Best New DVD/Blu Releases of the Week

26 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Legend of Hell House The Belasco House had seen its fair share of tragedy and carnality even before the man who had it built disappeared, but the years since have seen a continuation of death and terror. It’s known as Hell House, the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, and now a team consisting of a scientist, his wife and two mediums is going in to prove once and for all whether or not ghosts and the afterlife exist. Two of them are going to find out first hand before the week is out. Richard Matheson’s novel (Hell House) was adapted to the screen way back in ’73, but it remains one of the best haunted house flicks out there. There are legitimate chills throughout, some PG-rated sexiness and a wonderfully intense performance from »

- Rob Hunter

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August 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Walking Dead, The Legend of Hell House

25 August 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For the last week of August, there’s a bounty of horror and sci-fi Blu-rays and DVD’s arriving, which should satisfy the cravings of just about any genre fan. Not only does The Walking Dead Season 4 finally get its release (in grand fashion of course!), but there’s also an incredible DVD collection of The Twilight Zone series from the ‘80s coming our way from Image Entertainment and Scream Factory’s brand new Blu-ray of The Legend of Hell House to look forward to as well.

And as if that wasn’t enough, there are also a handful of indie horror titles getting released including Blood Glacier, Aftermath, Zombex, The Possession of Michael King and Jersey Shore Massacre and BrinkVision is also releasing a limited edition DVD of Sonno Profondo after the Giallo-esque film found much success on the festival circuit in 2013.

Spotlight Titles:

Blood Glacier (Mpi Home Video, »

- Heather Wixson

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New on DVD Blu-ray August 26, 2014: 'Belle,' 'Portlandia,' 'Walking Dead'

25 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week


What's It About? This 18th century English romance is about Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biracial woman raised by her aristocratic great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. She grows up alongside her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) as equals and best friends, but as they come of age, their differences become all too apparent -- to each other and to their would-be suitors. Meanwhile, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) is facing a trial as Lord Chief Justice of England that could change the future of slavery. Will Dido find love on her own terms?

Why We're In: It's an elegant period piece perfect for Jane Austen fans, and it's a subtle but effective examination of the intersection of class and race in 18th century England. Mbatha-Raw is fantastic, and director Amma Asante has an excellent eye for detail.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the »

- Jenni Miller

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Review: The Quiet Ones (2014)

18 August 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Hammer Films have for the most part, done a good job with choosing which films to make since returning in 2007 to give horror fans some genuinely good entertainment. Sure, for every Let Me In, there’s been entries like The Resident, but for the most part, Hammer has done a great job at returning as one of the best genre companies to be making original horror films today. John Pogue’s The Quiet Ones adds another winner to the Hammer legacy, giving genre fans one hell of a possession film, and a fresh take on a somewhat stagnant sub-genre.

Following a group of students and their fearless teacher (Jared Harris, TV’s Mad Men, I Shot Andy Warhol) as they document their attempt at finding a way to create a poltergeist through experimenting on a tormented young woman named Jane (Bates Motel‘s Olivia Cooke in one hell of a »

- Jerry Smith

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Bluray Review: The Legend Of Hell House

16 August 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While the gang at Scream Factory does an excellent job giving genre fans updated collector’s editions of forgotten or long lost ’80s-era fan favorites, the output of films from the 1970′s aren’t focused on as much as some fans would want(a release here and there). The great part is, that when the Scream Factory crew Do get their hands on a 70′s horror film, it usually means that horror fans will be getting a nice looking HD versions of some beloved titles that haven’t seen the Bluray glory so far. This is definitely the case with Sf’s Bluray release of John Hough’s 1973 classic, The Legend Of Hell House.  While the disc isn’t packed to the brim with the amount of special features one would expect, the film itself is worth the price, as it has never looked better.

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- Jerry Smith

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