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Frightfest 2015: ‘Cherry Tree’ Review

28 August 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson, Minnie Phipps | Written by Brendan McCarthy | Directed by David Keating

Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven using the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life. And soon Sissy has enticed Faith into making a fateful bargain that is about to change everything…

Cherry Tree feels very much like a jumble of ideas, as if someone sat down and thought about what they wanted to see in a horror film or what would make “interesting” visuals and then tried to string them together with the flimsiest of plots. And the visuals are definitely »

- Phil Wheat

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Spoiler alert! 17 movie posters that completely blew the ending

18 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Movie posters are designed to sell the film - but not sell the film out, surely?

Take this as a warning, movie marketeers: giving away all the best bits in the trailer is one thing, but ruining an entire movie with a single image is something else...

(And in case you hadn't guessed, be warned that this article contains spoilers.)

1. Terminator Genisys

Spoiler alert: Hey look, just beneath Arnie's giant face - that's Jason Clarke's John Connor! And he's on fire! And looks like a Terminator! He couldn't secretly be a Terminator, could he?

2. Rocky IV

Spoiler alert: In Rocky IV, America's very own, um, Italian Stallion takes on the Soviet Union's very own Ivan Drago. Three guesses who wins. Okay, one guess.

3. Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Spoiler alert: If you were wondering whether Optimus Prime rides a gargantuan robot dinosaur at the very end of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, »

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Poster Art Drops for 4th Annual Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival

12 August 2015 10:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The organizers behind the Ithaca International Film Festival in upstate New York have released promotional artwork from comic and video game industry veteran Steve Ellis (The Only Living Boy, Green Lantern Corps). Now in its fourth year, Iifff celebrates the weird and the wild in International cinema. The annual program includes a competition of genre films from around the world as well as a retrospective showcase of cult classics and genre heavyweights. The art from Ellis, who has created the poster every year since the festival’s inception, is always one of the highlights of the buildup to the event in November.

This year’s Iifff retrospective promises to be the most skin-crawling yet with Organic Horror: Obsessions with Body Alterations. Ellis’s moody and evocative image appropriates iconography from several of the films that will be screened, including Georges Franju’s Eyes Without A Face, Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession, »

- Luke Dorian Blackwood

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Blu-ray Review – Horror Hospital (1973)

7 August 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Hospital, 1973.

Directed by Anthony Balch.

Starring Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock, Dennis Price, Skip Martin amd Kurt Christian.

Synopsis:

A rock musician becomes the victim of a mad doctor who is looking for subjects to practise his mind control surgery on.

As British as fish n’ chips and cups of tea, Horror Hospital is a 1973 spoof on the mainstream horror movies of the time – Hammer, Amicus, etc. – that stars Robin Askwith (Confessions of a Window Cleaner and owner of probably the most exposed bottom of the 1970s) as Jason Jones, a failed rock musician looking to take a break from everything so he books a holiday at a health farm called Brittlehouse Manor way out in the countryside. On the way he hooks up with fellow traveller Judy Peters (Vanessa Shaw) and they arrive at the manor where they are the guests of Dr. Storm (Michael Gough »

- Gary Collinson

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Survey reveals top movie villains of all time

6 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Top movie villains: 2000 members of the British public respond to being asked ‘who is your favourite film villain?’ Top movie villains – Hannibal Lecter from The SIlence Of The Lambs made the top spot

A recent survey conducted by Best Offers Bingo have revealed the top film villains of all time. The website conducted the poll with 2000 members of the British public to find the country’s favourite movie bad guy in the history of film.

Coming out on top was the cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter who has appeared in no less than five movies (portrayed by Brian Cox, and more famously Sir Anthony Hopkins), and a recent television series, played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. The character, who got a nod for his terrifying appearance in The Silence Of The Lambs, received nearly a quarter of the votes (416 in all), a clear majority.

The second most popular movie villain of all »

- Paul Heath

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The Fantastic Four Film You Weren’t Meant To See

2 August 2015 2:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the forthcoming Fantastic Four movie about to arrive in cinemas, Neil Calloway looks at a doomed attempt to start the franchise…

The latest Fantastic Four film is the second attempt to reproduce the comic characters on the big screen; everyone knows about the film made in 2005 and its 2007 sequel, both of which did respectable, if not stratospheric business at the box office.

Less well-known is the 1994 film The Fantastic Four. The 1990s were an odd time for films based on Marvel Comics; 1990 saw the release of a Captain America movie starring the son of the guy who wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Marvel seemed to be concentrating more on animated television shows than big budget live action films, and those of you who watched the first episode of the Flickering Myth Movie Show will know that various Marvel properties were owned by different studios in the 1990s, before »

- Neil Calloway

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Aubrey Morris, ‘Clockwork Orange’ Actor, Dead at 89

17 July 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British character actor Aubrey Morris, best known for playing the probation officer in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult film “A Clockwork Orange” has died, his agent confirmed on Friday. He was 89. During his five-decade career, Morris also appeared as a grave-digger opposite Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward in the cult horror film “The Wicker Man” as well as such films as “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s “Love and Death” and “My Girl 2.” His many TV credits include “The Saint,” “The Sweeney,” “The Prisoner,” “The Avengers” and BBC drama “Cold Comfort Farm.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Born in Portsmouth, »

- Debbie Emery

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

17 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Actor Aubrey Morris, best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” has died. He was 89.

Morris died Wednesday, his agent told the BBC.

The character actor had a memorable scene in “A Clockwork Orange” in which his probation officer character cautions the protagonist, Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell), about getting into trouble. “I’m warning you, little Alex, being a good friend to you as always, the one man in this sore and sick community who wants to save you from yourself,” Morris says in the scene (below).

The British actor’s other movie credits include Robin Hardy’s horror film “The Wicker Man,” the musical “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s comedy “Love and Death” and the dramedy “My Girl 2,” with Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.

His five-decade long career also included TV work. He made his first TV appearance in »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

17 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Actor Aubrey Morris, best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” has died. He was 89.

Morris died Wednesday, his agent told the BBC.

The character actor had a memorable scene in “A Clockwork Orange” in which his probation officer character cautions the protagonist, Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell), about getting into trouble. “I’m warning you, little Alex, being a good friend to you as always, the one man in this sore and sick community who wants to save you from yourself,” Morris says in the scene (below).

The British actor’s other movie credits include Robin Hardy’s horror film “The Wicker Man,” the musical “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s comedy “Love and Death” and the dramedy “My Girl 2,” with Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.

His five-decade long career also included TV work. He made his first TV appearance in »

- Leo Barraclough

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A Clockwork Orange actor Aubrey Morris dies, aged 89

16 July 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Character actor Aubrey Morris has died, aged 89.

Morris, who passed away yesterday (July 15), had roles in numerous cult classics on the big and small screen over a 50-year period.

He was perhaps most widely known for his brief but memorable part in A Clockwork Orange, as Alex's unnerving probation officer Mr Deltoid.

Other movies included The Wicker Man, Love and Death and Lisztomania, while he made TV appearances in The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Sweeney and The Saint.

Morris also had multiple theatre roles on the West End and Broadway, while his final acting appearance came earlier this year in Us comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Watch Morris in A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell below: »

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Aubrey Morris obituary

16 July 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stalwart character actor who appeared as Mr Deltoid in A Clockwork Orange and as one of the gruesome locals in The Wicker Man

In 1957, the character actor Aubrey Morris, who has died aged 89, was praised by Kenneth Tynan for his “mimetic cunning … wreathed in cringing smiles”. Adept at the vaguely camp and suggestively sinister, Morris always left an unconventional stamp on even the smallest, and seemingly conventional, roles. Small and rotund, with gleaming eyes, and occasionally wearing round spectacles, he could convey obsessions and monstrosity at odds with his corporeality. His visual characteristics included a wide smile, which displayed a prominent upper row of teeth, and a sly, sideways glance. With his distinctive, precise speech pattern, he could draw out vowel sounds amusingly, or unnervingly.

A career that lasted for more than 60 years took him from the Old Vic through much British television to Broadway and then Hollywood. One of »

- Gavin Gaughan

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Wrath of the Gods: Robin Hardy Crowdfunds Third ‘Wicker’ Film

1 July 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Director Robin Hardy, of British classic The Wicker Man, aims to complete the loose trilogy begun by that Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward-starring film in 1973 and continued in 2011’s The Wicker Tree. Hardy has taken to IndieGoGo and launched a campaign for the long-gestating The Wrath of the Gods, seeking to raise $210,000 for…

The post Wrath of the Gods: Robin Hardy Crowdfunds Third ‘Wicker’ Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Robin Hardy launches crowdfunding campaign for The Wicker Man follow-up Wrath of the Gods

30 June 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The spirit of The Wicker Man is set once again to rise from the ashes, with director Robin Hardy launching a crowdfunding campaign for Wrath of the Gods, the climactic follow-up to the 1973 horror classic and its 2011 sequel The Wicker Tree.

“I always planned for there to be a number of films in what I like to think of as The Wicker Man genre, and although it has been a long time in the making I think fans will find it worth the wait, especially as they can now get involved with the final film in a way that would have been unimaginable when I made the original more than 40 years ago” states Hardy. “Like the second film, The Wrath of the Gods will not be a sequel in the traditional sense, or for that matter a prequel. Instead, it will be a final reflection on the themes that made The Wicker Man a classic, »

- Gary Collinson

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If You Go Out in the Woods Today: Neil Marshall’s Dog Soliders and The Descent

23 June 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Following the decline of Hammer Horror in the 1970s, British horror was searching for an identity. Which is not to say it was dormant. Several homegrown horrors on the British Isle achieved cult success with films like Witchfinder General (1968), The Wicker Man (1973) and Hellraiser (1987). It wasn’t until 2002 however, that the British…

The post If You Go Out in the Woods Today: Neil Marshall’s Dog Soliders and The Descent appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Remembering Christopher Lee

12 June 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Christopher Lee, and salute some of his best roles...

Christopher Lee crammed a dozen lives into one. His Special Forces work in the Second World War remains shrouded in mystery. We do know that, in 1944, he climbed Vesuvius three days before it erupted. A fine, operatic singer, he famously released a heavy metal album in his later 80s. A skilled fencer, he performed all his own sword fights and has been killed on screen more than any actor in cinematic history. As a child Lee briefly encountered Prince Felix Yusupov, murderer of Rasputin, a part Lee would later of course play. Ian Fleming was a cousin, Muhammed Ali a friend and once dedicated a victory to Lee. Fluent in five languages, passable in another four, people like Lee don’t really exist anymore. In truth they probably never did.

One could write a lengthy, »

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11 Things You Didn't Know About Christopher Lee

11 June 2015 6:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As you've no doubt heard, acting legend Christopher Lee died on Sunday at the age of 93. With nearly 300 acting credits to his name and roles in some of the most famous franchises in movie history -- from "Dracula" to James Bond to "Star Wars" to "Lord of the Rings" -- he left an indelible footprint on cinema history and will sorely be missed for his elegance, charm, and formidable, multi-faceted talent. To commemorate the passing of the prolific British thespian, below are 11 things you may not have known about this brilliant performer of stage and screen, culled from various interviews he's given over the years. 1. He only appeared in the last few Hammer "Dracula" movies out of a sense of obligation. "This happened with the third film, and the fourth film, and the fifth film. I turned them all down. I said 'no.' And I got these terrible telephone calls from Hammer, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Josh Soriano Pays Homage To Christopher Lee (Rip)

11 June 2015 6:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When I was asked by Jerry to say some things regarding the death of Christopher Lee(he knows how much of a Lee fan I am), I had no idea how difficult it would be. How do you articulate losing one of the cornerstones of the horror genre? To say that he was an icon is an understatement. To so many of us, Lee was the last living member of the memorable screen actors that have imprinted themselves in our lives. We wear him on t-shirts, hang his posters on our walls, pass on his films to younger generations. His presence is so engrained in our lives that losing him feels like losing the grandfather you adored who always told the most interesting stories when family got together. He was someone to every genre; Dracula, Saruman, Count Dooku, Francisco Scaramanga, Wilbur Wonka, Lord Summerisle, Fu Manchu and on.

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- Josh Soriano

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Christopher Lee 1922-2015: BFI pays tribute to horror icon's "unforgettable legacy"

11 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The British Film Institute has paid tribute to the "unforgettable legacy" of movie icon Sir Christopher Lee.

The iconic Dracula star - who received a BFI Fellowship in 2013 - has passed away at the age of 93 in London after suffering heart failure.

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The BFI is now joining Lee's fans, friends and co-stars the world over in paying tribute to the star, whose career stretched all the way back to the 1940s.

Amanda Nevill of the BFI said today (June 11): "Sir Christopher Lee, a BFI Fellow, was a distinctive and enduring presence in British and international cinema for almost 70 years. He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy of film and television performance.

"His contribution to cinema history spans such films as the definitive Dracula for Hammer Films through Billy Wilder »

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Christopher Lee: a life in film - video report

11 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sir Christopher Lee, veteran horror film actor, has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure. Lee was best known for iconic roles ranging from Dracula to The Wicker Man, and via James Bond villainy to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The actor was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity, and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011 Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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R.I.P. Christopher Lee – Here Are His Ten Best Roles

11 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The day monster kids have dreaded for some time has arrived. Mournful, nostalgic, and melancholy – it’s the end of an era for more than one generation of horror fans.  It seemed like Christopher Lee would live through all eternity, but unlike some of the characters he played, there’s no bringing him back to life this time. He made it to 93 and went out on a high note, appearing in the final Hobbit film just this past winter. He had an amazing career of fantastic performances and remains the greatest villain actor in film history. Rip to the last classic horror star and thank you for all the monster memories.

Christopher Lee was married to his wife Birgit (Gitte) for 54 years.

Here, according to Movie Geeks Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and myself, are Christopher Lee’s ten best roles.

10. Frankenstein

It’s only fitting that The Curse Of Frankenstein, »

- Tom Stockman

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