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Films that'd get a fairer hearing if they weren't sequels

29 July 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...

Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.

This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »

- ryanlambie

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Scream Factory announces ten exciting new genre releases

28 July 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scream Factory has been doing an amazing job for a few years now with their amazing home releases of cult classics and lesser-known gems of the past few decades. With releases like From Beyond, Day of the Dead, The Howling, Darkman, Ginger Snaps, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Sleepaway Camp, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and a ton of other horror gems, Scream Factory is now essentially the Criterion Collection of cult horror, low budget sci-fi, and other great genre films that may be overlooked otherwise. Over the past weekend, Scream Factory announced ten new titles to their library that should get all genre fans very excited.

From the company’s Facebook:

We just announced the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up!

1. The Dark Half

2. Monkey Shines

3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh

4. Scarecrows

5. Phantom of the Opera »

- Max Molinaro

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#Sdcc '14: Halloween - Behold the Michael Slide

28 July 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Apparently, it took more than one Michael Myers to help spread the word regarding September 23rd's Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set at the San Diego Comic-Con, and once they got together... well, have a look. You certainly don't see this every day!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.

This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio »

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[Comic-Con 2014] Watch the Michael Myers Slide Video

28 July 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Michael is coming home… and he’s going to bust some dance moves on the way there. At Comic-Con this past weekend, ten Michael Myers and one witch (in a tribute to Halloween III) gathered outside the convention center. They walked slowly and tilted their heads to John Carpenter’s eerie Halloween score until Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster” kicked in, resulting in a choreographed boogeyman boogie that would even astonish Dr. Loomis.

Dubbed “The Michael Myers Slide”, the dance was captured on video and was put together in celebration of the upcoming September 23rd release of Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set from Scream Factory and Anchor Bay. For more details on the 15-disc collection, visit:

http://dailydead.com/bonus-features-specs-announced-halloween-complete-collection-blu-ray-set/

The post [Comic-Con 2014] Watch the Michael Myers Slide Video appeared first on Daily Dead. »

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[Sdcc] The Michael Myers Slide

28 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Scream Factory was at comic con this past weekend trying to get the message out about their upcoming release of the Halloween Complete Collection.  With so much going on in San Diego during convention, you really have to get creative to make an impression. Enter 10 dancing Michael Myers right across the street from the convention center. (Jump ahead to the 1:30 mark.)

Oh, and the box set they were promoting? It is massive!  Check out all of the extras and specs on the 15 disc collection.

 

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. “The Night She Came Home” Featurette“ On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer »

- Chris Connors

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A “Renny Harlin Horror”Double Feature Adventure: Prison/A Nightmare On Elm Street 4!!

28 July 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Alright fright fanatics, it’s Double Feature Adventure time. While my usual sidekick Natty isn’t along for the ride this time (she’s currently hard at work writing the next Pauly Shore film. Not really, but hey, she has big dreams, ok?), I had a jonesin’ for the early horror entries from Finnish director (and obviously my best friend, if only in my childhood dreams), Lauri Mauritz Harjola Aka Renny fucking Harlin. Now before you crazed readers call me out on this one, just take a second and try your hardest to mind-erase the last few films that Harlin has done, and think about how at one time, he was The go-to guy for action films in the ’90s. It would be a lie if I told you that I don’t completely love everything the man did from 1988 to 1999 (which a definite exception given to 1995′s Cutthroat Island, »

- Jerry Smith

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#SDCC14: Halloween Box Set Promo - An Army of Shapes Marches on Comic-Con

24 July 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In honor of Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, the powers-that-be unleashed The Shape on Comic-Con in a big-ass way, and we were right there to catch the fun! Check it out!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set.

This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter »

- Steve Barton

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Full details announced for Halloween: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray

22 July 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In June, we reported that a new, 10-disc bumper blu-ray set for the entire Halloween film collection was due to be released. Now, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory have announced the full details for the collection, due for release in September.

Here’s the full details and the press release:

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

1080p, 2.35:1 HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey Dolby TrueHD 7.1; Original 1978 Audio in Dolby TrueHD Mono Sound English Sdh, Spanish Subtitles New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. The Night She Came Home Featurette On Location: 25 Years Later Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer TV and Radio Spots

Disc 2 – John Carpenter’s Halloween: Exclusive to Deluxe Edition (1978)

1080p, 2.35:1 Video Dolby Surround 5.1; Pcm 5.1; Original 1978 Mono Audio English Sdh, »

- Scott Davis

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Why The Terminator is a horror classic

22 July 2014 1:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As James Cameron's The Terminator turns 30, Ryan looks at how its horror overtones made it a classic...

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Things were not going well for James Cameron in the spring of 1982. He was just five days into what is supposed to be his debut as a director, the low-budget horror sequel Piranha II: The Spawning, and the project had gone sour.

Producer Ovidio Assonitis had no intention of letting Cameron make the film his own way (Assonitis had a track record of firing directors and taking over projects himself), and before long the director found himself stuck in Rome, jobless, and struck down with a fever. It was then that Cameron had the nightmare which would change the course of his career.

He dreamt of a horrifying metal being, clawing its way towards out of a sheet of fire, clutching a pair of kitchen knives. It was the seed that »

- ryanlambie

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'Halloween: The Complete Collection' Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

21 July 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray set. This new set boasts a wealth of new bonus features including 7 brand new featurettes, 3 brand new commentaries, 4 brand new interviews - with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and new transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Take a look at the artwork, along with the full listing below for each disc in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.

Disc 1 - John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean CundeyNew Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick CastleAudio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis."The Night She Came Home" Featurette"On Location: 25 Years Later" FeaturetteTV Version FootageTelevision SpotsTheatrical TrailerTV »

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Anchor Bay/Scream Factory releases full specs/special features for Halloween: The Complete Collection!

21 July 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Fans anxiously waiting to hear the full specs/special features for Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s upcoming epic Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray set can now throw celebration parties, as word has arrived, fully detailing what goodies new and old are in store, when the set is unleashed September 23rd! Taking a look at the special features, there is no way that this set isn’t the Bluray release of the year. Will you fright fanatics be picking this one up?

 

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And The Shape, Nick Castle Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter and Actress Jamie Lee Curtis. “The Night She Came Home” Featurette “On Location: 25 Years Later” Featurette TV Version Footage Television Spots Theatrical Trailer TV and Radio »

- Jerry Smith

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Halloween: The Complete Collection Full Blu-ray Specs Revealed! #MichaelisComingHome

21 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Listen up, trick-or-treaters! Right now we have the skinny on the single most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year, Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set.

Loomis once proclaimed that we "don't know what death is." That may bet true, but after this we'll at least we know we'll die smiling!

Halloween Box Set Release Details

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time -- and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer Dean Cundey New Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, »

- Steve Barton

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Bonus Features & Specs Announced for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray Set

21 July 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory and Anchor Bay recently announced that they’ve teamed up for Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set. Due out on September 23rd, the 15-disc collection includes all of the Halloween movies together for the first time, including the rare producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Here’s a look at the official list of specs and bonus feature for the entire set:

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly announce the bonus features and technical specifications for the September 23rd Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ set. This new set boasts a wealth of New bonus features including 7 brand New featurettes, 3 brand New commentaries, 4 brand New interviews – with many of the participants sharing their thoughts about the franchise for the first time — and New transfers and audio specs on selected titles.”

Disc 1 – John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

Bonus Features:

HD transfer supervised and approved by cinematographer »

- Jonathan James

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'Breaking Bad' spin-off starring Val Kilmer and Slash hits Kickstarter

16 July 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

With each season of Breaking Bad, the show’s fan base grew, right up until showrunner Vince Gilligan decided that Walter White’s story had come to end after five seasons. But not everyone agreed with Gilligan’s choice. And as far as industry newcomer Larry Shepherd is concerned—spoiler!—Walt’s presumed death is not the final chapter of the story. And that’s exactly why he has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his own Breaking Bad spin-off titled Anastasia.

On the Anastasia Kickstarter page, Shepherd describes his series as picking up directly after Walter White’s collapse in the Breaking Bad finale, »

- Samantha Highfill

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2014's most influential director: John Carpenter?

16 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Carpenter was once among Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers. But the man who brought us such genre classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 has only made one movie in the past 13 years—2010’s psychological thriller The Ward—and hasn’t troubled the box office in a big way since 1998’s James Woods-starring Vampires. (And Carpenter, 66, doesn’t sound like he’s in any rush to get back behind the camera: “I worked really hard for more years than I’d like to count, but now I can pick and choose things, »

- Clark Collis

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Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro Center of Next Two Director’s Chair Episodes

10 July 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The El Rey Network announced plans for the next two installments of "The Director's Chair." If you recall, the series began with John Carpenter, which found the Halloween director being interviewed by Robert Rodriguez. Premiering Wednesday, July 30 at 9 Pm Et/Pt, El Rey Network Founder and Chairman, Robert Rodriguez sits down with longtime friend and Oscar nominated director Guillermo del Toro to discuss his journey from artist to director/producer.

The post Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro Center of Next Two Director’s Chair Episodes appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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10 of geek cinema's more curious quirks of fate

10 July 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We take a light-hearted look at a few of the more strange coincidences and quirks of fate in recent cinema history...

Top 10

Stories are often built on coincidences and happenstance. Chance encounters at railway stations. Bruce Willis bumping into Ving Rhames while he's out and about in his Honda in Pulp Fiction. But what about those weird patterns we see in our everyday reality, or, more to the point, in cinema history?

When Batman Begins came out, it was widely noted that Christian Bale had already played an unfathomably rich man with a secret double life before, in Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho. Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, even has a surname that's basically Batman with an 'e' added to it.

Those are the kinds of strange quirks of fate we're looking at here. If you have any of your own, do share them in the comments section.

10. Instruments »

- ryanlambie

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John Carpenter Photography Book Takes You on His Sets, Plus, L.A. Gallery Details

8 July 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

So, that book we first brought to your attention last fall - "On Set with John Carpenter" - has a release date: October 21st. This 176-page tome represents the works of Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who spent a lot of time with Carpenter doing on-set photography. Some of her pieces were on display at a Halloween convention in Pasadena last October and they're impressive. Many shots are never-before-seen. We're talking about from Halloween to Big Trouble in Little China.

The post John Carpenter Photography Book Takes You on His Sets, Plus, L.A. Gallery Details appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Prom Night Blu-ray Release Date & Cover Art

3 July 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Prom night… everything is all right!” If these lyrics make you recall Jamie Lee Curtis tearing up the dance floor at her high school prom in the 1980 slasher flick, Prom Night, then you might feel like dancing yourself now that Synapse Films has unveiled their Blu-ray cover art, bonus features, and release date for their Special Edition Prom Night Blu-ray that’s hitting shelves this September.

Paul Lynch’s Prom Night is making its Blu-ray debut and a fresh appearance on DVD this September 9th. Featuring a 2K transfer update of the original camera negative, the Prom Night Blu-ray comes with a host of bonus features, including a new audio commentary:

Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for this Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included) Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray The Horrors Of Hamilton High: The Making of »

- Derek Anderson

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This Fall ‘Prom Night’ Comes To Blu-ray

2 July 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

1980 was a huge year for Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s the year she starred in three genre classics. ‘The Fog’, ‘Terror Train’ and of course, ‘Prom Night’. While “Halloween certainly thrust her into the “Scream Queen” arena it was the release of those three films in 1980 that cemented her crown.

On Sept. 9th Synapse Films will release the later of those three – ‘Prom Night’.

If you’ve never seen this masterpiece of 80′s horror … Continue reading →

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- Dave Dreher

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