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“Here’s Johnny” – A Countdown of the 5 Most Iconic Scary Movies

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1. The Shining (1980)

Back in 1980 legendary director Stanley Kubrick unleashed his iconic horror effort ‘The Shining’. Based on the novel by Stephen King, with plenty of artistic license being taken, the movie was yet another fine example of this director’s absolute mastery in being able to work and direct movies from different genres. Full of terrifying iconic imagery and sequences such as the twins in the hallway, the hag in the bath, the blood-letting elevators and of course the axe-wielding Jack Nicholson’s much parodied entrance through the bathroom door.

2. Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic slasher movie ‘Psycho’ is arguably one of the most influential horrors of all time. Another literary adaptation the movie was as shocking as it was successful especially considering its release 55 years ago. The movie was particularly highlighted by the surprising early demise of the apparent leading lady in the iconic shower scene and the even more unexpected finale. »

- Phil Wheat

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It Follows – The Review

16 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

There is finite number of themes from which to draw, so half the battle of making a compelling film is finding a new angle to tell a story already told countless times. David Robert Mitchell succeeds at this as writer and director of It Follows, a new horror film that’s receiving a level of artistic appreciation and acclaim rarely experienced by films true to this genre.

Set in suburban Detroit, the story follows Jay, a teenage girl who unwittingly becomes the target of an invisible evil force when she falls for a teenage boy who is not who he seems. Once the truth of the terror she has inherited sets in, she realizes she will never again be able to relax and enjoy her life, unless she can find a way to destroy the force compelled to follow her anywhere she goes. Accompanied by a handful of close friends, »

- Travis Keune

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Movie Review: It Follows

19 March 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Horror fans know that it has become increasingly rare for a horror film to scare them anymore. Many have given up but there are some that hold out hope. It doesn’t help when a film that tours the festival circuit gets tons of praise that, when finally released, feels like a bit a disappointment to those fans that were expecting another classic, a new movie that they could wholeheartedly recommend to anyone to show them the best of the genre. Let’s get it out of the way, It Follows has been so hyped up as the return of American Horror but I assure you it is not but shouldn’t be shrugged off as pure hype either. In fact, the last time I heard that term was Hatchet and I was disappointed in that film as well (Hatchet II was better).

Maika Monroe plays Jay, a young woman »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Blockbuster Movies That Cost Next to Nothing to Make

18 March 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

When you think of blockbuster movies, you think of huge budgets, astronomical paydays for its stars, and a mammoth press tour. But every once and awhile, a smaller movie proves that all wrong. As we gear up for the spring and summer movie extravaganzas, we wanted to take a look back at the films that were made on a shoestring budget (at least by Hollywood standards) and wound up making some serious bank. You don’t always need A-listers and commercial tie-ins for a movie to be a box office hit, and these 10 classics (which are listed in no particular order) prove just that.

Note: all box office estimates are courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Estimated Budget: $15,000

Box Office Tally: $108 million

Thanks to strong word of mouth and a viral campaign, this spooky found footage horror flick (sound familiar?) about a couple being haunted by spirits in the wee »

- Aly Semigran

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‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Review

18 March 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

When you think about it, John Carpenter and Wes Craven are to blame. Without them we wouldn’t have the stone-cold genre classics Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. And without them we wouldn’t have their dubious legacy of derivative sequels, remakes and reboots that has plagued multiplexes for going on fifteen years now.

Outside of such an environment, a remake of (or sequel to?) The Town That Dreaded Sundown would never have been greenlit. The blind greed of studio executives is the only logical explanation for this movie’s existence. The creative merit of the enterprise certainly evades me.

Perhaps you need some context; I certainly did. The original was a 1976 slasher »

- Mark Allen

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Emma Roberts featured in new ‘Chanel Bubblegum’ teaser for Scream Queens

16 March 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has released a new teaser for its upcoming comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens, which gives us another look at leading lady Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Freak Show). Check it out here…

Scream Queens has been created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto and also features Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Lea Michele (Glee), Abigail Breslin (The Call), Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex) and pop stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.

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- Gary Collinson

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Between Things: The Off-Kilter Comedies of Ted Fendt

15 March 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Broken SpecsReaders of online criticism probably know the name Ted Fendt for his invaluable French translation work—on this site alone he’s published English-language versions of interviews (with director Jean Eustache and cinematographer Caroline Champetier) and pieces on Straub-Huillet, Bresson, Grémillon, and others. He’s also offered his own perceptive analysis of Paris Goes Away, Rivette’s half-hour Le Pont du Nord rehearsal, and compiled theauthoritative bibliography to Godard’s Goodbye to Language. Less visible, though, has been Fendt’s own work behind the camera—he currently has five narrative shorts to his name, works at once delightfully shaggy dog and rigorously formalist, and they look and feel like little else happening in American independent cinema right now. We’re thrilled to finally present the online premiere of his films Broken Specs (2012) and Travel Plans (2013) on Mubi.Reviewing Fendt’s choice of translation work, you can trace the seeds »

- C. Mason Wells

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Joe Manganiello Drops Out of New Fox Drama Scream Queens, Oliver Hudson Fills In

13 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Say it ain't so, Joe! Joe Manganiello was forced to drop out of Ryan Murphy's new Fox drama Scream Queens because of his upcoming publicity schedule for Magic Mike Xxl, People has learned. So Oliver Hudson, who plays Jeff Fordham on the ABC drama Nashville (and happens to be the brother of Kate Hudson), will replace Manganiello in the American Horror Story-like show about a college campus rocked by a series of murders. Hudson's participation in the new series is not expected to affect his role on Nashville. Scream Queens hasn't even started production, but it already boasts an all-star cast. »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Joe Manganiello Drops Out of New Fox Drama Scream Queens, Oliver Hudson Fills In

13 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Say it ain't so, Joe! Joe Manganiello was forced to drop out of Ryan Murphy's new Fox drama Scream Queens because of his upcoming publicity schedule for Magic Mike Xxl, People has learned. So Oliver Hudson, who plays Jeff Fordham on the ABC drama Nashville (and happens to be the brother of Kate Hudson), will replace Manganiello in the American Horror Story-like show about a college campus rocked by a series of murders. Hudson's participation in the new series is not expected to affect his role on Nashville. Scream Queens hasn't even started production, but it already boasts an all-star cast. »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Malcolm McDowell Joins Rob Zombie's 31

10 March 2015 5:03 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Shooting is just underway on Rob Zombie's crowd-funded horror 31, and with that comes a steady stream of casting updates. The latest to be revealed, in his third collaboration with the director, is Malcolm McDowell.31 stems from rocker-turned-director Zombie's interest in the (supposed) fact that more people go missing in the Us on Halloween than on any other day of the year. His plot revolves around five people kidnapped during the run-up to the spooky holiday, and held hostage in a facility called Murder World where they're forced to battle for their lives against an insane posse of "vile, bloodthirsty clowns called The Heads" (not to be confused with the Bristolian stoner spacerock band).McDowell, who played Dr. Sam Loomis (rather differently to Donald Pleasance) in both Zombie's Halloween films, will be essaying the part of Father Murder, the owner of Murder World.He's joined, as announced so far, by »

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Bad Dreams: False Start For A Slasher Anomaly

10 March 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Slashers were all the rage back in the 80s. Whether it was horny teens, camp counselors, institutionalized adolescents, or virginal babysitters, you can guarantee a vengeful assailant was in the near vicinity. It was a tried and true formula that may have lacked originality as the years went by, but ultimately a necessary evil when success was repeatedly struck. John Carpenter’s seminal Halloween ushered in a era of countless stalk-and-slash outings, spawning classics, sequels, and horror hopefuls in between. Despite its’ efforts to stand apart from the herd, Bad Dreams falls into the latter category upon reflection, unintentionally becoming an anomaly of the sub-genre.

How many films can you think of where a cult leader, suicide, and prescription drugs rack up the body count? It’s all for the greater good of being a member of Unity Fields, a communal cult led by the enigmatic Harris (the late and »

- Justin Edwards

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Exploring the horror of It Follows: David Robert Mitchell interview

8 March 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spoilers: This interview contains plot details some readers may wish to avoid.

Branded a "horror masterpiece" in our review and having racked up a hugely impressive 98% on critical aggregrator site Rotten Tomatoes, It Follows is currently thrilling audiences with its story of Maika Monroe's Jay being pursued by a creepy entity that only she can see.

This strange affliction can only be picked up and passed on through sex, which throws up some fascinating dilemmas. Digital Spy caught up with the movie's writer-director David Robert Mitchell to find out what inspired the tale, whether a franchise is on the cards and how tricky some of the key plot twists were to pull off...

It Follows is a film that could put people off sex and swimming pools for life, so you could have the extinction of the human race on your shoulders...

"People should still have sex and they should still go swimming, »

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Horror Round-Up: Tom Savini’s Nightmare City Remake, Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran, Fox Casts Lead Role for Frankenstein Pilot

3 March 2015 8:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have details on how you can support Tom Savini's Nightmare City remake that's presented by Umberto Lenzi, the director of the 1980 original, a look at a new poster and information for the Halloween-related documentary, Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran, and the reveal of who will play the lead role in Fox's Frankenstein pilot.

Tom Savini's Nightmare City Remake: Tom Savini, the Godfather of Gore, is fittingly set to direct and supervise the special effects on the Monsta Worx remake of Umberto Lenzi's zombie movie, Nightmare City. Lenzi himself is associate producing and presenting the project, with shooting slated to begin late this year in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. In addition to his duties behind the camera, Savini is also attached to play a role in the film, along with Judith O'Dea (Barbra from Night »

- Derek Anderson

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First Look at Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran

3 March 2015 7:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Michael Myers’ face has only clearly been seen one time in the original Halloween franchise (sorry, Don Shanks; your upper-body silhouette doesn’t really count), and when it was, it belonged to Tony Moran, a dude who has one interesting story… Continue Reading →

The post First Look at Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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How horror franchises redefine themselves over time

28 February 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What sets one horror franchise apart from another, and how do they evolve over time? As Rec 4 lands on disc, we take a look...

The first instalment in any long running horror franchise is, generally, the one people reckon is the best. And in a lot of cases, they might be right. But as franchises get longer and start clocking up four or more movies in the same universe, things tend to change.

It might be that producers have taken note of popular actors or elements in previous films and want to expand on them; it might be that years have passed and tastes have changed; or it might be that new directors want to put their stamp on a story, but either way, the fifth or sixth movie in a series is usually pretty different from the first one. And the thing that a franchise becomes known for might »

- simonbrew

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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

28 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »

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Movie Review – It Follows (2015)

27 February 2015 1:47 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It Follows, 2014

Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell

Starring Maika MonroeLili Sepe, Keir Gilchrist, Bailey Spry, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto

Synopsis:

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her.

Whenever someone thinks the horror genre has just become brown-stained remakes and derivative straight-to-video nonsense, a movie like It Follows comes out and shakes the foundations. A brilliantly written movie, superbly acted and masterfully directed, It Follows is tremendous in every sense of the word.

Like a urban legend you never knew, It Follows tells the story of young and naive girl Jay (Maika Monroe) who innocently sleeps with a boy from her school, only to discover that he’s passed something to her. This ‘it’ is now following her, »

- Luke Owen

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10 sequels that ignored previous films

26 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.

We all have moments in our lives we'd prefer to forget, and so too do filmmakers. So what do you do when a movie franchise starts to go off the rails? Simple, just forget that the lesser films in the series never happened.

News recently broke that director Neill Blomkamp's taking this approach to the Alien universe. Recent interviews with both he and returning star Sigourney Weaver have revealed that Blomkamp's forthcoming sequel will not necessarily follow the events of Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, and pick up the story from Aliens instead (although he has since given a brief update on that).

Of course, we'll have to wait and see exactly how all this pans out. But it's by no means the first time in history that a film's »

- ryanlambie

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David Robert Mitchell interview: It Follows and horror

23 February 2015 7:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The writer and director of the spine-chilling It Follows tells us about the origins of his story and how it plays with horror conventions.

Like the threat in the film itself, It Follows loomed up at the Cannes Film Festival last May, scaring and beguiling a usually cynical crowd in equal measure.

Writer-director David Robert Mitchell's second feature - his first being the coming-of-age drama The Myth Of The American Sleepover - is a heady mix of clanging, overwhelming sound and an observant, lingering camera. About an ordinary teenager (Maika Monroe) pursued by a terrifying, malevolent force, It Follows is both reminiscent of all kinds of classic horror (including John Carpenter's Halloween) and an intelligent reworking of the genre's more familiar trappings.

Ahead of It Follows' UK release, we talk to Mitchell about the film's origins in a recurring nightmare, how he uses his prowling camera to create suspense, »

- ryanlambie

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Shock Value: John Carpenter, Dan O’Bannon and How USC is Responsible for Halloween

17 February 2015 12:58 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

It was as if Jason Zinoman had uncovered horror’s Da Vinci Code, the genre’s undiscovered artifact that’s secretly been responsible for so much that’s come after it.  In early 2010, the New York Times writer was hard at work on Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern…

The post Shock Value: John Carpenter, Dan O’Bannon and How USC is Responsible for Halloween appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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