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Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92
Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92.

Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time.

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93 and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1993-97. He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I
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Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92
Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92.

Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time.

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93 and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1993-97. He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
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Cult Movie Legend David DeCoteau’s Bloody Blacksmith Wraps in Canada

B movie maven wraps yet another wild exploitation flick. Our pal, insanely prolific cult, horror and exploitation movie overlord David DeCoteau just let us know that he has just wrapped his latest low budget romp, Bloody Blacksmith, a gory adult fairy tale starring Nightwing and Black Christmas actor Nick Mancuso. Here’s the synopsis: …

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31 Days of Horror: Horror Cinema’s Greatest Savants

In the world of horror cinema, the best way to fight a monster–be it supernatural, human, or natural one–is with a character that possesses special knowledge and skills. These experts, recruited into battle by other characters or colliding with the conflict intentionally, are the savants of the horror world.

Examples of savant characters include David Warner’s bat expert Phillip Payne in Nightwing, Zelda Rubinstein’s spiritual medium Tangina in Poltergeist, Matthew McConaughey’s dragon slayer Denton Van Zan in Reign of Fire, Lin Shaye’s paranormal investigator Elise Rainier in Insidious, and Otto Jespersen’s monster killer Hans in Trollhunter.

This article, divided into three sections based on what type of monstrous force is being fought, focuses on the greatest savant characters the horror genre has to offer.

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Vs. The Supernatural

Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing in Horror of Dracula and The Brides of Dracula: In these two Hammer films,
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Horror at the Oscars Part 2: This Time It's Personal

Horror fanatics are still buzzing like chainsaws over the Academy Awards’ genre montage. Anywhere there could be a conversation about it online, there was one. Many were upset over the Twilight ‘tweens’ participation, as if their mere presence sent a message about the state of scary in Hollyweird, USA.

A few seemed happy, though, to just get a glimpse of their beloved Evil Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 if only for a few seconds. But many called the selections generic and thoughtless, demanding the likes of Demons and TerrorVision instead (well, maybe not TerrorVision; that was just me).

How about Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Re-Animator? It’s Alive? Tombs of the Blind Dead? Coffin Joe? No list is perfect, but with a bit more care and a phone call to any one of us, the Oscars could have elevated that section into a real scream. Or maybe they
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Icons Of Fright Videos On iTunes!

I don't know about you guys, but I absolutely love downloading content for my iPhone, whether it's movie trailers from Apple's site, or podcasts or commentaries. I love having access to cool stuff at my fingertips for whenever I'm on a long trip, waiting in line somewhere or just trying to pass the time at my day job. And I'd imagine a lot of you feel the same way!

Because of that, we've made all of our Icons original video content available to download via iTunes! Click Here and you can access any and all of the following for your iPod or iPhone or just for your iTunes on your computer:

- The Psycho Legacy Trailer

- Behind The Scenes of Walking Distance (with writer/director Mel House, Adrienne King & Reggie Bannister)

- The Repo! Phenomenon (by Spooky Dan)

- Icons Video: Hyeana Gallery

- Icons Video: Dark Delicacies

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Watch Nightwing For Free On FearNET! Then Download Our "Pirate" Commentary!

FearNET is currently hosting the movie Nightwing on their website to watch for Free! The 1979 flick directed by Arthur Hiller stars Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht and Strother Martin. Ironically enough, we just posted a "pirate" commentary for Nightwing with actor Nick Mancuso, moderated by Ain't It Cool News's Mr. Beaks! Nightwing features supernatural forces that go batty as they attack an Indian reservation in New Mexico with killer bats.

Currently not available on DVD or Blu-ray, you can watch it on FearNET right Here or on the link below!

http://www.fearnet.com/movies/b15173_nightwing.html

Then download our Fright exclusive Free commentary track by click Here or the image below! Enjoy!

Click Here To Check Out Our Other Exclusive "Pirate Commentary" Tracks Including 2 Tracks For 'Fright Night', And One For 'Child's Play'!

Want our commentaries via iTunes? Click Here! More to come!!!
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Fright Exclusive - "Pirate" Commentary For 'Nightwing'!

Since the Fright Night pirate commentary went over so well, the gang here at Icons thought we'd give you another treat- this time delving deep into the genre treasure chest with a little gem from 1979-- Night Wing! Billed at the time as "bats with wings", it actually has more in common with "nature runs amok" flicks such as Prophecy, though far more subtle. Night Wing fan Jack Morrissey recently reunited the film's stars Nick Mancuso and Stephen MacHt for an ultra rare screening at the Nuart theater in Los Angeles. We say "ultra rare" because the film has never screened anywhere since 1979! In fact, it's not even on DVD! It went over great with a packed full house. Amazing how a film seen in your youth can stay with you. Prior to the screening, Nick Mancuso recorded a pirate commentary moderated by Jeremy Smith, aka Mr. Beaks of Ain't It Cool News fame.
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Stars Reunite For 30th Anniversary Los Angeles Screening Of Arthur Hiller's 1979 Thriller "Nightwing"!

Filmgoers will have the rare opportunity to see Arthur Hiller’s 1979 thriller “Nightwing,” which has never been available on DVD in any region, at a special 30th anniversary screening, taking place at midnight on Friday, February 27th, at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

Stars Nick Mancuso (“Heartbreakers”) and Stephen Macht (“The Monster Squad”) will reunite for the screening, with additional stars and filmmakers to be announced shortly. Fans can expect a brief introduction, post-show Q&A, and the rare opportunity to personally meet and have mementos signed.

Nightwing” was released theatrically on June 22, 1979, but found its largest and most appreciative audience in the 80s via the newly-created HBO. Based on the best seller by acclaimed novelist Martin Cruz Smith, the film also starred David Warner (“Time After Time”) and Kathryn Harrold (“Chicago Hope”). Three-time Academy Award winner Henry Mancini composed the haunting score and the
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Nightwing flies back to the big screen; “pirate commentary” coming

The 1979 killer-bat movie Nightwing, which has never been released to DVD, is making a rare return to the big screen in Los Angeles. A 35mm print of the film will be shown at midnight on Friday, February 27 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard).

Based on Martin Cruz Smith’s best-selling novel, Nightwing stars Nick Mancuso and Stephen Macht (both of whom will attend the screening, do a Q&A and sign autographs, along with more cast and filmmakers to be announced) as a tribal deputy and chairman combatting plague-ridden vampire bats terrorizing Arizona’s Painted Desert. The cast also includes David Warner, Kathryn Harrold and Strother Martin. Tickets for the show ($10.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and children) can be purchased here. In addition, the attending actors and crew will be recording a “pirate audio commentary” for the movie, which will be available as a free download at Icons of Fright,
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