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Fantasia 2015: ‘We Are Still Here’ – What’s not to love?

21 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We Are Still Here

Directed by Ted Geoghegan

Written by Ted Geoghegan

USA, 2015

Taking cues from late ’70’s /early ’80s horror (primarily director Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery and John Carpenter’s The Fog), writer/director Ted Geoghegan’s directorial debut We Are Still Here doesn’t break new ground, but serves as a suspenseful and well-crafted old-fashioned ghost story.

Geoghegan’s concept is pretty straightforward; a period piece set in 1979 about a married couple Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul (Andrew Sensenig) who relocate to a new home in rural New England after a car accident takes the life of their only son Bobby. The pair has hopes that a fresh start will bring them some closure only Anne feels a strange presence in the house and believes that her child’s spirit is following them. When spooky occurrences originate from the basement, and neighbor Dave (Monte Markham »

- Ricky

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Man-eating pumpkins, buckets of blood and Satan himself make Tales of Halloween trailer truly crazy

14 July 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Man-eating pumpkins, buckets of blood, flesh-eating zombies and Satan himself make the trailer for Tales of Halloween absolutely bonkers.

The upcoming anthology film gathers 11 cutting-edge horror directors – including Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall and Saw III's Darren Lynn Bousman – to create vignettes that celebrate the horror of Halloween.

Tales of Halloween takes place in one small American town terrorized by ghosts, demons and aliens all in the same night.

The film casts Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga) in its terrifying tales.

As a treat for horror fans, there are cameos from genre directors Joe Dante and John Landis as well as The Fog and Swamp Thing actress Adrienne Barbeau.

Tales of Halloween arrives just in time for the spooky season on October 16. »

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Bluray Review: The Howling II

14 July 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Fans of Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic, The Howling, might have been a little taken back with its 1985 sequel, The Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf, with its complete 180 in tone and outrageous mix of sexuality and humor, but the film has since become quite the cult favorite.  Driven by performances from Christopher Lee, Reb Brown, Annie McEnroe and the extremely sexy Sybil Danning, the film might be a little too out there for die hard lovers of the first film, but Scream Factory’s new Bluray release of Philipe Mora’s outrageous entry into the series might just be what’s needed to make them all converts.

Picking up where the first film left off, The Howling II finds Ben White (Reb Brown), the brother of Dee Wallace’s character from the original, attending her funeral and wanting answers about her death. Soon coming across not only Jenny »

- Jerry Smith

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Sdcc: First trailer for horror anthology Tales of Halloween

11 July 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first trailer has been released at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween, which we’ve got for you right here…

Tales of Halloween brings you Halloween night like you’ve never seen it before. Ghouls, imps, aliens, axe murderers and more appear in one neighborhood on Halloween to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Tales of Halloween is set for release October 30th in the States and features segments from directors Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), and Paul Solet (Grace).

Set to appear in the cast are Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye »

- Gary Collinson

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The Last Great Horror Icon Is Gone: Where Are the Future Scare Masters?

13 June 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 With the death of horror film legend Christopher Lee, the last of the legendary honor guard of horror has passed on. He was part of an elite group that created the horror genre. Lee’s passing is a reminder that it’s been a long time since we had a new horror film superstar. Is the day of the horror film specialist gone forever? Where are the big-screen boogie-men for the 21st century?

                             

Once upon a time there were a group of actors, known as the ‘screen boogiemen’ who created the horror film/monster movie genre (starting in Universal Studios and later in Hammer Studios.) They were specialists who understood the psychology and performance style of horror cinema and became legends in the industry. The first was silent film star Lon Chaney Sr. (Phantom of the Opera, London After Midnight, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Unholy Three, the Monster, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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John Carpenter is “ambivalent” about the Big Trouble in Little China remake

12 June 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was announced last week that San Andreas lead and movie mega star Dwayne Johnson was going to produce and star in a remake of the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. Since then, he has said that he wants to work with original director John Carpenter on the remake. But what does Mr. Carpenter make of someone remaking one of his most beloved movies?

“I’m ambivalent about a remake,” Carpenter told The Wall Street Journal. “On the other hand, it depends on how much they pay me.”

See Also: Copy/Paste: Point Break, Big Trouble in Little China, and a Shared 007 Universe?

Carpenter is a man who is no stranger to his movies being remade. In 2005, remakes were released of both The Fog and Assault on Precinct 13, Rob Zombie directed two remakes of Halloween and there has been plans to remake Escape From New York in »

- Luke Owen

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Icons of Fright Chats With We Are Still Here Director Ted Geoghegan!!

8 June 2015 5:44 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Directing your first feature film can be daunting. It’s so easy to not quite now what you’re getting into, and even easier to put out a very flawed debut. As a horror (and film in general) fan though, there is nothing better than being able to witness the birth or a true genre auteur, one that hits the scene hard, giving viewers a feature debut that not only is sufficient, but Quite excellent at the same time. Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan has been a friend of Icons of Fright’s for quite some time, leading back to the NY days of the site, and it’s our absolute pleasure and honor to champion his debut, We Are Still Here, as much as we can, not because he’s a friend, but because as horror fans, we now have a brand new voice on par with West, Fessenden, and other »

- Jerry Smith

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Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Star in Big Trouble In Little China Remake

1 June 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Add Big Trouble in Little China to the list of John Carpenter films getting the remake treatment. Halloween, The Fog, and Assault on Precinct 13 all received remakes, The Thing was a prequel/remake, and a remake of Escape from New York is in active development. All of the originals hold up, but I’m willing to entertain the possibility of a successful Big Trouble in Little China remake if Dwayne Johnson is on board. According to The Wrap, Johnson is in talks to star in and produce the Big Trouble in Little China remake. X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will write the script, which will have Johnson taking on the role of Jack Burton, “an All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.” [caption id="attachment_252765" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Universal Pictures[/caption] A remake of Big Trouble in Little China will be a tricky balancing act. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Arrow Films announces August Blu-ray line-up

2 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the start of a new month, and as ever in film and Blu-ray circles, nothing gets the fans salivating more than the upcoming release slate from the awesome folks over at Arrow Films. Its line-up of releases for August has been unveiled (both UK and Us), and you can view all the information below, including the stand-out title, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, which is getting a very special, limited edition release in a collector’s package.

Videodrome: Limited Edition

Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work, Videodrome exemplifies Cronenberg’s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema. Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&M-style broadcasts called ‘Videodrome’. Embroiling his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) in his search for the source, his »

- Scott J. Davis

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John Carpenter's 'The Fog,' Then and Now

27 April 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Fog" announces itself as an old-fashioned spook-show in its first scene: kids huddle around a campfire as John Houseman spins a morbid tale about a band of shipwrecked sailors murdered 100 years ago this very night. Those sailors vowed to return and that’s just what they do, using the fog that blankets this little seaside town as their method of transportation. Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh, the film was a solid success bringing in nearly 22 million on its 1 million dollar budget. "The Fog" was remade in 2005, directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Selma Blair. »

- Trailers From Hell

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Round-Up: Tom Savini’s Nightmare City Remake, Excerpt from Zombie Novel ‘Outbreak: The Hunger’, Watch First Episode of Wayward Pines

24 April 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tom Savini’s Nightmare City remake has met its indiegogo goal, but you can still support it during its final campaign days to help provide the Umberto Lenzi-presented project with more resources. Also featured in our latest round-up is an excerpt from Scott Shoyer's zombie novel, Outbreak: The Hunger, as well as details on how you can watch the first episode of Fox's Wayward Pines ahead of its May 14th debut.

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 »

- Derek Anderson

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Wes Craven Producing The Girl in the Photographs

23 April 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Wes Craven will executive produce his protégé Nick Simon’s (Removal; writer, last year’s The Pyramid) next feature, The Girl in the Photographs. The film stars Kal Penn and is to be shot by Dean Cundey, who photographed Halloween, The Fog, Halloween III and Jurassic Park. The film will mark Cundey’s return to horror after quite…

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- Samuel Zimmerman

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Blu-ray Review – Escape from New York (1981)

22 April 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Escape from New York, 1981.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau and Tom Atkins.

Synopsis:

In 1997, when the Us President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Conversations about major big budget genre filmmakers of the 70s and 80s tend to center around Lucas and Spielberg, with Kubrick usually thrown into the mix, but John Carpenter deserves a spot in those talks too, even if he typically worked with a much smaller budget than those guys. Look at Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, and this review’s subject, Escape from New York: That’s quite a run of films that are well remembered by many fans today, even if they didn’t all set the box office ablaze. »

- Gary Collinson

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Bluray Review: Escape From New York

21 April 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Scream Factory has most certainly done a fine job of bringing a lot of John Carpenter’s filmography to genre fans everywhere. With great collector’s edition Blurays of everything from Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness, They Live and Assault On Precinct 13, to the complete Halloween collection and even Carpenter’s Body Bags anthology. It’s been great to see some of my favorite films not only being re-released with amazing new transfers and sound, and to see films like The Fog and various other Carpenter films find new audiences and appreciation due to the resurgence that the gang at Sf have helped kickstart.

Adding to the growing Carpenter lineup at Sf, is today’s brand new release of the master of horror’s 1981 action classic, Escape From New York. With a brand new 2K scan of the inter-positive and an almost endless supply of supplemental material, this release »

- Jerry Smith

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Watch John Carpenter's Night Video Now

19 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

For many genre movie lovers, the name John Carpenter holds a special reverence. The man brought Halloween, Escape From New York, The Fog, The Thing, They Live, and In The Mouth of Madness --- to name just a few --- to life. He's also known as a fantastic soundtrack composer with a very distinct, dark-synth style in his own right. His recently released non-soundtrack album, Lost Themes, fills the void for many a barren fan's cravings. Just days ago, the first official music video for Lost Themes was unleashed. Directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, Night follows Carpenter as he puts on a virtual reality device and experiences driving a gleaming black muscle car throughout Los Angeles. Lavishly colored nightscapes roll across the screen of...

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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes gets futuristic with”Night” Music Video!

16 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

If you’re a fan of John Carpenter’s legendary film work (how could you Not be?), then chances are, you’re equally a fan of his musical endeavors as well. The master of horror behind such classic films such as Halloween, The Thing, The Fog and countless others has provided many of his films with synth-heavy music, all of which became instantly unforgettable and staples in horror fans’ ears. Earlier this year, John unleashed Lost Themes, an album of tracks for films that were never made (on Sacred Bones Records), and like every other bit of music Carpenter has made, the album has already turned ears on from fans and even newcomers to the director/musician.

Today, io9.com premiered the Gavin Hignight/Ben Verhulst-directed music video for “Night“, which is easily my favorite track off of Lost Themes. It’s a futuristic video that features Carpenter going »

- Jerry Smith

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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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Scream Factory Details Escape From New York on Blu

20 February 2015 6:23 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In the middle of what’s maybe John Carpenter’s most celebrated moment, collector’s label Scream Factory is gearing up to release their fifth of the director’s titles: perennial fave, Escape from New York.  Following Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, Prince of Darkness and They Live, Escape From New York will hit Blu-ray in a two-disc…

The post Scream Factory Details Escape From New York on Blu appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Daily | Tati, Griffith, Bresson

18 February 2015 7:38 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson on Jacques Tati's Playtime, Godfrey Cheshire on D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, Caveh Zahedi on the day he met Robert Bresson, Max Goldberg on the influence of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Bilge Ebiri on Ousmane Sembene, J. Hoberman on Clint Eastwood and American Sniper, Gilberto Perez on Jean Renoir's A Day in the Country, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Luis Buñuel's The Young One, Howard Hampton on Nicolas Roeg and Don’t Look Now (1973), Olivier Assayas on John Carpenter’s The Fog—and lots more. » - David Hudson »

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Horror Round-Up: Keanu Reeves Joins The Neon Demon, El Rey Network’s ‘Rip Your Heart Out’ Marathon, Blood Feast Portsmouth Screening

6 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon has added a few key cast members, the El Rey Network kicks off their 2nd annual ‘Rip Your Heart Out’ Marathon on Cupid’s big day next weekend, and Portsmouth’s Seacoast Repertory Theatre is hosting a special screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ cult classic Blood Feast at the end of the month, featuring a Skype interview with the prolific director and a food competition amongst attendees.

The Neon Demon: Deadline recently reported that Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote have joined the growing cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s in-development horror film, The Neon Demon. The roles of the new additions are not yet known. Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee will also star in the film, with Fanning set to play an “aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise. »

- Derek Anderson

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