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An American Werewolf In London Statue Revealed

28 July 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The end result of Rick Baker's practical effects wizardry in John Landis' An American Werewolf in London is commemorated in a stunning new statue from Pop Culture Shock.

Featured on Bloody Disgusting and available to pre-order beginning Monday, August 10th on PopCultureShockToys.com, the wolf statue is slated for a 2016 release in two versions—both priced at $399.00. Details and the first looks at the latest prototypes were revealed on Pop Culture Shock's online newsletter.

"American Werewolf in London – Kessler Wolf 1/4 Scale Statue

Will be available through quality collectible retailers

Price : $399.99

Edition Size : 500 pcs

Size : 21.5″ L x 10.5″ H x 9″ D

Est Ship : 3rd Qtr 2016

Pre-Order Discount : Up to 10% for pre-ordering

Features: Open mouth head

American Werewolf in London – Kessler Wolf 1/4 Scale Statue – Pcs Ex

Will only be available through popcultureshocktoys.com

Price : $399.99

Edition Size : 300 pcs

Size : 21.5″ L x 10.5″ H x 9″ D »

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Horror Streaming Service Shudder Now in Open Beta

16 July 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

An American Werewolf in London, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, Carnival of Souls, Black Sunday, and the list goes on. Boasting an eclectic collection of horror films, the AMC-backed streaming service Shudder is now available to enjoy in open beta.

Press Release: "New York, NY- July 15, 2015 For the first time, horror fans have an online streaming video service built for the true enthusiast -- Shudder. The new horror subscription video service, which is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and passion for the many varieties and genres of horror, has entered its open beta phase and is publicly available as of today. No email request is required – horror fans can sign up and start streaming instantly. In addition to the desktop version of Shudder that launched recently in closed beta, members can now access Shudder instantly on iOS℠ and Android™ mobile devices, as well as on Roku® players and Roku TV™ models. »

- Derek Anderson

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New Trailer For Tales Of Halloween Sets The Tone Early For The Spookiest Night Of The Year

14 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It may only be July, but it can take a while to get in just the right mood for certain annual festivities. So, thank goodness for the early arrival of a trailer for Tales Of Halloween – an anthology horror movie featuring ten different segments, directed by eleven different directors.

“Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only, to terrorise unsuspecting residents.”

In many respects, an advantage of a horror anthology is the fact that it allows for many filmmakers to showcase their work, giving the whole project a fascinating blend of flavours. However, what is notable about Tales Of Halloween, is that – despite – featuring the work of very individual directors, there is an overall tone that snakes through each one, making it feel very much like part of a larger whole. »

- Sarah Myles

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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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‘Penny Dreadful’ Season Finale Shakes Up Showtime’s Gothic Drama (Spoilers)

5 July 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has renewed “Penny Dreadful” for a third season, which, after Sunday’s finale, provokes some mixed feelings. That’s not because the show isn’t great fun to watch, but rather because there was enough poetry in its final chapter that even with numerous loose ends, it frankly wouldn’t have been a bad place to end things. As it was, the season-long story line involving a Satan-worshipping coven paid off handsomely, before scattering members of the central cast in a manner that will require dexterity to reconstitute them. Fortunately, series creator John Logan appears up to the task.

As rich as the season was, it often didn’t seem to be going anywhere with any urgency, with Logan and his splendid cast luxuriating in the florid dialogue and Gothic atmosphere. So it came as something of relief to see the pace quicken and tension rise in the final two episodes, »

- Brian Lowry

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Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection Covering All Bases With Everything From Wolfen to Noir-Classic Satan Met A Lady

30 June 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection has been doing quite the job giving genre and non-genre fans an extensive amount of DVD and Bluray releases of classic horror, crime noir and comedy films, some of which are available for the first time. Sure there are Quite a lot of new genre films to keep us busy for ages, but it does feel good to sit back and watch classic films that not only inspired today’s film-making, but paved the way for a lot of recent films.

We thought it would be nice to write a bit about some of our favorite releases from WB’s Archive Collection, thanks to the gang over there for sending a few titles my way to check out. Read on!

Wolfen (1981)

The story of a series of murders being investigated by a detective and his new partner (Albert Finney and the absolutely gorgeous Diane Venora), Wolfen suffered, »

- Jerry Smith

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Blu-ray Review: Dog Soldiers (Collector’s Edition)

25 June 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, Scream Factory is celebrating Neil Marshall’s stunning debut feature, Dog Soldiers, with a special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD combo pack that is nothing short of an amazing feat in itself. And while there has been some controversy surrounding the quality of the transfer (more on that later), what I will say is that regardless, Sf has done an excellent job with their overall presentation of the disc and it’s nice to see the spotlight finally on Dog Soldiers, a film that has flown mostly under the radar here in the States since it was first released back on DVD in 2002.

Dog Soldiers starts off with a weekend military exercise that goes horribly awry, when a group of Scottish soldiers are sent off to a wooded area that also happens to be a haven for strange happenings, as a string of disappearances have occurred there over the years. »

- Heather Wixson

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Nostalgia power: The best of the '80s for Father's Day

19 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We can't help but feel a warming wash of nostalgia when we think back over the golden age of '80s cinema and the classic comedy, horror and teen movies it gave us.

And the further we leave that increasingly distant decade behind, the more fondly we recall the school discos, questionable fashion choices and giant hairdos of the past.

Father's Day is on the horizon (on Sunday June 21 - don't forget!) - with a recent Netflix survey revealing that one of the things British dads most want to pass on to their children is a love for classic '80s cartoons including Danger Mouse. This got us thinking about the great nostalgic films and shows featured on Netflix.

In honour of all fathers out there, here's a look back at a time when our dads were young (or at least younger) with some '80s gems, all available to »

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Rick Baker on Retirement, “Downfalls of CGI,” and Mad Max: Fury Road

9 June 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Some sad, albeit not so surprising (in hindsight) news surfaced a few weeks ago when makeup effects legend Rick Baker announced his retirement. The genius behind the stunning effects of films like An American Werewolf in London, Harry and the Hendersons, and Men in Black cited the changing business model as the primary reason for his decision to step back, saying studios wanted “cheap and fast” over quality work, which fueled his frustration. Losing Baker to the flood of CG-filled blockbusters is a depressing thought—his magic was a vital reason why the various films he contributed to worked so well. And the current moviegoing landscape is so saturated with CG effects that the wonder and awe of seeing something amazing yet totally believable onscreen is nearly gone. At this point, we’ve witnessed so many big cities destroyed so many different ways in the movies that it’s no »

- Adam Chitwood

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To hell with poltergeists: ‘We Are Still Here’ makes haunted house horror fun again

4 June 2015 9:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We Are Still Here

Written & Directed by Ted Geoghegan

USA, 2015

If your real estate agent ever describes a house as a “unique fixer-upper, unoccupied for 30 years,” for the love of God… don’t buy it! It’s a lesson that no one seems to learn in horror movies. Luckily, Ted Geoghegan’s directorial debut takes the haunted house thriller to new and exciting places while still honoring the genre conventions that we love. We Are Still Here is an unsettling affair that smolders a long time before finally bursting into flame. Easily one of 2015’s best horror films so far.

Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig) are an aging married couple on the run. Not from the law, but from their own grief. Two months ago, their son Bobby was killed in a tragic car accident. Anne is inconsolable and Paul is busy crawling into the bottom of a bottle. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Celebrating the subversive, surreal Society

4 June 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brian Yuzna's 1989 horror Society is out on Blu-ray from Arrow Films. Ryan takes a look back at a grotesque satire...

Bill Whitney’s just an ordinary American high school kid. Sure, he may live in a Beverly Hills mansion. He might drive a brand new Jeep to the beach. But deep down, he has the same hang-ups as most teenagers: he distrusts authority, resents his parents, and suspects that he might actually be adopted.

Gradually, however, we suspect that there might be something more to Billy’s paranoid fantasies than raging hormones - his parents really do seem to be up to something sinister - something to do with private parties, naked orgies, and shunting...

"We're just one big happy family... except for a little incest and psychosis"

Society stars Billy Warlock, a young actor fresh from TV shows like Days Of Our Lives. If this were a straight drama, »

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Cork Film Festival Announces Open Air Event Films At Fitzy's

3 June 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With the Summer upon us, the weather is getting better (and in Ireland, we should take advantage of the good weather when we get it), and the Cork Film Festival have come up with a great idea, melding the great outdoors with some absolute cinematic classics. Kicking off on Wednesday 29th of July, and carrying on through the August bank holiday, Films at Fitzy’s will offer people of Cork the chance to experience the wonders of open air cinema on the lawn pavilion of the iconic Fitzgerald Park. The films on offer range from cult classics to horror to the finest Irish animation has to offer. The full list of movies can be found below: July 29th - Amelie July 30th - Good Vibrations July 31st - Song of the Sea (its first time bring shown in Irish) August 1st - An American Werewolf in London August 2nd - »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Drive-In Dust Offs: An American Werewolf In London

30 May 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Werewolf film. A staple of the horror genre since Lon Chaney, Jr. got all out of sorts in The Wolf Man (1941), it’s popularity (like the moon itself) , has come and gone in cycles. Leading the pack in 1981, An American Werewolf in London showed the world that there was life in those old lycanthropes yet.

Released in August, An American Werewolf in London earned over 30 million in North America alone. It was a hit, and the reviews were generally favorable, especially in regards to the groundbreaking effects work by Rick Baker (he would go on to win the inaugural Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for this film – deservedly so).

Our tale goes like this: David (David Naughton - the Dr. Pepper guy from the TV commercials – ask your parents) and Jack (Griffin Dunne – After Hours), two Americans, are backpacking through the English countryside. They stop for a »

- Scott Drebit

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Makeup Virtuoso Rick Baker to Retire from Film Industry

30 May 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Beloved movie makeup artist and Oscar winner Rick Baker will be retiring soon. In an interview with 89.3 Kpcc's The Frame (via Slashfilm), Baker announced his upcoming exit from major work in the film industry and the auction of some of his various film creations from over the years. "I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now," Baker said. "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do." "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do," he added. "So I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don't think I will have a huge working studio anymore." Baker teamed up with The Prop Store to auction off »

- Cory Woodroof

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Week in Review: Rick Baker announces his retirement

29 May 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.

Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.

Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »

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Hollywood effects guru Rick Baker is retiring because of CGI

29 May 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of Hollywood's greatest special effects artists has retired, citing CGI as one of the reasons.

Rick Baker has been behind many classic moments and characters in films such as An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black and The Nutty Professor, but he has decided to end his career at the age of 64.

Speaking to California public radio station Kpcc, Baker said he will now consider consulting and design work, but decided not to "have a huge working studio any more". He also sold his creature shop in Glendale last year.

He added that his recent work on Angelina Jolie's Maleficent could have been done "in a garage", and that studios are now seeking more technology to replace traditional effects.

"I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast, »

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Rick Baker announces his retirement

29 May 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sad news today for fans of old school visual effects, as seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker has announced that he’s set to retire from the industry, having contributed to some of the most memorable special effects of the past four decades.

“First of all, the CG stuff definitely took away the animatronics part of what I do,” Baker told 89.3 Kpcc (via SlashFilm). “It’s also starting to take away the makeup part. The time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don’t think I will have a huge working studio anymore.”

Baker’s hugely impressive CV includes the likes of Star Wars, »

- Gary Collinson

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Legendary make-up artist Rick Baker is to retire

28 May 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He is one of the unsung heroes of movie-making, receiving seven Oscars and dozens of other nominations. He has worked on the likes of An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Rocketeer, Gremlins 2, Men in Black, Ed Wood, and the Planet of the Apes remake, and now Rick Baker is to retire.

He spoke to 89.3 Kpcc about his news.

First of all, the CG stuff definitely took away the animatronics part of what I do. It’s also starting to take away the makeup part. The time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don’t think I will »

- Paul Heath

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Rick Baker retiring from movies

28 May 2015 11:07 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Monster maker and make-up genius Rick Baker is calling time on his career - and the dominance of CG is heavily to blame.

Now this is sad news. For the past few decades, Rick Baker has been the leader in special effects make-up in particular, with his work covering the likes of Star Wars, An American Werewolf In London, Videodrome, Men In Black, Gremlins 2 and even - yes! - Flesh Gordon (crikey, remember that?)

He also, of course, sprung to prominence in many people's eyes for his incredible work on the video for Michael Jackson's song, Thriller.

Baker, though, with seven Oscars standing on his mantelpiece, has now announced his retirement, at the age of 64. He broke the news on the Us radio station 89.3 Kpcc, saying "I said the time is right. I am 64 years old and the business is crazy right now".

He continued, adding "I like to do things right, »

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Rick Baker Retires

28 May 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First the garage, now the whole workshop. Rick Baker, the legendary Hollywood make-up and special effects wizard, has officially announced his retirement. Fresh from a sale of some of his career memorabilia, Baker shared the news with Californian public radio station Kpcc that he was putting away the prosthetics for good."I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now,” he explained. "I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out.”Baker, of course, is the make-up artist behind some of the most memorable, marvellous and maquetted cinematic creations of the past four decades. He emerged as the heir apparent to Jack Pierce in the mid-‘70s, collaborating with fellow SFX guru Carlo Rambaldi on King Kong in 1976 and going »

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