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1980s Inspired Dark Horror Comedy Short - The Grey Matter

18 December 2014 11:27 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I've got an amazing short film for you to watch today called "The Grey Matter." It's a morbidly funny horror comedy that was directed by Peter McCoubrey and Luke McCoubrey

The story follows "an office stiff who, after suffering a mysterious injury, finds himself stumbling through a courtship with a coworker… but something strange is afoot. With the romantic guidance of a creature unearthed from his head wound, he finds himself stumbling through an absurd, increasingly unorthodox, and potentially fatal attraction."

The movie was inspired by the genre movies of the 1980s. Peter has this to say in a statement regarding the film:

"We’ve always loved the way they [80s films] often bounced around from horror — to comedy — to enigmatic — to just flat out weird… as well as their inventive use of practical FX. Films like An American Werewolf in London, Return of the Living Dead, Big Trouble in Little China, »

- Joey Paur

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Makeup & Hairstyling: The Elephantine Origin Story (and this year's finalists since we must)

16 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's history time, kids! Gather round. Did you know that The Elephant Man, currently on Broadway with Bradley Cooper, is indirectly responsible for the Academy's makeup Oscar? No, not that kind of make up Oscar ... though the Academy gives those all the time, too (why, hello Ms. Julianne Moore "Ms. February 2015"!) and maybe Bradley Cooper will get one of those someday?

what's that? u think this intro was an excuse to post a photo of shirtless Bra---fine! don't judge.

I digress. In the stage version of The Elephant Man the lead actor traditionally performs while wearing no special makeup; he merely acts deformity. But that stylization hasn't yet been tried on film. When it came time to make the film version in 1980, David Lynch, no stranger to depicting deformity without prosthetics -- deformity of the soul at least -- opted for makeup effects. People bitched about the lack of Oscar »

- NATHANIEL R

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Childhood Memories: ‘Sneak Previews’

27 November 2014 7:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When renowned film critic, Roger Ebert, died last year, there was a huge outpouring of appreciation from film lovers around the world.  He was an ambassador for cinema who introduced audiences to countless films they might have otherwise missed.  Ebert and his long-time partner, Gene Siskel, started reviewing movies on their Chicago PBS affiliate back in 1975.  The program was called Sneak Previews, and it laid the foundation for their hugely successful syndicated show, Siskel & Ebert, that was to follow a decade later.

By the time I accidentally discovered Sneak Previews in the early ‘80s, I was already an avid moviegoer.  My friends and I went to the theater every Friday night, taking in the latest Hollywood blockbusters (which had already been out about a month by the time it arrived in our microscopic town).  We relished every opportunity to be traumatized by R-rated fare.  An American Werewolf in London prompted many a sleepless night, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Natty’s Five Classic Horror Moments That I’M Thankful For

26 November 2014 7:50 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

When you think of Thanksgiving, chances are that you aren’t really counting the things you’re thankful for. Instead, like so many of us, you’re probably stressing about which stores are going to have the best sale on Blu-rays, or being an introvert and cyber shopping the deals. Perhaps you’re stuffing your face, and hoping you can get drunk and pass out before your Mom begins asking you personal questions regarding your love life. When you Are done thanking life for not letting you contract an Std and all of that serious stuff, you should take some time to be thankful for those special scenes in horror that completely blew your mind. Today and tomorrow will be full of the various horror sites’ lists of horror films they’re thankful for, and well,… this list is no exception. What I wanted to do though, was not focus on just this year, »

- Natty

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Television that Home Video Forgot: Something Is Out There (1988)

8 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Something Is Out There

Showcase Inventory

Created by Frank Lupo

Produced by Invader Productions, Inc. (Us), Hoyts Productions (Aus)

Aired on NBC for a mini-series and 1 season (8 episodes, 2 originally unaired) from October 21 – December 9, 1988

Cast

Joe Cortese as Jack Breslin

Maryam D’Abo as Ta’Ra

George Dzundza as Frank Dileo

Gregory Sierra as Victor Maldonado

Kim Delaney as Mandy Estabrook

Show Premise

Jack Breslin is a street cop who, upon investigating a series of unexplained murders, stumbles on Ta’ra, a female humanoid space alien from an orbiting prison starship, who is the only one that knows who or what is committing the murders. She reveals to Jack that she was a medical technician that survived an attack from an inmate alien known as a “Xenomorph” who killed her crew before escaping to Earth. They team up to stop the rogue alien by using Jack’s street smarts and Ta’Ra’s advanced alien technology. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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WolfCop DVD review

4 November 2014 2:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The brains of an alcoholic cop meet the body of a ferocious werewolf in horror comedy WolfCop. Here’s Rob’s review…

Horror and comedy can be a difficult balance, with countless parodies and pastiches continuing to fall by the wayside every time Halloween rolls around. However, when it’s done right, this sub-genre can have absolutely astounding results. Since Shaun Of The Dead, we’d argue that no-one’s quite perfected the formula, which made us unavoidably sceptical about WolfCop. But how does this latest addition to the aeons of horror comedy history hold up?

Surprisingly well, to an extent. At certain points WolfCop is an absolute joy for fans of both gore and guffaws, with old school practical effects and a pun-laden script combining winningly for an enjoyable sub-80 minute romp.

The plot here is relatively simple – Leo Fafard’s alcoholic cop Lou gets embroiled in a supernatural »

- sarahd

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Griffin Dunne on Joan Didion Doc’s Kickstarter Success: ‘We Were Flabbergasted’

2 November 2014 10:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joan Didion isn’t just a literary lion. She’s also a crowdfunding star.

A new documentary about “The Year of Magical Thinking” author has more than doubled its $80,000 goal on Kickstarter — a result that co-director Griffin Dunne says is a testament to Didion’s enduring connection with her multi-generational readership.

“We were flabbergasted by the love and dollars and cents that came flooding in from all over the world,” said Dunne. “It was almost as if people wanted to thank Joan for everything she’s written. These are passionate fans who couldn’t wait for this to happen.”

Dunne, an actor best known for “After Hours” and “An American Werewolf in London,” is the son of Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne and the nephew of Didion and her late husband, John Gregory Dunne.

Dunne said that Didion, whose spare, elliptical prose established her as one of the country’s foremost essayists and novelists, »

- Brent Lang

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The Chicago Critics' Top 100 Horror (or Just Plain Creepy) Films in History

31 October 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics (photo: Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho') I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the category or criteria, because these lists are almost invariably compiled by people who know little about films beyond mainstream Hollywood stuff released in the last decade or two. But the Chicago Film Critics Association's list of the 100 Scariest Movies Ever Made, which came out in October 2006, does include several oldies — e.g., James Whale's Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein — in addition to, gasp, a handful of non-American horror films such as Dario Argento's Suspiria, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre, and F.W. Murnau's brilliant Dracula rip-off Nosferatu. (Check out the full list of the Chicago Film Critics' top 100 horror movies of all time. »

- Andre Soares

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Q&A: David Hayter talks Wolves, Metal Gear, and X-Men

30 October 2014 9:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx's Victor Medina speaks with David Hayter about his new film Wolves and his prolific career!

David Hayter is known to millions as the iconic voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear video game series, but you’ll also likely recognize his name as the screenwriter of such hit films as X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King, and Watchmen. This month, Hayter is making his directorial debut with Wolves, a werewolf horror flick now available through Video On Demand, with a theatrical release on November 14. Hayter recently sat down for an interview in which he discussed his new film, sitting in the director’s chair for the first time, and his career.

Q: There was a pre-release screening of Wolves in Manhattan during the New York Comic Con. What was the response?

Hayter: It was great. There were a lot of hard core fans of me, and they are always very nice. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Q&A: David Hayter talks Wolves, Metal Gear, and X-Men

30 October 2014 9:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx's Victor Medina speaks with David Hayter about his new film Wolves and his prolific career!

David Hayter is known to millions as the iconic voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear video game series, but you’ll also likely recognize his name as the screenwriter of such hit films as X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King, and Watchmen. This month, Hayter is making his directorial debut with Wolves, a werewolf horror flick now available through Video On Demand, with a theatrical release on November 14. Hayter recently sat down for an interview in which he discussed his new film, sitting in the director’s chair for the first time, and his career.

Q: There was a pre-release screening of Wolves in Manhattan during the New York Comic Con. What was the response?

Hayter: It was great. There were a lot of hard core fans of me, and they are always very nice. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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Horror Screenings at AFI Fest 2014 Include What We Do in the Shadows, It Follows & Goodnight Mommy

30 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This November, over 100 films will be  screening at AFI Fest 2014 in Los Angeles and more than a few of those flicks will be of the horror variety. Attendees hungry for vampire humor, coming-of-age terror, and frights that hit close to home should be happy to hear that What We Do in the Shadows, It Follows, and Goodnight Mommy are a few of the horror movies screening at the festival.

AFI Fest 2014 runs from November 6th – 13th in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit:

http://www.afi.com/afifest/default.aspx

These are a handful of the horror films playing at the festival:

“Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) – Twin boys fear that their mother, whose face is masked with bandages after plastic surgery, has been subsumed by an evil being. Written and directed by aunt-nephew filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lucas Schwarz. Austria.

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- Derek Anderson

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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best werewolf movies

29 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. For the past week and a half, we've been posting our top picks from several specific groups—demons, ghosts, slasher movies, and so on—and giving you the chance to vote on which film from each category is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. We already covered vampires earlier today—but now it's time to tackle their furry, sharp-toothed nemeses. We've never really had a Werewolf Moment. Vampires have been popular figures onscreen since the silent film era. »

- Darren Franich

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This video of monster makeup legend Rick Baker will leave you weeping

28 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Makeup artist Rick Baker, the man behind everything from "An American Werewolf in London" to "Coming to America" to "Maleficent," has worked out of his current studio — a Hogwarts-like prosthetics laboratory that doubles as a museum to past work — for 20 years. He set it up because his last work space was too small. On movies like Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” remake or Ron Howard’s live-action “Grinch,” Baker would command a team of nearly 100 people, toiling away over Whos from Whoville and articulate monkey masks. Today, he’s looking to downsize. CG is a tidal force. If a movie’s going to have 100 apes storming into battle, they’re going to be digital. Baker isn’t out of commission, but he’s aware the days of giant makeup jobs are behind him. In a new video commissioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Baker takes »

- Matt Patches

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Makeup Effects Legend Rick Baker Attempts to Save His Masterful Creations by Supporting the Academy Museum

27 October 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Special Effects Makeup artist Rick Baker has won seven Oscars over the course of a career that's spanned more than two decades.  The quality of his work has ranged from the iconic (An American Werewolf in London) to groundbreaking (Men in Black) to ridiculously better than the film it's in (Norbit).  He is a master in his field, and unfortunately, his field is now being left behind due to advances in technology.  While I don't bemoan the digital effects that can create a film like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Baker's work is just as impressive in its own way, but the demand for it has declined. In a video taking us behind the scenes of his workshop and studio, Baker explains that he doesn't want to throw his creations out, and he wants to bring them to the Academy Museum.  It's bittersweet to see Baker face the decline of his profession, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Who is the Most Valuable Monster of our World Series of Monsters team?

27 October 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first round of HitFix's inaugural World Series of Monsters is over and your picks have taken the field.  Beginning today you can vote for the Most Valuable Monster of this amazing team, but let's look at the results first shall we? Vampires (3rd Base) Dracula (Gary Oldman from "Bram Stoker's Dracula") took it with 22.24% of the vote. He beat David from "The Lost Boys" who had 20%. Swoony Vampires (Designated Hitter) In something of a shocker, Selene from the "Underworld" franchise blew away the competition with 30.67%. Very disappointing showing by the "Twilight" and "Vampire Diaries" fan bases. Demons (Catcher) Pennywise easily won this with 24.2% of the vote. Slightly unexpected. Serial Slashers (Shortstop) The legend, Freddy Krueger, took the starting spot with 28.26%. His closest competition? Michael Myers with 17%.  And the once proud Jason Voorhees? Finished with just 12.8% which put him behind "Saw's" Jigsaw. Ouch. Killer Animals and Insects (Bullpen) A close »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Halloween happenings 2014 by Jennie Kermode - 2014-10-26 15:33:40

26 October 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

We look at the scary films you can get your teeth into this Halloween Week.

Aberdeen 31st The Exorcist, the Vue.

Belfast 30th Little Shop Of Horrors, Odyssey Cinema. 30th The Lost Boys, Odyssey Cinema. 31st Beetlejuice, Odyssey Cinema. 31st A Nightmare On Elm Street, Odyssey Cinema.

Birmingham 31st The Cat And The Canary, with live music, Town Hall. 31st Nosferatu, Town Hall. 31st The Exorcist, the Electric Cinema. 31st Ring, the Electric Cinema.

Bristol 31st Frightfest All Nighter: ABCSs Of Death 2, The Pact II, The Editor, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, Last Shift, Watershed.

Brynmawr 31st Halloween all-nighter: The Shining, Scream, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Howling, Night Of The Demon, Market Hall Cinema.

Cardiff 31st Alien and Aliens, the Vue. 31st Motley Movies: Ring, Portland House.

Derby 31st Dead and Breakfast: Hellraiser, Psycho Beach Party, Torso, Wolfcop and An American Werewolf In London.

Dundee 30th Dundead: The Ghost Train, »

- Jennie Kermode

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Watch New Trailer for Griffin Dunne Doc About His Aunt, Joan Didion

24 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I first encountered Griffin Dunne, now 58, as one of the New York producers, with partner Amy Robinson, of Joan Micklin Silver's "Chilly Scenes of Winter." He went on to produce "Baby It's You" and "Running on Empty" as he pursued an acting career, starring in Martin Scorsese's "After Hours" and John Landis's "An American Werewolf in London," and more recently, "House of Lies," "Red Band Society," "The Discovers" and "Dallas Buyers Club."  Read: Griffin Dunne Talks Acting, "The Discoverers" Dunne is also a director; among a string of decent indie features, his 1995 debut short film "Duke of Groove" was nominated for an Oscar, and he's been directing "The Good Wife" and writing a feature that he'd like to direct. Mostly he's been fine-tuning the doc about Joan Didion, now that he's finished interviewing her. "She was really »

- Anne Thompson

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Fox Orders Comedy-Horror Anthology Series Scream Queens from Glee Creators

20 October 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have had a pretty successful partnership that goes back to Nip/Tuck, with the duo spearheading the hit FX horror anthology series American Horror Story and the upcoming true crime anthology series American Crime Story.  Murphy and Falchuk added one more person to their team in creating the Fox comedy Glee, producing the musical comedy series with Ian Brennan.  As Glee winds down its current final season, the trio is planning a new show to premiere in Fall 2015, Scream Queens.  Fox has given a straight-to-series order for the comedy-horror show, which will also be an anthology series that “resets” each season with a new setting and story.  Hit the jump for much more on the show. The 15-episode first season of Scream Queens will revolve around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders, and the idea is that each season »

- Adam Chitwood

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season 3

17 October 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 20-11

20. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) directed by Wes Craven

Before he was the one-line-loving, crassly, campy class clown known as Freddy, Fred Krueger was the stuff of genuine nightmares. Scarred and grinning in his striped wool sweater, Fred prowls the dreamscape realm of the local high schoolers, the children upon whom he once preyed before their parents got smart and burned him alive. Years ago, Fred was a janitor at the elementary school; he lured children into the boiler room, where, it’s insinuated, he molested and maimed the kids. Now, years later, he returns to haunt the dreams of the children of Suburbia, America. Craven conjures the most surreal imagery of his wildly uneven career here, and Robert Englund instills Craven’s iconic creation with sharp, wry kind of terror, his playful delivery still ironic before the sequels declawed him. He wears his ratty old fedora like »

- Greg Cwik

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Lff 2014: ‘Spring’ is a horror rom-com with horns on

15 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Spring

Written by Justin Benson

Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead

USA, 2014

Following their mildly acclaimed 2012 effort Resolution, directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead further establish themselves as some of the most promising gruesome genre mechanics to be observed – if from a safe and secure distance. In their new film Spring they turn their gaze to a beloved titan of the macabre, channeling an eternal struggle of the ancient ones that H.P Lovecraft would enjoy, with creatures most cryptic dwelling among an unsuspecting population.

With little to lose and in desperate need of a life kick-start, American Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) flees his dead-end life for Italy after his mother dies from a prolonged bout of cancer, his uncommitted and unfocused career as a chef also failing to warm up. Listlessly following the boozy backpack trail, he meets the stunningly beautiful Louise (Nadia Hilker) in a sleepy sun-dappled beach town, »

- John

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