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Real-life murder strikes the horrorcore underground

24 September 2009 10:09 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

This month has brought with it a wave of horror the blood thirsty masses have been lapping up for three plus weeks now. Carriers, Jennifer's Body, Sorority Row, and 9 all enjoy current theatrical runs, while the highly anticipated Pandorum will tackle the box office today. The ridiculously eerie Grace arrived on DVD shelves this month, as did Clive Barker's Book Of Blood, Deadgirl, Methodic and Rob Zombie?s The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto among others. John Sandford's latest novel Rough Country will street on the 29th, and Stephen Jay Shwartz saw his debut novel Boulevard hit stands on the 15th. Musically it's been an exceptional month for horror releases as well thanks to the extremely successful Insane Clown Posse release Bang! Pow! Boom!, while the upcoming Dethklok album Dethalbum II is  poised to cause commotion on the 29th. Seems like a damn fine month for horror eh?

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- (Matt Molgaard)

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Inside Story: Melanie Griffith's Struggle with Addiction

26 August 2009 10:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Melanie Griffith knows all too well the challenges of getting - and staying - sober. The actress, who underwent treatment twice for substance abuse in 1988 and 2000, checked into a rehab facility, her rep said Monday, to "reinforce her commitment to stay healthy." Her third stint in rehab marks what has been an on-again, off-again battle with addiction for the past three decades. Admitting she has "an addictive personality," Griffith, 52, once told Australian magazine New Idea four years after her first trip to rehab that she's "lucky to be alive. I was never as bad as some people I knew, shooting heroin and stuff. »

- Eunice Oh

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Melanie Griffith Checks Into Rehab

24 August 2009 4:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Melanie Griffith has checked into a rehab facility, her rep confirms to People. "She is there to reinforce her commitment to stay healthy," says her rep Robin Baum. "This is part of a routine plan that was designed between her and her doctors years ago."  According to reports, the actress, 52, is staying at the Cirque Lodge in Utah. This is the third rehab stint for the actress in recent years. In 2000, Griffith released a statement that she was seeking treatment for a drug problem. "My doctor has referred me to the Daniel Freeman Hospital to step down from the prescribed »

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'Iron Man' tops VES Awards nominees

18 January 2009 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With five nominations, "Iron Man" leads the list for the seventh annual Ves Awards, which were chosen Saturday by panels comprised of members of the Visual Effects Society.

The Marvel Studios-produced superhero movie was cited in the categories of visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie, best single visual effect of the year, outstanding animated character in a live-action movie, outstanding models and miniatures in a feature, and outstanding special effects in a movie. The nominees cited for "Iron Man" are Ben Snow, Hal Hickel, Victoria Alonso and John Nelson.

Its competition for the best visual effects in a visual effects-driven movie honor are "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (Wendy Rogers, Dean Wright, Andrew Fowler, Greg Butler), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Eric Barba, Edson Williams, Nathan McGuinness, Lisa Beroud), "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Michael J. Wassel, Lucy Killick, Adrian de Wet, Eamonn Butler) and "Cloverfield" (Kevin Blank, »

- By Gregg Kilday

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