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Poltergeist Tribute Poster by Scott Hopko - "Go Into the Light"

15 September 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Artist Scott Hopko has released another amazing movie poster design. This piece is a tribute to one of my favorite horror films ever — Poltergeist. I love that this move was rated PG but still managed to scare the living shit out of people! They sure don't make PG movies like this anymore. 

The 27″ X 40" size print is an awesome illustration for any fan of the terrifying film that was brought to us by Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg. If you want to buy one for yourself, click here.

Source: Blurppy  »

- Joey Paur

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Double Review: Deadly Eyes & Leviathan (Blu-ray)

6 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory recently gifted us genre fans a double dose of creature feature terrors with their Blu-ray releases of the killer rat flick Deadly Eyes and George P. Cosmatos’ hugely underrated deep sea horror film Leviathan.  While both films aren’t necessarily well-known amongst more casual fans, it’s great to see Scream put such great effort into their presentations for each of these cult classics.

For those who haven’t seen it before, Deadly Eyes (or Rats)is a rather ridiculous (but wonderfully so) early ‘80s nature-run-amok story that plays up the concerns and dangers of modern urban society by way of roided-out killer rat infestations that have a penchant for human flesh. The film takes its premise very seriously, but it’s the use of Daschunds in rat costumes that has given Deadly Eyes something of an unintentional comedic spin, making for a rather uneven horror film.

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- Heather Wixson

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Interview – Jack Reher talks Rex’d: Welcome to Scholomance

6 September 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zachary Leeman chats with Jack Reher about his new novel Rex’d: Welcome to Scholomance…

Jack Reher has graciously taken time to speak with us before about everything from how he became a screenwriter to the public release of his script for the Pin remake.

Now the writer finds himself filling some different shoes as a novelist. The work is titled Rex’d: Welcome to Scholomance and Reher had some interesting things to say about the throwback story to 80s genre films by everyone from Steven Spielberg to Joe Dante.

Check the conversation below out to get an idea about the book, its transition from script to novel and Reher’s fanboy love of everything 80s from Poltergeist to Gremlins.

Zachary Leeman: Tell me how Rex’d came together.

Jack Reher: Rex’d was originally a script I wrote. You know, it was at the tail end of last »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: The Evolution of the PG-13 Rating - Has It Become a Hindrance?

5 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Many cinephiles know that  the PG-13 rating that is so popular today is a relatively new addition to the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America. Basically, because some movies with more questionable content like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Poltergeist and Gremlins threw parents into an uproar because the content didn't seem to fit the PG-rating moniker, Steven Spielberg and the MPAA came up with the PG-13 rating as a middle ground between the more kid-friendly PG films, and the adult-oriented R-rated flicks. However, GoodBadFlicks thinks the PG-13 rating is causing problems. Here's a video essay from GoodBadFlicks called Wtf Happend to PG-13? (via SlashFilm): While the video raises some fair points, there are some conclusions here that just don't make sense. The biggest criticism seems to be that studios are cutting  what should be R-rated films and dumbing them down to get the coveted teenage demographic into theaters. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD Revealed

7 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As Sally Hardesty’s strength diminished with Hitchhiker and Leatherface hot on her heels, the Black Maria cattle truck came to her aid near the end of Tobe Hooper’s classic 1974 horror film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Immortalizing the truck is Mpi/Dark Sky Films, which has just unveiled the The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition Blu-ray / DVD.

A four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack that will be available exclusively at www.gorgon-video.com beginning on September 16th (with a suggested retail price of $99.98) before hitting retail shelves on October 14th, The Limited Deluxe Black Maria Edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of four new home media versions of the film, all of which contain a new 4k digital transfer and a fresh 7.1 surround sound mix. Already known as one of the most visceral horror films ever released, the remastered sound »

- Derek Anderson

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Poltergeist Remake Receives New Release Date

6 August 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“They’re here.” It’s unknown if this popular and creepy line from Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror film, Poltergeist, will make its way into Fox’s remake, but one thing is now certain: we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. Originally slated for a February 13th, 2015 unveiling, Fox will now release their Poltergeist remake next summer.

Deadline reports that the Poltergeist remake is now scheduled for a July 24th, 2015 release, reportedly making it the first theatrical horror release of next summer (though this will likely change as future release dates of other films are revealed and/or changed). Filling the abandoned Valentine’s Day weekend slot is Matthew Vaughn’s comic-book based Kingsman: The Secret Service (previously slated for an October 24th, 2014 release), which will share the romantic weekend spotlight with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the Poltergeist reimagining from a »

- Derek Anderson

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Editorial: The Blair Witch Project at 15

30 July 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

At first glance, the horror movie that seemed most primed for success in the summer of 1999 was the remake of The Haunting. While no one had been clamoring for a remake of Robert Wise’s 1963 classic, at least the talent involved in the modern revamp was promising. You had director Jan de Bont of Speed (1994) and Twister (1996) fame and even if that wasn’t quite an assurance of quality, there was producer Steven Spielberg who clearly knew a thing or two about building cinematic haunted houses. Sure, Poltergeist (1982), with its avalanche of Ilm wizardry, had been a very different movie than The Haunting but anyone would’ve told you that in 1999 no audience would settle for anything less than the state-of-the-art – especially in the age of CGI – so going with the FX-heavy approach would be a must. Add to that a cast that included Liam Nesson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lily Taylor, »

- Ryan Turek

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Midnights This Weekend at The Hi-Pointe – Take the Whole Family!

28 July 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You could have dinner with us… my brother makes good head cheese! You like head cheese?”

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre screens this Friday and Saturday nights (August 1st and 2nd) at midnight at the Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis) as part of Destroy the Brain’s Late Night Grindhouse series.

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may or may not be the scariest horror movie ever made (I think it is) but it’s certainly one of the most referenced, imitated, ripped off, and influential. It opened in October of 1974 when I was 13 and I read about it in a few monster mags, but could not initially talk my dad into taking me to see it (hew was usually pretty cool about that kind of thing – he’d already taken me to French Connection and A Clockwork Orange). About 6 months later, in April of 1975, the Italian horror film »

- Tom Stockman

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15 Fun Facts About E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial

14 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was one of the very first movies that I ever saw in theaters. It was a magical movie going experience that I'll never forget. It has been 32 years since this movie was released, and there's so much about it that I didn't know until I put together this list of trivia for you to browse through. Here are 15 fun facts about E.T., some of which you might not know about.

Steven Spielberg shot most of the film from the eye-level of a child to further connect with Elliot and E.T. With the exception of Elliot's mom, no adults' faces are shown until the last half of the film.Most of the full-body puppetry was performed by a 2' 10 tall stuntman, but the scenes in the kitchen were done using a 10-year old boy who was born without legs but was an expert on walking on his hands. »

- Joey Paur

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 14th 2014

14 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »


In a canny move surprising few, Amazon have gone and echoed a pattern Netflix began around a year ago and nabbed a series from the Us where they will add an episode each week the day after its Us broadcast. This practice worked well with Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn in the past year and the publicity it got could well be the reason why you might encounter so many people who are only now making their way through five seasons of Breaking Bad via Netflix. So the show in question which be all exclusive up in here is the new Steven Spielberg/Halle Berry joint called Extant.

I knew nothing about this show going in and that is perhaps the best way to view it. I’m not going to claim this is the new Lost or whatever at this point but the first episode was ‘promising »

- Chris Holt

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The Answer is Not to Abolish the PG-13 Rating

3 July 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In an article over at Cinema Blend, Gabe Toro makes a case for abolishing the PG-13 rating on the back of the PG-13 recently handed out to Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 3, the first installment in the franchise not to receive an R-rating. The reason given by the MPAA for the rating was due to "violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language". The reason given by Stallone for the rating, however, was, "We want to reach as many people as possible. It's very close to an R, believe me, it's right there. But I think we owe it to the next generation. We thought we'd join that club for a while." Of course, he could have just given the reason without beating around the bush, which is We want to make more money at the box office. When the PG-13 rating was originally introduced »

- Brad Brevet

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Fantasia’s Second Wave of Programming Announced

27 June 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its second wave of programming, which includes a screening of Ju-On: The Beginning of the End and a 40th anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, where Tobe Hooper will be presented with a lifetime achievement award:

“Official Closing Film – Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York

Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, New Rose Hotel and the recently re-released Ms 45.

Welcome To New York is loosely based on the Dsk scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of the bravest performances of his career. Co-starring is the equally sensational Jacqueline Bisset.

Abel Ferrara will be on hand to host this special evening, »

- Jonathan James

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Kids' Movie Quotes: The Most Iconic, Memorable, and Repeated Lines in Movie History

27 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.

And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!

"So never kick a dog / Because he's »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Fantasia 2014: Second Wave Titles Include New Ju-On Film, Open Windows, Life After Beth, The Drownsman, Let Us Prey, At the Devil's Door, Creep; Tribute to Tobe Hooper

26 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with more titles heading to the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival as well as a few new images and word on a Lifetime Achievement Award for Tobe Hooper. Read on for all the details!

From the Press Release:

Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to unveil additional highlights to rev you up for our July 10th Press Conference, where our full 2014 film lineup will be revealed.

Official Closing Film - Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York

Fantasia will close its 2014 edition with the North American Premiere of Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York, the controversial latest from the legendary filmmaker behind such landmarks as Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, New Rose Hotel and the recently re-released Ms 45.

Welcome To New York is loosely based on the Dsk scandal and stars the iconic Gérard Depardieu in one of »

- Debi Moore

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Second Wave of Fantasia International Film Festival Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York!

26 June 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an even more impressive place to be next month. We’ve combined the two announcements into one, just to give you fright fiends a glimpse at the awesome list of titles coming to festival goers next month.

First Wave:

Opening Film: Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Filles)

Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.

Set in »

- Jerry Smith

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Abel Ferrara coming to Fantasia Fest in second wave of programming

26 June 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 18th Fantasia International Film Festival’s second lineup of films was unveiled Thursday, and it features the closing night film on August 5, Welcome to New York directed by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45).

Ferrara will be present to talk about his latest film, starring Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset. The film was received with warm reviews after appearing out of competition at Cannes and at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Fantasia Film Fest runs July 17 to August 5 in Montreal, and the full lineup of films, in addition to the ones already announced, will be released July 10.

View the whole press release of second wave lineup announcements below.


Fantasia Announces Second Wave

Of 2014 Programming Montreal, Thursday June 26, 2014 – Following last week’s first wave of programming announcements, the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to unveil additional highlights to rev you up for our July 10th Press Conference, where »

- Brian Welk

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PiFan reveals 2014 line-up

19 June 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) announced its line-up today with Maximilian Erlenwein’s German thriller Stereo [pictured] as the opening film.

Stereo received its world premiere in the Berlinale Panorama section in February but will recieve its Asian premiere at PiFan.

The festival’s closing film will be the world premiere of Korean director Kwon Lee’s sophomore feature My Ordinary Love Story, featuring popular stars Song Sae-byeok and Kang Ye-won.

“My Ordinary Love Story starts off as a humorous romantic comedy and later transforms into a horror mystery,” said chief programmer Jangwan Pyeon, describing it and the opening film as representative of the PiFan’s focus on more “complex genre films” this year.

The festival will screen 210 films from 47 countries with 43 world premieres and 20 international premieres. It will run July 17-27 with the closing ceremony on July 25 and encore screenings on the last two days.

Competition titles

The Puchon Choice: Feature competition section of 12 titles »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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The Top 10 Iconic Movie Inanimate Objects

10 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When we think of movie characters they are larger than life in human form. However, there is a tendency to connect a particular film or film’s mortal personality with something that registers beyond the piece of entertainment or the walking and talking characterizations. The realization is that some movie-related inanimate objects equal or surpass the human element in cinema while adding elements of mystery, curiosity, symbolism and imagination.

In The Top 10 Iconic Movie Objects let us take a look at some of the non-breathing items that made an impact in their perspective films and see what meaning these images brought to the table. Perhaps you have in mind your own treasured inanimate objects that come to mind that transcends your viewing pleasure during the screening of your favorite flicks?

The Top 10 Iconic Movie Inanimate Objects are as follows (Note: the selections are not presented in any order of chosen »

- Frank Ochieng

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30 Years Of 'Gremlins': How Steven Spielberg Ushered In The Era Of PG-13 Blockbuster Entertainment

5 June 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

30 years ago, Steven Spielberg—still some way from his 38th birthday—was at the height of his power. He had invented the modern blockbuster in “Jaws,” re-invented the old-school adventure in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” perfected the family movie in “E.T.,” united all these things for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and founded an immensely powerful production company, funding and steering innovative, horror-flavored projects like “Poltergeist” and “The Twilight Zone”—and something called “Gremlins,” a project Spielberg had bought and then given to a promising director of comic horror called Joe Dante, because the maestro himself was busy with “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” The “Gremlins” script, by a young writer named Chris Columbus, was exactly the kind of thing Spielberg had made work so well so far. He had perfected a certain tone: family-friendly because it was also family-frightening. And you could be sure his »

- Ben Brock

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How Steven Spielberg's Night Skies became E.T.

28 May 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Intended as a sequel to Close Encounters, Night Skies began in the 1970s but later stalled. We look at how its ideas evolved into E.T...


Having scored a phenomenal hit with Jaws in 1975, director Steven Spielberg used his considerable industry clout to make Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - a science fiction fairytale for the UFO age. It was a personal project for Spielberg, conceived and partly written by the director himself (several other writers made uncredited passes on the script), and based on Firelight, the UFO film he'd shot for $500 while he was a teenager.

“I had a real, deep-rooted belief that we had been visited in this century,” the director once said of his fascination with the UFO phenomenon. “I was a real UFO devotee in the 1970s, and really into the UFO phenomenon from reading. For me, it was science.”

Like Jaws, the production »

- ryanlambie

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