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Watch: Vintage 30-Minute 'Fear On Film' Talk With John Landis, David Cronenberg & John Carpenter

16 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers. Carpenter was the dark master of the brilliant B-movie (“Halloween,” “The Fog,” “The Thing”—the latter being a work in progress during this talk), Cronenberg, the brain behind intelligent but disturbingly physical horror (“Scanners,” “Rabid,” “The Brood,” the then-forthcoming “Videodrome”), and Landis the genius of comic horror (“American Werewolf in London” and many other clever genre spoofs). The three directors and host Mick Garris touch on the reason for the popularity of horror films (“they're entertaining”—Landis), the difficult necessity of working with elaborate and gruesome special effects, something all three of the directors know a lot about (think “The Fly, »

- Ben Brock

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Ten of the Most Disturbing Body Horror Films Ever Made

14 April 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

There are several subgenres in scary movies, but one of the most petrifying to endure is "body horror." While it's certainly unnerving to watch an innocent heroine try to hold her own against a murdering sociopath, it's much more unsettling to witness a person menaced by their own body. Body horror films are often difficult to sit through, since the viewer feels his or her own vulnerability at work; after all, what greater invasion of privacy is there than to have your nemesis lurking beneath your own skin? What greater discomfort exists than watching a familiar character morph into a horrific creature?   In honor of this particularly repulsive horror category, I've listed ten of the most disturbing body horror movies ever made. Read on, and see which titles you can stomach...     10. Thinner   In this Stephen King adaptation, Billy Halleck is a self-centered, overweight man with no remorse. When he accidentally runs over a gypsy woman, »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Two New Mr. Jones Clips Get Inside Your Head

14 April 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Two new clips have arrived from Mr. Jones, and they're ready to break into your skull, roll around your head, and then have you singing that damned Counting Crows song until someone admits you into an asylum. You've been warned.

From the Press Release

“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare...

From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.

Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also have an »

- Steve Barton

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Two New Clips from Mr. Jones

14 April 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last month, Anchor Bay Films announced that Mr. Jones will get a Blu-ray and DVD release in April, with a limited theatrical release taking place in May. Here’s a look at two brand new clips from the movie:

“Beverly Hills, CA – “Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare… From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray™, DVD and on demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is April 9th. Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also »

- Jonathan James

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Over 30 Images from the John Carpenter Tribute Art Show

12 April 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Right on the heels of its Wes Craven Tribute Art Show last month, Hyaena Gallery (1928 W Olive Ave.) in Burbank, California is now playing host to an art show - called "All Outta Bubblegum" - dedicated to another master of horror: John Carpenter. Hyaena is hosting an opening reception tonight (April 12th), but Shock dropped in early to see some of the awesome work on display. And there is some truly cool stuff from The Fog, They Live, The Thing and Escape from New York. Artists also took a crack at Vampires, Prince of Darkness, Christine and Big Trouble in Little China.

The post Over 30 Images from the John Carpenter Tribute Art Show appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Six John Carpenter movies. One great night.

12 April 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Just a quick reminder for anyone in the London area tonight. We love John Carpenter here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema. We love All Nighters here at 24Fps. Luckily for us, so do the nice folk at The Prince Charles Cinema. So colour us happy that they're hosting a John Carpenter All-Nighter tonight, and if you're thinking of heading down, you might just catch us there too. The line-up is phenomenal, showcasing the very best of John Carpenter through the ages. The films included are Halloween, probably the best slasher movie ever made. Creepy classic, The Fog. Cult favourites, Escape from New York and They Live. Arguably John Carpenter's greatest achievement, The Thing, and one of my own personal favourites, Big Trouble in Little China. The event takes place at The Prince Charles Cinema in London tonight, April 12th, »

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Horror History: Check Out the Original Press Kit for John Carpenter's The Thing

10 April 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Few films in the history of horror cinema have had a greater impact on the genre than John Carpenter's The Thing. The film, simply put, is as close to perfect as they come. Now it's time to take a look back and check out the press kit for this 1982 masterpiece.

The kit, which has been uploaded to imgur, is dated February 11, 1982, and is filled with all sorts of incredible goodies such as the original press notes, the summary of the film which was not for publication, as well as a wealth of photos, etc.

Check it out below, and then wipe the drool from your mouth and wish you had this bad boy in your collection!

God bless the internet!

Kurt Russell starred in the film about scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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- Steve Barton

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Icons and Friends Bring You: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!!

5 April 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Howdy fright fiends! All of us here at Icons of Fright are pretty hardcore when it comes to being soundtrack fanatics. Whether it be Rob or Justin blasting away with their Death Waltz vinyl, or little ol’ me (Jerry), sorting through my insane amount of iTunes soundtracks or Mondo vinyl collection, the fact is that we’re constantly in adoration of all things music, especially when the tunes are from our favorite fright films. Since this whole month of April is one big celebration of our ten year anniversary, and we wanted to make things really fun, we decided that instead of just writing an article about Our favorite soundtracks, we would reach out to our friends and colleagues and ask them to join up and contribute to this one. So, without further ado, we bring you Icons and Friends: Our Favorite Genre Film Scores!

 

Rob G. (Co-creator, Icons Of Fright, »

- Jerry Smith

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Check Out the Scary Blood Glacier Trailer!

4 April 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“A Slice of Horror Reminiscent of John Carpenter’s The Thing!”, screams the poster for Blood Glacier. No kidding! This looks good though and I really like the title (much better than the snooze original title The Station).

Blood Glacier opens in Select Theaters and Available on Video on Demand May 2nd

Four technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing the red liquid oozing from the ice, they discover a new alien organism with the astonishing capability of transforming the local wildlife into horrific hybrids and monster mutations. With the Minister of the Environment hiking to the station for an official visit, many frightening questions must be answered if the confrontational team are to survive and cope with the giant wood lice, the beetle-foxes, crossbred flying predators and much, much worse…

Here’s what the critics are saying:

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- Tom Stockman

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‘Blood Glacier’ Trailer Looks Like a Visually Effective Descendant of ‘The Thing’

4 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’ve seen more than a few films that have been heavily inspired by John Carpenter’s The Thing — one was even also called The Thing! On the surface, the awesomely-titled Blood Glacier is very much in that vein, as it follows a scientific team in the snowy Alps as the small group contends with a […]

The post ‘Blood Glacier’ Trailer Looks Like a Visually Effective Descendant of ‘The Thing’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Casting Net: Ben Stiller in talks for 'I Am Chippendales'; Plus, Norman Reedus, more

31 March 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in I Am Chippendales, the true story of the fraught ascent of the male stripper revue, based on Rodney Sheldon’s book. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty star would play Nicolas de Noia, a former choreographer who helped usher the show into the mainstream. The story will focus on founder Steve Banerjee. Alan Ball, best known for his work as an executive producer on shows like True Blood, Banshee, and Six Feet Under, will direct. [Variety]

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus has boarded the cast of John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine about »

- Lindsey Bahr

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John Carpenter to present Roger Corman with Legend Award at New Media Film Festival

31 March 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

One bona fide movie legend will fete another on June 11 when John Carpenter presents Roger Corman with the New Media Film Festival’s Legend Award at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles. Carpenter is, of course, the director of such genre classics as Halloween and The Thing while the list of notable films made by producer and director Corman merely begins with The Trip, Death Race 2000, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and the original Little Shop of Horrors. As a distributor he was also responsible for introducing American audiences to an array of European art house films. (Those interested »

- Clark Collis

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Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time!!

28 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!

 

10.) Re-animator (1985)

Stuart Gordon’s film adaption of the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West: Reanimator” is thought of to many, as one of »

- Jerry Smith

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New Clip from Mr. Jones

26 March 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last month, Anchor Bay Films announced that Mr. Jones will get a Blu-ray and DVD release in April, with a limited theatrical release taking place in May. We recently gave you a look at the official trailer and now we have the first clip:

“Beverly Hills, CA – “Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare… From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray™, DVD and on demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is April 9th. Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival »

- Jonathan James

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New Clip from Mr. Jones Found in the Dark

26 March 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new clip has arrived from Mr. Jones, and we urge you to blink a few times so that your eyes can adjust a bit to the darkness. Once they do, you'll see the air vibrating around it. Please note: We don't guarantee the whole vibrating thing, but it works for the folks in the clip.

From the Press Release

“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare...

From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Underwater Creature Feature Leviathan Coming To Scream Factory Blu-ray!

19 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

One of the most underrated creature feature’s (and a personal favorite) is George P. CosmatosLeviathan. Sure, it’s basically an Alien and The Thing body-horror clone albeit with a deep sea locale, but the ensemble of character actors (Robocop himself Peter Weller, Ghostbuster‘s Ernie Hudson, and even They Live‘s Meg Foster as a steely corporate head!) and spectacular creature effects by Stan Winston make it stand on its’ own.

Scream Factory thinks so too, as they are now set to give the film it’s HD debut and release it during their so-called “Summer of Fear”! Here’s what they had to say:

Our “Summer of Fear” release slate is about to get drenched. We’re thrilled to report that we will be bringing the 1989 underwater monster flick Leviathan to Blu-ray for the first time this August! We know this will please many of you as »

- Justin Edwards

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Fillion, Gaiman, Tennant and More Scheduled for The Real History Of Science Fiction

10 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

April 19th is getting better and better. First we get the premiere of Season 2 of the so-very-excellent Orphan Black on BBC America, and now comes news of another premiere that follows directly after: a new docu-series entitled The Real History of Science Fiction.

Check out all the deets below, including an outrageously wonderful list of contributors, from William Shatner to Neil Gaiman to Ursula K McGuin, and So Many More:

BBC America Premieres New Original Docu-Series The Real History of Science Fiction on April 19 As told by the genre’s greatest pioneers, the four-part docu-series explores recurring science fiction themes: Robots, Space, Invasion and Time

New York –, March 10, 2014 – BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. The new original documentary series is a »

- Erin Willard

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Mr. Jones Trailer Arrives to Send Shivers

10 March 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The official home video trailer has arrived for Mr. Jones, and we have every startling second of it for you right here. That is, if you find it startling. If not, we have every regular second of it for you anyway. We like to be flexible.

From the Press Release

“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare...

From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray and $24.98 for the DVD.

Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in »

- Uncle Creepy

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Mr. Jones Trailer Released

10 March 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last month, Anchor Bay Films announced that Mr. Jones will get a Blu-ray and DVD release in April, with a limited theatrical release taking place in May. Here’s a look at the official trailer:

“Beverly Hills, CA – “Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare… From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit The Pact and The Divide, comes Mr. Jones, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray™, DVD and on demand from Anchor Bay Films. Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is April 9th. Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Mr. Jones will also have an exclusive Los »

- Jonathan James

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Bam! Pow! Zap! Kurt Russell Talks Snake Plissken Reboots; 'Catching Fire''s Willow Shields on Jennifer Lawrence Being Goofy on Set

6 March 2014 6:20 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

This week we sit down with a veteran of one of the baddest and most beloved sci-fi films in history who’s enjoyed a 50-year career in showbiz, and a 13-year-old star from the most popular sci-fi franchise of the moment whose career is just kicking into high gear. Kurt Russell: A Snake Plissken Reboot Is a Bad Idea – Unless… Kurt Russell has that rare distinction of being both a big-name movie star and a sci-fi fantasy cult icon due to his enduringly potent '80s-era collaborations with director John Carpenter (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing). Now in the twisty, turning caper film The Art of the Steal, opening in limited release March 14, Russell gives a charmingly down-and-out performance as part of heist crew that includes the...

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