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The 2015 Summer Horror Preview

19 hours ago | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Them!, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, Jaws, The Omen, Poltergeist, John Carpenter’s The Thing, The Fly, The Blair Witch Project, Orphan, The Conjuring. For years and years, summer release has been integral to horror. The chill offsets the heat, the uncanny dread a counter to giant spectacle. Though the fall is a cozier atmosphere for the unknown…

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- Samuel Zimmerman

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Watch John Carpenter's Night Video Now

19 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

For many genre movie lovers, the name John Carpenter holds a special reverence. The man brought Halloween, Escape From New York, The Fog, The Thing, They Live, and In The Mouth of Madness --- to name just a few --- to life. He's also known as a fantastic soundtrack composer with a very distinct, dark-synth style in his own right. His recently released non-soundtrack album, Lost Themes, fills the void for many a barren fan's cravings. Just days ago, the first official music video for Lost Themes was unleashed. Directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, Night follows Carpenter as he puts on a virtual reality device and experiences driving a gleaming black muscle car throughout Los Angeles. Lavishly colored nightscapes roll across the screen of...

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Watch: 10-Minute Video Essay Breaks Down The Gory Chest Defibrillator Scene From 'The Thing'

17 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At Star Wars Celebration yesterday, much was made over the fact that the new BB8 droid is, in fact, a practical effect and not a product of CGI. This was proven to be true when the droid actually made its way on stage, to the delight of “Star Wars” fans all over. Now, obviously, CGI is never going away, but yesterday’s revelation proves that practical, handmade visual effects will always hold a special place in our hearts. That’s why we still love "E.T." and will never stop freaking out over the chestburster scene in “Alien.” Earlier this week, CineFix gave us yet another reason to love and appreciate practical effects. They posted a ten minute video that examined, in great detail, the defibrillator chest-chomping scene in John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” With the help of a top-notch special effect team, lead by Rob Bottin (“RoboCop,” “Total Recall »

- Ken Guidry

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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes gets futuristic with”Night” Music Video!

16 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

If you’re a fan of John Carpenter’s legendary film work (how could you Not be?), then chances are, you’re equally a fan of his musical endeavors as well. The master of horror behind such classic films such as Halloween, The Thing, The Fog and countless others has provided many of his films with synth-heavy music, all of which became instantly unforgettable and staples in horror fans’ ears. Earlier this year, John unleashed Lost Themes, an album of tracks for films that were never made (on Sacred Bones Records), and like every other bit of music Carpenter has made, the album has already turned ears on from fans and even newcomers to the director/musician.

Today, io9.com premiered the Gavin Hignight/Ben Verhulst-directed music video for “Night“, which is easily my favorite track off of Lost Themes. It’s a futuristic video that features Carpenter going »

- Jerry Smith

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Rip Richard Dysart of John Carpenters The Thing

10 April 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Hollywood curse Horror curse Were not certain exactly what in the world is going on this week other than the unfortunate natural order of things as yet another familiar face and fan embraced genre contributor has passed away. Richard Dysart who brought charisma and deep value to the character Copper in John Carpenters pitch perfect classic The Thing has passed away. According to his wife hed long battled serious illness before succumbing on April 5th. He was 86 years old. »

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 10

10 April 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: 1936 alternative one sheet for Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, USA, 1936), designer unknown, and Us one sheet for The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1980), designer: Saul Bass (1920-1996).As serendipity would have it, the two most popular posters of the past three months of Movie Poster of the Day were these two black and yellow faces, one a little-known 1930s poster by a journeyman designer at a budget print house, the other a very well known 1980s poster by the most recognizable name in movie poster design. Modern Times and Modern Horror. I’m hoping the love they received (over 500 likes and reblogs for each) were just as much about the items they were promoting: one my article on Leader Press, the other the Poster Boys podcast on Saul Bass by fellow movie poster aficionados (and ace designers) Sam Smith and Brandon Schaefer. Another Poster Boys related poster—Drew Struzan’s The Thing—also made the list. »

- Adrian Curry

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L.A. Law Star Richard Dysart Dead at 86; Stage and Screen Actor Co-Founded American Conservatory Theater

9 April 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Richard Dysart was known on TV for always keeping his wits about him. The star of stage and screen, who may be best known as firm partner Leland McKenzie on the hit series L.A. Law, died April 5 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long illness, He was 86. His publicist confirmed the news to the media. Dysart was on L.A. Law for the Stephen Bochco-created show's duration, from 1986 until 1994, winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1992. While that was easily his most high-profile role, the Boston-born thesp racked up dozens of small- and big-screen credits over the course of his nearly five-decade career, including roles in films such as The Thing, The Falcon »

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Richard Dysart, Emmy-Winning ‘L.A. Law’ Actor, Dies at 86

9 April 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Dysart, a stage and screen actor known best for his performance as Leland McKenzie in the NBC legal drama “L.A. Law,” died Sunday in his home in Santa Monica. He was 86.

Dysart was born in Boston and raised in Maine. In the 1950s, he got his start in radio and worked at New York’s off-Broadway Circle in the Square Theatre.

He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theater in the 60s, and played roles on Broadway throughout his career in “All in Good Time,” “The Little Foxes” and “A Place Without Doors.” His performance in “That Championship Season” for his role of the Coach which he created won him a Drama Desk Award in 1972.

In “L.A. Law” Dysart played patriarchal law firm partner LeLand McKenzie. The series aired for eight seasons from 1986-1994. Dysart’s performance earned him a primetime Emmy in 1992.

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- Seth Kelley

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Richard Dysart, Emmy-Winning ‘L.A. Law’ Actor, Dies at 86

9 April 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Richard Dysart, a stage and screen actor known best for his performance as Leland McKenzie in the NBC legal drama “L.A. Law,” died Sunday in his home in Santa Monica. He was 86.

Dysart was born in Boston and raised in Maine. In the 1950s, he got his start in radio and worked at New York’s off-Broadway Circle in the Square Theatre.

He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theater in the 60s, and played roles on Broadway throughout his career in “All in Good Time,” “The Little Foxes” and “A Place Without Doors.” His performance in “That Championship Season” for his role of the Coach which he created won him a Drama Desk Award in 1972.

In “L.A. Law” Dysart played patriarchal law firm partner LeLand McKenzie. The series aired for eight seasons from 1986-1994. Dysart’s performance earned him a primetime Emmy in 1992.

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- Seth Kelley

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Giveaway – Win an Avengers Swag Bag from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

And to celebrate, we’re giving away an Avengers Swag Bag full of Marvel-related goodies. Because this month is Avengers: Age of Ultron month. And we’re ridiculously excited.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 19th April. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? »

- Oli Davis

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The Flickering Myth Movie Show #2 – Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duff, Fast and Furious 7…

6 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

—Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Avengers Swag Bag Competition!—

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? Who is going to be Joss Whedon’s replacement for Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II? And our first look at The Thing from the Fantastic Four.

 

We’ve also got a great interview Zorro himself, Antonio Banderas, about the intricacies of working alongside an animated sponge in his new movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.

We’ve also »

- Oli Davis

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'Furious 7,' more movies that pulled off insane practical stunts and effects

3 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So much of movie magic these days is green screen and CGI — the work of animators and special effects artists. Given the fakery we’ve come to expect, when a movie comes along that pulls off some spectacular visuals on-set without a lot of post-production tweaking, that kind of movie magic makes us take notice. The latest wowing practical stunt: “Furious 7.” The “Fast and Furious” franchise has always made its mark with impressive action sequences done practically. If the seventh installment was trying to top the previous six in that department, it succeeded. This time featuring Dominic Toretto and his team drive skydiving cars out of a plane. To shoot the critical scene, the “Furious 7” stunt team actually dropped real live cars out of an airplane. Aerial cameramen followed the jump, doving with their own parachutes. The cars dropped first from an altitude of 12,000 feet in Colorado mountains, »

- Emily Rome

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Kurt Russell's Incredible Lip Rug -- Caution: May Cause Loss Of Manhood

1 April 2015 12:01 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

With 80 degree weather and tons of traffic, Tuesday started off like any other day in Los Angeles... that is, until Kurt Russell was photographed with the most incredible mustache we've ever seen ... making every male question their manhood.  Take a close up and gritty look at "The Thing" you'll probably never have.  Oh Hello There Mr. Russell Goldie Hawn's Handlebar The Over The Shoulder Stache The Prickly Pushbroom Kurt's Cookie Duster Zoomin' In On »

- TMZ Staff

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It Follows – The Review

26 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

There is finite number of themes from which to draw, so half the battle of making a compelling film is finding a new angle to tell a story already told countless times. David Robert Mitchell succeeds at this as writer and director of It Follows, a new horror film that’s receiving a level of artistic appreciation and acclaim rarely experienced by films true to this genre.

Set in suburban Detroit, the story follows Jay, a teenage girl who unwittingly becomes the target of an invisible evil force when she falls for a teenage boy who is not who he seems. Once the truth of the terror she has inherited sets in, she realizes she will never again be able to relax and enjoy her life, unless she can find a way to destroy the force compelled to follow her anywhere she goes. Accompanied by a handful of close friends, »

- Travis Keune

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Furious 7 set to break records with April opening weekend

13 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest in the massively successful Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7, is set to break box office records when it debuts on April 3rd in the Us.

On course to do stellar business across the globe, early tracking has the film opening in the region of $115 million when it debuts next month. In 2014, only one film managed an opening weekend in excess of $100 million, which was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which took $121 million when it debuted last November.

In terms of April records, the highest opening weekend was set last year by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned $95 million. Furious 7’s predecessor, Fast & Furious 6 took $117 million when it debuted in 2012, and ended up with over $780 million worldwide.

Furious 7’s release ushers in the summer box-office blockbuster season, with many of the year’s big hitters all expected to have bumper opening weekends, with the »

- Scott J. Davis

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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up – Mad Max, The Thing, Blade Runner – Oh My!

10 March 2015 8:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!”

I gotta say – this lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ may be the best ever! It’s almost like they let me choose them myself (which they did not). It’s a great selection with an unusually cool variety of standards and classics to draw the late night movie buff crowd.

The awesome line-up of midnight movies begins April 3rd and 4th with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (usually the series ends with Rocky in October so we’ll see how it does in April – meaning will it sell out in advance or on the night of?). The roster includes one Miyazaki (attendance insurance), the animated Watership Down (the uneven 1978 version of Richard Adams’ 1972 cult novel about rabbits) and cult comedy nuggets »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Resident Evil 4′: Bitores Mendez schools you in the politics of pain

6 March 2015 3:09 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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In a game so chock full of memorable boss encounters, it’s tough to settle on just one. With that said, though, the front-runner, and immediate stand-out in Resident Evil 4‘s gruesome gauntlet of titans, is the midway throwdown with the village chief, Bitores Mendez.

A character who had appeared a few times in RE4‘s first two acts, Mendez fit the bill perfectly as final boss material. He was mysterious, menacing, and extremely intimidating. In fact the first time Leon encounters him face to face, he is lifted up, wordlessly and struggling, unable to do anything to defend himself.

However, it’s not just his size that makes Mendez so immediately formidable, but also his station. As village chief, he is quite literally the general behind every single foot soldier you’ve put down so far. As such, the »

- Mike Worby

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Horror Round-Up: Tom Savini’s Nightmare City Remake, Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran, Fox Casts Lead Role for Frankenstein Pilot

3 March 2015 8:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have details on how you can support Tom Savini's Nightmare City remake that's presented by Umberto Lenzi, the director of the 1980 original, a look at a new poster and information for the Halloween-related documentary, Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran, and the reveal of who will play the lead role in Fox's Frankenstein pilot.

Tom Savini's Nightmare City Remake: Tom Savini, the Godfather of Gore, is fittingly set to direct and supervise the special effects on the Monsta Worx remake of Umberto Lenzi's zombie movie, Nightmare City. Lenzi himself is associate producing and presenting the project, with shooting slated to begin late this year in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. In addition to his duties behind the camera, Savini is also attached to play a role in the film, along with Judith O'Dea (Barbra from Night »

- Derek Anderson

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The Hallow | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

6 February 2015 12:40 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Hollow’s Eve: Hardy’s Creature Feature Debut Has Superficial Roots

It was announced that Irish director Corin Hardy would be heading up The Crow reboot for Relativity preceding the premiere of his directorial debut The Hallow at the Sundance Film Festival, which was presumably good marketing for a film with just enough winning elements to satisfy genre aficionados. A simple, arguably derivative premise lays the eerie groundwork for what promises to be a memorable entry in a the struggling vein of modern backwoods horror narratives, though its bid to unify science with the supernatural is ultimately unsatisfactory, with a denouement that loses traction well before the predictable third act reaches an inevitable stride. Still, Hardy proves to be a devotee of vintage creature feature animations, utilizing tricks from a bygone era of special effects, acknowledging famous influences Stan Winston, Dick Smith and Ray Harryhausen in the end-credits. If only »

- Nicholas Bell

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Horror Round-Up: Keanu Reeves Joins The Neon Demon, El Rey Network’s ‘Rip Your Heart Out’ Marathon, Blood Feast Portsmouth Screening

6 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror round-up! Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon has added a few key cast members, the El Rey Network kicks off their 2nd annual ‘Rip Your Heart Out’ Marathon on Cupid’s big day next weekend, and Portsmouth’s Seacoast Repertory Theatre is hosting a special screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis’ cult classic Blood Feast at the end of the month, featuring a Skype interview with the prolific director and a food competition amongst attendees.

The Neon Demon: Deadline recently reported that Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote have joined the growing cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s in-development horror film, The Neon Demon. The roles of the new additions are not yet known. Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee will also star in the film, with Fanning set to play an “aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise. »

- Derek Anderson

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