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John Carpenter Set To Bring Horror To The Small Screen With Two New Projects

7 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the course of his 55 year filmmaking career, John Carpenter has delivered some of the most iconic projects of both the horror and thriller genres. From Halloween and The Fog, to The Thing and Christine – the writer-director has been long-established as a gold-standard creator of cinema. Now, as he settles into his second half-century behind the camera, Carpenter has signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions that will see him bring all that experience, expertise and creativity to bear on the small screen, in two separate projects.

Firstly, Carpenter will develop Tales For A Halloween Night for Syfy. This will be a scripted anthology series based upon Carpenter’s own award-winning graphic novel series of the same name. While it’s confirmed for the Syfy network, a writer has yet to be hired to adapt the novel series for the television project. However, the potential of the show is noteworthy »

- Sarah Myles

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The Strangers 2 Will Have A Road Element To It

19 June 2017 5:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ten years is a lifetime in the film industry.

To put that into perspective, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was viewed as little more than wishful thinking back in 2007, when Jon Favreau and the Powers That Be quietly began plotting an Iron Man post-credits scene involving a certain Nick Fury. Twelve months later, Favreau’s standalone pic launched Robert Downey Jr.’s career into the stratosphere and the rest is history. But 2008 also witnessed the release of a lesser-known horror pic. Its name? The Strangers.

Headed up by Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, the home invasion thriller became something of a cult hit nine years ago and now, after enduring a prolonged spell in pre-production, The Strangers 2 is officially on the cards. It’s found its leading trio, too, now that former Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman have all climbed aboard to anchor the horror sequel. »

- Matt Joseph

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The Strangers 2 Is Influenced By John Carpenter

15 June 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ten years is a lifetime in the film industry.

To put that into perspective, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was viewed as little more than wishful thinking back in 2007, when Jon Favreau and the Powers That Be quietly began plotting an Iron Man post-credits scene involving a certain Nick Fury. Twelve months later, Favreau’s standalone pic launched Robert Downey Jr.’s career into the stratosphere and the rest is history. But 2008 also witnessed the release of a lesser-known horror pic. Its name? The Strangers.

Headed up by Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, the home invasion thriller became something of a cult hit nine years ago and now, after enduring a prolonged spell in pre-production, The Strangers 2 is officially on the cards. It’s found its leading trio, too, now that former Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman have all climbed aboard to anchor the horror sequel. »

- Matt Joseph

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The Strangers 2 director Johannes Roberts on the horror classics that have inspired the upcoming sequel

15 June 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Strangers was a surprisingly good horror movie back in 2008. The film preyed on our instinctual fear of isolation, home invasion, and evil without any motive. A sequel was greenlit ages ago, and was only recently announced to be back in production; the movie was previously thought to be cancelled due to financial problems, and the untimely death of director Marcel Langenegger.

The movie is now back on track, and new director Johannes Roberts spoke to Dread Central about the movie, and the classic horror films that he is pulling inspiration from:

“It’s going to be great, I hope. I’m in week two of filming. It’s Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman … It looks absolutely incredible. I love Bertino’s film, I think it’s an amazing movie and tonally this movie is going to fit very well into that universe. It has a real strong emotional heart, »

- Jordan Jones

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'Fargo' Director Breaks Down Penultimate Episode's Big Emotional Moment

14 June 2017 8:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Fargo,"Aporia."]

After starting his career as the young star of films like Christine and Dressed To Kill and then transitioning to directing small, well-received films like The Chocolate War and Waking the Dead, Keith Gordon has carved out a third act as one of the most reliable directors of prestige TV.

A résumé that already included episodes of shows like Dexter, Rectify, Rubicon, Masters of Sex and Homeland has reached something of a peak this spring as Gordon directed my favorite third season episode of The Leftovers (the »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’

25 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Robert Pattinson made his name in “Twilight” and now capitalizes on his global bankability by chasing distinctive character roles and indie auteurs. This time it’s  Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Competition entry “Good Time” (A24, August 11) as he takes on the canny older brother who looks out for his impulsive, hulking sibling (Benny Safdie).

At the official Cannes press conference following the screening, he announced that he’ll star in “Parrots of Summer,” the upcoming film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) as well as another film with David Michôd, with whom he worked on “The Rover.”

In the can is “Damsel,” a Zellner brothers western with Mia Wasikowska, which is seeking distribution; coming up are movies with French filmmaker Claire Denis (father-daughter space drama “High Life”) and “Christine” director Antonio Campos.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted »

- Anne Thompson

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Robert Pattinson Reveals How He Embraced The Streets of New York (and Dodged Paparazzi) Shooting ‘Good Time’

25 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert Pattinson made his name in “Twilight” and now capitalizes on his global bankability by chasing distinctive character roles and indie auteurs. This time it’s  Josh and Benny Safdie’s Cannes Competition entry “Good Time” (A24, August 11) as he takes on the canny older brother who looks out for his impulsive, hulking sibling (Benny Safdie).

At the official Cannes press conference following the screening, he announced that he’ll star in “Parrots of Summer,” the upcoming film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) as well as another film with David Michôd, with whom he worked on “The Rover.”

In the can is “Damsel,” a Zellner brothers western with Mia Wasikowska, which is seeking distribution; coming up are movies with French filmmaker Claire Denis (father-daughter space drama “High Life”) and “Christine” director Antonio Campos.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted »

- Anne Thompson

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The Pros and Cons of Looking Back: Close-Up on John Carpenter’s "Christine" and "Starman"

14 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown »

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Video Essay. John Carpenter: Master of Perspective

4 May 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.From the start, the disparity between John Carpenter’s tastes and his impulses as an artist were obvious to even those who loved him dearly. His breakout film, Halloween (1978), arguably the most replicated movie of all-time, was derided by one side of the taste divide for its players’ full-throated embrace of still-nascent horror archetypes—those whining babysitters and their slavishly puckish boyfriends!—and celebrated by the other for stylishly transcending its origins as an artless genre project. His remake of The Thing (1982) was attacked for placing special effects on the same level as classic suspense techniques, both of which, in Carpenter’s hands, were executed to perfection and denigrated accordingly. This duality in Carpenter’s work lead many, particularly as his career went on, to push back against his perceived inclination towards silliness. »

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The Hearse (1980) Coming to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome

10 March 2017 12:44 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Before Stephen King (on the printed page) and John Carpenter (on the big screen) introduced horror fans to a ’58 Plymouth Fury with a violent temper in Christine, George Bowers set out to give them goosebumps with The Hearse (1980), coming to Blu-ray this May from Vinegar Syndrome.

Blu-ray.com reports that Vinegar Syndrome will release The Hearse on Blu-ray on May 30th. No special features or cover art have been released at this time, but you can be sure that we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.

Synopsis (via Blu-ray.com): "Jane Hardy, recovering from emotional problems following a difficult divorce, leaves San Francisco for a summer in the country house left to her by her late aunt. On the road, she has an eerie, near-collision with a hearse. Arriving at "the old Martin place," she discovers it's been left as it was when her aunt died 30 years before. »

- Derek Anderson

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Inside No. 9 series 3 episode 4 review: Empty Orchestra

7 March 2017 7:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 7, 2017

All change for Inside No. 9 series 3, which delivers a quasi-musical in karaoke-themed instalment, Empty Orchestra…

This review contains spoilers.

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3.4 Empty Orchestra

“When you’ve cut someone’s bum off and eaten it, you kind of go, well, better try something different!” Steve Pemberton told us at the Inside No. 9 series three launch. In Empty Orchestra, a (whisper it) love story with a (keep whispering) happy ending, something different is exactly what he and Reece Shearsmith have done.

Compared to the thoroughgoing nastiness of The Riddle Of The Sphinx, this one’s as refreshing as a sea breeze. The baddies are punished, the goodies are rewarded, and the viewer can skip happily to bed »

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Complete List of Stephen King Adaptations

6 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Bag of Bones Black House, The (in production) Carrie/ Carrie re-make/ The Rage:Carrie II/ Carrie: The Musical Cell Christine Cujo Dark Half, The Dark Tower, The/ The Dark Tower Comic Book Series (film in production) Dead Zone, The/ The Dead Zone Television Series Delores Claiborne Desperation Dolan’s Cadillac Dreamcatcher Firestarter/ Firestarter II: Rekindled From a …

The post Complete List of Stephen King Adaptations first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site »

- Jay Alan

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Films that led to other films being cancelled

9 February 2017 2:40 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 15, 2017

Had Tomorrowland been a hit, we might have had a Tron sequel. We look at movies whose fate had a knock-on effect on other films...

You've probably heard of chaos theory and a thing called the butterfly effect - a concept where the flapping of an insect's wings in a London borough causes a shed to collapse somewhere in the Australian outback.  In other words, seemingly incidental events can have a knock-on effect on everything else - like that old board game, Mousetrap, where a ball falling into a bath caused a boot to kick a bucket, which eventually led to the cruel detainment of several rodents.

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The concept applies even in the high-stakes, high-energy world of filmmaking, where the success of one type of movie can prompt rival studios to greenlight their own, »

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Supergirl Round Table: Evil Winn Ftw!

8 February 2017 1:31 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

White Martians took over the bodies of some of our heroes on Supergirl Season 2 Episode 11, making it impossible to know who to trust. 

We also said goodbye to M'gann, who is sadly heading back to Mars. 

Below, TV Fanatics Steven Ford, Christine Orlando, Kathleen Wiedel, Jim Garner, and Yana Grebenyuk discuss missing James, Kara's feelings, and of course, "evil" Winn! 

Join us!

React to M'gann's decision to go back to Mars.

Steve: Well, good-bye then I guess? Something tells me M'gann will be back sooner rather than later. I think she will end up becoming a valuable ally to them down the road.

Christine: I wasn’t expecting that. I appreciated her reasoning, that if good people (or aliens) don’t stand up and fight for what they believe in, then that allows evil to take over. But I do feel bad for J’onn. The poor guy deserves a little love. »

- Stacy Glanzman

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Popcorn Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Coming This March from Synapse Films

17 January 2017 9:09 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Grab something sweet and salty from the concession stand and save yourself the best seat in the house, because this March, Synapse Films will release a limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray of Mark Herrier’s cult horror film Popcorn:

Featuring a 2K scan of the 35mm interpositive, Synapse Films' Popcorn Collector's Edition Steelbook Blu-ray is limited to 3000 items and is slated for a March 7th release. Below, we have a look at the cover art as well as the press release with full details:

Press Release: In the history of Synapse Films few titles have generated as much excitement as Popcorn, director Mark Herrier’s 1991 cult favorite that’s been one of the most in-demand genre films of the Blu-ray era. Unavailable for over a decade, Popcorn finally comes to HD in a deliciously butter-topped Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® Blu-ray that will have fans craving for refills! »

- Derek Anderson

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Heather’s Favorites of 2016

3 January 2017 2:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This has easily been the hardest time I’ve ever had whittling down my favorite genre offerings for the year. I was fortunate to watch so many great movies throughout the course of the last 12 months (over 150—new and old!), and considering the quality of projects from both the studio and independent sides of the business was exceedingly high, I probably could have featured 20 films on this list, and still would have at least a dozen more I could recommend to fellow fans. 2016 was definitely one of the best recent years in horror and that’s pretty rad.

Beyond the realm of movies, horror also had a strong showing on TV, as it seems almost every single network these days has something of interest if you’re looking to immerse yourself in horror on the small screen. I was also fortunate enough to attend several amazing genre events in 2016, making »

- Heather Wixson

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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

1 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link »

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