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Bears Fonte Inaugurates Other Worlds Austin Festival

2 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Science fiction has long been a favorite genre for me in literature and film. At Texas A&M, I was a member of Cepheid Variable, a student group devoted to science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and technology. I first saw John Carpenter's cult classic Dark Star at a Cepheid Variable B-Movie Night, and Something Wicked This Way Comes as part of Cepheid's 1984 AggieCon, the largest student-run fan convention in the world.

My insatiable appetite for science fiction has me often yearning for more of it at local festivals, so I was ectastic to discover that Austin's first science fiction film festival, Other Worlds Austin, will be held at Galaxy Highland from Thursday, December 4 through Saturday, December 6. Even more exciting is that former Austin Film Festival programmer Bears Fonté is the fest's founder and director of programming. I've long been a fan of Fonté's programming and we share a passion for short films. »

- Debbie Cerda

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'Something Wicked This Way Comes' Adds 'Walking Dead' Writer

30 October 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has hired screenwriter David Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) to pen the screenplay for their Something Wicked This Way Comes remake.

Based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, Something Wicked This Way Comes centers on a teenage boy whose sleepy Midwestern hometown becomes overrun by a carnival, with a mysterious leader who can grant any wish, at a sinister cost. We first reported on the project back in March, when Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to make his directorial debut.

Disney previously adapted the novel into the 1983 fantasy adventure Something Wicked This Way Comes, which starred Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce and Diane Ladd.

Seth Grahame-Smith is also producing alongside his KatzSmith Productions partner David Katzenberg. It isn't known when production may begin at this time.

David Johnson's big-screen credits include Orphan and Red Riding Hood, and he has also written for TV shows such as The Walking Dead »

- MovieWeb

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Disney's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' brings on the writer of 'Orphan'

30 October 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is not just one of his finest works, it's one of the best books I've ever read, and at this point in my life, that includes thousands of titles. What makes "Wicked" so great isn't just the story, although it's got a great plot, and it's not just the language, although Bradbury ladles it on like a master. It is the way "Wicked" captures not only the feeling in the air as Halloween approaches, but the way he observes and dissects human behavior so carefully and completely. Here's a paragraph from the book that just makes me swoon. “Why love the boy in a March field with his kite braving the sky? Because our fingers burn with the hot string singeing our hands. Why love some girl viewed from a train bent to a country well? The tongue remembers iron water cool on some long lost noon. »

- Drew McWeeny

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"Skull Island," "Wicked" Get New Writers

30 October 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two high-profile projects have just scored new screenwriters.

"Flight" and "Real Steel" screenwriter John Gatins has been hired to rewrite the script for "Skull Island," Legendary's King Kong prequel that explores the creature's home island.

Gatins takes over from Max Borenstein ("Godzilla," "Seventh Son") who penned the initial script. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing and Tom Hiddleston is slated to star in the project.

Meanwhile, "Wrath of the Titans" writer David Leslie Johnson has come onboard the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1962 fantasy novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" at Disney Pictures.

Seth Grahame-Smith helms the story of two teen boys in a small Midwestern town visited by a carnival. The carnival's leader is able to grant wishes, but at a terrible price.

Source: Heat Vision & Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Adaptation Adds Wrath Of The Titans Writer

30 October 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, new information about Disney’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s seminal October novel Something Wicked This Way Comes seems rather apropos. The planned film version of the fantastic novel already has a director in the form of author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, and now, it also has a writer: Wrath of the Titans scribe David Leslie Johnson.

Something Wicked This Way Comes is based on the Bradbury novel of the same name, and tells the story of two adolescent boys whose small Midwestern town is invaded by a traveling circus. The circus, and its head honcho Mr. Dark, promise to give the townfolk all they ever wanted, but at much higher price than a sideshow ticket. The novel has been adapted by Disney once before, in a version featuring Jonathan Pryce as Mr. Dark.

With the hiring of Johnson to pen the script, it now appears »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Wrath of the Titans Scribe Boards Something Wicked This Way Comes

30 October 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Earlier this year it was announced that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith has plans to make his directorial debut with a new big screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is now set to draft the project for Walt Disney Pictures. »

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Disney's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' Hires 'Wrath of the Titans' Writer (Exclusive)

29 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes has hired Wrath of the Titans writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. Author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith will make his directorial debut with the project. The story follows two teen boys whose small Midwestern town is taken over by a carnival featuring a mysterious leader who seems to be able to grant the townsfolk's wishes — but at a very dark cost. Disney and KatzSmith Productions announced in March that they would move forward on a film based on Bradbury's 1962 fantasy novel. Grahame-Smith is an

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- Rebecca Ford

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Explore Harry Potter's Dark Arts in new London exhibit

10 October 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Something wicked this way comes—to Warner Bros. Studios in London's The Making of Harry Potter exhibit, specifically. Filmed on the sets of Warner Bros.' Leavesden studio, the filmmakers who adapted J.K. Rowling's beloved series were left with thousands of props when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 wrapped. The Making of tour was opened as a result, and the latest installation, the Dark Arts Tour, will give fans a peek inside the more frightening corners of the magical world. Set to open on Oct. 14, the permanent addition will cover all manner of dark magic from the film series. »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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ABC Family’s 16th Annual 13 Nights Of Halloween Scares Up Fun Starting Oct. 19

18 September 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I have to admit that I’m a fan of ABC Family in general, and there aren’t many of their original shows that have let me down, but their holiday efforts are among my favorite television “events,” and it’s closing in on Halloween again. The 16th Annual 13 Nights of Halloween is starting in a month and a day, and you should make sure you have your calendar marked with all the opportunities.

It is slightly repetitive, and a little Tim Burton heavy (if there is such a thing for an event centered around Halloween), but the programming has become a real tradition, and there are three shows with Halloween specials, and a reality prank program in the mix. Plus, you’ve obviously got all your Halloween staples to enjoy, and a good mix of your favorites and new entries.

Catch all the info below, get a tease of the Pretty Little Liars special, »

- Marc Eastman

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L.A. Shriekfest Announces Full Lineup

5 September 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

It's that time of year again, kids. Can you smell it? Something wicked this way comes as Halloween season has officially begun! One of Los Angeles' finest horror film festivals, Shriekfest, has announced its full schedule; and we have everything you Need to know!

From the Press Release

Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the Fourteenth annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios' Charlie Chaplin Theater October 2-5, 2014.

Festival Director Denise Gossett says, "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years! That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity; filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good"!

Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in independent cinema from around the globe, selected from submissions that came in »

- Steve Barton

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Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape, Part Four: Josh Soriano

21 August 2014 10:13 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I rarely get alone time in my current living situation, which can sometimes make it difficult to get into the proper head space for writing. As an artist, I’m already heavily critical of what I’m working on, so it’s helpful to be able to release some anxiety though music. Besides inducing a creative break, music has the power to be therapeutic. So needless to say, I have a large catalog that gets me through both the ups and downs. When I’m trying to make sense of the insanity that is my brain, it’s the missing link. The following are ten songs that serve as a score to my thoughts and struggles, which eventually fuel my creativity. -Josh



​1.) Angelo Badalamenti – “​L’Anniversaire d’Irwin“ Badalamenti is best known for scoring Twin Peaks, and while the theme from David Lynch’s landmark television show is another I love writing to, »

- Josh Soriano

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Man Buys All the Pies in Burger King to Spite Spoiled Kid, Wonders "Am I A Bad Person For This?"

6 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stealing candy from a baby is theoretically always bad. But is "stealing" Burger King pies from a spoiled, bratty child bad? Especially if the pies weren't exactly stolen, on account you paying for them of all? And the child you're trying to spite is actually the worst? Such is the question at the center of a Reddit post titled, "Am I a bad person for this?" We have split the story into the three Shakespearean acts it was meant to become: Act 1: Something Wicked This Way Comes Two customers, unalike in dignity, In fair Burger King, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where annoying children are B.K. pie »

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Doc Jensen on 'The Strain' -- and when real life interrupts TV

4 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Horror has come in a variety of flavors this summer: Gory. Existential. Sharknado. FX’s The Strain is geek Neapolitan—a combo of all three. It’s a high-concept monster mash—a vampire takeover thing restated as a zombie plague thing—that revels in body ick and clever ironies. This is a show that gets its shocks and jollies from having a goth rocker—a prick raconteur who’s only in it for the “p—y”—accidentally flush his balls down the toilet after his infected body abruptly decides to shed them, leaving him looking like Marilyn Manson on the cover of Mechanical Animals. »

- Jeff Jensen

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Fantasia unveils full line-up

10 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal-based genre festival to screen over 160 films at its 18th edition, which runs July 17-Aug 6.

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the full line-up for its 18th edition, which takes place in Montreal from July 17-Aug 6.

Along with those previously announced in the first two waves, this year’s festival will also host the world premieres of Gun Ho Jang’s Heavenly Sword, Simon Boisvert’s Bold & Brash: Filmmaking Boisvert Style, Nick Szostakiwskyj’s Black Mountain Side, Maude Michaud’s Dys-, Chad Archibald & Matt Wiele’s Ejecta and LeRoy McCoy’s McCoy the Space Cowboy.

As previously announced, Jacky in the Kingdom of Women and Welcome to New York bookend this year’s festival.


Jonas Alexander Amby’s Cannes title When Animals Dream will receive its North American premiere as part of the festival’s Camera Lucida strand, which will also screen the likes of Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and the North »

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Fantasia Film Fest announces full line-up

10 July 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.

New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.

Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.

View the whole press release of additional announcements below:



Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday

With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, »

- Brian Welk

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Beyond Fright: A Look Back At David Lynch’s Lost Highway Soundtrack

22 June 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Very few films affect me the way that David Lynch’s 1997 mystery/thriller (I consider it a horror film) Lost Highway does.  Maybe it was the adventure I had to go through to see it (read about that  here), or maybe its surreal, noir-like mood and tone of the film that made it so very easy to rope me in, leaving a large imprint in my mind. While the film itself can stand so very firmly on its own, it was made even more effective and chilling, by what is, in my opinion, one of the greatest soundtrack of all time. A perfect compilation, and an even more perfect companion to the film, the mix of Angelo Badalamenti and Barry Adamson’s score, and a hell of a lot of great bands flow together perfectly, making it a soundtrack that deserves attention, even seventeen years later.

Beginning with noise, the »

- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2014 Announces First Wave of Programming

19 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:

“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!

19 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.

From the Press Release:

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Film Festival Announces An Astonishing First Wave of 2014 Programming

19 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!


Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »

- Ricky

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'Maleficent' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the New 'Sleeping Beauty' Story

29 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Something wicked this way comes... And that something wicked is Angelina Jolie, essaying the title role in "Maleficent."

If your animation history is spotty (or if you don't have a very young child in your life), Maleficent was the iconic sorceress from Walt Disney's very amazing 1959 animated feature "Sleeping Beauty" (in the original, she was sinisterly voiced by Eleanor Audley). Following the success of Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" (and other fairy tale blockbusters from other studios), it was time to give "Sleeping Beauty" the "Wicked" treatment, with a story from the witch's point of view.

Of course, Sleeping Beauty is there, too. Elle Fanning plays Princess Aurora, in a performance that gets a little lost (if you don't know the story of Sleeping Beauty, we pity you) and there are supporting performances from Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, Leslie Manville, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley. Quite frankly, when you're standing in Angelina's shadow, »

- Drew Taylor

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