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Blu-ray Review – House: The Complete Collection

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House: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Box Set

Directed by Steve Miner/Ethan Wiley/James Isaac/Lewis Abernathy.

Starring William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll, Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Lar Park-Lincoln, Amy Yasbeck, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Dean Cleverdon, Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Terri Treas, Melissa Clayton, Scott Burkholder, Denny Dillon, Kane Hodder.

Synopsis:

1980s VHS rental hit House and its three sequels are brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a lavish box set from Arrow Video.

A hugely popular VHS rental back in the day, 1985s House is a film that was put together by a team of people that included producer Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th/The Last House on the Left), writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps/The Monster Squad), director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2/Halloween H20: »

- Amie Cranswick

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SXSW 2017 Interview: Behind The Mask Cast & Crew on the Past, Present, and Future of Leslie Vernon

23 March 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While in Austin at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, I had the opportunity to catch up with a variety of folks responsible for the modern cult classic Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with several screenings as part of the fest’s midnight lineup. Those on hand for the interview included co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, co-writer/producer David J. Stieve, star Nathan Baesel, and co-star Ben Pace.

As it turns out, when you get a group of filmmakers who also happen to be great friends together in one room for an interview, things can get a little nutty. That being said, we have some great highlights from Daily Dead’s in-depth chat with the gang behind one of the more boundary-pushing genre films of the last several decades, including the risk involved with making Behind the Mask, the legacy of Leslie Vernon, how they »

- Heather Wixson

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In April, Including ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘Casting JonBenet’

22 March 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The hits keep on coming from your friendly neighborhood streaming giant, Netflix, which announced a fresh round of titles hitting the airwaves next month. Ranging from never-before-streamed comedy specials to historical classics to critically acclaimed kids’ films, these titles are sure to keep you cooped up and entertained throughout mud season. Enjoy.

1. “Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'” (available April 1)

The first of only four specials ever filmed by the legendary comedian, this 45-minute stand-up set from 1978 was released on VHS in 1985 and has never been available to stream before (legally). Almost universally revered by comedians of all stripes, this special has stayed relatively obscure due to an uneven performance from Pryor. Still, you can learn from a genius even on a bad day.

2. “Across the Universe” (available April 1)

Even Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess anchor this visually enchanting Beatles movie musical from visionary Broadway director and choreographer Julie Taymor (“Titus »

- Jude Dry

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Slideshow: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland on Mar. 24-26, 2017

21 March 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 23 | NextMariel Hemingway of ‘Manhattan’ and ‘Star 80.’

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the TV and film stars scheduled to appear is Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”), Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman,” original “Ocean’s 11’), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Dr. Kildare,” “Slipper and the Rose”). Detail link below the Slideshow.

To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at The Hollywood Show, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at last year’s Fall show in September. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive Interview: Dominic Monaghan talks up new movie ‘Pet’

10 March 2017 12:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dominic Monaghan, star of Lord of the Rings and Lost, stars in new creepy thriller, Pet. In Pet, Monaghan stars as Seth, a shy and reclusive young man who passes his days working at his local dog shelter. His life changes however, after a chance encounter with Holly (Ksenia Solo), an old school crush. In a bid to get closer to her he starts stalking her and devises a plan to make her his forever, and it involves a very large cage.

Things aren’t quite as they seem as this clever film subverts expectations and goes into some very interesting territory. The film premiered in the UK at Frightfest last summer, and whilst there, we sat down with Monaghan to get a deeper perspective on the film.

Apart from Pet, what is your favourite scary movie?

My favourite scary movie in recent years is definitely Let the Right One in. »

- Kat Hughes

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Watch The Homicidal Homemaker Create Poltergeist Crawling Steak Fudge & Fried Chicken Candy

9 March 2017 3:42 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After you watched Poltergeist for the first time, you might have stayed away from steak and chicken for a while, but in a new episode of her horror-themed cooking show, Kaci Hansen, aka The Homicidal Homemaker, embraces the eeriness of the film's crawling steak and maggot-covered fried chicken to make two creepy candy creations.

From The Homicidal Homemaker: "There are many terrifying scenes in Poltergeist to draw inspiration from, but of course, I chose to recreate one of the most stomach-churning scenes in the film – the slithering steak and maggot-infested chicken…as candy! Both of these recipes are simple to make, and neither one will cause you to peel your face off in the bathroom.

Get this and other spooktacular horror themed recipes on my website, www.TheHomicidalHomemaker.com!"

The Poltergeist crawling steak and fried chicken candy recipe is one of many frightfully festive (and tasty) ideas from The Homicidal Homemaker »

- Derek Anderson

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Why Original Elm Street Star Refuses to Watch the Nightmare Remake

1 March 2017 8:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who doesn't love the original 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street directed by Wes Craven? Even the most jaded horror fan recognizes its brilliance, and most stayed far away from the 2010 remake. This includes original Nancy, Heather Langenkamp. Like many of us, she has her reasons for refusing to watch the reboot, which is now 7 years old. Though her reasons are a bit more personal.

2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street, which hails from Platinum Dunes, did a lot to ruin the franchise. As one can clearly see, it was such a non-starter in terms of rebooting the franchise that we've never seen a sequel and the production company is still hard pressed to get a second remake off the ground.

Samuel Bayer directed this latest adventure for Freddy Krueger, which gave the ultimate night terror with the knife fingers an all-new backstory. Knowing of the film, but having never watched it, »

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Heather Langenkamp Explains Why She Can’t Watch the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

28 February 2017 1:31 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise will always be near and dear to my heart. My first horror memory is of Freddy bursting through Joey’s waterbed and sealing him within, letting his mother find his drowned body. Once that… Continue Reading →

The post Heather Langenkamp Explains Why She Can’t Watch the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Jonathan Barkan

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Cool Stuff: The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dream Warriors, Aliens, Ghostbusters

28 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as […]

The post Cool Stuff: The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dream Warriors, Aliens, Ghostbusters appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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What a Rush! ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3’ Turns 30 Today!

27 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Today is a very special day because I turn 28 today! I jest, of course, it’s actually the 30th anniversary of what is arguably the best entry sequel in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (seriously though, it is my birthday). Dream Warriors is lauded by fans of the franchise as being […] »

- Trace Thurman

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Why John Wick director Chad Stahelski is the perfect choice to reboot Highlander

25 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on why John Wick director Chad Stahelski is the perfect choice to helm the Highlander reboot…

Stunt-man turned director Chad Stahelski has certainly had a good start to his burgeoning career as an action auteur. John Wick began what is now in the process of becoming a hugely successful franchise. Two films in, with a booming and expansive box office appeal. Next up for him is, all being well (as this project has long gestated and had directors come and go, year on year) is a remake of Highlander.

Now I should state two things now. Firstly, I love Highlander. The first film is an underrated piece of brilliance. From the visuals, to the music to the sheer style of it, Highlander is one of a kind. It then spawned four more films (none of which were good) and a TV show, as well as comics, anime and more. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Review: Get Out [Monte’s Take]

24 February 2017 12:29 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’ve all been in that weird, unnerving situation where it seems like everyone in the room is completely different than you. This seems to happen much more these days in the divisive landscape that we currently experience in America. Get Out takes the premise of a stranger in a strange world, adds in some pertinent social commentary about race and racism, and mixes it up with an interesting horror angle that is both disturbing and darkly humorous.

Jordan Peele, one half of the sketch comedy series Key and Peele, showcases some serious genre filmmaking chops in his directorial debut. Though that shouldn’t be too big of a surprise for those who watch his comedic television show, which has tackled the genre of horror and different social commentary themes on numerous occasions. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that Peele pays homage to horror scares with near perfect »

- Monte Yazzie

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Legion episode 3 review: Chapter Three

22 February 2017 8:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Nick Harley Feb 24, 2017

When Legion leans into its horror influences, things get very interesting...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.3 Chapter Three

The best superhero stories experiment with genre. The Dark Knight is a crime drama, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a classic espionage tale, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a space opera, and Deadpool is a satire. By using the conventions of other genres, these films told heroic tales that felt fresh in the face of superhero fatigue. Instead of Jessica Jones playing like a superhero show with noir elements, it stands apart as a detective series that just so happens to feature a super strong protagonist.

Legion has had a chance to try on a couple different hats in its early episodes, indulging in psychedelic surrealism, »

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Horror Highlights: El Rey Network’s “Deadly Day Off” Marathon, Bethesda at Pax East 2017, In Memorium DVD

18 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

El Rey Network is celebrating this Presidents' Day with a horror marathon featuring Freddy Krueger, the Poltergeist trilogy, and the Final Destination films. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on what gamers can expect to see from Bethesda at this year's Pax East, as well as In Memorium DVD release details.

El Rey Network's "Deadly Day Off" Marathon: Press Release: "They’re heeeeerrre! Celebrate President’s Day with El Rey Network’s “Deadly Day Off’, a 24-hour marathon of classic horror franchises, “Poltergeist,” “A Nightmare on Elm street,” and “Final Destination”; episodes of “Paranormal State” and the El Rey Network original special “The People’s Network Showcase Horror Edition”.

Monday, February 20th

6:00 Am Et/Pt “Poltergeist”

8:30 Am Et/Pt “Poltergeist 2

10:30 Am Et/Pt “Poltergeist 3”

12:30 Pm Et/Pt “A Nightmare On Elm Street

2:30 Pm Et/Pt “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2”

4:30 Pm »

- Derek Anderson

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Cool Stuff: Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger Things, Elm Street, Batman, Planet of the Apes

17 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cool Stuff is your geekarific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we’ll take a look at Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet, Funko’s Guardians of the Galaxy pin mate figures, A cool Stranger Things screenprint from Mb, an illustrated A Nightmare on Elm Street t-shirt, Hot Toys’ […]

The post Cool Stuff: Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger Things, Elm Street, Batman, Planet of the Apes appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Cavity Colors Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Dream Warriors with A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Shirt Design

16 February 2017 4:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Put on a strong pot of coffee and get ready to start rockin' with Dokken again (if you ever stopped, that is), because Cavity Colors is celebrating the upcoming 30th anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with a new shirt design featuring Kristen Parker, Nancy Thompson, and Freddy Krueger with his syringe fingers.

Created by artist Ralf Krause, this Dream Warriors shirt design is a special "buy or die" edition and is only available for 72 hours (the timer started ticking at 5:00pm Est today, so you have until 5:00pm Est on Sunday before it goes away forever).

This design is available on a T-shirt, women's shirt, and tank top for $26.00 apiece, as well as a baseball shirt for $35.00 and a crewneck sweater for $40.00. Visit Cavity Colors online for more information, and check out the new design below.

From Cavity Colors: "We are celebrating the »

- Derek Anderson

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Check out this Nes Friday the 13th fan film

12 February 2017 3:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few months ago we interviewed filmmaker Michael Ramova about his upcoming fan film based on the Friday the 13th game for the Nes. This week, he has officially released the short film to the masses via Youtube, which you can check out right here:

Legendary for its difficulty, and utter craziness, Friday the 13th for the Nes holds a special place in many gamer’s hearts (if not necessarily for the right reasons). If you enjoyed the film, let him know! Like, and share. He has mentioned more than once that he would love to do a short film based on A Nightmare on Elm Street for the Nes if this current project is successful.

… You can find Jordan on Twitter (@JordJJones), and Facebook. »

- Jordan Jones

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‘Nightmares in the Makeup Chair’ Trailer: Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Shows How Freddy Krueger Came to Be

2 February 2017 11:01 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert Englund has played Freddy Krueger more times that can easily be counted, but other than the self-reflexive “New Nightmare,” his time on Elm Street has been entirely fictional. That’s soon to change, reports Entertainment Weekly, with Mike Kerz’s upcoming documentary “Nightmares in the Makeup Chair.” Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Robert Englund’s Idea for a New ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Sequel Is Better Than Most of the Actual Sequels

“‘Nightmares in the Makeup Chair’ is my love letter to the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series and to practical makeup”” says Englund in a statement provided to EW. “I’ve always been in awe of the multi-talented makeup effects artists…This documentary not only captures their talent, but I think it might inspire a new generation of practical effects artists. I was happy to become Freddy once again to share the makeup process with the fans. »

- Michael Nordine

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The Clint Eastwood Classic 'Every Which Way but Loose' Is Getting a Remake

25 January 2017 7:08 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tell someone that Every Which Way but Loose is getting remade and they may give you a bit of an "Er, what movie is that again?" face. It is an odd, easily confused title for a movie, after all. It's not as distinct as, say, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tell someone that they're remaking the movie where Clint Eastwood has a pet orangutan, though, and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. You can't really confuse that combination with any other movie...

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'Every Which Way But Loose' Is Getting a Remake

24 January 2017 5:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Tell someone that Every Which Way but Loose is getting remade and they may give you a bit of an "er, which movie is that again?" face. It is an odd, easily confused title for a movie, after all. It's not as distinct as, say, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Tell someone that they're remaking the movie where Clint Eastwood has a pet orangutan, though, and they'll know exactly what you're talking about. You can't really confuse that combination with any other movie (except, of course, the sequel, Any Which Way You Can). Original director James Fargo is producing the remake, which will be directed by Anthony G. Cohen who made last year's straight-to-vod body swap comedy The Sex Trip. They haven't cast anyone in the Eastwood role yet, so this project...

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