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Top Five Things Joe Belcastro is Thankful for in 2011

24 November 2011 6:33 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

With Turkey day upon us, one of our talented writers (Melissa Molina) came up with an idea to have the ShockYa scribes come up with a list that represents what they were thankful for in the realm of cinema and/or television this year. A lot has happened so allow me to drop in my humble thoughts (a.k.a poor attempts at humor) that had me rejoicing: A Decent Year For Remakes -Which means for yours truly: “Fright Night,” “Straw Dogs,” and “Footloose” did not draw out my writing rage. Those were the ones I had a particular interest in; and with regards to Fright Night and Footloose – they respectfully topped »

- joe

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Well Known Horror Movie Poster Rejects

16 November 2011 3:08 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The movie poster is designed to persuade a person to see a movie and before the internet the movie poster played a crucial part in the marketing of a film. I remember standing in front of the movie theater checking out all the posters to see what movie I wanted to watch next. Today we have some poster artwork from 3 horror movies that you have not seen because they never made it to final production; Vamp, Fright Night and The Fly. It is interesting to look at the progress on how the poster evolved into the final product. »

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Original Fright Night Now Available for Pre-Order on Blu-Ray

16 November 2011 12:52 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Back in August we shared with you the awesome news that writer/director Tom Holland's original Fright Night was finally making its high-definition bow onto Blu-ray on December 13th under the Twilight Time banner. Now the disc is available for pre-order.

To pre-order your copy, visit the official Screen Archives website here and place your order directly with the site.

Because this Blu-ray release is a special edition (which means it won't be hitting Amazon or other retailers) and limited to only 3,000 discs, there's not a moment to waste in nabbing a disc for yourself before they vanish quicker than Amy's virginity!

Twilight Time's Blu-ray presentation of Fright Night will be accompanied by an extensive Blu-Ray booklet filled with all sorts of fun stuff for longtime fans as well as the isolated score track (for the first time ever), and the original theatrical trailers will be included, too.

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- thehorrorchick

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Limited Edition Fright Night (1985) Blu-ray Available for Pre-Order

16 November 2011 8:56 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Given the amount of marketing dollars behind the recent remake of Fright Night, we’re surprised that Sony didn’t take advantage of the publicity and release a Blu-ray edition of the original film. While we’re not getting a big release with extensive special features, Screen Archives Entertainment has made a deal with Sony to release only 3,000 copies of a Fright Night Blu-ray and we have all the details.

“Specialty label Twilight Time has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to license and release classic films from the Sony-owned Columbia Pictures library in high-definition Blu-ray editions. In line with Twilight Time’s innovative limited series concept, just 3000 units of each title will be produced, aimed at the collector/classic film aficionado market, and available exclusively online through, the nation’s largest independent distributor of specialty soundtracks.”

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- Jonathan James

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Whoa! Rejected Poster Art for Original Fright Night and Vamp

16 November 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

If you're a regular reader of this site, you know I love me some old school poster art. Jay Allen Sanford at the San Diego Reader posted a two-part blog called "Famous Movie Poster Rejects You've Never Seen" featuring rejected poster artwork for films that he once cataloged for a client. He has quite a collection on display, but the posters that caught my eye immediately were created for Vamp and Fright Night . With Vamp , it's interesting to see the evolution of the art before they settled on, well, what they settled on. And the Fright Night posters don't quite work, but it's fascinating to see "what could have been." Sanford poster rejected art for Tim Burton's Batman , The Witches of Eastwick , Supergirl and has a bit of commentary to »

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Pre-Orders for the Original Fright Night on Blu-ray Have Begun

16 November 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

While it doesn't look like we'll be getting a proper special edition of Tom Holland's 1985 horror-comedy Fright Night any time in the near future, fans should be happy to know that the film is coming to Blu-ray. Screen Archives Entertainment is set to release the title on December 13 under its Twilight Time banner. Fright Night will be limited to 3,000 copies, so you best get your pre-order in now. Visit this spot to place your order. »

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Jason Statham's 'Safe': Watch the trailer

11 November 2011 12:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser trailer for Jason Statham's Safe has been released. Writer/director Boaz Yakin's action movie for Lionsgate also features newcomer Catherine Chan, No Ordinary Family's Reggie Lee and Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Fright Night). Statham - who was recently cast as an ex-special forces soldier in Steve Knight's new action drama Hummingbird - stars as Luke Wright, a former cop turned cage fighter whose family were killed by (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Jason Statham Protects A 12-Year-Old Girl In First Trailer For Safe

10 November 2011 4:54 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Chris Sarandon has played some extremely awesome villains in the past. Two of my favorites, in particular, are Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride and Jerry Dandrige from the original Fright Night. But while Cary Elwes was pretty handy with a sword and William Ragsdale wasn't a bad vampire hunter, it's hard to say how either character would fare against the power that is Jason Statham. It looks like we'll have to wait until March to see how things turn out in Safe. The first trailer for the Boaz Yakin-directed film has arrived online. Check it out below, courtesy of Yahoo! This basically looks like just another movie where Jason Statham goes around beating the hell out of bad guys, and in no way is that a complaint. I'm just waiting for the movie that has the action star standing in a long hallway filled with bad guys that »

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New Trailer for Safe Starring Jason Statham

10 November 2011 4:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Criminals are now so afraid of Jason Statham that they’re mobilizing an entire city to take him down…and it still might not be enough. In a new trailer for Safe, just released from Lionsgate, Statham plays Luke Wright, an ex-cop from New York who witnesses some tough guys attempting to abduct a twelve-year-old girl. After rescuing her, Wright learns that the girl has memorized a code and that the Triads, Russian Mafia and corrupt NYC officials all want it. They’ll do anything to get it, but they’ll have to go through Wright first. Directed by Boaz Yakin (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Safe also stars Anson Mount (Straw Dogs), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Reggie Lee (Grimm) and James Hong (Blade Runner). Safe opens up on March 2, 2012. If you’re a fan of Statham, you’ll want to hit the jump and check out this trailer. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Fright Night Blu-ray & DVD Offers A How To Guide To Funny Vampire Movies

10 November 2011 7:57 AM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

On December 13th, DreamWorks Pictures' will release Fright Night on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand with complete with never-before-seen, Unrated bonus features, and a guide to a making a funny Vampire movie that promises to be a bloody good time for the holidays.

Inspired by the classic 1985 gothic horror cult classic starring Chris Sarandon, the updated Fright Night by director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Mr. Woodcock) stars Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses, Crazy Heart), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation), Toni Collette (Academy Award® nominee for The Sixth Sense, and Golden Globe® winner for United States of Tara), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass, Superbad), David Tennant (Dr. Who, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre, 28 Weeks Later).  All hell breaks loose when High School Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) discovers

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Fright Night on Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Features and Clips

7 November 2011 9:36 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Clips and bonus features from Fright Night on Blu-ray/DVD. Despite the fact that this one did not do so well in theaters, on the home entertainment front, it will be interesting to see demand. Check out two bonus features called "Official How to Make a Funny Vampire Movie Guide" and "Peter Vincent: Come Swim in My Mind," as well as 6 clips from the Blu-ray/DVD release which comes out on December 13th via Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The Fright Night reboot did however manage to cover its production budget of $30 million with a worldwide box office gross of over $37 million, and still has Blu-ray/DVD and VOD sales to add. So despite less-than-adequate numbers, the film is not considered a mega flop. »

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Tom Holland Brings His Twisted Tales to FEARnet

7 November 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

FEARnet has a new series on the slab. Ten episodes of Tom Holland's Twisted Tales will be airing soon on the horror channel. The show taps into the anthology format and is a series of short films written and directed by Holland, the man who gave us Fright Night and Child's Play . FEARnet plans to roll them out in July 2012 on . Episodes will boast an impressive list of "who.s who" talent from the horror genre, including William Forsythe, Danielle Harris, Aj Bowen and Bonnie Piesse. More big name stars and exciting cameos for the series will be announced in the near future. "FEARnet features so many of Tom Holland.s classic movies on our channel, and this series gives us an opportunity to showcase his talent to our loyal online »

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'Parks and Recreation': unveils webisodes tied to tonight's episode -- Video

3 November 2011 10:22 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Is a half-hour of Parks and Recreation on Thursday nights not enough to satisfy your comedy craving? Then take joy in the news that extra laughs are coming your way: EW has learned that will debut five webisodes of the comedy — call them Lil’ Sebastian-sized, if you will — after the East Coast broadcast of tonight’s episode, “End of the World,” which sets up the story for these online-only installments, a first for the show. (Update: The webisodes are now available. See below.)

Check out the following clip to get a taste of the road-trip adventure embarked upon »

- Dan Snierson

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The Pavilion Film Festival Fringe

2 November 2011 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Its Cork Film Festival time, and yours truly is starring (I use the term loosely) in The Peoples Food, which screens on November 11th. As for the rest of the fringe, here it is… This year for the week of the Corona Cork Film Festival The Pavilion is doing its own Film Festival Fringe. We have come up with a unique and broad programme of events that showcase some of Cork’s top young gun directors as well as features and visionaries from out foreign! Cork’s Grandmaster Cash premieres his new comedy gem Steamin’ and Dreamin’ 2 - Ca$h Back. Colour Me Obsessed a film about the Replacements makes it’s Irish premiere. Feel Good Lost present a night of moving images with music accompaniment from Solar Bears, Sert One and Reid. Egomotion presents Fright Night! an evening of 6 delectable horror short films made by Cork directors. Sharp Shooters »

- (Vic Barry)

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A Look Back: What Movies Were Like When Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Got Married

31 October 2011 12:33 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Happier timesIt seemed like only yesterday we were in the streets celebrating the blessed union of our most important public figure Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries with E!'s televised special "Kim's Fairytale Wedding" when it aired all the way back on October 9. Of course, this was a tape delayed program, edited after the actual wedding took place back on August 20, 2011 when Kim and the love of her life said, "I do." Unfortunately, today, October 31, 2011, we learn the marriage is over. Kim filed for divorce creating a Halloween we will all remember for a long time to come. After enjoying 72 days of wedded bliss the world has lost one of their most beloved couples and on such an occasion I felt it was important to take a look back at just what life was like back when these two crazy kids embarked on that crazy journey we call love. Most importantly, »

- Brad Brevet

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Greatest Horror Comedies

30 October 2011 7:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


The latest list in sound of sights month long look at the greatest horror films ever is taking a different look on the horror genre. There is a very narrow line that divides finding something funny and scary, which is exactly the sort of film this list is celebrating. As a genre there is two ways you can address the comedy horror. The first and the much more popular route is comedy about horror, these films rarely attempt to attain any qualities other than a comedic jibe at the genre. If you were to pick one classic example it would be Young Frankenstein – a film that satirises early horror and Frankenstein in what is close to comedy perfection (the Gene Wilder effect). The contemporary take on the genre has given the world some of the worst films of recent times in the Scary Movie franchise and its brood of mutant off-shoots. »

- Robert Simpson

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Fright Night & Harryhausen's Mysterious Island Coming To Blu-ray From Twilight Time

28 October 2011 8:58 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

One of the best loved horror films of the '80s, Fright Night, is making its way to Blu-ray this December 13th, courtesy of newcomer to the home video market, Twilight Time.  Twilight Time specializes in limited print runs of high quality films. They've got a great catalog of DVD releases and a growing collection of Blu-ray releases which already includes The Egyptian.  Other upcoming Blu-ray releases include Ray Harryhausen's Mysterious Island, based on the Jules Verne novel, and Rapture, a French film from 1965 about which I am clueless.Twilight Time is taking a big risk with these titles, and I think it is worth supporting them if they have something you value.  Fright Night is a fan favorite and a personal favorite as well, and »

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Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Loses 3rd Director in Craig Gillespie

28 October 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

In yet another hurtle for the long-developed novel adaption, the Fright Night helmer has bowed out of the production based on author Seth Grahame-Smith's horror comedy zombie romance mash-up. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with »

- Eric Whitman

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Silas's night of terror scores for 'Hollyoaks' on E4

28 October 2011 3:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Silas murder plot helped E4's first look Hollyoaks thrive on Thursday evening, while EastEnders lost out to Coronation Street as the top rating soap, according to overnight viewing data. Hollyoaks was seen by 715k (3.3%) on E4 from 7pm and 138k (0.6%) on +1, as Silas tellingly dressed as the Grim Reaper for Fright Night at Chez Chez. The previous episode, featuring Silas's new clue setting up a number of characters (more) »

- By Andrew Laughlin

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Potd: 'Hollyoaks' Silas schemes escalate

28 October 2011 12:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hollyoaks' Lynsey Nolan is pushed to breaking point in tonight's episode of the soap as Silas Blissett's twisted game nears its climax. As Halloween arrives, Silas (Jeff Rawle) sends Lynsey a Catwoman outfit with a strict instruction to wear it at Chez Chez's Fright Night party. Doug (Pj Brennan) is now in no doubt that Lynsey (Karen Hassan) is right about Silas being the killer and tries to warn Ethan - but his efforts prove futile. (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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