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It Came From The Tube: The Midnight Hour (1985)

There’s an in between zone that parents often look for if they’re easing their kids into horror. If they’re fans of the genre themselves, the urge to take the tykes from Scooby-Doo to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is very tempting. I was one of the fortunate ones who was allowed to cut out the middleman and dive right into the heady stuff. So it was then that I missed out on a great bridge between the two extremes, The Midnight Hour (1985), ABC’s successful bid to get the Thriller-crazy crowd on their side.

Originally airing November 1st as part of The ABC Friday Night Movie (really? There was no Thursday slot open to make it for Halloween?), The Midnight Hour fought off CBS’ Dallas for its first half and NBC’s Miami Vice for the back, but those shows weren’t the ideal demographic anyway – this
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‘The Midnight Hour’ begins in Superwoman #15, check out a preview here

The new story arc ‘The Midnight Hour’ begins this coming Wednesday in Superwoman #15, and we have a preview for you here; check it out…

When the deadly new villain Midnight threatens Metropolis, Superwoman must turn to the one woman she thought she would never turn to on the field of battle again: Lois Lane. But there’s a sinister, personal connection between Lana Lang and her new villain…one that threatens to end Superwoman once and for all.

Superwoman #15 is out on October 11th, priced $3.99.

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'The Voice': Adam Levine Finally Uses a Steal on Night Three of Battles

Going into tonight’s battles, Alicia Keys had zero steals left. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton had a steal apiece left, and Adam Levine started the night with both of his steals for the round in hand. Levine said he was looking for a female artist to add to his team in particular.

The night started off with a battle between Team Blake’s Josh Hoyer and TSoul, who Shelton and Luke Bryan worked with on “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett. Shelton said the song choice fit both artists. TSoul in particular shined with his runs, but Shelton cautioned him...
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The Commitments 25th Anniversary special edition review

Time for people of a certain age to start feeling old. It’s been a quarter of a century since director Alan Parker introduced us to an unlikely soul combo whose legacy still lives on via a hit stage show and countless concerts. So while their onscreen fortunes turned out to be mixed, The Commitments place in popular culture is absolutely assured.

Opening with a bustling Dublin street market with second hand goods, fiddle players and horses, this marks itself out from the blockbusters of the time as a gritty take on Roddy Doyle‘s source novel. Fast-talking wannabe music mogul Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) has a simple idea: reasoning that the oppressed Irish are “the blacks of Europe”, he wants to assemble a world class soul outfit from local talent. But like the best band stories the road to success is paved with false starts, egos and copious amounts of drink and swears.
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The Midnight Hour (1985) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

The Midnight Hour (1985)

Written by: William Bleich

Directed by: Jack Bender

Cast: Shari Belafonte Harper (Melissa), Lee Montgomery (Phil), Jonna Lee (Sandy), LeVar Burton (Vinnie), Peter DeLuise (Mitch), Deedee Pfeiffer (Mary), Jonelle Allen (Lucinda Cavender), Kevin McCarthy (Judge Crandall), Dick Van Patten (Martin Grenville)

This is the very first time I’ve featured a TV movie on any of my reviews. I’m really surprised that it is. Some solid entries in the annals of horror and sci fi history made their debut on the small screen. “Salem’s Lot” is the first one to come to mind. Although the film that I’m going to talk about isn’t even remotely close to being anything like “Salem’s Lot” (except for having vampires), it does come from a bygone era where things might have been a little tighter on what could be shown on TV.
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on zombie-themed charities working to fight Cancer, DVD release details for Raze, first details on Autumn Moon and The Infected, and much more:

The Walking Hope Charity Details: “Do you Relay like I do? Are you a supporter of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society? Are you a fan of the AMC Show “The Walking Dead?” Yes…Yes…and Yes!! This shirt is for you! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society via Rfl!

The Walking Hope has broad support of fans and cast and crew of the show like Melissa Mcbride, Norman Reedus, Addy Miller, Kyla Kenedy, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Lauren Cohan, Brighton Sharbino, Chad Coleman and more!

Each year, millions of people in 21 countries take place in Relay For Life events.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature has first details on multiple projects including Night of the Living Deb, The Broadcast, Dial 9 to Get Out, and House of Forbidden Secrets, a monster themed giveaway from The Hub’s Spooksville, artwork from The Walking Dead Tribute, trailers for Infliction and Damned Love, and much more:

Night of the Living Deb Casting News: “Night of the Living Deb is an indie movie in development from producer Kyle Rankin (Battle of Shaker Heights, Infestation). Attached actors include David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs,” This is the End, Ray), Michael Cassidy (Argo, “Men at Work,” “The Oc”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” “Reaper,” “Mad Men”).

It’s a female-driven action-horror rom-com set in the world of a zombie apocalypse on Christmas.

The crowdfunding campaign is gaining popularity for its unusual approach: rather than the
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes an exclusive clip from the film, The Case of Mary Ford, first details on The Three starring Lew Temple from The Walking Dead, a new candle line from Horror Decor, a review of The Poisoning and The Returned, a Q&A with artist Naisa Gomez, and much more:

Exclusive Clip from The Case of Mary Ford: “Greece, 1910. Maria (Tamar Karabetyan) is a young Greek girl in a fishing village on the Black Sea. The village match maker betroths her to a young fisherman Adonis (Branko Tomovic), who is in partnership with the true object of Maria’s affection, Giorgos (Yannis Stankoglou). One stormy night Giorgos and Adonis’s boat capsizes and Adonis is lost at sea. With no source of income Giorgos sets of for America promising Maria he will return for her.
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Zombie, Indiana, a Circus of the Dead teaser trailer, news on the line-up for FearFest Glasgow, an Escaping the Dead trailer, the trailer for Bb, and much more:

Zombie, Indiana Release Details: “The newest novel in Scott Kenemore’s bestselling series, Zombie, Indiana is the tale of a harrowing undead attack on the heartland of America. From the highest echelons of state government—to the gritty world of an eastside narcotics detective—to the elite folds of the state’s most-expensive prep school—this novel explores the impact of an invading zombie horde on a trio of Hoosier protagonists… each of whom has some dark secrets to keep.

Indiana governor Hank Burleson has spent eight years cutting social services, castrating the unions (not literally…yet), and chipping
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for the film 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, starring Eric Roberts and Dee Wallace, release details for As They Continue to Fall, and episode details for Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour:

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Release Date and Trailer: “Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios are proud to announce that the independent horror feature 2 Bedroom 1 Bath will launch in theaters January 31st, 2014! This compelling feature hosts a well known cast, including: prolific actor Eric Roberts, horror veteran Dee Wallace, rising star Andrew W. Walkers and starlette Shelby Young. One part The Grudge (2004) and one part Rosemary’s Baby (1968), 2 Bedroom 1 Bath involves one young couple’s torment, during the birth of their first child. A nightmare is born in the New Year!

2 Bedroom 1 Bath is a supernatural ghost story,
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Teens Make a “Last Confession” in January’s Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour

With the holidays nearly over, TV addicts with a penchant for the macabre will be happy to get another fix of murder and mystery in the sixty-fifth episode of “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour,” a stylish color-noir entry aptly entitled, “The Last Confession.”

After his hooker girlfriend is killed, a sleazy widower sends his adopted sons to boarding school and is later presumed dead in a conflagration. Seven years later, his now grown boys return … Continue reading →
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a call for entries for Scream Factory’s 2013 Mini-Movie Massacre, a trailer for Alice D with Kane Hodder, details on a horror-based game show called Release the Hounds, video highlights of The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus’s interview with Conan O’Brien, and much more:

Scream Factory’s 2013 Mini-Movie Massacre Call for Entries: “Scream Factory, the premiere horror genre home entertainment provider, announced today the launch of its Mini-movie Massacre horror short film & video contest to be held on Scream Factory’s official YouTube channel Scream Factory TV. The call for entries is now open starting, October 31 through the deadline of November 17.

Presented by Scream Factory, the 2013 Mini-movie Massacre was created to shine the spotlights on some of today’s best independent horror short films and videos,
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The 'X Factor' 4-chair challenge needs more cutthroat judges

We've narrowed it down to the Top 40 on "The X Factor." Now they will each perform for the judges in the four-chair challenge, which is where the mentors will systematically narrow their 10 acts down to four.

The way it works is each mentor has four chairs to fill and they fill them as they go along, but once they are full, in order to add another act, they must eliminate one. It's not like this is anything new on a singing competition show (narrowing from a few dozen to a pseudo-Top 10) but this format should prove quite dramatic.

To recap the categories, Kelly Rowland has over 25s, Paulina Rubio has boys, Demi Lovato has girls and Simon Cowell has groups.

The Over 25s

Victoria Carriger is up first, she's the separated mom of eight children. She sings "To Make You Feel My Love" with a very coffeehouse-y vibe. She
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Indie Spotlight

We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a comic anthology series featuring Alice Cooper, UK premiere details for Big Ass Spider!, information on the Karen Black fund, and much more:

Details on the Karen Black Fund: “Karen has been waging a battle for over two years with cancer. She has not talked about this publicly because she was hoping it would be cured and she could call herself a cancer survivor. Karen was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November of 2010. After suffering through nausea, fainting and losing over thirty pounds, she was finally declared Ned – No Evidence of Disease in July. But by December 2011 a small tumor developed and another surgery was in order, which left her completely bed-ridden. Her cancer seemed conquered though. By spring 2012 she was doing a lot better
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“Beauty Is Only Skinned Alive” Premieres April 5

“For some women, the foundation for confidence and success lies in a glamorous appearance…the loss of which becomes a life-altering tragedy, driving them to a pathological hatred of others!”

These words aptly introduce the 56th episode of the cult TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour,” premiering Thursday, April 5.

“Beauty Is Only Skinned Alive” (S5, Ep8), is set in a small-town salon, where weary … Continue reading →
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on Screamfest’s call for entries, release information for Charlie Casanova and The Midnight Hour, details on The Modern Monster art show, and more:

Screamfest Horror Film Festival’s Call for Entries: The Screamfest Horror Film Festival is accepting submissions in the following categories for the upcoming 2013 Festival:

Film Categories:

Feature Films

Short Films

Student Films

Animated Films

Early Deadline – June 15th Regular Deadline – July 15th Final Deadline – Aug. 1st

Submit your films here -

Script Categories:

Feature Scripts (75-130 pages)

Regular Deadline – March 15th Final Deadline – May 15th Winning script receives: $1,000 cash prize Movie Magic Screenwriter software Award Trophy Top 4 finalists receive: $250 cash prize Movie Magic Screenwriter software A six month free Prolific Pro Read Through membership The 2012 winning screenwriter
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Kids are dying to play “You Take My Breath Away” in February’s “Midnight Hour”

It’s a Valentine full of vengeance and violence in February’s episode of “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour,” as a psychotic babysitter methodically plans to kill the sons of her new boyfriend as he prepares to celebrate a promotion at work.

In “You Take My Breath Away,” a seemingly perfect small college town is only a façade hiding a subversive death scheme. As the body count rises, an eerie connection between murders develops leading to a … Continue reading →
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Frat brothers “Rest In Pieces” in January’s “Midnight Hour”

2013 gets off to a bloody start in January’s all-new episode of the cult TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour.” In “Rest In Pieces,” four fraternity brothers plan to spend their final night of spring break partying with a mysterious girl they meet in a small, rural town. Unfortunately for them, she has other ideas and before long they find themselves embroiled in a mystery whose only solution is death.

This latest entry in … Continue reading →
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“Midnight Hour” tells a Christmas tale vastly unlike Dickens

With the holiday season fast approaching, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour” has picked out a special gift for viewers, wrapped in blood-red paper and placed under the tree along with a few spare body parts.

On December 1st, the cult-tv series will unleash a monumentally mean-spirited ode to the season of brotherly love with its latest entry, “I’ll Be Homicidal for Christmas.” In it, unbalanced single dad Ed (Todd Moriarty) kills his trashy, teen-aged daughter … Continue reading →
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