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Nina Forever, The Devil’S Rejects, Manhunter & More Coming to Shudder this Month

2 August 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hello, August! It’s a new month and you know what that means: a new batch of excellent horror films is coming to you hot and fresh courtesy of our friends over at Shudder. This month, Nina Forever, The Devil’s Rejects, Ju-On: The Curse 1 and 2 (never before officially released in the Us), American Psycho, and Manhunter are just a few of the films to join the ranks of Shudder’s horror programming.

Press Release: On August 10th, Shudder welcomes one of the most striking horror debuts in recent memory. From directors Ben Blaine and Chris Blaine is the grotesque, wickedly funny, affecting horror romance, Nina Forever.

After the love of his life, Nina, tragically dies in a car accident, Rob unsuccessfully attempts to take his own life. As he learns to come to terms with his grief, he ends up falling in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship gets complicated when Nina, »

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Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

27 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron »

- Movie Geeks

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Is 'Cell' the worst Stephen King adaptation of all time?

8 July 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Is Cell -- which hits limited theaters this weekend after debuting on VOD formats June 10 and suffering numerous release-date delays -- the worst Stephen King adaptation of all time? It’s impossible to definitively answer to that question! Still, based on the film’s bleak 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s very possibly one of the worst, and given the competition, that's something. A couple of caveats: 1. Cell was presumably not screened for many (if any) critics, given the low number of reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes (20 as of this writing). Films tend to benefit from a greater number of reviews given that they offer a broader spectrum of opinions, some of which are bound to be less discerning. 2. A Rotten Tomatoes score of 0% doesn’t mean a film was universally given ”F”/"zero star" reviews; it means that every review tabulated was “net negative.” A more accurate representation of the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Read Our Free “Class of 1986” Issue of Deadly Magazine, Featuring Jason Lives, The Fly, From Beyond, Vamp

8 July 2016 4:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The horror genre had quite the year in 1986. Jason Voorhees climbed out of his coffin, scientist Seth Brundle tinkered with teleportation, two Tobe Hooper films were released in theaters, and Stephen King's directorial debut burned rubber on the big screen. In our new, free issue of Deadly Magazine, we revisit some of the genre's most memorable movies from that magical mid-’80s year with the people that helped make them. Welcome to the 30-year reunion for the Class of 1986.

Within the pages of this Deadly Magazine issue, you'll find retrospectives and interviews that shine spotlights on some of the most celebrated, and in some cases, underrated, films from 1986.

Scott Weinberg's interview with Barbara Crampton offers an intriguing look at the making of Stuart Gordon's other H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond. Scott Drebit enrolls at Slaughter High to give his grade on the school-set slasher. Joseph Maddrey sits »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie Review – Cell (2016)

5 July 2016 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cell, 2016.

Directed by Tod Williams.

Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman.


When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

When I read Stephen King’s Cell ten years ago (2006), like many of his books, I thought it would make a great movie.  Dimension Films thought the same thing and bought rights to make the movie with Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) directing. Roth dropped out in 2009 and then finally in 2012 and 2013, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson casting was announced with a Saban Films release date on VOD in June and theatrical release in July.  I was not familiar with new director Tod Williams »

- Tai Freligh

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‘Monster Trucks’ Trailer: Lucas Till’s Got More Than A Tiger In His Tank

1 June 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

E.T. meets Christine? No. Lilo’s Stitch meets The Car? Nope. Flipper meets Maximum Overdrive? 0-for-3. Welcome to the first trailer for Monster Trucks, the long-delayed CG/live-action pic that hits theaters in January — its fourth release date. As he gears up to play MacGyver in the fall and is onscreen as Havok in X-Men: Apocalypse, Lucas Till stars as Tripp, an average guy still living in the town where he was born who cobbles together a truck from scraps. Then there’s… »

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Stephen King's 'Cell' finally gets a trailer, so is it better late than never?

26 April 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This one’s been a long time coming. Stephen King is a genre unto himself at this point. A “Stephen King movie” can be anything from Stand By Me to Maximum Overdrive, and the only thing they all have in common is him as the original source of the material. It seems like a given at this point that if King publishes something, it will eventually be turned into a film. Some books just take longer than others to make the jump. For example, Hulu just wrapped up 11.22.63, the eight-part adaptation of King’s time-travel story about trying to stop the murder of JFK from taking place. Co-produced by Bad Robot and starring James Franco, that was not the first attempt at cracking that adaptation. Jonathan Demme was the first director to try to take a crack at that one, and he was going to do it as a feature film. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Stephen King’s 11.22.63 Review

7 April 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The majority of Stephen King’s novels have been adapted for film or TV since the publication of his first book Carrie in 1974. While varying in quality from masterpiece (The Shawshank Redemption) to sloppy monster truck horror (Maximum Overdrive), King adaptations specifically tailored for TV have been, overall, of a lesser quality than the big

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- Daniel Goodwin

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All the TV Shows and Movies Hitting Hulu in April

22 March 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix and HBO Now aren't the only places to see great shows and movies in April! Hulu has so many titles coming, including the season finales for a bunch of your favorite shows. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and My Best Friend's Wedding will also be available, among several other vintage films. Check out the full list below, and get a load of Netflix and HBO Go's new picks, too! Available April 1 Shades of Blue, season one finale You, Me & the Apocalypse, season one finale Barbershop, complete season one Alfie American Loser Amistad And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! Arctic Tale The Arrival Away From Her Bad Boys II Bananas Basic Instinct 2 The Bear Bloodsucking Bastards Brighton Rock Carlos Chelsea Walls Cinema Paradiso Count Yorga, Vampire Cube Cube 2: Hypercube Cube Zero Dead Heat Dead Man The Dead Zone Death Wish Deuces Wild Donnie Brasco Dr. T. and the »

- Maggie Pehanick

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The Scream Cast: Episodes 92 and 93

21 March 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson take a look at another slice of home video horror.

Don’t forget to check out for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

Episode 92: I Am Thor!

Welcome to Heavy Metal Horror Month here at The ScreamCast! We kick things off with a conversation with Jon Mikl Thor himself about the new documentary I Am Thor. Plus, we dive into the AC/DC driven, Steven King-directed, cocaine induced train-wreck of awesome: Maximum Overdrive! Then we investigate Satanism, Heavy Metal and Murder with Hack-o-lantern.

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Episode 93: McBeardo And The Turbulence Of Heavy Metal Movies

Week #2 in our month of Heavy Metal Horror! Today Mike “McBeardo” McPadden makes an »

- Phil Wheat

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Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Marla Maples Is Joining Dancing with the Stars

4 March 2016 11:25 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The ballroom is continuing to fill up! Marla Maples, who is best known for having been married to current presidential candidate Donald Trump, is joining Dancing with the Stars for season 22, sources tell E! News. ABC doesn't comment on casting rumors, and viewers can expect to find out the official line-up of celebs when they are unveiled on Good  Morning America on March 8, just ahead of the season premiere on March 21.  The 52-year-old actress married Trump in 1993, and they separated in 1997 before divorcing in 1999. She appeared in movies like Maximum Overdrive and Happiness, and more recently guest starred on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie. She also hosted a radio talk show and released »

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Help Get The Goblin Head From Maximum Overdrive On Stage with AC/DC!

20 January 2016 7:15 AM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Do your part to get the Maximum Overdrive head on stage with AC/DC! We’re huge fans of Stephen King’s thus far only directorial effort, 1986’s Maximum Overdrive. You can read about that peculiar passion by going Here. In the piece linked above, we talked about a great dude named Tim Shockey, a former video store…

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- Chris Alexander

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Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive Turns 30!

31 December 2015 8:59 PM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock kicks off 2016 with a look at Stephen King’s 30 year old trash classic Maximum Overdrive. As we roar into the new year, it’s always vital as fans of cinema to reflect on history and its influence on the present and imagine its impact on the future. And when it comes to terror, it’s…

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- Chris Alexander

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