Obviously, the existence of curses and ghosts and assorted beasties that hide in kids’ closets can’t be proven. Those rumors about the film’s true authorship can, though, and Wish Upon and Annabelle director John Leonetti did pretty much exactly that on the newest episode of Blumhouse’s Shock Waves podcast. Leonetti’s brother Michael was the Dp ...
Marta died at his home in Bozeman, Mont., on Apr. 13 after suffering from several years of health issues, his family reported.
Born on Oct. 5, 1943 in Pasadena, Calif., Marta went on to become a founding member and the first president of the Society of Operating Cameramen — now Society of Camera Operators — from 1981-85. He was also one of the early champions of the industrywide labor-management safety committee. In 1996, he received the SoC’s Presidents Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Marta started his career as an uncredited assistant cameraman on “Diamonds Are Forever.” He later worked on such 1970s films as Tom Laughlin’s indie sequels “The Trial of Billy Jack” and “Billy Jack Goes to Washington;” Norman Jewison’s “… And Justice for All,” starring Al Pacino; and
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.
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:
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”
Though released four years after the 1982 original, Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Plans were afoot to make Poltergeist 2's preacher a recurring horror character to rival the likes of Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers...
In Poltergeist II, directed by Brian Gibson, Reverend Henry Kane - played by Julian Beck - was a doomsday cult leader in the early 19th century, who promised to save his followers from the end of the world by hiding them in an underground cavern below what later became the Freeling familys' property. But Kane had an ulterior motive. And according to an interview at Poltergeist 3: The Website, Kane was on his way to achieving the iconic horror status of Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers by becoming the beast.
“I was at Universal in the early 90s and I heard about Poltergeist 4,” industry insider Macklin Crux told the site. “Someone told me about a new script that was being developed about the pre-story: Kane and his followers.
Synapse Films is also keeping busy with a trio of releases this Tuesday—The Coffin Joe Trilogy Collection, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, and This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse—and for those of you missed it in theaters, Boo! A Madea Halloween comes home to both Blu-ray and DVD on January 31st as well.
Lair of the White Worm: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)
Bram Stoker’s last novel is the basis for this wild tale of a horrific beast and the evil forces it unleashes on the beautiful English countryside.
Check out our exclusive bonus features clip of actor Oliver Robins reminiscing about the braces scene below, and be sure to visit Scream Factory to learn more about their Collector’s Edition Blu-rays of both Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III:
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray copy of Poltergeist II: The Other Side.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Poltergeist II Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 3rd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray): “In this thrilling follow-up to the smash hit Poltergeist, the Freeling family (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson,
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray): “In this thrilling follow-up to the smash hit Poltergeist, the Freeling family (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins) settles into a new home following the annihilation of their former residence by terrifying visitors from the netherworld. But the spirits of the dead are still hell-bent on luring the family’s clairvoyant daughter Carol Anne to “the other side.” This chilling sequel, directed by Brian Gibson (Breaking Glass) also stars Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Julian Beck (The Cotton Club) and Zelda Rubinstein (Anguish) returns as Tangina.
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From Scream Factory: "They’re Here…Again! The 1986 and 1988 sequels to Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg’s original classic Poltergeist are coming to Scream Factory this Winter!
Today we reveal to you a few more details about them:
- Official release dates for both are January 24th
- Both will be a branded as a "Collector's Editions" that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).
- The newly-commissioned front-facing artwork you see pictured comes to us from artist Justin Osbourn (Lifeforce, The Fog, Child’s Play). The reverse side of the wraps will showcase the original theatrical poster art.
- Bonus features and specs
From Scream Factory: “We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up:
1. Bubba Ho-tep (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.
2 Willard (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!
3. Ben (1972) – The sequel to Willard.
4. Black Christmas (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!
5. Poltergeist II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”
6. Poltergeist III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”
7. Dreamscape (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.
8. Rabid (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic!
Press Release: Fright-Rags has scared up new apparel and posters from The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist II: The Other Side.
1979’s The Amityville Horror is often imitated but rarely topped. Artist Justin Osbourn warns you to get out out the film’s iconic house with his shirt design, while Kyle Crawford creates a collage of haunting imagery for his.
Crawford’s artwork is also available on baseball tees and 18×24 screen-printed posters. The standard poster is limited to 175, and the red variant is limited to 50 with a glow-in-the-dark layer.
While Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is a bona fide classic, its 1986 sequel has its own merits. Osbourn and Crawford each offer a design featuring the film’s protagonist, Carol Anne, being terrorized by the menacing Kane.
The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist II
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