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Winona Ryder was one of the '80s and '90s most popular It girls thanks to a collection of iconic roles in movies like Heathers and Beetlejuice, so if you're in need of a Halloween costume idea, the Stranger Things actress has you covered. Whether you prefer Lydia Deetz's gothic style or Jo March's Civil War-era bonnet, we've rounded up all of her most well-known characters to ensure you're looking your best this October. Related:Winona Ryder's Latest Magazine Cover Will Make Every '90s Girl Extremely HappyOver 250 Celebrity Halloween Costumes!25 Photos That Prove Winona Ryder Hasn't Aged a Bit After 30 Years in HollywoodThis Year's Hottest Pop Culture Halloween Costumes For Women »
- Quinn Keaney
Donald Trump’s treatment of women during his presidential campaign has been chilling, but he’s been turned into a true horror movie villain thanks to a funny new viral video. Funny or Die tapped legendary composer Danny Elfman to give a soundtrack to a supercut of Trump’s odd stalking of Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9, and the results are frightful.
The video, titled “Trump Stalks Hillary,” turns the misogynistic candidate into even more of a monster, following Clinton around the stage like a shadow. It was an odd strategy that was roundly mocked on Twitter. But this reimagining brings Trump squarely into Michael Myers / Jason Voorhees territory, creeping behind her like an “It Follows” fever dream.
- William Earl
Priced at $18.00, the new shirt will be available for a 24-hour period beginning at 12:01 am Et on Saturday morning and ending at midnight on Saturday night.
It will never be reprinted by Fright Rags, so if you're interested in purchasing this latest Midnight Madness shirt, then keep an eye on Fright Rags' official website this weekend. Below, we have official details and a look at the shirt from Fright Rags.
- Derek Anderson
The way in which movie studios have begun to book untitled movies release dates years in advance is perhaps the best reflection of the level of competition that currently exists between the giant ‘tentpole’ movies that are crammed into each calendar year. They do also provide grist for the rumour mill, which in turn aids promotion – because if people are speculating about which film will fit in each announced release date, then anticipation for those films will inevitably increase. We have seen such speculation spike today, with the announcement of two Warner Bros release dates – leading some to suggest that The Batman is finally fixed in place.
It was a tweet from Exhibitor Relations that broke the news.
Stop the presses! Untitled WB Event Films are now set for 9/27/19 and 2/7/20.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) 12 October 2016
Warner Bros has been talking about The Batman for a few months now, having announced Ben Affleck »
- Sarah Myles
Horror movies can give you nightmares, but they can also give you belly aches because you laughed too hard. This is our list of the ten best films that are a perfect blend of comedy and horror.
Horror films allow us to explore our fears. They find the ideas and concepts that frighten us the most, and then they bring those things to life. One of the most universal concepts explored in horror films is death. A universal fear among the living. Death, it turns out, is actually an excellent topic for comedy as well. Since death is something that haunts us all, it is a perfect universal target for comedy. Different perspectives can paint death in a less frightening light. In doing so, it gives our fears a new perspective. We can laugh at them.
Horror-comedies are, therefore, not as juxtaposed as they might first seem. They play off »
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For those of you with Amazon Prime benefits, you may or may not have realized just how many great, free horror movies the site’s streaming service has to offer for members (something I sadly didn’t realize until late last year myself). I recently spent a few hours combing through their entire library and came up with this list of 31 horror movies (spanning several different sub-genres) that are sure to make for fun and fright-filled ways to get you ready for Halloween.
When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, three scouts and one badass cocktail waitress will fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
- Heather Wixson
Tim Burton, cinema’s so-called Master of the Macabre, is most known for his unique cinematic style and quirky, gothic creations – think Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands. Most of his oeuvre, however, is made up of adaptations of pre-existing works, ranging from books to comics to old soap operas.
His latest movie only continues this trend. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ photo-novel for Ya audiences. With its strange kids with odd powers, it seems tailor-made for the director and has so far been received with middling to positive reviews. It’s not exactly a shining return to form for Burton, then, but it is certainly a step up from many of his recent movies.
With Miss Peregrine now in cinemas though, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at all 10 of Tim Burton’s adaptations, and rank them »
- Christian Bone
MaryAnn’s quick take…
Relentlessly dull. A tour of a strange world and “characters” little more than their “peculiar” abilities isn’t enough to whip up fantastical excitement. I’m “biast” (pro): I was a peculiar child, and I remain a peculiar adult; love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): mostly disappointed by Tim Burton lately
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So it’s Harry Potter Lite. Very lite. No, wait: It’s X-Men Babies. In the land of Groundhog Day, or maybe in a Doctor Who-ish timey-wimey chronic hysteresis. Where they’re haunted by Slenderman. Later, there is a Bill & Ted reference. Remember the days when Tim Burton made movies that took your breath away with their originality? Where has that Tim Burton gone?
Okay, so lots of things are derivative. That’s not necessarily a dealbreaker. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced the line-up for its Halloween 2016 event at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, as they unleash a six-pack of cracking horror over a 13-hour marathon which includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut. Check out the full press release below…
First up is the UK premiere of Bed Of The Dead, a crowd-pleasingly ghoulish orgy of sex and gore where four swingers become stuck on a haunted double bed plagued by terrifying hallucinations. Next in the panic-stricken line-up is the UK Premiere of Don’T Hang Up where an evening of prank calls puts two millennials in deadly peril when one recipient decides to fight back. After that comes the UK Premiere of Cold Moon, a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance from the dark imagination of Michael McDowell, esteemed writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare before Christmas. »
- Gary Collinson
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 2016.
Directed by Tim Burton.
Following a family tragedy, lonely teenager Jake decides to travel to Wales in order to search for answers that his grandfather has told him can be found at Miss Peregrine’s children’s home.
Welcome to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and possibly one of the most – superficially, at least – perfect partnerships in film of the past few years: that of director Tim Burton and source material author Ransom Riggs. Stuffed with odd-ball occurrences, period splendour, spindly villains and his usual gothic flair, Miss Peregrine is a Burton-stamped production from the very beginning, even with the story beginning in the exotic climes of Florida.
Jake (the eminently watchable Butterfield) is a typical »
- Tori Brazier
Tim Burton is a wizard of odd. The best of his films take us into a world where anything is possible ... but the impossible is even better. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based on Ransom Rigg's 2011 young-adult novel, is so crowded with incident that it sometimes seems in danger of imploding. But Burton has always had an affinity for the peculiar. so how could he resist Miss Peregrine? As played by the bracingly eccentric Eva Green (the Penny Dreadful star who worked with Burton in 2012's Dark Shadows), Miss »
In the second of our exclusive interviews with some of the cast of Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sits down with Asa Butterfield to talk about the film, working with Tim Burton and all that Spider-Man talk…
When did you first hear about the film?
I first read the script over two years ago now, in fact I read the script and the book around the same time and I knew that Tim (Burton) was going to be directing it and I’ve always been a massive fan of Tim even before I started acting – I loved his style. So when I got the script and knew that he was doing it I thought “I’m gonna get this one!” I had already put a lot of work in to this and met with Tim and we »
- Scott J. Davis
Ryan Lambie Published Date Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:52
A mad young inventor in a loft constructs living creatures from spare parts. A teenage girl wears asbestos gloves to prevent herself from lighting fires with her hands. A small boy has a right eye which can project his dreams onto a wall. These and other shunned oddments of society live in a neo-gothic house on a remote Welsh island, all watched over by the imposing yet good-natured Miss Peregrine - who you might recognise as Eva Green smoking a pipe.
There’s much in the novels by Ransom Riggs that seems tailor made for Tim Burton’s cheerfully macabre sensibility, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children arrives on the silver screen like an X-Men comic drawn by Edward Gorey. Viewers familiar with such movies as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Dark Shadows will recognise Burton’s handiwork here; Miss Peregrine is, »
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review by Luke Ryan Baldock.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review
Tim Burton has certainly had a tumultuous time in his film career. Being picked from near obscurity to direct Batman after a two bonkers directorial features and animating at Disney, he has seesawed between just about every imaginable form of adaptation. From his ill fated reimagining of Planet of the Apes, his own take on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a sequel of sorts to Alice in Wonderland, and even an animated remake of one of his own shorts, no matter what the final product he always has his own style. Now he jumps into his first Ya adaptation, a genre that »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Samuel L. Jackson has worked with almost everyone at this point in his career. He most recently added Tim Burton to that list with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” an adaptation of the young-adult novel by Ransom Riggs. The actor’s unexpected takeaway from the experience is that the “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Ed Wood” director is “very Quentin [Tarantino]-like” in his approach to filmmaking.
“It’s incumbent on you to come in there as precise and as sure as you want to do as [he is],” Jackson eleborated during the “Miss Peregrine” premiere on Monday night. “But still he expects you to come and create something that’s as unique and visual as what he’s doing.” The actor has worked with Tarantino a number of times, »
- Michael Nordine
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month. »
- Edward Douglas
With Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children out in UK cinemas this week, Flickering Myth’s roving reporter Scott J. Davis was able to sit down with some of the cast to chat about the film. In the first of two exclusive interviews, he chats to star Ella Purnell about the film, working with Tim Burton and her chemistry with co-star Asa Butterfield…
Tim Burton has such a distinctive and unusual style of filmmaking, how was it to work with him on Miss Peregrine’s?
Dreamy! He’s such a dude and he’s so cool! He asks how your weekend was, what you’ve got your for tea, everything! After you get over the initial shock of his hair and him just being such an eccentric, wonderful, energetic person he is really calm and casual and I love the way he works – I’d work with him a million times over. »
- Scott J. Davis
From family films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to comedies like Beetlejuice, director Tim Burton brings his unique style next to the dark fantasy film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson and tells the tale of 16-year-old Jake Porter whose ordinary life takes an extraordinary turn after he is introduced to Miss Peregrine and her peculiar...
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The very title “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” conjures a delightfully eccentric cross between Edward Gorey and the X-Men, and there was a time when one could expect that director Tim Burton would know exactly what to do with this sort of material. The film offers the occasional flash of delectable weirdness from the man who once gave us “Beetlejuice” and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” but for most of its seemingly interminable running time, “Miss Peregrine’s” has all the breeziness and joy of wading through aspic. Working from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”), adapting the novel. »
- Alonso Duralde
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is a movie intended to challenge the idea that everything has already been discovered, that the world has been completely strip-mined of its wonder. If the message comes across as canned and unconvincing, perhaps that’s because director Tim Burton has spent a large part of the last 15 years ghoulishly repackaging some of the most exhausted stories in Western culture — at this point, his involvement in this project is like John Lasseter making a film that lamented the decline of hand-drawn animation, or Zack Snyder making a film that lamented the loss of quality blockbuster entertainment.
- David Ehrlich
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