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When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
The film, directed by Peter Askin and starring Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang, is written by Stephen King and based off his short story “A Good Marriage” from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars”.
A bit of trivia on the movie - this is the first feature film screenplay Stephen King has adapted from one of his works in 25 years (last one: “Pet Sematary” in 1989), and only the 4th one overall (the other two feature films: “Cat’s Eye” in »
- Michelle McCue
What makes a good title for a horror movie? Hollywood doesn't seem to know these days, as evidenced by names like Oculus and too many nouns ending in "ing" (The Awakening; The Conjuring) or adjectives that are rather tame sounding, like Sinister and Insidious. This week's new release As Above, So Below is either a good title or a bad one, depending on whom you ask, but I'd say its only real problem is that it doesn't immediately sound like a horror movie. That doesn't mean it's not worth seeing, just maybe that it won't as easily draw audiences as, say, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That's a title that tells you what you're in for. Other titles that you know are going to be scary movies include Pet Sematary, A Nightmare on Elm...
- Christopher Campbell
Quick catch up if you missed the first installment of this series: I’m a guy who missed a lot of generation-defining movies from my youth (though I did not, as many readers apparently suspect, intentionally not watch them as some sort of devious scheme). Now I’m watching them as a 30-year-old in 2014 with no nostalgia for them. It doesn’t make my opinion any more or less valid, but hopefully it’s an interesting one. Or that’s the hope, anyway. This week, I watched Stephen King’s It. I’ve read the book, but not seen the movie. I think I might have seen a brief part of the original airing when I was six (I remembered seeing a black dog, and that was indeed in the movie), but my parents probably didn’t want me watching it because I had gotten freaked out by Pet Sematary not long before. (I »
- Ashe Cantrell
Good day, extinguishers of all things solar. This past week gave us two equally grating slices of horror: Leatherface as a teenager and Let.s Be Cops getting released the same week as everything going on in Ferguson, Missouri. To take your mind off all that, check out the limited release of Jeff Baena.s zombie comedy Life After Beth, which uses winning performances to bring life to a tonally fluctuating plotline. How is Aubrey Plaza not in everything at this point? In other news, Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is finally on the road to getting made. Saw V and Grizzly director David Hackl is taking to Kickstarter to get partial funding for his next project, the Wwi thriller Earthworks. On September 13th, the documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary will make its world premiere in »
Stephen King has turned Maine into an iconic state filled with horrors over the years so it's only right that the upcoming documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary makes its premiere on a double bill with Pet Sematary in Hancock, Maine.
On Saturday, September 13th, Unearthed & Untold will be playing at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth - one of the primary towns featured in the original film. This event is being billed as a double feature: They will also be showing Pet Sematary just before the documentary!
The doc's filmmakers, John Campopiano and Justin White, will be in attendance as will some local cast and crew from the film.
Tickets should sell quickly so go to the Grand Theater website to buy now!
In the meantime check out the trailer, and learn more on the Unearthed & Untold Facebook page.
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is »
- Steve Barton
Joseph Maddrey has definitely kept himself busy throughout the last few years. Having written the Excellent “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film” a decade ago, Maddrey didn’t stop to rest before co-writing the Lance Henriksen bio “Not Bad For A Human“, as well as “A Strange Idea of Entertainment: Conversations with Tom McLoughlin“.
In celebration of his most recent book, “Beyond Fear: Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven and George Romero’s Living Dead“, Maddrey wrote a bit about his Top Ten Stephen King Books, as well as partnering up with Icons of Fright to give one lucky reader a copy of “Beyond Fear” (after the list). So by all means, check out Maddrey’s list and enter the contest, as the book looks to be quite the read!
#10 – Duma Key (2008)
This is the »
- Jerry Smith
Another one of those pesky remake projects that just never seems to push forward with any great conviction is Paramount's re-adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. Originally adapted for the big screen back in 1989 by King himself with Mary Lambert in the director's chair it has become one of the more popular workings of the horror maestro's back catalogue. The last we heard was that 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was set to direct. That still appears to be the case but now Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler has jumped on board to pen the new version. According to Buhler both he and Fresnadillo pitched an outline to Paramount which they loved and he's been working on the first draft ever since. »
One of my favorite interviews during Comic-Con 2014 was catching up with Scott Snyder to discuss his run on Batman, especially the horror elements he’s brought to the series. While I conducted the interview for our upcoming first issue of Deadly – Horror & Sci-Fi Magazine, I wanted to give our readers a little sample, where Scott Snyder talks about Zero Year and teases what’s ahead for the Dark Knight:
Congratulations on the completion of Zero Year. I really enjoyed your update to Batman’s origin, especially how you were able to bring in The Joker and reinvent Doctor Death.
Scott Snyder: It means a lot. I barely made it out of that one alive. It meant so much to us and it was so harrowing to do the origin. I was so scared when I started it, but it’s the thing I’m proudest of that I’ve done on Batman. »
- Jonathan James
Writer Jeff Buhler tipped us off exclusively this morning to the news that he’s come aboard director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Pet Sematary reboot for Paramount as the project’s screenwriter, and we chatted with him regarding the property. Dive in!
Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium (and who is also penning the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures’ re-launch of The Grudge franchise), said of Pet Sematary, "I’ve been working with Juan Carlos on his rebooted, re-imagined version."
He added, "Paramount had a script from Matt Greenburg and then brought Juan Carlos on, and they were looking to do some work on the script, and then I came in. Juan Carlos and I collaborated on a new outline for the film, »
- Sean Decker
Yesterday Andrew reported in from the Sdcc panel for "The Walking Dead," the Season 5 trailer arrived, and we took part in roundtables with the cast and crew, the highlights of which you'll find right here.
The press room for the series was, as usual, quite hectic, resulting in our not being able to chat with a few of the principals, but those we did have a chance to grill about the upcoming season revealed just enough to leave us anxiously awaiting October 12th, when Season 5 will debut.
We asked Danai Gurira about Michonne's state of mind as things resume, and she said the character is "dealing with circumstances" in an "intensely macro and micro" way. She has "some great interpersonal relationships" going on, like with Carl and Rick, but it's "intense getting to know the new people."
As for working without her trusty sword, Gurira said it's not an issue because "she doesn't need it. »
- Debi Moore
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Jug Face (2013)
Written by: Chad Crawford Kinkle
Directed by: Chad Crawford Kinkle
I gotta say that this movie could be about anything. Let me present a few possible scenarios: A poor, homely, simpleton girl that is abused by those more fortunate than her, and hopefully, she executes a cold and calculating plan of revenge using supernatural means? Nope. Maybe a backwoods girl possessed by something unholy whose only salvation is an exorcism by a righteous crusader? No, but closer than the first option.
“Jug Face” begins with Ada, a young rural girl getting crudely deflowered in the woods by her boyfriend perhaps, unfortunately more like her brother. A few weeks later, she suspects and then confirms that she is pregnant. »
It’s Friday! Tgif! And time to rock out and kick the weekend off right! I know I haven’t done one of these in a while, but honestly, I’ve had The Punisher on the brain all week, so that’s the inspiration behind this “song of the week.” I mean, we had the great Mark Goldblatt, director of the original 1989 movie as a special guest on the latest Killer Pov, but also, I’ve just in general been going back to the early books featuring my favorite vigilante & re-familiarizing myself with all The Punisher stories. And it always reminds me of the Biohazard track “Punishment” from their 1992 album “Urban Discipline.” While lyrically it doesn’t match or fit the character (it’s not about him or anything), it does opens with a bit of Dolph Lundgren dialogue from the movie which I’ve always loved. (It’s sadly »
- Rob Galluzzo
Brooke Lewis, aka Ms. Vampy, and yours truly, Dr. Gash, have once again collaborated on a cacophony of cryptic clues to help you ring in Father's Day this Sunday, June 15th, in the best possible way. Read on to get the scoop.
Ms. Vampy says: Acknowledge Your Father for All His Hard Work
After 100 years, I still can’t figure out men, but what I do know is that men need and love to be acknowledged for all they do, provide and work for! So let your father or man in your life know that you recognize and are grateful for all he has done to keep your family afloat and happy.
Dr. Gash says: As a father and a man myself, I can attest to the fact that Ms. Vampy is 100 percent right on the nose with this one. A little appreciation goes a long way. Don't be an »
- Scott Hallam
Around this time last year, Chiller premiered their anthology film Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, which included short films from the likes of Eric England (Contracted), Emily Hagins (Pathogen) and even Pet Sematary's Gage Creed, Miko Hughes.
This year they're at it again, with the premiere looming for the follow-up Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear.
The second installment in the series is set for premiere on July 11th at 9pm Est, of course exclusively on Chiller TV. The anthology features five short films that are each set in a different state, thus the title, and which center on five different basic human fears.
Check out the full roster of included shorts below, and set your DVRs!
The Trouble With Dad - Fear of »
- John Squires
The rights to Stephen King's latest short story "Bad Little Kid" have been snatched up. The Hollywood Reporter says they went to Laurent Bouzereau who intends to groom the story into a feature film he'll direct. Bouzereau and "King" go way back. He used to produce various bonus content for special editions of Christine, Pet Sematary and various other King films. In 2011, he directed the TCM special A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King.
The post Stephen King’s Bad Little Kid Might Be a Movie appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Back in March, Stephen King released a new short story exclusively in German and French as a “Thank You” to his European fans for the great time he had during his visit to Europe late last year. Titled Bad Little Kid, it has been revealed that feature film rights to the story have already been picked up.
According to THR, who originally reported the news, the “supernatural tale centers on a man whose life changes forever when he realizes that a mysterious boy is causing the deaths of people he loves.”
Laurent Bouzereau and his production company, Nedland Media, acquired feature film rights and the plan is for Bouzereau to direct. As a director, Laurent Bouzereau has over 284 credits for video documentaries and DVD / Blu-ray bonus features for movies such as The Dead Zone and Pet Sematary.
The post Film Rights Acquired for Stephen King’s Bad Little Kid appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Jonathan James
High school was hard for all of us, no matter who we were when we were seventeen. It’s just a fact. Whether we ran with the jocks, loitered in the parking lot with the stoners, were stuck studying in the library with the other nerds or spent all our time talking trash backstage with the theatre kids, everyone had something going on that was eating them up inside. It’s just a good thing that we didn’t have something eating our outsides, too. The premise of writer-directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson‘s All Cheerleaders Die is simple in that slasher, hot girls getting sucked to the dark side and covered in blood kind of horror movie. But rather than running in fear from whatever deranged killer is on their path, these chicks are the source of this high school problem. The titular cheerleaders’ troubles begin when a mysterious outsider proves her worth and finally »
- Samantha Wilson
Every good teenage slasher movie includes a female cheerleader stereotype – typically blonde, popular, ditzy, top-heavy, and dead within minutes. Daddy can’t help you while Ghostface is in hot pursuit, and neither will that Mercedes Benz you got as a Sweet Sixteen present – but what happens when the main cast of your horror film is completely populated by cheerleaders? You can’t execute every character, can you? With Lucky McKee helming (alongside co-director Chris Sivertson), such a drastic turn didn’t seem out of the ordinary, but All Cheerleaders Die displays a massive formal transition for McKee. Known for grungy, dirty, gritty horror like The Woman, McKee (and Sivertson) shake their pom-poms and wave their spirit fingers for a horror-inspired rendition of Bring It On - a bright, bitchy pep-rally crashed by death, destruction, and witchcraft.
In a high school full of jocks, nerds, plastics, and other normal cliques, Maddy »
- Matt Donato
Here we go! It’s Friday, time to kick back and enjoy the weekend and what better way than by cranking a killer tune to set the mood?! This post was inspired by artist Kawehi. Have you heard of her yet? In the last several weeks, she became an Internet sensation with her beautiful reinterpretation of Nirvana‘s single “Heart Shaped Box.” I love every thing about it! (Including her! Marry me, please? Dammit, she’s already married.) But on the Esquire article where I originally discovered her, they also embedded a cover of Nine Inch Nail‘s “Closer.” I’ve always been a huge, huge fan of Trent Reznor and company, and I enjoyed the hell out of their most recent album ‘Hesitation Marks’ (the vinyl mix is excellent, by the way), but hearing this cover got me to re-appreciate “The Downward Spiral” again. I even have an instrumental version of that entire album! »
- Rob Galluzzo
Listen up, King fans! This is very cool! Cemetery Dance Publications signed an exclusive deal to produce a six-volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King's early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! Read on for details!
From the Press Release
These are the books that launched King's career and made him a household name, and our special editions will be beautiful and oversized volumes like we've published for From a Buick 8, It, Doctor Sleep, and many other King books over the years.
The first title in this special six-volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this summer and is available for pre-order immediately.
Other volumes in this »
- Steve Barton
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