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Looking for a great way to vent your holiday line frustrations? Can't stand all that Christmas music? Getting a headache from the endless twinkle lights? Then grab your iPhone and zap some zombie pets with Paramount Digital Entertainment's Pet Sematary, inspired by the cult horror film. At $0.99, it's cheaper than yet another eggnog binge.
Paramount has just released a new gameplay video for Pet Sematary, demonstrating its frantic, tap-to-kill gameplay. See the clip below, right here on Fangoria.com's Horrorcade.
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Quick, what’s the scariest horror film score out there? I’m sure a couple of no-brainers came to mind, and a few of you probably thought of something wholly original. Thanks to the Cinemagic channel on Sirius Xm, we have an official list to choose from. There are a few shocking inclusions, and a couple of omissions, one that I, myself, deem glaring.
See for yourself:
Omen, The Jerry Goldsmith 6
Thing, The Ennio Morricone 8
Exorcist, The Pendereki 9
Fog, The John Carpenter 10
Rosemary’s Baby Christopher Komeda 11
Suspira Goblin 15
Changeling, The Rick Williams 17
Dawn of the Dead Assorted 18
Haunted Palace, The Ronald Stein 19
Amityville Horror, The Lalo Schifrin 20
Creepshow John »
Part 2 of the Big Bear Horror Film Festival recap. Read Part 1 here.
After being up way too late the night before watching Golden Girls and Sex And The City reruns in my hotel room (P.S., I’m totally gay), it was time to get back to the Big Bear Horror Film Festival for a really great film, Die-ner (Get It?).
Yes, the “Get It?” is part of the film title, which I’m now publicly begging the filmmakers to change. Why? Because this film is so much smarter than the title. Die-ner (Get It?) is a well directed, well written and well acted serial-killer-plus-zombie flick that makes great use of its limited resources. I don’t want to give too much away, but I definitely recommend Patrick Horvath’s awesome motion picture.
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Halloween is almost upon us and if you’re looking for zombie-killing action look no further than your fingertips! Paramount has just released a spooky iPhone video game perfect for the frightful season upon us – Pet Sematary, inspired by the classic horror film. If you’re not already planning a Halloween video games feature, how about a round-up on this season’s scariest games? Please consider the upcoming launch of Paramount’s spookiest video game:
Pet Sematary, a top-down, tap-to-kill arcade game inspired by the classic horror film “Pet Sematary,” is coming to the iPhone and iPod touch this month. In Pet Sematary, a grief-stricken father buries his son in an ancient animal burial ground where, it is said, everything buried will come back to life. But the burial ground is for animals only; when the animals and his son rise from the grave – they have a new hunger for human flesh. »
I wanted to hate this movie, I really did; in fact, the first thing I did before I even watched the thing was brainstorm some high-larious jokes regarding the hokey tag line, which solemnly reads, "You brought them into this world...they'll take you out." How pleased I was with myself, chuckling quietly as I armed myself with a veritable battalion of besmirching, scathingly funny material. What a fool I was. All of that haughty posturing quickly slipped away after I got about half an hour into the film and was promptly Drop-kicked In The Face With Nausea-inducing Terror.
We're all familiar with the concept of creepy killer kids. It's done entirely too often (Joshua, The Good Son, Orphan, Children of the Corn, Village of the Damned) and only rarely is it done well (The Bad Seed, The Omen, Pet Sematary). Luckily, The Children manages to hold up amongst the best, »
- Inna Mkrtycheva
Shut the blinds, carve the pumpkins and grab the popcorn -- "Extra" has compiled a list of the best horror, thriller and campy flicks to celebrate Halloween!
Top Flicks for HalloweenAmerican Psycho
1979 thriller about the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family. The film is said to be based on true events.
This 1990 campy-horror flick about deadly »
Children of The Corn Directed by Donald P. Borchers In what's being marketed as a "rebirth," Children of the Corn revisits the 80's classic that spawned 6 sequels and countless amounts of children to fear those long weekends in the country. There's a trend happening again in the Horror genre. A trend that makes a strong case that children are complete creeps. Not only are they capable of being annoying little brats but it seems that in every town, city, county or home, there's at least one twisted little monster, who in between playing with Trouble the pop-omatic bubble game dreams of popping your skull open and feasting upon the meat of your brain. Word of advice: Don't have kids and don't trust kids, they'll just try to kill you. Children of the Corn, if anything, reaffirms these wise words as well as gives us the much needed visceral satisfaction of brutal violence towards kiddies, »
Fangoria readers might recognize Jean Beauvoir as the composer behind the theme songs for Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary and Wes Craven's Shocker. Outside of his filmic work (which also includes "Feel the Heat" from 1986's Cobra), the one-time member of The Plasmatics is known for pushing the creative envelope - something he continues to do with his latest project, Crown of Thorns.
Fangoria Musick just got a hold of the risqué new music video for "Rock Ready" off Crown of Thorns' latest record Faith, which can be viewed below.
Alluding to the album title, the "Rock Ready" video is set in a church; however, Voodoo symbolism is displayed throughout - a nod to Beauvoir’s Haitian roots. With heavy guitars and thumping drums, the band sings of worshiping no God other than rock itself while a sultry, fire-breathing "Betty" lies at the altar.
Faith is the first »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
Director Mary Lambert is leaving the Pet Sematary behind in lieu of some more oceanographic terrors. Seems she has developed a serious case of Hydrophobia, the title of a new chiller about a killer mermaid that can only be stopped by a man afraid of water. Think of it as the anti-Splash.
I hadn't heard anything about Hydrophobia until stumbling upon a blurb about it on Moviehole. They were reporting that Wolf Creek star Nathan Philips is rumored to be joining the cast opposite Bai Ling, who it seems will be playing the killer mermaid. Bai Ling as a murderous man-eating mermaid; I can totally see that. I can totally see that even without the mermaid aspect.
Scouring the Internet for further information, I ran across the film's MySpace page and the website of cinematographer Michael Karp, who I can only presume must be attached to the project since he »
In the vast ocean of metal, you’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as respected as Max Cavalera. After spending the better half of two decades as the frontman of Sepultura, the Brazilian guitarist/vocalist has been working almost non-stop since 1997 with his current band, Soulfly in addition to side projects including the Cavalera Conspiracy, reuniting with his brother Igor, former drummer of Sepultura.
With Soulfly set to embark on a U.S. tour later this month, the often-elusive Cavalera took time out from tour prep for a phone interview with Fangoria Musick to talk music, his love of horror (Coffin Joe!), and what the future holds for the band.
James Zahn/Fangoria: So you’re getting geared up for another tour here pretty soon.
Max Cavalera: Yep, we’re going back out on the road in a little more than two weeks.
Zahn: There was talk that »
- email@example.com (James Zahn & Ben Brezinski)
It's the Big 2-0 for Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom - the column where we track down some of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) bands to get their thoughts on on the world of horror, and which films scare them.
For our 20th Installment we finally get some opinions from a female perspective.
Fango recently caught up with bassist Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies to find out what scares her. The now L.A.-based Aussie gave us the scoop on 10 fright films that have made a lasting impact on her horror viewing habit....
2) Hostel : Disgusting but great concept, I could totally see this happening in some small town somewhere...... scary
3) Pet Sematary 2 [pictured right on Gorezone #23]: B or »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
Director: Stephen W. Parsons. Review: Adam wing. Stephen W. Parsons might not be a name you’re familiar with but it’s fair to say that he’s been around a bit. Parsons writes, directs and scores his own movies these days, so he’s kind of like an early John Carpenter, he also appeared in 1985’s Howling II but it’s probably best if we don’t mention that for now. Wish Baby is Parsons first attempt at directing and his debut effort hit the headlines recently when he banned young children from seeing it. Officials at the BBFC had originally given the film a 15 rating but the nature of the movie, not to mention some of its more disturbing content, led the director to urge censors to raise their game. So that’s what they did, which is why Wish Baby now comes complete with an 18 certificate on its R2 debut. »
The annals of "killer kids" genre cinema is a long and colorful one indeed. Of course we have classics like The Bad Seed (1956), Village of the Damned (1960), and The Omen (1976), but the extra-caffeinated horror geeks will bring up solid little titles like It's Alive (1974), Devil Times Five (1975), Who Can Kill a Child? (1976), The Children (1980). Children of the Corn (1984), Pet Sematary (1989). And there's also The Other (1972), The Brood (1979), The Pit (1981), The Good Son (1993), The Plague (2006), Wicked Little Things (2008), and the French import Them (2006) to consider, so let's just say we're looking at a sub-genre that's certainly earned a spot in the horror hall of fame. Despite »
Welcome to the third installment of Fangoria Musick's Lists Of Doom, our new column where we'll be catching up with some of our favorite bands and giving them a place to talk horror. While we could talk all day about "the new album" or "the latest tour", this is Fangoria, so we're gonna pick these musician's brains to find out what scares them.
For part 3, we caught up with Ravage, a Boston-based metal band recently signed to Metal Blade Records, and found that they have a serious affection for the work of John Carpenter.
We gave each member of the five-piece band a chance to spill their guts on their favorite horror films.
Singer Al Ravage...
Hellraiser - I judge horror movies mostly on "my childhood nightmare scale" - that is, I judge them on how awful the nightmare's were that I got after watching the film at age 10 at »
If director Mick Garris (pictured below) and producer Richard Sennet have their way, Maine will be the backdrop for the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Bangor resident Stephen King’s best-selling 1998 novel Bag Of Bones. Shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin this summer, but use of the Maine location depends on an adjustment of the state’s film incentive program.
“We’re basically here to see if officials want to do this. If not, there are plenty of places we could go,” Sennet told the Portland Press Herald. Other possible sites include Massachusetts, Louisiana, Michigan and Georgia.
Currently, Maine reimburses production companies for 12 percent of wages paid to Maine residents and 10 percent of wages for non-Maine residents. The program also offers an income tax rebate for investors, no state sales tax on production items and reimbursement of lodging taxes for long-term stays. (That’s modest when compared to programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut, »
Almost twenty years after it terrorized the boob tube, Stephen King's creepy clown is back.
The Hollywood Reporter posts that It is slated to hit the big screen, courtesy of Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment. Dave Kajganich, the pen behind the 2007 Invasion, has been tapped to adapt King's new work and bring it into the new millennium -- and out of 1958 and 1985. Kajganich is also becoming the new adapting man about town, taking on projects like Escape From New York and another King scare fest, Pet Sematary.
Back to It -- As you might remember, this is the story of a group of kids who take it upon themselves to bring this creepy, shape-shifting creature called Pennywise down, back in '58. They hurt it, flee, and then decide to bind themselves together in case they ever need to fight It again. In one of the most warped rationales ever, »
- Monika Bartyzel
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin Pictures and remake specialists Vertigo Entertainment are teaming on a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It for Warner Bros. release. This will be the book’s second screen incarnation—following, of course, the 1990 ABC miniseries starring John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole and Richard Thomas, with Tim Curry as the evil Pennywise the clown and early appearances by Seth Green and Ginger Snaps’ Emily Perkins.
Tapped to turn King’s mammoth tome into a feature-length screenplay is Dave Kajganich, who has become quite the redux specialist; he previously penned the ill-fated The Invasion and a new take on Pet Sematary, and is the latest writer on New Line’s long-mooted Escape From New York update. Although the book, in which a group of childhood friends reunite to battle a shapeshifting evil entity they previously confronted as kids, takes place »
Inspired by the success of the Friday the 13th reboot, Warner Brothers has decided to remake Stephen King's It for the big screen. The 1990 version of It (that was actually made for TV) has often been referred to as one of the scariest movie of all-time. Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment are developing this new version as a fresh adaptation from Stephen King's original novel. Dave Kajganich, of The Invasion and Creek as well as the upcoming Pet Sematary remake, will write the script. These rights have been floating around Hollywood for a while, but it was Warner Brothers who decided to finally give it another chance. First published in 1986, Stephen King's It follows a group of kids called the Losers Club that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise (played by Tim Curry in »
- Alex Billington
A theatrical redo of Stephen King's "It" has been on the table for years. Now Warner Bros. is partnering with Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment to get it on the screen. They've enlisted Dave Kajganich ( The Invasion ) to pen the script and already talks of story changes are underway. According to THR , Kajganich tale is set in present day and will ignore the fact that King's narrative bounces between '58 and '85. The core of the story will still follow a group of youngsters who once took on a creature and are called back together in their adult years to battle "it" one more time. "It," first published in 1986, was adapted into an ABC mini-series in 1990. Kajganich has reportedly penned a Pet Sematary remake as well and he's at work on »
I suppose it would be prudent of me to say upfront that this DVD is a rip-off.
Air Bud: Special Edition is not so much a special edition as it is a gift rerelease. Like taking something old and giving it to someone bundled with a homemade cookie. You’ll find that this DVD is a barebones one with a total of one special feature (not counting trailers, which really shouldn’t count at all), but wait! It includes an "Air Bud" dog tag in the set, so that totally makes up for it.
Originally released in theaters in 1997, Air Bud was a movie made solely to show off the basketball skills of Buddy the Dog (who did the tricks in real life) by creating the typical boy-meets-dog scenario around him. You know what’s impressive? Aside from being a dog that plays basketball, Buddy was also cozy with the camera. »
- Arya Ponto
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