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Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Invites Cannibalism to Dinner

12 hours ago | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Not too long ago, we announced the slate of programming for San Diego's Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which starts next week. Now the festival wants to entice you with a compelling event both gruesome and forbidden --- cannibalism. Explored in films and tales such as Alive, Ravenous, Moby Dick's Queequeg, Robinson Crusoe, Silence of the Lambs, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even Looney Tunes cartoons, cannibalism is a topic that continues to shock and repel us. At 6:00 pm on Friday, September 9th, the festival will explore our society's fascination with the topic. Dr. Emily Anderson, the curator for the San Diego Museum of Man's "Cannibals: Myth & Reality" exhibit, will lead a panel on the phenomenon of cannibalism in pop culture and the real-world contexts that fuel it. Festival goers will learn...

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Box Office Democracy: Don’t Breathe

30 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s hard to describe why Don’t Breathe had me so consistently scared while I was watching it… it almost seems like dream logic at this point a couple days removed from viewing. There’s a very clever sequence where they just quietly show you the house that 85% of the movie is going to take place in, and they do it by just having the camera pass through the house. It goes down one hallway, up through the ceiling and through the second floor in a kind of transparent Chekhov’s single-family home kind of thing, and while I knew it was guaranteed nothing terrible would happen during this sequence I could barely look at the screen. The sense of menace during Don’t Breathe was so powerful and pervasive that even when the movie stumbled with character or an overly long climax I couldn’t look away.

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- Arthur Tebbel

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Things Get ‘Creepy’ in New Trailer For Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Thriller

30 August 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After an initial trailer with no English subtitles, a new preview has arrived for Kiyoshi Kurosawa‘s thriller Creepy, making things obviously clearer for audiences here due to the addition. The story concerns an ex-detective and criminal psychologist (Hidetoshi Nishijima) with a happy, quiet life who has his tranquility disturbed when he begins to suspect his new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa) isn’t quite who he says he is. Featuring one of the creepiest smiles I’ve seen in quite some time from Kagawa, Creepy looks to be a dark and twisted thriller.

We said in our review: “Though the middle stretch does go on for longer than is strictly necessary – a good 20 minutes could easily have been shaved off without forsaking anything crucial – the eventual pay-off doesn’t disappoint. Featuring an industrial vacuum cleaner-cum-sealer, a mysterious mind-control drug — both spooky and narratively convenient, considering the characters’ screamingly preposterous behavior — and »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Morgan Review

30 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

  The way we build up towards our first real glimpse of the eponymous protagonist in Luke Scott’s Morgan is reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs, in how the suspense heightens and intensifies as we lead towards our first meeting with a character we’ve heard much about – much like we did with a […]

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- Stefan Pape

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Don’t Breathe review

30 August 2016 1:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 06:33

If you or any of your friends are criminally-inclined, take them to see Don’t Breathe; we guarantee you it’ll put just about anyone off burglary for life. This is the second feature from Fede Alvarez, the Uruguayan director of the slickly violent Evil Dead remake - a movie that was far better made and fun than it had any right to be. Don’t Breathe leans heavier on suspense than outright gore, but it remains a convincing showcase for Alvarez as an adept genre filmmaker.

The premise is as simple as an archetypal cabin-in-the-woods horror: a trio of disadvantaged early 20-somethings break into an old blind man’s house, expecting to find a life-changing haul of cash but instead find themselves face-to-face with a deadly adversary - and his equally terrifying hound.

We’ve seen the burglars-in-peril scenario in horror before, »

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Watch the New Trailer for HBO’s Westworld

29 August 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“So, our creatures have been misbehaving.” The latest trailer for HBO’s Westworld series teases a violent awakening in the world of artificial intelligence.

Press Release: The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, »

- Derek Anderson

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HBO releases a new trailer for Westworld

29 August 2016 2:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until its premiere, HBO has released a new trailer for its hotly-anticipated sci-fi series Westworld, which we have for you here…

See Also: HBO’s Westworld gets a new batch of images

The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Spaceballs’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: John Candy and Bill Pullman Sing Mel Brooks’ Praises

28 August 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before the prequel trilogy made a parody of “Star Wars,” Mel Brooks did it with “Spaceballs.” The cult-classic spoof, which also set its sights on the likes of “Star Trek” and “Planet of the Apes,” came out nearly 30 years ago. A behind-the-scenes featurette made at the time of its 1987 release features interviews with stars John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten and the multi-hyphenate himself (Brooks co-wrote, produced, directed and starred).

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“People think that he’s such a funny man and everything,” says Van Patten. “Actually, with him, comedy is serious business. As funny as he is, he’s very serious.” The rest of Brooks’ cast sing his praises as well, noting how the filmmaker (who had already made the spoofs “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein”) managed to maintain control of the production »

- Michael Nordine

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Thor: Ragnarok Comic-Con Video Finally Arrives Online

28 August 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though it is more than a year away, fans are pretty excited about Thor: Ragnarok. And it promises to be the best installment in this particular Marvel standalone franchise. Though a trailer didn't premiere at Comic-Con, a hilarious spoof video featuring the stars of the movie did. Disney didn't release it at the time, but now everyone can see what Thor was up to while the rest of the Avengers were battling each other in&#160Marvel's Captain America: Civil War. This and other bonus features will be available when Civil War hits Digital HD this Friday.

This video shows Chris Hemsworth as Thor in a mockumentary that was directed by Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi. Titled Civil War: Team Thor, the God of Thunder explains how he took some much needed 'Me Time'. It shows how he moved in and became roommates with a man named Darryl. It also has »

- MovieWeb

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Turns out live-action versions of 'Beauty and the Beast' objects are pretty traumatizing

26 August 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beauty and the Beast is a classic piece of Disney animation. Created during the height of Disney’s theatrical renaissance, it was the first animated feature to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture (it lost to Silence of the Lambs). So of course Belle and her adventures in Stockholm Syndrome would be on Disney’s radar for a live-action remake. For the most part, Disney has kept Beauty and the Beast hype to a minimum. The film doesn’t release until 2017, after all. We know Emma Watson plays Belle. We know the sets looked appropriately gothic. And now we know what Lumière (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) will look like. Warning: Nightmare fuel incoming. Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Posted to Facebook by Beauty and the Beast producer Jack Morrisey, the image is merely concept art and may not be wholly reflective of the final product. »

- Donna Dickens

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Movie Review: Psychopaths are people too in the nuanced I Am Not A Serial Killer

25 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Five minutes of channel flipping or searching Google will confirm the public fascination with psychopaths and serial killers. We’re intrigued by the idea of monsters hiding in plain sight, people whose lack of innately human characteristics like empathy and shame enables them to actually do the things that most of us only think about in our darkest moments, if at all. As a result, the psycho killer is a common fixture in films and on TV, where they’re portrayed as either evil geniuses or slaves to their compulsions—think Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill in Silence Of The Lambs. But what about the real people who have been diagnosed with this disorder? Is there such a thing as an innocent psychopath?

This question is explored in Billy O’Brien’s sharply observed indie horror-drama I Am Not A Serial Killer, which contrasts two very different takes on the »

- Katie Rife

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Making-Of Documentary: How the ‘Replacement Players’ Made an Enduring Classic

21 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Silence of the Lambs” belongs to an exclusive club: Jonathan Demme’s 1991 thriller is one of only three films to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For today’s look back into the Indiewire Vault, avail yourself of “Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs.”

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The making-of documentary, which premiered on Biography Channel in 2010, tells “the story of a how a group of replacement players came together to turn the horror genre on its ear by transforming a mass-market thriller into a film classic for the ages.” That “replacement players” designation comes from the fact that none of the key players were originally intended »

- Michael Nordine

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HBO’s Westworld gets a new batch of images

20 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its premiere set for October, HBO has released a batch of promotional images from its hotly-anticipated sci-fi series Westworld; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Westworld here

 

The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day, »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Lost Boys Is Heading To T.V.

19 August 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The last few years has been many classic movies make the jump to the small screen, including Psycho (Bates Motel), Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal), and From Dusk till Dawn, and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any, with The Lost Boys announced as the latest to be getting the t.v. show treatment. According to Deadline, the CW, home to smash hit shows like The Flash and Arrow, has tapped Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas to develop the series, and he has some ambitious plans for the hard partying vampires. The first season is said to take place in San Francisco in 1967, with each subsequent season been set in a different time period, leading to the seventh and final season theoretically been set in a contemporary 2020’s setting. These plans coincide with The CW preparing to begin the final season of their hit vampire series The Vampire Diaries, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Hearty Helpings of Horror: Christopher Lombardo Digs into the Food Featured in Scary Films

19 August 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Epicureanism has come to be associated with mindless indulgence in food and sex, even if those ancient Athenians called for more restraint than you’d typically see in your average horror movie.

Countless horror films, of course, have echoed cultural anxieties surrounding sex, but that other physiological need, food, is also a common ingredient. Poor impulse control is at the heart of every slasher film—usually the perp acting on his, but also the risk-taking behaviors of his victims. And it’s not much of a stretch to consider that there’s a genetic component to this, whether manifested in psychopathy or an inability to keep the fridge door shut.

According to a Bloomberg report, 2015 was the first year Americans spent more on dining out than on groceries, as at-home food prep shows proliferate and the real-life horror that is the obesity epidemic shaves years off our lives. Luckily, amidst »

- Christopher Lombardo

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New Photos from HBO’s Westworld Series

19 August 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

More characters from the sprawling story of HBO’s Westworld series are featured in new photos from the series ahead of its October 2nd premiere.

Press Release: The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight,” “Person of Interest”) and Lisa Joy (“Pushing Daisies,” “Burn Notice”), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Money Monster’ Exclusive Featurette: George Clooney, Jack O’Connell Praise Director Jodie Foster

17 August 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The thriller “Money Monster” follows financial TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) who advises his audience on commerce and Wall Street with the help of longtime director Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts). One day on air, laborer Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) takes him hostage and straps explosives to his chest demanding answers about an investment gone wrong. Soon, the entire team scrambles to discover what happened with the company in question and they find a pattern of corruption that goes all the way to the top. In honor of its digital release, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film below, with George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, and screenwriter Jamie Linden praising the work of director Jodie Foster.

Read More: Review: Jodie Foster’s ‘Money Monster’ Wants to Be ‘Network’ for the Occupy Wall Street Age

Jodie Foster has previously directed three feature films: “Little Man Tate,” about a mother »

- Vikram Murthi

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Not All Sequels Suck

12 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Helen Murdoch with ten sequels that are actually decent…

2016 has been hit and miss for sequels and reboots. So far we’ve had the dull Independence Day: Resurgence, the reboot of Ghostbusters, as well as the forgettable Now You See Me 2 and Bad Neighbours 2. Sitting through the latest Alice in Wonderland film was physically painful and a complete misfire. Whilst it seems that we’re dying for more original material, I thought it was worth reminding everyone that not all sequels are bad. In face some can argue that some sequels are better than the originals.

For the sake of this list and to keep it to a top 10, I’ve excluded the superhero genre so no Marvel or DC love here. I’ve also taken out planned adaptations i.e. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Jason Bourne.

Comment at the bottom of this article with your favourite sequels. »

- Helen Murdoch

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‘Scarface’: Brian De Palma’s Grand Cultural Touchstone

11 August 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Growing up, certain movies exist as ideas long before you ever see them. You hear older brothers or parents whisper about this scene or that performance or that character, and, before you know it, the movie has become a part of you. Very few films achieve this status, becoming a specter in your life while still essentially unknown. It takes a skilled creator to make such a work, to craft a story or character that becomes a shorthand for an idea, to compose scenes that can be suitably evoked with a single word. The Silence of the Lambs is one such film, with the name Hannibal Lecter and the concept of fava beans or lotion in a basket becoming shadowy terrors long before you grasp their full meaning.

Growing up, one of the most fearsome phantom movies I ever allowed myself to create was Scarface. Because of the way that it had infiltrated the culture, »

- Brian Roan

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Producer Marc Platt Sets First-Look Pact with 20th Century Fox TV

8 August 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Grease: Live” producer Marc Platt has set a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

The deal calls for the veteran film and stage producer to develop live-action events and scripted projects for the studio. Platt is coming off the success of “Grease: Live,” the live musical that aired on Fox in January.

Marc Platt is a powerhouse producer with an unparalleled track record of identifying and overseeing spectacular artists and marrying them with incredibly commercial ideas and properties,” said Fox Television Group chairmen-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “ ‘Grease: Live’ brought together some of the most inspired people from the worlds of theater, live events and television production, and Marc was quite literally the guiding hand of the show.”

Platt’s long list of credits includes the Broadway smash “Wicked” — which is being adapted as a film at long last for 2019 release — and “Bridge of Spies,” an Oscar nominee this year. His »

- Cynthia Littleton

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