10 items from 2014
With his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, horror director George A. Romero effectively re-invented not merely the zombie mythos but the horror genre as we know it today. Since that movie came out, zombies have become ubiquitous in pop culture, seeing a resurgence in the past decade with the smash TV hit The Walking Dead along with not only self-aware “zom coms” like Shaun of the Dead and World War Z, but also Romero's own work. Read on to learn more about his indelible contribution to the horror genre.
Night of the Living Dead is largely considered one of the most frightening films of all time. Made with just $114,000, it went on to gross more than $30 million worldwide, becoming a bonafide classic that is preserved in the National Film Registry, and it’s been imitated countless times. Beyond its introduction of the concept of “modern zombies” (though the film »
Carla Gugino will play a high-powered D.C. lawyer and wife to Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State character in a multi-episode arc on HBO’s The Brink. EW confirmed the news, as first reported by Deadline.
The dark half-hour comedy from Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub focuses on three men in the midst of a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a Foreign Service officer (Jack Black) and a Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). They must team up to try to prevent World War III. Thor’s Jamie Alexander also stars.
The Brink does not have a scheduled premiere date yet, »
- Lindsey Bahr
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
At their Comic-Con panel on Saturday, Scream Factory announced ten genre titles they will release on Blu-ray in late 2014 and throughout 2015. Now they have an update that should please horror fans, as five upcoming titles (three from the newly announced batch) have received 2014 release dates, including the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions and two movies from George A. Romero.
Scream Factory divulged the following Blu-ray release dates via Facebook:
1. The Doctor and the Devils Blu-ray
2. Dolls (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray
November 11th. (Artwork to be revealed soon.)
Scheduled for a December 2014 release. (No other details at this time.)
Scream Factory also stated that their Blu-ray of New Year’s Evil will hit shelves »
- Derek Anderson
Scream Factory has been doing an amazing job for a few years now with their amazing home releases of cult classics and lesser-known gems of the past few decades. With releases like From Beyond, Day of the Dead, The Howling, Darkman, Ginger Snaps, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Sleepaway Camp, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and a ton of other horror gems, Scream Factory is now essentially the Criterion Collection of cult horror, low budget sci-fi, and other great genre films that may be overlooked otherwise. Over the past weekend, Scream Factory announced ten new titles to their library that should get all genre fans very excited.
From the company’s Facebook:
We just announced the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up!
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
5. Phantom of the Opera »
- Max Molinaro
The upcoming months are going to be huge for fans of Scream Factory and their continued series of top notch Blu-ray genre fare. At their Sdcc presentation they let loose with an impressive slate of 10 new releases that are sure to have any horror fan jumping for joy.
Starting this fall and continuing into 2015 here’s where your money is going to be going.
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- Dave Dreher
Last night at their Comic-Con panel, Scream Factory delighted their legion of horror and sci-fi fans with the announcement of ten genre films they will be brining to Blu-ray in late 2014 and throughout 2015, including Collector Editions of Escape From New York and Mad Max.
Scream Factory revealed that the Blu-ray releases of Dolls, The Dark Half, and Monkey Shines will debut in November 2014, with the other seven titles slated for 2015 release dates. Exact release dates, special features, and cover art have yet to be revealed, but check back over the coming months for more updates as they come in. Here are the ten titles secured for the Scream Factory Blu-ray treatment:
(1993, directed by George A. Romero)
(1988, directed by George A. Romero)
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
(1995, directed by Bill Condon)
(1988, directed by William Wesley)
(1989, directed by Dwight H. Little »
- Derek Anderson
Some really good announcements came from the Scream Factory panel tonight (also Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh). At any rate, come on in and read all about what you'll be plunking down to own in the upcoming months!
Coming from Scream Factory are:
Escape from New York (Collector's Edition)
Mad Max (Collector's Edition)
Dolls (Collector's Edition)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
New Years Evil (hooray!)
Phantom of the Opera (1988)
No word on release dates or special features yet, but we'll bring them to you as soon as we hear something.
Available exclusively at the event at the Shout/Scream booth (#4248), will be a limited edition blood red Scream Factory t-shirt as well as a button pack, both of which you can check out below (they're a bit blurry, but you'll get the idea). The company will also be selling copies of »
- Matt Serafini
Writing about Stephen King movies is always an interesting – if daunting – prospect. If one wanted to be a stickler about things, there are really only a few actual “Stephen King films”: from Creepshow to A Good Marriage, they’re listed under "Screenplays" on the “also by Stephen King” page at the front of most of the man’s books. But that’s limiting. Since Brian DePalma adapted Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, for the big screen in 1976, the Stephen King Movie has been a genre unto itself, encompassing myriad directors, writers, mediums, and styles, all tied together by the fact that Stephen King wrote something that served as inspiration. Where the publishing history of Stephen King is fairly straightforward (with a few hiccups), the movie history is chaotic, because making movies is more complicated than making books. Deals are made, then broken. Screenplays are written and discarded. Budgets are cut, »
- Kevin Quigley
[This is a review of Teen Wolf season 3, episode 18. It contains Spoilers.]
Nightfall in Beacon Hills hasn’t proven to be a very peaceful time; it might have something to do with all the werewolves and demons running around. The night in which ‘Riddled’ takes place is no exception, as Scott’s evening begins with a phone call from his best friend, Stiles, who has apparently sleepwalked his way into an industrial basement and been accosted by a bear trap.
With the temperature falling and Stiles already suffering the first signs of hypothermia, the race is on to find him before he freezes to death and just about every character on the show pitches in with the search. One of the most useful participants is ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
10 items from 2014
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