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The New Mutants Channel The Frighteners On First Theatrical Poster

Say what you want about Fox and their X-Men Cinematic Universe, but this writer counts himself among those who actually favor it over what Disney’s Marvel Studios have done in most cases. In short, I enjoy the films focusing on mutants because they’re played a bit more straight-faced and tend to take more chances. Seriously, I can’t help but wonder if indeed the Magic Kingdom becomes the new Genosha – thanks to Disney possibly buying Fox – there’ll be room for ballsier flicks like Deadpool and Logan.

That being said, I and those who share my sentiments can do nothing but sit back and see how it all unfolds. But, in the meantime, we have several X-Men related offerings to take in during 2018, the first of which is The New Mutants. Admittedly, I was somewhat skeptical at first, but the first trailer made me a believer. Again, it
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10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew

10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew
Today, it's an oft-quoted classic, but Fight Club was only a modest success when it was released in 1999. Its cult film status was cemented by repeated VHS and DVD viewings, thanks to the brilliant performances by Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's adaptation of the novel of the same name. By now, we're all as familiar with the movie's twist as we are the whole bit in The Sixth Sense. Yes, there's the whole "first rule of Fight Club," but we've all shared anecdotes like the subversive frames hidden in the movie, or the Starbucks cups in every scene. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Fight Club.

The Producers courted four different directors.

It's hard to imagine anyone else behind the camera, but producers approached at least three other directors for the job before making a deal with David Fincher, who
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Horror-Comedy ‘DeadTectives’ Looks Like a Blast!

Horror-Comedy ‘DeadTectives’ Looks Like a Blast!
From the Producer of Netflix’s “El Chapo”, DeadTectives is described as an irreverent, laugh-out-loud blend of Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead and Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners. While the trailer isn’t embeddable, you can watch it over at the Oden’s Eye’s website. “In this hilarious take on the paranormal, TV’s DeadTectives are dispatched to Mexico’s most […]
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Fellowship Of The Ring: nerdy facts about a classic film

Den Of Geek Oct 5, 2017

A trip to the Cannes Film Festival was the moment the Lord Of The Rings team realised their life was about to change...

As we charted in this article here, the earlier films of director Peter Jackson didn’t offer too many clues that he was the man to both bring J R R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy to the big screen, and also that he’d made such a raging success of it. From his fun, shlocky early work though was a man learning his craft, one that he continued to hone with the underappreciated and hugely-fun comedy horror The Frighteners, and the rightly Oscar-nominated Heavenly Creatures.

Jackson, though, had his eyes on Tolkien’s trilogy from his early days, but realising Middle Earth on the big screen had long been seen as a formidable challenge. Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated movie
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‘Ghosted’ Pilot Review – Has ‘Mib’ Spirit but Needs Something More

Fox’s new supernatural comedy, Ghosted, aired its first episode this past weekend and I have some good things and some not so good things to say about it. It definitely had some bright spots but it also seemed like there was something missing from the pilot episode. Hear me out or should I say read me out?

The series stars Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) and Craig Robinson (This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine) as former professor Max Jennifer and former detective Leroy Wright. The two are brought into the Bureau Underground, a secret government agency that specializes in paranormal and supernatural occurrences, to solve the mystery of an agent that has gone missing.

Overall, the casting is great. You have Adam Scott and Craig Robinson who make a great duo to center just about any type of comedy around.
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Exclusive ‘Dead Ant’ Images Hit the Road to Screamfest

Exclusive ‘Dead Ant’ Images Hit the Road to Screamfest
When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band “Sonic Grave” embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” vicious attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way. Cabin Fever: Patent Zero‘s Sean Astin,, True LiesTom Arnold, The FrightenersJake Busey and Straw DogsRhys Coiro are starring in Dead Ant, an […]
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‘Dead Ant’ Trailer Pits Metal Band Against Enormous Ants

‘Dead Ant’ Trailer Pits Metal Band Against Enormous Ants
When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band “Sonic Grave” embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” vicious attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way. Cabin Fever: Patent Zero‘s Sean Astin,, True LiesTom Arnold, The FrightenersJake Busey and Straw DogsRhys Coiro are starring in Dead Ant, an […]
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Looking back at the early films of Peter Jackson

Mark Allison Sep 29, 2017

He conquered the world with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. But what about the first few films from Peter Jackson?

At the 2004 Academy Awards, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King swept the board with 11 statuettes, equalling the records previously set by Ben-Hur and Titanic. When collecting the award for Best Picture, director Peter Jackson made a passing reference to the two films with which he had started his career in the late 1980s - Bad Taste and Meet The Feebles - commenting that they had been “wisely overlooked by the Academy at the time”.

Despite Jackson’s dismissal of his own early work, these films represent more than a curious historical footnote; they are the first steps from one of the most important blockbuster film-makers of the last two decades. When viewed from the lofty gaze of hindsight, they are not only
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Interview: Dee Wallace Discusses Red Christmas and Reflects on E.T. The Extra-terrestrial and Rob Zombie’s Halloween

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Being a mom during the holidays can make Santa Claus' job look like a holly jolly cakewalk. As the head of a dysfunctional family in Craig Anderson's Red Christmas, Dee Wallace not only has to worry about keeping the peace, she also has to try to keep her family members in one piece when a killer crashes their festivities. With the holiday horror film out now in select theaters, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Wallace about her multifaceted new role, and we also had the chance to reflect on her amazing film career, including the legacy of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and her experience playing Cynthia Strode in Rob Zombie's Halloween.

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk and congratulations on Red Christmas. I’m a big fan of your career, and one thing I’ve always appreciated is that you
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Dee Wallace Reflects on Roles in ‘Cujo,’ ‘The Howling’ & More

Dee Wallace Reflects on Roles in ‘Cujo,’ ‘The Howling’ & More
She may not often pop up on lists of the top horror icons, but Dee Wallace has damn sure earned the right to be on every single one of them. With memorable roles in Cujo, The Howling, Critters, Popcorn, The Frighteners and Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Wallace is undoubtedly one of the top “scream queens” of all […]
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Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine and Sam Neill Head To ‘The Guinea Pig Club’ – Cannes

Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine and Sam Neill Head To ‘The Guinea Pig Club’ – Cannes
Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Irvine and Sam Neill are set to join historical action drama The Guinea Pig Club, written by Mike Riddell. The Bank Job's Roger Donaldson is in final negotiations to direct. Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International is handling worldwide rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand, and will launch sales on the project in Cannes next week. Tim Sanders, the New Zealand-based producer who has worked on Peter Jackson's The Frighteners and The Lord…
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It Came From The Tube: Mr. Boogedy (1986)

I was a teenager when ABC’s The Disney Sunday Movie aired Mr. Boogedy (1986), a haunted house tale, and I had no interest in seeing it. I was beyond such childish ventures; my horror was blood and guts and sex and probably more blood. But teenaged Scott didn’t bother to think that every horror fan starts somewhere, and at every age too – and some gateway horror is geared towards nudging the kid to the edge of the pool instead of throwing him in. If you’re looking for some fun horror water wings, Mr. Boogedy will do the trick.

Originally airing on April 20th, Mr. Boogedy did well enough against CBS’ 60 Minutes and NBC’s Punky Brewster/Silver Spoons lineups to garner a sequel the following year, Bride of Boogedy. As the ‘80s progressed, The Disney Sunday Movie didn’t quite have the same cache due to the rise of VCRs and video stores.
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The Predator Adds Jake Busey In A Mysterious Role

Though Arnold Schwarzenegger sadly won’t return to engage his old extraterrestrial nemesis in battle again in The Predator, director Shane Black has assembled an impressive cast of potential victims to take his place. The likes of Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Keegan Michael-Key (Keanu), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter) are already in the firing line, and now we can add one more to the list.

The movie has been shooting for a couple of weeks already, so we figured the cast was all filled out, but now Deadline reports that Jake Busey has signed on to join the fun. Though he’s never been a very prolific actor, Busey has had memorable turns in the likes of From Dusk Till Dawn (the series), The Frighteners, Starship Troopers and Identity.

No details on his role were provided, but he has made a career
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16 Things You Didn’t Know About the Making of ‘Lord of the Rings’

16 Things You Didn’t Know About the Making of ‘Lord of the Rings’
When “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” opened on Dec. 19, 2001, it was the culmination of one of the most audacious and successful bets ever made in the movie business. The three films in the series were shot back to back and grossed $2.9 billion dollars — not bad for a trilogy that very nearly didn’t get made.

Why did it take so long after the J.R.R. Tolkien books were published to see a “Lord of the Rings” film? And how did Peter Jackson, who wasn’t a well-known director at the time, end up directing all three? Here are some of the steps it took to put “Lord of the Rings” onscreen.

Hippies helped the Hobbits: The books were published starting in 1954 in England, but didn’t become popular in the U.S. until the mid-1960s, at the height of the Vietnam War, when war protesters and
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Exclusive Video Takes You Inside the Hotel of the Damned

We told you a few weeks ago that Hotel of the Damned, director Bobby Barbacioru’s new film, is heading to VOD on December 6th; and now we’re back with an exclusive clip from the film. Peter Dobson (The Frighteners) and… Continue Reading →

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Horror Highlights: Horror Decor’s Holiday Items, Slain: Back From Hell, Dexter Auction, Witchula, Killjoy’S Psycho Circus, Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer

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Bring a little of Derry, Maine to your tree this year with Horror Decor's Pennywise ornament, just one of many holiday horror items they have on hand this year. In today's Horror Highlights we also have PlaysStation Vita premiere details for Slain: Back From Hell, a casting update for Witchula, information on Prop Store's new Dexter auction, as well as release details for both Killjoy's Psycho Circus and Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer.

Horror Decor 2016 Holiday Items: Press Release: "The time has come, once again when we prepare for the man in red to enter our homes in the middle of the night and leave gifts in exchange for milk and cookies. To help set the mood, we are introducing some festive new items and even bringing back a few favorites from last year.

First up, we have the pleasure of giving a Quiltface Studios design the pillow and candle treatment!
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Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson’s Prop Collection In New ‘Tested’ Video

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Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson’s Prop Collection In New ‘Tested’ Video
After Adam Savage ended his tenure on the science entertainment show “MythBusters,” he’s been keeping busy as an editor and contributor to Tested.com, a site that focuses on technology, science and any and all emerging discoveries. He hosts a podcast on the site entitled “Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project” that features a conversation between Savage, Tested co-founders Will Smith and Norman Chan and inventor and builder Simone Giertz. He also produces many videos for the site that tour his own collection of props and memorabilia, but today, Tested released a video that features Savage touring director Peter Jackson’s prop collection. Watch the video below.

Read More: ‘MythBusters: The Search’ Trailer: The Spinoff of the Popular Franchise Searches For the New Adam and Jamie

During the tour, Savage and Jackson primarily discuss only one of the Jackson’s props: the Hal 3000 eye from “2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson’s Prop Collection In New ‘Tested’ Video

Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson’s Prop Collection In New ‘Tested’ Video
After Adam Savage ended his tenure on the science entertainment show “MythBusters,” he’s been keeping busy as an editor and contributor to Tested.com, a site that focuses on technology, science and any and all emerging discoveries. He hosts a podcast on the site entitled “Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project” that features a conversation between Savage, Tested co-founders Will Smith and Norman Chan and inventor and builder Simone Giertz. He also produces many videos for the site that tour his own collection of props and memorabilia, but today, Tested released a video that features Savage touring director Peter Jackson’s prop collection. Watch the video below.

Read More: ‘MythBusters: The Search’ Trailer: The Spinoff of the Popular Franchise Searches For the New Adam and Jamie

During the tour, Savage and Jackson primarily discuss only one of the Jackson’s props: the Hal 3000 eye from “2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Horror Highlights: Hotel Of The Damned, Therapy, White Knuckle, Neverlasting, Happy Wheels

Hotel of the Damned is waiting for you to check in. From Uncork'd Entertainment, Hotel of the Damned will be released on VOD on December 6th. Also in today's Highlights: a trailer for Nathan Ambrosioni's Therapy, premiering exclusively on Shudder, Kickstarter details for the slasher/whodunit short film White Knuckle, a teaser video and release details for Johnny Dagger's horror novel, Neverlasting,

Hotel of the Damned VOD Release Details and Trailer: "Make your reservation with the Hotel of the Damned this December via Uncork’d Entertainment.

No use hanging up a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign here. After a car accident and stranded in the middle of nowhere, an ex-con and his daughter find themselves in an abandoned hotel, populated by sub-human cannibalistic creatures. Is it check-out time, already!?

Peter Dobson (The Frighteners) and Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) star in a Bobby Barbacioru film, out December 6th on VOD.
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The Predator: Shane Black's sequel is going for laughs

Kirsten Howard Ryan Lambie Simon Brew Nov 22, 2017

The new Predator film sounds like it'll be the funniest one yet, and we find ourselves completely here for it...

Shane Black's The Predator is now firmly in the grips of its post-production bits and bobs, and a first trailer can't be too far away, as filming wrapped quite a few months back in Vancouver.

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We unapologetically love the Predator franchise here at Den Of Geek. Yes, even that one....and that one....yes, even that one had its moments...okayyy, maybe not that one. But are we ready for a proper Predator horror comedy? We didn't think we were, but having roared with laughter through Black's last three films - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys - mayhaps, just mayhaps, we are. Which is good,
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