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From their meager beginnings in a community center in Grapevine, Texas ten years ago to selling out a major convention center in Dallas every year, Texas Frightmare Weekend has become the top horror convention in the Southwest over the last decade. 2015 marks their tenth anniversary and what better way to celebrate that grabbing Scream's Neve Campbell for her first convention appearance ever!Here are the detailsTexas Frightmare Weekend will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary in 2010. In celebration of this milestone we'll be announcing some of the biggest guests the convention world has ever seen!So, we want to ask you...Do you like scary movies?If you answered "Hell Yes!" then get out your Ghost Face masks and brace yourself for our next major announcement...Ready? You sure?...
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Before reading any further, please understand that you’re following a reviewer who gave Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters a positive review – not glowing, but still a fresh tomato. Why do I admit to such blasphemy? Because that’s how much I respect Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, so now when I start gushing about Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, you’ll have the proper background.
With that said, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead is too much zombie-killin’ fun for one horror movie. I walked away from Dead Snow admiring Wirkola’s ability to marry genre lovin’ with a serious, graphically visual bite, and his goose-stepping sequel ups the ante in almost every way. Besides showing a twisted obsession with ripping out character’s intestines, Wirkola doesn’t hold anything back as far as “safety” may be concerned. If you thought Nazis were evil enough, these Nazi Zombies show the mercy of Adolf Hitler, »
- Matt Donato
Last season’s ending of television show The Vampire Diaries was a bit of a kicker with some key characters not surviving it seems. The show, which is based in part on a series of books by author L. J Smith, started off rather slow and dreary back in season one. Since then though the show has managed to find it’s groove and given it’s break-neck pace of storytelling it is hard to believe that it is only in it’s sixth year.
The Kevin Williamson (he of Dawson’s Creek, and Scream fame) show, which airs on CW in the Us and ITV2 in the UK will return to screens in October. To keep fans interested, and to answer the question of one character’s fate, a teaser for the new series has arrived online. Be warned though, only watch the below clip if you have seen »
- Kat Smith
There may be no other genre of film that juggles trends as often and openly as horror. One decade it’s the slasher; one decade it’s the ghost story; the next it’s found footage. The door does and will continue to revolve. That’s not going to change.
Fortunately for fans of this diabolical branch of celluloid, every now and then those shifts come on the heels of a landscape-altering production or the birth of a franchise destined to change the way we view film. We’ve seen movies evolve so much in the last 80-plus years it’s insane.
It’s almost hard to grasp, but it happens. And it often takes career-defining projects and game-changing films to make the shift a reality. Here are 15 horror franchises that enhanced or completely altered the face of horror as we know it.
Ridley Scott’s greatest achievement, »
- Matt Molgaard
Music festivals have never appealed to me. Especially the ones that involve camping in the dead of summer. The bands that are booked for festivals either don’t register or elicit a chuckle. Being around hundreds to thousands of people for that long sounds like one of the ten Chambers of Hell not mentioned in Big Trouble in Little China. Not to mention chronic swamp ass for days.
Six friends are headed to the Free Love Festival nestled deep in the Red Wood forest. Samantha (Jamie King) is hoping to have a good time and put her psycho right wing ex-boyfriend, and bad acid trip behind her. Samantha is excited to spend the time Not everyone is thrilled about the annual freak show. While the Mayor (Rick Overton) is eager for the revenue to fill the town coffers, Sheriff Buzz Hall (Thomas Jane) smells a rat. And they don’t »
- Jeremy Jones
Season 2 of the FX crime thriller The Bridge has Detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) and her Mexican counterpart, Detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) teamed up again to when the body of a cartel member is found on U.S. soil. Brutal crimes and dangerous enemies will see them pulled into a complex web of drug running, money laundering and police corruption. The Bridge season 2 also stars Ted Levine, Matthew Lillard, Emily Rios, Thomas M. Wright, Annabeth Gish, Franka Potente, Nathan Phillips, Abraham Benrubi and Lyle Lovett. During this interview about the series and his role on it, actor Matthew Lillard (who plays arrogant El Paso Times reporter Daniel Frye) talked about how he came to be a part of The Bridge, what’s in store for Daniel, how far he’s willing to go to find the truth, working with Emily Rios, his favorite aspect of his character, living in »
- Christina Radish
Varsity Blood, 2014
Directed by Jake Helgren
A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone dressed as their high school mascot, an Indian warrior wielding a lethal fighting ax and a bow and arrow.
Varsity Blood is a slasher movie born out of love for the genre. Sadly, it’s a movie that tries to emulate a genre and yet misses the point of what made those movies so entertaining by such a wide margin that it just becomes a chore to finish. It’s heart might have been in the right place, but the execution (no pun intended) is so poor that you have to wonder whether they »
- Luke Owen
MTV’s production of the iconic film was already in place and set to go, until later on after a table-reading of the script with the cast. Originally, Amy Forsyth from TV show Defiance was meant to take on the leading role, but she has now been swapped in favor of Taylor-Klaus. The actress, better known for her character Sin from Arrow will play Aubrey Jensen, a loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.
It will be interesting to see what direction MTV will be going with the story, due to the many antagonists that played Ghost Face in the film were targeting Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) mainly because of her Mother’s dodgy past. It’s safe to say the subject »
- Louise Tooth
Just two weeks ago, MTV announced that it had set director Jamie Travis (Faking It) to helm the pilot episode of a series based on the popular meta-horror Scream franchise. At the same time, the network revealed a cast of young up-and-comers, including Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele) and Amadeus Serafini. Now, some more casting news, including a major recasting, has been announced.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who became a fan favorite on The CW’s Arrow with his portrayal of DC Comics character Sin, will be replacing Forsyth in the role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who is described as “an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.” Audrey used to be close friends with protagonist Emma Duvall (Fitzgerald), “a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature.” Emma, »
- Isaac Feldberg
It looks like MTV cannot keep it right for Scream. Just after a new bunch of young stars were named for the show, we are already learning of new casting of replacements. This time we see Bex Taylor-Klaus joining the show, replacing Amy Forsyth. Bex will play the main role of Amy Jenson, who will be the star character of the show. No word was given as to why they made the switch. The series will likely air in 2015.
Fans of the original franchise are worried on what MTV will do with it. The network seemed like a good one since they to shock people. However, they will likely play it on the safe side compared to Wes Craven who had to edit his horror movie down to a barely rated R. So far it appears that rest of the original cast that they announced has remained the same.
- Sarah Peel
After seeing diminished success on the big screen, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s Scream franchise is heading to the small screen via MTV. The show, which won’t have any connection to the film series, revolves around a group of teens who are terrorized by a killer after a YouTube video goes viral. Although the original films are strictly slasher flicks, Harvey Weinstein suggested the television series could delve more into the supernatural aspects of horror.
The Scream television series has been in development for two years, but recently the pilot has locked in writers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds, Revenge), director Jamie Travis (Faking It), and an executive producer/showrunner: Jill Blotevogel (Harper’s Island, Ravenswood). MTV ...
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- Molly Freeman
Scream's small screen adaptation begins with the release of a viral video that exposes a town's dark secrets and sets up a brutal murder.
Also joining the cast are Bobby Campo (Being Human USA) as English teacher Seth Branson, Joel Gretsch (The 4400) as Sheriff Clark Hudson and Connor Weil (Sharknado) as Emma's basketball-playing boyfriend Will Belmont.
Scream is expected to premiere »
Some quick casting news is here for the upcoming MTV series based on the Scream franchise as THR is reporting that four more actors have signed on for active duty, one of whom will be replacing the previously announced Amy Forsyth.
Willa Fitzgerald will star as Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who has been recurring on The CW’s "Arrow" as DC Comics character Sin and whose credits also include "The Killing" and "House of Lies," will replace Forsyth in role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She’s described as an »
- Steve Barton
Following a slew of casting announcements earlier this month, MTV is rounding out the cast of its Scream pilot, adding Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, The Killing), Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (The 4400).
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who recently played Sin on CW's Arrow, actually replaces the previously announced Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor described as a loner and an aspiring filmmaker. Bobby Campo will have a recurring role as Seth Branson, a charming and easy-going English teacher at Lakewood High. Connor Weil will be a new series regular as Will Bellmont, an All-American basketball player and boyfriend of the main character Emma Duval (Willa Fitzgerald). Joel Gretsch rounds out the cast as Sheriff Clark Hudson, a respectable lawman and father to Kiernan (Amadeus Serafini).
We recently reported the official core cast and director for MTV’s Scream pilot, based on director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson’s self aware and scary film series. Now the show is really taking shape with the announcement of four additions to the cast, one of whom is a favorite among fans of AMC’s The Killing and is replacing a previously attached actress.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who played Bullet in season 3 of AMC’s The Killing and portrays Sin on The CW’s Arrow, has now joined the cast of the Scream TV series. Taylor-Klaus will play Audrey Jensen (the former best friend of the show’s main character, Emma), a role previously held by Amy Forsyth. Here are the four new additions and their character biographies (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter):
- Derek Anderson
MTV's Scream pilot is filling out its cast. Two weeks after announcing the bulk of its core cast, the adaptation of Kevin Williamson's hit film franchise has added four new faces, with Arrow favorite Bex Taylor-Klaus replacing the previously set Amy Forsyth. Jamie Travis (Faking It) will direct the pilot, which hails from Dimension Films and The Weinstein Co. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge) penned the original script, with Jill Blotevogel (Harper's Island, Ravenswood) on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will exec produce MTV's reboot alongside Wes Craven, Marianne
- Lesley Goldberg
David Arquette still has love for Courteney Cox.During an interview on "Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday, the actor opened up about his post-split relationship with his ex-wife and how they've remained amicable since getting divorced. "We just really dealt with it in a very sweet and honorable way. I don't know. We just love each other," he said. "Even though the relationship didn't work out, we wanted to still remain friends and treat each other with respect and have a great relationship for our daughter.""In the negotiating process of a divorce, we did it with a mindful head: 'What are you cool with?' 'Ok, I'm cool with that, too.' There it is," the 42-year-old star added. "There was no hair pulling." We love that the estranged couple has stayed close for 10-year-old Coco!The "Scream" star also talked about another famous ex -- Drew Barrymore. »
- tooFab Staff
Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »
- Drew McWeeny
(Cbr) There’s a new show coming to MTV, and it’s a real "Scream." No, really — it’s "Scream." The slasher horror movies are making the leap to the small screen with a new MTV pilot, first announced more than two years ago, and now moving forward with a cast and crew. MTV has revealed the cast of "Scream" consists of the following actors and characters: Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval – a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged her from childhood best friend Audrey. Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen – the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Audrey is an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker. John Karna as Noah Foster – creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world. Best friends with Audrey. Carlson Young as »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
More casting news has come in for the feature film adaptation of The 5th Wave, a young adult sci-fi novel penned by Rick Yancy. The Wrap is reporting that Liev Schreiber (Scream) is in final negotiations to play the villain opposite Chloe Moretz in Sony’s sci-fi extravaganza.
Susannah Grant is writing the screenplay, and J. Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is attached to direct. Nick Robinson is set to star as Ben Parish, aka Zombie, along with Alex Roe as Evan Walker. Schreiber is nearing a deal to play the villain, Vosch, a high-ranking military official.
Moretz stars as Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth’s population. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man (Roe) who may become her final hope.
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- Steve Barton
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