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After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.
Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.
Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...
Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »
David Arquette got emotional as he interviewed his sister and 2015 Oscar nominee Patricia Arquette for E! News, remembering their late parents and recalling fond childhood memories during their heartwarming chat. The 46-year-old actress, one of five siblings, is the first person in their family to be nominated for an Academy Award. She received a nod for her supporting role as a struggling mother of two in Richard Linklater's Boyhood, a unique family drama. Patricia appeared surprised and delighted when she discovered that the E! News interview, which was taped before Sunday's 2015 Oscars, would be conducted by her brother. She and the 43-year-old Scream actor greeted each other with a »
The body count continues to rise on MTV’s Scream.
According to sources, producers opted to take the character — the small town’s “charming, charismatic, capable” lawman — in a different direction.
"What's the matter, Sidney? You look like you've seen a ghost." When May rolls around and this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend gets underway in Dallas, Billy Loomis will be resurrected from the dead to once again haunt his high school sweetheart, Sidney Prescott.
Scream fans attending Texas Frightmare Weekend already had a lot to look forward to with both Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich previously announced as special guests, but now they can also get their photo taken with the stars in the recently announced "Ghost Face® and His Prey" photo op, which will feature Ulrich wearing the Ghostface robe and clutching the cinematic slayer's iconic mask, alongside Campbell in her convention debut.
The "Ghost Face® and His Prey" photo op with Campbell and Ulrich is now available to pre-order for $130.00. The photo op will take place all three days of the convention, from Friday, May 1st, to Sunday, May 3rd. »
- Derek Anderson
After six seasons, Timothy Olyphant is wrapping his Emmy-nominated run as lawman Raylan Givens on FX’s hit series “Justified.” But he was on the other side of the law (20-year-old spoiler alert) when he was cast in director Wes Craven’s “Scream 2.” “I appreciate the trip down memory lane,” he said of revisiting his first Variety mention.
How did you land the role in “Scream 2”?
I auditioned — multiple times. Why wouldn’t I want to be in “Scream”? I wanted to be in the first one.
What was the mood like on set?
It was quite a buzz being on a set like that. One could make a good argument that Wes was one of the best directors I’ve ever worked for. Not a bad way to get started early.
What would you do differently if you could go back to that time?
That’s a long list. »
- Debra Birnbaum
After 125 episodes and six seasons of “The Vampire Diaries,” Julie Plec, who also serves as showrunner on spinoff “The Originals” and has another pilot in development at the CW, is taking her turn in the director’s chair — a daunting, yet perfectly fit, seat that’s been a long time warming up for Plec.
“I had a moment where I wrote a movie script and it was my first movie job and I was very excited to do it, and my only goal was really not to get fired off of it,” says Plec, who got her start on “Dawson’s Creek” and has worked with frequent co-producer Kevin Williamson on films including “Cursed,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” and the “Scream” franchise. “In writing it, I realized that if and when they ever made the movie, I probably would never get to sit down with the director and tell him what »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Which is the scariest Scream of them all? We’ve put the satirical, postmodern slasher series in order…
This feature contains spoilers for all of the Scream movies.
Do you like scary movies? Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson decided most people probably did. In the mid 90s, they breathed life into a flagging genre by creating a new knife-wielding icon who, crucially, was aware of all the horror movie villains who’d gone before.
In fact, ‘Ghostface’ was so into his horror trivia that he quizzed his victims about it before striking. Could watching enough horror movies save you when your own life threatened to turn into one? According to Scream, maybe it could.
Although the first movie ends with – spoiler! – the death of both the killers behind the mask, the Ghostface persona proved harder to kill. In the tradition of so many other slasher villains, Ghostface came back for more. »
Can't make it to the Valentine's Day Cannibal Holocaust feast at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema this Saturday? Don't sweat it, because now available from Mondo is the vinyl soundtrack and a new poster for the influential Italian horror film, along with a blood-dripping Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives that's also fittingly been released today. And that's just the first of three news items in our latest horror round-up, as we also look at Shout! Factory's Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series Blu-ray and the newly unveiled final special features of Shout! Factory label Scream Factory's Class of 1984.
"Cannibal Holocaust by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $50"
"Cannibal Holocaust (Variant) by Jock. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 100. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $75"
"Cannibal Holocaust LP. »
- Derek Anderson
I try to keep it off of my social networking feeds as much as possible, but I am one of those angsty people that absolutely hates Valentine’s Day. Hell, I’ve had a significant other for just about every Valentine’s Day since I was 14, and I still hate it. I’ll spare you all the feminist soap box, but know that I welcome Valentine’s Day the way most people welcome cancer. And I’ve had cancer, so that’s saying something.
I am, however, completely ride or die for Valentine’s Day horror films. Most of my horror comrades will spend sometime this week waxing poetic about My Bloody Valentine (or the surprisingly not disappointing My Bloody Valentine 3-D), and some of the more worldly of the bunch might mention something like Lover’S Lane or Horror Hospital, but I’m going to stick my neck out »
- BJ Colangelo
From toilet-based scares to nasty encounters in the shower, here's a selection of 17 memorable moments of terror in the bathroom...
Nb: the following contains potential spoilers and scenes which may be considered Nsfw.
The scariest moments in horror are often the most intimate - this is why knives are a far nastier, button-pushing instrument of death than the gun. As the Joker famously put it in The Dark Knight, “You can savour all those little emotions...”
Intimacy may be the key to understanding why, in horror films, so many dreadful things tend to happen in bathrooms. The bathroom is often where we go to be by ourselves - either to answer the call of nature, brush our teeth, or simply relax in the bath after a hectic day at work. Equally, the water closet also sees us at our most vulnerable: naked, or at least with our trousers down, and »
The Scream franchise was an instant cult classic, credited with reviving the modern horror slasher genre in film. The movies were a clever satire, completely aware of horror-film clichés and inserting them into the plot. Spoof or not, the original Scream film remains the highest-grossing slasher film in the U.S.
It's been 15 years since our favorite horror trilogy came to an end -- or so we thought. Et was invited on set of Scream 3, as Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette were preparing to say goodbye to the end of an era.
Watch: Hollywood's Top 5 Scream Queens
"This is the last time I'm playing Sidney," Campbell told Et in 1999. "It's sad because it's a fantastic group of people, and it really is like a family, and I've loved the experience, and the films have been great for me."
The cast was careful not to give away any plot spoilers -- such as the crazy »
The Havoc Dlc that was recently released exclusively on Xbox now has a date for the upcoming PlayStation release on PS3 and PS4. The date is rather soon, so come check out when you can start fighting zombies on PS4!
If you haven't already, head to our review of the Havoc Dlc on Xbox 360!
The Dlc will be hitting PS3 and PS4 on February 26th! If you don't know what it includes well, it is a lot! "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc includes four new, epic multiplayer maps, access to the versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, plus an exciting all-new cooperative mode called Exo Zombies."
The Dlc includes 4 new maps titles Core, Sideshow, Urban, and Drift and each map has it's special perks and style to it. If you want to know how they play and feel, well head to our review which is linked above! »
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Scream star Neve Campbell has boarded NBC's Welcome to Sweden in a recurring role. The four-episode arc will see Campbell play Diane, an American transferred to Stockholm to work as head of marketing at a bank. The half-hour comedy, now shooting its 10-episode second season, airs on NBC, TV4 in Sweden and Bell Media in Canada. Read more NBC's 'Welcome to Sweden' Renewed for Second Season The Entertainment One Television comedy is based on star Greg Poehler’s true-life story about Bruce, a New York accountant who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma, and follows
- Etan Vlessing
We’re back with another horror news round-up. This time around we have two new photos from Tremors 5, a recently released poster for the all-female directed horror anthology film, Xx, as well as a look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Doominator Nerf gun.
The Graboids are back to snack on unlucky surface dwellers once again in Tremors 5, but standing in their way as always is the indomitable Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), along with his new pal, Travis (Jamie Kennedy). Two photos from Tremors 5 were recently revealed, giving us a fresh look at Gross and Kennedy in the fifth installment of the horror/sci-fi franchise that’s due out later this year.
“With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, »
- Derek Anderson
Ahead of its straight-to-video release this October, Universal has debuted two new promotional images for Tremors 5, the latest instalment in the cult comedy-horror series…
The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.
- Gary Collinson
With a “Scream” TV series on its way thanks to MTV, the last thing we were expecting was word of a new movie “inspired by” it, but that’s exactly what we seem to be getting with The Girl in the… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music »
Kuwaiti industrialist Nawaf Alghanim has launched Al-Ghanim Entertainment as a financing-production company based in Los Angeles and Kuwait.
Al-Ghanim Entertainment will back two to four films a year with budgets up to $15 million, mostly in the action and horror genres.
The company’s first project is “The Girl in the Photographs” with horror icon Wes Craven executive producing and Craven’s protege Nick Simon (writer of “The Pyramid”) directing. Chung will produce with Thomas Mahoney; Brandon M. Vayda and Krystal Tiffany Vayda will executive produce alongside Craven and Alghanim.
The film is inspired by the “Scream” franchise and set against the backdrop of the fashion world.
Alghanim told Variety that the venture marks the first time for private Kuwaiti investment in film production outside the Kuwaiti goverment. »
- Dave McNary
Chucky already bears a nightmarish look in the Child’s Play films, but his Terminator-reminiscent appearance at one point of Child’s Play 3—one-half of his silicon skin missing—adds even more terror to his frightful features. Cavity Colors is releasing a new T-shirt capturing this version of Chucky, and they’ve also provided early looks at their upcoming Scream franchise print and The Demon’s Rook shirt.
A collaboration with artist Travis Falligant (the creator of the popular Scooby-Doo tribute art that pitted the Great Dane and his gang against the likes of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and many more horror icons), the Child’s Play 3-inspired T-shirt, “Goodguy Melt” is limited to 150 items, will never be reprinted, and will be available to purchase beginning this Thursday, January 22nd at 5:00pm Est.
Also upcoming from Falligant and Cavity Colors is a 17″ x 22″ Giclee print depicting the faces of »
- Derek Anderson
After just one season, Happyland is closing its doors and shutting down.
The MTV drama, which followed the exploits — actually, make that sexploits — of the staff of an amusement park has been cancelled, TVLine has confirmed.
Happyland‘s now-series finale found the two main characters, previously thought to be half-siblings, engaging in a scandalous lip-lock, which was quickly discovered by their respective significant others.
TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the loss.
Are you bummed about Happyland‘s cancellation? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the departed MTV soap below.
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