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Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun

Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun
Every Halloween, when you want to check out a horror movie to get your heart racing, or a hilarious scary movie send-up to celebrate the holiday with laughs, everybody seems to cycle back to some of the same old classics.

While the slasher movies we've all come to know and love are classics for a reason (see: Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer or Scream), it’s fun to dive a little deeper into the realm of obscure horror, where some of the truly great fright flicks hide in the shadows.

Check out Et’s suggestions for some of the great lesser-known gems of spooky cinema with this year's alternative Halloween viewing guide:

Vampire Movies

Typical Fare: Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Lost Boys, From Dusk Till Dawn

Alternative Option: Let the Right One In

This thoughtful Swedish horror tale, directed by Tomas Alfredson, is an entirely unique take on the well-trod territory of vampire
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Robert Englund Wants Kevin Bacon as New Freddy Krueger

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Robert Englund Wants Kevin Bacon as New Freddy Krueger
We haven't seen Freddy Krueger on screen since 2010's failed A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, which starred Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as the famed, sweater-wearing dream demon. But New Line Cinema is going to make a new Elm Street movie at some point. So who should play Freddy Krueger next time around? Robert Englund thinks Kevin Bacon would make a fine choice.

Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in the original Nightmare on Elm Street and continued to do so up through 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. He has a very strong attachment to the role of Freddy Krueger and knows it very well. Better than anyone. So if he endorses someone for the role, that's a pretty big deal. During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Englund was asked who he might like to see play the part in the next movie and he made it clear he thinks Kevin Bacon
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Robert Englund wants Kevin Bacon to play Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street reboot

Horror icon Robert Englund has a dream-pick for who should play the next Freddy Krueger. Speaking to Cinema Blend, the Nightmare on Elm Street actor expresses his desire for a Freddy Krueger a bit more light on his feet:

“Well the gossip I’ve heard, and I don’t know how valid this is, but there has been some talk about using, or perhaps he’s been approached, Kevin Bacon. Yeah. I think that would be great. He’s in one of my favorite little horror movies, Stir of Echoes, and you should check it out if you haven’t seen in. And I just think Kevin’s the right size. I think he respects horror movies. He doesn’t make fun of them. I think it would be real interesting.”

After the 2009 remake starring Jackie Earle Haley, it’s quite surprising that New Line is even considering a reboot,
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Former Nightmare On Elm Street Actor Robert Englund Tips Kevin Bacon For Reboot

You can go ahead and add Freddy Krueger’s name to the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.

With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw late next month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of A Nightmare On Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.

Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged last month, both studios have maintained a radio silence when it comes to the mooted reboot, though if the Powers That Be were to place Robert Englund in control of casting, the series stalwart would name Kevin Bacon as a potential candidate to play the mutilated Freddy.

Word comes by way of Cinema Blend, after the outlet caught up with Englund to discuss his involvement in Nightworld, a psychological thriller currently incubating in post.
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Catalog From The Beyond: Stir Of Echoes (1999)

A lot of well-known actors get their start in low-budget horror flicks, but Kevin Bacon happened to cut his teeth in one of the most well-known horror movies of all time, Friday the 13th. Few actors star in a classic horror movie out of the gate and then find mainstream success on their own the way Bacon did. He doesn’t often wax nostalgic about his time at Camp Crystal Lake, although that seems less because he feels above it than it does that it was thirty-seven years and almost eighty roles ago.

Friday fans (like yours truly) will always remember him as Jack, the likeable guy who ended the summer of 1980 with one hell of a sore throat, but it’s important to remember that he also has some other phenomenal genre work to his credit. One such film didn’t have me expecting much at first, but by
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Halloween 2016: 31 Great Horror Movies Available on Amazon Prime This October

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For those of you with Amazon Prime benefits, you may or may not have realized just how many great, free horror movies the site’s streaming service has to offer for members (something I sadly didn’t realize until late last year myself). I recently spent a few hours combing through their entire library and came up with this list of 31 horror movies (spanning several different sub-genres) that are sure to make for fun and fright-filled ways to get you ready for Halloween.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, three scouts and one badass cocktail waitress will fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Box office superstar Tom Cruise ("A Few Good Men," "The Firm") stars in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Anne Rice's gothic novel.
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Kevin Bacon Wants to Play Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

Kevin Bacon Wants to Play Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street Remake
We're at a crucial moment in horror history, where all the great franchises of the 70s and 80s are being rebooted...Again! And soon, we will see new versions of Jason, Leatherface, Pinhead and Freddy. While most of these classic monsters wear a mask, or are for the most part silent, Freddy Krueger stands out as a perennial jokester who was toned down in the original 2010 reboot, with Jackie Earle Haley taking on a much darker persona than the one portrayed by originator Robert Englund. While big name stars aren't particularly needed to bring the other slashers back to life on the big screen, Freddy definitely has the most wining personality. And it makes sense that in rebooting the franchise a second time, New Line would need a really great, perhaps even iconic, actor. Maybe someone with marquee value. So why not Kevin Bacon?

Yes. Kevin Bacon. The man is no stranger to genre movies,
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Polter-guess: match the ghost to the movie – quiz

As Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot hits cinemas this week, how familiar are you with other movie ghouls?

Ghost Town

The Sixth Sense

The Haunting

Over Her Dead Body

Shutter

Dark Water

The Eye

The Grudge

Lady in White

Poltergeist

Beetlejuice

Hellraiser

Thirteen Ghosts

House on Haunted Hill

Ghosts of Mars

What Lies Beneath

The Haunting

The Innocents

Carnival of Souls

The Terror

Stir of Echoes

Mama

The Conjuring

Insidious

The Haunted Mansion

A Haunted House

Heart and Souls

The Frighteners

High Spirits

Haunted

House

Scrooged

Safe Haven

The Pact

Just Like Heaven

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Casper

Campfire Tales

Ghostbusters II

Ghost Dad

7 and above.

You showed real spirit

0 and above.

You never stood a ghost of a chance

4 and above.

That was a bust

Continue reading...
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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix: June 2016

No big plans for Memorial Day? Then get busy watching these Netflix titles before they vanish in June. Among the great films leaving Netflix streaming are Disney '90s classics "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" (don't worry, you'll see more from Disney on Netflix Very Soon).

And say goodbye to comedies "About a Boy," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Wayne's World," and "Groundhog Day."

Also leaving: Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger," horror film "The Others," the Robert Rodriguez "aliens take over a high school" flick "The Faculty," and tearjerker "Ghost."

Here's the complete list of titles leaving Netflix in June 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.

Leaving June 1

"A Wrinkle in Time" (2003)

"About a Boy" (2002)

"Bounce" (2000)

"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)

"Clear and Present Danger" (1994)

"Click" (2006)

"Darkman" (1990)

"Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows

"Dude,
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Last Call! All the Movies Leaving Netflix in June

Hopefully you got a chance to watch the movies that left Netflix in May, because now there's a whole new crop leaving the streaming service. Great movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Bridget Jones's Diary are disappearing, along with several TV seasons. Don't be the one who logs onto your account next month all ready to finally watch Wayne's World and find that it's gone! Take a look, and make sure you catch all the new movies hitting Netflix in June, as well. Expiring June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones's Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where's My Car? Duplex Elias: Rescue Team Adventures, season one The Faculty Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Ghost Groundhog Day Hamlet Hercules In the Bedroom Jersey
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Echoes of Stir: Four Hours in Joliet

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Photo by Donnacha Kenny"Congratulations, Tom; you're one of the lucky eight per cent!" —Stir of Echoes (1999)Joliet, Illinois is probably the American city which more people have dreamed more fervently of escaping than any other. But after spending four hours in 'Prison Town'—long synonymous far and wide with incarceration—I was sad to leave; I'll be glad one day to return. Fortunately, such matters are questions of personal choice. Many of the area's residents, including those not serving custodial sentences, have little realistic option but to remain—trapped by personal, social and/or economic circumstances that can feel as confining as any 6-by-8 cell. "Joliet, or "J-Town", is racially diverse and is known as a crime-ridden city, although the area has shown much improvement since the 1990's... The east side is generally known as the ghetto side and the west side is known as middle class, even though
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Blumhouse Shocker The Darkness Gets New Poster

The Darkness gets a handy new poster. From Blumhouse comes yet another supernatural horror thriller about domestic evil, this one directed by man behind the malevolent Aussie hit Wolf Creek, Greg McLean. The Darkness stars Kevin Bacon (Stir Of Echoes, Friday The 13th, The Woodsman, too many fantastic films to list here)…

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Movie Review – Backtrack (2015)

Backtrack, 2015.

Directed by Michael Petroni.

Starring Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence and Jenni Baird.

Synopsis:

Psychologist Peter Bower’s life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right.

Adrien Brody is the youngest performer to ever win the award for Best Actor at the Oscars, but like the Halle Berry’s and Geena Davis’s of this world, Brody struggled to capitalise on this success, appearing in mostly forgettable movies that failed to make use of his potential. You probably have some idea where I might be going with this…

An Australian supernatural mystery starring Brody sounds like it should be one of the horror highlights of the year, particularly in the wake of The Babadook’s success, but
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What's New on Netflix in December 2015

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To your already busy December to-do list, add watching "A Very Murray Christmas," the all-star Bill Murray Christmas special that's available only on Netflix.

Also new to Netflix in December: New comedy specials from Mike Epps and Brent Morin, Adam Sandler's controversial "The Ridiculous 6," the buzzy transgender indie drama "Tangerine" and "Queen of Earth," starring "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss.

Here's what's coming to Netflix in December 2015.

Available Dec. 1

"DeathToSelfie" (2014)

"30 for 30: Chasing Tyson" (2015)

"50 Shades of They": Season 1

"A Christmas Star" (2015)

"A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z" (2014)

"Amnesiac" 2015)

"Broadchurch": Season 2

"Cbgb" (2013)

"Christmas Wedding Baby" (2014)

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)

"Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003)

"Darkman" (1990)

"Detectorists": Season 1

"I'm Brent Morin" (2015, Netlix Original)

"Jenny's Wedding" (2015)

"Las magicas historias de Plim Plim": Season 1

"Ray" (2004)

"Real Rob": Season 1 (2015)

"See You In Valhalla" (2015)

"Stir of Echoes" (1999)

"Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming" (2007)

"That Touch of Mink
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The 30 Best Horror Films Of The 1990s

Halloween has arrived once again at the Playlist, and aside from assembling our trick-and-treating costumes, it means an appropriately spooky feature. And this year, we’ve delivered more than one —we picked out the scariest movie moments of all time yesterday. Today, we’ve gone for something a little different. This time last year, we picked our favorite horrors of the 21st century so far, so it seemed natural to run down our favorites from the 1990s. Horror fans often deride the decade as a low point in the genre, but if you delve a little deeper, there’s all kinds of gems beyond the big iconic films we all remember. What made the list? You can find our top 30 below and can suggest your own faves in the comments. Happy Halloween! 30. “Stir Of Echoes” (1999) Building from some familiar elements — creepy house, missing girl, gifted child — and having had the
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Horror Channel announces Haunted Halloween Season

The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.

Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere

The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.

Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere

From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to
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Film Review: Mortdecai

The new action comedy "Mortdecai" stars Johnny Depp as the titular character, a financially distressed dealer of stolen art. Gwyneth Paltrow plays his wife Johanna, and Paul Bettany is Jock, his manservant and thug. They get involved in a globe trotting murder investigation after an art restorer is killed and a Goya painting she was working on is stolen. Mortdecai's antagonistic old chum, Inspector Martland, brings him in on the case, as his expertise in this particular area is much needed. They end up contending with terrorists, nymphomaniacs and other sundry characters in their race to solve the crime.

Depp plays Mortdecai as a sort of mincing fop, a character choice we've seen him use a lot recently. Jack Sparrow, the Mad Hatter and Charlie Mortdecai are all of a piece. The only thing distinguishing about this new character is that he possesses bad teeth and a mustache, as
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David Koepp interview: Mortdecai, Jurassic Park, Indy 4

Mortdecai director David Koepp chats to us about the film, along with Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible & more.

This piece contains spoilers for Snake Eyes and Mission: Impossible (the first one)

David Koepp has a rather solid CV as a director, including Secret Window with Johnny Depp, the underrated ghost story Stir Of Echoes, and the really fun Joseph Gordon-Levitt bike messenger action film Premium Rush. But as a screenwriter, he’s worked on some of the biggest films of the last 25 years – Jurassic Park and its sequel, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Angels and Demons, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man.

He’s also had a hand in other notable Hollywood hits (and flops) including Carlito’s Way, The Shadow, Snake Eyes, Zathura, Panic Room, Death Becomes Her, and many, many more. He’s had a fascinating career.

His latest directorial effort is Mortdecai, a
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Mortdecai review

Johnny Depp channels Leslie Phillips in his latest outing, Mortdecai. But is he successful? Not really...

Your enjoyment of Mortdecai is likely going to be based on one thing: how much you can stand late period Johnny Depp. If you still find his faux-British sauntering thing endearing and enjoyable, you’ll probably have a good time. If however, like me, you’ve been growing tired of it since the second Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, you might find it a bit of a chore.

Based on author Kyril Bonfiglioli’s series of cult novels, Depp plays Charlie Mortdecai, an cartoonish upper crust art dealer-slash-conman, with a mansion in Oxford and staring bankruptcy down the barrel. When a rare Goya painting is stolen, old acquaintance and MI5 agent Alistair Martland (Ewan McGregor) throws Mortdecai a bone – retrieve the painting and he’ll clear his tax debt. What follows is a half Bond,
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Dont Look Now a Sequel to I Am Legend is En Route

Its hard to summarize thoughts when you learn that an absolutely adored work from a cherished author is about to spawn a sequel that has nothing to do with said author. The late (and truly great) Richard Matheson (who also wrote Stir of Echoes a number of Twilight Zone episodes and Duel among many others) penned the original novel which inspired more than a single film (The Last Man on Earth comes highly recommended). Matheson who passed away last year had no part in the writing of the proposed script for I am Legend 2.
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