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After “The Thing,” which horror films also need a prequel?

14 October 2011 2:43 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Adam Frazier

Hollywoodnews.com: With Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” now in theaters, we decided to look at three horror films that could use a bit of the old retroactive storytelling treatment.

The problem is, most of the influential (and not-so-memorable) horror films of our time have already been remade, which makes it hard to justify a prequel. If you look at recent horror remakes like “A Nightmare on Elm Street” or Rob Zombie’s “Halloween,” these films serve more as prequel/remake hybrids as they attempt to explain the motives of their killers by showing us their origins.

We’ve seen this before with 2006’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” which showed the birth of Leatherface. Oh, and don’t you dare forget about 2004’s “Exorcist: The Beginning.” Years before Father Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil’s soul, he encountered the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. »

- Sean O'Connell

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Sparkling New Melancholia One-Sheets

9 October 2011 2:40 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's amazing how something so somber can be so beautiful. Such is the genius of Lars Von Trier, who's ready to make the world go away with his latest film, Melancholia. Read on for some sparkly new eye candy!

Magnolia Pictures has released the flick onto VOD and is sticking it in limited theaters on November 11th. You've been warned.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier previously. He is directing from his own screenplay.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Melancholia Character One-Sheets Offer Advice

28 September 2011 12:34 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Considering the fact that hump day is never as much fun as it sounds, we figured that now would be a great time to add a bit more misery to your week by hurling six new Melancholia one-sheets at you like a grief rocket.

Magnolia Pictures has announced that they will release the dramatic thriller on VOD October 7th before sticking it in limited theaters on November 11th. You've been warned.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier previously. He is directing from his own screenplay.

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- Uncle Creepy

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James D’Arcy Joins ‘Cloud Atlas’; Brittany Snow In ‘Pitch Perfect’; David Duchovny Is A ‘Phantom’

27 September 2011 9:12 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s only appropriate that a wide-reaching film such as Cloud Atlas would have a large cast to lead it; news of further additions feels like a normal thing, even as production has commenced. Variety says that the latest one is British thespian James D’Arcy, who has been seen in Master and Commander & Exorcist: The Beginning, and also leads Madonna‘s reportedly disastrous W.E.

No information on his Atlas part, but the main lineup seems to have been assembled at this point — there’s very little chance this isn’t a supporting part. Nevertheless, it’s good for D’Arcy to act alongside an ensemble that has names such as Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Bae Doona, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, and Keith David; you could do worse. The Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer are currently filming the David Mitchell adaptation (on their own, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Exclusive Interview: FX Vet Gary Tunnicliffe

19 September 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Gary Tunnicliffe is one of the best special effects makeup artists working in Hollywood today. His laundry list of impressive credits includes Scream 4 , Drive Angry 3D , My Bloody Valentine 3D , The Collector , Feast , Exorcist: The Beginning , Blade , and several Hellraiser , Halloween , and Dracula movies. In addition to a plethora of horror movies, Tunnicliffe has also worked on several major Hollywood productions like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Mission: Impossible II . Last Friday saw the release of Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs remake. Tunnicliffe served as the movie.s Makeup Effects Supervisor (and also worked on Apollo 18 ). Renowned film critic Roger Ebert praised the makeup effects while discussing the onscreen bloodshed, saying "so much movie »

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Trailer For Lars Von Trier's Melancholia Is ... Kind Of What You Expect

3 September 2011 4:27 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's really no disputing the talent of Lars Von Trier. His work is so expansive that surely everyone can find one of his films that they've liked. For me, nothing has packed the emotional punch of Dogville ... but his latest, Melancholia, is looking like it has lots and lots of potential.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world". Look for it in theatres on November 4th, 2011.

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- Masked Slasher

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Planets Play Peek-a-Boo in Latest UK Trailer for Melancholia

26 August 2011 1:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Time for a little depression to get you through your afternoon in the form of a UK trailer for Lars von Trier's latest trip down kill-yourself-lane, Melancholia!

Magnolia Pictures has announced that they will release the dramatic thriller on VOD October 7th before sticking it in limited theaters on November 11th. You've been warned.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier previously. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the Us and UK trailers for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world", along with the one-sheet below.

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- Uncle Creepy

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Melancholia Ready to Depress You at Home Before it Goes Theatrical

18 August 2011 11:42 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Question ... with the holidays rapidly approaching who doesn't love a good bout of depression? That's exactly what you're going to get with the release of Lars Von Trier's feel good movie, Melancholia, and we have the where and whens for you. Bring your own tissues.

Magnolia Pictures has announced that they will release the dramatic thriller on VOD October 7th, before sticking it in limited theaters on November 11th. You've been warned.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Prequels

12 August 2011 1:51 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

This summer hasn’t exactly been the strongest for films in recent memory. However earlier X-Men: First Class stood out as a rare infusion of originality into the mainstream and over the last few weeks glowing reviews have been rolling in for Rise of the Planet of the Apes which led us to thinking… have we now hit a positive trend this summer: the franchise prequel?

What makes a prequel work in today’s movie-making environment? The expectation to be different. For today’s writers and directors it means carte blanche (to a degree) to do something new and innovative with a movie franchise whose image has decayed over the years from poor sequels and daft creative decisions. With big name prequels for the Spider-Man and Alien (Yes, Prometheus is a prequel. I don’t care how much Ridley Scott denies it) franchises on their way now it’s a »

- Phil Aram

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Renny Harlin’s 5 Days of War Trailer

6 July 2011 5:24 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin is known for providing some of the more entertaining action flicks that the '90s had to offer (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea), but his career has been on a bit of a nosedive ever since then, giving us stinkers like Driven, Exorcist: The Beginning and The Covenant. After an attempt to return to his glory days with 12 Rounds, he is now trying to re-invent himself by directing a "serious" drama based on a true story. Of course, it also happens to be a drama with quite a few explosions in it. 5 Days of War is based on the true story of an American journalist who was caught in the sudden war between Russia and Georgia that broke out in August of 2008. Watching this trailer, it's not really presented in a way that makes it feel like real events. The quality of the acting »

- Sean

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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

2 July 2011 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Adjustment Bureau; Hall Pass; Fair Game; The Resident

With the mechanical porn of Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon creating an horrendous traffic jam in cinemas, what better time for sci-fi fans to stay at home and watch something rather more rewarding on DVD? Based on a typically paranoid short story by Philip K Dick, The Adjustment Bureau (2011, Universal, 12) is a light-footed, fantastical whimsy pitched somewhere between the head-scrambling brilliance of Christopher Nolan's Inception and the Twilight Zone silliness of Richard Kelly's The Box. Matt Damon plays the upcoming politician whose chance encounter with a glamorous beauty (Emily Blunt) causes him to turn his back on fate on the eve of a crucial election. As it turns out, "fate" is actually managed and manipulated by a group of shadowy men in film noir hats who zip around New York city via a Doctor Who-style maze of magic doors, »

- Mark Kermode

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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

25 June 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Never Let Me Go; Yogi Bear; Season of the Witch; The Rite

It's easy to understand why some people were wrong-footed by Never Let Me Go (2010, Fox, 12), an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's singular sci-fi novel about life in a parallel near-present. For one thing, the publicists' almost obtuse refusal to acknowledge the story's genre roots and market it instead as merely an enigmatic love story probably turned away more viewers than it attracted.

Posters (and, indeed, DVD cover artwork) depicting Keira Knightley looking wan while Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield share a meaningful embrace implied something more along the tragic-romantic lines of Atonement than a dark fantasy of human cloning and Holocaust-inflected dystopian horror. In fact, many of those to whom director Mark Romanek (who made the creepy One Hour Photo) and writer Alex Garland's adventurously deadpan chiller might have been most appealing may not even have known »

- Mark Kermode

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Exclusive Clip from Screwed Starring Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy

2 June 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Brand new British movie, Screwed is released in UK cinemas tomorrow, 3rd June and we’ve been given this exclusive clip from to give you a taster of what you can expect. In the clip, we get see a great piece of dialogue between Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy’s characters Truman and Sam where we find out a lot more about their back-story and this cues us up to some of the gritty drama that is based on the autobiographical book Screwed by Ronnie Thompson.

If you’ve missed our previous coverage of the movie, you can check it out here including an interview with Ronnie Thompson and Colin’s set report. Also keep your eyes peeled for Adam’s review of the film.

Synopsis: Gritty prison thriller Screwed turns the genre on its head by showing life behind bars through the eyes of the guards.

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- David Sztypuljak

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Cannes 2011: Kirsten Dunst Wins Actress Prize for Melancholia

22 May 2011 2:27 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite all the controversy that swirled around Lars Von Trier's Melancholia screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the judges obviously didn't hold any of it against the film's star as Kirsten Dunst was awarded the actress prize today, May 22nd, for her performance.

Per Variety the jury, headed by Robert De Niro, clearly opted not to deny Melancholia a prize even though the festival had declared von Trier "persona non grata" after the director's ill-judged jokes about being a Nazi at the Melancholia press conference. While the ban prevented von Trier from attending the ceremony or entering the Palais des Festivals, the pic itself remained eligible for prizes.

"What a week it's been," Dunst said upon accepting the prize. "Thank you to the Cannes Film Festival for still allowing our film to be in competition." She thanked von Trier "for giving me the opportunity to be so brave in this film, »

- Uncle Creepy

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First Melancholia Clip Showers Us in Sunshine and Warmth

11 May 2011 11:47 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In need of a pick-me-up to get you over Hump Day? Well then, how about a clip from Lars Von Trier's feel good film Melancholia? If you're still feeling down after that, you could always go hang out at your local emergency room or take in a wake or two!

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world" along with the one-sheet, the clip, and even a new still below. Look for »

- Uncle Creepy

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Win Double Identity on DVD

6 May 2011 2:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s our second competition of the day from Lions Gate Home Entertainment. They’ve also been kind enough to give us three copies of their new movie, Double Identity which is released 16th May to give away.

Val Kilmer (Heat, Top Gun) becomes entangled in a deadly web of lies and murder when he is wrongly identified as a secret agent in Double Identity. Set in Chechnya, this taut action-packed spy-thriller also stars Izabella Miko (Clash of the Titans) and Julian Wadham (The English Patient) and will be available to own on DVD from 16th May 2011.

Dr. Nicholas Pinter (Kilmer) is an American physician working for Doctors Beyond Borders when he is mistakenly identified as a secret agent by the Russian mafia. After a violent pursuit by two mobsters, he escapes a close brush with death when he is rescued by the beautiful and mysterious Katrine (Miko) from the British Secret Service. »

- Competitons

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Uplifting New Melancholia One-Sheet

5 May 2011 12:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Time for some more happy shiny goodies from Lars Von Trier's feel good movie of the century, Melancholia. Yesterday we brought you the film's release date and now we have a brand spanking new one-sheet for you!

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world" along with the one-sheet below. Look for it in theatres on November 4th, 2011.

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon!

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End it all »

- Uncle Creepy

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Just in Time for the Holiday Season - Lars Von Trier's Melancholia

4 May 2011 11:47 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Magnolia has assigned the feel good movie of the century, Melancholia, a November release date. Thankfully it's a bit before Thanksgiving or we'd be washing down our turkey dinners with a heaping helping of sadness and dismay.

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world" along with the one-sheet below. Look for it in theatres on November 4th, 2011.

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon!

Got news? Click here to submit it!

End it all in »

- Uncle Creepy

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Kirsten Dunst Dominates First Melancholia One-Sheet

28 April 2011 10:49 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hey, kids! Looking for a few end-of-the-world moments to get you through your day? Of course you are! What better way to spend your work time than digging on the new one-sheet for Lars Von Trier's upcoming apocalypse flick Melancholia?

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world" along with the new eye candy below.

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon!

Got news? Click here to submit it!

End it all in the comments »

- Uncle Creepy

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Artsy First Look at Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia

14 April 2011 12:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lars Von Trier's upcoming end of the world flick Melancholia is sure to bring bright rays of sunshine and warmth to the hearts of those who just can't wait until this whole shit-house goes up in flames, and to kick off the fuzzies, we've got your first look at Kirsten Dunst!

Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).

The film's title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. "No more happy endings!" commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.

Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed "a beautiful movie about the end of the world" along with the new eye candy courtesy of Empire Online below.

Visit The Evilshop @ Amazon! »

- Uncle Creepy

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