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The first decade of the new millennium has come to an end, and that means it is now time for film sites all over the web to begin posting their various retrospectives and lists recalling the decade that was. I generally as a rule dislike such lists because they are always so subjective. Then I said screw it and took it upon myself to do one of my own naming the ten worst horror movies of the past decade. Besides, people love bitching on the Internet about lists like this, and who am I to deny readers yet another excuse to get into pointless flame wars over personal opinions.
Of course, this list is just my personal opinion which is not legally binding ... unless Proposition 304 passes. And we all pray that it will.
I set two rules when putting this list together: Only horror movies that received fairly wide theatrical »
In theatres Friday, on DVD Tuesday In theatres Friday (Dec 4) from Cinema Epoch and Lionsgate Films is the new film Breaking Point, starring Tom Berenger (Training Day), Busta Rhymes (Narc, Halloween: Resurrection), Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones (Dead Presidents, A Day in the Life) and Armand Assante (Ridley Scott's American Gangster). Opening at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, CA, the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 in West Hills, CA and the Culver Plaza Theaters in Culver City, CA. http://www.laemmle.com/ http://www.culverplazatheatres.com/ On DVD Tuesday (Dec 8) from Cinema Epoch is the new film Warning!!! Pedophile Released. An .ambitious and powerful experimental film. (La Times) from director Shane Ryan starring Kai Lanette (Amateur Porn Star Killer 2), Joanna Angel (Breath of »
Instead of flat-out just saying they're canceling the series "Eastwick", ABC is beating about the bush with reports that they've "decided not to order additional episodes" beyond its initial 13. Seven of them have aired with the remaining six scheduled to be shown after a two-week break for some special programming on the network.
As the La Times put it: "Eastwick" has often [been] averaging less than 5 million viewers. The show, which stars Rebecca Romijn and Lindsey Price, is based on the John Updike book. While it spawned a moderately successful movie, this is the third time an attempt to make a TV series based on the book has fallen short.
Does anyone remember the other two? If not, it's no surprise since neither made it past the pilot stage. We did a little digging for old time's sake. The first was in 1992 and kept the full "The Witches of Eastwick" title. »
- The Woman In Black
In the spirit of Halloween '09, we're breaking out reviews (some new, some old) of some Fall Frights you may want to work into your monthly viewing.
Originally published, 08/02/2002
Horror fans have suffered in recent years, either shelling out 10 bucks to sit through another unnecessary sequel to a dying franchise (Jason X, Halloween: Resurrection), or spending half of that to watch another unnecessary sequel in a franchise that never should have been (Children Of The Corn, Witchcraft) on video. But in this time of sequels and fodder, the team behind the cult hit Re-animator--producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli and director Stuart Gordon--has returned with another H.P. Lovecraft tale, Dagon. While not as memorable or outrageous as the former film, Dagon still manages to deliver enough shocks and laughs to please both die-hard Lovecraft buffs and those looking beyond titles with numbers after them.
The movie starts with »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick the Intern Guy)
Premiere Props have announced that they will be hosting a massive auction of never before seen movie props and costumes with Fangoria Entertainment for the Live Fangoria Entertainment Halloween Auction at the Premiere Props’ warehouse.
The live auction takes place on Saturday, October 24, at Premiere Props’ warehouse in El Segundo , California ( 128 Sierra Street , El Segundo , CA 90245 ). There will be a preview from 9am – 11am, before the auction begins at 11am. The auction can be seen on Premiere Props’ 3 camera Live broadcast show as well as to over four million Time Warner, DirecTV and Dish subscribers. A donation from the auction will be made to the Entertainment Industry Foundation, one of the leading charitable organizations of the entertainment industry.
Those brave enough to attend will have to survive the Premiere Props warehouse, decked out in full fright mode. Silhouettes of impaled people from Dracula, bloody limbs from Halloween IV and a »
- email@example.com (Staff)
Shortly before the plug was temporarily pulled on Halloween 3D , director Patrick Lussier called on an old friend for FX and Myers mask-making duties. Gary Tunnicliffe began work, briefly, on the production. Then Dimension halted development until Lussier could finish Drive Angry . The FX artist executed the kills in Lussier's My Bloody Valentine 3D . His credits in the Halloween franchise include Halloween: Resurrection (pictured) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers . This summer, audiences saw his grisly gore gags in Marcus Dunstan's The Collector and he's presently working on the remake of Straw Dogs . Halloween 3D is expected to resume production sometime next spring. »
Contrary to previous reports, a story in Variety this morning about the upcoming Dimension Films slate suggests that Neve Campbell will be returning for Scream 4 after all. If it's true, she'll be joing Courtney Cox and David Arquette.Production on the first part of a mooted new Scream trilogy begins in late spring next year, and Bob Weinstein is attempting to woo Wes Craven back to direct. Craven, you'll recall if you've been following the story so far, was pretty lukewarm about the idea back in June, but didn't completely rule it out, telling Digital Spy "I'm not closed to it, I'm not open to it, I'll be perfectly happy to read a script and tell Bob what I think." Time (and perhaps salary) will tell. Campbell has yet to speak about it, so bets are on as to whether Syd's return will be as the centre of the film, »
Embry, also managed by Karen Randall, most recently appeared in the films "Eagle Eye" and "Heart of the Dragon." He also starred in the Showtime series "Brotherhood." His feature credits include "Can't Hardly Wait," "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and "Sweet Home Alabama."
Merriman, also repped by Untitled Entertainment, has appeared in "Final Destination 3," "Halloween: Resurrection" and "The Ring Two." He recently completed filming the romantic comedy "Elevator Girl" for Hallmark and the indie film "The 5th Quarter."
Raymond, also repped by Untitled, has had recurring roles on the TV series "Lost" and "Cold Case." She has appeared in the features "The Garage," "Wild Cherry" and "Elsewhere" and next stars in the indie film "Trophy Kids." »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
Fear Itself: Season 1 will be released on DVD in a four-disc set on September 15 and we have a special contest in store for all of the horror fans. We are giving away these brand new four-disc sets to our readers with a new contest we have running. You know these discs will go super-fast, so be sure to enter this new giveaway today.
- Fear Itself: Season 1 four-disc DVD set
to win this new horror anthology DVD set.
Today's most talented horror directors and writers including John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IV), Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) and Rupert Wainwright (The Fog) have teamed up to create a unique television experience that leaves viewers with nothing to fear but Fear Itself. Fear Itself on DVD features 13 episodes, including »
Grabbing my late-night viewing snack, the “thwrick” of the TV snaps on and I “thump” back onto the couch. The hesitant “tick…tick” of the clock is heard overhead as time seems to suddenly stop. The sandpaper, “thrush” of my jittery fingers drag the volume up on the TV; “nick, nick” the volume rises. All of these exonerated, over-the-top emotions are courtesy of the brilliant and nail-biting CBS television show Harper’S Island.
The series, being dealt the DVD edition treatment this week from CBS DVD, is a series I originally looked over this past spring season. The show, created by Ari Schlossberg, who penned the 2005 horror/thriller Hide And Seek, and from Executive Producer Jon Turteltaub, who helmed the other CBS hit Jericho, take us on a wild gut-wrenching thriller ride. Excellently these two masterminds have brought us a series that is unique and original, something that horror and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Smith)
Debbie Rochon, often described as a scream queen herself, wrote in an article originally published in Gc Magazine that "a true Scream Queen isn't The Perfect Woman. She's sexy, seductive, but most importantly 'attainable' to the average guy. Or so it would seem." Nastassja Kinski Films: To the Devil a Daughter (1976)  Cat People (1982)  The Day the World Ended (2001)  Inland Empire (2006)  Kinski will always be remembered for the iconic photograph shot by Richard Avedon (with a snake coiled around her body) and her role in Paul Schrader's (not so good) remake of Cat People. Needless to say, it was a hit at the box office and Kinski deservingly received a Saturn Award for Best Actress. Caroline Munro Films: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)  Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)  Dracula A.D. 1972  Maniac (1980)  Faceless (1987)  Demons 6 (1989)  Caroline Munro seduced audiences in her Hammer roles in films like Dracula A.D. 1972, but for gore hounds, »
If there is one roving menace that still haunts the world in which we live, it is the threat of possible attack from Michael Myers. There came a time when we at least knew what and when to expect such an event, bracing ourselves each All Hallow's Eve for what seemed like an indestructible killing machine. Oftentimes we'd watch helpless as our babysitter, our teenaged sons, our fornicating friends were all shuffled off this mortal coil by the Shatner-faced villain and yet sometimes we felt the bravery to fight back. Now, we can't even be sure when he'll attack since he's sneaking up on us at the end of August instead of waiting until the end of October. He's getting sneakier, and that means we have to become even smarter. So, if you want to avoid being stabbed to death, electrocuted violently or thrown out of a window, take heed and follow these 9 Ways to Survive a »
- FSR Staff
The episodes will begin running exclusively on FearNet.com beginning Sept. 2 and shortly thereafter on FearNet OnDemand.
The episodes will become available for viewing Sept. 7, with exclusive online and on-demand content raging from director intros and behind-the-scenes featurettes to shot-by-shot analyses of key scenes by the series' directors.
The five episodes are:
On Halloween, two high school girls use a spirit box to do a seance, and find themselves in contact with a classmate who recently committed suicide. However, the information she gives them leads them to believe that the girl may have been murdered.
- By Nellie Andreeva
Here’s brand new TV spots from the upcoming horror film “Halloween 2″ aka “H2: Halloween 2” by director Rob Zombie and starring Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif (The Kentucky Fried Horror Show), Sheri Moon Zombie (Tyrannosaurus Rex), Danielle Harris (Left for Dead), Scout Taylor-Compton and Tyler Mane (Halloween).
In the film, Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business. Myers will stop at nothing to bring closure to the secrets of his twisted past. But the town’s got an unlikely new hero, if they can only stay alive long enough to stop the unstoppable.
- Allan Ford
"Fear Itself" should be pretty fresh in your minds considering it's hitting DVD soon with some very bitchin' artwork. The short-lived show was like the unofficial third season of "Masters of Horror". For various reasons it was pulled before it could run its final five episodes. FEARnet is out to fix all that.
Starting on September 2nd the final five will begin being aired. Below you'll find a synopsis of each episode and when you can tune in to see them.
"Something With Bite," directed by Ernest Dickerson (NBC’s "Heroes"), is a reinvention of the classic werewolf story from writer Max Landis ("Masters of Horror"), the son of John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London"). When a veterinarian (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire”) is bitten by a large, strange animal brought into his clinic, he begins to see the world and his stale life differently. Paula Jai Parker (“Side Order of Life, »
- Uncle Creepy
Few films garner a strong enough impact to merit a “classic” label. Even fewer obtain followings large enough to warrant the making of nine sequels. John Carpenter is one of the very few in this business who can lay claim to both accomplishments. Though Halloween began as a small independent feature, it’s now grown into an undeniably successful franchise, and with the release of Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 reboot just around the corner, it doesn’t appear Halloween’s momentum is anywhere near slowing.
The Beginning (1978)
In 1978 John Carpenter and Debra Hill poured the artistic cement that would act as a foundation for what would ultimately become labeled horrors slasher sub-genre (there were a few excellent slasher films preceding Carpenter‘s work, but all failed to grab the attention that Halloween captured), a now pivotal piece of the cinematic related horror puzzle. Halloween, was a low budget (the entire »
- email@example.com (Matt Molgaard)
Fear Itself, the unofficial 3rd season of Masters Of Horror is finally coming to DVD on September 15th courtesy of Lionsgate. And with the boxed sets release, we'll finally get to see 5 episodes that were never aired during the show's initial run on NBC. Well, we just got the exclusive word that you'll get a chance to see those 5 episodes even earlier now.
FearNET will be debuting all 5 unreleased Fear Itself episodes starting September 2nd and leading up to leading up to the release of the DVD set. Below we've got the complete schedule for FearNET's broadcast of those episodes. Check it out!
From Showtime’s Masters of Horror producers Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris comes a horror anthology series like no other. Fear Itself is a provocative series set to push the boundaries of this classic genre through a host of award-winning, provocative talent, both in front of and behind the camera. »
Remember "Fear Itself"? It was sort of like "Masters of Horror" but not really very entertaining. In any event the short-lived show will make its home video debut from Lionsgate in September and at the very least the box is amazing!
From the Press Release
Today's most talented horror directors and writers including John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IV), Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) and Rupert Wainwright (The Fog) have teamed up to create a unique television experience that leaves viewers with nothing to fear but Fear Itself. Fear Itself on DVD features 13 episodes, including four director's cut and five unaired episodes, from the chilling series that aired on NBC during the summer of 2008. The episodes - "Eater," "The Sacrifice," "Community," "In Sickness & In Health," "Spooked," "The Family Man," "New Year's Day, »
- Uncle Creepy
Lionsgate has announced that Fear Itself: The Complete First Season will finally be released on DVD on September 15th. I say finally because only 8 of the 13 episodes aired on NBC during the show's initial run. The boxed set will feature all 13 episodes (4 of which are "director's cuts") spread out through 4 discs. Each episode will sport a bonus featurette titled "Recipe Of Fear" with cast & crew interviews. Box art, as well as the complete press release is below:
Today's most talented horror directors and writers including John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw IV), Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) and Rupert Wainwright (The Fog) have teamed up to create a unique television experience that leaves viewers with nothing to fear but Fear Itself. Fear Itself on DVD features 13 episodes, including four director's cut and five unaired episodes, »
In his first piece for Fangoria.com, our new contributor "The Horror Professor" takes a look back at the original Halloween II.
With yet another potentially (and likely) unsatisfying Rob Zombie film on the horizon, I thought this might be a good time to reminisce for a few paragraphs about one of my favorite films.
Obviously tastes vary and certainly opinions are plentiful, but I take a stance that, as far as I know, few people take. I like Halloween II as much as I like John Carpenter’s original masterpiece (and on any given day, maybe even more). Now that does not necessarily mean I think it is as good or better, but I do happen to like it at least as much.
If you haven’t seen the film yet and don’t want things “ruined”, please be advised that what I am writing below contains Spoilers. For »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (The Horror Professor)
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