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This week, the latest chapter of American Horror Story unleashed a new monster upon pop culture: Twisty the Clown. Check out the final moments of the American Horror Story: Freakshow trailer and get a clear idea about what kind of nightmare series creator Ryan Murphy cooked up. Murphy already dubbed Twisty "the most terrifying clown ever." The fact that he's played by actor John Carroll Lynch spoke volumes - Lynch played the title killer in Zodiac and Mimi's husband on The Drew Carey Show, which combine to make great training for a homicidal clown. But Twisty nonetheless has »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Z Nation, Season 1, Episode 4, “Full Metal Zombie”
Written by Eric Bernt
Directed by Michael Robinson
Airs Fridays at 10pm Est on Syfy
The appeal of Z Nation undoubtedly lies in how incredibly action packed it is. With plenty of zombie skull smashing and some very fast paced episodes, it can be a welcome retreat for a tired mind at the end of a long work week. Although this makes for a fun series, the profound lack of depth in the plot may disengage viewers and prove troublesome in future episodes. At this point in the season, there is minimal promise that some sort of satisfying plot twist or big reveal is to come in the next few episodes. The main characters are burning through foe after foe in the span of each forty minute installment, with nothing particularly set in motion to imply an upcoming substantial obstacle. Instead, Z Nation »
- Richelle Charkot
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
The best that I can tell, nostalgia runs on a thirty year cycle. I can speculate that what everybody watches as children, shapes them into adults with a deep seated desire to emulate it or watch it being emulated. A select few make it to a position where they can actually interject that nostalgia into the contemporary mainstream, and satisfy both the fans of the original material, but also put such a spit shine on the old premise that even the youngsters dig it, and have no idea that it’s based on something way older than they are. In the 1980’s we »
Oh, mid-September. The Halloween décor is creeping up on us, the candy corn is flowing like cheap vodka at a bachelorette party, and the biggest decision in your life is what costume to wear. True, the temperatures (if you are living in certain parts of California) are in the hundreds, and not very Halloween or fall-like whatsoever, but we’re currently less than a week away from the fall season, and that favorite time of year is in our hearts. So,..that means it is time to kick off the season with some classic films that are guaranteed to give us horror fans the excitement we need to speed up the coming of October. I thought I’d kick things off with my 5 Films To Get You Stoked For Halloween!!!
There are quite a few reasons why Creepshow is an excellent choice to get you stoked for Halloween. »
Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick's new short film, which he both wrote and directed, Good Samaritan, will be playing as part of this year's Screamfest L.A. film festival; and right now we have a couple of new stills for you! Dig 'em!
The film stars Toby Hemingway (pictured; Black Swan, The Covenant) and Rainn Wilson ("The Office," Super, House of 1000 Corpses). Based on the Hit List winning feature, Good Samaritan tells of Nathan Rome (Hemingway), an agoraphobic who videotaped a man get fatally beaten while numerous bystanders watched and didn't intervene.
The short opens with Nathan being interviewed by George Reed (Wilson), a conservative talk show host who blasts Nathan for his inaction. George points out that two of the other witnesses have died mysteriously and cryptically ponders if Nathan might be next. Nathan is convinced the other deaths were accidents. But after George shreds his morality on national TV, »
- Steve Barton
In most horror films, a pretty good amount of characters suffer an inevitable demise due to the actions, or really bad luck of a single character. You know, the character you find yourself secretly wanting to slap, thanks to their continual bad decisions, ones that end up ruining the life of those who are “lucky” enough to be associated with them. As much as we feel like reaching into the screen, and punching them…if it were not for those frustrating characters, there would be no lives to put in danger, and in turn, no film. So let’s give a little love to Five Characters In Horror Who Ruined Everything!!!
5.) Seth and Richie- From Dusk Till Dawn
Of course there could not be a list about characters ruining everything without including the Gecko brothers. They brothers in crime were pretty much the biggest dicks to ever ruin everything. Sure, »
After a couple of months of mystery following the unveiling of a teaser poster featuring nothing but a gruesome clown face, Rob Zombie has finally revealed what 31 is all about. His next film, contrary to previously stated intent, will be another horror movie after all: some "hardcore business for bloodthirsty gorehounds".The one-sheet had fans speculating that the film could be anything from a return for Sid Haig's House Of 1000 Corpses / Devil's Rejects mainstay Captain Spaulding; a biopic of serial killer John Wayne Gacy; or another instalment in the Halloween franchise to which Zombie contributed the 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel. 31 is none of the above, but the latter is closest to the truth, since the number does refer to the final date on October's calendar.Rather than involving Michael Myers, however, the standalone story stems from the rocker-turned-director's interest in the (supposed) fact that more people go missing »
Heavy metal artist turned filmmaker Rob Zombie, director of horror classics House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween and more is back with his new film 31, and this time he’s crowd sourcing on Fanbacked.com. Zombie says that his new film was inspired by his love of Halloween and that he learned that more people go missing on the holiday than any other day of the year. Zombie’s films have pushed boundaries, featuring a constant barrage of ugly imagery and grisly violence pulled straight from 70s grindhouse cinema, but it sounds like 31 might just be his most hardcore film yet. In the video where Zombie describes his intentions with the film, he says that 31 is more similar to The Devil’s Rejects than any of his other films and that he’ll take the vibe of that film to the “next level”.
From Rob Zombie on »
- Max Molinaro
The twisted worlds of The Lords of Salem, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, and House of 1000 Corpses are coming to the Midwest to celebrate the Halloween season. We recently announced that Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare would be haunting Phoenix, Arizona, with plans for Rob Zombie to perform on opening night, and now it’s been revealed that the horror event will also take place in Chicago.
Set to take place on select days in the Chicago area between September 26th – November 1st, this expansion of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include attractions based on the three aforementioned Rob Zombie films, and will also feature a one-night concert performance by Zombie. Read on for all the details:
“Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced a second engagement for 2014. The ultimate Halloween horror event will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November »
- Derek Anderson
Back in May, Rob Zombie announced his next horror project will be 31 with a teaser that touts his past achievements in the genre like House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, the Halloween reboot, and The Lords of Salem. At the time, he offered no plot details, only to say it would be 'nasty and disgusting'. He hinted that it was not a Captain Spalding sequel or prequel, though a teaser trailer reveals a clown mask and horrifying laughter, recalling the auteur's most iconic slasher. Now, Rob Zombie has shared a production drawing that features men in skeleton costumes hanging out next too an ominous looking van.
Check out the concept art from Alex Horley, which the director/musician/artist posted on his personal Facebook page, along with the 31 teaser trailer released back in May.
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Heavy metal legend turned horror movie director Rob Zombie (I always resist the urge to call him Robert Zombie) has been talking about his new film 31, which is set to shoot later in the year. Recently-released teaser images showed a messed-up clown face, not dissimilar to the look of Michael Myers. Zombie rebooted John Carpenter’s Myers character for two HALLOWEENs, but this trail appears to have gone cold, with the hellish helmer revealing his offering will be an original project set on October 31st but bearing no other connection.
Another talking point has been the resemblance of the clown to Captain Spaulding from Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’S Rejects, which he addressed by saying:
There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding… And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either; maybe »
- Steve Palace
A clown mask on Halloween night is nothing unusual, but with Rob Zombie set to helm a project that includes both, anything could happen. Zombie recently revealed his next movie, titled 31, in a teaser video. Details on the film have been kept quiet since the video’s debut, but in a new interview Zombie shed some light on the mysterious 31.
On the verge of a European tour with his band, Rob Zombie spoke with Radio Metal about 31. He talked about why this movie took preference over his hockey movie and addressed rumors about 31 being a House of 1000 Corpses prequel:
On the title of 31 and whether it’s a prequel:
“31, yeah, because it takes place on October 31st.
No, it’s totally different. All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. »
- Derek Anderson
A brutal assault on the senses is what's promised from the upcoming short film Lamb Feed, which sounds pretty damn good to us right about now. Read on for all the details and to gaze those peepers on some gruesome promo art!
From the Press Release
The creative mind that brought you the 2013 film festival hit Night of the Sea Monkey: A Disturbing Tale is at it again. Writer/director Michael S. Rodriguez is cooking up something special for the hardcore horror fans this year with Lamb Feed.
The film follows over-confident businessman Mitchell Barnes (Luke Church) as he seeks assistance after a blowout in a quaint sleepy town. Instead of help from the townspeople, he gets an invite to the darkest corner of his own fears... an invite to their annual Lamb Feed.
Promising to be a total assault on the senses, Lamb Feed also boasts a wonderfully diverse »
- John Squires
Following a successful first year as a standalone haunted attraction in 2013, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is back! This time, the horror event will be taking place in Phoenix, Arizona and we have all the details, including plans for Rob Zombie to perform on opening night:
“After a successful inaugural opening year in 2013, for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare attraction, he is doing it all over again, this time in Phoenix, Az from September 19 to November 1st. Bringing the nightmare to more audiences across the USA, the main attraction being in Arizona, while on select nights, the WestWorld of Scottsdale will play host.
“The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year,” said Zombie. “My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year.”
The three haunted house experiences for this year will include, »
- Jonathan James
This year Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is back for its second season, and the event looks to be bigger, better, and more badass than ever. Read on for all the details, which are sure to give a serious pants bulge to all fans of Zombie's films!
From the Press Release
After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the United States, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween horror event--returns for its second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro region for select nights from September 19-November 1.
The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie himself.
"The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year, »
- John Squires
Aside from The Return of… or The Revenge of…, there may be no more beloved horror titles than those involving The House…. There is something very mysterious and foreboding about a mysterious house containing all kinds of unknown horrors.
Shout Factory has released a new entry on the list with House in the Alley arising today, May 27th. The obscure Vietnamese horror pic is sure to pique the interest of fans and follow in the footsteps of some of the freaky House-themed films of the past…which leads us to our newest Top List: Horror's 7 Most Haunting Houses.
Make no mistake; we aren't necessarily talking about 'haunted houses' here, but 'haunting houses,' meaning movies with House in the title that did a wonderful job of scaring the hell out of us. We'll begin with some honorable mentions to get the ball rolling.
The video game-inspired House of the Dead »
- Scott Hallam
The recent trend in television of adapting films to series has teetered from carefully and creatively executed, such as FX’s Fargo, to lacklustre with poor ratings to show for it, such as the NBC miniseries Rosemary’s Baby. Although this movement has its inherent challenges to overcome, such as the view that creating a series from a film is an infringement on an original fan base, it has spawned several innovative and well done series that wouldn’t have existed if not for their film predecessors. The following are some films that I believe could make interesting television shows if handled correctly. They’re divided into three categories: “world expansion” (taking an original plot and adding scenes, such as El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn), “no original characters” (such as FX’s Fargo, which instead samples the general tone), and “prequel” (such as A&E’s Bates Motel »
- Richelle Charkot
One of horror’s most well-known directors (or at least, one with an undeniably awesome, genre-appropriate name), Rob Zombie has been laying low since 2012′s The Lords of Salem, a disappointing flick mostly devoid of the scares it promised. However, Zombie has made his love of the genre no secret, so the less-than-warm reception for that film was never likely to keep him away from horror for long. Now, an intriguing tease for what could be the director’s next big-screen project has popped up online.
On the director’s official website, Junior Manager Sarah Martin McIvor recently uploaded a trailer for a film called 31, which you can check out below. Unfortunately, there’s nothing by way of actual footage. Instead, the video looks back on Zombie’s previous directorial gigs, which include House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Halloween, Halloween II and The Lords of Salem. »
- Isaac Feldberg
What is the most important holiday? Christmas? Halloween? If you know what's good for you, you'll say Mother's Day; and this year Ms. Vampy and Dr. Gash have teamed up to bring you some pointers to help make the most of it!
Take these tips and use them as best you can... and Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!
Ms. Vampy says: Put the Past in the Past-Sure, we are all a little effed up from our childhood, aren’t we? :) So, on Mother’s Day choose to live in the present and let go of the mistakes your mother or your sister made when you were growing up! Rather than allowing yourself to feel like that 12-year-old kid again, be an adult and come from a place of Love!
Dr. Gash says: Of course, it's always best to put negative things in the past and move forward, »
- Scott Hallam
We can choose who we become friends with, who we spend our lives with, and depending on how much money we spend, who will give us a lap dance at our local strip club. The only people in our lives who we don’t get to choose, of course, are bound to us by flesh and blood. In less intense sounding words, our relatives. Most of us have dysfunctional families, and most of us are just related to weird ass people. Lucky for us though, there are films that have families that put our dysfunction to shame. Are they here to entertain us?, Or are they here to make us feel better about the people who gave us life and raised us? Whatever the reason might be, if you’re like me, then you love to see crazy ass families, so alas, here are Five Horror Families From Hell!!!!!
I will admit, »
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