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Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Theaters for Halloween with Original Ending

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Little Shop of Horrors Returns to Theaters for Halloween with Original Ending
He's just a mean green mutha from outer space and he's Back! Audrey II is rampaging back to movie theaters around the country just in time for Halloween. Director Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors, with a screenplay and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, returns to theaters across the country with its original ending intact for a two-day special cinema event from Fathom Events on Sunday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 31.

Plus, an all-new interview with Frank Oz will play before each screening, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day. Tickets are available Now at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. So, lift up your head, wash off your mascara, because fans of musicals, horror, comedy, Broadway, visual effects and puppetry (so, pretty much everyone!) won't want to miss this: It's the first time the original ending to Little Shop of Horrors
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V/H/S/ Segment Amateur Night Gets Feature Treatment With Siren; Release planned for December!!

When 2012’s V/H/S hit the horror scene, it was a new, exciting and refreshing approach to the whole found-footage type of genre fare. One of my favorite segments from that film was David Bruckner’s Amateur Night, which saw a group of guys unfortunately coming across a creepy woman who ended up being a succubus. It was a hit with horror fans and well, now it seems that Amateur Night has made its way into a full fledged feature, Siren. Featuring a new story, a pretty impressive cast and a new director, we’ve got the details for the upcoming film below!

Siren is a horror-thriller about Jonah, an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize.
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Horror Highlights: As They Continue To Fall Poster, Siren and Satanic Release Details

  • DailyDead
In today’s Horror Highlights, we have a poster for Nikhil Bhagat’s As They Continue to Fall, a new short film written by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister) that premieres this fall. We also have Blu-ray / DVD release details for Siren and Satanic.

Poster and Details for As They Continue to Fall: As They Continue to Fall was directed by Nikhil Bhagat from a screenplay by C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange, Sinister). The atmospheric and intriguing short film will be released this fall, and we’ll be sure to share it with Daily Dead readers.

“From a writer of Marvel’s Doctor Strange comes a film about an aging drifter that hunts fallen angels in a city collapsing into ruins.”

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Siren Screenings and Release Details: “Chiller Films will be releasing Siren in theaters on December 2nd, 2016 and on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD December 6th.

The film stars Chase Williamson (The Guest,
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Siren to release in December

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Chiller Films will be releasing the horror-thriller Siren in theaters on December 2, 2016 and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD December 6th.

The film stars Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Hayes Mercure (Mascots), Randy McDowell (Elvis), Hannah Fierman (V/H/S) and directed by Gregg Bishop (V/H/S Viral).

Check out the full details and synopsis below.

From The Press Release

Siren will be screening at the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago this weekend on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Muvico Rosemont and then at Frightfest in London on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Screen Two.

Title: Siren

In Theaters: December 2, 2016

Director: Gregg Bishop

Writer: Based on a short by David Bruckner. Written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski

Cast: Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Michael Aaron Milligan,
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Antonia Bird obituary

Stage, TV and film director motivated by a desire to tell relevant and provocative stories

As the director Antonia Bird, who has died aged 62 from anaplastic thyroid cancer, moved from the stage into television and film, she retained the ideals that had come out of the political radicalisation of theatre during the 1970s. Though she was at home in other genres, as with the horror-movie satire Ravenous (1999), her main aim was to use whatever medium she was working in, however commercial or mainstream, to tell important stories, highlight issues and champion causes.

In 1985 the producers of the groundbreaking BBC TV soap EastEnders recruited Antonia to direct 17 early episodes, including the renowned two-hander focusing on the disintegrating marriage of Den and Angie Watts (Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson). She was the initial director on the BBC's drama Casualty (1986-87), responsible for casting and keen to ensure that the writers used this
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1990

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Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 19 Sep 2013 - 07:20

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or
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The 20 underrated films of 1990

  • Den of Geek
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie

From dramas to action and everything in between, here's our pick of 20 underrated films from 1990...

Think back to the big films of 1990, and you'll probably immediately come up with things like Ghost, the year's top-grossing film, or maybe Home Alone, which made a star out of the young Macaulay Culkin.

If you're into sci-fi or action, you might pluck Total Recall, Back To The Future Part III or even Die Hard 2 out of your memory banks. But what about all those movies that didn't make it into the year's top 10 ranking films? As ever, there's a huge number of duds and forgettable flops, but there were plenty of films that were wrongly overlooked, too.

That's where this list comes in, which aims to shed a bit of light on 20 films that were either unfairly overlooked by audiences at the time, or have faded rapidly from general discussions about cinema.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Phil Davis: the unsung hero of British character acting

Triple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis has cited the vanity-free actor Phil Davis as a key inspiration, alongside Brando and Streep. Is it time the star of Quadrophenia and Whitechapel was recognised as a British acting great?

Phil Davis calls himself "the nose-and-teeth man". He says he sometimes looks in the mirror and thinks: "Look at that tired old boat race." And it's true that, with his pink skin, squinting eyes and shock of vanilla hair, there is something of the naked mole rat about him.

But this week the largely unsung hero of British screen acting was cited by Daniel Day-Lewis as one of the biggest influences on his career. In an article for Port magazine, Day-Lewis ranked Davis alongside Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Marlon Brando: the actor's 1977 turn in Gotcha, he wrote, had made a "deep impression". Day-Lewis has won three Oscars (Lincoln, There Will Be Blood,
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Cine-files: Curzon Mayfair, London

Each week we ask a reader to tell us about where they go to watch films. Today, a cinema in the heart of London's Mayfair

Location

In the heart of Mayfair, very close to Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby, making the Curzon Mayfair a good destination for film plus dinner. Cuisines on offer include French, Lebanese, Indian, Spanish and Turkish.

Building

The cinema opened in 1934. It has two screens and a total capacity of 420. Screen One is graced by two royal boxes. The Grade II-listed, seven–storey building is modern but not especially inviting from the outside. It's much more welcoming once you get inside the door, though: you find a bar on your left with comfortable leather sofas, coffee tables and candles. Soft lighting, carpeting and neutral colours make for a cosy and attractive atmosphere. There's free wi-fi in the bar,
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Gabriel Byrne returns to UK television in Channel 4's Coup

Usual Suspects star will play reluctant hero Tom Dawkins in four-part thriller based on the novel A Very British Coup

The Usual Suspects and In Treatment star Gabriel Byrne is making a return to UK television to take the lead role in Channel 4's conspiracy drama Coup.

In what is understood to be his first UK TV role in almost 20 years, Byrne will play reluctant hero Tom Dawkins.

In the four-part thriller, which is based on the novel A Very British Coup by former Labour MP Chris Mullin, politician Dawkins takes on the might of the establishment in a bid to uncover the truth behind an industrial accident in Teeside.

Byrne's casting is something of a coup itself for Channel 4, because although the Irish actor appeared in some UK television productions in the 1980s and early 1990s, he has since mostly worked on films in the Us.

It
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Anna Massey Dead at 73: Worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto Preminger

Anna Massey, a Tony nominee who played supporting roles in more than 40 movies, died of cancer on Sunday, July 3, in London. Massey was 73. The daughter of Academy Award nominee Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois) and sister of another Oscar nominee, Daniel Massey (Star!), Anna Massey began her acting career in the late '50s. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in The Reluctant Debutante (1958), which was made into a movie that same year. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the movie version starred Sandra Dee as an Americanized version of the role Massey had originated in the West End and on Broadway. Massey's first film appearance also took place in 1958, in John Ford's crime drama Gideon's Day, starring Jack Hawkins. Other notable film roles, invariably supporting bigger names, include those in Michael Powell's controversial Peeping Tom (photo, 1960), with Karl Böhm as a fetishistic serial killer; Otto Preminger
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Charlie Brooker: Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The games industry doesn't. Guess who's winning?

La Noire and Portal 2 are video games that challenge the mind instead of the thumbs

Do you remember the days when you used to be able to head out to the cinema safe in the knowledge that even if the film you wanted to see had sold out, there'd be something else worth watching? I'm talking about 10,000 years ago, obviously, because here's what's on at your local multiplex.

Screen one: a 3D CGI cartoon about a wisecracking badger with attitude you'd quite happily reverse a six-tonne tractor over. Screen two: a 3D superhero theme park ride that thinks it's King Lear. Screen three: a rom-com so formulaic you suspect it was created from a template on Moonpig.com. Screen four: The Very Hungry Caterpillar 3D. Screen five: all of the above, randomly intercut with one another because no one's paying attention anyway. Screen six: a lightshow for cattle.
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Alfred Molina interview: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Boogie Nights, Prince Of Persia and more

In the run-up to the release of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, we met with actor Alfred Molina to discuss acting, Jerry Bruckheimer and Boogie Nights…

It's been a busy summer for Alfred Molina. After a scene-stealing comedic turn in Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time, he's back on blockbuster duty opposite Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Den Of Geek spent ten, stretched to a cheeky twelve, minutes in his company to talk playing bad, less is more, Boogie Nights, and Engelbert Humperdink.

This is your second Jerry Bruckheimer film in very quick succession ...

Yes, almost one after the other.

So, you filmed this straight after Prince Of Persia?

Almost. We were towards the end of Prince Of Persia and just moved from Morocco back to London to the sound stage at Pinewood. And Jerry and the Disney producers were already making plans for The Sorcerer's Apprentice and one of them said to me,
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