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Geek Deal: Up To 60% Off Blu-Ray Movies

26 December 2009 10:53 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Amazon is having a sale on select Blu-Ray movies, offering over 100 titles for up to 60% off retail price. Here are a few of the titles on sale: $59.99 Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection (The Motion Picture / The Wrath of Khan / The Search for Spock / The Voyage Home / The Final Frontier / The Captains Summit Bonus Disc $9.99: Terminator 3, Wedding Crashers, A Clockwork Orange, Constantine, American History X, The Perfect Storm, Wedding Singer, The Wild Bunch, Being There, Swordfish, A Time To Kill, The Pelican Brief, Under Siege 2, Risky Business, Freddy vs. Jason, In The Valley of Elah, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Final Destination $8.00 - $9.49: Phantom of the Opera, Interview with a Vampire, Blazing Saddles, Bullitt, Under Siege, Beerfest, Omega Man, And many others! »

- Peter Sciretta

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question of the day: Is ‘It’s Complicated’’s R rating unfair?

25 December 2009 7:24 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Time to complain again about how ridiculously out of whack the MPAA is. And it’s The New York Times highlighting it: The romantic comedy “It’s Complicated” arrived at the multiplex on Friday complete with an R rating, ranking it in the same category as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Basic Instinct” in the eyes of the Motion Picture Association of America. But there is no violence in “It’s Complicated,” and the bedroom scenes are decidedly tame by contemporary standards. Instead, the R rating — which experts say could limit the box-office potential of the Universal Pictures film — comes largely from a sequence in which Steve Martin and Meryl Streep smoke marijuana. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New Film Ignites Debate on Ratings Policy

24 December 2009 1:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By the New York Times

The romantic comedy “It’s Complicated” arrived at the multiplex on Friday complete with an R rating, ranking it in the same category as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Basic Instinct” in the eyes of the MPAA. But there is no violence in “It’s Complicated,”and the bedroom scenes are decidedly tame by contemporary standards. Instead, the R rating — which experts say could limit the box-office potential of the Universal Pictures film — comes from a scene in which Steve Martin and Meryl Streep share a joint. Read »

- Lew Harris

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Final Poster For The Crazies

21 December 2009 10:24 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Crazies is a remake of the 1973 George Romero film about a town that of course, gets a little wacky because of a zombie-like virus.The final poster has just debuted for the film. Click Here if you want to see the trailer. Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, »

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Final Poster for The Crazies arrives...

21 December 2009 10:03 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Overture Films just sent over the final poster and an updated synopsis for The Crazies (read the Fangoria advance review here), which opens February 26th in theatres everywhere. Check out the new materials below, and be sure to visit Fangoria.com tomorrow for an exclusive sneak-preview of our Crazies coverage from Fangoria #290 (available January 19th)!

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t.  Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.  In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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Saturday Nightmares: To All a Goodnight (1980)

19 December 2009 10:28 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Introduction:

Is there a better time to watch horror movies than on Saturday night? Be it alone or with friends, with beer or without, there’s just something about letting the stresses of the week slip away in the presence of a deranged killer, a zombie apocalypse, alien invaders, hungry vampires, werewolf orgies (if you haven’t seen Howling II, shame on you!) or any such combination.

As a kid, there was nothing more exciting than staying up late on Saturday night and prowling the channels for late-night horror programming. Being exposed to things like Day of the Dead, The Howling, Race with the Devil and Black Christmas before the age of ten certainly helped contribute to my demented modern day state of mind. Before my parents even knew what was happening, I was disavowing any and all interest in spots, cub scouts and anything else kids do, in favor »

- Masked Slasher

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Fearnet Announces New Web Series Zombie Roadkill

15 December 2009 12:39 AM, PST | HugAZombie | See recent HugAZombie news »

Fearnet.com is partnering with Ghost House Pictures to create a new, original webseries titled Zombie Roadkill. You guessed it, it's a comedy! It'd better be, considering the plot from Fearnet's press release:

Academy-Award nominated actor Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways, Wings) co-stars as a tough as nails Park Ranger who teams with an unsuspecting teenager, played by David Dorfman (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ring films), to escape a cursed stretch of highway that resurrects roadkill in the form flesh eating zombie animals.  This new breed of terror is not just playing dead.

Zombie Roadkill centers around a group of college kids as they are driving on an unfamiliar road. Everything seems fit for a road trip to the lake but, when the group accidentally runs over an unsuspecting squirrel, they quickly realize there will be a price to pay. The cursed road brings the zombie squirrel back »

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New Crazies Stills to Color Your World Violently

14 December 2009 5:10 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In preparation for the upcoming release of the latest Romero flick getting the remake treatment, Breck Eisner's The Crazies, two new stills showed up online today in all manner of eye-popping color.

Check them out below (click to make them larger) along with the recently released trailer #2. The Crazies is coming to theatres on February 26, 2010.

Synopsis

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, »

- Uncle Creepy

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FEARnet Goes to Church for Zombie Roadkill

14 December 2009 1:05 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The next new morsel of FEARnet original programming has been announced, and this time the living dead will be on tap for a little mayhem and carnage.

Ghost House Pictures and FEARnet have joined together to bring fans Zombie Roadkill, which stars Thomas Haden Church (Spider-man 3, Sideways) and David Dorfman (The Ring, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

From the Site:

"Academy-Award nominated actor Thomas Haden Church co-stars as a tough as nails Park Ranger who teams with an unsuspecting teenager, played by David Dorfman, to escape a cursed stretch of highway that resurrects roadkill in the form flesh-eating zombie animals. This new breed of terror is not just playing dead.

Zombie Roadkill centers around a group of college kids as they are driving on an unfamiliar road. Everything seems fit for a road trip to the lake, but when the group accidentally runs over an unsuspecting squirrel, they quickly realize »

- Uncle Creepy

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Second “The Crazies” Trailer

12 December 2009 1:46 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Yahoo Movies has debuted the second trailer for “The Crazies.”

The Crazies | Radha Mitchel

The drama horror, a remake of George A. Romero’s 1973 cult classic, is directed by Breck Eisner (”Sahara”) from the script written by Scott Kosar (”The Amityville Horror,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) and Ray Wright (”Pulse,” “Case 39″).

“The Crazies” stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker and Joe Anderson.

David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. »

- Fiona

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New Trailer: The Crazies

12 December 2009 1:08 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new look at the latest Romero flick getting the remake treatment has slipped online just in time for the weekend. Looking for a getaway from all the crazies out shopping for Christmas? Then watch this. It's much safer and far less annoying.

Breck Eisner's remake of The Crazies is coming to theatres on February 26, 2010. Let us know what you think below.

Synopsis

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy ... until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Review of The Life And Death Of A Porno Gang

8 December 2009 4:51 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Year: 2009

Directors: Mladen Djordjevic

Writers: Mladen Djordjevic

IMDb: link

Trailer: link (Nsfw)

Review by: Dejan Ognjanovic

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

[Editor's note: Reposted from Dejan's blog The Temple of Ghoul]

Here is a film from Serbia which succeeds to be shocking and original: Zivot i smrt porno bande (The Life and Death of a Porn Gang, 2009), a debut feature by Mladen Djordjevic. He became known among horror fans with his short films Zivi mrtvaci (The Living Dead, 2000) and Glad (Hunger, 2002) and he earned a wider acclaim with his feature-length documentary about Serbian porn industry, Made in Serbia (2005). These concerns logically continue with his …Porn Gang.

The film deals with an aspiring filmmaker, Marko, who is unable to pursue a career in horror films. He ventures into the porn industry, but his unorthodox style fails to impress producers. Frustrated, he assembles a crew of junkies, homosexuals and transvestites and starts a traveling live porn show. It draws attention of the suspicious police, »

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International Trailer: The Crazies

7 December 2009 8:04 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The list of films that I want to see next year is ever growing and today I’m reminded about The Crazies which is scheduled for release 26th February 2010.

Crazies stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson and is directed by Breck Eisner. Check out the new international trailer below.

In a terrifying tale of the American Dream gone wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown. A reinvention of the George A. Romero classic, The Crazies is directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara) and is based on a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff in a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his house after locking »

- David Sztypuljak

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‘The Birds’ Remake Gets A New Director?

3 December 2009 8:49 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The last time we reported on the completely unnecessary remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Birds, it looked to be dead on the ground, at least for the time being. Sadly, however, it appears the remake is still on its way, and it may have found a new director.

Casino Royale director, Martin Campbell, had been attached up until this point to direct The Birds. However, a little project called Green Lantern came along, and evidently The Birds got brushed to the side and almost forgot about. According to Pajiba, their inside source in The Hollywood Cog says that Campbell is no longer helming the $60 million project, which is set up at Michael Bay’s horror remake-prone production company, Platinum Dunes (the studio responsible for the remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, amongst others).

 

However, a project »

- Ross Miller

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The Crazies Go Viral

1 December 2009 12:14 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Viral marketing when done right can feel like an extra added layer of goodness on top of a project we're all excited about. When done poorly it feels like schills shoving crap down your throat that you have no interest in whatsoever. With the release of The Crazies remake rapidly approaching two new viral sites have been set up to lure the fans in.

Check out the newly launched sites for the official Save Ogden Marsh blog and Dakon/Pendrill Chemicals to get an idea of where Overture Films is heading with this baby!

Breck Eisner's remake of The Crazies is heading to theatres on February 26, 2010. Let us know what you think below.

Synopsis

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Hooper's Eggshells Screening in L.A.

29 November 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Before he set loose Leatherface on an unsuspecting America, Tobe Hooper directed Eggshells and the Steve Allen Theater Drive-In in Los Angeles (4773 Hollywood Blvd.) is giving you a chance to see this "lost" '68 film from the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre . Beginning December 4, the film - which screened to SXSW audiences in March - will get a midnight run at the Steve Allen (part of a limited theatrical run) before hitting DVD from Watchmaker Films. Due to weather concerns the screenings may move from the outdoor drive-in screening to the indoor theater (at the same venue) at the end of December. Eggshells is described as a trippy experience capturing "the Austin counter culture scene of the late sixties, new attitudes of sex, love, drugs and »

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Biel: 'Filming Texas Chainsaw was hard'

27 November 2009 7:51 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Biel has admitted that filming horror movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of her most difficult experiences. The actress starred in the 2003 remake of the iconic slasher, which revolved around a group of college students being killed in rural Texas. Speaking to The Independent, she said: "[It was] probably one of the hardest experiences for me, emotionally and creatively. "It was intense because I was at this high level of freak-out (more) »

- By Lara Martin

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The Yellow Rose of "Texas Chainsaw"

26 November 2009 1:10 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Although Jessica Biel is voicing a sweet, green alien girl in the upcoming animated film Planet 51 and was the cute daughter on the long-running family drama 7th Heaven, she was able to successfully overturn her wholesome girl-next-door image when she starred in Marcus Nispel's bloody reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. During press for Planet 51, Biel took a few moments to discuss her experience in 2003 slasher.

As Erin, the female lead, Biel looked great in a 1973 macrame halter top, screamed like a champ and successfully avoided mutilation and meathooks from a Mullet-headed Leatherface. The film was a hit, spawning a Biel-less prequel that bombed.

"Doing a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the complete opposite extreme for me--opposite of everything," she declares.

"Making Texas was probably one of the hardest experiences for me emotionally," Jessica Biel says thoughtfully. "Emotionally and creatively, it was really intense."

"(Being that »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Pat Jankiewicz)

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Fangoria Holiday Chopping List: Black Friday Edition

25 November 2009 8:35 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For over 30 Years, the famous Fangoria Chopping List has been your source for the latest and best releases in horror. Often imitated, never duplicated - the Chopping List has broken out the mistletoe and holly once more for another blood-soaked Holiday installment, including this Black Friday Special Edition!

Where can horror fiends find some great Holiday deals online? We've got the gory goods below!

Sideshow Collectibles

We always get excited when Sideshow rolls out new items, but we get even more excited when those items are on-sale! They're rolling out their annual Black & White Friday again this year, with special prices, product announcements, and much more.

With some of the most sought-after collectibles from A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Twilight Saga, The Dead, Alien, Predator, Hellboy, Species, Child's Play, and our favorite - The Universal Monsters - Sideshow Collectibles should be a definite stop for the horror collector in your dungeon. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Staff)

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New movie adaptation planned for barbarian warrior Kull

24 November 2009 3:43 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Paradox Entertainment says it is planning a new film based on the warrior hero Kull.

Paradox's CEO Fredrik Malmberg revealed plans for the reboot to French website Fantasy.fr.

Robert E Howard, who also created Conan, introduced Kull in a 1929 issue of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The character later appeared in comics by Marvel and more recently Dark Horse.

Born in Atlantis around 20,000Bc, Kull is exiled over a mercy killing and later vecomes a mercenary and eventually king of Valusia on the neighbouring continent of Thuria.

A film adaptation, Kull the Conqueror, was released in 1997, directed by John Nicolella and starring Kevin Sorbo in the title role. Other cast members included Tia Carrere, Harvey Fierstein and Primeval star Douglas Henshall.

The Universal movie, which was a box office dud, was in fact an adaptation of Howard's Conan novel The Hour of the Dragon, with the lead character »

- David Bentley

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