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Editorial: The Many Faces of Carrie

21 September 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Everyone, horror fan or not, knows who Stephen King is. Whether they read one of his books or watched one of the many film adaptations of his work, you will recognize one of his creations. Many children have a formed a fear of clowns after meeting Pennywise in It or are hesitant to stay at hotels after The Shining or 1408. A story many are familiar with is that of Carrie White, the girl with the religious fanatic for a mother who is taunted so much at school that it eventually leads to a blood bath of a prom. She kills her tormentors using her newly discovered telekinesis and ends up dying in the end alongside her mother. Her story was doomed from the start and, as tragic as it is, serves as a cautionary tale to those who might want to think twice before making fun of someone. King’s novel, »

- Jovy

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This Conjuring 2 Trailer Is Way Scarier in Reverse

7 September 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a year filled with great horror movies, Warner Bros.' summer sequel The Conjuring 2 is being hailed as one of the most terrifying. And its success at the box office was certainly helped along by a truly horrifying trailer that clutched at the heart and left its audience breathless. But watching the trailer backwards is proving to be even scarier.

Backmasking, which became quite popular in the 60s and 70s, is a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward. Backmasking is a deliberate process, whereas a message found through phonetic reversal may be unintentional. Here, director James Wan and his team went out of their way to include some quite terrifying elements that only work when you watch this footage in reverse. And its demonic presence is more horrifying than the most foredobing Black Metal band. »

- MovieWeb

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Giveaway – Win Unspoken on DVD

5 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Unspoken, now available on digital download and DVD, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs courtesy of Arrow Films!

A family move into a house where the previous occupants disappeared without a trace over a decade ago, in this relentlessly chilling fright flick from the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious.

Director Sheldon Wilson’s debut horror film, the cult hit Shallow Ground from 2004, was an extraordinary, groundbreaking genre movie. Achieving incredible results from a very low budget, it won the Best Feature prize at Edinburgh’s prestigious Dead By Dawn film festival and was described by Empire magazine as having “a grim wit, grisly edge, creepy score and a disconcerting denouement”.

With his latest terror outing, pairing with the producer of the Insidious and Paranormal Activity films, Wilson has done it again with this supremely scary haunted house flick, taking elements »

- Gary Collinson

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Netflix Comings and Goings: September 2016

26 August 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s nearly September, and that means there’s another round of movies and television coming and going on Netflix. Here’s your list of what’s heading to the streaming service in September and what’s about to go away, including a ton of highly anticipated Netflix originals. Titles in bold are my personal recommendations to check out either when they arrive or before they leave. Coming in September September 1   The Amityville Horror (2005) Babel (2006) Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013) Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) Bratz: The Movie (2007) Burn, Burn, Burn (2015) Cats & Dogs (2001)

Netflix Comings and Goings: September 2016 »

- Jasef Wisener

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In September 2016, Including ‘Zootopia’ and ‘The Imitation Game’

26 August 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next month over on streaming giant Netflix offers up a giant selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar contender to…not so much — and we’ve picked seven (well, really 11) that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.

1. “Footloose” (available September 1)

If you’ve never experienced the original “Footloose” — no, not the one starring Miles Teller, though he is quite serviceable in a charming role — do yourself a favor and check out Herbert Ross’ 1984 classic. Yes, the concept of a town outlawing dancing is bizarre and outdated, but Ross and his cast (including Kevin Bacon in the kind of star-making role that’s so rare these days) really sell the concept, thanks to some serious drama and hard-earned emotion. But there is also dancing! It’s joyous and gymnastic and pure, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The Amityville Horror’ Collection and More Coming from Via Vision this September!

12 August 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Via Vision Entertainment, the wonderful Australian-based distribution company that is quickly becoming one of my favorites, has announced their September Blu-ray slate and it’s a good one. The releases get started on September 7th with 7 new releases! The releases include a number of genre titles such as The Amityville Horror Collection and The Stephen King Collection (Dead Zone, Pet […] »

- Chris Coffel

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Purple Rain’ opened in theaters

27 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

32 years ago today, the acting debut of a music icon we lost this year opened in theaters. Audiences were first treated to Purple Rain on July 27, 1984. Purple Rain proved that Prince could be just as captivating in a feature-length film as he was onstage and in music videos. The rock musical debuted a month after the album of the same name hit record stores, giving us such hits as “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “I Would Die 4 U.” Other notable July 27 happenings in pop culture history; • 1940: Bugs Bunny made his official debut at a screening of the short film A Wild Hare. • 1979: The Amityville Horror opened in theaters. • 1982: Little Shop of Horrors had its Off-Broadway opening at the Orpheum Theatre. The writing team behind the wacky musical, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, went on to write some of Disney Animation’s most beloved songs. »

- Emily Rome

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Horror home goes on the market by Jennie Kermode - 2016-07-02 15:09:59

2 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

House of horror

It used to be 112 Ocean Avenue but such was its notoriety that even its address has now been changed, to 108. Nevertheless, despite significant modifications by its current owners, the famous Amityville house is unmistakable. Now fans have the opportunity to own a slice of horror history - if they happen to have $850,000 to spare.

The handsome Dutch Colonial property first came to public attention in November 1974, when 23 year old Ronald DeFeo Jr killed hi parents and four younger siblings there, claiming the house told him to do it. The Lutz family, who moved in subsequently, sparked a sensation when they claimed that the house was haunted by the ghosts of the murder victims, inspiring horror film his The Amityville Horror (which spawned a remake in 2005). It wasn't until 2012 that Daniel Lutz, a child at the time, revealed that his parents had »

- Jennie Kermode

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How Ryan Reynolds Helped Blake Lively Prepare for the 'Athletic Event' of Filming The Shallows

22 June 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Blake Lively needed advice for her upcoming thriller The Shallows, she didn't have to look far. Her husband, Ryan Reynolds, has starred in movies like The Amityville Horror, making him somewhat of an expert in the genre - and a great resource for acting guidance. "We help each other with basic things from just helping memorize what we have to do that day to saying, 'Hey there's an emotional challenge in this, what do you think? You know how would you conquer this?' " Lively, 28, tells People. For The Shallows, Reynolds helped the leading lady prep for eight weeks of shooting in 4-foot waves. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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How Ryan Reynolds Helped Blake Lively Prepare for the 'Athletic Event' of Filming The Shallows

22 June 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Blake Lively needed advice for her upcoming thriller The Shallows, she didn't have to look far. Her husband, Ryan Reynolds, has starred in movies like The Amityville Horror, making him somewhat of an expert in the genre - and a great resource for acting guidance. "We help each other with basic things from just helping memorize what we have to do that day to saying, 'Hey there's an emotional challenge in this, what do you think? You know how would you conquer this?' " Lively, 28, tells People. For The Shallows, Reynolds helped the leading lady prep for eight weeks of shooting in 4-foot waves. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Five Films Whose Origins Are Based Within True Events

9 June 2016 5:01 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*This list was contributed by up and coming writer Cassie, and we thought you fright fanatics might enjoy giving it a read-Josh

 

Many ingredients go into making the perfect horror film, but one thing that is guaranteed to make your skin crawl is when stories are based on real events. Watching the plot unfold before your eyes and knowing that it happened to someone, somewhere, is the icing on the cake for those who love an element of fright from their cinema.

With so many fantastic examples of terrifyingly captured real-life tales, it can be hard to find the best. However, these five knuckle-whitening spectaculars are some of the most terrifying “based on a true story” films available today and are definitely worth the watch.

 

The Exorcist (1973)

This film took America by storm during its release year in 1973, and for all intents and purposes, it seems as if all the events pictured are true, »

- Josh Soriano

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The Amityville Horror House, Where Six People Were Murdered in 1974, On Market for $850,000

8 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A waterfront home on Long Island boasts a formal dining room, a heated sun room and a large boat house - and a history so terrifying that it inspired a book and horror films. Owner Caroline D'Antonio has listed the five-bedroom, four-bathroom 1927 Dutch Colonial - better known as The "Amityville Horror House" - for $850,000. D'Antonio and her husband, David, who died last year, purchased the otherwise charming house in 2010 for $950,000. In 1974, the home became the scene of six grisly murders when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed his parents and his four siblings as they slept in their beds. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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The Amityville Horror House, Where Six People Were Murdered in 1974, On Market for $850,000

8 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A waterfront home on Long Island boasts a formal dining room, a heated sun room and a large boat house - and a history so terrifying that it inspired a book and horror films. Owner Caroline D'Antonio has listed the five-bedroom, four-bathroom 1927 Dutch Colonial - better known as The "Amityville Horror House" - for $850,000. D'Antonio and her husband, David, who died last year, purchased the otherwise charming house in 2010 for $950,000. In 1974, the home became the scene of six grisly murders when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed his parents and his four siblings as they slept in their beds. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Review: Sequel Has Genuine Scares, But Why Doesn’t This Family Just Move?

6 June 2016 4:37 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

I was not a huge fan of 2013’s The Conjuring, though I recognized it was a first-class horror effort. The film recounted the efforts of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and their attempt to solve the famous Harrisville haunting in Rhode Island (their reports inspired The Amityville Horror book and subsequent films). Effectively directed by James Wan, Conjuring still had the feeling of a bit of deja vu in the well-worn genre for me. The movie was a… »

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Movie Review – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

5 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Conjuring 2, 2016.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe,  Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka PotenteSimon McBurneyLauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh.

Synopsis:

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Prior to the screening of The Conjuring 2, director James Wan declared his love of the great Hammer Horrors of the 40s/50s. If only he had the know-all to transfer this adoration to the creepy, if wholly unremarkable and quite extraordinarily unoriginal horror sequel. It’s predecessor, 2013s The Conjuring – although in and among the landfill horror churned out with factory made precision had the façade of remarkability-borrowed freely from everything from The Amityville Horror, to set pieces seemingly taken without care from The Exorcist. It’s sequel, if slightly superior, »

- Amie Cranswick

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The 6 Best Ghost Stories Ever Told On Film

25 May 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s time to gear up for a spooky summer. The Conjuring 2 slinks into theatres on June 10th, followed by Ghostbusters on July 15th and, while they both address the idea of people trying to rid the living of the dead, these films could not be more different. As a pair, they demonstrate beautifully the vast range of tone and creativity contained within the ghost story genre – a category of film that holds universal appeal, and encompasses everything from horror to comedy; thriller to family drama.

The concept of the ghost story has, historically, been used as a narrative device for a number of different types of plot. Sometimes, they are morality tales, and sometimes the ghost is a portent of doom. Often, the presence of a ghost is a catalyst for change in a character or in the story, and its actions propel the plot forward. There can »

- Sarah Myles

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A Friendly Reminder That Ryan Reynolds May Never Be Hotter Than He Is in The Amityville Horror

16 May 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Guys. Guys. The remake of The Amityville Horror might have premiered in 2005, but it's never far from our minds. True, it's not the greatest horror movie to come out in the last decade, but one very special person makes the whole thing watchable: Ryan Reynolds. Unlike his character in Deadpool, Reynolds is a vision of physical perfection, and - if we may be so bold - at peak hotness. In addition to kick-starting our love of seeing Reynolds on screen, his role in the horror flick also taught us a valuable lesson: it's much easier to forgive someone for being possessed by demons and trying to murder their family if they do it while having an eight-pack. Check out his sexiest moments from the movie below! »

- Quinn Keaney

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The Amityville Horror (1979) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side Apparel Revealed by Fright Rags

20 April 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fright Rags channels sinister cinematic spirits in their new apparel for The Amityville Horror (1979) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

Press Release: Fright-Rags has scared up new apparel and posters from The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

1979’s The Amityville Horror is often imitated but rarely topped. Artist Justin Osbourn warns you to get out out the film’s iconic house with his shirt design, while Kyle Crawford creates a collage of haunting imagery for his.

Crawford’s artwork is also available on baseball tees and 18×24 screen-printed posters. The standard poster is limited to 175, and the red variant is limited to 50 with a glow-in-the-dark layer.

While Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is a bona fide classic, its 1986 sequel has its own merits. Osbourn and Crawford each offer a design featuring the film’s protagonist, Carol Anne, being terrorized by the menacing Kane.

The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist II »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Conjuring 2' Trailer #2 Unleashes a Terrifying New Evil

26 March 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest trailer for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist has arrived fresh from WonderCon. Director James Wan brings this supernatural thriller to the screen with another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The Conjuring 2 is based on one of Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren's (Vera Farmiga) most famous cases, the 1977 haunting experienced by Peggy Hodgson (Frances O'Connor) and her family (Madison Wolfe, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh). The paranormal activity took place between the years 1977 and 1979, at the Hodgson house in Brimsdown, Enfield, England. Some have claimed the haunting was real, »

- MovieWeb

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Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Hexecutioners’ Review

26 February 2016 8:46 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Liv Collins, Sarah Power, Timothy Burd, Ari Millen, Barry Flatman, Walter Borden, Boyd Banks, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook

It would seem, at least on paper, that the director of low-budget quasi-wrestling monster movie Monsters Brawl and the (literal) shit-monster movie Septic Man; teaming up the writer of the neo-classic Pontypool for a movie that encapsuates an American gothic vibe would not work. On the one hand you have someone’s whose work is filled with subtlety, on the other… shit-monster (and yes, I know Burgess also penned Septic Man)! Yet somehow, despite some lapses in judgement and a conclusion that falls off the cliff somewhat, The Hexecutioners really works.

From the offset, The Hexecutioners is completely overblown and overwrought. The film is scored like some kind of idiots guide to horror – queues hit all the notes that »

- Phil Wheat

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