19 items from 2014
A meditative contemplation of the boredom of overprivileged, under-aspiring, shallow, spoiled kids. As you’ve been dying to see. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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I can’t wait for the day when James Franco finally comes out of the performance-art closet and reveals that almost everything he’s done in the past, oh, ten years or so has been part of an intricate ongoing practical joke to yank celebrity culture and our knee-jerk worship of those who are famous. His turn as the charlatan man behind the curtain in Oz the Great and Powerful was a big clue, I think. He’s waiting for someone — anyone — to debunk the smoke and mirrors of the fame that allows him to churn out increasingly ridiculous pontifical junk. And no one does. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
In some respects, Animal is a cut above the usual Chiller fare. It boasts a much better pedigree. It’s executive produced by Drew Barrymore and her Flower Films production company. The creature design and effects are by Gary Tunnicliffe (Scream 4, My Bloody Valentine, Feast). The music is by tomandandy (The Hills Have Eyes, The Strangers). The cast is full of familiar faces including Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty, Excision), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), and Amaury Nolasco (2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers). Unfortunately, in just about every other way it’s business as usual.
The post Review: A Good Creature is Wasted in Animal appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Summer is officially right around the corner, which means horror DVD and Blu-rays are starting to heat up as well. This week, we’ve got several cult classics hitting high definition for the first time, another special edition set of the first three seasons of The Walking Dead,and the recent RoboCop reboot directed by Jose Padilha and starring Joel Kinnaman.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a special Doctor Who David Tennant-themed collection being released, several indie creature features and we’re finally seeing the official arrival of the Video Nasties documentaries stateside on Tuesday. Check out all the horror and sci-fi fun you can add to your home collections this week below!
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (Cult Epics, Blu-ray)
Prepare yourselves… The strangest bedtime story ever told! Cult Epics brings you Death Bed, George Barry’s uniquely weird journey through a world of wind demons, »
- Heather Wixson
David Arquette is a dad again! The 42-year-old actor welcomed son Charlie West with girlfriend Christina McLarty on Monday, April 28, in Los Angeles, Arquette's rep confirms to Us Weekly. Photos: Celeb pregnancies "Charlie West is here. They are thrilled …[and] baby is healthy," a source tells Us. Baby Charlie's arrival makes Coco, Arquette's 9-year-old daughter with ex Courteney Cox, a big sister. The Scream 4 actor revealed back in January to Us he couldn't be more excited to be a dad again. "I’ve done it once," he told Us. [...] »
<< Continued from Summer Forecast: #1 - 1213. The Fault in our Stars (June 6): As usual, there's not a ton of compelling content for women this Summer. One exception to that is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a romantic drama based off the popular John Green novel. The trailer has over 15 million views on YouTube*in line with most would-be blockbusters*and star Shailene Woodley is coming off a break-out role in Divergent. Look for this to be a solid hit as well. (Domestic: $120 million, Foreign: $55 million)14. Deliver Us From Evil (July 2): Horror movies can provide a nice alternative to all of the big-budget spectacle, R-rated humor, and animated fare that dominates multiplexes during the Summer months. Last year's The Conjuring was a surprise hit with $137.4 million; if anything is going to match that this year, its Deliver Us from Evil. The strong trailer features a lengthy, very frightening »
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Feature Sarah Dobbs 14 Apr 2014 - 07:00
Sarah argues that MTV's Scream TV pilot could be a great addition to the franchise...
There are lots of reasons to be pessimistic about the proposed Scream TV show. You could see the idea as a cynical cash grab, an attempt to wring the last few dollars out of the franchise after Scream 4 failed to do as well as its predecessors at the box office. You might wonder why you’d bother taking a recognisable brand name and applying it to what sounds like a completely different property anyway. And you might well look at some of Wes Craven’s non-Scream projects over the last decade and wonder if he’s in touch with what a modern horror audience even wants.
But where’s the fun in that? If you’re a horror fan, you’re probably well acquainted with the thrill »
The Skeleton Crew #82: Scream 4 0:00 23:00 The Crew starts things of with Duncan McLeish from Podcast Under the Stairs. We all talk about the loss of a great man, Oderus Urungus (Murray Dave Brockie). Duncan was lucky enough to interview him last year! 23:01 27:30 Its the 2 Year Anniversary of The Skeleton Crew! Yes we have been going at it for 2 whole years April 2nd! 28:45 43:00 20 Years ago on the day of this shows release April 5t… »
(Cbr) Ghostface’s big-screen rampage appears to be at an end, given the disappointing box-office returns on 2011′s "Scream 4". But the murder king of movie-trivia mayhem will return on the small screen, courtesy of MTV’s developing "Scream" TV series. TV Line has a breakdown of characters that will appear on the network’s upcoming one-hour drama pilot. They include: Harper Duval, a 16-year-old introvert and intellectual who is suddenly part of the popular crowd, despite her misgivings. She has drifted apart from her longtime best friend, a girl named … Audrey Jesen, who is “the bicurious daughter of a Lutheran pastor.” She’s an “artsy-loner” and is described as “more arresting-looking than pretty.” She dreams of one day becoming a filmmaker; hopefully she’ll have an easier time of it than Randy Meeks from Scream stories of yore. Noah Foster is Audrey’s new best friend; he’s a brilliant, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
We all knew it was coming to an end but HBO's long-running erotically charged vampire series 'True Blood' is finally due to kick the bucket following it's seventh and final season. The network has announced that the airing of the final 10 episodes will begin on Sunday 22 June at 9:00pm. HBO programming head Michael Lombardo praised the show when the announcement of the final season was made last September for its defining qualities ' that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey.' 'True Blood' stars Anna Paquin ('Scream 4'), Alexander Skarsgard ('Battleship'), Ryan Kwanten and Stephen Moyer and is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by bestselling author Charlaine Harris. You can check out a new season 7 teaser below. »
Over the last few years we’ve seen a resurgence of horror and serial killer dramas make their way to our television sets and give us nightmares on a weekly basis. Dexter opened the door for serial killers, which has led to shows like The Following, Bates Motel, and Hannibal. We’ve also seen shows like The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, and now the upcoming David Duchovny-starring Aquarius fall into the horror genre, each with varying degrees of success. In the near future, MTV will be taking a stab (pun intended) at the horror game by bringing the popular Scream series to the small screen.
That’s right, Ghostface and the unlucky town of Woodsboro are headed to TV. It’s been about a year since MTV greenlit the pilot and things have been pretty quiet ever since. Thanks to TVLine though, we now have »
- James Garcia
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26
There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
New details have emerged about MTV's TV pilot based on the Scream films.
A television adaptation of the Scream franchise was first announced in April 2013.
The show's four main characters will be Harper Duval, Audrey Jesen, Noah Foster and Maggie Duval, TVLine reports.
Harper is a shy but popular 16-year-old girl, who enjoys a close relationship with her mother Maggie - the town's medical examiner.
Audrey was once Harper's best friend, though the pair have recently drifted apart, while Noah is Audrey's closest confidante - a tech geek with an encyclopaedic knowledge of books, films, TV and apps.
It is currently unclear if any characters or actors from the four Scream movies - released between 1996 and 2011 - will feature in MTV's pilot.
The pilot will begin with a YouTube video going viral, which soon sparks a string of murders in a quiet town with a troubled past.
Wes Craven, who helmed all four Scream films, »
This is one way to get college kids to stop skipping class. Courteney Cox could get a hungover freshman to a 9Am bio seminar in this sexy getup. Granted, if the Friends alum was your professor, you'd probably show up anyway, but the leather pencil skirt, tousled hair and hot, hipster glasses could serve as excellent inspiration for those who feel like they're always in "Bueller?...Bueller?..." mode. It's strange that a look showing so little skin can still pack on the heat, but we think the trick to the Scream 4 star's sex factor is the cool and casual vibe. Yes the bottoms are tight and in edgy hunter green, but it's the pairing of a slouchy t-shirt that gives it all a perfect, care-free »
If you're a resident of the Los Angeles area and a horror fan, then no doubt you're familiar with the Hyaena Gallery located at 1928 Olive Avenue over in beautiful Burbank, California. In the last several years, the gallery along with it's stable of artists have made a name for themselves not only for their unique dark art, but for paying tribute to all the things we love about the horror genre. When they're not showcasing original pieces from their roster of artists, they sometimes focus on theme specific shows such as the 'Scream' exhibit and the 'Psycho' legacy shows they've hosted in prior years back. But right now, for the entire month of March, they're paying tribute to one of the horror director greats. Wes Craven.
- Rob Galluzzo
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a Wes Craven art exhibition, the first sighting of Megafoot, a 100 zombie films graphical print, first photos from Australian Horror film, Barrow, an interview with actor, writer, and filmmaker Sean Stone, and much more:
The Horror Legacy of Wes Craven Exhibit Details: “Wes Craven has been feeding our collective horror consciousness since 1972, when his first feature, “The Last House on the Left,” debuted. That film was gritty, raw and terrifying, it still causes a guttural reaction some 40 years later. In his career, Wes has created some of the most memorable moments in horror cinema, from the torture scene in “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” to the Johnny Depp’s explosive scene in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” to the first glimpse of Michael Berryman’s savagery in “The Hills Have Eyes. »
- Tamika Jones
We’re over the moon excited about the return of Continuum for its third season on Syfy this spring. And today we got an official announcement from Syfy on the return of a few of their shows with Continuum in the mix. Here’s the specific bit about Continuum from that press release followed by the Syfy teaser.
Continuum (Season 3 Premiere)
Returns Friday, April 4 at 10Pm – Season 3 of Continuum amplifies the mythology, technology and the stakes of time travel to an intense and personal level. At the end of Season 2, Alec Sadler made the Earth-shattering decision to hijack Kiera’s (Rachel Nichols) chance to get home, in order to save Emily, the girl he loves, from certain death. This act of desperation not only jettisoned Alec into the near past, but it condemned Kiera to incarceration by the Freelancers, who are ‘collecting’ time travelers in order to protect history. Now, »
- Jess Orso
‘Bittersweet’ is the perfect word for the news that the final season of Warehouse 13 premiere date has been announced. It will only be half a season, six episodes, but it is wonderful that the show will be given a chance for a suitable series finale.
In purely happier news, we now also have premiere dates for the third season of Continuum, new series comics-based Metal Hurlan Chronicles (with James Marsters!), new competition Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and more. Bookmark this page and/or check our calendar so that you can continually plan your life around your favorite shows.
Syfy’S 2014 Spring Lineup Includes Original Series Premiere Of Jim Henson’S Creature Shop Challenge Plus Farewell Season Of Beloved Warehouse 13 March Features Original Specials Carvers, My Big Fat Geek Wedding And Foxy & Co.
New York – February 14, 2014 – The debut of the new reality series Jim Henson’s Creature »
- Erin Willard
Recently I discovered two very awesome things about Boston, Ma-based metalcore unit Ice Nine Kills: first, they're all big-time horror movie fans; and second, their obsession with fearsome flicks manifests itself in a big way while the band is traveling between live gigs – and I'm not just talking about horror DVD marathons on the bus, either. While on the road, the band decided to seek out and document some of their favorite horror movie locations and hang out with the creators and stars of those films, preserving those memories in photographs for a horror-themed travel journal. The band graciously offered to share several of those photos with us, which you can only see right here. So that's enough setup... let's witness some high points in horror history, recorded for posterity by Spencer, Justin and Conor of Ice Nine Kills! Scream Above Right: Spencer with writer-director Wes Craven, taken during a »
- Gregory Burkart
Peters, 26, proposed to Roberts, 22, over the holidays while the couple was spending time in New York City. When he popped the question, Peters presented Roberts with a pink gold diamond ring, reported People. Following their engagement, the newly engaged pair headed to London to ring in the New Year.
Although neither Peters nor Roberts have confirmed the engagement news, photographer Tyler Shield, who works with the Ahs cast, shared his congratulations on Instagram with a stunning picture. "Congrats to @emmaroberts6 on her engagement love you! It's important to marry someone who is there to catch you when you fall..." he captioned the image.
Roberts and Peters last made headlines together for a far less celebratory reason. While the two were staying in a Montreal hotel in July 2013, fellow guests »
19 items from 2014
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