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From Masked Madmen to Benevolent Alien Clones: The Impressive Range of Cult Film Director John Carpenter

9 October 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

John Carpenter has produced an impressive body of work as a composer, director, producer, editor, and occasionally as a scriptwriter. He was a lifelong fan of science fiction novels, horror comic books, and classic westerns, he has managed to integrate thematic elements of all of these things into his work. Even though he’s experienced financial setbacks over the years, two generations of Hollywood and independent film makers have drawn inspiration from Carpenter’s work.

It was during his time at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Carpenter debuted his theatrical release: Dark Star (1974). A black comedy interlaced with postmodernist science fiction, the movie features a team of astronauts on a special mission: to destroy unstable worlds to pave the way for space colonization. Unfortunately, nuclear Bomb # 20 (a large inflatable ball) develops a personality, and the astronauts have to convince it not to explode inside the ship. »

- Brandon Engel

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John Carpenter: Cult Horror’s Pre-eminent Renaissance Man

3 October 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

John Carpenter grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky and emerged as one of the world's most distinguished cult movie directors. Although he’s had his share of misfires, including The Ward (2011) and Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), he's still considered a “master of horror” thanks to his famous films like Halloween (1978), The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987). Yet he also deserves acclaim for his less recognized works like Dark Star (1974), a low budget ($60,000 ) sci-fi comedy film that he created as a film student at USC. After film school, Carpenter wrote, scored and directed Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). The film told the story of a stakeout between the police and a street gang in an abandoned police precinct. The film outraged some for scenes of graphic violence, but it is still regarded as a an effective (although terse) thriller. It reinforced the notion that Carpenter could accomplish much with a small budget and unknown performers. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Brandon Engel)

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The Essential Films and TV to Stream – September 8th 2014

8 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.

In better news David Wain’s relatively well »

- Chris Holt

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2014's most influential director: John Carpenter?

16 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Carpenter was once among Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers. But the man who brought us such genre classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 has only made one movie in the past 13 years—2010’s psychological thriller The Ward—and hasn’t troubled the box office in a big way since 1998’s James Woods-starring Vampires. (And Carpenter, 66, doesn’t sound like he’s in any rush to get back behind the camera: “I worked really hard for more years than I’d like to count, but now I can pick and choose things, »

- Clark Collis

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Begin Again | review

23 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

How To Save a Life: Carney’s Anticipated American Film a Pleasantly Loveable

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, Begin Again (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also able to squeeze some magic from a cast that seems staggeringly opposed to such a stunt, at least judging from a multitude of similar packaged deals in a squalid market of workmanlike indie films featuring such flora and fauna. While the music is hardly as catchy as the Academy Award winning compilations from his 2006 film, Once, a buoyant attitude sometimes fills in here, at least enough to make for an emotionally satisfying final act.

Reluctantly taking the stage of a dive »

- Nicholas Bell

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Blumhouse turned down new John Carpenter project

11 May 2014 11:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Carpenter has had a new film project turned down by Blumhouse Productions...

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It's been a few years now since the mighty John Carpenter directed his last movie, The Ward. The film wasn't a bad one, although even the most ardent Carpenter fan would concede it's some way from his peak. Still, we'd like more John Carpenter films, even if there doesn't appear to be a new one on the way at the minute.

Carpenter himself has been chatting to Fangoria, ahead of being interviewed by Robert Rodriguez for an episode of The Director's Chair on the El Rey network in the Us. When questioned as to whether he would be interested in working with companies that give film-makers freedom in exchange for low budgets, Carpenter revealed he had gone down that route. "There's two writers that I'm friends with and we pitched a project to Blumhouse, and they turned us down. »

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The Quiet Ones - Witness the Film's True Events

24 April 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This weekend's horror offering, Hammer's The Quiet Ones (review), is supposedly based upon true events. So we figured we'd look around and come up with the actual video of said events. Curious? Take a look!

The film draws inspiration from the Philip Experiment of 1972, in which Canadian academic researchers tried to prove that telekinesis, poltergeists, and the like manifest solely through the human mind.

A quick trip to YouTube yielded some fruits for us paranormal-loving souls. The video you see below contains actual footage from the aforementioned experiment, and honestly? It's pretty damned interesting. Check it out, and tell us what you make of it!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The »

- Steve Barton

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, and Olivia Cooke Talk The Quiet Ones

24 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Our own Staci Layne Wilson sat down with Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), and Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel") to get the scoop on Hammer's The Quiet Ones (review). Dig it!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

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The Quiet Ones (inspired by »

- Steve Barton

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New The Quiet Ones Image Has Some Red on It

21 April 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More eye candy is here for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones, and it's wonderfully bloody. Check it out, and then take yer asses to theatres this Friday and see it!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:

The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial »

- Steve Barton

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Make Some Noise for This Quiet Ones Prize Package

21 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With Hammer's The Quiet Ones heading to theatres this weekend, we figured that now would be the perfect time to hit you cats off with some really cool swag and more! Read on for details.

That's right, kids! We're giving away the official prize package that you see below, which consists of the following:

Branded T-shirt Branded Matches Poster Three (3) Hammer Films (The Woman in Black, Let Me In, Horror of Dracula) $25 Amazon Gift Card

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on April 28th.

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In, »

- Steve Barton

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Third Trailer for The Quiet Ones Home to New Shivers and Scares

17 April 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The third trailer for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones has arrived, and it's home to some never before seen scares. Of course, you could always decide to not watch it and save all the goodies for the theatre next Friday!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:

The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events »

- Steve Barton

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Not Safe For Work: 13 Gruesome Decapitations

16 April 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Typically I’d line an article of this nature up with a nifty little introduction. This time around, I’m just going to hit you with something of a disclaimer: Compiling this list was extremely challenging. There are countless scenes depicting heads being severed from bodies, in countless different pictures.

And quite a few of them could easily be considered strong enough to make this list. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference. You’re likely to agree with some of these choices (there’re a few safe calls, I admit), and you’re probably just as likely to disagree with a few.

If you’re feeling as though I missed a masterpiece, drop a line. Who doesn’t love watching cranial destruction?

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Let’s first acknowledge the fact that there are a number of severed heads that have flown about »

- Matt Molgaard

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The Quiet Ones - Nationwide Pass Giveaway!

16 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Want to see Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones for free? Then hurry up because we're giving away passes to early screenings all over the United States! Click, print, and hurry! It's first-come/first-served!

Click here for your Dread Central Quiet Ones passes!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Didn't get your passes in time? Look for The Quiet Ones in Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate. »

- Steve Barton

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God Save Us from this New TV Spot for The Quiet Ones

11 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new TV spot for Hammer's upcoming spooker The Quiet Ones is here, and it's pretty damned creepy. Let's hope that vintage Hammer vibe will once again live on, shall we? Check it out!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:

The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor »

- Steve Barton

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Video Interview - Jared Harris Talks The Quiet Ones

10 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hammer's firing on all cylinders when it comes to promotion of their new flick The Quiet Ones, and right now we have a two-part video interview with one of the film's stars - Jared Harris. Check it out!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:

The Quiet Ones (inspired by »

- Steve Barton

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New Clip from The Quiet Ones Redefines the Bubble Bath

9 April 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's nothing quite like a nice warm bath to soothe what ails ya, am I right? Hold that thought, and dig on this steamy new clip from Hammer's The Quiet Ones, before you answer that question!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

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The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events »

- John Squires

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New The Quiet Ones Clip Gets Creepy

4 April 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

IGN scored themselves an exclusive clip from Hammer's new flick The Quiet Ones, entitled "A Very Creep Seance," and we can only imagine what they meant was "A Very Creepy Seance." Either way we have it for you here via the magic of the embed code.

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate. »

- Steve Barton

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Something Evil Is Conjured Up in this Clip from The Quiet Ones; New TV Spot

31 March 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

April is set to be a big month for theatrical horror with the release of both Oculus and Hammer's The Quiet Ones. As we await the double dose of paranormal terror, today we've got a brand spankin' new clip of the latter for ya, which sees Olivia Cooke conjuring up something otherworldly.

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on »

- John Squires

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New Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Quiet Ones

19 March 2014 5:11 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Buzzfeed nailed down an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette in support of Hammer's The Quiet Ones, and we have this special look for you right here. Dig it... and remember to keep quiet until the flick's release!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

Synopsis:

The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Quiet Ones TV Spot Believes in Ghosts

19 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I'm a sucker for a good ghost story, and that looks like exactly what we're gonna get once Hammer's The Quiet Ones comes haunting a theatre near you. Check out this latest TV spot!

The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris ("Mad Men," The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards ("Breaking In," "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall," "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.

It's produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (Tpsc).

Look for The Quiet Ones in UK theatres on April 10 and Us theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.

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- Uncle Creepy

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