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The Last Horror Blog: Play Trailer Catch-Up With 'Minutes to Midnight' and 'The Unkindness of Ravens'

14 November 2015 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Gunnar Hansen passes away-- 2015 has been a rough year for horror fans in the death department. With many of us just coming to terms with the passing of genre icon Wes Craven, we’ve learned that Gunnar Hansen died on Saturday after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Best known as Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s seminal Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hansen went on to numerous other roles in horror cinema -- and became a fan-favorite on the convention circuit. He was 68 years old.   Get ready for a New Year’s bloodbath in Minutes to Midnight trailer -- At this stage of the game, there’s been a slasher movie made for pretty much every holiday you can think of, but that doesn’t mean I won’t sit down and enjoy a good stalk-and-kill flick centered...

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- Mike Bracken

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Gunnar Hansen, Original 'Texas Chainsaw' Leatherface, Dies at 68

9 November 2015 6:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Horror movie fans lost a legend this weekend, with original Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Gunnar Hansen passing away at the age of 68 on Saturday at his home in Maine. The actor died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his agent Mike Eisenstadt confirmed to the Associated Press. Gunnar Hansen had lived in Maine for the past 40 years where he continued to act and write.

The actor was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1947, before moving to to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in Scandinavian Studies and English. In the summer of 1973 he heard that Tobe Hooper was in town and was doing a movie and decided to give it a try. After »

- MovieWeb

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R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015)

8 November 2015 8:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Icelandic-born actor Gunnar Hansen, star of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has passed away at his home in Maine after a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 68.

Hansen made his screen debut in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic, portraying the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, one of the genre’s most iconic characters.

Opting to pursue a writing career after The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Hansen returned to the screen for the 1988 spoof Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and appeared in numerous straight-to-video horrors throughout the next two decades, as well as cameoing as Boss Sawyer in 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D.


- Gary Collinson

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Gunnar Hansen Has Passed Away

8 November 2015 8:11 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For many people growing up in the 1970s, Gunnar Hansen was horror. His haunting depiction of Leatherface in Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was nightmare fuel for generations, so it is with great sadness that we share the news that Hansen passed away yesterday at the age of 68.

According to Yahoo News, Hansen died of pancreatic cancer. At the time of his passing, Hansen was at his home in Maine. He is survived by his partner, Betty Tower.

Coupled with Hooper's immersive filmmaking, Hansen's towering presence and unflinching dedication to the role of Leatherface helped make The Texas Chain Saw Massacre one of the most highly regarded (and scariest) horror films ever made. Sadly, Hansen's Texas Chain Saw co-star Marilyn Burns passed away last August.

Though he's best known by many as Leatherface, Hansen didn't let the skin mask define him, as he was just as skilled »

- Derek Anderson

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Gunnar Hansen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre Actor Who Played Leatherface, Dead at 68

8 November 2015 3:09 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Hollywood has lost a legend. Gunnar Hansen, the actor who famously portrayed classic horror villain Leatherface in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, died at his home in Maine on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to his agent. He was 68. The Icelandic-born actor made a name for himself in the industry portraying the disturbed killer in the 1974 horror flick, which has since been remade six time, most recently 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D. According to the BBC, his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, called Leatherface “one of the most iconic [...] »

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Halloween Night TV: What to Watch and Where to Watch It

28 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Already thinking about what you're going to do on Halloween? Though it may be contrary to popular belief, Halloween is one of the best nights of the year to stay in. Why? Because there are loads of scary movies and TV marathons on. We already have the full lineup for ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween, and several other networks have released exactly what programs are airing when. We've already started gathering the listings for Oct. 31, so take a look, and mark down the movies and shows you don't want to miss. Don't forget - use your DVR to record all the stuff you can't get to, and you can be watching classic horror movies for weeks! Oh, and if you are going out, we can help with that, too. ABC Family 7 a.m. - Batman 10 a.m. - Batman Returns 12:30 p.m. - Poltergeist 3 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 5:30 p. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Bluray Review: Army Of Darkness

27 October 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

With how many DVD/Bluray releases the Evil Dead series has had over the years, it’s a given that Scream Factory’s announcement of their collector’s edition Army Of Darkness Bluray would be met with some skepticism. After all, if you’re a horror fan and you haven’t purchased at least five different editions over the years, then something’s wrong.

Thankfully, when the gang at Sf say something is going to be epic, it’s going to be epic, and the now available Army Of Darkness Collector’s Edition offers up basically every single thing you’ve seen before, and adds enough to make this release a must own.

The Movie:

Sam Raimi’s 1992 film Army Of Darkness has always been a fan favorite. The third film in the Evil Dead series, Aod made good on Evil Dead 2‘s cliffhanger ending, with the series hero, »

- Jerry Smith

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200 Greatest Horror Films (80-71)

27 October 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special Mention: Spirits Of The Dead (Histoires extraordinaires)

Written and directed by Federico Fellini (segment “Toby Dammit”), Louis Malle (segment “William Wilson”), Roger Vadim (segment “Metzengerstein”)

France, 1968

The first thing you should notice is the three directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, and Roger Vadim. Secondly, take notice of the cast, which includes Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp, Salvo Randone, James Robertson Justice, Françoise Prévost and Marlène AlexandreSpirits Of The Dead is an adaptation of three Edgar Allan Poe stories, one of which demands to be seen.

The first segment of the film, Vadim’s “Metzgengerstein”, is unfortunately the least impressive, but is still great in its own right, and features a marvelous performance by Jane Fonda. Malle’s segment, which is the second of the three, turns Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 story into an engrossing study in cruelty and sadism. This episode is an engaging enough entry, »

- Ricky Fernandes

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200 Greatest Horror Films (90-81)

26 October 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special mention: Häxan

Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Denmark / Sweden, 1922

Genre: Documentary

Häxan (a.k.a The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 silent documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshows to dramatized reenactments of alleged real-life events. Written and directed by Benjamin Christensen, and based partly on Christensen’s study of the Malleus Maleficarum, Häxan is a fine examination of how superstition and the misunderstanding of mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. At the time, it was the most expensive Scandinavian film ever made, costing nearly 2 million Swedish krona. Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered, at that time, graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion. Depending on which version you’re watching, the commentary is »

- Ricky Fernandes

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The True Stories Behind 10 Unforgettable Horror Movies

25 October 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers would have us believe.

The all-too-common "based on a true story" or "based on true events," along with the less reliable "inspired by true events," have become ubiquitous additions to most horror movie marketing campaigns. But this is nothing new. Going all the way back to the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" iconic 1974 tagline -- "What happened is true. Now the motion picture that's just as real." -- the truth has always been an important tactic in upping the fear factor for audiences.

If events truly did happen, does that make it more frightening? The recent success of movies like "The Conjuring" (2013), "The Possession" (2012) and "The Haunting in Connecticut" (2009) point to a big "yes, »

- Matthew A Nelson

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Round-Up: New Cavity Colors Apparel, Friday The 13th Screening, Voices Of The Damned Excerpt, Good Tidings, Exorcism: Live!

23 October 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Watch out, Cavity Colors' apparel is coming in hot! Pre-order for all three items is available now with more details below. Also: Friday the 13th screening details, an excerpt from Barbie Wilde's Voices of the Damned, a new Good Tidings teaser, and more details for Exorcism: Live!.

Cavity Colors Apparel: "The legend of all hallows eve Never Dies....

This design should help with the "post-October blues" we are all sure to experience come November

"Rotting Boogeyman" Crewneck Sweater ($ 40.00)

Designed by Nathan Thomas Milliner Limited Edition of only 150 (this item will never be reprinted. once it sells out, it's gone forever!) 8.5 oz fleece. 80% cotton 20% polyester blend fleece Split stitch double needle sewing on all seams Pre-order - Ships in Early November"

""Rotting Boogeyman" T-shirt ($ 25.00)

The legend of all hallows eve Never Dies....

This design should help with the "post-October blues" we are all sure to experience come November

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- Tamika Jones

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BBC 3's The Fear: Eduardo Sanchez & Matthew Giffen interview

18 October 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Gogglebox for horror nerds? New BBC 3 series The Fear, starting tonight, showcases horror shorts by amateur filmmakers...

I like the idea behind new BBC Three show The Fear. A bunch of short horror films made by amateurs are shown to an audience, who then rate them based on how scary they are. The scariest three are then shown to a qualified judge who will choose a winner. I like horror films and I like the idea of amateur horror filmmakers getting their short movies shown on television. Right in time for Halloween, too.

Based on the preview, the show is a bit like Gogglebox for horror nerds. We meet the audience and see how they react and listen to them waffling on in the way that people do when there’s a camera pointed at them (not during the films, of course). The good stuff, though, is the shorts themselves, »

- louisamellor

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Some Kind of Hate Digital Review

18 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Cast: Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps, Noah Segan, Sierra McCormick

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 84 minutes

Having been around for years, the slasher flick has been overrun with men – Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Michael Myers… all men, but now in Some Kind of Hate we get a female to rival them all. Moira, played by Sierra McCormick, is a vengeful spirit who steps in to help Lincoln (Rubinstein) when he finds himself tormented by his fellow students. Her weapons of choice are her own body and the razor blade. The female of the species really is more deadly than the male.

There are more differences than just Moira’s gender. Unlike her counterparts she doesn’t need to hide behind a mask, or stalk around in the shadows. Moira is defiant in her mission and won’t let anyone stand in her way. And rather than hunting promiscuous, air-headed teens, »

- Kat Hughes

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Dubsmash Celebrates The Vatican Tapes’ Home Release with Lionsgate Horror Bundles Twitter Sweepstakes

15 October 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Horror fans can prepare for the ultimate battle between good and evil, just in time for Halloween. Dubsmash and Lionsgate Home Entertainment have partnered to host a Ugc sweepstakes in support of the October 20 Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand release of the horror thriller, ‘The Vatican Tapes.’ Fans of the popular genre can enter to win one of two Lionsgate Horror Bundles, which include the films ‘The Vatican Tapes,’ ‘You’re Next,’ ‘Saw Special Edition,’ ‘Sinister’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ To enter into the Lionsgate Horror Bundles sweepstakes, fans must follow Shockya (@Shockya) on Twitter. They then must create their “possession” Dubsmash videos  [ Read More ]

The post Dubsmash Celebrates The Vatican Tapes’ Home Release with Lionsgate Horror Bundles Twitter Sweepstakes appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Eaten Alive | Blu-ray Review

7 October 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Following the unprecedented success of his monolithic sophomore feature, 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which would forever immortalize director Tobe Hooper in the annals of great horror filmmakers, he would return to the Southern Fried grindhouse realm with 1976’s Eaten Alive, another ‘based-on-a-true-story’ effort featuring a set of original backwoods kooks. Though the film failed to attain the same attention, Hooper managed to obtain a higher profile cast for a film arguably less off-putting thanks to its more comedic moments.

Opening with a line that would go on to be famously recycled by Quentin Tarantino, ornery redneck Buck (Robert England) assails Clara (Roberta Collins), a reluctant prostitute in a bad blonde wig. Kicked out of the brothel by the no-nonsense owner, Miss Hattie (Carolyn Jones), Clara stumbles through the swampy Louisiana bayou and comes upon a dilapidated motel run by Judd (Neville Brand). The lonely, repressed old coot gets overexcited »

- Nicholas Bell

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface described as “road movie” by directors

4 October 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The directors of upcoming horror film Leatherface, a prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have described their film as a “brutal and disillusioned road movie”.

See Also: New poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface

See Also: Stephen Dorff joins Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface, plot details revealed

French filmmaking duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) told Allocine that their film will be more connected to Tobe Hooper’s original than 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

The plot focuses on Leatherface’s teenage years, discovering the origins of the character in a unique fashion.

They said: “Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road movie, with a quite new narrative structure in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe.”

Leatherface will star Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Leatherface, Stephen Dorff (Blade) as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman and Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) as Mother Sawyer. »

- Tom Beasley

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Zack the Zombie Exterminator opens for business this December, check out a preview here

2 October 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coffin Comics has announced that the original graphic novel Zack the Zombie Exterminator is set for release this December.

Co-written by Mike MacLean (Sharktopus, Dino-Croc vs. SuperGator, Piranhaconda) and Brian Pulido (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Chucky) and fiendishly illustrated by industry newcomers Djibril Morissette-Phan and Ceci de la Cruz, Zack the Zombie Exterminator is a horror comedy that takes its horror very seriously. Check out a preview here…


A year ago, Zombies started rising here and there. We expected the apocalypse. Instead, we got… pests. Zack Zander is a redneck, metal head with a talent for zombie-splatting. And his whole family gets in on the action. Together, the Zanders make up Z-Gone, “semi-professional” zombie exterminators. And they showcase every second of gory mayhem on YouTube.

Overnight, Zack’s exploits catapult him from viral video joke to primetime hero. With fame come the spoils: cooler clothes, »

- Gary Collinson

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120 Essential Horror Scenes Part 2: Violations

1 October 2015 11:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s the most uncomfortable type of horror scene, but if done correctly, can pack a gut punch. The violation scene is the moment when the character’s vulnerability is betrayed and our empathy immerses us deeper into their dreadful ordeal. The young child possessed by an evil spirit. The unlucky bystander assaulted in a tunnel. The crazed woman submitting to a creature of non human origin. The violation scene can be emotional or it can be exploitative, but it’s almost always guaranteed to get us talking.


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)- Cesare abducting Jane

Even though it was one of the originators of German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is often regarded as the pinnacle for the movement. Two of the movement’s basic tenets were distorted lines and shapes and overly theatrical movements from the actors, and both are well on display in this creepy scene. »

- Staff

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Round-Up: Friday The 13th Film Feast, From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, Old 37 NYC Premiere

30 September 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A full course meal always tastes better while watching Friday the 13th, am I right? The 1980 slasher film will be shown at Nitehawk Cinema with dinner provided by The Meat Hook. Also in this round-up: mid-season marathon details for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 and the New York City premiere of Old 37.

Friday the 13th Film Feast: Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, Friday the 13th stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, and Kevin Bacon.

"Ticket Price: $75

Format: Dcp

Language: English

Age Policy: 21 and Up

A killer’s on the loose at Nitehawk Cinema and he’s serving up a multi-course dinner of fresh meat from The Meat Hook for a special Film Feast presentation of Friday The 13th.

Things don’t go so well for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake as the new counselors are stalked and slashed…but by whom? As the »

- Tamika Jones

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Round-Up: Hollywood Horror Museum Kickstarter, Goosebumps Screening, Romero’S Aftermath, Crabs!

26 September 2015 7:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A Kickstarter was launched for the Hollywood Horror Museum which will preserve the history of the genre we all love so dearly. Also in this round-up: details on the Goosebumps screening at Mile High Horror Film Festival, horror survival game Romero's Aftermath, and distribution details for Crabs!

Hollywood Horror Museum: Press Release: "The Nsf just announced the launch of their Kickstarter for the Hollywood Horror Museum. The museum, created by some of horror and Sci-Fi’s biggest names, will be the world’s first educational, non-profit museum teaching the history of horror in films, TV, literature and art, as well as filmmaking, makeup, costumes and special effects, from model making to computer graphics.

The museum coincides with the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum and will have a permanent home in 2018.

The project goes back to 2012 when writer/fan Huston Huddleston found two Star Trek Enterprise Bridges in the trash at Paramount in 1998 and decided to restore them. »

- Tamika Jones

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