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When The Walking Dead’s showrunner Scott Gimple told TVLine that viewers would dig the group being introduced in “New Best Friends,” I’ll admit I was skeptical. To me, the AMC drama already seemed overpopulated. But, after getting a load of Pollyanna McIntosh’s Jadis and her fantastically freaky junkyard collective, I’m eating my words. They. Are. Awesome. Even series lead Andrew Lincoln agrees. “One of my loveliest moments on set,” the Scottish actress says, “was when he turned around and went, ‘You guys are weird. I like you.'”
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February is Women in Horror month, and to celebrate the eighth annual incarnation of this bloodcurdling event, horror-only streaming service Shudder has put together several collections—including one called “A Woman’s Touch” that features films from female directors—highlighting women’s contributions to the genre. Today, The A.V. Club has an exclusive video premiering another of those collections, guest curated by actress, producer, and fierce champion of horror movies Barbara Crampton.
In the video, Crampton talks about her earliest brush with movie terror at a screening of The Exorcist, as well as explaining the logic behind her five picks for recommended viewing on Shudder. Crampton’s picks are thoughtfully considered, reflecting her appreciation for her fellow actors (she specifically praises Pollyanna McIntosh’s performance in The Woman) as well as her longtime collaborator Stuart Gordon. Here are her five picks, for the curious:
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[Welcome back, readers! With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival beginning this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the great midnight movies that have come out of the fest over the years. Click here for more Midnight Memories from Daily Dead!]
It’s unfortunate that when many fans hear the names “Lucky McKee” and “Sundance” mentioned in the same sentence, the first thing that comes to mind is an incident in which an audience member had a total public meltdown after the festival screened McKee’s fourth feature (fifth if you count Red, which he co-directed), The Woman, in 2011. After the movie—an adaptation of a novel of the same name he co-wrote with Jack Ketchum—premiere as part of Sundance’s Midnights program, an irate man stood up and began shouting that the movie was “disgusting” and that it degraded both men and women. The freak-out was caught on video and went viral within the film community, garnering The Woman a reputation as a piece of art so potentially transgressive and shocking that it would warrant such a response even before most people saw the movie.
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