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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 12: Recommendations for 31 Days of Halloween

Andy, Mike, Joseph and Jeremy join forces to come up with some recommendations for 31 Days of Halloween. We also do a double-up on Horrorlimination with 4 years of films to argue about.

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Show Notes:

00:02:45 – Discussion about disgusting assholes in our community.

00:09:40 – What We’ve Been Watching

Mike – Little Evil, The Houses That October Built 2 (review), Leatherface

Joseph – It (2017), read the comic My Friend Dahmer, Let Me Make You A Martyr (review), Compliance

Jeremy – It (2017), Poltergeist III, The Strain Season Finale, Firestarter, Blood Drive

Andy – mother!, Psycho III, The Killing of America, Better Watch Out, Synapse Films’ 4K Restoration of Suspiria

00:48:20 – #GetUpInDemGuts: 20 film recommendations for 31 Days of Halloween:

Sleep Tight, Rebirth, Hell House LLC, Lady In White, Compliance, Shutter Island, Marebito, The American Scream, The Eclipse, Funny Games (1997), Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, Murder Party, Grabbers, The Mothman Prophecies, Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Haunters: The Art Of The Scare, From Old-School to Extreme Horror

It's all fun and games until someone is left a whimpering mess. Five years ago, The American Scream debuted at Fantastic Fest. Under the direction of Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie), it lovingly documented the growing phenomena of handcrafted haunted houses. As I wrote in my review: "The reaction of the community to the haunted houses, professional-looking and handmade and customized and, yes, more often goofy and silly than actually scary, says more about the homeowners, their families, and their neighborhood than a volume of scholarly sociological observations." My, how times have changed. Directed by Jon Schnitzer, Haunters: The Art of the Scare examines and updates the same phenomena, revolving around three different aspects: a family-run haunted house, similar to the one in The...

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Explore Halloween Houses in 'Haunters: The Art Of The Scare' Trailer

"Now we've got this entire, dark, almost underground world of extreme haunts." Who doesn't love haunted houses? Oh right, most people who don't like to be scared. An official trailer has debuted for a documentary called Haunters: The Art Of The Scare, a fun exploration and celebration of the horrifying glory of (Halloween) haunted houses. It starts by taking a look at the popularity of haunted houses, then goes deeper into exploring the rise of extreme haunted house experiences, that go beyond the normal into the realm of truly terrifying. This reminds me of another doc about haunted houses from just a few years ago, titled The American Scream. However, this one seems to go even further into the extreme and show us some of the latest utterly frightening experiences. The film will premiere at FantasticFest before hitting VOD in October. Here's the trailer for Jon Schnitzer's documentary Haunters: The Art Of The Scare,
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Newswire: Bob Odenkirk gets caught in a web of greeting-card intrigue in a Girlfriend’s Day exclusive

  • The AV Club
In the Netflix original film Girlfriend’s Day, Bob Odenkirk stars as a Ray Wentworth, a washed-up greeting card writer who gets caught up in a web of eccentric intrigue and murder when he enters the race to create the perfect card for a new holiday: Girlfriend’s Day. Directed by documentarian Michael Paul Stephenson (Best Worst Movie, The American Scream), the film not only creates the entirely new genre of “greeting card comedy noir,” it’s also got the sort of dark, deadpan vibe that appeals to our sensibilities here at The A.V. Club.

And, in a roundabout way, The A.V. Club helped make the film happen. You see, after reading an interview with Bob Odenkirk published on this very site, Stephenson reached out to him to invite him to the L.A. premiere of The American Scream. After the screening, Odenkirk asked Stephenson if he had
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Netflix releases poster and trailer for Girlfriend’s Day starring Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn and Natasha Lyonne

Ahead of its Valentine’s Day premiere next month, Netflix has debuted a new poster and trailer for the upcoming comedy Girlfriend’s Day. Directed by Michael Paul Stephenson, the film stars Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., and Stacy Keach; take a look below…

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Write a card too clever, And someone might kill you!

Ever wonder who penned the perfect words to the Mother’s Day card you sent last year? Or the hilarious birthday card you gave your best friend? A master of words, that’s who.

In the Netflix original film, Girlfriend’s Day, director Michael Paul Stephenson (The American Scream) invites you to experience a clever and quirky story about love, loss and the worst place to get a paper cut. Meet Ray Wentworth (Bob Odenkirk), once a king of the wordsmith world, and now a down-on-his-luck romance card writer.
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Blu-ray Review: Metamorphosis / Beyond Darkness

  • DailyDead
Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray release of two Italian films from 1990, the mad scientist creature feature Metamorphosis and the haunted house movie Beyond Darkness, may very well be the first time many horror fans have ever heard of either movie. The major common factor between the two is the presence of actor Gene Lebrock as the lead in both. In fact, these movies represent two of his seven credited acting roles, which means that by picking up Scream Factory’s double feature Blu-ray disc, you will effectively own more than 20% of Gene Lebrock’s filmography. It’s important to set goals.

In 1990’s Metamorphosis, he plays Dr. Peter Houseman, a brilliant scientist trying to perfect a serum that will stop the aging process. In order to test his experiment, Houseman administers the serum to himself and before you can say “Brundlefly,” begins undergoing a… what’s the word?… not “change”… not “transformation”… at any rate,
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Shock Interview: PsychoPath Documentary Helmer Manny Marquez

Horror fans are hardcore, and serious genre lovers are not afraid to display and share their affection for all things horror. One of the best recent examples of this is the outstanding documentary The American Scream, which chronicles the challenges, frustrations, and joys of people who run haunted houses. The new documentary PsychoPath covers similar territory.

It features the adventures of Victor Marquez, a garbageman in Oklahoma with a lifelong dream of going to Hollywood and getting into the makeup effects business. While he never made it to California, he does decide to purchase acreage in his home state and create a haunted house that allows him to share his talents.

The post Shock Interview: PsychoPath Documentary Helmer Manny Marquez appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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10 Halloween Horror Movies Streaming Now on Netflix

  • MovieWeb
10 Halloween Horror Movies Streaming Now on Netflix
Welcome to QueueItUp, a new weekly column where we'll look at the hidden gems and new releases currently available in your digital stream. We won't exclusively be looking at Netflix, and I promise you, this is going to lead to bigger and better things, not only here at the site, but also as we branch into other avenues of media.

Today, we're going to get a jumpstart on Halloween. Whether you're throwing a party and need something playing on a screen in the backyard, or you're more of a 'stay at home and sip on whiskey by yourself' kind of gal, we've paid our $7.99 in full for the month, so that we have unlimited access to tons of Trick or Treat thrillers that will keep you scared into the wee hours of November.

Some are classic, some are cult, and some you've never seen. Here are the 10 Terrifying Halloween Movies
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Countdown to Halloween - The American Scream (2012)

To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. First up - documentary, The American Scream...

After the cult success of Best Worst Movie, Michael Stephenson returns with the Louis-Theroux style documentary The American Scream, following the lives of people obsessed with Halloween and the scaring that comes with it.

The movie focuses on three families within in the same neighbourhood who all share the same passion - redecorating their abodes on October 31st to become haunted houses which their neighbours can then come and visit. Stephenson doesn't shy away from the eccentricity of his subjects, nor does he gloss over the fact that this can be a very expensive and damaging hobby - to both the families and bank balances.

Stephenson carefully chooses his subjects to show three different sides to the art of being a haunter. Arguably the film is centred around Victor,
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Watch: First Trailer for Nerdist's First Comedy Feature 'Zero Charisma'

"No, you and your friends sitting in there pretending to be elves and fairies, that's what's disturbing." From the popular podcast Nerdist, featuring comedian Chris Hardwick, comes their first feature length film, Zero Charisma, and it's right in their wheelhouse. A manchild of a nerd (Sam Eidson) living with his grandmother finds his comfy position as the Game Master of a role-playing game threatened when a hipster nerd named Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the group and becomes the coolest kid at the table. This looks like a hilarious, low budget comedy with all the right notes to hit with nerds and general audiences. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews' Zero Charisma, originally from Apple: And here's the epic poster for the nerdy comedy: Katie Graham (cinematographer on The American Scream) and Andrew Matthews (editor of The Best Worst Movie) enter narrative filmmaking as directors of the comedy Zero Charisma,
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 - Flickering Myth's Picks

Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen looks at his picks for this year's Film4 FrightFest....

We are just one week away from this year’s Film4 FightFest in London! Now in its 14th year, thousands of horror fans are flocking to London’s West End to see some of the genre’s premieres and previews as well as guest appearances and signings.

Flickering Myth will be covering as many of the films as possible during the festival, but if you’re planning on coming down, here are some of our most anticipated movies.

(by the way, if you are planning on going, buy your tickets as they are selling out fast!)

The Dead 2: India

Opening Frightfest this year, The Dead 2: India is the sequel to the Ford Brother’s critically acclaimed and award-winning The Dead which saw its premiere at Frightfest back in 2010. The sequel sees British turbine engineer
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Fantasia Film Festival: ‘Zero Charisma’ – one of the best American indies this year

  • SoundOnSight
Zero Charisma

Directed by Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews

Written by Andrew Matthews

2013, USA

This micro-budget, homespun geeksploitation comedy about a Metal-loving game master named Scott Weidemeyer, plunges so deep into the heart of nerd culture, it might just be the best Geek film in years. Zero Charisma simultaneously, ridicules and celebrates Dungeons & Dragons-style role playing through the eyes of a neurotic Game Master who lives in his grandmother’s house, works a lousy job at a donut shop, and spends all his free time as the supreme Game Master guiding his role-players through a journey of fantasy and adventure in a game he’s spent three years working on. However, when one of his buddies leaves the group after his wife threatens for divorce, neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins in, making Scott extremely jealous of the admiration his colleagues have for him. Tensions rise and friendships are tested
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 Image Explosion: Cheap Thrills, Odd Thomas, The Conspiracy, Wither

A fresh crop of new images from several of the flicks playing at this year's Film4 FrightFest have come our way and we're dishing 'em right here to ya! Check out new eye candy for Cheap Thrills, Odd Thomas, The Conspiracy, and Wither.

From the Press Release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, is delighted to unveil its biggest lineup in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, and more.

From the press release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers,
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Full Film4 FrightFest 2013 Line Up Announced!

While we may have already learned the opening and closing night titles for London’s FrightFest festival, we can now give you details of all the exciting and goresome efforts being slashed across the cinema in Leicester Square during August. The following press release gives all the details of the titles being showcased, as well as how you’ll be able to attend. So, if you like your blood curdled via ghastly ghosts, monstrous maniacs and vicious vampires, make sure you get yourself there!

Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, new FrightFest Xtra strand and films from five continents marks biggest genre global invasion ever

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, is delighted to unveil its biggest line-up in history.
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UK's 2013 Film4 FrightFest Lineup Promises Biggest Genre Global Invasion Ever!

  • Dread Central
If you've been jealous of our UK brothers and sisters in years past because of the incredible lineup offered by the Film4 FrightFest, well, you ain't seen nothing yet! Check out what they have on the menu for 2013 along with a ridiculous amount of new images from several of the films.

From the Press Release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, is delighted to unveil its biggest lineup in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also
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FrightFest unveils biggest line-up

  • ScreenDaily
FrightFest unveils biggest line-up
The 14th edition of London-based genre festival to screen record 51 films across August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug 22-26) with ten world premieres; UK premieres include Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are [pictured].

Film4 FrightFest has announced its biggest ever lineup for its upcoming 14th edition, taking place at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square from Aug 22-26.

In total, this year’s edition will screen 51 films across three screens, while the new FrightFest Xtra strand will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the festival’s most popular films. Eleven countries are represented from five continents with a record-breaking 33 UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

Alongside the previously announced opening film The Dead 2: India, other world premieres at this year’s FrightFest include Blair Erickson’s Banshee Chapter (produced by Zachary Quinto), Kit Ryan’s Dementamania, Cody Calahan’s Antisocial and Juanra Fernández’s For Elisa.

European premieres
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Film4 FrightFest unveils biggest ever lineup

  • ScreenDaily
Film4 FrightFest unveils biggest ever lineup
14th edition of London-based genre festival to screen record 51 films across August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug 22-26) with ten world premieres; UK premieres include Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are [pictured].

Film4 FrightFest has announced its biggest ever lineup for its upcoming 14th edition, taking place at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square from Aug 22-26.

In total, this year’s edition will screen 51 films across three screens, while the new FrightFest Xtra strand will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the festival’s most popular films. Eleven countries are represented from five continents with a record-breaking 33 UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

Alongside the previously announced opening film The Dead 2: India, other world premieres at this year’s FrightFest include Blair Erickson’s Banshee Chapter (produced by Zachary Quinto), Kit Ryan’s Dementamania, Cody Calahan’s Antisocial and Juanra Fernández’s For Elisa.

European premieres
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Full Frightfest line-up revealed

The full line-up for this year's Film4 Frightfest was announced today. With The Dead 2: India headlining, highlights will include the return of everyone's favourite demonic doll in Curse Of Chucky, plague horror Antisocial and Renny Harlin thriller The Dyatlov Pass Incident. Mutants and monsters populate Frankenstein's Army and Outpost 3: Rise Of The Spetsnaz while there are documentary delights to be found as haunted house fans go head to head in The American Scream.

This year's festival has a strong retrospective strand with classics The Fall Of The House Of Usher and Wake In Fright. The guest list is yet to be announced but there are hints that it could include some very high profile figures. The Quiz From Hell will return once again and there will bee assorted small competitions and give-aways.

"Fourteen years down the line from our seminal start in 2000, the ambitions of the Film4 FrightFest.
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Check out a new Haunt Doc called ‘Monsters Wanted’

I know I have said it before so I’ll try and refrain from repeating myself too much. I love haunted attractions and even moreso, home haunts. Every Halloween I would dress up my mother’s yard to scare kids and even their parents on one of my favorite holidays. Last year, you might remember us talking about a documentary that aired on Chiller called The American Scream, which premiered at Fantastic Fest. While that film took a look at the people who make home haunts in their front & backyards, the new documentary, Monsters Wanted, takes a look at the organizers of a outdoor haunted attraction.

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Synopsis

In early 2011, Rich Teachout quit his lucrative job to focus on creating a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction. He and his partner Janel dedicated every moment, ounce of energy, and dollar to making their “Scream Park” a reality. “Monsters Wanted” is the story of
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