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Exclusive: Director Scott Derrickson on the Sounds of 'Sinister'

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Exclusive: Director Scott Derrickson on the Sounds of 'Sinister'
Sinister scored big last weekend at the box office, and for good reason: it's seriously scary, in all the right ways. (If you haven't had a chance to see it, be sure to catch it this weekend, and beware of mild spoilers below.) When I first saw the film at Fantastic Fest, I was haunted by the amazing score by Christopher Young (Hellraiser) and the unsettling sound design by Dane Davis... and although I didn't know it at the time, an assortment of original music by many experimental bands and dark ambient music artists. Director Scott Derrickson has revealed to us that impressive lineup, and how he discovered them. FEARnet: How did you arrive at your decision to use existing tracks from experimental bands for certain scenes? Scott: I decided very early on that I wanted the Super 8 films to play full screen with music. I spent several long days,
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Amazon and Denali Covens Meet with Bella and Edward Photo

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Amazon and Denali Covens Meet with Bella and Edward Photo
MTV has debuted a number of new photos in its Fall Movie Preview. First up, we get two new looks at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. The first image finds Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) meeting up with members of the Amazon (Judith Shekoni and Tracey Heggins) and Denali (Christian Camargo and Casey Labow) covens. Then, we get a solo shot of Edward Cullen as he traverses the cold moutain country of the great North West in search of his one true love (which is, I'm guessing, a cold can of Rainier Beer). Check them both out, and then read on for some new comments from director Bill Condon.

In debuting these two new photos, Director Bill Condon had this to offer about the film's running time.

"The running time is one hour and 56 minutes, one minute shorter than the first one and as such,
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Breaking Dawn Director Bill Condon Gets Us Hyped For Vampire FX

For some of you, the pinnacle of all things Twilight was the honeymoon scene in Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Personally, I’ve been dying for the ultimate Cullen-Volturi showdown since, oh, August 2008. It sounds like the folks behind the film were looking forward to it too. In an interview with MTV News, director Bill Condon gave a few details about some of the effects that they’re employing to illustrate the vampires’ various supernatural abilities. And we thought we couldn’t be more excited for this movie.

“Oh man, there are so many [effects] that are so beautiful,” he said. “I love the way, it’s very creepy, but I love the way that Alec’s mist looks. He has that mist that can make you blind, deaf and dumb, so that’s looking really good. It feels like the best Hammer [horror] movie you’ve ever seen. It’s a little different
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A Pair of New Stills from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2; Bill Condon Provides an Update

It's MTV's 2012 Fall Movie Preview Week so of course they landed a few new images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and also an update from the director.

Here are some highlights of what Bill Condon told the site; for more be sure to hit the link at the bottom of the page:

On what stage of post-production the film is in:

We're at the stage of mixing and doing color timing and adding that last big bunch of visual effects shots, and that's where it gets complicated because the [most challenging] ones always come in last, so it's just making sure that they look as good as they can...

On his favorite FX shot:

It's very creepy, but I love the way that Alec's mist looks. He has that mist that can make you blind, deaf and dumb, so that's looking really good. It feels like the best Hammer [horror] movie you've ever seen.
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Geek Deals: The Ultimate Matrix Blu-ray Collection $25.49, It’s a Wonderful Life for 8.99 DVD, $13.99 Blu-ray

Geek Deals: The Ultimate Matrix Blu-ray Collection $25.49, It’s a Wonderful Life for 8.99 DVD, $13.99 Blu-ray
[1] Today's Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray for $25.49 [2] ($65 msrp). The Gold Box Deal of the Day is only good for 24 hours and will disappear at midnight. So act fast. This seven-disc collection contains the complete Matrix Trilogy in high definition video and lossless high definition 5.1 audio (Dolby TrueHD) — each with hours of special features including Whv's ground-breaking In-Movie Experience. The Animatrix, the nine-part anime film, three additional bonus discs include more than 35 hours of additional features and a digital copy of The Matrix. Full list of special features after the jump. Also, they have a one day only deal on It's A Wonderful Life, selling the Blu-ray for only $13.99 [3] ($30 msrp) and the two disc collector's DVD set for only $8.99 [4] ($20 msrp). Disc #1 - The Matrix (1999) In-Movie Experience Written introduction by the Wachowski brothers Philosophers commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber Critics commentary by Todd McCarthy,
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Geek Deal: The Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray for $26.99

Geek Deal: The Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray for $26.99
[1] Today's Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray for $26.99 [2], 58% off the $65 msrp. The Gold Box Deal of the Day is only good for 24 hours and will disappear at midnight. So act fast. This seven-disc collection contains the complete Matrix Trilogy in high definition video and lossless high definition 5.1 audio (Dolby TrueHD) — each with hours of special features including Whv's ground-breaking In-Movie Experience. The Animatrix, the nine-part anime film, three additional bonus discs include more than 35 hours of additional features and a digital copy of The Matrix. Full list of special features after the jump. Disc #1 - The Matrix (1999) In-Movie Experience Written introduction by the Wachowski brothers Philosophers commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber Critics commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson Cast and crew commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta Composer commentary by Don Davis with music-only track The Matrix Revisited
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