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Filthy and Fine! The Best Shots of Ash vs. Evil Dead

The Evil Dead franchise is my all time favorite horror series, which evolves its mythos with each entry. Of course, the original Evil Dead has been just a straight-up horror film, but thanks to the fateful meeting of filmmaker Scott Spiegel, director Sam Raimi took the franchise into a strange comedic territory, using slapstick while still keeping the tones of sheer terror. What […]

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2018 Oscar Previews: Part 2

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday March 4th at 7pm Eastern time. Here is the continuation of our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

For Part 1 of our 2018 Oscars Previews, click here.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries,
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Script For Canned Halloween Sequel Surfaces Online

In the opinion of this writer, it’s about time that somebody put out a guide to the Halloween series that’ll help general moviegoers make sense of it. Sure, you and I may know all the specifics, but the timeline is choppier than that of even the X-Men franchise.

Long story short, we had the first six films (well, we should probably exclude Season of the Witch) that remained canonical for the longest time, before H20 disregarded all but the first two, with Resurrection serving as its sequel. Then, Rob Zombie hit the reset button in 2007 as he helmed two pictures set in a universe all their own. And, now, Blumhouse is readying a new take that follows only the 1978 original. Seriously, what the hell?!

Personally, I thought 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers to be one of the low points in the series, what with its goofy chosen one-style storyline.
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Watch Bruce Campbell Tame Snakes in Rare 1984 TV Commercial

Watch Bruce Campbell Tame Snakes in Rare 1984 TV Commercial
When The Evil Dead was released in 1981, it helped launched the careers of star Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, but long before that club hit, the actor and star made a slew of short films with their high school friends Scott Spiegel and Bill Ward. These shorts were showcased with a new DVD set released in August called Super 8 Shorts, with a second volume just now being released. Along with 11 new short films, many of which have never been publicly released before, this set also features some of Bruce Campbell's early TV commercials, including one you can see below for a Michigan radio station from 1984, three years after the first Evil Dead movie. Here's a description of these DVD sets below, outlining some of the history behind these filmmakers.

"While many have seen the iconic horror movie The Evil Dead, and its sequels Evil Dead II & Army Of Darkness,
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Go Pre-Evil Dead with Scott Spiegel and Bill Ward’s Super 8 Shorts – Available Now! Must Watch Videos Right Here!

Bruce Campbell doing radio commercials for TV? Pre-Evil Dead shorts? If you’re looking to add one of the most compelling collections of horror history to your home video collections… Look No Further! Read on for details and a sampling of… Continue Reading →

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Check Out This Pre Evil Dead Bruce Campbell Short Curse Of The Werewolf

Before they made the cult classic Evil Dead, the key people behind the film were at work making tons of Super-8 shorts in hopes of getting any of their projects made into a film. Those projects haven't been available to own, until now. Scott Spiegel, who directed Evil Dead 2 has gotten together with Bill Ward and collected a compilation of those shorts and packaged it into a DVD compilation titled Before The Evil Dead: The Super-8 Short Films. 

The DVD contains 11 shorts created before the film that feature Bruce Campbell, and other faces you might remember. This short below "Curse Of The Werewolf" is one of them. I can't really say it's good, but I can say that I can see the influence that would eventually go on to create the Evil Dead franchise. Check it out below. Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the heads up!
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Quentin Tarantino’s 9 Strangest and Most Surprising Movie Projects

Quentin Tarantino’s 9 Strangest and Most Surprising Movie Projects
When you think of Quentin Tarantino, classic films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Django Unchained” certainly come to mind. But what about the critically reviled “Saturday Night Live” sketch adaptation “It’s Pat”? Or the Michael Bay Alcatraz action movie “The Rock”? Tarantino’s fingerprints have been all over the movies ever since his breakout debut in 1992, and some of his projects are way more bizarre than others.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Wants Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence For New Movie, And They Shouldn’t Resist

The director is currently getting together his ninth feature, which will be his penultimate effort behind the camera if his retirement talks are to be believed. Sources say Tarantino is putting together a drama involving the Manson family murders and that he’s eyeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence to star. As the filmmakers looks to the future for his next project, we
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Horror Highlights: Horror Library Volume 6 Excerpt, Exclusive Besetment Clip, Death Camp, Living Dead Dolls Resurrection XI, The Dead Next Door Blu-ray, Light Dawning

Kicking off today's Highlights is an excerpt from 's Horror Library Volume 6. Also: a new exclusive clip from Besetment, Death Camp foreign distribution details, a Living Dead Dolls Resurrection XI teaser video, The Dead Next Door Blu-ray release details, and information on Ty Arthur's new novel, Light Dawning.

Read an Excerpt from Horror Library Volume 6: Horror Library Volume 6 is now available from Cutting Block Books:

From Amazon: "The multiple Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library anthology series is back!

Shepherded by new editor Eric J. Guignard -- himself a past Stoker winner -- Horror Library Volume 6 is imbued with a new level of literary energy and purpose. It features 27 brand new horror short stories, written by 27 different authors, including well-known pros and up-and-coming new talents.

As always, if you'd like a snapshot of where modern literary horror fiction is headed, you've found the right book.

Don't miss Horror Library
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Getting a Grip on ‘Evil Dead II’

Celebrating 30 years worth of fanaticism and community in the cult of Ashley ‘Ash’ Williams.

Thanks to our Star Trekian utopia of VOD insta-satisfaction (“Number One, slap The Greasy Strangler on the view screen!”), it’s becoming difficult to remember the ruthless savagery of that bygone VHS hunt. I spent far too many days roaming my hometown and neighboring cities chasing down lesser-known Kurosawas, the Critters sequels, and the seemingly always elusive pre-Mad Max apocalyptic mindfuck, A Boy and His Dog. Too often I had to settle for less, and rewatch Police Academy 4 instead of the highbrow hilarity of Zapped! cuz some other Scott Baio devotee had the local Power Video on stakeout. If your tastes in cinema aligned with the Blockbuster new release guarantee then you were golden, but us degenerates with a predilection for Roger Corman, and movies made before our births were doomed to the endless quest. Which, of
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The Police Musician Andy Summers Joins Horror Movie ‘The Temple’ (Exclusive)

The Police Musician Andy Summers Joins Horror Movie ‘The Temple’ (Exclusive)
London — Musician Andy Summers, formerly of the band The Police, has joined the cast of Scott Spiegel’s supernatural horror movie “The Temple,” which is set to become the first Western film to be shot in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

The movie tells the story of a tough policewoman who is sent to investigate the robbery of a temple near a remote village, where she is confronted by wary villagers and a snooping American TV crew.

The cast includes Ian Buchanan (“Panic Room”), Emrhys Cooper (“Person of Interest”) and Keith Jefferson (“The Hateful Eight”). Other thesps include Charlotte Price (“Wild in Blue,” “The Sex Trip”) and Bhutanese actress Kinley Pelden.

Principal photography starts in Bhutan on Jan. 20. Pic is produced by Happy Himalayan Pictures and Dream It Productions, and is co-produced by Suzanne Patrick, Pelden, Cooper and Donald A. Barton.
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12 sci-fi and horror shorts turned into feature films

From low-budget dystopias to grungy horror, here are 12 shorts that became films such as Evil Dead, Twelve Monkeys and The Babadook.

The best story ideas are often the simple and pure ones. It's little wonder, then, that so many filmmakers and storytellers start by making short films - after all, if you can tell a good story in just a few minutes, you might be talented enough to make a feature.

Cinema history is full of stories about young filmmakers getting their start by making low-budget shorts. James Cameron famously made Xenogenesis, a sci-fi short which contained lots of things that would appear in his later feature films: a giant robot with big tank tracks, a cyborg, and a heroine at the helm of a hard-hitting mecha.

The short films below vary wildly, from two-minute chillers to 30-minute post-apocalyptic science fiction, but each of them are watchable for their own reasons,
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Indie Spotlight: Ghost Trek, Kane Hodder, The Kiss, State of Desolation

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a full episode of Ghost Trek, first details on a Kane Hodder figurine by DeConte Figures & Collectibles, a new State of Desolation poster, a casting update from Welcome to Purgatory, distribution details from Dark Was the Night, a trailer for What’s Kind About the Dark, and much more:

Watch Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown: “Ghost Trek is an episodic supernatural-comedy series that follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (Puds) as they investigate haunts across the U.S. and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building, and bong hits – all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video. The series is not a “parody” of paranormal reality shows, Admittedly, Ghost Trek pokes fun at all the ghost hunting programs but
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Peter Stormare Gets a Welcome to Purgatory

Around these parts we love us some Peter Stormare. This guy can do creepy and evil with The Best of 'em so it only makes sense that he join the ever-growing cast of the new flick from Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead) entitled Welcome to Purgatory. Read on for the latest.

Cupsogue Pictures announced today that Stormare will be playing Lucius, one of the main antagonists in the flick. He joins the previously announced Bruce Campbell, Stephen Marcus, and James Buckley for the feature, which is set to take us deep into the bowels of Hell.

Though Campbell's role hasn't yet been revealed, Buckley will play Luke, a petty thief who doesn’t have much luck, even in the Afterlife. Along with his partner-in-crime, Charlie (Marcus), they try to make the best of every bad situation in Purgatory but with little success.

Directed by Gene Fallaize, the film also stars Jillian Murray,
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Indie Spotlight

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart,
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Bruce Campbell Heads Into the Afterlife in Welcome to Purgatory

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Bruce Campbell Heads Into the Afterlife in Welcome to Purgatory
Last month we learned that Evil Dead 2 co-writer Scott Spiegel is producing an upcoming film called Welcome to Purgatory, and today the exciting announcement has been made that Spiegel's most badass buddy has joined the cast. Read on, fiends! Cupsogue Pictures has revealed that both Bruce Campbell and James Buckley have joined the cast of the feature, which is set to take us deep into the bowels of Hell.

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Bruce Campbell Heads Into the Afterlife in Welcome to Purgatory

Last month we learned that Evil Dead 2 co-writer Scott Spiegel is producing an upcoming film called Welcome to Purgatory, and today the exciting announcement has been made that Spiegel's most badass buddy has joined the cast. Read on, fiends!

Cupsogue Pictures has revealed that both Bruce Campbell and James Buckley have joined the cast of the feature, which is set to take us deep into the bowels of Hell.

Though Campbell's role hasn't yet been revealed, Buckley will play Luke, a petty thief who doesn’t have much luck, even in the Afterlife. Along with his partner-in-crime, Charlie (Stephen Marcus), they try to make the best of every bad situation in Purgatory, but with little success.

Directed by Gene Fallaize, the film also stars Jillian Murray, Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tony Cook and Tory Kittles.

Tony Cook and Fallaize are producing the picture for Cupsogue Pictures, which was written by Marcus Ako & Tony Cook.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new poster for L.A. Slasher, details on Headless, casting update on Welcome to Purgatory, trailers for Truth or Dare and Red Sleep, and more:

New Poster for L.A. Slasher: “Sales agency Circus Road Films has picked up Martin Owen’s horror/satire feature “L.A. Slasher.” Glenn Reynolds’ Circus Road is handling domestic sales. The film stars Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (“Riddick”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight), Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”) and Marisa Lauren (“Superhero Movie”), with the of voice of Andy Dick (“News Radio”) as the ‘L.A. Slasher’.

Produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (“Girls Against Boys”), “L.A. Slasher” is a biting, social satire about reality TV and the
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Scott Spiegel-Produced Welcome to Purgatory Takes You to the Afterlife with Jillian Murray

Scott Spiegel has had his hands in many different cookie jars throughout his unique career, most notably serving as the co-writer of Evil Dead 2. Up next he's putting on his producer hat and sending us all straight to Hell.

Some quick casting news has arrived for Welcome to Purgatory as Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Jillian Murray (pictured; The Graves, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), Nathan Jones, Jack O’Halloran, Tony Cook, Tory Kittles and Stephen Marcus are set to appear in the film directed by Gene Fallaize.

According to the IMDb, a sequel, Welcome to Purgatory II: The Journey to Hell, is already planned with Fallaize back at the helm.

Check out the artwork below.

Synopsis

Welcome to Purgatory follows three new arrivals – Willis, Taylor (Cook), and Danni (Murray) – as they navigate this fresh vision of the Afterlife, helped along the way by trusty Guardian Paul. They find the afterlife
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TV Review: From Dusk Till Dawn (Episode 2: Blood Runs Thick)

*As always, these From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series reviews will feature quite a few spoilers, so you’ve been warned*

While the pilot episode of El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn TV series did a great job of establishing their version of the Gecko brothers and Earl McGraw (and introduced viewers to the character of Freddie), episode two gave us the new interpretations of the Fuller family. Originally played in the film by Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu, in the TV series, the roles of Jacob Fuller and his kids Kate and Scott, are now played by Robert Patrick (T2, A Fire In The Sky), Madison Davenport and Brandon Soo Hoo.

Following the death of his wife, former minster Jacob is in the middle of taking his kids on a long due road-trip, and in episode 2, we’re introduced to a new subplot involving Kate’s
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series, the first two chapters from the novel Survivor Max, the uncensored trailer for Smothered with Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder, Camp Dread DVD release details, and much more:

First Two Chapters of Survivor Max: “Meet Max, an 11-year old boy who was stuck in another boring day at school when the lock down alarm went off. They were under quarantine. He escaped and made it home, only to discover he’d have to find a way to survive this plague alone. Little did he know his father, his only parent, was among the infected. Slow-moving and non-thinking, the “lamebrains” swarmed his apartment complex, hunting survivors to feed their insatiable hunger for living flesh. Now he must apply his Porcupine
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