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Edgar Wright’s 100 Favorite Horror Movies, From ‘Nosferatu’ to ‘The Witch’

Edgar Wright’s 100 Favorite Horror Movies, From ‘Nosferatu’ to ‘The Witch’
Your ultimate Halloween horror movie binge is here. Edgar Wright has joined forces with Mubi to list his 100 favorite horror movies, and the collection is full of classics and surprising choices that range from 1922 to 2016. The director, who himself has given the genre a classic title thanks to “Shaun of the Dead,” names recent horror hits like “Raw,” “The Witch,” and “Train to Busan,” as well as classics from horror masters James Whale and Mario Bava.

Read More:Edgar Wright’s 40 Favorite Movies Ever Made (Right Now): ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Suspiria’ and More

Wright wrote an introduction to his list, in which he makes it clear this is simply a list of 100 favorite titles and not his definitive list of the best horror films ever. You can read Wright’s statement below:

Here, for Halloween, is a chronological list of my favorite horror movies. It’s not in any way
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Ten Classic Scary Movies For Halloween

I have known for years, many people will not watch black and white movies, of any kind. It has to be color and no older than 10 years, preferably movies made this year, or last year. I have had people look at me with astonishment when I tell them I not only watch black and white movies regularly but even silent movies. I’ve had people admit they didn’t know movies were being made in 1927, much less 1915.

So for this Hallowe’en, when movie geeks thoughts turn to scary movies here is my personal and eclectic list of great, old, scary movies, filmed in glorious black and white.

10. Nosferatu 1922

The Great Grand Daddy of all Dracula movies, and the template for every vampire movie ever made, the first, one of the best and still creepy, even if you’ve seen it repeatedly. A silent masterpiece by Fw Murnau and with
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The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration Home Media Release Details & Cover Art

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He played iconic roles like Frankenstein's monster and Imhotep (aka The Mummy), but Boris Karloff also instilled life in so many other intriguing characters, including Morgan in The Old Dark House, coming to Blu-ray (in a 4K restoration), DVD, and digital platforms this October from the Cohen Film Collection:

Press Release: Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that the landmark thriller The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, will be released by the Cohen Film Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on October 24, 2017. The home video release features the dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel Benighted, this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In The Old Dark House, Whale puts a surprising spin on
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The Forgotten: Howard Hawks' "Tiger Shark" (1932)

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The critical consensus about Howard Hawks' themes and talents strikes me as bang on. The Cahiers critics identified him as a classic auteur, continually exploring characters and situations he had an affinity for, and in a consistent style. The surprise is it took so long for style and characters to come together to form the Hawks we know: his best early films are outliers, and only gradually did he come to explore the kind of group dynamics, sexual sparring and codes of professionalism with which he's now justly associated.Early 1930s Hawks just isn't quite all there yet, but you can see lots of Hawksian characters and themes struggling to come together and be their ideal selves.This one has Edward G. Robinson as a "Portagee" fisherman with a Chico Marx accent and an earring. For some reason, Hawks didn't really connect effectively with the urban tough guy actors until Bogart came his way,
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Metallica's Kirk Hammett Unveils His Massive Horror Movie Poster Collection

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Unveils His Massive Horror Movie Poster Collection
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is a huge fan of horror movies, which should come as no surprise for fans of the shredder. Hammett often plays guitars with classic horror icons painted on them including Boris Karloff as The Mummy, Bela Lugosi's Tales of the Dead, and Dracula to name a few. The guitarist has collected classic horror posters and memorabilia since 1987 and has amassed quite the collection of the past 30 years. Hammett and Salem, Massachusetts' Peabody Essex Museum have teamed up to display over 100 pieces from the guitarist's private collection to be put on display from August 12th through November 26th.

Before the museum came to safely take Hammett's art from his walls, he had the classic posters up in nearly every room of his home. The guitarist said that he would put a guitar and amplifier in each room just in case the images from the posters sparked
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Catalog From The Beyond: The Ghoul (1933)

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Universal’s explosion of the horror genre in the 1930s gave us two legendary actors in Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Lugosi, who I’ve covered before in this column, was the leading-man type in that whomever he played, he was still pretty much Bela Lugosi (arguments could be made either way as to whether this was to his benefit or his detriment). Karloff, however, often had a tendency to get lost in his roles. Granted, part of this was done via the magic of FX. In movies like Frankenstein and The Mummy, Jack Pierce covered Karloff in enough prosthetics to make him unrecognizable. But credit must also be given to Karloff’s performances. Few people could pull off his take as Frankenstein’s monster where even with his face completely covered, and not a word of dialogue in script, he still managed to make this hulking monster come across as sympathetic.
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Mark Cerulli Reviews "The Mummy" Starring Tom Cruise

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By Mark Cerulli

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s fondly remembers “Chiller Theater” playing on Wpix in the NY area. Chiller introduced me to all the Universal classics – Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and, of course, Karloff’s 1932 addition, The Mummy. Universal’s new re-imagining of their beloved classic isn’t that Mummy, not by a long shot– but we’re in a different time and a different world, so why not?

This new Mummy stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, an Army commando/antiquities raider who finds and sells priceless relics on the black market. He’s stolen a map from a lovely, combative British archaeologist (Annabelle Wallis) that leads him to modern day, ultra dangerous Iraq. After he and his Army bro (Jake Johnson) call in an airstrike to save them from insurgents, a missile blast reveals the hidden tomb of Ahmanet, an Egyptian Princess who murdered her
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'The Mummy' Review: First of 'Dark Universe' Reboots Is a Monster Fail

'The Mummy' Review: First of 'Dark Universe' Reboots Is a Monster Fail
How meh is The Mummy? Let me count the ways. For all the huffing and puffing and digital desperation from overworked computers, this reboot lands onscreen with a resounding thud. Tom Cruise should have played the Mummy – that way his face would be swathed in bandages and his fans wouldn't have to see him sweat so hard to get this lumbering loser off the ground.

In a gender flip, the title role originated by Boris Karloff in 1932 is played by Algerian actress Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service). She's Ahmanet,
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The Mummy Review

Author: Stefan Pape

The Mummy franchise was first kickstarted back in 1932 with Boris Karloff, only to then be reignited in the 90s, is a cinematic stomping ground that thrives in its elusive nature, with an Indiana Jones-like approach, setting our protagonists on a path of mystery; puzzle breaking, finding clues and overcoming riddles. Rebooted (again) with Alex Kurtzman now at the helm, instead the film takes on the form of a rather more generic, survival horror flick. As the first film in the new Universal Monster Universe, it’s also left with the burden of world building, and while necessary in parts, this responsibility also drags the film down, transpiring in a tedious, disengaging production.

Tom Cruise plays Nick Morton – an opportunist soldier-cum-thief who, alongside his trusty, if somewhat apprehensive sidekick Chris Vail (Jake Johnson), stumbles across an ancient Egyptian tomb while serving in the Middle East. Calling upon the
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Exclusive: Sofia Boutella on why she changed her mind on appearing in The Mummy

Author: Stefan Pape

Going in to this interview, we had assumed by asking Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek) on playing the eponymous antagonist in this rebooting of The Mummy franchise, she’d list off all the reasons why it was a role she couldn’t turn down. But we were wrong – for the actress instead rejected the part initially, only to be won round before donning the terrifying attire of this treasured cinematic villain.

“I said no, I was afraid to play a monster, weirdly enough. I was afraid of playing a monster who just walks around scaring people with no depth, because in the original, which I’m a massive fan of, and loved growing up watching, what I love are the layers you see Boris Karloff give to the character to make it relevant to the story and circumstances. We don’y exactly know the story but it
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Universal’s Dark Universe Is Explained In This Awesome New Video

I may be a bit skeptical about The Mummy and Universal’s attempt to take a bite of the shared universe fad via their classic horror properties in what they’re calling the Dark Universe, but I have to admit that this companion featurette they’ve put together is pretty cool. It’s chock full of clips from the classic movies they’re remaking, paired together with the creative minds behind the universe hyping up what’s to come.

Along the way, we see snippets of James Whale’s Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, George Waggner’s The Wolfman, Jack Arnold’s Creature from the Black Lagoon and Karl Freund’s The Mummy, all edited together in a modern style. While I grant that they’re cherrypicking the best shots from these films, it’s remarkable how great they look stacked up. It’s particularly nice to
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Javier Bardem Confirms Talks To Play Classic Monster Role

Javier Bardem is one of my favorite actors to see on the big screen. From his Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in No Country For Old Men, to his role as a James Bond villain in Skyfall, Bardem always puts on quite a show. He will hit the big screen again this Friday in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales as the vengeful Captain Armando Salazar. Now thanks to CinemaBlend, we have word on what might be his next role.

We know that next month Universal is going to be launching its classic monsters cinematic universe with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Russell Crowe. The studio has spent a lot of time planning this timeless universe out. Already having two other films scheduled one for April 13, 2018 and the other for February 15, 2019. Although the features
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May 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Dracula and The Mummy Legacy Collections

May has been a great month for horror and sci-fi releases so far, and this Tuesday looks to be another great week for fans looking to expand their home entertainment collections.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing home the latest installment in the Resident Evil franchise on May 16th, with several types of releases for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, as well as Resident Evil: The Complete Collection, which brings all the films in the series together.

Scream Factory is keeping busy with their two rat-tastic cult Blu-ray titles on Tuesday, Willard and Ben, and with the new Mummy movie coming our way, Universal has assembled several Universal Monsters box sets that classic horror fans are going to want to pick up this week.

Ben (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

Ben is back! When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats,
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Competition: Win the complete Universal Monsters on Blu-ray!

Universal Pictures’ classic monsters are available now on Blu-ray in four bonus-packed box sets; The Mummy Legacy Collection, The Frankenstein Legacy Collection, The Dracula Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man Legacy Collection. And we have two complete sets on Blu-ray to giveaway… Yes, Two!!

The Mummy Legacy Collection

All 6 Films From The Legacy Of The Original Mummy Includes: The Mummy (1932), The Mummy’S Hand (1940), The Mummy’S Tomb (1942), The Mummy’S Ghost (1944), The Mummy’S Curse (1944), and Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)

The original Mummy is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue
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Universal unleashes the Classic Monsters with The Legacy Collection

As Universal Pictures prepares to launch its shared Monster universe with the upcoming release of The Mummy, the studio has opened the vault and unleashed the Classic Monsters with the release of the Legacy Collections, four Blu-ray box-sets for The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man, which features 27 classic movies, 22 of which have never been released on Blu-ray before.

Here’s the full product details for these rather fantastic collections…

The Mummy Legacy Collection

The Mummy (1932)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy* (1955)

The Mummy’s Hand* (1940)

The Mummy’s Tomb* (1942)

The Mummy’s Ghost* (1944)

The Mummy’s Curse* ((1944)

Special Features

The Mummy Feature Commentary with Film Historian Paul Jensen

– Mummy Dearest Featurette

– He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce

Universal Horror (narrated by Kenneth Branagh)

– Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy

The Frankenstein Legacy Collection

Frankenstein (1931)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Son of Frankenstein* (1939)

– Ghost of Frankenstein
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Universal Monsters: Beauty & The Beast Helmer Bill Condon In Talks To Direct Bride Of Frankenstein

In a few months, we will be getting a reboot of the Universal monster franchise, The Mummy. This film will kick off a shared universe of monsters that contain such iconic characters as the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the creature from the Black Lagoon, and of course, Dracula.

We’ve only seen a teaser and a trailer for one film thus far, but Universal is still starting to put all the other pieces in place in case of success. We already know they’re starting work on other films like The Wolf Man and Van Helsing, but it sounds like they’re already taking some pretty big steps for another film of theirs, Bride of Frankenstein.

According to a new report from Deadline, Bill Condon, the man behind Disney’s latest $1 billion hit Beauty and the Beast, is currently in talks with Universal to helm the adaptation
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Beauty and the Beast director looks at Bride Of Frankenstein

Bill Condon, who brought Beauty and the Beast to the big screen this year (a film which has now taken over $1 billion at the worldwide box-office), is looking at another big franchise for his next work. Condon may direct Bride Of Frankenstein for Universal, another film in their planned Monsters Universe which kicks off this summer with The Mummy.

Deadline reports the news that Condon, who also directed Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2, is in talks for the big-budget movie, which is produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan from a script by David Koepp.

The film is said to have a feminist angle on the classic tale, which originally starred Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff in 1935.

More news as we get it.

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Beauty And The Beast Director Sets Sights on New Bride Of Frankenstein Film

Bill Condon recently brought an iconic creature to life on the big screen in the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, and with that film passing the $1 billion milestone at the global box office, the filmmaker could be entering the world of Universal Monsters for his next project.

Deadline reports that Condon is in "early talks" to direct a new Bride of Frankenstein movie for Universal Pictures.

No official deal has been made, but Deadline reveals that both sides are "excited" about teaming up for the film, which would join the upcoming The Mummy (hitting theaters June 9th), the in-the-works Creature from the Black Lagoon, and other projects (including one on Van Helsing) that are part of the revamped Universal Monsters shared cinematic world.

It's also worth noting that The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) is one of Condon's most-loved classic monster films, according to Deadline. The original film starred Elsa Lanchester
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Bill Condon In Talks To Direct The Bride Of Frankenstein

Hot off the success of the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is now sitting at $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Bill Condon is in talks with Universal to direct their remake of The Bride of Frankenstein. The project is part of the studio’s new cinematic universe, one which features all of their classic monsters and kicks off shortly with the release of The Mummy. From there, we’ll also be getting The Invisible Man, Van Helsing, Creature from the Black Lagoon and many more.

On board to produce The Bride of Frankenstein are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with a script from David Koepp that apparently has “kind of a feminist bent to the new story.” The original, which released in 1935 and was directed by James Whale, is a classic of the genre and starred Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. There’s no word yet on casting for the remake,
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‘The Mummy’ paints it black in newly released trailer

The first time movie audiences were introduced to The Mummy was back in 1932. Played by Boris Karloff, the monster formed part of the now iconic Universal Monsters franchise. Now, almost a hundred years later the studio is once again being exhumed. The series looks to have had quite the face-lift as Tom Cruise will now take on the evil Egyptian, this time played by Sofia Boutella.

Directed by Alex Kurtzman, this will be a modern telling of the story and will see Cruise share the screen with Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis. Check out the latest trailer now:

As you can see, we really are a long way from the shuffle-and-moan days. This is a bang up to date Cruise action flick that has summer blockbuster written all over it. Kurtzman may be relatively new to the directing world, but he did write the Star Trek reboot, so he has
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