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Cinepocalypse 2018 Programming Announced, Including Boogeyman Pop, Malicious, and Lifetime Achievement Award for Ernest R. Dickerson

Chicago's Cinepocalypse is quickly becoming one of the most exciting genre film festivals in North America, and they look to continue their streak of exciting programming celebrating movies from the past and present with their full 2018 programming slate that includes the world premiere of Boogeyman Pop (starring James Paxton), a Lifetime Achievement Award presentation for director Ernest R. Dickerson, and much more:

Press Release: May 17, 2018 - The Music Box Theatre is proud to announce their full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of Cinepocalypse, which will take place June 21 - 28 at Chicago’s majestic Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of their 2018 Feature Film Jury.

Alongside the previously-announced Derrickson and Cargill, the festival is deeply proud to welcome writer-director Lana Wachowski,
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‘Riverdale’ Boss Breaks Down the Making of Their Musical Episode

‘Riverdale’ Boss Breaks Down the Making of Their Musical Episode
The goal of “Riverdale,” according to creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is always to push boundaries. After a second season that saw episodes take on the tone of “Zodiac” in a small town, “Tales From The Darkside,” and “The Godfather,” the CW’s dramatic adaptation of classic Archie Comics characters is getting musical.

“[Our characters] are kids who, even though they get involved in crime and stuff, are still high school kids — and high school kids do musicals every year,” Aguirre-Sacasa tells Variety. “So it feels like, on a show with high school kids, it’s easy to get to [a story where] we’re doing a musical.
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Movie Review – Ghost Stories (2017)

Ghost Stories, 2017.

Directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson.

Starring Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse

Synopsis:

Arch sceptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings’.

With book adaptations, it’s often hard for film reviewers to separate the source material and big screen adaptation if they’ve read and seen both. The same can be said for Ghost Stories, the brainchild of Andy Nyman and unseen League of Gentlemen-er Jeremy Dyson, a film adaptation of their incredibly successful and truly terrifying stage play. Can the film succeed in bringing that same level of tension and scare to a cinema audience? Particularly for those who enjoyed the incredibly terrifying theatre experience.

Ghost Stories, as the title would suggest, tells three different unnerving tales and horror and mystery. The first sees night
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Blumhouse And Hulu Partner For Monthly Horror Anthology Series

Even if some of their films haven’t been your cup of tea, none of us can deny the force in the industry that Blumhouse Productions has become. In the past decade or so, they’ve enthralled audiences with new franchises such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Ouija, The Purge and, my personal favorite, Sinister, to name but a few.

But now, they’re aiming to find new ways of keeping us awake at night, this time via the growing digital streaming market. In fact, they’re pairing with the immensely popular platform Hulu for what Variety describes as being a “new series, part of the Hulu Originals slate, [which] will deliver viewers 12 self-contained stories — a new episode premiering each month over one year.”

Currently, details remain scarce, but despite each episode telling a standalone tale, a connective device is to be expected. Thus, this anthology could end up feeling like Tales from the Darkside
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Black Mirror season 4: Black Museum review

Louisa Mellor Dec 29, 2017

Season 4 ends with a Black Mirror anthology, featuring three nasty stories and Easter Eggs aplenty. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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4.6 Black Museum

“This place aint for the faint-hearted,” warns Rolo Haynes, conscienceless exploiter of other people’s misfortunes and curator of the Black Museum. “I think I can handle it” laughs young tourist Nish.

Oh, she can handle it.

This neatly woven anthology of three mini-stories is anchored by two excellent performances. The first is from British actor Letitia Wright, who’s soon to be seen in Marvel’s Black Panther, the second from the hugely charismatic Douglas Hodge (also British) as Haynes, emcee of this horror show.

The titular Black Museum is a warehouse in the desert outside Las
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Riverdale Season 2 Midseason Report Card: Best New Character, Biggest Letdown & More!

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Another mystery has come to an end in the town of Riverdale, and it has left our characters reeling at the edge of their seats.

Riverdale Season 2 followed the drama of The Black Hood; a serial killer out to cleanse the town of corruption, greed and sin. While the season started off strong with a griping mystery, it had a few missteps along the way that could've derailed the momentum. But did the first batch of episodes work overall?

We're taking a look back and breaking down the first nine episodes of Riverdale Season 2. What worked, what didn't work, and what absolutely needs to be fixed when Riverdale returns in 2018.

Check out the midseason report below! And don't forget, you can watch Riverdale online via TV Fanatic to get caught up on all the past drama.

1. Best Twist: The Black Hood's attacks The mystery of The Black Hood started so
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Black Mirror season 4: Arkangel review

Louisa Mellor Dec 29, 2017

Directed by Jodie Foster, Arkangel is a thought-provoking tale about where to draw the line when protecting children from harm. Spoilers…

This review contains spoilers.

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4.2 Arkangel

Jodie Foster’s first directing gig was on George Romero’s creepy anthology TV show Tales From The Darkside. In 1988, she directed Do Not Open This Box, a sort of revisited version of the old Brothers Grimm tale The Fisherman and his Wife about an avaricious woman who abuses a supernatural gift, and her long-suffering husband. It was a morality story warning against greed and urging viewers to be careful what they wish for.

Almost thirty years later, Foster has come full circle with Black Mirror episode Arkangel. Here, once again, she directs an instalment of a sinister anthology series that poses its viewers an ethical problem.
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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris J. Miller talks ‘Mortuary Massacre’

Mortuary Massacre is a new anthology style horror from writer and director Chris J. Miller, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 26th January. I got chance to ask Chris about how the anthology came together, undertaking multiple role to get the film finished and overcoming several obstacles to get the film finished.

What can we expect from Mortuary Massacre?

Hopefully a bloody good time! It’s an anthology in the vein of the Amicus films, Body Bags (1993) or Creepshow (1982). So, expect a lot of practical makeup effects, some T & A, cannibalism, facial skinning, and even a Nazi zombie shows up to say hello.

How did the ideas for Mortuary Massacre come together as an anthology?

Back in 2011, my writing partner Sean Stearley and I wanted to make a film about a zombie cowboy, but we could never get past the 30-page mark, so
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Promo images for Riverdale Season 2 Episode 8 – ‘House of the Devil’

We’ve already seen a trailer and promo for next week’s eighth episode of Riverdale season 2 [watch them here], and now a batch of images have arrived online for ‘House of the Devil’ which you can check out here…

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Fp Gets Released From Prison — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that Fp (Skeet Ulrich) is getting released from prison, he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life. Meanwhile, Archie (Kj Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) reach a crossroad in their relationship, but are forced to push their issues aside after Jughead and Betty ask them to take over the Black Hood investigation.

See Also: Follow all of our Riverdale coverage here

Riverdale season 2 airs on Wednesdays in the States and on Thursdays in the UK.

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The post Promo
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Riverdale season 2 episode 8 review: House Of The Devil

Chris Cummins Dec 7, 2017

F.P. gets out of jail and Betty takes a walk on the wild side in an uneven outing of Riverdale. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.8 House Of The Devil

As it has been well established by this point,  this is a show where the improbable has become ordinary, and the sensible rarely exists at all. Like its spiritual precursor Twin Peaks, Riverdale will do whatever the hell it wants, and viewers can either hop aboard like Betty on the back of uneasy rider Jughead's motorcycle or tune out entirely. Obviously, we here at Den of Geek are all in, but that doesn't mean to say that the journey is always going to be a comfortable one. Which brings us to tonight's instalment, perhaps the most uneven episode to date.
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'Riverdale' Recap: It's Trouble in Paradise for Two Major Couples

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'Riverdale' Recap: It's Trouble in Paradise for Two Major Couples
After the experimental episode, "Tales from the Darkside" Riverdale continues to shake things up in season 2. This episode, entitled "House of the Devil," is nearly as strange as the semi-connected vignettes of the last installment. However, Riverdale does change up the usual formula by switching up the roles of the two main couples. While Bughead (Betty and Jughead) worry about their parents, Varchie (Veronica and Archie) dive headfirst into the Black Hood investigation. It turns out that the two might've been better sticking to their lanes as the change-up ends up leading to two disastrous outcomes.
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The fascinating prescience of Tomorrow Never Dies

Mark Allison Dec 12, 2017

It's 20 years today that Tomorrow Never DIes first landed in UK cinemas. But was it, in its own way, ahead of its time?

Imagine a world in which deceitful news reporters and mysterious computer hackers are conspiring to destabilise the geopolitical status quo. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has developed delusions of grandeur about its place in the world, and begun to embark upon an effort to restore itself to former imperial greatness. All this might seem a little familiar to anyone who has glanced at a newspaper recently, but it’s not a summary of recent events – this is a synopsis for the seventeenth James Bond film, Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies, which has just turned 20 years old.

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Trailer and promo for Riverdale Season 2 Episode 8 – ‘House of the Devil’

The CW has released a trailer and promo for next week’s eighth episode of Riverdale season 2, entitled ‘House of the Devil’; watch them below…

See Also: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7 Review – ‘Tales from the Darkside

Fp Gets Released From Prison — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that Fp (Skeet Ulrich) is getting released from prison, he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life. Meanwhile, Archie (Kj Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) reach a crossroad in their relationship, but are forced to push their issues aside after Jughead and Betty ask them to take over the Black Hood investigation.

See Also: Follow all of our Riverdale coverage here

Riverdale season 2 airs on Wednesdays in the States and on Thursdays in the UK.

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Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7 Review – ‘Tales from the Darkside’

Liam Hoofe reviews the seventh episode of Riverdale season 2…

Riverdale is one crazy show. By this point, fans of the show are more than acclimated to the show’s weird and wonderful storylines, and its over the top characters. This week’s episode, however, gave us something different entirely – a new narrative technique that allowed the show’s writer to have plenty of fun with the ongoing Black Hood mystery.

The episode opened with ominous title cards, telling us that the stories we were about to see were three twisted and macabre tales associated with The Black Hood murders. The show didn’t have the usual Jughead narration, instead, the episode was split into three individual stories, all of which were slightly interlinked in the end. So, with an episode that was effectively three episodes in one, let’s take a look at each individual story from ‘Tales from the Darkside
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Best 'Riverdale' Quotes from 'Chapter 20: Tales from the Darkside'

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Best 'Riverdale' Quotes from 'Chapter 20: Tales from the Darkside'
The Black Hood tested the town in this Riverdale episode. If they didn't sin for 48 hours, he'd put down his sword. However, by episode's end, the town had failed and "Tales from the Darkside" ended with the Black Hood calling Pop to pass along the message that his reckoning was about to begin.

Here are the best quotes from "Chapter 20: Tales from the Darkside."
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Did 'Riverdale' Just Sneakily Unmask the Black Hood?

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Did 'Riverdale' Just Sneakily Unmask the Black Hood?
In the episode "Tales from the Darkside" Riverdale seemingly took a break from all the Black Hood drama to instead engage in a series of creepy vignettes concerning some of the main characters. While The Black Hood certainly came up, he wasn't the focus for most of the semi-isolated tales. Yet there's still a very real possibility that within one of the vignettes, The Hood made his first appearance without his mask.
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Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7 Review: “Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside”

Tales From the Darkside” is Riverdale‘s most technically ambitious episode of Season 2 so far, and while it doesn’t pack the same emotional punch as some of this season’s more compelling installments, it’s still a whole lot of fun from beginning to end, as the series splits the hour into three separate segments. Our first story follows Jughead and Archie, who find themselves in a dangerous position after Jughead is asked to fulfill his favor to Penny Peabody. The second story of the night centers on Josie, who finally gets some time in the spotlight, as she struggles to deal

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7 Review: “Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside
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Riverdale season 2 episode 7 review: Tales From The Darkside

Chris Cummins Nov 30, 2017

A formula-breaking episode of Riverdale hints at major supernatural things to come. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.7 Tales From The Darkside

"He says that we've failed his test...that we're all sinners...that the reckoning is upon us." - Pop Tate

Sabrina the Teenage Witch should be showing up any second now.

That's my biggest takeaway from tonight's episode, the first in the series to date to not feature narration from Jughead. There's been a ramping up of supernatural elements this season, but it wouldn't be too hyperbolic to call tonight's non-traditional instalment a game-changer.

The above ominous screens, complete with a scratchy old film aesthetic, kick things off. If these are to be believed, than
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'Riverdale' Drops a Romance Bombshell: Star Madelaine Petsch Dishes on That Cheryl & Josie Twist! (Exclusive)

'Riverdale' Drops a Romance Bombshell: Star Madelaine Petsch Dishes on That Cheryl & Josie Twist! (Exclusive)
Warning: We're about to reveal the most shocking moment from this week's episode of Riverdale! If you do not want to be spoiled, hitchhike your way away from the screen. For everyone else, prepare to have your jaws drop in three, two, one…

Cheryl Blossom has officially gone off the deep end!

On the latest episode of Riverdale, "Chapter 20: Tales From the Darkside," a secret admirer kept sending Josie cryptic gifts (Ew! A pig's heart!) as well as terrifying love notes with messages saying, "If I can't have you, no one can." At first, Josie thought the presents were sent by Chuck Clayton -- the womanizing jock we met back in season one -- but by the end of the episode, the cameras revealed to the audience that it's actually Cheryl who has a crush on The Pussycats' lead singer.

It seems that Cheryl's newfound infatuation with Josie blossomed after she – along with Veronica and The Pussycats
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'Riverdale' Recap: The Snake Charmer Bites Back at Jughead

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'Riverdale' Recap: The Snake Charmer Bites Back at Jughead
During season 2 of Riverdale, the show has toyed with horror movie elements and conventions with The Black Hood's reign of terror. In this episode entitled "Tales from the Darkside" Riverdale fully submerges into horror. The show breaks up its usual format and instead breaks things up into three character-centric stories all of which are tremendously and incredibly bone-chilling. Riverdale still might be at its best when its more fun than frightening. Still as a creepy experimental and quasi-filler episode "Tales from the Darkside" is one of the more memorable Riverdale installments.
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