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After 'Three Billboards' and 'American Animals', what's next for North Carolina production?

Nc is open for filming, after a confusing few years.

Currently, North Carolina can celebrate the Oscar wins for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the forthcoming theatrical release of Sundance hit American Animals, a Kentucky-set story directed by British director Bart Layton that was mostly shot near Charlotte, including at Davidson College.

These two films coincidentally both have British production companies – Blueprint Pictures and Raw, respectively, and Film4 backs both features. They are a clear signal to both Us and international producers that Nc is open for filming, after a confusing few years.

After a golden era welcoming shoots
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Review: Prodigy is an Effective Mind Game Enhanced by Powerful Performances

She’s restrained to a chair, contained under constant watch behind two-way glass, and attached to an electric shocker… and yet the government agency observing her is still worried about security. That’s how dangerous the young girl is in Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal’s new psychological thriller Prodigy, an enthralling mind game of a movie with an emotional, telekinetic core.

When Prodigy begins, time is already running out. The government has brought in child psychologist Fonda (Richard Neil) to evaluate the aforementioned girl, nine-year-old Ellie (Savannah Liles). Ellie is different than other girls her age. She’s a child genius, but her mental strength goes beyond a high Iq and incredible intuition. She can move things with her mind, making everything in the room a potential weapon: the table, the chairs, the pen James uses to take notes—everything.

The government has deemed Ellie too dangerous to exist on her own,
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Scream Factory Announces New John Carpenter Blu-rays, Including In The Mouth Of Madness and Someone’S Watching Me!

Scream Factory has a history of releasing treasured home media releases of John Carpenter movies, and that tradition will continue in 2018, as Scream Factory is thrilling fans of the Master of Horror with their announcement of new Blu-ray releases for Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, Someone's Watching Me!, and Memoirs of an Invisible Man:

All three Blu-rays are scheduled to come out on July 24th, and while we'll have to wait and see what the special features are for each release, the In the Mouth of Madness Blu-ray will be a Collector's Edition, so you can expect plenty of goodies on that release, as well as a new film transfer!

Read on for the complete announcement from Scream Factory, and check out the cover art for each release below:

From Scream Factory: "A wave of more John Carpenter films comes crashing into Scream Factory on July 24th! Two make
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Drew Barrymore movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘E.T.,’ ‘Ever After,’ ‘Scream’

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With the second season of the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diaries,” it’s the perfect chance to look back at the film career of star Drew Barrymore from a very young girl to now. The unusual program takes the popular zombie storyline and sets it in suburban California where a young mother and wife becomes a flesh-eating zombie and craves human flesh to eat.

See‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 trailer [Watch]

Barrymore was born to a celebrated acting family though she never really knew her famous ancestors. Her grandfather was John Barrymore, star of “Grand Hotel”, “Twentieth Century” and “Dinner at Eight” among others. She is also the great grand niece of Oscar winners Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. Lionel won one of the earliest Oscars as Best Actor for “A Free Soul” in 1931 but is probably best remembered as the villainous Mr. Potter of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.
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Drew Barrymore movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

  • Gold Derby
With the second season of the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diaries,” it’s the perfect chance to look back at the film career of star Drew Barrymore from a very young girl to now. The unusual program takes the popular zombie storyline and sets it in suburban California where a young mother and wife becomes a flesh-eating zombie and craves human flesh to eat.

Barrymore was born to a celebrated acting family though she never really knew her famous ancestors. Her grandfather was John Barrymore, star of “Grand Hotel”, “Twentieth Century” and “Dinner at Eight” among others. She is also the great grand niece of Oscar winners Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. Lionel won one of the earliest Oscars as Best Actor for “A Free Soul” in 1931 but is probably best remembered as the villainous Mr. Potter of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” His sister Ethel won
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Q&A: Co-Writer/Co-Director Alex Haughey on the Making of the New Sci-Fi Thriller Prodigy

With a shoestring budget, a small but dedicated crew, and an abandoned animal shelter to film in, co-directors Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal created their feature film debut, the sci-fi thriller Prodigy. Centered on a nine-year-old genius with some lethal psychic abilities to go along with her amazing intellect, Prodigy is out now on DVD and VOD platforms, and we caught up with Haughey for a new Q&A feature to discuss the journey to the film's home media release, including changing the main character from a boy to a girl during the casting process, making the transition from short films to a feature-length project, only having one take for a crucial glass-breaking scene, and much more.

For those unfamiliar with Prodigy, we have the official synopsis below, and you can read on for the full Q&A feature with Haughey and visit the film's website and iTunes page for more information.
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‘Prodigy’: A Character-Focused, Indie Take on the Superhero Sub-Genre

Whether you grew up with Firestarter, X-Men, or Stranger Things, it's almost impossible to have escaped the sub-genre of superhero storytelling. People are fascinated with the limitations of the human condition and can't seem to get enough stories about those fictional folk among us who have surpassed these restrictions. But if this were to happen in reality, how would the "Normals" among us actually respond? Would it be with open-armed acceptance, zealous worship on the level of religion, or outright hostility and contempt? If our current world is any indication, the latter option is the …
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Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Reviews: Gothic and Class Of 1999

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Why do we respond to some filmmakers and not others?

I’m a pretty film literate guy, so I’ve seen my share of both classics and avant-garde movies and understand both the films that influenced them and those on which they had a big influence. I don’t mind being challenged or taken outside of my comfort zone. But the older I get and the more movies I see, the more I resign myself to the notion that I like what I like and that I shouldn’t try to fight those feelings in the interest of appearing “highbrow.” If it comes down to a classy mess or good trash, I’ll take the good trash any day.

This brings me to the two newest Blu-ray releases from Vestron Video’s Collector’s Series line: Ken Russell’s 1986 effort Gothic and the 1990 sci-fi actioner Class of 1999, written and directed by Mark L. Lester.
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

The cast of Dawson’s Creek.

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.
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‘Thelma’ Review

Supernatural films featuring Telekinesis were popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s, thanks in large part to directors like Brian de Palma and writer Stephen King. Stranger Things brings some of these sensibilities back into modern media storytelling but moreso pays homage to what it is making callbacks to than actually telling a familiar subject matter for fans of Carrie, The Fury and Firestarter in a different manner. Thelma, directed by Joachim Trier and written by Trier and Eskil Vogt, tells it in a different way via questioning of religion and faith in addition to sexuality from a woman who is introduced to a new environment.

Thelma (Eili Harboe) is a woman who is attending college in the city, away from her country upbringing, and is discovering her individuality. However, she experiences a epileptic seizure that seems to plunge her deeper in social isolation. Anja (Kaya Wilkins), a girl
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Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Box Set Details

VARÈSE Sarabande Records Announces Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Edition Box Set Featuring Four Classic Scores On Eight CDs Dreamcatcher (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – James Newton Howard The Stand (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – W.G. Snuffy Walden The Shining (3-cd Set) – Nicholas Pike FirestarterTangerine Dream Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce …

The post Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Box Set Details first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net 2017 - Official Horror News Site
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John Carpenter Says He’s Done With Stephen King Adaptations

Writer-director John Carpenter was already a legend of horror filmmaking when he adapted Stephen King’s Christine for the big screen in 1983 – having previously delivered Dark Star, Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, and The Thing. That being the case, Christine was very much a meeting of great minds within the genre. Now that Carpenter’s Halloween franchise is being resuscitated with a new instalment, and Stephen King’s work is seeing a resurgence in screen adaptations, fans are wondering if the two creators might reunite for a new project. The answer, however, according to John Carpenter, is a resounding ‘no.’

Speaking to Consequence Of Sound about his latest music project – the newly released album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – Carpenter touched upon his adaptation of Christine, as part of a wide-ranging review of the music within his filmography. Despite renewed interest in the work of both storytellers,
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‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2

‘Stranger Things’: 19 Totally ‘80s Pop Culture References That Should Be in Season 2
Stranger Things 2” returns just in time for Halloween, both in the real world and in the eerie town of Hawkins, Indiana conceived in the nostalgic minds of The Duffer Brothers. The action picks up three days before Halloween 1984, which means that the year will soon be coming to a close. For those who may not have been alive or perhaps have a shaky memory of the time, 1984 was a big year for memorable events and in pop culture.

The first season reveled in bringing the time period alive in all of its totally ‘80s glory, from Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions and Eggo waffles to homages to “E.T.,” “The Shining,” and “Rambo.” Hell, even star Winona Ryder’s presence is a timely tribute since she made her early career in such iconic ‘80s films as “Lucas,” “Beetlejuice,” and “Heathers.”

Read More:7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best
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Stephen King’s Renaissance: Netflix Continues ‘It’ Success With Two Acclaimed New Adaptations

Stephen King’s Renaissance: Netflix Continues ‘It’ Success With Two Acclaimed New Adaptations
Adapting Stephen King for the big screen doesn’t always work out. For every “The Shawshank Redemption, “Stand By Me,” and “The Shining” there is a “Secret Window,” “Dreamcatcher,” and “The Dark Tower,” which means that by now King fans know better than to get their hopes up any time an adaptation is announced. Fortunately, the fall movie season is shaping up to be the strongest run of Stephen King adaptations the movies have ever seen. “It” is already a fan favorite and a box office sensation, dethroning “The Exorcist” to become the biggest horror grosser in the U.S., but Netflix is about to provide a one-two punch in great King movies.

Read More:‘Gerald’s Game’ Review: Kinky Sex Goes Wrong, but It’s Stephen King Done Right

The streaming giant premiered two original films based on Stephen King works at Fantastic Fest this weekend, “Gerald’s Game
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Are you suffering from flashback fatigue in TV shows?

Robb Sheppard Sep 7, 2017

Lost, Arrow, The Handmaid's Tale... do flashback episodes ever get you down?

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve waited a week for the brand new ep of our fav new show, desperate to see some forward momentum, some steps towards being satisfied or a road to resolution. But as the intro fades, something seems amiss, out of place and out of time.

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Ugh! Flashback episode.

Any Gcse English student should be able to tell you that
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Star Wars Episode IX: who needs movie directors, anyway?

Ryan Lambie Sep 7, 2017

As Colin Trevorrow joins a growing list of departing filmmakers, we ask what role directors even have in major franchises like Star Wars...

It must be a good couple of years ago already by now, but in a corner of Hollywood far, far away, someone at Disney-Lucasfilm took a photograph of four film directors.

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On the left, Gareth Edwards, then on the cusp of making the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. Next to him, Phil Lord and Chris Miller,
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Drew Barrymore Developing Horror Anthology Series with All-Female Team

Drew Barrymore Developing Horror Anthology Series with All-Female Team
Drew Barrymore, who starred in Firestarter as a kid and made a memorable impression in Scream as an adult, is headed back to the horror genre with “Black Rose Anthology,” a new anthology series that has just been picked up by The CW. Deadline reports that the one-hour series will be unique in that the writing […]
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Stranger Things Pays Homage To Another 80s Classic In New Poster

Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to hit us fans with heavy doses of nostalgia as we are treated with another great crossover poster in preparation for the second season premiere this October. The poster comes to us via the Stranger Things Twitter account and pays homage to Firestarter, a classic 80s film that was based off of a Stephen King novel of the same name and starred Drew Barrymore. In the poster, Millie Brown’s Eleven, replaces Drew Barrymore’s character, Charlie. The fire in the original poster is replaced with a starry sky, that in a way reminds me of the show’s first episode. You can see the poster below.

Normal in every way but one. Will Eleven have the power...to survive? #StrangerThursdays begins now. pic.twitter.com/hzR20qONQ2

Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 31, 2017

It is safe to say that the Duffer brothers may have used
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Stephen King Wins Back Rights to Some of His Biggest Horror Titles

Stephen King Wins Back Rights to Some of His Biggest Horror Titles
There is a massive resurgence going on right now in terms of Hollywood adapting Stephen King properties. The Dark Tower movie finally got made, despite the general sense of disappointment, Mr. Mercedes is currently airing and, perhaps most importantly, the It movie we've all been waiting for finally hits theaters next week. Point being, Stephen King is a big deal right now. And lucky for him, he is about to get the rights back to a lot of his most popular works.

As discovered by Zerner Law, Stephen King filed to terminate the transfer of his licenses for the movies, The Dead Zone, Cujo, Children of the Corn, Firestarter, Creepshow and Cat's Eye. The notices were filed on August 31, 2016, which means that he will have the rights to all of those titles back as of September 1, 2018. That means, King is now in control of these titles moving forward as of that date next year.
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