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Creepshow Anthology Series Coming from Greg Nicotero in 2019

Creepshow Anthology Series Coming from Greg Nicotero in 2019
Creepshow is coming back but this time, it's coming straight to your living room. Horror fans should be delighted to hear that that Greg Nicotero, one of the chief creative forces behind AMC's The Walking Dead and one of the best in the business when it comes to special effects, is turning Creepshow into an anthology series for the small screen. Shudder, the horror-themed streaming service owned by AMC, has given the green light to the new series. Nicotero is on board to direct, executive-produce and keep an eye on the overall creative elements of the show.

The original Creepshow was a horror anthology movie released in 1982. The movie features segments written by horror master Stephen King and was helmed by the late, great Night of the Living dead director George A. Romero. Shudder general manager Craig Engler had this to say about the new series in a statement
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Fantasia 2018 Review: Nightmare Cinema, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Grue

The time honoured Anthology film. There are no shortage of them on the festival circuit, particularly in horror-genre circles. Rarely, however, do they come with such pedigree as Nightmare Cinema. It seems Mick Garris has not entirely scratched the itch of of his Masters of Horror cable series, which was a success on Showtime nearly a decade ago, and has again assembled a collection of well known genre veterans to tell new tales, this time in a theatrical format. Five short films which vary wildly in style and content, connected with a framing device not quite as kitschy as the Crypt Keeper from HBO’s venerable Tales From The Crypt anthology show, and yet, it must be said that Mickey Rourke is as awkward as...

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‘Tales From the Hood’ Director Rusty Cundieff: Why It Took 20 Years to Make a Sequel to His Black Horror Anthology

‘Tales From the Hood’ Director Rusty Cundieff: Why It Took 20 Years to Make a Sequel to His Black Horror Anthology
More than 20 years before “Get Out” transformed widespread anxieties about racism into a riveting horror-comedy, Rusty Cundieff’s “Tales From the Hood” got the ball rolling. Taking a tip from “Tales From the Crypt,” the 1995 horror anthology tackled the issues that terrorized black communities in America, from racist police officers to gang violence and the Kkk. With those themes still very much a part of the national conversation, “Tales From the Hood” is finally receiving a long-overdue sequel. With Spike Lee again attached as a producer, “Tales From the Hood 2” premieres this month at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal ahead of its direct-to-dvd release later this year.

For those who missed out on the original: Cundieff, whose 1993 hip-hop mockumentary “Fear of a Black Hat” was a breakout Sundance hit, used a framing device that stretches back to the E.C. Comics days. Creepy funeral home director Mr. Simms
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Exhuming Tales From The Crypt: A Triangle of Loud Sacrifices

What are your favorite Tales From the Crypt episode? Do you like the quieter, crime-centric ones? Do you prefer the more comedic splashy entries? Maybe the truly creepy ones seasoned horror directors tend to do strike your fancy. Whatever your flavor, this deadly batch will whet your appetite and wet your whistle as it covers […]

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Chucky and Killer Klowns Scare Zones Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Chucky and Killer Klowns Scare Zones Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2018
It's official: Child's Play star Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space are coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. The two latest announcements are the final scare zones that will be added this year with the previously revealed Vamp 85: New Year's Eve, Twisted Tradition, and The Harvest. In addition, a Stranger Things area will make its debut for the 2018 Halloween Horror Nights, which is based on the popular Netflix series. There's also a scare zone dedicated to Trick 'r Treat.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will run September 14th through November 3rd this year, and it features a total of ten haunted houses, which is the most in the history of Halloween Horror Nights. In addition, there are five scare zones and a live show. Chucky is back with the Revenge of Chucky scare zone that will feature a festival of toys that have been twisted into new nightmares.
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11 TV Shows You Forgot Were Based on Comic Books (Photos)

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11 TV Shows You Forgot Were Based on Comic Books (Photos)
Dark Matter” (Syfy)

The “Dark Matter” TV series came years after the debut of the Dark Horse comic book it’s based on, but creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie originally conceived of the series — about six individuals who wake up on a starship together with their memories wiped — as a TV show before it was redeveloped as a comic in 2012.

“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

Syfy has a number of science fiction series based on lesser known comic book titles, including the fan-favorite “Wynonna Earp,” starring Melanie Scrofano as the demon-fighting descendent of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.

Outcast” (Cinemax)

After the massive success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” creator Robert Kirkman went on to adapt his supernatural horror comic series “Outcast” for television. The adaptation, starring Patrick Fugit as the titular outcast, debuted on Cinemax in 2016.

“iZombie” (The CW)

The CW’s “Arrowverse” gets all the attention for being the
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Masters Of Horror Rewatch: William Malone’s “Fair-Haired Child”

We’re in the home stretch of Masters of Horror Season One, and many of the genre’s biggest names have already been checked off the list: Carpenter, Landis, Hooper, Gordon, Dante, Coscarelli, Argento. That brings us to William Malone, probably the first Master who’s not already a household name among horror fans. And while his episode isn’t among the strongest of the first season, he does conjure up one of the series’ scariest images and embraces the surreal in a way the other installments have not. His is a worthy entry in the Masters of Horror run.

Season One, Episode 9

“Fair-Haired Child”

Director: William Malone

Original Air Date: January 6, 2006

William Malone is a guy who has always been around horror, but you might not know his name immediately because he’s so often been behind the scenes and has only made a handful of films. A lifelong Monster Kid,
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It Came From The Tube: The Devil’S Daughter (1973)

What’s your earliest horror memory, the moment you were irreversibly scarred yet knew you had to see and know more? Which one imprinted on you at a stupidly impressionable age? Do you remember? Because I never could; save for one indelible image burned on my psyche at the age of five, I have searched, asked, and pleaded with so many people what possible movie could have done this to me as a child. Until last night that is, when I stumbled upon The Devil’s Daughter (1973), an ABC TV movie that finally put a name to the image, even if I did somewhat misremember it. Time plus kindertrauma equals new memories, I guess? Yay to ongoing decrepitude!

Originally airing on January 9th as an ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week, The Devil’s Daughter was up against Hawaii Five-o over on CBS while NBC rolled out their own Tuesday Night at the Movies.
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Exclusive Photo: Happy Birthday to Movie & TV Icon Joan Collins

Chicago – The ageless Joan Collins is probably best known for the prime time soap opera “Dynasty,” which ran from 1981 to 1989, but she is also a throwback to the last of the old studio system in Hollywood, when she was signed to a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1955. For her latest act, she will appear in the upcoming eighth season of FX Channel’s “American Horror Story.” Her birthday, May 23rd, is today.

Dame Joan Henrietta Collins was born in Paddington, London, and received her early performance education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She was 17 years old when she signed with the J. Arthur Rank Film Company in Britain, and made her debut in “Lady Godiva Rides Again” (1951). She rose quickly through the British system, eventually receiving top billing in “Our Girl Friday” (1953). Hollywood came knocking shortly thereafter, as took a role in director Howard Hawks’ “Land of
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Gate (1987)

Horror that skews to a younger audience is a tricky proposition: where is the line between appealing to their budding sensibilities and traumatizing them forever? It’s a fine one for sure, but the ‘80s were built for the young, with the MTV and the glowing clothes and the disaffected suburbanites (just ask Rush); it was a playful decade culturally, and horror plugged directly into that adolescent electricity with The Gate (1987), a hellzapoppin’ tale of friendship, family, metal, and jaw dropping satanic trolls.

Released by New Century Vista Film Company mid-May in North America, the Canadian made film was a surprise hit, bringing in nearly $14 million against a $2.5 million budget. The critics liked it too, especially heaping praise on its very impressive stop motion and forced perspective work, courtesy of Randall William Cook (Fright Night). But technical wizardry aside, The Gate deserves a lot of credit for tapping into childhood
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Margot Kidder Has Passed Away

She soared in the sky with Superman, her wits and determination as a journalist every bit as admirable as the superpowers of Clark Kent's true identity. She stood between her kids and powerful evil in The Amityville Horror and carved a spot in viewers' hearts from her unfiltered performance in Black Christmas (1974). Margot Kidder was as versatile as she was talented, and we're very sad to share the news that the actress has passed away at the age of 69.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, report that Kidder's representative, Camilla Fluxman Pines, has confirmed the news that Kidder has passed away. The cause of her death is not known at this time.

Many film fans knew Kidder as Lois Lane, the fearless reporter at Metropolis' Daily Planet newspaper. Through four Superman films (beginning with 1978's Superman), Kidder's iconic character showed Superman how to live, love, and laugh on a planet as tumultuous as Earth.
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Superman's Margot Kidder Dead at 69

Superman's Margot Kidder Dead at 69
Margot Kidder, best known as Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel in the ’70s/’80s Superman films as well as Kathy Lutz in the fright classic The Amityville Horror, died Sunday at her home in Montana. She was 69. A cause of death is not known, but the actress had long struggled with mental illness.

Kidder appeared in 1978’s Superman, 1980’s Superman II, 1983’s Superman III and 1987’s Superman IV.

Kidder also guest-starred in more than two dozen TV series, including The Mod Squad, Murder, She Wrote, Barnaby Jones, Tales From the Crypt, Boston Common, Touched By an Angel
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Horror Movie Vinyl Cover Art Preview from Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin

Creating new ways to look at horror movies both beloved and lesser-known has been artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's specialty for over ten years via awe-inspiring posters, and he brings that same innovative and nostalgic style to his artwork for the vinyl scores of fright flicks. With Pullin's new retrospective book hitting shelves in hardcover from 1984 Publishing, we've been provided with a special look at some of Pullin's most impressive LP cover artwork that's displayed within the eye-grabbing pages of Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin.

"For more than ten years artist Gary Pullin has been taking art galleries, movie theater walls, and social media by storm with his fresh, inventive takes on film, music, and television properties. Equal parts nightmare and nostalgia, his instantly recognizable style always strikes a chord with fans, and his coveted and acclaimed pieces sell out in lightning speed.

A go-to artist for official film artwork,
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Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Actor, Dead at 65

Harry Anderson, 'Night Court' Actor, Dead at 65
Harry Anderson, the actor, comedian and magician best known for playing Judge Harry Stone on the sitcom Night Court, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 65.

"This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased," the Asheville Police Department confirmed told the Hollywood Reporter. "No foul play is suspected."

Anderson started his career as a magician before turning to comedy and, eventually, acting. "I started in magic and then I got out
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Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65

Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies at 65
Harry Anderson, the amiable actor who presided over the NBC comedy “Night Court” for nine seasons, has died at his home in Asheville, N.C., according to a local media report. He was 65.

Anderson was found at his home by police officers early Monday , according to a report by Wspa-tv, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, S.C. No foul play was suspected, police told the station.

Anderson was a magician-turned-actor who was known as a rabid fan of jazz singer Mel Torme. The affection for Torme was woven into his TV alter ego, Judge Harry Stone, a quirky character who
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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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Images Preview Alex Aja and Robert Englund Vr Project “The Skull of Sam”

Images Preview Alex Aja and Robert Englund Vr Project “The Skull of Sam”
Alexandre Aja, the man behind High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes, is heading into the Vr arena with anthology series “Campfire Creepers,” which sounds like a new take on shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “Tales from the Crypt.” The series “invites the viewer to join the fire circle at Camp Coyote as a group of campers […]
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Catalog From The Beyond: Freddy’S Nightmares Episode “It’s a Miserable Life”

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Happy Women in Horror Month! I’m sure most of the ladies who enjoy horror would argue that every month is Women in Horror Month, and I would agree. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking some time out to make special mention of women who make the genre that much more wicked. With that in mind, this month’s installment will be a small tribute to the Matriarchy of the Macabre with a nod to my favorite Final Girl of all time, Lar Park Lincoln. I’ve made no qualms about professing my love for a certain unloved entry in the Friday the 13th franchise, so I’m not going to bother going into specifics about the movie. I will, however, focus on the fact that even without her turn as the brain to match Jason’s brawn, Lincoln is a true horror fan, a champion for the genre,
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At The Earth’S Core – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Based upon the classic first novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seven-book Pellucidar series and produced by British genre film company Amicus Productions, At the Earth’s Core (1976) is a star-studded tale of science fantasy complete with dinosaurs, a psychic master race of pteranodon-like monsters, and a caste-like civilization featuring a monkey-faced race who have enslaved the humans who populate the prehistoric land found inside the Earth.

Directed by Kevin Connor (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Warlords of the Deep; Motel Hell) and starring Doug McClure (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Roots; Humanoids from the Deep), the gorgeous Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me; Starcrash; Maniac), and the inimitable Peter Cushing, At the Earth’s Core is a fun, kid-oriented special effects extravaganza, with the emphasis on kid-oriented.

Though Amicus is best known for its portmanteau
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Monstrous Nostalgia and Universal’s Dark Universe

Though the plastic teeth felt awkward in my mouth, and the fake blood tasted like cough syrup, I knew that these were small sacrifices to make in the achieving of my Halloween goal. With my hair slicked back and my cape and cowl on, complete with plastic medallion, I resembled a miniature Bela Lugosi as he appeared in Dracula (1931). Well, Dracula if he wore metallic green parachute pants in place of black trousers. I worked with what I had. That night as my parents took me trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, and then later through my elementary school, I showed off my vampire prowess by hissing and twirling my cape. Instead of yelling trick-or-treat I echoed, “I want to suck your blood,” followed by, “I like your house, what’s this?” I was a curious child. Once I returned back home I dug through my candy bag searching for my favorite
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