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Christmas-themed disaster movies to enjoy

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If you’re at all in touch with your geek side, you already know about all the great horror movies that are Christmas-themed. Chances are you’ve stumbled across Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas, or Santa’s Slay. Everybody knows Batman Returns and Die Hard take place around December 25th. However, did you know that several disasters have occurred around the most wonderful time of the year?

Anchor Bay Entertainment and the SyFy Channel spent the past few years reminding us that even the holidays aren’t safe from catastrophic events which could bring about the end of the world. Disaster-oriented Christmas movies were becoming an annual tradition up until 2013. The two media giants banned together for three straight years to bring us a trilogy of B-movie entertainment that I think it’s high time they continue.

Ice Quake was the first of these Yuletide disaster films to hit
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Wide World of Horror: ‘The Caller’ – to answer or not to answer the phone

The Caller

Written by Sergio Casci

Directed by Matthew Parkhill

Puerto Rico/United Kingdom, 2011

It creaks, it wobbles, but it doesn’t crack. That’s the best way to describe The Caller, a horror film that makes the most out of an interesting premise. The horror genre is not short on films with great premises, but it, much like the film world in general, is short on films that make the most out of their great premise. The Caller nearly blows it multiple times, but somehow Matthew Parkhill’s film manages to keep it all together and deliver on the promise of its premise.

Working with time travel, or time distortion as the case may be, is always a dicey proposition. It’s so easy for a film that deals with any sort of time theme to be a jumbled mess. There are a few times when The Caller comes
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Exclusive Clip from Comedy Indie ‘Audrey’

Don’t women already have enough to think about in their lives?

Based off the short film “Piece A’ Cake,” “Audrey is a funny female-drive comedy that takes us in real-time over an hour and half of a young woman’s day as she waits and waits and waits in a restaurant for a man to arrive for their critical third date. As time ticks away and Gene is nowhere to be found, Audrey is swept up through her life as her insecurities and inner demons wreak havoc on her. Forced to face her deepest fears by circumstance — both real and hilariously unreal —Audrey finds the strength and courage she never imagined she had.

The film stars Sybil Darrow (“The Cavern,” “The Sweetest Thing”), Ed Quinn (“The Caller,” “ True Blood”), Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny,” “Days Of Our Lives”), Jonathan Chase (“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” “Eagle Eye”), Helena Mattsson (“Seven Psychopaths,
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DirecTV Sets a Date for Season Two of Thandie Newton Crime Drama 'Rogue'

DirecTV Sets a Date for Season Two of Thandie Newton Crime Drama 'Rogue'
"Rogue," the crime drama created by executive producer Matthew Parkhill ("The Caller") that stars Thandie Newton as an undercover cop in Oakland, CA, wasn't universally acclaimed, but it was still enough of a success as a first attempt at an original scripted drama for DirecTV that the satellite service ordered a second season. DirecTV's now announced a premiere date for that second season -- Wednesday, May 28 at 10pm Et/Pt. Newton will return as Grace Travis, with Cole Hauser ("Transcendence") joining the cast as the charming and enigmatic Ethan Kelly. Season two of "Rogue" will find Grace attempt to start a new life and trying to provide a stable home for her daughter Evie (Sarah Jeffries) while separated from her husband. The unexpected arrival of her estranged mother Vivian (Clare Higgins) threatens to disrupt those plans, as does Grace's return to undercover life in her new job as a handler
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FEARnet Set to Unleash Insidious in Its Broadcast Premiere, Along With a Solid September Lineup!!

Our good friends at FEARnet is gearing up to unleash a pretty awesome September lineup for horror fans (“Slayed By the Bell”-themes?!), including the broadcast premiere of James Wan’s creepy chiller Insidious. Read on for more info!!

(Santa Monica, CA – August 26, 2013) – The acclaimed box office smash, Insidious, will make its FEARnet debut on Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. Directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), and written by Saw scribe Leigh Whannell, Insidious stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, parents whose son has fallen into a coma, following a mysterious incident in the attic. Things get much worse for the family, as their son’s illness leads to a terrifying encounter with malevolent ghouls, and a journey into the realm of the dead known as “The Further.” This will be a chance for fans to catch up with the Lambert family and their demons,
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Listen in on Eight of Horror Cinema's Most Terrifying Phone Calls

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Listen in on Eight of Horror Cinema's Most Terrifying Phone Calls
The telephone has a sordid history in cinema, dating back to Dial M for Murder and even earlier, and creepy callers were the subject of a previous FEARnet feature (if you missed it, be sure to check it out here). As we all know, any time the phone rings in a horror film, you can be sure that it’s Satan on the line. Part of what makes telephone calls in horror films so frightening is that the viewer typically cannot see who's tormenting the film’s protagonist. It’s the same basic idea as the unseen perpetrator; we fear that which we cannot see. Therefore, the telephone has been used for many a game of cat and mouse... and to terrify countless babysitters. In honor of one of the most nefarious tools of terror horror cinema has to offer, we count down eight of the most terrifying phone calls in horror.
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DirecTV Renews 'Rogue' for Season 2

DirecTV Renews 'Rogue' for Season 2
DirecTV is one-for-one in its original scripted offerings. The satellite TV provider has renewed drama Rogue for a second season, the company announced Tuesday. The drama, which stars Thandie Newton as an undercover detective searching for her son's killer, will begin production this summer for another 10-episode run -- set for 2014. The series hails from creator Matthew Parkhill (The Caller) and producers Entertainment One and Greenroom Entertainment. It recently wrapped its first season on the Audience Network -- the same home that aired revived series Friday Night Lights and Damages. Photos: 51 New and Returning Summer Series "We

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Image Entertainment Gets Evidence on Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell; We Get a New Still

Image Entertainment has nailed down the distro rights for the new film from The Fourth Kind director Olatunde Osunsanmi, Evidence, and we've got the first official still from the flick for you right here. Dig it!

Stephen Moyer ("True Blood", The Caller) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, The Crazies) star in Evidence, along with Torrey DeVitto (The Rite, Killer Movie, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer), Caitlin Stasey, John Cothren, Svetlana Metinka (Trackman), Albert Kuo, Dale Dickey (Super 8) and Nolan Gerard.

The flick begins with police arriving at an abandoned gas station following a brutal massacre -- with the only evidence at the crime scene the victims' personal electronic devices, including a camcorder, flipcam, and two cell phones. With nothing else to go on, a detective must analyze the bits of found footage to piece together the identity of the killer.

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Watch: 10-Minute Preview for DirecTV's Thandie Newton-Starring Original Series 'Rogue'

Watch: 10-Minute Preview for DirecTV's Thandie Newton-Starring Original Series 'Rogue'
DirecTV has released an extended first look trailer for its upcoming Thandie Newton-starring drama "Rogue," the satellite service's first solo foray into a scripted series, ahead of its debut on April 3. Newton, in her first regular TV role, stars as Grace, an Oakland detective who, after her son's murder, goes back undercover in order to investigate the crime boss (Marton Csokas) who had a hand in his death. Ian Hart, Jonathan Holmes, Claudia Ferri, Joshua Sasse and Martin Donovan also star. After resuscitating the ailing "Friday Night Lights" and keeping it going for three more seasons with NBC and picking up "Damages" from FX for two, "Rogue," is DirectTV's first attempt at creating its own series from the ground up. The show's set to premiere on DirecTV's The Audience Network, a channel exclusively available to subscribers. After first being planned as a three-part miniseries with the BBC, the show,
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Under the Dome Adds Rachelle Lefevre to the Cast

The Caller star Rachelle Lefevre has taken a leading role in the upcoming Stephen King television adaptation, Under the Dome, says a story at TV Line. 

She's taking on one of the key roles in the tale, playing Julia Shumway, the owner of a small town newspaper.  When the town of Chester's Mill is covered by a mysterious dome, she teams up with Dale Barbara (Mike Vogel) to find out what's going on.

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Fox Hill Productions Moving To “Damnation Street”

Andrew Klavan’s trilogy of mystery novels is being turned into one big screen adaptation in Damnation Street, doing the inverse of what Hollywood normally does (multiple movies for one book). Fox Hill Productions, who have worked on The Frozen and The Last Light, grabbed the rights to the novel.

Here’s the official press release:

Los Angeles (February 4, 2013) – Fox Hill Productions has optioned the development and production rights to Andrew Klavan’s acclaimed trilogy of mystery novels: “Dynamite Road,” “Shotgun Alley” and “Damnation Street.” The trilogy has been adapted into one feature screenplay, titled Damnation Street, by the books’ acclaimed writer. The film will be produced by Samantha Lusk, Andrew Hyatt and Seth David Mitchell of Fox Hill Productions (The Frozen, The Last Light).

“We’re thrilled to be working with one of the masters of mystery,” says Lusk. “In Damnation Street, Klavan has crafted a story that not only presents a unique,
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Which 'Twilight' castmates want to do horror films?

Which 'Twilight' castmates want to do horror films?
There are several Twilight Saga castmates who've dabbled in the genre of horror films before. Ashley Greene, for instance, has a thriller called The Apparition on the rise. You might've also caught Rachelle Lefevre's The Caller or Kellan Lutz in the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street (Lutz actually has a few horror titles to his name, including Prom Night and Meskada). So which other Twilight stars are eying the field? View slideshow: 'Twilight' stars at Comic-Con 2012 FearNET did an interview (video attached) with several of the castmates from the Saga while at Comic-Con and asked several of them whether they'd like to do a horror flick. Here's what each had to say! Video: 'Twilight' stars talk about the horror genre Taylor Lautner: I've ... Elizabeth Reaser: These films are more like thriller action love stories. I'd love to d, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart ....
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Thandie Newton's 'Rogue' Will Be DirecTV's First Original Series

Thandie Newton's 'Rogue' Will Be DirecTV's First Original Series
Satellite service provider DirecTV has nabbed a scripted series of its own -- its first original show. "Rogue" will star Thandie Newton (of "Mission Impossible 2" and "Crash") as a conflicted cop named Grace who thinks she may have brought about the death of her son with her actions, and whose investigation into what happened is complicated by her romantic involvement with the crime boss who may have been involved. "Rogue" was created by "The Caller" and "Dot the I" director Matthew Parkhill, who'll also serve as the writer. Nick Hamm (of "Killing Bono") will executive produce alongside John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg for eOne and Steven Marrs from Momentum Entertainment Group. The suspense show will sart shooting in August and is set to air next summer on DirecTV's own Audience Network. While DirecTV hasn't had an original series all its own before "Rogue,"...
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Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV drama series 'Rogue'?

Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV drama series 'Rogue'?
Thandie Newton is in talks to play the lead role in drama series Rogue. The ten-part thriller, in the works at DirecTV, has been written by British writer and director Matthew Parkhill (Primeval, The Caller). Newton would star as an undercover cop who pursues a gangster when her son is killed in a drive-by shooting, according to Deadline. The actress is best known for her roles in such films as 2000's Mission: Impossible II, 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness and 2007's (more)
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Thandie Newton in talks to star in DirecTV original series 'Rogue'

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Thandie Newton in talks to star in DirecTV original series 'Rogue'
DirecTV is getting into the original programming game by greenlighting a 10-episode order for the cop drama "Rogue." Thandie Newton is in talks to star. After her young son is killed in a drive-by, an undercover cop (Newton) takes to the streets to battle a high-profile gangster. "Rogue" is being written by Matthew Parkhill (U.K.'s "The Caller"), and exec produced by Nick Hamm, reports Deadline. DirecTV previously scored by picking up two series that were near cancellation on their initial networks -- "Friday Night Lights" and "Damages." "Rogue," however, will be their first original series. Newton, recently seen in Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds," has...
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DirecTV Greenlights Original Drama Series ‘Rogue’, Thandie Newton In Talks To Star

Exclusive: After venturing into original scripted series with the pickups of two acclaimed dramas that had faced cancellation, Friday Night Lights and Damages, DirecTV is moving onto launching its own original drama series. I’ve learned that the satcaster has picked up Rogue, a 10-episode drama produced by Entertainment One. Thandie Newton is in talks to star in the project, written by British writer-director Matthew Parkhill (The Caller). It centers on an undercover cop (Newton) who takes on a gangster after her young son is killed in a drive-by shooting. The project was developed at Momentum Entertainment by head of scripted Nick Hamm who will serve as an executive producer. This would mark the first series regular role for Newton, who has been heavily pursued for pilots and series over the last few years, including this season. Her only previous series gig was an arc on ER. Newton, most recently
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Afm 2011: Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell Find Their Own Evidence

Some quick casting news coming out of Afm pertaining to the new fright flick that is on its way from The Fourth Kind director Olatunde Osunsanmi, Evidence. Read on for the details concerning who'll be doing what!

Both Stephen Moyer ("True Blood", The Caller) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, The Crazies) have joined the cast of Evidence, which includes the previously announced Torrey DeVitto (The Rite, Killer Movie, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer), Caitlin Stasey, John Cothren, Svetlana Metinka (Trackman), Albert Kuo, Dale Dickey (Super 8) and Nolan Gerard Funk in this latest found footage detective thriller.

The flick begins with police arriving at an abandoned gas station following a brutal massacre -- with the only evidence at the crime scene the victims' personal electronic devices, including a camcorder, flipcam, and two cell phones. With nothing else to go on, a detective must analyze the bits of
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Afm '11: Stephen Moyer And Radha Mitchell Gather 'Evidence'!

Afm '11: Stephen Moyer And Radha Mitchell Gather 'Evidence'!
Late casting news out of Afm this morning has Stephen Moyer ("True Blood", The Caller) and Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, The Crazies) joining the cast of Evidence as detectives. In Evidence, "When the police arrive at an abandoned desert gas station after a brutal massacre, they find no evidence at the crime scene except for some of the victim's personal electronics, which include a video camera, a Flip-cam, and two cellphones. With nothing else to go on, a troubled detective must analyze and piece together the footage from the personal electronics in order to figure out what the hell happened and who the killer is." The film is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind) and also stars Torrey DeVitto (The Rite, Killer Movie, I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer), Caitlin Stasey, John Cothren, Svetlana Metinka (Trackman), Albert Kuo and Dale Dickey (Super 8)
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The Caller

The Caller died a quick theatrical death in late August, the traditional dumping ground for unsatisfactory genre pics. Well, I've reviewed a few of those films in my time, and The Caller is a cut above. This is partly due to a professional look (courtesy of Dp Alexander Melman, his first feature since 2004's Depp vehicle The Libertine) and a cast that brings together two actors, made famous respectively by a novelty vampire TV show and a book-to-film franchise. That would be Stephen Moyer of True Blood fame and the lovely Rachelle Lefevre, Twilight's Victoria (thanks IMDb!) - two actors who can and do emote in this promising thriller. You want The Caller to succeed, to overcome the immediate cross it has to bear when the indistinguishable cover features quote announcing portentously "It may stop you from answering the phone ever again." For the first one-and-a-half acts, The Caller sets
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Blu-ray Review: The Caller – This Is One Call You Won’t Mind Missing

The humble telephone has often been used to great effect in the horror genre. There is something inherently creepy about a disembodied voice at the other end of the line. A number of films have set their whole premise around the nuisance call; When A Stranger Calls, One Missed Call and not forgetting the Scream movies. Brit director Matthew Parkhill and writer Sergio Casci throw a time bending twist into their phone based horror The Caller, released on Blu-ray and DVD today, with stars Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer and Ed Quinn, all better known for playing vampires in True Blood and the Twilight Saga.

The Caller follows newly divorced Mary (Rachelle Lefevre) as she moves into a new apartment to start a new life. She begins to receive phone calls from a mysterious woman she first dismisses for a wrong number but as the calls continue Mary eventually begins to
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