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Stranger Things: Eleven's Escape From the Upside Down Is Season 2's Laziest Storyline

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the new season of Stranger Things! In the first season finale of Stranger Things, our story with the Demogorgon comes to a shocking conclusion at Hawkins Middle School. Dr. Brenner and the rest of his lackeys finally locate the kids and Eleven, only for the Upside Down's monster to burst out of the wall one final time. Fortunately, our psychic heroine crushes the brains of the bad guys and gets rid of the Demogorgon for good . . . but disappears herself. Listen, we've known for a long time that Eleven survives the ordeal, but her season two entrance is frustrating after a season one finale that almost certainly suggests she's dead. Let's go back. In this finale episode, Eleven exerts a lot of energy. She's already pretty wiped out from locating Mike in the Upside Down. Once the bad guys show up, a small chase ensues.
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You're Doing It Wrong: Color Correcting Makeup

You're Doing It Wrong: Color Correcting Makeup
Dark circles under the eye, acne scars and pigmentation are reasons concealer exists. Here's the problem: Using too much concealer can take away from natural-looking makeup, but not using enough will keep those pesky spots visible. What's a girl to do? Color correct. Just ask Gregory Arlt, the celebrity makeup artist responsible for the flawless faces of Gwen StefaniAngelina Jolie and This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson. "If you truly need color-correcting, think color theory. On lighter skin tones, under the eye can appear a bit purple. Peach cancels purple. Using a peach-based concealer will covers those dark circles," he told E! News. "On darker skin tones, if there are brown spots,...
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Liff Special Movie Review: Nirbashito

Churni Ganguly’s National Award winning film Nirbashito (The Banished) is both an unflinching and compassionate look at the idea of exile, through the story of a writer, a poet, whose work has so inflamed political sensibilities that she ends up banished from her homeland, forceably torn from her home, moments after fussing over and feeding her beloved cat, Baaghini, which is the last thing she looks at as she is dragged out the door, flown to Rajasthan, taken to Delhi, and from there out of the country, under tight security. Nowhere, it seems, is safe for this writer. Nowhere in India, at least, and perhaps nowhere in the world, as the tight security which her Swedish protectors provide for her once she arrives in Stockholm shows.

Those of us who have, perhaps, chosen to live or work or study elsewhere, may connect with the feelings of being uprooted and
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TheHorrorShow.TV announces 6 new VOD additions

Horror-themed VOD platform TheHorrorShow.TV has six more movies scheduled for the coming weeks, including the UK premieres of Dark Summer, Leprechaun’s Revenge and Bedlam. The scary sextet joins the other 250 films, many of them exclusives, on the UK’s home of horror on demand, which offers pay-as-you-go (stream or download) or Netflix-style monthly subscription, which gives horror fans access to a growing number of the platform’s films for just £2.99 per month.

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (February Tbc)

A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny’s former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit,
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Best Brightening Treatments: Banish Dark Spots & Circles

Lighten up, loves — we want to give your skin a break! After doing research, we have found 10 products that you must try. From aging and discoloration to acne and blemishes, we all can relate, so let’s make some changes right now!

Are you ready to brighten up, beautiful? We have the top 10 most amazing brightening treatments that will change your life. Say bye to those dark spots and circles — and hello to a prettier you! Let these products help you be (and look) the best you this year! Whether your enemy is acne or aging — we’ve got your back. Look radiant with our recommended regime!

Best Dark Spot Corrector Treatments — Lighten Up!

Is your skin aging, looking a bit dull, or discolored? Well not anymore! With Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer your skin will be improved and brightened. The Apothederm Brightening System Kit is also great
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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Ritual'

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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Ritual'
Anyone who calls themselves a horror geek knows who After Dark Films is by now -- even if they don't know it. What began as a multi-film release structure (8 horror films on the same day?!?) has now slowed down to a virtual trickle, and the company's most recent releases -- Dark Circles, Red Clover, and the non-horror flick The Getaway -- haven't done much for the outfit's popularity. And now they deliver something called Ritual. It's not very good.

  Clearly inspired by low-key indie horror films (like the ones Ti West makes, so at least writer/director Mickey Keating has good taste in viewing material), Ritual has some decent components in its corner, but its meandering plot, confused narrative structure, and frequently familiar story trappings prevent the "decent components" from gaining much of a foothold. The score, by one Giona Ostinelli, is pretty solid, for example, as is leading lady Lisa Marie Summerscales,
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Kim Kardashian’s Look-At-Me Lashes For Christmas Eve Party

Kim is known for her amazing beauty looks and she was prettier than ever on Dec. 24 as she celebrated with family and friends at her Christmas eve party.

Kim Kardashian‘s lashes as the Jenner/Kardashian party were larger than life! No wonder fiancé Kanye West thinks Kim is so gorgeous — her eyes are mesmerizing! Get her luxe lashes below!

Kim Kardashian At Christmas Eve Party — Gorgeous Beauty Look

Kim wore a sexy leopard dress at the party, where she celebrated with friends like Brittny Gastineau and Rachel Roy and all her sisters, including Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian Talks Losing 50 Pounds Take Our Poll

Kim posted 10 black and white photo booth pics on Instagram, but that didn’t stop us from admiring her beauty look — specially, those long lashes!

Get Kim’s Eyelashes

To get Kim’s lashes, first curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. We
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Kris Jenner: Bags Under Her Eyes — How To Avoid Them

Kris stepped out in New York City on Nov. 19 and she didn’t look like her best self. Whether it’s aging, lack of sleep or stress, we spoke to multiple experts to help you avoid this unsightly look.

Kris Jenner, 58, is usually fresh-faced on red carpets but at a shopping expedition in New York City on Nov. 19, she looked tired and worn-down. HollywoodLife.com spoke Exclusively with four expert dermatologists and plastic surgeons to help you banish under eye bags and dark circles for good!

Kris Jenner’s Under Eye Bags — Expert Tips On How To Treat The Problem Take Our Poll

New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz from the Juva Skin & Laser Center spoke Exclusively to HollywoodLife.com about Kris’ look and how to avoid it:

“In terms of Kris Jenner, there are a number of things going on. There are dark circles under her eyes, which
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Kim Kardashian Rocks Bold Red Lip With Revealing Outfit In NYC

Kim showed off her assets in New York City on Nov. 18 as she made her way to a Mario Testino exhibit. Her hair was in a slick pony and she rocked a bold, dark lip. Are you loving her beauty look?

Kim Kardashian loves to turn heads and she did just that in Nov. 18 in New York City when she stepped out wearing a skin-tight flesh-colored shirt and a sheer top. Her hair was in a deep side part and pulled tightly into a ponytail. I was loving her dark lips — a departure from her normal nude look. Are you a fan?

Kim Kardashian At Mario Testino Exhibit — Rocks Bold Lips In NYC

Kim wore a dark, vampy lip in New York. The reality star usually wears a nude lip, so this is definitely a risk for Kim.

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We think it paid off! The color looks amazing
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After Dark Partakes in a Ritual This December

Fortunately for fans After Dark has only improved their product. Though the Horrorfest run seems to be a thing of the past the company kicked off a quality counter in After Dark Originals. And let me tell you Originals has done a pretty good job of delivering the goods. Dark Circles Seconds Apart Fertile Ground and Husk are all enjoyable pictures. For a company with more passion than funds thats an impressive lineup of pictures.
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Dark Circles (2013)

Written and Directed by: Paul Soter

Featuring: Pell James, Johnathon Schaech, Jenn Foreman

After the marketing blitz of the After Dark Horrorfest films, some of which were fun and others were abysmal, the production company decided to branch out into the original content arena. These releases, done on independent-film budgets and often leaving any real lasting impact, are straight-to-dvd horror films that are more suited to screening on a lazy weekend afternoon on the Chiller channel than anything that would become someone's new favorite film. Still, I've been a fan of Johnathon Schaech since The Doom Generation, so when I saw Dark Circles sitting on the new release shelf at my local video store, I picked it up.

Following in the footsteps of other recent horror releases like Baby Blues, Dark Circles fixates on the stress and pressure put upon new parents in the aftermath of an addition to the family.
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Dark Circles (2013) Review

Dark Circles is a refreshingly unpretentious straightforward horror movie. Even the title Dark Circles seems to be little more than a direct reference to the fact that the two main characters are really really tired. With that in mind this movie is not for everyone as it is truly a slow burn horror film perhaps best compared to Ti Wests The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers. While not as good as those films they make for apt comparison.
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Review: Dark Circles

I have always thought that having a child was the most terrifying thing a person can experience. Think about it: you’re bringing a new life into the world, you’re forced to completely change the way you live and behave, and it’s up to you to keep that baby alive. What could be scarier than having another life rely on you to survive? Well, the new After Dark Original movie Dark Circles shows the struggles of being a new parent intensified by unexplained activity, making the whole “having a baby” thing seem like the least of a parent’s worries.

Dark Circles is directed by Paul Soter of Broken Lizard fame, and it follows new parents Penny (Pell James) and Alex (Jonathon Schaech) as they adjust to their new situation, as well as their new home in the countryside. While Penny worries that her lack of experience and
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Exclusive: Paul Soter on How 'Dark Circles' Is Based on his Own Sleepless Hell

Exclusive: Paul Soter on How 'Dark Circles' Is Based on his Own Sleepless Hell
Broken Lizard alum Paul Soter is taking a break from outlandish, wacky comedies like Super Troopers and Beerfest and going in a different direction: horror, pure and simple. In his new film, Dark Circles, not a laugh is to be had in this dark psychological horror flick about new parents who fall apart when sleep deprivation gets the better of them. We spoke with Paul about his love of horror movies, how this film was inspired by his real-life experience as a new dad, and how horror differs from Broken Lizard films.

Where did the idea for Dark Circles come from?

It’s somewhat biographical. When I had my first kid a couple years ago, we kind of did the same thing. We moved into a house without doing our due diligence. We had our baby and found out there were tear-downs going on all over our neighborhood. Having a baby cry all night,
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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Dark Circles'

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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Dark Circles'
There are two very broad, distinct, and (fine) obvious types of horror stories being told in the new indie thriller from After Dark Films (Originals). In one corner we have the "happy family in a creepy house they just bought to get away from the city" stuff and in the other is the "evil female specter who may or may not be real but definitely seems to covet the couple's infant" material. Adding to the patchwork feel of the premise are some touches, characters, and ideas that are inspired by a wide array of recent (mostly indie or foreign) supernatural thrillers...

In other words, Dark Circles will be thoroughly familiar (perhaps even predictable) to anyone who watches a lot of horror movies, but that's not to say you won't find some creepy moments and worthwhile assets scattered across the flick. For example, writer/director Paul Soter seems to actually care about his central characters.
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Exclusive: Johnathon Schaech Talks Dark Circles, Confirms Hercules 3D Villain Role and More

This week Lionsgate and After Dark are releasing their indie thriller Dark Circles, which was written and directed by “Broken Lizard” alum Paul Soter.

Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, Dark Circles follows brand-new parents Alex and Penny, who are suffering endless insomnia due to their new bundle of joy who isn’t able to sleep more than 15 minutes continuously. As their minds begin to crumble, both Alex and Penny begin to see disturbing hallucinations that only add to their growing paranoia and fear, ultimately forcing them to question what’s real and what isn’t around them.

Dread Central recently had the chance to hop on the phone with co-star Schaech, who is currently off filming Hercules 3D in Bulgaria for Renny Harlin and Millennium Films (more on that later on in the interview!) to discuss his role in Dark Circles, how he used a real-life childhood trauma for his performance in the film,
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Exclusive: Writer/Director Paul Soter Talks Sleepless Nights, Growing Up on Horror and More for Dark Circles

This week writer/director Paul Soter’s intensely creepy thriller Dark Circles (review) arrives on DVD, VOD and more courtesy of Lionsgate and After Dark Originals.

Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, Dark Circles follows new parents Alex and Penny, who move to the country with their infant in hopes of a normal life and upbringing for their son, but neither of them is prepared for the consistent sleepless nights when their little one can’t sleep for more than 15 minutes, which preys on their ever-diminishing fragile mental states. As both parents begin to experience strange figures and disturbances around their house, neither can determine if what’s happening is something more sinister or if it’s just their minds playing tricks on them (cue the Geto Boys).

Dread Central recently chatted with Soter about what inspired Dark Circles, his comedic roots with Broken Lizard and much more. Check out
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Dark Circles and Shadowy Figures: A Movie Review

*there are spoilers here. Tagline: "In this home, no one sleeps." Director/writer: Paul Soter. Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Andrea Frankle, Pell James, and Philippe Brenninkmeyer. Dark Circles is an indie horror title from the After Dark Originals label. The film has been shot by first time feature filmmaker Paul Soter and much of the action onscreen is confined to one set. In a large house, a family must deal with a haunting and possibly a crazed lunatic. What is real is mostly left up to the viewer. However, a few horror fans might be tempted to decide if events are hallucinations or something more dangerous. And, this well shot film is continuously entertaining. Dark Circles focuses on a husband and wife. Alex (Johnathon Schaech) and Penny (Pell James) have their hands full with a new child to raise and a new home to settle into. If that is not enough stress,
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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from Dark Circles

Paul Soter (Broken Lizard) slipped into the director's chair for Dark Circles, a supernatural thriller that's part of the After Dark Originals line-up and hitting DVD this week.

After the jump, check out a behind-the-scenes clip.

When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist.  Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence.  As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.

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New Dark Circles Clip Will Keep You Up at Night

With Lionsgate set to finally release the After Dark Original Dark Circles on DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand this coming May 21st, they've unveiled a new clip for the supernatural horror flick. Check it out!

Dark Circles was written and directed by Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard infamy, the team behind Club Dread, Super Troopers, and Beerfest) and stars Pell James (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do) with Jennifer Foreman and Phillippe Brenninkmeyer. The DVD extras include an audio commentary with writer/director Paul Soter.


When new parents Alex (Schaech) and Penny (James) retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman have each of them wondering if they are suffering from
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