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Carol Kane Recalls Her Emmy Win for ‘Taxi’: ‘I Knew How Lucky I Was’

Carol Kane Recalls Her Emmy Win for ‘Taxi’: ‘I Knew How Lucky I Was’
Given her theater training, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Carol Kane seemed completely cool when she took the stage in 1982 to accept the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her work in ABC’s “Taxi” (she’d win the supporting actress in a comedy trophy the next year, even though the show had been cancelled by then). In a period-appropriate puffy-sleeved dress that matched her trademark voluminous blonde curls, Kane dutifully thanked her “incredibly generous” co-stars as well as series creator Jim Brooks, her parents and other luminaries before politely exiting the stage in a timely manner. Looking back on it, Kane — this year a contender in the supporting actress in a comedy category for Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — tells Variety that the poise was an act.

Were you feeling as confident as you looked when you accepted your award?

Part of that togetherness was just fear. I
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The 18 Scariest Horror Movie Opening Scenes, Ranked

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The 18 Scariest Horror Movie Opening Scenes, Ranked
Some horror movies go with a "slow-build" approach, and some go for the jugular right off the bat. The unexpected horror hit "It Follows" definitely falls into the latter category, as you can see in the opening scene embedded below (narrated by director David Robert Mitchell). Are you sufficiently unnerved? Good! That's what we're going for here. As the indie horror hit prepares to expand into over 1,600 theaters this weekend, below I've ranked 18 of the most iconic/frightening horror openings of all time from least to most scary. The result is a completely objective list that will remain set in stone for all eternity. Are you ready? Can you handle it? Countdown starts now... 18. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) "They're coming to get you, Barbara." While I have no doubt that contemporary audiences covered their eyes in fright during the opening sequence of Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead,
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The Top 11 Home Invasions in Horror

There you are, tucked away sound and snuggly in your little bed. Counting sheep and drifting off to dreamland. The next thing you know, a stranger is in your house with nothing but bad intentions. To celebrate the release of Mischief Night, we bring you the Top 11 Home Invasions in Horror.

We could go on forever with the list of honorable mentions in this category. Films like The Desperate Hours, Kidnapped and High Tension (Haute Tension) come immediately to mind. As do Panic Room, You're Next, The Purge, The Aggression Scale and Funny Games. Hell, even Macaulay Culkin got terrorized by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci in Home Alone. Some on the list are traditional assaults and some are more unique, but we think we've got it narrowed down to...

Black Christmas (1974)

All is calm, all is bright. Except for the fact that you've got a raving lunatic holed up in your attic!
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The 5 Worst Phone Calls in Movie History

Halle Berry's new thriller "The Call" has a pretty simple premise: a gal is kidnapped but manages to make a 911 call that is answered by Berry's emergency operator. And then, you know, all hell breaks loose.

Sounds pretty harrowing, right? But when it comes to frightening, dangerous and downright creepy phone calls, Hollywood history is filled with examples even more extreme. So in honor of Berry and "The Call," we thought this would be a perfect time to look at the 5 Worst Phone Calls in Movie History.

5. 'When a Stranger Calls' (1979)

You probably don't remember the 2006 remake because, well, why would you? But the 1979 original remains a terrifying classic thanks in large part to the phone call in the opening scene. Babysitter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane) is relaxing after putting the kids to bed when she gets a creepy, threatening phone call. She contacts the police and
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A “Hierarchy” of gore and horror heroines; exclusive pics

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A “Hierarchy” of gore and horror heroines; exclusive pics
“I wanted to make The Hierarchy like a feature film with all the boring parts cut out!” writer/director Jorge Godinez tells Fango. “I’m from Mexico, but really love American teen movies and pop culture, and I wanted to combine those elements and make something hip, funny and bloody. If I had to describe what I was going for, I would say The Hierarchy is like Carrie meets Heathers.”

The Hierarchy, produced by Julia Hebner, is set at Crawford Academy, where shy student Marti (Megan Hartig, pictured right with Godinez) is routinely tormented by the school’s top trio of mean girls (Michelle Cutolo, Elizabeth Venezia and Avery Dresel-Kurtz, 1st photo below left-right), with the complicity of guidance counselor Regina Fletcher (Catherine Mary Stewart of Night Of The Comet, The Last Starfighter and The Apple, 2nd photo below). What they don’t know is that Marti, who works in
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A “Hierarchy” of gore and horror heroines; exclusive pics

  • Fangoria
A “Hierarchy” of gore and horror heroines; exclusive pics
“I wanted to make The Hierarchy like a feature film with all the boring parts cut out!” writer/director Jorge Godinez tells Fango. “I’m from Mexico, but really love American teen movies and pop culture, and I wanted to combine those elements and make something hip, funny and bloody. If I had to describe what I was going for, I would say The Hierarchy is like Carrie meets Heathers.”

The Hierarchy, produced by Julia Hebner, is set at Crawford Academy, where shy student Marti (Megan Hartig, pictured right with Godinez) is routinely tormented by the school’s top trio of mean girls (Michelle Cutolo, Elizabeth Venezia and Avery Dresel-Kurtz, 1st photo below left-right), with the complicity of guidance counselor Regina Fletcher (Catherine Mary Stewart of Night Of The Comet, The Last Starfighter and The Apple, 2nd photo below). What they don’t know is that Marti, who works in
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The Top 11 Movie Serial Killers

Serial killers have long been the stuff of which nightmares are made. The serial killer sub-genre of horror has brought us some amazingly memorable characters that still haunt us to this day. On February 19th Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring us a new name in fear with The Factory.

Starring John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter as detectives tracking a murderer, The Factory is set in the bitter cold of a Buffalo winter. A great place to hunt a hunter. And to celebrate the release of this newest addition to the sub-genre, we've compiled a list of the Top 11 Movie Serial Killers.

There is certainly a long list of names to choose from, but we narrowed the field a bit by limiting it to those who were just regular human people. No supernatural involvement here, just a person or group of people who've gone off the deep end and made
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Remember Me: Charles Durning (1923 – 2012)

Some acting careers are made by a single role. Think Brando’s Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Robert DeNiro’s Johnny Boy in Mean Streets (1973), Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack in the box office behemoth Titanic (1997).

A similar connection can happen on a more personal basis. You watch a movie and an actor — for whatever magical, alchemical reason – clicks with you. You suddenly remember the other times you’ve seen him or her, you want to know more about what they’ve done, what they’re going to do. From that moment, their name in the credits means something to you.

And in that great, romantic way Hollywood dream-making works, they may not even be stars; never were, never will be. But they are somebody you respond to, somebody’s who work touches you.

For me, Charles Durning was one of those actors. At the news of his passing on Christmas Eve,
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25 Creepiest Movie Quotes

25 Creepiest Movie Quotes
Oh, Halloween is totally On! Counting down, "Extra" has collected 25 of the most spine tingling and scariest quotes ever uttered in movies.

25 Best Horror Movie Quotes25. 'Paranormal Activity' (2007)

"No, you haven't been having any progress, and you're not in control. It is in control, and if you think you're in control, then you're being an idiot! Not a single thing you've done has helped, and I'm sorry, I don't mean to burst your bubble,
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West on call to remake 'Stranger'

West on call to remake 'Stranger'
Simon West is in negotiations to direct a remake of the cult horror flick When a Stranger Calls for Sony's Screen Gems division. Jake Wadewall is writing the script for the redo of the 1979 film, which was released by Columbia Pictures. Ken Lemberger is producing. The studio also is developing a sequel called When a Stranger Returns. Stacy Cramer is overseeing the project. The original film starred Carol Kane as a high school student traumatized while baby-sitting, after she receives calls she thinks are coming from the parents asking her to check on the kids. The calls turn out to be coming from inside the house. West's credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The General's Daughter and Con Air. He also is set to direct RPM. He is repped by CAA.

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