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Teaser for Oliver Robin Thriller feature Celebrity Crush Released

Star Of “Poltergeist” Returns To Star In “Celebrity Crush” The teaser for the feature thriller “Celebrity Crush” has been released with a sneak peak of the movie. Oliver Robins, best known for starring in Airplane 2 and the original Poltergeist as Robbie, “the kid eaten by the tree” and “attacked by a clown,” will soon …

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Chris Columbus and Blumhouse set to make Five Nights at Freddy’s movie

There’s good news today for fans of pant-wettingly scary video games as Blumhouse has announced it’s set to make an adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, with director Chris Columbus in the chair.

The director, who made Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies, has signed up to helm the adaptation of the beloved video game series.

Once upon a time, the rights for the movie were held over at Warner Bros, with Poltergeist director Gil Kenan slated to make the film.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the new movie, which was also confirmed by the official Blumhouse Twitter account welcoming Columbus to the fold.

Since they first launched in 2014, the Five Nights at Freddy’s games have become cult hits.

The games are based around Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, in which animatronic characters go on killing sprees after hours.

Scott Cawthon, creator of the series,
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Harry Potter Director Chris Columbus To Spearhead Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie

Not to be outdone by Slender Man, Blumhouse is pushing full steam ahead with its live-action adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon’s point-and-click video game phenomenon that first flickered into life back in 2014.

Word comes by way of Deadline, revealing that Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) has signed on to write, direct and produce the horror pic previously earmarked for Gil Kenan (Poltergeist).

The latter had been attached to a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie three years ago, when Warner Bros. owned rights to the multimedia franchise. Those plans quickly unraveled, though, thereby allowing Blumhouse to swoop in and acquire Cawthon’s cult series last March.

Fast forward to 2018, and Freddy Fazbear’s pizza joint – a demented, twisted version of Chuck E. Cheese’s or ShowBiz Pizza Place – is officially open for business. And it’ll be Chris Columbus calling the shots from behind the lens,
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Chris Columbus is Set to Write and Direct The Five Nights At Freddy's Movie

Chris Columbus, the director behind Home Alone, Harry Potter, and Mrs. Doubtfire, has officially signed on to write and direct the feature film adaptation of the hit horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's. This seems like a great film project for the director to take on. It's the kind of movie that fits his style. Don't forget, Columbus is also the guy who wrote The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes and Gremlins.

If you're not familiar with Five Nights at Freddy's, the story centers on a security guard who has to battle animatronic robots that come to life in a Chuck E. Cheese-like venue. And these things are supposed to be terrifying. My kids love this game franchise and they are constantly screaming when they play it. There are six games in the franchise and there's also a series of novels and retail merchandise lines.

This has the potential to
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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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Over ten years after Scott Glosserman introduced horror fans to a new name to fear in slasher cinema, Scream Factory is bringing Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon home like never before on a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray this March, and we now have a look at the full list of special features, including several new interviews:

Press Release: You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher, in the cult favorite Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March 27th, 2018 from Scream Factory, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon comes loaded with bonus features, including interviews with actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve, an audio commentary with co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch, an audio commentary with Nathan Baesel,
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Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition

Meryl Streep in ‘Sophie’s Choice’: A look back at her second Oscar win and the competition
This article marks Part 4 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

After “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” in 1981, Meryl Streep lined up two exciting projects for the following year, both lead turns and both given prime late-year release dates for Academy Awards consideration.

First on tap was Streep’s much-anticipated reunion with “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) director Robert Benton. “Still of the Night” would mark her first big screen thriller to date, pairing Streep with two-time Oscar nominee Roy Scheider. Exciting, right? Well, the Benton picture came and went that November in the blink of an eye, failing to even crack the box office top 10. Not only were reviews for the film itself lukewarm but critics argued both
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Sam Raimi in talks to direct The Kingkiller Chronicle film adaptation

While Showtime and Lionsgate are developing a prequel series to Pat Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle, with Broadway’s Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda producing, a film adaptation of the series is also in development, and Variety has revealed that negotiations are underway with Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man trilogy) to direct the film.

The Kingkiller Chronicle follows a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the fantastical world of Temerant, immersing audiences in a universe of unexpected heroes, mystical places, and terrifying dark forces. The film’s script was written by Lindsey Beer (Transformers: The Last Knight) and will adapt the first book in Rothfus’ trilogy, The Name of the Wind.

The series has been very successful, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Rothfus has published The Name of the Wind and its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, while he is currently writing the third book in the trilogy, The Doors of Stone.
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Sam Raimi in talks to return to the directors chair for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Kingkiller Chronicle

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is currently in talks with Lionsgate to take the helm on the adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle.

Lionsgate has already nabbed Hamilton and La La Land musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda as the creative producer and music creator for the film which is based on Pat Rothfuss’ classic novels of the same name.

The Kingkiller Chronicle is a fantasy series telling the story of Kvothe, an adventurer and famous musician. Much of the story is autobiographical, being told by Kvothe to a scribe. The first two books, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, were released in 2007 and 2011 and went on to sell over ten million copies.

The plot is divided into two different action threads: the present, in which Kvothe tells the story of his life to Devan Lochees (known as Chronicler) in the Waystone Inn, and Kvothe’s past,
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Sam Raimi Will Direct The Kingkiller Chronicle Movie

Lionsgate is moving forward with their highly-anticipated adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, with director Sam Raimi entering negotiations to take the helm. Lindsey Beer, who was part of the Transformers writers room and the Godzilla and King Kong writers room, has written the screenplay adaptation, which is based on The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' novel series. Lionsgate hasn't issued a release date at this time, or announced when production may begin, but this adaptation is on the right track.

This adaptation is just one part of a sprawling franchise that will include movies, a TV series and possible stage productions. Lionsgate announced in 2016 that multi-award winning actor, composer, rapper and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is partnering with The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film
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‘Insidious The Last Key’ Review: Dir. Adam Robitel (2018)

Insidious: The Last Key, Review: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson return to battle demons in the latest entry into the Insidious series.

Insidious: The Last Key review by Kat Hughes.

Insidious: The Last Key Review

2017 saw the horror genre go from strength to strength, films such as Get Out, Raw, and It proved that mainstream audiences still like to be scared, meaning that 2018 cinema screens will surely be filled with all manner of spooky things. The first such film to emerge is Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth film within the Insidious franchise. The first film, written by Leigh Whannell and directed by his Saw collaborator James Wan, was a smash success, introducing us to parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her helpers, Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson), as the tried to help the terrified Lambert family. The first sequel – Insidious Chapter Two – stuck with Elise
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‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Movie Review: Lin Shaye’s Ghostbuster Battles Some Personal Demons

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‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Movie Review: Lin Shaye’s Ghostbuster Battles Some Personal Demons
Whether or not writer Leigh Whannell, the writer of all four “Insidious” movies, intended it from the get-go, this horror series has become an exploration of the backstory of Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), who has viewed her gifts for seeing, speaking to and confronting the dead as both a blessing and a curse. (Imagine the “Poltergeist” franchise, if it had been about Tangina, the spiritual housecleaner played unforgettably by Zelda Rubenstein.) Making the movies all about Elise turned out to be a smart move, since Shaye brings such a depth of feeling and empathy to each film; it’s been said.
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Q&A: Composer Douglas Pipes Discusses The Babysitter and Working with Michael Dougherty on Trick ’R Treat and Krampus

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He's the creative mind behind the music for both of Michael Dougherty's beloved holiday horror movies, Trick ’r Treat and Krampus, and Douglas Pipes' captivating music can now be heard in the recent horror comedy The Babysitter. To celebrate his new score and to reflect on his impressive past work, we caught up with Pipes for a Q&A feature, and he discussed his collaborations with Dougherty, how he became interested in music during his formative years, and which composer is still a major influence on his own work.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Douglas. When did you initially become interested in music and what did you listen to in your formative years?

Douglas Pipes: My father was an elementary and junior high school music teacher, so I was exposed to music from the very beginning. I took up piano when I was eight.
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Waxwork Records’ 2018 Subscription to Include Vinyl Scores of Dawn Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Dead, Get Out, and More

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For years they've given new life to the most memorable sounds and songs of horror cinema, but in 2018, Waxwork Records looks to outdo even their own scary high standards with an upcoming vinyl score release slate that honors George A. Romero and celebrates one of the most exciting new voices in horror.

Waxwork Records announced that their 2018 vinyl releases will include the scores for Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The ’Burbs, Drag Me to Hell, and Get Out. Artwork and specific release details have yet to be revealed, but all five vinyl releases are included in the 2018 Waxwork Records Subscription, which can be purchased for $250 in the Us (and $285 internationally) beginning Friday, November 24th. Read on for more details on Waxwork Records' essential and exciting 2018 releases, and keep an eye on their website for more updates.

From Waxwork Records: "Here’s what we have in store
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How Deafness Is Adding Extra Scares to John Leonetti's Horror Movie 'The Silence'

How Deafness Is Adding Extra Scares to John Leonetti's Horror Movie 'The Silence'
John Leonetti knows horror. The veteran filmmaker, 61, cut his teeth as a focus puller on the original Poltergeist. As cinematographer on James Wan’s Insidious and The Conjuring, he contributed to two of the franchises that launched the current horror boom. And he scored his own bona fide horror hit with 2014’s Annabelle, which grossed $256 million worldwide.

He spoke to The Hollywood Reporter from Toronto, where he’s shooting The Silence, a high-concept chiller about a world beset by monsters in which a deaf girl (Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka) provides the only hope of survival. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling...
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10 Horror Movies That Went to Space

10 Horror Movies That Went to Space
"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream!" But can they hear Jason smash computer generated teenagers zipped up in virtual sleeping bags into each other? Can they hear the Leprechaun turn on his green lightsaber? What about Pinhead? Hear him? Everybody loves critically acclaimed sci-fi/horror mash-up fare like Alien, a stone cold cinema classic. But let's not overlook those guilty pleasure slasher franchises, either. What else can we do with the Leprechaun? I know! Leprechaun in Space! Today, we look at 10 times horror movies went to space.

Alien (1979)

First and foremost we must acknowledge Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott. Dan O'Bannon was ready to throw in the towel after a grueling preproduction on a proposed Dune movie went nowhere. As a last ditch effort, he came up with a story called Star Beast, together with Ronald Shusett, who later returned for 2004's Alien vs. Predator.
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The Poltergeist Curse: Here's the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

It's the spookiest month of the year, and you know what that means! It's time to figure out whether you believe in curses or simply unfortunate coincidences. A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out in 2015, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film (that we know of, anyway), the release reminded us of the rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood. RelatedThe 34 Best Horror Movies Streaming on Netflix in October The Whole Ordeal Began With Human Skeletons One of the most
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Poltergeist (1982) Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“This house is clean.”

Poltergeist (1982) plays midnights this weekend (October 6th and 7th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. Tickets are $8.

Poltergeist had all the hallmarks of the Spielberg blockbuster production – a small-town suburban family setting, fantastic special effects, fast-paced action and a liberal smattering of Spielberg’s own brand of natural humor. Rumors have persisted for decades that he wrested the direction away from credited director Tobe Hooper, but the influence and style of Hooper are also evident and, rather than detracting from the considerable input of Spielberg, they complement it in a way which results in a movie of subtle originality.

Poltergeist is fun, extremely well-made, and is packed full of terrific scares. It took the opposite approach from normal; there’s no big old spooky house or gruesome back-story of some patriarch walling people up in the tower. By contrast,
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From VHS to VOD #4

We’ve covered plenty of obscure films available on iTunes in previous From VHS to VOD columns but Apple’s digital service is not the only VOD service making waves into the strange and obscure – there’s plenty of odd, unseen and unreleased (well unreleased on disc formats) films available on Amazon Video.

Unlike iTunes, a lot of the more obscure titles are only available for streaming rather than purchase, though the wide variety of films you don’t, and probably won’t see elsewhere makes up for that. Like iTunes there are some truly obscure films hidden away in the depths of Amazon’s vast collection of movies. Some of which have been made available in the UK for the first time since VHS and a Lot that have been added to the service in their original uncut form!

So, with that said here’s highlight some of the best (well,
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‘Barracuda’ Trailer: Allison Tolman Lets A Stranger Into Her Home, With Horrific Results — Watch

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‘Barracuda’ Trailer: Allison Tolman Lets A Stranger Into Her Home, With Horrific Results — Watch
Consider it an old lesson: If a stranger shows up on your porch, claiming to be your long-lost sister, maybe don’t automatically believe them. Such is the pickle that Allison Tolman’s Merle finds herself confronting in “Barracuda,” when young Sinaloa (newcomer Sophie Reid) appears, touting a shared genealogy that is only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg.

While the sisters eventually bond, long-simmering resentments on Sinaloa’s side — the pair apparently share a father, a country music star who influences her own musicianship — threaten to pull them apart. Or perhaps that’s what Sinaloa wanted the entire time? After the film debuted at this year’s SXSW, our Eric Kohn wrote that “Barracuda” is a “beautiful, haunting drama,” with a particular focus on how music ties together people (and maybe even pulls them apart).

Read More:‘Downward Dog’: Allison Tolman Talks About Strong Single Women, Smart Pups
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Mick Garris Delivers Final Word on ‘Poltergeist’ Controversy; “Tobe Directed That Movie”

Mick Garris Delivers Final Word on ‘Poltergeist’ Controversy; “Tobe Directed That Movie”
So who really directed Poltergeist? It’s a question that horror fans have been pondering for many years, and there are so many different insider stories that it’s become impossible to know the truth. Recently, assistant cameraman John Leonetti, who was on set every day of the production, told the podcast Shockwaves that it was without […]
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