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Ten Terrible Movie Taglines

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Good movies tend to have solid taglines. Bad movies almost always have questionable taglines. Coincidence?

Taglines may not be the most important component of a film’s advertising, but having a good one can be beneficial. A good tagline should be something that is memorable, catchy, informative of the films’ plot or tone, and unique. Consider the tagline from Alien, “In space no one will hear you scream,” or Jurassic Park, “An adventure 65 million years in the making.” At other times, movie taglines have been famous quotes from the film. Examples are “One ring to rule them all,” from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, or “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy,” from The Shining. Simply put, having a solid movie tagline is worth the effort.

This is a look at a few films where the effort was clearly lacking or misplaced. Sometimes they are trying too hard.
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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials
This Friday will see the release of a horror film called “Flatliners,” a movie title that should be instantly familiar to anyone who spent the ’90s trawling the shelves of their local video store in search of something — anything — to watch that weekend. Perhaps best remembered as the crusty VHS that was always sandwiched between “The Fisher King” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” the original “Flatliners” was an asinine but atmospheric psychological horror thing that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin as foolhardy med students who start experimenting with life after death. Nothing goes wrong and they all live happily ever after.

Now, perhaps motivated by the fact that the mere act of making a movie in 2017 feels like an experiment with life after death, Hollywood is about to unleash a remake starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev,
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Remembering ‘Urban Legend’ 19 Years Later

Remembering ‘Urban Legend’ 19 Years Later
Released nearly twenty years ago, on September 25, 1998, Urban Legend had the misfortune of being lumped in as another Scream copycat, despite it being a box office success. It’s hard to argue that aesthetically, and tonally, this teen slasher shared a lot in common with the string of ‘90s teen slashers released during the […]
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Video: 5 Best Teenage Slasher Movies

Everyone loves a good slasher movie. It’s got everything a movie lover wants- dumb teenagers with hormones and serial killers who are bent on finding them. Plus, lots and lots of bad decisions. It’s like a game of cat and mouse only most of the time the mouse loses. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five of the best slasher movies around.

5. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

While this movie didn’t get many favorable reviews, Jim Gillespie’s I Know What You Did Last Summer has all the elements of a slasher film. Clueless teenagers and a relentless killer. Loosely adapted from a Lois Duncan novel, Kevin Williamson’s script flips the hit and run incident from a small boy to a fishermen. There was a lot of things that worked in this movie-particularly the attractive cast and the inspiration
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Grey Lady Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea Arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 27th

Eric Dane and Natalie Zea star in the thrilling drama, Grey Lady, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 27 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Following a clue given to him by his murdered partner and lover, Detective James Doyle must track down a serial killer before he becomes the next victim. Written and directed by John Shea (Southie) the film also stars Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, and Amy Madigan. The Grey Lady DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Here’s the Grey Lady trailer:

Official Synopsis

When Boston Police Detective James Doyle’s (Eric Dane) partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends him to Nantucket in the lonely off-season. A murder mystery unfolds, one that draws the guilty and the innocent into its vortex. As Doyle hunts the killer and the killer hunts him, he discovers that things
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Awakening The Zodiac Has Its Rewards: First Trailer

A few details are emerging for Jonathan Wright's (Urban Legend, 1998) Awakening the Zodiac. The trailer shows a couple searching for this elusive serial killer, who was active in the '60s and '70s. Five were murdered, but Mick (Shane West) and Zoe (Leslie Bibb) may have found him. The first clip is an exciting one. As well, the film's official movie poster is hosted here, along with the film's release details. The story begins with a series of cryptic messages. Found by bargain hunters, a series of film reels and pictures reveal more about the Zodiak Killer. Hoping to claim the reward money, Mick and Zoe put together a case, while searching for the killer's identity. Awakening the Zodiac will see theatres, this Summer. Sony Pictures Worldwide will distribute. And, theatrical showings begin on June 9th. Fans of thriller can find the latest on Awakening the Zodiac below.
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Horror Channel announces eight premieres for May

Horror Channel has announced eight prime-time weekend film premieres for May, including the UK premieres of José Manuel Cravioto’s pulse-pounding thriller Bound to Vengeance and Mary Lambert’s evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, along with network premieres for Don Mancini’s killer-dolls spin-off Seed of Chucky, starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly & Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen’s unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide, the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Stephen Kay’s monster in the closet chiller Boogeyman, Jamie Blanks’ teen slasher Urban Legend and Ryuhei Kitamura’s mystery-man rampaging No One Lives.

Fri 5 May @ 21:00 – Boogeyman (2005) *Network Premiere

Tim (Barry Watson) is haunted by traumatic memories from his past, linked to the death of his father. Desperate to resolve his issues, he returns to the house where he grew up. But while Tim wants to convince himself the ghostly memories he carries are just a figment of his imagination,
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The Mothman of Point Pleasant Documentary Digs Deep Into a Terrifying Urban Legend

One of the more mysterious urban legends within the United States is that of The Mothman, a mysterious creature that brought about a series of strange events in or around the area of Point Pleasant, Wv in the mid-60’s. The… Continue Reading →

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Urban Legend-Inspired Shirt Design from Cavitycolors Warns That “Someone’s in the Back Seat!”

The 1998 horror film Urban Legend gave horror fans several lines to reference over the years, but arguably the most memorable one is from the opening scene, and on their latest "Buy or Die" shirt design (available only until 5:00pm Et on Sunday, April 9th), Cavitycolors pays tribute to the film's ominous warning that "someone's in the back seat!"

Check out the new shirt design below, and to learn more, visit Cavitycolors online.

From Cavitycolors: "Available Now! Check out these brand new *All Black* Baseball Tees, too! You only have 3 days to purchase our newest Urban Legend inspired release, then it's gone forever! Buy.... or Die! Also, check your backseat.

Inspired by the *urban legend* about a crazed killer hiding in the back seat.

* This design is available for 3 days only, starting now!

After 3 days, it will vanish forever into oblivion, never to be seen again.

That’s the nature
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Watch: Drone Captures Thrilling Close Call Between Shark and Surfer

Watch: Drone Captures Thrilling Close Call Between Shark and Surfer
Urban legend says that you swallow a certain number of spiders in your sleep.

While that is up for debate, this is not: If you are swimming in Australia’s waters there is a good chance a shark is somewhere nearby.

In New South Wales, Australia, the government has spent $16 million on the Shark Management Strategy. This is a proactive plan to cut down on the number of shark attacks without harming any sharks. Along with sonar detection, helicopter surveillance and net trails, this strategy also uses drones to capture and study the behavior of sharks near the country’s coastline.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Scorsese Docs, Leonard Cohen, Social Thrillers & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Scorsese retrospective has a music-filled weekend with The Last Waltz, his George Harrison documentary, and more.

Anthology Film Archives

The late, great Leonard Cohen is paid tribute with a small retrospective that includes Fassbinder’s Beware of a Holy Whore and McCabe and Mrs. Miller.

Jean Vigo’s masterpiece L’Atalante has showings.
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Exclusive: 'Scream' 20 Years Later -- Neve Campbell and Co-Stars Share Untold Stories From the Set

Exclusive: 'Scream' 20 Years Later -- Neve Campbell and Co-Stars Share Untold Stories From the Set
It’s been 20 years since Ghostface slashed into theaters in Scream and asked that infamously ironic question of a wide-eyed Casey Becker, played by Drew Barrymore. Three sequels and an MTV series later, Scream is just as revolutionary as it was upon its initial release on Dec. 20, 1996.

By the mid-’90s, slasher films were considered dead and buried (pun intended), thanks in part to a slew of poorly received sequels to iconic franchises -- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Until, of course, Scream changed the game entirely.

Praised by theatergoers and critics alike, Scream grossed over $100 million at the domestic box office on a production budget of just $14 million. It was unheard of at the time for horror movies, and, as a result, it fully revitalized the genre. Following the success of Scream, a new generation of horror fans was treated to the
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Baby Boy on the Way for Danielle Harris

Baby Boy on the Way for Danielle Harris
It’s a Halloween surprise: Danielle Harris is pregnant!

The iconic scream queen and her husband David Gross are expecting their first child — a baby boy! — her rep confirms to People exclusively.

“After three years of fighting for the family I so desperately wanted to start, I’m proud to finally be able to say I’m gonna be a mom to a baby boy … thanks to the painstaking miracle of IVF,” Harris, 39, tells People exclusively.

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The Nine Greatest Horror Film Stars of All Time

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Halloween is almost here. This is the time of year for putting your favorite horror films in the DVD player. When you think of horror movies over the decades, there are certain actors whose names are indelibly linked to the horror genre. In honor of Halloween 2016, Cinelinx looks at the nine greatest horror films stars of all time.

9) Robert Englund: He made a name for himself as the burnt-faced dream demon Freddy Kruger. His body of horror work includes...A Nightmare On Elm Street, Anoes 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Anoes 3: Dream Warriors, Anoes 4: The Dream Master, Anoes 5: The Dream Child, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy Vs. Jason, The Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare Café, Night Terrors, Mortal Fear, The Mangler, Urban Legend, Sanitarium, The Funhouse Massacre, etc.

8) Jamie Lee Curtis: The woman who created the trend of females
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Suddenly

Political terror scenarios were a bit simpler in the 1950s, and movies about them fairly rare. Frank Sinatra gives a strong performance as the villain John Baron, in a tense tale of presidential assassination by high-powered rifle. Suddenly Blu-ray The Film Detective 1954 / B&W / 1.75 widescreen / 75 min. / Street Date October 25, 2016 / 14.99 Starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Willis Bouchey, Cinematography Charles G. Clarke Art Direction Frank Sylos Film Editor John F. Schreyer Original Music David Raksin Written by Richard Sale Produced by Robert Bassler Directed by Lewis Allen

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some disc companies do well by refurbishing movies in the Public Domain, using various methods to bring what were once bargain-bin eyesores nearer the level of releases made from prime source material in studio vaults. As I've reported with efforts by HD Cinema Classics and Vci, the results vary dramatically -- did the company do a professional job,
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Lake of Shadows: the Legend of Avocado Lake Brings Urban Legend to Film

Fresh from wrapping his horror anthology The Last American Horror Show writer/ director Michael S. Rodriguez has returned to bring us Lake of Shadows: the legend of avocado lake. Shadows follows three aspiring journalism majors as they seek to uncover the mystery about the infamous lake and the dozens of deaths surrounding it. Soon they …

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The Real Story Behind ‘Cherry Falls’

The Real Story Behind ‘Cherry Falls’
In the years following Scream‘s release in 1996, studios rushed to release as many witty slashers as possible to capitalize on the meta slasher phase before it fizzled out. From I Know What You Did Last Summer to Urban Legend to Valentine, each film seemed to get worse and worse with each subsequent release. This is why it is so upsetting that […]
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Ash vs Evil Dead: 12 things we learned from Sdcc

David Crow Jul 28, 2016

Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Rob Tapert, and more on Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2...

This article is from Den Of Geek Us.

Every San Diego Comic-Con offers a different experience and a unique hue to its vintage. Thus it’s impossible to rank one Sdcc adventure over another, yet there are moments at each that stand tall. And running into Bruce Campbell and friends on several occasions this past week while they were promoting Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 certainly qualifies as a hard-to-top highlight.

Indeed, we were able to catch up with Groovy Bruce’s even groovier chin, as well as at different points Rob Tapert, who is executive producer on Ash vs Evil Dead, and fellow cast members Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago, during a roundtable interview and the season 2 premiere screening. During it all, we learned some pretty nifty details about what
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5 Other Movie Franchises That Crashed Onto Television

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News this week came in that the final planned Divergent Series movie would be skipping the theaters and go direct to television/DVD. It’s a rare move for such a major studio franchise to make, and it got me to thinking about other movie series that fizzled and did the same. Come inside to check out a history of downward sliding franchises!

If I come off sounding a bit harsh about all this, it’s mostly due to the fact that it’s such a bizarre situation. It’s been awhile since a studio franchise had to dropped down to direct-to-television and it’s not a good thing. Sure, Lionsgate is trying to spin the information that it’s part of a planned way to jumpstart a spin-off TV series...but the reality is this isn’t how they wanted The Divergent Series to end.

It’s a failure,
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The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs Urban Legend Gets an Ominous New Adaptation

The urban legend of “the babysitter and the man upstairs,” in which a mysterious stranger seems to watch a young woman as she babysits, is some pretty scary shit, especially when you consider that it was inspired by the true… Continue Reading →

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