New Horror Documentary WHY HORROR? To be Screened at Cannes

A new Canadian documentary on the horror film genre entitled WHY HORROR? will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The film follows horror fan Tal Zimerman across the globe as he talks to filmmakers on the nature of horror to understand why audiences pay good money to be scared.

With stops in Japan, England, Mexico, the United States and Canada, WHY HORROR? features interviews with Eli Roth (HOSTEL), George A. … Continue reading

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CBS Unveils Kevin Williamson’s STALKER

It appears as if the “untitled Kevin Williamson” project we’ve been talking about for the last while finally has a name and a synopsis and even a little teaser video. What a difference a day makes.

Kevin Williamson is of course the man behind the wildly popular Fox show THE FOLLOWING and his new show STALKER will be hitting CBS this fall.

Ready for all the details?

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TNT’s “THE SHOP” Will Revisit The World Of FIRESTARTER

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Well here’s some interesting and unexpected news. TNT is spearheading a new show that will bring back the world of the Stephen King novel FIRESTARTER. Here’ what TNT has to say about the show:

Based on characters created by Stephen King, this supernatural thriller centers on The Shop, a mysterious organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing the organization to its knees in a … Continue reading

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New Poster And Trailer For V/H/S: VIRAL

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Been a big day for news from the V/H/S camp as we get some new art, a trailer and distribution confirmation. Let’s get into it.

First up, check out the nice new poster art:

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Novelization of THE DARK CRYSTAL Out in June 2014

In his 1979 film Manhattan, Woody Allen referred to the practice of writing novelizations of movies as “another contemporary American phenomenon that’s truly moronic.” I was a child at the time and I loved buying the novels of my favorite films, among them The Dark Crystal, which had cool cover art and a nice selection of color photos from the film. The book is being rereleased in June in hardcover, along with the … Continue reading

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Paul Hyett Jumps Into THE POOL

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One of the most talked about films last year in the horror circle was THE SEASONING HOUSE directed by one Paul Hyett. Mr. Hyett is known mainly for his FX work on films like THE DESCENT and THE WOMAN IN BLACK but THE SEASONING HOUSE certainly put him on the fast track directorial wise and today comes news of his next effort behind the camera.

Titled THE POOL it is reported to be a rabid … Continue reading

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Visionary Artist H.R. Giger Passes

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To say that H.R. Giger was influential in the horror arena is like saying the sun is influential in the heating of the earth. Quite simply horror as we know it today would not exist if not for the amazing talent and vision of H.R. Giger. As a young and interested horror fan in the 70’s his surreal and oddly sexual artwork literally drew me in and then when those drawings came to life in … Continue reading

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Our First Look At WAYWARD PINES – Check Out The Teaser Trailer

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Remember when we talked about WAYWARD PINES? Yeah, me neither – that’s because we haven’t yet but lets change that right now. Coming at us from Fox TV this is is the baby of M. Night Shyamalan who produces the series as well as handling the director duties on the premiere episode.

This sucker has got a cast to kill for with Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones and Juliette Lewis all … Continue reading

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Kane Hodder’s New One Is CHARLIE’S FARM – Catch The Trailer

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Who doesn’t love Kane Hodder, he’s really proven himself through the years to the point now that if I see a film with his name attached, I’m watching.

Today brought a nice new trailer for the flick – give it a scan.

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GIVEAWAY: HOUSE OF DUST DVD

Giveaway Opportunity for DVD copy of HOUSE OF DUST.  Please submit your request to joyhorror@horrornews.net by putting House of Dust in the subject line and then in the body of the email, we need your complete name and address.  No PO Box.  United States Only! 

 

Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting … Continue reading

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R.I.P.: Actor Les Carlson

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One of my favorite character actors, Les Carlson, passed away at his home in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 81. Mr. Carlson appeared in some of my favorite genre films. He played Graham, the telephone lineman in Black Christmas (1974), Barry Convex, the president of the Spectacular Optical Corporation, in David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1982), Brenner the newspaper editor in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dead Zone … Continue reading

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Trailer For NBC’s CONSTANTINE Is Demon Slaying Fun

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Was never a fan of the feature film version of this one but I have to admit, this trailer for the NBC version of the story looks pretty kick ass. Continuing their onslaught of genre friendly programming the folks at NBC have seemed to completely embrace the horror, check out this nearly 3 minutes tease. It’s worth the time.

Did they get your attention yet? I know I’ll be giving this one a shot. … Continue reading

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New York City Hosting Free Screening of SLEEPAWAY CAMP

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Fangoria is holding a free screening of the original 1983 film Sleepaway Camp on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:00 at the Cinema Village on 22 East 12th Street, just off of University Place. Cast members and behind-the-scenes people will be appearing at the screening, which will be a free show. In order to get tickets, you must send an e-mail to fangoriascreening@gmail.com. You must list “SLEEPAWAY CAMP” as your subject line and … Continue reading

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Suspense Thriller LAKE PLACID Returns to Shelves on Bluray

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A Pulse-Pounding Suspense Thriller Written by David E. Kelley and Directed by Steve Miner

LAKE PLACID

Starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Oliver Platt

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CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Getting The Deluxe Blu-ray Treatment

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One of the most infamous horror films ever created Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is coming to Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing and it’s going to be a dozy of a release. A three disc set that will feature two blu-ray discs literally crammed full of coolness and a soundtrack CD.

Here’s a listing of of all the goodies:

- New high definition digital restoration of the uncensored director’s cut
– Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and … Continue reading

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW Will Be About……?

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It would only stand to reason that AHS would continue the formula that has made it such a success. Build a dynamic ensemble cast around the iconic Jessica Lange, set it in an interesting and creepy setting and through one bad ass killer at us and then let the blood fall where it may.

We know that Lange returns in Oct. We also know that this year will be a circus theme and now thanks … Continue reading

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