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‘Fearfest’ 2010 updates

AMC announced today its annual AMC Fearfest lineup, which includes over 300 hours of Halloween themed programming as well as interviews with some of today’s most well known filmmakers. AMC Fearfest culminates with the debut of “The Walking Dead” which premieres on Halloween, 10pm ET. **TUNE IN ALERT** AMC FEARFEST KICKS OFF THE COUNTDOWN TO THE WORLD PREMEIRE OF “THE …

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Book Review: 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die – Editor Steven Jay Schneider

It’s probably safe to say that the sci fi movies of generations are perhaps the most iconic of our film history sporting images of aliens, spaceships, alternate worlds and tales of fantastical proportion. As another entry into the featured films books, “101 Sci fi movies” surely captures the essence of the sci fi revolution. 1920’s carried forward to current, there …

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Win Signed Books For Halloween

As all you horror and Halloween fans know, Literary Mayhem’s first original fiction is just around the corner. On October 24, 2010, we will be publishing an original short story by none other than one of my favorite authors Mary SanGiovanni. To celebrate our favorite time of year and a brand new story by Mary, Literary Mayhem is giving away …

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Film Review: Avatar (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Disabled Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) travels to planet Pandora to become an avatar, ingratiate himself with the natives and help Americans mine lucrative unobtainium. But he finds himself in an interstellar conflict after falling for Na’vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). James Cameron writes and directs this Golden Globe-winning CGI odyssey that has broken box office records. Sigourney Weaver …

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Scary String Dolls Are Here for Halloween

Hey horror hounds! In the spirit of Haunting Season, with Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to share a special treat with you (no tricks, sorry!) that came in the mail for me today; I received a nifty little Halloween trinket that immediately reminded me of the “Bride of Chucky.” The trinket is in fact a little String Doll …

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Film Review: The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary Of The Exorcist (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Cinematography by Philip Adrian Booth. Original Score by SAINT. Written, Edited and Directed by The Booth Brothers. RT(88 minutes) Not Rated, SD/HD format, Dolby Digital, Stereo, 5.1 Surround. DVD features TBA. Plot Outline: While filming a haunted asylum in St. Louis, Missouri, documentary filmmakers uncover a secret diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism involving a 13 year old boy …

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Film Review: Beast Within (aka Virus Undead) (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Terror catapults onto the screen as a new form of avian flu turns its unsuspecting victims into voracious zombies. Pleasure-seeking 20-somethings partying in a remote mansion must then battle the flesh-eating monsters and the infected birds. Armed with flamethrowers, brawn and scientific know-how, the friends barricade themselves against the horrors of the night, but will any of them live …

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Film Review: Basement Jack (2009)

SYNOPSIS: A few years ago Jack Riley finally snapped and killed his abusive mother. After killing his mother he went from house to house killing entire families and arranging their bodies in poses that would suggest a happy home life. Jack was just a little boy when all of this happened so of course he didn’t go to jail, but …

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Film Review: Atrocity Circle (2005)

SYNOPSIS: After medical student Brandon (Chris Workman) helps a sexual assault victim in the emergency room, the aspiring doctor’s repressed memories surface and drive him to seek revenge on the brutes who raped a friend years earlier. But meting out rough justice proves harder than he imagined when Brandon finds the culprits — who’ve become bone fide psychopaths. Not for …

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Cult Films: Cinema’s Oddly Fantastic

When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite cult films, I got a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Reefer Madness (1938), Citizen Kane (1941), Glen Or Glenda (1953), …

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Film Review: Crash (1996)

SYNOPSIS: “Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former television scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of …

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Film Review: Boxing Helena (1993)

SYNOPSIS: “A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a …

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We all scream for Scream Queens

My wife Sarah Virginia Brock is a scream queen. I’m not being biased when I say her accomplishments humble me. She has been featured in numerous radio interviews as well as the recently released book Queens of Scream the New Blood, I encourage everyone to check it out. I understand there is a soon to be released documentary on scream …

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Halloween Night: DVD announcement

Street Date: January 11, 2011 A college party is the stage for bloodshed and murder on HALLOWEEN NIGHT as a mistreated student exacts his revenge on those who wronged him. Using the effigy of a living scarecrow, his Frankenstein-like creation carries out his heinous plans. One female student, Trix, is the only thing that stands between him and the bloodiest …

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