Trailer Debuts For New Elijah Wood Flick ‘Open Windows’

Elijah Wood has become quite the force in the horror genre of late and it would appear as if his streak is going to continue as a trailer has shown up for his next project – a found footage hybrid titled ‘Open Windows’. There doesn’t appear to be any type of “official synopsis” and it’s probably a good thing as this one is a bit convoluted but in a nutshell it’s about Nick (played by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grand Piano (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet. REVIEW: World class pianist Tom Selznick has a real problem. During his comeback performance in Chicago he opens up his sheet music only to find the following message written in red across the notes he’s supposed to play – “If you play one wrong note you’re dead!” Sniper John Cusack has a rifle … Continue reading

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One Sheet For COOTIES Is Worth A Lick

COOTIES is one of those films in our near future that once you know it’s coming, you can’t wait for information so let me quench your need for information with the awesome news that the film has got itself and one sheet and it’s a keeper! Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan wrote the craziness while Jonathan Millott and Cary Murnion co-direct. An absolutely kick ass cast includes Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. REVIEW: Pawn shops get alot of traffic from sellers, to buyers lighting the way for stories within stories that pave the way for items that have traveled afar. Director Wayne Kramer came up with a little ditty that has purpose, style, and dark humor. You might say, it’s a cult film that knows its intention. In the … Continue reading

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John Landis Is Sending Some BAD VIBES

What’s better than a new werewolf flick? A new werewolf flick from JOHN LANDIS set in the 60’s, that’s what! The master of all things werewolf Mr. John Landis is at it again this time coming on board as Executive Producer on a new flick titled BAD VIBES. Interested? Then here are the details. This one will be coming at us from SPRECTREVISION the new company helmed by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. … Continue reading

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COOTIES Casts Up

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We talked about COOTIES a month or so back, remember? It’s the new one coming at us from Leigh Whannell and picked up Elijah Wood very early in the game. Tonight comes news of a rounded out cast, and it’s a good one. Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Jorge Garcia have all signed on the dotted line and will be along for the ride on COOTIES which tells the tale of a band … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 08

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It’s all about Maniac: Joe Spinell versus Elisha Wood as co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Thomas Mariani and Vixen discuss the William Lustig 1980 classic and the fascinating new remake from Franck Khalfoun. Then Dave Dreher surprises the entire cast by introducing special effects legend Tom Savini as special guest host to discuss secrets and stories behind the making of the original Maniac, Tom’s career and his thoughts about remakes, zombies and … Continue reading

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Mondo’s MANIAC Poster Is A Must Own Wonder

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Anyone who collects one sheets or variants of one sheets is well aware of Mondo Tees and the amazing variant posters they create. They can be elusive and as such their value is guaranteed and if you don’t nab one as soon as they go on sale (and that can be next to impossible) then you will end up paying three to four times the sale price literally within hours of their release. The latest … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Fixing mannequins by day and killing women by night, Frank Zito fights his insanity and urge to kill when he meets a young, attractive photographer (Anne) who hires him to provide faceless mannequins for her next exhibit. The closer they become the further into madness Frank slips as he must decide between falling in love with Anne or giving in to his homicidal tendencies. REVIEW: In the Alexandre (High Tension, Piranha) Aja and Gregory … Continue reading

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MANIAC Remake Gets Its Theatrical And VOD Debut Date

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The remake of MANIAC has been spending some time on the festival circuit and pretty much been kicking ass anywhere it plays. This morning brings the news that IFC MIDNIGHT is ready bring this retelling of the classic 1980 spatterfest to the masses. June 21st, that’s the date that MANIAC which stars Elijah Wood, America Olivo, and Nora Arnezeder will hit theaters as well as the VOD platform. Directed by Franck Khalfoun from a screenplay … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Faculty (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances. REVIEW: A mash up of “The Breakfast Club” and “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”, Robert Rodriguez’ “The Faculty” is a fast paced & witty 100 minutes of action that involves the attempted takeover of Earth by parasitic aliens. But rather than start big and begin in a big city like New York or Los Angeles where a lot of other films have had their … Continue reading

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Full Redband Coolness from MANIAC

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We’ve talked about the remake a lot. Probably given it more attention than any other remake of the last several years but the more I see, the more I like this one. MANIAC is one sick ass story and man it sure looks like for this remake, they embraced the crazy! I haven’t kept my thoughts on the casting of Elijah Wood in the role made infamous by Joe Spinell. I have questioned it since … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the … Continue reading

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