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SCREAM FACTORY announces special features for the THEY LIVE Blu-ray!

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Right after the Halloween holiday SCREAM FACTORY will give us the biggest Halloween treat of the season. That of course is going to be the Blu-ray release of John Carpenter’s cult classic THEY LIVE. Having already had the honor of checking out the first two SCREAM FACTORY releases (Halloween II and Halloween III) I can without a doubt that this …

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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John Carpenter Interview Details Master Of Horror’s Past And Future Projects At Mutantville

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Mutantville Productions, an independent film company near Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on creating horror movies, is announcing the upcoming screening of “Scarecrow at Midnight” on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the Third Annual Myers House Halloween Bash. Set to bring the chills this Halloween, Scarecrow at Midnight was filmed at the legendary Myers House in North Carolina. It is …

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Key Genre Films 1970s

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With The Andromeda Strain (1971) director Robert Wise proved that he was still as adept with science fiction themes as he was with the supernatural. A well constructed thriller, it tells of a group of scientists trying to analyse a strange alien spore which comes to earth. Stanley Kubrick, having explored the sterile depths of space in 2001: A Space …

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Film Review: The Fog (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “One hundred years ago, on April 21st, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and moved with his friend from a leper colony to California to build a town for them to live with more comfort. However, while crossing a fog in Spivey Point, they were misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the vessel …

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Film Review: Halloween II (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: This bloodier sequel picks up where the original ended. An injured Jamie Lee Curtis recuperates in the hospital not knowing that murderous Michael Myers is licking his wounds in a nearby room. The hospital setting makes for spooky sequences with Myers’ slow footsteps echoing loudly on the tile floor. The diagnosis for impressionable viewers: long nights of insomnia. REVIEW: …

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Horror Talk: 01.07.11

Greetings, boys and ghouls! Welcome back to Horror Talk, hosted once again by your friendly neighborhood gorehound and indie filmmaker extraordinaire, Travis Legge. Before we delve too deep into this week in Horror, let me begin with a sincere apology for my tardiness. Normally Horror Talk posts on Wednesday and this week I was unable to hit the deadline. I’m …

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Partial Trailer for John Carpenter’s THE WARD

A strange little half-trailer popped up on youtube for John Carpenter’s THE WARD. In the trailer, that only runs for a little under a minute, a girl named Kristen sets fire to a house and then collapses. When she awakens she is in what appears to be a hospital, and there is something real bad wrong in the showers. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDp-GPQZdPY[/youtube] …

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Now That’s a Scary Thought

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Horror fans are spoiled when it comes to film franchises. When you can’t get enough of a certain villain or storyline, you don’t have to fret because there are most likely four to six sequels that follow. Have a passion for Michael Myers? No problem, just watch any of the eight sequels. Also, let’s not forget the two new Rob …

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