Film Review: The Ward (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost. REVIEW: Kristen a young traumatized girl is sent to the state mental hospital after she is arrested for setting fire to a local house. There is little revealed as we assume that Kristen is just a troubled girl who has to spend some time in a women’s mental hospital. Beyond the shock of thrown into a new environment, she comes … Continue reading

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US trailer debut for John Carpenter’s THE WARD

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Just got that new one sheet the other day and tonight brings the surprising release of a US trailer for John Carpenter’s THE WARD. The film will be available June 8th on VOD systems across the country followed by a limited theatrical run starting July 8th and then of course home video release. Don’t have a DVD release date for you yet but that info should be heading our way soon enough. Enjoy the trailer:

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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: DIRECTOR: RICK ROSENTAL WRITER: JOHN CARPENTER & DEBRA HILL US RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 30, 1981 … Continue reading

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Carpenter’s THE WARD gets a new one sheet

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As die hard horror fans we all already know that the next one from genre icon John Carpenter titled THE WARD hits theaters in July. We also already know that it stars mega-hottie Amber Heard and it’s got something to do with a hospital. It’s been playing around a bit and a handful of folks have gotten a look at it and to say that reviews are mixed would be an understatement but for me … Continue reading

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Win two passes to WEEKEND OF HORRORS

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So, got anything going on May 14th and 15th? How would you like to be at Creations’ WEEKEND OF HORRORS? It’s going on out in LA LA LAND ( Marriott Hotel, LAX) and if you’re in the area or are going to be in the area I’ve got a pair of passes for you. This years event is MASSIVE. They’ve got John Carpenter, Asia Argento, Tom Savini and that’s just a small, small sampling of … Continue reading

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New 1 sheet for John Carpenter’s ‘The Ward’

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A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

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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 typically not one to let such things slip past me but this week it was … Continue reading

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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. Starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Amber Heard, and Danielle Panabaker, John Carpenter’s THE WARD will be in theaters … Continue reading

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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 Zombie versions. The same goes for a lot of the horror films we have watched … Continue reading

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John Carpenter to direct new film ‘Darkchylde’

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Master of Horror set to bring you the girl of your dreams. John Carpenter is onboard to direct Darkchylde, based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses. John Carpenter and Sandy King’s Storm King Productions have … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Still Hard at Work

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While John Carpenter saw most of his success in the seventies and eighties he still has not quit. Personally I say good for him. He has seen so many of his classic films remade already such as Halloween, Assault on Preceinct 13, and The Fog. His latest work is titled Darkchylde based on the graphic novel by Randy Queen. Richard Taylor will be doing the special effects on this film as well who is known … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. REVIEW: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film In a film such as this that pays tribute to the horror genre and thousands of clips, it really requires an expert editor at the helm. The editor in this case happens to be one in the same as the director…Andrew Monument. It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghosts of Mars (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts. REVIEW: As a true fan of John Carpenter’s work, I am fully aware of all his offerings over the years and the level of critical acclaim (or disclaim) his work has received. Without even going further, he has rightly established his place as one of the true masters of horror and cinema. In fact his Master … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the midst of the Antarctic snow-field, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. When the helicopter is destroyed and the passenger’s are killed by accident, the dog is let into the base and the American’s begin to wonder what has actually happened. The helicopter is discovered to be of Norwegian make, and probably linked … Continue reading

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Modern Horror Directors

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When you think of a Horror Movie Director you get visions of John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Clive Barker and of course Steven Speilberg. Steven Speilberg you might ask? Well some of his more recent movies have been less than horrifying besides for their lack luster content, but he has made some pretty terrifying films to start. His 1975 release of ‘Jaws’ still makes me tread only so deep in the ocean’s waters. A masterful film that … Continue reading

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The Ward: New web site live!

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John Carpenter’s new flick The Ward has finally got a website that you can head over to and enjoy all the info and pictures by clicking here: http://thewardmovie.com/ The story has Kristen, a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of a Psychiatric Hospital. She is completely disoriented, with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her … Continue reading

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