Feminism in the Hills of Wes Craven

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More and more I’m forgetting the past… Webb Pierce’s lyrics open the remake to Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes, and upon watching the remakes that have littered the wasteland of the horror landscape over the past decade, few songs seem more befitting to a remake of one of Craven’s most feminist works. It’s not that I entirely dislike Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes, it’s simply that I don’t care for … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. REVIEW: Wes Craven was in his prime on this 1977 release. This 2nd Craven film digs right into the heart of brutality and the paranoia of encountering savage crazy mountain folks. Since its inception, there have been so many like films involving broken … Continue reading

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Classic ‘Hills Have Eyes’ brings its nightmare to Blu-ray

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TIME TO FEAST AGAIN ON WES CRAVEN’S CULT CLASSIC – IN HIGH DEFINITION! THE HILLS HAVE EYES Blu-ray™ AND DVD Blu-ray™ Edition includes audio commentary by Craven, featurettes, still galleries and an alternate ending! Image Entertainment proudly announces the high-definition debut of a genuine cult gem with the September 6th Blu-ray™ premiere of Wes Craven’s 1977 horror classic The Hills Have Eyes. Featuring digitally restored 1080p video, DTS-ES 6.1 Master Audio sound, and over three … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Am Nancy (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven’s legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Heather asks the burning question: “Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?” After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of eight Nightmare On Elm Street films, Heather reflects on the relevance of heroes in … Continue reading

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SCREAM Blu-ray box set – Artwork – Specs!

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Even if you picked up the stand alone Blu-ray releases earlier this year, you’re going to want this box set as well. I’m liking the looks of this – no doubt about it. Nice art, huh? Check out what all this box set is going to throw at you: Horror fans will scream like never before as Lionsgate debuts Miramax’s Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3 in 1080P High Definition and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last House on The Left (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls — but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls’ parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge on the vicious murderers, who are hiding out in the family’s home. REVIEW: Sometimes the scariest horror movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Years after being burned alive by a mob of angry parents, child murderer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns to haunt the dreams — and reality — of local teenagers in Wes Craven’s spine-chilling slasher classic. As the town’s teens begin dropping like flies, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp, in his big-screen debut), devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadly Friend (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Loosely adapted from Diana Henstell’s novel Friend, “Deadly Friend” revolves around boy genius Paul (Matthew Laborteaux) who has moved to a new town with his mother his mother and his robot pal that he built himself named BB. Paul soon falls in love with pretty neighbor Sam (Kristy Swanson), who lives with her abusive father. Things soon go downhill when BB (who has been showing signs of hostility of late) is blown to bits … Continue reading

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Specs and Trailer for DVD/Blu-ray release of SCREAM 4!

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Yesterday I showed you all the cover art for the upcoming Oct. 4th DVD/Blu-ray release of SCREAM 4 and I told you that more would be coming, well it didn’t take long. Tonight the specs and a trailer showed up in my inbox. Special feature wise, pretty typical stuff A Making of SCREAM 4 feature Alternate Opening Extended Ending Gag Reel Deleted and Extended Scenes And here’s the trailer:

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SCREAM 4 DVD Art

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Anchor Bay will be bringing us the SCREAM 4 DVD which is kind of strange since LIONSGATE just gave us the Blu-rays of the first three but so goes the wacky world of DVD distribution. Anchor Bay always does a nice job on their discs so no problem there, it just greatly complicates ever putting out all the films as on package but I guess that’s only a problem if you give a crap. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Gorgeously Gruesome Posters Celebrating the Films of Wes Craven

Mondo proudly announced the films of Wes Craven as their next subject in their “Director’s Series” of posters. Artist Alex Pardee took on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and the SCREAM series with a ghoulish delight in the two new posters. Internal organs swirl and bloody sneakers drip to create the visage of the murderous Ghostface for the SCREAM poster. The second poster pays tribute to Johnny Depp’s epic blood geyser death in the A … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scream 4 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. REVIEW: Scream 4 returns in full force making a parody of itself in almost perfection. The trend of second guessing the outcome of horror films seems to have caught on so much that Scream is now as predictably unpredictable as they come. It’s pseudo segues, its self narrative flip … Continue reading

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A new clip and a new still from SCREAM 4

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Less then a week to go and the PR machine rolls along. Will all the hype lead to anything worth talking about? I’ll let you know soon, going to a press screening on Tuesday and actually am looking forward to it. SCREAM 4 of course opens for all on April 15th and I think it’s pretty much a clinch it will pull big numbers at the box office. Tonight I’ve got a new short clip … Continue reading

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A new SCREAM 4 clip throws a body at ya!

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It is hard for me to believe that SCREAM 4 opens next weekend! Seems like just yesterday I was reporting the rumor that Craven was coming on board for another installment and here we set only one short week away from seeing what Wes and company have come up with. The press machine has really been churning out the stuff these last few weeks and tonight brings us a new clip that shows us a … Continue reading

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Trailer for upcoming Bio Channel Documentary on SCREAM

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Have you heard? SCREAM 4 opens in 2 weeks. If you’re a horror fan and paying any attention at all there is no way you can’t know that Wes Craven and crew are back fro another round of fun in Woodsboro. SCREAM 4 opens April 15th and to help prime us all for the event the BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL will be airing a retrospective documentary on the franchise and it’s looking to be a winner.

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An all out video assault from SCREAM 4!

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The promotional assault for SCREAM 4 has officially kicked into high gear. DIMENSION has updated their press site with a bunch of video goodies and I’ll be making sure you get a load of all the fun. This morning I have a new trailer and three clips from the flick. Lets get started. Here’s the brand spanking new trailer: Clip one is titled BOYFRIEND: Clip Two goes with the title INTERROGATION:

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