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Update on ‘Underworld 4’ release date

As previously mentioned awhile back, the group behind the 4th installment of the UNDERWORLD franchise have pushed the theatrical release date back from what was initially September 23, 2011 to January 20, 2012. Rumors for the push could have something to do with the fact that Sony/Screen Gems wants the flick to be put in 3D. What else is new …

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Film Review: Salo 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

(Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) SYNOPSIS: Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom), commonly referred to as Salò, is a controversial 1975 Italian film written and directed by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini with uncredited writing contributions by Pupi Avati. It is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom …

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House of the Wolfman – A wild classic on DVD SEPT. 28TH

Be prepared for a classic black and white horror flick to be released on DVD this September when Universal Monsters brings you HOUSE OF THE WOLFMAN. Ron Chaney, John McGarr, Michael Thomas, Billy Bussey, Craig Dabbs, Beano and Rod Spencer star in this tale of five strangers who are invited to a castle under the pretense that one may inherit …

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CASTING NEWS FOR 5TH SEASON OF ‘DEXTER’

Entertainment Weekly has announced the star of Prison Break and Burn Notices, Chris Vance, will be coming on board to guest-star on at least three episodes of DEXTER Season 5. According to the magazine, Vance will play “Cole, a meticulous, physically fit, well-spoken personal aide to a famous businessman.” Chris will also join other notable new additions to the cast …

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Film Review: Man Bites Dog (1992)

SYNOPSIS: A satirical look at how the media affects and promotes violence in modern society. Spoofing reality television, a fascinated documentary crew follows a charismatic yet unrepentant serial killer on his murder sprees. The crew attempts to objectively document the horror, but as the violence escalates, they ultimately get sucked into participating. Man Bites Dog won the International Critics’ Prize …

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Jacques Tourneur

There were some good but usually fairly conventional fantasies produced by the commercial cinema in the forties. But in the middle of all this was one small oasis of the unusual: The low-budget low-key horror movies produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures between 1942 and 1945, and made by a small, fairly autonomous unit, saving money where possible …

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Book Review: A Host Of Shadows – Author Harry Shannon

A Host Of Shadows – Harry Shannon “Everyone carries a shadow,” wrote analyst Carl Jung, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” Few of us see the shadow with any clarity. Turn around for a peek, it slips away. Our violent, sexually tinged fantasies are indulged regularly in darkened theaters, …

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Fear

What is fear? We hear the word and already our heart starts pumping a bit faster, we can feel our sweat glands begin to open, our palms get sweaty and get that all too familiar gross clammy feeling. FEAR can be broken down into an acronym, False Evidence Appearing Real. This is something any and all motivation speakers will tell …

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Top 30 Horror Films of the Last Decade

(BECAUSE TOP 20 ISNT ENOUGH!!) (Not in any particular order) Hey there horror fans, it’s that time of the year when we all reflect on what and where the previous years have brought us.. You’ll read alot of lists this time of year, though that doesn’t mean that they are the final say but rather an individual’s perspective. We wanted …

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New announcement from Cargo Cult Press!

BAD MAGICK by Nate Southard & Steven Shrewsbury (Limited Edition) With only 150 copies being produced this edition will go fast so order soon. In 1901, famed mystic Aleister Crowley passes through a barbaric land known as El Paso, Texas. There he meets a one-armed confederate and a Russian monk known as Rasputin.  Together, these outcasts stand witness to the …

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Film Review: Heavenly Creatures (1994)

SYNOPSIS: “Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline’s mother when she tries to end the girls’ intense and obsessive relationship.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: From the time of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles to the more recent Menendez brothers and O.J. Simpson, …

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How To ‘Make’ A Monster

How does one identify a monster? The question is easier to answer by example than definition. In movie terms, a monster is something unnatural, dangerous and out of control. King Kong (1933), the Frankenstein (1931) monster, Godzilla (1954), Dracula (1931), Ray Harryhausen’s cyclops from The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad (1958), the Alien (1979), The Mummy (1932). That’s the monster A-list, …

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My Soul to Take: 3 week early release date

As I had speculated last week, horrornews.net/1916/my-soul-to-take/, it was risky and ballsy for Rogue Pictures to release this film the same weekend as Saw 3D and only a week after Paranormal Activity 2. Well apparently someone within that company thought so too because Wes Craven’s latest just got a three week earlier release date. It is now set to release …

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Deadlines – the record breaking film

Jason Sanders and Blake Hooks set out to break a Guiness world record by shooting a 90 minute horror film in just 24 hours. They were successful in doing so and since then people have been waiting to catch a glimpse of this film. We are still waiting on a trailer but a picture has been released of the chainsaw …

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