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Three Posters for FOX’s Scream Queens Debut
FOX (via EW) has released a set of new posters for their upcoming series “Scream Queens,” a new comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of “Glee” and “American Horror Story.” Check them out below!
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Wes Craven Weighs in on Scream The TV Series
The choice to do away with the now iconic GhostFace mask for something fleshier has proved a controversial one for Scream The TV Series. Clearly tied to some story element, many simply already miss the white visage, while others are worried it’ll be a device to explain away the killer. Scream director Wes Craven has…
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Alan Rickman to star in 1880-set The Limehouse Golem
Alan Rickman will star in the feature adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, now simply titled The Limehouse Golem. Written by The Woman in Black and Kingsman scirbe Jane Goldsman, the 1880-set London murder mystery is to be directed by Painless‘ Juan Carlos Medina. 
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8 Essential: Italian Cannibal Movies
During the end credits of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno (coming to theaters Summer 2047), a montage of clips from the Italian cannibal movies that inspired it plays, followed by a near complete list of the subgenre. Not only does this nod become a solid “homework assignment” for those bemused by Roth’s attempt at tribute,…
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Watch the Teaser Trailer for Horror Film The Gallows
New Line Cinema and Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) have released the teaser trailer for writers/directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff’s The Gallows, opening in theaters on July 10. The film stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown. Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school…
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Shock Q&A: Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, the Men Who Built The Gallows
The first focus of early April’s Blumhouse Productions panel at WonderCon 2015, The Gallows, arrives from the writing and directing team of Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, two Hollywood newcomers who turned a shoestring budget into a new feature film in the “found footage” subgenre. Set twenty years after an accident that caused the death of the lead actor…
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Blu-ray Review: Class of 1984’s B-Movie Prescience
Time will tell if Class of 1999’s vision of robot teachers will come to pass, but director Mark Lester was, quite sadly, right on the money with its spiritual predecessor. 1982’s Class of 1984 feature metal detectors at the entrance of the school, something that didn’t actually occur until the ‘90s if my Google searches…
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A Bloody Badge of Silence: The Maniac Cop Trilogy
Larry Cohen deals in subversion; not only of genre tropes, but also in how he smuggles radical ideas via pulp constructs. There’s a knowingness to each of his screenplays that alerts the viewer to the bubbling mockery that festers just below his stories’ surfaces. Cohen is a man displeased with America’s fanatical facade of idealism…
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