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Salem Trailer: Lullaby for Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless, iconic to many as Xena, delightfully pulpy in Spartacus and who’s since been seen in Top of the Lake and Parks and Recreation is showing up in Salem next. Her Season Two appearance as a German witch Countess Marburg teased in the series’ latest trailer. 
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Dead Women Scorned: How Deadly Friend Benefits from The Lazarus Effect
While watching The Lazarus Effect, it isn’t difficult to think about a completely different movie, or several other completely different movies. Director David Gelb’s film—the latest inexpensively made and starry horror project from mega-producer Jason Blum—overflows with familiarity, a fact driven home in the majority of its reviews in which Flatliners and Pet Sematary are…
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Four New Posters for Penny Dreadful Season Two
Showtime’s hit series “Penny Dreadful” is officially set to return with its season two premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 10pm ET/PT. Today, Showtime is whetting fans’ collective appetite with four new posters from the ongoing psychological thriller. Check them all out in the player below! The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan…
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The Returned: Star Mark Pellegrino on the English Language Remake
In producing A&E’s English language remake of The Returned, Carlton Cuse cast a very familiar face in the lead. On Cuse’s Lost, Mark Pellegrino played the island’s caretaker, Jacob. Here, he’s Jack Winship, the grieving father of Camille (India Ennenga), who died in a school bus accident along with the town’s other children. Jack’s younger…
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SXSW Trailer: An Adam Mason Home Invasion in Hangman
UK filmmaker Adam Mason, of films like Broken, The Devil’s Chair and Pig, is known for grueling, brutal, often graphic visions. This year, he hits Austin’s annual SXSW, in the Midnighters section appropriately, with Hangman, a film that seems to marry said visions with POV/found footage for what hopefully amounts to a scuzzy, unsettling affair. 
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The Walking Dead Episode 5.12 Recap
Rick’s crew finally enters Alexandria. It’s not an easy transition. As Glenn so artfully puts it, “We need to make this work. We were almost out there too long.” Alexandria’s leader is Deanna, a former Ohio congresswoman. She and her family were trying to get back home to help her state when the outbreak began,…
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Religion in Genre: On Pro-Faith Horror Films
God doesn’t give warning. When it’s time for the mighty, unshakeable man upstairs to point his finger at the ants below, he doesn’t give pause to signify his hammer; he just unleashes his fury and calls it justice. 
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Is Kid-Friendly Horror Making a Comeback?
There’s no decade us horror fans are more nostalgic about than the 1980s, largely thanks to all the gory slasher flicks that dominated the era. But the 80s also represented a golden age for another sub-genre that’s fallen by the wayside in recent years: family-friendly horror. 
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Q&A: Mark Duplass, on The Lazarus Effect
In the first of his two Blumhouse films (and likely more to come), Mark Duplass doesn’t get to have all that much fun. Here, in The Lazarus Effect, it’s Olivia Wilde’s show; her resurrected, black-eyed form hemorrhaging anguish and psychic ability. Instead, Duplass is a straight man, caught (as many classical horror figures are) in…
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