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- Retrospective interview with Director of Photography Dean Cundey about his many legendary collaborations with John Carpenter
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- New cover art and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art
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In the Netflix original series 'Hemlock Grove,' a teenage girl is brutally murdered sparking a hunt for her killer, but in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them? And speaking of monsters, this behind the scenes clip shows interviews with the cast discussing the various extent of their monster counterparts. 'Hemlock Grove' stars Famke Janssen, Penelope Mitchell & Freya Tingley, the first episode was directed by Eli Roth and you can now stream all 13 episodes on Netflix!
True Blood is back with its tantalizing series of "Waiting Sucks" clips. This season we are starting out with a meatier-than-usual clip of a stand-off between Jason and Nora - with a little Sookie in the middle.
True Blood season six begins June 16th on HBO.
Best Known As: Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Jamie Lee Curtis
Best Known As: Laurie Strode, Halloween
Once Appeared In: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, “The Mystery of the Fallen Angels”
These iconic horror stars - one a villain, the other a heroine - appeared together early in their careers. In fact, this 1977 episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries was one of the first acting gigs for each of them. Englund plays Gar, and Curtis plays Mary, a couple of no-good motorcycle carnies. They first appear at around the five-minute mark in this episode.
Just because you are running from a psychopath with a machete doesn't mean you can't look hot. And just because you want to look like a Scream Queen doesn't mean you have to put yourself into mortal danger. Accomplish your Scream Queen dreams safely with this slashed latex minidress. Complete with a slashed midsection, tattered hem, and "broken" shoulder strap and accented with fake blood, this dress is perfect for Halloween or prom.
We only have four episodes left in the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries but there are still an awful lot of questions to be answered. Will Elena get her humanity back? Will Silas unleash an eternity of supernaturals onto the world? And what of the Originals if their show goes? We went straight to the source for answers: writer and producer Caroline Dries, who filled us in on what to expect for the rest of this season, and gives us a preview of season five.
What can we expect for the rest of the season?
They are filming the finale right now, that Julie [Plec] and I wrote. We are proud of the fact that... the first few episodes of the season - 401, 402 - all the mythology we started the show with, the massacres and the hunters - the chickens come home to roost in the finale. Everything we’ve been building towards happens as the students are graduating high school. It feels like a huge payoff. So things should feel surprising, but at the same time, we have really set them up.
We get to look forward to our gang graduating high school. We get to unfold the different layers of Silas as we get to know him better as the villain. There are some huge surprises with Bonnie and her magic that will shake us to our core, I think. We saw how Katherine and Elijah’s relationship kind of came out of left field, and yet made perfect sense - at least to me. We get to see that [relationship] evolve a little more and learn more of Katherine’s story. Then there is Elena, who we saw at prom as this heartless bitch who tried to kill her best friend. The boys need to put a stop to it because Elena is becoming her own worst nightmare. Elena has become the villain of the season at this point. So the Salvatores have to test their own limits with Elena, and do everything in their power to make her turn her emotions back on. It puts a huge strain on them because this is the woman they both love. How do you make her turn her emotions back on?
One of the things that was hinted at in the prom episode was that the only emotions Elena seems to respond to are fear and pain. Can we expect to see the boys just torturing the shit out of her?
Yes. In the least pretty fashion. This is where they realize - and the audience sees - how strong Elena is as a character - and as a villain, because she is able to withstand so much of their torture. [Damon and Stefan] torturing her is actually torture for them because they love her so much. So she is able to play with that dynamic. If you think Elena is a villain now, she manages to become an even greater villain. By the end of the season, we will find a way for her to become the Elena we know. Ultimately, we need to answer the question of the cure - the cure is still out there. And once Elena is back to being regular Elena Gilbert, with her emotions and her humanity, the question is hanging over our heads: were her feelings for Damon due to the sire bond? Were they real? Does she still love Stefan? So she has to answer that question, which is the big emotional journey for her this season.
The Vampire Diaries has never been afraid to kill off main characters, as we have seen time and again. Will everyone who was alive as of the prom episode survive the end of the season?
Um..... no. You know everything can’t go that well! There is always a body count.
That is one of the things I love about Vampire Diaries. It is “realistic” in the sense that, unlike in other TV shows, not everyone makes it to the end; they don’t all get out of their sticky situations. I think that is what keeps the show exciting and keeps viewers on their toes.
Yeah, it totally does. What I realized when I first started working on this show is that what really makes this show pop is that it lives in the truth. The truth is an ugly, uncomfortable place. Rather than running from it, you just charge into it, and that is where the best stories come from. That’s why I think Damon pops off the page so much, because he just says truthful things. They are hurtful, but that is what makes it shocking.
What can you tell us about The Originals pilot that airs this week?
It feels like [Vampire Diaries] but it has a new layer to it because it is set in New Orleans. It has a different vibe to it and it’s own set of characters. It’s a very compelling show. I feel like it was well done and a very interesting story.
If The Originals goes to series, will there be crossover episodes?
Yes. The plan is to do some crossover episodes. We don’t have any specifics yet.
The Vampire Diaries has already been picked up for a fifth season. Have you guys started breaking scripts yet? Do you know what will happen after the kids graduate?
Yeah. Even though we are done with season four story-wise, we do this thing called “Vampire Diaries Boot Camp.” We gather in the writer’s room, and now that we don’t have to deal with production phone calls and writing scripts, we just have full days of brainstorming the big ideas of the next season. That is what we are in the process of doing right now. We are thinking of the big stuff: Elena is going to go to college, which will be huge, but we want to keep it grounded in Mystic Falls as well. Obviously Damon isn’t going to go to college; but Caroline and Bonnie and Elena are roommates.... We want to keep the stories intertwined, and not just have separate college storylines.
A lot of shows set in high school seem to have a difficult time making that transition to college. Are you at all worried about that? I mean, truly, Vampire Diaries stopped being about high school long ago.
I think we will handle college the way we handle high school. They’re not going to be sitting in class every five minutes, but we are hyper-aware of it. We want to make sure the season feels fresh and new, like we are starting at a new place in Elena’s life. That’s what we like about college. What we don’t like about it is having these isolated college people in one place, then these other people in another place. So the challenge for us is to make sure all the storylines are intertwining and keeping the ensemble alive.
Man, oh man. A few weeks back we got to see the teaser trailer for 'Hatchet III' which did just that, tease us of the sequel to come, but now a brand-new red-band trailer has been unleashed and it delivers the gory goods! Check out what is now our best look at the epic 3rd chapter in the 'Hatchet' series, this time helmed by director BJ McDonell. Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder return along with new cast members Zach Galligan ('Gremlins'), Derek Mears ('Friday The 13th'), Caroline Williams ('Texas Chainsaw Massacre II') & Sean Whale ('The People Under The Stairs'). Series creator Adam Green returns as writer/producer on this installment which opens in select theaters on June 14th. While you're at it, be sure to check out the below FEARnet exclusive interview with BJ McDonnell and Derek Mears all on 'Hatchet III'!
It's hard to know what to make of the indie horror satire Bad Kids Go to Hell simply because the flick has no freaking idea what it is. That's not to say that a low-budget genre film has to fit into any specific category, but here's an example of a potentially novel idea and some solid production value being used in service of... what? At first Bad Kids Go to Hell seems (a lot) like a late-arriving horror version of The Breakfast Club, but early in the film one of the characters dismisses the widely-adored '80s dramedy as little more than empty-headed teen angst nonsense.
So is Bad Kids Go to Hell some sort of chaotic piece of pop culture weirdness like the recent (and somewhat similar) Detention? Not really because it's slavishly beholden to a ton of backstory and chit-chat that accomplishes little besides slow the movie down to a crawl -- and while I did not care for Detention, that movie has a sense of energy, at the very least.
So that means that Bad Kids Go to Hell is (by default) little more than a "six kids in detention" horror story that spends may too much time on things that simply aren't scary, creepy, novel or new. It certainly doesn't help that all of the characters are insufferable teenaged assholes. That might be one of the points that co-writers Matt Spradlin and Barry Wernick are trying to deliver in a rather over-the-top and convoluted fashion, but that doesn't make these spoiled brats any less annoying to spend time with.
From a horror fan's angle, we're expecting that one of the detainees is a psycho of some sort, but then the movie goes up and throws an :"ancient Indian burial ground" subplot into the mix. It's clearly meant to be a goof on one of the most overused haunted house concepts under the sun, but it's hard to call something satire when it's never funny, and it's hard to take "scares" seriously when none of the characters in the film can manage to.
A lot of the film's irritatingly schizophrenic nature could be overlooked if the intentionally broad and one-note "stereotype" characters brought anything besides snark, sarcasm, and derision -- but Bad Kids Go to Hell is content to settle for shock value and venom over wit, thrills or insight. Frankly it seems like one of those movies made "for teenagers" by people who know little about teenagers aside from what they see on sitcoms and daytime talk shows.
In the latest True Blood micro-mini web series "Waiting Sucks," Alcide enforces his pack master status when it comes to the protection of Luna's daughter (played here by an adorable puppy).
True Blood begins its sixth season on June 16th on HBO.
A few months back, we terrified you with some images from a photo book by Matthew Rolson that focused on the ventriloquist dummies of the Vent Haven Museum in Kentucky.
They are back - with video.
Take a tour through the Vent Haven Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to ventriloquism. They have about 800 terrifying little dolls, many of which museum curator Jennifer Dawson promises can walk, sweat, spit, or pee. So not only do they have soulless eyes that chill you to your core, they are also unsanitary. Great.
For more info on the Vent Haven Museum, or to schedule your vist, check out VentHavenMuseum.com
Some books are held for pleasure, to paraphrase AC/DC, meant to be picked up, carried, engaged in. Novels are like that. Biographies, trivia books, collections of Chuck Klosterman essays, even historical exposés, provided that they’re written by accessible geniuses like Doris Kearns Goodwin or Sarah Vowell. Bibliographies are the other kind of book. You use them for research, or to corroborate dates and times if you’re writing a report or an essay or a thesis. They huddle like stuffy owls until they’re needed, and then they’re forgotten about again. They’re shelf books.
The subject of Stephen King tends to bring out the playfulness in books you’d least expect. Justin Brooks’ new Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World’s Most Popular Author, 2013 Revised Edition falls squarely into this category. Certainly its primary goal is as a reference book, and it’s a damn fine one at that. Poring through the pages (do we still call them pages if it’s an eBook? Let’s say sure.), one cannot help but be astonished by the sheer amount of work put in. Brooks’ bibliography aims to provide a complete publication history for every English-language work Stephen King has written. Think about that. Considering a comprehensive list of just King’s novels would be staggering: the first printing, the large-print edition, the paperback printing, the movie tie-in edition, the UK printing, and what if the book’s ever been excerpted anywhere, ever? That’s all in there, and not just for the novels. It’s everything King ever published: books, short fiction, short non-fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and weird stuff like puzzles and recipes.
And everything? Means everything. Brooks’ Primary Bibliography has a very forgiving interpretation of the term “published,” including stuff King self-published when he was young. There are listings for the semi-famous “hidden” work like People, Places, & Things, and the adaptation of “The Pit and the Pendulum” King referenced in On Writing. But here’s where things get mind-boggling: just as King expert Rocky Wood (who writes a fun foreword here) recently revealed a trove of uncovered King stories in his Uncollected, Unpublished: Revised & Expanded, Brooks dredges up even deeper stores of King work. Have you ever heard of “The Undead”? Or “Trigger-Finger”? How about “Code Name: Moustrap” (yes, spelled that way)? Brooks has, and there are listings – and background information – for all of them, and more. So much more.
No one would begrudge Brooks if he contained his exhaustive research to published output, but no: the entire second half (the dark half?) of the book is dedicated to King’s unpublished work. There are twenty listings for unpublished (often unfinished) novels. There’s mention of a heretofore unknown story called “The Points Dig Deep” that won King a National Scholastic contest in the early 1960s. And there’s more than just juvenilia revealed here: stories King wrote around the time Carrie was written get their unveiling here, thrilling, unheard-of titles such as “The Insanity Game,” “The Null Set,” and “Mobius.” Along the way, Brooks cleans up titles, dates, and rumors that have long been accepted as fact; one of the book’s main strengths is transforming speculation into information.
These listings, and the in-depth research behind them, help Brooks’ Primary Bibliography transcend the designation of shelf book and become something both fascinating and compulsively readable. It’s a reference book, but it’s also fun; not many bibliographies achieve that status, but Brooks manages the feat with aplomb.
Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World’s Most Popular Author is now available as an eBook, readable on most platforms.
Kevin Quigley is an author whose website, CharnelHouseSK.com, is one of the leading online sources for Stephen King news, reviews, and information. He has written several books on Stephen King for Cemetery Dance Publications, including Chart of Darkness, Blood In Your Ears, and Stephen King Limited, and co-wrote the upcoming Stephen King Illustrated Movie Trivia Book. His first novel, I’m On Fire, is forthcoming.