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Halloween Horror Nights 2021: Ranking All The New Mazes From Worst To Best

As I strolled into Universal Hollywood for the first time since Halloween Horror Nights 2019, emotions were a bubbly cauldron of excitement, hesitation, and curiosity. The pandemic isn't over — especially in Los Angeles with delta, mu, and lambda variant concerns — and yet I'm vaccinated, diligently wear my mask, and am ready to embrace SpookySeason™ (safely) once again. As much as I'd prefer to exclusively focus on marquee mazes filled with threats from Hill House's purgatorial inhabitants to M...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Amc, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, Pandora, House, Universal, Christ, Bates Motel, Medusa, Cool Stuff, Michael, John Carpenter, Luke

The Movies That Made Us Season 3 Will Focus On Your Favorite Horror Movies

The hugely popular Netflix docuseries "The Movies That Made Us" is returning for a third season on October 12 and finally giving a massive subset of the show's fanbase what they've been craving ... episodes dedicated to some of their favorite and most influential horror films.Since the earliest days of cinema, horror has consistently been one of the most prolific and profitable genres of film. The cultural impact of horror movies cannot be denied, and it's a real treat for fans of all things spo...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, America, Netflix, James Cameron, Robocop, Eddie Murphy, John Carpenter, Elf, Wes Craven, John Landis, SlashFilm, Sean S Cunningham, RoboCop Paul Verhoeven

The 11 Scariest Scenes In The Halloween Franchise

Is there any other horror franchise with a continuity as convoluted as that of the Halloween films? The Halloween timeline has been reset, rebooted, and retconned more than any other series (apart from maybe the X-Men franchise) and it makes watching all the films a much harder task than you might think for what is, essentially, a B-movie slasher series.Michael Myers is one of the most iconic and simultaneously mysterious villains of horror cinema. While Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees became ...
Tags: Movies, Indianapolis, Earth, Oscar, Annie, Jamie Lee Curtis, Buddy, Alice, Michael, James, Rob Zombie, Jamie, John Carpenter, Janet Leigh, Curtis, Myers

Copshop Review: Gerard Butler And Frank Grillo Face Off In Joe Carnahan's Trashy, Fun Actioner

Joe Carnahan made a name for himself with the brutal, intense cop drama "Narc." He followed that film up with "Smokin' Aces," a star-studded, rather messy shoot 'em up that was oozing with style, and far removed from the more serious tone of "Narc." Since then, Carnahan has occasionally dipped back into seriousness with entries like the criminally underrated "The Grey." But it's clear his heart belongs to pulpy trash where everyone is an ass, and everyone's got a gun. And there's certainly nothi...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Bob, Gerard Butler, Teddy, John Carpenter, Butler, Carnahan, De Niro, Valerie, Pacino, Grillo, Frank Grillo, Joe Carnahan, SlashFilm, Toby Huss

14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, America, Earth, Bbc, Cruise, Williams, Cameron, Andy Serkis, Ian Fleming, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig, Ash

Cool Stuff: Mondo Gives Pixar's Up Score The Vinyl Soundtrack Treatment

The folks at Mondo are adding yet another banger title to their limited vinyl soundtrack releases. This time they're continuing their streak of releasing Michael Giacchino's work with one of his most iconic and influential scores. That's right! Pixar's "Up" is getting the white glove treatment complete with absolutely gorgeous cover art by Nicole Gustaffson and liner notes from Drew Taylor. A Look Inside How lovely are those "balloon spots" on the vinyl itself? I always love to see Mondo go the ...
Tags: Movies, News, John Lennon, Pixar, Cool Stuff, Mondo, John Carpenter, Michael Giacchino, Giacchino, SlashFilm, Jojo Rabbit, Nicole Gustaffson, Brundlepod, Nouvelle Orchestra

The 13 Best Movies About The Devil Ranked

The devil is terrifying. Whether viewers are persons of faith or not, there's something about the devil that cultivates a distinct, almost existential kind of fear. The name alone, uttered in shadows and whispers, is enough to inspire a perennial, frosty chill. For certain audiences, the devil is very much real. For others, the movies he stars in are so chilling and so raw in their depiction of Old Scratch that until the lights go on, whoever is watching just might find themselves believing, too...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Rome, House, Mpaa, Catholic, Roman Polanski, Ed, Greta Gerwig, Swift, Al Pacino, Bell, Devil, Aspen

Single-Season '80s Sci-Fi And Fantasy Shows That Deserve A Second Shot

The '80s were the decade when KITT prowled the streets and Airwolf patrolled the skies, when a school teacher stepped up to serve as the greatest American hero, and when a government scientist took his first quantum leap back in time to put right what once went wrong.But '80s television also boasted legions of less-watched stealth superheroes: phoenixes and probing prodigies and extraterrestrial ex-cons, wizards and warriors, manimals and automen, and voyagers to other worlds. Maybe their shows ...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Texas, Tibet, Television, Movies, Nbc, Africa, David Letterman, America, Indiana, Earth, Austin, United States, Egypt, Chase, Pentagon

Halloween Kills Will Also Stream On Peacock When It Hits Theaters

Michael Myers is coming home ... to Peacock. "Halloween Kills," the follow-up to 2018's "Halloween," is now set to open both in theaters and stream on Peacock starting in October. Up until now, the David Gordon Green-directed film was listed as a theatrical exclusive – but that's obviously changed. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak, "Halloween Kills" picks up immediately where the last film left off, with Laurie Strode, her daughter, and her granddaughter the only survivor...
Tags: Movies, News, Green, David, Venice, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, John Carpenter, Peacock, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Michael Myers, SlashFilm, Laurie Strode

Universal’s Halloween Kills to Debut Day-and-Date in Theaters & on Peacock

Universal Pictures, Miramax, and Blumhouse have announced that the highly-anticipated Halloween Kills will be debuting day-and-date in theaters as well as on Peacock on October 15, 2021. RELATED: Halloween Kills Trailer: Michael Myers Battles Familiar Faces “In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Streaming, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, Skull Island, Universal Pictures, Michael, Miramax, John Carpenter, Peacock, Laurie, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, Michael Myers

Disney's New Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found a Star

Michael Myers strikes in another new glimpse from Halloween Kills. The Muppets date their own Haunted Mansion ride. Get a look at what’s coming on Titans, and Riverdale...wait I’m sorry there’s a Queen of Bees now? To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Comics, Science, Entertainment, Disney, Owen Wilson, Disneyland, Maggie, Sam, The Muppets, Barry, Richard Ayoade, Oracle, Mel, Elizabeth Olsen, John Carpenter

Actually, Halloween Isn't A Knock-Off Of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The first word on "Halloween Kills" is starting to come out and it doesn't seem to be scoring any points with the big trade critics. The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney wasn't impressed, comparing the film to the lesser "Halloween" sequels of the '80s and '90s, and Owen Gleiberman of Variety went a step further and pretty much said the original film wasn't any good in the first place. (For the record, /Film's critic was quite warm on it.)I'm not going to debate Gleiberman's opinion of the new ...
Tags: Movies, Slashfilm

John Carpenter Reveals New Halloween Kills Track, Just In Time For Spooky Season

If we're not going to get John Carpenter directing new "Halloween" movies, we can at least take some solace in the fact that his voice is still represented on the soundtracks. Carpenter's score is a huge part of the iconography of this trend-setting slasher series, and having him back is a fantastic way to keep the original identity of the series intact while letting some new blood guide the ship.The legendary director teamed up with his son, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies to tackle the score...
Tags: Movies, News, Venice, Bernard Herrmann, John Carpenter, Carpenter, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Daniel Davies, SlashFilm, Alan Howarth, Cody Carpenter

Venice 2021: David Gordon Green's Horror Sequel 'Halloween Kills'

It's back to Haddonfield we go, where Michael Myers is still not done trick-or-treating… At the end of the 2018 update of Halloween, we left with three generations of the Strode family (Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak) as they escaped a burning home with the boogeyman trapped inside, burning to a crisp. Presumably. However, all of Laurie Strode's prepper plans were in vain, as "The Shape" only got his mask singed and didn't meet his demise. Let's cut to the chase: 2021's Hallow...
Tags: Movies, Review, Horror, Venice, John Carpenter, Haddonfield, David Gordon Green, Michael Myers, Danny McBride, Scott Teems, Laurie Strode, Andi Matichak, Jamie Lee Curtis Judy Greer, Venice 21

Interview: Director Andrew Baird Discusses the Astonishing World of Zone 414

Andrew Baird’s Zone 414, starring Guy Pearce and Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, is now available to purchase on digital platforms. Sporting a strong script by Bryan Edward Hill and packed with wondrous visuals and intriguing themes regarding artificial intelligence and the very nature of humanity, the film offers a unique look at an alternate future where technology has become the bane of existence; and mankind has all but relinquished emotion. Lucky for us, director Andrew Baird was on hand to discu...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, La, Sci-fi, United States, Northern Ireland, Guy Pearce, Belfast, William Gibson, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, James Cameron

The 16 Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

Any time is a great time to watch a horror movie (or two or three), but as summer winds down and we move into autumn, it makes even more sense to bust out the popcorn and turn on something scary. Luckily, Amazon Prime has a number of great horror films that are included with your membership that you can watch right now. Saving money while making your heart pound and your blood race -- what could be better than that? From lighter, more fun fare to the darkest of terrors, Amazon Prime's eclectic l...
Tags: Amazon, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Sweden, Berlin, Superman, Christopher Lee, San Francisco, Amazon Prime, Fbi, Roger Ebert, Morocco, House, Robert Pattinson, Donald Sutherland, Palmer

Actors Who Died In 2021

Every year seems worse than the last when it comes to the number of bright lives that we've lost. In the end, death makes us all equals. But the work actors do, telling stories that inspire us, helps them to live on in our memories longer than most. We may not know these people personally, they become a part of us. We let them into our living rooms, and let them tell us about the parts of our world -- or, sometimes, a make-believe one ---that we may not get to see for ourselves.The entertainment...
Tags: Post, Japan, Hbo, London, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abc, Navy, Robin Williams, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Barack Obama, Spain

The 20 Best '80s Horror Movies Ranked

The '80s were a boom time for horror. Two formats of video recorder (VHS and Betamax) duked it out, with VHS eventually winning out due to being the cheaper format to license. The proliferation of this technology in the home meant that films had a market outside cinemas for the first time, and rental stores cropped up worldwide. Direct-to-video became a valid way to release films, and a lot of people wanted to cash in on the growing horror craze. In addition, because it was now possible to recor...
Tags: UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Roald Dahl, Los Angeles, Society, David, David Cronenberg, Antarctica, Beverly Hills, Steve McQueen, EC, Woody Allen, Mogwai

42 of the Most Mind-Blowing Special Effects Sequences in Movie History

Admittedly, we’ve gotten a little jaded. Digital effects are so omnipresent in our blockbusters that we’ve come to expect the impossible from movies. Our sense of awe has been, perhaps, a bit dulled, even as we’re very easily disappointed (although I don’t see the human-feline CGI monstrosities from Cats pleasing…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Television, Films, Disney, Digital, Companies, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Bacon, Dish Network, Kip Thorne, Lifehacks, Tilda Swinton

20 Movies About Aliens That You Definitely Need To Watch

Films with aliens are rarely about the aliens themselves. These interstellar visitors usually serve as metaphors for human nature, a reflection of our politics, or a means to discuss strange natural phenomena. As Stephen King explained in "Danse Macabre," his non-fiction exploration of the horror genre, the things that frighten or confuse us change shape with each generation. The aliens of the '50s and '60s were Cold War relics that played on social paranoia. The aliens of the '80s reflected con...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Stephen King, US, America, Earth, Daft Punk, David Bowie, John Goodman, Pacific Rim, Christopher Walken, West Coast, Johnson, Ridley Scott, Jeff Bridges, Paul Verhoeven

The 10 Greatest John Carpenter Characters Ranked

Over the course of a filmmaking career that's spanned five decades, director John Carpenter has created some of the most memorable monsters in the history of cinema, including Michael Myers in "Halloween" in 1978 and the Thing in 1982. But Carpenter also has a knack for well-crafted characters, which makes sense when you consider that, much like Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre company of players, Carpenter tends to draw from the same stable of actors for much of his casting.As much as Carpe...
Tags: New York, Movies, Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood, Antarctica, Bruce Wayne, Vietnam, Jack, Jeff Bridges, Alan Rickman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Captain America, Michael, Jamie, John Carpenter

17 '80s Action Movies You Definitely Need To See

At the 1985 American Business Conference, President Ronald Reagan gunned down a tax increase by quoting Dirty Harry: "Go ahead -- make my day." For better or worse, there are few more iconic intersections of age and genre than the '80s action movie. The PG-13 rating allowed for a whole new audience to enjoy wanton violence at the multiplex. Law enforcement came in units of two and spoke only in banter. Budgets, stunts, and physiques ballooned in alarming tandem. Less than a decade after he begge...
Tags: Movies, Defense, Disney, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Reagan, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, Canada, United States, Ronald Reagan, Cameron, Maxwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson

Upcoming Dwayne Johnson Movies to Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what’s next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited…or not.) Dwayne Johnson is one of the busiest people in Hollywood, constantly working (and working out), hustling on side projects, and occasionally eating mountains of pancakes as a reward. It’s easy for all of The Rock’s announcements about new projects to get lost in the shuffle, so here is a comprehensive, convenient list of upcoming Dwayne Johnson mov...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Superman, Fbi, Netflix, Santa Claus, Hobbs, Johnson, Natasha Lyonne, Santa, Ryan Reynolds, Emily Blunt, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Henry

‘Halloween Kills’ Vinyl Soundtrack on the Way, Listen to an “Unkillable” Track Right Now

Halloween Kills is bringing Michael Myers back to the big screen this fall, and with him will be a whole new soundtrack composed by John Carpenter, his son Cody Carpenter, and godson Daniel Davies. The soundtrack will be getting a myriad of special edition vinyl releases, but not until the film arrives in theaters in the middle of October. Thankfully, Sacred Bones Records has debuted a pulsing track from the score that you can listen to right now. Halloween Kills Soundtrack Clip “Unkilla...
Tags: Movies, News, House, Cool Stuff, Michael, John Carpenter, Carpenter, Laurie, Michael Myers, Daniel Davies, Laurie Strode, Michael Meyers, Cody Carpenter, Waxwork Records, Chris Bilheimer, David Gordon Green Carpenter

Official ‘Halloween Kills’ Michael Myers Mask Will Let You Stalk Haddonfield in Style

If someone showed up on your doorstep on All Hallows Eve’ wearing an authentic replica of the Michael Myers mask from Halloween Kills, would you be a good sport and play along? Or would you run for the kitchen to grab your own plastic spork? Or would you run to the Internet to order your own butcher knife prop? If you Halloween fans are wondering about that nifty new Myers mask we told you about a couple of weeks ago, wonder no more about such things. Because it’s official: now you can pre-orde...
Tags: Movies, Cool Stuff, Michael, John Carpenter, Myers, Michael Myers, Treat Studios, Treat Studios In, Christopher Nelson Vincent Van Dyke, Justin Mabry

Marisa Mirabal’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Hey, y’all!  You may already be familiar with my work floating around /Film for the past couple of years covering festivals and Alamo Rolling Roadshow events. Well, I’m back in a new role as an evening news writer and get to share a little bit about myself beyond the fact that I’m a Texan who enjoys sipping whiskey. As a Libra, I have been tasked with the mildly stressful assignment to pick my 15 favorite movies of all time. This is pretty daunting because I love a lot of movies. In order to na...
Tags: Movies, Tim Burton, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Uma Thurman, Magic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elijah Wood, Moses, Steve, Lisbon, Charlie Kaufman, Maude, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Brad Fiedel

‘Copshop’ Trailer: Gerard Butler vs. Frank Grillo in the Battle of the B-Movie Kings

If he’s not careful, director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) is going to accidentally create some sort of B-movie nexus event. His latest entry into the genre pits Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves) and Frank Grillo (Wheelman) against each other in an action thriller that feels extremely indebted to the work of filmmaker John Carpenter. Check out the latest trailer below. Copshop Trailer Carnahan got his start in the late ’90s with a low-budget action movie called Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane,...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Trailers, Nevada, Gerard Butler, Grey, John Carpenter, Mark Williams, Alexis, Carnahan, Grillo, Frank Grillo, Toby Huss, Joe Carnahan The Grey, Gerard Butler Den, Copshop

The 1978 Project: Closing Remarks

Around two years ago, I embarked on the 1978 Project, a film-based resolution to watch as many movies made in 1978 as I could. As of this moment, I have seen 87 movies that were made in 1978 (full list on Letterboxd, which is what I used as the system of record for determining a 1978 release), though I had already seen approximately 25 of them before starting this exercise. After the traditional Kaedrin Movie Awards, Arbitrary Awards, and a Top 10, it’s time to do a more general retrospective on...
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Star Wars Bits: Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett, War of the Bounty Hunters, Tempest Runner, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Potential Casting News for Ahsoka The Book of Boba Fett Directors and Cinematographers War of the Bounty Hunter Previews Lucasfilm Hires Popular Deepfake Artist Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up And more! Potential Casting News for Ahsoka According to LRMonline, Mena Massoud (of 2019’s Aladdin) has been cast as Ezra Bridger in the upcoming Ahsoka Disney+ series. The last time fans saw Ezra was during the 2018 Star Wars Rebels series finale, in which...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Instagram, Dwayne Johnson, David, Netflix, Lego, Switzerland, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm

‘Slasher: Flesh & Blood’ Trailer: David Cronenberg Leads Shudder’s New Horror Series

Slasher, the anthology series that originated on the now-dead horror cable channel Chiller, is headed to Shudder, and bringing the legendary David Cronenberg along with it. Cronenberg is part of the cast of this new season, titled Slasher: Flesh & Blood, which follows a wealthy family being stalked by a masked killer. The new season will premiere on Shudder this September, and you can check out a trailer below. Slasher Flesh and Blood Trailer Slasher: Flesh & Blood “follows a wealthy bu...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Netflix, David Cronenberg, Trailers, John Carpenter, Galloway, Cronenberg, Guilty Party, Alex Ozerov, Craig Engler Shudder, Christopher Jacot, Paula Brancati, Carrie Patrice Goodman Sunnyside Sabrina Grdevich, John Carpenter Slasher

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