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With ‘ParaNorman’, Laika Made a Perfect Horror Movie Primer for Kids

(To celebrate the release of Missing Link, we’re revisiting the stop-motion animated films of Laika this week and discussing why they’re so special. Today: ParaNorman is the kind of kid-friendly horror movie that could transform a youngster into a genre fan for life.) My transformation into the horror-lovin’ goblin y’all know around these parts was not a graceful one. Early childhood memories are those of anxious fear. Hiding from Child’s Play commercials, avoiding Party City depots during H...
Tags: Movies, Massachusetts, Time, Features, Animation, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Salem, Norman, John Carpenter, Neil, Casey Affleck, Chris Butler, Laika, Scooby Doo, Wes Craven


‘Hellboy’ Review: One of the Worst Comic Book Movies Ever Made

In a word, Hellboy is unpleasant. Other appropriate adjectives to describe this reboot include dreadful, obnoxious, unnecessary, and interminable. Considering the shadow cast by the two Hellboy films written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, it might be easy to presume that this new version simply pales in comparison. Though that’s true, let’s not belabor the point: this Hellboy is quite bad all on its own. There’s no need to compare this to del Toro’s films, because to do so would...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Guillermo Del Toro, Hellboy, John Hurt, Harbour, John Carpenter, Marshall, Daniel Dae Kim, Del Toro, Alice Cooper, McShane, Dae Kim


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen Featuring the Devil

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we get a bit devilish and go looking for great movies starring Satan or his imps.) Satan. Beelzebub. Lucifer. Ol’ Scratch. Big Red. Old Horny. The name might change along with the look, but the one constant in Satan’s numerous onscreen appearances is that he’s something of a jerk. He’s always spreading evil, stealing souls, and being ...
Tags: Movies, Spain, Features, Netflix, Satan, Ifc, Robert De Niro, Steve, Father's Day, John Carpenter, Elizabeth Hurley, Astron, Max Devlin, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Best Movies You Haven't Seen, Josh Lobo


5 Reasons Why: Halloween Is Horror’s Greatest Franchise

5 Reasons Why: Halloween Is Horror’s Greatest Franchise Welcome everyone to the newest feature here at Coming Soon. ‘5 Reasons Why’ is dedicated to featuring, and defending, a controversial topic that is sure to spark a healthy debate among readers. Per the advice of our legal department (which is really just one guy who probably doesn’t even have a degree in law, but he dresses nicely) I am required to state that the views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of this write...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Movies, Article, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Myers, Carpenter, Laurie, Ellen Ripley, Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, Tommy Doyle, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program


Cannes: John Carpenter to Receive Golden Coach Award at Directors’ Fortnight

Horror master John Carpenter is to receive the 2019 Golden Coach Award (Carrosse d’Or) at the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival. Carpenter, who helmed such classics as “Halloween,” “The Fog,” “Christine” and “Escape From New York” will receive the accolade May 15, on the opening night of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. […]
Tags: Halloween, New York, News, Global, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cannes, John Carpenter, Christine, Carpenter, The Fog


POLL: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL: Should Universal Make Another Jaws Movie? With so many older franchises from the 70’s and 80’s still being mined for gold by studios (Star Wars, Halloween, Ghostbusters, Rambo, etc) there is still one series that no one seems to want revived: Jaws. Is it safe for Universal Pictures to go back in the water and make another Jaws movie? Should it be a legacy sequel, a reboot or a straight-up remake? Let us know in the polls below! PB = PB |...
Tags: Movies, Australia, California, Horror, Tim Burton, Jon Hamm, Josh Brolin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Spielberg, Michael Keaton, Steven Spielberg, Sharknado, New England, Jaws, Polls, Universal Pictures


Official Trailer for 80s-Inspired Action Horror Indie Film 'Black Site'

"Playing rough won't get you anywhere with me." Epic Pictures Group has debuted an official trailer for the indie action horror film titled Black Site, which is getting a direct-to-VOD release next month. The film is an 80s-inspired, John Carpenter-esque action horror about a supernatural entity known as The Elder Gods. A young woman is forced to push past her worst fears and battle to deport it back to where it came from. Set inside an underground military base known as The Artemis Black Si...
Tags: New York, Movies, Trailer, Horror, John Carpenter, Indies, To Watch, Epic Pictures Group, Inspired Action Horror Indie Film Black Site, Bentley Kalu


Titans Has Found Its Slade Wilson

The Picard show adds another mysterious main cast member. Get a look at how Alien is celebrating its 40th anniversary. John Carpenter’s Syfy anthology is no more. Plus, the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot may have a new writer, and get ready for Gemini Man to maybe mess with your eyes. Spoilers, go!Read more...
Tags: Science, Gotham, Alien, What We Do In The Shadows, The Flash, Tolkien, Caribbean, Pirates Of The Caribbean, John Carpenter, Titans, Picard, Slade Wilson, Captive State, Gemini Man, Rawhead Rex, Charlies Angels


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen That Take Place Over One Night

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we head into the night for films that start near dusk and end before dawn.) Movies that take both characters and viewers on a short journey through a single night aren’t exactly rare. Numerous horror films employ the time crunch as an easy way of focusing and ramping up the intensity – imagine John Carpenter‘s Halloween (1978) spread ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Time, Los Angeles, Features, Harry, Down Under, Poe, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Johnny, Carpenter, Miracle Mile, Self Defense, Alphabet City, Anthony Edwards


Swamp Thing Movie’s Adrienne Barbeau Joins DC Universe Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Swamp Thing’s Adrienne Barbeau Joins DC Universe’s live-action series Adrienne Barbeau, one of the stars of Wes Craven’s 1982 film adaptation of the Swamp Thing, has revealed in a now deleted tweet that she is set to return to the franchise by appearing in DC Universe‘s forthcoming live-action series based on the said DC Comics character of the same name. In the original film, Barbeau portrayed the role of Alice Cable, which was the female version of Matt Cable, who will ...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Dc Comics, TV News, Michael, John Carpenter, Usa Network, Len Wiseman, Scott Snyder, Wes Craven, ComingSoon, Bernie Wrightson, Len Wein


The 7 Best Judy Greer Roles

The 7 Best Judy Greer Roles Even if you do not know her name it is likely you know Judy Greer’s face, or at least her voice. Greer is a massively-talented and frequently-featured character actor. Aside from her best and most prominent roles below, she has given memorable performances in a number of films including What Women Want , Adaptation , Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jurassic World . She has had guest spots in popular television shows like My Name is Earl , It’s Always S...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Movies, Article, Pennsylvania, Archer, Shailene Woodley, Michael Pena, Philadelphia, Brian, Arrested Development, Michael, John Carpenter, Jenna, Lindsay, Greer


Starz App March 2019 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Starz App March 2019 movies and TV titles announced The Starz App has released their upcoming titles that will be available throughout the month of March, including the season two premiere of American Gods  exclusively on Starz on Sunday, March 10. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = go...
Tags: TV, Movies, South Park, Navy, Neil Gaiman, America, Rock, Brooklyn, House, TV News, Starz, Congo, Miami, Lea, Jason, Havana


‘Memory—The Origins of Alien’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe is Happy to Make Movies About Classic Movies, Talks His Upcoming ‘Exorcist’ Documentary [Interview]

One of the most anticipated films at Sundance this year, certainly among cinephiles was the latest deep-div making of work from Swiss-born filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe , who previously has looked into fandom’s disenchantment with George Lucas ( The People vs. George Lucas ), zombie culture ( Doc of the Dead ), and his critically acclaimed 2017 detailed look at Hitchcock’s Psycho shower scene ( 78/52 ). While his new work, Memory—The Origins of Alien , began as a shot-by-shot look at ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Features, Sophia Loren, Geneva, Francis Bacon, Sigourney Weaver, Jupiter, Ridley Scott, George Lucas, John Carpenter, Scott, Dan, Diane, Ridley


‘Mile 81’ Movie to Bring Yet Another of Stephen King’s Killer Cars to the Screen

Stephen King loves to write about killer cars, and producers love to adapt those tales into movies. The latest is Mile 81, based on a King short story about a station wagon that eats people (I’m serious). The adaptation will be produced by Ross M. Dinerstein, who produced another King adaptation – Netflix’s 1922. Alistair Legrand, filmmaker of horror flicks The Diabolical and Clinical, will direct. Hollywood has Stephen King fever right now, but producers are running out of titles to adapt (...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Netflix, Adaptation, Mile 81, John Carpenter, Buick, Christine, Pete, William Brent Bell, Legrand, Alistair Legrand, Ross M Dinerstein, Luke Harvis


Halloween Sequel Targets Screenwriter

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Halloween sequel targets screenwriter Collider reports that screenwriter Scott Teems is in talks to pen the script for a sequel to 2018’s Halloween movie for Blumhouse. Teems previous credits include the TV shows Rectify and Narcos: Mexico, on the feature side he’s penned the Firestarter reboot for Blumhouse as well. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Mexico, Jason Blum, John Carpenter, Curtis, Collider, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse, ComingSoon, Danny McBride, Malek Akkad, Scott Teems, Andi Matichak, Blumhouse Teems


Leigh Whannell Will Tackle the Escape From New York Remake

Just when you thought you’d escaped the Escape From New York remake, once again it rears its giant, decapitated Statue of Liberty head.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Fox, Leigh Whannell, John Carpenter, Escape From New York


Escape from New York Remake Being Penned by Leigh Whannell

Escape from New York remake being penned by Leigh Whannell Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) will be writing Fox’s Escape from New York remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The news follows the recent announcement that Whannell will be writing and directing The Invisible Man for Universal. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(functio...
Tags: New York, Movies, Australia, Fox, United States, Manhattan, Leigh Whannell, Robocop, Jason Blum, Robert Rodriguez, Universal Pictures, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Hollywood Reporter, ComingSoon, Movie News


‘Escape From New York’ Remake Will Be Written (and Maybe Directed) by ‘Upgrade’ Filmmaker Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell is keeping busy. The writer and filmmaker behind Upgrade was recently announced as the director of Universal’s Invisible Man remake. Now, he’s also closed a deal to write the Escape from New York remake. There’s currently no deal in place for Whannell to direct theremake of the John Carpenter classic, but the option is there if he wants it. THR broke the news about Whannell writing the Escape From New York remake, and I honestly don’t know how to feel about this. I’m of the fi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Manhattan, Leigh-Whannell, Robert Rodriguez, Remakes, John-Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Russell, Carpenter, Rodriguez, Neil Cross, Donald Pleasence, Action/Adventure, Wyatt Russell, Escape-From-New-York


Hollywood Pays Tribute to Character Actor Dick Miller, Dead at 90

Hollywood pays tribute to character actor Dick Miller, dead at 90 ComingSoon.net (via Variety) is sad to report that legendary character actor Dick Miller has passed away after just celebrating his 90th birthday last month. Miller was best known for his work with filmmakers Joe Dante and Roger Corman, having appeared in such films as Gremlins, A Bucket of Blood and The Terminator. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Broadway, Obituary, Brian, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Cruise, Richard, Patton Oswalt, Mark Hamill, Steven Spielberg, Dick, Roger Corman, Bruce Campbell


Sci-Fi Hero Quatermass Getting Big Screen Reboot From Legendary

Legendary to revive popular BBC sci-fi hero Quatermass for the big screen According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British sci-fi hero Bernard Quatermass is making his return to the big screen. Legendary Pictures has joined forces with Hammer Films to bring the popular icon out of retirement with Jon Silk and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing production. RELATED: Doctor Who Series 12 Begins Production PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Bbc, Adaptation, Indiana Jones, John Carpenter, Legendary Pictures, Movie News, Quatermass, Bernard Quatermass, Nigel Kneale, Jason Flemyng, Simon Oakes, Jon Silk, Jay Ashenfelter


Seeing Double: ‘Dante’s Peak’ vs ‘Volcano,’ 1997’s Dueling Disaster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we take a timely look at two movies that turn volcanic activity into action/adventure romps for the big screen.) Volcanic eruptions don’t typically get the kind of attention in the US that hurricanes, tornadoes, and sinkholes do as they’re understandably infrequent here in the states. We had Mount St. Helens back in 1980 and then… nothing. The Kilauea volcano on H...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Features, Hawaii, James Bond, Tommy Lee Jones, Warren Beatty, Volcano, Harry, Sylvester Stallone, Jackson, Mclaren, Roger Donaldson


The 10 Most Iconic Movie Cars

The 10 Most Iconic Movie Cars Many people live vicariously through movies. It always helps when audience members have something to relate to, whether it be a character, situation, or time period. Pretty much anyone can relate to the feeling of being behind the wheel of a car, hearing the engine roar and cruising down a two-lane blacktop. While some folks merely use cars as tools to get around, others consider cars a passion. It’s the same for filmmakers. Many treat the vehicles in their films...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, New York, Movies, Stephen King, Chrysler, Chargers, The Dark Knight, Batman, Steve McQueen, Robert Zemeckis, Plymouth, Batmobile, Mad Max, Max, John Carpenter


‘They Live’ Vinyl Soundtrack Coming From Mondo

The harmonic and electric keyboard-driven soundtrack from John Carpenter’s iconic They Live is receiving a new release from the folks at Mondo, and you don’t need special sunglasses to check it out. Featuring two different variants, package design by Alan Hynes, and re-mastering by score co-composer Alan Howarth, this is the perfect music to listen to while you engage in a six-minute fight in an alley. Catch a look at the They Live vinyl soundtrack below. They Live Vinyl Soundtrack Mond...
Tags: Movies, Vinyl, Electric, Cool Stuff, Mondo, John-Carpenter, Carpenter, Howarth, Roddy Piper, Soundtracks, Alan Hynes, Alan Howarth, They-Live, MondoTees, Mondo Death Waltz Recording Company, Spencer Hickman


Four Stunning John Carpenter Posters Released by Vice Press

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Four stunning John Carpenter posters released by Vice Press Last year Matt Ferguson and Vice Press worked with StudioCanal on four stunning posters for the 4K restorations of John Carpenter’s The Fog, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness and They Live. Now you can put these beauties on your own wall as Vice Press and Grey Matter Art give collectors the opportunity to purchase these posters in their classic cinema quad sizes, a huge 40 x 30 inches. Check out all four Jo...
Tags: UK, New York, Movies, Horror, John Carpenter, Matt Ferguson, Movie News, They Live, Prince Of Darkness, Escape From New York, The Fog, Vice Press, Gary B Kibbe, Dean Cundey


Peter Sciretta’s Top 15 Movies of 2018

2018 has come to a close and I have finally been willing to commit to a list of this year’s best movies. Unlike the rest of the /Film staff, I decided to post a top 15 instead of a top 10, and I’ll explain why. I don’t think this was a great year for movies, but it was a very good one. Many of the films in this list are on nearly equal footing. I recently went back and rated and ranked films through the last decade and a half, and that gives me some perspective. If you were to look at my rating...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Sony, James Bond, Richard Linklater, Pixar, Avengers, Bing, Roma, Nick Robinson


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Halloween’, ‘First Man’, ‘8MM’, ‘Hell Fest’

It’s 2019, but the films of 2018 are still trickling onto Blu-ray, and I’m here to help you sort through some of them. This week, we examine the Blu release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween, the underrated Neil Armstrong pic First Man, Joel Schumacher’s sleazy Nicolas Cage thriller 8MM, and the indie horror flick Hell Fest. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond. Halloween (Now on Digital; On Blu-ray 1/15) David Gordon G...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Drama, Horror, Digital, Nasa, Green, Sony, Russell Crowe, James Gandolfini, Ryan Gosling, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, True Story, Cage


Watch The Teaser For John Carpenter's Latest Comic Book TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION: TWITCH

Teaser unveiled for the latest instalment of the comic book anthology. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
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Daily Podcast: The Best Movie Moments of 2018 Part 1

On the January 4, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by the whole /Film team, including managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman,  senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista , in the first part of a discussion to determine the top 50 movie moments of 2018. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS UR...
Tags: New York, Movies, Deadpool, Anna, Stan Lee, Bing, Alex, Christ, Neil Armstrong, Rogers, Joe, John Carpenter, Lee, Daniel, Ralph, Mary Poppins