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CS Reviews: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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Tags: Movies, Horror, Iraq, Movie Reviews, Lalo Schifrin, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Merrin, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, ComingSoon, Friedkin, Mike Oldfield, Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist, Alexandre O Philippe Click, Leap of Faith Leap


The Six Weeks of Halloween: Speed Round

It’s tradition around these parts to finish off the Six Weeks of Halloween with a Speed Round of brief thoughts on films I watched for the marathon, but haven’t otherwise covered. Maybe it didn’t fit with a given week’s theme. Perhaps I just don’t have a lot to say about it. Or it may be that I have too much to say about it and just don’t have the time or inclination to organize my thoughts. As of this writing, I have seen 69 horror (or horror-adjacent) movies during this Halloween season. Th...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Vincent Price, Green, Netflix, Meryl Streep, David Cronenberg, Timothy Olyphant, Anne Hathaway, Bronx, Robert Zemeckis, Stanley Tucci, King, Jason, Isabella Rossellini


Halloween Horror Nights Top 5 attractions, according to creative director John Murdy

This year was scheduled to be the fright-filled 15th-anniversary celebration of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. But the theme park canceled its annual haunting festivities as it has remained closed since mid-March amid coronavirus concerns and lack of reopening guidelines from the state. Each year, Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and his partner Chris Williams come up with a variety of mazes based on horror-themed movies, television shows, video games, music and...
Tags: Halloween, Texas, London, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Slash, Amusement Parks, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, Wolf, Cooper, Alice Cooper


The Incredible Six-Octave Vocal Range of Opera-Singing Punk Diva Nina Hagen

If you’re a reader of this site, it’s likely you known the name Klaus Nomi, the diminutive German singer who stunned New Wave audiences in New York with his angelic soprano voice and opera covers. If you know of Nomi, you likely know of Nina Hagen, who started releasing records in her native East Germany in the late 70s, mixing opera with punk, funk, and reggae and covering classics from Tina Turner to The Tubes “White Punks on Dope.” She became a major star, but her name does not come u...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, London, College, Berlin, New York Times, Madonna, Tokyo, Lady Gaga, Kraftwerk, Carmen, Yale University, Tina Turner, Irish Times, East Germany


Horror and the Academy: 13 Times the Oscars Could Have Embraced the Genre

“What an excellent day for an exorcism.” -Linda Blair, “The Exorcist” (1973) If asked to describe a typical “Oscar” film, you’d likely hear phrases like “biopic” or “sprawling epic.” If there’s a genre that’s been grievously undervalued, and to a greater extent, disrespected within the industry space, it’s horror. It can be argued that it’s […]
Tags: Awards, Nicole Kidman, Oscars, Academy Awards, Lupita Nyong'o, Linda Blair


‘The Exorcist’ Reboot Reportedly Coming to Theaters in 2021

Pazuzu rides again! Buried at the end of a recent Deadline article comes the news that a reboot of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic The Exorcist is being developed for theatrical release in 2021 by the folks at Morgan Creek Productions. Hang on to your holy water as we try to parse through what’s going on here. This sentence was at the bottom of a Deadline article this afternoon, and it has sent a ripple of confusion through the horror community: “Current Morgan Creek projects include S...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Amc, Fox, Deadline, Reboot, Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Morgan Creek, Morgan Creek Productions, Linda Blair, William Friedkin, The Exorcist, Friedkin, Lee J Cobb, Pazuzu


The 5 Best Films Starring the Parasite Cast

The 5 Best Films Starring the Parasite Cast Last award-season, visionary filmmaker Bong Joon-ho was in the center spotlight as his black comedy thriller Parasite defied all expectations and broke records after records after taking home the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or and four Oscar Awards out of six nominations. Although director Bong very much deserved all the praise for his brilliant and electrifying work on Parasite, it’s still a shame that the cast didn’t received the same amo...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Movies, Park, Kim, Cannes film festival, Hulu, Busan, Ma Dong, Cannes, Extras, Dong, Lee, Cho, Chun, Bong


CS Interview: Robert Englund on J.J. Villard’s Fairy Tales

CS Interview: Robert Englund on J.J. Villard’s Fairy Tales Just in time for the premiere of Adult Swim’s latest bizarre animated comedy J.J. Villard’s Fairy Tales, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with horror icon Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) to discuss his role in the series and work in the world of animation. RELATED: J.J. Villard’s Fairy Tales Trailer: Twisted Takes on Brothers Grimm Stories In choosing to sign on for the series, Englund reflected back on his tim...
Tags: TV, Movies, Interview, Tim Burton, Features, TV News, Chucky, Brothers Grimm, Max Von Sydow, Travel Channel, Jj, Gretel, Blair, Morty, Boris, Rick


You Know You’re Gay When…

You Know You’re Gay When… Lyle Waggoner made me gay. He was the centerfold in Playgirl, 1974. CHAPTER 4 YOU KNOW YOU’RE GAY WHEN… You know what color chartreuse is. You have used chartreuse in a sentence. You wear chartreuse.                   For millions of red-blooded American boys and girls—heck, not just Americans but anyone in the world with red blood—coming out of the closet to your family takes a bit of doing. Perhaps “takes a bit of doing” is putting it mildly since one tends to agon...
Tags: France, Russia, UPS, Breaking Newzzz, Last Five Minutes of Fame, Karen, Gay, David, Paris, Italy, Dallas, Rob, The Wizard Of Oz, Jack, Dorothy, Florence


Counting Down the 10 Scariest and Most Evil Children in Horror Movies

You don’t have to be a childless millennial at Disney World to be afraid of kids. There’s a whole time-honored sub-genre of horror that plays upon pedophobia, the fear of children. It’s yielded ghost girls aplenty and more than one son of Satan. Writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala ventured into pedophobic territory with their 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mommy. It’s been a long road to the release of their new feature, The Lodge, which premiered at Sundance last year and earned s...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Features, Rome, David, Maine, New Orleans, Stanley Kubrick, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Cruise, Twins, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix


Special Makeup Effects Maestro Greg Nicotero on Tom Savini, Shudder’s ‘Creepshow,’ and His Legacy as an Artist

Greg Nicotero is a prominent genre mainstay responsible for reinvigorating mainstream horror as an executive producer, special make-up effects supervisor, and primary director for AMC’s  The Walking Dead . However, his prolific work extends decades before the show’s rise to meteoric fame. He got his start working under Tom Savini on  Day of the Dead , where a lifelong friendship was born. It’s that friendship that made Nicotero a perfect fit for his executive producer role on Shudder’s new...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Interviews, Amc, Features, Bob, George Romero, Spielberg, Dick, Lucas, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Tom, Martin, George


6WH: Week 2 - Classics' Part II

Here's the thing. I'm not very kind to sequels. I enjoy novelty and originality, and sequels are almost by definition not doing that sort of thing. Now, this isn't to say that everything has to be groundbreaking or transcendent. A formulaic but well executed film works great for me; witness my love for the hallowed and well established conventions of the slasher film! Sequels, though, tend to have additional constraints that are difficult to overcome, namely their tendency to repeat themselves a...
Tags: Movies, Vatican, Richard Burton, Martin Scorsese, John Boorman, Damien, Anthony Perkins, Regan, William Holden, Linda Blair, Norman Bates, Lee Grant, Boorman, Jonathan Scott Taylor, Lance Henriksen, Hitchock


‘The Prodigy’ Review: This Killer Kid Pic Goes to Some Dark Places, But Remains Far Too Predictable

Rhoda from The Bad Seed. Those albino creeps from Children of the Damned. Little Michael Myers from the opening scene of Halloween. Damien from The Omen. Henry from The Good Son. Those corn-shucking killers from Children of the Corn. Esther from Orphan. And on, and on. Killer kids are a mainstay in horror films, constantly being trotted out to give off innocent grins that give way to terrifying glares. Can anything new be added to this sub-genre at this point? I don’t really know. If you’re loo...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Mccarthy, Sarah, The Prodigy, Miles, Damien, Taylor Schilling, Scott, Esther, Linda Blair, Nicholas McCarthy, Schilling, Michael Myers


Too much Christmas music can mentally harm you

It's that time of year again, when we start hearing Christmas music at every store we go to. Studies show that hearing Christmas songs too many times increases stress. Maybe wait a few weeks before you start playing "Frosty The Snowman" everywhere you go, if you value your sanity. We've all heard it, the endless stream of Christmas music on the radio, in the mall, and on street corners that starts ever earlier and doesn't end until December 26th. Some love it, , but escape is all but impossible...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Music, Mental Health, Innovation, Smell, Linda Blair


No Gothic Towers: TV Horror Movies That Influenced a Generation

Most horror films, while capable of offering a great thrill ride for their run time and make people confront the dark ideas they present, aren’t capable of being truly scary. This is because the audience recognizes that the film presents a fantasy that will eventually end. Or at least, that’s the case for me. I admire many horror films for being well put together and for causing me to care about the characters and hope that they survive whatever ordeal their placed it. I was certainly tense watc...
Tags: Halloween, Music, UK, Hollywood, London, Film, Ghosts, America, Reagan, Bbc, Netflix, Rbs, Craig Charles, Charleston, Sarah Greene, Michael Parkinson


She’s Alive…and Very Bendy: CS Visits the Set of The Possession of Hannah Grace

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS visits the set of The Possession of Hannah Grace Shea Mitchell isn’t sure how she feels about scary movies. “Here’s the thing, you guys—“ she whispered in hushed tones next to the media village on the set of The Possession of Hannah Grace, a new horror flick coming to a theater near you on November 30th—“I just don’t like horror movies!” RELATED: The Possession of Hannah Grace Trailer Released The Pretty Little Liars actress had found herself in quite a bit of a quandar...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Jennifer Lopez, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Johnson, Sigourney Weaver, Mitchell, Rosemary, John Carpenter, Jodie Foster, Lisa, Damon, Megan, Shay


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’, ‘Skyscraper’, ‘House on Haunted Hill’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Welcome back, physical media fans. It’s the start of October, so we’re kicking things off with two creepy titles worth owning…and also a movie where Dwayne Johnson fights a building on fire. Scary! The good folks at Scream Factory are offering up both Exorcist II: The Heretic and the 1999 remake of ...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Horror, Features, House, Sequels, Vatican, James Earl Jones, Skyscraper, Johnson, Will, Richard Burton, Bruce Willis, Mike White, John Boorman, Burton


September 25 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

September 25 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s September 25 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Uncle Drew (exclusive clip) Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) stumbles upon the man, the m...
Tags: Motorola, TV, Movies, Colorado, Horror, Russia, Digital, House, Queens, TV News, Christian Bale, Baby, Dvd, Long Island, Ron Howard, Sandringham


Why Linda Blair Decided To Join The Exorcist Sequel

Linda Blair reprised her iconic role as Regan in the sequel, and recently spoke to why she signed on for the flop.
Tags: Religion, Regan, Linda Blair


Thirsty bear wanders into residential area of Sylmar; is led away

A bear looking for water wandered into a condominium development in Sylmar on Saturday afternoon and later was coaxed into leaving the residential area. At about 12:15 p.m., the Mission Community station of the Los Angeles Police Department received a call from a resident at the condos about a bear walking throughout the 16700 block of Nicklaus Drive. Police said it wandered in the area, peeking over fences and along driveways looking for a source of water. We were getting calls about unwanted ...
Tags: News, California, Animals, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Long Beach, Local News, Public Safety, Arcadia, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Linda Blair, Sylmar, Foothill Boulevard, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Good dogs! Primed pooches and proud owners show off at AKC ownership event in Gardena

Erin Zimmer and her Newfoundland “Sterling” take part in the annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day, sponsored by the Southwest Obedience Club and the South Bay American Kennel Clubs, at Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Deborah Harper, a dog agility trainer from Harbor City, and her pack of rat terriers take part in the annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day, sponsored by the Southwest Obedience Club and the Sou...
Tags: Business, News, Dogs, Pets, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Newfoundland, Local News, Brady, Rachel, American Kennel Club, LA County, Chihuahua, AKC


In ‘Big Game,’ reporter Mark Leibovich navigates the swamp of the National Football League today

Mark Leibovich says he thought he was getting a break from his day job, writing about national politics for the New York Times Magazine, when he embarked on a book about the National Football League, home of his beloved New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady, the superstar who is his, and really, every New Englander’s patron saint. “I did think I was getting a break from politics, but I clearly wasn’t,” Leibovich says. “In terms of league politics, the kind of backbiting that goes on, an...
Tags: Books, Washington, La, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nike, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Long Beach, Michelle Obama, Tom Brady


Bear wandering around Arcadia neighborhood is tranquilized

A bear roaming an Arcadia neighborhood Monday morning, Sept. 3, was tranquilized and removed from the area, police said. After the bear was spotted at 9 a.m., it wandered about the residential area near Colorado Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue. California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel and Arcadia police responded. The bear was tranquilized at about 10:30 a.m. in the driveway of a house on Catalpa Road. The animal, which likely will be moved to a rural area, did not cause any disrupt...
Tags: News, Animals, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Lapd, Arcadia, Linda Blair, Colorado Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Crime + Public Safety


Spaces, a new ‘Terminator’-themed virtual-reality attraction, opens at Irvine Spectrum

Two players wear VR headsets at Spaces, a new VR experience in the Irvine Spectrum Center. (Photo courtesy of Spaces) Spaces is a new VR experience located in the Irvine Spectrum Center. (Photo courtesy of Spaces) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Spaces, a new VR experience in the Irvine Spectrum Center, sends players in groups of as many as four into a virtual world where they battle Terminator killer cyborgs. (Courtesy of Spaces) Orange County Register reporter Peter...
Tags: Movies, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Dreamworks Animation, San Jose, Skynet, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Orange County, Avengers, James Cameron, Southern California, Dreamlab, Meg


Sun Kil Moon – “Linda Blair”

In November, Mark Kozelek is releasing a new Sun Kil Moon album, This Is My Dinner. It's the follow-up to this year's Mark Kozelek. We've already heard his cover of the Partridge Family's "Come On Get Happy" from it, and today he's shared another new song called "Linda Blair." The song … More »
Tags: Music, Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek, Linda Blair


5 reasons to check out Scare LA Summerween

Monsters, zombies and a whole lot of darkness are coming to the L.A. Convention Center Aug. 25-26 when the Scare LA Summerween convention creeps back into town. About 15,000 people are expected to attend the convention that will feature all things having to do with horror, from films and haunts to vendors and panel discussions. Plus, there will be plenty of monsters and ghouls walking around the convention. “Whether you’re into movies, independent immersive experiences, paranormal or anything el...
Tags: Halloween, La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Aloe Blacc, Steve, Kelly, Clifton, Convention Center, Santa Ana, Vicki, Linda Blair, Ivanova


Nutrition: Enjoy sweet tastes — with fewer empty calories that come with sugar

Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes, which also include salty, bitter, sour and umami. The desire for sweetness spans people of all ages, ethnicities and cultures. In fact, seeking out sweet foods has helped humans nutritionally throughout history to take in more calories and nutrients, while steering clear of what might be poisonous or harmful. Fast forward to the present time where the food supply is saturated with foods highly processed with added sugars, which are fueling obesity, diab...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Trevor, Heart Association, Stevia, Linda Blair, LeeAnn Weintraub


‘Exorcist’ fans line up in Long Beach to meet actress Linda Blair – and help her help animals

By Louis Casiano, contributing reporter Paul de Guzman stood at the front of a line inside a Long Beach bookstore Saturday, holding a photograph and action figure of Regan MacNeil, the famously foul-mouthed, head-spinning little girl possessed by a demon in the 1973 horror film “The Exorcist.” Lynn Wolford takes a selfie with Linda Blair as Blair has a signing to raise money for her dog rescue Saturday afternoon, August 18, 2018 at Planet books in Long Beach. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contrib...
Tags: Books, Business, Movies, News, Animals, Pets, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Wellington, Sarah, Meg, Anaheim


‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Breakdown: Long Live the King

One of the most impressive trailers unleashed during Comic-Con was the awe-inspiring first look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Based on everything on display in this trailer, it’s clear that director Michael Dougherty has crafted a unique and surprisingly emotional monster movie, and a follow-up that might be distancing itself from 2014’s Godzilla. Our Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer breakdown delves into what makes this trailer so damn impressive. Godzilla: King of the Monsters ...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Features, Sequels, Paul ryan, Jurassic Park, Sally Hawkins, Godzilla, Madison, Vfx, Warner Brothers, Lex, John Carpenter, Bear Mccreary, Legendary Pictures, Don


The real way to keep your brain sharp in old age

In a recent interview for the New York Times, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, offered some advice to older people to help them keep their cognitive skills as finely tuned as possible. Challenge yourself, she urged, to learn new things on a regular basis – but don’t just do so casually. Study any new topic hard, until you feel tired, stymied and frustrated. This level of exertion, she added, is associated with increases in the ease of communicat...
Tags: Science, Boston, Virginia, University Of Bath, University Of Illinois, Northeastern University, Barrett, Linda Blair, Andrew Crowley, Old Dominion University, Barry Franklin, LISS, David Swain, Ed Diener, New York Times Lisa Feldman Barrett, Alistair Berg