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How Special Effects Wizard Tom Savini Changed The Horror Genre Forever

CGI in movies dates back all the way to the early '70s, when the film "Westworld" featured CGI in scenes involving the robot Gunslinger. A few decades later, "Toy Story" would become the first film to be entirely rendered in 3D animation. Since then, the use of CGI in film has taken off and never looked back. Gone are the days of special effects that rely on a particular form of physical artistry rather than the use of a computer. As dazzling and convincing as these computer generated effects ca...
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre First Look: Meet The New Sally Hardesty

Who's laughing now? Sally Hardesty earned her place as a final girl in 1974 when the character went toe-to-toe with the flesh-wearing Leatherface and the Sawyer Family in Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre." The cannibal movie spawned eight sequels, prequels, and re-imaginings, the latest of which sees the return of the weary survivor in David Blue Garcia's "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (that's one word for "chainsaw," two if you nerds are referring to the original 1974 film's title), comin...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Usa Today, Burns, Black List, AARP, Sally, Sawyer, Hooper, Pam, Franklin, Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Blumhouse, Leatherface


5 Horror Movies We Think Should Have Won The Oscar For Best Picture

Since the first Academy Awards back in 1929, there have only been a handful of horror films ever nominated for Best Picture. That's nearly a century of great horror movies getting snubbed simply because they're ... well, horror. The consensus seems to be there have only been six horror films ever properly nominated for Best Picture — "The Exorcist," "Jaws," "The Silence of the Lambs," "The Sixth Sense," "Black Swan," and "Get Out" — and only "The Silence of the Lambs" has actually won the covete...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Stephen King, America, Guillermo Del Toro, Mother, Alfred Hitchcock, Academy, Al Pacino, Jaws, Brian De Palma, Janet Leigh, Nixon, Marion, Collette


The Daily Stream: Bob Clark's Black Christmas Is The Ultimate Seasonal Slasher

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Black Christmas"Where You Can Stream It: Peacock, Pluto TV, and Tubi TVThe Pitch: A group of sorority sisters spending the winter holiday on campus begin receiving anonymous, lascivious phone calls that grow increasingly disturbing in nature. Thinking the phone calls are a harmless prank, the lush Barb (Margot Kidder) ini...
Tags: Movies, Chris, Billy, John Carpenter, Peter, Janice, Jess, Bob Clark, Clare, Barb, Tobe Hooper, John Saxon, Barb Margot Kidder, Peacock Pluto TV, Clare Lynne Griffin, Barb Jess Olivia Hussey


What's Underneath The Xenomorph's Skin Makes Alien Even More Terrifying

Whether you're a crew member aboard the Nostromo or gearing up for an alien battle right here on Earth, one thing is certain: Xenomorphs, in all of their sleek, gooey glory, are pretty damn scary. Originally hatched from the brilliant mind of Swiss artist H.R. Giger, the xenomorph's terrifying origin comes from an airbrushed painting done by Giger in 1976 titled "Necronom IV." Any fan of the "Alien" franchise who looks at this work will immediately recognize the elongated head of a xenomorph wit...
Tags: Movies, India, Ridley Scott, Don, Hooper, Ripley, Giger, Living Dead, Bannon, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, Dan O Bannon


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Will Feature The Legendary Kane Hodder As Leatherface

The Game Awards popped off last night, and among the news is a holiday treat for horror fans. Gun Interactive (the folks behind the "Friday the 13th" game) and Sumo Nottingham dropped a world premiere trailer for "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," based on Tobe Hooper's original 1974 film and described as "an asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience" that will be available for PC and ninth-gen gaming consoles. As a cherry on top, it was announced that Kane Hodder is once again donning the skin ma...
Tags: Movies, News, Trailers, Bishop, Bill Paxton, Cool Stuff, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Jason Voorhees, Tobe Hooper, Roy Burns, Lance Henriksen, Hodder, Kane Hodder, Jason Goes


Netflix's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)As any good horror fan worth their salt can tell you, the dead never truly stay dead, and this is doubly true for horror's biggest heavyweights – slasher franchises. In yet another installment of the frequently sequelled, rebooted, and remade horror series, Netflix is delivering a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper's original 1974 horr...
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First Look Teaser for New 2022 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Movie

"In 2022, the face of madness returns." Netflix has surprisingly debuted the first look teaser trailer for the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, another sequel, out in February. This one is officially titled The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and will be streaming on Netflix starting in February of 2022. This project has been in development for a while, with the teaser poster (below) unveiled last year. After nearly 50 years of hiding, Leatherface returns to terrorize a group of idealistic young fr...
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trailer: Guess Who's Back, Back Again...

I hope you've been keeping up your cardio, because Leatherface is back and so is his chainsaw. Netflix has dropped the first teaser trailer for its upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie.Though any effort to revive a classic horror franchise is generally met with a measure of skepticism, there are a couple of reasons to give "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" a chance. First, the movie was produced and co-written by Fede Álvarez, the filmmaker behind the excellent 2013 remake of "The Evil Dead." Se...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Trailers, Sally, Sawyer, Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ed Gein, Tobe Hooper, Fede Alvarez, Netflix Read, David Blue Garcia


One Of The Scariest Scenes In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake Features A Surprisingly Stealthy Leatherface

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt remembers 2003's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" as a work of pure evil, while Ariel resents Matt immensely for making her rewatch this movie.)I never fully remember how grotesquely mean Platinum Dunes' 2003 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake is as a smokehouse flavor of once modern horror trends. Dismemberment ...
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The 16 Worst Things Actors Had To Do For Horror Movies

Anyone who says making movies is easy is a liar. Film sets are tough places. Everyone has a very specific job and never enough time to do it. Budgets are usually tight. Filmmaking equipment doesn't always like to behave. Actors are asked to strip their souls bare while surrounded by an entire crew. There is no such thing as a truly breezy film shoot.So what happens when you add gallons of fake blood, performers buried in complex monster costumes, and an artistic desire to create something scary ...
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The 16 Best Horror Movies On HBO Max Right Now

HBO Max is still one of the younger players in the streaming game, but they've already made a big splash thanks to their pandemic-fueled decision to premiere new Warner Bros. releases simultaneously in theaters and on the service. The experiment will end at the end of 2021, at which point the ultimate merits of the decision will be debated back and forth -- but I'm here to say that high profile move isn't even HBO Max's greatest asset.Shiny new releases get all the ink, but it's the deep and den...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Netflix, House, Paris, David Cronenberg, Trinity, Salt Lake City, Takashi Miike, Steve McQueen, Warner Bros, Air Force, Kristen Stewart


The 15 Best Horror Movie Sequels Ever Made

Horror film sequels often face the same challenges that comedy sequels do. Many premises are designed for a singular story, and conclude with a resolution that doesn't immediately promise a follow up. A pivotal moment in many horror films is characters facing their fears; it's harder to justify a continuation if the threat is already resolved. However, horror film franchises remain popular thanks to innovation. It's exciting when the original filmmaker can return to expand on their original visi...
Tags: London, Movies, New York City, Stephen King, Reagan, Aliens, Stanley Kubrick, Dallas, Danny Boyle, Ash, Kubrick, Sigourney Weaver, Jack, Norman, Ridley Scott, James Cameron


A Nightmare On Elm Street Vs The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Greatest Horror Franchise Ever [Round 11]

Welcome to the Tournament of Terrors, a /Film bracket where we argue about the greatest horror franchise of all time, and you, the readers, get to decide the winners. The rules are simple: two iconic horror movie series enter the ring, each represented by a /Film writer ready to champion them. And you -- yes, you, the person reading this right now -- will vote on which one gets to move forward.You can find all the details, including a schedule for all the showdowns, right here. And here is the c...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Movies, George Romero, Lone Star State, Freddy, Sawyer, Krueger, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, Fede Alvarez, Texas Chainsaw, Anya Stanley


Texas Chainsaw Massacre Vs Hellraiser – The Greatest Horror Franchise Ever [Round 6]

Welcome to the Tournament of Terrors, a /Film bracket where we argue about the greatest horror franchise of all time, and you, the readers, get to decide the winners. The rules are simple: two iconic horror movie series enter the ring, each represented by a /Film writer ready to champion them. And you -- yes, you, the person reading this right now -- will vote on which one gets to move forward.You can find all the details, including a schedule for all the showdowns, right here. And here is the c...
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Mpaa, Clive Barker, Hellraiser, Rob Zombie, Hooper, Leatherface, Doug Bradley, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, Alexandre Aja, Jacob Hall


20th Century Spielberg Movies Ranked Worst To Best

Steven Spielberg may not be your favorite film director, but the odds are quite good that you love at least one or five of his movies. He's also the kind of filmmaker whose talents are undeniable -- go ahead, try to deny them. You can't! His work may be too schmaltzy or pure for some, but Spielberg's innate ability and craftsmanship are present in every film he makes, from his very first features to his most recent. It makes ranking his work, already a subjective minefield, a bit more challengin...
Tags: Movies, India, New York City, Raiders, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Pennsylvania, United States, Normandy, Shanghai, Conan, San Diego, Poland, Mpaa, John Malkovich, Liam Neeson


The 31 Scariest Movie Scenes Ever

Everyone loves a good scare, and there are plenty of them — a century of horror movies has seen to that. If there's something out there that unsettles you, makes your skin crawl, or convinces you to sleep with the lights on, there's almost certainly a film that taps into it. There's no shortage of good horror movies or scares. But what about the great ones? Hell, what about the greatest ones? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, we decided to tackle that question directly. /Film ...
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12 Movies To Watch If You Loved Halloween Kills

"Halloween Kills" is sensational. As our own Marshall Shaffer remarked in his review, the movie "manages to put a playful but petrifying spin on mythology without resorting to cheap self-referentiality," and he is absolutely right. "Halloween Kills" is stacked to the rafters with gory kills, franchise callbacks, and familiar faces, including Nancy Stephens and Kyle Richards as older versions of the same characters they played in John Carpenter's original. Available to watch now both in theaters ...
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The 15 Best '70s Horror Movies Ranked

The '70s was a decade marked by social and political upheaval, including the Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement, the fight for women's liberation and civil rights, and a conservative backlash to the freewheeling counterculture that began in the '60s. With so much happening on the cultural front, it's no wonder that the '70s was a peak era for cinema, and an incredible decade for horror movies. The '70s saw a slew of maverick directors forging what are still...
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The 14 Best '80s Halloween Movies To Watch This Spooky Season

The '80s is a decade that conjures up a great deal of nostalgia. For many of us who grew up in the era, Friday nights were often spent perusing the local video store for the latest VHS releases. And when Halloween rolled around, we'd head to the horror section to make our picks, seeking something a bit spookier to match the season. This year, as autumn kicks into high gear, you might find yourself in the mood to relive those simpler times by cueing up some classic '80s Halloween fare. Well, if y...
Tags: Halloween, UK, London, Movies, Geena Davis, New York City, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Disney, David, Maine, Guillermo Del Toro, Jack, Sam, Alec Baldwin, King


John Benjamin Hickey Joins Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot Adaptation

John Benjamin Hickey is set to join the cast of New Line’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, according to a recent report from Deadline. RELATED: Salem’s Lot: Game of Thrones Vet Pilou Asbaek Joins Stephen King Pic The recent Tony Award-nominated actor is set to portray Father Callahan in the film. In the novel that the film will be based on, Callahan joins the fight against vampires in the town after meeting with Ben Mears, the protagonist of the story. Hickey joins a cast that...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Salem, Rob Lowe, King, Clark, Callahan, Hickey, Epix, Mears, Larry Cohen, David Soul, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper


The Best Slashers Turning 40 This Year

There's no consensus about the origin of the slasher film. "Halloween," which came out in 1978, perfected the tropes, though 1974's "Black Christmas" came first. Many genre purists will point to 1960's one-two punch of "Psycho" and "Peeping Tom" as the beginning of the genre. However, regardless of how it started, the horror subgenre truly hit its stride in 1980 and 1981, when virtually every horror film aimed to capitalize on the financial success of 1980's "Friday the 13th."But not every slash...
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14 Films To Watch If You Loved Candyman

The internet is buzzing with thoughts about Nia DaCosta's reboot of the legendary slasher film "Candyman." Told from the perspective of a Black filmmaker and produced by Jordan Peele, "Candyman" tells a complex story about cycles of Black trauma and the use of art as both a coping mechanism and a form of record keeping. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Anthony McCoy, a struggling artist who discovers the myth of Candyman and uses the urban legend as the inspiration for his new exhibit. But, in treati...
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17 Horror Movies Based On True Stories That Will Creep You Out

The phrase "based on true events," is guaranteed to generate hype for any horror movie. Horror is already meant to be terrifying, so declaring that it actually happened only ups a film's fear factor. It also generates a ton of buzz, as curious viewers want to know the story behind a film, as well as how true it actually is. After all, the world is a terrifying place. Serial killers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer targeted and killed young people to satiate their violent impulses. Claims regard...
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Game Of Thrones Actor Pilou Asbaek Is Heading To Salem's Lot, Where There Are No Dragons

Pilou Asbæk has a date with a vampire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Danish thespian boards New Line Cinema's forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel "Salem's Lot." Asbæk (we dare you to try writing that last name properly) will be playing the key role of Richard Straker, familiar to vampire baddie Kurt Barlow. After cutting his teeth for several years in his native country, Asbæk made a splash playing Scarlett Johansson's sleazy boyfriend in 2014's "Lucy" and then...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Boston, Stephen King, Jerusalem, Bbc, Donald Sutherland, Salem, Scarlett Johansson, Sylvester Stallone, Lucy, Great Wall, Orient Express, Barlow, Johansson


11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
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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...
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Salem's Lot: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Salem's Lot" is revving up for its third screen adaptation, and this time it will be getting the movie treatment rather than another TV miniseries treatment. If you're a fan of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel or any of its adaptations, consider this the knock on the window from the pale, floating boy with fangs and dark circle...
Tags: Hbo, England, Movies, Stephen King, Jerusalem, America, Salem, Cbs, Alfre Woodard, Rob Lowe, TNT, Bram Stoker, New England, Bruce Willis, Frank Darabont, Lowe


5 Horror Movies To Stream If You Loved Malignant

James Wan is back in the horror game. Carrying his "Aquaman" clout straight into the bonkers genre project that he's seemingly always longed to do, the "Insidious" director has returned to the horror game with a big swing in the form of "Malignant." In a chat with Bloody Disgusting, Wan credits a handful of Italian and horror-centric directors, calling his latest "my version of a Giallo." He applies an apt metaphor to elaborate:"The best way I describe 'Malignant' is, growing up in the late '80s...
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Mad Max Spin-Off Furiosa Pushed Back One Year, Salem's Lot To Haunt Theaters Next September

We've got some good news and some bad news on the release date front. The good news is, "Mad Max: Furiosa," the long-awaited prequel to "Mad Max: Fury Road," has a new release date. The bad news is it's a whole lot further away than was previously expected. But in further good news for Stephen King fans, the new "Salem's Lot" movie has been given a rather appropriate release date by Warner Bros. as well. It will be here just in time for the Halloween season next year. The Long Wait For Furiosa's...
Tags: Movies, News, Australia, Stephen King, Salem, Alfre Woodard, Warner Bros, King, Furiosa, George Miller, Charlize Theron, Cody, Mears, Tobe Hooper, James Wan, SlashFilm