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Ethan Hawke Joins Julia Roberts In Netflix's Leave The World Behind

Netflix thriller "Leave the World Behind" has gained two more stars on its roster. Ethan Hawke and Myha'la Herrold have signed on to join a cast that already includes Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali, as well as Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Charlie Evans. Sam Esmail ("Mr. Robot") sits in the director's chair and pens the adapted screenplay, based on Rumaan Alam's 2020 novel (his third) of the same name.Plot details for the adaptation are under wraps for now, but the synopsis for the bo...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, New York City, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Evans, Long Island, Ali, Cheshire, Ruth, Clay, Hawke, Amanda


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...
Tags: Movies, Pbs, Vietnam, Samuel L Jackson, Rhodes, John Carpenter, Martin, Romero, Tobe Hooper, Rob Bottin, Savini, Tom Savini, George A Romero Savini, Douglas Education Center, Vietnam Savini


The Friday The 13th Accident That Left A Cast Member Blind For Months

"Friday the 13th" is one of the biggest horror franchises ever. The film famously drew inspiration from John Carpenter's "Halloween," even though the first chapter didn't feature the masked Jason Vorhees as the killer, added a more significant body count than Michael Myers' (at least until recently), and the rest is history. Making scary movies before the slasher genre was fully established was not easy, and the bloody sequences in "Friday the 13th" were pretty inventive at the time, including o...
Tags: New York Post, Movies, Bill, John Carpenter, Crosby, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Harry Crosby, Savini, Tom Savini, Pamela Voorhees


The George Romero-Helmed Stephen King Adaptation We'll Never Get To See

Movie fans and horror fans alike mourned the death of the legendary George A. Romero in July of 2017. It wasn't just the passing of a man, but the cornerstone of a genre. With his scrappy indie movie "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, the American-Canadian filmmaker ushered in a new era of modern horror. He then one-upped himself with various genre-centric works over the course of his career. You know the names: "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Creepshow," "Knightriders," "Land of the De...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Britain, Vancouver, George Romero, King, Brian De Palma, Martin, George, Cohen, Romero, Carrie, Stanley


Ethan Hawke's The Black Phone Mask Was Designed By Horror Legend Tom Savini

If you've seen "Creepshow," "Friday the 13th," or "Maniac," you've beheld the work of Tom Savini. The legendary fx artist has been in the game for over 40 years, from Bob Clark's '74 Monkey's Paw riff "Deathdream" to his feature directorial debut, a 1990 remake of George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," and finally coming full circle to directing an episode of Shudder's "Creepshow" series in 2019. Pulling from his experience as a combat photographer during the Vietnam war, Savini incorpor...
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The Black Phone Star Promises That Ethan Hawke Is 'Terrifying'

Ethan Hawke is no stranger to horror films, with roles in iconic genre entries like "The Purge" and "Sinister" proving that he's a force to be reckoned with in that cinematic vein. Now, once again he teams up with producer Jason Blum and director Scott Derrickson ("Sinister") for "The Black Phone," based on the short story by Joe Hill ("NOS4A2," "Horns," "Locke & Key"). While "The Purge" sees the actor being tormented by masked assailants, "The Black Phone" will see Hawke this time become the ma...
Tags: Movies, News, Thames, Ethan Hawke, Jason Blum, Joe Hill, Scott, Hawke, Ethan, CBR, Finney, Scott Derrickson, Tom Savini, Black Phone, The Black Phone, Mason Thames


These Are The 27 Most Disturbing Movies Of The Century So Far

This is not a fun list. No, this is not a compilation of movies you casually put on, hoping for a chill time on your couch. You don't watch the films on this list as much as the films on this list happen to you: they slip under your skin, slide into the folds of your brain, worm their way into your very soul. When the /Film team sat down to hammer out a list of the most disturbing movies of the century so far, we drew a hard line. Nothing could make it on the list unless we found it actively unp...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Movies, Scotland, Berlin, New York City, Stephen King, Netflix, House, Stanley Kubrick, Harry, John, Scarlett Johansson, Nazi, Takashi Miike, Louisiana


32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #27

Bob Burns, Tom Savini, &The Redeemer! For tonight’s edification, we start with a pair of interview/tours. First is Bob Burns, who has an array of props and other movie memorabilia that will melt your brain. Across all genres. But when you want your horror fan brain to truly become an ingredient for a smoothie, you should check out the second video, a private tour of Tom Savini’s school and his house. Between the two videos, you have about an hour of pure geek glee. ...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, 32 Days of Halloween, Bob Burns, Tom Savini, Bob Burns Tom Savini


The Black Phone Trailer: Director Scott Derrickson Returns To Horror

"The Black Phone" is Scott Derrickson's ("Doctor Strange") feature-length adaptation of Joe Hill's short horror story of the same name, originally published in his first collection "20th Century Ghosts" in 2005. The film was co-written with Derrickson's "Sinister" collaborator C. Robert Cargill, who also serves as co-producer on the film alongside Jason Blum. The movie had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021, where /Film's Eric Vespe caught it and sang its praises. The sto...
Tags: Movies, News, Colorado, Ethan Hawke, Trailers, Cargill, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Abraham, Van Helsing, McGraw, Finney, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Alexandre Aja


Behind The Monsters Trailer: Shudder's Doc Series Slices Into Horror History

Some monsters make the journey from horror villain to cultural icon look easy, so Shudder is scoping them out. The new docu-series "Behind The Monsters" delves into horror's most famous villains, chatting with the creatives who helped shape them and tracing each terrifying rise to fame. So, if you've spent hours upon hours watching Michael Myers hunt down his victims, or ever delighted in a chilling Freddy Kreuger nightmare, this might be exactly what you need in your life.Check out the new trai...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Trailers, Chucky, Jim Doyle, Candyman, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, Freddy Kreuger, Catherine Hicks, Doug Bradley, Michael Myers


The Black Phone: 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.)When uber-producer Jason Blum, the name behind the horror-friendly studio Blumhouse Productions, says that "The Black Phone" is the "scariest movie" he's "ever worked on," that's some pretty high praise. It immediately raises expectations for "The Black Phone," as does some of the other movie talent involved. This fright flick ma...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Colorado, Stephen King, Ethan Hawke, Cargill, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, Joe Hill, Austin Texas, Hawke, Jane, Finney, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Max Read


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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New Trailer and Poster for SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE STORY OF TOM SAVINI

New doc looks at the career of FX artist Tom Savini. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, The Movie Waffler, Savini, Tom Savini


New Trailer for 'Smoke & Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini' Doc Film

"His job is to scare you out of your whits!" Wild Eye Releasing has debuted a new official trailer for a horror icon documentary titled in full Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini. A legendary make-up and special effects artist, the film covers his early days in Pittsburgh, and his rise to stardom as Hollywood's most sought after special effects wizard. This premiered back in 2015 at Sitges, but is only now ready for an official release. Tom Savini is known for his work on many films ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Pittsburgh, Sitges, George A Romero, To Watch, Tom Savini, Martin Dawn, Tom Savini Doc Film


The Black Phone Review: Scott Derrickson Delivers The Best Joe Hill Adaptation Yet [Fantastic Fest]

If you know me or my work, you know I'm a Stephen King guy. My (far too) early childhood viewings of adaptations of his work like "The Shining" and "Stand By Me" tempted young me to pick up my very first King book in the sixth grade. It was "Cujo" and I'd read it in snippets while my teacher wasn't looking, hiding it in my perfectly-sized pencil box when their Sauron-like gaze fell my way.About halfway through the book, most of which I didn't fully understand but could keep up with thanks in no ...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Ethan Hawke, King, Joe Hill, Hill, Hawke, Finney, Scott Derrickson, John Wayne Gacy, James Ransone, Robert Cargill, Derrickson, Tom Savini


The Scariest Scene In Land Of The Dead Showcases George Romero At His Finest

(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 explains why "Land Of The Dead" is responsible for one of his favorite group-scare memories, and Ariel weighs in on the unexpected pick.)George A. Romero's original "Dead" trilogy rightfully reigns as the pinnacle of zombie cinema. His later trio, "Land Of The Dead," "Diary Of The Dead," and "Survival Of The Dea...
Tags: Movies, Green, Ariel, George Romero, Miguel, Sarah, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Pillsbury, Matt, Romero, Charlie, Buster Keaton, Kaufman, Simon Baker, SFX


Day Of The Dead Season 1: Release Date, Cast, And More

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.)The zombie business is still a-boomin' if SyFy has any say in the matter. Their latest series, dropping mid-October, is an homage to the late, great "Godfather of the Dead," George A. Romero, adopting the title of one of his classic films, "Day of the Dead". The series is neither adaptation nor a retelling of the film...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Dead, Romero, Shaun, Scott Thomas, Living Dead, George A Romero, Luke Bowman, Dawn of the Dead, SlashFilm, Tom Savini, The Void, Steven Kostanski, Jed Elinoff


17 Bloody Great Horror Movie Part 2s

is a low-budget horror classic. Its sequel, conveniently titled Evil Dead II, came out six years after the original and is also a classic—an amped-up version of the first film that adds more humor and gore with the help of a larger budget. However, not every “part 2” in the scary-movie realm manages to…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Films, Thrillers, Dennis Hopper, Chucky, Ed, Sandman, Bruce Campbell, Pinhead, Hellraiser, Kane, Scream, Mike, Stephen Spielberg, Frankenstein


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


The 12 Best Vampire Movies Of All Time

Every culture has its own flavor of the vampire myth, from the Icelandic "draugur" -- corporeal undead who guard their treasures -- to the Romani "mullo," or ghouls who feed on the blood of those who caused their demise. That considered, it's no surprise that the vampires in our cinema are as varied as the legends that spawned them.On this list, we'll meet seductive space vampires, misguided vampire wannabes, and angst-ridden, cape-swishing romantics. We'll encounter undead skateboarding feminis...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Iran, Earth, Guillermo Del Toro, New Zealand, Jesus, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Ana Lily Amirpour, Peter Jackson, Morrissey, Wellington


‘Behind the Monsters’ Series Will Dig Into the History of Horror’s Biggest Icons

As AMC’s genre-centric streaming service, Shudder is already packed full of horror, blood, and monstrosities. But soon, the spine-tingling streamer’s library will be joined by some of horror’s biggest icons in a new documentary series called Behind the Monsters. Deadline has learned that Shudder ordered six episodes of the docuseries that will focus on some of the most well-known killers from horror history: Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Pinhead, and Candyman. Each epi...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Amc, Chucky, Jim Doyle, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, Catherine Hicks, Doug Bradley, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Heather Langenkamp


Behind the Monsters Docuseries Gets Series Order at Shudder

Shudder has officially granted a series order to a brand new documentary series titled Behind the Monsters, centering around cinematic horror icons including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Candyman, Chucky, and Pinhead. The six-episode series is scheduled to make its debut on October 26, with episodes premiering weekly. “In the history of film, only a handful of stars and characters like Mickey Mouse or Marilyn Monroe have risen to the heights of fame to become instantly recogniz...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Marilyn Monroe, TV News, Streaming, Chucky, Hulu, Pinhead, Mickey Mouse, Jim Doyle, Candyman, Tom Holland, Freddy Krueger, Blumhouse, Wes Craven


Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2's True Horror Isn't What You Think

On August 22, 1986, Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was released, 12 years after his original. The first film is still one of cinema’s most shocking, gruesome classics; while its sequel is just as grisly, TCM 2 has its (severed) tongue firmly in its (rotting) cheek with a joke that starts the instant you look…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Dennis Hopper, Bill, Tcm, The Breakfast Club, Bill Johnson, Leatherface, Bill Moseley, Sam Shepherd, See, Drayton, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Caroline Williams


13 Gruesomely Excellent Friday the 13th Kills

Today is the only Friday the 13th in all of 2021, and horror fans know the best way to mark the occasion is by spending some quality time with a certain machete-loving, teenager-hating masked maniac (and his dear mother, of course). This list isn’t a ranking—we’ve already done that—but rather a round-up of what we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Michael Bay, Kevin Bacon, Jack, Alice, Mark, Tina, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Tom McBride, Tom Savini, John Shepherd, Friday The 13th, Tommy Jarvis, Freddy Vs Jason


11 Arthurian Movies to Watch After ‘The Green Knight’

The Green Knight opens in theaters this weekend, bringing a new take on the Arthurian legend to the big screen. By all accounts, the film is fantastic, which means it might inspire you to seek out other Arthurian movies. And that’s where this list comes in. Below, check out 11 Arthurian movies to watch after The Green Knight. The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone, Disney 1963 animated take on King Arthur’s boyhood is on its way to becoming a live-action reboot, because that’s what...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Features, Williams, Starz, Monty Python, John F Kennedy, Merlin, Terry Gilliam, Richard Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeff Bridges


19 Movies Like ‘Fear Street’ to Stream or Rent Right Now

The Fear Street trilogy has come to an end, but if you’re still craving the type of movies that inspired it, I’m here to help. The Fear Street trilogy very much wears its homages on its sleeve, which means there are a lot of influential films to pick and choose from. I’ve narrowed the list down to 19 movies that I think will satisfy your thirst for more Fear Street-style thrills and chills. The Burning   Where to Stream: Shudder Gross, gory, and featuring a weirdly young Jason Alexander,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Stephen King, Features, Netflix, Harvey Weinstein, Showtime, Starz, Jesus, Bob, Jack Black, Terrence Malick, Arthur Miller, New England


The 1978 Project: Arbitrary Awards

The 1978 Project edition of the Kaedrin Movie Awards were finished off last week. The idea is to recognize aspects of films that aren’t reflected in more traditional awards or other praise like a Top 10 list. However, any awards system will fail to capture all the nuances and complexity available; hence the Arbitrary Awards, an opportunity to commend movies that are weird or flawed in ways that don’t conform to normal standards. A few of these “awards” have become an annual tradition, but most a...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Philippines, Williams, Donald Sutherland, Hannibal Lecter, Giorgio Moroder, Greta Gerwig, Pacific, John Williams, Hopkins, Tarantino, John Carpenter, Koko, Richard Attenborough, Romero


New to Stream: Shudder June 2021 Movie & TV Titles Revealed

Shudder has released its June 2021 movie and TV lineup including the premieres of exclusive and original titles such as the horror-thriller Caveat, George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park, and Cody Calahan’s comedy-horror Vicious Fun. Next month will also bring the Shudder Original Films Superdeep and An Unquiet Grave. The streamer’s featured collection for June is Queer Horror, available on June 2. Celebrate Pride with a curated collection of must-see LGBTQ+ horror, featuring films with queer th...
Tags: Comedy, Horror, Movies, TV, Movie News, Shudder, Streaming, TV News


New to Stream: Shudder May 2021 Movie & TV Titles Revealed!

New to stream: Shudder May 2021 movie & TV titles revealed! The list for the new Shudder May 2021 movies and TV titles have been released, which you can now view below! This includes two new Shudder original films, the sci-fi horror film Fried Barry, and the supernatural slasher pic Skull: The Mask. Next month will also see the exclusive streaming debuts of 2020 films The Reckoning and PG: Psycho Goreman. *New Shudder Original Series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – New Episodes Every...
Tags: England, Hollywood, London, Movies, New York City, US, House, Cape Town, Manhattan, Holland, Barry, Briggs, Devil, Marshall, Luke, Jennifer


Exclusive: Shudder Celebrates “Halfway to Halloween” Month in April – Watch a Trailer and Check Out the Killer Film Line-Up

It’s almost April, which means one thing and one thing only: we’re halfway to Halloween. The fine folks at Shudder, the horror streaming service, are commemorating the occasion by launching its annual Halfway to Halloween Month, featuring a slew of premieres and other creeptacular entertainment to chill your bones. Shudder’s Halfway to Halloween will bring about the premiere of the new season of Creepshow, the Train to Busan sequel Peninsula, a collection of films from legendary producer Val Le...
Tags: South Korea, England, Texas, London, Movies, Colorado, Horror, Mexico, US, Britain, Arizona, Leo, Rosie Perez, Busan, Seoul, George Romero