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Halloween 2017: 11 Movies You Should Watch on Shudder

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We’re in the last remaining days of October, meaning many of us will be trying to cram in as many horror movies as possible between now and Halloween. For my last round of Shudder picks this month, I thought I’d go with a much looser theme: there’s nothing that ties these titles together except that they’re really good movies I think you should watch. Some you may recognize, others may be less familiar to you. All of them are worth streaming on Shudder.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, dir. James Whale) It’s not officially October without the Universal Monsters, so big thanks to Shudder for adding most of the big ones to their expanding library of streaming options. There’s no wrong choice when it comes to the classics, but I’ll make the case that Universal never got better than The Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale
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Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Bring The Music In First Trailer For Terrence Malick’s ‘Song To Song’

Music, sex, rock ‘n roll….”Song To Song” (formerly titled “Weightless“) doesn’t sound like your average Terrence Malick movie, and perhaps that’s what makes this latest entry from the suddenly prolific director so intriguing (don’t forget, he’s already wrapped his next movie, the WWII pic “Radegund“). But some things remain the same, including his bonkers ensemble.

Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter all star in the movie set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene, where relationships collide.

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First Poster for Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ Features Love, Obsession, and Betrayal

Update: See the trailer here.

The first of two new Terrence Malick films this year will premiere in less than a month, and arrive in theaters in almost exactly four weeks. While we’re still waiting on the trailer for Song to Song, Broad Green Pictures have now unveiled its first poster ahead of an SXSW premiere. The film was recently rated R for “some sexuality, nudity, drug use and language,” and this colorful one-sheet features our main four leads behind an LP — fitting for the music-heavy project.

It’s definitely starring Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett, and maybe also featuring Haley Bennett, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter. We’ve heard the trailer will be out as early as next week, so check back soon. In the meantime, see the poster and synopsis below.
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Sundance Midnight Memories: May (2002) and The Woman (2011)

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[Welcome back, readers! With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival beginning this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the great midnight movies that have come out of the fest over the years. Click here for more Midnight Memories from Daily Dead!]

It’s unfortunate that when many fans hear the names “Lucky McKee” and “Sundance” mentioned in the same sentence, the first thing that comes to mind is an incident in which an audience member had a total public meltdown after the festival screened McKee’s fourth feature (fifth if you count Red, which he co-directed), The Woman, in 2011. After the movie—an adaptation of a novel of the same name he co-wrote with Jack Ketchum—premiere as part of Sundance’s Midnights program, an irate man stood up and began shouting that the movie was “disgusting” and that it degraded both men and women. The freak-out was caught on video and went viral within the film community, garnering The Woman a reputation as a piece of art so potentially transgressive and shocking that it would warrant such a response even before most people saw the movie.

The bummer of the
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First Look: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender In Terrence Malick’s ‘Song To Song’ (Formerly ‘Weightless’)

You might wind up being cut from his movie or spending days on set to have your role reduced to a fleeting glimpse in the background of an innocuous scene, but actors have no problem lining up to work with Terrence Malick, and “Weightless” — now titled “Song To Song” — is no different. Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter are among those who signed up for the director’s latest, and the first look at the long developing movie is here.

Continue reading First Look: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender In Terrence Malick’s ‘Song To Song’ (Formerly ‘Weightless’) at The Playlist.
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First Look at Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song,’ Set for March 2017 Release

In an uncharacteristically busy year for Terrence Malick, he has, in the past 12 months, had the theatrical release of Knight of Cups, Criterion’s unveiling of his director-approved restoration of The New World, the premiere of two documentaries, finished shooting a new WWII-set feature, and even had time for a rare live appearance. He’ll now kick off 2017 in a major way: his Austin-set drama formerly titled Weightless, which follows intersecting love triangles in the world of music, has received an official release date, new title, and the first look.

Along with their exclusive photo debut above, Indiewire announced today that Broad Green Pictures has set a March 17, 2017 release date for the film now titled Song to Song starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, and Holly Hunter.
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Editorial: The Many Faces of Carrie

Everyone, horror fan or not, knows who Stephen King is. Whether they read one of his books or watched one of the many film adaptations of his work, you will recognize one of his creations. Many children have a formed a fear of clowns after meeting Pennywise in It or are hesitant to stay at hotels after The Shining or 1408. A story many are familiar with is that of Carrie White, the girl with the religious fanatic for a mother who is taunted so much at school that it eventually leads to a blood bath of a prom. She kills her tormentors using her newly discovered telekinesis and ends up dying in the end alongside her mother. Her story was doomed from the start and, as tragic as it is, serves as a cautionary tale to those who might want to think twice before making fun of someone. King’s novel,
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'Carrie's' cast and crew are reuniting for a prom-themed 40th anniversary screening

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Now this is a scream. On the eve of the original Carrie's 40th anniversary, on Friday, October 14 several members of the cast and crew are reuniting for a prom-themed bash at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel, which will include a screening of the film and live Q&A. Best of all: the general public is invited to attend. From the event's official Facebook page: It's gonna be a bloodbath. To mark the 40th anniversary of Carrie — Brian De Palma's genre-defining horror classic — The weSpark, Ace Hotel and Scream Factory is hosting a halloween season screening party with cast and crew in attendance. We'll have The Lobby fully decked out for a rampage-free senior prom circa 1976, complete with a costume contest, photo booth, "Bloody Carrie" cocktails and a live DJ into the evening. Those in attendance will include Nancy Allen (Chris Hargensen), Piper Laurie (Margaret White), William Katt (Tommy Ross), P.J. Soles
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Long-Gestating Terrence Malick Drama Weightless Unveils Running Time And Star-Studded Cast

It may have first entered production all the way back in 2011, but thanks to directing duties on both To The Wonder and, more recently, the Christian Bale-led Knight of Cups, Weightless fell far down the pecking order for esteemed filmmaker Terrence Malick.

It’s finally starting to display signs of life, however, with the British Board Of Film Classification (via The Playlist) posting not only the movie’s official running time – just north of 145 minutes in length – but also the ensemble cast that will be headlining Malick’s latest creative effort.

Pulling together some of the talent that also featured in existential feature Knight of Cups, the filmmaker will reteam with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman for the musical drama, while there’s also roles for Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch,
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Terrence Malick’s ‘Weightless’ Gets Runtime, Official Cast, and Rating

With Knight of Cups arriving on Blu-ray soon (albeit with some embarrassing cover art) and Voyage of Time finally getting a release date, the year of Terrence Malick looks to continue as promised. His other feature in the can is the Austin-set Weightless, which follows intersecting love triangles in the world of music. Today finally brings confirmation it’s complete with an official running time, rating, and cast.

Thanks to an update at the British Board of Film Classification, we know they’ve given the film a 15 rating for “infrequent strong sex” and “sex references,” which makes it likely the MPAA will slap the film with an R rating. They also note that Weightless runs 145 minutes and 45 seconds — nearly 30 minutes longer than Knight of Cups — and confirm the cast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr.,
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Is Leatherface a Girl in the Texas Chainsaw Prequel?

Is Leatherface a Girl in the Texas Chainsaw Prequel?
Last April, new details about the long-awaited Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface were revealed, teasing the plot has quite the interesting twist. In March, it was reported that British actor Sam Strike had been cast as the title character, but it was later explained that he is actually playing one of four characters who could be Leatherface. Last week, producer Christa Campbell revealed the first photo from this horror prequel, which hints that Leatherface may actually be a young girl.

Sam Strike is joined by Sam Coleman, James Bloor and Jessica Madsen as the four teenagers who escape from a mental institution, all of whom have an affinity for wielding chainsaws. They kidnap a young nurse (Vanessa Grasse) as they make their escape, with a local sheriff (Stephen Dorff) trying to track them down. By the end of the movie, one of these teenagers will ultimately be revealed as Leatherface.
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200 Greatest Horror Films (130-121)

Special Mention: Misery

Directed by Rob Reiner

Screenplay by William Goldman

1990, USA

Genre: Thriller

Elevated by standout performances from James Caan and Kathy Bates, Misery remains one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date. Director Rob Reiner is clearly more interested in the dark humour and humanity than the gory detail in King’s novel, but make no mistake about it, Misery is a tough watch soaked in sharp dialogue, a brooding atmosphere, and disturbing bodily harm inflicted on James Caan by sweet old Kathy Bates. I can still feel his pain.

129. Black Sabbath (Three Faces of Fear)

Mario Bava and Salvatore Billitteri

Written by Ennio De Concini and Mario Serandrei

Italy 1960 / Italy 1963

Genre: Horror Anthology

Not to be confused with Black Sunday, Black Sabbath is a horror anthology composed of three atmospheric tales. “The Drop of Water” concerns a nurse who steals a ring off a corpse, only
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface described as “road movie” by directors

The directors of upcoming horror film Leatherface, a prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have described their film as a “brutal and disillusioned road movie”.

See Also: New poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface

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French filmmaking duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) told Allocine that their film will be more connected to Tobe Hooper’s original than 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

The plot focuses on Leatherface’s teenage years, discovering the origins of the character in a unique fashion.

They said: “Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road movie, with a quite new narrative structure in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe.”

Leatherface will star Sam Strike (EastEnders) as Leatherface, Stephen Dorff (Blade) as Texas Ranger Hal Hartman and Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) as Mother Sawyer.
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The Woods | Blu-ray Review

Horror director Lucky McKee unfortunately remains one of those unknown, peripheral genre names, mostly thanks to a number of compromised or abandoned projects following his formidable 2002 debut, May. Over the past several years, he’s made headlines for 2011’s The Woman (another underrated gem from his filmography), and most recently the co-directed effort All Cheerleaders Die in 2013, an expansion of his 2001 short film, which is more or less the comically inclined romp you’d assume it to be. Prizing complex female characterizations, usually featuring muse Angela Bettis, McKee’s twisted visions, though few and far between, are enjoyable and entertaining, usually enhanced by a bit of subtext. About a decade ago, McKee’s sophomore feature, The Woods, would finally land on DVD in the Us following a limited festival circuit run, treated to a torturous release platform despite featuring several notable cast members. A period piece set amongst an all-girls
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'Leatherface' Poster Teases 'Texas Chainsaw' Origin

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'Leatherface' Poster Teases 'Texas Chainsaw' Origin
The slasher flick is about to tread into untested territory with Leatherface. It's not unique for showing us a killer's origin story. Halloween and Friday the 13th both did that right out of the gate. What we've never seen are the teenage years for any of these monsters. Leatherface changes all that by delving into the mythos and early years of the killer at the heart of 1974's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Millennium Films has unleashed the scary first poster for Leatherface, and it promises a gritty, rain-soaked excursion into the mind of a real Psycho.

Leatherface isn't just an origin story for the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's also a Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! type murder-mystery. A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge,
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‘Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales’ DVD Review

Stars: Amber Benson, Angela Bettis, Aj Bowen, Jose Pablo Cantillo, James Duval, William Forsythe, Eddie Hargitay, Danielle Harris, Noah Hathaway, Marc Senter, Megan Thompson, Alex Urbom, Ray Wise | Written and Directed by Tom Holland

Originally conceived and made as a 9-episode web series for the now defunct FearNet, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales has been released on to DVD as yet another horror anthology rather than TV show – running a huge 144 minutes – encompassing the entire series in one “movie”; and an inconsistent movie at that.

Some would say that you have to give web-based programming some leaway, after all budgets aren’t as high etc. However when said web series comes from FearNet, a site that had backing and had the resources, you have to wonder why they didn’t spend that little bit more money to make something a little more polished. Apparently the budget for Twisted Tales was
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The Best B-Movies of the 21st Century

The constant big-budget movie releases with their A-list stars, state of the art technology, and expensive advertising campaigns can make it easy to forget that most of the movie industry just doesn’t have that kind of money. Most filmmakers are working with limited resources, yet producing films that are in many cases better than those big money movies. Other filmmakers work with even less, producing films that, in the end, are often relegated to the more obscure cable channels and the bargain bin at Amazon. B-movies have been called Hollywood’s stepchild, but what they really are is its life blood.

Only a few of these films make money, but they have a greater value than simply being good for business: they are good for filmmaking. With little money, no stars, scripts that are disjointed, and often featuring poor production values, the B-movie is the primordial ooze from which new talent and ideas crawl.
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Lili Taylor In For Texas Chainsaw Prequel Leatherface

After horrifying audiences as a haunted mother in The Conjuring, Lili Taylor is heading back to the world of horror with a supporting role – also as a tormented matriarch, albeit of a different ilk – in Millenium’s Leatherface, a prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

Taylor is stepping in for Angela Bettis, who dropped out after Leatherface conflicted with another project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She joins Stephen Dorff, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Sam Coleman and Jessica Madsen in the flick, which Millenium recently revealed centers on “a young nurse who is kidnapped by four violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.”

The story is
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Lili Taylor will play Leatherface's mother in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel

Lili Taylor will play Leatherface's mother in Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel
Lili Taylor has been cast as Leatherface's mother in the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.

The actress replaces Angela Bettis, who was originally down to play the character but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.

EastEnders actor Sam Strike will play her on-screen son, a violent teen who eventually becomes the title character.

Leatherface will focus on the teen's escape from a mental hospital and kidnap of a young nurse. He and other escapees are then chased by an equally crazed lawman looking for revenge.

Stephen Dorff recently landed a role in the film too, as well as James Bloor, Sam Coleman and Jessica Madsen.

Written by Seth M Sherwood, the film will be directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and is tipped for release in 2016.
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The Conjuring Star Lili Taylor Joins Leatherface in Chain Saw Prequel

Upcoming prequel Leatherface has quite an interesting cast, which thus far includes the likes of Stephen Dorff and Angela Bettis. Some more star power has just been added, as another face that’s quite familiar to us horror folk has come… Continue Reading →

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