We live in a world where commercial directors speak (and breathe and live) the same pop culture language as the people they've been hired to peddle all kinds of products to. The result: television advertisements have gotten more clever, more specific, and most importantly, more ready to become instant viral sensations on the internet. A new IKEA commercial, whose release in the chilly weeks of October is no coincidence, cleverly parodies one of the most famous horror movies of all time and it's pretty cool.
I never watch 'Halloween' on Halloween.
That's not to say that I dislike John Carpenter's slasher classic. In fact, it's one of the best horror movies ever made and a masterpiece that I find myself revisiting at least once a year. But when I do revisit it, I tend to watch it in December. Or February. Or even in the heat of the July. The moment October rolls around, I shelve any interest I have in it.
And it's not alone. You won't find me revisiting a lot of famous, respected and beloved horror movies when the season of the witch rolls around.
October is in full swing, and Halloween is right around the corner. If you're a movie nerd who's into dressing up for Halloween, picking your costume can be some serious business. But with only a few weeks left before The Big Day, you've got some choices to make. Wanna bro down with your buds and go as the Robert De Niros from 'Neighbors'? Or maybe you're a lady who wants to ditch the animal ears and do something much cooler this year. If you need help figuring it out, we've got a handy guide to Halloween costumes inspired by 2014 movie characters to help you get it together in time for the upcoming holiday, including what to buy and where to buy it.
While it's true that great stretches of Stoker's novel have been explored, transformed and extended by countless filmmakers over the years until every surprise feels like a cliche, there's one stretch of the story that feels fresher than ever. Upon a recent revisit to the novel, it was this portion of the book that most ignited the imagination and felt the most inherently cinematic. And yet, it's the portion of the book that gets overlooked in even the most faithful adaptations.
No genre inspires as many cliches, both beloved and hated, as horror. Put on any random slasher movie while a horror buff is in the room and chances are strong that he'll be able to map out every moment, and every poor decision on the part of the main characters, a half hour in advance. However, that horror buff will also tell you that the predictability of it all can be a lot of fun.
The Disney Channel's long-running 'Phineas and Ferb' has managed some impressive guest stars and tribute episodes in recent years, but its latest get is a slice of fried gold. Ten years after its release, 'Shaun of the Dead' stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have announced that iconic zombie-killers Ed and Shaun will return in animated form for a forthcoming Halloween special of 'Phineas and Ferb.'
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you're a movie fan, choosing your costume this year could be pretty tough. Will you go as Alien from 'Spring Breakers,' or make an old classic new again by dressing up as Carrie White from 'Carrie'? Don't worry -- we've done all the heavy lifting for you. Whether or you're a
With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the scariest episodes of TV that ever aired. Here are the episodes that left a lasting mark in your nightmares. Some come from genre shows that always offered a scare or two and others come from shows that had no business treading into the horror genre but did so anyway
Being a horror fan is tough. In order to track down the gems, you have to wade through oceans of junk. You have to endure a dozen stinkers in order to discover that unknown winner. You have to put up with cheap knock-offs and direct to DVD nonsense to find an impressive indie