Horror

Our Worst Fears Realized; They're Turning the Universal Monsters Into Superheroes

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by Jacob Hall November 14, 2014 04:24 PM
Universal
The likes of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man have no business aping the Marvel “shared universe” structure in the first place. They're monsters! Let them monster! Any of our well-intentioned blogging-into-the-wind was too little, too late because the head of Universal has pretty much come and out said that they're taking the horror out of their horror icons.

Lee Daniels to Direct Paranormal Horror Flick ‘Demon House’

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by Britt Hayes November 13, 2014 05:58 PM
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Lee Daniels is a director with a very specific (kinda nuts) vision, and his films are what some would refer to as an "acquired taste," which means -- at the very least -- that he's never going to deliver something boring. Which is why it's pretty exciting that one of his next projects is a horror film. Yes, Lee Daniels of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and 'The Paperboy' fame is bringing us a paranormal horror film called 'Demon House,' which is based on the experiences endured by a real family, and which will hopefully be retitled 'Lee Daniels' Demon House.'

NBC's 'Constantine' Raises First Look at Jim Corrigan, aka DC's "The Spectre"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 13, 2014 11:58 AM
NBC
Last week NBC's demonic 'Constantine' dipped into canon to introduce the villainous voodoo practitioner Papa Midnite, and coming weeks will see the supernatural thriller diving even deeper into DC with the arrival of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Emmett Scanlan as Jim Corrigan, aka "The Spectre." See for yourself in the first photos from November 21 installment "Danse Vaudou"!

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Bullseye"

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by Britt Hayes November 13, 2014 10:21 AM
FX
We seem to have officially hit our lull in this season of 'American Horror Story' -- every year there comes a point when the melodrama takes over for an episode or two, when the horror takes a backseat to the scenery chewing. This week Jessica Lange goes full-on Joan Crawford in her role of Elsa Mars, and that's not really a bad thing (hello 'Mommie Dearest'!), but the familial dynamics overtake the macabre wackiness and the end result is a bit tedious.

'The Wolf Man' is the Latest Universal Monster to Get Rebooted

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by Jacob Hall November 12, 2014 11:17 AM
Universal
Universal is working overtime to revive its classic monster movies for the modern age; the latest classic creature to get a big screen revival is 'The Wolf Man,' a character whose legacy as a horror great trumps the fact that his last big-screen appearance was one of the biggest disasters in the studio's history.

'Evil Dead' TV Series Hitting Starz in 2015, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi to Return

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 10, 2014 03:36 PM
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Year after year, the same-old 'Evil Dead' sequel and remake rumors get the chainsaw gears grinding from the likes of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, but nothing groovy ever comes of it. Well hail to the king, baby, as the 'Evil Dead' franchise is alive and well on Starz, with Campbell to headline a new 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' series in 2015, and Sam Raimi returning to direct!

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Comic-to-TV Comparison: "Self Help"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 10, 2014 02:15 PM
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‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 5th entry with Sunday’s latest "Self Help” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Abraham's past is revealed as Eugene lets slip a shocking secret about their mission to D.C., so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?

Please Don't Turn the Universal Monsters Into Superheroes

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by Jacob Hall November 10, 2014 01:39 AM
Universal
Few cinematic legacies are as strong as that of the Universal Monsters, whose films have spent the past 80 years aging from B-movies into genre masterpieces. These aren't just movies; they're the foundation of an entire genre, the roots of an entire cinematic language. These aren't just great movies -- they're vital components of human culture, touchstones whose reverberations can still be felt today. And Universal has no idea what to do with them.