Clever New IKEA Commercial Parodies Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

by Jacob Hall October 21, 2014 02:08 PM
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.

'The Conjuring 2': Original Director James Wan Will Return For the Sequel

by Jacob Hall October 21, 2014 12:56 PM
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In news that should delight horror fans, 'The Conjuring 2' has officially secured the return of director James Wan. His involvement with the sequel was up in the air since he left horror behind to direct 'Fast and Furious 7,' but the genre that gave him his start has pulled him back in ... and we're happy to have him back.

MTV's 'Scream' TV Series May Not Feature "Ghostface" Mask

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 21, 2014 11:00 AM
TV rebooting stagnant film franchises has become a fact of life these days, though it seems one of the more developed adaptations may eschew its most iconic aspect. MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' TV series pilot has been said to tell an all-new story independent of the four-film franchise, but might the teen horror adaptation ignore the "Ghostface" mask that has become synonymous with the series?

The Difference Between a Great Horror Movie and a Great Halloween Movie

by Jacob Hall October 21, 2014 09:49 AM
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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.

'The Conjuring 2' Pushed Back to 2016, Replaced with Mystery Horror Film

by Britt Hayes October 20, 2014 09:11 PM
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For those excited about a sequel to James Wan's incredibly successful -- and incredibly spooky -- horror flick 'The Conjuring' (and you can totally put us in that camp), you'll have to wait a little while longer. The sequel, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters in October 2015, has been delayed a whole year, while an untitled horror film has now taken its place.

FOX Orders Ryan Murphy's Female-Led Horror-Comedy Series 'Scream Queens' for 2015

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2014 04:19 PM
Well, 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy was going to need something new with the former coming to an end, and with HBO passing on sexuality drama 'Open.' And more than an 'American Crime Story' on the O.J. Simpsons murders, Murphy will headline a new FOX horror-comedy anthology series, dubbed 'Scream Queens.'

For Some Reason 'Cabin Fever' is Being Remade With the Exact Same Script

by Jacob Hall October 20, 2014 03:49 PM
Back in 2002, Eli Roth launched himself into the modern horror scene with 'Cabin Fever' and he's been hanging around ever since. His low budget horror-comedy about obnoxious young people going to a remote cabin in the woods and battling a flesh-eating virus paved the way for the 'Hostel' films and then his constant presence as a producer on every other horror movie that heads straight to DVD. And here we are: only 12 years have passed and they're remaking 'Cabin Fever.' And Roth is producing. And they're using the same script as the original.

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2014 01:45 PM
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‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 2nd entry with Sunday’s latest "Strangers” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick meets a mysterious new stranger as Bob has a deadly encounter with Gareth and the Terminus survivors, so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?

'Hannibal' Season 3 Casts 'Batman vs. Superman' Star as Lady Murasaki

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2014 10:16 AM
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The production schedule and literary influence behind 'Hannibal' season 3 has produced a wide range of information over new character and story, with little casting thus to back it up. That all changes with the first major casting of 'Hannibal' season 3, as 'Batman v. Superman' and 'The Wolverine' star Tao Okamoto will take the important role of Hannibal's "Lady Murasaki."

'The Walking Dead' "Four Walls and a Roof" Sneak Peek: Is Father Gabriel Too Good to Be True?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 19, 2014 11:00 PM
'The Walking Dead' dove even deeper into body horror than usual with Sunday's latest "Strangers," but could the newly-rescued Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) have something to do with their latest predicament? That's exactly the question on Sasha's mind, in the first clip from next Sunday's third season 5 episode, "Four Walls and a Roof."