Horror

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Edward Mordrake"

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by Britt Hayes October 23, 2014 12:05 AM
FX
The second episode of 'Freak Show' placed us in some worrisome and familiar territory, pitting freak against freak as Dell was introduced to the mix, but tonight's third episode goes a little ways to course-correcting the season (for now, at least). In the first of the two-part Halloween episode, we meet the titular "Edward Mordrake," the boogeyman among the freaks, for even those we're most afraid of have someone that terrifies them. (Well, there's Twisty, but still.)

'Bates Motel' Season 3 Adds 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Revolution' and 'Mad Men' Stars

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 22, 2014 04:54 PM
FX / NBC / AMC
Things have been quiet over at the 'Bates Motel,' but with season 3 set to open for business in March 2015, the iconic horror destination finds itself booked solid with guest stars. Not only will 'Sons of Anarchy' alum Ryan Hurst and NBC 'Revolution' castoff Tracy Spiridakos check into the 'Bates Motel' this season, but so too will 'Mad Men' star Kevin Rahm, and likely others.

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

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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

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by Jacob Hall October 21, 2014 12:56 PM
Warner Bros.
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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Dimension
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

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

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by Britt Hayes October 20, 2014 09:11 PM
Warner Bros.
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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2014 04:19 PM
FX
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

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by Jacob Hall October 20, 2014 03:49 PM
Lionsgate
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"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2014 01:45 PM
AMC / Image
‘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?