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'The River' Premiere: Evil In The Panic Room

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

ABC debuted its bold new horror-mystery series "The River" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on ABC) with a two hour premiere. The series features the found footage f...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Wheatley on Kill List

Dan Persons | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

What starts out as common, garden-variety crime thriller turns... bizarre, and then frightening, in director Ben Wheatley's twisty new film, Kill List.

The Good, The Bad & The Unnatural Of TV's Latest Fantasy Shows

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.14.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Misfits," "The Fades," "Being Human" and "Lost Girl" allow viewers to escape into a different reality and imagine what it would be like to have special powers or a heroic destiny. I liked one of these shows a lot, and I fell a little in love with another.

Don't Go in the Woods: Vincent D'Onofrio on his "Slasher Musical"

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Don't Go in the Woods is kind of hard to pin down -- there's not much to compare it too -- but it's a fun ride, with the loose feel of a campy B-horror-movie from decades past, with twists and turns and jumps galore.

Sienna Miller To Star As Hitchcock's Female Obsession

Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

Sienna Miller is set to star as '60s starlet Tippi Hedren in a new BBC film about Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with the actress called, "The Girl." ...

Vet Actor Banderas Drapes On The Skin I Live In

Brad Balfour | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

While his animated version in Puss in Boots holds broader appeal, the more perverse skin Antonio Banderas wears in The Skin I Live In is drawing a very different kind of audience. Both, however, are equally passionate about leather, knives and fur. 

Beautiful Nightmare: The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

It should have been a relief to awaken from The Pattern Scars, after all its horrors. Yet the richness of the world, the complexity of the main character, and the intensity of her tragedy evoke memories that linger for a long time.

In the Halloween Queen's Court: A Conversation with Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

At 60, Cassandra Peterson has practically become the Santa Claus of the 31st of October, so it was surprising to get a one-on-one conversation with her in costume last Thursday.

Five Political Horror Movies You Dare Not See

James Napoli | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

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Niles Essanay in Fremont Goes Goth

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 12.21.2011 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Just in time for Halloween, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum will screen a handful of spooky films sure to make the dark hearts of horror film lovers skip a beat (should they still be beating at all).

Horror Fans Help Scream Queen Jewel Shepard Battle Breast Cancer

Lisa Derrick | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

Scream queen Jewel Shepard, best known for her roles in the 1985 classic Return of the Living Dead and the goofy Party Camp is battling invasive breast cancer.

From Lovable Serial Killers to Sparkling Vampires: How America and I Came to Love Being Scared

Meghan Overdeep | Posted 12.21.2011 | Entertainment
Meghan Overdeep

In some perverse way, pop culture led me to love the ghosts and ghouls that used to spook me. And I'm not alone.

All Hallow's Read: A Few Spooky Suggestions for Kids

Monica Edinger | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

Having had a lot of fun creating a Last Gasp Summer Reading video, Betsy Bird and I decided to support Neil's initiative by making a Spooky Recommendations edition. Enjoy!

Cinefantastique's New York Comic Con 2011: Random Hunks o' Con (Video)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique hit the floor of New York Comic Con 2011 and discovered... people. Lots 'n' lots of people.

Joseph Erbentraut

Bucket O' Blood Owner On Horror, Gore And Gentrification

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

For the vast majority of Chicagoans, summer serves as the city's saving grace, arriving on the heels of months of cooler temperatures and precipitatio...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tom Six & Laurence R. Harvey on The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tag line for Tom Six's new The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is "100% Medically Inaccurate," tipping those who witnessed The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that the follow-up is going to be a further affront to everything pure, good, and sanitary.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jeff Nichols on Take Shelter

Dan Persons | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.

Making Peace with 9/11

Claire Amber | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Claire Amber

I'm sure you remember this image vividly: the twin towers of the World Trade Center in flames, the two jets having crashed into them after being hijac...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Dan Persons | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the title urges, but you know they're lying. There are things hiding in the dark, little things, nasty things, things that want nothing better than to drag you down.

Grotesque Perfection: The Photography Of Petrina Hicks (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Anne B. Kelly | Posted 04.13.2012 | Home
Anne B. Kelly

A fleshy tongue licks a supernatural, waxy pink flower in slow motion. Upon second notice, teenage girls clustered together invoke Caravaggio's penetr...

WATCH: Interview With 'Zombie Boy', Rick Genest

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

After recovering from brain tumour and a life less ordinary, Rick Genest became increasingly fascinated by the frontiers between life and death. A per...

Lucas Kavner

'American Gothic': Precursor To 'True Blood'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

Some of the most beloved shows of the past 10 years have been cancelled in their primes. "Freaks and Geeks," "Deadwood," "Arrested Development" -- the...

Exclusive: Horror Cinema Master John Carpenter Returns To Form With The Ward

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When word had it that veteran director John Carpenter was returning to feature films with the release of his latest, The Ward, I jumped at the chance to talk with him.

LA Film Fest, Starring Silverlake

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

I saw three different narrative features this past week at Los Angeles Film Festival that were set in the Silverlake area of LA. I live in the area, and it was cool to see familiar spots captured through different eyes.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Super 8

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for Lost in that show's pilot and upended Star Trek by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven't...