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Movie Review: Lovely Molly

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lovely Molly is a direct descendant of The Blair Witch Project. But this genre of horror film is played out -- or at least this slight, rarely unnerving effort makes it seem so.

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Replicas' Jeremy Power Regimbal & Josh Close

Dan Persons | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Jeremy Power Regimbal makes his feature film debut with this tense tale of class envy pushed to extremes.

Unfairly Maligned Monsters: Why Horror Matters

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Horror routinely gets passed over for award nominations, and Stephen King, though decorated and honored, has had to face venomous criticism from crusty academics his whole writing career. We monster kids routinely get looked down upon by the "real" artists.

'Mad Men': Don's Past Comes Back To Terrify Him

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

Things took a dark tone in the latest installment of "Mad Men" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on AMC). After an awkward random meeting in the elevator with a forme...

Movie Review: Frighteningly Flat Intruders

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Intruders barely intrudes on the consciousness, even while you're watching it. Which you are most vigorously advised not to do.

'The River' Finale: Will The River Let Them Go?

Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

Unless there was more going on than was revealed in this final hour of "The River" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), then it seemed like a lot of filler build...

'Face Off' Season Finale: Who Won?

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

On the Season 2 finale of "Face Off" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy), the finalists had to come up with three designs for their models, who then performed ...

Movie review: Silent House

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Silent House is one of those gimmick-movies that you can easily imagine beginning with a conversation along the lines of, "Hey, you know what would be...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Justin Kurzel on The Snowtown Murders

Dan Persons | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

As directed Justin Kurzel, The Snowtown Murders is a horror film that gains all the more impact for its basis in reality, showing how people in the depths of destitution and despair will willingly surrender themselves to a cunning and seductive evil.

Fresh Meat: Horror Ingenues

Tribeca | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

In honor of Sara Paxton's compelling genre work, here are our picks for up-and-coming horror ingénues that are well on their way to becoming new age scream queens.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ti West on The Innkeepers

Dan Persons | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With films such as The Roost and The House of the Devil, director Ti West has managed to deliver old-school, atmospheric chills on a limited budget, and he's pulled the same feat off with The Innkeepers.

'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 | Books
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 | Books
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.