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'Horror' = Comedy + Latex

Alf LaMont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Over the weekend I visited a haunted house. The whole experience was great fun. See that? I said it was "FUN." In fact, all signs point to everyone having a great time, giggling and laughing between screams and squeals, which got me to thinking.

ONE MORE TIME?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

The following report contains spoilers about "Scream 4." "Scream" sequels have a tendency to gestate for quite some time before seeing the light of...

Is 'Scream' Coming To TV?

Posted 04.25.2013 | TV

MTV has ordered a pilot based on the "Scream" franchise, the network announced Thursday. The cable network revealed its plans to "reinvent" the Kev...

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T., and most recently took her career in a darkly satirical direction with her work in the Asylum's gory, fractured fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

Famous Horror Filmmaker Visits Munch's Masterpiece

Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

Slasher filmmaker Wes Craven recently confronted his fine art inspiration at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Caption reads: "Found origin...

'Scream' Is Headed To The Small Screen

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

There's a whole lot of horror headed to MTV. According to TVLine, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's "Scream" franchise, which kicked off in 1996, ...

So Many Beatles Songs Are Being Turned Into Action Movies

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.01.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

Tom Cruise recently announced that his next starring vehicle will be an adaptation of a graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, which is itself a playful take on the Beatles classic, "All You Need Is Love." But that's not the only Beatles song that Hollywood plans to adapt into a big budget action or horror thriller...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Scream 4

Dan Persons | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Poor Sidney Prescott. Not satisfied with the ordeals she suffered in Screams 1 - 3, she's gotta go and tempt fate by returning to Woodsboro and courting the attention of psycho killer Ghostface.

HuffPost Review: Scream 4 (2011)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It is rare that a film spends such a large chunk of its running time basically admonishing its own existence. Yet Wes Craven's return to the world of Scream is not only a relatively unnecessary franchise revival, it wears its uselessness on its sleeve.

Scre4m Interview With Emma Roberts

Richard Karpala | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

Is the Scream series still relevant for today's generation? Who better to ask than Emma Roberts, part of the fresh faced cast Wes Craven brought in to keep Ghostface busy once again.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

WATCH: Courtney Cox & David Arquette In New 'Scream 4' Trailer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: A new trailer for 'Scream 4' was released a few days ago, but it was subsequently pulled by The Weinstein Company. The teaser trailer is belo...

Wes Craven Talks About David Arquette's Emotional 'Pain'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Wes Craven knows horror, and so he recognized David Arquette's pain right away. Before Arquette and Courteney Cox separated, they worked together on ...

2010 in Review: The 'Worst' Films of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2011-01-01-air.jpgSadly, this was the first year in as long as I've been doing this where it was easier to make up a 'worst of year' than a 'best of year'.

Triple Threat Friday: Conversations with BoDeans, Bleu and The Chapin Sisters

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas of BoDeans talk their new album, the band's early days, and why their six-year break was a dark period.

Cinefantastique Podcast: My Soul to Take

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Writer-director Wes Craven returns to the horror genre with My Soul to Take and the Cinefantastique Podcast is there to examine the results.

Jackie Earle Haley's comet burns bright

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackie Earle Haley was a teen star when he was 15 and a has-been by his 30s. And then, suddenly, having ditched the business for 15 years, he once a...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N12: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Freddy's back, and the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast has him in its sights. Is the new A Nightmare on Elm Street a dreamsc...

ReelzChannel: 7 Other Reasons to Stay Dirty

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This year Hitchcock's Psycho turns 50. We honor the occasion with a list of horrific bathroom scenes.

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "No Escape" Scenarios

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders -- played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers -- get stuck on a chair lift. As t...

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Gets a Trailer

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While everyone seems to be trying harder than the gang behind Friday the 13th, this feels like a fancier redo of something that held up pretty well in the first place.

Second Time's the Charm -- When Superior Sequels Surpass Lukewarm Originals

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'm feeling a little more optimistic than I probably should for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Henry Lee Hopper's Sickness: Mono Sidelines Dennis Hopper's Son From Film Debut

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Jumper" star Max Thierot will replace Henry Lee Hopper as the lead in Wes Craven's tentatively titled horror thriller "25/8." There were no creativ...

Pauly Shore Countersues Wes Craven

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Pauly Shore is suing neighbor Wes Craven for creating a nightmare on his property in a dispute between the two that began last yea...