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The Test of Time: Prince of Darkness (1987)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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It's the Booze Talkin, David Gordon Green May be Perfect For Halloween!

Like many of you, one of my favorite horror films is the John Carpenter classic HALLOWEEN. There is much to admire and love about this seminal thriller, this includes the marvelous score and a suspenseful build that never lets up. And let’s not forget the incredible cast including Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. Perhaps more importantly, the iconic killer Michael Myers was...
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Waxwork re-issues Ennio Morricone's score for Carpenter's The Thing on 2/24

John Carpenter's remake of THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (aka THE THING) has a fun distinction within the world of John Carpenter flicks as it is one of the few times Carpenter didn't score the film himself. Makes sense. When you've got legendary composer Ennico Morricone willing to score your motion picture, you take that opportunity. Plus, less work for you, right?...
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02.15.2017
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Halloween 2018 will be a sequel not a remake

The news from the new HALLOWEEN film directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green & Danny McBride keeps rolling in. This is, of course, a more than welcome thing, and we will, of course, keep on top of any and all new news and throw it back at you guys asap. Case in point, Kenny Powers himself, Danny McBride was recently out talking about VICE PRINCIPALS season 1...
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02.13.2017
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Danny McBride says new Halloween will be dark & vicious

Last night the hollowed grounds of horror shook as the master himself John Carpenter took to his Facebook to announce not only had the new HALLOWEEN been given a release date, but also that the film would be directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green and none other than Kenny Fuc*ing Powers himself Danny McBride. Talk about epic, unexpected news! We heard...
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02.10.2017
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New Halloween movie to be made by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride

Now you can't say this is the same old thing. It has been announced by John Carpenter himself via his Facebook page that David Gordon Green (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) and comedian Danny McBride will head up the creative team behind the new HALLOWEEN movie. Both will write the film, while Green will eventually direct. Carpenter is still on as executive producer and consultant....
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02.09.2017
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Face-Off: The Car vs. Christine

The goofball family film MONSTER TRUCKS, which is about trucks being powered by monstrous creatures, isn't really Arrow in the Head material and isn't exactly setting the box office on fire, but its release is responsible for inspiring this week's Face-Off, as it got me thinking about horror movies in which vehicles are powered by otherworldly forces. Specifically, it got me thinking about...
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01.25.2017
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Escape from New York remake details and Snake's real name revealed

A remake of John Carpenter's sci-fi action classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK has been in the works for a long time, bouncing around from studio to studio for the last decade. Scripts have been written, directors have been attached or close to signing on - directors like Len Wiseman, Brett Ratner, Jonathan Mostow, and Breck Eisner - and at one point Gerard Butler was even set to play...
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12.05.2016
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John Carpenter is waiting to see a Halloween script

When it was announced back in May that Jason Blum, head of the genre powerhouse Blumhouse Productions, would be teaming with HALLOWEEN franchise creator John Carpenter to produce a new installment in the HALLOWEEN series, with Carpenter having creative involvement and possibly providing the film's score, many of us jumped to the conclusion that this project was on the fast track...
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11.28.2016
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Face-Off: They Live vs. Society

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the presidential election was recently held in the United States. It was a long, tumultuous, exhausting build up to election day, and many couldn't wait for it all to be over with. A week later, we are still within that tumultuous time, so this seems like the appropriate week to take a look at John Carpenter's 1988 film THEY LIVE and Brian Yuzna's SOCIETY...
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11.16.2016
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Necessary Evil: Next Halloween Movie

Hi there, horror friends! I can't believe the weekend before Halloween is already here! I hope none of you are dressing up like creepy clowns, which happened to be the basis for our last Necessary Evil . For today's column, I really wanted to tackle the perfect topic. It's almost Halloween and no self-respecting horror fan can think of the holiday without immediately...
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10.28.2016
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Halloween! Horror movie ideas! The Dark, Prince of Darkness & more!

Halloween is around the corner hence I decided to guide ya in terms of what you may or should watch during our favorite non-Holiday, Holiday! Check out my recommendations below! TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015) WATCH TALES OF HALLOWEEN HERE! PLOT: This critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls,...
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10.22.2016
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