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The Test of Time: The Brood (1979)

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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Scanners TV series headed our way!

As more and more talent seems to be packing up their feature film belongings and heading out to the green pastures of television, so too is the remake of David Cronenberg's head-exploding classic SCANNERS . You may remember that SCANNERS was for the longest time held up - like fr too many quality horror properties - by the Weinstein brothers over at Dimension. But word today is that...
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Happy Birthday David Cronenberg!

Happy Birthday, David Cronenberg! It was just earlier today we shared the news there is set to (another) remake of THE FLY . Now, while that flick is not planned to be remake of David Cronenberg's THE FLY, per say, I think we can all agree that the filmmakers in charge of the re-imagining or whatever they're calling it will be taking more that a few plays from the...
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A Night of Horror festival unveils line-up, includes Tax Shelter Terrors

Australia, get ready. The 10th annual A Night of Horror International Film Festival is scheduled to be held at the Dendy Cinema Newtown just outside Sydney, Australia from November 24 to December 4, 2016 , screening simultaneously with Fantastic Planet: Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. With the event just over two weeks away, the full list of films has been unveiled, and...
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It's the Booze Talkin', Bring back Cronenbergian body horror

If you are a horror fan, there are a number of filmmakers that you connect to, ones that have inspired many of those who grow up seeking out the genre. You have Craven, Carpenter, Argento, or what have you, but one of my personal favorites was the masterful David Cronenberg. The Canadian filmmaker first terrified me when I happened upon SCANNERS late one night. While he had...
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Cool Horror Gear: Mondo releases The Brood & Scanners on vinyl

Mondo is pretty good at taking our money, aren’t they? Today, they announced the upcoming release of a special “two cover” LP for director David Cronenberg’s classic mind and body-bender films SCANNERS and THE BROOD with original scores composed by Academy Award-winner Howard Shore. Available for the first time ever on vinyl, SCANNERS/THE BROOD features...
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Cool Horror Videos: Behind-the-scenes of the exploding head in Scanners

Even people who haven’t seen David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS are well aware of its famous exploding head scene, it’s just one of those iconic cinematic moments that will always be talked about. A behind-the-scenes video, which is part of The Criterion Collection Blu-ray and DVD release, dissects that very scene in which photographer Mark Irwin, special effects supervisor...
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Criterion to release David Cronenberg's Scanners in July

On the heels of yesterday's first trailer David Cronenberg's latest foray into the world of sci-fi with his upcoming MAPS TO THE STARS is Criterion's announcement that they will be releasing a true Cronenberg classic on DVD and Blu-ray on July 15th and it's filled with some kickass bonus features. That's right, folks, SCANNERS will be hitting shelves in a matter...
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Top 10 Horror Psychics!

So, what do you guys and gals think of the CARRIE remake, opening today? Word is the cast and crew went back and reshot a bunch of shite in order to make the flick worthy of a hard-R rating. You think they pulled it off? Like most remakes, I personally find this a completely unneeded one, but damn if I'd ever pass on seeing such a juicy role played by Julianne Moore. And Chloe Moretz? Say...
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Cool Horror Gear: Have your mind blown by this Scanners tee

Cavity Colors has just revealed a new t-shirt designed after David Cronenberg's SCANNERS and it's appropriately called "MIND BLOWN" — you'll see why! Whether you pick this one up as a t-shirt or tank top, it'll cost you $26.00 and comes in a range of sizes that fit both men and women. It's a badass shirt capturing the all important exploding head...
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Scream Factory will unleash Scanners sequels on Blu this fall

The folks at the Scream Factory are cooking up more horror goodness for you, announcing today that they'll be unleashing SCANNERS II and SCANNERS III in a double-pack at some point this fall. Scream Factory posted the key art for the pack (see it below) but didn't give out any additional details on the release. In SCANNERS 2: THE NEW ORDER: a power-crazed...
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Dissecting Director David Cronenberg

”David Cronenberg” Buy VIDEODROME here! There have been many classic directors of the horror genre over the years, but none of them have been as consistently good as director David Cronenberg. Kicking off in the early ‘80s, the man has directed more solid flicks than he has flops, and he continues to take on new and interesting projects… and most...
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