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Exclusive: Mick Garris on Post Mortem, Roger Corman & new anthology film!

I am a super fan of writer-director Mick Garris. The man started out making behind the scenes docs for the likes of such flicks as Joe Dante's THE HOWLING, John Carpenter's THE THING, and Richard Donner's THE GOONIES. From there, Garris became a screenwriter himself with such classics as CRITTERS 2, THE FLY II, and HOCUS POCUS . He also directed PSYCHO IV: THE...
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Cool Horror Gear: Celebrate The Thing's 35 anniversary w/ new badass shirts

The is year marks the 35th anniversary of the John Carpenter classic THE THING , which was released back in June 25th, 1982. While we have to wait allll the way until June 25th to FULLY celebrate the brilliance of THE THING (bullsh*t, I do that every day) we have some cool THE THING 35th anniversary-related shite for you to own! Turns out Fright Rags is releasing five new shirts...
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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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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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It's the Booze Talkin', Has Hollywood forgotten about the horror greats?

When you think of your favorite horror movies, how often do guys like Carpenter, Hooper, Craven or Romero come up?  They are the names behind some of the most iconic horror films ever made. Recently - courtesy of the home video heroes Shout! Factory - I revisited John Carpenter’s THE THING and it was better than I remembered - and that's saying something...
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The answer to The Thing's open ending may be in the actors' eyes

Fans have been trying to figure out the open ending of John Carpenter's classic THE THING ever since the film was released in 1982. Was MacReady (Kurt Russell) the thing? Was Childs (Keith David)? Were neither of them the thing? Every detail of the final scene shared by those two characters has been examined, leading to the formation of multiple theories. On October 11 th,...
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DVD/Blu-ray Release Dates: SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016

And just like that, summer's about done. Where in the name of Sam Raimi does the time go? Oh well, us horror hounds love the fall, so let's do a DVD/Blu-ray update for September and October! In September, we have box sets of both Tales from the Darkside and Friday the 13th: The Series , the Blu debut of THE CONJURING 2 and Criterion's remastered BLOOD SIMPLE ! Then comes...
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Scream Factory's The Thing Blu-Ray date has been delayed to October

On his 21st birthday, Tim learns a secret from his dad: the men in his family can time travel to any point in their past. Which comes in handy since Tim needs all the help he can get in finding love.
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DVD/Blu-ray Release Dates: AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2016

Holy hell, is it August already?! Guess we'd better prepare for the dog days of summer with a Blu-ray/DVD release date update! This month we get a Blu-ray of one of my all time faves, Joe Dante's THE BURBS , Scream Factory's edition of SESSION 9 and THE WALKING DEAD Season 6 ! In September, we have the surprisingly good shark tale THE SHALLOWS , along with Scream Factory's...
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Adam Green and Joe Lynch to podcast for 48 hours straight this weekend

Directors Adam Green ( HATCHET , FROZEN ) and Joe Lynch ( WRONG TURN 2 , EVERLY ) have featured a lot of gory deaths in their films, but now they're joining forces to save lives. For the last 167 weeks, Green and Lynch have been giving fascinating glimpses into the entertainment business through their podcast The Movie Crypt, and this weekend they will be podcasting for 48 hours...
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Scream Factory rolls out even more extras for The Thing Collector's Edition

Scream Factory already released the special feature details on their upcoming Collector's Edition of John Carpenter's  THE THING , but with this movie nothing is as it seems. As it turns out, they weren't finished. They've announced even  more  bonus content for the two disc Blu-Ray, which will be available on  September 20th . The most notable...
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Scream Factory reveals the details of The Thing Blu-ray release

It was just eight days ago that Scream Factory announced they would be putting out a 2-disc collector's edition Blu-ray set of the John Carpenter classic THE THING in September, and now the company has already revealed the details of that release, pulling back the curtain and showing off the fact that this thing is going to be packed. Special features and specs: ...
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