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The Serpent and the Rainbow Blu-ray details revealed!

  One of Wes Craven's best films - THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW - is getting a sweet new Blu-ray release courtesy of those beautiful bastards at Scream Factory. We've got the deets on the Blu-ray below, which should satisfy any rabid fan of the voodoo thriller. In case you need it, the synopsis: A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman) is sent to Haiti to...
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01.06.2016
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Ash vs. Evil Dead season finale featured a nod to another horror icon

Sam Raimi did his horror movie homework while preparing to make his feature directorial debut with THE EVIL DEAD , and one of the movies he watched while preparing to make his own was Wes Craven's 1977 classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES . While watching HILLS, Raimi noticed that a JAWS poster was torn during a horrific event, and took that as Craven saying his film was much more...
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01.06.2016
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The F*ckin Black Sheep: Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! Hills Have Eyes II (2007) Directed by Martin Weisz “HILLS...
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11.26.2015
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Wes Craven-produced The Girl in the Photographs acquired for 2016 release

  Wes Craven may have passed a few months ago, but his legacy lives on. The last film the horror legend executive produced, THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS , has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment. The plan is to release the film theatrically in early 2016. Nick Simon’s horror crime thriller stars Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo,...
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11.11.2015
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The F*ckin Black Sheep: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! A Nightmare of Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) Directed by Jack...
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10.15.2015
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This Elm Street soundtrack box set is the music of your nightmares

In the weeks since Wes Craven's passing, we've seen a heap of heartwarming tributes both from people who knew him well as well as  writers , podcasters , and filmmakers who were inspired by him. Included among this outpouring of respect is some truly incredible merchandise that fans have had to wait all too long for. Perhaps most exciting of all, Varèse...
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09.17.2015
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The Girl in the Photographs (TIFF Review 2015)

PLOT: A celebrity photographer (Kal Penn) and his vacuous posse descend on a small town when the amateur photographic work of a vicious serial killer attracts his attention. REVIEW: Being that THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS bears the name of the late Wes Craven as an executive producer, I wish I could tell you that the last film to have the maestro's seal of approval was...
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09.16.2015
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Johnny Depp pays tribute to Wes Craven

As every film fan knows, Johnny Depp got his big break - not to mention first great death sequence - thanks to Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET , in which Depp played Glen, belly shirt enthusiast and all around nice guy until his untimely, gooey demise. While we've heard tributes to Wes from several of his past collaborators in the weeks after his passing, we hadn't heard anything...
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09.15.2015
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The Test of Time: The Last House on the Left (1972)

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 continue to be must see? So…the point of this here column is how a film stands against the Test of Time, if the thing holds up for a modern horror audience....
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09.10.2015
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Top 10 Wes Craven Movie Kills!

Not sure about you, but we're still reeling over the sudden death of Wes Craven last week. And no matter how much we try to pay heartfelt homage, it feels like no tribute is good enough to honor the great work this undisputed titan of horror cinema gifted us for well over four decades. But that doesn't mean we won't keep on trying. We owe the man that much, and much more for all the screams...
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09.04.2015
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The F*ckin Black Sheep: Scream 4 (2011)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! Scream 4 (2011) Directed by Wes Craven "I’m glad Wes...
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09.03.2015
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First clip from Wes Craven-produced The Girl in the Photographs

Wes Craven may have passed on, but at least he left behind some projects that we can still look forward to. His most recent production, the Nick Simon-directed  THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS , is readying its premiere and we have an exciting first look at a clip and a still from the film. The clip, which depicts Kal Penn (who according to the synopsis is the  least...
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09.02.2015
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