Bram Stoker's Dracula and Crimson Peak

If you’re searching for the perfect Halloween double feature, you need not resort to repetitive slashers or gross-out gore-fests. You need only journey down a foggy, mossy path towards a towering structure in ruins, and find yourself embraced by the lush, ornate, blood-soaked worlds of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Crimson Peak. These two films are the fine wines of horror and gothic romance, paired perfectly with your gourmet Halloween meal. They live, and breathe, and die like so few other horror films.

Primarily because these two films do not adhere strictly to the horror genre. Instead, they wade into the world of Gothic romance, where candles flicker as passions burn; where the old world clashes with the new; where dark secrets lurk in locked rooms. But you can break those locks, if you’re adventurous enough; if you’re brave enough. If you’re willing to face the ghosts and undead that lurk in the shadows, and learn what truths they hold.

These films dabble in death and terror, yes. But they also thrive on love. They have beating hearts which long to be listened to. They are somehow both horrific and delicate; like Venus Fly Traps that can ensnare and destroy if you get too close. As Halloween approaches, and you look for a break from sequels and jump-scares, why not draw closer to these two films and wrap yourself up in their chilly embrace?

This post contains major spoilers for both films.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Featurette: Meet the Revengers

thor ragnarok featurette

The Avengers? Over. Guardians of the Galaxy. So last season. This fall, it’s all about the Revengers, the ace team that Thor definitely did not pull together at the last minute in a desperate attempt to reclaim Asgard from the conquering Goddess of Death, Hela.

A new Thor: Ragnarok featurette gracefully introduces us to each of the members of the so-called Revengers (they’re not changing their name), who team up when Thor finds himself exiled on the other side of the universe after his home dimension is destroyed. And it’s just as tongue-in-cheek as the rest of the promotional teasers for the third Thor film have been, complete with brand new footage of the cosmic warriors in action.

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Thor Ragnarok TV Spot

In under two weeks, fans will get to see what director Taika Waititi has done with Thor: Ragnarok, his first collaboration with Marvel Studios. The early buzz has been high for the movie with a lot of compliments calling it the funniest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the best film in the Thor franchise, and some of that critical acclaim has invaded the film’s marketing campaign.

A new Thor: Ragnarok TV spot highlights some of the more complimentary reviews for the movie while also showing off some new footage from the film, including the first glimpse we’ve seen of Anthony Hopkins as Odin in the movie. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok clip

There are some of you who, for no reason other than the phrasing of this headline, have already ignored these words and clicked down to watch the Thor: Ragnarok clip that I recommend not watching. That’s fine – you presumably know what kind of movie watcher you are at this point, and I can’t tell you what to do. But there’s only going to be one “first time” that you see what I considered to be one of the funniest exchanges in a movie that’s full of laugh-out-loud moments, and I’m just here to do my part and attempt to convince some of you to wait until you’re sitting in the theater to watch it in the proper context.
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Thor Ragnarok Featurette

Earlier this week, we brought you another interview from our visit to the Australian set of Thor: Ragnarok, this time with none other than Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, playing Hela, the goddess of death. The actress is the first female villain to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she’s clearly going to create a lot of problems for the god of thunder and his homeworld of Asgard.

So far, the trailers for Thor: Ragnarok have shown us the impressive powers Hela as she destroys Thor’s trusty hammer Mjolnir (though the setting of that scene has apparently been changed), and now a new featurette shows more of the villain wreaking havoc on Asgard, bringing Karl Urban into the fray as Skurge, and facing off with Thor himself. Read More »

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thor ragnarok behind the scenes

If the behind-the-scenes shenanigans are any indication, Thor: Ragnarok will be a hugely fun and charming space romp. Marvel has released a featurette of the making of the third Thor film, and already it looks to be miles more enjoyable than the last one.

Along with the release of the featurette, there’s a new international trailer and poster to get you even more excited for Thor: Ragnarok.

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Thor Ragnarok Tom Hiddleston Interview

Director Taika Waititi has already shown us that Thor: Ragnarok won’t be your average Thor movie. Not only has the comedy been ramped up, but the filmmaker wanted to strip down the Thor franchise, essentially acting as if this were the first film in the series. But even so, it wouldn’t be a Thor movie without a certain mischievous character.

Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, the god of mischief and step-brother to the god of thunder, and at the end of Thor: The Dark World, the villain of The Avengers got everything he was hoping for. So what happens next? Tom Hiddleston revealed as much as he could about where Loki is heading next in Thor: Ragnarok in our interview with the actor on set last fall. During our chat, he talked about working with Cate Blanchett, being a rock star movie villain, and much more.

Below, read our full Thor Ragnarok Tom Hiddleston interview. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok TV Spot

Hot off the heels of our set visit report for Thor: Ragnarok, last night brought the debut of a brand new TV spot for the Marvel Studios sequel featuring a bunch of new footage from the movie, including a poorly conceived name for the team that the god of thunder is putting together in order to stop the goddess of death from destroying Asgard. You’ll see what we’re talking about in the new Thor Ragnarok TV spot below. Read More »

early man trailer

While hand-drawn animation seems to be all but extinct in the feature film business, claymation will make one last gasp for relevancy with a new film by the talented creators and animation studio behind the still-great Wallace and Gromit.

Lo and behold Early Man, the stop-motion animated film from Aardman Studios about a caveman who discovers that civilization has quickly advanced all around him — immediately making him and his tribe endangered. Wow, it sounds like they’re sending some kind of message here…

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Thor Ragnarok Posters

To go along with our extensive set visit report for Thor: Ragnarok today, Marvel Studios also sent over some bright, colorful new character posters featuring the cast of the cosmic comic book sequel.

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum and (kinda) Mark Ruffalo all get their own posters, each with an explosion of colored powder surrounding them. Even though character posters may be excessive marketing, at least these look fairly cool.

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