(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: The best movies directed by filmmaker Richard Donner.)
Over the weekend, legendary director Richard Donner sadly passed away at age 91. Donner helped pioneer the modern blockbuster with Superman: The Movie, took us on the ultimate treasure hunt in The Goonies, defined the buddy cop action genre with the Lethal Weapon franchise, and gave us the endlessly rewatchable holiday classic Scrooged. If you’re looking to celebrate this iconic filmmaker by watching some of the finest films that he directed, here’s where to find the best Richard Donner movies streaming or available to rent right now. Read More »
You don’t have to be a childless millennial at Disney World to be afraid of kids. There’s a whole time-honored sub-genre of horror that plays upon pedophobia, the fear of children. It’s yielded ghost girls aplenty and more than one son of Satan.
Writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala ventured into pedophobic territory with their 2014 Austrian film, Goodnight Mommy. It’s been a long road to the release of their new feature, The Lodge, which premiered at Sundance last year and earned some rave reviews, only to see its release date pushed back until after this year’s festival. Now, the wait is finally over and The Lodge is almost here. It hits theaters on Friday and this film has some elements that will poke at the child-fearing part of the brain.
In honor of that, we’re diving back through the last 60 years of film history, taking a reverse-chronological look at the 10 scariest movie children. Of course, there are any number of horror films where precocious youngsters say or do things that contribute to the overall creepy atmosphere. (“I see dead people,” “They’re heeere,” etc.) However, with this list, we’ll be focusing mainly on the kids who are straight-up evil or possessed and whose desire to harm others plays an integral role in the plot. You’re about to wade into a playroom where the tykes are all finger-painting with the blood of adults.
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In an odd twist of fate, coincidence, or maybe just because it’s Halloween season, every title in this week’s Blu-ray round-up is a horror movie. So if you’re not a horror fan, uh…see you next time! For everyone else, these are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.
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This week, a remake of Flatliners will hit theaters and leave us all wondering: “Why?” Look, remakes of horror films are nothing new, but was anyone actually eager for a Flatliners remake? Besides, there already was a film that came very close to being a Flatliners remake; it was called The Lazarus Effect, and it was terrible.
Speaking of terrible, in honor (maybe?) of Flatliners, I’ve gone ahead and broken down the 15 Worst Horror Remakes. You may disagree with these picks; in fact, I know for certain that many people enjoy at least one or two of these films. That’s fine! I welcome your defense of them! But these are the bottom of the barrel. The rotten apples. The major disappointments. These are the worst horror remakes.
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Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The news that 20th Century Fox is developing a prequel to the 1976 horror classic The Omen shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – everything gets a prequel these days, whether the original material calls for it or not. It’s just the current state of the system. It’s also not too surprising that David Goyer is on board as a producer, since he has a habit of popping up anywhere and everywhere, especially when someone is trying to reinvent something with a familiar name. What is pleasantly surprising is the involvement of director Antonio Campos, who is the kind of fresh voice that should be making genre movies at major studios.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
It’s time for our monthly tragedy. It’s time to take a deep breath and see what movies and television shows are departing Netflix in December, so we can throw together a must-watch-now list and try to see everything before it goes. The films leaving Netflix this month include a few bonafide cinematic classics, a vital superhero movie, two Jim Henson favorites, and two of the best horror movies ever made.
Read on for our recommendations for the shows and movies leaving Netflix that you need to watch right now.
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After successfully bringing the formative years of Psycho killer Norman Bates to the small screen with Bates Motel, A&E is bringing another iconic horror character to television.
Damien is a series adaptation and continuation of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. The series hails from former The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara and picks up 25 years after the original film, when the Antichrist child known as Damien is all grown up. If you’re curious as to how this series adaptation might turn out, a quick teaser trailer has just surfaced online.
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Originally developed for Lifetime and now set to air on A&E alongside Bates Motel, the show Damien — a TV version of The Omen that acts as a direct sequel to the original 1976 film — is coming in 2016. The first Damien teaser is here, and it is a kaleidoscope of intimidating imagery and incredible cheekbones.
The cheekbones in question belong to Bradley James (formerly Arthur on Merlin, from the BBC) plays the adult Damien in a ten-episode series written and exec produced by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). Check out the promo below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits has a bit of everything: Tons of casting news, some cute set photos, and a bunch of red-hot posters. After the jump:
- Lifetime’s The Omen sequel Damien moves to A&E
- An Absolutely Fabulous movie will shoot this year
- Heroes Reborn picks up The 100 and True Blood alums
- Jeff Daniels boards the train for the Divergent sequels
- Common and Deon Cole line up for Barbershop 3
- Starship Troopers could be headed to the small screen
- See the photos from the set of Inferno in Venice
- Ogle a series of Magic Mike XXL character posters
- Justin Bieber will make a cameo in Zoolander 2
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Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Damien Thorn is being reborn yet again, this time as the lead of his own TV series. Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to Damien, a follow-up of the 1976 classic horror The Omen. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) conceived the project. Hit the jump for more details on Lifetime’s The Omen TV series.
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